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Brett Butler

Brett Morgan Butler

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: June 15, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA
Schools: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 23rd round of the 1979 amateur draft.
Signed June 11, 1979. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 20, 1981 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Indians/Giants/Braves/Mets 1981-1997
Agents: Dick Moss [*]
Final Game: September 28, 1997 (Age 40)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #270. Edd Roush… #271. Roger Maris… #272. Dustin Pedroia… #273. BRETT BUTLER… #274. Hack Wilson… #275. Tommy Leach… #276. Paul O'Neill… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1981 24 ATL NL 40 145 126 17 32 2 3 0 4 9 1 19 17 .254 .352 .317 .669 89 40 0 0 0 0 0 78/9
1982 25 ATL NL 89 268 240 35 52 2 0 0 7 21 8 25 35 .217 .291 .225 .516 44 54 1 0 3 0 0 8
1983 26 ATL NL 151 613 549 84 154 21 13 5 37 39 23 54 56 .281 .344 .393 .738 98 216 5 2 3 5 3 *78/9
1984 27 CLE AL 159 709 602 108 162 25 9 3 49 52 22 86 62 .269 .361 .355 .717 98 214 6 4 11 6 1 *8/9
1985 28 CLE AL 152 666 591 106 184 28 14 5 50 47 20 63 42 .311 .377 .431 .808 123 255 8 1 8 3 2 *8/D
1986 29 CLE AL 161 683 587 92 163 17 14 4 51 32 15 70 65 .278 .356 .375 .731 102 220 8 4 17 5 1 *8
1987 30 CLE AL 137 618 522 91 154 25 8 9 41 33 16 91 55 .295 .399 .425 .825 120 222 3 1 2 2 0 *8
1988 31 SFG NL 157 679 568 109 163 27 9 6 43 43 20 97 64 .287 .393 .398 .791 133 226 2 4 8 2 4 *8 MVP-17
1989 32 SFG NL 154 672 594 100 168 22 4 4 36 31 16 59 69 .283 .349 .354 .703 105 210 4 3 13 3 2 *8 MVP-17
1990 33 SFG NL 160 732 622 108 192 20 9 3 44 51 19 90 62 .309 .397 .384 .781 121 239 3 6 7 7 1 *8 MVP-24
1991 34 LAD NL 161 730 615 112 182 13 5 2 38 38 28 108 79 .296 .401 .343 .744 114 211 3 1 4 2 4 *8 AS,MVP-7
1992 35 LAD NL 157 676 553 86 171 14 11 3 39 41 21 95 67 .309 .413 .391 .803 130 216 4 3 24 1 2 *8 MVP-21
1993 36 LAD NL 156 716 607 80 181 21 10 1 42 39 19 86 69 .298 .387 .371 .758 110 225 6 5 14 4 1 *8
1994 37 LAD NL 111 496 417 79 131 13 9 8 33 27 8 68 52 .314 .411 .446 .857 130 186 2 2 7 2 0 *8 MVP-22
1995 38 TOT NL 129 596 513 78 154 18 9 1 38 32 8 67 51 .300 .377 .376 .753 105 193 5 0 10 6 2 *8
1995 38 NYM NL 90 418 367 54 114 13 7 1 25 21 7 43 42 .311 .381 .392 .773 109 144 4 0 6 2 2 8
1995 38 LAD NL 39 178 146 24 40 5 2 0 13 11 1 24 9 .274 .368 .336 .703 95 49 1 0 4 4 0 8
1996 39 LAD NL 34 145 131 22 35 1 1 0 8 8 3 9 22 .267 .313 .290 .603 66 38 1 1 1 3 0 8
1997 40 LAD NL 105 401 343 52 97 8 3 0 18 15 10 42 40 .283 .363 .324 .686 88 111 1 1 15 0 0 87/D
17 Yrs 2213 9545 8180 1359 2375 277 131 54 578 558 257 1129 907 .290 .377 .376 .753 110 3076 62 38 147 51 23
162 Game Avg. 162 699 599 99 174 20 10 4 42 41 19 83 66 .290 .377 .376 .753 110 225 5 3 11 4 2
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
LAD (7 yrs) 763 3342 2812 455 837 75 41 14 191 179 90 432 338 .298 .392 .368 .760 112 1036 18 13 69 16 7
CLE (4 yrs) 609 2676 2302 397 663 95 45 21 191 164 73 310 224 .288 .373 .396 .768 110 911 25 10 38 16 4
SFG (3 yrs) 471 2083 1784 317 523 69 22 13 123 125 55 246 195 .293 .381 .378 .759 119 675 9 13 28 12 7
ATL (3 yrs) 280 1026 915 136 238 25 16 5 48 69 32 98 108 .260 .331 .339 .670 83 310 6 2 6 5 3
NYM (1 yr) 90 418 367 54 114 13 7 1 25 21 7 43 42 .311 .381 .392 .773 109 144 4 0 6 2 2
NL (13 yrs) 1604 6869 5878 962 1712 182 86 33 387 394 184 819 683 .291 .379 .368 .747 110 2165 37 28 109 35 19
AL (4 yrs) 609 2676 2302 397 663 95 45 21 191 164 73 310 224 .288 .373 .396 .768 110 911 25 10 38 16 4

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1981 24 ATL NL 40 145 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0 -0.0 5 4 0.5 .499 .500 0.3 -0.0 4 78/9
1982 25 ATL NL 89 268 -15 3 2 -5 0 -16 -1.8 9 -7 -0.9 .480 .489 -0.3 -0.5 -2 8
1983 26 ATL NL 151 613 1 -1 1 12 -4 8 0.8 21 29 2.9 .506 .506 1.5 0.8 17 $110,000 *78/9
1984 27 CLE AL 159 709 7 3 2 0 1 13 1.5 23 37 3.6 .509 .509 3.7 0.1 36 *8/9
1985 28 CLE AL 152 666 22 3 2 -3 1 24 2.6 22 47 4.7 .516 .515 5.0 -0.2 50 $425,000 *8/D
1986 29 CLE AL 161 683 8 4 3 1 1 16 1.8 23 40 3.9 .510 .510 3.8 0.2 39 $850,000 *8
1987 30 CLE AL 137 618 23 4 2 -0 1 31 3.0 20 51 4.9 .522 .518 4.9 0.1 51 $765,000 *8
1988 31 SFG NL 157 679 28 4 1 5 1 40 4.5 23 63 6.8 .529 .528 6.2 0.7 58 $900,000 *8 MVP-17
1989 32 SFG NL 154 672 4 2 2 -10 2 -0 -0.2 21 20 1.9 .500 .500 3.0 -1.0 31 $900,000 *8 MVP-17
1990 33 SFG NL 160 732 25 5 2 -9 3 26 2.8 22 48 4.9 .517 .517 5.6 -0.6 56 $1,100,000 *8 MVP-24
1991 34 LAD NL 161 730 18 1 2 4 3 28 2.9 22 49 5.1 .519 .519 4.6 0.7 46 $2,833,333 *8 AS,MVP-7
1992 35 LAD NL 157 676 29 1 4 -11 3 26 2.8 20 45 4.8 .518 .518 6.0 -1.0 57 $3,333,333 *8 MVP-21
1993 36 LAD NL 156 716 15 2 2 -24 3 -2 -0.2 20 18 1.8 .498 .499 4.0 -2.0 42 $3,333,333 *8
1994 37 LAD NL 111 496 22 3 2 -10 2 20 1.9 15 34 3.3 .517 .512 4.3 -0.8 44 $3,500,000 *8 MVP-22
1995 38 NYM NL 90 418 9 4 2 -15 2 1 0.1 12 13 1.2 .501 .501 2.7 -1.3 28 $2,000,000 8
1995 38 LAD NL 39 178 1 2 1 -6 1 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .497 .499 0.9 -0.5 10 8
1996 39 LAD NL 34 145 -5 1 1 -3 1 -5 -0.6 4 -0 -0.1 .486 .497 0.2 -0.2 2 $2,000,000 8
1997 40 LAD NL 105 401 -4 -3 3 -10 -1 -15 -1.6 12 -3 -0.4 .485 .491 0.6 -1.2 7 $1,733,304 87/D
17 Seasons 2213 9545 188 37 33 -84 18 193 20.2 300 492 49.4 .509 .509 57.1 -6.9 577 $23,783,303
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
LAD (7 yrs) 763 3342 76 7 15 -60 12 49 5.2 99 148 14.9 .507 .508 20.6 -5.1 208 $16,733,303
CLE (4 yrs) 609 2676 60 14 9 -2 4 85 8.9 89 174 17.1 .514 .513 17.4 0.3 176 $2,040,000
SFG (3 yrs) 471 2083 58 11 5 -14 6 65 7.1 65 131 13.6 .515 .515 14.8 -1.0 145 $2,900,000
ATL (3 yrs) 280 1026 -14 1 3 7 -5 -8 -1.0 35 27 2.5 .497 .499 1.5 0.2 19 $110,000
NYM (1 yr) 90 418 9 4 2 -15 2 1 0.1 12 13 1.2 .501 .501 2.7 -1.3 28 $2,000,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1982 25 ATL NL NLCS STL L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 32 SFG NL NLCS CHC W 5 22 19 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .211 .318 .211 .529 4 0 0 0 0 1
1989 32 SFG NL WS OAK L 4 16 14 1 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 .286 .375 .357 .732 5 0 0 0 0 0
1995 38 LAD NL NLDS CIN L 3 15 15 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .267 .267 .267 .533 4 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (4 Series) 14 54 49 8 12 1 0 0 2 2 1 5 7 .245 .315 .265 .580 13 0 0 0 0 1
1 NLDS 3 15 15 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .267 .267 .267 .533 4 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 7 23 20 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .200 .304 .200 .504 4 0 0 0 0 1
1 WS 4 16 14 1 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 .286 .375 .357 .732 5 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1981 ATL NL 24 OF 37 33 22 292.1 79 76 2 1 0 .987 1 4 2.40 2.11 .980 2.33 2.34
1981 ATL NL 24 LF 26 21 13 187.1 53 51 2 0 0 1.000 3 21 2.55 2.04 .975 2.12 2.13
1981 ATL NL 24 CF 11 8 5 68.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -1 -18 1.85 1.27 .987 2.81 2.81
1981 ATL NL 24 RF 5 4 4 37.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -42 1.70 1.40 .979 2.09 2.08
1982 ATL NL 25 CF 77 55 47 516.0 133 130 3 0 0 1.000 -5 -12 2.32 1.73 .983 2.66 2.67
1982 ATL NL 25 OF 77 55 47 516.0 131 129 2 0 0 1.000 -5 -12 2.28 1.70 .978 2.25 2.26
1983 ATL NL 26 OF 143 130 115 1166.0 301 284 13 4 4 .987 12 12 2.29 2.08 .980 2.27 2.26
1983 ATL NL 26 LF 109 97 89 864.2 224 212 9 3 2 .987 11 15 2.30 2.03 .977 2.03 2.02
1983 ATL NL 26 CF 39 31 25 281.1 78 74 3 1 2 .987 0 0 2.46 1.97 .983 2.78 2.77
1983 ATL NL 26 RF 4 2 1 20.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1 36 1.35 0.75 .980 2.02 2.00
1984 CLE AL 27 CF 156 149 144 1342.2 466 450 12 4 4 .991 0 0 3.10 2.96 .986 3.01 2.99
1984 CLE AL 27 OF 156 149 144 1343.2 465 448 13 4 3 .991 0 0 3.09 2.96 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 CLE AL 27 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1985 CLE AL 28 CF 150 148 131 1266.1 451 434 16 1 5 .998 -3 -3 3.20 3.00 .988 2.91 2.88
1985 CLE AL 28 OF 150 148 131 1266.1 457 437 19 1 5 .998 -3 -3 3.24 3.04 .982 2.44 2.42
1985 CLE AL 28 DH 1 0
1986 CLE AL 29 CF 159 151 140 1328.2 441 430 8 3 2 .993 1 1 2.97 2.75 .986 2.83 2.80
1986 CLE AL 29 OF 159 151 140 1328.2 446 434 9 3 3 .993 1 1 3.00 2.79 .980 2.39 2.37
1987 CLE AL 30 CF 136 135 131 1170.2 398 390 4 4 2 .990 -0 -0 3.03 2.90 .986 2.70 2.68
1987 CLE AL 30 OF 136 135 131 1170.2 401 393 4 4 2 .990 -0 -0 3.05 2.92 .980 2.31 2.29
1988 SFG NL 31 CF 155 149 132 1326.1 402 394 3 5 1 .988 5 5 2.69 2.56 .986 2.66 2.67 MVP-17
1988 SFG NL 31 OF 155 149 132 1326.1 403 395 3 5 1 .988 5 5 2.70 2.57 .982 2.28 2.29 MVP-17
1989 SFG NL 32 CF 152 149 130 1293.1 425 407 12 6 3 .986 -10 -10 2.92 2.76 .985 2.69 2.70 MVP-17
1989 SFG NL 32 OF 152 149 130 1293.1 424 407 11 6 3 .986 -10 -10 2.91 2.75 .981 2.32 2.32 MVP-17
1990 SFG NL 33 CF 159 158 148 1391.1 426 415 5 6 0 .986 -9 -8 2.72 2.64 .984 2.74 2.73 MVP-24
1990 SFG NL 33 OF 159 158 148 1391.1 430 420 4 6 0 .986 -9 -8 2.74 2.67 .981 2.39 2.37 MVP-24
1991 LAD NL 34 CF 161 160 147 1409.0 380 372 8 0 3 1.000 4 3 2.43 2.36 .985 2.59 2.58 AS,MVP-7
1991 LAD NL 34 OF 161 160 147 1409.0 380 372 8 0 3 1.000 4 3 2.43 2.36 .983 2.28 2.27 AS,MVP-7
1992 LAD NL 35 CF 155 152 141 1318.1 365 354 9 2 3 .995 -11 -10 2.48 2.34 .989 2.80 2.80 MVP-21
1992 LAD NL 35 OF 155 152 141 1318.1 364 353 9 2 3 .995 -11 -10 2.47 2.34 .983 2.34 2.34 MVP-21
1993 LAD NL 36 CF 155 154 146 1381.2 373 367 6 0 0 1.000 -24 -21 2.43 2.41 .985 2.75 2.73
1993 LAD NL 36 OF 155 154 146 1381.2 375 369 6 0 0 1.000 -24 -21 2.44 2.42 .979 2.34 2.33
1994 LAD NL 37 CF 111 108 99 944.2 271 261 8 2 2 .993 -10 -13 2.56 2.42 .982 2.63 2.61 MVP-22
1994 LAD NL 37 OF 111 108 99 944.2 270 260 8 2 2 .993 -10 -13 2.55 2.41 .980 2.24 2.23 MVP-22
1995 TOT NL 38 CF 128 126 109 1105.2 294 286 6 2 1 .993 -21 -23 2.38 2.28 .984 2.48 2.47
1995 TOT NL 38 OF 128 126 109 1105.2 290 282 6 2 1 .993 -21 -23 2.34 2.25 .979 2.15 2.14
1995 NYM NL 38 CF 90 88 75 773.2 217 210 6 1 1 .995 -15 -23 2.51 2.40 .984 2.48 2.47
1995 NYM NL 38 OF 90 88 75 773.2 214 207 6 1 1 .995 -15 -23 2.48 2.37 .979 2.15 2.14
1995 LAD NL 38 CF 38 38 34 332.0 77 76 0 1 0 .987 -6 -21 2.06 2.00 .984 2.48 2.47
1995 LAD NL 38 OF 38 38 34 332.0 76 75 0 1 0 .987 -6 -21 2.03 1.97 .979 2.15 2.14
1996 LAD NL 39 CF 34 34 25 279.0 76 74 1 1 0 .987 -3 -12 2.42 2.21 .984 2.49 2.47
1996 LAD NL 39 OF 34 34 25 279.0 76 74 1 1 0 .987 -3 -12 2.42 2.21 .978 2.13 2.12
1997 LAD NL 40 OF 91 87 50 730.2 167 163 4 0 2 1.000 -10 -16 2.06 1.84 .980 2.13 2.12
1997 LAD NL 40 CF 49 47 37 408.1 97 95 2 0 1 1.000 -12 -34 2.14 1.98 .983 2.41 2.39
1997 LAD NL 40 LF 47 40 13 322.1 71 69 2 0 1 1.000 2 6 1.98 1.51 .980 1.95 1.93
1997 LAD NL 40 DH 1 1
17 Seasons OF 2159 2078 1857 18263.2 5459 5296 122 41 32 .992 -84 -6 2.67 2.51 .981 2.32 2.31
17 Seasons CF 1987 1914 1737 16831.1 5091 4947 106 38 29 .993 -99 -7 2.70 2.54 .985 2.72 2.71
3 Seasons LF 182 158 115 1374.1 348 332 13 3 3 .991 16 14 2.26 1.90 .977 2.02 2.01
3 Seasons RF 10 6 5 58.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -14 1.55 1.00 .979 2.06 2.06
17 Seasons TOT 2159 2078 1857 18263.2 5459 5296 122 41 32 .992 -84 -6 2.67 2.51 .981 2.32 2.31
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2003 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1988 NL (17, 1%)
1989 NL (17, 1%)
1990 NL (24, 1%)
1991 NL (7, 31%)
1992 NL (21, 1%)
1994 NL (22, 0%)
0.35 Career Shares (569th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1988 NL  6.8 (3rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1988 NL  6.8 (2nd)
1990 NL  5.0 (9th)
1991 NL  5.1 (10th)
Career  49.4 (192nd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1985 AL  5.0 (8th)
1987 AL  5.0 (8th)
1988 NL  6.2 (2nd)
1990 NL  5.6 (5th)
1992 NL  6.0 (6th)
1994 NL  4.3 (5th)
Career  57.1 (106th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1985 AL  .311 (5th)
1990 NL  .309 (9th)
1992 NL  .309 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1985 AL  .377 (9th)
1987 AL  .399 (7th)
1988 NL  .393 (2nd)
1990 NL  .397 (6th)
1991 NL  .401 (2nd)
1992 NL  .413 (3rd)
1994 NL  .411 (6th)
Career  .377 (194th)

Games Played s c a p y
1984 AL  159 (7th)
1986 AL  161 (6th)
1988 NL  157 (5th)
1990 NL  160 (3rd)
1991 NL  161 (1st)
1992 NL  157 (9th)
Career  2,213 (132nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1989 NL  594 (7th)
1990 NL  622 (4th)
1991 NL  615 (2nd)
1993 NL  607 (8th)
Career  8,180 (124th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1984 AL  709 (5th)
1988 NL  679 (5th)
1989 NL  672 (8th)
1990 NL  732 (1st)
1991 NL  730 (1st)
1993 NL  716 (2nd)
1994 NL  496 (6th)
Career  9,545 (108th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1984 AL  108 (4th)
1985 AL  106 (8th)
1988 NL  109 (1st)
1989 NL  100 (4th)
1990 NL  108 (3rd)
1991 NL  112 (1st)
1994 NL  79 (8th)
Career  1,359 (99th)

Hits s c a p y
1985 AL  184 (8th)
1988 NL  163 (10th)
1989 NL  168 (7th)
1990 NL  192 (1st)
1991 NL  182 (2nd)
1992 NL  171 (10th)
1993 NL  181 (7th)
Career  2,375 (124th)

Triples s c a p y
1983 NL  13 (1st)
1984 AL  9 (5th)
1985 AL  14 (2nd)
1986 AL  14 (1st)
1987 AL  8 (5th)
1988 NL  9 (3rd)
1990 NL  9 (3rd)
1992 NL  11 (4th)
1993 NL  10 (2nd)
1994 NL  9 (1st)
1995 NL  9 (1st)
Career  131 (78th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1984 AL  86 (6th)
1987 AL  91 (5th)
1988 NL  97 (2nd)
1990 NL  90 (3rd)
1991 NL  108 (1st)
1992 NL  95 (3rd)
1993 NL  86 (5th)
1994 NL  68 (3rd)
Career  1,129 (72nd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1983 NL  39 (7th)
1984 AL  52 (3rd)
1985 AL  47 (3rd)
1986 AL  32 (8th)
1987 AL  33 (9th)
1988 NL  43 (6th)
1989 NL  31 (10th)
1990 NL  51 (4th)
1991 NL  38 (6th)
1992 NL  41 (7th)
1993 NL  39 (8th)
1994 NL  27 (7th)
1995 NL  32 (9th)
Career  558 (25th)

Singles s c a p y
1985 AL  137 (6th)
1988 NL  121 (10th)
1989 NL  138 (3rd)
1990 NL  160 (1st)
1991 NL  162 (1st)
1992 NL  143 (1st)
1993 NL  149 (1st)
1994 NL  101 (4th)
1995 NL  126 (2nd)
Career  1,913 (63rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1988 NL  99 (9th)
1990 NL  108 (6th)
1994 NL  86 (10th)
Career  1,276 (157th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1988 NL  29 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1988 NL  3.0 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1984 AL  252 (7th)
1987 AL  246 (9th)
1988 NL  264 (2nd)
1990 NL  288 (1st)
1991 NL  291 (1st)
1992 NL  269 (3rd)
1993 NL  272 (5th)
1994 NL  201 (5th)
Career  3,542 (92nd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1994 NL  .687 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1990 NL  6 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1984 AL  11 (7th)
1986 AL  17 (2nd)
1989 NL  13 (4th)
1992 NL  24 (1st)
1993 NL  14 (3rd)
1997 NL  15 (3rd)
Career  147 (181st)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1995 NL  6 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1983 NL  23 (2nd)
1984 AL  22 (1st)
1985 AL  20 (1st)
1986 AL  15 (5th)
1987 AL  16 (3rd)
1988 NL  20 (3rd)
1989 NL  16 (3rd)
1990 NL  19 (4th)
1991 NL  28 (1st)
1992 NL  21 (2nd)
1993 NL  19 (2nd)
Career  257 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1985 AL  14.1 (5th)
1995 NL  10.1 (6th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1984 AL  485 (4th)
1989 NL  462 (8th)
1990 NL  466 (7th)
1991 NL  470 (4th)
1993 NL  469 (7th)
Career  6,322 (109th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1988 NL  36.05 (9th)
Career  186.79 (236th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1990 NL  3.4 (5th)
Career  19.1 (201st)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1988 NL  3.6 (10th)
Career  20.6 (188th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1988 NL  3.9 (9th)
Career  18.8 (228th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 NL  2 (4th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  156 (1st)
1985 AL  150 (3rd)
1986 AL  159 (2nd)
1988 NL  155 (1st)
1989 NL  152 (1st)
1990 NL  159 (1st)
1991 NL  161 (1st)
1992 NL  155 (3rd)
1993 NL  155 (3rd)
1994 NL  111 (2nd)
Career  1,987 (6th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  450 (3rd)
1985 AL  434 (2nd)
1986 AL  430 (2nd)
1987 AL  390 (1st)
1988 NL  394 (2nd)
1989 NL  407 (1st)
1990 NL  415 (2nd)
1991 NL  372 (1st)
1993 NL  367 (4th)
1994 NL  261 (5th)
Career  4,947 (8th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  12 (3rd)
1985 AL  16 (2nd)
1986 AL  8 (4th)
1989 NL  12 (2nd)
1991 NL  8 (3rd)
1992 NL  9 (3rd)
1993 NL  6 (5th)
1994 NL  8 (3rd)
Career  106 (28th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 NL  5 (4th)
1989 NL  6 (2nd)
1990 NL  6 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 NL  2 (2nd)
1984 AL  4 (1st)
1985 AL  5 (1st)
1987 AL  2 (3rd)
1988 NL  1 (4th)
1989 NL  3 (3rd)
1991 NL  3 (1st)
1992 NL  3 (3rd)
1994 NL  2 (1st)
1995 NL  1 (4th)
Career  29 (20th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1984 AL  156 (3rd)
1986 AL  159 (2nd)
1988 NL  155 (2nd)
1989 NL  152 (4th)
1990 NL  159 (1st)
1991 NL  161 (1st)
1992 NL  155 (3rd)
1994 NL  111 (5th)
Career  2,159 (29th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1984 AL  448 (3rd)
1985 AL  437 (3rd)
1986 AL  434 (2nd)
1987 AL  393 (2nd)
1988 NL  395 (2nd)
1989 NL  407 (2nd)
1990 NL  420 (2nd)
1991 NL  372 (1st)
1993 NL  369 (4th)
1994 NL  260 (5th)
Career  5,296 (13th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1983 NL  13 (5th)
1984 AL  13 (4th)
1985 AL  19 (2nd)
1989 NL  11 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1983 NL  4 (1st)
1985 AL  5 (2nd)
1989 NL  3 (4th)
1991 NL  3 (1st)
1992 NL  3 (5th)
1994 NL  2 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 NL  3 (3rd)
1983 NL  11 (1st)
Career  16 (77th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1983 NL  2.30 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 NL  2.03 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1983 NL  .987 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1988 NL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1985 AL  3.20 (3rd)
1986 AL  2.97 (5th)
1987 AL  3.03 (2nd)
1988 NL  2.69 (5th)
1989 NL  2.92 (3rd)
Career  2.70 (59th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1985 AL  3.00 (4th)
1986 AL  2.75 (5th)
1987 AL  2.90 (1st)
1988 NL  2.56 (4th)
1989 NL  2.76 (3rd)
1990 NL  2.64 (5th)
1991 NL  2.36 (3rd)
Career  2.54 (86th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 AL  .991 (5th)
1985 AL  .998 (1st)
1986 AL  .993 (2nd)
1987 AL  .990 (3rd)
1988 NL  .988 (4th)
1990 NL  .986 (3rd)
1991 NL  1.000 (1st)
1992 NL  .995 (3rd)
1993 NL  1.000 (1st)
1994 NL  .993 (2nd)
1995 NL  .993 (3rd)
Career  .993 (14th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1983 NL  12 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1985 AL  3.24 (3rd)
1986 AL  3.00 (4th)
1987 AL  3.05 (2nd)
1988 NL  2.70 (4th)
1989 NL  2.91 (3rd)
Career  2.67 (47th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1985 AL  3.04 (3rd)
1986 AL  2.79 (4th)
1987 AL  2.92 (1st)
1988 NL  2.57 (3rd)
1989 NL  2.75 (3rd)
1990 NL  2.67 (3rd)
Career  2.51 (72nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1985 AL  .998 (1st)
1986 AL  .993 (3rd)
1987 AL  .990 (5th)
1991 NL  1.000 (1st)
1992 NL  .995 (4th)
1993 NL  1.000 (1st)
1994 NL  .993 (4th)
1995 NL  .993 (5th)
Career  .992 (18th)

Oldest s c a p y
1994 NL  born 1957-06-15 (7th)
1995 NL  born 1957-06-15 (4th)
1996 NL  born 1957-06-15 (6th)
1997 NL  born 1957-06-15 (6th)


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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 16 (145), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 117 (175), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 54 (373), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 36 (204), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (28th), 49.4 career WAR/35.2 7yr-peak WAR/42.3 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
198326Atlanta Braves$110,0001/9/84 TSN
198528Cleveland Indians$425,0001985 USA Today surveyUSA Today: $450,000
198629Cleveland Indians$850,000G. Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163Arbitration win; $600,000 offer
198730Cleveland Indians$765,000G. Scully, Business of MLB, p. 163Arbitration loss; $875,000 request
198831San Francisco Giants$900,000USA Today, 4/1/88
198932San Francisco Giants$900,0001989 USA Today survey
199033San Francisco Giants$1,100,000USA Today
199134Los Angeles Dodgers$2,833,333USA Today survey
199235Los Angeles Dodgers$3,333,3334/2/92 USA Today
199336Los Angeles Dodgers$3,333,3331996 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $333,333 signing bonus
199437Los Angeles Dodgers$3,500,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199538New York Mets$2,000,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199639Los Angeles Dodgers$2,000,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1
199740Los Angeles Dodgers$1,733,3041997 postseason AP surveyIncludes $1,233,304 earned bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$23,783,303
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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