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Foster Castleman

Foster Ephraim Castleman

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 1, 1931 in Nashville, TN
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 4, 1954 (Age 23.215)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Orioles 1954-1958

Final Game: September 28, 1958 (Age 27.270)
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Standard Batting

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
1954 23 NYG NL 13 14 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .308 .250 .558 47 3 1 1 1 0 /5
1955 24 NYG NL 15 31 28 3 6 1 0 2 4 0 0 2 4 .214 .267 .464 .731 89 13 0 0 1 0 0 /45
1956 25 NYG NL 124 409 385 33 87 16 3 14 45 2 1 15 50 .226 .256 .392 .648 72 151 9 2 3 4 2 *5/64
1957 26 NYG NL 18 40 37 7 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 8 .162 .205 .297 .502 33 11 0 0 0 0 0 /546
1958 27 BAL AL 98 223 200 15 34 5 0 3 14 2 0 16 34 .170 .242 .240 .482 37 48 6 3 4 0 2 6/457
5 Yrs 268 717 662 58 136 24 3 20 65 4 1 35 99 .205 .250 .341 .592 60 226 16 6 9 4 4
162 Game Avg. 162 433 400 35 82 15 2 12 39 2 1 21 60 .205 .250 .341 .592 60 137 10 4 5 2
NYG (4 yrs) 170 494 462 43 102 19 3 17 51 2 1 19 65 .221 .254 .385 .639 69 178 10 3 5 4 2
BAL (1 yr) 98 223 200 15 34 5 0 3 14 2 0 16 34 .170 .242 .240 .482 37 48 6 3 4 0 2
NL (4 yrs) 170 494 462 43 102 19 3 17 51 2 1 19 65 .221 .254 .385 .639 69 178 10 3 5 4 2
AL (1 yr) 98 223 200 15 34 5 0 3 14 2 0 16 34 .170 .242 .240 .482 37 48 6 3 4 0 2

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
1954 23 NYG NL 13 14 -1 0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /5
1955 24 NYG NL 15 31 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .504 .500 0.1 0.1 1 /45
1956 25 NYG NL 124 409 -16 -0 -1 2 1 -14 -1.8 15 1 -0.2 .488 .491 -0.1 0.1 -0 *5/64
1957 26 NYG NL 18 40 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 2 -2 -0.2 .482 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /546
1958 27 BAL AL 98 223 -15 -1 -0 -4 4 -16 -1.8 7 -9 -1.1 .482 .489 -0.7 0.0 -5 6/457
5 Seasons 268 717 -34 -1 -1 -2 5 -33 -3.9 25 -7 -1.3 .487 .492 -0.8 0.1 -5
NYG (4 yrs) 170 494 -20 0 -0 2 1 -17 -2.2 19 1 -0.2 .489 .493 -0.1 0.1 -0
BAL (1 yr) 98 223 -15 -1 -0 -4 4 -16 -1.8 7 -9 -1.1 .482 .489 -0.7 0.0 -5

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1954 23 NYG NL 14 11 1 2.4 110 .333 .250 .275 .308 .347 .250 .426 .558 .772 47 .225 -1.0 -0.1 .400 .000 .000
1955 24 NYG NL 31 23 4 4.6 106 .182 .214 .267 .267 .338 .464 .422 .731 .760 89 .497 -0.7 -0.1 .682 .321 .250 .0
1956 25 NYG NL 409 315 37 3.1 102 .225 .226 .263 .256 .330 .392 .415 .648 .745 72 .344 -16.5 -1.7 .549 .208 .166 3.5
1957 26 NYG NL 40 31 2 1.8 103 .179 .162 .269 .205 .332 .297 .416 .502 .748 33 .144 -3.6 -0.4 .419 .189 .135 .0
1958 27 BAL AL 223 176 12 1.8 93 .190 .170 .254 .242 .322 .240 .387 .482 .709 37 .172 -17.0 -1.8 .401 .160 .070 2.4
5 Yrs 717 556 56 2.7 100 .212 .205 .261 .250 .328 .341 .407 .592 .735 60 .286 -38.7 -3.9 .497 .193 .136 6.7
162 Game Avg. 433 336 34 2.7 100 .212 .205 .261 .250 .328 .341 .407 .592 .735 60 .286 -38.7 -3.9 .497 .193 .136 4
NYG (4 yrs) 494 380 44 3.1 103 .221 .221 .264 .254 .331 .385 .416 .639 .747 69 .335 -21.7 -2.2 .542 .208 .165 3.6
BAL (1 yr) 223 176 12 1.8 93 .190 .170 .254 .242 .322 .240 .387 .482 .709 37 .173 -17.0 -1.8 .401 .160 .070 2.4
NL (4 yrs) 494 380 44 3.1 103 .221 .221 .264 .254 .331 .385 .416 .639 .747 69 .335 -21.7 -2.2 .542 .208 .165 3.6
AL (1 yr) 223 176 12 1.8 93 .190 .170 .254 .242 .322 .240 .387 .482 .709 37 .173 -17.0 -1.8 .401 .160 .070 2.4

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1954 23 NYG NL 14 0.0% 21.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 4.0 12.0 1.67 64%
1955 24 NYG NL 31 6.5% 12.9% 6.5% 9.7% 50% 2.00 7.0 14.0 7.0 1.00 71%
1956 25 NYG NL 409 3.4% 12.2% 3.7% 8.1% 38% 3.33 7.7 27.5 8.6 0.73 79%
1957 26 NYG NL 40 2.5% 20.0% 5.0% 7.5% 50% 4.00 4.6 37.0 37.0 0.64 70%
1958 27 BAL AL 223 1.4% 15.3% 7.2% 3.6% 24% 2.13 5.9 66.7 14.3 0.93 73%
5 Yrs 717 2.8% 13.8% 4.9% 6.6% 35% 2.83 6.7 33.1 10.2 0.81 76%
MLB Averages 2.3% 11.9% 9.1% 6.6% 29% 1.31 7.4 38.6 8.3 0.98 75%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1954 23 NYG NL -1.0 -0.1 14 -0.0 0.3 -0.3 1.37 -0.1 0.1 -0.9 -0.1 1.00 -1.3 1.43 11
1955 24 NYG NL -0.7 -0.1 25 -0.4 0.2 -0.6 1.13 -0.1 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2 0.90 -2.4 1.49 7
1956 25 NYG NL -16.5 -1.7 364 -1.9 5.0 -6.8 1.02 -2.2 0.4 -22.0 -2.2 0.94 -23.7 1.01 15
1957 26 NYG NL -3.6 -0.4 38 -0.5 0.6 -1.0 1.35 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.0 1.09 -0.7 1.74 7
1958 27 BAL AL -17.0 -1.8 228 -0.9 3.0 -3.9 .96 -1.3 0.4 -11.6 -1.2 0.93 -13.2 1.18 2
5 Yrs -38.7 -3.9 669 -3.7 9.0 -12.7 1.03 -3.9 0.3 -36.5 -3.7 0.95 -41.3 1.33 42

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1954 23 NYG NL 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 24 NYG NL 0 0 17% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 25 NYG NL 3 0 20% 102 2 1 67% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 2 48% 13 8 5 3 2 1 7 2 5
1957 26 NYG NL 2 0 67% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 13% 3 3 0 0 0 0 5 4 1
1958 27 BAL AL 5 0 22% 72 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 33% 8 7 1 1 0 1 3 1 2
5 Yrs 10 0 23% 192 4 1 80% 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 3 3 0 7 37% 24 18 6 4 2 2 15 7 8

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1954 23 NYG NL 14 93% 3 11 3 0 1 1.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 5 1 20% 2 1 50% 10 1 10% 0 0 0 0 0
1955 24 NYG NL 25 28% 6 7 1 0 0 1.49 2 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 100% 4 0 0% 3 2 67% 17 2 12% 2 1 50% 0 0 6
1956 25 NYG NL 361 31% 87 15 3 1 2 1.01 14 0 12 6 5 8 6 0 5 3 60% 64 9 14% 34 9 26% 216 24 11% 18 8 44% 8 3 38% 48
1957 26 NYG NL 37 27% 6 7 1 1 1 1.74 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0% 10 0 0% 4 0 0% 28 1 4% 2 0 0% 2 2 100% 3
1958 27 BAL AL 223 26% 34 2 0 0 0 1.18 3 0 6 3 0 0 3 0 5 4 80% 42 6 14% 16 6 38% 132 13 10% 9 6 67% 6 2 33% 0
5 Yrs 660 30% 136 42 8 2 4 1.33 20 0 22 11 5 10 10 0 14 9 64% 125 16 13% 59 18 31% 403 41 10% 31 15 48% 16 7 44% 57
MLB Averages 48% 79% 11% 31% 14% 49% 53%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1954 23 13 14 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .308 .250 .558 47 3 1 1 1 0
1955 24 28 45 40 3 9 1 0 2 5 0 0 2 7 .225 .279 .400 .679 76 16 1 1 2 0 0
1956 25 152 454 425 36 96 17 3 16 50 2 1 17 57 .226 .258 .393 .651 73 167 10 3 5 4 2
1957 26 170 494 462 43 102 19 3 17 51 2 1 19 65 .221 .254 .385 .639 69 178 10 3 5 4 2
1958 27 268 717 662 58 136 24 3 20 65 4 1 35 99 .205 .250 .341 .592 60 226 16 6 9 4 4

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1954 23 14 15 13 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .308 .357 .308 .665 1 13
1955 24 16 32 29 3 6 1 0 2 4 0 2 4 .207 .258 .448 .706 3 15
1956 25 130 429 404 36 93 17 3 15 49 2 16 52 .230 .261 .399 .659 42 124
1957 26 19 40 38 6 6 2 0 1 1 0 2 8 .158 .200 .289 .489 2 18
1958 27 102 237 212 18 39 6 0 3 17 2 18 36 .184 .258 .255 .512 14 98
5 Yrs 281 753 696 63 148 26 3 21 72 4 38 103 .213 .258 .349 .607 62 268
162 Game Avg. 162 434 401 36 85 15 2 12 42 2 22 59 .213 .258 .349 .607 36 268



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* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

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