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John Christensen

John Lawrence Christensen

Positions: Rightfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: September 15, 1960 in Downey, CA
High School: Troy HS (Fullerton, CA)
School: California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 2nd round of the 1981 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1984 (Age 23.364)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Mariners/Twins 1984-1988

Final Game: October 1, 1988 (Age 28.016)
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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
1984 23 NYM NL 5 13 11 2 3 2 0 0 3 0 1 1 2 .273 .308 .455 .762 113 5 0 0 0 1 0 /79
1985 24 NYM NL 51 133 113 10 21 4 1 3 13 1 2 19 23 .186 .303 .319 .622 75 36 3 0 1 0 1 9/78
1987 26 SEA AL 53 146 132 19 32 6 1 2 12 2 0 12 28 .242 .306 .348 .654 70 46 3 0 2 0 0 9/D7
1988 27 MIN AL 23 43 38 5 10 4 0 0 5 0 0 3 5 .263 .349 .368 .717 100 14 1 2 0 0 1 9
4 Yrs 132 335 294 36 66 16 2 5 33 3 3 35 58 .224 .310 .344 .654 77 101 7 2 3 1 2
162 Game Avg. 162 411 361 44 81 20 2 6 41 4 4 43 71 .224 .310 .344 .654 77 124 9 2 4 1 2
NYM (2 yrs) 56 146 124 12 24 6 1 3 16 1 3 20 25 .194 .303 .331 .634 79 41 3 0 1 1 1
MIN (1 yr) 23 43 38 5 10 4 0 0 5 0 0 3 5 .263 .349 .368 .717 100 14 1 2 0 0 1
SEA (1 yr) 53 146 132 19 32 6 1 2 12 2 0 12 28 .242 .306 .348 .654 70 46 3 0 2 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 76 189 170 24 42 10 1 2 17 2 0 15 33 .247 .316 .353 .668 77 60 4 2 2 0 1
NL (2 yrs) 56 146 124 12 24 6 1 3 16 1 3 20 25 .194 .303 .331 .634 79 41 3 0 1 1 1

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
1984 23 NYM NL 5 13 -0 -0 0 -2 -0 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.2 .445 .498 -0.0 -0.2 -0 /79
1985 24 NYM NL 51 133 -4 -1 -0 -2 -1 -9 -1.0 5 -4 -0.6 .480 .494 -0.3 -0.4 -2 9/78
1987 26 SEA AL 53 146 -4 -1 -1 -0 -2 -8 -0.7 5 -3 -0.3 .486 .495 -0.2 -0.2 -2 $80,000 9/D7
1988 27 MIN AL 23 43 0 -0 -0 0 -0 -0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $70,000 9
4 Seasons 132 335 -8 -2 -1 -4 -4 -19 -2.0 11 -8 -0.9 .484 .496 -0.5 -0.9 -3 $150,000
NYM (2 yrs) 56 146 -4 -1 0 -5 -2 -12 -1.3 5 -7 -0.8 .477 .494 -0.3 -0.7 -2
MIN (1 yr) 23 43 0 -0 -0 0 -0 -0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $70,000
SEA (1 yr) 53 146 -4 -1 -1 -0 -2 -8 -0.7 5 -3 -0.3 .486 .495 -0.2 -0.2 -2 $80,000

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
1984 23 NYM NL 13 10 1 2.7 93 .300 .273 .262 .308 .327 .455 .381 .762 .708 113 .309 0.4 0.0 .556 .182 .182
1985 24 NYM NL 133 98 11 3.0 94 .207 .186 .259 .303 .327 .319 .386 .622 .712 75 .354 -3.6 -0.4 .557 .292 .133 1.5
1987 26 SEA AL 146 105 14 3.6 110 .294 .242 .271 .306 .340 .348 .435 .654 .775 70 .351 -6.1 -0.6 .583 .212 .106 2.0
1988 27 MIN AL 43 29 5 4.6 96 .303 .263 .262 .349 .327 .368 .394 .717 .721 100 .521 0.3 0.0 .655 .184 .105
4 Yrs 335 242 31 3.4 101 .263 .224 .265 .310 .332 .344 .409 .654 .741 77 .373 -9.1 -0.9 .580 .238 .119 3.8
162 Game Avg. 411 297 38 3.4 101 .263 .224 .265 .310 .332 .344 .409 .654 .741 77 .373 -9.1 -0.9 .580 .238 .119 5
NYM (2 yrs) 146 108 12 3.0 94 .216 .194 .259 .303 .327 .331 .385 .634 .712 79 .350 -3.2 -0.3 .557 .282 .137 1.5
MIN (1 yr) 43 29 5 4.6 96 .303 .263 .262 .349 .327 .368 .394 .717 .721 100 .521 0.3 0.0 .655 .184 .105
SEA (1 yr) 146 105 14 3.6 110 .294 .242 .271 .306 .340 .348 .435 .654 .775 70 .351 -6.1 -0.6 .583 .212 .106 2.0
AL (2 yrs) 189 134 19 3.8 107 .296 .247 .269 .316 .337 .353 .426 .668 .763 77 .389 -5.9 -0.6 .598 .206 .106 2.0
NL (2 yrs) 146 108 12 3.0 94 .216 .194 .259 .303 .327 .331 .385 .634 .712 79 .350 -3.2 -0.3 .557 .282 .137 1.5

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
1984 23 NYM NL 13 0.0% 15.4% 7.7% 15.4% 67% 2.00 5.5 3.7 0.17 77%
1985 24 NYM NL 133 2.3% 17.3% 14.3% 6.0% 38% 1.21 4.9 37.7 8.7 1.27 65%
1987 26 SEA AL 146 1.4% 19.2% 8.2% 6.2% 28% 2.33 4.7 66.0 11.0 0.92 70%
1988 27 MIN AL 43 0.0% 11.6% 7.0% 9.3% 40% 1.67 7.6 7.6 1.58 1.88 77% 6% 0.0% 17%
4 Yrs 335 1.5% 17.3% 10.5% 6.9% 35% 1.66 5.1 58.8 8.9 1.58 1.09 69% 6% 0.0% 17%
MLB Averages 2.3% 14.7% 8.6% 6.9% 30% 1.72 6.1 39.1 8.3 0.80 1.07 73% 20% 8.2% 41%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1984 23 NYM NL 0.4 0.0 14 0.0 0.1 -0.1 .57 0.0 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.90 -0.3 0.03 1
1985 24 NYM NL -3.6 -0.4 137 -1.0 2.1 -3.1 1.19 -0.6 -0.3 -4.6 -0.5 0.99 -3.3 1.57 15
1987 26 SEA AL -6.1 -0.6 149 0.0 2.6 -2.5 .96 -0.3 0.3 -6.0 -0.6 0.94 -4.3 1.89 13
1988 27 MIN AL 0.3 0.0 43 0.0 0.7 -0.7 .95 0.0 0.0 2.4 0.2 0.91 -0.1 1.04 6
4 Yrs -9.1 -0.9 343 -0.9 5.5 -6.4 1.03 -0.8 -0.1 -8.3 -0.8 0.95 -7.9 1.55 35

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
1984 23 NYM NL 0 0 50% 5 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1985 24 NYM NL 0 0 18% 44 1 2 33% 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 50% 7 4 3 0 0 0 3 1 2
1987 26 SEA AL 4 0 40% 56 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 2 2 1 56% 8 3 4 1 1 0 9 2 6
1988 27 MIN AL 1 0 31% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
4 Yrs 5 0 31% 121 3 3 50% 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 2 2 2 5 47% 18 10 7 3 2 1 13 4 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
1984 23 NYM NL 13 77% 3 1 1 0 0 0.03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 2 2 100% 9 3 33% 3 3 100% 0 0 0
1985 24 NYM NL 133 73% 21 15 1 1 1 1.57 3 0 7 0 3 1 2 0 2 1 50% 23 3 13% 10 4 40% 90 10 11% 6 0 0% 3 2 67% 0
1987 26 SEA AL 146 80% 32 13 2 0 1 1.89 2 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 100% 32 3 9% 13 6 46% 96 11 11% 5 2 40% 5 3 60% 0
1988 27 MIN AL 43 84% 10 2 2 6 2 0 1 1.04 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 14% 4 0 0% 26 5 19% 2 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
4 Yrs 335 78% 66 2 2 35 6 1 3 1.55 5 0 12 0 5 3 2 0 4 3 75% 64 7 11% 29 12 41% 221 29 13% 16 5 31% 9 5 56% 0
MLB Averages 60% 77% 11% 34% 15% 52% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1988 27 MIN AL 43 147 3.42 91 63.6% 19.8% 15.4% 28.6% 36.3% 80.2% 3.7% 50.3% 80.8% 41.9% 0.0% 0 0 11.6% 5 2 7.0% 3 2 2 3 40.0% 0 2 0
1 Yr 43 147 3.42 91 63.6% 19.8% 15.4% 28.6% 36.3% 80.2% 3.7% 50.3% 80.8% 41.9% 0.0% 0 0 11.6% 5 2 7.0% 3 2 2 3 40.0% 0 2 0
MLB Averages 3.58 62.8% 24.4% 14.3% 27.0% 34.3% 75.6% 2.2% 47.4% 81.0% 32.6% 5.5% 15.5% 8.4% 26.3%

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
1984 23 5 13 11 2 3 2 0 0 3 0 1 1 2 .273 .308 .455 .762 113 5 0 0 0 1 0
1985 24 56 146 124 12 24 6 1 3 16 1 3 20 25 .194 .303 .331 .634 79 41 3 0 1 1 1
1986 25 56 146 124 12 24 6 1 3 16 1 3 20 25 .194 .303 .331 .634 79 41 3 0 1 1 1
1987 26 109 292 256 31 56 12 2 5 28 3 3 32 53 .219 .304 .340 .644 74 87 6 0 3 1 1
1988 27 132 335 294 36 66 16 2 5 33 3 3 35 58 .224 .310 .344 .654 77 101 7 2 3 1 2

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
1984 23 5 13 11 2 3 2 0 0 4 0 1 2 .273 .308 .455 .762 2 5
1985 24 51 135 114 11 22 4 1 3 14 1 20 23 .193 .313 .325 .638 12 51
1987 26 53 145 131 18 31 6 1 2 11 2 12 28 .237 .301 .344 .644 13 53
1988 27 23 44 39 6 11 4 0 0 6 0 3 5 .282 .364 .385 .748 5 23
4 Yrs 132 337 295 37 67 16 2 5 35 3 36 58 .227 .314 .346 .660 32 132
162 Game Avg. 162 414 362 45 82 20 2 6 43 4 44 71 .227 .314 .346 .660 39 132



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