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Kevin Elster

Kevin Daniel Elster

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: August 3, 1964 in San Pedro, CA
High School: Marina HS (Huntington Beach, CA)
School: Golden West College (Huntington Beach, CA)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 2nd round of the 1984 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 21, 1984. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1986 (Age 22.030)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1988 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Rangers/Dodgers/Pirates/Phillies/... 1986-2000
Agents: Patrick Elster, previously: Dennis Gilbert [*]
Final Game: October 1, 2000 (Age 36.059)
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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
1986 21 NYM NL 19 33 30 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 .167 .242 .200 .442 25 6 0 0 0 0 1 6
1987 22 NYM NL 5 10 10 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .600 1.000 167 6 1 0 0 0 0 /6
1988 23 NYM NL 149 450 406 41 87 11 1 9 37 2 0 35 47 .214 .282 .313 .594 75 127 5 3 6 0 12 *6
1989 24 NYM NL 151 508 458 52 106 25 2 10 55 4 3 34 77 .231 .283 .360 .643 87 165 13 2 6 8 11 *6
1990 25 NYM NL 92 352 314 36 65 20 1 9 45 2 0 30 54 .207 .274 .363 .637 74 114 4 1 1 6 2 6
1991 26 NYM NL 115 394 348 33 84 16 2 6 36 2 3 40 53 .241 .318 .351 .669 89 122 4 1 1 4 6 6
1992 27 NYM NL 6 18 18 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .222 .222 .222 .444 27 4 1 0 0 0 0 /6
1994 29 NYY AL 7 22 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .048 .000 .048 -86 0 0 0 1 0 0 /6
1995 30 TOT MLB 36 83 70 11 13 5 1 1 9 0 0 8 19 .186 .272 .329 .600 58 23 1 1 2 2 1 6/354
1995 30 NYY AL 10 18 17 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .118 .167 .176 .343 -10 3 0 0 0 0 0 6/4
1995 30 PHI NL 26 65 53 10 11 4 1 1 9 0 0 7 14 .208 .302 .377 .679 79 20 1 1 2 2 1 6/35
1996 31 TEX AL 157 596 515 79 130 32 2 24 99 4 1 52 138 .252 .317 .462 .779 90 238 8 2 16 11 1 *6
1997 32 PIT NL 39 164 138 14 31 6 2 7 25 0 2 21 39 .225 .327 .449 .776 99 62 1 1 2 2 0 6
1998 33 TEX AL 84 336 297 33 69 10 1 8 37 0 2 33 66 .232 .311 .354 .665 70 105 7 2 2 2 0 6
1999 Did not play in major leagues (Did Not Play)
2000 35 LAD NL 80 259 220 29 50 8 0 14 32 0 0 38 52 .227 .341 .455 .796 104 100 0 0 1 0 5 6/53
13 Yrs 940 3225 2844 332 648 136 12 88 376 14 11 295 562 .228 .300 .377 .677 83 1072 45 13 38 35 39
162 Game Avg. 162 556 490 57 112 23 2 15 65 2 2 51 97 .228 .300 .377 .677 83 185 8 2 7 6 7
NYM (7 yrs) 537 1765 1584 166 355 75 6 34 174 10 6 142 242 .224 .288 .343 .631 81 544 28 7 14 18 32
TEX (2 yrs) 241 932 812 112 199 42 3 32 136 4 3 85 204 .245 .315 .422 .738 83 343 15 4 18 13 1
NYY (2 yrs) 17 40 37 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 .054 .103 .081 .184 -51 3 0 0 1 0 0
LAD (1 yr) 80 259 220 29 50 8 0 14 32 0 0 38 52 .227 .341 .455 .796 104 100 0 0 1 0 5
PIT (1 yr) 39 164 138 14 31 6 2 7 25 0 2 21 39 .225 .327 .449 .776 99 62 1 1 2 2 0
PHI (1 yr) 26 65 53 10 11 4 1 1 9 0 0 7 14 .208 .302 .377 .679 79 20 1 1 2 2 1
NL (10 yrs) 682 2253 1995 219 447 93 9 56 240 10 8 208 347 .224 .297 .364 .661 85 726 30 9 19 22 38
AL (4 yrs) 258 972 849 113 201 43 3 32 136 4 3 87 215 .237 .306 .408 .714 78 346 15 4 19 13 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
1986 21 NYM NL 19 33 -3 -0 0 2 1 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.3 -1 $60,000 6
1987 22 NYM NL 5 10 1 -0 -0 -0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .508 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /6
1988 23 NYM NL 149 450 -13 1 1 1 8 -2 -0.3 15 13 1.3 .498 .498 1.1 0.9 12 $69,000 *6
1989 24 NYM NL 151 508 -8 -1 -1 9 9 7 0.7 16 23 2.3 .505 .505 1.3 1.9 15 $140,000 *6
1990 25 NYM NL 92 352 -11 -1 0 -6 6 -13 -1.3 11 -1 -0.2 .485 .492 0.3 -0.1 5 $260,000 6
1991 26 NYM NL 115 394 -8 -1 1 2 6 -0 -0.1 13 12 1.2 .500 .500 0.9 0.9 10 $625,000 6
1992 27 NYM NL 6 18 -2 -0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -1 -0.1 .476 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1 $760,000 /6
1994 29 NYY AL 7 22 -6 0 0 -1 0 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .414 .496 -0.5 -0.0 -5 $200,000 /6
1995 30 NYY AL 10 18 -3 -0 0 -0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .470 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $300,000 6/4
1995 30 PHI NL 26 65 -2 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .497 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $109,000 6/35
1996 31 TEX AL 157 596 -15 1 1 -6 9 -10 -0.6 22 13 1.5 .495 .495 1.8 0.5 19 $270,000 *6
1997 32 PIT NL 39 164 1 -1 0 -6 2 -4 -0.5 5 1 0.0 .489 .497 0.6 -0.4 7 $1,650,000 6
1998 33 TEX AL 84 336 -12 -2 -1 -0 5 -10 -0.9 13 3 0.3 .488 .494 0.3 0.4 3 $1,500,000 6
2000 35 LAD NL 80 259 -1 1 0 -7 3 -2 -0.3 8 6 0.5 .498 .499 1.2 -0.4 13 $300,000 6/53
13 Seasons 940 3225 -81 -3 1 -12 51 -45 -4.4 109 64 6.2 .495 .498 6.8 4.3 76 $6,243,000
NYM (7 yrs) 537 1765 -43 -3 0 7 29 -9 -1.2 58 48 4.6 .498 .499 3.4 4.0 41 $1,914,000
TEX (2 yrs) 241 932 -27 -1 0 -6 14 -20 -1.5 35 15 1.7 .492 .494 2.1 0.9 22 $1,770,000
NYY (2 yrs) 17 40 -9 -0 0 -1 1 -9 -0.9 2 -8 -0.8 .447 .497 -0.7 -0.0 -7 $500,000
LAD (1 yr) 80 259 -1 1 0 -7 3 -2 -0.3 8 6 0.5 .498 .499 1.2 -0.4 13 $300,000
PIT (1 yr) 39 164 1 -1 0 -6 2 -4 -0.5 5 1 0.0 .489 .497 0.6 -0.4 7 $1,650,000
PHI (1 yr) 26 65 -2 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .497 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $109,000

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
1986 21 NYM NL 33 25 2 2.2 96 .227 .167 .259 .242 .329 .200 .391 .442 .720 25 .220 -3.1 -0.3 .360 .133 .033
1987 22 NYM NL 10 7 2 7.7 102 .444 .400 .263 .400 .332 .600 .410 1.000 .742 167 .706 1.0 0.1 .857 .200 .200
1988 23 NYM NL 450 330 37 3.0 85 .223 .214 .250 .282 .313 .313 .368 .594 .681 75 .376 -13.6 -1.4 .515 .190 .099 3.3
1989 24 NYM NL 508 382 45 3.2 86 .253 .231 .248 .283 .315 .360 .370 .643 .684 87 .390 -7.4 -0.8 .549 .205 .129 5.7
1990 25 NYM NL 352 260 33 3.4 98 .218 .207 .264 .274 .331 .363 .397 .637 .728 74 .384 -11.2 -1.1 .581 .258 .156 3.3
1991 26 NYM NL 394 276 40 3.9 93 .266 .241 .256 .318 .324 .351 .384 .669 .708 89 .467 -4.2 -0.4 .598 .221 .109 3.0
1992 27 NYM NL 18 15 1 1.8 91 .250 .222 .258 .222 .323 .222 .380 .444 .703 27 .180 -1.8 -0.2 .267 .000 .000
1994 29 NYY AL 22 21 0 0.0 108 .000 .000 .268 .048 .339 .000 .426 .048 .766 -86 .000 -5.6 -0.5 .050 .050 .000
1995 30 TOT MLB 83 62 8 3.5 107 .231 .186 .269 .272 .340 .329 .421 .600 .760 58 .345 -4.2 -0.4 .552 .257 .143 .0
1995 30 NYY AL 18 15 1 1.8 109 .167 .118 .269 .167 .343 .176 .425 .343 .768 -10 .122 -2.8 -0.3 .267 .118 .059
1995 30 PHI NL 65 47 7 4.0 106 .250 .208 .270 .302 .339 .377 .419 .679 .758 79 .414 -1.4 -0.1 .651 .302 .170 .0
1996 31 TEX AL 596 421 79 5.0 120 .291 .252 .283 .317 .357 .462 .455 .779 .812 90 .452 -9.1 -0.8 .749 .317 .210 6.9
1997 32 PIT NL 164 114 21 4.9 111 .255 .225 .274 .327 .346 .449 .430 .776 .777 99 .506 -0.5 -0.1 .745 .362 .225 .0
1998 33 TEX AL 336 241 33 3.7 113 .271 .232 .276 .311 .346 .354 .440 .665 .786 70 .345 -13.8 -1.3 .582 .226 .121 .0
2000 35 LAD NL 259 171 37 5.8 111 .234 .227 .266 .341 .342 .455 .434 .796 .777 104 .537 1.4 0.1 .812 .400 .227 .0
13 Yrs 3225 2325 338 3.9 101 .251 .228 .264 .300 .333 .377 .407 .677 .740 83 .418 -72.0 -7.2 .614 .254 .149 24.2
162 Game Avg. 556 401 58 3.9 101 .251 .228 .264 .300 .333 .377 .407 .677 .740 83 .418 -72.0 -7.2 .614 .254 .149 4
NYM (7 yrs) 1765 1295 160 3.3 90 .242 .224 .254 .288 .320 .343 .379 .631 .699 81 .401 -40.2 -4.2 .552 .211 .119 15.5
TEX (2 yrs) 932 662 112 4.5 118 .284 .245 .281 .315 .353 .422 .449 .738 .802 83 .416 -22.9 -2.1 .686 .283 .177 7.1
NYY (2 yrs) 40 36 1 0.7 108 .077 .054 .268 .103 .341 .081 .426 .184 .767 -51 .027 -8.4 -0.8 .143 .081 .027
LAD (1 yr) 259 171 37 5.8 111 .234 .227 .266 .341 .342 .455 .434 .796 .777 104 .537 1.4 0.1 .812 .400 .227 .0
PIT (1 yr) 164 114 21 4.9 111 .255 .225 .274 .327 .346 .449 .430 .776 .777 99 .506 -0.5 -0.1 .745 .362 .225 .0
PHI (1 yr) 65 47 7 4.0 106 .250 .208 .270 .302 .339 .377 .419 .679 .758 79 .413 -1.4 -0.1 .651 .302 .170 .0
NL (10 yrs) 2253 1627 225 3.7 94 .242 .224 .257 .297 .325 .364 .389 .661 .714 85 .428 -40.7 -4.3 .596 .245 .140 17.0
AL (4 yrs) 972 698 113 4.3 117 .275 .237 .280 .306 .352 .408 .448 .714 .801 78 .397 -31.3 -2.9 .658 .274 .171 7.1

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
1986 21 NYM NL NLCS HOU W 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 ❍ 21 NYM NL WS BOS W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 23 NYM NL NLCS LAD L 5 11 8 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 .250 .455 .375 .830 3 0 0 0 0 1
1996 31 TEX AL ALDS NYY L 4 15 12 2 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 .333 .467 .500 .967 6 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (4 Series) 14 30 24 3 6 3 0 0 1 1 0 6 3 .250 .400 .375 .775 9 0 0 0 0 1
1 ALDS 4 15 12 2 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 .333 .467 .500 .967 6 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 9 14 11 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 .182 .357 .273 .630 3 0 0 0 0 1
1 WS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1986 21 NYM NL 33 0.0% 24.2% 9.1% 3.0% 20% 2.67 3.8 0.45 67%
1987 22 NYM NL 10 0.0% 10.0% 0.0% 20.0% 50% 10.0 10.0 2.00 90%
1988 23 NYM NL 450 2.0% 10.4% 7.8% 4.7% 24% 1.34 8.6 45.1 11.0 0.59 0.65 78% 21% 8.3% 51%
1989 24 NYM NL 508 2.0% 15.2% 6.7% 7.3% 35% 2.26 5.9 45.8 8.3 0.67 0.86 75% 19% 5.4% 20%
1990 25 NYM NL 352 2.6% 15.3% 8.5% 8.5% 46% 1.80 5.8 34.9 7.0 0.63 0.71 73% 16% 7.0% 21%
1991 26 NYM NL 394 1.5% 13.5% 10.2% 6.1% 29% 1.33 6.6 58.0 9.7 0.64 0.79 74% 19% 4.3% 23%
1992 27 NYM NL 18 0.0% 11.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 9.0 0.88 0.86 89% 0% 0.0% 38%
1994 29 NYY AL 22 0.0% 27.3% 4.6% 0.0% 6.00 3.3 1.33 1.50 64% 0% 0.0% 0%
1995 30 TOT MLB 83 1.2% 22.9% 9.6% 8.4% 54% 2.38 3.7 70.0 7.8 0.51 0.56 63% 13% 3.6% 20%
1995 30 NYY AL 18 0.0% 27.8% 5.6% 5.6% 50% 5.00 3.4 0.50 0.67 67% 8% 0.0% 25%
1995 30 PHI NL 65 1.5% 21.5% 10.8% 9.2% 55% 2.00 3.8 53.0 5.9 0.52 0.52 62% 14% 4.5% 19%
1996 31 TEX AL 596 4.0% 23.2% 8.7% 9.7% 45% 2.65 3.7 21.5 5.2 0.47 0.73 61% 21% 11.0% 16%
1997 32 PIT NL 164 4.3% 23.8% 12.8% 9.2% 48% 1.86 3.5 19.7 5.5 0.91 1.19 57% 17% 15.6% 15%
1998 33 TEX AL 336 2.4% 19.6% 9.8% 5.7% 28% 2.00 4.5 37.1 8.0 0.66 0.84 67% 20% 6.6% 13%
2000 35 LAD NL 259 5.4% 20.1% 14.7% 8.5% 44% 1.37 4.2 15.7 6.9 0.51 0.55 59% 18% 16.7% 24%
13 Yrs 3225 2.7% 17.4% 9.2% 7.3% 36% 1.91 5.1 32.3 7.6 0.61 0.75 69% 19% 8.2% 24%
MLB Averages 2.5% 15.7% 8.9% 7.3% 31% 1.78 5.6 36.0 7.8 0.80 1.08 71% 21% 7.4% 17%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1986 21 NYM NL -3.1 -0.3 34 -0.3 0.1 -0.4 .58 -0.2 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3 0.87 -2.8 0
1987 22 NYM NL 1.0 0.1 10 0.0 0.2 -0.2 1.00 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.96 0.2 0.18 2
1988 23 NYM NL -13.6 -1.4 465 -0.1 7.1 -7.2 .94 -0.9 0.9 -6.6 -0.7 0.97 -12.1 2.71 1
1989 24 NYM NL -7.4 -0.8 520 0.2 8.7 -8.5 1.00 -0.6 0.8 -9.8 -1.1 0.97 -7.0 0
1990 25 NYM NL -11.2 -1.1 357 -0.4 5.3 -5.8 .94 -0.2 -0.2 0.6 0.1 0.96 -3.4 2.59 0
1991 26 NYM NL -4.2 -0.4 402 -0.7 5.7 -6.5 1.00 -0.6 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 0.95 -6.5 1.42 10
1992 27 NYM NL -1.8 -0.2 18 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 .76 -0.2 -0.1 -1.8 -0.2 0.86 -1.9 0.00 1
1994 29 NYY AL -5.6 -0.5 22 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 .98 -0.5 0.0 -6.3 -0.6 1.00 -6.0 0
1995 30 TOT MLB -4.2 -0.4 84 -0.1 1.4 -1.5 1.09 -0.4 0.3 -3.6 -0.3 1.07 -5.2 0.82 3
1995 30 NYY AL -2.8 -0.3 18 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 .66 -0.3 -0.0 -3.7 -0.3 0.83 -3.5 0
1995 30 PHI NL -1.4 -0.1 66 0.1 1.3 -1.2 1.20 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 1.13 -1.7 0.82 3
1996 31 TEX AL -9.1 -0.8 603 -2.7 8.2 -10.9 .93 -0.8 -2.1 -17.0 -1.5 0.99 -12.5 0
1997 32 PIT NL -0.5 -0.1 167 0.7 3.9 -3.2 1.17 0.4 0.2 2.9 0.3 1.01 3.2 0
1998 33 TEX AL -13.8 -1.3 339 -1.2 4.9 -6.1 .92 -1.0 -0.3 -14.0 -1.3 0.93 -15.7 0
2000 35 LAD NL 1.4 0.1 262 0.3 4.7 -4.4 .99 0.1 0.2 1.4 0.1 0.95 2.7 1.20 17
13 Yrs -72.0 -7.2 3283 -4.9 50.4 -55.4 .97 -4.9 -0.2 -57.5 -5.6 0.97 -66.9 1.18 34

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
1986 21 NYM NL 1 0 38% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50% 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
1987 22 NYM NL 0 0 25% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 23 NYM NL 6 0 26% 150 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 16 60% 21 10 11 0 0 0 9 2 7
1989 24 NYM NL 8 0 31% 170 4 3 57% 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 0 5 1 3 14 49% 13 7 5 3 2 1 21 8 12
1990 25 NYM NL 5 0 31% 122 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 3 10 37% 11 7 4 6 5 0 13 5 7
1991 26 NYM NL 1 0 23% 152 2 3 40% 1 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 39% 16 12 3 3 1 2 7 2 5
1992 27 NYM NL 0 0 0% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1994 29 NYY AL 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
1995 30 TOT MLB 1 0 48% 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 14% 5 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
1995 30 NYY AL 0 0 33% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 30 PHI NL 1 0 50% 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 17% 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
1996 31 TEX AL 1 0 34% 197 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 2 12 50% 30 19 11 8 2 6 16 5 10
1997 32 PIT NL 3 0 15% 54 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 30% 7 7 0 1 0 1 2 0 2
1998 33 TEX AL 5 0 26% 130 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 34% 13 11 2 6 5 1 13 5 8
2000 35 LAD NL 1 0 20% 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 47% 8 6 2 4 2 2 7 2 5
13 Yrs 32 0 28% 1087 14 11 56% 13 11 0 0 1 0 3 1 25 1 11 4 9 71 44% 125 85 38 32 18 13 92 31 58

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
1986 21 NYM NL 33 30% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 1 0 0% 15 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1987 22 NYM NL 10 40% 4 2 2 0 0 0.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 0 0 6 1 17% 0 0 0 0 0
1988 23 NYM NL 450 37% 87 12 1 1 0 0 0 2.71 9 0 6 6 3 6 3 0 8 6 75% 84 5 6% 40 13 33% 271 29 11% 19 6 32% 17 5 29% 0
1989 24 NYM NL 508 35% 106 11 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 10 8 2 5 5 0 6 6 100% 97 13 13% 54 20 37% 324 51 16% 38 20 53% 18 9 50% 0
1990 25 NYM NL 352 37% 65 5 1 0 0 0 1 2.59 9 0 11 7 2 2 7 1 2 1 50% 64 4 6% 34 13 38% 215 37 17% 22 14 64% 17 9 53% 0
1991 26 NYM NL 394 45% 84 17 1 10 2 0 2 1.42 6 0 10 5 1 3 3 0 3 1 33% 70 4 6% 34 13 38% 245 32 13% 17 10 59% 15 7 47% 0
1992 27 NYM NL 18 33% 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 4 1 25% 0 0 9 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1994 29 NYY AL 22 50% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 3 0 0% 1 1 100% 14 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1995 30 TOT MLB 83 43% 13 2 0 3 1 0 0 0.82 1 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 100% 15 1 7% 11 4 36% 63 10 16% 3 2 67% 4 2 50% 0
1995 30 NYY AL 18 33% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 2 0 0% 7 0 0% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1995 30 PHI NL 65 46% 11 2 0 3 1 0 0 0.82 1 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 100% 14 1 7% 9 4 44% 56 10 18% 2 2 100% 4 2 50% 0
1996 31 TEX AL 596 31% 130 9 0 0 0 0 0 24 2 23 20 4 9 15 0 17 16 94% 130 8 6% 82 36 44% 467 75 16% 43 24 56% 34 16 47% 0
1997 32 PIT NL 164 20% 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 8 7 0 3 4 0 2 2 100% 32 1 3% 15 7 47% 119 20 17% 11 6 55% 6 5 83% 0
1998 33 TEX AL 336 25% 69 9 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 9 6 2 3 5 0 3 2 67% 55 7 13% 29 8 28% 209 29 14% 15 8 53% 14 9 64% 0
2000 35 LAD NL 259 42% 50 0 0 17 5 2 3 1.20 14 1 6 6 8 7 7 0 1 1 100% 51 0 0% 20 3 15% 172 18 10% 14 6 43% 9 5 56% 0
13 Yrs 3225 35% 648 67 3 34 10 2 6 1.18 88 3 92 66 22 39 49 1 46 38 83% 608 45 7% 321 118 37% 2129 302 14% 182 96 53% 134 67 50% 0
MLB Averages 57% 72% 10% 35% 15% 52% 56%

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 23 NYM NL 446 1495 3.35 896 61.4% 27.3% 11.2% 21.4% 40.1% 72.7% 6.0% 44.6% 84.6% 31.2% 6.5% 29 2 16.6% 74 29 6.5% 29 16 16 30 34.0% 4 0 0
1989 24 NYM NL 509 1793 3.52 1155 65.9% 27.0% 14.5% 24.0% 34.1% 72.6% 6.0% 47.7% 79.6% 29.3% 6.3% 32 1 13.9% 71 25 6.3% 32 17 15 62 19.5% -1 2 5
1990 25 NYM NL 338 1296 3.83 766 59.5% 30.4% 11.6% 24.5% 33.4% 69.6% 1.5% 41.4% 83.3% 24.6% 7.1% 24 3 18.6% 63 22 10.4% 35 16 17 34 33.3% 14 0 0
1991 26 NYM NL 395 1492 3.78 881 59.9% 29.4% 12.8% 23.7% 34.1% 70.6% 3.3% 42.3% 81.8% 24.8% 6.8% 27 1 19.2% 76 28 11.1% 44 22 16 36 30.2% -1 0 0
1992 27 NYM NL 18 61 3.39 41 67.2% 17.1% 9.8% 34.1% 39.0% 82.9% 0.0% 55.7% 88.2% 33.3% 0.0% 0 0 16.7% 3 1 11.1% 2 2 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0
1994 29 NYY AL 23 74 3.22 46 62.2% 34.8% 15.2% 17.4% 32.6% 65.2% 0.0% 40.5% 76.7% 26.1% 8.7% 2 0 13.0% 3 1 4.3% 1 0 1 5 16.7% -1 0 0
1995 30 TOT MLB 80 285 3.56 177 63.0% 32.2% 14.7% 23.2% 29.9% 67.8% 3.7% 42.7% 78.3% 31.3% 5.0% 4 0 17.5% 14 7 7.5% 6 3 9 9 50.0% 3 0 0
1995 30 NYY AL 15 53 3.53 34 64.2% 29.4% 17.6% 23.5% 29.4% 70.6% 0.0% 45.3% 75.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 2 2 50.0% 3 0 0
1995 30 PHI NL 65 232 3.57 143 62.7% 32.9% 14.0% 23.1% 30.1% 67.1% 4.5% 42.1% 79.2% 30.8% 6.2% 4 0 21.5% 14 7 9.2% 6 3 7 7 50.0% 0 0 0
1996 31 TEX AL 575 2290 3.98 1416 62.0% 29.3% 16.7% 26.6% 27.3% 70.6% 0.5% 43.7% 76.2% 27.1% 5.2% 30 4 18.6% 107 48 8.7% 50 25 33 100 24.6% 21 2 1
1997 32 PIT NL 165 690 4.18 405 58.7% 29.1% 20.0% 24.9% 25.4% 70.4% 0.0% 41.3% 71.1% 26.7% 5.5% 9 0 18.8% 31 13 8.5% 14 9 14 25 35.9% -1 0 2
1998 33 TEX AL 336 1329 3.96 805 60.6% 31.2% 16.5% 23.1% 29.2% 68.8% 0.0% 41.7% 76.0% 26.2% 4.8% 16 0 15.5% 52 22 8.0% 27 16 26 40 39.4% 0 0 0
2000 35 LAD NL 260 1004 3.86 580 58.9% 35.5% 17.2% 18.1% 29.1% 64.5% 4.7% 38.0% 73.3% 25.4% 9.2% 24 0 17.3% 45 9 13.8% 36 13 15 37 28.8% -1 0 0
11 Yrs 3145 11809 3.75 7168 61.4% 29.6% 14.7% 23.7% 31.9% 70.3% 2.8% 43.2% 78.9% 27.3% 6.3% 197 11 17.1% 539 205 8.8% 276 139 162 380 29.7% 37 4 8
MLB Averages 3.68 61.9% 25.5% 14.7% 26.8% 32.9% 74.4% 1.8% 46.1% 80.2% 30.7% 5.6% 15.8% 9.0% 27.4%

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
1986 21 19 33 30 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 .167 .242 .200 .442 25 6 0 0 0 0 1
1987 22 24 43 40 4 9 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 9 .225 .279 .300 .579 61 12 1 0 0 0 1
1988 23 173 493 446 45 96 14 1 9 38 2 0 38 56 .215 .281 .312 .593 74 139 6 3 6 0 13
1989 24 324 1001 904 97 202 39 3 19 93 6 3 72 133 .223 .282 .336 .618 81 304 19 5 12 8 24
1990 25 416 1353 1218 133 267 59 4 28 138 8 3 102 187 .219 .280 .343 .623 79 418 23 6 13 14 26
1991 26 531 1747 1566 166 351 75 6 34 174 10 6 142 240 .224 .289 .345 .633 81 540 27 7 14 18 32
1992 27 537 1765 1584 166 355 75 6 34 174 10 6 142 242 .224 .288 .343 .631 81 544 28 7 14 18 32
1993 28 537 1765 1584 166 355 75 6 34 174 10 6 142 242 .224 .288 .343 .631 81 544 28 7 14 18 32
1994 29 544 1787 1604 166 355 75 6 34 174 10 6 143 248 .221 .285 .339 .624 78 544 28 7 15 18 32
1995 30 580 1870 1674 177 368 80 7 35 183 10 6 151 267 .220 .284 .339 .623 77 567 29 8 17 20 33
1996 31 737 2466 2189 256 498 112 9 59 282 14 7 203 405 .228 .292 .368 .660 81 805 37 10 33 31 34
1997 32 776 2630 2327 270 529 118 11 66 307 14 9 224 444 .227 .294 .373 .667 82 867 38 11 35 33 34
1998 33 860 2966 2624 303 598 128 12 74 344 14 11 257 510 .228 .296 .370 .667 81 972 45 13 37 35 34
1999 34 860 2966 2624 303 598 128 12 74 344 14 11 257 510 .228 .296 .370 .667 81 972 45 13 37 35 34
2000 35 940 3225 2844 332 648 136 12 88 376 14 11 295 562 .228 .300 .377 .677 83 1072 45 13 38 35 39

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
1986 21 19 35 31 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 .194 .286 .226 .512 2 19
1987 22 5 10 10 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .400 .400 .600 1.000 2 5
1988 23 149 464 416 49 97 12 1 10 44 2 39 47 .233 .303 .339 .642 42 149
1989 24 151 521 468 61 116 27 2 11 64 4 37 77 .248 .301 .385 .686 55 151
1990 25 92 355 316 38 67 21 1 9 47 2 31 54 .212 .280 .370 .650 33 92
1991 26 115 400 352 36 88 17 2 6 39 2 42 53 .250 .328 .361 .689 42 115
1992 27 6 18 18 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .222 .222 .222 .444 1 6
1994 29 10 30 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .000 .034 .000 .034 0 7
1995 30 40 92 78 11 14 5 1 1 9 0 9 21 .179 .267 .308 .574 7 36
1996 31 157 578 502 66 117 29 2 22 83 4 47 138 .233 .295 .430 .726 64 157
1997 32 39 162 137 13 30 6 2 7 23 0 20 39 .219 .319 .445 .764 19 39
1998 33 84 330 293 29 65 9 1 8 33 0 31 66 .222 .299 .341 .640 29 84
2000 35 80 255 218 27 48 8 0 13 30 0 36 52 .220 .331 .436 .766 32 80
13 Yrs 947 3250 2867 335 656 137 12 87 373 14 297 567 .229 .301 .376 .677 328 940
162 Game Avg. 162 556 490 57 112 23 2 15 64 2 51 97 .229 .301 .376 .677 56 940



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* 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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1989 NL  1.9 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1996 AL  138 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1996 AL  16 (3rd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1989 NL  8 (3rd)
1996 AL  11 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1447), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2424), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (229th), 6.2 career WAR/7.1 7yr-peak WAR/6.7 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

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