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Leo Foster

Leonard Norris Foster

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: February 2, 1951 in Covington, KY
High School: Holmes HS (Covington, KY)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 2nd round of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 9, 1971 (Age 20)
Teams (by GP): Braves/Mets 1971-1977

Final Game: October 2, 1977 (Age 26)
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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
1971 20 ATL NL 9 10 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 0 /6
1973 22 ATL NL 3 7 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .333 .500 31 2 0 0 1 0 0 /6
1974 23 ATL NL 72 124 112 16 22 2 0 1 5 1 2 9 22 .196 .254 .241 .495 37 27 3 0 2 1 0 64/59
1976 25 NYM NL 24 67 59 11 12 2 0 1 15 3 0 8 5 .203 .299 .288 .587 73 17 0 0 0 0 1 /564
1977 26 NYM NL 36 81 75 6 17 3 0 0 6 3 1 5 14 .227 .284 .267 .551 53 20 2 1 0 0 0 4/65
5 Yrs 144 289 262 35 52 8 0 2 26 7 3 22 44 .198 .262 .252 .514 44 66 6 1 3 1 1
162 Game Avg. 162 325 295 39 59 9 0 2 29 8 3 25 50 .198 .262 .252 .514 44 74 7 1 3 1 1
ATL (3 yrs) 84 141 128 18 23 3 0 1 5 1 2 9 25 .180 .232 .227 .458 27 29 4 0 3 1 0
NYM (2 yrs) 60 148 134 17 29 5 0 1 21 6 1 13 19 .216 .291 .276 .567 62 37 2 1 0 0 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
1971 20 ATL NL 9 10 -3 -0 0 -2 0 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .444 .497 -0.3 -0.2 -2 /6
1973 22 ATL NL 3 7 -1 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .470 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 /6
1974 23 ATL NL 72 124 -9 -1 0 2 2 -5 -0.6 4 -1 -0.2 .492 .496 -0.4 0.5 -3 64/59
1976 25 NYM NL 24 67 -2 -0 1 2 1 2 0.2 2 4 0.5 .510 .502 0.2 0.4 2 /564
1977 26 NYM NL 36 81 -4 1 0 -5 1 -7 -0.7 3 -4 -0.5 .480 .496 0.1 -0.4 1 4/65
5 Seasons 144 289 -17 -1 1 -3 5 -15 -1.7 9 -6 -0.7 .489 .497 -0.5 0.2 -2
ATL (3 yrs) 84 141 -12 -1 0 -0 3 -10 -1.2 5 -6 -0.7 .486 .497 -0.7 0.3 -5
NYM (2 yrs) 60 148 -5 0 1 -3 2 -5 -0.5 5 0 -0.0 .492 .498 0.2 -0.1 3

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
1971 ATL NL 20 SS 3 2 2 19.0 10 1 8 1 2 .900 -2 -101 4.26 3.00 .968 5.16 5.13
1973 ATL NL 22 SS 1 1 1 11.2 6 5 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -62 4.63 6.00 .962 4.94 4.90
1974 ATL NL 23 SS 43 21 17 234.0 128 44 81 3 13 .977 3 16 4.81 2.91 .961 4.97 4.97
1974 ATL NL 23 2B 10 1 1 25.0 13 5 7 1 1 .923 -0 -19 4.32 1.20 .973 5.47 5.47
1974 ATL NL 23 3B 3 1 0 11.1 6 0 4 2 0 .667 -1 -64 3.18 1.33 .948 3.02 3.03
1974 ATL NL 23 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1974 ATL NL 23 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1976 NYM NL 25 3B 9 8 6 68.0 25 6 17 2 1 .920 0 5 3.04 2.56 .952 2.92 2.92
1976 NYM NL 25 SS 7 6 5 55.2 29 9 20 0 1 1.000 1 30 4.69 4.14 .964 5.06 5.04
1976 NYM NL 25 2B 3 2 2 20.0 8 3 5 0 0 1.000 1 42 3.60 2.67 .975 5.49 5.47
1977 NYM NL 26 2B 20 16 10 127.0 62 28 32 2 7 .968 -3 -30 4.25 3.00 .977 5.24 5.24
1977 NYM NL 26 SS 8 3 2 32.1 24 8 13 3 3 .875 -1 -48 5.85 2.63 .963 5.01 5.03
1977 NYM NL 26 3B 2 2 1 9.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -107 2.00 1.00 .955 3.00 3.00
5 Seasons SS 62 33 27 352.2 197 67 123 7 20 .964 1 3 4.85 3.06 .962 5.00 4.99
3 Seasons 2B 33 19 13 172.0 83 36 44 3 8 .964 -3 -20 4.19 2.42 .976 5.30 5.33
3 Seasons 3B 14 11 7 88.1 33 6 23 4 1 .879 -1 -15 2.95 2.07 .952 2.94 2.96
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1 Season RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
5 Seasons TOT 110 63 47 614.0 313 109 190 14 29 .955 -3 -6 4.38 2.72 .965 4.78 4.81
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

Youngest s c a p y
1971 NL  born 1951-02-02 (6th)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Leonard Leo Norris Foster

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