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Steve Hovley    \HOHVE-lee\

Stephen Eugene Hovley

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: December 18, 1944 in Ventura, CA
School: Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 35th round of the 1966 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 26, 1969 (Age 24.190, 10,462nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Athletics/Pilots/Brewers 1969-1973

Last Game: September 28, 1973 (Age 28.284)
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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
1969 24 SEP AL 91 364 329 41 91 14 3 3 20 10 4 30 34 .277 .338 .365 .703 100 120 2 1 3 1 3 98/7
1970 25 TOT AL 112 258 235 25 57 10 0 0 17 8 1 22 22 .243 .310 .285 .595 67 67 6 1 0 0 2 98/7
1970 25 MIL AL 40 153 135 17 38 9 0 0 16 5 1 17 11 .281 .366 .348 .714 99 47 4 1 0 0 1 9/8
1970 25 OAK AL 72 105 100 8 19 1 0 0 1 3 0 5 11 .190 .229 .200 .429 21 20 2 0 0 0 1 8/79
1971 26 OAK AL 24 36 27 3 3 2 0 0 3 2 0 7 9 .111 .306 .185 .491 44 5 0 1 0 1 0 /798
1972 27 KCR AL 105 226 196 24 53 5 1 3 24 3 3 24 29 .270 .351 .352 .703 111 69 2 1 4 1 2 98/7
1973 28 KCR AL 104 268 232 29 59 8 1 2 24 6 4 33 34 .254 .346 .323 .669 86 75 3 0 2 1 2 98D/7
5 Yrs 436 1152 1019 122 263 39 5 8 88 29 12 116 128 .258 .335 .330 .665 89 336 13 4 9 4 9
162 Game Avg. 162 428 379 45 98 14 2 3 33 11 4 43 48 .258 .335 .330 .665 89 125 5 1 3 1 3
KCR (2 yrs) 209 494 428 53 112 13 2 5 48 9 7 57 63 .262 .348 .336 .685 97 144 5 1 6 2 4
OAK (2 yrs) 96 141 127 11 22 3 0 0 4 5 0 12 20 .173 .248 .197 .445 27 25 2 1 0 1 1
MIL (2 yrs) 131 517 464 58 129 23 3 3 36 15 5 47 45 .278 .346 .360 .706 99 167 6 2 3 1 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
1969 24 SEP AL 91 364 2 -1 3 1 -3 2 0.1 12 14 1.4 .502 .501 1.4 -0.2 13 $7,500 98/7
1970 25 MIL AL 40 153 0 2 2 -4 -2 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .495 .499 0.8 -0.6 8 $15,000 9/8
1970 25 OAK AL 72 105 -10 0 1 0 -1 -10 -1.1 4 -7 -0.8 .484 .493 -0.8 -0.1 -7 8/79
1971 26 OAK AL 24 36 -2 0 0 1 -0 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.0 .497 .500 -0.1 0.1 -0 $15,000 /798
1972 27 KCR AL 105 226 2 -1 0 1 -2 0 -0.1 8 8 0.8 .500 .500 0.7 -0.2 7 $17,500 98/7
1973 28 KCR AL 104 268 -6 1 1 -2 -4 -10 -1.0 10 -0 -0.1 .490 .493 0.1 -0.6 2 98D/7
5 Seasons 436 1152 -14 1 6 -3 -11 -21 -2.4 40 20 1.7 .495 .497 2.1 -1.7 22 $55,000
KCR (2 yrs) 209 494 -4 -0 1 -1 -6 -10 -1.0 18 8 0.8 .495 .497 0.8 -0.7 9 $17,500
OAK (2 yrs) 96 141 -12 1 1 1 -1 -11 -1.2 5 -6 -0.7 .487 .495 -0.9 -0.0 -7 $15,000
MIL (2 yrs) 131 517 2 1 4 -3 -4 0 -0.1 18 18 1.7 .500 .501 2.1 -0.9 21 $22,500

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
1969 24 SEP AL 364 248 43 4.7 92 .300 .277 .251 .338 .327 .365 .379 .703 .706 100 .547 -0.1 -0.0 .643 .198 .088 4.6
1970 25 TOT AL 258 185 23 3.3 97 .268 .243 .257 .310 .331 .285 .391 .595 .722 67 .386 -10.3 -1.1 .524 .166 .043 .0
1970 25 MIL AL 153 102 18 4.8 98 .306 .281 .258 .366 .332 .348 .394 .714 .726 99 .545 0.6 0.1 .676 .222 .067 .0
1970 25 OAK AL 105 83 5 1.6 95 .213 .190 .254 .229 .328 .200 .388 .429 .717 21 .144 -10.9 -1.1 .337 .090 .010 .0
1971 26 OAK AL 36 25 3 3.2 91 .158 .111 .253 .306 .324 .185 .375 .491 .700 44 .400 -1.5 -0.2 .625 .407 .074 .0
1972 27 KCR AL 226 153 26 4.6 82 .303 .270 .246 .351 .314 .352 .354 .703 .668 111 .604 3.3 0.4 .635 .204 .082 3.0
1973 28 KCR AL 268 183 28 4.1 98 .289 .254 .266 .346 .336 .323 .391 .669 .727 86 .475 -3.7 -0.4 .611 .220 .069 3.0
5 Yrs 1152 794 123 4.2 93 .287 .258 .255 .335 .327 .330 .380 .665 .707 89 .503 -12.3 -1.2 .606 .202 .072 12.5
162 Game Avg. 428 295 46 4.2 93 .287 .258 .255 .335 .327 .330 .380 .665 .707 89 .503 -12.3 -1.2 .606 .202 .072 5
KCR (2 yrs) 494 336 54 4.3 91 .296 .262 .257 .348 .326 .336 .374 .685 .700 97 .533 -0.4 -0.0 .622 .213 .075 6.4
OAK (2 yrs) 141 108 8 2.0 94 .204 .173 .254 .248 .327 .197 .386 .445 .713 27 .201 -12.4 -1.3 .402 .157 .024 .0
MIL (2 yrs) 517 350 61 4.7 94 .302 .278 .253 .346 .329 .360 .383 .706 .712 99 .546 0.5 0.0 .653 .205 .082 5.0

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
1969 24 SEP AL 364 0.8% 9.3% 8.2% 5.5% 22% 1.13 9.7 109.7 16.5 1.62 80%
1970 25 TOT AL 258 0.0% 8.5% 8.5% 3.9% 18% 1.00 10.7 13.8 1.34 83%
1970 25 MIL AL 153 0.0% 7.2% 11.1% 5.9% 24% 0.65 12.3 8.4 1.51 81%
1970 25 OAK AL 105 0.0% 10.5% 4.8% 1.0% 5% 2.20 9.1 100.0 1.15 85%
1971 26 OAK AL 36 0.0% 25.0% 19.4% 5.6% 67% 1.29 3.0 9.0 1.29 53%
1972 27 KCR AL 226 1.3% 12.8% 10.6% 4.0% 17% 1.21 6.8 65.3 8.2 1.64 73%
1973 28 KCR AL 268 0.8% 12.7% 12.3% 4.1% 19% 1.03 6.8 116.0 9.7 1.12 74%
5 Yrs 1152 0.7% 11.1% 10.1% 4.5% 20% 1.10 8.0 127.4 11.6 1.41 77%
MLB Averages 2.1% 14.6% 8.8% 6.0% 27% 1.66 6.1 43.3 9.0 1.12 73%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1969 24 SEP AL -0.1 -0.0 385 -0.7 6.3 -7.0 1.12 0.1 -0.7 2.2 0.2 0.93 0.5 1.51 7
1970 25 TOT AL -10.3 -1.1 275 -1.7 3.3 -5.1 1.06 -0.8 -0.8 -5.5 -0.6 0.98 -7.9 1.27 28
1970 25 MIL AL 0.6 0.1 164 -0.5 2.1 -2.6 .97 0.0 -0.5 4.8 0.5 1.02 2.1 1.49 5
1970 25 OAK AL -10.9 -1.1 111 -1.3 1.2 -2.5 1.19 -0.8 -0.2 -10.3 -1.1 0.91 -10.1 1.23 23
1971 26 OAK AL -1.5 -0.2 38 -0.1 0.6 -0.7 1.42 -0.2 0.1 -1.1 -0.1 1.02 -1.4 1.87 10
1972 27 KCR AL 3.3 0.4 236 0.8 4.7 -3.9 1.05 0.5 0.2 6.2 0.7 0.95 6.9 1.58 37
1973 28 KCR AL -3.7 -0.4 280 -0.5 4.0 -4.6 .97 -0.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3 0.94 -2.8 1.90 15
5 Yrs -12.3 -1.2 1214 -2.2 19.0 -21.2 1.06 -0.6 -1.5 -1.5 -0.1 0.95 -4.7 1.57 97

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
1969 24 SEP AL 7 0 32% 156 10 4 71% 10 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 4 4 6 47% 25 15 8 3 2 0 17 3 13
1970 25 TOT AL 3 0 29% 128 8 1 89% 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 9 42% 17 13 4 4 2 2 12 3 8
1970 25 MIL AL 2 0 30% 77 5 1 83% 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 44% 13 10 3 3 1 2 9 2 6
1970 25 OAK AL 1 0 27% 51 3 0 100% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 38% 4 3 1 1 1 0 3 1 2
1971 26 OAK AL 0 0 25% 19 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60% 3 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
1972 27 KCR AL 1 0 23% 123 3 3 50% 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 3 1 6 54% 13 6 6 2 2 0 9 2 7
1973 28 KCR AL 1 0 28% 128 6 4 60% 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 5 58% 18 10 8 3 2 1 10 1 9
5 Yrs 12 0 28% 554 29 12 71% 29 13 0 0 0 0 2 0 17 0 3 8 6 26 50% 76 46 27 13 8 4 49 9 38

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
1969 24 SEP AL 364 71% 91 7 0 0 0 1.51 3 0 3 3 0 1 2 0 7 3 43% 65 2 3% 32 9 28% 184 18 10% 13 4 31% 17 9 53% 0
1970 25 TOT AL 258 78% 57 28 7 0 0 1.27 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 57 6 11% 26 8 31% 159 18 11% 11 4 36% 8 5 63% 0
1970 25 MIL AL 153 75% 38 5 1 0 0 1.49 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 4 9% 19 6 32% 110 17 15% 8 3 38% 6 4 67% 0
1970 25 OAK AL 105 83% 19 23 6 0 0 1.23 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 14 2 14% 7 2 29% 49 1 2% 3 1 33% 2 1 50% 0
1971 26 OAK AL 36 92% 3 10 2 0 3 1.87 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0% 5 3 60% 21 3 14% 3 3 100% 2 1 50% 0
1972 27 KCR AL 226 81% 53 37 9 0 6 1.58 3 0 4 2 1 1 2 0 4 4 100% 33 2 6% 22 9 41% 118 21 18% 11 4 36% 7 5 71% 0
1973 28 KCR AL 268 90% 59 15 3 0 1 1.90 2 0 4 2 0 1 1 0 5 2 40% 42 3 7% 20 8 40% 150 22 15% 11 6 55% 12 6 50% 0
5 Yrs 1152 80% 263 97 21 0 10 1.57 8 0 22 7 1 3 5 0 18 9 50% 205 13 6% 105 37 35% 632 82 13% 49 21 43% 46 26 57% 0
MLB Averages 54% 74% 11% 30% 14% 47% 52%

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
1969 24 91 364 329 41 91 14 3 3 20 10 4 30 34 .277 .338 .365 .703 100 120 2 1 3 1 3
1970 25 203 622 564 66 148 24 3 3 37 18 5 52 56 .262 .326 .332 .658 86 187 8 2 3 1 5
1971 26 227 658 591 69 151 26 3 3 40 20 5 59 65 .255 .325 .325 .650 84 192 8 3 3 2 5
1972 27 332 884 787 93 204 31 4 6 64 23 8 83 94 .259 .332 .332 .663 90 261 10 4 7 3 7
1973 28 436 1152 1019 122 263 39 5 8 88 29 12 116 128 .258 .335 .330 .665 89 336 13 4 9 4 9

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
1969 24 91 372 335 46 97 15 3 3 22 11 32 34 .290 .352 .379 .731 45 91
1970 25 112 264 239 27 61 11 0 0 18 9 24 22 .255 .326 .301 .627 23 112
1971 26 24 39 28 4 4 3 0 0 4 3 9 9 .143 .359 .250 .609 2 24
1972 27 110 249 214 32 65 6 1 4 32 4 29 30 .304 .388 .397 .785 32 105
1973 28 104 270 233 30 60 8 1 2 25 6 34 34 .258 .351 .326 .677 27 104
5 Yrs 441 1194 1049 139 287 43 5 9 101 33 128 129 .274 .354 .350 .703 129 436
162 Game Avg. 162 439 385 51 105 16 2 3 37 12 47 47 .274 .354 .350 .703 47 436



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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (393rd), 1.7 career WAR/1.7 7yr-peak WAR/1.7 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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