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Wilbur Howard

Wilbur Leon Howard

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 8, 1949 in Lowell, NC
High School: Holbrook HS (Lowell, NC)
Drafted
by the Seattle Pilots in the 19th round of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1973 (Age 24.239, 11,033rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Brewers 1973-1978

Last Game: September 30, 1978 (Age 29.265)
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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
1973 24 MIL AL 16 42 39 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 10 .205 .244 .205 .449 30 8 0 0 1 0 1 /97D
1974 25 HOU NL 64 116 111 19 24 4 0 2 5 4 5 5 18 .216 .250 .306 .556 59 34 3 0 0 0 0 7/89
1975 26 HOU NL 121 419 392 62 111 16 8 0 21 32 11 21 67 .283 .324 .365 .689 98 143 2 3 2 1 3 789
1976 27 HOU NL 94 201 191 26 42 7 2 1 18 7 5 7 28 .220 .245 .293 .538 59 56 5 0 1 2 1 798/4
1977 28 HOU NL 87 199 187 22 48 6 0 2 13 11 1 5 30 .257 .276 .321 .597 67 60 4 0 7 0 1 78/94
1978 29 HOU NL 84 158 148 17 34 4 1 1 13 6 2 5 22 .230 .268 .291 .558 62 43 3 3 1 1 0 7/8924
6 Yrs 466 1135 1068 149 267 37 11 6 71 60 25 45 175 .250 .283 .322 .605 74 344 17 6 12 4 6
162 Game Avg. 162 395 371 52 93 13 4 2 25 21 9 16 61 .250 .283 .322 .605 74 120 6 2 4 1 2
HOU (5 yrs) 450 1093 1029 146 259 37 11 6 70 60 24 43 165 .252 .285 .327 .611 76 336 17 6 11 4 5
MIL (1 yr) 16 42 39 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 10 .205 .244 .205 .449 30 8 0 0 1 0 1
NL (5 yrs) 450 1093 1029 146 259 37 11 6 70 60 24 43 165 .252 .285 .327 .611 76 336 17 6 11 4 5
AL (1 yr) 16 42 39 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 10 .205 .244 .205 .449 30 8 0 0 1 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
1973 24 MIL AL 16 42 -4 -0 0 2 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.4 0.2 -3 $9,000 /97D
1974 25 HOU NL 64 116 -6 -2 -0 1 -1 -8 -0.9 4 -4 -0.6 .486 .494 -0.7 -0.1 -5 $10,500 7/89
1975 26 HOU NL 121 419 1 2 2 1 -3 3 0.3 14 17 1.7 .503 .502 1.5 -0.2 16 789
1976 27 HOU NL 94 201 -9 -1 0 2 -2 -10 -1.1 7 -3 -0.5 .488 .493 -0.8 -0.0 -5 798/4
1977 28 HOU NL 87 199 -8 1 0 6 -2 -3 -0.4 6 3 0.2 .496 .498 -0.4 0.4 -3 $35,000 78/94
1978 29 HOU NL 84 158 -7 0 0 -5 -1 -13 -1.5 5 -8 -1.0 .482 .491 -0.4 -0.7 -3 7/8924
6 Seasons 466 1135 -34 1 3 7 -10 -33 -3.8 37 4 -0.2 .492 .496 -1.1 -0.4 -3 $54,500
HOU (5 yrs) 450 1093 -29 1 3 5 -9 -30 -3.5 35 5 -0.1 .492 .496 -0.8 -0.6 0 $45,500
MIL (1 yr) 16 42 -4 -0 0 2 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.4 0.2 -3 $9,000

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
1973 24 MIL AL 42 33 2 1.6 91 .276 .205 .256 .244 .324 .205 .376 .449 .701 30 .143 -3.7 -0.4 .281 .026 .000
1974 25 HOU NL 116 95 7 2.0 90 .242 .216 .256 .250 .328 .306 .371 .556 .698 59 .199 -6.5 -0.7 .400 .126 .090 2.7
1975 26 HOU NL 419 297 49 4.4 89 .340 .283 .256 .324 .325 .365 .370 .689 .695 98 .514 -2.0 -0.2 .639 .189 .082 .0
1976 27 HOU NL 201 162 12 2.0 84 .250 .220 .252 .245 .317 .293 .359 .538 .676 59 .213 -10.4 -1.1 .409 .120 .073 1.8
1977 28 HOU NL 199 151 17 3.0 95 .297 .257 .258 .276 .324 .321 .394 .597 .718 67 .316 -8.8 -0.9 .521 .144 .064 3.4
1978 29 HOU NL 158 121 12 2.7 88 .262 .230 .252 .268 .319 .291 .371 .558 .690 62 .304 -7.6 -0.8 .462 .122 .061 1.7
6 Yrs 1135 859 99 3.1 90 .293 .250 .255 .283 .323 .322 .372 .605 .695 74 .354 -39.0 -4.0 .510 .147 .072 10.9
162 Game Avg. 395 299 34 3.1 90 .293 .250 .255 .283 .323 .322 .372 .605 .695 74 .354 -39.0 -4.0 .510 .147 .072 4
HOU (5 yrs) 1093 826 97 3.2 89 .294 .252 .255 .285 .323 .327 .372 .611 .695 76 .363 -35.3 -3.6 .519 .152 .075 10.9
MIL (1 yr) 42 33 2 1.6 91 .276 .205 .256 .244 .324 .205 .376 .449 .701 30 .142 -3.7 -0.4 .281 .026 .000
NL (5 yrs) 1093 826 97 3.2 89 .294 .252 .255 .285 .323 .327 .372 .611 .695 76 .363 -35.3 -3.6 .519 .152 .075 10.9
AL (1 yr) 42 33 2 1.6 91 .276 .205 .256 .244 .324 .205 .376 .449 .701 30 .142 -3.7 -0.4 .281 .026 .000

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
1973 24 MIL AL 42 0.0% 23.8% 4.8% 0.0% 0% 5.00 3.9 39.0 1.75 69%
1974 25 HOU NL 116 1.7% 15.5% 4.3% 5.2% 25% 3.60 6.2 55.5 22.2 1.84 78%
1975 26 HOU NL 419 0.0% 16.0% 5.0% 5.7% 22% 3.19 5.9 18.7 1.09 78%
1976 27 HOU NL 201 0.5% 13.9% 3.5% 5.0% 24% 4.00 6.8 191.0 10.6 1.13 82%
1977 28 HOU NL 199 1.0% 15.1% 2.5% 4.0% 17% 6.00 6.2 93.5 14.4 1.16 78%
1978 29 HOU NL 158 0.6% 13.9% 3.2% 3.8% 18% 4.40 6.7 148.0 11.4 1.77 80%
6 Yrs 1135 0.5% 15.4% 4.0% 4.8% 20% 3.89 6.1 178.0 15.0 1.28 79%
MLB Averages 1.9% 13.1% 8.7% 6.2% 27% 1.51 6.8 47.0 8.7 1.09 75%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1973 24 MIL AL -3.7 -0.4 44 -0.5 0.4 -0.9 1.24 -0.4 0.0 -4.6 -0.5 0.91 -4.7 1
1974 25 HOU NL -6.5 -0.7 126 -1.0 1.4 -2.4 .99 -0.7 -0.3 -11.6 -1.2 0.92 -7.7 0.52 9
1975 26 HOU NL -2.0 -0.2 472 -0.6 7.3 -7.9 1.05 0.4 -1.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.94 2.3 0.98 23
1976 27 HOU NL -10.4 -1.1 214 0.4 3.8 -3.4 .96 -0.8 1.2 -11.1 -1.2 0.99 -9.4 1.21 25
1977 28 HOU NL -8.8 -0.9 214 -0.7 3.2 -3.9 1.16 -0.9 0.3 -8.3 -0.9 0.99 -10.6 2.21 24
1978 29 HOU NL -7.6 -0.8 169 -2.4 2.2 -4.6 1.43 -1.0 -0.7 -9.7 -1.1 0.95 -7.9 1.93 51
6 Yrs -39.0 -4.0 1239 -4.8 18.3 -23.2 1.10 -3.4 -1.0 -46.0 -4.9 0.96 -38.1 1.57 133

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
1973 24 MIL AL 0 0 21% 20 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1974 25 HOU NL 1 0 35% 63 4 5 44% 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 56% 7 4 2 1 0 1 10 3 7
1975 26 HOU NL 8 0 42% 203 32 11 74% 32 9 0 1 0 1 5 3 4 0 2 0 2 12 47% 33 25 8 6 1 5 29 10 19
1976 27 HOU NL 3 0 40% 90 7 5 58% 7 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 59% 15 10 5 1 1 0 11 0 11
1977 28 HOU NL 2 0 32% 74 11 1 92% 11 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 2 2 3 53% 8 4 4 3 2 0 6 1 5
1978 29 HOU NL 1 0 35% 63 6 2 75% 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 44% 12 7 5 0 0 0 6 2 3
6 Yrs 15 0 38% 513 60 25 71% 60 23 0 1 0 1 11 7 13 0 2 5 6 26 50% 77 52 24 12 5 6 62 16 45

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
1973 24 MIL AL 42 100% 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 5 0 0% 4 3 75% 20 1 5% 1 1 100% 1 1 100% 0
1974 25 HOU NL 116 100% 24 9 2 0 1 0.52 2 0 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 16 3 19% 5 0 0% 58 3 5% 4 1 25% 0 0 0
1975 26 HOU NL 419 100% 111 23 6 0 0 0.98 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 67% 48 2 4% 30 6 20% 173 22 13% 13 4 31% 6 2 33% 0
1976 27 HOU NL 201 100% 42 25 6 0 3 1.21 1 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 100% 37 5 14% 27 9 33% 117 18 15% 16 8 50% 7 4 57% 0
1977 28 HOU NL 199 100% 48 24 7 1 4 2.21 2 0 7 1 1 1 1 1 7 7 100% 38 4 11% 19 11 58% 118 13 11% 8 4 50% 3 3 100% 0
1978 29 HOU NL 158 100% 34 51 12 0 6 1.93 1 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 100% 22 3 14% 11 4 36% 81 12 15% 10 7 70% 3 1 33% 0
6 Yrs 1135 100% 267 133 33 1 14 1.57 6 0 31 1 5 3 3 1 13 12 92% 166 17 10% 96 33 34% 567 69 12% 52 25 48% 20 11 55% 0
MLB Averages 55% 77% 11% 34% 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
1973 24 16 42 39 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 10 .205 .244 .205 .449 30 8 0 0 1 0 1
1974 25 80 158 150 22 32 4 0 2 6 4 6 7 28 .213 .248 .280 .528 51 42 3 0 1 0 1
1975 26 201 577 542 84 143 20 8 2 27 36 17 28 95 .264 .303 .341 .644 85 185 5 3 3 1 4
1976 27 295 778 733 110 185 27 10 3 45 43 22 35 123 .252 .288 .329 .617 79 241 10 3 4 3 5
1977 28 382 977 920 132 233 33 10 5 58 54 23 40 153 .253 .286 .327 .613 76 301 14 3 11 3 6
1978 29 466 1135 1068 149 267 37 11 6 71 60 25 45 175 .250 .283 .322 .605 74 344 17 6 12 4 6

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
1973 24 16 42 39 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 2 10 .205 .244 .205 .449 2 16
1974 25 64 118 113 22 26 4 0 2 6 4 5 18 .230 .263 .319 .581 10 64
1975 26 121 431 402 72 121 17 9 0 24 35 23 67 .301 .343 .388 .731 53 121
1976 27 94 207 196 32 47 8 2 1 22 8 8 28 .240 .267 .316 .583 17 94
1977 28 87 201 189 24 50 6 0 2 14 11 5 30 .265 .284 .328 .612 18 87
1978 29 84 163 152 20 38 4 1 1 15 7 6 22 .250 .290 .309 .599 13 84
6 Yrs 466 1162 1091 173 290 39 12 6 82 65 49 175 .266 .300 .340 .640 113 466
162 Game Avg. 162 404 379 60 101 14 4 2 29 23 17 61 .266 .300 .340 .640 39 466



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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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1975 NL  32 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1975 NL  11 (8th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Left Field (950th), -0.2 career WAR/-0.2 7yr-peak WAR/-0.2 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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