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Craig Kusick

Craig Robert Kusick

Positions: First Baseman, Designated Hitter and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: September 30, 1948 in Milwaukee, WI
School: University of Wisconsin at La Crosse (La Crosse, WI)
Signed
by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1970. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1973 (Age 24.343)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/BlueJays 1973-1979

Final Game: September 30, 1979 (Age 31.000)
Died: September 27, 2006 in St. Paul, MN
Buried: St. Germain Cemetery, St. Germain, WI
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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 MIN AL 15 56 48 4 12 2 0 0 4 0 0 7 9 .250 .357 .292 .649 82 14 0 1 0 0 0 3/D7
1974 25 MIN AL 76 238 201 36 48 7 1 8 26 0 0 35 36 .239 .353 .403 .756 114 81 5 1 0 1 1 3
1975 26 MIN AL 57 183 156 14 37 8 0 6 27 0 0 21 23 .237 .346 .404 .750 110 63 3 5 1 0 1 3/D
1976 27 MIN AL 109 306 266 33 69 13 0 11 36 5 1 35 44 .259 .344 .432 .777 124 115 3 1 1 3 0 D3
1977 28 MIN AL 115 325 268 34 68 12 0 12 45 3 1 49 60 .254 .370 .433 .803 120 116 14 3 1 4 5 D3
1978 29 MIN AL 77 233 191 23 33 3 2 4 20 3 2 37 38 .173 .305 .272 .577 63 52 8 1 0 4 2 D3/7
1979 30 TOT AL 48 120 108 11 24 5 0 5 13 0 0 10 18 .222 .292 .407 .699 85 44 3 1 0 1 0 3D/1
1979 30 MIN AL 24 57 54 8 13 4 0 3 6 0 0 3 11 .241 .281 .481 .762 99 26 1 0 0 0 0 D/3
1979 30 TOR AL 24 63 54 3 11 1 0 2 7 0 0 7 7 .204 .302 .333 .635 72 18 2 1 0 1 0 3/D1
7 Yrs 497 1461 1238 155 291 50 3 46 171 11 4 194 228 .235 .342 .392 .733 105 485 36 13 3 13 9
162 Game Avg. 162 476 404 51 95 16 1 15 56 4 1 63 74 .235 .342 .392 .733 105 158 12 4 1 4 3
MIN (7 yrs) 473 1398 1184 152 280 49 3 44 164 11 4 187 221 .236 .343 .394 .738 107 467 34 12 3 12 9
TOR (1 yr) 24 63 54 3 11 1 0 2 7 0 0 7 7 .204 .302 .333 .635 72 18 2 1 0 1 0

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 MIN AL 15 56 0 -1 0 -0 -1 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .488 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 3/D7
1974 25 MIN AL 76 238 5 1 -0 5 -3 7 0.9 9 16 1.7 .511 .505 1.2 0.2 11 3
1975 26 MIN AL 57 183 3 0 0 1 -2 2 0.2 7 8 0.9 .503 .501 0.8 -0.2 8 3/D
1976 27 MIN AL 109 306 11 0 -0 -1 -9 2 0.2 11 13 1.3 .502 .501 1.5 -1.1 14 D3
1977 28 MIN AL 115 325 9 -0 -2 0 -9 -3 -0.2 12 9 0.9 .497 .498 0.9 -0.9 9 $30,000 D3
1978 29 MIN AL 77 233 -11 -1 -1 1 -5 -18 -1.9 8 -9 -1.1 .475 .488 -1.2 -0.4 -10 D3/7
1979 30 MIN AL 24 57 -1 0 -0 0 -2 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .491 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -0 D/3
1979 30 TOR AL 24 63 -2 -0 -0 3 -1 -0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .500 .500 -0.1 0.2 -1 3/D1
7 Seasons 497 1461 14 -1 -4 9 -32 -13 -1.2 52 39 3.8 .497 .499 2.9 -2.3 30 $30,000
MIN (7 yrs) 473 1398 16 -1 -4 6 -31 -13 -1.2 50 37 3.6 .497 .499 3.0 -2.6 31 $30,000
TOR (1 yr) 24 63 -2 -0 -0 3 -1 -0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .500 .500 -0.1 0.2 -1

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 MIN AL 56 36 6 4.5 97 .308 .250 .264 .357 .334 .292 .388 .649 .722 82 .514 -0.8 -0.1 .611 .188 .042
1974 25 MIN AL 238 159 30 5.1 92 .253 .239 .263 .353 .328 .403 .378 .756 .706 114 .594 4.6 0.5 .741 .338 .164 .0
1975 26 MIN AL 183 123 23 5.0 94 .244 .237 .260 .346 .330 .404 .382 .750 .713 110 .570 2.6 0.3 .730 .301 .167 .0
1976 27 MIN AL 306 205 43 5.7 88 .271 .259 .259 .344 .324 .432 .366 .777 .690 124 .655 8.8 0.9 .771 .320 .173 6.9
1977 28 MIN AL 325 220 43 5.2 99 .280 .254 .265 .370 .329 .433 .403 .803 .732 120 .555 9.7 1.0 .791 .369 .179 4.8
1978 29 MIN AL 233 172 17 2.6 95 .190 .173 .263 .305 .329 .272 .388 .577 .717 63 .289 -8.6 -0.9 .542 .298 .099 3.4
1979 30 TOT AL 120 88 13 3.9 104 .221 .222 .272 .292 .337 .407 .412 .699 .749 85 .419 -2.5 -0.2 .632 .278 .185 .0
1979 30 MIN AL 57 42 7 4.4 105 .250 .241 .274 .281 .340 .481 .416 .762 .755 99 .473 -0.4 -0.0 .690 .296 .241 .0
1979 30 TOR AL 63 46 6 3.5 102 .196 .204 .270 .302 .334 .333 .408 .635 .743 72 .365 -2.1 -0.2 .578 .259 .130 .0
7 Yrs 1461 1003 175 4.7 95 .251 .235 .263 .342 .329 .392 .386 .733 .715 105 .538 13.8 1.4 .708 .319 .157 17.8
162 Game Avg. 476 327 57 4.7 95 .251 .235 .263 .342 .329 .392 .386 .733 .715 105 .538 4 0 .708 .319 .157 6
MIN (7 yrs) 1398 957 169 4.7 94 .253 .236 .263 .343 .329 .394 .385 .738 .714 107 .544 15.9 1.6 .714 .322 .158 17.6
TOR (1 yr) 63 46 6 3.5 102 .196 .204 .270 .302 .334 .333 .408 .635 .743 72 .365 -2.1 -0.2 .578 .259 .130 .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
1973 24 MIN AL 56 0.0% 16.1% 12.5% 3.6% 17% 1.29 5.3 12.0 0.79 70%
1974 25 MIN AL 238 3.4% 15.1% 14.7% 6.7% 33% 1.03 5.6 25.1 7.7 0.82 66%
1975 26 MIN AL 183 3.3% 12.6% 11.5% 7.7% 38% 1.10 6.8 26.0 5.8 0.96 69%
1976 27 MIN AL 306 3.6% 14.4% 11.4% 7.8% 35% 1.26 6.0 24.2 7.4 0.77 70%
1977 28 MIN AL 325 3.7% 18.5% 15.1% 7.4% 35% 1.22 4.5 22.3 6.0 1.11 62%
1978 29 MIN AL 233 1.7% 16.3% 15.9% 3.9% 27% 1.03 5.0 47.8 9.6 0.97 66%
1979 30 TOT AL 120 4.2% 15.0% 8.3% 8.3% 42% 1.80 6.0 21.6 8.3 0.92 72%
1979 30 MIN AL 57 5.3% 19.3% 5.3% 12.3% 54% 3.67 4.9 18.0 9.0 0.48 70%
1979 30 TOR AL 63 3.2% 11.1% 11.1% 4.8% 27% 1.00 7.7 27.0 7.7 1.53 73%
7 Yrs 1461 3.2% 15.6% 13.3% 6.8% 34% 1.18 5.4 26.9 7.2 0.91 67%
MLB Averages 1.9% 13.0% 8.6% 6.3% 27% 1.51 6.8 46.1 8.6 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 MIN AL -0.8 -0.1 58 -0.4 0.8 -1.1 1.03 0.0 -0.4 -2.3 -0.2 1.09 -0.2 2.90 2
1974 25 MIN AL 4.6 0.5 241 0.5 4.3 -3.8 .96 0.6 -0.1 3.6 0.4 1.01 6.8 1.46 7
1975 26 MIN AL 2.6 0.3 185 1.3 4.4 -3.0 1.10 0.3 1.0 4.2 0.4 1.01 3.3 2.05 9
1976 27 MIN AL 8.8 0.9 313 1.3 5.7 -4.4 .93 0.8 0.6 8.1 0.8 0.94 10.2 1.33 35
1977 28 MIN AL 9.7 1.0 333 1.7 7.2 -5.5 1.00 1.0 0.7 8.0 0.8 0.99 11.6 2.63 38
1978 29 MIN AL -8.6 -0.9 239 -1.3 3.6 -4.9 1.09 -0.9 -0.3 -14.6 -1.5 1.00 -11.5 2.17 24
1979 30 TOT AL -2.5 -0.2 120 0.1 2.4 -2.2 1.00 -0.2 0.4 -1.0 -0.1 0.90 -1.5 2.32 11
1979 30 MIN AL -0.4 -0.0 57 -0.2 1.0 -1.1 1.00 -0.2 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.89 0.7 1.61 8
1979 30 TOR AL -2.1 -0.2 63 0.3 1.4 -1.1 1.01 -0.1 0.4 -0.3 -0.0 0.92 -2.1 4.20 3
7 Yrs 13.8 1.4 1489 3.3 28.2 -24.9 1.01 1.5 1.7 6.0 0.6 0.98 18.8 2.05 126

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 MIN AL 2 0 20% 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 25% 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
1974 25 MIN AL 3 0 36% 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 46% 13 8 5 3 1 2 10 5 5
1975 26 MIN AL 3 0 14% 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 36% 7 6 1 2 1 1 5 2 3
1976 27 MIN AL 7 0 23% 103 5 1 83% 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 5 37% 13 11 2 5 2 3 12 5 6
1977 28 MIN AL 5 0 20% 111 3 1 75% 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 0 2 2 0 6 43% 18 15 3 5 1 4 5 0 5
1978 29 MIN AL 0 0 28% 81 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 25% 12 11 1 1 1 0 7 3 4
1979 30 TOT AL 1 0 19% 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 31% 7 5 2 2 2 0 4 2 2
1979 30 MIN AL 0 0 36% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 40% 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 2 2
1979 30 TOR AL 1 0 6% 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 25% 7 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
7 Yrs 21 0 24% 509 11 4 73% 11 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 12 0 5 4 3 27 37% 72 58 14 18 8 10 45 18 26

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 MIN AL 56 48% 12 2 1 0 0 2.90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0% 6 0 0% 45 4 9% 5 1 20% 4 1 25% 0
1974 25 MIN AL 238 60% 48 7 2 0 0 1.46 8 0 9 3 5 2 6 0 0 0 56 5 9% 30 3 10% 161 20 12% 20 6 30% 11 5 45% 0
1975 26 MIN AL 183 50% 37 9 3 1 2 2.05 6 0 6 3 3 4 2 0 1 1 100% 32 3 9% 12 4 33% 140 21 15% 8 3 38% 4 2 50% 0
1976 27 MIN AL 306 64% 69 35 3 0 2 1.33 11 0 7 5 6 6 5 0 2 1 50% 48 3 6% 17 6 35% 178 26 15% 17 8 47% 6 2 33% 0
1977 28 MIN AL 325 73% 68 38 10 2 8 2.63 12 0 9 3 9 3 9 0 2 1 50% 53 14 26% 34 10 29% 221 36 16% 19 9 47% 14 4 29% 0
1978 29 MIN AL 233 73% 33 24 4 1 2 2.17 4 0 6 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 48 8 17% 31 5 16% 167 16 10% 14 6 43% 10 1 10% 0
1979 30 TOT AL 120 76% 24 11 1 0 0 2.32 5 0 2 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 24 3 13% 8 1 13% 66 8 12% 3 2 67% 3 1 33% 0
1979 30 MIN AL 57 63% 13 8 1 0 0 1.61 3 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 10 1 10% 4 0 0% 27 3 11% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
1979 30 TOR AL 63 87% 11 3 0 0 0 4.20 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 14 2 14% 4 1 25% 39 5 13% 2 2 100% 2 1 50% 0
7 Yrs 1461 65% 291 126 24 4 14 2.05 46 0 41 17 29 20 26 0 5 3 60% 275 36 13% 138 29 21% 978 131 13% 86 35 41% 52 16 31% 0
MLB Averages 55% 78% 11% 34% 14% 49% 54%

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 15 56 48 4 12 2 0 0 4 0 0 7 9 .250 .357 .292 .649 82 14 0 1 0 0 0
1974 25 91 294 249 40 60 9 1 8 30 0 0 42 45 .241 .354 .382 .735 108 95 5 2 0 1 1
1975 26 148 477 405 54 97 17 1 14 57 0 0 63 68 .240 .351 .390 .741 109 158 8 7 1 1 2
1976 27 257 783 671 87 166 30 1 25 93 5 1 98 112 .247 .348 .407 .755 115 273 11 8 2 4 2
1977 28 372 1108 939 121 234 42 1 37 138 8 2 147 172 .249 .355 .414 .769 116 389 25 11 3 8 7
1978 29 449 1341 1130 144 267 45 3 41 158 11 4 184 210 .236 .346 .390 .736 107 441 33 12 3 12 9
1979 30 497 1461 1238 155 291 50 3 46 171 11 4 194 228 .235 .342 .392 .733 105 485 36 13 3 13 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
1973 24 15 56 48 4 12 2 0 0 4 0 7 9 .250 .357 .292 .649 5 15
1974 25 76 245 205 40 52 8 1 9 29 0 38 36 .254 .371 .434 .806 32 76
1975 26 57 187 159 15 39 8 0 6 29 0 22 23 .245 .355 .409 .764 22 57
1976 27 110 316 273 38 75 14 0 12 41 5 38 44 .275 .362 .458 .820 45 109
1977 28 115 328 270 36 70 12 0 12 47 3 50 60 .259 .376 .437 .813 45 115
1978 29 77 237 193 26 35 3 2 4 23 3 39 38 .181 .316 .280 .596 18 77
1979 30 48 122 110 11 25 5 0 5 13 0 10 18 .227 .295 .409 .704 13 48
7 Yrs 498 1491 1258 170 308 52 3 48 186 11 204 228 .245 .353 .405 .758 180 497
162 Game Avg. 162 485 409 55 100 17 1 16 61 4 66 74 .245 .353 .405 .758 59 497



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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1980), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (283rd), 3.9 career WAR/3.9 7yr-peak WAR/3.9 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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