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Alex Metzler

Alexander Metzler

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 167 lb.

Born: January 4, 1903 in Fresno, CA (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1925 (Age 22.255, 5,583rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1927 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Browns/Athletics/Cubs 1925-1930

Final Game: September 28, 1930 (Age 27.267)
Died: November 30, 1973 in Fresno, CA
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, CA
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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
1925 22 CHC NL 9 42 38 2 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 .184 .244 .237 .481 22 9 0 1 /8O
1926 23 PHA AL 20 74 67 8 16 3 0 0 11 1 0 7 5 .239 .311 .284 .594 53 19 0 1 O7/89
1927 24 CHW AL 134 624 543 87 173 29 11 3 61 15 11 61 39 .319 .396 .429 .826 116 233 9 11 *O8/9 MVP-17
1928 25 CHW AL 139 569 464 71 141 18 14 3 55 15 8 77 30 .304 .410 .422 .832 121 196 6 20 *O798 MVP-25
1929 26 CHW AL 146 657 568 80 156 23 13 2 49 9 5 80 45 .275 .367 .371 .739 92 211 3 7 *O78
1930 27 TOT AL 112 332 288 42 68 10 3 1 28 5 3 32 18 .236 .313 .302 .615 56 87 0 12 O987
1930 27 CHW AL 56 94 79 12 14 4 0 0 5 0 2 11 6 .177 .278 .228 .506 32 18 0 3 O7/98
1930 27 SLB AL 56 238 209 30 54 6 3 1 23 5 1 21 12 .258 .326 .330 .656 65 69 0 9 O98
6 Yrs 560 2298 1968 290 561 85 41 9 206 45 27 260 144 .285 .374 .384 .757 97 755 18 52
162 Game Avg. 162 665 569 84 162 25 12 3 60 13 8 75 42 .285 .374 .384 .757 97 218 5 15
CHW (4 yrs) 475 1944 1654 250 484 74 38 8 170 39 26 229 120 .293 .385 .398 .782 105 658 18 41
PHA (1 yr) 20 74 67 8 16 3 0 0 11 1 0 7 5 .239 .311 .284 .594 53 19 0 1
CHC (1 yr) 9 42 38 2 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 .184 .244 .237 .481 22 9 0 1
SLB (1 yr) 56 238 209 30 54 6 3 1 23 5 1 21 12 .258 .326 .330 .656 65 69 0 9
AL (5 yrs) 551 2256 1930 288 554 83 41 9 204 45 27 257 137 .287 .376 .387 .762 99 746 18 51
NL (1 yr) 9 42 38 2 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 .184 .244 .237 .481 22 9 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
1925 22 CHC NL 9 42 -5 0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .446 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 /8O
1926 23 PHA AL 20 74 -4 0 0 0 -1 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .475 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $3,000 O7/89
1927 24 CHW AL 134 624 15 -1 0 9 -3 20 2.0 22 42 4.1 .514 .512 3.2 0.6 33 $3,500 *O8/9 MVP-17
1928 25 CHW AL 139 569 18 0 0 -1 -6 12 1.2 21 34 3.4 .509 .507 3.4 -0.6 35 $6,000 *O798 MVP-25
1929 26 CHW AL 146 657 -4 1 0 -2 -6 -11 -1.1 24 13 1.4 .493 .494 1.5 -0.8 15 $7,500 *O78
1930 27 CHW AL 56 94 -8 -1 0 -2 -1 -12 -1.1 4 -9 -0.8 .480 .493 -0.6 -0.3 -7 $6,000 O7/98
1930 27 SLB AL 56 238 -11 1 0 -2 -2 -14 -1.3 9 -5 -0.4 .477 .492 -0.2 -0.3 -3 O98
6 Seasons 560 2298 2 1 0 2 -19 -15 -1.3 83 69 7.1 .498 .501 6.7 -1.6 67 $26,000
CHW (4 yrs) 475 1944 22 -0 0 4 -17 9 1.0 71 79 8.1 .502 .503 7.5 -1.2 76 $23,000
PHA (1 yr) 20 74 -4 0 0 0 -1 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .475 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $3,000
CHC (1 yr) 9 42 -5 0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .446 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4
SLB (1 yr) 56 238 -11 1 0 -2 -2 -14 -1.3 9 -5 -0.4 .477 .492 -0.2 -0.3 -3

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1925 CHC NL 22 CF 9 9 9 27 24 3 0 0 1.000 3.00 .967 2.92
1925 CHC NL 22 OF 9 9 9 27 24 3 0 0 1.000 3.00 .967 2.48
1926 PHA AL 23 OF 17 14 14 37 34 3 0 1 1.000 2.18 .966 2.34
1926 PHA AL 23 LF 15 12 12 36 33 3 0 1 1.000 2.40 .965 2.30
1926 PHA AL 23 CF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.70
1926 PHA AL 23 RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1927 CHW AL 24 OF 134 134 127 428 397 16 15 6 .965 3.08 .964 2.35 MVP-17
1927 CHW AL 24 CF 133 133 126 415 384 16 15 6 .964 3.01 .966 2.71 MVP-17
1927 CHW AL 24 RF 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.25 .960 1.98 MVP-17
1928 CHW AL 25 OF 134 131 119 309 288 11 10 3 .968 2.23 .973 2.36 MVP-25
1928 CHW AL 25 LF 54 50 45 112 108 2 2 0 .982 2.04 .974 2.30 MVP-25
1928 CHW AL 25 RF 46 44 40 88 82 4 2 1 .977 1.87 .973 1.98 MVP-25
1928 CHW AL 25 CF 41 37 34 109 98 5 6 2 .945 2.51 .972 2.79 MVP-25
1929 CHW AL 26 OF 142 138 136 346 316 16 14 3 .960 2.34 .966 2.42
1929 CHW AL 26 LF 132 129 127 318 289 17 12 3 .962 2.32 .964 2.39
1929 CHW AL 26 CF 10 9 9 29 28 0 1 0 .966 2.80 .970 2.89
1930 TOT AL 27 OF 83 63 61 154 144 3 7 0 .955 1.77 .965 2.32
1930 TOT AL 27 RF 34 27 26 57 53 2 2 0 .965 1.62 .961 1.96
1930 TOT AL 27 CF 28 24 24 68 63 0 5 0 .926 2.25 .966 2.84
1930 CHW AL 27 OF 27 12 11 32 30 1 1 0 .969 1.15 .965 2.32
1930 CHW AL 27 LF 22 12 11 30 28 1 1 0 .967 1.32 .968 2.14
1930 CHW AL 27 RF 6 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.33 .960 1.97
1930 CHW AL 27 CF 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .970 2.80
1930 SLB AL 27 OF 56 51 50 122 114 2 6 0 .951 2.07 .965 2.32
1930 SLB AL 27 RF 28 27 26 55 51 2 2 0 .964 1.89 .961 1.96
1930 SLB AL 27 CF 27 24 24 67 63 0 4 0 .940 2.33 .966 2.84
6 Seasons OF 519 489 466 1301 1203 52 46 13 .965 2.42 .967 2.37
4 Seasons LF 223 203 195 496 458 23 15 4 .970 2.16 .967 2.34
6 Seasons CF 222 213 203 649 598 24 27 8 .958 2.80 .967 2.76
4 Seasons RF 85 73 68 146 136 6 4 1 .973 1.67 .968 1.97
6 Seasons TOT 519 489 466 1301 1203 52 46 13 .965 2.42 .967 2.37
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1927 AL (17, 6%)
1928 AL (25, 2%)
0.08 Career Shares (1006th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1928 AL  .410 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1927 AL  11 (7th)
1928 AL  14 (7th)
1929 AL  13 (8th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1928 AL  77 (6th)
1929 AL  80 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1927 AL  130 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1927 AL  243 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1927 AL  9 (2nd)
1928 AL  6 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1927 AL  11 (7th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  132 (5th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  289 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  17 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  12 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  3 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  133 (3rd)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  384 (2nd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  16 (2nd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  15 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  6 (1st)
1928 AL  2 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  397 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  16 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  15 (3rd)
1928 AL  10 (4th)
1929 AL  14 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  2.32 (3rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1929 AL  .962 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  3.01 (1st)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1927 AL  .964 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1927 AL  3.08 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 7 (1654), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1584), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1422), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (275th), 7.1 career WAR/7.1 7yr-peak WAR/7.1 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1926 23 Philadelphia Athletics $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1927 24 Chicago White Sox $3,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1928 25 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1929 26 Chicago White Sox $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1930 27 Chicago White Sox $6,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts CHW/SLB
Career to date (may be incomplete)$26,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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