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Darby O'Brien

William Darby O'Brien

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 186 lb.

Born: September 1, 1863 in Peoria, IL(All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1887 (Age 23.227)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1887 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Bridegrooms/Grooms/Metropolitans 1887-1892

Final Game: October 15, 1892 (Age 29.044)
Died: June 15, 1893 in Peoria, IL
Buried: Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, IL
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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
1887 23 NYP AA 127 566 522 97 157 30 13 5 73 49 40 42 .301 .355 .437 .792 124 228 4 *O3/651
1888 24 BRO AA 136 569 532 105 149 27 6 2 65 55 30 61 .280 .327 .365 .692 121 194 7 *O
1889 25 BRO AA 136 644 567 146 170 30 11 5 80 91 61 76 .300 .384 .418 .802 134 237 16 *O
1890 26 BRO NL 85 386 350 78 110 28 6 2 63 38 32 43 .314 .378 .446 .824 139 156 4 O
1891 27 BRO NL 103 441 395 79 100 18 6 5 57 31 39 53 .253 .331 .367 .698 106 145 7 *O
1892 28 BRO NL 122 522 490 72 119 14 5 1 56 57 29 52 .243 .289 .298 .587 80 146 3 *O
6 Yrs 709 3128 2856 577 805 147 47 20 394 321 231 327 .282 .344 .387 .732 117 1106 41
162 Game Avg. 162 715 653 132 184 34 11 5 90 73 53 75 .282 .344 .387 .732 117 253 9
BRO (5 yrs) 582 2562 2334 480 648 117 34 15 321 272 191 285 .278 .342 .376 .718 116 878 37
NYP (1 yr) 127 566 522 97 157 30 13 5 73 49 40 42 .301 .355 .437 .792 124 228 4
AA (3 yrs) 399 1779 1621 348 476 87 30 12 218 195 131 179 .294 .356 .407 .763 127 659 27
NL (3 yrs) 310 1349 1235 229 329 60 17 8 176 126 100 148 .266 .328 .362 .690 105 447 14

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
1887 23 NYP AA 127 566 17 1 0 0 -8 11 1.0 12 23 2.2 .507 .505 2.1 -0.5 23 *O3/651
1888 24 BRO AA 136 569 12 2 0 7 -9 13 1.2 12 25 2.4 .509 .507 1.7 -0.1 18 $1,900 *O
1889 25 BRO AA 136 644 28 5 0 2 -9 27 2.2 13 40 3.5 .516 .514 3.3 -0.5 38 *O
1890 26 BRO NL 85 386 16 3 0 5 -5 18 1.4 13 31 2.8 .519 .510 2.5 -0.1 26 O
1891 27 BRO NL 103 441 2 2 0 4 -7 1 -0.1 15 16 1.5 .501 .501 1.2 -0.3 12 *O
1892 28 BRO NL 122 522 -13 5 0 6 -8 -10 -1.0 18 8 0.8 .492 .494 0.3 -0.2 2 *O
6 Seasons 709 3128 63 18 0 24 -45 60 4.7 83 143 13.2 .507 .505 11.1 -1.8 119 $1,900
BRO (5 yrs) 582 2562 46 17 0 24 -37 49 3.7 71 120 11.0 .507 .505 9.0 -1.3 96 $1,900
NYP (1 yr) 127 566 17 1 0 0 -8 11 1.0 12 23 2.2 .507 .505 2.1 -0.5 23

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
1887 23 NYP AA 566 365 80 5.7 93 .320 .301 .274 .355 .337 .437 .369 .792 .706 124 .614 15.6 1.5 .879 .307 .136 9.1
1888 24 BRO AA 569 383 62 4.3 71 .313 .280 .244 .327 .302 .365 .323 .692 .625 121 .627 12.6 1.5 .747 .244 .085 3.9
1889 25 BRO AA 644 397 87 5.7 87 .340 .300 .261 .384 .332 .418 .354 .802 .685 134 .644 27.0 2.7 1.020 .386 .118 9.5
1890 26 BRO NL 386 240 58 6.4 89 .354 .314 .260 .378 .337 .446 .352 .824 .690 139 .706 17.4 1.8 .958 .331 .131 3.8
1891 27 BRO NL 441 295 46 4.1 86 .282 .253 .256 .331 .330 .367 .349 .698 .679 106 .522 2.9 0.3 .753 .291 .114 8.6
1892 28 BRO NL 522 371 42 3.0 79 .270 .243 .248 .289 .321 .298 .332 .587 .654 80 .407 -13.1 -1.4 .633 .231 .055 2.0
6 Yrs 3128 2051 375 4.8 84 .313 .282 .257 .344 .326 .387 .346 .732 .672 117 .595 62.5 6.4 .828 .299 .105 37.7
162 Game Avg. 715 469 86 4.8 84 .313 .282 .257 .344 .326 .387 .346 .732 .672 117 .595 14 1 .828 .299 .105 9
BRO (5 yrs) 2562 1686 295 4.6 82 .311 .278 .254 .342 .324 .376 .341 .718 .665 116 .590 46.9 4.9 .817 .297 .099 28.4
NYP (1 yr) 566 365 80 5.7 93 .320 .301 .274 .355 .337 .437 .369 .792 .706 124 .614 15.6 1.5 .879 .307 .136 9.1
AA (3 yrs) 1779 1145 229 5.2 84 .324 .294 .260 .356 .324 .407 .349 .763 .672 127 .628 55.3 5.7 .884 .314 .113 22.6
NL (3 yrs) 1349 906 146 4.3 84 .297 .266 .254 .328 .329 .362 .343 .690 .672 105 .547 7.3 0.7 .758 .279 .096 15.0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1889 25 BRO AA WS NYG L 0 43 31 8 5 0 1 0 4 6 12 6 .161 .395 .226 .621 7 0
1890 26 BRO NL WS LOU T 0 25 24 3 3 0 1 0 3 3 1 5 .125 .160 .208 .368 5 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 0 68 55 11 8 0 2 0 7 9 13 11 .145 .309 .218 .527 12 0
2 WS 0 68 55 11 8 0 2 0 7 9 13 11 .145 .309 .218 .527 12 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
1887 23 NYP AA 566 0.9% 7.4% 7.1% 8.5% 31% 1.05 12.4 104.4 7.2 84%
1888 24 BRO AA 569 0.4% 10.7% 5.3% 6.2% 24% 2.03 8.7 266.0 8.2 82%
1889 25 BRO AA 644 0.8% 11.8% 9.5% 7.1% 27% 1.25 7.5 113.4 7.1 75%
1890 26 BRO NL 386 0.5% 11.1% 8.3% 9.3% 33% 1.34 8.1 175.0 5.6 79%
1891 27 BRO NL 441 1.1% 12.0% 8.8% 6.6% 29% 1.36 7.5 79.0 6.9 76%
1892 28 BRO NL 522 0.2% 10.0% 5.6% 3.8% 17% 1.79 9.4 490.0 8.8 84%
6 Yrs 3128 0.6% 10.5% 7.4% 6.8% 27% 1.42 8.7 142.8 7.2 80%
MLB Averages 0.7% 7.9% 8.3% 5.4% 23% 0.95 11.5 135.3 7.9 82%

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
1887 23 127 566 522 97 157 30 13 5 73 49 40 42 .301 .355 .437 .792 124 228 4
1888 24 263 1135 1054 202 306 57 19 7 138 104 70 103 .290 .341 .400 .741 122 422 11
1889 25 399 1779 1621 348 476 87 30 12 218 195 131 179 .294 .356 .407 .763 127 659 27
1890 26 484 2165 1971 426 586 115 36 14 281 233 163 222 .297 .360 .413 .774 129 815 31
1891 27 587 2606 2366 505 686 133 42 19 338 264 202 275 .290 .355 .406 .761 125 960 38
1892 28 709 3128 2856 577 805 147 47 20 394 321 231 327 .282 .344 .387 .732 117 1106 41

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
1887 23 149 621 579 81 151 29 13 5 61 47 38 49 .261 .311 .382 .692 67 127
1888 24 161 654 614 106 161 29 6 2 66 59 32 72 .262 .307 .339 .646 63 136
1889 25 157 705 628 132 169 30 11 5 72 90 61 88 .269 .349 .376 .725 79 136
1890 26 102 440 403 74 115 29 6 2 60 40 33 52 .285 .345 .402 .747 55 85
1891 27 121 498 450 76 104 19 6 5 55 32 41 62 .231 .305 .333 .639 45 103
1892 28 128 539 507 67 117 14 5 1 52 56 29 55 .231 .276 .284 .560 39 122
6 Yrs 818 3457 3181 536 817 150 47 20 366 324 234 378 .257 .316 .352 .669 348 709
162 Game Avg. 162 685 630 106 162 30 9 4 72 64 46 75 .257 .316 .352 .669 69 709

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1889 AA  3.5 (8th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1889 AA  3.3 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1890 NL  .314 (4th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1889 AA  .418 (10th)
1890 NL  .446 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1890 NL  .824 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1888 AA  136 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1889 AA  567 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1889 AA  644 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1888 AA  105 (10th)
1889 AA  146 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1889 AA  170 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1887 AA  228 (8th)
1889 AA  237 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
1888 AA  27 (5th)
1889 AA  30 (7th)
1890 NL  28 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1887 AA  5 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1888 AA  61 (10th)
1889 AA  76 (3rd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1889 AA  91 (2nd)
1892 NL  57 (6th)
Career  321 (138th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1889 AA  134 (10th)
1890 NL  139 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1889 AA  87 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1889 AA  27 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1889 AA  2.7 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1887 AA  48 (7th)
1888 AA  35 (10th)
1889 AA  46 (6th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1889 AA  247 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1890 NL  .706 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1889 AA  16 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1887 AA  9.1 (10th)
1889 AA  9.5 (10th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 35 (713), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 13 (1054), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1291), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (169th), 13.2 career WAR/13.2 7yr-peak WAR/13.2 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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