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Pete O'Brien

Peter Michael O'Brien

Positions: First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 9, 1958 in Santa Monica, CA
Schools: Monterey Peninsula College (Monterey, CA), University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 15th round of the 1979 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1982 (Age 24)
Rookie Status: Lost 1983 [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Mariners/Indians 1982-1993
Agents: Larry O'Brien [*]
Final Game: July 20, 1993 (Age 35)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #825. Wes Parker… #826. Ozzie Guillen… #827. Solly Hemus… #828. PETE O'BRIEN… #829. Sean Casey… #830. Michael Cuddyer… #831. Charlie Hollocher… 

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
1982 24 TEX AL 20 74 67 13 16 4 1 4 13 1 0 6 8 .239 .297 .507 .805 123 34 0 0 0 1 0 7/D3
1983 25 TEX AL 154 588 524 53 124 24 5 8 53 5 4 58 62 .237 .313 .347 .660 85 182 12 1 3 2 2 *39/7D
1984 26 TEX AL 142 581 520 57 149 26 2 18 80 3 5 53 50 .287 .348 .448 .796 117 233 11 0 1 7 8 *3/9
1985 27 TEX AL 159 655 573 69 153 34 3 22 92 5 10 69 53 .267 .342 .452 .794 115 259 18 1 3 9 4 *3
1986 28 TEX AL 156 641 551 86 160 23 3 23 90 4 4 87 66 .290 .385 .468 .854 130 258 19 0 0 3 11 *3 MVP-17
1987 29 TEX AL 159 638 569 84 163 26 1 23 88 0 4 59 61 .286 .348 .457 .805 112 260 9 0 0 10 6 *3/9D
1988 30 TEX AL 156 628 547 57 149 24 1 16 71 1 4 72 73 .272 .352 .408 .760 111 223 12 0 1 8 9 *3/D
1989 31 CLE AL 155 646 554 75 144 24 1 12 55 3 1 83 48 .260 .356 .372 .727 105 206 10 2 2 5 17 *3/D
1990 32 SEA AL 108 417 366 32 82 18 0 5 27 0 0 44 33 .224 .308 .314 .622 75 115 12 2 1 4 1 3/D7
1991 33 SEA AL 152 617 560 58 139 29 3 17 88 0 1 44 61 .248 .300 .402 .701 93 225 14 1 3 9 7 *3D7
1992 34 SEA AL 134 444 396 40 88 15 1 14 52 2 1 40 27 .222 .289 .371 .660 84 147 8 0 1 7 8 3D
1993 35 SEA AL 72 239 210 30 54 7 0 7 27 0 0 26 21 .257 .335 .390 .725 94 82 8 0 0 3 4 D/37
12 Yrs 1567 6168 5437 654 1421 254 21 169 736 24 34 641 563 .261 .336 .409 .745 104 2224 133 7 15 68 77
162 Game Avg. 162 638 562 68 147 26 2 17 76 2 4 66 58 .261 .336 .409 .745 104 230 14 1 2 7 8
TEX (7 yrs) 946 3805 3351 419 914 161 16 114 487 19 31 404 373 .273 .348 .432 .780 112 1449 81 2 8 40 40
SEA (4 yrs) 466 1717 1532 160 363 69 4 43 194 2 2 154 142 .237 .304 .371 .675 87 569 42 3 5 23 20
CLE (1 yr) 155 646 554 75 144 24 1 12 55 3 1 83 48 .260 .356 .372 .727 105 206 10 2 2 5 17

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
1982 24 TEX AL 20 74 2 0 0 -0 -1 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .507 .501 0.4 -0.1 4 7/D3
1983 25 TEX AL 154 588 -10 -1 0 12 -9 -7 -0.6 20 13 1.3 .495 .495 0.0 0.4 1 *39/7D
1984 26 TEX AL 142 581 11 -2 0 10 -8 11 1.2 20 30 3.0 .508 .507 2.1 0.2 21 *3/9
1985 27 TEX AL 159 655 10 -4 -1 7 -8 4 0.5 22 26 2.5 .502 .502 1.8 -0.1 19 $165,000 *3
1986 28 TEX AL 156 641 23 2 -1 8 -8 24 2.5 22 45 4.5 .515 .515 3.7 0.1 37 $337,500 *3 MVP-17
1987 29 TEX AL 159 638 9 1 -0 11 -8 12 1.2 22 34 3.3 .507 .507 2.2 0.3 23 $492,500 *3/9D
1988 30 TEX AL 156 628 5 -3 0 15 -8 9 1.1 21 30 3.1 .506 .506 1.4 0.8 15 $562,500 *3/D
1989 31 CLE AL 155 646 -0 2 -0 -0 -9 -7 -0.6 23 16 1.6 .495 .495 1.6 -0.9 16 $700,000 *3/D
1990 32 SEA AL 108 417 -14 -2 0 8 -6 -13 -1.5 15 2 -0.0 .486 .491 -0.8 0.2 -7 $1,187,500 3/D7
1991 33 SEA AL 152 617 -12 -1 -1 -2 -10 -25 -2.6 22 -3 -0.5 .482 .483 -0.2 -1.2 -1 $2,037,500 *3D7
1992 34 SEA AL 134 444 -10 2 0 -2 -8 -18 -1.8 17 -1 -0.2 .486 .488 -0.1 -1.0 1 $2,187,500 3D
1993 35 SEA AL 72 239 -4 1 -1 2 -6 -8 -0.8 9 1 0.1 .489 .495 -0.1 -0.3 -1 $2,187,500 D/37
12 Seasons 1567 6168 9 -6 -3 69 -89 -19 -1.2 216 197 19.1 .499 .499 12.1 -1.8 128 $9,857,500
TEX (7 yrs) 946 3805 49 -7 -2 62 -51 52 6.0 130 183 18.1 .506 .505 11.7 1.5 120 $1,557,500
SEA (4 yrs) 466 1717 -40 -1 -1 7 -30 -64 -6.6 63 -1 -0.7 .485 .488 -1.2 -2.4 -8 $7,600,000
CLE (1 yr) 155 646 -0 2 -0 -0 -9 -7 -0.6 23 16 1.6 .495 .495 1.6 -0.9 16 $700,000

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1982 TEX AL 24 LF 11 11 10 90.0 18 17 1 0 1 1.000 0 1 1.80 1.64 .981 2.29 2.28
1982 TEX AL 24 OF 11 11 10 90.0 18 17 1 0 1 1.000 0 1 1.80 1.64 .982 2.47 2.46
1982 TEX AL 24 DH 4 4
1982 TEX AL 24 1B 3 3 3 25.1 24 22 2 0 4 1.000 -0 -14 8.53 8.00 .992 9.84 9.80
1983 TEX AL 25 1B 133 121 112 1073.2 1273 1144 120 9 104 .993 13 14 10.60 9.50 .992 9.90 9.82
1983 TEX AL 25 OF 27 20 17 204.0 50 47 1 2 1 .960 -1 -4 2.12 1.78 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 TEX AL 25 RF 17 14 13 145.1 35 33 1 1 1 .971 -0 -1 2.11 2.00 .978 2.25 2.23
1983 TEX AL 25 LF 9 6 4 58.2 18 17 0 1 0 .944 -1 -12 2.61 1.89 .977 2.32 2.30
1983 TEX AL 25 DH 1 0
1984 TEX AL 26 1B 141 137 133 1229.2 1386 1270 105 11 103 .992 9 9 10.06 9.75 .991 9.75 9.68
1984 TEX AL 26 OF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.50
1984 TEX AL 26 RF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.20
1985 TEX AL 27 1B 159 153 145 1346.2 1563 1457 98 8 125 .995 7 7 10.39 9.78 .991 9.76 9.67
1986 TEX AL 28 1B 155 144 137 1288.2 1350 1224 115 11 123 .992 8 8 9.35 8.64 .991 9.42 9.33 MVP-17
1987 TEX AL 29 1B 158 147 127 1301.0 1390 1233 146 11 118 .992 11 10 9.54 8.73 .992 9.58 9.48
1987 TEX AL 29 OF 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1987 TEX AL 29 RF 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
1987 TEX AL 29 DH 1 0
1988 TEX AL 30 1B 155 148 136 1307.1 1494 1346 140 8 124 .995 15 14 10.23 9.59 .992 9.57 9.49
1988 TEX AL 30 DH 1 0
1989 CLE AL 31 1B 154 148 143 1331.0 1482 1359 114 9 111 .994 -0 -0 9.96 9.56 .993 9.79 9.69
1989 CLE AL 31 DH 1 0
1990 SEA AL 32 1B 97 89 83 800.0 931 850 76 5 68 .995 9 14 10.42 9.55 .992 9.63 9.53
1990 SEA AL 32 DH 6 6
1990 SEA AL 32 LF 6 5 1 37.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -26 0.49 0.33 .980 2.19 2.17
1990 SEA AL 32 OF 6 5 1 37.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -26 0.49 0.33 .980 2.38 2.37
1991 SEA AL 33 1B 132 118 106 1063.0 1136 1047 86 3 124 .997 2 2 9.59 8.58 .992 9.75 9.74
1991 SEA AL 33 DH 18 17
1991 SEA AL 33 LF 13 12 3 93.0 21 18 1 2 1 .905 -4 -49 1.84 1.46 .978 2.17 2.16
1991 SEA AL 33 OF 13 12 3 93.0 21 18 1 2 1 .905 -4 -49 1.84 1.46 .983 2.37 2.37
1992 SEA AL 34 1B 81 68 65 625.1 680 623 54 3 72 .996 -2 -3 9.74 8.36 .993 9.68 9.64
1992 SEA AL 34 DH 36 33
1993 SEA AL 35 DH 54 51
1993 SEA AL 35 1B 9 5 5 52.1 85 76 8 1 10 .988 2 57 14.45 9.33 .993 9.56 9.48
1993 SEA AL 35 LF 1 0 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.20
1993 SEA AL 35 OF 1 0 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.50 1.00 .980 2.40 2.40
12 Seasons 1B 1377 1281 1195 11444.0 12794 11651 1064 79 1086 .994 74 8 10.00 9.23 .992 9.68 9.60
7 Seasons OF 61 48 31 433.0 93 86 3 4 3 .957 -5 -14 1.85 1.46 .982 2.45 2.44
5 Seasons LF 40 34 18 284.2 60 55 2 3 2 .950 -5 -21 1.80 1.43 .979 2.24 2.23
3 Seasons RF 20 14 13 148.1 36 34 1 1 1 .972 0 0 2.12 1.75 .978 2.24 2.22
12 Seasons TOT 1438 1329 1226 11877.0 12887 11737 1067 83 1089 .994 69 7 9.70 8.90 .992 9.42 9.30
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1986 AL (17, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1986 AL  .385 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1987 AL  159 (5th)

Doubles s c a p y
1985 AL  34 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1986 AL  87 (9th)
1989 AL  83 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1986 AL  247 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1985 AL  9 (9th)
1987 AL  10 (3rd)
1988 AL  8 (4th)
1991 AL  9 (3rd)
Career  68 (152nd)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1986 AL  11 (5th)
1989 AL  17 (3rd)
Career  77 (193rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1986 AL  19 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1985 AL  10 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1986 AL  38.05 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1986 AL  3.6 (5th)
1987 AL  3.2 (10th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1986 AL  2.8 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1986 AL  3.6 (3rd)

Putoutss c a p y
1983 AL  1,191 (5th)
1984 AL  1,271 (3rd)
1985 AL  1,457 (2nd)
1986 AL  1,224 (4th)
1988 AL  1,346 (2nd)
1989 AL  1,359 (3rd)
Career  11,737 (93rd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1988 AL  15 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1985 AL  159 (3rd)
1986 AL  155 (2nd)
1987 AL  158 (1st)
1988 AL  155 (2nd)
1989 AL  154 (3rd)
Career  1,377 (72nd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1984 AL  1,270 (4th)
1985 AL  1,457 (2nd)
1986 AL  1,224 (4th)
1988 AL  1,346 (2nd)
1989 AL  1,359 (3rd)
Career  11,651 (85th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1983 AL  120 (1st)
1984 AL  105 (3rd)
1986 AL  115 (4th)
1987 AL  146 (1st)
1988 AL  140 (2nd)
1989 AL  114 (3rd)
Career  1,064 (41st)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1987 AL  11 (4th)
1989 AL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1986 AL  123 (4th)
1988 AL  124 (4th)
1991 AL  124 (2nd)
Career  1,086 (71st)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 AL  1 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1983 AL  13 (2nd)
1984 AL  9 (4th)
1985 AL  7 (3rd)
1986 AL  8 (2nd)
1987 AL  11 (4th)
1988 AL  15 (1st)
1990 AL  9 (2nd)
Career  74 (7th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1983 AL  10.60 (4th)
1984 AL  10.06 (4th)
1985 AL  10.39 (2nd)
1988 AL  10.23 (1st)
1989 AL  9.96 (4th)
1990 AL  10.42 (1st)
Career  10.00 (21st)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1983 AL  9.50 (4th)
1984 AL  9.75 (2nd)
1985 AL  9.78 (3rd)
1988 AL  9.59 (4th)
1989 AL  9.56 (3rd)
1990 AL  9.55 (2nd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1984 AL  .992 (4th)
1985 AL  .995 (2nd)
1986 AL  .992 (3rd)
1988 AL  .995 (3rd)
1991 AL  .997 (1st)
Career  .994 (50th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 7 (1665), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1607), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (118th), 19.1 career WAR/19.4 7yr-peak WAR/19.2 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198527Texas Rangers$165,0003/3/86 TSN
198628Texas Rangers$337,5001986 USA Today survey
198729Texas Rangers$492,500Proofing corrections
198830Texas Rangers$562,500*
198931Cleveland Indians$700,0001989 USA Today survey
199032Seattle Mariners$1,187,500USA Today
199133Seattle Mariners$2,037,500USA Today survey
199234Seattle Mariners$2,187,5004/2/92 USA Today
199335Seattle Mariners$2,187,500USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$9,857,500
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $625,000 - 12/13/88 NYT -
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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