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Syd O'Brien

Sydney Lloyd O'Brien

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 18, 1944 in Compton, CA
High School: Millikan HS (Long Beach, CA)
School: Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1964. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1969 (Age 25.056, 10,412th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/WhiteSox/RedSox/Brewers 1969-1972

Last Game: October 1, 1972 (Age 28.226)
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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
1969 25 BOS AL 100 283 263 47 64 10 5 9 29 2 3 15 37 .243 .287 .422 .709 92 111 3 1 4 0 0 564
1970 26 CHW AL 121 467 441 48 109 13 2 8 44 3 3 22 62 .247 .285 .340 .625 71 150 10 2 0 2 1 54/6
1971 27 CAL AL 90 271 251 25 50 8 1 5 21 0 2 15 33 .199 .247 .299 .546 60 75 10 1 4 0 4 6/4539
1972 28 TOT AL 67 109 97 15 19 4 0 2 6 0 1 8 23 .196 .255 .299 .554 68 29 3 0 3 1 0 54/63
1972 28 CAL AL 36 45 39 10 7 2 0 1 1 0 0 6 10 .179 .289 .308 .597 83 12 1 0 0 0 0 /5643
1972 28 MIL AL 31 64 58 5 12 2 0 1 5 0 1 2 13 .207 .230 .293 .523 57 17 2 0 3 1 0 /54
4 Yrs 378 1130 1052 135 242 35 8 24 100 5 9 60 155 .230 .273 .347 .620 74 365 26 4 11 3 5
162 Game Avg. 162 484 451 58 104 15 3 10 43 2 4 26 66 .230 .273 .347 .620 74 156 11 2 5 1 2
CAL (2 yrs) 126 316 290 35 57 10 1 6 22 0 2 21 43 .197 .253 .300 .553 63 87 11 1 4 0 4
BOS (1 yr) 100 283 263 47 64 10 5 9 29 2 3 15 37 .243 .287 .422 .709 92 111 3 1 4 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 31 64 58 5 12 2 0 1 5 0 1 2 13 .207 .230 .293 .523 57 17 2 0 3 1 0
CHW (1 yr) 121 467 441 48 109 13 2 8 44 3 3 22 62 .247 .285 .340 .625 71 150 10 2 0 2 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
1969 25 BOS AL 100 283 -1 -0 0 -5 2 -3 -0.4 10 7 0.6 .497 .498 1.2 -0.3 12 564
1970 26 CHW AL 121 467 -17 -1 -0 -6 3 -21 -2.4 16 -5 -0.7 .481 .486 0.0 -0.4 1 $18,000 54/6
1971 27 CAL AL 90 271 -11 -1 -1 -8 3 -17 -2.1 9 -8 -1.1 .477 .487 -0.2 -0.5 -1 $21,500 6/4539
1972 28 CAL AL 36 45 -0 -0 -0 0 0 0 0.1 2 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.2 0.1 2 $25,000 /5643
1972 28 MIL AL 31 64 -3 -0 0 -3 0 -5 -0.7 2 -3 -0.4 .479 .496 -0.0 -0.3 0 /54
4 Seasons 378 1130 -31 -2 -1 -21 10 -46 -5.4 39 -7 -1.4 .486 .492 1.1 -1.5 14 $64,500
CAL (2 yrs) 126 316 -11 -1 -1 -7 4 -17 -2.0 11 -6 -0.9 .484 .491 -0.0 -0.4 1 $46,500
BOS (1 yr) 100 283 -1 -0 0 -5 2 -3 -0.4 10 7 0.6 .497 .498 1.2 -0.3 12
MIL (1 yr) 31 64 -3 -0 0 -3 0 -5 -0.7 2 -3 -0.4 .479 .496 -0.0 -0.3 0
CHW (1 yr) 121 467 -17 -1 -0 -6 3 -21 -2.4 16 -5 -0.7 .481 .486 0.0 -0.4 1 $18,000

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
1969 25 BOS AL 283 209 31 4.0 100 .253 .243 .261 .287 .339 .422 .394 .709 .733 92 .476 -5.1 -0.5 .615 .232 .179 3.3
1970 26 CHW AL 467 347 41 3.2 98 .271 .247 .259 .285 .334 .340 .395 .625 .729 71 .365 -19.0 -2.0 .504 .143 .093 4.4
1971 27 CAL AL 271 217 16 2.0 86 .211 .199 .246 .247 .316 .299 .365 .546 .681 60 .215 -13.6 -1.4 .418 .151 .100 .0
1972 28 TOT AL 109 86 7 2.2 80 .233 .196 .242 .255 .310 .299 .349 .554 .659 68 .284 -3.9 -0.4 .439 .175 .103 .0
1972 28 CAL AL 45 33 4 3.3 78 .214 .179 .240 .289 .308 .308 .346 .597 .654 83 .451 -0.7 -0.1 .545 .282 .128 .0
1972 28 MIL AL 64 53 3 1.5 81 .244 .207 .243 .230 .312 .293 .351 .523 .663 57 .169 -3.2 -0.4 .367 .103 .086 .0
4 Yrs 1130 859 95 3.0 94 .249 .230 .255 .273 .328 .347 .383 .620 .712 74 .353 -41.6 -4.4 .503 .170 .117 8.3
162 Game Avg. 484 368 41 3.0 94 .249 .230 .255 .273 .328 .347 .383 .620 .712 74 .353 -41.6 -4.4 .503 .170 .117 4
CAL (2 yrs) 316 250 20 2.1 85 .212 .197 .245 .253 .315 .300 .362 .553 .677 63 .246 -14.3 -1.5 .435 .169 .103 .0
BOS (1 yr) 283 209 31 4.0 100 .253 .243 .261 .287 .339 .422 .394 .709 .733 92 .476 -5.1 -0.5 .615 .232 .179 3.3
MIL (1 yr) 64 53 3 1.5 81 .244 .207 .243 .230 .312 .293 .351 .523 .663 57 .169 -3.2 -0.4 .367 .103 .086 .0
CHW (1 yr) 467 347 41 3.2 98 .271 .247 .259 .285 .334 .340 .395 .625 .729 71 .365 -19.0 -2.0 .504 .143 .093 4.4

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
1969 25 BOS AL 283 3.2% 13.1% 5.3% 8.5% 38% 2.47 7.1 29.2 9.1 1.43 77%
1970 26 CHW AL 467 1.7% 13.3% 4.7% 4.9% 21% 2.82 7.1 55.1 10.0 1.47 80%
1971 27 CAL AL 271 1.9% 12.2% 5.5% 5.2% 28% 2.20 7.6 50.2 12.0 1.66 79%
1972 28 TOT AL 109 1.8% 21.1% 7.3% 5.5% 32% 2.88 4.2 48.5 16.2 1.44 67%
1972 28 CAL AL 45 2.2% 22.2% 13.3% 6.7% 43% 1.67 3.9 39.0 39.0 1.20 62%
1972 28 MIL AL 64 1.6% 20.3% 3.1% 4.7% 25% 6.50 4.5 58.0 11.6 1.60 70%
4 Yrs 1130 2.1% 13.7% 5.3% 5.9% 28% 2.58 6.8 43.8 10.5 1.51 78%
MLB Averages 2.0% 14.8% 8.8% 6.0% 27% 1.68 6.0 43.4 9.1 1.12 73%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1969 25 BOS AL -5.1 -0.5 291 0.8 5.0 -4.1 .87 0.2 0.7 7.1 0.7 0.90 2.5 0.95 18
1970 26 CHW AL -19.0 -2.0 480 -3.3 5.9 -9.2 1.03 -2.0 -1.2 -15.1 -1.5 0.94 -18.8 1.75 8
1971 27 CAL AL -13.6 -1.4 274 -2.0 4.0 -6.0 1.13 -1.7 -0.0 -16.7 -1.9 0.96 -14.5 2.12 20
1972 28 TOT AL -3.9 -0.4 111 -0.4 1.7 -2.1 1.00 -0.4 0.0 -7.4 -0.8 0.94 -4.1 1.22 22
1972 28 CAL AL -0.7 -0.1 46 0.0 0.7 -0.7 .95 -0.1 0.1 -2.6 -0.3 0.94 -1.0 1.18 10
1972 28 MIL AL -3.2 -0.4 65 -0.4 1.0 -1.4 1.04 -0.3 -0.1 -4.8 -0.5 0.93 -3.1 1.26 12
4 Yrs -41.6 -4.4 1156 -4.8 16.6 -21.4 1.01 -3.9 -0.9 -32.2 -3.6 0.94 -34.9 1.48 68

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
1969 25 BOS AL 7 0 45% 111 2 3 40% 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 0 3 6 62% 20 7 13 3 2 1 14 4 9
1970 26 CHW AL 5 0 32% 149 3 3 50% 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 2 2 1 13 47% 23 15 8 3 1 2 12 4 8
1971 27 CAL AL 5 0 31% 78 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 54% 11 5 6 6 2 4 7 4 3
1972 28 TOT AL 2 0 32% 53 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 46% 3 3 0 3 2 1 5 1 4
1972 28 CAL AL 1 0 39% 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 57% 2 2 0 1 0 1 4 1 3
1972 28 MIL AL 1 0 22% 19 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 25% 1 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 1
4 Yrs 19 0 35% 391 5 9 36% 4 9 1 0 0 0 3 2 12 0 5 3 4 23 54% 57 30 27 15 7 8 38 13 24

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
1969 25 BOS AL 283 36% 64 18 5 0 2 0.95 9 0 2 7 2 6 3 0 4 4 100% 32 3 9% 12 3 25% 122 21 17% 6 2 33% 4 2 50% 0
1970 26 CHW AL 467 33% 109 8 2 0 0 1.75 8 0 8 6 2 6 2 0 1 0 0% 77 10 13% 29 9 31% 279 37 13% 30 20 67% 10 5 50% 0
1971 27 CAL AL 271 41% 50 20 6 1 2 2.12 5 0 2 4 1 3 2 0 5 4 80% 52 10 19% 32 7 22% 169 16 9% 11 3 27% 10 5 50% 0
1972 28 TOT AL 109 49% 19 22 4 1 2 1.22 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 3 100% 20 3 15% 17 3 18% 64 5 8% 8 2 25% 3 1 33% 0
1972 28 CAL AL 45 49% 7 10 1 1 1 1.18 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 17% 7 0 0% 27 1 4% 4 1 25% 0 0 0
1972 28 MIL AL 64 48% 12 12 3 0 1 1.26 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 100% 14 2 14% 10 3 30% 37 4 11% 4 1 25% 3 1 33% 0
4 Yrs 1130 37% 242 68 17 2 6 1.48 24 0 14 18 6 16 8 0 13 11 85% 181 26 14% 90 22 24% 634 79 12% 55 27 49% 27 13 48% 0
MLB Averages 54% 74% 11% 30% 13% 47% 52%

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
1969 25 100 283 263 47 64 10 5 9 29 2 3 15 37 .243 .287 .422 .709 92 111 3 1 4 0 0
1970 26 221 750 704 95 173 23 7 17 73 5 6 37 99 .246 .286 .371 .656 79 261 13 3 4 2 1
1971 27 311 1021 955 120 223 31 8 22 94 5 8 52 132 .234 .275 .352 .627 74 336 23 4 8 2 5
1972 28 378 1130 1052 135 242 35 8 24 100 5 9 60 155 .230 .273 .347 .620 74 365 26 4 11 3 5

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
1969 25 100 284 264 48 65 10 5 9 29 2 15 37 .246 .289 .424 .714 32 100
1970 26 121 472 445 51 113 13 2 8 47 3 23 62 .254 .292 .346 .638 45 121
1971 27 91 281 259 32 57 9 1 6 27 0 17 33 .220 .271 .332 .603 23 90
1972 28 70 120 106 21 24 5 0 3 8 0 10 24 .226 .291 .358 .649 10 67
4 Yrs 382 1157 1074 152 259 37 8 26 111 5 65 156 .241 .286 .363 .649 110 378
162 Game Avg. 162 491 455 64 110 16 3 11 47 2 28 66 .241 .286 .363 .649 47 378



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Triples s c a p y
1969 AL  5 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (1063rd), -1.4 career WAR/-1.4 7yr-peak WAR/-1.4 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Sydney Lloyd Syd O'Brien obrien

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