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Bob Osborn

John Bode Osborn

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: April 17, 1903 in San Diego, TX(All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1925 (Age 22.152, 5,583rd in MLB history)   vs. BSN 2.0 IP, 6 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1926 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Pirates 1925-1931

Last Game: September 24, 1931 (Age 28.160)   vs. PHI 2.0 IP, 0 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Died: April 19, 1960 in Paris, AR
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Paris, AR
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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
1925 22 CHC NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1926 23 CHC NL 31 45 41 1 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 16 .146 .146 .171 .317 -15 7 0 4 1
1927 24 CHC NL 24 40 39 1 8 0 1 0 4 0 0 14 .205 .205 .256 .462 22 10 0 1 1
1929 26 CHC NL 3 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 24 1 0 0 /1
1930 27 CHC NL 35 45 42 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 .095 .095 .095 .190 -54 4 0 3 1
1931 28 PIT NL 27 18 18 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .222 .389 4 4 0 0 1
6 Yrs 121 151 144 2 22 2 1 0 11 0 0 0 40 .153 .153 .181 .333 -14 26 0 8
162 Game Avg. 162 202 193 3 29 3 1 0 15 0 0 54 .153 .153 .181 .333 -14 35 0 11
CHC (5 yrs) 94 133 126 2 19 1 1 0 11 0 0 0 37 .151 .151 .175 .325 -17 22 0 8
PIT (1 yr) 27 18 18 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .222 .389 4 4 0 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
1925 22 CHC NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1926 23 CHC NL 31 45 -8 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1927 24 CHC NL 24 40 -5 0 0 0 4 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1929 26 CHC NL 3 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .499 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1930 27 CHC NL 35 45 -12 0 0 0 5 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .483 .496 -0.6 0.0 -7 1
1931 28 PIT NL 27 18 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
6 Seasons 121 151 -27 0 0 0 15 -11 -1.1 0 -11 -1.1 .491 .498 -1.1 -0.0 -11
CHC (5 yrs) 94 133 -24 0 0 0 13 -11 -1.0 0 -11 -1.0 .489 .498 -1.0 -0.0 -11
PIT (1 yr) 27 18 -2 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0

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
1926 23 CHC NL 45 39 1 0.7 104 .240 .146 .288 .146 .348 .171 .400 .317 .748 -15 .030 -6.8 -0.7 .200 .024 .024
1927 24 CHC NL 40 32 2 1.7 106 .320 .205 .293 .205 .351 .256 .404 .462 .755 22 .136 -4.6 -0.5 .323 .051 .051
1929 26 CHC NL 3 3 0 0.0 121 .333 .250 .304 .250 .368 .250 .443 .500 .812 24 .000 -0.5 -0.0 .333 .000 .000
1930 27 CHC NL 45 41 0 0.0 127 .111 .095 .313 .095 .372 .095 .466 .190 .838 -54 .000 -10.7 -1.0 .105 .000 .000
1931 28 PIT NL 18 15 1 1.8 102 .200 .167 .283 .167 .341 .222 .399 .389 .740 4 .148 -2.4 -0.2 .267 .056 .056
6 Yrs 151 130 4 0.8 111 .212 .153 .296 .153 .356 .181 .421 .333 .777 -14 .036 -25.1 -2.4 .213 .028 .028
162 Game Avg. 202 174 5 0.8 111 .212 .153 .296 .153 .356 .181 .421 .333 .777 -14 .036 -25.1 -2.4 .213 .028 .028
CHC (5 yrs) 133 115 3 0.7 113 .213 .151 .298 .151 .358 .175 .424 .325 .782 -17 .026 -22.6 -2.1 .206 .024 .024
PIT (1 yr) 18 15 1 1.8 102 .200 .167 .283 .167 .341 .222 .399 .389 .740 4 .149 -2.4 -0.2 .267 .056 .056

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
1926 23 CHC NL 45 0.0% 35.6% 0.0% 2.2% 17% 2.6 10.3 56%
1927 24 CHC NL 40 0.0% 35.0% 0.0% 2.5% 13% 2.8 9.8 63%
1929 26 CHC NL 3 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 4.0 100%
1930 27 CHC NL 45 0.0% 13.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 7.0 14.0 1.83 80%
1931 28 PIT NL 18 0.0% 16.7% 0.0% 5.6% 33% 6.0 1.00 83%
6 Yrs 151 0.0% 26.5% 0.0% 2.0% 14% 3.6 13.1 1.56 69%
MLB Averages 1.2% 7.5% 8.0% 7.0% 27% 0.93 11.9 74.3 7.6 1.03 80%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1925 22 CHC NL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 23 CHC NL -6.8 -0.7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 24 CHC NL -4.6 -0.5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 26 CHC NL -0.5 -0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 27 CHC NL -10.7 -1.0 43 -1.0 0.4 -1.4 1.27 -0.9 0.1 -10.4 0.97 -11.8 0
1931 28 PIT NL -2.4 -0.2 18 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 .68 -0.2 -0.1 -2.4 0.81 -2.8 0
6 Yrs -25.1 -2.4 61 -1.2 0.4 -1.7 1.09 -1.1 0.0 -12.8 0.92 -14.6 0

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
1930 27 CHC NL 0 0 0% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931 28 PIT NL 0 0 0% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs 0 0 9% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1930 27 CHC NL 43 16% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 8 2 25% 31 3 10% 3 1 33% 1 1 100% 2
1931 28 PIT NL 18 44% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0% 8 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs 61 25% 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 10 2 20% 39 3 8% 3 1 33% 1 1 100% 2
MLB Averages 49% 37% 17% 57% 61%

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
1926 23 32 45 41 1 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 16 .146 .146 .171 .317 -15 7 0 4
1927 24 56 85 80 2 14 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 30 .175 .175 .213 .388 3 17 0 5
1928 25 56 85 80 2 14 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 30 .175 .175 .213 .388 3 17 0 5
1929 26 59 88 84 2 15 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 31 .179 .179 .214 .393 4 18 0 5
1930 27 94 133 126 2 19 1 1 0 11 0 0 0 37 .151 .151 .175 .325 -17 22 0 8
1931 28 121 151 144 2 22 2 1 0 11 0 0 0 40 .153 .153 .181 .333 -14 26 0 8

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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
1926 23 32 47 43 1 6 1 0 0 4 0 0 17 .140 .140 .163 .302 1 31
1927 24 25 42 41 1 8 0 1 0 4 0 0 15 .195 .195 .244 .439 2 24
1929 26 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 3
1930 27 37 47 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 35
1931 28 28 20 20 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .250 .450 1 27
5 Yrs 125 160 152 2 18 2 1 0 8 0 0 42 .118 .118 .145 .263 4 120
162 Game Avg. 162 207 197 3 23 3 1 0 10 0 0 54 .118 .118 .145 .263 5 120



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