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Al Spohrer

Alfred Ray Spohrer

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 3, 1902 in Philadelphia, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: April 13, 1928 (Age 25.132, 5,824th in MLB history)   vs. BSN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1929 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Giants 1928-1935

Last Game: September 29, 1935 (Age 32.300)   vs. NYG 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: July 17, 1972 in Plymouth, NH
Buried: Trinity Cemetery, Holderness, NH
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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
1928 25 TOT NL 53 132 126 15 27 3 0 0 9 1 5 11 .214 .250 .238 .488 32 30 1 0 2
1928 25 NYG NL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /2
1928 25 BSN NL 51 130 124 15 27 3 0 0 9 1 5 11 .218 .254 .242 .496 34 30 1 0 2
1929 26 BSN NL 114 382 342 42 93 21 8 2 48 1 26 35 .272 .327 .398 .725 82 136 2 12 *2
1930 27 BSN NL 112 389 356 44 113 22 8 2 37 3 22 24 .317 .361 .441 .802 95 157 2 8 *2
1931 28 BSN NL 114 373 350 23 84 17 5 0 27 2 22 27 .240 .285 .317 .602 64 111 0 1 *2
1932 29 BSN NL 104 354 335 31 90 12 2 0 33 2 15 26 .269 .300 .316 .616 69 106 0 4 2
1933 30 BSN NL 67 199 184 11 46 6 1 1 12 3 11 13 .250 .292 .310 .602 78 57 3 0 4 2
1934 31 BSN NL 100 280 265 25 59 15 0 0 17 1 14 18 .223 .262 .279 .541 50 74 8 0 1 2
1935 32 BSN NL 92 275 260 22 63 7 1 1 16 0 9 12 .242 .273 .288 .562 57 75 7 2 4 2
8 Yrs 756 2384 2218 213 575 103 25 6 199 13 124 166 .259 .301 .336 .637 70 746 18 7 34
162 Game Avg. 162 511 475 46 123 22 5 1 43 3 27 36 .259 .301 .336 .637 70 160 2 7
BSN (8 yrs) 754 2382 2216 213 575 103 25 6 199 13 124 166 .259 .301 .337 .637 70 746 18 7 34
NYG (1 yr) 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 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
1928 25 NYG NL 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .473 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1928 25 BSN NL 51 130 -11 -0 0 -1 1 -11 -1.1 4 -7 -0.7 .478 .493 -0.6 -0.0 -6 2
1929 26 BSN NL 114 382 -10 0 0 -3 3 -10 -0.9 12 2 0.2 .492 .494 0.6 0.0 5 *2
1930 27 BSN NL 112 389 -2 -0 0 -3 3 -2 -0.2 12 10 1.0 .498 .499 1.3 0.0 13 *2
1931 28 BSN NL 114 373 -17 -0 0 -1 3 -15 -1.6 12 -3 -0.4 .487 .491 -0.2 0.2 -2 *2
1932 29 BSN NL 104 354 -13 -0 0 0 3 -10 -1.1 11 0 0.0 .490 .493 0.0 0.3 0 2
1933 30 BSN NL 67 199 -4 -0 0 0 2 -3 -0.4 6 3 0.3 .495 .498 0.3 0.2 3 2
1934 31 BSN NL 100 280 -17 0 0 0 2 -14 -1.5 9 -6 -0.6 .485 .491 -0.6 0.2 -6 2
1935 32 BSN NL 92 275 -14 0 0 -1 2 -12 -1.2 8 -4 -0.3 .487 .493 -0.2 0.2 -2 2
8 Seasons 756 2384 -89 0 0 -9 20 -78 -8.1 74 -5 -0.5 .490 .494 0.5 1.1 4
BSN (8 yrs) 754 2382 -89 0 0 -9 20 -78 -8.0 73 -4 -0.5 .490 .494 0.5 1.1 5
NYG (1 yr) 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .473 .500 -0.0 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
1928 25 TOT NL 132 99 7 1.9 103 .235 .214 .281 .250 .345 .238 .400 .488 .745 32 .154 -12.2 -1.2 .374 .071 .024 .0
1928 25 NYG NL 2 2 0 0.0 109 .000 .000 .290 .000 .355 .000 .412 .000 .768 -100 .000 -0.6 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1928 25 BSN NL 130 97 7 1.9 103 .239 .218 .281 .254 .345 .242 .400 .496 .745 34 .158 -11.7 -1.1 .381 .073 .024 .0
1929 26 BSN NL 382 261 44 4.5 116 .298 .272 .298 .327 .361 .398 .434 .725 .795 82 .410 -9.6 -0.9 .663 .205 .126 1.3
1930 27 BSN NL 389 251 56 5.9 124 .336 .317 .308 .361 .366 .441 .458 .802 .824 95 .505 -2.8 -0.2 .757 .194 .124 2.4
1931 28 BSN NL 373 267 32 3.2 101 .260 .240 .282 .285 .340 .317 .398 .602 .737 64 .338 -18.1 -1.8 .508 .146 .077 .0
1932 29 BSN NL 354 249 32 3.5 100 .291 .269 .279 .300 .332 .316 .404 .616 .736 69 .364 -14.5 -1.4 .502 .099 .048 .0
1933 30 BSN NL 199 145 17 3.1 85 .265 .250 .264 .292 .316 .310 .362 .602 .678 78 .383 -4.9 -0.5 .504 .136 .060 1.5
1934 31 BSN NL 280 215 19 2.4 97 .239 .223 .277 .262 .331 .279 .394 .541 .725 50 .218 -17.6 -1.7 .416 .113 .057 .0
1935 32 BSN NL 275 208 20 2.6 96 .251 .242 .274 .273 .328 .288 .391 .562 .719 57 .250 -15.0 -1.5 .422 .081 .046 .0
8 Yrs 2384 1695 227 3.6 105 .278 .259 .285 .301 .342 .336 .410 .637 .752 70 .355 -94.8 -9.2 .536 .139 .077 8.2
162 Game Avg. 511 363 49 3.6 105 .278 .259 .285 .301 .342 .336 .410 .637 .752 70 .355 -94.8 -9.2 .536 .139 .077 2
BSN (8 yrs) 2382 1693 227 3.6 105 .278 .259 .285 .301 .342 .337 .410 .637 .752 70 .355 -94.2 -9.2 .536 .139 .077 8.2
NYG (1 yr) 2 2 0 0.0 109 .000 .000 .290 .000 .355 .000 .412 .000 .768 -100 -0.6 -0.1 .000 .000 .000

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
1928 25 TOT NL 132 0.0% 8.3% 3.8% 2.3% 11% 2.20 11.5 14.0 87%
1928 25 NYG NL 2 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100%
1928 25 BSN NL 130 0.0% 8.5% 3.9% 2.3% 11% 2.20 11.3 13.8 87%
1929 26 BSN NL 382 0.5% 9.2% 6.8% 8.1% 33% 1.35 9.8 171.0 7.1 80%
1930 27 BSN NL 389 0.5% 6.2% 5.7% 8.2% 28% 1.09 14.8 178.0 9.6 1.13 85%
1931 28 BSN NL 373 0.0% 7.2% 5.9% 5.9% 26% 1.23 13.0 13.0 1.12 87%
1932 29 BSN NL 354 0.0% 7.3% 4.2% 4.0% 16% 1.73 12.9 10.2 1.10 87%
1933 30 BSN NL 199 0.5% 6.5% 5.5% 4.0% 17% 1.18 14.2 184.0 15.3 1.06 85%
1934 31 BSN NL 280 0.0% 6.4% 5.0% 5.4% 25% 1.29 14.7 15.6 1.48 88%
1935 32 BSN NL 275 0.4% 4.4% 3.3% 3.3% 14% 1.33 21.7 260.0 16.3 0.82 90%
8 Yrs 2384 0.3% 7.0% 5.2% 5.6% 23% 1.34 13.4 369.7 11.1 1.11 86%
MLB Averages 1.3% 8.0% 8.0% 7.0% 28% 1.00 11.2 67.6 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
1928 25 TOT NL -12.2 -1.2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 25 NYG NL -0.6 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 25 BSN NL -11.7 -1.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 26 BSN NL -9.6 -0.9 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 27 BSN NL -2.8 -0.2 273 0.9 5.4 -4.5 1.01 0.4 0.5 3.6 0.88 3.7 1.99 7
1931 28 BSN NL -18.1 -1.8 284 -0.5 4.4 -4.9 1.02 -1.0 0.5 -11.8 0.99 -11.9 0.35 3
1932 29 BSN NL -14.5 -1.4 208 -0.1 4.0 -4.1 1.17 -0.6 0.5 -2.9 0.98 -5.5 0.51 3
1933 30 BSN NL -4.9 -0.5 161 -0.1 2.9 -3.0 1.17 -0.4 0.4 -1.1 0.98 -3.8 1.66 4
1934 31 BSN NL -17.6 -1.7 170 -2.1 1.2 -3.3 .91 -1.7 -0.6 -19.8 0.91 -18.5 0.57 2
1935 32 BSN NL -15.0 -1.5 146 -1.1 1.6 -2.7 .93 -1.3 0.2 -13.7 0.90 -15.4 0.00 1
8 Yrs -94.8 -9.2 1242 -3.0 19.6 -22.5 1.04 -4.7 1.8 -45.8 0.94 -51.4 1.22 20

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 BSN NL 5 0 31% 118 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 9 47% 19 12 7 3 2 1 10 3 7
1931 28 BSN NL 6 0 22% 107 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 1 1 39% 18 9 8 2 2 0 3 1 1
1932 29 BSN NL 4 0 29% 83 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 46% 13 8 5 2 2 0 11 4 7
1933 30 BSN NL 1 0 18% 55 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 18% 6 6 0 1 1 0 4 2 2
1934 31 BSN NL 2 0 32% 72 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 33% 7 6 1 1 0 0 4 1 3
1935 32 BSN NL 0 0 28% 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 40% 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0
8 Yrs 18 0 29% 485 13 5 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 14 0 1 6 7 14 40% 66 42 23 9 7 1 34 12 20

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 BSN NL 269 36% 113 7 2 0 1 1.99 2 0 4 1 1 1 1 0 8 37 12 2 17% 148 27 18% 13 7 54% 3 2 67% 120
1931 28 BSN NL 280 18% 84 3 0 0 0 0.35 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 52 21 4 19% 190 20 11% 13 6 46% 8 3 38% 93
1932 29 BSN NL 205 18% 90 3 1 0 0 0.51 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 40 21 10 48% 140 22 16% 13 6 46% 7 5 71% 149
1933 30 BSN NL 154 18% 46 4 0 0 0 1.66 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 22 3 14% 10 4 40% 87 10 11% 8 3 38% 8 5 63% 45
1934 31 BSN NL 167 19% 59 2 0 0 0 0.57 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 26 8 31% 12 4 33% 95 7 7% 11 5 45% 3 1 33% 113
1935 32 BSN NL 146 18% 63 1 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 27 7 26% 11 6 55% 71 7 10% 4 2 50% 4 3 75% 129
8 Yrs 1221 22% 575 20 3 0 1 1.22 6 0 23 1 2 3 1 0 34 204 18 9% 87 30 34% 731 93 13% 62 29 47% 33 19 58% 649
MLB Averages 48% 3% 37% 16% 56% 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
1928 25 53 132 126 15 27 3 0 0 9 1 5 11 .214 .250 .238 .488 32 30 1 0
1929 26 167 514 468 57 120 24 8 2 57 2 31 46 .256 .307 .355 .661 69 166 3 12
1930 27 279 903 824 101 233 46 16 4 94 5 53 70 .283 .330 .392 .722 81 323 5 20
1931 28 393 1276 1174 124 317 63 21 4 121 7 75 97 .270 .317 .370 .686 76 434 5 21
1932 29 497 1630 1509 155 407 75 23 4 154 9 90 123 .270 .313 .358 .671 74 540 5 25
1933 30 564 1829 1693 166 453 81 24 5 166 12 101 136 .268 .311 .353 .663 75 597 3 5 29
1934 31 664 2109 1958 191 512 96 24 5 183 13 115 154 .261 .304 .343 .647 72 671 11 5 30
1935 32 756 2384 2218 213 575 103 25 6 199 13 124 166 .259 .301 .336 .637 70 746 18 7 34

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
1928 25 56 138 132 15 28 3 0 0 9 1 5 12 .212 .246 .235 .481 7 53
1929 26 120 390 350 37 88 20 8 2 42 1 25 37 .251 .305 .371 .676 39 114
1930 27 117 385 355 35 101 20 7 2 30 3 20 25 .285 .326 .397 .723 45 112
1931 28 119 389 365 24 87 18 5 0 28 2 23 28 .238 .284 .315 .599 32 114
1932 29 109 369 349 32 93 12 2 0 34 2 16 27 .266 .299 .312 .611 32 104
1933 30 70 212 196 13 52 7 1 1 14 3 12 14 .265 .308 .327 .634 20 67
1934 31 107 298 282 26 62 16 0 0 18 1 15 19 .220 .259 .277 .536 20 100
1935 32 97 288 273 23 66 7 1 1 17 0 9 13 .242 .271 .286 .557 21 92
8 Yrs 795 2469 2302 205 577 103 24 6 192 13 125 175 .251 .291 .324 .615 216 756
162 Game Avg. 162 503 469 42 118 21 5 1 39 3 25 36 .251 .291 .324 .615 44 756



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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1997), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (3038), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (1182nd), -0.5 career WAR/0.3 7yr-peak WAR/-0.1 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 14) = 52.7 career WAR/34.2 7yr-peak WAR/43.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Alfred Al alan alberto allan allen alphonse Ray Spohrer

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