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Steve Swisher

Steven Eugene Swisher

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: August 9, 1951 in Parkersburg, WV
High School: South HS (Parkerburg, WV)
School: Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1973 amateur draft.
Signed June 20, 1973. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 14, 1974 (Age 22.309, 11,107th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Cardinals/Padres 1974-1982

Last Game: September 26, 1982 (Age 31.048)
Relatives: Father of Nick Swisher
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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
1974 22 CHC NL 90 325 280 21 60 5 0 5 27 0 3 37 63 .214 .307 .286 .593 65 80 7 2 3 3 1 2
1975 23 CHC NL 93 298 254 20 54 16 2 1 22 1 0 30 57 .213 .301 .303 .605 66 77 15 4 6 4 7 2
1976 ★ 24 CHC NL 109 411 377 25 89 13 3 5 42 2 1 20 82 .236 .275 .326 .601 65 123 11 2 7 5 3 2 AS
1977 25 CHC NL 74 220 205 21 39 7 0 5 15 0 0 9 47 .190 .229 .298 .527 35 61 3 2 2 2 5 2
1978 26 STL NL 45 124 115 11 32 5 1 1 10 1 0 8 14 .278 .331 .365 .696 96 42 6 1 0 0 0 2
1979 27 STL NL 38 80 73 4 11 1 1 1 3 0 0 6 17 .151 .213 .233 .445 21 17 2 0 0 1 0 2
1980 28 STL NL 18 25 24 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 .250 .280 .292 .572 58 7 2 0 0 0 0 /2
1981 29 SDP NL 16 30 28 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 .143 .200 .143 .343 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 2
1982 30 SDP NL 26 64 58 2 10 1 0 2 3 0 0 5 24 .172 .238 .293 .531 51 17 0 0 1 0 0 2
9 Yrs 509 1577 1414 108 305 49 7 20 124 4 4 118 322 .216 .279 .303 .581 59 428 47 11 19 15 16
162 Game Avg. 162 502 450 34 97 16 2 6 39 1 1 38 102 .216 .279 .303 .581 59 136 15 4 6 5 5
CHC (4 yrs) 366 1254 1116 87 242 41 5 16 106 3 4 96 249 .217 .282 .306 .587 60 341 36 10 18 14 16
STL (3 yrs) 101 229 212 17 49 7 2 2 15 1 0 15 38 .231 .284 .311 .595 65 66 10 1 0 1 0
SDP (2 yrs) 42 94 86 4 14 1 0 2 3 0 0 7 35 .163 .226 .244 .470 35 21 1 0 1 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
1974 22 CHC NL 90 325 -12 -3 -0 2 6 -8 -0.9 11 3 0.1 .491 .495 -0.1 0.8 1 2
1975 23 CHC NL 93 298 -13 -3 -2 3 5 -10 -1.1 10 0 -0.2 .488 .493 -0.5 0.9 -3 2
1976 ★ 24 CHC NL 109 411 -19 -2 -0 3 7 -12 -1.4 13 2 -0.1 .488 .492 -0.5 1.1 -1 2 AS
1977 25 CHC NL 74 220 -20 0 0 0 4 -16 -1.7 7 -9 -1.0 .477 .490 -1.1 0.4 -9 $50,000 2
1978 26 STL NL 45 124 0 -1 -1 -2 2 -1 -0.1 4 3 0.3 .497 .499 0.5 0.0 5 2
1979 27 STL NL 38 80 -7 -1 -0 0 2 -6 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .481 .496 -0.5 0.2 -4 2
1980 28 STL NL 18 25 -1 0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .494 .499 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1981 29 SDP NL 16 30 -3 -0 -0 -1 0 -4 -0.5 1 -3 -0.4 .470 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -2 2
1982 30 SDP NL 26 64 -3 -1 0 -1 1 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .484 .497 -0.1 0.0 -0 2
9 Seasons 509 1577 -79 -9 -3 4 27 -60 -6.9 51 -9 -1.9 .487 .494 -2.6 3.4 -13 $50,000
CHC (4 yrs) 366 1254 -64 -7 -2 8 21 -44 -5.1 41 -4 -1.1 .486 .492 -2.2 3.2 -12 $50,000
STL (3 yrs) 101 229 -8 -1 -1 -2 4 -8 -0.9 7 -1 -0.2 .491 .498 -0.0 0.2 1
SDP (2 yrs) 42 94 -7 -1 -0 -2 2 -8 -0.9 3 -4 -0.6 .479 .497 -0.3 -0.0 -2

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
1974 22 CHC NL 325 236 25 2.9 97 .256 .214 .266 .307 .338 .286 .384 .593 .723 65 .325 -12.8 -1.3 .504 .193 .071 .0
1975 23 CHC NL 298 225 22 2.6 99 .265 .213 .270 .301 .342 .303 .390 .605 .732 66 .289 -11.2 -1.2 .521 .213 .091 1.0
1976 24 CHC NL 411 312 33 2.8 98 .285 .236 .272 .275 .339 .326 .387 .601 .727 65 .340 -19.0 -2.0 .487 .146 .090 2.9
1977 25 CHC NL 220 173 14 2.2 112 .219 .190 .282 .229 .351 .298 .430 .527 .781 35 .203 -20.7 -2.1 .426 .151 .107 .0
1978 26 STL NL 124 89 13 3.9 94 .310 .278 .261 .331 .329 .365 .384 .696 .712 96 .470 -0.8 -0.1 .584 .165 .087 1.0
1979 27 STL NL 80 65 4 1.7 101 .179 .151 .271 .213 .337 .233 .403 .445 .740 21 .143 -8.4 -0.9 .359 .164 .082 .0
1980 28 STL NL 25 20 1 1.4 98 .353 .250 .271 .280 .334 .292 .394 .572 .728 58 .110 -1.4 -0.2 .400 .083 .042
1981 29 SDP NL 30 25 1 1.1 87 .235 .143 .255 .200 .320 .143 .366 .343 .686 2 .079 -3.6 -0.4 .240 .071 .000
1982 30 SDP NL 64 49 4 2.2 91 .250 .172 .261 .238 .323 .293 .379 .531 .702 51 .234 -4.0 -0.4 .458 .207 .121 .0
9 Yrs 1577 1194 117 2.6 100 .262 .216 .270 .279 .339 .303 .393 .581 .732 59 .292 -81.9 -8.5 .480 .170 .087 6.7
162 Game Avg. 502 380 37 2.6 100 .262 .216 .270 .279 .339 .303 .393 .581 .732 59 .292 -81.9 -8.5 .480 .170 .087 2
CHC (4 yrs) 1254 946 94 2.7 101 .261 .217 .272 .282 .342 .306 .395 .587 .737 60 .298 -63.7 -6.6 .488 .174 .089 5.1
STL (3 yrs) 229 174 18 2.8 97 .272 .231 .266 .284 .332 .311 .391 .595 .724 65 .313 -10.7 -1.1 .480 .156 .080 1.3
SDP (2 yrs) 94 74 5 1.8 90 .245 .163 .259 .226 .322 .244 .375 .470 .697 35 .180 -7.6 -0.8 .384 .163 .081 .0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1976 CHC NL 24 DNP

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
1974 22 CHC NL 325 1.5% 19.4% 11.4% 3.1% 17% 1.70 4.4 56.0 10.4 1.26 66%
1975 23 CHC NL 298 0.3% 19.1% 10.1% 6.4% 35% 1.90 4.5 254.0 11.5 1.29 67%
1976 24 CHC NL 411 1.2% 20.0% 4.9% 5.1% 24% 4.10 4.6 75.4 9.0 1.29 72%
1977 25 CHC NL 220 2.3% 21.4% 4.1% 5.5% 31% 5.22 4.4 41.0 13.7 1.10 70%
1978 26 STL NL 124 0.8% 11.3% 6.5% 5.7% 22% 1.75 8.2 115.0 11.5 1.21 81%
1979 27 STL NL 80 1.3% 21.3% 7.5% 3.8% 27% 2.83 4.3 73.0 24.3 0.59 70%
1980 28 STL NL 25 0.0% 28.0% 4.0% 4.0% 17% 7.00 3.4 12.0 5.50 68%
1981 29 SDP NL 30 0.0% 36.7% 6.7% 0.0% 0% 5.50 2.5 1.33 57%
1982 30 SDP NL 64 3.1% 37.5% 7.8% 4.7% 30% 4.80 2.4 29.0 19.3 0.85 50%
9 Yrs 1577 1.3% 20.4% 7.5% 4.8% 25% 2.73 4.4 70.7 11.4 1.20 69%
MLB Averages 1.9% 12.9% 8.5% 6.4% 27% 1.51 6.9 46.6 8.6 1.10 75%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1974 22 CHC NL -12.8 -1.3 333 -2.3 4.2 -6.5 1.07 -1.2 -1.0 -15.9 -1.6 1.02 -13.0 0
1975 23 CHC NL -11.2 -1.2 300 -1.8 3.8 -5.6 .99 -1.1 -0.8 -21.7 -2.2 1.04 -12.0 0
1976 24 CHC NL -19.0 -2.0 414 -2.0 5.7 -7.7 1.02 -1.8 -0.1 -15.9 -1.6 0.95 -17.8 0.85 3
1977 25 CHC NL -20.7 -2.1 224 -2.2 2.5 -4.7 1.05 -1.8 -0.3 -21.7 -2.1 0.94 -21.1 0.56 4
1978 26 STL NL -0.8 -0.1 126 0.3 2.1 -1.8 .88 0.0 0.3 2.0 0.2 0.95 0.3 2.20 3
1979 27 STL NL -8.4 -0.9 80 -1.1 0.5 -1.6 .90 -0.8 -0.4 -9.8 -1.0 0.89 -8.4 3.59 5
1980 28 STL NL -1.4 -0.2 25 -0.2 0.4 -0.6 1.03 -0.1 -0.1 -2.6 -0.3 0.98 -1.8 1.64 9
1981 29 SDP NL -3.6 -0.4 30 -0.7 0.2 -0.9 1.50 -0.4 -0.1 -5.6 -0.6 0.99 -4.5 2.83 7
1982 30 SDP NL -4.0 -0.4 65 -0.8 0.6 -1.4 1.14 -0.3 -0.3 -3.7 -0.4 0.87 -4.0 0
9 Yrs -81.9 -8.5 1597 -10.7 20.1 -30.8 1.03 -7.6 -2.9 -94.9 -9.6 0.98 -82.3 2.06 31

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
1974 22 CHC NL 4 0 17% 106 0 3 0% 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 28% 16 14 2 3 1 0 10 3 6
1975 23 CHC NL 4 0 22% 112 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 3 6 13% 8 6 1 2 2 0 13 8 2
1976 24 CHC NL 3 0 19% 136 2 1 67% 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 2 31% 19 14 4 2 2 0 8 2 5
1977 25 CHC NL 4 0 36% 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 33% 5 4 1 2 1 1 5 3 2
1978 26 STL NL 2 0 25% 39 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 20% 4 4 0 0 0 0 6 3 2
1979 27 STL NL 2 0 19% 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 28 STL NL 0 0 29% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
1981 29 SDP NL 0 0 33% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1982 30 SDP NL 1 0 0% 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0% 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 20 0 21% 501 4 4 50% 3 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 13 0 1 5 7 25 26% 58 46 9 10 7 1 44 19 19

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
1974 22 CHC NL 325 31% 60 0 0 0 0 5 1 11 4 1 3 2 0 4 3 75% 65 7 11% 31 9 29% 248 26 10% 15 9 60% 9 3 33% 0
1975 23 CHC NL 298 20% 54 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 1 0 1 0 0 8 6 75% 81 15 19% 49 17 35% 221 22 10% 28 13 46% 15 6 40% 0
1976 24 CHC NL 411 32% 89 3 0 0 0 0.85 5 0 7 3 2 4 1 0 7 7 100% 80 11 14% 38 18 47% 263 39 15% 20 10 50% 13 7 54% 0
1977 25 CHC NL 220 23% 39 4 0 0 0 0.56 5 0 2 2 3 1 4 0 3 2 67% 39 3 8% 19 5 26% 140 11 8% 11 4 36% 7 4 57% 0
1978 26 STL NL 124 69% 32 3 1 0 1 2.20 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 27 6 22% 7 1 14% 75 9 12% 0 0 2 1 50% 0
1979 27 STL NL 80 71% 11 5 0 0 0 3.59 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 2 18% 9 3 33% 48 2 4% 4 1 25% 2 2 100% 0
1980 28 STL NL 25 80% 6 9 2 0 1 1.64 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 33% 4 1 25% 19 2 11% 2 1 50% 2 1 50% 0
1981 29 SDP NL 30 87% 4 7 1 0 0 2.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25% 2 0 0% 22 0 0% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
1982 30 SDP NL 64 59% 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 100% 7 0 0% 6 2 33% 25 1 4% 4 1 25% 2 1 50% 0
9 Yrs 1577 36% 305 31 4 0 2 2.06 20 1 35 12 8 11 9 0 23 19 83% 320 47 15% 165 56 34% 1061 112 11% 85 39 46% 53 25 47% 0
MLB Averages 56% 79% 11% 35% 14% 50% 54%

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
1974 22 90 325 280 21 60 5 0 5 27 0 3 37 63 .214 .307 .286 .593 65 80 7 2 3 3 1
1975 23 183 623 534 41 114 21 2 6 49 1 3 67 120 .213 .305 .294 .599 66 157 22 6 9 7 8
1976 24 292 1034 911 66 203 34 5 11 91 3 4 87 202 .223 .293 .307 .600 66 280 33 8 16 12 11
1977 25 366 1254 1116 87 242 41 5 16 106 3 4 96 249 .217 .282 .306 .587 60 341 36 10 18 14 16
1978 26 411 1378 1231 98 274 46 6 17 116 4 4 104 263 .223 .286 .311 .597 63 383 42 11 18 14 16
1979 27 449 1458 1304 102 285 47 7 18 119 4 4 110 280 .219 .282 .307 .589 61 400 44 11 18 15 16
1980 28 467 1483 1328 104 291 48 7 18 121 4 4 111 287 .219 .282 .306 .588 61 407 46 11 18 15 16
1981 29 483 1513 1356 106 295 48 7 18 121 4 4 113 298 .218 .280 .303 .583 59 411 47 11 18 15 16
1982 30 509 1577 1414 108 305 49 7 20 124 4 4 118 322 .216 .279 .303 .581 59 428 47 11 19 15 16

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
1974 22 90 327 281 21 61 5 0 5 28 0 38 63 .217 .312 .288 .600 25 90
1975 23 93 298 254 20 54 16 2 1 22 1 30 57 .213 .301 .303 .605 23 93
1976 24 109 413 379 26 91 13 3 5 44 2 20 82 .240 .278 .330 .608 35 109
1977 25 74 216 202 18 36 6 0 5 13 0 8 47 .178 .215 .282 .497 12 74
1978 26 45 126 117 12 34 5 1 1 11 1 8 14 .291 .341 .376 .717 15 45
1979 27 38 82 74 4 12 1 1 1 3 0 7 17 .162 .232 .243 .475 4 38
1980 28 18 25 24 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 7 .250 .280 .292 .572 2 18
1981 29 24 47 43 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 17 .163 .234 .163 .397 2 16
1982 30 26 66 59 2 11 1 0 2 4 0 6 24 .186 .262 .305 .567 5 26
9 Yrs 517 1600 1433 109 312 48 7 20 127 4 122 328 .218 .281 .303 .584 123 509
162 Game Avg. 162 501 449 34 98 15 2 6 40 1 38 103 .218 .281 .303 .584 39 509



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1976 May 16th NL Player of the Week

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1829), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Catcher (1682nd), -1.9 career WAR/-0.4 7yr-peak WAR/-1.1 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Steven Eugene Steve Swisher

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