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Robby Thompson

Robert Randall Thompson

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: May 10, 1962 in West Palm Beach, FL
Schools: Palm Beach Community College (Lake Worth, FL), University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1983 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 8, 1986 (Age 23.333)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1986 season [*]
Team: Giants 1986-1996

Final Game: September 22, 1996 (Age 34.135)
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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
1986 24 SFG NL 149 615 549 73 149 27 3 7 47 12 15 42 112 .271 .328 .370 .698 97 203 11 5 18 1 0 *4/6 RoY-2
1987 25 SFG NL 132 474 420 62 110 26 5 10 44 16 11 40 91 .262 .338 .419 .757 103 176 8 8 6 0 3 *4
1988 ★ 26 SFG NL 138 540 477 66 126 24 6 7 48 14 5 40 111 .264 .323 .384 .707 107 183 7 4 14 5 0 *4 AS
1989 27 SFG NL 148 620 547 91 132 26 11 13 50 12 2 51 133 .241 .321 .400 .721 108 219 6 13 9 0 0 *4
1990 28 SFG NL 144 549 498 67 122 22 3 15 56 14 4 34 96 .245 .299 .392 .691 92 195 9 6 8 3 1 *4
1991 29 SFG NL 144 573 492 74 129 24 5 19 48 14 7 63 95 .262 .352 .447 .799 128 220 5 6 11 1 2 *4
1992 30 SFG NL 128 505 443 54 115 25 1 14 49 5 9 43 75 .260 .333 .415 .749 116 184 8 8 7 4 1 *4
1993 ★ 31 SFG NL 128 559 494 85 154 30 2 19 65 10 4 45 97 .312 .375 .496 .870 136 245 7 7 9 4 0 *4 AS,MVP-15,GG,SS
1994 32 SFG NL 35 150 129 13 27 8 2 2 7 3 1 15 32 .209 .290 .349 .638 70 45 2 0 5 1 0 4
1995 33 SFG NL 95 391 336 51 75 15 0 8 23 1 2 42 76 .223 .317 .339 .656 77 114 3 4 9 0 1 4
1996 34 SFG NL 63 259 227 35 48 11 1 5 21 2 2 24 69 .211 .301 .335 .636 72 76 6 5 3 0 0 4
11 Yrs 1304 5235 4612 671 1187 238 39 119 458 103 62 439 987 .257 .329 .403 .733 105 1860 72 66 99 19 8
162 Game Avg. 162 650 573 83 147 30 5 15 57 13 8 55 123 .257 .329 .403 .733 105 231 9 8 12 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
1986 24 SFG NL 149 615 5 -2 0 3 5 12 1.2 21 33 3.4 .509 .508 3.0 0.8 30 $60,000 *4/6 RoY-2
1987 25 SFG NL 132 474 2 -1 0 -7 4 -2 -0.2 16 15 1.5 .499 .499 2.1 -0.3 22 $140,000 *4
1988 ★ 26 SFG NL 138 540 9 4 1 -3 4 16 1.7 18 34 3.6 .513 .511 3.9 0.1 37 $232,500 *4 AS
1989 27 SFG NL 148 620 9 5 2 16 4 37 4.0 20 57 6.1 .528 .526 4.1 2.3 40 $536,000 *4
1990 28 SFG NL 144 549 -1 1 -0 -4 3 -1 -0.0 18 17 1.7 .499 .499 1.9 -0.0 21 $900,000 *4
1991 29 SFG NL 144 573 21 2 1 4 4 31 3.3 18 49 5.1 .523 .521 4.6 0.8 45 $1,500,000 *4
1992 30 SFG NL 128 505 13 1 0 4 3 21 2.5 15 37 4.0 .519 .515 3.4 0.8 32 $1,600,000 *4
1993 ★ 31 SFG NL 128 559 29 1 0 12 3 45 4.7 17 62 6.3 .536 .529 4.9 1.6 50 $1,925,000 *4 AS,MVP-15,GG,SS
1994 32 SFG NL 35 150 -6 1 0 3 1 -1 -0.1 5 4 0.4 .498 .500 0.1 0.4 1 $3,333,333 4
1995 33 SFG NL 95 391 -6 0 1 2 2 -0 -0.1 12 12 1.1 .500 .500 0.8 0.4 10 $3,333,333 4
1996 34 SFG NL 63 259 -9 1 -1 6 1 -1 -0.2 8 7 0.6 .498 .499 0.0 0.7 1 $4,958,333 4
11 Seasons 1304 5235 67 14 6 36 34 157 16.8 168 326 33.6 .513 .511 28.8 7.5 290 $18,518,499

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1987 25 SFG NL NLCS STL L 7 26 20 4 2 0 1 1 2 2 2 5 7 .100 .308 .350 .658 7 0 1 0 0 0
1989 27 SFG NL NLCS CHC W 5 22 18 5 5 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 2 .278 .381 .611 .992 11 0 0 1 0 0
1989 27 SFG NL WS OAK L 4 12 11 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 .091 .083 .091 .174 1 1 0 0 1 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 16 60 49 9 8 0 1 3 7 2 2 8 13 .163 .288 .388 .676 19 1 1 1 1 0
2 NLCS 12 48 38 9 7 0 1 3 5 2 2 8 9 .184 .340 .474 .814 18 0 1 1 0 0
1 WS 4 12 11 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 .091 .083 .091 .174 1 1 0 0 1 0

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
1986 SFG NL 24 2B 149 145 127 1269.2 722 255 450 17 97 .976 3 3 5.00 4.73 .980 5.21 5.22 RoY-2
1986 SFG NL 24 SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .960 4.50 4.80 RoY-2
1987 SFG NL 25 2B 126 118 92 1017.0 604 246 341 17 99 .972 -7 -8 5.19 4.66 .982 5.19 5.16
1988 SFG NL 26 2B 134 127 105 1087.2 634 255 365 14 88 .978 -3 -3 5.13 4.63 .980 5.22 5.23 AS
1989 SFG NL 27 2B 148 144 123 1247.1 740 307 425 8 88 .989 16 16 5.28 4.95 .981 5.12 5.12
1990 SFG NL 28 2B 142 134 113 1167.0 736 287 441 8 94 .989 -4 -5 5.61 5.13 .983 5.01 4.98
1991 SFG NL 29 2B 144 142 124 1204.0 733 320 402 11 98 .985 4 4 5.40 5.01 .982 5.14 5.12
1992 SFG NL 30 2B 120 120 107 1051.1 693 296 382 15 101 .978 4 5 5.80 5.65 .981 5.18 5.18
1993 SFG NL 31 2B 128 124 113 1094.2 665 273 384 8 95 .988 12 13 5.40 5.13 .980 5.16 5.13 AS,MVP-15,GG,SS
1994 SFG NL 32 2B 35 35 29 301.0 190 67 121 2 24 .989 3 12 5.62 5.37 .981 5.26 5.23
1995 SFG NL 33 2B 91 90 74 770.2 422 181 238 3 51 .993 2 4 4.89 4.60 .984 5.25 5.23
1996 SFG NL 34 2B 62 60 47 509.2 286 124 155 7 38 .976 6 14 4.93 4.50 .981 5.09 5.06
11 Seasons 2B 1279 1239 1054 10720.0 6425 2611 3704 110 873 .983 36 4 5.30 4.94 .981 5.16 5.15
1 Season SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .960 4.50 4.80
11 Seasons TOT 1280 1239 1054 10721.0 6426 2611 3705 110 873 .983 36 4 5.30 4.93 .981 5.16 5.15
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2002 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1993 NL (15, 3%)
0.03 Career Shares (1281st)

Gold Gloves
1993 NL (2B)

Silver Sluggers
1993 NL (2B)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1993 Aug 22nd NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1993 NL  6.3 (7th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1989 NL  6.1 (8th)
1991 NL  5.1 (8th)
1993 NL  6.3 (6th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1993 NL  4.9 (7th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1989 NL  2.3 (5th)
1993 NL  1.6 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1993 NL  .312 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1989 NL  91 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1989 NL  11 (1st)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1986 NL  112 (6th)
1989 NL  133 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1986 NL  5 (10th)
1987 NL  8 (3rd)
1989 NL  13 (1st)
1990 NL  6 (6th)
1991 NL  6 (6th)
1992 NL  8 (4th)
Career  66 (241st)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1986 NL  18 (1st)
1988 NL  14 (4th)
1991 NL  11 (8th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1986 NL  15 (5th)
1987 NL  11 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1991 NL  16.1 (10th)

Assistss c a p y
1990 NL  441 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1989 NL  148 (5th)
1990 NL  142 (4th)
1991 NL  144 (5th)
Career  1,279 (68th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1989 NL  307 (4th)
1990 NL  287 (3rd)
1991 NL  320 (2nd)
1992 NL  296 (3rd)
1993 NL  273 (5th)
Career  2,611 (87th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1986 NL  450 (5th)
1989 NL  425 (5th)
1990 NL  441 (3rd)
1991 NL  402 (5th)
1992 NL  382 (4th)
1993 NL  384 (4th)
Career  3,704 (67th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1986 NL  17 (4th)
1987 NL  17 (2nd)
1988 NL  14 (4th)
1991 NL  11 (4th)
1992 NL  15 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1986 NL  97 (4th)
1987 NL  99 (3rd)
1988 NL  88 (2nd)
1989 NL  88 (3rd)
1990 NL  94 (1st)
1991 NL  98 (1st)
1992 NL  101 (1st)
1993 NL  95 (2nd)
Career  873 (44th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1986 NL  3 (5th)
1989 NL  17 (2nd)
1991 NL  4 (4th)
1992 NL  4 (3rd)
1993 NL  12 (2nd)
Career  36 (34th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1989 NL  5.28 (4th)
1990 NL  5.61 (1st)
1991 NL  5.40 (4th)
1992 NL  5.80 (2nd)
1993 NL  5.40 (3rd)
Career  5.30 (31st)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1989 NL  4.95 (4th)
1990 NL  5.13 (2nd)
1991 NL  5.01 (2nd)
1992 NL  5.65 (1st)
1993 NL  5.13 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1989 NL  .989 (4th)
1990 NL  .989 (4th)
1991 NL  .985 (4th)
1993 NL  .988 (3rd)
Career  .983 (66th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 8 (1567), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 16 (973), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 20 (743), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (48th), 33.6 career WAR/30.1 7yr-peak WAR/31.9 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

  • January 12, 1982: Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2nd round of the 1982 amateur draft (January), but did not sign.
  • June 7, 1982: Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 6th round of the 1982 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign.
  • June 6, 1983: Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1983 amateur draft (June Secondary).
  • October 26, 1993: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 13, 1993: Signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants.
  • November 18, 1996: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 17, 1997: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1986 24 San Francisco Giants $60,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 25 San Francisco Giants $140,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 26 San Francisco Giants $232,500* ?
1989 27 San Francisco Giants $536,000* ?
1990 28 San Francisco Giants $900,000 ? USA Today
1991 29 San Francisco Giants $1,500,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 30 San Francisco Giants $1,600,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 31 San Francisco Giants $1,925,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $25,000 earned bonus
1994 32 San Francisco Giants $3,333,333 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $333,333 signing bonus
1995 33 San Francisco Giants $3,333,333 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $333,333 signing bonus
1996 34 San Francisco Giants $4,958,333 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $333,333 signing bonus
1997 35 San Francisco Giants $375,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Buyout of option under previous contract
Career to date (may be incomplete)$18,893,499
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $257,500 - 12/13/88 NYT -
*1989 - $535,000 - 11/1/89 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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