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Johnny Watwood

John Clifford Watwood (Lefty)

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 186 lb.

Born: August 17, 1905 in Alexander City, AL
School: Auburn University (Auburn, AL)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1929 (Age 23.242)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1929 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/RedSox/Phillies 1929-1939

Final Game: May 29, 1939 (Age 33.285)
Died: March 1, 1980 in Goodwater, AL
Buried: Hillview Memorial Park, Alexander City, AL
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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
1929 23 CHW AL 85 308 278 33 84 12 6 2 28 6 3 22 21 .302 .355 .410 .766 98 114 1 7 O89/7
1930 24 CHW AL 133 496 427 75 129 25 4 2 51 5 7 52 35 .302 .382 .393 .775 100 168 3 14 3O89/7
1931 25 CHW AL 128 434 367 51 104 16 6 1 47 9 3 56 30 .283 .380 .368 .748 102 135 1 10 O89/37
1932 26 TOT AL 108 345 315 31 81 13 0 0 30 7 4 21 14 .257 .306 .298 .604 61 94 1 7 O8937
1932 26 CHW AL 13 58 49 5 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .306 .333 .347 .680 82 17 1 2 O9/78
1932 26 BOS AL 95 287 266 26 66 11 0 0 30 7 4 20 11 .248 .301 .289 .590 57 77 0 5 O839/7
1933 27 BOS AL 13 34 30 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 .133 .212 .133 .345 -8 4 0 0 /O79
1939 33 PHI NL 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 -8 1 0 0 0 /3
6 Yrs 469 1623 1423 192 403 66 16 5 158 27 17 154 103 .283 .356 .363 .718 89 516 0 6 38
162 Game Avg. 162 561 492 66 139 23 6 2 55 9 53 36 .283 .356 .363 .718 89 178 2 13
CHW (4 yrs) 359 1296 1121 164 332 55 16 5 126 20 13 131 89 .296 .373 .387 .760 100 434 6 33
BOS (2 yrs) 108 321 296 28 70 11 0 0 32 7 4 23 14 .236 .292 .274 .565 51 81 0 5
PHI (1 yr) 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 -8 1 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 467 1617 1417 192 402 66 16 5 158 27 17 154 103 .284 .356 .363 .720 90 515 6 38
NL (1 yr) 2 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 -8 1 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
1929 23 CHW AL 85 308 -1 1 0 1 -2 -1 -0.1 12 10 1.0 .499 .499 0.9 -0.1 9 $3,600 O89/7
1930 24 CHW AL 133 496 4 -2 0 -1 -4 -3 -0.3 19 16 1.6 .498 .498 1.6 -0.5 17 $4,500 3O89/7
1931 25 CHW AL 128 434 5 1 0 3 -3 6 0.6 16 22 2.2 .505 .504 1.9 0.1 19 $6,000 O89/37
1932 26 CHW AL 13 58 -1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .487 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 $6,000 O9/78
1932 26 BOS AL 95 287 -15 0 0 -2 -2 -19 -1.8 11 -8 -0.8 .481 .489 -0.6 -0.4 -6 O839/7
1933 27 BOS AL 13 34 -5 0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .461 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -4 $5,500 /O79
1939 33 PHI NL 2 6 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .452 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /3
6 Seasons 469 1623 -14 0 0 1 -13 -25 -2.4 61 36 3.6 .495 .498 3.4 -1.0 35 $25,600
CHW (4 yrs) 359 1296 7 0 0 3 -10 0 0.0 49 49 4.8 .500 .500 4.4 -0.6 46 $20,100
BOS (2 yrs) 108 321 -20 0 0 -2 -3 -24 -2.3 12 -12 -1.2 .479 .490 -1.0 -0.4 -10 $5,500
PHI (1 yr) 2 6 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .452 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1

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
1929 23 CHW AL 308 204 40 5.2 111 .322 .302 .289 .355 .356 .410 .418 .766 .774 98 .526 -1.2 -0.1 .711 .198 .108 3.0
1930 24 CHW AL 496 319 62 5.2 112 .326 .302 .290 .382 .354 .393 .426 .775 .780 100 .492 3.2 0.3 .725 .208 .091 2.9
1931 25 CHW AL 434 276 52 5.0 103 .307 .283 .279 .380 .345 .368 .399 .748 .744 102 .511 4.1 0.4 .744 .253 .084 1.8
1932 26 TOT AL 345 245 28 3.1 106 .269 .257 .277 .306 .347 .298 .408 .604 .755 61 .289 -17.1 -1.6 .500 .117 .041 .0
1932 26 CHW AL 58 36 5 3.7 105 .326 .306 .276 .333 .346 .347 .406 .680 .752 82 .367 -1.2 -0.1 .559 .061 .041
1932 26 BOS AL 287 209 23 3.0 106 .259 .248 .278 .301 .347 .289 .408 .590 .756 57 .274 -15.9 -1.5 .490 .128 .041 .0
1933 27 BOS AL 34 26 1 1.0 108 .148 .133 .283 .212 .355 .133 .408 .345 .763 -8 .057 -4.8 -0.5 .269 .100 .000
1939 33 PHI NL 6 5 0 0.0 98 .167 .167 .273 .167 .338 .167 .390 .333 .728 -8 .000 -0.9 -0.1 .200 .000 .000
6 Yrs 1623 1075 183 4.6 108 .303 .283 .284 .356 .350 .363 .413 .718 .763 89 .453 -16.7 -1.6 .662 .195 .079 8.4
162 Game Avg. 561 371 63 4.6 108 .303 .283 .284 .356 .350 .363 .413 .718 .763 89 .453 -16.7 -1.6 .662 .195 .079 3
CHW (4 yrs) 1296 835 159 5.1 108 .318 .296 .286 .373 .351 .387 .414 .760 .765 100 .502 4.8 0.5 .721 .214 .091 8.0
BOS (2 yrs) 321 235 24 2.7 106 .248 .236 .278 .292 .348 .274 .408 .565 .756 51 .250 -20.7 -2.0 .465 .125 .037 .0
PHI (1 yr) 6 5 0 0.0 98 .167 .167 .273 .167 .338 .167 .390 .333 .728 -8 -0.9 -0.1 .200 .000 .000
AL (5 yrs) 1617 1070 183 4.6 108 .303 .284 .284 .356 .350 .363 .413 .720 .763 90 .455 -15.8 -1.5 .664 .195 .080 8.4
NL (1 yr) 6 5 0 0.0 98 .167 .167 .273 .167 .338 .167 .390 .333 .728 -8 -0.9 -0.1 .200 .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
1929 23 CHW AL 308 0.7% 6.8% 7.1% 6.5% 24% 0.95 13.2 139.0 9.9 83%
1930 24 CHW AL 496 0.4% 7.1% 10.5% 6.3% 24% 0.67 12.2 213.5 8.4 79%
1931 25 CHW AL 434 0.2% 6.9% 12.9% 5.3% 22% 0.54 12.2 367.0 7.8 77%
1932 26 TOT AL 345 0.0% 4.1% 6.1% 3.8% 16% 0.67 22.5 10.5 87%
1932 26 CHW AL 58 0.0% 5.2% 1.7% 3.5% 13% 3.00 16.3 79%
1932 26 BOS AL 287 0.0% 3.8% 7.0% 3.8% 17% 0.55 24.2 8.9 89%
1933 27 BOS AL 34 0.0% 8.8% 8.8% 0.0% 0% 1.00 10.0 15.0 79%
1939 33 PHI NL 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 100%
6 Yrs 1623 0.3% 6.4% 9.5% 5.4% 22% 0.67 13.8 284.6 9.0 81%
MLB Averages 1.4% 8.4% 8.3% 7.0% 28% 1.01 10.7 64.0 7.6 80%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1929 23 CHW AL -1.2 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 24 CHW AL 3.2 0.3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 25 CHW AL 4.1 0.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 26 TOT AL -17.1 -1.6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 26 CHW AL -1.2 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 26 BOS AL -15.9 -1.5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 27 BOS AL -4.8 -0.5 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 33 PHI NL -0.9 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
6 Yrs -16.7 -1.6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1929 23 85 308 278 33 84 12 6 2 28 6 3 22 21 .302 .355 .410 .766 98 114 1 7
1930 24 218 804 705 108 213 37 10 4 79 11 10 74 56 .302 .372 .400 .772 99 282 4 21
1931 25 346 1238 1072 159 317 53 16 5 126 20 13 130 86 .296 .374 .389 .763 100 417 5 31
1932 26 454 1583 1387 190 398 66 16 5 156 27 17 151 100 .287 .359 .368 .728 92 511 6 38
1933 27 467 1617 1417 192 402 66 16 5 158 27 17 154 103 .284 .356 .363 .720 90 515 6 38
1934 28 467 1617 1417 192 402 66 16 5 158 27 17 154 103 .284 .356 .363 .720 90 515 6 38
1935 29 467 1617 1417 192 402 66 16 5 158 27 17 154 103 .284 .356 .363 .720 90 515 6 38
1936 30 467 1617 1417 192 402 66 16 5 158 27 17 154 103 .284 .356 .363 .720 90 515 6 38
1937 31 467 1617 1417 192 402 66 16 5 158 27 17 154 103 .284 .356 .363 .720 90 515 6 38
1938 32 467 1617 1417 192 402 66 16 5 158 27 17 154 103 .284 .356 .363 .720 90 515 6 38
1939 33 469 1623 1423 192 403 66 16 5 158 27 17 154 103 .283 .356 .363 .718 89 516 0 6 38

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
1929 23 90 318 288 31 83 12 6 2 26 6 22 22 .288 .341 .392 .733 38 85
1930 24 140 504 436 67 123 24 4 2 46 5 50 37 .282 .360 .369 .729 57 133
1931 25 134 444 378 49 103 16 6 1 45 9 55 31 .272 .366 .354 .721 49 128
1932 26 114 356 327 30 81 13 0 0 29 7 21 15 .248 .295 .287 .583 27 108
1933 27 14 37 33 3 5 0 0 0 3 0 4 3 .152 .243 .152 .395 1 13
1939 33 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 2
6 Yrs 494 1665 1468 180 395 65 16 5 149 27 152 108 .269 .340 .345 .685 172 469
162 Game Avg. 162 546 481 59 130 21 5 2 49 9 50 35 .269 .340 .345 .685 56 469



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1931 AL  10 (7th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1970), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1843), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (348th), 3.6 career WAR/3.6 7yr-peak WAR/3.6 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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