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Lou Whitaker

Louis Rodman Whitaker (Sweet Lou)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: May 12, 1957 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Martinsville HS (Martinsville, VA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 5th round of the 1975 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1977 (Age 20.120)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Team: Tigers 1977-1995
Agents: Rick Brode [*]
Final Game: October 1, 1995 (Age 38.142)
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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
1977 20 DET AL 11 37 32 5 8 1 0 0 2 2 2 4 6 .250 .333 .281 .615 67 9 0 0 1 0 0 /4
1978 21 DET AL 139 567 484 71 138 12 7 3 58 7 7 61 65 .285 .361 .357 .718 101 173 9 1 13 8 0 *4/D RoY-1
1979 22 DET AL 127 520 423 75 121 14 8 3 42 20 10 78 66 .286 .395 .378 .774 108 160 10 1 14 4 2 *4
1980 23 DET AL 145 568 477 68 111 19 1 1 45 8 4 73 79 .233 .331 .283 .614 69 135 9 0 12 6 0 *4
1981 24 DET AL 109 382 335 48 88 14 4 5 36 5 3 40 42 .263 .340 .373 .714 104 125 5 1 3 3 3 *4
1982 25 DET AL 152 619 560 76 160 22 8 15 65 11 3 48 58 .286 .341 .434 .775 112 243 8 1 6 4 4 *4/D
1983 ★ 26 DET AL 161 720 643 94 206 40 6 12 72 17 10 67 70 .320 .380 .457 .837 133 294 9 0 2 8 8 *4 AS,MVP-8,GG,SS
1984 ★ 27 DET AL 143 629 558 90 161 25 1 13 56 6 5 62 63 .289 .357 .407 .764 112 227 9 0 4 5 5 *4 AS,GG,SS
1985 ★ 28 DET AL 152 701 609 102 170 29 8 21 73 6 4 80 56 .279 .362 .456 .819 124 278 3 2 5 5 9 *4 AS,GG,SS
1986 ★ 29 DET AL 144 651 584 95 157 26 6 20 73 13 8 63 70 .269 .338 .437 .775 110 255 20 0 0 4 5 *4 AS
1987 ★ 30 DET AL 149 684 604 110 160 38 6 16 59 13 5 71 108 .265 .341 .427 .768 106 258 5 1 4 4 2 *4 AS,SS
1988 31 DET AL 115 477 403 54 111 18 2 12 55 2 0 66 61 .275 .376 .419 .795 127 169 8 0 6 2 5 *4
1989 32 DET AL 148 611 509 77 128 21 1 28 85 6 3 89 59 .251 .361 .462 .822 133 235 7 3 1 9 6 *4/D
1990 33 DET AL 132 552 472 75 112 22 2 18 60 8 2 74 71 .237 .338 .407 .744 107 192 10 0 1 5 7 *4/D
1991 34 DET AL 138 572 470 94 131 26 2 23 78 4 2 90 45 .279 .391 .489 .881 141 230 3 2 2 8 6 *4/D
1992 35 DET AL 130 544 453 77 126 26 0 19 71 6 4 81 46 .278 .386 .461 .847 137 209 9 1 5 4 5 *4D
1993 36 DET AL 119 476 383 72 111 32 1 9 67 3 3 78 46 .290 .412 .449 .861 133 172 5 4 7 4 4 *4
1994 37 DET AL 92 372 322 67 97 21 2 12 43 2 0 41 47 .301 .377 .491 .867 122 158 8 1 3 5 4 *4/D
1995 38 DET AL 84 285 249 36 73 14 0 14 44 4 0 31 41 .293 .372 .518 .890 129 129 6 2 0 3 4 4/D
19 Yrs 2390 9967 8570 1386 2369 420 65 244 1084 143 75 1197 1099 .276 .363 .426 .789 117 3651 143 20 89 91 79
162 Game Avg. 162 676 581 94 161 28 4 17 73 10 5 81 74 .276 .363 .426 .789 117 247 10 1 6 6 5
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

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
1977 20 DET AL 11 37 -1 0 0 -3 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .474 .498 0.1 -0.2 1 /4
1978 21 DET AL 139 567 1 1 0 10 4 16 1.9 20 37 3.8 .513 .511 2.7 1.6 27 *4/D RoY-1
1979 22 DET AL 127 520 10 4 0 9 4 26 2.7 19 45 4.5 .521 .516 3.6 1.3 36 *4
1980 23 DET AL 145 568 -15 1 2 6 4 -1 0.1 19 19 1.9 .500 .500 1.1 1.2 12 $130,000 *4
1981 24 DET AL 109 382 2 2 1 14 3 23 2.6 13 36 3.8 .524 .516 2.2 2.0 21 *4
1982 25 DET AL 152 619 9 4 2 13 5 33 3.5 21 54 5.4 .522 .521 4.1 1.9 41 *4/D
1983 ★ 26 DET AL 161 720 29 3 2 4 5 42 4.5 23 66 6.7 .527 .527 6.3 1.0 62 *4 AS,MVP-8,GG,SS
1984 ★ 27 DET AL 143 629 14 0 1 2 4 22 2.3 21 43 4.3 .516 .514 4.2 0.7 41 *4 AS,GG,SS
1985 ★ 28 DET AL 152 701 18 1 2 -3 5 23 2.4 22 45 4.5 .515 .514 4.8 0.2 48 $670,000 *4 AS,GG,SS
1986 ★ 29 DET AL 144 651 6 3 -1 10 5 23 2.5 21 44 4.4 .516 .514 3.4 1.5 34 $670,000 *4 AS
1987 ★ 30 DET AL 149 684 6 4 1 -1 5 15 1.6 22 37 3.6 .510 .509 3.8 0.3 39 $420,000 *4 AS,SS
1988 31 DET AL 115 477 15 1 -0 -1 3 18 2.0 16 34 3.5 .516 .512 3.6 0.3 35 $975,000 *4
1989 32 DET AL 148 611 22 -0 1 2 4 29 3.2 22 51 5.3 .521 .519 5.1 0.7 49 $1,025,000 *4/D
1990 33 DET AL 132 552 3 1 0 10 3 17 1.9 20 37 3.8 .514 .511 2.8 1.4 27 $1,800,000 *4/D
1991 34 DET AL 138 572 28 2 2 11 3 46 4.8 20 66 6.7 .534 .529 5.6 1.5 55 $2,000,000 *4/D
1992 35 DET AL 130 544 22 -1 1 1 2 26 2.8 20 46 4.7 .521 .517 4.6 0.4 45 $2,200,000 *4D
1993 36 DET AL 119 476 21 -1 3 -1 3 24 2.4 18 42 4.1 .520 .515 4.3 0.1 43 $3,433,333 *4
1994 37 DET AL 92 372 9 4 -0 -2 1 13 1.2 14 27 2.5 .513 .507 2.7 0.0 29 $2,783,333 *4/D
1995 38 DET AL 84 285 10 1 -0 -6 1 5 0.5 11 16 1.5 .506 .503 2.0 -0.4 21 $3,783,334 4/D
19 Seasons 2390 9967 209 32 16 77 64 399 42.5 344 743 74.9 .517 .515 67.1 15.4 666 $19,890,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards

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
1977 20 DET AL 37 27 3 3.0 104 .308 .250 .272 .333 .337 .281 .414 .615 .751 67 .308 -1.4 -0.1 .500 .156 .031 .0
1978 21 DET AL 567 383 66 4.6 96 .318 .285 .265 .361 .330 .357 .390 .718 .720 101 .530 2.4 0.2 .649 .198 .072 4.2
1979 22 DET AL 520 340 69 5.4 104 .330 .286 .273 .395 .338 .378 .414 .774 .752 108 .563 8.3 0.8 .773 .300 .092 5.2
1980 23 DET AL 568 397 50 3.4 100 .273 .233 .272 .331 .334 .283 .403 .614 .737 69 .364 -17.4 -1.7 .559 .212 .050 1.8
1981 24 DET AL 382 261 45 4.6 91 .285 .263 .259 .340 .325 .373 .377 .714 .702 104 .556 2.2 0.2 .659 .236 .110 5.0
1982 25 DET AL 619 421 85 5.4 99 .295 .286 .264 .341 .328 .434 .402 .775 .730 112 .576 8.1 0.8 .730 .248 .148 12.7
1983 26 DET AL 720 466 114 6.6 95 .341 .320 .262 .380 .324 .457 .395 .837 .719 133 .661 31.4 3.1 .807 .252 .137 14.1
1984 27 DET AL 629 420 83 5.3 96 .304 .289 .262 .357 .325 .407 .396 .764 .721 112 .572 11.0 1.1 .706 .231 .118 8.2
1985 28 DET AL 701 456 107 6.3 98 .277 .279 .260 .362 .326 .456 .404 .819 .730 124 .640 21.6 2.1 .812 .312 .177 9.3
1986 29 DET AL 651 459 82 4.8 100 .275 .269 .262 .338 .329 .437 .408 .775 .737 110 .510 7.3 0.7 .710 .284 .168 15.8
1987 30 DET AL 684 462 93 5.4 102 .298 .265 .260 .341 .328 .427 .418 .768 .746 106 .535 7.0 0.7 .744 .293 .162 14.3
1988 31 DET AL 477 308 67 5.8 91 .298 .275 .255 .376 .319 .419 .384 .795 .703 127 .624 17.1 1.7 .790 .313 .144 3.4
1989 32 DET AL 611 401 91 6.1 92 .232 .251 .258 .361 .323 .462 .380 .822 .703 133 .649 25.2 2.5 .844 .391 .210 9.9
1990 33 DET AL 552 378 68 4.8 95 .242 .237 .260 .338 .329 .407 .389 .744 .718 107 .543 5.7 0.6 .731 .339 .169 11.1
1991 34 DET AL 572 354 99 7.5 99 .263 .279 .262 .391 .331 .489 .398 .881 .730 141 .716 30.4 3.0 .942 .406 .211 6.8
1992 35 DET AL 544 349 85 6.6 94 .273 .278 .259 .386 .328 .461 .385 .847 .713 137 .674 25.9 2.6 .862 .366 .183 9.1
1993 36 DET AL 476 291 78 7.2 102 .307 .290 .265 .412 .336 .449 .406 .861 .742 133 .674 23.4 2.2 .907 .363 .159 4.5
1994 37 DET AL 372 241 61 6.8 111 .317 .301 .273 .377 .345 .491 .434 .867 .779 122 .607 11.8 1.1 .867 .323 .189 3.4
1995 38 DET AL 285 185 49 7.1 109 .299 .293 .270 .372 .344 .518 .427 .890 .771 129 .635 11.1 1.0 .912 .365 .225 6.2
19 Yrs 9967 6599 1395 5.7 98 .290 .276 .263 .363 .329 .426 .400 .789 .729 117 .594 230.9 22.5 .769 .297 .150 180.3
162 Game Avg. 676 447 95 5.7 98 .290 .276 .263 .363 .329 .426 .400 .789 .729 117 .594 16 2 .769 .297 .150 12
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd

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
1984 27 DET AL ALCS KCR W 3 14 14 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 2 0 0 0 0 0
1984 ❍ 27 DET AL WS SDP W 5 23 18 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 .278 .409 .389 .798 7 1 0 1 0 0
1987 30 DET AL ALCS MIN L 5 24 17 4 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 7 3 .176 .417 .353 .770 6 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 13 61 49 13 10 2 0 1 1 1 0 11 10 .204 .350 .306 .656 15 1 0 1 0 0
2 ALCS 8 38 31 7 5 0 0 1 1 1 0 7 6 .161 .316 .258 .574 8 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 23 18 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 .278 .409 .389 .798 7 1 0 1 0 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
1983 DET AL 26 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 .500 3.000 3.500 3 0 0 0 1 0
1984 DET AL 27 as 2B 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 3 0 0 0 0 0
1985 DET AL 28 as 2B 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 DET AL 29 as 2B 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 2.000 2.500 4 0 0 0 0 0
1987 DET AL 30 DNP
5 Yrs (4 GP) 9 8 2 4 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 .500 .444 1.250 1.694 10 0 0 0 1 0

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
1977 20 DET AL 37 0.0% 16.2% 10.8% 2.7% 13% 1.50 5.3 16.0 2.00 70%
1978 21 DET AL 567 0.5% 11.5% 10.8% 3.9% 16% 1.07 7.4 161.3 8.3 2.15 75%
1979 22 DET AL 520 0.6% 12.7% 15.0% 4.8% 21% 0.85 6.4 141.0 10.1 1.41 69%
1980 23 DET AL 568 0.2% 13.9% 12.9% 3.7% 19% 1.08 6.0 477.0 10.6 1.39 71%
1981 24 DET AL 382 1.3% 11.0% 10.5% 6.0% 26% 1.05 8.0 67.0 9.3 0.95 76%
1982 25 DET AL 619 2.4% 9.4% 7.8% 7.3% 28% 1.21 9.7 37.3 8.6 1.11 79%
1983 26 DET AL 720 1.7% 9.7% 9.3% 8.1% 28% 1.04 9.2 53.6 8.9 1.04 79%
1984 27 DET AL 629 2.1% 10.0% 9.9% 6.2% 24% 1.02 8.9 42.9 10.0 1.09 77%
1985 28 DET AL 701 3.0% 8.0% 11.4% 8.3% 34% 0.70 10.9 29.0 8.3 0.92 77%
1986 29 DET AL 651 3.1% 10.8% 9.7% 8.0% 33% 1.11 8.3 29.2 8.0 0.97 77%
1987 30 DET AL 684 2.3% 15.8% 10.4% 8.8% 38% 1.52 5.6 37.8 10.2 1.02 71%
1988 31 DET AL 477 2.5% 12.8% 13.8% 6.7% 29% 0.92 6.6 33.6 7.3 0.61 0.76 70% 20% 9.4% 37%
1989 32 DET AL 611 4.6% 9.7% 14.6% 8.2% 39% 0.66 8.6 18.2 6.0 0.55 0.69 71% 20% 11.6% 18%
1990 33 DET AL 552 3.3% 12.9% 13.4% 7.6% 38% 0.96 6.6 26.2 7.9 0.60 0.77 70% 19% 9.1% 21%
1991 34 DET AL 572 4.0% 7.9% 15.7% 8.9% 39% 0.50 10.4 20.4 6.0 0.55 0.66 72% 23% 9.6% 13%
1992 35 DET AL 544 3.5% 8.5% 14.9% 8.3% 36% 0.57 9.8 23.8 6.4 0.47 0.64 72% 24% 8.3% 17%
1993 36 DET AL 476 1.9% 9.7% 16.4% 8.8% 38% 0.59 8.3 42.6 5.7 0.62 0.86 70% 24% 5.1% 14%
1994 37 DET AL 372 3.2% 12.6% 11.0% 9.4% 36% 1.15 6.9 26.8 7.5 0.60 0.86 72% 21% 8.1% 14%
1995 38 DET AL 285 4.9% 14.4% 10.9% 9.8% 38% 1.32 6.1 17.8 5.7 0.50 0.69 69% 25% 11.6% 13%
19 Yrs 9967 2.5% 11.0% 12.0% 7.3% 31% 0.92 7.8 35.1 7.9 0.56 0.97 73% 22% 9.1% 18%
MLB Averages 2.2% 14.3% 8.6% 6.8% 29% 1.67 6.3 41.3 8.3 0.81 1.08 73% 21% 6.7% 20%
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

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1977 20 DET AL -1.4 -0.1 41 -0.1 0.6 -0.7 1.01 -0.1 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.95 -1.0 0
1978 21 DET AL 2.4 0.2 589 0.7 10.3 -9.6 1.00 -0.3 1.0 8.3 0.8 0.97 0.1 1.19 6
1979 22 DET AL 8.3 0.8 554 0.2 9.0 -8.8 1.01 1.1 -0.9 8.2 0.8 0.95 9.8 1.14 5
1980 23 DET AL -17.4 -1.7 588 -1.0 9.0 -10.1 1.04 -1.0 0.0 -10.7 -1.0 0.98 -14.2 0.92 8
1981 24 DET AL 2.2 0.2 399 0.8 6.7 -5.9 1.00 0.2 0.6 5.3 0.5 0.94 1.6 0.37 2
1982 25 DET AL 8.1 0.8 643 2.2 12.0 -9.8 .98 1.1 1.1 15.2 1.5 0.94 14.9 1.27 4
1983 26 DET AL 31.4 3.1 762 4.0 15.1 -11.2 1.00 2.8 1.2 33.8 3.4 0.95 28.8 1.68 7
1984 27 DET AL 11.0 1.1 647 2.5 11.8 -9.2 .98 1.0 1.5 15.8 1.6 0.95 13.8 1.97 7
1985 28 DET AL 21.6 2.1 729 3.7 14.5 -10.7 1.01 2.3 1.4 32.1 3.1 0.93 26.9 2.25 4
1986 29 DET AL 7.3 0.7 688 1.2 12.4 -11.2 .97 0.7 0.5 6.4 0.6 0.94 5.6 1.73 6
1987 30 DET AL 7.0 0.7 727 1.2 12.2 -11.0 .93 1.1 0.2 5.5 0.5 0.94 11.5 1.17 3
1988 31 DET AL 17.1 1.7 496 0.9 8.3 -7.4 .97 1.3 -0.3 24.1 2.4 0.98 18.3 2.00 9
1989 32 DET AL 25.2 2.5 631 4.2 14.3 -10.1 1.05 3.4 0.5 35.9 3.6 0.93 40.6 2.26 6
1990 33 DET AL 5.7 0.6 567 -0.4 9.5 -10.0 .99 0.6 -1.1 0.7 0.1 0.97 8.4 1.68 11
1991 34 DET AL 30.4 3.0 593 4.1 12.8 -8.7 1.02 4.2 -0.2 43.6 4.2 0.96 44.7 1.58 13
1992 35 DET AL 25.9 2.6 562 2.2 10.6 -8.4 1.03 2.9 -0.8 31.1 3.1 1.00 30.4 2.19 8
1993 36 DET AL 23.4 2.2 484 1.5 9.2 -7.7 1.04 2.0 -0.5 24.8 2.4 1.04 25.4 2.13 16
1994 37 DET AL 11.8 1.1 379 0.3 6.9 -6.7 1.03 0.8 -0.6 13.5 1.2 0.96 9.7 2.82 12
1995 38 DET AL 11.1 1.0 291 1.7 7.1 -5.5 1.13 1.2 0.3 10.1 0.9 0.95 13.9 2.35 21
19 Yrs 230.9 22.5 10370 29.7 192.4 -162.7 1.01 25.3 4.3 303.0 29.7 0.96 289.5 1.89 148
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

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
1977 20 DET AL 1 0 36% 16 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 75% 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 3
1978 21 DET AL 5 0 34% 258 7 7 50% 7 7 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 1 1 3 19 67% 35 15 20 6 1 3 20 1 18
1979 22 DET AL 7 0 36% 229 20 10 67% 18 8 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 2 0 14 68% 32 13 19 6 2 4 15 2 13
1980 23 DET AL 10 0 36% 227 8 4 67% 7 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 14 43% 41 29 12 5 3 2 22 6 15
1981 24 DET AL 5 0 35% 152 5 3 63% 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 14 53% 26 15 11 7 4 2 12 1 11
1982 25 DET AL 8 0 31% 261 11 3 79% 9 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 7 0 3 1 3 14 56% 38 21 16 6 2 4 15 2 13
1983 26 DET AL 9 0 31% 360 17 10 63% 12 9 5 1 0 0 1 0 7 0 2 2 3 25 49% 50 27 21 7 3 3 31 10 19
1984 27 DET AL 13 0 37% 311 6 5 55% 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 15 51% 49 26 23 14 9 5 14 2 11
1985 28 DET AL 6 0 35% 329 6 4 60% 4 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 1 4 1 33 47% 45 26 17 14 8 6 24 8 16
1986 29 DET AL 7 0 38% 250 13 8 62% 10 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 7 0 6 1 0 23 54% 34 20 13 3 2 1 17 2 15
1987 30 DET AL 7 0 44% 304 13 5 72% 8 3 5 2 0 0 1 0 6 0 2 3 1 30 51% 33 20 12 8 4 4 29 9 20
1988 31 DET AL 3 0 26% 197 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 24 46% 28 18 10 10 6 4 17 5 11
1989 32 DET AL 6 0 26% 268 6 3 67% 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 2 19 41% 40 30 10 13 5 8 16 3 10
1990 33 DET AL 4 0 34% 229 8 2 80% 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 2 12 55% 32 16 16 7 5 2 19 4 14
1991 34 DET AL 6 0 36% 250 4 2 67% 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 22 43% 27 17 8 12 6 6 12 4 8
1992 35 DET AL 2 0 31% 252 6 4 60% 3 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 2 2 2 19 43% 25 15 9 14 9 4 21 8 13
1993 36 DET AL 3 0 34% 243 3 3 50% 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 8 44% 33 22 11 11 5 5 17 5 11
1994 37 DET AL 2 0 43% 181 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 14 53% 24 13 11 8 3 4 13 4 9
1995 38 DET AL 2 0 24% 118 4 0 100% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 48% 16 8 7 4 2 2 7 3 4
19 Yrs 106 0 34% 4435 143 75 66% 110 63 31 9 2 3 12 4 71 0 24 21 26 326 51% 608 351 246 155 79 69 325 80 234
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

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
1977 20 DET AL 37 95% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 7 0 0% 3 1 33% 23 2 9% 1 0 0% 4 1 25% 0
1978 21 DET AL 567 61% 138 6 3 0 1 1.19 3 0 12 1 2 2 1 1 16 13 81% 95 9 9% 65 28 43% 349 60 17% 38 20 53% 36 18 50% 0
1979 22 DET AL 520 67% 121 5 0 0 0 1.14 3 0 10 2 1 3 0 0 16 14 88% 87 10 11% 57 25 44% 303 42 14% 20 10 50% 31 19 61% 0
1980 23 DET AL 568 65% 111 8 2 0 1 0.92 1 0 13 1 0 1 0 0 22 12 55% 114 9 8% 53 22 42% 366 48 13% 32 17 53% 18 12 67% 0
1981 24 DET AL 382 58% 88 2 1 0 1 0.37 5 0 12 3 2 4 1 0 4 3 75% 62 5 8% 25 10 40% 216 31 14% 13 9 69% 16 8 50% 0
1982 25 DET AL 619 74% 160 4 1 0 1 1.27 15 0 14 12 3 9 6 0 8 6 75% 95 8 8% 46 19 41% 342 53 16% 25 15 60% 19 10 53% 0
1983 26 DET AL 720 68% 206 7 3 0 0 1.68 12 0 10 8 4 7 5 1 4 2 50% 108 9 8% 44 19 43% 362 63 17% 33 23 70% 17 12 71% 0
1984 27 DET AL 629 69% 161 7 1 0 0 1.97 13 1 15 11 2 8 5 0 5 4 80% 96 9 9% 43 17 40% 318 47 15% 32 18 56% 10 5 50% 0
1985 28 DET AL 701 76% 170 4 0 0 0 2.25 21 0 8 19 2 11 10 0 8 5 63% 87 3 3% 35 16 46% 329 53 16% 22 14 64% 12 5 42% 0
1986 29 DET AL 651 72% 157 6 4 0 0 1.73 20 0 12 17 3 8 12 0 3 0 0% 122 20 16% 48 12 25% 342 55 16% 30 14 47% 16 9 56% 0
1987 30 DET AL 684 63% 160 3 1 0 1 1.17 16 0 13 12 4 10 6 0 6 4 67% 96 5 5% 58 18 31% 338 47 14% 36 20 56% 14 8 57% 0
1988 31 DET AL 477 77% 111 18 11 9 3 0 1 2.00 12 0 15 12 0 8 4 0 12 6 50% 90 8 9% 50 15 30% 294 43 15% 29 14 48% 27 16 59% 0
1989 32 DET AL 611 71% 128 8 3 6 0 0 2 2.26 28 0 8 23 5 17 11 0 2 1 50% 117 7 6% 54 20 37% 359 63 18% 38 22 58% 27 14 52% 0
1990 33 DET AL 552 79% 112 8 2 11 1 0 0 1.68 18 0 11 16 2 8 10 0 3 1 33% 124 10 8% 54 14 26% 335 44 13% 37 11 30% 16 7 44% 0
1991 34 DET AL 572 80% 131 21 2 13 4 1 3 1.58 23 0 9 21 2 15 8 1 3 2 67% 117 3 3% 50 18 36% 355 58 16% 26 18 69% 20 13 65% 0
1992 35 DET AL 544 85% 126 18 4 8 0 0 1 2.19 19 1 9 17 2 11 8 0 7 5 71% 141 9 6% 68 19 28% 351 53 15% 26 19 73% 36 22 61% 0
1993 36 DET AL 476 87% 111 8 2 16 5 0 5 2.13 9 0 23 9 0 5 4 0 8 7 88% 141 5 4% 67 24 36% 368 59 16% 31 18 58% 16 10 63% 0
1994 37 DET AL 372 88% 97 6 2 12 2 0 0 2.82 12 2 12 11 1 8 4 0 5 3 60% 111 8 7% 46 13 28% 236 34 14% 21 10 48% 9 5 56% 0
1995 38 DET AL 285 90% 73 5 2 21 5 1 5 2.35 14 0 9 13 1 11 3 0 0 0 62 6 10% 34 9 26% 177 33 19% 17 10 59% 12 5 42% 0
19 Yrs 9967 73% 2369 92 28 148 36 2 22 1.89 244 4 215 208 36 146 98 3 133 89 67% 1872 143 8% 900 319 35% 5763 888 15% 507 282 56% 356 199 56% 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 11% 35% 15% 52% 56%
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

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1988 31 DET AL 474 1805 3.81 1043 58.3% 31.1% 8.9% 26.8% 33.2% 68.9% 2.2% 40.2% 87.1% 27.2% 7.2% 34 0 19.8% 94 37 12.7% 60 30 26 35 42.6% 3 0 0
1989 32 DET AL 600 2231 3.72 1285 58.1% 28.8% 10.4% 25.4% 35.3% 71.1% 2.2% 41.4% 85.2% 30.5% 8.0% 48 1 20.2% 121 39 12.0% 72 29 19 39 32.8% 11 0 1
1990 33 DET AL 520 2047 3.94 1171 58.0% 28.9% 12.0% 26.0% 32.7% 70.7% 3.2% 41.0% 82.7% 28.5% 7.3% 38 0 21.2% 110 40 13.3% 69 25 22 43 33.8% 32 0 4
1991 34 DET AL 573 2245 3.92 1225 55.1% 31.8% 8.3% 24.3% 35.5% 68.2% 2.0% 37.5% 87.8% 21.8% 10.5% 60 1 21.5% 123 36 16.2% 93 40 13 32 28.9% -1 0 0
1992 35 DET AL 547 2109 3.86 1185 56.7% 30.1% 8.0% 26.8% 35.1% 69.9% 2.2% 39.6% 88.5% 25.4% 8.4% 46 1 22.3% 122 47 14.3% 78 31 13 33 28.3% -3 0 0
1993 36 DET AL 467 1890 4.05 1053 56.1% 32.7% 7.4% 27.5% 32.3% 67.2% 1.4% 37.7% 88.9% 17.1% 9.4% 44 1 23.8% 111 29 17.6% 82 31 10 36 21.7% 9 0 1
1994 37 DET AL 368 1375 3.74 809 59.3% 31.1% 8.2% 26.2% 34.5% 68.9% 1.9% 40.8% 88.2% 29.3% 6.0% 22 1 16.6% 61 20 11.7% 43 21 15 32 31.9% 4 0 0
1995 38 DET AL 281 1072 3.81 653 61.8% 26.0% 11.2% 31.2% 31.5% 74.0% 3.8% 45.7% 84.9% 29.5% 5.7% 16 1 17.8% 50 18 12.1% 34 19 8 33 19.5% 4 0 0
8 Yrs 3830 14774 3.86 8424 57.6% 30.2% 9.3% 26.5% 33.9% 69.7% 2.3% 40.1% 86.6% 26.0% 8.0% 308 6 20.7% 792 266 13.9% 531 226 126 283 30.8% 59 0 6
MLB Averages 3.64 62.1% 24.9% 14.5% 26.9% 33.6% 74.9% 2.1% 46.5% 80.6% 31.3% 5.6% 15.7% 8.8% 26.8%

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
1977 20 11 37 32 5 8 1 0 0 2 2 2 4 6 .250 .333 .281 .615 67 9 0 0 1 0 0
1978 21 150 604 516 76 146 13 7 3 60 9 9 65 71 .283 .359 .353 .712 99 182 9 1 14 8 0
1979 22 277 1124 939 151 267 27 15 6 102 29 19 143 137 .284 .376 .364 .740 103 342 19 2 28 12 2
1980 23 422 1692 1416 219 378 46 16 7 147 37 23 216 216 .267 .361 .337 .698 92 477 28 2 40 18 2
1981 24 531 2074 1751 267 466 60 20 12 183 42 26 256 258 .266 .357 .344 .701 94 602 33 3 43 21 5
1982 25 683 2693 2311 343 626 82 28 27 248 53 29 304 316 .271 .353 .366 .719 98 845 41 4 49 25 9
1983 26 844 3413 2954 437 832 122 34 39 320 70 39 371 386 .282 .359 .386 .745 106 1139 50 4 51 33 17
1984 27 987 4042 3512 527 993 147 35 52 376 76 44 433 449 .283 .359 .389 .748 107 1366 59 4 55 38 22
1985 28 1139 4743 4121 629 1163 176 43 73 449 82 48 513 505 .282 .359 .399 .758 109 1644 62 6 60 43 31
1986 29 1283 5394 4705 724 1320 202 49 93 522 95 56 576 575 .281 .357 .404 .760 110 1899 82 6 60 47 36
1987 30 1432 6078 5309 834 1480 240 55 109 581 108 61 647 683 .279 .355 .406 .761 109 2157 87 7 64 51 38
1988 31 1547 6555 5712 888 1591 258 57 121 636 110 61 713 744 .279 .356 .407 .764 110 2326 95 7 70 53 43
1989 32 1695 7166 6221 965 1719 279 58 149 721 116 64 802 803 .276 .357 .412 .768 112 2561 102 10 71 62 49
1990 33 1827 7718 6693 1040 1831 301 60 167 781 124 66 876 874 .274 .355 .411 .767 112 2753 112 10 72 67 56
1991 34 1965 8290 7163 1134 1962 327 62 190 859 128 68 966 919 .274 .358 .416 .774 114 2983 115 12 74 75 62
1992 35 2095 8834 7616 1211 2088 353 62 209 930 134 72 1047 965 .274 .360 .419 .779 115 3192 124 13 79 79 67
1993 36 2214 9310 7999 1283 2199 385 63 218 997 137 75 1125 1011 .275 .362 .421 .783 116 3364 129 17 86 83 71
1994 37 2306 9682 8321 1350 2296 406 65 230 1040 139 75 1166 1058 .276 .363 .423 .786 116 3522 137 18 89 88 75
1995 38 2390 9967 8570 1386 2369 420 65 244 1084 143 75 1197 1099 .276 .363 .426 .789 117 3651 143 20 89 91 79

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
1977 20 11 37 32 5 8 1 0 0 2 2 4 6 .250 .333 .281 .615 3 11
1978 21 139 579 492 78 146 13 7 3 63 7 65 65 .297 .375 .370 .744 69 139
1979 22 128 520 424 74 120 14 8 3 41 20 77 66 .283 .391 .375 .766 62 127
1980 23 145 570 478 69 112 19 1 1 46 8 74 79 .234 .333 .285 .618 46 145
1981 24 165 594 517 82 143 23 6 8 61 8 65 64 .277 .357 .391 .747 73 109
1982 25 152 627 566 80 166 23 8 16 69 11 50 58 .293 .349 .447 .796 88 152
1983 26 161 735 654 102 217 42 6 13 78 18 71 70 .332 .393 .474 .867 123 161
1984 27 143 640 566 97 169 26 1 14 60 6 65 63 .299 .368 .422 .790 88 143
1985 28 152 707 613 106 174 30 8 21 76 6 82 56 .284 .368 .462 .829 105 152
1986 29 144 654 586 98 159 26 6 20 75 13 64 70 .271 .341 .439 .780 89 144
1987 30 149 685 605 111 161 38 6 16 59 13 71 108 .266 .342 .428 .770 89 149
1988 31 115 491 412 61 120 19 2 13 62 2 71 61 .291 .394 .442 .836 72 115
1989 32 148 628 519 87 138 23 1 30 96 6 96 59 .266 .378 .487 .865 96 148
1990 33 132 562 478 81 118 23 2 19 65 8 78 71 .247 .349 .423 .772 71 132
1991 34 138 577 473 97 134 27 2 24 81 4 92 45 .283 .397 .501 .898 94 138
1992 35 130 556 460 84 133 27 0 20 77 6 86 46 .289 .399 .478 .878 88 130
1993 36 119 476 383 72 111 32 1 9 67 3 78 46 .290 .412 .449 .861 71 119
1994 37 131 516 449 86 129 28 3 16 55 3 55 67 .287 .361 .470 .831 77 92
1995 38 94 316 277 38 79 15 0 15 46 4 34 46 .285 .364 .502 .866 51 84
19 Yrs 2496 10470 8984 1508 2537 449 68 261 1179 148 1278 1146 .282 .370 .435 .804 1455 2390
162 Game Avg. 162 680 583 98 165 29 4 17 77 10 83 74 .282 .370 .435 .804 94 2390
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2001 BBWAA ( 2.9%)

All-Star Games
1983 *
1984 (2B)
1985 (2B)
1986 (2B)
1987

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 AL (8, 21%)
0.21 Career Shares (741st)

Gold Gloves
1983 AL (2B)
1984 AL (2B)
1985 AL (2B)
All multiple winners

Silver Sluggers
1983 AL (2B)
1984 AL (2B)
1985 AL (2B)
1987 AL (2B)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1983 June AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1983 Jun 12th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1983 AL  6.7 (6th)
1991 AL  6.7 (9th)
Career  74.9 (78th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1983 AL  6.7 (5th)
1989 AL  5.3 (8th)
1991 AL  6.7 (4th)
Career  74.9 (49th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1983 AL  6.3 (4th)
1985 AL  4.8 (10th)
1989 AL  5.1 (10th)
1991 AL  5.6 (8th)
Career  67.1 (65th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1981 AL  2.0 (4th)
1982 AL  1.9 (4th)
Career  15.4 (96th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1983 AL  .320 (3rd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1979 AL  .395 (8th)
1991 AL  .391 (10th)
1992 AL  .386 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1981 AL  109 (1st)
1983 AL  161 (4th)
Career  2,390 (86th)

At Bats s c a p y
1983 AL  643 (3rd)
Career  8,570 (99th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1983 AL  720 (2nd)
1985 AL  701 (9th)
1987 AL  684 (10th)
Career  9,967 (82nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1985 AL  102 (10th)
1987 AL  110 (3rd)
Career  1,386 (95th)

Hits s c a p y
1983 AL  206 (3rd)
Career  2,369 (127th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1983 AL  294 (7th)
Career  3,651 (138th)

Doubles s c a p y
1983 AL  40 (7th)
1987 AL  38 (3rd)
Career  420 (150th)

Triples s c a p y
1979 AL  8 (10th)
1982 AL  8 (8th)
1985 AL  8 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1989 AL  28 (7th)
Career  244 (217th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
Career  1,084 (213th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1989 AL  89 (7th)
1991 AL  90 (7th)
Career  1,197 (59th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Career  1,099 (211th)

Singles s c a p y
1983 AL  148 (2nd)
Career  1,640 (136th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1989 AL  133 (9th)
1991 AL  141 (10th)
1992 AL  137 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1983 AL  114 (5th)
1985 AL  107 (9th)
Career  1,395 (111th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1983 AL  31 (9th)
Career  231 (213th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1983 AL  3.1 (9th)
Career  22.5 (225th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
Career  729 (158th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1983 AL  273 (2nd)
1985 AL  252 (9th)
Career  3,586 (86th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1991 AL  .716 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1979 AL  14 (6th)
1980 AL  12 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1978 AL  8 (9th)
1983 AL  8 (7th)
1989 AL  9 (9th)
Career  91 (57th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
Career  79 (188th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1986 AL  20 (3rd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1983 AL  10 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
Career  180.3 (117th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1989 AL  18.2 (7th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1987 AL  462 (9th)
Career  6,599 (85th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1983 AL  33.80 (6th)
1985 AL  32.08 (7th)
1989 AL  35.94 (8th)
1991 AL  43.56 (7th)
Career  302.96 (121st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1983 AL  4.0 (5th)
1985 AL  3.7 (7th)
1989 AL  4.2 (4th)
1991 AL  4.1 (4th)
Career  29.8 (107th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1989 AL  3.4 (7th)
1991 AL  4.2 (5th)
Career  25.3 (142nd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1983 AL  3.4 (6th)
1985 AL  3.1 (7th)
1989 AL  3.6 (8th)
1991 AL  4.2 (7th)
Career  29.7 (120th)

Youngest s c a p y
1977 AL  born 1957-05-12 (6th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 31 (786), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 92 (186), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 43 (134), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (11th), 74.9 career WAR/37.8 7yr-peak WAR/56.4 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

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