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Alan Wiggins

Alan Anthony Wiggins

Positions: Second Baseman, Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: February 17, 1958 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Hialeah HS (Hialeah, FL)
School: Pasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1977 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1981 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1982 [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Orioles 1981-1987

Final Game: August 28, 1987 (Age 29)
Died: January 6, 1991 in Los Angeles, CA
Buried: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA
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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
1981 23 SDP NL 15 15 14 4 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .357 .400 .357 .757 123 5 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1982 24 SDP NL 72 274 254 40 65 3 3 1 15 33 6 13 19 .256 .295 .303 .598 71 77 4 1 6 0 0 78/94
1983 25 SDP NL 144 585 503 83 139 20 2 0 22 66 13 65 43 .276 .360 .324 .684 94 163 3 1 16 0 3 7839
1984 26 SDP NL 158 692 596 106 154 19 7 3 34 70 21 75 57 .258 .342 .329 .671 90 196 2 3 14 4 1 *4 MVP-16
1985 27 TOT MLB 86 375 335 46 87 12 4 0 21 30 14 31 20 .260 .326 .319 .645 81 107 3 2 7 0 0 4
1985 27 SDP NL 10 40 37 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 .054 .103 .081 .184 -48 3 1 0 1 0 0 /4
1985 27 BAL AL 76 335 298 43 85 11 4 0 21 30 13 29 16 .285 .353 .349 .702 96 104 2 2 6 0 0 4
1986 28 BAL AL 71 270 239 30 60 3 1 0 11 21 7 22 20 .251 .309 .272 .581 62 65 0 0 5 4 0 4/D
1987 29 BAL AL 85 342 306 37 71 4 2 1 15 20 7 28 34 .232 .298 .268 .566 54 82 6 1 6 1 0 D4/7
7 Yrs 631 2553 2247 346 581 61 19 5 118 242 68 235 193 .259 .330 .309 .639 80 695 18 8 54 9 4
162 Game Avg. 162 655 577 89 149 16 5 1 30 62 17 60 50 .259 .330 .309 .639 80 178 5 2 14 2 1
SDP (5 yrs) 399 1606 1404 236 365 43 12 4 71 171 41 156 123 .260 .335 .316 .651 85 444 10 5 37 4 4
BAL (3 yrs) 232 947 843 110 216 18 7 1 47 71 27 79 70 .256 .320 .298 .618 71 251 8 3 17 5 0
NL (5 yrs) 399 1606 1404 236 365 43 12 4 71 171 41 156 123 .260 .335 .316 .651 85 444 10 5 37 4 4
AL (3 yrs) 232 947 843 110 216 18 7 1 47 71 27 79 70 .256 .320 .298 .618 71 251 8 3 17 5 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
1981 23 SDP NL 15 15 1 0 0 -1 -0 0 0.1 1 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 /7
1982 24 SDP NL 72 274 -8 5 -0 7 -2 2 0.2 9 11 1.1 .502 .501 0.3 0.5 4 78/94
1983 25 SDP NL 144 585 -2 11 2 13 -6 19 2.0 20 39 4.1 .515 .513 2.5 0.8 26 7839
1984 26 SDP NL 158 692 4 4 2 -9 5 6 0.7 23 28 3.0 .504 .504 3.8 -0.4 37 *4 MVP-16
1985 27 SDP NL 10 40 -7 0 -0 1 0 -6 -0.7 1 -4 -0.5 .432 .496 -0.7 0.2 -6 $512,500 /4
1985 27 BAL AL 76 335 2 -1 0 -15 2 -11 -1.1 11 -0 -0.0 .485 .493 1.5 -1.3 15 4
1986 28 BAL AL 71 270 -10 3 1 -1 2 -6 -0.6 9 3 0.3 .492 .496 0.4 0.1 5 4/D
1987 29 BAL AL 85 342 -19 0 1 -0 -3 -22 -2.1 12 -10 -1.0 .475 .487 -1.0 -0.3 -10 $762,500 D4/7
7 Seasons 631 2553 -40 22 7 -5 -1 -17 -1.5 86 69 7.0 .498 .501 7.0 -0.5 74 $1,275,000
SDP (5 yrs) 399 1606 -12 20 4 12 -2 21 2.3 54 75 7.7 .506 .506 6.1 1.0 64 $512,500
BAL (3 yrs) 232 947 -28 2 3 -17 1 -39 -3.7 32 -7 -0.7 .483 .492 1.0 -1.5 10 $762,500

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 26 SDP NL NLCS CHC W 5 22 19 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 .316 .381 .316 .697 6 2 0 1 0 0
1984 26 SDP NL WS DET L 5 22 22 2 8 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 .364 .364 .409 .773 9 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 10 44 41 6 14 1 0 0 2 1 2 2 4 .341 .372 .366 .738 15 2 0 1 0 0
1 NLCS 5 22 19 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 .316 .381 .316 .697 6 2 0 1 0 0
1 WS 5 22 22 2 8 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 .364 .364 .409 .773 9 0 0 0 0 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
1981 SDP NL 23 LF 4 2 0 23.0 8 6 0 2 0 .750 -1 -47 2.35 1.50 .975 2.11 2.12
1981 SDP NL 23 OF 4 2 0 23.0 8 6 0 2 0 .750 -1 -47 2.35 1.50 .980 2.35 2.35
1982 SDP NL 24 OF 68 59 51 539.0 153 140 8 5 2 .967 7 15 2.47 2.18 .978 2.25 2.26
1982 SDP NL 24 LF 50 37 34 347.2 87 78 5 4 1 .954 5 16 2.15 1.66 .973 2.08 2.08
1982 SDP NL 24 CF 19 19 15 163.1 54 52 1 1 0 .981 2 11 2.92 2.79 .983 2.66 2.67
1982 SDP NL 24 RF 6 3 2 28.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 26 2.25 1.17 .979 2.02 2.02
1982 SDP NL 24 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.40
1983 SDP NL 25 OF 105 86 60 810.0 250 242 6 2 1 .992 14 20 2.76 2.36 .980 2.27 2.26
1983 SDP NL 25 LF 63 31 28 344.0 100 95 4 1 1 .990 6 22 2.59 1.57 .977 2.03 2.02
1983 SDP NL 25 CF 49 44 26 376.0 126 122 2 2 0 .984 5 16 2.97 2.53 .983 2.78 2.77
1983 SDP NL 25 1B 45 44 28 360.1 365 330 29 6 30 .984 -0 -1 8.97 7.98 .992 9.96 9.92
1983 SDP NL 25 RF 13 11 6 90.0 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 2 31 2.40 1.85 .979 2.01 2.00
1984 SDP NL 26 2B 157 155 139 1346.2 833 391 410 32 95 .962 -9 -8 5.35 5.10 .979 5.41 5.39 MVP-16
1985 TOT MLB 27 2B 85 83 76 729.0 391 170 207 14 62 .964 -14 -23 4.65 4.44 .982 5.31 5.26
1985 SDP NL 27 2B 9 9 9 82.0 43 22 21 0 4 1.000 1 19 4.72 4.78 .982 5.47 5.47
1985 BAL AL 27 2B 76 74 67 647.0 348 148 186 14 58 .960 -15 -28 4.65 4.39 .982 5.29 5.24
1986 BAL AL 28 2B 66 59 39 512.0 278 121 151 6 40 .978 -1 -3 4.78 4.12 .981 5.10 5.05
1986 BAL AL 28 DH 1 0
1987 BAL AL 29 DH 44 36
1987 BAL AL 29 2B 33 33 29 290.2 179 78 98 3 21 .983 -1 -5 5.45 5.33 .980 5.12 5.06
1987 BAL AL 29 LF 5 2 2 23.2 9 8 0 1 0 .889 1 41 3.04 1.60 .974 2.13 2.08
1987 BAL AL 29 OF 5 2 2 23.2 9 8 0 1 0 .889 1 41 3.04 1.60 .980 2.32 2.28
5 Seasons 2B 342 330 283 2879.1 1681 760 866 55 218 .967 -25 -10 5.08 4.75 .980 5.30 5.26
4 Seasons OF 182 149 113 1395.2 420 396 14 10 3 .976 20 17 2.64 2.25 .979 2.26 2.26
4 Seasons LF 122 72 64 738.1 204 187 9 8 2 .961 11 18 2.39 1.61 .975 2.06 2.05
2 Seasons CF 68 63 41 539.1 180 174 3 3 0 .983 6 14 2.95 2.60 .983 2.74 2.74
1 Season 1B 45 44 28 360.1 365 330 29 6 30 .984 -0 -1 8.97 7.98 .992 9.96 9.92
2 Seasons RF 19 14 8 118.0 31 31 0 0 0 1.000 3 29 2.36 1.63 .979 2.01 2.01
7 Seasons TOT 569 523 424 4635.1 2466 1486 909 71 251 .971 -5 -1 4.65 4.21 .982 4.75 4.67
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1984 NL (16, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1984 NL  158 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
1984 NL  596 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1984 NL  692 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1984 NL  106 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1984 NL  75 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1983 NL  66 (2nd)
1984 NL  70 (3rd)
1985 AL  30 (8th)
Career  242 (247th)

Singles s c a p y
1984 NL  125 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1984 NL  232 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1983 NL  16 (3rd)
1984 NL  14 (2nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1984 NL  21 (1st)
1985 AL  13 (4th)

SB % s c a p y
1982 NL  84.62 (3rd)
1983 NL  83.54 (6th)
Career  78.07 (86th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1984 NL  10.5 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1984 NL  483 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1984 NL  32 (3rd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1983 NL  13 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1984 NL  157 (2nd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1984 NL  391 (1st)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1984 NL  32 (2nd)
1985 AL  14 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1984 NL  95 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 NL  5 (3rd)
1983 NL  6 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1983 NL  14 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 13 (1291), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1442), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2247), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (231st), 7.0 career WAR/7.0 7yr-peak WAR/7.0 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
198527San Diego Padres$512,5001985 USA Today survey
198729Baltimore Orioles$762,5001987 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,275,000
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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