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Rob Wilfong

Robert Daniel Wilfong

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 1, 1953 in Pasadena, CA
High School: Northview HS (Covina, CA)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the 1971 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 10, 1977 (Age 23.221, 11,465th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Angels/Giants 1977-1987

Final Game: May 8, 1987 (Age 33.249)
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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
1977 23 MIN AL 73 193 171 22 42 1 1 1 13 10 4 17 26 .246 .321 .281 .602 67 48 1 2 3 0 0 4/D
1978 24 MIN AL 92 235 199 23 53 8 0 1 11 8 4 19 27 .266 .336 .322 .658 85 64 1 2 15 0 1 4/D
1979 25 MIN AL 140 485 419 71 131 22 6 9 59 11 4 29 54 .313 .352 .458 .810 114 192 2 2 25 10 3 *4/879
1980 26 MIN AL 131 467 416 55 103 16 5 8 45 10 6 34 61 .248 .308 .368 .675 80 153 8 3 11 2 3 *4/8
1981 27 MIN AL 93 339 305 32 75 11 3 3 19 2 4 29 43 .246 .311 .331 .643 81 101 1 0 5 0 1 *4
1982 28 TOT AL 80 201 183 24 38 5 2 1 16 4 2 14 30 .208 .268 .273 .541 49 50 5 1 3 0 1 4/586D7
1982 28 MIN AL 25 90 81 7 13 1 0 0 5 0 2 7 13 .160 .236 .173 .409 13 14 4 1 1 0 0 4
1982 28 CAL AL 55 111 102 17 25 4 2 1 11 4 0 7 17 .245 .294 .353 .647 77 36 1 0 2 0 1 4/586D7
1983 29 CAL AL 65 190 177 17 45 7 1 2 17 0 2 10 25 .254 .293 .339 .632 75 60 2 0 2 1 1 45/6D
1984 30 CAL AL 108 337 307 31 76 13 2 6 33 3 2 20 53 .248 .296 .362 .658 82 111 2 2 6 2 0 4/6D
1985 31 CAL AL 83 243 217 16 41 3 0 4 13 4 1 16 32 .189 .243 .258 .501 38 56 0 0 8 2 1 4/D
1986 32 CAL AL 92 316 288 25 63 11 3 3 33 1 4 16 34 .219 .263 .309 .572 56 89 4 2 8 2 2 4
1987 33 SFG NL 2 9 8 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 .125 .222 .500 .722 88 4 0 0 0 0 0 /4
11 Yrs 959 3015 2690 318 668 97 23 39 261 54 33 205 387 .248 .303 .345 .648 77 928 26 14 86 19 13
162 Game Avg. 162 509 454 54 113 16 4 7 44 9 6 35 65 .248 .303 .345 .648 77 157 4 2 15 3 2
MIN (6 yrs) 554 1809 1591 210 417 59 15 22 152 41 24 135 224 .262 .322 .360 .681 85 572 17 10 60 12 8
CAL (5 yrs) 403 1197 1091 106 250 38 8 16 107 12 9 69 161 .229 .276 .323 .598 65 352 9 4 26 7 5
SFG (1 yr) 2 9 8 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 .125 .222 .500 .722 88 4 0 0 0 0 0
AL (10 yrs) 957 3006 2682 316 667 97 23 38 259 53 33 204 385 .249 .303 .345 .648 77 924 26 14 86 19 13
NL (1 yr) 2 9 8 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 2 .125 .222 .500 .722 88 4 0 0 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
1977 23 MIN AL 73 193 -5 1 1 -2 2 -4 -0.4 7 3 0.3 .495 .498 0.5 -0.1 6 4/D
1978 24 MIN AL 92 235 -4 1 1 -3 2 -4 -0.4 8 5 0.4 .496 .498 0.8 -0.2 8 4/D
1979 25 MIN AL 140 485 5 1 2 3 4 14 1.5 17 31 3.1 .510 .509 2.9 0.7 29 *4/879
1980 26 MIN AL 131 467 -13 1 1 2 4 -4 -0.4 16 12 1.1 .496 .497 0.8 0.7 9 *4/8
1981 27 MIN AL 93 339 -6 1 1 -2 3 -4 -0.4 12 8 0.7 .496 .498 1.0 0.1 10 *4
1982 28 MIN AL 25 90 -10 -0 0 3 1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.4 .474 .496 -0.7 0.4 -6 4
1982 28 CAL AL 55 111 -4 1 1 5 1 4 0.4 4 8 0.8 .507 .503 0.3 0.6 3 4/586D7
1983 29 CAL AL 65 190 -8 -1 1 -3 2 -10 -0.9 6 -3 -0.3 .485 .494 0.0 -0.1 0 45/6D
1984 30 CAL AL 108 337 -9 1 1 2 3 -1 -0.1 12 10 1.0 .499 .499 0.8 0.6 8 4/6D
1985 31 CAL AL 83 243 -15 -0 1 8 2 -4 -0.4 8 4 0.4 .495 .497 -0.5 1.1 -4 $266,667 4/D
1986 32 CAL AL 92 316 -18 -1 1 10 3 -5 -0.5 11 6 0.5 .494 .497 -0.5 1.3 -4 $416,667 4
1987 33 SFG NL 2 9 -0 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .480 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 $62,500 /4
11 Seasons 959 3015 -87 6 11 22 25 -24 -2.2 105 80 7.6 .497 .499 5.4 5.0 58 $745,834
MIN (6 yrs) 554 1809 -33 5 6 0 14 -8 -0.7 63 56 5.3 .498 .500 5.4 1.6 55
CAL (5 yrs) 403 1197 -54 1 4 22 10 -16 -1.5 41 25 2.3 .496 .498 0.0 3.4 2 $683,334
SFG (1 yr) 2 9 -0 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .480 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 $62,500

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
1982 28 CAL AL ALCS MIL L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 32 CAL AL ALCS BOS L 4 13 13 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .308 .308 .385 .692 5 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 6 14 14 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .357 .643 5 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 6 14 14 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .357 .643 5 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
1977 MIN AL 23 2B 66 59 33 459.0 290 114 164 12 40 .959 -2 -7 5.45 4.21 .978 5.42 5.38
1977 MIN AL 23 DH 2 0
1978 MIN AL 24 2B 80 69 47 583.2 353 152 196 5 37 .986 -3 -7 5.37 4.35 .980 5.47 5.42
1978 MIN AL 24 DH 5 0
1979 MIN AL 25 2B 133 115 91 1001.0 680 287 379 14 92 .979 3 3 5.99 5.01 .978 5.50 5.43
1979 MIN AL 25 OF 3 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.43
1979 MIN AL 25 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
1979 MIN AL 25 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1979 MIN AL 25 RF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.20
1980 MIN AL 26 2B 120 101 90 931.2 578 238 337 3 85 .995 4 6 5.55 4.79 .981 5.60 5.58
1980 MIN AL 26 CF 6 6 3 46.0 9 7 1 1 0 .889 -2 -50 1.57 1.33 .983 2.92 2.92
1980 MIN AL 26 OF 6 6 3 46.0 9 7 1 1 0 .889 -2 -50 1.57 1.33 .979 2.47 2.47
1981 MIN AL 27 2B 93 81 73 724.0 460 183 268 9 52 .980 -2 -4 5.61 4.85 .982 5.54 5.52
1982 TOT AL 28 2B 50 35 31 344.1 209 66 139 4 32 .981 8 29 5.36 4.10 .981 5.35 5.33
1982 MIN AL 28 2B 22 21 18 184.2 100 31 67 2 19 .980 3 21 4.78 4.45 .981 5.35 5.33
1982 CAL AL 28 2B 28 14 13 159.2 109 35 72 2 13 .982 5 38 6.03 3.82 .981 5.35 5.33
1982 CAL AL 28 3B 5 4 3 40.0 15 1 13 1 0 .933 0 6 3.15 2.80 .954 3.06 3.04
1982 CAL AL 28 OF 3 1 0 6.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.00 0.67 .980 2.40 2.47
1982 CAL AL 28 CF 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 4.50 0.50 .980 2.70 2.85
1982 CAL AL 28 SS 2 0 0 7.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -86 3.86 1.50 .967 4.89 4.85
1982 CAL AL 28 DH 1 1
1982 CAL AL 28 LF 1 1 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 2.25 1.00 .980 2.25 2.30
1983 CAL AL 29 2B 39 30 25 299.0 203 92 110 1 26 .995 -3 -13 6.08 5.18 .981 5.36 5.32
1983 CAL AL 29 3B 13 9 7 86.0 45 11 33 1 6 .978 1 8 4.60 3.38 .955 3.07 3.05
1983 CAL AL 29 SS 6 0 0 13.0 5 4 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -65 3.46 0.83 .964 4.78 4.72
1983 CAL AL 29 DH 1 0
1984 CAL AL 30 2B 97 71 64 683.1 438 161 266 11 48 .975 3 6 5.62 4.40 .980 5.24 5.21
1984 CAL AL 30 SS 4 0 0 6.1 4 1 2 1 0 .750 -1 -189 4.26 0.75 .962 4.69 4.72
1984 CAL AL 30 DH 1 0
1985 CAL AL 31 2B 69 53 45 503.0 345 124 216 5 45 .986 8 20 6.08 4.93 .982 5.29 5.24
1985 CAL AL 31 DH 2 1
1986 CAL AL 32 2B 90 79 66 686.2 399 135 257 7 48 .982 10 17 5.14 4.36 .981 5.10 5.05
1987 SFG NL 33 2B 2 2 1 16.0 6 2 3 1 2 .833 -1 -52 2.81 2.50 .982 5.18 5.15
11 Seasons 2B 839 695 566 6231.2 3961 1554 2335 72 507 .982 25 5 5.62 4.64 .980 5.41 5.36
2 Seasons 3B 18 13 10 126.0 60 12 46 2 6 .967 1 8 4.14 3.22 .955 3.06 3.04
3 Seasons SS 12 0 0 26.1 12 6 5 1 1 .917 -2 -100 3.76 0.92 .964 4.78 4.74
3 Seasons OF 12 7 3 55.0 11 8 2 1 0 .909 -2 -41 1.64 0.83 .979 2.45 2.46
6 Seasons DH 12 2
3 Seasons CF 9 6 3 49.0 10 8 1 1 0 .900 -2 -44 1.65 1.00 .983 2.90 2.90
2 Seasons LF 2 1 0 5.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -48 1.80 0.50 .980 2.16 2.25
1 Season RF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.20
11 Seasons TOT 881 715 579 6439.0 4044 1580 2388 76 514 .981 22 4 5.55 4.50 .980 5.33 5.27
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

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1978 AL  15 (7th)
1979 AL  25 (1st)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1979 AL  10 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1979 AL  133 (5th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1979 AL  14 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1979 AL  92 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1985 AL  8 (5th)
1986 AL  10 (4th)
Career  25 (56th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1979 AL  5.99 (1st)
1984 AL  5.62 (3rd)
Career  5.62 (8th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1980 AL  .995 (1st)
Career  .982 (77th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1774), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (222nd), 7.6 career WAR/7.2 7yr-peak WAR/7.4 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1985 31 California Angels $266,667 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 32 California Angels $416,667 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 33 California Angels $400,000 ? Proofing corrections
33 San Francisco Giants $62,500 ? Proofing corrections
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,145,834
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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