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Johnny Wyrostek

John Barney Wyrostek

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 12, 1919 in Fairmont City, IL
High School: Central HS (East St. Louis, IL)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1937. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1942 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 1946 [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Reds/Pirates 1942-1954

Final Game: September 26, 1954 (Age 35)
Died: December 12, 1986 in St. Louis, MO
Buried: Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 24, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1288. Josh Donaldson… #1289. Jimmie Hall… #1290. Craig Reynolds… #1291. JOHNNY WYROSTEK… #1292. Bobby Byrne… #1293. Earl Smith… #1294. Johnny Cooney… 

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
1942 22 PIT NL 9 38 35 0 4 0 1 0 3 0 3 2 .114 .184 .171 .356 3 6 0 0 0 /7O
1943 23 PIT NL 51 83 79 7 12 3 0 0 1 0 3 15 .152 .183 .190 .373 6 15 1 0 1 O/987534
1946 26 PHI NL 145 628 545 73 153 30 4 6 45 7 70 42 .281 .366 .383 .749 116 209 6 3 10 *O8/7
1947 27 PHI NL 128 524 454 68 124 24 7 5 51 7 61 45 .273 .364 .390 .754 104 177 9 4 4 *O98
1948 28 CIN NL 136 567 512 74 140 24 9 17 76 7 52 63 .273 .344 .455 .799 117 233 5 3 0 *O8 MVP-20
1949 29 CIN NL 134 535 474 54 118 20 4 9 46 7 58 63 .249 .333 .365 .698 86 173 7 2 0 *O98/7
1950 30 CIN NL 131 569 509 70 145 34 5 8 76 1 52 38 .285 .357 .418 .775 103 213 14 5 3 *O978/3 AS
1951 31 CIN NL 142 598 537 52 167 31 3 2 61 2 1 54 54 .311 .376 .391 .767 106 210 10 2 5 *O9/7 AS,MVP-19
1952 32 TOT NL 128 495 427 57 113 17 6 2 47 2 9 62 33 .265 .359 .347 .706 97 148 12 1 6 *98/73
1952 32 CIN NL 30 125 106 12 25 1 3 1 10 1 2 18 7 .236 .347 .330 .677 89 35 6 0 1 O8/93
1952 32 PHI NL 98 370 321 45 88 16 3 1 37 1 7 44 26 .274 .363 .352 .715 100 113 6 1 5 O9/78
1953 33 PHI NL 125 452 409 42 111 14 2 6 47 0 3 38 43 .271 .339 .359 .699 82 147 9 4 1 *O9/7
1954 34 PHI NL 92 296 259 28 62 12 4 3 28 0 0 29 39 .239 .314 .351 .665 74 91 7 1 3 4 93/7
11 Yrs 1221 4785 4240 525 1149 209 45 58 481 33 13 482 437 .271 .349 .383 .731 98 1622 80 25 33 4
162 Game Avg. 162 635 563 70 152 28 6 8 64 4 64 58 .271 .349 .383 .731 98 215 11 3 4
PHI (5 yrs) 588 2270 1988 256 538 96 20 21 208 15 10 242 195 .271 .353 .371 .724 98 737 37 13 23 4
CIN (5 yrs) 573 2394 2138 262 595 110 24 37 269 18 3 234 225 .278 .353 .404 .757 103 864 42 12 9
PIT (2 yrs) 60 121 114 7 16 3 1 0 4 0 6 17 .140 .183 .184 .368 5 21 1 0 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
1942 22 PIT NL 9 38 -4 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.5 1 -3 -0.4 .442 .497 -0.4 -0.0 -3 /7O
1943 23 PIT NL 51 83 -9 0 0 -1 -1 -11 -1.3 3 -8 -1.0 .475 .492 -0.9 -0.2 -7 O/987534
1946 26 PHI NL 145 628 13 -1 0 -4 -1 7 0.8 23 30 3.2 .506 .505 3.6 -0.6 34 *O8/7
1947 27 PHI NL 128 524 5 -1 0 0 -5 -1 -0.0 21 20 2.0 .500 .500 2.0 -0.4 20 *O98
1948 28 CIN NL 136 567 11 -1 1 -7 -1 3 0.2 22 25 2.5 .502 .502 3.3 -0.8 32 *O8 MVP-20
1949 29 CIN NL 134 535 -9 -1 0 -1 -4 -14 -1.5 21 7 0.6 .489 .491 0.7 -0.5 8 *O98/7
1950 30 CIN NL 131 569 4 1 0 2 -6 1 -0.0 21 23 2.2 .501 .501 2.1 -0.5 21 *O978/3 AS
1951 31 CIN NL 142 598 6 -1 1 -6 -6 -6 -0.8 23 16 1.5 .495 .496 2.3 -1.3 22 *O9/7 AS,MVP-19
1952 32 CIN NL 30 125 -1 -0 -1 0 -1 -2 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .491 .498 0.2 -0.1 2 O8/93
1952 32 PHI NL 98 370 1 -2 1 6 -4 2 0.2 14 16 1.7 .503 .502 1.0 0.2 10 O9/78
1953 33 PHI NL 125 452 -13 -2 3 -2 -5 -20 -2.1 17 -3 -0.4 .484 .488 -0.1 -0.8 -1 *O9/7
1954 34 PHI NL 92 296 -12 1 -0 4 -4 -12 -1.3 11 -1 -0.2 .486 .492 -0.5 -0.0 -4 93/7
11 Seasons 1221 4785 -9 -7 5 -10 -38 -57 -6.6 182 125 11.9 .495 .497 13.5 -5.1 134
PHI (5 yrs) 588 2270 -6 -5 3 4 -19 -23 -2.4 86 63 6.2 .496 .498 6.1 -1.6 60
CIN (5 yrs) 573 2394 11 -2 2 -12 -18 -19 -2.4 92 73 7.1 .497 .497 8.7 -3.2 85
PIT (2 yrs) 60 121 -13 0 0 -1 -1 -15 -1.8 4 -11 -1.4 .470 .493 -1.3 -0.2 -10

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
1942 PIT NL 22 LF 8 8 8 19 18 1 0 1 1.000 2.38 .983 2.30
1942 PIT NL 22 OF 8 8 8 19 18 1 0 1 1.000 2.38 .981 2.34
1943 PIT NL 23 OF 20 9 8 37 34 0 3 0 .919 1.70 .977 2.41
1943 PIT NL 23 RF 9 6 6 19 17 0 2 0 .895 1.89 .976 2.21
1943 PIT NL 23 CF 6 1 0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .978 2.73
1943 PIT NL 23 LF 5 2 2 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80 .977 2.24
1943 PIT NL 23 3B 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 0.50 .950 3.15
1943 PIT NL 23 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.50
1943 PIT NL 23 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .970 5.80
1946 PHI NL 26 OF 142 141 137 414 388 18 8 4 .981 2.86 .977 2.39
1946 PHI NL 26 CF 138 137 133 406 381 16 9 3 .978 2.88 .979 2.83
1946 PHI NL 26 LF 6 4 4 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 .975 2.25
1947 PHI NL 27 OF 126 118 113 280 261 11 8 2 .971 2.16 .977 2.42
1947 PHI NL 27 RF 100 93 89 206 190 9 7 1 .966 1.99 .978 2.10
1947 PHI NL 27 CF 27 25 24 69 67 1 1 1 .986 2.52 .977 2.76
1948 CIN NL 28 OF 130 128 128 347 331 8 8 1 .977 2.61 .978 2.39 MVP-20
1948 CIN NL 28 CF 129 128 128 344 327 9 8 1 .977 2.60 .984 2.75 MVP-20
1949 CIN NL 29 OF 129 123 99 312 293 10 9 1 .971 2.35 .977 2.48
1949 CIN NL 29 RF 80 58 54 132 123 5 4 0 .970 1.60 .977 2.06
1949 CIN NL 29 CF 69 65 45 177 168 4 5 1 .972 2.49 .978 2.84
1949 CIN NL 29 LF 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 .975 2.37
1950 CIN NL 30 OF 129 123 109 1092.0 251 238 8 5 0 .980 2.03 1.91 .978 2.34 2.31 AS
1950 CIN NL 30 RF 113 104 95 931.0 198 188 5 5 0 .975 1.87 1.71 .976 1.86 1.84 AS
1950 CIN NL 30 LF 12 10 8 87.0 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 3.10 2.50 .977 2.29 2.27 AS
1950 CIN NL 30 CF 10 9 6 74.0 17 14 3 0 0 1.000 2.07 1.70 .980 2.76 2.73 AS
1950 CIN NL 30 1B 4 3 2 24.0 22 20 2 0 4 1.000 8.25 5.50 .990 9.71 9.60 AS
1951 CIN NL 31 OF 139 138 136 1233.1 271 255 8 8 2 .970 1.92 1.89 .981 2.42 2.41 AS,MVP-19
1951 CIN NL 31 RF 139 138 136 1232.1 268 252 8 8 2 .970 1.90 1.87 .981 2.03 2.03 AS,MVP-19
1951 CIN NL 31 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30 AS,MVP-19
1952 TOT NL 32 OF 117 112 107 996.0 294 272 16 6 1 .980 2.60 2.46 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 TOT NL 32 RF 96 89 86 785.0 228 211 11 6 1 .974 2.55 2.31 .980 2.07 2.05
1952 TOT NL 32 CF 23 22 20 194.0 66 61 5 0 1 1.000 3.06 2.87 .983 2.74 2.72
1952 CIN NL 32 OF 29 27 25 242.0 76 70 6 0 0 1.000 2.83 2.62 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 CIN NL 32 CF 22 21 20 188.0 63 58 5 0 1 1.000 3.02 2.86 .983 2.74 2.72
1952 CIN NL 32 RF 9 6 5 54.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 1.67 1.11 .980 2.07 2.04
1952 CIN NL 32 1B 1 0 0 6.0 8 8 0 0 1 1.000 12.00 8.00 .990 9.90 9.80
1952 PHI NL 32 OF 88 85 82 754.0 218 202 10 6 1 .972 2.53 2.41 .981 2.31 2.29
1952 PHI NL 32 RF 87 83 81 731.0 218 202 10 6 1 .972 2.61 2.44 .980 2.07 2.05
1952 PHI NL 32 LF 2 1 1 17.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.59 1.50 .980 2.01 2.00
1952 PHI NL 32 CF 1 1 0 6.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 3.00 .983 2.70 2.70
1953 PHI NL 33 OF 110 102 97 907.0 211 192 11 8 2 .962 -2 -3 2.01 1.85 .980 2.37 2.32
1953 PHI NL 33 RF 102 95 91 848.0 197 178 11 8 3 .959 -0 -0 2.01 1.85 .981 2.00 1.96
1953 PHI NL 33 LF 8 7 6 59.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -39 1.83 1.50 .976 2.15 2.10
1954 PHI NL 34 OF 55 48 37 420.0 96 90 5 1 1 .990 4 11 2.04 1.73 .975 2.36 2.34
1954 PHI NL 34 RF 49 43 34 384.0 90 84 5 1 1 .989 4 11 2.09 1.82 .970 1.96 1.95
1954 PHI NL 34 1B 22 21 19 192.0 199 187 9 3 20 .985 -0 -1 9.19 8.91 .991 9.81 9.75
1954 PHI NL 34 LF 6 5 3 36.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 10 1.75 1.17 .971 2.17 2.17
11 Seasons OF 1105 1050 979 4648.1 2532 2372 96 64 15 .975 2 0 2.12 2.23 .978 2.36 2.38
8 Seasons RF 688 626 591 4180.1 1338 1243 54 41 8 .969 3 1 2.05 1.89 .978 1.99 2.00
7 Seasons CF 402 387 356 268.0 1085 1024 38 23 7 .979 2.79 2.64 .981 2.74 2.79
9 Seasons LF 51 37 32 200.0 94 90 4 0 1 1.000 -2 -10 2.34 1.84 .977 2.20 2.23
4 Seasons 1B 28 24 21 222.0 229 215 11 3 25 .987 -0 -1 9.16 8.07 .991 9.80 9.76
1 Season 3B 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 0.50 .950 3.15
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .970 5.80
11 Seasons TOT 1136 1074 1000 4870.1 2764 2587 108 69 40 .975 2 0 2.44 2.37 .979 2.70 2.56
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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1948 NL (20, 3%)
1951 NL (19, 2%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1951 NL  .311 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1946 NL  145 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1946 NL  545 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1946 NL  628 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1946 NL  153 (9th)
1951 NL  167 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1946 NL  209 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1946 NL  30 (5th)
1950 NL  34 (6th)
1951 NL  31 (7th)

Triples s c a p y
1948 NL  9 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1946 NL  70 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1948 NL  63 (7th)
1949 NL  63 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1947 NL  7 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1946 NL  113 (9th)
1951 NL  131 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1946 NL  76 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1946 NL  226 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1946 NL  3 (10th)
1947 NL  4 (8th)
1950 NL  5 (7th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1952 NL  9 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1948 NL  9.9 (8th)
1949 NL  7.9 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1946 NL  408 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1948 NL  2.0 (8th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1942 NL  1 (3rd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  138 (1st)
1948 NL  129 (1st)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  381 (1st)
1948 NL  327 (1st)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  16 (1st)
1948 NL  9 (4th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  9 (1st)
1948 NL  8 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  3 (3rd)
1948 NL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  113 (5th)
1951 NL  139 (3rd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 NL  252 (3rd)
1952 NL  211 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  9 (4th)
1952 NL  11 (3rd)
1953 NL  11 (3rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  7 (3rd)
1949 NL  4 (5th)
1950 NL  5 (3rd)
1951 NL  8 (2nd)
1952 NL  6 (1st)
1953 NL  8 (1st)
Career  41 (91st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1951 NL  2 (5th)
1953 NL  3 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1946 NL  142 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1946 NL  388 (1st)
1948 NL  331 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1946 NL  18 (2nd)
1952 NL  16 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1946 NL  8 (4th)
1947 NL  8 (5th)
1951 NL  8 (4th)
1953 NL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1946 NL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  2.88 (1st)
1948 NL  2.60 (5th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1946 NL  .978 (2nd)
1948 NL  .977 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1954 NL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1950 NL  1.87 (4th)
1952 NL  2.55 (1st)
1953 NL  2.01 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1947 NL  1.99 (5th)
1950 NL  1.71 (4th)
1952 NL  2.31 (1st)
1953 NL  1.85 (2nd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1950 NL  .975 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1946 NL  2.86 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1946 NL  .981 (5th)

                                         

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 (·)

Gray InkBatting - 23 (955), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1272), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1517), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (172nd), 11.9 career WAR/13.9 7yr-peak WAR/12.9 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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