Al Rosen

Third Base

1947—1956

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Third Base RANK
#28

Player Detail

Albert Leonard
GIVEN NAME
Rosen
SURNAME
February 29, 1924, in Spartanburg, SC
BORN
March 13, 2015, in Rancho Mirage, CA, USA
DIED
1947—1956
Playing Career
Played from 23-32
PLAYING AGE
Cleveland Indians
Teams Played For
Third Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Cleveland Indians
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Flip
NICKNAME
7
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 10, 1947
Major League Debut
September 30, 1956
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Al Rosen?

Started his career four years late due to service in WWII. Starred for Indians, tutored by Hank Greenberg.

60

HITTING

70

POWER

30

RUNNING

40

FIELDING

40

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Rosen is the only former MVP to later earn baseball’s Executive of the Year award.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1044
1063
192
717
.285
4 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1953 AL MVP

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1953 Indians

29 Years Old

.336
AVG
43
HR
145
RBI
115
RUNS
.422
OBP
201
HITS
27
2B
5
3B
.613
SLG
85
BB
8
SB
10.1
WAR
Only 10-WAR season by a third baseman.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.285
.384
.495

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.879
.745
118.3

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
32.7
57.0

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Al Rosen Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Rosen
511
146
83
23
3
26
98
81
53
5
253
230
.285
.384
.495
879
AVG 3B
520
141
73
23
5
10
67
68
51
5
202
212
.271
.358
.388
.745

Al Rosen Rankings

AT Third Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
28
47
23
44
39
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Third Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
64
33
19
15
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Al Rosen PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
32.3
33.2
30.1
21.9
5.01
70.0
44.1
31.5
21.6
5.03
BLUE = Al Rosen
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
186.6
186.2
155.5
104.6
28.9
347.8
200.2
143.2
95.5
25.6
BLUE = Al Rosen
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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