Amos Otis

Center Field

1967—1984

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Center Field RANK
#47

Player Detail

Amos Joseph
GIVEN NAME
Otis
SURNAME
April 26, 1947, in Mobile, AL
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1967—1984
Playing Career
Played from 20-37
PLAYING AGE
New York Mets
Kansas City Royals
Pittsburgh Pirates
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Kansas City Royals
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
A.O.
NICKNAME
26
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 165
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 6, 1967
Major League Debut
August 5, 1984
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Amos Otis?

Sensitive, proud “AO” who could catch the ball in center as well as anyone in the 1970s.

60

HITTING

50

POWER

70

RUNNING

80

FIELDING

70

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Otis was initially drafted by the Boston Red Sox as a shortstop, but he went on to win three Gold Glove Awards as a center fielder for the Royals.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1998
2020
193
1007
.277
5 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1978 Royals

31 Years Old

.298
AVG
22
HR
96
RBI
74
RUNS
.380
OBP
145
HITS
30
2B
7
3B
.525
SLG
66
BB
32
SB
7.4
WAR
Helped Kansas City to their third straight division title.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.277
.343
.425

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.768
.729
106.0

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
37.6
60.2

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

Amos Otis 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
Otis
531
147
79
27
5
14
73
55
73
25
226
204
.277
.343
.425
768
AVG CF
537
144
74
23
5
12
65
50
80
17
213
197
.268
.332
.397
.729

Amos Otis Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
47
48
36
43
28
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
44
42
73
46
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Amos Otis PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
42.8
32.5
20.7
17.6
3.47
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Amos Otis
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
288.9
182.7
127.3
86.1
23.4
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Amos Otis
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— 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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