Bill Melton

Third Base

1968—1977

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Third Base RANK
NR

Player Detail

William Edwin
GIVEN NAME
Melton
SURNAME
July 7, 1945, in Gulfport, MS
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1968—1977
Playing Career
Played from 22-31
PLAYING AGE
Chicago White Sox
California Angels
Cleveland Indians
Teams Played For
Third Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Chicago White Sox
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Beltin' Bill
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-2 / 200
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
May 4, 1968
Major League Debut
August 30, 1977
FINAL GAME

50

HITTING

60

POWER

40

RUNNING

30

FIELDING

30

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1144
1004
160
591
.253
1 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1971 White Sox

25 Years Old

.269
AVG
33
HR
86
RBI
72
RUNS
.352
OBP
146
HITS
18
2B
2
3B
.492
SLG
61
BB
3
SB
5.7
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.253
.337
.419

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.756
.694
109.3

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
18.3
57.0

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

Bill Melton 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
Melton
523
132
65
21
1
21
78
63
88
3
219
201
.253
.337
.419
756
AVG 3B
533
134
63
20
3
13
72
54
75
7
198
192
.251
.322
.372
.694

Bill Melton Rankings

AT Third Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
134
93
NR
NR
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
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Bill Melton PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
18.7
18.0
14.9
12.0
2.64
70.0
44.1
31.5
21.6
5.03
BLUE = Bill Melton
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
122.8
110.1
UNK
63.4
17.3
347.8
200.2
143.2
95.5
25.6
BLUE = Bill Melton
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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