Bobby Grich

Second Base

1970—1986

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Player LeveL
Elite
All-time rank
#49
Second Base RANK
#9

Player Detail

Robert Anthony
GIVEN NAME
Grich
SURNAME
January 15, 1949, in Muskegon, MI
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1970—1986
Playing Career
Played from 21-37
PLAYING AGE
Baltimore Orioles
California Angels
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
California Angels
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
4
UNIFORM NUMBER
#7 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-2 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
June 29, 1970
Major League Debut
October 2, 1986
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Bobby Grich?

Slick-fielding second baseman, career shortened by back injuries.

60

HITTING

60

POWER

50

RUNNING

70

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
Hampered by a back injury, Bobby Grich played first base in the final game of his career, which happened to be the pivotal Game Seven of the 1986 American League Playoffs.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2008
1833
224
864
.266
6 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1973 Orioles

24 Years Old

.251
AVG
12
HR
50
RBI
82
RUNS
.373
OBP
146
HITS
29
2B
7
3B
.387
SLG
107
BB
17
SB
8.3
WAR
Best defensive season ever by a second baseman.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.266
.371
.424

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.794
.666
119.6

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
58.7
58.2

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

Bobby Grich 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
Grich
503
134
75
23
3
16
63
79
93
8
213
219
.266
.371
.424
794
AVG 2B
538
138
66
21
4
7
54
47
66
13
187
187
.257
.317
.349
.666

Bobby Grich Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
9
7
9
8
14
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
8
11
10
12
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Bobby Grich PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
71.1
46.3
35.0
22.9
5.73
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Bobby Grich
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
327.8
191.0
141.1
90.9
26.4
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Bobby Grich
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— 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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