Bump Wills

Second Base

1977—1982

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
Second Base RANK
NR

Player Detail

Elliott Taylor
GIVEN NAME
Wills
SURNAME
July 27, 1952, in Washington, DC
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1977—1982
Playing Career
Played from 24-29
PLAYING AGE
Texas Rangers
Chicago Cubs
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Texas Rangers
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
UNKNOWN
BATTING ORDER
5-9 / 172
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Both / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 7, 1977
Major League Debut
October 3, 1982
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Bump Wills?

Son of Maury, nearly as fast, but not his equal as a ballplayer.

30

HITTING

30

POWER

70

RUNNING

50

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
In 1977, Bump Wills and Ranger teammate Toby Harrah hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs at Yankee Stadium, only the second time this feat has ever occurred in a major league game. The players did it on consecutive pitches.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
831
807
36
302
.266

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1977 Rangers

24 Years Old

.287
AVG
9
HR
62
RBI
87
RUNS
.361
OBP
155
HITS
28
2B
6
3B
.410
SLG
65
BB
28
SB
5.4
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.266
.335
.360

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.695
.672
103.8

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
16.4
58.2

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

Bump Wills 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
Wills
529
141
82
22
4
6
53
54
77
34
190
198
.266
.335
.360
695
AVG 2B
538
140
69
22
4
6
56
45
63
16
189
188
.261
.319
.352
.672

Bump Wills Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
124
NR
NR
NR
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
NR
NR
85
83
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Bump Wills PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
16.5
16.4
15.6
12.2
3.21
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Bump Wills
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
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Bump Wills
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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