Jack Meyers

Catcher

1909—1917

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Catcher RANK
#71

Player Detail

John Tortes
GIVEN NAME
Meyers
SURNAME
July 29, 1880, in Riverside, CA
BORN
July 25, 1971, in San Bernardino, CA, USA
DIED
1909—1917
Playing Career
Played from 28-36
PLAYING AGE
New York Giants
Brooklyn Dodgers
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Chief (unwanted racist nickname)
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#8 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 194
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 15, 1909
Major League Debut
October 4, 1917
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Jack Meyers?

Meyers was an excellent catcher for John McGraw’s Giants in the early 20th century. He handled the racism and overt prejudice that came with being a Native American at that time in America. Newspapers and teammates typically called him “Chief,” an unwanted nickname that indicates how insensitive American culture was at that time toward minority groups.

60

HITTING

50

POWER

40

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

60

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
992
826
14
369
.291

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1912 New York Giants

31 Years Old

.359
AVG
6
HR
60
RBI
60
RUNS
.441
OBP
133
HITS
16
2B
5
3B
.477
SLG
47
BB
8
SB
4.4
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.291
.367
.378

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.744
.622
119.7

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
23.2
43.9

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

Jack Meyers 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
Meyers
527
154
51
22
8
3
68
51
32
8
199
216
.291
.367
.378
744
AVG C
538
132
46
19
6
2
56
43
51
10
170
179
.246
.307
.315
.622

Jack Meyers Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
71
40
42
52
67
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Catcher BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
52
52
33
55
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Jack Meyers PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
25.2
21.3
18.1
11.9
4.11
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Jack Meyers
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
123.3
108.7
88.3
58.5
20.1
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Jack Meyers
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

— 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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