Chris Speier

Shortstop

1971—1989

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
Shortstop RANK
#84

Player Detail

Chris Edward
GIVEN NAME
Speier
SURNAME
June 28, 1950, in Alameda, CA
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1971—1989
Playing Career
Played from 21-39
PLAYING AGE
San Francisco Giants
Montreal Expos
Minnesota Twins
Chicago Cubs
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
San Francisco Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
The Alameda Rifle
NICKNAME
4
UNIFORM NUMBER
#8 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 7, 1971
Major League Debut
October 1, 1989
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Chris Speier?

An icon in San Francisco where he spent most of his understated career. Speier had a phenomenal throwing arm and he was an All-Star in 1972, 1973, and 1974 for the Giants.

30

HITTING

30

POWER

50

RUNNING

60

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

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2260
1759
112
720
.246
3 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1972 SF Giants

22 Years Old

.269
AVG
15
HR
71
RBI
74
RUNS
.361
OBP
151
HITS
25
2B
2
3B
.400
SLG
82
BB
9
SB
6.1
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.246
.327
.349

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.676
.633
107.0

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
26.5
55.4

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

Chris Speier 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
Speier
526
129
57
22
4
8
53
62
73
3
184
194
.246
.327
.349
676
AVG SS
542
134
61
20
5
5
49
44
70
15
178
180
.247
.304
.329
.633

Chris Speier Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
84
73
86
71
71
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Shortstop BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
64
90
89
87
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Chris Speier PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
30.6
22.5
16.7
13.3
2.19
67.7
43.1
30.3
21.6
4.89
BLUE = Chris Speier
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
205.0
120.7
92.1
60.8
14.6
327.4
189.4
134.4
92.3
24.2
BLUE = Chris Speier
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

— 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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