Craig Biggio

Hall of Fame

Second Base

1988—2007

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
#76
Second Base RANK
#11

Player Detail

Craig Alan
GIVEN NAME
Biggio
SURNAME
December 14, 1965, in Smithtown, NY
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1988—2007
Playing Career
Played from 22-41
PLAYING AGE
Houston Astros
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Houston Astros
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Bidge
NICKNAME
7
UNIFORM NUMBER
#1 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 185
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
June 26, 1988
Major League Debut
September 30, 2007
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Craig Biggio?

Catcher, then a second baseman, and finally a center fielder, all for Houston, where he paired with longtime teammate Jeff Bagwell.

60

HITTING

50

POWER

60

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Craig Biggio is the only player to be named an All-Star as both a catcher and a second baseman.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2850
3060
291
1175
.281
7 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1997 Astros

31 Years Old

.309
AVG
22
HR
81
RBI
146
RUNS
.415
OBP
191
HITS
37
2B
8
3B
.501
SLG
84
BB
47
SB
9.4
WAR
Had his best defensive season; was 1-for-12 in the playoffs.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.281
.363
.433

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.796
.722
110.6

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
53.5
58.2

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

Craig Biggio 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
Biggio
522
147
88
32
3
14
56
56
84
20
226
216
.281
.363
.433
796
AVG 2B
535
143
73
27
4
10
65
49
85
13
208
198
.267
.333
.389
.722

Craig Biggio Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
11
12
13
15
5
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
14
16
11
13
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Craig Biggio PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
65.5
41.6
32.8
22.1
3.72
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Craig Biggio
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
427.6
213.1
157.3
98.9
24.3
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Craig Biggio
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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