Dale Murphy

Center Field

1976—1993

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
Center Field RANK
#28

Player Detail

Dale Bryan
GIVEN NAME
Murphy
SURNAME
March 12, 1956, in Portland, OR
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1976—1993
Playing Career
Played from 20-37
PLAYING AGE
Atlanta Braves
Philadelphia Phillies
Colorado Rockies
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Atlanta Braves
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
The Murph
NICKNAME
3
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-4 / 210
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 13, 1976
Major League Debut
May 21, 1993
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Dale Murphy?

The most respected superstar since Joe DiMaggio. Twice an MVP for Braves.

60

HITTING

70

POWER

60

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
Dale Murphy started his career as a catcher, but partly due to the suggestion of Bobby Cox, he was switched to the outfield.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2180
2111
398
1266
.265
7 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1982, 1983 NL MVP

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1987 Braves

31 Years Old

.295
AVG
44
HR
105
RBI
115
RUNS
.417
OBP
167
HITS
27
2B
1
3B
.580
SLG
115
BB
16
SB
7.7
WAR
Basically had the same season every year from 1982 to 1987.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.265
.346
.469

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.815
.731
111.8

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
43.7
60.2

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

Dale Murphy 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
Murphy
528
140
79
23
3
26
84
65
116
11
248
207
.265
.346
.469
815
AVG CF
537
145
76
24
5
11
61
52
84
28
213
199
.269
.334
.397
.731

Dale Murphy Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
28
32
19
25
22
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
35
16
21
13
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Dale Murphy PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
46.5
41.0
28.0
21.4
3.45
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Dale Murphy
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
289.5
206.6
150.1
97.1
21.5
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Dale Murphy
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— 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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