Dave Bancroft

Hall of Fame

Shortstop

1915—1930

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Shortstop RANK
#39

Player Detail

David James
GIVEN NAME
Bancroft
SURNAME
April 20, 1891, in Sioux City, IA
BORN
October 9, 1972, in Superior, WI, USA
DIED
1915—1930
Playing Career
Played from 24-39
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Giants
Boston Braves
Brooklyn Dodgers
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
Philadelphia Phillies
PRIMARY TEAM
1921-22
World Series titles
Beauty
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#2 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-9 / 160
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Both / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 14, 1915
Major League Debut
May 31, 1930
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Dave Bancroft?

When the Hall of Famer made a great play at shortstop he would yell “Beauty!”

50

HITTING

40

POWER

50

RUNNING

70

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
While playing for the Portland Beavers, Bancroft’s teammates gave him his nickname “Beautry” because he frequently referred to fat pitches as “beauties.”

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1913
2004
32
591
.279

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1921 New York Giants

30 Years Old

.319
AVG
6
HR
67
RBI
121
RUNS
.389
OBP
193
HITS
26
2B
15
3B
.441
SLG
66
BB
17
SB
7.4
WAR
Probably would have won the NL MVP had there been such an award at the time.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.279
.355
.358

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.714
.682
104.7

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
43.1
55.4

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

Dave Bancroft 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
Bancroft
523
146
76
23
6
2
43
60
35
11
187
208
.279
.355
.358
714
AVG SS
538
145
68
22
7
3
64
41
38
11
192
189
.270
.326
.356
.682

Dave Bancroft Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
39
23
28
24
23
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
20
20
31
19
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Dave Bancroft PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
49.1
37.2
25.2
20.1
4.15
67.7
43.1
30.3
21.6
4.89
BLUE = Dave Bancroft
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
270.9
170.0
111.2
83.6
22.9
327.4
189.4
134.4
92.3
24.2
BLUE = Dave Bancroft
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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