Elbie Fletcher

First Base

1934—1949

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
First Base RANK
#50

Player Detail

Elburt Preston
GIVEN NAME
Fletcher
SURNAME
March 18, 1916, in Milton, MA
BORN
March 9, 1994, in Milton, MA, USA
DIED
1934—1949
Playing Career
Played from 18-33
PLAYING AGE
Boston Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Pittsburgh Pirates
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
5
UNIFORM NUMBER
#5 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
September 16, 1934
Major League Debut
October 2, 1949
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Elbie Fletcher?

Sort of the Wally Joyner of his time.

60

HITTING

50

POWER

50

RUNNING

50

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
Fletcher won a contest held to determine which Boston-area high school player was most likely to reach the major leagues. The prize was an invitation to the Braves spring training camp, where Elbie received a contract offer.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1415
1323
79
616
.271
1 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1941 Pirates

25 Years Old

.288
AVG
11
HR
74
RBI
95
RUNS
.421
OBP
150
HITS
29
2B
13
3B
.457
SLG
118
BB
5
SB
5.9
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.271
.384
.390

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.774
.783
98.9

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
30.8
52.3

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

Elbie Fletcher 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
Fletcher
502
136
74
23
6
8
63
88
51
3
196
228
.271
.384
.390
774
AVG 1B
533
152
74
27
6
12
93
58
46
5
227
212
.285
.358
.425
.783

Elbie Fletcher Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
50
69
56
62
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
69
53
41
57
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Elbie Fletcher PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
33.1
28.6
24.8
15.6
3.78
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Elbie Fletcher
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
180.8
151.4
115.7
78.8
20.6
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Elbie Fletcher
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— 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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