Fred Lynn

Center Field

1974—1990

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Center Field RANK
#29

Player Detail

Fredric Michael
GIVEN NAME
Lynn
SURNAME
February 3, 1952, in Chicago, IL
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1974—1990
Playing Career
Played from 22-38
PLAYING AGE
Boston Red Sox
California Angels
Baltimore Orioles
Detroit Tigers
San Diego Padres
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Boston Red Sox
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Beach, Fragile Freddie
NICKNAME
19
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 185
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
September 5, 1974
Major League Debut
October 3, 1990
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Fred Lynn?

First rookie to win the MVP award, hit first All-Star Game grand slam.

70

HITTING

60

POWER

60

RUNNING

70

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
During his rookie season in 1975, Fred Lynn had a career-day in Detroit, blasting three home runs and driving in ten in a game against the Tigers.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1969
1960
306
1111
.283
9 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1975 AL MVP

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1979 Red Sox

27 Years Old

.333
AVG
39
HR
122
RBI
116
RUNS
.423
OBP
177
HITS
42
2B
1
3B
.637
SLG
82
BB
2
SB
8.9
WAR
Hit .364 with 34 HR, .450 OBP, and .709 SLG against right-handed pitching.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.283
.360
.484

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.845
.727
116.7

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
44.2
60.2

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

Fred Lynn 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
Lynn
524
148
80
29
3
23
84
65
85
5
254
216
.283
.360
.484
845
AVG CF
539
144
76
24
5
12
65
49
86
21
215
195
.267
.329
.399
.727

Fred Lynn Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
29
24
17
24
36
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
24
21
29
17
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Fred Lynn PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
50.2
38.3
26.6
21.0
4.13
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Fred Lynn
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
284.4
179.1
132.5
95.5
23.3
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Fred Lynn
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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