Gary Gaetti

Third Base

1981—2000

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Third Base RANK
#48

Player Detail

Gary Joseph
GIVEN NAME
Gaetti
SURNAME
August 19, 1958, in Centralia, IL
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1981—2000
Playing Career
Played from 22-41
PLAYING AGE
Minnesota Twins
California Angels
Kansas City Royals
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs
Boston Red Sox
Teams Played For
Third Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Twinkies
PRIMARY TEAM
1987
World Series titles
The Rat, G-Man
NICKNAME
8
UNIFORM NUMBER
#5 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 20, 1981
Major League Debut
April 12, 2000
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Gary Gaetti?

Bushy mustache, good glove, low batting average.

50

HITTING

60

POWER

50

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
In the 1987 AL Championship Series for the Twins, Gary became the first player to hit home runs in his first two postseason plate appearances.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2507
2280
360
1341
.255
2 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1986 Twins

27 Years Old

.287
AVG
34
HR
108
RBI
91
RUNS
.347
OBP
171
HITS
34
2B
1
3B
.519
SLG
52
BB
14
SB
5.8
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.255
.308
.434

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.741
.737
101.0

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
33.5
57.0

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

Gary Gaetti 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
Gaetti
547
139
69
27
2
22
82
39
98
6
237
184
.255
.308
.434
741
AVG 3B
534
142
71
26
3
14
80
53
87
7
216
198
.265
.333
.404
.737

Gary Gaetti Rankings

AT Third Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
48
43
68
42
35
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Third Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
34
75
82
88
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Gary Gaetti PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
42.1
25.0
18.3
13.4
2.72
70.0
44.1
31.5
21.6
5.03
BLUE = Gary Gaetti
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
244.8
128.5
91.2
62.9
15.8
347.8
200.2
143.2
95.5
25.6
BLUE = Gary Gaetti
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 3B

— 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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