Graig Nettles

Third Base

1967—1988

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
#89
Third Base RANK
#14

Player Detail

Graig
GIVEN NAME
Nettles
SURNAME
August 20, 1944, in San Diego, CA
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1967—1988
Playing Career
Played from 22-43
PLAYING AGE
Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees
San Diego Padres
Atlanta Braves
Montreal Expos
Teams Played For
Third Base
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Yankees
PRIMARY TEAM
1977-78
World Series titles
Puff
NICKNAME
9
UNIFORM NUMBER
#6 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 6, 1967
Major League Debut
October 1, 1988
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Graig Nettles?

Had his coming out party on national stage when he made brilliant plays at third during 1977 World Series.

40

HITTING

60

POWER

40

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

70

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Owner George Steinbrenner traded Graig Nettles to the Padres after the third baseman’s tell-all book was released. The controversial book chronicled the dysfunctional Yankees organization.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2700
2225
390
1314
.248
6 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1976 Yankees

31 Years Old

.254
AVG
32
HR
93
RBI
88
RUNS
.327
OBP
148
HITS
29
2B
2
3B
.475
SLG
62
BB
11
SB
8.0
WAR
Led the American League in home runs.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.248
.329
.421

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.750
.707
106.5

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
55.1
57.0

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

Graig Nettles 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
Nettles
527
131
70
19
2
23
77
64
71
2
222
197
.248
.329
.421
750
AVG 3B
535
137
65
23
3
13
75
52
73
8
205
193
.257
.324
.383
.707

Graig Nettles Rankings

AT Third Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
14
10
14
12
18
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
12
15
21
18
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Graig Nettles PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
68.0
42.2
28.7
21.1
4.08
70.0
44.1
31.5
21.6
5.03
BLUE = Graig Nettles
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
318.7
168.1
120.7
80.9
19.1
347.8
200.2
143.2
95.5
25.6
BLUE = Graig Nettles
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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