Joe Kuhel

First Base

1930—1947

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
First Base RANK
NR

Player Detail

Joseph Anthony
GIVEN NAME
Kuhel
SURNAME
June 25, 1906, in Cleveland, OH
BORN
February 26, 1984, in Kansas City, KS, USA
DIED
1930—1947
Playing Career
Played from 24-41
PLAYING AGE
Washington Senators
Chicago White Sox
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Washington Senators
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
3
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
July 31, 1930
Major League Debut
May 11, 1947
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Joe Kuhel?

Last name pronounced COOL, as in “There goes Joe Cool, the slick first baseman for the Senators.” Kuhel was a decent first baseman, and he had some pop in his bat, but he had to contend with 475-foot power alleys at Griffith Stadium in D.C. Probably would have been a 30-homer guy had he played elsewhere during his prime.

50

HITTING

50

POWER

40

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

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2104
2212
131
1049
.277

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1945 Senators

39 Years Old

.285
AVG
2
HR
75
RBI
73
RUNS
.379
OBP
152
HITS
29
2B
13
3B
.400
SLG
79
BB
10
SB
4.3
WAR
Nearly helped Senators win the American League pennant.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.277
.359
.406

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.765
.808
94.6

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
24.1
52.3

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

Joe Kuhel 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
Kuhel
527
146
82
27
7
9
69
65
40
12
214
213
.277
.359
.406
765
AVG 1B
528
151
80
28
6
14
101
64
51
6
234
217
.286
.365
.443
.808

Joe Kuhel Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
NR
NR
92
78
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
90
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Joe Kuhel PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
26.6
21.6
11.6
11.5
2.04
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Joe Kuhel
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
242.7
147.1
82.6
73.5
18.6
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Joe Kuhel
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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