John Stearns

Catcher

1974—1984

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
Catcher RANK
#64

Player Detail

John Hardin
GIVEN NAME
Stearns
SURNAME
August 21, 1951, in Denver, CO
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1974—1984
Playing Career
Played from 22-32
PLAYING AGE
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Mets
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Mets
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Bad Dude
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
#6 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 185
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 22, 1974
Major League Debut
September 30, 1984
FINAL GAME

50

HITTING

40

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

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
810
696
46
312
.260
4 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1978 Mets

26 Years Old

.264
AVG
15
HR
73
RBI
65
RUNS
.364
OBP
126
HITS
24
2B
1
3B
.413
SLG
70
BB
25
SB
5.3
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.260
.341
.375

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.717
.700
102.8

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
19.6
43.9

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

One Degree Of Separation

The Phillies selected Stearns with the #2 pick in the 1973 Draft, one spot ahead of Yount and two ahead of Dave Winfield.

Contemporaries

John Stearns 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
Stearns
522
135
65
30
2
9
61
63
57
18
196
203
.260
.341
.375
717
AVG C
530
133
55
24
2
12
76
58
76
3
199
194
.251
.325
.375
.700

John Stearns Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
64
76
56
72
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Catcher BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
76
62
67
43
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

John Stearns PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
19.7
19.5
14.7
12.5
3.94
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = John Stearns
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
93.0
88.6
UNK
53.7
18.6
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = John Stearns
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME C

— 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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