Johnny Kling

Catcher

1900—1913

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Catcher RANK
#69

Player Detail

John
GIVEN NAME
Kling
SURNAME
November 13, 1875, in Kansas City, MO
BORN
January 31, 1947, in Kansas City, MO, USA
DIED
1900—1913
Playing Career
Played from 25-37
PLAYING AGE
Chicago Cubs
Boston Braves
Cincinnati Reds
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
Chicago Cubs
PRIMARY TEAM
1907-08
World Series titles
Noisy
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#8 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-9 / 160
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 11, 1900
Major League Debut
September 21, 1913
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Johnny Kling?

The catcher on the Cubs great teams of the early 20th century. Overshadowed by Tinker, Evers, and Chance.

30

HITTING

30

POWER

30

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
1246
1139
20
507
.272

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1908 Cubs

32 Years Old

.276
AVG
4
HR
59
RBI
51
RUNS
.315
OBP
117
HITS
23
2B
5
3B
.382
SLG
21
BB
16
SB
4.9
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.272
.319
.357

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.676
.619
109.2

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
25.7
43.9

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

Johnny Kling 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
Kling
548
149
61
23
8
3
67
36
42
16
196
187
.272
.319
.357
676
AVG C
542
133
52
19
6
2
61
39
53
12
171
178
.246
.303
.315
.619

Johnny Kling Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
69
31
49
40
51
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
38
44
58
63
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Johnny Kling PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
29.0
22.4
15.5
11.4
3.77
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Johnny Kling
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
155.3
124.9
UNK
64.9
20.1
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Johnny Kling
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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