Ken Oberkfell

Third Base

1977—1992

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
Third Base RANK
#90

Player Detail

Kenneth Ray
GIVEN NAME
Oberkfell
SURNAME
May 4, 1956, in Highland, IL
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1977—1992
Playing Career
Played from 21-36
PLAYING AGE
St. Louis Cardinals
Atlanta Braves
Houston Astros
California Angels
Teams Played For
Third Base
PRIMARY POSITION
St. Louis Cardinals
PRIMARY TEAM
1982
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
#2 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
August 22, 1977
Major League Debut
October 4, 1992
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Ken Oberkfell?

Singles hitter who batted .300 a few times for Whitey Herzog’s Cardinals.

30

HITTING

20

POWER

60

RUNNING

60

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
When he played for Atlanta, Ken was part of the so-called “Bearded Braves” along with teammates Glenn Hubbard and Bruce Sutter.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1602
1354
29
446
.278

Teammate Team

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

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.278
.351
.362

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.713
.723
99.0

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
22.2
57.0

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

Ken Oberkfell 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
Oberkfell
529
147
61
26
5
3
48
59
39
7
192
209
.278
.351
.362
713
AVG 3B
535
140
67
25
3
13
80
53
79
10
211
196
.261
.328
.395
.723

Ken Oberkfell Rankings

AT Third Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
90
90
NR
97
NR
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
NR
95
86
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Ken Oberkfell PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
22.4
22.0
17.7
10.2
2.26
70.0
44.1
31.5
21.6
5.03
BLUE = Ken Oberkfell
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
144.9
105.6
UNK
49.8
14.6
347.8
200.2
143.2
95.5
25.6
BLUE = Ken Oberkfell
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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