Kenny Lofton

Center Field

1991—2007

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Player LeveL
Elite
All-time rank
#58
Center Field RANK
#11

Player Detail

Kenneth
GIVEN NAME
Lofton
SURNAME
May 31, 1967, in East Chicago, IN
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1991—2007
Playing Career
Played from 24-40
PLAYING AGE
Houston Astros
Cleveland Indians
Atlanta Braves
San Francisco Giants
Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Cleveland Indians
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
K-Lo
NICKNAME
7
UNIFORM NUMBER
#1 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
September 14, 1991
Major League Debut
September 29, 2007
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Kenny Lofton?

Talented, speedy leadoff man who got somewhat lost in comparison to Tim Raines and Rickey Handerson.

60

HITTING

30

POWER

80

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
Kenny Lofton played guard for the Arizona Wildcats in 1988 when they reached the NCAA Final Four.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2103
2428
130
781
.299
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

1993 Indians

26 Years Old

.325
AVG
1
HR
42
RBI
116
RUNS
.408
OBP
185
HITS
28
2B
8
3B
.408
SLG
81
BB
70
SB
7.6
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.299
.372
.423

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.794
.757
105.3

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
55.8
60.2

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

Kenny Lofton 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
Lofton
528
158
99
25
8
8
51
61
66
40
223
221
.299
.372
.423
794
AVG CF
534
145
81
27
5
14
73
52
95
20
223
202
.271
.339
.418
.757

Kenny Lofton Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
11
9
15
10
39
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
9
13
15
14
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Kenny Lofton PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
68.4
43.2
31.0
21.3
5.26
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Kenny Lofton
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
293.6
157.1
104.4
72.7
22.6
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Kenny Lofton
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— 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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