Mel Ott

Hall of Fame

Right Field

1926—1947

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Player LeveL
Legend
All-time rank
#21
Right Field RANK
#5

Player Detail

Melvin Thomas
GIVEN NAME
Ott
SURNAME
March 2, 1909, in Gretna, LA
BORN
November 21, 1958, in New Orleans, LA, USA
DIED
1926—1947
Playing Career
Played from 17-38
PLAYING AGE
New York Giants
Teams Played For
Right Field
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
1933
World Series titles
Master Melvin
NICKNAME
4
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-9 / 170
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 27, 1926
Major League Debut
July 11, 1947
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Mel Ott?

Used high leg kick to pull the ball down the lines at the Polo Ground.

70

HITTING

70

POWER

40

RUNNING

50

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
Mel Ott was the first National Leaguer to reach 500 home runs.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2730
2876
511
1860
.304
11 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1938 New York Giants

29 Years Old

.311
AVG
36
HR
116
RBI
116
RUNS
.442
OBP
164
HITS
23
2B
6
3B
.583
SLG
118
BB
2
SB
8.8
WAR
Somehow batted 50 points higher against left-handed pitching.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.304
.414
.533

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.947
.797
118.8

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
82.7
58.5

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

Mel Ott 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
Ott
500
152
98
26
4
27
98
90
47
5
267
246
.304
.414
.533
947
AVG RF
534
156
81
28
7
12
84
54
45
8
233
213
.293
.361
.436
.797

Mel Ott Rankings

AT Right Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
5
3
4
3
3
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Right Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
3
3
5
5
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Mel Ott PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
110.7
54.7
38.1
26.0
6.56
73.7
43.4
30.3
21.5
5.03
BLUE = Mel Ott
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME RF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
524.2
244.7
177.3
110.2
31.1
389.8
205.2
143.3
96.9
26.7
BLUE = Mel Ott
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME RF

— 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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