Paul Molitor

Hall of Fame

Third Base

1978—1998

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Player LeveL
Elite
All-time rank
#84
Third Base RANK
#12

Player Detail

Paul Leo
GIVEN NAME
Molitor
SURNAME
August 22, 1956, in St. Paul, MN
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1978—1998
Playing Career
Played from 21-41
PLAYING AGE
Milwaukee Brewers
Toronto Blue Jays
Minnesota Twins
Teams Played For
Third Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Milwaukee Brewers
PRIMARY TEAM
1993
World Series titles
The Ignitor
NICKNAME
4
UNIFORM NUMBER
#1 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 185
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 7, 1978
Major League Debut
September 27, 1998
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Paul Molitor?

Ignitor at top of the lineup, teamed for many years with Robin Yount in Milwaukee.

75

HITTING

60

POWER

65

RUNNING

40

FIELDING

40

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
In his first World Series Game, in 1982, Paul Molitor set a record with five hits.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2683
3319
234
1307
.306
7 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1982 Brewers

25 Years Old

.302
AVG
19
HR
71
RBI
136
RUNS
.366
OBP
201
HITS
26
2B
8
3B
.451
SLG
69
BB
41
SB
6.2
WAR
Leadoff for the pennant-winning Brewers.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.306
.369
.448

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.817
.726
113.0

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
57.7
57.0

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

Paul Molitor 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
Molitor
535
164
88
30
6
12
64
54
61
25
240
220
.306
.369
.448
817
AVG 3B
535
141
70
26
3
13
79
51
81
7
212
196
.264
.330
.397
.726

Paul Molitor Rankings

AT Third Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
12
1 (DH)
2 (DH)
9
DH
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
8
21
32
41
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Paul Molitor PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
75.7
39.7
25.4
17.9
4.57
70.0
44.1
31.5
21.6
5.03
BLUE = Paul Molitor
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
409.3
201.8
132.8
91.1
24.7
347.8
200.2
143.2
95.5
25.6
BLUE = Paul Molitor
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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