Rich Gedman

Catcher

1980—1992

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
NR
Catcher RANK
NR

Player Detail

Richard Leo
GIVEN NAME
Gedman
SURNAME
September 26, 1959, in Worcester, MA
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1980—1992
Playing Career
Played from 20-32
PLAYING AGE
Boston Red Sox
Houston Astros
St. Louis Cardinals
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
Boston Red Sox
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
UNKNOWN
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 210
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 7, 1980
Major League Debut
October 4, 1992
FINAL GAME

40

HITTING

50

POWER

20

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
Rich made his debut for the Bostn Red Sox at the age of 20 in September 1980, as a pinch-hitter for Carl Yastrzemski.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1033
795
88
382
.252
2 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1985 Red Sox

25 Years Old

.295
AVG
18
HR
80
RBI
66
RUNS
.362
OBP
147
HITS
30
2B
5
3B
.484
SLG
50
BB
2
SB
5.4
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.252
.304
.399

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.703
.681
103.6

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
11.6
43.9

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

Rich Gedman 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
Gedman
547
138
57
30
2
15
66
41
88
1
218
181
.252
.304
.399
703
AVG C
538
133
57
24
2
13
71
48
84
4
199
184
.248
.310
.371
.681

Rich Gedman Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
NR
NR
NR
NR
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
NR
NR
97
54
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Rich Gedman PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
9.7
13.5
11.4
12.0
1.52
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Rich Gedman
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
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
UNK
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Rich Gedman
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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