Rico Petrocelli

Shortstop

1963—1976

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Shortstop RANK
#31

Player Detail

Americo Peter
GIVEN NAME
Petrocelli
SURNAME
June 27, 1943, in Brooklyn, NY
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1963—1976
Playing Career
Played from 20-33
PLAYING AGE
Boston Red Sox
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
Boston Red Sox
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
6
UNIFORM NUMBER
#5 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 21, 1963
Major League Debut
September 14, 1976
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Rico Petrocelli?

Popular Italian shortstop who hit lots of homers and was young star on Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox.

60

HITTING

60

POWER

40

RUNNING

40

FIELDING

80

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
In 1969 when he set a career-high with 40 homers, Rico belted 25 before the All-Star break.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1553
1352
210
773
.251
2 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1969 Red Sox

26 Years Old

.297
AVG
40
HR
97
RBI
92
RUNS
.403
OBP
159
HITS
32
2B
2
3B
.589
SLG
98
BB
3
SB
10.0
WAR
Greatest fluke season in history? Probably.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.251
.332
.420

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.752
.631
119.7

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
36.1
55.4

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

Rico Petrocelli 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
Petrocelli
524
131
64
23
2
20
75
64
90
1
220
198
.251
.332
.420
752
AVG SS
538
130
60
19
4
7
48
46
74
11
176
179
.242
.303
.327
.631

Rico Petrocelli Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
31
41
26
43
54
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Shortstop BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
43
32
20
22
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Rico Petrocelli PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
39.1
33.1
27.7
19.7
4.07
67.7
43.1
30.3
21.6
4.89
BLUE = Rico Petrocelli
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
203.7
160.7
125.1
87.2
21.2
327.4
189.4
134.4
92.3
24.2
BLUE = Rico Petrocelli
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

— 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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