Rob Wilfong

Second Base

1977—1987

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Player LeveL
Utility Player
All-time rank
NR
Second Base RANK
NR

Player Detail

Robert Daniel
GIVEN NAME
Wilfong
SURNAME
September 1, 1953, in Pasadena, CA
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1977—1987
Playing Career
Played from 23-33
PLAYING AGE
Minnesota Twins
California Angels
San Francisco Giants
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Minnesota Twins
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
7
UNIFORM NUMBER
#2 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 10, 1977
Major League Debut
May 8, 1987
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Rob Wilfong?

A solid second baseman and an excellent bunter, Wilfong was one of manager Gene Mauch’s favorite players. Wilfong played for Mauch in both Minnesota and with the California Angels. For some reason, he crushed Detroit pitcher Dave Rozema, batting .556 (10-for-18) with a home run against the right-hander.

30

HITTING

30

POWER

60

RUNNING

55

FIELDING

45

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Rob was one of baseball’s most accomplished bunters. In 1979 he led the American League with 25 sacrifice hits.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
959
668
39
261
.248

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1979 Twins

25 Years Old

.313
AVG
9
HR
59
RBI
71
RUNS
.352
OBP
131
HITS
22
2B
6
3B
.458
SLG
29
BB
11
SB
3.1
WAR
Could have been an All-Star, he was hitting .318 with 36 RBI at the break,

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.248
.303
.345

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.648
.681
95.4

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
NR
58.2

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

Rob Wilfong 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
Wilfong
536
133
63
19
5
8
52
41
77
11
185
177
.248
.303
.345
648
AVG 2B
538
141
69
23
4
7
57
47
65
14
193
190
.262
.321
.359
.681

Rob Wilfong Rankings

AT Second Base 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 Second Base BY VALUE

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

Rob Wilfong PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
7.6
NA
NA
NA
1.28
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Rob Wilfong
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

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
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Rob Wilfong
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— 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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