Robby Thompson

Second Base

1986—1996

robby-thompson-second-baseman-giants
Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
Second Base RANK
#40

Player Detail

Robert Randall
GIVEN NAME
Thompson
SURNAME
May 10, 1962, in West Palm Beach, FL
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1986—1996
Playing Career
Played from 24-34
PLAYING AGE
San Francisco Giants
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
San Francisco Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
6
UNIFORM NUMBER
#2 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 165
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 8, 1986
Major League Debut
September 22, 1996
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Robby Thompson?

No, not Bobbbby Thomson… This is the wiry fella who played second base for the Giants in the 1980s.

40

HITTING

40

POWER

50

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Robby used the same batting glove for most of his career, so much that by his final seasons it was barely held together by stitches and fabric.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1304
1187
119
458
.257
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

1993 SF Giants

31 Years Old

.312
AVG
19
HR
65
RBI
85
RUNS
.375
OBP
154
HITS
30
2B
2
3B
.496
SLG
45
BB
10
SB
6.3
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.257
.329
.403

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.733
.701
104.7

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
32.1
58.2

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

Robby Thompson 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
Thompson
529
136
77
27
4
14
52
50
113
12
213
194
.257
.329
.403
733
AVG 2B
535
141
69
24
4
8
60
51
81
15
198
196
.263
.330
.371
.701

Robby Thompson Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
40
48
37
44
100
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
49
38
34
32
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Robby Thompson PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
33.9
30.4
23.3
17.6
4.21
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Robby Thompson
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
164.1
137.7
105.9
73.0
20.3
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Robby Thompson
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).

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x