Steve Finley

Center Field

1989—2007

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Center Field RANK
#48

Player Detail

Steven Allen
GIVEN NAME
Finley
SURNAME
March 12, 1965, in Union City, TN
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1989—2007
Playing Career
Played from 24-42
PLAYING AGE
Baltimore Orioles
Houston Astros
San Diego Padres
Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Angels
San Francisco Giants
Colorado Rockies
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Diamondbacks
PRIMARY TEAM
2001
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
12
UNIFORM NUMBER
#2 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-2 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
April 3, 1989
Major League Debut
June 3, 2007
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Steve Finley?

Never seemed to age: in 2003 at the age of 38 he became the oldest player to lead the league in triples; when he was 41, he became the only man to play 100 games in center field after the age of 40.

60

HITTING

50

POWER

60

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Steve Finley is one of only two players to play for all five National League West teams.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2583
2548
304
1167
.271
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

1996 Padres

31 Years Old

.298
AVG
30
HR
95
RBI
126
RUNS
.354
OBP
195
HITS
45
2B
9
3B
.531
SLG
56
BB
22
SB
5.8
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.271
.332
.442

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.775
.756
102.8

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
38.0
60.2

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

Steve Finley 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
Finley
539
146
83
26
7
17
67
48
75
18
238
198
.271
.332
.442
775
AVG CF
535
144
80
26
5
15
69
52
98
21
224
201
.270
.337
.419
.756

Steve Finley Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
48
44
47
41
44
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
39
46
99
66
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Steve Finley PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
44.2
31.9
18.2
16.5
2.77
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Steve Finley
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
305.4
162.9
107.1
79.2
19.1
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Steve Finley
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— 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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