Steve O’Neill

Catcher

1911—1928

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Catcher RANK
#70

Player Detail

Stephen Francis
GIVEN NAME
O'Neill
SURNAME
July 6, 1891, in Minooka, PA
BORN
January 26, 1962, in Cleveland, OH, USA
DIED
1911—1928
Playing Career
Played from 19-36
PLAYING AGE
Cleveland Indians
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
St. Louis Browns
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
Cleveland Indians
PRIMARY TEAM
1920
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
#8 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 165
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 18, 1911
Major League Debut
September 14, 1928
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Steve O'Neill?

Excellent receiver who starred mostly for the Cleveland Indians in 1920s. Excelled at preventing stolen bases, and was strong leader on 1920 World Series champion.

40

HITTING

40

POWER

35

RUNNING

75

FIELDING

70

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1590
1259
13
534
.263

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1920 Indians

28 Years Old

.321
AVG
3
HR
55
RBI
63
RUNS
.408
OBP
157
HITS
39
2B
5
3B
.440
SLG
69
BB
3
SB
4.4
WAR
For all that happened that year, O’Neill’s 1920 performance is one of the most important seasons by a catcher. He caught 96 percent of the team’s innings that year.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.263
.349
.337

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.685
.661
103.7

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
23.3
43.9

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

One Degree Of Separation

Also a fine defensive catcher who later managed a team to a World Championship. O’Neill managed the 1945 Detroit Tigers to the title.

Steve O'Neill 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
O'Neill
517
136
48
27
4
1
58
64
41
3
174
204
.263
.349
.337
685
AVG C
526
134
53
22
6
2
64
53
43
8
175
192
.256
.329
.332
.661

Steve O'Neill Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
70
61
93
51
60
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
50
55
45
52
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Steve O'Neill PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
26.1
20.6
16.8
12.1
2.65
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Steve O'Neill
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
147.1
104.2
UNK
57.9
14.9
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Steve O'Neill
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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