Steve Sax

Second Base

1981—1994

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Second Base RANK
#77

Player Detail

Stephen Louis
GIVEN NAME
Sax
SURNAME
January 29, 1960, in Sacramento, CA
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1981—1994
Playing Career
Played from 21-34
PLAYING AGE
Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Yankees
Chicago White Sox
Oakland A's
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Los Angeles Dodgers
PRIMARY TEAM
1988
World Series titles
Saxie
NICKNAME
3
UNIFORM NUMBER
#1 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-11 / 185
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
August 18, 1981
Major League Debut
May 8, 1994
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Steve Sax?

Supplanted Davey Lopes at second for Dodgers. Later lost confidence and couldn’t throw the ball straight.

50

HITTING

30

POWER

70

RUNNING

30

FIELDING

20

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
In 1989, Steve set the Yankees team record for most singles in a season with 171.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1769
1949
54
550
.281
5 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1986 Dodgers

26 Years Old

.332
AVG
6
HR
56
RBI
91
RUNS
.390
OBP
210
HITS
43
2B
4
3B
.441
SLG
59
BB
40
SB
4.8
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.281
.335
.358

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.692
.693
100.2

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
23.7
58.2

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

Steve Sax 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
Sax
546
153
72
22
4
4
43
44
46
35
195
199
.281
.335
.358
692
AVG 2B
532
140
70
24
4
7
61
52
70
16
193
196
.264
.331
.362
.693

Steve Sax Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
77
87
68
72
57
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
71
72
97
67
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Steve Sax PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
25.7
21.8
13.5
13.3
2.35
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Steve Sax
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
198.6
151.1
107.0
76.6
18.1
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Steve Sax
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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