Steve Yeager

Catcher

1972—1986

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
NR
Catcher RANK
#87

Player Detail

Stephen Wayne
GIVEN NAME
Yeager
SURNAME
November 24, 1948, in Huntington, WV
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1972—1986
Playing Career
Played from 23-37
PLAYING AGE
Los Angeles Dodgers
Seattle Mariners
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
Los Angeles Dodgers
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
#8 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 190
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
August 2, 1972
Major League Debut
August 29, 1986
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Steve Yeager?

Nearly became baseball’s second fatality when he was struck in the neck by a jagged piece of a bat. Physician hopped out of the stands and helped save Yeager’s life.

40

HITTING

30

POWER

30

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
Yeager suffered a grisly injury in a game in 1976 when a jagged piece of a bat sliced into his throat in San Diego. Only the quick action by a doctor in the stands helped reduce the injury to Yeager, who wore a protective flap over his neck the rest of his career.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1269
816
102
410
.228

Teammate Team

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

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.228
.298
.355

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.653
.693
94.5

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
16.3
43.9

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

Steve Yeager 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
Yeager
536
122
53
18
2
15
61
51
109
2
190
177
.228
.298
.355
653
AVG C
532
132
55
23
2
13
75
56
77
3
198
191
.249
.321
.372
.693

Steve Yeager Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
87
97
NR
88
NR
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
84
98
90
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Steve Yeager PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
17.9
14.7
12.2
8.1
2.28
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Steve Yeager
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
105.3
78.1
UNK
42.4
13.4
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Steve Yeager
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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