Tony Peña

Catcher

1980—1997

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Catcher RANK
#35

Player Detail

Antonio Francesco
GIVEN NAME
Pena
SURNAME
June 4, 1957, in Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi, D.R.
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1980—1997
Playing Career
Played from 23-40
PLAYING AGE
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals
Boston Red Sox
Cleveland Indians
Houston Astros
Chicago White Sox
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
Pittsburgh Pirates
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
6
UNIFORM NUMBER
#8 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-0 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 1, 1980
Major League Debut
September 28, 1997
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Tony Peña?

Pioneered catching method where he sat on the ground. Had a rifle arm.

40

HITTING

40

POWER

30

RUNNING

80

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
Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Tony’s mom was the one who spent time with him, teaching him how to play baseball.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1988
1687
107
708
.260
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

1984 Pirates

27 Years Old

.286
AVG
15
HR
78
RBI
77
RUNS
.333
OBP
156
HITS
27
2B
2
3B
.425
SLG
36
BB
12
SB
5.9
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.260
.309
.364

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.673
.699
96.5

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
24.7
43.9

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

Tony Peña 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
Pena
550
143
57
25
2
9
60
39
72
7
200
184
.260
.309
.364
673
AVG C
536
135
58
25
2
14
76
51
89
3
204
190
.251
.318
.381
.699

Tony Peña Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
35
55
59
46
48
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
54
33
23
31
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Tony Peña PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
24.7
24.7
20.7
13.8
2.01
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Tony Peña
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
179.6
119.8
90.0
60.2
14.6
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Tony Peña
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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