Tony Phillips

Second Base

1982—1999

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
Second Base RANK
#25

Player Detail

Keith Anthony
GIVEN NAME
Phillips
SURNAME
April 25, 1959, in Atlanta, GA
BORN
February 17, 2016, in Scottsdale, AZ, USA
DIED
1982—1999
Playing Career
Played from 23-40
PLAYING AGE
Oakland A's
Detroit Tigers
California Angels
Chicago White Sox
New York Mets
Toronto Blue Jays
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Detroit Tigers
PRIMARY TEAM
1989
World Series titles
Tony the Tiger
NICKNAME
18
UNIFORM NUMBER
#1 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 175
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Both / Right
BATTED / THREW
May 10, 1982
Major League Debut
August 15, 1999
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Tony Phillips?

Could play almost any position, crouched low and took a lot of walks.

60

HITTING

50

POWER

40

RUNNING

40

FIELDING

40

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Tony is the only player in major league history to have 100 or more hits, walks, runs, and strikeouts in a season where he hit fewer than 10 home runs.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2161
2023
160
819
.266

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1993 Tigers

34 Years Old

.313
AVG
7
HR
57
RBI
113
RUNS
.443
OBP
177
HITS
27
2B
0
3B
.398
SLG
132
BB
16
SB
5.6
WAR
Reached base more than 300 times, and played five different positions.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.266
.374
.389

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.763
.703
109.0

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
42.0
58.2

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

Tony Phillips 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
Phillips
502
133
86
24
3
11
54
87
99
12
195
223
.266
.374
.389
763
AVG 2B
533
142
73
25
4
8
61
51
74
14
198
196
.266
.331
.371
.703

Tony Phillips Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
25
23
27
25
35
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
23
30
29
44
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Tony Phillips PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
50.9
33.1
25.3
15.8
3.81
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Tony Phillips
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
265.9
147.7
109.1
71.3
19.9
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Tony Phillips
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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