Tony Taylor

Second Base

1958—1976

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
Second Base RANK
#96

Player Detail

Antonio Nemesio
GIVEN NAME
Taylor
SURNAME
December 19, 1935, in Central Alava, , Cuba
BORN
July 16, 2020, in Hialeah, FL, USA
DIED
1958—1976
Playing Career
Played from 22-40
PLAYING AGE
Chicago Cubs
Philadelphia Phillies
Detroit Tigers
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Philadelphia Phillies
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
Chino
NICKNAME
8
UNIFORM NUMBER
#1 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-9 / 170
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 15, 1958
Major League Debut
September 29, 1976
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Tony Taylor?

A solid and dependable performer, Taylor set a Phillies team record by playing 1,003 games at second base (later broken by Chase Utley), and his six steals of home ranks him second on the Phillies’ all-time list. Taylor appeared on a live satellite broadcast feed on July 23, 1962, in the first live transatlantic broadcast, relayed by Telstar in the 20 minutes that it orbited over the Atlantic Ocean. As lead-in filler before a speech by President John F. Kennedy, a 90-second clip of a game between the Phillies and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, featuring Taylor hitting a ball pitched by Cal Koonce to right fielder George Altman, was captured and broadcast live to Europe.

30

HITTING

20

POWER

60

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Tony’s father was American, his mother was Cuban, and his maternal grandparents were Chinese.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2195
2007
75
598
.261
2 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1963 Phillies

27 Years Old

.281
AVG
5
HR
49
RBI
102
RUNS
.330
OBP
180
HITS
20
2B
10
3B
.367
SLG
42
BB
23
SB
4.7
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.261
.321
.352

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.673
.657
102.6

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
20.8
58.2

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

Tony Taylor 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
Taylor
542
142
71
21
6
5
42
43
76
17
191
190
.261
.321
.352
673
AVG 2B
539
137
64
20
4
6
51
46
64
9
184
187
.254
.315
.341
.657

Tony Taylor Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
96
104
NR
82
72
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
79
92
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Tony Taylor PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
23.2
18.4
11.8
10.1
1.71
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Tony Taylor
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
196.9
123.4
78.8
60.6
14.5
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Tony Taylor
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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