Walker Cooper

Catcher

1940—1957

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Catcher RANK
#50

Player Detail

William Walker
GIVEN NAME
Cooper
SURNAME
January 8, 1915, in Atherton, MO
BORN
April 11, 1991, in Scottsdale, AZ, USA
DIED
1940—1957
Playing Career
Played from 25-42
PLAYING AGE
St. Louis Cardinals
New York Giants
Boston Braves
Milwaukee Braves
Chicago Cubs
Teams Played For
Catcher
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
1942, 1944
World Series titles
Walk
NICKNAME
15
UNIFORM NUMBER
#5 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-3 / 210
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 25, 1940
Major League Debut
September 20, 1957
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Walker Cooper?

Brother to pitcher Mort; member of two championship teams for Cardinals during World War II.

60

HITTING

60

POWER

40

RUNNING

50

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
Walker became the second player to catch his brother (Mort) in as many as 100 major league games. The other was Rick Ferrell with brother Wes.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1473
1341
173
812
.285
8 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1947 New York Giants

32 Years Old

.305
AVG
35
HR
122
RBI
79
RUNS
.340
OBP
157
HITS
24
2B
8
3B
.586
SLG
24
BB
2
SB
4.8
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.285
.332
.464

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.796
.705
112.9

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
25.1
43.9

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

Walker Cooper 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
Cooper
556
158
68
28
5
20
96
37
42
2
258
198
.285
.332
.464
796
AVG C
534
135
56
21
3
13
77
56
61
2
202
194
.253
.326
.379
.705

Walker Cooper Rankings

AT Catcher BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
50
43
43
41
47
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
45
40
63
45
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Walker Cooper PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
27.3
23.0
15.0
12.4
3.00
53.0
34.7
25.3
17.3
4.40
BLUE = Walker Cooper
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
168.3
122.2
UNK
59.4
18.5
307.6
181.0
130.7
87.6
24.8
BLUE = Walker Cooper
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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