Will Clark

First Base

1986—2000

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
First Base RANK
#18

Player Detail

William Nuschler
GIVEN NAME
Clark
SURNAME
March 13, 1964, in New Orleans, LA
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1986—2000
Playing Career
Played from 22-36
PLAYING AGE
San Francisco Giants
Texas Rangers
Baltimore Orioles
St. Louis Cardinals
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
San Francisco Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
The Thrill
NICKNAME
22
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-2 / 190
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
April 8, 1986
Major League Debut
October 1, 2000
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Will Clark?

The Thrill always met the challenge: was a fiery competitor and a great postseason performer. Known for his shrill voice and scowl.

70

HITTING

70

POWER

40

RUNNING

50

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
Will Clark was a college teammate of Rafael Palmeiro, and the two later exchanged places twice at first base in the big leagues.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1976
2176
284
1205
.303
6 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

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

BEST SEASON

1989 SF Giants

25 Years Old

.333
AVG
23
HR
111
RBI
104
RUNS
.407
OBP
196
HITS
38
2B
9
3B
.546
SLG
74
BB
8
SB
8.6
WAR
Then he hit .650 with 13 hits in the 5-game NL Championship Series.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.303
.384
.497

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.880
.807
109.7

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
46.2
52.3

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

Will Clark 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
Clark
520
158
86
32
3
21
87
68
86
5
258
230
.303
.384
.497
880
AVG 1B
526
145
74
28
2
20
98
62
95
6
238
212
.276
.354
.453
.807

Will Clark Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
18
26
26
26
18
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
19
29
23
22
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Will Clark PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
56.5
36.0
28.2
20.4
4.63
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Will Clark
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
321.4
200.0
154.3
103.4
26.3
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Will Clark
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— 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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