Willie Davis

Center Field

1960—1979

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Center Field RANK
#23

Player Detail

William Henry
GIVEN NAME
Davis
SURNAME
April 15, 1940, in Mineral Springs, AR
BORN
March 9, 2010, in Burbank, CA, USA
DIED
1960—1979
Playing Career
Played from 20-39
PLAYING AGE
Los Angeles Dodgers
Montreal Expos
St. Louis Cardinals
Texas Rangers
San Diego Padres
California Angels
Teams Played For
Center Field
PRIMARY POSITION
Los Angeles Dodgers
PRIMARY TEAM
1963, 1965
World Series titles
3-Dog
NICKNAME
3
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-2 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
September 8, 1960
Major League Debut
September 30, 1979
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Willie Davis?

Dodgers general manager Buzzie Bavasi said of him: “He could have been a Hall of Famer, but he had million-dollar legs and a 10-cent head.”

70

HITTING

50

POWER

70

RUNNING

70

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
Willie’s 31-game hitting streak in 1969 is the longest ever by a Dodger.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2429
2561
182
1053
.279
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

1964 Dodgers

24 Years Old

.294
AVG
12
HR
77
RBI
91
RUNS
.316
OBP
180
HITS
23
2B
7
3B
.413
SLG
22
BB
42
SB
8.3
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.279
.311
.412

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.723
.742
97.8

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
49.7
60.2

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

Willie Davis 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
Davis
560
156
74
24
8
11
64
26
60
24
231
185
.279
.311
.412
723
AVG CF
538
146
76
23
5
13
70
50
83
14
220
199
.271
.334
.408
.742

Willie Davis Rankings

AT Center Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
23
17
25
16
22
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Center Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
14
20
39
28
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Willie Davis PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
60.8
38.7
24.7
19.7
4.05
74.6
45.7
33.5
22.8
5.28
BLUE = Willie Davis
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
325.6
172.8
121.3
77.5
21.7
373.6
214.5
156.7
102.8
28.1
BLUE = Willie Davis
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME CF

— 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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