Alfredo Griffin

Alfredo Griffin

Regular
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Want an illustration of how different baseball is from the 1980s? Alfredo Griffin (he of a career .285 on-base percentage!) batted leadoff in 592 games. That’s about four full seasons of a low-average, barely-ever-walks guy at the top of the order. One of the manager’s who did it was Tommy Lasorda.

primary position

Shortstop

primary team

Blue Jays

playing career

1976—1993

nickname

Born

October 6, 1957, in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, D.R.

died

Still Living

bats / throws

Both / Right

height / weight

5-11 / 160
Average HOF SS
Hitting
30
Power
20
Running
60
Fielding
60
Throwing
60
*The Scouting Grades are based on performance in the Major Leagues, not predictive skills typically placed on prospects.
SCOUTING SCALE
80 = Elite
70 = Excellent
60 = Above Average
50 = MLB Average
40 = Below Average
30 = Inferior
20 = Poor
double Play Partner
UNIFORM NUMBER
Not in our database
BATTING ORDER
Not in our database
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-4-1976
FINAL GAME
10-3-1993
CAREER AGE
18-35
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

2.9

career value

WAR7

9.7

long peak

WAR5C

7.1

prime

WAR3

7.6

short peak
Average HOF SS

65.9

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF SS

42.1

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

29.8

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

21.3

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

131.3

career value

WIN shares 7

88.7

long peak

Win SHares 5C

NA

prime

Win SHares 3

46.8

short peak
Average HOF SS

327.4

Career Win Shares
Average HOF SS

189.4

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

133.0

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

92.3

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

NR

Shortstop

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#52

1976—1993

All-Time

NR

POsition Players
#108
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
UNRANKED
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
UNRANKED
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.249
Batting Average
.285
On-Base Percentage
.319
Slugging Percentage
2
home runs per season
16
Stolen Bases per season