Andy Pafko

Andy Pafko

Star
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Nicknamed “Handy Andy,” was a popular center fielder in three NL cities. Played in the World Series for all of them: Cubs, Dodgers, and Braves.

primary position

Center Field

primary team

Chicago Cubs

playing career

1943—1959

nickname

Handy Andy, Pruschka

Born

February 25, 1921, in Boyceville, WI

died

October 8, 2013, in Bridgman, MI, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

6-0 / 190

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Average HOF CF
Hitting
50
Power
50
Running
30
Fielding
50
Throwing
50
*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
Hit his famous pennant-winning HR over his head
UNIFORM NUMBER
#48
BATTING ORDER
5
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-24-1943
FINAL GAME
9-29-1959
CAREER AGE
22-38
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
1957
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

36.7

career value

WAR7

29.7

long peak

WAR5C

22.3

prime

WAR3

16.8

short peak
Average HOF CF

71.3

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF CF

44.2

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF CF

32.3

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF CF

22.0

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

219.2

career value

WIN shares 7

150.0

long peak

Win SHares 5C

107.9

prime

Win SHares 3

75.0

short peak
Average HOF CF

373.6

Career Win Shares
Average HOF CF

214.5

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF CF

153.7

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF CF

102.8

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#56

Center Field

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#6

1943—1959

All-Time

#378

POsition Players
#57
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#72
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#58
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.285
Batting Average
.350
On-Base Percentage
.449
Slugging Percentage
19
home runs per season
3
Stolen Bases per season