Bill Freehan

Bill Freehan

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WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Best catcher in baseball from the early 1960s to the early 1970s.

primary position

Catcher

primary team

Detroit Tigers

playing career

1961—1976

nickname

Born

November 29, 1941, in Detroit, MI

died

Still Living

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

6-3 / 203

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Bill Freehan
Average HOF C
Hitting
60
Power
60
Running
50
Fielding
70
Throwing
70
*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
Battery mate
UNIFORM NUMBER
#11
BATTING ORDER
6
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-26-1961
FINAL GAME
10-3-1976
CAREER AGE
19-34
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
1968
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

44.7

career value

WAR7

33.7

long peak

WAR5C

22.5

prime

WAR3

18.3

short peak
Average HOF C

57.6

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF C

37.1

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF C

26.7

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF C

18.4

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

263.0

career value

WIN shares 7

172.7

long peak

Win SHares 5C

120.3

prime

Win SHares 3

88.6

short peak
Average HOF C

307.6

Career Win Shares
Average HOF C

181.0

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF C

128.9

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF C

87.6

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#15

Catcher

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#3

1961—1976

All-Time

#249

POsition Players
#12
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#20
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#17
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.262
Batting Average
.340
On-Base Percentage
.412
Slugging Percentage
18
home runs per season
2
Stolen Bases per season