Don Mattingly

Don Mattingly

Superstar
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Quick-bat, long hair, batting champ and MVP. One of the few Yankee legends to not win a World Series.

primary position

First Base

primary team

New York Yankees

playing career

1982—1995

nickname

Donnie Baseball, The Hit Man, Cap

Born

April 20, 1961, in Evansville, IN

died

Still Living

bats / throws

Left / Left

height / weight

6-0 / 175

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Don Mattingly
Average HOF 1B
Hitting
70
Power
60
Running
40
Fielding
40
Throwing
30
*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
Lineup buddy
UNIFORM NUMBER
#23
BATTING ORDER
3
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-8-1982
FINAL GAME
10-1-1995
CAREER AGE
21-34
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

42.4

career value

WAR7

35.7

long peak

WAR5C

28.8

prime

WAR3

19.9

short peak
Average HOF 1B

66.5

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF 1B

42.5

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF 1B

30.5

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 1B

20.9

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

255.8

career value

WIN shares 7

188.8

long peak

Win SHares 5C

145.6

prime

Win SHares 3

95.3

short peak
Average HOF 1B

348.1

Career Win Shares
Average HOF 1B

202.5

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF 1B

142.5

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 1B

97.0

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#29

First Base

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#3

1982—1995

All-Time

#189

POsition Players
#12
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#40
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#38
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.307
Batting Average
.358
On-Base Percentage
.471
Slugging Percentage
20
home runs per season
1
Stolen Bases per season