Ed Bailey

Ed Bailey

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WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
A six-time All-Star catcher who had power from the left side of the plate. The Reds traded him during their 1961 pennant season, but the following year Bailey played in the World Series for the Giants.

primary position

Catcher

primary team

Cincinnati Reds

playing career

1953—1966

nickname

Born

April 15, 1931, in Strawberry Plains, TN

died

March 23, 2007, in Knoxville, TN, USA

bats / throws

Left / Right

height / weight

6-2 / 205
Average HOF C
Hitting
50
Power
50
Running
30
Fielding
60
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
Platoon Partner
UNIFORM NUMBER
#6
BATTING ORDER
6
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-26-1953
FINAL GAME
4-26-1966
CAREER AGE
22-35
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

27.2

career value

WAR7

23.0

long peak

WAR5C

17.4

prime

WAR3

12.2

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

144.8

career value

WIN shares 7

111.7

long peak

Win SHares 5C

NA

prime

Win SHares 3

56.1

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

#45

Catcher

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#5

1953—1966

All-Time

#636

POsition Players
#39
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#51
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#42
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.256
Batting Average
.355
On-Base Percentage
.429
Slugging Percentage
21
home runs per season
2
Stolen Bases per season