Elston Howard

Elston Howard

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WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
First black player for the Yankees, one of their best catchers.

primary position

Catcher

primary team

New York Yankees

playing career

1955—1968

nickname

Born

February 23, 1929, in St. Louis, MO

died

December 14, 1980, in New York, NY, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

6-2 / 196
Average HOF C
Hitting
60
Power
50
Running
20
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
Replaced
UNIFORM NUMBER
#32
BATTING ORDER
6
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
4-14-1955
FINAL GAME
9-29-1968
CAREER AGE
26-39
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
1956, 1958, 1961-62
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

27.1

career value

WAR7

26.6

long peak

WAR5C

20.7

prime

WAR3

16.0

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

205.5

career value

WIN shares 7

156.1

long peak

Win SHares 5C

121.4

prime

Win SHares 3

90.6

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

#27

Catcher

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#2

1955—1968

All-Time

#451

POsition Players
#14
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#37
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#36
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.274
Batting Average
.322
On-Base Percentage
.427
Slugging Percentage
17
home runs per season
1
Stolen Bases per season