Jimmy Williams

Jimmy Williams

Star
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Who was the first power-hitting superstar in the history of the Yankees? If you said Babe Ruth, you were wrong. More than a decade before the Bambino started swatting homers for New York, Williams was a powerful second baseman for the franchise. Technically, the team was known as the Highlanders during Williams’ tenure, so maybe that trivia question was unfair. But anyway…Williams was a power-hitting second baseman, which was about as rare in the early 1900s as a bathtub.

primary position

Second Base

primary team

Brooklyn Bridegrooms

playing career

1899—1909

nickname

Born

December 20, 1876, in St. Louis, MO

died

January 16, 1965, in St. Petersburg, FL, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

5-9 / 175
Average HOF 2B
Hitting
40
Power
30
Running
50
Fielding
60
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
Double Play Partner
UNIFORM NUMBER
#none
BATTING ORDER
4
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
4-15-1899
FINAL GAME
10-3-1909
CAREER AGE
22-32
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

32.7

career value

WAR7

28.6

long peak

WAR5C

19.4

prime

WAR3

15.2

short peak
Average HOF 2B

69.5

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF 2B

44.3

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF 2B

32.2

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 2B

22.1

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

201.8

career value

WIN shares 7

152.0

long peak

Win SHares 5C

105.4

prime

Win SHares 3

74.4

short peak
Average HOF 2B

352.5

Career Win Shares
Average HOF 2B

203.1

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF 2B

143.5

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 2B

97.5

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#55

Second Base

ERA AT HIS POSITION

NR

1899—1909

All-Time

#512

POsition Players
#54
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#60
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#48
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.265
Batting Average
.327
On-Base Percentage
.378
Slugging Percentage
5
home runs per season
14
Stolen Bases per season