Joe Cronin

Joe Cronin

Elite
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
The best shortstop in the American League in the 1930s, later became president of the league.

primary position

Shortstop

primary team

Boston Red Sox

playing career

1926—1945

nickname

Born

October 12, 1906, in San Francisco, CA

died

September 7, 1984, in Barnstable, MA, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

5-11 / 180

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Average HOF SS
Hitting
70
Power
40
Running
50
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
Traded for
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4
BATTING ORDER
4
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
4-29-1926
FINAL GAME
4-19-1945
CAREER AGE
19-38
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

64.1

career value

WAR7

44.0

long peak

WAR5C

32.5

prime

WAR3

22.5

short peak
Average HOF SS

65.9

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF SS

42.1

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

29.8

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

21.3

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

332.4

career value

WIN shares 7

208.6

long peak

Win SHares 5C

152.8

prime

Win SHares 3

101.4

short peak
Average HOF SS

327.4

Career Win Shares
Average HOF SS

189.4

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

133.0

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

92.3

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#14

Shortstop

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#2

1926—1945

All-Time

#101

POsition Players
#9
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#17
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#17
JAWS POSITION
#98
JAWS TOP 100
.301
Batting Average
.390
On-Base Percentage
.468
Slugging Percentage
13
home runs per season
7
Stolen Bases per season