Joe Sewell

Joe Sewell

Star
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Took over shortstop for Cleveland after Ray Chapman died from being hit by a pitch. Played well down the stretch and helped Indians win their first World Series.

primary position

Shortstop

primary team

Cleveland Indians

playing career

1920—1933

nickname

Born

October 9, 1898, in Titus, AL

died

March 6, 1990, in Mobile, AL, USA

bats / throws

Left / Right

height / weight

5-6 / 155
Average HOF SS
Hitting
60
Power
30
Running
50
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
Replaced
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4
BATTING ORDER
4
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-10-1920
FINAL GAME
9-24-1933
CAREER AGE
21-34
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
1920, 1932
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

53.9

career value

WAR7

37.5

long peak

WAR5C

26.2

prime

WAR3

18.9

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

276.4

career value

WIN shares 7

174.9

long peak

Win SHares 5C

125.0

prime

Win SHares 3

84.1

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

#22

Shortstop

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#1

1920—1933

All-Time

#194

POsition Players
#23
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#25
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#19
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.312
Batting Average
.391
On-Base Percentage
.413
Slugging Percentage
4
home runs per season
6
Stolen Bases per season