Johnny Bassler

Johnny Bassler

Regular
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Solid backstop for Ty-gers when Cobb managed Detroit in the Roaring Twenties.

primary position

Catcher

primary team

The Ty-gers

playing career

1913—1927

nickname

Born

June 3, 1895, in Lancaster, PA

died

June 29, 1979, in Santa Monica, CA, USA

bats / throws

Left / Right

height / weight

5-9 / 170
Average HOF C
Hitting
60
Power
30
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
Chapman discovered Bassler during an off-season vacation to California and urged the Indians to sign the teenager
UNIFORM NUMBER
#none
BATTING ORDER
8
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
7-11-1913
FINAL GAME
9-30-1927
CAREER AGE
18-32
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

21.3

career value

WAR7

19.7

long peak

WAR5C

18.8

prime

WAR3

10.9

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

99.3

career value

WIN shares 7

98.0

long peak

Win SHares 5C

77.4

prime

Win SHares 3

54.2

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

#50

Catcher

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#5

1913—1927

All-Time

#702

POsition Players
#47
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#69
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#65
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.304
Batting Average
.416
On-Base Percentage
.361
Slugging Percentage
0
home runs per season
3
Stolen Bases per season