Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza

Elite
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Best-hitting catcher of all-time, but terrible at throwing out runners. Had a feud with Roger Clemens.

primary position

Catcher

primary team

New York Mets

playing career

1992—2007

nickname

The Pizza Man

Born

September 4, 1968, in Norristown, PA

died

Still Living

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

6-3 / 200

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Mike Piazza
Average HOF C
Hitting
70
Power
70
Running
30
Fielding
20
Throwing
20
*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
Enemy
UNIFORM NUMBER
#31
BATTING ORDER
4
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-1-1992
FINAL GAME
9-30-2007
CAREER AGE
23-38
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

59.6

career value

WAR7

42.2

long peak

WAR5C

30.9

prime

WAR3

21.9

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

326.0

career value

WIN shares 7

214.4

long peak

Win SHares 5C

153.7

prime

Win SHares 3

105.4

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

#4

Catcher

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#2

1992—2007

All-Time

#98

POsition Players
#4
BILL JAMES POSITION
#79
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#5
HALL OF STATS POSITION
#79
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#5
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.308
Batting Average
.377
On-Base Percentage
.545
Slugging Percentage
36
home runs per season
1
Stolen Bases per season