Norm Siebern

Norm Siebern

Regular
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Siebern went to the Athletics in the same trade at the 1959 winter meetings that brought Roger Maris to the Yankees. Siebern lost the chance to be on the great Yankee teams of the early 1960s, but he ended up having a nice (albeit brief) big league career. There were some reports that the Yankees gave up on Siebern because he wore glasses. The real reason might have been a miscue he made in the 1958 World Series when he misjudged a short fly ball, letting it drop for a game-winning hit. Casey Stengel did not start him again that series and the following year he used Siebern even less. After he was dealt to KC, Siebern was a rose among thorns, with a 289/381/463 slash line for the A’s.

primary position

First Base

primary team

Kansas City A's

playing career

1956—1968

nickname

Born

July 26, 1933, in St. Louis, MO

died

October 30, 2015, in Naples, FL, USA

bats / throws

Left / Right

height / weight

6-2 / 200

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Norm Siebern
Average HOF 1B
Hitting
60
Power
50
Running
30
Fielding
30
Throwing
30
*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
Was in his doghouse after poor play in the 1958 World Series
UNIFORM NUMBER
Not in our database
BATTING ORDER
4
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
6-15-1956
FINAL GAME
7-30-1968
CAREER AGE
22-34
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
1956, 1958
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

20.9

career value

WAR7

20.5

long peak

WAR5C

15.8

prime

WAR3

13.6

short peak
Average HOF 1B

66.5

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF 1B

42.5

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF 1B

30.5

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 1B

20.9

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

168.7

career value

WIN shares 7

142.1

long peak

Win SHares 5C

NA

prime

Win SHares 3

71.0

short peak
Average HOF 1B

348.1

Career Win Shares
Average HOF 1B

202.5

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF 1B

142.5

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 1B

97.0

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

NR

First Base

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#9

1956—1968

All-Time

#766

POsition Players
#63
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
UNRANKED
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
UNRANKED
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.272
Batting Average
.369
On-Base Percentage
.423
Slugging Percentage
15
home runs per season
2
Stolen Bases per season