Rafael Furcal

Rafael Furcal

Star
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Furcal completed an unassisted triple play for the Braves against the St. Louis Cardinals on August 10, 2003. It was the 12th in baseball history. In the fifth inning, the shortstop caught pitcher Woody Williams’ liner with the runners moving in a hit and run attempt, stepped on second base to retire catcher Mike Matheny (who later became Furcal’s manager in St. Louis) and tagged Orlando Palmeiro before he could return to first.

primary position

Shortstop

primary team

Atlanta Braves

playing career

2000—2014

nickname

Born

October 24, 1977, in Loma de Cabrera, Dajabon, D.R.

died

Still Living

bats / throws

Both / Right

height / weight

5-8 / 195
Average HOF SS
Hitting
40
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
Double Play Partner
UNIFORM NUMBER
#15
BATTING ORDER
1
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
4-4-2000
FINAL GAME
6-21-2014
CAREER AGE
22-36
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

39.5

career value

WAR7

30.0

long peak

WAR5C

21.9

prime

WAR3

15.6

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

226.1

career value

WIN shares 7

153.9

long peak

Win SHares 5C

117.0

prime

Win SHares 3

77.5

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

#45

Shortstop

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#4

2000—2014

All-Time

#340

POsition Players
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#42
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#48
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.281
Batting Average
.346
On-Base Percentage
.402
Slugging Percentage
11
home runs per season
32
Stolen Bases per season