Ray Chapman

Ray Chapman

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WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
One of baseball’s best shortstops; was hit in the skull by a pitch from Carl Mays during penant race in 1920; only fatality in baseball history due to an injury on field.

primary position

Shortstop

primary team

Cleveland Indians

playing career

1912—1920

nickname

Born

January 15, 1891, in Beaver Dam, KY

died

August 17, 1920, in New York, NY, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

5-10 / 170

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Ray Chapman
Average HOF SS
Hitting
60
Power
40
Running
60
Fielding
70
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
Killed by his pitch
UNIFORM NUMBER
#none
BATTING ORDER
2
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
8-30-1912
FINAL GAME
8-16-1920
CAREER AGE
21-29
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

29.2

career value

WAR7

27.2

long peak

WAR5C

20.6

prime

WAR3

15.9

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

151.9

career value

WIN shares 7

136.7

long peak

Win SHares 5C

NA

prime

Win SHares 3

73.0

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

#43

Shortstop

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#3

1912—1920

All-Time

#321

POsition Players
#47
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#70
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#70
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.278
Batting Average
.358
On-Base Percentage
.377
Slugging Percentage
3
home runs per season
37
Stolen Bases per season