Red Smith

Red Smith

Star
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Apparently he was a ginger, but who knows? The photos from way back then are all in black and white. Smith was a terrible third baseman, frequently finishing among league leaders in errors, many of them on throws across the infield. But he waved a dangerous bat, hitting 40 doubles one year and batting .278, which wasn’t too shabby in the dead-as-a-doornail era.

primary position

Third Base

primary team

Boston Braves

playing career

1911—1919

nickname

Born

April 6, 1890, in Greenville, SC

died

October 11, 1966, in Atlanta, GA, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

5-11 / 165
Average HOF 3B
Hitting
60
Power
50
Running
40
Fielding
50
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
Another third baseman born in South Carolina
UNIFORM NUMBER
#none
BATTING ORDER
6
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-5-1911
FINAL GAME
9-25-1919
CAREER AGE
21-29
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

27.0

career value

WAR7

26.3

long peak

WAR5C

26.9

prime

WAR3

12.7

short peak
Average HOF 3B

69.0

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF 3B

43.3

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF 3B

31.0

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 3B

21.4

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

157.2

career value

WIN shares 7

148.0

long peak

Win SHares 5C

113.1

prime

Win SHares 3

70.8

short peak
Average HOF 3B

347.8

Career Win Shares
Average HOF 3B

200.2

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF 3B

142.5

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF 3B

95.5

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#59

Third Base

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#5

1911—1919

All-Time

#448

POsition Players
#67
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#73
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#74
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.278
Batting Average
.353
On-Base Percentage
.377
Slugging Percentage
4
home runs per season
17
Stolen Bases per season