Rick Monday

Rick Monday

Star
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Saved the U.S. flag from being burned in center field during a game in the 1970s; first man ever selected in amateur draft.

primary position

Center Field

primary team

Chicago Cubs

playing career

1966—1984

nickname

Born

November 20, 1945, in Batesville, AR

died

Still Living

bats / throws

Left / Left

height / weight

6-3 / 193
Average HOF CF
Hitting
50
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
Historic home run victim
UNIFORM NUMBER
#7
BATTING ORDER
6
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-3-1966
FINAL GAME
6-20-1984
CAREER AGE
20-38
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
1981
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

33.1

career value

WAR7

22.9

long peak

WAR5C

16.1

prime

WAR3

12.0

short peak
Average HOF CF

71.3

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF CF

44.2

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF CF

32.3

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF CF

22.0

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

258.4

career value

WIN shares 7

152.5

long peak

Win SHares 5C

104.8

prime

Win SHares 3

71.7

short peak
Average HOF CF

373.6

Career Win Shares
Average HOF CF

214.5

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF CF

153.7

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF CF

102.8

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#91

Center Field

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#12

1966—1984

All-Time

#537

POsition Players
#42
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#74
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#82
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.264
Batting Average
.361
On-Base Percentage
.443
Slugging Percentage
20
home runs per season
8
Stolen Bases per season