Smoky Burgess

Smoky Burgess

Regular

primary position

Catcher

primary team

Pittsburgh Pirates

playing career

1949—1967

nickname

Smoky

Born

February 6, 1927, in Caroleen, NC

died

September 15, 1991, in Asheville, NC, USA

bats / throws

Left / Right

height / weight

5-8 / 185
Average HOF C
Hitting
70
Power
60
Running
30
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
Platoon Partner
UNIFORM NUMBER
#6
BATTING ORDER
6
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
4-19-1949
FINAL GAME
10-1-1967
CAREER AGE
22-40
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
1960
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

33.3

career value

WAR7

23.0

long peak

WAR5C

14.6

prime

WAR3

10.6

short peak
Average HOF C

57.6

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF C

37.1

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF C

26.7

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF C

18.4

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

172.1

career value

WIN shares 7

111.5

long peak

Win SHares 5C

NA

prime

Win SHares 3

51.6

short peak
Average HOF C

307.6

Career Win Shares
Average HOF C

181.0

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF C

128.9

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF C

87.6

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#37

Catcher

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#3

1949—1967

All-Time

#595

POsition Players
#28
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#30
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#31
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.295
Batting Average
.362
On-Base Percentage
.446
Slugging Percentage
12
home runs per season
1
Stolen Bases per season