Steve Yeager

Steve Yeager

Regular
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Nearly became baseball’s second fatality when he was struck in the neck by a jagged piece of a bat. Physician hopped out of the stands and helped save Yeager’s life.

primary position

Catcher

primary team

Los Angeles Dodgers

playing career

1972—1986

nickname

Born

November 24, 1948, in Huntington, WV

died

Still Living

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

6-0 / 190
Average HOF C
Hitting
40
Power
30
Running
30
Fielding
60
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
P: Don Sutton
P: Fernando Valenzuela
MGR: Tommy Lasorda
Replaced
UNIFORM NUMBER
Not in our database
BATTING ORDER
8
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
8-2-1972
FINAL GAME
8-29-1986
CAREER AGE
23-37
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

17.9

career value

WAR7

14.7

long peak

WAR5C

12.2

prime

WAR3

8.1

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

105.3

career value

WIN shares 7

78.1

long peak

Win SHares 5C

NA

prime

Win SHares 3

42.4

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

#86

Catcher

ERA AT HIS POSITION

NR

1972—1986

All-Time

NR

POsition Players
#78
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#97
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#88
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.228
Batting Average
.298
On-Base Percentage
.355
Slugging Percentage
13
home runs per season
2
Stolen Bases per season