Walker Cooper

Walker Cooper

Star
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Brother to pitcher Mort; member of two championship teams for Cardinals during World War II.

primary position

Catcher

primary team

New York Giants

playing career

1940—1957

nickname

Walk

Born

January 8, 1915, in Atherton, MO

died

April 11, 1991, in Scottsdale, AZ, USA

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

6-3 / 210
Average HOF C
Hitting
60
Power
60
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
Brother
UNIFORM NUMBER
#15
BATTING ORDER
5
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-25-1940
FINAL GAME
9-20-1957
CAREER AGE
25-42
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
1942, 1944
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

27.3

career value

WAR7

23.0

long peak

WAR5C

15.0

prime

WAR3

12.4

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

168.3

career value

WIN shares 7

122.2

long peak

Win SHares 5C

NA

prime

Win SHares 3

59.4

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

#44

Catcher

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#3

1940—1957

All-Time

#628

POsition Players
#33
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#43
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#41
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.285
Batting Average
.332
On-Base Percentage
.464
Slugging Percentage
19
home runs per season
2
Stolen Bases per season