Wayne Gross

Regular
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
When he was a rookie in 1977, Gross had 15 homers at the break and was named to the All-Star team when teammate Vida Blue was injured and could not go. He hit seven homers in the second half and only once again topped 20 in a season. He was actually better suited as a contact hitter, and he walked nearly as much as he struck out. But he hit for a low average and he made too many throwing errors at third base to be a viable option for winning teams. A native of southern California, Gross made a cameo in the 1994 Disney movie, Angels in the Outfield.

primary position

Third Base

primary team

Oakland A's

playing career

1976—1986

nickname

Born

January 14, 1952, in Riverside, CA

died

Still Living

bats / throws

Left / Right

height / weight

6-2 / 210
Average HOF 3B
Hitting
40
Power
50
Running
40
Fielding
50
Throwing
40
*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
Both men appeared in cameo roles in the film “Angels in the Outfield”
UNIFORM NUMBER
Not in our database
BATTING ORDER
Not in our database
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
8-21-1976
FINAL GAME
10-1-1986
CAREER AGE
24-34
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

15.0

career value

WAR7

14.6

long peak

WAR5C

11.4

prime

WAR3

8.2

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

NA

career value

WIN shares 7

NA

long peak

Win SHares 5C

NA

prime

Win SHares 3

NA

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

NR

Third Base

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#17

1976—1986

All-Time

NR

POsition Players
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#150
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
UNRANKED
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.233
Batting Average
.337
On-Base Percentage
.395
Slugging Percentage
18
home runs per season
4
Stolen Bases per season