Willie Wilson

Willie Wilson

Star
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Maybe the fastest man to ever play baseball. A serious man who learned to switch hit after signing his first professional contract, and later won a batting title.

primary position

Center Field

primary team

Kansas City Royals

playing career

1976—1994

nickname

Born

July 9, 1955, in Montgomery, AL

died

Still Living

bats / throws

Both / Right

height / weight

6-3 / 190
Average HOF CF
Hitting
60
Power
20
Running
80
Fielding
70
Throwing
30
*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
Mentor
UNIFORM NUMBER
#6
BATTING ORDER
1
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-4-1976
FINAL GAME
5-16-1994
CAREER AGE
20-38
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
1985
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

46.1

career value

WAR7

33.8

long peak

WAR5C

26.9

prime

WAR3

21.0

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

236.3

career value

WIN shares 7

151.5

long peak

Win SHares 5C

109.0

prime

Win SHares 3

79.6

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

#28

Center Field

ERA AT HIS POSITION

NR

1976—1994

All-Time

#183

POsition Players
#54
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#40
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#35
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.285
Batting Average
.326
On-Base Percentage
.376
Slugging Percentage
3
home runs per season
50
Stolen Bases per season