Joe Carter

Joe Carter

Star
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
As an offensive player he was in the mold of Steve Garvey, as an outfielder he was in the mold of a statue of a Civil War general. That’s why Joe was a designated hitter for so many years. Three times in his career he drove in 100 runs despite being well below league average as a batter (wayyyyy below). He benefited greatly from three things: (1) staying healthy, (2) having great teammates, and (3) hitting in the middle of the lineup.

primary position

Left Field

primary team

Toronto Blue Jays

playing career

1983—1998

nickname

Born

March 7, 1960, in Oklahoma City, OK

died

Still Living

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

6-3 / 215
Average HOF LF
Hitting
60
Power
60
Running
60
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 hit HR to win World Series
UNIFORM NUMBER
Not in our database
BATTING ORDER
4
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
7-30-1983
FINAL GAME
9-28-1998
CAREER AGE
23-38
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
1992-93
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

19.3

career value

WAR7

21.3

long peak

WAR5C

13.5

prime

WAR3

13.6

short peak
Average HOF LF

67.4

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF LF

41.9

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF LF

30.5

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF LF

21.5

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

227.4

career value

WIN shares 7

147.8

long peak

Win SHares 5C

98.6

prime

Win SHares 3

76.6

short peak
Average HOF LF

368.7

Career Win Shares
Average HOF LF

208.0

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF LF

146.6

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF LF

101.2

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

NR

Left Field

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#18

1983—1998

All-Time

#807

POsition Players
#32
BILL JAMES POSITION
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BILL JAMES TOP 100
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HALL OF STATS POSITION
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JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
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JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.259
Batting Average
.306
On-Base Percentage
.464
Slugging Percentage
29
home runs per season
17
Stolen Bases per season