Royce Clayton

Regular
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Should have won a few Gold Gloves, but shared the league with Barry Larkin and Rey Ordonez in his prime. Clayton probably had as strong an arm as Larkin did when he was younger, and he was also good enough to supplant Ozzzie Smith.

primary position

Shortstop

primary team

St. Louis Cardinals

playing career

1991—2007

nickname

Born

January 2, 1970, in Burbank, CA

died

Still Living

bats / throws

Right / Right

height / weight

6-0 / 175
Average HOF SS
Hitting
40
Power
40
Running
60
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
Clayton played Tejada in the award-winning filem “Moneyball”
UNIFORM NUMBER
Not in our database
BATTING ORDER
8
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-20-1991
FINAL GAME
9-30-2007
CAREER AGE
21-37
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

19.5

career value

WAR7

17.5

long peak

WAR5C

11.9

prime

WAR3

9.1

short peak
Average HOF SS

65.9

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF SS

42.1

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

29.8

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

21.3

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

165.0

career value

WIN shares 7

96.0

long peak

Win SHares 5C

NA

prime

Win SHares 3

47.1

short peak
Average HOF SS

327.4

Career Win Shares
Average HOF SS

189.4

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

133.0

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

92.3

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

NR

Shortstop

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#19

1991—2007

All-Time

#959

POsition Players
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BILL JAMES POSITION
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BILL JAMES TOP 100
#139
HALL OF STATS POSITION
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JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
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JAWS POSITION
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JAWS TOP 100
.258
Batting Average
.312
On-Base Percentage
.367
Slugging Percentage
8
home runs per season
18
Stolen Bases per season