Vada Pinson

Vada Pinson

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WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Slick center fielder for Reds who was a superstar in his 20s, and best friend to Frank Robinson.

primary position

Center Field

primary team

Cincinnati Reds

playing career

1958—1975

nickname

Born

August 11, 1938, in Memphis, TN

died

October 21, 1995, in Oakland, CA, USA

bats / throws

Left / Left

height / weight

5-11 / 170

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Vada Pinson
Average HOF CF
Hitting
60
Power
50
Running
70
Fielding
70
Throwing
70
*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
Boyhood friend
UNIFORM NUMBER
#28
BATTING ORDER
3
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
4-15-1958
FINAL GAME
9-28-1975
CAREER AGE
19-36
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

54.2

career value

WAR7

40.1

long peak

WAR5C

30.7

prime

WAR3

20.5

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

323.3

career value

WIN shares 7

187.8

long peak

Win SHares 5C

136.3

prime

Win SHares 3

91.0

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

#16

Center Field

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#4

1958—1975

All-Time

#122

POsition Players
#19
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#27
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#18
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.286
Batting Average
.327
On-Base Percentage
.442
Slugging Percentage
17
home runs per season
20
Stolen Bases per season