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Del Pratt

Del Pratt

Position(s):
2B, 3B, OF, SS, 1B
Born:
January 10, 1888
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
5' 11"
Weight:
175 lbs
Major League Debut:
4-11-1912 with SLA

Del Pratt


Career Batting Stats
G AB H R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OBP OPS OPS+
1836 6826 1996 856 43 970 247 .292 .403 .345 .748 107.9

 

Where does Del Pratt rank among baseball greats?

Del Pratt ranks among the Top 50 all-time at 2B. Rankings
 

Del Pratt Alltime Teammates:

 

 

Best Season: 1916
If there had been Gold Gloves in his time, Pratt would probably be more appreciated and better remembered. As it was, he was a very good player, comparable to Bobby Grich. In '16, with a team that finished 5th and scored just 588 runs, Pratt led the American League with 103 RBI. He became just the 2nd second baseman to do that (Nap Lajoie was the other). He drove in 17.5% of the Browns runs. According to Total Baseball's Total Player Rating, Pratt was the third best player in the league that season, right behind Tris Speaker and Ty Cobb.

 

Born
Derrill Burnham Pratt was born on January 10, 1888, in Walhalla, SC.

 

Died
September 30, 1977, Texas City, TX

 

Batted:  Right
Threw:  Right

 

Major League Debut
April 11,1912

Nine Other Players Who Debuted in 1912
Rabbit Maranville
Cy Williams
Del Pratt
Bobby Veach
Ray Schalk
Casey Stengel
Buck Weaver
Ray Chapman
Herb Pennock

Similar Players
Larry Doyle, Bobby Grich, Ryne Sandberg

 

Related Players
Wally Schang, Waite Hoyt, Doc Lavan

 

Notes
Finished 10th in 1914 American League MVP voting.

 

Hitting Streaks
23 games (1922)

Replaced
Frank LaPorte, a utility-type player, whow as shifted to the outfield and later traded after Pratt arrived on the scene in St. Louis.

Replaced By
Veteran Frank O'Rourke, who was just warming the second base slot for the Tigers until Charlie Gehringer was ready.

Best Strength as a Player
Defensive range

Largest Weakness as a Player
Pratt was a poor percentage base stealer. In one season he swiped 37 bags , but was thrown out 28 times. We're missing five years of his caught stealing data, but it's safe to assume that his success rate was probably around 55%.

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