- 2B, 3B, OF, SS, 1B
- January 10, 1888
- 5' 11"
- 175 lbs
- Major League Debut:
- 4-11-1912 with SLA
Where does Del Pratt rank among baseball greats?
Del Pratt ranks among the Top 50 all-time at 2B. Rankings
Del Pratt Alltime Teammates:
Del Pratt 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.
Derrill Burnham Pratt was born on January 10, 1888, in Walhalla, SC.
September 30, 1977, Texas City, TX
Major League Debut
Larry Doyle, Bobby Grich, Ryne Sandberg
Wally Schang, Waite Hoyt, Doc Lavan
Finished 10th in 1914 American League MVP voting.
23 games (1922)
Frank LaPorte, a utility-type player, whow as shifted to the outfield and later traded after Pratt arrived on the scene in St. Louis.
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
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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