Brian Bignell
Essendon Knights (ML)
Brian Bignell
Birthdate:
Feb. 22, 1965 (22 y, 5 m, 30 d)
Position:
2B
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Height/Weight:
6'0"/185
Entry:
1983 Draft - Round: 2, Overall: 9, Team: Essendon Knights
Contract:
$18k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
1 years, 142 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 1 years, 142 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 4 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Low
Loyalty Low
Greed Normal
Intelligence High
Work Ethic Low
Popularity
National Popular
Local Popular
Current Contract
1987 $18k ($18k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 8 9 6 5 7
vs R 8 10 7 6 8
vs L 6 7 5 4 7
Potential 8 9 7 5 8
Fielding C IF OF
Range 5 2
Error 7 7
Arm 1 5 3
Turn DP 9
C Ability 1
Position
Second 6
Run/Bunt
Speed 7
Stealing 4
Running 6
Sac Bunt 4
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 1 2 1
vs R 1 2 1
vs L 1 2 1
Potential 1 2 1
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 1 1
Other Pitching
Velocity 80-83 mph
GB % 46%
Arm Slot Over the Top
Stamina 1
Hold 1
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1987-07-17
Weight increased from 184 to 185
1987-04-18
Contact increased from 7 to 8
Contact vs L increased from 5 to 6
Power vs R increased from 6 to 7
Power vs L increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 7 to 8
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 6 to 7
Movement Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Fastball Pot decreased from 2 to 1
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Popular
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Popular
1987-04-05
Weight decreased from 185 to 184
1987-03-08
Contact vs R increased from 7 to 8
Power increased from 5 to 6
Power vs R increased from 5 to 6
Power vs L increased from 3 to 4
Baserunning increased from 5 to 6
Infield Error increased from 6 to 7
Infield Arm increased from 4 to 5
1986-10-05
Contact increased from 6 to 7
Eye increased from 4 to 5
Eye vs R increased from 4 to 6
Eye vs L increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks increased from 6 to 7
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 6 to 7
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 5 to 6
1986-08-04
Weight increased from 184 to 185
1986-07-17
Weight increased from 183 to 184
1986-04-14
Contact decreased from 7 to 6
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 7 to 6
Turn Double Play increased from 8 to 9
Outfield Error increased from 6 to 7
Movement Potential increased from 2 to 3
Fastball Pot increased from 1 to 2
1986-03-02
2B defense increased from 5 to 6
1986-01-05
Contact increased from 6 to 7
Gap vs R increased from 9 to 10
Gap vs L increased from 6 to 7
Power increased from 4 to 5
Power vs R increased from 4 to 5
Eye increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 6 to 7
Sac Bunt decreased from 5 to 4
Weight increased from 182 to 183
1985-12-22
Weight increased from 181 to 182
1985-12-01
Weight decreased from 182 to 181
1985-09-29
Contact vs R increased from 6 to 7
Contact vs L increased from 4 to 5
Gap increased from 8 to 9
Power increased from 3 to 4
Power vs R increased from 3 to 4
Power vs L increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs R increased from 3 to 4
Eye vs L increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks increased from 5 to 6
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 5 to 6
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 4 to 5
Sac Bunt increased from 4 to 5
Infield Range increased from 4 to 5
2B defense increased from 4 to 5
Movement Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Weight increased from 181 to 182
1985-08-10
Speed increased from 6 to 7
1985-08-04
Weight decreased from 182 to 181
1985-07-17
Weight decreased from 183 to 182
1985-03-03
Weight increased from 182 to 183
1985-01-27
Weight decreased from 183 to 182
1985-01-06
Contact increased from 5 to 6
Contact vs R increased from 5 to 6
Gap increased from 7 to 8
Gap vs R increased from 7 to 9
Gap vs L increased from 5 to 6
Power increased from 2 to 3
Power vs R increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 3 to 4
Turn Double Play increased from 7 to 8
Outfield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Fastball Pot decreased from 2 to 1
1984-12-16
Baserunning increased from 4 to 5
2B defense increased from 3 to 4
Weight increased from 182 to 183
1984-11-25
Weight increased from 181 to 182
1984-10-21
Weight increased from 180 to 181
1984-09-04
Eye increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs R increased from 2 to 3
1984-08-22
Weight increased from 179 to 180
1984-08-10
Weight decreased from 180 to 179
1984-08-04
2B defense increased from 2 to 3
1984-07-17
Contact increased from 4 to 5
Contact vs L increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 2 to 3
2B defense decreased from 3 to 2
GB% decreased from 48% to 46%
Fastball Pot increased from 1 to 2
Weight increased from 179 to 180
1984-04-17
2B defense increased from 2 to 3
Weight increased from 178 to 179
1984-04-02
Gap increased from 4 to 7
Gap vs R increased from 5 to 7
Gap vs L increased from 3 to 5
1984-03-28
2B defense decreased from 3 to 2
Weight increased from 177 to 178
1984-03-15
Weight increased from 175 to 177
1984-03-04
Weight increased from 174 to 175
1984-02-26
2B defense increased from 2 to 3
1984-01-01
Contact vs R increased from 4 to 5
Gap vs R increased from 4 to 5
Power vs L increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 2 to 3
Infield Error increased from 5 to 6
1983-10-09
Weight decreased from 175 to 174
1983-09-06
Gap Potential increased from 8 to 9
1983-08-28
Weight increased from 174 to 175
1983-08-09
Eye vs L increased from 1 to 2
Infield Range decreased from 5 to 4
Fastball Pot decreased from 2 to 1
1983-08-03
Speed decreased from 7 to 6
Weight increased from 172 to 174

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
Essendon - VBL
ESS - VBL
1986 21 126 573 511 153 35 7 22 76 82 51 77 1 1 0.299 0.367 0.892 0.3164 0.379 147 5.39
Essendon - VBL
ESS - VBL
1985 20 118 389 360 81 25 2 8 28 31 23 75 1 1 0.225 0.274 0.646 0.2616 0.280 73 0.51
Total - VBL
VBL
244 962 871 234 60 9 30 104 113 74 152 2 2 0.269 0.330 0.791 0.2944 0.338 117 5.89

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
Footscray - SBL
FTS - SBL
1984 19 38 162 137 42 12 2 3 24 24 18 36 1 4 0.307 0.389 0.878 0.3824 0.384 120 0.69
WAD - ADL
1984 19 46 210 181 65 17 3 5 24 23 22 37 2 5 0.359 0.438 1.007 0.4255 0.442 166 1.73
WAD - ADL
1983 18 72 286 259 74 14 1 7 36 31 23 77 2 7 0.286 0.346 0.775 0.3785 0.351 104 0.39
None - None
None - None
1983 18 26 132 118 61 21 3 9 42 64 12 7 15 6 0.517 0.568 1.543 0.5098 0.642 335 3.65
Total - ??
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26 132 118 61 21 3 9 42 64 12 7 15 6 0.517 0.568 1.543 0.5098 0.642 335 3.65
Total - AAA
AAA
38 162 137 42 12 2 3 24 24 18 36 1 4 0.307 0.389 0.878 0.3824 0.384 120 0.69
Total - AA
AA
118 496 440 139 31 4 12 60 54 45 114 4 12 0.316 0.385 0.871 0.3994 0.389 130 2.12

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Essendon - VBL
ESS - VBL
1986 2B 126 1147.2 254 376 6 0.991 4.941 0.987 -0.98
Essendon - VBL
ESS - VBL
1985 2B 87 736.2 181 262 7 0.984 5.412 0.984 -0.00
Total 2B 213 1884.1 435 638 13 -0.98

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Footscray - SBL
FTS - SBL
1984 2B 38 322.0 72 88 3 0.982 4.472 0.973 -1.99
WAD - ADL
1984 2B 46 410.1 73 86 5 0.970 3.487 0.905 -3.91
WAD - ADL
1983 2B 68 564.0 127 134 5 0.981 4.165 0.964 -5.28
Total 2B 152 1296.1 272 308 13 -11.18
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
All-Star 1986 Essendon (VBL)
League Champ 1987 Essendon (VBL)
Championship Series MVP 1987 Essendon (VBL)
1987 Essendon (VBL)
Player of the Week Feb 2, 1987 Essendon (VBL)
Oct 29, 1984 West Adelaide (ADL)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink3
Grey Ink18
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg GS Rank
1986 VBL 126 1
Year Lg PA Rank
1986 VBL 573 4
Year Lg AB Rank
1986 VBL 511 3
Year Lg Hits Rank
1986 VBL 153 2
Year Lg TB Rank
1986 VBL 268 5
Year Lg 2B Rank
1986 VBL 35 1
Year Lg 3B Rank
1986 VBL 7 6
Year Lg R Rank
1986 VBL 82 6
Year Lg IBB Rank
1986 VBL 10 1
Year Lg XBH Rank
1986 VBL 64 3
Year Lg Avg Rank
1986 VBL 0.299 6
Year Lg OBP Rank
1986 VBL 0.367 8
Year Lg SLG Rank
1986 VBL 0.525 7
Year Lg OPS Rank
1986 VBL 0.892 7
Year Lg G Rank
1986 VBL 126 1
Year Lg WAR Rank
1986 VBL 5.4 7