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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
William N. Best
Stat Years
1980-1984
Height/Weight
6-1 / 190
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
OF (362)
Draft Position
2B
Born Date/Place
High School
North Brunswick (Leland,NC)
Colleges
East Carolina University (Greenville, North Carolina)
Draft
Selected by the Kansas City Royals in Round #27 (#673 overall) of the 1980 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
Service Time
Organizations
KCA [5]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 72020
Relations
TBC Apps
Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed68Power52Contact84XBH51RBIs49Runs36Hitting71Durability70Team.524Ratings Explained
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1980Gulf Coast Royals Blue GCLRkkca-0of14615835494201994361004400.310.429.361.790202576.310.051.32217.824.950.280.00.0012.2
    1981Charleston (sc) RoyalsSALAkca-0of2123447611232037471037451311620.275.377.380.75754117030.286.105.29413.689.430.6963.91.2924.4
    1982Fort Myers RoyalsFSLA+kca-0of357197325855321275301930140.294.394.416.8102318213.386.122.31312.998.230.6365.71.3022.4
    1983Jacksonville SunsSouAAkca-0of411738552951961255146635714230.247.353.421.77445516237.358.174.26113.8512.530.9032.12.6439.0
    1984Memphis ChicksSouAAkca-0of5983055082180648104835018520.269.421.387.80840211824.410.118.29920.6512.440.6050.81.4929.3
    Minor League Totals4411492230407661628190702228618782718110.273.389.395.7841831589110.346.122.29315.6210.210.6553.31.5327.0
    Minor: Rk Totals4615835494201994361004400.310.429.361.790202576.310.051.32217.824.950.280.00.0012.2
    Minor: A Totals123447611232037471037451311620.275.377.380.75754117030.286.105.29413.689.430.6963.91.2924.4
    Minor: A+ Totals57197325855321275301930140.294.394.416.8102318213.386.122.31312.998.230.6365.71.3022.4
    Minor: AA Totals215690102177376181032410146107212750.257.385.406.79185728061.381.149.27817.0412.490.7338.32.1034.5
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1980GCL Royals Blue GCLRk0OF4600.09532010098.9802.100.0073.0100.03
    1981Charleston (Sc) RoyalsSALA0OF10800.0170842182178.9781.600.0076.187.83
    1982Fort Myers RoyalsFSLA+0OF5100.0653407268.9441.300.0037.289.55
    1983Jacksonville SunsSouAA0OF10000.01611341178174.9781.700.0069.085.52
    1984Memphis ChicksSouAA0OF5700.0115311119118.9922.100.0039.058.24
    AA Totals - (OF)157002761652297292.9831.900.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (OF)5100653407268.9441.300.000.00.00
    A Totals - (OF)10800170842182178.9781.600.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (OF)46009532010098.9802.100.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1980Minor---------46-
    1981Minor---------108-
    1982Minor---------51-
    1983Minor---------100-
    1984Minor---------57-
    Totals---------362-