Chris Speier
Chris Edward Speier
 
 
Born: June 28, 1950 in Alameda, CA
63 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'1" Wt: 175
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 1970 - (Round 1 / Pick 2)
- High School: Encinal (Alameda, CA)
- College/Univ: University of California, Santa Barbara (1969)

Comparison

Comparison
Shortstops
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Cal Ripken
1981 - 2001
SS
95.6
Pl
 
77.3
34.6
0.0
16.2
2 Robin Yount
1974 - 1993
SS
77.1
Pl
 
82.4
5.8
0.0
11.0
3 Ozzie Smith
1978 - 1996
SS
76.5
Pl
 
47.9
43.4
0.0
14.8
4 Alan Trammell
1977 - 1996
SS
70.4
 
62.3
22.0
0.0
14.0
5 Bert Campaneris
1964 - 1983
SS
53.2
 
47.6
20.8
-0.1
15.1
6 Jim Fregosi
1961 - 1978
SS
48.7
 
50.1
7.8
0.0
9.2
7 Tony Fernandez
1983 - 2001
SS
45.2
 
41.7
14.2
0.0
10.8
8 Mark Belanger
1965 - 1982
SS
41.1
VN
 
14.6
39.4
0.0
12.9
9 Dave Concepcion
1970 - 1988
SS
40.0
 
32.5
20.9
0.0
13.4
10 Scott Fletcher
1981 - 1995
SS
32.0
 
21.8
17.9
0.0
7.7
11 Bill Russell
1969 - 1986
SS
31.0
 
21.7
19.1
0.0
9.7
12 Chris Speier
1971 - 1989
SS
30.5
 
25.4
17.4
0.0
12.4
13 Roy Smalley
1975 - 1987
SS
27.8
 
29.1
4.4
0.0
5.7
14 Garry Templeton
1976 - 1991
SS
27.7
 
22.9
16.2
0.0
11.4
15 Greg Gagne
1983 - 1997
SS
26.2
 
18.1
18.8
0.0
10.7
16 Freddie Patek
1968 - 1981
SS
24.1
 
21.7
13.3
0.0
11.0
17 Dickie Thon
1979 - 1993
SS
24.0
 
22.4
8.2
0.0
6.6
18 Larry Bowa
1970 - 1985
SS
22.7
VN
 
17.6
18.7
0.0
13.6
19 Rick Burleson
1974 - 1987
SS
22.7
 
17.7
13.5
0.0
8.5
20 Bud Harrelson
1965 - 1980
SS
20.3
 
15.1
14.1
0.0
8.9
21 Dick Schofield
1983 - 1996
SS
18.8
 
14.1
13.2
0.0
8.5
22 Bucky Dent
1973 - 1984
SS
17.5
 
11.0
16.2
0.0
9.7
23 Craig Reynolds
1975 - 1989
SS
13.1
 
12.0
8.7
-0.2
7.3
24 Spike Owen
1983 - 1995
SS
12.4
 
15.8
5.1
0.0
8.5
25 Ivan DeJesus
1974 - 1988
SS
10.9
 
11.8
6.8
0.0
7.7
26 Frank Duffy
1970 - 1979
SS
10.5
 
5.0
11.4
0.0
5.9
27 U L Washington
1977 - 1987
SS
9.3
 
10.2
4.2
0.0
5.1
28 Don Kessinger
1964 - 1979
SS
9.0
 
12.1
9.7
0.0
12.9
29 Bob Bailor
1975 - 1985
SS
8.9
 
5.0
4.9
-0.0
1.0
30 Rafael Ramirez
1980 - 1992
SS
5.9
 
12.4
1.8
0.0
8.3
31 Dave Anderson
1983 - 1992
SS
5.8
 
6.0
2.9
0.0
3.1
32 Tom Foley
1983 - 1995
SS
5.7
 
3.4
5.9
-0.0
3.4
33 Tim Foli
1970 - 1985
SS
5.7
 
-0.6
16.1
0.0
9.9
34 Dale Berra
1977 - 1987
SS
5.4
 
3.4
6.0
0.0
4.0
35 Kiko Garcia
1976 - 1985
SS
5.0
 
2.4
5.9
0.0
3.2
36 Bill Almon
1974 - 1988
SS
4.7
 
9.4
-1.6
0.0
3.1
37 Greg Pryor
1976 - 1986
SS
4.7
 
2.0
5.7
0.0
3.0
38 Bob Meacham
1983 - 1988
SS
3.9
 
5.0
1.8
0.0
2.9
39 Roger Metzger
1970 - 1980
SS
3.3
 
6.7
4.0
0.0
7.4
40 Larvell Blanks
1972 - 1980
SS
3.2
 
5.9
0.6
0.0
3.3
41 Alfredo Griffin
1976 - 1993
SS
2.9
 
5.7
9.3
0.0
12.2
42 Luis Aguayo
1980 - 1989
SS
2.8
 
4.3
0.5
0.0
2.1
43 Wayne Tolleson
1981 - 1990
SS
2.5
 
3.3
2.8
0.0
3.6
44 Jerry Dybzinski
1980 - 1985
SS
2.1
 
1.5
2.9
0.0
2.3
45 Jerry Davanon
1969 - 1977
SS
2.0
 
1.8
1.2
0.0
1.0
46 Bobby Valentine
1969 - 1979
SS
2.0
 
3.6
-0.7
0.0
0.9
47 Fred Stanley
1969 - 1982
SS
1.7
 
3.5
2.8
0.0
4.6
48 Frank Taveras
1971 - 1982
SS
1.6
 
8.4
-0.2
0.0
6.6
49 Ron Washington
1977 - 1989
SS
1.3
 
3.8
0.1
0.0
2.6
50 Curtis Wilkerson
1983 - 1993
SS
1.1
 
1.6
3.7
0.0
4.2
 
  Chris Speier
1971 - 1989
SS
30.5
 
25.4
17.4
0.0
12.4
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