Ivan Dejesus

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Ivan Dejesus 

Birthday: January 9

Chicago Cubs (1977-1981)

  • Led NL in Runs Scored in 1978 (104)
  • 154 Stolen Bases with Cubs (21st on Cubs all-time list)

Yesterday's Cubs, Today's Metrics

Total WAR as a Cub:  7.5 WAR

15th all-time for a Cubs shortstop.  A few comparisons from Cubs history.

  • Ryan Theriot had a 7.1 WAR in 2520 PA with Cubs
  • Ivan Dejesus had a 7.5 WAR in 3275 PA with Cubs
  • Shawon Dunston had a 5.3 WAR in 4842 PA with Cubs



How did Ivan Dejesus compare to his Cub teammates?

Cubs teams-hitters only (300 PA):

  • 1977  2.8 WAR was 2nd on team to Steve Ontiveros
  • 1978  3.7 WAR was best on 1978 Cubs team (hitters)
  • 1979  1.0 WAR was 4th on team (Dave Kingman, Barry Foote, Bill Buckner)
  • 1980  1.3 WAR was 3rd on team (Tim Blackwell, Bill Buckner)
  • 1981 -1.3 WAR was 4th on team (Bill Buckner, Leon Durham, Steve Henderson)



How did Ivan Dejesus compare to other NL Shortstops of his time?

NL SS (1977-1981)-Includes all NL SS with 300 PA

  • 1977   2.8 WAR was 4th of 14 
  • 1978   3.7 WAR was 3rd of 13
  • 1979   1.0 WAR was 7th of 13 
  • 1980   1.3 WAR was 7th of 14 
  • 1981  -1.3 WAR was 10th of 11