8. Dwight Evans
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 3, 1951 in Santa Monica, CA USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 16, 1972
  • Final Game: October 06, 1991
  • Gold Glove - 1976
  • Gold Glove - 1978
  • Gold Glove - 1979
  • Gold Glove - 1981
  • Silver Slugger - 1981
  • Gold Glove - 1982
  • TSN All-Star - 1982
  • Gold Glove - 1983
  • Gold Glove - 1984
  • TSN All-Star - 1984
  • Gold Glove - 1985
  • Silver Slugger - 1987
  • TSN All-Star - 1987
 
AB R H HR RBI SB AVG
8996 1470 2446 385 1384 780.272
 

Playing all but his final season with the Boston Red Sox, Dwight Evans might have been one of the most underrated players of all-time. 

Evans was in the shadow of fellow outfielders Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, and Fred Lynn over his career, but those who watched him play on the diamond knew that "Dewey" was one of the most well-rounded players in Red Sox history. 

Debuting in 1972, Evans was cemented as the team’s starting Rightfielder two seasons after.  He immediately showed his defensive skills, finishing atop amongst his peers in traditional and advanced metrics, and he would win eight Gold Gloves.  As he progressed, his power and patience increased.  In 1978, he had his first 20 Home Runs, and he would hit that mark ten more times, with three of those seasons seeing him crack the 30 mark.  Evans even shared the Home Run Title when he smacked 22 in the strike-shortened 1981 campaign.  That year, Evans would also lead the American League in Walks, and he did so again twice more.  In the now-beloved metric of OPS, Evans finished first twice (1981 & 1984), and he was in the top six three more times in the 1980s.

His Red Sox career ended when he played one final year in Baltimore.  Evans would accumulate 2,373 Hits, 379 Home Runs, 1,346 RBIs, and he would also win two Silver Sluggers with three All-Star Game appearances.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Selected in the 5th Round of the Amateur Draft 6/5/69.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent by the Baltimore Orioles 12/7/91.
  • Games Played: 2505
  • Notable Statistics: 1,435 Runs, 2,373 Hits, 474 Doubles, 72 Triples, 379 Home Runs, 1,346 Runs Batted In, 76 Stolen Bases, .272/.369/.473 Slash Line, 66.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1978, 1981 & 1987)

    Silver Slugger (1981 & 1987)

    Gold Glove (1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 & 1985)

    Highest bWAR for a Position Player (1981)

    Highest Offensive bWAR (1981)

    Highest On Base Percentage (1982)

    Highest OPS (1981 & 1984)

    Most Plate Appearances (1981 & 1984)

    Most Runs Scored (1984)

    Most Total Bases (1981)

    Most Home Runs (1981)

    Most Walks (1981, 1985 & 1987)

    Highest Win Probability Added (1981 & 1987)

    Most Total Zone Runs (1974)

    Most Putouts by a Rightfielder (1978, 1979, 1982 & 1984)

    Most Assists by a Rightfielder (1975, 1976 & 1979)

    Most Double Plays Turned by a Rightfielder (1975, 1976 & 1980)

    Most Total Zone Runs by a Rightfielder (1974, 1975 & 1979)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Rightfielder (1974 & 1975)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Rightfielder (1974, 1976 & 1979)
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