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Bill Cotton

William Jay Cotton

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 20, 1947 in McCook, Nebraska, US
Died: July 7, 2008 in Kearney, Nebraska, US
High School: McCook HS (McCook, NE)
School: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Drafted by the Kansas City Athletics in the 4th round of the 1966 MLB June Amateur Draft from McCook HS (McCook, NE), the New York Mets in the 1st round (11th) of the 1968 MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase from Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), the New York Mets in the 1st round (13th) of the 1969 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase from Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) and the New York Mets in the 1st round (12th) of the 1969 MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase from Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ).

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1969 21 -0.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs A NYM 21 67 53 8 15 1 1 1 7 2 0 10 10 .283 .394 .396 .790 21 1 1 2
1969 21 -0.5 Pompano Beach FLOR A NYM 19 60 49 7 13 1 1 1 7 2 0 8 8 .265 .356 .388 .744 19 0 1 2
1969 21 -0.8 Visalia CALL A NYM 2 7 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .500 .714 .500 1.214 2 1 0 0
1970 22 0.4 Visalia CALL A NYM 81 293 257 27 65 11 0 11 41 2 0 31 68 .253 .334 .424 .759 109 2 0 3
1971 23 -0.1 Memphis DIXA AA NYM 61 201 176 9 47 4 2 2 20 0 1 22 32 .267 .353 .347 .700 61 2 0 1
1972 24 -1.5 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 62 179 155 13 40 5 0 0 14 1 1 17 27 .258 .341 .290 .631 45 3 3 1
1973 25 0.1 3 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA DET,NYM 58 174 153 12 32 8 0 1 12 0 0 18 26 .209 .292 .281 .573 43 0 3 0
1973 25 2.3 Memphis TL AA NYM 2 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 2 0 0 0
1973 25 0.1 Toledo IL AAA DET 17
1973 25 0.1 Toledo,Tidewater IL AAA NYM,DET 56 168 149 12 30 8 0 1 10 0 0 16 25 .201 .279 .275 .554 41 0 3 0
1973 25 0.1 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 39
1974 26 0.9 Iowa AA AAA CHW 51 115 97 12 20 3 0 1 5 0 0 16 22 .206 .319 .268 .587 26 0 2 0
6 Seasons 334 1029 891 81 219 32 3 16 99 5 2 114 185 .246 .334 .342 .677 305 8 9 7
A (2 seasons) A 102 360 310 35 80 12 1 12 48 4 0 41 78 .258 .345 .419 .765 130 3 1 5
AA (2 seasons) AA 63 207 180 9 49 4 2 2 22 0 1 24 33 .272 .362 .350 .712 63 2 0 1
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 169 462 401 37 90 16 0 2 29 1 1 49 74 .224 .313 .279 .592 112 3 8 1
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB lgCS% PO
1969 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A NYM C 20 135 126 9 0 0 1.000 6.75 2
1969 21 Visalia CALL A NYM C 2 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1
1969 21 Pompano Beach FLOR A NYM C 18 117 109 8 0 0 1.000 6.50 1
1970 22 Visalia CALL A NYM C 77 647 574 58 15 5 .977 8.21 19
1971 23 Memphis DIXA AA NYM C 54 418 375 31 12 5 .971 7.52 7
1972 24 Tidewater IL AAA NYM C 60 356 324 29 3 7 .992 5.88 8
1973 25 3 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA DET,NYM C 58 299 272 22 5 5 .983 5.07 12
1973 25 Memphis TL AA NYM C 2 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 3.50 1
1973 25 Toledo, Tidewater IL AAA NYM,DET C 56 292 266 21 5 5 .983 5.13 11
1974 26 Iowa AA AAA CHW C 50 205 186 13 6 0 .971 3.98 9
6 Seasons 319 2060 1857 162 41 22 .980 6.33 57

Sabr ID: 60af4f12

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