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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 (underlined) 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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