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Jim Essian

James Sarkis Essian

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: January 2, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, US
High School: Troy HS (Troy, IL)
School: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Major League Stats

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 18 -2.6 2 Teams 1 Lg WRk KCR 32 74 8 19 3 1 1 6 1 0 6 24 .257 .365 27 0 0 0
1969 18 -2.6 Mesa AZIL WRk 18
1969 18 -2.6 Mesa,Royals AZIL WRk KCR 32 80 74 8 19 3 1 1 6 1 0 6 24 .257 .313 .365 .677 27 0 0 0
1969 18 -2.6 Royals AZIL WRk KCR 14
1970 19 -1.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk PHI 71 257 238 36 71 17 2 11 50 3 2 15 32 .298 .350 .525 .875 125 4 0 0
1970 19 -0.2 Pulaski APPY Rk PHI 36 132 119 17 36 9 0 5 30 0 1 11 18 .303 .371 .504 .875 60 2 0 0
1970 19 -2.1 Spartanburg WCRS A PHI 35 125 119 19 35 8 2 6 20 3 1 4 14 .294 .328 .546 .874 65 2 0 0
1971 20 -2.3 Peninsula CARL A PHI 131 499 429 54 107 20 0 12 46 9 4 62 91 .249 .347 .380 .727 163 4 0 4
1972 21 -1.8 Reading EL AA PHI 96 362 312 45 79 14 1 4 33 1 2 45 30 .253 .345 .343 .688 107 0 3 2
1973 22 -0.7 Reading EL AA PHI 105 407 315 58 92 15 5 10 55 7 4 82 44 .292 .442 .467 .909 147 5 2 3
1974 23 -2.2 Toledo IL AAA PHI 58 220 181 24 51 4 0 5 24 3 4 30 17 .282 .384 .387 .771 70 2 4 3
1975 24 -0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA SDP,PHI 52 202 165 19 34 4 0 3 11 1 0 32 23 .206 .340 .285 .625 47 2 2 1
1975 24 1.1 Reading EL AA PHI 12 49 36 5 7 2 0 1 2 0 0 11 7 .194 .383 .333 .716 12 0 2 0
1975 24 -1.2 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 40 153 129 14 27 2 0 2 9 1 0 21 16 .209 .327 .271 .598 35 2 0 1
1982 31 6.3 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 10 34 31 1 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 .226 .273 .258 .531 8 0 1 0 0
1985 34 11.8 Miami FLOR A 28 93 75 8 15 0 0 0 6 2 1 16 10 .200 .341 .200 .541 15 0 2 0 0
9 Seasons 583 2154 1820 253 475 78 9 46 232 27 17 290 271 .261 .365 .390 .755 709 17 14 13 0
WRk (1 season) WRk 32 80 74 8 19 3 1 1 6 1 0 6 24 .257 .313 .365 .677 27 0 0 0
Rk (1 season) Rk 36 132 119 17 36 9 0 5 30 0 1 11 18 .303 .371 .504 .875 60 2 0 0
A (3 seasons) A 194 717 623 81 157 28 2 18 72 14 6 82 115 .252 .343 .390 .733 243 6 2 4 0
AA (3 seasons) AA 213 818 663 108 178 31 6 15 90 8 6 138 81 .268 .396 .401 .797 266 5 7 5
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 108 407 341 39 85 7 0 7 34 4 4 53 33 .249 .353 .331 .685 113 4 5 4 0
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 18 2 Teams 1 Lg WRk KCR C 27 139 118 13 8 0 .942 4.85 5
1969 18 Mesa, Royals AZIL WRk KCR C 27 139 118 13 8 0 .942 4.85 5
1970 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A PHI C 64 495 447 41 7 6 .986 7.63 11
1970 19 Pulaski APPY Rk PHI 3B 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
1970 19 Pulaski APPY Rk PHI C 33 265 243 20 2 1 .992 7.97 6
1970 19 Spartanburg WCRS A PHI C 31 230 204 21 5 5 .978 7.26 5
1971 20 Peninsula CARL A PHI C 131 946 856 68 22 13 .977 7.05 12
1972 21 Reading EL AA PHI C 94 592 512 60 20 9 .966 6.09 10
1973 22 Reading EL AA PHI 1B 9 79 72 5 2 7 .975 8.56
1973 22 Reading EL AA PHI C 93 609 537 52 20 11 .967 6.33 11
1974 23 Toledo IL AAA PHI 3B 11 26 4 17 5 0 .808 1.91
1974 23 Toledo IL AAA PHI 1B 34 309 283 23 3 23 .990 9.00
1974 23 Toledo IL AAA PHI C 14 98 85 10 3 1 .969 6.79 4
1975 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA SDP,PHI C 49 318 287 29 2 5 .994 6.45 5
1975 24 Reading EL AA PHI 3B 3 8 2 5 1 1 .875 2.33
1975 24 Reading EL AA PHI C 9 66 59 7 0 1 1.000 7.33 0
1975 24 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP C 40 252 228 22 2 4 .992 6.25 5
1982 31 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA C 10 63 53 8 2 0 .968 6.10 0
1985 34 Miami FLOR A 3B 1 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 3.00
1985 34 Miami FLOR A C 14 91 83 5 3 4 .967 6.29 2
9 Seasons 556 3777 3340 339 98 81 .974 6.62 60
C (9 seasons) C 496 3351 2978 286 87 49 .974 6.58 60
3B (4 seasons) 3B 17 38 7 25 6 2 .842 1.88
1B (2 seasons) 1B 43 388 355 28 5 30 .987 8.91

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1985 34 Miami FLOR A 1 of 2 141 58 83 .411
1986 35 Winston-Salem CARL A CHC 1 of 1 139 82 56 .594
1987 36 Pittsfield EL AA CHC 1 of 1 138 87 51 .630
1988 37 Pittsfield EL AA CHC 1 of 1 140 75 63 .543
1989 38 Charlotte SOUL AA CHC 1 of 1 145 70 73 .490
1990 39 Iowa AA AAA CHC 1 of 1 146 72 74 .493
1991 40 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1 of 3 160 77 83 .481
1991 40 Iowa AA AAA CHC 1 of 2 144 78 66 .542
1995 44 Pueblo TXLA Ind 1 of 1 50 21 29 .420
1996 45 Norwich EL AA NYY 1 of 1 141 71 70 .504
9 Seasons 1344 691 648 .516
AA (4 seasons) 564 303 257 .541
A (2 seasons) 280 140 139 .502
AAA (2 seasons) 290 150 140 .517
MLB (1 season) 160 77 83 .481
Ind (1 season) 50 21 29 .420

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1969 18 AIL Mesa Arizona Instructional League WRk 1
1969 18 AIL Royals Arizona Instructional League WRk KCR 2
1970 19 Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League Rk PHI
1970 19 Spartanburg Phillies Western Carolinas League A PHI
1971 20 Peninsula Phillies Carolina League A PHI
1972 21 Reading Phillies Eastern League AA PHI
1973 22 Reading Phillies Eastern League AA PHI
1973 22 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 1973-09-15 1973-09-26
1974 23 Toledo Mud Hens International League AAA PHI
1974 23 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 1974-04-11 1974-09-13
1975 24 Reading Phillies Eastern League AA PHI
1975 24 Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League AAA SDP
1975 24 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 1975-04-10 1975-04-16
1976 25 Chicago White Sox American League MLB CHW 1 1976-04-14 1976-10-03
1977 26 Chicago White Sox American League MLB CHW 1 1977-04-12 1977-10-01
1978 27 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 1978-04-07 1978-09-29
1979 28 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 1979-04-07 1979-09-30
1980 29 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 1980-04-10 1980-10-05
1981 30 Chicago White Sox American League MLB CHW 1 1981-04-19 1981-10-03
1982 31 Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League AAA SEA
1982 31 Seattle Mariners American League MLB SEA 1 1982-04-06 1982-10-02
1983 32 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1983-04-07 1983-10-02
1984 33 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 1984-04-07 1984-09-30
1985 34 Miami Marlins Florida State League A

Sabr ID: 88753f52

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