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Bob Melvin

Robert Paul Melvin

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: October 28, 1961 in Palo Alto, California, US
High Schools: Menlo Atherton HS (Menlo Park, CA), Menlo HS (Atherton, CA)
Schools: Canada College (Redwood City, CA), University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 3rd round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft from Menlo Atherton HS (Menlo Park, CA) and the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (2nd) of the 1981 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase from Canada College (Redwood City, CA).

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
1981 19 -1.9 Macon SALL A DET 114 455 412 56 112 19 1 14 64 5 4 35 71 .272 .330 .425 .754 175 2 3 3 1
1982 20 -3.5 Birmingham SOUL AA DET 98 390 364 33 86 12 1 13 52 1 0 24 70 .236 .283 .382 .665 139 0 1 1 2
1983 21 -3.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA DET 123 460 427 53 109 20 2 12 67 0 4 25 95 .255 .297 .396 .693 169 2 2 4 2
1983 21 -2.5 Birmingham SOUL AA DET 78 309 285 43 82 14 2 10 56 0 3 18 54 .288 .330 .456 .786 130 2 0 4 2
1983 21 -4.6 Evansville AA AAA DET 45 151 142 10 27 6 0 2 11 0 1 7 41 .190 .228 .275 .503 39 0 2 0 0
1984 22 -2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA DET 113 438 412 46 108 27 1 2 44 1 1 21 79 .262 .297 .347 .644 143 0 3 2 2
1984 22 -1.8 Birmingham SOUL AA DET 69 293 271 34 73 14 1 2 33 1 0 18 47 .269 .313 .351 .663 95 0 2 2 2
1984 22 -3.5 Evansville AA AAA DET 44 145 141 12 35 13 0 0 11 0 1 3 32 .248 .264 .340 .604 48 0 1 0 0
1985 23 -3.1 Nashville AA AAA DET 53 197 177 27 48 7 1 9 24 3 1 16 38 .271 .332 .475 .806 84 1 1 2 0
1988 26 0.0 Phoenix PCL AAA SFG 21 84 75 11 23 5 0 2 9 0 0 8 13 .307 .381 .453 .834 34 1 0 0 0
1994 32 6.0 Columbus IL AAA NYY 17 63 62 5 17 5 0 1 15 0 0 1 9 .274 .286 .403 .689 25 1 0 0 0 0
1995 33 6.6 Columbus IL AAA NYY 19 69 66 7 19 5 0 1 4 0 0 3 12 .288 .319 .409 .728 27 3 0 0 0 1
8 Seasons 558 2156 1995 238 522 100 6 54 279 10 10 133 387 .262 .308 .399 .707 796 4 6 10 12 8
A (1 season) A 114 455 412 56 112 19 1 14 64 5 4 35 71 .272 .330 .425 .754 175 2 3 3 1
AA (3 seasons) AA 245 992 920 110 241 40 4 25 141 2 3 60 171 .262 .306 .396 .702 364 2 3 7 6
AAA (6 seasons) AAA 199 709 663 72 169 41 1 15 74 3 3 38 145 .255 .296 .388 .684 257 4 2 4 2 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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1981 19 Macon SALL A DET C 78 525 456 67 2 4 .996 6.71 12
1982 20 Birmingham SOUL AA DET 3B 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00
1982 20 Birmingham SOUL AA DET 1B 10 96 92 4 0 9 1.000 9.60
1982 20 Birmingham SOUL AA DET C 86 603 545 50 8 6 .987 6.92 4
1983 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA DET 1B 12 104 99 5 0 11 1.000 8.67
1983 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA DET C 100 561 518 40 3 2 .995 5.58 5
1983 21 Birmingham SOUL AA DET 2B 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
1983 21 Birmingham SOUL AA DET 1B 5 42 38 4 0 6 1.000 8.40
1983 21 Birmingham SOUL AA DET C 66 393 366 25 2 0 .995 5.92 3
1983 21 Evansville AA AAA DET 1B 7 62 61 1 0 5 1.000 8.86
1983 21 Evansville AA AAA DET C 34 168 152 15 1 2 .994 4.91 2
1984 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA DET 1B 5 42 39 3 0 4 1.000 8.40
1984 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA DET C 104 575 516 54 5 9 .991 5.48 7
1984 22 Birmingham SOUL AA DET 3B 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00
1984 22 Birmingham SOUL AA DET 1B 3 29 26 3 0 4 1.000 9.67
1984 22 Birmingham SOUL AA DET C 64 352 315 33 4 5 .989 5.44 6
1984 22 Evansville AA AAA DET 1B 2 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 6.50
1984 22 Evansville AA AAA DET C 40 223 201 21 1 4 .996 5.55 1
1985 23 Nashville AA AAA DET OF 3 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67
1985 23 Nashville AA AAA DET 1B 1 10 8 2 0 1 1.000 10.00
1985 23 Nashville AA AAA DET C 47 294 266 26 2 2 .993 6.21 2
1988 26 Phoenix PCL AAA SFG C 20 130 123 6 1 0 .992 6.45 1
1994 32 Columbus IL AAA NYY 1B 8 86 76 8 2 3 .977 10.50
1994 32 Columbus IL AAA NYY C 7 51 46 4 1 0 .980 7.14 1
1995 33 Columbus IL AAA NYY 1B 1 12 11 1 0 1 1.000 12.00
1995 33 Columbus IL AAA NYY C 12 70 66 2 2 0 .971 5.67 0 17 1 6%
8 Seasons 497 3166 2864 275 27 52 .991 6.32 32 17 1 6%
C (8 seasons) C 454 2809 2536 249 24 23 .991 6.13 32 17 1 6%
1B (6 seasons) 1B 37 350 325 23 2 29 .994 9.41
3B (2 seasons) 3B 2 4 1 2 1 0 .750 1.50
2B (1 season) 2B 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
OF (1 season) OF 3 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
2003 41 Seattle AL MLB SEA 1 of 1 162 93 69 .574
2004 42 Seattle AL MLB SEA 1 of 1 162 63 99 .389
2005 43 Arizona NL MLB ARI 1 of 1 162 77 85 .475
2006 44 Arizona NL MLB ARI 1 of 1 162 76 86 .469
2007 45 Arizona NL MLB ARI 1 of 1 162 90 72 .556
2008 46 Arizona NL MLB ARI 1 of 1 162 82 80 .506
2009 47 Arizona NL MLB ARI 1 of 2 162 70 92 .432
2011 49 Oakland AL MLB OAK 1 of 2 162 74 88 .457
2012 50 Oakland AL MLB OAK 1 of 1 162 94 68 .580
2013 51 Oakland AL MLB OAK 1 of 1 162 96 66 .593
2014 52 Oakland AL MLB OAK 1 of 1 127 75 52 .591
11 Seasons 1747 890 857 .509

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
1981 19 Macon Peaches South Atlantic League A DET
1982 20 Birmingham Barons Southern League AA DET
1983 21 Evansville Triplets American Association AAA DET
1983 21 Birmingham Barons Southern League AA DET
1984 22 Evansville Triplets American Association AAA DET
1984 22 Birmingham Barons Southern League AA DET
1985 23 Nashville Sounds American Association AAA DET
1985 23 Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1985-05-25 1985-10-05
1986 24 San Francisco Giants National League MLB SFG 1 1986-04-09 1986-10-05
1987 25 San Francisco Giants National League MLB SFG 1 1987-04-06 1987-10-03
1988 26 Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League AAA SFG
1988 26 San Francisco Giants National League MLB SFG 1 1988-04-04 1988-10-02
1989 27 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1989-04-07 1989-09-30
1990 28 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1990-04-11 1990-10-02
1991 29 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1991-04-08 1991-10-06
1992 30 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1992-04-11 1992-10-01
1993 31 Boston Red Sox American League MLB BOS 1 1993-04-08 1993-10-03
1994 32 Columbus Clippers International League AAA NYY
1994 32 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1994-05-15 1994-06-14
1994 32 Chicago White Sox American League MLB CHW 2 1994-07-23 1994-08-06
1995 33 Columbus Clippers International League AAA NYY

Sabr ID: 1445301c

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