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Willie Royster

Willie Arthur Royster

Positions: Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: April 11, 1954 in Clarksville, Virginia, US
High School: Spingarn HS (Washington, DC)
School: Howard University (Washington, DC)

Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 22nd round of the 1972 MLB June Amateur Draft from Spingarn HS (Washington, DC).

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
1972 18 -1.2 Bluefield APPY Rk BAL 41 141 124 20 29 3 4 3 15 1 1 15 28 .234 .319 .395 .714 49 1 0 1
1973 19 -1.6 Miami FLOR A BAL 114 363 331 49 88 13 3 6 43 19 2 27 38 .266 .326 .378 .704 125 3 1 1
1974 20 -1.1 Miami FLOR A BAL 121 444 410 54 110 10 3 12 66 8 3 21 68 .268 .305 .395 .700 162 7 3 5 5 3
1975 21 -1.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A BAL 114 429 393 41 93 21 2 6 41 7 4 30 107 .237 .293 .346 .639 136 10 2 2 2 4
1975 21 -0.5 Lodi CALL A BAL 53 208 192 19 42 11 1 3 20 5 0 13 54 .219 .269 .333 .603 64 5 1 0 2 2
1975 21 -1.9 Asheville SOUL AA BAL 61 221 201 22 51 10 1 3 21 2 4 17 53 .254 .315 .358 .673 72 5 1 2 0 2
1976 22 2.2 Niagara Falls NYPL A- PIT 53 234 196 30 46 7 1 8 35 10 2 30 51 .235 .341 .403 .744 79 3 2 3
1978 24 1.0 Charlotte SOUL AA BAL 125 434 395 52 100 15 3 13 52 15 3 28 91 .253 .305 .405 .710 160 3 5 3
1979 25 2.0 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-AAA-AA BAL 88 287 264 31 81 15 0 4 26 8 7 18 55 .307 .357 .409 .766 108 3 1 1
1979 25 3.8 Miami FLOR A BAL 39 143 130 11 42 8 0 1 11 6 3 10 26 .323 .378 .408 .785 53 2 0 1
1979 25 2.2 Charlotte SOUL AA BAL 2 7 6 3 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 .500 .571 1.000 1.571 6 0 0 0
1979 25 0.1 Rochester IL AAA BAL 47 137 128 17 36 4 0 3 13 2 4 7 28 .281 .324 .383 .706 49 1 1 0
1980 26 1.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BAL 95 345 321 39 81 16 1 4 49 10 2 13 79 .252 .288 .346 .634 111 5 1 5
1980 26 3.0 Charlotte SOUL AA BAL 26 88 79 10 17 5 1 1 14 3 1 6 28 .215 .273 .342 .614 27 1 0 2
1980 26 1.2 Rochester IL AAA BAL 69 257 242 29 64 11 0 3 35 7 1 7 51 .264 .293 .347 .640 84 4 1 3
1981 27 4.0 Charlotte SOUL AA BAL 138 609 562 98 149 22 2 31 88 53 11 35 120 .265 .313 .477 .790 268 6 2 4 4
1982 28 2.9 Rochester IL AAA BAL 59 185 167 19 33 1 0 1 10 8 2 8 28 .198 .247 .222 .469 37 4 3 3 3
1983 29 3.4 Evansville AA AAA DET 13 35 33 3 5 2 0 1 5 1 0 1 9 .152 .171 .303 .474 10 0 0 1 0
11 Seasons 961 3506 3196 436 815 125 19 89 430 140 37 226 674 .255 .308 .390 .698 1245 17 33 22 29 14
Rk (1 season) Rk 41 141 124 20 29 3 4 3 15 1 1 15 28 .234 .319 .395 .714 49 1 0 1
A- (1 season) A- 53 234 196 30 46 7 1 8 35 10 2 30 51 .235 .341 .403 .744 79 3 2 3
A (4 seasons) A 327 1158 1063 133 282 42 7 22 140 38 8 71 186 .265 .314 .380 .694 404 12 9 6 9 5
AA (5 seasons) AA 352 1359 1243 185 320 55 7 48 177 73 19 87 293 .257 .310 .429 .738 533 5 11 9 9 6
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 188 614 570 68 138 18 0 8 63 18 7 23 116 .242 .279 .316 .595 180 9 5 7 3
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
1972 18 Bluefield APPY Rk BAL OF 8 11 9 1 1 0 .909 1.25
1972 18 Bluefield APPY Rk BAL C 29 254 233 17 4 0 .984 8.62 11
1973 19 Miami FLOR A BAL OF 17 18 15 0 3 0 .833 0.88
1973 19 Miami FLOR A BAL 3B 2 3 0 2 1 0 .667 1.00
1973 19 Miami FLOR A BAL C 89 544 491 44 9 4 .983 6.01 16
1974 20 Miami FLOR A BAL OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1974 20 Miami FLOR A BAL C 119 891 792 85 14 6 .984 7.37 25
1975 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A BAL C 104 663 556 87 20 8 .970 6.18 21
1975 21 Lodi CALL A BAL C 47 333 273 46 14 3 .958 6.79 19
1975 21 Asheville SOUL AA BAL C 57 330 283 41 6 5 .982 5.68 2
1976 22 Niagara Falls NYPL A- PIT OF 2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 2.50
1976 22 Niagara Falls NYPL A- PIT C 49 338 288 41 9 1 .973 6.71 13
1978 24 Charlotte SOUL AA BAL OF 64 127 110 11 6 2 .953 1.89
1978 24 Charlotte SOUL AA BAL C 58 291 242 41 8 7 .973 4.88 6
1979 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AAA BAL C 47 324 282 38 4 5 .988 6.81 7
1979 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BAL OF 29 58 49 4 5 1 .914 1.83
1979 25 Miami FLOR A BAL C 37 253 217 32 4 5 .984 6.73 5
1979 25 Charlotte SOUL AA BAL OF 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50
1979 25 Rochester IL AAA BAL OF 27 55 46 4 5 1 .909 1.85
1979 25 Rochester IL AAA BAL 1B 2 11 9 1 1 0 .909 5.00
1979 25 Rochester IL AAA BAL C 10 71 65 6 0 0 1.000 7.10 2
1980 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BAL C 59 326 286 32 8 3 .975 5.39 5
1980 26 Charlotte SOUL AA BAL C 17 117 104 12 1 1 .991 6.82 0
1980 26 Rochester IL AAA BAL OF 20 32 30 2 0 1 1.000 1.60
1980 26 Rochester IL AAA BAL C 42 209 182 20 7 2 .967 4.81 5
1981 27 Charlotte SOUL AA BAL C 131 902 780 100 22 8 .976 6.72 11
1982 28 Rochester IL AAA BAL C 48 284 254 23 7 1 .975 5.77 6
1983 29 Evansville AA AAA DET 1B 1 6 5 0 1 1 .833 5.00
1983 29 Evansville AA AAA DET C 9 61 53 5 3 0 .951 6.44 2
11 Seasons 888 5150 4489 535 126 48 .976 5.66 123
C (11 seasons) C 742 4878 4257 513 108 43 .978 6.43 123
OF (7 seasons) OF 141 252 218 19 15 4 .940 1.68
1B (2 seasons) 1B 3 17 14 1 2 1 .882 5.00
3B (1 season) 3B 2 3 0 2 1 0 .667 1.00

Sabr ID: 61c86e87

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