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Alan Ashby

Alan Dean Ashby

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 8, 1951 in Long Beach, CA
High School: San Pedro HS (San Pedro, CA)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 3rd round of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 3, 1973 (Age 21.360)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/BlueJays/Indians 1973-1989
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Final Game: May 9, 1989 (Age 37.305)
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1973 CLE AL 21 C 11 8 6 72.0 46 45 0 1 0 .978 -2 -33 5.62 4.09 .985 6.05 6.02 1 8 3 1 25% 38% 0
1974 CLE AL 22 C 9 0 0 20.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.40 1.33 .983 5.90 5.87 1 0 0 0 0
1975 CLE AL 23 C 87 82 66 711.2 489 441 43 5 6 .990 -3 -5 6.12 5.56 .983 6.00 5.98 6 28 64 36 36% 38% 0
1975 CLE AL 23 1B 2 0 0 6.0 8 8 0 0 1 1.000 0 20 12.00 4.00 .990 9.90 9.80
1975 CLE AL 23 3B 1 1 0 6.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -1 -160 1.50 1.00 .955 3.15 3.20
1975 CLE AL 23 DH 1 0
1976 CLE AL 24 C 86 75 67 670.0 533 475 51 7 7 .987 1 2 7.07 6.12 .981 5.75 5.77 3 17 82 39 32% 34% 2
1976 CLE AL 24 1B 2 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 120 6.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.90
1976 CLE AL 24 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.00
1977 TOR AL 25 C 124 120 113 1074.2 701 619 71 11 11 .984 6 7 5.78 5.56 .986 6.01 5.97 6 41 64 59 48% 39% 4
1978 TOR AL 26 C 81 80 74 694.2 443 399 38 6 6 .986 -1 -2 5.66 5.40 .983 5.53 5.48 7 17 50 32 39% 38% 0
1979 HOU NL 27 C 105 104 86 890.2 613 548 57 8 5 .987 -2 -3 6.11 5.76 .985 6.13 6.11 9 33 71 31 30% 34% 1
1980 HOU NL 28 C 114 104 82 912.1 674 608 60 6 10 .991 -5 -7 6.59 5.86 .983 6.09 6.10 14 23 91 27 23% 31% 2
1981 HOU NL 29 C 81 74 69 672.0 501 434 58 9 6 .982 5 9 6.59 6.07 .983 5.93 5.95 3 18 62 41 40% 33% 1
1982 HOU NL 30 C 95 90 83 795.2 599 530 55 14 5 .977 -14 -21 6.62 6.16 .985 6.29 6.30 10 27 108 26 19% 32% 1
1983 HOU NL 31 C 85 78 68 696.2 504 435 56 13 2 .974 -7 -12 6.34 5.78 .984 6.57 6.54 9 21 85 29 25% 33% 1
1984 HOU NL 32 C 63 53 47 476.2 350 303 42 5 3 .986 -5 -13 6.51 5.48 .986 6.53 6.51 15 18 64 26 29% 31% 0
1985 HOU NL 33 C 60 55 43 471.1 357 312 37 8 1 .978 -6 -15 6.66 5.82 .987 6.42 6.42 14 19 58 21 27% 30% 0
1986 HOU NL 34 C 103 86 62 754.0 685 632 43 10 2 .985 -7 -11 8.06 6.55 .985 6.93 6.94 7 21 92 28 23% 32% 1
1987 HOU NL 35 C 110 105 82 904.1 830 778 46 6 6 .993 -8 -11 8.20 7.49 .987 6.94 6.90 6 25 121 30 20% 29% 0
1988 HOU NL 36 C 66 60 48 546.1 441 414 23 4 4 .991 -6 -13 7.20 6.62 .987 6.56 6.57 1 9 82 15 15% 29% 0
1989 HOU NL 37 C 19 17 13 150.2 105 101 4 0 0 1.000 -2 -16 6.27 5.53 .986 6.67 6.68 1 8 15 4 21% 32% 0
17 Seasons C 1299 1191 1009 10513.2 7883 7086 684 113 74 .986 -56 -6 6.65 5.98 .985 6.26 6.25 113 333 1112 445 29% 33% 13
2 Seasons 1B 4 0 0 9.0 10 9 1 0 1 1.000 0 53 10.00 2.50 .990 9.90 9.85
2 Seasons 3B 2 1 0 8.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -1 -135 1.12 0.50 .955 3.15 3.10
17 Seasons TOT 1305 1192 1009 10530.2 7895 7096 685 114 75 .986 -56 -6 6.65 5.96 .985 6.26 6.26 113 333 1112 445 29% 33% 13
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1973 CLE AL 21 C -2 -33 -2
1974 CLE AL 22 C 0 0 0
1975 CLE AL 23 C -3 -5 -3
1975 CLE AL 23 1B 0 20 0 0 0 0
1975 CLE AL 23 3B -1 -160 -1 0 -1 0
1976 CLE AL 24 C 1 2 1
1976 CLE AL 24 1B 0 120 0 0 0 0
1976 CLE AL 24 3B -0 -60 -0 -0 0 0
1977 TOR AL 25 C 6 7 6
1978 TOR AL 26 C -1 -2 -1
1979 HOU NL 27 C -2 -3 -2
1980 HOU NL 28 C -5 -7 -5
1981 HOU NL 29 C 5 9 5
1982 HOU NL 30 C -14 -21 -14
1983 HOU NL 31 C -7 -12 -7
1984 HOU NL 32 C -5 -13 -5
1985 HOU NL 33 C -6 -15 -6
1986 HOU NL 34 C -7 -11 -7
1987 HOU NL 35 C -8 -11 -8
1988 HOU NL 36 C -6 -13 -6
1989 HOU NL 37 C -2 -16 -2
17 Seasons C -56 -6 -56
2 Seasons 1B 0 53 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 3B -1 -135 -1 -0 -1 0
17 Seasons TOT -56 -6 -0 -0 -0 0 -56
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1973 CLE AL 21 11 8 11 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 CLE AL 22 10 0 10 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1975 CLE AL 23 90 83 90 88 0 87 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
1976 CLE AL 24 89 75 89 88 0 86 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
1977 TOR AL 25 124 120 124 124 0 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1978 TOR AL 26 81 80 81 81 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 HOU NL 27 108 104 108 105 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1980 HOU NL 28 116 104 116 114 0 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
1981 HOU NL 29 83 74 83 81 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1982 HOU NL 30 100 90 100 95 0 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1983 HOU NL 31 87 78 87 85 0 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1984 HOU NL 32 66 53 66 63 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1985 HOU NL 33 65 55 65 60 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1986 HOU NL 34 120 86 120 102 0 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
1987 HOU NL 35 125 105 125 110 0 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
1988 HOU NL 36 73 60 73 66 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1989 HOU NL 37 22 17 22 19 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
17 Seasons 1370 1192 1370 1301 0 1298 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 103 5
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1973 CLE AL 21 315 4.75 5.25 2 100% 0 0 45 1 0 1 43 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 CLE AL 22 88 6.75 6.75 2 100% 0 0 11 2 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 CLE AL 23 3055 3.88 4.43 34 97% 0 0 442 21 1 22 397 43 8 0 0 1 5 0 1 4 1 6 0 0 1 6 83%
1976 CLE AL 24 2836 3.60 4.04 31 90% 1 0 475 21 3 20 431 50 7 0 0 5 8 0 4 4 2 7 0 1 1 5 60%
1977 TOR AL 25 4717 4.51 5.12 42 88% 0 0 623 27 7 23 565 67 8 2 0 7 11 1 7 3 0 11 0 3 5 5 80%
1978 TOR AL 26 3071 4.63 5.03 31 100% 0 0 400 23 0 12 365 37 5 0 0 2 6 0 0 6 0 6 0 0 1 7 100%
1979 HOU NL 27 3664 3.09 3.48 45 91% 0 0 550 25 2 6 517 55 17 0 0 5 8 0 2 6 0 5 0 1 1 7 100%
1980 HOU NL 28 3791 3.18 3.60 46 100% 0 0 613 30 4 9 570 59 16 0 1 11 5 0 1 4 0 8 0 2 3 6 100%
1981 HOU NL 29 2719 2.30 2.64 36 89% 0 1 433 20 3 6 404 57 11 0 0 6 10 1 3 6 2 6 0 2 3 3 67%
1982 HOU NL 30 3383 3.78 4.24 40 93% 1 0 527 24 4 11 488 61 11 1 0 19 14 0 4 10 2 5 0 0 2 3 100%
1983 HOU NL 31 2950 3.42 4.04 22 100% 3 0 434 9 0 9 416 54 10 2 0 10 13 1 3 9 0 2 0 0 0 4 100%
1984 HOU NL 32 2022 3.76 4.33 21 95% 0 0 308 7 2 15 284 40 3 0 0 7 5 0 2 3 1 3 0 1 1 2 100%
1985 HOU NL 33 2018 3.49 4.22 31 94% 1 0 310 17 0 12 281 38 9 0 0 5 8 0 3 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 100%
1986 HOU NL 34 3120 3.16 3.55 45 96% 1 0 633 30 1 7 595 43 10 1 0 6 10 0 2 8 0 2 0 0 0 8 88%
1987 HOU NL 35 3786 3.48 3.78 49 100% 2 1 775 39 2 6 728 44 9 0 0 5 6 0 2 4 0 6 0 2 2 9 100%
1988 HOU NL 36 2298 3.48 3.94 28 96% 0 0 415 22 0 5 388 22 4 1 0 2 4 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 1 6 83%
1989 HOU NL 37 627 3.64 3.88 3 100% 0 0 101 2 0 0 99 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
17 Seasons 44460 3.59 4.05 508 95% 9 2 7095 320 29 165 6579 674 129 7 1 91 114 3 34 77 8 72 0 12 22 77 91%
MLB Averages 3.81 4.29 95% 90%
Lg PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1973 CLE AL 21 1 8 128 3 1 0 25% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 0.48 1.69
1974 CLE AL 22 1 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1975 CLE AL 23 6 28 1168 64 36 31 36% 56 27 7 4 1 5 0 0 117 39 1.35 1.10
1976 CLE AL 24 4 17 1057 82 39 36 32% 76 31 5 6 1 2 2 0 122 44 1.27 1.31
1977 TOR AL 25 6 41 1834 64 59 44 48% 55 55 8 4 1 0 4 1 148 77 1.11 1.32
1978 TOR AL 26 12 17 1205 50 32 26 39% 44 31 4 1 2 0 0 0 101 39 1.26 1.28
1979 HOU NL 27 8 33 1312 71 31 26 30% 68 30 2 1 1 0 1 0 140 35 1.35 1.35
1980 HOU NL 28 12 23 1417 91 27 25 23% 86 24 3 3 2 0 2 0 158 34 1.31 1.16
1981 HOU NL 29 3 18 953 62 41 37 40% 60 37 2 2 0 2 1 0 101 43 1.47 1.50
1982 HOU NL 30 8 27 1234 108 26 25 19% 99 24 9 1 0 1 1 0 173 27 1.23 1.31
1983 HOU NL 31 9 21 1069 85 29 27 25% 79 23 6 3 0 3 1 1 139 35 1.39 1.19
1984 HOU NL 32 15 18 726 64 26 25 29% 59 22 5 3 0 1 0 0 120 30 1.15 1.24
1985 HOU NL 33 14 19 725 58 21 21 27% 56 20 2 1 0 0 0 0 111 27 1.29 1.20
1986 HOU NL 34 7 21 1051 92 28 24 23% 81 23 11 3 0 2 1 0 145 32 1.41 1.14
1987 HOU NL 35 6 25 1287 121 30 25 20% 114 23 7 6 0 1 0 0 180 30 1.25 1.22
1988 HOU NL 36 1 9 847 82 15 11 15% 75 11 7 3 0 1 0 0 105 17 1.43 1.80
1989 HOU NL 37 1 8 203 15 4 3 21% 14 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 4 1.43 1.15
17 Seasons 114 333 16249 1112 445 386 29% 1025 386 79 41 8 18 13 2 1907 514 1.31 1.29
MLB Averages 34% 1.29 1.27
Lg PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1975 CLE AL 23 29 62% 86% 31% 1 100% 0 8 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CLE AL 24 10 60% 60% 20% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 39 62% 79% 28% 2 100% 0 9 0 9 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 60% 81% 28% 94% 88%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1975 CLE AL 23 26 54% 85% 19% 2 50% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CLE AL 24 10 40% 100% 30% 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 36 50% 89% 22% 3 33% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 60% 81% 28% 89% 70%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as C s c a p y
Career  1,299 (52nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1980 NL  608 (3rd)
1981 NL  434 (5th)
1987 NL  778 (4th)
Career  7,086 (44th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1981 NL  58 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1977 AL  11 (4th)
1981 NL  9 (2nd)
1982 NL  14 (3rd)
1983 NL  13 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1977 AL  11 (3rd)
1980 NL  10 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1977 AL  6 (5th)
1978 AL  7 (5th)
1979 NL  9 (3rd)
1980 NL  14 (1st)
1982 NL  10 (3rd)
1984 NL  15 (2nd)
1985 NL  14 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1980 NL  91 (5th)
1982 NL  108 (3rd)
1987 NL  121 (4th)
1988 NL  82 (5th)
Career  1,112 (21st)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1977 AL  59 (2nd)
1981 NL  41 (4th)
Career  445 (83rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1977 AL  48.0 (4th)
1981 NL  39.8 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1977 AL  6 (4th)
1981 NL  5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1975 AL  6.12 (5th)
1976 AL  7.07 (3rd)
1980 NL  6.59 (3rd)
1981 NL  6.59 (2nd)
1982 NL  6.62 (5th)
1986 NL  8.06 (1st)
1987 NL  8.20 (1st)
1988 NL  7.20 (4th)
Career  6.66 (95th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1976 AL  6.12 (3rd)
1978 AL  5.40 (5th)
1979 NL  5.76 (5th)
1981 NL  6.07 (1st)
1982 NL  6.16 (5th)
1986 NL  6.55 (5th)
1987 NL  7.49 (1st)
1988 NL  6.62 (2nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1975 AL  .990 (5th)
1976 AL  .987 (4th)
1979 NL  .987 (5th)
1980 NL  .991 (2nd)
1987 NL  .993 (1st)

                                         

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