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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, 10,982nd in MLB history)
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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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 22, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1378. Jamey Carroll… #1379. George Gibson… #1380. Brad Wilkerson… #1381. ALAN ASHBY… #1382. Wally Westlake… #1383. Gene Hermanski… #1384. Frank Isbell… 

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1973 21 CLE AL 11 31 29 4 5 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 11 .172 .226 .310 .536 49 9 0 0 0 0 0 2
1974 22 CLE AL 10 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1975 23 CLE AL 90 302 254 32 57 10 1 5 32 3 2 30 42 .224 .309 .331 .639 82 84 10 1 16 0 1 2/35D
1976 24 CLE AL 89 283 247 26 59 5 1 4 32 0 2 27 49 .239 .310 .316 .626 86 78 6 0 6 3 4 2/35
1977 25 TOR AL 124 459 396 25 83 16 3 2 29 0 2 50 51 .210 .301 .280 .581 60 111 14 2 10 1 3 *2
1978 26 TOR AL 81 298 264 27 69 15 0 9 29 1 1 28 32 .261 .333 .420 .754 111 111 10 1 4 1 4 2
1979 27 HOU NL 108 370 336 25 68 15 2 2 35 0 0 26 70 .202 .262 .277 .538 51 93 8 2 3 3 10 2
1980 28 HOU NL 116 394 352 30 90 19 2 3 48 0 0 35 40 .256 .319 .347 .665 93 122 11 0 2 5 12 *2
1981 29 HOU NL 83 296 255 20 69 13 0 4 33 0 2 35 33 .271 .356 .369 .725 111 94 6 0 3 2 6 *2
1982 30 HOU NL 100 372 339 40 87 14 2 12 49 2 0 27 53 .257 .311 .416 .727 110 141 7 1 2 3 4 2
1983 31 HOU NL 87 311 275 31 63 18 1 8 34 0 0 31 38 .229 .303 .389 .692 97 107 12 0 1 4 4 2
1984 32 HOU NL 66 219 191 16 50 7 0 4 27 0 0 20 22 .262 .330 .361 .691 102 69 4 1 4 3 2 2
1985 33 HOU NL 65 216 189 20 53 8 0 8 25 0 0 24 27 .280 .363 .450 .813 130 85 9 1 1 1 2 2
1986 34 HOU NL 120 361 315 24 81 15 0 7 38 1 0 39 56 .257 .333 .371 .705 97 117 7 0 1 6 9 2
1987 35 HOU NL 125 447 386 53 111 16 0 14 63 0 1 50 52 .288 .367 .438 .805 117 169 14 1 0 4 2 *2
1988 36 HOU NL 73 261 227 19 54 10 0 7 33 0 0 29 36 .238 .319 .374 .694 103 85 5 0 1 4 3 2
1989 37 HOU NL 22 71 61 4 10 1 1 0 3 0 0 7 8 .164 .257 .213 .470 38 13 2 1 1 1 0 2
17 Yrs 1370 4699 4123 397 1010 183 13 90 513 7 10 461 622 .245 .320 .361 .681 93 1489 125 11 55 41 66
162 Game Avg. 162 556 488 47 119 22 2 11 61 1 1 55 74 .245 .320 .361 .681 93 176 15 1 7 5 8
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
HOU (11 yrs) 965 3318 2926 282 736 136 8 69 388 3 3 323 435 .252 .324 .374 .698 98 1095 85 7 19 36 54
CLE (4 yrs) 200 624 537 63 122 16 2 10 67 3 4 60 104 .227 .304 .320 .625 81 172 16 1 22 3 5
TOR (2 yrs) 205 757 660 52 152 31 3 11 58 1 3 78 83 .230 .314 .336 .650 80 222 24 3 14 2 7
NL (11 yrs) 965 3318 2926 282 736 136 8 69 388 3 3 323 435 .252 .324 .374 .698 98 1095 85 7 19 36 54
AL (6 yrs) 405 1381 1197 115 274 47 5 21 125 4 7 138 187 .229 .310 .329 .639 80 394 40 4 36 5 12

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1973 21 CLE AL 11 31 -2 -0 0 -2 1 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .465 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -0 2
1974 22 CLE AL 10 8 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1975 23 CLE AL 90 302 -5 0 -1 -4 5 -5 -0.5 11 6 0.6 .494 .497 1.0 0.2 9 2/35D
1976 24 CLE AL 89 283 -6 -0 -1 1 5 -1 -0.1 10 9 0.9 .498 .499 0.8 0.7 8 2/35
1977 25 TOR AL 124 459 -23 -1 -1 6 8 -12 -1.2 16 4 0.4 .490 .492 -0.2 1.5 -2 *2
1978 26 TOR AL 81 298 0 1 -1 -1 5 5 0.6 11 16 1.6 .506 .503 1.7 0.5 16 2
1979 27 HOU NL 108 370 -23 -1 -1 -2 7 -20 -2.2 12 -8 -1.0 .479 .486 -0.9 0.5 -6 2
1980 28 HOU NL 116 394 -6 -1 -1 -5 7 -7 -0.8 13 7 0.6 .493 .495 1.1 0.2 12 *2
1981 29 HOU NL 83 296 3 -3 -0 5 5 10 1.2 10 20 2.2 .514 .507 1.5 1.2 15 *2
1982 30 HOU NL 100 372 4 -2 0 -14 6 -6 -0.6 13 7 0.6 .493 .496 2.1 -0.9 21 2
1983 31 HOU NL 87 311 -2 -2 0 -7 5 -6 -0.7 11 5 0.3 .492 .496 1.1 -0.3 12 $366,667 2
1984 32 HOU NL 66 219 -1 -0 1 -5 3 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .496 .498 1.0 -0.2 10 $391,667 2
1985 33 HOU NL 65 216 11 -0 -0 -6 3 8 0.9 7 15 1.6 .513 .505 2.2 -0.3 21 $416,667 2
1986 34 HOU NL 120 361 -5 -1 -0 -7 6 -7 -0.8 12 5 0.4 .493 .495 1.2 -0.2 12 $525,000 2
1987 35 HOU NL 125 447 12 -1 -0 -8 6 9 0.9 15 24 2.4 .507 .505 3.2 -0.2 32 $575,000 *2
1988 36 HOU NL 73 261 2 -1 -0 -6 4 -2 -0.2 9 7 0.7 .497 .499 1.4 -0.3 13 $450,000 2
1989 37 HOU NL 22 71 -5 0 0 -2 1 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.4 .470 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -1 $550,000 2
17 Seasons 1370 4699 -48 -13 -6 -56 77 -46 -5.0 162 116 11.1 .496 .498 16.8 2.2 172 $3,275,001
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
HOU (11 yrs) 965 3318 -11 -12 -2 -57 53 -29 -3.4 112 83 7.9 .497 .498 13.6 -0.5 140 $3,275,001
CLE (4 yrs) 200 624 -14 -0 -2 -4 11 -10 -0.9 22 12 1.2 .495 .498 1.7 0.8 17
TOR (2 yrs) 205 757 -23 -0 -2 5 13 -7 -0.6 27 20 2.0 .496 .496 1.5 2.0 15

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1980 28 HOU NL NLCS PHI L 2 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 1 0 0 0 0 0
1981 29 HOU NL NLDS LAD L 3 11 9 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 .111 .273 .444 .717 4 0 0 0 0 1
1986 34 HOU NL NLCS NYM L 6 25 23 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 .130 .200 .304 .504 7 1 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 11 44 40 3 5 1 0 2 5 0 0 4 1 .125 .205 .300 .505 12 1 0 0 0 1
1 NLDS 3 11 9 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 .111 .273 .444 .717 4 0 0 0 0 1
2 NLCS 8 33 31 2 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 1 .129 .182 .258 .440 8 1 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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
1 Season DH 1 0
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1981 NL  1.2 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1975 AL  16 (6th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1980 NL  12 (10th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
Career  1,299 (53rd)

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 (96th)

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)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 19 (853), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 24 (555), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (156th), 11.1 career WAR/10.0 7yr-peak WAR/10.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1983 31 Houston Astros $366,667 ? 2/7/83 TSN 3/$1.25, incl. $50K bonus, $450K opt or 75K buyout
1984 32 Houston Astros $391,667 ? 2/7/83 TSN 3/$1.25, incl. $50K bonus, $450K opt or 75K buyout
1985 33 Houston Astros $416,667* ?
1986 34 Houston Astros $525,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey Option year on 1983-85 deal; includes $75K bonuses
1987 35 Houston Astros $575,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 36 Houston Astros $450,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 37 Houston Astros $550,000 ? Larry Grasso corrections
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,275,001
Disputed Salaries
*1985 - $412,500 - 1985 USA Today survey - 3/$1.25, incl. $50K bonus, $450K opt or 75K buyout
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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