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Paul Bako    \BA-koh\

Gabor Paul Bako

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: June 20, 1972 in Lafayette, LA
High School: Lafayette HS (Lafayette, LA)
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 5th round of the 1993 amateur draft.
Signed June 4, 1993. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 1998 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Reds/Tigers/Brewers/Braves/... 1998-2009
Agents: Barry Meister [*]
Final Game: October 4, 2009 (Age 37)
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Standard Batting

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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
1998 26 DET AL 96 333 305 23 83 12 1 3 30 1 1 23 82 .272 .319 .348 .667 74 106 3 0 1 4 4 2
1999 27 HOU NL 73 247 215 16 55 14 1 2 17 1 1 26 57 .256 .332 .358 .690 76 77 4 0 3 3 3 2
2000 28 TOT NL 81 251 221 18 50 10 1 2 20 0 0 27 64 .226 .312 .308 .620 61 68 6 1 1 1 10 2/3
2000 28 HOU NL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
2000 28 FLA NL 56 186 161 10 39 6 1 0 14 0 0 22 48 .242 .335 .292 .627 65 47 4 1 1 1 7 2
2000 28 ATL NL 24 63 58 8 11 4 0 2 6 0 0 5 15 .190 .254 .362 .616 54 21 2 0 0 0 3 2/3
2001 29 ATL NL 61 157 137 19 29 10 1 2 15 1 0 20 34 .212 .312 .343 .655 68 47 3 0 0 0 2 2
2002 30 MIL NL 87 257 234 24 55 8 1 4 20 0 2 20 46 .235 .295 .329 .624 66 77 4 0 3 0 3 2
2003 31 CHC NL 70 213 188 19 43 13 3 0 17 0 1 22 47 .229 .311 .330 .641 67 62 2 1 1 1 3 2
2004 32 CHC NL 49 157 138 13 28 8 0 1 10 1 0 15 29 .203 .288 .283 .571 48 39 4 2 1 1 3 2
2005 33 LAD NL 13 47 40 1 10 2 0 0 4 0 0 7 12 .250 .362 .300 .662 78 12 0 0 0 0 1 2
2006 34 KCR AL 56 167 153 7 32 3 0 0 10 0 0 11 46 .209 .261 .229 .489 28 35 3 0 2 1 0 2/D
2007 35 BAL AL 60 174 156 13 32 3 1 1 8 0 1 15 50 .205 .277 .256 .534 42 40 4 1 1 1 0 2
2008 36 CIN NL 99 338 299 30 65 11 2 6 35 0 2 34 90 .217 .299 .328 .626 64 98 9 1 3 1 5 2
2009 37 PHI NL 44 130 116 12 26 4 0 3 9 0 1 13 32 .224 .308 .336 .644 70 39 2 1 0 0 2 2
12 Yrs 789 2471 2202 195 508 98 11 24 195 4 9 233 589 .231 .305 .318 .623 62 700 44 7 16 13 36
162 Game Avg. 162 507 452 40 104 20 2 5 40 1 2 48 121 .231 .305 .318 .623 62 144 9 1 3 3 7
ATL (2 yrs) 85 220 195 27 40 14 1 4 21 1 0 25 49 .205 .295 .349 .644 64 68 5 0 0 0 5
CHC (2 yrs) 119 370 326 32 71 21 3 1 27 1 1 37 76 .218 .302 .310 .611 59 101 6 3 2 2 6
HOU (2 yrs) 74 249 217 16 55 14 1 2 17 1 1 26 58 .253 .329 .355 .684 74 77 4 0 3 3 3
KCR (1 yr) 56 167 153 7 32 3 0 0 10 0 0 11 46 .209 .261 .229 .489 28 35 3 0 2 1 0
PHI (1 yr) 44 130 116 12 26 4 0 3 9 0 1 13 32 .224 .308 .336 .644 70 39 2 1 0 0 2
LAD (1 yr) 13 47 40 1 10 2 0 0 4 0 0 7 12 .250 .362 .300 .662 78 12 0 0 0 0 1
CIN (1 yr) 99 338 299 30 65 11 2 6 35 0 2 34 90 .217 .299 .328 .626 64 98 9 1 3 1 5
BAL (1 yr) 60 174 156 13 32 3 1 1 8 0 1 15 50 .205 .277 .256 .534 42 40 4 1 1 1 0
FLA (1 yr) 56 186 161 10 39 6 1 0 14 0 0 22 48 .242 .335 .292 .627 65 47 4 1 1 1 7
DET (1 yr) 96 333 305 23 83 12 1 3 30 1 1 23 82 .272 .319 .348 .667 74 106 3 0 1 4 4
MIL (1 yr) 87 257 234 24 55 8 1 4 20 0 2 20 46 .235 .295 .329 .624 66 77 4 0 3 0 3
NL (9 yrs) 577 1797 1588 152 361 80 9 20 147 3 7 184 411 .227 .309 .327 .636 66 519 34 6 12 7 32
AL (3 yrs) 212 674 614 43 147 18 2 4 48 1 2 49 178 .239 .294 .295 .589 55 181 10 1 4 6 4

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
1998 26 DET AL 96 333 -12 -2 1 2 5 -6 -0.5 12 7 0.7 .494 .497 0.5 0.7 5 $170,000 2
1999 27 HOU NL 73 247 -9 -1 0 4 4 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.5 .498 .499 0.2 0.7 2 $230,000 2
2000 28 HOU NL 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .439 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $275,000 /2
2000 28 FLA NL 56 186 -10 -0 -1 -1 3 -10 -1.0 6 -4 -0.4 .483 .494 -0.3 0.2 -3 2
2000 28 ATL NL 24 63 -6 -0 0 1 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .484 .498 -0.3 0.2 -3 2/3
2001 29 ATL NL 61 157 -8 0 -0 0 3 -5 -0.6 5 -0 -0.1 .491 .497 -0.1 0.2 -0 $450,000 2
2002 30 MIL NL 87 257 -12 -3 1 -4 4 -13 -1.4 8 -5 -0.6 .484 .491 -0.2 -0.0 -1 $750,000 2
2003 31 CHC NL 70 213 -7 -0 0 3 4 -1 -0.1 7 6 0.6 .499 .500 0.2 0.7 3 $750,000 2
2004 32 CHC NL 49 157 -11 1 -1 3 3 -5 -0.5 5 -0 -0.1 .489 .497 -0.4 0.6 -3 $865,000 2
2005 33 LAD NL 13 47 -1 -1 1 1 1 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $650,000 2
2006 34 KCR AL 56 167 -16 -1 -1 4 3 -10 -1.0 6 -4 -0.4 .482 .494 -0.8 0.7 -8 $700,000 2/D
2007 35 BAL AL 60 174 -14 -1 0 0 3 -11 -1.1 7 -4 -0.5 .482 .493 -0.5 0.3 -4 $900,000 2
2008 36 CIN NL 99 338 -18 -1 0 -3 6 -16 -1.8 11 -6 -0.8 .483 .490 -0.4 0.2 -3 $750,000 2
2009 37 PHI NL 44 130 -4 -1 1 -1 2 -4 -0.4 4 0 -0.0 .491 .498 0.1 0.1 1 2
12 Seasons 789 2471 -129 -10 2 9 41 -87 -9.1 81 -5 -1.2 .489 .495 -2.0 4.7 -15 $6,490,000
ATL (2 yrs) 85 220 -14 -0 -0 1 4 -9 -1.0 7 -2 -0.3 .489 .497 -0.4 0.4 -3 $450,000
CHC (2 yrs) 119 370 -18 1 -0 6 6 -6 -0.6 12 6 0.5 .495 .498 -0.1 1.2 -0 $1,615,000
HOU (2 yrs) 74 249 -9 -1 0 4 4 -2 -0.3 8 6 0.5 .497 .499 0.1 0.7 2 $505,000
KCR (1 yr) 56 167 -16 -1 -1 4 3 -10 -1.0 6 -4 -0.4 .482 .494 -0.8 0.7 -8 $700,000
PHI (1 yr) 44 130 -4 -1 1 -1 2 -4 -0.4 4 0 -0.0 .491 .498 0.1 0.1 1
LAD (1 yr) 13 47 -1 -1 1 1 1 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.1 0.2 1 $650,000
CIN (1 yr) 99 338 -18 -1 0 -3 6 -16 -1.8 11 -6 -0.8 .483 .490 -0.4 0.2 -3 $750,000
BAL (1 yr) 60 174 -14 -1 0 0 3 -11 -1.1 7 -4 -0.5 .482 .493 -0.5 0.3 -4 $900,000
FLA (1 yr) 56 186 -10 -0 -1 -1 3 -10 -1.0 6 -4 -0.4 .483 .494 -0.3 0.2 -3
DET (1 yr) 96 333 -12 -2 1 2 5 -6 -0.5 12 7 0.7 .494 .497 0.5 0.7 5 $170,000
MIL (1 yr) 87 257 -12 -3 1 -4 4 -13 -1.4 8 -5 -0.6 .484 .491 -0.2 -0.0 -1 $750,000

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
2000 28 ATL NL NLDS STL L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 29 ATL NL NLDS HOU W 3 9 7 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 .286 .375 .857 1.232 6 0 0 1 0 0
2001 29 ATL NL NLCS ARI L 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 31 CHC NL NLDS ATL W 3 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 31 CHC NL NLCS FLA L 6 17 16 4 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .250 .294 .313 .607 5 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (5 Series) 17 36 31 5 6 2 0 1 5 0 0 4 10 .194 .286 .355 .641 11 0 0 1 0 0
3 NLDS 8 16 12 1 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 3 3 .167 .333 .500 .833 6 0 0 1 0 0
2 NLCS 9 20 19 4 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .211 .250 .263 .513 5 0 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 Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1998 DET AL 26 C 94 83 74 754.2 544 493 45 6 5 .989 2 3 6.42 5.72 .990 7.13 7.05 9 31 70 36 34% 31% 1
1999 HOU NL 27 C 71 63 46 551.0 502 461 35 6 10 .988 4 9 8.10 6.99 .990 7.41 7.35 4 16 35 19 35% 29% 2
2000 TOT NL 28 C 80 65 55 585.1 471 436 31 4 3 .992 0 0 7.18 5.84 .990 7.45 7.38 3 26 41 21 34% 32% 1
2000 HOU NL 28 C 1 0 0 4.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.75 3.00 .990 7.42 7.40 0 0 0 0 0
2000 FLA NL 28 C 56 48 41 424.0 342 318 21 3 2 .991 -1 -3 7.20 6.05 .990 7.45 7.38 3 25 32 17 35% 32% 1
2000 ATL NL 28 C 23 17 14 157.1 126 116 9 1 1 .992 1 8 7.15 5.43 .990 7.45 7.38 0 1 9 4 31% 32% 0
2000 ATL NL 28 1B 1 0 0 1.2 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -72 10.80 2.00 .990 9.18 9.20
2001 ATL NL 29 C 60 45 32 397.1 351 319 29 3 1 .991 0 0 7.88 5.80 .992 7.74 7.65 4 13 36 19 35% 33% 1
2002 MIL NL 30 C 76 65 59 587.2 457 420 33 4 2 .991 -4 -8 6.94 5.96 .991 7.53 7.47 5 29 45 16 26% 32% 0
2003 CHC NL 31 C 69 57 46 507.2 479 440 33 6 2 .987 -1 3 -2 7 8.39 6.86 .992 7.33 7.26 4 24 27 13 33% 31% 2
2004 CHC NL 32 C 47 43 32 377.2 366 332 30 4 2 .989 1 3 3 10 8.63 7.70 .993 7.45 7.40 1 9 36 15 29% 28% 0
2005 LAD NL 33 C 13 13 9 107.0 68 61 6 1 0 .985 2 1 22 13 5.64 5.15 .992 7.26 7.16 1 5 1 3 75% 29% 2
2006 KCR AL 34 C 53 44 39 392.0 280 258 20 2 3 .993 -1 4 -3 13 6.38 5.25 .992 7.09 6.99 4 20 20 9 31% 30% 2
2006 KCR AL 34 DH 1 0
2007 BAL AL 35 C 57 47 38 421.0 352 324 24 4 5 .989 -3 0 -9 0 7.44 6.11 .991 7.28 7.20 8 16 28 7 20% 27% 1
2008 CIN NL 36 C 96 88 74 770.2 723 679 39 5 7 .993 -1 -3 -2 -5 8.38 7.48 .993 7.65 7.60 9 27 55 22 29% 27% 1
2009 PHI NL 37 C 42 33 26 299.1 268 254 9 5 1 .981 -2 -1 -8 -3 7.91 6.26 .993 7.77 7.70 6 8 15 7 32% 29% 0
12 Seasons C 758 646 530 5751.1 4861 4477 334 50 41 .990 -3 8 -1 3 7.53 6.35 .991 7.42 7.36 58 224 409 187 31% 30% 13
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1.2 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -72 10.80 2.00 .990 9.18 9.20
12 Seasons TOT 759 646 530 5753.0 4863 4479 334 50 42 .990 -3 8 -1 3 7.53 6.34 .991 7.43 7.36 58 224 409 187 31% 30% 13
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/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

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1999 NL  10 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2007 AL  8 (5th)
2008 NL  9 (1st)
2009 NL  6 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1998 AL  36 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1999 NL  8.10 (3rd)
2003 NL  8.39 (4th)
2008 NL  8.38 (2nd)
Career  7.53 (28th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2008 NL  7.48 (5th)
Career  6.35 (63rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
Career  .990 (99th)

                           

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
199826Detroit Tigers$170,00011/23/98 USA Today
199927Houston Astros$230,00011/19/99 USA Today
200028Houston Astros$275,0004/5/00 AP
200129Atlanta Braves$450,0004/6/01 USA Today
200230Milwaukee Brewers$750,0004/3/02 AP
200331Chicago Cubs$750,0004/3/03 AP
200432Chicago Cubs$865,0004/7/04 AP
200533Los Angeles Dodgers$650,000
200634Kansas City Royals$700,000
200735Baltimore Orioles$900,000
200836Cincinnati Reds$750,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,490,000
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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Name and misspellings: Gabor Paul poison Bako

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