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John Bateman

John Alvin Bateman

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: July 21, 1940 in Fort Sill, OK
Signed
by the Houston Colt .45's as an amateur free agent in 1962. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1963 (Age 22.272)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1963 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Expos/Astros/Colt.45's/Phillies 1963-1972

Final Game: October 3, 1972 (Age 32.074)
Died: December 3, 1996 in Sand Springs, OK
Buried: Woodland Memorial Park, Sand Springs, OK
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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
1963 HOU NL 22 C 115 111 103 963.2 794 690 81 23 7 .971 -2 -2 7.20 6.70 .986 7.07 7.05 16 26 54 37 41% 42% 3
1964 HOU NL 23 C 72 67 59 580.2 449 400 43 6 4 .987 -4 -8 6.87 6.15 .988 6.81 6.76 10 14 38 11 22% 40% 3
1965 HOU NL 24 C 39 38 33 347.1 264 234 26 4 3 .985 1 3 6.74 6.67 .988 6.96 6.97 4 13 12 10 45% 36% 1
1966 HOU NL 25 C 121 120 103 1023.0 809 731 63 15 14 .981 -6 -7 6.99 6.56 .987 6.84 6.83 21 46 49 26 35% 40% 7
1967 HOU NL 26 C 71 70 58 604.2 535 483 46 6 5 .989 -3 -6 7.87 7.45 .990 6.89 6.89 10 29 31 17 35% 40% 4
1968 HOU NL 27 C 108 105 84 881.0 750 690 49 11 6 .985 -10 -14 7.55 6.84 .990 6.87 6.90 9 39 53 16 23% 39% 2
1969 MON NL 28 C 66 64 53 544.1 466 433 26 7 5 .985 -8 -18 7.59 6.95 .989 7.06 7.01 11 27 36 13 27% 40% 1
1970 MON NL 29 C 137 136 121 1181.1 901 824 62 15 19 .983 10 10 6.75 6.47 .987 6.85 6.82 9 37 51 40 44% 33% 5
1971 MON NL 30 C 137 133 117 1139.0 794 726 56 12 12 .985 -4 -4 6.18 5.71 .988 6.34 6.33 8 45 72 34 32% 35% 0
1972 TOT NL 31 C 87 79 63 676.0 528 475 39 14 6 .973 -5 -9 6.84 5.91 .987 6.61 6.63 6 26 44 23 34% 37% 2
1972 MON NL 31 C 7 5 5 49.0 29 28 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -24 5.33 4.14 .987 6.61 6.63 0 5 1 0 0% 37% 1
1972 PHI NL 31 C 80 74 58 627.0 499 447 38 14 6 .972 -4 -8 6.96 6.06 .987 6.61 6.63 6 21 43 23 35% 37% 1
10 Seasons C 953 923 794 7941.0 6290 5686 491 113 81 .982 -31 -5 7.00 6.48 .988 6.80 6.79 104 302 440 227 34% 38% 28
10 Seasons TOT 953 923 794 7941.0 6290 5686 491 113 81 .982 -31 -5 7.00 6.48 .988 6.80 6.79 104 302 440 227 34% 38% 28
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

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
1963 HOU NL 22 C -2 -2 -2
1964 HOU NL 23 C -4 -8 -4
1965 HOU NL 24 C 1 3 1
1966 HOU NL 25 C -6 -7 -6
1967 HOU NL 26 C -3 -6 -3
1968 HOU NL 27 C -10 -14 -10
1969 MON NL 28 C -8 -18 -8
1970 MON NL 29 C 10 10 10
1971 MON NL 30 C -4 -4 -4
1972 MON NL 31 C -1 -24 -1
1972 PHI NL 31 C -4 -8 -4
10 Seasons C -31 -5 -31
10 Seasons TOT -31 -5 -31

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1963 HOU NL 22 128 111 128 115 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1964 HOU NL 23 74 67 74 72 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1965 HOU NL 24 45 38 45 39 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1966 HOU NL 25 131 120 131 121 0 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1967 HOU NL 26 76 70 76 71 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1968 HOU NL 27 111 105 111 108 0 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1969 MON NL 28 74 64 74 66 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1970 MON NL 29 139 136 139 137 0 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1971 MON NL 30 139 133 139 136 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1972 PHI NL 31 82 74 82 80 0 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1972 MON NL 31 18 5 18 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
10 Seasons 1017 923 1017 952 0 952 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 0
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%
1963 HOU NL 22 3978 3.30 3.83 79 89% 2 0 691 44 7 14 626 79 27 0 0 9 23 2 12 9 3 8 0 1 1 18 94%
1964 HOU NL 23 2428 3.50 4.09 60 97% 1 0 395 42 3 10 340 42 15 1 0 8 6 0 4 2 0 5 1 0 1 6 100%
1965 HOU NL 24 1434 3.29 3.83 24 92% 0 1 234 12 1 8 212 26 9 1 0 2 4 0 1 3 0 3 0 1 1 3 67%
1966 HOU NL 25 4325 3.77 4.39 82 96% 4 0 730 62 3 22 643 62 15 0 1 6 15 0 7 8 1 14 0 1 2 7 86%
1967 HOU NL 26 2539 3.72 4.29 39 95% 0 0 476 20 1 12 442 44 13 0 0 11 6 0 2 4 1 5 0 0 0 6 83%
1968 HOU NL 27 3311 3.07 3.48 65 97% 0 0 632 45 6 17 564 36 14 0 0 6 7 0 2 5 1 5 0 1 1 5 100%
1969 MON NL 28 2409 4.07 4.92 41 95% 0 0 433 30 6 12 385 26 8 2 0 3 7 1 2 4 1 5 0 1 1 3 67%
1970 MON NL 29 5172 4.27 4.78 71 96% 1 1 818 46 7 28 735 63 14 2 0 2 15 5 2 8 0 19 0 4 6 5 80%
1971 MON NL 30 4852 4.07 4.49 54 98% 0 0 725 37 9 26 652 56 14 0 0 3 12 1 2 9 0 12 0 2 2 4 100%
1972 PHI NL 31 2642 3.47 3.96 43 93% 4 1 453 15 2 28 408 36 11 1 1 2 14 1 7 6 0 6 0 1 1 7 100%
1972 MON NL 31 233 7.71 7.90 4 100% 0 0 28 3 0 1 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 33323 3.74 4.27 562 95% 12 3 5615 356 45 178 5031 472 140 7 2 52 109 10 41 58 7 82 1 12 16 64 91%
MLB Averages 3.47 3.94 95% 90%

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
1963 HOU NL 22 16 26 1399 54 37 35 41% 50 31 4 4 0 2 3 0 130 44 1.40 1.43
1964 HOU NL 23 10 14 902 38 11 10 22% 35 9 3 1 0 1 3 0 69 19 1.16 1.36
1965 HOU NL 24 4 13 510 12 10 8 45% 12 9 0 1 0 0 1 0 37 17 1.18 0.92
1966 HOU NL 25 21 46 1607 49 26 25 35% 45 22 3 1 1 3 7 1 145 40 1.15 1.29
1967 HOU NL 26 9 29 941 31 17 15 35% 30 15 0 1 1 1 4 0 84 24 0.97 0.96
1968 HOU NL 27 6 39 1189 46 12 12 21% 41 8 4 3 1 1 2 1 118 17 1.72 1.04
1969 MON NL 28 11 27 915 36 13 11 27% 29 11 6 2 1 0 1 0 106 17 1.14 1.15
1970 MON NL 29 9 37 1969 51 40 37 44% 49 29 2 7 0 4 5 2 146 46 1.41 1.32
1971 MON NL 30 8 45 1874 72 34 32 32% 69 29 3 3 0 2 0 0 158 40 1.28 1.44
1972 PHI NL 31 6 21 975 43 23 18 35% 37 18 6 3 0 2 1 0 96 27 1.07 1.25
1972 MON NL 31 0 5 92 1 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 1 2.08
10 Seasons 100 302 12373 433 223 203 34% 398 181 31 26 4 16 28 4 1098 292 1.28 1.28
MLB Averages 38% 1.28 1.23



* - 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
1963 NL  115 (5th)
1966 NL  121 (5th)
1970 NL  137 (4th)
1971 NL  137 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1963 NL  690 (5th)
1966 NL  731 (5th)
1970 NL  824 (3rd)
1971 NL  726 (3rd)
Career  5,686 (83rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1963 NL  81 (4th)
1966 NL  63 (4th)
1970 NL  62 (4th)
1971 NL  56 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1963 NL  23 (1st)
1966 NL  15 (1st)
1967 NL  6 (5th)
1968 NL  11 (2nd)
1970 NL  15 (1st)
1971 NL  12 (3rd)
1972 NL  14 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1966 NL  14 (1st)
1970 NL  19 (1st)
1971 NL  12 (1st)
Career  81 (92nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1963 NL  16 (1st)
1966 NL  21 (1st)
1967 NL  10 (5th)
1968 NL  9 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1963 NL  54 (2nd)
1966 NL  49 (5th)
1968 NL  53 (2nd)
1970 NL  51 (4th)
1971 NL  72 (2nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1963 NL  37 (4th)
1970 NL  40 (2nd)
1971 NL  34 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1970 NL  44.0 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1970 NL  10 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1963 NL  7.20 (4th)
1966 NL  6.99 (3rd)
1967 NL  7.87 (2nd)
1968 NL  7.55 (1st)
1969 NL  7.59 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1963 NL  6.70 (5th)
1966 NL  6.56 (3rd)
1967 NL  7.45 (1st)
1968 NL  6.84 (3rd)
Career  6.48 (60th)

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