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Matt Batts

Matthew Daniel Batts Jr.

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: October 16, 1921 in San Antonio, TX
High School: San Antonio Technology Academy (San Antonio, TX)
School: Baylor University (Waco, TX)
Signed
by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1947 (Age 25.329, 8,003rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Tigers/Browns/WhiteSox/Redlegs 1947-1956

Last Game: May 8, 1956 (Age 34.205)
Died: July 14, 2013 in Baton Rouge, LA
Cremated
Relatives: Uncle of Danny Heep
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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
1947 25 BOS AL 7 17 16 3 8 1 0 1 5 0 0 1 1 .500 .529 .750 1.279 243 12 0 0 0 /2
1948 26 BOS AL 46 137 118 13 37 12 0 1 24 0 0 15 9 .314 .391 .441 .832 116 52 4 0 4 2
1949 27 BOS AL 60 183 157 23 38 9 1 3 31 1 0 25 22 .242 .350 .369 .719 84 58 4 1 0 2
1950 28 BOS AL 75 258 238 27 65 15 3 4 34 0 0 18 19 .273 .327 .412 .739 81 98 8 1 1 2
1951 29 TOT AL 90 303 277 27 79 18 1 5 33 2 0 22 23 .285 .338 .412 .749 99 114 10 0 5 2
1951 29 BOS AL 11 30 29 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 .138 .167 .172 .339 -12 5 1 0 0 2
1951 29 SLB AL 79 273 248 26 75 17 1 5 31 2 0 21 21 .302 .357 .440 .796 112 109 9 0 5 2
1952 30 DET AL 56 190 173 11 41 4 1 3 13 1 0 14 22 .237 .298 .324 .622 73 56 5 1 2 2
1953 31 DET AL 116 399 374 38 104 24 3 6 42 2 3 24 36 .278 .322 .406 .728 97 152 9 0 1 *2
1954 32 TOT AL 67 203 179 17 42 8 1 3 24 0 1 19 19 .235 .303 .341 .644 74 61 9 0 2 3 2
1954 32 DET AL 12 24 21 1 6 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 4 .286 .333 .333 .667 84 7 0 0 0 1 /2
1954 32 CHW AL 55 179 158 16 36 7 1 3 19 0 1 17 15 .228 .299 .342 .641 73 54 9 0 2 2 2
1955 33 CIN NL 26 78 71 4 18 4 1 0 13 0 0 4 11 .254 .286 .338 .624 62 24 3 0 1 2 0 2
1956 34 CIN NL 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Yrs 546 1771 1605 163 432 95 11 26 219 6 4 143 163 .269 .329 .391 .720 90 627 52 3 16 5 0
162 Game Avg. 162 525 476 48 128 28 3 8 65 2 1 42 48 .269 .329 .391 .720 90 186 15 1 5
BOS (5 yrs) 199 625 558 67 152 38 4 9 96 1 0 60 53 .272 .345 .403 .748 89 225 17 2 5
DET (3 yrs) 184 613 568 50 151 29 4 9 60 3 3 40 62 .266 .315 .379 .693 89 215 14 1 3 1
CIN (2 yrs) 29 81 73 4 18 4 1 0 13 0 0 5 12 .247 .288 .329 .616 60 24 3 0 1 2 0
SLB (1 yr) 79 273 248 26 75 17 1 5 31 2 0 21 21 .302 .357 .440 .796 112 109 9 0 5
CHW (1 yr) 55 179 158 16 36 7 1 3 19 0 1 17 15 .228 .299 .342 .641 73 54 9 0 2 2
AL (8 yrs) 517 1690 1532 159 414 91 10 26 206 6 4 138 151 .270 .331 .394 .725 91 603 49 3 15 3
NL (2 yrs) 29 81 73 4 18 4 1 0 13 0 0 5 12 .247 .288 .329 .616 60 24 3 0 1 2 0

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
1947 25 BOS AL 7 17 3 0 0 0 0 3 0.3 0 4 0.4 .547 .502 0.4 0.0 4 /2
1948 26 BOS AL 46 137 3 -0 1 1 1 6 0.5 4 9 0.9 .512 .503 0.8 0.2 8 2
1949 27 BOS AL 60 183 -4 0 -0 -1 2 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .495 .498 0.3 0.0 4 2
1950 28 BOS AL 75 258 -8 -1 -1 0 2 -7 -0.7 8 1 0.1 .491 .496 0.1 0.2 1 2
1951 29 BOS AL 11 30 -5 0 -0 -1 0 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .447 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -4 2
1951 29 SLB AL 79 273 4 -0 -1 -3 2 2 0.2 8 10 1.0 .502 .501 1.2 -0.1 13 2
1952 30 DET AL 56 190 -6 -1 -0 0 2 -6 -0.6 6 0 -0.1 .489 .496 -0.1 0.2 0 2
1953 31 DET AL 116 399 -0 -1 -1 -5 4 -3 -0.3 12 9 0.9 .497 .498 1.4 -0.2 14 *2
1954 32 DET AL 12 24 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 1 0.1 .505 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1954 32 CHW AL 55 179 -5 -1 -1 -2 2 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.2 .486 .495 0.0 -0.1 0 2
1955 33 CIN NL 26 78 -5 -1 -0 0 1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .478 .497 -0.3 0.0 -2 2
1956 34 CIN NL 3 3 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
10 Seasons 546 1771 -23 -4 -4 -11 15 -27 -2.8 54 28 2.6 .495 .498 3.6 0.4 39
BOS (5 yrs) 199 625 -10 -1 -0 -1 5 -7 -0.6 19 12 1.2 .497 .499 1.2 0.4 13
DET (3 yrs) 184 613 -7 -2 -1 -5 5 -9 -0.9 19 10 1.0 .495 .497 1.4 0.0 15
CIN (2 yrs) 29 81 -5 -1 -0 0 1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .480 .497 -0.3 0.0 -3
SLB (1 yr) 79 273 4 -0 -1 -3 2 2 0.2 8 10 1.0 .502 .501 1.2 -0.1 13
CHW (1 yr) 55 179 -5 -1 -1 -2 2 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.2 .486 .495 0.0 -0.1 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
1947 BOS AL 25 C 6 4 2 17 15 2 0 1 1.000 2.83 .985 5.02 2 1 2 1 33% 46% 0
1948 BOS AL 26 C 41 31 29 138 118 18 2 3 .986 3.32 .986 4.74 0 7 13 6 32% 45% 0
1949 BOS AL 27 C 50 39 36 221 193 23 5 2 .977 4.32 .985 4.76 2 16 13 8 38% 45% 3
1950 BOS AL 28 C 73 59 57 545.2 337 306 29 2 3 .994 5.53 4.59 .985 4.94 4.85 4 10 4 10 71% 49% 1
1951 TOT AL 29 C 75 68 65 620.1 341 291 37 13 6 .962 4.76 4.37 .982 5.03 5.01 11 5 28 22 44% 46% 1
1951 BOS AL 29 C 11 8 6 74.2 40 32 7 1 0 .975 4.70 3.55 .982 5.03 5.01 2 2 2 1 33% 46% 0
1951 SLB AL 29 C 64 60 59 545.2 301 259 30 12 6 .960 4.77 4.52 .982 5.03 5.01 9 3 26 21 45% 46% 1
1952 DET AL 30 C 55 50 42 439.0 303 262 36 5 4 .983 6.11 5.42 .985 5.44 5.44 4 11 20 18 47% 46% 3
1953 DET AL 31 C 103 98 87 848.2 514 463 44 7 7 .986 -5 -7 5.38 4.92 .985 5.18 5.15 13 24 24 25 51% 51% 0
1954 TOT AL 32 C 50 42 37 391.2 276 249 24 3 4 .989 -2 -6 6.27 5.46 .986 5.40 5.36 1 4 17 9 35% 48% 1
1954 DET AL 32 C 8 4 3 43.0 30 24 5 1 1 .967 0 0 6.07 3.63 .986 5.40 5.36 0 0 1 1 50% 48% 0
1954 CHW AL 32 C 42 38 34 348.2 246 225 19 2 3 .992 -2 -7 6.30 5.81 .986 5.40 5.36 1 4 16 8 33% 48% 1
1955 CIN NL 33 C 21 18 15 155.1 74 65 8 1 2 .986 0 0 4.23 3.48 .987 5.65 5.60 0 4 3 3 50% 46% 0
9 Seasons C 474 409 370 3000.2 2221 1962 221 38 32 .983 -7 -3 5.44 4.61 .985 5.20 5.08 37 82 124 102 45% 47% 9
10 Seasons TOT 474 409 370 3000.2 2221 1962 221 38 32 .983 -7 -3 5.44 4.61 .985 5.20 5.08 37 82 124 102 45% 47% 9
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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1953 AL  103 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1953 AL  463 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1951 AL  13 (1st)
1953 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1953 AL  7 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1951 AL  11 (1st)
1953 AL  13 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1951 AL  28 (5th)
1953 AL  24 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1953 AL  25 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1953 AL  51.0 (5th)
Career  45.1 (93rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1950 AL  5.53 (3rd)
1953 AL  5.38 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1950 AL  4.59 (3rd)
1953 AL  4.92 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2261), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (399th), 2.6 career WAR/3.0 7yr-peak WAR/2.8 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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