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Buddy Biancalana

Roland Americo Biancalana

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: February 2, 1960 in Greenbrae, CA
High School: Redwood HS (Greenbrae, CA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1982 (Age 22.222, 12,282nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Astros 1982-1987

Final Game: October 4, 1987 (Age 27.244)
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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
1982 22 KCR AL 3 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 1.500 2.167 476 3 1 0 0 0 0 /6
1983 23 KCR AL 6 15 15 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 .200 .200 .200 .400 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1984 24 KCR AL 66 145 134 18 26 6 1 2 9 1 2 6 44 .194 .229 .299 .527 45 40 2 0 5 0 0 64/D
1985 25 KCR AL 81 161 138 21 26 5 1 1 6 1 4 17 34 .188 .277 .261 .538 50 36 1 0 5 0 0 6/4D
1986 26 KCR AL 100 209 190 24 46 4 4 2 8 5 1 15 50 .242 .298 .337 .634 72 64 3 0 4 0 0 64
1987 27 TOT MLB 55 74 71 5 11 1 0 1 7 0 0 2 22 .155 .178 .211 .389 3 15 1 0 1 0 0 64/D
1987 27 KCR AL 37 49 47 4 10 1 0 1 7 0 0 1 10 .213 .229 .298 .527 38 14 1 0 1 0 0 64/D
1987 27 HOU NL 18 25 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .042 .080 .042 .122 -66 1 0 0 0 0 0 6/4
6 Yrs 311 607 550 70 113 16 7 6 30 8 7 41 157 .205 .261 .293 .553 51 161 8 0 15 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 316 286 36 59 8 4 3 16 4 4 21 82 .205 .261 .293 .553 51 84 4 0 8 0 0
KCR (6 yrs) 293 582 526 69 112 16 7 6 30 8 7 40 145 .213 .269 .304 .573 57 160 8 0 15 0 0
HOU (1 yr) 18 25 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .042 .080 .042 .122 -66 1 0 0 0 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 293 582 526 69 112 16 7 6 30 8 7 40 145 .213 .269 .304 .573 57 160 8 0 15 0 0
NL (1 yr) 18 25 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .042 .080 .042 .122 -66 1 0 0 0 0 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
1982 22 KCR AL 3 3 1 0 -0 1 0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .571 .501 0.1 0.1 1 /6
1983 23 KCR AL 6 15 -2 0 0 -0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .464 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /6
1984 24 KCR AL 66 145 -10 -0 -0 0 3 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.3 .488 .495 -0.3 0.3 -3 64/D
1985 25 KCR AL 81 161 -9 -2 1 1 3 -6 -0.6 6 -0 -0.1 .493 .496 -0.2 0.5 -1 6/4D
1986 26 KCR AL 100 209 -8 -0 1 -7 5 -9 -0.9 7 -2 -0.2 .491 .494 0.5 -0.2 5 $165,000 64
1987 27 KCR AL 37 49 -5 -0 -0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 2 -5 -0.4 .484 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -2 64/D
1987 27 HOU NL 18 25 -5 0 0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .465 .496 -0.3 -0.2 -3 6/4
6 Seasons 311 607 -37 -3 2 -10 13 -34 -3.5 21 -14 -1.5 .489 .496 -0.6 0.5 -4 $165,000
KCR (6 yrs) 293 582 -32 -3 1 -8 13 -28 -2.8 20 -9 -1.0 .490 .495 -0.2 0.6 -1 $165,000
HOU (1 yr) 18 25 -5 0 0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .465 .496 -0.3 -0.2 -3

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
1984 24 KCR AL ALCS DET L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 25 KCR AL ALCS TOR W 7 20 18 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .222 .263 .278 .541 5 0 0 1 0 0
1985 ❍ 25 KCR AL WS STL W 7 23 18 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 4 .278 .435 .278 .713 5 1 0 0 0 1
2 Yrs (3 Series) 16 44 37 4 9 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 11 .243 .349 .270 .619 10 1 0 1 0 1
2 ALCS 9 21 19 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .211 .250 .263 .513 5 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 7 23 18 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 4 .278 .435 .278 .713 5 1 0 0 0 1

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 Awards
1982 KCR AL 22 SS 3 1 1 11.0 10 2 8 0 1 1.000 1 120 8.18 3.33 .965 4.91 4.83
1983 KCR AL 23 SS 6 5 3 43.0 35 11 21 3 3 .914 -0 -14 6.70 5.33 .963 4.75 4.72
1984 KCR AL 24 SS 33 26 18 231.1 129 28 94 7 13 .946 1 6 4.75 3.70 .962 4.76 4.72
1984 KCR AL 24 2B 29 16 13 160.0 85 34 50 1 15 .988 -1 -6 4.72 2.90 .980 5.24 5.21
1984 KCR AL 24 DH 3 0
1985 KCR AL 25 SS 74 48 31 451.2 258 80 168 10 31 .961 1 3 4.94 3.35 .964 4.64 4.60
1985 KCR AL 25 2B 4 0 0 6.0 4 3 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -60 6.00 1.00 .982 5.25 5.25
1985 KCR AL 25 DH 2 0
1986 KCR AL 26 SS 89 64 34 566.2 295 102 177 16 40 .946 -6 -13 4.43 3.13 .967 4.53 4.49
1986 KCR AL 26 2B 12 3 1 38.0 19 6 13 0 1 1.000 -1 -22 4.50 1.58 .981 5.09 5.05
1987 TOT MLB 27 SS 38 13 6 138.1 71 20 43 8 6 .887 -5 -43 4.10 1.66 .968 4.65 4.60
1987 TOT MLB 27 2B 15 5 4 66.2 30 10 20 0 7 1.000 0 4 4.05 2.00 .980 5.13 5.08
1987 KCR AL 27 SS 22 7 3 78.2 44 12 27 5 4 .886 -2 -34 4.46 1.77 .970 4.59 4.54
1987 KCR AL 27 2B 12 5 4 61.2 27 9 18 0 6 1.000 -0 -6 3.94 2.25 .980 5.12 5.06
1987 KCR AL 27 DH 1 0
1987 HOU NL 27 SS 16 6 3 59.2 27 8 16 3 2 .889 -3 -54 3.62 1.50 .965 4.72 4.69
1987 HOU NL 27 2B 3 0 0 5.0 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 0 120 5.40 1.00 .983 5.22 5.17
6 Seasons SS 243 157 93 1442.0 798 243 511 44 94 .945 -8 -7 4.71 3.10 .965 4.62 4.58
4 Seasons 2B 60 24 18 270.2 138 53 84 1 24 .993 -2 -7 4.56 2.28 .980 5.19 5.15
3 Seasons DH 6 0
6 Seasons TOT 303 181 111 1712.2 936 296 595 45 118 .952 -10 -7 4.68 2.94 .967 4.71 4.69
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

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
1986 26 Kansas City Royals $165,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1989 29 Kansas City Royals $162,500 ? 11/1/89 NYT
Career to date (may be incomplete)$327,500
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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