Bruce Bochy    \BO-chee\

Bruce Douglas Bochy

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: April 16, 1955 in Landes de Bussac, France
School: Brevard Community College (Cocoa, FL)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 1975 amateur draft (June Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: July 19, 1978 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Padres/Astros/Mets 1978-1987

Final Game: October 4, 1987 (Age 32)
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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
1978 HOU NL 23 C 53 45 37 393.1 311 268 35 8 5 .974 0 0 6.93 5.72 .985 6.17 6.12 3 8 47 21 31% 32% 0
1979 HOU NL 24 C 55 36 31 355.0 234 198 29 7 4 .970 -1 -3 5.75 4.13 .985 6.13 6.11 4 12 36 18 33% 34% 2
1980 HOU NL 25 C 10 2 1 29.1 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -41 6.14 2.00 .983 6.08 6.10 1 0 4 0 0% 31% 0
1980 HOU NL 25 1B 1 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -48 0.00 0.00 10.08 10.20
1982 NYM NL 27 C 16 16 10 135.2 102 90 8 4 1 .961 1 9 6.50 6.13 .985 6.29 6.30 1 2 17 9 35% 32% 1
1982 NYM NL 27 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 10.30
1983 SDP NL 28 C 11 8 6 75.0 56 51 5 0 0 1.000 2 32 6.72 5.09 .984 6.58 6.54 1 3 5 7 58% 33% 0
1984 SDP NL 29 C 36 20 14 229.1 161 147 12 2 2 .988 -1 -5 6.24 4.42 .986 6.53 6.51 0 7 23 7 23% 31% 0
1985 SDP NL 30 C 46 28 22 269.2 161 148 11 2 2 .988 -2 -9 5.31 3.46 .987 6.42 6.42 2 6 35 10 22% 30% 0
1986 SDP NL 31 C 48 30 21 285.1 226 202 22 2 3 .991 -1 -4 7.07 4.67 .985 6.93 6.94 2 10 34 15 31% 32% 0
1987 SDP NL 32 C 23 18 12 157.1 106 95 7 4 0 .962 -4 -31 5.83 4.43 .987 6.94 6.90 0 6 19 1 5% 29% 0
9 Seasons C 298 203 154 1930.0 1377 1218 130 29 17 .979 -7 -4 6.29 4.52 .985 6.44 6.43 14 54 220 88 29% 32% 3
2 Seasons 1B 2 0 0 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 3.00 1.00 .990 10.05 10.25
9 Seasons TOT 300 203 154 1936.0 1379 1220 130 29 17 .979 -7 -4 6.28 4.50 .985 6.45 6.45 14 54 220 88 29% 32% 3
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
1978 HOU NL 23 C 0 0 0
1979 HOU NL 24 C -1 -3 -1
1980 HOU NL 25 C -1 -41 -1
1980 HOU NL 25 1B -0 -48 -0 0 -0 0
1982 NYM NL 27 C 1 9 1
1982 NYM NL 27 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1983 SDP NL 28 C 2 32 2
1984 SDP NL 29 C -1 -5 -1
1985 SDP NL 30 C -2 -9 -2
1986 SDP NL 31 C -1 -4 -1
1987 SDP NL 32 C -4 -31 -4
9 Seasons C -7 -4 -7
2 Seasons 1B -0 -40 -0 0 -0 0
9 Seasons TOT -7 -4 -0 0 -0 0 -7

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1978 HOU NL 23 54 45 54 53 0 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1979 HOU NL 24 56 36 56 55 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1980 HOU NL 25 22 2 22 10 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1982 NYM NL 27 17 16 17 17 0 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 SDP NL 28 23 8 23 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1984 SDP NL 29 37 20 37 36 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1985 SDP NL 30 48 28 48 46 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1986 SDP NL 31 63 30 63 48 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
1987 SDP NL 32 38 18 38 23 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
9 Seasons 358 203 358 299 0 297 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 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%
1978 HOU NL 23 1661 3.68 3.89 17 100% 0 0 269 7 2 8 251 35 7 0 0 7 8 0 1 7 1 5 0 1 1 6 100%
1979 HOU NL 24 1501 3.37 4.01 16 94% 2 0 199 11 1 4 183 27 4 0 0 4 8 0 2 6 0 3 0 0 0 5 100%
1980 HOU NL 25 132 4.30 6.75 1 100% 0 0 18 0 0 0 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 NYM NL 27 575 2.92 3.98 7 86% 1 0 90 6 1 3 80 8 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
1983 SDP NL 28 331 5.76 6.12 5 100% 0 0 51 4 0 0 47 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1984 SDP NL 29 968 3.19 4.10 10 100% 0 0 146 5 1 6 134 14 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 3 100%
1985 SDP NL 30 1152 3.90 4.24 7 100% 0 0 147 6 1 4 136 11 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 100%
1986 SDP NL 31 1260 4.61 5.11 10 90% 0 0 204 6 1 5 191 21 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 100%
1987 SDP NL 32 682 4.23 4.98 13 92% 1 0 95 7 0 3 85 7 4 0 0 2 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 67%
9 Seasons 8262 3.82 4.39 86 95% 4 0 1219 52 7 33 1125 129 23 0 0 22 30 0 8 22 2 16 0 2 2 21 95%
MLB Averages 3.88 4.35 96% 91%

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
1978 HOU NL 23 3 8 593 47 21 20 31% 43 19 4 2 0 0 0 0 74 24 1.38 1.24
1979 HOU NL 24 5 12 542 36 18 16 33% 35 16 1 2 0 0 2 0 65 20 1.30 1.18
1980 HOU NL 25 1 0 52 4 0 0 0% 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0.22
1982 NYM NL 27 1 2 209 17 9 8 35% 16 8 1 1 0 0 1 1 28 10 1.18 1.15
1983 SDP NL 28 1 3 133 5 7 4 58% 5 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 8 1.76 1.53
1984 SDP NL 29 0 7 368 23 7 7 23% 20 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 36 9 1.77 0.86
1985 SDP NL 30 2 6 433 35 10 8 22% 30 9 5 1 0 0 0 0 50 10 1.13 0.96
1986 SDP NL 31 2 10 474 34 15 14 31% 31 14 3 0 0 1 0 0 52 20 1.37 1.49
1987 SDP NL 32 0 6 252 19 1 1 5% 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 3 0.94 0.83
9 Seasons 15 54 3056 220 88 78 29% 202 80 18 7 0 1 3 1 352 104 1.30 1.22
MLB Averages 33% 1.30 1.28

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1980 HOU NL 25 21 38% 62% 10% 1 0% 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 NYM NL 27 3 100% 100% 67% 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 24 46% 67% 17% 1 0% 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 59% 82% 28% 95% 89%



* - 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.

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