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John Buck

Johnathan Richard Buck (twitter: @johnbuck44)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 245 lb.

Born: July 7, 1980 in Kemmerer, WY
High School: Taylorsville HS (Taylorsville, UT)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 7th round of the 1998 amateur draft.
Signed June 11, 1998. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 25, 2004 (Age 23.354)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Marlins/BlueJays/Mets/Mariners/... 2004-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 1 yr/$1M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 9.101, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Doug Rogalski [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 30, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1797. Chick Galloway… #1798. Frank Taveras… #1799. Bubba Phillips… #1800. JOHN BUCK… #1801. Willy Taveras… #1802. Cliff Pennington… #1803. Bobby Crosby… 

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
2004 23 KCR AL 71 258 238 36 56 9 0 12 30 1 1 15 79 .235 .280 .424 .704 80 101 6 0 4 1 0 2/D RoY-8
2005 24 KCR AL 118 430 401 40 97 21 1 12 47 2 2 23 94 .242 .287 .389 .676 79 156 9 3 1 2 2 *2
2006 25 KCR AL 114 409 371 37 91 21 1 11 50 0 2 26 84 .245 .306 .396 .702 80 147 7 7 4 1 2 *2
2007 26 KCR AL 113 399 347 41 77 18 0 18 48 0 1 36 92 .222 .308 .429 .738 92 149 11 10 0 6 0 *2
2008 27 KCR AL 109 418 370 48 83 23 1 9 48 0 3 38 96 .224 .304 .365 .669 79 135 12 6 0 4 2 2
2009 28 KCR AL 59 202 186 16 46 12 4 8 36 1 1 13 55 .247 .299 .484 .782 104 90 2 1 1 1 0 2D
2010 ★ 29 TOR AL 118 437 409 53 115 25 0 20 66 0 0 16 111 .281 .314 .489 .802 114 200 6 6 0 6 1 *2/D AS
2011 30 FLA NL 140 530 466 41 106 15 1 16 57 0 1 54 115 .227 .316 .367 .683 87 171 11 7 2 1 7 *2
2012 31 MIA NL 106 398 343 29 66 15 1 12 41 0 0 49 103 .192 .297 .347 .644 73 119 8 3 1 2 5 2
2013 32 TOT NL 110 431 392 39 87 11 0 15 62 2 1 29 104 .222 .288 .365 .652 84 143 13 8 0 2 4 2/D
2013 32 NYM NL 101 407 368 38 79 11 0 15 60 2 1 29 99 .215 .285 .367 .652 84 135 12 8 0 2 4 2/D
2013 32 PIT NL 9 24 24 1 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 .333 .333 .333 .667 91 8 1 0 0 0 0 /2
2014 33 SEA AL 27 92 84 9 19 2 0 1 6 0 0 8 24 .226 .293 .286 .579 67 24 1 0 0 0 0 2/D3
11 Yrs 1085 4004 3607 389 843 172 9 134 491 6 12 307 957 .234 .301 .398 .699 86 1435 86 51 13 26 23
162 Game Avg. 162 598 539 58 126 26 1 20 73 1 2 46 143 .234 .301 .398 .699 86 214 13 8 2 4 3
KCR (6 yrs) 584 2116 1913 218 450 104 7 70 259 4 10 151 500 .235 .298 .407 .705 84 778 47 27 10 15 6
MIA (2 yrs) 246 928 809 70 172 30 2 28 98 0 1 103 218 .213 .308 .358 .667 81 290 19 10 3 3 12
NYM (1 yr) 101 407 368 38 79 11 0 15 60 2 1 29 99 .215 .285 .367 .652 84 135 12 8 0 2 4
PIT (1 yr) 9 24 24 1 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 .333 .333 .333 .667 91 8 1 0 0 0 0
SEA (1 yr) 27 92 84 9 19 2 0 1 6 0 0 8 24 .226 .293 .286 .579 67 24 1 0 0 0 0
TOR (1 yr) 118 437 409 53 115 25 0 20 66 0 0 16 111 .281 .314 .489 .802 114 200 6 6 0 6 1
AL (8 yrs) 729 2645 2406 280 584 131 7 91 331 4 10 175 635 .243 .301 .416 .717 88 1002 54 33 10 21 7
NL (3 yrs) 356 1359 1201 109 259 41 2 43 160 2 2 132 322 .216 .302 .361 .662 82 433 32 18 3 5 16

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
2004 23 KCR AL 71 258 -9 -0 -0 -4 4 -10 -0.9 10 -0 -0.0 .486 .494 0.3 0.1 4 2/D RoY-8
2005 24 KCR AL 118 430 -13 -2 -1 -5 7 -13 -1.2 16 3 0.3 .489 .492 0.8 0.2 8 $318,500 *2
2006 25 KCR AL 114 409 -10 -2 -0 -1 7 -6 -0.6 15 9 0.9 .495 .496 1.0 0.6 10 $349,500 *2
2007 26 KCR AL 113 399 -4 -0 -1 -9 7 -8 -0.8 15 6 0.7 .493 .495 1.5 -0.2 15 $440,000 *2
2008 27 KCR AL 109 418 -12 -1 -1 -12 7 -19 -1.8 16 -4 -0.3 .482 .488 0.9 -0.4 8 $2,200,000 2
2009 28 KCR AL 59 202 -0 -1 -0 -3 2 -3 -0.2 8 5 0.5 .495 .498 0.8 -0.1 8 $2,900,000 2D
2010 ★ 29 TOR AL 118 437 6 0 -1 -11 7 1 0.2 16 17 1.8 .501 .500 2.9 -0.4 28 $2,000,000 *2/D AS
2011 30 FLA NL 140 530 -9 -2 -1 -5 8 -10 -1.1 17 7 0.6 .493 .494 1.0 0.3 12 $5,000,000 *2
2012 31 MIA NL 106 398 -13 -2 -1 2 7 -7 -0.8 12 5 0.5 .493 .495 0.1 0.9 3 $6,000,000 2
2013 32 NYM NL 101 407 -4 -0 0 -9 6 -7 -0.9 13 6 0.4 .492 .495 1.4 -0.4 15 2/D
2013 32 PIT NL 9 24 -1 -0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 $6,000,000 /2
2014 33 SEA AL 27 92 -2 0 -0 -2 1 -4 -0.3 3 -0 -0.0 .485 .498 0.2 -0.1 2 $1,000,000 2/D3
11 Seasons 1085 4004 -73 -11 -6 -60 62 -89 -8.7 142 53 5.0 .492 .495 10.9 0.5 113 $26,208,000
KCR (6 yrs) 584 2116 -49 -6 -4 -34 33 -60 -5.5 79 20 2.0 .490 .494 5.3 0.2 53 $6,208,000
MIA (2 yrs) 246 928 -22 -5 -2 -3 15 -17 -1.8 29 12 1.0 .493 .494 1.2 1.3 15 $11,000,000
NYM (1 yr) 101 407 -4 -0 0 -9 6 -7 -0.9 13 6 0.4 .492 .495 1.4 -0.4 15
PIT (1 yr) 9 24 -1 -0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 $6,000,000
SEA (1 yr) 27 92 -2 0 -0 -2 1 -4 -0.3 3 -0 -0.0 .485 .498 0.2 -0.1 2 $1,000,000
TOR (1 yr) 118 437 6 0 -1 -11 7 1 0.2 16 17 1.8 .501 .500 2.9 -0.4 28 $2,000,000

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
2013 32 PIT NL NLDS STL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
2004 KCR AL 23 C 68 66 63 575.0 393 376 14 3 4 .992 -3 -4 -6 -8 6.10 5.74 .992 7.12 7.07 7 26 30 14 32% 32% 0 RoY-8
2004 KCR AL 23 DH 3 3 RoY-8
2005 KCR AL 24 C 117 112 108 976.2 699 640 56 3 5 .996 3 -5 4 -6 6.41 5.95 .992 6.79 6.72 3 51 60 31 34% 30% 6
2006 KCR AL 25 C 112 107 96 930.1 658 615 37 6 7 .991 -5 -1 -6 -1 6.31 5.82 .992 7.09 6.99 5 56 33 17 34% 30% 1
2007 KCR AL 26 C 112 104 90 924.1 734 697 29 8 6 .989 -1 -9 -1 -11 7.07 6.48 .991 7.28 7.20 3 31 44 12 21% 27% 0
2008 KCR AL 27 C 107 106 104 950.1 783 751 24 8 6 .990 -6 -12 -8 -15 7.34 7.24 .991 7.26 7.19 4 42 59 12 17% 27% 0
2009 KCR AL 28 C 46 41 39 366.2 331 309 14 8 4 .976 -5 -3 -16 -9 7.93 7.02 .992 7.48 7.39 2 15 41 8 16% 26% 1
2009 KCR AL 28 DH 12 8
2010 TOR AL 29 C 112 104 100 933.0 778 733 40 5 6 .994 1 -11 1 -14 7.46 6.90 .990 7.44 7.37 4 39 47 18 28% 26% 1 AS
2010 TOR AL 29 DH 4 4 AS
2011 FLA NL 30 C 135 129 111 1144.0 1055 1008 42 5 5 .995 -3 -5 -3 -5 8.26 7.78 .992 7.98 7.96 7 31 83 17 17% 28% 1
2012 MIA NL 31 C 105 103 101 915.0 779 715 57 7 4 .991 6 2 8 3 7.59 7.35 .992 8.36 8.26 7 16 48 18 27% 27% 0
2013 TOT NL 32 C 104 101 99 922.2 791 746 41 4 1 .995 4 -10 5 -13 7.68 7.57 .993 8.10 8.10 6 31 39 16 29% 28% 4
2013 NYM NL 32 C 97 95 94 869.0 748 704 40 4 1 .995 5 -9 7 -12 7.71 7.67 .993 8.10 8.10 6 25 37 16 30% 28% 4
2013 NYM NL 32 DH 1 1
2013 PIT NL 32 C 7 6 5 53.2 43 42 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 -22 -20 7.21 6.14 .993 8.10 8.10 0 6 2 0 0% 28% 0
2014 SEA AL 33 C 19 19 19 164.0 142 132 9 1 2 .993 -2 -2 -13 -15 7.74 7.42 .993 8.23 8.21 1 11 11 3 21% 28% 0
2014 SEA AL 33 DH 5 5
2014 SEA AL 33 1B 1 0 0 3.0 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 172 0 15.00 5.00 .992 9.00 9.00
11 Seasons C 1037 992 930 8802.0 7143 6722 363 58 50 .992 -11 -58 -1 -7 7.24 6.83 .992 7.53 7.46 49 349 495 166 25% 28% 14
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 3.0 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 172 0 15.00 5.00 .992 9.00 9.00
11 Seasons TOT 1038 992 930 8805.0 7148 6725 365 58 50 .992 -10 -58 -1 -7 7.25 6.83 .992 7.53 7.46 49 349 495 166 25% 28% 14
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

Strikeouts s c a p y
Active  957 (49th)

Putoutss c a p y
Active  6,725 (19th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2010 AL  112 (5th)
2011 NL  135 (2nd)
Active  1,037 (6th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2010 AL  733 (5th)
2011 NL  1,008 (1st)
Active  6,722 (5th)
Career  6,722 (50th)

Assists as C s c a p y
2005 AL  56 (4th)
Active  363 (14th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2007 AL  8 (3rd)
2008 AL  8 (5th)
2009 AL  8 (1st)
2012 NL  7 (4th)
Active  58 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2006 AL  7 (3rd)
2010 AL  6 (3rd)
Active  50 (7th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2011 NL  7 (5th)
Active  49 (10th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2008 AL  59 (3rd)
2011 NL  83 (3rd)
Active  495 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2005 AL  31 (4th)
Active  166 (13th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2012 NL  6 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
Active  7.24 (24th)
Career  7.24 (51st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2008 AL  7.24 (5th)
Active  6.83 (20th)
Career  6.83 (36th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2005 AL  .996 (3rd)
2010 AL  .994 (5th)
2013 NL  .995 (5th)
Active  .992 (17th)
Career  .992 (50th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1824), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 24 (574), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (298th), 5.0 career WAR/5.1 7yr-peak WAR/5.1 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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
2005 24 Kansas City Royals $318,500 ?
2006 25 Kansas City Royals $349,500 ?
2007 26 Kansas City Royals $440,000 ?
2008 27 Kansas City Royals $2,200,000 ?
2009 28 Kansas City Royals $2,900,000 ?
2010 29 Toronto Blue Jays $2,000,000 5.101
2011 30 Florida Marlins $5,000,000 6.101
2012 31 Miami Marlins $6,000,000 7.101 contracts
2013 32 Pittsburgh Pirates $6,000,000 8.101 contracts
2014 33 Seattle Mariners $1,000,000 9.101
2014 StatusSigned thru 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2015
Career to date (may be incomplete)$26,208,000
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: Johnathan james jim jimmy John jon Richard Buck

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