John Burkett    \BURK-it\

John David Burkett

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 28, 1964 in New Brighton, PA
High School: Beaver HS (Beaver, PA)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 6th round of the 1983 amateur draft.
Signed June 18, 1983. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1987 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Giants/Rangers/Braves/RedSox/Marlins 1987-2003
Agents: Tommy Tanzer [*]
Final Game: September 26, 2003 (Age 38)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1987 SFG NL 22 P 3 0 0 6.0 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 1.50 0.33 .960 1.95 1.90 0 0 0
1990 SFG NL 25 P 33 32 2 204.0 37 11 25 1 4 .973 1.59 1.09 .957 1.80 1.79 18 7 28% 29% 2 RoY-4
1991 SFG NL 26 P 36 34 3 206.2 39 13 25 1 2 .974 1.65 1.06 .955 1.86 1.85 17 16 48% 33% 3
1992 SFG NL 27 P 32 32 3 189.2 30 11 18 1 0 .967 1.38 0.91 .954 1.94 1.94 17 7 29% 32% 0
1993 SFG NL 28 P 34 34 2 231.2 57 21 36 0 2 1.000 2.21 1.68 .953 1.84 1.83 14 14 50% 32% 3 AS,CYA-4,MVP-24
1994 SFG NL 29 P 25 25 0 159.1 37 14 23 0 1 1.000 2.09 1.48 .958 1.86 1.85 13 6 32% 32% 4
1995 FLA NL 30 P 30 30 4 188.1 44 18 26 0 0 1.000 2.10 1.47 .956 1.84 1.83 8 4 33% 30% 1
1996 TOT MLB 31 P 34 34 2 222.2 45 19 25 1 1 .978 1.78 1.29 .956 1.82 1.81 15 8 35% 29% 1
1996 FLA NL 31 P 24 24 1 154.0 34 12 21 1 1 .971 1.93 1.38 .954 1.84 1.83 12 7 37% 28% 1
1996 TEX AL 31 P 10 10 1 68.2 11 7 4 0 0 1.000 1.44 1.10 .960 1.77 1.76 3 1 25% 30% 0
1997 TEX AL 32 P 30 30 2 189.1 41 12 28 1 1 .976 1.90 1.33 .955 1.71 1.69 9 8 47% 33% 2
1998 TEX AL 33 P 32 32 0 195.0 30 11 18 1 0 .967 1.34 0.91 .958 1.78 1.76 9 7 44% 31% 1
1999 TEX AL 34 P 30 25 0 147.1 25 7 18 0 2 1.000 1.53 0.83 .952 1.69 1.66 5 5 50% 33% 0
2000 ATL NL 35 P 31 22 0 134.1 26 10 15 1 1 .962 1.67 0.81 .962 1.74 1.72 7 2 22% 32% 2
2001 ATL NL 36 P 34 34 1 219.1 41 15 26 0 1 1.000 1.68 1.21 .959 1.75 1.73 13 9 41% 33% 3 AS
2002 BOS AL 37 P 29 29 1 173.0 20 8 11 1 0 .950 0.99 0.66 .957 1.69 1.67 11 6 35% 32% 1
2003 BOS AL 38 P 32 30 1 181.2 27 7 19 1 4 .963 2 2 1.29 0.81 .957 1.73 1.71 6 7 54% 30% 0
15 Seasons P 445 423 21 2648.1 500 177 314 9 20 .982 2 2 1.67 1.10 .956 1.79 1.78 162 106 40% 31% 23
15 Seasons TOT 445 423 21 2648.1 500 177 314 9 20 .982 2 13 1.67 1.10 .956 1.79 1.78 162 106 40% 31% 23
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

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
1987 SFG NL 22 P
1990 SFG NL 25 P
1991 SFG NL 26 P
1992 SFG NL 27 P
1993 SFG NL 28 P
1994 SFG NL 29 P
1995 FLA NL 30 P
1996 FLA NL 31 P
1996 TEX AL 31 P
1997 TEX AL 32 P
1998 TEX AL 33 P
1999 TEX AL 34 P
2000 ATL NL 35 P
2001 ATL NL 36 P
2002 BOS AL 37 P
2003 BOS AL 38 P 2 2 0 1 1
15 Seasons P 2 2 0 1 1
15 Seasons TOT 2 13 0 1 1

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1987 SFG NL 22 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 SFG NL 25 33 32 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 SFG NL 26 36 34 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 SFG NL 27 32 32 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 SFG NL 28 34 34 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 SFG NL 29 25 25 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 FLA NL 30 31 30 31 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1996 FLA NL 31 24 24 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 TEX AL 31 10 10 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 TEX AL 32 30 30 2 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 TEX AL 33 32 32 1 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 TEX AL 34 30 25 3 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 ATL NL 35 31 22 30 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 ATL NL 36 34 34 32 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 BOS AL 37 29 29 2 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 BOS AL 38 32 30 1 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons 446 423 289 445 445 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1987 SFG NL 22 28 68% 21% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
1990 SFG NL 25 857 82% 39% 26 92% 0 10 0 9 26 20 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 1 2 1 8 100%
1991 SFG NL 26 890 82% 34% 24 100% 0 13 2 10 25 19 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 3 100%
1992 SFG NL 27 799 84% 34% 21 95% 0 11 3 7 18 16 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 83%
1993 SFG NL 28 942 83% 36% 36 89% 0 19 0 15 36 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 10 80%
1994 SFG NL 29 674 84% 37% 25 84% 1 13 2 10 23 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 7 100%
1995 FLA NL 30 810 78% 38% 34 85% 1 17 2 12 26 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 80%
1996 FLA NL 31 645 79% 36% 23 87% 0 12 1 11 21 18 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 80%
1996 TEX AL 31 289 79% 35% 5 100% 0 7 0 6 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 TEX AL 32 827 81% 33% 29 90% 0 12 0 9 28 24 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 100%
1998 TEX AL 33 854 81% 33% 26 85% 0 11 4 6 19 17 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 83%
1999 TEX AL 34 656 80% 37% 18 100% 0 7 0 6 18 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 3 100%
2000 ATL NL 35 603 75% 31% 13 100% 0 9 0 7 15 12 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 100%
2001 ATL NL 36 902 73% 30% 26 100% 0 15 3 12 26 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
2002 BOS AL 37 760 79% 29% 11 100% 0 0 0 0 12 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
2003 BOS AL 38 785 81% 33% 23 96% 0 7 3 4 19 13 5 1 0 0 1 0 4 4 4 0 4 100%
15 Seasons 11321 80% 34% 341 92% 2 163 20 124 317 253 20 9 1 2 6 4 20 13 17 2 68 91%
MLB Averages 78% 32% 90% 85%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1993 NL (24, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1993 NL (4, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (219th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1995 NL  18 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1993 NL  1.000 (1st)
1994 NL  1.000 (1st)
1995 NL  1.000 (1st)
2001 NL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

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