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John Christensen

John Lawrence Christensen

Positions: Rightfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: September 15, 1960 in Downey, CA
High School: Troy HS (Fullerton, CA)
School: California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 2nd round of the 1981 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1984 (Age 23.364)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Mariners/Twins 1984-1988

Final Game: October 1, 1988 (Age 28.016)
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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 Awards
1984 NYM NL 23 OF 5 2 2 24.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -2 -105 0.38 0.20 .980 2.29 2.26
1984 NYM NL 23 LF 3 1 1 14.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -86 0.64 0.33 .970 2.06 2.03
1984 NYM NL 23 RF 2 1 1 10.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -1 -132 0.00 0.00 .980 2.07 2.05
1985 NYM NL 24 OF 38 28 23 276.2 45 41 2 2 0 .956 -2 -11 1.40 1.13 .979 2.20 2.20
1985 NYM NL 24 RF 31 25 20 238.0 43 39 2 2 0 .953 -1 -7 1.55 1.32 .978 2.01 2.01
1985 NYM NL 24 LF 6 3 3 31.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.45 0.83 .976 1.92 1.92
1985 NYM NL 24 CF 2 0 0 7.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -157 1.17 0.50 .980 2.70 2.65
1987 SEA AL 26 OF 43 29 21 270.0 63 60 3 0 1 1.000 -0 -1 2.10 1.47 .980 2.31 2.29
1987 SEA AL 26 RF 41 29 21 266.0 62 61 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 2.10 1.51 .979 2.12 2.10
1987 SEA AL 26 DH 7 3
1987 SEA AL 26 LF 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -30 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.10
1988 MIN AL 27 OF 17 10 4 84.1 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 2.13 1.18 .979 2.47 2.45
1988 MIN AL 27 RF 17 10 4 84.1 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 2.13 1.18 .974 2.24 2.22
4 Seasons OF 103 69 50 655.0 130 122 5 3 1 .977 -4 -8 1.75 1.23 .980 2.28 2.28
4 Seasons RF 91 65 46 598.1 126 120 3 3 0 .976 -2 -4 1.85 1.35 .978 2.09 2.09
3 Seasons LF 11 4 4 49.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -32 1.10 0.55 .975 1.97 1.98
1 Season DH 7 3
1 Season CF 2 0 0 7.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -157 1.17 0.50 .980 2.70 2.65
4 Seasons TOT 103 69 50 655.0 130 122 5 3 1 .977 -4 -8 1.75 1.23 .980 2.28 2.28
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
1984 NYM NL 23 LF -1 -86 -1 -0 -1 0
1984 NYM NL 23 RF -1 -132 -1 -1 -0 0
1985 NYM NL 24 RF -1 -7 -2 -1 -1 1
1985 NYM NL 24 LF -0 -8 -0 1 -1 0
1985 NYM NL 24 CF -1 -157 -1 -0 -1 0
1987 SEA AL 26 RF -0 -1 -0 -1 0 0
1987 SEA AL 26 LF -0 -30 -0 0 -0 0
1988 MIN AL 27 RF 0 6 -1 -0 -0 1
4 Seasons RF -2 -4 -4 -3 -2 2
3 Seasons LF -1 -32 -1 0 -2 0
1 Season CF -1 -157 -1 -0 -1 0
4 Seasons TOT -4 -8 -6 -3 -4 2

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1984 NYM NL 23 5 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 5 0 2 0
1985 NYM NL 24 51 28 51 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 31 39 0 15 1
1987 SEA AL 26 53 32 53 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 41 43 7 17 1
1988 MIN AL 27 23 10 23 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 17 0 12 1
4 Seasons 132 72 132 104 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 91 104 7 46 3
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 -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1984 NYM NL 23 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 62% 72% 23% 1 0%
1985 NYM NL 24 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 4 4 0 10 5 50.0% 3 2 20.0% 0 954 57% 80% 29% 46 89%
1987 SEA AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 14 8 0 6 1 1 3 1 0 8 2 0 6 3 0 37 15 40.5% 21 1 2.7% 0 1125 63% 79% 26% 112 55%
1988 MIN AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 15 9 60.0% 6 0 0.0% 0 366 64% 78% 43% 41 49%
4 Seasons 3 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 26 15 1 9 1 1 5 2 1 10 2 0 12 9 0 62 29 46.8% 30 3 4.8% 0 2492 61% 79% 30% 200 62%
MLB Averages 42.1% 3.0% 58% 80% 31% 64%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1984 NYM NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 63 60% 67% 17% 1 100%
1985 NYM NL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 130 61% 65% 25% 5 100%
1987 SEA AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 64% 64% 29% 1 0%
3 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 207 61% 66% 23% 7 86%
MLB Averages 60.1% 3.0% 58% 80% 31% 62%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1985 NYM NL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 45 69% 80% 11% 1 100%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 45 69% 80% 11% 1 100%
MLB Averages 42.7% 2.4% 58% 80% 31% 69%



* - 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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