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Ben Davis

Mark Christopher Davis

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: March 10, 1977 in Chester, PA
High School: Malvern Prep HS (Malvern, PA)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1995 amateur draft.
Signed June 2, 1995. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 25, 1998 (Age 21.199)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1999 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Mariners/WhiteSox 1998-2004
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Final Game: October 3, 2004 (Age 27.207)
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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
1998 21 SDP NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1999 22 SDP NL 76 293 266 29 65 14 1 5 30 2 1 25 70 .244 .307 .361 .668 75 96 9 0 0 2 3 2
2000 23 SDP NL 43 148 130 12 29 6 0 3 14 1 1 14 35 .223 .297 .338 .635 66 44 2 0 3 1 1 2/D
2001 24 SDP NL 138 526 448 56 107 20 0 11 57 4 4 66 112 .239 .337 .357 .694 88 160 13 4 1 7 5 *2/3
2002 25 SEA AL 80 253 228 24 59 10 1 7 43 1 1 18 58 .259 .313 .404 .717 92 92 6 2 1 4 1 2/3
2003 26 SEA AL 80 269 246 25 58 18 0 6 42 0 0 18 61 .236 .284 .382 .666 78 94 5 0 1 4 2 2/D
2004 27 TOT AL 68 208 193 22 40 9 0 6 18 1 1 12 49 .207 .256 .347 .603 55 67 5 1 1 1 0 2
2004 27 SEA AL 14 37 33 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 .091 .162 .091 .253 -30 3 3 0 0 1 0 2
2004 27 CHW AL 54 171 160 21 37 9 0 6 16 1 1 9 40 .231 .276 .400 .676 72 64 2 1 1 0 0 2
7 Yrs 486 1698 1512 168 358 77 2 38 204 9 8 153 385 .237 .306 .366 .672 78 553 40 7 7 19 12
162 Game Avg. 162 566 504 56 119 26 1 13 68 3 3 51 128 .237 .306 .366 .672 78 184 13 2 2 6 4
SDP (4 yrs) 258 968 845 97 201 40 1 19 101 7 6 105 217 .238 .322 .355 .677 80 300 24 4 4 10 9
SEA (3 yrs) 174 559 507 50 120 28 1 13 87 1 1 39 128 .237 .289 .373 .662 77 189 14 2 2 9 3
CHW (1 yr) 54 171 160 21 37 9 0 6 16 1 1 9 40 .231 .276 .400 .676 72 64 2 1 1 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 228 730 667 71 157 37 1 19 103 2 2 48 168 .235 .286 .379 .665 76 253 16 3 3 9 3
NL (4 yrs) 258 968 845 97 201 40 1 19 101 7 6 105 217 .238 .322 .355 .677 80 300 24 4 4 10 9

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
1998 21 SDP NL 1 1 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .548 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1999 22 SDP NL 76 293 -7 0 -1 0 4 -3 -0.4 9 6 0.5 .496 .498 0.5 0.4 6 $200,000 2
2000 23 SDP NL 43 148 -8 0 0 -2 2 -8 -0.8 5 -3 -0.3 .483 .496 -0.1 -0.0 -1 2/D
2001 24 SDP NL 138 526 -8 -2 -1 2 7 -2 -0.3 16 14 1.3 .498 .499 1.1 0.9 12 $235,000 *2/3
2002 25 SEA AL 80 253 -3 -1 -1 4 4 3 0.3 9 12 1.2 .503 .502 0.8 0.8 8 $350,000 2/3
2003 26 SEA AL 80 269 -7 -1 0 2 4 -2 -0.1 10 9 0.8 .498 .499 0.6 0.6 7 $1,000,000 2/D
2004 27 SEA AL 14 37 -7 -0 -1 0 1 -7 -0.7 1 -6 -0.6 .449 .496 -0.6 0.1 -6 $1,400,000 2
2004 27 CHW AL 54 171 -6 -2 0 -2 3 -7 -0.6 6 -0 -0.0 .488 .496 0.1 0.1 2 2
7 Seasons 486 1698 -46 -5 -3 4 25 -25 -2.5 58 33 2.9 .495 .498 2.5 2.9 28 $3,185,000
SDP (4 yrs) 258 968 -23 -2 -2 0 14 -12 -1.4 30 18 1.5 .495 .498 1.5 1.2 18 $435,000
SEA (3 yrs) 174 559 -17 -2 -1 6 9 -6 -0.5 21 15 1.5 .497 .500 0.8 1.5 9 $2,750,000
CHW (1 yr) 54 171 -6 -2 0 -2 3 -7 -0.6 6 -0 -0.0 .488 .496 0.1 0.1 2

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
1998 SDP NL 21 C 1 0 0 2.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.71 2.00 .990 7.33 7.50 0 1 0 0 0
1999 SDP NL 22 C 74 71 69 628.1 507 471 29 7 7 .986 0 0 7.16 6.76 .990 7.41 7.35 4 32 45 20 31% 29% 1
2000 SDP NL 23 C 38 34 30 303.2 254 236 17 1 2 .996 -2 -8 7.50 6.66 .990 7.45 7.38 3 14 20 7 26% 32% 0
2000 SDP NL 23 DH 1 1
2001 SDP NL 24 C 135 122 109 1076.2 914 845 60 9 14 .990 1 1 7.57 6.70 .992 7.74 7.65 8 30 70 39 36% 33% 1
2001 SDP NL 24 1B 2 1 0 10.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 1 156 9.00 5.00 .993 9.27 9.15
2002 SEA AL 25 C 77 55 49 538.2 440 416 23 1 5 .998 4 9 7.33 5.70 .993 6.96 6.89 5 20 23 18 44% 32% 1
2002 SEA AL 25 1B 2 0 0 6.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 12.00 4.00 .992 9.30 9.25
2003 SEA AL 26 C 73 66 63 587.2 449 421 24 4 9 .991 2 2 4 4 6.82 6.10 .991 6.79 6.72 8 22 32 17 35% 30% 1
2003 SEA AL 26 DH 1 0
2004 TOT AL 27 C 67 55 47 494.0 425 400 22 3 4 .993 -2 -2 -5 -4 7.69 6.30 .992 7.12 7.07 6 24 34 14 29% 32% 0
2004 SEA AL 27 C 14 11 8 97.0 76 71 5 0 3 1.000 0 0 0 0 7.05 5.43 .992 7.12 7.07 1 5 2 2 50% 32% 0
2004 CHW AL 27 C 53 44 39 397.0 349 329 17 3 1 .991 -2 -2 -6 -5 7.84 6.53 .992 7.12 7.07 5 19 32 12 27% 32% 0
7 Seasons C 465 403 367 3631.1 2991 2791 175 25 41 .992 3 0 1 0 7.35 6.38 .991 7.30 7.22 34 143 224 115 34% 32% 4
2 Seasons 1B 4 1 0 16.0 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 1 112 10.12 4.50 .993 9.28 9.20
2 Seasons DH 2 1
7 Seasons TOT 469 404 367 3647.1 3009 2808 176 25 41 .992 4 0 1 0 7.36 6.36 .991 7.31 7.24 34 143 224 115 34% 32% 4
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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2001 NL  135 (1st)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1999 NL  7 (4th)
2001 NL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2001 NL  14 (2nd)
2003 AL  9 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2001 NL  8 (4th)
2003 AL  8 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2001 NL  70 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2001 NL  39 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2002 AL  43.9 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2002 AL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2002 AL  7.33 (4th)
2004 AL  7.69 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1998 NL  born 1977-03-10 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2607), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (390th), 2.9 career WAR/2.9 7yr-peak WAR/2.9 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
1999 22 San Diego Padres $200,000 ? 11/19/99 USA Today
2001 24 San Diego Padres $235,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 25 Seattle Mariners $350,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 26 Seattle Mariners $1,000,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 27 Seattle Mariners $1,400,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,185,000
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: Mark Ben benji Christopher Davis

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