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Jody Davis

Jody Richard Davis

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 192 lb.

Born: November 12, 1956 in Gainesville, GA
High School: North Hall HS (Gainesville, GA)
School: Middle Georgia College (Cochran, GA)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 3rd round of the 1976 amateur draft (January). Player signed March 12, 1976. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 21, 1981 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Braves 1981-1990
Agents: Jack Sands [*]
Final Game: May 13, 1990 (Age 33)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 1:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1250. Rickie Weeks… #1251. Bill Sweeney… #1252. Ed Brinkman… #1253. JODY DAVIS… #1254. Aaron Ward… #1255. Sid Bream… #1256. Rick Reichardt… 

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
1981 24 CHC NL 56 207 180 14 46 5 1 4 21 0 1 21 28 .256 .333 .361 .694 94 65 6 1 3 2 3 2
1982 25 CHC NL 130 466 418 41 109 20 2 12 52 0 1 36 92 .261 .316 .404 .720 99 169 6 1 4 7 4 *2
1983 26 CHC NL 151 550 510 56 138 31 2 24 84 0 2 33 93 .271 .315 .480 .795 114 245 16 2 0 5 5 *2 MVP-21
1984 27 CHC NL 150 579 523 55 134 25 2 19 94 5 6 47 99 .256 .315 .421 .736 99 220 20 1 1 7 15 *2 AS,MVP-10
1985 28 CHC NL 142 536 482 47 112 30 0 17 58 1 0 48 83 .232 .300 .400 .700 87 193 14 0 2 4 5 *2
1986 29 CHC NL 148 581 528 61 132 27 2 21 74 0 1 41 110 .250 .300 .428 .728 93 226 14 0 4 8 4 *2/3 AS,GG
1987 30 CHC NL 125 485 428 57 106 12 2 19 51 1 2 52 91 .248 .331 .418 .749 95 179 14 2 1 2 2 *2
1988 31 TOT NL 90 292 257 21 59 9 0 7 36 0 3 29 52 .230 .307 .346 .653 84 89 7 1 2 3 3 2
1988 31 CHC NL 88 284 249 19 57 9 0 6 33 0 3 29 51 .229 .309 .337 .646 82 84 7 1 2 3 3 2
1988 31 ATL NL 2 8 8 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .625 .875 140 5 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1989 32 ATL NL 78 257 231 12 39 5 0 4 19 0 0 23 61 .169 .246 .242 .489 40 56 8 1 1 1 3 2/3
1990 33 ATL NL 12 31 28 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 .071 .161 .071 .233 -35 2 1 0 0 0 0 /32
10 Yrs 1082 3984 3585 364 877 164 11 127 490 7 16 333 712 .245 .307 .403 .710 92 1444 106 9 18 39 44
162 Game Avg. 162 596 537 54 131 25 2 19 73 1 2 50 107 .245 .307 .403 .710 92 216 16 1 3 6 7
CHC (8 yrs) 990 3688 3318 350 834 159 11 122 467 7 16 307 647 .251 .313 .416 .729 97 1381 97 8 17 38 41
ATL (3 yrs) 92 296 267 14 43 5 0 5 23 0 0 26 65 .161 .237 .236 .473 34 63 9 1 1 1 3

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
1981 24 CHC NL 56 207 -0 -2 -1 3 3 3 0.4 7 10 1.1 .507 .502 0.7 0.8 7 2
1982 25 CHC NL 130 466 -1 -2 0 9 8 14 1.6 16 30 3.2 .512 .510 2.1 1.9 21 *2
1983 26 CHC NL 151 550 8 -0 -2 -7 9 7 0.7 19 26 2.6 .505 .505 3.3 0.1 33 *2 MVP-21
1984 27 CHC NL 150 579 -7 -2 -2 3 9 1 0.1 20 20 2.1 .500 .500 1.6 1.3 17 *2 AS,MVP-10
1985 28 CHC NL 142 536 -8 -0 -1 6 8 5 0.5 18 23 2.4 .504 .503 1.6 1.5 17 $550,000 *2
1986 29 CHC NL 148 581 -7 -3 -1 21 9 18 2.0 20 38 4.0 .514 .513 1.6 3.2 17 $833,333 *2/3 AS,GG
1987 30 CHC NL 125 485 -5 -4 -1 1 7 -2 -0.2 17 15 1.5 .498 .499 1.3 0.8 14 $1,008,333 *2
1988 31 CHC NL 88 284 -7 -3 -1 0 4 -7 -0.8 10 3 0.2 .491 .495 0.2 0.4 3 $1,108,333 2
1988 31 ATL NL 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 1 0.1 .529 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1989 32 ATL NL 78 257 -19 -1 -1 2 4 -15 -1.9 8 -7 -1.0 .477 .489 -1.2 0.6 -9 $886,667 2/3
1990 33 ATL NL 12 31 -4 -0 -0 0 -0 -4 -0.5 1 -3 -0.4 .459 .497 -0.4 0.1 -4 $800,000 /32
10 Seasons 1082 3984 -50 -17 -11 38 61 21 2.1 136 157 15.8 .502 .503 10.8 10.9 118 $5,186,666
CHC (8 yrs) 990 3688 -27 -16 -9 36 57 40 4.3 126 166 17.1 .505 .504 12.4 10.2 130 $3,499,999
ATL (3 yrs) 92 296 -23 -1 -1 2 4 -19 -2.3 10 -9 -1.3 .476 .490 -1.6 0.7 -12 $1,686,667

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
1984 27 CHC NL NLCS SDP L 5 19 18 3 7 2 0 2 6 0 0 0 3 .389 .368 .833 1.202 15 0 0 0 1 0
1 NLCS 5 19 18 3 7 2 0 2 6 0 0 0 3 .389 .368 .833 1.202 15 0 0 0 1 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 Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1981 CHC NL 24 C 56 53 45 474.1 327 274 44 9 4 .972 3 8 6.03 5.68 .983 5.93 5.95 3 15 39 29 43% 33% 0
1982 CHC NL 25 C 129 120 113 1069.0 698 598 89 11 11 .984 9 10 5.78 5.33 .985 6.29 6.30 10 23 95 57 38% 32% 2
1983 CHC NL 26 C 150 140 124 1215.1 818 730 75 13 7 .984 -7 -7 5.96 5.37 .984 6.57 6.54 21 40 128 49 28% 33% 3 MVP-21
1984 CHC NL 27 C 146 141 129 1245.1 915 811 89 15 9 .984 3 3 6.50 6.16 .986 6.53 6.51 10 35 121 58 32% 31% 2 AS,MVP-10
1985 CHC NL 28 C 138 129 107 1124.0 786 694 84 8 7 .990 6 6 6.23 5.64 .987 6.42 6.42 14 28 119 62 34% 30% 2
1986 CHC NL 29 C 145 141 128 1257.2 998 885 105 8 14 .992 21 20 7.08 6.83 .985 6.93 6.94 15 50 98 89 48% 32% 10 AS,GG
1986 CHC NL 29 1B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 9.90 10.00 AS,GG
1987 CHC NL 30 C 123 119 96 1014.0 837 749 79 9 11 .989 1 1 7.35 6.73 .987 6.94 6.90 12 36 117 51 30% 29% 2
1988 TOT NL 31 C 76 70 56 601.1 432 396 34 2 1 .995 0 0 6.44 5.66 .987 6.56 6.57 7 22 58 24 29% 29% 0
1988 CHC NL 31 C 74 68 54 583.2 417 383 32 2 1 .995 0 0 6.40 5.61 .987 6.56 6.57 7 21 56 23 29% 29% 0
1988 ATL NL 31 C 2 2 2 17.2 15 13 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.64 7.50 .987 6.57 6.55 0 1 2 1 33% 29% 0
1989 ATL NL 32 C 72 61 51 539.2 410 364 40 6 1 .985 2 4 6.74 5.61 .986 6.67 6.68 6 21 37 26 41% 32% 0
1989 ATL NL 32 1B 2 1 1 12.0 12 12 0 0 3 1.000 -0 -20 9.00 6.00 .992 9.75 9.75
1990 ATL NL 33 1B 6 5 1 37.2 50 45 5 0 4 1.000 0 16 11.95 8.33 .992 9.61 9.53
1990 ATL NL 33 C 4 2 2 22.0 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 8.18 5.00 .987 6.67 6.60 0 0 3 0 0% 29% 0
10 Seasons C 1039 976 851 8562.2 6241 5520 640 81 65 .987 38 5 6.47 5.93 .986 6.58 6.57 98 270 815 445 35% 31% 21
3 Seasons 1B 9 6 2 51.2 62 57 5 0 7 1.000 0 2 10.80 6.89 .992 9.65 9.63
10 Seasons TOT 1048 982 853 8614.1 6303 5577 645 81 72 .987 38 5 6.50 5.94 .986 6.60 6.60 98 270 815 445 35% 31% 21
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 NL (21, 0%)
1984 NL (10, 15%)
0.15 Career Shares (827th)

Gold Gloves
1986 NL (C)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1982 NL  1.9 (8th)
1985 NL  1.5 (9th)
1986 NL  3.3 (1st)
Career  10.9 (180th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1983 NL  .480 (8th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1983 NL  24 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1984 NL  94 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1986 NL  110 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1983 NL  57 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1986 NL  8 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1984 NL  15 (3rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1983 NL  16 (8th)
1984 NL  20 (3rd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1983 NL  21.3 (7th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1986 NL  21 (1st)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1982 NL  129 (5th)
1983 NL  150 (1st)
1984 NL  146 (2nd)
1985 NL  138 (5th)
1986 NL  145 (1st)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1984 NL  811 (2nd)
1985 NL  694 (4th)
1986 NL  885 (1st)
1987 NL  749 (5th)
Career  5,520 (87th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1982 NL  89 (2nd)
1984 NL  89 (2nd)
1985 NL  84 (2nd)
1986 NL  105 (1st)
1987 NL  79 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1981 NL  9 (2nd)
1982 NL  11 (5th)
1983 NL  13 (2nd)
1984 NL  15 (1st)
1987 NL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1982 NL  11 (1st)
1984 NL  9 (2nd)
1986 NL  14 (1st)
1987 NL  11 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1982 NL  10 (3rd)
1983 NL  21 (1st)
1984 NL  10 (5th)
1985 NL  14 (3rd)
1986 NL  15 (2nd)
1987 NL  12 (4th)
1989 NL  6 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1983 NL  128 (2nd)
1984 NL  121 (1st)
1985 NL  119 (2nd)
1987 NL  117 (5th)
Career  815 (56th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1982 NL  57 (3rd)
1984 NL  58 (2nd)
1985 NL  62 (1st)
1986 NL  89 (1st)
1987 NL  51 (5th)
Career  445 (83rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1981 NL  42.6 (2nd)
1982 NL  37.5 (5th)
1986 NL  47.6 (1st)
1989 NL  41.3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1981 NL  3 (5th)
1982 NL  9 (2nd)
1984 NL  3 (5th)
1985 NL  6 (5th)
1986 NL  21 (1st)
Career  38 (29th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1981 NL  5.68 (3rd)
1984 NL  6.16 (5th)
1986 NL  6.83 (4th)
1987 NL  6.73 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1985 NL  .990 (5th)
1986 NL  .992 (2nd)
1987 NL  .989 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 11 (1382), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1198), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 25 (518), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (92nd), 15.8 career WAR/16.9 7yr-peak WAR/16.3 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198528Chicago Cubs$550,0001985 USA Today survey
198629Chicago Cubs$833,3331986 USA Today survey
198730Chicago Cubs$1,008,3331987 USA Today survey
198831Chicago Cubs$1,108,333USA Today, 4/1/88
198932Atlanta Braves$886,6671989 USA Today survey
199033Atlanta Braves$800,000USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,186,666
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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