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Mike Easler

Michael Anthony Easler (Hit Man)

Positions: Leftfielder and Designated Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 29, 1950 in Cleveland, OH
High School: Benedictine HS (Cleveland, OH)
School: Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 14th round of the 1969 amateur draft.
Signed July 4, 1969. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1973 (Age 22.280)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/RedSox/Yankees/Phillies/Astros/... 1973-1987
Agents: Steve Greenberg [*]
Final Game: October 4, 1987 (Age 36.309)
Relatives: Brother-In-Law of Cliff Johnson
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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
1973 HOU NL 22 OF 2 2 2 17.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -1 -64 0.53 0.50 .975 2.22 2.25
1973 HOU NL 22 LF 1 1 1 8.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -1 -105 0.00 0.00 .980 2.02 2.00
1973 HOU NL 22 RF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 1.00 1.00 .970 2.00 2.00
1976 CAL AL 25 DH 16 13
1977 PIT NL 26 OF 4 3 3 30.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 12 2.10 1.75 .979 2.25 2.25
1977 PIT NL 26 RF 3 2 2 21.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 2.14 1.67 .974 2.10 2.10
1977 PIT NL 26 LF 1 1 1 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 27 2.00 2.00 .970 1.90 1.90
1979 PIT NL 28 OF 4 3 0 21.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -51 0.00 0.00 2.31 2.33
1979 PIT NL 28 LF 2 2 0 14.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -60 0.00 0.00 1.99 2.00
1979 PIT NL 28 RF 2 1 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -34 0.00 0.00 2.19 2.20
1980 PIT NL 29 OF 119 110 66 909.0 210 201 6 3 1 .986 -2 -3 2.05 1.74 .980 2.31 2.31 MVP-20
1980 PIT NL 29 LF 91 87 43 641.2 143 135 6 2 1 .986 -3 -6 1.98 1.55 .976 2.06 2.06 MVP-20
1980 PIT NL 29 RF 42 23 23 267.1 63 61 1 1 0 .984 1 4 2.09 1.48 .977 2.06 2.06 MVP-20
1981 PIT NL 30 OF 90 82 71 776.0 205 188 13 4 2 .980 -1 -2 2.33 2.23 .980 2.33 2.34 AS
1981 PIT NL 30 LF 73 67 57 610.0 166 151 12 3 2 .982 2 4 2.40 2.23 .975 2.12 2.13 AS
1981 PIT NL 30 RF 24 15 14 166.0 36 34 1 1 0 .972 -3 -24 1.90 1.46 .978 2.08 2.08 AS
1982 PIT NL 31 OF 138 127 96 1110.0 258 243 8 7 2 .973 -4 -5 2.04 1.82 .978 2.25 2.26
1982 PIT NL 31 LF 137 127 96 1102.0 261 246 8 7 2 .973 -4 -4 2.07 1.85 .973 2.08 2.08
1982 PIT NL 31 RF 3 0 0 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -75 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.03
1983 PIT NL 32 LF 105 97 69 843.2 168 156 6 6 1 .964 -7 -10 1.73 1.54 .977 2.03 2.02
1983 PIT NL 32 OF 105 97 69 843.2 170 158 6 6 1 .965 -7 -10 1.75 1.56 .980 2.27 2.26
1984 BOS AL 33 DH 126 126
1984 BOS AL 33 1B 29 29 29 251.0 292 256 29 7 21 .976 -1 -4 10.22 9.83 .991 9.75 9.68
1985 BOS AL 34 DH 130 129
1985 BOS AL 34 OF 20 20 6 151.1 35 32 0 3 0 .914 0 2 1.90 1.60 .982 2.44 2.42
1985 BOS AL 34 LF 18 18 4 133.1 33 30 0 3 0 .909 0 3 2.02 1.67 .977 2.25 2.23
1985 BOS AL 34 RF 2 2 2 18.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.50 1.50 .980 2.15 2.15
1986 NYY AL 35 DH 130 115
1986 NYY AL 35 OF 11 9 5 80.0 24 23 0 1 0 .958 1 10 2.59 2.09 .980 2.38 2.37
1986 NYY AL 35 LF 8 6 4 57.0 18 17 0 1 0 .944 2 48 2.68 2.13 .977 2.24 2.22
1986 NYY AL 35 RF 3 3 1 23.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -83 2.35 2.00 .975 2.11 2.07
1987 TOT MLB 36 OF 45 44 21 340.0 79 73 5 1 2 .987 0 1 2.06 1.73 .981 2.23 2.22
1987 TOT MLB 36 LF 44 43 20 331.0 80 74 5 1 2 .988 0 2 2.15 1.80 .979 2.06 2.05
1987 PHI NL 36 LF 30 30 12 221.0 56 51 4 1 2 .982 2 14 2.24 1.83 .981 2.04 2.03
1987 PHI NL 36 OF 30 30 12 221.0 54 49 4 1 2 .981 2 14 2.16 1.77 .981 2.19 2.18
1987 NYY AL 36 DH 32 29
1987 NYY AL 36 OF 15 14 9 119.0 25 24 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -21 1.89 1.67 .980 2.31 2.29
1987 NYY AL 36 LF 14 13 8 110.0 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -22 1.96 1.71 .974 2.11 2.08
1987 NYY AL 36 RF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 1.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.10
10 Seasons OF 538 497 339 4278.0 990 926 38 26 8 .974 -15 -4 2.03 1.79 .980 2.29 2.29
10 Seasons LF 480 449 295 3749.2 872 811 37 24 8 .972 -11 -3 2.04 1.77 .975 2.08 2.07
5 Seasons DH 434 412
9 Seasons RF 81 48 44 528.1 115 111 2 2 0 .983 -5 -11 1.92 1.40 .977 2.07 2.07
1 Season 1B 29 29 29 251.0 292 256 29 7 21 .976 -1 -4 10.22 9.83 .991 9.75 9.68
14 Seasons TOT 567 526 368 4529.0 1282 1182 67 33 29 .974 -16 -4 2.48 2.20 .982 2.70 2.67
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
1973 HOU NL 22 LF -1 -105 -1 0 -1 0
1973 HOU NL 22 RF -0 -27 -0 -0 0 0
1977 PIT NL 26 RF 0 6 0 0 0 0
1977 PIT NL 26 LF 0 27 0 0 0 0
1979 PIT NL 28 LF -1 -60 -1 -0 -0 0
1979 PIT NL 28 RF -0 -34 -0 0 -0
1980 PIT NL 29 LF -3 -6 -4 -2 -3 1
1980 PIT NL 29 RF 1 4 -0 1 -1 1
1981 PIT NL 30 LF 2 4 -2 -2 -0 4
1981 PIT NL 30 RF -3 -24 -1 -1 -1 -2
1982 PIT NL 31 LF -4 -4 -4 -5 1 0
1982 PIT NL 31 RF -0 -75 -0 -0 0 0
1983 PIT NL 32 LF -7 -10 -8 -6 -2 1
1984 BOS AL 33 1B -1 -4 -1 -1 -0 0
1985 BOS AL 34 LF 0 3 0 1 -0 0
1985 BOS AL 34 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 NYY AL 35 LF 2 48 2 0 2 0
1986 NYY AL 35 RF -2 -83 -1 0 -1 -1
1987 PHI NL 36 LF 2 14 2 -1 2 1
1987 NYY AL 36 LF -2 -22 -1 0 -1 -1
1987 NYY AL 36 RF -0 -13 -0 -0 0 0
10 Seasons LF -11 -3 -17 -15 -2 6
9 Seasons RF -5 -11 -3 -0 -3 -2
1 Season 1B -1 -4 -1 -1 -0 0
14 Seasons TOT -16 -4 -20 -16 -5 0 4
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1973 HOU NL 22 6 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 2
1974 HOU NL 23 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1975 HOU NL 24 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1976 CAL AL 25 21 13 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 5 3
1977 PIT NL 26 10 3 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 0 6 0
1979 PIT NL 28 55 3 55 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 0 51 0
1980 PIT NL 29 132 110 132 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 0 42 133 0 15 1
1981 PIT NL 30 95 82 95 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 73 0 24 97 0 8 1
1982 PIT NL 31 142 127 142 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 137 0 3 140 0 11 1
1983 PIT NL 32 115 97 115 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 105 0 0 105 0 17 0
1984 BOS AL 33 156 155 156 29 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 126 1 0
1985 BOS AL 34 155 149 155 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 2 20 130 6 0
1986 NYY AL 35 146 124 146 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 11 130 22 0
1987 NYY AL 36 65 43 65 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1 15 32 22 0
1987 PHI NL 36 33 30 33 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 30 0 3 0
14 Seasons 1151 938 1151 567 0 0 29 0 0 0 480 0 81 561 434 189 8
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 -- 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%
1973 HOU NL 22 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 34 65% 79% 21% 5 0%
1977 PIT NL 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 34 44% 94% 47% 3 67%
1979 PIT NL 28 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 58 64% 86% 26% 3 0%
1980 PIT NL 29 2 0 2 0 0 6 0 4 0 1 32 22 1 15 4 0 11 5 1 9 4 0 14 13 0 81 48 59.3% 31 2 2.5% 4 2668 63% 83% 27% 272 51%
1981 PIT NL 30 3 0 3 0 2 12 0 5 1 2 43 32 0 22 7 4 9 3 0 6 4 0 12 11 1 92 57 62.0% 30 5 5.4% 7 2580 58% 83% 28% 329 49%
1982 PIT NL 31 7 0 7 0 2 8 0 1 2 3 69 53 2 41 14 2 27 18 0 16 6 1 23 19 0 176 110 62.5% 61 5 2.8% 3 4724 62% 81% 25% 578 44%
1983 PIT NL 32 6 0 6 0 2 6 0 3 1 2 44 33 1 34 10 2 17 10 0 6 3 0 12 11 1 113 67 59.3% 42 4 3.5% 2 3594 61% 78% 25% 385 42%
1985 BOS AL 34 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 3 3 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 537 62% 79% 26% 35 86%
1986 NYY AL 35 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 0 213 59% 82% 34% 22 77%
1987 PHI NL 36 1 0 1 0 1 4 0 2 0 1 11 7 0 7 1 0 6 3 1 3 2 0 9 8 1 36 21 58.3% 13 2 5.6% 2 961 69% 79% 34% 97 55%
1987 NYY AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 6 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 19 9 47.4% 9 1 5.3% 0 471 65% 82% 25% 51 47%
10 Seasons 24 0 24 0 11 37 0 15 4 9 213 155 5 125 37 8 71 40 2 41 20 1 75 67 3 525 319 60.8% 187 19 3.6% 18 15874 62% 81% 26% 1780 47%
MLB Averages 59.6% 2.9% 60% 82% 28% 51%

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%
1973 HOU NL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 39 72% 82% 28% 1 100%
1977 PIT NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 84 71% 81% 29% 10 50%
1979 PIT NL 28 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 29 66% 86% 34% 0
1980 PIT NL 29 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 12 7 0 5 2 0 3 2 0 5 2 0 8 6 0 33 19 57.6% 14 0 0.0% 1 1133 61% 81% 26% 130 48%
1981 PIT NL 30 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 2 0 15 3 20.0% 12 0 0.0% 1 709 63% 82% 32% 68 51%
1982 PIT NL 31 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 35 69% 80% 14% 1 0%
1985 BOS AL 34 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 78 55% 73% 26% 3 100%
1986 NYY AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 12.5% 7 0 0.0% 0 104 59% 88% 33% 13 46%
1987 NYY AL 36 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 32 53% 84% 34% 2 50%
9 Seasons 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 25 10 0 8 2 0 4 2 0 9 3 0 14 9 0 60 26 43.3% 34 0 0.0% 2 2243 62% 82% 29% 228 50%
MLB Averages 41.8% 3.1% 60% 82% 28% 56%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1984 BOS AL 33 1088 62% 84% 28% 63 90% 0 259 7 250 2 32 27 17 3 0 0 7 2 5 0 5 21 0 0 2 19 1 2 1 1 1 100%
1 Season 1088 62% 84% 28% 63 90% 0 259 7 250 2 32 27 17 3 0 0 7 2 5 0 5 21 0 0 2 19 1 2 1 1 1 100%
MLB Averages 60% 82% 28% 94% 89%



* - 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))
1980 NL (20, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1980 Jun 15th NL Player of the Week

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 NL  246 (4th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 NL  12 (2nd)
1982 NL  8 (4th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1982 NL  7 (4th)
1983 NL  6 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 NL  1 (3rd)
1981 NL  2 (1st)
1982 NL  2 (4th)
1987 NL  2 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1981 NL  13 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1981 NL  2 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1981 NL  2.40 (2nd)
1982 NL  2.07 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 NL  2.23 (3rd)
1982 NL  1.85 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 NL  .982 (5th)
1982 NL  .973 (3rd)

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