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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Aug 28, 2014 10:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1058. Milt Thompson… #1059. Rube Oldring… #1060. Jocko Milligan… #1061. MIKE EASLER… #1062. Ted Sizemore… #1063. Brian Dozier… #1064. Mike Lieberthal… 

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
1973 22 HOU NL 6 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .222 .000 .222 -33 0 0 0 0 0 1 /79
1974 23 HOU NL 15 15 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .067 .067 .067 .133 -62 1 1 0 0 0 0
1975 24 HOU NL 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 25 CAL AL 21 59 54 6 13 1 1 0 4 1 1 2 11 .241 .259 .296 .555 68 16 1 0 1 2 1 D
1977 26 PIT NL 10 19 18 3 8 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 .444 .421 .722 1.143 198 13 0 0 0 1 0 /97
1979 28 PIT NL 55 62 54 8 15 1 1 2 11 0 1 8 13 .278 .371 .444 .815 118 24 0 0 0 0 0 /79
1980 29 PIT NL 132 445 393 66 133 27 3 21 74 5 9 43 65 .338 .396 .583 .978 167 229 7 0 0 9 6 *79 MVP-20
1981 ★ 30 PIT NL 95 369 339 43 97 18 5 7 42 4 7 24 45 .286 .328 .431 .759 111 146 10 0 0 6 7 *79 AS
1982 31 PIT NL 142 526 475 52 131 27 2 15 58 1 1 40 85 .276 .337 .436 .773 112 207 11 6 1 4 12 *7/9
1983 32 PIT NL 115 408 381 44 117 17 2 10 54 4 2 22 64 .307 .349 .441 .790 116 168 10 3 1 1 1 7
1984 33 BOS AL 156 666 601 87 188 31 5 27 91 1 1 58 134 .313 .376 .516 .892 140 310 8 4 1 2 4 *D3
1985 34 BOS AL 155 631 568 71 149 29 4 16 74 0 1 53 129 .262 .325 .412 .737 98 234 15 3 0 7 1 *D7/9
1986 35 NYY AL 146 546 490 64 148 26 2 14 78 3 2 49 87 .302 .362 .449 .811 121 220 17 0 2 5 13 *D/79
1987 36 TOT MLB 98 301 277 20 78 10 0 5 31 1 1 20 52 .282 .329 .372 .701 86 103 5 1 0 3 0 7D/9
1987 36 PHI NL 33 117 110 7 31 4 0 1 10 0 1 6 20 .282 .316 .345 .662 74 38 1 0 0 1 0 7
1987 36 NYY AL 65 184 167 13 47 6 0 4 21 1 0 14 32 .281 .337 .389 .726 93 65 4 1 0 2 0 D7/9
14 Yrs 1151 4061 3677 465 1078 189 25 118 522 20 26 321 696 .293 .349 .454 .804 118 1671 85 17 6 40 46
162 Game Avg. 162 572 518 65 152 27 4 17 73 3 4 45 98 .293 .349 .454 .804 118 235 12 2 1 6 6
PIT (6 yrs) 549 1829 1660 216 501 92 13 56 244 14 20 137 273 .302 .354 .474 .828 127 787 38 9 2 21 26
HOU (3 yrs) 26 29 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 .037 .103 .037 .140 -59 1 1 0 0 0 1
BOS (2 yrs) 311 1297 1169 158 337 60 9 43 165 1 2 111 263 .288 .351 .465 .816 119 544 23 7 1 9 5
NYY (2 yrs) 211 730 657 77 195 32 2 18 99 4 2 63 119 .297 .356 .434 .790 114 285 21 1 2 7 13
PHI (1 yr) 33 117 110 7 31 4 0 1 10 0 1 6 20 .282 .316 .345 .662 74 38 1 0 0 1 0
CAL (1 yr) 21 59 54 6 13 1 1 0 4 1 1 2 11 .241 .259 .296 .555 68 16 1 0 1 2 1
NL (10 yrs) 608 1975 1797 224 533 96 13 57 254 14 21 145 303 .297 .348 .460 .808 121 826 40 9 2 22 27
AL (5 yrs) 543 2086 1880 241 545 93 12 61 268 6 5 176 393 .290 .350 .449 .800 116 845 45 8 4 18 19

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
1973 22 HOU NL 6 9 -2 -0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .450 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /79
1974 23 HOU NL 15 15 -3 0 -0 0 0 -3 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .477 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3
1975 24 HOU NL 5 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .472 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
1976 25 CAL AL 21 59 -3 -1 0 0 -1 -5 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .471 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -3 D
1977 26 PIT NL 10 19 2 0 0 0 -0 2 0.2 1 3 0.3 .524 .501 0.3 0.0 3 /97
1979 28 PIT NL 55 62 2 -0 0 -1 0 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .502 .501 0.4 -0.1 4 /79
1980 29 PIT NL 132 445 32 -2 1 -2 -5 24 2.5 15 39 4.1 .520 .516 4.3 -1.0 41 *79 MVP-20
1981 ★ 30 PIT NL 95 369 3 -1 -0 -1 -4 -4 -0.3 13 9 0.9 .496 .497 0.9 -0.6 10 *79 AS
1982 31 PIT NL 142 526 4 -0 -0 -4 -5 -6 -0.6 18 12 1.2 .495 .496 1.5 -1.0 16 *7/9
1983 32 PIT NL 115 408 8 2 -1 -7 -4 -2 -0.3 14 12 1.1 .498 .499 1.9 -1.2 19 7
1984 33 BOS AL 156 666 30 -1 -0 -1 -13 14 1.6 23 37 3.7 .510 .509 3.9 -1.5 38 *D3
1985 34 BOS AL 155 631 -2 0 -1 0 -13 -16 -1.6 22 5 0.4 .489 .490 0.4 -1.3 5 $650,000 *D7/9
1986 35 NYY AL 146 546 14 1 -1 1 -13 2 0.3 19 21 2.0 .501 .501 2.0 -1.2 20 $658,333 *D/79
1987 36 PHI NL 33 117 -4 -1 0 2 -1 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .490 .498 -0.2 0.2 -2 $700,000 7
1987 36 NYY AL 65 184 -1 -1 -1 -2 -4 -8 -0.8 6 -2 -0.2 .488 .495 0.1 -0.5 0 D7/9
14 Seasons 1151 4061 79 -3 -4 -16 -63 -7 -0.6 139 131 12.9 .499 .501 14.4 -8.5 148 $2,008,333
PIT (6 yrs) 549 1829 51 -2 -1 -16 -18 15 1.6 62 78 7.9 .503 .502 9.3 -3.9 94
HOU (3 yrs) 26 29 -6 -0 -0 -1 0 -7 -0.8 1 -6 -0.7 .470 .498 -0.6 -0.1 -5
BOS (2 yrs) 311 1297 27 -1 -2 -0 -26 -2 -0.0 44 43 4.1 .499 .500 4.3 -2.8 43 $650,000
NYY (2 yrs) 211 730 13 1 -2 -1 -16 -6 -0.4 25 19 1.9 .497 .499 2.0 -1.7 21 $658,333
PHI (1 yr) 33 117 -4 -1 0 2 -1 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .490 .498 -0.2 0.2 -2 $700,000
CAL (1 yr) 21 59 -3 -1 0 0 -1 -5 -0.6 2 -3 -0.4 .471 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -3

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
1979 28 PIT NL NLCS CIN W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 ❍ 28 PIT NL WS BAL W 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 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 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

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

Batting Average s c a p y
1984 AL  .313 (6th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1980 NL  .583 (5th)**
1984 AL  .516 (7th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1980 NL  .978 (5th)**
1984 AL  .892 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
1984 AL  188 (5th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1984 AL  310 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1984 AL  134 (5th)
1985 AL  129 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1984 AL  118 (5th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1980 NL  37 (3rd)
1984 AL  32 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1980 NL  3.7 (3rd)
1984 AL  3.2 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1984 AL  63 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1984 AL  250 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1984 AL  .714 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1982 NL  6 (5th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1980 NL  9 (5th)
1981 NL  6 (6th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1986 AL  13 (3rd)

AB per HR s c a p y
1980 NL  18.7 (10th)**

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1980 NL  43.76 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1980 NL  4.9 (2nd)
1984 AL  3.3 (10th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1980 NL  4.1 (2nd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1980 NL  4.4 (5th)

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)

A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 13 (1291), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 13 (1056), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (994), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (170th), 12.8 career WAR/13.4 7yr-peak WAR/13.1 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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
1985 34 Boston Red Sox $650,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 35 New York Yankees $658,333 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 36 Philadelphia Phillies $700,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,008,333
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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