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Nick Esasky

Nicholas Andrew Esasky

Positions: First Baseman, Third Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: February 24, 1960 in Hialeah, FL
High Schools: Carol City HS (Opalocka, FL), Carol City HS (Carol City, FL)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 19, 1983 (Age 23.115, 12,360th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/RedSox/Braves 1983-1990
Agents: Jim Turner [*]
Last Game: April 21, 1990 (Age 30.056)
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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
1983 23 CIN NL 85 335 302 41 80 10 5 12 46 6 2 27 99 .265 .328 .450 .779 112 136 5 3 0 3 1 5
1984 24 CIN NL 113 382 322 30 62 10 5 10 45 1 2 52 103 .193 .301 .348 .649 79 112 6 0 3 5 3 53
1985 25 CIN NL 125 464 413 61 108 21 0 21 66 3 4 41 102 .262 .332 .465 .797 118 192 9 4 3 3 3 573
1986 26 CIN NL 102 383 330 35 76 17 2 12 41 0 2 47 97 .230 .325 .403 .728 97 133 8 1 1 4 0 37/5
1987 27 CIN NL 100 378 346 48 94 19 2 22 59 0 0 29 76 .272 .327 .529 .856 119 183 10 0 2 1 3 3/57
1988 28 CIN NL 122 450 391 40 95 17 2 15 62 7 2 48 104 .243 .327 .412 .738 108 161 6 4 0 7 4 *3
1989 29 BOS AL 154 633 564 79 156 26 5 30 108 1 2 66 117 .277 .355 .500 .855 133 282 11 3 0 0 9 *3/7 MVP-18
1990 30 ATL NL 9 39 35 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 14 .171 .256 .171 .428 18 6 0 0 0 0 0 /3
8 Yrs 810 3064 2703 336 677 120 21 122 427 18 14 314 712 .250 .329 .446 .775 111 1205 55 15 9 23 23
162 Game Avg. 162 613 541 67 135 24 4 24 85 4 3 63 142 .250 .329 .446 .775 111 241 11 3 2 5 5
CIN (6 yrs) 647 2392 2104 255 515 94 16 92 319 17 12 244 581 .245 .324 .436 .759 106 917 44 12 9 23 14
ATL (1 yr) 9 39 35 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 14 .171 .256 .171 .428 18 6 0 0 0 0 0
BOS (1 yr) 154 633 564 79 156 26 5 30 108 1 2 66 117 .277 .355 .500 .855 133 282 11 3 0 0 9
NL (7 yrs) 656 2431 2139 257 521 94 16 92 319 17 12 248 595 .244 .322 .432 .754 105 923 44 12 9 23 14
AL (1 yr) 154 633 564 79 156 26 5 30 108 1 2 66 117 .277 .355 .500 .855 133 282 11 3 0 0 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
1983 23 CIN NL 85 335 5 0 -0 -5 1 1 0.1 11 13 1.2 .502 .501 1.7 -0.4 18 5
1984 24 CIN NL 113 382 -9 -1 -0 -11 -0 -21 -2.4 13 -8 -1.1 .479 .485 0.0 -1.2 3 53
1985 25 CIN NL 125 464 11 -1 1 -1 -2 9 0.9 16 24 2.6 .508 .506 2.6 -0.3 25 573
1986 26 CIN NL 102 383 -3 -1 -2 2 -6 -9 -1.0 13 4 0.3 .490 .494 0.0 -0.4 2 $272,500 37/5
1987 27 CIN NL 100 378 9 -2 -1 -5 -5 -5 -0.5 13 8 0.8 .495 .497 1.3 -1.1 13 $305,000 3/57
1988 28 CIN NL 122 450 3 -1 0 -1 -6 -4 -0.5 15 11 1.0 .496 .497 1.1 -0.9 12 $460,000 *3
1989 29 BOS AL 154 633 24 -3 -1 2 -8 15 1.8 23 37 3.9 .510 .510 3.6 -0.6 35 $570,000 *3/7 MVP-18
1990 30 ATL NL 9 39 -4 0 0 -3 -0 -7 -0.7 1 -6 -0.6 .416 .495 -0.3 -0.4 -3 $1,350,000 /3
8 Seasons 810 3064 37 -8 -3 -21 -27 -21 -2.4 106 84 8.2 .497 .499 10.0 -5.3 105 $2,957,500
CIN (6 yrs) 647 2392 17 -5 -2 -20 -18 -29 -3.4 82 53 4.9 .495 .497 6.8 -4.3 73 $1,037,500
ATL (1 yr) 9 39 -4 0 0 -3 -0 -7 -0.7 1 -6 -0.6 .416 .495 -0.3 -0.4 -3 $1,350,000
BOS (1 yr) 154 633 24 -3 -1 2 -8 15 1.8 23 37 3.9 .510 .510 3.6 -0.6 35 $570,000

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
1983 CIN NL 23 3B 84 83 79 733.0 199 53 133 13 11 .935 -5 -8 2.28 2.21 .949 2.70 2.69
1984 CIN NL 24 3B 82 76 43 615.1 199 51 130 18 8 .910 -9 -17 2.65 2.21 .943 2.79 2.78
1984 CIN NL 24 1B 25 19 18 177.2 176 169 7 0 11 1.000 -2 -15 8.92 7.04 .992 9.86 9.83
1985 CIN NL 25 3B 62 51 45 463.1 148 41 99 8 13 .946 1 2 2.72 2.26 .948 2.88 2.88
1985 CIN NL 25 LF 54 54 30 434.2 95 91 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 1.97 1.76 .977 1.92 1.92
1985 CIN NL 25 OF 54 54 30 434.2 95 91 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 1.97 1.76 .979 2.20 2.20
1985 CIN NL 25 1B 12 2 2 41.0 40 37 3 0 3 1.000 -1 -20 8.78 3.33 .993 10.05 10.05
1986 CIN NL 26 1B 70 49 46 491.2 547 512 30 5 42 .991 -0 -1 9.92 7.74 .992 9.94 9.95
1986 CIN NL 26 LF 42 41 13 302.2 77 74 3 0 2 1.000 2 10 2.29 1.83 .975 1.97 1.98
1986 CIN NL 26 OF 42 41 13 302.2 76 73 3 0 2 1.000 2 10 2.26 1.81 .979 2.19 2.19
1986 CIN NL 26 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
1987 CIN NL 27 1B 93 92 81 805.2 817 772 40 5 72 .994 -5 -7 9.07 8.73 .991 9.88 9.83
1987 CIN NL 27 3B 1 0 0 3.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 -0 -160 3.00 1.00 .950 2.70 2.80
1987 CIN NL 27 LF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.00
1987 CIN NL 27 OF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 180 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.20
1988 CIN NL 28 1B 116 109 91 953.1 1040 982 52 6 70 .994 -1 -1 9.76 8.91 .991 9.96 9.98
1989 BOS AL 29 1B 153 147 142 1323.1 1430 1317 107 6 129 .996 2 1 9.68 9.31 .993 9.79 9.69 MVP-18
1989 BOS AL 29 LF 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1 240 6.00 2.00 .975 2.10 2.10 MVP-18
1989 BOS AL 29 OF 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1 240 6.00 2.00 .980 2.40 2.40 MVP-18
1990 ATL NL 30 1B 9 9 9 78.0 89 79 5 5 7 .944 -3 -46 9.69 9.33 .992 9.59 9.53
7 Seasons 1B 478 427 389 3870.2 4139 3868 244 27 334 .993 -11 -3 9.56 8.60 .992 9.87 9.84
5 Seasons 3B 230 210 167 1815.2 548 145 363 40 32 .927 -13 -8 2.52 2.21 .947 2.78 2.77
4 Seasons LF 98 95 43 742.1 175 168 7 0 2 1.000 3 4 2.12 1.79 .976 1.94 1.95
4 Seasons OF 98 95 43 742.1 174 167 7 0 2 1.000 3 4 2.11 1.78 .979 2.20 2.20
8 Seasons TOT 806 732 599 6428.2 4861 4180 614 67 368 .986 -21 -4 6.71 5.95 .986 6.98 6.89
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))
1989 AL (18, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (1151st)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1989 August AL Player of the Month

Slugging % s c a p y
1989 AL  .500 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1989 AL  .855 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1989 AL  282 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1989 AL  30 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1989 AL  108 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1984 NL  103 (10th)
1985 NL  102 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1989 AL  100 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1989 AL  61 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1989 AL  .668 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1989 AL  18.8 (9th)
Career  22.2 (196th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1989 AL  35.63 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1989 AL  3.5 (10th)

Putoutss c a p y
1989 AL  1,319 (4th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1989 AL  153 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1989 AL  1,317 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1989 AL  107 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1989 AL  129 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1986 NL  2 (1st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1988 NL  .994 (3rd)
1989 AL  .996 (2nd)

                                         

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 - 11 (1377), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1584), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (215th), 8.2 career WAR/9.2 7yr-peak WAR/8.7 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
1986 26 Cincinnati Reds $272,500 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 27 Cincinnati Reds $305,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 28 Cincinnati Reds $460,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 29 Boston Red Sox $570,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 30 Atlanta Braves $1,350,000 ? USA Today
1991 31 Atlanta Braves $2,100,000 ? USA Today survey Disabled all season with vertigo
1992 32 Atlanta Braves $2,150,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today Missed season with vertigo
Career to date (may be incomplete)$7,207,500
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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