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Jim Essian

James Sarkis Essian

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: January 2, 1951 in Detroit, MI
High School: Troy HS (Troy, IL)
School: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1969. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1973 (Age 22.256)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1976 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/WhiteSox/Mariners/Indians/Phillies 1973-1984
Agents: Jim Andary [*]
Final Game: September 30, 1984 (Age 33.272)
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Standard Batting

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 PHI NL 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1974 23 PHI NL 17 22 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .100 .182 .100 .282 -21 2 1 0 0 0 0 2/35
1975 24 PHI NL 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 449 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1976 25 CHW AL 78 229 199 20 49 7 0 0 21 2 1 23 28 .246 .326 .281 .607 79 56 6 1 5 1 0 2/35
1977 26 CHW AL 114 381 322 50 88 18 2 10 44 1 4 52 35 .273 .374 .435 .809 121 140 9 1 4 2 1 *2/5
1978 27 OAK AL 126 340 278 21 62 9 1 3 26 2 1 44 22 .223 .326 .295 .621 81 82 12 0 15 3 1 *2/34D
1979 28 OAK AL 98 352 313 34 76 16 0 8 40 0 1 25 29 .243 .295 .371 .666 84 116 12 2 3 9 1 25/37D
1980 29 OAK AL 87 321 285 19 66 11 0 5 29 1 3 30 18 .232 .302 .323 .625 78 92 14 0 3 3 0 2D/3
1981 30 CHW AL 27 57 52 6 16 3 0 0 5 0 1 4 5 .308 .357 .365 .723 112 19 2 0 1 0 0 2/5
1982 31 SEA AL 48 165 153 14 42 8 0 3 20 2 0 11 7 .275 .327 .386 .713 93 59 3 1 0 0 0 2
1983 32 CLE AL 48 112 93 11 19 4 0 2 11 0 1 16 8 .204 .315 .312 .627 71 29 1 0 1 2 0 2/5
1984 33 OAK AL 63 162 136 17 32 9 0 2 10 1 1 23 17 .235 .348 .346 .693 100 47 3 1 1 1 0 2/5D
12 Yrs 710 2146 1855 194 453 85 3 33 207 9 13 231 171 .244 .327 .347 .673 90 643 63 6 33 21 3
162 Game Avg. 162 490 423 44 103 19 1 8 47 2 3 53 39 .244 .327 .347 .673 90 147 14 1 8 5 1
OAK (4 yrs) 374 1175 1012 91 236 45 1 18 105 4 6 122 86 .233 .313 .333 .646 84 337 41 3 22 16 2
PHI (3 yrs) 21 27 24 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 .125 .222 .125 .347 -2 3 1 0 0 0 0
CHW (3 yrs) 219 667 573 76 153 28 2 10 70 3 6 79 68 .267 .356 .375 .731 106 215 17 2 10 3 1
CLE (1 yr) 48 112 93 11 19 4 0 2 11 0 1 16 8 .204 .315 .312 .627 71 29 1 0 1 2 0
SEA (1 yr) 48 165 153 14 42 8 0 3 20 2 0 11 7 .275 .327 .386 .713 93 59 3 1 0 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 689 2119 1831 192 450 85 3 33 206 9 13 228 169 .246 .328 .350 .677 91 640 62 6 33 21 3
NL (3 yrs) 21 27 24 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 .125 .222 .125 .347 -2 3 1 0 0 0 0

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 PHI NL 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .457 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
1974 23 PHI NL 17 22 -3 -1 0 -1 0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .479 .498 -0.2 -0.0 -2 2/35
1975 24 PHI NL 2 2 1 -0 0 1 0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .594 .501 0.1 0.1 1 /2
1976 25 CHW AL 78 229 -2 -0 -0 5 4 7 0.8 8 15 1.6 .510 .505 1.1 1.0 10 2/35
1977 26 CHW AL 114 381 11 1 -0 1 7 20 2.1 14 33 3.4 .517 .512 3.2 0.9 32 *2/5
1978 27 OAK AL 126 340 -4 -0 -1 10 6 10 1.1 12 22 2.3 .509 .507 1.3 1.7 12 *2/34D
1979 28 OAK AL 98 352 -5 -2 -1 -1 4 -5 -0.4 13 8 0.7 .495 .497 0.9 0.3 9 $90,000 25/37D
1980 29 OAK AL 87 321 -8 -2 -2 9 3 1 0.2 11 12 1.2 .501 .500 0.2 1.4 3 $125,000 2D/3
1981 30 CHW AL 27 57 0 -1 -0 -3 1 -2 -0.2 2 0 -0.0 .493 .499 0.3 -0.2 3 $250,000 2/5
1982 31 SEA AL 48 165 -0 -1 0 -5 3 -4 -0.4 6 2 0.2 .492 .498 0.7 -0.2 7 $250,000 2
1983 32 CLE AL 48 112 -4 -0 -0 0 2 -3 -0.2 4 1 0.1 .494 .498 0.1 0.2 1 $250,000 2/5
1984 33 OAK AL 63 162 4 -1 -0 4 3 10 1.1 6 16 1.6 .517 .506 1.2 0.7 12 $250,000 2/5D
12 Seasons 710 2146 -11 -6 -5 20 34 32 3.7 75 107 10.9 .505 .504 8.8 6.0 88 $1,215,000
OAK (4 yrs) 374 1175 -13 -4 -5 21 16 16 1.9 41 57 5.8 .505 .503 3.6 4.1 36 $465,000
PHI (3 yrs) 21 27 -3 -1 0 0 1 -2 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .488 .498 -0.2 0.1 -2
CHW (3 yrs) 219 667 9 0 -1 3 12 25 2.7 24 48 5.0 .512 .508 4.6 1.7 45 $250,000
CLE (1 yr) 48 112 -4 -0 -0 0 2 -3 -0.2 4 1 0.1 .494 .498 0.1 0.2 1 $250,000
SEA (1 yr) 48 165 -0 -1 0 -5 3 -4 -0.4 6 2 0.2 .492 .498 0.7 -0.2 7 $250,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1973 22 PHI NL 3 3 0 0.0 98 .000 .000 .265 .000 .334 .000 .394 .000 .728 -100 .000 -0.8 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1974 23 PHI NL 22 19 0 0.0 98 .105 .100 .267 .182 .340 .100 .386 .282 .725 -21 .000 -3.4 -0.4 .211 .100 .000
1975 24 PHI NL 2 0 1 99 1.000 1.000 .270 1.000 .342 1.000 .390 2.000 .732 449 .000 0.8 0.1 1.000 .000
1976 25 CHW AL 229 163 19 3.2 87 .285 .246 .257 .326 .322 .281 .363 .607 .684 79 .394 -4.5 -0.5 .516 .156 .035 .0
1977 26 CHW AL 381 253 53 5.6 100 .280 .273 .266 .374 .330 .435 .405 .809 .735 121 .587 11.1 1.1 .769 .314 .161 1.8
1978 27 OAK AL 340 247 28 3.0 89 .230 .223 .254 .326 .318 .295 .374 .621 .692 81 .343 -4.7 -0.5 .555 .234 .072 2.4
1979 28 OAK AL 352 262 33 3.4 97 .239 .243 .262 .295 .326 .371 .397 .666 .723 84 .350 -6.0 -0.6 .568 .204 .128 .0
1980 29 OAK AL 321 242 25 2.8 92 .230 .232 .259 .302 .320 .323 .385 .625 .705 78 .285 -7.3 -0.7 .508 .189 .091 1.7
1981 30 CHW AL 57 40 6 4.0 86 .340 .308 .253 .357 .317 .365 .368 .723 .684 112 .493 0.9 0.1 .564 .115 .058
1982 31 SEA AL 165 114 20 4.7 101 .273 .275 .268 .327 .332 .386 .408 .713 .740 93 .512 -1.6 -0.2 .640 .196 .111 2.4
1983 32 CLE AL 112 79 10 3.4 101 .200 .204 .270 .315 .333 .312 .408 .627 .740 71 .368 -3.2 -0.3 .579 .269 .108 .0
1984 33 OAK AL 162 110 18 4.4 90 .254 .235 .254 .348 .316 .346 .383 .693 .699 100 .487 1.6 0.2 .657 .279 .110 1.3
12 Yrs 2146 1532 213 3.7 94 .251 .244 .261 .327 .324 .347 .389 .673 .713 90 .416 -17.0 -1.8 .593 .225 .102 14.1
162 Game Avg. 490 350 49 3.7 94 .251 .244 .261 .327 .324 .347 .389 .673 .713 90 .416 -17.0 -1.8 .593 .225 .102 3
OAK (4 yrs) 1175 861 104 3.2 92 .236 .233 .258 .313 .321 .333 .386 .646 .706 84 .350 -16.3 -1.6 .559 .218 .100 6.5
PHI (3 yrs) 27 22 1 1.2 98 .136 .125 .267 .222 .339 .125 .387 .347 .726 -2 .093 -3.4 -0.4 .273 .125 .000
CHW (3 yrs) 667 456 78 4.6 94 .287 .267 .262 .356 .326 .375 .387 .731 .713 106 .524 7.5 0.7 .661 .241 .108 4.6
CLE (1 yr) 112 79 10 3.4 101 .200 .204 .270 .315 .333 .312 .408 .627 .740 71 .369 -3.2 -0.3 .579 .269 .108 .0
SEA (1 yr) 165 114 20 4.7 101 .273 .275 .268 .327 .332 .386 .408 .713 .740 93 .512 -1.6 -0.2 .640 .196 .111 2.4
AL (9 yrs) 2119 1510 212 3.8 94 .253 .246 .261 .328 .324 .350 .389 .677 .713 91 .420 -13.6 -1.4 .598 .226 .104 14.1
NL (3 yrs) 27 22 1 1.2 98 .136 .125 .267 .222 .339 .125 .387 .347 .726 -2 .093 -3.4 -0.4 .273 .125 .000

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1973 22 PHI NL 3 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 3.0 67%
1974 23 PHI NL 22 0.0% 4.6% 9.1% 0.0% 0% 0.50 20.0 1.43 86%
1975 24 PHI NL 2 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0% 0.00 1.0 50%
1976 25 CHW AL 229 0.0% 12.2% 10.0% 3.1% 14% 1.22 7.1 9.5 0.98 75%
1977 26 CHW AL 381 2.6% 9.2% 13.7% 7.9% 34% 0.67 9.2 32.2 7.3 0.90 73%
1978 27 OAK AL 340 0.9% 6.5% 12.9% 3.8% 21% 0.50 12.6 92.7 10.7 1.52 75%
1979 28 OAK AL 352 2.3% 8.2% 7.1% 6.8% 32% 1.16 10.8 39.1 7.8 1.08 81%
1980 29 OAK AL 321 1.6% 5.6% 9.4% 5.0% 24% 0.60 15.8 57.0 9.8 0.81 83%
1981 30 CHW AL 57 0.0% 8.8% 7.0% 5.3% 19% 1.25 10.4 10.4 1.00 82%
1982 31 SEA AL 165 1.8% 4.2% 6.7% 6.7% 26% 0.64 21.9 51.0 7.7 1.26 87%
1983 32 CLE AL 112 1.8% 7.1% 14.3% 5.4% 32% 0.50 11.6 46.5 8.5 0.51 76%
1984 33 OAK AL 162 1.2% 10.5% 14.2% 6.8% 34% 0.74 8.0 68.0 13.6 0.69 73%
12 Yrs 2146 1.5% 8.0% 10.8% 5.6% 27% 0.74 10.8 56.2 9.0 1.00 78%
MLB Averages 2.0% 13.1% 8.5% 6.4% 28% 1.54 6.8 45.8 8.6 1.09 75%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1973 22 PHI NL -0.8 -0.1 3 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .30 -0.1 -0.0 -1.0 -0.1 1.17 -0.9 0.44 2
1974 23 PHI NL -3.4 -0.4 22 -0.3 0.3 -0.6 1.28 -0.3 0.0 -3.0 -0.3 0.86 -3.0 1.52 1
1975 24 PHI NL 0.8 0.1 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 .04 0.1 0.0 1.6 0.2 1.46 1.1 0
1976 25 CHW AL -4.5 -0.5 235 0.0 3.7 -3.7 1.00 -0.4 0.5 -2.8 -0.3 1.01 -4.7 0
1977 26 CHW AL 11.1 1.1 392 0.5 6.3 -5.8 .93 1.1 -0.5 9.5 0.9 0.95 12.1 0
1978 27 OAK AL -4.7 -0.5 344 -0.7 5.6 -6.3 1.12 -0.7 0.0 -11.8 -1.2 0.97 -8.7 1.71 4
1979 28 OAK AL -6.0 -0.6 357 -0.2 7.1 -7.3 1.20 -0.3 0.1 -8.5 -0.9 0.96 -4.8 1.63 8
1980 29 OAK AL -7.3 -0.7 327 -1.2 5.0 -6.3 1.04 -1.1 -0.1 -14.6 -1.5 0.96 -13.6 1.94 8
1981 30 CHW AL 0.9 0.1 58 -0.3 0.7 -1.0 .92 -0.1 -0.3 -0.9 -0.1 0.94 -1.1 0.00 2
1982 31 SEA AL -1.6 -0.2 168 1.8 4.5 -2.7 1.20 -0.2 1.6 3.0 0.3 0.94 -1.3 0.87 1
1983 32 CLE AL -3.2 -0.3 115 -0.6 1.2 -1.8 .84 -0.4 -0.3 -5.9 -0.6 0.91 -5.3 1.27 1
1984 33 OAK AL 1.6 0.2 164 0.6 2.6 -1.9 .75 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.89 3.7 0.95 4
12 Yrs -17.0 -1.8 2187 -0.4 37.1 -37.5 1.03 -1.7 1.3 -33.8 -3.6 0.96 -26.5 1.41 31

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1973 22 PHI NL 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
1974 23 PHI NL 1 0 20% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 24 PHI NL 0 0 33% 1 0 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
1976 25 CHW AL 6 0 27% 105 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 26% 18 17 1 0 0 0 9 3 6
1977 26 CHW AL 4 0 30% 133 1 4 20% 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 16 49% 28 14 13 5 4 1 12 3 8
1978 27 OAK AL 5 0 18% 117 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 1 3 37% 19 11 8 3 2 0 5 2 2
1979 28 OAK AL 8 0 27% 127 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 1 3 7 39% 19 14 5 5 3 1 17 7 10
1980 29 OAK AL 2 0 15% 99 1 3 25% 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 50% 13 7 6 2 2 0 7 2 5
1981 30 CHW AL 0 0 29% 35 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 38% 6 4 2 1 0 1 1 1 0
1982 31 SEA AL 3 0 22% 74 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 4 1 44% 11 7 4 3 1 2 4 2 2
1983 32 CLE AL 0 0 27% 31 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 60% 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 2 3
1984 33 OAK AL 6 0 27% 70 1 1 50% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 5 35% 9 6 3 2 2 0 6 2 3
12 Yrs 35 0 24% 805 9 13 41% 8 11 1 1 0 1 5 0 25 0 7 6 12 44 42% 129 82 46 22 15 5 66 24 39

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1973 22 PHI NL 3 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 2 0 0% 2 0 0% 0 0 1 0 0% 0
1974 23 PHI NL 22 36% 2 1 0 0 0 1.52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 4 1 25% 5 1 20% 10 0 0% 2 0 0% 0 0 0
1975 24 PHI NL 2 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 3 1 33% 0 0 0 0 0
1976 25 CHW AL 229 36% 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 63% 50 6 12% 22 6 27% 154 21 14% 12 9 75% 9 5 56% 0
1977 26 CHW AL 381 33% 88 0 0 0 0 10 0 13 7 3 6 4 0 7 4 57% 85 9 11% 44 11 25% 242 35 14% 32 13 41% 18 3 17% 0
1978 27 OAK AL 340 44% 62 4 0 0 0 1.71 3 0 9 2 1 1 2 0 15 15 100% 63 12 19% 39 23 59% 223 25 11% 16 9 56% 19 11 58% 0
1979 28 OAK AL 352 40% 76 8 2 0 1 1.63 8 1 9 4 4 6 2 0 3 3 100% 63 12 19% 37 19 51% 223 36 16% 21 13 62% 13 6 46% 0
1980 29 OAK AL 321 55% 66 8 1 0 0 1.94 5 0 11 1 4 4 1 0 4 3 75% 63 14 22% 25 11 44% 201 24 12% 18 6 33% 10 6 60% 0
1981 30 CHW AL 57 25% 16 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 10 2 20% 5 1 20% 35 5 14% 1 1 100% 2 2 100% 0
1982 31 SEA AL 165 43% 42 1 1 0 0 0.87 3 0 5 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 26 3 12% 13 3 23% 88 19 22% 10 6 60% 7 4 57% 0
1983 32 CLE AL 112 53% 19 1 0 0 0 1.27 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 33% 16 1 6% 8 3 38% 65 9 14% 6 4 67% 3 2 67% 0
1984 33 OAK AL 162 40% 32 4 0 0 0 0.95 2 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 100% 23 3 13% 9 3 33% 87 11 13% 5 2 40% 3 3 100% 0
12 Yrs 2146 41% 453 31 4 0 1 1.41 33 1 60 16 17 22 11 0 44 33 75% 405 63 16% 209 81 39% 1333 186 14% 123 63 51% 85 42 49% 0
MLB Averages 56% 80% 11% 35% 14% 50% 54%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1973 22 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 23 19 25 23 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .087 .160 .087 .247 -30 2 1 0 0 0 0
1975 24 21 27 24 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 .125 .222 .125 .347 -2 3 1 0 0 0 0
1976 25 99 256 223 22 52 7 0 0 22 2 1 26 30 .233 .315 .265 .579 70 59 7 1 5 1 0
1977 26 213 637 545 72 140 25 2 10 66 3 5 78 65 .257 .350 .365 .715 101 199 16 2 9 3 1
1978 27 339 977 823 93 202 34 3 13 92 5 6 122 87 .245 .342 .341 .684 94 281 28 2 24 6 2
1979 28 437 1329 1136 127 278 50 3 21 132 5 7 147 116 .245 .329 .349 .679 92 397 40 4 27 15 3
1980 29 524 1650 1421 146 344 61 3 26 161 6 10 177 134 .242 .324 .344 .668 89 489 54 4 30 18 3
1981 30 551 1707 1473 152 360 64 3 26 166 6 11 181 139 .244 .325 .345 .670 90 508 56 4 31 18 3
1982 31 599 1872 1626 166 402 72 3 29 186 8 11 192 146 .247 .325 .349 .674 90 567 59 5 31 18 3
1983 32 647 1984 1719 177 421 76 3 31 197 8 12 208 154 .245 .325 .347 .672 89 596 60 5 32 20 3
1984 33 710 2146 1855 194 453 85 3 33 207 9 13 231 171 .244 .327 .347 .673 90 643 63 6 33 21 3

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1973 22 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 2
1974 23 17 22 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .091 .000 .091 0 17
1975 24 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 2
1976 25 78 237 205 23 54 8 0 0 24 2 25 28 .263 .345 .302 .647 21 78
1977 26 114 386 325 52 91 19 2 10 46 1 54 35 .280 .382 .443 .825 55 114
1978 27 126 352 285 25 69 10 1 3 31 2 49 22 .242 .350 .316 .666 32 126
1979 28 99 357 317 37 79 17 0 8 43 0 26 29 .249 .302 .379 .681 37 98
1980 29 87 328 290 22 71 12 0 5 33 1 32 18 .245 .317 .338 .655 32 87
1981 30 41 91 82 11 27 5 0 0 9 0 7 8 .329 .382 .390 .772 12 27
1982 31 48 165 153 14 42 8 0 3 20 2 11 7 .275 .327 .386 .713 19 48
1983 32 48 112 93 11 19 4 0 2 11 0 16 8 .204 .315 .312 .627 9 48
1984 33 63 167 139 20 35 10 0 2 12 1 25 17 .252 .367 .367 .734 19 63
12 Yrs 725 2222 1913 216 488 93 3 33 230 9 248 174 .255 .339 .359 .698 237 710
162 Game Avg. 162 497 427 48 109 21 1 7 51 2 55 39 .255 .339 .359 .698 53 710



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1978 AL  1.7 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1978 AL  15 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1979 AL  9 (7th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (151st), 10.9 career WAR/11.0 7yr-peak WAR/10.9 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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