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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 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1973 PHI NL 22 C 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.30 0 0 0 0 0
1974 PHI NL 23 C 15 5 1 62.2 41 37 3 1 1 .976 -1 -19 5.74 2.67 .985 6.12 6.11 1 1 9 2 18% 33% 0
1974 PHI NL 23 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.90
1974 PHI NL 23 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .950 2.70 3.00
1975 PHI NL 24 C 2 0 0 4.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1 300 4.50 1.00 .985 6.08 6.00 0 0 0 1 100% 32% 0
1976 CHW AL 25 C 77 64 47 570.0 382 319 53 10 10 .974 5 11 5.87 4.83 .981 5.75 5.77 2 19 45 37 45% 34% 1
1976 CHW AL 25 1B 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 0.50 .990 9.90 9.90
1976 CHW AL 25 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1977 CHW AL 26 C 111 104 92 924.1 663 592 62 9 8 .986 1 1 6.37 5.89 .986 6.01 5.97 6 40 71 53 43% 39% 1
1977 CHW AL 26 3B 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.00 0.50 .960 3.00 2.95
1978 OAK AL 27 C 119 84 68 778.1 519 431 78 10 12 .981 10 15 5.89 4.28 .983 5.53 5.48 3 14 60 51 46% 38% 1
1978 OAK AL 27 1B 3 3 1 23.0 21 20 1 0 2 1.000 -0 -10 8.22 7.00 .992 10.06 9.93
1978 OAK AL 27 2B 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.40
1978 OAK AL 27 DH 1 1
1979 OAK AL 28 C 70 66 64 584.1 413 348 57 8 5 .981 0 0 6.24 5.79 .982 5.46 5.39 7 31 62 39 39% 36% 2
1979 OAK AL 28 3B 10 10 7 80.0 36 15 20 1 2 .972 0 5 3.94 3.50 .953 3.07 3.03
1979 OAK AL 28 1B 4 4 3 36.0 37 35 2 0 4 1.000 -1 -30 9.25 9.25 .992 10.07 9.95
1979 OAK AL 28 LF 4 3 2 23.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -37 0.78 0.50 .980 2.23 2.20
1979 OAK AL 28 OF 4 3 2 23.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -37 0.78 0.50 .980 2.47 2.42
1979 OAK AL 28 DH 3 3
1980 OAK AL 29 C 68 66 64 602.2 384 333 46 5 5 .987 9 18 5.66 5.57 .986 5.48 5.47 3 20 40 38 49% 35% 2
1980 OAK AL 29 DH 11 11
1980 OAK AL 29 1B 1 0 0 3.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 18.00 6.00 .992 9.90 10.00
1981 CHW AL 30 C 25 17 9 146.0 102 92 9 1 0 .990 -2 -16 6.23 4.04 .987 5.51 5.49 0 8 10 6 38% 38% 0
1981 CHW AL 30 3B 2 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 1 0 .000 -1 -432 0.00 0.00 .950 3.24 2.95
1982 SEA AL 31 C 48 43 32 381.0 310 282 26 2 1 .994 -5 -16 7.28 6.42 .988 5.69 5.66 1 8 51 9 15% 36% 2
1983 CLE AL 32 C 47 31 18 289.2 186 170 14 2 3 .989 0 0 5.72 3.91 .986 5.70 5.66 4 7 23 13 36% 33% 0
1983 CLE AL 32 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1984 OAK AL 33 C 59 44 31 397.0 261 229 28 4 6 .985 4 12 5.83 4.36 .987 5.96 5.92 1 11 31 25 45% 36% 0
1984 OAK AL 33 3B 1 0 0 2.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 -0 -180 9.00 2.00 .950 2.70 2.70
1984 OAK AL 33 DH 1 0
12 Seasons C 642 524 426 4742.0 3263 2834 377 52 51 .984 22 6 6.09 5.00 .985 5.70 5.67 28 159 402 274 41% 36% 9
7 Seasons 3B 18 10 7 89.2 42 16 23 3 3 .929 -0 -5 3.91 2.17 .953 3.05 2.99
4 Seasons DH 16 15
5 Seasons 1B 11 7 4 65.0 66 63 3 0 6 1.000 -1 -17 9.14 6.00 .992 10.05 9.94
1 Season LF 4 3 2 23.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -37 0.78 0.50 .980 2.23 2.20
1 Season OF 4 3 2 23.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -37 0.78 0.50 .980 2.47 2.42
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.40
12 Seasons TOT 676 544 439 4921.2 3374 2916 403 55 60 .984 20 5 6.07 4.91 .984 5.70 5.65 28 159 402 274 41% 36% 9
Lg 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
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 PHI NL 22 C 0 0 0
1974 PHI NL 23 C -1 -19 -1
1974 PHI NL 23 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1974 PHI NL 23 3B 0 360 0 0 0 0
1975 PHI NL 24 C 1 300 1
1976 CHW AL 25 C 5 11 5
1976 CHW AL 25 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CHW AL 25 3B -0 -120 -0 -0 0
1977 CHW AL 26 C 1 1 1
1977 CHW AL 26 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 OAK AL 27 C 10 15 10
1978 OAK AL 27 1B -0 -10 -0 -0 0 0
1978 OAK AL 27 2B -0 -60 -0 -0 0 0
1979 OAK AL 28 C 0 0 0
1979 OAK AL 28 3B 0 5 0 2 -1 0
1979 OAK AL 28 1B -1 -30 -1 -0 -0 0
1979 OAK AL 28 LF -1 -37 -1 0 -1 0
1980 OAK AL 29 C 9 18 9
1980 OAK AL 29 1B 0 80 0 0 0 0
1981 CHW AL 30 C -2 -16 -2
1981 CHW AL 30 3B -1 -432 -1 -1 0 0
1982 SEA AL 31 C -5 -16 -5
1983 CLE AL 32 C 0 0 0
1983 CLE AL 32 3B 0 0 0 0 0
1984 OAK AL 33 C 4 12 4
1984 OAK AL 33 3B -0 -180 -0 0 -0 0
12 Seasons C 22 6 22
7 Seasons 3B -0 -5 -0 1 -1 0
5 Seasons 1B -1 -17 -1 -1 -0 0
1 Season LF -1 -37 -1 0 -1 0
1 Season 2B -0 -60 -0 -0 0 0
12 Seasons TOT 20 5 -2 0 -2 0 0 22
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 PHI NL 22 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1974 PHI NL 23 17 5 17 17 0 15 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1975 PHI NL 24 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1976 CHW AL 25 78 64 78 78 0 77 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 CHW AL 26 114 104 114 113 0 111 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1978 OAK AL 27 126 88 126 122 0 119 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
1979 OAK AL 28 98 86 98 88 0 70 4 0 10 0 4 0 0 4 3 9 0
1980 OAK AL 29 87 77 87 69 0 68 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 8 0
1981 CHW AL 30 27 17 27 27 0 25 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1982 SEA AL 31 48 43 48 48 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1983 CLE AL 32 48 31 48 48 0 47 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1984 OAK AL 33 63 44 63 60 0 59 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
12 Seasons 710 559 710 673 0 642 11 1 18 0 4 0 0 4 16 36 6
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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1973 PHI NL 22 9 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 PHI NL 23 268 3.16 3.59 1 100% 1 0 41 1 1 0 39 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
1975 PHI NL 24 14 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CHW AL 25 2401 4.06 4.41 40 100% 2 0 318 32 4 5 277 52 7 2 0 6 10 0 3 7 0 10 1 1 4 7 100%
1977 CHW AL 26 4039 4.09 4.62 71 97% 0 0 595 55 1 17 522 61 10 0 0 4 9 1 2 6 1 8 0 0 0 5 80%
1978 OAK AL 27 3322 3.27 3.84 46 96% 0 0 430 24 3 15 387 77 17 2 0 1 10 0 2 8 1 12 0 3 3 14 86%
1979 OAK AL 28 2614 4.33 4.96 33 100% 1 0 351 16 1 20 312 56 9 1 1 4 8 0 2 6 0 5 0 0 0 6 100%
1980 OAK AL 29 2437 2.48 3.05 29 86% 1 0 334 18 3 8 305 48 5 0 0 2 6 1 5 0 1 6 0 2 3 4 50%
1981 CHW AL 30 632 4.01 4.32 10 90% 0 0 93 7 0 4 82 8 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1982 SEA AL 31 1679 4.32 4.96 24 100% 0 0 281 15 1 9 256 24 5 2 0 6 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 100%
1983 CLE AL 32 1243 4.32 5.19 11 100% 0 0 171 10 2 4 154 14 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 2 1 100%
1984 OAK AL 33 1737 4.17 4.62 17 94% 1 0 228 13 2 6 207 30 2 0 0 1 4 1 2 1 0 7 0 1 1 1 100%
12 Seasons 20395 3.80 4.34 282 96% 6 0 2843 191 18 88 2542 374 60 7 1 24 53 3 19 31 3 55 1 10 15 41 88%
MLB Averages 3.77 4.25 96% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1973 PHI NL 22 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 PHI NL 23 1 1 110 9 2 2 18% 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 1.68 2.08
1975 PHI NL 24 0 0 5 0 1 1 100% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.85
1976 CHW AL 25 2 19 885 45 37 32 45% 41 34 4 3 0 0 1 0 80 43 1.18 1.18
1977 CHW AL 26 6 40 1567 71 53 43 43% 62 49 9 1 0 3 1 0 156 61 1.27 1.32
1978 OAK AL 27 3 14 1299 60 51 50 46% 55 45 5 4 0 2 1 0 92 57 1.26 1.28
1979 OAK AL 28 7 31 1043 62 39 35 39% 56 38 4 1 2 0 2 1 130 45 1.24 1.06
1980 OAK AL 29 3 20 829 40 38 36 49% 37 33 3 3 0 2 2 0 76 45 1.40 1.26
1981 CHW AL 30 2 8 239 10 6 5 38% 10 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 27 8 0.99 0.91
1982 SEA AL 31 1 8 657 51 9 7 15% 48 8 2 1 1 0 2 0 68 16 1.22 0.83
1983 CLE AL 32 5 7 458 23 13 9 36% 19 10 4 2 0 1 0 0 40 16 1.45 0.70
1984 OAK AL 33 2 11 660 31 25 25 45% 27 22 4 3 0 0 0 0 60 27 1.18 1.15
12 Seasons 32 159 7754 402 274 245 41% 364 247 35 19 3 8 9 1 740 321 1.27 1.19
MLB Averages 35% 1.30 1.28

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1974 PHI NL 23 3 67% 67% 33% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1976 CHW AL 25 3 100% 100% 67% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 CHW AL 26 10 50% 80% 30% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 OAK AL 28 326 57% 87% 28% 32 88% 2 13 9 3 1 20 15 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 100%
1981 CHW AL 30 8 50% 75% 38% 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 CLE AL 32 3 67% 100% 67% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 OAK AL 33 11 91% 100% 36% 3 67% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 364 58% 87% 29% 38 84% 2 14 10 3 1 23 17 4 1 1 3 0 3 0 3 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 100%
MLB Averages 61% 82% 28% 89% 70%

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%
1974 PHI NL 23 3 67% 33% 33% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CHW AL 25 9 78% 56% 22% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 OAK AL 27 98 61% 83% 26% 4 100% 0 23 2 21 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1979 OAK AL 28 160 50% 90% 26% 8 100% 0 35 2 33 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1980 OAK AL 29 13 62% 92% 38% 1 100% 0 6 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 283 55% 86% 27% 13 100% 0 66 4 62 0 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 100%
MLB Averages 61% 82% 28% 94% 89%

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%
1979 OAK AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 99 65% 80% 23% 4 50%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 99 65% 80% 23% 4 50%
MLB Averages 59.5% 2.9% 61% 82% 27% 49%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1978 OAK AL 27 10 90% 80% 30% 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 10 90% 80% 30% 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 82% 28% 94%



* - 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

Assists as C s c a p y
1976 AL  53 (5th)
1978 AL  78 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1978 AL  10 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1976 AL  10 (2nd)
1978 AL  12 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1977 AL  6 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1977 AL  53 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1976 AL  45.1 (2nd)
1978 AL  45.9 (4th)
1980 AL  48.7 (2nd)
1984 AL  44.6 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1976 AL  5 (3rd)
1978 AL  10 (2nd)
1980 AL  9 (2nd)
Career  22 (57th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1978 AL  5.89 (5th)
1979 AL  6.24 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1977 AL  5.89 (3rd)
1979 AL  5.79 (1st)
1980 AL  5.57 (3rd)

                                         

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