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Mike Fitzgerald

Michael Roy Fitzgerald

Positions: Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 13, 1960 in Long Beach, CA
High School: Lakewood HS (Lakewood, CA)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 6th round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1983 (Age 23.062, 12,448th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Expos/Mets/Angels 1983-1992
Agents: Adam Katz [*]
Last Game: October 4, 1992 (Age 32.083)
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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 22 NYM NL 8 23 20 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 6 .100 .217 .250 .467 30 5 0 0 0 0 1 /2
1984 23 NYM NL 112 394 360 20 87 15 1 2 33 1 0 24 71 .242 .288 .306 .593 68 110 17 1 5 4 7 2
1985 24 MON NL 108 341 295 25 61 7 1 5 34 5 3 38 55 .207 .297 .288 .585 69 85 8 2 1 5 12 2
1986 25 MON NL 73 243 209 20 59 13 1 6 37 3 2 27 34 .282 .364 .440 .804 122 92 4 1 4 2 6 2
1987 26 MON NL 107 334 287 32 69 11 0 3 36 3 4 42 54 .240 .338 .310 .648 72 89 10 1 3 1 7 2/34
1988 27 MON NL 63 180 155 17 42 6 1 5 23 2 2 19 22 .271 .347 .419 .766 116 65 4 0 4 2 0 2/79
1989 28 MON NL 100 331 290 33 69 18 2 7 42 3 4 35 61 .238 .322 .386 .708 102 112 8 2 2 2 3 2/57
1990 29 MON NL 111 383 313 36 76 18 1 9 41 8 1 60 60 .243 .365 .393 .758 113 123 5 2 5 3 2 2/97
1991 30 MON NL 71 224 198 17 40 5 2 4 28 4 2 22 35 .202 .278 .308 .586 66 61 5 0 1 3 4 2/39
1992 31 CAL AL 95 214 189 19 40 2 0 6 17 2 2 22 34 .212 .294 .317 .611 72 60 4 0 3 0 0 2/97534D
10 Yrs 848 2667 2316 220 545 95 9 48 293 31 20 292 432 .235 .321 .346 .667 87 802 65 9 28 22 42
162 Game Avg. 162 509 442 42 104 18 2 9 56 6 4 56 83 .235 .321 .346 .667 87 153 12 2 5 4 8
MON (7 yrs) 633 2036 1747 180 416 78 8 39 241 28 18 243 321 .238 .331 .359 .690 93 627 44 8 20 18 34
NYM (2 yrs) 120 417 380 21 89 15 1 3 35 1 0 27 77 .234 .284 .303 .587 66 115 17 1 5 4 8
CAL (1 yr) 95 214 189 19 40 2 0 6 17 2 2 22 34 .212 .294 .317 .611 72 60 4 0 3 0 0
NL (9 yrs) 753 2453 2127 201 505 93 9 42 276 29 18 270 398 .237 .323 .349 .672 88 742 61 9 25 22 42
AL (1 yr) 95 214 189 19 40 2 0 6 17 2 2 22 34 .212 .294 .317 .611 72 60 4 0 3 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
1983 22 NYM NL 8 23 -2 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .474 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 /2
1984 23 NYM NL 112 394 -16 -3 -2 3 6 -11 -1.3 13 2 0.1 .488 .492 -0.3 1.0 -1 $51,000 2
1985 24 MON NL 108 341 -13 -1 -1 -6 6 -15 -1.7 12 -3 -0.5 .485 .490 0.1 -0.0 3 2
1986 25 MON NL 73 243 3 -1 0 -8 4 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.6 .497 .499 1.5 -0.5 14 $147,000 2
1987 26 MON NL 107 334 -13 -2 -1 -13 5 -24 -2.5 11 -12 -1.3 .477 .485 -0.0 -0.8 1 $210,000 2/34
1988 27 MON NL 63 180 4 -1 -0 -8 3 -3 -0.3 6 4 0.3 .495 .498 1.3 -0.7 12 $335,000 2/79
1989 28 MON NL 100 331 1 -2 -0 -2 5 1 0.1 11 12 1.1 .502 .501 1.3 0.3 14 $335,000 2/57
1990 29 MON NL 111 383 7 -0 -1 -2 6 10 1.1 12 22 2.3 .510 .507 2.4 0.4 24 $525,000 2/97
1991 30 MON NL 71 224 -10 -0 0 -4 3 -11 -1.3 7 -4 -0.5 .483 .492 -0.1 -0.1 0 $700,000 2/39
1992 31 CAL AL 95 214 -7 -1 -1 -1 3 -7 -0.7 8 1 0.1 .493 .496 0.2 0.2 3 $350,000 2/97534D
10 Seasons 848 2667 -44 -12 -6 -42 41 -63 -6.9 90 27 2.1 .492 .495 6.2 -0.1 69 $2,653,000
MON (7 yrs) 633 2036 -20 -8 -3 -43 31 -43 -4.7 68 25 2.0 .493 .496 6.4 -1.4 68 $2,252,000
NYM (2 yrs) 120 417 -18 -3 -2 3 7 -13 -1.5 14 1 -0.0 .488 .492 -0.5 1.1 -2 $51,000
CAL (1 yr) 95 214 -7 -1 -1 -1 3 -7 -0.7 8 1 0.1 .493 .496 0.2 0.2 3 $350,000

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1983 NYM NL 22 C 8 7 6 61.0 47 37 8 2 0 .957 0 0 6.64 5.63 .984 6.57 6.54 0 0 12 6 33% 33% 0
1984 NYM NL 23 C 107 101 91 893.2 766 715 47 4 6 .995 3 4 7.67 7.12 .986 6.53 6.51 7 25 88 40 31% 31% 1
1985 MON NL 24 C 108 93 72 836.1 596 542 46 8 7 .987 -6 -9 6.33 5.44 .987 6.42 6.42 9 19 102 27 21% 30% 3
1986 MON NL 25 C 71 60 53 540.0 453 415 35 3 5 .993 -8 -18 7.50 6.34 .985 6.93 6.94 3 22 81 20 20% 32% 1
1987 MON NL 26 C 104 87 70 761.1 641 602 27 12 2 .981 -13 -20 7.44 6.05 .987 6.94 6.90 4 27 115 22 16% 29% 0
1987 MON NL 26 1B 1 0 0 1.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -90 6.75 1.00 .990 9.45 9.80
1987 MON NL 26 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.20
1988 MON NL 27 C 47 37 35 339.1 285 258 21 6 2 .979 -8 -28 7.40 5.94 .987 6.56 6.57 3 11 60 11 15% 29% 0
1988 MON NL 27 OF 4 3 2 29.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -20 1.23 1.00 .982 2.27 2.30
1988 MON NL 27 LF 3 2 1 20.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -18 1.33 1.00 .980 2.12 2.13
1988 MON NL 27 RF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 1.00 1.00 .980 2.00 2.10
1989 MON NL 28 C 77 67 60 625.2 502 459 35 8 5 .984 -3 -6 7.11 6.42 .986 6.67 6.68 6 16 74 26 26% 32% 1
1989 MON NL 28 3B 8 3 2 31.0 7 0 7 0 0 1.000 1 43 2.03 0.88 .943 2.70 2.71
1989 MON NL 28 LF 6 3 2 30.0 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 0 12 2.40 1.33 .981 2.16 2.15
1989 MON NL 28 OF 6 3 2 30.0 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 0 12 2.40 1.33 .981 2.31 2.32
1990 MON NL 29 C 98 84 73 778.2 607 560 41 6 10 .990 -3 -5 6.95 6.13 .987 6.65 6.61 3 13 103 26 20% 29% 1
1990 MON NL 29 OF 6 5 2 36.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 1 33 1.50 1.00 .982 2.40 2.37
1990 MON NL 29 RF 5 4 1 27.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0 4 1.00 0.60 .980 2.23 2.20
1990 MON NL 29 LF 1 1 1 9.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 120 3.00 3.00 .980 2.20 2.20
1991 MON NL 30 C 54 47 43 421.2 332 306 24 2 3 .994 -6 -17 7.04 6.11 .988 6.78 6.75 2 25 61 21 26% 33% 0
1991 MON NL 30 1B 3 3 1 23.2 18 15 3 0 1 1.000 0 10 6.85 6.00 .992 9.81 9.73
1991 MON NL 30 OF 3 2 2 23.2 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2 81 3.80 3.33 .983 2.28 2.27
1991 MON NL 30 RF 3 2 2 23.2 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2 81 3.80 3.33 .980 2.05 2.03
1992 CAL AL 31 C 74 50 36 468.0 313 290 20 3 4 .990 -1 -3 5.96 4.19 .989 6.20 6.18 3 17 41 18 31% 34% 0
1992 CAL AL 31 OF 11 7 0 47.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -10 0.96 0.45 .984 2.47 2.46
1992 CAL AL 31 RF 6 3 0 21.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -34 0.00 0.00 2.23 2.22
1992 CAL AL 31 LF 5 4 0 26.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 9 1.73 1.00 .980 2.28 2.28
1992 CAL AL 31 3B 3 0 0 3.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.00 0.33 .950 2.70 2.77
1992 CAL AL 31 1B 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 0.50 .990 9.90 9.65
1992 CAL AL 31 2B 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.20
1992 CAL AL 31 DH 1 1
10 Seasons C 748 633 539 5725.2 4542 4184 304 54 44 .988 -45 -9 7.05 6.00 .987 6.63 6.61 40 175 737 217 23% 31% 7
5 Seasons OF 30 20 8 166.0 33 30 3 0 0 1.000 2 14 1.79 1.10 .982 2.36 2.37
4 Seasons LF 15 10 4 85.1 19 17 2 0 0 1.000 1 15 2.00 1.27 .981 2.19 2.19
4 Seasons RF 15 10 4 80.2 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 1 13 1.56 0.93 .980 2.15 2.17
2 Seasons 3B 11 3 2 34.0 8 0 8 0 0 1.000 1 39 2.12 0.73 .944 2.70 2.73
3 Seasons 1B 6 3 1 27.0 20 17 3 0 1 1.000 0 4 6.67 3.33 .992 9.80 9.72
2 Seasons 2B 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.20
1 Season DH 1 1
10 Seasons TOT 797 659 550 5956.2 4603 4231 318 54 45 .988 -42 -8 6.87 5.71 .987 6.50 6.42 40 175 737 217 23% 31% 7
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1984 NL  17 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1984 NL  715 (5th)
1990 NL  560 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1987 NL  12 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1984 NL  6 (5th)
1990 NL  10 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1989 NL  6 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1985 NL  102 (4th)
1990 NL  103 (2nd)
Career  737 (75th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1984 NL  7.67 (1st)
1986 NL  7.50 (4th)
1987 NL  7.44 (4th)
1990 NL  6.95 (5th)
Career  7.05 (71st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1984 NL  7.12 (1st)
1989 NL  6.42 (4th)
1990 NL  6.13 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1984 NL  .995 (1st)
1990 NL  .990 (4th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (376th), 2.1 career WAR/4.4 7yr-peak WAR/3.3 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1984 23 New York Mets $51,000 ? 1/4/85 TSN
1986 25 Montreal Expos $147,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 26 Montreal Expos $210,000* ?
1988 27 Montreal Expos $335,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 28 Montreal Expos $335,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 29 Montreal Expos $525,000 ? USA Today
1991 30 Montreal Expos $700,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 31 California Angels $350,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,653,000
Disputed Salaries
*1987 - $250,000 - 1987 USA Today survey -
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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