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John Flaherty    \FLAY-er-tee\

John Timothy Flaherty (Flash) (twitter: @flash17yes)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 21, 1967 in New York, NY
High School: St. Joseph Regional HS (Montvale, NJ)
School: George Washington University (Washington, DC)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 25th round of the 1988 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 1988. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1992 (Age 24.174)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1994 season [*]
Teams (by GP): DevilRays/Padres/Tigers/Yankees/RedSox 1992-2005

Final Game: October 1, 2005 (Age 37.345)
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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 Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1992 BOS AL 24 C 34 21 13 195.1 111 102 7 2 2 .982 0 0 5.02 3.21 .989 6.20 6.18 0 4 16 7 30% 34% 0
1993 BOS AL 25 C 13 10 2 77.0 44 35 9 0 1 1.000 1 16 5.14 3.38 .991 6.56 6.50 1 1 9 5 36% 36% 0
1994 DET AL 26 C 33 12 6 127.0 87 78 9 0 0 1.000 -1 -9 6.17 2.64 .991 6.79 6.74 0 8 15 5 25% 31% 0
1994 DET AL 26 DH 1 0
1995 DET AL 27 C 112 104 91 916.1 613 569 33 11 5 .982 -6 -8 5.91 5.38 .990 6.74 6.67 0 45 78 24 24% 31% 0
1996 TOT MLB 28 C 118 107 102 963.2 766 714 42 10 4 .987 0 0 7.06 6.41 .989 7.27 7.22 5 41 77 32 29% 29% 1
1996 DET AL 28 C 46 42 41 369.1 261 243 13 5 1 .981 -1 -3 6.24 5.57 .990 6.91 6.87 1 18 22 9 29% 30% 0
1996 SDP NL 28 C 72 65 61 594.1 505 471 29 5 3 .990 1 2 7.57 6.94 .989 7.50 7.45 4 23 55 23 29% 28% 1
1997 SDP NL 29 C 124 119 97 1030.1 829 753 65 11 13 .987 -3 -3 7.15 6.60 .990 7.68 7.62 6 34 125 50 29% 32% 0
1998 TBD AL 30 C 91 86 78 763.0 591 542 45 4 2 .993 6 9 6.92 6.45 .990 7.13 7.05 5 22 48 29 38% 31% 1
1999 TBD AL 31 C 115 112 111 990.2 819 726 87 6 12 .993 11 13 7.39 7.07 .991 6.98 6.87 4 39 78 52 40% 33% 2
1999 TBD AL 31 DH 1 1
2000 TBD AL 32 C 108 101 98 908.2 667 611 51 5 9 .993 -2 -3 6.56 6.13 .991 6.93 6.85 4 39 79 29 27% 30% 1
2001 TBD AL 33 C 78 69 67 617.1 493 458 28 7 4 .986 -9 -17 7.09 6.23 .990 7.17 7.11 4 44 57 16 22% 29% 1
2002 TBD AL 34 C 75 74 74 669.0 487 450 33 4 8 .992 2 4 6.50 6.44 .993 6.96 6.89 7 23 48 26 35% 32% 0
2003 NYY AL 35 C 40 31 25 284.0 212 200 10 2 0 .991 3 1 13 3 6.65 5.25 .991 6.79 6.72 0 3 19 9 32% 30% 0
2004 NYY AL 36 C 46 35 26 328.1 277 255 19 3 3 .989 0 -3 0 -10 7.51 5.96 .992 7.12 7.07 4 7 23 7 23% 32% 1
2005 NYY AL 37 C 45 39 29 345.0 312 291 19 2 3 .994 0 2 0 8 8.09 6.89 .992 6.79 6.72 3 4 35 11 24% 30% 0
2005 NYY AL 37 1B 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 80 0 3.00 1.00 .990 9.60 9.50
14 Seasons C 1032 920 819 8215.2 6308 5784 457 67 66 .989 2 0 0 0 6.84 6.05 .991 7.06 6.98 43 314 707 302 30% 31% 7
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 80 0 3.00 1.00 .990 9.60 9.50
14 Seasons TOT 1033 920 819 8218.2 6309 5785 457 67 66 .989 2 0 0 0 6.84 6.04 .991 7.06 6.98 43 314 707 302 30% 31% 7
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/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
1992 BOS AL 24 C 0 0 0
1993 BOS AL 25 C 1 16 1
1994 DET AL 26 C -1 -9 -1
1995 DET AL 27 C -6 -8 -6
1996 DET AL 28 C -1 -3 -1
1996 SDP NL 28 C 1 2 1
1997 SDP NL 29 C -3 -3 -3
1998 TBD AL 30 C 6 9 6
1999 TBD AL 31 C 11 13 11
2000 TBD AL 32 C -2 -3 -2
2001 TBD AL 33 C -9 -17 -9
2002 TBD AL 34 C 2 4 2
2003 NYY AL 35 C 3 13 3 1 3 0 1 0
2004 NYY AL 36 C 0 0 0 -3 -10 0 -1 -2
2005 NYY AL 37 C 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 -2
2005 NYY AL 37 1B 0 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Seasons C 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 -4
1 Season 1B 0 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Seasons TOT 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -4

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1992 BOS AL 24 35 21 35 34 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1993 BOS AL 25 13 10 13 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 DET AL 26 34 12 34 33 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1995 DET AL 27 112 104 112 112 0 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1996 SDP NL 28 72 65 72 72 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1996 DET AL 28 47 42 47 46 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1997 SDP NL 29 129 119 129 124 0 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
1998 TBD AL 30 91 86 91 91 0 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 TBD AL 31 117 113 117 115 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2000 TBD AL 32 109 101 109 108 0 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2001 TBD AL 33 78 69 78 78 0 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 TBD AL 34 76 74 76 75 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003 NYY AL 35 40 31 40 40 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2004 NYY AL 36 47 35 47 46 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
2005 NYY AL 37 47 39 47 46 0 45 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 Seasons 1047 921 1047 1033 0 1032 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 21 4
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%
1992 BOS AL 24 837 4.19 4.65 8 100% 0 0 102 6 0 3 93 7 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
1993 BOS AL 25 343 4.79 5.49 3 100% 0 0 35 0 0 0 35 9 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 100%
1994 DET AL 26 565 5.60 5.67 3 100% 0 0 77 3 0 1 73 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 DET AL 27 4134 5.41 5.92 22 91% 0 0 571 13 3 19 536 32 7 1 0 4 11 0 1 10 0 5 0 1 3 3 100%
1996 SDP NL 28 2535 4.07 4.39 19 95% 0 1 472 13 1 8 450 27 4 0 0 6 5 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 4 75%
1996 DET AL 28 1748 7.04 7.63 8 100% 1 1 244 4 2 8 230 12 3 0 0 1 5 0 3 2 0 1 0 1 1 4 100%
1997 SDP NL 29 4611 5.11 5.71 29 90% 0 0 753 16 6 24 707 64 8 1 1 10 11 0 2 9 0 13 0 2 2 8 88%
1998 TBD AL 30 3338 4.40 4.67 20 95% 0 0 545 13 1 11 520 44 4 1 0 9 4 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 2 6 83%
1999 TBD AL 31 4533 5.28 6.09 29 100% 1 0 726 17 4 13 690 87 13 1 1 19 6 2 1 3 0 12 0 2 2 3 100%
2000 TBD AL 32 4010 4.82 5.22 31 94% 0 0 615 21 3 14 577 48 9 0 0 11 5 0 0 5 0 9 0 1 1 7 71%
2001 TBD AL 33 2744 4.85 5.57 24 96% 0 0 458 19 4 10 425 28 4 0 0 5 7 0 1 6 0 4 0 0 0 1 100%
2002 TBD AL 34 2931 4.55 4.95 28 100% 0 0 455 25 3 10 417 26 3 1 1 0 4 0 0 4 0 8 0 0 2 4 100%
2003 NYY AL 35 1198 3.71 4.40 9 78% 0 0 200 5 1 1 193 10 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2004 NYY AL 36 1427 4.93 5.24 17 94% 1 0 255 8 0 3 244 19 7 1 0 5 3 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 100%
2005 NYY AL 37 1435 4.12 4.30 17 88% 0 0 291 8 2 4 277 19 6 0 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 50%
14 Seasons 36389 4.90 5.40 267 94% 3 2 5799 171 30 129 5467 442 75 6 3 80 67 2 11 54 0 66 1 7 13 47 87%
MLB Averages 4.40 4.82 93% 85%

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
1992 BOS AL 24 0 4 325 16 7 4 30% 14 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 29 8 0.98 1.46
1993 BOS AL 25 1 1 130 9 5 4 36% 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 5 1.26 0.77
1994 DET AL 26 0 8 214 15 5 5 25% 11 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 30 6 1.46 1.04
1995 DET AL 27 0 45 1614 78 24 18 24% 64 22 11 2 3 0 0 0 153 26 1.34 1.06
1996 SDP NL 28 4 23 919 55 23 17 29% 44 18 9 2 2 3 1 1 100 24 1.27 1.33
1996 DET AL 28 1 18 686 22 9 7 29% 19 4 2 2 1 3 0 0 52 10 1.16 0.64
1997 SDP NL 29 6 34 1756 125 50 40 29% 103 40 22 5 0 5 0 0 206 50 1.33 1.48
1998 TBD AL 30 5 22 1312 48 29 24 38% 43 26 4 2 1 1 1 0 94 33 1.38 0.99
1999 TBD AL 31 4 39 1917 78 52 48 40% 72 47 5 3 1 2 2 0 161 59 1.40 1.21
2000 TBD AL 32 4 39 1553 79 29 27 27% 75 27 4 2 0 0 1 0 148 32 1.23 1.24
2001 TBD AL 33 4 44 1048 57 16 15 22% 47 15 10 1 0 0 1 0 125 21 1.14 1.00
2002 TBD AL 34 7 23 1145 48 26 20 35% 39 23 9 3 0 0 0 0 107 28 1.18 1.18
2003 NYY AL 35 0 3 442 19 9 6 32% 14 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 25 11 1.17 0.92
2004 NYY AL 36 4 7 520 23 7 5 23% 21 6 2 1 0 0 1 0 37 8 1.43 1.32
2005 NYY AL 37 3 4 496 35 11 9 24% 31 9 3 2 1 0 0 0 48 11 1.08 1.28
14 Seasons 43 314 14077 707 302 249 30% 605 261 93 27 9 14 7 1 1326 332 1.28 1.20
MLB Averages 31% 1.28 1.24

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%
2005 NYY AL 37 11 36% 82% 9% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 11 36% 82% 9% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 32% 93% 83%



* - 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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1995 AL  112 (5th)
1997 NL  124 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
Career  5,784 (80th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1999 AL  87 (1st)
2000 AL  51 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1995 AL  11 (1st)
1997 NL  11 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1997 NL  13 (4th)
1999 AL  12 (3rd)
2000 AL  9 (2nd)
2002 AL  8 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1995 AL  78 (1st)
1997 NL  125 (1st)
1999 AL  78 (3rd)
2000 AL  79 (2nd)
2002 AL  48 (5th)
Career  707 (80th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1997 NL  50 (3rd)
1999 AL  52 (1st)
2000 AL  29 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1998 AL  37.7 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1998 AL  6 (3rd)
1999 AL  11 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1999 AL  7.39 (5th)
Career  6.84 (85th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1996 NL  6.94 (4th)
1999 AL  7.07 (3rd)
Career  6.05 (96th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1998 AL  .993 (5th)
2000 AL  .993 (5th)

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Name and misspellings: John Flash james jim jimmy John jon Timothy Flaherty

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