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Wes Gardner

Wesley Brian Gardner

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 197 lb.

Born: April 29, 1961 in Benton, AR
School: University of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 22nd round of the 1982 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 29, 1984 (Age 23.091, 12,533rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Mets/Padres/Royals 1984-1991
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Last Game: August 3, 1991 (Age 30.096)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1984 NYM NL 23 P 21 0 0 25.1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.42 0.19 .955 1.88 1.87 0 1 100% 31% 0
1985 NYM NL 24 P 9 0 0 12.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.44 .952 1.95 1.92 1 2 67% 30% 0
1986 BOS AL 25 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80 0 0 0
1987 BOS AL 26 P 49 1 0 89.2 9 2 7 0 0 1.000 0.90 0.18 .956 1.84 1.82 0 1 100% 31% 1
1988 BOS AL 27 P 36 18 1 149.0 29 15 14 0 0 1.000 1.75 0.81 .961 1.78 1.77 12 3 20% 31% 0
1989 BOS AL 28 P 22 16 0 86.0 12 3 8 1 1 .917 1.15 0.50 .960 1.87 1.85 18 3 14% 31% 0
1990 BOS AL 29 P 34 9 0 77.1 16 8 7 1 1 .938 1.75 0.44 .953 1.78 1.76 12 2 14% 34% 0
1991 TOT MLB 30 P 17 0 0 26.0 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 2.08 0.35 .955 1.83 1.84 2 0 0% 33% 0
1991 SDP NL 30 P 14 0 0 20.1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1.77 0.29 .955 1.86 1.85 2 0 0% 33% 0
1991 KCR AL 30 P 3 0 0 5.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.18 0.67 .955 1.75 1.80 0 0 0
8 Seasons P 189 44 1 466.1 80 30 48 2 2 .975 1.51 0.41 .957 1.82 1.82 45 12 21% 32% 1
8 Seasons TOT 189 44 1 466.1 80 30 48 2 2 .975 1.51 0.41 .957 1.82 1.82 45 12 21% 32% 1
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
1984 NYM NL 23 P
1985 NYM NL 24 P
1986 BOS AL 25 P
1987 BOS AL 26 P
1988 BOS AL 27 P
1989 BOS AL 28 P
1990 BOS AL 29 P
1991 SDP NL 30 P
1991 KCR AL 30 P
8 Seasons P
8 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1984 NYM NL 23 21 0 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 NYM NL 24 9 0 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 BOS AL 25 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 BOS AL 26 49 1 1 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 BOS AL 27 36 18 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 BOS AL 28 22 16 0 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 BOS AL 29 34 9 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 SDP NL 30 14 0 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 KCR AL 30 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 189 44 45 189 189 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1984 NYM NL 23 116 78% 23% 3 100% 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1985 NYM NL 24 61 75% 26% 5 80% 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1986 BOS AL 25 4 75% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 BOS AL 26 401 73% 21% 8 75% 0 2 0 2 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1988 BOS AL 27 620 76% 26% 15 100% 0 15 1 12 14 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1989 BOS AL 28 391 73% 28% 12 75% 1 3 1 2 8 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 5 80%
1990 BOS AL 29 339 78% 32% 12 83% 0 9 2 6 8 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 80%
1991 SDP NL 30 99 84% 40% 4 100% 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 KCR AL 30 26 77% 35% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 2057 76% 27% 60 87% 2 31 4 24 49 43 3 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 23 87%
MLB Averages 80% 30% 92% 87%



* - 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.

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