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Roy Howell

Roy Lee Howell

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 18, 1953 in Lompoc, CA
High School: Lompoc HS (Lompoc, CA)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1972 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 9, 1974 (Age 20.265)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Brewers/Rangers 1974-1984
Agents: George Kalafatis [*]
Final Game: September 29, 1984 (Age 30.286)
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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 Awards
1974 TEX AL 20 3B 12 12 9 99.0 32 5 24 3 1 .906 1 10 2.64 2.42 .954 3.12 3.10
1975 TEX AL 21 3B 115 106 76 883.2 315 80 214 21 32 .933 -2 -3 2.99 2.56 .954 3.16 3.15
1975 TEX AL 21 DH 5 4
1976 TEX AL 22 3B 130 125 106 1111.1 376 103 245 28 20 .926 -13 -14 2.82 2.68 .953 2.94 2.95
1976 TEX AL 22 DH 8 6
1977 TOT AL 23 3B 88 87 84 762.1 259 82 165 12 12 .954 -4 -6 2.92 2.81 .957 2.97 2.96
1977 TOT AL 23 DH 10 9
1977 TEX AL 23 DH 2 1
1977 TEX AL 23 LF 2 2 1 16.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 52 3.38 3.00 .977 2.14 2.10
1977 TEX AL 23 OF 2 2 1 16.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 52 2.81 2.50 .978 2.36 2.30
1977 TEX AL 23 1B 1 0 0 7.0 8 7 0 1 1 .875 -0 -69 9.00 7.00 .990 10.03 10.00
1977 TEX AL 23 3B 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.00 1.00 .960 3.00 3.00
1977 TOR AL 23 3B 87 87 84 759.1 258 81 165 12 12 .953 -4 -6 2.92 2.83 .957 2.97 2.96
1977 TOR AL 23 DH 8 8
1978 TOR AL 24 3B 131 131 131 1166.1 437 109 306 22 27 .950 -2 -2 3.20 3.17 .954 3.00 2.98 AS
1978 TOR AL 24 OF 5 5 4 41.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -38 1.54 1.40 .979 2.48 2.44 AS
1978 TOR AL 24 RF 5 5 4 41.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -38 1.54 1.40 .979 2.24 2.22 AS
1978 TOR AL 24 DH 1 0 AS
1979 TOR AL 25 3B 133 131 123 1128.1 418 108 290 20 28 .952 8 8 3.17 2.99 .953 3.07 3.03
1979 TOR AL 25 DH 4 4
1980 TOR AL 26 3B 138 136 130 1216.0 378 105 257 16 24 .958 1 1 2.68 2.62 .951 3.01 3.00
1980 TOR AL 26 DH 2 2
1981 MIL AL 27 3B 53 51 41 434.0 142 38 98 6 9 .958 -5 -14 2.82 2.57 .950 2.95 2.94
1981 MIL AL 27 DH 13 12
1981 MIL AL 27 1B 3 2 2 17.2 22 20 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -34 11.21 7.33 .993 10.09 10.03
1981 MIL AL 27 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.50
1981 MIL AL 27 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1982 MIL AL 28 DH 84 81
1982 MIL AL 28 1B 4 2 2 24.0 30 26 2 2 1 .933 -1 -55 10.50 7.00 .992 9.86 9.80
1982 MIL AL 28 OF 2 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 3.60 1.00 .980 2.52 2.45
1982 MIL AL 28 RF 2 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 3.60 1.00 .980 2.34 2.25
1983 MIL AL 29 DH 54 49
1983 MIL AL 29 1B 2 2 2 18.0 25 20 4 1 4 .960 0 7 12.00 12.00 .992 9.90 9.80
1984 MIL AL 30 3B 46 39 18 293.0 97 21 67 9 7 .907 0 1 2.70 1.91 .950 2.75 2.73
1984 MIL AL 30 DH 8 6
1984 MIL AL 30 1B 4 1 1 17.1 21 19 2 0 4 1.000 0 21 10.90 5.25 .991 9.71 9.68
9 Seasons 3B 846 818 718 7094.0 2454 651 1666 137 160 .944 -16 -3 2.94 2.74 .953 3.01 2.99
10 Seasons DH 189 173
5 Seasons 1B 14 7 7 84.0 106 92 10 4 11 .962 -2 -23 10.93 7.29 .992 9.90 9.83
4 Seasons OF 10 7 5 63.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -13 2.00 1.40 .979 2.46 2.42
3 Seasons RF 8 5 4 47.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -36 1.72 1.13 .979 2.24 2.22
1 Season LF 2 2 1 16.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 52 3.38 3.00 .977 2.14 2.10
11 Seasons TOT 870 832 730 7241.0 2574 757 1676 141 171 .945 -19 -3 3.02 2.80 .955 3.08 3.10
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
1974 TEX AL 20 3B 1 10 1 0 0 0
1975 TEX AL 21 3B -2 -3 -3 1 -4 1
1976 TEX AL 22 3B -13 -14 -13 -6 -8 0
1977 TEX AL 23 LF 1 52 1 1 0 0
1977 TEX AL 23 1B -0 -69 -0 0 -0 0
1977 TEX AL 23 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 TOR AL 23 3B -4 -6 -4 -1 -2 0
1978 TOR AL 24 3B -2 -2 -2 1 -3 0
1978 TOR AL 24 RF -1 -38 -0 -0 0 -1
1979 TOR AL 25 3B 8 8 8 7 2 -1
1980 TOR AL 26 3B 1 1 0 3 -2 1
1981 MIL AL 27 3B -5 -14 -5 -5 0 0
1981 MIL AL 27 1B -0 -34 -0 0 -0 0
1981 MIL AL 27 RF 0 0 0 0 0
1982 MIL AL 28 1B -1 -55 -1 -0 -1 0
1982 MIL AL 28 RF -0 -24 -0 0 -0 0
1983 MIL AL 29 1B 0 7 0 0 0 0
1984 MIL AL 30 3B 0 1 0 3 -2 0
1984 MIL AL 30 1B 0 21 0 -0 1 0
9 Seasons 3B -16 -3 -17 2 -19 1
5 Seasons 1B -2 -23 -2 -1 -1 0
3 Seasons RF -1 -36 -0 -0 0 -1
1 Season LF 1 52 1 1 0 0
11 Seasons TOT -19 -3 -19 1 -20 1 -1
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
1974 TEX AL 20 13 12 13 12 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1975 TEX AL 21 125 110 125 115 0 0 0 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 5 13 0
1976 TEX AL 22 140 131 140 130 0 0 0 0 130 0 0 0 0 0 8 9 0
1977 TOR AL 23 96 95 96 87 0 0 0 0 87 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0
1977 TEX AL 23 7 3 7 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 2
1978 TOR AL 24 140 136 140 136 0 0 0 0 131 0 0 0 5 5 1 3 1
1979 TOR AL 25 138 135 138 133 0 0 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0
1980 TOR AL 26 142 138 142 138 0 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
1981 MIL AL 27 76 65 76 56 0 0 3 0 53 0 0 0 1 1 13 8 1
1982 MIL AL 28 98 83 98 6 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 84 12 0
1983 MIL AL 29 69 51 69 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 18 0
1984 MIL AL 30 68 46 68 48 0 0 4 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 8 17 0
11 Seasons 1112 1005 1112 867 0 0 14 0 845 0 2 0 8 10 189 89 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 -- 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 TEX AL 20 416 60% 83% 32% 32 91% 0 6 5 0 1 24 20 3 0 1 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1975 TEX AL 21 3763 56% 81% 28% 306 86% 1 79 51 8 21 215 159 47 4 9 21 0 16 5 16 33 22 3 29 3 0 3 12 42%
1976 TEX AL 22 4696 57% 85% 27% 359 87% 6 104 69 7 28 245 195 37 6 10 28 1 17 10 24 20 11 2 16 4 3 0 18 61%
1977 TOR AL 23 3333 55% 81% 26% 254 86% 2 79 45 20 14 169 140 21 1 8 12 1 11 0 8 12 6 5 12 0 0 0 4 50%
1977 TEX AL 23 10 50% 90% 40% 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
1978 TOR AL 24 5093 61% 82% 25% 412 89% 5 106 74 7 25 303 236 49 7 13 22 0 17 5 19 27 17 1 22 3 1 2 14 79%
1979 TOR AL 25 4949 60% 84% 28% 404 92% 6 109 72 14 23 289 225 55 2 9 20 0 16 4 14 28 19 1 21 5 3 2 10 80%
1980 TOR AL 26 5273 51% 82% 27% 381 88% 4 107 78 12 17 256 201 43 3 16 15 1 11 3 14 23 19 0 20 3 2 0 14 79%
1981 MIL AL 27 1886 62% 85% 28% 152 83% 0 35 23 6 6 100 80 16 1 3 6 0 6 0 6 10 7 0 8 2 1 0 13 46%
1984 MIL AL 30 1240 52% 81% 28% 89 90% 3 21 15 0 6 67 52 11 3 1 8 0 7 1 7 6 4 0 4 2 2 0 0
9 Seasons 30659 57% 83% 27% 2390 88% 27 647 433 74 141 1668 1308 282 27 70 135 4 103 28 109 160 106 12 133 22 12 7 86 64%
MLB Averages 60% 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%
1977 TEX AL 23 25 24% 68% 28% 4 75% 0 7 1 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1981 MIL AL 27 79 63% 86% 33% 4 75% 0 21 1 20 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0%
1982 MIL AL 28 114 65% 82% 25% 10 90% 0 25 5 21 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1983 MIL AL 29 74 59% 86% 39% 7 86% 0 20 0 20 0 2 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
1984 MIL AL 30 76 68% 84% 28% 4 100% 0 19 0 19 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 368 61% 83% 30% 29 86% 0 92 7 86 0 11 8 6 1 0 1 4 1 3 0 3 11 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 1 0%
MLB Averages 60% 82% 28% 94% 89%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

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%
1978 TOR AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 8 1 12.5% 7 0 0.0% 0 173 43% 88% 33% 19 37%
1981 MIL AL 27 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 0 0 3 67% 100% 100% 0
1982 MIL AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 0 29 62% 79% 28% 5 40%
3 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 11 3 27.3% 8 0 0.0% 0 205 46% 87% 33% 24 38%
MLB Averages 41.9% 3.1% 60% 82% 27% 54%

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%
1977 TEX AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 75 36% 80% 24% 11 55%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 25.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 75 36% 80% 24% 11 55%
MLB Averages 59.6% 2.9% 60% 82% 27% 50%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1990 BBWAA ()

Errors Committeds c a p y
1976 AL  28 (4th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1976 AL  130 (5th)
1978 AL  131 (5th)
1980 AL  138 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1978 AL  109 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1978 AL  306 (4th)
1979 AL  290 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1975 AL  21 (5th)
1976 AL  28 (1st)
1978 AL  22 (3rd)
1979 AL  20 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1975 AL  32 (3rd)
1978 AL  27 (3rd)
1979 AL  28 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1979 AL  8 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1978 AL  3.20 (5th)
Career  2.94 (20th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1978 AL  3.17 (2nd)
1979 AL  2.99 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1980 AL  .958 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1974 AL  born 1953-12-18 (6th)

                                         

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