Randy Johnson

Randall David Johnson (Big Unit)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 10", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: September 10, 1963 in Walnut Creek, CA
High School: Livermore HS (Livermore, CA)
School: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Montreal Expos in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 1988 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Mariners/Diamondbacks/Yankees/Giants/Expos/... 1988-2009
Agents: Alan Nero,Barry Meister [*]
Final Game: October 4, 2009 (Age 46)
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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1988 MON NL 24 P 4 4 1 26.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0.00 .960 1.97 1.95 4 1 20% 29% 0
1989 TOT MLB 25 P 29 28 2 160.2 41 8 26 7 1 .829 1.90 1.17 .958 1.87 1.86 32 5 14% 32% 5
1989 MON NL 25 P 7 6 0 29.2 8 1 5 2 0 .750 1.82 0.86 .948 1.88 1.87 8 2 20% 32% 1
1989 SEA AL 25 P 22 22 2 131.0 33 7 21 5 1 .848 1.92 1.27 .960 1.87 1.85 24 3 11% 31% 4
1990 SEA AL 26 P 33 33 5 219.2 35 6 24 5 2 .857 1.23 0.91 .953 1.78 1.76 28 8 22% 34% 3 AS
1991 SEA AL 27 P 33 33 2 201.1 28 0 23 5 3 .821 1.03 0.70 .956 1.80 1.80 18 9 33% 34% 0
1992 SEA AL 28 P 31 31 6 210.1 28 5 20 3 0 .893 1.07 0.81 .953 1.72 1.71 42 16 28% 34% 0
1993 SEA AL 29 P 35 34 10 255.1 39 10 29 0 2 1.000 1.37 1.11 .953 1.79 1.78 28 12 30% 36% 2 AS,CYA-2,MVP-24
1993 SEA AL 29 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20 AS,CYA-2,MVP-24
1993 SEA AL 29 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40 AS,CYA-2,MVP-24
1994 SEA AL 30 P 23 23 9 172.0 39 12 27 0 0 1.000 2.04 1.70 .956 1.72 1.71 22 15 41% 31% 8 AS,CYA-3
1995 SEA AL 31 P 30 30 6 214.1 32 7 24 1 0 .969 1.30 1.03 .960 1.79 1.77 18 8 31% 31% 3 AS,CYA-1,MVP-6
1996 SEA AL 32 P 14 8 0 61.1 10 1 8 1 0 .900 1.32 0.64 .960 1.78 1.76 8 2 20% 30% 0
1997 SEA AL 33 P 30 29 5 213.0 31 7 20 4 0 .871 1.14 0.90 .955 1.71 1.69 13 16 55% 33% 3 AS,CYA-2,MVP-11
1998 TOT MLB 34 P 34 34 10 244.1 45 6 30 9 3 .800 1.33 1.06 .959 1.80 1.79 31 19 38% 31% 3 CYA-7,MVP-21
1998 SEA AL 34 P 23 23 6 160.0 36 5 23 8 2 .778 1.58 1.22 .958 1.78 1.76 23 13 36% 31% 3
1998 HOU NL 34 P 11 11 4 84.1 9 1 7 1 1 .889 0.85 0.73 .961 1.85 1.84 8 6 43% 32% 0
1999 ARI NL 35 P 35 35 12 271.2 37 4 28 5 2 .865 1.06 0.91 .951 1.72 1.71 42 17 29% 29% 5 AS,CYA-1,MVP-15
2000 ARI NL 36 P 35 35 8 248.2 30 5 22 3 1 .900 0.98 0.77 .962 1.74 1.72 26 16 38% 32% 6 AS,CYA-1,MVP-17
2001 ARI NL 37 P 35 34 3 249.2 33 2 27 4 1 .879 1.05 0.83 .959 1.75 1.73 19 15 44% 33% 4 AS,CYA-1,MVP-11
2002 ARI NL 38 P 35 35 8 260.0 27 5 20 2 2 .926 0.87 0.71 .963 1.83 1.81 19 15 44% 32% 3 AS,CYA-1,MVP-7
2003 ARI NL 39 P 18 18 1 114.0 16 2 14 0 0 1.000 -3 -5 1.26 0.89 .957 1.84 1.83 13 6 32% 31% 1
2004 ARI NL 40 P 35 35 4 245.2 25 5 20 0 0 1.000 -3 -2 0.92 0.71 .965 1.84 1.82 17 10 37% 28% 1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-19
2005 NYY AL 41 P 34 34 4 225.2 30 2 26 2 1 .933 -3 -3 1.12 0.82 .954 1.70 1.68 23 14 38% 30% 4
2006 NYY AL 42 P 33 33 2 205.0 29 2 26 1 0 .966 -1 -1 1.23 0.85 .958 1.56 1.54 21 10 32% 30% 1
2007 ARI NL 43 P 10 10 0 56.2 8 0 8 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.27 0.80 .965 1.68 1.67 4 4 50% 25% 2
2008 ARI NL 44 P 30 30 2 184.0 17 1 13 3 0 .824 -7 -8 0.68 0.47 .959 1.73 1.72 21 3 13% 27% 2
2009 SFG NL 45 P 22 17 0 96.0 14 0 13 1 0 .929 0 0 1.22 0.59 .955 1.72 1.70 7 3 30% 29% 2
22 Seasons P 618 603 100 4135.1 595 90 448 57 18 .904 -17 -3 1.17 0.87 .957 1.76 1.74 456 224 33% 31% 58
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
22 Seasons TOT 619 603 100 4136.1 595 90 448 57 18 .904 0 -17 0 -18 1.17 0.87 .957 1.76 1.74 456 224 33% 31% 58
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 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
1988 MON NL 24 P
1989 MON NL 25 P
1989 SEA AL 25 P
1990 SEA AL 26 P
1991 SEA AL 27 P
1992 SEA AL 28 P
1993 SEA AL 29 P
1993 SEA AL 29 LF 0 0 0 0 0
1994 SEA AL 30 P
1995 SEA AL 31 P
1996 SEA AL 32 P
1997 SEA AL 33 P
1998 SEA AL 34 P
1998 HOU NL 34 P
1999 ARI NL 35 P
2000 ARI NL 36 P
2001 ARI NL 37 P
2002 ARI NL 38 P
2003 ARI NL 39 P -3 -5 -2 0 -1
2004 ARI NL 40 P -3 -2 -2 0 -1
2005 NYY AL 41 P -3 -3 -2 0 0
2006 NYY AL 42 P -1 -1 0 0 -1
2007 ARI NL 43 P 0 0 -1 0 1
2008 ARI NL 44 P -7 -8 -5 0 -2
2009 SFG NL 45 P 0 0 -1 0 0 0
22 Seasons P -17 -3 -13 0 0 -4
1 Season LF 0 0 0 0 0
22 Seasons TOT 0 0 0 0 0 -17 -18 -13 0 0 -4
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
1988 MON NL 24 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 SEA AL 25 22 22 0 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 MON NL 25 7 6 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 SEA AL 26 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 SEA AL 27 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 SEA AL 28 31 31 0 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 SEA AL 29 36 34 2 36 35 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
1994 SEA AL 30 23 23 0 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 SEA AL 31 30 30 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 SEA AL 32 14 8 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 SEA AL 33 30 29 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 SEA AL 34 23 23 2 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 HOU NL 34 11 11 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 ARI NL 35 35 35 33 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 ARI NL 36 35 35 34 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 ARI NL 37 35 34 33 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 ARI NL 38 35 35 34 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 ARI NL 39 18 18 17 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 ARI NL 40 35 35 33 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 NYY AL 41 34 34 3 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 NYY AL 42 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 ARI NL 43 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 ARI NL 44 30 30 28 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 SFG NL 45 22 17 20 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Seasons 619 603 273 619 618 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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%
1988 MON NL 24 109 77% 35% 2 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1989 SEA AL 25 571 77% 30% 21 90% 0 7 3 3 21 16 0 5 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 7 100%
1989 MON NL 25 143 76% 29% 5 80% 1 1 0 1 5 4 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1990 SEA AL 26 943 71% 25% 26 81% 1 5 1 3 24 16 3 5 0 0 5 0 2 2 2 0 9 56%
1991 SEA AL 27 889 61% 24% 22 86% 0 0 0 0 23 14 3 5 0 1 4 3 3 2 3 0 9 78%
1992 SEA AL 28 922 64% 21% 15 100% 0 5 2 1 20 10 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1993 SEA AL 29 1043 64% 26% 31 94% 0 10 2 4 29 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 5 100%
1994 SEA AL 30 694 65% 31% 26 85% 0 12 4 6 27 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1995 SEA AL 31 866 62% 25% 25 92% 0 7 3 3 24 16 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 100%
1996 SEA AL 32 257 61% 25% 9 89% 1 1 0 1 7 6 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1997 SEA AL 33 849 59% 24% 21 90% 0 7 1 5 20 17 0 4 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1998 SEA AL 34 685 65% 25% 25 76% 2 5 1 4 23 15 2 7 1 2 4 3 2 1 2 0 4 75%
1998 HOU NL 34 329 60% 26% 7 57% 0 1 0 1 7 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 100%
1999 ARI NL 35 1079 64% 25% 27 89% 0 4 1 2 28 20 3 5 0 3 2 3 2 1 1 1 4 75%
2000 ARI NL 36 1001 62% 21% 22 86% 0 5 2 2 22 13 1 3 0 0 3 2 1 1 1 0 6 83%
2001 ARI NL 37 994 58% 20% 24 92% 0 2 0 2 27 19 2 4 0 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 6 83%
2002 ARI NL 38 1035 63% 25% 20 90% 0 2 1 1 21 15 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 5 80%
2003 ARI NL 39 489 72% 27% 17 76% 0 2 1 1 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 83%
2004 ARI NL 40 964 68% 27% 23 91% 0 5 2 3 20 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 75%
2005 NYY AL 41 920 75% 31% 24 96% 0 2 2 0 26 21 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 100%
2006 NYY AL 42 860 76% 30% 31 84% 1 2 2 0 26 23 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 67%
2007 ARI NL 43 233 66% 24% 7 86% 0 0 0 0 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 75%
2008 ARI NL 44 778 75% 28% 20 60% 0 1 1 0 13 11 0 3 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 75%
2009 SFG NL 45 412 75% 31% 12 92% 1 0 0 0 13 9 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100%
22 Seasons 17065 66% 26% 462 86% 7 86 29 43 448 322 22 56 4 12 40 22 18 11 13 5 105 81%
MLB Averages 78% 32% 90% 84%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%

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%
1993 SEA AL 29 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% 67% 33% 0
1 Season 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% 67% 33% 0
MLB Averages 62.5% 2.5% 58% 78% 40% 48%



* - 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

All-Star Games
1990
1993 *
1994 *
1995 (P)
1997 (P)
1999 *
2000 (P)
2001 (P)
2002
2004 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1993 AL (24, 0%)
1995 AL (6, 28%)
1997 AL (11, 11%)
1998 NL (21, 0%)
1999 NL (15, 5%)
2000 NL (17, 1%)
2001 NL (11, 5%)
2002 NL (7, 28%)
2004 NL (19, 2%)
0.80 Career Shares (310th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1993 AL (2, 54%)
1994 AL (3, 17%)
1995 AL (1, 97%)
1997 AL (2, 55%)
1998 NL (7, 1%)
1999 NL (1, 84%)
2000 NL (1, 83%)
2001 NL (1, 98%)
2002 NL (1, 100%)
2004 NL (2, 61%)
5 Cy Youngs
6.50 Career Shares (2nd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1989 AL  5 (1st)
1990 AL  5 (2nd)
1991 AL  5 (1st)
1997 AL  4 (5th)
1998 AL  8 (1st)
1999 NL  5 (4th)
2001 NL  4 (1st)
2008 NL  3 (4th)
Career  57 (75th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1993 AL  1.000 (1st)
1994 AL  1.000 (1st)
2004 NL  1.000 (1st)

Salary s c a p y
1999 NL  $9,700,000 (4th)
2000 NL  $13,350,000 (2nd)
2001 NL  $13,350,000 (3rd)
2002 NL  $13,350,000 (5th)
2003 NL  $15,000,000 (7th)
2004 NL  $16,000,000 (5th)
2005 AL  $16,000,000 (6th)
2006 AL  $15,661,427 (7th)
2008 NL  $15,100,546 (10th)

Oldest s c a p y
2003 NL  born 1963-09-10 (9th)
2004 NL  born 1963-09-10 (6th)
2005 AL  born 1963-09-10 (5th)
2006 AL  born 1963-09-10 (3rd)
2007 NL  born 1963-09-10 (4th)
2008 NL  born 1963-09-10 (2nd)
2009 NL  born 1963-09-10 (2nd)

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