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Gerald Laird

Gerald Lee Laird (G-Money)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: November 13, 1979 in Westminster, CA
High Schools: La Quinta HS (Westminster, CA), Westlake HS (Westlake Village, CA)
School: Cypress College (Cypress, CA)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 2nd round of the 1998 amateur draft.
Signed June 1, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 2003 (Age 23.168)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Tigers/Braves/Cardinals 2003-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 2 yrs/$3M (13-14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 9.077, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Scott Boras, previously: Alan Meersand [*]
Relatives: Brother of Brandon Laird
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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
2003 TEX AL 23 C 16 12 11 111.0 74 65 8 1 2 .986 1 0 11 0 5.92 4.56 .991 6.79 6.72 1 4 4 3 43% 30% 0
2004 TEX AL 24 C 49 46 42 397.0 299 275 19 5 6 .983 3 6 9 19 6.66 6.00 .992 7.12 7.07 6 11 17 14 45% 32% 1
2005 TEX AL 25 C 13 11 9 99.0 69 61 5 3 2 .957 -1 -1 -12 -10 6.00 5.08 .992 6.79 6.72 1 3 8 3 27% 30% 0
2005 TEX AL 25 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -120 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
2005 TEX AL 25 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -120 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
2006 TEX AL 26 C 71 65 63 578.1 428 392 30 6 5 .986 6 2 12 5 6.57 5.94 .992 7.09 6.99 5 15 25 21 46% 30% 0
2006 TEX AL 26 DH 1 0
2006 TEX AL 26 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -420 -600 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
2006 TEX AL 26 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -420 -600 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
2007 TEX AL 27 C 119 114 104 987.1 762 675 75 12 13 .984 9 13 11 16 6.84 6.30 .991 7.28 7.20 9 33 59 39 40% 27% 1
2007 TEX AL 27 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
2007 TEX AL 27 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
2008 TEX AL 28 C 88 86 80 753.0 566 523 35 8 7 .986 -1 3 -2 5 6.67 6.34 .991 7.26 7.19 6 30 53 21 28% 27% 0
2008 TEX AL 28 DH 5 4
2008 TEX AL 28 3B 2 1 1 10.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 24 0 2.70 1.50 .957 2.70 2.70
2009 DET AL 29 C 135 123 111 1090.1 925 844 78 3 7 .997 14 6 15 7 7.61 6.83 .992 7.48 7.39 9 36 59 42 42% 26% 2
2009 DET AL 29 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 9.00
2010 DET AL 30 C 87 76 64 670.2 573 516 52 5 5 .991 2 -3 4 -5 7.62 6.53 .990 7.44 7.37 5 34 58 30 34% 26% 0
2011 STL NL 31 C 31 23 19 213.0 197 182 12 3 1 .985 0 -2 0 -11 8.20 6.26 .992 7.98 7.96 3 6 16 4 20% 28% 0
2011 STL NL 31 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 9.30
2011 STL NL 31 DH 1 0
2012 DET AL 32 C 56 49 42 429.0 419 393 22 4 2 .990 -2 -5 -6 -13 8.71 7.41 .993 7.99 7.94 2 14 42 10 19% 25% 0
2012 DET AL 32 DH 2 2
2013 ATL NL 33 C 40 33 30 294.1 257 241 16 0 6 1.000 3 -2 12 -8 7.86 6.43 .993 8.10 8.10 1 16 16 9 36% 28% 1
2014 ATL NL 34 C 48 42 38 377.2 369 339 28 2 4 .995 -0 1 -1 3 8.75 7.65 .992 8.41 8.39 7 15 30 11 27% 28% 0
12 Seasons C 753 680 613 6000.2 4938 4506 380 52 60 .989 34 20 7 3 7.33 6.49 .992 7.47 7.42 55 217 387 207 35% 27% 5
4 Seasons DH 9 6
3 Seasons OF 3 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -240 -300 0.00 0.00 2.48 2.30
2 Seasons 1B 2 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 9.15
1 Season 3B 2 1 1 10.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 24 0 2.70 1.50 .957 2.70 2.70
2 Seasons RF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -320 -400 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.15
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
12 Seasons TOT 760 681 614 6016.2 4943 4508 383 52 61 .989 33 19 7 3 7.32 6.44 .992 7.46 7.39 55 217 387 207 35% 27% 5
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
2003 TEX AL 23 C 1 11 1 0 0 0 0 0
2004 TEX AL 24 C 3 9 3 6 19 0 2 2
2005 TEX AL 25 C -1 -12 -1 -1 -10 0 0 -1
2005 TEX AL 25 RF -0 -120 -0 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 TEX AL 26 C 6 12 6 2 5 0 0 4
2006 TEX AL 26 RF -1 -420 -1 0 -1 0 -1 -600 -1 0
2007 TEX AL 27 C 9 11 9 13 16 1 0 7
2007 TEX AL 27 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 TEX AL 28 C -1 -2 -1 3 5 0 5 1
2008 TEX AL 28 3B 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 DET AL 29 C 14 15 14 6 7 0 0 -2 7
2009 DET AL 29 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 DET AL 30 C 2 4 2 -3 -5 0 -1 2 -2
2011 STL NL 31 C 0 0 0 -2 -11 0 -1 0 -1
2011 STL NL 31 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 DET AL 32 C -2 -6 -2 -5 -13 0 -2 -3
2013 ATL NL 33 C 3 12 3 -2 -8 1 -2 1
2014 ATL NL 34 C -0 -1 0 -0 1 3 0 0 1
12 Seasons C 34 7 0 34 20 3 0 0 3 16
2 Seasons 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 3B 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons RF -1 -320 -1 0 -1 0 -1 -400 -1 0
1 Season LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons TOT 33 7 -1 0 -1 0 0 34 19 3 -1 0 0 0 3 16
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
2003 TEX AL 23 19 12 19 16 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
2004 TEX AL 24 49 46 49 49 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 TEX AL 25 13 11 13 13 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
2006 TEX AL 26 78 65 78 72 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 8
2007 TEX AL 27 120 114 120 119 0 119 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0
2008 TEX AL 28 95 91 95 90 0 88 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 1
2009 DET AL 29 135 123 135 135 0 135 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2010 DET AL 30 89 76 89 87 0 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
2011 STL NL 31 37 22 37 32 0 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
2012 DET AL 32 63 51 63 56 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
2013 ATL NL 33 47 33 47 40 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2014 ATL NL 34 53 41 53 48 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
12 Seasons 798 685 798 757 0 753 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 3 9 47 19
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%
2003 TEX AL 23 485 5.76 6.00 2 100% 0 0 65 1 0 2 62 8 1 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 100%
2004 TEX AL 24 1749 4.40 4.85 17 100% 2 0 275 11 3 6 254 19 6 0 0 1 5 0 2 3 0 6 0 1 1 2 100%
2005 TEX AL 25 437 5.00 5.82 3 100% 1 0 61 2 0 3 56 5 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 100%
2006 TEX AL 26 2481 4.39 4.70 17 88% 0 0 392 11 1 7 373 30 4 0 0 4 6 0 1 5 0 5 0 1 1 4 75%
2007 TEX AL 27 4392 4.78 5.33 39 95% 1 0 675 20 3 12 640 75 13 2 1 14 12 0 3 9 1 13 0 0 1 8 88%
2008 TEX AL 28 3371 5.21 5.90 24 100% 2 0 523 18 2 10 493 35 5 0 0 7 8 0 2 6 0 7 0 0 0 2 100%
2009 DET AL 29 4687 4.18 4.53 29 93% 1 1 844 13 7 19 805 78 14 0 0 18 3 0 1 2 1 7 0 1 2 9 89%
2010 DET AL 30 2876 4.11 4.51 31 87% 1 0 516 13 1 6 496 52 13 1 1 10 5 0 1 4 1 5 0 1 1 8 63%
2011 STL NL 31 900 3.80 4.31 13 85% 0 0 182 5 0 5 172 12 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 7 86%
2012 DET AL 32 1837 3.99 4.43 14 100% 1 0 393 6 1 6 380 22 5 1 0 7 4 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 100%
2013 ATL NL 33 1281 3.94 4.01 10 100% 0 0 241 5 2 3 231 16 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 1 5 100%
2014 ATL NL 34 1582 3.34 3.72 10 100% 0 0 339 3 2 3 331 28 8 0 0 8 2 0 1 1 0 4 0 2 2 1 100%
12 Seasons 26078 4.38 4.83 209 94% 9 1 4506 108 22 82 4293 380 79 6 2 76 52 0 14 38 4 60 0 7 9 49 86%
MLB Averages 4.20 4.56 92% 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
2003 TEX AL 23 1 4 167 4 3 3 43% 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 0.78 1.38
2004 TEX AL 24 6 11 679 17 14 12 45% 16 12 1 2 0 0 1 1 45 18 0.98 1.34
2005 TEX AL 25 1 3 165 8 3 3 27% 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 3 1.11 1.15
2006 TEX AL 26 5 15 930 25 21 19 46% 21 19 4 2 0 0 0 0 60 23 1.00 1.36
2007 TEX AL 27 9 33 1707 59 39 39 40% 53 34 6 5 0 0 1 0 129 44 1.08 1.26
2008 TEX AL 28 6 30 1307 53 21 20 28% 47 18 5 1 1 2 0 0 113 24 1.18 0.97
2009 DET AL 29 9 36 1726 59 42 40 42% 53 37 6 4 0 1 2 0 128 48 1.07 1.23
2010 DET AL 30 5 34 1041 58 30 24 34% 49 28 9 2 0 0 0 0 121 35 1.20 0.93
2011 STL NL 31 3 6 343 16 4 3 20% 14 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 31 9 1.37 1.12
2012 DET AL 32 2 14 667 42 10 6 19% 35 8 7 1 0 1 0 0 74 15 1.37 0.90
2013 ATL NL 33 1 16 488 16 9 7 36% 15 7 1 2 0 0 1 0 46 16 0.91 1.29
2014 ATL NL 34 7 15 581 30 11 10 27% 24 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 63 16 1.84 1.35
12 Seasons 55 217 9801 387 207 186 35% 337 183 48 20 2 4 5 1 836 254 1.19 1.18
MLB Averages 28% 1.28 1.24

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%
2008 TEX AL 28 52 35% 92% 33% 4 75% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 52 35% 92% 33% 4 75% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 87% 66%

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%
2009 DET AL 29 3 33% 67% 67% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 STL NL 31 3 100% 67% 33% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 6 67% 67% 50% 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 94% 83%

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%
2005 TEX AL 25 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 4 75% 100% 75% 1 0%
2006 TEX AL 26 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 6 100% 67% 33% 1 0%
2 Seasons 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 10 90% 80% 50% 2 0%
MLB Averages 46.8% 2.3% 57% 76% 39% 50%

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%
2007 TEX 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 4 75% 25% 25% 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 4 75% 25% 25% 0
MLB Averages 63.8% 2.3% 57% 76% 39% 46%



* - 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

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2004 April AL Rookie of the Month

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2009 AL  135 (1st)
Active  753 (15th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2009 AL  844 (4th)
Active  4,506 (18th)

Assists as C s c a p y
2007 AL  75 (1st)
2009 AL  78 (1st)
2010 AL  52 (3rd)
Active  380 (10th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2007 AL  12 (2nd)
2008 AL  8 (5th)
Active  52 (10th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2007 AL  13 (2nd)
2009 AL  7 (3rd)
2010 AL  5 (4th)
Active  60 (6th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2007 AL  9 (3rd)
2009 AL  9 (2nd)
Active  55 (7th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
Active  387 (15th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2007 AL  39 (2nd)
2009 AL  42 (1st)
2010 AL  30 (3rd)
Active  207 (7th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2006 AL  45.7 (2nd)
2007 AL  39.8 (4th)
2009 AL  41.6 (2nd)
Active  34.8 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2006 AL  6 (2nd)
2007 AL  9 (3rd)
2009 AL  14 (1st)
Active  34 (6th)
Career  34 (37th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
Active  7.33 (24th)
Career  7.33 (47th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
Career  6.49 (59th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2009 AL  .997 (1st)

                           

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