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Steve Lake

Steven Michael Lake

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 14, 1957 in Inglewood, CA
High School: Lennox HS (Lennox, CA)
Drafted
by the Baltimore Orioles in the 3rd round of the 1975 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 9, 1983 (Age 26.026)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Phillies/Cardinals 1983-1993

Final Game: September 22, 1993 (Age 36.192)
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1983 CHC NL 26 C 32 21 12 199.2 137 115 22 0 3 1.000 5 30 6.18 4.28 .984 6.57 6.54 2 1 21 17 45% 33% 1
1984 CHC NL 27 C 24 15 11 138.1 89 72 13 4 0 .955 3 26 5.53 3.54 .986 6.53 6.51 0 3 9 10 53% 31% 0
1985 CHC NL 28 C 55 33 23 316.1 208 182 25 1 1 .995 9 34 5.89 3.76 .987 6.42 6.42 3 3 16 20 56% 30% 1
1986 TOT NL 29 C 36 18 13 176.1 116 105 9 2 3 .983 3 20 5.82 3.17 .985 6.93 6.94 0 5 13 12 48% 32% 0
1986 CHC NL 29 C 10 4 3 48.1 33 30 3 0 2 1.000 0 0 6.14 3.30 .985 6.93 6.94 0 1 8 3 27% 32% 0
1986 STL NL 29 C 26 14 10 128.0 83 75 6 2 1 .976 3 28 5.70 3.12 .985 6.93 6.94 0 4 5 9 64% 32% 0
1987 STL NL 30 C 59 50 32 434.2 275 253 21 1 2 .996 6 17 5.67 4.64 .987 6.94 6.90 1 12 26 19 42% 29% 1
1988 STL NL 31 C 19 10 3 96.0 60 51 8 1 1 .983 0 0 5.53 3.11 .987 6.56 6.57 1 6 8 5 38% 29% 0
1989 PHI NL 32 C 55 47 33 389.0 298 262 33 3 3 .990 3 9 6.83 5.36 .986 6.67 6.68 0 27 27 26 49% 32% 0
1990 PHI NL 33 C 28 24 14 195.0 135 115 19 1 1 .993 1 6 6.18 4.79 .987 6.65 6.61 2 17 7 11 61% 29% 0
1991 PHI NL 34 C 58 45 29 403.0 304 277 25 2 1 .993 -2 -6 6.74 5.21 .988 6.78 6.75 5 24 34 16 32% 33% 1
1992 PHI NL 35 C 17 14 12 125.2 81 71 8 2 1 .975 -1 -10 5.66 4.65 .991 6.67 6.67 0 4 14 4 22% 32% 0
1993 CHC NL 36 C 41 38 22 303.1 198 168 27 3 1 .985 3 12 5.79 4.76 .989 6.74 6.69 2 11 10 12 55% 32% 1
11 Seasons C 424 315 204 2777.1 1901 1671 210 20 17 .989 30 13 6.10 4.44 .987 6.70 6.68 16 113 185 152 45% 31% 5
11 Seasons TOT 424 315 204 2777.1 1901 1671 210 20 17 .989 30 13 6.10 4.44 .987 6.70 6.68 16 113 185 152 45% 31% 5
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
1983 CHC NL 26 C 5 30 5
1984 CHC NL 27 C 3 26 3
1985 CHC NL 28 C 9 34 9
1986 CHC NL 29 C 0 0 0
1986 STL NL 29 C 3 28 3
1987 STL NL 30 C 6 17 6
1988 STL NL 31 C 0 0 0
1989 PHI NL 32 C 3 9 3
1990 PHI NL 33 C 1 6 1
1991 PHI NL 34 C -2 -6 -2
1992 PHI NL 35 C -1 -10 -1
1993 CHC NL 36 C 3 12 3
11 Seasons C 30 13 30
11 Seasons TOT 30 13 30

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1983 CHC NL 26 38 21 38 32 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1984 CHC NL 27 25 15 25 24 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1985 CHC NL 28 58 33 58 55 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1986 STL NL 29 26 14 26 26 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1986 CHC NL 29 10 4 10 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 STL NL 30 74 50 74 59 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
1988 STL NL 31 36 10 36 19 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
1989 PHI NL 32 58 47 58 55 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1990 PHI NL 33 29 24 29 28 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1991 PHI NL 34 58 45 58 58 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 PHI NL 35 20 14 20 17 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1993 CHC NL 36 44 38 44 41 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
11 Seasons 476 315 476 424 0 424 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 2
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%
1983 CHC NL 26 859 4.55 4.69 6 100% 0 0 113 3 1 4 105 21 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 100%
1984 CHC NL 27 583 3.58 3.84 9 100% 0 0 72 3 1 2 66 14 4 1 0 1 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 100%
1985 CHC NL 28 1330 3.81 4.07 16 100% 0 0 185 12 0 6 167 25 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 100%
1986 STL NL 29 546 3.66 4.22 5 100% 0 0 75 4 0 4 67 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1986 CHC NL 29 224 5.40 5.59 0 0 0 30 0 0 3 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
1987 STL NL 30 1881 4.09 4.48 8 100% 0 0 253 6 0 6 241 22 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 100%
1988 STL NL 31 433 5.25 6.19 7 71% 0 0 51 3 0 3 45 7 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 67%
1989 PHI NL 32 1703 4.42 5.09 7 100% 1 0 262 6 2 7 247 33 2 0 0 6 3 0 1 2 0 3 0 1 1 0
1990 PHI NL 33 837 3.92 4.38 8 100% 0 0 116 4 2 5 105 17 3 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 100%
1991 PHI NL 34 1770 4.22 4.65 10 100% 0 0 277 7 1 5 264 25 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 100%
1992 PHI NL 35 542 4.23 5.16 4 100% 0 0 71 3 0 5 63 8 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1993 CHC NL 36 1346 4.87 5.61 15 93% 0 0 168 5 1 4 158 29 9 0 0 6 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 6 100%
11 Seasons 12054 4.25 4.74 95 97% 1 0 1673 56 8 54 1555 210 31 1 0 29 20 1 5 14 1 16 0 3 3 28 96%
MLB Averages 3.90 4.35 95% 88%

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
1983 CHC NL 26 2 1 308 21 17 14 45% 18 14 3 1 0 2 1 0 29 20 1.74 1.20
1984 CHC NL 27 0 3 219 9 10 7 53% 9 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 18 12 1.90 1.46
1985 CHC NL 28 3 3 490 16 21 18 57% 15 19 1 0 0 2 1 1 27 24 0.90 1.10
1986 STL NL 29 0 4 200 5 9 6 64% 4 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 10 1.48 1.41
1986 CHC NL 29 0 1 89 8 3 3 27% 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 3 0.96 1.44
1987 STL NL 30 1 12 724 26 19 16 42% 25 18 1 1 0 0 1 0 52 22 1.22 1.23
1988 STL NL 31 1 6 176 8 5 4 38% 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 15 5 0.64 0.94
1989 PHI NL 32 0 27 637 27 26 24 49% 24 23 2 2 1 1 0 0 71 28 1.34 1.16
1990 PHI NL 33 2 17 293 7 11 10 61% 6 9 1 1 0 1 0 0 37 11 1.75 1.26
1991 PHI NL 34 5 24 680 34 17 14 33% 29 13 5 4 0 0 1 0 88 20 1.48 1.35
1992 PHI NL 35 0 4 212 14 4 4 22% 13 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 23 5 1.16 0.49
1993 CHC NL 36 2 11 546 10 12 12 55% 8 11 1 1 1 0 1 0 28 14 0.99 0.96
11 Seasons 16 113 4574 185 154 132 45% 163 134 19 13 3 7 5 1 409 174 1.32 1.19
MLB Averages 32% 1.30 1.28



* - 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

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1983 NL  44.7 (2nd)
1985 NL  55.6 (1st)
1987 NL  42.2 (3rd)
1989 NL  49.1 (1st)
Career  45.1 (94th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1983 NL  5 (4th)
1984 NL  3 (5th)
1985 NL  9 (3rd)
1987 NL  6 (4th)
Career  30 (43rd)

                           

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