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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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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1983 26 CHC NL 38 88 85 9 22 4 1 1 7 0 0 2 6 .259 .284 .365 .649 76 31 4 1 0 0 2 2
1984 27 CHC NL 25 57 54 4 12 4 0 2 7 0 0 0 7 .222 .232 .407 .640 71 22 0 1 1 1 0 2
1985 28 CHC NL 58 128 119 5 18 2 0 1 11 1 0 3 21 .151 .177 .193 .371 -0 23 3 1 4 1 1 2
1986 29 TOT NL 36 72 68 8 20 2 0 2 14 0 0 3 7 .294 .324 .412 .736 101 28 3 0 1 0 1 2
1986 29 CHC NL 10 21 19 4 8 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 .421 .450 .474 .924 149 9 1 0 1 0 1 2
1986 29 STL NL 26 51 49 4 12 1 0 2 10 0 0 2 5 .245 .275 .388 .662 81 19 2 0 0 0 0 2
1987 30 STL NL 74 195 179 19 45 7 2 2 19 0 0 10 18 .251 .289 .346 .636 67 62 2 0 5 1 4 2
1988 31 STL NL 36 59 54 5 15 3 0 1 4 0 0 3 15 .278 .339 .389 .728 108 21 0 2 0 0 0 2
1989 32 PHI NL 58 169 155 9 39 5 1 2 14 0 0 12 20 .252 .304 .335 .639 84 52 6 0 1 1 4 2
1990 33 PHI NL 29 84 80 4 20 2 0 0 6 0 0 3 12 .250 .286 .275 .561 56 22 1 1 0 0 1 2
1991 34 PHI NL 58 164 158 12 36 4 1 1 11 0 0 2 26 .228 .238 .285 .522 47 45 5 0 4 0 1 2
1992 35 PHI NL 20 55 53 3 13 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 8 .245 .255 .340 .594 67 18 1 0 0 1 0 2
1993 36 CHC NL 44 126 120 11 27 6 0 5 13 0 0 4 19 .225 .250 .400 .650 73 48 8 0 2 0 3 2
11 Yrs 476 1197 1125 89 267 41 5 18 108 1 0 43 159 .237 .268 .331 .599 64 372 33 6 18 5 17
162 Game Avg. 162 407 383 30 91 14 2 6 37 0 0 15 54 .237 .268 .331 .599 64 127 11 2 6 2 6
CHC (5 yrs) 175 420 397 33 87 17 1 9 42 1 0 10 55 .219 .243 .335 .578 55 133 16 3 8 2 7
PHI (4 yrs) 165 472 446 28 108 13 2 4 33 0 0 18 66 .242 .272 .307 .579 64 137 13 1 5 2 6
STL (3 yrs) 136 305 282 28 72 11 2 5 33 0 0 15 38 .255 .297 .362 .658 77 102 4 2 5 1 4

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1983 26 CHC NL 38 88 -3 -0 -1 5 2 2 0.2 3 5 0.5 .507 .502 -0.0 0.7 0 2
1984 27 CHC NL 25 57 -3 0 0 3 1 2 0.2 2 4 0.4 .508 .501 0.0 0.4 1 2
1985 28 CHC NL 58 128 -17 0 -0 9 2 -6 -0.7 4 -2 -0.3 .488 .496 -1.3 1.3 -11 2
1986 29 CHC NL 10 21 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0.2 1 2 0.2 .515 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $60,000 2
1986 29 STL NL 26 51 -2 -1 0 3 1 2 0.2 2 4 0.4 .508 .501 0.0 0.4 1 2
1987 30 STL NL 74 195 -11 -1 1 6 3 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .498 .499 -0.2 0.9 -1 $95,000 2
1988 31 STL NL 36 59 2 -0 0 0 1 3 0.3 2 5 0.5 .509 .502 0.5 0.1 5 $240,000 2
1989 32 PHI NL 58 169 -4 -1 -1 3 3 0 -0.0 5 6 0.5 .500 .500 0.2 0.6 3 $280,000 2
1990 33 PHI NL 29 84 -5 -1 0 1 1 -3 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .487 .498 -0.2 0.3 -2 $340,000 2
1991 34 PHI NL 58 164 -10 -1 -0 -2 3 -10 -1.1 5 -4 -0.6 .481 .493 -0.4 0.1 -3 $390,000 2
1992 35 PHI NL 20 55 -2 -0 -0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.1 .488 .498 0.0 -0.0 0 2
1993 36 CHC NL 44 126 -6 -0 -2 3 2 -2 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .494 .498 -0.2 0.6 -2 $275,000 2
11 Seasons 476 1197 -59 -4 -2 30 20 -16 -1.8 39 24 2.1 .496 .499 -1.4 5.5 -6 $1,680,000
CHC (5 yrs) 175 420 -28 -0 -2 20 7 -3 -0.4 14 11 1.0 .498 .499 -1.3 3.0 -9 $335,000
PHI (4 yrs) 165 472 -21 -3 -1 1 8 -15 -1.8 15 -0 -0.3 .490 .497 -0.5 1.0 -1 $1,010,000
STL (3 yrs) 136 305 -10 -1 1 9 5 3 0.3 10 13 1.4 .503 .500 0.4 1.5 4 $335,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1984 27 CHC NL NLCS SDP L 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
1987 30 STL NL WS MIN L 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 4 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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

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)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (414th), 2.1 career WAR/3.2 7yr-peak WAR/2.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1986 29 Chicago Cubs $60,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 30 St. Louis Cardinals $95,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 31 St. Louis Cardinals $240,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 32 Philadelphia Phillies $280,000 ? 1/30/89 TSN
1990 33 Philadelphia Phillies $340,000 ? USA Today
1991 34 Philadelphia Phillies $390,000 ? USA Today survey
1993 36 Chicago Cubs $275,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,680,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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