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Rick Leach

Richard Max Leach

Positions: Outfielder, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: May 4, 1957 in Ann Arbor, MI
High School: Southwestern HS (Flint, MI)
School: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1979 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 1981 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Tigers/Rangers/Giants 1981-1990

Final Game: August 5, 1990 (Age 33)
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Standard Batting

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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
1981 24 DET AL 54 101 83 9 16 3 1 1 11 0 1 16 15 .193 .320 .289 .609 75 24 5 0 1 1 1 39/D
1982 25 DET AL 82 245 218 23 52 7 2 3 12 4 0 21 29 .239 .303 .330 .633 74 72 2 0 4 2 2 39/D7
1983 26 DET AL 99 262 242 22 60 17 0 3 26 2 2 19 21 .248 .305 .355 .661 84 86 6 1 0 0 1 39/D7
1984 27 TOR AL 65 97 88 11 23 6 2 0 7 0 0 8 14 .261 .320 .375 .695 89 33 3 0 0 1 0 93/D781
1985 28 TOR AL 16 38 35 2 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 9 .200 .263 .257 .520 42 9 0 0 0 0 1 3/97
1986 29 TOR AL 110 266 246 35 76 14 1 5 39 0 0 13 24 .309 .335 .435 .770 106 107 6 0 0 7 3 D97/3
1987 30 TOR AL 98 224 195 26 55 13 1 3 25 0 1 25 25 .282 .371 .405 .776 105 79 3 3 0 1 2 D97/3
1988 31 TOR AL 87 217 199 21 55 13 1 0 23 0 1 18 27 .276 .336 .352 .688 94 70 8 0 0 0 3 9D7/3
1989 32 TEX AL 110 278 239 32 65 14 1 1 23 2 1 32 33 .272 .358 .351 .709 100 84 7 1 4 2 7 D7/39
1990 33 SFG NL 78 196 174 24 51 13 0 2 16 0 2 21 20 .293 .372 .402 .775 118 70 2 1 0 0 0 97/3
10 Yrs 799 1924 1719 205 460 100 10 18 183 8 8 176 217 .268 .335 .369 .704 94 634 42 6 9 14 20
162 Game Avg. 162 390 349 42 93 20 2 4 37 2 2 36 44 .268 .335 .369 .704 94 129 9 1 2 3 4
TOR (5 yrs) 376 842 763 95 216 46 6 8 95 0 2 67 99 .283 .340 .391 .730 98 298 20 3 0 9 9
DET (3 yrs) 235 608 543 54 128 27 3 7 49 6 3 56 65 .236 .307 .335 .642 79 182 13 1 5 3 4
SFG (1 yr) 78 196 174 24 51 13 0 2 16 0 2 21 20 .293 .372 .402 .775 118 70 2 1 0 0 0
TEX (1 yr) 110 278 239 32 65 14 1 1 23 2 1 32 33 .272 .358 .351 .709 100 84 7 1 4 2 7
AL (9 yrs) 721 1728 1545 181 409 87 10 16 167 8 6 155 197 .265 .331 .365 .696 92 564 40 5 9 14 20
NL (1 yr) 78 196 174 24 51 13 0 2 16 0 2 21 20 .293 .372 .402 .775 118 70 2 1 0 0 0

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
1981 24 DET AL 54 101 -3 -0 -1 2 -2 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .489 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -3 39/D
1982 25 DET AL 82 245 -9 1 -0 -0 -4 -12 -1.2 8 -3 -0.4 .485 .492 -0.4 -0.5 -3 39/D7
1983 26 DET AL 99 262 -6 -1 0 11 -4 1 0.1 9 10 1.0 .501 .500 -0.2 0.7 -1 39/D7
1984 27 TOR AL 65 97 0 -1 -0 1 -2 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .497 .499 -0.0 -0.1 0 93/D781
1985 28 TOR AL 16 38 -4 0 0 0 -1 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .474 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 3/97
1986 29 TOR AL 110 266 -1 1 0 -3 -6 -9 -0.9 9 0 -0.0 .492 .494 0.3 -0.8 3 $162,500 D97/3
1987 30 TOR AL 98 224 2 0 0 2 -5 -1 -0.1 8 7 0.6 .499 .499 0.5 -0.3 5 $259,110 D97/3
1988 31 TOR AL 87 217 -1 -0 -1 3 -4 -3 -0.3 7 4 0.4 .496 .498 0.1 -0.1 1 $300,000 9D7/3
1989 32 TEX AL 110 278 1 0 0 8 -6 4 0.5 10 14 1.4 .504 .503 0.5 0.3 5 $350,000 D7/39
1990 33 SFG NL 78 196 7 -2 0 -2 -2 1 0.2 6 7 0.8 .502 .501 0.8 -0.4 9 97/3
10 Seasons 799 1924 -14 -0 -1 22 -37 -30 -2.9 66 35 3.3 .496 .498 0.9 -1.3 14 $1,071,610
TOR (5 yrs) 376 842 -4 0 -1 3 -18 -19 -1.9 29 9 0.8 .495 .497 0.5 -1.4 7 $721,610
DET (3 yrs) 235 608 -17 0 -0 12 -11 -16 -1.7 21 5 0.3 .493 .497 -0.9 0.2 -7
SFG (1 yr) 78 196 7 -2 0 -2 -2 1 0.2 6 7 0.8 .502 .501 0.8 -0.4 9
TEX (1 yr) 110 278 1 0 0 8 -6 4 0.5 10 14 1.4 .504 .503 0.5 0.3 5 $350,000

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1984 27 TOR AL 0 0 27.00 21.77 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 21 4.000 18.0 9.0 18.0 0.0 0.00
1 Yr 0 0 27.00 21.77 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 21 4.000 18.0 9.0 18.0 0.0 0.00
162 Game Avg. 0 0 27.00 21.77 68 0 68 0 0 0 68 136 204 204 68 136 0 0 0 0 0 476 21 4.000 18.0 9.0 18.0 0.0 0.00

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1984 27 TOR AL 1.0 1 0 3 27.00 4.54 0.23 -0.36 106.0 4.19 -3 -0.2 .0 0.1 -0.1 -2 .288 .499
1 Season 1.0 1 0 3 27.00 4.54 0.23 -0.36 106.0 4.19 -3 -0.2 .0 0.1 -0.1 -2 .288 .499

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1981 DET AL 24 1B 32 10 9 129.2 147 133 14 0 15 1.000 2 20 10.20 4.59 .993 10.06 10.03
1981 DET AL 24 OF 15 12 5 98.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -9 1.47 1.07 .983 2.48 2.47
1981 DET AL 24 RF 15 12 5 98.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -9 1.47 1.07 .980 2.16 2.15
1981 DET AL 24 DH 2 1
1982 DET AL 25 1B 56 47 35 399.2 440 410 28 2 36 .995 2 6 9.86 7.82 .992 9.85 9.81
1982 DET AL 25 OF 14 13 9 109.0 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -23 1.73 1.50 .982 2.47 2.46
1982 DET AL 25 RF 10 9 7 76.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -17 1.78 1.50 .981 2.27 2.26
1982 DET AL 25 DH 4 1
1982 DET AL 25 LF 4 4 2 33.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -36 1.36 1.25 .980 2.29 2.28
1983 DET AL 26 1B 73 51 34 461.2 495 447 45 3 37 .994 11 30 9.59 6.74 .992 9.90 9.82
1983 DET AL 26 OF 13 10 6 83.0 19 18 0 1 0 .947 -0 -7 1.95 1.38 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 DET AL 26 RF 11 9 6 76.0 19 18 0 1 0 .947 -0 -2 2.13 1.64 .978 2.25 2.23
1983 DET AL 26 DH 3 2
1983 DET AL 26 LF 2 1 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -69 2.57 1.00 .975 2.31 2.30
1984 TOR AL 27 OF 23 11 5 105.1 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -11 2.05 1.04 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 TOR AL 27 RF 17 11 5 94.1 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -11 1.91 1.18 .979 2.23 2.21
1984 TOR AL 27 1B 15 4 4 70.2 82 69 13 0 9 1.000 2 39 10.44 5.47 .991 9.76 9.68
1984 TOR AL 27 DH 8 1
1984 TOR AL 27 LF 5 0 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -105 1.12 0.20 .980 2.25 2.26
1984 TOR AL 27 CF 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1 240 6.00 2.00 .985 3.00 3.00
1984 TOR AL 27 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80 0 0 0
1985 TOR AL 28 1B 10 4 4 64.0 79 72 6 1 8 .987 -0 -6 10.97 7.80 .991 9.76 9.67
1985 TOR AL 28 OF 4 2 2 22.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 22 2.45 1.50 .982 2.45 2.42
1985 TOR AL 28 RF 3 1 1 13.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -37 1.38 0.67 .980 2.15 2.13
1985 TOR AL 28 LF 1 1 1 9.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 107 4.00 4.00 .978 2.20 2.20
1986 TOR AL 29 DH 42 33
1986 TOR AL 29 OF 39 24 16 237.2 45 44 0 1 0 .978 -3 -14 1.67 1.13 .980 2.39 2.37
1986 TOR AL 29 RF 20 11 8 117.0 23 22 0 1 0 .957 -3 -32 1.69 1.10 .975 2.10 2.08
1986 TOR AL 29 LF 19 13 8 120.2 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 0 4 1.49 1.05 .977 2.24 2.22
1986 TOR AL 29 1B 7 6 5 62.2 70 63 5 2 11 .971 -0 -2 9.77 9.71 .991 9.42 9.33
1987 TOR AL 30 OF 43 29 9 243.0 53 51 1 1 0 .981 1 4 1.93 1.21 .980 2.31 2.29
1987 TOR AL 30 DH 30 18
1987 TOR AL 30 RF 22 20 4 149.0 35 33 1 1 0 .971 1 10 2.05 1.55 .979 2.12 2.10
1987 TOR AL 30 LF 21 9 5 94.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 1.53 0.76 .974 2.11 2.08
1987 TOR AL 30 1B 5 0 0 9.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 80 6.00 1.20 .992 9.60 9.48
1988 TOR AL 31 OF 49 34 11 284.2 75 74 1 0 0 1.000 3 11 2.37 1.53 .979 2.47 2.45
1988 TOR AL 31 RF 36 28 8 227.1 62 61 1 0 0 1.000 4 19 2.45 1.72 .974 2.24 2.22
1988 TOR AL 31 DH 24 15
1988 TOR AL 31 LF 14 6 3 57.1 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -21 1.73 0.79 .977 2.26 2.24
1988 TOR AL 31 1B 4 2 1 21.0 23 19 4 0 1 1.000 0 11 9.86 5.75 .992 9.56 9.50
1989 TEX AL 32 DH 44 33
1989 TEX AL 32 OF 41 32 19 268.1 61 57 1 3 0 .951 8 37 1.95 1.41 .980 2.42 2.39
1989 TEX AL 32 LF 37 32 19 264.1 59 55 1 3 0 .949 8 38 1.91 1.51 .977 2.16 2.14
1989 TEX AL 32 1B 4 1 0 13.0 18 17 1 0 2 1.000 0 9 12.46 4.50 .993 9.76 9.70
1989 TEX AL 32 RF 3 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1990 SFG NL 33 OF 52 42 12 320.0 90 86 3 1 0 .989 -1 -5 2.50 1.71 .981 2.39 2.37
1990 SFG NL 33 RF 40 33 9 241.0 73 70 2 1 0 .986 -1 -3 2.69 1.80 .981 2.22 2.20
1990 SFG NL 33 LF 13 9 3 79.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -11 1.59 1.08 .979 2.19 2.18
1990 SFG NL 33 1B 7 3 3 32.0 39 37 2 0 4 1.000 -0 -11 10.97 5.57 .992 9.59 9.53
10 Seasons OF 293 209 94 1771.0 410 395 8 7 0 .983 4 3 2.05 1.38 .981 2.42 2.40
10 Seasons 1B 213 128 95 1263.1 1399 1273 118 8 123 .994 18 17 9.91 6.53 .992 9.85 9.79
10 Seasons RF 177 134 53 1095.2 265 256 5 4 0 .985 -2 -2 2.14 1.47 .978 2.20 2.18
9 Seasons LF 116 75 41 672.1 132 128 1 3 0 .977 5 10 1.73 1.11 .977 2.19 2.17
1 Season CF 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1 240 6.00 2.00 .985 3.00 3.00
1 Season P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.80 0 0 0
10 Seasons TOT 507 337 189 3035.1 1809 1668 126 15 123 .992 22 9 5.32 3.54 .989 5.51 5.50 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/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.
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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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1981 AL  2 (4th)
1983 AL  11 (3rd)
Career  18 (48th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1989 AL  8 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1989 AL  8 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1958), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2248), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (296th), 3.3 career WAR/4.3 7yr-peak WAR/3.8 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198629Toronto Blue Jays$162,5001986 USA Today survey
198730Toronto Blue Jays$259,1101987 USA Today surveyL. Millson, Ballpark Figures 21: $260,000
198831Toronto Blue Jays$300,000USA Today, 4/1/88 & Ballpark Figures 281
198932Texas Rangers$350,0001989 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,071,610
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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