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Buck Martinez

John Albert Martinez

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 7, 1948 in Redding, CA
High School: Elk Grove HS (Elk Grove, CA)
Schools: California State University Sacramento (Sacramento, CA), Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
Drafted
by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2nd round of the 1967 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 21, 1967. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 18, 1969 (Age 20.223)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Royals/Brewers 1969-1986

Final Game: October 3, 1986 (Age 37.330)
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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
1969 KCR AL 20 C 55 46 40 420.2 324 290 25 9 7 .972 0 0 6.74 5.73 .987 6.65 6.65 6 13 19 11 37% 36% 2
1969 KCR AL 20 OF 1 1 1 8.0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 0 30 3.38 3.00 .977 2.14 2.10
1969 KCR AL 20 RF 1 1 1 8.0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 0 30 3.38 3.00 .973 1.91 1.90
1970 KCR AL 21 C 5 3 3 30.0 24 20 3 1 0 .958 1 40 6.90 4.60 .988 6.66 6.62 0 1 2 3 60% 39% 0
1971 KCR AL 22 C 21 14 12 138.1 93 84 6 3 0 .968 -3 -26 5.86 4.29 .988 6.37 6.34 2 10 6 2 25% 39% 0
1973 KCR AL 24 C 14 10 8 94.0 58 52 4 2 1 .966 0 0 5.36 4.00 .985 6.05 6.02 0 1 3 2 40% 38% 0
1974 KCR AL 25 C 38 31 21 281.0 171 151 16 4 1 .977 -4 -17 5.35 4.39 .983 5.89 5.87 6 12 19 7 27% 38% 0
1975 KCR AL 26 C 79 70 54 617.1 408 361 39 8 4 .980 -1 -2 5.83 5.06 .983 6.00 5.98 9 14 61 31 34% 38% 3
1976 KCR AL 27 C 94 87 62 739.1 464 420 40 4 4 .991 3 5 5.60 4.89 .981 5.75 5.77 5 10 76 38 33% 34% 1
1977 KCR AL 28 C 28 22 17 202.0 142 133 8 1 0 .993 0 0 6.28 5.04 .986 6.01 5.97 2 3 12 6 33% 39% 1
1978 MIL AL 29 C 89 85 59 716.1 367 327 32 8 7 .978 -2 -3 4.51 4.03 .983 5.53 5.48 2 18 44 24 35% 38% 0
1979 MIL AL 30 C 68 67 45 547.2 245 198 39 8 2 .967 6 13 3.89 3.49 .982 5.46 5.39 4 9 31 23 43% 36% 3
1979 MIL AL 30 P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90 0 0 0
1980 MIL AL 31 C 76 75 47 622.0 331 293 33 5 3 .985 5 10 4.72 4.29 .986 5.48 5.47 2 13 38 24 39% 35% 2
1981 TOR AL 32 C 45 43 33 372.1 216 192 22 2 3 .991 -3 -10 5.17 4.76 .987 5.51 5.49 1 16 24 13 35% 38% 0
1982 TOR AL 33 C 93 79 53 677.2 422 382 35 5 8 .988 7 12 5.54 4.48 .988 5.69 5.66 2 12 27 23 46% 36% 3
1983 TOR AL 34 C 85 69 43 579.1 360 331 25 4 3 .989 2 4 5.53 4.19 .986 5.70 5.66 1 12 29 14 33% 33% 0
1984 TOR AL 35 C 98 66 42 616.2 396 360 34 2 5 .995 3 6 5.75 4.02 .987 5.96 5.92 3 14 29 15 34% 36% 2
1984 TOR AL 35 DH 1 0
1985 TOR AL 36 C 42 32 18 270.0 173 155 16 2 5 .988 1 4 5.70 4.07 .987 6.05 5.99 1 9 17 10 37% 33% 0
1986 TOR AL 37 C 78 47 23 417.2 310 289 19 2 6 .994 1 3 6.64 3.95 .989 6.62 6.56 3 8 27 12 31% 34% 0
1986 TOR AL 37 DH 1 0
17 Seasons C 1008 846 580 7342.1 4504 4038 396 70 59 .984 16 3 5.44 4.40 .985 5.84 5.84 49 175 464 258 36% 36% 17
2 Seasons DH 2 0
1 Season OF 1 1 1 8.0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 0 30 3.38 3.00 .977 2.14 2.10
1 Season P 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90 0 0 0
1 Season RF 1 1 1 8.0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 0 30 3.38 3.00 .973 1.91 1.90
17 Seasons TOT 1010 847 581 7351.1 4507 4040 397 70 60 .984 16 3 5.43 4.39 .985 5.84 5.83 49 175 464 258 36% 36% 17
Lg 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
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
1969 KCR AL 20 C 0 0 0
1969 KCR AL 20 RF 0 30 0 0 0 0
1970 KCR AL 21 C 1 40 1
1971 KCR AL 22 C -3 -26 -3
1973 KCR AL 24 C 0 0 0
1974 KCR AL 25 C -4 -17 -4
1975 KCR AL 26 C -1 -2 -1
1976 KCR AL 27 C 3 5 3
1977 KCR AL 28 C 0 0 0
1978 MIL AL 29 C -2 -3 -2
1979 MIL AL 30 C 6 13 6
1979 MIL AL 30 P
1980 MIL AL 31 C 5 10 5
1981 TOR AL 32 C -3 -10 -3
1982 TOR AL 33 C 7 12 7
1983 TOR AL 34 C 2 4 2
1984 TOR AL 35 C 3 6 3
1985 TOR AL 36 C 1 4 1
1986 TOR AL 37 C 1 3 1
17 Seasons C 16 3 16
1 Season RF 0 30 0 0 0 0
1 Season P
17 Seasons TOT 16 3 0 0 0 0 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
1969 KCR AL 20 72 47 72 56 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 18 0
1970 KCR AL 21 6 3 6 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1971 KCR AL 22 22 14 22 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1973 KCR AL 24 14 10 14 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 KCR AL 25 43 31 43 38 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1975 KCR AL 26 80 70 80 79 0 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1976 KCR AL 27 95 86 95 94 0 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1977 KCR AL 28 29 22 29 28 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1978 MIL AL 29 89 85 89 89 0 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 MIL AL 30 69 67 69 69 1 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 MIL AL 31 76 75 76 76 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 TOR AL 32 45 43 45 45 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 TOR AL 33 96 79 96 93 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
1983 TOR AL 34 88 69 88 86 0 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1984 TOR AL 35 102 66 102 98 0 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 23 0
1985 TOR AL 36 42 32 42 42 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1986 TOR AL 37 81 47 81 78 0 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 22 0
17 Seasons 1049 846 1049 1011 1 1009 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 107 2
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 -- 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%
1969 KCR AL 20 1810 3.82 4.47 35 97% 0 0 292 26 1 9 256 24 7 1 0 2 9 0 3 6 1 7 0 1 1 3 100%
1970 KCR AL 21 132 5.10 6.00 1 100% 0 0 20 1 0 0 19 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 KCR AL 22 607 4.23 4.94 6 83% 0 0 88 5 0 0 83 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 67%
1973 KCR AL 24 411 3.16 3.54 3 100% 0 0 53 2 1 3 47 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1974 KCR AL 25 1215 3.62 4.10 10 100% 0 0 151 6 4 4 137 15 4 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 100%
1975 KCR AL 26 2624 3.46 4.17 26 100% 0 0 361 18 0 10 333 38 8 0 0 2 8 1 0 7 0 5 0 0 0 4 100%
1976 KCR AL 27 3071 3.19 3.74 34 100% 0 0 421 29 3 10 379 39 5 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 0 5 0 0 1 3 100%
1977 KCR AL 28 866 4.37 5.03 14 93% 0 0 133 8 0 5 120 9 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1978 MIL AL 29 3031 3.91 4.27 45 96% 0 1 327 30 3 15 279 32 9 0 1 0 8 1 3 4 2 7 0 1 4 3 100%
1979 MIL AL 30 2280 3.81 4.14 25 100% 0 0 199 16 1 11 171 36 7 0 0 2 8 0 0 8 0 1 0 1 1 4 100%
1980 MIL AL 31 2650 3.91 4.40 28 96% 0 0 292 18 0 9 265 31 5 1 0 1 5 2 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 100%
1981 TOR AL 32 1599 4.11 4.71 21 100% 0 0 191 15 2 7 166 23 6 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 1 2 100%
1982 TOR AL 33 2850 3.81 4.28 31 97% 0 0 382 23 1 8 350 35 6 1 0 1 5 1 0 4 0 8 0 0 0 3 100%
1983 TOR AL 34 2452 3.62 4.24 26 92% 0 0 333 17 1 14 301 22 4 0 0 4 5 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 100%
1984 TOR AL 35 2588 3.65 4.20 33 97% 0 0 361 23 1 12 325 30 7 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 1 5 0 1 2 4 75%
1985 TOR AL 36 1134 3.83 4.03 8 100% 0 0 155 7 0 8 139 15 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 1 2 100%
1986 TOR AL 37 1771 4.16 4.65 16 94% 0 0 289 10 0 4 274 19 4 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 1 100%
17 Seasons 31091 3.76 4.27 362 97% 0 1 4048 254 18 129 3644 379 78 4 2 24 69 9 13 47 5 59 0 6 12 41 95%
MLB Averages 3.75 4.22 96% 91%
Lg 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%

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
1969 KCR AL 20 6 13 691 19 11 9 37% 17 9 2 1 0 1 2 0 53 15 1.18 1.00
1970 KCR AL 21 0 1 47 2 3 3 60% 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0.16 0.38
1971 KCR AL 22 2 10 254 6 2 2 25% 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 28 4 1.08 0.47
1973 KCR AL 24 0 1 171 3 2 2 40% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 1.47 1.47
1974 KCR AL 25 6 12 478 19 7 7 27% 18 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 48 9 1.16 0.62
1975 KCR AL 26 9 14 1028 61 30 26 33% 57 24 4 3 0 3 3 1 104 42 1.37 1.55
1976 KCR AL 27 5 10 1122 76 38 28 33% 66 31 8 6 2 1 1 0 117 45 1.32 1.47
1977 KCR AL 28 1 3 317 12 6 3 33% 10 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 23 11 1.30 1.51
1978 MIL AL 29 2 18 1131 44 24 21 35% 39 21 3 2 2 1 0 0 76 26 1.38 0.94
1979 MIL AL 30 3 9 811 31 23 22 43% 28 20 3 2 0 1 3 2 64 28 1.15 1.21
1980 MIL AL 31 2 13 1002 38 24 21 39% 34 19 4 4 0 1 2 0 66 32 1.15 1.14
1981 TOR AL 32 2 16 619 24 13 13 35% 23 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 51 15 1.34 0.94
1982 TOR AL 33 2 12 1054 27 23 23 46% 26 20 1 1 0 2 3 1 54 25 1.09 1.36
1983 TOR AL 34 2 12 880 29 14 12 33% 27 12 2 1 0 1 0 0 55 13 1.30 1.21
1984 TOR AL 35 3 14 962 29 15 14 34% 28 13 1 1 0 1 2 0 57 18 1.50 1.45
1985 TOR AL 36 1 9 425 17 10 10 37% 17 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 33 11 1.58 1.70
1986 TOR AL 37 3 8 617 27 12 9 31% 26 9 1 2 0 1 0 0 47 15 1.12 1.08
17 Seasons 49 175 11609 464 257 225 36% 423 217 36 27 5 13 17 4 888 315 1.28 1.25
MLB Averages 35% 1.29 1.27
Lg PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev

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%
1969 KCR AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0.0% 0 1 100.0% 0 35 51% 77% 17% 2 100%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0.0% 0 1 100.0% 0 35 51% 77% 17% 2 100%
MLB Averages 41.7% 3.2% 61% 81% 27% 55%

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%
1979 MIL AL 30 5 80% 40% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 5 80% 40% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 81% 28% 91% 88%



* - 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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1969 AL  9 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1982 AL  8 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1975 AL  9 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1982 AL  46.0 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1980 AL  5 (5th)
1982 AL  7 (2nd)
Career  16 (74th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1976 AL  .991 (2nd)
1984 AL  .995 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1969 AL  born 1948-11-07 (9th)

             

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