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Mike Matheny    \muh-THEE-nee\

Michael Scott Matheny

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: September 22, 1970 in Columbus, OH
High School: Reynoldsburg HS (Reynoldsburg, OH)
School: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Drafted
by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 8th round of the 1991 amateur draft.
Signed June 5, 1991. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1994 (Age 23.197)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1995 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Brewers/Giants/BlueJays 1994-2006
Agents: John Boggs [*]
Final Game: May 31, 2006 (Age 35.251)
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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
1994 MIL AL 23 C 27 13 8 144.2 90 81 8 1 1 .989 -1 -8 5.54 3.30 .991 6.79 6.74 4 6 14 5 26% 31% 2
1995 MIL AL 24 C 80 47 36 460.0 283 261 18 4 2 .986 0 0 5.46 3.49 .990 6.74 6.67 10 12 27 9 25% 31% 3
1996 MIL AL 25 C 104 97 67 826.2 523 475 40 8 5 .985 1 1 5.61 4.95 .990 6.91 6.87 3 35 52 25 32% 30% 2
1996 MIL AL 25 DH 1 0
1997 MIL AL 26 C 121 112 66 929.2 760 697 58 5 6 .993 6 8 7.31 6.24 .991 7.15 7.09 7 34 69 37 35% 33% 5
1997 MIL AL 26 1B 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.30 9.25
1998 MIL NL 27 C 107 91 69 795.0 623 570 45 8 9 .987 -4 -6 6.96 5.75 .990 7.51 7.47 6 22 68 21 24% 32% 1
1999 TOR AL 28 C 57 50 40 445.0 381 346 33 2 8 .995 2 5 7.67 6.65 .991 6.98 6.87 2 19 40 20 33% 33% 1
2000 STL NL 29 C 124 117 102 1031.2 883 803 75 5 7 .994 19 22 7.66 7.08 .990 7.45 7.38 4 26 44 49 53% 32% 3 GG
2000 STL NL 29 1B 8 0 0 12.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 0 40 9.75 1.63 .992 9.23 9.16 GG
2001 STL NL 30 C 121 117 95 1002.0 845 772 69 4 9 .995 7 8 7.55 6.95 .992 7.74 7.65 6 34 30 28 48% 33% 5
2001 STL NL 30 1B 2 0 0 7.0 7 7 0 0 2 1.000 0 51 9.00 3.50 .993 9.26 9.15
2002 STL NL 31 C 106 96 72 830.1 630 562 64 4 6 .994 6 9 6.79 5.91 .991 7.53 7.47 5 13 43 23 35% 32% 2
2002 STL NL 31 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 9.30
2003 STL NL 32 C 138 121 105 1096.2 823 774 49 0 7 1.000 2 -3 2 -4 6.75 5.96 .992 7.33 7.26 5 36 40 15 27% 31% 1 GG
2003 STL NL 32 1B 4 0 0 7.0 7 7 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.75 .993 9.64 9.50 GG
2004 STL NL 33 C 122 110 95 977.2 801 742 58 1 10 .999 5 -2 6 -2 7.36 6.56 .993 7.45 7.40 2 27 38 16 30% 28% 1 GG
2004 STL NL 33 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.40 GG
2005 SFG NL 34 C 132 127 117 1122.0 862 784 77 1 13 .999 8 -4 9 -4 6.91 6.52 .992 7.26 7.16 4 28 63 39 38% 29% 0 GG
2006 SFG NL 35 C 46 44 43 391.1 270 250 19 1 2 .996 2 3 6 10 6.19 5.85 .992 7.37 7.32 2 10 24 11 31% 28% 0
13 Seasons C 1285 1142 915 10052.2 7774 7117 613 44 85 .994 53 -5 6 -1 6.92 6.02 .991 7.32 7.24 60 302 552 298 35% 31% 26
6 Seasons 1B 18 0 0 31.0 29 28 1 0 4 1.000 1 0 27 0 8.42 1.61 .992 9.35 9.27
1 Season DH 1 0
13 Seasons TOT 1303 1142 915 10083.2 7803 7145 614 44 89 .994 54 -5 6 -1 6.93 5.95 .991 7.32 7.26 60 302 552 298 35% 31% 26
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
1994 MIL AL 23 C -1 -8 -1
1995 MIL AL 24 C 0 0 0
1996 MIL AL 25 C 1 1 1
1997 MIL AL 26 C 6 8 6
1997 MIL AL 26 1B
1998 MIL NL 27 C -4 -6 -4
1999 TOR AL 28 C 2 5 2
2000 STL NL 29 C 19 22 19
2000 STL NL 29 1B 0 40 0 -0 0 0
2001 STL NL 30 C 7 8 7
2001 STL NL 30 1B 0 51 0 0 0 0
2002 STL NL 31 C 6 9 6
2002 STL NL 31 1B 0 0 0 0 0
2003 STL NL 32 C 2 2 2 -3 -4 0 -2 -1
2003 STL NL 32 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 STL NL 33 C 5 6 5 -2 -2 1 -5 -1
2004 STL NL 33 1B 0 0 0 0 0
2005 SFG NL 34 C 8 9 8 -4 -4 -1 -7 3
2006 SFG NL 35 C 2 6 2 3 10 -1 3 -1
13 Seasons C 53 6 53 -5 -1 -1 -11 0
6 Seasons 1B 1 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons TOT 54 6 1 0 0 0 53 -5 -1 0 -1 -11 0
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
1994 MIL AL 23 28 13 28 27 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
1995 MIL AL 24 80 47 80 80 0 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
1996 MIL AL 25 106 97 106 104 0 104 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
1997 MIL AL 26 123 112 123 122 0 121 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1998 MIL NL 27 108 91 108 107 0 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1999 TOR AL 28 57 50 57 57 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 STL NL 29 128 117 128 127 0 124 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2001 STL NL 30 121 117 121 121 0 121 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 STL NL 31 110 96 110 107 0 106 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2003 STL NL 32 141 121 141 140 0 138 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2004 STL NL 33 122 110 122 122 0 122 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2005 SFG NL 34 134 127 134 132 0 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2006 SFG NL 35 47 44 47 46 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 Seasons 1305 1142 1305 1292 0 1285 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 24 6
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%
1994 MIL AL 23 639 5.10 5.54 6 100% 0 0 81 4 0 2 75 8 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 100%
1995 MIL AL 24 2063 4.95 5.28 15 93% 0 0 261 10 1 10 240 18 3 0 0 5 4 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 100%
1996 MIL AL 25 3679 5.33 5.73 39 92% 0 1 478 32 3 11 432 38 4 0 1 10 8 0 3 5 1 5 0 0 1 5 60%
1997 MIL AL 26 4011 4.39 4.80 32 100% 1 0 698 26 5 17 650 57 8 0 0 7 5 0 2 3 0 6 0 2 2 8 100%
1998 MIL NL 27 3472 4.68 5.08 36 81% 1 0 571 16 4 9 542 43 15 0 0 8 8 0 2 6 2 8 0 3 4 12 58%
1999 TOR AL 28 1948 4.33 4.85 14 100% 0 0 346 11 1 2 332 33 3 0 0 10 2 0 2 0 0 8 0 0 2 1 100%
2000 STL NL 29 4426 4.34 4.74 39 95% 0 0 803 25 2 10 765 73 12 0 0 10 5 1 2 2 0 7 0 0 0 9 78%
2001 STL NL 30 4298 4.03 4.32 37 97% 0 0 772 21 8 18 725 69 10 4 0 16 4 0 0 4 0 9 2 0 4 12 92%
2002 STL NL 31 3481 3.48 3.86 43 98% 0 2 580 24 1 10 545 43 15 1 1 0 4 0 0 4 0 6 0 0 1 8 88%
2003 STL NL 32 4768 4.59 4.86 43 95% 0 0 775 29 4 20 722 47 13 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 1 12 83%
2004 STL NL 33 4120 3.88 4.21 35 100% 0 0 742 13 7 16 705 58 20 3 1 17 1 0 0 1 0 10 2 2 5 13 100%
2005 SFG NL 34 4921 4.44 4.78 56 95% 0 1 784 38 6 8 732 77 15 1 1 25 1 1 0 0 0 13 0 4 5 17 88%
2006 SFG NL 35 1674 4.23 4.58 15 93% 0 0 250 10 1 7 232 19 2 0 0 9 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 80%
13 Seasons 43500 4.38 4.74 410 95% 2 4 7141 259 43 140 6697 583 122 9 4 136 44 2 13 29 3 84 4 12 25 107 85%
MLB Averages 4.47 4.89 93% 84%

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
1994 MIL AL 23 4 6 249 14 5 4 26% 9 4 4 0 1 1 2 1 28 7 1.27 1.80
1995 MIL AL 24 10 12 802 27 9 7 25% 25 9 2 0 0 0 3 0 65 16 1.15 1.16
1996 MIL AL 25 3 35 1429 52 25 19 32% 46 20 6 5 0 0 2 0 121 35 1.13 1.28
1997 MIL AL 26 7 34 1500 69 37 34 35% 58 30 11 5 0 2 5 0 128 44 1.47 1.35
1998 MIL NL 27 6 22 1314 68 21 15 24% 60 15 8 6 0 0 1 0 114 26 1.52 1.47
1999 TOR AL 28 2 19 737 40 20 16 33% 34 18 6 2 0 0 1 0 70 22 1.17 1.37
2000 STL NL 29 4 26 1615 44 49 46 53% 44 45 0 3 0 1 3 0 84 55 1.26 1.37
2001 STL NL 30 6 34 1570 30 28 25 48% 29 23 1 4 0 1 5 0 94 41 1.26 1.13
2002 STL NL 31 5 13 1248 43 23 22 35% 41 19 2 3 0 1 2 0 81 28 1.21 1.44
2003 STL NL 32 5 36 1761 40 15 12 27% 34 13 6 2 0 0 1 0 102 17 1.25 0.95
2004 STL NL 33 2 27 1484 38 16 15 30% 37 14 1 1 0 1 1 0 87 18 1.22 1.07
2005 SFG NL 34 4 28 1876 63 39 30 38% 58 34 5 5 0 0 0 0 116 42 1.06 1.17
2006 SFG NL 35 2 10 611 24 11 8 31% 22 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 49 14 1.47 1.14
13 Seasons 60 302 16196 552 298 253 35% 497 254 54 36 1 8 26 1 1139 365 1.27 1.28
MLB Averages 31% 1.28 1.24

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%
1997 MIL AL 26 12 75% 33% 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
2000 STL NL 29 57 58% 81% 33% 4 100% 0 12 1 11 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 STL NL 30 26 62% 92% 27% 1 100% 0 7 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2002 STL NL 31 4 100% 50% 25% 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
2003 STL NL 32 27 59% 81% 33% 0 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2004 STL NL 33 5 60% 80% 0% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 131 62% 78% 27% 6 100% 0 28 2 26 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 32% 93% 83%



* - 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

Gold Gloves
2000 NL (C)
2003 NL (C)
2004 NL (C)
2005 NL (C)
All multiple winners

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2000 NL  19 (2nd)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1997 AL  121 (3rd)
2000 NL  124 (3rd)
2003 NL  138 (3rd)
2005 NL  132 (2nd)
Career  1,285 (54th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1997 AL  697 (5th)
2000 NL  803 (4th)
2005 NL  784 (5th)
Career  7,117 (43rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1997 AL  58 (3rd)
2000 NL  75 (2nd)
2001 NL  69 (3rd)
2002 NL  64 (3rd)
2003 NL  49 (5th)
2005 NL  77 (1st)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1996 AL  8 (4th)
1998 NL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1999 AL  8 (5th)
2001 NL  9 (4th)
2004 NL  10 (3rd)
2005 NL  13 (1st)
Career  85 (81st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1995 AL  10 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1998 NL  68 (5th)
2005 NL  63 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1997 AL  37 (4th)
2000 NL  49 (1st)
2005 NL  39 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2000 NL  52.7 (2nd)
2001 NL  48.3 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1997 AL  6 (4th)
2000 NL  19 (1st)
2001 NL  7 (3rd)
2002 NL  6 (1st)
2004 NL  5 (2nd)
2005 NL  8 (2nd)
Career  53 (17th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
Career  6.92 (78th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2000 NL  .994 (3rd)
2001 NL  .995 (3rd)
2003 NL  1.000 (1st)
2004 NL  .999 (1st)
2005 NL  .999 (2nd)
Career  .994 (12th)

                           

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