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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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All-Time Rank (among batters): #1748. Rajai Davis… #1749. Dal Maxvill… #1750. Dioner Navarro… #1751. MIKE MATHENY… #1752. Xavier Nady… #1753. Bill Kuehne… #1754. George Metkovich… 

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
1994 23 MIL AL 28 59 53 3 12 3 0 1 2 0 1 3 13 .226 .293 .340 .633 61 18 1 2 1 0 0 2
1995 24 MIL AL 80 181 166 13 41 9 1 0 21 2 1 12 28 .247 .306 .313 .619 59 52 3 2 1 0 0 2
1996 25 MIL AL 106 341 313 31 64 15 2 8 46 3 2 14 80 .204 .243 .342 .584 44 107 9 3 7 4 0 2/D
1997 26 MIL AL 123 356 320 29 78 16 1 4 32 0 1 17 68 .244 .294 .338 .631 64 108 9 7 9 3 0 *2/3
1998 27 MIL NL 108 341 320 24 76 13 0 6 27 1 0 11 63 .238 .278 .334 .612 61 107 6 7 3 0 0 2
1999 28 TOR AL 57 179 163 16 35 6 0 3 17 0 0 12 37 .215 .271 .307 .578 48 50 3 1 2 1 0 2
2000 29 STL NL 128 464 417 43 109 22 1 6 47 0 0 32 96 .261 .317 .362 .679 71 151 11 4 7 4 8 *2/3 GG
2001 30 STL NL 121 424 381 40 83 12 0 7 42 0 1 28 76 .218 .276 .304 .581 51 116 11 4 8 3 5 *2/3
2002 31 STL NL 110 363 315 31 77 12 1 3 35 1 3 32 49 .244 .313 .317 .630 68 100 3 2 8 6 6 2/3
2003 32 STL NL 141 498 441 43 111 18 2 8 47 1 1 44 81 .252 .320 .356 .676 79 157 11 2 8 3 16 *2/3 GG
2004 33 STL NL 122 419 385 28 95 22 1 5 50 0 2 23 83 .247 .292 .348 .640 66 134 12 3 5 3 7 *2/3 GG
2005 34 SFG NL 134 485 443 42 107 34 0 13 59 0 2 29 91 .242 .295 .406 .701 81 180 11 6 3 4 10 *2 GG
2006 35 SFG NL 47 177 160 10 37 8 0 3 18 0 0 9 30 .231 .276 .338 .613 57 54 7 2 3 3 2 2
13 Yrs 1305 4287 3877 353 925 190 9 67 443 8 14 266 795 .239 .293 .344 .637 65 1334 97 45 65 34 54
162 Game Avg. 162 532 481 44 115 24 1 8 55 1 2 33 99 .239 .293 .344 .637 65 166 12 6 8 4 7
STL (5 yrs) 622 2168 1939 185 475 86 5 29 221 2 7 159 385 .245 .304 .339 .644 67 658 48 15 36 19 42
MIL (5 yrs) 445 1278 1172 100 271 56 4 19 128 6 5 57 252 .231 .278 .334 .612 57 392 28 21 21 7 0
SFG (2 yrs) 181 662 603 52 144 42 0 16 77 0 2 38 121 .239 .290 .388 .678 75 234 18 8 6 7 12
TOR (1 yr) 57 179 163 16 35 6 0 3 17 0 0 12 37 .215 .271 .307 .578 48 50 3 1 2 1 0
NL (8 yrs) 911 3171 2862 261 695 141 5 51 325 3 9 208 569 .243 .298 .349 .648 68 999 72 30 45 26 54
AL (5 yrs) 394 1116 1015 92 230 49 4 16 118 5 5 58 226 .227 .276 .330 .607 54 335 25 15 20 8 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
1994 23 MIL AL 28 59 -3 -1 0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .490 .498 0.0 0.0 0 $109,000 2
1995 24 MIL AL 80 181 -8 -1 0 0 3 -6 -0.5 7 1 0.1 .493 .497 0.1 0.3 1 $110,000 2
1996 25 MIL AL 106 341 -32 -2 -1 1 6 -27 -2.4 13 -15 -1.2 .476 .484 -1.4 0.7 -16 $150,000 2/D
1997 26 MIL AL 123 356 -17 -2 -1 6 6 -8 -0.7 13 5 0.5 .493 .495 -0.1 1.2 -1 $210,000 *2/3
1998 27 MIL NL 108 341 -19 0 0 -4 6 -16 -1.8 11 -6 -0.8 .484 .490 -0.3 0.1 -2 $800,000 2
1999 28 TOR AL 57 179 -14 -0 1 2 3 -9 -0.8 7 -2 -0.2 .486 .495 -0.3 0.5 -4 $600,000 2
2000 29 STL NL 128 464 -20 1 -2 19 7 5 0.4 14 20 1.8 .504 .503 -0.1 2.4 0 $750,000 *2/3 GG
2001 30 STL NL 121 424 -29 1 -2 7 7 -16 -1.7 13 -3 -0.4 .486 .490 -1.2 1.3 -10 $900,000 *2/3
2002 31 STL NL 110 363 -16 -1 2 6 6 -4 -0.4 11 8 0.7 .497 .498 0.1 1.2 2 $2,500,000 2/3
2003 32 STL NL 141 498 -16 -1 -0 -3 8 -13 -1.4 16 2 0.1 .491 .492 0.4 0.4 6 $3,250,000 *2/3 GG
2004 33 STL NL 122 419 -19 -2 -1 -2 7 -16 -1.7 13 -3 -0.4 .487 .490 -0.2 0.4 -1 $4,000,000 *2/3 GG
2005 34 SFG NL 134 485 -16 -4 -1 -4 8 -17 -1.8 15 -2 -0.3 .487 .489 0.1 0.4 2 $2,000,000 *2 GG
2006 35 SFG NL 47 177 -11 -0 -1 3 3 -6 -0.7 6 -1 -0.1 .486 .496 -0.4 0.6 -4 $3,350,000 2
13 Seasons 1305 4287 -219 -12 -5 31 70 -135 -13.8 141 5 -0.3 .490 .493 -3.4 9.6 -25 $18,729,000
STL (5 yrs) 622 2168 -100 -3 -3 28 34 -43 -4.9 68 24 1.7 .493 .494 -1.0 5.8 -3 $11,400,000
MIL (5 yrs) 445 1278 -79 -5 -1 2 22 -60 -5.7 46 -15 -1.4 .487 .492 -1.7 2.4 -17 $1,379,000
SFG (2 yrs) 181 662 -27 -4 -2 -1 11 -23 -2.5 21 -2 -0.5 .487 .491 -0.4 0.9 -1 $5,350,000
TOR (1 yr) 57 179 -14 -0 1 2 3 -9 -0.8 7 -2 -0.2 .486 .495 -0.3 0.5 -4 $600,000

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
2001 30 STL NL NLDS ARI L 4 10 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 2 0 0 0 0 0
2002 31 STL NL NLDS ARI W 3 13 9 3 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 .444 .545 .556 1.101 5 0 0 2 0 1
2002 31 STL NL NLCS SFG L 5 19 19 2 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 .316 .316 .579 .895 11 0 0 0 0 0
2004 33 STL NL NLDS LAD W 4 15 14 1 4 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .500 .786 7 0 0 1 0 0
2004 33 STL NL NLCS HOU W 7 21 19 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .105 .150 .105 .255 2 0 0 1 0 1
2004 33 STL NL WS BOS L 4 10 8 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .250 .200 .250 .450 2 0 0 0 2 0
3 Yrs (6 Series) 27 88 79 6 20 3 0 2 10 0 0 3 19 .253 .274 .367 .641 29 0 0 4 2 2
3 NLDS 11 38 33 4 10 1 0 1 7 0 0 2 6 .303 .343 .424 .767 14 0 0 3 0 1
2 NLCS 12 40 38 2 8 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 10 .211 .231 .342 .573 13 0 0 1 0 1
1 WS 4 10 8 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .250 .200 .250 .450 2 0 0 0 2 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 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

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

Defensive WARs c a p y
2000 NL  2.4 (2nd)
Career  9.6 (239th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1997 AL  9 (9th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2003 NL  16 (5th)

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)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 32 (595), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (720), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (509th), -0.3 career WAR/3.0 7yr-peak WAR/1.3 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
1994 23 Milwaukee Brewers $109,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 24 Milwaukee Brewers $110,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 25 Milwaukee Brewers $150,000 ? 4/10/96 Baseball Weekly survey
1997 26 Milwaukee Brewers $210,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 27 Milwaukee Brewers $800,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 28 Toronto Blue Jays $600,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
2000 29 St. Louis Cardinals $750,000 ? 4/5/00 AP
2001 30 St. Louis Cardinals $900,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 31 St. Louis Cardinals $2,500,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 32 St. Louis Cardinals $3,250,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 33 St. Louis Cardinals $4,000,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 34 San Francisco Giants $2,000,000 ?
2006 35 San Francisco Giants $3,350,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$18,729,000
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.

Name Translations

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French: Mike Matheny statistiques
Japanese: マイク・マシーニー 統計
Polish: Mike Matheny Statystyki

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