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Jon Matlack

Jonathan Trumpbour Matlack

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: January 19, 1950 in West Chester, PA
High Schools: Henderson HS (West Chester, PA), West Chester HS (West Chester, PA)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1967 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 11, 1971 (Age 21.173, 10,754th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1972 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Rangers 1971-1983

Last Game: September 15, 1983 (Age 33.239)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1971 NYM NL 21 P 7 6 0 37.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.73 0.43 .953 1.90 1.90 3 1 25% 36% 0
1972 NYM NL 22 P 34 32 8 244.0 42 8 33 1 1 .976 1.51 1.21 .950 1.78 1.78 10 7 41% 37% 3 RoY-1
1973 NYM NL 23 P 34 34 14 242.0 45 4 40 1 3 .978 1.64 1.29 .950 1.88 1.88 23 13 36% 36% 5
1974 NYM NL 24 P 34 34 14 265.1 45 5 40 0 1 1.000 1.53 1.32 .944 1.88 1.88 23 11 32% 33% 6 AS
1975 NYM NL 25 P 33 32 8 228.2 34 3 28 3 1 .912 1.22 0.94 .946 1.86 1.86 13 5 28% 32% 2 AS
1976 NYM NL 26 P 35 35 16 262.0 46 10 35 1 0 .978 1.55 1.29 .950 1.88 1.87 22 7 24% 33% 5 AS,CYA-6
1977 NYM NL 27 P 26 26 5 169.0 32 4 27 1 1 .969 1.65 1.19 .950 1.85 1.85 13 11 46% 35% 10
1978 TEX AL 28 P 35 33 18 270.0 64 17 42 5 2 .922 1.97 1.69 .954 1.90 1.88 16 13 45% 38% 7
1979 TEX AL 29 P 13 13 2 85.0 21 3 16 2 1 .905 2.01 1.46 .949 1.92 1.89 8 4 33% 36% 2
1980 TEX AL 30 P 35 34 8 234.2 34 5 25 4 0 .882 1.15 0.86 .957 1.85 1.85 22 11 33% 35% 7
1981 TEX AL 31 P 17 16 1 104.1 24 2 20 2 0 .917 1.90 1.29 .963 1.98 1.98 5 5 50% 38% 4
1982 TEX AL 32 P 33 14 1 147.2 28 4 24 0 1 1.000 1.71 0.85 .958 1.80 1.80 10 4 29% 36% 3
1983 TEX AL 33 P 25 9 2 73.1 17 2 14 1 3 .941 1.96 0.64 .958 1.80 1.78 4 0 0% 33% 1
13 Seasons P 361 318 97 2363.0 435 68 346 21 14 .952 1.58 1.15 .952 1.86 1.85 172 92 35% 35% 55
13 Seasons TOT 361 318 97 2363.0 435 68 346 21 14 .952 1.58 1.15 .952 1.86 1.85 172 92 35% 35% 55
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
1971 NYM NL 21 P
1972 NYM NL 22 P
1973 NYM NL 23 P
1974 NYM NL 24 P
1975 NYM NL 25 P
1976 NYM NL 26 P
1977 NYM NL 27 P
1978 TEX AL 28 P
1979 TEX AL 29 P
1980 TEX AL 30 P
1981 TEX AL 31 P
1982 TEX AL 32 P
1983 TEX AL 33 P
13 Seasons P
13 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1971 NYM NL 21 7 6 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 NYM NL 22 34 32 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 NYM NL 23 35 34 35 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 NYM NL 24 34 34 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 NYM NL 25 33 32 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 NYM NL 26 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 NYM NL 27 26 26 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 TEX AL 28 35 33 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 TEX AL 29 13 13 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 TEX AL 30 35 34 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 TEX AL 31 17 16 0 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 TEX AL 32 33 14 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 TEX AL 33 25 9 0 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 362 318 204 361 361 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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 -- 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%
1971 NYM NL 21 153 80% 22% 2 100% 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 NYM NL 22 1003 79% 28% 37 92% 2 10 4 3 32 21 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 6 83%
1973 NYM NL 23 1011 74% 24% 33 97% 0 4 2 1 36 23 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 2 0 6 83%
1974 NYM NL 24 1076 78% 29% 39 92% 0 6 2 3 41 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 100%
1975 NYM NL 25 954 80% 29% 29 90% 0 2 1 1 27 19 3 3 0 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 4 100%
1976 NYM NL 26 1054 85% 31% 37 97% 0 11 5 4 36 25 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 89%
1977 NYM NL 27 702 80% 24% 18 100% 1 3 0 3 28 13 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1978 TEX AL 28 1097 85% 29% 45 80% 1 17 4 13 41 25 2 5 0 3 2 3 2 1 1 1 5 80%
1979 TEX AL 29 355 90% 32% 17 88% 0 3 0 2 16 12 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 50%
1980 TEX AL 30 985 85% 27% 24 75% 1 7 0 5 24 17 0 4 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 9 78%
1981 TEX AL 31 447 84% 37% 18 83% 0 2 0 2 20 14 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 67%
1982 TEX AL 32 622 84% 27% 20 95% 1 4 0 3 23 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 100%
1983 TEX AL 33 331 82% 25% 14 93% 0 2 0 1 14 8 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 3 3 0 3 67%
13 Seasons 9790 82% 28% 333 90% 6 72 19 41 339 222 28 21 1 8 12 8 15 9 12 2 57 84%
MLB Averages 82% 28% 90% 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

Hall of Fame
1989 BBWAA ()

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1976 NL (6, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (247th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1978 AL  5 (2nd)
1980 AL  4 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1974 NL  1.000 (1st)

                           

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