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Luis Melendez

Luis Antonio (Santana) Melendez

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: August 11, 1949 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1968. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1970 (Age 21.027)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Padres 1970-1977

Final Game: June 1, 1977 (Age 27.294)
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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 Awards
1970 STL NL 20 OF 18 15 15 148.0 33 31 2 0 0 1.000 -4 -32 2.01 1.83 .976 2.07 2.06
1970 STL NL 20 RF 13 10 10 100.2 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -15 1.79 1.54 .976 1.99 1.98
1970 STL NL 20 CF 5 5 5 47.1 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 -3 -66 2.28 2.40 .978 2.34 2.32
1971 STL NL 21 OF 66 39 30 396.2 97 90 3 4 0 .959 0 0 2.11 1.41 .979 2.19 2.19
1971 STL NL 21 RF 45 33 25 307.2 70 65 2 3 0 .957 -1 -5 1.96 1.49 .982 2.07 2.06
1971 STL NL 21 CF 20 4 3 68.0 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 1 16 2.78 1.05 .982 2.63 2.64
1971 STL NL 21 LF 4 2 2 21.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 0 29 2.14 1.25 .970 1.89 1.88
1972 STL NL 22 OF 105 80 68 765.2 220 206 5 9 0 .959 -3 -5 2.48 2.01 .978 2.18 2.19
1972 STL NL 22 CF 70 59 51 537.0 170 163 0 7 0 .959 1 1 2.73 2.33 .980 2.60 2.61
1972 STL NL 22 RF 41 20 16 212.2 46 40 5 1 0 .978 -3 -15 1.90 1.10 .979 2.02 2.03
1972 STL NL 22 LF 4 1 1 16.0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -1 -75 2.25 1.00 .974 1.91 1.92
1973 STL NL 23 OF 95 84 68 749.2 206 196 8 2 4 .990 2 3 2.45 2.15 .977 2.23 2.23
1973 STL NL 23 CF 65 55 47 504.1 148 145 1 2 0 .986 0 1 2.61 2.25 .980 2.63 2.63
1973 STL NL 23 RF 33 29 21 241.1 58 51 7 0 4 1.000 2 7 2.16 1.76 .973 2.01 2.01
1973 STL NL 23 LF 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -30 2.25 0.50 .980 2.02 2.05
1974 STL NL 24 OF 46 26 17 260.1 86 84 0 2 0 .977 5 21 2.90 1.83 .979 2.27 2.27
1974 STL NL 24 CF 22 19 11 158.1 60 59 0 1 0 .983 3 24 3.35 2.68 .985 2.77 2.77
1974 STL NL 24 LF 14 4 4 57.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 1 25 2.53 1.14 .976 1.99 1.99
1974 STL NL 24 RF 12 3 2 45.0 9 8 0 1 0 .889 0 5 1.60 0.67 .976 2.02 2.03
1974 STL NL 24 SS 1 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 2.25 1.00 .960 4.95 5.00
1975 STL NL 25 OF 89 64 52 624.1 175 169 3 3 1 .983 2 3 2.48 1.93 .978 2.29 2.28
1975 STL NL 25 CF 51 44 35 388.1 126 121 3 2 1 .984 3 9 2.87 2.43 .984 2.72 2.72
1975 STL NL 25 LF 36 15 14 194.0 37 36 0 1 0 .973 -0 -2 1.67 1.00 .973 2.10 2.10
1975 STL NL 25 RF 7 5 3 42.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -29 1.71 1.14 .974 2.04 2.03
1976 TOT NL 26 OF 68 23 19 301.0 100 99 0 1 0 .990 2 9 2.96 1.46 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 TOT NL 26 CF 33 19 15 203.0 83 82 0 1 0 .988 2 15 3.64 2.48 .984 2.85 2.84
1976 TOT NL 26 LF 28 4 4 77.2 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 0 8 1.85 0.57 .976 2.03 2.01
1976 STL NL 26 OF 8 2 1 30.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1 48 4.20 1.75 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 STL NL 26 CF 4 2 1 23.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1 73 4.70 3.00 .984 2.86 2.85
1976 STL NL 26 LF 4 0 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -34 2.57 0.50 .975 2.06 2.00
1976 SDP NL 26 OF 60 21 18 271.0 86 85 0 1 0 .988 1 4 2.82 1.42 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 SDP NL 26 CF 29 17 14 180.0 71 70 0 1 0 .986 1 7 3.50 2.41 .984 2.85 2.84
1976 SDP NL 26 LF 24 4 4 70.2 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 1 12 1.78 0.58 .976 2.02 2.01
1976 SDP NL 26 RF 10 0 0 20.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -47 1.33 0.30 .973 2.12 2.15
1977 SDP NL 27 CF 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 0.50 .990 2.70 2.75
1977 SDP NL 27 OF 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 4.50 0.50 .980 2.25 2.25
8 Seasons OF 489 331 269 3247.2 918 876 21 21 5 .977 3 1 2.49 1.83 .978 2.23 2.24
8 Seasons CF 268 205 167 1908.1 621 602 6 13 1 .979 8 5 2.87 2.27 .982 2.67 2.68
7 Seasons RF 161 100 77 969.2 214 194 15 5 4 .977 -5 -7 1.94 1.30 .978 2.03 2.04
6 Seasons LF 88 26 25 369.2 81 78 0 3 0 .963 1 3 1.90 0.89 .974 2.05 2.03
1 Season SS 1 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 2.25 1.00 .960 4.95 5.00
8 Seasons TOT 490 331 269 3251.2 919 876 22 21 5 .977 3 1 2.49 1.83 .978 2.23 2.24
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
1970 STL NL 20 RF -1 -15 -0 -0 -0 -1
1970 STL NL 20 CF -3 -66 -2 -2 0 -1
1971 STL NL 21 RF -1 -5 -0 1 -2 -1
1971 STL NL 21 CF 1 16 -0 0 -0 1
1971 STL NL 21 LF 0 29 0 -0 1 0
1972 STL NL 22 CF 1 1 5 6 -2 -4
1972 STL NL 22 RF -3 -15 -3 -1 -2 0
1972 STL NL 22 LF -1 -75 0 0 0 -1
1973 STL NL 23 CF 0 1 0 0 0 0
1973 STL NL 23 RF 2 7 0 0 0 1
1973 STL NL 23 LF -0 -30 -0 -0 0 0
1974 STL NL 24 CF 3 24 3 1 2 0
1974 STL NL 24 LF 1 25 1 1 0 0
1974 STL NL 24 RF 0 5 0 0 -0 0
1974 STL NL 24 SS -0 -60 -0 -0 0 0
1975 STL NL 25 CF 3 9 3 -0 3 0
1975 STL NL 25 LF -0 -2 -2 -2 -0 2
1975 STL NL 25 RF -1 -29 0 0 0 -1
1976 STL NL 26 CF 1 73 1 1 0 0
1976 STL NL 26 LF -0 -34 -0 0 -0 0
1976 SDP NL 26 CF 1 7 3 4 -1 -2
1976 SDP NL 26 LF 1 12 1 0 0 0
1976 SDP NL 26 RF -1 -47 -1 -1 0 0
1977 SDP NL 27 CF -0 -60 -0 0 -0 0
8 Seasons CF 8 5 14 11 3 -6
7 Seasons RF -5 -7 -3 0 -4 -2
6 Seasons LF 1 3 -0 -1 1 1
1 Season SS -0 -60 -0 -0 0 0
8 Seasons TOT 3 1 10 10 0 0 -7
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
1970 STL NL 20 21 15 21 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 13 18 0 3 1
1971 STL NL 21 88 39 88 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 20 45 66 0 24 9
1972 STL NL 22 118 80 118 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 70 41 105 0 22 6
1973 STL NL 23 121 84 121 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 65 33 96 0 31 2
1974 STL NL 24 83 26 83 47 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 22 12 48 0 34 8
1975 STL NL 25 110 64 110 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 51 7 94 0 28 1
1976 SDP NL 26 72 21 72 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 29 10 63 0 15 10
1976 STL NL 26 20 2 20 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 8 0 14 0
1977 SDP NL 27 8 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 3
8 Seasons 641 331 641 491 0 0 0 0 0 1 88 268 161 500 0 175 40
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 -- CF*

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%
1970 STL NL 20 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 13 2 15.4% 11 0 0.0% 1 206 76% 79% 23% 25 48%
1971 STL NL 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 9 7 77.8% 2 0 0.0% 1 286 72% 80% 23% 34 59%
1972 STL NL 22 7 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 36 17 0 13 1 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 12 8 0 67 27 40.3% 40 0 0.0% 0 2260 56% 77% 25% 287 57%
1973 STL NL 23 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 28 20 0 21 1 0 2 1 0 5 1 0 14 11 0 70 34 48.6% 36 0 0.0% 1 2118 55% 81% 26% 245 60%
1974 STL NL 24 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 8 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 7 6 0 27 16 59.3% 11 0 0.0% 0 677 53% 80% 29% 103 57%
1975 STL NL 25 2 0 2 0 1 3 0 1 0 1 22 18 0 13 0 1 2 1 0 5 1 0 15 9 0 57 29 50.9% 27 1 1.8% 2 1656 56% 82% 28% 213 58%
1976 SDP NL 26 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 7 0 23 8 34.8% 15 0 0.0% 0 770 64% 84% 34% 105 67%
1976 STL NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 6 2 33.3% 4 0 0.0% 0 104 51% 85% 26% 20 60%
1977 SDP NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 14 64% 79% 36% 4 25%
8 Seasons 13 0 13 0 4 6 0 3 1 1 115 70 0 62 3 1 13 5 0 22 6 0 62 43 0 274 127 46.4% 146 1 0.4% 5 8091 57% 80% 27% 1036 58%
MLB Averages 44.8% 2.4% 63% 81% 27% 57%

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%
1970 STL NL 20 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 7 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 17 4 23.5% 12 1 5.9% 0 424 64% 83% 25% 39 51%
1971 STL NL 21 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 19 9 1 4 0 0 6 3 0 3 1 0 5 3 0 37 16 43.2% 20 1 2.7% 1 1315 59% 77% 26% 149 45%
1972 STL NL 22 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 4 20 7 2 10 1 2 7 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 40 14 35.0% 22 4 10.0% 1 908 53% 79% 23% 119 38%
1973 STL NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 1 4 21 7 0 9 1 2 5 4 0 4 1 2 7 2 2 46 15 32.6% 25 6 13.0% 1 1035 54% 81% 26% 123 44%
1974 STL NL 24 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 3 75.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 175 61% 81% 33% 16 50%
1975 STL NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 20.0% 4 0 0.0% 0 167 65% 81% 23% 13 62%
1976 SDP NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 90 61% 73% 24% 7 43%
7 Seasons 5 0 5 0 2 15 0 3 3 8 69 24 4 31 5 4 19 13 0 12 2 2 19 9 2 150 53 35.3% 85 12 8.0% 3 4114 57% 79% 26% 466 44%
MLB Averages 41.7% 3.2% 63% 81% 27% 53%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

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%
1971 STL NL 21 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 0 86 73% 74% 29% 12 42%
1972 STL NL 22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 73 56% 75% 22% 8 50%
1973 STL NL 23 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 0 0 18 50% 89% 28% 2 50%
1974 STL NL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 9 7 77.8% 2 0 0.0% 0 239 56% 85% 33% 28 57%
1975 STL NL 25 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 16 0 6 2 0 3 3 0 3 2 0 2 2 0 30 25 83.3% 5 0 0.0% 0 854 59% 82% 28% 100 36%
1976 SDP NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 11 8 72.7% 3 0 0.0% 0 274 70% 87% 28% 35 40%
1976 STL NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 6 4 66.7% 2 0 0.0% 0 35 77% 89% 26% 5 40%
6 Seasons 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 28 0 12 3 0 4 4 0 6 2 0 10 9 0 62 46 74.2% 16 0 0.0% 0 1579 62% 83% 29% 190 41%
MLB Averages 59.5% 2.9% 63% 81% 27% 47%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1974 STL NL 24 19 79% 68% 16% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 19 79% 68% 16% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 63% 81% 28% 91%



* - 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 CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1972 NL  7 (2nd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1971 NL  3 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1973 NL  4 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1973 NL  4 (3rd)

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