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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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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
1970 20 STL NL 21 73 70 11 21 1 0 0 8 3 0 2 12 .300 .315 .314 .629 68 22 3 0 0 1 0 9/8
1971 21 STL NL 88 200 173 25 39 3 1 0 11 2 0 24 29 .225 .320 .254 .574 62 44 7 0 3 0 1 98/7
1972 22 STL NL 118 360 332 32 79 11 3 5 28 5 4 25 34 .238 .292 .334 .627 79 111 8 1 1 1 0 *89/7
1973 23 STL NL 121 376 341 35 91 18 1 2 35 2 7 27 50 .267 .319 .343 .662 84 117 11 0 6 2 2 89/7
1974 24 STL NL 83 140 124 15 27 4 3 0 8 2 2 11 9 .218 .283 .298 .581 63 37 1 1 2 2 0 879/6
1975 25 STL NL 110 316 291 33 77 8 5 2 27 3 2 16 25 .265 .301 .347 .648 77 101 10 0 7 2 3 87/9
1976 26 TOT NL 92 147 143 15 32 5 0 0 5 1 1 3 15 .224 .238 .259 .497 46 37 6 0 0 1 1 879
1976 26 STL NL 20 24 24 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 -29 3 3 0 0 0 0 /87
1976 26 SDP NL 72 123 119 15 29 5 0 0 5 1 1 3 12 .244 .260 .286 .546 61 34 3 0 0 1 1 879
1977 27 SDP NL 8 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 -22 0 0 0 0 0 0 /8
8 Yrs 641 1616 1477 167 366 50 13 9 122 18 16 109 175 .248 .299 .318 .616 73 469 46 2 19 9 7
162 Game Avg. 162 408 373 42 92 13 3 2 31 5 4 28 44 .248 .299 .318 .616 73 119 12 1 5 2 2
STL (7 yrs) 561 1489 1355 151 337 45 13 9 117 17 15 105 162 .249 .302 .321 .623 74 435 43 2 19 8 6
SDP (2 yrs) 80 127 122 16 29 5 0 0 5 1 1 4 13 .238 .260 .279 .539 59 34 3 0 0 1 1

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
1970 20 STL NL 21 73 -2 1 -0 -4 -1 -6 -0.6 2 -3 -0.3 .472 .496 0.1 -0.4 1 9/8
1971 21 STL NL 88 200 -7 -0 -1 0 -2 -10 -1.1 7 -3 -0.4 .487 .493 -0.5 -0.2 -3 98/7
1972 22 STL NL 118 360 -7 0 1 -3 -2 -11 -1.2 12 0 -0.1 .489 .492 0.2 -0.5 4 *89/7
1973 23 STL NL 121 376 -6 -0 -0 2 -1 -6 -0.8 12 6 0.4 .494 .496 0.2 -0.0 4 89/7
1974 24 STL NL 83 140 -6 -0 0 4 -1 -2 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .497 .498 -0.3 0.4 -2 879/6
1975 25 STL NL 110 316 -10 0 -1 2 -2 -11 -1.2 10 -0 -0.2 .489 .493 -0.4 -0.1 -2 87/9
1976 26 STL NL 20 24 -3 -0 -0 1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .484 .498 -0.4 0.1 -3 /87
1976 26 SDP NL 72 123 -5 -1 0 1 -1 -6 -0.7 4 -2 -0.4 .490 .496 -0.5 -0.1 -3 879
1977 27 SDP NL 8 4 -0 0 0 -0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /8
8 Seasons 641 1616 -47 0 -1 3 -11 -56 -6.4 53 -3 -1.2 .490 .495 -1.7 -0.9 -6
STL (7 yrs) 561 1489 -41 1 -1 2 -10 -49 -5.6 49 -0 -0.8 .490 .494 -1.2 -0.8 -2
SDP (2 yrs) 80 127 -6 -1 0 1 -1 -7 -0.8 4 -3 -0.4 .490 .496 -0.5 -0.1 -4

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 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

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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