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Bob Melvin

Robert Paul Melvin

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: October 28, 1961 in Palo Alto, CA
High Schools: Menlo Atherton HS (Menlo Park, CA), Menlo HS (Atherton, CA)
Schools: Canada College (Redwood City, CA), University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1981 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: May 25, 1985 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Giants/Orioles/RedSox/Tigers/Royals/... 1985-1994

Final Game: August 6, 1994 (Age 32)
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1985 DET AL 23 C 41 25 17 233.1 190 175 13 2 1 .989 -2 -10 7.25 4.59 .987 6.05 5.99 1 10 19 6 24% 33% 0
1986 SFG NL 24 C 84 77 52 640.2 507 442 59 6 7 .988 7 13 7.04 5.96 .985 6.93 6.94 2 18 66 43 39% 32% 0
1986 SFG NL 24 3B 1 0 0 3.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 33 4.91 2.00 .945 2.70 2.70
1987 SFG NL 25 C 78 60 49 561.1 451 407 43 1 7 .998 9 19 7.21 5.77 .987 6.94 6.90 4 15 48 36 43% 29% 0
1987 SFG NL 25 1B 1 1 0 5.0 8 7 1 0 1 1.000 0 120 14.40 8.00 .991 9.90 9.80
1988 SFG NL 26 C 89 74 60 655.2 441 403 31 7 4 .984 1 2 5.96 4.88 .987 6.56 6.57 5 15 46 18 28% 29% 0
1988 SFG NL 26 1B 1 0 0 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 27.00 3.00 .990 9.90 10.00
1989 BAL AL 27 C 75 72 61 631.0 326 303 20 3 1 .991 4 8 4.61 4.31 .989 6.24 6.17 1 9 50 20 29% 31% 0
1989 BAL AL 27 DH 9 5
1990 BAL AL 28 C 76 70 65 633.2 390 364 25 1 2 .997 5 9 5.52 5.12 .991 6.42 6.35 1 8 44 19 30% 34% 0
1990 BAL AL 28 DH 10 4
1990 BAL AL 28 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 240 9.00 2.00 .990 9.45 9.50
1991 BAL AL 29 C 72 67 52 580.2 415 383 31 1 8 .998 -1 -2 6.42 5.75 .990 6.49 6.48 3 23 48 19 28% 34% 1
1991 BAL AL 29 DH 3 1
1992 KCR AL 30 C 21 16 12 144.0 84 77 7 0 2 1.000 0 0 5.25 4.00 .989 6.20 6.18 2 2 11 6 35% 34% 0
1992 KCR AL 30 1B 3 2 1 18.0 25 22 2 1 3 .960 0 20 12.00 8.00 .993 9.70 9.63
1993 BOS AL 31 C 76 50 34 459.0 324 304 18 2 4 .994 -4 -10 6.31 4.24 .991 6.56 6.50 5 10 31 8 21% 36% 0
1993 BOS AL 31 1B 1 0 0 5.0 6 5 1 0 1 1.000 0 96 10.80 6.00 .993 9.54 9.50
1994 TOT AL 32 C 15 7 5 70.1 57 57 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -34 7.29 3.80 .991 6.79 6.74 1 2 10 1 9% 31% 0
1994 NYY AL 32 1B 4 1 1 12.0 7 7 0 0 2 1.000 -0 -50 5.25 1.75 .991 9.60 9.50
1994 NYY AL 32 C 4 1 1 16.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -75 5.06 2.25 .991 6.81 6.75 1 2 2 1 33% 31% 0
1994 NYY AL 32 DH 1 1
1994 CHW AL 32 C 11 6 4 54.1 48 48 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -22 7.95 4.36 .991 6.79 6.74 0 0 8 0 0% 31% 0
10 Seasons C 627 518 407 4609.2 3185 2915 247 23 36 .993 17 4 6.17 5.04 .988 6.55 6.52 25 112 373 176 32% 32% 1
6 Seasons 1B 11 4 2 43.0 51 45 5 1 7 .980 1 31 10.47 4.55 .992 9.67 9.61
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 3.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 33 4.91 2.00 .945 2.70 2.70
10 Seasons TOT 639 522 409 4656.1 3238 2961 253 24 43 .993 18 5 6.21 5.03 .988 6.58 6.57 25 112 373 176 32% 32% 1
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/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
1985 DET AL 23 C -2 -10 -2
1986 SFG NL 24 C 7 13 7
1986 SFG NL 24 3B 0 33 0 0 0 0
1987 SFG NL 25 C 9 19 9
1987 SFG NL 25 1B 0 120 0 0 0 0
1988 SFG NL 26 C 1 2 1
1988 SFG NL 26 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1989 BAL AL 27 C 4 8 4
1990 BAL AL 28 C 5 9 5
1990 BAL AL 28 1B 0 240 0 0 0 0
1991 BAL AL 29 C -1 -2 -1
1992 KCR AL 30 C 0 0 0
1992 KCR AL 30 1B 0 20 0 0 0 0
1993 BOS AL 31 C -4 -10 -4
1993 BOS AL 31 1B 0 96 0 0 0 0
1994 NYY AL 32 1B -0 -50 -0 0 -0 0
1994 NYY AL 32 C -1 -75 -1
1994 CHW AL 32 C -1 -22 -1
10 Seasons C 17 4 17
6 Seasons 1B 1 31 1 1 1 0
1 Season 3B 0 33 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons TOT 18 5 1 1 1 0 17
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
1985 DET AL 23 41 25 41 41 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 SFG NL 24 89 77 89 84 0 84 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1987 SFG NL 25 84 61 84 78 0 78 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1988 SFG NL 26 92 74 92 89 0 89 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1989 BAL AL 27 85 77 85 75 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 6 0
1990 BAL AL 28 93 74 93 77 0 76 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 14 0
1991 BAL AL 29 79 68 79 72 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
1992 KCR AL 30 32 18 32 24 0 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
1993 BOS AL 31 77 50 77 77 0 76 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1994 CHW AL 32 11 6 11 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 NYY AL 32 9 3 9 8 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
10 Seasons 692 533 692 636 0 627 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 61 4
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%
1985 DET AL 23 983 3.55 4.02 11 100% 0 0 175 7 0 3 165 12 4 0 0 4 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 100%
1986 SFG NL 24 2711 3.53 3.99 23 96% 0 1 440 11 3 9 417 57 11 0 0 8 6 0 0 6 0 7 0 1 1 6 100%
1987 SFG NL 25 2387 3.82 4.17 16 94% 0 0 403 12 2 6 383 45 3 0 0 10 1 0 1 0 0 7 0 1 1 1 100%
1988 SFG NL 26 2679 3.18 3.66 20 90% 0 0 409 12 2 3 391 28 7 0 0 5 7 1 1 5 0 3 0 1 1 5 100%
1989 BAL AL 27 2663 3.74 4.01 17 100% 0 1 302 12 1 5 284 22 2 0 1 4 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 100%
1990 BAL AL 28 2714 3.81 4.16 23 96% 1 0 363 19 3 5 336 25 1 1 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 75%
1991 BAL AL 29 2521 4.91 5.18 28 93% 0 0 383 19 1 9 354 31 5 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 1 5 60%
1992 KCR AL 30 646 4.75 5.13 5 100% 0 0 77 4 1 2 70 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 100%
1993 BOS AL 31 1984 3.76 4.29 13 92% 0 1 304 7 2 7 288 18 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 1 1 5 80%
1994 CHW AL 32 236 4.64 4.64 4 100% 0 0 48 4 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 NYY AL 32 66 5.06 5.06 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 19590 3.84 4.22 160 95% 1 3 2913 107 15 49 2741 245 40 1 1 42 23 1 5 17 1 35 0 5 6 34 88%
MLB Averages 3.96 4.41 94% 87%

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
1985 DET AL 23 1 10 340 19 5 4 21% 17 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 38 6 1.32 1.54
1986 SFG NL 24 2 18 985 66 43 35 39% 55 35 10 6 1 2 0 0 109 48 1.53 1.18
1987 SFG NL 25 4 15 902 48 36 32 43% 43 34 5 1 0 1 0 0 82 36 1.45 1.22
1988 SFG NL 26 5 15 916 46 18 15 28% 39 17 6 0 1 1 0 0 83 19 1.30 1.19
1989 BAL AL 27 1 9 1004 50 20 13 29% 45 19 5 1 0 0 0 0 68 23 1.29 1.20
1990 BAL AL 28 1 8 1034 44 19 16 30% 40 19 4 0 0 0 0 0 54 22 1.51 1.25
1991 BAL AL 29 3 23 949 48 19 19 28% 40 17 8 1 0 1 1 0 91 21 1.46 1.37
1992 KCR AL 30 2 2 274 14 6 5 30% 14 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 24 6 1.19 0.85
1993 BOS AL 31 5 10 747 31 8 8 21% 27 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 53 10 1.39 1.00
1994 CHW AL 32 0 0 94 8 0 0 0% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 1.52
1994 NYY AL 32 1 2 26 2 1 0 33% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0.25 0.21
10 Seasons 25 112 7271 376 175 147 32% 330 156 44 13 2 6 1 0 615 193 1.41 1.20
MLB Averages 32% 1.29 1.27

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%
1987 SFG NL 25 24 29% 88% 38% 3 100% 0 7 0 6 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
1988 SFG NL 26 3 100% 100% 100% 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 BAL AL 28 10 60% 80% 50% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 KCR AL 30 72 56% 82% 46% 5 100% 0 22 0 23 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
1993 BOS AL 31 22 55% 55% 23% 3 100% 0 5 0 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1994 NYY AL 32 56 64% 71% 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 1 100%
6 Seasons 187 56% 76% 37% 13 100% 0 45 0 45 1 8 5 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 2 100%
MLB Averages 58% 80% 32% 94% 86%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

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 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1986 SFG NL 24 14 64% 57% 36% 3 67% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 14 64% 57% 36% 3 67% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 80% 32% 88% 69%



* - 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

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1991 AL  8 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1987 NL  42.9 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1986 NL  7 (2nd)
1987 NL  9 (3rd)
1990 AL  5 (5th)
Career  17 (69th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
Career  .993 (29th)

                                         

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