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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 23.209, 12,633rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1986 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Orioles/RedSox/Tigers/Royals/... 1985-1994

Last Game: August 6, 1994 (Age 32.282)
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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
1985 23 DET AL 41 87 82 10 18 4 1 0 4 0 0 3 21 .220 .247 .293 .540 48 24 1 0 2 0 0 2
1986 24 SFG NL 89 289 268 24 60 14 2 5 25 3 2 15 69 .224 .262 .347 .609 71 93 7 0 3 3 1 2/5
1987 25 SFG NL 84 265 246 31 49 8 0 11 31 0 4 17 44 .199 .249 .366 .615 64 90 7 0 0 2 3 2/3
1988 26 SFG NL 92 288 273 23 64 13 1 8 27 0 2 13 46 .234 .268 .377 .646 87 103 5 0 1 1 0 2/3
1989 27 BAL AL 85 301 278 22 67 10 1 1 32 1 4 15 53 .241 .279 .295 .574 65 82 10 0 7 1 3 2/D
1990 28 BAL AL 93 318 301 30 73 14 1 5 37 0 1 11 53 .243 .267 .346 .612 73 104 8 0 3 3 1 2D/3
1991 29 BAL AL 79 245 228 11 57 10 0 1 23 0 0 11 46 .250 .279 .307 .586 65 70 5 0 1 5 2 2/D
1992 30 KCR AL 32 77 70 5 22 5 0 0 6 0 0 5 13 .314 .351 .386 .736 105 27 3 0 0 2 0 2/3
1993 31 BOS AL 77 190 176 13 39 7 0 3 23 0 0 7 44 .222 .251 .313 .564 48 55 2 1 3 3 0 2/3
1994 32 TOT AL 20 35 33 5 7 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 7 .212 .235 .303 .538 40 10 2 0 1 0 0 2/3D
1994 32 NYY AL 9 14 14 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .500 .786 102 7 1 0 0 0 0 /32D
1994 32 CHW AL 11 21 19 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .158 .200 .158 .358 -5 3 1 0 1 0 0 2
10 Yrs 692 2095 1955 174 456 85 6 35 212 4 13 98 396 .233 .268 .337 .604 68 658 50 1 21 20 10
162 Game Avg. 162 490 458 41 107 20 1 8 50 1 3 23 93 .233 .268 .337 .604 68 154 12 0 5 5 2
SFG (3 yrs) 265 842 787 78 173 35 3 24 83 3 8 45 159 .220 .260 .363 .624 74 286 19 0 4 6 4
BAL (3 yrs) 257 864 807 63 197 34 2 7 92 1 5 37 152 .244 .274 .317 .592 68 256 23 0 11 9 6
KCR (1 yr) 32 77 70 5 22 5 0 0 6 0 0 5 13 .314 .351 .386 .736 105 27 3 0 0 2 0
BOS (1 yr) 77 190 176 13 39 7 0 3 23 0 0 7 44 .222 .251 .313 .564 48 55 2 1 3 3 0
NYY (1 yr) 9 14 14 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .500 .786 102 7 1 0 0 0 0
DET (1 yr) 41 87 82 10 18 4 1 0 4 0 0 3 21 .220 .247 .293 .540 48 24 1 0 2 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 11 21 19 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .158 .200 .158 .358 -5 3 1 0 1 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 427 1253 1168 96 283 50 3 11 129 1 5 53 237 .242 .273 .318 .591 65 372 31 1 17 14 6
NL (3 yrs) 265 842 787 78 173 35 3 24 83 3 8 45 159 .220 .260 .363 .624 74 286 19 0 4 6 4

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
1985 23 DET AL 41 87 -7 -0 0 -2 2 -7 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .482 .495 -0.2 -0.0 -2 2
1986 24 SFG NL 89 289 -10 -1 -1 7 5 0 0.0 10 10 1.0 .500 .500 0.2 1.3 3 $75,000 2/5
1987 25 SFG NL 84 265 -10 -3 -0 10 4 1 0.1 9 10 1.0 .501 .501 -0.1 1.4 0 $90,000 2/3
1988 26 SFG NL 92 288 -3 -3 -0 1 5 -0 -0.1 10 10 0.9 .500 .500 0.8 0.6 8 $145,000 2/3
1989 27 BAL AL 85 301 -12 -1 -1 4 4 -5 -0.5 11 5 0.5 .493 .496 0.1 0.9 1 $230,000 2/D
1990 28 BAL AL 93 318 -13 0 -1 5 4 -4 -0.5 11 7 0.6 .495 .497 0.1 1.0 2 $350,000 2D/3
1991 29 BAL AL 79 245 -12 -1 0 -1 4 -10 -1.0 9 -1 -0.2 .487 .494 -0.0 0.3 -0 $650,000 2/D
1992 30 KCR AL 32 77 -0 -0 -0 0 1 0 0.1 3 3 0.3 .501 .500 0.3 0.2 3 $900,000 2/3
1993 31 BOS AL 77 190 -14 -1 -0 -4 3 -15 -1.5 7 -8 -0.9 .480 .490 -0.5 -0.1 -4 $725,000 2/3
1994 32 NYY AL 9 14 -0 0 -0 -2 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .480 .499 0.0 -0.2 0 /32D
1994 32 CHW AL 11 21 -3 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -3 -0.2 .471 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 2
10 Seasons 692 2095 -83 -10 -3 18 31 -46 -4.6 74 28 2.5 .493 .497 0.5 5.3 10 $3,165,000
SFG (3 yrs) 265 842 -22 -7 -1 18 13 1 0.0 29 30 2.9 .500 .500 0.9 3.3 12 $310,000
BAL (3 yrs) 257 864 -37 -2 -1 8 12 -20 -2.0 31 11 1.0 .492 .496 0.1 2.2 3 $1,230,000
KCR (1 yr) 32 77 -0 -0 -0 0 1 0 0.1 3 3 0.3 .501 .500 0.3 0.2 3 $900,000
BOS (1 yr) 77 190 -14 -1 -0 -4 3 -15 -1.5 7 -8 -0.9 .480 .490 -0.5 -0.1 -4 $725,000
NYY (1 yr) 9 14 -0 0 -0 -2 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .480 .499 0.0 -0.2 0
DET (1 yr) 41 87 -7 -0 0 -2 2 -7 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .482 .495 -0.2 -0.0 -2
CHW (1 yr) 11 21 -3 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -3 -0.2 .471 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2

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
1987 25 SFG NL NLCS STL L 3 8 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .429 .500 .429 .929 3 1 0 0 0 1
1 NLCS 3 8 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .429 .500 .429 .929 3 1 0 0 0 1

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 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
4 Seasons DH 23 11
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1987 NL  1.4 (8th)

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 (72nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
Career  .993 (32nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2996), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (374th), 2.5 career WAR/4.2 7yr-peak WAR/3.4 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
1986 24 San Francisco Giants $75,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 25 San Francisco Giants $90,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 26 San Francisco Giants $145,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 27 Baltimore Orioles $230,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 28 Baltimore Orioles $350,000 ? USA Today
1991 29 Baltimore Orioles $650,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
1992 30 Kansas City Royals $900,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
1993 31 Boston Red Sox $725,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $25,000 earned bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,165,000
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.

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