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Jim Merritt

James Joseph Merritt

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 9, 1943 in Altadena, CA
High School: Edgewood HS (West Covina, CA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 1965 (Age 21.236, 9,989th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Reds/Rangers 1965-1975

Final Game: May 23, 1975 (Age 31.165)
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Standard Batting

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
1965 21 MIN AL 16 26 22 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 14 .136 .240 .136 .376 8 3 0 1 1 0 0 1
1966 22 MIN AL 31 46 39 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 16 .103 .182 .128 .310 -11 5 1 0 2 1 0 1
1967 23 MIN AL 37 84 74 4 10 3 0 0 2 0 0 7 33 .135 .210 .176 .386 11 13 2 0 3 0 0 1
1968 24 MIN AL 38 80 71 1 10 2 0 0 1 0 1 5 22 .141 .197 .169 .366 10 12 2 0 4 0 0 1
1969 25 CIN NL 42 99 77 6 11 1 0 1 5 0 0 5 37 .143 .190 .195 .385 6 15 1 0 15 2 0 1
1970 ★ 26 CIN NL 35 93 83 7 14 0 0 3 6 0 0 4 42 .169 .207 .277 .484 27 23 0 0 6 0 0 1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-21
1971 27 CIN NL 29 32 29 0 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 14 .138 .167 .241 .408 17 7 1 0 2 0 0 1
1972 28 CIN NL 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1973 29 TEX AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 30 TEX AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 31 TEX AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
11 Yrs 298 462 397 21 56 8 1 4 20 0 1 28 178 .141 .198 .196 .395 11 78 7 1 33 3 0
162 Game Avg. 162 251 216 11 30 4 1 2 11 0 1 15 97 .141 .198 .196 .395 11 42 4 1 18 2 0
MIN (4 yrs) 122 236 206 8 27 6 0 0 7 0 1 18 85 .131 .204 .160 .364 6 33 5 1 10 1 0
CIN (4 yrs) 110 226 191 13 29 2 1 4 13 0 0 10 93 .152 .192 .236 .428 16 45 2 0 23 2 0
TEX (3 yrs) 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 188 236 206 8 27 6 0 0 7 0 1 18 85 .131 .204 .160 .364 6 33 5 1 10 1 0
NL (4 yrs) 110 226 191 13 29 2 1 4 13 0 0 10 93 .152 .192 .236 .428 16 45 2 0 23 2 0

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
1965 21 MIN AL 16 26 -3 -0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1966 22 MIN AL 31 46 -5 -0 -0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1967 23 MIN AL 37 84 -9 -0 -0 0 9 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1968 24 MIN AL 38 80 -7 -1 0 0 8 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $23,000 1
1969 25 CIN NL 42 99 -12 0 -0 0 12 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1970 ★ 26 CIN NL 35 93 -9 -1 0 0 11 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 2 1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-21
1971 27 CIN NL 29 32 -3 0 -0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1972 28 CIN NL 4 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
1973 29 TEX AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1974 30 TEX AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1975 31 TEX AL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
11 Seasons 298 462 -49 -2 0 0 52 0 -0.0 0 0 -0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $23,000
MIN (4 yrs) 122 236 -24 -2 -0 0 25 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .499 .500 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $23,000
CIN (4 yrs) 110 226 -25 -0 0 0 26 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1
TEX (3 yrs) 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1965 21 MIN AL 26 20 1 1.4 96 .375 .136 .256 .240 .327 .136 .393 .376 .720 8 .119 -2.7 -0.3 .316 .091 .000
1966 22 MIN AL 46 39 1 0.7 95 .167 .103 .256 .182 .324 .128 .394 .310 .718 -11 .040 -5.8 -0.6 .250 .128 .026
1967 23 MIN AL 84 69 3 1.2 91 .244 .135 .253 .210 .324 .176 .379 .386 .703 11 .108 -8.5 -1.0 .303 .135 .041
1968 24 MIN AL 80 68 2 0.8 84 .204 .141 .244 .197 .314 .169 .361 .366 .676 10 .061 -8.0 -0.9 .250 .085 .028
1969 25 CIN NL 99 84 4 1.3 99 .244 .143 .265 .190 .336 .195 .393 .385 .729 6 .103 -10.1 -1.1 .299 .117 .052 .0
1970 26 CIN NL 93 75 5 1.8 107 .289 .169 .272 .207 .345 .277 .415 .484 .760 27 .148 -9.4 -0.9 .391 .157 .108 .0
1971 27 CIN NL 32 28 1 1.0 88 .267 .138 .254 .167 .319 .241 .372 .408 .691 17 .066 -3.3 -0.4 .308 .138 .103
1972 28 CIN NL 2 2 0 0.0 87 .000 .000 .250 .000 .317 .000 .368 .000 .686 -100 .000 -0.5 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
11 Yrs 462 385 17 1.2 95 .239 .141 .258 .198 .329 .196 .388 .395 .716 11 .097 -48.3 -5.2 .304 .123 .055 .0
162 Game Avg. 251 209 9 1.2 95 .239 .141 .258 .198 .329 .196 .388 .395 .716 11 .097 -48.3 -5.2 .304 .123 .055
MIN (4 yrs) 236 196 7 1.0 90 .221 .131 .251 .204 .321 .160 .377 .364 .698 6 .077 -25.0 -2.8 .276 .112 .029
CIN (4 yrs) 226 189 10 1.4 100 .260 .152 .266 .192 .337 .236 .399 .428 .736 16 .114 -23.3 -2.4 .335 .136 .084 .0
NL (4 yrs) 226 189 10 1.4 100 .260 .152 .266 .192 .337 .236 .399 .428 .736 16 .114 -23.3 -2.4 .335 .136 .084 .0
AL (7 yrs) 236 196 7 1.0 90 .221 .131 .251 .204 .321 .160 .377 .364 .698 6 .077 -25.0 -2.8 .276 .112 .029

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
1965 21 MIN AL WS LAD L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 26 CIN NL NLCS PIT W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 26 CIN NL WS BAL L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1970 CIN NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1965 21 MIN AL 26 0.0% 53.9% 7.7% 0.0% 0% 7.00 1.6 7.3 5.00 31%
1966 22 MIN AL 46 0.0% 34.8% 8.7% 2.2% 25% 4.00 2.4 39.0 4.50 52%
1967 23 MIN AL 84 0.0% 39.3% 8.3% 3.6% 30% 4.71 2.2 37.0 2.18 49%
1968 24 MIN AL 80 0.0% 27.5% 6.3% 2.5% 20% 4.40 3.2 71.0 3.40 61%
1969 25 CIN NL 99 1.0% 37.4% 5.1% 2.0% 18% 7.40 2.1 77.0 15.4 2.54 41%
1970 26 CIN NL 93 3.2% 45.2% 4.3% 3.2% 21% 10.50 2.0 27.7 13.8 1.38 41%
1971 27 CIN NL 32 0.0% 43.8% 3.1% 6.3% 50% 14.00 2.1 14.5 2.50 47%
1972 28 CIN NL 2 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100%
11 Yrs 462 0.9% 38.5% 6.1% 2.8% 23% 6.36 2.2 99.3 19.9 2.57 47%
MLB Averages 2.0% 14.7% 8.5% 6.0% 27% 1.72 6.1 44.9 9.1 1.11 73%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1965 21 MIN AL -2.7 -0.3 26 -0.1 0.4 -0.5 1.13 -0.2 0.1 -1.1 -0.1 1.02 -1.5 0
1966 22 MIN AL -5.8 -0.6 46 -0.5 0.3 -0.8 .91 -0.6 -0.0 -4.9 -0.5 0.88 -5.2 0
1967 23 MIN AL -8.5 -1.0 85 -0.9 0.6 -1.5 .84 -1.0 -0.1 -8.8 -0.9 0.92 -9.5 0
1968 24 MIN AL -8.0 -0.9 81 -1.1 0.5 -1.5 .92 -1.0 -0.2 -9.7 -1.1 0.92 -9.3 0
1969 25 CIN NL -10.1 -1.1 99 -0.8 0.9 -1.7 .91 -1.0 0.1 -13.0 -1.3 0.98 -11.4 0
1970 26 CIN NL -9.4 -0.9 94 -0.9 0.7 -1.6 .83 -0.9 -0.2 -10.2 -1.0 0.91 -8.5 0
1971 27 CIN NL -3.3 -0.4 32 -0.2 0.3 -0.5 .85 -0.4 0.2 -2.0 -0.2 0.81 -3.6 2.75 0
1972 28 CIN NL -0.5 -0.1 2 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .66 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.0 0.62 -0.5 0
1973 29 TEX AL 0.0 0.0
1974 30 TEX AL 0.0 0.0
1975 31 TEX AL 0.0 0.0
11 Yrs -48.3 -5.2 465 -4.5 3.6 -8.1 .89 -5.0 -0.1 -50.0 -5.2 0.92 -49.6 0

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1965 21 MIN AL 0 0 17% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 22 MIN AL 1 0 25% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 43% 4 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 2
1967 23 MIN AL 0 0 24% 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 29% 5 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 0
1968 24 MIN AL 1 0 7% 19 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 13% 4 4 0 2 2 0 2 0 1
1969 25 CIN NL 0 0 33% 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75% 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1
1970 26 CIN NL 1 0 27% 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 22% 4 3 1 3 3 0 2 1 1
1971 27 CIN NL 0 0 0% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 28 CIN NL 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
11 Yrs 3 0 21% 118 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 3 30% 22 16 6 6 6 0 9 3 5

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1965 21 MIN AL 26 65% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 5 0 0% 6 2 33% 18 3 17% 0 0 2 1 50% 0
1966 22 MIN AL 46 70% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 67% 9 1 11% 9 3 33% 24 1 4% 2 1 50% 1 1 100% 0
1967 23 MIN AL 84 68% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% 12 2 17% 14 3 21% 39 2 5% 5 1 20% 6 3 50% 0
1968 24 MIN AL 80 74% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 80% 14 2 14% 14 3 21% 49 1 2% 4 0 0% 0 0 0
1969 25 CIN NL 99 76% 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 16 15 94% 21 1 5% 26 11 42% 65 4 6% 6 2 33% 1 0 0% 0
1970 26 CIN NL 93 75% 14 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 0 1 2 0 7 6 86% 11 0 0% 14 3 21% 54 3 6% 1 1 100% 0 0 0
1971 27 CIN NL 32 84% 4 0 0 0 0 2.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 2 1 50% 5 2 40% 12 2 17% 0 0 1 1 100% 0
1972 28 CIN NL 2 100% 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
11 Yrs 462 73% 56 0 0 0 0 4 0 11 4 0 1 3 0 37 33 89% 74 7 9% 88 27 31% 261 16 6% 18 5 28% 11 6 55% 0
MLB Averages 54% 76% 11% 31% 14% 47% 52%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1965 21 16 26 22 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 14 .136 .240 .136 .376 8 3 0 1 1 0 0
1966 22 47 72 61 3 7 1 0 0 4 0 0 6 30 .115 .203 .131 .334 -4 8 1 1 3 1 0
1967 23 84 156 135 7 17 4 0 0 6 0 0 13 63 .126 .207 .156 .362 4 21 3 1 6 1 0
1968 24 122 236 206 8 27 6 0 0 7 0 1 18 85 .131 .204 .160 .364 6 33 5 1 10 1 0
1969 25 164 335 283 14 38 7 0 1 12 0 1 23 122 .134 .200 .170 .370 6 48 6 1 25 3 0
1970 26 199 428 366 21 52 7 0 4 18 0 1 27 164 .142 .202 .194 .396 11 71 6 1 31 3 0
1971 27 228 460 395 21 56 8 1 4 20 0 1 28 178 .142 .199 .197 .397 11 78 7 1 33 3 0
1972 28 232 462 397 21 56 8 1 4 20 0 1 28 178 .141 .198 .196 .395 11 78 7 1 33 3 0
1973 29 267 462 397 21 56 8 1 4 20 0 1 28 178 .141 .198 .196 .395 11 78 7 1 33 3 0
1974 30 293 462 397 21 56 8 1 4 20 0 1 28 178 .141 .198 .196 .395 11 78 7 1 33 3 0
1975 31 298 462 397 21 56 8 1 4 20 0 1 28 178 .141 .198 .196 .395 11 78 7 1 33 3 0

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1965 21 16 28 23 2 4 0 0 0 5 0 3 14 .174 .296 .174 .470 1 16
1966 22 31 46 39 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 16 .103 .182 .128 .310 1 31
1967 23 37 86 75 4 11 3 0 0 2 0 8 33 .147 .229 .187 .416 3 37
1968 24 38 82 72 1 11 2 0 0 1 0 6 22 .153 .218 .181 .399 3 38
1969 25 42 99 77 6 11 1 0 1 5 0 5 37 .143 .190 .195 .385 3 42
1970 26 35 92 82 6 13 0 0 3 5 0 4 42 .159 .198 .268 .466 4 35
1971 27 29 32 29 0 4 1 1 0 2 0 1 14 .138 .167 .241 .408 1 29
1972 28 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 4
8 Yrs 232 467 399 21 58 8 1 4 21 0 31 178 .145 .207 .201 .408 16 232
162 Game Avg. 162 326 279 15 41 6 1 3 15 0 22 124 .145 .207 .201 .408 11 232



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1970 NL (21, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1413th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1970 NL (4, 7%)
0.07 Career Shares (216th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1967 AL  6.4 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1969 NL  15 (1st)

                                         

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