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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

Last Game: May 23, 1975 (Age 31.165)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1965 MIN AL 21 P 16 9 1 76.2 16 2 13 1 1 .938 1.76 0.94 .951 2.04 2.03 1 2 67% 34% 3
1966 MIN AL 22 P 31 18 5 144.0 27 7 20 0 0 1.000 1.69 0.87 .952 1.99 1.98 2 3 60% 38% 2
1967 MIN AL 23 P 37 28 11 227.2 39 4 32 3 1 .923 1.42 0.97 .957 1.96 1.96 3 6 67% 41% 0
1968 MIN AL 24 P 38 34 11 238.1 45 7 38 0 2 1.000 1.70 1.18 .957 1.89 1.88 8 2 20% 37% 6
1969 CIN NL 25 P 42 36 8 251.0 41 7 33 1 1 .976 1.43 0.95 .958 1.95 1.94 3 9 75% 40% 3
1970 CIN NL 26 P 35 35 12 234.0 37 5 30 2 1 .946 1.35 1.00 .951 1.85 1.84 4 7 64% 33% 4 AS,CYA-4,MVP-21
1971 CIN NL 27 P 28 11 0 107.0 16 5 10 1 1 .938 1.26 0.54 .954 1.90 1.90 0 2 100% 36% 1
1972 CIN NL 28 P 4 1 0 8.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.25 .950 1.80 1.78 0 0 0
1973 TEX AL 29 P 35 19 8 160.0 31 7 22 2 1 .935 1.63 0.83 .951 1.86 1.85 2 5 71% 38% 1
1974 TEX AL 30 P 26 1 0 32.2 8 1 4 3 0 .625 1.38 0.19 .948 1.82 1.80 0 1 100% 38% 1
1975 TEX AL 31 P 5 0 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.96 1.86 0 0 0
11 Seasons P 297 192 56 1483.0 261 45 203 13 8 .950 1.51 0.84 .954 1.92 1.90 23 37 62% 37% 21
11 Seasons TOT 297 192 56 1483.0 261 45 203 13 8 .950 1.51 0.84 .954 1.92 1.90 23 37 62% 37% 21
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
1965 MIN AL 21 P
1966 MIN AL 22 P
1967 MIN AL 23 P
1968 MIN AL 24 P
1969 CIN NL 25 P
1970 CIN NL 26 P
1971 CIN NL 27 P
1972 CIN NL 28 P
1973 TEX AL 29 P
1974 TEX AL 30 P
1975 TEX AL 31 P
11 Seasons P
11 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1965 MIN AL 21 16 9 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 MIN AL 22 31 18 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 MIN AL 23 37 28 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 MIN AL 24 38 34 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CIN NL 25 42 36 42 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 CIN NL 26 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 CIN NL 27 29 11 29 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1972 CIN NL 28 4 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 TEX AL 29 35 19 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 TEX AL 30 26 1 0 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 TEX AL 31 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 298 192 232 297 297 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1965 MIN AL 21 311 77% 21% 10 100% 0 2 0 2 12 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 100%
1966 MIN AL 22 569 74% 22% 20 100% 0 7 1 2 17 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1967 MIN AL 23 911 81% 23% 38 89% 1 5 2 3 33 25 5 3 0 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 6 83%
1968 MIN AL 24 968 77% 26% 36 92% 1 8 0 4 40 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6 100%
1969 CIN NL 25 1072 82% 20% 37 95% 0 4 1 3 38 27 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 12 92%
1970 CIN NL 26 984 83% 24% 34 85% 0 5 1 3 31 25 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 6 67%
1971 CIN NL 27 456 86% 24% 13 85% 0 5 2 1 10 7 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 75%
1972 CIN NL 28 38 84% 18% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 TEX AL 29 694 88% 26% 26 92% 0 7 1 4 23 21 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 67%
1974 TEX AL 30 149 87% 30% 6 33% 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 3 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
1975 TEX AL 31 15 93% 27% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 6167 81% 23% 221 90% 2 44 8 23 208 157 14 13 0 7 6 9 9 2 6 2 42 86%
MLB Averages 80% 28% 90% 86%



* - 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

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)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1968 AL  1.000 (1st)

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