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Matt Merullo

Matthew Bates Merullo

Positions: Catcher, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 4, 1965 in Winchester, MA
School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 7th round of the 1986 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1989 (Age 23.251)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1991 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Twins/Indians 1989-1995

Final Game: September 29, 1995 (Age 30.056)
Relatives: Grandson of Lennie Merullo
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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
1989 23 CHW AL 31 90 81 5 18 1 0 1 8 0 1 6 14 .222 .273 .272 .544 57 22 2 0 2 1 0 2/D
1991 25 CHW AL 80 154 140 8 32 1 0 5 21 0 0 9 18 .229 .268 .343 .611 70 48 1 0 1 4 1 23/D
1992 26 CHW AL 24 53 50 3 9 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 8 .180 .208 .240 .448 26 12 0 1 0 1 0 2/D
1993 27 CHW AL 8 21 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .050 .050 .050 .100 -73 1 1 0 1 0 0 /D
1994 28 CLE AL 4 13 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .100 .250 .100 .350 -4 1 0 0 1 0 0 /2
1995 29 MIN AL 76 216 195 19 55 14 1 1 27 0 1 14 27 .282 .335 .379 .714 85 74 5 3 1 3 0 2D/3
6 Yrs 223 547 496 37 116 17 2 7 59 0 2 32 69 .234 .281 .319 .600 63 158 9 4 6 9 1
162 Game Avg. 162 397 360 27 84 12 1 5 43 0 1 23 50 .234 .281 .319 .600 63 115 7 3 4 7 1
CHW (4 yrs) 143 318 291 17 60 3 1 6 32 0 1 16 41 .206 .245 .285 .530 49 83 4 1 4 6 1
MIN (1 yr) 76 216 195 19 55 14 1 1 27 0 1 14 27 .282 .335 .379 .714 85 74 5 3 1 3 0
CLE (1 yr) 4 13 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .100 .250 .100 .350 -4 1 0 0 1 0 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
1989 23 CHW AL 31 90 -4 -1 -0 -4 1 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.4 .475 .495 -0.0 -0.3 -0 2/D
1991 25 CHW AL 80 154 -6 0 0 -1 0 -6 -0.6 6 -0 -0.1 .492 .496 0.0 -0.0 0 23/D
1992 26 CHW AL 24 53 -5 -0 0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.5 .472 .496 -0.3 -0.1 -2 $140,000 2/D
1993 27 CHW AL 8 21 -5 0 -0 0 -1 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .427 .496 -0.5 -0.1 -5 $150,000 /D
1994 28 CLE AL 4 13 -2 -0 0 -2 0 -4 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .419 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1 $160,000 /2
1995 29 MIN AL 76 216 -6 -1 -0 -4 2 -10 -0.9 8 -2 -0.2 .488 .494 0.2 -0.2 2 $200,000 2D/3
6 Seasons 223 547 -27 -2 -1 -13 4 -38 -3.8 20 -18 -1.9 .483 .495 -0.6 -0.8 -5 $650,000
CHW (4 yrs) 143 318 -19 -1 -0 -7 2 -25 -2.6 12 -13 -1.5 .482 .496 -0.8 -0.4 -7 $290,000
MIN (1 yr) 76 216 -6 -1 -0 -4 2 -10 -0.9 8 -2 -0.2 .488 .494 0.2 -0.2 2 $200,000
CLE (1 yr) 4 13 -2 -0 0 -2 0 -4 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .419 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1 $160,000

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
1989 CHW AL 23 C 27 21 15 186.0 113 100 10 3 0 .973 -4 -26 5.32 4.07 .989 6.24 6.17 3 12 19 3 14% 31% 0
1989 CHW AL 23 DH 1 0
1991 CHW AL 25 C 27 13 3 136.2 88 79 8 1 1 .989 0 0 5.73 3.22 .990 6.49 6.48 3 4 15 8 35% 34% 0
1991 CHW AL 25 1B 16 10 1 76.2 87 80 6 1 10 .989 -1 -9 10.10 5.38 .992 9.76 9.74
1991 CHW AL 25 DH 6 3
1992 CHW AL 26 C 16 12 8 107.0 69 64 3 2 0 .971 -2 -22 5.64 4.19 .989 6.20 6.18 3 5 10 3 23% 34% 0
1992 CHW AL 26 DH 1 1
1993 CHW AL 27 DH 6 5
1994 CLE AL 28 C 4 4 1 33.0 23 22 0 1 0 .957 -2 -73 6.00 5.50 .991 6.79 6.75 0 2 7 0 0% 31% 0
1995 MIN AL 29 C 46 37 30 336.1 224 210 11 3 2 .987 -5 -18 5.91 4.80 .990 6.74 6.67 3 14 37 5 12% 31% 0
1995 MIN AL 29 DH 13 9
1995 MIN AL 29 1B 2 0 0 5.0 7 5 2 0 0 1.000 1 240 12.60 3.50 .993 9.54 9.50
5 Seasons C 120 87 57 799.0 517 475 32 10 3 .981 -13 -20 5.71 4.23 .990 6.51 6.45 12 37 88 19 18% 32% 0
2 Seasons 1B 18 10 1 81.2 94 85 8 1 10 .989 0 6 10.25 5.17 .992 9.74 9.71
6 Seasons TOT 138 97 58 880.2 611 560 40 11 13 .982 -13 -17 6.13 4.35 .990 6.81 6.88 12 37 88 19 18% 32% 0
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

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
1992 26 Chicago White Sox $140,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 27 Chicago White Sox $150,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1994 28 Cleveland Indians $160,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 29 Minnesota Twins $200,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
Career to date (may be incomplete)$650,000
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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