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Jose Mesa    \MAY-sa\

Jose Ramon Nova Mesa (Joe Table)
born Jose Ramon Nova Mesa

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: May 22, 1966 in Pueblo Viejo, Azua, Dominican Republic
High School: Santa (Azua, DO)
Signed
by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent in 1981. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1987 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Indians/Phillies/Mariners/Pirates/Rockies/... 1987-2007
Agents: Mitch Frankel [*]
Final Game: September 29, 2007 (Age 41)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1987 BAL AL 21 P 6 5 0 31.1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.57 0.33 .955 1.84 1.82 1 1 50% 31% 0
1990 BAL AL 24 P 7 7 0 46.2 9 3 5 1 1 .889 1.54 1.14 .953 1.77 1.76 1 1 50% 34% 0
1991 BAL AL 25 P 23 23 2 123.2 34 17 17 0 0 1.000 2.47 1.48 .956 1.80 1.80 12 5 29% 34% 0
1992 TOT AL 26 P 28 27 1 160.2 35 12 21 2 0 .943 1.85 1.18 .953 1.72 1.71 14 8 36% 34% 1
1992 BAL AL 26 P 13 12 0 67.2 18 8 9 1 0 .944 2.26 1.31 .953 1.72 1.71 8 5 38% 34% 0
1992 CLE AL 26 P 15 15 1 93.0 17 4 12 1 0 .941 1.55 1.07 .953 1.72 1.71 6 3 33% 34% 1
1993 CLE AL 27 P 34 33 3 208.2 47 15 29 3 0 .936 1.90 1.29 .953 1.79 1.78 12 14 54% 36% 1
1994 CLE AL 28 P 51 0 0 73.0 16 3 11 2 0 .875 1.73 0.27 .956 1.73 1.71 3 0 0% 31% 0
1995 CLE AL 29 P 62 0 0 64.0 17 6 10 1 0 .941 2.25 0.26 .960 1.79 1.77 3 1 25% 30% 0 AS,CYA-2,MVP-4
1996 CLE AL 30 P 69 0 0 72.1 9 5 3 1 1 .889 1.00 0.12 .960 1.77 1.76 5 3 38% 30% 0 AS
1997 CLE AL 31 P 66 0 0 82.1 13 5 7 1 2 .923 1.31 0.18 .955 1.71 1.69 2 3 60% 33% 0
1998 TOT MLB 32 P 76 0 0 84.2 18 5 11 2 1 .889 1.70 0.21 .958 1.81 1.79 2 2 50% 32% 0
1998 CLE AL 32 P 44 0 0 54.0 15 4 10 1 1 .933 2.33 0.32 .958 1.78 1.76 2 1 33% 31% 0
1998 SFG NL 32 P 32 0 0 30.2 3 1 1 1 0 .667 0.59 0.06 .960 1.85 1.84 0 1 100% 32% 0
1999 SEA AL 33 P 68 0 0 68.2 19 11 7 1 2 .947 2.36 0.26 .952 1.69 1.66 4 2 33% 33% 0
2000 SEA AL 34 P 66 0 0 80.2 15 7 8 0 0 1.000 1.67 0.23 .956 1.62 1.60 6 0 0% 30% 0
2001 PHI NL 35 P 71 0 0 69.1 13 4 9 0 0 1.000 1.69 0.18 .959 1.75 1.73 0 3 100% 33% 1
2002 PHI NL 36 P 74 0 0 75.2 20 4 16 0 0 1.000 2.38 0.27 .963 1.83 1.81 2 0 0% 32% 0
2003 PHI NL 37 P 61 0 0 58.0 7 4 2 1 0 .857 -3 -10 0.93 0.10 .957 1.85 1.83 4 0 0% 31% 0
2004 PIT NL 38 P 70 0 0 69.1 15 4 11 0 1 1.000 3 9 1.95 0.21 .965 1.84 1.82 1 2 67% 28% 0
2005 PIT NL 39 P 55 0 0 56.2 16 2 13 1 1 .938 0 0 2.38 0.27 .960 1.75 1.73 4 2 33% 29% 0
2006 COL NL 40 P 79 0 0 72.1 14 2 11 1 2 .929 4 11 1.62 0.16 .958 1.72 1.71 0 3 100% 28% 0
2007 TOT MLB 41 P 56 0 0 50.2 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 2 7 1.24 0.13 .964 1.67 1.65 1 0 0% 25% 0
2007 DET AL 41 P 16 0 0 11.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1 19 0.77 0.06 .960 1.62 1.59 0 0 0
2007 PHI NL 41 P 40 0 0 39.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 1 6 1.38 0.15 .965 1.68 1.67 1 0 0% 25% 0
19 Seasons P 1022 95 6 1548.2 326 112 197 17 11 .948 6 3 1.80 0.30 .957 1.76 1.74 77 50 39% 33% 3
19 Seasons TOT 1022 95 6 1548.2 326 112 197 17 11 .948 6 20 1.80 0.30 .957 1.76 1.74 77 50 39% 33% 3
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
1987 BAL AL 21 P
1990 BAL AL 24 P
1991 BAL AL 25 P
1992 BAL AL 26 P
1992 CLE AL 26 P
1993 CLE AL 27 P
1994 CLE AL 28 P
1995 CLE AL 29 P
1996 CLE AL 30 P
1997 CLE AL 31 P
1998 CLE AL 32 P
1998 SFG NL 32 P
1999 SEA AL 33 P
2000 SEA AL 34 P
2001 PHI NL 35 P
2002 PHI NL 36 P
2003 PHI NL 37 P -3 -10 -1 -1 -1
2004 PIT NL 38 P 3 9 1 1 1
2005 PIT NL 39 P 0 0 0 0 0
2006 COL NL 40 P 4 11 2 1 1
2007 DET AL 41 P 1 19 1 0
2007 PHI NL 41 P 1 6 1 0
19 Seasons P 6 3 4 1 1
19 Seasons TOT 6 20 4 1 1
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
1987 BAL AL 21 6 5 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 BAL AL 24 7 7 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 BAL AL 25 24 23 1 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 CLE AL 26 15 15 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 BAL AL 26 13 12 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 CLE AL 27 34 33 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 CLE AL 28 51 0 0 51 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 CLE AL 29 62 0 1 62 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 CLE AL 30 69 0 0 69 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 CLE AL 31 66 0 5 66 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 CLE AL 32 44 0 1 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 SFG NL 32 32 0 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 SEA AL 33 68 0 7 68 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 SEA AL 34 66 0 4 66 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 PHI NL 35 71 0 68 71 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 PHI NL 36 74 0 69 74 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 PHI NL 37 61 0 57 61 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 PIT NL 38 70 0 68 70 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 PIT NL 39 55 0 53 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 COL NL 40 79 0 76 79 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 PHI NL 41 40 0 38 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 DET AL 41 16 0 0 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Seasons 1023 95 480 1022 1022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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%
1987 BAL AL 21 143 83% 27% 2 50% 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 BAL AL 24 202 76% 34% 8 75% 0 3 1 2 5 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1991 BAL AL 25 566 81% 28% 19 100% 0 18 2 16 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 100%
1992 CLE AL 26 400 81% 26% 13 92% 0 4 1 3 12 11 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1992 BAL AL 26 300 88% 34% 10 100% 0 8 2 5 9 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1993 CLE AL 27 897 83% 34% 35 80% 1 15 0 13 29 26 0 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 9 78%
1994 CLE AL 28 315 74% 36% 15 80% 0 3 1 2 11 11 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1995 CLE AL 29 250 74% 36% 12 83% 0 6 0 6 10 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1996 CLE AL 30 304 73% 31% 5 60% 1 5 0 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0%
1997 CLE AL 31 356 74% 29% 5 100% 0 5 0 4 5 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 1 100%
1998 CLE AL 32 244 78% 35% 13 77% 0 4 1 3 10 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 50%
1998 SFG NL 32 139 76% 32% 4 25% 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1999 SEA AL 33 325 80% 32% 12 92% 0 11 2 7 7 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 100%
2000 SEA AL 34 372 68% 21% 8 100% 0 6 0 5 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
2001 PHI NL 35 291 75% 30% 11 100% 0 4 1 1 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
2002 PHI NL 36 331 71% 25% 16 100% 1 1 1 0 15 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
2003 PHI NL 37 273 76% 32% 3 67% 0 4 0 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2004 PIT NL 38 295 83% 36% 11 91% 0 4 0 2 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 100%
2005 PIT NL 39 257 79% 31% 14 93% 2 2 0 2 13 10 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 6 83%
2006 COL NL 40 314 77% 34% 12 100% 0 2 1 1 11 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 3 100%
2007 PHI NL 41 170 79% 35% 4 100% 0 2 0 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 DET AL 41 59 75% 32% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Seasons 6803 78% 31% 233 88% 5 109 13 84 194 156 10 17 3 7 7 8 11 5 10 1 55 89%
MLB Averages 78% 32% 90% 84%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
2013 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1995 AL (4, 33%)
0.33 Career Shares (589th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1995 AL (2, 39%)
0.39 Career Shares (125th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1994 AL  51 (2nd)
Career  1,022 (11th)

Oldest s c a p y
2007 AL  born 1966-05-22 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1987 AL  born 1966-05-22 (2nd)

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Name and misspellings: Jose Joe Ramon Jose Nova Table Mesa

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