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Butch Metzger

Clarence Edward Metzger

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 23, 1952 in Lafayette, IN
High School: John F. Kennedy HS (Sacramento, CA)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the 1970 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 8, 1974 (Age 22.108, 11,165th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1976 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Cardinals/Mets/Giants 1974-1978

Final Game: June 28, 1978 (Age 26.036)
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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
1974 SFG NL 22 P 10 0 0 12.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.42 0.20 .945 1.92 1.88 0 1 100% 33% 0
1975 SDP NL 23 P 4 0 0 4.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.93 0.25 .950 1.93 1.85 0 0 0
1976 SDP NL 24 P 77 0 0 123.1 23 5 17 1 0 .957 1.61 0.29 .950 1.88 1.87 14 3 18% 33% 2 RoY-1
1977 TOT NL 25 P 75 1 0 115.1 17 5 12 0 1 1.000 1.33 0.23 .950 1.86 1.85 4 5 56% 35% 0
1977 SDP NL 25 P 17 1 0 22.2 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.19 0.18 .950 1.87 1.85 1 2 67% 35% 0
1977 STL NL 25 P 58 0 0 92.2 14 5 9 0 1 1.000 1.36 0.24 .950 1.86 1.85 3 3 50% 35% 0
1978 NYM NL 26 P 25 0 0 37.1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.21 0.20 .952 1.90 1.89 2 1 33% 32% 0
5 Seasons P 191 1 0 293.1 48 12 35 1 1 .979 1.44 0.25 .950 1.88 1.86 20 10 33% 34% 2
5 Seasons TOT 191 1 0 293.1 48 12 35 1 1 .979 1.44 0.25 .950 1.88 1.86 20 10 33% 34% 2
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
1974 SFG NL 22 P
1975 SDP NL 23 P
1976 SDP NL 24 P
1977 SDP NL 25 P
1977 STL NL 25 P
1978 NYM NL 26 P
5 Seasons P
5 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1974 SFG NL 22 10 0 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 SDP NL 23 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 SDP NL 24 77 0 77 77 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 STL NL 25 58 0 58 58 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 SDP NL 25 17 1 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 NYM NL 26 25 0 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 191 1 191 191 191 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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%
1974 SFG NL 22 60 73% 23% 1 100% 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 SDP NL 23 24 58% 8% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 SDP NL 24 528 77% 22% 22 86% 0 4 0 4 21 17 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 14 86%
1977 STL NL 25 389 80% 23% 13 92% 0 5 0 3 11 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 100%
1977 SDP NL 25 105 85% 26% 5 80% 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 NYM NL 26 180 78% 16% 5 80% 0 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67%
5 Seasons 1286 78% 22% 47 87% 0 11 0 8 42 33 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 22 86%
MLB Averages 82% 28% 90% 88%



* - 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

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1976 NL  77 (2nd)
1977 NL  75 (4th)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Clarence Butch Edward Metzger

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