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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)
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 Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1974 22 SFG NL 1 0 1.000 3.55 10 0 4 0 0 0 12.2 11 5 5 0 12 7 5 0 0 0 60 111 4.63 1.816 7.8 0.0 8.5 3.6 0.42
1975 23 SDP NL 1 0 1.000 7.71 4 0 3 0 0 0 4.2 6 4 4 1 4 1 6 0 0 0 24 49 5.37 2.143 11.6 1.9 7.7 11.6 1.50
1976 24 SDP NL 11 4 .733 2.92 77 0 62 0 0 16 123.1 119 44 40 5 52 14 89 3 1 0 528 112 3.05 1.386 8.7 0.4 3.8 6.5 1.71 RoY-1
1977 25 TOT NL 4 2 .667 3.59 75 1 32 0 0 7 115.1 105 52 46 13 50 6 54 2 0 2 494 107 4.62 1.344 8.2 1.0 3.9 4.2 1.08
1977 25 SDP NL 0 0 5.56 17 1 4 0 0 0 22.2 27 16 14 5 12 4 6 1 0 0 105 65 6.80 1.721 10.7 2.0 4.8 2.4 0.50
1977 25 STL NL 4 2 .667 3.11 58 0 28 0 0 7 92.2 78 36 32 8 38 2 48 1 0 2 389 125 4.09 1.252 7.6 0.8 3.7 4.7 1.26
1978 26 NYM NL 1 3 .250 6.51 25 0 11 0 0 0 37.1 48 28 27 4 22 7 21 1 1 0 180 54 4.70 1.875 11.6 1.0 5.3 5.1 0.95
5 Yrs 18 9 .667 3.74 191 1 112 0 0 23 293.1 289 133 122 23 140 35 175 6 2 2 1286 95 3.98 1.463 8.9 0.7 4.3 5.4 1.25
162 Game Avg. 6 3 .667 3.74 68 0 40 0 0 8 104 102 47 43 8 50 12 62 2 1 1 455 95 3.98 1.463 8.9 0.7 4.3 5.4 1.25
SDP (3 yrs) 12 4 .750 3.46 98 1 69 0 0 16 150.2 152 64 58 11 68 19 101 4 1 0 657 96 3.69 1.460 9.1 0.7 4.1 6.0 1.49
NYM (1 yr) 1 3 .250 6.51 25 0 11 0 0 0 37.1 48 28 27 4 22 7 21 1 1 0 180 54 4.70 1.875 11.6 1.0 5.3 5.1 0.95
SFG (1 yr) 1 0 1.000 3.55 10 0 4 0 0 0 12.2 11 5 5 0 12 7 5 0 0 0 60 111 4.63 1.816 7.8 0.0 8.5 3.6 0.42
STL (1 yr) 4 2 .667 3.11 58 0 28 0 0 7 92.2 78 36 32 8 38 2 48 1 0 2 389 125 4.09 1.252 7.6 0.8 3.7 4.7 1.26
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1974 22 SFG NL 12.2 10 0 5 3.55 4.36 -0.02 -0.35 106.9 4.30 1 0.1 1.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .511 .501
1975 23 SDP NL 4.2 4 0 4 7.71 4.12 -0.21 -0.33 91.3 3.65 -2 -0.2 .6 0.0 -0.1 -2 .443 .499
1976 24 SDP NL 123.1 77 0 44 3.21 4.09 0.11 -0.33 96.1 3.50 3 0.3 1.5 -0.1 1.4 14 .504 .502 RoY-1
1977 25 SDP NL 22.2 17 1 16 6.35 4.53 -0.20 -0.30 91.8 4.07 -6 -0.6 .8 0.0 -0.4 -4 .464 .496
1977 25 STL NL 92.2 58 0 36 3.50 4.47 0.21 -0.34 98.1 3.85 3 0.3 1.1 -0.2 0.9 12 .506 .502
1978 26 NYM NL 37.1 25 0 28 6.75 4.13 -0.14 -0.34 98.6 3.88 -12 -1.3 .7 0.1 -0.9 -9 .447 .492
5 Seasons 293.1 191 1 133 4.08 4.26 0.08 -0.33 97.1 3.74 -14 -1.4 1.1 -0.1 1.1 13 .493 .500
SDP (3 yrs) 150.2 98 1 64 3.82 4.16 0.06 -0.33 95.3 3.59 -5 -0.5 1.3 -0.0 0.8 8 .495 .501
NYM (1 yr) 37.1 25 0 28 6.75 4.13 -0.14 -0.34 98.6 3.88 -12 -1.3 .7 0.1 -0.9 -9 .447 .492
SFG (1 yr) 12.2 10 0 5 3.55 4.36 -0.02 -0.35 106.9 4.30 1 0.1 1.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .511 .501
STL (1 yr) 92.2 58 0 36 3.50 4.47 0.21 -0.34 98.1 3.85 3 0.3 1.1 -0.2 0.9 12 .506 .502

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
1974 22 SFG NL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 23 SDP NL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1976 24 SDP NL 77 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -37 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 RoY-1
1977 25 TOT NL 75 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 2 0 0 1
1977 25 SDP NL 17 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 25 STL NL 58 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 2 0 0 1
1978 26 NYM NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
5 Yrs 191 21 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .000 .118 .000 .118 -64 0 1 0 4 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 18 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 .000 .118 .000 .118 -64 0 1 0 3 0 0
SDP (3 yrs) 98 15 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000 .154 .000 .154 -52 0 0 0 2 0 0
NYM (1 yr) 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SFG (1 yr) 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
STL (1 yr) 58 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 2 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
1974 22 SFG NL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1975 23 SDP NL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1976 24 SDP NL 77 12 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1 RoY-1
1977 25 SDP NL 17 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1977 25 STL NL 58 6 -1 0 -0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1978 26 NYM NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
5 Seasons 191 21 -2 -0 -0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1
SDP (3 yrs) 98 15 -2 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .501 0.1 0.0 1
NYM (1 yr) 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
SFG (1 yr) 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0
STL (1 yr) 58 6 -1 0 -0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Standard Fielding

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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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1976 NL  77 (2nd)
1977 NL  75 (4th)

Saves s c a p y
1976 NL  16 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1976 NL  62 (1st)

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

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 5 (1927), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1471), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1244th), 1.3 career WAR/1.3 7yr-peak WAR/1.3 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Clarence Butch Edward Metzger

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