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Roger Metzger

Roger Henry Metzger

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: October 10, 1947 in Fredericksburg, TX
High School: Holy Cross HS (San Antonio, TX)
Schools: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), St. Edward's University (Austin, TX)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1969 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 16, 1970 (Age 22.249)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Giants/Cubs 1970-1980

Final Game: August 10, 1980 (Age 32.305)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 1, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1800. Billy Sullivan… #1801. Bill Carrigan… #1802. Pete Suder… #1803. ROGER METZGER… #1804. Don Kolloway… #1805. Kosuke Fukudome… #1806. Jeff Reboulet… 

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
1970 22 CHC NL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1971 23 HOU NL 150 617 562 64 132 14 11 0 26 15 6 44 50 .235 .294 .299 .593 71 168 5 4 5 2 4 *6
1972 24 HOU NL 153 715 641 84 142 12 3 2 38 23 9 60 71 .222 .288 .259 .547 58 166 7 1 9 4 1 *6
1973 25 HOU NL 154 637 580 67 145 11 14 1 35 10 4 39 70 .250 .299 .322 .622 74 187 10 3 12 3 0 *6 GG
1974 26 HOU NL 143 633 572 66 145 18 10 0 30 9 7 37 73 .253 .297 .320 .617 77 183 13 0 21 3 1 *6
1975 27 HOU NL 127 510 450 54 102 7 9 2 26 4 5 41 39 .227 .289 .296 .584 69 133 6 0 15 4 10 *6
1976 28 HOU NL 152 543 481 37 101 13 8 0 29 1 1 52 63 .210 .286 .270 .556 66 130 11 0 8 2 10 *6/4
1977 29 HOU NL 97 307 269 24 50 9 6 0 16 2 0 32 24 .186 .272 .264 .535 51 71 7 0 5 1 3 6/4
1978 30 TOT NL 120 393 358 28 88 10 2 0 23 8 1 24 26 .246 .292 .285 .577 66 102 12 0 9 2 3 *6/4
1978 30 HOU NL 45 138 123 11 27 4 1 0 6 0 0 12 9 .220 .287 .268 .555 62 33 8 0 2 1 3 6/4
1978 30 SFG NL 75 255 235 17 61 6 1 0 17 8 1 12 17 .260 .294 .294 .588 68 69 4 0 7 1 0 6
1979 31 SFG NL 94 288 259 24 65 7 8 0 31 11 3 23 31 .251 .311 .340 .651 84 88 6 0 5 1 2 64/5
1980 32 SFG NL 28 31 27 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .074 .167 .074 .241 -29 2 2 0 1 0 0 6/4
11 Yrs 1219 4676 4201 453 972 101 71 5 254 83 36 355 449 .231 .291 .293 .584 68 1230 79 8 90 22 34
162 Game Avg. 162 621 558 60 129 13 9 1 34 11 5 47 60 .231 .291 .293 .584 68 163 10 1 12 3 5
HOU (8 yrs) 1021 4100 3678 407 844 88 62 5 206 64 32 317 399 .229 .291 .291 .582 67 1071 67 8 77 20 32
SFG (3 yrs) 197 574 521 46 128 13 9 0 48 19 4 38 50 .246 .296 .305 .601 71 159 12 0 13 2 2
CHC (1 yr) 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 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
1970 22 CHC NL 1 2 -1 0 0 -0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .423 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 /6
1971 23 HOU NL 150 617 -17 1 4 -5 9 -9 -0.9 21 12 1.2 .493 .494 1.7 0.5 18 *6
1972 24 HOU NL 153 715 -29 5 3 -8 9 -20 -2.2 21 1 -0.2 .485 .486 0.6 0.2 9 *6
1973 25 HOU NL 154 637 -16 2 2 -5 10 -8 -1.0 21 13 1.0 .495 .495 1.6 0.4 18 *6 GG
1974 26 HOU NL 143 633 -16 -1 1 -5 9 -12 -1.4 20 8 0.5 .491 .492 1.0 0.4 13 *6
1975 27 HOU NL 127 510 -20 1 2 10 8 0 -0.0 17 17 1.6 .500 .500 0.4 2.0 7 *6
1976 28 HOU NL 152 543 -19 -1 -0 4 10 -7 -0.9 18 10 0.8 .495 .495 0.3 1.5 7 *6/4
1977 29 HOU NL 97 307 -14 1 1 -3 6 -10 -1.1 10 0 -0.1 .489 .494 0.2 0.2 3 $65,000 6/4
1978 30 HOU NL 45 138 -7 -1 -1 -3 3 -10 -1.1 4 -5 -0.6 .476 .493 -0.3 -0.1 -2 6/4
1978 30 SFG NL 75 255 -8 1 0 -14 4 -16 -1.8 8 -8 -1.0 .476 .489 0.6 -1.1 6 6
1979 31 SFG NL 94 288 -5 2 1 -3 5 -1 -0.1 9 9 0.9 .499 .500 1.1 0.2 12 64/5
1980 32 SFG NL 28 31 -5 0 -0 -2 1 -7 -0.8 1 -6 -0.6 .473 .495 -0.4 -0.2 -3 6/4
11 Seasons 1219 4676 -159 11 13 -37 73 -99 -11.3 150 51 3.4 .491 .494 6.8 4.0 88 $65,000
HOU (8 yrs) 1021 4100 -140 7 12 -17 63 -75 -8.6 131 56 4.2 .492 .493 5.5 5.1 73 $65,000
SFG (3 yrs) 197 574 -18 4 1 -20 10 -23 -2.6 19 -5 -0.7 .487 .495 1.3 -1.1 15
CHC (1 yr) 1 2 -1 0 0 -0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .423 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0

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 Awards
1970 CHC NL 22 SS 1 1 0 7.0 6 1 4 1 1 .833 -0 -34 6.43 5.00 .965 5.01 5.00
1971 HOU NL 23 SS 148 145 133 1302.1 751 275 459 17 91 .977 -5 -5 5.07 4.96 .968 5.14 5.13
1972 HOU NL 24 SS 153 153 149 1373.1 764 238 504 22 101 .971 -8 -7 4.86 4.85 .967 5.04 5.06
1973 HOU NL 25 SS 149 146 139 1306.2 672 231 429 12 83 .982 -5 -5 4.55 4.43 .961 4.93 4.93 GG
1974 HOU NL 26 SS 143 142 140 1261.2 706 238 451 17 85 .976 -5 -5 4.91 4.82 .961 4.97 4.97
1975 HOU NL 27 SS 126 123 114 1094.1 642 186 441 15 83 .977 10 11 5.16 4.98 .963 4.99 4.99
1976 HOU NL 28 SS 150 149 135 1304.1 725 253 462 10 93 .986 5 4 4.93 4.77 .964 5.05 5.04
1976 HOU NL 28 2B 2 2 2 17.0 11 5 6 0 0 1.000 -1 -78 5.82 5.50 .975 5.51 5.45
1977 HOU NL 29 SS 96 86 60 758.0 401 130 260 11 45 .973 -3 -5 4.63 4.06 .963 5.02 5.03
1977 HOU NL 29 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.20
1978 TOT NL 30 SS 116 105 88 926.0 472 171 287 14 51 .970 -18 -23 4.45 3.95 .966 4.88 4.84
1978 HOU NL 30 SS 42 38 31 333.2 168 59 103 6 21 .964 -4 -13 4.37 3.86 .966 4.88 4.84
1978 HOU NL 30 2B 1 0 0 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 300 9.00 2.00 .975 5.40 5.20
1978 SFG NL 30 SS 74 67 57 592.1 304 112 184 8 30 .974 -14 -29 4.50 4.00 .966 4.88 4.84
1979 SFG NL 31 SS 78 68 56 598.1 342 108 219 15 34 .956 -3 -6 4.92 4.19 .965 5.00 4.98
1979 SFG NL 31 2B 10 5 5 55.0 32 14 18 0 4 1.000 0 0 5.24 3.20 .979 5.42 5.40
1979 SFG NL 31 3B 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
1980 SFG NL 32 SS 13 7 3 69.0 34 14 19 1 4 .971 -2 -37 4.30 2.54 .966 5.01 5.02
1980 SFG NL 32 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -360 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.50
11 Seasons SS 1173 1125 1017 10001.0 5515 1845 3535 135 671 .976 -36 -4 4.84 4.59 .964 5.01 5.00
5 Seasons 2B 15 7 7 76.0 45 19 26 0 4 1.000 -1 -16 5.33 3.00 .978 5.44 5.39
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
11 Seasons TOT 1189 1132 1024 10077.0 5560 1864 3561 135 675 .976 -37 -4 4.85 4.56 .964 5.01 5.00
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Gold Gloves
1973 NL (SS)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1975 NL  2.0 (6th)
1976 NL  1.5 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1972 NL  153 (2nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1972 NL  641 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1972 NL  715 (2nd)

Triples s c a p y
1971 NL  11 (1st)
1973 NL  14 (1st)
1974 NL  10 (4th)
1975 NL  9 (6th)
1976 NL  8 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1972 NL  23 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
1972 NL  125 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1973 NL  12 (6th)
1974 NL  21 (3rd)
1975 NL  15 (7th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1972 NL  9 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1972 NL  528 (1st)
1973 NL  464 (10th)
1974 NL  471 (8th)

Assistss c a p y
1972 NL  504 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1971 NL  148 (4th)
1972 NL  153 (1st)
1973 NL  149 (4th)
1976 NL  150 (3rd)
Career  1,173 (99th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1971 NL  275 (1st)
1972 NL  238 (4th)
1973 NL  231 (5th)
1974 NL  238 (4th)
1976 NL  253 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1971 NL  459 (5th)
1972 NL  504 (2nd)
1973 NL  429 (4th)
1974 NL  451 (5th)
1975 NL  441 (3rd)
Career  3,535 (97th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1972 NL  22 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1971 NL  91 (4th)
1972 NL  101 (1st)
1974 NL  85 (5th)
1975 NL  83 (4th)
1976 NL  93 (2nd)
Career  671 (95th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1975 NL  10 (3rd)
1976 NL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1975 NL  5.16 (4th)
Career  4.85 (25th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1971 NL  4.96 (4th)
1975 NL  4.98 (3rd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1972 NL  .971 (3rd)
1973 NL  .982 (1st)
1974 NL  .976 (2nd)
1975 NL  .977 (3rd)
1976 NL  .986 (1st)
1978 NL  .970 (3rd)
Career  .976 (33rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 2 (618), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 9 (1503), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1713), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1199), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (257th), 3.4 career WAR/6.0 7yr-peak WAR/4.7 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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
1977 29 Houston Astros $65,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$65,000
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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