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Damian Miller

Damian Donald Miller

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 202 lb.

Born: October 13, 1969 in La Crosse, WI
High School: West Salem HS (West Salem, WI)
School: Viterbo University (La Crosse, WI)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 20th round of the 1990 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 1990. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 10, 1997 (Age 27.301, 14,732nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1998 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Diamondbacks/Brewers/Cubs/Athletics/Twins 1997-2007
Agents: Bob Garber [*]
Last Game: September 30, 2007 (Age 37.352)
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1997 MIN AL 27 C 20 15 13 135.1 88 85 3 0 1 1.000 -1 -9 5.85 4.40 .991 7.15 7.09 3 9 4 3 43% 33% 0
1997 MIN AL 27 DH 3 3
1998 ARI NL 28 C 46 43 41 388.1 285 255 26 4 2 .986 -2 -6 6.51 6.11 .990 7.51 7.47 5 18 23 12 34% 32% 0
1998 ARI NL 28 DH 2 0
1998 ARI NL 28 OF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.15
1998 ARI NL 28 RF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.05
1998 ARI NL 28 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 480 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.40
1999 ARI NL 29 C 86 78 71 715.1 689 622 61 6 9 .991 3 5 8.59 7.94 .990 7.41 7.35 11 24 67 36 35% 29% 0
2000 ARI NL 30 C 97 91 84 805.2 734 681 47 6 4 .992 9 13 8.13 7.51 .990 7.45 7.38 3 17 50 33 40% 32% 1
2000 ARI NL 30 1B 2 0 0 3.0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 -0 -200 6.00 1.00 .993 9.30 9.15
2001 ARI NL 31 C 121 111 83 978.0 1054 966 81 7 6 .993 3 4 9.63 8.65 .992 7.74 7.65 10 27 68 39 36% 33% 0
2002 ARI NL 32 C 100 90 65 763.0 767 716 49 2 8 .997 1 2 9.02 7.65 .991 7.53 7.47 8 29 41 25 38% 32% 1 AS
2003 CHC NL 33 C 114 103 91 929.2 1016 940 73 3 6 .997 3 0 4 0 9.81 8.89 .992 7.33 7.26 8 38 42 27 39% 31% 0
2004 OAK AL 34 C 109 109 98 963.2 751 701 49 1 4 .999 9 1 11 2 7.00 6.88 .992 7.12 7.07 9 22 46 35 43% 32% 0
2005 MIL NL 35 C 111 104 97 917.1 776 723 50 3 10 .996 1 -3 1 -4 7.58 6.96 .992 7.26 7.16 4 34 52 24 32% 29% 0
2006 MIL NL 36 C 98 98 89 840.0 693 648 43 2 4 .997 0 6 0 9 7.40 7.05 .992 7.37 7.32 3 34 36 17 32% 28% 0
2007 MIL NL 37 C 56 50 44 446.1 388 359 28 1 2 .997 2 2 5 6 7.80 6.91 .991 7.39 7.36 1 19 24 12 33% 25% 0
2007 MIL NL 37 1B 1 1 0 6.0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -1 -1 -120 -180 6.00 4.00 .992 9.15 9.20
11 Seasons C 958 892 776 7882.2 7241 6696 510 35 56 .995 28 7 4 2 8.23 7.52 .991 7.40 7.34 65 271 453 263 37% 31% 2
2 Seasons DH 5 3
3 Seasons 1B 4 1 0 10.0 9 6 1 2 0 .778 -1 -1 -84 -200 6.30 1.75 .992 9.27 9.23
1 Season OF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.15
1 Season RF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.05
11 Seasons TOT 964 893 776 7895.2 7250 6702 511 37 56 .995 27 6 4 1 8.22 7.48 .991 7.40 7.33 65 271 453 263 37% 31% 2
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP 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
1997 MIN AL 27 C -1 -9 -1
1998 ARI NL 28 C -2 -6 -2
1998 ARI NL 28 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 ARI NL 28 1B 0 480 0 0 0 0
1999 ARI NL 29 C 3 5 3
2000 ARI NL 30 C 9 13 9
2000 ARI NL 30 1B -0 -200 -0 -0 0 0
2001 ARI NL 31 C 3 4 3
2002 ARI NL 32 C 1 2 1
2003 CHC NL 33 C 3 4 3 0 0 1 -4 3
2004 OAK AL 34 C 9 11 9 1 2 1 -1 1
2005 MIL NL 35 C 1 1 1 -3 -4 1 0 -1
2006 MIL NL 36 C 0 0 0 6 9 -1 5 2
2007 MIL NL 37 C 2 5 2 2 6 0 0 2
2007 MIL NL 37 1B -1 -120 -1 -1 0 0 -1 -180 -1
11 Seasons C 28 4 28 7 2 2 0 7
3 Seasons 1B -1 -84 -1 -1 0 0 -1 -200 -1
1 Season RF 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons TOT 27 4 -1 -1 0 0 0 28 6 1 -1 2 0 7

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1997 MIN AL 27 25 18 25 20 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0
1998 ARI NL 28 57 43 57 48 0 46 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 10 2
1999 ARI NL 29 86 78 86 86 0 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000 ARI NL 30 100 91 100 99 0 97 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2001 ARI NL 31 123 111 123 121 0 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2002 ARI NL 32 101 90 101 100 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2003 CHC NL 33 114 103 114 114 0 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2004 OAK AL 34 110 109 110 109 0 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2005 MIL NL 35 114 104 114 111 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2006 MIL NL 36 101 98 101 98 0 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2007 MIL NL 37 58 51 58 57 0 56 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 Seasons 989 896 989 963 0 958 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 36 2
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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1997 MIN AL 27 591 4.06 5.25 0 0 0 85 0 0 2 83 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1998 ARI NL 28 1651 4.22 4.80 18 78% 0 0 255 7 0 6 242 25 6 0 0 8 4 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 100%
1999 ARI NL 29 3011 3.69 4.00 25 92% 0 0 622 14 0 8 600 61 6 2 1 21 6 0 2 4 1 9 0 0 1 7 86%
2000 ARI NL 30 3370 3.91 4.23 26 100% 0 0 682 19 1 8 654 46 5 1 1 15 6 1 0 5 0 4 0 0 0 2 100%
2001 ARI NL 31 4038 3.53 3.86 41 98% 0 1 966 29 4 3 930 81 11 0 0 33 7 1 0 6 0 6 0 1 1 10 90%
2002 ARI NL 32 3203 4.13 4.39 20 100% 0 0 735 15 3 5 712 30 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 8 0 1 1 4 100%
2003 CHC NL 33 4019 3.88 4.24 42 93% 0 1 940 23 1 12 903 73 12 1 1 34 3 0 1 2 0 6 1 0 1 16 88%
2004 OAK AL 34 4153 4.24 4.60 33 100% 0 1 701 28 1 10 662 49 4 0 0 19 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 5 100%
2005 MIL NL 35 4012 4.02 4.41 36 97% 0 0 723 22 6 4 691 50 12 2 1 20 3 0 1 2 0 10 0 2 2 15 100%
2006 MIL NL 36 3627 4.58 4.92 25 92% 0 1 648 16 1 5 626 43 7 0 0 22 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 2 10 80%
2007 MIL NL 37 1977 4.36 4.86 14 93% 0 0 359 9 3 4 343 28 4 0 0 10 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 100%
11 Seasons 33652 4.03 4.40 280 95% 0 4 6716 182 20 67 6446 489 72 7 4 184 35 2 6 27 1 56 1 4 9 77 92%
MLB Averages 4.46 4.86 93% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1997 MIN AL 27 3 9 234 4 3 1 43% 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 3 1.32 0.52
1998 ARI NL 28 6 18 579 23 12 11 34% 20 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 60 12 1.48 1.26
1999 ARI NL 29 11 24 1093 67 36 29 35% 60 31 7 3 0 2 0 0 117 44 1.29 1.42
2000 ARI NL 30 2 17 1156 50 33 21 40% 47 25 3 7 0 1 1 0 82 37 1.55 1.34
2001 ARI NL 31 10 27 1387 68 39 33 36% 62 34 6 4 0 1 0 0 130 46 1.38 1.32
2002 ARI NL 32 8 29 1083 41 25 23 38% 33 22 8 2 0 1 1 0 97 30 1.46 1.34
2003 CHC NL 33 8 38 1522 42 27 24 39% 36 22 6 1 0 4 0 0 118 32 1.48 1.36
2004 OAK AL 34 9 22 1571 46 35 18 43% 37 30 9 5 0 0 0 0 98 42 1.21 1.04
2005 MIL NL 35 4 34 1536 52 24 14 32% 48 20 4 2 0 2 0 0 109 31 1.25 1.23
2006 MIL NL 36 3 34 1333 36 17 11 32% 33 15 3 1 0 1 0 0 93 21 1.26 1.35
2007 MIL NL 37 1 19 759 24 12 11 33% 23 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 55 15 1.24 1.29
11 Seasons 65 271 12253 453 263 196 37% 403 225 50 26 0 12 2 0 981 313 1.36 1.29
MLB Averages 30% 1.27 1.24

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1998 ARI NL 28 4 75% 75% 50% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 ARI NL 30 12 58% 67% 25% 1 0% 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 MIL NL 37 25 68% 56% 24% 1 0% 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 41 66% 61% 27% 3 33% 0 6 0 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 31% 93% 83%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1998 ARI NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 64% 82% 64% 1 0%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 64% 82% 64% 1 0%
MLB Averages 45.7% 2.4% 58% 77% 41% 50%



* - 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

Putouts as C s c a p y
2001 NL  966 (1st)
2003 NL  940 (3rd)
Career  6,696 (51st)

Assists as C s c a p y
1999 NL  61 (2nd)
2001 NL  81 (1st)
2003 NL  73 (3rd)
2004 AL  49 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2005 NL  10 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1999 NL  11 (1st)
2001 NL  10 (3rd)
2002 NL  8 (4th)
2003 NL  8 (4th)
2004 AL  9 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2001 NL  68 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1999 NL  36 (3rd)
2000 NL  33 (5th)
2001 NL  39 (3rd)
2003 NL  27 (3rd)
2004 AL  35 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2000 NL  39.8 (5th)
2004 AL  43.2 (4th)
2007 NL  33.3 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2000 NL  9 (3rd)
2004 AL  9 (2nd)
Career  28 (49th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1999 NL  8.59 (1st)
2000 NL  8.13 (2nd)
2001 NL  9.64 (1st)
2002 NL  9.02 (2nd)
2003 NL  9.81 (1st)
Career  8.23 (7th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1999 NL  7.94 (1st)
2000 NL  7.51 (2nd)
2001 NL  8.65 (1st)
2002 NL  7.65 (3rd)
2003 NL  8.89 (2nd)
2004 AL  6.88 (4th)
Career  7.52 (8th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2001 NL  .993 (5th)
2002 NL  .997 (1st)
2003 NL  .997 (3rd)
2004 AL  .999 (1st)
2006 NL  .997 (2nd)
Career  .995 (5th)

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