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Johnny Oates

Johnny Lane Oates

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: January 21, 1946 in Sylva, NC
High School: Prince George HS (Prince George, VA)
School: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
Drafted
by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1967 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1970 (Age 24.239, 10,688th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1972 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Phillies/Dodgers/Orioles/Yankees 1970-1981
Agents: Jerry Kapstein [*]
Last Game: May 24, 1981 (Age 35.123)
Died: December 24, 2004 in Richmond, VA
Buried: Sunset Memorial Park, Chester, VA
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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 Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1970 BAL AL 24 C 4 4 4 47.0 33 30 1 2 1 .939 0 0 5.94 7.75 .988 6.64 6.62 0 2 1 1 50% 40% 0
1972 BAL AL 26 C 82 69 62 633.0 424 391 31 2 4 .995 2 4 6.00 5.15 .985 6.48 6.46 4 18 24 18 43% 39% 2
1973 ATL NL 27 C 86 79 74 715.0 475 409 57 9 6 .981 4 7 5.87 5.42 .987 6.34 6.34 10 23 46 28 38% 36% 3
1974 ATL NL 28 C 91 77 74 728.0 493 434 55 4 4 .992 4 7 6.05 5.37 .985 6.12 6.11 15 14 50 27 35% 33% 3
1975 TOT NL 29 C 88 76 66 686.2 500 450 45 5 10 .990 5 9 6.49 5.63 .985 6.03 6.02 4 28 29 23 44% 32% 3
1975 ATL NL 29 C 6 5 5 42.0 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.71 3.67 .985 6.02 6.02 1 0 3 1 25% 32% 0
1975 PHI NL 29 C 82 71 61 644.2 478 429 44 5 10 .990 5 9 6.60 5.77 .985 6.03 6.02 3 28 26 22 46% 32% 3
1976 PHI NL 30 C 33 26 21 235.2 171 155 15 1 1 .994 1 5 6.49 5.15 .986 5.96 5.94 0 9 15 9 38% 33% 1
1977 LAD NL 31 C 56 38 34 387.0 299 258 37 4 3 .987 -1 -3 6.86 5.27 .985 6.49 6.49 5 12 40 20 33% 35% 1
1978 LAD NL 32 C 24 18 8 147.2 91 77 10 4 1 .956 -1 -8 5.30 3.63 .985 6.17 6.12 0 5 13 6 32% 32% 0
1979 LAD NL 33 C 20 12 6 108.2 79 64 13 2 2 .975 0 0 6.38 3.85 .985 6.13 6.11 4 1 12 7 37% 34% 0
1980 NYY AL 34 C 39 15 11 191.0 110 99 10 1 1 .991 3 19 5.14 2.79 .986 5.48 5.47 1 4 11 12 52% 35% 0
1981 NYY AL 35 C 10 9 7 76.0 54 49 3 2 0 .963 -2 -32 6.16 5.20 .987 5.51 5.49 0 1 10 2 17% 38% 0
11 Seasons C 533 423 367 3955.2 2729 2416 277 36 33 .987 15 5 6.13 5.05 .986 6.19 6.16 43 117 251 153 38% 35% 13
11 Seasons TOT 533 423 367 3955.2 2729 2416 277 36 33 .987 15 5 6.13 5.05 .986 6.19 6.16 43 117 251 153 38% 35% 13
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
1970 BAL AL 24 C 0 0 0
1972 BAL AL 26 C 2 4 2
1973 ATL NL 27 C 4 7 4
1974 ATL NL 28 C 4 7 4
1975 ATL NL 29 C 0 0 0
1975 PHI NL 29 C 5 9 5
1976 PHI NL 30 C 1 5 1
1977 LAD NL 31 C -1 -3 -1
1978 LAD NL 32 C -1 -8 -1
1979 LAD NL 33 C 0 0 0
1980 NYY AL 34 C 3 19 3
1981 NYY AL 35 C -2 -32 -2
11 Seasons C 15 5 15
11 Seasons TOT 15 5 15

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1970 BAL AL 24 5 4 5 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1972 BAL AL 26 85 69 85 82 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1973 ATL NL 27 93 79 93 86 0 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
1974 ATL NL 28 100 77 100 91 0 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
1975 PHI NL 29 90 71 90 82 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1975 ATL NL 29 8 5 8 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1976 PHI NL 30 37 26 37 33 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
1977 LAD NL 31 60 38 60 56 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
1978 LAD NL 32 40 18 40 24 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
1979 LAD NL 33 26 12 26 20 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1980 NYY AL 34 39 15 39 39 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1981 NYY AL 35 10 9 10 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 593 423 593 533 0 533 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88 9
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%
1970 BAL AL 24 196 2.87 2.87 2 50% 0 0 30 1 0 0 29 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
1972 BAL AL 26 2554 2.86 3.11 37 97% 0 0 393 27 1 5 360 30 7 0 0 4 2 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 9 100%
1973 ATL NL 27 3029 3.91 4.37 39 97% 1 0 410 27 4 11 368 59 10 0 0 9 9 0 4 5 0 6 0 1 1 5 100%
1974 ATL NL 28 3054 3.17 3.65 54 100% 0 0 430 38 4 12 376 51 10 1 0 8 4 0 1 3 0 4 0 2 3 4 100%
1975 PHI NL 29 2701 3.69 4.12 32 88% 0 0 427 19 3 7 398 44 9 1 0 4 5 2 1 2 1 10 1 1 2 9 56%
1975 ATL NL 29 182 4.29 5.14 4 100% 0 0 22 3 0 1 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1976 PHI NL 30 958 2.60 3.13 12 100% 0 0 154 3 1 7 143 18 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 100%
1977 LAD NL 31 1621 3.14 3.56 26 96% 0 0 257 19 4 4 230 35 7 0 1 5 4 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 2 4 100%
1978 LAD NL 32 606 2.86 3.11 12 92% 0 0 77 6 1 3 67 10 4 1 0 1 4 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 100%
1979 LAD NL 33 461 3.73 4.22 9 100% 0 0 63 5 0 3 55 14 4 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 100%
1980 NYY AL 34 808 3.72 4.34 4 75% 0 0 99 3 1 2 93 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1981 NYY AL 35 315 2.61 3.55 3 67% 0 0 49 1 0 2 46 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
11 Seasons 16485 3.33 3.76 234 95% 1 0 2411 152 19 57 2183 276 59 3 1 34 36 2 14 20 2 33 1 5 8 44 91%
MLB Averages 3.70 4.18 95% 90%

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
1970 BAL AL 24 0 2 76 1 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1.50 3.46
1972 BAL AL 26 4 18 867 24 18 15 43% 23 16 1 0 0 2 2 0 57 23 1.40 1.28
1973 ATL NL 27 10 23 1125 46 28 26 38% 43 23 2 4 1 1 3 0 107 42 1.18 1.18
1974 ATL NL 28 15 14 1171 50 25 24 33% 50 21 0 3 0 1 3 0 101 32 1.42 1.26
1975 PHI NL 29 3 28 1011 26 22 22 46% 24 17 1 2 1 3 3 0 80 28 1.24 1.44
1975 ATL NL 29 1 0 67 3 1 1 25% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0.92 0.60
1976 PHI NL 30 0 9 339 15 9 8 38% 13 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 29 11 1.13 1.19
1977 LAD NL 31 5 12 606 40 20 19 33% 35 16 5 3 0 1 1 0 67 23 1.33 1.50
1978 LAD NL 32 0 5 221 13 6 4 32% 12 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 24 6 1.40 0.95
1979 LAD NL 33 4 1 182 12 7 7 37% 12 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 21 8 1.09 1.34
1980 NYY AL 34 2 4 307 11 12 10 52% 11 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 21 13 1.12 1.58
1981 NYY AL 35 0 1 122 10 2 2 17% 8 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 13 2 1.28 0.20
11 Seasons 44 117 6094 251 151 139 38% 235 124 12 16 4 11 13 0 531 191 1.28 1.31
MLB Averages 35% 1.29 1.26



* - 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

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1975 NL  10 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1974 NL  15 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1972 AL  42.9 (4th)
1975 NL  44.2 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1972 AL  2 (4th)
1973 NL  4 (5th)
1974 NL  4 (5th)
Career  15 (79th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1975 NL  6.49 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1975 NL  5.63 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1972 AL  .995 (1st)
1974 NL  .992 (3rd)
1975 NL  .990 (4th)

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