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Greg Olson

Gregory William Olson

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: September 6, 1960 in Marshall, MN
High School: Edina HS (Edina, MN)
School: University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 7th round of the 1982 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 27, 1989 (Age 28.294)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1990 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Twins 1989-1993

Final Game: September 30, 1993 (Age 33.024)
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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
1989 28 MIN AL 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 176 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1990 ★ 29 ATL NL 100 332 298 36 78 12 1 7 36 1 1 30 51 .262 .332 .379 .712 92 113 8 2 1 1 4 2/5 AS
1991 30 ATL NL 133 464 411 46 99 25 0 6 44 1 1 44 48 .241 .316 .345 .662 82 142 13 3 2 4 3 *2
1992 31 ATL NL 95 340 302 27 72 14 2 3 27 2 1 34 31 .238 .316 .328 .643 78 99 8 1 1 2 4 2
1993 32 ATL NL 83 295 262 23 59 10 0 4 24 1 0 29 27 .225 .304 .309 .613 65 81 11 1 2 1 0 2
5 Yrs 414 1433 1275 132 309 61 3 20 131 5 3 137 157 .242 .317 .342 .659 80 436 40 7 6 8 11
162 Game Avg. 162 561 499 52 121 24 1 8 51 2 1 54 61 .242 .317 .342 .659 80 171 16 3 2 3 4
ATL (4 yrs) 411 1431 1273 132 308 61 3 20 131 5 3 137 157 .242 .317 .342 .659 80 435 40 7 6 8 11
MIN (1 yr) 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 176 1 0 0 0 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 411 1431 1273 132 308 61 3 20 131 5 3 137 157 .242 .317 .342 .659 80 435 40 7 6 8 11
AL (1 yr) 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 176 1 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
1989 28 MIN AL 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .508 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /2
1990 ★ 29 ATL NL 100 332 0 -1 -0 -5 5 -1 -0.0 11 10 1.0 .499 .500 1.4 0.1 15 $100,000 2/5 AS
1991 30 ATL NL 133 464 -7 -2 -1 -6 7 -9 -1.0 15 6 0.5 .493 .494 1.1 0.1 12 *2
1992 31 ATL NL 95 340 -9 -1 -1 5 5 -0 -0.1 10 10 0.9 .499 .500 0.3 1.2 5 $350,000 2
1993 32 ATL NL 83 295 -9 -2 -2 -3 4 -11 -1.2 9 -2 -0.3 .486 .493 -0.1 0.2 1 $925,000 2
5 Seasons 414 1433 -24 -6 -4 -9 22 -21 -2.3 45 24 2.2 .495 .496 2.7 1.5 33 $1,375,000
ATL (4 yrs) 411 1431 -25 -6 -4 -9 22 -21 -2.3 45 24 2.1 .494 .496 2.7 1.5 33 $1,375,000
MIN (1 yr) 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .508 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1991 30 ATL NL NLCS PIT W 7 28 24 3 8 1 0 1 4 1 0 4 3 .333 .429 .500 .929 12 0 0 0 0 0
1991 30 ATL NL WS MIN L 7 32 27 3 6 2 0 0 1 1 0 5 4 .222 .344 .296 .640 8 0 0 0 0 0
1993 32 ATL NL NLCS PHI L 2 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .500 .667 1.167 2 0 1 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 16 64 54 6 15 4 0 1 5 2 0 9 8 .278 .391 .407 .798 22 0 1 0 0 0
2 NLCS 9 32 27 3 9 2 0 1 4 1 0 4 4 .333 .438 .519 .956 14 0 1 0 0 0
1 WS 7 32 27 3 6 2 0 0 1 1 0 5 4 .222 .344 .296 .640 8 0 0 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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1989 MIN AL 28 C 3 0 0 5.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.20 1.33 .990 6.30 6.17 0 0 1 0 0% 31% 0
1990 ATL NL 29 C 97 78 64 719.1 551 501 43 7 3 .987 -5 -8 6.81 5.61 .987 6.65 6.61 2 28 75 23 23% 29% 0 AS
1990 ATL NL 29 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70 AS
1991 ATL NL 30 C 127 113 99 1010.1 773 721 48 4 7 .995 -6 -7 6.85 6.06 .988 6.78 6.75 5 47 95 37 28% 33% 0
1992 ATL NL 31 C 94 85 75 754.2 566 522 43 1 8 .998 5 8 6.74 6.01 .991 6.67 6.67 4 25 70 45 39% 32% 0
1993 ATL NL 32 C 81 73 56 641.0 486 445 35 6 6 .988 -3 -6 6.74 5.93 .989 6.74 6.69 6 22 56 23 29% 31% 0
5 Seasons C 402 349 294 3130.1 2380 2193 169 18 24 .992 -9 -3 6.79 5.88 .989 6.71 6.68 17 122 297 128 30% 32% 0
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
5 Seasons TOT 403 349 294 3131.1 2380 2193 169 18 24 .992 -9 -3 6.79 5.86 .989 6.71 6.67 17 122 297 128 30% 32% 0
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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1991 NL  127 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1991 NL  721 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1991 NL  7 (5th)
1992 NL  8 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1991 NL  95 (2nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1992 NL  45 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1992 NL  39.1 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1992 NL  5 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1991 NL  .995 (2nd)
1992 NL  .998 (2nd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 13 (1055), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2805), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (445th), 2.2 career WAR/2.2 7yr-peak WAR/2.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 7, 1982: Drafted by the New York Mets in the 7th round of the 1982 amateur draft.
  • October 15, 1988: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 30, 1988: Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins.
  • October 15, 1989: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 6, 1989: Signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
  • December 6, 1993: Released by the Atlanta Braves.
  • December 20, 1993: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1990 29 Atlanta Braves $100,000 ? 11/21/90 NYT
1992 31 Atlanta Braves $350,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 32 Atlanta Braves $925,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,375,000
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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