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Jorge Orta

Jorge (Nunez) Orta

Positions: Second Baseman, Designated Hitter and Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: November 26, 1950 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1972 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Royals/Indians/BlueJays/Dodgers 1972-1987

Final Game: June 10, 1987 (Age 36)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #868. Frank Demaree… #869. George Wright… #870. Charlie Hollocher… #871. JORGE ORTA… #872. Lyn Lary… #873. Ruppert Jones… #874. Ellis Valentine… 

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
1972 21 CHW AL 51 133 124 20 25 3 1 3 11 3 3 6 37 .202 .244 .315 .559 64 39 2 1 2 0 0 64/5
1973 22 CHW AL 128 469 425 46 113 9 10 6 40 8 8 37 87 .266 .323 .376 .699 94 160 7 1 1 5 3 *4/6
1974 23 CHW AL 139 578 525 73 166 31 2 10 67 9 5 40 88 .316 .365 .440 .805 129 231 8 3 6 4 1 *4D/6
1975 24 CHW AL 140 602 542 64 165 26 10 11 83 16 9 48 67 .304 .363 .450 .813 128 244 17 4 4 4 7 *4/D AS
1976 25 CHW AL 158 688 636 74 174 29 8 14 72 24 8 38 77 .274 .316 .410 .726 111 261 15 5 1 8 2 75D/9
1977 26 CHW AL 144 621 564 71 159 27 8 11 84 4 4 46 49 .282 .334 .417 .751 104 235 12 2 2 7 3 *4
1978 27 CHW AL 117 477 420 45 115 19 2 13 53 1 2 42 39 .274 .340 .421 .762 113 177 9 4 4 7 3 *4/D
1979 28 CHW AL 113 377 325 49 85 18 3 11 46 1 5 44 33 .262 .348 .437 .785 111 142 6 1 3 4 2 D4
1980 29 CLE AL 129 564 481 78 140 18 3 10 64 6 5 71 44 .291 .379 .403 .782 114 194 8 2 2 8 2 *9/D8 AS
1981 30 CLE AL 88 370 338 50 92 14 3 5 34 4 3 21 43 .272 .312 .376 .688 99 127 11 1 5 5 3 *9/8
1982 31 LAD NL 86 129 115 13 25 5 0 2 8 0 1 12 13 .217 .295 .313 .608 72 36 1 1 0 1 3 9/7
1983 32 TOR AL 103 268 245 30 58 6 3 10 38 1 2 19 29 .237 .287 .408 .695 85 100 6 0 0 4 0 D9/7
1984 33 KCR AL 122 438 403 50 120 23 7 9 50 0 1 28 39 .298 .343 .457 .800 120 184 6 2 1 4 8 D79/4
1985 34 KCR AL 110 330 300 32 80 21 1 4 45 2 1 22 28 .267 .317 .383 .700 92 115 8 2 2 4 5 D
1986 35 KCR AL 106 361 336 35 93 14 2 9 46 0 3 23 34 .277 .321 .411 .732 97 138 9 0 0 2 3 D
1987 36 KCR AL 21 53 50 3 9 4 0 2 4 0 0 3 8 .180 .226 .380 .606 56 19 0 0 0 0 1 D
16 Yrs 1755 6458 5829 733 1619 267 63 130 745 79 60 500 715 .278 .334 .412 .746 108 2402 125 29 33 67 46
162 Game Avg. 162 596 538 68 149 25 6 12 69 7 6 46 66 .278 .334 .412 .746 108 222 12 3 3 6 4
CHW (8 yrs) 990 3945 3561 442 1002 162 44 79 456 66 44 301 477 .281 .338 .418 .756 112 1489 76 21 23 39 21
KCR (4 yrs) 359 1182 1089 120 302 62 10 24 145 2 5 76 109 .277 .324 .419 .743 102 456 23 4 3 10 17
CLE (2 yrs) 217 934 819 128 232 32 6 15 98 10 8 92 87 .283 .353 .392 .745 109 321 19 3 7 13 5
LAD (1 yr) 86 129 115 13 25 5 0 2 8 0 1 12 13 .217 .295 .313 .608 72 36 1 1 0 1 3
TOR (1 yr) 103 268 245 30 58 6 3 10 38 1 2 19 29 .237 .287 .408 .695 85 100 6 0 0 4 0
AL (15 yrs) 1669 6329 5714 720 1594 262 63 128 737 79 59 488 702 .279 .335 .414 .749 108 2366 124 28 33 66 43
NL (1 yr) 86 129 115 13 25 5 0 2 8 0 1 12 13 .217 .295 .313 .608 72 36 1 1 0 1 3

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
1972 21 CHW AL 51 133 -5 -0 0 -3 2 -7 -0.9 5 -2 -0.4 .483 .495 0.1 -0.2 1 64/5
1973 22 CHW AL 128 469 -7 -2 4 -10 4 -11 -1.0 17 6 0.6 .491 .493 1.5 -0.5 15 *4/6
1974 23 CHW AL 139 578 20 -0 2 -6 3 18 2.1 21 39 4.2 .514 .512 4.9 -0.3 45 *4D/6
1975 24 CHW AL 140 602 19 -1 -1 -15 4 7 0.8 21 28 2.9 .505 .504 4.5 -1.1 43 *4/D AS
1976 25 CHW AL 158 688 10 -0 -0 -9 -5 -5 -0.4 24 19 1.9 .496 .497 2.9 -1.5 28 75D/9
1977 26 CHW AL 144 621 1 3 1 -24 4 -15 -1.4 22 7 0.7 .489 .491 3.1 -1.9 31 $60,000 *4
1978 27 CHW AL 117 477 7 -2 0 -14 3 -5 -0.5 17 12 1.2 .495 .497 2.7 -1.1 26 *4/D
1979 28 CHW AL 113 377 4 -1 0 -6 -5 -7 -0.7 14 6 0.6 .494 .496 1.2 -1.0 12 D4
1980 29 CLE AL 129 564 12 0 2 -2 -5 7 0.9 19 26 2.6 .506 .505 2.8 -0.7 28 $250,000 *9/D8 AS
1981 30 CLE AL 88 370 -2 2 -0 -7 -3 -10 -1.1 13 2 0.1 .487 .493 0.9 -1.2 9 $250,000 *9/8
1982 31 LAD NL 86 129 -6 -0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.6 4 -1 -0.1 .493 .496 -0.2 0.1 -1 $250,000 9/7
1983 32 TOR AL 103 268 -6 -0 -0 -1 -7 -14 -1.4 9 -5 -0.5 .486 .491 -0.4 -0.8 -4 $250,000 D9/7
1984 33 KCR AL 122 438 8 1 2 -1 -9 2 0.3 15 17 1.7 .502 .502 1.8 -1.0 18 $250,000 D79/4
1985 34 KCR AL 110 330 -5 -1 1 0 -8 -13 -1.3 11 -2 -0.3 .488 .492 -0.2 -0.8 -2 $450,000 D
1986 35 KCR AL 106 361 -1 -2 0 0 -8 -10 -1.0 12 2 0.2 .490 .494 0.2 -0.8 2 $450,000 D
1987 36 KCR AL 21 53 -4 -0 0 0 -1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .477 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 $125,000 D
16 Seasons 1755 6458 46 -3 11 -96 -31 -73 -6.7 226 152 14.9 .496 .497 25.3 -12.9 249 $2,335,000
CHW (8 yrs) 990 3945 49 -3 5 -87 11 -25 -2.0 140 115 11.6 .497 .498 20.9 -7.7 202 $60,000
KCR (4 yrs) 359 1182 -2 -1 4 -1 -25 -26 -2.5 40 15 1.3 .493 .496 1.4 -2.6 15 $1,275,000
CLE (2 yrs) 217 934 11 2 2 -9 -9 -3 -0.3 32 28 2.7 .498 .500 3.7 -1.8 37 $500,000
LAD (1 yr) 86 129 -6 -0 0 0 -0 -5 -0.6 4 -1 -0.1 .493 .496 -0.2 0.1 -1 $250,000
TOR (1 yr) 103 268 -6 -0 -0 -1 -7 -14 -1.4 9 -5 -0.5 .486 .491 -0.4 -0.8 -4 $250,000

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
1984 33 KCR AL ALCS DET L 3 10 10 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .300 .400 3 0 0 0 0 0
1985 34 KCR AL ALCS TOR W 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 34 KCR AL WS STL W 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 8 18 18 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .222 .333 4 1 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 5 15 15 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 .067 .067 .200 .267 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 1 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 Awards
1972 CHW AL 21 SS 18 14 11 130.0 72 28 41 3 13 .958 -2 -20 4.78 3.83 .967 4.99 4.97
1972 CHW AL 21 2B 14 8 6 85.0 48 20 26 2 8 .958 -2 -21 4.87 3.29 .977 5.17 5.14
1972 CHW AL 21 3B 9 6 5 56.0 23 2 18 3 2 .870 0 11 3.21 2.22 .954 2.97 2.96
1973 CHW AL 22 2B 122 116 107 1036.0 572 254 300 18 75 .969 -10 -11 4.81 4.54 .980 5.44 5.41
1973 CHW AL 22 SS 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 240 18.00 2.00 .965 5.40 5.10
1974 CHW AL 23 2B 123 116 115 1058.0 628 297 313 18 93 .971 -6 -6 5.19 4.96 .975 5.37 5.35
1974 CHW AL 23 DH 10 10
1974 CHW AL 23 SS 3 0 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -120 0.00 0.00 5.01 4.97
1975 CHW AL 24 2B 135 133 131 1201.1 724 354 354 16 95 .978 -15 -15 5.30 5.24 .975 5.40 5.38 AS
1975 CHW AL 24 DH 2 2 AS
1976 CHW AL 25 OF 77 76 67 667.2 170 156 9 5 1 .971 -7 -13 2.22 2.14 .981 2.47 2.48
1976 CHW AL 25 LF 76 74 66 651.2 163 149 9 5 1 .969 -7 -13 2.18 2.08 .978 2.23 2.24
1976 CHW AL 25 3B 49 49 43 436.0 143 31 102 10 9 .930 -2 -5 2.75 2.71 .953 2.94 2.95
1976 CHW AL 25 DH 31 31
1976 CHW AL 25 RF 2 2 1 16.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -23 3.38 3.00 .980 2.19 2.20
1977 CHW AL 26 2B 139 136 131 1202.0 641 287 335 19 64 .970 -24 -24 4.66 4.47 .978 5.42 5.38
1978 CHW AL 27 2B 114 114 108 974.1 574 275 290 9 62 .984 -14 -17 5.22 4.96 .980 5.47 5.42
1978 CHW AL 27 DH 2 0
1979 CHW AL 28 DH 64 53
1979 CHW AL 28 2B 41 34 23 279.0 135 57 75 3 17 .978 -6 -25 4.26 3.22 .978 5.50 5.43
1980 CLE AL 29 OF 120 120 110 1027.0 284 269 10 5 1 .982 -2 -2 2.44 2.33 .979 2.47 2.46 AS
1980 CLE AL 29 RF 118 118 108 1010.0 275 260 10 5 1 .982 -3 -3 2.41 2.29 .975 2.13 2.12 AS
1980 CLE AL 29 DH 7 5 AS
1980 CLE AL 29 CF 2 2 2 17.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 64 4.24 4.00 .982 2.91 2.90 AS
1981 CLE AL 30 OF 86 80 75 742.1 162 150 11 1 2 .994 -7 -11 1.95 1.87 .983 2.48 2.47
1981 CLE AL 30 RF 86 80 75 738.1 160 148 11 1 2 .994 -7 -11 1.94 1.85 .980 2.16 2.15
1981 CLE AL 30 CF 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.92 2.90
1982 LAD NL 31 OF 17 16 5 118.0 38 35 1 2 1 .947 0 4 2.75 2.12 .978 2.25 2.26
1982 LAD NL 31 RF 16 16 5 113.0 35 32 1 2 1 .943 -0 -3 2.63 2.06 .978 2.01 2.02
1982 LAD NL 31 LF 2 0 0 5.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 168 5.40 1.50 .973 2.16 2.10
1983 TOR AL 32 DH 69 58
1983 TOR AL 32 OF 17 12 1 77.0 17 16 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -14 1.99 1.00 .981 2.50 2.48
1983 TOR AL 32 RF 12 9 1 58.0 14 13 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -14 2.17 1.17 .978 2.25 2.23
1983 TOR AL 32 LF 5 3 0 19.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 0.95 0.40 .975 2.32 2.30
1984 KCR AL 33 DH 83 77
1984 KCR AL 33 OF 26 26 15 212.2 49 48 0 1 0 .980 -1 -3 2.03 1.85 .983 2.51 2.49
1984 KCR AL 33 LF 14 14 10 114.0 25 24 0 1 0 .960 -1 -14 1.89 1.71 .982 2.27 2.26
1984 KCR AL 33 RF 12 12 5 98.2 26 26 0 0 0 1.000 1 9 2.37 2.17 .979 2.23 2.21
1984 KCR AL 33 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.20
1985 KCR AL 34 DH 85 74
1986 KCR AL 35 DH 87 83
1987 KCR AL 36 DH 11 11
8 Seasons 2B 689 657 621 5836.2 3322 1544 1693 85 414 .974 -76 -16 4.99 4.70 .977 5.42 5.38
6 Seasons OF 343 330 273 2844.2 720 674 32 14 6 .981 -17 -7 2.23 2.06 .981 2.47 2.46
6 Seasons RF 246 237 195 2034.0 516 485 23 8 5 .984 -10 -6 2.25 2.07 .977 2.14 2.13
4 Seasons LF 97 91 76 789.2 193 178 9 6 1 .969 -8 -12 2.13 1.93 .978 2.24 2.24
2 Seasons 3B 58 55 48 492.0 166 33 120 13 11 .922 -1 -3 2.80 2.64 .953 2.94 2.95
3 Seasons SS 22 14 11 138.0 74 29 42 3 13 .959 -3 -23 4.63 3.23 .967 5.00 4.98
2 Seasons CF 3 2 2 21.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 40 3.43 2.67 .982 2.91 2.90
16 Seasons TOT 1112 1056 953 9311.1 4282 2280 1887 115 444 .973 -96 -12 4.03 3.75 .977 4.38 4.35
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.
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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.
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  • 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Offensive WARs c a p y
1974 AL  4.9 (6th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1974 AL  .316 (2nd)
1975 AL  .304 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
1976 AL  158 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1976 AL  636 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1976 AL  688 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1974 AL  166 (9th)
1976 AL  174 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1976 AL  261 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
1974 AL  31 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1973 AL  10 (3rd)
1975 AL  10 (3rd)
1976 AL  8 (6th)
1984 AL  7 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1974 AL  123 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1976 AL  51 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1974 AL  .664 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
Career  67 (158th)

SB % s c a p y
1976 AL  75.00 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1976 AL  17.7 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1976 AL  494 (2nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1974 AL  3.1 (6th)
1975 AL  3.2 (9th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1975 AL  135 (5th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1975 AL  354 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1973 AL  18 (2nd)
1974 AL  18 (5th)
1975 AL  16 (5th)
1977 AL  19 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1975 AL  95 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  9 (3rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  5 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1976 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 AL  86 (4th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  260 (4th)
1981 AL  148 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  10 (5th)
1981 AL  11 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 AL  2 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1981 AL  11 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1975 AL  5.30 (5th)
Career  5.03 (70th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1974 AL  4.96 (5th)
1975 AL  5.24 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1974 AL  .971 (5th)
1975 AL  .978 (4th)
1978 AL  .984 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1980 AL  2.41 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  2.29 (2nd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1980 AL  .982 (4th)
1981 AL  .994 (2nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1981 AL  .994 (4th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 22 (977), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 11 (1135), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1237), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (138th), 14.9 career WAR/15.1 7yr-peak WAR/15.0 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
197726Chicago White Sox$60,000TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
198029Cleveland Indians$250,0001980 TSN Guide$75K deferred
198130Cleveland Indians$250,0001980 TSN Guide$75K deferred
198231Los Angeles Dodgers$250,0001980 TSN Guide$75K deferred
198332Toronto Blue Jays$250,0001980 TSN Guide$75K deferred
198433Kansas City Royals$250,0001980 TSN Guide$75K deferred
198534Kansas City Royals$450,0001985 USA Today survey
198635Kansas City Royals$450,0001986 USA Today survey
198736Kansas City Royals$125,000Proofing corrections
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,335,000
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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Name and misspellings: Jorge (Nunez) Jorge Orta

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