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John Orton

John Andrew Orton

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 8, 1965 in Santa Cruz, CA
High School: Soquel HS (Soquel, CA)
School: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1987 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 20, 1989 (Age 23.255, 13,280th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1991 season [*]
Team: Angels 1989-1993

Final Game: July 4, 1993 (Age 27.208)
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Standard Batting

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 23 CAL AL 16 42 39 4 7 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 17 .179 .220 .205 .425 22 8 0 0 1 0 0 2
1990 24 CAL AL 31 92 84 8 16 5 0 1 6 0 1 5 31 .190 .244 .286 .530 50 24 2 1 2 0 0 2
1991 25 CAL AL 29 84 69 7 14 4 0 0 3 0 1 10 17 .203 .313 .261 .573 62 18 2 1 4 0 0 2/D
1992 26 CAL AL 43 125 114 11 25 3 0 2 12 1 1 7 32 .219 .276 .298 .575 62 34 1 2 2 0 0 2
1993 27 CAL AL 37 105 95 5 18 5 0 1 4 1 2 7 24 .189 .252 .274 .526 41 26 1 1 2 0 0 2/7
5 Yrs 156 448 401 35 80 18 0 4 29 2 5 31 121 .200 .265 .274 .540 51 110 6 5 11 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 465 416 36 83 19 0 4 30 2 5 32 126 .200 .265 .274 .540 51 114 6 5 11 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 23 CAL AL 16 42 -3 0 0 1 1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.2 -0 2
1990 24 CAL AL 31 92 -5 -0 -0 0 2 -4 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .488 .498 -0.1 0.2 -0 $100,000 2
1991 25 CAL AL 29 84 -2 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .497 .500 0.2 0.2 2 $120,000 2/D
1992 26 CAL AL 43 125 -5 0 0 3 2 1 0.1 5 6 0.6 .503 .501 0.3 0.6 3 $130,000 2
1993 27 CAL AL 37 105 -9 -0 1 0 2 -6 -0.6 4 -2 -0.3 .482 .496 -0.3 0.2 -2 $160,000 2/7
5 Seasons 156 448 -23 -0 1 4 8 -10 -1.0 16 6 0.5 .493 .499 0.2 1.3 2 $510,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1989 23 CAL AL 42 33 2 1.6 92 .318 .179 .258 .220 .323 .205 .380 .425 .703 22 .142 -4.1 -0.4 .313 .077 .026
1990 24 CAL AL 92 73 5 1.8 92 .288 .190 .256 .244 .324 .286 .382 .530 .706 50 .168 -5.6 -0.6 .408 .143 .095 .0
1991 25 CAL AL 84 62 6 2.6 96 .269 .203 .259 .313 .328 .261 .393 .573 .721 62 .266 -3.2 -0.3 .483 .188 .058
1992 26 CAL AL 125 93 10 2.9 94 .288 .219 .259 .276 .328 .298 .385 .575 .713 62 .317 -6.2 -0.6 .473 .140 .079 1.3
1993 27 CAL AL 105 82 6 2.0 104 .243 .189 .269 .252 .340 .274 .411 .526 .751 41 .162 -8.3 -0.8 .413 .147 .084 1.0
5 Yrs 448 343 29 2.3 96 .275 .200 .261 .265 .329 .274 .392 .540 .721 51 .221 -27.4 -2.8 .431 .145 .075 2.7
162 Game Avg. 465 356 30 2.3 96 .275 .200 .261 .265 .329 .274 .392 .540 .721 51 .221 -27.4 -2.8 .431 .145 .075 3

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1989 23 CAL AL 42 0.0% 40.5% 4.8% 2.4% 14% 8.50 2.3 9.8 1.20 1.17 52% 13% 0.0% 0%
1990 24 CAL AL 92 1.1% 33.7% 5.4% 6.5% 38% 6.20 2.7 84.0 14.0 0.66 0.86 57% 22% 3.3% 6%
1991 25 CAL AL 84 0.0% 20.2% 11.9% 4.8% 29% 1.70 4.1 23.0 1.08 1.80 62% 14% 0.0% 8%
1992 26 CAL AL 125 1.6% 25.6% 5.6% 4.0% 20% 4.57 3.6 57.0 9.5 0.59 0.79 64% 15% 4.9% 20%
1993 27 CAL AL 105 1.0% 22.9% 6.7% 5.7% 33% 3.43 4.0 95.0 23.8 0.97 1.48 67% 22% 3.7% 25%
5 Yrs 448 0.9% 27.0% 6.9% 4.9% 28% 3.90 3.3 100.3 13.8 0.81 1.14 62% 18% 3.1% 15%
MLB Averages 2.1% 14.9% 8.6% 6.7% 29% 1.74 6.0 43.1 8.5 0.80 1.05 73% 20% 6.1% 17%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1989 23 CAL AL -4.1 -0.4 44 -0.1 0.7 -0.9 1.05 -0.3 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.89 -2.7 0
1990 24 CAL AL -5.6 -0.6 93 -0.3 1.0 -1.3 .75 -0.5 0.1 -3.1 -0.3 0.88 -5.4 0
1991 25 CAL AL -3.2 -0.3 88 -0.4 1.0 -1.5 .93 -0.4 -0.1 -4.6 -0.5 0.95 -4.4 0
1992 26 CAL AL -6.2 -0.6 129 -0.1 1.7 -1.8 .88 -0.7 0.6 -3.5 -0.3 0.98 -6.1 0
1993 27 CAL AL -8.3 -0.8 110 -1.0 0.9 -1.9 .89 -0.9 -0.2 -10.3 -1.0 0.90 -10.1 1.68 2
5 Yrs -27.4 -2.8 464 -1.9 5.4 -7.3 .88 -2.7 0.5 -21.3 -2.1 0.93 -28.7 1.68 2

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1989 23 CAL AL 2 0 44% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 50% 4 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 2
1990 24 CAL AL 2 0 33% 26 0 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57% 4 2 2 0 0 0 3 1 2
1991 25 CAL AL 2 0 27% 26 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 17% 4 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0
1992 26 CAL AL 2 0 28% 33 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 18% 6 5 1 1 0 1 4 4 0
1993 27 CAL AL 0 0 16% 31 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 29% 3 1 2 1 1 0 3 2 0
5 Yrs 8 0 27% 132 2 5 29% 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 9 32% 21 14 7 3 2 1 13 8 4

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1989 23 CAL AL 42 36% 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 4 0 0% 1 0 0% 22 4 18% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
1990 24 CAL AL 92 28% 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 100% 12 2 17% 3 3 100% 50 6 12% 1 1 100% 1 1 100% 0
1991 25 CAL AL 84 27% 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 100% 16 2 13% 10 4 40% 48 3 6% 4 0 0% 2 1 50% 0
1992 26 CAL AL 125 24% 25 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 1 1 1 0 3 2 67% 27 1 4% 11 6 55% 79 10 13% 11 6 55% 2 1 50% 0
1993 27 CAL AL 105 40% 18 3 0 2 0 0 0 1.68 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 100% 19 1 5% 9 3 33% 56 3 5% 5 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
5 Yrs 448 30% 80 13 0 2 0 0 0 1.68 4 0 5 3 1 1 3 0 12 11 92% 78 6 8% 34 16 47% 255 26 10% 22 7 32% 6 3 50% 0
MLB Averages 60% 72% 10% 36% 14% 52% 57%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1989 23 CAL AL 40 169 4.23 107 63.3% 21.5% 27.1% 29.0% 20.6% 76.6% 0.0% 48.5% 63.1% 40.0% 2.5% 1 0 10.0% 4 3 10.0% 4 3 2 12 14.3% 2 0 2
1990 24 CAL AL 92 355 3.86 227 64.1% 24.2% 26.9% 23.8% 24.2% 74.9% 0.0% 47.9% 63.4% 40.9% 1.1% 1 0 14.1% 13 8 6.5% 6 5 11 19 36.7% 0 1 2
1991 25 CAL AL 84 314 3.74 188 59.9% 22.9% 16.5% 30.9% 29.8% 77.1% 0.0% 46.2% 78.6% 42.9% 3.6% 3 0 10.7% 9 6 9.5% 8 3 6 11 35.3% 0 0 0
1992 26 CAL AL 125 481 3.85 301 62.6% 24.6% 19.3% 28.2% 27.9% 75.4% 0.0% 47.2% 74.4% 44.8% 0.8% 1 1 7.2% 9 4 9.6% 12 8 8 24 25.0% 0 0 0
1993 27 CAL AL 102 405 3.97 231 57.0% 28.6% 18.6% 21.6% 30.7% 71.0% 0.0% 40.5% 73.3% 28.4% 4.9% 5 0 14.7% 15 7 12.7% 13 10 7 16 30.4% 3 0 1
5 Yrs 443 1724 3.89 1054 61.2% 24.8% 21.1% 26.4% 27.3% 74.8% 0.0% 45.7% 71.4% 39.4% 2.5% 11 1 11.3% 50 28 9.7% 43 29 34 82 29.3% 5 1 5
MLB Averages 3.64 62.1% 24.9% 14.3% 26.8% 33.8% 74.9% 2.1% 46.5% 80.7% 31.1% 5.6% 15.7% 8.7% 26.5%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1989 23 16 42 39 4 7 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 17 .179 .220 .205 .425 22 8 0 0 1 0 0
1990 24 47 134 123 12 23 6 0 1 10 0 1 7 48 .187 .237 .260 .497 41 32 2 1 3 0 0
1991 25 76 218 192 19 37 10 0 1 13 0 2 17 65 .193 .265 .260 .526 49 50 4 2 7 0 0
1992 26 119 343 306 30 62 13 0 3 25 1 3 24 97 .203 .269 .275 .544 54 84 5 4 9 0 0
1993 27 156 448 401 35 80 18 0 4 29 2 5 31 121 .200 .265 .274 .540 51 110 6 5 11 0 0

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1989 23 16 43 40 5 8 1 0 0 5 0 2 17 .200 .238 .225 .463 2 16
1990 24 31 93 85 8 17 5 0 1 6 0 5 31 .200 .253 .294 .547 6 31
1991 25 29 86 70 8 15 4 0 0 3 0 11 17 .214 .329 .271 .601 6 29
1992 26 43 128 116 12 27 3 0 2 13 1 8 32 .233 .294 .310 .604 10 43
1993 27 37 104 94 5 17 5 0 1 4 1 7 24 .181 .245 .266 .511 6 37
5 Yrs 156 454 405 38 84 18 0 4 31 2 33 121 .207 .275 .281 .557 30 156
162 Game Avg. 162 471 421 39 87 19 0 4 32 2 34 126 .207 .275 .281 .557 31 156



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