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Ed Ott

Nathan Edward Ott

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: July 11, 1951 in Muncy, PA
High School: Muncy HS (Muncy, PA)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 23rd round of the 1970 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 10, 1974 (Age 22.334)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1977 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Angels 1974-1981
Agents: Tom Reich [*]
Final Game: October 2, 1981 (Age 30.083)
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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
1974 22 PIT NL 7 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /9
1975 23 PIT NL 5 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1976 24 PIT NL 27 43 39 2 12 2 0 0 5 0 0 3 5 .308 .349 .359 .708 102 14 0 0 0 1 1 /2
1977 25 PIT NL 104 347 311 40 82 14 3 7 38 7 7 32 41 .264 .334 .395 .730 94 123 4 2 0 2 6 2
1978 26 PIT NL 112 410 379 49 102 18 4 9 38 4 1 27 56 .269 .315 .409 .724 98 155 7 0 1 3 6 2/7
1979 27 PIT NL 117 439 403 49 110 20 2 7 51 0 1 26 62 .273 .314 .385 .699 86 155 8 0 6 4 8 *2
1980 28 PIT NL 120 430 392 35 102 14 0 8 41 1 6 33 47 .260 .317 .357 .674 86 140 9 0 4 1 8 *2/7
1981 29 CAL AL 75 282 258 20 56 8 1 2 22 2 1 17 42 .217 .266 .279 .545 59 72 7 1 4 2 1 *2
8 Yrs 567 1961 1792 196 465 76 10 33 195 14 16 138 254 .259 .311 .368 .680 86 660 35 3 15 13 30
162 Game Avg. 162 560 512 56 133 22 3 9 56 4 5 39 73 .259 .311 .368 .680 86 189 10 1 4 4 9
PIT (7 yrs) 492 1679 1534 176 409 68 9 31 173 12 15 121 212 .267 .319 .383 .702 90 588 28 2 11 11 29
CAL (1 yr) 75 282 258 20 56 8 1 2 22 2 1 17 42 .217 .266 .279 .545 59 72 7 1 4 2 1
NL (7 yrs) 492 1679 1534 176 409 68 9 31 173 12 15 121 212 .267 .319 .383 .702 90 588 28 2 11 11 29
AL (1 yr) 75 282 258 20 56 8 1 2 22 2 1 17 42 .217 .266 .279 .545 59 72 7 1 4 2 1

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
1974 22 PIT NL 7 5 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .481 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /9
1975 23 PIT NL 5 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .488 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1976 24 PIT NL 27 43 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.3 1 4 0.4 .510 .502 0.3 0.2 3 /2
1977 25 PIT NL 104 347 -1 -2 1 2 5 5 0.5 11 16 1.6 .505 .503 1.3 0.7 14 2
1978 26 PIT NL 112 410 -4 1 1 -7 6 -4 -0.4 13 10 0.9 .496 .498 1.6 -0.1 17 2/7
1979 27 PIT NL 117 439 -9 0 1 -2 7 -3 -0.4 14 11 1.1 .497 .498 1.2 0.5 13 *2
1980 28 PIT NL 120 430 -10 -3 -0 9 7 3 0.3 15 18 1.8 .503 .502 0.7 1.8 8 *2/7
1981 29 CAL AL 75 282 -13 0 -0 3 4 -6 -0.6 10 4 0.3 .491 .496 -0.0 0.8 1 *2
8 Seasons 567 1961 -40 -3 3 6 31 -4 -0.6 65 61 5.9 .499 .500 5.0 4.0 55
PIT (7 yrs) 492 1679 -27 -3 3 3 26 2 0.1 55 57 5.6 .500 .500 5.0 3.1 54
CAL (1 yr) 75 282 -13 0 -0 3 4 -6 -0.6 10 4 0.3 .491 .496 -0.0 0.8 1

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
1979 27 PIT NL NLCS CIN W 3 13 13 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .231 .231 .231 .462 3 0 0 0 0 0
1979 ❍ 27 PIT NL WS BAL W 3 13 12 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 .333 .308 .417 .724 5 0 0 0 1 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 6 26 25 2 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 .280 .269 .320 .589 8 0 0 0 1 0
1 NLCS 3 13 13 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .231 .231 .231 .462 3 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 13 12 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 .333 .308 .417 .724 5 0 0 0 1 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
1974 PIT NL 22 OF 2 0 0 2.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.86 0.50 .980 2.31 2.25
1974 PIT NL 22 RF 2 0 0 2.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.86 0.50 .980 1.93 2.05
1975 PIT NL 23 C 2 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.60 1.00 .985 6.12 6.00 1 0 0 0 0
1976 PIT NL 24 C 8 5 5 53.2 26 20 6 0 1 1.000 1 22 4.36 3.25 .986 5.97 5.94 1 2 3 4 57% 33% 0
1977 PIT NL 25 C 90 78 69 712.2 513 455 49 9 6 .982 2 3 6.36 5.60 .985 6.49 6.49 8 18 40 29 42% 35% 2
1978 PIT NL 26 C 97 92 89 838.0 594 537 42 15 7 .975 -7 -10 6.22 5.97 .985 6.17 6.12 10 26 67 26 28% 32% 0
1978 PIT NL 26 LF 4 4 3 32.0 9 8 0 1 0 .889 -0 -11 2.25 2.00 .978 2.00 1.98
1978 PIT NL 26 OF 4 4 3 32.0 12 10 1 1 0 .917 -0 -11 3.09 2.75 .980 2.31 2.30
1979 PIT NL 27 C 116 103 93 957.0 669 612 53 4 6 .994 -2 -3 6.25 5.73 .985 6.13 6.11 7 34 72 33 31% 34% 2
1980 PIT NL 28 C 117 105 99 944.1 653 569 73 11 5 .983 9 11 6.12 5.49 .983 6.09 6.10 6 14 82 49 37% 31% 2
1980 PIT NL 28 LF 3 0 0 9.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 50 2.79 1.00 .977 2.05 2.07
1980 PIT NL 28 OF 3 0 0 9.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 50 1.86 0.67 .980 2.33 2.30
1981 CAL AL 29 C 72 68 64 603.1 330 287 36 7 1 .979 3 6 4.82 4.49 .987 5.51 5.49 4 11 45 31 41% 38% 2
7 Seasons C 502 451 419 4114.0 2787 2482 259 46 26 .983 6 2 6.00 5.46 .985 6.10 6.09 37 105 309 172 36% 34% 8
3 Seasons OF 9 4 3 44.0 15 13 1 1 0 .933 0 3 2.86 1.56 .980 2.31 2.29
2 Seasons LF 7 4 3 41.2 12 11 0 1 0 .917 0 3 2.38 1.57 .978 2.01 2.01
1 Season RF 2 0 0 2.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.86 0.50 .980 1.93 2.05
8 Seasons TOT 511 455 422 4158.0 2802 2495 260 47 26 .983 6 2 5.96 5.39 .985 6.06 6.02 37 105 309 172 36% 34% 8
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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1978 Sep 3rd NL Player of the Week

Defensive WARs c a p y
1980 NL  1.8 (6th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1980 NL  117 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1979 NL  612 (5th)
1980 NL  569 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1980 NL  73 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1978 NL  15 (1st)
1980 NL  11 (4th)
1981 AL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1978 NL  7 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1978 NL  10 (5th)
1980 NL  6 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1981 AL  45 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1980 NL  49 (5th)
1981 AL  31 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1977 NL  42.0 (3rd)
1980 NL  37.4 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1980 NL  9 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1978 NL  6.22 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1978 NL  5.97 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1979 NL  .994 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1454), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (269th), 5.9 career WAR/6.0 7yr-peak WAR/5.9 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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