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Freddie Patek    \PAW-tek\

Frederick Joseph Patek (The Flea)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 5", Weight: 148 lb.

Born: October 9, 1944 in Seguin, TX
High School: Seguin HS (Seguin, TX)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 22nd round of the 1965 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 3, 1968 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Royals/Pirates/Angels 1968-1981

Final Game: October 3, 1981 (Age 36)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #880. Brad Ausmus… #881. Leon Durham… #882. Chico Carrasquel… #883. FREDDIE PATEK… #884. Bill Melton… #885. Rich Aurilia… #886. Vince DiMaggio… 

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
1968 23 PIT NL 61 234 208 31 53 4 2 2 18 18 7 12 37 .255 .298 .322 .620 88 67 0 2 9 3 0 6/975
1969 24 PIT NL 147 522 460 48 110 9 1 5 32 15 8 53 86 .239 .318 .296 .614 75 136 14 1 7 1 15 *6
1970 25 PIT NL 84 276 237 42 58 10 5 1 19 8 2 29 46 .245 .322 .342 .664 81 81 2 0 6 4 1 6
1971 26 KCR AL 147 648 591 86 158 21 11 6 36 49 14 44 80 .267 .323 .371 .693 98 219 6 5 7 1 3 *6 MVP-6
1972 27 KCR AL 136 577 518 59 110 25 4 0 32 33 7 47 64 .212 .280 .276 .556 67 143 9 3 6 3 4 *6 AS
1973 28 KCR AL 135 571 501 82 117 19 5 5 45 36 14 54 63 .234 .311 .321 .632 75 161 9 3 11 2 0 *6
1974 29 KCR AL 149 630 537 72 121 18 6 3 38 33 15 77 69 .225 .324 .298 .622 77 160 7 3 9 4 1 *6
1975 30 KCR AL 136 541 483 58 110 14 5 5 45 32 7 42 65 .228 .291 .308 .599 68 149 9 2 11 3 0 *6/D
1976 31 KCR AL 144 504 432 58 104 19 3 1 43 51 15 50 63 .241 .318 .306 .624 83 132 6 2 13 6 5 *6/D AS
1977 32 KCR AL 154 563 497 72 130 26 6 5 60 53 13 41 84 .262 .320 .368 .688 86 183 6 5 13 7 2 *6
1978 33 KCR AL 138 496 440 54 109 23 1 2 46 38 11 42 56 .248 .312 .318 .630 77 140 6 1 9 4 1 *6 AS
1979 34 KCR AL 106 338 306 30 77 17 0 1 37 11 12 16 42 .252 .293 .317 .610 64 97 6 3 10 3 0 6
1980 35 CAL AL 86 299 273 41 72 10 5 5 34 7 6 15 26 .264 .302 .392 .694 92 107 11 1 8 2 1 6
1981 36 CAL AL 27 48 47 3 11 1 1 0 5 1 0 1 6 .234 .250 .298 .548 59 14 1 0 0 0 0 4/56
14 Yrs 1650 6247 5530 736 1340 216 55 41 490 385 131 523 787 .242 .309 .324 .633 79 1789 92 31 119 43 33
162 Game Avg. 162 613 543 72 132 21 5 4 48 38 13 51 77 .242 .309 .324 .633 79 176 9 3 12 4 3
KCR (9 yrs) 1245 4868 4305 571 1036 182 41 28 382 336 108 413 586 .241 .309 .321 .630 78 1384 64 27 89 33 16
PIT (3 yrs) 292 1032 905 121 221 23 8 8 69 41 17 94 169 .244 .315 .314 .629 79 284 16 3 22 8 16
CAL (2 yrs) 113 347 320 44 83 11 6 5 39 8 6 16 32 .259 .295 .378 .673 87 121 12 1 8 2 1
AL (11 yrs) 1358 5215 4625 615 1119 193 47 33 421 344 114 429 618 .242 .308 .325 .633 79 1505 76 28 97 35 17
NL (3 yrs) 292 1032 905 121 221 23 8 8 69 41 17 94 169 .244 .315 .314 .629 79 284 16 3 22 8 16

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
1968 23 PIT NL 61 234 -4 2 1 7 3 9 1.3 8 17 2.1 .519 .507 1.1 1.3 10 6/975
1969 24 PIT NL 147 522 -18 1 1 -11 8 -19 -2.0 18 -1 -0.2 .486 .487 0.9 -0.2 10 *6
1970 25 PIT NL 84 276 -9 2 0 6 4 3 0.4 9 13 1.3 .504 .502 0.6 1.0 7 6
1971 26 KCR AL 147 648 1 9 1 -2 9 17 1.9 21 38 4.0 .513 .512 4.3 0.7 40 *6 MVP-6
1972 27 KCR AL 136 577 -20 6 0 18 8 12 1.4 20 32 3.6 .511 .509 1.4 3.2 14 *6 AS
1973 28 KCR AL 135 571 -19 4 1 10 8 3 0.6 20 24 2.5 .503 .502 1.4 2.0 14 $40,000 *6
1974 29 KCR AL 149 630 -15 6 1 1 9 2 0.3 23 24 2.5 .501 .501 2.4 1.2 23 *6
1975 30 KCR AL 136 541 -20 7 0 0 8 -4 -0.3 19 15 1.5 .497 .497 1.5 1.0 15 *6/D
1976 31 KCR AL 144 504 -10 6 1 7 9 12 1.5 18 30 3.2 .510 .509 2.5 1.8 23 *6/D AS
1977 32 KCR AL 154 563 -12 3 2 0 10 3 0.4 20 23 2.3 .502 .502 2.3 1.1 23 $166,667 *6
1978 33 KCR AL 138 496 -11 5 2 -5 8 -0 0.0 18 17 1.7 .500 .500 2.3 0.4 22 $166,667 *6 AS
1979 34 KCR AL 106 338 -15 -4 0 -10 6 -22 -2.2 12 -10 -1.0 .479 .486 -0.1 -0.3 -0 $166,667 6
1980 35 CAL AL 86 299 -2 -1 -1 -8 5 -5 -0.5 10 5 0.5 .494 .497 1.2 -0.2 12 $185,000 6
1981 36 CAL AL 27 48 -3 0 -0 0 1 -2 -0.2 2 0 -0.0 .493 .499 -0.1 0.1 -0 $185,000 4/56
14 Seasons 1650 6247 -156 46 8 15 96 9 2.5 219 228 24.1 .501 .501 21.8 13.3 213 $910,001
KCR (9 yrs) 1245 4868 -121 42 6 20 75 22 3.4 172 194 20.4 .502 .503 18.0 11.2 174 $540,001
PIT (3 yrs) 292 1032 -30 4 3 2 15 -6 -0.3 35 29 3.2 .498 .496 2.6 2.2 27
CAL (2 yrs) 113 347 -4 -1 -1 -7 6 -7 -0.7 12 5 0.4 .494 .497 1.2 -0.1 12 $370,000

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
1970 25 PIT NL NLCS CIN L 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 1 0 0 0 0
1976 31 KCR AL ALCS NYY L 5 18 18 2 7 2 0 0 4 0 3 0 1 .389 .389 .500 .889 9 0 0 0 0 0
1977 32 KCR AL ALCS NYY L 5 22 18 4 7 3 1 0 5 0 0 1 2 .389 .400 .667 1.067 12 1 0 2 1 0
1978 33 KCR AL ALCS NYY L 4 14 13 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 4 .077 .143 .308 .451 4 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (4 Series) 15 58 52 8 15 5 1 1 11 0 5 3 9 .288 .321 .481 .802 25 2 0 2 1 0
3 ALCS 14 54 49 8 15 5 1 1 11 0 4 2 7 .306 .327 .510 .837 25 1 0 2 1 0
1 NLCS 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 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
1968 PIT NL 23 SS 52 49 40 432.0 250 80 164 6 23 .976 7 20 5.08 4.69 .962 4.98 5.00
1968 PIT NL 23 OF 5 4 4 38.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 2.13 1.80 .976 2.01 2.02
1968 PIT NL 23 RF 3 3 3 29.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 25 2.17 2.33 .981 2.02 2.00
1968 PIT NL 23 LF 2 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -93 0.00 0.00 1.60 1.65
1968 PIT NL 23 3B 1 1 1 9.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 3.00 3.00 .953 2.90 2.90
1969 PIT NL 24 SS 146 140 117 1233.0 656 227 399 30 81 .954 -11 -10 4.57 4.29 .963 4.93 4.90
1970 PIT NL 25 SS 65 57 55 531.1 344 122 212 10 42 .971 6 13 5.66 5.14 .965 5.05 5.04
1971 KCR AL 26 SS 147 145 138 1259.2 785 301 459 25 107 .968 -2 -2 5.43 5.17 .965 4.90 4.88 MVP-6
1972 KCR AL 27 SS 136 133 119 1182.0 762 230 510 22 113 .971 18 19 5.63 5.44 .967 4.99 4.97 AS
1973 KCR AL 28 SS 135 131 109 1133.2 771 242 503 26 115 .966 10 10 5.91 5.52 .963 5.10 5.07
1974 KCR AL 29 SS 149 145 129 1293.1 768 250 493 25 108 .967 1 1 5.17 4.99 .965 4.98 4.96
1975 KCR AL 30 SS 136 133 115 1173.0 663 231 405 27 78 .959 0 0 4.88 4.68 .959 4.85 4.84
1975 KCR AL 30 DH 1 0
1976 KCR AL 31 SS 143 140 114 1210.2 685 233 426 26 87 .962 7 7 4.90 4.61 .967 4.99 5.01 AS
1976 KCR AL 31 DH 1 0 AS
1977 KCR AL 32 SS 154 148 131 1304.2 694 252 413 29 70 .958 0 0 4.59 4.32 .963 4.82 4.79
1978 KCR AL 33 SS 137 134 107 1136.1 622 240 350 32 84 .949 -5 -5 4.67 4.31 .964 4.92 4.87 AS
1979 KCR AL 34 SS 104 95 71 796.2 421 153 249 19 54 .955 -10 -14 4.54 3.87 .965 5.01 4.95
1980 CAL AL 35 SS 81 75 66 663.0 344 129 199 16 42 .953 -8 -14 4.45 4.05 .963 4.99 4.98
1981 CAL AL 36 2B 16 10 9 103.0 59 27 31 1 8 .983 -0 -2 5.07 3.63 .982 5.54 5.52
1981 CAL AL 36 3B 7 0 0 14.2 8 0 7 1 0 .875 -0 -16 4.30 1.00 .950 2.95 2.94
1981 CAL AL 36 SS 3 1 0 9.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1 93 4.00 1.33 .968 5.00 4.97
14 Seasons SS 1588 1526 1311 13358.1 7769 2690 4786 293 1004 .962 16 1 5.04 4.71 .964 4.95 4.93
1 Season 2B 16 10 9 103.0 59 27 31 1 8 .983 -0 -2 5.07 3.63 .982 5.54 5.52
2 Seasons 3B 8 1 1 23.2 11 1 9 1 0 .909 -0 -20 3.80 1.25 .951 2.93 2.94
1 Season OF 5 4 4 38.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 2.13 1.80 .976 2.01 2.02
1 Season RF 3 3 3 29.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 25 2.17 2.33 .981 2.02 2.00
1 Season LF 2 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -93 0.00 0.00 1.60 1.65
14 Seasons TOT 1617 1541 1325 13523.0 7848 2727 4826 295 1012 .962 15 1 5.03 4.67 .964 4.95 4.92
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.
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 AL (6, 23%)
0.23 Career Shares (705th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1972 AL  3.2 (1st)
1976 AL  1.8 (9th)
Career  13.3 (128th)

At Bats s c a p y
1971 AL  591 (8th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1971 AL  86 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1971 AL  158 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1971 AL  11 (1st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1974 AL  77 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1968 NL  18 (7th)
1971 AL  49 (2nd)
1972 AL  33 (3rd)
1973 AL  36 (5th)
1974 AL  33 (5th)
1975 AL  32 (6th)
1976 AL  51 (5th)
1977 AL  53 (1st)
1978 AL  38 (7th)
Career  385 (82nd)

Singles s c a p y
1971 AL  120 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1973 AL  11 (6th)
1976 AL  13 (7th)
1977 AL  13 (9th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1969 NL  15 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1971 AL  14 (1st)
1973 AL  14 (6th)
1974 AL  15 (6th)
1979 AL  12 (7th)
Career  131 (46th)

SB % s c a p y
1968 NL  72.00 (8th)
1971 AL  77.78 (6th)
1972 AL  82.50 (2nd)
1973 AL  72.00 (9th)
1975 AL  82.05 (5th)
1976 AL  77.27 (7th)
1977 AL  80.30 (5th)
Career  74.61 (183rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1971 AL  461 (8th)

Assistss c a p y
1971 AL  459 (4th)
1972 AL  510 (1st)
1973 AL  503 (3rd)
1974 AL  493 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1969 NL  30 (3rd)
1971 AL  25 (4th)
1972 AL  22 (3rd)
1973 AL  26 (5th)
1974 AL  25 (4th)
1975 AL  27 (4th)
1976 AL  26 (5th)
1977 AL  29 (3rd)
1978 AL  32 (2nd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1972 AL  18 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1969 NL  146 (4th)
1971 AL  147 (4th)
1973 AL  135 (4th)
1977 AL  154 (2nd)
Career  1,588 (49th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1969 NL  227 (5th)
1971 AL  301 (1st)
1973 AL  242 (3rd)
1974 AL  250 (3rd)
1975 AL  231 (5th)
Career  2,690 (60th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1971 AL  459 (3rd)
1972 AL  510 (1st)
1973 AL  503 (2nd)
1974 AL  493 (3rd)
1975 AL  405 (5th)
Career  4,786 (56th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1969 NL  30 (2nd)
1971 AL  25 (3rd)
1972 AL  22 (3rd)
1973 AL  26 (2nd)
1974 AL  25 (3rd)
1975 AL  27 (3rd)
1976 AL  26 (4th)
1977 AL  29 (3rd)
1978 AL  32 (1st)
Career  293 (72nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1971 AL  107 (1st)
1972 AL  113 (1st)
1973 AL  115 (1st)
1974 AL  108 (1st)
1976 AL  87 (5th)
Career  1,004 (38th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1968 NL  7 (3rd)
1970 NL  6 (3rd)
1972 AL  18 (1st)
1973 AL  10 (5th)
1976 AL  7 (4th)
Career  16 (88th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1971 AL  5.43 (2nd)
1972 AL  5.63 (2nd)
1973 AL  5.91 (1st)
1974 AL  5.17 (2nd)
Career  4.78 (37th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1971 AL  5.17 (2nd)
1972 AL  5.44 (1st)
1973 AL  5.52 (1st)
1974 AL  4.99 (2nd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1972 AL  .971 (5th)
1974 AL  .967 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 3 (540), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 28 (857), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (888), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 18 (886), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (94th), 24.1 career WAR/20.3 7yr-peak WAR/22.2 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
197328Kansas City Royals$40,0003/2/74 TSN
197732Kansas City Royals$166,6673/5/77 TSN3/$500K; 4/23/77 TSN salary survey - $135,000
197833Kansas City Royals$166,6673/5/77 TSN3/$500K
197934Kansas City Royals$166,6673/5/77 TSN3/$500K
198035California Angels$185,0001/6/80 NYT
198136California Angels$185,0001/6/80 NYT
198237California Angels$185,0001/6/80 NYT
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,095,001
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: Frederick The Flea Freddie freddy fredie Joseph pateck Patek

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