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Jay Porter

J W Porter (Jay)

Positions: Catcher, Pinch Hitter and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 17, 1933 in Shawnee, OK
High School: Technical HS (Oakland, CA)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1951. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 30, 1952 (Age 19.195, 8,530th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Indians/Senators/Browns/Cardinals 1952-1959

Final Game: September 27, 1959 (Age 26.253)
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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
1952 19 SLB AL 33 115 104 12 26 4 1 0 7 4 0 10 10 .250 .316 .308 .623 72 32 4 0 1 O8/759
1953 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1954 Did not play in major or minor leagues (Military Service)
1955 22 DET AL 24 63 55 6 13 2 0 0 3 0 0 8 15 .236 .333 .273 .606 66 15 1 0 0 0 0 /327
1956 23 DET AL 14 22 21 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 .095 .091 .095 .186 -51 2 1 0 0 1 0 /27
1957 24 DET AL 58 156 140 14 35 8 0 2 18 0 0 14 20 .250 .323 .350 .673 82 49 1 1 1 0 1 92/73
1958 25 CLE AL 40 96 85 13 17 1 0 4 19 0 0 9 23 .200 .284 .353 .637 76 30 3 1 1 0 0 2/35
1959 26 TOT MLB 60 156 139 13 31 7 0 2 12 0 0 12 20 .223 .290 .317 .607 65 44 3 2 1 2 1 2/3
1959 26 WSH AL 37 121 106 8 24 4 0 1 10 0 0 11 16 .226 .300 .292 .592 64 31 3 1 1 2 1 2/3
1959 26 STL NL 23 35 33 5 7 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 4 .212 .257 .394 .651 67 13 0 1 0 0 0 2/3
6 Yrs 229 608 544 58 124 22 1 8 62 4 0 53 96 .228 .300 .316 .616 68 172 13 4 4 3 2
162 Game Avg. 162 430 385 41 88 16 1 6 44 3 0 37 68 .228 .300 .316 .616 68 122 9 3 3
DET (3 yrs) 96 241 216 20 50 10 0 2 24 0 0 22 43 .231 .304 .306 .610 65 66 3 1 1 1 1
WSH (1 yr) 37 121 106 8 24 4 0 1 10 0 0 11 16 .226 .300 .292 .592 64 31 3 1 1 2 1
STL (1 yr) 23 35 33 5 7 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 4 .212 .257 .394 .651 67 13 0 1 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 40 96 85 13 17 1 0 4 19 0 0 9 23 .200 .284 .353 .637 76 30 3 1 1 0 0
SLB (1 yr) 33 115 104 12 26 4 1 0 7 4 0 10 10 .250 .316 .308 .623 72 32 4 0 1
AL (6 yrs) 206 573 511 53 117 19 1 7 60 4 0 52 92 .229 .302 .311 .613 68 159 13 3 4 3 2
NL (1 yr) 23 35 33 5 7 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 4 .212 .257 .394 .651 67 13 0 1 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
1952 19 SLB AL 33 115 -4 1 -1 -2 -0 -6 -0.7 4 -2 -0.3 .480 .496 -0.1 -0.2 -0 O8/759
1955 22 DET AL 24 63 -3 -0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .488 .498 -0.1 0.0 -1 /327
1956 23 DET AL 14 22 -5 0 -0 -0 0 -6 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .458 .496 -0.5 -0.0 -5 /27
1957 24 DET AL 58 156 -3 1 1 -1 -1 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .495 .498 0.3 -0.2 3 92/73
1958 25 CLE AL 40 96 -3 0 -0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 3 0 -0.0 .493 .498 0.1 -0.0 1 2/35
1959 26 WSH AL 37 121 -5 -0 -0 -2 2 -6 -0.7 4 -2 -0.3 .482 .496 -0.1 -0.1 -1 2/3
1959 26 STL NL 23 35 -1 -1 1 -2 0 -3 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .488 .498 0.1 -0.2 1 2/3
6 Seasons 229 608 -23 -0 1 -8 2 -29 -3.2 19 -10 -1.3 .487 .497 -0.4 -0.7 -2
DET (3 yrs) 96 241 -11 0 1 -1 -1 -11 -1.2 7 -4 -0.5 .488 .498 -0.3 -0.2 -3
WSH (1 yr) 37 121 -5 -0 -0 -2 2 -6 -0.7 4 -2 -0.3 .482 .496 -0.1 -0.1 -1
STL (1 yr) 23 35 -1 -1 1 -2 0 -3 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .488 .498 0.1 -0.2 1
CLE (1 yr) 40 96 -3 0 -0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 3 0 -0.0 .493 .498 0.1 -0.0 1
SLB (1 yr) 33 115 -4 1 -1 -2 -0 -6 -0.7 4 -2 -0.3 .480 .496 -0.1 -0.2 -0

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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
1952 SLB AL 19 OF 29 25 23 222.0 75 70 3 2 0 .973 2.96 2.52 .980 2.40 2.40
1952 SLB AL 19 CF 25 24 22 204.0 71 66 3 2 0 .972 3.04 2.76 .983 2.91 2.91
1952 SLB AL 19 LF 3 1 1 16.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.69 1.00 .980 2.25 2.27
1952 SLB AL 19 3B 2 1 0 10.2 6 4 1 1 0 .833 4.22 2.50 .953 3.29 3.30
1952 SLB AL 19 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
1955 DET AL 22 1B 6 6 6 52.0 53 52 1 0 5 1.000 0 2 9.17 8.83 .991 9.62 9.53
1955 DET AL 22 C 4 4 3 33.0 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.64 4.25 .988 5.59 5.55 0 0 1 0 0% 47% 0
1955 DET AL 22 LF 4 4 0 23.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 10 1.57 1.00 .980 2.27 2.25
1955 DET AL 22 OF 4 4 0 23.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 10 1.57 1.00 .982 2.39 2.38
1956 DET AL 23 C 2 1 1 10.0 7 7 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 6.30 3.50 .989 5.94 5.85 1 0 0 0 0
1956 DET AL 23 LF 2 2 1 15.0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 -0 -40 1.20 1.00 .977 2.10 2.10
1956 DET AL 23 OF 2 2 1 15.0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 -0 -40 1.20 1.00 .980 2.34 2.30
1957 DET AL 24 OF 27 25 8 179.1 43 40 1 2 0 .953 1 7 2.06 1.52 .980 2.24 2.25
1957 DET AL 24 RF 21 20 5 138.1 29 28 0 1 0 .966 1 7 1.82 1.33 .976 1.93 1.93
1957 DET AL 24 C 12 9 8 82.0 60 50 7 3 3 .950 0 0 6.26 4.75 .991 5.92 5.94 0 0 2 3 60% 47% 0
1957 DET AL 24 LF 6 5 3 41.0 14 13 0 1 0 .929 0 9 2.85 2.17 .980 2.11 2.10
1957 DET AL 24 1B 3 3 3 26.0 32 28 3 1 2 .969 -2 -83 10.73 10.33 .992 9.66 9.70
1958 CLE AL 25 C 20 14 14 140.0 92 84 8 0 0 1.000 -1 -9 5.91 4.60 .990 6.01 5.95 9 3 4 4 50% 47% 0
1958 CLE AL 25 1B 4 4 3 28.0 26 24 2 0 1 1.000 0 13 8.36 6.50 .991 9.61 9.50
1958 CLE AL 25 3B 1 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 3.10 3.10
1959 TOT MLB 26 C 53 38 25 331.2 205 182 22 1 3 .995 -4 -14 5.54 3.85 .989 6.15 6.13 12 14 23 14 38% 40% 1
1959 TOT MLB 26 1B 3 1 1 18.0 19 16 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 9.50 6.33 .990 9.80 9.67
1959 WSH AL 26 C 34 29 23 249.2 148 129 18 1 2 .993 -2 -10 5.30 4.32 .989 6.08 6.04 7 7 18 10 36% 40% 1
1959 WSH AL 26 1B 2 1 1 16.0 19 16 3 0 1 1.000 0 8 10.69 9.50 .990 9.84 9.75
1959 STL NL 26 C 19 9 2 82.0 57 53 4 0 1 1.000 -2 -29 6.26 3.00 .989 6.34 6.28 5 7 5 4 44% 38% 0
1959 STL NL 26 1B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 9.45 9.50
5 Seasons C 91 66 51 596.2 381 339 38 4 7 .990 -5 -10 5.69 4.14 .990 6.05 6.03 22 17 30 21 41% 42% 1
4 Seasons OF 62 56 32 439.1 125 116 4 5 0 .960 1 2 2.46 1.94 .980 2.33 2.33
1 Season CF 25 24 22 204.0 71 66 3 2 0 .972 3.04 2.76 .983 2.91 2.91
2 Seasons RF 22 20 5 140.1 29 28 0 1 0 .966 1 7 1.80 1.27 .976 1.93 1.93
4 Seasons 1B 16 14 13 124.0 130 120 9 1 9 .992 -1 -14 9.36 8.06 .991 9.65 9.58
4 Seasons LF 15 12 5 95.0 24 22 0 2 0 .917 0 0 2.08 1.47 .980 2.17 2.17
2 Seasons 3B 3 2 1 19.2 6 4 1 1 0 .833 -0 -18 2.29 1.67 .953 3.20 3.23
6 Seasons TOT 172 138 97 1179.2 642 579 52 11 16 .983 -6 -6 4.81 3.67 .988 5.00 4.98 22 17 30 21 41% 42% 1
Lg 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
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

Passed Balls s c a p y
1958 AL  9 (5th)
1959 NL  5 (3rd)
1959 AL  7 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1952 AL  born 1933-01-17 (2nd)

                           

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