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Tom Prince

Thomas Albert Prince

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 13, 1964 in Kankakee, IL
School: Kankakee Community College (Kankakee, IL)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 4th round of the 1984 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed May 24, 1984. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 22, 1987 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Dodgers/Twins/Phillies/Royals 1987-2003

Final Game: September 28, 2003 (Age 39)
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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
1987 22 PIT NL 4 9 9 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 .222 .222 .667 .889 125 6 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1988 23 PIT NL 29 80 74 3 13 2 0 0 6 0 0 4 15 .176 .218 .203 .421 23 15 5 0 2 0 0 2
1989 24 PIT NL 21 59 52 1 7 4 0 0 5 1 1 6 12 .135 .220 .212 .432 27 11 1 0 0 1 1 2
1990 25 PIT NL 4 11 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 .100 .182 .100 .282 -18 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1991 26 PIT NL 26 42 34 4 9 3 0 1 2 0 0 7 3 .265 .405 .441 .846 140 15 3 1 0 0 0 2/3
1992 27 PIT NL 27 52 44 1 4 2 0 0 5 1 1 6 9 .091 .192 .136 .329 -5 6 2 0 0 2 0 2/5
1993 28 PIT NL 66 204 179 14 35 14 0 2 24 1 1 13 38 .196 .272 .307 .580 56 55 5 7 2 3 2 2
1994 29 LAD NL 3 7 6 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .333 .429 .333 .762 108 2 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1995 30 LAD NL 18 44 40 3 8 2 1 1 4 0 0 4 10 .200 .273 .375 .648 76 15 0 0 0 0 0 2
1996 31 LAD NL 40 77 64 6 19 6 0 1 11 0 0 6 15 .297 .365 .438 .802 118 28 0 2 3 2 2 2
1997 32 LAD NL 47 113 100 17 22 5 0 3 14 0 0 5 15 .220 .275 .360 .635 70 36 2 3 4 1 0 2
1998 33 LAD NL 37 92 81 7 15 5 1 0 5 0 0 7 24 .185 .267 .272 .538 46 22 0 2 2 0 1 2
1999 34 PHI NL 4 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 17 1 1 0 0 0 0 /2
2000 35 PHI NL 46 140 122 14 29 9 0 2 16 1 0 13 31 .238 .321 .361 .682 72 44 6 2 3 0 0 2
2001 36 MIN AL 64 215 196 19 43 4 1 7 23 3 1 12 39 .219 .284 .357 .641 67 70 5 6 0 1 0 2
2002 37 MIN AL 51 148 125 14 28 7 1 4 16 1 3 14 26 .224 .317 .392 .709 88 49 4 4 3 2 0 2
2003 38 TOT AL 32 57 48 5 10 2 0 2 6 1 0 5 7 .208 .309 .375 .684 79 18 2 2 2 0 0 2/D
2003 38 MIN AL 24 49 40 5 8 2 0 2 5 1 0 5 7 .200 .319 .400 .719 88 16 0 2 2 0 0 2/D
2003 38 KCR AL 8 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 30 2 2 0 0 0 0 /2D
17 Yrs 519 1357 1190 113 248 66 4 24 140 9 8 105 252 .208 .286 .331 .617 66 394 36 29 21 12 6
162 Game Avg. 162 424 371 35 77 21 1 7 44 3 2 33 79 .208 .286 .331 .617 66 123 11 9 7 4 2
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
PIT (7 yrs) 177 457 402 25 71 26 0 4 44 3 4 37 81 .177 .256 .271 .527 47 109 16 8 4 6 3
LAD (5 yrs) 145 333 291 35 66 18 2 5 35 0 0 23 67 .227 .296 .354 .650 76 103 2 7 9 3 3
MIN (3 yrs) 139 412 361 38 79 13 2 13 44 5 4 31 72 .219 .300 .374 .674 77 135 9 12 5 3 0
PHI (2 yrs) 50 147 128 15 30 9 0 2 16 1 0 14 32 .234 .319 .352 .671 70 45 7 2 3 0 0
KCR (1 yr) 8 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 30 2 2 0 0 0 0
NL (14 yrs) 372 937 821 75 167 53 2 11 95 4 4 74 180 .203 .280 .313 .593 61 257 25 17 16 9 6
AL (3 yrs) 147 420 369 38 81 13 2 13 45 5 4 31 72 .220 .299 .371 .670 76 137 11 12 5 3 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
1987 22 PIT NL 4 9 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0.1 .509 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1988 23 PIT NL 29 80 -5 -0 -0 -2 1 -6 -0.7 3 -3 -0.4 .476 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -1 $62,500 2
1989 24 PIT NL 21 59 -5 -0 -0 -3 1 -7 -0.9 2 -5 -0.7 .460 .495 -0.3 -0.2 -2 2
1990 25 PIT NL 4 11 -1 -0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .454 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 $107,000 /2
1991 26 PIT NL 26 42 3 -0 -0 1 1 3 0.4 1 5 0.5 .514 .502 0.4 0.2 4 $118,000 2/3
1992 27 PIT NL 27 52 -5 -0 -0 0 1 -4 -0.5 2 -3 -0.4 .480 .497 -0.4 0.1 -3 $140,000 2/5
1993 28 PIT NL 66 204 -10 -1 -1 -6 3 -15 -1.6 6 -9 -0.9 .476 .490 -0.4 -0.3 -3 2
1994 29 LAD NL 3 7 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $275,000 /2
1995 30 LAD NL 18 44 -2 -1 0 1 1 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 -0.0 0.2 0 $306,000 2
1996 31 LAD NL 40 77 1 -0 0 -1 1 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .502 .501 0.4 -0.0 4 $325,000 2
1997 32 LAD NL 47 113 -3 -0 -0 6 2 4 0.4 3 8 0.8 .510 .503 0.2 0.8 2 $350,000 2
1998 33 LAD NL 37 92 -6 1 0 3 2 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .497 .499 -0.2 0.4 -1 $350,000 2
1999 34 PHI NL 4 7 -1 0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .478 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $300,000 /2
2000 35 PHI NL 46 140 -6 0 -1 0 2 -4 -0.4 4 0 -0.0 .491 .498 -0.0 0.2 0 $300,000 2
2001 36 MIN AL 64 215 -10 0 0 5 4 -1 -0.1 8 7 0.7 .498 .499 0.2 0.9 2 $400,000 2
2002 37 MIN AL 51 148 -2 -2 -0 3 3 2 0.2 6 8 0.8 .504 .501 0.4 0.6 5 $450,000 2
2003 38 MIN AL 24 49 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.1 2 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.2 0.1 2 $450,000 2/D
2003 38 KCR AL 8 8 -1 -0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2D
17 Seasons 519 1357 -51 -5 -3 6 23 -32 -3.6 45 14 0.8 .493 .498 0.2 2.8 8 $3,933,500
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
PIT (7 yrs) 177 457 -22 -3 -2 -11 8 -31 -3.4 15 -16 -2.0 .481 .495 -0.9 -0.4 -5 $427,500
LAD (5 yrs) 145 333 -10 -1 0 9 6 4 0.3 10 15 1.3 .503 .501 0.4 1.4 5 $1,606,000
MIN (3 yrs) 139 412 -12 -2 -0 8 7 1 0.2 15 17 1.7 .501 .500 0.9 1.5 9 $1,300,000
PHI (2 yrs) 50 147 -7 0 -1 0 2 -5 -0.5 5 -0 -0.1 .490 .498 -0.1 0.2 -1 $600,000
KCR (1 yr) 8 8 -1 -0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 0.0 -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
2002 37 MIN AL ALDS OAK W 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 37 MIN AL ALCS ANA L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 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 Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1987 PIT NL 22 C 4 3 0 26.0 17 14 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.88 4.25 .987 6.92 6.90 0 2 4 1 20% 29% 0
1988 PIT NL 23 C 28 21 17 198.1 118 108 8 2 1 .983 -2 -12 5.26 4.14 .987 6.56 6.57 3 6 21 5 19% 29% 0
1989 PIT NL 24 C 21 15 12 142.1 100 85 11 4 1 .960 -3 -25 6.07 4.57 .986 6.67 6.68 1 5 25 7 22% 32% 0
1990 PIT NL 25 C 3 3 2 22.2 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -53 6.75 5.67 .987 6.67 6.60 0 2 3 0 0% 29% 0
1991 PIT NL 26 C 19 8 7 87.2 62 52 9 1 0 .984 1 14 6.26 3.21 .988 6.79 6.75 1 4 8 8 50% 33% 0
1991 PIT NL 26 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.80
1992 PIT NL 27 C 19 10 9 114.0 86 76 8 2 0 .977 0 0 6.63 4.42 .991 6.67 6.67 1 3 8 4 33% 32% 0
1992 PIT NL 27 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
1993 PIT NL 28 C 59 50 45 457.0 307 271 31 5 6 .984 -6 -16 5.95 5.12 .989 6.74 6.69 6 18 54 17 24% 31% 1
1994 LAD NL 29 C 3 1 0 13.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 8.31 4.00 .991 7.13 7.07 1 0 0 0 0
1995 LAD NL 30 C 17 12 10 108.1 80 71 8 1 2 .988 1 11 6.56 4.65 .989 7.39 7.37 2 2 8 4 33% 30% 0
1996 LAD NL 31 C 35 16 13 178.1 173 161 11 1 1 .994 -1 -7 8.68 4.91 .989 7.50 7.45 3 9 15 4 21% 28% 0
1997 LAD NL 32 C 45 24 23 259.1 247 221 25 1 5 .996 6 28 8.54 5.47 .990 7.68 7.62 1 8 6 15 71% 32% 0
1998 LAD NL 33 C 32 22 19 214.0 191 175 16 0 2 1.000 3 17 8.03 5.97 .990 7.51 7.47 1 8 13 12 48% 32% 0
1999 PHI NL 34 C 4 1 1 16.0 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.88 3.50 .990 7.42 7.35 0 0 1 0 0% 29% 0
2000 PHI NL 35 C 46 36 25 325.1 271 250 20 1 2 .996 0 0 7.47 5.87 .990 7.45 7.38 2 13 18 9 33% 32% 0
2001 MIN AL 36 C 64 60 52 530.2 421 380 41 0 3 1.000 5 11 7.14 6.58 .990 7.17 7.11 0 22 28 21 43% 29% 0
2002 MIN AL 37 C 50 40 34 371.0 287 272 14 1 2 .997 3 10 6.94 5.72 .993 6.96 6.89 1 10 12 8 40% 32% 0
2003 TOT AL 38 C 29 12 9 136.0 97 91 6 0 0 1.000 1 0 9 0 6.42 3.34 .991 6.79 6.72 3 6 4 3 43% 30% 1
2003 TOT AL 38 DH 3 0
2003 MIN AL 38 C 22 11 9 115.0 88 83 5 0 0 1.000 1 0 10 0 6.89 4.00 .991 6.79 6.72 2 6 2 3 60% 30% 1
2003 MIN AL 38 DH 2 0
2003 KCR AL 38 C 7 1 0 21.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 3.86 1.29 .991 6.77 6.71 1 0 2 0 0% 30% 0
2003 KCR AL 38 DH 1 0
17 Seasons C 478 334 278 3200.0 2500 2267 214 19 25 .992 7 0 3 0 6.98 5.19 .990 7.09 7.06 26 118 228 118 34% 31% 2
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.80
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
17 Seasons TOT 480 334 278 3202.0 2501 2268 214 19 25 .992 7 0 3 0 6.98 5.17 .990 7.09 7.05 26 118 228 118 34% 31% 2
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/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

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2001 AL  42.9 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1997 NL  6 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2001 AL  6.58 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
2003 AL  born 1964-08-13 (10th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2965), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (449th), 0.8 career WAR/3.3 7yr-peak WAR/2.0 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
198823Pittsburgh Pirates$62,50012/13/88 NYT
199025Pittsburgh Pirates$107,000USA Today
199126Pittsburgh Pirates$118,000USA Today survey
199227Pittsburgh Pirates$140,0004/2/92 USA Today
199429Los Angeles Dodgers$275,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1
199530Los Angeles Dodgers$306,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1
199631Los Angeles Dodgers$325,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1
199732Los Angeles Dodgers$350,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1
199833Los Angeles Dodgers$350,0004/3/98 USA Today
199934Philadelphia Phillies$300,0004/6/99 USA Today
200035Philadelphia Phillies$300,0004/5/00 AP
200136Minnesota Twins$400,0004/6/01 USA Today
200237Minnesota Twins$450,0004/3/02 AP
200338Minnesota Twins$450,0004/3/03 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,933,500
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: Thomas Albert tim Tom tommy Prince

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