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Mel Roach

Melvin Earl Roach

Positions: Pinch Hitter, Second Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: January 25, 1933 in Richmond, VA
School: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Signed
by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent (bonus baby) in 1953. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 31, 1953 (Age 20.187)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1958 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Phillies/Cubs 1953-1962

Final Game: September 28, 1962 (Age 29.246)
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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
1953 20 MLN NL 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /4
1954 21 MLN NL 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0 /3
1955 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1956 Did not play in major leagues (Military Service)
1957 24 MLN NL 7 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 -7 1 0 0 1 0 0 /4
1958 25 MLN NL 44 147 136 14 42 7 0 3 10 0 0 6 15 .309 .336 .426 .762 108 58 1 0 4 1 0 4/793
1959 26 MLN NL 19 33 31 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .097 .152 .097 .248 -29 3 0 0 0 0 0 /475
1960 27 MLN NL 48 152 140 12 42 12 0 3 18 0 0 6 19 .300 .329 .450 .779 119 63 10 1 3 2 1 74/35
1961 28 TOT NL 36 84 75 4 11 2 0 1 7 1 0 5 13 .147 .217 .213 .430 17 16 3 2 1 1 0 /374
1961 28 MLN NL 13 42 36 3 6 0 0 1 6 0 0 2 4 .167 .244 .250 .494 37 9 0 2 1 1 0 /73
1961 28 CHC NL 23 42 39 1 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 9 .128 .190 .179 .370 -1 7 3 0 0 0 0 /34
1962 29 PHI NL 65 111 105 9 20 4 0 0 8 0 0 5 19 .190 .225 .229 .454 24 24 2 0 0 1 0 5/437
8 Yrs 227 540 499 42 119 25 0 7 43 1 0 24 75 .238 .275 .331 .606 67 165 17 3 9 5 1
162 Game Avg. 162 385 356 30 85 18 0 5 31 1 0 17 54 .238 .275 .331 .606 67 118 12 2 6
MLN (7 yrs) 139 387 355 32 94 19 0 7 34 0 0 16 47 .265 .299 .377 .676 87 134 12 3 9 4 1
PHI (1 yr) 65 111 105 9 20 4 0 0 8 0 0 5 19 .190 .225 .229 .454 24 24 2 0 0 1 0
CHC (1 yr) 23 42 39 1 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 9 .128 .190 .179 .370 -1 7 3 0 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
1953 20 MLN NL 5 2 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .488 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /4
1954 21 MLN NL 3 4 -1 0 -0 -0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .440 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /3
1957 24 MLN NL 7 7 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .487 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /4
1958 25 MLN NL 44 147 3 -0 0 1 1 4 0.4 6 10 1.0 .510 .503 0.9 0.2 9 4/793
1959 26 MLN NL 19 33 -5 -0 0 -4 0 -9 -0.9 1 -8 -0.8 .450 .494 -0.4 -0.4 -4 /475
1960 27 MLN NL 48 152 5 -1 -2 -0 -1 2 0.1 6 7 0.7 .503 .501 0.8 -0.1 8 74/35
1961 28 MLN NL 13 42 -4 -0 0 -0 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.3 .467 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /73
1961 28 CHC NL 23 42 -4 0 -1 -0 -0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .475 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -3 /34
1962 29 PHI NL 65 111 -12 -0 -0 -5 0 -18 -1.8 4 -13 -1.4 .472 .489 -0.9 -0.5 -8 5/437
8 Seasons 227 540 -20 -1 -3 -9 -0 -34 -3.6 20 -13 -1.5 .484 .496 -0.5 -1.0 -4
MLN (7 yrs) 139 387 -4 -1 -1 -3 -0 -11 -1.2 15 4 0.3 .492 .500 0.7 -0.4 7
PHI (1 yr) 65 111 -12 -0 -0 -5 0 -18 -1.8 4 -13 -1.4 .472 .489 -0.9 -0.5 -8
CHC (1 yr) 23 42 -4 0 -1 -0 -0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .475 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -3

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
1953 20 MLN NL 2 2 0 0.0 105 .000 .000 .267 .000 .337 .000 .416 .000 .753 -100 .000 -0.6 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1954 21 MLN NL 4 5 0 0.0 104 .000 .000 .267 .000 .337 .000 .412 .000 .750 -100 .000 -1.2 -0.1 .000 .000 .000
1957 24 MLN NL 7 6 0 0.0 97 .333 .167 .260 .167 .322 .167 .403 .333 .725 -7 .000 -0.9 -0.1 .200 .000 .000
1958 25 MLN NL 147 100 20 5.4 99 .328 .309 .260 .336 .327 .426 .406 .762 .733 108 .564 1.5 0.2 .674 .162 .118 .0
1959 26 MLN NL 33 28 1 1.0 97 .111 .097 .259 .152 .324 .097 .401 .248 .725 -29 .052 -5.6 -0.6 .179 .065 .000
1960 27 MLN NL 152 113 17 4.0 92 .325 .300 .254 .329 .318 .450 .389 .779 .708 119 .465 3.9 0.4 .648 .193 .150 .0
1961 28 TOT NL 84 69 4 1.6 102 .161 .147 .265 .217 .331 .213 .413 .430 .745 17 .118 -8.8 -0.9 .358 .147 .067 1.0
1961 28 MLN NL 42 32 3 2.5 99 .156 .167 .260 .244 .326 .250 .406 .494 .731 37 .244 -3.1 -0.3 .433 .139 .083 .0
1961 28 CHC NL 42 37 1 0.7 106 .167 .128 .270 .190 .337 .179 .421 .370 .757 -1 .032 -5.7 -0.6 .297 .154 .051 .0
1962 29 PHI NL 111 88 5 1.5 101 .230 .190 .266 .225 .333 .229 .405 .454 .738 24 .118 -11.1 -1.1 .333 .086 .038
8 Yrs 540 411 47 3.1 98 .265 .238 .260 .275 .326 .331 .402 .606 .728 67 .326 -22.7 -2.2 .486 .142 .092 1.8
162 Game Avg. 385 293 34 3.1 98 .265 .238 .260 .275 .326 .331 .402 .606 .728 67 .326 -22.7 -2.2 .486 .142 .092 1
MLN (7 yrs) 387 286 41 3.9 96 .285 .265 .258 .299 .323 .377 .399 .676 .722 87 .425 -5.9 -0.6 .560 .158 .113 .0
PHI (1 yr) 111 88 5 1.5 101 .230 .190 .266 .225 .333 .229 .405 .454 .738 24 .118 -11.1 -1.1 .333 .086 .038
CHC (1 yr) 42 37 1 0.7 106 .167 .128 .270 .190 .337 .179 .421 .370 .757 -1 .032 -5.7 -0.6 .297 .154 .051 .0

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
1953 20 MLN NL 2 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0 50%
1954 21 MLN NL 4 0.0% 25.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.0 3.00 75%
1957 24 MLN NL 7 0.0% 42.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 2.0 2.00 43%
1958 25 MLN NL 147 2.0% 10.2% 4.1% 6.8% 24% 2.50 9.1 45.3 13.6 0.82 81%
1959 26 MLN NL 33 0.0% 12.1% 6.1% 0.0% 0% 2.00 7.8 0.71 82%
1960 27 MLN NL 152 2.0% 12.5% 4.0% 9.9% 36% 3.17 7.4 46.7 7.8 1.19 79%
1961 28 TOT NL 84 1.2% 15.5% 6.0% 3.6% 27% 2.60 5.8 75.0 10.7 1.04 74%
1961 28 MLN NL 42 2.4% 9.5% 4.8% 2.4% 17% 2.00 9.0 36.0 6.0 0.69 76%
1961 28 CHC NL 42 0.0% 21.4% 7.1% 4.8% 40% 3.00 4.3 39.0 1.60 71%
1962 29 PHI NL 111 0.0% 17.1% 4.5% 3.6% 20% 3.80 5.5 13.1 0.94 78%
8 Yrs 540 1.3% 13.9% 4.4% 5.9% 27% 3.13 6.7 71.3 11.6 0.99 78%
MLB Averages 2.3% 12.6% 9.0% 6.6% 29% 1.40 7.1 38.2 8.2 1.01 74%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1953 20 MLN NL -0.6 -0.1 1 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .75 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.86 -0.3 0.75 1
1954 21 MLN NL -1.2 -0.1 4 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 1.71 -0.1 0.0 -1.4 -0.1 1.09 -1.3 0.73 2
1957 24 MLN NL -0.9 -0.1 7 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 .55 -0.1 -0.1 -2.2 -0.2 1.23 -1.3 0.49 3
1958 25 MLN NL 1.5 0.2 147 -0.6 2.2 -2.8 1.08 0.0 -0.6 -1.0 -0.1 0.95 0.4 1.99 12
1959 26 MLN NL -5.6 -0.6 34 -0.6 0.1 -0.7 .95 -0.6 -0.0 -6.2 -0.7 0.94 -6.2 0.90 5
1960 27 MLN NL 3.9 0.4 154 0.2 2.8 -2.6 .93 -0.0 0.2 -3.7 -0.4 0.94 -1.6 1.08 11
1961 28 TOT NL -8.8 -0.9 85 -0.7 1.0 -1.8 1.04 -0.6 -0.1 -8.7 -0.9 0.99 -8.4 1.25 13
1961 28 MLN NL -3.1 -0.3 42 0.2 0.8 -0.7 1.11 -0.1 0.2 -0.9 -0.1 1.05 -2.2 1.84 2
1961 28 CHC NL -5.7 -0.6 43 -0.9 0.2 -1.1 .97 -0.5 -0.4 -7.8 -0.8 0.93 -6.2 1.15 11
1962 29 PHI NL -11.1 -1.1 111 -1.3 1.1 -2.4 .98 -1.2 -0.1 -13.0 -1.3 0.92 -13.5 1.12 28
8 Yrs -22.7 -2.2 543 -3.3 7.3 -10.5 1.00 -2.6 -0.7 -36.4 -3.7 0.95 -32.0 1.22 75

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
1953 20 MLN NL 0 0 33% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 21 MLN NL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 24 MLN NL 0 0 33% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 25 MLN NL 3 0 24% 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 33% 8 7 1 3 3 0 7 2 5
1959 26 MLN NL 0 0 20% 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1960 27 MLN NL 4 0 20% 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 29% 7 6 1 1 1 0 6 1 3
1961 28 TOT NL 2 0 18% 26 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 28 MLN NL 0 0 22% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 28 CHC NL 2 0 13% 13 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 29 PHI NL 0 0 32% 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56% 1 1 0 2 1 1 6 2 4
8 Yrs 9 0 24% 205 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 2 11 37% 20 17 3 6 5 1 20 5 13

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
1953 20 MLN NL 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1954 21 MLN NL 4 50% 0 2 0 0 0 0.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50% 0 0 3 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1957 24 MLN NL 7 57% 1 3 0 0 0 0.49 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 3 0 0% 3 1 33% 8 0 0% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
1958 25 MLN NL 147 41% 42 12 3 0 0 1.99 3 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 6 4 67% 30 1 3% 17 6 35% 85 7 8% 7 2 29% 4 2 50% 0
1959 26 MLN NL 33 52% 3 5 0 0 0 0.90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0% 1 0 0% 18 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0
1960 27 MLN NL 152 59% 42 11 3 0 0 1.08 3 0 7 1 2 1 2 0 4 3 75% 27 10 37% 16 4 25% 92 16 17% 14 7 50% 6 3 50% 0
1961 28 TOT NL 84 37% 11 13 3 1 2 1.25 1 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 100% 16 3 19% 12 2 17% 62 6 10% 9 2 22% 5 3 60% 0
1961 28 MLN NL 42 21% 6 2 1 1 2 1.84 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 100% 9 0 0% 4 2 50% 37 5 14% 2 2 100% 3 3 100% 0
1961 28 CHC NL 42 52% 5 11 2 0 0 1.15 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 43% 8 0 0% 25 1 4% 7 0 0% 2 0 0% 0
1962 29 PHI NL 111 79% 20 28 4 0 2 1.12 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2 14% 8 1 13% 65 8 12% 5 2 40% 3 1 33% 0
8 Yrs 539 54% 119 75 13 1 4 1.22 7 0 16 3 4 3 4 0 12 9 75% 97 17 18% 57 14 25% 333 37 11% 36 13 36% 19 9 47% 1
MLB Averages 49% 85% 11% 31% 14% 50% 54%

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
1953 20 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1954 21 8 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0
1955 22 8 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0
1956 23 8 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 0 0
1957 24 15 13 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .083 .083 .083 .167 -54 1 1 0 1 0 0
1958 25 59 160 148 16 43 7 0 3 10 0 0 6 20 .291 .316 .399 .715 95 59 2 0 5 1 0
1959 26 78 193 179 17 46 7 0 3 10 0 0 8 24 .257 .287 .346 .634 73 62 2 0 5 1 0
1960 27 126 345 319 29 88 19 0 6 28 0 0 14 43 .276 .306 .392 .697 93 125 12 1 8 3 1
1961 28 162 429 394 33 99 21 0 7 35 1 0 19 56 .251 .288 .358 .646 78 141 15 3 9 4 1
1962 29 227 540 499 42 119 25 0 7 43 1 0 24 75 .238 .275 .331 .606 67 165 17 3 9 5 1

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
1953 20 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 5
1954 21 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 3
1957 24 7 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 7
1958 25 46 157 145 16 46 8 0 3 11 0 7 16 .317 .346 .434 .781 22 44
1959 26 20 37 34 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 .147 .216 .147 .363 1 19
1960 27 50 162 149 14 47 13 0 3 21 0 7 20 .315 .346 .463 .809 24 48
1961 28 38 87 78 4 11 2 0 1 7 1 5 14 .141 .209 .205 .414 3 36
1962 29 65 112 106 10 21 4 0 0 9 0 5 19 .198 .232 .236 .468 6 65
8 Yrs 234 568 524 47 130 27 0 7 48 1 27 78 .248 .286 .340 .626 56 227
162 Game Avg. 162 393 363 33 90 19 0 5 33 1 19 54 .248 .286 .340 .626 39 227



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Youngest s c a p y
1953 NL  born 1933-01-25 (7th)
1954 NL  born 1933-01-25 (7th)

                                         

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