Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  >  >  Fielding

 

Photo of Mel Roach


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)
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
    About biographical information

Standard Fielding

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
1953 MLN NL 20 2B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.30
1954 MLN NL 21 1B 1 0 0 5.0 3 3 0 0 2 1.000 -0 -72 5.40 3.00 .990 9.72 9.80
1957 MLN NL 24 2B 5 1 1 15.0 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.20 1.40 .977 5.40 5.40
1958 MLN NL 25 2B 27 25 23 220.0 137 56 80 1 13 .993 5 25 5.56 5.04 .975 5.33 5.30
1958 MLN NL 25 OF 7 6 3 48.1 8 5 1 2 0 .750 -4 -94 1.12 0.86 .980 2.25 2.26
1958 MLN NL 25 LF 4 3 3 28.1 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -3 -110 1.27 1.00 .976 2.00 2.00
1958 MLN NL 25 RF 3 3 0 20.0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 -1 -72 0.90 0.67 .977 2.02 2.00
1958 MLN NL 25 1B 1 0 0 5.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 0 48 9.00 5.00 .990 9.54 9.50
1959 MLN NL 26 2B 8 3 3 38.2 25 8 14 3 2 .880 -2 -78 5.12 2.75 .976 5.28 5.22
1959 MLN NL 26 LF 4 4 1 23.0 8 4 2 2 0 .750 -1 -57 2.35 1.50 .971 2.03 2.00
1959 MLN NL 26 OF 4 4 1 23.0 8 4 2 2 0 .750 -1 -57 2.35 1.50 .978 2.19 2.20
1959 MLN NL 26 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
1960 MLN NL 27 LF 21 20 6 161.1 37 36 0 1 0 .973 1 9 2.01 1.71 .974 1.99 1.99
1960 MLN NL 27 OF 21 20 6 161.1 40 39 0 1 0 .975 1 9 2.18 1.86 .978 2.20 2.20
1960 MLN NL 27 2B 20 17 4 128.0 58 26 29 3 5 .948 -2 -14 3.87 2.75 .974 5.20 5.19
1960 MLN NL 27 1B 1 0 0 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 4.00 .990 9.67 9.60
1960 MLN NL 27 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .950 2.70 3.00
1961 TOT NL 28 1B 9 6 5 53.1 72 68 3 1 8 .986 1 20 11.98 7.89 .990 9.80 9.71
1961 MLN NL 28 LF 9 9 3 72.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.50 1.33 .973 1.88 1.86
1961 MLN NL 28 OF 9 9 3 72.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.50 1.33 .977 2.16 2.14
1961 MLN NL 28 1B 2 1 1 10.0 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 0 48 16.20 9.00 .990 9.81 9.70
1961 CHC NL 28 1B 7 5 4 43.1 54 50 3 1 8 .981 0 14 11.01 7.57 .990 9.80 9.71
1961 CHC NL 28 2B 7 4 0 30.0 9 3 5 1 0 .889 -1 -40 2.40 1.14 .976 5.52 5.46
1962 PHI NL 29 3B 26 13 8 117.2 41 14 25 2 2 .951 -3 -28 2.98 1.50 .949 2.95 2.92
1962 PHI NL 29 2B 9 4 2 35.2 18 8 10 0 3 1.000 -2 -74 4.54 2.00 .974 5.30 5.24
1962 PHI NL 29 1B 4 1 0 15.0 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 0 40 11.40 4.75 .990 9.78 9.70
1962 PHI NL 29 LF 3 2 1 16.0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 -1 -67 1.12 0.67 .967 1.80 1.80
1962 PHI NL 29 OF 3 2 1 16.0 3 2 0 1 0 .667 -1 -67 1.12 0.67 .973 2.08 2.03
7 Seasons 2B 77 54 33 469.1 254 105 141 8 23 .969 -3 -7 4.72 3.19 .975 5.30 5.28
5 Seasons OF 44 41 14 320.2 71 62 3 6 0 .915 -5 -19 1.82 1.48 .978 2.19 2.19
5 Seasons LF 41 38 14 300.2 65 58 2 5 0 .923 -4 -16 1.80 1.46 .973 1.96 1.95
3 Seasons 3B 28 13 8 119.2 42 15 25 2 2 .952 -3 -28 3.01 1.43 .949 2.95 2.92
5 Seasons 1B 16 7 5 82.1 103 97 5 1 10 .990 1 19 11.15 6.38 .990 9.77 9.69
1 Season RF 3 3 0 20.0 3 1 1 1 0 .667 -1 -72 0.90 0.67 .977 2.02 2.00
8 Seasons TOT 165 115 60 992.0 470 279 174 17 35 .964 -9 -11 4.11 2.75 .976 4.38 4.48
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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1953 MLN NL 20 2B
1954 MLN NL 21 1B -0 -72 -0 -0 0
1957 MLN NL 24 2B 0 0 0 0 -0 0
1958 MLN NL 25 2B 5 25 6 3 2 -1
1958 MLN NL 25 LF -3 -110 -2 0 -2 -1
1958 MLN NL 25 RF -1 -72 -1 0 -1 0
1958 MLN NL 25 1B 0 48 0 0 0 0
1959 MLN NL 26 2B -2 -78 -2 -1 -2 0
1959 MLN NL 26 LF -1 -57 -1 -0 -1 0
1959 MLN NL 26 3B -0 -120 -0 -0 0 0
1960 MLN NL 27 LF 1 9 1 0 1 0
1960 MLN NL 27 2B -2 -14 -2 -1 -1 0
1960 MLN NL 27 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 MLN NL 27 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 MLN NL 28 LF -0 -8 -0 -0 0 0
1961 MLN NL 28 1B 0 48 0 0 0 0
1961 CHC NL 28 1B 0 14 0 1 -0 0
1961 CHC NL 28 2B -1 -40 -1 -1 0 0
1962 PHI NL 29 3B -3 -28 -3 0 -3 0
1962 PHI NL 29 2B -2 -74 -2 -0 -2 0
1962 PHI NL 29 1B 0 40 0 0 0 0
1962 PHI NL 29 LF -1 -67 -1 -1 -0 0
7 Seasons 2B -3 -7 -2 1 -2 -1
5 Seasons LF -4 -16 -3 -1 -2 -1
3 Seasons 3B -3 -28 -3 -0 -3 0
5 Seasons 1B 1 19 1 1 0 0
1 Season RF -1 -72 -1 0 -1 0
8 Seasons TOT -9 -11 -7 1 -8 -1 -1
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1953 MLN NL 20 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
1954 MLN NL 21 3 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1957 MLN NL 24 7 1 7 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
1958 MLN NL 25 44 31 44 35 0 0 1 27 0 0 4 0 3 7 0 13 0
1959 MLN NL 26 19 7 19 13 0 0 0 8 1 0 4 0 0 4 0 6 0
1960 MLN NL 27 48 37 48 41 0 0 1 20 1 0 21 0 0 21 0 11 0
1961 CHC NL 28 23 9 23 13 0 0 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1961 MLN NL 28 13 10 13 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 9 0 3 0
1962 PHI NL 29 65 20 65 40 0 0 4 9 26 0 3 0 0 3 0 28 3
8 Seasons 227 115 227 159 0 0 15 77 28 0 41 0 3 44 0 78 8
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1957 MLN NL 24 65 63% 78% 28% 5 100% 0 4 2 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 MLN NL 25 880 64% 78% 32% 90 96% 0 54 18 29 7 79 69 8 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 14 6 4 2 0 13 2 11 1 1 0
1959 MLN NL 26 188 64% 84% 23% 19 74% 0 8 2 4 2 14 10 3 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
1960 MLN NL 27 518 65% 79% 29% 39 95% 0 27 11 12 5 28 23 5 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 5 2 0 3 0 5 3 2 0 0 0
1961 CHC NL 28 129 73% 76% 26% 7 86% 0 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 PHI NL 29 162 49% 81% 24% 14 79% 0 8 3 3 2 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
6 Seasons 1942 64% 79% 29% 174 91% 0 104 37 51 17 138 118 17 0 1 8 1 4 3 4 24 9 5 5 0 21 5 16 2 1 1
MLB Averages 64% 80% 27% 93%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1958 MLN NL 25 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4 44.4% 4 0 0.0% 0 141 62% 86% 41% 14 29%
1959 MLN NL 26 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 20.0% 4 0 0.0% 2 100 66% 85% 48% 16 38%
1960 MLN NL 27 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 13 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 24 17 70.8% 7 0 0.0% 0 685 58% 80% 32% 81 44%
1961 MLN NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 6 4 66.7% 2 0 0.0% 0 305 60% 81% 30% 29 41%
1962 PHI NL 29 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 68 71% 85% 26% 8 25%
5 Seasons 5 0 5 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 23 19 0 14 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 5 0 45 27 60.0% 17 0 0.0% 2 1299 60% 82% 33% 148 41%
MLB Averages 58.2% 2.6% 64% 80% 30% 48%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1959 MLN NL 26 6 67% 83% 33% 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1960 MLN NL 27 3 33% 100% 67% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 PHI NL 29 543 63% 77% 25% 43 81% 1 14 12 0 2 24 18 3 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 40%
3 Seasons 552 63% 77% 25% 45 80% 1 15 13 0 2 24 18 3 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 33%
MLB Averages 64% 80% 27% 89% 61%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1954 MLN NL 21 18 39% 78% 22% 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
1958 MLN NL 25 19 58% 84% 26% 1 100% 0 4 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 MLN NL 27 13 54% 92% 23% 1 100% 0 4 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 CHC NL 28 194 63% 85% 25% 14 93% 0 48 3 43 2 7 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 8 0 1 0 6 1 2 0 2 1 100%
1961 MLN NL 28 40 43% 85% 40% 3 100% 0 17 1 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 PHI NL 29 67 70% 76% 22% 7 86% 0 18 2 16 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
5 Seasons 351 60% 83% 26% 26 92% 0 94 6 86 2 13 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 10 0 1 0 7 1 3 0 3 2 100%
MLB Averages 64% 80% 27% 93% 86%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1958 MLN NL 25 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 0 1 100.0% 0 78 68% 86% 21% 6 33%
1 Season 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 0 1 100.0% 0 78 68% 86% 21% 6 33%
MLB Averages 41.8% 3.2% 64% 80% 30% 54%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1958 NL  5 (3rd)

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

                           

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball Library     Baseball-Almanac.com     Retrosheet     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Mel Roach    

Name and misspellings: Melvin Earl Mel mell melvin Roach

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.