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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

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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
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

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
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

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)

                           

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