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Mark Salas

Mark Bruce Salas

Positions: Catcher and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 8, 1961 in Montebello, CA
High School: Nogales HS (La Puente, CA)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 18th round of the 1979 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 19, 1984 (Age 23.103, 12,513th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1985 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Tigers/WhiteSox/Yankees/Indians/... 1984-1991

Final Game: October 5, 1991 (Age 30.211)
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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
1984 23 STL NL 14 21 20 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .150 .250 -30 3 0 0 1 0 0 /279
1985 24 MIN AL 120 382 360 51 108 20 5 9 41 0 1 18 37 .300 .332 .458 .791 110 165 7 1 0 3 5 *2/D RoY-8
1986 25 MIN AL 91 285 258 28 60 7 4 8 33 3 1 18 32 .233 .282 .384 .666 79 99 8 1 5 3 2 2/D
1987 26 TOT AL 72 181 160 21 40 6 0 6 21 0 1 15 23 .250 .322 .400 .722 91 64 2 3 1 2 1 2/D7
1987 26 MIN AL 22 51 45 8 17 2 0 3 9 0 1 5 6 .378 .431 .622 1.054 172 28 0 0 0 1 1 2
1987 26 NYY AL 50 130 115 13 23 4 0 3 12 0 0 10 17 .200 .279 .313 .592 58 36 2 3 1 1 0 2/D7
1988 27 CHW AL 75 211 196 17 49 7 0 3 9 0 0 12 17 .250 .303 .332 .635 78 65 3 3 0 0 2 2/D
1989 28 CLE AL 30 83 77 4 17 4 1 2 7 0 0 5 13 .221 .277 .377 .654 82 29 2 1 0 0 1 D/2
1990 29 DET AL 74 187 164 18 38 3 0 9 24 0 0 21 28 .232 .323 .415 .737 105 68 3 1 1 0 2 2/D5
1991 30 DET AL 33 60 57 2 5 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 10 .088 .117 .158 .275 -25 9 0 2 0 1 0 2/D3
8 Yrs 509 1410 1292 142 319 49 10 38 143 3 3 89 163 .247 .300 .389 .688 87 502 25 12 8 9 13
162 Game Avg. 162 449 411 45 102 16 3 12 46 1 1 28 52 .247 .300 .389 .688 87 160 8 4 3 3 4
MIN (3 yrs) 233 718 663 87 185 29 9 20 83 3 3 41 75 .279 .320 .440 .760 103 292 15 2 5 7 8
DET (2 yrs) 107 247 221 20 43 4 0 10 31 0 0 21 38 .195 .272 .348 .621 72 77 3 3 1 1 2
CLE (1 yr) 30 83 77 4 17 4 1 2 7 0 0 5 13 .221 .277 .377 .654 82 29 2 1 0 0 1
NYY (1 yr) 50 130 115 13 23 4 0 3 12 0 0 10 17 .200 .279 .313 .592 58 36 2 3 1 1 0
STL (1 yr) 14 21 20 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .150 .250 -30 3 0 0 1 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 75 211 196 17 49 7 0 3 9 0 0 12 17 .250 .303 .332 .635 78 65 3 3 0 0 2
AL (7 yrs) 495 1389 1272 141 317 48 10 38 142 3 3 89 160 .249 .302 .392 .695 88 499 25 12 7 9 13
NL (1 yr) 14 21 20 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .150 .250 -30 3 0 0 1 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
1984 23 STL NL 14 21 -4 -0 0 -0 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .471 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 /279
1985 24 MIN AL 120 382 1 2 -0 1 6 10 1.0 13 23 2.2 .508 .506 2.2 0.8 22 $60,000 *2/D RoY-8
1986 25 MIN AL 91 285 -9 0 -1 -1 3 -8 -0.7 10 2 0.2 .491 .495 0.3 0.3 3 $115,000 2/D
1987 26 MIN AL 22 51 5 -0 0 -4 1 2 0.2 2 3 0.3 .507 .501 0.7 -0.3 7 2
1987 26 NYY AL 50 130 -6 0 0 -1 2 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.1 .489 .497 0.0 0.1 0 $137,000 2/D7
1988 27 CHW AL 75 211 -5 0 -0 -2 3 -4 -0.3 7 4 0.3 .495 .498 0.5 0.2 6 $185,000 2/D
1989 28 CLE AL 30 83 -3 -1 0 0 -2 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .483 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2 D/2
1990 29 DET AL 74 187 -1 -1 0 -4 3 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.4 .497 .499 0.9 -0.1 9 $225,000 2/D5
1991 30 DET AL 33 60 -10 0 0 0 -0 -10 -1.0 2 -8 -0.9 .468 .493 -0.9 -0.0 -8 $450,000 2/D3
8 Seasons 509 1410 -31 1 -1 -11 17 -26 -2.5 49 23 2.0 .495 .499 3.2 0.7 34 $1,172,000
MIN (3 yrs) 233 718 -3 1 -1 -4 10 4 0.5 25 28 2.7 .501 .501 3.1 0.7 32 $175,000
DET (2 yrs) 107 247 -11 -0 1 -4 2 -12 -1.2 9 -3 -0.4 .488 .497 0.0 -0.2 1 $675,000
CLE (1 yr) 30 83 -3 -1 0 0 -2 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .483 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -2
NYY (1 yr) 50 130 -6 0 0 -1 2 -5 -0.5 4 -1 -0.1 .489 .497 0.0 0.1 0 $137,000
STL (1 yr) 14 21 -4 -0 0 -0 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .471 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3
CHW (1 yr) 75 211 -5 0 -0 -2 3 -4 -0.3 7 4 0.3 .495 .498 0.5 0.2 6 $185,000

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1984 STL NL 23 C 4 2 2 21.0 13 11 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.57 3.25 .986 6.51 6.50 0 0 4 1 20% 31% 0
1984 STL NL 23 OF 3 1 1 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -13 2.00 0.67 .980 2.30 2.27
1984 STL NL 23 LF 2 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 1.00 .970 2.02 2.00
1984 STL NL 23 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1985 MIN AL 24 C 115 95 75 857.2 573 529 39 5 10 .991 1 1 5.96 4.94 .987 6.05 5.99 11 33 64 37 37% 33% 1 RoY-8
1985 MIN AL 24 DH 3 2 RoY-8
1986 MIN AL 25 C 69 56 48 512.0 398 358 32 8 5 .980 -1 -2 6.86 5.65 .989 6.62 6.56 5 19 41 21 34% 34% 1
1986 MIN AL 25 DH 8 8
1987 TOT AL 26 C 55 40 29 353.2 275 258 16 1 0 .996 -5 -17 6.97 4.98 .988 6.74 6.67 10 23 42 13 24% 31% 2
1987 MIN AL 26 C 14 10 9 95.2 90 86 3 1 0 .989 -4 -50 8.37 6.36 .988 6.75 6.67 2 8 20 1 5% 31% 1
1987 NYY AL 26 C 41 30 20 258.0 185 172 13 0 0 1.000 -1 -5 6.45 4.51 .988 6.74 6.67 8 15 22 12 35% 31% 1
1987 NYY AL 26 DH 2 2
1987 NYY AL 26 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1987 NYY AL 26 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1988 CHW AL 27 C 69 56 43 483.1 292 251 35 6 5 .979 -2 -5 5.33 4.14 .989 6.22 6.16 6 22 37 20 35% 31% 0
1988 CHW AL 27 DH 1 1
1989 CLE AL 28 DH 20 19
1989 CLE AL 28 C 5 0 0 7.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.14 0.80 .990 6.30 6.16 0 0 1 1 50% 32% 0
1990 DET AL 29 C 57 44 32 385.0 252 227 22 3 3 .988 -4 -12 5.82 4.37 .991 6.42 6.35 6 23 36 16 31% 34% 2
1990 DET AL 29 DH 3 0
1990 DET AL 29 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 1.00 .940 2.70 2.70
1991 DET AL 30 C 11 2 0 38.0 23 22 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.45 2.09 .990 6.49 6.48 0 2 4 2 33% 34% 0
1991 DET AL 30 DH 8 8
1991 DET AL 30 1B 5 0 0 7.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.40 .991 9.77 9.74
8 Seasons C 385 295 229 2657.2 1830 1659 148 23 23 .987 -11 -5 6.12 4.69 .988 6.35 6.29 38 122 229 111 33% 33% 6
7 Seasons DH 45 40
1 Season 1B 5 0 0 7.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.40 .991 9.77 9.74
2 Seasons OF 4 1 1 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -36 1.80 0.50 .980 2.34 2.28
2 Seasons LF 3 1 1 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 2.00 0.67 .970 2.00 2.03
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 1.00 .940 2.70 2.70
1 Season RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
8 Seasons TOT 395 296 230 2675.2 1840 1667 150 23 23 .988 -11 -5 6.11 4.60 .988 6.34 6.29 38 122 229 111 33% 33% 6
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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1986 AL  8 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1985 AL  10 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1985 AL  11 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1985 AL  64 (5th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1985 AL  37 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1985 AL  .991 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1980), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (431st), 2.0 career WAR/2.9 7yr-peak WAR/2.5 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1985 24 Minnesota Twins $60,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 25 Minnesota Twins $115,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 26 New York Yankees $137,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 27 Chicago White Sox $185,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1990 29 Detroit Tigers $225,000 ? 11/21/90 NYT
1991 30 Detroit Tigers $450,000 ? USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,172,000
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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