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John Smoltz

John Andrew Smoltz (Smoltzie)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: May 15, 1967 in Detroit, MI
High School: Waverly HS (Lansing, MI)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 22nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.
Signed September 22, 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 23, 1988 (Age 21.069)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1988 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/RedSox/Cardinals 1988-2009
Agents: Lonnie Cooper,Myles Shoda [*]
Final Game: September 30, 2009 (Age 42.138)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1988 ATL NL 21 P 12 12 0 64.0 10 4 6 0 1 1.000 1.41 0.83 .955 1.95 1.96 6 0 0% 29% 0
1989 ATL NL 22 P 29 29 5 208.0 62 23 32 7 2 .887 2.38 1.90 .947 1.87 1.87 14 7 33% 32% 3 AS
1990 ATL NL 23 P 34 34 6 231.1 56 26 27 3 4 .946 2.06 1.56 .957 1.80 1.79 31 10 24% 29% 2
1991 ATL NL 24 P 36 36 5 229.2 50 15 34 1 1 .980 1.92 1.36 .955 1.86 1.85 14 13 48% 33% 2
1992 ATL NL 25 P 35 35 9 246.2 50 23 26 1 3 .980 1.79 1.40 .954 1.94 1.94 11 7 39% 32% 2 AS
1993 ATL NL 26 P 35 35 3 243.2 52 29 23 0 1 1.000 1.92 1.49 .953 1.84 1.83 12 5 29% 31% 0 AS
1994 ATL NL 27 P 21 21 1 134.2 29 10 18 1 1 .966 1.87 1.33 .958 1.86 1.85 2 4 67% 32% 1
1995 ATL NL 28 P 29 29 2 192.2 32 12 18 2 0 .938 1.40 1.03 .956 1.84 1.83 10 4 29% 30% 1
1996 ATL NL 29 P 35 35 6 253.2 55 27 27 1 2 .982 1.92 1.54 .954 1.84 1.83 10 13 57% 28% 1 AS,CYA-1,MVP-11
1997 ATL NL 30 P 35 35 7 256.0 62 29 31 2 2 .968 2.11 1.71 .953 1.85 1.84 14 11 44% 32% 1 SS
1998 ATL NL 31 P 26 26 2 167.2 32 12 20 0 2 1.000 1.72 1.23 .961 1.85 1.84 8 2 20% 32% 0 CYA-4
1999 ATL NL 32 P 29 29 1 186.1 40 9 30 1 3 .975 1.88 1.34 .951 1.72 1.71 9 7 44% 29% 1
2001 ATL NL 34 P 36 5 0 59.0 16 8 7 1 0 .938 2.29 0.42 .959 1.75 1.73 1 1 50% 34% 0
2002 ATL NL 35 P 75 0 0 80.1 22 11 11 0 0 1.000 2.46 0.29 .963 1.83 1.81 2 1 33% 32% 0 AS,CYA-3,MVP-8
2003 ATL NL 36 P 62 0 0 64.1 10 4 6 0 1 1.000 0 0 1.40 0.16 .957 1.83 1.83 1 1 50% 31% 0 AS,MVP-18
2004 ATL NL 37 P 73 0 0 81.2 18 9 9 0 0 1.000 1 2 1.98 0.25 .965 1.84 1.82 2 1 33% 28% 0 MVP-21
2005 ATL NL 38 P 33 33 3 229.2 53 22 31 0 4 1.000 2 2 2.08 1.61 .960 1.75 1.73 10 6 38% 29% 0 AS
2006 ATL NL 39 P 35 35 3 232.0 55 20 33 2 1 .964 2 2 2.06 1.51 .958 1.72 1.71 10 4 29% 28% 0 CYA-7
2007 ATL NL 40 P 32 32 0 205.2 51 19 29 3 1 .941 2 2 2.10 1.50 .965 1.68 1.67 11 4 27% 25% 1 AS,CYA-6
2008 ATL NL 41 P 6 5 0 28.0 8 2 3 3 0 .625 -1 -7 1.61 0.83 .959 1.74 1.72 1 0 0% 27% 0
2009 TOT MLB 42 P 15 15 0 78.0 18 6 12 0 1 1.000 1 2 2.08 1.20 .953 1.63 1.60 3 1 25% 28% 0
2009 BOS AL 42 P 8 8 0 40.0 11 4 7 0 1 1.000 0 0 2.48 1.38 .953 1.53 1.51 1 0 0% 26% 0
2009 STL NL 42 P 7 7 0 38.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1 5 1.66 1.00 .954 1.73 1.70 2 1 33% 29% 0
21 Seasons P 723 481 53 3473.0 781 320 433 28 30 .964 7 1 1.95 1.04 .956 1.81 1.80 182 102 36% 30% 15
21 Seasons TOT 723 481 53 3473.0 781 320 433 28 30 .964 7 8 1.95 1.04 .956 1.81 1.80 182 102 36% 30% 15
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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

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
1988 ATL NL 21 P
1989 ATL NL 22 P
1990 ATL NL 23 P
1991 ATL NL 24 P
1992 ATL NL 25 P
1993 ATL NL 26 P
1994 ATL NL 27 P
1995 ATL NL 28 P
1996 ATL NL 29 P
1997 ATL NL 30 P
1998 ATL NL 31 P
1999 ATL NL 32 P
2001 ATL NL 34 P
2002 ATL NL 35 P
2003 ATL NL 36 P 0 0 0 0
2004 ATL NL 37 P 1 2 1 0 0
2005 ATL NL 38 P 2 2 2 0 0
2006 ATL NL 39 P 2 2 1 1 0
2007 ATL NL 40 P 2 2 2 -1 0
2008 ATL NL 41 P -1 -7 0 -1 0
2009 BOS AL 42 P 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 STL NL 42 P 1 5 1 0 0 0
21 Seasons P 7 1 7 0 -1 0
21 Seasons TOT 7 8 7 0 -1 0
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
1988 ATL NL 21 12 12 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 ATL NL 22 33 29 33 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
1990 ATL NL 23 38 34 38 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
1991 ATL NL 24 38 36 38 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1992 ATL NL 25 36 35 36 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1993 ATL NL 26 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 ATL NL 27 21 21 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 ATL NL 28 29 29 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 ATL NL 29 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 ATL NL 30 36 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1998 ATL NL 31 26 26 25 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 ATL NL 32 29 29 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 ATL NL 34 36 5 35 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 ATL NL 35 75 0 72 75 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 ATL NL 36 62 0 58 62 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 ATL NL 37 73 0 69 73 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 ATL NL 38 33 33 32 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 ATL NL 39 35 35 33 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 ATL NL 40 32 32 30 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 ATL NL 41 6 5 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 BOS AL 42 8 8 1 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 STL NL 42 7 7 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Seasons 735 481 709 723 723 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1988 ATL NL 21 297 79% 22% 6 100% 1 4 0 4 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 100%
1989 ATL NL 22 847 76% 27% 36 92% 0 22 5 14 30 23 2 7 0 1 6 2 2 2 2 0 9 100%
1990 ATL NL 23 966 79% 28% 31 94% 0 27 1 22 28 20 3 3 0 0 3 0 4 2 3 1 7 100%
1991 ATL NL 24 947 81% 32% 38 97% 0 15 3 8 34 24 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 8 88%
1992 ATL NL 25 1021 74% 29% 25 96% 0 23 0 23 26 20 3 1 0 1 0 1 3 2 3 0 9 100%
1993 ATL NL 26 1028 73% 28% 29 90% 0 27 1 22 23 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 90%
1994 ATL NL 27 568 73% 28% 19 95% 1 10 1 6 17 10 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 83%
1995 ATL NL 28 808 70% 29% 24 83% 0 12 0 9 18 16 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 83%
1996 ATL NL 29 995 70% 29% 33 97% 0 26 1 22 30 22 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 9 100%
1997 ATL NL 30 1043 74% 32% 44 82% 0 29 2 24 32 25 3 2 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 0 9 78%
1998 ATL NL 31 681 69% 33% 26 92% 0 13 1 5 19 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 3 100%
1999 ATL NL 32 746 75% 33% 31 100% 0 9 2 6 30 25 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 2 1 7 100%
2001 ATL NL 34 238 73% 29% 8 100% 0 8 1 7 7 7 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 ATL NL 35 314 68% 29% 13 100% 0 3 1 2 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2003 ATL NL 36 244 70% 31% 7 86% 0 4 0 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
2004 ATL NL 37 323 73% 31% 12 100% 0 9 0 6 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
2005 ATL NL 38 931 78% 36% 38 92% 0 22 2 16 31 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 4 0 11 82%
2006 ATL NL 39 960 73% 33% 39 95% 0 20 0 16 33 30 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 100%
2007 ATL NL 40 853 73% 31% 34 88% 1 19 0 13 29 23 1 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 8 75%
2008 ATL NL 41 117 66% 30% 6 67% 0 2 0 1 3 2 1 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2009 BOS AL 42 186 76% 31% 10 90% 0 4 2 2 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
2009 STL NL 42 158 71% 27% 7 71% 0 2 0 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
21 Seasons 14271 74% 30% 516 92% 3 310 23 233 435 348 33 28 1 4 23 7 30 20 27 3 119 90%
MLB Averages 78% 32% 90% 84%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1996 NL (11, 8%)
2002 NL (8, 28%)
2003 NL (18, 2%)
2004 NL (21, 1%)
0.39 Career Shares (531st)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1996 NL (1, 97%)
1998 NL (4, 6%)
2002 NL (3, 13%)
2006 NL (7, 2%)
2007 NL (6, 1%)
1 Cy Young
1.19 Career Shares (47th)

Silver Sluggers
1997 NL (P)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1996 April NL Pitcher of the Month
1996 May NL Pitcher of the Month
1999 April NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1997 Aug 10th NL Player of the Week
2004 Aug 1st NL Player of the Week
2005 Jun 26th NL Player of the Week

Def. Games as P s c a p y
Career  723 (81st)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1989 NL  23 (4th)
1990 NL  26 (2nd)
1992 NL  23 (4th)
1993 NL  29 (2nd)
1996 NL  27 (3rd)
1997 NL  29 (2nd)
2005 NL  22 (2nd)
2006 NL  20 (4th)
Career  320 (13th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1989 NL  7 (1st)
1990 NL  3 (4th)
2008 NL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
Career  1.95 (68th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1989 NL  1.90 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1993 NL  1.000 (1st)
1998 NL  1.000 (1st)
2005 NL  1.000 (1st)

Salary s c a p y
1996 NL  $6,000,000 (8th)
1997 NL  $7,000,000 (3rd)
1998 NL  $7,750,000 (9th)

Oldest s c a p y
2008 NL  born 1967-05-15 (7th)
2009 AL  born 1967-05-15 (3rd)
2009 NL  born 1967-05-15 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1988 NL  born 1967-05-15 (4th)

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