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Tim Spehr

Timothy Joseph Spehr

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: July 2, 1966 in Excelsior Springs, MO
High School: Richfield HS (Waco, TX)
Schools: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), McLennan Community College (Waco, TX)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 5th round of the 1988 amateur draft.
Signed June 21, 1988. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 18, 1991 (Age 25.016)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1993 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Expos/Royals/Mets/Braves 1991-1999
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Final Game: September 28, 1999 (Age 33.088)
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1991 KCR AL 24 C 37 27 16 230.1 212 190 19 3 3 .986 4 21 8.17 5.65 .990 6.49 6.48 5 2 13 14 52% 34% 0
1993 MON NL 26 C 49 26 14 241.2 197 166 22 9 3 .954 -2 -10 7.00 3.84 .989 6.74 6.69 0 5 39 16 29% 31% 0
1994 MON NL 27 C 46 1 0 99.2 108 102 6 0 1 1.000 0 0 9.75 2.35 .991 7.11 7.05 2 1 7 1 13% 32% 0
1994 MON NL 27 LF 2 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 6.00 1.00 .980 1.80 1.90
1994 MON NL 27 OF 2 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 6.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.25
1995 MON NL 28 C 38 7 4 110.0 105 92 12 1 3 .990 1 11 8.51 2.74 .989 7.40 7.37 0 3 14 6 30% 30% 0
1996 MON NL 29 C 58 7 3 142.1 130 121 7 2 0 .985 -2 -17 8.09 2.21 .989 7.50 7.45 1 3 16 2 11% 28% 0
1996 MON NL 29 OF 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.10
1996 MON NL 29 RF 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
1997 TOT MLB 30 C 24 14 7 130.0 123 110 11 2 1 .984 1 9 8.38 5.04 .991 7.30 7.24 0 5 14 8 36% 32% 0
1997 KCR AL 30 C 17 12 5 94.0 85 78 7 0 1 1.000 0 0 8.14 5.00 .991 7.15 7.09 0 3 12 4 25% 32% 0
1997 ATL NL 30 C 7 2 2 36.0 38 32 4 2 0 .947 1 33 9.00 5.14 .990 7.68 7.61 0 2 2 4 67% 32% 0
1998 TOT MLB 31 C 32 26 20 240.0 192 180 12 0 1 1.000 2 10 7.20 6.00 .990 7.36 7.33 1 8 17 9 35% 31% 0
1998 NYM NL 31 C 21 15 12 147.0 128 118 10 0 1 1.000 1 8 7.84 6.10 .990 7.51 7.47 1 6 12 7 37% 32% 0
1998 NYM NL 31 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .995 9.90 9.40
1998 KCR AL 31 C 11 11 8 93.0 64 62 2 0 0 1.000 1 13 6.19 5.82 .990 7.13 7.05 0 2 5 2 29% 31% 0
1999 KCR AL 32 C 59 53 38 454.2 288 274 11 3 4 .990 -2 -5 5.64 4.83 .991 6.98 6.87 3 8 35 8 19% 33% 0
8 Seasons C 343 161 102 1648.2 1355 1235 100 20 16 .985 2 1 7.29 3.89 .990 7.04 7.05 12 35 155 64 29% 32% 0
2 Seasons OF 3 0 0 3.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 33 4.91 0.67 .980 2.21 2.20
1 Season LF 2 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 6.00 1.00 .980 1.80 1.90
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .995 9.90 9.40
1 Season RF 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
8 Seasons TOT 347 161 102 1653.1 1359 1239 100 20 16 .985 2 2 7.29 3.86 .990 7.03 7.01 12 35 155 64 29% 32% 0
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

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
1991 KCR AL 24 C 4 21 4
1993 MON NL 26 C -2 -10 -2
1994 MON NL 27 C 0 0 0
1994 MON NL 27 LF 0 40 0 0 0 0
1995 MON NL 28 C 1 11 1
1996 MON NL 29 C -2 -17 -2
1996 MON NL 29 RF 0 0 0 0 0
1997 KCR AL 30 C 0 0 0
1997 ATL NL 30 C 1 33 1
1998 NYM NL 31 C 1 8 1
1998 NYM NL 31 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1998 KCR AL 31 C 1 13 1
1999 KCR AL 32 C -2 -5 -2
8 Seasons C 2 1 2
1 Season LF 0 40 0 0 0 0
1 Season 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season RF 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons TOT 2 2 0 0 0 0 2

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1991 KCR AL 24 37 27 37 37 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1993 MON NL 26 53 26 53 49 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5
1994 MON NL 27 52 1 52 48 0 46 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 3 11
1995 MON NL 28 41 7 41 38 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7
1996 MON NL 29 63 7 63 59 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 8
1997 KCR AL 30 17 12 17 17 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 ATL NL 30 8 2 8 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1998 NYM NL 31 21 15 21 21 0 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 KCR AL 31 11 11 11 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 KCR AL 32 60 53 60 59 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 Seasons 363 161 363 346 0 343 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 18 32
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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1991 KCR AL 24 986 3.91 4.34 2 100% 1 0 190 2 1 5 182 19 0 0 0 6 3 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0
1993 MON NL 26 1030 4.02 4.32 10 80% 0 0 166 5 1 3 157 22 3 0 1 6 9 0 2 7 0 3 0 0 1 4 50%
1994 MON NL 27 408 3.16 3.70 5 100% 0 0 102 5 0 0 97 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1995 MON NL 28 482 4.75 4.99 7 100% 0 0 93 3 1 2 87 11 4 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 100%
1996 MON NL 29 583 2.91 3.92 6 83% 1 0 121 3 0 0 118 7 2 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1997 KCR AL 30 444 6.70 6.89 2 100% 0 0 78 1 0 1 76 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1997 ATL NL 30 155 3.25 4.00 1 0% 1 0 32 0 0 1 31 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 NYM NL 31 618 3.12 3.12 12 100% 0 0 118 9 0 4 105 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 100%
1998 KCR AL 31 386 4.06 4.35 1 100% 0 0 62 1 0 0 61 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 KCR AL 32 2014 5.36 5.86 11 100% 0 0 274 8 1 8 257 11 3 0 0 3 3 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 1 2 100%
8 Seasons 7106 4.33 4.75 57 93% 3 0 1236 37 4 24 1171 98 14 0 2 29 20 1 7 12 0 16 0 0 2 16 88%
MLB Averages 4.32 4.76 93% 84%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1991 KCR AL 24 5 2 357 13 14 11 52% 12 10 1 3 0 1 0 0 31 14 1.12 1.29
1993 MON NL 26 0 5 375 39 16 11 29% 32 14 7 2 0 0 0 0 61 15 1.26 1.32
1994 MON NL 27 2 1 156 7 1 1 13% 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 2.41 3.18
1995 MON NL 28 0 3 185 14 6 4 30% 8 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 25 6 1.19 2.08
1996 MON NL 29 1 3 187 16 2 1 11% 13 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 26 2 2.39 0.75
1997 KCR AL 30 0 3 178 12 4 3 25% 10 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 16 4 1.70 1.19
1997 ATL NL 30 0 2 47 2 4 4 67% 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 2.08 1.24
1998 NYM NL 31 1 6 226 12 7 6 37% 11 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 7 1.39 1.71
1998 KCR AL 31 0 2 121 5 2 2 29% 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 1.27 0.73
1999 KCR AL 32 3 8 766 35 8 5 19% 31 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 61 10 1.16 1.22
8 Seasons 12 35 2598 155 64 48 29% 130 56 23 7 2 1 0 0 268 65 1.44 1.39
MLB Averages 32% 1.29 1.25

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%
1994 MON NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 15 47% 60% 40% 2 100%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 15 47% 60% 40% 2 100%
MLB Averages 61.4% 2.7% 58% 78% 40% 50%

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%
1998 NYM NL 31 3 67% 100% 33% 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 3 67% 100% 33% 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 78% 32% 92% 85%

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%
1996 MON NL 29 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 0 0 3 100% 67% 0% 0
1 Season 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 0 0 3 100% 67% 0% 0
MLB Averages 43.3% 2.5% 58% 78% 40% 53%



* - 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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1993 NL  9 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1991 AL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1994 NL  9.75 (1st)

             

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