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Rick Sweet

Ricky Joe Sweet

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: September 7, 1952 in Longview, WA
High School: Mark Morris HS (Longview, WA)
Schools: Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA), Lower Columbia College (Longview, WA)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 3rd round of the 1975 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 8, 1978 (Age 25.213)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mariners/Padres/Mets 1978-1983

Final Game: October 2, 1983 (Age 31.025)
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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
1978 25 SDP NL 88 259 226 15 50 8 0 1 11 1 4 27 22 .221 .306 .270 .576 69 61 4 1 4 1 7 2
1982 29 TOT MLB 91 289 261 29 67 6 1 4 24 3 0 20 25 .257 .311 .333 .645 76 87 2 2 3 3 0 2
1982 29 NYM NL 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 89 1 0 0 0 0 0
1982 29 SEA AL 88 286 258 29 66 6 1 4 24 3 0 20 24 .256 .311 .333 .644 75 86 2 2 3 3 0 2
1983 30 SEA AL 93 267 249 18 55 9 0 1 22 2 2 13 26 .221 .259 .269 .528 44 67 11 0 2 1 1 2
3 Yrs 272 815 736 62 172 23 1 6 57 6 6 60 73 .234 .292 .292 .584 63 215 17 3 9 5 8
162 Game Avg. 162 485 438 37 102 14 1 4 34 4 4 36 43 .234 .292 .292 .584 63 128 10 2 5 3 5
SEA (2 yrs) 181 553 507 47 121 15 1 5 46 5 2 33 50 .239 .286 .302 .587 60 153 13 2 5 4 1
NYM (1 yr) 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 89 1 0 0 0 0 0
SDP (1 yr) 88 259 226 15 50 8 0 1 11 1 4 27 22 .221 .306 .270 .576 69 61 4 1 4 1 7
AL (2 yrs) 181 553 507 47 121 15 1 5 46 5 2 33 50 .239 .286 .302 .587 60 153 13 2 5 4 1
NL (2 yrs) 91 262 229 15 51 8 0 1 11 1 4 27 23 .223 .306 .271 .577 70 62 4 1 4 1 7

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
1978 25 SDP NL 88 259 -9 -2 1 4 4 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.6 .497 .499 0.1 0.9 2 2
1982 29 NYM NL 3 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .498 .500 0.0 0.0 0
1982 29 SEA AL 88 286 -9 1 1 -2 5 -5 -0.5 10 5 0.4 .495 .497 0.7 0.2 7 2
1983 30 SEA AL 93 267 -20 -1 -0 -3 4 -20 -2.0 9 -11 -1.2 .477 .487 -0.9 0.2 -8 2
3 Seasons 272 815 -39 -2 1 -1 13 -27 -2.7 27 0 -0.1 .490 .494 -0.1 1.4 2
SEA (2 yrs) 181 553 -30 0 1 -5 9 -25 -2.5 19 -6 -0.7 .486 .492 -0.2 0.4 -1
NYM (1 yr) 3 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .498 .500 0.0 0.0 0
SDP (1 yr) 88 259 -9 -2 1 4 4 -2 -0.2 8 6 0.6 .497 .499 0.1 0.9 2

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
1978 SDP NL 25 C 76 63 49 566.2 376 337 33 6 3 .984 4 8 5.88 4.87 .985 6.17 6.12 8 12 30 26 46% 32% 0
1982 SEA AL 29 C 83 64 59 604.0 460 431 26 3 6 .993 -2 -4 6.81 5.51 .988 5.69 5.66 7 24 35 21 38% 36% 0
1983 SEA AL 30 C 85 66 59 601.2 453 413 34 6 6 .987 -3 -6 6.69 5.26 .986 5.70 5.66 4 24 55 28 34% 33% 0
3 Seasons C 244 193 167 1772.1 1289 1181 93 15 15 .988 -1 -1 6.47 5.22 .986 5.85 5.80 19 60 120 75 38% 34% 0
3 Seasons TOT 244 193 167 1772.1 1289 1181 93 15 15 .988 -1 -1 6.47 5.22 .986 5.85 5.80 19 60 120 75 38% 34% 0
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

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1983 AL  6 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1978 NL  46.4 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1982 AL  6.81 (1st)
1983 AL  6.69 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1982 AL  5.51 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1982 AL  .993 (3rd)

                                         

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