Jason Varitek    \VAIR-uh-teck\

Jason Andrew Varitek (Tek)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: April 11, 1972 in Rochester, MI
High School: Lake Brantley HS (Altamonte Springs, FL)
School: Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1994 amateur draft.
Signed April 20, 1995. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 24, 1997 (Age 25)
Team: RedSox 1997-2011
Agents: Scott Boras [*]
Final Game: September 25, 2011 (Age 39)
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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 Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1997 BOS AL 25 C 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 7.20 7.10 0 0 0 0 0
1998 BOS AL 26 C 75 56 51 516.0 404 367 32 5 3 .988 -4 -9 6.96 5.32 .990 7.13 7.05 18 20 49 19 28% 31% 0
1998 BOS AL 26 DH 3 0
1999 BOS AL 27 C 140 130 119 1153.0 1049 972 66 11 8 .990 -3 -3 8.10 7.41 .991 6.98 6.87 25 22 124 46 27% 33% 0
1999 BOS AL 27 DH 2 1
2000 BOS AL 28 C 128 119 114 1076.0 920 867 46 7 3 .992 -1 -1 7.64 7.13 .991 6.93 6.85 14 16 104 34 25% 30% 0
2000 BOS AL 28 DH 1 1
2001 BOS AL 29 C 50 47 45 426.2 459 425 32 2 2 .996 1 3 9.64 9.14 .990 7.17 7.11 3 11 51 18 26% 29% 0
2002 BOS AL 30 C 127 121 111 1064.2 970 912 54 4 8 .996 4 5 8.17 7.61 .993 6.96 6.89 10 19 81 31 28% 32% 0
2002 BOS AL 30 DH 1 1
2003 BOS AL 31 C 137 119 107 1075.1 906 854 43 9 8 .990 1 -4 1 -5 7.51 6.55 .991 6.79 6.72 6 28 61 23 27% 30% 0 AS,MVP-24
2003 BOS AL 31 DH 4 3 AS,MVP-24
2004 BOS AL 32 C 130 121 106 1062.2 931 880 49 2 11 .998 3 0 3 0 7.87 7.15 .992 7.12 7.07 5 20 77 23 23% 32% 2 MVP-30
2004 BOS AL 32 DH 1 1 MVP-30
2005 BOS AL 33 C 130 127 111 1089.0 824 784 32 8 4 .990 -4 -8 -4 -9 6.74 6.28 .992 6.79 6.72 7 43 65 21 24% 30% 2 AS,MVP-21,GG,SS
2006 BOS AL 34 C 99 94 78 822.1 679 647 28 4 3 .994 0 -1 0 -1 7.39 6.82 .992 7.09 6.99 1 24 46 13 22% 30% 0
2007 BOS AL 35 C 125 121 106 1064.0 982 937 39 6 8 .994 6 -1 7 -1 8.26 7.81 .991 7.28 7.20 4 16 63 20 24% 27% 0
2008 BOS AL 36 C 131 120 102 1041.1 949 903 42 4 7 .996 3 2 3 2 8.17 7.21 .991 7.26 7.19 4 23 56 16 22% 27% 0 AS
2009 BOS AL 37 C 108 106 90 924.0 896 856 37 3 4 .997 -6 7 -8 9 8.70 8.27 .992 7.48 7.39 1 21 108 16 13% 26% 0
2010 BOS AL 38 C 39 27 23 275.1 255 242 13 0 2 1.000 0 3 0 14 8.34 6.54 .990 7.44 7.37 1 3 34 9 21% 26% 0
2011 BOS AL 39 C 68 64 57 574.2 551 519 28 4 1 .993 -8 -1 -17 -2 8.57 8.04 .992 7.61 7.57 6 17 73 12 14% 28% 1
15 Seasons C 1488 1372 1220 12166.0 10776 10166 541 69 72 .994 -8 -2 -1 0 7.92 7.20 .991 7.10 7.02 105 283 992 301 23% 30% 5
15 Seasons TOT 1488 1372 1220 12166.0 10776 10166 541 69 72 .994 -8 -2 -1 0 7.92 7.20 .991 7.10 7.02 105 283 992 301 23% 30% 5
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/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
1997 BOS AL 25 C 0 0 0
1998 BOS AL 26 C -4 -9 -4
1999 BOS AL 27 C -3 -3 -3
2000 BOS AL 28 C -1 -1 -1
2001 BOS AL 29 C 1 3 1
2002 BOS AL 30 C 4 5 4
2003 BOS AL 31 C 1 1 1 -4 -5 0 -5 1
2004 BOS AL 32 C 3 3 3 0 0 0 -3 -1
2005 BOS AL 33 C -4 -4 -4 -8 -9 0 -10 -6
2006 BOS AL 34 C 0 0 0 -1 -1 0 0 -3
2007 BOS AL 35 C 6 7 6 -1 -1 -1 -2 -2
2008 BOS AL 36 C 3 3 3 2 2 0 3 -2
2009 BOS AL 37 C -6 -8 -6 7 9 0 1 8 -8
2010 BOS AL 38 C 0 0 0 3 14 0 0 1 0
2011 BOS AL 39 C -8 -17 -8 -1 -2 0 0 2 -5
15 Seasons C -8 -1 -8 -2 0 0 0 -6 -26
15 Seasons TOT -8 -1 -8 -2 0 0 0 -6 -26

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1997 BOS AL 25 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1998 BOS AL 26 86 56 86 75 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 24 0
1999 BOS AL 27 144 131 144 140 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
2000 BOS AL 28 139 120 139 128 0 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 18 0
2001 BOS AL 29 51 47 51 50 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2002 BOS AL 30 132 122 132 127 0 127 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
2003 BOS AL 31 142 122 142 137 0 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 15 0
2004 BOS AL 32 137 122 137 130 0 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 0
2005 BOS AL 33 133 127 133 130 0 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2006 BOS AL 34 103 94 103 99 0 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2007 BOS AL 35 131 121 131 125 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2008 BOS AL 36 131 120 131 131 0 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2009 BOS AL 37 109 106 109 108 0 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010 BOS AL 38 39 27 39 39 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 BOS AL 39 68 64 68 68 0 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Seasons 1546 1379 1546 1488 0 1488 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 115 1
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%
1997 BOS AL 25 3 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 BOS AL 26 2259 4.29 4.78 22 73% 0 0 367 10 2 9 346 33 4 1 0 8 5 1 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 5 40%
1999 BOS AL 27 4932 3.98 4.48 47 96% 2 1 972 34 4 15 919 66 9 0 0 8 11 1 5 5 2 8 0 0 2 11 91%
2000 BOS AL 28 4540 3.96 4.29 40 98% 1 0 867 29 2 16 819 46 9 0 0 10 7 0 2 5 1 3 0 0 0 3 100%
2001 BOS AL 29 1767 2.97 3.29 22 91% 0 1 425 16 3 3 403 32 4 0 0 10 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 3 67%
2002 BOS AL 30 4438 3.74 4.12 42 95% 0 0 923 25 2 14 882 45 13 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 1 8 0 1 2 9 89%
2003 BOS AL 31 4646 4.49 4.90 34 100% 0 0 854 25 4 10 815 43 11 0 0 12 9 1 0 8 0 8 0 2 2 3 100%
2004 BOS AL 32 4548 4.18 4.73 34 97% 0 1 880 26 3 8 843 49 8 0 0 14 2 0 0 2 0 11 0 2 3 6 83%
2005 BOS AL 33 4816 5.02 5.37 48 100% 0 0 784 41 4 12 726 32 6 2 0 4 8 0 0 8 0 4 0 1 1 4 100%
2006 BOS AL 34 3569 4.84 5.11 22 95% 1 0 647 14 1 8 624 28 5 1 0 8 4 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 1 3 67%
2007 BOS AL 35 4480 3.80 4.06 35 91% 1 0 937 28 5 6 898 39 4 0 0 12 6 1 1 4 0 8 0 0 0 6 83%
2008 BOS AL 36 4410 3.66 3.92 38 97% 0 0 903 28 1 9 865 42 10 0 0 16 4 0 0 4 0 7 0 1 2 7 100%
2009 BOS AL 37 3982 3.87 4.21 36 97% 0 0 856 27 3 8 818 37 8 1 0 12 3 0 0 3 0 4 0 1 2 8 88%
2010 BOS AL 38 1171 4.05 4.22 10 100% 0 0 242 9 2 2 229 13 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 100%
2011 BOS AL 39 2408 3.56 3.85 18 94% 0 0 519 9 1 3 506 28 7 0 1 8 4 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 67%
15 Seasons 51969 4.08 4.44 448 95% 5 3 10177 321 37 123 9694 533 99 6 1 126 69 5 11 53 5 72 0 9 16 74 85%
MLB Averages 4.38 4.77 93% 85%

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
1997 BOS AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 BOS AL 26 18 20 838 49 19 16 28% 39 14 10 3 0 2 0 0 120 22 1.28 1.38
1999 BOS AL 27 25 22 1868 124 46 41 27% 109 41 15 3 0 2 0 0 208 53 1.44 1.10
2000 BOS AL 28 14 16 1536 104 34 24 25% 80 31 24 2 0 1 0 0 159 40 1.26 1.18
2001 BOS AL 29 3 11 632 51 18 15 26% 42 17 9 0 0 1 0 0 77 19 1.54 1.33
2002 BOS AL 30 10 19 1579 81 31 29 28% 65 28 16 3 0 0 0 0 134 34 1.22 1.19
2003 BOS AL 31 6 28 1691 61 23 19 27% 52 21 9 2 0 0 0 0 130 23 1.54 1.12
2004 BOS AL 32 5 20 1666 77 23 20 23% 60 21 17 2 0 0 2 0 128 31 1.33 1.66
2005 BOS AL 33 7 43 1830 65 21 16 24% 50 20 14 1 1 0 2 1 142 29 1.16 1.12
2006 BOS AL 34 1 24 1330 46 13 10 22% 39 11 6 2 1 0 0 0 93 18 1.29 1.41
2007 BOS AL 35 4 16 1608 63 20 19 24% 55 19 8 1 0 0 0 0 107 25 1.33 1.06
2008 BOS AL 36 4 23 1615 56 16 13 22% 45 15 11 1 0 0 0 0 122 20 1.40 1.28
2009 BOS AL 37 1 21 1462 108 16 10 13% 95 14 13 2 0 0 0 0 163 20 1.30 0.94
2010 BOS AL 38 2 3 407 34 9 8 21% 30 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 51 9 1.58 1.22
2011 BOS AL 39 6 17 854 73 12 10 14% 64 11 8 1 1 0 1 1 119 14 1.15 1.20
15 Seasons 106 283 18916 992 301 250 23% 825 271 164 24 3 6 5 2 1753 357 1.33 1.22
MLB Averages 30% 1.28 1.24



* - 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))
2003 AL (24, 1%)
2004 AL (30, 0%)
2005 AL (21, 1%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Gold Gloves
2005 AL (C)

Silver Sluggers
2005 AL (C)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1999 AL  140 (2nd)
2000 AL  128 (4th)
2002 AL  127 (3rd)
2003 AL  137 (2nd)
2004 AL  130 (4th)
2007 AL  125 (5th)
2008 AL  131 (3rd)
Career  1,488 (31st)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1999 AL  972 (1st)
2000 AL  867 (3rd)
2002 AL  912 (2nd)
2003 AL  854 (3rd)
2004 AL  880 (1st)
2005 AL  784 (4th)
2007 AL  937 (1st)
2008 AL  903 (3rd)
2009 AL  856 (3rd)
Career  10,166 (11th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1999 AL  66 (4th)
2004 AL  49 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1999 AL  11 (1st)
2000 AL  7 (5th)
2003 AL  9 (1st)
2005 AL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1999 AL  8 (5th)
2002 AL  8 (4th)
2004 AL  11 (2nd)
2007 AL  8 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1998 AL  18 (2nd)
1999 AL  25 (1st)
2000 AL  14 (1st)
2002 AL  10 (3rd)
2005 AL  7 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1999 AL  124 (1st)
2000 AL  104 (1st)
2002 AL  81 (2nd)
2003 AL  61 (5th)
2004 AL  77 (2nd)
2008 AL  56 (5th)
2009 AL  108 (1st)
Career  992 (35th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1999 AL  46 (2nd)
2000 AL  34 (3rd)
2002 AL  31 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2002 AL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1999 AL  8.10 (1st)
2000 AL  7.64 (3rd)
2002 AL  8.17 (1st)
2003 AL  7.51 (3rd)
2004 AL  7.87 (2nd)
2006 AL  7.39 (5th)
2007 AL  8.26 (3rd)
2008 AL  8.17 (3rd)
2009 AL  8.70 (1st)
2011 AL  8.57 (1st)
Career  7.92 (9th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1999 AL  7.41 (2nd)
2000 AL  7.13 (3rd)
2002 AL  7.61 (1st)
2003 AL  6.55 (5th)
2004 AL  7.15 (2nd)
2006 AL  6.82 (4th)
2007 AL  7.81 (2nd)
2009 AL  8.27 (1st)
2011 AL  8.04 (1st)
Career  7.20 (10th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2002 AL  .996 (5th)
2004 AL  .998 (2nd)
2008 AL  .996 (2nd)
2009 AL  .997 (2nd)
Career  .994 (20th)

Oldest s c a p y
2011 AL  born 1972-04-11 (8th)

                                         

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