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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 25.166, 14,789th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1998 season [*]
Team: RedSox 1997-2011
Agents: Scott Boras [*]
Last Game: September 25, 2011 (Age 39.167)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 29, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #667. Spud Davis… #668. John Kruk… #669. Dave Orr… #670. JASON VARITEK… #671. Randy Winn… #672. Jason Bay… #673. Gus Suhr… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1997 25 BOS AL 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 422 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1998 26 BOS AL 86 247 221 31 56 13 0 7 33 2 2 17 45 .253 .309 .407 .716 83 90 8 2 4 3 1 2/D
1999 27 BOS AL 144 544 483 70 130 39 2 20 76 1 2 46 85 .269 .330 .482 .813 101 233 13 2 5 8 2 *2/D
2000 28 BOS AL 139 519 448 55 111 31 1 10 65 1 1 60 84 .248 .342 .388 .730 83 174 16 6 1 4 3 *2/D
2001 29 BOS AL 51 198 174 19 51 11 1 7 25 0 0 21 35 .293 .371 .489 .859 124 85 6 1 1 1 3 2
2002 30 BOS AL 132 519 467 58 124 27 1 10 61 4 3 41 95 .266 .332 .392 .724 90 183 13 7 1 3 3 *2/D
2003 ★ 31 BOS AL 142 521 451 63 123 31 1 25 85 3 2 51 106 .273 .351 .512 .863 120 231 10 7 5 7 8 *2/D AS,MVP-24
2004 32 BOS AL 137 536 463 67 137 30 1 18 73 10 3 62 126 .296 .390 .482 .872 121 223 11 10 0 1 9 *2/D MVP-30
2005 ★ 33 BOS AL 133 539 470 70 132 30 1 22 70 2 0 62 117 .281 .366 .489 .856 122 230 10 3 1 3 3 *2 AS,MVP-21,GG,SS
2006 34 BOS AL 103 416 365 46 87 19 2 12 55 1 2 46 87 .238 .325 .400 .725 83 146 10 2 1 2 7 2
2007 35 BOS AL 131 518 435 57 111 15 3 17 68 1 2 71 122 .255 .367 .421 .787 103 183 9 8 0 4 9 *2
2008 ★ 36 BOS AL 131 483 423 37 93 20 0 13 43 0 1 52 122 .220 .313 .359 .672 73 152 13 6 0 2 3 *2 AS
2009 37 BOS AL 109 425 364 41 76 24 0 14 51 0 0 54 90 .209 .313 .390 .703 80 142 6 3 0 4 6 2
2010 38 BOS AL 39 123 112 18 26 6 0 7 16 0 0 10 35 .232 .293 .473 .766 100 53 1 0 0 1 2 2
2011 39 BOS AL 68 250 222 32 49 10 1 11 36 0 0 21 67 .221 .300 .423 .723 92 94 3 4 3 0 0 2
15 Yrs 1546 5839 5099 664 1307 306 14 193 757 25 18 614 1216 .256 .341 .435 .776 99 2220 129 61 22 43 59
162 Game Avg. 162 612 534 70 137 32 1 20 79 3 2 64 127 .256 .341 .435 .776 99 233 14 6 2 5 6

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
1997 25 BOS AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .546 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1998 26 BOS AL 86 247 -7 -3 0 -4 4 -9 -0.9 9 -0 0.0 .490 .494 0.4 -0.0 4 $170,000 2/D
1999 27 BOS AL 144 544 -2 -2 -1 -3 8 -0 0.0 20 20 1.9 .500 .500 2.2 0.5 23 $237,500 *2/D
2000 28 BOS AL 139 519 -11 -1 -2 -1 7 -7 -0.6 19 12 1.2 .495 .496 1.3 0.6 13 $375,000 *2/D
2001 29 BOS AL 51 198 4 -0 -1 1 3 7 0.7 7 14 1.4 .513 .504 1.3 0.4 13 $1,800,000 2
2002 30 BOS AL 132 519 -9 -1 1 4 7 2 0.2 19 21 2.1 .501 .501 1.7 1.1 17 $3,500,000 *2/D
2003 ★ 31 BOS AL 142 521 9 -2 0 -4 8 12 1.2 20 31 3.0 .508 .507 3.4 0.4 35 $4,700,000 *2/D AS,MVP-24
2004 32 BOS AL 137 536 14 -0 -0 0 8 21 2.1 20 41 4.0 .515 .512 3.9 0.9 41 $6,900,000 *2/D MVP-30
2005 ★ 33 BOS AL 133 539 19 -0 1 -8 8 20 2.0 20 40 3.9 .514 .512 4.7 0.0 48 $8,000,000 *2 AS,MVP-21,GG,SS
2006 34 BOS AL 103 416 -11 -2 -0 -1 6 -8 -0.7 16 7 0.8 .492 .495 0.8 0.5 8 $10,000,000 2
2007 35 BOS AL 131 518 -0 -3 1 -1 8 4 0.5 19 24 2.3 .503 .502 2.4 0.7 25 $11,000,000 *2
2008 ★ 36 BOS AL 131 483 -18 -4 -1 2 8 -13 -1.2 18 5 0.6 .490 .492 0.3 1.0 3 $10,442,030 *2 AS
2009 37 BOS AL 109 425 -13 -1 -1 7 7 -1 -0.0 16 15 1.5 .499 .499 0.8 1.4 8 $5,000,000 2
2010 38 BOS AL 39 123 -2 -1 -0 3 2 2 0.2 5 7 0.7 .506 .501 0.4 0.6 4 $3,000,000 2
2011 39 BOS AL 68 250 -2 -2 0 -1 4 -0 -0.0 9 9 0.9 .499 .500 1.0 0.3 10 $2,000,000 2
15 Seasons 1546 5839 -27 -23 -3 -6 86 28 3.6 219 247 24.3 .502 .501 24.6 8.5 253 $67,124,530

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1998 26 BOS AL ALDS CLE L 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999 27 BOS AL ALDS CLE W 5 22 21 7 5 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 .238 .273 .524 .797 11 0 1 0 0 0
1999 27 BOS AL ALCS NYY L 5 22 20 1 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .238 .500 .738 10 1 0 1 0 0
2003 31 BOS AL ALDS OAK W 5 16 14 4 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 .286 .375 .714 1.089 10 0 0 0 0 1
2003 31 BOS AL ALCS NYY L 6 21 20 4 6 2 0 2 3 0 0 1 5 .300 .333 .700 1.033 14 0 0 0 0 1
2004 32 BOS AL ALDS ANA W 3 15 12 3 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 5 .167 .333 .417 .750 5 1 1 0 0 2
2004 32 BOS AL ALCS NYY W 7 31 28 5 9 1 0 2 7 0 0 2 6 .321 .355 .571 .926 16 0 0 0 1 0
2004 ❍ 32 BOS AL WS STL W 4 15 13 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 4 .154 .267 .308 .574 4 0 1 0 0 0
2005 33 BOS AL ALDS CHW L 3 10 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .300 .300 .300 .600 3 0 0 0 0 0
2007 35 BOS AL ALDS LAA W 3 11 11 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .182 .182 .273 .455 3 1 0 0 0 0
2007 35 BOS AL ALCS CLE W 7 29 26 3 7 3 0 1 4 0 0 2 5 .269 .345 .500 .845 13 1 1 0 0 0
2007 ❍ 35 BOS AL WS COL W 4 18 15 2 5 1 0 0 5 0 0 1 5 .333 .333 .400 .733 6 0 0 0 2 0
2008 36 BOS AL ALDS LAA W 4 15 14 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .214 .214 .429 3 2 0 1 0 0
2008 36 BOS AL ALCS TBR L 6 23 20 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 8 .050 .174 .200 .374 4 0 1 0 0 0
7 Yrs (14 Series) 63 252 228 37 54 12 2 11 33 0 0 14 56 .237 .292 .452 .744 103 6 5 2 3 4
7 ALDS 24 93 86 18 20 4 0 4 10 0 0 4 19 .233 .283 .419 .701 36 4 2 1 0 3
5 ALCS 31 126 114 15 27 7 1 7 16 0 0 8 28 .237 .296 .500 .796 57 2 2 1 1 1
2 WS 8 33 28 4 7 1 1 0 7 0 0 2 9 .250 .303 .357 .660 10 0 1 0 2 0

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 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
6 Seasons DH 12 7
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

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 (1413th)

Gold Gloves
2005 AL (C)

Silver Sluggers
2005 AL (C)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2001 May 20th AL Player of the Week

On-Base% s c a p y
2004 AL  .390 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1999 AL  39 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Career  1,216 (156th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1999 AL  8 (10th)

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 (13th)

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 (13th)

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 (22nd)

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

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 54 (370), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 31 (299), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (60th), 24.3 career WAR/18.7 7yr-peak WAR/21.5 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
1998 26 Boston Red Sox $170,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
1999 27 Boston Red Sox $237,500 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2000 28 Boston Red Sox $375,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2001 29 Boston Red Sox $1,800,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 30 Boston Red Sox $3,500,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 31 Boston Red Sox $4,700,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 32 Boston Red Sox $6,900,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 33 Boston Red Sox $8,000,000 ?
2006 34 Boston Red Sox $10,000,000 ?
2007 35 Boston Red Sox $11,000,000 ?
2008 36 Boston Red Sox $10,442,030 ?
2009 37 Boston Red Sox $5,000,000 ?
2010 38 Boston Red Sox $3,000,000 12.020
2011 39 Boston Red Sox $2,000,000 13.020
Career to date (may be incomplete)$67,124,530
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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