Chris Widger

Christopher Jon Widger

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: May 21, 1971 in Wilmington, DE
High School: Pennsville HS (Pennsville, NJ)
School: George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 3rd round of the 1992 amateur draft.
Signed June 3, 1992. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 23, 1995 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Expos/WhiteSox/Cardinals/Mariners/Yankees/... 1995-2006
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Final Game: September 15, 2006 (Age 35)
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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
1995 SEA AL 24 C 19 9 7 96.0 62 61 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -12 5.81 3.26 .990 6.74 6.67 2 2 8 0 0% 31% 0
1995 SEA AL 24 OF 3 2 0 16.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 52 1.69 1.00 .983 2.31 2.30
1995 SEA AL 24 LF 2 1 0 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 1.00 0.50 .980 2.20 2.20
1995 SEA AL 24 DH 1 0
1995 SEA AL 24 RF 1 1 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1 103 2.57 2.00 .980 2.06 2.00
1996 SEA AL 25 C 7 2 2 31.0 21 18 1 2 0 .905 -1 -39 5.52 2.71 .990 6.91 6.87 0 3 1 0 0% 30% 0
1997 MON NL 26 C 85 78 69 694.1 567 516 40 11 2 .981 -18 -31 7.21 6.54 .990 7.68 7.62 8 34 116 23 17% 32% 0
1998 MON NL 27 C 123 118 102 1014.0 830 752 64 14 12 .983 1 1 7.24 6.63 .990 7.51 7.47 14 38 82 47 36% 32% 1
1999 MON NL 28 C 117 104 82 887.2 722 662 54 6 6 .992 -4 -5 7.26 6.12 .990 7.41 7.35 8 26 101 29 22% 29% 0
2000 TOT MLB 29 C 91 80 62 685.2 560 514 38 8 4 .986 -2 -4 7.25 6.07 .990 7.44 7.35 5 29 53 20 27% 32% 1
2000 MON NL 29 C 85 80 62 670.2 549 503 38 8 4 .985 -2 -4 7.26 6.36 .990 7.45 7.38 4 28 53 20 27% 32% 1
2000 SEA AL 29 C 6 0 0 15.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 6.60 1.83 .991 6.90 6.85 1 1 0 0 0
2000 SEA AL 29 1B 2 1 0 9.0 9 9 0 0 2 1.000 -0 -53 9.00 4.50 .993 9.40 9.25
2000 SEA AL 29 DH 2 0
2000 SEA AL 29 OF 1 1 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -103 0.00 0.00 2.31 2.30
2000 SEA AL 29 RF 1 1 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -103 0.00 0.00 2.19 2.10
2002 NYY AL 31 C 21 18 13 157.1 119 111 6 2 1 .983 -1 -8 6.69 5.57 .993 6.96 6.89 1 5 8 3 27% 32% 0
2003 STL NL 32 C 41 32 19 278.2 200 185 14 1 1 .995 -1 1 -4 3 6.43 4.85 .992 7.33 7.26 2 13 12 6 33% 31% 0
2003 STL NL 32 1B 1 0 0 1.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -120 0 27.00 3.00 .993 9.90 9.50
2003 STL NL 32 OF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 120 0 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.20
2003 STL NL 32 RF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 120 0 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 2.10
2005 CHW AL 34 C 42 38 33 344.0 269 252 12 5 1 .981 -7 0 -24 0 6.91 6.29 .992 6.79 6.72 2 19 24 2 8% 30% 0
2005 CHW AL 34 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.90 9.50
2005 CHW AL 34 3B 1 1 1 8.1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 2.16 2.00 .955 2.70 2.70
2005 CHW AL 34 DH 1 0
2006 TOT AL 35 C 28 26 20 226.0 145 134 8 3 1 .979 -3 -2 -16 -10 5.65 5.07 .992 7.09 6.99 3 5 21 4 16% 30% 0
2006 TOT AL 35 DH 5 0
2006 CHW AL 35 C 22 21 17 183.0 110 102 5 3 0 .973 -3 -2 -20 -11 5.26 4.86 .992 7.09 6.99 3 5 17 3 15% 30% 0
2006 CHW AL 35 DH 4 0
2006 BAL AL 35 C 6 5 3 43.0 35 32 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 7.33 5.83 .992 7.10 6.98 0 0 4 1 20% 30% 0
2006 BAL AL 35 DH 1 0
10 Seasons C 574 505 409 4414.2 3495 3205 238 52 28 .985 -37 -1 -10 -1 7.02 6.00 .990 7.38 7.30 45 174 426 134 24% 31% 2
3 Seasons OF 5 3 0 24.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 10 0 1.50 0.80 .982 2.29 2.28
3 Seasons 1B 4 1 0 11.0 12 11 1 0 2 1.000 -1 0 -55 0 9.82 3.00 .993 9.49 9.38
3 Seasons RF 3 2 0 15.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 8 0 1.80 1.00 .980 2.10 2.07
1 Season LF 2 1 0 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 13 1.00 0.50 .980 2.20 2.20
1 Season 3B 1 1 1 8.1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 2.16 2.00 .955 2.70 2.70
10 Seasons TOT 584 510 410 4458.0 3513 3221 240 52 30 .985 -37 -1 -10 -1 6.99 5.93 .990 7.35 7.26 45 174 426 134 24% 31% 2
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
1995 SEA AL 24 C -1 -12 -1
1995 SEA AL 24 LF 0 13 0 0 0 0
1995 SEA AL 24 RF 1 103 1 0 1 0
1996 SEA AL 25 C -1 -39 -1
1997 MON NL 26 C -18 -31 -18
1998 MON NL 27 C 1 1 1
1999 MON NL 28 C -4 -5 -4
2000 MON NL 29 C -2 -4 -2
2000 SEA AL 29 C 0 0 0
2000 SEA AL 29 1B -0 -53 -0 -0 -0
2000 SEA AL 29 RF -1 -103 -1 -1 0 0
2002 NYY AL 31 C -1 -8 -1
2003 STL NL 32 C -1 -4 -1 1 3 0 1 0
2003 STL NL 32 1B -0 -120 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 STL NL 32 RF 0 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 CHW AL 34 C -7 -24 -7 0 0 0 1 -3
2005 CHW AL 34 1B 0 0
2005 CHW AL 34 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 CHW AL 35 C -3 -20 -3 -2 -11 0 -1 -1
2006 BAL AL 35 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons C -37 -10 -37 -1 -1 0 1 -4
3 Seasons 1B -1 -55 -1 -0 -0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons RF 0 8 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season LF 0 13 0 0 0 0
1 Season 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons TOT -40 -10 -0 -1 1 0 0 -40 -1 -1 0 0 0 1 -4
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
1995 SEA AL 24 23 11 23 20 0 19 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 1 3 2
1996 SEA AL 25 8 2 8 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1997 MON NL 26 91 78 91 85 0 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1998 MON NL 27 125 118 125 123 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1999 MON NL 28 124 105 124 117 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2000 MON NL 29 86 80 86 85 0 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000 SEA AL 29 10 2 10 8 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2
2002 NYY AL 31 21 18 21 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 STL NL 32 44 32 44 43 0 41 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0
2005 CHW AL 34 45 39 45 44 0 42 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2006 CHW AL 35 27 21 27 22 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0
2006 BAL AL 35 9 5 9 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
10 Seasons 613 511 613 581 0 574 4 0 1 0 2 0 3 5 9 31 4
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%
1995 SEA AL 24 436 4.69 5.63 3 100% 0 0 61 3 0 1 57 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 SEA AL 25 143 4.65 5.81 1 0% 0 0 18 0 0 0 18 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 MON NL 26 2996 4.11 4.59 27 100% 2 0 516 15 0 9 492 40 12 0 0 7 11 0 2 9 0 2 0 0 1 12 100%
1998 MON NL 27 4408 4.31 4.88 36 81% 1 0 753 12 7 13 720 65 15 2 0 9 14 1 6 7 0 12 0 3 3 12 75%
1999 MON NL 28 3902 4.82 5.37 29 97% 0 1 662 14 1 13 634 54 14 1 0 9 6 4 0 2 0 6 1 1 2 10 90%
2000 MON NL 29 2989 5.31 5.81 26 92% 1 1 503 16 3 12 472 39 8 1 0 10 8 0 2 6 1 4 0 1 1 7 71%
2000 SEA AL 29 73 4.20 6.00 2 100% 0 0 11 2 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 NYY AL 31 686 4.58 5.21 4 100% 0 0 111 1 1 2 107 6 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
2003 STL NL 32 1198 4.39 4.68 9 100% 0 0 185 3 2 3 177 14 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 5 100%
2005 CHW AL 34 1459 3.30 3.98 10 90% 1 0 252 5 2 2 243 12 4 0 1 4 5 0 2 3 0 2 0 1 1 2 100%
2006 CHW AL 35 794 5.36 5.46 4 75% 0 0 102 3 0 1 98 5 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
2006 BAL AL 35 191 5.23 5.86 0 0 0 32 0 0 2 30 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 19275 4.53 5.06 151 91% 5 2 3206 74 16 58 3057 240 61 5 1 47 52 5 15 32 1 29 1 7 9 50 86%
MLB Averages 4.47 4.88 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
1995 SEA AL 24 2 2 190 8 0 0 0% 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 1.09
1996 SEA AL 25 0 3 62 1 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0.89
1997 MON NL 26 8 34 1139 116 23 18 17% 100 16 16 7 0 0 0 0 183 28 1.36 1.28
1998 MON NL 27 14 38 1650 82 47 34 36% 69 36 13 10 0 1 1 1 168 50 1.23 1.23
1999 MON NL 28 8 26 1498 101 29 26 22% 79 23 20 3 2 3 0 0 161 37 1.62 1.51
2000 MON NL 29 4 28 1135 53 20 18 27% 47 16 6 2 0 2 1 0 113 22 1.27 1.25
2000 SEA AL 29 1 1 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2002 NYY AL 31 1 5 261 8 3 3 27% 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 3 1.48 1.08
2003 STL NL 32 2 13 469 12 6 5 33% 11 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 32 6 1.91 1.14
2005 CHW AL 34 2 19 533 24 2 2 8% 20 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 55 5 1.10 1.25
2006 CHW AL 35 3 5 283 17 3 3 15% 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 4 1.14 1.67
2006 BAL AL 35 0 0 69 4 1 1 20% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0.87 0.21
10 Seasons 45 174 7326 426 134 110 24% 360 105 64 23 2 6 2 1 791 156 1.37 1.30
MLB Averages 31% 1.28 1.24

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%
2000 SEA AL 29 46 87% 76% 30% 0 0 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2003 STL NL 32 8 63% 88% 63% 1 100% 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 CHW AL 34 5 20% 40% 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 Seasons 59 78% 75% 32% 1 100% 0 11 0 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 31% 93% 83%

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%
1995 SEA AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33.3% 2 0 0.0% 0 29 55% 72% 41% 4 50%
2000 SEA AL 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 30 63% 83% 50% 1 0%
2003 STL NL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 6 67% 67% 50% 1 100%
3 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 2 50.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 65 60% 77% 46% 6 50%
MLB Averages 45.1% 2.4% 58% 77% 40% 50%

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%
1995 SEA AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 42 88% 67% 31% 4 25%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 42 88% 67% 31% 4 25%
MLB Averages 62.8% 2.5% 58% 77% 40% 47%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2005 CHW AL 34 35 37% 74% 14% 2 100% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 35 37% 74% 14% 2 100% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 31% 88% 62%



* - 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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1999 NL  117 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1999 NL  662 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1998 NL  64 (3rd)
1999 NL  54 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1997 NL  11 (3rd)
1998 NL  14 (1st)
2000 NL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1998 NL  12 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1997 NL  8 (5th)
1998 NL  14 (1st)
1999 NL  8 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1997 NL  116 (2nd)
1998 NL  82 (3rd)
1999 NL  101 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1998 NL  47 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
Career  7.02 (69th)

                                         

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