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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 24.033, 14,301st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1997 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Expos/WhiteSox/Cardinals/Mariners/Yankees/... 1995-2006
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Final Game: September 15, 2006 (Age 35.117)
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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
1995 24 SEA AL 23 49 45 2 9 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 11 .200 .245 .267 .512 33 12 0 0 0 1 0 2/7D9
1996 25 SEA AL 8 12 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .182 .250 .182 .432 13 2 0 1 0 0 0 /2
1997 26 MON NL 91 305 278 30 65 20 3 7 37 2 0 22 59 .234 .290 .403 .693 80 112 7 1 2 2 1 2
1998 27 MON NL 125 448 417 36 97 18 1 15 53 6 1 29 85 .233 .281 .388 .670 76 162 5 0 0 2 2 *2
1999 28 MON NL 124 419 383 42 101 24 1 14 56 1 4 28 86 .264 .325 .441 .766 94 169 5 7 0 1 0 *2
2000 29 TOT MLB 96 324 292 32 68 17 2 13 35 1 2 30 63 .233 .306 .438 .744 83 128 5 1 0 1 3 2/3D9
2000 29 MON NL 86 312 281 31 67 17 2 12 34 1 2 29 61 .238 .311 .441 .752 85 124 5 1 0 1 3 2
2000 29 SEA AL 10 12 11 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 .091 .167 .364 .530 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 /23D9
2002 31 NYY AL 21 68 64 4 19 5 0 0 5 0 0 2 9 .297 .338 .375 .713 90 24 0 2 0 0 0 2
2003 32 STL NL 44 112 102 9 24 9 0 0 14 0 0 6 20 .235 .279 .324 .603 59 33 5 1 1 2 1 2/39
2005 34 CHW AL 45 154 141 18 34 8 0 4 11 0 2 10 22 .241 .296 .383 .679 77 54 5 1 2 0 0 2/35D
2006 35 TOT AL 36 107 93 6 16 3 0 1 9 0 0 11 24 .172 .255 .237 .491 27 22 2 0 1 2 0 2/D
2006 35 CHW AL 27 87 76 6 14 3 0 1 7 0 0 9 20 .184 .264 .263 .528 36 20 1 0 0 2 0 2/D
2006 35 BAL AL 9 20 17 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .118 .211 .118 .328 -11 2 1 0 1 0 0 /2D
10 Yrs 613 1998 1826 180 435 104 7 55 222 10 9 141 384 .238 .296 .393 .689 77 718 34 14 6 11 7
162 Game Avg. 162 528 483 48 115 27 2 15 59 3 2 37 101 .238 .296 .393 .689 77 190 9 4 2 3 2
MON (4 yrs) 426 1484 1359 139 330 79 7 48 180 10 7 108 291 .243 .302 .417 .719 84 567 22 9 2 6 6
SEA (3 yrs) 41 73 67 4 12 0 0 2 3 0 0 4 18 .179 .233 .269 .502 30 18 0 1 0 1 0
CHW (2 yrs) 72 241 217 24 48 11 0 5 18 0 2 19 42 .221 .285 .341 .626 62 74 6 1 2 2 0
NYY (1 yr) 21 68 64 4 19 5 0 0 5 0 0 2 9 .297 .338 .375 .713 90 24 0 2 0 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 9 20 17 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .118 .211 .118 .328 -11 2 1 0 1 0 0
STL (1 yr) 44 112 102 9 24 9 0 0 14 0 0 6 20 .235 .279 .324 .603 59 33 5 1 1 2 1
AL (6 yrs) 143 402 365 32 81 16 0 7 28 0 2 27 73 .222 .281 .323 .604 58 118 7 4 3 3 0
NL (5 yrs) 470 1596 1461 148 354 88 7 48 194 10 7 114 311 .242 .300 .411 .711 82 600 27 10 3 8 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
1995 24 SEA AL 23 49 -5 0 0 -0 1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .482 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 $109,000 2/7D9
1996 25 SEA AL 8 12 -2 -0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .473 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /2
1997 26 MON NL 91 305 -7 1 -1 -18 5 -20 -2.1 9 -11 -1.2 .477 .487 0.6 -1.4 7 $152,500 2
1998 27 MON NL 125 448 -14 -1 1 1 7 -6 -0.8 14 8 0.6 .495 .496 0.6 0.7 7 $350,000 *2
1999 28 MON NL 124 419 -2 -1 0 -4 6 -1 -0.2 13 12 1.1 .500 .500 1.5 0.1 16 $900,000 *2
2000 29 MON NL 86 312 -10 -1 1 -2 5 -7 -0.7 10 3 0.2 .492 .496 0.4 0.2 5 $1,350,000 2
2000 29 SEA AL 10 12 -1 -0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .478 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /23D9
2002 31 NYY AL 21 68 -1 -0 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .497 .500 0.3 0.0 3 2
2003 32 STL NL 44 112 -5 0 -1 1 2 -3 -0.3 3 1 0.0 .493 .498 -0.1 0.3 -0 2/39
2005 34 CHW AL 45 154 -5 -2 -0 0 2 -4 -0.4 6 2 0.2 .491 .497 0.2 0.3 2 $500,000 2/35D
2006 35 CHW AL 27 87 -7 -1 -0 -2 1 -9 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .466 .494 -0.4 -0.1 -4 $650,000 2/D
2006 35 BAL AL 9 20 -3 -0 -0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .467 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 /2D
10 Seasons 613 1998 -62 -4 1 -27 30 -63 -6.6 65 2 -0.4 .490 .496 2.4 0.1 29 $4,011,500
MON (4 yrs) 426 1484 -33 -2 1 -23 23 -34 -3.8 46 12 0.7 .492 .495 3.1 -0.3 35 $2,752,500
SEA (3 yrs) 41 73 -8 -0 0 -2 1 -9 -0.8 3 -6 -0.6 .479 .498 -0.4 -0.1 -4 $109,000
CHW (2 yrs) 72 241 -12 -3 -0 -2 4 -13 -1.3 9 -4 -0.4 .481 .496 -0.2 0.2 -2 $1,150,000
NYY (1 yr) 21 68 -1 -0 0 -1 1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .497 .500 0.3 0.0 3
BAL (1 yr) 9 20 -3 -0 -0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .467 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2
STL (1 yr) 44 112 -5 0 -1 1 2 -3 -0.3 3 1 0.0 .493 .498 -0.1 0.3 -0

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
1995 24 SEA AL ALDS NYY W 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 24 SEA AL ALCS CLE L 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 ❍ 34 CHW AL WS HOU W 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .000 .667 .000 .667 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 6 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 .000 .286 .000 .286 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .000 .667 .000 .667 0 0 0 0 0 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
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
4 Seasons DH 9 0
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

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 (73rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (569th), -0.3 career WAR/1.9 7yr-peak WAR/0.8 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
1995 24 Seattle Mariners $109,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 26 Montreal Expos $152,500 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 27 Montreal Expos $350,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 28 Montreal Expos $900,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
2000 29 Montreal Expos $1,350,000 ? 4/5/00 AP
2001 30 Seattle Mariners $1,700,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2004 33 St. Louis Cardinals $500,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 34 Chicago White Sox $500,000 ?
2006 35 Chicago White Sox $650,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,211,500
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.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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French: Chris Widger statistiques
Portuguese: Chris Widger estatísticas

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