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Rick Wrona

Richard James Wrona

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: December 10, 1963 in Tulsa, OK
High School: Bishop Kelley HS (Tulsa, OK)
School: Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft.
Signed June 4, 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1988 (Age 24.268)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1992 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Reds/Brewers/WhiteSox 1988-1994

Final Game: July 22, 1994 (Age 30.224)
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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 Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1988 CHC NL 24 C 2 1 1 13.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 8.31 6.00 .987 6.58 6.55 0 1 1 1 50% 29% 0
1989 CHC NL 25 C 37 27 19 244.1 176 158 15 3 1 .983 -1 -5 6.37 4.68 .986 6.67 6.68 2 11 13 6 32% 32% 1
1990 CHC NL 26 C 16 10 5 86.0 66 55 9 2 2 .970 0 0 6.70 4.00 .987 6.65 6.61 1 4 4 4 50% 29% 0
1992 CIN NL 28 C 10 5 5 58.0 57 50 5 2 0 .965 -1 -21 8.53 5.50 .991 6.67 6.67 1 5 2 2 50% 32% 0
1992 CIN NL 28 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .995 9.90 9.80
1993 CHW AL 29 C 4 2 2 25.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -48 4.32 3.00 .991 6.55 6.50 0 0 4 0 0% 36% 0
1994 MIL AL 30 C 5 2 2 27.0 13 10 2 1 0 .923 0 0 4.00 2.40 .991 6.80 6.74 0 1 1 0 0% 31% 1
1994 MIL AL 30 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.90 9.50
6 Seasons C 74 47 34 453.1 336 296 32 8 3 .976 -3 -8 6.51 4.43 .987 6.66 6.66 4 22 25 13 34% 32% 2
2 Seasons 1B 2 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .995 9.90 9.65
6 Seasons TOT 76 47 34 455.1 338 298 32 8 3 .976 -3 -8 6.52 4.34 .987 6.68 6.73 4 22 25 13 34% 32% 2
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
1988 CHC NL 24 C 0 0 0
1989 CHC NL 25 C -1 -5 -1
1990 CHC NL 26 C 0 0 0
1992 CIN NL 28 C -1 -21 -1
1992 CIN NL 28 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1993 CHW AL 29 C -1 -48 -1
1994 MIL AL 30 C 0 0 0
1994 MIL AL 30 1B 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons C -3 -8 -3
2 Seasons 1B 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons TOT -3 -8 0 0 0 -3

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1988 CHC NL 24 4 1 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1989 CHC NL 25 38 27 38 37 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1990 CHC NL 26 16 10 16 16 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 CIN NL 28 11 5 11 11 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 CHW AL 29 4 2 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 MIL AL 30 6 2 6 6 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 Seasons 79 47 79 76 0 74 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 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%
1988 CHC NL 24 65 9.00 9.00 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 CHC NL 25 1015 3.13 3.39 14 100% 0 0 158 8 0 3 147 15 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 100%
1990 CHC NL 26 378 4.92 5.13 5 100% 0 0 55 2 1 1 51 8 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 100%
1992 CIN NL 28 250 4.34 4.50 2 100% 0 0 50 0 0 0 50 5 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 CHW AL 29 105 3.60 4.32 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 MIL AL 30 112 3.00 3.00 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 1925 3.81 4.05 21 100% 0 0 297 10 2 4 281 30 12 0 0 3 8 0 1 7 0 2 0 1 1 8 100%
MLB Averages 3.93 4.36 94% 86%

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
1988 CHC NL 24 0 1 28 1 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1.21 0.61
1989 CHC NL 25 2 11 373 13 6 6 32% 9 4 3 1 1 1 1 0 38 9 1.52 1.24
1990 CHC NL 26 1 4 139 4 4 3 50% 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 4 1.75 1.14
1992 CIN NL 28 1 5 92 2 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2 0.09 0.30
1993 CHW AL 29 0 0 37 4 0 0 0% 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.08
1994 MIL AL 30 0 1 40 1 0 0 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 3.98
6 Seasons 4 22 709 25 13 12 34% 20 11 4 1 1 1 2 0 76 17 1.46 1.02
MLB Averages 32% 1.30 1.28

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%
1992 CIN NL 28 6 50% 100% 33% 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 MIL AL 30 6 67% 50% 17% 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
2 Seasons 12 58% 75% 25% 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 80% 33% 93% 85%



* - 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.

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