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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 Batting

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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
1988 24 CHC NL 4 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1989 25 CHC NL 38 97 92 11 26 2 1 2 14 0 0 2 21 .283 .299 .391 .690 90 36 1 1 0 2 1 2
1990 26 CHC NL 16 32 29 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 11 .172 .226 .172 .398 8 5 0 0 1 0 1 2
1992 28 CIN NL 11 23 23 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .174 .174 .174 .348 -2 4 2 0 0 0 0 2/3
1993 29 CHW AL 4 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .125 .250 -32 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1994 30 MIL AL 6 12 10 2 5 4 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 .500 .545 1.200 1.745 328 12 0 0 1 0 0 /23
6 Yrs 79 178 168 16 41 6 1 3 18 1 0 5 41 .244 .267 .345 .612 67 58 3 1 2 2 2
162 Game Avg. 162 365 345 33 84 12 2 6 37 2 0 10 84 .244 .267 .345 .612 67 119 6 2 4 4 4
CHC (3 yrs) 58 135 127 14 31 2 1 2 14 1 0 4 33 .244 .269 .323 .591 62 41 1 1 1 2 2
CIN (1 yr) 11 23 23 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .174 .174 .174 .348 -2 4 2 0 0 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 6 12 10 2 5 4 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 .500 .545 1.200 1.745 328 12 0 0 1 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 4 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .125 .250 -32 1 0 0 0 0 0
NL (4 yrs) 69 158 150 14 35 2 1 2 14 1 0 4 36 .233 .255 .300 .555 53 45 3 1 1 2 2
AL (2 yrs) 10 20 18 2 6 4 0 1 4 0 0 1 5 .333 .368 .722 1.091 177 13 0 0 1 0 0

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
1988 24 CHC NL 4 6 -1 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .454 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 /2
1989 25 CHC NL 38 97 -1 0 -0 -1 2 0 0.0 3 3 0.3 .501 .500 0.4 0.1 4 $68,000 2
1990 26 CHC NL 16 32 -4 0 0 0 1 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .477 .498 -0.3 0.1 -2 $100,000 2
1992 28 CIN NL 11 23 -3 -0 -0 -1 0 -4 -0.5 1 -3 -0.4 .459 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -2 2/3
1993 29 CHW AL 4 8 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .447 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /2
1994 30 MIL AL 6 12 4 0 0 0 0 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .559 .502 0.4 0.0 4 /23
6 Seasons 79 178 -7 1 0 -3 3 -7 -0.9 6 -1 -0.3 .489 .499 0.0 0.0 2 $168,000
CHC (3 yrs) 58 135 -7 0 -0 -1 3 -5 -0.6 4 -0 -0.1 .491 .499 -0.0 0.2 1 $168,000
CIN (1 yr) 11 23 -3 -0 -0 -1 0 -4 -0.5 1 -3 -0.4 .459 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -2
MIL (1 yr) 6 12 4 0 0 0 0 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .559 .502 0.4 0.0 4
CHW (1 yr) 4 8 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .447 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1

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
1989 25 CHC NL NLCS SFG L 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 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 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

Transactions

  • June 3, 1985: Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1985.
  • October 12, 1990: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 2, 1990: Signed as a Free Agent with the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • April 1, 1991: Released by the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • May 13, 1991: Signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.
  • June 18, 1991: Released by the Texas Rangers.
  • November 12, 1991: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • October 15, 1992: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 29, 1992: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.
  • October 15, 1993: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 19, 1993: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • April 22, 1994: Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
  • April 27, 1994: Signed as a Free Agent with the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • October 5, 1994: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 16, 1994: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1989 25 Chicago Cubs $68,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 26 Chicago Cubs $100,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$168,000
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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