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Steve Yeager

Stephen Wayne Yeager

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 24, 1948 in Huntington, WV
High School: Meadowdale HS (Dayton, OH)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 4th round of the 1967 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 1972 (Age 23.252)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Mariners 1972-1986

Final Game: August 29, 1986 (Age 37.278)
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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
1972 LAD NL 23 C 35 34 25 306.0 243 220 19 4 2 .984 0 0 7.03 6.83 .987 6.61 6.63 2 6 20 8 29% 37% 2
1973 LAD NL 24 C 50 40 27 361.1 259 230 24 5 2 .981 -2 -7 6.33 5.08 .987 6.34 6.34 5 9 20 8 29% 36% 1
1974 LAD NL 25 C 93 92 78 808.2 615 552 58 5 4 .992 6 9 6.79 6.56 .985 6.12 6.11 10 18 40 24 38% 33% 6
1975 LAD NL 26 C 135 130 120 1179.2 875 806 62 7 4 .992 6 6 6.62 6.43 .985 6.03 6.02 11 24 51 21 29% 32% 3
1976 LAD NL 27 C 115 108 93 948.0 608 522 77 9 9 .985 10 13 5.69 5.21 .986 5.96 5.94 6 16 53 36 40% 33% 4
1977 LAD NL 28 C 123 119 90 1014.1 797 690 89 18 12 .977 6 7 6.91 6.33 .985 6.49 6.49 6 19 56 36 39% 35% 10
1978 LAD NL 29 C 91 72 58 627.2 433 373 55 5 3 .988 12 23 6.14 4.70 .985 6.17 6.12 2 13 40 35 47% 32% 8
1979 LAD NL 30 C 103 88 79 803.0 578 513 56 9 7 .984 4 6 6.38 5.52 .985 6.13 6.11 9 27 55 38 41% 34% 3
1980 LAD NL 31 C 95 66 48 613.1 425 382 36 7 5 .984 1 2 6.13 4.40 .983 6.09 6.10 4 11 55 18 25% 31% 5
1981 LAD NL 32 C 40 23 19 230.1 156 142 13 1 1 .994 2 10 6.06 3.88 .983 5.93 5.95 2 5 15 9 38% 33% 0
1982 LAD NL 33 C 76 55 39 523.1 384 338 42 4 8 .990 7 16 6.54 5.00 .985 6.29 6.30 1 12 37 28 43% 32% 1
1983 LAD NL 34 C 112 96 79 867.1 652 579 63 10 10 .985 11 15 6.66 5.73 .984 6.57 6.54 6 19 63 49 44% 33% 1
1984 LAD NL 35 C 65 53 41 470.2 349 317 30 2 1 .994 -1 -3 6.64 5.34 .986 6.53 6.51 5 16 45 18 29% 31% 0
1985 LAD NL 36 C 48 31 22 302.0 242 212 28 2 2 .992 6 24 7.15 5.00 .987 6.42 6.42 2 9 21 23 52% 30% 0
1986 SEA AL 37 C 49 44 30 369.0 256 234 22 0 5 1.000 2 7 6.24 5.22 .989 6.62 6.56 7 9 24 14 37% 34% 0
15 Seasons C 1230 1051 848 9424.2 6872 6110 674 88 75 .987 70 9 6.48 5.52 .985 6.25 6.24 78 213 595 365 38% 33% 44
15 Seasons TOT 1230 1051 848 9424.2 6872 6110 674 88 75 .987 70 9 6.48 5.52 .985 6.25 6.24 78 213 595 365 38% 33% 44
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
1972 LAD NL 23 C 0 0 0
1973 LAD NL 24 C -2 -7 -2
1974 LAD NL 25 C 6 9 6
1975 LAD NL 26 C 6 6 6
1976 LAD NL 27 C 10 13 10
1977 LAD NL 28 C 6 7 6
1978 LAD NL 29 C 12 23 12
1979 LAD NL 30 C 4 6 4
1980 LAD NL 31 C 1 2 1
1981 LAD NL 32 C 2 10 2
1982 LAD NL 33 C 7 16 7
1983 LAD NL 34 C 11 15 11
1984 LAD NL 35 C -1 -3 -1
1985 LAD NL 36 C 6 24 6
1986 SEA AL 37 C 2 7 2
15 Seasons C 70 9 70
15 Seasons TOT 70 9 70

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1972 LAD NL 23 35 34 35 35 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 LAD NL 24 54 40 54 51 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
1974 LAD NL 25 94 92 94 93 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1975 LAD NL 26 135 130 135 135 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 LAD NL 27 117 108 117 115 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1977 LAD NL 28 125 119 125 123 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1978 LAD NL 29 94 72 94 91 0 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1979 LAD NL 30 105 88 105 103 0 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1980 LAD NL 31 96 66 96 95 0 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
1981 LAD NL 32 42 23 42 39 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1982 LAD NL 33 82 55 82 76 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1983 LAD NL 34 113 96 113 112 0 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1984 LAD NL 35 74 53 74 65 0 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
1985 LAD NL 36 53 31 53 48 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1986 SEA AL 37 50 44 50 49 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 Seasons 1269 1051 1269 1230 0 1230 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 64 7
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%
1972 LAD NL 23 1252 2.74 3.00 20 90% 0 0 221 8 0 5 208 18 8 1 0 1 4 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 1 7 86%
1973 LAD NL 24 1521 3.51 4.01 28 100% 0 0 230 20 2 3 204 25 9 0 0 8 5 1 0 4 0 2 0 1 2 3 100%
1974 LAD NL 25 3308 2.70 3.09 49 98% 2 0 554 33 1 6 514 53 13 2 0 9 5 0 3 2 0 4 0 0 1 9 100%
1975 LAD NL 26 4791 2.73 3.08 98 97% 0 0 806 67 2 21 716 63 22 1 0 14 7 0 2 5 0 4 0 2 2 15 100%
1976 LAD NL 27 3910 3.07 3.32 73 97% 0 0 520 43 1 18 458 82 20 2 0 15 9 1 3 5 0 9 0 1 1 14 93%
1977 LAD NL 28 4201 3.27 3.58 72 90% 1 0 688 38 3 22 624 92 15 5 2 19 18 0 4 14 3 12 1 1 2 14 93%
1978 LAD NL 29 2622 3.18 3.57 40 93% 0 0 371 25 1 9 336 54 9 0 0 6 5 0 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 8 88%
1979 LAD NL 30 3453 3.77 4.35 61 97% 0 0 507 44 0 11 452 57 13 1 0 8 9 1 1 7 1 7 0 0 0 5 80%
1980 LAD NL 31 2531 3.14 3.60 47 96% 0 0 382 34 1 12 335 38 7 1 0 5 7 0 2 5 1 4 1 0 1 5 100%
1981 LAD NL 32 934 2.85 3.01 13 92% 0 0 142 10 0 2 130 13 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 50%
1982 LAD NL 33 2152 2.94 3.42 20 95% 0 0 337 12 4 5 316 42 8 0 0 4 4 0 1 3 0 6 0 1 2 5 80%
1983 LAD NL 34 3647 3.10 3.76 29 97% 1 0 577 23 1 10 541 66 6 0 0 13 10 0 5 5 1 9 0 1 2 3 67%
1984 LAD NL 35 2033 3.43 4.29 21 100% 0 1 323 16 0 8 299 23 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1985 LAD NL 36 1262 3.37 4.06 15 100% 0 0 211 12 0 5 194 26 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 100%
1986 SEA AL 37 1648 5.10 5.59 10 100% 0 0 236 7 1 5 223 20 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 100%
15 Seasons 39265 3.19 3.64 596 96% 4 1 6105 392 17 142 5550 672 138 13 3 113 88 3 23 62 7 70 3 7 14 95 92%
MLB Averages 3.76 4.24 96% 91%

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
1972 LAD NL 23 2 6 449 20 8 6 29% 18 8 2 0 0 0 2 0 33 10 1.96 1.34
1973 LAD NL 24 5 9 573 20 8 8 29% 17 6 3 2 0 0 1 1 49 10 1.23 1.05
1974 LAD NL 25 10 18 1173 40 24 21 38% 33 20 7 2 0 2 6 0 85 33 1.41 1.52
1975 LAD NL 26 11 24 1630 51 21 18 29% 46 17 4 2 1 2 3 1 111 26 1.32 1.29
1976 LAD NL 27 6 16 1400 53 36 34 40% 51 34 2 1 0 1 4 0 90 43 1.27 1.46
1977 LAD NL 28 6 19 1523 56 36 35 39% 55 34 1 1 0 1 10 0 110 46 1.29 1.28
1978 LAD NL 29 2 13 957 40 35 29 47% 34 32 5 3 1 0 8 0 66 43 1.33 1.15
1979 LAD NL 30 9 27 1308 55 38 30 41% 53 32 2 2 0 4 3 0 114 41 1.13 1.35
1980 LAD NL 31 4 11 870 55 18 16 25% 54 17 1 0 0 1 5 0 86 26 1.53 1.27
1981 LAD NL 32 2 5 338 15 9 9 38% 15 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 11 1.38 1.39
1982 LAD NL 33 1 12 765 37 28 24 43% 36 27 1 0 0 1 1 0 59 34 1.23 1.48
1983 LAD NL 34 6 19 1374 63 49 44 44% 58 42 5 3 0 4 1 0 127 56 1.21 1.38
1984 LAD NL 35 5 16 807 45 18 13 29% 38 15 6 1 1 2 0 0 85 21 1.49 1.45
1985 LAD NL 36 2 9 437 21 22 19 51% 20 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 42 26 1.60 1.48
1986 SEA AL 37 7 9 661 24 14 14 37% 21 13 2 1 1 0 0 0 57 18 0.95 1.25
15 Seasons 78 213 14265 595 364 320 38% 549 327 42 19 4 18 44 2 1138 444 1.33 1.36
MLB Averages 34% 1.30 1.27



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1992 BBWAA ( 0.5%)

Awards (yr lg award)
1981 WS MVP

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1975 NL  135 (2nd)
1976 NL  115 (3rd)
Career  1,230 (68th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1975 NL  806 (1st)
1977 NL  690 (4th)
Career  6,110 (68th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1975 NL  62 (3rd)
1976 NL  77 (1st)
1977 NL  89 (2nd)
1978 NL  55 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1976 NL  9 (3rd)
1977 NL  18 (1st)
1979 NL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1976 NL  9 (3rd)
1977 NL  12 (3rd)
1983 NL  10 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1974 NL  10 (5th)
1979 NL  9 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1978 NL  46.7 (1st)
1982 NL  43.1 (1st)
1983 NL  43.8 (3rd)
1985 NL  52.3 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1974 NL  6 (2nd)
1975 NL  6 (3rd)
1976 NL  10 (2nd)
1977 NL  6 (2nd)
1978 NL  12 (1st)
1979 NL  4 (5th)
1982 NL  7 (4th)
1983 NL  11 (2nd)
1985 NL  6 (5th)
Career  70 (10th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1974 NL  6.79 (1st)
1975 NL  6.62 (3rd)
1977 NL  6.91 (4th)
1979 NL  6.38 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1974 NL  6.56 (1st)
1975 NL  6.43 (2nd)
1977 NL  6.33 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1974 NL  .992 (4th)
1975 NL  .992 (2nd)
1978 NL  .988 (5th)

                                         

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