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Joe Zdeb    \ZEB\

Joseph Edmund Zdeb

Positions: Leftfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: June 27, 1953 in Compton, IL
High School: Maine South HS (Park Ridge, IL)
School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 4th round of the 1971 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1977 (Age 23)
Team: Royals 1977-1979

Final Game: May 29, 1979 (Age 25)
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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
1977 24 KCR AL 105 217 195 26 58 5 2 2 23 6 5 16 23 .297 .346 .374 .720 95 73 5 0 3 3 3 7/9D58
1978 25 KCR AL 60 141 127 18 32 2 3 0 11 3 0 7 18 .252 .287 .315 .602 68 40 2 0 5 2 0 79/45D
1979 26 KCR AL 15 25 23 3 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 4 .174 .240 .304 .544 45 7 1 0 0 0 0 /79
3 Yrs 180 383 345 47 94 8 6 2 34 10 5 25 45 .272 .317 .348 .665 82 120 8 0 8 5 3
162 Game Avg. 162 345 311 42 85 7 5 2 31 9 5 23 41 .272 .317 .348 .665 82 108 7 0 7 5 3

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
1977 24 KCR AL 105 217 -2 0 0 1 -3 -4 -0.4 8 4 0.4 .496 .497 0.3 -0.2 3 $19,000 7/9D58
1978 25 KCR AL 60 141 -7 2 0 -3 -2 -10 -1.0 5 -5 -0.6 .482 .494 -0.2 -0.5 -2 79/45D
1979 26 KCR AL 15 25 -2 -0 0 2 -0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 /79
3 Seasons 180 383 -11 2 1 -0 -5 -14 -1.4 14 -0 -0.1 .492 .496 -0.1 -0.5 0 $19,000

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
1977 24 KCR AL ALCS NYY L 4 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 4 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .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 Awards
1977 KCR AL 24 OF 93 41 31 450.1 100 93 4 3 0 .970 1 3 1.94 1.04 .978 2.34 2.32
1977 KCR AL 24 LF 87 40 31 433.1 98 91 4 3 0 .969 1 4 1.97 1.09 .976 2.11 2.09
1977 KCR AL 24 RF 8 1 0 14.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -51 0.64 0.13 .970 2.06 2.08
1977 KCR AL 24 DH 4 0
1977 KCR AL 24 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1977 KCR AL 24 CF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 3.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.80
1978 KCR AL 25 OF 52 30 19 283.1 70 65 2 3 0 .957 -3 -11 2.13 1.29 .979 2.47 2.45
1978 KCR AL 25 LF 43 24 15 222.2 56 52 2 2 0 .964 -1 -5 2.18 1.26 .974 2.21 2.19
1978 KCR AL 25 RF 12 6 4 60.2 14 13 0 1 0 .929 -2 -32 1.93 1.08 .978 2.24 2.22
1978 KCR AL 25 2B 1 0 0 0.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -180 13.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.40
1978 KCR AL 25 3B 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0.00 3.00
1978 KCR AL 25 DH 1 1
1979 KCR AL 26 OF 9 5 1 49.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 2 42 2.39 1.44 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 KCR AL 26 LF 6 3 0 26.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 32 2.42 1.17 .980 2.22 2.20
1979 KCR AL 26 RF 3 2 1 23.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 52 2.35 2.00 .980 2.27 2.23
3 Seasons OF 154 76 51 782.2 183 171 6 6 0 .967 0 0 2.04 1.15 .979 2.40 2.37
3 Seasons LF 136 67 46 682.0 161 150 6 5 0 .969 1 2 2.06 1.15 .975 2.15 2.13
3 Seasons RF 23 9 5 97.2 21 20 0 1 0 .952 -1 -15 1.84 0.87 .978 2.22 2.17
2 Seasons 3B 2 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 2.70 3.00
1 Season CF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 3.00 1.00 .980 2.70 2.80
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 0.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -180 13.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.40
3 Seasons TOT 157 76 51 784.1 184 172 6 6 0 .967 -0 -0 2.04 1.13 .979 2.40 2.40
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

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 0 (2414), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Left Field (844th), -0.1 career WAR/-0.1 7yr-peak WAR/-0.1 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
197724Kansas City Royals$19,000TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,000
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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