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Jim Essian

James Sarkis Essian

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: January 2, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
High School: Troy HS (Troy, IL)
School: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Major League Stats

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1969 18 -2.6 2 Teams AZIL WRk KCR 32 80 74 8 19 3 1 1 6 1 0 6 24 .257 .313 .365 .677 27 0 0 0
1969 18 -2.6 Mesa AZIL WRk
1969 18 -2.6 Royals AZIL WRk KCR
1970 19 -1.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk PHI 71 257 238 36 71 17 2 11 50 3 2 15 32 .298 .350 .525 .875 125 4 0 0
1970 19 -0.2 Pulaski APPY Rk PHI 36 132 119 17 36 9 0 5 30 0 1 11 18 .303 .371 .504 .875 60 2 0 0
1970 19 -2.1 Spartanburg WCRS A PHI 35 125 119 19 35 8 2 6 20 3 1 4 14 .294 .328 .546 .874 65 2 0 0
1971 20 -2.3 Peninsula CARL A PHI 131 499 429 54 107 20 0 12 46 9 4 62 91 .249 .347 .380 .727 163 4 0 4
1972 21 -1.8 Reading EL AA PHI 96 362 312 45 79 14 1 4 33 1 2 45 30 .253 .345 .343 .688 107 0 3 2
1973 22 -0.7 Reading EL AA PHI 105 407 315 58 92 15 5 10 55 7 4 82 44 .292 .442 .467 .909 147 5 2 3
1973 22 -5.3 PHI NL MLB PHI 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 23 -2.2 Toledo IL AAA PHI 58 220 181 24 51 4 0 5 24 3 4 30 17 .282 .384 .387 .771 70 2 4 3
1974 23 -4.1 PHI NL MLB PHI 17 22 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .100 .182 .100 .282 2 1 0 0 0 0
1975 24 -0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA SDP-PHI 52 202 165 19 34 4 0 3 11 1 0 32 23 .206 .340 .285 .625 47 2 2 1
1975 24 1.1 Reading EL AA PHI 12 49 36 5 7 2 0 1 2 0 0 11 7 .194 .383 .333 .716 12 0 2 0
1975 24 -1.2 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 40 153 129 14 27 2 0 2 9 1 0 21 16 .209 .327 .271 .598 35 2 0 1
1975 24 -3.2 PHI NL MLB PHI 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1976 25 -2.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 78 229 199 20 49 7 0 0 21 2 1 23 28 .246 .326 .281 .607 56 6 1 5 1 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1977 26 -1.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 114 381 322 50 88 18 2 10 44 1 4 52 35 .273 .374 .435 .809 140 9 1 4 2 1
1978 27 -0.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 126 340 278 21 62 9 1 3 26 2 1 44 22 .223 .326 .295 .621 82 12 0 15 3 1
1979 28 0.2 OAK AL MLB OAK 98 352 313 34 76 16 0 8 40 0 1 25 29 .243 .295 .371 .666 116 12 2 3 9 1
1980 29 1.0 OAK AL MLB OAK 87 321 285 19 66 11 0 5 29 1 3 30 18 .232 .302 .323 .625 92 14 0 3 3 0
1981 30 1.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 27 57 52 6 16 3 0 0 5 0 1 4 5 .308 .357 .365 .723 19 2 0 1 0 0
1982 31 6.3 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 10 34 31 1 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 .226 .273 .258 .531 8 0 1 0 0
1982 31 2.2 SEA AL MLB SEA 48 165 153 14 42 8 0 3 20 2 0 11 7 .275 .327 .386 .713 59 3 1 0 0 0
1983 32 3.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 48 112 93 11 19 4 0 2 11 0 1 16 8 .204 .315 .312 .627 29 1 0 1 2 0
1984 33 4.3 OAK AL MLB OAK 63 162 136 17 32 9 0 2 10 1 1 23 17 .235 .348 .346 .693 47 3 1 1 1 0
1985 34 11.8 Miami FLOR A 28 93 75 8 15 0 0 0 6 2 1 16 10 .200 .341 .200 .541 15 0 2 0 0
MLB (12 seasons) MLB 710 2146 1855 194 453 85 3 33 207 9 13 231 171 .244 .327 .347 .673 643 63 6 33 21 3
Minors (8 seasons) Minors 551 2074 1746 245 456 75 8 45 226 26 17 284 247 .261 .367 .391 .758 682 17 14 13 0
All Levels (17 Seasons) 1293 4300 3675 447 928 163 12 79 439 36 30 521 442 .253 .346 .368 .714 1352 63 23 47 34 3
A (3 seasons) Minors 194 717 623 81 157 28 2 18 72 14 6 82 115 .252 .343 .390 .733 243 6 2 4 0
AA (3 seasons) Minors 213 818 663 108 178 31 6 15 90 8 6 138 81 .268 .396 .401 .797 266 5 7 5
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 108 407 341 39 85 7 0 7 34 4 4 53 33 .249 .353 .331 .685 113 4 5 4 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1969 18 2 Teams AZIL WRk KCR C 27 139 118 13 8 0 .942 4.85 5
1969 18 Mesa AZIL WRk
1969 18 Royals AZIL WRk KCR
1970 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A PHI C 64 495 447 41 7 6 .986 7.63 11
1970 19 Pulaski APPY Rk PHI 3B 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
1970 19 Pulaski APPY Rk PHI C 33 265 243 20 2 1 .992 7.97 6
1970 19 Spartanburg WCRS A PHI C 31 230 204 21 5 5 .978 7.26 5
1971 20 Peninsula CARL A PHI C 131 946 856 68 22 13 .977 7.05 12
1972 21 Reading EL AA PHI C 94 592 512 60 20 9 .966 6.09 10
1973 22 Reading EL AA PHI 1B 9 79 72 5 2 7 .975 8.56
1973 22 Reading EL AA PHI C 93 609 537 52 20 11 .967 6.33 11
1973 22 PHI NL MLB PHI C 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0 0
1974 23 Toledo IL AAA PHI 1B 34 309 283 23 3 23 .990 9.00
1974 23 Toledo IL AAA PHI 3B 11 26 4 17 5 0 .808 1.91
1974 23 Toledo IL AAA PHI C 14 98 85 10 3 1 .969 6.79 4
1974 23 PHI NL MLB PHI 1B 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1974 23 PHI NL MLB PHI 3B 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 9.00 1.00
1974 23 PHI NL MLB PHI C 15 63.0 41 37 3 1 1 .976 5.71 2.67 1 9 2 18%
1975 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA SDP-PHI C 49 318 287 29 2 5 .994 6.45 5
1975 24 Reading EL AA PHI 3B 3 8 2 5 1 1 .875 2.33
1975 24 Reading EL AA PHI C 9 66 59 7 0 1 1.000 7.33 0
1975 24 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP C 40 252 228 22 2 4 .992 6.25 5
1975 24 PHI NL MLB PHI C 2 4.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 0 0 1 100%
1976 25 CHW AL MLB CHW 1B 2 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 0.50
1976 25 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1976 25 CHW AL MLB CHW C 77 570.0 382 319 53 10 10 .974 5.87 4.83 2 45 37 45%
1977 26 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 2 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.50
1977 26 CHW AL MLB CHW C 111 924.0 663 592 62 9 8 .986 6.37 5.89 6 71 53 43%
1978 27 OAK AL MLB OAK 1B 3 23.0 21 20 1 0 2 1.000 8.22 7.00
1978 27 OAK AL MLB OAK 2B 1 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00
1978 27 OAK AL MLB OAK C 119 778.0 519 431 78 10 12 .981 5.89 4.28 3 60 51 46%
1979 28 OAK AL MLB OAK 1B 4 36.0 37 35 2 0 4 1.000 9.25 9.25
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1979 28 OAK AL MLB OAK 3B 10 80.0 36 15 20 1 2 .972 3.94 3.50
1979 28 OAK AL MLB OAK C 70 584.0 413 348 57 8 5 .981 6.24 5.79 7 62 39 39%
1979 28 OAK AL MLB OAK LF 3
1979 28 OAK AL MLB OAK OF 4 23.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.78 0.50
1979 28 OAK AL MLB OAK RF 1
1980 29 OAK AL MLB OAK 1B 1 3.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 18.00 6.00
1980 29 OAK AL MLB OAK C 68 603.0 384 333 46 5 5 .987 5.66 5.57 3 40 38 49%
1981 30 CHW AL MLB CHW 3B 2 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0.00
1981 30 CHW AL MLB CHW C 25 146.0 102 92 9 1 0 .990 6.23 4.04 0 10 6 38%
1982 31 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA C 10 63 53 8 2 0 .968 6.10 0
1982 31 SEA AL MLB SEA C 48 381.0 310 282 26 2 1 .994 7.28 6.42 1 51 9 15%
1983 32 CLE AL MLB CLE 3B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1983 32 CLE AL MLB CLE C 47 290.0 186 170 14 2 3 .989 5.71 3.91 4 23 13 36%
1984 33 OAK AL MLB OAK 3B 1 2.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 9.00 2.00
1984 33 OAK AL MLB OAK C 59 397.0 261 229 28 4 6 .985 5.83 4.36 1 31 25 45%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1985 34 Miami FLOR A 3B 1 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 3.00
1985 34 Miami FLOR A C 14 91 83 5 3 4 .967 6.29 2
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 1B 11 65.0 66 63 3 0 6 1.000 9.14 6.00
MLB (7 seasons) MLB 3B 18 90.0 42 16 23 3 3 .929 3.90 2.17
MLB (12 seasons) MLB C 642 4742.0 3263 2834 377 52 51 .984 6.09 5.00 28 402 274 41%
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 1B 43 388 355 28 5 30 .987 8.91
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 3B 17 38 7 25 6 2 .842 1.88
Minors (8 seasons) Minors C 469 3212 2860 273 79 49 .975 6.68 55
All Levels (6 Seasons) 1B 54 65.0 454 418 31 5 36 .989 9.14 8.31
All Levels (10 Seasons) 3B 35 90.0 80 23 48 9 5 .888 3.90 2.03
All Levels (17 Seasons) C 1138 4742.0 6614 5812 663 139 100 .979 6.09 5.69 88 402 274 41%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1985 34 Miami FLOR A 1 of 2 141 58 83 .411
1986 35 Winston-Salem CARL A CHC 1 of 1 139 82 56 .594
1987 36 Pittsfield EL AA CHC 1 of 1 138 87 51 .630
1988 37 Pittsfield EL AA CHC 1 of 1 140 75 63 .543
1989 38 Charlotte SOUL AA CHC 1 of 1 145 70 73 .490
1990 39 Iowa AA AAA CHC 1 of 1 146 72 74 .493
1991 40 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1 of 3 160 77 83 .481
1991 40 Iowa AA AAA CHC 1 of 2 144 78 66 .542
1995 44 Pueblo TXLA Ind 1 of 1 50 21 29 .420
1996 45 Norwich EL AA NYY 1 of 1 141 71 70 .504
9 Seasons 1344 691 648 .516
AA (4 seasons) 564 303 257 .541
A (2 seasons) 280 140 139 .502
AAA (2 seasons) 290 150 140 .517
MLB (1 season) 160 77 83 .481
Ind (1 season) 50 21 29 .420

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Sabr ID: 88753f52

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