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Butch Metzger

Clarence Edward Metzger

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

Born: May 23, 1952 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States
High School: John F. Kennedy HS (Sacramento, CA)

Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the 1970 MLB June Amateur Draft from John F. Kennedy HS (Sacramento, CA).

Major League Stats

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1970 18 -1.3 Great Falls PION Rk SFG 2 9 .182 4.17 5.38 14 13 1 0 0 82.0 80 49 38 5 38 2 92 2 1 7 1.439 8.8 0.5 4.2 10.1 2.42
1971 19 -0.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A SFG 9 12 .429 4.91 6.00 26 26 6 1 0 174.0 171 116 95 29 94 3 173 6 0 5 1.523 8.8 1.5 4.9 8.9 1.84
1971 19 -0.3 Magic Valley PION Rk 6 5 .545 3.91 4.42 13 13 4 1 0 106.0 88 52 46 13 46 0 108 2 0 2 1.264 7.5 1.1 3.9 9.2 2.35
1971 19 -1.5 Decatur MIDW A SFG 3 7 .300 6.49 8.47 13 13 2 0 0 68.0 83 64 49 16 48 3 65 4 0 3 1.926 11.0 2.1 6.4 8.6 1.35
1972 20 -1.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA SFG 6 7 .462 3.15 4.05 23 18 10 3 1 140.0 123 63 49 12 43 1 152 3 0 8 1.186 7.9 0.8 2.8 9.8 3.53
1972 20 -0.7 Decatur MIDW A SFG 4 6 .400 3.57 4.42 18 15 7 2 0 116.0 107 57 46 12 40 1 117 2 0 6 1.267 8.3 0.9 3.1 9.1 2.93
1972 20 -2.3 Amarillo TL AA SFG 2 1 .667 1.12 2.25 5 3 3 1 1 24.0 16 6 3 0 3 0 35 1 0 2 0.792 6.0 0.0 1.1 13.1 11.67
1973 21 -2.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA SFG 12 8 .600 3.41 3.99 30 29 11 2 0 203.0 192 90 77 11 71 3 147 4 0 1 1.296 8.5 0.5 3.1 6.5 2.07
1973 21 -1.8 Amarillo TL AA SFG 10 3 .769 2.75 3.37 17 17 9 2 0 131.0 105 49 40 5 49 2 108 4 0 1 1.176 7.2 0.3 3.4 7.4 2.20
1973 21 -4.2 Phoenix PCL AAA SFG 2 5 .286 4.62 5.12 13 12 2 0 0 72.0 87 41 37 6 22 1 39 0 0 0 1.514 10.9 0.8 2.8 4.9 1.77
1974 22 -2.4 Phoenix PCL AAA SFG 12 10 .545 4.72 5.29 33 28 9 1 0 204.0 209 120 107 20 90 7 148 9 1 6 1.466 9.2 0.9 4.0 6.5 1.64
1974 22 -5.2 SFG NL MLB SFG 1 0 1.000 3.55 3.55 10 0 4 0 0 0 12.2 11 5 5 0 12 7 5 0 0 0 60 1.816 7.8 0.0 8.5 3.6 0.42
1975 23 -2.0 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 15 7 .682 3.62 4.58 36 20 9 2 5 169.0 163 86 68 16 78 3 114 5 1 3 1.426 8.7 0.9 4.2 6.1 1.46
1975 23 -4.1 SDP NL MLB SDP 1 0 1.000 7.71 7.71 4 0 3 0 0 0 4.2 6 4 4 1 4 1 6 0 0 0 24 2.143 11.6 1.9 7.7 11.6 1.50
1976 24 -3.4 SDP NL MLB SDP 11 4 .733 2.92 3.21 77 0 62 0 0 16 123.1 119 44 40 5 52 14 89 3 1 0 528 1.386 8.7 0.4 3.8 6.5 1.71
1977 25 -2.3 2 Teams NL MLB STL-SDP 4 2 .667 3.59 4.06 75 1 32 0 0 7 115.1 105 52 46 13 50 6 54 2 0 2 494 1.344 8.2 1.0 3.9 4.2 1.08
1977 25 -2.3 SDP NL MLB SDP 0 0 5.56 6.35 17 1 4 0 0 0 22.2 27 16 14 5 12 4 6 1 0 0 105 1.721 10.7 2.0 4.8 2.4 0.50
1977 25 -2.3 STL NL MLB STL 4 2 .667 3.11 3.50 58 0 28 0 0 7 92.2 78 36 32 8 38 2 48 1 0 2 389 1.252 7.6 0.8 3.7 4.7 1.26
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1978 26 1.4 Oklahoma City AA AAA PHI 3 7 .300 4.50 5.43 11 10 1 0 0 68.0 74 41 34 1 18 0 30 7 0 0 1.353 9.8 0.1 2.4 4.0 1.67
1978 26 -2.0 NYM NL MLB NYM 1 3 .250 6.51 6.75 25 0 11 0 0 0 37.1 48 28 27 4 22 7 21 1 1 0 180 1.875 11.6 1.0 5.3 5.1 0.95
1979 27 0.4 Caracas IAML AAA 2 0 1.000 0.50 1.00 2 1 0 0 18.0 8 2 1 5 7 0.722 4.0 2.5 3.5 1.40
1980 28 2.9 Richmond IL AAA ATL 3 6 .333 3.26 3.91 38 2 0 0 14 69.0 64 30 25 6 21 2 42 3 0 0 1.232 8.3 0.8 2.7 5.5 2.00
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 18 9 .667 3.74 4.08 191 1 112 0 0 23 293.1 289 133 122 23 140 35 175 6 2 2 1286 1.462 8.9 0.7 4.3 5.4 1.25
Minors (9 seasons) Minors 64 66 .492 3.94 4.77 213 146 48 9 20 1127.0 1084 597 494 100 458 21 905 39 3 30 1.368 8.7 3.7 7.2 1.98
All Levels (11 Seasons) 82 75 .522 3.90 4.63 404 147 112 48 9 43 1420.1 1373 730 616 123 598 56 1080 45 5 32 1286 1.388 8.7 3.8 6.8 1.81
Rk (2 seasons) Minors 8 14 .364 4.02 4.84 27 26 5 1 0 188.0 168 101 84 18 84 2 200 4 1 9 1.340 8.0 0.9 4.0 9.6 2.38
A (2 seasons) Minors 7 13 .350 4.65 5.92 31 28 9 2 0 184.0 190 121 95 28 88 4 182 6 0 9 1.511 9.3 1.4 4.3 8.9 2.07
AA (2 seasons) Minors 12 4 .750 2.50 3.19 22 20 12 3 1 155.0 121 55 43 5 52 2 143 5 0 3 1.116 7.0 0.3 3.0 8.3 2.75
AAA (6 seasons) Minors 37 35 .514 4.08 4.80 133 72 22 3 19 600.0 605 320 272 49 234 13 380 24 2 9 1.398 9.1 3.5 5.7 1.62
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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
1970 18 -1.4 Great Falls PION Rk SFG 16 28 27 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .148 .148 .148 .296 4 0 1 0
1971 19 -1.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A SFG 26 71 60 2 8 1 0 0 5 0 0 5 26 .133 .212 .150 .362 9 1 5 0
1971 19 -0.5 Magic Valley PION Rk 13 46 39 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 19 .128 .209 .154 .363 6 0 3 0
1971 19 -1.9 Decatur MIDW A SFG 13 25 21 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 7 .143 .217 .143 .360 3 1 2 0
1972 20 -1.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA SFG 23 53 47 4 12 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 18 .255 .265 .255 .521 12 0 4 1
1972 20 -1.0 Decatur MIDW A SFG 18 45 41 4 10 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 16 .244 .262 .244 .506 10 0 3 0
1972 20 -2.5 Amarillo TL AA SFG 5 8 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .333 .286 .333 .619 2 0 1 1
1973 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA SFG 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 21 -1.7 Amarillo TL AA SFG 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 21 -4.4 Phoenix PCL AAA SFG 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 22 -2.9 Phoenix PCL AAA SFG 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 22 -5.1 SFG NL MLB SFG 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 23 -2.2 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 23 -4.2 SDP NL MLB SDP 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 24 -3.6 SDP NL MLB SDP 77 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 2 0 0
1977 25 -2.4 2 Teams NL MLB STL-SDP 75 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 2 0 0
1977 25 -2.4 SDP NL MLB SDP 17 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 25 -2.4 STL NL MLB STL 58 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 2 0 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
1978 26 0.9 Oklahoma City AA AAA PHI 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1978 26 -1.8 NYM NL MLB NYM 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 27 -0.6 Caracas IAML AAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 28 3.2 Richmond IL AAA ATL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 191 21 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .000 .118 .000 .118 0 1 0 4 0 0
Minors (9 seasons) Minors 215 154 136 7 24 1 0 0 12 0 0 6 55 .176 .184 25 1 10 1
All Levels (11 Seasons) 406 175 151 8 24 1 0 0 12 0 0 8 63 .159 .166 25 1 1 14 1 0
Rk (2 seasons) Minors 29 74 66 2 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 29 .136 .186 .152 .337 10 0 4 0
A (2 seasons) Minors 31 70 62 5 13 0 0 0 9 0 0 2 23 .210 .246 .210 .456 13 1 5 0
AA (2 seasons) Minors 22 8 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .333 .286 .333 .619 2 0 1 1
AAA (6 seasons) Minors 133 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 0 0 0 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
1970 18 Great Falls PION Rk SFG P 14 14 3 10 1 0 .929 0.93
1971 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk SFG P 26 37 7 28 2 1 .946 1.35
1971 19 Magic Valley PION Rk P 13 24 5 18 1 1 .958 1.77
1971 19 Decatur MIDW A SFG P 13 13 2 10 1 0 .923 0.92
1972 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA SFG P 23 18 5 11 2 0 .889 0.70
1972 20 Decatur MIDW A SFG P 18 14 3 10 1 0 .929 0.72
1972 20 Amarillo TL AA SFG P 5 4 2 1 1 0 .750 0.60
1973 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA SFG P 30 19 7 10 2 1 .895 0.57
1973 21 Amarillo TL AA SFG P 17 11 5 5 1 0 .909 0.59
1973 21 Phoenix PCL AAA SFG P 13 8 2 5 1 1 .875 0.54
1974 22 Phoenix PCL AAA SFG P 33 24 9 13 2 1 .917 0.67
1974 22 SFG NL MLB SFG P 10 13.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.38 0.20
1975 23 Hawaii PCL AAA SDP P 36 30 9 20 1 1 .967 0.81
1975 23 SDP NL MLB SDP P 4 5.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.25
1976 24 SDP NL MLB SDP P 77 123.0 23 5 17 1 0 .957 1.61 0.29
1977 25 2 Teams NL MLB STL-SDP P 75 116.0 17 5 12 0 1 1.000 1.32 0.23
1977 25 SDP NL MLB SDP P 17 23.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.18
1977 25 STL NL MLB STL P 58 93.0 14 5 9 0 1 1.000 1.35 0.24
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
1978 26 Oklahoma City AA AAA PHI P 11 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 0.55
1978 26 NYM NL MLB NYM P 25 37.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.22 0.20
1979 27 Caracas IAML AAA P 2
1980 28 Richmond IL AAA ATL P 38 13 7 6 0 0 1.000 0.34
MLB (5 seasons) MLB P 191 294.0 48 12 35 1 1 .979 1.44 0.25
Minors (9 seasons) Minors P 213 161 50 101 10 4
All Levels (11 Seasons) P 404 294.0 209 62 136 11 5
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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