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John Orton

John Andrew Orton

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 8, 1965 in Santa Cruz, California, United States
High School: Soquel HS (Soquel, CA)
School: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)

Drafted by the New York Mets in the 17th round of the 1984 MLB June Amateur Draft from Soquel HS (Soquel, CA) and the California Angels in the 1st round (25th) of the 1987 MLB June Amateur Draft from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA).

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
1987 21 -0.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--AA CAL 56 234 189 32 48 9 1 8 36 6 2 34 64 .254 .386 .439 .825 83 8 1 2 1
1987 21 0.1 Salem NORW A- CAL 51 218 176 31 46 8 1 8 36 6 2 32 61 .261 .392 .455 .846 80 7 1 2 1
1987 21 -3.0 Midland TL AA CAL 5 16 13 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .154 .313 .231 .543 3 1 0 0 0
1988 22 -0.9 Palm Springs CALL A CAL 68 287 230 42 46 6 1 1 28 5 2 45 79 .200 .354 .248 .602 57 4 10 2 0 0
1989 23 -0.7 Midland TL AA CAL 99 401 344 51 80 20 6 10 53 2 1 37 102 .233 .314 .413 .727 142 7 6 7 1
1989 23 -5.5 CAL AL MLB CAL 16 42 39 4 7 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 17 .179 .220 .205 .425 8 0 0 1 0 0
1990 24 -2.0 Edmonton PCL AAA CAL 50 195 174 29 42 8 0 6 26 4 2 19 63 .241 .314 .391 .705 68 0 1 1 1
1990 24 -4.6 CAL AL MLB CAL 31 92 84 8 16 5 0 1 6 0 1 5 31 .190 .244 .286 .530 24 2 1 2 0 0
1991 25 -0.8 Edmonton PCL AAA CAL 76 287 245 39 55 14 1 5 32 5 0 31 66 .224 .322 .351 .673 86 4 5 4 2 1
1991 25 -3.5 CAL AL MLB CAL 29 84 69 7 14 4 0 0 3 0 1 10 17 .203 .313 .261 .573 18 2 1 4 0 0
1992 26 -0.6 Edmonton PCL AAA CAL 49 186 149 28 38 9 3 3 25 3 5 28 32 .255 .379 .416 .795 62 3 3 4 2 0
1992 26 -2.6 CAL AL MLB CAL 43 125 114 11 25 3 0 2 12 1 1 7 32 .219 .276 .298 .575 34 1 2 2 0 0
1993 27 4.3 Palm Springs CALL A+ CAL 2 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 27 -1.9 CAL AL MLB CAL 37 105 95 5 18 5 0 1 4 1 2 7 24 .189 .252 .274 .526 26 1 1 2 0 0
1994 28 2.0 Richmond IL AAA ATL 36 87 81 3 10 3 0 1 2 0 0 5 30 .123 .172 .198 .370 16 3 0 0 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
1995 29 2.6 2 Teams IL AAA NYM-ATL 73 243 220 26 58 11 0 4 26 3 5 17 67 .264 .326 .368 .695 81 5 4 1 1 0
1995 29 2.6 Richmond IL AAA ATL 17 56 50 6 9 3 0 1 6 2 2 3 22 .180 .236 .300 .536 15 1 1 1 1 0
1995 29 2.6 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 56 187 170 20 49 8 0 3 20 1 3 14 45 .288 .353 .388 .741 66 4 3 0 0 0
1996 30 3.7 Vancouver PCL AAA CAL 6 20 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .056 .150 .056 .206 1 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 156 448 401 35 80 18 0 4 29 2 5 31 121 .200 .265 .274 .540 110 6 5 11 0 0
Minors (10 seasons) Minors 515 1948 1657 250 378 80 12 38 228 28 17 219 509 .228 .329 .360 .688 596 19 37 19 16 4
All Levels (10 Seasons) 671 2396 2058 285 458 98 12 42 257 30 22 250 630 .223 .317 .343 .660 706 25 42 30 16 4
AA (2 seasons) Minors 104 417 357 52 82 21 6 10 53 2 1 39 105 .230 .314 .406 .720 145 8 6 7 1
AAA (6 seasons) Minors 290 1018 887 125 204 45 4 19 111 15 12 102 263 .230 .315 .354 .669 314 15 12 10 7 2
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
1987 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--AA CAL C 39 323 296 20 7 3 .978 8.10 12
1987 21 Salem NORW A- CAL C 34 291 270 15 6 3 .979 8.38 9
1987 21 Salem NORW A- CAL OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1987 21 Midland TL AA CAL C 5 32 26 5 1 0 .969 6.20 3
1988 22 Palm Springs CALL A CAL C 36 270 235 27 8 4 .970 7.28 6
1989 23 Midland TL AA CAL 1B 3 31 26 4 1 2 .968 10.00
1989 23 Midland TL AA CAL C 78 495 440 52 3 12 .994 6.31 8
1989 23 CAL AL MLB CAL C 16 118.0 84 76 7 1 3 .988 6.33 5.19 0 7 5 42%
1990 24 Edmonton PCL AAA CAL C 48 320 277 36 7 5 .978 6.52 5
1990 24 CAL AL MLB CAL C 31 222.0 156 139 15 2 1 .987 6.24 4.97 1 15 8 35%
1991 25 Edmonton PCL AAA CAL C 69 453 397 49 7 7 .985 6.46 2
1991 25 CAL AL MLB CAL C 28 206.0 169 145 23 1 3 .994 7.34 6.00 1 16 11 41%
1992 26 Edmonton PCL AAA CAL 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
1992 26 Edmonton PCL AAA CAL C 44 298 265 31 2 2 .993 6.73 1
1992 26 CAL AL MLB CAL C 43 344.0 266 238 23 5 3 .981 6.83 6.07 1 22 18 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
1993 27 Palm Springs CALL A+ CAL C 2 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 6.00 0
1993 27 CAL AL MLB CAL C 35 268.0 205 184 17 4 4 .980 6.75 5.74 1 17 9 35%
1993 27 CAL AL MLB CAL LF 1
1993 27 CAL AL MLB CAL OF 1 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.00
1994 28 Richmond IL AAA ATL C 13 103 91 9 3 0 .971 7.69 0
1995 29 2 Teams IL AAA NYM-ATL C 63 423 373 48 2 6 .995 6.68 3 29 20 41%
1995 29 Richmond IL AAA ATL C 17 93 83 10 0 1 1.000 5.47 0 6 6 50%
1995 29 Norfolk IL AAA NYM C 46 330 290 38 2 5 .994 7.13 3 23 14 38%
1996 30 Vancouver PCL AAA CAL C 3 23 21 2 0 2 1.000 7.67 0 1 1 50%
MLB (5 seasons) MLB C 153 1158.0 880 782 85 13 14 .985 6.74 5.67 4 77 51 40%
Minors (10 seasons) Minors C 395 2720 2406 275 39 41 .986 6.79 37 30 21 41%
All Levels (10 Seasons) C 548 1158.0 3600 3188 360 52 55 .986 6.74 6.47 41 107 72 40%
All Levels (2 Seasons) OF 2 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.00
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
2001 35 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 1 of 1 65 39 26 .600
2002 36 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 1 of 1 140 66 74 .471
2003 37 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 1 of 1 137 55 82 .401
2004 38 Great Falls PION Rk CHW 1 of 1 75 42 33 .560
2005 39 Great Falls PION Rk CHW 1 of 1 76 32 44 .421
5 Seasons 493 234 259 .475
Rk (3 seasons) 216 113 103 .523
A (2 seasons) 277 121 156 .437

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.

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