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Jim EssianTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1970-1985 MLB Years: 1973-1984
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PositionsC-666, 3B-19, DH-16, 1B-11, OF-4, 2B-1Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Sarkis Essian Jr.
Height6-2Weight195BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 2,1951 [67.265]PlaceDetroit,Michigan
High SchoolTroy (Troy,IL)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1969 by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Signing ScoutsTony Lucadello
MLB DebutSeptember 15,1973 [22.256]
OrganizationsPHI [6] CHA [4] OAK [4] CLE [1] SEA [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID11199Retrosheet IDessij001MLBAM ID113909
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed35Power36Contact87XBH40RBIs42Runs26Hitting42Durability24Team.470Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1970PulaskiAppRk-1936119173690530000000000.303.303.504.8076014119.272.201.202.3550.000.000.004.2023.8038.89
1970SpartanburgWcarA-1935119193582620000000000.294.294.546.8406516119.257.252.252.3670.000.000.005.0419.8345.71
1970Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         7123836711721150000000000.298.298.525.82312530238.264.227.227.3610.000.000.004.6221.6442.25
1971PeninsulaCaroA+-20131429541072001246000000000.249.249.380.62916332429.228.131.131.2830.000.000.002.8035.7529.91
1972ReadingEastAA-21963124579141433000000000.253.253.343.59610719312.244.090.090.2700.000.000.001.2878.0024.05
1973ReadingEastAA-2210531558921551055000000000.292.292.467.75914730315.269.175.175.3370.000.000.003.1731.5032.61
1973Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi6c2223000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1974ToledoILAAA-2358181245140524000000000.282.282.387.669709181.261.105.105.3040.000.000.002.7636.2017.65
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi6c231720120000002100001.100.182.100.2822022.105.000.100.1499.094.550.500.000.000.00
1975HawaiiPCLAAA-244012914272029000000000.209.209.271.480354129.197.062.062.2190.000.000.001.5564.5014.81
1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi6c24211100010010000001.0001.0001.0002.0001021.000.0001.000.81950.000.000.000.000.000.00
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha11c257819920497002121232815106.246.326.281.607567229.285.035.156.29210.0412.231.220.000.0014.29
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha11c261143225088182104414523514219.273.374.435.80914030381.280.162.314.36213.659.190.672.6232.2034.09
1978Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak18c271262782162913262144220153112.223.326.295.6218213340.230.072.234.29412.946.470.500.8892.6720.97
1979Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak18c28983133476160840012529239112.243.295.371.66611624352.239.128.204.2967.108.241.162.2739.1331.58
1980Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak18c29872851966110529133018033014.232.302.323.6259216321.230.091.189.2889.355.610.601.5657.0024.24
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha16c3027526163005014501002.308.357.365.72219357.340.057.115.3347.028.771.250.000.0018.75
1982Salt Lake GullsPCLAAAsea-c311031171001002001000.226.273.258.5318134.226.032.097.2465.880.000.000.000.0014.29
1982Seattle MarinersALMLBsea7c31481531442803202011710003.275.327.386.7135911165.273.111.196.3236.674.240.641.8251.0026.19
1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle17c3248931119402110116801201.204.315.312.627296112.200.108.269.29314.297.140.501.7946.5031.58
1984Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak19c336313617329021011231711103.235.348.346.6944711162.254.111.279.32314.2010.490.741.2368.0034.38
1985Miami MarlinsFSLA+--c342875815000621161002000.200.341.200.54115093.231.000.227.27217.2010.750.630.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter71018551944538533320791323117163321363.244.327.347.6746431212146.251.103.225.00010.767.970.741.5456.2126.71
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter53917102404497384422421181003000.263.270.392.6626701251731.245.129.140.0001.040.580.562.5438.8627.84
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter108341398570734002001000.249.254.331.58511314344.234.082.088.0000.580.000.002.0348.7116.47
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2016271031712961488000000000.273.273.405.67825449627.256.132.132.0000.000.000.002.2344.7928.65
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter15950462122200125221161002000.242.265.353.61817832522.228.111.145.0003.071.920.632.3042.0026.23
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter35119193582620000000000.294.294.546.8406516119.257.252.252.0000.000.000.005.0419.8345.71
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter36119173690530000000000.303.303.504.8076014119.272.201.202.0000.000.000.004.2023.8038.89
Oakland Athletics Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter37410129123645118105461228632216241.233.313.333.646337641175.236.100.218.00010.387.320.701.5356.2227.12
Chicago White Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2195737615328210703679682103117.267.356.375.73121540667.287.108.241.00011.8410.190.861.5057.3026.14
Seattle Mariners Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter481531442803202011710003.275.327.386.7135911165.273.111.196.0006.674.240.641.8251.0026.19
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter48931119402110116801201.204.315.312.627296112.200.108.269.00014.297.140.501.7946.5031.58
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2124230001003200001.125.222.125.3473027.136.000.125.00011.117.410.670.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16242344103191847235339185114.244.327.347.67414728490.251.103.225.00010.767.970.741.5456.2126.71
Average Minor - Per 162 games162514721352221367105301000.263.270.392.66220138520.245.129.140.0001.040.580.562.5438.8627.84

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1973Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi22C1-2-------------250.00.6
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi23C15--373114140.9762.67-9281.811788.29.3
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi231B1--1---111.0001.00------175.90.6
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi233B1---1-1111.0001.00------175.90.6
1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24C2--11--221.0001.00--10.0-2100.01.2
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25C77--319531010382372.9744.83-453754.927898.747.8
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha251B2--1---111.0000.50------782.61.2
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha253B1---------------781.30.6
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26C111--5926298663654.9865.89-715357.3611497.468.5
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha263B2--1---111.0000.50------1141.81.2
1978Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27C119--431781012519509.9814.28-605154.1312694.473.5
1978Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak271B3--201-221211.0007.00------1262.41.9
1978Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27DH1---------------1260.80.6
1978Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak272B1--1---111.0001.00------1260.80.6
1979Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28C70--3485785413405.9815.79-623961.479871.443.2
1979Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak283B10--1520123635.9723.50------9810.26.2
1979Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28OF4--2---221.0000.50------984.12.5
1979Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak281B4--352-437371.0009.25------984.12.5
1979Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28DH3---------------983.11.9
1980Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak29C68--3334655384379.9875.57-403851.338778.242.0
1980Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak29DH11---------------8712.66.8
1980Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak291B1--6---661.0006.00------871.10.6
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30C25--9291-102101.9904.04-10662.5-2792.623.6
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha303B2----1-1---------277.41.9
1982Salt Lake Gulls PCLAAAsea31C10--5382-6361.9686.10------10100.07.0
1982Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31C48--2822621310308.9946.42-51985.0148100.029.6
1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32C47--1701423186184.9893.91-231363.954897.929.0
1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle323B1---------------482.10.6
1984Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak33C59--2292846261257.9854.36-312555.416393.736.4
1984Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak33DH1---------------631.60.6
1984Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak333B1---21-32.6672.00------631.60.6
1985Miami Marlins FSLA+-34C14--835349188.9676.29------2850.09.9
1985Miami Marlins FSLA+-343B1--12-1331.0003.00------283.60.7
MLB Totals for C - 12 season(s)-   C642-22834377525132633211.9845.001,605.5040227459.5296420.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 7 season(s)-   3B18--1623334239.9292.17------180.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH16---------------160.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B11--633-666661.0006.00------110.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF4--2---221.0000.50------40.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C10--5382-6361.9686.10------100.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C14--835349188.9676.29------140.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1--12-1331.0003.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1973Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi22-1---------
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi23-151--1-----
1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24-2---------
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25-772--1-----
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26-111---2-----
1978Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27-11931------1
1979Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28-704--10---43
1980Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak29-681-------11
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30-25---2-----
1982Salt Lake Gulls PCLAAAsea31-10---------
1982Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31-48---------
1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32-47---1-----
1984Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak33-59---1----1
1985Miami Marlins FSLA+-34-14---1-----

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1985Miami MarlinsFSLA+Minor-34Manager1415883.41119.54 
1986Winston-Salem SpiritsCaroA+Minorchn35Manager1388256.594--1 League Champions
1987Pittsfield CubsEastAAMinorchn36Manager1388751.630--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
1988Pittsfield CubsEastAAMinorchn37Manager1387563.5435.53 Lost in Semi-Finals
1989Charlotte KnightsSouAAMinorchn38Manager1437073.4908.53 
1990Iowa CubsAmerAAAMinorchn39Manager1467274.49314.00 
1991Iowa CubsAmerAAAMinorchn40Manager1447866.5421.02 
1991Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn40Manager1607783.48120.04 
1996Norwich NavigatorsEastAAMinornya45Manager1417170.50412.03 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1985-03-31Released by Athletics. 
1983-12-06TradeTraded by Indians to Athletics for Luis Quinones. 
1983-01-21TradeTraded by Mariners to Indians for Tom Owens. 
1981-12-11TradeTraded by White Sox with Rod Allen and Todd Cruz to Mariners for Tom Paciorek. 
1980-11-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1980-10-31Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1978-03-30TradeTraded by White Sox with Steve Renko to Athletics for Pablo Torrealba. 
1975-05-15TradeTraded by Braves with Cash to White Sox for Dick Allen. 
1975-05-07TradeTraded by Phillies with Barry Bonnell and Cash to Braves for Johnny Oates and Dick Allen. 
1969-08-29ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.