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Bob MelvinTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1981-1995 MLB Years: 1985-1994
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PositionsC-1081, 1B-48, DH-24, OF-3, 3B-3, 2B-1Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert Paul Melvin
Height6-4Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 28,1961 [56.333]PlacePalo Alto,California
High SchoolMenlo-Atherton (Atherton,CA)
CollegeUniversity of California (Berkeley,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (71st overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-DET-#3
MLB DebutMay 25,1985 [23.209]
OrganizationsDET [5] SFN [3] BAL [3] NYA [2] KCA [1] BOS [1] CHA [1] Awards2Awards Voting4-272
TBC Player ID15279Retrosheet IDmelvb001MLBAM ID118942
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed24Power59Contact40XBH57RBIs60Runs44Hitting53Durability46Team.509Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981Macon PeachesSALAdet-c1911441256112191146454357123310.272.330.425.75517534455.297.153.240.3447.6915.602.033.0829.4330.36
1982Birmingham BaronsSouAAdet-c20983643386121135210247001120.236.283.382.66513926390.259.146.214.2966.1517.952.923.3328.0030.23
1983Birmingham BaronsSouAAdet-c21782854382142105603185420420.288.330.456.78613026309.320.168.221.3465.8317.483.003.2428.5031.71
1983Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-c21451421027602110174102000.190.228.275.503398151.253.085.127.2294.6427.155.861.3271.0029.63
1983Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         12342753109202126704259522420.255.297.396.69316934460.299.141.190.3085.4320.653.802.6135.5831.19
1984Birmingham BaronsSouAAdet-c2269271347314123310184702220.269.313.351.6649517293.317.082.151.2986.1416.042.610.68135.5023.29
1984Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-c224414112351300110133201000.248.264.340.6044813145.321.092.106.2712.0722.0710.670.000.0037.14
1984Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1134124610827124411217903220.262.297.347.64414330438.318.085.136.2894.7918.043.760.46206.0027.78
1985Nashville SoundsAmerAAAdet-c235317727487192431163811200.271.332.475.8078417197.295.204.305.3558.1219.292.384.5719.6735.42
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet18c234182101841040032102001.220.247.293.54024587.295.073.110.2423.4524.147.000.000.0027.78
1986San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn7c2489268246014252532156903317.224.262.347.6099321289.279.123.183.2695.1923.884.601.7353.6035.00
1987San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn7c2584246314980113104174400237.199.249.366.6159019265.197.167.220.2636.4216.602.594.1522.3638.78
1988Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-c262175112350290081310000.307.381.453.83434784.350.146.253.3779.5215.481.632.3837.5030.43
1988San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn7c2692273236413182702134601105.234.268.377.64510322288.255.143.183.2894.5115.973.542.7834.1334.38
1989Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2,36c27852782267101132141553071310.241.279.295.5748212301.293.054.097.2594.9817.613.530.33278.0017.91
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2c2893301307314153701115303318.243.267.346.61310420318.276.103.136.2733.4616.674.821.5760.2027.40
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2c2979228115710012300114601525.250.279.307.5867011245.301.057.105.2614.4918.784.180.41228.0019.30
1992Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2c30327052250060051300203.314.351.386.73727577.373.072.143.3326.4916.882.600.000.0022.73
1993Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3c31771761339703230074413302.222.251.313.5645510190.273.091.131.2523.6823.166.291.5858.6725.64
1994Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-1b-c32176251750115001900001.274.286.403.68925663.308.129.145.2991.5914.299.001.5962.0035.29
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya43c-1b32914240013000300001.286.286.500.7867114.300.214.214.3350.0021.430.007.1414.0025.00
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha49c321119330001001401001.158.200.158.3583021.200.000.053.1714.7619.054.000.000.000.00
1994Totals for AL-AL         2033570014001701002.212.235.303.53810135.240.091.121.2382.8620.007.002.8633.0014.29
1995Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-c33196671950140031200013.288.319.409.72827669.340.121.167.3164.3517.394.001.4566.0031.58
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter69219551744568563521241398396121201050.233.268.337.6056581262095.273.104.149.0004.6818.904.041.6755.8627.63
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter558199523852210065427910101333876101284.262.308.399.7077961602156.299.137.204.0006.1717.952.912.5036.9430.65
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter199663721694111574333814524214.255.296.388.68425757709.305.133.190.0005.3620.453.822.1244.2033.73
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter24592011024140425141236017123760.262.306.396.70236469992.295.134.198.0006.0517.242.852.5236.8028.63
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11441256112191146454357123310.272.330.425.75517534455.297.153.240.0007.6915.602.033.0829.4330.36
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2578076319734279215371520119623.244.274.317.59125643864.289.073.114.0004.2817.594.110.81115.2921.83
San Francisco Giants Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2657877817335324833845159046419.220.260.363.62328662842.244.143.194.0005.3418.883.532.8532.7935.84
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter771761339703230074413302.222.251.313.5645510190.273.091.131.0003.6823.166.291.5858.6725.64
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4182101841040032102001.220.247.293.54024587.295.073.110.0003.4524.147.000.000.0027.78
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter327052250060051300203.314.351.386.73727577.373.072.143.0006.4916.882.600.000.0022.73
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1119330001001401001.158.200.158.3583021.200.000.053.0004.7619.054.000.000.000.00
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter914240013000300001.286.286.500.7867114.300.214.214.0000.0021.430.007.1414.0025.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16245841107201850132393055212.233.268.337.60515429490.273.104.149.0004.6818.904.041.6755.8627.63
Average Minor - Per 162 games162579691522921681333911223321.262.308.399.70723146626.299.137.204.0006.1717.952.912.5036.9430.65

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1981Macon Peaches SALAdet19C78--4566724525523.9966.71-----1211468.455.3
1982Birmingham Barons SouAAdet20C86--5455086603595.9876.92-----49887.860.1
1982Birmingham Barons SouAAdet201B10--924-996961.0009.60------9810.27.0
1982Birmingham Barons SouAAdet203B1--1-1-21.5001.00------981.00.7
1983Birmingham Barons SouAAdet21C66--366252-393391.9955.92-----37884.645.5
1983Birmingham Barons SouAAdet211B5--384-642421.0008.40------786.43.4
1983Birmingham Barons SouAAdet212B1---1--111.0001.00------781.30.7
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet21C34--1521512168167.9944.91-----24575.625.0
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet211B7--611-562621.0008.86------4515.65.1
1984Birmingham Barons SouAAdet22C64--3153345352348.9895.44-----66992.843.5
1984Birmingham Barons SouAAdet221B3--263-429291.0009.67------694.32.0
1984Birmingham Barons SouAAdet223B1---2--221.0002.00------691.40.7
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet22C40--2012114223222.9965.55-----14490.926.0
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet221B2--13---13131.0006.50------444.51.3
1985Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet23C47--2662622294292.9936.21------5388.733.3
1985Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet23OF3--2---221.0000.67------535.72.1
1985Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet231B1--82-110101.00010.00------531.90.7
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet23C41--1751321190188.9894.59-19676.0141100.025.5
1986San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24C84--4425967507501.9885.96-664360.628994.451.9
1986San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn243B1--11--221.0002.00------891.10.6
1987San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25C78--4074317451450.9985.77-483657.148492.948.1
1987San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn251B1--71-1881.0008.00------841.20.6
1988Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn26C20--12361-130129.9926.45-----12195.214.0
1988San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26C89--4033174441434.9844.88-461871.959296.754.9
1988San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn261B1--3---331.0003.00------921.10.6
1989Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27C75--3032031326323.9914.31-502071.418588.246.3
1989Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27DH9---------------8510.65.6
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28C76--3642512390389.9975.12-441969.819381.747.2
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28DH10---------------9310.86.2
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal281B1--11--221.0002.00------931.10.6
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29C72--3833118415414.9985.75-481971.637991.144.4
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29DH4---------------795.12.5
1992Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30C21--777-284841.0004.00-11664.723265.613.0
1992Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca301B3--222132524.9608.00------329.41.9
1993Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31C76--3041824324322.9944.24-31879.557798.746.9
1993Boston Red SoxALMLBbos311B1--51-1661.0006.00------771.30.6
1994Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya321B8--768238684.97710.50------1747.15.6
1994Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya32C7--4641-5150.9807.14-----11741.24.9
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32C11--48---48481.0004.36-8-100.0-11100.09.7
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya321B4--7--2771.0001.75------944.43.5
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya32C4--9---991.0002.25-2166.71944.43.5
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya32DH1---------------911.10.9
1995Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya33C12--6622-7068.9715.67------1963.28.6
1995Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya331B1--111-112121.00012.00------195.30.7
MLB Totals for C - 10 season(s)-   C627--2915247233631853162.9935.04-37317667.9256270.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH24---------------240.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 6 season(s)-   1B11--455175150.9804.55------110.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1--11--221.0002.00------10.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 6 season(s)-   C160--8547488936928.9915.80-----51600.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B19--16912210183181.9899.53------190.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF3--2---221.0000.67------30.00.0
AA Totals for C - 3 season(s)-   C216--1226108141113481334.9906.18-----132160.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B18--15611-191671671.0009.28------180.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B2--121-43.7501.50------20.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0
A Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C78--4566724525523.9966.71-----12780.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1981Macon Peaches SALAdet19-78---------
1982Birmingham Barons SouAAdet20-8610--1-----
1983Birmingham Barons SouAAdet21-6651-------
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet21-347--------
1984Birmingham Barons SouAAdet22-643--1-----
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet22-402--------
1985Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet23-471------3-
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet23-41---------
1986San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24-84---1-----
1987San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25-781--------
1988Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn26-20---------
1988San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26-891--------
1989Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27-75--------9
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28-761-------10
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29-72--------4
1992Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30-213--------
1993Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31-761--------
1994Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya32-78--------
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32-11---------
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya32-44-------1
1995Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya33-121--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1987San Francisco GiantsChamp. SeriesMLB2537030000001100000.429.500.429.929308.500.000.14312.5012.501.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs37030000001100000.429.500.429.929308.500.000.14312.5012.501.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1999Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBMLBmil37Bench Coach1617487.46022.55Jim Lefebvre,Phil Garner
2000Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet38Bench Coach1627983.48816.03Phil Garner
2001Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari39Bench Coach1629270.568--1Bob BrenlyWon World Series (Yankees)
2002Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari40Bench Coach1629864.605--1Bob BrenlyLost in 1st Round (Cardinals)
2003Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea41Manager1629369.5743.02 -
2004Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea42Manager1626399.38929.04 -
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari43Manager1627785.4755.02 -
2006Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari44Manager1627686.46912.04 
2007Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari45Manager1629072.556--1 Lost in NLCS (Colorado)
2008Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari46Manager1628280.5062.02 
2009Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari47Manager1627092.43225.05 
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak49Manager1627488.45722.03 
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak50Manager1326468.48515.01 Lost in 1st Round (Tigers)
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak51Manager1629666.593--1 Lost in 1st Round (Tigers)
2014Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak52Manager1628874.54310.02 Lost AL Wild-Card Game (Royals)
2015Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak53Manager1626894.42020.05 
2016Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak54Manager1626993.42626.05 
2017Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak55Manager1627587.46326.05 
2018Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak56Manager1579562.6054.52 
* 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

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2007National League Manager of the Year1
2012American League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1994-10-25Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-07-22TradeTraded by Angels to White Sox for Jeff Schwarz. 
1994-07-22Claimed on waivers by Angels from Yankees. 
1994-04-26ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1994-04-12Released by Red Sox. 
1992-12-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1992-10-26Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-12-11TradeTraded by Orioles to Royals for Storm Davis. 
1989-01-24TradeTraded by Giants to Orioles for Terry Kennedy. 
1985-10-07TradeTraded by Tigers with Scott Medvin and Juan Berenguer to Giants for Matt Nokes, Eric King and Dave LaPoint. 
* 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.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Detroit TigersTeam Payroll2360,000-51630-370,78060,00060,000
1986San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll2475,000-5562121386,34760,000135,000
1987San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll2590,000-4382738344,90660,000225,000
1988San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll26145,000-4222540392,10762,500370,000
1989Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll27230,000-376853429,80262,500600,000
1990Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll28350,000-356650515,727100,000950,000
1991Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll29650,000-289759742,231100,0001,600,000
1992Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll30900,000-2771366962,245109,0002,500,000
1993Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll31725,000-3111766968,431109,0003,225,000
1994Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll3250,000-85633-957,101109,0003,275,000
1994New York YankeesTeam Payroll3250,000-85635-957,101109,0003,275,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red