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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
James Joseph Merritt
Stat Years
1962-1975  [mlb] 1965-1975
Height/Weight
6-2 / 180
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
P (297)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
Edgewood (West Covina,CA)
Colleges
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1961
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Kenny Myers
MLB Debut
1965-08-02 - Boxscore  (Age: 21.237)
Service Time
Organizations
CIN [4] MIN [4] TEX [3]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 15308 ... retro id: merrj102 ... mlbam id: 118977
Relations
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1962Erie---D----181---1983.6735000000223.0199100910962490001.328.030.003.8710.054.042.59.704
    1962Minor Totals: byYear-------181---1983.67350000350223.0199100910962490001.328.030.003.8710.054.042.59.704
    1963CharlotteSALA----192---9124.1334000000159.018697730601250001.5510.530.003.407.085.492.08.429
    1963Minor Totals: byYearA----191---9124.13340000340159.018697730601250001.5510.530.003.407.085.492.08.429
    1964AtlantaILAAA----203---13172.7536000000200.018676610611740001.248.370.002.757.833.422.85.433
    1964Minor Totals: byYearAAA----201---13172.75360000360200.018676610611740001.248.370.002.757.833.422.85.433
    1965DenverPCLAAA----214---1383.1326000000190.017682660461710001.178.340.002.188.103.883.72.619
    1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26214Log - Sp - Ext - Perf543.171691057276.26829271120610001.157.981.292.357.163.403.05.556
    1965Minor Totals: byYearAAA----211---1383.13260000260190.017682660461710001.178.340.002.188.103.883.72.619
    1965MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----211Log - Sp - Ext - Perf543.191691057276.76829271120610001.158.031.302.367.203.433.05.556
    1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26225Log - Sp - Ext - Perf7143.383118515133144.0112575417331244001.017.001.062.067.753.563.76.333
    1966MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----221Log - Sp - Ext - Perf7143.383118515133144.0112575417331244001.017.001.062.067.753.563.76.333
    1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26236Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1372.533728114490227.21967264213016110070.997.750.831.196.362.855.37.650
    1967MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1372.543728114490227.71967264213016110070.997.760.831.196.382.855.37.650
    1968Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26247Log - Sp - Ext - Perf12163.253834111441238.12071028621521811171.097.820.791.966.833.853.48.429
    1968MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf12163.253834111441238.32071028621521811171.097.820.791.976.843.863.48.429
    1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30258Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1794.37423681260251.026912712233611443051.319.651.182.195.164.552.36.654
    1969MLB Totals: CINbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1794.37423681260251.026912712233611443051.319.651.182.195.164.552.36.654
    1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30269Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20124.083535121000234.024811410621531364011.299.540.812.045.234.382.57.625
    1970MLB Totals: CINbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20124.083535121000234.024811410621531364011.299.540.812.045.234.382.57.625
    1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin302710Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1114.372811005170107.011555521431382031.369.671.182.613.204.631.23.083
    1971MLB Totals: CINbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1114.372811005170107.011555521431382031.369.671.182.613.204.631.23.083
    1972IndianapolisAmerAAA----2811---484.3332000000108.01225652028800001.3910.170.002.336.674.672.86.333
    1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin302811Log - Sp - Ext - Perf104.5041000308.013441240001.8814.631.132.254.504.502.001.000
    1972Minor Totals: byYearAAA----281---484.33320000320108.01225652028800001.3910.170.002.336.674.672.86.333
    1972MLB Totals: CINbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf104.5041000308.013441240001.8814.631.132.254.504.502.001.000
    1973Texas RangersALMLBtex162912Log - Sp - Ext - Perf5134.0535198111161160.019179721834657011.4110.741.011.913.664.441.91.278
    1973MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf5134.0535198111161160.019179721834657011.4110.741.011.913.664.441.91.278
    1974Texas RangersALMLBtex163013Log - Sp - Ext - Perf004.13261001025032.246171536181001.5912.670.831.654.964.683.00.000
    1974MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf004.19261001025032.746171536181001.6112.860.841.685.034.753.00.000
    1975Texas RangersALMLBtex163114Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.0050002503.23100000010.827.360.000.000.002.450.00.000
    1975MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.0050002503.73100000010.948.440.000.000.002.812.00.000
    MLB Totals (11 yrs)81863.652971925694810571,483.01468657602160322932321251.218.910.971.955.663.992.89.485
    American League Totals (7 yrs)42543.2418810936741797883.082335731891175610231161.138.390.931.786.223.643.49.438
    National League Totals (4 yrs)39324.26109832027260600.0645300284691473229091.329.681.042.214.834.502.19.549
    Minor League Totals39453.4512800001280657.067031125201955500001.329.180.002.677.534.262.82.464
    Minor: D Totals1983.67350000350223.0199100910962490001.328.030.003.8710.054.042.59.704
    Minor: A Totals9124.13340000340159.018697730601250001.5510.530.003.407.085.492.08.429
    Minor: AAA Totals30333.23940000940498.048421417901354250001.248.750.002.447.683.873.15.476
    Minnesota Twins Totals (4 yrs)37413.031228928618336686.758326023170135527151141.057.650.921.776.913.413.90.474
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (4 yrs)39324.26109832027260600.0645300284691473229091.329.681.042.214.834.502.19.549
    Texas Rangers Totals (3 yrs)5133.9966208123461196.324097872140838021.4311.010.961.843.814.452.08.278
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2621pL-S-E-P116221300030021411000.136.240.136.3762630.091.000.3757.6953.857.000.00.000.0
    1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2622pL-S-E-P231392410010041602101.103.182.128.3104651.128.025.1678.7034.784.000.00.0025.0
    1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2623pL-S-E-P3377441030020073303002.135.210.176.38684133.135.041.2448.3339.294.710.00.0030.0
    1968Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2624pL-S-E-P4387111020010152204002.141.197.169.36680122.085.028.2046.2527.504.400.00.0020.0
    1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3025pL-S-E-P54277611101500537015201.143.190.195.38599152.117.052.2445.0537.377.4077.01.0118.2
    1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3026pL-S-E-P6358371400360044206000.169.207.277.48493233.157.108.2894.3045.1610.5027.73.2321.4
    1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3027pL-S-E-P729290411020011402001.138.167.241.4083272.138.103.2673.1343.7514.000.00.0050.0
    1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3028pL-S-E-P842000000000000000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (8 yrs)2323972156814200128178133307.141.198.196.3944627813.123.055.2396.0638.536.3699.20.8723.2
    American League Totals (4 yrs)1222068276007011885110105.131.204.160.364236336.112.029.2217.6336.024.720.00.0022.2
    National League Totals (4 yrs)110191132921413001093023202.152.192.236.428226457.136.084.2604.4241.159.3047.81.7724.1
    Minnesota Twins Totals (4 yrs)1222068276007011885110105.131.204.160.364236336.112.029.2217.6336.024.720.00.0022.2
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (4 yrs)110191132921413001093023202.152.192.236.428226457.136.084.2604.4241.159.3047.81.7724.1
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1965Minnesota TwinsALMLB21P16076.2213111615.9380.900.209.9100.012
    1966Minnesota TwinsALMLB22P310144.07200027271.0000.900.1919.1100.06
    1967Minnesota TwinsALMLB23P370227.2432313936.9231.000.1622.8100.05
    1968Minnesota TwinsALMLB24P380238.17380245451.0001.200.1923.5100.05
    1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLB25P420251.0733114140.9761.000.1625.9100.03
    1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLB26P350234.0530213735.9461.000.1521.6100.05
    1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLB27P280107.0510111615.9380.500.1417.396.67
    1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLB28P408.00100111.0000.300.132.6100.011
    1973Texas RangersALMLB29P350160.0722213129.9350.800.1821.6100.03
    1974Texas RangersALMLB30P26032.2143085.6250.200.1616.3100.07
    1975Texas RangersALMLB31P503.2000000.0000.000.003.1100.015
    MLB Totals - (P)29701,48145203138261248.9500.800.170.00.00
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    1965MLB16----------
    1966MLB31----------
    1967MLB37----------
    1968MLB38----------
    1969MLB42----------
    1970MLB35----------
    1971MLB28----------
    1972MLB4----------
    1973MLB35----------
    1974MLB26----------
    1975MLB5----------
    Totals297----------