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Jim MerrittTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1962-1975 MLB Years: 1965-1975
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PositionsP-297Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Joseph Merritt
Height6-2Weight180BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateDecember 9,1943 [74.197]PlaceAltadena,California
High SchoolEdgewood (West Covina,CA)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1961 by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Signing Bonus$8,000Signing ScoutsKenny Myers
MLB DebutAugust 2,1965 [21.237]
OrganizationsMIN [6] CIN [4] TEX [3] LAN [1] Awards0Awards Voting2-16
TBC Player ID15308Retrosheet IDmerrj102MLBAM ID118977
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Cincinnati Reds in 1970
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts53Walks90Hittable39SO/BB85vsPower39Hitting48Durability48Team.547Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1962nullD--Rel181983.67350350000223.0199100910962490001.328.03--3.8710.052.59.704-
1963nullA--Rel199124.13340340000159.018697730601250001.5510.53--3.407.082.08.429-
1964nullAAA--Rel2013172.75360360000200.018676610611740001.248.37--2.757.832.85.433-
1965nullAAA--Rel211383.13260260000190.017682660461710001.178.34--2.188.103.72.619-
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26S/R21543.171697105276.26829271120610001.157.981.292.357.163.05.5563.57
1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26S/R227143.383118135153144.0112575417331244001.017.001.062.067.753.76.3333.05
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26ST231372.533728911440227.21967264213016110070.997.750.831.196.365.37.6502.81
1968Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26ST2412163.253834411141238.02071028621521811171.097.820.791.966.833.48.4292.75
1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30ST251794.37423668120251.026912712233611443051.319.651.182.195.162.36.6543.86
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30ST2620124.083535012100234.024811410621531364011.299.540.812.045.232.57.6253.33
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30S/R271114.372811170050107.011555521431382031.369.671.182.613.201.23.0834.39
1972nullAAA--Rel28484.33320320000108.01225652028800001.3910.17--2.336.672.86.333-
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30S/R28104.5041300008.013441240001.8814.631.132.254.502.001.0003.77
1973Texas RangersALMLBtex16S/R295134.0535191681111160.019179721834657011.4110.741.011.913.661.91.2783.87
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex16Rel30004.13261250010032.246171536181001.5912.670.831.654.963.00-3.22
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex16Rel31000.0050500203.23100000010.827.36------0.00-3.41
D Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1983.67350350000223.0199100910962490001.328.03--3.8710.052.59.704-
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter81863.652971921055694871480.01468657602160322932321251.218.910.971.955.662.89.4850.85
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter39453.4512801280000657.067031125201955500001.329.18--2.677.532.82.464-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter30333.23940940000498.048421417901354250001.248.75--2.447.683.15.476-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9124.13340340000159.018697730601250001.5510.53--3.407.082.08.429-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter37413.031228933286186685.258326023170135527151141.057.640.921.776.913.90.474-
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter39324.26109832620270600.0645300284691473229091.329.681.042.214.832.19.549-
Texas Rangers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter5133.9966204681231195.024097872140838021.4311.000.961.833.802.08.278-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12133.654428168171220.0218978924481385041.218.910.971.955.662.89.4800.85
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13153.45430430000220.0224104840651840001.329.18--2.677.532.82.464-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26p2116221300030021411000.136.240.136.3763026.375.000.091.1927.6953.857.000.000.000.00
1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26p2231392410010041602101.103.182.128.3105146.167.025.128.1528.7034.784.000.000.0025.00
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26p23377441030020073303002.135.210.176.38613384.244.041.135.1868.3339.294.710.000.0030.00
1968Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26p24387111020010152204002.141.197.169.36612280.204.028.085.1766.2527.504.400.000.0020.00
1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30p254277611101500537015201.143.190.195.38515299.244.052.117.1825.0537.377.401.0177.0018.18
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30p26358371400360044206000.169.207.277.48423393.289.108.157.2214.3045.1610.503.2327.6721.43
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30p2729290411020011402001.138.167.241.4087232.267.103.138.1853.1343.7514.000.000.0050.00
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30p2842000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter2323972156814200128178133307.141.198.196.3947813462.239.055.123.0006.0638.536.360.8799.2523.21
Minnesota Twins Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1222068276007011885110105.131.204.160.364336236.221.029.112.0007.6336.024.720.000.0022.22
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter110191132921413001093023202.152.192.236.428457226.260.084.136.0004.4241.159.301.7747.7524.14
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622771539613140120124123205.141.198.196.394549323.239.055.123.0006.0638.536.360.8799.2523.21

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin21P16-76213111615.9380.940.20-----16100.09.9
1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin22P31-144720--27271.0000.870.19-----31100.019.1
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23P37-227432313936.9230.970.16-----37100.022.8
1968Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24P38-238738-245451.0001.180.19-----38100.023.5
1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25P42-251733114140.9760.950.16-----42100.025.9
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26P35-234530213735.9461.000.15-----35100.021.6
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27P28-107510111615.9380.540.14-----2996.617.3
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28P4-8-1--111.0000.250.13-----4100.02.6
1973Texas RangersALMLBtex29P35-160722213129.9350.830.182528.6-35100.021.6
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex30P26-32143-85.6250.190.16-----26100.016.3
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex31P5-3-------------5100.03.1
MLB Totals for P - 11 season(s)-   P297-148045203138261248.9500.840.172528.6-2970.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2116----------
1966Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2231----------
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2337----------
1968Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2438----------
1969Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin2542----------
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin2635----------
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin2728----------
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin284----------
1973Texas RangersALMLBtex2935----------
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex3026----------
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex315----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1965Minnesota TwinsWorld SeriesMLB21002.702003.1210100.655.400.000.002.7000.00.000
1970Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB26101.691005.1310200.595.060.000.003.3800.001.000
1970Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB260121.601001.2341003.3316.200.005.400.000.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs101.6910100005.3301002000.565.060.000.003.3800.001.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs019.0030300005.0505011001.209.000.001.801.801.000.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1970Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB2612000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1970Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB2611000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs12000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1975-07-17Released by Rangers. 
1972-12-01TradeTraded by Reds to Rangers for Jim Driscoll and Hal King. 
1968-11-21TradeTraded by Twins to Reds for Leo Cardenas. 
1961-11-27Selected by Twins from Dodgers in first year minor league draft. 
1961-06-15ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
* 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.