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Jorge OrtaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1968-1987 MLB Years: 1972-1987
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World Series Champion

Positions2B-689, DH-451, OF-343, 3B-58, SS-23Position when Drafted2B-OFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJorge Orta
Height5-10Weight170BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 26,1950 [67.298]PlaceMazatlan,Mexico

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1971 by the Chicago White Sox.
Signing ScoutsRoland Hemond
MLB DebutApril 15,1972 [21.140]
OrganizationsCHA [8] KCA [4] CLE [2] LAN [1] TOR [1] Awards2
TBC Player ID16200Retrosheet IDortaj001MLBAM ID120069
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed54Power66Contact68XBH63RBIs66Runs52Hitting67Durability56Team.504Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968FresnilloMexAAA-1720688186001000000000.265.265.353.61824668.265.088.088.2790.000.000.000.000.0033.33
1970Puerto MexMexAAA-1918436131003000000000.302.302.326.62814143.302.024.023.2840.000.000.000.000.007.69
1971San Luis PotosiMexAAA-20591825577177753000000000.423.423.7091.13212931182.400.286.286.5050.000.000.003.8526.0040.26
1971MexicaliMexAAA-205820745751421648000000000.362.362.6811.04314132207.309.319.319.4670.000.000.007.7312.9442.67
1971Totals for Mex-Mex         11738910015231923101000000000.391.391.6941.08527063389.352.303.303.4850.000.000.005.9116.9141.45
1972KnoxvilleSouAA-2153196416267734000000000.316.316.526.84210320196.291.210.209.3790.000.000.003.5728.0032.26
1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha6ss-2b21511242025313113363712002.202.244.315.559397133.262.113.161.2594.5127.826.172.2641.3328.00
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha62b221284254611391064088378711537.266.323.376.69916025469.318.110.198.3167.8918.552.351.2870.8322.12
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha62b2313952573166312106795408836418.316.365.440.80523143578.362.124.208.3686.9215.222.201.7352.5025.90
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha62b2414054264165261011831694867444717.304.363.450.81324447602.329.146.247.3667.9711.131.401.8349.2728.48
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha6of-3b251586367417429814722483877518215.274.316.410.72626151688.289.136.222.3325.5211.192.032.0345.4329.31
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha62b26144564711592781184444649227312.282.334.417.75123546621.290.135.216.3327.417.891.071.7751.2728.93
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBcha62b2711742045115192135312423944739.274.340.421.76117734477.272.147.245.3438.818.180.932.7332.3129.57
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha6dh-2b281133254985183114615443313426.262.348.437.78514232377.260.175.298.34911.678.750.752.9229.5537.65
1980Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle6of2912948178140183106465714422828.291.379.403.78219431564.299.112.262.35612.597.800.621.7748.1022.14
1981Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle6of30883385092143534432143155311.272.312.376.68812722370.295.104.169.3105.6811.622.051.3567.6023.91
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31of31861151325502801121310131.217.295.313.608367129.228.096.191.2719.3010.081.081.5557.5028.00
1983Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor33dh32103245305863103812192900406.237.287.408.69510019268.229.171.245.3087.0910.821.533.7324.5032.76
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3dh331224035012023795001283921486.298.343.457.80018439438.309.159.226.3496.398.901.392.0544.7832.50
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3dh34110300328021144521222822458.267.317.383.70011526330.279.116.193.3076.678.481.271.2175.0032.50
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3dh35106336359314294603233400239.277.321.411.73213825361.285.134.193.3236.379.421.482.4937.3326.88
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3dh362150394024003800010.180.226.380.60619653.175.200.260.2535.6615.092.673.7725.0066.67
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter17555829733161926763130745796050071529336746125.278.334.412.74624024606458.295.134.223.0007.7411.071.432.0144.8428.41
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter208696155245441630139000000000.352.352.591.94341190696.323.239.239.0000.000.000.004.3123.2036.73
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter15550011418338923105000000000.366.366.616.98230870500.335.250.250.0000.000.000.004.6021.7438.25
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter53196416267734000000000.316.316.526.84210320196.291.210.209.0000.000.000.003.5728.0032.26
Chicago White Sox Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter99035614421002162447945666443014772123392176.281.338.418.75614892853945.303.137.227.0007.6312.091.582.0045.0828.44
Kansas City Royals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter3591089120302621024145257610943101723.277.324.419.743456961182.288.142.208.0006.439.221.432.0345.3831.79
Cleveland Indians Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter217819128232326159810892873713519.283.353.392.74532153934.297.109.223.0009.859.310.951.6154.6022.84
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter103245305863103812192900406.237.287.408.69510019268.229.171.245.0007.0910.821.533.7324.5032.76
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter861151325502801121310131.217.295.313.608367129.228.096.191.0009.3010.081.081.5557.5028.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162538681492561269764666336412.278.334.412.74622242596.295.134.223.0007.7411.071.432.0144.8428.41
Average Minor - Per 162 games162542121191341223108000000000.352.352.591.94332070542.323.239.239.0000.000.000.004.3123.2036.73

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21SS19-13028413137269.9583.630.53-----5137.312.3
1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha212B14-852026284846.9583.290.54-----5127.59.1
1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha213B9-56218322320.8702.220.36-----5117.65.8
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha222B122-10362543001875572554.9694.540.53-----12895.375.3
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22SS1-111--221.0002.002.00-----1280.80.6
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha232B123--2973131893628610.9714.96------13988.576.9
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23DH10---------------1397.26.3
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23SS3---------------1392.21.9
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha242B135--3543541695724708.9785.24------14096.483.9
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24DH2---------------1401.41.2
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25OF77--156951170165.9712.14------15848.747.8
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha253B49--31102109143133.9302.71------15831.030.4
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25DH31---------------15819.619.3
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha262B139--2873351964641622.9704.47------14496.585.8
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBcha272B114--275290962574565.9844.96------11797.470.8
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27DH2---------------1171.71.2
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28DH62---------------11354.938.8
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha282B41--5775317135132.9783.22------11336.325.6
1980Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29OF120--2691051284279.9822.33------12993.075.0
1980Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29DH7---------------1295.44.4
1981Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30OF86--1501112162161.9941.87------8897.783.5
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31OF17--351213836.9472.12------8619.810.5
1983Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32DH70---------------10368.043.2
1983Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32OF17--161-117171.0001.00------10316.510.5
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33DH83---------------12268.051.2
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33OF26--48-1-4948.9801.85------12221.316.0
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca332B1---------------1220.80.6
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34DH85---------------11077.352.5
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35DH87---------------10682.153.7
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca36DH12---------------2157.17.4
MLB Totals for 2B - 8 season(s)-   2B689-1121154416938541433223237.9744.702.89-----6890.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 11 season(s)-   DH451---------------4510.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 6 season(s)-   OF343--67432146720706.9812.06------3430.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B58-56331201311166153.9222.642.73-----580.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 3 season(s)-   SS23-13129423137471.9593.090.54-----230.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21---14199-----
1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22---1221------
1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23---1233-----10
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24---135------2
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25-----49---7731
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26---139-------
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27---114------2
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28---41------62
1980Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29---------1207
1981Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30---------86-
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31---------17-
1983Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32---------1770
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33---1-----2683
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34----------85
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35----------87
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca36----------12

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB33310110101000200000.100.100.300.4003110.125.200.2000.0020.000.000.000.00100.00
1985Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB3425000000000100000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
1985Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB3433010000000000000.333.333.333.666103.333.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs515110101000300000.067.067.200.2673115.083.133.1330.0020.000.000.000.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs33010000000000000.333.333.333.666103.333.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1998Jackson GeneralsTexAAMinorhou47Hitting Coach1407070.50010.03Jim Pankovits
2000Auburn DoubledaysNYPLA-Minorhou49Hitting Coach743242.43215.06John Massarelli
2001Martinsville AstrosAppRkMinorhou50Manager683137.4563.03 
2002Martinsville AstrosAppRkMinorhou51Manager674126.6123.52 
2003Martinsville AstrosAppRkMinorhou52Manager543222.593--3 Lost in Finals
2009Sarasota RedsFSLA+Minorcin58Hitting Coach1375483.39425.56Joe Ayrault
2010Arizona Reds -ArizRkMinorcin59Hitting Coach553124.5642.52Julio GarciaLost in Finals
2013Arizona Rangers -ArizRkMinortex62Assistant Coach553223.582--1Kenny HolmbergLost in Semi-Finals
2014Arizona Rangers -ArizRkMinortex63Assistant Coach562630.4646.53Kenny HolmbergLost in Semi-Finals
* 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
1976American League Player of the Week (July 12-July 18)1
2003Appalachian League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-06-17Released by Royals. 
1987-01-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1986-12-22Released by Royals. 
1983-12-20TradeTraded by Blue Jays to Royals for Willie Aikens. 
1983-02-04TradeTraded by Mets to Blue Jays for Steve Senteney. 
1982-12-28TradeTraded by Dodgers to Mets for Pat Zachry. 
1981-12-09TradeTraded by Indians with Jack Fimple and Larry White to Dodgers for Jack Perconte and Rick Sutcliffe. 
1979-12-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1979-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1971-11-30Purchased by White Sox from Mexicali (Mexican Northern). 
* 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
1985Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll34450,000-2441060++370,78060,000450,000
1986Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll35450,000-2551363++386,34760,000900,000
1987Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll3660,000-59536-344,90660,000960,000
* 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