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Paul PopovichTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1960-1975 MLB Years: 1964-1975
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Positions2B-359, SS-139, 3B-49, OF-1Position when Drafted2B-SSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NamePaul Edward Popovich
Height6-0Weight175BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 18,1940 [78.121]PlaceFlemington,West Virginia
High SchoolFlemington (Flemington,WV)
CollegeWest Virginia University (Morgantown,WV)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1960 by the Chicago Cubs.
MLB DebutApril 19,1964 [23.244]
OrganizationsCHN [13] LAN [2] PIT [2] Awards0
TBC Player ID16719Retrosheet IDpopop101MLBAM ID120671
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed33Power28Contact91XBH29RBIs39Runs58Hitting48Durability24Team.496Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1960San AntonioTexAA-1977270356784023000000000.248.248.307.5558312270.248.059.059.2470.000.000.000.000.0017.91
1961San AntonioTexAA-2012749363124174433000000000.252.252.327.57916125493.245.075.075.2560.000.000.000.81123.2520.16
1962WenatcheeNwstA--2183291386681330000000000.227.227.292.5198512291.219.065.065.2300.000.000.001.0397.0018.18
1963AmarilloTexAA-22139547941713721760000000000.313.313.481.79426356547.291.168.168.3500.000.000.003.1132.1832.75
1964Salt Lake CityPCLAAA-2379211184360216000000000.204.204.261.465558211.196.057.057.2060.000.000.000.95105.5018.60
1964Chicago CubsNLMLBchn1123110100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.8950.000.000.000.000.000.00
1965Salt Lake CityPCLAAA-24121455571141981255000000000.251.251.407.65818539455.230.156.156.2890.000.000.002.6437.9234.21
1966TacomaPCLAAA-25142535511302161155000000000.243.243.366.60919638535.227.123.123.2670.000.000.002.0648.6429.23
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn222b2526000000000200001.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22ss-2b2649159183440020191223006.214.265.239.504384173.231.025.075.2355.206.941.330.000.0011.76
1968Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan262b-ss2713441835978122513293719527.232.280.270.55011311462.247.038.103.2546.288.011.280.43209.0011.34
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan222b2828505100004001402101.200.212.200.41210054.213.000.020.1891.857.414.000.000.000.00
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn222b286015426486011401181414001.312.387.370.757577177.338.058.169.35210.177.910.780.56154.0014.58
1969Totals for NL-NL         8820431586011801191816102.284.347.328.675677231.306.044.132.3158.237.790.950.43204.0012.07
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn222b-ss297818622475142001181822143.253.324.355.6796610209.261.102.194.3048.618.611.001.9146.5021.28
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn222b308922624497142801141701207.217.260.310.5707012243.217.093.150.2625.767.001.211.6556.5024.49
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn222b3158129825321110112800124.194.261.271.532356142.198.077.163.2438.455.630.670.70129.0024.00
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn222b329928024666322432182714558.236.280.300.5808411308.250.064.132.2595.848.771.500.65140.0016.67
1974Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit242b-ss33598391821050051000210.217.256.265.52122390.240.048.108.2365.5611.112.000.000.0016.67
1975Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24ss-2b342540581001003210000.200.273.225.4989144.211.025.100.2436.824.550.670.000.0012.50
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter682173217640342914134410127151825171438.233.286.292.578505651909.246.059.129.0006.657.911.190.73123.7116.13
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter76828023567151162549272000000000.255.255.367.62210281902802.242.112.112.0000.000.000.001.7557.1826.57
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3421201126287461425126000000000.239.239.363.602436851201.223.124.124.0000.000.000.002.0848.0429.62
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3431310192362621021116000000000.276.276.387.663507931310.265.111.111.0000.000.000.001.6062.3825.69
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter83291386681330000000000.227.227.292.5198512291.219.065.065.0000.000.000.001.0397.0018.18
Chicago Cubs Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter4361141122270317129937899861491130.237.293.308.601351501259.248.071.145.0007.077.781.100.9595.0818.52
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1624684010781229133041111628.229.273.263.53612311516.244.034.094.0005.817.951.370.39234.0010.28
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter84123142631060081210210.211.261.252.513314134.230.041.106.0005.978.961.500.000.0015.38
Average MLB - Per 162 games162411429610233212303626439.233.286.292.57812015453.246.059.129.0006.657.911.190.73123.7116.13
Average Minor - Per 162 games162591751512451057000000000.255.255.367.62221740591.242.112.112.0000.000.000.001.7557.1826.57

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn252B2--531198.8894.00------2100.01.2
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26SS31--4077412121117.9673.77------4963.319.3
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn262B17--26391116665.9853.82------4934.710.6
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn263B2---------------494.11.2
1968Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan272B89--172229748408401.9834.51------13466.454.9
1968Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27SS45--59119420182178.9783.96------13433.627.8
1968Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan273B7--11--221.0000.29------1345.24.3
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn282B25--5064313117114.9744.56------6041.715.4
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan282B23--2738196665.9852.83------2882.114.2
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28SS7--1323-736361.0005.14------6011.74.3
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn283B6--29111211.9171.83------6010.03.7
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28SS3---21-32.6670.67------2810.71.9
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28OF1--1---111.0001.00------601.70.6
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn292B22--4258118101100.9904.55------7828.213.6
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29SS17--2427275351.9623.00------7821.810.5
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn293B16--912112221.9551.31------7820.59.9
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn302B40--74119326196193.9854.83------8944.924.7
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn303B16--427113231.9691.94------8918.09.9
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30SS1---------------891.10.6
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn312B36-2255998322160157.9814.360.70-----5862.123.2
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31SS8-691829184847.9795.880.68-----5813.85.2
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn313B1-2-------------581.70.6
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn322B85-607171247853426418.9814.920.69-----9985.952.8
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32SS9-50814-522221.0002.440.44-----999.15.6
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn323B1-5-1--111.0001.000.20-----991.00.6
1974Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit332B12--2130255351.9624.25------5920.37.4
1974Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33SS10--38-411111.0001.10------5916.96.2
1975Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit342B8--1614-230301.0003.75------2532.05.0
1975Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34SS8--171198.8891.00------2532.05.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 10 season(s)-   2B359-8326639393020816321602.9824.461.93-----3590.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 9 season(s)-   SS139-1191663061364485472.9733.403.97-----1390.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 7 season(s)-   3B49-71650336966.9571.359.43-----490.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1966Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25---2-------
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26---17312-----
1968Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27---89457-----
1969Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28---2576---1-
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28---233------
1970Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29---221716-----
1971Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30---40116-----
1972Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31---3681-----
1973Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32---8591-----
1974Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33---1210------
1975Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34---88------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1974Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB3335130000000000000.600.600.6001.200305.600.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs35130000000000000.600.600.6001.200305.600.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1979Clinton DodgersMidwAMinorlan38Coach1337459.5563.02Dick McLaughlinLost in Semi-Finals
1981Vero Beach DodgersFSLA+Minorlan40Manager1366373.46319.04 
* 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
1975-07-30Released by Pirates. 
1974-04-01TradeTraded by Cubs to Pirates for Tom Dettore and Cash. 
1969-06-11TradeTraded by Dodgers with Ron Fairly to Expos for Manny Mota and Maury Wills. 
1969-06-11TradeTraded by Expos to Cubs for Jack Lamabe and Adolfo Phillips. 
1967-11-30TradeTraded by Cubs with Jim Williams to Dodgers for Lou Johnson. 
1960-06-17ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
* 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.