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Willie RoysterTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1972-1983 MLB Years: 1981-1981
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PositionsC-356, SS-64, OF-46, 1B-3Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWillie Arthur Royster
Height5-11Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 11,1954PlaceClarksville,Virginia
Death DateNovember 23,2015 [61.226]
High SchoolSpingarn (Washington,DC)

DraftedSelected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 22nd round (525th overall) of the 1972 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 3,1981 [27.145]
OrganizationsBAL [9] PIT [2] DET [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID17424Retrosheet IDroysw101MLBAM ID121521
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed84Power65Contact25XBH61RBIs59Runs69Hitting44Durability31Team.492Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1972BluefieldAppRk-1841124202934315000000000.234.234.395.6294910124.215.161.161.2830.000.000.002.4241.3334.48
1973MiamiFSLA+-191143314988133643000000000.266.266.378.64412522331.252.112.112.2880.000.000.001.8155.1725.00
1974MiamiFSLA+-20121410541101031266000000000.268.268.395.66316225410.246.127.127.3000.000.000.002.9334.1722.73
1975LodiCalifA+-21531921942111320000000000.219.219.333.5526415192.206.114.115.2480.000.000.001.5664.0035.71
1975AshevilleSouAA-21612012251101321000000000.254.254.358.6127214201.242.104.104.2760.000.000.001.4967.0027.45
1975Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1143934193212641000000000.237.237.346.58313629393.225.109.109.2630.000.000.001.5365.5031.18
1976Niagara FallsNYPLA--2253196304671835000000000.235.235.403.6387916196.202.168.168.2900.000.000.004.0824.5034.78
1978Charlotte O'sSouAAbal-ss-c24125395521001531352153289135300.253.305.405.71016031434.296.152.253.3226.4520.973.253.0030.3831.00
1979Miami OriolesFSLA+bal-c253913011428011163102620100.323.378.408.786539143.394.085.185.3566.9918.182.600.70130.0021.43
1979Charlotte O'sSouAAbal-of2526333002001100000.500.5711.0001.571637.600.500.667.65314.2914.291.000.000.00100.00
1979Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-of25471281736403132472811000.281.324.383.707497137.340.102.141.3195.1120.444.002.1942.6719.44
1979Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         88264318115042687185531100.307.357.409.76610819287.374.102.174.3466.2719.163.061.3966.0023.46
1980Charlotte O'sSouAAbal-c2626791017511143162810200.215.273.342.61527788.308.127.228.2776.8231.824.671.1479.0041.18
1980Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-c266924229641103357175141300.264.293.347.6408414257.319.083.136.2892.7219.847.291.1780.6721.88
1980Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         953213981161449102137951500.252.288.346.63411121345.317.094.159.2863.7722.906.081.1680.2525.93
1981Charlotte O'sSouAAbal-c2713856298149222318853113512062440.265.313.477.79026855609.284.212.349.3555.7519.703.435.0918.1336.91
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal59c2744000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1982Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-c28591671933101108282843330.198.247.222.469372185.227.024.108.2124.3215.143.500.54167.006.06
1983Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-c291333352015101900100.152.171.303.47410335.167.151.212.2062.8625.719.002.8633.0060.00
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter44000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter96131964368151251989430952510338221121770.255.281.390.67112452333349.265.135.189.0003.0811.413.712.6635.9128.59
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter188570681381808631872311695730.242.279.316.59518026614.287.074.133.0003.7518.895.041.3071.2518.84
AA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter352124318532055748177711570240107940.257.300.429.7295331101339.282.172.273.0005.2317.923.433.5825.9034.38
A+ Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter32710631332824272214063102620100.265.273.380.653404711076.256.115.127.0000.932.422.602.0448.3225.18
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter53196304671835000000000.235.235.403.6387916196.202.168.168.0000.000.000.004.0824.5034.78
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter41124202934315000000000.234.234.395.6294910124.215.161.161.0000.000.000.002.4241.3334.48
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter44000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1621620000000008100000.000.000.000.00000162.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162539731372131572164176442310.255.281.390.67121039565.265.135.189.0003.0811.413.712.6635.9128.59

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Charlotte O's SouAAbal24SS64--1101162127121.9531.89------12551.244.4
1978Charlotte O's SouAAbal24C58--2424187291283.9734.88-----612546.440.3
1979Miami Orioles FSLA+bal25C37--2173245253249.9846.73-----53994.926.2
1979Charlotte O's SouAAbal25OF2--3---331.0001.50------2100.01.4
1979Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal25OF27--464515550.9091.85------4757.419.4
1979Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal25C10--656--71711.0007.10-----24721.37.2
1979Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal251B2--911-1110.9095.00------474.31.4
1980Charlotte O's SouAAbal26C17--1041211117116.9916.82------2665.411.8
1980Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal26C42--1822072209202.9674.81------6960.930.2
1980Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal26OF17--321--33331.0001.94------6924.612.2
1981Charlotte O's SouAAbal27C131--780100228902880.9766.72-----1113894.991.6
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27C4--5---551.0001.25------4100.03.8
1982Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal28C48--2542371284277.9755.77-----65981.434.3
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet29C9--5353-6158.9516.44-----21369.26.6
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet291B1--5-1165.8335.00------137.70.7
MLB Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C4--5---551.0001.25------40.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 4 season(s)-   C109--55454173625608.9735.58-----101090.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF44--785518883.9431.89------440.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B3--141211715.8825.00------30.00.0
AA Totals for C - 3 season(s)-   C206--1126153311613101279.9766.21-----172060.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS64--1101162127121.9531.89------640.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF2--3---331.0001.50------20.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C37--2173245253249.9846.73-----5370.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Charlotte O's SouAAbal24-58--64------
1979Miami Orioles FSLA+bal25-37---------
1979Charlotte O's SouAAbal25---------2-
1979Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal25-102------27-
1980Charlotte O's SouAAbal26-17---------
1980Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal26-42-------17-
1981Charlotte O's SouAAbal27-131---------
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27-4---------
1982Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal28-48---------
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet29-91--------

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1977-10-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1977-04-01Released by Pirates. 
1976-05-11ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
1976-04-08Released by Orioles. 
* 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.