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John StearnsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1971-1985 MLB Years: 1974-1984
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1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsC-702, 1B-99, 3B-31, OF-6, SS-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Hardin Stearns
Height6-0Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 21,1951 [66.333]PlaceDenver,Colorado
High SchoolJefferson (Denver,CO)
CollegeUniversity of Colorado (Boulder,CO)

DraftedSelected by the Philadelphia Phillies [Team Picks] in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1973 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Oakland Athletics [Team Picks] in the 13th round (297th overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutSeptember 22,1974 [23.032]
OrganizationsNYN [10] PHI [2] CIN [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID18403Retrosheet IDsteaj001MLBAM ID122702
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed78Power53Contact73XBH57RBIs44Runs48Hitting60Durability37Team.474Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1971ColoradoCollegeSoc1933115223660316000000000.313.313.443.756519115.295.130.130.3410.000.000.002.6138.3325.00
1972ColoradoCollegeJrc2040126425212180000000000.413.413.7141.1279021126.373.301.302.5100.000.000.006.3515.7540.38
1973ReadingEastAA-2167166284074324000000000.241.241.386.6276414166.227.145.145.2780.000.000.001.8155.3335.00
1974Rocky MountCaroA+-22622304179164438000000000.343.343.500.84311524230.332.157.157.3810.000.000.001.7457.5030.38
1974ToledoILAAA-2277278347492328000000000.266.266.345.6119614278.258.079.079.2780.000.000.001.0892.6718.92
1974Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13950875153256766000000000.301.301.415.71621138508.291.114.114.3240.000.000.001.3872.5724.84
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi9c2212010000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.000.4610.000.000.000.000.000.00
1975New York MetsNLMLBnyn16c235916925325131041171523246.189.268.284.552489193.190.095.213.2528.817.770.881.5556.3328.13
1976TidewaterILAAA-24102332641031721045000000000.310.310.464.77415429332.289.154.154.3530.000.000.003.0133.2028.16
1976New York MetsNLMLBnyn16c243210313276021012161110104.262.364.379.743398121.275.117.262.34913.229.090.691.6551.5029.63
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn12c25139431521082511255987776714715.251.370.397.76717138520.277.146.327.34514.8114.620.992.3135.9235.19
1978New York MetsNLMLBnyn12c2614347765126241157325137057826411.264.364.413.77719740563.270.149.321.35312.4310.120.812.6631.8031.75
1979New York MetsNLMLBnyn12c271555385813129296615155257435521.243.312.355.66719140602.256.112.208.3008.649.471.101.5059.7830.53
1980New York MetsNLMLBnyn12c2891319429125104573332412815.285.346.370.71611826363.300.085.201.3249.096.610.730.000.0028.57
1981New York MetsNLMLBnyn12c298027325741211241222417071210.271.329.333.6629114305.285.062.187.3057.875.570.710.33273.0018.92
1982New York MetsNLMLBnyn12c309835246103253428177303525328.293.349.415.76414632392.313.122.236.3417.658.931.171.0288.0031.07
1984Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-c-3b321028470101215700100.250.353.321.6749134.318.071.286.31314.7120.591.400.000.0014.29
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn12c32817631001104200000.176.333.235.5684121.200.059.353.28319.059.520.500.000.0033.33
1985Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAcin-1b337223546628331998393412320.264.367.362.7298514280.294.098.268.33213.9312.140.871.0778.3322.58
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter8102681334696152104631291513232942523302580.260.341.375.71610062083082.274.115.251.00010.489.540.911.4958.2829.89
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter3901269217365571623155119444112420.288.311.412.723523961320.283.124.161.0003.333.110.931.7455.1726.30
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2618731482463481693119444112420.282.316.394.71034458924.280.112.165.0004.764.440.931.7354.5623.58
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter67166284074324000000000.241.241.386.6276414166.227.145.145.0000.000.000.001.8155.3335.00
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter622304179164438000000000.343.343.500.84311524230.332.157.157.0000.000.000.001.7457.5030.38
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter7324164881811116000000000.365.365.585.95014130241.335.220.220.0000.000.000.004.5621.9134.09
New York Mets Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter8092679334695152104631291513232942523302580.259.341.375.71610052083080.274.116.251.00010.499.550.911.4958.2429.93
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12010000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625366713930296218106559556516.260.341.375.71620142616.274.115.251.00010.489.540.911.4958.2829.89
Average Minor - Per 162 games16252790152247106454181701210.288.311.412.72321740548.283.124.161.0003.333.110.931.7455.1726.30

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi22C1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.6
1975New York MetsNLMLBnyn23C54--2974029339337.9946.24-412463.125991.533.3
1976New York MetsNLMLBnyn24C30--2002032223220.9877.33-151746.913293.818.5
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn25C127--742761512833818.9826.44-815161.4813991.478.4
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn251B6--303233533.9435.50------1394.33.7
1978New York MetsNLMLBnyn26C141--71184127807795.9855.64-865262.3814398.687.0
1978New York MetsNLMLBnyn263B1---------------1430.70.6
1979New York MetsNLMLBnyn27C121--628851211725713.9835.89-1005265.8715578.174.7
1979New York MetsNLMLBnyn271B16--1148-161221221.0007.63------15510.39.9
1979New York MetsNLMLBnyn273B11--514222119.9051.73------1557.16.8
1979New York MetsNLMLBnyn27OF6--7-2-97.7781.17------1553.93.7
1980New York MetsNLMLBnyn28C74--4324176480473.9856.39-602669.819181.345.7
1980New York MetsNLMLBnyn281B16--12018110139138.9938.63------9117.69.9
1980New York MetsNLMLBnyn283B1---3-1331.0003.00------911.10.6
1981New York MetsNLMLBnyn29C66--3023867346340.9835.15-422463.628082.564.1
1981New York MetsNLMLBnyn291B9--588-466661.0007.33------8011.38.7
1981New York MetsNLMLBnyn293B4---61-76.8571.50------805.03.9
1982New York MetsNLMLBnyn30C81--3796169446440.9875.43-724959.529882.750.0
1982New York MetsNLMLBnyn303B12--5134-2218.8181.50------9812.27.4
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn32C3--112111413.9294.33-----11030.02.1
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn323B2--22--441.0002.00------1020.01.4
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn321B2--153-218181.0009.00------1020.01.4
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn32SS1--41--551.0005.00------1010.00.7
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn32C4--201-121211.0005.25-3-100.0-850.02.5
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn321B2--81-3991.0004.50------825.01.2
1985Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAcin331B48--41061638477471.9879.81------7266.733.8
MLB Totals for C - 10 season(s)-   C699--3712446636442214158.9855.95-50029562.9316990.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B49--33038336371368.9927.51------490.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 5 season(s)-   3B29--1036735346.8681.59------290.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF6--7-2-97.7781.17------60.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B50--42564640495489.9889.78------500.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C3--112111413.9294.33-----130.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B2--22--441.0002.00------20.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS1--41--551.0005.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi22-1---------
1975New York MetsNLMLBnyn23-54---------
1976New York MetsNLMLBnyn24-30---------
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn25-1276--------
1978New York MetsNLMLBnyn26-141---1-----
1979New York MetsNLMLBnyn27-12116--11---6-
1980New York MetsNLMLBnyn28-7416--1-----
1981New York MetsNLMLBnyn29-669--4-----
1982New York MetsNLMLBnyn30-81---12-----
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn32-32-12-----
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn32-42--------
1985Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAcin33--48--------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1987Milwaukee BrewersALMLBMLBmil35Minor League instructor1629171.5627.03Tom Trebelhorn
1988Milwaukee BrewersALMLBMLBmil36Minor League instructor1628775.5372.03Tom Trebelhorn
1989New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya37Bullpen Coach1617487.46014.55Dallas Green,Bucky Dent
1990Knoxville Blue JaysSouAAMinortor38Manager1446777.46512.04 
1991Knoxville Blue JaysSouAAMinortor39Manager1446777.46510.53 Lost in Semi-Finals
1992Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin40Scout1629072.5568.02Lou Piniella
1993- --41Broadcaster.000--None listed
1994Princeton RedsAppRkMinorcin42Manager664125.621--1 League Champions
1996Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal44First Base Coach1628874.5434.02Davey JohnsonLost ALCS (Yankees)
1997Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal45First Base Coach1629864.605--1Davey JohnsonLost ALCS (Indians)
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal46Scout1627983.48835.04Ray Miller
1999New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn47Advance Scout1639766.5956.52Bobby ValentineLost NLCS (Braves)
2000New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn48Bench Coach1629468.5801.02Bobby ValentineLost World Series (Yankees)
2001New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn49Third Base Coach1628280.5066.03Bobby Valentine
2002New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn50Scout1617586.46626.55Bobby Valentine-
2003Binghamton MetsEastAAMinornyn51Manager1416378.44715.55 
2004Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn52Manager1447272.5008.53 
2005New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn53Roving Catching Instructor1628379.5127.04Willie Randolph-
2006Harrisburg SenatorsEastAAMinorwas54Manager1426775.47220.05 -
2007Columbus ClippersILAAAMinorwas55Manager1446480.44418.54 
2008Harrisburg SenatorsEastAAMinorwas56Manager1437469.51710.53 
2009Harrisburg SenatorsEastAAMinorwas57Manager1427072.49319.05 
2010Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea58Pro Scout16261101.37729.04Don Wakamatsu
2011Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea59Pro Scout1626795.41429.04Eric Wedge
2011Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea59Pro Scout1626795.41429.04Eric Wedge
2012Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea60Minor League Catching Coordinator1627587.46318.04Eric Wedge
2013Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea61Minor League Catching Coordinator1627191.43825.04Eric Wedge,Robby Thompson
2013Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAMinorsea61Manager1447668.5282.02 
2014Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea62Pro Scout1628775.53711.03Lloyd McClendon
* 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.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1994Appalachian League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1984-11-08Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1974-12-03TradeTraded by Phillies with Mac Scarce and Del Unser to Mets for Dave Schneck, Don Hahn and Tug McGraw. 
* 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.