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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Michael Richard Waits
Stat Years
1970-1986  [mlb] 1973-1985
Height/Weight
6-3 / 195
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
P (361) ... DH (9)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1952-05-15 in Atlanta, Georgia   [67.282]
Death
High School
Therrell (Atlanta,GA)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the Washington Senators II in Round #5 (#112 overall) of the 1970 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1973-09-17 - Boxscore  (Age: 21.125)
Service Time
Organizations
CLE [9] MIL [4] TEX [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 19284 ... retro id: waitr001 ... mlbam id: 123796
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1970AndersonWcarA----181---234.71900000042.0272522033370001.435.790.007.077.935.361.12.400
    1970Minor Totals: byYearA----181---234.71900009042.0272522033370001.435.790.007.077.935.361.12.400
    1971PittsfieldNYPLA-----192---593.2425000000139.01236550082980001.477.960.005.316.354.211.20.357
    1971Minor Totals: byYearA-----191---593.24250000250139.01236550082980001.477.960.005.316.354.211.20.357
    1972PittsfieldNYPLA-----203---883.1025000000116.01046640082840001.608.070.006.366.525.121.02.500
    1972Minor Totals: byYearA-----201---883.10250000250116.01046640082840001.608.070.006.366.525.121.02.500
    1973SpokanePCLAAA----214---1473.9228000000154.015396670103990001.668.940.006.025.795.610.96.667
    1973Texas RangersALMLBtex39214Log - Sp - Ext - Perf009.0010001111.01110100002.009.000.009.000.009.000.00.000
    1973Minor Totals: byYearAAA----211---1473.92280000280154.015396670103990001.668.940.006.025.795.610.96.667
    1973MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----211Log - Sp - Ext - Perf009.0010001111.01110100002.009.000.009.000.009.000.00.000
    1974SpokanePCLAAA----225---1264.4126000000153.01529875095900001.618.940.005.595.295.760.95.667
    1974Minor Totals: byYearAAA----221---1264.41260000260153.01529875095900001.618.940.005.595.295.760.95.667
    1975SpokanePCLAAA----236---544.841100000067.0764636037380001.6910.210.004.975.106.181.03.556
    1975Oklahoma CityAmerAAA----236---154.42900000053.0552926027310001.559.340.004.585.264.921.15.167
    1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36236Log - Sp - Ext - Perf622.941673049170.1572523325342011.177.290.383.204.353.201.36.750
    1975Minor Totals: byYearAAA----232---694.65200000200120.01317562064690001.639.830.004.805.185.631.08.400
    1975MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf622.951673049170.3572523325342011.177.320.393.214.373.211.36.750
    1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36247Log - Sp - Ext - Perf794.00262242140123.21436055754652101.5910.410.513.934.734.371.20.438
    1976MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf794.02262242140123.71436055754652101.6010.450.513.944.754.381.20.438
    1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36258Log - Sp - Ext - Perf973.993716109212135.11326760864620011.458.780.534.264.124.460.97.563
    1977MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf974.003716109212135.31326760864620011.458.790.534.264.134.460.97.563
    1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36269Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13153.203433152110230.1206978216869710021.278.050.633.363.793.791.13.464
    1978MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13153.213433152110230.3206978216869710021.278.060.633.363.793.791.13.464
    1979Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle362710Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16134.44343483000231.02301231142691915041.398.961.013.553.554.791.00.552
    1979MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16134.44343483000231.02301231142691915041.398.961.013.553.554.791.00.552
    1980Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle362811Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13144.45333392000224.123111811118821095011.409.270.723.294.374.731.33.481
    1980MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13144.46333392000224.323111811118821095011.409.280.723.294.384.741.33.481
    1981Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle362912Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8104.92222151010126.11737469744515011.7212.320.503.133.635.271.16.444
    1981MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8104.92222151010126.31737469744515011.7212.350.503.143.645.281.16.444
    1982Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle363013Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2135.40252120040115.012874691357444011.6110.021.024.463.445.790.77.133
    1982MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2135.40252120040115.012874691357444011.6110.021.024.463.445.790.77.133
    1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle363114Log - Sp - Ext - Perf014.58800038019.223131019131001.6310.530.464.125.955.951.44.000
    1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil363114Log - Sp - Ext - Perf025.101020028030.0392017111202001.6711.700.303.306.006.001.82.000
    1983MLB Totals: CLE-MILbyYearMLB----312Log - Sp - Ext - Perf034.9418200516049.7623327220333001.6711.340.373.666.046.041.65.000
    1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil363215Log - Sp - Ext - Perf243.58471001646373.0843229724490001.4810.360.862.966.043.952.04.333
    1984MLB Totals: MILbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf243.58471001646373.0843229724490001.4810.360.862.966.043.952.04.333
    1985Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-3316---1052.87161651000116.01084337622644001.128.380.471.714.973.342.91.667
    1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil203316Log - Sp - Ext - Perf326.5124000824147.0673734320241001.8512.830.573.834.607.091.20.600
    1985Minor Totals: MILbyYearAAA----331---1052.87161651000116.01084337622644001.128.380.471.714.973.342.91.667
    1985MLB Totals: MILbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf326.5124000824147.0673734320241001.8512.830.573.834.607.091.20.600
    1986Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-3417---1184.42281930491130.114577641345725011.4610.010.903.114.975.321.60.579
    1986Minor Totals: MILbyYearAAA----341---1184.43281930491130.314577641345725011.4610.030.903.114.985.331.60.579
    MLB Totals (13 yrs)79924.2531719047104512781,427.01514741674110568659371111.469.550.693.584.164.671.16.462
    American League Totals (13 yrs)79924.2531719047104512781,427.01514741674110568659371111.469.550.693.584.164.671.16.462
    Minor League Totals68553.87177358141421970.3943545417195266139011.518.750.184.885.695.061.17.553
    Minor: A- Totals13173.18500000500255.02271319001641820001.538.010.005.796.424.621.11.433
    Minor: A Totals234.71900009042.0272522033370001.435.790.007.077.935.361.12.400
    Minor: AAA Totals53354.0811835814831673.3689389305193293949011.519.210.254.405.275.201.20.602
    Cleveland Indians Totals (9 yrs)74844.182351874710184831,276.0132365159399512566341111.449.330.703.613.994.591.11.468
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (3 yrs)584.808130026784150.019089801155933001.6311.400.663.305.585.341.69.385
    Texas Rangers Totals (1 yrs)009.0010001111.01110100002.009.000.009.000.009.000.00.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3624pL-S-E-P1360400000010000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil2033pL-S-E-P2241000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (2 yrs)601400000010100000.000.000.000.000100-1.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    American League Totals (2 yrs)601400000010100000.000.000.000.000100-1.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    Cleveland Indians Totals (1 yrs)360400000010000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (1 yrs)241000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1973Texas RangersALMLB21P101.0000000.0000.000.000.6100.020
    1975Cleveland IndiansALMLB23P16070.1512111817.9441.100.2410.1100.011
    1976Cleveland IndiansALMLB24P260123.21020223230.9381.200.2416.472.210
    1976Cleveland IndiansALMLB24DH700.0000000.0000.000.004.419.44
    1977Cleveland IndiansALMLB25P370135.1424213028.9330.800.2123.0100.04
    1977Cleveland IndiansALMLB25DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.62.710
    1978Cleveland IndiansALMLB26P340230.11949116968.9862.000.3021.4100.05
    1978Cleveland IndiansALMLB26DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.62.910
    1979Cleveland IndiansALMLB27P340231.015430258581.0001.700.2521.1100.04
    1980Cleveland IndiansALMLB28P330224.11030104140.9761.200.1820.6100.06
    1981Cleveland IndiansALMLB29P220126.112280240401.0001.800.3221.4100.04
    1982Cleveland IndiansALMLB30P250115.06230129291.0001.200.2515.4100.08
    1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLB31P10030.0041054.8000.400.136.2100.012
    1983Cleveland IndiansALMLB31P8019.20300331.0000.400.164.9100.013
    1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLB32P47073.02120014141.0000.300.1929.2100.03
    1985Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAA33P1600.0718102625.9621.600.0011.2100.09
    1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLB33P24047.0840012121.0000.500.2614.9100.010
    1986Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAA34P2800.06280034341.0001.200.0020.3100.02
    MLB Totals - (P)31701,42591252810351343.9771.100.240.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)900000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)44001346106059.9831.300.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1973MLB1----------
    1975MLB16----------
    1976MLB26---------7
    1977MLB37---------1
    1978MLB34---------1
    1979MLB34----------
    1980MLB33----------
    1981MLB22----------
    1982MLB25----------
    1983MLB18----------
    1984MLB47----------
    1985MLB24----------
    1985Minor16----------
    1986Minor28----------
    Totals361---------9