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Bob WatsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1965-1984 MLB Years: 1966-1984
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Drafted
General Manager

Positions1B-1088, OF-570, DH-54, C-10Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert Jose Watson
Height6-2Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 10,1946 [72.219]PlaceLos Angeles,California
High SchoolFremont (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 15th round (362nd overall) of the 1970 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 9,1966 [20.152]
OrganizationsHOU [15] ATL [3] NYA [3] BOS [1] Awards5Awards Voting3-53
TBC Player ID19444Retrosheet IDwatsb001MLBAM ID123988
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Player Notes:   Hit for the cycle on June 24, 1977 and on September 15,1979
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed41Power75Contact66XBH67RBIs79Runs41Hitting78Durability48Team.495Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1965SalisburyWcarA-198030951882031255000000000.285.285.485.77015035309.256.200.201.3390.000.000.003.8825.7539.77
1966CocoaFSLA+-20105348561052181055000000000.302.302.494.79617239348.281.192.193.3470.000.000.002.8734.8037.14
1966Houston AstrosNLMLBhou382011000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1967AmarilloTexAA-219635173981451460000000000.279.279.467.74616433351.249.188.188.3330.000.000.003.9925.0733.67
1967Oklahoma CityPCLAAA-2141148183942515000000000.264.264.419.6836211148.238.155.155.3050.000.000.003.3829.6028.21
1967Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         137499911371871975000000000.275.275.453.72822644499.246.178.178.3250.000.000.003.8126.2632.12
1967Houston AstrosNLMLBhou111b21614130012000300001.214.214.429.6436114.200.215.214.2890.0021.430.007.1414.0033.33
1968Oklahoma CityPCLAAA-222076143072516000000000.395.395.7371.132561476.352.342.342.5150.000.000.006.5815.2046.67
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27of22451401332702810133210116.229.297.321.618459155.280.092.193.2858.3920.652.461.2970.0028.13
1969SavannahSouAA-232696192540410000000000.260.260.427.68741896.228.167.167.3080.000.000.004.1724.0032.00
1969Oklahoma CityAmerAAA-23612234191144748000000000.408.408.6011.00913425223.389.193.193.4520.000.000.003.1431.8627.47
1969Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         87319601161841158000000000.364.364.549.91317533319.341.185.185.4090.000.000.003.4529.0028.45
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27of-1b2320403113003006520000.275.396.350.74614348.314.075.225.35312.5010.420.830.000.0027.27
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou8,271b249732748891921161112459416110.272.324.443.76714532362.297.171.245.3406.6316.302.463.0429.7335.96
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27of-1b2512946849135173967034156212514.288.347.395.74218529514.311.107.188.3377.9810.891.371.7552.0021.48
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27of2614754874171274168611538382556.312.378.464.84225447616.341.152.248.3818.6013.471.572.6034.2527.49
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27of27158573971792431694148573413818.312.403.449.85225743666.335.137.279.38512.7610.960.862.4035.8124.02
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27of28150524691561941167346061315914.298.370.412.78221634593.317.114.227.35610.1210.291.021.8547.6421.79
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou271b291324856715727118853540503051011.324.375.495.87024046533.329.171.249.3887.509.381.253.3826.9429.30
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou271b3015758576183313161023362644291012.313.377.458.83526850662.325.145.251.3789.379.671.032.4236.5627.32
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou271b311515547716038622110505769714118.289.360.498.85827666623.296.209.321.3719.1511.081.213.5325.1841.25
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou271b3213946151133254147931515740111618.289.357.451.80820843527.297.162.278.3529.6810.821.122.6632.9332.33
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou271b334916315394031800162301213.239.304.319.623527182.259.080.178.2848.7912.641.441.6554.3317.95
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos51b3384312481051941353322933501710.337.401.548.94917136347.345.211.308.4128.369.511.143.7524.0034.29
1979Totals for MLB-MLB         133475631442341671324556513813.303.367.469.83622343529.315.166.263.3688.5110.591.243.0229.6929.86
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya281b34130469621442531368214856116520.307.368.456.82421441525.323.149.254.3669.1410.671.172.4836.0828.47
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya281b3559156153333612002417000210.212.317.385.7026012180.203.173.327.32113.339.440.713.3326.0036.36
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya281b36717343003003000001.235.350.412.7627320.235.177.353.34515.000.000.000.000.0075.00
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl81b365711416283152211142000224.246.323.421.744489130.253.175.298.32710.7715.381.433.8522.8032.14
1982Totals for MLB-MLB         6413119326152511172000225.244.327.420.7475512150.250.176.305.32911.3313.331.183.3326.2037.50
1983Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl81b376514914469063702182300335.309.376.490.8667315170.325.181.289.37810.5913.531.283.5324.8332.61
1984Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl81b384985418402120091200022.212.287.329.61628694.225.117.224.2759.5712.771.332.1342.5033.33
MLB Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter18326185802182630741184989272865379648116598173.295.364.447.81127675326962.312.152.258.0009.3811.431.222.6433.6129.13
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter4291551272476842457259000000000.307.307.502.8097791651551.280.195.195.0000.000.000.003.6827.2134.66
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter122447731602581779000000000.358.358.564.92225250447.333.206.206.0000.000.000.003.8026.2931.25
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter122447921231851870000000000.275.275.459.73420541447.245.184.183.0000.000.000.004.0324.8333.33
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter105348561052181055000000000.302.302.494.79617239348.281.192.193.0000.000.000.002.8734.8037.14
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8030951882031255000000000.285.285.485.77015035309.256.200.201.0000.000.000.003.8825.7539.77
Houston Astros Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter13814883640144824130139782212250863542105377121.297.364.444.80821664105496.315.147.251.0009.2411.551.252.5335.1328.31
New York Yankees Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter196642801813161983217573116731.282.355.438.79328156725.291.156.274.00010.3410.070.972.6233.7930.94
Atlanta Braves Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter17134834921611371134155005711.264.338.428.76614930394.277.164.276.00010.4113.961.343.3026.7732.61
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter84312481051941353322933501710.337.401.548.94917136347.345.211.308.0008.369.511.143.7524.0034.29
Average MLB - Per 162 games162547711612741687225870416915.295.364.447.81124547616.312.152.258.0009.3811.431.222.6433.6129.13
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625861031803292298000000000.307.307.502.80929462586.280.195.195.0000.000.000.003.6827.2134.66

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1967Houston AstrosNLMLBhou211B3--2121-2423.9587.67------650.01.9
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22OF40--46-6-5246.8851.15------4588.924.7
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23OF6--7---771.0001.17------2030.03.7
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou231B5--343-437371.0007.40------2025.03.1
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23C1--5---551.0005.00-----1205.00.6
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou241B83--69539654740734.9928.84------9785.651.2
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24C6--111--12121.0002.00-----1976.23.7
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24OF1--1---111.0001.00------971.00.6
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25OF87--13122-135133.9851.53------12967.453.7
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou251B45--33916528360355.9867.89------12934.927.8
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26OF143-126121865-229224.9781.570.18-----14797.393.5
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou261B2-10131-314141.0007.001.40-----1471.41.3
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27OF142-118427189-288279.9691.960.24-----15889.987.7
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou271B26-150150227154152.9875.851.01-----15816.516.0
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27C3-191211-1413.9294.330.685183.321581.91.9
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28OF140--202742213209.9811.49------15093.386.4
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou281B35--965-71011011.0002.89------15023.321.6
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou291B118--107769810611541146.9939.71------13289.473.3
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29OF9--121--13131.0001.44------1326.85.6
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou301B155--1395961512615061491.9909.62------15798.795.7
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou311B146--1331118910014581449.9949.92------15196.790.1
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou321B128--9749596310781069.9928.35------13992.179.0
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos331B58--52547758579572.9889.86------8469.036.3
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou331B44--37133323407404.9939.18------4989.827.2
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33DH26---------------8431.016.3
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya341B104--85163987923914.9908.79------13080.064.2
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya34DH21---------------13016.213.0
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya351B50--36725142393392.9977.84------5984.746.7
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya35DH6---------------5910.25.6
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl361B27--2068-182142141.0007.93------5747.416.7
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya361B6--40--540401.0006.67------785.73.7
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl36OF2--2---221.0001.00------573.51.2
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya36DH1---------------714.30.6
1983Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl371B34--28019523304299.9848.79------6552.321.0
1984Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl381B19--16512317180177.9839.32------4938.811.7
MLB Totals for 1B - 17 season(s)-   1B1088-16089306538377196669583.9918.8159.89-----10880.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 9 season(s)-   OF570-244589024262940914.9721.600.37-----5700.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH54---------------540.00.0
MLB Totals for C - 3 season(s)-   C10-192821-3130.9683.001.585183.34100.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1967Houston AstrosNLMLBhou21--3--------
1968Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22---------40-
1969Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23-15------6-
1970Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24-683------1-
1971Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25--45------87-
1972Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26--2------143-
1973Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27-326------142-
1974Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28--35------140-
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29--118------9-
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30--155--------
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31--146--------
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32--128--------
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33--58-------26
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33--44--------
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya34--104-------21
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya35--50-------6
1982Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl36--27------2-
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya36--6-------1
1983Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl37--34--------
1984Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl38--19--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1980New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB34312063100000000000.500.500.9171.41711412.500.417.4170.000.000.000.000.0066.67
1981New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB35516270001001100000.438.471.438.9097017.467.000.0635.885.881.000.000.000.00
1981New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB35312030001000100000.250.250.250.5003012.273.000.0000.008.330.000.000.000.00
1981New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB35622271027003000000.318.400.6361.03614325.250.318.45512.000.000.008.0011.0042.86
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs516270001001100000.438.471.438.9097017.467.000.0635.885.881.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs624093101000100000.375.375.583.95814424.391.208.2080.004.170.000.000.0044.44
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs622271027003000000.318.400.6361.03614325.250.318.45512.000.000.008.0011.0042.86

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1986Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak40Hitting Coach1627686.46916.04Tony La Russa,Jeff Newman,Jackie Moore
1987Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak41Bench Coach1628181.5004.03Tony La Russa
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak42Bench Coach16210458.642--1Tony La RussaLost World Series (Dodgers)
1994Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou48General Manager1156649.5740.52Terry Collins
1995Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou49General Manager1447668.5289.02Terry Collins
1996New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya50General Manager1629270.568--1Joe TorreWon World Series (Braves)
1997New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya51General Manager1629666.5932.02Joe TorreLost in 1st Round (Indians)
1998- --52VP in Charge of Discipline.000--None listed
1999- --53VP in Charge of Discipline.000--None listed
2000- --54VP in Charge of Discipline.000--None listed
2001- --55VP in Charge of Discipline.000--None listed
2002- --56VP in Charge of Discipline.000--None listed
2003- --57VP in Charge of Discipline.000--None listed
2004- --58VP in Charge of Discipline.000--None listed
2005- --59VP in Charge of Discipline.000--None listed
2006- --60VP in Charge of Discipline.000--None listed
2007- --61VP in Charge of Discipline.000--None listed
2008- --62VP in Charge of Discipline.000--None listed
2009- --63VP in Charge of Discipline.000--None listed
2010- --64VP in Charge of Discipline.000--None listed
* 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 [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1972MLB Player of the Month (May) ... National League Player of the Week (May 22-May 28)2
1973National League Player of the Week (April 30-May 6)1
1975NL Player of the Month (May)1
1976National League Player of the Week (July 26-August 1)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1982-04-23TradeTraded by Yankees to Braves for Scott Patterson. 
1979-11-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1979-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1979-06-13TradeTraded by Astros to Red Sox for Bobby Sprowl, Pete Ladd and Cash. 
1965-01-31ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Astros. 
* 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.