Page Information
Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Lawrence David Biitner
Stat Years
1968-1983  [mlb] 1970-1983
Height/Weight
6-2 / 205
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
OF (492) ... 1B (381) ... DH (12) ... P (1)
Draft Position
P-1B
Born Date/Place
1945-07-27 in Pocohontas, Iowa   [74.310]
High School
Pocahontas Catholic (Pocahontas,IA)
Colleges
Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, Iowa)
Draft
Selected by the Washington Senators II in Round #10 (#212 overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1970-07-17 - Boxscore  (Age: 24.355)
Service Time
Organizations
CHN [5] TEX [3] MON [3] CIN [2] WS2 [2]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 8816 ... retro id: biitl101 ... mlbam id: 110991
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed37Power38Contact83XBH40RBIs63Runs28Hitting69Durability40Team.439Ratings Explained
Get TBC PREMIUM and remove ads, cleaner display, access to research applications, data store discounts and more!
The TBC Newsletter will keep you periodically up-to-date on what is happening at The Baseball Cube.

Career Batting Statistics

top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
  • Grid Filters
  • MLB
  • Minors
  • Full Season
  • Short Season
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A+
  • A
  • A-
  • Rookie
  • College
  • Indy/Intl/+
  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1968SavannahSouAA----22of-1b---1581992457122121000000000.286.286.382.6681997615.000.096.0000.000.000.00199.00.5026.3
    1969SavannahSouAA----23of-1b---21444492002000000000.205.205.250.45544112.000.045.0000.000.000.000.00.0022.2
    1970PittsfieldNYPLA-----24of-1b---310238851126276962000000000.325.325.495.82038819242.000.170.0000.000.000.0043.12.3233.3
    1970Washington Senators IIALMLBws2424of-1bL-S-E-P322000000000000000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1971DenverAmerAAA----25of-1b---422000000000000000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1971Washington Senators IIALMLBws2425ofL-S-E-P46617112444101610162010137.257.323.292.615189505.135.035.2898.4710.581.250.00.0011.4
    1972Texas RangersALMLBtex426of-1bL-S-E-P5137382349918133113293726357.259.313.335.64842212822.147.076.2786.878.771.28127.30.7122.2
    1973Texas RangersALMLBtex427ofL-S-E-P68325819658211210202111108.252.307.310.6172818011.140.058.2707.127.471.05258.00.3616.9
    1974MemphisILAAA----28of-1b---7943035399161348000000000.327.327.416.74330312620.000.089.0000.000.000.00101.00.9920.2
    1974Montreal ExposNLMLBmon1728ofL-S-E-P71826271003000201000.269.269.308.5772781.038.039.2920.007.410.000.00.0014.3
    1975Montreal ExposNLMLBmon1729ofL-S-E-P812134634109135328213433040812.315.376.408.78438414121.194.093.3428.858.590.97115.30.7819.3
    1976Montreal ExposNLMLBmon1730ofL-S-E-P91132261001000300002.188.188.219.4073271.031.031.2070.009.380.000.00.0016.7
    1976Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26301b-ofL-S-E-P97819221471310170210612034.245.286.323.6092056214.120.078.2534.882.930.600.00.0029.8
    1977Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26311b-ofL-S-E-P10138493741472811262213536112217.298.345.432.77753221341.207.134.3026.586.771.0341.12.2627.9
    1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26321bL-S-E-P11120343328815145001233711648.257.300.341.64137411720.149.084.2736.159.891.6185.81.0722.7
    1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2633of-1bL-S-E-P121112723579133350112123002110.290.339.393.73229510719.180.103.3067.127.801.1090.71.0224.0
    1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33341b-ofL-S-E-P13127273216812213413183320626.249.294.319.6132998715.128.070.2736.0211.041.83273.00.3322.1
    1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin33351bL-S-E-P1442611134008004400113.213.258.279.53766174.131.066.2246.066.061.000.00.0030.8
    1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3336ofL-S-E-P159718418579222410171622329.310.369.413.7822087613.201.103.3258.177.690.9492.00.9622.8
    1983Texas RangersALMLBtex14371bL-S-E-P1666116532510180091600250.276.323.336.659127396.138.060.3147.0912.601.780.00.0018.8
    MLB Totals (15 yrs)12173151310861144202935410122362871118273693.273.324.359.68334431132193.160.086.2916.858.341.22108.70.8422.4
    National League Totals (10 yrs)8632222240621109152527779162193711202371.279.328.376.7042422835149.168.097.2946.697.971.1988.91.0324.0
    American League Totals (5 yrs)354929702403554773374944771322.258.314.320.634102129744.141.062.2827.259.211.27232.20.3918.3
    Minor League Totals27093613229157913133000000000.311.311.433.74493640579.122.122.3010.000.000.0072.01.3927.1
    Minor: A- Totals10238851126276962000000000.325.325.495.82038819242.170.170.3090.000.000.0043.12.3233.3
    Minor: AA Totals722432866142123000000000.272.272.358.6302438717.086.086.2690.000.000.00243.00.4125.8
    Minor: AAA Totals963055399161348000000000.325.325.413.73830512620.089.088.3180.000.000.00101.70.9820.2
    Chicago Cubs Totals (5 yrs)5741573183429818202134810713554161245.273.318.373.6911705586109.165.100.2856.287.921.2678.71.1725.4
    Texas Rangers Totals (3 yrs)286756581963144612358743761015.259.312.327.63983024739.143.068.2816.998.921.28189.00.4819.9
    Montreal Expos Totals (3 yrs)15040438122155332213438050814.302.356.386.74244315623.171.084.3287.678.581.12134.70.6818.9
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (2 yrs)1392451970132232102120224312.286.342.380.7222749317.184.094.3007.667.300.95122.50.7324.3
    Washington Senators II Totals (2 yrs)6817312444101610162010137.254.319.289.608191505.133.035.2868.3810.471.250.00.0011.4
    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 Pitching Statistics

    top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
  • Grid Filters
  • MLB
  • Minors
  • Full Season
  • Short Season
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A+
  • A
  • A-
  • Rookie
  • College
  • Indy/Intl/+
  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1977Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0040.5010001101.15663130004.5033.759.996.7520.2540.503.00.000
    1977MLB Totals: CHNbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0049.0910001101.35663130005.4540.919.998.1824.5549.093.00.000
    MLB Totals (1 yrs)0049.0910001101.35663130005.4540.919.998.1824.5549.093.00.000
    National League Totals (1 yrs)0049.0910001101.35663130005.4540.919.998.1824.5549.093.00.000
    Chicago Cubs Totals (1 yrs)0049.0910001101.35663130005.4540.919.998.1824.5549.093.00.000
    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 Fielding Statistics

    top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
  • Grid Filters
  • MLB
  • Minors
  • Full Season
  • Short Season
  • AAA
  • AA
  • A+
  • A
  • A-
  • Rookie
  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1971Washington Senators IIALMLB251B300.0111111312.9234.000.001.94.55
    1971Washington Senators IIALMLB25OF4100.0726508378.9401.900.0025.862.16
    1972Texas RangersALMLB261B650414.241036436450446.9916.901.0842.247.42
    1972Texas RangersALMLB26OF660481.09354110298.9611.500.2042.948.24
    1973Texas RangersALMLB271B200139.1143140161571571.0007.901.1312.324.14
    1973Texas RangersALMLB27OF580449.1916219997.9801.700.2235.869.95
    1973Texas RangersALMLB27DH300.0000000.0000.000.001.93.65
    1974Montreal ExposNLMLB28OF400.07100881.0002.000.002.522.214
    1975Montreal ExposNLMLB29OF9300.0166850179174.9721.900.0057.476.92
    1976Chicago CubsNLMLB301B3300.023233420269265.9858.000.0020.442.32
    1976Chicago CubsNLMLB30OF2400.03410035351.0001.500.0014.830.86
    1976Montreal ExposNLMLB30OF700.0171101918.9472.600.004.363.614
    1977Chicago CubsNLMLB311B8000.0713641050787777.9879.700.0049.458.02
    1977Chicago CubsNLMLB31OF5200.0791118180.9881.500.0032.137.76
    1977Chicago CubsNLMLB31P101.1000000.0000.000.000.60.716
    1978Chicago CubsNLMLB321B6200.055452853614606.9879.800.0038.351.72
    1978Chicago CubsNLMLB32OF2900.0471104948.9801.700.0017.924.27
    1979Chicago CubsNLMLB331B3200.023620224258256.9928.000.0019.828.82
    1979Chicago CubsNLMLB33OF4400.0463405349.9251.100.0027.239.65
    1980Chicago CubsNLMLB341B4100.025019114270269.9966.600.0025.332.33
    1980Chicago CubsNLMLB34OF3800.0554126059.9831.600.0023.529.98
    1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLB351B800.05330256561.0007.000.007.419.03
    1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLB35OF300.04201661.0002.000.002.87.17
    1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLB361B1500.012812113141140.9939.300.009.315.52
    1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLB36OF3100.0422104544.9781.400.0019.132.06
    1983Texas RangersALMLB371B2200.013615213153151.9876.900.0013.633.33
    1983Texas RangersALMLB37OF200.04000441.0002.000.001.23.010
    1983Texas RangersALMLB37DH900.0000000.0000.000.005.613.65
    MLB Totals - (1B)381055328662693324231683135.9908.205.670.00.00
    MLB Totals - (OF)492093075741256823798.9701.600.860.00.00
    MLB Totals - (P)101000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)1200000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    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

    top csv share Sort Research Applications: MLB Stats | Minor Stats | College Stats | Draft Research
    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1971MLB--3------41-
    1972MLB--65------66-
    1973MLB--20------583
    1974MLB---------4-
    1975MLB---------93-
    1976MLB--33------31-
    1977MLB1-80------52-
    1978MLB--62------29-
    1979MLB--32------44-
    1980MLB--41------38-
    1981MLB--8------3-
    1982MLB--15------31-
    1983MLB--22------29
    Totals1-381------49212