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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Ralph Alexander Citarella
Stat Years
1979-1988  [mlb] 1983-1987
Height/Weight
6-0 / 180
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (265)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
Colonia (Colonia,NJ)
Colleges
Florida Southern College (Lakeland, Florida), Brevard College (Brevard, North Carolina)
Draft
Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in Round #1 (#12 overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Sec Phase) 3 Draft Instances
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1983-09-13 - Boxscore  (Age: 25.218)
Service Time
Organizations
SLN [7] PHI [1] OAK [1] MIL [1] CHA [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 9896 ... retro id: citar001 ... mlbam id: 112301
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts43Walks60Hittable47SO/BB53vsPower47Hitting.189Durability62Team.492Ratings Explained
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1979Johnson City CardinalsAppRksln-211---025.57441000021.0231513112161001.679.860.435.146.866.431.33.000
    1979St. Petersburg CardinalsFSLA+sln-211---001.73741103026.03185011100021.6210.730.003.813.462.770.91.000
    1979Minor Totals: SLNbyYearRk/A+----212---023.451182103047.0542318123261021.6410.340.194.404.984.401.13.000
    1980Gastonia CardinalsSALAsln-222---1141.64516100458126.08735236491136051.086.210.433.508.072.502.31.733
    1980Minor Totals: SLNbyYearA----221---1141.64516100458126.08735236491136051.086.210.433.508.072.502.31.733
    1981Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-233---893.8231164212152125.01205753637813011.268.640.432.665.834.102.19.471
    1981Springfield RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-233---003.8611000007.07332221001.299.002.572.572.573.861.00.000
    1981Minor Totals: SLNbyYearAAA/AA----232---893.8232174212152132.01276056839834011.268.660.552.665.664.092.13.471
    1982Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-244---1564.88282540130153.0171958318628210061.5210.061.063.654.825.591.32.714
    1982Minor Totals: SLNbyYearAAA----241---1564.88282540130153.0171958318628210061.5210.061.063.654.825.591.32.714
    1983Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-255---764.7637133016247109.212267581341645041.4910.011.073.365.255.501.56.538
    1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln43255Log - Sp - Ext - Perf001.64600026011.08220341001.006.550.002.453.271.641.33.000
    1983Minor Totals: SLNbyYearAAA----251---764.7837133016247109.712267581341645041.4910.051.073.385.275.521.56.538
    1983MLB Totals: SLNbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf001.64600026011.08220341001.006.550.002.453.271.641.33.000
    1984Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-266---923.9116144012189.2914339730382031.359.130.703.013.814.321.27.818
    1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln43266Log - Sp - Ext - Perf013.631020028022.1209907151031.218.060.002.826.043.632.14.000
    1984Minor Totals: SLNbyYearAAA----261---923.9316144012189.7914339730382031.369.180.713.033.834.341.27.818
    1984MLB Totals: SLNbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf013.671020028022.3209907151031.228.140.002.856.113.672.14.000
    1985Portland BeaversPCLAAAphi43277---793.443018101120136.01286752958862001.378.470.603.845.694.431.48.438
    1985Minor Totals: PHIbyYearAAA----271---793.443018101120136.01286752958862001.378.470.603.845.694.431.48.438
    1986Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-288---344.8718120036068.1794237237310031.7010.400.264.874.085.530.84.429
    1986Tacoma TigersPCLAAAoak-288---408.211140017034.0423331523173011.9111.121.326.094.508.740.741.000
    1986Minor Totals: SLN-OAKbyYearAAA----282---745.992916004130102.31217568760483041.7710.670.625.294.236.610.80.636
    1987Hawaii IslandersPCLAAAcha-299---385.18298001621864.1634037627475041.408.810.843.786.585.601.74.273
    1987Chicago White SoxALMLBcha53299Log - Sp - Ext - Perf007.36500025011.013994490021.5510.643.273.277.367.362.25.000
    1987Minor Totals: CHAbyYearAAA----291---385.20298001621864.3634037627475041.408.850.843.796.605.621.74.273
    1987MLB Totals: CHAbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf007.36500025011.013994490021.5510.643.273.277.367.362.25.000
    1988Fresno SunsCalifA+----3010---241.80241102123740.042178125454041.689.450.235.6310.133.831.80.333
    1988El Paso DiablosTexAAmil-3010---104.15850033030.1271714310221041.228.010.892.976.535.042.201.000
    1988Minor Totals: -MILbyYearAA/A+----302---342.82326102426770.3693422435675081.488.860.514.498.604.371.91.429
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)014.0821200619044.3412020414282051.258.370.822.865.714.082.00.000
    National League Totals (2 yrs)012.9916200414033.3281111010192031.157.610.002.725.172.991.90.000
    American League Totals (1 yrs)007.36500025011.013994490021.5510.643.273.277.367.362.25.000
    Minor League Totals70543.9829513120375164331,030.3103353945679424654430371.419.030.693.705.714.711.54.565
    Minor: Rk Totals025.57441000021.0231513112161001.679.860.435.146.866.431.33.000
    Minor: A Totals1141.64516100458126.08735236491136051.086.210.433.508.072.502.31.733
    Minor: A+ Totals241.77315212126766.0732513136554061.659.950.144.917.503.411.53.333
    Minor: AA Totals993.8939214215182155.314774679471034051.258.530.522.735.984.292.19.500
    Minor: AAA Totals48354.6217095120397516662.070339034062280367280211.489.560.843.814.995.301.31.578
    St. Louis Cardinals Totals (2 yrs)012.9916200414033.3281111010192031.157.610.002.725.172.991.90.000
    Chicago White Sox Totals (1 yrs)007.36500025011.013994490021.5510.643.273.277.367.362.25.000
    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%
    1981Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-23p---13111020001000401000.182.182.182.3641220.000.000.2860.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4325pL-S-E-P261000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1984Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-26p---31611120000000202000.182.182.182.3641320.000.000.2220.0015.380.000.00.000.0
    1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4326pL-S-E-P3104110001000200000.250.250.250.500410.000.000.5000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    1985Portland BeaversPCLAAAphi4327p---430280000000001414000.000.034.000.0343300.000.000.0000.0042.420.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (2 yrs)165110001000200000.200.200.200.400510.000.000.3330.0040.000.000.00.000.0
    National League Totals (2 yrs)165110001000200000.200.200.200.400510.000.000.3330.0040.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals77501400010002017000.080.098.080.1785840.000.000.1330.0034.480.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AA Totals3111020001000401000.182.182.182.3641220.000.000.2860.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals46391200000001616000.051.075.051.1264620.000.000.0870.0034.780.000.00.000.0
    St. Louis Cardinals Totals (2 yrs)165110001000200000.200.200.200.400510.000.000.3330.0040.000.000.00.000.0
    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
    1979Johnson City CardinalsAppRk21P400.01500661.0001.500.005.9100.016
    1979St. Petersburg CardinalsFSLA+21P700.00500551.0000.700.005.2100.012
    1981Arkansas TravelersTexAA23P3100.09180127271.0000.900.0045.6100.03
    1981Springfield RedbirdsAmerAAA23P100.00300331.0003.000.000.7100.015
    1982Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAA24P2800.08240132321.0001.100.0020.7100.05
    1983Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAA25P3700.0714222321.9130.600.0027.4100.03
    1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB25P6011.01100221.0000.300.183.7100.016
    1984Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAA26P1600.0590114141.0000.900.0010.3100.012
    1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB26P10022.10600661.0000.600.276.2100.013
    1985Portland BeaversPCLAAA27P3000.0920233129.9351.000.0021.1100.05
    1986Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAA28P1800.073301310.7690.600.0012.7100.08
    1986Tacoma TigersPCLAAA28P1100.05200771.0000.600.007.6100.014
    1987Hawaii IslandersPCLAAA29P2900.038101211.9170.400.0020.7100.05
    1987Chicago White SoxALMLB29P5011.00100111.0000.200.093.1100.015
    1988Fresno SunsCalifA+30P2400.04511109.9000.400.0016.9100.08
    1988El Paso DiablosTexAA30P800.03610109.9001.100.006.0100.015
    MLB Totals - (P)210441800991.0000.400.200.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)17000448387135127.9410.700.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)39001224113736.9730.900.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (P)3100410111514.9330.500.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (P)4001500661.0001.500.000.00.00
    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
    1979Minor11----------
    1981Minor32----------
    1982Minor28----------
    1983MLB6----------
    1983Minor37----------
    1984MLB10----------
    1984Minor16----------
    1985Minor30----------
    1986Minor29----------
    1987MLB5----------
    1987Minor29----------
    1988Minor32----------
    Totals265----------