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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
James Alvin Palmer
Stat Years
1965-1984  [mlb] 1965-1984
Height/Weight
6-3 / 196
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (596)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
Scottsdale (Scottsdale,AZ)
Colleges
Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona)
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Orioles in 1963
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Harry Dalton
MLB Debut
1965-04-17 - Boxscore  (Age: 19.184)
Service Time
Organizations
BAL [19]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 16312 ... retro id: palmj001 ... mlbam id: 120196
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Games

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YearSplitsGGSDNSDNFGS%CGPHPRDRGFfor PHfor PRfor DRb1b2b3b4b5b6b7b8b9p Pp Cp 1Bp 2Bp 3Bp SSp LFp CFp RFp DH
1965Log - Splits27621622.206---87914767666671927000000000
1966Log - Splits313012496.8630---303511032313232313332365330000000000
1967Log - Splits9907100.024------061399999998129000000000
1969Log - Splits282351282.11129---1412111226282527262725295326000000000
1970Log - Splits433942290.7174511004412043464544444346488439000000000
1971Log - Splits413741790.22048---1404111542404141404044518337000000000
1972Log - Splits373611897.31833---904311838393837383838476272000000000
1973Log - Splits413741890.2191621113321341423940413941475038000000000
1974Log - Splits272612196.358150271828312727272929273026000000000
1975Log - Splits393811397.42515---5121---539393938393841434639000000000
1976Log - Splits4040017100.02312110241340404040404042444840000000000
1977Log - Splits403911797.522182303731242424041424141464839000000000
1978Log - Splits393811997.4191711002151841434140414040444938000000000
1979Log - Splits262241584.678---6117---827252626262525243023000000000
1980Log - Splits343312997.143140302534333434343433343434000000000
1981Log - Splits2222017100.05------10101222222222232221202022000000000
1982Log - Splits363242488.987251272933323531323431323636000000000
1983Log - Splits151141173.303---11111---11111112111211111414000000000
1984Log - Splits532360.002------24---14433333335000000000
Totals5805215931089.8211304111101546125166559563554550553553558601774594000000000
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started DNS Did not start. Count of games not started DNF Did not finish. Count of games not finished. GS% Games Started Percentage CG Complete Games PH Pinch hit appearances in games context and Pinch hits in On Base context PR Entered game as Pinch Runner DR Entered game as defensive replacement GF Games Finished for PH Left game for Pinch hitter for PR Left game for Pinch runner for DR Left game for defensive replacement b1 Games at batting slot #1 (Leadoff) b2 Games at batting slot #2 b3 Games at batting slot #3 b4 Games at batting slot #4 (Cleanup) b5 Games at batting slot #5 b6 Games at batting slot #6 b7 Games at batting slot #7 b8 Games at batting slot #8 b9 Games at batting slot #9 p P Games at pitcher position p C Games at catcher p 1B Games at First Base p 2B Games at Second Base p 3B Games at Third Base p SS Games at Shortstop p LF Games at Left Field p CF Games at Center Field p RF Games at Right Field p DH Games as Designated Hitter

On Base

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YearSplitsGPAABBAVGOBPSLGOPSOBLdoffH1B1B-IF1B-OF1B-Bnt2B3BHRSolo2-Run3-RunGSlamIPHRWO-HRWO-HPHXBHTBRBIHR RBIRBI outRBI HRRBIHR%BBBB4BB 1BOBB BLBB LdIBBHBPROECI
1965Log - Splits27395327.229.342.336.67813388755423520132633000112211104498920.4556052181241
1966Log - Splits31901794.227.307.359.6662742241801233614403062110830000657285763563546.05940110202070
1967Log - Splits9194171.199.281.339.6205449342214200606141000001258181221266.672001060010
1969Log - Splits28788715.204.276.312.58821720014698101362315128310001548223511711733.33700110112160
1970Log - Splits4313731239.228.292.337.629396343282203292533451123139100001079418913463437.361131222174192
1971Log - Splits4112831149.221.295.326.6213763152541861723723952416440001968375913693639.5611812801864120
1972Log - Splits3711041018.216.267.306.5732922832201721520502522113800000348312652982944.62710611511110
1973Log - Splits4112521118.211.289.307.59536032323617024212341916133000111663437519101925.3312102112963110
1974Log - Splits27802713.252.322.349.671254197180140261542243137510000140249622062032.26700811144111
1975Log - Splits3912681172.216.266.316.58233532825318633220237102017210000367370822492429.27800811042160
1976Log - Splits4012561140.224.278.321.60034732225519244211335820136100002633669628172829.178401911258110
1977Log - Splits4012801157.232.292.354.647371329268189292392439271980000027941010235163534.311000132311370
1978Log - Splits3912111095.227.292.321.6133513082491913521443361911530000058351813083037.0410111911311100
1979Log - Splits26740676.250.300.349.64922018516913015154124213103000000392366816111623.535028071180
1980Log - Splits34958866.275.332.426.7583142382381672721113782618350100071369953993941.05730141160370
1981Log - Splits22532474.247.313.390.7031651351178051121203148510000037185542192138.8946041111240
1982Log - Splits36920845.231.286.351.6382622371951381617983412217320000057297692972942.03630401314100
1983Log - Splits15341314.280.320.420.7411088188666821110115330000022132392062051.282004050060
1984Log - Splits58969.319.443.507.950391822151481322101000007351743423.531702061000
Totals5801668715052.230.294.340.63548684203346125224183043365319231620385280124449395124127645715145735.82136752081426941401514
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats BAVG 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) OB On Base (including Homers) Ldoff Leadoff H Hits 1B-IF Infield Single (or Hit) 1B-OF Outfield Singles 1B-Bnt Bunt Single 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs Solo Solo Homers (no baserunners) 2-Run 2-Run Homers 3-Run 3-Run homers Gslam Grand Slams (Bases loaded homer) IPHR Inside the park home run WO-HR Walkoff-homer WO-H Walkoff Hit PH Pinch hit appearances in games context and Pinch hits in On Base context XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) RBI Runs Batted In HR RBI RBIs from home runs RBI Out Runs Batted In on outs RBIHR% Pct of total RBIs from Homers BB Walks BB4 Walkes on 4-pitches, excluding Intentional walks BB 1BO Walked with first base open and runners on 2nd and /or 3rd BB BL Bases Loaded Walk BB LD Leadoff walk IBB Intentional Walks HBP Hit by a Pitch ROE Reached on Error CI Catchers Interference

Outs

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YearSplitsGPAABOutsGOAOGO%FOLOPOFrcFCProdBuntSHSFGDPGDP-OGDP%IF OutOF OutIF Out%loc Ploc Cloc 1Bloc 2Bloc 3Bloc SSloc LFloc CFloc RFSOSO-swSO-caSo-3SO-FTSO Sw%
1965Log - Splits2739532725799831.19749013015654124626.091226067.0184133721292223157500000.00
1966Log - Splits319017946202042630.782112230200301594127216.6730316464.92884286469343695215300000.00
1967Log - Splits919417113947690.6868105082211166.25734362.98551821161319112300000.00
1969Log - Splits287887155641692630.6420629282411442096414.0625917360.09124069408957665013200000.00
1970Log - Splits43137312399633144260.74348423627340191431511213.3947027063.551116911894127721128622384303.59
1971Log - Splits41128311498912863960.7230321724843312751511612.9344923365.84813711227412162947720900000.00
1972Log - Splits37110410188012473680.673371912260301794179617.7139821764.73922541176210449967218600000.00
1973Log - Splits41125211188803213860.833342428381348552312019.1745924864.93913581447912676888417300000.00
1974Log - Splits278027135301922500.7721320171863413113158318.0727217061.53310387159614975468800000.00
1975Log - Splits39126811729143273940.8333231313333117943210829.6346825364.95712761187113483987219300000.00
1976Log - Splits40125611408953074290.72377292333345129142010918.3544928761.046176311584124821119415900000.00
1977Log - Splits40128011578963313690.90316252839657201092211818.6446024065.747166312982123651106519600000.00
1978Log - Splits39121110958483223840.8433328233124911942211020.0043726961.943177810676117831048214200000.00
1979Log - Splits267406765121852490.741912236180281357136918.8427815664.1291447745559506541781016012.82
1980Log - Splits349588666362312960.7820225692213914115179118.6833119662.840234484637763914210900000.00
1981Log - Splits225324743611301960.6616021159218646146820.5919413259.5264295332504441473500000.00
1982Log - Splits369208456471943500.55291253414124653128214.6329924555.0361655615180681037410300000.00
1983Log - Splits15341314226801110.7296105911743374017.501118058.179142623322231273510002.86
1984Log - Splits589695020260.77260020121121128.33262056.5332648686400000.00
Totals580166871505211630400653080.7544184034874293455820013086279153218.215858345662.96072298611554103715701009140410432316195900.82
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats GO Groundouts AO Air out (Fly Outs + Popouts + Lineouts) FO Fly outs LO Lineouts PO Putouts Frc Forceouts. Groundout with runner ahead of him forced out on base. FC Fielders Choice Prod Productive out. At the very least, a runner was advanced on the out SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies GDP Grounded into Double Play GDP-O Double Play Opportunities for Batter (Runner on 1st + less than 2 outs) GDP% Grounded into double play percentage. Double Plays vs Opportunities IF Out Infield Outs OF out Outfield Outs IF Out% Percentage of outs in the infield loc P Balls fielded by pitcher loc C Balls fielded by catcher loc 1B Balls fielded by first baseman loc 2B Balls fielded by second baseman loc 3B Balls fielded by third baseman loc SS Balls fielded by shortstop loc LF Balls fielded by left field loc CF Balls fielded by center field loc RF Balls fielded by right field SO Strikeouts SO-Sw Strikeouts Swinging SO-Ca Strikeouts Looking (or Called) SO-3 Strikeouts on 3 Pitches SO-FT Strikeout on Foul Tip SO SW% Percentage of strikeouts on swings

Baserunning

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YearSplitsGPAOBmOBPRR%SBSB2SB3SBHCSCS2CS3CSHS1-3S1-2S1-3%S2-HS2-3S2-H%D1-HD1-3D1-H%DIAdv WPAdv OutFrcROOB
1965Log - Splits27395133.3374936.845410220041126.6710376.923260.0007201211
1966Log - Splits31901274.3048330.2910910101000102330.3013286.674833.33011232215
1967Log - Splits919454.2781833.33220022003537.501233.3310100.0003652
1969Log - Splits28788217.2755324.429900770052317.86170100.003175.0008162414
1970Log - Splits431373396.28810526.522118214400194728.7920386.964450.00011382722
1971Log - Splits411283376.29310026.601713317610213835.5921291.305741.67012334721
1972Log - Splits371104292.2647124.321413103300182740.0014960.871420.0006192518
1973Log - Splits411252360.2888724.171818007700241857.1420774.072722.2209223629
1974Log - Splits27802254.3177830.711716105500182839.1319676.002433.3304261720
1975Log - Splits391268335.2648425.0729263011911152735.7119386.364640.0005303336
1976Log - Splits401256347.27610028.82343400131021172936.96211067.745455.5607433524
1977Log - Splits401280371.29011029.65161600252311252946.3014477.784736.3608503930
1978Log - Splits391211351.2909627.351716109900153430.6116866.674357.1405473325
1979Log - Splits26740220.2977433.6466006600151944.12200100.004544.4403271814
1980Log - Splits34958314.32810734.08212100121011223538.6025875.763442.8604352222
1981Log - Splits22532165.3106036.36101000430181830.7710376.924357.140312918
1982Log - Splits36920262.2858331.681211107700163134.0417673.912722.2202201718
1983Log - Splits15341108.3174238.8988002110101147.6260100.00020.00011488
1984Log - Splits58939.4381846.1532101100040.0040100.00010.0003721
Totals580166874868.292141829.132692521521371257526545736.702877679.06557941.040112488431348
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances OB On Base (including Homers) mOBP Modified On Base Percentage. Includes all times on base, whether earned or not. R Runs R% Run%. Runs/OnBase. % of time on base that he scores SB Stolen Bases (Total) SB2 Steals of 2nd base SB3 Steals of 3rd base SBH Steals of home CS Caught Stealings CS2 Caught stealing second base CS3 Caught stealing third base CSH Caught stealing home S1-3 1b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S1-2 1b to 2b on a single while a baserunner S1-3% % of times going first to third on a single S2-H 2b to home on a single while a baserunner S2-3 2b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S2-H% % of times second to home on a single D1-H Scored from first base on a double D1-3 1b to 3b on a double D1-H% % of times scoring from first base on a double DI Defensive Indifference. Defense allowed steal without attempt to throw out Adv WP Advanced on Wild Pitch or Passed Ball Adv Out Advanced safely on an out FrcR Forced out as runner. OOB Thrown Out on Bases as baserunner, excludes while batter

Pitches

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YearSplitsGPAABBBSOHBPPitStrBalSwMsCalCtSwingsFoulIntBInPlStr%Bal%Foul%SW%SwMs%P/PAIP-SW%IP-PA%FPSFPSwFPIPFPS%FPSw%FPIP%
1965Log - Splits27395327567520000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1966Log - Splits319017949415300000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1967Log - Splits9194171202300000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1969Log - Splits28788715701321945202400244.4455.560.0044.4450.000.0150.00.32210.250.250.13
1970Log - Splits431373123911322311408951192347662602163.5736.4318.5747.1428.790.1031.81.5191241.380.870.29
1971Log - Splits41128311491182094261115001111001142.3157.690.0042.310.000.02100.00.96660.470.470.47
1972Log - Splits37110410187118610000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1973Log - Splits41125211181211733121200012120012100.000.000.00100.000.000.01100.01.01212120.960.960.96
1974Log - Splits27802713708840000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1975Log - Splits39126811728019320000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1976Log - Splits40125611408415980000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1977Log - Splits40128011571001963633001100150.0050.000.0016.670.000.00100.00.10000.000.000.00
1978Log - Splits3912111095101142140400000000.00100.000.000.00---0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1979Log - Splits267406765078134622711937401501876548565.6134.3918.7954.0519.790.4745.511.577542310.417.303.11
1980Log - Splits349588667310930000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1981Log - Splits22532474463520000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1982Log - Splits369208456310340000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1983Log - Splits153413142035047222536131650846.8153.1910.6434.0418.750.1450.02.32100.590.290.00
1984Log - Splits5896917400000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
Totals58016687150521367231640590368222616923629796414062.3737.6316.2750.3420.540.0447.10.811887460.710.520.28
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats BB Walks SO Strikeouts HBP Hit by a Pitch Pit Pitches Str Strikes Bal Balls SwMs Swing and Miss Cal Called Strikes Swings Batter swung at pitch, regardless of result Foul Foul Balls IntB Intentional Balls InPl Balls put in Play Str% Strike percentage. Total Strikes / Total Pitches Bal% Balls percentage Foul% Foul ball percentage, of all pitches Sw% Swing Percentage. Total Swings / Total Pitches SwMs% Swing and Miss%. When swinging, how much does he miss P/PA Pitches per Plate Appearance IP-SW% Percentage of swings that are put in play IP-PA% % of Plate Appearances where ball is put into play FPS First Pitch Strike FPSw First Pitch Swing FPIP First Pitch in Play FPS% % of Plate Appearances with First Pitch as Strike FPSw% First Pitch Swing Percentage FPIP% First Pitch in Play Percentage