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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
James Sarkis Essian Jr.
Stat Years
1970-1985  [mlb] 1973-1984
Height/Weight
6-2 / 195
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
C (666) ... 3B (19) ... DH (16) ... 1B (11) ... OF (4) ... 2B (1)
Draft Position
C
Born Date/Place
1951-01-02 in Detroit, Michigan   [69.261]
High School
Troy (Troy,IL)
Colleges
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1969
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Tony Lucadello
MLB Debut
1973-09-15 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.256)
Service Time
Organizations
OAK [4] PHI [3] CHA [3] SEA [1] CLE [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 11199 ... retro id: essij001 ... mlbam id: 113909
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1970PulaskiAppRk----19c---136119173690530000000000.303.303.504.8071196014.000.201.0000.000.000.0023.84.2038.9
    1970SpartanburgWcarA----19c---135119193582620000000000.294.294.546.8401196516.000.252.0000.000.000.0019.85.0445.7
    1971PeninsulaCaroA+----20c---2131429541072001246000000000.249.249.380.62942916332.000.131.0000.000.000.0035.82.8029.9
    1972ReadingEastAA----21c---3963124579141433000000000.253.253.343.59631210719.000.090.0000.000.000.0078.01.2824.0
    1973ReadingEastAA----22c---410531558921551055000000000.292.292.467.75931514730.000.175.0000.000.000.0031.53.1732.6
    1973Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi622cL-S-E-P423000000000100000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    1974ToledoILAAA----23c---558181245140524000000000.282.282.387.669181709.000.105.0000.000.000.0036.22.7617.6
    1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi623cL-S-E-P51720120000002100001.100.182.100.2822220.100.000.1059.094.550.500.00.000.0
    1975HawaiiPCLAAA----24c---64012914272029000000000.209.209.271.480129354.000.062.0000.000.000.0064.51.5514.8
    1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi624cL-S-E-P6211100010010000001.0001.0001.0002.0002101.000.0001.00050.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1125cL-S-E-P77819920497002121232815106.246.326.281.607229567.156.035.28510.0412.231.220.00.0014.3
    1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1126cL-S-E-P81143225088182104414523514219.273.374.435.80938114030.314.162.28013.659.190.6732.22.6234.1
    1978Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak1827cL-S-E-P91262782162913262144220153112.223.326.295.6213408213.234.072.23012.946.470.5092.70.8821.0
    1979Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak1828cL-S-E-P10983133476160840012529239112.243.295.371.66635211624.204.128.2397.108.241.1639.12.2731.6
    1980Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak1829cL-S-E-P11872851966110529133018033014.232.302.323.6253219216.189.091.2309.355.610.6057.01.5624.2
    1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1630cL-S-E-P1227526163005014501002.308.357.365.72257193.115.057.3407.028.771.250.00.0018.8
    1982Salt Lake GullsPCLAAAsea-31c---131031171001002001000.226.273.258.5313481.097.032.2265.880.000.000.00.0014.3
    1982Seattle MarinersALMLBsea731cL-S-E-P13481531442803202011710003.275.327.386.7131655911.196.111.2736.674.240.6451.01.8226.2
    1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle1732cL-S-E-P1448931119402110116801201.204.315.312.627112296.269.108.20014.297.140.5046.51.7931.6
    1984Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak1933cL-S-E-P156313617329021011231711103.235.348.346.6941624711.279.111.25414.2010.490.7468.01.2334.4
    1985Miami MarlinsFSLA+----34c---162875815000621161002000.200.341.200.54193150.227.000.23117.2010.750.630.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (12 yrs)71018551944538533320791323117163321363.244.327.347.6742146643121.225.103.25110.767.970.7456.21.5426.7
    American League Totals (9 yrs)68918311924508533320691322816963321362.246.328.350.6782119640121.226.104.25310.767.980.7455.51.5626.9
    National League Totals (3 yrs)2124230001003200001.125.222.125.3472730.125.000.13611.117.410.670.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals53917102404497384422421181003000.263.270.392.6621731670125.140.129.2451.040.580.5638.92.5427.8
    Minor: Rk Totals36119173690530000000000.303.303.504.8071196014.202.201.2720.000.000.0023.84.2038.9
    Minor: A Totals35119193582620000000000.294.294.546.8401196516.252.252.2570.000.000.0019.85.0445.7
    Minor: A+ Totals15950462122200125221161002000.242.265.353.61852217832.145.111.2283.071.920.6342.02.3026.2
    Minor: AA Totals2016271031712961488000000000.273.273.405.67862725449.132.132.2560.000.000.0044.82.2328.6
    Minor: AAA Totals108341398570734002001000.249.254.331.58534411314.088.082.2340.580.000.0048.72.0316.5
    Oakland Athletics Totals (4 yrs)37410129123645118105461228632216241.233.313.333.646117533764.218.100.23610.387.320.7056.21.5327.1
    Chicago White Sox Totals (3 yrs)2195737615328210703679682103117.267.356.375.73166721540.241.108.28711.8410.190.8657.31.5026.1
    Cleveland Indians Totals (1 yrs)48931119402110116801201.204.315.312.627112296.269.108.20014.297.140.5046.51.7931.6
    Seattle Mariners Totals (1 yrs)481531442803202011710003.275.327.386.7131655911.196.111.2736.674.240.6451.01.8226.2
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (3 yrs)2124230001003200001.125.222.125.3472730.125.000.13611.117.410.670.00.000.0
    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
    1973Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB22C102.0000000.0000.000.000.650.03
    1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB23C1500.0373114140.9762.700.009.388.23
    1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB231B100.01000111.0001.000.000.65.94
    1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB233B100.00101111.0001.000.000.65.93
    1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB24C200.01100221.0001.000.001.2100.05
    1976Chicago White SoxALMLB25C7700.0319531010382372.9744.800.0047.898.72
    1976Chicago White SoxALMLB251B200.01000111.0000.500.001.22.63
    1976Chicago White SoxALMLB253B100.0000000.0000.000.000.61.34
    1977Chicago White SoxALMLB26C11100.05926298663654.9865.900.0068.597.41
    1977Chicago White SoxALMLB263B200.01000111.0000.500.001.21.85
    1978Oakland AthleticsALMLB27C11900.0431781012519509.9814.300.0073.594.41
    1978Oakland AthleticsALMLB271B300.02010221211.0007.000.001.92.46
    1978Oakland AthleticsALMLB272B100.01000111.0001.000.000.60.88
    1978Oakland AthleticsALMLB27DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.60.817
    1979Oakland AthleticsALMLB28C7000.03485785413405.9815.800.0043.271.42
    1979Oakland AthleticsALMLB281B400.03520437371.0009.300.002.54.14
    1979Oakland AthleticsALMLB283B1000.01520123635.9723.500.006.210.24
    1979Oakland AthleticsALMLB28OF400.02000221.0000.500.002.54.110
    1979Oakland AthleticsALMLB28DH300.0000000.0000.000.001.93.14
    1980Oakland AthleticsALMLB29C6800.03334655384379.9875.600.0042.078.21
    1980Oakland AthleticsALMLB291B100.06000661.0006.000.000.61.16
    1980Oakland AthleticsALMLB29DH1100.0000000.0000.000.006.812.63
    1981Chicago White SoxALMLB30C2500.092910102101.9904.000.0023.692.62
    1981Chicago White SoxALMLB303B200.0001010.0000.000.001.97.44
    1982Salt Lake GullsPCLAAA31C1000.0538206361.9686.100.007.0100.03
    1982Seattle MarinersALMLB31C4800.02822621310308.9946.400.0029.6100.03
    1983Cleveland IndiansALMLB32C4700.01701423186184.9893.900.0029.097.92
    1983Cleveland IndiansALMLB323B100.0000000.0000.000.000.62.14
    1984Oakland AthleticsALMLB33C5900.02292846261257.9854.400.0036.493.72
    1984Oakland AthleticsALMLB333B100.0021032.6672.000.000.61.68
    1984Oakland AthleticsALMLB33DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.61.613
    1985Miami MarlinsFSLA+34C1400.0835349188.9676.300.009.950.04
    1985Miami MarlinsFSLA+343B100.01201331.0003.000.000.73.610
    MLB Totals - (C)642022834377525132633211.9845.001,605.500.00.00
    MLB Totals - (1B)11006330666661.0006.000.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (2B)1001000111.0001.000.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (3B)18001623334239.9292.200.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (OF)4002000221.0000.500.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)1600000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (C)1000538206361.9686.100.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (C)1400835349188.9676.300.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (3B)1001201331.0003.000.000.00.00
    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

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1973MLB-1---------
    1974MLB-151-1------
    1975MLB-2---------
    1976MLB-772-1------
    1977MLB-111--2------
    1978MLB-11931------1
    1979MLB-704-10----43
    1980MLB-681-------11
    1981MLB-25--2------
    1982MLB-48---------
    1982Minor-10---------
    1983MLB-47--1------
    1984MLB-59--1-----1
    1985Minor-14--1------
    Totals-66611119----416