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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
John David Geisel
Stat Years
1974-1986  [mlb] 1978-1985
Height/Weight
6-3 / 210
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
P (308)
Draft Position
P-1B
Born Date/Place
High School
Tonawanda (Tonawanda,NY)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the Chicago Cubs in Round #5 (#112 overall) of the 1973 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1978-06-13 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.146)
Service Time
Organizations
CHN [5] SEA [2] TOR [2] TEX [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 11807 ... retro id: geisd001 ... mlbam id: 114688
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1974MidlandTexAA----191---1273.7824000000150.01707263037920001.3810.200.002.225.524.322.49.632
    1974Minor Totals: byYearAA----191---1273.78240000240150.01707263037920001.3810.200.002.225.524.322.49.632
    1975MidlandTexAA----202---854.0235000000132.01496759044750001.4610.160.003.005.114.571.70.615
    1975Minor Totals: byYearAA----201---854.02350000350132.01496759044750001.4610.160.003.005.114.571.70.615
    1976MidlandTexAA----213---583.7020000000107.01145944045590001.499.590.003.794.964.961.31.385
    1976WichitaAmerAAA----213---245.04900000050.0503328025270001.509.000.004.504.865.941.08.333
    1976Minor Totals: byYearAAA/AA----212---7124.13290000290157.01649272070860001.499.400.004.014.935.271.23.368
    1977Wichita AerosAmerAAAchn-224---464.40281230016194.0954946962574001.679.100.865.945.464.690.92.400
    1977Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----221---464.40281230016194.0954946962574001.679.100.865.945.464.690.92.400
    1978Wichita AerosAmerAAAchn-235---694.96191811010107.010268591065623041.568.580.845.475.215.720.95.400
    1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46235Log - Sp - Ext - Perf104.2418100417023.1271211011151001.6310.410.004.245.794.631.361.000
    1978Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----231---694.96191811010107.010268591065623041.568.580.845.475.215.720.95.400
    1978MLB Totals: CHNbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf104.2918100417023.3271211011151001.6510.520.004.295.844.681.361.000
    1979Wichita AerosAmerAAAchn-246---552.5145110044779.0762922447493011.568.660.465.355.583.301.04.500
    1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn46246Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.60700037015.010110450010.936.000.002.403.000.601.25.000
    1979Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----241---552.5145110044779.0762922447493011.568.660.465.355.583.301.04.500
    1979MLB Totals: CHNbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.60700037015.010110450010.936.000.002.403.000.601.25.000
    1980Wichita AerosAmerAAAchn-257---106.60900009415.0141211113172021.808.400.607.8010.207.201.311.000
    1980Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----251---106.60900009415.0141211113172021.808.400.607.8010.207.201.311.000
    1981Iowa OaksAmerAAAchn-268---124.5028100027138.0382419231432001.829.000.477.3410.185.681.39.333
    1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn40268Log - Sp - Ext - Perf200.561120049016.0113101070001.316.190.005.633.941.690.701.000
    1981Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----261---124.5028100027138.0382419231432001.829.000.477.3410.185.681.39.333
    1981MLB Totals: CHNbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf200.561120049016.0113101070001.316.190.005.633.941.690.701.000
    1982Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-279---423.90211031311180.27438351138431011.398.261.234.244.804.241.13.667
    1982Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35279Log - Sp - Ext - Perf113.9816200614031.2321514617220121.559.091.714.836.254.261.29.500
    1982Minor Totals: TORbyYearAAA----271---423.93211031311180.77438351138431011.408.301.234.264.834.261.13.667
    1982MLB Totals: TORbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf114.0416200614031.7321514617220121.579.231.734.906.354.331.29.500
    1983Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor352810Log - Sp - Ext - Perf034.64470001647552.1472827431502121.498.080.695.338.604.821.61.000
    1983MLB Totals: TORbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf034.66470001647552.3472827431502121.508.120.695.368.644.841.61.000
    1984Salt Lake GullsPCLAAAsea-2911---424.88267001119472.0814139440520021.6810.130.505.006.505.131.30.667
    1984Seattle MarinersALMLBsea372911Log - Sp - Ext - Perf114.1520300917343.147222029280021.299.760.421.875.824.573.11.500
    1984Minor Totals: SEAbyYearAAA----291---424.88267001119472.0814139440520021.6810.130.505.006.505.131.30.667
    1984MLB Totals: SEAbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf114.1820300917343.347222029280021.309.810.421.885.854.593.11.500
    1985Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-3012---575.75201920110114.115392731245693001.7312.040.943.545.437.241.53.417
    1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea373012Log - Sp - Ext - Perf006.3312000112027.0352119315170101.8511.671.005.005.677.001.13.000
    1985Minor Totals: SEAbyYearAAA----301---575.76201920110114.315392731245693001.7412.070.953.555.447.261.53.417
    1985MLB Totals: SEAbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf006.3312000112027.0352119315170101.8511.671.005.005.677.001.13.000
    1986Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-3113---156.3418600612255.17642391018313001.7012.361.632.935.046.831.72.167
    1986Minor Totals: TEXbyYearAAA----311---156.3718600612255.37642391018313001.7112.411.632.945.066.861.72.167
    MLB Totals (7 yrs)554.02131800431238208.72091029315971443371.479.030.654.196.224.411.48.500
    American League Totals (4 yrs)254.679550032908154.3161868015721172361.519.400.884.216.835.021.63.286
    National League Totals (3 yrs)302.16363001133054.3481613025271011.357.990.004.164.492.661.081.000
    Minor League Totals58624.423027410221228201,094.3119262653763510676210101.569.810.524.205.565.151.33.483
    Minor: AA Totals25203.84790000790389.043319816601262260001.4410.020.002.925.234.581.79.556
    Minor: AAA Totals33424.74223741022114920705.375942837163384450210101.629.690.804.905.745.461.17.440
    Toronto Blue Jays Totals (2 yrs)144.39632002261584.07943411048722241.518.461.075.147.714.611.50.200
    Chicago Cubs Totals (3 yrs)302.16363001133054.3481613025271011.357.990.004.164.492.661.081.000
    Seattle Mariners Totals (2 yrs)115.01323001029370.3824339524450121.5110.530.643.085.785.521.88.500
    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%
    1977Wichita AerosAmerAAAchn-22p---128270400010001402000.148.148.148.2962940.000.000.3080.0048.280.000.00.000.0
    1978Wichita AerosAmerAAAchn-23p---21911120000001501000.182.250.182.4321320.091.000.3337.6938.465.000.00.000.0
    1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn4623pL-S-E-P2183000000000200000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    1979Wichita AerosAmerAAAchn-24p---3457010000000500000.143.143.143.286710.000.000.5000.0071.430.000.00.000.0
    1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn4624pL-S-E-P371000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1981Iowa OaksAmerAAAchn-26p---4281000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn4026pL-S-E-P4113000000001200000.000.250.000.250400.333.000.00025.0050.002.000.00.000.0
    1984Salt Lake GullsPCLAAAsea-29p---5286000000001202000.000.143.000.143900.167.000.00011.1122.222.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)367000000001500000.000.125.000.125800.143.000.00012.5062.505.000.00.000.0
    National League Totals (3 yrs)367000000001500000.000.125.000.125800.143.000.00012.5062.505.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals148521700010022705000.135.167.135.3025970.038.000.2803.3945.7613.500.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals148521700010022705000.135.167.135.3025970.038.000.2803.3945.7613.500.00.000.0
    Chicago Cubs Totals (3 yrs)367000000001500000.000.125.000.125800.143.000.00012.5062.505.000.00.000.0
    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
    1978Wichita AerosAmerAAA23P1900.059111514.9330.700.0014.1100.010
    1978Chicago CubsNLMLB23P18023.11200331.0000.200.1311.1100.011
    1979Wichita AerosAmerAAA24P4500.0690015151.0000.300.0033.1100.02
    1979Chicago CubsNLMLB24P7015.02000221.0000.300.134.3100.013
    1981Iowa OaksAmerAAA26P2800.01300441.0000.100.0020.7100.04
    1981Chicago CubsNLMLB26P11016.02100331.0000.300.1910.7100.014
    1982Syracuse ChiefsILAAA27P2100.02710109.9000.400.0015.0100.08
    1982Toronto Blue JaysALMLB27P16031.20300331.0000.200.109.9100.09
    1983Toronto Blue JaysALMLB28P47052.10400441.0000.100.0829.0100.03
    1984Salt Lake GullsPCLAAA29P2600.01501661.0000.200.0018.692.97
    1984Seattle MarinersALMLB29P20043.12200441.0000.200.0912.3100.012
    1985Calgary CannonsPCLAAA30P2000.0418102322.9571.100.0014.2100.05
    1985Seattle MarinersALMLB30P12027.00301331.0000.300.117.4100.016
    1986Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAA31P1800.0570012121.0000.700.0012.7100.09
    MLB Totals - (P)13102087150110.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)1770024583211.0000.000.00---------
    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
    1978MLB18----------
    1978Minor19----------
    1979MLB7----------
    1979Minor45----------
    1981MLB11----------
    1981Minor28----------
    1982MLB16----------
    1982Minor21----------
    1983MLB47----------
    1984MLB20----------
    1984Minor26----------
    1985MLB12----------
    1985Minor20----------
    1986Minor18----------
    Totals308----------