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Bob JamesTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1976-1987 MLB Years: 1978-1987
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Drafted
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-388Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert Harvey James
Height6-4Weight230BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 15,1958 [60.068]PlaceGlendale,California
High SchoolVerdugo Hills (Tujunga,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Montreal Expos [Team Picks] in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1976 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 7,1978 [20.023]
OrganizationsMON [9] CHA [3] DET [2] Awards1
TBC Player ID13260Retrosheet IDjameb001MLBAM ID116484
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts83Walks27Hittable68SO/BB55vsPower68Hitting8Durability58Team.514Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1976nullRk--Rel17014.5030300008.078409110002.007.88--10.1312.381.22.000-
1977West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+mon-ST18553.33212102000100.0995137476838101.758.910.366.847.471.09.500-
1978West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+mon-ST191073.12212108200127.099534448613919001.467.020.286.099.851.62.588-
1978Memphis ChicksSouAAmon-ST19210.45330110020.01451011250001.256.30--4.9511.252.27.667-
1978Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST01282.76242409300147.0113584549716419001.436.920.245.9410.041.69.6002.69
1978Montreal ExposNLMLBmon20S/R19019.0041300204.04441431002.009.002.259.006.750.75.0007.34
1979Denver BearsAmerAAAmon-ST208136.68262602100132.0139112981112312211001.989.480.758.398.320.99.381-
1979Montreal ExposNLMLBmon20Rel200013.5020200102.02330310002.509.00--13.504.500.33-6.23
1980Denver BearsAmerAAAmon-ST21923.8317170200087.0664237274795001.616.830.217.668.171.07.818-
1981Denver BearsAmerAAAmon-S/R22125.6820155000057.0434336469463401.966.790.6310.897.260.67.333-
1982Montreal ExposNLMLBmon20Rel23006.0070700109.0106608112102.0010.00--8.0011.001.38-2.94
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet24Rel23025.0312111006019.222131148204001.5310.071.833.669.152.50.0004.55
1983Wichita AerosAmerAAAmon-Rel24424.65222200014331.0271716325402001.687.840.877.2611.611.60.667-
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet24Rel240011.2540400304.05552340002.0011.254.506.759.001.33-9.51
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon42Rel24102.88270270016750.0371716323562101.206.660.544.1410.082.431.0002.68
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon42R/CL25663.666206200331096.0924739645914201.438.630.564.228.532.02.5003.09
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha43CL26872.1369069006032110.0903126523883201.037.360.411.887.203.83.5332.30
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha43R/CL27545.254904900401458.0613634823325101.449.411.233.554.941.39.5564.64
1987Chicago White SoxALMLBcha43R/CL28464.674304300321054.05432281017343001.319.001.672.835.672.00.4004.96
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter24263.8027922770019473406.13771941723915734024701.318.340.863.477.522.17.4800.73
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter39334.3713310528154143562.04943312732847354548501.727.910.457.578.731.15.542-
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter22195.4885602541143307.02752141872029128721401.848.060.598.538.410.99.537-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter210.45330110020.01451011250001.256.30--4.9511.252.27.667-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter15123.214242010200227.019810481816222227101.597.850.326.428.801.37.556-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter014.5030300008.078409110002.007.88--10.1312.381.22.000-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter17173.5616101610013256222.02059988236315411301.218.300.932.556.232.44.500-
Montreal Expos Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter773.801021101005317161.0145776810831629401.428.110.564.649.061.95.500-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter026.0816115009023.2271816611244001.6110.272.284.189.132.18.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13143.8015111500010539220.020410593218518413401.318.340.863.477.522.17.4810.73
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15134.375241116251220.01931301071118521319201.727.910.457.578.731.15.536-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979Denver BearsAmerAAAmon-p202819131003002801000.158.238.211.4494122.273.053.158.2159.0936.364.000.000.0033.33
1980Denver BearsAmerAAAmon-p21173000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1981Denver BearsAmerAAAmon-p22203000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1983Wichita AerosAmerAAAmon-p24222000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon42p24277020001000400000.286.286.286.572207.667.000.000.2590.0057.140.000.000.000.00
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon42p2562140200010001100000.143.143.143.2862014.667.000.000.1300.0078.570.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter89210400020001500000.190.190.190.3804021.667.000.000.0000.0071.430.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter108271310030021101000.111.172.148.3204130.188.037.111.0006.6736.675.500.000.0033.33
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter87271310030021101000.111.172.148.3204130.188.037.111.0006.6736.675.500.000.0033.33
Montreal Expos Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter89210400020001500000.190.190.190.3804021.667.000.000.0000.0071.430.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162380700040002700000.190.190.190.3807038.667.000.000.0000.0071.430.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162412520050031702000.111.172.148.3206245.188.037.111.0006.6736.675.500.000.0033.33

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978West Palm Beach Expos FSLA+mon19P21--618813224.7501.14------21100.014.6
1978Memphis Chicks SouAAmon19P3---2-1221.0000.67------3100.02.1
1978Montreal ExposNLMLBmon19P4-4-1--111.0000.250.25-----4100.02.5
1979Denver Bears AmerAAAmon20P26--9165-3025.8330.96------2892.919.3
1979Montreal ExposNLMLBmon20P2-2-------------2100.01.3
1980Denver Bears AmerAAAmon21P17--1015332825.8931.47------17100.012.5
1981Denver Bears AmerAAAmon22P20--4113-1815.8330.75------20100.014.7
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet23P12-19-43-74.5710.330.21-----12100.07.4
1982Montreal ExposNLMLBmon23P7-91---111.0000.140.11-----7100.04.3
1983Wichita Aeros AmerAAAmon24P22---1--111.0000.05------22100.016.2
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon24P27-50412211816.8890.590.32-----27100.016.7
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet24P4-4-------------4100.02.5
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon25P62-96574-1612.7500.190.13-----62100.038.5
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26P69-1101281-2120.9520.290.18-----69100.042.6
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27P49-5836--991.0000.180.16-----49100.030.2
1987Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28P43-5439311512.8000.280.22-----43100.026.5
MLB Totals for P - 8 season(s)-   P279-40628471328875.8520.270.18-----2790.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P85--23431137766.8570.78------850.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3---2-1221.0000.67------30.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P21--618813224.7501.14------210.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978West Palm Beach Expos FSLA+mon1921----------
1978Memphis Chicks SouAAmon193----------
1978Montreal ExposNLMLBmon194----------
1979Denver Bears AmerAAAmon2026----------
1979Montreal ExposNLMLBmon202----------
1980Denver Bears AmerAAAmon2117----------
1981Denver Bears AmerAAAmon2220----------
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet2312----------
1982Montreal ExposNLMLBmon237----------
1983Wichita Aeros AmerAAAmon2422----------
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon2427----------
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet244----------
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon2562----------
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2669----------
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2749----------
1987Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2843----------

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1983National League Player of the Week (September 12-September 18)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-12-21Released by White Sox. 
1984-12-07TradeTraded by Expos to White Sox for Vance Law. 
1983-05-04Purchased by Expos from Tigers. 
1982-06-10Purchased by Tigers from Expos. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

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YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll26265,000-3511442370,78060,000265,000
1986Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll27555,000-2161170++386,34760,000820,000
1987Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll2860,000-59520-344,90660,000880,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red