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Jay JohnstoneTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1963-1985 MLB Years: 1966-1985
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World Series Champion

PositionsOF-1309, 1B-57, DH-12Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn William Johnstone Jr.
Height6-1Weight175BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 20,1945 [72.188]PlaceManchester,Connecticut
High SchoolEdgewood (West Covina,CA)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1963 by the Los Angeles Angels.
Signing Bonus$35,000Signing ScoutsTufie HashemRosey Gilhousen
MLB DebutJuly 30,1966 [20.252]
OrganizationsCAL [9] PHI [5] LAN [4] CHN [3] CHA [2] NYA [2] OAK [1] SDN [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID13412Retrosheet IDjohnj002MLBAM ID116650
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed54Power58Contact62XBH59RBIs56Runs48Hitting64Durability40Team.530Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1963San JoseCalifA+-1748155213953118000000000.252.252.342.594539155.247.090.090.2610.000.000.000.65155.0023.08
1964San JoseCalifA+-18126454661322711448000000000.291.291.425.71619342454.284.134.134.3130.000.000.000.88113.5031.82
1965San JoseCalifA+-199735653107176660000000000.301.301.433.73415429356.289.132.132.3230.000.000.001.6959.3327.10
1965El PasoTexAA-1935137213992121000000000.285.285.401.6865512137.279.116.117.3020.000.000.000.73137.0030.77
1965Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13249374146268781000000000.296.296.424.72020941493.286.128.128.3170.000.000.001.4270.4328.08
1966El PasoTexAA-20725592011000000000.360.360.560.92014325.333.200.200.4030.000.000.004.0025.0033.33
1966SeattlePCLAAA-208131860108147742000000000.340.340.494.83415728318.325.154.154.3650.000.000.002.2045.4325.93
1966Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         8834365117167843000000000.341.341.499.84017131343.325.158.157.3680.000.000.002.3342.8826.50
1966California AngelsALMLBcal10of2061254356712431733113612013.264.297.378.6759619268.298.114.157.2984.1013.433.271.1284.6728.36
1967SeattlePCLAAA-21491842158111421000000000.315.315.451.7668316184.300.136.136.3430.000.000.002.1746.0027.59
1967California AngelsALMLBcal10of21792301848712103253702004.209.226.274.5006310237.241.065.091.2262.1115.617.400.84115.0020.83
1968SeattlePCLAAA-228431445871541356000000000.277.277.475.75214932314.246.198.197.3420.000.000.004.1424.1536.78
1968California AngelsALMLBcal10of2241115113041032171502000.261.303.313.616365124.300.052.122.2845.6512.102.140.000.0016.67
1969California AngelsALMLBcal10of2314854064146205105939387558657.270.321.381.70220635597.295.111.170.3176.3712.561.971.6854.0023.97
1970California AngelsALMLBcal10of241193203476105113910245313367.238.290.403.69312926351.251.165.244.3026.8415.102.213.1329.0934.21
1971Chicago White SoxALMLBcha10of25124388531011411640105385035244.260.329.425.75416531436.262.165.276.3418.7211.471.323.6724.2530.69
1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha10of2611326127499041721254204022.188.259.268.5277013290.209.080.180.2468.6214.481.681.3865.2526.53
1973TucsonPCLAAA-27692425884155944000000000.347.347.562.90913629242.322.215.215.4040.000.000.003.7226.8934.52
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3of-dh272328131003012400000.107.167.143.3104130.125.036.071.1526.6713.332.000.000.0033.33
1974ToledoILAAA-28571553149151825000000000.316.316.581.8979024155.279.265.265.4020.000.000.005.1619.3848.98
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21of2864200305910463055242800042.295.371.475.8469520224.319.180.300.37910.7112.501.172.6833.3333.90
1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21of291223505011519275473423903378.329.397.454.85115928398.352.125.257.38410.559.800.931.7650.0024.35
1976Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21of301294406214038455355413921759.318.373.457.83020147491.335.139.232.3768.357.940.951.0288.0033.57
1977Salinas AngelsCalifA+cal-31671751848823262181401300.274.301.394.6956913187.280.120.171.3064.287.491.751.6058.3327.08
1977Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21of3111236364103184155937383821739.284.349.479.82817437411.278.195.289.3609.259.251.003.6524.2035.92
1978Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi211b-of3235563102004026900002.179.258.214.47212262.213.035.107.2299.6814.521.500.000.0020.00
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya27of32366561700160141030100.262.329.308.63720173.291.046.092.2995.4813.702.501.3765.005.88
1978Totals for MLB-MLB         711219272011003101930102.223.296.264.560323135.255.041.099.2677.4114.071.900.74121.0011.11
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya27of3323487101017102700000.208.240.292.53214250.225.084.146.2414.0014.003.502.0048.0020.00
1979San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn21of337520110598203213182104236.294.348.353.7017110225.324.059.139.3158.009.331.170.000.0016.95
1979Totals for MLB-MLB         9824917699213923202804236.277.328.341.6698512275.306.064.141.3017.2710.181.400.36249.0017.39
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21of34109251317715222032242922013.307.372.406.77810219279.341.099.199.3538.6010.391.210.72125.5024.68
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21of35618381730360171300003.205.267.349.61629690.209.144.217.2857.7814.441.863.3327.6735.29
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21362113111002005200110.077.316.154.4702119.083.077.462.22826.3210.530.400.000.00100.00
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21of36982693967131104302404101383.249.343.416.75911224313.258.167.309.33312.7813.101.033.1926.9035.82
1978Totals for NL-NL         1192824068141104502454301493.241.341.404.74511425332.249.163.316.33113.5512.950.963.0128.2036.76
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21of378614016367062211202432064.257.362.436.7986113165.273.179.321.34912.1214.551.203.6423.3336.11
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21of38527382122030071800042.288.350.370.72027480.382.082.178.3098.7522.502.570.000.0019.05
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan12391715021002001200012.133.188.200.3883116.154.067.133.1466.2512.502.000.000.0050.00
MLB Totals - 20 Season(s)Filter1748470357812542153810253150544296322240356180.267.329.394.72318513555229.288.127.217.0008.2012.091.471.9546.1128.31
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter720251539976013842573622181401300.302.304.458.76211532372527.287.156.160.0000.320.551.752.2644.1231.18
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter3401213215386701841188000000000.318.318.507.8256151291213.294.189.189.0000.000.000.003.3829.5933.42
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter421622648112222000000000.296.296.426.7226915162.288.130.130.0000.000.000.001.2381.0031.25
A+ Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter33811401583265722141522181401300.286.290.411.701469931152.280.125.133.0000.691.221.751.2281.4328.53
California Angels Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter448145916236753162612812158521671791221.252.294.363.657530951577.278.111.168.0005.3913.702.541.6556.1225.89
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter4621409209427871433200202215115345171930.303.368.455.8236411341586.318.152.258.0009.529.651.012.0842.7031.38
Chicago White Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter237649801502312057126639239266.231.301.362.66323544726.241.131.237.0008.6812.671.462.7532.4529.33
Chicago Cubs Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter236482631242231668136783333189.257.350.415.76520041558.280.158.293.00012.0114.871.242.8730.1333.06
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter208362409720253033374622138.268.338.376.71413627404.295.108.210.0009.1611.391.241.2472.4027.84
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter7520110598203213182104236.294.348.353.7017110225.324.059.139.0008.009.331.170.000.0016.95
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter591131327102131161730100.239.293.301.594343123.263.062.115.0004.8813.822.831.6356.5011.11
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2328131003012400000.107.167.143.3104130.125.036.071.0006.6713.332.000.000.0033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games1624365411620494955405924367.267.329.394.72317233485.288.127.217.0008.2012.091.471.9546.1128.31
Average Minor - Per 162 games162566901713191381002300100.302.304.458.76225953569.287.156.160.0000.320.551.752.2644.1231.18

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1966California AngelsALMLBcal20OF61--114231119116.9751.90------61100.037.7
1967California AngelsALMLBcal21OF63--14134-148144.9732.29------7979.739.1
1968California AngelsALMLBcal22OF29--584116362.9842.14------4170.717.9
1969California AngelsALMLBcal23OF144--3311264349343.9832.38------14897.388.9
1970California AngelsALMLBcal24OF100--200743211207.9812.07------11984.061.7
1971Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25OF119--232981249241.9682.03------12496.073.5
1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26OF98-613154521161159.9881.620.26-----11386.763.6
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27OF7-147---771.0001.000.50-----2330.44.3
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27DH4---------------2317.42.5
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28OF59--884319592.9681.56------6492.236.4
1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi29OF101--1521043166162.9761.60------12282.862.3
1976Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30OF122--266851279274.9822.25------12994.675.3
1976Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi301B6--272313229.9064.83------1294.73.7
1977Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31OF91--1639-11721721.0001.89------11281.356.2
1977Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi311B19--1316116138137.9937.21------11217.011.7
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya32OF22--31---31311.0001.41------3661.113.5
1978Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi321B8--737198180.98810.00------3522.94.9
1978Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi32OF7--4---441.0000.57------3520.04.3
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya32DH5---------------3613.93.1
1979San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33OF45--6041-6564.9851.42------7560.028.0
1979San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn331B22--12514310142139.9796.32------7529.313.7
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya33OF19--32---32321.0001.68------2382.611.9
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya33DH3---------------2313.01.9
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34OF61--10094-113109.9651.79------10956.037.4
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35OF16--1931-2322.9571.38------6126.214.5
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan351B2--141-215151.0007.50------613.31.8
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36OF86--15483-165162.9821.88------9887.853.1
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn37OF44--553416258.9351.32------8651.227.2
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn38OF15--12---12121.0000.80------5228.89.3
MLB Totals for OF - 19 season(s)-   OF1309-6272373100531825262473.9791.893.94-----13090.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B57--37030838408400.9807.02------570.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH12---------------120.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1966California AngelsALMLBcal20---------61-
1967California AngelsALMLBcal21---------63-
1968California AngelsALMLBcal22---------29-
1969California AngelsALMLBcal23---------144-
1970California AngelsALMLBcal24---------100-
1971Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25---------119-
1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26---------98-
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27---------74
1974Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28---------59-
1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi29---------101-
1976Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30--6------122-
1977Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31--19------91-
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya32---------225
1978Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi32--8------7-
1979San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33--22------45-
1979New York YankeesALMLBnya33---------193
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan34---------61-
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35--2------16-
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36---------86-
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn37---------44-
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn38---------15-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1976Philadelphia PhilliesChamp. SeriesMLB3039171102001000000.778.8001.1111.91110210.778.333.44410.000.000.000.000.0028.57
1977Philadelphia PhilliesChamp. SeriesMLB3125010000000100000.200.200.200.400105.250.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
1981Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB3511000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1981Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB3522000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1981Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB3533120013000000000.667.6671.6672.334513.5001.0001.0000.000.000.0033.333.0050.00
1985Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB3911000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 4 yrs817181102001100000.471.500.6471.14711218.500.176.2355.565.561.000.000.0025.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs33120013000000000.667.6671.6672.334513.5001.0001.0000.000.000.0033.333.0050.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1989New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya43Broadcaster1617487.46014.55Dallas Green,Bucky Dent
1990New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya44Broadcaster1626795.41421.07Stump Merrill,Bucky Dent
1992Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi46Broadcaster1627092.43226.06Jim Fregosi
1993Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi47Broadcaster1629765.599--1Jim FregosiLost World Series (Blue Jays)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1976National League Player of the Week (August 16-August 22)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1985-10-31Released by Dodgers. 
1985-02-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1984-09-09Released by Cubs. 
1982-06-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
1982-05-25Released by Dodgers. 
1979-12-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1979-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1979-06-15TradeTraded by Yankees to Padres for Dave Wehrmeister. 
1978-06-14TradeTraded by Phillies with Bobby Brown to Yankees for Rawly Eastwick. 
1974-04-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Phillies. 
1974-03-26Released by Cardinals. 
1974-01-09Purchased by Cardinals from Athletics. 
1973-03-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1973-03-07Released by White Sox. 
1970-11-30TradeTraded by Angels with Tom Bradley and Tom Egan to White Sox for Billy Wynne, Syd O'Brien and Ken Berry. 
1963-06-30ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Angels. 
* 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

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1963Los Angeles Angels-1735,000-------35,000Signing Bonus as an amateur free agent
1985Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll39150,000-4392226370,78060,000185,000
* 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