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Bill LathamTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1978-1988 MLB Years: 1985-1986
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PositionsP-178Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Carol Latham
Height6-2Weight190BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateAugust 29,1960 [57.235]PlaceBirmingham,Alabama
High SchoolHuffman (Birmingham,AL)
CollegeAuburn University (Auburn,AL)

DraftedSelected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 11th round (286th overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutApril 15,1985 [24.229]
OrganizationsNYN [7] MIN [2] Awards0
TBC Player ID14140Retrosheet IDlathb001MLBAM ID117529
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts32Walks67Hittable34SO/BB50vsPower34Hitting5Durability73Team.515Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1978Auburn UniversitySECNCAA-1S/R17364.6421156200066.0694934032372001.539.41--4.365.051.16.333-
1979Auburn UniversitySECNCAA-1Rel18413.6020416100350.0513020018527001.389.18--3.249.362.89.800-
1980Auburn UniversitySECNCAA-1S/R19133.3216106100257.0562621029295001.498.84--4.584.581.00.250-
1981Auburn UniversitySECNCAA-1ST20064.5212120300061.2764331026401001.6511.09--3.795.841.54.000-
1981Little Falls MetsNYPLA-nyn-ST20553.8913130100088.09152381138703001.479.311.133.897.161.84.500-
1982Shelby MetsSALAnyn-ST21974.40242227120143.0145817013531142001.389.100.823.337.162.15.563-
1983Lynchburg MetsCaroA+nyn-ST22842.1313130420084.0813420222541001.228.640.212.355.762.45.667-
1983Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-ST22444.3312111100072.2723835735371001.478.920.874.334.581.06.500-
1983Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--ST01283.15252415200156.11537255957912001.348.770.523.275.221.60.600-
1984Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-ST23222.22770000044.238151129270001.057.660.401.815.443.00.500-
1984Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-ST231133.06211925210132.011949451042571001.228.090.682.863.881.36.786-
1984Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--ST01352.85282625210176.115764561251841001.187.980.612.594.271.65.722-
1985Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-ST241382.68242405200157.21446147757664001.278.220.403.253.771.16.619-
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn33,44S/R24133.97734001022.221101017101101.248.340.402.783.971.43.2503.30
1986Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-ST25653.57212105300133.21556453843483001.4810.440.542.903.231.12.545-
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin35S/R25017.31725002016.02414131680011.8813.500.563.384.501.33.0003.90
1987Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-ST26355.7915132000065.0954742714312001.6713.090.961.934.272.21.375-
1987Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-ST26058.69660000029.0453128113121002.0013.970.314.033.720.92.000-
1987Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--ST03106.6821192000094.01407870827433001.7713.360.762.584.101.59.231-
1988St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-ST27113.79330000019.01310806110001.006.16--2.845.211.83.500-
1988Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-ST27123.58550000027.2351411210150001.6311.390.653.254.881.50.333-
1988Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--ST0233.66880000046.2482419216260001.379.260.393.095.011.63.400-
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter145.351459003038.2452423213181111.5010.470.473.034.191.38.2000.83
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter63513.681641577281030994.210334964087034254218001.389.320.633.094.891.58.553-
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter33263.748783415710516.05582522153316921411001.409.690.572.943.721.27.559-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter783.54242311000143.014567571154791001.379.000.683.354.901.46.467-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter952.44161604200103.0944428228651001.188.190.172.445.662.32.643-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter974.40242227120143.0145817013531142001.389.100.823.337.162.15.563-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter553.8913130100088.09152381138703001.479.311.133.897.161.84.500-
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter8164.076941287005234.2252148106010515815001.529.66--4.036.061.50.333-
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter133.97734001022.221101017101101.248.340.402.783.971.43.250-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter017.31725002016.02414131680011.8813.500.563.384.501.33.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings6235.3580285200170220.025613713111741026661.5010.470.473.034.191.38.2070.83
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14113.68363516210220.02281099015751204001.389.320.633.094.891.58.560-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1978Auburn UniversitySECNCAA-1p1710000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.707100.000.000.000.000.000.00
1982Shelby MetsSALAnyn-p212411100000010000001.0001.0001.0002.0001021.000.0001.000.80550.000.000.000.000.000.00
1984Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-p2376010002002202000.167.375.167.5421010.250.000.333.29020.0020.001.000.000.000.00
1984Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-p232110020000001401000.200.273.200.4732012.333.000.100.2298.3333.334.000.000.000.00
1984Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         2816030002003603000.188.316.188.5043022.300.000.188.25513.6427.272.000.000.000.00
1985Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-p24246010001000201000.167.167.167.334107.250.000.000.1500.0028.570.000.000.000.00
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn33,44p2473110001001001000.333.500.333.833105.333.000.333.40120.000.000.000.000.000.00
1987Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-p26159111000002100000.111.273.222.4952111.125.111.333.24318.189.090.500.000.00100.00
1988Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-p2758021000000101000.250.250.375.625319.286.125.125.2760.0011.110.000.000.0050.00
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter73110001001001000.333.500.333.833105.333.000.333.00020.000.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter96402820030061005000.200.304.250.55410251.267.050.200.00011.7619.611.670.000.0025.00
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter6025141001003702000.160.250.200.4505130.222.040.160.00010.0023.332.330.000.0025.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1214031002002303000.214.313.286.5994119.273.072.214.00010.5315.791.500.000.0033.33
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2411100000010000001.0001.0001.0002.0001021.000.0001.000.00050.000.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.000100.000.000.000.000.000.00
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter73110001001001000.333.500.333.833105.333.000.333.00020.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1626923230002300230023000.333.500.333.833230116.333.000.333.00020.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16268314300500101708000.200.304.250.55417386.267.050.200.00011.7619.611.670.000.0025.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1981Little Falls Mets NYPLA-nyn20P13--37111110.9090.77------13100.018.6
1982Shelby Mets SALAnyn21P24--532153837.9741.54------24100.017.1
1983Lynchburg Mets CaroA+nyn22P13--6191-2625.9621.92------13100.09.4
1983Jackson Mets TexAAnyn22P12--417-121211.0001.75------12100.08.8
1984Jackson Mets TexAAnyn23P7--213--15151.0002.14------7100.05.1
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn23P21--3192-2422.9171.05------21100.015.0
1985Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn24P24--1533134948.9802.00------24100.017.3
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn24P7-22-7--771.0001.000.32-----7100.04.3
1986Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin25P21--9231-3332.9701.52------21100.015.1
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25P7-16-11-21.5000.140.06-----7100.04.3
1987Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn26P15--410111514.9330.93------15100.010.7
1987Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin26P6--44--881.0001.33------6100.04.3
1988St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn27P3--122-53.6001.00------3100.02.2
1988Jackson Mets TexAAnyn27P5--3621119.8181.80------5100.03.7
MLB Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P14-38-81-98.8890.570.21-----140.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P87--358954129124.9611.43------870.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P24--936224745.9571.88------240.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P16--7213-3128.9031.75------160.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P24--532153837.9741.54------240.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P13--37111110.9090.77------130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1981Little Falls Mets NYPLA-nyn2013----------
1982Shelby Mets SALAnyn2124----------
1983Lynchburg Mets CaroA+nyn2213----------
1983Jackson Mets TexAAnyn2212----------
1984Jackson Mets TexAAnyn237----------
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn2321----------
1985Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn2424----------
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn247----------
1986Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin2521----------
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin257----------
1987Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn2615----------
1987Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin266----------
1988St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn273----------
1988Jackson Mets TexAAnyn275----------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1991Columbia MetsSALAMinornyn30Pitching Coach1408654.614--2Tim BlackwellLeague Champions
1992St. Lucie MetsFSLA+Minornyn31Pitching Coach693534.5074.02John Tamargo,Dave BialasLost in 1st Round
1993St. Lucie MetsFSLA+Minornyn32Pitching Coach1307852.600--1Terry KennedyLost in Finals
1994St. Lucie MetsFSLA+Minornyn33Pitching Coach1367165.5225.52Mike Ramsey
* 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

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-05-10TradeTraded by Twins to Mets for Jayson Felice. 
1986-01-16TradeTraded by Mets with Joe Klink and Billy Beane to Twins for Pat Crosby and Tim Teufel. 
1981-06-15ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Mets. 
* 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
1985New York MetsTeam Payroll2460,000-51631-370,78060,00060,000
1986Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll2560,000-61432-386,34760,000120,000
* 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