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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
William Edwin Melton
Stat Years
1964-1977  [mlb] 1968-1977
Height/Weight
6-2 / 200
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
3B (901) ... DH (88) ... OF (82) ... 1B (45)
Draft Position
3B
Born Date/Place
Death
High School
Duarte (Duarte,CA)
Colleges
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the in 1964
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1968-05-04 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.301)
Service Time
Organizations
CHA [8] CAL [1] CLE [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 15275 ... retro id: meltb101 ... mlbam id: 118941
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1964Gulf Coast White SoxGCLRk----183b---13911273253010000000000.286.286.384.670112438.000.098.0000.000.000.000.00.0025.0
    1965SarasotaFSLA+----193b---21293934077135649000000000.196.196.300.49639311824.000.104.0000.000.000.0065.51.5331.2
    1966Fox CitiesMidwA----203b---39732856932631267000000000.284.284.491.77532816141.000.207.0000.000.000.0027.33.6644.1
    1967EvansvilleSouAA----213b---413449451124236972000000000.251.251.377.62849418638.000.126.0000.000.000.0054.91.8230.6
    1968HawaiiPCLAAA----223b---56321031541011030000000000.257.257.457.7142109621.000.200.0000.000.000.0021.04.7638.9
    1968SyracuseILAAA----223b---545147104171232000000000.279.279.381.6601475610.000.102.0000.000.000.0073.51.3624.4
    1968Chicago White SoxALMLBcha14223bL-S-E-P5341095298021611103201202.266.322.394.7161224310.220.128.3518.2026.233.2054.51.6434.5
    1969Chicago White SoxALMLBcha14233bL-S-E-P61575566714226223871256106556712.255.326.433.75962824151.277.178.2758.9216.881.8924.23.6635.9
    1970Chicago White SoxALMLBcha1424of-3bL-S-E-P7141514741351513396245610791927.263.340.488.82858925149.331.225.2669.5118.171.9115.65.6036.3
    1971Chicago White SoxALMLBcha14253bL-S-E-P8150543721461823386336187111558.269.352.492.84462126753.335.223.2649.8214.011.4316.55.3136.3
    1972Chicago White SoxALMLBcha14263bL-S-E-P95720822515073011233100122.245.319.370.6892327712.236.125.2579.9113.361.3529.73.0223.5
    1973Chicago White SoxALMLBcha14273bL-S-E-P10152560831552912087447566223720.277.363.439.80264224650.296.162.28311.6810.280.8828.03.1232.3
    1974Chicago White SoxALMLBcha14283bL-S-E-P11136495631201702163325960556316.242.326.404.73057020038.283.162.23610.3510.531.0223.63.6831.7
    1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha14293bL-S-E-P121495126212316015705478106836113.240.346.359.70560718431.273.119.27212.8517.461.3634.12.4725.2
    1976California AngelsALMLBcal1430dh-1bL-S-E-P13118341317117364220445322325.208.300.328.62839211226.255.120.22811.2213.521.2056.81.5336.6
    1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle11311b-dhL-S-E-P1450133173211001413172120209.241.331.323.6541544311.195.082.28111.0413.641.240.00.0034.4
    MLB Totals (10 yrs)114439714961004162916059123244796694420432994.253.337.419.75645571664331.287.166.26510.5114.681.4024.83.5133.0
    American League Totals (10 yrs)114439714961004162916059123244796694420432994.253.337.419.75645571664331.287.166.26510.5114.681.4024.83.5133.0
    Minor League Totals5071684195421841939260000000000.250.250.392.6421684660142.142.142.2320.000.000.0043.22.3233.7
    Minor: Rk Totals3911273253010000000000.286.286.384.670112438.098.098.2860.000.000.000.00.0025.0
    Minor: A Totals9732856932631267000000000.284.284.491.77532816141.207.207.2560.000.000.0027.33.6644.1
    Minor: A+ Totals1293934077135649000000000.196.196.300.49639311824.104.104.1830.000.000.0065.51.5331.2
    Minor: AA Totals13449451124236972000000000.251.251.377.62849418638.126.126.2370.000.000.0054.91.8230.6
    Minor: AAA Totals10835741951721262000000000.266.266.426.69235715231.160.160.2410.000.000.0029.83.3632.6
    Chicago White Sox Totals (8 yrs)9763497448901134615453520214185954018382780.258.340.432.77240111509294.293.174.26810.4214.831.4222.73.8432.6
    California Angels Totals (1 yrs)118341317117364220445322325.208.300.328.62839211226.255.120.22811.2213.521.2056.81.5336.6
    Cleveland Indians Totals (1 yrs)50133173211001413172120209.241.331.323.6541544311.195.082.28111.0413.641.240.00.0034.4
    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
    1968Chicago White SoxALMLB223B3300.01775359592.9682.800.0020.497.13
    1969Chicago White SoxALMLB233B14800.01123222236456434.9522.900.0091.494.31
    1969Chicago White SoxALMLB23OF1100.01330016161.0001.500.006.87.09
    1970Chicago White SoxALMLB243B7000.0471791819244226.9263.200.0043.249.61
    1970Chicago White SoxALMLB24OF7100.01118031191191.0001.700.0043.850.44
    1971Chicago White SoxALMLB253B14800.01163711626503487.9683.300.0091.498.71
    1972Chicago White SoxALMLB263B560491.1471251212184172.9353.100.3536.498.22
    1973Chicago White SoxALMLB273B15101,307.21153472331485462.9533.100.3593.299.31
    1973Chicago White SoxALMLB27DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.60.79
    1974Chicago White SoxALMLB283B12300.01002722429396372.9393.000.0076.990.41
    1974Chicago White SoxALMLB28DH1100.0000000.0000.000.006.98.15
    1975Chicago White SoxALMLB293B13800.01313132623470444.9453.200.0085.792.61
    1975Chicago White SoxALMLB29DH1100.0000000.0000.000.006.87.45
    1976California AngelsALMLB301B3000.022015220237235.9927.800.0018.525.44
    1976California AngelsALMLB303B2100.0721122928.9661.300.0013.017.83
    1976California AngelsALMLB30DH5100.0000000.0000.000.0031.543.22
    1977Cleveland IndiansALMLB311B1500.013480101421421.0009.500.009.330.03
    1977Cleveland IndiansALMLB313B1300.0820213028.9332.200.008.126.04
    1977Cleveland IndiansALMLB31DH1400.0000000.0000.000.008.728.03
    MLB Totals - (1B)450035423230379377.9958.400.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (3B)90101,798700204514718428922745.9493.001.530.00.00
    MLB Totals - (OF)820012411031351351.0001.600.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)8800000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    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
    1968MLB----33------
    1969MLB----148----11-
    1970MLB----70----71-
    1971MLB----148------
    1972MLB----56------
    1973MLB----151-----1
    1974MLB----123-----11
    1975MLB----138-----11
    1976MLB--30-21-----51
    1977MLB--15-13-----14
    Totals--45-901----8288