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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Ronald Knox Meridith
Stat Years
1978-1988  [mlb] 1984-1987
Height/Weight
6-0 / 175
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
P (319)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
Bolsa Grande (Garden Grove,CA)
Colleges
Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Draft
Selected by the Houston Astros in Round #4 (#89 overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1984-09-16 - Boxscore  (Age: 27.294)
Service Time
Organizations
HOU [5] CHN [3] TEX [2] SLN [1] SDN [1] DET [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 15302 ... retro id: merir001 ... mlbam id: 118970
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1978Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou-211---203.00220000012.012640362021.259.000.002.254.504.502.001.000
    1978Daytona AstrosFSLA+hou-211---364.34994100056.0592827317310031.369.480.482.734.984.501.82.333
    1978Minor Totals: HOUbyYearRk/A+----212---564.1011114100068.0713431320372051.349.400.402.654.904.501.85.455
    1979Columbus AstrosSouAAhou-222---9114.29262383031149.015075711478634061.539.060.854.713.814.530.81.450
    1979Minor Totals: HOUbyYearAA----221---9114.29262383031149.015075711478634061.539.060.854.713.814.530.81.450
    1980Columbus AstrosSouAAhou-233---952.54251772080145.014348411440823041.268.880.872.485.092.982.05.643
    1980Minor Totals: HOUbyYearAA----231---952.54251772080145.014348411440823041.268.880.872.485.092.982.05.643
    1981Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-244---765.453416309181132.016693801563704081.7311.321.024.304.776.341.11.538
    1981Minor Totals: HOUbyYearAAA----241---765.453416309181132.016693801563704081.7311.321.024.304.776.341.11.538
    1982Hawaii IslandersPCLAAAsdn-255---623.803741016331111.110553471441688021.318.491.133.315.504.281.66.750
    1982Minor Totals: SDNbyYearAAA----251---623.813741016331111.310553471441688021.318.511.133.325.514.291.66.750
    1983Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou1266---236.43378001629591.012874651033593001.7712.660.993.265.847.321.79.400
    1983Minor Totals: HOUbyYearAAA----261---236.43378001629591.012874651033593001.7712.660.993.265.847.321.79.400
    1984Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-277---733.17495002444893.2883333733782001.298.460.673.177.493.172.36.700
    1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn38277Log - Sp - Ext - Perf003.3830000305.16521241001.5010.131.693.386.758.442.00.000
    1984Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----271---733.19495002444893.7883333733782001.308.500.683.197.533.192.36.700
    1984MLB Totals: CHNbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf003.5330000305.36521241001.5710.591.763.537.068.822.00.000
    1985Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-288---411.32250001925741.0299607290000.886.370.001.546.371.984.14.800
    1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn38288Log - Sp - Ext - Perf324.4732000832146.1532423324230011.6610.290.584.664.474.660.96.600
    1985Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----281---411.32250001925741.0299607290000.886.370.001.546.371.984.14.800
    1985MLB Totals: CHNbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf324.4932000832146.3532423324230011.6710.350.594.694.494.690.96.600
    1986Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-299---774.4234170010173118.012563586526013001.509.530.463.974.584.811.15.500
    1986Texas RangersALMLBtex38299Log - Sp - Ext - Perf103.0050000503.02110120001.006.000.003.006.003.002.001.000
    1986Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----291---774.4234170010173118.012563586526013001.509.530.463.974.584.811.15.500
    1986MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf103.0050000503.02110120001.006.000.003.006.003.002.001.000
    1987Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-3010---100.00700057012.110200550001.227.300.003.653.651.461.001.000
    1987Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-3010---116.23430001017.12813122371001.7914.541.041.563.636.752.33.500
    1987Texas RangersALMLBtex383010Log - Sp - Ext - Perf106.1011000011020.2251814712170001.7910.893.055.237.407.841.421.000
    1987Minor Totals: DET-TEXbyYearAAA----302---213.701130058029.738151228121001.5811.710.622.473.704.621.50.667
    1987MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf106.2411000011020.7251814712170001.8311.143.125.357.578.021.421.000
    1988Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-3111---009.0040000404.07441101012.0015.752.252.250.009.000.00.000
    1988Minor Totals: SLNbyYearAAA----311---009.0040000404.07441101012.0015.752.252.250.009.000.00.000
    MLB Totals (4 yrs)524.7951000851175.38648401139461011.6610.311.324.675.515.751.18.714
    National League Totals (2 yrs)324.3935000835151.7592925426271011.6610.370.704.574.755.101.04.600
    American League Totals (2 yrs)205.8216000016023.7271915713190001.7210.472.725.047.377.371.461.000
    Minor League Totals58454.112931042369918926982.7105050144886376558410261.459.620.793.455.114.591.48.563
    Minor: Rk Totals203.00220000012.012640362021.259.000.002.254.504.502.001.000
    Minor: A+ Totals364.34994100056.0592827317310031.369.480.482.734.984.501.82.333
    Minor: AA Totals18163.4351401550111294.02931231122811814570101.408.970.863.614.443.771.23.529
    Minor: AAA Totals35234.4323153409917825620.768634430555238376320111.499.950.803.455.464.991.58.603
    Chicago Cubs Totals (2 yrs)324.3935000835151.7592925426271011.6610.370.704.574.755.101.04.600
    Texas Rangers Totals (2 yrs)205.8216000016023.7271915713190001.7210.472.725.047.377.371.461.000
    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%
    1980Columbus AstrosSouAAhou-23p---1280200000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1983Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou126p---2393000000000100000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    1984Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-27p---3497340000000100000.571.571.5711.142740.000.000.6670.0014.290.000.00.000.0
    1985Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-28p---4251000000000101000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3828pL-S-E-P4324010000001100000.250.400.250.650510.250.000.33320.0020.001.000.00.000.0
    1986Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-29p---5356000000000102000.000.000.000.000800.000.000.0000.0012.500.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (1 yrs)324010000001100000.250.400.250.650510.250.000.33320.0020.001.000.00.000.0
    National League Totals (1 yrs)324010000001100000.250.400.250.650510.250.000.33320.0020.001.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals17617540000000403000.235.235.235.4702040.000.000.3080.0020.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals14817340000000403000.235.235.235.4702040.000.000.3080.0020.000.000.00.000.0
    Chicago Cubs Totals (1 yrs)324010000001100000.250.400.250.650510.250.000.33320.0020.001.000.00.000.0
    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
    1978Gulf Coast Astros GCLRk21P200.00100111.0000.500.003.7100.015
    1978Daytona AstrosFSLA+21P900.02100331.0000.300.006.7100.013
    1979Columbus AstrosSouAA22P2600.09160225251.0001.000.0018.2100.05
    1981Tucson TorosPCLAAA24P3400.01217203129.9350.900.0024.5100.03
    1982Hawaii IslandersPCLAAA25P3700.0519232624.9230.600.0025.7100.02
    1983Tucson TorosPCLAAA26P3700.0412101716.9410.400.0026.194.93
    1984Iowa CubsAmerAAA27P4900.07140121211.0000.400.0031.8100.02
    1984Chicago CubsNLMLB27P305.11000111.0000.300.201.9100.016
    1985Iowa CubsAmerAAA28P2500.03610109.9000.400.0017.7100.06
    1985Chicago CubsNLMLB28P32046.10901991.0000.300.2019.9100.06
    1986Iowa CubsAmerAAA29P3400.0321112524.9600.700.0023.997.12
    1986Texas RangersALMLB29P503.00200221.0000.400.673.1100.015
    1987Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAA30P700.01200331.0000.400.005.0100.013
    1987Toledo Mud HensILAAA30P400.01300441.0001.000.002.9100.017
    1987Texas RangersALMLB30P11020.20501551.0000.500.256.8100.012
    1988Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAA31P400.01000111.0000.300.002.8100.019
    MLB Totals - (P)510741160217171.0000.300.230.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)23100379475138131.9490.600.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)26009160225251.0001.000.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (P)9002100331.0000.300.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (P)2000100111.0000.500.000.00.00
    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
    1978Minor11----------
    1979Minor26----------
    1981Minor34----------
    1982Minor37----------
    1983Minor37----------
    1984MLB3----------
    1984Minor49----------
    1985MLB32----------
    1985Minor25----------
    1986MLB5----------
    1986Minor34----------
    1987MLB11----------
    1987Minor11----------
    1988Minor4----------
    Totals319----------