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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
John Alexander Messersmith
Stat Years
1966-1979  [mlb] 1968-1979
Height/Weight
6-1 / 200
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (344)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
Western (Anaheim,CA)
Colleges
University of California (Berkeley, California)
Draft
Selected by the California Angels in Round #1 (#12 overall) of the 1966 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Sec Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1968-07-04 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.332)
Service Time
Organizations
CAL [5] LAN [4] ATL [2] NYA [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 15319 ... retro id: messa101 ... mlbam id: 118990
Relations
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1966SeattlePCLAAA----201---463.361800000083.0683631036590001.257.370.003.906.403.901.64.400
    1966Minor Totals: byYearAAA----201---463.3618000018083.0683631036590001.257.370.003.906.403.901.64.400
    1967El PasoTexAA----212---974.3425000000139.014473670561180001.449.320.003.637.644.732.11.563
    1967Minor Totals: byYearAA----211---974.34250000250139.014473670561180001.449.320.003.637.644.732.11.563
    1968SeattlePCLAAA----223---672.962000000085.0703428032860001.207.410.003.399.113.602.69.462
    1968California AngelsALMLBcal47223Log - Sp - Ext - Perf422.2128521923481.1442120335743110.974.870.333.878.192.322.11.667
    1968Minor Totals: byYearAAA----221---672.9620000020085.0703428032860001.207.410.003.399.113.602.69.462
    1968MLB Totals: CALbyYearMLB----221Log - Sp - Ext - Perf422.2228521923481.3442120335743110.974.880.333.888.212.332.11.667
    1969California AngelsALMLBcal47234Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16112.524033102572250.016981701710021116151.086.080.613.607.602.922.11.593
    1969MLB Totals: CALbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16112.524033102572250.016981701710021116151.086.080.613.607.602.922.11.593
    1970California AngelsALMLBcal47245Log - Sp - Ext - Perf11103.013726618115194.2144756521781622061.146.660.973.617.493.472.08.524
    1970MLB Totals: CALbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf11103.013726618115194.7144756521781622061.146.670.973.617.513.482.08.524
    1971California AngelsALMLBcal47256Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20132.993838144000276.222411292161211799071.257.290.523.945.823.641.48.606
    1971MLB Totals: CALbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20133.003838144000276.722411292161211799071.257.300.523.945.833.651.48.606
    1972California AngelsALMLBcal47267Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8112.812521103442169.212556535681422121.146.630.273.617.532.972.09.421
    1972MLB Totals: CALbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8112.822521103442169.712556535681422121.146.650.273.627.552.982.09.421
    1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan47278Log - Sp - Ext - Perf14102.703333103000249.2196907524771776161.097.070.872.786.383.242.30.583
    1973MLB Totals: LANbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf14102.713333103000249.7196907524771776161.107.080.872.786.393.252.30.583
    1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan47289Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2062.593939133000292.1227938424942216331.106.990.742.896.802.862.35.769
    1974MLB Totals: LANbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2062.593939133000292.3227938424942216331.106.990.742.906.812.872.35.769
    1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan472910Log - Sp - Ext - Perf19142.294240197221321.2244928222962138051.066.830.622.695.962.572.22.576
    1975MLB Totals: LANbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf19142.304240197221321.7244928222962138051.066.840.622.695.972.582.22.576
    1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl173011Log - Sp - Ext - Perf11113.042928123111207.11668370147413510021.167.210.613.215.863.601.82.500
    1976MLB Totals: ATLbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf11113.042928123111207.31668370147413510021.167.210.613.225.873.611.82.500
    1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl17,273112Log - Sp - Ext - Perf544.40161610000102.110154501239695021.378.881.063.436.074.751.77.556
    1977MLB Totals: ATLbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf544.41161610000102.310154501239695021.378.901.063.446.084.761.77.556
    1978New York YankeesALMLBnya473213Log - Sp - Ext - Perf035.64650011022.1242114715160011.759.672.826.046.458.461.07.000
    1978MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf035.70650011022.3242114715160011.769.772.856.116.528.551.07.000
    1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan473314Log - Sp - Ext - Perf244.9111111000062.1553434934263001.437.941.304.913.754.910.76.333
    1979MLB Totals: LANbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf244.9311111000062.3553434934263001.437.971.304.933.774.930.76.333
    MLB Totals (12 yrs)130992.8634429598273049152,230.317198127091748311625707401.146.940.703.356.563.281.96.568
    American League Totals (6 yrs)59502.841741284211274613994.773036631469417784323221.156.610.623.777.103.311.88.541
    National League Totals (6 yrs)71492.8817016756163321,235.7989446395105414841384181.147.210.773.026.133.252.03.592
    Minor League Totals19203.69630000630307.028214312601242630001.328.270.003.647.714.192.12.487
    Minor: AA Totals974.34250000250139.014473670561180001.449.320.003.637.644.732.11.563
    Minor: AAA Totals10133.16380000380168.013870590681450001.237.390.003.647.773.752.13.435
    California Angels Totals (5 yrs)59472.781681234211264513972.370634530062402768323211.146.540.573.727.113.191.91.557
    Los Angeles Dodgers Totals (4 yrs)55342.671251234313221926.072230927579301637234141.107.020.772.936.193.002.12.618
    Atlanta Braves Totals (2 yrs)16153.494544133111309.72671371202611320415041.237.770.763.295.943.991.81.516
    New York Yankees Totals (1 yrs)035.70650011022.3242114715160011.769.772.856.116.528.551.07.000
    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%
    1968California AngelsALMLBcal4722pL-S-E-P129201210010001004000.100.100.150.2502431.050.050.2000.0041.670.000.00.0050.0
    1969California AngelsALMLBcal4723pL-S-E-P2427751220050082806001.156.235.182.41791142.130.026.2458.7930.773.500.00.0016.7
    1970California AngelsALMLBcal4724pL-S-E-P3387041130120002805000.157.157.243.40075174.086.086.2440.0037.330.0070.01.3336.4
    1971California AngelsALMLBcal4725pL-S-E-P4399381620250053006000.172.214.258.472104244.140.086.2304.8128.856.0046.51.9225.0
    1972California AngelsALMLBcal4726pL-S-E-P5265321030001031302000.189.232.245.47758133.132.056.2505.1722.414.330.00.0030.0
    1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan4727pL-S-E-P6348931530060051605001.169.213.202.41599183.090.033.2055.0516.163.200.00.0020.0
    1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan4728pL-S-E-P7399612238011100112804201.240.312.354.666113349.229.114.3199.7324.782.5596.00.8839.1
    1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan4729pL-S-E-P84410881740090072515202.157.212.194.406123214.102.037.2005.6920.333.570.00.0023.5
    1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl1730pL-S-E-P92967312100100041906001.179.225.194.41977131.075.015.2505.1924.684.750.00.008.3
    1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl17,2731pL-S-E-P101634242013003902000.118.189.265.4543993.235.147.1257.6923.083.0034.02.5675.0
    1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan4733pL-S-E-P111122121002000601000.091.091.136.2272331.045.045.1250.0026.090.000.00.0050.0
    MLB Totals (11 yrs)347729491243005541046212146406.170.219.232.45182616935.126.062.2315.5725.674.61145.80.6128.2
    American League Totals (5 yrs)17431320511103131016109023001.163.204.227.4313527114.118.064.2394.5530.976.81104.30.8527.5
    National League Totals (6 yrs)17341629731902410030103123405.175.231.236.4674749821.132.061.2256.3321.733.43208.00.4228.8
    California Angels Totals (5 yrs)17431320511103131016109023001.163.204.227.4313527114.118.064.2394.5530.976.81104.30.8527.5
    Los Angeles Dodgers Totals (4 yrs)1283152457160128002375115404.181.236.241.4773587617.133.060.2306.4220.953.26315.00.2829.8
    Atlanta Braves Totals (2 yrs)45101516301130072808001.158.213.218.431116224.129.060.2086.0324.144.00101.00.8625.0
    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
    1968California AngelsALMLB22P28081.1612101918.9470.600.2217.396.69
    1969California AngelsALMLB23P400250.01729525146.9021.200.1824.795.25
    1970California AngelsALMLB24P370195.01223433935.8970.900.1822.897.48
    1971California AngelsALMLB25P380277.01849527267.9311.800.2423.597.45
    1972California AngelsALMLB26P250170.09240033331.0001.300.1916.196.28
    1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB27P330249.21935505954.9151.600.2220.597.15
    1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB28P390292.11844937162.8731.600.2124.1100.04
    1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB29P420321.21143515954.9151.300.1725.995.52
    1976Atlanta BravesNLMLB30P290207.11433525247.9041.600.2317.9100.08
    1977Atlanta BravesNLMLB31P160102.1515212220.9091.300.209.9100.012
    1978New York YankeesALMLB32P6022.12200441.0000.700.183.7100.013
    1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB33P11062.1590114141.0001.300.236.8100.014
    MLB Totals - (P)34402,229136318411511.0000.000.00---------
    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
    1968MLB28----------
    1969MLB40----------
    1970MLB37----------
    1971MLB38----------
    1972MLB25----------
    1973MLB33----------
    1974MLB39----------
    1975MLB42----------
    1976MLB29----------
    1977MLB16----------
    1978MLB6----------
    1979MLB11----------
    Totals344----------
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