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Andy MessersmithTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1964-1979 MLB Years: 1968-1979
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PositionsP-344Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Alexander Messersmith
Height6-1Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 6,1945 [73.015]PlaceToms River,New Jersey
High SchoolWestern (Anaheim,CA)
CollegeUniversity of California (Berkeley,CA)

DraftedSelected by the California Angels [Team Picks] in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 1966 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (53rd overall) of the 1965 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutJuly 4,1968 [22.332]
OrganizationsCAL [7] LAN [4] ATL [2] NYA [1] Awards5Awards Voting6-75
TBC Player ID15319Retrosheet IDmessa101MLBAM ID118990
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Player Notes:   First player ever drafted out of the University of California in 1965 ... Opening day starter for California Angels in 1970,1972 and for Atlanta Braves 1977
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts79Walks46Hittable84SO/BB65vsPower84Hitting57Durability60Team.494Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1965CaliforniaCollegeNCAASoS/R19821.6313112700083.0602015024970001.016.51--2.6010.524.04.800-
1966nullAAA--Rel20463.3618018000083.0683631036590001.257.37--3.906.401.64.400-
1967nullAA--Rel21974.34250250000139.014473670561180001.449.32--3.637.642.11.563-
1968nullAAA--Rel22672.9620020000085.0703428032860001.207.41--3.399.112.69.462-
1968California AngelsALMLBcal47Rel22422.2128523219481.0442120335743110.974.870.333.878.192.11.6672.37
1969California AngelsALMLBcal47ST2316112.524033710252250.016981701710021116151.086.080.613.607.602.11.5932.97
1970California AngelsALMLBcal47ST2411103.013726116185194.2144756521781622061.146.660.973.617.492.08.5243.67
1971California AngelsALMLBcal47ST2520132.993838014400276.222411292161211799071.257.290.523.945.821.48.6063.30
1972California AngelsALMLBcal47S/R268112.812521410342169.212556535681422121.146.630.273.617.532.09.4212.35
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan47ST2714102.703333010300249.2196907524771776161.097.070.872.786.382.30.5833.39
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan47ST282062.593939013300292.0227938424942216331.106.990.742.896.802.35.7693.13
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan47ST2919142.294240219721321.2244928222962138051.066.830.622.695.962.22.5763.09
1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl17ST3011113.042928112311207.01668370147413510021.167.210.613.215.861.82.5003.31
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl17,27ST31544.40161601000102.010154501239695021.378.881.063.436.071.77.5564.12
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya47S/R32035.64651001022.0242114715160011.759.672.826.046.451.07.0007.38
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan47ST33244.9111110100062.0553434934263001.437.941.304.913.750.76.3335.41
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter130992.8634429549982730152226.017198127091748311625707401.146.940.703.356.561.96.5680.73
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter19203.69630630000307.028214312601242630001.328.27--3.647.712.12.487-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter10133.16380380000168.013870590681450001.237.39--3.647.772.13.435-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter974.34250250000139.014473670561180001.449.32--3.637.642.11.563-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter821.6313112700083.0602015024970001.016.51--2.6010.524.04.800-
California Angels Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter59472.781681234542112613970.070634530062402768323211.146.530.573.727.111.91.557-
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter55342.671251232431321924.072230927579301637234141.107.020.772.936.192.12.618-
Atlanta Braves Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter16153.494544113311309.22671371202611320415041.237.760.763.285.931.81.516-
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter035.64651001022.0242114715160011.759.672.826.046.451.07.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13102.863429510331220.0170807017821607141.146.940.703.356.561.96.5650.73
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14143.69450450000220.0202102900891880001.328.27--3.647.712.12.500-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968California AngelsALMLBcal47p2229201210010001004000.100.100.150.2503124.200.050.050.1130.0041.670.000.000.0050.00
1969California AngelsALMLBcal47p23427751220050082806001.156.235.182.41714291.245.026.130.2058.7930.773.500.000.0016.67
1970California AngelsALMLBcal47p24387041130120002805000.157.157.243.40017475.244.086.086.1770.0037.330.001.3370.0036.36
1971California AngelsALMLBcal47p25399381620250053006000.172.214.258.472244104.230.086.140.2204.8128.856.001.9246.5025.00
1972California AngelsALMLBcal47p26265321030001031302000.189.232.245.47713358.250.056.132.2235.1722.414.330.000.0030.00
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan47p27348931530060051605001.169.213.202.41518399.205.033.090.1965.0516.163.200.000.0020.00
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan47p28399612238011100112804201.240.312.354.666349113.319.114.229.3089.7324.782.550.8896.0039.13
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan47p294410881740090072515202.157.212.194.406214123.200.037.102.1955.6920.333.570.000.0023.53
1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl17p302967312100100041906001.179.225.194.41913177.250.015.075.2025.1924.684.750.000.008.33
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl17,27p311634242013003902000.118.189.265.4549339.125.147.235.2077.6923.083.002.5634.0075.00
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan47p331122121002000601000.091.091.136.2273123.125.045.045.1000.0026.090.000.000.0050.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter347729491243005541046212146406.170.219.232.45116935826.231.062.126.0005.5725.674.610.61145.8028.23
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1283152457160128002375115404.181.236.241.4777617358.230.060.133.0006.4220.953.260.28315.0029.82
California Angels Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter17431320511103131016109023001.163.204.227.4317114352.239.064.118.0004.5530.976.810.85104.3327.45
Atlanta Braves Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter45101516301130072808001.158.213.218.431224116.208.060.129.0006.0324.144.000.86101.0025.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623402358140225002199021203.170.219.232.4517916386.231.062.126.0005.5725.674.610.61145.8028.23

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1968California AngelsALMLBcal22P28-816121-1918.9470.640.22-----2996.617.3
1969California AngelsALMLBcal23P40-2501729525146.9021.150.18-----4295.224.7
1970California AngelsALMLBcal24P37-1941223433935.8970.950.18-----3897.422.8
1971California AngelsALMLBcal25P38-2761849527267.9311.760.24-----3997.423.5
1972California AngelsALMLBcal26P25-169924--33331.0001.320.2013572.2-2696.216.1
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27P33-24919355-5954.9151.640.2214863.643497.120.5
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28P39-2921844937162.8731.590.21-----39100.024.1
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29P42-3211143515954.9151.290.17-----4495.525.9
1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl30P29-2071433525247.9041.620.23-----29100.017.9
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl31P16-102515212220.9091.250.20-----16100.09.9
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya32P6-2222--441.0000.670.18-----6100.03.7
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33P11-6259-114141.0001.270.23-----11100.06.8
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P344-22251363184115495454.9171.320.20271367.543440.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1968California AngelsALMLBcal2228----------
1969California AngelsALMLBcal2340----------
1970California AngelsALMLBcal2437----------
1971California AngelsALMLBcal2538----------
1972California AngelsALMLBcal2625----------
1973Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2733----------
1974Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2839----------
1975Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2942----------
1976Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3029----------
1977Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl3116----------
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya326----------
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3311----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1974Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB28102.571007.0823001.5710.290.003.860.000.000.001.000
1974Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB28024.5020014.011771201.297.070.004.507.711.710.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs102.5710100007.0802030001.5710.290.003.860.000.000.001.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs024.50202000014.011070712001.297.070.004.507.711.710.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1974Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB2813000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1974Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB2824020000000200000.500.500.5001.0002041.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs13000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs24020000000200000.500.500.5001.0002041.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1974National League Gold Glove (Pitcher) ... National League Player of the Week (September 16-September 22)2
1975National League Gold Glove (Pitcher) ... National League Player of the Week (September 8-September 14)2
1976NL Pitcher of the Month (June)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1979-08-28Released by Dodgers. 
1979-02-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1978-11-06Released by Yankees. 
1977-12-07Purchased by Yankees from Braves. 
1976-04-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Braves. 
1976-03-16Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1972-11-28TradeTraded by Angels with Ken McMullen to Dodgers for Bobby Valentine, Billy Grabarkewitz, Mike Strahler, Bill Singer and Frank Robinson. 
* 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.