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Johnny OatesTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1967-1981 MLB Years: 1970-1981
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PositionsC-615Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohnny Lane Oates
Height5-11Weight185BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 21,1946PlaceSylva,North Carolina
Death DateDecember 24,2004 [58.337]
High SchoolPrince George (Prince George,VA)
CollegeVirginia Tech (Blacksburg,VA)

DraftedSelected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 1967 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago White Sox [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (38th overall) of the 1966 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutSeptember 17,1970 [24.239]
OrganizationsBAL [6] ATL [3] LAN [3] NYA [2] PHI [2] Awards1Awards Voting6-151
TBC Player ID16062Retrosheet IDoatej101MLBAM ID119881
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Player Notes:   Inducted into the Virginia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 1983 ... The Texas Rangers retired his #26 on August 5, 2005 ... Inducted into Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame in 2010
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed41Power27Contact88XBH35RBIs29Runs43Hitting51Durability23Team.562Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1967BluefieldAppRk-21512551014002000000.417.500.7501.2509214.364.333.500.54614.290.000.007.1412.0040.00
1967MiamiFSLA+-214815622455231920241300000.288.383.404.7876310180.300.116.282.36013.337.220.541.6752.0022.22
1967Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         5316827506242320261300000.298.392.429.8217212194.305.131.298.37313.406.700.502.0642.0024.00
1968MiamiFSLA+-227019424519302320331400000.263.370.340.7106612227.283.077.258.33114.546.170.420.000.0023.53
1969Dallas-Fort WorthTexAA-236619124551221180020900000.288.355.387.7427415211.298.099.204.3419.484.270.450.47191.0027.27
1970RochesterILAAA-24916161004004200000.375.500.438.9387120.429.063.313.43320.0010.000.500.000.0016.67
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal12c24518250102002000100.278.333.389.7227121.263.111.222.3199.520.000.000.000.0020.00
1971RochesterILAAA-251143464996163744100493100000.277.367.402.76913926395.289.125.295.35412.417.850.631.7749.4327.08
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal12c-c2685253206612142157283105285.261.332.364.6969217288.282.103.206.3119.7210.761.111.3963.2525.76
1973Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl15c279332227806042714223116048.248.299.304.6039810351.265.056.115.2766.278.831.411.1480.5012.50
1974Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl15c2810029122651001212323240112104.223.278.268.5467811327.239.045.120.2447.037.341.040.31291.0016.92
1975Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl15c29818041000001400000.222.263.278.5415119.286.056.111.2535.2621.054.000.000.0025.00
1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi6c29902692877140125103329044106.286.359.349.7089415310.313.063.190.31910.659.350.880.32269.0019.48
1975Totals for NL-NL         982872881150125103433044106.282.354.345.6999916329.311.063.185.31510.3310.030.970.30287.0019.75
1976Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi6c303799102520080181200005.253.308.273.581272107.287.020.091.2777.4811.211.500.000.008.00
1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan5c316015618424031110111102243.269.314.353.667557171.271.084.160.2906.436.431.001.7552.0016.67
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan5c3240755231006015300010.307.350.320.67024180.319.013.067.3076.253.750.600.000.004.35
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan5c332646462002014101010.130.200.174.3748251.133.044.109.1707.841.960.250.000.0033.33
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya26c3439646123013122310001.188.224.281.50518467.183.093.109.2312.994.481.501.4964.0033.33
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya26c351026451000002000000.192.250.231.4816128.192.039.115.2297.140.000.000.000.0020.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter5931637146410562141261119141149229113832.250.309.313.622512721820.267.063.144.0007.758.191.060.77116.9317.56
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter3129151252584410121121401326900000.282.372.391.763358661047.295.109.269.00012.616.590.521.1576.2525.58
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter12336250102173748100533300000.282.373.403.77614627415.295.121.296.00012.777.950.621.6951.7126.47
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6619124551221180020900000.288.355.387.7427415211.298.099.204.0009.484.270.450.47191.0027.27
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter118350469614534240572700000.274.376.369.74512922407.291.095.269.00014.006.630.470.74116.6722.92
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter512551014002000000.417.500.7501.2509214.364.333.500.00014.290.000.007.1412.0040.00
Atlanta Braves Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2016314914917054837465911721412.236.288.287.57518122697.253.051.117.0006.608.461.280.72126.2014.77
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter127368381021601331141410441011.277.346.329.67512117417.306.052.163.0009.839.831.000.24368.0016.67
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter12627727717031912201503263.256.304.314.6188710302.261.058.126.0006.624.970.750.9992.3314.08
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter90271227112242357303105385.262.332.365.6979918309.280.103.207.0009.7110.031.031.2967.7525.35
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter499010174013124310001.189.232.267.49924595.186.078.111.0004.213.160.751.0590.0029.41
Average MLB - Per 162 games16244740112151434353941183109.250.309.313.62214020497.267.063.144.0007.758.191.060.77116.9317.56
Average Minor - Per 162 games1624756513423565870693600000.282.372.391.76318634544.295.109.269.00012.616.590.521.1576.2525.58

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24C4--301213331.9397.75------580.02.5
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26C82-6333913124424422.9955.150.67241857.148596.553.2
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26C82--3913124424422.9955.15-----48596.553.2
1973Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl27C86-7154095796475466.9815.420.65432959.7109392.553.4
1974Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28C91--4345544493489.9925.37-502764.91510091.056.2
1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi29C82--42944510478473.9905.77-262254.239091.150.6
1975Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl29C6--211--22221.0003.67-3175.01875.03.7
1976Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30C33--1551511171170.9945.15-15962.5-3789.220.4
1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31C56--2583743299295.9875.27-402066.756093.334.6
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32C24--7710419187.9563.63-13668.4-4060.014.8
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33C20--6413227977.9753.85-12763.242676.912.3
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya34C39--991011110109.9912.79-111247.8139100.024.1
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya35C10--4932-5452.9635.20-10283.3-10100.09.3
MLB Totals for C - 11 season(s)-   C615-13482807308383731533115.9885.072.3124715361.8476150.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24-4---------
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26-164---------
1973Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl27-86---------
1974Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28-91---------
1975Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi29-82---------
1975Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl29-6---------
1976Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30-33---------
1977Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31-56---------
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32-24---------
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33-20---------
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya34-39---------
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya35-10---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1976Philadelphia PhilliesChamp. SeriesMLB3011000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1977Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB3111000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1978Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB32110100000010000001.0001.0001.0002.0001021.000.0001.00050.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs22010000001000000.500.667.5001.167103.500.000.50033.330.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1982Nashville SoundsSouAAMinornya36Manager1447767.535--1 League Champions
1983Columbus ClippersILAAAMinornya37Manager1408357.593--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn38Bullpen Coach1619665.596--1Jim FreyLost NLCS (Padres)
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn39Bullpen Coach1617784.47823.54Jim Frey
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn40Bullpen Coach1607090.43837.05Gene Michael,Jim Frey,John Vukovich
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn41Bench Coach1617685.47218.56Frank Lucchesi,Gene Michael
1988Rochester Red WingsILAAAMinorbal42Manager1417764.546--1 League Champions (Tidewater)
1989Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal43Bench Coach1628775.5372.02Frank Robinson
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal44Bench Coach1617685.47211.55Frank Robinson
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal45Bench Coach1626795.41424.06Johnny Oates,Frank Robinson
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal45Manager1626795.41424.06 
1992Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal46Manager1628973.5497.03 
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal47Manager1628577.52510.03 
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal48Manager1126349.5636.52 
1995Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex49Manager1447470.5144.53 
1996Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex50Manager1629072.556--1 Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)
1997Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex51Manager1627785.47513.03 
1998Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex52Manager1628874.543--1 Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)
1999Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex53Manager1629567.586--1 Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)
2000Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex54Manager1627191.43820.54 
2001Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex55Manager1627389.45143.04 
* 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

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1996American League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1981-04-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1980-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1980-04-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1980-03-27Released by Dodgers. 
1976-12-20TradeTraded by Phillies with Quency Hill to Dodgers for Ted Sizemore. 
1975-05-07TradeTraded by Braves with Dick Allen to Phillies for Barry Bonnell, Jim Essian and Cash. 
1972-11-30TradeTraded by Orioles with Roric Harrison, Pat Dobson and Davey Johnson to Braves for Taylor Duncan and Earl Williams. 
* 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.