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John OrtonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1987-1996 MLB Years: 1989-1993
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Drafted
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsC-514, 1B-3, OF-2, DH-1Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Andrew Orton
Height6-1Weight195BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 8,1965 [52.314]PlaceSanta Cruz,California
High SchoolSoquel (Soquel,CA)
CollegeCal Poly (San Luis Obispo,CA)

DraftedSelected by the California Angels [Team Picks] in the 1st round (25th overall) of the 1987 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the New York Mets [Team Picks] in the 17th round (419th overall) of the 1984 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1988-CAL-#3 ... 1989-CAL-#9 ... 1990-CAL-#1
MLB DebutAugust 20,1989 [23.255]
OrganizationsCAL [8] ATL [2] NYN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID16210Retrosheet IDortoj001MLBAM ID120080
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Player Notes:   Member of the 1986 United States National Baseball team
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed37Power62Contact16XBH65RBIs51Runs54Hitting32Durability33Team.506Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1987Cal PolyCollegeJrc21501743561101113080253700000.351.432.6091.04110622199.397.258.448.44612.5618.591.485.5315.8236.07
1987Salem AngelsNwstA-cal-of215117631468183662326171210.261.392.455.8478017218.349.194.398.37414.6827.981.913.6722.0036.96
1987Midland AngelsTexAAcal-c21513121000002310000.154.313.231.5443116.200.077.231.26912.5018.751.500.000.0050.00
1987Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         5618932489183662346481210.254.386.439.8258318234.336.185.386.36714.5327.351.883.4223.6337.50
1988Palm Springs AngelsCalifA+cal-c2268230424661128524579102000.200.354.248.602578287.300.048.257.29815.6827.531.760.35230.0017.39
1989Midland AngelsTexAAcal-c239934451802061053213710276710.233.314.413.72714236401.293.180.291.3269.2325.442.762.4934.4045.00
1989California AngelsALMLBcal14c2316394710040021701000.179.220.205.4258142.318.026.077.1994.7640.488.500.000.0014.29
1990Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-c245017429428062642196301110.241.314.391.7056814195.340.150.270.3189.7432.313.323.0829.0033.33
1990California AngelsALMLBcal14c24318481650160153112002.190.244.286.53024692.288.096.143.2445.4333.706.201.0984.0037.50
1991Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-c2576245395514153250316654210.224.322.351.6738620287.284.127.273.30910.8023.002.131.7449.0036.36
1991California AngelsALMLBcal14c252969714400301101714002.203.313.261.57418484.269.058.188.27611.9020.241.700.000.0028.57
1992Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-c264914928389332535283234200.255.379.416.7956215186.302.161.336.36415.0517.201.141.6149.6739.47
1992California AngelsALMLBcal14c26431141125302121173222001.219.276.298.574345125.288.079.140.2685.6025.604.571.6057.0020.00
1993Palm Springs AngelsCalifA+cal-c2727000000001100000.000.125.000.125008.000.000.143.08912.5012.501.000.000.000.00
1993California AngelsALMLBcal14c27379551850141272412001.189.252.274.526266105.243.085.147.2436.6722.863.430.9595.0033.33
1994Richmond BravesILAAAatl-c28368131030120053000103.123.172.198.37016487.176.075.136.1695.7534.486.001.1581.0040.00
1995Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-c295617020498032013144530004.288.353.388.7416611187.377.100.171.3367.4924.063.211.6056.6722.45
1995Richmond BravesILAAAatl-c2917506930162232211101.180.236.300.53615456.286.120.180.2405.3639.297.331.7950.0044.44
1995Totals for IL-IL         73220265811042635176741105.264.326.368.6948115243.360.104.173.3147.0027.573.941.6555.0025.86
1996Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAcal-c30618010000002500000.056.150.056.2061020.077.000.111.11710.0025.002.500.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter15640135801804292531121511006.200.265.274.53911022448.275.074.145.0006.9227.013.900.89100.2527.50
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter5151657250378801238228281721950937191648.228.329.360.6895961301948.302.132.270.00011.2426.132.321.9543.6134.39
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter2908871252044541911115121022631210728.230.315.354.669314681018.302.124.242.00010.0225.832.581.8746.6833.33
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter10435752822161053213910586710.230.314.406.72014537417.289.176.289.0009.3525.182.692.4035.7045.12
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter70237424661128524680102000.194.348.241.589578295.288.047.253.00015.5927.121.740.34237.0017.39
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5117631468183662326171210.261.392.455.8478017218.349.194.398.00014.6827.981.913.6722.0036.96
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter501743561101113080253700000.351.432.6091.04110622199.397.258.448.00012.5618.591.485.5315.8236.07
California Angels Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter15640135801804292531121511006.200.265.274.53911022448.275.074.145.0006.9227.013.900.89100.2527.50
Average MLB - Per 162 games16241636831904302532126511006.200.265.274.53911423465.275.074.145.0006.9227.013.900.89100.2527.50
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625217911925412729569160126513.228.329.360.68918741613.302.132.270.00011.2426.132.321.9543.6134.39

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1987Salem Angels NwstA-cal21OF1--1---111.0001.00------512.01.3
1987Midland Angels TexAAcal21C5--2651-3231.9696.20-----35100.03.7
1988Palm Springs Angels CalifA+cal22C36--2352784270262.9707.28-----66852.925.4
1989Midland Angels TexAAcal23C78--44052312495492.9946.31-----89978.857.4
1989Midland Angels TexAAcal231B3--264123130.96810.00------993.02.2
1989California AngelsALMLBcal23C16--767138483.9885.19-7558.3-16100.09.9
1990Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal24C48--2773675320313.9786.52-----55096.034.0
1990California AngelsALMLBcal24C31--1391521156154.9874.97-15865.2131100.019.1
1991Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal25C69--3974977453446.9856.46-----27690.850.7
1991California AngelsALMLBcal25C28--1452313169168.9946.00-161159.312996.617.3
1991California AngelsALMLBcal25DH1---------------293.40.6
1992Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal26C44--2653122298296.9936.73-----14989.830.8
1992California AngelsALMLBcal26C43--2382353266261.9816.07-221855.0143100.026.5
1993Palm Springs Angels CalifA+cal27C2--111--12121.0006.00------2100.01.5
1993California AngelsALMLBcal27C35--1841744205201.9805.74-17965.413794.621.6
1993California AngelsALMLBcal27OF1--1---111.0001.00------372.70.6
1994Richmond Braves ILAAAatl28C13--9193-103100.9717.69------3636.19.2
1995Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn29C46--2903825330328.9947.13-----35682.132.4
1995Richmond Braves ILAAAatl29C17--8310-193931.0005.47------17100.012.1
1996Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcal30C3--212-223231.0007.67------650.02.2
MLB Totals for C - 5 season(s)-   C153--782851314880867.9855.67-775160.241530.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 6 season(s)-   C240--1424175212216201599.9876.66-----112400.00.0
AA Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C83--46657412527523.9926.30-----11830.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B3--264123130.96810.00------30.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C38--2462884282274.9727.21-----6380.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1987Salem Angels NwstA-cal21---------1-
1987Midland Angels TexAAcal21-5---------
1988Palm Springs Angels CalifA+cal22-36---------
1989Midland Angels TexAAcal23-783--------
1989California AngelsALMLBcal23-16---------
1990Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal24-48---------
1990California AngelsALMLBcal24-31---------
1991Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal25-69---------
1991California AngelsALMLBcal25-28--------1
1992Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal26-44---------
1992California AngelsALMLBcal26-43---------
1993Palm Springs Angels CalifA+cal27-2---------
1993California AngelsALMLBcal27-35-------1-
1994Richmond Braves ILAAAatl28-13---------
1995Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn29-46---------
1995Richmond Braves ILAAAatl29-17---------
1996Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcal30-3---------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1999Lake Elsinore StormCalifA+Minorana33Hitting Coach1346371.47013.54Mario Mendoza
2001Bristol White SoxAppRkMinorcha35Manager653926.6003.02 
2002Kannapolis IntimidatorsSALAMinorcha36Manager1406674.47117.56 
2003Kannapolis IntimidatorsSALAMinorcha37Manager1375582.40140.58 
2004Great Falls White SoxPioRkMinorcha38Manager754233.560--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
2005Great Falls White SoxPioRkMinorcha39Manager763244.42114.04 
2006Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha40Minor League Catching Coordinator1629072.5566.03Ozzie Guillen
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha41Minor League Catching Coordinator1627290.44424.04Ozzie Guillen
2008Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha42Minor League Catching Coordinator1638974.546--1Ozzie GuillenLost in 1st Round (Rays)
2009Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha43Minor League Catching Coordinator1627983.4887.54Ozzie Guillen
2010Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha44Minor League Catching Coordinator1628874.5436.02Ozzie Guillen
2011Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha45Minor League Catching Coordinator1627983.48816.03Ozzie Guillen,Don Cooper
2012Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha46Minor League Catching Coordinator1628577.5253.02Robin Ventura
2013Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha47Minor League Catching Coordinator1626399.38930.05Robin Ventura
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha48Minor League Catching Coordinator1627389.45117.04Robin Ventura
2015Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha49Minor League Catching Coordinator1627686.46919.04Robin Ventura
* 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

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1993-10-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* 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.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1989California AngelsTeam Payroll2362,500-69134-429,80262,50062,500
1990California AngelsTeam Payroll24100,000-64938-515,727100,000162,500
1991California AngelsTeam Payroll25120,000-5482821742,231100,000282,500
1992California AngelsTeam Payroll26130,000-6002625962,245109,000412,500
1993California AngelsTeam Payroll27160,000-5782236968,431109,000572,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red