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Leon RobertsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1972-1984 MLB Years: 1974-1984
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PositionsOF-788, DH-34, P-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLeon Kauffman Roberts
Height6-3Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 22,1951 [67.153]PlaceVicksburg,Michigan
High SchoolPortage Northern (Portage,MI)
CollegeUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor,MI)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 10th round (236th overall) of the 1972 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 3,1974 [23.224]
OrganizationsDET [4] SEA [3] HOU [2] KCA [2] TEX [2] TOR [1] Awards0Awards Voting1-3
TBC Player ID17210Retrosheet IDrobel001MLBAM ID121281
RelationshipsFather of J.D. Roberts
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed47Power61Contact50XBH60RBIs53Runs42Hitting60Durability42Team.460Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1972LakelandFSLA+-21742543678143552000000000.307.307.445.75211322254.293.138.138.3400.000.000.001.9750.8028.21
1972Rocky MountCaroA+-21622461002000000000.273.273.318.5917122.273.045.045.2680.000.000.000.000.0016.67
1972Totals for A+-A+         802764084153554000000000.304.304.435.73912023276.292.131.130.3340.000.000.001.8155.2027.38
1973MontgomerySouAA-22133489871443011470000000000.294.294.446.74021845489.274.152.151.3310.000.000.002.8634.9331.25
1974EvansvilleAmerAAA-23132481741373141279000000000.285.285.441.72621247481.267.156.156.3270.000.000.002.4940.0834.31
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet44of23176351732070231000013.270.303.381.68424566.321.111.127.3054.5515.153.330.000.0029.41
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet44of2412944751115175103837369445419.257.316.385.70117232496.303.128.199.3217.2618.952.612.0244.7027.83
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22of2587235316811273310194331212.289.347.443.79010420260.326.154.238.3627.3116.542.262.6933.5729.41
1977Charleston CharliesILAAAhou-26732643979202234146342932300.299.382.413.79510924306.326.114.273.35811.119.480.850.65132.0030.38
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22of261927120002001800001.074.107.074.1812028.105.000.037.0903.5728.578.000.000.000.00
1978Seattle MarinersALMLBsea8of2713447278142217229263415283427.301.364.515.87924350528.299.214.307.3917.779.851.274.1721.4535.21
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea8of2814045061122246155433566427368.271.352.451.80320345518.286.180.304.35410.8112.361.142.9030.0036.89
1980Seattle MarinersALMLBsea8of2911937448941831033844359136112.251.325.396.72114831427.270.145.270.32510.0713.821.372.3437.4032.98
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex7,16of3072233266517243134253812528.279.345.421.7669823266.311.142.245.3459.4014.291.521.5058.2535.38
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex7of31317371730160041411114.233.278.315.59323480.271.082.137.2645.0017.503.501.2573.0023.53
1982Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor3dh-of314010562440151171600103.229.274.295.569315113.258.066.133.2606.1914.162.290.88105.0020.83
1972Totals for AL-AL         7117813417021111113011217.230.276.303.579549193.264.073.135.2665.7015.542.731.0489.0021.95
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca16of328421324557082411172711217.258.313.404.7178615234.261.146.225.3207.2611.541.593.4226.6327.27
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca16of3329454101103004310001.222.300.289.58913250.238.067.156.2758.006.000.750.000.0020.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter9012737342731126287832826252564282223281665.267.332.419.75111472323066.289.152.246.0008.3513.961.672.5435.0931.74
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter4181510240444961033237146342932300.294.310.436.7466591391552.283.142.170.0002.191.870.852.1345.7631.31
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter20574511321651614113146342932300.290.322.431.75332171787.287.141.197.0004.323.680.851.7853.2132.87
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter133489871443011470000000000.294.294.446.74021845489.274.152.151.0000.000.000.002.8634.9331.25
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter802764084153554000000000.304.304.435.73912023276.292.131.130.0000.000.000.001.8155.2027.38
Seattle Mariners Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter39312961873586316471791710140175111313927.276.349.458.8075941261473.286.182.296.0009.5011.881.253.1927.5735.20
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1465105613220710453939104454212.259.314.384.69819637562.305.125.190.0006.9418.512.671.7851.0028.03
Texas Rangers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1033063382202537342952236312.268.329.395.72412127346.302.127.219.0008.3815.031.791.4561.2032.93
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter106262327011273510205131213.267.324.405.72910620288.306.138.218.0006.9417.712.552.4337.4328.57
Kansas City Royals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter11325828658182711213021218.252.311.384.6959917284.257.132.213.0007.3910.561.432.8232.2526.15
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4010562440151171600103.229.274.295.569315113.258.066.133.0006.1914.162.290.88105.0020.83
Average MLB - Per 162 games162492611312351459544677445312.267.332.419.75120642551.289.152.246.0008.3513.961.672.5435.0931.74
Average Minor - Per 162 games16258593172374139252131111100.294.310.436.74625554601.283.142.170.0002.191.870.852.1345.7631.31

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca16Rel330027.0010100101.04331110005.0036.009.009.009.001.00-16.77
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0027.0010100101.04331110005.0036.009.009.009.001.00-14.00
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0027.0010100101.04331110005.0036.009.009.009.001.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings0027.002200220002200220.08806606602202202200005.0036.009.009.009.001.00-14.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet23OF17--25-2-2725.9261.47------17100.010.5
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet24OF127--2681052283278.9822.19------12998.479.9
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet24DH1---------------1290.80.6
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25OF60--9912-102100.9801.67------8769.037.0
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26OF9--32--551.0000.56------1947.45.6
1978Seattle MarinersALMLBsea27OF128--2961084314306.9752.39------13495.580.0
1978Seattle MarinersALMLBsea27DH2---------------1341.51.3
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea28OF136--286652297292.9832.15------14097.184.0
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea28DH1---------------1400.70.6
1980Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29OF104--238641248244.9842.35------11987.464.2
1980Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29DH4---------------1193.42.5
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex30OF71--13021-133132.9921.86------7298.667.6
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex31OF28--42---42421.0001.50------3190.317.3
1982Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31DH21---------------4052.513.0
1982Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31OF16--24---24241.0001.50------4040.09.9
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex31DH1---------------313.20.6
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32OF76--13933-145142.9791.87------8490.546.9
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32DH1---------------841.20.6
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33OF16--24---24241.0001.50------2955.29.9
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33DH3---------------2910.31.9
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33P1-1-------------293.40.6
MLB Totals for OF - 11 season(s)-   OF788--15744030916441614.9822.05------7880.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 7 season(s)-   DH34---------------340.00.0
MLB Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1-1-------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1974Detroit TigersALMLBdet23---------17-
1975Detroit TigersALMLBdet24---------1271
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25---------60-
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26---------9-
1978Seattle MarinersALMLBsea27---------1282
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea28---------1361
1980Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29---------1044
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex30---------71-
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex31---------281
1982Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31---------1621
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32---------761
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca331--------163

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1985Nashville SoundsAmerAAAMinordet34Manager1417170.5042.52 
1986Nashville SoundsAmerAAAMinordet35Manager1426874.47912.03 
1987Toledo Mud HensILAAAMinordet36Manager1407070.50011.05 
1988Fayetteville GeneralsSALAMinordet37Manager1356273.45915.04 
1992Durham BullsCaroA+Minoratl41Manager693732.536--1 
1993Durham BullsCaroA+Minoratl42Manager1386969.5002.03 
1994Macon BravesSALAMinoratl43Manager1377364.53313.53 
1999Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba48Hitting Coach1626993.42629.05Larry Rothschild
2000Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba49Hitting Coach1616992.42918.05Larry Rothschild
2007Richmond BravesILAAAMinoratl56Hitting Coach1417764.5462.02Dave BrundageLeague Champions
2012Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAMinorhou61Hitting Coach1437865.5451.52Tony DeFrancesco
2014Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAMinorhou63Hitting Coach1447470.5142.53Tony DeFrancesco
2015Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAMinorhou64Hitting Coach1438459.587--1Tony DeFrancescoLeague Champions
2017Northwest Arkansas NaturalsTexAAMinorkca66Hitting Coach702842.40016.04Vance WilsonLost in Semi-Finals
2018Northwest Arkansas NaturalsTexAAMinorkca67Hitting Coach000.000--0Mike Rojas
* 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
1984-10-10Released by Royals. 
1983-02-05TradeTraded by Blue Jays to Royals for Cecil Fielder. 
1982-07-15Purchased by Blue Jays from Rangers. 
1980-12-12TradeTraded by Mariners with Willie Horton, Larry Cox, Mario Mendoza and Rick Honeycutt to Rangers for Steve Finch, Brian Allard, Jerry Don Gleaton, Ken Clay, Rick Auerbach and Richie Zisk. 
1977-12-05TradeTraded by Astros to Mariners for Jimmy Sexton. 
1975-12-06TradeTraded by Tigers with Mark Lemongello, Gene Pentz and Terry Humphrey to Astros for Jim Crawford, Dave Roberts and Milt May. 
* 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.