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John ShelbyTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1977-1992 MLB Years: 1981-1991
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Rated Prospect
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-1606, DH-16, SS-1, 2B-1Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn T. Shelby
Height6-1Weight175BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 23,1958 [60.062]PlaceLexington,Kentucky
High SchoolHenry Clay (Lexington,KY)
CollegeColumbia State Community College (Columbia,TN)

DraftedSelected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 1st round (19th overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-BAL-#1
MLB DebutSeptember 15,1981 [23.204]
OrganizationsBAL [11] LAN [4] DET [2] BOS [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID17914Retrosheet IDshelj001MLBAM ID122112
RelationshipsFather of John Shelby
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed76Power67Contact33XBH66RBIs43Runs76Hitting52Durability62Team.500Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1977Bluefield OriolesAppRkbal-196021128549102165104402100.256.288.308.5966510224.321.052.104.2704.4619.644.400.000.0018.52
1978Bluefield OriolesAppRkbal-of206424849709162574304534300.282.363.399.7629916288.320.117.250.34910.4215.631.502.0841.3322.86
1978Miami OriolesFSLA+bal-of201326461003023510000.231.333.269.6027130.286.038.077.29110.0016.671.670.000.0016.67
1978Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         77274537610162876335044300.277.360.387.74710617318.317.110.234.34410.3815.721.521.8945.6722.37
1979Miami OriolesFSLA+bal-of21132478509611633813104412057400.201.273.268.54112820538.259.067.165.2538.1822.302.730.56159.3320.83
1980Charlotte O'sSouAAbal-2213456066135271165134142212215100.241.271.361.63220244589.298.120.195.2833.7420.715.551.0293.3332.59
1981Charlotte O'sSouAAbal-of236225140591142212411273805110.235.308.335.6438417284.269.100.259.2979.5113.381.410.70125.5028.81
1981Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-of23763264286218332186165505200.264.297.405.70213232349.307.141.227.3164.5815.763.440.86108.6737.21
1981Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13857782145321255342174393010310.251.302.374.67621649633.290.123.241.3086.7914.692.160.79115.4033.79
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37of2372200000200100000.000.000.000.000002.000.0001.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1982Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-of24133548921532661652341651115112310.279.340.436.77623948615.326.157.283.3468.2918.702.252.6034.2531.37
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37of2426358113012010500000.314.314.486.80017435.345.172.143.3530.0014.290.002.8635.0036.36
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37of251263255284152527152186406022.258.297.363.66011822349.309.105.200.2955.1618.343.561.4365.0026.19
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37of2612838344801256301242071012004.209.248.313.56112023415.242.104.178.2544.8217.113.551.4563.8328.75
1985Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-of27522063159164821144193501320.286.342.519.86110728229.307.233.374.3718.3015.281.843.4925.7547.46
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37of27692052858627275174402004.283.307.434.7418915214.331.151.205.3273.2720.566.293.2729.2925.86
1986Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37of2813540454921441149186187522203.228.263.364.62714729428.253.136.210.2784.2117.524.172.5736.7331.52
1987Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-of29624562012115410010.250.400.458.85811330.263.208.417.37116.6713.330.803.3324.0050.00
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37of2921324600130111301000.188.212.281.4939134.278.093.094.2182.9438.2413.002.9432.0016.67
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31of29120476611322602169166319711929.277.317.464.78122147518.302.187.273.3345.9818.733.134.0522.6735.61
1987Totals for MLB-MLB         1415086513826022721673211012929.272.311.453.76423048552.301.181.262.3275.8019.933.443.9923.0934.78
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31of3014049465130236106416544128016513.263.320.395.71519539545.331.132.243.3188.0723.492.911.8349.4030.00
1989Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-of313212620367342112363320100.286.326.484.8106114135.356.198.317.3604.4424.445.502.9631.5038.89
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31of311083452863111112107259200156.183.237.229.4667913371.245.046.128.2136.7424.803.680.27345.0020.63
1990Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-of32519261001002100000.316.381.368.7497121.333.052.158.3459.524.760.500.000.0016.67
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31of322524261002100700001.250.250.292.5427124.353.042.083.2430.0029.170.000.000.0016.67
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet25of327822222559342035105106006.248.280.369.6498216238.305.121.158.2924.2021.435.101.6855.5029.09
1990Totals for MLB-MLB         103246246110342245105806007.248.277.362.6398917262.310.114.150.2873.8222.145.801.5361.5027.87
1991Detroit TigersALMLBdet25of3353143192281380282311013.154.204.287.4914112153.162.133.175.2205.2315.032.881.9647.6754.55
1992Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-of3412746856962741764634712505330.205.276.389.66518248523.240.184.291.2998.9923.902.663.2527.5350.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter1036309038973912824703139840182671432181551.239.281.364.64511252223326.283.125.203.0005.4720.173.692.1044.1430.04
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter896349148586216848663521697928274214462280.247.304.379.68313242823855.294.132.239.0007.3219.252.631.7152.8932.71
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter4311717248442100254919385331463684231270.257.315.430.7457391741902.300.173.288.0007.6819.352.522.5835.0439.37
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1968111061943815872582549160110210.239.283.353.63628661873.288.114.215.0005.6118.333.270.92101.3831.44
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1455045410212634113124712567400.202.276.268.54413521568.261.066.161.0008.2722.012.660.53168.0020.59
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter12445977124182646139408936400.270.330.357.68716426512.321.087.183.0007.8117.382.231.1776.5020.97
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter51213861923315013311385215642732232213.239.273.361.634500941477.277.122.195.0004.3318.484.272.1044.7128.40
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter393133915633161732147431810032412161229.247.297.375.6725021001458.299.128.221.0006.8622.223.242.1941.8430.21
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter131365417717472837187417019.211.250.337.58712328391.246.126.164.0004.6018.934.111.7952.1436.36
Average MLB - Per 162 games1624836111620411491562810515328.239.281.364.64517635520.283.125.203.0005.4720.173.692.1044.1430.04
Average Minor - Per 162 games16263188156309126431145113438410.247.304.379.68323951697.294.132.239.0007.3219.252.631.7152.8932.71

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Bluefield Orioles AppRkbal20OF64--1281163145139.9592.17------64100.092.8
1978Miami Orioles FSLA+bal20OF11--142211816.8891.45------1384.67.8
1979Miami Orioles FSLA+bal21OF129--2522287282274.9722.12------13297.791.5
1979Miami Orioles FSLA+bal21SS1--2---221.0002.00------1320.80.7
1981Charlotte O's SouAAbal23OF57--120310-133123.9252.16------6291.939.9
1981Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal23OF76--189864203197.9702.59------76100.054.7
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23OF4--1---111.0000.25------757.13.8
1982Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal24OF133--3311383352344.9772.59------133100.095.0
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24OF24--201-121211.0000.88------2692.314.8
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25OF115--200943213209.9811.82------12691.371.0
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25DH1---------------1260.80.6
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26OF124--261921272270.9932.18------12896.976.5
1985Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal27OF52--124412129128.9922.46------52100.037.4
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27OF59--14833-154151.9812.56------6985.536.6
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27DH3---------------694.31.9
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal272B1---1--111.0001.00------691.40.6
1986Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28OF121--222552232227.9781.88------13589.674.7
1986Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28DH2---------------1351.51.2
1987Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal29OF6--14---14141.0002.33------6100.04.3
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29OF117--269983286278.9722.38------12097.572.2
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29OF19--25---25251.0001.32------2190.511.7
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29DH1---------------214.80.6
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30OF140--329761342336.9822.40------140100.087.0
1989Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan31OF30--7521-7877.9872.57------3293.821.1
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31OF98--220321225223.9912.28------10890.761.3
1990Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet32OF5--17---17171.0003.40------5100.03.5
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet32OF68--138543147143.9732.10------7887.242.0
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32OF12--8---881.0000.67------2548.07.4
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet32DH5---------------786.43.1
1991Detroit TigersALMLBdet33OF47--10842-114112.9822.38------5388.729.0
1991Detroit TigersALMLBdet33DH4---------------537.52.5
1992Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos34OF95--152121-165164.9941.73------12774.866.4
MLB Totals for OF - 11 season(s)-   OF948--194955361520402004.9822.11------9480.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH16---------------160.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 7 season(s)-   OF397--90239179958941.9822.37------3970.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF57--120310-133123.9252.16------570.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF140--26624108300290.9672.07------1400.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS1--2---221.0002.00------10.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF64--1281163145139.9592.17------640.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Bluefield Orioles AppRkbal20---------64-
1978Miami Orioles FSLA+bal20---------11-
1979Miami Orioles FSLA+bal21----1----129-
1981Charlotte O's SouAAbal23---------57-
1981Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal23---------76-
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23---------4-
1982Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal24---------133-
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24---------24-
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25---------1151
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26---------124-
1985Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal27---------52-
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27---1-----593
1986Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28---------1212
1987Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal29---------6-
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29---------117-
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29---------191
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30---------140-
1989Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan31---------30-
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31---------98-
1990Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet32---------5-
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet32---------685
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32---------12-
1991Detroit TigersALMLBdet33---------474
1992Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos34---------95-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1983Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB2539120000101300000.222.300.222.5222010.333.000.22210.0030.003.000.000.000.00
1983Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB2559140001000400000.444.444.444.888409.800.000.0000.0044.440.000.000.000.00
1988Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB307243400032051200000.167.310.167.4774029.333.000.29217.2441.382.400.000.000.00
1988Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB30518041001102700000.222.300.278.5785120.364.056.22210.0035.003.500.000.0025.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs10334600033061500000.182.308.182.4906039.333.000.27315.3838.462.500.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs10271810021021100000.296.345.333.6789129.500.037.1486.9037.935.500.000.0012.50

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1993Butte Copper KingsPioRkMinor-35Manager752649.34718.04 
1994Bakersfield DodgersCalifA+Minorlan36Manager1366967.507--0 
1995San Antonio MissionsTexAAMinorlan37Manager1366472.4718.04 
1996San Antonio MissionsTexAAMinorlan38Manager1396970.4967.03 
1997Savannah Sand GnatsSALAMinorlan39Manager1406377.45017.03 
1998Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan40First Base Coach1628379.51215.03Glenn Hoffman,Bill Russell
1999Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan41First Base Coach1627785.47523.04Davey Johnson
2000Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan42First Base Coach1628676.53111.02Davey Johnson
2001Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan43First Base Coach1628676.5316.03Jim Tracy
2002Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan44First Base Coach1629270.5686.03Jim Tracy-
2003Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan45First Base Coach1628577.52515.52Jim Tracy-
2004Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan46First Base Coach1629369.574--1Jim TracyLost in 1st Round (Cardinals)
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan47First Base Coach1627191.43811.04Jim Tracy-
2006Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit48First Base Coach1626795.41416.55Jim Tracy
2007Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit49First Base Coach1626894.42017.06Jim Tracy
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal50First Base Coach1616893.42228.55Dave Trembley
2009Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal51First Base Coach1626498.39539.05Dave Trembley
2010Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal52First Base Coach1626696.40730.05Dave Trembley,Juan Samuel,Buck Showalter
2011Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBMLBmil53Assistant Coach1629666.593--1Ron RoenickeLost in NLCS (Cardinals)
2012Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBMLBmil54Assistant Coach1628379.51214.02Ron Roenicke
2013Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBMLBmil55Assistant Coach1627488.45723.04Ron Roenicke
2014Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBMLBmil56Assistant Hitting Coach1628280.5068.03Ron Roenicke
2015Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBMLBmil57Coach1626894.42032.04Ron Roenicke
2016Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAMinorcol58Hitting Coach1437172.4972.02Glenallen Hill
* 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
1991-08-13Released by Tigers. 
1990-11-26ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1990-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1990-06-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1990-06-02Released by Dodgers. 
1989-12-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1989-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1987-05-22TradeTraded by Orioles with Brad Havens to Dodgers for Tom Niedenfuer. 
* 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
1985Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll27130,000-4652123370,78060,000130,000
1986Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll28240,000-3801946386,34760,000370,000
1987Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll29300,000-2781660344,90660,000670,000
1987Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll29300,000-2781860344,90660,000670,000
1988Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll30465,000-2281468++392,10762,5001,135,000
1989Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll31550,000-2321471++429,80262,5001,685,000
1990Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll32500,000-2991457515,727100,0002,185,000
1990Detroit TigersTeam Payroll32500,000-2991757515,727100,0002,185,000
1991Detroit TigersTeam Payroll33525,000-3231754742,231100,0002,710,000
* 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