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John StephensonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1963-1973 MLB Years: 1964-1973
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PositionsC-330, 3B-15, OF-12Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Herman Stephenson
Height5-11Weight180BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateApril 13,1941 [77.125]PlaceSouth Portsmouth,Kentucky
CollegeWilliam Carey University (Hattiesburg,MS)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1963 by the New York Mets.
MLB DebutApril 14,1964 [23.001]
OrganizationsNYN [5] CAL [3] SFN [3] CHN [2] Awards0
TBC Player ID18444Retrosheet IDstepj102MLBAM ID122754
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed23Power42Contact69XBH54RBIs57Runs41Hitting42Durability16Team.464Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1963AuburnNYPLA--2259203345363836000000000.261.261.438.6998917203.231.177.177.3080.000.000.003.9425.3832.08
1963RaleighCaroA+-2215000000000000000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1963Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         60208345363836000000000.255.255.428.6838917208.225.173.173.3000.000.000.003.8526.0032.08
1964BuffaloILAAA-2351151214571942000000000.298.298.536.8348117151.254.238.238.3650.000.000.005.9616.7837.78
1964New York MetsNLMLBnyn493b-of2337572900120041810000.158.226.211.43712162.211.053.123.2066.4529.034.501.6157.0011.11
1965BuffaloILAAA-2444136133230512000000000.235.235.368.603508136.206.133.132.2670.000.000.003.6827.2025.00
1965New York MetsNLMLBnyn19c2462121926504150181902027.215.264.355.619439131.224.140.198.2726.1114.502.383.0530.2534.62
1966New York MetsNLMLBnyn12c25631431728111110082820007.196.248.238.486343153.237.042.098.2245.2318.303.500.65143.0010.71
1967TacomaPCLAAA-26916130000000000000.188.188.188.3763016.188.000.000.1690.000.000.000.000.000.00
1967JacksonvilleILAAA-2638115102851216000000000.243.243.357.600418115.230.114.113.2680.000.000.001.7457.5028.57
1967Totals for AAA-AAA         47131113151216000000000.237.237.336.573448131.225.099.099.2560.000.000.001.5365.5025.81
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn6c2618493113105001611011.224.255.327.58216452.256.103.122.2541.9211.546.000.000.0036.36
1968PhoenixPCLAAA-2760194244470421000000000.227.227.325.5526311194.211.098.098.2510.000.000.002.0648.5025.00
1968Chicago CubsNLMLBchn62722000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1969PhoenixPCLAAA-28782883884152653000000000.292.292.420.71212123288.277.128.128.3190.000.000.002.0848.0027.38
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn10c282227262003000401102.222.214.296.5108229.250.074.074.2240.0013.790.000.000.0033.33
1970PhoenixPCLAAA-29441632251131429000000000.313.313.479.7927818163.296.166.166.3490.000.000.002.4540.7535.29
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn5c292343331006002700101.070.109.093.2024146.081.023.070.0984.3515.223.500.000.0033.33
1971California AngelsALMLBcal37c3098279246117032500222132269.219.281.312.5938720308.226.093.172.2677.146.820.950.9793.0032.79
1972Salt Lake CityPCLAAA-3118528153013000000000.288.288.404.69221452.275.116.115.3140.000.000.001.9252.0026.67
1972California AngelsALMLBcal37c31661461440312170011840057.274.342.349.691516161.279.075.151.3106.834.970.731.2473.0015.00
1973California AngelsALMLBcal11c32601229305019007712014.246.292.311.603386132.254.065.123.2765.305.301.000.76122.0020.00
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter451989832143731293016311812841538.216.271.296.567293521076.234.080.143.0005.8610.971.871.1282.4224.30
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter402132317135559839212000000000.268.268.413.6815471061323.246.145.145.0000.000.000.002.9533.9229.86
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter342111513730253531176000000000.271.271.411.682458891115.250.140.140.0000.000.000.002.7835.9729.47
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter15000000000000000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter59203345363836000000000.261.261.438.6998917203.231.177.177.0000.000.000.003.9425.3832.08
California Angels Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter224547471312516510040368421220.239.300.322.62217632601.247.083.155.0006.665.990.901.0091.1724.43
New York Mets Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter162321286361628012065320214.196.250.277.5278913346.228.081.140.0005.7818.793.251.7353.5020.63
San Francisco Giants Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter45705930090021101203.129.149.171.32012375.148.042.071.0002.6714.675.500.000.0033.33
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter20513113105001611011.216.245.314.55916454.244.098.118.0001.8511.116.000.000.0036.36
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623553077131433002342431514.216.271.296.56710519387.234.080.143.0005.8610.971.871.1282.4224.30
Average Minor - Per 162 games162533691432431685000000000.268.268.413.68122043533.246.145.145.0000.000.000.002.9533.9229.86

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1964New York MetsNLMLBnyn233B14--618613024.8001.71------3737.88.6
1964New York MetsNLMLBnyn23OF8--4---441.0000.50------3721.64.9
1965New York MetsNLMLBnyn24C47--1461331162159.9813.38-----56275.829.0
1965New York MetsNLMLBnyn24OF2--1---111.0000.50------623.21.2
1966New York MetsNLMLBnyn25C52--1873064223217.9734.17-----66382.532.3
1966New York MetsNLMLBnyn25OF1---------------631.60.6
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26C13--678-275751.0005.77------1872.28.1
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28C9--1511-1716.9411.78-4-100.0-2240.95.6
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn283B1----2-2---------224.50.6
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29C9--528-160601.0006.67------2339.15.6
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29OF1---------------234.30.6
1971California AngelsALMLBcal30C88--4343343471467.9925.31-----119889.854.3
1972California AngelsALMLBcal31C56-3462731222287285.9935.090.8227975.066684.836.1
1973California AngelsALMLBcal32C56-3142321151248243.9804.340.7721775.066093.334.6
MLB Totals for C - 8 season(s)-   C330-6601406116211415431522.9864.612.31521676.5343300.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B15--618813224.7501.60------150.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF12--5---551.0000.42------120.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1964New York MetsNLMLBnyn23-----14---8-
1965New York MetsNLMLBnyn24-47-------2-
1966New York MetsNLMLBnyn25-52-------1-
1967Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26-13---------
1969San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28-9---1-----
1970San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29-9-------1-
1971California AngelsALMLBcal30-88---------
1972California AngelsALMLBcal31-56---------
1973California AngelsALMLBcal32-56---------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1995Gulf Coast Mets GCLRkMinornyn54Manager573819.6672.52 
1996Kingsport MetsAppRkMinornyn55Manager674819.716--1 Lost in Finals
1998Gulf Coast Mets GCLRkMinornyn57Manager592435.40713.54 
1999Gulf Coast Mets GCLRkMinornyn58Manager603921.650--1 League Champions
2000Columbia BombersSALAMinornyn59Manager1375681.40934.00 
2001St. Lucie MetsFSLA+Minornyn60Hitting Coach1396376.45319.06Ron Johnson
2002Columbia BombersSALAMinornyn61Hitting Coach1397564.5404.02Tony TijerinaLost in Semi-Finals
* 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
1968-04-17Released by Cubs. 
1968-04-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1967-06-17TradeTraded by Mets with Rob Gardner to Cubs for Bob Hendley. 
1963-05-30ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Mets. 
* 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.