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Rick WaitsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1970-1986 MLB Years: 1973-1985
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Drafted

PositionsP-361, DH-9Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMichael Richard Waits
Height6-3Weight195BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateMay 15,1952 [66.133]PlaceAtlanta,Georgia
High SchoolTherrell (Atlanta,GA)

DraftedSelected by the Washington Senators II [Team Picks] in the 5th round (112th overall) of the 1970 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 17,1973 [21.125]
OrganizationsCLE [9] MIL [4] TEX [4] WS2 [2] Awards1
TBC Player ID19284Retrosheet IDwaitr001MLBAM ID123796
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Cleveland Indians in 1982
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts36Walks49Hittable37SO/BB42vsPower37Hitting0Durability48Team.474Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1970nullA--Rel18234.71909000042.0272522033370001.435.79--7.077.931.12.400-
1971nullA---Rel19593.24250250000139.01236550082980001.477.96--5.316.351.20.357-
1972nullA---Rel20883.10250250000116.01046640082840001.608.07--6.366.521.02.500-
1973nullAAA--Rel211473.92280280000154.015396670103990001.668.94--6.025.790.96.667-
1973Texas RangersALMLBtex39Rel21009.0010100111.01110100002.009.00--9.00--0.00-5.57
1974nullAAA--Rel221264.41260260000153.01529875095900001.618.94--5.595.290.95.667-
1975nullAAA--Rel23544.8411011000067.0764636037380001.6910.21--4.975.101.03.556-
1975nullAAA--Rel23154.42909000053.0552926027310001.559.34--4.585.261.15.167-
1975Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0694.65200200000120.01317562064690001.639.83--4.805.181.08.400-
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36S/R23622.941679304170.0572523325342011.177.290.383.204.351.36.7503.28
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36S/R24794.00262244210123.21436055754652101.5910.410.513.934.731.20.4383.63
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36S/R25973.993716211092135.01326760864620011.458.780.534.264.120.97.5634.03
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36ST2613153.203433115210230.0206978216869710021.278.050.633.363.791.13.4643.79
1979Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36ST2716134.44343408300231.02301231142691915041.398.961.013.553.551.00.5524.64
1980Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36ST2813144.45333309200224.023111811118821095011.409.270.723.294.371.33.4813.93
1981Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36ST298104.92222115100126.01737469744515011.7212.320.503.133.631.16.4443.58
1982Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36S/R302135.40252142000115.012874691357444011.6110.021.024.463.440.77.1334.93
1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36Rel31014.58808003019.223131019131001.6310.530.464.125.951.44.0003.47
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil36Rel31025.101028002030.0392017111202001.6711.700.303.306.001.82.0002.96
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil36Rel32243.58471460016373.0843229724490001.4810.360.862.966.042.04.3333.66
1985Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-ST331052.87161605100116.01084337622644001.128.380.471.714.972.91.667-
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil20Rel33326.5124024008147.0673734320241001.8512.830.573.834.601.20.6003.77
1986Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-S/R341184.42281993041130.014577641345725001.4610.010.903.114.971.60.579-
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter79924.2531719012747104581424.01514741674110568659371111.469.550.693.584.161.16.4621.30
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter68553.87177351428141970.0943545417195266139001.518.750.184.885.691.17.553-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter53354.0811835838141673.0689389305193293949001.519.210.254.405.271.20.602-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter234.71909000042.0272522033370001.435.79--7.077.931.12.400-
A- Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter13173.18500500000255.02271319001641820001.538.01--5.796.421.11.433-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter74844.182351874847101831273.0132365159399512566341111.449.330.703.613.991.11.468-
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter584.808137800264150.019089801155933001.6311.400.663.305.581.69.385-
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter009.0010100111.01110100002.009.00--9.00--0.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12144.254929207271220.023311410417881026021.469.550.693.584.161.16.4621.30
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15123.87408322010220.02141249541191392001.518.750.184.885.691.17.556-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil20p33241000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter601400000010100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000-1.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter241000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16231100000030300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000-1.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1973Texas RangersALMLBtex21P1-1-------------1100.00.6
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23P16-70512111817.9441.060.24-----16100.010.1
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24P26-1231020223230.9381.150.24-----3672.216.4
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24DH7---------------3619.44.4
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25P37-135424213028.9330.760.21-----37100.023.0
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25DH1---------------372.70.6
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26P34-2301949116968.9862.000.30-----34100.021.4
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26DH1---------------342.90.6
1979Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27P34-2311543-258581.0001.710.25-----34100.021.1
1980Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28P33-22410301-4140.9761.210.18-----33100.020.6
1981Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29P22-1261228-240401.0001.820.32-----22100.021.4
1982Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30P25-115623-129291.0001.160.25-----25100.015.4
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil31P10-30-41-54.8000.400.13-----10100.06.2
1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31P8-19-3--331.0000.380.16-----8100.04.9
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil32P47-73212--14141.0000.300.19-----47100.029.2
1985Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil33P16--7181-2625.9621.56------16100.011.2
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil33P24-4784--12121.0000.500.26-----24100.014.9
1986Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil34P28--628--34341.0001.21------28100.020.3
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P317-142491252810351343.9771.080.24-----3170.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH9---------------90.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P44--13461-6059.9831.34------440.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1973Texas RangersALMLBtex211----------
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2316----------
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2426---------7
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2537---------1
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2634---------1
1979Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2734----------
1980Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2833----------
1981Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2922----------
1982Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3025----------
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil3110----------
1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle318----------
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil3247----------
1985Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil3316----------
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil3324----------
1986Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil3428----------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1995Gulf Coast Mets GCLRkMinornyn43Pitching Coach573819.6672.52John Stephenson
1996Gulf Coast Mets GCLRkMinornyn44Pitching Coach592930.49212.03Mickey Brantley
1997St. Lucie MetsFSLA+Minornyn45Pitching Coach1355481.40025.06John Gibbons
1998Binghamton MetsEastAAMinornyn46Pitching Coach1428260.5771.02John GibbonsLost in Semi-Finals
1999Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn47Pitching Coach1407763.5504.53John Gibbons
2000Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn48Pitching Coach1446579.45116.53John Gibbons
2001Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn49Pitching Coach1428557.599--1John GibbonsLost in 1st Round (Louisville)
2002Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn50Pitching Coach1437073.4905.53Bobby Floyd
2003New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn51Minor League Pitching coordinator1616695.41034.55Art Howe-
2003New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn51Bullpen Coach1616695.41034.55Art Howe-
2004New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn52Minor League Pitching coordinator1627191.43825.04Art Howe-
2005New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn53Minor League Pitching coordinator1628379.5127.04Willie Randolph-
2006New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn54Minor League Pitching coordinator1629765.599--1Willie RandolphLost NLCS (Cardinals)
2007New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn55Minor League Pitching coordinator1628874.5431.02Willie Randolph
2008New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAMinornyn56Pitching Coach1416675.4688.53Ken Oberkfell
2014Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea62Pitching Coach1628775.53711.03Lloyd McClendon
2015Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea63Pitching Coach1627686.46912.04Lloyd McClendon
* 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
1979American League Player of the Week (April 2-April 8)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1986-02-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1985-11-14Released by Brewers. 
1983-06-06TradeTraded by Indians with Rick Manning to Brewers for Ernie Camacho, Jamie Easterly and Gorman Thomas. 
1982-01-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1981-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1975-06-13TradeTraded by Rangers with Jackie Brown, Jim Bibby and Cash to Indians for Gaylord Perry. 
* 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
1985Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll33460,000-2371461++370,78060,000460,000
* 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