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Jason VaritekHigh Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 1997-2011
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

PositionsC-1787, DH-12, OF-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJason Andrew Varitek
Height6-2Weight220BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 11,1972 [45.318]PlaceRochester,Michigan
High SchoolLake Brantley (Altamonte Springs,FL)
CollegeGeorgia Tech (Atlanta,GA)

DraftedSelected by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 1994 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (21st overall) of the 1993 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Houston Astros in the 23rd round (625th overall) of the 1990 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$650,000Signing ScoutsDan JenningsService Time14.020 (2011)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1996-MLB-#51 ... 1996-MLB-#2 ... 1997-SEA-#5
MLB DebutSeptember 24,1997 [25.166]
OrganizationsBOS [15] SEA [3] Awards15Awards Voting3-9
TBC Player ID359Retrosheet IDvarij001MLBAM ID123660
RelationshipsBrother of Justin Varitek
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed33Power77Contact39XBH73RBIs70Runs44Hitting52Durability60Team.534Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1991Georgia TechCollege-c1963225426717074103223700000.298.360.467.82710524247.331.169.253.3718.9114.981.682.8332.1435.82
1992Georgia TechCollege-c20622125486220115220473800000.406.514.6651.17914133259.460.259.491.51918.1514.670.814.2519.2738.37
1993Georgia TechCollege-c21612287892202227250414100000.404.494.7981.29218244269.424.394.596.54615.2415.241.008.1810.3647.83
1994Georgia TechCollege-c226724987106231178652764100000.426.560.7311.29118241325.466.305.622.54523.3812.620.545.2314.6538.68
1995Port City RoostersSouAAsea-c2310435242791421044016112623348.224.340.361.70112726421.315.137.307.31714.4929.932.072.3835.2032.91
1996Port City RoostersSouAAsea-c24134503631323411267766693404714.262.350.406.75620447577.299.144.276.33311.4416.121.412.0841.9235.61
1997Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-c25206661350150081200004.197.284.318.60221674.226.121.242.27510.8116.221.501.3566.0046.15
1997Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-c258730754781301548013471244213.254.329.443.77213628351.280.189.296.3369.6920.232.094.2720.4735.90
1997Totals for AAA-AAA         10737360911801653014283244217.244.321.421.74215734425.270.177.287.3259.8819.531.983.7623.3137.36
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos47c25110100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.9000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos47c2686221315613073322174524318.253.309.407.7169020247.285.154.231.3126.8818.222.652.8331.5735.71
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos47,33c27144483701303922076124685258212.269.330.482.81223361544.285.213.306.3478.4615.631.853.6824.1546.92
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33c28139448551113111065116084614316.248.342.388.73017442519.282.140.275.32511.5616.181.401.9344.8037.84
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33c2951174195111172500213511136.293.371.489.8608519198.331.196.316.36510.6117.681.673.5424.8637.25
2002Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33c30132467581242711061434195713313.266.332.392.72418338519.312.126.216.3197.9018.302.321.9346.7030.65
2003Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33c311424516312331125853251106757810.273.351.512.86323157521.300.239.355.3639.7920.352.084.8018.0446.34
2004Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33c32137463671373011873103621261001911.296.390.482.87222349536.372.186.335.37511.5723.512.033.3625.7235.77
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33c331334707013230122702062117313310.281.366.489.85523053539.329.208.345.36911.5021.711.894.0821.3640.15
2006Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos33c3427230011000300000.429.429.8571.286617.667.428.429.5360.0042.860.0014.297.0033.33
2006Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33c3410336546871921255124687212710.238.325.400.72514633416.280.162.285.31211.0620.911.892.8830.4237.93
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33c35131435571111531768127112280499.255.367.421.78818335518.313.166.326.34513.7123.551.723.2825.5931.53
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33c36131423379320013430152122602313.220.313.359.67215233483.276.139.260.30110.7725.262.352.6932.5435.48
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33c371093644176240145100549030466.209.313.390.70314238425.235.181.330.30712.7121.181.673.2926.0050.00
2010Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-c3825020001000100100.400.333.400.733206.400.000.000.2980.0016.670.000.000.000.00
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33c383911218266071600103500121.232.293.473.7665313123.268.241.330.3258.1328.463.505.6916.0050.00
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33c39682223249101113600216743003.221.300.423.7239422250.264.202.297.3198.4026.803.194.4020.1844.90
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter154650996641307306141937572518614121661224359128.256.341.435.77622205135839.298.179.301.00010.5220.831.983.3126.4239.25
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter3491240167307663391667816930687121339.248.339.400.7394961081436.295.152.288.00011.7721.311.812.7231.7935.18
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter11138562961801755014287245217.249.323.429.75216535438.276.180.286.0009.5919.862.073.8822.6536.46
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter23885510521148322111771272196371122.247.346.387.73333173998.304.140.289.00012.7321.941.722.2038.8634.60
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2539142613518235725112518615700000.384.488.6671.1556101421100.420.283.495.00016.9114.270.845.1816.0440.46
Boston Red Sox Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter154650996641307306141937572518614121661224359128.256.341.435.77622205135839.298.179.301.00010.5220.831.983.3126.4239.25
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625347013732120793264127625613.256.341.435.77623354612.298.179.301.00010.5220.831.983.3126.4239.25
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625767814331118773478142436618.248.339.400.73923050667.295.152.288.00011.7721.311.812.7231.7935.18

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1995Port City Roosters SouAAsea23C89--5895987656648.9887.28-----2110485.662.7
1996Port City Roosters SouAAsea24C108--66279510746741.9936.86-----1613480.677.1
1996Port City Roosters SouAAsea24OF1--1---111.0001.00------1340.70.7
1997Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea25C81--6134936665662.9958.17-----128793.157.4
1997Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos25C19--1231011134133.9937.00-----32095.013.5
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25C1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.6
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26DH3---------------863.51.9
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26C75--3673253404399.9885.32-491972.1188687.246.3
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27C140--9726611810491038.9907.41-1244672.92514497.286.4
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27DH2---------------1441.41.2
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28DH1---------------1390.70.6
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28C128-10768674673920913.9927.130.851043475.41413992.179.0
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29C50-4264253222459457.9969.141.07511873.935198.031.1
2002Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30DH1---------------1320.80.6
2002Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30C127-10649125548971967.9967.610.91813172.31013296.278.4
2003Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31DH4---------------1422.82.5
2003Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31C13711910758544398906897.9906.550.83612372.6614296.584.6
2004Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32DH1---------------1370.70.6
2004Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32C130121106288049211931929.9987.150.87772377.0513794.980.2
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33C13012710897833384824816.9906.280.75652175.6713397.780.2
2006Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos34C1--3---331.0003.00------250.00.7
2006Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34C99948226472843679675.9946.820.82461378.0110396.161.1
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBbos35C12512110649373968982976.9947.810.92632075.9413195.477.2
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36C13112010419034247949945.9967.210.91561677.84131100.080.9
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37C1081069248563734896893.9978.270.971081687.1110999.166.7
2010Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos38C1--61--771.0007.00--10.0-250.00.7
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos38C392727524213-22552551.0006.540.9334979.1139100.024.1
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos39C68645745192841551547.9938.040.95731285.9668100.042.0
MLB Totals for C - 15 season(s)-   C1488899104921016554369721077710708.9947.201.0299230176.710514880.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH12---------------120.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 3 season(s)-   C102--7456047809805.9957.89--10.0151020.00.0
AA Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C197--1251138131714021389.9917.05-----371970.00.0
AA 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
1995Port City Roosters SouAAsea23-89---------
1996Port City Roosters SouAAsea24-108-------1-
1997Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea25-81---------
1997Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos25-19---------
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25-1---------
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26-75--------3
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27-140--------2
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28-128--------1
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29-50---------
2002Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30-127--------1
2003Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31-137--------4
2004Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32-130--------1
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33-130---------
2006Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos34-1---------
2006Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34-99---------
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBbos35-125---------
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36-131---------
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37-108---------
2010Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos38-1---------
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos38-39---------
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos39-68---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1998Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB2614010001000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
1999Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB27521753013000400000.238.238.524.76211421.250.286.2860.0019.050.004.7621.0080.00
1999Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB27520140111001400000.200.238.450.6889221.200.250.3004.7619.054.004.7620.0050.00
2003Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB31514440022002200010.286.375.7141.08910216.200.428.57112.5012.501.0012.507.0050.00
2003Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB31620462023001500010.300.333.7001.03314421.308.400.4504.7623.815.009.5210.0066.67
2004Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB32312320012002510021.167.333.417.7505115.167.250.41713.3333.332.506.6712.0050.00
2004Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB32728591027002600000.321.367.571.93816330.350.250.3216.6720.003.006.6714.0033.33
2004Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB32413220102001410000.154.267.308.5754115.222.154.2316.6726.674.000.000.0050.00
2005Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB33310130001000200000.300.300.300.6003010.375.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
2006United StatesWBCTournament3437120014001100000.286.375.7141.089518.200.428.57112.5012.501.0012.507.0050.00
2006Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB34717232002001600101.176.211.294.5055219.250.118.1765.2631.586.000.000.0066.67
2007Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB3516446700250051510000.159.260.295.55513250.185.136.25010.0030.003.004.0022.0028.57
2008Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB361230481037002800000.267.313.600.91318432.263.333.4006.2525.004.009.3810.0050.00
2008Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB36414230000000101002.214.214.214.4283015.231.000.0000.006.670.000.000.000.00
2008Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB36620210011002810000.050.174.200.3744123.000.150.2508.7034.784.004.3520.00100.00
2009Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB37185161110516002700101.216.241.529.77027654.150.313.3533.7012.963.509.2610.2054.55
2010Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB381129383004002810000.276.344.379.72311332.381.103.1726.2525.004.000.000.0037.50
2011Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB391432182001001810000.250.294.313.60710234.333.063.0942.9423.538.000.000.0025.00
World Baseball Classic Totals - 1 yrs37120014001100000.286.375.7141.089518.200.428.57112.5012.501.0012.507.0050.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 6 yrs78203224590103500135230202.222.276.414.6908419221.245.192.2565.8823.534.004.5220.3042.22
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 6 yrs2175171830490041511033.240.288.440.72833781.250.200.2534.9418.523.754.9418.7538.89
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 4 yrs24881220316120062310010.227.284.489.773431095.237.262.3306.3224.213.836.3214.6750.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs413220102001410000.154.267.308.5754115.222.154.2316.6726.674.000.000.0050.00

Awards [15]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1992Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (C)1
19931st Team College All-American (C) ... Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (C) ... Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year3
1994Golden Spikes Award (Georgia Tech) ... College World Series All-Tournament Team (C) ... Baseball America College Player of the Year ... 1st Team College All-American (C) ... Dick Howser Trophy (Player of the Year) ... Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (C)6
2001American League Player of the Week (May 14-May 20)1
2004Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (C)1
2005Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (C) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (C) ... American League Gold Glove (Catcher)3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2012-03-01CFree Agent -RetiredRetiredAnnounced retirement  
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2011-10-30Free AgentGranted free agency 
2010-12-10ContractSigned by Red Sox 
2010-11-07Free AgentGranted free agency 
2010-09-06InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-07-02InjuredDisabled -- Broken Left Foot 
2010-07-01InjuredDisabled -- - 
2009-02-06ContractSigned by Red Sox (1-year,mutual option 2010) 
2006-09-03InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-08-01InjuredDisabled -- injured left knee 
2004-12-24ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
2004-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-09-04InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2001-06-08InjuredDisabled -- right elbow fracture of the radial head 
1997-07-31TradeTraded by Mariners with Derek Lowe to Red Sox for Heathcliff Slocumb. 
1995-04-20Contractsigned 
* 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
1994Seattle Mariners-22650,000-------650,000Signing Bonus out of 1994 Draft (1st round - 14th overall)
1997Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll25150,000-76632-1,182,177150,000800,000
1998Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll26170,000-81230-1,276,192170,000970,000
1999Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll27237,500-65429281,454,491200,0001,207,500
2000Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll28375,000-51227441,394,248200,0001,582,500
2001Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll291,800,000-31118661,897,758200,0003,382,500
2002Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll303,500,000-2061278++2,011,045200,0006,882,500
2003Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll314,700,000-151682++2,163,527300,00011,582,500
2004Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll326,900,000-91691++2,070,100300,00018,482,500
2005Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll338,000,000-70493++2,189,055300,00026,482,500
2006Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll3410,000,000-54394++2,365,072327,00036,482,500
2007Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll3511,000,000-48595++2,459,737380,00047,482,500
2008Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll3610,442,030-70593++2,696,252390,00057,924,530
2009Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll375,000,000-1741579++2,746,792400,00062,924,530
2010Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll383,000,000-2681871++2,812,412400,00065,924,530
2011Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll392,000,00014.0233119642,722,607414,00067,924,530
* 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