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Jason VaritekTrack this Player High 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 [46.043]PlaceRochester,Michigan
High SchoolLake Brantley (Altamonte Springs,FL)
CollegeGeorgia Tech (Atlanta,GA)

DraftedSelected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 1994 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 1st round (21st overall) of the 1993 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Houston Astros [Team Picks] 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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Player Notes:   MVP of the Cape Cod Summer League in 1993 ... Elected to Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2016
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed33Power77Contact39XBH73RBIs70Runs44Hitting52Durability60Team.534Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1991Georgia TechCollegeFrc1963225426717074103223700000.298.360.467.82710524247.331.169.253.3718.9114.981.682.8332.1435.82
1992Georgia TechCollegeSoc20622125486220115220473800000.406.514.6651.17914133259.460.259.491.51918.1514.670.814.2519.2738.37
1993Georgia TechCollegeJrc21612287892202227250414100000.404.494.7981.29218244269.424.394.596.54615.2415.241.008.1810.3647.83
1994Georgia TechCollegeSrc226724987106231178652764100000.426.560.7311.29118241325.466.305.622.54523.3812.620.545.2314.6538.68
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
1997Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-c258730754781301548013471244213.254.329.443.77213628351.280.189.296.3369.6920.232.094.2720.4735.90
1997Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-c25206661350150081200004.197.284.318.60221674.226.121.242.27510.8116.221.501.3566.0046.15
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 SoxALMLBbos26C75--3673253404399.9885.32-491972.1188687.246.3
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26DH3---------------863.51.9
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27C140--9726611810491038.9907.41-1244672.92514497.286.4
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27DH2---------------1441.41.2
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28C128-10768674673920913.9927.130.851043475.41413992.179.0
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28DH1---------------1390.70.6
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29C50-4264253222459457.9969.141.07511873.935198.031.1
2002Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30C127-10649125548971967.9967.610.91813172.31013296.278.4
2002Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30DH1---------------1320.80.6
2003Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31C13711910758544398906897.9906.550.83612372.6614296.584.6
2003Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31DH4---------------1422.82.5
2004Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32C130121106288049211931929.9987.150.87772377.0513794.980.2
2004Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32DH1---------------1370.70.6
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
19941st Team College All-American (C) ... Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (C) ... Baseball America College Player of the Year ... College World Series All-Tournament Team (C) ... Dick Howser Trophy (Player of the Year) ... Golden Spikes Award (Georgia Tech)6
2001American League Player of the Week (May 14-May 20)1
2004Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (C)1
2005AL Silver Slugger Award (C) ... American League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (C)3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2012-03-01CFree Agent -RetiredRetiredAnnounced retirement39.324  
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster 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