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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Joseph Melton Oliver
Stat Years
1983-2001  [mlb] 1989-2001
Height/Weight
6-3 / 220
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
C (1650) ... 1B (50) ... DH (7) ... LF (2) ... RF (1) ... 3B (1) ... OF (1)
Draft Position
C
Born Date/Place
High School
Boone (Orlando,FL)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the Cincinnati Reds in Round #2 (#41 overall) of the 1983 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
George Zuraw
MLB Debut
1989-07-15 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.356)
Service Time
Organizations
CIN [14] SEA [2] MIL [1] DET [1] PIT [1] NYA [1] BOS [1] TBA [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 641 ... retro id: olivj001 ... mlbam id: 119987
Relations
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1983Billings MustangsPioRkcin-17c---15618621404042810154740100.215.286.301.587206568.172.086.2657.2822.823.1346.51.9420.0
    1983Billings MustangsPioRkcin-17c---11522240002004710000.182.333.182.5152740.182.000.26714.8125.931.750.00.000.0
    1984Cedar Rapids RedsMidwAcin-18c---2102335347311032922178344310.218.262.278.5403639314.110.060.2784.6822.874.88111.70.8319.2
    1985Tampa TarponsFSLA+cin-19c---31123863810423276215327514530.269.323.394.71742815232.197.125.3147.4817.522.3455.11.6430.8
    1986Vermont RedsEastAAcin-20c---484282327818164122214700510.277.321.411.73230811625.209.134.3086.8215.262.2447.01.9532.0
    1987Vermont RedsEastAAcin-21c---5662363172132106003173031720.305.350.504.85426411925.258.199.3056.4411.361.7623.63.7934.7
    1988Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-22c---628105926603120051920000.248.295.390.685112419.190.142.2774.4616.963.8035.02.6834.6
    1988Nashville SoundsAmerAAAcin-22c---67322019457242401183931210.205.272.309.5812446813.182.104.2297.3815.982.1755.01.6428.9
    1989Nashville SoundsAmerAAAcin-23c---771233226813063100133531510.292.331.425.7562559919.189.133.3155.1013.732.6938.82.3527.9
    1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin923cL-S-E-P7491511341803230062811213.272.300.384.6841615811.152.112.3113.7317.394.6750.31.8626.8
    1990Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin924cL-S-E-P81213643484230852113775251156.231.304.360.66440913131.231.129.2709.0518.342.0345.51.9636.9
    1991Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin925cL-S-E-P99426921581101141001853040514.216.265.379.64429110222.230.163.2296.1918.212.9424.53.7837.9
    1992Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin926cL-S-E-P101434854213125110572335751671912.270.316.388.70453418836.188.118.2976.5514.042.1448.51.8727.5
    1993Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin927cL-S-E-P11139482401152801475002791129213.239.276.384.66052118542.201.145.2625.1817.473.3734.42.6936.5
    1994Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin928cL-S-E-P12619140015002300011.211.286.368.6542171.263.157.2009.5214.291.5019.04.7625.0
    1995New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-29c---13413011000000300000.077.077.154.2311321.077.077.1000.0023.080.000.00.00100.0
    1995Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil929cL-S-E-P139733743922001251242766320111.273.332.439.77136914832.240.166.3097.3217.892.4428.13.2534.8
    1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin930cL-S-E-P141062893170121114620285423368.242.311.405.71632511724.266.163.2608.6216.621.9326.33.3834.3
    1997Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-31c---1529130011000100000.333.333.6671.000961.333.334.2860.0011.110.009.011.1133.3
    1997Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin731cL-S-E-P151113492890130144313255852517.258.313.415.72838614527.223.157.2706.4815.032.3224.93.6330.0
    1998Detroit TigersALMLBdet732cL-S-E-P1650155835804220173300405.226.253.355.6081665512.168.129.2544.2219.884.7138.82.4134.3
    1998Seattle MarinersALMLBsea932cL-S-E-P16298512193021010101502003.224.305.329.63497285.235.105.25010.3115.461.5042.52.0626.3
    1999Durham BullsILAAAtba-33c---175721927661817431075021307.301.325.489.81423210726.224.188.3583.0221.557.1431.33.0239.4
    1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1733cL-S-E-P174513410278011320103300204.201.253.284.537146389.172.083.2556.8522.603.30134.00.6833.3
    2000Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-34c---18186121220080051210103.197.265.230.49568142.115.033.2407.3517.652.400.00.0016.7
    2000Seattle MarinersALMLBsea934cL-S-E-P18692003353131103521143805016.265.313.490.8032199824.300.225.2836.3917.352.7120.04.5745.3
    2001Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos-35c---19252500110000000001.0001.0001.6002.600581.600.6001.0000.000.000.005.020.0020.0
    2001Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-35c---1913413101026100900002.244.244.415.65941173.195.171.2670.0021.950.0020.54.8830.0
    2001New York YankeesALMLBnya1435cL-S-E-P1912363910120011202100.250.263.361.62440132.139.111.3332.5030.0012.0036.02.5022.2
    2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3935cL-S-E-P19512131001001300000.250.308.333.6411341.167.083.3337.6923.083.000.00.0033.3
    MLB Totals (15 yrs)10763367320831174310247613132486371534345293.247.299.391.69036981317279.218.144.2746.7117.232.5733.02.7633.6
    National League Totals (9 yrs)8142542220620128273355871884701223295068.244.296.382.6782794971203.212.138.2706.7316.822.5034.82.6132.7
    American League Totals (6 yrs)2628251002114612912156601673115225.256.307.419.72690434676.235.163.2876.6418.472.7828.53.2136.0
    Minor League Totals7032353243607117854348813154457241232912.258.306.383.6892575902179.189.125.2955.9817.752.9743.62.1029.5
    Minor: Rk Totals7321325494053110195450100.230.307.319.626238689.183.089.2847.9822.692.8442.62.1018.4
    Minor: A Totals102335347311032922178344310.218.262.278.5403639314.110.060.2784.6822.874.88111.70.8319.2
    Minor: A+ Totals1123863810423276215327514530.269.323.394.71742815232.197.125.3147.4817.522.3455.11.6430.8
    Minor: AA Totals1786237217637319113254396511230.283.328.443.77168427659.225.160.3026.2914.042.2332.82.7833.5
    Minor: AAA Totals238796742054232011321431499311212.258.299.393.69286231365.191.135.2904.9917.293.4739.82.3231.7
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (8 yrs)7692408210593120272342671784371223275064.246.298.387.6852648933194.215.141.2716.7216.502.4633.42.7232.7
    Seattle Mariners Totals (2 yrs)982854572161124531245307019.253.311.442.75331612629.281.189.2737.5916.772.2123.83.8040.3
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (1 yrs)9733743922001251242766320111.273.332.439.77136914832.240.166.3097.3217.892.4428.13.2534.8
    Detroit Tigers Totals (1 yrs)50155835804220173300405.226.253.355.6081665512.168.129.2544.2219.884.7138.82.4134.3
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (1 yrs)4513410278011320103300204.201.253.284.537146389.172.083.2556.8522.603.30134.00.6833.3
    New York Yankees Totals (1 yrs)12363910120011202100.250.263.361.62440132.139.111.3332.5030.0012.0036.02.5022.2
    Boston Red Sox Totals (1 yrs)512131001001300000.250.308.333.6411341.167.083.3337.6923.083.000.00.0033.3
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1986Vermont RedsEastAAcin-201---893.89232260110132.013063571159813031.438.860.754.025.524.301.37.471
    1986Minor Totals: CINbyYearAA----201---893.89232260110132.013063571159813031.438.860.754.025.524.301.37.471
    1987Vermont RedsEastAAcin-212---1472.89272762000186.2173736012587810021.248.340.582.803.763.521.34.667
    1987Minor Totals: CINbyYearAA----211---1472.90272762000186.7173736012587810021.248.360.582.803.773.531.34.667
    1988Nashville SoundsAmerAAAcin-223---265.1228800520084.11016248337509001.6410.780.323.955.346.621.35.250
    1988Minor Totals: CINbyYearAAA----221---265.1428800520084.31016248337509001.6410.810.323.965.356.631.35.250
    Minor League Totals24223.6878571226210403.04041981652615420922051.389.020.583.444.674.421.36.522
    Minor: AA Totals22163.315049122110318.73031361172311715913051.328.570.653.314.503.851.36.579
    Minor: AAA Totals265.1428800520084.31016248337509001.6410.810.323.965.356.631.35.250
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1983Billings MustangsPioRk17C5200.04253851468463.9898.900.0074.392.91
    1983Billings MustangsPioRk17C1500.05760063631.0004.200.0021.426.83
    1983Billings MustangsPioRk171B200.01100221.0001.000.002.93.63
    1984Cedar Rapids RedsMidwA18C9900.075785139855842.9858.500.0071.797.11
    1985Tampa TarponsFSLA+19C8600.050384136600587.9786.800.0063.776.81
    1985Tampa TarponsFSLA+191B1700.011210315125122.9767.200.0012.615.23
    1986Vermont RedsEastAA20C7400.038362144459445.9696.000.0053.288.11
    1987Vermont RedsEastAA21C4900.023133102274264.9645.400.0035.074.22
    1987Vermont RedsEastAA211B300.01620118181.0006.000.002.14.54
    1988Chattanooga LookoutsSouAA22C2500.017615021911911.0007.600.0017.589.33
    1988Nashville SoundsAmerAAA22C6500.04133776457450.9856.900.0045.889.01
    1989Nashville SoundsAmerAAA23C6200.038437135434421.9706.800.0042.587.32
    1989Nashville SoundsAmerAAA231B200.04000441.0002.000.001.42.88
    1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLB23C4700.02602141285281.9866.000.0029.095.92
    1990Cincinnati RedsNLMLB24C11800.06865968751745.9926.300.0072.897.51
    1991Cincinnati RedsNLMLB25C9000.049640116547536.9806.000.0055.695.71
    1992Cincinnati RedsNLMLB26C14100.09256488997989.9927.000.0087.098.61
    1992Cincinnati RedsNLMLB261B100.01000111.0001.000.000.60.76
    1993Cincinnati RedsNLMLB27C13300.07916878866859.9926.500.0082.195.71
    1993Cincinnati RedsNLMLB271B1200.03420536361.0003.000.007.48.63
    1993Cincinnati RedsNLMLB27OF100.0000000.0000.000.000.60.718
    1994Cincinnati RedsNLMLB28C600.0482105150.9808.300.005.3100.03
    1995New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAA29C300.01470121211.0007.000.002.175.05
    1995Milwaukee BrewersALMLB29C9100.04084084456448.9824.900.0063.293.81
    1995Milwaukee BrewersALMLB291B200.06001661.0003.000.001.42.16
    1995Milwaukee BrewersALMLB29DH600.0000000.0000.000.004.26.24
    1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLB30C9700.05724457621616.9926.400.0059.991.51
    1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLB301B300.0910010101.0003.300.001.92.85
    1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLB30LF200.01000111.0000.500.001.21.911
    1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLB30RF100.01000111.0001.000.000.60.98
    1997Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA31C200.02140025251.00012.500.001.4100.05
    1997Cincinnati RedsNLMLB31C10600.066753710727720.9906.800.0065.495.51
    1997Cincinnati RedsNLMLB311B400.01420016161.0004.000.002.53.66
    1998Detroit TigersALMLB32C4800.02591652280275.9825.700.0029.696.02
    1998Seattle MarinersALMLB32C2900.0174930186183.9846.300.0018.0100.03
    1998Detroit TigersALMLB321B200.02100331.0001.500.001.24.05
    1999Durham BullsILAAA33C5500.03992772433426.9847.700.0038.596.52
    1999Durham BullsILAAA333B100.0000000.0000.000.000.71.810
    1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB33C4400.02851224299297.9936.800.0027.397.83
    2000Tacoma RainiersPCLAAA34C1600.01181213131130.9928.100.0011.288.93
    2000Seattle MarinersALMLB34C660498.23541821374372.9955.600.7540.795.72
    2000Seattle MarinersALMLB341B104.05001551.0005.001.250.61.49
    2000Seattle MarinersALMLB34DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.61.49
    2001Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRk35C200.06100771.0003.500.003.4100.07
    2001Pawtucket Red SoxILAAA35C1200.0665117271.9865.900.008.592.36
    2001Pawtucket Red SoxILAAA351B100.0000000.0000.000.000.77.76
    2001New York YankeesALMLB35C12098.1102310106105.9918.801.077.5100.03
    2001Boston Red SoxALMLB35C5042.0331103534.9716.800.813.1100.04
    MLB Totals - (C)103306386060450715965816510.9896.3010.200.00.00
    MLB Totals - (1B)25047160777771.0003.1019.250.00.00
    MLB Totals - (LF)2001000111.0000.500.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (RF)1001000111.0001.000.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (OF)100000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)700000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (C)215001415129291815731544.9827.200.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (1B)3004000441.0001.300.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (3B)100000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (C)14800790110248924900.9746.100.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (1B)3001620118181.0006.000.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (C)860050384136600587.9786.800.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (1B)170011210315125122.9767.200.000.00.00
    A Totals - (C)990075785139855842.9858.500.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (C)69004884551538533.9917.700.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (1B)2001100221.0001.000.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1983Minor-672--------
    1984Minor-99---------
    1985Minor-8617--------
    1986Minor-74---------
    1987Minor-493--------
    1988Minor-90---------
    1989MLB-47---------
    1989Minor-622--------
    1990MLB-118---------
    1991MLB-90---------
    1992MLB-1411--------
    1993MLB-13312------1-
    1994MLB-6---------
    1995MLB-912-------6
    1995Minor-3---------
    1996MLB-973---2-1--
    1997MLB-1064--------
    1997Minor-2---------
    1998MLB-772--------
    1999MLB-44---------
    1999Minor-55--1------
    2000MLB-661-------1
    2000Minor-16---------
    2001MLB-17---------
    2001Minor-141--------
    Totals-165050-1-2-117