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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Melvin Charles Houston
Stat Years
1985-1991
Height/Weight
5-9 / 160
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
2B (378) ... SS (137) ... OF (132) ... 3B (32) ... P (3)
Draft Position
SS
Born Date/Place
High School
None listed
Colleges
Laney College (Oakland, California)
Draft
Selected by the Montreal Expos in Round #2 (#41 overall) of the 1985 Amateur Entry Draft (Jan-Sec Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
Service Time
Organizations
MON [7]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 82815
Relations
Brother of Ervin Houston
TBC Apps
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1985Jamestown ExposNYPLA-mon-20ss15521222521121203592710100.245.278.330.6082237014.118.085.2764.0412.113.00212.00.4526.9
    1986West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+mon-21of-2b210829236541020151711485125220.185.302.233.5353496812.233.048.22213.7514.611.060.00.0022.2
    1987West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+mon-222b34515923399011782151405300.245.305.321.6261825110.208.076.2598.247.690.93159.00.5525.6
    1987Jacksonville ExposSouAAmon-222b3953925598921262011464136010.250.333.291.62444711412.181.041.27710.299.170.89392.00.2212.2
    1988Jacksonville ExposSouAAmon-232b4802654365102113212263602200.245.311.309.6202958213.234.064.2788.8112.201.38265.00.3420.0
    1988Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-23ss4338181741053111201000.210.220.284.50483235.111.074.2461.2014.4612.000.00.0029.4
    1989Jacksonville ExposSouAAmon-242b51314345410620264129195443110430.244.327.341.66850314828.244.097.25710.748.550.8072.31.1926.4
    1989Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-243b511000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1990Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-252b-3b610628636761521251010224125400.266.318.343.6613199818.154.077.3026.9012.851.86286.00.3123.7
    1991Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-26of715355410110141010000.114.225.229.4544082.200.115.12510.0025.002.5035.02.5050.0
    Minor League Totals66921572825118913121631116222527510341660.237.310.307.6172442662114.197.070.2659.2111.261.22179.80.4922.3
    Minor: A- Totals5521222521121203592710100.245.278.330.6082237014.118.085.2764.0412.113.00212.00.4526.9
    Minor: A+ Totals153451599319213225136365210520.206.303.264.56753111922.224.058.23611.8612.241.03451.00.1923.7
    Minor: AA Totals30610911522693968807032126120418640.247.325.315.640124534453.219.068.26910.129.640.95136.40.6419.7
    Minor: AAA Totals15540349972032311312276336400.241.291.320.61144312925.149.079.2786.0914.222.33201.50.4525.8
    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 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
    1988Jacksonville ExposSouAAmon-231---006.0030003303.02220230001.336.000.006.009.006.001.50.000
    1988Minor Totals: MONbyYearAA----231---006.0030003303.02220230001.336.000.006.009.006.001.50.000
    1989Jacksonville ExposSouAAmon-242---000.0010001101.00000010000.000.000.000.009.000.000.00.000
    1989Minor Totals: MONbyYearAA----241---000.0010001101.00000010000.000.000.000.009.000.002.00.000
    1990Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-253---000.0010001100.10000010000.000.000.000.0027.000.000.00.000
    1990Minor Totals: MONbyYearAAA----251---000.0010001100.30000010000.000.000.000.0090.000.002.00.000
    Minor League Totals004.3950005504.32220250000.984.390.004.3910.984.392.50.000
    Minor: AA Totals004.5040004404.02220240001.004.500.004.509.004.502.00.000
    Minor: AAA Totals000.0010001100.30000010000.000.000.000.0090.000.002.00.000
    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
    1985Jamestown ExposNYPLA-20SS3700.0391001115150139.9273.800.0047.467.31
    1985Jamestown ExposNYPLA-20OF1800.0221202523.9201.300.0023.132.77
    1986West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+212B4800.059107620172166.9653.500.0035.644.42
    1986West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+21SS1700.01632695448.8892.800.0012.615.73
    1986West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+21OF5200.0724317976.9621.500.0038.548.13
    1987West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+222B3800.061101713169162.9594.300.0027.584.42
    1987West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+22SS900.01023243533.9433.700.006.520.03
    1987West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+22OF400.03000331.0000.800.002.98.97
    1987Jacksonville ExposSouAA222B9500.01972571061464454.9784.800.0066.0100.01
    1988Jacksonville ExposSouAA232B4600.099118531222217.9774.700.0032.457.52
    1988Jacksonville ExposSouAA23SS1600.01634155150.9803.100.0011.320.03
    1988Jacksonville ExposSouAA23OF1700.0293103332.9701.900.0012.021.36
    1988Jacksonville ExposSouAA23P300.0001010.0000.000.002.13.819
    1988Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA232B100.00200221.0002.000.000.73.05
    1988Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA23SS3100.0336481510597.9243.100.0021.893.93
    1989Jacksonville ExposSouAA242B11800.01823231756522505.9674.300.0081.990.11
    1989Jacksonville ExposSouAA24SS1300.01336445349.9253.800.009.09.93
    1990Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA252B3200.06881420153149.9744.700.0021.930.22
    1990Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA253B3200.01529334744.9361.400.0021.930.23
    1990Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA25SS1400.01631164847.9793.400.009.613.23
    1990Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA25OF3000.06200062621.0002.100.0020.528.36
    1991Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA26OF1100.0160201816.8891.500.007.773.39
    AAA Totals - (2B)33006883420155151.9744.600.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (3B)32001529334744.9361.400.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (SS)45004995921153144.9413.200.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (OF)4100780208078.9751.900.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (2B)259004786983214812081176.9744.500.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (SS)290029705910499.9523.400.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (OF)1700293103332.9701.900.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)300001010.0000.000.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (2B)86001202081333341328.9623.800.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (SS)260026558138981.9103.100.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (OF)5600754318279.9631.400.000.00.00
    A- Totals - (SS)3700391001115150139.9273.800.000.00.00
    A- Totals - (OF)1800221202523.9201.300.000.00.00
    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
    1985Minor-----37---18-
    1986Minor---48-17---52-
    1987Minor---133-9---4-
    1988Minor3--47-47---17-
    1989Minor---118-13-----
    1990Minor---323214---30-
    1991Minor---------11-
    Totals3--37832137---132-