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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Walter Wayne Backman
Stat Years
1977-1993  [mlb] 1980-1993
Height/Weight
5-9 / 168
Bats/Throws
Both / Right
Positions
2B (1021) ... SS (292) ... 3B (120) ... DH (1)
Draft Position
SS
Born Date/Place
1959-09-22 in Hillsboro, Oregon   [61.066]
High School
Aloha (Aloha,OR)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the New York Mets in Round #1 (#16 overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Marvin Scott
MLB Debut
1980-09-02 - Boxscore  (Age: 20.346)
Service Time
Organizations
NYN [12] PHI [2] MIN [1] PIT [1] SEA [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 8350 ... retro id: backw001 ... mlbam id: 110419
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1977Little Falls MetsNYPLA-nyn-172b---1692554483102630207285312100.325.393.451.84428711518.286.126.3919.7618.471.8942.52.0921.7
    1978Lynchburg MetsCaroA+nyn-18ss---2132494861491993384217749956200.302.397.395.79258119531.294.093.37112.7417.041.34164.70.5220.8
    1979Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-19ss---311040463114115219235355053100.282.346.349.69544814118.198.067.3177.8111.161.43202.00.4515.8
    1980Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-202b---412540053117155151117876707400.293.415.363.77849814521.298.070.34517.4713.450.77400.00.2018.0
    1980New York MetsNLMLBnyn28202bL-S-E-P427931230110923111414113.323.396.355.751110332.140.032.37510.0012.731.270.00.006.7
    1981Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-21ss-3b---521596931062210801010.153.275.237.51270144.254.084.17614.2911.430.800.00.0044.4
    1981New York MetsNLMLBnyn6212bL-S-E-P526365102000104702000.278.350.333.68342122.194.055.3459.5216.671.750.00.0020.0
    1982New York MetsNLMLBnyn6222bL-S-E-P696261377113232287494702016.272.387.372.7593129718.291.100.32215.7115.060.9687.00.9625.4
    1983Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-232b---7101361691141131283715684700220.316.422.371.79343113415.305.055.35915.7810.900.69361.00.2313.2
    1983New York MetsNLMLBnyn6232bL-S-E-P72642670103002801002.167.205.214.4194591.095.047.2064.4417.784.000.00.0014.3
    1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn6242bL-S-E-P8128436681221921263295663052213.280.360.339.69949914822.241.059.32411.2212.631.13436.00.2018.0
    1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn6252bL-S-E-P91455207714224513830123672114313.273.320.344.66457417930.175.071.3136.2712.542.00520.00.1721.1
    1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn6262bL-S-E-P10124387671241821271373632014313.320.376.385.76144014921.173.065.3458.187.270.89387.00.2316.9
    1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn6272bL-S-E-P1194300437561123113254309105.250.307.287.594335868.147.037.2887.4612.841.72300.00.3010.7
    1988New York MetsNLMLBnyn6282bL-S-E-P1299294448912001795414919216.303.388.344.73234710112.194.041.36011.8214.121.200.00.0013.5
    1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2292bL-S-E-P138729933699212611324514104.231.306.284.5903378512.161.053.2689.5013.351.41299.00.3017.4
    1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit19303bL-S-E-P14104315629221322863425310315.292.374.397.77136112526.248.105.34211.6314.681.26157.50.5528.3
    1991Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi6312b-3bL-S-E-P1594185204512001532303002302.243.344.308.6522205712.232.065.28513.6413.641.000.00.0026.7
    1992Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi6322bL-S-E-P1642486131006106901013.271.352.292.64455141.167.021.33310.9116.361.500.00.007.7
    1993Seattle MarinersALMLBsea22333bL-S-E-P171029240000001801000.138.167.138.3053140.034.000.1903.2325.818.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (14 yrs)1102324548289313819102401175237148056819955.275.349.339.68837081099167.198.064.31810.0112.941.29324.50.2718.7
    National League Totals (12 yrs)100529174478201291792141165133842746318951.281.355.346.70133401010155.203.065.32510.1212.781.26324.10.2718.9
    American League Totals (2 yrs)9732835739212611335315104.223.295.271.5663688912.149.048.2628.9714.401.61328.00.2716.4
    Minor League Totals55819733215866925131721355330232411191030.297.392.377.7692315744107.275.080.34813.0514.001.07151.80.5618.3
    Minor: A- Totals692554483102630207285312100.325.393.451.84428711518.286.126.3919.7618.471.8942.52.0921.7
    Minor: A+ Totals132494861491993384217749956200.302.397.395.79258119531.294.093.37112.7417.041.34164.70.5220.8
    Minor: AA Totals11040463114115219235355053100.282.346.349.69544814118.198.067.3177.8111.161.43202.00.4515.8
    Minor: AAA Totals247820128240299285502416512208630.293.409.357.76699929340.298.064.33916.5212.210.74410.00.2016.7
    New York Mets Totals (9 yrs)7652369359670951471651064626033536012741.283.353.344.6972704814116.196.061.3259.6212.391.29338.40.2617.3
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (2 yrs)136233265813002142363903315.249.346.305.6512757113.219.056.29413.0914.181.080.00.0022.4
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (1 yrs)104315629221322863425310315.292.374.397.77136112526.248.105.34211.6314.681.26157.50.5528.3
    Minnesota Twins Totals (1 yrs)8729933699212611324514104.231.306.284.5903378512.161.053.2689.5013.351.41299.00.3017.4
    Seattle Mariners Totals (1 yrs)1029240000001801000.138.167.138.3053140.034.000.1903.2325.818.000.00.000.0
    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 Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1978Lynchburg MetsCaroA+18SS13100.02023293049561531.9474.100.0095.699.21
    1979Jackson MetsTexAA192B500.0148112322.9574.400.003.74.52
    1979Jackson MetsTexAA19SS10400.01702513046451421.9334.000.0077.094.51
    1980Tidewater TidesILAAA202B10300.02972631742577560.9715.400.0074.182.41
    1980Tidewater TidesILAAA20SS2100.03037557267.9313.200.0015.116.82
    1980New York MetsNLMLB202B200165.048430791911.0004.600.5512.374.12
    1980New York MetsNLMLB20SS8066.01412142726.9633.300.394.929.63
    1981Tidewater TidesILAAA212B200.0370210101.0005.000.001.49.55
    1981Tidewater TidesILAAA213B500.04100014141.0002.800.003.623.85
    1981Tidewater TidesILAAA21SS600.0521142726.9634.300.004.328.63
    1981New York MetsNLMLB212B11057.01421223735.9463.200.6110.742.33
    1981New York MetsNLMLB213B101.0000000.0000.000.001.03.84
    1982New York MetsNLMLB222B880586.01692021430385371.9644.200.6354.391.71
    1982New York MetsNLMLB223B6032.047201311.8461.800.343.76.35
    1982New York MetsNLMLB22SS102.0000000.0000.000.000.61.05
    1983Tidewater TidesILAAA232B8500.01542331051397387.9754.600.0061.284.21
    1983Tidewater TidesILAAA233B400.03611109.9002.300.002.94.05
    1983Tidewater TidesILAAA23SS1200.018392135957.9664.800.008.611.94
    1983New York MetsNLMLB232B14044.211120223231.0001.600.528.653.83
    1983New York MetsNLMLB233B2018.05320108.8004.000.441.27.75
    1984New York MetsNLMLB242B1150914.22182941072522512.9814.500.5671.089.81
    1984New York MetsNLMLB24SS8032.05120117171.0002.100.534.96.35
    1985New York MetsNLMLB252B14001,128.0272370776649642.9894.600.5786.496.61
    1985New York MetsNLMLB25SS102.01000111.0001.000.500.60.75
    1986New York MetsNLMLB262B1130848.01862901756493476.9664.200.5669.891.11
    1987New York MetsNLMLB272B870654.2131210644347341.9833.900.5253.792.62
    1988New York MetsNLMLB282B920707.2128219436351347.9893.800.4957.592.91
    1989Minnesota TwinsALMLB292B840655.2146187637339333.9824.000.5151.996.61
    1989Minnesota TwinsALMLB29DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.61.115
    1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB302B150106.022320554541.0003.600.519.314.43
    1990Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB303B710519.134104125150138.9201.900.2743.868.32
    1991Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB312B360222.05052212104102.9812.800.4622.238.33
    1991Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB313B200120.2427213331.9391.600.2612.321.33
    1992Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB322B10036.01020143130.9683.000.836.223.83
    1992Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB323B201.1000000.0000.000.001.24.85
    1993Seattle MarinersALMLB332B104.00100111.0001.000.250.610.05
    1993Seattle MarinersALMLB333B9062.0414302118.8572.000.295.690.05
    MLB Totals - (2B)82606,127140519536938314.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (3B)11107535115521612.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (SS)18010220241512.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (DH)100000000.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (2B)19000454503279515.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (3B)9007161113.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (SS)3900539782214.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (2B)5001481114.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (SS)10400170251304614.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (SS)13100202329304914.0000.000.00---------
    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
    1978Minor-----131-----
    1979Minor---5-104-----
    1980MLB---20-8-----
    1980Minor---103-21-----
    1981MLB---111------
    1981Minor---256-----
    1982MLB---8861-----
    1983MLB---142------
    1983Minor---85412-----
    1984MLB---115-8-----
    1985MLB---140-1-----
    1986MLB---113-------
    1987MLB---87-------
    1988MLB---92-------
    1989MLB---84------1
    1990MLB---1571------
    1991MLB---3620------
    1992MLB---102------
    1993MLB---19------
    Totals---1021120292----1