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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Michael Lawrence Birkbeck
Stat Years
1983-1995  [mlb] 1986-1995
Height/Weight
6-2 / 185
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (282)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1961-03-10 in Orrville, Ohio   [59.157]
High School
Orrville (Orrville,OH)
Colleges
University of Akron (Akron, Ohio)
Draft
Selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in Round #4 (#106 overall) of the 1983 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1986-08-17 - Boxscore  (Age: 25.160)
Service Time
Organizations
MIL [8] NYN [2] ATL [2] CLE [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 8830 ... retro id: birkm001 ... mlbam id: 111009
Relations
Father of John Birkbeck
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1983Paintsville BrewersAppRkmil-221---311.88750002028.217126117383021.195.340.315.3411.933.772.24.750
    1983Beloit BrewersMidwAmil-221---243.43770000042.0352216217383021.247.500.433.648.144.712.24.333
    1983Minor Totals: MILbyYearA/Rk----222---552.8214120002070.7523422334766041.236.670.384.369.744.362.24.500
    1984Beloit BrewersMidwAmil-232---1432.18262562110177.2134574356416413011.116.790.253.248.312.892.56.824
    1984Minor Totals: MILbyYearA----231---1432.18262562110177.7134574356416413011.126.810.253.258.332.902.56.824
    1985El Paso DiablosTexAAmil-243---993.43242440000155.0154675996410311001.418.940.523.725.983.891.61.500
    1985Minor Totals: MILbyYearAA----241---993.43242440000155.0154675996410311001.418.940.523.725.983.891.61.500
    1986Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-254---1264.62232320000134.11608269939816021.4810.720.602.615.435.492.08.667
    1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil41254Log - Sp - Ext - Perf114.50740023022.0241211012131001.649.820.004.915.324.911.08.500
    1986Minor Totals: MILbyYearAAA----251---1264.63232320000134.31608269939816021.4810.740.602.625.445.502.08.667
    1986MLB Totals: MILbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf114.50740023022.0241211012131001.649.820.004.915.324.911.08.500
    1987Beloit BrewersMidwAmil-265---002.0811000004.14410170001.158.310.002.0814.548.317.00.000
    1987Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-265---019.6411000004.291150310002.5717.360.005.791.9321.210.33.000
    1987Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil40265Log - Sp - Ext - Perf146.2010101000045.0633331819252001.8212.601.603.805.006.601.32.200
    1987Minor Totals: MILbyYearAAA/A----262---016.0022000009.0131560480001.8913.000.004.008.0015.002.00.000
    1987MLB Totals: MILbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf146.2010101000045.0633331819252001.8212.601.603.805.006.601.32.200
    1988Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-276---412.01554000044.2301010110301000.906.040.202.016.042.013.00.800
    1988Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil40276Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1084.72232300000124.0141696510376401111.4410.230.732.694.655.011.73.556
    1988Minor Totals: MILbyYearAAA----271---412.04554000044.7301010110301000.906.110.202.046.112.043.00.800
    1988MLB Totals: MILbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1084.72232300000124.0141696510376401111.4410.230.732.694.655.011.73.556
    1989Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-287---223.04550000023.2269821092001.529.890.763.803.423.420.90.500
    1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil40287Log - Sp - Ext - Perf045.44991000044.2573227422311031.7711.490.814.436.256.451.41.000
    1989Minor Totals: MILbyYearAAA----281---223.10550000023.7269821092001.5510.090.783.883.493.490.90.500
    1989MLB Totals: MILbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf045.50991000044.7573227422311031.7911.610.814.486.316.521.41.000
    1990Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-298---385.3321200001096.11027357636697021.439.530.563.366.456.821.92.273
    1990Minor Totals: MILbyYearAAA----291---385.3421200001096.31027357636697021.449.550.563.376.466.841.92.273
    1991Canton/Akron IndiansEastAAcle-309---233.89212001419539.1391717118402001.458.920.234.129.153.892.22.400
    1991Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcle-309---000.0031002207.04100330001.005.140.003.863.861.291.00.000
    1991Minor Totals: CLEbyYearAAA/AA----302---233.32243001621546.3431817121432001.398.390.204.108.393.512.05.400
    1992Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-3110---4104.08211930020117.010861539311019021.198.310.692.387.774.693.26.286
    1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn493110Log - Sp - Ext - Perf019.0011000007.012773121001.8615.433.861.292.579.002.00.000
    1992Minor Totals: NYNbyYearAAA----311---4104.08211930020117.010861539311019021.198.310.692.387.774.693.26.286
    1992MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf019.0011000007.012773121001.8615.433.861.292.579.002.00.000
    1993Richmond BravesILAAAatl-3211---1383.11272610010159.11436755104113611091.158.080.562.327.683.783.32.619
    1993Minor Totals: ATLbyYearAAA----321---1383.11272610010159.31436755104113611091.168.090.572.327.693.793.32.619
    1994Richmond BravesILAAAatl-3312---1362.73282810000164.214558508461435221.167.930.442.517.823.173.11.684
    1994Minor Totals: ATLbyYearAAA----331---1362.74282810000164.714558508461435221.167.950.442.527.843.183.11.684
    1995Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn203413---532.36990000053.1522014213391011.228.780.342.196.583.383.00.625
    1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn363413Log - Sp - Ext - Perf011.63440000027.2225522143100.877.160.650.654.551.637.00.000
    1995Minor Totals: NYNbyYearAAA----341---532.37990000053.3522014213391011.228.810.342.206.613.393.00.625
    1995MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----341Log - Sp - Ext - Perf011.65440000027.7225522143100.887.280.660.664.631.657.00.000
    MLB Totals (6 yrs)12194.86545120230270.3319158146279314981241.5310.630.903.104.965.261.60.387
    American League Totals (4 yrs)12175.13494620230235.7285146134229013341141.5910.910.843.445.095.591.48.414
    National League Totals (2 yrs)023.16550000034.734121253164101.088.951.320.794.213.165.33.000
    Minor League Totals86653.33229201212172851,252.01162571463654131002742231.268.350.472.977.204.102.43.570
    Minor: Rk Totals311.91750002028.717126117383021.215.430.325.4312.133.832.24.750
    Minor: A Totals1672.41343362110224.0173836078220916031.146.950.283.298.403.332.55.696
    Minor: AA Totals11123.5245264014195194.31938476108214313001.428.950.463.806.633.891.74.478
    Minor: AAA Totals56453.59143137110260805.077939232147232612422181.268.710.532.596.844.382.64.554
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (4 yrs)12175.13494620230235.7285146134229013341141.5910.910.843.445.095.591.48.414
    New York Mets Totals (2 yrs)023.16550000034.734121253164101.088.951.320.794.213.165.33.000
    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 Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1990Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-29p---12611220012003111000.182.400.455.8551651.545.273.11118.756.250.3311.06.2550.0
    1992Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-31p---22110030001001302000.300.364.300.6641330.100.000.4297.6923.083.000.00.000.0
    1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn4931pL-S-E-P212000000000000000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1993Richmond BravesILAAAatl-32p---32716120000000702000.125.125.125.2501820.000.000.2220.0038.890.000.00.000.0
    1994Richmond BravesILAAAatl-33p---42821040003000113001.190.227.190.4172540.000.000.2000.004.000.000.00.000.0
    1995Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn2034p---599221000001300000.222.300.333.6331031.222.111.33310.0030.003.000.00.0050.0
    1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn3634pL-S-E-P546120000001111000.333.500.333.833920.167.000.40011.1111.111.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (2 yrs)58120000001111000.250.400.250.6501120.125.000.2869.099.091.000.00.000.0
    National League Totals (2 yrs)58120000001111000.250.400.250.6501120.125.000.2869.099.091.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals1116751310160051528001.194.270.254.52482172.134.060.2356.1018.293.0067.01.2215.4
    Minor: AAA Totals1116751310160051528001.194.270.254.52482172.134.060.2356.1018.293.0067.01.2215.4
    New York Mets Totals (2 yrs)58120000001111000.250.400.250.6501120.125.000.2869.099.091.000.00.000.0
    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
    1983Paintsville BrewersAppRk22P700.03100113131.0001.900.0010.0100.013
    1983Beloit BrewersMidwA22P700.046101110.9091.400.005.1100.016
    1984Beloit BrewersMidwA23P2600.01637225553.9642.000.0018.7100.05
    1985El Paso DiablosTexAA24P2400.01725114342.9771.800.0017.6100.08
    1986Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAA25P2300.01120203331.9391.300.0016.7100.05
    1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLB25P7022.01200331.0000.400.144.3100.015
    1987Denver ZephyrsAmerAAA26P100.02000221.0002.000.000.7100.021
    1987Milwaukee BrewersALMLB26P10045.0213101615.9381.500.336.2100.012
    1988Denver ZephyrsAmerAAA27P500.0990118181.0003.600.003.5100.016
    1988Milwaukee BrewersALMLB27P230124.02119224240.9521.700.3214.2100.011
    1989Denver ZephyrsAmerAAA28P500.02501771.0001.400.003.4100.016
    1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLB28P9044.24530129.7501.000.205.6100.015
    1990Denver ZephyrsAmerAAA29P2100.01016232826.9291.200.0014.480.86
    1991Canton/Akron IndiansEastAA30P2100.0470111111.0000.500.0015.0100.07
    1991Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAA30P300.00201221.0000.700.002.2100.022
    1992Tidewater TidesILAAA31P2100.01224103736.9731.700.0014.8100.09
    1992New York MetsNLMLB31P107.0311154.8004.000.570.6100.018
    1993Richmond BravesILAAA32P2700.017340451511.0001.900.0019.0100.07
    1994Richmond BravesILAAA33P2800.01121233432.9411.100.0019.9100.07
    1995Norfolk TidesILAAA34P900.07130220201.0002.200.006.3100.015
    1995New York MetsNLMLB34P4027.20500551.0001.300.182.8100.021
    MLB Totals - (P)5402693145738376.9161.400.280.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)1430081144715232225.9701.600.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)45002132125453.9811.200.000.00.00
    A Totals - (P)33002043326663.9551.900.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (P)7003100113131.0001.900.000.00.00
    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
    1983Minor14----------
    1984Minor26----------
    1985Minor24----------
    1986MLB7----------
    1986Minor23----------
    1987MLB10----------
    1987Minor1----------
    1988MLB23----------
    1988Minor5----------
    1989MLB9----------
    1989Minor5----------
    1990Minor21----------
    1991Minor24----------
    1992MLB1----------
    1992Minor21----------
    1993Minor27----------
    1994Minor28----------
    1995MLB4----------
    1995Minor9----------
    Totals282----------