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Mike BirkbeckTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1980-1995 MLB Years: 1986-1995
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PositionsP-282Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMichael Lawrence Birkbeck
Height6-2Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 10,1961 [57.346]PlaceOrrville,Ohio
High SchoolOrrville (Orrville,OH)
CollegeUniversity of Akron (Akron,OH)

DraftedSelected by the Milwaukee Brewers [Team Picks] in the 4th round (106th overall) of the 1983 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 11th round (263rd overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1985-MIL-#9 ... 1987-MIL-#7
MLB DebutAugust 17,1986 [25.160]
OrganizationsMIL [8] ATL [2] NYN [2] CLE [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID8830Retrosheet IDbirkm001MLBAM ID111009
RelationshipsFather of John Birkbeck
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts50Walks64Hittable49SO/BB65vsPower49Hitting5Durability47Team.524Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1980AkronCollegeNCAAFrRel1953--1501500000.0000000000----------0.00.625-
1981AkronCollegeNCAASoS/R20523.811385410354.0462323029480001.387.62--4.807.951.66.714-
1983AkronCollegeNCAASrS/R22522.141183210254.2291513023510000.954.77--3.798.402.22.714-
1983Paintsville BrewersAppRkmil-S/R22311.88752000028.217126117383001.195.340.315.3411.932.24.750-
1983Beloit BrewersMidwAmil-ST22243.43770000042.0352216217383001.247.500.433.648.142.24.333-
1983Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0552.8014122000070.2523422334766001.226.620.384.339.682.24.500-
1984Beloit BrewersMidwAmil-ST231432.18262516210177.2134574356416413001.116.790.253.248.312.56.824-
1985El Paso DiablosTexAAmil-ST24993.43242404000155.0154675996410311001.418.940.523.725.981.61.500-
1986Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-ST251264.62232302000134.01608269939816001.4810.720.602.615.432.08.667-
1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil41S/R25114.50743002022.0241211012131001.649.82--4.915.321.08.5003.23
1987Beloit BrewersMidwAmil-ST26002.0811000004.04410170001.158.31--2.0814.547.00--
1987Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-ST26019.6411000004.291150310002.5717.36--5.791.930.33.000-
1987Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0016.0022000008.1131560480001.8913.00--4.008.002.00.000-
1987Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil40ST26146.2010100100045.0633331819252001.8212.601.603.805.001.32.2005.34
1988Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-ST27412.01550400044.2301010110301000.906.040.202.016.043.00.800-
1988Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil40ST271084.72232300000124.0141696510376401101.4410.230.732.694.651.73.5563.68
1989Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-ST28223.04550000023.2269821092001.529.890.763.803.420.90.500-
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil40ST28045.44990100044.2573227422311001.7711.490.814.436.251.41.0004.02
1990Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-ST29385.3321201000096.01027357636697001.439.530.563.366.451.92.273-
1991Canton/Akron IndiansEastAAcle-Rel30233.89212190014539.0391717118402001.458.920.234.129.152.22.400-
1991Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcle-S/R30000.0031200207.04100330001.005.14--3.863.861.00--
1991Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0233.30243210016546.0431817121432001.388.350.194.088.352.05.400-
1992Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-ST314104.08211923000117.010861539311019001.198.310.692.387.773.26.286-
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn49ST31019.0011000007.012773121001.8615.433.861.292.572.00.0008.21
1993Richmond BravesILAAAatl-ST321383.11272611000159.01436755104113611001.158.080.562.327.683.32.619-
1994Richmond BravesILAAAatl-ST331362.73282801000164.214558508461435201.167.930.442.517.823.11.684-
1995Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn20ST34532.36990000053.0522014213391001.228.780.342.196.583.00.625-
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn36ST34011.63440000027.2225522143100.877.160.650.654.557.00.0003.25
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter12194.86545132020269.0319158146279314981201.5210.620.903.104.961.60.3871.23
Minor League Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter86653.33229201282121751247.0116257146365413100274201.268.350.472.977.202.43.570-
AAA Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter56453.59143137611020802.07793923214723261242201.268.710.532.596.842.64.554-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter11123.5245261940145194.01938476108214313001.428.940.463.806.621.74.478-
A Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1672.41343316210223.1173836078220916001.146.950.283.298.402.55.696-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter311.88752000028.217126117383001.195.340.315.3411.932.24.750-
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1572.973916236205108.1753836052990001.176.19--4.298.171.90.682-
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter12175.12494632020235.2285146134229013341101.5910.880.843.445.081.48.414-
New York Mets Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter023.12550000034.234121253164101.078.831.300.784.155.33.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings10154.86444222020220.0260129119227612171001.5210.620.903.104.961.60.4001.23
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15113.33403554031220.020410081117317613001.268.350.472.977.202.43.577-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981AkronCollegeSop20399821365052310181400000.367.466.5711.0375610116.392.204.398.46815.5212.070.784.3119.6027.78
1983AkronCollegeSrp2251155416410294181271600000.413.500.6771.17710521182.423.264.484.51314.848.790.594.9517.2232.81
1990Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-p292611220012003111000.182.400.455.8555116.111.273.545.39418.756.250.336.2511.0050.00
1992Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-p312110030001001302000.300.364.300.6643013.429.000.100.3137.6923.083.000.000.000.00
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn49p3112000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1993Richmond BravesILAAAatl-p322716120000000702000.125.125.125.2502018.222.000.000.1130.0038.890.000.000.000.00
1994Richmond BravesILAAAatl-p332821040003000113001.190.227.190.4174025.200.000.000.1970.004.000.000.000.000.00
1995Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn20p3499221000001300000.222.300.333.6333110.333.111.222.28810.0030.003.000.000.0050.00
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn36p3446120000001111000.333.500.333.833209.400.000.167.40911.1111.111.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter58120000001111000.250.400.250.6502011.286.000.125.0009.099.091.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter1116751310160051528001.194.270.254.52417282.235.060.134.0006.1018.293.001.2267.0015.38
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter1116751310160051528001.194.270.254.52417282.235.060.134.0006.1018.293.001.2267.0015.38
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter9025362100152146491453000000.395.487.6361.12316131298.411.241.451.00015.1010.070.674.7018.0731.00
New York Mets Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter58120000001111000.250.400.250.6502011.286.000.125.0009.099.091.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162259326500000032323232000.250.400.250.650650356.286.000.125.0009.099.091.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16298719101900722312001.194.270.254.524253120.235.060.134.0006.1018.293.001.2267.0015.38

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1983Paintsville Brewers AppRkmil22P7--310-113131.0001.86------7100.010.0
1983Beloit Brewers MidwAmil22P7--461-1110.9091.43------7100.05.1
1984Beloit Brewers MidwAmil23P26--1637225553.9642.04------26100.018.7
1985El Paso Diablos TexAAmil24P24--1725114342.9771.75------24100.017.6
1986Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil25P23--11202-3331.9391.35------23100.016.7
1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil25P7-2212--331.0000.430.14-----7100.04.3
1987Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil26P1--2---221.0002.00------1100.00.7
1987Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil26P10-452131-1615.9381.500.33-----10100.06.2
1988Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil27P5--99-118181.0003.60------5100.03.5
1988Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil27P23-1242119224240.9521.740.32-----23100.014.2
1989Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil28P5--25-1771.0001.40------5100.03.4
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil28P9-44453-129.7501.000.20-----9100.05.6
1990Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil29P21--1016232826.9291.24------2680.814.4
1991Canton/Akron Indians EastAAcle30P21--47-111111.0000.52------21100.015.0
1991Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle30P3---2-1221.0000.67------3100.02.2
1992Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn31P21--12241-3736.9731.71------21100.014.8
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn31P1-7311154.8004.000.57-----1100.00.6
1993Richmond Braves ILAAAatl32P27--1734-451511.0001.89------27100.019.0
1994Richmond Braves ILAAAatl33P28--1121233432.9411.14------28100.019.9
1995Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn34P9--713-220201.0002.22------9100.06.3
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn34P4-27-5--551.0001.250.19-----4100.02.8
MLB Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P54-2693145738376.9161.410.28-----540.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 10 season(s)-   P143--81144715232225.9701.57------1430.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P45--2132125453.9811.18------450.00.0
A Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P33--2043326663.9551.91------330.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P7--310-113131.0001.86------70.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1983Paintsville Brewers AppRkmil227----------
1983Beloit Brewers MidwAmil227----------
1984Beloit Brewers MidwAmil2326----------
1985El Paso Diablos TexAAmil2424----------
1986Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil2523----------
1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil257----------
1987Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil261----------
1987Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil2610----------
1988Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil275----------
1988Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil2723----------
1989Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil285----------
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil289----------
1990Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil2921----------
1991Canton/Akron Indians EastAAcle3021----------
1991Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle303----------
1992Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn3121----------
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn311----------
1993Richmond Braves ILAAAatl3227----------
1994Richmond Braves ILAAAatl3328----------
1995Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn349----------
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn344----------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1997Kent State UniversityNCAANCAACollege-36Assistant Coach311813.581--0Rich Rembielak
1998Kent State UniversityNCAANCAACollege-37Assistant Coach291712.586--0Rich Rembielak
1999Kent State UniversityNCAANCAACollege-38Assistant Coach311912.613--0Rich Rembielak
2000Kent State UniversityNCAANCAACollege-39Assistant Coach26206.769--0Rich Rembielak
2001Kent State UniversityNCAANCAACollege-40Assistant Coach271611.593--0Rich Rembielak
2002Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-41Assistant Coach26188.6920.52Rich RembielakConf. Champs, CWS Regionals
2003Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-42Assistant Coach24204.833--1Rich Rembielak-
2004Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-43Assistant Coach241410.5831.02Rich RembielakConf. Champs, CWS Regionals
2005Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-44Assistant Coach19910.4747.04Scott Stricklin-
2006Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-45Assistant Coach26197.731--1Scott StricklinConf Finalists
2007Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-46Assistant Coach27198.704--1Scott StricklinConf Champions, CWS Regionals
2008Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-47Assistant Coach24168.667--1Scott StricklinConf Finalists
2009Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-48Assistant Coach26179.6541.03Scott StricklinConference Champions,CWS Regionals
2010Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-49Assistant Coach27189.667--1Scott StricklinConference Champion,CWS Regionals
2011Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-50Assistant Coach26215.808--1Scott StricklinConference Champions,CWS Regionals
2012Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-51Assistant Coach27243.889--1Scott StricklinConference Champions,CWS Final-8,#8 in nation
2013Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-52Assistant Coach27207.741--1Scott Stricklin
2014Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-53Assistant Coach271611.5932.02Jeff DuncanConference Champions,CWS Regionals
2015Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-54Associate Coach27189.667--1Jeff Duncan
2016Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-55Assistant Coach24204.833--1Jeff DuncanConference Finalists
2017Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-56Assistant Coach24186.750--1Jeff Duncan
2018Kent State University Golden FlashesMACNCAACollege-57Associate Coach27198.704--1Jeff DuncanConference Champions,CWS Regionals
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1995-06-13Released by Mets. 
1994-12-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
1994-10-11Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-12-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Braves. 
1992-10-16Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-01-02ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
1991-09-25Released by Indians. 
1991-04-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1990-10-16Released by Brewers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 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
1986Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll2560,000-61423-386,34760,00060,000
1987Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll2670,000-4862131344,90660,000130,000
1988Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll2770,000-5692219392,10762,500200,000
1989Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll2862,500-69133-429,80262,500262,500
1992New York MetsTeam Payroll31109,000-68035-962,245109,000371,500
1995New York MetsTeam Payroll34109,000-75338-999,520109,000480,500
* 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