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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Richard Paul Burleson
Stat Years
1970-1987  [mlb] 1974-1987
Height/Weight
5-10 / 165
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
SS (1203) ... 2B (92) ... DH (45) ... 3B (6)
Draft Position
SS
Born Date/Place
High School
Warren (Downey,CA)
Colleges
Cerritos College (Norwalk, California)
Draft
Selected by the Boston Red Sox in Round #1 (#5 overall) of the 1970 Amateur Entry Draft (Jan-Sec Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Joe Stephenson
MLB Debut
1974-05-04 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.005)
Service Time
Organizations
BOS [7] CAL [5] BAL [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 9431 ... retro id: burlr001 ... mlbam id: 111737
Relations
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1970Winter HavenFSLA+----19ss---11184194292134129000000000.220.220.277.49741911618.000.057.0000.000.000.00419.00.2419.6
    1971GreenvilleWcarA----20ss---229118243142212000000000.263.263.381.644118458.000.118.0000.000.000.0059.01.6925.8
    1971Winston-SalemCaroA+----20ss---2772993582142430000000000.274.274.375.64929911220.000.101.0000.000.000.0074.81.3424.4
    1972PawtucketEastAA----21ss---313648859115260951000000000.236.236.344.58048816835.000.108.0000.000.000.0054.21.8430.4
    1973PawtucketILAAA----22ss---414647758120201645000000000.252.252.335.58747716027.000.083.0000.000.000.0079.51.2622.5
    1974PawtucketILAAA----23ss---510417144014000000000.341.341.512.85341215.000.171.0000.000.000.0041.02.4435.7
    1974Boston Red SoxALMLBbos723ssL-S-E-P511438436109220444332134235013.284.320.372.69241514326.143.088.2995.068.191.6296.00.9623.9
    1975Boston Red SoxALMLBbos724ssL-S-E-P6158580661462516628545443179118.252.305.329.63465419132.160.077.2606.886.730.9896.70.9221.9
    1976Boston Red SoxALMLBbos725ssL-S-E-P7152540751572717421496037583215.291.365.383.74861620735.213.092.3019.746.010.6277.11.1422.3
    1977Boston Red SoxALMLBbos726ssL-S-E-P81546638019436735213124769236115.293.338.382.72072125346.161.089.3206.529.571.47221.00.4223.7
    1978Boston Red SoxALMLBbos727ssL-S-E-P9145626751553255498840714105216.248.295.339.63468521242.155.091.2705.8410.361.78125.20.7327.1
    1979Boston Red SoxALMLBbos728ssL-S-E-P1015362793174325560953554398013.278.315.368.68368223142.153.090.2935.137.921.54125.40.7324.1
    1980Boston Red SoxALMLBbos729ssL-S-E-P111556448917929285112136251264024.278.341.366.70771823639.183.088.2908.647.100.8280.51.1121.8
    1981California AngelsALMLBcal730ssL-S-E-P1210943053126171533464238311428.293.357.372.72949016023.172.079.3098.577.760.9086.01.0218.2
    1982California AngelsALMLBcal731ssL-S-E-P131145471002006302022.156.255.178.4335381.156.022.16711.325.660.500.00.0014.3
    1983Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-32ss---14145131030042041100000.196.255.255.51055133.176.059.2507.2720.002.750.00.0030.0
    1983California AngelsALMLBcal732ssL-S-E-P143311922347001102121202105.286.348.345.693134417.143.059.3158.968.961.000.00.0020.6
    1984California AngelsALMLBcal733ssL-S-E-P1574200000000201000.000.000.000.000500.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.00.000.0
    1986California AngelsALMLBcal735dh-ssL-S-E-P1693271357714052913333216112.284.363.391.75431210619.221.107.30610.5810.260.9754.21.6024.7
    1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal17362bL-S-E-P1762206264314121402173036007.209.279.316.5952326517.180.107.2367.3312.931.76103.00.8639.5
    MLB Totals (13 yrs)1346513965614012562350449726842047728844611138.273.328.361.68957171853329.170.088.2907.358.341.14102.80.8723.5
    American League Totals (13 yrs)1346513965614012562350449726842047728844611138.273.328.361.68957171853329.170.088.2907.358.341.14102.80.8723.5
    Minor League Totals5301893228464849231752041100000.245.247.335.5821897635116.094.090.2370.210.582.7582.31.2125.0
    Minor: A Totals29118243142212000000000.263.263.381.644118458.119.118.2500.000.000.0059.01.6925.8
    Minor: A+ Totals19571877174276559000000000.242.242.318.56071822838.075.076.2370.000.000.00143.60.7021.8
    Minor: AA Totals13648859115260951000000000.236.236.344.58048816835.109.108.2210.000.000.0054.21.8430.4
    Minor: AAA Totals170569681442717532041100000.253.258.341.59957319435.098.088.2490.701.922.7581.31.2224.3
    Boston Red Sox Totals (7 yrs)103140645141114203213836067553103602156406114.274.326.362.68844911473262.168.088.2906.908.021.16106.90.8523.5
    California Angels Totals (5 yrs)253869116244391107551193874226517.281.351.362.71399431550.182.081.3019.368.750.9486.91.0120.5
    Baltimore Orioles Totals (1 yrs)62206264314121402173036007.209.279.316.5952326517.180.107.2367.3312.931.76103.00.8639.5
    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
    1974Boston Red SoxALMLB232B310245.06579324147144.9804.600.5919.127.23
    1974Boston Red SoxALMLB233B201.02100331.0001.503.001.21.85
    1974Boston Red SoxALMLB23SS880711.01432561842417399.9574.500.5654.377.22
    1975Boston Red SoxALMLB24SS15801,398.026749829102794765.9634.800.5598.8100.01
    1976Boston Red SoxALMLB25SS15201,304.12744783488786752.9574.900.5893.8100.01
    1977Boston Red SoxALMLB26SS15401,360.028548224111791767.9705.000.5695.7100.01
    1978Boston Red SoxALMLB27SS14401,298.028548215100782767.9815.300.5988.399.31
    1979Boston Red SoxALMLB28SS15301,313.027252316109811795.9805.200.6195.6100.01
    1980Boston Red SoxALMLB29SS15501,364.130152822147851829.9745.300.6196.9100.01
    1981California AngelsALMLB30SS1090948.12083941388615602.9795.500.6399.1100.01
    1982California AngelsALMLB31SS110114.219511127170.9866.400.616.8100.03
    1983Edmonton TrappersPCLAAA32SS1100.01716343633.9173.000.007.778.62
    1983California AngelsALMLB32SS310263.254102516161156.9695.000.5919.193.93
    1986California AngelsALMLB352B6042.015110326261.0004.300.623.76.53
    1986California AngelsALMLB353B4027.2421076.8571.500.222.54.33
    1986California AngelsALMLB35SS370257.24377212122120.9843.200.4722.839.82
    1986California AngelsALMLB35DH3800.0000000.0000.000.0023.540.92
    1987Baltimore OriolesALMLB362B550470.0112145639263257.9774.700.5534.088.72
    1987Baltimore OriolesALMLB36DH700.0000000.0000.000.004.311.37
    MLB Totals - (2B)92075719223596615.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (3B)6028631012.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (SS)1192010,3312151387117982715.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (DH)4500000000.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (SS)110017163413.0000.000.00---------
    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
    1974MLB---31288-----
    1975MLB-----158-----
    1976MLB-----152-----
    1977MLB-----154-----
    1978MLB-----144-----
    1979MLB-----153-----
    1980MLB-----155-----
    1981MLB-----109-----
    1982MLB-----11-----
    1983MLB-----31-----
    1983Minor-----11-----
    1986MLB---6437----38
    1987MLB---55------7
    Totals---9261203----45