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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
James Lee Kaat
Stat Years
1957-1983  [mlb] 1959-1983
Height/Weight
6-4 / 217
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
P (898) ... DH (1)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1938-11-07 in Zeeland, Michigan   [81.149]
High School
Zeeland (Zeeland,MI)
Colleges
Hope College (Holland, Michigan)
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Washington Senators I in 1957
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Dick Wiencek
MLB Debut
1959-08-02 - Boxscore  (Age: 20.268)
Service Time
Organizations
MIN [13] PHI [4] SLN [4] CHA [3] WS1 [2] NYA [2]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 13531 ... retro id: kaatj101 ... mlbam id: 116803
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Games

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YearSplitsGGSDNSDNFGS%CGPHPRDRGFfor PHfor PRfor DRb1b2b3b4b5b6b7b8b9p Pp Cp 1Bp 2Bp 3Bp SSp LFp CFp RFp DH
1959Log - Splits321266.70---------0---142222222223000000000
1960Log - Splits1394969.204---321025910999109121113000000000
1961Log - Splits362972180.6817---632832131293030302928294636000000000
1962Log - Splits393541989.716322822592535363535363735346939000000000
1963Log - Splits312742087.17162612632528272828272828284531000000000
1964Log - Splits363422194.4133211113252334343637373534356636000000000
1965Log - Splits454233593.372716252112142424343434243427245000000000
1966Log - Splits4141022100.01932---903852541414141414142437941000000000
1967Log - Splits423842590.513341814572738384039403841436842000000000
1968Log - Splits302912096.7924---402411529322930292931305030000000000
1969Log - Splits403282280.01040---1543922033353533323434357240000000000
1970Log - Splits4534113075.642011133641936343436363636365445000000000
1971Log - Splits393812397.41526---303972139383838383837396239000000000
1972Log - Splits1515010100.0513---301521115151515151517152915000000000
1973Log - Splits363512597.2104---512933936383635353536333636000000001
1974Log - Splits423932492.9157---202083739393939393941404542000000000
1975Log - Splits434122995.3125---3142154442414241424141434443000000000
1976Log - Splits383532892.1718---313911835363535353534345438000000000
1977Log - Splits352782577.1281632852627282728272827283835000000000
1978Log - Splits262422292.329---602262424252424242426253426000000000
1979Log - Splits4324124.701026156---273254343543000000000
1980Log - Splits531439826.4634112251141318161418151816173953000000000
1981Log - Splits4114012.40221816------2314223142041000000000
1982Log - Splits6226023.2018112126------235534361862000000000
1983Log - Splits2402400.005---119---------11202301624000000000
Totals89862527344569.6180457141671026121044676466446456486436476466571064898000000001
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started DNS Did not start. Count of games not started DNF Did not finish. Count of games not finished. GS% Games Started Percentage CG Complete Games PH Pinch hit appearances in games context and Pinch hits in On Base context PR Entered game as Pinch Runner DR Entered game as defensive replacement GF Games Finished for PH Left game for Pinch hitter for PR Left game for Pinch runner for DR Left game for defensive replacement b1 Games at batting slot #1 (Leadoff) b2 Games at batting slot #2 b3 Games at batting slot #3 b4 Games at batting slot #4 (Cleanup) b5 Games at batting slot #5 b6 Games at batting slot #6 b7 Games at batting slot #7 b8 Games at batting slot #8 b9 Games at batting slot #9 p P Games at pitcher position p C Games at catcher p 1B Games at First Base p 2B Games at Second Base p 3B Games at Third Base p SS Games at Shortstop p LF Games at Left Field p CF Games at Center Field p RF Games at Right Field p DH Games as Designated Hitter

On Base

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YearSplitsGPAABBAVGOBPSLGOPSOBLdoffH1B1B-IF1B-OF1B-Bnt2B3BHRSolo2-Run3-RunGSlamIPHRWO-HRWO-HPHXBHTBRBIHR RBIRBI outRBI HRRBIHR%BBBB4BB 1BOBB BLBB LdIBBHBPROECI
1959Log - Splits32920.350.481.5501.0311367534010100100000211932333.33401010210
1960Log - Splits13228188.255.370.447.817845048305430828620000021884371041027.033104132530
1961Log - Splits36865757.248.329.337.6662812081881472616212721253400003412559023122325.5682222323211180
1962Log - Splits3911121002.243.305.353.6583362782431823121233442311930001561354943883840.4375014216518140
1963Log - Splits31764712.274.318.434.7522421881951352517013062415801000660309873553540.23380901019130
1964Log - Splits361009919.251.301.373.67430025123116950181135423165201009623438632163237.216001401359200
1965Log - Splits4511151034.258.302.378.68033528126720032235135725167200006673911053693634.296301101465280
1966Log - Splits4112281154.235.270.353.6233293162711983124013952922520000673407953883840.0055060643251
1967Log - Splits4211001035.260.293.367.6603192762692065021913662113620000763380973183131.96410100629150
1968Log - Splits30854791.243.278.357.635235215192145211712201116104200004472826724122435.8240050703150
1969Log - Splits401048950.265.322.381.703336251252195372156277231661000110573629531123132.6375112011159250
1970Log - Splits45973894.273.316.409.72530524024417840204336426169100002663669437153739.36580130883181
1971Log - Splits3910981027.268.302.364.66632827227521318257541516113200011262374902372325.5647090696150
1972Log - Splits15443414.227.260.321.582114116946911831172651000000251333376721.2120031020100
1973Log - Splits36951899.278.313.439.752297235250173422083398301212510001773951095555550.46430150414120
1974Log - Splits4211391054.250.293.345.63833229126320319244337518123210001603649228142830.436321001036190
1975Log - Splits4312791172.274.321.379.700407321321244622592516201261100027744410531143129.52770621609200
1976Log - Splits38924878.274.298.418.71627323824116930211039122115420012472367812982935.8032070930120
1977Log - Splits35710658.321.361.512.87325417021113918193138142012530000272337873183135.6341060137270
1978Log - Splits26586536.280.322.412.735187146150104141362307962010001462215914111423.733213076560
1979Log - Splits43286255.286.336.443.779946073479640174532000001261133275721.881901174240
1980Log - Splits53573520.285.328.392.7201851331481081313513046410100210402046210131016.1337060513080
1981Log - Splits41229201.299.345.423.76877466042124811332200001171885312926.451711118030
1982Log - Splits62323286.276.332.434.766106637950772119462211000129124511381325.492504149250
1983Log - Splits24162147.327.367.476.8435832483614340705130100011270221121150.001001013070
Totals8981902817503.264.309.387.696582746834620338762040004070613239524310836812810312336775181059922159933.0910857193122011181223232
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats BAVG 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) OB On Base (including Homers) Ldoff Leadoff H Hits 1B-IF Infield Single (or Hit) 1B-OF Outfield Singles 1B-Bnt Bunt Single 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs Solo Solo Homers (no baserunners) 2-Run 2-Run Homers 3-Run 3-Run homers Gslam Grand Slams (Bases loaded homer) IPHR Inside the park home run WO-HR Walkoff-homer WO-H Walkoff Hit PH Pinch hit appearances in games context and Pinch hits in On Base context XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) RBI Runs Batted In HR RBI RBIs from home runs RBI Out Runs Batted In on outs RBIHR% Pct of total RBIs from Homers BB Walks BB4 Walkes on 4-pitches, excluding Intentional walks BB 1BO Walked with first base open and runners on 2nd and /or 3rd BB BL Bases Loaded Walk BB LD Leadoff walk IBB Intentional Walks HBP Hit by a Pitch ROE Reached on Error CI Catchers Interference

Outs

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YearSplitsGPAABOutsGOAOGO%FOLOPOFrcFCProdBuntSHSFGDPGDP-OGDP%IF OutOF OutIF Out%loc Ploc Cloc 1Bloc 2Bloc 3Bloc SSloc LFloc CFloc RFSOSO-swSO-caSo-3SO-FTSO Sw%
1959Log - Splits32920151033.33201104221050.0011284.6101432101200000.00
1960Log - Splits1322818814060551.09477181731382729.63783767.8125101712221110162500000.00
1961Log - Splits368657575612511871.34149172133534995249026.6730013868.545836584610726516112300000.00
1962Log - Splits39111210027593402461.38206271342329151163411729.0643814874.775959967712231516617300000.00
1963Log - Splits317647125062481531.6213218329316423157819.2329410773.34084853529315474510500000.00
1964Log - Splits3610099196872762401.1521322535244151383111028.1835715969.247114977749927735917100000.00
1965Log - Splits45111510347453352561.312014213327358662610724.3041617570.4681343799611744706115400000.00
1966Log - Splits41122811548683403231.052744362553211962410822.2244222166.74910441079313962817820500000.00
1967Log - Splits42110010357572642820.942691302994181041210311.6536618067.0471157727210734737321100000.00
1968Log - Splits308547915942332311.01203253341031101010138415.4830116364.9311030566910537695713000000.00
1969Log - Splits4010489506842702750.9820450213932543102411421.0535918665.9291041757712754706213900000.00
1970Log - Splits459738946472862411.1919636933241117102410922.0235417367.2461345726910932726912000000.00
1971Log - Splits39109810277472873230.89254462324837131161911316.8137923162.1421243758811951918913700000.00
1972Log - Splits154434143161311211.081068716318954144531.111678566.3174212852452434276400000.00
1973Log - Splits369518996412452870.85206414033121113197425.6833919363.7281245598111442886310900000.00
1974Log - Splits42113910547832953460.8527741284653296102612021.6738825360.533841998612162969514200000.00
1975Log - Splits43127911728463313730.893164017496501311103114121.9944126362.6401639100901565710410214200000.00
1976Log - Splits389248786363022511.2020126243833211763010428.8536818566.52084386941173388648310001.20
1977Log - Splits357106584452021881.07140242433324762209022.2225413665.11911246365722951565510001.82
1978Log - Splits265865363911621810.90133252318234867175928.8120713660.3182227534562159564821004.17
1979Log - Splits4328625518680810.99726311215654104124.391006162.173142220342118222500000.00
1980Log - Splits535735203782071341.54107161124242987187025.7123610569.2183385745751642473700000.00
1981Log - Splits4122920114881591.37427101611655593923.08984270.01421028202492112800000.00
1982Log - Splits62323286212113641.774112112002144684119.511364176.8151223628341612133500000.00
1983Log - Splits241621479746321.44226480833162227.27552370.581514131431191900000.00
Totals898190281750312789539549321.09401359832167686689198161143462201122.976884344366.776919183015081456213075813821303246241000.16
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats GO Groundouts AO Air out (Fly Outs + Popouts + Lineouts) FO Fly outs LO Lineouts PO Putouts Frc Forceouts. Groundout with runner ahead of him forced out on base. FC Fielders Choice Prod Productive out. At the very least, a runner was advanced on the out SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies GDP Grounded into Double Play GDP-O Double Play Opportunities for Batter (Runner on 1st + less than 2 outs) GDP% Grounded into double play percentage. Double Plays vs Opportunities IF Out Infield Outs OF out Outfield Outs IF Out% Percentage of outs in the infield loc P Balls fielded by pitcher loc C Balls fielded by catcher loc 1B Balls fielded by first baseman loc 2B Balls fielded by second baseman loc 3B Balls fielded by third baseman loc SS Balls fielded by shortstop loc LF Balls fielded by left field loc CF Balls fielded by center field loc RF Balls fielded by right field SO Strikeouts SO-Sw Strikeouts Swinging SO-Ca Strikeouts Looking (or Called) SO-3 Strikeouts on 3 Pitches SO-FT Strikeout on Foul Tip SO SW% Percentage of strikeouts on swings

Baserunning

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YearSplitsGPAOBmOBPRR%SBSB2SB3SBHCSCS2CS3CSHS1-3S1-2S1-3%S2-HS2-3S2-H%D1-HD1-3D1-H%DIAdv WPAdv OutFrcROOB
1959Log - Splits32913.448861.54110000002166.671150.00---0---00620
1960Log - Splits1322884.3683946.43110000001127.695271.4330100.00021088
1961Log - Splits36865281.32510236.3098101001203735.0924875.003537.50015373534
1962Log - Splits391112336.30210330.6520206600213239.6215962.503925.00016284335
1963Log - Splits31764242.3179438.8443100000163531.3717480.954180.0006253021
1964Log - Splits361009300.2979832.6786204400172441.4623776.671712.50013503534
1965Log - Splits451115335.30011634.6388002200194927.9425778.135935.7107393337
1966Log - Splits411228329.26811434.65109103300194629.2324875.002433.33014312534
1967Log - Splits421100319.29010934.171513203300144025.93221068.754357.1408533126
1968Log - Splits30854235.2757632.3422003201142635.0012570.593350.0006263720
1969Log - Splits401048336.32111133.04115601100184827.2721775.005455.56012254040
1970Log - Splits45973305.31310835.411210203300203337.7421580.774640.00012453337
1971Log - Splits391098328.29910030.491512303300195326.3926876.477558.3309442532
1972Log - Splits15443114.2573631.58642033005838.463260.002340.0002111717
1973Log - Splits36951297.31212241.081712504310173930.3620774.073442.8605253424
1974Log - Splits421139332.29110631.9364209900164725.4013959.096554.5506324732
1975Log - Splits431279407.31811828.9965018800185923.38211165.639852.9401494943
1976Log - Splits38924273.2959434.4376103210142535.9019676.006366.6702293736
1977Log - Splits35710254.3589938.9863306411113424.4421970.003442.8602323425
1978Log - Splits26586187.3196635.293300220052417.2413476.477653.8506281722
1979Log - Splits4328694.3293335.113210110061037.508280.001325.00058812
1980Log - Splits53573185.3236535.149900220082226.6715671.435550.0006322221
1981Log - Splits4122977.3362735.061100000041028.574544.441233.33021487
1982Log - Splits62323106.3284037.746510110021016.677277.7820100.000121128
1983Log - Splits2416258.3581831.032110000021016.67030.0010100.0001887
Totals898190285827.306200234.3617013336168623330873429.5638014772.11909947.620159708670612
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances OB On Base (including Homers) mOBP Modified On Base Percentage. Includes all times on base, whether earned or not. R Runs R% Run%. Runs/OnBase. % of time on base that he scores SB Stolen Bases (Total) SB2 Steals of 2nd base SB3 Steals of 3rd base SBH Steals of home CS Caught Stealings CS2 Caught stealing second base CS3 Caught stealing third base CSH Caught stealing home S1-3 1b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S1-2 1b to 2b on a single while a baserunner S1-3% % of times going first to third on a single S2-H 2b to home on a single while a baserunner S2-3 2b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S2-H% % of times second to home on a single D1-H Scored from first base on a double D1-3 1b to 3b on a double D1-H% % of times scoring from first base on a double DI Defensive Indifference. Defense allowed steal without attempt to throw out Adv WP Advanced on Wild Pitch or Passed Ball Adv Out Advanced safely on an out FrcR Forced out as runner. OOB Thrown Out on Bases as baserunner, excludes while batter

Pitches

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YearSplitsGPAABBBSOHBPPitStrBalSwMsCalCtSwingsFoulIntBInPlStr%Bal%Foul%SW%SwMs%P/PAIP-SW%IP-PA%FPSFPSwFPIPFPS%FPSw%FPIP%
1959Log - Splits329204220000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1960Log - Splits13228188312550000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1961Log - Splits3686575782123110000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1962Log - Splits391112100275173180000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1963Log - Splits317647123810590000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1964Log - Splits3610099196017190000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1965Log - Splits45111510346315450000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1966Log - Splits41122811545520530000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1967Log - Splits42110010354121190000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1968Log - Splits308547914013030000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1969Log - Splits4010489507513990000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1970Log - Splits459738945812030000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1971Log - Splits39109810274713760000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1972Log - Splits15443414206400000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1973Log - Splits369518994310940000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1974Log - Splits42113910546314260000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1975Log - Splits43127911727714290000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1976Log - Splits3892487832830694722102425302168.1231.884.3536.234.000.0784.02.317661.840.650.65
1977Log - Splits35710658415521082503820180.0020.0020.0080.0062.500.0112.50.11100.140.140.00
1978Log - Splits26586536324855538171811937150469.0930.9127.2767.2748.650.0910.80.70000.000.000.00
1979Log - Splits43286255192521470007700750.000.000.0050.000.000.05100.02.40000.000.000.00
1980Log - Splits53573520373700000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1981Log - Splits4122920117800000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1982Log - Splits62323286253520000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1983Log - Splits24162147101900000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
Totals8981902817503108524621221481004124153772003367.5727.7013.5152.0331.170.0142.90.218760.090.040.03
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats BB Walks SO Strikeouts HBP Hit by a Pitch Pit Pitches Str Strikes Bal Balls SwMs Swing and Miss Cal Called Strikes Swings Batter swung at pitch, regardless of result Foul Foul Balls IntB Intentional Balls InPl Balls put in Play Str% Strike percentage. Total Strikes / Total Pitches Bal% Balls percentage Foul% Foul ball percentage, of all pitches Sw% Swing Percentage. Total Swings / Total Pitches SwMs% Swing and Miss%. When swinging, how much does he miss P/PA Pitches per Plate Appearance IP-SW% Percentage of swings that are put in play IP-PA% % of Plate Appearances where ball is put into play FPS First Pitch Strike FPSw First Pitch Swing FPIP First Pitch in Play FPS% % of Plate Appearances with First Pitch as Strike FPSw% First Pitch Swing Percentage FPIP% First Pitch in Play Percentage