Brian Place
Newtown Jets (ML)
Brian Place
Birthdate:
Dec. 25, 1956 (29 y, 7 m, 16 d)
Position:
C
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'1"/207
Entry:
Unknown
Contract:
$600k / 4 years (1986-1989)
ML Service Time:
6 years, 71 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 6 years, 71 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 9 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership High
Loyalty Normal
Greed Normal
Intelligence Normal
Work Ethic High
Popularity
National Extremely Popular
Local Extremely Popular
Current Contract
1986 $150k ($150k left)
1987 $150k
1988 $150k
1989 $150k
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 5 6 7 6 7
vs R 5 6 6 6 7
vs L 6 7 7 6 7
Potential 5 6 7 6 7
Fielding C IF OF
Range 2 1
Error 5 3
Arm 5 3 3
Turn DP 1
C Ability 8
Position
Catcher 7
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 2
Running 4
Sac Bunt 3
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 1 1 1
vs R 1 1 1
vs L 1 1 1
Potential 1 1 1
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 1 1
Other Pitching
Velocity 80-83 mph
GB % 37%
Arm Slot Over the Top
Stamina 1
Hold 1
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1986-07-17
Weight decreased from 208 to 207
1986-04-14
Contact Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Contact decreased from 6 to 5
Weight increased from 207 to 208
National Popularity increased from Very Popular to Extremely Popular
1985-09-29
Contact Potential increased from 5 to 6
Contact increased from 5 to 6
Eye vs L decreased from 7 to 6
1985-07-23
Weight increased from 206 to 207
1985-07-17
Stealing increased from 1 to 2
1985-03-31
Contact Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Contact decreased from 6 to 5
Contact vs R decreased from 6 to 5
Eye vs L increased from 6 to 7
1985-03-08
Stealing decreased from 2 to 1
1985-02-17
Stealing increased from 1 to 2
1985-01-06
Gap Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Gap decreased from 7 to 6
1984-12-23
Weight increased from 205 to 206
1984-12-16
Weight increased from 204 to 205
1984-01-01
Movement Potential decreased from 2 to 1
Movement decreased from 2 to 1
Movement vs R decreased from 2 to 1
Movement vs L decreased from 2 to 1
GB% decreased from 39% to 37%
1983-08-15
Weight decreased from 205 to 204
1983-07-17
Weight decreased from 206 to 205
1983-04-09
Movement Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Movement decreased from 3 to 2
Movement vs R decreased from 3 to 2
Movement vs L decreased from 3 to 2
Weight increased from 205 to 206
1983-04-05
Power vs R decreased from 7 to 6
National Popularity increased from Popular to Very Popular
1983-01-23
Weight decreased from 206 to 205
1983-01-02
Power vs R increased from 6 to 7
1982-09-07
Power vs R decreased from 7 to 6
1982-08-04
Weight increased from 202 to 206
1982-04-01
Eye increased from 5 to 6
Eye vs R increased from 5 to 6
Eye vs L increased from 5 to 6
Infield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Outfield Range decreased from 2 to 1
Catcher Ability decreased from 9 to 8
Weight increased from 200 to 202
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Extremely Popular
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Popular
1982-01-03
Power increased from 6 to 7
Power vs R increased from 6 to 7
Weight increased from 198 to 200
1981-10-04
Gap vs R decreased from 7 to 6
Power vs L increased from 6 to 7
Fastball Pot decreased from 2 to 1
1981-01-18
Power increased from 5 to 6
Power vs R increased from 5 to 6
Control Potential decreased from 3 to 1
GB% decreased from 40% to 39%
Fastball Pot increased from 1 to 2
Weight increased from 197 to 198
Local Popularity decreased from Extremely Popular to Unknown
1980-03-16
Eye increased from 4 to 5
Eye vs R increased from 4 to 5
Control Potential increased from 2 to 3
GB% increased from 38% to 40%
1979-11-04
Power Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Power vs R increased from 4 to 5
Power vs L increased from 5 to 6
Eye Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Eye increased from 3 to 4
Eye vs R increased from 3 to 4
Eye vs L increased from 4 to 5
Catcher Ability increased from 8 to 9
C defense increased from 6 to 7
Control Potential decreased from 3 to 2
GB% decreased from 39% to 38%
Fastball Pot decreased from 2 to 1
Weight decreased from 199 to 197
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Extremely Popular
1979-02-11
Contact increased from 5 to 6
Contact vs R increased from 5 to 6
Contact vs L increased from 5 to 6
Gap Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Power Potential increased from 7 to 8
Power increased from 3 to 5
Power vs R increased from 3 to 4
Power vs L increased from 4 to 5
Eye vs L increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks increased from 5 to 7
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 5 to 7
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 5 to 7
Catcher Arm increased from 4 to 5
Control Potential increased from 2 to 3
Fastball Pot increased from 1 to 2
1978-10-08
Power vs L increased from 3 to 4
Eye increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs R increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 4 to 5
Baserunning increased from 3 to 4
Catcher Ability increased from 7 to 8
C defense increased from 5 to 6
Weight increased from 198 to 199
Local Popularity decreased from Insignficant to Unknown
1977-09-06
C defense increased from 4 to 5
Weight increased from 196 to 198
1977-04-05
Eye vs L increased from 2 to 3
Weight increased from 194 to 196
1977-01-02
Contact Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Contact vs R increased from 4 to 5
Gap vs L decreased from 8 to 7
Power Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Avoid Ks increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 3 to 4
Control decreased from 2 to 1
Control vs R decreased from 2 to 1
Control vs L decreased from 2 to 1
Weight decreased from 196 to 194
1976-09-07
Weight increased from 195 to 196
1976-04-02
Contact increased from 4 to 5
Contact vs L increased from 4 to 5
Bunt for Hit decreased from 2 to 1
Infield Range decreased from 4 to 3
Catcher Ability increased from 6 to 7
1976-01-04
Gap increased from 6 to 7
Gap vs R increased from 6 to 7
Gap vs L increased from 7 to 8
Infield Error increased from 4 to 5
Outfield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Catcher Arm increased from 3 to 4
C defense increased from 3 to 4
Control Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Weight increased from 192 to 195

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
STG - SBC
1985 28 124 500 437 114 29 1 17 65 48 60 90 0 0 0.261 0.348 0.797 0.2913 0.342 3.73
STG - SBC
1984 27 90 375 325 76 23 0 9 40 36 44 63 0 0 0.234 0.325 0.713 0.2607 0.309 1.86
STG - SBC
1983 26 107 432 382 88 15 0 13 50 33 39 76 0 0 0.230 0.303 0.675 0.2500 0.295 1.61
STG - SBC
1982 25 126 540 468 134 20 0 19 62 56 67 87 0 0 0.286 0.372 0.823 0.3134 0.357 4.03
STG - SBC
1981 24 126 541 476 135 26 0 20 79 67 61 91 1 0 0.284 0.364 0.828 0.3125 0.363 4.85
STG - SBC
1980 23 126 510 468 110 20 0 9 49 38 37 86 0 0 0.235 0.290 0.626 0.2679 0.280 1.16
STG - SBC
1979 22 126 535 487 115 23 0 13 56 44 41 88 0 0 0.236 0.297 0.661 0.2615 0.296 2.20
Total - SBC
SBC
825 3433 3043 772 156 1 100 401 322 349 581 1 0 0.254 0.330 0.734 0.2809 0.322 19.44

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
HUR - YL
1978 21 88 417 371 155 32 1 20 83 65 40 52 0 0 0.418 0.477 1.148 0.4485 0.500 6.98
Rockdale - RES
ROC - RES
1977 20 78 327 298 77 23 1 6 41 32 26 80 0 0 0.258 0.315 0.718 0.3302 0.321 0.77
HUR - YL
1977 20 10 47 41 8 1 1 0 5 4 5 10 0 0 0.195 0.277 0.545 0.2500 0.258 -0.18
Total - AAA
AAA
78 327 298 77 23 1 6 41 32 26 80 0 0 0.258 0.315 0.718 0.3302 0.321 0.77
Total - AA
AA
98 464 412 163 33 2 20 88 69 45 62 0 0 0.396 0.457 1.088 0.4294 0.475 6.80

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
STG - SBC
1985 C 124 1093.2 906 76 4 0.996 8.081 1.144 2.91
STG - SBC
1984 C 90 794.1 599 52 4 0.994 7.376 0.986 0.46
STG - SBC
1983 C 107 942.1 761 70 5 0.994 7.937 1.125 0.16
STG - SBC
1982 C 126 1121.1 885 59 13 0.986 7.577 0.971 -2.73
STG - SBC
1981 C 126 1115.1 782 88 5 0.994 7.020 1.033 3.49
STG - SBC
1980 C 126 1086.2 740 69 4 0.995 6.700 0.992 2.23
STG - SBC
1979 C 126 1121.2 805 77 5 0.994 7.077 1.059 1.82
Total C 825 7275.1 5478 491 40 8.34

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
HUR - YL
1978 C 88 787.2 945 60 2 0.998 11.483 1.236 4.86
Rockdale - RES
ROC - RES
1977 C 78 656.2 524 37 7 0.988 7.689 1.036 -0.40
HUR - YL
1977 C 10 91.0 106 9 1 0.991 11.374 0.741 -0.62
Total C 176 1535.1 1575 106 10 3.85
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
MVP / Batter of the Year 1979 Hurstville (YL)
All-Star 1985 St. George (SBC)
1982 St. George (SBC)
1981 St. George (SBC)
Gold Glove 1986 - C St. George (SBC)
1982 - C St. George (SBC)
1979 - C Hurstville (YL)
Batter of the Month Nov 1978 Hurstville (YL)
Rookie of the Month Jan 1980 St. George (SBC)
Player of the Week Dec 20, 1982 St. George (SBC)
Dec 21, 1981 St. George (SBC)
Oct 30, 1978 Hurstville (YL)
Oct 23, 1978 Hurstville (YL)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink4
Grey Ink9
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Note: See Baseball Reference formula (primary position)
Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg GS Rank
1979 SBC 126 1
1980 SBC 126 1
1981 SBC 126 1
1982 SBC 126 1
Year Lg PA Rank
1982 SBC 540 8
Year Lg AB Rank
1979 SBC 487 6
Year Lg BB Rank
1981 SBC 61 8
1982 SBC 67 5
Year Lg IBB Rank
1982 SBC 12 5
1985 SBC 9 3
Year Lg SF Rank
1982 SBC 5 8
1983 SBC 7 5
Year Lg OBP Rank
1982 SBC 0.372 10
Year Lg G Rank
1979 SBC 126 1
1980 SBC 126 1
1981 SBC 126 1
1982 SBC 126 1
Year Lg WAR Rank
1981 SBC 4.9 9