Sonny Roberts
South Melbourne Swans (ML)
Sonny Roberts
Birthdate:
Dec. 29, 1958 (28 y, 8 m, 22 d)
Position:
C
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'0"/189
Entry:
1977 Draft - Round: 5, Overall: 35, Team: South Melbourne Swans
Contract:
$18k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
2 years, 103 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 2 years, 103 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 10 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Low
Loyalty Normal
Greed High
Intelligence Low
Work Ethic Low
Popularity
National Unknown
Local Unknown
Current Contract
1987 $18k ($18k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 4 6 6 4 3
vs R 3 6 6 4 3
vs L 4 6 6 4 3
Potential 4 6 6 4 3
Fielding C IF OF
Range 1 1
Error 2 2
Arm 7 5 5
Turn DP 1
C Ability 7
Position
Catcher 6
First 1
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 1
Running 1
Sac Bunt 3
Bunt for Hit 2
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 1 2 1
vs R 1 2 1
vs L 1 2 1
Potential 1 2 1
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 1 1
Other Pitching
Velocity 80-83 mph
GB % 44%
Arm Slot Over the Top
Stamina 1
Hold 1
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1987-09-20
Contact vs R decreased from 4 to 3
1987-08-03
Baserunning decreased from 2 to 1
1987-07-17
Weight increased from 187 to 189
1987-04-18
Gap vs R increased from 5 to 6
1987-04-16
Weight decreased from 188 to 187
1987-03-24
Weight decreased from 189 to 188
1987-03-08
Power increased from 5 to 6
Power vs R increased from 5 to 6
1986-10-05
Outfield Error decreased from 3 to 2
1986-04-14
Gap increased from 5 to 6
Catcher Ability increased from 6 to 7
Weight decreased from 190 to 189
1986-03-09
Baserunning increased from 1 to 2
1986-02-23
Weight decreased from 191 to 190
1986-01-05
C defense increased from 5 to 6
1985-10-13
Weight increased from 190 to 191
1985-09-29
Infield Range decreased from 2 to 1
1985-03-31
Contact vs R increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 2 to 3
Infield Error decreased from 3 to 2
Outfield Range decreased from 2 to 1
Weight increased from 189 to 190
1985-01-20
Weight increased from 188 to 189
1985-01-06
Contact increased from 3 to 4
Power vs L increased from 5 to 6
1984-12-23
Weight decreased from 189 to 188
1984-11-18
Weight decreased from 190 to 189
1984-07-17
Power increased from 4 to 5
Power vs R increased from 4 to 5
Weight decreased from 191 to 190
1984-04-02
Contact vs L increased from 3 to 4
Power vs L increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 2 to 3
GB% decreased from 45% to 44%
1984-01-01
Weight increased from 190 to 191
1983-10-02
Weight decreased from 191 to 190
1983-08-28
Weight decreased from 192 to 191
1983-08-15
Weight increased from 191 to 192
1983-08-03
Weight decreased from 192 to 191
1983-04-09
Power increased from 3 to 4
Power vs R increased from 3 to 4
Outfield Range increased from 1 to 2
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
1983-01-23
C defense increased from 4 to 5
1983-01-02
Gap Potential increased from 5 to 6
Power vs L increased from 3 to 4
Sac Bunt increased from 2 to 3
Bunt for Hit increased from 1 to 2
GB% increased from 42% to 45%
1982-11-14
Weight decreased from 193 to 192
1982-01-03
Power increased from 2 to 3
Power vs R increased from 2 to 3
Outfield Range decreased from 2 to 1
C defense increased from 3 to 4
Weight decreased from 194 to 193
1981-10-04
Gap Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Power increased from 1 to 2
Power vs R increased from 1 to 2
Power vs L increased from 2 to 3
Control Potential decreased from 2 to 1
Weight increased from 192 to 194
1981-01-18
Power vs L increased from 1 to 2
Eye Potential increased from 3 to 4
Eye increased from 3 to 4
Eye vs R increased from 3 to 4
Infield Error increased from 2 to 3
Catcher Arm increased from 6 to 7
Weight increased from 189 to 192
1980-03-16
Gap Potential increased from 5 to 6
Avoid Ks increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 1 to 2
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 1 to 2
C defense increased from 2 to 3
Control Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Weight decreased from 190 to 189
1979-11-04
Contact increased from 2 to 3
Contact vs R increased from 2 to 3
Contact vs L increased from 2 to 3
Gap Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Eye vs L increased from 3 to 4
Control Potential increased from 2 to 3
Weight decreased from 192 to 190
1979-02-11
Contact Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Contact vs L decreased from 3 to 2
Gap increased from 4 to 5
Gap vs R increased from 4 to 5
Gap vs L increased from 4 to 6
Power Potential increased from 5 to 6
Eye Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Weight increased from 188 to 192
1978-10-08
Contact Potential increased from 4 to 5
Contact increased from 1 to 2
Contact vs R increased from 1 to 2
Contact vs L increased from 1 to 3
Gap increased from 2 to 4
Gap vs R increased from 2 to 4
Gap vs L increased from 2 to 4
Power Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Eye increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs R increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs L increased from 2 to 3
Outfield Error increased from 2 to 3
Outfield Arm increased from 4 to 5
Catcher Ability increased from 5 to 6
Catcher Arm increased from 5 to 6
Weight increased from 187 to 188

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 wRC+ WAR
SML - VBL
1986 27 42 84 75 13 1 0 4 12 9 8 25 0 0 0.173 0.250 0.597 0.1915 0.254 57 0.09
SML - VBL
1985 26 31 39 35 5 0 0 1 3 2 3 12 0 0 0.143 0.205 0.434 0.1739 0.196 13 -0.20
SML - VBL
1984 25 13 18 15 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 6 0 0 0.133 0.278 0.411 0.2222 0.215 21 -0.14
Total - VBL
VBL
86 141 125 20 1 0 5 16 12 14 43 0 0 0.160 0.241 0.529 0.1899 0.232 40 -0.25

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 wRC+ WAR
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1985 26 2 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.000 0.125 0.125 0.0000 0.090 -77 -0.20
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1984 25 10 40 36 7 0 0 2 5 6 4 7 0 0 0.194 0.275 0.636 0.1852 0.285 53 0.03
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1983 24 84 334 301 55 18 0 8 27 27 32 106 0 0 0.183 0.261 0.583 0.2500 0.260 38 -0.67
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1982 23 84 337 298 65 11 1 12 51 32 36 109 0 0 0.218 0.303 0.685 0.2961 0.303 62 0.10
WLK - ADL
1981 22 84 352 310 82 20 1 13 56 36 40 94 0 0 0.265 0.347 0.808 0.3366 0.363 117 2.50
WLK - ADL
1980 21 84 334 292 79 20 1 10 43 45 34 100 0 0 0.271 0.344 0.793 0.3670 0.356 107 2.17
WLK - ADL
1979 20 67 256 222 57 14 2 4 31 29 32 76 0 0 0.257 0.352 0.744 0.3706 0.337 98 1.02
WLK - ADL
1978 19 51 180 153 32 10 0 3 20 25 25 63 0 0 0.209 0.322 0.656 0.3295 0.296 61 -0.07
WLK - ADL
1977 18 39 152 141 28 9 0 4 16 15 9 44 0 0 0.199 0.257 0.604 0.2581 0.270 48 0.04
None - None
None - None
1977 18 26 134 117 46 15 2 4 29 45 13 11 4 2 0.393 0.447 1.105 0.4038 0.468 205 1.66
Total - ??
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26 134 117 46 15 2 4 29 45 13 11 4 2 0.393 0.447 1.105 0.4038 0.468 205 1.66
Total - AAA
AAA
180 719 642 127 29 1 22 83 65 73 223 0 0 0.198 0.280 0.629 0.2625 0.280 49 -0.74
Total - AA
AA
325 1274 1118 278 73 4 34 166 150 140 377 0 0 0.249 0.333 0.745 0.3403 0.335 94 5.65

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
SML - VBL
1986 C 30 187.2 137 12 0 1.000 7.146 1.069 0.93
SML - VBL
1986 1B 5 7.0 5 1 0 1.000 7.714 1.084 0.05
SML - VBL
1985 C 19 83.0 69 6 1 0.987 8.133 1.274 0.49
SML - VBL
1985 1B 6 8.2 10 0 1 0.909 10.385 0.729 -0.48
SML - VBL
1984 1B 7 17.0 17 2 0 1.000 10.059 0.906 -0.19
Total C 49 270.2 206 18 1 1.42
Total 1B 18 32.2 32 3 1 -0.62

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1985 C 2 18.0 17 0 0 1.000 8.500 0.000 -0.70
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1984 C 10 88.0 79 5 0 1.000 8.591 0.000 0.61
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1983 C 84 731.0 695 65 8 0.990 9.357 0.903 0.69
Hawthorn - SBL
HAW - SBL
1982 C 84 700.2 665 54 7 0.990 9.236 0.984 -0.21
WLK - ADL
1981 C 84 669.1 745 53 5 0.994 10.730 1.076 1.51
WLK - ADL
1980 C 84 692.0 763 64 2 0.998 10.756 1.141 2.20
WLK - ADL
1979 C 63 503.0 596 38 4 0.994 11.344 1.040 -0.26
WLK - ADL
1979 1B 4 19.0 19 0 0 1.000 9.000 0.724 -0.93
WLK - ADL
1978 C 43 341.0 367 21 3 0.992 10.241 1.226 0.63
WLK - ADL
1978 1B 10 27.0 20 3 0 1.000 7.667 0.895 -0.32
WLK - ADL
1977 C 39 321.2 358 33 1 0.997 10.940 1.213 2.29
Total C 493 4064.2 4285 333 30 6.76
Total 1B 14 46.0 39 3 0 -1.25
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
Gold Glove 1981 - C West Lakes (ADL)
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