John Speechley
Free Agent
John Speechley
Birthdate:
Dec. 20, 1955 (30 y, 2 m, 26 d)
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'0"/208
Entry:
1977 Draft - Round: 1, Overall: 7, Team: Geelong Cats
Contract:
Free Agent
ML Service Time:
3 years, 32 days
Current Status
MLB Service Time 3 years, 32 days
40-man Service Time 0 years, 42 days
Time as Pro 9 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Normal
Greed Low
Intelligence High
Work Ethic Normal
Popularity
National Insignficant
Local Insignficant
Current Contract
Free Agent
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 3 3 1 2 2
vs R 3 3 1 2 2
vs L 3 3 1 2 2
Potential 3 3 1 3 2
Fielding C IF OF
Range 2 1
Error 4 2
Arm 1 5 1
Turn DP 3
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 5
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 3
Running 1
Sac Bunt 8
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 6 5 3
vs R 6 5 3
vs L 6 5 3
Potential 6 5 3
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 6 6
Curveball 4 4
Slider 4 5
Changeup 8 8
Other Pitching
Velocity 94-96 mph
GB % 57%
Arm Slot Over the Top
Stamina 6
Hold 3
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1986-03-02
Weight decreased from 209 to 208
1986-02-23
Weight increased from 208 to 209
1986-01-05
Stealing increased from 2 to 3
GB% increased from 55% to 57%
Fastball increased from 5 to 6
1985-11-24
Weight increased from 207 to 208
1985-09-29
Gap vs L decreased from 4 to 3
Eye Potential increased from 2 to 3
Outfield Error decreased from 3 to 2
Fastball decreased from 6 to 5
1985-07-17
Position changed from SP to RP
Role changed from SP to RP
Weight decreased from 208 to 207
1985-04-11
Weight decreased from 209 to 208
1985-03-31
GB% decreased from 56% to 55%
Fastball increased from 5 to 6
Changeup Pot decreased from 9 to 8
Local Popularity decreased from Fair to Insignficant
1985-03-13
Weight increased from 208 to 209
1985-01-20
Weight increased from 207 to 208
1985-01-06
Sac Bunt increased from 7 to 8
Movement vs R decreased from 6 to 5
GB% decreased from 58% to 56%
Fastball decreased from 6 to 5
1984-12-16
Position changed from RP to SP
Role changed from RP to SP
Weight increased from 206 to 207
1984-10-28
Weight increased from 205 to 206
1984-09-30
Stealing decreased from 3 to 2
1984-09-04
Sac Bunt decreased from 8 to 7
1984-07-17
Stuff Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Control Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Control decreased from 4 to 3
Control vs R decreased from 4 to 3
1984-04-02
Eye vs L decreased from 3 to 2
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 3 to 2
Infield Arm decreased from 6 to 5
Outfield Range decreased from 2 to 1
Movement Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Movement decreased from 6 to 5
Control vs L decreased from 4 to 3
Stamina decreased from 7 to 6
Local Popularity increased from Insignficant to Fair
1984-03-15
Weight decreased from 206 to 205
1984-02-19
Weight increased from 205 to 206
1984-01-01
Eye vs L increased from 2 to 3
Infield Range decreased from 3 to 2
GB% decreased from 59% to 58%
Stamina increased from 6 to 7
1983-11-13
P defense decreased from 6 to 5
Weight increased from 204 to 205
1983-10-09
Stuff Potential increased from 6 to 7
Position changed from SP to RP
Role changed from SP to RP
1983-10-02
Weight increased from 203 to 204
1983-09-18
Weight increased from 202 to 203
1983-09-06
Control vs L increased from 3 to 4
GB% increased from 58% to 59%
Changeup Pot increased from 8 to 9
1983-04-09
Movement vs L decreased from 6 to 5
Control vs L decreased from 4 to 3
1983-04-05
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 2 to 3
Stuff vs L increased from 5 to 6
GB% decreased from 59% to 58%
Fastball Pot increased from 5 to 6
Fastball increased from 5 to 6
1983-01-30
Weight increased from 200 to 202
1983-01-02
Gap vs L increased from 3 to 4
Sac Bunt increased from 7 to 8
Stuff increased from 5 to 6
Movement vs R decreased from 7 to 6
Control Potential increased from 3 to 4
Control increased from 3 to 4
Control vs R increased from 3 to 4
Control vs L increased from 3 to 4
GB% decreased from 60% to 59%
1982-10-17
Weight increased from 199 to 200
1982-09-19
Stealing increased from 2 to 3
Weight increased from 198 to 199
1982-09-07
Gap vs L decreased from 4 to 3
Stuff decreased from 6 to 5
Stuff vs L decreased from 6 to 5
Movement vs R increased from 6 to 7
Control Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Control decreased from 4 to 3
Control vs R decreased from 4 to 3
Control vs L decreased from 4 to 3
GB% increased from 57% to 60%
Fastball Pot decreased from 6 to 5
Fastball decreased from 6 to 5
Curveball Pot decreased from 5 to 4
Curveball decreased from 5 to 4
Slider decreased from 5 to 4
Changeup Pot decreased from 9 to 8
Changeup decreased from 9 to 8
Weight increased from 197 to 198
1982-08-11
Weight decreased from 198 to 197
1982-08-04
P defense decreased from 7 to 6
Stuff Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Stuff decreased from 7 to 6
Stuff vs R decreased from 7 to 6
Stamina decreased from 7 to 6
Weight increased from 194 to 198
1982-01-03
Stealing decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff vs L decreased from 7 to 6
GB% increased from 56% to 57%
Curveball Pot decreased from 6 to 5
Curveball decreased from 6 to 5
Slider Pot decreased from 6 to 5
Slider decreased from 6 to 5
Weight increased from 193 to 194
1981-10-04
Gap vs L increased from 3 to 4
Power Potential decreased from 2 to 1
Stuff vs R decreased from 8 to 7
Control Potential decreased from 6 to 4
Control decreased from 5 to 4
Control vs R decreased from 5 to 4
Control vs L decreased from 5 to 4
GB% increased from 54% to 56%
Changeup Pot decreased from 10 to 9
Changeup decreased from 10 to 9
1981-01-18
Stealing increased from 2 to 3
Stuff increased from 6 to 7
Stuff vs R increased from 7 to 8
Stuff vs L increased from 6 to 7
Control increased from 4 to 5
Control vs R increased from 4 to 5
Control vs L increased from 4 to 5
GB% decreased from 55% to 54%
Stamina decreased from 9 to 7
Fastball Pot decreased from 7 to 6
Changeup Pot increased from 9 to 10
Changeup increased from 8 to 10
Weight decreased from 194 to 193
Local Popularity decreased from Fair to Insignficant
National Popularity decreased from Fair to Insignficant
1980-03-16
Power Potential increased from 1 to 2
Stuff increased from 5 to 6
Stuff vs R increased from 5 to 7
Stuff vs L increased from 5 to 6
Movement increased from 5 to 6
Movement vs L increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 52% to 55%
Slider increased from 5 to 6
Changeup Pot increased from 8 to 9
Changeup increased from 5 to 8
Local Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
National Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
1979-11-04
Speed decreased from 2 to 1
Weight increased from 192 to 194
1979-02-11
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 1 to 2
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
Movement vs R increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 51% to 52%
Stamina decreased from 10 to 9
Curveball increased from 5 to 6
Changeup increased from 3 to 5
1978-10-08
Gap increased from 2 to 3
Gap vs R increased from 2 to 3
Stuff increased from 4 to 5
Stuff vs L increased from 4 to 5
GB% decreased from 52% to 51%
Curveball increased from 4 to 5
Changeup increased from 1 to 3
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Well Known
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Well Known

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1984 28 11 45 88.0 4-6 1 40 61 9.69% 14.77% 3.39% 71.99% 48.00% 0.316 6.136 5.740 143 5.581 0.40 -1.13
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1981 25 25 25 122.2 3-10 0 78 83 13.43% 14.29% 3.10% 67.87% 52.08% 0.314 5.796 5.461 134 5.308 0.33 -0.38
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1980 24 3 3 9.2 1-1 0 5 5 10.42% 10.42% 0.00% 56.52% 55.00% 0.474 9.310 3.250 79 4.794 6.06 0.23
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1979 23 1 1 3.2 0-0 0 3 4 15.00% 20.00% 0.00% 72.73% 50.00% 0.539 7.364 4.273 102 5.703 3.09 0.04
Total - VBL
VBL
40 74 224.0 8-17 1 126 153 11.86% 14.41% 3.01% 68.94% 50.51% 0.327 6.107 5.456 134 5.400 0.65 -1.23

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1983 27 0 23 24.0 3-0 1 29 8 31.18% 8.60% 3.23% 90.91% 57.50% 0.231 2.250 3.747 83 3.345 -1.50 0.29
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1982 26 0 20 24.0 1-0 0 27 11 26.21% 10.68% 1.94% 82.78% 46.51% 0.317 3.000 4.200 87 4.842 -1.20 0.27
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1980 24 0 2 0.1 0-0 0 0 1 0.00% 50.00% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00% 0.000 0.000 12.674 278 12.674 -12.67 -0.06
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1979 23 11 11 65.2 5-1 0 70 36 24.48% 12.59% 0.70% 80.25% 50.00% 0.335 2.741 3.975 80 5.084 -1.23 1.58
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1978 22 16 16 84.2 5-4 0 83 42 21.96% 11.11% 2.12% 68.61% 55.63% 0.363 4.784 5.008 98 5.184 -0.22 1.16
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1977 21 16 16 83.0 2-7 0 65 33 17.38% 8.82% 3.74% 66.43% 51.15% 0.321 5.855 5.688 123 5.225 0.17 0.09
PTA - ADL
1977 21 5 5 38.1 3-0 0 52 9 35.62% 6.16% 0.68% 81.70% 50.00% 0.256 1.409 2.543 58 3.414 -1.13 1.45
Total - AAA
AAA
43 88 281.2 16-12 1 274 131 22.17% 10.60% 2.35% 73.24% 52.40% 0.330 4.250 4.800 99 4.996 -0.55 3.32
Total - AA
AA
5 5 38.1 3-0 0 52 9 35.62% 6.16% 0.68% 81.70% 50.00% 0.256 1.409 2.543 58 3.414 -1.13 1.45

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
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1984 28 45 24 23 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0 0.217 0.217 0.435 0.3125 0.193 -0.19
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1981 25 25 48 40 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 18 0 0 0.100 0.100 0.225 0.1818 0.099 -0.73
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1980 24 3 5 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0.500 0.500 1.000 1.0000 0.447 0.03
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1979 23 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -0.05
Total - VBL
VBL
74 79 68 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 27 0 0 0.162 0.162 0.338 0.2683 0.150 -0.94

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
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1983 27 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0.00
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1982 26 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0.00
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1980 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0.00
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1979 23 11 27 24 7 1 0 0 4 2 1 5 0 0 0.292 0.320 0.653 0.3684 0.299 -0.01
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1978 22 16 32 28 8 1 0 0 4 2 0 8 0 0 0.286 0.286 0.607 0.4000 0.274 -0.10
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1977 21 16 31 23 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 13 0 0 0.087 0.160 0.247 0.2000 0.131 -0.45
PTA - ADL
1977 21 5 16 12 6 1 0 1 5 1 1 4 0 0 0.500 0.539 1.372 0.7143 0.593 0.28
Total - AAA
AAA
88 90 75 17 2 0 0 9 5 3 26 0 0 0.227 0.256 0.510 0.3469 0.236 -0.55
Total - AA
AA
5 16 12 6 1 0 1 5 1 1 4 0 0 0.500 0.539 1.372 0.7143 0.593 0.28

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1984 P 43 88.0 0 11 0 1.000 1.125 1.029 0.01
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1981 P 25 122.2 7 22 1 0.967 2.128 1.058 0.76
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1980 P 3 9.2 1 2 0 1.000 2.793 1.023 -0.01
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1979 P 1 3.2 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 -0.00
Total P 72 224.0 8 35 1 0.76

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1983 P 21 24.0 0 2 0 1.000 0.750 1.033 0.00
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1982 P 19 24.0 1 3 0 1.000 1.500 1.022 0.06
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1980 P 1 0.1 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1979 P 11 65.2 2 6 0 1.000 1.096 1.149 0.73
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1978 P 16 84.2 3 16 1 0.950 2.020 1.120 1.20
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1977 P 16 83.0 5 14 2 0.905 2.060 1.085 0.47
PTA - ADL
1977 P 5 38.1 2 2 1 0.800 0.939 0.994 0.35
Total P 89 320.0 13 43 4 2.82
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
Pitcher of the Year 1980 Coburg (SBL)
1978 Port Adelaide (ADL)
League Champ 1981 Geelong (VBL)
Gold Glove 1979 - P Coburg (SBL)
Pitcher of the Month Nov 1977 Port Adelaide (ADL)
Player of the Week Nov 19, 1979 Coburg (SBL)
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg L Rank
1981 VBL 10 8
Year Lg BB Rank
1981 VBL 83 1
1984 VBL 61 8
Year Lg WP Rank
1981 VBL 6 8