Tug Birstall
Collingwood Magpies (ML)
Tug Birstall
Birthdate:
June 26, 1952 (35 y, 1 m, 26 d)
Position:
2B
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
5'11"/236
Entry:
Unknown
Contract:
$55k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
5 years, 43 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 5 years, 43 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 10 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Normal
Greed Normal
Intelligence High
Work Ethic Normal
Popularity
National Fair
Local Fair
Current Contract
1987 $55k ($55k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 4 5 6 6 4
vs R 4 5 6 6 4
vs L 4 5 6 7 4
Potential 4 5 6 7 5
Fielding C IF OF
Range 4 2
Error 6 6
Arm 1 10 10
Turn DP 5
C Ability 1
Position
First 5
Second 3
Third 6
Run/Bunt
Speed 4
Stealing 9
Running 6
Sac Bunt 4
Bunt for Hit 3
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 % 43%
Arm Slot Normal
Stamina 1
Hold 1
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1987-07-23
Weight increased from 235 to 236
1987-05-06
Speed decreased from 5 to 4
2B defense decreased from 4 to 3
Weight increased from 233 to 235
1987-04-18
Local Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
National Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
1987-04-07
Weight decreased from 234 to 233
1987-03-24
Speed increased from 4 to 5
1987-03-08
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 5 to 4
Bunt for Hit decreased from 4 to 3
Weight increased from 231 to 234
1986-12-28
Weight decreased from 232 to 231
1986-11-23
Weight decreased from 233 to 232
1986-11-16
Speed decreased from 5 to 4
1986-10-19
Weight decreased from 234 to 233
1986-10-05
Eye vs L increased from 6 to 7
Avoid Ks decreased from 5 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 5 to 4
Infield Range decreased from 5 to 4
Weight increased from 233 to 234
1986-08-04
LF defense decreased from 1 to 0
Weight increased from 232 to 233
1986-07-29
3B defense decreased from 7 to 6
RF defense decreased from 1 to 0
Weight increased from 231 to 232
1986-07-17
1B defense decreased from 6 to 5
2B defense decreased from 5 to 4
SS defense decreased from 2 to 0
Position changed from 3B to 2B
Weight increased from 227 to 231
1986-04-14
Gap vs L decreased from 6 to 5
Outfield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Local Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
National Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
1986-03-22
Speed decreased from 6 to 5
SS defense decreased from 3 to 2
1986-03-02
Weight increased from 226 to 227
1986-01-05
Bunt for Hit decreased from 5 to 4
1985-10-27
Weight increased from 225 to 226
1985-09-29
Weight increased from 224 to 225
1985-08-28
RF defense decreased from 2 to 1
1985-03-31
Contact Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Contact vs L decreased from 5 to 4
Eye decreased from 7 to 6
Eye vs R decreased from 7 to 6
Eye vs L decreased from 7 to 6
Weight decreased from 225 to 224
Local Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
National Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
1985-03-03
Weight increased from 224 to 225
1985-01-06
Contact vs L increased from 4 to 5
1984-10-28
Weight decreased from 225 to 224
1984-09-04
Contact vs L decreased from 5 to 4
1984-08-22
Weight increased from 224 to 225
1984-07-17
Contact decreased from 5 to 4
Weight increased from 223 to 224
1984-04-02
Contact vs R decreased from 5 to 4
Gap Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Gap decreased from 6 to 5
Infield Range decreased from 6 to 5
Local Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
National Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
1984-01-29
Weight decreased from 224 to 223
1984-01-01
Contact increased from 4 to 5
Contact vs R increased from 4 to 5
Gap vs R decreased from 6 to 5
1983-09-06
Contact decreased from 5 to 4
Contact vs R decreased from 5 to 4
Gap Potential increased from 5 to 6
Gap increased from 5 to 6
Gap vs R increased from 5 to 6
Outfield Range decreased from 4 to 3
1983-08-09
SS defense decreased from 4 to 3
Weight increased from 223 to 224
1983-07-17
Baserunning decreased from 7 to 6
2B defense decreased from 6 to 5
Weight increased from 221 to 223
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 220 to 221
1983-04-05
Local Popularity increased from Insignficant to Fair
National Popularity increased from Insignficant to Fair
1983-03-12
Weight decreased from 221 to 220
1983-02-13
3B defense decreased from 8 to 7
1983-02-06
Baserunning increased from 6 to 7
Weight increased from 220 to 221
1983-01-02
Weight increased from 219 to 220
1982-11-21
Baserunning decreased from 7 to 6
1982-09-07
Gap Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Gap decreased from 6 to 5
1982-08-22
Weight increased from 218 to 219
1982-08-16
Speed decreased from 7 to 6
Stealing decreased from 10 to 9
1982-08-11
Weight increased from 217 to 218
1982-08-04
Stealing increased from 9 to 10
Baserunning increased from 6 to 7
Infield Range decreased from 7 to 6
Outfield Range decreased from 5 to 4
Weight increased from 215 to 217
Local Popularity decreased from Fair to Insignficant
National Popularity decreased from Fair to Insignficant
1982-04-01
Weight increased from 213 to 215
1982-01-03
Gap Potential increased from 5 to 6
Gap increased from 5 to 6
Eye Potential increased from 6 to 7
Eye increased from 6 to 7
Eye vs R increased from 6 to 7
Baserunning decreased from 7 to 6
RF defense increased from 1 to 2
Weight increased from 212 to 213
1981-10-04
Eye vs L increased from 6 to 7
Bunt for Hit decreased from 6 to 5
1B defense increased from 5 to 6
SS defense decreased from 5 to 4
Weight increased from 206 to 212
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Fair
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Fair
1981-01-18
Eye Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Infield Error increased from 5 to 6
SS defense increased from 4 to 5
GB% increased from 41% to 43%
Weight increased from 204 to 206
1980-03-16
Weight decreased from 205 to 204
1979-11-04
Contact vs R increased from 4 to 5
Sac Bunt increased from 3 to 4
Weight decreased from 206 to 205
1979-02-11
Contact increased from 4 to 5
Contact vs L increased from 4 to 5
Gap vs L increased from 5 to 6
Sac Bunt decreased from 4 to 3
Weight increased from 204 to 206
1978-10-08
Contact Potential increased from 4 to 5
Contact increased from 3 to 4
Contact vs R increased from 3 to 4
Gap Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Gap increased from 4 to 5
Gap vs R increased from 4 to 5
Gap vs L increased from 4 to 5
Power increased from 5 to 6
Power vs R increased from 5 to 6
Power vs L increased from 5 to 6
Eye Potential increased from 6 to 7
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
Sac Bunt increased from 3 to 4
Baserunning increased from 6 to 7
Outfield Range decreased from 6 to 5
1B defense increased from 0 to 5
LF defense increased from 0 to 1
RF defense increased from 0 to 1
GB% decreased from 43% to 41%
Weight increased from 199 to 204

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
COL - VBL
1986 34 94 194 170 34 6 0 6 14 16 22 47 1 0 0.200 0.290 0.631 0.2373 0.281 76 0.14
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1985 33 100 249 217 67 13 0 9 33 37 28 47 4 0 0.309 0.391 0.884 0.3580 0.382 147 2.30
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1984 32 114 372 312 72 13 1 6 41 45 46 73 5 6 0.231 0.337 0.674 0.2785 0.302 83 0.42
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1983 31 51 153 129 32 4 1 5 17 19 19 31 0 0 0.248 0.353 0.764 0.2842 0.334 108 0.79
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1980 28 6 22 22 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 0 0 0.091 0.091 0.182 0.1333 0.081 -73 -0.26
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1979 27 64 197 177 38 3 1 4 22 20 17 34 1 0 0.215 0.289 0.600 0.2429 0.272 59 -0.17
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1978 26 42 51 43 8 2 0 0 4 3 7 13 1 0 0.186 0.294 0.527 0.2581 0.248 43 -0.18
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1977 25 78 171 154 34 5 1 3 17 11 16 36 1 2 0.221 0.298 0.623 0.2696 0.272 62 -0.14
Total - VBL
VBL
549 1409 1224 287 46 4 33 149 152 155 288 13 8 0.235 0.325 0.685 0.2782 0.304 86 2.89

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
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1983 31 30 127 105 32 4 0 6 21 17 18 21 3 2 0.305 0.405 0.919 0.3250 0.401 139 1.00
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1982 30 71 260 217 60 11 0 10 35 43 38 64 5 0 0.277 0.392 0.858 0.3472 0.383 118 2.15
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1981 29 53 108 87 23 4 0 4 16 15 17 17 2 1 0.264 0.380 0.828 0.2754 0.346 97 0.29
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1980 28 73 250 213 66 6 0 14 38 43 35 43 6 6 0.310 0.408 0.943 0.3312 0.407 143 1.93
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1979 27 36 140 119 43 7 2 6 24 26 21 23 8 0 0.361 0.457 1.062 0.4111 0.458 167 1.86
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1978 26 40 195 167 60 9 0 7 33 39 23 45 6 1 0.359 0.441 0.980 0.4530 0.432 146 2.07
Total - AAA
AAA
303 1080 908 284 41 2 47 167 183 152 213 30 10 0.313 0.413 0.931 0.3607 0.406 135 9.30

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
COL - VBL
1986 1B 5 22.0 27 1 0 1.000 11.455 1.084 -0.01
COL - VBL
1986 2B 2 8.0 2 4 0 1.000 6.750 1.032 0.06
COL - VBL
1986 3B 34 284.1 16 66 5 0.943 2.596 0.971 -0.82
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1985 1B 3 7.0 7 1 0 1.000 10.286 1.063 0.03
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1985 2B 31 243.0 42 73 4 0.966 4.259 0.962 -2.43
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1985 3B 24 200.1 12 44 3 0.949 2.516 1.014 -0.07
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1985 SS 3 5.1 0 3 0 1.000 5.063 1.040 0.05
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1985 RF 3 5.0 1 0 0 1.000 1.800 0.003 -0.27
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1984 1B 3 14.0 11 0 0 1.000 7.071 1.073 0.08
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1984 2B 86 756.0 181 239 8 0.981 5.000 0.989 -1.94
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1984 LF 1 1.2 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1984 RF 1 2.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1983 2B 34 303.0 73 87 4 0.976 4.753 0.977 -0.48
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1983 3B 2 2.2 1 0 0 1.000 3.375 0.000 0.02
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1983 SS 1 3.0 1 1 0 1.000 6.000 1.041 0.10
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1983 LF 2 4.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1980 1B 1 15.0 20 1 0 1.000 12.600 1.099 0.41
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1980 2B 3 22.0 5 8 0 1.000 5.318 1.009 0.03
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1980 3B 1 7.0 0 2 0 1.000 2.571 2.056 0.61
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1980 SS 1 4.0 0 1 0 1.000 2.250 1.015 0.01
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1980 RF 1 3.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1979 1B 1 3.0 4 0 0 1.000 12.000 0.000 0.00
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1979 2B 1 1.0 1 0 0 1.000 9.000 0.000 0.00
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1979 3B 2 4.0 0 2 0 1.000 4.500 1.045 0.05
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1979 SS 41 345.1 60 115 4 0.978 4.561 0.964 -2.40
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1978 2B 6 32.0 5 10 1 0.938 4.219 0.950 -0.36
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1978 3B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1978 SS 4 8.1 0 2 1 0.667 2.160 0.771 -0.47
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1978 RF 1 2.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1977 1B 10 80.2 90 3 2 0.979 10.376 0.905 -1.27
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1977 2B 16 80.0 20 27 0 1.000 5.288 1.027 0.35
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1977 3B 18 127.1 7 32 1 0.975 2.757 1.093 1.87
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1977 SS 20 85.2 16 24 1 0.976 4.202 0.957 -0.64
Melbourne - VBL
MEL - VBL
1977 LF 1 0.1 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Total 1B 23 141.2 159 6 2 -0.76
Total 2B 179 1445.0 329 448 17 -4.77
Total 3B 82 626.2 36 146 9 1.65
Total SS 70 451.2 77 146 6 -3.35
Total LF 4 6.0 0 0 0 0.00
Total RF 6 12.0 1 0 0 -0.27

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1983 1B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1983 2B 1 6.0 1 4 0 1.000 7.500 1.049 0.16
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1983 3B 30 258.1 16 48 4 0.941 2.230 1.000 -0.36
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1983 LF 1 2.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1982 1B 3 5.0 4 0 0 1.000 7.200 1.105 0.12
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1982 2B 2 5.1 2 1 0 1.000 5.063 1.011 0.01
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1982 3B 59 439.2 23 97 4 0.968 2.456 1.083 5.15
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1982 SS 1 1.0 0 1 0 1.000 9.000 1.015 0.01
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1982 LF 1 2.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1982 RF 7 14.0 2 0 0 1.000 1.286 1.043 0.06
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1981 1B 3 6.0 2 0 0 1.000 3.000 0.000 0.00
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1981 2B 3 5.0 1 2 0 1.000 5.400 1.027 0.03
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1981 3B 18 111.2 6 23 1 0.967 2.337 1.052 0.77
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1981 SS 2 5.1 0 1 0 1.000 1.688 1.023 0.01
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1981 LF 2 3.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1981 RF 4 9.0 2 0 0 1.000 2.000 1.092 0.14
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1980 1B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1980 2B 3 12.0 1 9 0 1.000 7.500 1.297 1.05
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1980 3B 10 26.0 3 8 0 1.000 3.808 1.026 0.13
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1980 SS 51 417.1 47 124 9 0.950 3.688 0.961 -2.59
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1980 LF 1 2.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1980 RF 5 10.0 1 0 0 1.000 0.900 1.069 0.05
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1979 2B 1 3.0 1 0 0 1.000 3.000 0.000 0.00
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1979 3B 1 2.0 0 2 0 1.000 9.000 1.063 0.10
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1979 SS 33 264.2 37 75 3 0.974 3.809 1.006 0.27
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1978 3B 38 332.1 25 76 3 0.971 2.735 1.058 2.69
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1978 LF 4 6.2 1 0 0 1.000 1.350 1.050 0.03
Richmond - SBL
RCH - SBL
1978 RF 1 1.0 1 0 0 1.000 9.000 1.055 0.04
Total 1B 8 13.0 6 0 0 0.12
Total 2B 10 31.1 6 16 0 1.25
Total 3B 156 1170.0 73 254 12 8.48
Total SS 87 688.1 84 201 12 -2.29
Total LF 9 15.2 1 0 0 0.03
Total RF 17 34.0 6 0 0 0.28
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
Championship Series MVP 1986 Melbourne (VBL)
Player of the Week Nov 14, 1983 Richmond (SBL)
Jan 19, 1981 Richmond (SBL)
Nov 10, 1980 Richmond (SBL)
Dec 31, 1979 Richmond (SBL)
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg IBB Rank
1984 VBL 4 4