Steve Binge
Essendon Knights (ML)
Steve Binge
Birthdate:
May 8, 1960 (27 y, 4 m, 12 d)
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'0"/193
Entry:
1979 Draft - Round: 1, Overall: 1, Team: Balmain Tigers
Contract:
$110k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
4 years, 145 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 4 years, 145 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 8 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Low
Greed High
Intelligence Normal
Work Ethic High
Popularity
National Extremely Popular
Local Extremely Popular
Current Contract
1987 $110k ($110k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 4 3 1 1 3
vs R 4 3 1 1 3
vs L 4 4 1 1 3
Potential 4 3 1 2 4
Fielding C IF OF
Range 1 1
Error 2 3
Arm 1 7 2
Turn DP 3
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 1
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 1
Running 2
Sac Bunt 8
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 10 5 6
vs R 10 6 7
vs L 10 5 6
Potential 10 5 7
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 9 9
Curveball 4 4
Slider 9 9
Changeup 8 9
Forkball 8 8
Knucklecurve 10 10
Other Pitching
Velocity 93-95 mph
GB % 48%
Arm Slot Over the Top
Stamina 8
Hold 5
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1987-09-20
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 4 to 3
Movement Potential decreased from 6 to 5
GB% decreased from 49% to 48%
1987-07-17
Weight decreased from 194 to 193
1987-04-18
Movement Potential increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 48% to 49%
Curveball increased from 3 to 4
Slider Pot decreased from 10 to 9
National Popularity increased from Very Popular to Extremely Popular
1987-03-08
Eye vs L decreased from 2 to 1
Movement Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Movement decreased from 6 to 5
GB% decreased from 49% to 48%
Curveball decreased from 4 to 3
Changeup decreased from 9 to 8
1986-10-05
Eye decreased from 2 to 1
Eye vs R decreased from 2 to 1
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 3 to 4
Movement vs L decreased from 6 to 5
Control decreased from 7 to 6
Control vs L decreased from 7 to 6
1986-08-10
Weight decreased from 195 to 194
1986-07-17
Weight decreased from 196 to 195
1986-04-14
Eye vs R increased from 1 to 2
GB% decreased from 50% to 49%
National Popularity increased from Popular to Very Popular
1986-02-09
Weight increased from 195 to 196
1986-01-26
Weight increased from 194 to 195
1986-01-19
Weight decreased from 195 to 194
1986-01-05
Contact increased from 3 to 4
Contact vs R increased from 3 to 4
Eye Potential increased from 1 to 2
Eye increased from 1 to 2
GB% decreased from 53% to 50%
Curveball increased from 3 to 4
1985-12-15
Weight increased from 194 to 195
1985-09-29
Control increased from 6 to 7
Control vs R increased from 6 to 7
Control vs L increased from 6 to 7
GB% decreased from 55% to 53%
1985-08-04
Weight increased from 193 to 194
1985-07-17
Weight increased from 192 to 193
1985-03-31
Eye vs L increased from 1 to 2
Movement vs R decreased from 7 to 6
GB% decreased from 56% to 55%
Local Popularity increased from Popular to Extremely Popular
National Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
1985-01-06
Avoid Ks increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 2 to 3
GB% decreased from 57% to 56%
1984-08-16
Weight increased from 191 to 192
1984-07-17
Contact vs L increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 2 to 3
Slider increased from 8 to 9
Weight decreased from 192 to 191
1984-04-17
Speed decreased from 2 to 1
Baserunning increased from 1 to 2
Weight increased from 191 to 192
1984-04-02
Infield Arm increased from 6 to 7
Control increased from 5 to 6
Control vs R increased from 5 to 6
Control vs L increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 56% to 57%
Local Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
National Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
1984-01-01
GB% decreased from 57% to 56%
1983-12-18
Weight increased from 190 to 191
1983-12-11
Weight increased from 189 to 190
1983-09-06
Fastball increased from 8 to 9
1983-08-28
Weight increased from 188 to 189
1983-08-15
P defense decreased from 3 to 1
1983-07-17
Weight increased from 187 to 188
1983-04-09
GB% increased from 56% to 57%
1983-04-09
Movement Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Movement decreased from 7 to 6
Movement vs L decreased from 7 to 6
Weight increased from 186 to 187
1983-04-05
Gap Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Gap vs L increased from 3 to 4
Eye Potential decreased from 2 to 1
Stuff vs L increased from 9 to 10
GB% increased from 55% to 56%
Stamina increased from 7 to 8
Slider increased from 7 to 8
National Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
1983-01-02
Infield Range decreased from 2 to 1
P defense decreased from 4 to 3
Stuff increased from 9 to 10
Movement 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
Changeup increased from 8 to 9
Knucklecurve Pot increased from 9 to 10
Knucklecurve increased from 9 to 10
Weight increased from 185 to 186
1982-12-12
Weight increased from 184 to 185
1982-10-03
Weight increased from 183 to 184
1982-09-19
Weight increased from 182 to 183
1982-09-07
Gap Potential increased from 3 to 4
Stuff vs R increased from 9 to 10
Stuff vs L increased from 8 to 9
Forkball increased from 7 to 8
1982-08-11
Weight increased from 181 to 182
1982-08-04
P defense decreased from 5 to 4
Weight increased from 179 to 181
1982-04-01
Gap Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Eye Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff increased from 8 to 9
Stuff vs R increased from 8 to 9
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 8
Movement increased from 6 to 7
Control vs L increased from 3 to 4
Fastball increased from 7 to 8
Curveball Pot decreased from 5 to 4
Changeup increased from 7 to 8
Knucklecurve increased from 8 to 9
Weight increased from 178 to 179
Local Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
National Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
1982-01-03
Stuff increased from 7 to 8
Movement vs R increased from 6 to 7
Control increased from 3 to 4
Control vs R increased from 3 to 4
GB% decreased from 56% to 55%
Slider increased from 6 to 7
Knucklecurve increased from 7 to 8
1981-10-04
Gap Potential increased from 3 to 4
Gap increased from 2 to 3
Gap vs R increased from 2 to 3
Gap vs L increased from 2 to 3
Eye Potential increased from 2 to 3
Stuff vs R increased from 7 to 8
Stuff vs L increased from 6 to 7
Movement Potential increased from 6 to 7
Velocity increased from 92-94 mph to 93-95 mph
GB% increased from 53% to 56%
Curveball Pot increased from 4 to 5
Curveball increased from 2 to 3
Changeup Pot increased from 8 to 9
Changeup increased from 6 to 7
Forkball increased from 6 to 7
Weight decreased from 179 to 178
1981-01-18
Contact increased from 2 to 3
Contact vs R increased from 2 to 3
Gap Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Eye Potential decreased from 3 to 2
P defense increased from 4 to 5
Stuff increased from 6 to 7
Control increased from 2 to 3
Control vs R increased from 2 to 3
Control vs L increased from 2 to 3
GB% decreased from 54% to 53%
Stamina decreased from 8 to 7
Hold increased from 4 to 5
Curveball Pot decreased from 5 to 4
Changeup increased from 5 to 6
Forkball increased from 5 to 6
Knucklecurve increased from 6 to 7
Weight increased from 176 to 179
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Popular
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Popular
1980-03-16
Contact vs L increased from 2 to 3
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
Stuff increased from 5 to 6
Stuff vs R increased from 6 to 7
Stuff vs L increased from 5 to 6
Movement increased from 5 to 6
Movement vs R increased from 5 to 6
Movement vs L increased from 5 to 6
Fastball increased from 6 to 7
Slider increased from 5 to 6
Changeup increased from 4 to 5
Knucklecurve increased from 5 to 6
Weight decreased from 178 to 176

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
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1986 26 27 27 188.0 15-7 0 203 46 27.36% 6.20% 2.70% 82.14% 51.03% 0.275 2.777 2.676 69 2.752 0.10 5.61
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1985 25 27 27 185.0 10-6 0 228 40 31.75% 5.57% 2.51% 77.19% 54.31% 0.254 2.676 2.247 56 2.184 0.43 7.03
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1984 24 26 26 177.2 13-5 0 205 67 28.67% 9.37% 1.96% 81.28% 54.93% 0.273 2.634 2.509 66 2.693 0.13 5.54
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1983 23 25 25 160.2 12-4 0 166 73 25.15% 11.06% 2.12% 87.37% 53.79% 0.273 2.297 3.054 83 3.129 -0.76 3.44
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1982 22 25 25 154.0 7-6 0 162 54 24.73% 8.24% 2.75% 73.88% 54.18% 0.331 4.091 3.296 87 2.983 0.79 3.01
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1981 21 8 8 41.1 1-2 0 26 27 14.21% 14.75% 2.19% 81.13% 44.32% 0.274 3.702 4.872 120 5.417 -1.17 0.11
Total - SBC
SBC
138 138 906.2 58-30 0 990 307 26.95% 8.36% 2.40% 80.45% 53.08% 0.281 2.909 2.828 73 2.852 0.08 24.75

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
LEI - RES
1981 21 15 15 95.0 6-4 0 124 26 32.55% 6.82% 2.89% 83.52% 48.99% 0.310 2.653 3.404 73 3.342 -0.75 2.69
LEI - RES
1980 20 21 21 116.0 6-7 0 119 54 23.52% 10.67% 4.35% 75.41% 56.31% 0.329 4.733 5.528 117 4.486 -0.79 0.52
LEI - RES
1979 19 12 12 68.2 4-7 0 59 33 19.28% 10.78% 2.61% 70.68% 57.66% 0.323 4.456 5.027 105 5.113 -0.57 0.74
Concord - YL
CON - YL
1979 19 7 15 56.1 2-3 0 75 25 33.04% 11.01% 1.76% 81.13% 53.57% 0.280 2.716 3.933 87 4.022 -1.22 0.97
Total - AAA
AAA
48 48 279.2 16-18 0 302 113 25.31% 9.47% 3.44% 76.23% 54.47% 0.322 3.958 4.683 99 4.251 -0.73 3.94
Total - AA
AA
7 15 56.1 2-3 0 75 25 33.04% 11.01% 1.76% 81.13% 53.57% 0.280 2.716 3.933 87 4.022 -1.22 0.97

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
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1986 26 27 71 56 10 5 0 0 7 5 3 13 0 0 0.179 0.217 0.485 0.2273 0.213 21 -0.56
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1985 25 27 68 53 8 0 0 0 2 2 3 21 0 0 0.151 0.211 0.362 0.2500 0.174 -6 -0.77
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1984 24 26 69 60 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 31 0 0 0.100 0.115 0.215 0.2069 0.098 -59 -1.20
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1983 23 25 60 44 7 1 1 0 0 2 2 16 0 0 0.159 0.196 0.423 0.2500 0.190 7 -0.61
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1982 22 25 54 45 7 2 0 0 3 4 2 18 0 0 0.156 0.208 0.408 0.2593 0.190 2 -0.58
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1981 21 8 15 15 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 0.133 0.133 0.333 0.3333 0.144 -31 -0.19
Total - SBC
SBC
138 337 273 40 9 1 0 14 14 10 108 0 0 0.147 0.185 0.372 0.2410 0.170 -9 -3.91

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
LEI - RES
1981 21 15 38 31 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 14 0 0 0.161 0.188 0.349 0.2941 0.164 -35 -0.51
LEI - RES
1980 20 21 45 32 12 4 0 1 6 4 2 8 0 0 0.375 0.417 1.010 0.4583 0.434 157 0.10
LEI - RES
1979 19 12 25 21 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 10 0 0 0.143 0.143 0.333 0.2727 0.146 -48 -0.38
Concord - YL
CON - YL
1979 19 15 18 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0.200 0.250 0.450 0.4286 0.220 -4 -0.13
None - None
None - None
1979 19 22 110 103 39 7 0 0 25 35 3 8 3 1 0.379 0.395 0.841 0.4021 0.370 132 0.49
Total - ??
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22 110 103 39 7 0 0 25 35 3 8 3 1 0.379 0.395 0.841 0.4021 0.370 132 0.49
Total - AAA
AAA
48 108 84 20 5 0 1 8 6 3 32 0 0 0.238 0.270 0.603 0.3654 0.269 42 -0.80
Total - AA
AA
15 18 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0.200 0.250 0.450 0.4286 0.220 -4 -0.13

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1986 P 27 188.0 8 19 1 0.964 1.293 1.180 0.04
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1985 P 27 185.0 9 16 0 1.000 1.216 1.091 -0.31
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1984 P 26 177.2 5 24 1 0.967 1.469 0.982 -1.29
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1983 P 25 160.2 4 22 1 0.963 1.456 1.117 0.10
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1982 P 25 154.0 6 15 2 0.913 1.227 0.940 -0.97
Balmain - SBC
BAL - SBC
1981 P 7 41.1 7 4 0 1.000 2.395 1.011 -0.08
Total P 137 906.2 39 100 5 -2.50

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
LEI - RES
1981 P 15 95.0 1 15 0 1.000 1.516 0.988 -0.08
LEI - RES
1980 P 21 116.0 3 18 1 0.955 1.629 0.947 -0.44
LEI - RES
1979 P 12 68.2 6 8 0 1.000 1.835 0.997 -0.12
Concord - YL
CON - YL
1979 P 15 56.1 2 4 0 1.000 0.959 0.985 0.26
Total P 63 336.0 12 45 1 -0.38
Date Team Players Sent Team Players Sent
July 17, 1987 Balmain Steve Binge
Kevin Berry
Anaru Webster
Essendon Colin Nesbit
Ben O'Hara
Robbie Scrooby
John Dumbell
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
All-Star 1986 Balmain (SBC)
1985 Balmain (SBC)
1984 Balmain (SBC)
1983 Balmain (SBC)
Pitcher of the Month Mar 1987 Balmain (SBC)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink0
Grey Ink76
Similar Players (SP)
Note: See Baseball Reference formula (primary position)
Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg SH Rank
1983 SBC 14 2
1985 SBC 11 5
1986 SBC 11 10
Year Lg GS Rank
1985 SBC 27 6
1986 SBC 27 8
Year Lg W Rank
1983 SBC 12 6
1984 SBC 13 8
1986 SBC 15 3
Year Lg Win % Rank
1983 SBC 0.750 2
1984 SBC 0.722 5
1986 SBC 0.682 6
Year Lg IP Rank
1984 SBC 177.2 7
1985 SBC 185.0 2
1986 SBC 188.0 4
Year Lg BF Rank
1984 SBC 715 8
1985 SBC 718 7
1986 SBC 742 5
Year Lg BB Rank
1983 SBC 73 4
1984 SBC 67 5
Year Lg K Rank
1982 SBC 162 6
1983 SBC 166 3
1984 SBC 205 2
1985 SBC 228 2
1986 SBC 203 3
Year Lg ERA Rank
1983 SBC 2.297 2
1984 SBC 2.634 5
1985 SBC 2.676 5
1986 SBC 2.777 4
Year Lg BABIP Rank
1985 SBC 0.254 7
Year Lg WHIP Rank
1985 SBC 0.887 2
1986 SBC 1.021 4
Year Lg H/9 Rank
1983 SBC 6.722 4
1984 SBC 6.484 2
1985 SBC 6.032 2
1986 SBC 6.989 4
Year Lg BB/9 Rank
1985 SBC 1.946 7
Year Lg CG Rank
1982 SBC 2 9
1984 SBC 2 3
Year Lg SHO Rank
1984 SBC 1 6
1986 SBC 1 3
Year Lg Hits (Low) Rank
1983 SBC 120 6
1984 SBC 128 5
1985 SBC 124 6
Year Lg HR (Low) Rank
1984 SBC 14 9
Year Lg WAR Rank
1984 SBC 5.5 4
1985 SBC 7.0 2
1986 SBC 5.6 3
Year Lg W (Low) Rank
1982 SBC 7 9
Year Lg L (Low) Rank
1982 SBC 6 5
1983 SBC 4 4
1984 SBC 5 3
1985 SBC 6 8
1986 SBC 7 10