Branden Sturt
Geelong Cats (ML)
Branden Sturt
Birthdate:
March 12, 1961 (26 y, 6 m, 8 d)
Position:
1B
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Height/Weight:
6'4"/248
Entry:
1982 Draft - Round: 1, Overall: 9, Team: Canterbury Bulldogs
Contract:
$18k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
2 years, 127 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 2 years, 127 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 5 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Normal
Greed Normal
Intelligence Normal
Work Ethic Normal
Popularity
National Insignficant
Local Insignficant
Current Contract
1987 $18k ($18k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 5 8 5 3 5
vs R 5 8 6 3 5
vs L 4 6 4 2 5
Potential 5 8 5 3 5
Fielding C IF OF
Range 3 3
Error 5 2
Arm 1 4 3
Turn DP 3
C Ability 1
Position
First 7
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 7
Running 8
Sac Bunt 4
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 1 3 1
vs R 1 3 1
vs L 1 3 1
Potential 1 3 1
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 1 1
Other Pitching
Velocity 80-83 mph
GB % 49%
Arm Slot Normal
Stamina 1
Hold 1
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1987-08-15
Weight increased from 247 to 248
1987-07-17
Weight increased from 246 to 247
1987-04-18
Contact vs L decreased from 5 to 4
Gap vs R decreased from 9 to 8
Power Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Power decreased from 6 to 5
Power vs L decreased from 5 to 4
Infield Range decreased from 4 to 3
Turn Double Play increased from 2 to 3
Outfield Range decreased from 4 to 3
Outfield Error decreased from 3 to 2
1987-03-18
1B defense decreased from 8 to 7
Weight increased from 245 to 246
1987-03-08
Contact vs L increased from 4 to 5
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
Weight increased from 243 to 245
1986-10-05
Bunt for Hit decreased from 2 to 1
1986-09-08
Weight increased from 242 to 243
1986-04-14
Local Popularity decreased from Fair to Insignficant
National Popularity decreased from Fair to Insignficant
1985-09-29
Power Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Power decreased from 7 to 6
Power vs R decreased from 7 to 6
Eye vs R decreased from 4 to 3
Eye vs L decreased from 3 to 2
GB% increased from 47% to 49%
Weight increased from 241 to 242
1985-07-17
Weight increased from 240 to 241
1985-03-31
Gap vs L decreased from 7 to 6
Eye Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Eye decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 3 to 4
Fastball Pot decreased from 2 to 1
Local Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
National Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
1985-01-13
Weight increased from 239 to 240
1985-01-06
Gap Potential decreased from 9 to 8
Gap decreased from 9 to 8
Power vs R decreased from 8 to 7
Power vs L decreased from 6 to 5
Avoid Ks increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 3 to 4
1984-11-11
Baserunning increased from 7 to 8
1984-09-04
Eye vs R decreased from 5 to 4
Eye vs L decreased from 4 to 3
Weight increased from 238 to 239
1984-08-04
Stealing increased from 6 to 7
1984-07-23
Stealing decreased from 7 to 6
1984-07-17
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 2 to 3
Speed decreased from 2 to 1
Stealing increased from 6 to 7
Weight increased from 236 to 238
1984-04-02
Avoid Ks increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 2 to 3
GB% decreased from 49% to 47%
1984-03-10
Local Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
1984-03-04
Weight increased from 235 to 236
1984-01-01
Contact Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Contact increased from 4 to 5
Gap vs R decreased from 10 to 9
Power Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Power increased from 6 to 7
Power vs R increased from 6 to 8
Power vs L increased from 5 to 6
Eye vs L increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 6 to 5
GB% increased from 48% to 49%
1983-11-06
1B defense increased from 7 to 8
Weight increased from 234 to 235
1983-10-02
Weight decreased from 235 to 234
1983-07-17
Baserunning increased from 6 to 7
Weight decreased from 236 to 235
1983-04-09
Movement Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Movement decreased from 4 to 3
Movement vs R decreased from 4 to 3
Movement vs L decreased from 4 to 3
1983-04-05
Contact vs R increased from 4 to 5
Power increased from 5 to 6
Power vs R increased from 5 to 6
Power vs L increased from 4 to 5
Eye increased from 3 to 4
Eye vs R increased from 4 to 5
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Popular
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Well Known
1983-02-06
1B defense increased from 6 to 7
1983-01-02
Contact Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Contact vs L increased from 3 to 4
Gap increased from 7 to 9
Gap vs R increased from 7 to 10
Gap vs L increased from 6 to 7
Power Potential decreased from 9 to 8
Power increased from 4 to 5
Power vs R increased from 4 to 5
Power vs L increased from 3 to 4
Eye Potential decreased from 5 to 4
Eye vs R increased from 3 to 4
Infield Error increased from 4 to 5
Infield Arm increased from 3 to 4
1982-08-11
Gap vs L increased from 5 to 6

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
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1986 25 98 90 85 17 4 0 2 10 8 3 21 0 0 0.200 0.236 0.554 0.2419 0.244 50 -0.21
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1985 24 126 480 445 96 26 1 9 50 27 28 108 0 0 0.216 0.265 0.604 0.2620 0.260 59 -0.84
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1984 23 126 510 464 115 25 0 15 57 34 32 118 0 0 0.248 0.305 0.703 0.2976 0.308 87 0.64
Total - VBL
VBL
350 1080 994 228 55 1 26 117 69 63 247 0 0 0.229 0.281 0.646 0.2767 0.281 71 -0.41

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
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1983 22 84 370 322 87 21 3 22 66 51 44 104 0 0 0.270 0.362 0.921 0.3299 0.392 132 2.23
Belmore - YL
BEL - YL
1982 21 82 329 288 103 29 3 14 56 55 33 84 0 1 0.358 0.429 1.054 0.4611 0.458 178 3.72
None - None
None - None
1982 21 49 248 223 72 14 1 14 47 64 22 23 4 1 0.323 0.391 0.974 0.3118 0.419 165 2.14
Total - ??
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49 248 223 72 14 1 14 47 64 22 23 4 1 0.323 0.391 0.974 0.3118 0.419 165 2.14
Total - AAA
AAA
84 370 322 87 21 3 22 66 51 44 104 0 0 0.270 0.362 0.921 0.3299 0.392 132 2.23
Total - AA
AA
82 329 288 103 29 3 14 56 55 33 84 0 1 0.358 0.429 1.054 0.4611 0.458 178 3.72

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1986 1B 33 94.1 85 5 1 0.989 8.587 1.084 0.69
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1985 1B 126 1093.0 1140 72 8 0.993 9.980 1.058 6.70
Geelong - VBL
GEE - VBL
1984 1B 126 1102.2 1075 56 10 0.991 9.231 1.052 4.35
Total 1B 285 2290.0 2300 133 19 11.74

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Coburg - SBL
CBG - SBL
1983 1B 84 747.2 655 45 5 0.993 8.426 1.020 1.67
Belmore - YL
BEL - YL
1982 1B 67 575.0 483 35 6 0.989 8.108 1.047 2.63
Total 1B 151 1322.2 1138 80 11 4.30
Date Team Players Sent Team Players Sent
Aug. 15, 1983 Canterbury Trent Nutter
Branden Sturt
Geelong David Heighway
$50k cash
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
Gold Glove 1986 - 1B Geelong (VBL)
1984 - 1B Coburg (SBL)
Rookie of the Month Nov 1984 Geelong (VBL)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink2
Grey Ink2
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg GS Rank
1984 VBL 126 1
1985 VBL 126 1
Year Lg K Rank
1984 VBL 118 1
1985 VBL 108 6
Year Lg IBB Rank
1985 VBL 5 1
Year Lg SF Rank
1984 VBL 5 6
1985 VBL 4 9
Year Lg G Rank
1984 VBL 126 1
1985 VBL 126 1