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Portrait of Mickey Tettleton

Mickey Tettleton C

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 5745 .241 .369 .449 121 25.7
Birth Date9-16-1960
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age58 years, 5 months, 6 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1984 OAK 23 33 88 20 2 1 1 11 21 0 0 0 .263 .352 .355 87 -1.1 -0.4 -0.2 0.2
1985 OAK 24 78 246 53 12 0 3 28 59 2 2 2 .251 .344 .351 82 -4.3 0.0 -2.3 0.4
1986 OAK 25 90 262 43 9 0 10 39 51 1 7 1 .204 .325 .389 102 1.0 1.4 -1.9 1.3
1987 OAK 26 82 248 41 3 0 8 30 65 0 1 1 .194 .292 .322 73 -8.0 0.5 -2.1 0.2
1988 BAL 27 86 316 74 11 1 11 28 70 2 0 1 .261 .330 .424 103 1.4 -2.7 -3.9 0.9
1989 BAL 28 117 489 106 21 2 26 73 117 1 3 2 .258 .369 .509 145 25.2 -2.3 -4.7 3.6
1990 BAL 29 135 559 99 21 2 15 106 160 5 2 4 .223 .376 .381 99 0.0 -0.4 -2.4 1.6
1991 DET 30 154 608 132 17 2 31 101 131 2 3 3 .263 .387 .491 141 29.8 -0.2 -14.2 4.0
1992 DET 31 157 654 125 25 0 32 122 137 1 0 6 .238 .379 .469 139 30.6 -4.1 -9.1 4.3
1993 DET 32 152 637 128 25 4 32 109 139 0 3 7 .245 .372 .492 128 23.9 -1.8 -9.7 2.9
1994 DET 33 107 444 84 18 2 17 97 98 5 0 1 .248 .419 .463 126 16.7 -4.0 -9.4 1.6
1995 TEX 34 134 547 102 19 1 32 107 110 7 0 0 .238 .396 .510 145 33.1 -3.8 -2.0 3.5
1996 TEX 35 143 599 121 26 1 24 95 137 3 2 1 .246 .366 .450 109 10.1 -1.5 -1.6 1.3
1997 TEX 36 17 48 4 1 0 3 3 12 1 0 0 .091 .167 .318 79 -1.1 -0.5 0.0 -0.1
Career148557451132210162459491307302329.241.369.449121157.5-19.7-63.625.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1981 MOD A+ CLF 48 186 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 MOD A+ CLF 88 320 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 MOD A+ CLF 124 467 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 OAK MLB AL 33 88 .267 .324 .404 .345 94 0 2.4 1.4 87 10 -0.2 -0.4 -1.1 0.2
1984 ABY AA EAS 86 339 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 OAK MLB AL 78 246 .264 .326 .409 .336 92 -0.3 6.7 4 82 14 -2.3 0.0 -4.3 0.4
1985 MOD A+ CLF 4 14 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 OAK MLB AL 90 262 .263 .327 .409 .214 96 2.6 7.3 4.3 102 11 -1.9 1.4 1.0 1.3
1986 MOD A+ CLF 15 62 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 OAK MLB AL 82 248 .263 .330 .421 .236 94 -7.5 7.3 4.2 73 12 -2.1 0.5 -8.0 0.2
1987 MOD A+ CLF 3 12 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 BAL MLB AL 86 316 .256 .319 .384 .309 98 4.2 8.3 4.9 103 14 -3.9 -2.7 1.4 0.9
1988 ROC AAA INT 19 50 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BAL MLB AL 117 489 .259 .324 .382 .295 100 27.5 12.8 2.2 145 14 -4.7 -2.3 25.2 3.6
1990 BAL MLB AL 135 559 .262 .329 .390 .308 98 15.1 15.0 2.8 99 7 -2.4 -0.4 0.0 1.6
1991 DET MLB AL 154 608 .255 .322 .390 .294 103 28.6 16.5 6.3 141 10 -14.2 -0.2 29.8 4.0
1992 DET MLB AL 157 654 .258 .325 .383 .257 103 27.3 17.0 4.4 139 8 -9.1 -4.1 30.6 4.3
1993 DET MLB AL 152 637 .265 .335 .405 .269 103 25.8 18.3 -1.8 128 9 -9.7 -1.8 23.9 2.9
1994 DET MLB AL 107 444 .271 .340 .431 .295 103 19.4 13.5 0.1 126 9 -9.4 -4.0 16.7 1.6
1995 TEX MLB AL 134 547 .273 .344 .431 .241 101 31.4 16.4 -8.2 145 8 -2.0 -3.8 33.1 3.5
1996 TEX MLB AL 143 599 .278 .349 .450 .286 105 9.8 18.5 -11.8 109 8 -1.6 -1.5 10.1 1.3
1997 TEX MLB AL 17 48 .261 .327 .408 .034 106 -4.8 1.3 -0.8 79 17 0.0 -0.5 -1.1 -0.1
1997 TUL AA TXS 0 15 .000 .000 .000 .125 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 OKL AAA AA 0 15 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1981 MOD A+ CLF 186 138 28 34 3 0 5 52 19 46 33 2 2 .246 .430 .377 .130 2 2
1982 MOD A+ CLF 320 253 44 63 18 0 8 105 37 63 46 4 4 .249 .403 .415 .166 0 0
1983 MOD A+ CLF 467 378 55 92 18 2 7 135 62 82 71 1 2 .243 .379 .357 .114 1 1
1984 ABY AA EAS 339 281 32 65 18 0 5 98 47 52 52 2 2 .231 .351 .349 .117 0 0
1984 OAK MLB AL 88 76 10 20 2 1 1 27 5 11 21 0 0 .263 .352 .355 .092 1 0
1985 MOD A+ CLF 14 14 1 3 3 0 0 6 2 0 4 0 0 .214 .214 .429 .214 0 0
1985 OAK MLB AL 246 211 23 53 12 0 3 74 15 28 59 2 2 .251 .344 .351 .100 0 5
1986 MOD A+ CLF 62 42 14 10 1 0 2 17 8 19 9 2 0 .238 .484 .405 .167 0 0
1986 OAK MLB AL 262 211 26 43 9 0 10 82 35 39 51 7 1 .204 .325 .389 .185 4 7
1987 MOD A+ CLF 12 11 4 4 1 0 2 11 2 1 4 0 0 .364 .417 1.000 .636 0 0
1987 OAK MLB AL 248 211 19 41 3 0 8 68 26 30 65 1 1 .194 .292 .322 .128 2 5
1988 ROC AAA INT 50 41 9 10 3 1 1 18 0 9 15 0 0 .244 .380 .439 .195 0 0
1988 BAL MLB AL 316 283 31 74 11 1 11 120 37 28 70 0 1 .261 .330 .424 .163 2 1
1989 BAL MLB AL 489 411 72 106 21 2 26 209 65 73 117 3 2 .258 .369 .509 .251 3 1
1990 BAL MLB AL 559 444 68 99 21 2 15 169 51 106 160 2 4 .223 .376 .381 .158 4 0
1991 DET MLB AL 608 501 85 132 17 2 31 246 89 101 131 3 3 .263 .387 .491 .228 4 0
1992 DET MLB AL 654 525 82 125 25 0 32 246 83 122 137 0 6 .238 .379 .469 .230 6 0
1993 DET MLB AL 637 522 79 128 25 4 32 257 110 109 139 3 7 .245 .372 .492 .247 6 0
1994 DET MLB AL 444 339 57 84 18 2 17 157 51 97 98 0 1 .248 .419 .463 .215 3 0
1995 TEX MLB AL 547 429 76 102 19 1 32 219 78 107 110 0 0 .238 .396 .510 .273 3 1
1996 TEX MLB AL 599 491 78 121 26 1 24 221 83 95 137 2 1 .246 .366 .450 .204 9 1
1997 OKL AAA AA 15 9 4 4 1 0 0 5 0 6 1 0 0 .444 .667 .556 .111 0 0
1997 TEX MLB AL 48 44 5 4 1 0 3 14 4 3 12 0 0 .091 .167 .318 .227 0 0
1997 TUL AA TXS 15 11 4 2 0 0 1 5 2 4 2 0 0 .182 .400 .455 .273 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did the Rangers really screw up by not trading one of Salty, Ramirez and Teagarden when their values were all high?
(rwinter from Boston)
In the sense that they didn't trade prospects who flopped, sure. You could say that about every team and every prospect who flopped. Did the Angels err in not trading Brandon Wood when he was a top-10 prospect? In retrospect, of course, but there was no way of knowing that.

The fact that all three of those players flopped in their own ways supports the decision to keep all of them, though, instead of treating them as depth. Catchers have a brutal attrition rate. Baseball America's top 100 in 2000 included six catchers: Eric Munson, Ben Petrick, Matt LeCroy, Jayson Werth (Orioles), Steve Lomasney, Ryan Christianson. In 2001: Joe Lawrence, Dane Sardinha, Brandon Inge, J.R. House. In 2002: Mauer, Josh Phelps, House, John Buck, Werth (Blue Jays), Victor Martinez. In 2003: Mauer, Martinez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Huber, Buck.

In 2007, when the Rangers had to make this decision, Kevin Goldstein ranked the catchers in the minors. He named 17 players. These are the 17:

Jeff Clement
Bryan Anderson
J.R. Towles
Teagarden
Hank Conger
John Jaso
Ramirez
Nick Hundley
Tony Recker
Jesus Montero
Brett Hayes
Francisco Hernandez
Lou Palmisano
Landon Powell
Shawn Riggans
Jamie Skelton
Brian Jeroloman

Out of those 17, there are basically one and a half every day catchers, maaaaaaybe another one in Hank Conger, and a DH. We thought the Rangers had three catchers, plus Gerald Laird. In fact, they had Gerald Laird.

Also:
2007 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "When Teagarden is behind the dish, he's one of the top defensive catchers around. If he can stay there, he's Mickey Tettleton with defensive chops."
2008 Baseball Prospectus Annual: "If you want to get really dreamy and optimistic, think Mickey Tettleton with Gold Glove-level skills, and you get the picture."

This is why comps are the best/worst. (Sam Miller)
2011-06-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Derek Norris = Mickey Tettleton?
(jamin67038 from Wichita, KS)
That was KG's comp, and I think it makes sense. (Jason Parks)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)No one questions my defensive abilities on the field, but will I hit enough to be a decent offensive catcher in the Bigs?
(Taylor Teagarden from OKC)
OKC? You're in the big leagues, baby! I compared him to kinda a Mickey Tettleton type with defensive chops, and I still like that. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)What about Taylor Teagarden makes you think that there are 6 other players in the Rangers org who currently are better prospects? Fault of his or just the strength of the system?
(Lincoln from Facebook)
A little bit of both, really. The Rangers system is crazy crazy deep right now. Teagarden ability, or inability to consistently play behind the plate is the concern right now, and he's just not going to hit for average down the line -- He'll be more like a Mickey Tettleton type with a tick less power. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1984 MLB .000 0.0 907 .000 -0.1 13 -.018 .000 0.2 0.0 -0.2
1985 MLB .000 0.0 2663 .001 -0.8 68 .026 .010 -1.2 -2.0 -2.3
1986 MLB .000 0.0 3143 .001 -0.8 79 -.003 .007 0.1 -0.7 -1.9
1987 MLB .000 0.0 2760 .000 0.2 61 .037 -.002 -1.4 -1.2 -2.1
1988 MLB .000 0.0 2810 .000 -0.1 74 -.006 .000 0.3 0.2 -3.9
1989 MLB .000 0.0 2736 .000 -0.2 65 .010 -.001 -0.4 -0.6 -4.7
1990 MLB .000 0.0 3158 .000 0.1 63 .013 .000 -0.5 -0.3 -2.4
1991 MLB .000 0.0 4911 .000 -0.4 97 -.013 .000 0.8 0.4 -14.2
1992 MLB .000 0.0 4579 .000 0.0 100 -.005 -.003 0.6 0.5 -9.1
1993 MLB .000 0.0 2143 .000 -0.3 42 .070 .000 -1.8 -2.2 -9.7
1994 MLB .000 0.0 2063 .001 -0.4 52 .043 .003 -1.5 -1.9 -9.4
1995 MLB .000 0.0 55 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -2.0

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