1B Tom Birch #19
Age: 29 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Morale: Great
09/06/1954
1B TOM BIRCH #19 - AGE: 29 - BATS: R - THROWS: R - MORALE: GREAT
G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K AVG OBP SLG SB WAR
47 160 59 7 2 7 27 10 15 .369 .399 .569 1 2.1
BATTING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.  
Contact 45 45 45 45
Gap 50 50 50 50
Power 40 40 40 40
Eye 55 55 55 60
Avoid K's 60 60 60 60
FIELDING RATINGS
Catcher Infield Outfield
Range: - 50 35
Errors: - 50 40
Arm: 20 75 65
Turn DP: - 40 -
Ability: 20 - -
POSITION RATINGS
Pitcher: - Shortstop: -
Catcher: - Left Field: -
1st Base: 60 Center Field: -
2nd Base: - Right Field: -
3rd Base: 55
       
RUN/BUNT
Running Speed: 45
Stealing Ability: 55
Baserunning Inst.: 35
Sacrifice Bunt: 40
Bunt for Hit: 35
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result AB R H BI HR BB K SB
09/05/1954 @ SEA Win, 3-2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
09/03/1954 @ BAL Win, 5-2 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
09/02/1954 @ BAL Win, 9-5 5 2 2 2 1 0 0 0
08/31/1954 MON Win, 8-6 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 1
08/30/1954 MON Win, 3-1 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
08/29/1954 MON Loss, 0-5 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
08/27/1954 SEA Win, 8-2 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0
08/26/1954 SEA Win, 5-1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
08/24/1954 SFS Win, 8-2 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0
08/23/1954 SFS Win, 4-3 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
PERSONALITY
Decent teammate who loves chili dogs.
Birthday:04/08/1925
Born in:Scott City, KS
Nationality:American
Height:5' 10"
Weight:190 lbs
Local Popularity:Fair
National Pop.:Insignificant
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$10,500
Signed Through:1954 Season
Major Service:8 Years, 35 Days
Service This Yr:125 Days
40-Man Service:None, 64 Days
Pro Service:9 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Not eligible, free agent after contract expires!
Option Years:3 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:-
THE AMERICAN CIRCUITS 1954 BATTING STATS
Batting G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WOBA ISO wRC+
Overall 47 160 59 7 2 7 27 23 10 15 .369 .399 .569 .968 .419 .200 163
Batting GS PA HP IW CI GDP SH SF TB EBH SB CS SB% RC RC/27 WAR  
Overall 39 174 0 1 0 5 1 3 91 16 1 0 100.0 35.3 8.66 2.1  
Batting   AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS
Versus Left   59 20 2 0 5 8 7 5 5 1 1 0 .339 .385 .627 1.012
Versus Right   101 39 5 2 2 19 16 5 10 2 0 0 .386 .407 .535 .942
Batting   AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS
Last Week   21 8 0 1 3 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 .381 .391 .905 1.296
April   2 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.500
June   27 9 1 0 1 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 .333 .379 .481 .861
July   45 18 3 0 3 9 7 2 4 1 0 0 .400 .417 .667 1.083
August   73 26 2 1 2 9 10 5 8 2 1 0 .356 .388 .493 .881
September   13 4 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 .308 .357 .692 1.049
Spring Training   43 10 1 1 1 3 9 9 10 0 0 0 .233 .365 .372 .737
Last Year   395 95 16 1 9 60 49 50 48 4 0 4 .241 .329 .354 .683
2 Years Ago   515 120 14 2 13 59 51 55 77 2 0 0 .233 .306 .344 .650
Career   2771 708 104 19 70 377 329 311 363 27 3 10 .256 .330 .383 .712
Home   87 29 2 1 4 11 9 7 12 2 0 0 .333 .375 .517 .892
Road   73 30 5 1 3 16 14 3 3 1 1 0 .411 .429 .630 1.059
Grass   160 59 7 2 7 27 23 10 15 3 1 0 .369 .399 .569 .968
Day   71 24 3 0 2 8 7 3 3 1 1 0 .338 .360 .465 .825
Night   89 35 4 2 5 19 16 7 12 2 0 0 .393 .429 .652 1.080
As Starter   152 54 5 2 7 23 21 9 15 3 1 0 .355 .384 .553 .937
As Reliever / Substitution   8 5 2 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 .625 .667 .875 1.542
Pinch Hitting   6 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .667 1.167
Close/Late   38 14 2 0 4 7 7 2 3 0 0 0 .368 .400 .737 1.137
Inning 1-3   48 13 0 1 0 5 6 4 5 2 0 0 .271 .315 .312 .627
Inning 4-6   56 25 5 0 3 14 9 2 4 1 0 0 .446 .458 .696 1.154
Inning 7-9   53 20 2 1 4 8 8 4 5 0 1 0 .377 .421 .679 1.100
Extra Innings   3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
0 Outs   52 18 2 0 1 7 11 4 6 1 1 0 .346 .386 .442 .828
1 Outs   64 26 3 1 4 10 10 1 6 2 0 0 .406 .403 .672 1.075
2 Outs   44 15 2 1 2 10 2 5 3 0 0 0 .341 .408 .568 .976
Scoring Position   32 12 2 0 1 20 4 5 3 3 1 0 .375 .425 .531 .956
Bases Empty   89 35 4 1 6 6 15 4 7 0 0 0 .393 .419 .663 1.082
Runner on 1st   39 12 1 1 0 1 4 1 5 0 0 0 .308 .325 .385 .710
Runner on 2nd   7 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 .429 .600 .429 1.029
Runner on 3rd   4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Runner on 1st & 2nd   11 6 2 0 1 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 .545 .545 1.000 1.545
Runner on 1st & 3rd   6 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .167 .250 .167 .417
Runner on 2nd & 3rd   3 2 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417
Bases Loaded   1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Two Strikes   68 27 5 0 4 15 10 5 15 1 0 0 .397 .432 .647 1.079
First Pitch   24 12 1 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .520 .542 1.062
Count 0-1   11 4 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .364 .545 .909
Count 0-2   8 3 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 .375 .375 .875 1.250
Count 1-0   14 4 0 0 2 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 .286 .250 .714 .964
Count 1-1   18 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .278 .278 .278 .556
Count 1-2   27 12 2 0 2 10 5 0 5 1 0 0 .444 .429 .741 1.169
Count 2-0   5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600
Count 2-1   14 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .357 .571
Count 2-2   22 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 .227 .227 .273 .500
Count 3-0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000
Count 3-1   6 3 0 0 1 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Full Count   11 7 1 0 1 2 3 5 2 0 0 0 .636 .750 1.000 1.750
Behind in Count   46 19 3 1 3 15 8 0 7 1 0 0 .413 .404 .717 1.122
Ahead in Count   39 11 1 1 3 8 6 4 0 2 0 0 .282 .333 .590 .923
Batting 2nd   17 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .235 .235 .235 .471
Batting 3rd   53 18 2 1 2 9 9 3 9 2 0 0 .340 .362 .528 .890
Batting 4th   6 4 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333 2.000
Batting 5th   9 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .667 .778 1.444
Batting 6th   49 19 2 1 2 5 6 5 3 1 0 0 .388 .436 .592 1.028
Batting 7th   17 4 0 0 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 .235 .316 .588 .904
Batting 8th   5 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
Batting 9th   4 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250
Low Leverage   71 27 2 1 5 8 8 4 6 0 1 0 .380 .413 .648 1.061
Medium Leverage   62 23 4 1 2 12 13 5 5 1 0 0 .371 .412 .565 .976
High Leverage   27 9 1 0 0 7 2 1 4 2 0 0 .333 .333 .370 .704
CAREER BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1946 Toronto - MLB 21 7 19 6 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 .316 .316 .316 .632 79 82 0.1
1947 Toronto - MLB 22 118 417 91 19 3 5 39 25 29 2 1 70 1 1 .218 .272 .314 .586 66 68 -0.1
1948 Toronto - MLB 23 101 252 70 17 5 3 37 34 23 1 3 39 1 3 .278 .337 .421 .758 108 109 0.6
1949 Toronto - MLB 24 114 228 57 8 0 6 22 32 43 0 1 31 0 1 .250 .368 .364 .732 98 108 1.5
1950 Toronto - MLB 25 152 524 146 14 5 23 98 82 77 3 10 56 1 3 .279 .368 .456 .824 119 126 3.7
1951 Toronto - MLB 26 77 261 64 9 1 4 33 31 24 0 3 22 3 2 .245 .306 .333 .639 77 79 0.4
1952 Toronto - MLB 27 139 515 120 14 2 13 59 51 55 0 2 77 1 1 .233 .306 .344 .650 89 95 2.0
1953 Toronto - MLB 28 120 395 95 16 1 9 60 49 50 4 4 48 1 0 .241 .329 .354 .683 87 90 0.9
1954 Toronto - MLB 29 47 160 59 7 2 7 27 23 10 0 3 15 1 0 .369 .399 .569 .968 152 163 2.1
Total MLB 875 2771 708 104 19 70 377 329 311 10 27 363 9 11 .256 .330 .383 .712 96 101 11.2
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
CAREER POSTSEASON BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1948 Toronto - MLB 23 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 -128 -0.6
Total MLB 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 -128
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
1946 Toronto - MLB 1B 5 3 35 3 4 38 0 1.000 31.0 11.03 +0.8 1.193
1946 Toronto - MLB 3B 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 4.0 2.25 -0.1 .000
1946 Toronto - MLB SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.0 0.00 0.0 .000
1947 Toronto - MLB 1B 76 74 600 42 54 647 5 .992 642.0 9.00 +1.9 1.056
1947 Toronto - MLB 3B 41 39 31 81 6 115 3 .974 343.1 2.94 +2.3 1.053
1947 Toronto - MLB RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2.0 0.00 -0.6 .000
1948 Toronto - MLB 1B 58 51 450 25 39 479 4 .992 470.1 9.09 +2.8 1.078
1948 Toronto - MLB 3B 4 0 1 2 0 5 2 .600 12.2 2.13 -0.9 .633
1948 Toronto - MLB SS 5 3 8 6 1 19 5 .737 27.2 4.55 -3.0 .526
1949 Toronto - MLB 1B 33 30 212 15 24 231 4 .983 254.0 8.04 +0.6 1.017
1949 Toronto - MLB 3B 65 22 18 87 2 106 1 .991 279.1 3.38 +3.8 1.075
1949 Toronto - MLB SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0 0.00 0.0 .000
1950 Toronto - MLB 1B 75 71 584 46 59 636 6 .991 617.0 9.19 +5.5 1.112
1950 Toronto - MLB 3B 71 68 29 137 10 179 13 .927 605.0 2.47 +0.4 1.002
1950 Toronto - MLB SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0 0.00 0.0 .000
1951 Toronto - MLB 1B 26 25 204 12 25 221 5 .977 225.0 8.64 +0.1 .986
1951 Toronto - MLB 3B 43 42 29 59 10 90 2 .978 356.1 2.22 +1.6 1.034
1952 Toronto - MLB 1B 62 59 490 31 43 524 3 .994 518.2 9.04 +6.8 1.129
1952 Toronto - MLB 3B 73 71 37 142 10 190 11 .942 643.2 2.50 -0.1 1.003
1953 Toronto - MLB 1B 72 66 535 49 58 591 7 .988 589.2 8.91 +4.5 1.058
1953 Toronto - MLB 3B 45 42 27 86 7 120 7 .942 360.2 2.82 -1.2 .989
1954 Toronto - MLB 1B 14 12 105 4 7 109 0 1.000 114.0 8.61 +0.3 1.101
1954 Toronto - MLB 3B 27 27 15 51 3 67 1 .985 243.1 2.44 +1.6 1.056
TOTAL 1B 421 391 3215 227 313 3476 34 .990 3461.2 8.95 +23.3 1.076
TOTAL 3B 371 311 188 645 48 873 40 .954 2848.1 2.63 +7.5 1.020
TOTAL SS 6 3 8 6 1 19 5 .737 28.2 4.40 -3.0 .526
TOTAL RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2.0 0.00 -0.6 .000
PLAYER HISTORY
11/18/1944 Signed a 1-year contract worth a total of $5,500 with the Cincinnati Packers organization.
01/01/1945 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 5 (9); Power: 2 (7); Eye: 6 (12).
04/17/1945 Named the #31 prospect in the MLB
10/25/1945 Released by the Cincinnati Packers.
01/01/1946 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 40 (45); Power: 25 (40); Eye: 40 (55).
04/16/1946 Named the #38 prospect in the MLB
01/01/1947 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 40 (45); Power: 30 (40); Eye: 40 (55).
09/01/1947 Injured (Bruised wrist), day-to-day for 2 days.
01/01/1948 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 45 (45); Power: 35 (40); Eye: 45 (55).
06/27/1948 Injured (Twisted ankle), day-to-day for 4 days.
08/09/1948 Wins the MLB AABC Player of the Week Award.
01/01/1949 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 45 (45); Power: 40 (40); Eye: 50 (55).
05/18/1949 Injured (Back tightness), day-to-day for 2 days.
09/06/1949 Injured (Strep throat), day-to-day for 3 days.
01/01/1950 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 45 (45); Power: 40 (40); Eye: 55 (55).
07/03/1950 Was selected to the 1950 The American Circuits All-Star Game.
10/08/1950 Injured (Stomach virus), day-to-day for 3 days.
01/01/1951 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 50 (50); Power: 40 (40); Eye: 55 (55).
03/27/1951 Injured (Twisted ankle), day-to-day for 4 days.
03/28/1951 Injured (Mild abdominal strain), day-to-day for 4 days.
07/29/1951 Injured (Torn hamstring), out for 2 months.
01/01/1952 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 45 (45); Power: 40 (40); Eye: 55 (55).
04/10/1952 Injured (Mild abdominal strain), day-to-day for 4 days.
06/27/1952 Injured (Sore foot), day-to-day for 2 days.
08/06/1952 Goes 5-5 against the Baltimore Lords, with 1 RBI and 1 R.
01/01/1953 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 45 (45); Power: 40 (40); Eye: 55 (60).
06/09/1953 Injured (Sprained elbow), day-to-day for 4 weeks.
01/01/1954 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 45 (45); Power: 40 (40); Eye: 55 (60).
04/14/1954 Injured (Strained back muscle), out for 2-3 weeks.
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year K Rank
1947 70 5
Year RBI Rank
1950 98 10
Year SF Rank
1950 10 1
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