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Jason Varitek #33 - C

  • Age: 42
  • DOB: 1972/04/11
  • POB: Rochester, MI
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 230lbs
  • Bats/Throws: S/R
  • MLB Seasons: 15
  • Drafted by Seattle in 1994 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsA great leader, he was also a good hitter from both sides of the plate with solid power. He was also a run producer who knew how to take a walk. Behind the plate, he called a great game and sweated the details.
FlawsAt times, he was a bit too much of a free swinger. He would also get run on too easily. Like a lot of catchers, he had little to no speed as a runner.
Career potentialQuality catcher, team captain and winning ball player.

Honours and Awards

2008Named to the All-Star Game
2005AL - Silver Slugger
2005AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2005Named to the All-Star Game
2003Named to the All-Star Game
1994USA Baseball - Golden Spikes Award (Top amateur baseball player in the country)
1994College Baseball - Dick Howser Trophy (Top player)
1994College Baseball - Rotary Smith Award (Player of the Year)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/03/01Announced his retirement.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/09/28Missed the last 3 regular season games (bruised right knee).
2011/09/26Bruised right knee, day-to-day.
2010/12/10Re-signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2010/09/06Missed 58 games (broken foot).
2010/07/02Broken foot, early September.
2010/07/01Broken foot, day-to-day.
2010/05/11Missed 3 games (forearm injury).
2010/05/08Forearm injury, day-to-day.
2009/11/09Boston Red Sox declined their contract option for next season.
2009/08/21Missed 3 games (neck injury).
2009/08/18Neck injury, day-to-day.
2009/02/06Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2008/10/30Filed for free agency.
2008/06/15Missed 2 games (throat).
2008/06/13Throat, day-to-day.
2008/04/25Missed 5 games (flu).
2008/04/22Flu, day-to-day.
2006/09/03Missed 32 games (knee injury).
2006/08/01Knee injury, 15-day DL.
2004/12/24Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a four-year contract.
2004/11/01Filed for free agency.
2004/07/29Suspended by the MLB for 4 games.
2002/09/13MLB reduced his suspension to 3 games.
2002/08/02Suspended by the MLB for 4 games.
2001/10/07Missed 103 games (right hand injury).
2001/09/04Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.
2001/06/08Fractured right elbow, 15-day DL.

Trades

1997/07/31Seattle Mariners traded Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek to the Boston Red Sox for Heathcliff Slocumb.
1994/06/02Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round in 1994.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2011BostonAL68222324910111362167004.221.300.423.723
2010BostonAL39112182660716103500-.232.293.473.766
2010PawtucketAAA250200010100-.400.333.400.733
2009BostonAL109364417624014515490003.209.313.390.703
2008BostonAL131423379320013435212201-.220.313.359.672
2007BostonAL13143557111153176871122126.255.367.421.788
2006BostonAL103365468719212554687124.238.325.400.725
2006PawtucketAAA272300110300-.429.429.8571.286
2005BostonAL13347070132301227062117208.281.366.489.855
2004BostonAL137463671373011873621261032.296.390.482.872
2003BostonAL14245163123311258551106329.273.351.512.863
2002BostonAL1324675812427110614195434.266.332.392.724
2001BostonAL5117419511117252135002.293.371.489.860
2000BostonAL1394485511131110656084117.248.342.388.730
1999BostonAL14448370130392207646851211.269.330.482.812
1998BostonAL8622131561307331745225.253.309.407.716
1997BostonAL11010000000001.0001.0001.0002.000
1997PawtucketAAA20666135015812001.197.284.318.602
1997TacomaAAA87307547813015483471013.254.329.443.772
1996Port CityAA1345036313234112676693765.262.350.406.756
1995Port CityAA1043524279142104461126018.224.340.361.701
TotalAL154650996641307306141937576141216251865.256.341.435.776
TotalAAA111385629618017554287014.249.323.429.752
TotalAA238855105211483221111272197713.247.346.387.733

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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