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Jason Varitek

Jason Andrew Varitek (Tek)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: April 11, 1972 in Rochester, MN
High School: Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs, FL)
School: Georgia Institute of Technology
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1994 amateur draft.
Signed April 20, 1995. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 24, 1997
Team: RedSox 1997-2010
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All-Star Player

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1997 25 BOS AL 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 422 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1998 26 BOS AL 86 247 221 31 56 13 0 7 33 2 2 17 45 .253 .309 .407 .716 83 90 8 2 4 3 1 2/D
1999 27 BOS AL 144 544 483 70 130 39 2 20 76 1 2 46 85 .269 .330 .482 .813 101 233 13 2 5 8 2 *2/D
2000 28 BOS AL 139 519 448 55 111 31 1 10 65 1 1 60 84 .248 .342 .388 .730 82 174 16 6 1 4 3 *2/D
2001 29 BOS AL 51 198 174 19 51 11 1 7 25 0 0 21 35 .293 .371 .489 .859 123 85 6 1 1 1 3 2
2002 30 BOS AL 132 519 467 58 124 27 1 10 61 4 3 41 95 .266 .332 .392 .724 90 183 13 7 1 3 3 *2/D
2003 31 BOS AL 142 521 451 63 123 31 1 25 85 3 2 51 106 .273 .351 .512 .863 120 231 10 7 5 7 8 *2/D AS,MVP-24
2004 32 BOS AL 137 536 463 67 137 30 1 18 73 10 3 62 126 .296 .390 .482 .872 121 223 11 10 0 1 9 *2/D MVP-30
2005 33 BOS AL 133 539 470 70 132 30 1 22 70 2 0 62 117 .281 .366 .489 .856 122 230 10 3 1 3 3 *2 AS,MVP-21,GG,SS
2006 34 BOS AL 103 416 365 46 87 19 2 12 55 1 2 46 87 .238 .325 .400 .725 83 146 10 2 1 2 7 2
2007 35 BOS AL 131 518 435 57 111 15 3 17 68 1 2 71 122 .255 .367 .421 .787 103 183 9 8 0 4 9 *2
2008 36 BOS AL 131 483 423 37 93 20 0 13 43 0 1 52 122 .220 .313 .359 .672 73 152 13 6 0 2 3 *2 AS
2009 37 BOS AL 109 425 364 41 76 24 0 14 51 0 0 54 90 .209 .313 .390 .703 80 142 6 3 0 4 6 2
2010 38 BOS AL 13 39 35 8 11 2 0 5 9 0 0 4 10 .314 .385 .800 1.185 206 28 0 0 0 0 0 2
14 Seasons 1452 5505 4800 622 1243 292 13 180 714 25 18 587 1124 .259 .344 .438 .782 99 2101 125 57 19 42 57
162 Game Avg. 162 614 536 69 139 33 1 20 80 3 2 65 125 .259 .344 .438 .782 99 234 14 6 2 5 6

Postseason Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1998 26 BOS AL ALDS CLE L 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999 27 BOS AL ALDS CLE W 5 22 21 7 5 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 .238 .273 .524 .797 11 0 1 0 0 0
1999 27 BOS AL ALCS NYY L 5 22 20 1 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .238 .500 .738 10 1 0 1 0 0
2003 31 BOS AL ALDS OAK W 5 16 14 4 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 .286 .375 .714 1.089 10 0 0 0 0 1
2003 31 BOS AL ALCS NYY L 6 21 20 4 6 2 0 2 3 0 0 1 5 .300 .333 .700 1.033 14 0 0 0 0 1
2004 32 BOS AL ALDS ANA W 3 15 12 3 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 5 .167 .333 .417 .750 5 1 1 0 0 2
2004 32 BOS AL ALCS NYY W 7 31 28 5 9 1 0 2 7 0 0 2 6 .321 .355 .571 .926 16 0 0 0 1 0
2004 32 BOS AL WS STL W 4 15 13 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 4 .154 .267 .308 .574 4 0 1 0 0 0
2005 33 BOS AL ALDS CHW L 3 10 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .300 .300 .300 .600 3 0 0 0 0 0
2007 35 BOS AL ALDS LAA W 3 11 11 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .182 .182 .273 .455 3 1 0 0 0 0
2007 35 BOS AL ALCS CLE W 7 29 26 3 7 3 0 1 4 0 0 2 5 .269 .345 .500 .845 13 1 1 0 0 0
2007 35 BOS AL WS COL W 4 18 15 2 5 1 0 0 5 0 0 1 5 .333 .333 .400 .733 6 0 0 0 2 0
2008 36 BOS AL ALDS LAA W 4 15 14 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .214 .214 .429 3 2 0 1 0 0
2008 36 BOS AL ALCS TBR L 6 23 20 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 8 .050 .174 .200 .374 4 0 1 0 0 0
7 Seasons (14 Series) 63 252 228 37 54 12 2 11 33 0 0 14 56 .237 .292 .452 .744 103 6 5 2 3 4
7 ALDS 24 93 86 18 20 4 0 4 10 0 0 4 19 .233 .283 .419 .701 36 4 2 1 0 3
5 ALCS 31 126 114 15 27 7 1 7 16 0 0 8 28 .237 .296 .500 .796 57 2 2 1 1 1
2 WS 8 33 28 4 7 1 1 0 7 0 0 2 9 .250 .303 .357 .660 10 0 1 0 2 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% Awards
1997 BOS AL 25 C 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 1.000 7.20 7.10 0 0 0 0
1998 BOS AL 26 C 75 56 516.0 404 367 32 5 3 .988 -4 -9 6.96 5.32 .990 7.13 7.05 18 20 49 19 28%
1998 BOS AL 26 DH 3
1999 BOS AL 27 C 140 130 1153.0 1049 972 66 11 8 .990 -3 -3 8.10 7.41 .991 6.98 6.87 25 22 124 46 27%
1999 BOS AL 27 DH 2
2000 BOS AL 28 C 128 119 1076.0 920 867 46 7 3 .992 -1 -1 7.64 7.13 .991 6.93 6.85 14 16 104 34 25%
2000 BOS AL 28 DH 1
2001 BOS AL 29 C 50 47 426.2 459 425 32 2 2 .996 1 3 9.64 9.14 .990 7.17 7.11 3 11 51 18 26%
2002 BOS AL 30 C 127 121 1064.2 970 912 54 4 8 .996 4 5 8.17 7.61 .993 6.96 6.89 10 19 81 31 28%
2002 BOS AL 30 DH 1
2003 BOS AL 31 C 137 119 1075.1 906 854 43 9 8 .990 1 -4 1 -4 7.51 6.55 .991 6.79 6.72 6 28 61 23 27% AS,MVP-24
2003 BOS AL 31 DH 4 AS,MVP-24
2004 BOS AL 32 C 130 121 1062.2 931 880 49 2 11 .998 3 -4 3 -5 7.87 7.15 .992 7.12 7.07 5 20 77 23 23% MVP-30
2004 BOS AL 32 DH 1 MVP-30
2005 BOS AL 33 C 130 127 1089.0 824 784 32 8 4 .990 -4 -16 -4 -18 6.74 6.28 .992 6.79 6.72 7 43 65 21 24% AS,MVP-21,GG,SS
2006 BOS AL 34 C 99 94 822.1 679 647 28 4 3 .994 0 -3 0 -4 7.39 6.82 .992 7.26 6.99 1 24 46 13 22%
2007 BOS AL 35 C 125 121 1064.0 982 937 39 6 8 .994 6 -4 7 -5 8.26 7.81 .991 7.28 7.20 4 16 63 20 24%
2008 BOS AL 36 C 131 120 1041.1 949 903 42 4 7 .996 3 1 3 1 8.17 7.21 .991 7.26 7.19 4 23 56 16 22% AS
2009 BOS AL 37 C 108 106 924.0 896 856 37 3 4 .997 -6 0 -8 0 8.70 8.27 .992 7.48 7.39 1 108 16 13%
2010 BOS AL 38 C 13 9 90.2 89 87 2 0 1 1.000 -0 0 -4 0 8.83 6.85 .991 7.46 7.39 0 1 11 2 15%
14 Seasons C 1394 1290 11406.2 10059 9492 502 65 70 .994 -0 -30 -0 -5 7.89 7.17 .991 7.08 6.99 98 243 896 282 24%
6 Seasons DH 12
14 Seasons TOT 1394 1290 11406.2 10059 9492 502 65 70 .994 -0 -30 -0 -5 7.89 7.17 .985 7.08 6.99 98 243 896 282 24%
Pos G GS Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% Awards

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank, Glossary

All-Star Games
2003
2005 (C)
2008 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2003 AL (24, 1%)
2004 AL (30, 0%)
2005 AL (21, 1%)
0.02 Career Shares (1339th)

Gold Gloves
2005 AL (C)

Silver Sluggers
2005 AL (C)

On-Base% s c a p y
2004 AL  .390 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
Active  1452 (44th)

Doubles s c a p y
1999 AL  39 (9th)
Active  292 (47th)

Home Runs s c a p y
Active  180 (48th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
Active  714 (49th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
Active  587 (33rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Active  1124 (22nd)
Career  1124 (172nd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1999 AL  8 (10th)
Active  42 (50th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
Active  57 (37th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
Active  125 (45th)

Putoutss c a p y
Active  9492 (12th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1999 AL  140 (2nd)
2000 AL  128 (4th)
2002 AL  127 (3rd)
2003 AL  137 (2nd)
2004 AL  130 (4th)
2007 AL  125 (5th)
2008 AL  131 (3rd)
Active  1394 (5th)
Career  1394 (37th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1999 AL  972 (1st)
2000 AL  867 (3rd)
2002 AL  912 (2nd)
2003 AL  854 (3rd)
2004 AL  880 (1st)
2005 AL  784 (4th)
2007 AL  937 (1st)
2008 AL  903 (3rd)
2009 AL  856 (3rd)
Active  9492 (5th)
Career  9492 (14th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1999 AL  66 (4th)
2004 AL  49 (5th)
Active  502 (7th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1999 AL  11 (1st)
2000 AL  7 (5th)
2003 AL  9 (1st)
2005 AL  8 (3rd)
Active  65 (8th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1998 AL  18 (2nd)
1999 AL  25 (1st)
2000 AL  14 (1st)
2002 AL  10 (3rd)
2005 AL  7 (4th)
Active  98 (3rd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1999 AL  124 (1st)
2000 AL  104 (1st)
2002 AL  81 (2nd)
2003 AL  61 (5th)
2004 AL  77 (2nd)
2007 AL  63 (3rd)
2008 AL  56 (4th)
2009 AL  108 (1st)
Active  896 (2nd)
Career  896 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1999 AL  46 (2nd)
2000 AL  34 (2nd)
2002 AL  31 (4th)
Active  282 (3rd)
Career  282 (35th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2002 AL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1999 AL  8.10 (1st)
2000 AL  7.64 (2nd)
2002 AL  8.17 (1st)
2003 AL  7.51 (3rd)
2004 AL  7.87 (1st)
2006 AL  7.39 (3rd)
2007 AL  8.26 (2nd)
2008 AL  8.17 (3rd)
2009 AL  8.70 (1st)
Active  7.89 (4th)
Career  7.89 (6th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1999 AL  7.41 (1st)
2000 AL  7.13 (2nd)
2002 AL  7.61 (1st)
2003 AL  6.55 (5th)
2004 AL  7.15 (2nd)
2006 AL  6.82 (3rd)
2007 AL  7.81 (2nd)
2009 AL  8.27 (1st)
Active  7.17 (3rd)
Career  7.17 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2002 AL  .996 (5th)
2004 AL  .998 (2nd)
2008 AL  .996 (2nd)
2009 AL  .997 (2nd)
Active  .994 (8th)
Career  .994 (13th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2120), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 39 (473), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 30 (308), Average HOFer ≈ 50

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* - Signifies Hall of Famer

June 3, 1993: Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1993 amateur draft, but did not sign.

June 2, 1994: Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1994 amateur draft. Player signed April 20, 1995.

July 31, 1997: Traded by the Seattle Mariners with Derek Lowe to the Boston Red Sox for Heathcliff Slocumb.

November 1, 2004: Granted Free Agency.

December 24, 2004: Signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.

October 30, 2008: Granted Free Agency.

February 6, 2009: Signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete and may not include some earned bonuses
1998Boston Red Sox$170,000
1999Boston Red Sox$237,500
2000Boston Red Sox$375,000
2001Boston Red Sox$1,800,000
2002Boston Red Sox$3,500,000
2003Boston Red Sox$4,700,000
2004Boston Red Sox$6,900,000
2005Boston Red Sox$8,000,000
2006Boston Red Sox$10,000,000
2007Boston Red Sox$11,000,000
2008Boston Red Sox$10,442,030
2009Boston Red Sox$5,000,000
Career (may be incomplete)$62,124,530
Salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, member of SABR.
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