Javy Lopez Stats

Javy Lopez was born on Thursday, November 5, 1970, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Lopez was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 18, 1992, with the Atlanta Braves. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Javy Lopez baseball stats page.

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"I still think Javy's underrated. He's the total package. You can count total package catchers on one hand. He's one of them. He's everything you want in a baseball catcher. He plays hard, gives you everything he's got. And he's tough." - Former Braves Coach Ned Yost (Samantha Carr, National Baseball Hall of Fame, 12/13/2011, 'Sweet-Swinging Backstop', Source )

Javy Lopez

Javy Lopez Autograph on a 1994 Upper Deck (#255)

Javy Lopez Autograph on a 1994 Upper Deck (#255)

Birth Name:
Javier López Torres
Nickname:
Javy
Born On:
11-05-1970  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Academia Cristo Rey (Urb La Ramble, Puerto Rico)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
220
First Game:
09-18-1992 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-02-2006
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent / Signing Bonus = $37,000

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Javy Lopez Pitching Stats

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Javy Lopez Hitting Stats

1992 22 Braves 9 16 3 6 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .500
1993 23 Braves 8 16 1 6 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .375 .412 .750
1994 24 Braves 80 277 27 68 9 0 13 0 35 17 0 61 2 2 5 12 .245 .299 .419
1995 25 Braves 100 333 37 105 11 4 14 0 51 14 0 57 0 3 2 13 .315 .344 .498
1996 26 Braves 138 489 56 138 19 1 23 0 69 28 5 84 1 5 3 17 .282 .322 .466
1997 27 Braves 123 414 52 122 28 1 23 1 68 40 10 82 1 4 5 9 .295 .361 .534
1998 28 Braves 133 489 73 139 21 1 34 1 106 30 1 85 1 8 6 22 .284 .328 .540
1999 29 Braves 65 246 34 78 18 1 11 0 45 20 2 41 0 0 3 6 .317 .375 .533
2000 30 Braves 134 481 60 138 21 1 24 1 89 35 3 80 0 5 4 20 .287 .337 .484
2001 31 Braves 128 438 45 117 16 1 17 1 66 28 3 82 1 5 10 12 .267 .322 .425
2002 32 Braves 109 347 31 81 15 0 11 2 52 26 8 63 0 4 8 15 .233 .299 .372
2003 33 Braves 129 457 89 150 29 3 43 1 109 33 5 90 0 1 4 10 .328 .378 .687
2004 34 Orioles 150 579 83 183 33 3 23 0 86 47 4 97 0 6 6 16 .316 .370 .503
2005 35 Orioles 103 395 47 110 24 1 15 0 49 19 2 68 0 2 7 10 .278 .322 .458
2006 36 Orioles 76 279 30 74 15 1 8 0 31 18 0 60 0 0 2 5 .265 .314 .412
2006 36 Red Sox 18 63 6 12 5 0 0 0 4 2 0 16 0 0 0 5 .190 .215 .270
15 Years 1,503 5,319 674 1,527 267 19 260 7 864 357 43 969 6 45 66 172 .287 .337 .491

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Javy Lopez Fielding Stats

1992 Braves C 9 2 123 30 3.3 30 28 2 0 0 0 8 1 1.000 6.59
1993 Braves C 7 4 111 40 5.7 39 37 2 1 0 1 3 2 .975 9.49
1994 Braves C 75 72 1,929 597 8.0 594 559 35 3 3 10 66 20 .995 8.31
1995 Braves C 93 86 2,268 683 7.3 675 625 50 8 5 8 61 17 .988 8.04
1996 Braves C 135 125 3,336 1,080 8.0 1,074 993 81 6 9 11 97 36 .994 8.69
1997 Braves C 117 107 2,853 854 7.3 848 792 56 6 7 9 72 33 .993 8.03
1998 Braves C 128 123 3,276 1,051 8.2 1,046 978 68 5 6 11 53 27 .995 8.62
1999 Braves C 59 56 1,485 443 7.5 439 412 27 4 1 7 46 15 .991 7.98
2000 Braves C 132 121 3,257 884 6.7 878 820 58 6 6 8 69 23 .993 7.28
2001 Braves C 127 115 3,078 886 7.0 876 826 50 10 7 5 64 31 .989 7.68
2002 Braves C 103 92 2,446 699 6.8 689 635 54 10 8 5 54 33 .986 7.61
2003 Braves C 120 114 2,976 776 6.5 771 718 53 5 6 6 52 23 .994 6.99
2004 Orioles C 132 125 3,273 902 6.8 897 848 49 5 11 10 68 26 .994 7.40
2005 Orioles 1B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
2005 Orioles C 75 75 1,887 529 7.1 526 500 26 3 4 4 52 16 .994 7.53
2006 Orioles C 21 19 516 133 6.3 133 124 9 0 1 1 18 4 1.000 6.96
2006 Red Sox C 17 15 411 104 6.1 103 98 5 1 1 2 15 2 .990 6.77
C Totals 1,350 1,251 33,225 9,691 7.2 9,618 8,993 625 73 75 98 798 309 .992 7.82
1B Totals 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
15 Years 1,351 1,251 33,231 9,692 7.2 9,619 8,994 625 73 76 98 798 309 .992 7.82

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Javy Lopez Miscellaneous Stats

1992 Braves 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 16.0 8.0 - - -
1993 Braves 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 16.0 8.0 8.0 - - -
1994 Braves 0 2 .000 6 0 n/a 21.3 4.5 7.9 - - -
1995 Braves 0 1 .000 11 0 n/a 23.8 5.8 6.5 - - -
1996 Braves 1 6 .143 6 0 n/a 21.3 5.8 7.1 - - -
1997 Braves 1 1 .500 14 0 0 18.0 5.0 6.1 - - -
1998 Braves 5 3 .625 9 0 1 14.4 5.8 4.6 - - -
1999 Braves 0 3 .000 5 0 4 22.4 6.0 5.5 - - -
2000 Braves 0 0 .000 7 0 0 20.0 6.0 5.4 - - -
2001 Braves 1 0 1.000 10 0 0 25.8 5.3 6.6 - - -
2002 Braves 0 1 .000 14 0 0 31.5 5.5 6.7 - - -
2003 Braves 0 1 .000 24 0 3 10.6 5.1 4.2 - - -
2004 Orioles 0 0 .000 8 0 21 25.2 6.0 6.7 - - -
2005 Orioles 0 1 .000 1 0 28 26.3 5.8 8.1 - - -
2006 Orioles 0 0 .000 2 0 53 34.9 4.7 9.0 - - -
2006 Red Sox 0 0 .000 3 0 0 0.0 3.9 15.8 - - -
15 Years 8 19 .296 124 0 110 20.5 5.5 6.2 - - -

Javy Lopez

Javy Lopez Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1992 Atlanta Braves 8 $109,000.00 - -
1993 Atlanta Braves 8 $109,000.00 - -
1994 Atlanta Braves 8 $111,500.00 - n/a
1995 Atlanta Braves 8 $150,000.00 - Stats
1996 Atlanta Braves 8 $290,000.00 - Stats
1997 Atlanta Braves 8 $2,050,000.00 Stats -
1998 Atlanta Braves 8 $3,850,000.00 Stats -
1999 Atlanta Braves 8 $5,250,000.00 - -
2000 Atlanta Braves 8 $6,250,000.00 - -
2001 Atlanta Braves 8 $7,750,000.00 - -
2002 Atlanta Braves 8 $6,000,000.00 - -
2003 Atlanta Braves 8 $7,000,000.00 Stats -
2004 Baltimore Orioles 18 $6,000,000.00 - -
2005 Baltimore Orioles 18 $7,500,000.00 - -
2006 Baltimore Orioles 18 $9,000,000.00 - -
2006 Boston Red Sox 23 "     " - -
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Did you know that Javy Lopez holds the Major League record for home runs in a season by a catcher ? In 1953, Roy Campanella became the first catcher to hit forty home runs in a season and held the record until 1996, when Todd Hundley hit forty-one. A 43-year-old record fell only to be broken again in 2003, when Javy set the new plateau at forty-two.

Did you know that on our Home Run Records in a Single Season page you can see not only Javy Lopez's record, but a list of every single catcher who has ever reach the 30 home runs in a season plateau?

Did you know that Javy Lopez was the catcher behind the plate when Kent Mercker threw his no-hitter on April 8, 1994 ?

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Javy Lopez Book | Behind the Plate: A Catcher's View of the Braves Dynasty
On May 23, 2014, Javy Lopez - who has hit more home runs than any catcher in Braves history - was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame ( Link ). That year he was enshrined alongside Rabbit Maranville and Dave Pursley (team scout). Javy said, "I mean, my dream as a kid was to play professional baseball in the future, and my dream came true. And being inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Atlanta Braves, that's completely unexpected, and for me, that's a great honor and definitely a bonus. I thought my goal was completed, and having this is even better."

"For all the wins I got at the Major League level, Javy certainly had his hand in a lot of them -- both from an offensive standpoint and from a defensive standpoint. I'll never forget the instrumental play in the 1995 World Series Game 2, when he threw Manny Ramirez out at first base -- big, big play picking Manny off. It certainly went a long way toward us not only winning that game, but the Series." - Tom Glavine

"He was the first guy I was actually in the clubhouse when they got the call to the big leagues. I'm sitting here looking at the guy and thinking, 'OK, that's what a Major League body should look like.' I was thinking, 'I've got a ways to go.'" - Chipper Jones

The 2003 Atlanta Braves had 3 players win Silver Slugger Awards - the most they ever had as a franchise in a single season. Mike Hampton (pitcher), Gary Sheffield (outfield) and Javy Lopez (catcher) each captured a silver bat and the win by Lopez, was their first ever for a catcher.

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