Stephen Vogt, Catcher, Oakland Athletics, #21


Date of Birth: 11/1/1984
Birthplace: Visalia, California
College: Azusa Pacific University
Current Salary: $2,965,000

Stephen Vogt, catcher for the Oakland Athletics, was first drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2007. He played in the Rays' minor league system from 2007 through most of 2012, joining the Rays for 18 games in 2012.

Vogt was traded to the Athletics in April, 2013. In 2013, he played in 47 games with the Athletics, finishing the season with 34 hits and a .242 batting average. He finished the 2014 season with 75 hits and a .279 batting average in 84 games.

In 2015, Vogt played in 136 games with the Athletics. He finished the season with a .261 batting average, 116 hits, 21 doubles, 18 home runs, and 71 RBIs. As a catcher, he made 41 assists, 658 putouts, and 3 errors. He caught players trying to steal 31.7% of the time and he had a .996 fielding percentage.

Vogt finished the 2016 season with a .251 batting average in 137 games. He had 123 hits, 30 doubles, 14 home runs, and 56 RBIs. Defensively, as the Athletics' catcher in 113 games, he made 45 assists, 766 putouts, and 7 errors. He had a .991 fielding percentage and he caught players trying to steal 28.2% of the time.

Career batting statistics for Vogt through 2016 include:

  • 422 games played
  • 348 hits
  • 178 RBIs
  • 249 strikeouts to 118 walks
  • .255 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Vogt as a catcher through 2016 include:

  • 278 games played
  • 106 assists
  • 1,813 putouts
  • 11 errors
  • .317 caught stealing percentage
  • .994 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
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