Stephen Vogt, Catcher, Milwaukee Brewers
Date of Birth: 11/1/1984
Birthplace: Visalia, California
College: Azusa Pacific University
Stephen Vogt, catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, 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 Oakland 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.
The Athletics designated Vogt for assignment on June 22, 2017. Three days later, he was claimed off waivers by the Brewers. He finished the 2017 season with a 65 hits and a .233 batting average in 54 games with the Athletics and 45 games with the Brewers. Defensively, as a catcher in 81 games, he made 558 putouts and 9 errors. He caught players trying to steal 14.3% of the time.
Career batting statistics for Vogt through 2017 include:
- 521 games played
- 413 hits
- 218 RBIs
- 305 strikeouts to 139 walks
- .251 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Vogt as a catcher through 2017 include:
- 359 games played
- 124 assists
- 2,371 putouts
- 20 errors
- .262 caught stealing percentage
- .992 fielding percentage