Dick Dietz
Richard Allen Dietz
 
 
Born: September 18, 1941 in Crawfordsville, IN
Died: June 27, 2005 - 63 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'1" Wt: 195
(legend)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Signed by the San Francisco Giants as an Amateur Free Agent in 1960
- High School: Greenville (Greenville, SC)

Comparison

Comparison
Catchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Johnny Bench
1967 - 1983
C
75.2
Pl
 
65.4
19.3
0.0
9.5
2 Carlton Fisk
1969 - 1993
C
68.3
Pl
 
65.8
16.4
0.0
13.8
3 Joe Torre
1960 - 1977
C
57.5
Ma
 
59.3
-0.4
0.0
1.4
4 Ted Simmons
1968 - 1988
C
50.2
 
53.1
4.7
0.0
7.6
5 Gene Tenace
1969 - 1983
C
46.8
 
47.4
1.6
0.0
2.2
6 Thurman Munson
1969 - 1979
C
45.9
MIL
 
42.8
11.6
0.0
8.5
7 Bill Freehan
1961 - 1976
C
44.7
 
43.0
11.8
0.0
10.1
8 Tom Haller
1961 - 1972
C
29.4
 
28.6
7.8
0.0
7.0
9 Tim McCarver
1959 - 1980
C
28.4
 
29.9
6.5
0.0
8.0
10 Manny Sanguillen
1967 - 1980
C
27.4
 
22.0
11.3
0.0
5.9
11 Rick Dempsey
1969 - 1992
C
25.4
 
17.8
17.3
0.0
9.6
12 Johnny Roseboro
1957 - 1970
C
22.6
 
22.4
8.8
0.0
8.7
13 Joe Ferguson
1970 - 1983
C
20.9
 
20.8
3.8
0.0
3.6
14 Clay Dalrymple
1960 - 1971
C
16.8
 
9.4
13.0
0.0
5.6
15 Milt May
1970 - 1984
C
16.4
 
14.1
8.7
0.0
6.4
16 Jim Pagliaroni
1955 - 1969
C
15.8
 
17.0
3.3
0.0
4.5
17 Jerry Grote
1963 - 1981
C
15.0
 
11.9
11.3
0.0
8.2
18 Johnny Edwards
1961 - 1974
C
14.9
 
13.2
9.9
0.0
8.2
19 Ellie Rodriguez
1968 - 1976
C
13.5
 
12.2
5.9
0.0
4.6
20 Ray Fosse
1967 - 1979
C
12.9
VN
 
13.6
5.1
0.0
5.8
21 Duke Sims
1964 - 1974
C
12.8
 
15.2
1.1
0.0
3.4
22 Dick Dietz
1966 - 1973
C
12.6
 
18.3
-2.8
0.0
2.9
23 Randy Hundley
1964 - 1977
C
11.7
 
5.9
12.0
0.0
6.2
24 Andy Etchebarren
1962 - 1978
C
10.8
 
9.7
6.9
0.0
5.7
25 Jack Hiatt
1964 - 1972
C
8.5
 
8.4
1.6
0.0
1.5
26 Joe Azcue
1960 - 1972
C
8.5
 
7.6
6.2
0.0
5.4
27 Earl Williams
1970 - 1977
C
8.0
 
12.5
-3.7
0.0
0.8
28 Ellie Hendricks
1968 - 1979
C
7.5
 
7.1
4.1
0.1
3.8
29 Frank Fernandez
1967 - 1972
C
7.0
VN
 
5.9
2.4
0.0
1.3
30 Jake Gibbs
1962 - 1971
C
6.7
 
3.8
6.0
0.0
3.1
31 Dave Duncan
1964 - 1976
C
6.6
 
9.9
2.6
0.0
5.9
32 Fran Healy
1969 - 1978
C
6.6
 
6.1
3.2
0.0
2.7
33 Gene Oliver
1959 - 1969
C
6.5
 
10.3
-3.3
0.0
0.5
34 Chris Cannizzaro
1960 - 1974
C
6.4
 
4.4
5.9
0.0
3.9
35 George Mitterwald
1966 - 1977
C
6.2
VN
 
4.6
6.2
0.0
4.7
36 Ed Herrmann
1967 - 1978
C
5.9
 
8.6
2.1
0.0
4.9
37 Jerry May
1964 - 1973
C
5.3
 
3.5
4.9
0.0
3.1
38 Buck Martinez
1969 - 1986
C
4.6
VN
 
3.2
7.5
-0.0
6.1
39 Bob Stinson
1969 - 1980
C
4.4
 
7.8
0.2
0.0
3.6
40 Don Pavletich
1957 - 1971
C
4.1
 
6.8
-1.8
0.0
0.9
41 Jerry McNertney
1964 - 1973
C
4.0
 
3.5
3.1
0.0
2.6
42 Duffy Dyer
1968 - 1981
C
3.7
 
2.2
5.3
0.0
3.8
43 Duane Josephson
1965 - 1972
C
3.4
 
4.9
1.2
0.0
2.6
44 Buck Rodgers
1961 - 1969
C
3.4
 
2.3
6.7
0.0
5.7
45 Phil Roof
1961 - 1977
C
3.3
 
2.6
5.4
0.0
4.7
46 Johnny Oates
1970 - 1981
C
3.3
 
1.5
4.8
0.0
3.0
47 Ken Suarez
1966 - 1973
C
3.2
 
2.4
2.3
0.0
1.5
48 Jim French
1965 - 1971
C
3.0
 
1.9
2.5
0.0
1.3
49 John Ellis
1969 - 1981
C
2.9
 
5.9
-4.1
0.0
-1.2
50 Bob Montgomery
1970 - 1979
C
2.2
 
3.2
1.4
0.0
2.3
 
  Dick Dietz
1966 - 1973
C
12.6
 
18.3
-2.8
0.0
2.9
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