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Matt Lawton RFTwins

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
14 5570 .267 .368 .417 106 17.7
Birth Date11-30-1971
Height5' 10"
Weight180 lbs
Age47 years, 7 months, 20 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1995 MIN 23 21 70 19 4 1 1 7 11 3 1 1 .317 .414 .467 103 0.5 0.4 -0.3 0.3
1996 MIN 24 79 286 65 7 1 6 28 28 4 4 4 .258 .339 .365 92 -1.7 -2.5 11.0 1.3
1997 MIN 25 142 548 114 29 3 14 76 81 10 7 4 .248 .366 .415 108 7.6 -1.0 2.9 2.0
1998 MIN 26 152 662 155 36 6 21 86 64 15 16 8 .278 .387 .478 124 21.9 -0.4 16.3 5.0
1999 MIN 27 118 476 105 18 0 7 57 42 6 26 4 .259 .353 .355 85 -7.5 2.0 -6.9 -0.4
2000 MIN 28 156 664 171 44 2 13 91 63 7 23 7 .305 .405 .460 113 16.5 -2.3 -9.2 1.8
2001 MIN 29 103 444 110 25 0 10 63 46 3 19 6 .293 .396 .439 106 5.2 0.6 -7.4 0.6
2001 NYN 29 48 213 45 11 1 3 22 34 8 10 2 .246 .352 .366 105 2.4 0.1 -4.1 0.2
2002 CLE 30 114 484 98 19 2 15 59 34 8 8 9 .236 .342 .399 104 4.7 0.0 3.8 1.8
2003 CLE 31 99 429 93 19 0 15 47 47 7 10 3 .249 .343 .420 110 7.0 3.2 -3.1 1.4
2004 CLE 32 150 680 164 25 0 20 74 84 11 23 9 .277 .366 .421 108 8.1 3.0 7.9 3.3
2005 CHN 33 19 83 19 2 0 1 4 8 1 1 0 .244 .289 .308 97 -0.2 0.3 -1.4 0.0
2005 NYA 33 21 57 6 0 0 2 7 8 2 1 0 .125 .263 .250 95 -0.3 -0.6 -0.1 0.0
2005 PIT 33 101 445 102 28 1 10 58 61 9 16 9 .273 .380 .433 96 -2.0 -5.5 1.8 0.3
2006 SEA 34 11 29 7 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .259 .310 .259 91 -0.2 0.1 -0.4 0.0
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1993 FTW A MDW 111 415 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 FTM A+ FSL 122 533 .000 .000 .000 .337 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 MIN MLB AL 21 70 .260 .335 .412 .375 101 5.4 2.1 -0.1 103 14 -0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3
1995 NBR AA EAS 114 485 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 MIN MLB AL 79 286 .282 .351 .455 .268 103 -2.7 8.8 -2.4 92 10 11.0 -2.5 -1.7 1.3
1996 SLC AAA PCL 53 243 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MIN MLB AL 142 548 .268 .336 .420 .273 97 9.1 15.1 -4 108 7 2.9 -1.0 7.6 2.0
1998 MIN MLB AL 152 662 .271 .336 .427 .282 100 27.4 18.0 -4.6 124 11 16.3 -0.4 21.9 5.0
1999 MIN MLB AL 118 476 .275 .349 .435 .269 99 -7.4 13.3 -5.4 85 8 -6.9 2.0 -7.5 -0.4
1999 FTM A+ FSL 0 17 .000 .000 .000 .615 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MIN MLB AL 156 664 .274 .346 .438 .322 88 37.2 20.9 -6.7 113 10 -9.2 -2.3 16.5 1.8
2001 MIN MLB AL 103 444 .264 .331 .419 .311 100 10.7 13.2 -5.1 106 7 -7.4 0.6 5.2 0.6
2001 NYN MLB NL 48 213 .259 .330 .413 .288 95 -0.4 6.3 -2.4 105 7 -4.1 0.1 2.4 0.2
2002 CLE MLB AL 114 484 .265 .328 .425 .226 99 1.7 13.9 -4.9 104 9 3.8 0.0 4.7 1.8
2002 AKR AA EAS 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLE MLB AL 99 429 .271 .336 .438 .249 95 9.8 11.7 -4.3 110 9 -3.1 3.2 7.0 1.4
2003 AKR AA EAS 5 21 .000 .000 .000 .077 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB AL 150 680 .272 .337 .435 .293 103 2.9 20.2 -5.3 108 11 7.9 3.0 8.1 3.3
2005 CHN MLB NL 19 83 .257 .319 .401 .261 105 -5.7 2.4 -0.6 97 8 -1.4 0.3 -0.2 0.0
2005 NYA MLB AL 21 57 .269 .336 .429 .105 100 -4.1 1.6 -0.5 95 8 -0.1 -0.6 -0.3 0.0
2005 PIT MLB NL 101 445 .270 .332 .429 .300 102 10.8 12.8 -4.7 96 8 1.8 -5.5 -2.0 0.3
2006 SEA MLB AL 11 29 .269 .327 .429 .280 102 -1.7 0.9 -0.1 91 10 -0.4 0.1 -0.2 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1993 FTW A MDW 415 340 50 97 21 3 9 151 38 65 42 23 15 .285 .412 .444 .159 0 0
1994 FTM A+ FSL 533 446 79 134 30 1 7 187 51 80 64 42 19 .300 .408 .419 .119 2 2
1995 NBR AA EAS 485 412 75 111 19 5 13 179 54 56 70 26 9 .269 .371 .434 .165 2 2
1995 MIN MLB AL 70 60 11 19 4 1 1 28 12 7 11 1 1 .317 .414 .467 .150 0 0
1996 MIN MLB AL 286 252 34 65 7 1 6 92 42 28 28 4 4 .258 .339 .365 .107 2 0
1996 SLC AAA PCL 243 212 40 63 16 1 7 102 33 26 34 2 4 .297 .382 .481 .184 0 0
1997 MIN MLB AL 548 460 74 114 29 3 14 191 60 76 81 7 4 .248 .366 .415 .167 1 1
1998 MIN MLB AL 662 557 91 155 36 6 21 266 77 86 64 16 8 .278 .387 .478 .199 4 0
1999 FTM A+ FSL 17 14 3 8 1 0 0 9 2 3 1 1 0 .571 .647 .643 .071 0 0
1999 MIN MLB AL 476 406 58 105 18 0 7 144 54 57 42 26 4 .259 .353 .355 .096 7 0
2000 MIN MLB AL 664 561 84 171 44 2 13 258 88 91 63 23 7 .305 .405 .460 .155 5 0
2001 MIN MLB AL 444 376 71 110 25 0 10 165 51 63 46 19 6 .293 .396 .439 .146 2 0
2001 NYN MLB NL 213 183 24 45 11 1 3 67 13 22 34 10 2 .246 .352 .366 .120 0 0
2002 CLE MLB AL 484 416 71 98 19 2 15 166 57 59 34 8 9 .236 .342 .399 .163 0 1
2002 AKR AA EAS 13 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 .000 .231 .000 .000 0 0
2003 CLE MLB AL 429 374 57 93 19 0 15 157 53 47 47 10 3 .249 .343 .420 .171 1 0
2003 AKR AA EAS 21 19 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 6 0 0 .053 .143 .053 .000 0 0
2004 CLE MLB AL 680 591 109 164 25 0 20 249 70 74 84 23 9 .277 .366 .421 .144 4 0
2005 CHN MLB NL 83 78 8 19 2 0 1 24 5 4 8 1 0 .244 .289 .308 .064 0 0
2005 PIT MLB NL 445 374 53 102 28 1 10 162 44 58 61 16 9 .273 .380 .433 .160 4 0
2005 NYA MLB AL 57 48 6 6 0 0 2 12 4 7 8 1 0 .125 .263 .250 .125 0 0
2006 SEA MLB AL 29 27 5 7 0 0 0 7 1 2 2 0 0 .259 .310 .259 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2003-09-06 2003-09-29 15-DL 23 20 Right Fingers Inflammation Middle Finger -
2003-07-12 2003-08-18 15-DL 37 34 Right Fingers Dislocation Middle Finger -
2002-09-04 2002-09-30 15-DL 26 25 Left Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff and Labrum 2002-09-20
2002-07-12 2002-07-27 15-DL 15 14 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
1999-06-09 1999-07-17 15-DL 38 31 Right Face Fracture Orbital Fracture HBP - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 SEA $400,000
2005 PIT, NYA, CHN $7,500,000
2004 CLE $7,000,000
2003 CLE $6,750,000
2002 CLE $5,250,000
2001 MIN, NYN $3,900,000
2000 MIN $2,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$32,800,000
7 yrTotal$32,800,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 169 dSeth Levinson1 yr/$0.4M (06)+$1.25M inct

Details
  • waived 5/06 designated for assignment 5/06 signed as a free agent from NYY 12/05, 1 year/$0.4M (06)+$1.25M bonuses (plate appearances), limited no-trade protection
  • acquired in trade from CHC 8/05 acquired in trade from PIT 7/05 acquired in trade from CLE 12/04 (PIT paying part of 05 sal, CLE paying part of ARhodes` 06 sal)
  • 4 year/$27M (02-05), $50K All Star bonuses
  • $1M signing bonus
  • 02:$5M, 03:$6.5M, 04:$7M, 05:$7.5M
  • acquired in trade from NYM 12/01 FA after 02
  • 1 year/$3.9M (01)+$0.1M in bonuses for ABs, All Star

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Top ten GMs I can't think of ten amazing GMs out there at the moment. Shapiro has made some great moves, some ok moves, and then some horrible moves. Colon move - awesome Lee trade - not so much Casey Blake trade - highway robbery Matt Lawton - very bad Trade for Asdrubal Cabrera - a steal. Hafner deal - bad even if his shoulder didn't take a dive.
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
So here's one yes on Shapiro. (Marc Normandin)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)FYI, next couple of HOF classes are thin. Best candidates for 2011 are Bagwell, Raffy Palmeiro (zero shot), Kevin Brown, Al Leiter and Larry Walker. Best candidates for 2012 are Bernie Williams, Tim Salmon and....I dunno, Carl Everett? Rick Helling?
(El Angelo from elangelo@gmail.com)
The 2012 class is thinner than prison gruel. Honestly there aren't five guys among this lot who would get more than a single paragraph out of me in the JAWS series:

Edgardo Alfonzo, Pedro Astacio, David Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, Vinny Castilla, Scott Erickson, Carl Everett, Jeff Fassero, Alex S. Gonzalez, Danny Graves, Rick Helling, Dustin Hermanson, Jose Hernandez, Brian Jordan, Matt Lawton, Javy Lopez, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, Jeff Nelson, Phil Nevin, Brad Radke, Joe Randa, Tim Salmon, Ruben Sierra, Jose Vizcaino, Bernie Williams, Eric Young (Jay Jaffe)


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