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Portrait of Richie Sexson

Richie Sexson 1BMariners

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 5604 .261 .344 .507 118 18.0
Birth Date12-29-1974
Height6' 6"
Weight205 lbs
Age44 years, 2 months, 24 days
BatsR
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
1997 CLE 22 5 11 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .273 .273 .273 66 -0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CLE 23 49 183 54 14 1 11 6 42 3 1 1 .310 .344 .592 112 3.2 1.2 1.1 0.7
1999 CLE 24 134 525 122 17 7 31 34 117 4 3 3 .255 .305 .514 93 -2.4 -2.0 -2.1 0.0
2000 CLE 25 91 356 83 16 1 16 25 96 4 1 0 .256 .315 .460 111 7.4 -2.9 -5.8 0.5
2000 MIL 25 57 251 63 14 0 14 34 63 3 1 0 .296 .398 .559 111 5.4 -1.6 7.4 1.3
2001 MIL 26 158 667 162 24 3 45 60 178 6 2 4 .271 .342 .547 125 24.3 -5.0 -2.1 2.4
2002 MIL 27 157 652 159 37 2 29 70 136 8 0 0 .279 .363 .504 124 22.0 -4.7 -2.8 2.1
2003 MIL 28 162 718 165 28 2 45 98 151 9 2 3 .272 .379 .548 138 36.7 -5.0 8.7 4.5
2004 ARI 29 23 104 21 4 0 9 14 21 0 0 0 .233 .337 .578 121 3.0 0.2 0.5 0.5
2005 SEA 30 156 656 147 36 1 39 89 167 6 1 1 .263 .369 .541 145 35.8 -1.0 -7.9 3.4
2006 SEA 31 158 663 156 40 0 34 64 154 4 1 1 .264 .338 .504 117 17.4 -2.8 10.8 3.2
2007 SEA 32 121 491 89 21 0 21 51 100 5 1 0 .205 .295 .399 93 -2.5 -1.7 -3.5 -0.2
2008 NYA 33 22 35 7 1 0 1 6 10 0 0 0 .250 .371 .393 100 0.1 0.2 -0.7 0.0
2008 SEA 33 74 292 55 8 0 11 37 76 0 1 0 .218 .315 .381 93 -1.7 -1.2 -4.4 -0.4
Career136756041286260173065881313521413.261.344.507118148.2-26.4-0.818.0

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 BNC Rk APL 40 119 .000 .000 .000 .221 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CGA A SAL 130 544 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 KIN A+ CRL 131 554 .000 .000 .000 .361 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CAN AA EAS 133 568 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CLE MLB AL 5 11 .254 .322 .383 .333 93 -1.4 0.3 -0.2 66 10 0.0 0.0 -0.4 0.0
1997 BUF AAA AA 0 465 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CLE MLB AL 49 183 .267 .335 .422 .355 103 8.6 5.0 -3.3 112 16 1.1 1.2 3.2 0.7
1998 BUF AAA INT 0 397 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CLE MLB AL 134 525 .271 .342 .432 .268 105 -2.1 14.7 -8.1 93 8 -2.1 -2.0 -2.4 0.0
2000 CLE MLB AL 91 356 .277 .345 .444 .312 92 5.7 11.2 -4.4 111 10 -5.8 -2.9 7.4 0.5
2000 MIL MLB NL 57 251 .264 .334 .429 .358 111 12.3 7.9 -5.1 111 10 7.4 -1.6 5.4 1.3
2001 MIL MLB NL 158 667 .263 .328 .425 .310 103 19.3 19.9 -12.7 125 7 -2.1 -5.0 24.3 2.4
2002 MIL MLB NL 157 652 .258 .325 .409 .318 100 22.1 18.8 -12 124 9 -2.8 -4.7 22.0 2.1
2003 MIL MLB NL 162 718 .261 .327 .419 .289 102 35.6 18.9 -13.6 138 10 8.7 -5.0 36.7 4.5
2004 ARI MLB NL 23 104 .263 .330 .429 .200 101 2.7 3.1 -2 121 15 0.5 0.2 3.0 0.5
2005 SEA MLB AL 156 656 .263 .324 .415 .304 97 36.2 18.9 -12.1 145 13 -7.9 -1.0 35.8 3.4
2006 SEA MLB AL 158 663 .270 .331 .424 .300 102 10.8 20.0 -12.8 117 12 10.8 -2.8 17.4 3.2
2007 SEA MLB AL 121 491 .269 .335 .420 .217 96 -6.7 14.6 -9.3 93 11 -3.5 -1.7 -2.5 -0.2
2008 NYA MLB AL 22 35 .271 .335 .436 .333 106 0.1 1.0 -0.6 100 12 -0.7 0.2 0.1 0.0
2008 SEA MLB AL 74 292 .263 .332 .410 .262 97 -0.6 8.4 -5.4 93 12 -4.4 -1.2 -1.7 -0.4

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 BNC Rk APL 119 97 11 18 3 0 1 24 5 18 21 1 1 .186 .314 .247 .062 2 2
1994 CGA A SAL 544 488 88 133 25 2 14 204 77 37 87 7 3 .273 .341 .418 .145 0 0
1995 KIN A+ CRL 554 494 80 151 34 0 22 251 85 43 115 4 6 .306 .373 .508 .202 0 0
1996 CAN AA EAS 568 518 85 143 33 3 16 230 76 39 118 2 1 .276 .334 .444 .168 0 0
1997 BUF AAA AA 465 434 57 113 20 2 31 230 88 27 87 5 1 .260 .310 .530 .270 0 0
1997 CLE MLB AL 11 11 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 .273 .273 .273 .000 0 0
1998 BUF AAA INT 397 344 58 102 20 1 21 187 74 50 68 1 2 .297 .390 .544 .247 0 0
1998 CLE MLB AL 183 174 28 54 14 1 11 103 35 6 42 1 1 .310 .344 .592 .282 0 0
1999 CLE MLB AL 525 479 72 122 17 7 31 246 116 34 117 3 3 .255 .305 .514 .259 8 0
2000 MIL MLB NL 251 213 44 63 14 0 14 119 47 34 63 1 0 .296 .398 .559 .263 1 0
2000 CLE MLB AL 356 324 45 83 16 1 16 149 44 25 96 1 0 .256 .315 .460 .204 3 0
2001 MIL MLB NL 667 598 94 162 24 3 45 327 125 60 178 2 4 .271 .342 .547 .276 3 0
2002 MIL MLB NL 652 570 86 159 37 2 29 287 102 70 136 0 0 .279 .363 .504 .225 4 0
2003 MIL MLB NL 718 606 97 165 28 2 45 332 124 98 151 2 3 .272 .379 .548 .276 5 0
2004 ARI MLB NL 104 90 20 21 4 0 9 52 23 14 21 0 0 .233 .337 .578 .344 0 0
2005 SEA MLB AL 656 558 99 147 36 1 39 302 121 89 167 1 1 .263 .369 .541 .278 3 0
2006 SEA MLB AL 663 591 75 156 40 0 34 298 107 64 154 1 1 .264 .338 .504 .240 4 0
2007 SEA MLB AL 491 434 58 89 21 0 21 173 63 51 100 1 0 .205 .295 .399 .194 1 0
2008 SEA MLB AL 292 252 27 55 8 0 11 96 30 37 76 1 0 .218 .315 .381 .163 3 0
2008 NYA MLB AL 35 28 2 7 1 0 1 11 6 6 10 0 0 .250 .371 .393 .143 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1316 0.4947 0.4271 0.6797 0.6375 0.2211 0.7518 0.4762 0.3203 0.0034
Career13160.49470.42710.67970.63750.22110.75180.47620.32030.0034

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
2004-05-23 2004-10-04 60-DL 134 120 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Capsule for Instability 2004-06-07
2004-04-29 2004-05-21 15-DL 22 19 Left Shoulder Subluxation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 SEA $15,500,000
2007 SEA $15,500,000
2006 SEA $13,000,000
2005 SEA $6,000,000
2004 ARI $8,725,000
2003 MIL $5,125,000
2002 MIL $3,125,000
2001 MIL $1,125,000
2000 CLE $247,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$68,347,000
9 yrTotal$68,347,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 93 dCasey Close4 yr/$50M (05-08)

Details
  • designated for assignment 8/15/08 signed as a free agent from SEA 7/17/08 (pro-rated portion of major league min)
  • released 7/10/08
  • signed as a free agent from AZ 12/04, 4 year/$50M (05-08), $6M signing bonus, 05:$4.5M, 06:$11.5M, 07:$14M, 08:$14M
  • acquired in trade from MIL 11/03 $25K All Star bonuses
  • 4 year/$17M (01-04) 01:$1.5M($1M+$0.5M b), 02:$3M, 03:$5M, 04:$8M

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Richie Sexson will ever play in the big leagues again or have we seen the last of Big Sexy?
(Hensley Meulens from The Bronx)
We've seen the last of him. (John Perrotto)
2010-01-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Richie Sexson will ever play in the big leagues again or have we seen the last of Big Sexy?
(Hensley Meulens from The Bronx)
We've seen the last of him. (John Perrotto)
2009-10-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)In a world where Fernando Tatis gets another shot, shouldn't Richie Sexson find work somewhere?
(Matt from Malone, NY)
Tatis' 2008 was awfully good, and he can pretend to play all the corners. Sexson hasn't had that kind of year in forever and is a one-trick pony. Then again, he'd be about the sixth-best Royal. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yankees just signed Richie Sexson (via FoxSports). Thoughts?
(Dan from Newark)
I don't understand why they need the Ghost of Richie Sexson when Jason Giambi's 'stasche deserves its own contract. (Marc Normandin)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Joe, if someone signs Richie Sexson if and when he is DFAd, isn't that a pretty solid piece of evidence that there is collusion against Bonds?
(Jon from SF)
Nah. Sexson can play first base, is 10 years younger and comes without all the headaches. I don't think you'll be able to prove a collusion case against Bonds. The arbitrator (not Nicolau...can't remember the name) could prove collusion in the 1980s because the owners left behind evidence. I'm certain that didn't happen this time. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-17 15:00:00 (link to chat)Enough chatter about those teams hogging the top 10. What about my beloved Nationals? Is this the worst hitting lineup in recent times? Also, on the Dave Duncan theme, I think Randy St. Clair is underappreciated for getting decent pitching out of a staff of 89 mph retreads and kids.
(macman from dc)
Whew, 2:30 into this I think I've blown past my pitch count and am into a Category V start. This question and one more....

Good point about St. Clair and the Nats, particularly their rotation. If Shawn Hill could remain healthy it would be even more impressive.

As bad as the lineup's hitting has been, it's fundamentally not as awful as, say, the Mariners'. Injuries have taken their toll, limiting Nick Johnson and Ryan Zimmerman or knocking them out of action for extended periods. The important thing is that there's a lot more upside here than a place like Seattle. Lastings Milledge, Elijah Dukes and Wily Mo Pena may not live up to they hype, but I'd rather see what they can do than watching the death throes of Richie Sexson's career and the half-dozen battles to get OBPs over .300 in that lineup. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Mariners will fire the manager and GM soon...right? I mean, how do you not have a contingency for Richie Sexson considering they saw the same thing last year.
(Arnold Layne from Cambridge)
At some point, you just leave the two guys in their seats until the season is over, then clean house. Hire a GM, let him hire a manager, and start over. The Mariners need to start over. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Richie Sexson: Stupid lunkhead or smart armchair GM? After all, his impending suspension will probably help the team.
(mikedallas45 from Dallas)
If Richie Sexson was as much of a smart armchair GM as you suggest, I would think a decision to go find himself in the Himalayas would be a brilliantly selfless act. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Bryan, Standard 5x5 league, I have Giambi, Sexson, Vernon Wells, and Andrew MIller on my bench/extra pitcher. I only have marmol, tony pena, and brian wilson as RP's. DO you think I should make a trade with those big four on the bench for someone like rivera, wagner, or nathan? Thanks Bryan.
(SnakeDoctor18 from Washington DC)
Sure, but do you think you have enough to get it done. I mean, assuming it isn't a keeper league, does the guy with Mariano Rivera accept Richie Sexson, Andrew Miller and Brian Wilson for him? I guess it depends on his team, but I'm not so sure. Then again, I'm just backing my way back into rotisserie. (Bryan Smith)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-06-09 14:30:002009 Draft CoverageLouisville third baseman Chris Dominguez finally gets taken to the Giants in the third round. Huge arm, huge power, gonna strike out a ton. Reminds some of Richie Sexson with 3B skills. (Kevin Goldstein)
 

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