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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
19 8255 .279 .358 .472 121 36.6
Birth Date2-23-1963
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age56 years, 7 months, 22 days
BatsB
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
1986 CHA 23 75 271 63 10 2 2 33 49 1 4 1 .269 .361 .355 86 -4.0 -2.0 0.2 -0.1
1986 PIT 23 63 225 46 6 2 1 29 39 1 4 4 .240 .342 .307 87 -3.1 1.8 -0.1 0.3
1987 PIT 24 141 515 140 33 3 15 39 64 2 3 5 .300 .351 .481 110 6.4 0.8 -7.9 1.4
1988 PIT 25 159 681 160 32 7 24 85 82 4 3 5 .274 .366 .476 132 24.5 -1.0 2.3 5.0
1989 PIT 26 163 698 173 37 10 24 76 93 1 8 8 .281 .358 .490 135 28.3 -1.5 3.2 5.5
1990 PIT 27 160 686 175 39 7 32 45 103 1 4 3 .280 .322 .518 126 20.4 3.2 -8.6 2.9
1991 PIT 28 157 680 174 44 6 18 90 67 2 2 4 .302 .391 .492 139 32.0 2.2 -4.7 4.7
1992 NYN 29 128 506 109 23 0 19 66 73 1 4 3 .249 .348 .432 126 16.3 -0.2 3.0 3.0
1993 NYN 30 139 582 133 21 3 34 72 96 0 3 3 .265 .352 .522 137 28.5 0.8 -8.3 3.5
1994 NYN 31 108 460 117 24 1 20 55 101 0 1 3 .290 .374 .504 120 13.6 -2.8 13.9 3.9
1995 BAL 32 61 263 79 12 4 10 23 31 1 0 2 .333 .392 .544 145 16.1 0.1 -1.7 2.1
1995 NYN 32 80 351 103 25 4 18 31 48 1 0 3 .325 .385 .599 140 18.8 -3.9 -3.1 2.1
1996 BAL 33 159 692 171 27 5 28 75 85 5 1 3 .287 .363 .491 116 18.0 -0.7 -7.0 2.1
1997 FLO 34 153 648 167 39 3 17 73 94 5 6 6 .297 .378 .468 116 15.6 -3.2 -19.7 1.2
1998 FLO 35 28 110 27 5 0 4 12 22 0 0 1 .278 .355 .454 96 -0.3 0.2 -1.7 0.1
1998 LAN 35 72 270 56 6 1 7 29 37 0 1 1 .237 .315 .360 94 -1.3 -0.4 -6.9 -0.1
1999 NYN 36 60 141 19 5 0 4 19 16 1 0 1 .160 .277 .303 83 -2.5 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1
2000 ATL 37 114 278 61 13 3 5 37 51 1 0 0 .255 .356 .397 98 0.8 0.9 -15.3 -0.6
2001 SLN 38 93 198 37 7 0 5 23 53 1 1 1 .213 .308 .339 78 -4.6 -2.0 -0.6 -0.4
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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
1983 ALX A+ CRL 136 586 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 NSH AA EAS 136 544 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 PRW A+ CRL 39 147 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 CHA MLB AL 75 271 .259 .325 .413 .332 98 2.3 7.5 -3 86 10 0.2 -2.0 -4.0 -0.1
1986 PIT MLB NL 63 225 .250 .314 .378 .296 101 -8.7 6.2 -1.5 87 10 -0.1 1.8 -3.1 0.3
1987 PIT MLB NL 141 515 .259 .322 .400 .316 100 15.9 15.2 -0.3 110 10 -7.9 0.8 6.4 1.4
1988 PIT MLB NL 159 681 .247 .305 .363 .280 99 30 17.8 2.4 132 10 2.3 -1.0 24.5 5.0
1989 PIT MLB NL 163 698 .245 .307 .364 .296 99 34.6 18.2 1.9 135 9 3.2 -1.5 28.3 5.5
1990 PIT MLB NL 160 686 .259 .322 .388 .283 98 26.9 18.4 -6.4 126 7 -8.6 3.2 20.4 2.9
1991 PIT MLB NL 157 680 .250 .314 .371 .310 99 40.7 18.4 -3.3 139 8 -4.7 2.2 32.0 4.7
1992 NYN MLB NL 128 506 .251 .311 .366 .259 97 13.3 13.1 -4.9 126 6 3.0 -0.2 16.3 3.0
1993 NYN MLB NL 139 582 .263 .323 .397 .261 96 26.7 16.7 -3.3 137 11 -8.3 0.8 28.5 3.5
1994 NYN MLB NL 108 460 .265 .327 .411 .342 98 16.1 14.0 1.9 120 10 13.9 -2.8 13.6 3.9
1995 BAL MLB AL 61 263 .266 .342 .421 .348 100 15.3 7.9 -1.3 145 7 -1.7 0.1 16.1 2.1
1995 NYN MLB NL 80 351 .265 .329 .411 .336 99 23.9 10.5 -0.8 140 7 -3.1 -3.9 18.8 2.1
1996 BAL MLB AL 159 692 .275 .347 .439 .287 98 23.1 21.4 -9.4 116 5 -7.0 -0.7 18.0 2.1
1997 FLO MLB NL 153 648 .262 .329 .410 .327 98 23.5 17.2 2.3 116 11 -19.7 -3.2 15.6 1.2
1998 FLO MLB NL 28 110 .255 .328 .405 .319 99 -0.1 2.8 0.4 96 9 -1.7 0.2 -0.3 0.1
1998 LAN MLB NL 72 270 .264 .326 .417 .249 89 -4.5 7.0 0.7 94 9 -6.9 -0.4 -1.3 -0.1
1999 NYN MLB NL 60 141 .269 .339 .422 .149 98 -9.2 3.8 -1.5 83 15 -0.8 -0.3 -2.5 -0.1
1999 NOR AAA INT 0 13 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ATL MLB NL 114 278 .267 .340 .431 .304 105 -1.1 8.8 -1.8 98 11 -15.3 0.9 0.8 -0.6
2001 SLN MLB NL 93 198 .260 .332 .413 .276 102 -7.3 5.9 -2.3 78 12 -0.6 -2.0 -4.6 -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
1983 ALX A+ CRL 586 504 88 129 19 7 11 195 59 78 105 28 14 .256 .357 .387 .131 1 1
1984 NSH AA EAS 544 484 74 128 19 5 11 190 71 49 89 15 7 .264 .335 .393 .128 1 1
1985 PRW A+ CRL 147 130 15 34 4 1 3 49 11 16 29 1 1 .262 .342 .377 .115 0 0
1986 CHA MLB AL 271 234 27 63 10 2 2 83 26 33 49 4 1 .269 .361 .355 .085 1 2
1986 PIT MLB NL 225 192 28 46 6 2 1 59 17 29 39 4 4 .240 .342 .307 .068 0 3
1987 PIT MLB NL 515 466 58 140 33 3 15 224 77 39 64 3 5 .300 .351 .481 .180 8 0
1988 PIT MLB NL 681 584 87 160 32 7 24 278 100 85 82 3 5 .274 .366 .476 .202 8 0
1989 PIT MLB NL 698 616 96 173 37 10 24 302 86 76 93 8 8 .281 .358 .490 .209 5 0
1990 PIT MLB NL 686 625 112 175 39 7 32 324 120 45 103 4 3 .280 .322 .518 .238 15 0
1991 PIT MLB NL 680 577 102 174 44 6 18 284 100 90 67 2 4 .302 .391 .492 .191 11 0
1992 NYN MLB NL 506 438 62 109 23 0 19 189 70 66 73 4 3 .249 .348 .432 .183 1 0
1993 NYN MLB NL 582 502 81 133 21 3 34 262 87 72 96 3 3 .265 .352 .522 .257 8 0
1994 NYN MLB NL 460 403 60 117 24 1 20 203 67 55 101 1 3 .290 .374 .504 .213 2 0
1995 BAL MLB AL 263 237 47 79 12 4 10 129 46 23 31 0 2 .333 .392 .544 .211 2 0
1995 NYN MLB NL 351 317 49 103 25 4 18 190 53 31 48 0 3 .325 .385 .599 .274 2 0
1996 BAL MLB AL 692 595 107 171 27 5 28 292 116 75 85 1 3 .287 .363 .491 .203 17 0
1997 FLO MLB NL 648 562 77 167 39 3 17 263 96 73 94 6 6 .297 .378 .468 .171 8 0
1998 FLO MLB NL 110 97 11 27 5 0 4 44 15 12 22 0 1 .278 .355 .454 .175 1 0
1998 LAN MLB NL 270 236 28 56 6 1 7 85 30 29 37 1 1 .237 .315 .360 .123 5 0
1999 NOR AAA INT 13 13 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .000 0 0
1999 NYN MLB NL 141 119 12 19 5 0 4 36 18 19 16 0 1 .160 .277 .303 .143 2 0
2000 ATL MLB NL 278 239 23 61 13 3 5 95 28 37 51 0 0 .255 .356 .397 .142 1 0
2001 SLN MLB NL 198 174 17 37 7 0 5 59 21 23 53 1 1 .213 .308 .339 .126 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
2001-06-18 2001-06-22 DTD 4 4 - Knee Soreness - -
2001-03-25 2001-04-09 15-DL 15 6 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2000-06-08 2000-06-12 DTD 4 3 - General Medical Illness - -
2000-03-12 2000-03-22 Camp 10 0 Left Foot Sprain - -
1999-07-03 1999-09-03 15-DL 62 54 Left Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendinitis - -
1999-05-11 1999-05-31 15-DL 20 18 Left Knee Contusion - -
1999-04-26 1999-05-01 DTD 5 4 Right Knee Inflammation Synovitis of Joint Capsule - -
1999-03-11 1999-03-25 Camp 14 0 Right Knee Sprain Partial PCL Tear Player Collision - -
1998-09-21 1998-09-28 DTD 7 6 Bilateral Wrist Inflammation - -
1998-07-15 1998-08-05 15-DL 21 20 Left Wrist Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1998-06-18 1998-07-03 15-DL 15 14 - General Medical Illness GI - -
1998-06-06 1998-06-08 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness - -
1998-03-31 1998-04-12 15-DL 12 11 Left Wrist Recovery From Surgery 1997-12-17 -
1997-12-17 1997-12-17 Off 0 0 Left Wrist Surgery Torn Ligament 1997-12-17 -
1997-11-25 1997-11-25 Off 0 0 Left Lower Leg Surgery Achilles Tendon 1997-11-25 -
1992-08-03 1992-08-19 15-DL 16 12 - Trunk Fracture Rib - -
1985-04-09 1985-07-20 60-DL 102 87 Right Ankle Fracture Collision In Spring Training - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
Dan Horwits, Jeff Borris

Details
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2001). Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/5/01.
  • 1 year/$0.2M (2000). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/28/00. Released by Atlanta 10/31/00.
  • 4 years/$23.3M (1997-2000). Signed by Florida as a free agent 11/23/96. 97:$5.6M, 98:$5.9M, 99:$5.9M, 00:$5.9M. Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Florida 5/14/98. Acquired by NY Mets in trade from LA Dodgers 11/11/98. Released by NY Mets 1/3/00, with $5.9M remaining on the contract. Bonilla agreed to defer payment, with interest, for 11 years ($1,193,248.20 every July 1 for 2011-35, for a total of $29.8 million).
  • 5 years/$29M (1992-96). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/2/91. At signing, AAV of $5.8M was highest in baseball history. $1.5M signing bonus. 92:$5.5M, 93:$5.6M, 94:$5.7M, 95:$4.7M, 96:$4.5M. Assignment bonus: $0.2M if traded. Award bonuses: $0.1M for top-three finish in MVP vote ($0.25M for a second top-three finish, $1M for a third, $2M for a fourth). Guarantee of $1.5M in commercial endorsements, with Mets picking up the difference if endorsement offers do not reach that amount. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from NY Mets 7/28/95.
  • 1 year/$2.4M (1991). Lost arbitration with Pittsburgh 2/91 ($3.475M-$2.4M).
  • 1 year/$1.25M (1990). Lost arbitration with Pittsburgh 2/90 ($1.7M-$1.25M).
  • 1 year/$0.73M (1989). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/89.
  • 1 year/$0.245M (1988). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/88.
  • 1 year/$0.115M (1987). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 2/87.
  • 1 year/$0.115M (1986). Selected by Chicago White Sox from Pittsburgh in Rule 5 draft 12/85. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Chicago White Sox 7/23/86.
  • Signed by Pittsburgh 1981 as an amateur free agent (Bronx HS, NY).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-12-01 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can you tell us a little about the New York Met's front office?
(Rocky from New York)
In a lot of ways, it's like any other office. Computers, printers, desks, ergonomically friendly chairs. But in other ways there are the little touches that make it like no other office in the world. Oh look, there's Mr. Met, collating the paperwork for Yoenis Cespedes' physical. It might sound weird to have a mascot doing office work, but Mr. Met is always here when there isn't a home game. He likes to feel useful, and even though it's a challenge getting him to fit through office doors with his irregularly-sized giant head, he doesn't mind. And look, there's Bobby Bonilla, working on a paper jam! He's getting paid for another 19 years, so the Mets worked out it so that he could come in and do odd jobs. He's going out later, on a coffee run. Do you want anything? Yes, a major league front office can seem pedestrian at first glance, but there are a lot of things happening that don't happen in any other office in the world. And now you know how a front office works...in the real world. (Mike Gianella)
2012-11-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Maury, With the massive amount of debt the Wilpons have, combined with Irving Picard saying they have a very limited cash flow in his settlement reasoning, is there any chance they are forced to sell the Mets in the future?
(Tony from Queens )
I've been saying this for some time, but I don't see them selling. This deal yesterday with Jason Bay shows that there's more than one way to get creative (albeit, you'd think they would have learned with the Bobby Bonilla contract that deferring compensation past the time the player is with the club is really messing with payroll flexibility). The point is, I think that part of the deal with Bay is to free up some payroll space to potentially use in negotiations to extend David Wright and/or R.A. Dickey. That means, the club isn't really in "selling mode" at the moment, even under all the heavy debt weight. (Maury Brown)
2008-12-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Your take on the Furcal snafu with the Braves and the Dodgers? Congratulations, by the way.
(abernethyj from Chapel Hill, NC)
In some ways, this reminds me of what I remember happening with Bobby Bonilla during his free agency after 1991, in that he shopped an offer until he found someone who could top it; at that time, I think there was concern that the Phillies actually hadn't offered Bonilla the money his representation told the Mets he'd been offered, and that got him a deal the Mets overpaid on while leaving the Phillies a bit miffed. So, the Braves won't deal with this particular agent ever again--so? (Christina Kahrl)


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