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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 4696 .284 .360 .520 137 30.3
Birth Date1-13-1962
Height5' 10"
Weight186 lbs
Age57 years, 10 months, 6 days
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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
1984 NYN 22 7 14 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 .214 .214 .214 72 -0.4 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1
1986 NYN 24 108 364 91 22 2 12 33 61 1 3 3 .277 .344 .466 107 3.5 1.4 0.0 1.5
1987 SDN 25 62 217 48 7 1 7 20 38 0 0 0 .245 .313 .398 118 4.9 1.1 1.0 1.4
1987 SFN 25 69 298 82 13 1 15 28 50 2 9 6 .306 .376 .530 118 6.9 -0.6 -0.6 1.5
1988 SFN 26 148 566 127 25 7 19 48 85 5 5 5 .251 .319 .442 114 9.3 -2.8 -6.5 1.7
1989 SFN 27 154 640 158 34 6 47 87 115 3 3 4 .291 .388 .635 181 58.1 -3.8 -0.7 7.3
1990 SFN 28 140 589 152 24 2 35 58 87 2 4 7 .290 .360 .544 144 29.7 -1.9 4.2 4.7
1991 SFN 29 113 423 95 13 1 27 43 57 5 2 3 .256 .338 .515 150 25.1 -0.2 0.3 3.6
1992 SEA 30 99 402 103 24 0 9 35 46 3 0 2 .286 .351 .428 113 7.1 -1.5 -1.7 1.2
1993 CIN 31 93 353 110 21 3 19 25 48 1 1 0 .341 .385 .601 150 22.9 -0.7 -1.4 2.9
1994 CIN 32 95 380 101 18 1 30 59 62 3 2 0 .326 .429 .681 171 36.8 -1.4 -6.5 3.6
1996 BOS 34 27 104 28 4 0 2 11 14 1 0 0 .304 .385 .413 129 4.5 0.1 -4.2 0.2
1996 CIN 34 37 141 37 11 0 6 26 16 0 0 0 .325 .447 .579 128 6.0 0.5 -1.0 0.8
1997 CLE 35 20 69 9 1 0 4 9 11 1 1 0 .153 .275 .373 100 0.3 0.5 -0.1 0.1
1998 OAK 36 51 136 29 7 1 2 9 26 0 0 0 .228 .279 .346 76 -3.8 0.4 -0.6 -0.2
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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
1981 KNG Rk APL 62 246 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 LYN A+ CRL 29 100 .000 .000 .000 .441 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 JAC AA TXS 120 497 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 NYN MLB NL 7 14 .262 .314 .385 .273 93 -1.5 0.4 0 72 12 -0.4 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1
1984 TID AAA INT 120 471 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 TID AAA INT 95 385 .000 .000 .000 .330 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 NYN MLB NL 108 364 .257 .321 .386 .309 96 11 10.1 -0.8 107 12 0.0 1.4 3.5 1.5
1987 SDN MLB NL 62 217 .258 .322 .398 .270 97 -2.2 6.4 0.8 118 10 1.0 1.1 4.9 1.4
1987 SFN MLB NL 69 298 .261 .323 .401 .330 96 18.2 8.8 1.1 118 10 -0.6 -0.6 6.9 1.5
1988 SFN MLB NL 148 566 .247 .307 .363 .265 97 13.9 14.8 0.5 114 9 -6.5 -2.8 9.3 1.7
1989 SFN MLB NL 154 640 .246 .308 .365 .286 100 62.4 16.7 -3.9 181 8 -0.7 -3.8 58.1 7.3
1990 SFN MLB NL 140 589 .255 .314 .381 .287 101 36.2 15.8 -3.7 144 12 4.2 -1.9 29.7 4.7
1991 SFN MLB NL 113 423 .252 .312 .377 .234 99 26.5 11.4 -2.7 150 15 0.3 -0.2 25.1 3.6
1992 SEA MLB AL 99 402 .259 .325 .384 .304 101 10.5 10.4 -3.6 113 12 -1.7 -1.5 7.1 1.2
1993 CIN MLB NL 93 353 .263 .323 .395 .350 100 25.9 10.1 -2.4 150 13 -1.4 -0.7 22.9 2.9
1994 CIN MLB NL 95 380 .267 .327 .414 .314 101 38.1 11.5 -2.8 171 11 -6.5 -1.4 36.8 3.6
1996 BOS MLB AL 27 104 .275 .341 .439 .342 105 1.5 3.2 -1.3 129 11 -4.2 0.1 4.5 0.2
1996 CIN MLB NL 37 141 .261 .329 .404 .333 105 9.9 4.4 -1.2 128 10 -1.0 0.5 6.0 0.8
1996 PAW AAA INT 5 17 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CLE MLB AL 20 69 .295 .371 .476 .114 98 -3.6 1.9 -1.2 100 14 -0.1 0.5 0.3 0.1
1998 OAK MLB AL 51 136 .264 .330 .420 .273 94 -6.2 3.7 -1.9 76 13 -0.6 0.4 -3.8 -0.2
1998 EDM AAA PCL 0 24 .000 .000 .000 .381 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
1981 KNG Rk APL 246 221 39 74 9 2 7 108 45 22 31 5 5 .335 .395 .489 .154 0 0
1982 LYN A+ CRL 100 85 19 27 5 1 1 37 16 13 25 0 0 .318 .408 .435 .118 0 0
1983 JAC AA TXS 497 441 75 132 25 2 15 206 85 48 84 11 5 .299 .370 .467 .168 1 1
1984 NYN MLB NL 14 14 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 1 .214 .214 .214 .000 0 0
1984 TID AAA INT 471 432 51 105 21 3 10 162 54 25 89 1 2 .243 .288 .375 .132 2 2
1985 TID AAA INT 385 348 44 101 24 2 9 156 43 32 60 3 1 .290 .353 .448 .158 0 0
1986 NYN MLB NL 364 328 51 91 22 2 12 153 43 33 61 3 3 .277 .344 .466 .189 1 1
1987 SFN MLB NL 298 268 49 82 13 1 15 142 44 28 50 9 6 .306 .376 .530 .224 0 0
1987 SDN MLB NL 217 196 19 48 7 1 7 78 26 20 38 0 0 .245 .313 .398 .153 1 0
1988 SFN MLB NL 566 505 60 127 25 7 19 223 80 48 85 5 5 .251 .319 .442 .190 7 1
1989 SFN MLB NL 640 543 100 158 34 6 47 345 125 87 115 3 4 .291 .388 .635 .344 7 0
1990 SFN MLB NL 589 524 90 152 24 2 35 285 93 58 87 4 7 .290 .360 .544 .254 5 0
1991 SFN MLB NL 423 371 52 95 13 1 27 191 69 43 57 2 3 .256 .338 .515 .259 4 0
1992 SEA MLB AL 402 360 48 103 24 0 9 154 67 35 46 0 2 .286 .351 .428 .142 4 0
1993 CIN MLB NL 353 323 56 110 21 3 19 194 64 25 48 1 0 .341 .385 .601 .260 4 0
1994 CIN MLB NL 380 310 57 101 18 1 30 211 77 59 62 2 0 .326 .429 .681 .355 8 0
1996 BOS MLB AL 104 92 9 28 4 0 2 38 13 11 14 0 0 .304 .385 .413 .109 0 0
1996 CIN MLB NL 141 114 18 37 11 0 6 66 26 26 16 0 0 .325 .447 .579 .254 1 0
1996 PAW AAA INT 17 16 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 5 0 0 .125 .176 .125 .000 0 0
1997 CLE MLB AL 69 59 7 9 1 0 4 22 11 9 11 1 0 .153 .275 .373 .220 0 0
1998 OAK MLB AL 136 127 14 29 7 1 2 44 21 9 26 0 0 .228 .279 .346 .118 0 0
1998 EDM AAA PCL 24 23 4 8 2 0 0 10 1 1 2 0 1 .348 .375 .435 .087 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
1998-05-03 1998-06-06 15-DL 34 30 Right Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin Mitchell circa '89 as a Jose Bautista comp? Good, athletic player who when put in the right place at the right time explodes
(Alex from Jersey)
That's not bad, although Bautista (at least so far) has been better. (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Re: "All-Fat" team: Wow, who would be the middle infielders?
(MA from GA)
I have a scorecard right here from a game at Shea 23 years ago with Kevin Mitchell at shortstop. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance that Daniel Murphy would be able to play second base if the Mets gave him a chance there? The kid's got an incredible work ethic and although he doesn't have too much athleticism, he does have a lot of minor league infield experience. He wouldn't be that much worse than Dan Uggla... would he?
(dtrainmets from NYC)
The people who saw him in limited time in Arizona said that he can't play the position. I might run him out there occasionally, say when Johan Santana or Oliver Perez is pitching and the opponent starts a righty, but he can't stay out there every day. The Mets have some tradition of doing this--Kevin Mitchell played some shortstop behind Sid Fernandez back in the day to get an extra bat in the lineup. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wouldn't using ARod to back up Jeter just cause the opposite problem? How do you put Cap'n Jeets back out there when the pitchers performed so much better in his abscence?
(Hokieball from DC)
'Cause a few years have passed by for A-Rod now, and I think it likely that he's not what he used to be at the position either. This seemed particularly obvious last year when he was heavier and a little more sluggish and had trouble at third. My main point is that you can endure almost anything for a few innings or a single game... Similar idea: Davy Johnson starting Howard Johnson or Kevin Mitchell(!) at shortstop when Sid Fernandez was pitching. Sid was such an extreme flyball pitcher that there were going to be less than five grounders all day (and sometimes none). Who cared who the infielders were? (Steven Goldman)
2005-03-21 19:30:00 (link to chat)thanks for another great edition of your "guide". I see you predict a very, very nice year for Cal Pickering, with a VORP of 36.6 in 337 at bats. Any second thoughts?
(genghis from new york)
Great power, good eye. The Royals have shown a greater affinity for the suspect Ken Harvey, but if they trade Sweeney as rumored (who'll take Sweeney's contract is another story), Pickering should hopefully find his way into the lineup. I could see a short-peak Kevin Mitchell-type career from Pickering if everything breaks right. (Jonah Keri)


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