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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 4305 .234 .320 .443 102 16.3
Birth Date5-27-1969
Height5' 11"
Weight170 lbs
Age50 years, 4 months, 25 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
1990 NYN 21 36 74 14 6 0 0 6 18 0 0 0 .209 .274 .299 63 -3.1 1.6 -2.3 -0.1
1991 NYN 22 21 69 8 0 1 1 6 14 1 0 0 .133 .221 .217 67 -2.4 0.4 -0.5 0.0
1992 NYN 23 123 390 75 17 0 7 19 76 4 3 0 .209 .256 .316 63 -14.8 -1.2 0.9 0.1
1993 NYN 24 130 448 95 17 2 11 23 62 2 1 1 .228 .269 .357 77 -11.1 1.0 0.9 1.1
1994 NYN 25 91 323 69 10 1 16 25 73 3 2 1 .237 .303 .443 95 -0.9 0.5 4.0 1.8
1995 NYN 26 90 326 77 11 0 15 42 64 5 1 0 .280 .382 .484 126 11.8 -0.9 1.3 2.7
1996 NYN 27 153 624 140 32 1 41 79 146 3 1 3 .259 .356 .550 134 31.6 -0.9 -27.4 3.2
1997 NYN 28 132 508 114 21 2 30 83 116 3 2 3 .273 .394 .549 139 27.1 0.9 -9.4 4.0
1998 NYN 29 53 142 20 4 0 3 16 55 1 1 1 .161 .261 .266 50 -8.7 0.8 -1.0 -0.6
1999 LAN 30 114 428 78 14 0 24 44 113 4 3 0 .207 .295 .436 87 -5.4 -0.2 -13.6 0.0
2000 LAN 31 90 353 85 16 0 24 45 69 2 0 1 .284 .375 .579 138 20.8 -1.6 -4.6 3.0
2001 CHN 32 79 276 46 10 0 12 25 89 3 0 0 .187 .268 .374 71 -9.1 -1.4 -10.8 -0.8
2002 CHN 33 92 303 56 8 0 16 32 80 3 0 0 .211 .301 .421 97 0.2 -2.7 5.6 1.7
2003 LAN 34 21 41 6 1 0 2 8 13 0 0 1 .182 .341 .394 110 0.7 -2.2 -0.5 0.0
Career122543058831677202453988341411.234.320.44310236.6-6.0-57.316.3

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
1987 LTF A- NYP 34 118 .000 .000 .000 .187 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 LTF A- NYP 52 199 .000 .000 .000 .214 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SLU A+ FSL 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 CMB A SAL 125 507 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 NYN MLB NL 36 74 .255 .317 .385 .286 99 -3.3 2.0 1.2 63 15 -2.3 1.6 -3.1 -0.1
1990 JAC AA TXS 81 317 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 NYN MLB NL 21 69 .243 .309 .360 .152 98 -6.6 1.9 1.1 67 10 -0.5 0.4 -2.4 0.0
1991 TID AAA INT 125 519 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 NYN MLB NL 123 390 .249 .311 .361 .245 96 -18.6 10.1 6 63 13 0.9 -1.2 -14.8 0.1
1993 NYN MLB NL 130 448 .258 .320 .388 .241 95 -20.1 12.9 7.5 77 9 0.9 1.0 -11.1 1.1
1994 NYN MLB NL 91 323 .266 .330 .406 .261 97 -1.2 9.8 5.7 95 13 4.0 0.5 -0.9 1.8
1995 NYN MLB NL 90 326 .264 .328 .410 .312 98 14.6 9.8 5.7 126 12 1.3 -0.9 11.8 2.7
1996 NYN MLB NL 153 624 .261 .324 .404 .279 97 27.5 19.3 11.5 134 13 -27.4 -0.9 31.6 3.2
1997 NYN MLB NL 132 508 .261 .327 .404 .304 99 28 13.5 8.6 139 10 -9.4 0.9 27.1 4.0
1998 NYN MLB NL 53 142 .265 .328 .416 .254 98 -9.6 3.7 -0.7 50 11 -1.0 0.8 -8.7 -0.6
1998 SLU A+ FSL 0 54 .000 .000 .000 .242 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NOR AAA INT 0 44 .000 .000 .000 .563 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 LAN MLB NL 114 428 .270 .337 .436 .223 95 -6.8 11.6 7.9 87 10 -13.6 -0.2 -5.4 0.0
2000 LAN MLB NL 90 353 .265 .339 .435 .288 105 17.1 11.1 6.5 138 10 -4.6 -1.6 20.8 3.0
2000 ABQ AAA PCL 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHN MLB NL 79 276 .263 .332 .435 .231 99 -12.6 8.2 4.8 71 14 -10.8 -1.4 -9.1 -0.8
2001 WTN AA SOU 4 13 .000 .000 .000 .444 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 IOW AAA PCL 15 57 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHN MLB NL 92 303 .262 .334 .423 .234 100 -3.2 8.7 4.9 97 11 5.6 -2.7 0.2 1.7
2002 IOW AAA PCL 3 10 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LAN MLB NL 21 41 .252 .319 .404 .222 90 -0.1 1.1 0.5 110 12 -0.5 -2.2 0.7 0.0
2003 VRO A+ FSL 7 28 .000 .000 .000 .105 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
1987 LTF A- NYP 118 103 12 15 4 0 1 22 10 12 27 0 0 .146 .254 .214 .068 0 0
1988 LTF A- NYP 199 176 23 33 8 0 2 47 18 16 31 1 1 .188 .268 .267 .080 2 2
1988 SLU A+ FSL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .667 .000 .000 0 0
1989 CMB A SAL 507 439 67 118 23 4 11 182 66 54 67 6 3 .269 .359 .415 .146 1 1
1990 JAC AA TXS 317 279 27 74 12 2 1 93 35 34 44 5 3 .265 .347 .333 .068 0 0
1990 NYN MLB NL 74 67 8 14 6 0 0 20 2 6 18 0 0 .209 .274 .299 .090 0 1
1991 TID AAA INT 519 454 62 124 24 4 14 198 66 51 95 1 2 .273 .346 .436 .163 4 4
1991 NYN MLB NL 69 60 5 8 0 1 1 13 7 6 14 0 0 .133 .221 .217 .083 1 1
1992 NYN MLB NL 390 358 32 75 17 0 7 113 32 19 76 3 0 .209 .256 .316 .106 2 7
1993 NYN MLB NL 448 417 40 95 17 2 11 149 53 23 62 1 1 .228 .269 .357 .129 4 2
1994 NYN MLB NL 323 291 45 69 10 1 16 129 42 25 73 2 1 .237 .303 .443 .206 1 3
1995 NYN MLB NL 326 275 39 77 11 0 15 133 51 42 64 1 0 .280 .382 .484 .204 3 1
1996 NYN MLB NL 624 540 85 140 32 1 41 297 112 79 146 1 3 .259 .356 .550 .291 2 0
1997 NYN MLB NL 508 417 78 114 21 2 30 229 86 83 116 2 3 .273 .394 .549 .276 5 0
1998 NOR AAA INT 44 30 9 13 1 0 4 26 15 14 10 0 0 .433 .614 .867 .433 0 0
1998 NYN MLB NL 142 124 8 20 4 0 3 33 12 16 55 1 1 .161 .261 .266 .105 1 0
1998 SLU A+ FSL 54 42 4 9 2 0 1 14 6 12 8 0 1 .214 .389 .333 .119 0 0
1999 LAN MLB NL 428 376 49 78 14 0 24 164 55 44 113 3 0 .207 .295 .436 .229 3 1
2000 ABQ AAA PCL 10 9 2 5 0 0 1 8 5 1 0 0 0 .556 .600 .889 .333 0 0
2000 LAN MLB NL 353 299 49 85 16 0 24 173 70 45 69 0 1 .284 .375 .579 .294 6 1
2001 IOW AAA PCL 57 51 7 10 1 0 3 20 8 4 23 0 0 .196 .268 .392 .196 0 0
2001 CHN MLB NL 276 246 23 46 10 0 12 92 31 25 89 0 0 .187 .268 .374 .187 2 0
2001 WTN AA SOU 13 12 1 4 2 0 0 6 1 1 3 0 0 .333 .385 .500 .167 0 0
2002 CHN MLB NL 303 266 32 56 8 0 16 112 35 32 80 0 0 .211 .301 .421 .211 1 1
2002 IOW AAA PCL 10 9 1 2 0 0 1 5 4 1 2 0 0 .222 .300 .556 .333 0 0
2003 LAN MLB NL 41 33 2 6 1 0 2 13 11 8 13 0 1 .182 .341 .394 .212 0 0
2003 VRO A+ FSL 28 24 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 5 0 0 .083 .214 .083 .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
2004-05-11 2004-05-11 On-Alr 0 0 Right Hip Surgery Labrum 2004-05-11
2004-04-04 2004-10-11 60-DL 190 162 Low Back Recovery From Surgery 2003-11-23
2003-11-25 2003-11-25 Off 0 0 Low Back Surgery 2003-11-23
2003-05-03 2003-09-01 60-DL 121 105 Low Back Surgery Disc Fragment 2003-06-05
2002-05-06 2002-05-29 15-DL 23 21 Left Thumb Contusion Thumb -
2001-06-19 2001-07-26 15-DL 37 33 - Low Back Strain - -
2000-07-09 2000-07-27 15-DL 18 15 Right Thumb Fracture - -
2000-05-31 2000-06-26 15-DL 26 24 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
1998-08-28 1998-09-12 15-DL 15 14 Right Elbow Soreness - -
1998-03-31 1998-07-11 60-DL 102 85 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1997-09-26 -
1997-11-06 1997-11-06 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery 1997-11-06 -
1997-09-24 1997-09-29 DTD 5 4 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1997-09-26 -
1995-10-09 1995-10-09 Off 0 0 Left Wrist Surgery Fracture and Bone Spur 1995-10-09 -
1995-07-23 1995-09-01 15-DL 40 36 Left Wrist Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 LAN $6,500,000
2003 LAN $6,000,000
2002 CHN $6,500,000
2001 CHN $3,500,000
2000 LAN $6,125,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$28,625,000
5 yrTotal$28,625,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 98 dSeth Levinson4 yr/$23.5M (01-04) incl $2M sb

Details
  • acquired in trade from CHC 11/02 01:$3M, 02:$6M, 03:$6M, 04:$6.5M
  • bonuses: $0.5M in 03 for 100 G

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2004 Hundley was a non-factor in 2003, out for most of the year with an injury to his back. His June surgery went well, though, and he recuperated more quickly than many people thought he would. Hundley will be paid $6.5 million next year to act as the whipping boy for fans and media members who thought trading Eric Karros and Mark Grudzielanek was a horrible idea.
2003 There are all sorts of explanations, some of them printable, for why Hundley was even worse as a Cub than anyone had any right to expect. Certainly an unsympathetic manager didn’t help, so Hundley had a hard time getting regular playing time, but some of the issues go beyond anything a manager is supposed to fix. Theoretically, getting away from a day baseball routine and back to L.A. could help Hundley get focused and productive.
2002 The sad thing about Hundley’s season is that not even his late recovery was useful. He punched seven home runs after September 1, but that was almost all he did; he added a pair of singles and drew three walks in 51 at-bats. Hundley struggled with “dehydration” problems, even on cool days and during night games, and neither his early slump nor his running spat with Baylor helped. Baylor isn’t going away, but some players have managed to get from his bad side to his good side (ask Kyle Farnsworth). As organizational disasters go, Hundley isn’t likely to out-hit that projection, and he’s under contract for more than $18 million over the next three years.
2001 It was good to see Todd Hundley get back to his established level of performance at the plate, if not the field. In 2001, the Cubs will use him to catch about half the time and have him play another 60 games at first base. Wilton can't really work with his career path, so the projection is off; he's a .280 EqA player.
2000 That was truly an ugly year, seemingly made worse by the great season Roger Cedeno, for whom Hundley was acquired, had with the Mets. While Hundley is never going to be the player he was from 1995 to 1997, before the surgery, there’s enough ability here to make him a contributor. He’s already given up batting right-handed. Hundley slugged .492 against right-handed pitchers last year, so he can help the Dodgers as a platoon player. While his throwing was terrible, it wasn’t the worst in the league (Eddie Taubensee and Dave Nilsson were both worse) and it did improve in the second half. A Hundley/Pena platoon, with Pena being used against all left-handed pitchers, would be a strong catching situation. Hundley will jump back to the .270 EqA level this season.
1999 Even if he can't catch anymore, Hundley's bat is more than sufficient for first base, and the odds are that he will catch in some capacity. The Dodgers have taken a risk by acquiring before they’re sure he can catch, but it isn’t like Eric Karros is a great player, so Hundley can take over at first if he can’t throw in March.
1998 Undergoing some very unpleasant surgical procedures and planning to quit smoking in the offseason. That’s a rough few months, Todd. Hundley’s a great ballplayer at catcher, but his bat is probably big enough to play first base if he needs to. I think his power numbers will be excellent for the rest of his career, and his plate discipline will allow him to remain valuable at batting averages down into the .240 range. The new Mickey Tettleton, and that’s a valuable thing. Don’t know about his cereal preference.
1997 When people talk about 1996, The Year of Living Dangerously in Bleacher Seats, they’ll talk about him. He’s had two things that together help explain his rise. He had bone chips removed from his wrist prior to the 1995 season, and he has learned how to take pitches, improving his walk rate from a dreadful once per 24 at bats to once per seven.
1996  He's in danger of ruining his defensive reputation by turning into a good hitter. Last year was an excellent, if injury-filled season; if he really has improved that much as a hitter, he could be batting cleanup by mid-season. The Mets' wild-card hopes depend on Hundley as much as any hitter. If he can hit .280 with 20 homers and 60 walks, they have one of the four best catchers in the NL.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-07-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)Will we ever see Dominic Smith again? I heard they’re trying to convert him to an outfielder. Any chance there’s success?
(Greg from NY )
Yeah. He'll be the starting first baseman for the Rays in 2020. But no, I think any conversion to the outfield is doomed to fail, if not as spectacularly as the Lucas Duda / Todd Hundley / Daniel Murphy experiments. (Bryan Grosnick)
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)It's not like I have work or anything... a few more Tommy Johnnies from Baseball Reference's Wiki: Roberto Alomar, Jay Buhner, Jose Guillen, JR House, Todd Hundley, Trey Lunsford, Carlos Martinez, Ray Olmedo, Luke Scott, Taylor Teagarden, Tony Womack. Are catchers are more susceptible to UCL injuries?
(Gump from nyc)
No, though you'd think they would be. It seems like it's 2B for some reason. (Will Carroll)
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)I find myself really pulling for Nick Johnson. Even moreso if it makes Dmitri Young an outfielder now and again. I love watching bad outfield defense, as long as it's not my team. I mean Todd Hundley in left, Canseco anywhere, Glenallen Hill. That's fun to watch.
(Mike from chicago)
Ah, butchers, they definitely help put meat in a boxscore. But how can we forget Fonzie Bichette? Or Kevin Reimer? Or Dutch Daulton's stint as an outfielder?

Nick the Stick's easy to root for, a player with a nice spread of offensive skills, and before the injury he'd done a good job of getting in better shape and delivering on the bases and in the field as well. If he's fully recovered, that won't help him play the outfield, though, and I have to think Comrade Dmitri's days playing any other of the four corners are long gone. It makes for an interesting problem, especially when there are teams that still don't have good first basemen out there. (Christina Kahrl)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1990 mlb -.008 -1.5 819 .002 -0.5 19 .026 .005 -0.3 -2.5 -2.3
1991 mlb -.008 -1.3 588 .000 0.0 21 .008 .002 -0.1 -1.3 -0.5
1992 mlb .001 1.0 4155 -.001 1.2 107 .030 -.004 -1.5 0.6 0.9
1993 mlb .003 2.7 4025 -.001 1.4 116 .077 .000 -5.6 -1.7 0.9
1994 mlb .006 4.6 2822 -.001 0.7 60 -.004 -.004 0.3 6.0 4.0
1995 mlb .006 4.9 3149 .000 0.4 60 .025 -.002 -1.0 3.7 1.3
1996 mlb -.016 -24.5 5620 .000 -0.7 111 .019 -.002 -1.4 -26.6 -27.4
1997 mlb -.008 -9.3 4119 .000 -0.2 87 .030 -.005 -1.1 -11.3 -9.4
1998 mlb -.004 -0.1 76 .001 0.0 3 -.004 .007 0.0 -0.1 -1.0
1999 mlb -.007 -7.7 4291 .000 0.4 118 .060 .011 -4.9 -12.3 -13.6
2000 mlb -.004 -3.9 3587 .000 -0.5 84 .038 .006 -2.1 -6.4 -4.6
2001 mlb -.012 -7.8 2913 .001 -0.5 56 .081 .006 -2.7 -11.0 -10.8
2002 mlb .010 6.9 3060 -.001 0.4 68 .017 .004 -0.7 6.6 5.6
2003 mlb -.007 -0.6 348 .000 0.0 6 .006 -.001 0.0 -0.6 -0.5

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