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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 6674 .272 .364 .477 112 30.8
Birth Date6-5-1967
Height5' 11"
Weight180 lbs
Age52 years, 4 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 SLN 23 39 139 36 10 1 3 13 27 0 8 2 .286 .353 .452 93 -1.1 -0.2 1.3 0.4
1991 SLN 24 151 615 142 23 15 9 41 114 1 44 20 .251 .301 .392 85 -9.0 0.1 6.3 1.6
1992 SLN 25 153 682 175 40 6 20 72 147 5 42 24 .293 .371 .480 129 24.2 1.3 -0.1 4.9
1993 SLN 26 127 495 97 17 3 7 81 111 3 14 14 .238 .366 .346 98 0.6 -1.7 1.7 1.6
1994 SLN 27 109 482 111 25 5 19 58 113 4 11 10 .267 .359 .488 106 5.8 2.0 -3.1 2.0
1995 SLN 28 132 553 134 35 2 25 63 110 2 24 8 .277 .360 .513 120 15.7 0.9 -2.3 3.2
1996 SLN 29 149 635 150 36 8 21 79 133 3 35 7 .275 .366 .486 110 11.5 4.8 -1.1 3.5
1997 SLN 30 133 565 137 36 3 31 95 125 0 21 11 .295 .411 .585 148 36.9 0.0 -11.2 4.2
1998 SLN 31 154 626 156 37 1 31 86 151 3 26 5 .293 .391 .540 128 23.4 3.9 -6.3 3.8
1999 SLN 32 122 476 129 32 1 15 49 110 3 14 4 .306 .380 .493 111 9.5 1.0 6.5 2.5
2000 SLN 33 128 472 99 16 3 26 70 148 4 5 6 .253 .367 .508 114 12.0 2.0 -7.1 1.7
2001 SDN 34 40 145 36 10 1 4 18 40 2 6 0 .288 .386 .480 105 1.6 1.5 -2.8 0.4
2001 SLN 34 91 314 62 18 3 15 44 105 2 4 2 .235 .345 .496 104 3.2 -0.9 -0.2 0.9
2002 SDN 35 81 240 46 7 1 6 30 61 2 2 2 .224 .326 .356 87 -2.9 -3.4 1.1 0.0
2004 SLN 37 92 235 51 14 1 6 29 55 2 2 2 .255 .349 .425 95 -1.0 -0.4 -3.0 0.1
Career17016674156135654238828155036258117.272.364.477112130.310.7-20.330.8

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 JCY Rk APL 66 278 .000 .000 .000 .362 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SPR A MDW 135 605 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 ARK AA TXS 134 574 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 SLN MLB NL 39 139 .256 .322 .377 .344 100 4.3 3.7 0.3 93 15 1.3 -0.2 -1.1 0.4
1990 LOU AAA AA 132 552 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 SLN MLB NL 151 615 .251 .314 .372 .298 98 -3.2 16.6 1.5 85 10 6.3 0.1 -9.0 1.6
1992 SLN MLB NL 153 682 .250 .312 .369 .356 99 32.5 17.7 1.6 129 9 -0.1 1.3 24.2 4.9
1993 SLN MLB NL 127 495 .262 .325 .392 .308 99 1.7 14.2 1.3 98 9 1.7 -1.7 0.6 1.6
1994 SLN MLB NL 109 482 .266 .329 .412 .319 100 18.5 14.6 1.3 106 9 -3.1 2.0 5.8 2.0
1995 SLN MLB NL 132 553 .262 .326 .409 .309 99 20.7 16.6 1.5 120 10 -2.3 0.9 15.7 3.2
1996 SLN MLB NL 149 635 .267 .330 .415 .324 98 16.1 19.6 1.8 110 7 -1.1 4.8 11.5 3.5
1997 SLN MLB NL 133 565 .261 .328 .409 .338 95 47.7 15.0 1.5 148 11 -11.2 0.0 36.9 4.2
1997 PRW A+ CRL 0 17 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLN MLB NL 154 626 .264 .329 .414 .352 99 36.5 16.2 1.6 128 6 -6.3 3.9 23.4 3.8
1999 SLN MLB NL 122 476 .270 .339 .432 .381 101 18.7 12.9 -3.5 111 7 6.5 1.0 9.5 2.5
2000 SLN MLB NL 128 472 .265 .340 .428 .326 115 6.6 14.9 -3.4 114 8 -7.1 2.0 12.0 1.7
2001 SDN MLB NL 40 145 .257 .317 .411 .395 102 5.3 4.3 -0.5 105 9 -2.8 1.5 1.6 0.4
2001 SLN MLB NL 91 314 .265 .331 .436 .320 103 3 9.4 -2.2 104 9 -0.2 -0.9 3.2 0.9
2002 SDN MLB NL 81 240 .260 .327 .412 .286 99 -2 6.9 -1.5 87 13 1.1 -3.4 -2.9 0.0
2004 SLN MLB NL 92 235 .262 .329 .419 .315 94 5.1 7.0 -1.4 95 12 -3.0 -0.4 -1.0 0.1
2004 MEM AAA PCL 9 38 .000 .000 .000 .190 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 JCY Rk APL 278 253 45 78 17 4 3 112 32 19 43 14 11 .308 .368 .443 .134 0 0
1988 SPR A MDW 605 532 90 151 26 16 11 242 66 60 92 33 17 .284 .367 .455 .171 1 1
1989 ARK AA TXS 574 498 98 158 28 12 11 243 98 65 57 38 10 .317 .400 .488 .171 0 0
1990 LOU AAA AA 552 473 61 123 25 8 10 194 72 72 81 30 7 .260 .364 .410 .150 0 0
1990 SLN MLB NL 139 126 12 36 10 1 3 57 12 13 27 8 2 .286 .353 .452 .167 0 0
1991 SLN MLB NL 615 566 83 142 23 15 9 222 69 41 114 44 20 .251 .301 .392 .141 3 4
1992 SLN MLB NL 682 598 87 175 40 6 20 287 86 72 147 42 24 .293 .371 .480 .187 5 2
1993 SLN MLB NL 495 407 64 97 17 3 7 141 45 81 111 14 14 .238 .366 .346 .108 3 1
1994 SLN MLB NL 482 416 89 111 25 5 19 203 57 58 113 11 10 .267 .359 .488 .221 4 0
1995 SLN MLB NL 553 483 81 134 35 2 25 248 82 63 110 24 8 .277 .360 .513 .236 5 0
1996 SLN MLB NL 635 545 100 150 36 8 21 265 86 79 133 35 7 .275 .366 .486 .211 7 1
1997 PRW A+ CRL 17 13 3 4 1 0 0 5 4 4 5 1 1 .308 .471 .385 .077 0 0
1997 SLN MLB NL 565 465 94 137 36 3 31 272 98 95 125 21 11 .295 .411 .585 .290 5 0
1998 SLN MLB NL 626 533 94 156 37 1 31 288 105 86 151 26 5 .293 .391 .540 .248 4 0
1999 SLN MLB NL 476 422 77 129 32 1 15 208 63 49 110 14 4 .306 .380 .493 .187 2 0
2000 SLN MLB NL 472 392 73 99 16 3 26 199 65 70 148 5 6 .253 .367 .508 .255 6 0
2001 SDN MLB NL 145 125 20 36 10 1 4 60 19 18 40 6 0 .288 .386 .480 .192 0 0
2001 SLN MLB NL 314 264 38 62 18 3 15 131 39 44 105 4 2 .235 .345 .496 .261 3 1
2002 SDN MLB NL 240 205 20 46 7 1 6 73 26 30 61 2 2 .224 .326 .356 .132 2 1
2004 MEM AAA PCL 38 33 5 7 0 0 3 16 5 3 10 0 0 .212 .289 .485 .273 1 1
2004 SLN MLB NL 235 200 36 51 14 1 6 85 22 29 55 2 2 .255 .349 .425 .170 4 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
2004-07-22 2004-09-01 15-DL 41 37 Left Wrist Soreness -
2002-04-04 2002-09-10 60-DL 159 141 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1999-03-26 1999-04-24 15-DL 29 15 Left Knee Recovery From Surgery - -
1998-11-15 1998-11-15 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Date Is Estimated 1999-11-15 -
1997-04-01 1997-04-22 15-DL 21 17 - Shoulder Recovery From Surgery - -
1993-06-24 1993-07-09 15-DL 15 14 Right Wrist Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 SLN $650,000
2002 SDN $8,100,000
2001 SLN, SDN $8,100,000
2000 SLN $7,600,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$24,450,000
4 yrTotal$24,450,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 44 d1 yr/$0.65M (04)

Details
  • contract purchased 4/04 signed as a free agent from SD 1/04 (minor-league contract)
  • SD declined 03 option 10/02 acquired in trade from STL 8/01
  • 5 year/$34M (98-02)+03 club option
  • 02:$7.6M, 03:$7.5M option with $1M buyout

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 Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-04-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of ceiling do you predict for Brett Jackson (CF) of the Cubs' system? I've heard predictions ranging from Drew Stubbs to Ray Lankford. Does he have All-Star potential in center, or should I be concerned about his woefully high strikeout rate?
(Britt from New York, NY)
The strikeout rate is definitely a concern, but he has enough secondary skills to be valuable even as a .250 hitter. Drew Stubbs seems an inapt comparison because so much of Stubbs' value is tied to his outstanding defense. The big question for me is whether he can stick in center. If Jackson has to move to right, that would obviously put more pressure on his bat, and might only make him a second-division type. (Daniel Rathman)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'd call this good news for Bert. I was worried he'd stagnate around 62%. do you have the % of the vote for Edgar, Raines and Barry? They don't have it on espn.com. Thanks.
(collins from greenville nc)
539 ballots, five blanks, Andre Dawson 420 (77.9%), Bert Blyleven 400 (74.2%), Roberto Alomar 397 (73.7%), Jack Morris 282 (52.3%), Barry Larkin 278 (51.6%), Lee Smith 255 (47.3%), Edgar Martinez 195 (36.2%), Tim Raines 164 (30.4%), Mark McGwire 128 (23.7%), Alan Trammell 121 (22.4%), Fred McGriff 116 (21.5%), Don Mattingly 87 (16.1%), Dave Parker 82 (15.2%), Dale Murphy 63 (11.7%), Harold Baines 33 (6.1%), Andres Galarraga 22 (4.1%), Robin Ventura 7 (1.3%), Ellis Burks 2 (0.4%), Eric Karros 2 (0.4%), Kevin Appier 1 (0.2%), Pat Hentgen 1 (0.2%), David Segui 1 (0.2%), Mike Jackson 0, Ray Lankford 0, Shane Reynolds 0, Todd Zeile 0.

Segui gets his vote. Baines remains on life support thanks to the persistence of a stubborn few. Karros receives more votes than he had All-Star appearances. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)A softball to get you started: Who would be on your Hall of Fame ballot this year?
(Bill from New Mexico)
Holdovers: Tim Raines, Bert Blyleven and Mark McGwire. For newbies, Barry Larkin and maybe Robbie Alomar, though I'm iffy enough on that one that I don't even remember if I'm for or against him at present. Just as a "I liked this guy, and I want to vote for him" kind of deal, and not because I think they should get in, I would toss a vote to Robin Ventura and Ellis Burks.

The good news is that Ray Lankford is finally on the ballot, so if he doesn't get 5% of the vote I can see if I can get him to write a foreword for "The Ray Lankford Wing of the Hall of Fame: Book Edition" without him feeling snubbed someday. (Marc Normandin)


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