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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
24 11304 .284 .370 .538 133 80.2
Birth Date11-21-1969
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age49 years, 4 months, 4 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
1989 SEA 19 127 506 120 23 0 16 44 83 2 16 7 .264 .329 .420 110 6.3 -1.3 0.8 2.2
1990 SEA 20 155 666 179 28 7 22 63 81 2 16 11 .300 .366 .481 131 23.8 -0.5 -6.6 3.9
1991 SEA 21 154 633 179 42 1 22 71 82 1 18 6 .327 .399 .527 145 34.1 -0.9 8.9 6.4
1992 SEA 22 142 617 174 39 4 27 44 67 5 10 5 .308 .361 .535 142 30.8 -0.2 -6.0 4.6
1993 SEA 23 156 691 180 38 3 45 96 91 6 17 9 .309 .408 .617 166 58.0 5.4 -2.9 8.1
1994 SEA 24 111 493 140 24 4 40 56 73 2 11 3 .323 .402 .674 164 43.2 1.9 -2.4 5.6
1995 SEA 25 72 314 67 7 0 17 52 53 0 4 2 .258 .379 .481 135 15.2 -0.3 7.5 3.1
1996 SEA 26 140 638 165 26 2 49 78 104 7 16 1 .303 .392 .628 145 41.3 1.2 14.7 7.4
1997 SEA 27 157 704 185 34 3 56 76 121 8 15 4 .304 .382 .646 151 48.3 2.5 16.4 8.7
1998 SEA 28 161 720 180 33 3 56 76 121 7 20 5 .284 .365 .611 147 44.1 -1.1 11.3 7.4
1999 SEA 29 160 706 173 26 3 48 91 108 7 24 7 .285 .384 .576 138 39.1 2.7 3.1 6.2
2000 CIN 30 145 631 141 22 3 40 94 117 9 6 4 .271 .387 .556 133 32.6 -1.7 14.7 6.3
2001 CIN 31 111 417 104 20 2 22 44 72 4 2 0 .286 .365 .533 123 14.3 -0.3 -14.9 1.2
2002 CIN 32 70 232 52 8 0 8 28 39 3 1 2 .264 .358 .426 105 2.5 -2.8 -8.2 -0.1
2003 CIN 33 53 201 41 12 1 13 27 44 6 1 0 .247 .370 .566 126 7.3 2.0 -5.3 0.9
2004 CIN 34 83 348 76 18 0 20 44 67 2 1 0 .253 .351 .513 120 9.4 -1.1 -5.5 1.4
2005 CIN 35 128 555 148 30 0 35 54 93 3 0 1 .301 .369 .576 136 24.7 -2.6 -16.0 2.4
2006 CIN 36 109 472 108 19 0 27 39 78 2 0 0 .252 .316 .486 103 3.9 -0.1 -11.8 0.7
2007 CIN 37 144 623 146 24 1 30 85 99 1 6 1 .277 .372 .496 121 19.4 -1.6 -5.1 2.4
2008 CHA 38 41 150 34 10 0 3 17 25 1 0 0 .260 .347 .405 105 1.3 -1.9 -1.6 0.2
2008 CIN 38 102 425 88 20 1 15 61 64 2 0 1 .245 .355 .432 104 3.4 -1.3 -1.5 0.8
2009 SEA 39 117 454 83 19 0 19 63 80 1 0 0 .214 .324 .411 104 3.2 -2.7 -0.8 0.5
2010 SEA 40 33 108 18 2 0 0 9 17 0 0 0 .184 .250 .204 75 -2.9 0.4 0.0 -0.1
Career267111304278152438630131217798118469.284.370.538133503.3-4.2-11.480.2

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 BLN A- NWN 54 228 .000 .000 .000 .339 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SBR A+ CLF 58 256 .000 .000 .000 .371 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 VER AA EAS 17 68 .000 .000 .000 .319 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SEA MLB AL 127 506 .262 .324 .387 .289 104 10.1 13.2 1.2 110 12 0.8 -1.3 6.3 2.2
1990 SEA MLB AL 155 666 .260 .326 .389 .315 100 28 17.9 1.4 131 11 -6.6 -0.5 23.8 3.9
1991 SEA MLB AL 154 633 .259 .323 .394 .347 98 44.5 17.1 1.5 145 9 8.9 -0.9 34.1 6.4
1992 SEA MLB AL 142 617 .262 .325 .389 .310 101 34 16.0 1.2 142 7 -6.0 -0.2 30.8 4.6
1993 SEA MLB AL 156 691 .269 .338 .413 .298 100 59.2 19.8 0.1 166 11 -2.9 5.4 58.0 8.1
1994 SEA MLB AL 111 493 .273 .342 .437 .311 101 47.2 15.0 0.4 164 10 -2.4 1.9 43.2 5.6
1995 SEA MLB AL 72 314 .270 .338 .427 .260 102 9.6 9.4 0.6 135 9 7.5 -0.3 15.2 3.1
1995 TAC AAA PCL 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SEA MLB AL 140 638 .278 .349 .447 .291 102 48.8 19.7 1.3 145 11 14.7 1.2 41.3 7.4
1997 SEA MLB AL 157 704 .275 .340 .433 .291 102 52.6 19.4 1.5 151 10 16.4 2.5 48.3 8.7
1998 SEA MLB AL 161 720 .271 .337 .433 .270 100 42.5 19.6 1.6 147 10 11.3 -1.1 44.1 7.4
1999 SEA MLB AL 160 706 .276 .345 .442 .277 99 38.7 19.7 1.4 138 9 3.1 2.7 39.1 6.2
2000 CIN MLB NL 145 631 .271 .343 .440 .272 114 19.6 19.9 1.8 133 8 14.7 -1.7 32.6 6.3
2001 CIN MLB NL 111 417 .261 .330 .424 .299 102 17.3 12.4 0.9 123 12 -14.9 -0.3 14.3 1.2
2002 CIN MLB NL 70 232 .256 .323 .406 .286 106 0.3 6.7 0.5 105 8 -8.2 -2.8 2.5 -0.1
2003 CIN MLB NL 53 201 .260 .330 .418 .255 101 9.3 5.3 0.2 126 12 -5.3 2.0 7.3 0.9
2004 CIN MLB NL 83 348 .260 .330 .420 .260 95 13.5 10.4 0.8 120 11 -5.5 -1.1 9.4 1.4
2005 CIN MLB NL 128 555 .262 .330 .414 .305 105 30.9 16.0 1.3 136 8 -16.0 -2.6 24.7 2.4
2006 CIN MLB NL 109 472 .264 .330 .428 .248 97 3 14.2 1 103 10 -11.8 -0.1 3.9 0.7
2007 CIN MLB NL 144 623 .269 .332 .424 .284 102 18.9 18.5 -6.9 121 7 -5.1 -1.6 19.4 2.4
2008 CHA MLB AL 41 150 .259 .326 .410 .298 104 -1.3 4.3 -0.2 105 8 -1.6 -1.9 1.3 0.2
2008 CIN MLB NL 102 425 .263 .329 .415 .258 99 5.3 12.3 -4.7 104 8 -1.5 -1.3 3.4 0.8
2009 SEA MLB AL 117 454 .261 .324 .413 .220 99 4.3 13.1 -7.7 104 11 -0.8 -2.7 3.2 0.5
2010 SEA MLB AL 33 108 .251 .317 .397 .220 99 -9.2 3.0 -1.8 75 10 0.0 0.4 -2.9 -0.1

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 BLN A- NWN 228 182 43 57 9 1 14 110 40 44 42 13 6 .313 .445 .604 .291 1 1
1988 VER AA EAS 68 61 10 17 5 1 2 30 10 5 12 4 2 .279 .353 .492 .213 0 0
1988 SBR A+ CLF 256 219 50 74 13 3 11 126 42 34 39 32 9 .338 .430 .575 .237 1 1
1989 SEA MLB AL 506 455 61 120 23 0 16 191 61 44 83 16 7 .264 .329 .420 .156 4 1
1990 SEA MLB AL 666 597 91 179 28 7 22 287 80 63 81 16 11 .300 .366 .481 .181 4 0
1991 SEA MLB AL 633 548 76 179 42 1 22 289 100 71 82 18 6 .327 .399 .527 .201 9 4
1992 SEA MLB AL 617 565 83 174 39 4 27 302 103 44 67 10 5 .308 .361 .535 .227 3 0
1993 SEA MLB AL 691 582 113 180 38 3 45 359 109 96 91 17 9 .309 .408 .617 .308 7 0
1994 SEA MLB AL 493 433 94 140 24 4 40 292 90 56 73 11 3 .323 .402 .674 .351 2 0
1995 TAC AAA PCL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
1995 SEA MLB AL 314 260 52 67 7 0 17 125 42 52 53 4 2 .258 .379 .481 .223 2 0
1996 SEA MLB AL 638 545 125 165 26 2 49 342 140 78 104 16 1 .303 .392 .628 .325 7 1
1997 SEA MLB AL 704 608 125 185 34 3 56 393 147 76 121 15 4 .304 .382 .646 .342 12 0
1998 SEA MLB AL 720 633 120 180 33 3 56 387 146 76 121 20 5 .284 .365 .611 .327 4 0
1999 SEA MLB AL 706 606 123 173 26 3 48 349 134 91 108 24 7 .285 .384 .576 .290 2 0
2000 CIN MLB NL 631 520 100 141 22 3 40 289 118 94 117 6 4 .271 .387 .556 .285 8 0
2001 CIN MLB NL 417 364 57 104 20 2 22 194 65 44 72 2 0 .286 .365 .533 .247 4 1
2002 CIN MLB NL 232 197 17 52 8 0 8 84 23 28 39 1 2 .264 .358 .426 .162 4 0
2003 CIN MLB NL 201 166 34 41 12 1 13 94 26 27 44 1 0 .247 .370 .566 .319 1 1
2004 CIN MLB NL 348 300 49 76 18 0 20 154 60 44 67 1 0 .253 .351 .513 .260 2 0
2005 CIN MLB NL 555 491 85 148 30 0 35 283 92 54 93 0 1 .301 .369 .576 .275 7 0
2006 CIN MLB NL 472 428 62 108 19 0 27 208 72 39 78 0 0 .252 .316 .486 .234 3 0
2007 CIN MLB NL 623 528 78 146 24 1 30 262 93 85 99 6 1 .277 .372 .496 .220 9 0
2008 CIN MLB NL 425 359 51 88 20 1 15 155 53 61 64 0 1 .245 .355 .432 .187 3 0
2008 CHA MLB AL 150 131 16 34 10 0 3 53 18 17 25 0 0 .260 .347 .405 .145 1 0
2009 SEA MLB AL 454 387 44 83 19 0 19 159 57 63 80 0 0 .214 .324 .411 .196 3 0
2010 SEA MLB AL 108 98 6 18 2 0 0 20 7 9 17 0 0 .184 .250 .204 .020 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 2156 0.4796 0.4193 0.8009 0.6025 0.2504 0.8716 0.6441 0.1991 -0.0023
2009 1773 0.5076 0.4112 0.7915 0.5978 0.2188 0.8401 0.6545 0.2085 -0.0091
2010 430 0.5233 0.4488 0.7927 0.6089 0.2732 0.8540 0.6429 0.2073 0.0015
Career43590.49530.41890.79630.60120.23980.85710.64820.2037-0.0047

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
2009-10-26 2009-10-26 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Bone Spurs 2009-10-26
2009-09-04 2009-09-05 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2009-08-28 2009-09-03 DTD 6 6 Left Knee Soreness -
2009-06-20 2009-06-21 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Swelling -
2009-05-03 2009-05-06 DTD 3 3 General Medical Illness Diverticulitis -
2008-10-14 2008-10-14 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Cartilage and Mensicus 2008-10-14
2008-09-01 2008-09-05 DTD 4 3 Low Back Soreness -
2008-08-02 2008-08-02 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Cramp -
2008-06-18 2008-06-20 DTD 2 2 General Medical Illness -
2008-06-02 2008-06-03 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Soreness -
2008-05-08 2008-05-10 DTD 2 0 General Medical Illness -
2007-09-20 2007-10-01 DTD 11 10 Abdomen Strain Lower Abdominal -
2007-04-28 2007-05-01 DTD 3 2 General Medical Illness Pleurisy -
2007-04-26 2007-04-27 DTD 1 1 General Medical Illness Diverticulitis -
2007-04-23 2007-04-24 DTD 1 0 General Medical Illness Diverticulitis -
2007-04-19 2007-04-22 DTD 3 3 General Medical Illness -
2006-12-26 2006-12-26 Off 0 0 Left Hand Fracture Accident At Home -
2006-09-05 2006-09-25 DTD 20 17 Right Dislocation 2nd Toe -
2006-06-07 2006-06-09 DTD 2 2 Thigh Tightness Quadriceps -
2006-04-13 2006-05-10 15-DL 27 25 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - Biceps Femoris Tendon -
2005-09-26 2005-09-26 On-Alr 0 0 Right Thigh Surgery Scar Tissue In Hamstring 2005-09-26
2005-09-26 2005-09-26 On-Alr 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Debridement 2005-09-26
2005-09-05 2005-10-03 DTD 28 26 Right Foot Strain Peroneal -
2005-06-27 2005-06-30 DTD 3 2 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2004-08-07 2004-10-05 60-DL 59 53 Right Thigh Surgery Proximal Hamstring 2004-08-16
2004-07-11 2004-08-02 15-DL 22 18 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-06-30 2004-07-01 DTD 1 1 Right Lower Leg Cramp Calf -
2004-05-04 2004-05-05 DTD 1 1 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2004-04-05 2004-04-07 DTD 2 1 Right Lower Leg Soreness Calf -
2004-03-30 2004-04-05 Camp 6 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2003-08-04 2003-08-04 On-Alr 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Torn Rotator Cuff 2003-08-04
2003-07-18 2003-09-29 60-DL 73 68 Right Foot Surgery Peroneal Brevis 2003-07-18
2003-07-05 2003-07-07 DTD 2 2 General Medical Dehydration -
2003-06-14 2003-06-16 DTD 2 1 Right Groin Soreness -
2003-06-05 2003-06-07 DTD 2 2 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps on Follow Through of Swing -
2003-04-06 2003-05-12 15-DL 36 33 Right Shoulder Dislocation 2003-08-01
2002-06-24 2002-07-21 15-DL 27 24 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2002-04-07 2002-05-23 15-DL 46 41 Right Knee Dislocation Patella -
2001-04-29 2001-06-15 15-DL 47 41 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1996-06-20 1996-07-13 15-DL 23 19 Right Wrist Surgery Hamate Fracture 1996-06-20 -
1995-05-27 1995-08-15 15-DL 80 73 Left Wrist Surgery Fracture - -
1992-06-09 1992-06-25 15-DL 16 15 Right Wrist Sprain Diving Catch - -
1989-07-25 1989-08-20 15-DL 26 24 Right Fingers Fracture Little Finger - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 SEA $2,350,000
2009 SEA $2,000,000
2008 CIN, CHA $12,500,000
2007 CIN $12,500,000
2006 CIN $12,500,000
2005 CIN $12,500,000
2004 CIN $12,500,000
2003 CIN $12,500,000
2002 CIN $8,557,223
2001 CIN $12,500,000
2000 CIN $9,329,700
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$109,736,923
11 yrTotal$109,736,923

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
21 yBrian Goldberg1 year/$2.35M (2010)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2010). Signed extension with Seattle 11/11/09. Performance/attendance bonuses: $0.1M for 350 PAs. $0.2M each for 400, 450, 500 PAs. With 350 PAs, $0.1M each for 2.3 million and 2.35 million fans. With 400 PAs, $0.15M each for 2.4 million, 2.45 million and 2.5 million fans. Roster bonuses if Griffey is on active ML roster at end of 2010: $50,000 each for 2.4 million and 2.45 million fans. $0.1M for 2.5 million fans. Award bonuses: $50,000 for All Star. $0.1M for Comeback Player of Year. $0.15M for MVP. Retired 6/2/10.
  • 1 year/$2M (2009). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/18/09, with $3M in possible bonuses. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 450, 500 PAs. With 2 million in paid attendance, $0.1M for 300 PAs, $0.2M each for 350, 400 PAs. $0.2M each for 1) 2.1 million fans and 300 PAs, 2) 2.15 million fans and 350 PAs, 3) 2.2 million fans at 400 PAs, 4) 2.25 million fans and 450 PAs, 5) 2.3 million fans and 500 PAs. Roster bonuses (pro-rated to account for any days on disabled list): If Griffey is on Major League roster through July 31, $50,000 each for paid attendance of 2.35, 2.4, 2.45, 2.5, 2.55, 2.6 million. If Griffey is on Major League roster through last day of regular season, $0.1M each for paid attendance of 2.65, 2.7, 2.75, 2.8, 2.95, 3 million. Award bonuses: $25,000 for All Star reserve. $50,000 each for All Star starter, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $0.1M each for WS MVP, Comeback Player of Year. $0.15M for MVP.
  • 9 years/$116.5M (2000-08), plus 2009 club option. Signed by Cincinnati 2/2000, replacing final year of previous contract. 00-08: $12.5M annually, 09:$16M club option ($4M buyout). $57.5M in salary deferred at 4% interest, to be paid 2009-2024, reducing contract's present-day value at time of signing to between $9.2M and $9.3M annually, according to Reds management sources. $5.5M of 2000 salary deferred. $6.5M/year of 2001-2008 salaries deferred. Acquired by White Sox in trade from Cincinnati 7/31/08, with Griffey waiving 10-and-5 veto right and Reds and White Sox splitting cost of Griffey's remaining 2008 salary and buyout of 2009 option. White Sox declined 2009 option 10/30/08.
  • 4 years/$34M (1997-2000). Signed extension with Seattle 1/31/1996. $2.5M signing bonus ($1M paid 2/96, $1.5M paid 1/97). 97:$7.25M, 98:$7.75M, 99:$8.25M, 00:$8.25M. $5M ($1.25M/year) deferred without interest & paid 2001-04), reducing contract's present value to $32.5M. Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Seattle 2/10/2000.
  • 4 years/$24M (1993-96). Signed extension with Seattle 12/92.
  • 2 years/$2.535M (1991-92). Signed extension with Seattle 3/1991. 91:$0.535M, 92:$2M.
  • 1 year/$0.18M (1990)
  • 1 year/$68,000 (1989)
  • Drafted by Seattle 1987 (1-1). $0.16M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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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
2009-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please tell me the Abreu to the White Sox is a joke. I just don't see where he plays and why they want another player past his prime.
(jalee121 from (Normal, Illinois))
He'd help the team OBP, and the White Sox window is basically now, so a good player on a one-year deal for small money is a good idea. Because of the different configuration of US Cellular, you can suffer the bad D he'd create a bit more readily. I mean, they were going to run Ken Griffey Jr. out there last year, so that bridge has been crossed.

Abreu > Konerko, so you could also teach someone first base. Or go back to whatever pawn shop Jim Thome sold his glove to. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why is Ken Griffey Jr. still batting in the three hole? He is declining so quickly and Dusty Baker is making it worse by batting him in the heart of the lineup!
(pmuehlenkamp from Cincinnati)
There are non-baseball issues here, and in fairness, Griffey had a good year last season. I don't know if you help matters by dropping him. It's one of those cases where the optimal lineup causes enough headaches to make it suboptimal. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is one of the most impressive injury recoveries you've seen in recent years? Personally I was amazed that Ken Griffey Jr. could detach the hamstring tendon from the bone and still play outfield the next year. Thanks for a great chat!
(havybeaks from Michigan)
Brian Roberts without a doubt. Slight edge over Jason Kendall. (Will Carroll)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesA few ChiSox-related notes on Mike Cameron:

18th-round pick by the White Sox in 1991.

Traded to the Reds in 1998 for Paul Konerko

Traded to Seattle in 2000 as part of Ken Griffey Jr. deal (David Laurila)
2008-09-30 16:30:00Twins/White Sox Play-In Game"benrosenberg02 (boston): Why Wise and not Swisher?"

I don't know, and frankly, the whole issue is getting a little weird. The White Sox are playing DeWayne Wise, and using Ken Griffey Jr. in center field, while benching Nick Swisher...and they're eight innings from the playoffs. (Joe Sheehan)
 

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