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Portrait of Ray Durham

Ray Durham 2BWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
18 8423 .277 .352 .436 .273 36
Birth Date11-30-1971
Height5' 8"
Weight170 lbs
Age46 years, 10 months, 22 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1995 CHA 23 125 517 471 68 121 27 6 7 181 31 83 6 4 5 51 18 5 .257 .309 .384 .247 10.0 -11.3 -0.1
1996 CHA 24 156 639 557 79 153 33 5 10 226 58 95 10 7 7 65 30 4 .275 .350 .406 .267 28.6 7.3 3.4
1997 CHA 25 155 711 634 106 172 27 5 11 242 61 96 6 8 2 53 33 16 .271 .337 .382 .256 20.0 -3.9 1.6
1998 CHA 26 158 723 635 126 181 35 8 19 289 73 105 6 3 6 67 36 9 .285 .363 .455 .282 44.8 -11.1 3.3
1999 CHA 27 153 694 612 109 181 30 8 13 266 73 105 4 2 3 60 34 11 .296 .373 .435 .278 38.4 -1.8 3.4
2000 CHA 28 151 709 614 121 172 35 9 17 276 75 105 7 8 5 75 25 13 .280 .361 .450 .273 33.7 -0.0 3.1
2001 CHA 29 152 691 611 104 163 42 10 20 285 64 110 4 6 6 65 23 10 .267 .337 .466 .269 31.8 5.3 3.6
2002 CHA 30 96 411 345 71 103 20 2 9 154 49 59 5 4 8 48 20 5 .299 .390 .446 .290 29.4 -1.0 2.9
2002 OAK 30 54 248 219 43 60 14 4 6 100 24 34 2 1 2 22 6 2 .274 .350 .457 .288 12.3 0.3 1.3
2003 SFN 31 110 469 410 61 117 30 5 8 181 50 82 3 2 4 33 7 7 .285 .366 .441 .289 24.9 12.0 3.7
2004 SFN 32 120 542 471 95 133 28 8 17 228 57 60 6 4 4 65 10 4 .282 .364 .484 .285 38.4 -2.8 3.5
2005 SFN 33 142 560 497 67 144 33 0 12 213 48 59 7 7 1 62 6 3 .290 .356 .429 .270 25.9 -11.3 1.5
2006 SFN 34 137 555 498 79 146 30 7 26 268 51 61 2 2 2 93 7 2 .293 .360 .538 .306 44.9 -9.6 3.4
2007 SFN 35 138 528 464 56 101 21 2 11 159 53 75 2 9 0 71 10 2 .218 .295 .343 .231 1.8 -7.8 -0.6
2008 MIL 36 41 122 107 21 30 12 0 3 51 15 23 0 0 0 13 2 2 .280 .369 .477 .280 8.0 0.5 0.9
2008 SFN 36 87 304 263 43 77 23 0 3 109 38 49 2 1 0 32 6 2 .293 .385 .414 .288 18.0 -6.2 1.2
Career19758423740812492054440791923228820120172685587527397.277.352.436.273410.7-41.436.0

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1991 UTI A- 39 172 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SAR A+ 57 249 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 BIR AA 137 594 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 NAS AAA 133 592 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CHA MLB 125 517 .247 .272 .345 .431 .268 .296 99 -7.6 15.5 -0.7 -11.3 2.8 10.0 -0.1 10.0 -0.1
1996 CHA MLB 156 639 .267 .276 .348 .441 .268 .312 96 5.2 19.8 -0.9 7.3 4.5 28.6 3.4 28.6 3.4
1997 CHA MLB 155 711 .256 .273 .340 .431 .266 .301 96 -3.3 19.6 -1.1 -3.9 4.7 20.0 1.6 20.0 1.6
1998 CHA MLB 158 723 .282 .270 .335 .429 .264 .315 100 17.5 19.7 -1 -11.1 8.6 44.8 3.3 44.8 3.3
1999 CHA MLB 153 694 .278 .273 .342 .436 .262 .339 99 14.6 19.4 -1.3 -1.8 5.7 38.4 3.4 38.4 3.4
2000 CHA MLB 151 709 .273 .273 .347 .441 .265 .310 96 11.1 20.1 -1 -0.0 3.5 33.7 3.1 33.7 3.1
2001 CHA MLB 152 691 .269 .270 .334 .434 .263 .294 102 6.8 18.9 -1 5.3 7.1 31.8 3.6 31.8 3.6
2002 CHA MLB 96 411 .290 .267 .333 .427 .268 .335 101 13 11.0 -0.5 -1.0 6.0 29.4 2.9 29.4 2.9
2002 OAK MLB 54 248 .288 .269 .331 .433 .265 .300 96 7.4 6.6 -3.7 0.3 2.0 12.3 1.3 12.3 1.3
2003 SFN MLB 110 469 .289 .261 .329 .419 .260 .339 96 15 12.4 -0.6 12.0 -1.8 24.9 3.7 24.9 3.7
2004 SFN MLB 120 542 .285 .260 .325 .417 .257 .291 98 15 16.1 -0.7 -2.8 8.0 38.4 3.5 38.4 3.5
2004 SJO A+ 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FRE AAA 5 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .636 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SFN MLB 142 560 .270 .264 .325 .420 .259 .305 98 5.9 16.1 -0.7 -11.3 4.6 25.9 1.5 25.9 1.5
2006 SFN MLB 137 555 .306 .269 .331 .431 .263 .291 91 28.8 16.7 -0.8 -9.6 0.2 44.9 3.4 44.9 3.4
2007 SFN MLB 138 528 .231 .263 .327 .412 .254 .233 97 -17.1 15.7 -0.7 -7.8 3.9 1.8 -0.6 1.8 -0.6
2008 MIL MLB 41 122 .280 .249 .317 .398 .251 .333 100 2.6 3.5 -0.1 0.5 2.0 8.0 0.9 8.0 0.9
2008 SFN MLB 87 304 .288 .262 .327 .410 .260 .349 97 9.2 8.8 -0.4 -6.2 0.4 18.0 1.2 18.0 1.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1991 UTI A- 172 29 36 2 7 0 17 25 44 12 1 .254 .368 .366 .113 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SAR A+ 249 37 55 6 3 0 7 32 36 28 8 .272 .390 .332 .059 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 BIR AA 594 83 143 22 10 3 37 42 100 39 25 .271 .338 .367 .097 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 NAS AAA 592 89 156 33 12 16 66 46 91 34 11 .296 .364 .495 .199 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CHA MLB 517 68 121 27 6 7 51 31 83 18 5 .257 .309 .384 .127 .247 10.0 -11.3 -0.1
1996 CHA MLB 639 79 153 33 5 10 65 58 95 30 4 .275 .350 .406 .131 .267 28.6 7.3 3.4
1997 CHA MLB 711 106 172 27 5 11 53 61 96 33 16 .271 .337 .382 .110 .256 20.0 -3.9 1.6
1998 CHA MLB 723 126 181 35 8 19 67 73 105 36 9 .285 .363 .455 .170 .282 44.8 -11.1 3.3
1999 CHA MLB 694 109 181 30 8 13 60 73 105 34 11 .296 .373 .435 .139 .278 38.4 -1.8 3.4
2000 CHA MLB 709 121 172 35 9 17 75 75 105 25 13 .280 .361 .450 .169 .273 33.7 -0.0 3.1
2001 CHA MLB 691 104 163 42 10 20 65 64 110 23 10 .267 .337 .466 .200 .269 31.8 5.3 3.6
2002 CHA MLB 411 71 103 20 2 9 48 49 59 20 5 .299 .390 .446 .148 .290 29.4 -1.0 2.9
2002 OAK MLB 248 43 60 14 4 6 22 24 34 6 2 .274 .350 .457 .183 .288 12.3 0.3 1.3
2003 SFN MLB 469 61 117 30 5 8 33 50 82 7 7 .285 .366 .441 .156 .289 24.9 12.0 3.7
2004 SJO A+ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FRE AAA 17 4 8 0 1 1 5 2 2 0 1 .571 .647 .929 .357 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SFN MLB 542 95 133 28 8 17 65 57 60 10 4 .282 .364 .484 .202 .285 38.4 -2.8 3.5
2005 SFN MLB 560 67 144 33 0 12 62 48 59 6 3 .290 .356 .429 .139 .270 25.9 -11.3 1.5
2006 SFN MLB 555 79 146 30 7 26 93 51 61 7 2 .293 .360 .538 .245 .306 44.9 -9.6 3.4
2007 SFN MLB 528 56 101 21 2 11 71 53 75 10 2 .218 .295 .343 .125 .231 1.8 -7.8 -0.6
2008 SFN MLB 304 43 77 23 0 3 32 38 49 6 2 .293 .385 .414 .122 .288 18.0 -6.2 1.2
2008 MIL MLB 122 21 30 12 0 3 13 15 23 2 2 .280 .369 .477 .196 .280 8.0 0.5 0.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1681 0.4408 0.3908 0.8311 0.5830 0.2394 0.8750 0.7467 0.1689 839 -0.013632
Career16810.44080.39080.83110.5830.23940.8750.74670.1689839-0.0136

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
2008-09-20 2008-09-23 DTD 3 2 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2008-08-27 2008-09-01 DTD 5 4 - Shoulder Strain - -
2008-07-30 2008-07-30 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball Shin - -
2008-06-21 2008-06-21 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2008-06-04 2008-06-04 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2008-05-05 2008-05-11 DTD 6 5 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2008-04-02 2008-04-02 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Soreness - -
2008-03-21 2008-03-22 Camp 1 0 Left Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2008-02-27 2008-03-02 Camp 4 0 - Shoulder Soreness - -
2007-08-25 2007-08-26 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2007-08-02 2007-08-03 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Tightness - -
2007-07-22 2007-07-22 DTD 0 0 - Neck Stiffness - -
2007-05-27 2007-06-01 DTD 5 4 - Abdomen Strain - -
2007-05-18 2007-05-21 DTD 3 3 - Groin Strain - -
2007-04-28 2007-04-28 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2007-02-25 2007-02-27 Camp 2 0 - General Medical Illness Flu - -
2006-09-24 2006-09-25 DTD 1 1 - Knee Contusion Foul Ball - -
2006-09-17 2006-09-17 DTD 0 0 - Knee Tendonitis - -
2006-09-14 2006-09-15 DTD 1 1 Right Hip Contusion - -
2006-08-31 2006-08-31 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Strain - -
2006-08-04 2006-08-04 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Other Migraine Headache - -
2006-07-17 2006-07-18 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2006-06-09 2006-06-10 DTD 1 1 - Neck Stiffness - -
2006-05-28 2006-05-29 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness Flu - -
2006-04-27 2006-05-12 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-03-27 2006-03-29 Camp 2 0 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis - -
2005-09-06 2005-09-07 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Cramp Hamstring - -
2005-08-12 2005-08-13 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Cramp Hamstring - -
2005-07-19 2005-07-20 DTD 1 1 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis - -
2005-07-06 2005-07-08 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2005-06-24 2005-06-25 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Soreness - -
2005-05-25 2005-05-26 DTD 1 1 Right Infection Ingrown Nail - -
2005-05-22 2005-05-24 DTD 2 1 Left Fingers Sprain Middle Finger - -
2005-05-05 2005-05-08 DTD 3 2 Right Groin Strain - -
2005-04-30 2005-05-02 DTD 2 2 Left Groin Strain - -
2005-04-10 2005-04-12 DTD 2 1 - Groin Soreness - -
2005-04-06 2005-04-07 DTD 1 1 Right Groin Soreness - -
2005-03-23 2005-04-05 Camp 13 0 Right Groin Strain - -
2005-03-11 2005-03-12 Camp 1 0 - General Medical Illness Flu - -
2004-09-30 2004-09-30 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2004-09-19 2004-09-19 DTD 0 0 - Lower Leg Contusion Shin Foul Ball - -
2004-09-03 2004-09-04 DTD 1 1 Right Thumb Sprain Player Collision - -
2004-07-31 2004-07-31 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Sprain Player Collision - -
2004-07-07 2004-07-08 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Soreness - -
2004-05-23 2004-06-15 15-DL 23 20 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-04-28 2004-05-13 15-DL 15 13 Left Knee Strain Patellar Tendon -
2004-04-14 2004-04-17 DTD 3 2 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2004-03-29 2004-04-03 Camp 5 0 Left Hip Strain Hip Flexor - -
2004-03-13 2004-03-15 Camp 2 0 - Neck Strain - -
2003-09-07 2003-09-07 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2003-08-07 2003-09-01 15-DL 25 22 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2003-08-02 2003-08-06 DTD 4 3 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2003-06-16 2003-06-17 DTD 1 0 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2003-05-11 2003-05-26 15-DL 15 14 Right Ankle Sprain Moderate -
2003-04-17 2003-04-22 DTD 5 3 Right Groin Strain -
2003-04-14 2003-04-16 DTD 2 2 Right Groin Strain - -
2003-03-15 2003-03-20 Camp 5 0 Right Fingers Sprain Middle Finger Swinging - -
2002-09-21 2002-09-22 DTD 1 1 - Neck Stiffness - -
2002-08-07 2002-08-08 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Soreness - -
2002-08-04 2002-08-06 DTD 2 1 - Low Back Soreness -
2002-07-31 2002-08-01 DTD 1 1 - Knee Contusion Sliding - -
2002-07-05 2002-07-05 DTD 0 0 Left Wrist Sprain Tagging Player - -
2002-06-16 2002-06-16 DTD 0 0 - Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2002-05-12 2002-05-15 DTD 3 2 Left Hand Soreness - -
2002-04-28 2002-04-30 DTD 2 1 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2002-04-20 2002-04-21 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2002-03-01 2002-03-03 Camp 2 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2001-08-02 2001-08-02 DTD 0 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2001-05-07 2001-05-08 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Contusion HBP - -
2000-09-23 2000-09-29 DTD 6 6 Right Trunk Contusion Ribcage Player Collision At Plate - -
2000-08-25 2000-08-25 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2000-07-09 2000-07-09 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Contusion - -
2000-06-30 2000-06-30 DTD 0 0 Left Trunk Soreness Ribcage - -
2000-04-27 2000-04-27 DTD 0 0 Right Foot Contusion Heel - -
2000-04-05 2000-04-05 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Sprain Sliding - -
2000-02-27 2000-03-02 Camp 4 0 Left Ankle Sprain High Ankle - -
1999-09-05 1999-09-10 DTD 5 4 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1999-08-31 1999-09-01 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1999-06-27 1999-06-28 DTD 1 1 - Hand Soreness - -
1999-06-15 1999-06-15 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Spasms - -
1999-04-07 1999-04-07 DTD 0 0 Right Groin Strain Mild - -
1998-08-28 1998-08-28 DTD 0 0 - Wrist Sprain - -
1998-08-20 1998-08-20 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Tendonitis - -
1998-05-15 1998-05-16 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Contusion HBP - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 SFN $7,500,000
2007 SFN $7,000,000
2006 SFN $7,000,000
2005 SFN $7,200,000
2004 SFN $7,200,000
2003 SFN $5,200,000
2002 CHA $6,300,000
2001 CHA $9,000,000
2000 CHA $4,900,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$61,300,000
9 yrTotal$61,300,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 yEdwin Setlik2 yr/$14.5M (07-08)

Details
  • acquired in trade from SF 7/20/08 re-signed as a free agent 12/06, 2 year/$14.5M (07-08), 07:$7M, 08:$7.5M
  • $25K bonuses for 450 plate appearances 07 or 08
  • $0.2M assignment bonus with each trade
  • no-trade protection
  • award bonus:$0.1M MVP, $75K WSMVP, $50K LCSMVP,SS,Gold Glove,AS ($25K selection)
  • player donates $25K/year to buy tix for charity
  • exercised $7M 06 player option 10/05
  • signed as a free agent from OAK 12/02, 3 year/$20.1M (03-05)+$7M 06 player opt, $3.6M signing bonus
  • 03:$4M, 04:$6M, 05:$6.5M, 06:$7M player opt
  • signed as a free agent from OAK 12/02 acquired in trade from CWS 8/02
  • 4 year/$20M (99-02) 99:$3.4M, 00:$4.9M, 01:$5.9M, 02:$5.8M

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were the Mets, would you kick Ray Durham's tires, hoping he had enough left to run over Luis Castillo? At the least they could form a once-famous platoon....
(Yatchisin from Santa Barbara)
If I were the Mets, I would kick Eddie Collins' tires hoping he had enough left to run over Luis Castillo. I would kick Ron Hunt's tires. I would kick the man on the street. Better yet, I never, never, never would have offered that contract. That's a first-guess too. (Steven Goldman)
2009-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Saw a suggestion somewhere that the Yankees might simply slide Cano across the diamond to third and then pick up a middle infielder, which seems like an easier option than finding a quality 3B. What do you think?
(Rob from Brighton)
The market does seem to contain more free talent (Esteban German) or free agents (Ray Durham, Mark Grudzielanek) among second basemen than third basemen, so if Cano could pull off the switch it might be worthwhile. That said, Cano's got enough to worry about with resuscitating his bat, so I'd rather see the Yanks try something else; I like Grudz or the Dodgers' Mark Loretta -- rendered redundant by the Orlando Hudson signing and Blake DeWitt's attempt to become a utilityman for the short term -- as backups who would have value even if A-Rod returns. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Was the Rickie Weeks/Ray Durham platoon a good idea? Do you think they'll do the same in 2009? Now that Cameron is in the fold, the option to move Rickie to CF is gone.
(Rob from Alaska)
OK, I know, it's a bit of a run on Brewers questions, but I'll deal with this one now too... yes, it was, but I've never been sold on Weeks' ability to stick at second. Picking up Cameron's option makes sense if you can deal him (for young, under-control pitching, perhaps), but I think the charade of calling Weeks a second baseman needs to come to an end if the Brewers really want to turn the corner. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Will. Today's UTK made me wonder: When a player with a real injury history changes teams, is it common for the new team's trainer to discuss the player with the previous trainer? Is that even allowed?
(Amos from New York)
Good question and the answer is yes, they normally do. It's almost a "professional courtesy" thing. The problem is that no matter how hard you try, you can't just mind-meld the info and there's something lost. Add in differing philosophies, background, and personality and there's always going to be a difference. The biggest is just a matter of trust. Trainers LIVE with these players. I can remember Barney Nugent, the former trainer of the Giants, telling me about spending more time with Ray Durham than he did with his kids. When Durham healed up, Nugent told him "We've got to break up."

Yes, I'm a big fan of Athletic Trainers, especially great guys like Nugent. (Will Carroll)


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