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Willie Banks

Willie Anthony Banks

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: February 27, 1969 in Jersey City, New Jersey, US
High School: St. Anthony's HS (Jersey City, NJ)

Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (3rd) of the 1987 MLB June Amateur Draft from St. Anthony's HS (Jersey City, NJ).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-1990: Rated #13 Prospect
Pre-1991: Rated #15 Prospect
Pre-1992: Rated #68 Prospect

Major League Stats / Japanese League Stats

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1987 18 -2.2 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN 1 8 .111 6.99 13 13 0 0 0 0 65.2 73 71 51 3 62 0 71 3 3 28 2.056 10.0 0.4 8.5 9.7 1.15
1988 19 -2.9 Kenosha MIDW A MIN 10 10 .500 3.72 24 24 0 0 0 0 125.2 109 73 52 3 107 2 113 4 2 14 1.719 7.8 0.2 7.7 8.1 1.06
1989 20 -3.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA MIN 13 9 .591 2.69 28 28 0 7 4 0 181.0 132 74 54 5 85 0 182 10 1 24 1.199 6.6 0.2 4.2 9.0 2.14
1989 20 -3.1 Visalia CALL A MIN 12 9 .571 2.59 27 27 0 7 4 0 174.0 122 70 50 5 85 0 173 10 1 22 1.190 6.3 0.3 4.4 8.9 2.04
1989 20 -3.7 Orlando SOUL AA MIN 1 0 1.000 5.14 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 10 4 4 0 0 0 9 0 0 2 1.429 12.9 0.0 0.0 11.6
1990 21 -2.5 Orlando SOUL AA MIN 7 9 .438 3.93 28 28 0 1 0 0 162.2 161 93 71 15 98 0 114 7 1 6 1.592 8.9 0.8 5.4 6.3 1.16
1991 22 -3.9 Portland PCL AAA MIN 9 8 .529 4.55 25 24 1 1 1 0 146.1 156 81 74 6 76 1 63 6 1 14 653 1.585 9.6 0.4 4.7 3.9 0.83
1992 23 -3.3 Portland PCL AAA MIN 6 1 .857 1.92 11 11 0 2 1 0 75.0 62 20 16 2 34 0 41 0 2 5 310 1.280 7.4 0.2 4.1 4.9 1.21
1997 28 1.9 Columbus IL AAA NYY 14 5 .737 4.27 33 24 5 1 0 3 154.0 164 87 73 18 45 0 130 4 0 7 662 1.357 9.6 1.1 2.6 7.6 2.89
2000 31 4.4 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 2 4 .333 5.08 9 9 0 0 0 0 51.1 56 32 29 5 25 2 20 2 1 5 224 1.578 9.8 0.9 4.4 3.5 0.80
2001 32 4.7 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA TOR,BOS 10 5 .667 3.11 26 25 0 0 0 0 159.1 159 66 55 12 56 0 133 12 0 11 686 1.349 9.0 0.7 3.2 7.5 2.38
2001 32 4.7 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 8 5 .615 3.25 24 23 0 0 0 0 146.2 151 63 53 12 53 0 121 11 0 11 636 1.391 9.3 0.7 3.3 7.4 2.28
2001 32 4.7 Syracuse, Pawtucket IL AAA BOS,TOR 10 5 .667 3.11 26 25 0 0 0 0 159.1 159 66 55 12 56 0 133 12 0 11 686 1.349 9.0 0.7 3.2 7.5 2.38
2001 32 4.7 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 2 0 1.000 1.42 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.2 8 3 2 0 3 0 12 1 0 0 50 0.868 5.7 0.0 2.1 8.5 4.00
2002 33 6.6 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 1 2 .333 4.50 6 4 1 0 0 1 26.0 20 14 13 2 9 0 15 1 0 1 103 1.115 6.9 0.7 3.1 5.2 1.67
2003 34 7.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA NYY,CHC 4 3 .571 3.07 56 0 41 0 0 20 70.1 66 28 24 6 26 3 55 0 0 6 293 1.308 8.4 0.8 3.3 7.0 2.12
2003 34 6.8 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 2 0 1.000 2.03 25 0 22 0 0 17 31.0 24 7 7 1 7 2 29 0 0 2 122 1.000 7.0 0.3 2.0 8.4 4.14
2003 34 7.2 Columbus IL AAA NYY 2 3 .400 3.89 31 0 19 0 0 3 39.1 42 21 17 5 19 1 26 0 0 4 171 1.551 9.6 1.1 4.3 5.9 1.37
2004 35 5.9 Newark ATLL Ind 1 3 .250 9.64 5 3 1 0 0 0 14.0 21 19 15 1 9 0 4 1 0 2 72 2.143 13.5 0.6 5.8 2.6 0.44
2005 36 7.1 Newark ATLL Ind 0 0 67.50 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 15 16 15 0 5 0 2 1 0 1 29 10.000 67.5 0.0 22.5 9.0 0.40
2009 40 10.5 Newark ATLL Ind 1 0 1.000 6.43 17 0 3 0 0 0 28.0 36 24 20 2 26 0 21 0 0 9 146 2.214 11.6 0.6 8.4 6.8 0.81
2010 41 11.8 Newark ATLL Ind 1 3 .250 9.21 12 4 5 0 0 0 28.1 47 34 29 5 17 0 22 4 0 2 152 2.259 14.9 1.6 5.4 7.0 1.29
15 Seasons 80 70 .533 4.12 297 197 57 12 6 24 1289.2 1277 732 591 85 680 8 986 55 11 135 3330 1.517 8.9 0.6 4.7 6.9 1.45
Rk (1 season) Rk 1 8 .111 6.99 13 13 0 0 0 0 65.2 73 71 51 3 62 0 71 3 3 28 2.056 10.0 0.4 8.5 9.7 1.15
Ind (4 seasons) Ind 3 6 .333 9.83 38 7 9 0 0 0 72.1 119 93 79 8 57 0 49 6 0 14 399 2.433 14.8 1.0 7.1 6.1 0.86
A (2 seasons) A 22 19 .537 3.06 51 51 0 7 4 0 299.2 231 143 102 8 192 2 286 14 3 36 1.412 6.9 0.2 5.8 8.6 1.49
AA (2 seasons) AA 8 9 .471 3.98 29 29 0 1 0 0 169.2 171 97 75 15 98 0 123 7 1 8 1.585 9.1 0.8 5.2 6.5 1.26
AAA (7 seasons) AAA 46 28 .622 3.75 166 97 48 4 2 24 682.1 683 328 284 51 271 6 457 25 4 49 2931 1.398 9.0 0.7 3.6 6.0 1.69
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1987 18 -2.0 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 19 -2.8 Kenosha MIDW A MIN 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A MIN 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 20 -2.5 Visalia CALL A MIN 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 20 -3.3 Orlando SOUL AA MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 21 -2.5 Orlando SOUL AA MIN 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 22 -3.8 Portland PCL AAA MIN 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 23 -3.6 Portland PCL AAA MIN 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 28 1.7 Columbus IL AAA NYY 35 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 31 4.0 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 9 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2001 32 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA TOR,BOS 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 32 4.8 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 32 4.8 Syracuse,Pawtucket IL AAA BOS,TOR 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 32 4.8 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 33 5.7 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CHC,NYY 56 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 34 6.7 Columbus IL AAA NYY 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 34 6.7 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 35 6.7 Newark ATLL Ind 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 36 7.0 Newark ATLL Ind 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 40 10.8 Newark ATLL Ind 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 41 11.8 Newark ATLL Ind 14 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 1 0 0 0
15 Seasons 301 15 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 1 1 0 0
Rk (1 season) Rk 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ind (4 seasons) Ind 40 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 1 0 0 0
A (2 seasons) A 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (2 seasons) AA 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (7 seasons) AAA 168 12 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .091 .000 .091 0 0 0 1 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
1987 18 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN P 13 22 4 9 9 0 .591 1.00
1988 19 Kenosha MIDW A MIN P 24 39 7 26 6 1 .846 1.38
1989 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA MIN P 28 40 14 18 8 3 .800 1.14
1989 20 Visalia CALL A MIN P 27 39 14 18 7 3 .821 1.19
1989 20 Orlando SOUL AA MIN P 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00
1990 21 Orlando SOUL AA MIN P 28 29 11 15 3 0 .897 0.93
1991 22 Portland PCL AAA MIN P 25 26 5 16 5 2 .808 0.84
1992 23 Portland PCL AAA MIN P 11 14 7 6 1 0 .929 1.18
1997 28 Columbus IL AAA NYY OF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00
1997 28 Columbus IL AAA NYY CF 1 0.00
1997 28 Columbus IL AAA NYY P 33 37 14 21 2 0 .946 1.06 11 6 35%
2000 31 Norfolk IL AAA NYM P 9 8 4 3 1 0 .875 0.78 2 2 50%
2001 32 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA TOR,BOS P 26 27 5 19 3 2 .889 0.92 10 4 29%
2001 32 Syracuse IL AAA TOR P 24 23 3 18 2 2 .913 0.88 10 4 29%
2001 32 Syracuse, Pawtucket IL AAA BOS,TOR P 26 27 5 19 3 2 .889 0.92 10 4 29%
2001 32 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS P 2 4 2 1 1 0 .750 1.50 0 0
2002 33 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS P 6 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.67 0 3 100%
2003 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA NYY,CHC P 56 18 8 10 0 1 1.000 0.32 4 0 0%
2003 34 Iowa PCL AAA CHC P 25 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 0.28 0 0
2003 34 Columbus IL AAA NYY P 31 11 4 7 0 1 1.000 0.35 4 0 0%
2004 35 Newark ATLL Ind P 5 9 0 7 2 2 .778 1.40 0 0
2005 36 Newark ATLL Ind P 4 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 0 0
2009 40 Newark ATLL Ind P 17 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0.24 1 0 0%
2010 41 Newark ATLL Ind OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
2010 41 Newark ATLL Ind P 12 4 0 3 1 0 .750 0.25
15 Seasons 299 285 84 159 42 11 .853 0.81 28 15 35%
P (15 seasons) P 297 283 83 159 41 11 .855 0.81 28 15 35%
OF (2 seasons) OF 2 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.50
CF (1 season) CF 1 0.00
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1987 18 Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Rk MIN
1988 19 Kenosha Twins Midwest League A MIN
1989 20 Visalia Oaks California League A MIN
1989 20 Orlando Twins Southern League AA MIN
1990 21 Orlando Sun Rays Southern League AA MIN
1991 22 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA MIN
1991 22 Minnesota Twins American League MLB MIN 1 1991-07-31 1991-09-18
1992 23 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA MIN
1992 23 Minnesota Twins American League MLB MIN 1 1992-06-05 1992-09-19
1993 24 Minnesota Twins American League MLB MIN 1 1993-04-10 1993-10-02
1994 25 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1994-04-06 1994-08-10
1995 26 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1995-04-27 1995-06-06
1995 26 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 2 1995-06-26 1995-07-27
1995 26 Florida Marlins National League MLB FLA 3 1995-08-15 1995-09-26
1996 27 Did Not Play
1997 28 Columbus Clippers International League AAA NYY
1997 28 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1997-09-09 1997-09-28
1998 29 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1998-04-02 1998-05-27
1998 29 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB ARI 2 1998-06-06 1998-09-27
1999 30 Orix Blue Wave Japan Pacific League Fgn
2000 31 Norfolk Tides International League AAA NYM
2001 32 Syracuse SkyChiefs International League AAA TOR 1
2001 32 Pawtucket Red Sox International League AAA BOS 2
2001 32 Boston Red Sox American League MLB BOS 1 2001-09-25 2001-10-05
2002 33 Pawtucket Red Sox International League AAA BOS
2002 33 Boston Red Sox American League MLB BOS 1 2002-04-09 2002-09-26
2003 34 Columbus Clippers International League AAA NYY
2003 34 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League AAA CHC
2004 35 Newark Bears Atlantic League Ind 2004-06-12 2004-07-01
2005 36 Newark Bears Atlantic League Ind
2009 40 Newark Bears Atlantic League Ind
2010 41 Newark Bears Atlantic League Ind

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