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Howard Battle

Howard Dion Battle

Positions: Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: March 25, 1972 in Biloxi, Mississippi, US
High School: Mercy Cross HS (Ocean Springs, MS)

Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 4th round of the 1990 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mercy Cross HS (Ocean Springs, MS).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-1992: Rated #70 Prospect

Major League Stats / Japanese League Stats

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
1990 18 -2.6 Medicine Hat PION Rk TOR 61 250 233 25 62 17 1 5 32 5 2 15 38 .266 .316 .412 .728 96 2 0 0 2
1991 19 -1.9 Myrtle Beach SALL A TOR 138 576 520 82 145 33 4 20 87 15 7 48 87 .279 .340 .473 .813 246 1 3 0 5 2
1992 20 -2.2 Dunedin FLOR A+ TOR 136 580 520 76 132 27 3 17 85 6 8 49 89 .254 .321 .415 .737 216 5 5 1 5 3
1993 21 -2.6 Knoxville SOUL AA TOR 141 577 521 66 145 21 5 7 70 12 9 45 94 .278 .342 .378 .720 197 8 7 1 3 3
1994 22 -4.0 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 139 568 517 72 143 26 8 14 75 26 2 40 82 .277 .328 .439 .767 227 15 3 1 7 4
1995 23 -3.4 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 118 488 443 43 111 17 4 8 48 10 11 39 73 .251 .314 .361 .675 160 7 3 1 2 2
1996 24 -2.7 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI 115 422 391 37 89 24 1 8 44 3 8 21 53 .228 .267 .355 .622 139 15 2 2 6 0
1997 25 -1.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA LAD 66 183 172 16 41 4 2 3 17 1 2 6 30 .238 .269 .337 .606 58 3 2 1 2 0
1997 25 1.0 San Antonio TL AA LAD 16 36 33 2 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .242 .286 .273 .558 9 0 2 1 0 0
1997 25 -1.6 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 50 147 139 14 33 3 2 3 16 1 2 6 23 .237 .265 .353 .618 49 3 0 0 2 0
1998 26 1.9 2 Teams 1 Lg AA ATL,CHW 91 376 330 47 103 31 2 11 55 3 2 39 58 .312 .383 .518 .901 171 12 2 0 5 2
1998 26 1.9 Greenville,Birmingham SOUL AA CHW,ATL 91 376 330 47 103 31 2 11 55 3 2 39 58 .312 .383 .518 .901 171 12 2 0 5 2
1998 26 1.9 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 12 45 39 6 7 4 0 1 5 0 0 4 7 .179 .244 .359 .603 14 0 0 0 2 0
1998 26 1.9 Greenville SOUL AA ATL 79 331 291 41 96 27 2 10 50 3 2 35 51 .330 .402 .540 .941 157 12 2 0 3 2
1999 27 -0.1 Richmond IL AAA ATL 121 495 454 80 129 29 1 24 74 2 3 33 66 .284 .333 .511 .844 232 12 3 0 5 2
2000 28 1.0 Louisville IL AAA CIN 14 58 56 6 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 10 .179 .207 .179 .385 10 2 0 0 0 0
2001 29 1.8 Richmond IL AAA ATL 131 524 491 53 135 21 0 10 76 2 5 25 77 .275 .308 .379 .687 186 9 1 1 6 4
2002 30 3.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind-AAA MON 108 432 403 45 112 21 0 11 59 0 2 21 49 .278 .318 .412 .730 166 9 4 1 3 3
2002 30 3.2 St. Paul NORL Ind 52 228 210 25 66 10 0 7 41 0 1 11 21 .314 .355 .462 .817 97 2 4 0 3 2
2002 30 2.7 Ottawa IL AAA MON 56 204 193 20 46 11 0 4 18 0 1 10 28 .238 .276 .358 .633 69 7 0 1 0 1
2003 31 4.3 Gary NORL Ind 26 107 98 10 17 3 0 0 8 0 1 8 17 .173 .243 .204 .447 20 3 1 0 0 0
14 Seasons 1405 5636 5149 658 1374 274 31 138 733 85 62 391 823 .267 .320 .413 .733 2124 101 38 9 49 27
Rk (1 season) Rk 61 250 233 25 62 17 1 5 32 5 2 15 38 .266 .316 .412 .728 96 2 0 0 2
Ind (2 seasons) Ind 78 335 308 35 83 13 0 7 49 0 2 19 38 .269 .319 .380 .699 117 5 5 0 3 2
A (1 season) A 138 576 520 82 145 33 4 20 87 15 7 48 87 .279 .340 .473 .813 246 1 3 0 5 2
A+ (1 season) A+ 136 580 520 76 132 27 3 17 85 6 8 49 89 .254 .321 .415 .737 216 5 5 1 5 3
AA (3 seasons) AA 248 989 884 115 256 53 7 18 126 15 11 84 159 .290 .356 .426 .782 377 20 11 2 8 5
AAA (8 seasons) AAA 744 2906 2684 325 696 131 16 71 354 44 32 176 412 .259 .305 .399 .704 1072 70 12 6 28 13
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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
1997 25 -1.7 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 27.0
1 Season 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 27.0

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1990 18 Medicine Hat PION Rk TOR 3B 52 151 25 92 34 2 .775 2.25
1991 19 Myrtle Beach SALL A TOR 3B 132 299 86 184 29 8 .903 2.05
1992 20 Dunedin FLOR A+ TOR 3B 123 383 58 292 33 15 .914 2.85
1993 21 Knoxville SOUL AA TOR 3B 141 436 88 319 29 17 .933 2.89
1994 22 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 3B 137 376 90 258 28 18 .926 2.54
1995 23 Syracuse IL AAA TOR SS 34 142 42 89 11 11 .923 3.85
1995 23 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 3B 90 254 40 192 22 11 .913 2.58
1996 24 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI SS 27 109 35 70 4 11 .963 3.89
1996 24 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI 3B 88 222 58 146 18 9 .919 2.32
1996 24 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI 1B 2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 4.00
1997 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA LAD 1B 5 53 52 1 0 6 1.000 10.60
1997 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA LAD 3B 34 85 23 53 9 3 .894 2.24
1997 25 San Antonio TL AA LAD 3B 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00
1997 25 San Antonio TL AA LAD 1B 4 47 46 1 0 3 1.000 11.75
1997 25 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
1997 25 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD RF 1 0.00
1997 25 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD LF 1 0.00
1997 25 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD SS 2 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.50
1997 25 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 3B 33 83 23 51 9 3 .892 2.24
1997 25 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 1B 1 6 6 0 0 3 1.000 6.00
1997 25 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
1998 26 2 Teams 1 Lg AA ATL,CHW 1B 2 19 16 2 1 4 .947 9.00
1998 26 2 Teams 1 Lg AA ATL,CHW 2B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00
1998 26 2 Teams 1 Lg AA CHW,ATL 3B 71 182 41 127 14 16 .923 2.37
1998 26 2 Teams 1 Lg AA CHW,ATL SS 7 18 7 11 0 2 1.000 2.57
1998 26 Greenville, Birmingham SOUL AA CHW,ATL SS 7 18 7 11 0 2 1.000 2.57
1998 26 Greenville, Birmingham SOUL AA CHW,ATL 3B 71 182 41 127 14 16 .923 2.37
1998 26 Greenville, Birmingham SOUL AA CHW,ATL 2B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00
1998 26 Greenville, Birmingham SOUL AA CHW,ATL 1B 2 19 16 2 1 4 .947 9.00
1998 26 Greenville SOUL AA ATL SS 7 18 7 11 0 2 1.000 2.57
1998 26 Greenville SOUL AA ATL 3B 68 179 39 126 14 16 .922 2.43
1998 26 Greenville SOUL AA ATL 2B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00
1998 26 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 3B 3 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
1998 26 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 1B 2 19 16 2 1 4 .947 9.00
1999 27 Richmond IL AAA ATL 3B 84 165 41 114 10 13 .939 1.85
1999 27 Richmond IL AAA ATL 2B 1 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 4.00
1999 27 Richmond IL AAA ATL 1B 3 27 23 2 2 3 .926 8.33
2000 28 Louisville IL AAA CIN 3B 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
2000 28 Louisville IL AAA CIN 1B 11 100 91 9 0 8 1.000 9.09
2001 29 Richmond IL AAA ATL SS 1 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 7.00
2001 29 Richmond IL AAA ATL 3B 114 285 69 208 8 22 .972 2.43
2001 29 Richmond IL AAA ATL 1B 4 33 28 5 0 3 1.000 8.25
2002 30 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind-AAA MON 3B 99 272 54 201 17 10 .938 2.58
2002 30 St. Paul NORL Ind 3B 52 152 30 111 11 5 .928 2.71
2002 30 St. Paul NORL Ind 2B 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
2002 30 Ottawa IL AAA MON 3B 47 120 24 90 6 5 .950 2.43
2002 30 Ottawa IL AAA MON 1B 6 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 2.83
2003 31 Gary NORL Ind 3B 26 80 19 56 5 3 .938 2.88
14 Seasons 1304 3736 1020 2442 274 196 .927 2.65 0 0
3B (14 seasons) 3B 1193 3192 693 2243 256 147 .920 2.46
1B (7 seasons) 1B 33 257 234 20 3 24 .988 7.70
SS (5 seasons) SS 71 279 90 174 15 24 .946 3.72
2B (3 seasons) 2B 4 8 3 5 0 1 1.000 2.00
P (1 season) P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
OF (1 season) OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
RF (1 season) RF 1 0.00
LF (1 season) LF 1 0.00
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: e7522db5

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