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Lance Berkman    \BURK-man\

William Lance Berkman (Big Puma or Fat Elvis)

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: February 10, 1976 in Waco, Texas, US
High School: Canyon HS (New Braunfels, TX)
School: Rice University (Houston, TX)

Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (16th) of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft from Rice University (Houston, TX).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-1998: Rated #64 Prospect
Pre-1999: Rated #13 Prospect
Pre-2000: Rated #37 Prospect

Major League Stats

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 Batting: 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

Minors Batting

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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
1997 21 -1.6 Kissimmee FLOR A+ HOU 53 223 184 31 54 10 0 12 35 2 1 37 38 .293 .417 .543 .961 100 2 2 0 0 4
1998 22 -2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA HOU 139 590 484 96 146 38 0 30 102 6 4 97 98 .302 .422 .566 .988 274 15 6 0 3 11
1998 22 -2.1 Jackson TL AA HOU 122 517 425 82 130 34 0 24 89 6 4 85 82 .306 .424 .555 .979 236 14 4 0 3 10
1998 22 -4.9 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 17 73 59 14 16 4 0 6 13 0 0 12 16 .271 .411 .644 1.055 38 1 2 0 0 1
1999 23 -4.0 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 64 267 226 42 73 20 0 8 49 7 1 39 47 .323 .419 .518 .937 117 10 0 0 2 1
2000 24 -3.1 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 31 144 112 18 37 4 2 6 27 4 4 31 20 .330 .479 .563 1.042 63 7 1 0 0 2
2005 29 1.7 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 4 17 14 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 .286 .412 .357 .769 5 0 0 0 0 1
2010 34 8.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA NYY,HOU 4 16 14 4 5 2 0 1 3 0 0 1 5 .357 .375 .714 1.089 10 0 0 0 1 0
2010 34 9.7 Trenton EL AA NYY 2 9 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .333 .250 .583 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 34 7.0 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 2 7 6 3 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 .500 .429 1.333 1.762 8 0 0 0 1 0
2012 36 9.2 Memphis PCL AAA STL 6 20 17 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 .235 .350 .294 .644 5 1 0 0 0 0
2013 37 11.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TEX 4 14 11 3 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 2 .364 .500 .636 1.136 7 0 0 0 0 0
2013 37 13.0 Frisco TL AA TEX 2 7 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 .250 .571 .250 .821 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 37 10.1 Round Rock PCL AAA TEX 2 7 7 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 .429 .429 .857 1.286 6 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 305 1291 1062 197 327 76 2 58 221 19 10 214 217 .308 .426 .547 .973 581 35 9 0 6 19
AA (3 seasons) AA 126 533 437 85 133 34 0 24 90 6 4 89 86 .304 .424 .547 .971 239 14 4 0 3 10
AAA (7 seasons) AAA 126 535 441 81 140 32 2 22 96 11 5 88 93 .317 .432 .549 .981 242 19 3 0 3 5

Minors Fielding

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Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
1997 21 Kissimmee FLOR A+ HOU OF 44 72 70 2 0 1 1.000 1.64
1997 21 Kissimmee FLOR A+ HOU LF 44 0.00
1998 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA HOU OF 135 226 213 9 4 4 .982 1.64
1998 22 Jackson TL AA HOU OF 118 196 183 9 4 4 .980 1.63
1998 22 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU OF 17 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 1.76
1998 22 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU LF 17 0.00
1999 23 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU OF 56 115 106 5 4 1 .965 1.98
1999 23 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU LF 56 0.00
1999 23 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 1B 4 30 29 1 0 1 1.000 7.50
1999 23 Houston NL MLB HOU OF 27 44 42 0 2 0 .955 1.56
1999 23 Houston NL MLB HOU RF 8 0.00
1999 23 Houston NL MLB HOU LF 22 0.00
1999 23 Houston NL MLB HOU 1B 1 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 1.00
2000 24 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU OF 27 51 48 2 1 0 .980 1.85
2000 24 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU RF 1 0.00
2000 24 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU LF 26 0.00
2000 24 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 1B 9 61 55 5 1 6 .984 6.67
2000 24 Houston NL MLB HOU OF 96 185 173 6 6 0 .968 1.86
2000 24 Houston NL MLB HOU RF 63 0.00
2000 24 Houston NL MLB HOU LF 40 0.00
2000 24 Houston NL MLB HOU 1B 2 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.50
2001 25 Houston NL MLB HOU OF 155 318 306 6 6 1 .981 2.01
2001 25 Houston NL MLB HOU RF 7 0.00
2001 25 Houston NL MLB HOU CF 40 0.00
2001 25 Houston NL MLB HOU LF 128 0.00
2002 26 Houston NL MLB HOU OF 156 306 293 6 7 1 .977 1.92
2002 26 Houston NL MLB HOU RF 12 0.00
2002 26 Houston NL MLB HOU CF 122 0.00
2002 26 Houston NL MLB HOU LF 76 0.00
2003 27 Houston NL MLB HOU OF 153 267 254 10 3 0 .989 1.73
2003 27 Houston NL MLB HOU CF 1 0.00
2003 27 Houston NL MLB HOU LF 153 0.00
2004 28 Houston NL MLB HOU OF 160 256 243 11 2 1 .992 1.59
2004 28 Houston NL MLB HOU RF 90 0.00
2004 28 Houston NL MLB HOU CF 2 0.00
2004 28 Houston NL MLB HOU LF 70 0.00
2004 28 Houston NL MLB HOU 1B 4 6 5 1 0 2 1.000 1.50
2005 29 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU LF 4 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 -1
2005 29 Houston NL MLB HOU OF 49 71 66 2 3 1 .958 1.39 0
2005 29 Houston NL MLB HOU RF 11 0.00 0
2005 29 Houston NL MLB HOU LF 39 0.00 0
2005 29 Houston NL MLB HOU 1B 96 826 772 49 5 77 .994 8.55 0
2006 30 Houston NL MLB HOU OF 44 67 61 3 3 2 .955 1.45 0
2006 30 Houston NL MLB HOU RF 42 0.00 0
2006 30 Houston NL MLB HOU LF 5 0.00 0
2006 30 Houston NL MLB HOU 1B 112 1041 964 71 6 96 .994 9.24 0
2007 31 Houston NL MLB HOU OF 31 52 49 1 2 1 .962 1.61 0
2007 31 Houston NL MLB HOU RF 31 0.00 0
2007 31 Houston NL MLB HOU CF 1 0.00 0
2007 31 Houston NL MLB HOU 1B 126 1128 1015 103 10 86 .991 8.87 0
2008 32 Houston NL MLB HOU 1B 152 1377 1240 132 5 122 .996 9.03 0
2009 33 Houston NL MLB HOU 1B 131 1229 1107 116 6 122 .995 9.34 0
2010 34 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 1B 2 12 9 2 1 0 .917 5.50
2010 34 New York AL MLB NYY 1B 8 57 54 2 1 8 .982 7.00
2010 34 Houston NL MLB HOU 1B 85 769 696 72 1 60 .999 9.04
2011 35 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 126 202 194 4 4 2 .980 1.57
2011 35 St. Louis NL MLB STL RF 110 0.00
2011 35 St. Louis NL MLB STL LF 16 0.00
2011 35 St. Louis NL MLB STL 1B 21 170 154 14 2 18 .988 8.00
2012 36 Memphis PCL AAA STL 1B 5 32 25 6 1 5 .969 6.20
2012 36 St. Louis NL MLB STL 1B 23 187 170 13 4 22 .979 7.96
2013 37 Texas AL MLB TEX 1B 4 45 38 6 1 3 .978 11.00
7 Seasons 286 603 558 33 12 18 .980 2.07 -1
1B (4 seasons) AAA 1B 20 135 118 14 3 12 .978 6.60
OF (4 seasons) AAA OF 262 464 437 18 9 6 .981 1.74 -1
LF (5 seasons) AAA LF 147 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0.03 -1
RF (1 season) AAA RF 1 0.00
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1997 21 Kissimmee Cobras Florida State League A+ HOU
1998 22 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League AAA HOU
1998 22 Jackson Generals Texas League AA HOU
1999 23 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League AAA HOU
1999 23 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 1999-07-16 1999-09-25
2000 24 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League AAA HOU
2000 24 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2000-04-30 2000-10-01
2001 25 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2001-04-03 2001-10-07
2002 26 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2002-04-02 2002-09-29
2003 27 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2003-04-01 2003-09-28
2004 28 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2004-04-05 2004-10-03
2005 29 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA HOU 2005-04-30 2005-05-04
2005 29 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2005-05-06 2005-10-02
2006 30 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2006-04-03 2006-10-01
2007 31 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2007-04-02 2007-09-30
2008 32 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2008-03-31 2008-09-28
2009 33 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2009-04-06 2009-10-04
2010 34 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA HOU 2010-04-17 2010-04-18
2010 34 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2010-04-20 2010-07-28
2010 34 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 2 2010-07-31 2010-10-02
2010 34 Trenton Thunder Eastern League AA NYY 2010-08-30 2010-08-31
2011 35 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB STL 1 2011-03-31 2011-09-28
2012 36 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB STL 1 2012-04-04 2012-10-03
2012 36 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA STL 2012-08-24 2012-08-30
2013 37 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 2013-03-31 2013-09-17
2013 37 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA TEX 2013-08-10 2013-08-11
2013 37 Frisco RoughRiders Texas League AA TEX 2013-08-13 2013-08-14

Sabr ID: b88c6190

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