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Kelly Gruber

Kelly Wayne Gruber

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 26, 1962 in Houston, Texas, US
High School: Westlake HS (Austin, TX)

Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (10th) of the 1980 MLB June Amateur Draft from Westlake HS (Austin, TX).

Major 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
1980 18 -2.7 Batavia NYPL A- CLE 61 235 212 27 46 3 2 2 19 6 3 15 46 .217 .276 .278 .554 59 3 3 2
1981 19 -2.3 Waterloo MIDW A CLE 127 500 458 64 133 25 4 14 59 15 7 24 85 .290 .333 .454 .787 208 6 10 2 4
1982 20 -3.5 Chattanooga SOUL AA CLE 128 476 441 53 107 18 4 13 54 11 6 21 89 .243 .278 .390 .668 172 3 4 7 1
1983 21 -2.0 Buffalo EL AA CLE 111 436 403 60 106 20 4 15 54 15 8 23 45 .263 .309 .444 .754 179 5 3 2 0
1984 22 -3.3 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 97 373 342 53 92 12 2 21 55 12 2 23 67 .269 .327 .500 .827 171 7 0 1 0
1985 23 -2.7 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 121 514 473 71 118 16 5 21 69 20 8 28 92 .249 .298 .438 .736 207 7 1 5 2
1993 31 5.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ CAL 13 36 33 4 13 1 0 1 6 0 0 2 4 .394 .417 .515 .932 17 1 0 0 1 0
1993 31 8.3 Palm Springs CALL A+ CAL 5 10 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .222 .300 .222 .522 2 0 0 0 0 0
1993 31 5.0 Vancouver PCL AAA CAL 8 26 24 4 11 1 0 1 5 0 0 1 2 .458 .462 .625 1.087 15 1 0 0 1 0
1997 35 8.7 Rochester IL AAA BAL 38 163 144 26 36 9 2 2 23 1 1 15 14 .250 .327 .382 .709 55 5 2 1 1 0
8 Seasons 696 2733 2506 358 651 104 23 89 339 80 35 151 442 .260 .308 .426 .734 1068 6 33 22 21 7
A- (1 season) A- 61 235 212 27 46 3 2 2 19 6 3 15 46 .217 .276 .278 .554 59 3 3 2
A (1 season) A 127 500 458 64 133 25 4 14 59 15 7 24 85 .290 .333 .454 .787 208 6 10 2 4
A+ (1 season) A+ 5 10 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .222 .300 .222 .522 2 0 0 0 0 0
AA (2 seasons) AA 239 912 844 113 213 38 8 28 108 26 14 44 134 .252 .293 .416 .709 351 8 7 9 1
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 264 1076 983 154 257 38 9 45 152 33 11 67 175 .261 .317 .456 .772 448 6 16 2 8 2
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 lgCS% PO
1980 18 Batavia NYPL A- CLE SS 60 263 87 155 21 27 .920 4.03
1981 19 Waterloo MIDW A CLE SS 125 625 180 389 56 62 .910 4.55
1982 20 Chattanooga SOUL AA CLE SS 114 523 157 323 43 53 .918 4.21
1982 20 Chattanooga SOUL AA CLE 3B 8 15 4 10 1 1 .933 1.75
1983 21 Buffalo EL AA CLE SS 5 20 9 7 4 1 .800 3.20
1983 21 Buffalo EL AA CLE 3B 107 275 89 163 23 15 .916 2.36
1984 22 Syracuse IL AAA TOR OF 16 25 22 2 1 1 .960 1.50
1984 22 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 3B 81 225 54 154 17 11 .924 2.57
1985 23 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 3B 121 309 78 217 14 22 .955 2.44
1993 31 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AAA CAL 3B 6 6 0 5 1 0 .833 0.83
1993 31 Palm Springs CALL A+ CAL 3B 4 2 0 1 1 0 .500 0.25
1993 31 Vancouver PCL AAA CAL 3B 2 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.00
1997 35 Rochester IL AAA BAL OF 6 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2.33
1997 35 Rochester IL AAA BAL RF 6 0.00
1997 35 Rochester IL AAA BAL 2B 21 82 31 48 3 8 .963 3.76
1997 35 Rochester IL AAA BAL 1B 8 63 56 5 2 6 .968 7.63
8 Seasons 678 2445 781 1478 186 207 .924 3.33
3B (5 seasons) 3B 323 830 225 549 56 49 .933 2.40
SS (4 seasons) SS 304 1431 433 874 124 143 .913 4.30
OF (2 seasons) OF 22 39 36 2 1 1 .974 1.73
1B (1 season) 1B 8 63 56 5 2 6 .968 7.63
2B (1 season) 2B 21 82 31 48 3 8 .963 3.76
RF (1 season) RF 6 0.00
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1980 18 Batavia Trojans New York-Pennsylvania League A- CLE
1981 19 Waterloo Indians Midwest League A CLE
1982 20 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League AA CLE
1983 21 Buffalo Bisons Eastern League AA CLE
1984 22 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA TOR
1984 22 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1984-04-20 1984-09-28
1985 23 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA TOR
1985 23 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1985-09-06 1985-10-06
1986 24 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1986-04-17 1986-10-05
1987 25 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1987-04-06 1987-10-02
1988 26 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1988-04-04 1988-10-01
1989 27 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1989-04-03 1989-09-30
1990 28 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1990-04-09 1990-10-03
1991 29 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1991-04-08 1991-10-06
1992 30 Toronto Blue Jays American League MLB TOR 1 1992-04-06 1992-10-03
1993 31 Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League AAA CAL
1993 31 Palm Springs Angels California League A+ CAL
1993 31 California Angels American League MLB CAL 1 1993-06-04 1993-06-29
1994 32 Out of Baseball
1995 33 Out of Baseball
1996 34 Out of Baseball
1997 35 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA BAL

Sabr ID: 56fc9ac3

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