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Matt Lawton    \LAW-ton\

Matthew Lawton

Positions: Outfielder and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 30, 1971 in Gulfport, Mississippi, US
High School: Harrison Central HS (Gulfport, MS)
School: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Perkinston, MS)

Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the 1991 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Perkinston, MS).

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
1992 20 1.1 Twins GULF Rk MIN 53 217 173 39 45 8 3 2 26 20 1 27 27 .260 .375 .376 .751 65 2 9 1 7 0
1993 21 -0.6 Fort Wayne MIDW A MIN 111 415 340 50 97 21 3 9 38 23 15 65 42 .285 .410 .444 .854 151 8 8 0 2 3
1994 22 -0.4 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 122 533 446 79 134 30 1 7 51 42 19 80 64 .300 .407 .419 .826 187 7 2 2 3 3
1995 23 -1.1 Hardware City EL AA MIN 114 485 412 75 111 19 5 13 54 26 9 56 70 .269 .371 .434 .805 179 8 12 2 3 1
1996 24 -2.3 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN 53 243 212 40 63 16 1 7 33 2 4 26 34 .297 .379 .481 .860 102 2 3 0 2 0
1999 27 5.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk MIN 5 21 18 3 9 1 0 0 3 1 0 3 3 .500 .571 .556 1.127 10 0 0 0 0 0
1999 27 7.8 Twins GULF Rk MIN 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999 27 4.6 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 4 17 14 3 8 1 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 .571 .647 .643 1.290 9 0 0 0 0 0
2002 30 5.6 Akron EL AA CLE 3 13 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .231 .000 .231 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 31 6.5 Akron EL AA CLE 5 21 19 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 .053 .143 .053 .195 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 466 1948 1630 288 460 95 13 38 206 114 48 262 247 .282 .389 .426 .815 695 28 34 5 17 7
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 54 221 177 39 46 8 3 2 27 20 1 27 29 .260 .373 .373 .746 66 2 9 1 7 0
A (1 season) A 111 415 340 50 97 21 3 9 38 23 15 65 42 .285 .410 .444 .854 151 8 8 0 2 3
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 126 550 460 82 142 31 1 7 53 43 19 83 65 .309 .414 .426 .840 196 7 2 2 3 3
AA (3 seasons) AA 122 519 441 77 112 19 5 13 55 26 9 61 77 .254 .358 .408 .766 180 9 12 2 3 1
AAA (1 season) AAA 53 243 212 40 63 16 1 7 33 2 4 26 34 .297 .379 .481 .860 102 2 3 0 2 0

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
1992 20 Twins GULF Rk MIN 2B 50 283 129 142 12 20 .958 5.42
1993 21 Fort Wayne MIDW A MIN OF 47 74 65 6 3 1 .959 1.51
1994 22 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN OF 107 207 188 13 6 0 .971 1.88
1995 23 Hardware City EL AA MIN OF 110 235 221 12 2 2 .991 2.12
1995 23 Hardware City EL AA MIN CF 32 0.00
1995 23 Hardware City EL AA MIN LF 81 0.00
1996 24 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN OF 41 94 88 0 6 0 .936 2.15
1996 24 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN RF 9 0.00
1996 24 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN CF 18 0.00
1996 24 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN LF 15 0.00
1999 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk MIN OF 5 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80
1999 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk MIN RF 5 0.00
1999 27 Twins GULF Rk MIN OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1999 27 Twins GULF Rk MIN RF 1 0.00
1999 27 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN OF 4 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.00
1999 27 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN RF 4 0.00
2002 30 Akron EL AA CLE OF 3 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 3.00
2002 30 Akron EL AA CLE RF 3 0.00
7 Seasons 363 911 709 173 29 23 .968 2.43
OF (6 seasons) OF 313 628 580 31 17 3 .973 1.95
RF (3 seasons) RF 17 0.00
CF (2 seasons) CF 50 0.00
LF (2 seasons) LF 96 0.00
2B (1 season) 2B 50 283 129 142 12 20 .958 5.42
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1992 20 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk MIN
1993 21 Fort Wayne Wizards Midwest League A MIN
1994 22 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+ MIN
1995 23 Hardware City Rock Cats Eastern League AA MIN
1995 23 Minnesota Twins American League MLB MIN 1 1995-09-05 1995-10-01
1996 24 Salt Lake Buzz Pacific Coast League AAA MIN
1996 24 Minnesota Twins American League MLB MIN 1 1996-04-01 1996-09-29
1997 25 Minnesota Twins American League MLB MIN 1 1997-04-01 1997-09-28
1998 26 Minnesota Twins American League MLB MIN 1 1998-04-01 1998-09-27
1999 27 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+ MIN
1999 27 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk MIN
1999 27 Minnesota Twins American League MLB MIN 1 1999-04-06 1999-10-03
2000 28 Minnesota Twins American League MLB MIN 1 2000-04-03 2000-10-01
2001 29 Minnesota Twins American League MLB MIN 1 2001-04-03 2001-07-29
2001 29 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 2 2001-07-31 2001-10-03
2002 30 Akron Aeros Eastern League AA CLE
2002 30 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 2002-03-31 2002-09-02
2003 31 Akron Aeros Eastern League AA CLE
2003 31 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 2003-03-31 2003-09-05
2004 32 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 2004-04-05 2004-09-29
2005 33 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 2005-04-04 2005-07-31
2005 33 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 2 2005-08-02 2005-08-26
2005 33 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 3 2005-08-27 2005-10-02
2006 34 Seattle Mariners American League MLB SEA 1 2006-04-16 2006-05-16

Sabr ID: 1aa35f0c

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