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Rafael Palmeiro    \pahl-MARE-oh\

Rafael (Corrales) Palmeiro

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 24, 1964 in La Habana, La Habana, CU
High School: Jackson HS (Miami, FL)
School: Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)

Drafted by the New York Mets in the 8th round of the 1982 MLB June Amateur Draft from Jackson HS (Miami, FL) and the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (22nd) of the 1985 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, 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
1985 20 -1.9 Peoria MIDW A CHC 73 315 279 34 83 22 4 5 51 9 3 31 34 .297 .369 .459 .828 128 2 1 2 2
1986 21 -2.3 Pittsfield EL AA CHC 140 579 509 66 156 29 2 12 95 15 7 54 32 .306 .367 .442 .809 225 2 1 13 13
1987 22 -3.9 Iowa AA AAA CHC 57 244 214 36 64 14 3 11 41 4 3 22 22 .299 .366 .547 .913 117 3 1 4 1
3 Seasons 270 1138 1002 136 303 65 9 28 187 28 13 107 88 .302 .367 .469 .836 470 7 3 19 16

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
1985 20 Peoria MIDW A CHC OF 70 121 113 7 1 1 .992 1.71
1986 21 Pittsfield EL AA CHC OF 130 260 248 9 3 2 .988 1.98
1987 22 Iowa AA AAA CHC OF 47 94 88 4 2 0 .979 1.96
1987 22 Iowa AA AAA CHC 1B 9 71 62 9 0 7 1.000 7.89
3 Seasons 256 546 511 29 6 10 .989 2.11
OF (3 seasons) OF 247 475 449 20 6 3 .987 1.90
1B (1 season) 1B 9 71 62 9 0 7 1.000 7.89

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1985 20 Peoria Chiefs Midwest League A CHC
1986 21 Pittsfield Cubs Eastern League AA CHC
1986 21 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1986-09-08 1986-10-05
1987 22 Iowa Cubs American Association AAA CHC
1987 22 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1987-06-16 1987-10-04
1988 23 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1988-04-05 1988-10-02
1989 24 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 1989-04-04 1989-09-30
1990 25 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 1990-04-09 1990-10-03
1991 26 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 1991-04-08 1991-10-06
1992 27 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 1992-04-06 1992-10-04
1993 28 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 1993-04-05 1993-10-03
1994 29 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1994-04-04 1994-08-10
1995 30 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1995-04-26 1995-10-01
1996 31 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1996-04-02 1996-09-29
1997 32 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1997-04-02 1997-09-27
1998 33 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1998-03-31 1998-09-27
1999 34 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 1999-04-05 1999-10-03
2000 35 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 2000-04-03 2000-10-01
2001 36 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 2001-04-01 2001-10-07
2002 37 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 2002-04-01 2002-09-29
2003 38 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 2003-03-30 2003-09-28
2004 39 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 2004-04-04 2004-10-03
2005 40 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 2005-04-04 2005-08-30

Sabr ID: 10479696

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