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Ken Phelps

Kenneth Allen Phelps (Digger)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 209 lb.

Born: August 6, 1954 in Seattle, Washington, US
High School: Ingraham HS (Seattle, WA)
Schools: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ), Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 8th round of the 1972 MLB June Amateur Draft from Ingraham HS (Seattle, WA), the New York Yankees in the 1st round (11th) of the 1974 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase from Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ), the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1st round (17th) of the 1974 MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase from Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ) and the Kansas City Royals in the 15th round of the 1976 MLB June Amateur Draft from Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ).

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
1976 21 0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A KCR 52 229 170 32 48 14 3 4 38 0 0 54 18 .282 .456 .471 .927 80 2 1 2
1976 21 1.2 Royals GULF Rk KCR 28 130 98 20 29 6 3 3 28 0 0 28 9 .296 .454 .510 .964 50 2 0 2
1976 21 0.1 Waterloo MIDW A KCR 24 99 72 12 19 8 0 1 10 0 0 26 9 .264 .459 .417 .876 30 0 1 0
1977 22 -0.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A KCR 121 491 407 52 101 13 3 10 72 2 1 68 62 .248 .363 .369 .732 150 9 1 6
1977 22 0.4 Daytona Beach FLOR A KCR 40 175 145 22 50 7 0 5 32 1 0 25 15 .345 .440 .497 .937 72 2 0 3
1977 22 -0.6 Jacksonville SOUL AA KCR 81 316 262 30 51 6 3 5 40 1 1 43 47 .195 .321 .298 .618 78 7 1 3
1978 23 0.0 Jacksonville SOUL AA KCR 124 495 381 65 94 20 0 16 61 1 0 99 57 .247 .407 .425 .832 162 7 3 5
1979 24 -0.9 Omaha AA AAA KCR 130 538 430 71 114 26 3 20 77 4 4 98 72 .265 .406 .479 .885 206 6 1 3
1980 25 0.2 Omaha AA AAA KCR 133 586 442 80 130 30 3 23 72 4 2 128 84 .294 .456 .532 .988 235 8 3 5
1981 26 1.2 Omaha AA AAA KCR 19 78 66 9 22 8 1 5 21 0 0 12 9 .333 .436 .712 1.148 47 0 0 0 1
1982 27 2.0 Wichita AA AAA MON 132 574 453 112 151 23 4 46 141 2 4 108 99 .333 .469 .706 1.175 320 10 0 3 12
1983 28 2.9 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 74 329 270 81 92 29 6 24 82 4 0 54 35 .341 .450 .759 1.209 205 2 0 3 4
1984 29 3.8 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 12 54 45 7 14 3 0 3 13 0 1 7 10 .311 .407 .578 .985 26 1 0 1 1
1991 36 10.2 Phoenix PCL AAA SFG 7 25 22 1 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 .318 .400 .364 .764 8 1 0 0 1
10 Seasons 804 3399 2686 510 773 167 23 151 580 17 12 630 447 .288 .427 .536 .963 1439 46 9 28 19
Rk (1 season) Rk 28 130 98 20 29 6 3 3 28 0 0 28 9 .296 .454 .510 .964 50 2 0 2
A (2 seasons) A 64 274 217 34 69 15 0 6 42 1 0 51 24 .318 .447 .470 .917 102 2 1 3
AA (2 seasons) AA 205 811 643 95 145 26 3 21 101 2 1 142 104 .226 .373 .373 .746 240 14 4 8
AAA (7 seasons) AAA 507 2184 1728 361 530 120 17 121 409 14 11 409 310 .307 .444 .606 1.049 1047 28 4 15 19
A 7890 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
1976 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk KCR 1B 43 404 371 28 5 34 .988 9.28
1976 21 Royals GULF Rk KCR 1B 19 184 166 16 2 13 .989 9.58
1976 21 Waterloo MIDW A KCR 1B 24 220 205 12 3 21 .986 9.04
1977 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A KCR 1B 112 1119 1032 69 18 71 .984 9.83
1977 22 Daytona Beach FLOR A KCR 1B 40 380 341 31 8 33 .979 9.30
1977 22 Jacksonville SOUL AA KCR 1B 72 739 691 38 10 38 .986 10.13
1978 23 Jacksonville SOUL AA KCR 1B 123 1110 1028 66 16 88 .986 8.89
1979 24 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1B 128 1222 1129 80 13 111 .989 9.45
1980 25 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1B 122 1217 1154 51 12 103 .990 9.88
1981 26 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1B 18 186 169 15 2 19 .989 10.22
1982 27 Wichita AA AAA MON 1B 123 1135 1047 74 14 108 .988 9.11
1983 28 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 1B 61 579 535 37 7 50 .988 9.38
1984 29 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 1B 4 30 25 5 0 5 1.000 7.50
1991 36 Phoenix PCL AAA SFG 1B 4 26 22 4 0 1 1.000 6.50
10 Seasons 738 7028 6512 429 87 590 .988 9.41

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1976 21 Waterloo Royals Midwest League A KCR
1976 21 GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Rk KCR
1977 22 Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League A KCR
1977 22 Jacksonville Suns Southern League AA KCR
1978 23 Jacksonville Suns Southern League AA KCR
1979 24 Omaha Royals American Association AAA KCR
1980 25 Omaha Royals American Association AAA KCR
1980 25 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1980-09-20 1980-09-28
1981 26 Omaha Royals American Association AAA KCR
1981 26 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 1981-04-10 1981-10-05
1982 27 Wichita Aeros American Association AAA MON
1982 27 Montreal Expos National League MLB MON 1 1982-09-03 1982-10-01
1983 28 Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League AAA SEA
1983 28 Seattle Mariners American League MLB SEA 1 1983-04-07 1983-10-02
1984 29 Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League AAA SEA
1984 29 Seattle Mariners American League MLB SEA 1 1984-04-04 1984-09-30
1985 30 Seattle Mariners American League MLB SEA 1 1985-04-13 1985-10-06
1986 31 Seattle Mariners American League MLB SEA 1 1986-04-08 1986-10-04
1987 32 Seattle Mariners American League MLB SEA 1 1987-04-07 1987-10-04
1988 33 Seattle Mariners American League MLB SEA 1 1988-04-04 1988-07-20
1988 33 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 2 1988-07-22 1988-10-02
1989 34 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1989-04-05 1989-08-29
1989 34 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 2 1989-09-01 1989-09-29
1990 35 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 1990-04-10 1990-06-14
1990 35 Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 2 1990-06-19 1990-09-08
1991 36 Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League AAA SFG

Sabr ID: a551fa6b

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