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James Skelton

James D. Skelton

Positions: Catcher, Second Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: October 28, 1985 in West Covina, California, US
High School: West Covina HS (West Covina , CA)

Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 14th round of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft from West Covina HS (West Covina , CA).

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 Batting: 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

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
2004 18 -1.8 Tigers GULF Rk DET 23 51 43 3 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 7 11 .140 .260 .163 .423 7 1 0 1 0 0
2005 19 -0.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A+ DET 18 48 34 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 13 10 .176 .404 .206 .610 7 0 0 1 0 0
2005 19 -0.8 Tigers GULF Rk DET 17 47 33 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 13 9 .182 .413 .212 .625 7 0 0 1 0 0
2005 19 -4.0 Lakeland FLOR A+ DET 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 20 -1.3 Oneonta NYPL A- DET 42 154 130 20 39 8 1 1 22 1 1 21 29 .300 .403 .400 .803 52 3 2 0 1 1
2007 21 -0.5 West Michigan MIDW A DET 101 417 353 60 109 24 2 7 52 18 5 55 53 .309 .402 .448 .850 158 7 2 4 3 0
2008 22 -1.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA DET 87 388 297 65 90 10 2 5 34 15 6 83 73 .303 .456 .401 .856 119 5 2 4 2 3
2008 22 -0.9 Lakeland FLOR A+ DET 63 282 212 43 65 8 2 3 23 14 5 64 50 .307 .468 .406 .873 86 4 1 4 1 3
2008 22 -2.4 Erie EL AA DET 24 106 85 22 25 2 0 2 11 1 1 19 23 .294 .425 .388 .813 33 1 1 0 1 0
2008 22 0.2 West Oahu HIWB WRk 21 83 64 10 18 5 1 0 11 1 2 11 18 .281 .405 .391 .796 25 1 3 4 1 0
2009 23 -0.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ ARI 119 496 392 62 81 16 2 4 42 14 5 86 91 .207 .349 .288 .637 113 7 2 12 4 1
2009 23 0.2 Visalia CALL A+ ARI 51 223 178 28 42 8 0 4 26 5 2 34 51 .236 .359 .348 .708 62 2 2 6 3 1
2009 23 -1.6 Mobile SOUL AA ARI 68 273 214 34 39 8 2 0 16 9 3 52 40 .182 .341 .238 .579 51 5 0 6 1 0
2010 24 1.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA PIT 73 264 211 28 59 14 0 3 35 7 1 44 47 .280 .404 .389 .792 82 2 2 4 3 0
2010 24 1.3 Bradenton FLOR A+ PIT 69 260 207 27 58 14 0 3 35 7 1 44 45 .280 .406 .391 .798 81 2 2 4 3 0
2010 24 -0.3 Altoona EL AA PIT 4 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 0.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CIN 54 174 136 14 30 9 1 2 17 5 2 32 31 .221 .360 .346 .706 47 1 0 2 4 1
2011 25 0.6 Carolina SOUL AA CIN 49 162 127 14 30 9 1 2 16 5 2 30 29 .236 .375 .370 .745 47 1 0 2 3 1
2011 25 -1.8 Louisville IL AAA CIN 5 12 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 26 0.3 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-AA-A+ WSN 45 141 107 15 31 6 0 0 15 1 0 28 22 .290 .443 .346 .789 37 1 3 1 2 0
2012 26 3.4 Potomac CARL A+ WSN 4 13 9 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 3 .333 .538 .333 .872 3 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 1.6 Harrisburg EL AA WSN 24 67 48 4 14 2 0 0 5 0 0 14 9 .292 .455 .333 .788 16 1 2 1 2 0
2012 26 -1.5 Syracuse IL AAA WSN 17 61 50 9 14 4 0 0 7 1 0 10 10 .280 .410 .360 .770 18 0 1 0 0 0
2013 27 -2.8 Somerset ATLL Ind 83 305 235 46 63 17 3 4 28 20 1 52 57 .268 .397 .417 .814 98 3 8 7 1
2014 28 -1.7 2 Teams 1 Lg Ind 100 366 302 53 73 11 2 8 40 15 5 53 77 .242 .352 .371 .723 112 1 5 5 1
2014 28 -1.7 Southern Maryland,Lancaster ATLL Ind 100 366 302 53 73 11 2 8 40 15 5 53 77 .242 .352 .371 .723 112 1 5 5 1
2014 28 -1.7 Lancaster ATLL Ind 42 145 123 21 25 2 1 8 15 4 1 21 32 .203 .319 .431 .750 53 0 1 0 0
2014 28 -1.7 Southern Maryland ATLL Ind 58 221 179 32 48 9 1 0 25 11 4 32 45 .268 .373 .330 .703 59 1 4 5 1
2015 29 Somerset ATLL Ind 37 137 110 16 30 10 0 0 19 9 0 23 31 .273 .393 .364 .756 40 2 0 2 2 0
12 Seasons 782 2941 2350 388 617 127 13 34 307 105 26 497 532 .263 .390 .371 .761 872 29 17 44 33 8
WRk (1 season) WRk 21 83 64 10 18 5 1 0 11 1 2 11 18 .281 .405 .391 .796 25 1 3 4 1 0
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 40 98 76 9 12 2 0 0 3 0 0 20 20 .158 .333 .184 .518 14 1 0 2 0 0
A- (1 season) A- 42 154 130 20 39 8 1 1 22 1 1 21 29 .300 .403 .400 .803 52 3 2 0 1 1
Ind (3 seasons) Ind 220 808 647 115 166 38 5 12 87 44 6 128 165 .257 .376 .386 .762 250 2 4 15 14 2
A (1 season) A 101 417 353 60 109 24 2 7 52 18 5 55 53 .309 .402 .448 .850 158 7 2 4 3 0
A+ (5 seasons) A+ 188 779 607 100 168 30 2 10 87 26 8 146 150 .277 .417 .382 .799 232 8 5 14 7 4
AA (5 seasons) AA 169 612 478 75 109 21 3 4 48 15 6 115 103 .228 .376 .310 .686 148 8 3 9 7 1
AAA (2 seasons) AAA 22 73 59 9 14 4 0 0 8 1 0 12 12 .237 .370 .305 .675 18 0 1 0 1 0
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 PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
2004 18 Tigers GULF Rk DET C 21 145 127 18 0 1 1.000 6.90 3 21 8 28%
2005 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A+ DET C 17 91 74 15 2 0 .978 5.24 1 11 8 42% -1
2005 19 Tigers GULF Rk DET C 16 91 74 15 2 0 .978 5.56 1 11 8 42% -1
2005 19 Lakeland FLOR A+ DET C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0
2006 20 Oneonta NYPL A- DET C 26 170 149 21 0 1 1.000 6.54 2 14 9 39% 4
2007 21 West Michigan MIDW A DET 1B 3 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 0
2007 21 West Michigan MIDW A DET C 84 678 615 56 7 4 .990 7.99 8 46 34 43% 6
2008 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA DET C 77 571 515 47 9 5 .984 7.30 12 45 28 38% 2
2008 22 Lakeland FLOR A+ DET C 54 397 361 31 5 1 .987 7.26 7 35 19 35% 4
2008 22 Erie EL AA DET C 23 174 154 16 4 4 .977 7.39 5 10 9 47% -2
2008 22 West Oahu HIWB WRk 2B 1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 0
2008 22 West Oahu HIWB WRk C 19 145 131 13 1 2 .993 7.58 4 4 8 67% 0
2009 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ ARI 2B 38 165 59 101 5 20 .970 4.21 -4 5
2009 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ ARI C 60 449 410 24 15 3 .967 7.23 4 36 13 27% -4 5
2009 23 Visalia CALL A+ ARI RF 3 9 8 0 1 0 .889 2.67 2
2009 23 Visalia CALL A+ ARI LF 14 26 21 5 0 1 1.000 1.86 2
2009 23 Visalia CALL A+ ARI 2B 19 80 31 47 2 9 .975 4.11 -1
2009 23 Visalia CALL A+ ARI C 13 114 106 5 3 1 .974 8.54 0 7 3 30% -1
2009 23 Mobile SOUL AA ARI 2B 19 85 28 54 3 11 .965 4.32 2
2009 23 Mobile SOUL AA ARI C 47 335 304 19 12 2 .964 6.87 4 29 10 26% -3
2010 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA PIT C 33 191 169 22 0 3 1.000 5.79 6 17 16 48%
2010 24 Bradenton FLOR A+ PIT 2B 32 150 43 101 6 17 .960 4.50
2010 24 Bradenton FLOR A+ PIT C 31 189 167 22 0 3 1.000 6.10 6 17 16 48%
2010 24 Altoona EL AA PIT C 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 0 0 0
2011 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CIN 2B 3 4 1 1 2 1 .500 0.67
2011 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CIN C 45 295 272 21 2 2 .993 6.51 4 35 15 30%
2011 25 Carolina SOUL AA CIN 2B 2 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00
2011 25 Carolina SOUL AA CIN C 43 280 257 21 2 2 .993 6.47 2 32 15 32%
2011 25 Louisville IL AAA CIN LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
2011 25 Louisville IL AAA CIN 2B 1 3 1 1 1 1 .667 2.00
2011 25 Louisville IL AAA CIN C 2 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 7.50 2 3 0 0%
2012 26 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-AA-A+ WSN C 25 184 169 11 4 4 .978 7.20 0 21 4 16%
2012 26 Potomac CARL A+ WSN RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
2012 26 Potomac CARL A+ WSN C 3 20 15 5 0 0 1.000 6.67 0 1 4 80%
2012 26 Harrisburg EL AA WSN LF 6 11 9 2 0 0 1.000 1.83
2012 26 Harrisburg EL AA WSN C 6 48 46 1 1 1 .979 7.83 0 3 0 0%
2012 26 Syracuse IL AAA WSN C 16 116 108 5 3 3 .974 7.06 0 17 0 0%
2013 27 Somerset ATLL Ind 2B 19 97 32 61 4 13 .959 4.89
2013 27 Somerset ATLL Ind 1B 1 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 6.00
2013 27 Somerset ATLL Ind C 55 386 354 27 5 1 .987 6.93 0 20 13 39%
2014 28 2 Teams 1 Lg Ind C 89 582 527 48 7 6 .988 6.46 5 56 17 23%
2014 28 2 Teams 1 Lg Ind LF 5 0.00
2014 28 2 Teams 1 Lg Ind OF 6 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.50
2014 28 2 Teams 1 Lg Ind RF 1 0.00
2014 28 Southern Maryland, Lancaster ATLL Ind OF 6 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.50
2014 28 Southern Maryland, Lancaster ATLL Ind RF 1 0.00
2014 28 Southern Maryland, Lancaster ATLL Ind LF 5 0.00
2014 28 Southern Maryland, Lancaster ATLL Ind C 89 582 527 48 7 6 .988 6.46 5 56 17 23%
2014 28 Lancaster ATLL Ind OF 3 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.67
2014 28 Lancaster ATLL Ind RF 1 0.00
2014 28 Lancaster ATLL Ind LF 2 0.00
2014 28 Lancaster ATLL Ind C 35 226 207 17 2 0 .991 6.40 4 30 5 14%
2014 28 Southern Maryland ATLL Ind OF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33
2014 28 Southern Maryland ATLL Ind LF 3 0.00
2014 28 Southern Maryland ATLL Ind C 54 356 320 31 5 6 .986 6.50 1 26 12 32%
2015 29 Somerset ATLL Ind RF 1 2 0 1 1 0 .500 1.00
2015 29 Somerset ATLL Ind C 35 251 225 21 5 1 .980 7.03 4
12 Seasons 695 4474 3796 603 75 83 .983 6.33 49 322 165 34% 7 5
C (12 seasons) C 567 3993 3606 331 56 31 .986 6.94 49 322 165 34% 7
2B (4 seasons) 2B 92 416 135 264 17 51 .959 4.34 1
LF (4 seasons) LF 26 37 30 7 0 1 1.000 1.42 2
RF (4 seasons) RF 6 11 8 1 2 0 .818 1.50 2
OF (1 season) OF 6 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 4
1B (2 seasons) 1B 4 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
2004 18 GCL Tigers Gulf Coast League Rk DET 2004-06-29 2004-08-28
2005 19 GCL Tigers Gulf Coast League Rk DET 2005-06-24 2005-08-19
2005 19 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League A+ DET 2005-07-03 2005-07-03
2006 20 Oneonta Tigers New York-Pennsylvania League A- DET 2006-06-22 2006-09-07
2007 21 West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League A DET 2007-04-07 2007-09-03
2008 22 Lakeland Flying Tigers Florida State League A+ DET 2008-04-03 2008-07-30
2008 22 Erie SeaWolves Eastern League AA DET 2008-08-01 2008-09-01
2008 22 West Oahu Canefires Hawaii Winter Baseball WRk 2008-09-27 2008-11-11
2009 23 Mobile BayBears Southern League AA ARI 2009-04-09 2009-07-05
2009 23 Visalia Rawhide California League A+ ARI 2009-07-06 2009-09-07
2010 24 Bradenton Marauders Florida State League A+ PIT 2010-05-06 2010-09-05
2010 24 Altoona Curve Eastern League AA PIT 2010-06-11 2010-07-29
2011 25 Carolina Mudcats Southern League AA CIN 2011-05-16 2011-08-21
2011 25 Louisville Bats International League AAA CIN 2011-08-26 2011-09-05
2012 26 Potomac Nationals Carolina League A+ WSN 2012-04-08 2012-08-05
2012 26 Harrisburg Senators Eastern League AA WSN 2012-04-24 2012-08-30
2012 26 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA WSN 2012-05-17 2012-09-03
2013 27 Somerset Patriots Atlantic League Ind 2013-04-18 2013-09-07
2014 28 Lancaster Barnstormers Atlantic League Ind 1 2014-04-24 2014-06-23
2014 28 Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Atlantic League Ind 2 2014-06-27 2014-09-20
2015 29 Somerset Patriots Atlantic League Ind 2015-04-26 2015-07-03

Sabr ID: 92d48727

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