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Don Wakamatsu    \wahk-ah-MAHT-soo\

Wilbur Donald Wakamatsu

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: February 22, 1963 in Hood River, Oregon, US
School: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 51st round of the 1984 MLB June Amateur Draft from Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) and the Cincinnati Reds in the 11th round of the 1985 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
1985 22 0.9 Billings PION Rk CIN 58 228 196 20 49 7 0 0 24 1 0 25 36 .250 .332 .286 .618 56 0 5 2 2
1986 23 0.7 Tampa FLOR A CIN 112 427 361 41 100 18 2 1 66 6 1 53 66 .277 .370 .346 .716 125 5 0 8 2
1987 24 2.1 Cedar Rapids MIDW A CIN 103 403 365 33 79 13 1 7 41 3 3 30 71 .216 .279 .315 .594 115 3 2 3 1
1988 25 1.3 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN 79 275 235 22 56 9 1 1 26 0 1 37 41 .238 .339 .298 .637 70 0 1 2 0
1989 26 2.7 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 92 336 287 45 73 15 0 2 45 7 6 32 54 .254 .338 .328 .666 94 7 5 5 0
1990 27 1.0 Vancouver PCL AAA CHW 62 209 187 20 49 10 0 0 13 2 2 13 35 .262 .332 .316 .647 59 7 1 1 1
1991 28 2.2 Vancouver PCL AAA CHW 55 191 172 20 34 8 0 4 19 0 0 12 39 .198 .251 .314 .565 54 3 1 4 2 0
1992 29 2.4 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 60 187 167 22 54 10 0 2 15 0 1 15 23 .323 .392 .419 .812 70 5 4 1 0 0
1993 30 4.0 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 54 204 181 30 61 11 1 7 31 0 1 15 31 .337 .392 .525 .917 95 3 4 0 4 2
1994 31 4.2 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 32 7.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CLE,SEA 60 206 175 19 43 11 0 4 29 0 0 19 29 .246 .340 .377 .717 66 11 7 3 2 2
1995 32 7.9 Canton-Akron EL AA CLE 51 171 143 16 38 10 0 4 23 0 0 17 21 .266 .363 .420 .783 60 7 6 3 2 2
1995 32 5.4 Tacoma PCL AAA SEA 9 35 32 3 5 1 0 0 6 0 0 2 8 .156 .229 .188 .416 6 4 1 0 0 0
1996 33 9.0 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-AAA SEA,MIL 26 81 73 10 22 4 0 2 9 1 0 4 11 .301 .370 .438 .809 32 2 4 0 0 0
1996 33 9.1 Port City SOUL AA SEA 24 78 70 10 22 4 0 2 9 1 0 4 11 .314 .385 .457 .842 32 2 4 0 0 0
1996 33 6.7 Tacoma PCL AAA SEA 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 33 6.5 New Orleans AA AAA MIL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 762 2749 2401 282 620 116 5 30 318 20 15 255 437 .258 .336 .348 .684 836 24 42 22 29 10
Rk (1 season) Rk 58 228 196 20 49 7 0 0 24 1 0 25 36 .250 .332 .286 .618 56 0 5 2 2
A (2 seasons) A 215 830 726 74 179 31 3 8 107 9 4 83 137 .247 .326 .331 .657 240 8 2 11 3
AA (4 seasons) AA 246 860 735 93 189 38 1 9 103 8 7 90 127 .257 .348 .348 .696 256 9 17 9 9 2
AAA (7 seasons) AAA 243 831 744 95 203 40 1 13 84 2 4 57 137 .273 .336 .382 .717 284 15 17 6 7 3
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 PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1985 22 Billings PION Rk CIN C 56 416 367 44 5 3 .988 7.34 10
1986 23 Tampa FLOR A CIN 1B 54 426 394 21 11 30 .974 7.69
1986 23 Tampa FLOR A CIN C 48 269 229 37 3 4 .989 5.54 4
1987 24 Cedar Rapids MIDW A CIN 1B 2 15 12 3 0 1 1.000 7.50
1987 24 Cedar Rapids MIDW A CIN C 97 755 678 66 11 5 .985 7.67 3
1988 25 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN 3B 2 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 2.50
1988 25 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN 1B 9 44 39 3 2 2 .955 4.67
1988 25 Chattanooga SOUL AA CIN C 66 436 379 51 6 2 .986 6.52 3
1989 26 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 3B 1 2 0 0 2 0 .000 0.00
1989 26 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 1B 7 48 44 3 1 4 .979 6.71
1989 26 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW C 83 518 459 54 5 2 .990 6.18 7
1990 27 Vancouver PCL AAA CHW C 59 320 285 33 2 4 .994 5.39 11
1991 28 Vancouver PCL AAA CHW 1B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1991 28 Vancouver PCL AAA CHW C 51 300 266 31 3 3 .990 5.82 8
1992 29 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD C 55 309 264 41 4 4 .987 5.55 4
1993 30 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD C 53 368 329 35 4 0 .989 6.87 4
1994 31 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX C 1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 8.00 0 1 0 0%
1995 32 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CLE,SEA C 56 305 272 28 5 3 .984 5.36 5 34 17 33%
1995 32 Canton-Akron EL AA CLE C 47 243 219 22 2 2 .992 5.13 5 23 13 36%
1995 32 Tacoma PCL AAA SEA C 9 62 53 6 3 1 .952 6.56 0 11 4 27%
1996 33 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-AAA SEA,MIL C 13 75 70 4 1 0 .987 5.69 1 10 4 29%
1996 33 Port City SOUL AA SEA 1B 7 37 35 2 0 0 1.000 5.29
1996 33 Port City SOUL AA SEA C 11 66 62 3 1 0 .985 5.91 1 9 3 25%
1996 33 New Orleans AA AAA MIL C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0
1996 33 Tacoma PCL AAA SEA C 1 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 0 1 1 50%
12 Seasons 721 4657 4131 461 65 67 .986 6.37 60 45 21 32%
C (12 seasons) C 638 4079 3606 424 49 30 .988 6.32 60 45 21 32%
1B (6 seasons) 1B 80 571 525 32 14 37 .975 6.96
3B (2 seasons) 3B 3 7 0 5 2 0 .714 1.67
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1997 34 Diamondbacks ARIZ Rk 1 of 2 56 27 29 .482
1998 35 High Desert CALL A+ ARI 1 of 1 140 82 58 .586
1999 36 El Paso TL AA ARI 1 of 1 140 64 76 .457
2000 37 Erie EL AA ANA 1 of 1 141 47 94 .333
2003 40 Texas AL MLB TEX 1 of 2 162 71 91 .438
2009 46 Seattle AL MLB SEA 1 of 1 162 85 77 .525
2010 47 Seattle AL MLB SEA 1 of 2 162 61 101 .377
2011 48 Toronto AL MLB TOR 1 of 2 162 81 81 .500
8 Seasons 1125 518 607 .460
MLB (4 seasons) 648 298 350 .460
AA (2 seasons) 281 111 170 .395
Rk (1 season) 56 27 29 .482
A+ (1 season) 140 82 58 .586

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Sabr ID: 183be2f2

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