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Mike Caruso

Michael John Caruso

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 172 lb.

Born: May 27, 1977 in Queens, NY
High School: Stoneman-Douglas HS (Parkland, FL)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft.
Signed June 17, 1996. (All Transactions)
Debut: March 31, 1998 (Age 20.308)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1998 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Royals 1998-2002

Final Game: August 9, 2002 (Age 25.074)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1998 21 CHW AL 133 555 523 81 160 17 6 5 55 22 6 14 38 .306 .331 .390 .721 90 204 8 7 8 3 0 *6 RoY-3
1999 22 CHW AL 136 564 529 60 132 11 4 2 35 12 14 20 36 .250 .280 .297 .577 47 157 6 3 11 1 0 *6/D
2002 25 KCR AL 12 21 20 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .143 .100 .243 -36 2 0 0 0 0 0 /645
3 Yrs 281 1140 1072 144 294 28 10 7 90 34 20 35 76 .274 .302 .339 .641 66 363 14 10 19 4 0
162 Game Avg. 162 657 618 83 169 16 6 4 52 20 12 20 44 .274 .302 .339 .641 66 209 8 6 11 2 0
CHW (2 yrs) 269 1119 1052 141 292 28 10 7 90 34 20 34 74 .278 .305 .343 .649 68 361 14 10 19 4 0
KCR (1 yr) 12 21 20 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .143 .100 .243 -36 2 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1998 21 CHW AL 133 555 -5 6 2 -3 7 6 0.7 21 27 2.7 .505 .504 3.0 0.4 31 $170,000 *6 RoY-3
1999 22 CHW AL 136 564 -40 -1 5 -10 7 -39 -3.5 21 -18 -1.6 .473 .478 -0.6 -0.2 -7 $275,000 *6/D
2002 25 KCR AL 12 21 -4 0 0 -0 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .470 .498 -0.2 0.0 -3 /645
3 Seasons 281 1140 -49 4 8 -14 15 -36 -3.2 43 7 0.8 .488 .491 2.1 0.2 21 $445,000
CHW (2 yrs) 269 1119 -45 4 7 -13 14 -32 -2.8 42 10 1.1 .489 .491 2.4 0.2 23 $445,000
KCR (1 yr) 12 21 -4 0 0 -0 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .470 .498 -0.2 0.0 -3

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1998 CHW AL 21 SS 131 129 122 1121.1 629 216 378 35 91 .944 -3 -4 4.77 4.53 .972 4.71 4.66 RoY-3
1999 CHW AL 22 SS 132 125 117 1114.2 555 183 348 24 86 .957 -10 -11 4.29 4.02 .970 4.73 4.66
1999 CHW AL 22 DH 2 0
2002 KCR AL 25 SS 5 2 2 23.1 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 1 67 5.40 2.80 .975 4.55 4.50
2002 KCR AL 25 2B 4 2 2 25.0 15 10 4 1 1 .933 -1 -62 5.04 3.50 .979 4.90 4.85
2002 KCR AL 25 3B 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -90 2.25 0.50 .950 2.70 2.65
3 Seasons SS 268 256 241 2259.1 1198 403 736 59 177 .951 -12 -6 4.54 4.25 .971 4.72 4.66
1 Season 2B 4 2 2 25.0 15 10 4 1 1 .933 -1 -62 5.04 3.50 .979 4.90 4.85
1 Season 3B 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -90 2.25 0.50 .950 2.70 2.65
3 Seasons TOT 274 258 243 2288.1 1214 414 740 60 178 .951 -14 -7 4.54 4.21 .971 4.72 4.65
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Triples s c a p y
1998 AL  6 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
1998 AL  132 (4th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1999 AL  11 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1999 AL  14 (1st)

AB per SO s c a p y
1998 AL  13.8 (1st)
1999 AL  14.7 (1st)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1998 AL  35 (1st)
1999 AL  24 (5th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1998 AL  35 (1st)
1999 AL  24 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1998 AL  born 1977-05-27 (3rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2436), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1969), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2805), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (402nd), 0.8 career WAR/0.8 7yr-peak WAR/0.8 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1998 21 Chicago White Sox $170,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
1999 22 Chicago White Sox $275,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
Career to date (may be incomplete)$445,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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