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Alex Cole

Alexander Cole

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: August 17, 1965 in Fayetteville, NC
School: State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 6, 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 27, 1990 (Age 24.344, 13,408th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1990 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Twins/Rockies/Pirates/RedSox 1990-1996

Last Game: May 22, 1996 (Age 30.279)
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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
1990 24 CLE AL 63 256 227 43 68 5 4 0 13 40 9 28 38 .300 .379 .357 .736 109 81 2 1 0 0 0 8/D RoY-9
1991 25 CLE AL 122 452 387 58 114 17 3 0 21 27 17 58 47 .295 .386 .354 .740 106 137 8 1 4 2 2 8/7D
1992 26 TOT MLB 105 334 302 44 77 4 7 0 15 16 6 28 67 .255 .318 .315 .633 80 95 4 1 1 2 1 97/8D
1992 26 CLE AL 41 109 97 11 20 1 0 0 5 9 2 10 21 .206 .284 .216 .501 44 21 2 1 0 1 0 7/8D9
1992 26 PIT NL 64 225 205 33 57 3 7 0 10 7 4 18 46 .278 .335 .361 .696 98 74 2 0 1 1 1 9/8
1993 27 COL NL 126 399 348 50 89 9 4 0 24 30 13 43 58 .256 .339 .305 .644 64 106 6 2 4 2 3 8
1994 28 MIN AL 105 398 345 68 102 15 5 4 23 29 8 44 60 .296 .375 .403 .778 102 139 3 1 6 2 2 *87/D
1995 29 MIN AL 28 90 79 10 27 3 2 1 14 1 3 8 15 .342 .409 .468 .877 128 37 0 1 2 0 0 8/D
1996 30 BOS AL 24 83 72 13 16 5 1 0 7 5 3 8 11 .222 .296 .319 .616 56 23 2 0 2 1 0 8
7 Yrs 573 2012 1760 286 493 58 26 5 117 148 59 217 296 .280 .360 .351 .711 92 618 25 7 19 9 8
162 Game Avg. 162 569 498 81 139 16 7 1 33 42 17 61 84 .280 .360 .351 .711 92 175 7 2 5 3 2
CLE (3 yrs) 226 817 711 112 202 23 7 0 39 76 28 96 106 .284 .370 .336 .706 99 239 12 3 4 3 2
MIN (2 yrs) 133 488 424 78 129 18 7 5 37 30 11 52 75 .304 .381 .415 .796 106 176 3 2 8 2 2
COL (1 yr) 126 399 348 50 89 9 4 0 24 30 13 43 58 .256 .339 .305 .644 64 106 6 2 4 2 3
PIT (1 yr) 64 225 205 33 57 3 7 0 10 7 4 18 46 .278 .335 .361 .696 98 74 2 0 1 1 1
BOS (1 yr) 24 83 72 13 16 5 1 0 7 5 3 8 11 .222 .296 .319 .616 56 23 2 0 2 1 0
AL (6 yrs) 383 1388 1207 203 347 46 15 5 83 111 42 156 192 .287 .370 .363 .733 99 438 17 5 14 6 4
NL (2 yrs) 190 624 553 83 146 12 11 0 34 37 17 61 104 .264 .338 .325 .663 76 180 8 2 5 3 4

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
1990 24 CLE AL 63 256 5 4 1 -1 1 10 1.0 9 19 1.9 .516 .506 2.1 -0.0 20 $100,000 8/D RoY-9
1991 25 CLE AL 122 452 5 -0 0 -7 1 -1 -0.0 16 15 1.5 .499 .499 2.2 -0.6 22 $155,000 8/7D
1992 26 CLE AL 41 109 -7 1 0 -5 -1 -12 -1.2 4 -8 -0.8 .470 .492 -0.3 -0.6 -3 $162,500 7/8D9
1992 26 PIT NL 64 225 -1 1 0 -1 -2 -3 -0.4 7 3 0.3 .494 .498 0.4 -0.4 5 9/8
1993 27 COL NL 126 399 -19 -1 1 1 2 -16 -1.7 12 -4 -0.5 .486 .489 -0.7 0.3 -5 $350,000 8
1994 28 MIN AL 105 398 0 4 2 -4 1 4 0.4 15 18 1.7 .503 .502 2.1 -0.2 22 $375,000 *87/D
1995 29 MIN AL 28 90 5 -1 1 -4 0 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .503 .501 0.8 -0.3 8 $500,000 8/D
1996 30 BOS AL 24 83 -6 0 0 -2 0 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .475 .496 -0.1 -0.1 -2 8
7 Seasons 573 2012 -18 8 5 -23 3 -25 -2.4 70 45 4.2 .495 .498 6.4 -2.0 68 $1,642,500
CLE (3 yrs) 226 817 3 5 1 -13 1 -3 -0.2 29 26 2.6 .498 .500 4.0 -1.3 39 $417,500
MIN (2 yrs) 133 488 5 3 3 -8 1 4 0.5 18 23 2.1 .503 .502 2.9 -0.6 31 $875,000
COL (1 yr) 126 399 -19 -1 1 1 2 -16 -1.7 12 -4 -0.5 .486 .489 -0.7 0.3 -5 $350,000
PIT (1 yr) 64 225 -1 1 0 -1 -2 -3 -0.4 7 3 0.3 .494 .498 0.4 -0.4 5
BOS (1 yr) 24 83 -6 0 0 -2 0 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .475 .496 -0.1 -0.1 -2

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1992 26 PIT NL NLCS ATL L 4 13 10 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 .200 .385 .200 .585 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 4 13 10 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 .200 .385 .200 .585 2 0 0 0 0 0

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
1990 CLE AL 24 CF 59 57 51 492.1 154 145 3 6 1 .961 -1 -2 2.71 2.51 .985 2.74 2.71 RoY-9
1990 CLE AL 24 OF 59 57 51 492.1 154 145 3 6 1 .961 -1 -2 2.71 2.51 .981 2.39 2.36 RoY-9
1990 CLE AL 24 DH 1 0 RoY-9
1991 CLE AL 25 OF 107 95 84 846.0 270 256 6 8 1 .970 -7 -10 2.79 2.45 .983 2.37 2.37
1991 CLE AL 25 CF 101 90 80 800.0 258 245 6 7 1 .973 -7 -11 2.82 2.49 .989 2.76 2.76
1991 CLE AL 25 LF 8 5 4 46.0 12 11 0 1 0 .917 0 13 2.15 1.38 .978 2.17 2.16
1991 CLE AL 25 DH 6 4
1992 TOT MLB 26 OF 77 63 44 561.2 126 118 6 2 1 .984 -6 -13 1.99 1.61 .983 2.38 2.38
1992 TOT MLB 26 RF 54 45 29 402.1 89 84 4 1 0 .989 -1 -4 1.97 1.63 .979 2.08 2.09
1992 TOT MLB 26 CF 6 4 2 29.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.24 0.67 .988 2.89 2.87
1992 CLE AL 26 OF 24 17 15 161.1 35 33 1 1 1 .971 -5 -36 1.90 1.42 .983 2.47 2.46
1992 CLE AL 26 LF 18 14 13 130.1 31 29 1 1 1 .968 -5 -42 2.07 1.67 .981 2.29 2.28
1992 CLE AL 26 CF 5 3 2 27.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -9 1.00 0.60 .987 2.90 2.88
1992 CLE AL 26 DH 4 3
1992 CLE AL 26 RF 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 0.50 .980 2.25 2.20
1992 PIT NL 26 OF 53 46 29 400.1 91 85 5 1 0 .989 -1 -4 2.02 1.70 .983 2.34 2.34
1992 PIT NL 26 RF 52 45 29 398.1 88 83 4 1 0 .989 -1 -4 1.97 1.67 .979 2.08 2.08
1992 PIT NL 26 CF 1 1 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.00 .990 2.70 2.80
1993 COL NL 27 CF 93 85 74 749.2 228 220 4 4 1 .982 1 1 2.69 2.41 .985 2.75 2.73
1993 COL NL 27 OF 93 85 74 749.2 228 219 5 4 1 .982 1 1 2.69 2.41 .979 2.34 2.33
1994 MIN AL 28 OF 100 82 77 766.0 257 245 4 8 0 .969 -4 -6 2.93 2.49 .982 2.37 2.35
1994 MIN AL 28 CF 84 68 64 635.1 215 204 4 7 0 .967 -8 -15 2.95 2.48 .988 2.76 2.74
1994 MIN AL 28 LF 16 14 13 130.2 41 40 0 1 0 .976 4 36 2.76 2.50 .978 2.16 2.14
1994 MIN AL 28 DH 1 0
1995 MIN AL 29 CF 23 17 13 158.1 49 45 1 3 0 .939 -4 -30 2.61 2.00 .987 2.73 2.70
1995 MIN AL 29 OF 23 17 13 158.1 48 44 1 3 0 .938 -4 -30 2.56 1.96 .983 2.33 2.31
1995 MIN AL 29 DH 2 1
1996 BOS AL 30 CF 24 17 15 164.1 39 37 1 1 1 .974 -2 -12 2.08 1.58 .990 2.77 2.76
1996 BOS AL 30 OF 24 17 15 164.1 39 37 1 1 1 .974 -2 -12 2.08 1.58 .983 2.38 2.36
7 Seasons OF 483 416 358 3738.1 1122 1064 26 32 5 .971 -23 -7 2.62 2.26 .982 2.37 2.35
7 Seasons CF 390 338 299 3029.0 947 900 19 28 4 .970 -21 -8 2.73 2.36 .987 2.75 2.74
1 Season RF 54 45 29 402.1 89 84 4 1 0 .989 -1 -4 1.97 1.63 .979 2.08 2.09
3 Seasons LF 42 33 30 307.0 84 80 1 3 1 .964 -0 -1 2.37 1.93 .979 2.22 2.20
5 Seasons DH 14 8
7 Seasons TOT 483 416 358 3738.1 1122 1064 26 32 5 .971 -23 -7 2.62 2.26 .982 2.37 2.35
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1990 Aug 5th AL Player of the Week

Triples s c a p y
1992 NL  7 (10th)
1994 AL  5 (8th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1990 AL  40 (4th)
1994 AL  29 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1991 AL  17 (3rd)
1993 NL  13 (7th)
1994 AL  8 (8th)

SB % s c a p y
1990 AL  81.63 (9th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1994 AL  4 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 AL  6 (4th)
1991 AL  7 (1st)
1994 AL  7 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1991 AL  8 (3rd)
1994 AL  8 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1994 AL  2.95 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1994 AL  2.93 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1732), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (334th), 4.2 career WAR/4.2 7yr-peak WAR/4.2 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1990 24 Cleveland Indians $100,000 ? 11/21/90 NYT
1991 25 Cleveland Indians $155,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 26 Cleveland Indians $162,500 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 27 Colorado Rockies $350,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1994 28 Minnesota Twins $375,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $125,000 earned bonus
1995 29 Minnesota Twins $500,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,642,500
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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