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Nelson Cruz

Nelson Ramon (Martinez) Cruz (Boomstick) (twitter: @ncboomstick23)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: July 1, 1980 in Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
High School: Monte Cristi (Monte Cristi, DO)
Signed
by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1998. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 2005 (Age 25.078, 16,401st in MLB history)   vs. HOU 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Mariners/Orioles/Brewers 2005-2016
2017 Contract Status: Signed thru 2018, 4 yrs/$57M (15-18) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 9.082, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: ISE Baseball, previously: Wasserman Media Group (Andy Katz) [*]
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Standard Batting

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
2005 24 MIL NL 8 7 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .429 .400 .829 120 2 0 0 0 0 0 /97
2006 25 TEX AL 41 138 130 15 29 3 0 6 22 1 0 7 32 .223 .261 .385 .645 64 50 1 0 0 1 0 9/87
2007 26 TEX AL 96 333 307 35 72 15 2 9 34 2 4 21 87 .235 .287 .384 .671 75 118 5 2 1 1 1 97/D
2008 27 TEX AL 31 133 115 19 38 9 1 7 26 3 1 17 28 .330 .421 .609 1.030 169 70 1 1 0 0 2 9
2009 ★ 28 TEX AL 128 515 462 75 120 21 1 33 76 20 4 49 118 .260 .332 .524 .856 117 242 9 2 0 2 6 *9/D7 AS
2010 29 TEX AL 108 445 399 60 127 31 3 22 78 17 4 38 81 .318 .374 .576 .950 146 230 12 1 1 6 5 97/D
2011 30 TEX AL 124 513 475 64 125 28 1 29 87 9 5 33 116 .263 .312 .509 .821 113 242 8 2 0 3 1 *97/D
2012 31 TEX AL 159 642 585 86 152 45 0 24 90 8 4 48 140 .260 .319 .460 .779 104 269 7 5 0 4 2 *9/D7
2013 ★ 32 TEX AL 109 456 413 49 110 18 0 27 76 5 1 35 109 .266 .327 .506 .833 124 209 14 4 0 4 2 9/D AS
2014 ★ 33 BAL AL 159 678 613 87 166 32 2 40 108 4 5 55 140 .271 .333 .525 .859 137 322 17 5 0 5 8 D79 AS,MVP-7
2015 ★ 34 SEA AL 152 655 590 90 178 22 1 44 93 3 2 59 164 .302 .369 .566 .936 159 334 6 5 0 1 9 9D AS,MVP-6,SS
2016 35 SEA AL 155 667 589 96 169 27 1 43 105 2 0 62 159 .287 .360 .555 .915 147 327 15 9 0 7 5 D9 MVP-15
12 Yrs 1270 5182 4683 677 1287 252 12 284 795 74 30 426 1174 .275 .338 .516 .853 126 2415 95 36 2 34 41
162 Game Avg. 162 661 597 86 164 32 2 36 101 9 4 54 150 .275 .338 .516 .853 126 308 12 5 0 4 5
TEX (8 yrs) 796 3175 2886 403 773 170 8 157 489 65 23 248 711 .268 .327 .495 .823 114 1430 57 17 2 21 19
SEA (2 yrs) 307 1322 1179 186 347 49 2 87 198 5 2 121 323 .294 .365 .561 .925 153 661 21 14 0 8 14
BAL (1 yr) 159 678 613 87 166 32 2 40 108 4 5 55 140 .271 .333 .525 .859 137 322 17 5 0 5 8
MIL (1 yr) 8 7 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .429 .400 .829 120 2 0 0 0 0 0
AL (11 yrs) 1262 5175 4678 676 1286 251 12 284 795 74 30 424 1174 .275 .338 .516 .853 126 2413 95 36 2 34 41
NL (1 yr) 8 7 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .429 .400 .829 120 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
2005 24 MIL NL 8 7 0 -0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /97
2006 25 TEX AL 41 138 -5 -0 0 4 -1 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .493 .498 -0.2 0.3 -2 9/87
2007 26 TEX AL 96 333 -12 -2 0 1 -4 -17 -1.6 12 -4 -0.4 .483 .490 -0.5 -0.3 -5 $382,000 97/D
2008 27 TEX AL 31 133 10 -0 0 1 -1 10 1.0 5 15 1.5 .532 .506 1.4 -0.0 14 9
2009 ★ 28 TEX AL 128 515 8 2 -1 0 -6 4 0.5 19 23 2.3 .503 .502 2.3 -0.5 23 $408,070 *9/D7 AS
2010 29 TEX AL 108 445 24 2 -2 3 -5 23 2.4 17 39 4.1 .522 .514 3.7 -0.1 36 $440,000 97/D
2011 30 TEX AL 124 513 7 -1 -0 -5 -6 -5 -0.5 19 14 1.4 .496 .497 1.9 -1.2 19 $3,650,000 *97/D
2012 31 TEX AL 159 642 8 -4 0 -13 -7 -16 -1.6 24 8 0.7 .490 .490 2.2 -2.2 21 $5,000,000 *9/D7
2013 ★ 32 TEX AL 109 456 12 0 -2 -3 -5 3 0.5 16 19 2.1 .503 .502 2.3 -0.8 22 $10,500,000 9/D AS
2014 ★ 33 BAL AL 159 678 30 -2 -2 3 -11 18 2.3 24 42 4.6 .512 .512 4.2 -0.7 39 $8,000,000 D79 AS,MVP-7
2015 ★ 34 SEA AL 152 655 45 -1 1 -8 -10 26 2.9 23 49 5.2 .518 .517 6.0 -1.8 57 $14,250,000 9D AS,MVP-6,SS
2016 35 SEA AL 155 667 39 -2 -1 -3 -12 22 2.3 24 45 4.7 .514 .514 5.0 -1.5 48 D9 MVP-15
12 Seasons 1270 5182 167 -9 -5 -20 -69 64 7.9 189 254 26.2 .505 .505 28.2 -8.8 274 $42,630,070
TEX (8 yrs) 796 3175 53 -3 -3 -12 -36 -1 0.4 118 117 11.8 .500 .499 13.0 -4.8 129 $20,380,070
SEA (2 yrs) 307 1322 84 -3 0 -11 -22 48 5.3 47 95 9.8 .516 .515 11.0 -3.3 106 $14,250,000
BAL (1 yr) 159 678 30 -2 -2 3 -11 18 2.3 24 42 4.6 .512 .512 4.2 -0.7 39 $8,000,000
MIL (1 yr) 8 7 0 -0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2005 24 MIL NL 7 4 1 6.7 108 .200 .200 .268 .429 .339 .400 .428 .829 .767 120 .644 0.3 0.0 1.000 .600 .200
2006 25 TEX AL 138 103 13 3.4 112 .247 .223 .276 .261 .341 .385 .440 .645 .781 64 .309 -7.8 -0.7 .569 .223 .162 1.7
2007 26 TEX AL 333 246 33 3.6 108 .297 .235 .272 .287 .340 .384 .425 .671 .765 75 .348 -12.6 -1.2 .570 .212 .150 3.3
2008 27 TEX AL 133 79 31 10.5 106 .388 .330 .269 .421 .337 .609 .423 1.030 .760 169 .798 11.8 1.1 1.139 .443 .278 4.2
2009 28 TEX AL 515 357 81 6.0 111 .278 .260 .272 .332 .341 .524 .436 .856 .778 117 .581 9.6 0.9 .870 .405 .264 24.9
2010 29 TEX AL 445 295 85 7.7 107 .348 .318 .271 .374 .340 .576 .423 .950 .763 146 .714 26.2 2.5 .979 .386 .258 19.2
2011 30 TEX AL 513 366 74 5.4 106 .288 .263 .268 .312 .335 .509 .425 .821 .759 113 .572 7.0 0.7 .774 .324 .246 13.7
2012 31 TEX AL 642 448 87 5.2 106 .301 .260 .266 .319 .332 .460 .428 .779 .760 104 .558 3.0 0.3 .734 .289 .200 12.0
2013 32 TEX AL 456 322 66 5.5 100 .295 .266 .260 .327 .325 .506 .411 .833 .736 124 .587 12.4 1.2 .792 .334 .240 8.4
2014 33 BAL AL 678 474 102 5.8 95 .288 .271 .257 .333 .320 .525 .397 .859 .717 137 .631 28.2 2.8 .812 .343 .254 7.3
2015 34 SEA AL 655 421 125 8.0 94 .350 .302 .250 .369 .312 .566 .404 .936 .716 159 .736 46.0 4.5 .950 .366 .264 5.6
2016 35 SEA AL 667 442 118 7.1 99 .320 .287 .253 .360 .317 .555 .416 .915 .733 147 .681 39.3 3.8 .920 .377 .268 3.8
12 Yrs 5182 3557 816 6.2 102 .308 .275 .263 .338 .328 .516 .418 .853 .746 126 .623 163.5 16.0 .830 .341 .241 117.4
162 Game Avg. 661 454 104 6.2 102 .308 .275 .263 .338 .328 .516 .418 .853 .746 126 .623 21 2 .830 .341 .241 15
TEX (8 yrs) 3175 2216 470 5.7 107 .302 .268 .268 .327 .335 .495 .426 .823 .761 114 .579 49.7 4.8 .792 .328 .228 91.9
SEA (2 yrs) 1322 863 243 7.5 96 .335 .294 .252 .365 .314 .561 .410 .925 .724 153 .709 85.3 8.3 .935 .372 .266 9.5
BAL (1 yr) 678 474 102 5.8 95 .288 .271 .257 .333 .320 .525 .397 .859 .717 137 .631 28.2 2.8 .812 .343 .254 7.3
MIL (1 yr) 7 4 1 6.7 108 .200 .200 .268 .429 .339 .400 .428 .829 .767 120 .643 0.3 0.0 1.000 .600 .200
AL (11 yrs) 5175 3553 815 6.1 102 .308 .275 .263 .338 .328 .516 .418 .853 .746 126 .623 163.2 15.9 .829 .341 .241 117.4
NL (1 yr) 7 4 1 6.7 108 .200 .200 .268 .429 .339 .400 .428 .829 .767 120 .643 0.3 0.0 1.000 .600 .200

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
2010 29 TEX AL ALDS TBR W 5 20 20 5 8 2 0 3 3 1 0 0 6 .400 .400 .950 1.350 19 1 0 0 0 0
2010 29 TEX AL ALCS NYY W 6 23 20 6 7 3 0 2 5 0 0 3 6 .350 .435 .800 1.235 16 0 0 0 0 1
2010 29 TEX AL WS SFG L 5 20 20 2 4 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 5 .200 .200 .450 .650 9 0 0 0 0 0
2011 30 TEX AL ALDS TBR W 4 15 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .067 .067 .067 .133 1 1 0 0 0 0
2011 MVP 30 TEX AL ALCS DET W 6 25 22 7 8 2 0 6 13 0 1 2 4 .364 .440 1.273 1.713 28 1 1 0 0 0
2011 30 TEX AL WS STL L 7 30 25 5 5 0 0 2 3 0 0 5 5 .200 .333 .440 .773 11 0 0 0 0 1
2012 31 TEX AL ALWC BAL L 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 33 BAL AL ALDS DET W 3 12 12 4 6 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 3 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 12 0 0 0 0 0
2014 33 BAL AL ALCS KCR L 4 18 16 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 .250 .333 .313 .646 5 1 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (9 Series) 41 167 154 31 45 10 0 16 34 1 1 12 36 .292 .347 .669 1.016 103 4 1 0 0 2
1 ALWC 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 ALDS 12 47 47 10 15 2 0 5 8 1 0 0 14 .319 .319 .681 1.000 32 2 0 0 0 0
3 ALCS 16 66 58 14 19 6 0 8 20 0 1 7 12 .328 .409 .845 1.254 49 2 1 0 0 1
2 WS 12 50 45 7 9 2 0 3 6 0 0 5 10 .200 .280 .444 .724 20 0 0 0 0 1

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 TEX AL 28 DNP
2013 TEX AL 32 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 BAL AL 33 as DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 SEA AL 34 as DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (3 GP) 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2005 24 MIL NL 7 0.0% 0.0% 28.6% 14.3% 100% 0.00 1.50 1.00 71% 0% 0.0% 0%
2006 25 TEX AL 138 4.4% 23.2% 5.1% 6.5% 31% 4.57 4.1 21.7 5.9 0.87 0.76 67% 9% 13.3% 13%
2007 26 TEX AL 333 2.7% 26.1% 6.3% 7.8% 36% 4.14 3.5 34.1 9.0 0.63 0.74 64% 16% 8.2% 18%
2008 27 TEX AL 133 5.3% 21.1% 12.8% 12.8% 45% 1.65 4.1 16.4 4.4 0.67 0.96 60% 22% 15.6% 13%
2009 28 TEX AL 515 6.4% 22.9% 9.5% 10.7% 46% 2.41 3.9 14.0 6.1 0.64 0.91 61% 18% 18.5% 15%
2010 29 TEX AL 445 4.9% 18.2% 8.5% 12.6% 44% 2.13 4.9 18.1 5.1 0.59 0.86 68% 18% 12.4% 13%
2011 30 TEX AL 513 5.7% 22.6% 6.4% 11.3% 46% 3.52 4.1 16.4 5.5 0.72 0.94 65% 17% 16.3% 16%
2012 31 TEX AL 642 3.7% 21.8% 7.5% 10.8% 45% 2.92 4.2 24.4 6.5 0.70 0.90 66% 18% 10.3% 12%
2013 32 TEX AL 456 5.9% 23.9% 7.7% 9.9% 41% 3.11 3.8 15.3 5.4 0.75 1.02 62% 19% 18.0% 15%
2014 33 BAL AL 678 5.9% 20.7% 8.1% 10.9% 45% 2.55 4.4 15.3 5.7 0.74 0.93 65% 23% 17.2% 15%
2015 34 SEA AL 655 6.7% 25.0% 9.0% 10.2% 38% 2.78 3.6 13.4 6.3 0.84 1.19 58% 28% 21.4% 11%
2016 35 SEA AL 667 6.5% 23.8% 9.3% 10.6% 42% 2.56 3.7 13.7 5.6 0.81 1.23 59% 24% 20.4% 13%
12 Yrs 5182 5.5% 22.7% 8.2% 10.6% 43% 2.76 4.0 16.5 5.9 0.72 0.96 63% 20% 16.1% 14%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.7% 8.2% 7.7% 33% 2.27 4.8 33.9 8.1 0.81 1.09 69% 21% 7.7% 12%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2005 24 MIL NL 0.3 0.0 7 0.0 0.1 -0.0 .60 0.1 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.72 0.5 0
2006 25 TEX AL -7.8 -0.7 139 -0.8 1.5 -2.3 .85 -0.4 -0.5 1.4 0.1 0.91 -4.9 0.01 3
2007 26 TEX AL -12.6 -1.2 344 -0.5 5.1 -5.6 .95 -1.1 0.6 -9.7 -0.9 0.93 -12.3 1.56 5
2008 27 TEX AL 11.8 1.1 138 0.7 2.6 -1.9 .94 0.7 0.1 13.8 1.3 1.01 11.4 0
2009 28 TEX AL 9.6 0.9 547 0.7 9.7 -9.0 .96 1.7 -0.9 13.6 1.2 0.95 18.6 2.47 4
2010 29 TEX AL 26.2 2.5 478 4.2 12.6 -8.4 1.13 3.6 0.1 30.8 2.8 1.01 34.9 3.29 4
2011 30 TEX AL 7.0 0.7 534 0.4 8.6 -8.2 .88 0.7 -0.2 13.0 1.2 0.95 10.5 0.87 2
2012 31 TEX AL 3.0 0.3 661 0.5 11.5 -10.9 .95 0.4 0.1 9.8 0.9 0.96 8.4 1.58 3
2013 32 TEX AL 12.4 1.2 467 0.6 8.4 -7.8 .97 1.8 -1.1 12.8 1.2 0.92 20.4 0
2014 33 BAL AL 28.2 2.8 690 2.4 15.1 -12.6 1.06 2.6 -0.3 23.4 2.3 0.96 23.9 0
2015 34 SEA AL 46.8 4.6 665 3.9 15.0 -11.1 1.04 4.2 -0.5 39.7 4.0 0.93 49.1 0
2016 35 SEA AL 39.3 3.8 678 1.8 13.7 -11.9 1.01 4.4 -2.7 30.5 3.0 0.97 47.8 0
12 Yrs 164.4 16.0 5348 14.1 103.9 -89.9 .99 18.6 -4.4 179.8 17.3 0.95 208.3 1.78 21

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2005 24 MIL NL 0 0 33% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 25 TEX AL 4 0 29% 40 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 40% 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 1 4
2007 26 TEX AL 3 1 30% 125 2 4 33% 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 4 36% 13 13 0 5 2 3 7 1 6
2008 27 TEX AL 0 0 25% 54 3 1 75% 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 39% 8 5 3 4 3 1 1 0 1
2009 28 TEX AL 3 0 30% 142 20 4 83% 13 3 7 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 13 31% 20 16 4 9 6 3 13 6 6
2010 29 TEX AL 4 0 26% 152 17 4 81% 13 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 1 2 1 1 18 38% 16 12 4 5 4 1 11 4 7
2011 30 TEX AL 4 0 27% 167 9 5 64% 9 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 12 24% 14 12 2 5 4 1 14 8 5
2012 31 TEX AL 13 0 34% 228 8 4 67% 8 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 11 1 4 2 4 13 30% 31 27 4 8 7 0 22 8 14
2013 32 TEX AL 3 0 18% 142 5 1 83% 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 3 1 0 7 22% 16 13 3 5 4 1 2 1 1
2014 33 BAL AL 8 0 25% 203 4 5 44% 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 8 3 3 2 0 10 33% 32 23 9 3 3 0 19 9 9
2015 34 SEA AL 4 0 23% 256 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 3 1 1 12 23% 38 32 5 7 7 0 12 4 8
2016 35 SEA AL 8 0 27% 236 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 2 3 15 37% 34 23 10 12 7 3 13 3 9
12 Yrs 54 1 27% 1749 74 30 71% 62 25 12 4 0 1 5 4 52 8 23 10 11 107 31% 227 181 44 63 47 13 119 45 70

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2005 24 MIL NL 7 43% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 25 TEX AL 138 36% 29 7 0 3 0 0 0 0.01 6 1 2 3 3 3 3 1 1 0 0% 22 1 5% 8 1 13% 78 16 21% 10 6 60% 3 2 67% 0
2007 26 TEX AL 333 32% 72 8 1 5 0 0 1 1.56 9 0 6 7 2 4 5 0 2 1 50% 57 5 9% 35 11 31% 198 27 14% 19 7 37% 13 8 62% 0
2008 27 TEX AL 133 28% 38 6 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 5 6 1 4 3 0 0 0 26 1 4% 8 1 13% 97 19 20% 9 3 33% 4 2 50% 0
2009 28 TEX AL 515 29% 120 13 1 4 0 0 0 2.47 33 1 15 26 7 18 15 0 1 0 0% 80 9 11% 44 8 18% 310 44 14% 27 13 48% 22 10 45% 0
2010 29 TEX AL 445 27% 127 16 0 4 0 0 0 3.29 22 0 12 18 4 13 9 0 2 1 50% 85 12 14% 46 11 24% 319 59 19% 36 16 44% 19 11 58% 0
2011 30 TEX AL 513 22% 125 12 0 2 0 0 0 0.87 29 0 9 19 10 19 10 0 0 0 94 8 9% 50 8 16% 321 60 19% 24 15 63% 19 10 53% 0
2012 31 TEX AL 642 25% 152 12 0 3 1 0 0 1.58 24 2 16 18 6 18 6 0 0 0 116 7 6% 66 17 26% 394 69 18% 36 16 44% 25 13 52% 0
2013 32 TEX AL 456 26% 110 10 0 0 0 0 0 27 2 9 22 5 13 14 0 0 0 82 14 17% 42 9 21% 270 51 19% 27 15 56% 18 8 44% 0
2014 33 BAL AL 678 24% 166 13 0 0 0 0 0 40 2 21 32 8 15 25 0 0 0 125 17 14% 43 11 26% 436 72 17% 36 19 53% 27 9 33% 0
2015 34 SEA AL 655 29% 178 19 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 9 30 14 17 27 0 0 0 100 6 6% 44 10 23% 373 53 14% 29 11 38% 27 16 59% 0
2016 35 SEA AL 667 33% 169 18 0 0 0 0 0 43 1 19 24 19 17 26 0 0 0 135 15 11% 63 19 30% 440 65 15% 42 23 55% 27 16 59% 0
12 Yrs 5182 28% 1287 134 2 21 1 0 1 1.78 284 9 123 205 79 141 143 1 6 2 33% 922 95 10% 449 106 24% 3236 535 17% 295 144 49% 204 105 51% 0
MLB Averages 54% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 56%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2005 24 MIL NL 8 30 3.75 14 46.7% 28.6% 14.3% 21.4% 35.7% 71.4% 0.0% 33.3% 80.0% 12.5% 12.5% 1 0 25.0% 2 1 37.5% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
2006 25 TEX AL 138 542 3.93 354 65.3% 23.4% 18.9% 29.7% 28.0% 76.6% 0.0% 50.0% 75.3% 37.7% 4.3% 6 0 13.0% 18 10 9.4% 13 11 8 24 25.0% 0 0 0
2007 26 TEX AL 334 1314 3.93 850 64.9% 23.8% 22.0% 28.0% 26.2% 76.2% 0.9% 49.5% 71.1% 34.7% 1.8% 6 0 12.9% 43 22 7.8% 26 19 18 69 20.7% 0 0 0
2008 27 TEX AL 133 495 3.72 296 60.8% 24.0% 17.6% 29.1% 29.4% 76.0% 4.0% 46.2% 76.9% 32.3% 10.5% 14 2 19.5% 26 7 9.8% 13 9 8 20 28.6% 0 0 0
2009 28 TEX AL 517 2006 3.88 1222 61.6% 21.5% 25.9% 24.3% 28.3% 78.5% 2.8% 48.3% 67.0% 37.9% 5.6% 29 7 15.5% 80 43 9.1% 47 32 24 94 20.3% 0 0 0
2010 29 TEX AL 445 1709 3.84 1047 61.9% 21.2% 21.1% 26.6% 31.0% 78.8% 2.6% 48.8% 73.2% 37.8% 4.9% 22 7 14.2% 63 32 11.0% 49 26 17 64 21.0% 0 0 0
2011 30 TEX AL 513 1997 3.89 1271 63.8% 21.0% 23.3% 27.2% 28.5% 79.0% 0.6% 50.4% 70.5% 34.3% 6.0% 31 6 17.2% 88 42 9.4% 48 31 13 103 11.2% 0 0 0
2012 31 TEX AL 642 2467 3.84 1544 62.7% 24.1% 21.3% 25.5% 29.1% 75.9% 0.3% 47.6% 71.9% 27.7% 4.4% 28 6 13.1% 84 40 7.8% 50 37 26 114 18.6% 0 0 0
2013 32 TEX AL 457 1797 3.93 1133 63.3% 26.2% 21.2% 25.4% 27.2% 73.8% 1.2% 46.7% 71.3% 28.9% 3.9% 18 2 14.0% 64 33 7.0% 32 21 23 86 21.1% 0 0 0
2014 33 BAL AL 680 2530 3.72 1603 64.1% 22.3% 21.3% 26.5% 29.8% 77.7% 3.2% 49.8% 72.5% 31.9% 3.4% 23 2 12.2% 83 45 7.5% 51 38 26 114 18.6% 0 0 0
2015 34 SEA AL 656 2627 4.00 1638 63.2% 23.0% 23.6% 27.4% 26.1% 77.0% 3.5% 48.7% 69.3% 28.7% 4.7% 31 4 14.0% 92 44 9.5% 62 39 28 136 17.1% 0 0 0
2016 35 SEA AL 667 2732 4.10 1683 62.0% 23.0% 22.4% 28.6% 26.0% 77.0% 1.7% 47.8% 70.9% 28.0% 4.0% 27 6 15.1% 101 53 9.0% 60 43 21 138 13.2% 0 0 0
12 Yrs 5190 20246 3.90 12655 63.0% 22.9% 22.3% 26.8% 28.0% 77.1% 2.0% 48.5% 71.1% 31.9% 4.5% 236 42 14.3% 744 372 8.7% 454 308 212 962 18.1% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.81 63.5% 27.4% 15.4% 27.2% 30.0% 72.6% 1.5% 46.1% 78.8% 27.4% 4.8% 14.2% 8.6% 24.6%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2005 24 8 7 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .429 .400 .829 120 2 0 0 0 0 0
2006 25 49 145 135 16 30 4 0 6 22 1 0 9 32 .222 .269 .385 .654 67 52 1 0 0 1 0
2007 26 145 478 442 51 102 19 2 15 56 3 4 30 119 .231 .282 .385 .666 72 170 6 2 1 2 1
2008 27 176 611 557 70 140 28 3 22 82 6 5 47 147 .251 .312 .431 .743 92 240 7 3 1 2 3
2009 28 304 1126 1019 145 260 49 4 55 158 26 9 96 265 .255 .321 .473 .794 104 482 16 5 1 4 9
2010 29 412 1571 1418 205 387 80 7 77 236 43 13 134 346 .273 .336 .502 .838 116 712 28 6 2 10 14
2011 30 536 2084 1893 269 512 108 8 106 323 52 18 167 462 .270 .330 .504 .834 115 954 36 8 2 13 15
2012 31 695 2726 2478 355 664 153 8 130 413 60 22 215 602 .268 .328 .494 .821 112 1223 43 13 2 17 17
2013 32 804 3182 2891 404 774 171 8 157 489 65 23 250 711 .268 .327 .495 .823 114 1432 57 17 2 21 19
2014 33 963 3860 3504 491 940 203 10 197 597 69 28 305 851 .268 .328 .501 .829 118 1754 74 22 2 26 27
2015 34 1115 4515 4094 581 1118 225 11 241 690 72 30 364 1015 .273 .334 .510 .844 123 2088 80 27 2 27 36
2016 35 1270 5182 4683 677 1287 252 12 284 795 74 30 426 1174 .275 .338 .516 .853 126 2415 95 36 2 34 41

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2005 24 8 7 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .429 .400 .829 1 8
2006 25 41 137 129 14 28 3 0 6 20 1 7 32 .217 .255 .380 .635 12 41
2007 26 96 328 304 32 69 14 2 9 32 2 20 87 .227 .278 .375 .653 31 96
2008 27 31 130 113 18 36 9 1 7 24 3 16 28 .319 .408 .602 1.009 27 31
2009 28 128 505 455 67 113 20 1 31 68 19 46 118 .248 .319 .501 .820 72 128
2010 29 108 439 394 56 122 30 3 21 73 16 37 81 .310 .365 .561 .926 81 108
2011 30 124 507 470 60 120 27 1 28 81 9 32 116 .255 .304 .496 .799 70 124
2012 31 159 634 579 80 146 43 0 23 84 8 46 140 .252 .311 .446 .756 79 159
2013 32 109 457 414 50 111 18 0 27 78 5 35 109 .268 .328 .507 .835 69 109
2014 33 159 685 618 91 171 33 2 41 114 4 57 140 .277 .340 .536 .876 112 159
2015 34 152 668 600 98 188 23 1 46 101 3 62 164 .313 .382 .585 .967 133 152
2016 35 155 672 593 100 173 28 1 44 109 2 63 159 .292 .365 .565 .930 121 155
12 Yrs 1270 5169 4674 667 1278 249 12 283 784 72 423 1174 .273 .336 .513 .850 808 1270
162 Game Avg. 162 659 596 85 163 32 2 36 100 9 54 150 .273 .336 .513 .850 103 1270



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Awards (yr lg award)
2011 AL ALCS MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2014 AL (7, 24%)
2015 AL (6, 22%)
2016 AL (15, 1%)
0.47 Career Shares (489th)

Silver Sluggers
2015 AL (OF)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2015 April AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2010 May 23rd AL Player of the Week
2014 Jun 1st AL Player of the Week
2014 Sep 7th AL Player of the Week
2015 Apr 19th AL Player of the Week

Offensive WARs c a p y
2015 AL  6.0 (3rd)
2016 AL  5.0 (10th)
Active  28.2 (45th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2015 AL  .302 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2015 AL  .369 (10th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2014 AL  .525 (6th)
2015 AL  .566 (3rd)
2016 AL  .555 (3rd)
Active  .516 (12th)
Career  .516 (68th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2015 AL  .936 (4th)
2016 AL  .915 (6th)
Active  .853 (23rd)
Career  .853 (163rd)

Games Played s c a p y
2012 AL  159 (10th)
2014 AL  159 (4th)

At Bats s c a p y
2014 AL  613 (10th)

Hits s c a p y
2015 AL  178 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2014 AL  322 (3rd)
2015 AL  334 (3rd)
2016 AL  327 (9th)
Active  2,415 (37th)

Doubles s c a p y
2012 AL  45 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2009 AL  33 (8th)
2014 AL  40 (1st)
2015 AL  44 (2nd)
2016 AL  43 (2nd)
Active  284 (15th)
Career  284 (164th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2014 AL  108 (3rd)
2016 AL  105 (8th)
Active  795 (33rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2015 AL  164 (3rd)
2016 AL  159 (10th)
Active  1,174 (26th)
Career  1,174 (188th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2015 AL  159 (3rd)
2016 AL  147 (6th)
Active  126 (26th)
Career  126 (229th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2014 AL  102 (9th)
2015 AL  125 (3rd)
2016 AL  118 (7th)
Active  816 (42nd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2015 AL  46 (2nd)
2016 AL  39 (6th)
Active  164 (31st)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2015 AL  4.5 (2nd)
2016 AL  3.8 (6th)
Active  16.0 (31st)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2012 AL  69 (9th)
2014 AL  74 (3rd)
2015 AL  67 (10th)
2016 AL  71 (10th)
Active  548 (35th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2015 AL  242 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2015 AL  .736 (3rd)
2016 AL  .681 (7th)
Active  .623 (30th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2016 AL  9 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2016 AL  7 (5th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2015 AL  9 (8th)

SB % s c a p y
2009 AL  83.33 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2009 AL  24.9 (2nd)
2010 AL  19.2 (6th)
Active  117.4 (38th)

AB per HR s c a p y
2009 AL  14.0 (3rd)
2011 AL  16.4 (8th)
2013 AL  15.3 (8th)**
2014 AL  15.3 (4th)
2015 AL  13.4 (2nd)
2016 AL  13.7 (3rd)
Active  16.5 (7th)
Career  16.5 (40th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2015 AL  39.67 (8th)
2016 AL  30.53 (9th)
Active  179.84 (33rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2010 AL  4.2 (4th)
2015 AL  3.9 (4th)
Active  14.1 (42nd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2010 AL  3.6 (8th)
2015 AL  4.2 (3rd)
2016 AL  4.4 (5th)
Active  18.6 (30th)
Career  18.6 (248th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2015 AL  4.0 (8th)
2016 AL  3.0 (9th)
Active  17.3 (35th)

A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (436), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 45 (577), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 45 (444), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 21 (691), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (89th), 26.2 career WAR/24.3 7yr-peak WAR/25.3 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/43.0 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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