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Lew Ford

Jon Lewis Ford (twitter: @Captainlew20)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 12, 1976 in Beaumont, TX
High School: Port Neches-Groves HS (Port Neches, TX)
Schools: Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX), Seminole State College (Seminole, OK), Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 12th round of the 1999 amateur draft.
Signed June 7, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 29, 2003 (Age 26.290)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Orioles 2003-2012
Agents: LSW Baseball [*]
Final Game: September 29, 2012 (Age 36.048)
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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
2003 26 MIN AL 34 83 73 16 24 7 1 3 15 2 0 8 9 .329 .402 .575 .978 154 42 1 1 1 0 0 8/79D
2004 27 MIN AL 154 658 569 89 170 31 4 15 72 20 2 67 75 .299 .381 .446 .827 114 254 15 13 2 7 3 *78D9 MVP-24
2005 28 MIN AL 147 590 522 70 138 30 4 7 53 13 6 45 85 .264 .338 .377 .716 89 197 9 16 2 5 2 8D79
2006 29 MIN AL 104 255 234 40 53 6 1 4 18 9 1 16 43 .226 .287 .312 .599 57 73 5 4 1 0 0 798/D
2007 30 MIN AL 55 130 116 13 27 6 0 3 14 3 1 11 24 .233 .315 .362 .677 83 42 4 3 0 0 0 78/D9
2012 35 BAL AL 25 79 71 7 13 3 0 3 4 1 0 7 13 .183 .256 .352 .609 64 25 3 0 1 0 0 7/D9
6 Yrs 519 1795 1585 235 425 83 10 35 176 48 10 154 249 .268 .345 .399 .744 95 633 37 37 7 12 5
162 Game Avg. 162 560 495 73 133 26 3 11 55 15 3 48 78 .268 .345 .399 .744 95 198 12 12 2 4 2
MIN (5 yrs) 494 1716 1514 228 412 80 10 32 172 47 10 147 236 .272 .349 .402 .750 96 608 34 37 6 12 5
BAL (1 yr) 25 79 71 7 13 3 0 3 4 1 0 7 13 .183 .256 .352 .609 64 25 3 0 1 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
2003 26 MIN AL 34 83 5 1 1 3 -1 9 0.9 3 12 1.2 .525 .505 0.9 0.2 9 8/79D
2004 27 MIN AL 154 658 10 4 1 11 -5 21 2.2 25 45 4.5 .513 .512 3.3 0.7 34 *78D9 MVP-24
2005 28 MIN AL 147 590 -7 2 3 9 -4 3 0.3 22 25 2.4 .502 .502 1.5 0.5 16 $385,000 8D79
2006 29 MIN AL 104 255 -15 2 -0 9 -4 -8 -0.8 10 2 0.2 .492 .495 -0.7 0.6 -7 $425,000 798/D
2007 30 MIN AL 55 130 -3 0 0 0 -2 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .494 .498 0.2 -0.1 2 $985,000 78/D9
2012 35 BAL AL 25 79 -4 1 0 2 -2 -3 -0.3 3 0 -0.0 .488 .498 -0.2 0.1 -2 7/D9
6 Seasons 519 1795 -13 10 4 34 -17 18 2.0 67 85 8.4 .503 .503 4.9 1.9 51 $1,795,000
MIN (5 yrs) 494 1716 -9 9 4 32 -16 21 2.3 64 85 8.4 .504 .503 5.1 1.9 53 $1,795,000
BAL (1 yr) 25 79 -4 1 0 2 -2 -3 -0.3 3 0 -0.0 .488 .498 -0.2 0.1 -2

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
2003 26 MIN AL 83 51 18 9.4 108 .344 .329 .269 .402 .335 .575 .430 .978 .766 154 .760 5.9 0.6 1.060 .384 .247 2.4
2004 27 MIN AL 658 425 102 6.4 111 .319 .299 .273 .381 .341 .446 .438 .827 .779 114 .597 14.0 1.3 .846 .297 .148 17.1
2005 28 MIN AL 590 406 69 4.5 107 .301 .264 .270 .338 .334 .377 .429 .716 .762 89 .465 -6.7 -0.6 .664 .213 .113 9.1
2006 29 MIN AL 255 188 22 3.1 109 .262 .226 .273 .287 .337 .312 .434 .599 .771 57 .280 -15.5 -1.4 .540 .188 .085 5.5
2007 30 MIN AL 130 94 13 3.7 103 .270 .233 .265 .315 .332 .362 .414 .677 .746 83 .360 -2.8 -0.3 .617 .241 .129 3.0
2012 35 BAL AL 79 62 6 2.6 100 .182 .183 .258 .256 .323 .352 .416 .609 .739 64 .261 -3.8 -0.4 .541 .282 .169 1.5
6 Yrs 1795 1226 230 5.0 108 .297 .268 .271 .345 .336 .399 .431 .744 .768 95 .496 -8.8 -0.9 .714 .252 .131 40.5
162 Game Avg. 560 383 72 5.0 108 .297 .268 .271 .345 .336 .399 .431 .744 .768 95 .496 -8.8 -0.9 .714 .252 .131 13
MIN (5 yrs) 1716 1164 224 5.1 109 .302 .272 .271 .349 .337 .402 .432 .750 .769 96 .506 -5.1 -0.5 .723 .251 .129 38.1
BAL (1 yr) 79 62 6 2.6 100 .182 .183 .258 .256 .323 .352 .416 .609 .739 64 .261 -3.8 -0.4 .541 .282 .169 1.5

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
2003 26 MIN AL ALDS NYY L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 27 MIN AL ALDS NYY L 3 13 11 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 .273 .385 .364 .748 4 0 2 0 0 0
2006 29 MIN AL ALDS OAK L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 35 BAL AL ALWC TEX W 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 35 BAL AL ALDS NYY L 3 8 8 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .500 .875 4 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (5 Series) 9 22 20 3 6 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 3 .300 .364 .400 .764 8 0 2 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 ALDS 8 22 20 2 6 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 3 .300 .364 .400 .764 8 0 2 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
2003 26 MIN AL 83 3.6% 10.8% 9.6% 13.3% 46% 1.13 8.1 24.3 4.9 0.85 1.26 73% 15% 10.7% 18%
2004 27 MIN AL 658 2.3% 11.4% 10.2% 7.6% 29% 1.12 7.6 37.9 7.9 1.07 1.22 74% 15% 7.0% 11%
2005 28 MIN AL 590 1.2% 14.4% 7.6% 7.0% 30% 1.89 6.1 74.6 9.8 1.16 1.41 74% 14% 3.9% 12%
2006 29 MIN AL 255 1.6% 16.9% 6.3% 4.3% 21% 2.69 5.4 58.5 13.0 1.12 1.34 73% 15% 4.9% 9%
2007 30 MIN AL 130 2.3% 18.5% 8.5% 6.9% 33% 2.18 4.8 38.7 8.3 0.96 1.34 68% 13% 7.1% 11%
2012 35 BAL AL 79 3.8% 16.5% 8.9% 7.6% 46% 1.86 5.5 23.7 17.8 0.93 1.33 70% 7% 13.6% 27%
6 Yrs 1795 2.0% 13.9% 8.6% 7.1% 30% 1.62 6.4 45.3 9.0 1.08 1.31 73% 14% 6.2% 12%
MLB Averages 2.7% 17.6% 8.4% 7.9% 34% 2.09 5.1 33.3 7.8 0.80 1.08 70% 19% 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
2003 26 MIN AL 5.9 0.6 87 0.4 1.7 -1.3 .94 0.5 -0.1 5.1 0.5 1.02 7.6 0.50 6
2004 27 MIN AL 14.0 1.3 690 0.4 11.9 -11.5 1.01 1.4 -1.1 7.3 0.7 0.93 12.3 1.26 3
2005 28 MIN AL -6.7 -0.6 615 1.5 12.5 -11.0 1.14 -0.7 2.0 -3.6 -0.3 0.95 -7.6 2.01 7
2006 29 MIN AL -15.5 -1.4 270 -0.5 3.7 -4.2 .88 -1.2 0.6 -11.2 -1.0 0.92 -15.7 0.74 7
2007 30 MIN AL -2.8 -0.3 137 -0.3 2.0 -2.3 .98 -0.1 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3 0.95 -0.6 0.64 5
2012 35 BAL AL -3.8 -0.4 82 -0.5 1.0 -1.4 .86 -0.1 -0.4 -4.9 -0.5 0.88 -2.9 3.35 3
6 Yrs -8.8 -0.9 1881 0.9 32.6 -31.7 1.03 -0.0 0.9 -10.1 -1.0 0.94 -6.9 1.27 31

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
2003 26 MIN AL 0 0 38% 50 2 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 38% 7 6 1 2 1 1 7 3 4
2004 27 MIN AL 4 0 32% 275 20 2 91% 20 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 0 2 2 3 19 48% 35 18 16 12 9 3 17 4 12
2005 28 MIN AL 7 0 33% 200 13 6 68% 12 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 2 2 1 10 51% 23 16 6 11 6 5 21 4 17
2006 29 MIN AL 1 0 42% 100 9 1 90% 5 0 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 54% 20 11 9 5 3 2 12 3 9
2007 30 MIN AL 1 0 22% 58 3 1 75% 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 27% 7 5 2 1 1 0 3 2 1
2012 35 BAL AL 0 0 22% 32 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50% 3 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0
6 Yrs 13 0 33% 715 48 10 83% 40 9 8 1 0 0 3 3 17 3 5 4 5 41 48% 95 57 36 34 22 12 60 16 43

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
2003 26 MIN AL 83 51% 24 4 0 6 3 1 1 0.50 3 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 3 1 33% 23 1 4% 13 3 23% 57 12 21% 6 4 67% 5 1 20% 0
2004 27 MIN AL 658 30% 170 41 3 3 1 1 1 1.26 15 0 15 7 8 6 9 0 5 2 40% 120 15 13% 55 22 40% 406 60 15% 36 23 64% 24 15 63% 0
2005 28 MIN AL 590 29% 138 31 1 7 4 0 1 2.01 7 0 14 6 1 6 1 0 6 2 33% 103 9 9% 44 15 34% 367 47 13% 28 12 43% 16 7 44% 0
2006 29 MIN AL 255 43% 53 8 0 7 1 0 0 0.74 4 0 7 0 4 2 2 0 2 1 50% 36 5 14% 21 5 24% 125 14 11% 7 4 57% 8 5 63% 0
2007 30 MIN AL 130 38% 27 5 0 5 1 0 0 0.64 3 0 3 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 29 4 14% 8 1 13% 85 11 13% 3 2 67% 4 2 50% 0
2012 35 BAL AL 79 70% 13 1 0 3 0 0 0 3.35 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 100% 17 3 18% 6 1 17% 40 1 3% 1 0 0% 3 1 33% 0
6 Yrs 1795 35% 425 90 4 31 10 2 3 1.27 35 0 39 17 18 20 15 0 17 7 41% 328 37 11% 147 47 32% 1080 145 13% 81 45 56% 60 31 52% 0
MLB Averages 54% 67% 11% 33% 15% 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
2003 26 MIN AL 83 316 3.81 205 64.9% 30.7% 9.3% 28.3% 31.7% 69.3% 0.0% 44.9% 86.6% 21.7% 6.0% 5 0 13.3% 11 1 12.0% 10 6 2 6 22.2% 0 0 0
2004 27 MIN AL 660 2522 3.82 1524 60.7% 33.7% 9.8% 23.5% 33.0% 66.3% 1.1% 40.3% 85.2% 16.8% 4.1% 27 0 13.2% 87 29 8.9% 59 27 22 53 29.3% -2 0 0
2005 28 MIN AL 593 2353 3.97 1472 62.8% 32.0% 9.9% 27.9% 30.2% 68.0% 0.9% 42.7% 85.4% 21.6% 4.9% 29 0 13.8% 82 27 9.4% 56 36 24 61 28.2% -3 0 0
2006 29 MIN AL 255 1041 4.08 674 64.7% 32.0% 9.2% 30.3% 28.5% 68.0% 0.0% 44.0% 86.5% 17.3% 3.5% 9 0 16.9% 43 17 7.8% 20 11 11 32 25.6% 0 0 0
2007 30 MIN AL 130 548 4.22 355 64.8% 29.9% 12.7% 31.5% 25.9% 70.1% 0.0% 45.4% 81.9% 20.0% 4.6% 6 0 13.1% 17 3 8.5% 11 7 5 19 20.8% 0 0 0
2012 35 BAL AL 80 324 4.05 196 60.5% 21.9% 13.3% 34.7% 30.1% 78.1% 0.0% 47.2% 83.0% 21.3% 6.3% 5 0 12.5% 10 5 7.5% 6 3 1 12 7.7% -1 0 0
6 Yrs 1801 7104 3.94 4426 62.5% 31.9% 10.1% 27.4% 30.6% 68.1% 0.7% 42.5% 85.1% 19.1% 4.5% 81 0 13.9% 250 82 9.0% 162 90 65 183 26.1% -6 0 0
MLB Averages 3.78 63.2% 27.5% 14.7% 27.1% 30.7% 72.5% 1.7% 45.8% 79.8% 27.4% 5.0% 14.6% 8.8% 25.3%

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
2003 26 34 83 73 16 24 7 1 3 15 2 0 8 9 .329 .402 .575 .978 154 42 1 1 1 0 0
2004 27 188 741 642 105 194 38 5 18 87 22 2 75 84 .302 .383 .461 .845 118 296 16 14 3 7 3
2005 28 335 1331 1164 175 332 68 9 25 140 35 8 120 169 .285 .363 .424 .787 105 493 25 30 5 12 5
2006 29 439 1586 1398 215 385 74 10 29 158 44 9 136 212 .275 .351 .405 .756 97 566 30 34 6 12 5
2007 30 494 1716 1514 228 412 80 10 32 172 47 10 147 236 .272 .349 .402 .750 96 608 34 37 6 12 5
2008 31 494 1716 1514 228 412 80 10 32 172 47 10 147 236 .272 .349 .402 .750 96 608 34 37 6 12 5
2009 32 494 1716 1514 228 412 80 10 32 172 47 10 147 236 .272 .349 .402 .750 96 608 34 37 6 12 5
2010 33 494 1716 1514 228 412 80 10 32 172 47 10 147 236 .272 .349 .402 .750 96 608 34 37 6 12 5
2011 34 494 1716 1514 228 412 80 10 32 172 47 10 147 236 .272 .349 .402 .750 96 608 34 37 6 12 5
2012 35 519 1795 1585 235 425 83 10 35 176 48 10 154 249 .268 .345 .399 .744 95 633 37 37 7 12 5

Neutralized Batting

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 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
2003 26 34 82 72 15 23 7 1 3 14 2 8 9 .319 .395 .569 .965 16 34
2004 27 154 644 560 82 161 29 4 14 66 19 63 75 .288 .368 .429 .796 87 154
2005 28 147 587 520 68 136 30 4 7 52 13 44 85 .262 .335 .375 .710 62 147
2006 29 104 255 234 40 53 6 1 4 18 9 16 43 .226 .287 .312 .599 20 104
2007 30 55 131 117 13 28 6 0 3 14 3 11 24 .239 .321 .368 .688 13 55
2012 35 25 81 72 8 14 3 0 3 4 1 8 13 .194 .275 .361 .636 7 25
6 Yrs 519 1780 1575 226 415 81 10 34 168 47 150 249 .263 .339 .392 .731 205 519
162 Game Avg. 162 556 492 71 130 25 3 11 52 15 47 78 .263 .339 .392 .731 64 519



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2004 AL (24, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2005 Aug 21st AL Player of the Week

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2004 AL  13 (6th)
2005 AL  16 (5th)

SB % s c a p y
2004 AL  90.91 (4th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2113), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (237th), 8.4 career WAR/8.4 7yr-peak WAR/8.4 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Jon Lew Lewis lou Ford

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