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Brian Giles

Brian Jeffrey Giles

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: April 27, 1960 in Manhattan, KS
High School: Kearny HS (San Diego, CA)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 3rd round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 12, 1981 (Age 21)
Rookie Status: Lost 1982 [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Mariners/Brewers/WhiteSox 1981-1990

Final Game: July 7, 1990 (Age 30)
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Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1981 21 NYM NL 9 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 /46
1982 22 NYM NL 45 152 138 14 29 5 0 3 10 6 1 12 29 .210 .270 .312 .581 63 43 0 0 0 2 1 4/6
1983 23 NYM NL 145 445 400 39 98 15 0 2 27 17 10 36 77 .245 .308 .298 .606 70 119 8 2 4 3 1 *46
1985 25 MIL AL 34 65 58 6 10 1 0 1 1 2 1 7 16 .172 .262 .241 .503 40 14 1 0 0 0 0 64/D
1986 26 CHW AL 9 11 11 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .273 .273 .273 .545 47 3 1 0 0 0 0 /46
1990 30 SEA AL 45 110 95 15 22 6 0 4 11 2 1 15 24 .232 .336 .421 .757 111 40 1 0 0 0 0 6/45D
6 Yrs 287 791 709 74 162 27 0 10 50 27 13 70 151 .228 .298 .309 .607 70 219 11 2 5 5 2
162 Game Avg. 162 446 400 42 91 15 0 6 28 15 7 40 85 .228 .298 .309 .607 70 124 6 1 3 3 1
NYM (3 yrs) 199 605 545 53 127 20 0 5 37 23 11 48 109 .233 .295 .297 .592 66 162 8 2 5 5 2
SEA (1 yr) 45 110 95 15 22 6 0 4 11 2 1 15 24 .232 .336 .421 .757 111 40 1 0 0 0 0
CHW (1 yr) 9 11 11 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .273 .273 .273 .545 47 3 1 0 0 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 34 65 58 6 10 1 0 1 1 2 1 7 16 .172 .262 .241 .503 40 14 1 0 0 0 0
AL (3 yrs) 88 186 164 21 35 7 0 5 13 4 2 22 42 .213 .306 .348 .654 82 57 3 0 0 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 199 605 545 53 127 20 0 5 37 23 11 48 109 .233 .295 .297 .592 66 162 8 2 5 5 2

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
1981 21 NYM NL 9 8 -2 -0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 /46
1982 22 NYM NL 45 152 -8 -0 1 2 1 -4 -0.4 5 1 0.1 .490 .497 -0.2 0.4 -1 4/6
1983 23 NYM NL 145 445 -14 -1 1 2 5 -8 -1.0 15 7 0.6 .494 .495 0.2 0.7 5 $56,500 *46
1985 25 MIL AL 34 65 -4 -1 0 2 2 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .495 .499 -0.1 0.3 -1 64/D
1986 26 CHW AL 9 11 -1 -0 -0 -0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $80,000 /46
1990 30 SEA AL 45 110 2 0 0 0 2 5 0.5 4 9 0.9 .511 .503 0.8 0.3 8 6/45D
6 Seasons 287 791 -28 -2 1 6 10 -12 -1.4 27 16 1.3 .495 .497 0.6 1.8 9 $136,500
NYM (3 yrs) 199 605 -24 -1 1 5 6 -13 -1.6 21 8 0.5 .493 .495 -0.1 1.2 3 $56,500
SEA (1 yr) 45 110 2 0 0 0 2 5 0.5 4 9 0.9 .511 .503 0.8 0.3 8
CHW (1 yr) 9 11 -1 -0 -0 -0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $80,000
MIL (1 yr) 34 65 -4 -1 0 2 2 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .495 .499 -0.1 0.3 -1

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
1981 NYM NL 21 2B 2 0 0 5.0 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 0 48 5.40 1.50 .983 5.58 5.55
1981 NYM NL 21 SS 2 1 1 11.2 10 4 6 0 1 1.000 0 51 7.71 5.00 .960 5.09 5.10
1982 NYM NL 22 2B 45 41 34 360.2 252 121 129 2 27 .992 2 5 6.24 5.56 .978 5.42 5.43
1982 NYM NL 22 SS 2 0 0 4.0 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 0 90 11.25 2.50 .968 4.95 5.00
1983 NYM NL 23 2B 140 120 88 1029.2 693 299 380 14 87 .980 2 3 5.93 4.85 .978 5.33 5.31
1983 NYM NL 23 SS 12 1 0 29.2 20 10 10 0 3 1.000 -0 -4 6.07 1.67 .967 4.85 4.83
1985 MIL AL 25 SS 20 11 4 97.0 54 21 31 2 5 .963 2 25 4.82 2.60 .964 4.64 4.60
1985 MIL AL 25 2B 13 8 7 78.1 54 27 27 0 5 1.000 -0 -8 6.20 4.15 .982 5.29 5.24
1985 MIL AL 25 DH 2 0
1986 CHW AL 26 2B 7 3 1 27.1 26 15 11 0 6 1.000 -0 -13 8.56 3.71 .981 5.10 5.06
1986 CHW AL 26 SS 1 1 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -24 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.50
1990 SEA AL 30 SS 37 28 22 253.0 134 51 80 3 25 .978 1 3 4.66 3.54 .973 4.74 4.69
1990 SEA AL 30 2B 2 2 2 18.0 11 6 5 0 2 1.000 -0 -13 5.50 5.50 .984 5.25 5.20
1990 SEA AL 30 3B 1 0 0 3.0 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 9.00 3.00 .943 2.70 2.70
1990 SEA AL 30 DH 1 0
6 Seasons 2B 209 174 132 1519.0 1039 469 554 16 128 .985 3 3 6.06 4.89 .978 5.34 5.32
6 Seasons SS 74 42 27 400.1 223 87 131 5 35 .978 3 10 4.90 2.95 .970 4.73 4.71
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 3.0 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 9.00 3.00 .943 2.70 2.70
6 Seasons TOT 284 216 159 1922.1 1265 556 688 21 164 .983 7 4 5.82 4.38 .977 5.21 5.15
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

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1983 NL  14 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1983 NL  5.93 (2nd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1983 NL  .980 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1981 NL  born 1960-04-27 (8th)

Transactions

  • June 6, 1978: Drafted by the New York Mets in the 3rd round of the 1978 amateur draft.
  • December 3, 1984: Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers from the New York Mets in the 1984 rule 5 draft.
  • October 15, 1985: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 12, 1985: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago White Sox.
  • October 15, 1987: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 11, 1988: Signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.
  • October 15, 1988: Granted Free Agency.
  • February 21, 1989: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.
  • October 15, 1989: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 2, 1989: Signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.
  • October 15, 1990: Granted Free Agency.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
198323New York Mets$56,5001/15/84 NYT
198626Chicago White Sox$80,0001986 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$136,500
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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