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Ken Harvey

Kenneth Eugene Harvey

Positions: First Baseman and Designated Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: March 1, 1978 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Beverly Hills HS (Beverly Hills, CA)
School: University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 5th round of the 1999 amateur draft.
Signed June 4, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 2001 (Age 23)
Rookie Status: Lost 2003 [*]
Team: Royals 2001-2005
Agents: Michael Watkins [*]
Final Game: May 18, 2005 (Age 27)
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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
2001 23 KCR AL 4 12 12 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 .250 .250 .333 .583 49 4 1 0 0 0 0 /3D
2003 25 KCR AL 135 524 485 50 129 30 0 13 64 2 3 29 94 .266 .313 .408 .721 84 198 15 5 3 2 4 3D
2004 26 KCR AL 120 494 456 47 131 20 1 13 55 1 1 28 89 .287 .338 .421 .759 96 192 14 8 0 2 2 3D/7 AS
2005 27 KCR AL 12 48 45 4 10 3 0 1 5 0 0 3 13 .222 .271 .356 .626 66 16 0 0 0 0 0 /D3
4 Yrs 271 1078 998 102 273 54 1 27 126 3 5 60 200 .274 .322 .411 .733 88 410 30 13 3 4 6
162 Game Avg. 162 644 597 61 163 32 1 16 75 2 3 36 120 .274 .322 .411 .733 88 245 18 8 2 2 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
2001 23 KCR AL 4 12 -0 -1 -0 -0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .448 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /3D
2003 25 KCR AL 135 524 -8 -2 -0 3 -9 -16 -1.5 20 4 0.3 .488 .490 0.0 -0.5 1 $300,000 3D
2004 26 KCR AL 120 494 -2 -2 -1 -8 -8 -22 -2.0 19 -3 -0.2 .482 .487 0.4 -1.5 5 $317,500 3D/7 AS
2005 27 KCR AL 12 48 -2 -0 0 -1 -1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .461 .497 -0.2 -0.2 -2 /D3
4 Seasons 271 1078 -13 -6 -1 -6 -18 -45 -4.2 40 -4 -0.4 .484 .489 0.1 -2.2 2 $617,500

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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 Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2001 KCR AL 23 1B 3 3 1 17.0 12 11 1 0 1 1.000 -0 -21 6.35 4.00 .993 9.37 9.30
2001 KCR AL 23 DH 1 1
2003 KCR AL 25 1B 99 94 87 816.1 896 805 80 11 78 .988 -0 3 -0 5 9.76 8.94 .993 9.55 9.46
2003 KCR AL 25 DH 32 32
2004 KCR AL 26 1B 73 73 69 630.0 666 610 52 4 73 .994 -8 -7 -16 -14 9.46 9.07 .994 9.31 9.25 AS
2004 KCR AL 26 DH 41 41 AS
2004 KCR AL 26 LF 4 4 2 30.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -20 -40 1.20 1.00 .982 2.04 2.02 AS
2004 KCR AL 26 OF 4 4 2 30.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -20 -40 1.20 1.00 .985 2.31 2.28 AS
2005 KCR AL 27 DH 7 7
2005 KCR AL 27 1B 5 5 3 37.0 41 41 0 0 2 1.000 -1 -1 -26 -36 9.97 8.20 .994 9.61 9.48
4 Seasons 1B 180 175 160 1500.1 1615 1467 133 15 154 .991 -10 -5 -8 -4 9.60 8.89 .993 9.45 9.37
1 Season LF 4 4 2 30.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -20 -40 1.20 1.00 .982 2.04 2.02
1 Season OF 4 4 2 30.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -20 -40 1.20 1.00 .985 2.31 2.28
4 Seasons TOT 184 179 162 1530.1 1619 1471 133 15 154 .991 -10 -6 -8 -4 9.43 8.72 .993 9.31 9.22
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 1B s c a p y
2003 AL  11 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1813), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS First Base (794th), -0.4 career WAR/-0.4 7yr-peak WAR/-0.4 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 2, 1999: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 5th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1999.
  • December 16, 2005: Released by the Kansas City Royals.
  • January 27, 2006: Signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.
  • October 15, 2006: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 3, 2007: Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins.
  • October 29, 2007: 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
200325Kansas City Royals$300,0004/3/03 AP
200426Kansas City Royals$317,5004/7/04 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$617,500
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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Name and misspellings: Kenneth Eugene Ken kenny keny king Harvey

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