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Mike Hessman

Michael Steven Hessman

Positions: Pinch Hitter, First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: March 5, 1978 in Fountain Valley, CA
High School: Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, CA)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 15th round of the 1996 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 1996. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 22, 2003 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Braves/Mets/Tigers 2003-2010
2014 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 1.070, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2019 [*],
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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
2003 25 ATL NL 19 26 21 2 6 2 0 2 3 0 0 5 6 .286 .423 .667 1.090 178 14 2 0 0 0 1 /7359
2004 26 ATL NL 29 71 69 8 9 3 0 2 5 0 0 1 24 .130 .155 .261 .416 5 18 0 1 0 0 0 3/57
2007 29 DET AL 17 57 51 7 12 0 0 4 12 0 0 5 17 .235 .298 .471 .769 98 24 0 0 0 1 0 3/57
2008 30 DET AL 12 31 27 6 8 1 0 5 7 0 0 2 9 .296 .387 .889 1.276 224 24 0 2 0 0 0 5
2010 32 NYM NL 32 65 55 6 7 2 1 1 6 0 0 8 23 .127 .262 .255 .516 42 14 2 2 0 0 1 /53
5 Yrs 109 250 223 29 42 8 1 14 33 0 0 21 79 .188 .272 .422 .694 79 94 4 5 0 1 2
162 Game Avg. 162 372 331 43 62 12 1 21 49 0 0 31 117 .188 .272 .422 .694 79 140 6 7 0 1 3
ATL (2 yrs) 48 97 90 10 15 5 0 4 8 0 0 6 30 .167 .227 .356 .582 48 32 2 1 0 0 1
DET (2 yrs) 29 88 78 13 20 1 0 9 19 0 0 7 26 .256 .330 .615 .945 141 48 0 2 0 1 0
NYM (1 yr) 32 65 55 6 7 2 1 1 6 0 0 8 23 .127 .262 .255 .516 42 14 2 2 0 0 1
NL (3 yrs) 80 162 145 16 22 7 1 5 14 0 0 14 53 .152 .241 .317 .558 46 46 4 3 0 0 2
AL (2 yrs) 29 88 78 13 20 1 0 9 19 0 0 7 26 .256 .330 .615 .945 141 48 0 2 0 1 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 25 ATL NL 19 26 2 -0 -0 2 -0 3 0.3 1 4 0.4 .517 .502 0.2 0.2 2 /7359
2004 26 ATL NL 29 71 -9 -0 0 1 -1 -9 -1.0 2 -7 -0.7 .467 .494 -0.8 0.0 -8 $300,000 3/57
2007 29 DET AL 17 57 -1 -0 0 0 -1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .492 .499 0.1 -0.1 1 3/57
2008 30 DET AL 12 31 5 -0 0 -2 0 3 0.3 1 4 0.4 .521 .502 0.6 -0.2 6 5
2010 32 NYM NL 32 65 -4 -0 -0 3 -0 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .495 .499 -0.3 0.3 -3 /53
5 Seasons 109 250 -7 -0 -0 4 -2 -6 -0.7 8 2 0.1 .494 .499 -0.3 0.2 -2 $300,000
ATL (2 yrs) 48 97 -7 -0 -0 3 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .487 .497 -0.6 0.2 -6 $300,000
DET (2 yrs) 29 88 4 -0 0 -2 -1 1 0.1 3 5 0.5 .504 .500 0.6 -0.2 7
NYM (1 yr) 32 65 -4 -0 -0 3 -0 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .495 .499 -0.3 0.3 -3

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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
2003 ATL NL 25 OF 8 0 0 15.1 5 4 0 1 0 .800 -0 1 -16 80 2.35 0.50 .984 2.17 2.15
2003 ATL NL 25 LF 7 0 0 12.1 5 4 0 1 0 .800 0 1 49 88 2.92 0.57 .980 1.90 1.89
2003 ATL NL 25 1B 4 3 3 27.0 31 30 1 0 3 1.000 1 0 27 0 10.33 7.75 .993 9.60 9.50
2003 ATL NL 25 3B 3 0 0 11.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 -0 1 -22 109 2.45 1.00 .953 2.70 2.73
2003 ATL NL 25 RF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -280 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10
2004 ATL NL 26 1B 16 9 7 90.1 104 96 4 4 6 .962 -1 0 -13 0 9.96 6.25 .993 9.50 9.44
2004 ATL NL 26 3B 7 2 2 29.0 18 2 14 2 1 .889 -0 1 -12 46 4.97 2.29 .956 2.76 2.74
2004 ATL NL 26 LF 3 2 0 17.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 64 0 2.12 1.33 .980 1.85 1.83
2004 ATL NL 26 OF 3 2 0 17.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 64 0 2.12 1.33 .982 2.17 2.13
2007 DET AL 29 1B 12 11 6 84.1 76 74 2 0 15 1.000 0 -1 0 -13 8.11 6.33 .995 9.37 9.27
2007 DET AL 29 3B 4 3 2 28.0 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 1 2 60 81 1.93 1.50 .957 2.64 2.60
2007 DET AL 29 LF 1 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -150 -300 2.25 1.00 .980 2.02 2.10
2007 DET AL 29 OF 1 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -150 -300 2.25 1.00 .990 2.25 2.30
2008 DET AL 30 3B 12 7 6 70.0 28 7 20 1 3 .964 -1 -2 -14 -33 3.47 2.25 .958 2.74 2.71
2010 NYM NL 32 3B 8 5 5 57.0 17 4 13 0 3 1.000 3 2 57 44 2.68 2.13 .951 2.54 2.52
2010 NYM NL 32 1B 6 6 3 53.0 51 50 1 0 4 1.000 1 1 16 25 8.66 8.50 .993 9.24 9.13
4 Seasons 1B 38 29 19 254.2 262 250 8 4 28 .985 0 0 1 0 9.12 6.79 .994 9.41 9.34
5 Seasons 3B 34 17 15 195.0 72 14 55 3 7 .958 3 4 17 24 3.18 2.03 .956 2.67 2.66
3 Seasons OF 12 2 0 36.1 10 9 0 1 0 .900 0 -0 7 0 2.23 0.75 .984 2.18 2.16
3 Seasons LF 11 2 0 33.1 10 9 0 1 0 .900 1 -0 32 0 2.43 0.82 .980 1.89 1.89
1 Season RF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -280 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10
5 Seasons TOT 84 48 34 486.0 344 273 63 8 35 .977 3 4 8 9 6.22 4.00 .985 6.17 5.61
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.
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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

Transactions

  • June 4, 1996: Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 15th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1996.
  • December 21, 2004: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 7, 2005: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
  • October 15, 2005: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 15, 2005: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
  • October 15, 2006: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 13, 2006: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
  • October 14, 2009: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 3, 2009: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.
  • November 10, 2010: Granted Free Agency.
  • February 2, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros.
  • November 3, 2012: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 12, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • November 5, 2013: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 25, 2013: Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200426Atlanta Braves$300,0004/7/04 AP
Earliest Arb Eligible: 2016, Earliest Free Agent: 2019
Career to date (may be incomplete)$300,000
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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