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Bobby Higginson

Robert Leigh Higginson

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: August 18, 1970 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: Frankford HS (Philadelphia, PA)
School: Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 12th round of the 1992 amateur draft.
Signed June 2, 1992. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 26, 1995 (Age 24.251)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1995 season [*]
Team: Tigers 1995-2005

Final Game: May 5, 2005 (Age 34.260)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 30, 2014 11:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #700. Frank Schulte… #701. Tom Brunansky… #702. Sam Mertes… #703. BOBBY HIGGINSON… #704. Bake McBride… #705. Terry Turner… #706. Dan McGann… 

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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
1995 24 DET AL 131 486 410 61 92 17 5 14 43 6 4 62 107 .224 .329 .393 .721 87 161 5 5 2 7 3 *97/D
1996 25 DET AL 130 515 440 75 141 35 0 26 81 6 3 65 66 .320 .404 .577 .982 145 254 7 1 3 6 7 *798/D
1997 26 DET AL 146 623 546 94 163 30 5 27 101 12 7 70 85 .299 .379 .520 .899 133 284 10 3 0 4 2 *79/8D
1998 27 DET AL 157 686 612 92 174 37 4 25 85 3 3 63 101 .284 .355 .480 .835 115 294 16 6 0 4 2 *97/D
1999 28 DET AL 107 445 377 51 90 18 0 12 46 4 6 64 66 .239 .351 .382 .733 88 144 2 2 0 2 2 9D
2000 29 DET AL 154 679 597 104 179 44 4 30 102 15 3 74 99 .300 .377 .538 .915 135 321 5 2 2 3 6 *7D
2001 30 DET AL 147 634 541 84 150 28 6 17 71 20 12 80 65 .277 .367 .445 .813 120 241 8 2 1 9 3 *7/D
2002 31 DET AL 119 499 444 50 125 24 3 10 63 12 5 41 45 .282 .345 .417 .762 109 185 8 6 1 7 3 *7/D
2003 32 DET AL 130 539 469 61 110 13 4 14 52 8 8 59 73 .235 .320 .369 .689 88 173 12 3 1 6 3 *9/D8
2004 33 DET AL 131 531 448 63 110 24 2 12 64 5 2 70 84 .246 .353 .388 .742 99 174 10 7 2 4 5 *9D
2005 34 DET AL 10 27 26 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 .077 .111 .077 .188 -48 2 0 0 0 0 0 /9D7
11 Yrs 1362 5664 4910 736 1336 270 33 187 709 91 53 649 796 .272 .358 .455 .813 113 2233 83 37 12 52 36
162 Game Avg. 162 674 584 88 159 32 4 22 84 11 6 77 95 .272 .358 .455 .813 113 266 10 4 1 6 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
1995 24 DET AL 131 486 -8 0 2 2 -6 -9 -0.8 18 9 0.9 .493 .495 0.7 -0.3 7 $109,000 *97/D
1996 25 DET AL 130 515 29 -2 1 -5 -5 18 1.9 19 37 3.6 .512 .510 3.9 -0.8 42 $170,000 *798/D
1997 26 DET AL 146 623 27 2 1 -14 -7 8 1.0 23 32 3.1 .506 .505 4.5 -2.0 46 $375,000 *79/8D
1998 27 DET AL 157 686 12 -2 -0 -6 -7 -2 -0.1 25 24 2.3 .499 .499 2.9 -1.2 29 $2,425,000 *97/D
1999 28 DET AL 107 445 -4 -2 2 1 -5 -9 -0.7 17 8 0.8 .493 .495 0.7 -0.4 7 $3,825,000 9D
2000 29 DET AL 154 679 31 5 3 -0 -7 31 3.0 25 56 5.3 .518 .518 5.3 -0.6 57 $4,425,000 *7D
2001 30 DET AL 147 634 16 -3 -1 4 -6 10 1.1 24 34 3.4 .507 .506 2.9 -0.1 30 $5,325,000 *7/D
2002 31 DET AL 119 499 4 1 0 -3 -5 -4 -0.3 19 15 1.5 .497 .498 1.8 -0.8 18 $5,850,000 *7/D
2003 32 DET AL 130 539 -8 -2 1 -2 -6 -17 -1.6 20 3 0.3 .487 .490 0.5 -0.7 5 $11,850,000 *9/D8
2004 33 DET AL 131 531 -0 2 -1 8 -6 3 0.4 20 22 2.2 .502 .502 1.4 0.3 15 $8,850,000 *9D
2005 34 DET AL 10 27 -5 -0 0 1 -0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .449 .497 -0.5 0.1 -5 $8,850,000 /9D7
11 Seasons 1362 5664 93 -2 8 -14 -59 26 3.3 211 237 23.0 .502 .502 24.0 -6.5 252 $52,054,000

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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
1995 DET AL 24 OF 123 113 92 1011.1 264 247 13 4 3 .985 2 3 2.31 2.11 .983 2.33 2.31
1995 DET AL 24 RF 67 55 47 494.1 107 99 6 2 2 .981 1 2 1.91 1.57 .979 2.05 2.03
1995 DET AL 24 LF 66 58 45 517.0 157 148 7 2 1 .987 1 3 2.70 2.35 .982 2.22 2.19
1995 DET AL 24 DH 2 1
1996 DET AL 25 OF 123 112 87 1004.1 245 227 9 9 1 .963 -5 -6 2.11 1.92 .983 2.38 2.36
1996 DET AL 25 LF 63 54 35 474.1 101 94 4 3 1 .970 -2 -6 1.86 1.56 .979 2.18 2.17
1996 DET AL 25 RF 57 46 44 419.0 111 101 5 5 0 .955 1 3 2.28 1.86 .979 2.17 2.16
1996 DET AL 25 CF 19 12 8 111.0 34 33 0 1 0 .971 -4 -43 2.68 1.74 .990 2.77 2.76
1996 DET AL 25 DH 4 2
1997 DET AL 26 OF 143 140 109 1240.0 316 287 20 9 5 .972 -14 -14 2.23 2.15 .982 2.32 2.30
1997 DET AL 26 LF 104 89 78 809.2 218 195 17 6 5 .972 -12 -18 2.36 2.04 .979 2.07 2.05
1997 DET AL 26 RF 56 51 31 426.1 97 91 3 3 0 .969 -2 -5 1.98 1.68 .978 2.18 2.16
1997 DET AL 26 CF 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 2.25 0.50 .990 2.70 2.70
1997 DET AL 26 DH 2 1
1998 DET AL 27 OF 153 153 145 1347.1 327 303 18 6 3 .982 -6 -5 2.14 2.10 .985 2.31 2.29
1998 DET AL 27 RF 136 136 129 1196.1 296 275 15 6 3 .980 -2 -2 2.18 2.13 .983 2.13 2.11
1998 DET AL 27 LF 17 17 16 151.0 30 27 2 1 0 .967 -4 -35 1.73 1.71 .985 2.10 2.08
1998 DET AL 27 DH 2 2
1999 DET AL 28 OF 88 87 84 759.0 180 175 2 3 0 .983 1 2 2.10 2.01 .984 2.30 2.27
1999 DET AL 28 RF 88 87 84 759.0 180 175 2 3 0 .983 1 2 2.10 2.01 .982 2.11 2.08
1999 DET AL 28 DH 17 17
2000 DET AL 29 LF 145 144 128 1256.1 331 305 19 7 3 .979 -0 -0 2.32 2.23 .985 2.16 2.14
2000 DET AL 29 OF 145 144 128 1256.1 333 307 19 7 3 .979 -0 -0 2.34 2.25 .985 2.36 2.33
2000 DET AL 29 DH 10 10
2001 DET AL 30 LF 142 142 125 1215.1 339 321 10 8 1 .976 4 4 2.45 2.33 .981 2.14 2.12
2001 DET AL 30 OF 142 142 125 1215.1 339 321 10 8 1 .976 4 4 2.45 2.33 .984 2.30 2.28
2001 DET AL 30 DH 5 5
2002 DET AL 31 LF 117 116 105 1002.1 263 241 15 7 3 .973 -3 -4 2.30 2.19 .983 2.15 2.13
2002 DET AL 31 OF 117 116 105 1002.1 263 241 15 7 3 .973 -3 -4 2.30 2.19 .985 2.35 2.32
2002 DET AL 31 DH 1 1
2003 DET AL 32 OF 118 116 103 1004.2 258 249 4 5 0 .981 4 -2 5 -2 2.27 2.14 .985 2.35 2.33
2003 DET AL 32 RF 117 115 102 996.2 257 248 4 5 0 .981 4 -2 5 -2 2.28 2.15 .980 2.11 2.09
2003 DET AL 32 DH 8 8
2003 DET AL 32 CF 1 1 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -75 0 1.12 1.00 .990 2.81 2.80
2004 DET AL 33 OF 115 110 100 979.1 242 223 13 6 1 .975 10 8 12 9 2.17 2.05 .985 2.30 2.28
2004 DET AL 33 RF 115 110 100 979.1 242 223 13 6 1 .975 10 8 12 10 2.17 2.05 .983 2.22 2.21
2004 DET AL 33 DH 10 9
2005 DET AL 34 OF 7 6 6 57.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 -0 1 -6 21 1.42 1.29 .986 2.31 2.29
2005 DET AL 34 RF 6 5 5 48.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 1 -12 22 1.12 1.00 .982 2.12 2.10
2005 DET AL 34 DH 1 0
2005 DET AL 34 LF 1 1 1 9.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 27 0 3.00 3.00 .987 2.10 2.10
11 Seasons OF 1274 1239 1084 10877.0 2776 2588 124 64 20 .977 -8 7 -1 4 2.24 2.13 .984 2.33 2.31
8 Seasons LF 655 621 533 5435.0 1442 1333 75 34 14 .976 -17 0 -4 0 2.33 2.15 .982 2.15 2.13
8 Seasons RF 642 605 542 5319.0 1296 1218 48 30 6 .977 14 7 3 4 2.14 1.97 .981 2.14 2.12
11 Seasons DH 62 56
3 Seasons CF 22 13 9 123.0 36 35 0 1 0 .972 -5 0 -46 0 2.56 1.59 .990 2.77 2.75
11 Seasons TOT 1274 1239 1084 10877.0 2776 2588 124 64 20 .977 -8 7 -1 4 2.24 2.13 .984 2.33 2.31
Lg 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
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

Hall of Fame
2011 BBWAA ()

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2000 Jun 18th AL Player of the Week
2000 Oct 1st AL Player of the Week
2001 Jul 15th AL Player of the Week
2004 Aug 22nd AL Player of the Week

At Bats s c a p y
1998 AL  612 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
2000 AL  44 (5th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2000 AL  78 (4th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2001 AL  9 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2001 AL  12 (4th)
2003 AL  8 (9th)

SB % s c a p y
2000 AL  83.33 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1997 AL  35.02 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1997 AL  3.2 (10th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2000 AL  145 (2nd)
2001 AL  142 (2nd)
2002 AL  117 (4th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2000 AL  305 (1st)
2001 AL  321 (1st)
2002 AL  241 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 AL  7 (5th)
1997 AL  17 (1st)
2000 AL  19 (1st)
2001 AL  10 (1st)
2002 AL  15 (1st)
Career  75 (51st)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1997 AL  6 (3rd)
2000 AL  7 (1st)
2001 AL  8 (1st)
2002 AL  7 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 AL  1 (4th)
1996 AL  1 (5th)
1997 AL  5 (1st)
2000 AL  3 (1st)
2002 AL  3 (1st)
Career  14 (50th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1998 AL  136 (4th)
2003 AL  117 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1998 AL  275 (3rd)
2003 AL  248 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 AL  6 (5th)
1998 AL  15 (1st)
2004 AL  13 (1st)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1996 AL  5 (5th)
1998 AL  6 (2nd)
2003 AL  5 (3rd)
2004 AL  6 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 AL  2 (2nd)
1998 AL  3 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1995 AL  13 (1st)
1997 AL  20 (1st)
1998 AL  18 (2nd)
2000 AL  19 (1st)
2002 AL  15 (2nd)
2004 AL  13 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1996 AL  9 (4th)
1997 AL  9 (4th)
1998 AL  6 (5th)
2000 AL  7 (4th)
2001 AL  8 (2nd)
2002 AL  7 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1995 AL  3 (2nd)
1997 AL  5 (1st)
1998 AL  3 (5th)
2002 AL  3 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1997 AL  2.36 (3rd)
2000 AL  2.32 (5th)
2001 AL  2.45 (1st)
2002 AL  2.30 (3rd)
Career  2.33 (9th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1997 AL  2.04 (4th)
2000 AL  2.23 (4th)
2001 AL  2.33 (1st)
2002 AL  2.19 (3rd)
Career  2.15 (38th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2001 AL  .976 (4th)
2002 AL  .973 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2003 AL  4 (4th)
2004 AL  10 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1998 AL  2.18 (4th)
2003 AL  2.28 (4th)
Career  2.14 (47th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1998 AL  2.13 (3rd)
1999 AL  2.01 (5th)
2003 AL  2.15 (3rd)
Career  1.97 (79th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2003 AL  .981 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2004 AL  10 (5th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, 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 (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2112), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 19 (852), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 19 (834), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (94th), 23.0 career WAR/21.4 7yr-peak WAR/22.2 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1995 24 Detroit Tigers $109,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 25 Detroit Tigers $170,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 26 Detroit Tigers $375,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 27 Detroit Tigers $2,425,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
1999 28 Detroit Tigers $3,825,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2000 29 Detroit Tigers $4,425,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2001 30 Detroit Tigers $5,325,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 31 Detroit Tigers $5,850,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 32 Detroit Tigers $11,850,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 33 Detroit Tigers $8,850,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 34 Detroit Tigers $8,850,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$52,054,000
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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