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Kent Hrbek    \HER-beck\

Kent Allen Hrbek (Herbie)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: May 21, 1960 in Minneapolis, MN
High School: Kennedy HS (Bloomington, MN)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 24, 1981 (Age 21.095)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Team: Twins 1981-1994
Agents: Ron Simon [*]
Final Game: August 10, 1994 (Age 34.081)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 20, 2014 5:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #296. Dave Concepcion… #297. David Justice… #298. Jose Cruz… #299. KENT HRBEK… #300. Johnny Pesky… #301. Derrek Lee… #302. Heinie Groh… 

Standard Batting

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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
1981 21 MIN AL 24 73 67 5 16 5 0 1 7 0 0 5 9 .239 .301 .358 .660 85 24 0 1 0 0 1 3/D
1982 ★ 22 MIN AL 140 591 532 82 160 21 4 23 92 3 1 54 80 .301 .363 .485 .848 128 258 17 0 1 4 12 *3/D AS,RoY-2
1983 23 MIN AL 141 582 515 75 153 41 5 16 84 4 6 57 71 .297 .366 .489 .855 131 252 12 3 0 7 5 *3/D
1984 24 MIN AL 149 635 559 80 174 31 3 27 107 1 1 65 87 .311 .383 .522 .906 145 292 17 4 1 6 15 *3/D MVP-2
1985 25 MIN AL 158 666 593 78 165 31 2 21 93 1 1 67 87 .278 .351 .444 .795 112 263 12 2 0 4 12 *3/D
1986 26 MIN AL 149 634 550 85 147 27 1 29 91 2 2 71 81 .267 .353 .478 .831 124 263 15 6 0 7 9 *3/D
1987 27 MIN AL 143 566 477 85 136 20 1 34 90 5 2 84 60 .285 .389 .545 .934 142 260 13 0 0 5 12 *3/D MVP-16
1988 28 MIN AL 143 586 510 75 159 31 0 25 76 0 3 67 54 .312 .387 .520 .907 150 265 9 0 2 7 7 3D
1989 29 MIN AL 109 434 375 59 102 17 0 25 84 3 0 53 35 .272 .360 .517 .878 139 194 6 1 1 4 4 3D
1990 30 MIN AL 143 578 492 61 141 26 0 22 79 5 2 69 45 .287 .377 .474 .850 131 233 17 7 2 8 8 *3D/5
1991 31 MIN AL 132 534 462 72 131 20 1 20 89 4 4 67 48 .284 .373 .461 .834 125 213 15 0 3 2 4 *3
1992 32 MIN AL 112 470 394 52 96 20 0 15 58 5 2 71 56 .244 .357 .409 .765 113 161 12 0 2 3 9 3/D
1993 33 MIN AL 123 471 392 60 95 11 1 25 83 4 2 71 57 .242 .357 .467 .824 120 183 12 1 3 4 6 *3/D
1994 34 MIN AL 81 317 274 34 74 11 0 10 53 0 0 37 28 .270 .353 .420 .773 99 115 8 1 0 5 6 3/D
14 Yrs 1747 7137 6192 903 1749 312 18 293 1086 37 26 838 798 .282 .367 .481 .848 128 2976 165 26 15 66 110
162 Game Avg. 162 662 574 84 162 29 2 27 101 3 2 78 74 .282 .367 .481 .848 128 276 15 2 1 6 10

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 MIN AL 24 73 -1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -0.2 2 1 0.0 .491 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 3/D
1982 ★ 22 MIN AL 140 591 18 1 0 5 -8 16 1.7 20 36 3.6 .512 .510 3.2 -0.3 31 $40,000 *3/D AS,RoY-2
1983 23 MIN AL 141 582 24 -2 1 -5 -8 10 1.1 20 30 3.0 .507 .506 3.6 -1.3 35 $110,000 *3/D
1984 24 MIN AL 149 635 31 -0 -1 12 -8 33 3.5 22 55 5.5 .523 .521 4.3 0.4 43 $375,000 *3/D MVP-2
1985 25 MIN AL 158 666 8 2 2 3 -8 6 0.7 23 28 2.8 .504 .504 2.5 -0.5 26 $560,000 *3/D
1986 26 MIN AL 149 634 17 -0 0 -1 -8 8 1.0 22 30 3.0 .506 .505 3.1 -0.9 31 $1,060,000 *3/D
1987 27 MIN AL 143 566 28 0 0 1 -7 22 2.2 19 42 4.0 .515 .513 3.9 -0.6 40 $1,310,000 *3/D MVP-16
1988 28 MIN AL 143 586 34 -2 0 1 -9 23 2.6 20 43 4.4 .517 .515 4.3 -0.9 43 $1,410,000 3D
1989 29 MIN AL 109 434 18 0 1 8 -7 20 2.3 16 36 3.8 .520 .514 2.9 0.2 28 $1,560,000 3D
1990 30 MIN AL 143 578 17 -1 -2 -7 -9 -1 -0.1 21 20 1.9 .499 .499 2.8 -1.7 27 $2,100,000 *3D/5
1991 31 MIN AL 132 534 14 1 -1 -0 -7 7 0.9 19 26 2.7 .506 .505 2.7 -0.7 27 $2,600,000 *3
1992 32 MIN AL 112 470 4 -0 -1 2 -7 -1 -0.0 18 17 1.6 .499 .499 1.4 -0.4 14 $3,100,000 3/D
1993 33 MIN AL 123 471 8 -0 -1 4 -6 4 0.4 18 22 2.1 .503 .503 1.8 -0.3 18 $3,100,000 *3/D
1994 34 MIN AL 81 317 -3 -0 -0 -7 -4 -14 -1.3 12 -2 -0.2 .484 .492 0.5 -1.0 5 $3,100,000 3/D
14 Seasons 1747 7137 217 -1 -1 16 -99 133 14.8 251 383 38.4 .508 .507 37.0 -8.2 367 $20,425,000

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
1987 27 MIN AL ALCS DET W 5 23 20 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 .150 .261 .300 .561 6 1 0 0 0 2
1987 ❍ 27 MIN AL WS STL W 7 29 24 4 5 0 0 1 6 0 0 5 3 .208 .345 .333 .678 8 0 0 0 0 1
1991 31 MIN AL ALCS TOR W 5 22 21 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 3 .143 .182 .143 .325 3 1 0 0 0 0
1991 ❍ 31 MIN AL WS ATL W 7 29 26 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 6 .115 .207 .269 .476 7 1 1 0 0 1
2 Yrs (4 Series) 24 103 91 10 14 1 0 3 12 0 0 11 12 .154 .252 .264 .516 24 3 1 0 0 4
2 ALCS 10 45 41 4 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 4 3 .146 .222 .220 .442 9 2 0 0 0 2
2 WS 14 58 50 6 8 1 0 2 8 0 0 7 9 .160 .276 .300 .576 15 1 1 0 0 2

Standard Fielding

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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 Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1981 MIN AL 21 1B 13 12 10 102.1 128 124 4 0 14 1.000 0 4 11.26 9.85 .993 10.05 10.03
1981 MIN AL 21 DH 8 6
1982 MIN AL 22 1B 138 138 134 1209.0 1271 1174 88 9 125 .993 5 5 9.39 9.14 .992 9.85 9.81 AS,RoY-2
1982 MIN AL 22 DH 2 1 AS,RoY-2
1983 MIN AL 23 1B 137 136 125 1174.2 1253 1151 89 13 125 .990 -5 -6 9.50 9.05 .992 9.90 9.82
1983 MIN AL 23 DH 2 2
1984 MIN AL 24 1B 148 147 143 1293.2 1433 1320 99 14 113 .990 12 11 9.87 9.59 .991 9.75 9.68 MVP-2
1984 MIN AL 24 DH 1 1 MVP-2
1985 MIN AL 25 1B 156 147 146 1308.1 1461 1339 114 8 114 .995 3 3 10.00 9.31 .991 9.76 9.67
1985 MIN AL 25 DH 2 2
1986 MIN AL 26 1B 147 143 138 1254.2 1332 1218 104 10 137 .992 -1 -1 9.48 8.99 .991 9.42 9.33
1986 MIN AL 26 DH 1 1
1987 MIN AL 27 1B 137 135 121 1161.0 1252 1179 68 5 112 .996 1 1 9.67 9.10 .992 9.58 9.48 MVP-16
1987 MIN AL 27 DH 1 0 MVP-16
1988 MIN AL 28 1B 105 103 92 892.2 902 842 57 3 92 .997 1 1 9.06 8.56 .992 9.57 9.49
1988 MIN AL 28 DH 37 34
1989 MIN AL 29 1B 89 86 69 734.1 787 723 60 4 66 .995 8 13 9.60 8.80 .993 9.79 9.69
1989 MIN AL 29 DH 18 17
1990 MIN AL 30 1B 120 117 108 1021.0 1141 1057 81 3 100 .997 -7 -9 10.03 9.48 .992 9.63 9.53
1990 MIN AL 30 DH 20 19
1990 MIN AL 30 3B 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 600 18.00 2.00 .945 2.70 2.70
1991 MIN AL 31 1B 128 125 103 1082.1 1241 1138 95 8 110 .994 -0 -0 10.25 9.63 .992 9.75 9.74
1992 MIN AL 32 1B 104 102 97 903.1 1025 954 68 3 75 .997 2 3 10.18 9.83 .993 9.68 9.64
1992 MIN AL 32 DH 8 7
1993 MIN AL 33 1B 115 109 91 943.2 1026 940 81 5 98 .995 4 5 9.74 8.88 .993 9.57 9.48
1993 MIN AL 33 DH 2 1
1994 MIN AL 34 1B 72 66 60 578.2 609 566 41 2 50 .997 -7 -15 9.44 8.43 .992 9.57 9.49
1994 MIN AL 34 DH 4 4
14 Seasons 1B 1609 1566 1437 13659.2 14861 13725 1049 87 1331 .994 16 1 9.73 9.18 .992 9.69 9.61
13 Seasons DH 106 95
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 600 18.00 2.00 .945 2.70 2.70
14 Seasons TOT 1610 1566 1437 13660.2 14863 13725 1051 87 1331 .994 16 1 9.73 9.18 .992 9.69 9.61
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2000 BBWAA ( 1.0%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1984 AL (2, 63%)
1987 AL (16, 3%)
0.66 Career Shares (366th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1984 July AL Player of the Month
1986 June AL Player of the Month
1988 August AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1986 Jun 22nd AL Player of the Week
1988 May 1st AL Player of the Week
1989 Jul 30th AL Player of the Week
1990 Jul 15th AL Player of the Week

Batting Average s c a p y
1984 AL  .311 (7th)
1988 AL  .312 (6th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1984 AL  .383 (7th)
1988 AL  .387 (9th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1984 AL  .522 (5th)
1987 AL  .545 (9th)
1988 AL  .520 (8th)
1990 AL  .474 (10th)
Career  .481 (185th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1984 AL  .906 (5th)
1987 AL  .934 (8th)
1988 AL  .907 (7th)
1990 AL  .850 (7th)
Career  .848 (180th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1984 AL  292 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1983 AL  41 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1987 AL  34 (3rd)
1988 AL  25 (10th)
1989 AL  25 (10th)
Career  293 (142nd)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1984 AL  107 (7th)
Career  1,086 (211th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1987 AL  84 (7th)
Career  838 (218th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1984 AL  145 (8th)
1988 AL  150 (7th)
1990 AL  131 (10th)
Career  128 (195th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1984 AL  110 (8th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1984 AL  35 (8th)
1988 AL  36 (8th)
Career  256 (179th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1984 AL  3.5 (8th)
1988 AL  3.6 (8th)
Career  25.1 (181st)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1983 AL  62 (9th)
1984 AL  61 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1984 AL  .701 (7th)
1987 AL  .685 (7th)
1988 AL  .725 (5th)
1990 AL  .658 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1990 AL  7 (4th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1990 AL  8 (8th)
Career  66 (169th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1982 AL  12 (5th)
1984 AL  15 (3rd)
1985 AL  12 (4th)
1986 AL  9 (10th)
1987 AL  12 (4th)
Career  110 (99th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
Career  165 (213th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1990 AL  10.9 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1987 AL  14.0 (3rd)
1989 AL  15.0 (5th)**
Career  21.1 (158th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1982 AL  34.12 (8th)
1984 AL  45.35 (4th)
Career  300.42 (123rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1982 AL  4.4 (2nd)
1991 AL  3.8 (8th)
Career  31.4 (88th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1984 AL  3.3 (8th)
1986 AL  3.1 (8th)
Career  26.7 (127th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1982 AL  3.3 (10th)
1984 AL  4.4 (4th)
Career  28.8 (128th)

Putoutss c a p y
1984 AL  1,320 (2nd)
1985 AL  1,339 (5th)
1991 AL  1,138 (4th)
Career  13,725 (60th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1982 AL  138 (5th)
1983 AL  137 (5th)
1984 AL  148 (3rd)
1985 AL  156 (5th)
1986 AL  147 (5th)
Career  1,609 (50th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1983 AL  1,151 (5th)
1984 AL  1,320 (2nd)
1985 AL  1,339 (5th)
1991 AL  1,138 (4th)
Career  13,725 (57th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1984 AL  99 (5th)
1985 AL  114 (3rd)
1991 AL  95 (5th)
Career  1,049 (44th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1982 AL  9 (4th)
1983 AL  13 (2nd)
1984 AL  14 (4th)
1991 AL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1982 AL  125 (2nd)
1984 AL  113 (5th)
1986 AL  137 (1st)
Career  1,331 (37th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1982 AL  5 (5th)
1984 AL  12 (1st)
1985 AL  3 (5th)
1989 AL  8 (3rd)
1992 AL  3 (4th)
Career  16 (56th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1984 AL  9.87 (5th)
1990 AL  10.03 (3rd)
1991 AL  10.25 (3rd)
1992 AL  10.18 (1st)
1993 AL  9.74 (5th)
Career  9.73 (46th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1984 AL  9.59 (3rd)
1990 AL  9.48 (5th)
1991 AL  9.63 (3rd)
1992 AL  9.83 (1st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1985 AL  .995 (3rd)
1986 AL  .992 (2nd)
1987 AL  .996 (2nd)
1990 AL  .997 (1st)
1993 AL  .995 (4th)
Career  .994 (42nd)

Salary s c a p y
1990 AL  $2,100,000 (10th)

Youngest s c a p y
1981 AL  born 1960-05-21 (6th)

             
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
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 - 40 (629), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (876), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 26 (458), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (50th), 38.4 career WAR/27.4 7yr-peak WAR/32.9 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
1982 22 Minnesota Twins $40,000 ? Calvin: Baseball's Last Dinosaur, p. 162
1983 23 Minnesota Twins $110,000 ? 6/6/83 TSN
1984 24 Minnesota Twins $375,000 ? R. Simon, The Game Behind the Game 192
1985 25 Minnesota Twins $560,000 ? 1985 USAT survey; 3/11/85 TSN (length) 5/$5.9MM, incl. 300K bonus; 3/11/85 TSN $560,000
1986 26 Minnesota Twins $1,060,000 ? 3/11/85 TSN 5/$5.9MM, incl. 300K bonus
1987 27 Minnesota Twins $1,310,000 ? 3/11/85 TSN 5/$5.9MM, incl. 300K bonus
1988 28 Minnesota Twins $1,410,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88 and 3/11/85 TSN 5/$5.9MM, incl. 300K bonus
1989 29 Minnesota Twins $1,560,000 ? 3/11/85 TSN 5/$5.9MM, incl. 300K bonus
1990 30 Minnesota Twins $2,100,000 ? USA Today
1991 31 Minnesota Twins $2,600,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 32 Minnesota Twins $3,100,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 33 Minnesota Twins $3,100,000 ? USA Today
1994 34 Minnesota Twins $3,100,000 ? 4/5/94 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$20,425,000
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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