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Brian Hunter

Brian Lee Hunter

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 5, 1971 in Portland, OR
High School: Fort Vancouver HS (Vancouver, WA)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 2nd round of the 1989 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 27, 1994 (Age 23.114, 14,144th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1995 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Tigers/Mariners/Phillies/Rockies/... 1994-2003

Final Game: July 24, 2003 (Age 32.141)
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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
1994 23 HOU NL 6 26 24 2 6 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 6 .250 .280 .292 .572 53 7 0 0 1 0 0 /8
1995 24 HOU NL 78 349 321 52 97 14 5 2 28 24 7 21 52 .302 .346 .396 .741 103 127 2 2 2 3 0 8 RoY-7
1996 25 HOU NL 132 553 526 74 145 27 2 5 35 35 9 17 92 .276 .297 .363 .660 80 191 6 2 1 7 0 *8
1997 26 DET AL 162 738 658 112 177 29 7 4 45 74 18 66 121 .269 .334 .353 .687 81 232 13 1 8 5 1 *8
1998 27 DET AL 142 636 595 67 151 29 3 4 36 42 12 36 94 .254 .298 .333 .631 65 198 8 2 2 1 0 *8
1999 28 TOT AL 139 589 539 79 125 13 6 4 34 44 8 37 91 .232 .280 .301 .581 48 162 8 2 4 7 0 *78
1999 28 DET AL 18 62 55 8 13 2 1 0 0 0 3 5 11 .236 .311 .309 .621 60 17 0 1 1 0 0 8
1999 28 SEA AL 121 527 484 71 112 11 5 4 34 44 5 32 80 .231 .277 .300 .576 46 145 8 1 3 7 0 *78
2000 29 TOT NL 104 274 240 47 64 5 1 1 14 20 3 27 40 .267 .342 .308 .650 54 74 2 1 5 1 0 879
2000 29 COL NL 72 226 200 36 55 4 1 1 13 15 3 21 31 .275 .347 .320 .667 56 64 2 1 4 0 0 879
2000 29 CIN NL 32 48 40 11 9 1 0 0 1 5 0 6 9 .225 .319 .250 .569 46 10 0 0 1 1 0 8/7
2001 30 PHI NL 83 166 145 22 40 6 0 2 16 14 3 16 25 .276 .344 .359 .702 85 52 3 0 3 2 0 78/9D
2002 31 HOU NL 98 220 201 32 54 16 3 3 20 5 0 16 39 .269 .329 .423 .752 92 85 3 2 1 0 0 8
2003 32 HOU NL 56 108 98 13 23 6 1 0 13 0 0 6 21 .235 .278 .316 .594 53 31 1 1 0 3 0 98/7
10 Yrs 1000 3659 3347 500 882 146 28 25 241 260 61 243 581 .264 .313 .346 .660 72 1159 46 13 27 29 1
162 Game Avg. 162 593 542 81 143 24 5 4 39 42 10 39 94 .264 .313 .346 .660 72 188 7 2 4 5 0
HOU (5 yrs) 370 1256 1170 173 325 64 11 10 96 66 17 61 210 .278 .314 .377 .691 85 441 12 7 5 13 0
DET (3 yrs) 322 1436 1308 187 341 60 11 8 81 116 33 107 226 .261 .317 .342 .659 73 447 21 4 11 6 1
COL (1 yr) 72 226 200 36 55 4 1 1 13 15 3 21 31 .275 .347 .320 .667 56 64 2 1 4 0 0
PHI (1 yr) 83 166 145 22 40 6 0 2 16 14 3 16 25 .276 .344 .359 .702 85 52 3 0 3 2 0
CIN (1 yr) 32 48 40 11 9 1 0 0 1 5 0 6 9 .225 .319 .250 .569 46 10 0 0 1 1 0
SEA (1 yr) 121 527 484 71 112 11 5 4 34 44 5 32 80 .231 .277 .300 .576 46 145 8 1 3 7 0
NL (7 yrs) 557 1696 1555 242 429 75 12 13 126 100 23 104 275 .276 .321 .365 .686 80 567 17 8 13 16 0
AL (3 yrs) 443 1963 1792 258 453 71 16 12 115 160 38 139 306 .253 .306 .330 .637 65 592 29 5 14 13 1

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
1994 23 HOU NL 6 26 -2 0 0 1 0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 $109,000 /8
1995 24 HOU NL 78 349 4 3 2 -0 2 10 0.9 10 20 1.9 .512 .506 1.9 0.1 20 $109,000 8 RoY-7
1996 25 HOU NL 132 553 -13 6 1 5 3 1 -0.2 17 18 1.5 .501 .500 1.1 0.6 13 $180,000 *8
1997 26 DET AL 162 738 -15 7 2 -13 3 -16 -1.3 27 11 1.1 .491 .491 2.4 -0.9 24 $310,000 *8
1998 27 DET AL 142 636 -31 -1 2 17 3 -10 -0.8 23 14 1.3 .493 .494 -0.3 2.0 -4 $562,500 *8
1999 28 DET AL 18 62 -3 -2 0 7 0 3 0.3 2 5 0.5 .517 .502 -0.1 0.7 -1 $1,750,000 8
1999 28 SEA AL 121 527 -34 9 2 -4 -4 -31 -2.8 20 -11 -1.0 .476 .482 -0.6 -0.8 -7 *78
2000 29 COL NL 72 226 -12 4 1 3 -1 -5 -0.6 7 2 0.1 .493 .497 -0.1 0.1 -1 $300,000 879
2000 29 CIN NL 32 48 -4 1 0 4 -0 2 0.2 2 3 0.3 .506 .501 -0.1 0.4 -1 8/7
2001 30 PHI NL 83 166 -3 0 -0 5 -1 1 0.1 5 6 0.6 .501 .501 0.1 0.4 2 $900,000 78/9D
2002 31 HOU NL 98 220 -0 2 0 0 1 4 0.4 7 11 1.0 .504 .502 1.0 0.1 10 $1,000,000 8
2003 32 HOU NL 56 108 -7 0 1 2 -0 -4 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .493 .498 -0.3 0.1 -2 $1,200,000 98/7
10 Seasons 1000 3659 -119 30 11 27 6 -45 -4.3 124 79 7.4 .496 .496 4.9 3.1 52 $6,420,500
HOU (5 yrs) 370 1256 -18 11 4 9 5 10 0.7 38 49 4.5 .503 .502 3.7 1.2 40 $2,598,000
DET (3 yrs) 322 1436 -48 5 4 10 7 -22 -1.8 52 30 3.0 .493 .493 1.9 1.8 19 $2,622,500
COL (1 yr) 72 226 -12 4 1 3 -1 -5 -0.6 7 2 0.1 .493 .497 -0.1 0.1 -1 $300,000
PHI (1 yr) 83 166 -3 0 -0 5 -1 1 0.1 5 6 0.6 .501 .501 0.1 0.4 2 $900,000
CIN (1 yr) 32 48 -4 1 0 4 -0 2 0.2 2 3 0.3 .506 .501 -0.1 0.4 -1
SEA (1 yr) 121 527 -34 9 2 -4 -4 -31 -2.8 20 -11 -1.0 .476 .482 -0.6 -0.8 -7

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 Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1994 HOU NL 23 CF 6 6 5 54.0 16 14 1 1 1 .938 1 27 2.50 2.50 .982 2.63 2.62
1994 HOU NL 23 OF 6 6 5 54.0 16 14 1 1 1 .938 1 27 2.50 2.50 .980 2.23 2.23
1995 HOU NL 24 CF 74 71 65 642.2 199 182 8 9 2 .955 -0 -0 2.66 2.57 .984 2.48 2.47 RoY-7
1995 HOU NL 24 OF 74 71 65 642.2 199 182 8 9 2 .955 -0 -0 2.66 2.57 .979 2.15 2.14 RoY-7
1996 HOU NL 25 CF 127 117 109 1046.2 300 277 11 12 1 .960 5 6 2.48 2.27 .984 2.49 2.47
1996 HOU NL 25 OF 127 117 109 1046.2 302 279 11 12 1 .960 5 6 2.49 2.28 .978 2.13 2.12
1997 DET AL 26 CF 162 162 151 1422.2 419 407 8 4 0 .990 -13 -11 2.63 2.56 .988 2.71 2.68
1997 DET AL 26 OF 162 162 151 1422.2 420 408 8 4 0 .990 -13 -11 2.63 2.57 .982 2.32 2.30
1998 DET AL 27 CF 139 137 130 1212.1 399 383 11 5 0 .987 17 17 2.92 2.83 .987 2.69 2.66
1998 DET AL 27 OF 139 137 130 1212.1 402 386 11 5 0 .988 17 17 2.95 2.86 .985 2.31 2.29
1999 TOT AL 28 OF 139 129 104 1146.1 320 301 15 4 3 .988 2 3 2.48 2.27 .984 2.30 2.27
1999 TOT AL 28 CF 37 21 17 216.2 67 66 1 0 0 1.000 3 18 2.78 1.81 .985 2.72 2.68
1999 DET AL 28 CF 18 15 15 140.0 50 49 1 0 0 1.000 7 57 3.21 2.78 .985 2.72 2.68
1999 DET AL 28 OF 18 15 15 140.0 50 49 1 0 0 1.000 7 57 3.21 2.78 .984 2.30 2.27
1999 SEA AL 28 OF 121 114 89 1006.1 270 252 14 4 3 .985 -4 -5 2.38 2.20 .984 2.30 2.27
1999 SEA AL 28 LF 119 108 87 929.2 253 235 14 4 3 .984 -1 -1 2.41 2.09 .985 2.08 2.05
1999 SEA AL 28 CF 19 6 2 76.2 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -53 2.00 0.89 .985 2.72 2.68
2000 TOT NL 29 OF 88 53 35 510.1 143 133 7 3 0 .979 7 17 2.47 1.59 .981 2.24 2.22
2000 TOT NL 29 CF 50 38 24 324.1 93 88 3 2 0 .978 4 16 2.53 1.82 .987 2.64 2.62
2000 TOT NL 29 LF 36 8 6 117.0 35 31 4 0 0 1.000 4 38 2.69 0.97 .976 1.92 1.90
2000 COL NL 29 OF 63 44 28 410.1 108 103 3 2 0 .981 3 8 2.32 1.68 .981 2.24 2.22
2000 COL NL 29 CF 34 33 20 264.1 76 73 2 1 0 .987 4 16 2.55 2.21 .987 2.64 2.62
2000 COL NL 29 LF 27 4 3 77.0 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.99 0.63 .976 1.92 1.90
2000 COL NL 29 RF 13 7 5 69.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -1 -14 1.83 1.08 .979 2.19 2.16
2000 CIN NL 29 OF 25 9 7 100.0 35 30 4 1 0 .971 4 54 3.06 1.36 .981 2.24 2.22
2000 CIN NL 29 CF 16 5 4 60.0 17 15 1 1 0 .941 1 16 2.40 1.00 .987 2.64 2.62
2000 CIN NL 29 LF 9 4 3 40.0 18 15 3 0 0 1.000 4 111 4.05 2.00 .976 1.91 1.90
2001 PHI NL 30 OF 41 27 17 260.1 72 69 3 0 2 1.000 5 22 2.49 1.76 .982 2.20 2.18
2001 PHI NL 30 LF 22 11 8 122.2 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 2 16 1.54 0.95 .979 1.91 1.89
2001 PHI NL 30 CF 18 13 9 111.2 38 36 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -1 3.06 2.11 .986 2.59 2.56
2001 PHI NL 30 RF 5 3 0 26.0 13 12 1 0 1 1.000 3 148 4.50 2.60 .981 2.11 2.08
2001 PHI NL 30 DH 1 0
2002 HOU NL 31 CF 88 40 36 440.0 125 121 4 0 1 1.000 0 1 2.56 1.42 .988 2.57 2.55
2002 HOU NL 31 OF 88 40 36 440.0 125 121 4 0 1 1.000 0 1 2.56 1.42 .983 2.19 2.17
2003 HOU NL 32 OF 32 16 10 174.0 36 33 1 2 0 .944 4 2 29 13 1.76 1.06 .984 2.17 2.15
2003 HOU NL 32 RF 15 7 3 71.2 20 18 0 2 0 .900 1 1 22 17 2.26 1.20 .982 2.10 2.07
2003 HOU NL 32 CF 14 7 6 77.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 2 1 36 16 1.40 0.86 .988 2.50 2.48
2003 HOU NL 32 LF 5 2 1 25.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 28 0 1.42 0.80 .980 1.92 1.90
10 Seasons OF 896 758 662 6909.1 2035 1926 69 40 10 .980 29 2 5 13 2.60 2.23 .982 2.25 2.22
10 Seasons CF 715 612 552 5548.0 1668 1585 50 33 6 .980 20 1 4 15 2.65 2.29 .986 2.62 2.59
4 Seasons LF 182 129 102 1194.2 313 291 18 4 3 .987 5 0 5 0 2.33 1.70 .984 2.04 2.00
3 Seasons RF 33 17 8 166.2 48 44 1 3 1 .938 4 1 27 16 2.43 1.36 .981 2.14 2.11
1 Season DH 1 0
10 Seasons TOT 896 758 662 6909.1 2035 1926 69 40 10 .980 29 2 5 13 2.60 2.23 .982 2.25 2.22
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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1997 Jul 6th AL Player of the Week

Defensive WARs c a p y
1998 AL  2.0 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1997 AL  162 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
1997 AL  658 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1997 AL  738 (2nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1997 AL  112 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1997 AL  7 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1996 NL  35 (9th)
1997 AL  74 (1st)
1998 AL  42 (6th)
1999 AL  44 (1st)
Career  260 (213th)

Singles s c a p y
1997 AL  137 (3rd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1997 AL  8 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1997 AL  18 (1st)
1998 AL  12 (6th)

SB % s c a p y
1997 AL  80.44 (10th)
1999 AL  84.62 (5th)
2000 NL  86.96 (4th)
2001 NL  82.35 (7th)
Career  81.00 (36th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1997 AL  525 (1st)
1998 AL  467 (10th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1999 AL  14 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1999 AL  3 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1997 AL  162 (1st)
1998 AL  139 (5th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1997 AL  407 (1st)
1998 AL  383 (3rd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 NL  8 (2nd)
1996 NL  11 (1st)
1997 AL  8 (5th)
1998 AL  11 (3rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 NL  9 (1st)
1996 NL  12 (1st)
1997 AL  4 (5th)
1998 AL  5 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1994 NL  1 (3rd)
1995 NL  2 (1st)
1996 NL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1997 AL  162 (1st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1997 AL  408 (1st)
1998 AL  386 (4th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1996 NL  11 (5th)
1999 AL  15 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1995 NL  9 (3rd)
1996 NL  12 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1999 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
1999 AL  2.41 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1999 AL  2.09 (2nd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1999 AL  .984 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1998 AL  17 (2nd)
Career  20 (75th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1995 NL  2.66 (5th)
1998 AL  2.92 (4th)
Career  2.65 (70th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 NL  2.57 (2nd)
1998 AL  2.83 (1st)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1997 AL  .990 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
1998 AL  17 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1998 AL  2.95 (1st)
Career  2.60 (64th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1995 NL  2.57 (2nd)
1997 AL  2.57 (4th)
1998 AL  2.86 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 5 (390), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 14 (1251), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 7 (1396), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1714), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (262nd), 7.4 career WAR/7.9 7yr-peak WAR/7.7 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1994 23 Houston Astros $109,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 24 Houston Astros $109,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 25 Houston Astros $180,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 26 Detroit Tigers $310,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 27 Detroit Tigers $562,500 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 28 Detroit Tigers $1,750,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
2000 29 Colorado Rockies $300,000 ? 4/5/00 AP
2001 30 Philadelphia Phillies $900,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 31 Houston Astros $1,000,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 32 Houston Astros $1,200,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,420,500
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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