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Chad Kreuter    \Crew-ter\

Chadden Michael Kreuter

Position: Catcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: August 26, 1964 in Greenbrae, CA
School: Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft.
Signed June 7, 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1988 (Age 24.019)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1989 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Dodgers/WhiteSox/Rangers/Royals/... 1988-2003
Agents: Scott Boras [*]
Final Game: April 27, 2003 (Age 38.244)
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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
1988 23 TEX AL 16 58 51 3 14 2 1 1 5 0 0 7 13 .275 .362 .412 .774 115 21 1 0 0 0 0 2
1989 24 TEX AL 87 192 158 16 24 3 0 5 9 0 1 27 40 .152 .274 .266 .540 52 42 4 0 6 1 0 2
1990 25 TEX AL 22 32 22 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 8 9 .045 .290 .091 .381 12 2 0 0 1 1 0 2/D
1991 26 TEX AL 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1992 27 DET AL 67 215 190 22 48 9 0 2 16 0 1 20 38 .253 .321 .332 .652 84 63 8 0 3 2 1 2/D
1993 28 DET AL 119 431 374 59 107 23 3 15 51 2 1 49 92 .286 .371 .484 .855 130 181 5 3 2 3 4 *2/D3
1994 29 DET AL 65 204 170 17 38 8 0 1 19 0 1 28 36 .224 .327 .288 .615 61 49 3 0 2 4 0 2/37
1995 30 SEA AL 26 83 75 12 17 5 0 1 8 0 0 5 22 .227 .293 .333 .626 62 25 0 2 1 0 0 2
1996 31 CHW AL 46 132 114 14 25 8 0 3 18 0 0 13 29 .219 .308 .368 .676 74 42 2 2 2 1 0 2/3D
1997 32 TOT AL 89 285 255 25 59 9 2 5 21 0 3 29 66 .231 .310 .341 .651 70 87 7 0 1 0 0 2/3D
1997 32 CHW AL 19 45 37 6 8 2 1 1 3 0 1 8 9 .216 .356 .405 .761 102 15 0 0 0 0 0 2/3
1997 32 ANA AL 70 240 218 19 51 7 1 4 18 0 2 21 57 .234 .301 .330 .632 64 72 7 0 1 0 0 2/D
1998 33 TOT AL 96 294 252 27 63 10 1 2 33 1 0 33 49 .250 .343 .321 .664 77 81 8 3 5 1 1 2
1998 33 CHW AL 93 286 245 26 62 9 1 2 33 1 0 32 45 .253 .345 .322 .668 78 79 8 3 5 1 1 2
1998 33 ANA AL 3 8 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .143 .250 .286 .536 38 2 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1999 34 KCR AL 107 368 324 31 73 15 0 5 35 0 0 34 65 .225 .309 .318 .627 60 103 16 6 2 2 1 2/D
2000 35 LAD NL 80 271 212 32 56 13 0 6 28 1 0 54 48 .264 .416 .410 .827 116 87 6 2 2 1 0 2
2001 36 LAD NL 73 234 191 21 41 11 1 6 17 0 0 41 52 .215 .355 .377 .732 97 72 5 1 0 1 2 2/D
2002 37 LAD NL 41 108 95 8 25 5 0 2 12 1 0 10 31 .263 .333 .379 .712 94 36 3 1 0 2 4 2
2003 38 TEX AL 7 21 18 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .111 .238 .167 .405 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 /2
16 Yrs 944 2932 2505 289 593 123 8 54 274 5 7 361 593 .237 .335 .357 .692 84 894 68 20 27 19 13
162 Game Avg. 162 503 430 50 102 21 1 9 47 1 1 62 102 .237 .335 .357 .692 84 153 12 3 5 3 2
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
TEX (5 yrs) 135 307 253 21 41 7 1 6 16 0 1 45 65 .162 .287 .269 .555 55 68 5 0 7 2 0
LAD (3 yrs) 194 613 498 61 122 29 1 14 57 2 0 105 131 .245 .378 .392 .770 105 195 14 4 2 4 6
DET (3 yrs) 251 850 734 98 193 40 3 18 86 2 3 97 166 .263 .348 .399 .747 101 293 16 3 7 9 5
CHW (3 yrs) 158 463 396 46 95 19 2 6 54 1 1 53 83 .240 .336 .343 .679 79 136 10 5 7 2 1
ANA (2 yrs) 73 248 225 20 52 8 1 4 18 0 2 22 61 .231 .300 .329 .628 63 74 7 0 1 0 0
KCR (1 yr) 107 368 324 31 73 15 0 5 35 0 0 34 65 .225 .309 .318 .627 60 103 16 6 2 2 1
SEA (1 yr) 26 83 75 12 17 5 0 1 8 0 0 5 22 .227 .293 .333 .626 62 25 0 2 1 0 0
AL (13 yrs) 750 2319 2007 228 471 94 7 40 217 3 7 256 462 .235 .324 .348 .672 79 699 54 16 25 15 7
NL (3 yrs) 194 613 498 61 122 29 1 14 57 2 0 105 131 .245 .378 .392 .770 105 195 14 4 2 4 6

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
1988 23 TEX AL 16 58 1 -1 -0 -3 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .483 .498 0.2 -0.2 2 2
1989 24 TEX AL 87 192 -10 -1 -0 -12 4 -20 -2.1 7 -13 -1.5 .475 .487 -0.2 -0.8 -1 $72,500 2
1990 25 TEX AL 22 32 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.1 -1 $122,000 2/D
1991 26 TEX AL 3 4 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .470 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $110,000 /2
1992 27 DET AL 67 215 -4 -0 -1 3 3 2 0.2 8 10 1.0 .503 .501 0.6 0.7 7 $155,000 2/D
1993 28 DET AL 119 431 17 -0 0 3 6 26 2.6 16 42 4.1 .522 .516 4.0 0.8 40 $240,000 *2/D3
1994 29 DET AL 65 204 -11 -1 0 1 3 -7 -0.7 8 0 0.0 .489 .496 -0.1 0.4 -1 $1,000,000 2/37
1995 30 SEA AL 26 83 -4 0 1 -1 1 -3 -0.3 3 0 0.0 .489 .498 0.1 0.0 1 $555,000 2
1996 31 CHW AL 46 132 -5 -1 0 0 2 -4 -0.3 5 1 0.2 .493 .498 0.1 0.2 1 $350,000 2/3D
1997 32 CHW AL 19 45 0 -0 0 1 0 1 0.1 2 2 0.2 .504 .500 0.2 0.1 2 $647,500 2/3
1997 32 ANA AL 70 240 -12 -0 -1 4 4 -5 -0.4 9 4 0.4 .493 .497 -0.0 0.8 -0 2/D
1998 33 CHW AL 93 286 -9 1 -1 -1 5 -6 -0.5 11 5 0.5 .494 .496 0.6 0.4 6 $710,000 2
1998 33 ANA AL 3 8 -1 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .459 .499 0.0 -0.1 0 /2
1999 34 KCR AL 107 368 -21 -1 -2 0 5 -18 -1.6 14 -4 -0.4 .484 .490 -0.4 0.5 -4 $875,000 2/D
2000 35 LAD NL 80 271 9 -1 -1 3 4 15 1.3 8 23 2.1 .517 .509 1.9 0.6 20 $500,000 2
2001 36 LAD NL 73 234 -0 0 -1 3 4 6 0.5 7 13 1.2 .508 .504 1.0 0.6 10 $900,000 2/D
2002 37 LAD NL 41 108 -2 -0 -0 1 2 -0 -0.0 3 3 0.3 .499 .500 0.2 0.3 2 $1,100,000 2
2003 38 TEX AL 7 21 -3 -0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .458 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $750,000 /2
16 Seasons 944 2932 -59 -6 -5 0 45 -24 -2.2 105 81 7.7 .497 .500 7.8 4.4 81 $8,087,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
TEX (5 yrs) 135 307 -16 -3 0 -16 6 -29 -3.0 11 -18 -1.9 .477 .491 -0.3 -1.0 -2 $1,054,500
LAD (3 yrs) 194 613 6 -1 -2 7 9 20 1.8 19 39 3.7 .510 .505 3.0 1.5 33 $2,500,000
DET (3 yrs) 251 850 2 -1 -0 7 13 20 2.1 32 52 5.1 .508 .507 4.5 2.0 45 $1,395,000
CHW (3 yrs) 158 463 -14 -0 -1 0 7 -9 -0.7 17 9 0.9 .495 .497 0.9 0.7 9 $1,707,500
ANA (2 yrs) 73 248 -13 -0 -1 3 4 -6 -0.6 9 3 0.3 .491 .497 -0.0 0.7 -0
KCR (1 yr) 107 368 -21 -1 -2 0 5 -18 -1.6 14 -4 -0.4 .484 .490 -0.4 0.5 -4 $875,000
SEA (1 yr) 26 83 -4 0 1 -1 1 -3 -0.3 3 0 0.0 .489 .498 0.1 0.0 1 $555,000

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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1988 TEX AL 23 C 16 15 10 126.0 102 93 8 1 0 .990 -3 -29 7.21 6.31 .989 6.22 6.16 9 8 12 5 29% 31% 0
1989 TEX AL 24 C 85 58 34 527.2 483 453 26 4 4 .992 -12 -27 8.17 5.64 .989 6.24 6.17 21 27 64 14 18% 31% 0
1990 TEX AL 25 C 20 8 5 81.0 44 39 4 1 0 .977 0 0 4.78 2.15 .991 6.42 6.35 1 2 6 3 33% 34% 0
1990 TEX AL 25 DH 1 0
1991 TEX AL 26 C 1 0 0 6.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.50 5.00 .990 6.45 6.50 0 1 0 0 0
1992 DET AL 27 C 62 50 48 475.2 298 271 22 5 6 .983 3 8 5.54 4.73 .989 6.20 6.18 4 20 26 23 47% 34% 1
1992 DET AL 27 DH 1 1
1993 DET AL 28 C 112 99 91 897.0 593 517 69 7 10 .988 2 3 5.88 5.23 .991 6.56 6.50 4 44 57 45 44% 36% 1
1993 DET AL 28 DH 2 0
1993 DET AL 28 1B 1 0 0 4.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 1 180 13.50 6.00 .993 9.67 9.50
1994 DET AL 29 C 64 52 42 459.0 304 278 22 4 1 .987 1 3 5.88 4.69 .991 6.79 6.74 3 29 26 20 43% 31% 0
1994 DET AL 29 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.90 9.50
1994 DET AL 29 LF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.10
1994 DET AL 29 OF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.40
1995 SEA AL 30 C 23 19 19 176.1 167 151 12 4 3 .976 -1 -7 8.32 7.09 .990 6.74 6.67 3 12 13 7 35% 31% 0
1996 CHW AL 31 C 38 26 18 239.1 195 181 12 2 4 .990 0 0 7.26 5.08 .990 6.91 6.87 1 11 22 11 33% 30% 0
1996 CHW AL 31 1B 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 200 3.00 0.50 .990 9.30 9.20
1996 CHW AL 31 DH 1 0
1997 TOT AL 32 C 80 69 59 630.1 524 488 32 4 1 .992 5 10 7.42 6.50 .991 7.15 7.09 4 26 36 26 42% 33% 2
1997 CHW AL 32 C 13 8 7 79.0 61 57 3 1 0 .984 1 15 6.84 4.62 .991 7.15 7.09 0 1 5 2 29% 33% 1
1997 CHW AL 32 1B 2 0 0 2.0 4 2 1 1 1 .750 -0 -240 13.50 1.50 .992 9.45 9.25
1997 ANA AL 32 C 67 61 52 551.1 463 431 29 3 1 .994 4 9 7.51 6.87 .991 7.15 7.09 4 25 31 24 44% 33% 1
1997 ANA AL 32 DH 2 0
1998 TOT AL 33 C 94 74 66 670.0 483 438 36 9 4 .981 -2 -4 6.37 5.04 .990 7.13 7.05 5 30 53 25 32% 31% 1
1998 CHW AL 33 C 91 71 66 647.0 466 424 35 7 4 .985 -1 -2 6.38 5.04 .990 7.13 7.05 5 29 49 24 33% 31% 1
1998 ANA AL 33 C 3 3 0 23.0 17 14 1 2 0 .882 -1 -52 5.87 5.00 .990 7.12 7.07 0 1 4 1 20% 31% 0
1999 KCR AL 34 C 101 85 81 767.1 507 460 44 3 8 .994 0 0 5.91 4.99 .991 6.98 6.87 6 40 68 36 35% 33% 0
1999 KCR AL 34 DH 1 1
2000 LAD NL 35 C 78 64 58 590.1 521 483 35 3 1 .994 3 6 7.90 6.64 .990 7.45 7.38 7 26 21 19 48% 32% 0
2001 LAD NL 36 C 70 58 48 526.1 515 486 29 0 4 1.000 3 7 8.81 7.36 .992 7.74 7.65 5 13 27 16 37% 33% 2
2001 LAD NL 36 DH 1 1
2002 LAD NL 37 C 41 24 22 247.2 216 197 16 3 1 .986 1 5 7.74 5.20 .991 7.53 7.47 0 9 17 10 37% 32% 1
2003 TEX AL 38 C 7 6 4 50.0 34 31 3 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 -24 -29 6.12 4.86 .991 6.79 6.71 0 4 5 0 0% 30% 0
16 Seasons C 892 707 605 6470.0 4991 4571 370 50 47 .990 -1 -1 -0 -24 6.87 5.54 .990 6.92 6.84 73 302 453 260 36% 33% 8
7 Seasons DH 9 3
4 Seasons 1B 6 0 0 10.0 12 9 2 1 1 .917 1 84 9.90 1.83 .992 9.54 9.32
1 Season LF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.10
1 Season OF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 240 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.40
16 Seasons TOT 899 707 605 6482.0 5004 4581 372 51 48 .990 0 -1 0 -24 6.88 5.51 .990 6.92 6.85 73 302 453 260 36% 33% 8
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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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.
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  • 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Assists as C s c a p y
1993 AL  69 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1998 AL  9 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1999 AL  8 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1988 AL  9 (3rd)
1989 AL  21 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1992 AL  46.9 (3rd)
1993 AL  44.1 (5th)
1994 AL  43.5 (3rd)
1997 AL  41.9 (5th)
2000 NL  47.5 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1989 AL  8.17 (1st)
2000 NL  7.90 (4th)
2001 NL  8.81 (3rd)
Career  6.87 (82nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1989 AL  .992 (4th)
1999 AL  .994 (4th)
Career  .990 (95th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2261), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (187th), 7.7 career WAR/9.8 7yr-peak WAR/8.8 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 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
1989 24 Texas Rangers $72,500* ?
1990 25 Texas Rangers $122,000 ? USA Today
1991 26 Texas Rangers $110,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
1992 27 Detroit Tigers $155,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
1993 28 Detroit Tigers $240,000 ? 1994 Joint Exhibit 1
1994 29 Detroit Tigers $1,000,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 30 Seattle Mariners $555,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 31 Chicago White Sox $350,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 32 Chicago White Sox $647,500 ? 1997 postseason AP survey Includes $222,500 earned bonus
1998 33 Chicago White Sox $710,000 ? 11/23/98 USA Today Includes $35,000 earned bonus
1999 34 Kansas City Royals $875,000 ? 11/19/99 USA Today Includes $150,000 earned bonus
2000 35 Los Angeles Dodgers $500,000 ? 4/5/00 AP
2001 36 Los Angeles Dodgers $900,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 37 Los Angeles Dodgers $1,100,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 38 Texas Rangers $750,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,087,000
Disputed Salaries
*1989 - $72,000 - 11/1/89 NYT -
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: Chadden Chad Michael Kreuter krueter

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