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Matt Lawton    \LAW-ton\

Matthew Lawton

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 30, 1971 in Gulfport, MS
High School: Harrison Central HS (Gulfport, MS)
School: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Perkinston, MS)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the 1991 amateur draft.
Signed August 12, 1991. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1995 (Age 23.279)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1996 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Indians/Pirates/Mets/Yankees/... 1995-2006
Agents: Levinsons [*]
Final Game: May 16, 2006 (Age 34.167)
Relatives: Brother of Marcus Lawton
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Standard Batting

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 23 MIN AL 21 70 60 11 19 4 1 1 12 1 1 7 11 .317 .414 .467 .881 129 28 1 3 0 0 0 8/9D7
1996 24 MIN AL 79 286 252 34 65 7 1 6 42 4 4 28 28 .258 .339 .365 .704 78 92 6 4 0 2 1 98/D7
1997 25 MIN AL 142 548 460 74 114 29 3 14 60 7 4 76 81 .248 .366 .415 .781 104 191 7 10 1 1 3 *978
1998 26 MIN AL 152 662 557 91 155 36 6 21 77 16 8 86 64 .278 .387 .478 .864 123 266 10 15 0 4 6 *987
1999 27 MIN AL 118 476 406 58 105 18 0 7 54 26 4 57 42 .259 .353 .355 .708 80 144 11 6 0 7 7 *97/8D
2000 ★ 28 MIN AL 156 664 561 84 171 44 2 13 88 23 7 91 63 .305 .405 .460 .865 116 258 10 7 0 5 8 *97/D8 AS
2001 29 TOT MLB 151 657 559 95 155 36 1 13 64 29 8 85 80 .277 .382 .415 .797 111 232 16 11 0 2 6 *9/D
2001 29 MIN AL 103 444 376 71 110 25 0 10 51 19 6 63 46 .293 .396 .439 .835 120 165 14 3 0 2 6 9/D
2001 29 NYM NL 48 213 183 24 45 11 1 3 13 10 2 22 34 .246 .352 .366 .718 91 67 2 8 0 0 0 9
2002 30 CLE AL 114 484 416 71 98 19 2 15 57 8 9 59 34 .236 .342 .399 .741 99 166 13 8 1 0 0 97/D
2003 31 CLE AL 99 429 374 57 93 19 0 15 53 10 3 47 47 .249 .343 .420 .762 104 157 8 7 0 1 0 7D9
2004 ★ 32 CLE AL 150 680 591 109 164 25 0 20 70 23 9 74 84 .277 .366 .421 .787 111 249 21 11 0 4 3 *79/D AS
2005 33 TOT MLB 141 585 500 67 127 30 1 13 53 18 9 69 77 .254 .356 .396 .752 98 198 10 12 0 4 0 *97
2005 33 TOT NL 120 528 452 61 121 30 1 11 49 17 9 62 69 .268 .366 .412 .777 104 186 10 10 0 4 0 *97
2005 33 PIT NL 101 445 374 53 102 28 1 10 44 16 9 58 61 .273 .380 .433 .813 114 162 7 9 0 4 0 9
2005 33 CHC NL 19 83 78 8 19 2 0 1 5 1 0 4 8 .244 .289 .308 .597 55 24 3 1 0 0 0 7/9
2005 33 NYY AL 21 57 48 6 6 0 0 2 4 1 0 7 8 .125 .263 .250 .513 39 12 0 2 0 0 0 9/7
2006 34 SEA AL 11 29 27 5 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .259 .310 .259 .570 52 7 0 0 0 0 0 /8D97
12 Yrs 1334 5570 4763 756 1273 267 17 138 631 165 66 681 613 .267 .368 .417 .785 105 1988 113 94 2 30 34
162 Game Avg. 162 676 578 92 155 32 2 17 77 20 8 83 74 .267 .368 .417 .785 105 241 14 11 0 4 4
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
MIN (7 yrs) 771 3150 2672 423 739 163 13 72 384 96 34 408 335 .277 .379 .428 .808 107 1144 59 48 1 21 31
CLE (3 yrs) 363 1593 1381 237 355 63 2 50 180 41 21 180 165 .257 .352 .414 .767 105 572 42 26 1 5 3
NYM (1 yr) 48 213 183 24 45 11 1 3 13 10 2 22 34 .246 .352 .366 .718 91 67 2 8 0 0 0
PIT (1 yr) 101 445 374 53 102 28 1 10 44 16 9 58 61 .273 .380 .433 .813 114 162 7 9 0 4 0
CHC (1 yr) 19 83 78 8 19 2 0 1 5 1 0 4 8 .244 .289 .308 .597 55 24 3 1 0 0 0
SEA (1 yr) 11 29 27 5 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .259 .310 .259 .570 52 7 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 21 57 48 6 6 0 0 2 4 1 0 7 8 .125 .263 .250 .513 39 12 0 2 0 0 0
AL (12 yrs) 1166 4829 4128 671 1107 226 15 124 569 138 55 597 510 .268 .369 .420 .789 105 1735 101 76 2 26 34
NL (2 yrs) 168 741 635 85 166 41 2 14 62 27 11 84 103 .261 .362 .398 .760 100 253 12 18 0 4 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
1995 23 MIN AL 21 70 5 0 0 -1 -0 5 0.4 3 7 0.7 .520 .503 0.7 -0.1 8 $109,000 8/9D7
1996 24 MIN AL 79 286 -5 -3 0 4 -2 -6 -0.4 11 5 0.6 .493 .497 0.1 0.3 0 $115,000 98/D7
1997 25 MIN AL 142 548 6 -2 2 -12 -5 -11 -0.9 21 10 1.0 .493 .494 2.1 -1.5 21 $150,000 *978
1998 26 MIN AL 152 662 26 -3 2 -6 -4 16 1.6 25 40 3.9 .510 .509 4.5 -0.9 47 $215,000 *987
1999 27 MIN AL 118 476 -14 5 3 -0 -5 -12 -1.1 18 5 0.5 .490 .493 0.6 -0.5 6 $1,700,000 *97/8D
2000 ★ 28 MIN AL 156 664 17 -3 2 -10 -7 -1 0.0 25 24 2.3 .500 .500 3.3 -1.6 35 $2,000,000 *97/D8 AS
2001 29 MIN AL 103 444 12 1 -1 -1 -5 6 0.7 16 22 2.2 .506 .504 2.3 -0.5 24 $3,900,000 9/D
2001 29 NYM NL 48 213 -1 -0 -0 1 -2 -3 -0.3 6 4 0.3 .495 .498 0.2 -0.1 3 9
2002 30 CLE AL 114 484 4 -2 -0 -2 -5 -5 -0.5 18 13 1.2 .495 .497 1.4 -0.6 15 $5,250,000 97/D
2003 31 CLE AL 99 429 8 -1 1 -6 -5 -4 -0.3 16 13 1.2 .497 .498 1.8 -1.0 19 $6,750,000 7D9
2004 ★ 32 CLE AL 150 680 13 0 -1 -18 -6 -12 -1.0 24 12 1.3 .492 .493 2.9 -2.2 30 $7,250,000 *79/D AS
2005 33 PIT NL 101 445 10 -6 1 -6 -4 -4 -0.5 14 9 0.8 .495 .497 1.4 -1.1 15 $7,750,000 9
2005 33 CHC NL 19 83 -4 -0 -0 -1 -1 -7 -0.7 3 -4 -0.5 .462 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -3 7/9
2005 33 NYY AL 21 57 -3 0 1 -3 -1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .470 .496 -0.1 -0.4 -1 9/7
2006 34 SEA AL 11 29 -2 -0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .472 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $400,000 /8D97
12 Seasons 1334 5570 70 -12 8 -62 -52 -48 -3.9 202 154 15.0 .496 .498 20.8 -10.6 216 $35,589,000
MIN (7 yrs) 771 3150 47 -4 8 -26 -28 -4 0.3 118 114 11.3 .500 .500 13.7 -4.8 141 $8,189,000
CLE (3 yrs) 363 1593 24 -3 -0 -26 -16 -21 -1.7 59 38 3.8 .494 .495 6.1 -3.9 63 $19,250,000
NYM (1 yr) 48 213 -1 -0 -0 1 -2 -3 -0.3 6 4 0.3 .495 .498 0.2 -0.1 3
PIT (1 yr) 101 445 10 -6 1 -6 -4 -4 -0.5 14 9 0.8 .495 .497 1.4 -1.1 15 $7,750,000
CHC (1 yr) 19 83 -4 -0 -0 -1 -1 -7 -0.7 3 -4 -0.5 .462 .496 -0.4 -0.2 -3
SEA (1 yr) 11 29 -2 -0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .472 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $400,000
NYY (1 yr) 21 57 -3 0 1 -3 -1 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .470 .496 -0.1 -0.4 -1

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1995 23 MIN AL 70 43 12 7.4 110 .375 .317 .272 .414 .346 .467 .429 .881 .774 129 .657 2.9 0.3 .884 .267 .150 1.0
1996 24 MIN AL 286 199 31 4.2 117 .268 .258 .278 .339 .352 .365 .447 .704 .799 78 .369 -8.6 -0.8 .629 .218 .107 4.8
1997 25 MIN AL 548 359 75 5.6 109 .273 .248 .271 .366 .341 .415 .429 .781 .770 104 .537 5.1 0.5 .784 .339 .167 9.3
1998 26 MIN AL 662 424 108 6.8 111 .282 .278 .273 .387 .342 .478 .434 .864 .776 123 .620 22.1 2.0 .893 .368 .199 18.2
1999 27 MIN AL 476 323 56 4.6 116 .269 .259 .279 .353 .352 .355 .446 .708 .798 80 .429 -10.6 -1.0 .725 .291 .096 11.0
2000 28 MIN AL 664 412 112 7.2 119 .322 .305 .281 .405 .355 .460 .452 .865 .807 116 .622 18.4 1.6 .914 .346 .155 16.6
2001 29 TOT MLB 657 430 94 5.8 108 .303 .277 .267 .382 .335 .415 .431 .797 .765 111 .567 12.7 1.2 .815 .327 .138 18.0
2001 29 MIN AL 444 288 67 6.2 108 .311 .293 .268 .396 .336 .439 .431 .835 .766 120 .594 14.1 1.3 .853 .348 .146 13.1
2001 29 NYM NL 213 142 27 5.1 107 .288 .246 .263 .352 .333 .366 .430 .718 .763 91 .505 -1.4 -0.1 .739 .284 .120 4.6
2002 30 CLE AL 484 341 56 4.4 103 .226 .236 .261 .342 .328 .399 .420 .741 .747 99 .446 0.6 0.1 .682 .303 .163 10.4
2003 31 CLE AL 429 293 56 5.1 103 .249 .249 .263 .343 .328 .420 .421 .762 .749 104 .507 3.2 0.3 .747 .316 .171 12.0
2004 32 CLE AL 680 461 92 5.4 104 .293 .277 .263 .366 .330 .421 .423 .787 .753 111 .514 12.2 1.1 .761 .293 .144 21.4
2005 33 TOT MLB 585 396 76 5.1 107 .275 .254 .268 .356 .338 .396 .427 .752 .764 98 .526 1.1 0.1 .735 .298 .142 15.1
2005 33 TOT NL 528 354 72 5.4 108 .293 .268 .268 .366 .339 .412 .428 .777 .766 104 .552 5.4 0.5 .760 .299 .144 13.4
2005 33 PIT NL 445 292 65 5.9 107 .300 .273 .267 .380 .338 .433 .426 .813 .763 114 .593 11.0 1.0 .819 .334 .160 12.3
2005 33 CHC NL 83 62 7 3.0 112 .261 .244 .273 .289 .344 .308 .435 .597 .779 55 .296 -5.5 -0.5 .484 .128 .064 1.0
2005 33 NYY AL 57 42 4 2.5 103 .105 .125 .266 .263 .328 .250 .422 .513 .750 39 .231 -4.3 -0.4 .524 .292 .125 1.3
2006 34 SEA AL 29 20 2 2.7 108 .280 .259 .272 .310 .336 .259 .432 .570 .768 52 .226 -1.9 -0.2 .450 .074 .000
12 Yrs 5570 3701 770 5.6 110 .281 .267 .270 .368 .340 .417 .432 .785 .772 105 .532 57.1 5.2 .780 .314 .150 150.3
162 Game Avg. 676 449 94 5.6 110 .281 .267 .270 .368 .340 .417 .432 .785 .772 105 .532 7 1 .780 .314 .150 18
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
MIN (7 yrs) 3150 2048 461 6.0 113 .292 .277 .275 .379 .346 .428 .439 .808 .785 107 .557 43.3 4.0 .820 .327 .152 82.3
CLE (3 yrs) 1593 1095 204 5.0 104 .260 .257 .262 .352 .329 .414 .421 .767 .750 105 .492 16.0 1.5 .733 .302 .157 45.1
NYM (1 yr) 213 142 27 5.1 107 .288 .246 .263 .352 .333 .366 .430 .718 .763 91 .505 -1.4 -0.1 .739 .284 .120 4.6
PIT (1 yr) 445 292 65 5.9 107 .300 .273 .267 .380 .338 .433 .426 .813 .763 114 .593 11.0 1.0 .819 .334 .160 12.3
CHC (1 yr) 83 62 7 3.0 112 .261 .244 .273 .289 .344 .308 .435 .597 .779 55 .296 -5.5 -0.5 .484 .128 .064 1.0
SEA (1 yr) 29 20 2 2.7 108 .280 .259 .272 .310 .336 .259 .432 .570 .768 52 .226 -1.9 -0.2 .450 .074 .000
NYY (1 yr) 57 42 4 2.5 103 .105 .125 .266 .263 .328 .250 .422 .513 .750 39 .231 -4.3 -0.4 .524 .292 .125 1.3
AL (12 yrs) 4829 3205 671 5.6 110 .279 .268 .271 .369 .340 .420 .433 .789 .773 105 .531 53.1 4.9 .784 .317 .152 130.6
NL (2 yrs) 741 496 99 5.3 108 .291 .261 .267 .362 .337 .398 .428 .760 .765 100 .539 4.0 0.4 .754 .294 .137 18.4

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2000 MIN AL 28 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2004 CLE AL 32 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 GP) 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1995 23 MIN AL 70 1.4% 15.7% 10.0% 8.6% 32% 1.57 5.5 60.0 5.0 0.48 0.75 69% 33% 3.6% 15%
1996 24 MIN AL 286 2.1% 9.8% 9.8% 4.9% 22% 1.00 9.0 42.0 6.0 0.96 1.31 77% 21% 6.6% 21%
1997 25 MIN AL 548 2.6% 14.8% 13.9% 8.4% 40% 1.07 5.7 32.9 7.7 0.70 0.91 67% 19% 7.9% 20%
1998 26 MIN AL 662 3.2% 9.7% 13.0% 9.5% 41% 0.74 8.7 26.5 7.2 1.05 1.34 72% 16% 9.7% 10%
1999 27 MIN AL 476 1.5% 8.8% 12.0% 5.3% 24% 0.74 9.7 58.0 7.5 1.12 1.56 76% 17% 4.7% 14%
2000 28 MIN AL 664 2.0% 9.5% 13.7% 8.9% 35% 0.69 8.9 43.2 6.4 0.89 1.41 74% 28% 5.5% 11%
2001 29 TOT MLB 657 2.0% 12.2% 12.9% 7.6% 32% 0.94 7.0 43.0 8.7 1.05 1.65 71% 23% 6.7% 17%
2001 29 MIN AL 444 2.3% 10.4% 14.2% 7.9% 32% 0.73 8.2 37.6 7.4 1.02 1.71 73% 25% 7.4% 18%
2001 29 NYM NL 213 1.4% 16.0% 10.3% 7.0% 33% 1.55 5.4 61.0 14.1 1.11 1.51 69% 19% 5.1% 16%
2002 30 CLE AL 484 3.1% 7.0% 12.2% 7.4% 37% 0.58 12.2 27.7 7.3 0.89 1.28 76% 21% 9.2% 19%
2003 31 CLE AL 429 3.5% 11.0% 11.0% 7.9% 37% 1.00 8.0 24.9 7.1 0.83 1.11 73% 19% 9.2% 9%
2004 32 CLE AL 680 2.9% 12.4% 10.9% 6.6% 27% 1.14 7.0 29.6 8.4 0.97 1.35 72% 17% 8.4% 8%
2005 33 TOT MLB 585 2.2% 13.2% 11.8% 7.5% 35% 1.12 6.5 38.5 9.4 1.14 1.61 71% 17% 7.3% 11%
2005 33 TOT NL 528 2.1% 13.1% 11.7% 8.0% 35% 1.11 6.6 41.1 9.2 1.14 1.64 71% 17% 6.8% 10%
2005 33 PIT NL 445 2.3% 13.7% 13.0% 8.8% 38% 1.05 6.1 37.4 8.5 1.03 1.49 69% 17% 7.2% 11%
2005 33 CHC NL 83 1.2% 9.6% 4.8% 3.6% 16% 2.00 9.8 78.0 15.6 1.92 2.53 83% 19% 4.3% 4%
2005 33 NYY AL 57 3.5% 14.0% 12.3% 3.5% 33% 1.14 6.0 24.0 12.0 1.11 1.36 67% 15% 13.3% 21%
2006 34 SEA AL 29 0.0% 6.9% 6.9% 0.0% 0% 1.00 13.5 27.0 0.79 0.58 86% 16% 0.0% 7%
12 Yrs 5570 2.5% 11.0% 12.2% 7.6% 33% 0.90 7.8 34.5 7.5 0.95 1.33 73% 20% 7.5% 14%
MLB Averages 2.8% 16.7% 8.8% 8.0% 34% 1.90 5.3 31.7 7.5 0.78 1.09 70% 21% 8.0% 13%
PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1995 23 MIN AL 2.9 0.3 75 1.1 2.1 -1.0 1.06 0.5 0.5 9.8 0.9 1.02 6.2 1.12 3
1996 24 MIN AL -8.6 -0.8 297 0.3 5.0 -4.7 .90 -0.2 0.6 2.8 0.3 0.95 -2.7 1.50 10
1997 25 MIN AL 5.1 0.5 565 1.3 10.0 -8.7 .97 0.9 0.5 11.5 1.1 0.92 9.4 1.66 8
1998 26 MIN AL 22.1 2.0 693 3.0 14.5 -11.5 1.08 2.7 0.0 30.8 2.8 0.94 32.6 2.66 2
1999 27 MIN AL -10.6 -1.0 509 -1.1 7.3 -8.5 1.05 -0.6 -0.5 1.0 0.1 0.93 -7.7 1.78 6
2000 28 MIN AL 18.4 1.6 700 1.6 12.9 -11.3 1.01 1.6 -0.0 23.9 2.1 0.89 19.3 2.65 7
2001 29 TOT MLB 12.7 1.2 702 1.9 13.0 -11.1 1.02 0.9 0.9 11.7 1.1 0.91 11.6 1.81 4
2001 29 MIN AL 14.1 1.3 474 1.3 8.9 -7.6 1.02 1.2 0.0 9.9 0.9 0.93 15.5 1.81 4
2001 29 NYM NL -1.4 -0.1 228 0.6 4.1 -3.5 1.03 -0.3 0.9 1.7 0.2 0.88 -3.9 0
2002 30 CLE AL 0.6 0.1 510 1.1 8.9 -7.8 .92 -0.4 1.5 4.3 0.4 0.93 -0.9 2.03 3
2003 31 CLE AL 3.2 0.3 446 1.2 8.7 -7.5 1.02 1.0 0.2 15.5 1.5 0.89 10.9 2.76 4
2004 32 CLE AL 12.2 1.1 736 -0.0 12.3 -12.4 1.00 1.0 -1.0 5.0 0.5 0.93 10.4 2.46 3
2005 33 TOT MLB 1.1 0.1 621 1.2 10.8 -9.7 .97 1.0 0.2 4.8 0.5 0.92 12.3 1.20 3
2005 33 TOT NL 5.4 0.5 562 1.4 10.3 -8.9 1.00 1.1 0.3 9.3 0.9 0.93 13.4 1.20 3
2005 33 PIT NL 11.0 1.0 477 1.8 9.2 -7.5 1.02 1.6 0.2 14.5 1.4 0.93 18.2 1.20 3
2005 33 CHC NL -5.5 -0.5 85 -0.4 1.1 -1.4 .89 -0.5 0.1 -5.1 -0.5 0.89 -4.9 0
2005 33 NYY AL -4.3 -0.4 59 -0.3 0.5 -0.8 .69 -0.1 -0.3 -4.5 -0.4 0.87 -1.0 0
2006 34 SEA AL -1.9 -0.2 29 -0.4 0.1 -0.6 .85 -0.2 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3 0.89 -3.4 0.07 1
12 Yrs 57.1 5.3 5883 11.1 105.6 -94.5 1.00 8.3 2.7 118.3 10.8 0.92 97.9 1.88 54
BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1995 23 MIN AL 3 0 33% 24 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 64% 7 4 3 2 0 2 2 0 2
1996 24 MIN AL 6 0 31% 123 4 4 50% 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 2 1 4 24% 24 18 4 6 6 0 7 2 5
1997 25 MIN AL 5 0 32% 225 7 4 64% 7 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 1 4 4 1 15 39% 37 24 10 11 4 7 18 9 9
1998 26 MIN AL 13 0 30% 255 16 8 67% 16 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 3 3 13 40% 50 36 14 12 4 8 28 13 14
1999 27 MIN AL 3 0 32% 187 26 4 87% 25 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 16 41% 26 20 6 5 2 3 15 3 10
2000 28 MIN AL 7 0 28% 296 23 7 77% 21 6 2 1 0 0 5 4 9 0 2 2 5 11 47% 38 19 18 19 13 5 22 7 14
2001 29 TOT MLB 4 0 35% 261 29 8 78% 21 7 8 1 0 0 4 2 4 0 2 0 2 18 37% 42 28 14 13 7 4 18 9 9
2001 29 MIN AL 3 0 37% 186 19 6 76% 14 5 5 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 13 33% 34 24 10 10 7 2 11 5 6
2001 29 NYM NL 1 0 29% 75 10 2 83% 7 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 1 5 50% 8 4 4 3 0 2 7 4 3
2002 30 CLE AL 6 0 37% 180 8 9 47% 8 7 0 2 0 0 4 2 3 0 1 0 2 12 50% 19 10 9 6 5 1 17 4 11
2003 31 CLE AL 7 0 32% 178 10 3 77% 10 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 7 1 2 3 1 10 40% 27 18 6 6 2 4 14 4 9
2004 32 CLE AL 5 0 39% 315 23 9 72% 19 5 4 3 0 1 5 2 4 1 1 1 1 17 36% 47 37 10 9 5 3 25 7 16
2005 33 TOT MLB 5 0 27% 272 18 9 67% 17 9 1 0 0 0 5 4 7 2 1 1 3 11 26% 30 24 5 14 10 2 18 8 9
2005 33 TOT NL 4 0 28% 253 17 9 65% 16 9 1 0 0 0 5 4 7 2 1 1 3 11 24% 26 20 5 13 9 2 15 8 6
2005 33 PIT NL 3 0 27% 212 16 9 64% 15 9 1 0 0 0 5 4 7 2 1 1 3 10 22% 20 16 3 11 7 2 14 8 5
2005 33 CHC NL 1 0 30% 41 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 33% 6 4 2 2 2 0 1 0 1
2005 33 NYY AL 1 0 24% 19 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38% 4 4 0 1 1 0 3 0 3
2006 34 SEA AL 0 0 46% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0% 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
12 Yrs 64 0 32% 2326 165 66 71% 149 56 16 8 0 2 31 16 56 5 15 16 20 132 39% 349 240 99 104 59 39 184 66 108
ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1995 23 MIN AL 70 74% 19 2 0 3 0 0 0 1.12 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 18 1 6% 7 2 29% 51 12 24% 2 2 100% 5 3 60% 0
1996 24 MIN AL 286 80% 65 3 0 10 5 0 1 1.50 6 1 8 6 0 1 5 0 1 0 0% 60 6 10% 34 13 38% 199 42 21% 24 12 50% 15 13 87% 0
1997 25 MIN AL 548 81% 114 10 2 8 2 0 0 1.66 14 0 7 13 1 8 6 0 2 1 50% 110 7 6% 46 15 33% 324 48 15% 31 16 52% 26 21 81% 0
1998 26 MIN AL 662 76% 155 31 2 2 2 0 1 2.66 21 1 15 15 6 11 10 0 1 0 0% 136 10 7% 59 19 32% 416 61 15% 43 18 42% 29 17 59% 0
1999 27 MIN AL 476 76% 105 14 2 6 2 1 4 1.78 7 1 16 5 2 2 5 0 1 0 0% 99 11 11% 43 26 60% 318 53 17% 39 24 62% 21 16 76% 0
2000 28 MIN AL 664 72% 171 1 0 7 1 0 1 2.65 13 0 9 11 2 8 5 0 1 0 0% 116 10 9% 52 27 52% 412 77 19% 42 28 67% 37 24 65% 0
2001 29 TOT MLB 657 79% 155 2 1 4 2 0 0 1.81 13 0 7 12 1 5 8 0 1 0 0% 105 16 15% 41 12 29% 350 51 15% 39 20 51% 22 13 59% 0
2001 29 MIN AL 444 77% 110 1 0 4 2 0 0 1.81 10 0 6 9 1 4 6 0 0 0 80 14 18% 35 12 34% 268 41 15% 32 17 53% 17 10 59% 0
2001 29 NYM NL 213 81% 45 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 0% 25 2 8% 6 0 0% 82 10 12% 7 3 43% 5 3 60% 0
2002 30 CLE AL 484 71% 98 0 0 3 0 0 0 2.03 15 0 8 10 5 8 7 0 1 1 100% 85 13 15% 32 15 47% 254 43 17% 22 13 59% 15 11 73% 0
2003 31 CLE AL 429 76% 93 0 0 4 1 0 0 2.76 15 0 7 12 3 6 9 0 0 0 75 8 11% 31 10 32% 215 41 19% 24 16 67% 10 6 60% 0
2004 32 CLE AL 680 68% 164 6 0 3 1 0 1 2.46 20 0 8 14 6 10 10 0 0 0 100 21 21% 41 21 51% 354 54 15% 32 24 75% 19 15 79% 0
2005 33 TOT MLB 585 72% 127 8 1 3 0 0 0 1.20 13 1 8 9 4 8 5 0 0 0 76 10 13% 33 9 27% 272 40 15% 18 9 50% 10 6 60% 0
2005 33 TOT NL 528 72% 121 8 1 3 0 0 0 1.20 11 1 8 8 3 7 4 0 0 0 68 10 15% 28 8 29% 240 38 16% 15 8 53% 9 6 67% 0
2005 33 PIT NL 445 73% 102 7 1 3 0 0 0 1.20 10 1 7 7 3 6 4 0 0 0 63 7 11% 25 7 28% 204 34 17% 14 8 57% 8 5 63% 0
2005 33 CHC NL 83 71% 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 60% 3 1 33% 36 4 11% 1 0 0% 1 1 100% 0
2005 33 NYY AL 57 65% 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 8 0 0% 5 1 20% 32 2 6% 3 1 33% 1 0 0% 0
2006 34 SEA AL 29 97% 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.07 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0% 2 0 0% 19 1 5% 3 1 33% 1 0 0% 0
12 Yrs 5570 75% 1273 77 8 54 16 1 8 1.88 138 4 95 108 30 68 70 0 8 2 25% 983 113 12% 421 169 40% 3184 523 16% 319 183 57% 210 145 69% 0
MLB Averages 54% 71% 11% 34% 15% 52% 57%
PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
1995 23 MIN AL 70 260 3.71 156 60.0% 32.1% 10.3% 26.3% 31.4% 67.9% 0.0% 40.8% 84.9% 25.7% 5.7% 4 0 15.7% 11 4 11.4% 8 3 4 7 36.4% 0 0 0
1996 24 MIN AL 240 889 3.70 527 59.5% 27.1% 8.3% 29.4% 35.1% 72.9% 1.1% 43.4% 88.5% 31.3% 5.8% 14 1 16.7% 40 18 12.1% 29 13 10 14 41.7% 46 0 0
1997 25 MIN AL 519 2019 3.89 1130 56.3% 31.9% 9.8% 26.3% 31.9% 68.0% 1.4% 38.3% 85.4% 27.1% 7.9% 41 4 19.3% 100 29 16.2% 84 44 36 41 46.8% 29 1 1
1998 26 MIN AL 662 2523 3.81 1395 55.8% 32.2% 7.4% 24.8% 35.6% 67.8% 1.9% 37.8% 89.1% 27.2% 9.2% 61 7 21.3% 141 44 13.1% 87 54 27 37 42.2% 0 0 0
1999 27 MIN AL 478 1688 3.53 914 54.9% 26.5% 7.4% 25.5% 40.6% 73.5% 3.0% 40.4% 89.9% 28.0% 9.0% 43 12 23.2% 111 42 9.6% 46 21 17 25 40.5% -2 0 0
2000 28 MIN AL 666 2495 3.75 1400 56.8% 27.1% 9.1% 27.9% 35.9% 72.9% 2.6% 41.4% 87.5% 31.1% 8.3% 55 8 18.9% 126 49 11.3% 75 38 25 38 39.7% -2 0 0
2001 29 TOT MLB 657 2575 3.92 1452 56.9% 34.7% 7.6% 24.6% 33.1% 65.3% 1.9% 37.1% 88.4% 21.0% 7.9% 52 5 20.4% 134 44 12.3% 81 41 31 49 38.8% 0 0 0
2001 29 MIN AL 444 1712 3.86 953 56.4% 32.8% 7.2% 25.1% 34.8% 67.2% 2.8% 37.8% 89.2% 22.3% 8.1% 36 3 20.3% 90 28 13.1% 58 31 17 29 37.0% 0 0 0
2001 29 NYM NL 213 863 4.05 499 57.8% 38.3% 8.2% 23.6% 29.9% 61.7% 0.0% 35.7% 86.7% 18.3% 7.5% 16 2 20.7% 44 16 10.8% 23 10 14 20 41.2% 0 0 0
2002 30 CLE AL 484 1863 3.85 1088 58.4% 35.0% 6.9% 22.9% 35.2% 65.0% 0.0% 37.9% 89.4% 21.1% 7.2% 35 3 17.6% 85 18 12.6% 61 29 13 21 38.2% 0 0 0
2003 31 CLE AL 430 1718 4.00 983 57.2% 31.0% 9.5% 26.1% 33.4% 69.0% 0.0% 39.5% 86.3% 20.7% 8.6% 37 8 18.8% 81 22 10.5% 45 30 12 35 25.5% -1 0 0
2004 32 CLE AL 687 2622 3.82 1537 58.8% 28.6% 11.2% 26.9% 33.2% 71.4% 0.9% 42.0% 84.3% 28.8% 6.0% 41 4 17.0% 117 46 13.5% 93 54 22 62 26.2% -7 0 0
2005 33 TOT MLB 585 2247 3.84 1318 58.7% 33.7% 10.3% 23.6% 32.4% 66.3% 0.0% 38.9% 84.4% 21.5% 6.0% 35 1 16.9% 99 37 13.2% 77 41 28 49 36.4% 0 0 0
2005 33 TOT NL 528 2019 3.82 1188 58.8% 33.5% 10.2% 23.7% 32.6% 66.5% 0.0% 39.1% 84.7% 21.6% 6.1% 32 0 16.9% 89 33 13.3% 70 36 26 43 37.7% 0 0 0
2005 33 PIT NL 445 1703 3.83 988 58.0% 33.7% 10.3% 23.9% 32.1% 66.3% 0.0% 38.5% 84.4% 22.9% 6.5% 29 0 17.1% 76 30 14.2% 63 31 25 36 41.0% 0 0 0
2005 33 CHC NL 83 316 3.81 200 63.3% 32.5% 9.5% 23.0% 35.0% 67.5% 0.0% 42.7% 85.9% 14.5% 3.6% 3 0 15.7% 13 3 8.4% 7 5 1 7 12.5% 0 0 0
2005 33 NYY AL 57 228 4.00 130 57.0% 35.4% 11.5% 22.3% 30.8% 64.6% 0.0% 36.8% 82.1% 21.1% 5.3% 3 1 17.5% 10 4 12.3% 7 5 2 6 25.0% 0 0 0
2006 34 SEA AL 29 104 3.59 66 63.5% 27.3% 7.6% 27.3% 37.9% 72.7% 0.0% 46.2% 89.6% 27.6% 6.9% 2 0 31.0% 9 4 13.8% 4 3 1 1 50.0% 0 0 0
12 Yrs 5507 21003 3.81 11966 57.3% 31.1% 8.9% 25.6% 34.4% 68.9% 1.3% 39.5% 87.1% 25.7% 7.6% 420 53 19.1% 1054 357 12.5% 690 371 226 379 37.4% 63 1 1
MLB Averages 3.73 62.4% 26.6% 14.6% 27.0% 31.8% 73.4% 1.7% 45.8% 80.1% 29.4% 5.3% 15.2% 9.0% 27.3%
PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1995 23 21 70 60 11 19 4 1 1 12 1 1 7 11 .317 .414 .467 .881 129 28 1 3 0 0 0
1996 24 100 356 312 45 84 11 2 7 54 5 5 35 39 .269 .354 .385 .739 88 120 7 7 0 2 1
1997 25 242 904 772 119 198 40 5 21 114 12 9 111 120 .256 .361 .403 .764 97 311 14 17 1 3 4
1998 26 394 1566 1329 210 353 76 11 42 191 28 17 197 184 .266 .372 .434 .806 108 577 24 32 1 7 10
1999 27 512 2042 1735 268 458 94 11 49 245 54 21 254 226 .264 .367 .416 .783 101 721 35 38 1 14 17
2000 28 668 2706 2296 352 629 138 13 62 333 77 28 345 289 .274 .377 .426 .803 105 979 45 45 1 19 25
2001 29 819 3363 2855 447 784 174 14 75 397 106 36 430 369 .275 .378 .424 .802 106 1211 61 56 1 21 31
2002 30 933 3847 3271 518 882 193 16 90 454 114 45 489 403 .270 .373 .421 .794 105 1377 74 64 2 21 31
2003 31 1032 4276 3645 575 975 212 16 105 507 124 48 536 450 .267 .370 .421 .791 105 1534 82 71 2 22 31
2004 32 1182 4956 4236 684 1139 237 16 125 577 147 57 610 534 .269 .370 .421 .791 106 1783 103 82 2 26 34
2005 33 1323 5541 4736 751 1266 267 17 138 630 165 66 679 611 .267 .368 .418 .786 105 1981 113 94 2 30 34
2006 34 1334 5570 4763 756 1273 267 17 138 631 165 66 681 613 .267 .368 .417 .785 105 1988 113 94 2 30 34

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1995 23 24 76 66 11 20 4 1 1 12 1 7 12 .303 .395 .439 .834 11 21
1996 24 79 277 246 29 59 6 1 5 36 4 25 28 .240 .318 .333 .651 26 79
1997 25 142 543 457 71 111 28 3 14 58 7 74 81 .243 .360 .409 .769 65 142
1998 26 152 652 551 85 149 35 6 20 72 15 83 64 .270 .377 .465 .842 93 152
1999 27 118 465 399 52 98 17 0 7 48 24 53 42 .246 .338 .341 .678 45 118
2000 28 156 640 546 72 156 40 2 12 76 21 83 63 .286 .383 .432 .815 89 156
2001 29 151 652 556 92 152 35 1 13 62 28 83 80 .273 .377 .410 .787 84 151
2002 30 114 484 416 71 98 19 2 15 57 8 59 34 .236 .342 .399 .741 55 114
2003 31 99 431 375 58 94 19 0 15 54 10 48 47 .251 .346 .421 .767 53 99
2004 32 150 680 591 109 164 25 0 20 70 23 74 84 .277 .366 .421 .787 89 150
2005 33 141 587 501 66 128 30 1 13 53 18 70 77 .255 .358 .397 .755 69 141
2006 34 11 29 27 5 7 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 .259 .310 .259 .570 2 11
12 Yrs 1337 5516 4731 721 1236 258 17 135 599 159 661 614 .261 .361 .409 .769 681 1334
162 Game Avg. 162 668 573 87 150 31 2 16 73 19 80 74 .261 .361 .409 .769 83 1334



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2001 Jul 8th AL Player of the Week

On-Base% s c a p y
1998 AL  .387 (10th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2004 AL  109 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
2000 AL  44 (5th)

Triples s c a p y
1998 AL  6 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1998 AL  86 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2004 AL  23 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1997 AL  10 (9th)
1998 AL  15 (4th)
Career  94 (95th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2004 AL  21 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2002 AL  9 (9th)
2004 AL  9 (10th)
2005 NL  9 (10th)

SB % s c a p y
1999 AL  86.67 (1st)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2004 AL  21.4 (6th)
Career  150.3 (184th)

AB per SO s c a p y
2000 AL  8.9 (10th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2004 AL  461 (10th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 10 (1438), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 14 (1007), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (978), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (156th), 15.0 career WAR/13.6 7yr-peak WAR/14.3 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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