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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 22, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1058. Jim Russell… #1059. Don Blasingame… #1060. Jocko Milligan… #1061. MATT LAWTON… #1062. Aaron Boone… #1063. Jimmy Austin… #1064. Darryl Hamilton… 

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
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

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
1995 MIN AL 23 OF 19 14 12 137.1 36 34 1 1 0 .972 -1 -6 2.29 1.84 .983 2.33 2.31
1995 MIN AL 23 CF 12 10 8 90.2 24 23 0 1 0 .958 -0 -3 2.28 1.92 .987 2.73 2.70
1995 MIN AL 23 RF 8 4 4 44.2 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -16 1.81 1.13 .979 2.06 2.02
1995 MIN AL 23 DH 1 0
1995 MIN AL 23 LF 1 0 0 2.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0 60 13.50 3.00 .983 2.25 2.20
1996 MIN AL 24 OF 75 65 58 590.0 203 196 4 3 1 .985 4 9 3.05 2.67 .983 2.38 2.36
1996 MIN AL 24 RF 60 51 47 464.0 153 147 3 3 1 .980 5 12 2.91 2.50 .979 2.17 2.16
1996 MIN AL 24 CF 18 14 11 124.0 50 49 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 3.63 2.78 .990 2.77 2.76
1996 MIN AL 24 DH 1 0
1996 MIN AL 24 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1997 MIN AL 25 OF 138 126 110 1124.0 294 278 9 7 3 .976 -12 -12 2.30 2.08 .982 2.32 2.30
1997 MIN AL 25 RF 66 58 46 514.1 132 126 4 2 1 .985 -0 -1 2.27 1.97 .978 2.18 2.16
1997 MIN AL 25 LF 58 51 49 460.1 115 108 5 2 2 .983 -11 -28 2.21 1.95 .979 2.07 2.05
1997 MIN AL 25 CF 24 17 15 149.1 47 44 0 3 0 .936 -0 -3 2.65 1.83 .988 2.71 2.68
1998 MIN AL 26 OF 151 147 135 1320.0 414 398 12 4 5 .990 -6 -6 2.80 2.72 .985 2.31 2.29
1998 MIN AL 26 RF 100 96 89 855.0 276 264 9 3 3 .989 7 9 2.87 2.73 .983 2.13 2.11
1998 MIN AL 26 CF 47 40 36 365.0 118 114 3 1 2 .992 -10 -33 2.88 2.49 .987 2.69 2.66
1998 MIN AL 26 LF 12 11 10 100.0 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -35 1.98 1.83 .985 2.10 2.08
1999 MIN AL 27 OF 109 103 85 901.1 220 213 3 4 0 .982 -0 -1 2.16 1.98 .984 2.30 2.27
1999 MIN AL 27 RF 103 96 81 830.1 199 192 3 4 0 .980 -2 -3 2.11 1.89 .982 2.11 2.08
1999 MIN AL 27 LF 10 5 4 51.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 2.47 1.40 .985 2.08 2.05
1999 MIN AL 27 CF 6 2 0 20.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2 102 3.15 1.17 .986 2.70 2.68
1999 MIN AL 27 DH 6 6
2000 MIN AL 28 OF 143 141 117 1209.0 287 278 4 5 1 .983 -10 -10 2.10 1.97 .985 2.36 2.33 AS
2000 MIN AL 28 RF 83 76 62 647.0 169 164 2 3 0 .982 -4 -8 2.31 2.00 .983 2.17 2.14 AS
2000 MIN AL 28 LF 67 62 54 541.0 113 110 2 1 1 .991 -6 -12 1.86 1.67 .985 2.16 2.14 AS
2000 MIN AL 28 DH 9 8 AS
2000 MIN AL 28 CF 3 3 1 21.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 -1 -34 3.00 2.33 .986 2.74 2.73 AS
2001 TOT MLB 29 OF 142 136 127 1210.1 296 289 3 4 2 .986 -0 -0 2.17 2.06 .983 2.27 2.25
2001 TOT MLB 29 RF 142 136 127 1210.1 296 289 3 4 2 .986 -0 -0 2.17 2.06 .982 2.10 2.08
2001 MIN AL 29 OF 94 90 85 799.2 199 193 2 4 2 .980 -1 -2 2.19 2.07 .984 2.30 2.28
2001 MIN AL 29 RF 94 90 85 799.2 199 193 2 4 2 .980 -1 -2 2.19 2.07 .982 2.09 2.07
2001 MIN AL 29 DH 7 7
2001 NYM NL 29 OF 48 46 42 410.2 97 96 1 0 0 1.000 1 3 2.13 2.02 .982 2.20 2.18
2001 NYM NL 29 RF 48 46 42 410.2 97 96 1 0 0 1.000 1 3 2.13 2.02 .981 2.11 2.09
2002 CLE AL 30 OF 108 107 89 902.0 241 229 6 6 2 .975 -2 -2 2.34 2.18 .985 2.35 2.32
2002 CLE AL 30 RF 85 84 67 699.1 194 184 4 6 2 .969 -2 -4 2.42 2.21 .982 2.12 2.10
2002 CLE AL 30 LF 23 23 22 202.2 47 45 2 0 0 1.000 1 4 2.09 2.04 .983 2.15 2.13
2002 CLE AL 30 DH 3 3
2003 CLE AL 31 OF 74 73 65 643.0 138 133 4 1 0 .993 -6 -6 -10 -11 1.92 1.85 .985 2.35 2.33
2003 CLE AL 31 LF 62 61 54 532.2 120 116 3 1 0 .992 -4 -8 -10 -18 2.01 1.92 .985 2.17 2.14
2003 CLE AL 31 DH 21 21
2003 CLE AL 31 RF 13 12 11 110.1 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 -1 2 -14 22 1.47 1.38 .980 2.11 2.09
2004 CLE AL 32 OF 142 142 125 1238.1 279 266 9 4 3 .986 -5 -18 -5 -17 2.00 1.94 .985 2.30 2.28 AS
2004 CLE AL 32 LF 125 124 108 1070.2 241 231 7 3 2 .988 -6 -16 -6 -18 2.00 1.90 .983 2.04 2.03 AS
2004 CLE AL 32 RF 19 18 17 167.2 38 35 2 1 1 .974 0 -2 2 -14 1.99 1.95 .983 2.22 2.21 AS
2004 CLE AL 32 DH 3 3 AS
2005 TOT MLB 33 OF 136 131 105 1137.1 277 270 4 3 2 .989 -10 -10 -10 -10 2.17 2.01 .984 2.20 2.18
2005 TOT MLB 33 RF 113 109 93 953.1 236 230 4 2 2 .992 -9 -11 -11 -13 2.21 2.07 .980 2.10 2.08
2005 TOT MLB 33 LF 26 22 12 184.1 41 40 0 1 0 .976 -1 1 -7 6 1.95 1.54 .985 1.98 1.97
2005 TOT NL 33 OF 117 117 94 1000.1 245 239 4 2 2 .992 -7 -7 -9 -8 2.19 2.08 .984 2.19 2.16
2005 TOT NL 33 RF 101 100 85 860.1 215 210 4 1 2 .995 -6 -7 -8 -9 2.24 2.12 .980 2.10 2.08
2005 PIT NL 33 OF 98 98 84 841.2 211 206 4 1 2 .995 -5 -6 -7 -8 2.25 2.14 .984 2.19 2.16
2005 PIT NL 33 RF 98 98 84 841.2 211 206 4 1 2 .995 -5 -6 -7 -9 2.25 2.14 .980 2.10 2.08
2005 CHC NL 33 OF 19 19 10 158.2 34 33 0 1 0 .971 -2 -1 -17 -7 1.87 1.74 .984 2.19 2.16
2005 CHC NL 33 LF 18 17 9 140.0 30 29 0 1 0 .967 -2 0 -13 0 1.86 1.61 .984 1.94 1.92
2005 CHC NL 33 RF 3 2 1 18.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 -45 -71 1.93 1.33 .980 2.12 2.07
2005 NYY AL 33 OF 19 14 11 137.0 32 31 0 1 0 .969 -2 -3 -20 -26 2.04 1.63 .986 2.30 2.28
2005 NYY AL 33 RF 12 9 8 92.2 21 20 0 1 0 .952 -3 -4 -36 -53 1.94 1.67 .982 2.12 2.10
2005 NYY AL 33 LF 8 5 3 44.1 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 14 27 2.23 1.38 .988 2.09 2.08
2006 SEA AL 34 OF 7 6 3 49.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 0 -1 0 -24 2.02 1.57 .986 2.30 2.27
2006 SEA AL 34 CF 5 5 2 35.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -3 -34 2.57 2.00 .989 2.65 2.60
2006 SEA AL 34 DH 2 1
2006 SEA AL 34 RF 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 24 0 1.80 0.50 .980 2.16 2.15
2006 SEA AL 34 LF 1 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.00
12 Seasons OF 1244 1191 1031 10461.2 2696 2595 59 42 19 .984 -48 -35 -5 -13 2.28 2.13 .984 2.31 2.28
12 Seasons RF 794 740 644 6501.0 1721 1658 35 28 12 .984 -8 -11 -1 -10 2.34 2.13 .981 2.13 2.11
11 Seasons LF 386 360 314 3155.2 716 688 20 8 5 .989 -30 -23 -11 -15 2.02 1.83 .983 2.09 2.07
7 Seasons CF 115 91 73 805.0 264 254 4 6 2 .977 -10 -1 -15 -34 2.88 2.24 .988 2.71 2.68
9 Seasons DH 53 49
12 Seasons TOT 1244 1191 1031 10461.2 2696 2595 59 42 19 .984 -48 -35 -5 -8 2.28 2.13 .984 2.31 2.28
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)
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 (185th)

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

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

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2004 AL  125 (5th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2004 AL  231 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2004 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1997 AL  2 (4th)
2000 AL  1 (5th)
2004 AL  2 (2nd)

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

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1998 AL  264 (5th)
Career  1,658 (91st)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1998 AL  9 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2002 AL  6 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1996 AL  1 (5th)
1998 AL  3 (3rd)
2002 AL  2 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1998 AL  398 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1998 AL  12 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1997 AL  7 (5th)
2002 AL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1998 AL  5 (2nd)
2004 AL  3 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2004 AL  .988 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1996 AL  5 (4th)
1998 AL  7 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1998 AL  2.87 (1st)
1999 AL  2.11 (5th)
2000 AL  2.31 (4th)
2001 AL  2.19 (3rd)
2002 AL  2.42 (2nd)
2005 NL  2.24 (4th)
Career  2.34 (8th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1998 AL  2.73 (1st)
2000 AL  2.00 (5th)
2001 AL  2.07 (3rd)
2002 AL  2.21 (2nd)
2005 NL  2.12 (4th)
Career  2.13 (19th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
Career  .984 (52nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1998 AL  2.72 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 10 (1439), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 14 (1009), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (979), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (155th), 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

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 23 Minnesota Twins $109,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 24 Minnesota Twins $115,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 25 Minnesota Twins $150,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 26 Minnesota Twins $215,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 27 Minnesota Twins $1,700,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
2000 28 Minnesota Twins $2,000,000* ?
2001 29 Minnesota Twins $3,900,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 30 Cleveland Indians $5,250,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 31 Cleveland Indians $6,750,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 32 Cleveland Indians $7,250,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 33 Pittsburgh Pirates $7,750,000 ?
2006 34 Seattle Mariners $400,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$35,589,000
Disputed Salaries
*2000 - $2,150,000 - 2001 Joint Exhibit 1 - Includes $150,000 earned bonus
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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