Matt LeCroy    \LEE-croy\

Matthew Hanks LeCroy

Positions: Designated Hitter, Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: December 13, 1975 in Belton, SC
High School: Belton-Honea Path HS (Belton, SC)
School: Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (50th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft.
Signed August 6, 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 3, 2000 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Twins/Nationals 2000-2007
Agents: Scott Boras [*]
Final Game: September 30, 2007 (Age 31)
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Standard Fielding

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
2000 MIN AL 24 C 49 48 40 410.2 337 317 16 4 8 .988 -4 -12 7.30 6.80 .991 6.93 6.85 4 23 22 9 29% 30% 0
2000 MIN AL 24 1B 3 1 0 12.0 13 13 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -40 9.75 4.33 .993 9.38 9.27
2000 MIN AL 24 DH 2 2
2001 MIN AL 25 DH 9 9
2001 MIN AL 25 C 3 0 0 9.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.00 2.33 .990 7.20 7.10 0 1 1 1 50% 30% 0
2001 MIN AL 25 1B 2 0 0 6.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 6.00 2.00 .992 9.45 9.30
2002 MIN AL 26 DH 41 35
2002 MIN AL 26 1B 8 5 1 45.0 41 39 1 1 8 .976 0 3 8.00 5.00 .993 9.34 9.22
2002 MIN AL 26 C 6 3 1 27.0 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -44 7.00 3.50 .993 6.97 6.88 2 2 0 0 0
2003 MIN AL 27 DH 63 56
2003 MIN AL 27 C 22 20 9 158.0 101 95 4 2 0 .980 -1 -1 -8 -9 5.64 4.50 .991 6.79 6.72 2 4 14 4 22% 30% 0
2003 MIN AL 27 1B 17 12 6 105.1 103 99 3 1 7 .990 1 0 10 0 8.72 6.00 .993 9.54 9.46
2004 MIN AL 28 DH 30 29
2004 MIN AL 28 C 26 16 6 144.1 122 114 4 4 0 .967 -3 -2 -25 -14 7.36 4.54 .992 7.12 7.07 1 3 15 1 6% 32% 0
2004 MIN AL 28 1B 23 20 15 181.2 176 172 3 1 17 .994 -1 -3 -9 -20 8.67 7.61 .994 9.31 9.25
2005 MIN AL 29 DH 63 61
2005 MIN AL 29 1B 23 21 10 179.0 215 204 8 3 18 .986 -1 -4 -9 -27 10.66 9.22 .994 9.60 9.49
2005 MIN AL 29 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 7.20 6.70 0 0 0 0 0
2006 WSN NL 30 C 13 9 7 88.0 63 60 1 2 0 .968 -4 -2 -55 -23 6.24 4.69 .992 7.37 7.32 0 4 20 1 5% 28% 0
2006 WSN NL 30 1B 6 2 0 22.0 21 19 1 1 2 .952 -0 0 -11 0 8.18 3.33 .994 9.45 9.37
2006 WSN NL 30 DH 2 2
2007 MIN AL 31 C 4 4 4 35.0 23 22 0 1 0 .957 -2 -2 -69 -58 5.66 5.50 .991 7.28 7.20 1 1 8 0 0% 27% 0
2007 MIN AL 31 DH 2 1
2007 MIN AL 31 1B 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 13.50 3.00 .993 9.45 9.30
8 Seasons C 124 100 67 873.0 674 634 27 13 8 .981 -15 -6 -21 -16 6.81 5.33 .991 7.00 6.94 10 38 80 16 17% 30% 0
8 Seasons 1B 83 61 32 553.0 576 553 16 7 53 .988 -2 -7 -5 -17 9.26 6.86 .994 9.46 9.37
8 Seasons TOT 207 161 99 1426.0 1250 1187 43 20 61 .984 -17 -14 -15 -18 7.76 5.94 .992 7.95 7.91 10 38 80 16 17% 30% 0
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.
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2000 MIN AL 24 C -4 -12 -4
2000 MIN AL 24 1B -0 -40 -0 -0 -0 0
2001 MIN AL 25 C 0 0 0
2001 MIN AL 25 1B -0 -40 -0 0 -0 0
2002 MIN AL 26 1B 0 3 0 -0 0 0
2002 MIN AL 26 C -1 -44 -1
2003 MIN AL 27 C -1 -8 -1 -1 -9 0 -1
2003 MIN AL 27 1B 1 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2004 MIN AL 28 C -3 -25 -3 -2 -14 0 -2
2004 MIN AL 28 1B -1 -9 -1 -1 -0 0 -3 -20 -3 0
2005 MIN AL 29 1B -1 -9 -1 -3 2 0 -4 -27 -2 0
2005 MIN AL 29 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 WSN NL 30 C -4 -55 -4 -2 -23 0 -3
2006 WSN NL 30 1B -0 -11 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 MIN AL 31 C -2 -69 -2 -2 -58 0 -2
2007 MIN AL 31 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons C -15 -21 -15 -6 -16 0 -8
8 Seasons 1B -2 -5 -2 -4 2 0 -7 -17 -5 0
8 Seasons TOT -17 -15 -2 -4 2 0 -15 -14 -18 -5 0 0 -8

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2000 MIN AL 24 56 51 56 52 0 49 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
2001 MIN AL 25 15 9 15 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 0
2002 MIN AL 26 63 43 63 14 0 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 17 0
2003 MIN AL 27 107 88 107 38 0 22 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 15 0
2004 MIN AL 28 88 65 88 48 0 26 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 19 0
2005 MIN AL 29 101 82 101 24 0 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 17 0
2006 WSN NL 30 39 13 39 19 0 13 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 22 0
2007 MIN AL 31 7 5 7 5 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
8 Seasons 476 356 476 205 0 124 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 212 97 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
2000 MIN AL 24 1827 5.08 5.44 12 92% 2 0 318 8 3 7 300 15 4 0 0 1 4 1 3 0 0 8 0 1 2 2 50%
2001 MIN AL 25 35 3.00 3.00 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 MIN AL 26 118 6.00 6.00 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 MIN AL 27 702 4.96 5.35 7 86% 0 0 95 5 1 1 88 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2004 MIN AL 28 606 3.55 4.12 5 100% 0 0 114 4 0 2 108 4 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 MIN AL 29 3 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 WSN NL 30 377 4.09 4.09 2 100% 0 0 60 2 0 0 58 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 MIN AL 31 148 2.57 2.83 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 3816 4.61 4.95 26 92% 2 0 636 19 4 10 603 25 6 0 0 2 13 1 3 9 0 8 0 1 2 3 33%
MLB Averages 4.44 4.84 93% 86%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
2000 MIN AL 24 4 23 712 22 9 7 29% 21 4 0 5 1 0 0 0 70 9 1.20 1.53
2001 MIN AL 25 0 1 15 1 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.35 0.11
2002 MIN AL 26 2 2 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2003 MIN AL 27 2 4 275 14 4 3 22% 12 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 24 5 0.95 1.52
2004 MIN AL 28 1 3 209 15 1 1 6% 15 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 25 4 1.41 1.83
2005 MIN AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 WSN NL 30 0 4 129 20 1 0 5% 15 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 28 2 1.37 1.49
2007 MIN AL 31 1 1 46 8 0 0 0% 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 2.90
8 Seasons 10 38 1432 80 16 12 17% 71 9 8 7 1 0 0 0 167 21 1.40 1.46
MLB Averages 30% 1.27 1.24

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2000 MIN AL 24 54 63% 76% 37% 1 100% 0 13 0 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2001 MIN AL 25 26 62% 54% 12% 1 100% 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 MIN AL 26 192 56% 79% 25% 10 100% 0 39 3 37 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2003 MIN AL 27 455 59% 76% 29% 19 100% 0 99 6 92 2 10 3 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 6 1 1 1 0 0
2004 MIN AL 28 758 56% 76% 34% 28 93% 0 172 6 164 2 17 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 17 1 0 0 17 1 0 0 0 1 100%
2005 MIN AL 29 759 58% 82% 36% 38 87% 0 204 10 192 2 15 8 7 0 1 2 3 0 3 0 3 18 0 0 0 15 0 3 1 2 5 60%
2006 WSN NL 30 102 63% 72% 26% 3 100% 0 19 1 18 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
2007 MIN AL 31 7 57% 57% 29% 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 2353 58% 77% 33% 100 93% 0 553 27 520 8 50 16 12 2 2 3 7 2 4 1 4 54 1 0 0 48 2 5 2 3 7 71%
MLB Averages 58% 77% 31% 95% 82%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2000 AL  8 (4th)

                                         

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