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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 24.112, 15,214th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2000 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Nationals 2000-2007
Agents: Scott Boras [*]
Last Game: September 30, 2007 (Age 31.291)
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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
2000 24 MIN AL 56 190 167 18 29 10 0 5 17 0 0 17 38 .174 .254 .323 .577 43 54 6 2 1 3 2 2/3D
2001 25 MIN AL 15 42 40 6 17 5 0 3 12 0 1 0 8 .425 .429 .775 1.204 208 31 0 1 0 1 0 /D23
2002 26 MIN AL 63 196 181 19 47 11 1 7 27 0 2 13 38 .260 .306 .448 .754 98 81 5 0 0 2 1 D/32
2003 27 MIN AL 107 374 345 39 99 19 0 17 64 0 1 25 82 .287 .342 .490 .832 116 169 8 4 0 0 1 D23
2004 28 MIN AL 88 287 264 25 71 14 0 9 39 0 0 16 60 .269 .321 .424 .745 91 112 7 5 0 2 0 D23
2005 29 MIN AL 101 350 304 33 79 5 0 17 50 0 0 41 85 .260 .354 .444 .798 110 135 7 4 0 1 2 D3/2
2006 30 WSN NL 39 80 67 5 16 3 0 2 9 0 0 11 17 .239 .350 .373 .723 91 25 2 1 0 1 0 2/3D
2007 31 MIN AL 7 20 20 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .150 .150 .200 .350 -6 4 1 0 0 0 0 /2D3
8 Yrs 476 1539 1388 146 361 68 1 60 218 0 4 123 332 .260 .326 .440 .766 98 611 36 17 1 10 6
162 Game Avg. 162 524 472 50 123 23 0 20 74 0 1 42 113 .260 .326 .440 .766 98 208 12 6 0 3 2
MIN (7 yrs) 437 1459 1321 141 345 65 1 58 209 0 4 112 315 .261 .324 .444 .768 98 586 34 16 1 9 6
WSN (1 yr) 39 80 67 5 16 3 0 2 9 0 0 11 17 .239 .350 .373 .723 91 25 2 1 0 1 0
AL (7 yrs) 437 1459 1321 141 345 65 1 58 209 0 4 112 315 .261 .324 .444 .768 98 586 34 16 1 9 6
NL (1 yr) 39 80 67 5 16 3 0 2 9 0 0 11 17 .239 .350 .373 .723 91 25 2 1 0 1 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
2000 24 MIN AL 56 190 -16 -0 -1 -4 3 -20 -1.8 7 -12 -1.1 .468 .489 -0.7 -0.1 -8 $200,000 2/3D
2001 25 MIN AL 15 42 6 -1 0 -0 -1 5 0.5 2 6 0.6 .531 .503 0.6 -0.1 7 /D23
2002 26 MIN AL 63 196 -2 -2 -1 -1 -4 -9 -0.9 7 -2 -0.2 .486 .495 -0.1 -0.5 -1 D/32
2003 27 MIN AL 107 374 7 -2 -1 -1 -6 -2 -0.1 14 12 1.2 .498 .499 1.3 -0.6 13 $312,500 D23
2004 28 MIN AL 88 287 -4 -1 -1 -5 -2 -14 -1.2 11 -3 -0.2 .485 .492 0.2 -0.6 2 $340,000 D23
2005 29 MIN AL 101 350 6 -2 -1 -4 -7 -8 -0.8 13 5 0.5 .492 .495 0.9 -1.1 9 $750,000 D3/2
2006 30 WSN NL 39 80 -1 1 -0 -2 0 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .494 .499 0.2 -0.2 2 $850,000 2/3D
2007 31 MIN AL 7 20 -2 0 0 -2 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .442 .497 -0.2 -0.2 -1 /2D3
8 Seasons 476 1539 -5 -6 -5 -20 -17 -53 -5.0 57 4 0.4 .489 .495 2.2 -3.4 23 $2,452,500
MIN (7 yrs) 437 1459 -4 -7 -5 -18 -17 -51 -4.7 55 4 0.4 .489 .495 2.0 -3.2 21 $1,602,500
WSN (1 yr) 39 80 -1 1 -0 -2 0 -2 -0.2 2 0 0.0 .494 .499 0.2 -0.2 2 $850,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2002 26 MIN AL ALDS OAK W 3 9 9 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .444 .444 .444 .889 4 1 0 0 0 0
2002 26 MIN AL ALCS ANA L 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
2003 27 MIN AL ALDS NYY L 3 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .091 .167 .091 .258 1 0 0 0 0 0
2004 28 MIN AL ALDS NYY L 3 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (4 Series) 10 28 26 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 .269 .321 .269 .591 7 1 0 0 0 0
3 ALDS 9 25 23 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 .261 .320 .261 .581 6 1 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0

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
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 DH 212 195
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

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)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1841), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (541st), 0.4 career WAR/1.6 7yr-peak WAR/1.0 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 2, 1994: Drafted by the New York Mets in the 2nd round of the 1994 amateur draft, but did not sign.
  • June 3, 1997: Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (50th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed August 6, 1997.
  • October 11, 2005: Granted Free Agency.
  • February 8, 2006: Signed as a Free Agent with the Washington Nationals.
  • October 15, 2006: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 15, 2007: Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins.
  • October 10, 2007: Granted Free Agency.
  • February 15, 2008: Signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
2000 24 Minnesota Twins $200,000 ? 4/5/00 AP
2003 27 Minnesota Twins $312,500 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 28 Minnesota Twins $340,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 29 Minnesota Twins $750,000 ?
2006 30 Washington Nationals $850,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,452,500
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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