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Derrick May

Derrick Brant May

Positions: Leftfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: July 14, 1968 in Rochester, NY
High School: Newark HS (Newark, DE)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft.
Signed June 5, 1986. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1990 (Age 22.054)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1992 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Astros/Expos/Phillies/Brewers/... 1990-1999

Final Game: October 3, 1999 (Age 31.081)
Relatives: Son of Dave May
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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
1990 21 CHC NL 17 63 61 8 15 3 0 1 11 1 0 2 7 .246 .270 .344 .614 63 21 1 0 0 0 0 7
1991 22 CHC NL 15 25 22 4 5 2 0 1 3 0 0 2 1 .227 .280 .455 .735 100 10 1 0 0 1 0 /7
1992 23 CHC NL 124 371 351 33 96 11 0 8 45 5 3 14 40 .274 .306 .373 .679 90 131 10 3 2 1 4 79
1993 24 CHC NL 128 503 465 62 137 25 2 10 77 10 3 31 41 .295 .336 .422 .757 105 196 15 1 0 6 6 *7/9
1994 25 CHC NL 100 378 345 43 98 19 2 8 51 3 2 30 34 .284 .340 .420 .760 98 145 11 0 1 2 4 *7
1995 26 TOT MLB 110 348 319 44 90 18 2 9 50 5 1 24 42 .282 .333 .436 .769 104 139 5 2 0 3 0 79/3
1995 26 MIL AL 32 119 113 15 28 3 1 1 9 0 1 5 18 .248 .286 .319 .604 54 36 1 1 0 0 0 7
1995 26 HOU NL 78 229 206 29 62 15 1 8 41 5 0 19 24 .301 .358 .500 .858 132 103 4 1 0 3 0 79/3
1996 27 HOU NL 109 294 259 24 65 12 3 5 33 2 2 30 33 .251 .330 .378 .708 94 98 3 2 0 3 8 7/9
1997 28 PHI NL 83 159 149 8 34 5 1 1 13 4 1 8 26 .228 .266 .295 .561 47 44 4 0 0 1 3 9/7
1998 29 MON NL 85 192 180 13 43 8 0 5 15 0 0 11 24 .239 .281 .367 .648 71 66 5 0 0 1 1 7/D
1999 30 BAL AL 26 54 49 5 13 0 0 4 12 0 0 4 6 .265 .315 .510 .825 111 25 2 0 0 1 0 /D97
10 Yrs 797 2387 2200 244 596 103 10 52 310 30 12 156 254 .271 .319 .398 .717 92 875 57 8 3 19 26
162 Game Avg. 162 485 447 50 121 21 2 11 63 6 2 32 52 .271 .319 .398 .717 92 178 12 2 1 4 5
CHC (5 yrs) 384 1340 1244 150 351 60 4 28 187 19 8 79 123 .282 .325 .404 .729 97 503 38 4 3 10 14
HOU (2 yrs) 187 523 465 53 127 27 4 13 74 7 2 49 57 .273 .342 .432 .775 111 201 7 3 0 6 8
PHI (1 yr) 83 159 149 8 34 5 1 1 13 4 1 8 26 .228 .266 .295 .561 47 44 4 0 0 1 3
MON (1 yr) 85 192 180 13 43 8 0 5 15 0 0 11 24 .239 .281 .367 .648 71 66 5 0 0 1 1
BAL (1 yr) 26 54 49 5 13 0 0 4 12 0 0 4 6 .265 .315 .510 .825 111 25 2 0 0 1 0
MIL (1 yr) 32 119 113 15 28 3 1 1 9 0 1 5 18 .248 .286 .319 .604 54 36 1 1 0 0 0
NL (9 yrs) 739 2214 2038 224 555 100 9 47 289 30 11 147 230 .272 .321 .399 .720 94 814 54 7 3 18 26
AL (2 yrs) 58 173 162 20 41 3 1 5 21 0 1 9 24 .253 .295 .377 .671 71 61 3 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
1990 21 CHC NL 17 63 -3 -0 -0 -2 -1 -6 -0.7 2 -4 -0.5 .459 .496 -0.3 -0.3 -2 7
1991 22 CHC NL 15 25 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.0 0.0 1 /7
1992 23 CHC NL 124 371 -4 -0 -0 -4 -4 -12 -1.5 11 -1 -0.3 .488 .491 0.0 -0.9 2 79
1993 24 CHC NL 128 503 4 -2 -0 -4 -5 -7 -0.7 16 8 0.8 .494 .495 1.1 -0.9 13 $212,500 *7/9
1994 25 CHC NL 100 378 1 -1 -0 1 -3 -3 -0.3 12 9 0.8 .497 .498 0.7 -0.3 8 $300,000 *7
1995 26 MIL AL 32 119 -8 -0 -0 -0 -1 -10 -0.9 4 -5 -0.5 .471 .494 -0.4 -0.1 -5 7
1995 26 HOU NL 78 229 9 2 0 4 -2 12 1.2 7 19 1.9 .516 .508 1.5 0.1 16 $358,334 79/3
1996 27 HOU NL 109 294 -2 1 1 6 -2 3 0.1 9 12 1.0 .503 .502 0.5 0.2 6 $750,000 7/9
1997 28 PHI NL 83 159 -14 1 0 2 -1 -12 -1.3 5 -7 -0.8 .485 .492 -1.0 -0.0 -9 $300,000 9/7
1998 29 MON NL 85 192 -8 -1 -1 6 -1 -5 -0.6 6 1 0.0 .494 .497 -0.6 0.4 -5 $250,000 7/D
1999 30 BAL AL 26 54 0 0 -0 0 -1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .497 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 $200,000 /D97
10 Seasons 797 2387 -25 -0 -1 8 -22 -41 -4.7 75 34 2.6 .494 .497 1.6 -1.8 26 $2,370,834
CHC (5 yrs) 384 1340 -3 -4 -1 -9 -13 -29 -3.2 41 12 0.9 .492 .495 1.5 -2.3 21 $512,500
HOU (2 yrs) 187 523 8 3 1 9 -5 15 1.4 16 31 2.9 .508 .504 2.1 0.3 22 $1,108,334
PHI (1 yr) 83 159 -14 1 0 2 -1 -12 -1.3 5 -7 -0.8 .485 .492 -1.0 -0.0 -9 $300,000
MON (1 yr) 85 192 -8 -1 -1 6 -1 -5 -0.6 6 1 0.0 .494 .497 -0.6 0.4 -5 $250,000
BAL (1 yr) 26 54 0 0 -0 0 -1 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .497 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 $200,000
MIL (1 yr) 32 119 -8 -0 -0 -0 -1 -10 -0.9 4 -5 -0.5 .471 .494 -0.4 -0.1 -5

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 Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1990 CHC NL 21 LF 17 16 11 130.2 35 33 1 1 0 .971 -2 -17 2.34 2.00 .979 2.19 2.18
1990 CHC NL 21 OF 17 16 11 130.2 36 34 1 1 0 .972 -2 -17 2.41 2.06 .981 2.39 2.37
1991 CHC NL 22 LF 7 4 1 40.1 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.68 1.71 .983 2.19 2.17
1991 CHC NL 22 OF 7 4 1 40.1 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 0 3 2.68 1.71 .983 2.28 2.27
1992 CHC NL 23 OF 108 85 61 779.2 161 153 3 5 0 .969 -4 -6 1.80 1.44 .983 2.34 2.34
1992 CHC NL 23 LF 98 72 54 667.2 142 134 3 5 0 .965 -2 -4 1.85 1.40 .979 2.16 2.16
1992 CHC NL 23 RF 14 13 7 112.0 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -15 1.53 1.36 .979 2.08 2.08
1993 CHC NL 24 OF 122 113 98 1004.1 235 220 8 7 1 .970 -4 -5 2.04 1.87 .979 2.34 2.33
1993 CHC NL 24 LF 121 112 97 993.1 229 214 8 7 1 .969 -3 -3 2.01 1.83 .975 2.11 2.10
1993 CHC NL 24 RF 2 1 1 11.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -153 2.45 1.50 .977 2.21 2.15
1994 CHC NL 25 LF 92 87 63 742.2 161 156 4 1 0 .994 1 1 1.94 1.74 .981 1.91 1.90
1994 CHC NL 25 OF 92 87 63 742.2 160 155 4 1 0 .994 1 1 1.93 1.73 .980 2.24 2.23
1995 TOT MLB 26 OF 87 75 44 643.1 144 139 1 4 1 .972 3 6 1.96 1.61 .981 2.22 2.20
1995 TOT MLB 26 LF 75 65 40 560.1 134 129 1 4 1 .970 3 7 2.09 1.73 .977 2.03 2.00
1995 MIL AL 26 LF 32 29 16 246.2 68 65 1 2 1 .971 -0 -2 2.41 2.06 .982 2.22 2.19
1995 MIL AL 26 OF 32 29 16 246.2 68 65 1 2 1 .971 -0 -2 2.41 2.06 .983 2.33 2.31
1995 HOU NL 26 OF 55 46 28 396.2 76 74 0 2 0 .974 4 11 1.68 1.35 .979 2.15 2.14
1995 HOU NL 26 LF 43 36 24 313.2 66 64 0 2 0 .970 4 14 1.84 1.49 .972 1.87 1.86
1995 HOU NL 26 RF 12 10 4 83.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 1.41 1.08 .978 2.08 2.07
1995 HOU NL 26 1B 1 1 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -154 0.00 0.00 9.64 9.70
1996 HOU NL 27 OF 71 66 39 535.2 134 125 5 4 0 .970 6 12 2.18 1.83 .978 2.13 2.12
1996 HOU NL 27 LF 70 65 38 524.0 132 124 4 4 0 .970 4 9 2.20 1.83 .975 1.85 1.83
1996 HOU NL 27 RF 3 1 1 11.2 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 2 154 2.31 1.00 .973 2.08 2.03
1997 PHI NL 28 OF 56 31 24 302.1 76 69 4 3 1 .961 2 7 2.17 1.30 .980 2.13 2.12
1997 PHI NL 28 RF 49 26 22 262.2 63 57 3 3 1 .952 1 6 2.06 1.22 .977 2.04 2.03
1997 PHI NL 28 LF 7 5 2 39.2 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 0 9 2.95 1.86 .980 1.95 1.93
1998 MON NL 29 LF 48 38 19 306.2 61 57 3 1 1 .984 6 24 1.76 1.25 .975 1.89 1.88
1998 MON NL 29 OF 48 38 19 306.2 61 57 3 1 1 .984 6 24 1.76 1.25 .980 2.17 2.16
1998 MON NL 29 DH 2 2
1999 BAL AL 30 DH 9 7
1999 BAL AL 30 OF 5 3 2 26.0 8 7 1 0 1 1.000 0 9 2.77 1.60 .984 2.28 2.28
1999 BAL AL 30 RF 3 2 2 19.0 7 6 1 0 1 1.000 0 13 3.32 2.33 .981 2.13 2.07
1999 BAL AL 30 LF 2 1 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.29 0.50 .980 2.06 2.05
10 Seasons OF 613 518 362 4511.2 1027 970 31 26 5 .975 8 2 2.00 1.63 .980 2.26 2.24
10 Seasons LF 537 465 325 4012.1 920 871 26 23 3 .975 8 2 2.01 1.67 .977 2.02 2.01
6 Seasons RF 83 53 37 499.1 108 100 5 3 2 .972 0 1 1.89 1.27 .978 2.06 2.05
2 Seasons DH 11 9
1 Season 1B 1 1 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -154 0.00 0.00 9.64 9.70
10 Seasons TOT 614 519 362 4514.0 1027 970 31 26 5 .975 8 2 2.00 1.63 .980 2.26 2.25
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

AB per SO s c a p y
1993 NL  11.3 (7th)
1994 NL  10.1 (7th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1994 NL  92 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 NL  8 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1992 NL  5 (1st)
1993 NL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 AL  1 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1997 NL  1 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1998 NL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
Career  2.01 (58th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 NL  1.83 (5th)
1994 NL  1.74 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 NL  .969 (5th)
1994 NL  .994 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1994 NL  .994 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (343rd), 2.6 career WAR/4.3 7yr-peak WAR/3.5 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 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
1993 24 Chicago Cubs $212,500 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1994 25 Chicago Cubs $300,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 26 Houston Astros $358,334 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $33,334 earned bonus
1996 27 Houston Astros $750,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 28 Philadelphia Phillies $300,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 29 Montreal Expos $250,000 ? 11/23/98 USA Today Includes $50,000 earned bonus
1999 30 Baltimore Orioles $200,000 ? 11/19/99 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,370,834
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.

Name Translations

Note this is done in a automated way, so we apologize for any errors, & please report any suggested corrections
Japanese: デリック・メイ 統計

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Name and misspellings: Derrick Brant derreck Derrick May

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