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Brian McRae

Brian Wesley McRae (twitter: @kcsluggers)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: August 27, 1967 in Bradenton, FL
High Schools: Blue Springs HS (Blue Springs, MO), Manatee HS (Bradenton, FL)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft.
Signed June 10, 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 7, 1990 (Age 22.345)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1990 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Cubs/Mets/BlueJays/Rockies 1990-1999
Agents: Dick Moss [*]
Final Game: October 3, 1999 (Age 32.037)
Relatives: Son of Hal McRae
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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 28, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #977. Richard Hidalgo… #978. Ira Flagstead… #979. Hank Leiber… #980. BRIAN MCRAE… #981. Willie Crawford… #982. Denard Span… #983. Merv Rettenmund… 

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 22 KCR AL 46 182 168 21 48 8 3 2 23 4 3 9 29 .286 .318 .405 .723 103 68 5 0 3 2 0 8
1991 23 KCR AL 152 663 629 86 164 28 9 8 64 20 11 24 99 .261 .288 .372 .660 82 234 12 2 3 5 1 *8
1992 24 KCR AL 149 592 533 63 119 23 5 4 52 18 5 42 88 .223 .285 .308 .593 65 164 10 6 7 4 1 *8
1993 25 KCR AL 153 685 627 78 177 28 9 12 69 23 14 37 105 .282 .325 .413 .738 93 259 8 4 14 3 1 *8
1994 26 KCR AL 114 505 436 71 119 22 6 4 40 28 8 54 67 .273 .359 .378 .737 89 165 3 6 6 3 3 *8/D
1995 27 CHC NL 137 638 580 92 167 38 7 12 48 27 8 47 92 .288 .348 .440 .788 109 255 12 7 3 1 1 *8
1996 28 CHC NL 157 716 624 111 172 32 5 17 66 37 9 73 84 .276 .360 .425 .785 105 265 11 12 2 5 6 *8
1997 29 TOT NL 153 639 562 86 136 32 7 11 43 17 10 65 84 .242 .326 .383 .709 85 215 13 6 4 2 2 *8
1997 29 CHC NL 108 477 417 63 100 27 5 6 28 14 6 52 62 .240 .329 .372 .701 82 155 11 4 3 1 2 8
1997 29 NYM NL 45 162 145 23 36 5 2 5 15 3 4 13 22 .248 .317 .414 .731 92 60 2 2 1 1 0 8
1998 30 NYM NL 159 645 552 79 146 36 5 21 79 20 11 80 90 .264 .360 .462 .822 116 255 5 5 3 5 3 *8
1999 31 TOT MLB 134 472 403 47 88 17 2 12 48 2 7 57 86 .218 .327 .360 .687 75 145 8 9 1 2 2 8D
1999 31 TOT NL 103 371 321 36 72 14 1 9 37 2 6 41 64 .224 .323 .358 .682 74 115 6 7 0 2 1 8
1999 31 NYM NL 96 344 298 35 66 12 1 8 36 2 6 39 57 .221 .320 .349 .669 72 104 6 5 0 2 1 8
1999 31 COL NL 7 27 23 1 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 7 .261 .370 .478 .849 94 11 0 2 0 0 0 /8
1999 31 TOR AL 31 101 82 11 16 3 1 3 11 0 1 16 22 .195 .340 .366 .706 81 30 2 2 1 0 1 D8
10 Yrs 1354 5737 5114 734 1336 264 58 103 532 196 86 488 824 .261 .331 .396 .726 92 2025 87 57 46 32 20
162 Game Avg. 162 686 612 88 160 32 7 12 64 23 10 58 99 .261 .331 .396 .726 92 242 10 7 6 4 2
KCR (5 yrs) 614 2627 2393 319 627 109 32 30 248 93 41 166 388 .262 .313 .372 .685 84 890 38 18 33 17 6
NYM (3 yrs) 300 1151 995 137 248 53 8 34 130 25 21 132 169 .249 .342 .421 .763 99 419 13 12 4 8 4
CHC (3 yrs) 402 1831 1621 266 439 97 17 35 142 78 23 172 238 .271 .348 .416 .764 101 675 34 23 8 7 9
COL (1 yr) 7 27 23 1 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 7 .261 .370 .478 .849 94 11 0 2 0 0 0
TOR (1 yr) 31 101 82 11 16 3 1 3 11 0 1 16 22 .195 .340 .366 .706 81 30 2 2 1 0 1
NL (5 yrs) 709 3009 2639 404 693 152 25 70 273 103 44 306 414 .263 .346 .419 .764 100 1105 47 37 12 15 13
AL (6 yrs) 645 2728 2475 330 643 112 33 33 259 93 42 182 410 .260 .314 .372 .685 84 920 40 20 34 17 7

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 22 KCR AL 46 182 0 -1 -1 2 1 1 0.1 7 8 0.8 .503 .501 0.6 0.3 6 $100,000 8
1991 23 KCR AL 152 663 -18 2 2 -6 2 -17 -1.7 23 6 0.5 .488 .489 1.2 -0.3 12 $124,000 *8
1992 24 KCR AL 149 592 -25 2 0 -6 3 -27 -2.8 22 -4 -0.7 .481 .482 0.0 -0.3 2 $275,000 *8
1993 25 KCR AL 153 685 -1 -1 2 6 3 8 0.9 25 33 3.2 .506 .505 2.7 0.9 27 $378,500 *8
1994 26 KCR AL 114 505 -6 1 3 -8 2 -8 -0.7 19 10 1.0 .493 .495 1.7 -0.5 18 $1,900,000 *8/D
1995 27 CHC NL 137 638 8 1 1 5 3 17 1.6 18 35 3.4 .512 .511 2.8 0.8 30 $2,650,000 *8
1996 28 CHC NL 157 716 10 4 -0 3 3 21 1.7 21 41 3.7 .513 .513 3.6 0.5 38 $3,400,000 *8
1997 29 CHC NL 108 477 -10 1 -1 16 2 8 0.7 14 22 2.1 .508 .505 0.5 1.8 7 $3,900,000 8
1997 29 NYM NL 45 162 -0 -1 0 -4 1 -4 -0.5 5 1 -0.0 .490 .497 0.4 -0.3 4 8
1998 30 NYM NL 159 645 15 -3 1 -8 3 8 0.6 20 29 2.6 .505 .505 3.5 -0.6 36 $3,850,000 *8
1999 31 NYM NL 96 344 -11 -3 1 -22 2 -33 -3.2 11 -22 -2.2 .467 .481 -0.1 -2.0 -0 $3,750,000 8
1999 31 COL NL 7 27 1 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.1 -0.1 2 /8
1999 31 TOR AL 31 101 -3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7 -0.7 4 -3 -0.3 .478 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -2 D8
10 Seasons 1354 5737 -41 0 8 -24 24 -33 -4.0 189 156 14.1 .498 .499 16.9 -0.2 180 $20,327,500
KCR (5 yrs) 614 2627 -50 2 6 -12 11 -43 -4.2 95 53 4.8 .493 .493 6.3 -0.1 65 $2,777,500
NYM (3 yrs) 300 1151 4 -8 3 -33 6 -29 -3.1 36 7 0.4 .491 .496 3.8 -2.9 41 $7,600,000
CHC (3 yrs) 402 1831 8 6 -1 24 8 46 4.0 53 99 9.2 .511 .510 6.9 3.0 75 $9,950,000
COL (1 yr) 7 27 1 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.1 -0.1 2
TOR (1 yr) 31 101 -3 -1 -1 -1 -1 -7 -0.7 4 -3 -0.3 .478 .496 -0.2 -0.2 -2

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 KCR AL 22 CF 45 43 43 383.2 120 119 1 0 0 1.000 2 6 2.81 2.67 .985 2.74 2.71
1990 KCR AL 22 OF 45 43 43 383.2 121 120 1 0 0 1.000 2 6 2.84 2.69 .981 2.39 2.36
1991 KCR AL 23 CF 150 142 136 1301.1 410 405 2 3 0 .993 -6 -6 2.81 2.71 .989 2.76 2.76
1991 KCR AL 23 OF 150 142 136 1301.1 410 405 2 3 0 .993 -6 -6 2.81 2.71 .983 2.37 2.37
1992 KCR AL 24 CF 148 143 141 1283.1 432 421 8 3 2 .993 -6 -6 3.01 2.90 .986 2.90 2.89
1992 KCR AL 24 OF 148 143 141 1283.1 430 419 8 3 2 .993 -6 -6 2.99 2.89 .983 2.47 2.46
1993 KCR AL 25 CF 153 150 147 1345.1 403 392 5 6 3 .985 6 5 2.66 2.59 .986 2.76 2.73
1993 KCR AL 25 OF 153 150 147 1345.1 405 394 4 7 3 .983 6 5 2.66 2.60 .983 2.41 2.39
1994 KCR AL 26 CF 110 109 108 978.2 256 251 2 3 0 .988 -8 -10 2.33 2.30 .988 2.76 2.74
1994 KCR AL 26 OF 110 109 108 978.2 257 252 2 3 0 .988 -8 -10 2.34 2.31 .982 2.37 2.35
1994 KCR AL 26 DH 4 2
1995 CHC NL 27 CF 137 136 128 1213.0 352 345 4 3 0 .991 5 5 2.59 2.55 .984 2.48 2.47
1995 CHC NL 27 OF 137 136 128 1213.0 352 345 4 3 0 .991 5 5 2.59 2.55 .979 2.15 2.14
1996 CHC NL 28 CF 155 153 143 1358.2 355 348 2 5 1 .986 3 3 2.32 2.26 .984 2.49 2.47
1996 CHC NL 28 OF 155 153 143 1358.2 352 345 2 5 1 .986 3 3 2.30 2.24 .978 2.13 2.12
1997 TOT NL 29 CF 148 138 130 1222.1 316 308 4 4 2 .987 12 11 2.30 2.11 .983 2.41 2.39
1997 TOT NL 29 OF 148 138 130 1222.1 315 307 4 4 2 .987 12 11 2.29 2.10 .980 2.13 2.12
1997 CHC NL 29 CF 107 103 101 913.1 247 243 3 1 2 .996 16 20 2.42 2.30 .983 2.41 2.39
1997 CHC NL 29 OF 107 103 101 913.1 246 242 3 1 2 .996 16 20 2.41 2.29 .980 2.13 2.12
1997 NYM NL 29 CF 41 35 29 309.0 69 65 1 3 0 .957 -4 -15 1.92 1.61 .983 2.41 2.39
1997 NYM NL 29 OF 41 35 29 309.0 69 65 1 3 0 .957 -4 -15 1.92 1.61 .980 2.13 2.12
1998 NYM NL 30 CF 154 144 136 1305.1 313 301 8 4 3 .987 -8 -7 2.13 2.01 .987 2.54 2.53
1998 NYM NL 30 OF 154 144 136 1305.1 314 302 8 4 3 .987 -8 -7 2.14 2.01 .980 2.17 2.16
1999 TOT MLB 31 CF 107 98 82 850.2 197 194 2 1 1 .995 -24 -34 2.07 1.83 .984 2.64 2.62
1999 TOT MLB 31 OF 107 98 82 850.2 197 194 2 1 1 .995 -24 -34 2.07 1.83 .981 2.26 2.24
1999 TOT NL 31 CF 94 85 72 743.2 168 166 1 1 0 .994 -22 -36 2.02 1.78 .984 2.63 2.61
1999 TOT NL 31 OF 94 85 72 743.2 168 166 1 1 0 .994 -22 -36 2.02 1.78 .981 2.26 2.24
1999 NYM NL 31 CF 87 78 66 688.1 154 152 1 1 0 .994 -22 -38 2.00 1.76 .984 2.63 2.61
1999 NYM NL 31 OF 87 78 66 688.1 154 152 1 1 0 .994 -22 -38 2.00 1.76 .981 2.26 2.24
1999 COL NL 31 CF 7 7 6 55.1 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -20 2.28 2.00 .984 2.63 2.61
1999 COL NL 31 OF 7 7 6 55.1 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -20 2.28 2.00 .981 2.26 2.24
1999 TOR AL 31 DH 15 5
1999 TOR AL 31 CF 13 13 10 107.0 29 28 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -16 2.44 2.23 .985 2.72 2.68
1999 TOR AL 31 OF 13 13 10 107.0 29 28 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -16 2.44 2.23 .984 2.30 2.27
10 Seasons OF 1307 1256 1194 11242.1 3153 3083 37 33 12 .990 -24 -3 2.50 2.39 .981 2.28 2.26
10 Seasons CF 1307 1256 1194 11242.1 3154 3084 38 32 12 .990 -24 -3 2.50 2.39 .986 2.64 2.62
10 Seasons TOT 1307 1256 1194 11242.1 3153 3083 37 33 12 .990 -24 -3 2.50 2.39 .981 2.28 2.26
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
  • 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)
1996 Aug 18th NL Player of the Week

Games Played s c a p y
1994 AL  114 (2nd)
1998 NL  159 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
1991 AL  629 (10th)
1993 AL  627 (4th)
1995 NL  580 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1993 AL  685 (9th)
1994 AL  505 (8th)
1995 NL  638 (2nd)
1996 NL  716 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1995 NL  92 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1993 AL  177 (9th)
1995 NL  167 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1995 NL  38 (2nd)

Triples s c a p y
1991 AL  9 (6th)
1993 AL  9 (4th)
1994 AL  6 (5th)
1995 NL  7 (6th)
1997 NL  7 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1994 AL  28 (7th)
1996 NL  37 (6th)

Singles s c a p y
1994 AL  87 (10th)
1995 NL  110 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1996 NL  12 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1993 AL  14 (3rd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1991 AL  11 (7th)
1993 AL  14 (5th)
1994 AL  8 (8th)
1998 NL  11 (7th)
Career  86 (187th)

SB % s c a p y
1992 AL  78.26 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
Career  135.0 (242nd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1991 AL  496 (2nd)
1993 AL  489 (3rd)
1994 AL  337 (8th)
1995 NL  437 (1st)
1996 NL  479 (8th)
1997 NL  455 (10th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 AL  150 (5th)
1992 AL  148 (5th)
1993 AL  153 (1st)
1994 AL  110 (3rd)
1995 NL  137 (2nd)
1996 NL  155 (4th)
1997 NL  148 (2nd)
1998 NL  154 (4th)
Career  1,307 (48th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 AL  405 (4th)
1992 AL  421 (4th)
1993 AL  392 (5th)
1995 NL  345 (1st)
1996 NL  348 (4th)
1997 NL  308 (3rd)
Career  3,084 (56th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 AL  6 (5th)
1996 NL  5 (4th)
1997 NL  4 (5th)
1998 NL  4 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 AL  3 (2nd)
1996 NL  1 (5th)
1997 NL  2 (4th)
1998 NL  3 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1993 AL  153 (1st)
1994 AL  110 (3rd)
1995 NL  137 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1991 AL  405 (4th)
1992 AL  419 (5th)
1993 AL  394 (5th)
1995 NL  345 (1st)
1996 NL  345 (4th)
1997 NL  307 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 NL  5 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1992 AL  3.01 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1992 AL  2.90 (5th)
1995 NL  2.55 (3rd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1992 AL  .993 (3rd)
1995 NL  .991 (4th)
1996 NL  .986 (5th)
1997 NL  .987 (3rd)
Career  .990 (36th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1992 AL  2.99 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1992 AL  2.89 (4th)
1995 NL  2.55 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
Career  .990 (60th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 25 (921), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1578), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1496), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (171st), 14.1 career WAR/16.7 7yr-peak WAR/15.4 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 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
1990 22 Kansas City Royals $100,000 ? USA Today
1991 23 Kansas City Royals $124,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 24 Kansas City Royals $275,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 25 Kansas City Royals $378,500 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1994 26 Kansas City Royals $1,900,000 ? 4/5/94 USA Today Arbitration win; $1,300,000 offer
1995 27 Chicago Cubs $2,650,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 28 Chicago Cubs $3,400,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 29 Chicago Cubs $3,900,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1998 30 New York Mets $3,850,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 31 New York Mets $3,750,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$20,327,500
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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