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Lou Merloni    \mer-LONE-ee\

Louis William Merloni

Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: April 6, 1971 in Framingham, MA
High School: Framingham South HS (Framingham, MA)
School: Providence College (Providence, RI)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 10th round of the 1993 amateur draft.
Signed June 5, 1993. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 10, 1998 (Age 27.034)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1999 season [*]
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Indians/Padres/Angels 1998-2006

Final Game: June 4, 2006 (Age 35.059)
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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
1998 27 BOS AL 39 106 96 10 27 6 0 1 15 1 0 7 20 .281 .343 .375 .718 86 36 1 2 1 0 1 4/56
1999 28 BOS AL 43 140 126 18 32 7 0 1 13 0 0 8 16 .254 .307 .333 .640 61 42 6 2 3 1 0 6/54D37
2000 29 BOS AL 40 139 128 10 41 11 2 0 18 1 0 4 22 .320 .341 .438 .778 94 56 8 1 4 2 1 5
2001 30 BOS AL 52 159 146 21 39 10 0 3 13 2 1 6 31 .267 .306 .397 .703 83 58 6 3 2 2 0 6/45
2002 31 BOS AL 84 222 194 28 48 12 2 4 18 1 2 20 35 .247 .332 .392 .724 90 76 4 5 2 1 0 4/56379
2003 32 TOT MLB 80 213 181 24 48 8 2 1 18 2 3 26 41 .265 .355 .348 .704 91 63 3 1 2 3 2 564/73
2003 32 SDP NL 65 179 151 20 41 7 2 1 17 2 3 22 33 .272 .362 .364 .726 98 55 3 1 2 3 2 564/37
2003 32 BOS AL 15 34 30 4 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 8 .233 .324 .267 .590 56 8 0 0 0 0 0 /457
2004 33 CLE AL 71 214 190 25 55 12 1 4 28 1 2 14 41 .289 .343 .426 .769 105 81 9 3 4 3 1 35/47D
2005 34 LAA AL 5 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .000 .143 .000 .143 -56 0 0 0 0 1 0 /53
2006 35 CLE AL 9 23 19 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 5 .211 .286 .263 .549 45 5 1 0 2 0 0 /456
9 Yrs 423 1223 1085 138 294 67 7 14 125 9 8 88 213 .271 .332 .384 .716 87 417 38 17 20 13 5
162 Game Avg. 162 468 416 53 113 26 3 5 48 3 3 34 82 .271 .332 .384 .716 87 160 15 7 8 5 2
BOS (6 yrs) 273 800 720 91 194 47 4 9 78 5 3 49 132 .269 .325 .383 .708 82 276 25 13 12 6 2
CLE (2 yrs) 80 237 209 26 59 13 1 4 29 2 2 16 46 .282 .338 .411 .749 99 86 10 3 6 3 1
SDP (1 yr) 65 179 151 20 41 7 2 1 17 2 3 22 33 .272 .362 .364 .726 98 55 3 1 2 3 2
LAA (1 yr) 5 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .000 .143 .000 .143 -56 0 0 0 0 1 0
AL (9 yrs) 358 1044 934 118 253 60 5 13 108 7 5 66 180 .271 .327 .388 .714 85 362 35 16 18 10 3
NL (1 yr) 65 179 151 20 41 7 2 1 17 2 3 22 33 .272 .362 .364 .726 98 55 3 1 2 3 2

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
1998 27 BOS AL 39 106 -2 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.0 4 3 0.3 .499 .500 0.3 0.1 3 $170,000 4/56
1999 28 BOS AL 43 140 -7 0 -1 1 1 -5 -0.4 5 1 0.1 .490 .497 -0.1 0.3 -1 $200,000 6/54D37
2000 29 BOS AL 40 139 -2 0 -1 -2 1 -4 -0.4 5 1 0.1 .490 .497 0.2 -0.1 2 $250,000 5
2001 30 BOS AL 52 159 -3 -1 -1 2 2 -1 -0.0 6 5 0.5 .499 .500 0.3 0.5 3 6/45
2002 31 BOS AL 84 222 -2 -1 0 6 2 5 0.5 8 13 1.3 .506 .503 0.7 0.8 7 $290,000 4/56379
2003 32 SDP NL 65 179 1 -2 0 -4 2 -3 -0.3 6 2 0.2 .495 .498 0.6 -0.3 7 $560,000 564/37
2003 32 BOS AL 15 34 -2 -0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .495 .500 -0.1 0.1 -0 /457
2004 33 CLE AL 71 214 2 0 -1 0 -3 -1 -0.1 8 7 0.7 .498 .499 0.7 -0.2 7 $560,000 35/47D
2005 34 LAA AL 5 7 -1 0 0 1 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .494 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 $500,000 /53
2006 35 CLE AL 9 23 -2 0 0 -2 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .463 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1 /456
9 Seasons 423 1223 -19 -3 -3 5 7 -14 -1.2 45 31 3.0 .497 .500 2.5 1.2 26 $2,530,000
BOS (6 yrs) 273 800 -19 -1 -3 10 7 -6 -0.4 30 24 2.4 .498 .500 1.4 1.7 14 $910,000
CLE (2 yrs) 80 237 0 0 -1 -2 -2 -5 -0.4 9 4 0.4 .495 .499 0.6 -0.3 6 $560,000
SDP (1 yr) 65 179 1 -2 0 -4 2 -3 -0.3 6 2 0.2 .495 .498 0.6 -0.3 7 $560,000
LAA (1 yr) 5 7 -1 0 0 1 -0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .494 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 $500,000

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
1999 28 BOS AL ALDS CLE W 3 7 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .333 .429 .333 .762 2 0 0 0 0 0
1999 28 BOS AL ALCS NYY L 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 1
1 Yr (2 Series) 4 8 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 2 0 0 0 0 1
1 ALDS 3 7 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .333 .429 .333 .762 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 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
1998 BOS AL 27 2B 32 22 20 210.0 116 47 66 3 10 .974 1 6 4.84 3.53 .978 4.85 4.80
1998 BOS AL 27 3B 5 3 3 36.2 14 5 7 2 0 .857 -1 -20 2.95 2.40 .948 2.55 2.52
1998 BOS AL 27 SS 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.70
1999 BOS AL 28 SS 24 17 16 162.0 90 36 50 4 12 .956 1 8 4.78 3.58 .970 4.73 4.66
1999 BOS AL 28 3B 9 6 6 62.0 26 6 17 3 1 .885 0 8 3.34 2.56 .950 2.58 2.54
1999 BOS AL 28 2B 8 7 5 62.0 39 17 20 2 4 .949 -1 -14 5.37 4.63 .981 5.12 5.05
1999 BOS AL 28 DH 3 0
1999 BOS AL 28 1B 1 1 1 8.0 11 9 1 1 0 .909 0 75 11.25 10.00 .992 9.45 9.40
1999 BOS AL 28 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1999 BOS AL 28 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
2000 BOS AL 29 3B 40 35 26 299.2 97 26 64 7 3 .928 -2 -6 2.70 2.25 .947 2.67 2.64
2001 BOS AL 30 SS 45 36 31 332.0 156 54 100 2 19 .987 2 8 4.17 3.42 .973 4.49 4.45
2001 BOS AL 30 2B 5 3 2 27.1 19 10 8 1 3 .947 0 9 5.93 3.60 .981 4.84 4.82
2001 BOS AL 30 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
2002 BOS AL 31 2B 66 47 41 453.1 244 99 142 3 28 .988 4 12 4.78 3.65 .979 4.89 4.84
2002 BOS AL 31 3B 8 6 4 58.0 30 5 24 1 1 .967 2 52 4.50 3.63 .951 2.68 2.65
2002 BOS AL 31 SS 5 1 1 17.0 7 2 4 1 1 .857 -0 -35 3.18 1.20 .974 4.55 4.50
2002 BOS AL 31 1B 3 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -80 3.00 0.33 .990 9.30 9.23
2002 BOS AL 31 OF 2 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
2002 BOS AL 31 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
2002 BOS AL 31 RF 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
2003 TOT MLB 32 3B 32 21 16 207.1 73 18 51 4 4 .945 2 -1 13 -5 3.00 2.16 .955 2.73 2.70
2003 TOT MLB 32 2B 17 4 3 61.0 30 14 15 1 4 .967 -3 -0 -61 0 4.28 1.71 .983 5.03 4.99
2003 TOT MLB 32 LF 3 0 0 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 30 0 4.50 0.67 .980 1.80 1.97
2003 TOT MLB 32 OF 3 0 0 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 30 0 4.50 0.67 .985 2.25 2.20
2003 SDP NL 32 3B 25 17 12 162.1 53 12 37 4 3 .925 0 -3 1 -22 2.72 1.96 .955 2.74 2.72
2003 SDP NL 32 SS 23 16 11 141.1 79 35 43 1 11 .987 -2 -2 -20 -16 4.97 3.39 .973 4.52 4.48
2003 SDP NL 32 2B 10 2 2 34.0 20 9 10 1 1 .950 -2 1 -85 32 5.03 1.90 .983 5.11 5.07
2003 SDP NL 32 1B 2 0 0 5.2 5 5 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 7.94 2.50 .992 9.69 9.50
2003 SDP NL 32 LF 2 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 40 0 6.00 1.00 .980 1.80 1.90
2003 SDP NL 32 OF 2 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 40 0 6.00 1.00 .985 2.10 2.15
2003 BOS AL 32 2B 7 2 1 27.0 10 5 5 0 3 1.000 -1 -1 -31 -49 3.33 1.43 .982 4.93 4.89
2003 BOS AL 32 3B 7 4 4 45.0 20 6 14 0 1 1.000 2 2 53 53 4.00 2.86 .955 2.68 2.64
2003 BOS AL 32 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
2003 BOS AL 32 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
2004 CLE AL 33 1B 42 38 16 297.2 297 282 14 1 18 .997 -1 -2 -5 -8 8.95 7.05 .994 9.31 9.25
2004 CLE AL 33 3B 10 9 8 80.1 22 1 20 1 0 .955 2 2 34 31 2.35 2.10 .951 2.64 2.62
2004 CLE AL 33 2B 7 4 4 41.0 30 12 17 1 4 .967 1 1 23 41 6.37 4.14 .982 4.96 4.91
2004 CLE AL 33 LF 4 1 0 19.0 4 2 1 1 0 .750 -2 -1 -152 -63 1.42 0.75 .982 2.04 2.02
2004 CLE AL 33 OF 4 1 0 19.0 4 2 1 1 0 .750 -2 -1 -152 -63 1.42 0.75 .985 2.32 2.28
2004 CLE AL 33 DH 3 0
2005 LAA AL 34 3B 4 2 0 16.2 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 2 2 115 151 4.86 2.25 .957 2.75 2.72
2005 LAA AL 34 1B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -1 -180 -660 0.00 0.00 9.45 9.50
2006 CLE AL 35 2B 3 3 1 23.0 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -47 -120 2.35 2.00 .987 4.93 4.87
2006 CLE AL 35 3B 3 1 1 17.1 4 1 3 0 2 1.000 -0 -1 -14 -62 2.08 1.33 .960 2.86 2.80
2006 CLE AL 35 SS 3 1 0 9.0 4 0 4 0 1 1.000 0 1 0 120 4.00 1.33 .970 4.50 4.43
7 Seasons 2B 138 90 76 877.2 484 202 271 11 53 .977 2 -1 2 -9 4.85 3.43 .980 4.91 4.87
9 Seasons 3B 112 83 64 780.0 275 63 194 18 11 .935 6 2 10 7 2.97 2.29 .951 2.68 2.65
6 Seasons SS 101 71 59 663.1 336 127 201 8 44 .976 0 -1 1 -7 4.45 3.25 .972 4.56 4.51
5 Seasons 1B 49 39 17 316.1 314 297 15 2 19 .994 -1 -3 -5 -11 8.88 6.37 .994 9.32 9.27
4 Seasons OF 10 1 0 25.0 6 4 1 1 0 .833 -2 -1 -110 -52 1.80 0.50 .985 2.34 2.26
4 Seasons LF 9 1 0 25.0 6 4 1 1 0 .833 -2 -1 -110 -52 1.80 0.56 .982 1.98 2.01
1 Season RF 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
9 Seasons TOT 410 284 216 2662.1 1415 693 682 40 127 .972 5 -4 2 -4 4.65 3.35 .975 4.67 4.64
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

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
2002 AL  5 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2257), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (327th), 3.0 career WAR/3.3 7yr-peak WAR/3.1 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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
1998 27 Boston Red Sox $170,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
1999 28 Boston Red Sox $200,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2000 29 Boston Red Sox $250,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2002 31 Boston Red Sox $290,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 32 San Diego Padres $560,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 33 Cleveland Indians $560,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 34 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $500,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,530,000
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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