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Eric Munson

Eric Walter Munson (twitter: @TheERICMUNSON)

Positions: Third Baseman, Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: October 3, 1977 in San Diego, CA
High School: Mount Carmel HS (San Diego, CA)
School: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1999 amateur draft.
Signed June 24, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 18, 2000 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 2003 [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Astros/DevilRays/Athletics 2000-2009

Final Game: September 21, 2009 (Age 31)
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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 22 DET AL 3 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /3
2001 23 DET AL 17 69 66 4 10 3 1 1 6 0 1 3 21 .152 .188 .273 .461 24 18 2 0 0 0 0 3
2002 24 DET AL 18 67 59 3 11 0 0 2 5 0 0 6 11 .186 .269 .288 .557 54 17 1 1 0 1 0 D/3
2003 25 DET AL 99 357 313 28 75 9 0 18 50 3 0 35 61 .240 .312 .441 .753 102 138 4 1 1 7 1 5/D
2004 26 DET AL 109 357 321 36 68 14 2 19 49 1 1 29 90 .212 .289 .445 .735 93 143 1 6 1 0 3 5/D2
2005 27 TBD AL 11 24 18 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 3 .167 .333 .222 .556 54 4 2 1 0 1 0 /D537
2006 28 HOU NL 53 156 141 10 28 6 0 5 19 0 0 11 32 .199 .269 .348 .617 57 49 2 3 0 1 1 2/3D
2007 29 HOU NL 50 150 132 14 31 4 0 4 15 0 0 16 15 .235 .313 .356 .669 73 47 8 0 0 2 1 2/3
2009 31 OAK AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /D
9 Yrs 361 1186 1056 97 226 37 3 49 147 4 2 104 234 .214 .289 .394 .683 80 416 20 12 2 12 6
162 Game Avg. 162 532 474 44 101 17 1 22 66 2 1 47 105 .214 .289 .394 .683 80 187 9 5 1 5 3
DET (5 yrs) 246 855 764 71 164 26 3 40 111 4 2 73 184 .215 .287 .414 .701 87 316 8 8 2 8 4
HOU (2 yrs) 103 306 273 24 59 10 0 9 34 0 0 27 47 .216 .291 .352 .642 65 96 10 3 0 3 2
TBD (1 yr) 11 24 18 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 3 .167 .333 .222 .556 54 4 2 1 0 1 0
OAK (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 258 880 783 73 167 27 3 40 113 4 2 77 187 .213 .288 .409 .697 86 320 10 9 2 9 4
NL (2 yrs) 103 306 273 24 59 10 0 9 34 0 0 27 47 .216 .291 .352 .642 65 96 10 3 0 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
2000 22 DET AL 3 5 -2 0 0 -0 -0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .442 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /3
2001 23 DET AL 17 69 -8 -1 0 -2 -1 -11 -1.1 3 -8 -0.8 .437 .493 -0.7 -0.2 -7 3
2002 24 DET AL 18 67 -4 -0 0 -0 -2 -6 -0.6 3 -4 -0.4 .465 .496 -0.3 -0.2 -3 D/3
2003 25 DET AL 99 357 2 -0 0 -2 1 1 0.1 13 14 1.4 .501 .501 1.6 -0.0 16 $1,700,000 5/D
2004 26 DET AL 109 357 -5 0 2 -12 1 -13 -1.2 13 0 0.1 .488 .492 1.1 -1.0 12 $1,487,500 5/D2
2005 27 TBD AL 11 24 -1 -0 -0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .469 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 /D537
2006 28 HOU NL 53 156 -9 -2 0 -1 2 -10 -1.0 5 -5 -0.5 .481 .494 -0.4 0.1 -4 $350,000 2/3D
2007 29 HOU NL 50 150 -4 -0 -2 -7 2 -11 -1.1 5 -7 -0.7 .477 .493 -0.0 -0.5 0 2/3
2009 31 OAK AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .460 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /D
9 Seasons 361 1186 -32 -4 1 -25 3 -56 -5.4 43 -13 -1.4 .485 .495 1.0 -2.0 12 $3,537,500
DET (5 yrs) 246 855 -16 -1 3 -16 -0 -31 -2.9 32 1 0.1 .488 .496 1.6 -1.4 17 $3,187,500
HOU (2 yrs) 103 306 -14 -2 -2 -8 4 -21 -2.1 10 -12 -1.2 .480 .494 -0.5 -0.4 -4 $350,000
TBD (1 yr) 11 24 -1 -0 -0 -1 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .469 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2
OAK (1 yr) 1 1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .460 .500 -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 DET AL 22 1B 3 1 0 12.0 17 16 0 1 2 .941 -0 -20 12.00 5.33 .993 9.38 9.27
2001 DET AL 23 1B 17 17 15 146.0 157 142 14 1 14 .994 -2 -12 9.62 9.18 .993 9.39 9.31
2002 DET AL 24 DH 14 13
2002 DET AL 24 1B 4 4 4 34.0 33 29 3 1 3 .970 -0 -14 8.47 8.00 .993 9.32 9.22
2003 DET AL 25 3B 91 88 84 781.0 237 68 150 19 13 .920 -11 -2 -17 -3 2.51 2.40 .955 2.67 2.64
2003 DET AL 25 DH 3 0
2004 DET AL 26 3B 94 87 59 740.2 244 51 177 16 17 .934 -8 -12 -13 -19 2.77 2.43 .951 2.64 2.62
2004 DET AL 26 DH 7 1
2004 DET AL 26 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 7.20 7.10 0 0 0 0 0
2005 TBD AL 27 DH 3 3
2005 TBD AL 27 3B 2 1 1 13.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 -55 -83 1.38 1.00 .955 2.77 2.75
2005 TBD AL 27 1B 1 0 0 3.0 3 3 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 3.00 .993 9.60 9.50
2005 TBD AL 27 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 120 0 9.00 1.00 .990 1.80 2.10
2005 TBD AL 27 OF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 120 0 9.00 1.00 .990 2.70 2.30
2006 HOU NL 28 C 37 30 21 275.1 208 197 10 1 2 .995 -1 -1 -4 -3 6.77 5.59 .992 7.37 7.32 4 16 15 8 35% 28% 0
2006 HOU NL 28 1B 4 2 2 25.0 30 29 1 0 4 1.000 0 0 19 0 10.80 7.50 .994 9.43 9.35
2006 HOU NL 28 DH 1 1
2007 HOU NL 29 C 43 36 24 309.1 231 215 14 2 2 .991 -4 -7 -16 -26 6.66 5.33 .991 7.39 7.36 2 16 26 3 10% 25% 1
2007 HOU NL 29 1B 5 0 0 10.2 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 34 0 9.28 2.20 .993 9.20 9.16
2009 OAK AL 31 DH 1 0
3 Seasons 3B 187 176 144 1534.2 483 120 328 35 30 .928 -20 -15 -15 -11 2.63 2.40 .953 2.66 2.63
3 Seasons C 81 66 45 585.2 439 412 24 3 4 .993 -5 -7 -10 -14 6.70 5.38 .991 7.38 7.34 6 32 41 11 21% 26% 1
6 Seasons 1B 34 24 21 230.2 251 230 18 3 24 .988 -1 0 -7 0 9.68 7.29 .993 9.38 9.29
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 120 0 9.00 1.00 .990 1.80 2.10
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 120 0 9.00 1.00 .990 2.70 2.30
9 Seasons TOT 303 266 210 2352.0 1174 763 370 41 58 .965 -26 -22 -13 -12 4.34 3.74 .976 4.49 4.63 6 32 41 11 21% 26% 1
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

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
2003 AL  19 (3rd)
2004 AL  16 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
2004 AL  2.77 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2247), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (952nd), -1.4 career WAR/0.1 7yr-peak WAR/-0.7 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
200325Detroit Tigers$1,700,0004/3/03 AP
200426Detroit Tigers$1,487,5004/7/04 AP
200628Houston Astros$350,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,537,500
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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Name and misspellings: Eric Eric erik Walter Munson

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