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John Olerud    \OLE-le-RUDE\

John Garrett Olerud

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: August 5, 1968 in Seattle, WA
High School: Interlake HS (Bellevue, WA)
School: Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
Drafted
by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the 1989 amateur draft.
Signed August 26, 1989. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1989 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Mariners/Mets/RedSox/Yankees 1989-2005

Final Game: October 2, 2005 (Age 37)
Relatives: Cousin of Dale Sveum
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 18, 2014 10:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #159. Gil Hodges… #160. Stan Hack… #161. Joe Sewell… #162. JOHN OLERUD… #163. Jimmy Ryan… #164. Mickey Vernon… #165. Lou Brock… 

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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
1989 20 TOR AL 6 8 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .375 .375 .375 .750 118 3 0 0 0 0 0 /3D
1990 21 TOR AL 111 421 358 43 95 15 1 14 48 0 2 57 75 .265 .364 .430 .794 117 154 5 1 1 4 6 D3 RoY-4
1991 22 TOR AL 139 541 454 64 116 30 1 17 68 0 2 68 84 .256 .353 .438 .791 115 199 12 6 3 10 9 *3/D
1992 23 TOR AL 138 537 458 68 130 28 0 16 66 1 0 70 61 .284 .375 .450 .825 127 206 15 1 1 7 11 *3/D
1993 24 TOR AL 158 679 551 109 200 54 2 24 107 0 2 114 65 .363 .473 .599 1.072 186 330 12 7 0 7 33 *3D AS,MVP-3
1994 25 TOR AL 108 453 384 47 114 29 2 12 67 1 2 61 53 .297 .393 .477 .869 124 183 11 3 0 5 12 *3/D
1995 26 TOR AL 135 581 492 72 143 32 0 8 54 0 0 84 54 .291 .398 .404 .802 111 199 17 4 0 1 10 *3
1996 27 TOR AL 125 469 398 59 109 25 0 18 61 1 0 60 37 .274 .382 .472 .854 116 188 10 10 0 1 6 3D
1997 28 NYM NL 154 630 524 90 154 34 1 22 102 0 0 85 67 .294 .400 .489 .889 135 256 19 13 0 8 5 *3
1998 29 NYM NL 160 665 557 91 197 36 4 22 93 2 2 96 73 .354 .447 .551 .998 163 307 15 4 1 7 11 *3 MVP-12
1999 30 NYM NL 162 723 581 107 173 39 0 19 96 3 0 125 66 .298 .427 .463 .890 129 269 22 11 0 6 5 *3
2000 31 SEA AL 159 683 565 84 161 45 0 14 103 0 2 102 96 .285 .392 .439 .831 117 248 17 4 2 10 11 *3 GG
2001 32 SEA AL 159 679 572 91 173 32 1 21 95 3 1 94 70 .302 .401 .472 .873 136 270 21 5 1 7 19 *3 AS
2002 33 SEA AL 154 668 553 85 166 39 0 22 102 0 0 98 66 .300 .403 .490 .893 140 271 19 5 0 12 6 *3/D GG
2003 34 SEA AL 152 634 539 64 145 35 0 10 83 0 1 84 67 .269 .372 .390 .761 107 210 20 6 2 3 7 *3 GG
2004 35 TOT AL 127 500 425 45 110 20 1 9 48 0 0 61 61 .259 .359 .374 .733 94 159 11 8 1 5 4 *3
2004 35 SEA AL 78 312 261 29 64 13 1 5 22 0 0 40 41 .245 .354 .360 .714 90 94 6 6 1 4 3 3
2004 35 NYY AL 49 188 164 16 46 7 0 4 26 0 0 21 20 .280 .367 .396 .763 101 65 5 2 0 1 1 3
2005 36 BOS AL 87 192 173 18 50 7 0 7 37 0 0 16 20 .289 .344 .451 .795 106 78 6 0 0 3 2 3
17 Yrs 2234 9063 7592 1139 2239 500 13 255 1230 11 14 1275 1016 .295 .398 .465 .863 129 3530 232 88 12 96 157
162 Game Avg. 162 657 551 83 162 36 1 18 89 1 1 92 74 .295 .398 .465 .863 129 256 17 6 1 7 11
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
TOR (8 yrs) 920 3689 3103 464 910 213 6 109 471 3 8 514 430 .293 .395 .471 .866 130 1462 82 32 5 35 87
SEA (5 yrs) 702 2976 2490 353 709 164 2 72 405 3 4 418 340 .285 .388 .439 .827 121 1093 83 26 6 36 46
NYM (3 yrs) 476 2018 1662 288 524 109 5 63 291 5 2 306 206 .315 .425 .501 .926 142 832 56 28 1 21 21
BOS (1 yr) 87 192 173 18 50 7 0 7 37 0 0 16 20 .289 .344 .451 .795 106 78 6 0 0 3 2
NYY (1 yr) 49 188 164 16 46 7 0 4 26 0 0 21 20 .280 .367 .396 .763 101 65 5 2 0 1 1
AL (14 yrs) 1758 7045 5930 851 1715 391 8 192 939 6 12 969 810 .289 .390 .455 .845 125 2698 176 60 11 75 136
NL (3 yrs) 476 2018 1662 288 524 109 5 63 291 5 2 306 206 .315 .425 .501 .926 142 832 56 28 1 21 21

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
1989 20 TOR AL 6 8 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /3D
1990 21 TOR AL 111 421 8 0 2 2 -9 2 0.2 15 17 1.7 .502 .501 1.6 -0.8 15 $100,000 D3 RoY-4
1991 22 TOR AL 139 541 4 -2 -1 6 -7 -1 0.0 19 18 1.8 .499 .499 1.2 -0.2 13 $293,667 *3/D
1992 23 TOR AL 138 537 17 1 -1 2 -7 12 1.4 20 33 3.3 .510 .508 3.1 -0.5 30 $387,500 *3/D
1993 24 TOR AL 158 679 64 -4 -0 4 -10 54 5.3 25 80 7.7 .534 .533 7.5 -0.6 76 $1,562,500 *3D AS,MVP-3
1994 25 TOR AL 108 453 15 -3 -0 11 -6 17 1.6 17 34 3.2 .515 .510 2.1 0.5 22 $3,750,000 *3/D
1995 26 TOR AL 135 581 8 1 -2 1 -8 1 0.2 22 23 2.2 .501 .501 2.1 -0.6 22 $5,750,000 *3
1996 27 TOR AL 125 469 9 0 -1 6 -7 7 0.9 18 25 2.5 .505 .504 1.8 0.0 19 $6,500,000 3D
1997 28 NYM NL 154 630 31 -1 -1 3 -8 23 2.2 19 43 4.1 .515 .515 3.8 -0.6 40 $6,500,000 *3
1998 29 NYM NL 160 665 55 -3 -1 15 -9 57 5.5 21 78 7.6 .536 .536 6.2 0.5 63 $3,750,000 *3 MVP-12
1999 30 NYM NL 162 723 37 0 -1 12 -9 38 3.5 22 60 5.6 .523 .523 4.5 0.2 48 $4,250,000 *3
2000 31 SEA AL 159 683 15 -5 -1 12 -9 12 1.3 26 38 3.6 .507 .507 2.5 0.3 26 $6,350,000 *3 GG
2001 32 SEA AL 159 679 32 -0 -3 7 -9 27 2.8 25 53 5.2 .517 .516 4.4 -0.1 45 $6,700,000 *3 AS
2002 33 SEA AL 154 668 35 0 -1 2 -9 28 2.8 25 52 5.1 .517 .517 4.9 -0.6 50 $6,950,000 *3/D GG
2003 34 SEA AL 152 634 6 -5 -2 12 -8 3 0.4 24 27 2.7 .502 .502 1.5 0.4 15 $7,700,000 *3 GG
2004 35 SEA AL 78 312 -4 -1 1 1 -4 -8 -0.6 12 4 0.4 .491 .496 0.3 -0.2 3 $7,700,000 3
2004 35 NYY AL 49 188 0 -1 -0 2 -3 -2 -0.1 7 5 0.6 .497 .499 0.3 -0.0 3 3
2005 36 BOS AL 87 192 1 -2 -1 4 -3 -0 0.0 7 7 0.7 .500 .500 0.3 0.2 3 3
17 Seasons 2234 9063 333 -23 -15 103 -125 273 27.3 324 598 58.0 .512 .512 48.1 -2.0 494 $68,243,667
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
TOR (8 yrs) 920 3689 125 -6 -4 33 -55 93 9.7 137 230 22.5 .510 .509 19.5 -2.1 197 $18,343,667
SEA (5 yrs) 702 2976 84 -11 -6 34 -39 63 6.5 111 174 17.0 .509 .509 13.6 -0.2 140 $35,400,000
NYM (3 yrs) 476 2018 122 -4 -4 30 -26 119 11.2 62 181 17.2 .525 .524 14.5 0.1 151 $14,500,000
BOS (1 yr) 87 192 1 -2 -1 4 -3 -0 0.0 7 7 0.7 .500 .500 0.3 0.2 3
NYY (1 yr) 49 188 0 -1 -0 2 -3 -2 -0.1 7 5 0.6 .497 .499 0.3 -0.0 3

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
1991 22 TOR AL ALCS MIN L 5 22 19 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 .158 .273 .158 .431 3 0 0 0 0 0
1992 23 TOR AL ALCS OAK W 6 25 23 4 8 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 5 .348 .400 .565 .965 13 0 0 0 0 0
1992 23 TOR AL WS ATL W 4 13 13 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .308 .308 .308 .615 4 0 0 0 0 0
1993 24 TOR AL ALCS CHW W 6 28 23 5 8 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 1 .348 .464 .391 .856 9 1 1 0 0 0
1993 24 TOR AL WS PHI W 5 22 17 5 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 1 .235 .364 .471 .834 8 0 0 0 1 1
1999 30 NYM NL NLDS ARI W 4 19 16 3 7 0 0 1 6 0 0 3 2 .438 .526 .625 1.151 10 0 0 0 0 1
1999 30 NYM NL NLCS ATL L 6 29 27 4 8 0 0 2 6 0 0 2 3 .296 .345 .519 .863 14 1 0 0 0 1
2000 31 SEA AL ALDS CHW W 3 13 10 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 .300 .462 .600 1.062 6 1 1 0 0 0
2000 31 SEA AL ALCS NYY L 6 23 20 3 7 3 0 1 2 1 0 2 2 .350 .391 .650 1.041 13 1 0 0 1 1
2001 32 SEA AL ALDS CLE W 5 20 17 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 .176 .300 .176 .476 3 1 0 0 0 0
2001 32 SEA AL ALCS NYY L 5 21 19 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 4 .211 .286 .368 .654 7 1 0 0 0 0
2004 35 NYY AL ALDS MIN W 4 16 14 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .214 .313 .357 .670 5 0 1 0 0 0
2004 35 NYY AL ALCS BOS L 4 13 12 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 .167 .231 .417 .647 5 0 0 0 0 0
2005 36 BOS AL ALDS CHW L 3 9 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .286 .444 .429 .873 3 0 0 0 0 0
8 Yrs (14 Series) 66 273 237 35 66 10 0 9 34 1 0 31 32 .278 .366 .435 .801 103 6 3 0 2 4
1 NLDS 4 19 16 3 7 0 0 1 6 0 0 3 2 .438 .526 .625 1.151 10 0 0 0 0 1
4 ALDS 15 58 48 5 11 3 0 1 3 0 0 8 8 .229 .362 .354 .716 17 2 2 0 0 0
6 ALCS 32 132 116 16 32 6 0 4 17 1 0 14 14 .276 .356 .431 .787 50 3 1 0 1 1
1 NLCS 6 29 27 4 8 0 0 2 6 0 0 2 3 .296 .345 .519 .863 14 1 0 0 0 1
2 WS 9 35 30 7 8 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 5 .267 .343 .400 .743 12 0 0 0 1 1

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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
1989 TOR AL 20 1B 5 1 1 16.0 21 19 2 0 0 1.000 0 8 11.81 4.20 .993 9.79 9.68
1989 TOR AL 20 DH 1 0
1990 TOR AL 21 DH 90 86 RoY-4
1990 TOR AL 21 1B 18 15 14 144.0 145 133 10 2 10 .986 2 17 8.94 7.94 .992 9.63 9.53 RoY-4
1991 TOR AL 22 1B 135 124 115 1126.1 1203 1120 78 5 77 .996 6 6 9.57 8.87 .992 9.75 9.74
1991 TOR AL 22 DH 1 0
1992 TOR AL 23 1B 133 125 112 1096.1 1145 1057 81 7 72 .994 2 3 9.34 8.56 .993 9.68 9.64
1992 TOR AL 23 DH 1 0
1993 TOR AL 24 1B 137 137 132 1205.1 1267 1160 97 10 107 .992 4 4 9.39 9.18 .993 9.57 9.48 AS,MVP-3
1993 TOR AL 24 DH 20 20 AS,MVP-3
1994 TOR AL 25 1B 104 101 97 900.0 898 824 68 6 83 .993 11 15 8.92 8.58 .992 9.57 9.49
1994 TOR AL 25 DH 3 3
1995 TOR AL 26 1B 133 132 126 1173.0 1192 1099 89 4 103 .997 1 1 9.12 8.93 .993 9.61 9.50
1996 TOR AL 27 1B 101 92 78 823.0 839 781 56 2 107 .998 6 9 9.15 8.29 .992 9.24 9.18
1996 TOR AL 27 DH 15 15
1997 NYM NL 28 1B 146 141 125 1236.1 1419 1292 120 7 125 .995 3 3 10.28 9.67 .993 9.52 9.45
1998 NYM NL 29 1B 157 149 138 1336.2 1379 1258 116 5 119 .996 15 13 9.25 8.75 .993 9.46 9.41 MVP-12
1999 NYM NL 30 1B 160 159 136 1385.2 1458 1344 105 9 127 .994 12 10 9.41 9.06 .993 9.20 9.13
2000 SEA AL 31 1B 158 155 144 1358.2 1408 1271 132 5 154 .996 12 10 9.29 8.88 .993 9.37 9.26 GG
2001 SEA AL 32 1B 158 149 142 1347.2 1341 1211 121 9 116 .993 7 7 8.90 8.43 .993 9.39 9.31 AS
2002 SEA AL 33 1B 152 150 134 1317.2 1275 1169 101 5 122 .996 2 2 8.67 8.36 .993 9.33 9.23 GG
2002 SEA AL 33 DH 2 2 GG
2003 SEA AL 34 1B 152 143 138 1287.0 1224 1096 125 3 126 .998 8 12 7 11 8.54 8.03 .993 9.55 9.46 GG
2004 TOT AL 35 1B 124 118 106 1045.1 994 915 77 2 92 .998 2 3 3 3 8.54 8.00 .994 9.31 9.25
2004 SEA AL 35 1B 77 71 67 645.1 601 548 52 1 58 .998 -1 1 -1 2 8.37 7.79 .994 9.31 9.25
2004 NYY AL 35 1B 47 47 39 400.0 393 367 25 1 34 .997 3 2 9 6 8.82 8.34 .994 9.31 9.25
2005 BOS AL 36 1B 80 38 36 431.0 457 416 40 1 41 .998 3 4 8 11 9.52 5.70 .994 9.60 9.49
17 Seasons 1B 2053 1929 1774 17230.0 17665 16165 1418 82 1581 .995 97 19 7 8 9.18 8.56 .993 9.47 9.40
17 Seasons TOT 2053 1929 1774 17230.0 17665 16165 1418 82 1581 .995 97 19 7 5 9.18 8.56 .993 9.47 9.40
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

Hall of Fame
2011 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1993 AL (3, 51%)
1998 NL (12, 8%)
0.59 Career Shares (396th)

Gold Gloves
2000 AL (1B)
2002 AL (1B)
2003 AL (1B)
All multiple winners

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1993 AL  7.8 (4th)
1998 NL  7.6 (3rd)
Career  58.0 (197th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1993 AL  7.8 (2nd)
1998 NL  7.6 (2nd)
1999 NL  5.6 (10th)
2002 AL  5.1 (10th)
Career  58.0 (128th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1993 AL  7.5 (2nd)
1998 NL  6.2 (7th)
Career  48.1 (178th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1993 AL  .363 (1st)
1998 NL  .354 (2nd)

On-Base% s c a p y
1993 AL  .473 (1st)
1998 NL  .447 (2nd)
1999 NL  .427 (5th)
2001 AL  .401 (7th)
2002 AL  .403 (7th)
Career  .398 (67th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1993 AL  .599 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1993 AL  1.072 (1st)
1998 NL  .998 (5th)
Career  .863 (128th)

Games Played s c a p y
1993 AL  158 (7th)
1998 NL  160 (5th)
1999 NL  162 (1st)
2000 AL  159 (5th)
2001 AL  159 (9th)
Career  2,234 (127th)

At Bats s c a p y
Career  7,592 (192nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1999 NL  723 (5th)
Career  9,063 (144th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1993 AL  109 (8th)
Career  1,139 (216th)

Hits s c a p y
1993 AL  200 (2nd)
1998 NL  197 (8th)
Career  2,239 (167th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1993 AL  330 (5th)
Career  3,530 (158th)

Doubles s c a p y
1993 AL  54 (1st)
1994 AL  29 (10th)
2000 AL  45 (4th)
2002 AL  39 (8th)
Career  500 (57th)

Home Runs s c a p y
Career  255 (194th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
Career  1,230 (141st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1993 AL  114 (3rd)
1995 AL  84 (10th)
1997 NL  85 (7th)
1998 NL  96 (4th)
1999 NL  125 (4th)
2000 AL  102 (9th)
2001 AL  94 (7th)
2002 AL  98 (5th)
2003 AL  84 (9th)
Career  1,275 (46th)

Singles s c a p y
1998 NL  135 (9th)
Career  1,471 (220th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1993 AL  186 (1st)
1998 NL  163 (3rd)
2002 AL  140 (10th)
Career  129 (184th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1993 AL  161 (1st)
1998 NL  141 (5th)
Career  1,455 (95th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1993 AL  77 (1st)
1997 NL  32 (10th)
1998 NL  57 (3rd)
2002 AL  38 (9th)
Career  389 (77th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1993 AL  7.2 (1st)
1997 NL  3.0 (10th)
1998 NL  5.4 (3rd)
2002 AL  3.6 (9th)
Career  36.5 (89th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1993 AL  80 (2nd)
Career  768 (136th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1993 AL  321 (1st)
1997 NL  252 (10th)
1998 NL  297 (3rd)
1999 NL  309 (2nd)
2001 AL  272 (6th)
2002 AL  269 (7th)
Career  3,602 (83rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1993 AL  .833 (1st)
1998 NL  .784 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1996 AL  10 (8th)
1997 NL  13 (9th)
1999 NL  11 (8th)
Career  88 (121st)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1991 AL  10 (1st)
1997 NL  8 (8th)
2000 AL  10 (6th)
2002 AL  12 (1st)
Career  96 (40th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1993 AL  33 (1st)
1994 AL  12 (5th)
1995 AL  10 (9th)
1998 NL  11 (8th)
2000 AL  11 (5th)
2001 AL  19 (4th)
Career  157 (40th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1995 AL  17 (7th)
1997 NL  19 (4th)
1999 NL  22 (2nd)
2001 AL  21 (1st)
2002 AL  19 (4th)
2003 AL  20 (6th)
Career  232 (48th)

Outs Made s c a p y
Career  5,707 (198th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1993 AL  69.91 (1st)
1997 NL  50.80 (7th)
1998 NL  55.25 (6th)
1999 NL  49.96 (8th)
2001 AL  41.56 (10th)
2002 AL  42.02 (8th)
Career  405.61 (63rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1993 AL  6.1 (2nd)
1997 NL  4.6 (7th)
1998 NL  6.0 (4th)
Career  33.1 (78th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1993 AL  6.4 (1st)
1998 NL  5.6 (4th)
1999 NL  4.1 (10th)
2002 AL  3.1 (10th)
Career  32.1 (91st)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1993 AL  6.5 (2nd)
1997 NL  4.9 (7th)
1998 NL  5.2 (6th)
1999 NL  4.6 (8th)
2001 AL  4.0 (9th)
2002 AL  4.0 (7th)
Career  38.2 (70th)

Putoutss c a p y
1991 AL  1,120 (5th)
1993 AL  1,160 (5th)
1995 AL  1,099 (5th)
1997 NL  1,292 (5th)
1998 NL  1,258 (5th)
1999 NL  1,344 (2nd)
2000 AL  1,271 (3rd)
2001 AL  1,211 (5th)
2002 AL  1,169 (2nd)
2003 AL  1,096 (5th)
Career  16,165 (33rd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
Career  97 (55th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1991 AL  135 (5th)
1994 AL  104 (4th)
1995 AL  133 (5th)
1998 NL  157 (1st)
1999 NL  160 (2nd)
2000 AL  158 (2nd)
2001 AL  158 (2nd)
2002 AL  152 (1st)
2003 AL  152 (1st)
Career  2,053 (17th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1991 AL  1,120 (5th)
1993 AL  1,160 (5th)
1995 AL  1,099 (5th)
1997 NL  1,292 (5th)
1998 NL  1,258 (5th)
1999 NL  1,344 (2nd)
2000 AL  1,271 (3rd)
2001 AL  1,211 (5th)
2002 AL  1,169 (2nd)
2003 AL  1,096 (5th)
Career  16,165 (33rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1993 AL  97 (5th)
1994 AL  68 (3rd)
1995 AL  89 (5th)
1997 NL  120 (3rd)
1998 NL  116 (5th)
1999 NL  105 (5th)
2000 AL  132 (1st)
2001 AL  121 (1st)
2002 AL  101 (2nd)
2003 AL  125 (1st)
Career  1,418 (11th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1993 AL  10 (3rd)
1999 NL  9 (4th)
2001 AL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1994 AL  83 (5th)
1997 NL  125 (4th)
1998 NL  119 (5th)
1999 NL  127 (4th)
2000 AL  154 (3rd)
2001 AL  116 (4th)
2002 AL  122 (1st)
2003 AL  126 (3rd)
Career  1,581 (15th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1991 AL  6 (2nd)
1992 AL  3 (4th)
1994 AL  11 (1st)
1996 AL  6 (2nd)
1998 NL  15 (1st)
1999 NL  12 (2nd)
2000 AL  12 (1st)
2001 AL  7 (4th)
2003 AL  8 (2nd)
Career  97 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1997 NL  10.28 (2nd)
1999 NL  9.41 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1993 AL  9.18 (4th)
1997 NL  9.67 (3rd)
1999 NL  9.06 (3rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1991 AL  .996 (3rd)
1992 AL  .994 (4th)
1994 AL  .993 (5th)
1995 AL  .997 (4th)
1997 NL  .995 (4th)
1998 NL  .996 (4th)
2000 AL  .996 (1st)
2001 AL  .993 (5th)
2002 AL  .996 (3rd)
2003 AL  .998 (3rd)
2004 AL  .998 (1st)
Career  .995 (15th)

Salary s c a p y
1996 AL  $6,500,000 (8th)
1997 NL  $6,500,000 (8th)

Youngest s c a p y
1989 AL  born 1968-08-05 (8th)


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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 7 (327), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 51 (502), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 68 (291), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 39 (177), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (20th), 58.0 career WAR/38.9 7yr-peak WAR/48.5 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
199021Toronto Blue Jays$100,000AP in Toronto Star
199122Toronto Blue Jays$293,6671994 Joint Exhibit 1Incl $191,667 signing bonus, $2,000 scholarship
199223Toronto Blue Jays$387,5001994 Joint Exhibit 1
199324Toronto Blue Jays$1,562,5001996 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $75,000 earned bonus
199425Toronto Blue Jays$3,750,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $500,000 signing bonus
199526Toronto Blue Jays$5,750,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $300,000 signing bonus
199627Toronto Blue Jays$6,500,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $500,000 signing bonus
199728New York Mets$6,500,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1$5M of salary paid by Toronto
199829New York Mets$3,750,0004/3/98 USA Today
199930New York Mets$4,250,0004/6/99 USA Today
200031Seattle Mariners$6,350,000*
200132Seattle Mariners$6,700,0004/6/01 USA Today
200233Seattle Mariners$6,950,0004/3/02 AP
200334Seattle Mariners$7,700,0004/3/03 AP
200435Seattle Mariners$7,700,0004/7/04 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$68,243,667
Disputed Salaries
*2000 - $6,400,000 - 2001 Joint Exhibit 1 - Includes $50,000 earned bonus
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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