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Michael Saunders    \SAWN-derz\

Michael Edward Brett Saunders (The Condor)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: November 19, 1986 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
High School: Lambrick Park SS (Victoria , BC)
School: Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee , FL)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 11th round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed June 13, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 25, 2009 (Age 22.248, 17,212th in MLB history)   vs. CLE 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mariners/BlueJays 2009-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$2.9M (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 5.138, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Meister Sports Management, previously: Mike McCann [*]
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Standard Batting

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
2009 22 SEA AL 46 129 122 13 27 1 3 0 4 4 1 6 40 .221 .258 .279 .537 45 34 1 0 1 0 0 7/D
2010 23 SEA AL 100 327 289 29 61 11 2 10 33 6 3 35 84 .211 .295 .367 .662 86 106 1 0 2 1 0 78/D
2011 24 SEA AL 58 179 161 16 24 5 0 2 8 6 2 12 56 .149 .207 .217 .424 23 35 1 0 5 1 1 87
2012 25 SEA AL 139 553 507 71 125 31 3 19 57 21 4 43 132 .247 .306 .432 .738 108 219 6 1 1 1 0 *87/9
2013 26 SEA AL 132 468 406 59 96 23 3 12 46 13 5 54 118 .236 .323 .397 .720 106 161 6 1 1 6 4 *897/D
2014 27 SEA AL 78 263 231 38 63 11 3 8 34 4 5 26 59 .273 .341 .450 .791 128 104 2 0 2 4 1 98/D7
2015 28 TOR AL 9 36 31 2 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 10 .194 .306 .194 .499 42 6 1 0 0 0 0 /97
2016 29 TOR AL 71 293 259 41 76 20 2 15 34 0 2 27 76 .293 .369 .560 .928 144 145 7 5 0 2 0 *7/8D
8 Yrs 633 2248 2006 269 478 102 16 66 219 54 22 208 575 .238 .310 .404 .714 100 810 25 7 12 15 6
162 Game Avg. 162 575 513 69 122 26 4 17 56 14 6 53 147 .238 .310 .404 .714 100 207 6 2 3 4 2
SEA (6 yrs) 553 1919 1716 226 396 82 14 51 182 54 20 176 489 .231 .301 .384 .685 94 659 17 2 12 13 6
TOR (2 yrs) 80 329 290 43 82 20 2 15 37 0 2 32 86 .283 .362 .521 .882 133 151 8 5 0 2 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
2009 22 SEA AL 46 129 -10 -1 0 0 -2 -12 -1.2 5 -7 -0.7 .474 .493 -0.7 -0.2 -7 7/D
2010 23 SEA AL 100 327 -6 0 1 4 -3 -5 -0.5 12 7 0.7 .495 .497 0.3 0.1 3 78/D
2011 24 SEA AL 58 179 -18 1 0 4 0 -12 -1.3 7 -6 -0.7 .477 .492 -1.1 0.5 -10 $420,000 87
2012 25 SEA AL 139 553 7 4 2 -12 1 2 0.2 21 23 2.2 .502 .501 3.6 -1.1 35 $489,100 *87/9
2013 26 SEA AL 132 468 5 1 2 -11 -1 -4 -0.3 17 12 1.3 .496 .497 2.4 -1.1 23 $512,600 *897/D
2014 27 SEA AL 78 263 10 0 0 5 -3 12 1.5 9 22 2.4 .517 .508 1.8 0.4 17 $2,300,000 98/D7
2015 28 TOR AL 9 36 -1 -1 -0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -1 -0.1 .468 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $2,875,000 /97
2016 29 TOR AL 71 293 18 -0 -1 -6 -3 8 0.9 10 18 1.9 .511 .505 2.5 -0.8 24 *7/8D
8 Seasons 633 2248 5 4 4 -16 -11 -14 -0.9 83 68 7.0 .498 .499 8.5 -2.4 84 $6,596,700
SEA (6 yrs) 553 1919 -12 5 5 -10 -8 -19 -1.5 71 51 5.3 .496 .499 6.2 -1.5 61 $3,721,700
TOR (2 yrs) 80 329 17 -1 -1 -6 -3 5 0.6 12 17 1.8 .506 .504 2.3 -0.8 23 $2,875,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2009 22 SEA AL 129 98 9 2.4 102 .329 .221 .260 .258 .328 .279 .418 .537 .746 45 .210 -10.1 -1.0 .443 .131 .057 .0
2010 23 SEA AL 327 235 34 3.9 94 .260 .211 .252 .295 .319 .367 .395 .662 .713 86 .414 -5.7 -0.6 .621 .287 .156 7.5
2011 24 SEA AL 179 146 8 1.5 90 .212 .149 .246 .207 .310 .217 .390 .424 .700 23 .110 -16.4 -1.6 .364 .168 .068 3.0
2012 25 SEA AL 553 394 70 4.8 92 .297 .247 .247 .306 .310 .432 .397 .738 .707 108 .518 5.2 0.5 .714 .304 .185 20.0
2013 26 SEA AL 468 328 55 4.5 90 .298 .236 .247 .323 .310 .397 .391 .720 .701 106 .496 5.1 0.5 .698 .313 .160 12.5
2014 27 SEA AL 263 181 36 5.4 88 .327 .273 .248 .341 .310 .450 .383 .791 .693 128 .597 8.8 0.9 .737 .286 .177 5.3
2015 28 TOR AL 36 26 2 2.1 99 .286 .194 .257 .306 .320 .194 .415 .499 .735 42 .191 -2.4 -0.2 .423 .161 .000
2016 29 TOR AL 293 194 52 7.2 104 .359 .293 .261 .369 .326 .560 .429 .928 .754 144 .673 16.7 1.6 .911 .363 .266 .0
8 Yrs 2248 1602 266 4.4 94 .299 .238 .251 .310 .314 .404 .399 .714 .713 100 .483 1.3 0.1 .671 .285 .166 59.4
162 Game Avg. 575 410 68 4.4 94 .299 .238 .251 .310 .314 .404 .399 .714 .713 100 .483 0 0 .671 .285 .166 15
SEA (6 yrs) 1919 1382 212 4.1 92 .290 .231 .249 .301 .313 .384 .394 .685 .707 94 .450 -13.0 -1.2 .642 .276 .153 52.5
TOR (2 yrs) 329 220 54 6.6 104 .351 .283 .261 .362 .325 .521 .427 .882 .752 133 .640 14.3 1.3 .853 .341 .238 .0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2009 22 SEA AL 129 0.0% 31.0% 4.7% 3.1% 15% 6.67 3.1 30.5 0.97 1.15 64% 16% 0.0% 18%
2010 23 SEA AL 327 3.1% 25.7% 10.7% 7.0% 38% 2.40 3.4 28.9 8.8 0.53 0.74 60% 18% 9.7% 18%
2011 24 SEA AL 179 1.1% 31.3% 6.7% 3.9% 29% 4.67 2.9 80.5 20.1 0.55 0.70 58% 17% 3.7% 17%
2012 25 SEA AL 553 3.4% 23.9% 7.8% 9.6% 42% 3.07 3.8 26.7 8.9 0.84 1.02 65% 18% 11.2% 15%
2013 26 SEA AL 468 2.6% 25.2% 11.5% 8.1% 40% 2.19 3.4 33.8 8.8 0.72 1.04 60% 25% 7.9% 9%
2014 27 SEA AL 263 3.0% 22.4% 9.9% 8.4% 35% 2.27 3.9 28.9 6.8 0.77 0.81 64% 22% 9.3% 9%
2015 28 TOR AL 36 0.0% 27.8% 13.9% 0.0% 0% 2.00 3.1 10.3 3.00 3.67 58% 14% 0.0% 0%
2016 29 TOR AL 293 5.1% 25.9% 9.2% 12.6% 49% 2.81 3.4 17.3 7.6 0.60 1.02 58% 29% 14.4% 10%
8 Yrs 2248 2.9% 25.6% 9.3% 8.2% 39% 2.76 3.5 30.4 9.2 0.72 0.94 61% 21% 9.4% 13%
MLB Averages 2.6% 19.5% 8.1% 7.6% 33% 2.40 4.6 34.8 8.3 0.82 1.10 68% 21% 7.7% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2009 22 SEA AL -10.1 -1.0 137 -0.3 1.6 -1.9 .86 -1.0 0.6 -6.5 -0.6 0.89 -10.7 1
2010 23 SEA AL -5.7 -0.6 340 -1.7 4.6 -6.2 1.02 -0.7 -0.9 -7.5 -0.8 0.92 -4.9 1.52 4
2011 24 SEA AL -16.4 -1.6 187 -2.2 1.7 -3.9 1.12 -1.9 -0.1 -22.5 -2.4 0.97 -19.0 0
2012 25 SEA AL 5.2 0.5 585 -0.3 9.4 -9.7 .99 0.1 -0.3 2.2 0.2 0.93 3.4 2.17 5
2013 26 SEA AL 5.1 0.5 497 -0.3 7.6 -7.9 .97 0.2 -0.5 2.4 0.3 0.93 6.1 1.48 4
2014 27 SEA AL 8.8 0.9 278 1.5 5.8 -4.3 1.05 0.9 0.5 12.2 1.3 0.94 12.3 2.88 5
2015 28 TOR AL -2.3 -0.2 36 0.1 0.6 -0.5 .80 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.0 0.97 -0.7 0
2016 29 TOR AL 16.7 1.6 298 -0.2 5.1 -5.3 1.01 1.9 -2.1 9.2 0.9 0.93 20.2 0.75 1
8 Yrs 1.4 0.1 2358 -3.3 36.4 -39.7 1.00 -0.5 -2.8 -10.7 -1.2 0.93 6.7 1.90 20

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2009 22 SEA AL 1 0 33% 41 4 1 80% 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 38% 11 9 2 0 0 0 5 1 4
2010 23 SEA AL 1 0 20% 101 6 3 67% 5 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 3 34% 18 13 5 4 2 2 10 6 4
2011 24 SEA AL 0 0 37% 49 6 2 75% 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 47% 7 5 2 1 0 1 7 3 4
2012 25 SEA AL 7 0 34% 179 21 4 84% 19 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 3 2 0 14 48% 26 13 12 6 3 3 8 4 4
2013 26 SEA AL 6 0 32% 201 13 5 72% 11 4 2 1 0 0 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 16 41% 22 15 7 8 3 5 9 5 4
2014 27 SEA AL 5 0 35% 101 4 5 44% 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 59% 17 8 9 3 1 2 9 3 6
2015 28 TOR AL 2 0 18% 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0% 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
2016 29 TOR AL 4 0 28% 118 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 8 48% 15 11 4 3 0 3 9 3 6
8 Yrs 26 0 31% 803 54 22 71% 48 20 6 2 0 0 5 4 16 2 6 4 4 51 44% 117 75 41 26 10 16 58 26 32

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2009 22 SEA AL 129 57% 27 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33% 19 1 5% 11 3 27% 63 4 6% 2 0 0% 5 2 40% 0
2010 23 SEA AL 327 72% 61 11 5 4 1 0 0 1.52 10 0 9 7 3 5 5 0 4 2 50% 50 1 2% 25 5 20% 190 24 13% 16 9 56% 7 3 43% 0
2011 24 SEA AL 179 66% 24 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 6 5 83% 42 1 2% 22 8 36% 114 6 5% 12 5 42% 6 1 17% 0
2012 25 SEA AL 553 65% 125 16 5 5 1 0 0 2.17 19 1 12 11 8 8 11 0 6 1 17% 104 6 6% 41 10 24% 294 38 13% 22 10 45% 22 11 50% 0
2013 26 SEA AL 468 68% 96 11 4 4 1 0 0 1.48 12 0 8 8 4 5 7 0 3 1 33% 87 6 7% 39 16 41% 253 36 14% 21 12 57% 14 8 57% 0
2014 27 SEA AL 263 72% 63 9 5 5 0 0 0 2.88 8 0 5 8 0 4 4 0 4 2 50% 43 2 5% 21 9 43% 138 28 20% 16 8 50% 6 5 83% 0
2015 28 TOR AL 36 89% 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 14% 2 1 50% 23 3 13% 2 1 50% 2 1 50% 0
2016 29 TOR AL 293 70% 76 6 1 1 0 0 0 0.75 15 0 7 9 6 4 11 0 1 0 0% 48 7 15% 18 6 33% 165 23 14% 11 9 82% 10 6 60% 0
8 Yrs 2248 68% 478 66 28 20 3 0 0 1.90 66 1 47 45 21 27 39 0 27 12 44% 400 25 6% 179 58 32% 1240 162 13% 102 54 53% 72 37 51% 0
MLB Averages 54% 67% 11% 31% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2009 22 SEA AL 130 512 3.94 319 62.3% 33.9% 19.1% 21.0% 26.0% 66.1% 0.0% 41.2% 71.1% 19.2% 1.5% 2 0 11.5% 15 6 5.4% 7 4 12 28 30.0% 0 0 0
2010 23 SEA AL 327 1370 4.19 856 62.5% 31.4% 17.5% 26.8% 24.3% 68.6% 0.0% 42.8% 74.4% 22.3% 3.7% 12 0 11.0% 36 14 8.3% 27 15 24 60 28.6% 0 0 0
2011 24 SEA AL 181 765 4.23 491 64.5% 31.2% 19.3% 26.9% 22.6% 68.8% 1.5% 44.4% 71.9% 18.2% 3.9% 7 0 14.9% 27 12 8.8% 16 10 18 38 32.1% 0 0 0
2012 25 SEA AL 554 2181 3.94 1374 63.0% 22.6% 20.2% 29.7% 27.4% 77.4% 0.0% 48.7% 73.8% 32.5% 5.2% 29 5 14.8% 82 36 9.2% 51 33 26 106 19.7% 0 0 0
2013 26 SEA AL 468 1884 4.03 1134 60.5% 27.0% 20.2% 26.8% 26.0% 73.0% 1.2% 44.2% 72.3% 30.1% 4.3% 20 0 14.7% 69 34 9.8% 46 29 30 88 25.4% 0 0 0
2014 27 SEA AL 265 1029 3.88 611 59.6% 29.1% 16.7% 25.0% 29.1% 70.9% 1.0% 42.2% 76.4% 23.8% 3.4% 9 1 14.7% 39 25 7.9% 21 10 17 42 28.8% 0 0 0
2015 28 TOR AL 36 159 4.42 97 61.0% 28.9% 16.5% 33.0% 21.6% 71.1% 0.0% 43.4% 76.8% 33.3% 0.0% 0 0 11.1% 4 3 13.9% 5 4 4 6 40.0% 0 0 0
2016 29 TOR AL 293 1243 4.24 740 59.5% 26.2% 17.8% 30.9% 25.0% 73.8% 0.0% 43.9% 75.8% 23.2% 3.8% 11 1 15.7% 46 26 9.9% 29 18 19 57 25.0% 0 0 0
8 Yrs 2254 9143 4.06 5622 61.6% 27.5% 18.9% 27.6% 25.9% 72.5% 0.5% 44.7% 73.9% 26.4% 4.0% 90 7 14.1% 318 156 9.0% 202 123 150 425 26.1% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.7% 27.6% 15.8% 27.1% 29.5% 72.4% 1.5% 46.1% 78.2% 27.1% 4.7% 14.0% 8.5% 24.2%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 22 46 129 122 13 27 1 3 0 4 4 1 6 40 .221 .258 .279 .537 45 34 1 0 1 0 0
2010 23 146 456 411 42 88 12 5 10 37 10 4 41 124 .214 .285 .341 .625 73 140 2 0 3 1 0
2011 24 204 635 572 58 112 17 5 12 45 16 6 53 180 .196 .263 .306 .569 60 175 3 0 8 2 1
2012 25 343 1188 1079 129 237 48 8 31 102 37 10 96 312 .220 .283 .365 .648 82 394 9 1 9 3 1
2013 26 475 1656 1485 188 333 71 11 43 148 50 15 150 430 .224 .295 .374 .668 89 555 15 2 10 9 5
2014 27 553 1919 1716 226 396 82 14 51 182 54 20 176 489 .231 .301 .384 .685 94 659 17 2 12 13 6
2015 28 562 1955 1747 228 402 82 14 51 185 54 20 181 499 .230 .301 .381 .682 93 665 18 2 12 13 6
2016 29 633 2248 2006 269 478 102 16 66 219 54 22 208 575 .238 .310 .404 .714 100 810 25 7 12 15 6

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2009 22 46 129 122 13 27 1 3 0 4 4 6 40 .221 .258 .279 .537 9 46
2010 23 100 332 292 31 64 12 2 10 36 6 37 84 .219 .306 .377 .683 34 100
2011 24 58 180 162 18 25 5 0 2 9 6 12 56 .154 .211 .222 .434 8 58
2012 25 139 564 515 79 133 33 3 20 63 22 46 132 .258 .320 .450 .770 74 139
2013 26 132 480 414 67 104 25 3 13 53 14 58 118 .251 .340 .420 .761 60 132
2014 27 78 270 236 43 68 12 3 9 39 4 28 59 .288 .358 .479 .837 41 78
2015 28 9 36 31 2 6 0 0 0 3 0 5 10 .194 .306 .194 .499 2 9
2016 29 71 294 260 42 77 20 2 15 35 0 27 76 .296 .371 .562 .932 53 71
8 Yrs 633 2285 2032 295 504 108 16 69 242 56 219 575 .248 .321 .419 .740 281 633
162 Game Avg. 162 585 520 75 129 28 4 18 62 14 56 147 .248 .321 .419 .740 72 633



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Slugging % s c a p y
2016 AL  .560 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2016 AL  .928 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
2016 AL  20 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2016 AL  144 (9th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2016 AL  17 (10th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2016 AL  1.6 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2016 AL  .673 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2012 AL  20.0 (5th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2016 AL  1.9 (10th)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 5 (1853), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2290), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (255th), 7.0 career WAR/7.8 7yr-peak WAR/7.4 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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