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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)
Team: Mariners 2009-2014
2014 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$2.3M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.138, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Mike McCann [*]
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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
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 12 28 25 3 5 1 1 0 2 1 1 2 5 .200 .250 .320 .570 68 8 0 0 0 1 0 *9/D
6 Yrs 487 1684 1510 191 338 72 12 43 150 51 16 152 435 .224 .294 .373 .667 88 563 15 2 10 10 5
162 Game Avg. 162 560 502 64 112 24 4 14 50 17 5 51 145 .224 .294 .373 .667 88 187 5 1 3 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
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 0 0 -11 -1 -7 -0.6 17 10 1.0 .494 .495 2.1 -1.1 21 $512,600 *897/D
2014 27 SEA AL 12 28 -1 -0 0 1 -0 -0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 $2,300,000 *9/D
6 Seasons 487 1684 -23 4 4 -14 -5 -34 -3.3 62 28 2.7 .493 .497 4.2 -1.8 42 $3,721,700

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
2009 SEA AL 22 LF 39 34 33 312.1 90 89 0 1 0 .989 8 0 30 0 2.56 2.28 .987 2.12 2.09
2009 SEA AL 22 OF 39 34 33 312.1 90 89 0 1 0 .989 8 0 30 0 2.56 2.28 .987 2.33 2.30
2009 SEA AL 22 DH 5 0
2010 SEA AL 23 OF 89 85 81 755.2 209 197 8 4 4 .981 2 4 3 6 2.44 2.30 .986 2.30 2.28
2010 SEA AL 23 LF 77 74 71 647.2 177 165 8 4 4 .977 1 3 3 5 2.40 2.25 .983 2.07 2.05
2010 SEA AL 23 CF 14 11 10 108.0 32 32 0 0 0 1.000 1 1 7 11 2.67 2.29 .990 2.73 2.71
2010 SEA AL 23 DH 6 1
2011 SEA AL 24 OF 56 47 43 443.1 140 139 1 0 0 1.000 6 4 16 10 2.84 2.50 .986 2.28 2.26
2011 SEA AL 24 CF 46 42 38 376.1 119 118 1 0 0 1.000 3 3 9 10 2.85 2.59 .990 2.61 2.59
2011 SEA AL 24 LF 12 5 5 67.0 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 3 1 54 16 2.82 1.75 .982 2.14 2.11
2012 SEA AL 25 OF 136 133 126 1188.1 323 315 4 4 1 .988 -12 -12 -12 -12 2.42 2.35 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 SEA AL 25 CF 113 107 107 974.0 275 268 3 4 1 .985 -14 -13 -17 -16 2.50 2.40 .989 2.58 2.56
2012 SEA AL 25 LF 22 22 16 183.1 42 41 1 0 0 1.000 1 1 8 7 2.06 1.91 .983 1.94 1.93
2012 SEA AL 25 RF 5 4 3 31.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 50 0 1.74 1.20 .983 2.00 1.98
2013 SEA AL 26 OF 126 109 93 998.1 263 255 7 1 2 .996 -10 -11 -12 -13 2.36 2.08 .987 2.24 2.23
2013 SEA AL 26 CF 78 69 63 627.2 178 173 4 1 2 .994 -9 -14 -18 -27 2.54 2.27 .990 2.66 2.65
2013 SEA AL 26 RF 34 28 21 246.2 61 60 1 0 0 1.000 2 2 9 10 2.23 1.79 .982 2.07 2.06
2013 SEA AL 26 LF 24 12 9 124.0 24 22 2 0 0 1.000 -2 1 -24 10 1.74 1.00 .989 1.98 1.97
2013 SEA AL 26 DH 2 0
2014 SEA AL 27 OF 11 5 5 61.2 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 1 19 3.06 1.91 .982 2.15 2.15
2014 SEA AL 27 RF 11 5 5 61.2 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 1 18 3.06 1.91 .975 1.88 1.89
2014 SEA AL 27 DH 1 0
6 Seasons OF 457 413 381 3759.2 1046 1016 20 10 7 .990 -6 -14 -2 -4 2.48 2.27 .986 2.24 2.23
4 Seasons CF 251 229 218 2086.0 604 591 8 5 3 .992 -20 -23 -12 -13 2.58 2.39 .990 2.62 2.60
5 Seasons LF 174 147 134 1334.1 354 338 11 5 4 .986 11 6 10 5 2.35 2.01 .984 2.06 2.04
3 Seasons RF 50 37 29 339.1 88 87 1 0 0 1.000 3 3 11 10 2.33 1.76 .980 2.03 2.01
6 Seasons TOT 457 413 381 3759.2 1046 1016 20 10 7 .990 -6 -14 -2 -4 2.48 2.27 .986 2.24 2.23
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Triples s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (4th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (5th)

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

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 AL  8 (3rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 AL  4 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 AL  4 (1st)
Active  4 (15th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 AL  4 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  2 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2010 AL  4 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  8 (5th)
Active  11 (17th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
2014 AL  3.06 (1st)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 AL  1.000 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
2014 AL  3.06 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2013 AL  .996 (5th)
2014 AL  1.000 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2462), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2590), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (367th), 2.7 career WAR/2.7 7yr-peak WAR/2.7 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
201124Seattle Mariners$420,000
201225Seattle Mariners$489,100contracts
201326Seattle Mariners$512,600contracts
201427Seattle Mariners$2,300,000
2014 Status1st-Year Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2017
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,721,700
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: Michael Edward The Brett Condor Michael micheal mike Saunders

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