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Jason Smith

Jason William Smith

Positions: Pinch Hitter, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: July 24, 1977 in Meridian, MS
High School: Demopolis HS (Demopolis, AL)
School: Meridian Community College (Meridian, MS)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 23rd round of the 1996 amateur draft.
Signed May 25, 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 17, 2001 (Age 23.328, 15,504th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Royals/Rockies/DevilRays/BlueJays/... 2001-2009

Last Game: May 21, 2009 (Age 31.301)
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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
2001 23 CHC NL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /6
2002 24 TBD AL 26 69 65 9 13 1 2 1 6 3 0 2 24 .200 .224 .323 .547 45 21 0 0 2 0 0 5/64D
2003 25 TBD AL 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 36 1 0 0 0 0 0 /5
2004 26 DET AL 61 169 155 20 37 7 4 5 19 1 2 8 37 .239 .280 .432 .713 87 67 0 1 5 0 0 46/5D
2005 27 DET AL 27 63 58 4 11 1 2 0 2 2 1 0 16 .190 .203 .276 .479 28 16 0 1 4 0 0 6/453D
2006 28 COL NL 49 108 99 9 26 1 0 5 13 3 0 7 29 .263 .324 .424 .748 84 42 1 2 0 0 1 4/356
2007 29 TOT MLB 69 149 141 16 28 3 2 6 18 0 0 6 53 .199 .235 .376 .611 58 53 2 1 0 1 0 65/4D3
2007 29 TOT AL 67 145 137 16 27 3 2 6 18 0 0 6 51 .197 .234 .380 .614 59 52 2 1 0 1 0 65/4D3
2007 29 TOR AL 27 56 52 7 11 1 1 0 4 0 0 3 22 .212 .268 .269 .537 43 14 0 1 0 0 0 5/D6
2007 29 ARI NL 2 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 /6
2007 29 KCR AL 40 89 85 9 16 2 1 6 14 0 0 3 29 .188 .213 .447 .661 69 38 2 0 0 1 0 6/453D
2008 30 KCR AL 22 28 28 6 6 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 12 .214 .214 .286 .500 33 8 0 0 0 0 0 /4D537
2009 31 HOU NL 21 27 25 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 1 0 /456
9 Yrs 278 618 576 65 122 15 10 17 60 9 4 23 181 .212 .248 .361 .609 58 208 4 5 12 2 1
162 Game Avg. 162 360 336 38 71 9 6 10 35 5 2 13 105 .212 .248 .361 .609 58 121 2 3 7 1 1
KCR (2 yrs) 62 117 113 15 22 4 1 6 15 0 1 3 41 .195 .214 .407 .621 60 46 2 0 0 1 0
TBD (2 yrs) 27 73 69 9 14 1 2 1 6 3 0 2 24 .203 .225 .319 .544 45 22 0 0 2 0 0
DET (2 yrs) 88 232 213 24 48 8 6 5 21 3 3 8 53 .225 .260 .390 .650 71 83 0 2 9 0 0
ARI (1 yr) 2 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 27 1 0 0 0 0 0
COL (1 yr) 49 108 99 9 26 1 0 5 13 3 0 7 29 .263 .324 .424 .748 84 42 1 2 0 0 1
CHC (1 yr) 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
HOU (1 yr) 21 27 25 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 1 0
TOR (1 yr) 27 56 52 7 11 1 1 0 4 0 0 3 22 .212 .268 .269 .537 43 14 0 1 0 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 204 478 447 55 95 14 10 12 46 6 4 16 140 .213 .244 .369 .613 61 165 2 3 11 1 0
NL (4 yrs) 74 140 129 10 27 1 0 5 14 3 0 7 41 .209 .259 .333 .592 48 43 2 2 1 1 1

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
2001 23 CHC NL 2 1 -0 0 0 -0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .481 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /6
2002 24 TBD AL 26 69 -5 1 0 -2 1 -5 -0.5 3 -3 -0.3 .480 .497 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $200,000 5/64D
2003 25 TBD AL 1 4 -0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .368 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /5
2004 26 DET AL 61 169 -2 -1 1 -2 2 -2 -0.2 6 4 0.4 .497 .499 0.6 0.0 6 46/5D
2005 27 DET AL 27 63 -7 0 0 0 1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .480 .497 -0.3 0.1 -3 $325,000 6/453D
2006 28 COL NL 49 108 -3 1 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 3 0 -0.0 .494 .498 0.1 -0.1 1 $335,000 4/356
2007 29 TOR AL 27 56 -5 0 0 5 0 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .503 .501 -0.2 0.5 -2 $500,000 5/D6
2007 29 ARI NL 2 4 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .481 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /6
2007 29 KCR AL 40 89 -5 -0 -0 -2 1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .484 .496 -0.1 -0.1 -1 6/453D
2008 30 KCR AL 22 28 -2 -1 0 3 -0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .497 .500 -0.3 0.3 -3 /4D537
2009 31 HOU NL 21 27 -8 0 0 0 0 -7 -0.8 1 -6 -0.7 .464 .495 -0.7 0.0 -6 $500,000 /456
9 Seasons 278 618 -38 -0 3 -0 4 -31 -3.1 22 -9 -0.9 .489 .498 -1.0 0.5 -8 $1,860,000
KCR (2 yrs) 62 117 -7 -2 0 1 1 -7 -0.7 4 -3 -0.2 .489 .497 -0.4 0.2 -4
TBD (2 yrs) 27 73 -5 1 0 -3 1 -7 -0.6 3 -4 -0.4 .476 .497 -0.1 -0.2 -1 $200,000
DET (2 yrs) 88 232 -9 -1 2 -2 3 -7 -0.7 9 1 0.1 .492 .498 0.3 0.1 4 $325,000
ARI (1 yr) 2 4 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .481 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0
COL (1 yr) 49 108 -3 1 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 3 0 -0.0 .494 .498 0.1 -0.1 1 $335,000
CHC (1 yr) 2 1 -0 0 0 -0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .481 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0
HOU (1 yr) 21 27 -8 0 0 0 0 -7 -0.8 1 -6 -0.7 .464 .495 -0.7 0.0 -6 $500,000
TOR (1 yr) 27 56 -5 0 0 5 0 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .503 .501 -0.2 0.5 -2 $500,000

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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
2001 CHC NL 23 SS 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 18.00 2.00 .970 4.50 4.40
2002 TBD AL 24 3B 12 9 9 84.0 26 7 18 1 3 .962 1 9 2.68 2.08 .951 2.68 2.65
2002 TBD AL 24 SS 9 7 4 65.0 37 15 17 5 4 .865 -3 -50 4.43 3.56 .975 4.56 4.51
2002 TBD AL 24 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.80
2002 TBD AL 24 DH 1 0
2003 TBD AL 25 3B 1 1 1 8.0 4 0 2 2 1 .500 -0 -1 -75 -150 2.25 2.00 .955 2.70 2.60
2004 DET AL 26 2B 34 30 23 255.0 157 68 87 2 21 .987 -1 -1 -5 -3 5.47 4.56 .982 4.95 4.91
2004 DET AL 26 SS 20 8 6 100.0 52 16 35 1 5 .981 -1 -2 -11 -22 4.59 2.55 .972 4.56 4.53
2004 DET AL 26 3B 5 2 2 20.2 12 5 5 2 2 .833 -1 1 -58 64 4.35 2.00 .951 2.66 2.62
2004 DET AL 26 DH 2 0
2005 DET AL 27 SS 15 5 5 62.2 41 14 27 0 6 1.000 1 3 27 56 5.89 2.73 .972 4.60 4.55
2005 DET AL 27 2B 6 6 6 51.0 25 8 16 1 4 .960 -0 -3 -12 -75 4.24 4.00 .983 4.96 4.90
2005 DET AL 27 3B 3 1 0 17.0 11 5 6 0 2 1.000 1 0 64 0 5.82 3.67 .957 2.75 2.73
2005 DET AL 27 1B 1 0 0 8.0 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 45 0 12.38 11.00 .994 9.56 9.50
2005 DET AL 27 DH 1 0
2006 COL NL 28 2B 18 12 8 115.2 80 32 46 2 13 .975 -0 -1 -2 -13 6.07 4.33 .982 5.05 5.01
2006 COL NL 28 1B 6 5 3 43.0 37 34 3 0 1 1.000 1 -1 20 -28 7.74 6.17 .994 9.44 9.37
2006 COL NL 28 3B 3 2 1 18.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 0 1 7 73 3.00 2.00 .953 2.70 2.67
2006 COL NL 28 SS 1 0 0 3.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 65 0 2.45 1.00 .970 4.42 4.40
2007 TOT MLB 29 SS 24 16 10 139.0 74 23 47 4 8 .946 -1 -0 -9 0 4.53 2.92 .970 4.47 4.42
2007 TOT AL 29 SS 23 15 10 132.0 72 23 45 4 8 .944 -2 -0 -14 0 4.64 2.96 .970 4.47 4.42
2007 TOT AL 29 3B 19 10 10 115.2 44 13 30 1 5 .977 3 4 32 41 3.35 2.26 .957 2.63 2.60
2007 TOT AL 29 DH 6 0
2007 TOR AL 29 3B 15 9 9 101.1 40 12 28 0 5 1.000 3 4 39 46 3.55 2.67 .957 2.63 2.60
2007 TOR AL 29 DH 4 0
2007 TOR AL 29 SS 3 1 1 12.0 8 1 6 1 2 .875 -0 1 -40 80 5.25 2.33 .970 4.50 4.43
2007 ARI NL 29 SS 1 1 0 7.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 69 0 2.57 2.00 .975 4.50 4.40
2007 KCR AL 29 SS 20 14 9 120.0 64 22 39 3 6 .953 -1 -1 -11 -12 4.58 3.05 .970 4.47 4.42
2007 KCR AL 29 2B 7 4 3 41.0 19 9 9 1 5 .947 -2 -1 -44 -35 3.95 2.57 .985 4.98 4.91
2007 KCR AL 29 3B 4 1 1 14.1 4 1 2 1 0 .750 -0 0 -17 0 1.88 0.75 .958 2.64 2.60
2007 KCR AL 29 1B 3 1 1 11.1 12 12 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.53 4.00 .995 9.37 9.27
2007 KCR AL 29 DH 2 0
2008 KCR AL 30 2B 9 3 3 41.0 21 5 16 0 2 1.000 2 2 53 56 4.61 2.33 .987 5.00 4.96
2008 KCR AL 30 DH 6 0
2008 KCR AL 30 3B 5 1 0 19.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 13 0 2.84 1.20 .958 2.75 2.72
2008 KCR AL 30 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 120 660 9.00 2.00 .995 9.45 9.20
2008 KCR AL 30 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
2008 KCR AL 30 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
2009 HOU NL 31 2B 5 3 2 31.0 12 4 8 0 5 1.000 0 0 8 0 3.48 2.40 .984 4.85 4.82
2009 HOU NL 31 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 240 0 9.00 1.00 .960 2.70 2.60
2009 HOU NL 31 SS 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.30
7 Seasons 2B 80 58 45 535.2 314 126 182 6 50 .981 -1 -4 -3 -8 5.17 3.85 .983 4.97 4.93
7 Seasons SS 71 36 25 373.1 207 70 127 10 23 .952 -3 1 -10 3 4.75 2.77 .972 4.53 4.49
8 Seasons 3B 49 26 23 283.1 110 37 67 6 13 .945 4 5 15 30 3.30 2.12 .955 2.67 2.64
5 Seasons DH 16 0
4 Seasons 1B 11 6 4 64.1 62 58 4 0 2 1.000 1 0 22 0 8.67 5.64 .994 9.44 9.34
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
9 Seasons TOT 212 126 97 1257.2 693 291 380 22 88 .968 0 2 0 1 4.80 3.17 .976 4.55 4.47
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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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2002 24 Tampa Bay Devil Rays $200,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2005 27 Detroit Tigers $325,000 ?
2006 28 Colorado Rockies $335,000 ?
2007 29 Toronto Blue Jays $500,000 ?
2009 31 Houston Astros $500,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,860,000
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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