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Ed Sprague

Edward Nelson Sprague Jr.

Positions: Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: July 25, 1967 in Castro Valley, CA
High School: St. Mary's HS (Stockton, CA)
School: Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
Drafted
by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1988 amateur draft.
Signed June 22, 1988. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 7, 1991 (Age 23.286, 13,528th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1991 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Pirates/Padres/Mariners/RedSox/... 1991-2001

Last Game: October 7, 2001 (Age 34.074)
Relatives: Son of Ed Sprague
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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
1991 23 TOR AL 61 183 160 17 44 7 0 4 20 0 3 19 43 .275 .361 .394 .754 106 63 2 3 0 1 2 53/2D
1992 24 TOR AL 22 50 47 6 11 2 0 1 7 0 0 3 7 .234 .280 .340 .620 71 16 0 0 0 0 0 2/3D5
1993 25 TOR AL 150 596 546 50 142 31 1 12 73 1 0 32 85 .260 .310 .386 .696 86 211 23 10 2 6 1 *5
1994 26 TOR AL 109 445 405 38 97 19 1 11 44 1 0 23 95 .240 .296 .373 .669 72 151 11 11 2 4 1 *5/3
1995 27 TOR AL 144 602 521 77 127 27 2 18 74 0 0 58 96 .244 .333 .407 .740 93 212 19 15 1 7 3 *5/3D
1996 28 TOR AL 159 670 591 88 146 35 2 36 101 0 0 60 146 .247 .325 .496 .821 105 293 7 12 0 7 3 *5D
1997 29 TOR AL 138 562 504 63 115 29 4 14 48 0 1 51 102 .228 .306 .385 .691 80 194 10 6 0 1 0 *5/D
1998 30 TOT AL 132 510 469 57 104 25 0 20 58 1 2 26 90 .222 .280 .403 .683 77 189 16 13 0 2 2 *5/3
1998 30 TOR AL 105 419 382 49 91 20 0 17 51 0 2 24 73 .238 .301 .424 .725 87 162 15 11 0 2 1 5
1998 30 OAK AL 27 91 87 8 13 5 0 3 7 1 0 2 17 .149 .187 .310 .497 29 27 1 2 0 0 1 5/3
1999 ★ 31 PIT NL 137 564 490 71 131 27 2 22 81 3 6 50 93 .267 .352 .465 .817 105 228 12 17 1 6 6 *5 AS
2000 32 TOT MLB 106 298 268 30 65 16 0 12 36 0 0 25 58 .243 .312 .437 .749 90 117 3 3 0 2 2 53/74D9
2000 32 TOT NL 73 175 157 19 41 12 0 10 27 0 0 13 40 .261 .326 .529 .854 119 83 1 3 0 2 2 35/749
2000 32 SDP NL 53 131 117 17 32 10 0 10 25 0 0 10 28 .274 .336 .615 .951 142 72 0 2 0 2 2 3/759
2000 32 BOS AL 33 123 111 11 24 4 0 2 9 0 0 12 18 .216 .293 .306 .599 51 34 2 0 0 0 0 5/3D
2000 32 SDP NL 20 44 40 2 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 12 .225 .295 .275 .570 51 11 1 1 0 0 0 /534
2001 33 SEA AL 45 107 94 9 28 7 0 2 16 0 0 11 18 .298 .374 .436 .810 119 41 3 1 0 1 1 3/D5729
11 Yrs 1203 4587 4095 506 1010 225 12 152 558 6 12 358 833 .247 .318 .419 .737 91 1715 106 91 6 37 21
162 Game Avg. 162 618 551 68 136 30 2 20 75 1 2 48 112 .247 .318 .419 .737 91 231 14 12 1 5 3
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) 888 3527 3156 388 773 170 10 113 418 2 6 270 647 .245 .315 .413 .728 89 1302 87 68 5 28 11
SDP (1 yr) 73 175 157 19 41 12 0 10 27 0 0 13 40 .261 .326 .529 .854 119 83 1 3 0 2 2
PIT (1 yr) 137 564 490 71 131 27 2 22 81 3 6 50 93 .267 .352 .465 .817 105 228 12 17 1 6 6
BOS (1 yr) 33 123 111 11 24 4 0 2 9 0 0 12 18 .216 .293 .306 .599 51 34 2 0 0 0 0
OAK (1 yr) 27 91 87 8 13 5 0 3 7 1 0 2 17 .149 .187 .310 .497 29 27 1 2 0 0 1
SEA (1 yr) 45 107 94 9 28 7 0 2 16 0 0 11 18 .298 .374 .436 .810 119 41 3 1 0 1 1
AL (10 yrs) 993 3848 3448 416 838 186 10 120 450 3 6 295 700 .243 .313 .407 .720 87 1404 93 71 5 29 13
NL (2 yrs) 210 739 647 90 172 39 2 32 108 3 6 63 133 .266 .346 .481 .826 108 311 13 20 1 8 8

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
1991 23 TOR AL 61 183 0 -1 -0 -6 -1 -8 -0.7 7 -1 -0.1 .487 .495 0.5 -0.7 5 $100,000 53/2D
1992 24 TOR AL 22 50 0 -0 0 -2 0 -1 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.2 -0.1 2 $117,500 2/3D5
1993 25 TOR AL 150 596 -11 0 -2 4 2 -7 -0.7 22 15 1.4 .495 .495 1.1 0.6 11 $182,500 *5
1994 26 TOR AL 109 445 -17 1 -1 -7 1 -22 -2.0 17 -6 -0.5 .481 .487 0.1 -0.5 1 $500,000 *5/3
1995 27 TOR AL 144 602 -6 1 -3 -6 1 -13 -1.1 23 10 0.9 .492 .493 1.6 -0.4 16 $760,000 *5/3D
1996 28 TOR AL 159 670 1 0 -0 3 1 6 0.8 25 31 3.1 .503 .503 2.7 0.6 28 $1,450,000 *5D
1997 29 TOR AL 138 562 -11 1 -2 -7 1 -18 -1.6 21 3 0.3 .487 .489 1.0 -0.6 10 $1,900,000 *5/D
1998 30 TOR AL 105 419 -9 -2 -1 0 2 -11 -1.0 16 5 0.5 .490 .494 0.5 0.2 5 $2,350,000 5
1998 30 OAK AL 27 91 -10 0 0 -3 0 -12 -1.1 3 -8 -0.8 .458 .493 -0.5 -0.2 -5 5/3
1999 ★ 31 PIT NL 137 564 3 -3 -1 -15 2 -14 -1.5 18 3 0.2 .490 .492 1.6 -1.3 18 $1,300,000 *5 AS
2000 32 SDP NL 73 175 2 -1 0 -7 -1 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.2 .490 .496 0.5 -0.9 5 $800,000 3/759
2000 32 BOS AL 33 123 -9 -0 -0 3 0 -6 -0.6 5 -2 -0.2 .482 .496 -0.4 0.3 -4 5/3D
2001 33 SEA AL 45 107 4 -1 -0 1 -2 1 0.2 4 5 0.5 .503 .501 0.5 -0.1 5 3/D5729
11 Seasons 1203 4587 -62 -4 -12 -42 7 -113 -10.3 167 54 5.3 .491 .494 9.4 -3.2 97 $9,460,000
TOR (8 yrs) 888 3527 -52 1 -10 -21 8 -74 -6.5 132 58 5.7 .492 .494 7.7 -1.0 78 $7,360,000
PIT (1 yr) 137 564 3 -3 -1 -15 2 -14 -1.5 18 3 0.2 .490 .492 1.6 -1.3 18 $1,300,000
BOS (1 yr) 33 123 -9 -0 -0 3 0 -6 -0.6 5 -2 -0.2 .482 .496 -0.4 0.3 -4
OAK (1 yr) 27 91 -10 0 0 -3 0 -12 -1.1 3 -8 -0.8 .458 .493 -0.5 -0.2 -5
SDP (1 yr) 73 175 2 -1 0 -7 -1 -7 -0.8 5 -2 -0.2 .490 .496 0.5 -0.9 5 $800,000
SEA (1 yr) 45 107 4 -1 -0 1 -2 1 0.2 4 5 0.5 .503 .501 0.5 -0.1 5

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
1991 23 TOR AL 183 122 23 5.1 100 .351 .275 .265 .361 .334 .394 .402 .754 .736 106 .550 1.8 0.2 .678 .219 .119 .0
1992 24 TOR AL 50 36 5 3.7 98 .256 .234 .264 .280 .334 .340 .392 .620 .725 71 .425 -2.0 -0.2 .528 .170 .106 .0
1993 25 TOR AL 596 435 61 3.8 103 .286 .260 .268 .310 .339 .386 .410 .696 .748 86 .387 -11.8 -1.1 .595 .187 .126 1.8
1994 26 TOR AL 445 325 44 3.6 111 .284 .240 .273 .296 .345 .373 .434 .669 .779 72 .330 -18.1 -1.7 .583 .193 .133 1.8
1995 27 TOR AL 602 421 70 4.4 109 .263 .244 .269 .333 .343 .407 .425 .740 .768 93 .426 -4.8 -0.4 .690 .274 .163 .0
1996 28 TOR AL 670 459 99 5.8 115 .264 .247 .276 .325 .349 .496 .443 .821 .792 105 .515 3.0 0.3 .808 .350 .249 .0
1997 29 TOR AL 562 401 60 4.0 108 .260 .228 .270 .306 .339 .385 .427 .691 .766 80 .386 -15.5 -1.4 .625 .256 .157 .0
1998 30 TOT AL 510 385 50 3.5 108 .233 .222 .270 .280 .338 .403 .430 .683 .768 77 .323 -17.8 -1.7 .593 .235 .181 1.9
1998 30 TOR AL 419 310 45 3.9 109 .252 .238 .271 .301 .339 .424 .431 .725 .770 87 .369 -8.4 -0.8 .633 .243 .186 .0
1998 30 OAK AL 91 75 5 1.8 106 .149 .149 .267 .187 .335 .310 .425 .497 .760 29 .123 -9.4 -0.9 .427 .195 .161 1.5
1999 31 PIT NL 564 384 79 5.5 116 .286 .267 .276 .352 .351 .465 .444 .817 .795 105 .517 4.0 0.4 .775 .294 .198 5.3
2000 32 TOT MLB 298 208 38 4.9 113 .265 .243 .270 .312 .345 .437 .439 .749 .784 90 .453 -4.4 -0.4 .704 .287 .194 .0
2000 32 TOT NL 175 119 28 6.3 109 .284 .261 .263 .326 .339 .529 .430 .854 .770 119 .575 4.4 0.4 .846 .350 .268 .0
2000 32 SDP NL 131 87 25 7.7 109 .272 .274 .263 .336 .339 .615 .430 .951 .770 142 .661 7.2 0.6 .988 .427 .342 .0
2000 32 BOS AL 123 89 10 3.0 118 .242 .216 .280 .293 .353 .306 .450 .599 .803 51 .247 -8.8 -0.8 .517 .198 .090 .0
2000 32 SDP NL 44 32 3 2.5 109 .321 .225 .263 .295 .339 .275 .430 .570 .770 51 .201 -2.8 -0.3 .469 .125 .050
2001 33 SEA AL 107 70 15 5.7 102 .347 .298 .260 .374 .326 .436 .418 .810 .744 119 .557 3.3 0.3 .768 .255 .138 .0
11 Yrs 4587 3246 544 4.5 110 .273 .247 .271 .318 .343 .419 .429 .737 .772 91 .432 -62.4 -5.8 .674 .258 .172 11.5
162 Game Avg. 618 437 73 4.5 110 .273 .247 .271 .318 .343 .419 .429 .737 .772 91 .432 -62.4 -5.8 .674 .258 .172 2
PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
TOR (8 yrs) 3527 2509 407 4.3 109 .272 .245 .271 .315 .342 .413 .426 .728 .768 89 .420 -55.8 -5.2 .661 .252 .168 3.9
SDP (1 yr) 175 119 28 6.3 109 .284 .261 .263 .326 .339 .529 .430 .854 .770 119 .575 4.4 0.4 .846 .350 .268 .0
PIT (1 yr) 564 384 79 5.5 116 .286 .267 .276 .352 .351 .465 .444 .817 .795 105 .517 4.0 0.4 .775 .294 .198 5.3
BOS (1 yr) 123 89 10 3.0 118 .242 .216 .280 .293 .353 .306 .450 .599 .803 51 .247 -8.8 -0.8 .517 .198 .090 .0
OAK (1 yr) 91 75 5 1.8 106 .149 .149 .267 .187 .335 .310 .425 .497 .760 29 .123 -9.4 -0.9 .427 .195 .161 1.5
SEA (1 yr) 107 70 15 5.7 102 .347 .298 .260 .374 .326 .436 .418 .810 .744 119 .557 3.3 0.3 .768 .255 .138 .0
AL (10 yrs) 3848 2743 437 4.3 109 .270 .243 .271 .313 .342 .407 .427 .720 .768 87 .411 -70.8 -6.6 .652 .249 .164 5.9
NL (2 yrs) 739 503 107 5.7 114 .286 .266 .273 .346 .348 .481 .441 .826 .789 108 .532 8.4 0.8 .791 .308 .215 5.5

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
1992 24 TOR AL ALCS OAK W 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1992 ❍ 24 TOR AL WS ATL W 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 2.000 2.667 4 0 0 0 0 1
1993 25 TOR AL ALCS CHW W 6 24 21 0 6 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 4 .286 .333 .381 .714 8 2 0 0 1 1
1993 ❍ 25 TOR AL WS PHI W 5 18 15 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 .067 .111 .067 .178 1 0 0 0 2 0
2001 33 SEA AL ALDS CLE W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (5 Series) 17 48 41 1 9 0 1 1 8 0 0 4 11 .220 .271 .341 .612 14 2 0 0 3 2
1 ALDS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 8 26 23 0 7 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 5 .304 .346 .391 .737 9 2 0 0 1 1
2 WS 8 21 17 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 6 .118 .190 .294 .485 5 0 0 0 2 1

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1999 PIT NL 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 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
1991 23 TOR AL 183 2.2% 23.5% 10.4% 6.0% 25% 2.26 3.7 40.0 8.0 0.59 0.73 62% 23% 6.5% 16%
1992 24 TOR AL 50 2.0% 14.0% 6.0% 6.0% 27% 2.33 6.7 47.0 6.7 0.50 0.47 78% 30% 5.0% 23%
1993 25 TOR AL 596 2.0% 14.3% 5.4% 7.4% 31% 2.66 6.4 45.5 7.5 0.67 0.92 76% 21% 5.3% 18%
1994 26 TOR AL 445 2.5% 21.4% 5.2% 7.0% 32% 4.13 4.3 36.8 9.2 0.65 0.75 68% 19% 7.4% 22%
1995 27 TOR AL 602 3.0% 16.0% 9.6% 7.8% 37% 1.66 5.4 28.9 7.0 0.66 0.82 69% 21% 9.1% 24%
1996 28 TOR AL 670 5.4% 21.8% 9.0% 10.9% 50% 2.43 4.0 16.4 5.9 0.52 0.60 62% 23% 15.7% 22%
1997 29 TOR AL 562 2.5% 18.2% 9.1% 8.4% 41% 2.00 4.9 36.0 10.5 0.52 0.57 69% 20% 7.4% 26%
1998 30 TOT AL 510 3.9% 17.7% 5.1% 8.8% 43% 3.46 5.2 23.5 8.1 0.51 0.64 71% 21% 10.8% 26%
1998 30 TOR AL 419 4.1% 17.4% 5.7% 8.8% 41% 3.04 5.2 22.5 7.5 0.49 0.67 70% 24% 10.9% 25%
1998 30 OAK AL 91 3.3% 18.7% 2.2% 8.8% 62% 8.50 5.1 29.0 12.4 0.59 0.51 74% 9% 10.0% 32%
1999 31 PIT NL 564 3.9% 16.5% 8.9% 9.0% 39% 1.86 5.3 22.3 6.0 0.65 0.84 68% 17% 11.1% 19%
2000 32 TOT MLB 298 4.0% 19.5% 8.4% 9.4% 43% 2.32 4.6 22.3 7.4 0.47 0.69 67% 23% 10.8% 23%
2000 32 SDP NL 175 5.7% 22.9% 7.4% 12.6% 54% 3.08 3.9 15.7 5.8 0.42 0.63 62% 24% 14.9% 20%
2000 32 BOS AL 123 1.6% 14.6% 9.8% 4.9% 25% 1.50 6.2 55.5 12.3 0.55 0.75 74% 22% 4.5% 27%
2001 33 SEA AL 107 1.9% 16.8% 10.3% 8.4% 32% 1.64 5.2 47.0 5.9 0.48 0.85 70% 32% 4.8% 19%
11 Yrs 4587 3.3% 18.2% 7.8% 8.5% 39% 2.33 4.9 26.9 7.3 0.58 0.73 69% 21% 9.4% 22%
MLB Averages 2.6% 16.2% 8.9% 7.6% 32% 1.82 5.5 33.9 7.6 0.79 1.08 71% 22% 7.6% 15%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1991 23 TOR AL 1.8 0.2 188 -0.2 2.6 -2.8 .88 -0.0 -0.2 1.4 0.1 0.94 2.1 0.12 1
1992 24 TOR AL -2.0 -0.2 50 0.2 1.0 -0.8 .84 0.1 0.2 3.0 0.3 0.95 0.8 0.05 3
1993 25 TOR AL -11.8 -1.1 602 -3.2 8.4 -11.6 1.01 -1.9 -1.3 -27.0 -2.6 0.99 -22.4 0
1994 26 TOR AL -18.1 -1.7 450 -1.8 6.9 -8.7 .99 -1.7 -0.1 -26.9 -2.5 0.95 -24.5 0
1995 27 TOR AL -4.8 -0.4 607 -3.1 10.0 -13.0 1.10 -0.9 -1.9 -10.0 -0.9 0.98 -10.2 0
1996 28 TOR AL 3.0 0.3 678 0.1 12.6 -12.5 1.03 -0.3 0.4 7.0 0.6 0.93 -3.9 1.67 1
1997 29 TOR AL -15.5 -1.4 569 -1.8 9.1 -11.0 1.02 -1.4 -0.4 -13.1 -1.2 0.92 -15.5 0.44 1
1998 30 TOT AL -17.8 -1.7 518 -2.7 7.6 -10.3 .98 -2.2 -0.5 -26.3 -2.5 0.93 -25.4 1.84 3
1998 30 TOR AL -8.4 -0.8 426 -1.9 6.7 -8.6 1.00 -1.3 -0.6 -15.4 -1.4 0.94 -14.1 0
1998 30 OAK AL -9.4 -0.9 92 -0.7 1.0 -1.7 .89 -0.9 0.1 -10.9 -1.0 0.91 -11.3 1.84 3
1999 31 PIT NL 4.0 0.4 581 0.6 10.8 -10.2 1.01 0.9 -0.3 9.9 0.9 0.94 9.6 1.72 4
2000 32 TOT MLB -4.4 -0.4 300 -0.3 5.5 -5.9 1.06 -0.4 0.1 -9.1 -0.8 0.97 -9.5 1.57 36
2000 32 SDP NL 4.4 0.4 176 0.6 4.0 -3.5 1.13 0.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.0 1.00 -0.7 1.60 35
2000 32 BOS AL -8.8 -0.8 124 -0.9 1.5 -2.4 .95 -0.6 -0.4 -9.0 -0.8 0.93 -8.8 0.42 1
2001 33 SEA AL 3.3 0.3 107 -0.2 1.4 -1.6 .83 0.1 -0.3 4.2 0.4 0.97 6.3 0.32 10
11 Yrs -62.4 -5.9 4650 -12.3 76.0 -88.3 1.01 -7.7 -4.4 -86.9 -8.2 0.95 -92.6 1.26 59

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
1991 23 TOR AL 0 0 21% 65 0 3 0% 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 42% 14 9 5 6 3 3 4 2 2
1992 24 TOR AL 3 0 36% 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 33% 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 2
1993 25 TOR AL 6 0 22% 198 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 13 28% 22 18 3 9 6 3 12 6 6
1994 26 TOR AL 6 0 23% 132 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 48% 18 10 8 5 3 2 8 3 5
1995 27 TOR AL 5 0 32% 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 17 40% 28 20 8 15 8 7 20 10 10
1996 28 TOR AL 6 0 29% 209 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 14 36% 32 23 9 7 4 3 17 9 8
1997 29 TOR AL 9 0 31% 192 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 2 0 12 26% 27 22 5 9 5 4 11 8 3
1998 30 TOT AL 4 0 30% 176 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 11 29% 18 15 3 7 4 3 13 8 5
1998 30 TOR AL 3 0 29% 153 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 11 26% 18 15 3 5 3 2 12 8 4
1998 30 OAK AL 1 0 36% 23 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 67% 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1
1999 31 PIT NL 6 0 28% 195 3 6 33% 3 5 0 1 0 0 3 2 3 0 1 0 2 15 39% 32 24 8 8 5 2 12 2 10
2000 32 TOT MLB 1 0 22% 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 2 2 22% 13 13 0 4 1 1 6 2 4
2000 32 SDP NL 0 0 19% 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 23% 8 8 0 2 0 1 3 1 2
2000 32 BOS AL 1 0 27% 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 20% 5 5 0 2 1 0 3 1 2
2001 33 SEA AL 2 0 18% 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 50% 5 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 2
11 Yrs 48 0 27% 1538 6 12 33% 6 11 0 1 0 0 4 3 22 0 6 10 6 99 35% 212 159 51 71 40 28 108 51 57

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
1991 23 TOR AL 183 55% 44 7 0 1 1 0 0 0.12 4 0 2 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 30 2 7% 16 6 38% 98 16 16% 7 4 57% 6 4 67% 0
1992 24 TOR AL 50 22% 11 2 0 3 2 0 1 0.05 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0% 8 0 0% 3 1 33% 34 7 21% 2 1 50% 4 2 50% 0
1993 25 TOR AL 596 27% 142 11 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 18 10 2 8 4 0 2 2 100% 115 23 20% 68 19 28% 438 62 14% 52 21 40% 30 16 53% 0
1994 26 TOR AL 445 30% 97 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 15 8 3 6 5 0 2 2 100% 91 11 12% 51 13 25% 301 35 12% 28 9 32% 15 9 60% 0
1995 27 TOR AL 602 25% 127 17 0 0 0 0 0 18 2 20 13 5 12 6 0 1 1 100% 121 19 16% 56 15 27% 432 57 13% 33 17 52% 37 21 57% 0
1996 28 TOR AL 670 27% 146 13 0 1 0 0 0 1.67 36 1 15 22 14 17 19 0 0 0 114 7 6% 46 13 28% 421 67 16% 40 19 48% 21 13 62% 0
1997 29 TOR AL 562 29% 115 7 0 1 0 0 0 0.44 14 0 12 7 7 5 9 0 0 0 105 10 10% 50 8 16% 329 35 11% 29 13 45% 17 8 47% 0
1998 30 TOT AL 510 22% 104 22 0 3 1 0 1 1.84 20 0 13 17 3 9 11 0 0 0 119 16 13% 62 12 19% 317 38 12% 31 9 29% 20 10 50% 0
1998 30 TOR AL 419 23% 91 19 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 11 14 3 6 11 0 0 0 98 15 15% 50 8 16% 262 34 13% 28 9 32% 14 6 43% 0
1998 30 OAK AL 91 18% 13 3 0 3 1 0 1 1.84 3 0 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 21 1 5% 12 4 33% 55 4 7% 3 0 0% 6 4 67% 0
1999 31 PIT NL 564 29% 131 5 1 4 2 1 1 1.72 22 1 15 16 6 10 12 0 1 1 100% 88 12 14% 51 17 33% 348 59 17% 36 21 58% 32 22 69% 0
2000 32 TOT MLB 298 52% 65 0 0 36 8 1 5 1.57 12 0 10 3 9 5 7 0 0 0 57 3 5% 28 6 21% 198 24 12% 20 8 40% 11 5 45% 0
2000 32 SDP NL 175 64% 41 0 0 35 7 1 5 1.60 10 0 7 2 8 4 6 0 0 0 35 1 3% 16 3 19% 123 17 14% 15 6 40% 3 2 67% 0
2000 32 BOS AL 123 35% 24 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.42 2 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 22 2 9% 12 3 25% 75 7 9% 5 2 40% 8 3 38% 0
2001 33 SEA AL 107 69% 28 0 0 10 5 0 2 0.32 2 0 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 23 3 13% 6 2 33% 74 15 20% 6 4 67% 0 0 0
11 Yrs 4587 31% 1010 95 1 59 19 2 10 1.26 152 4 124 99 53 77 75 0 7 6 86% 871 106 12% 437 112 26% 2990 415 14% 284 126 44% 193 110 57% 0
MLB Averages 56% 73% 10% 35% 15% 52% 57%

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
1991 23 TOR AL 185 651 3.52 404 62.6% 20.5% 19.6% 30.7% 29.2% 79.5% 2.4% 49.8% 75.4% 40.0% 3.8% 7 0 10.8% 20 9 7.0% 13 6 10 33 23.3% 0 0 0
1992 24 TOR AL 50 172 3.44 113 65.7% 20.4% 15.9% 28.3% 35.4% 79.6% 0.0% 52.3% 80.0% 26.0% 6.0% 3 0 12.0% 6 3 12.0% 6 5 2 5 28.6% 0 0 0
1993 25 TOR AL 573 2067 3.61 1299 63.0% 22.5% 15.4% 27.4% 34.6% 77.4% 0.5% 48.7% 79.9% 33.2% 2.8% 16 1 13.1% 75 47 6.6% 38 29 32 52 38.1% 23 0 2
1994 26 TOR AL 423 1546 3.65 980 63.5% 23.5% 16.1% 30.0% 30.3% 76.4% 0.2% 48.5% 78.8% 36.6% 3.8% 16 2 13.0% 55 32 6.1% 26 19 24 67 26.4% 22 2 1
1995 27 TOR AL 537 2050 3.82 1239 60.8% 27.0% 13.8% 28.4% 30.5% 72.7% 1.5% 44.2% 80.7% 25.5% 4.5% 24 1 12.5% 67 33 8.4% 45 31 34 54 38.6% 65 0 4
1996 28 TOR AL 602 2383 3.96 1459 61.5% 24.5% 18.5% 29.3% 27.6% 75.5% 1.1% 46.4% 75.5% 28.1% 4.2% 25 3 16.8% 101 59 9.3% 56 37 31 100 23.7% 68 0 0
1997 29 TOR AL 481 1778 3.70 1090 61.3% 24.3% 14.5% 29.3% 31.7% 75.5% 0.0% 46.3% 80.6% 32.8% 5.0% 24 4 14.6% 70 37 8.9% 43 27 25 60 29.4% 81 0 2
1998 30 TOT AL 510 1870 3.67 1225 65.7% 27.6% 15.3% 26.0% 31.1% 72.4% 0.8% 47.6% 78.9% 29.2% 3.3% 17 2 10.0% 51 24 8.6% 44 30 31 59 34.4% 0 0 0
1998 30 TOR AL 419 1554 3.71 1010 65.0% 27.4% 15.2% 26.5% 30.8% 72.6% 0.2% 47.2% 79.0% 29.4% 3.8% 16 2 10.7% 45 21 9.5% 40 26 26 47 35.6% 0 0 0
1998 30 OAK AL 91 316 3.47 215 68.9% 28.4% 15.3% 23.7% 32.6% 71.6% 4.0% 49.4% 78.6% 28.6% 1.1% 1 0 6.6% 6 3 4.4% 4 4 5 12 29.4% 0 0 0
1999 31 PIT NL 564 2005 3.55 1206 60.7% 27.1% 15.7% 23.6% 33.5% 72.8% 2.3% 44.2% 78.4% 25.9% 6.6% 37 3 17.2% 97 47 8.7% 49 33 33 60 35.5% 0 0 1
2000 32 TOT MLB 299 1056 3.53 646 61.5% 26.9% 15.3% 24.9% 32.8% 73.1% 1.5% 45.0% 79.0% 24.4% 4.0% 12 0 14.0% 42 23 9.7% 29 20 13 45 22.4% 0 0 0
2000 32 SDP NL 175 619 3.54 381 62.2% 29.1% 16.0% 23.6% 31.2% 70.9% 2.5% 44.0% 77.4% 21.7% 3.4% 6 0 13.7% 24 12 12.0% 21 15 7 33 17.5% 0 0 0
2000 32 BOS AL 124 437 3.52 265 60.6% 23.8% 14.3% 26.8% 35.1% 76.2% 0.0% 46.2% 81.2% 28.2% 4.8% 6 0 14.5% 18 11 6.5% 8 5 6 12 33.3% 0 0 0
2001 33 SEA AL 107 383 3.58 231 60.9% 27.7% 13.0% 26.0% 33.3% 72.3% 2.6% 44.1% 82.0% 24.3% 2.8% 3 0 16.8% 18 14 6.5% 7 4 12 6 66.7% 0 0 0
11 Yrs 4331 15961 3.69 9892 62.2% 25.2% 15.8% 27.6% 31.4% 74.7% 1.1% 46.5% 78.8% 29.8% 4.2% 184 16 13.9% 602 328 8.2% 356 241 247 541 31.3% 256 2 10
MLB Averages 3.70 61.9% 25.9% 14.7% 26.9% 32.5% 74.1% 1.7% 45.9% 80.1% 30.3% 5.5% 15.7% 9.1% 27.8%

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
1991 23 61 183 160 17 44 7 0 4 20 0 3 19 43 .275 .361 .394 .754 106 63 2 3 0 1 2
1992 24 83 233 207 23 55 9 0 5 27 0 3 22 50 .266 .343 .382 .725 98 79 2 3 0 1 2
1993 25 233 829 753 73 197 40 1 17 100 1 3 54 135 .262 .319 .385 .704 89 290 25 13 2 7 3
1994 26 342 1274 1158 111 294 59 2 28 144 2 3 77 230 .254 .311 .381 .692 83 441 36 24 4 11 4
1995 27 486 1876 1679 188 421 86 4 46 218 2 3 135 326 .251 .318 .389 .707 86 653 55 39 5 18 7
1996 28 645 2546 2270 276 567 121 6 82 319 2 3 195 472 .250 .320 .417 .737 91 946 62 51 5 25 10
1997 29 783 3108 2774 339 682 150 10 96 367 2 4 246 574 .246 .317 .411 .728 89 1140 72 57 5 26 10
1998 30 915 3618 3243 396 786 175 10 116 425 3 6 272 664 .242 .312 .410 .722 88 1329 88 70 5 28 12
1999 31 1052 4182 3733 467 917 202 12 138 506 6 12 322 757 .246 .318 .417 .735 90 1557 100 87 6 34 18
2000 32 1158 4480 4001 497 982 218 12 150 542 6 12 347 815 .245 .317 .418 .736 90 1674 103 90 6 36 20
2001 33 1203 4587 4095 506 1010 225 12 152 558 6 12 358 833 .247 .318 .419 .737 91 1715 106 91 6 37 21

Neutralized Batting

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 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
1991 23 61 183 160 17 44 7 0 4 20 0 19 43 .275 .361 .394 .754 22 61
1992 24 22 51 48 7 12 2 0 1 8 0 3 7 .250 .294 .354 .648 5 22
1993 25 150 595 545 50 141 31 1 12 72 1 32 85 .259 .309 .385 .694 63 150
1994 26 155 622 567 48 129 25 1 15 56 1 31 135 .228 .283 .354 .637 54 109
1995 27 162 669 581 82 138 29 2 20 79 0 63 108 .238 .325 .398 .722 72 144
1996 28 159 655 581 78 136 33 2 34 89 0 56 146 .234 .310 .473 .783 82 159
1997 29 138 559 502 61 113 28 4 14 46 0 50 102 .225 .302 .380 .683 56 138
1998 30 132 508 467 54 102 25 0 20 55 1 26 90 .218 .278 .400 .678 48 132
1999 31 137 551 481 63 122 25 2 20 72 3 47 93 .254 .336 .439 .775 68 137
2000 32 106 295 266 28 63 16 0 12 33 0 24 58 .237 .305 .432 .737 34 106
2001 33 45 108 95 9 29 7 0 2 17 0 11 18 .305 .380 .442 .822 16 45
11 Yrs 1267 4796 4293 497 1029 228 12 154 547 6 362 885 .240 .310 .406 .716 520 1203
162 Game Avg. 162 613 549 64 132 29 2 20 70 1 46 113 .240 .310 .406 .716 66 1203



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* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1995 AL  144 (3rd)
1996 AL  159 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1994 AL  95 (9th)
1996 AL  146 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1996 AL  73 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1993 AL  10 (7th)
1994 AL  11 (2nd)
1995 AL  15 (1st)
1996 AL  12 (7th)
1998 AL  13 (7th)
1999 NL  17 (1st)
Career  91 (107th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1993 AL  23 (1st)
1995 AL  19 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1995 AL  421 (10th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 12 (1097), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1495), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (261st), 5.3 career WAR/6.6 7yr-peak WAR/5.9 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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