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Matt Stairs

Matthew Wade Stairs (twitter: @mstairs12)

Positions: Outfielder, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: February 27, 1968 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
High School: Fredericton HS (Fredericton, NB)
Signed
by the Montreal Expos as an amateur free agent in 1989. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 29, 1992 (Age 24.092)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1996 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Royals/BlueJays/Cubs/Pirates/... 1992-2011
Agents: Bob Garber [*]
Final Game: July 22, 2011 (Age 43.145)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #954. Jorge Orta… #955. Aaron Rowand… #956. Lee Lacy… #957. MATT STAIRS… #958. Frankie Hayes… #959. Leon Wagner… #960. Damion Easley… 

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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
1992 24 MON NL 13 38 30 2 5 2 0 0 5 0 0 7 7 .167 .316 .233 .549 58 7 0 0 0 1 0 7
1993 25 MON NL 6 8 8 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .375 .375 .500 .875 129 4 1 0 0 0 0 /7
1995 27 BOS AL 39 95 88 8 23 7 1 1 17 0 1 4 14 .261 .298 .398 .696 77 35 4 1 1 1 0 7/9D
1996 28 OAK AL 61 158 137 21 38 5 1 10 23 1 1 19 23 .277 .367 .547 .915 127 75 2 1 0 1 2 97/D3
1997 29 OAK AL 133 410 352 62 105 19 0 27 73 3 2 50 60 .298 .386 .582 .969 153 205 6 3 1 4 1 97D/3
1998 30 OAK AL 149 593 523 88 154 33 1 26 106 8 3 59 93 .294 .370 .511 .880 131 267 13 6 1 4 4 *D7/39
1999 31 OAK AL 146 623 531 94 137 26 3 38 102 2 7 89 124 .258 .366 .533 .899 132 283 8 2 0 1 6 *9/D38 MVP-17
2000 32 OAK AL 143 562 476 74 108 26 0 21 81 5 2 78 122 .227 .333 .414 .747 92 197 7 1 1 6 4 9D/38
2001 33 CHC NL 128 403 340 48 85 21 0 17 61 2 3 52 76 .250 .358 .462 .820 115 157 4 7 1 3 7 37/D49
2002 34 MIL NL 107 315 270 41 66 15 0 16 41 2 0 36 50 .244 .349 .478 .827 118 129 7 8 0 1 4 97
2003 35 PIT NL 121 357 305 49 89 20 1 20 57 0 1 45 64 .292 .389 .561 .950 142 171 7 5 0 2 3 93/7D
2004 36 KCR AL 126 496 439 48 117 21 3 18 66 1 0 49 92 .267 .345 .451 .796 105 198 15 5 0 3 2 93D7
2005 37 KCR AL 127 466 396 55 109 26 1 13 66 1 2 60 69 .275 .373 .444 .818 118 176 9 5 0 5 4 3D9/7
2006 38 TOT AL 117 394 348 42 86 21 0 13 51 0 0 40 86 .247 .328 .420 .748 92 146 7 3 0 2 3 D3/79
2006 38 KCR AL 77 262 226 31 59 14 0 8 32 0 0 31 52 .261 .352 .429 .782 101 97 5 2 0 2 2 D3/7
2006 38 TEX AL 26 88 81 6 17 4 0 3 11 0 0 6 22 .210 .273 .370 .643 64 30 1 1 0 0 1 D/39
2006 38 DET AL 14 44 41 5 10 3 0 2 8 0 0 3 12 .244 .295 .463 .759 93 19 1 0 0 0 0 D
2007 39 TOR AL 125 405 357 58 103 28 1 21 64 2 1 44 66 .289 .368 .549 .917 138 196 7 2 0 2 5 379/D
2008 40 TOT MLB 121 387 337 46 85 12 1 13 49 1 1 42 90 .252 .341 .409 .751 101 138 10 5 0 3 9 D9/7
2008 40 TOR AL 105 368 320 42 80 11 1 11 44 1 1 41 87 .250 .342 .394 .736 98 126 10 5 0 2 9 D/79
2008 40 PHI NL 16 19 17 4 5 1 0 2 5 0 0 1 3 .294 .316 .706 1.022 156 12 0 0 0 1 0 /9
2009 41 PHI NL 99 129 103 15 20 4 0 5 17 0 0 23 30 .194 .357 .379 .735 94 39 0 3 0 0 3 /97D
2010 42 SDP NL 78 111 99 14 23 6 0 6 16 2 0 11 32 .232 .306 .475 .781 116 47 1 0 0 1 2 7/3D9
2011 43 WSN NL 56 74 65 4 10 1 0 0 2 0 0 9 23 .154 .257 .169 .426 21 11 1 0 0 0 0 /D3
19 Yrs 1895 6024 5204 770 1366 294 13 265 899 30 24 717 1122 .262 .356 .477 .832 117 2481 109 57 5 40 59
162 Game Avg. 162 515 445 66 117 25 1 23 77 3 2 61 96 .262 .356 .477 .832 117 212 9 5 0 3 5
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
OAK (5 yrs) 632 2346 2019 339 542 109 5 122 385 19 15 295 422 .268 .363 .509 .871 125 1027 36 13 3 16 17
KCR (3 yrs) 330 1224 1061 134 285 61 4 39 164 2 2 140 213 .269 .357 .444 .801 109 471 29 12 0 10 8
WSN (3 yrs) 75 120 103 7 18 4 0 0 9 0 0 16 31 .175 .283 .214 .497 40 22 2 0 0 1 0
PHI (2 yrs) 115 148 120 19 25 5 0 7 22 0 0 24 33 .208 .351 .425 .776 103 51 0 3 0 1 3
TOR (2 yrs) 230 773 677 100 183 39 2 32 108 3 2 85 153 .270 .356 .476 .831 119 322 17 7 0 4 14
PIT (1 yr) 121 357 305 49 89 20 1 20 57 0 1 45 64 .292 .389 .561 .950 142 171 7 5 0 2 3
BOS (1 yr) 39 95 88 8 23 7 1 1 17 0 1 4 14 .261 .298 .398 .696 77 35 4 1 1 1 0
TEX (1 yr) 26 88 81 6 17 4 0 3 11 0 0 6 22 .210 .273 .370 .643 64 30 1 1 0 0 1
SDP (1 yr) 78 111 99 14 23 6 0 6 16 2 0 11 32 .232 .306 .475 .781 116 47 1 0 0 1 2
CHC (1 yr) 128 403 340 48 85 21 0 17 61 2 3 52 76 .250 .358 .462 .820 115 157 4 7 1 3 7
DET (1 yr) 14 44 41 5 10 3 0 2 8 0 0 3 12 .244 .295 .463 .759 93 19 1 0 0 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 107 315 270 41 66 15 0 16 41 2 0 36 50 .244 .349 .478 .827 118 129 7 8 0 1 4
AL (11 yrs) 1271 4570 3967 592 1060 223 12 199 693 24 20 533 836 .267 .356 .480 .836 117 1904 88 34 4 31 40
NL (9 yrs) 624 1454 1237 178 306 71 1 66 206 6 4 184 286 .247 .353 .466 .820 115 577 21 23 1 9 19

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
1992 24 MON NL 13 38 -2 -0 0 -1 -0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .470 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1 7
1993 25 MON NL 6 8 0 -0 -0 -0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .493 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $110,000 /7
1995 27 BOS AL 39 95 -4 -1 -1 1 -1 -6 -0.6 4 -2 -0.2 .485 .496 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $115,000 7/9D
1996 28 OAK AL 61 158 6 -1 -0 -2 -2 0 0.1 6 6 0.6 .500 .500 0.8 -0.3 8 $130,000 97/D3
1997 29 OAK AL 133 410 25 -1 0 -15 -6 4 0.4 15 19 1.9 .503 .502 3.3 -2.0 34 $165,000 97D/3
1998 30 OAK AL 149 593 23 -0 0 2 -12 13 1.3 22 35 3.4 .508 .507 3.2 -0.9 33 $325,000 *D7/39
1999 31 OAK AL 146 623 26 -3 2 -25 -6 -7 -0.5 23 17 1.7 .496 .496 4.0 -2.9 42 $1,950,000 *9/D38 MVP-17
2000 32 OAK AL 143 562 -8 -1 2 -8 -8 -23 -2.0 21 -2 -0.1 .485 .487 0.6 -1.4 6 $3,050,000 9D/38
2001 33 CHC NL 128 403 7 -0 0 2 -6 3 0.2 13 16 1.5 .503 .502 1.3 -0.5 14 $3,200,000 37/D49
2002 34 MIL NL 107 315 6 -1 -0 -4 -4 -3 -0.4 10 6 0.6 .497 .498 1.0 -0.8 11 $500,000 97
2003 35 PIT NL 121 357 18 -2 -1 -11 -4 1 -0.0 11 12 1.1 .501 .500 2.2 -1.6 23 $900,000 93/7D
2004 36 KCR AL 126 496 3 -1 -1 -9 -7 -15 -1.4 19 3 0.4 .488 .491 1.1 -1.4 12 $1,000,000 93D7
2005 37 KCR AL 127 466 10 -1 0 -8 -8 -6 -0.6 17 11 1.1 .495 .496 1.9 -1.6 19 $1,200,000 3D9/7
2006 38 KCR AL 77 262 -0 1 1 1 -6 -4 -0.3 10 6 0.6 .495 .498 0.5 -0.4 5 $1,350,000 D3/7
2006 38 TEX AL 26 88 -2 0 1 -2 -2 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .480 .497 0.0 -0.4 0 D/39
2006 38 DET AL 14 44 -1 -1 -0 0 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .479 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 D
2007 39 TOR AL 125 405 20 -1 1 -6 -6 9 0.9 15 24 2.4 .507 .505 2.9 -1.1 30 $850,000 379/D
2008 40 TOR AL 105 368 -4 -1 -1 -4 -8 -18 -1.7 14 -4 -0.4 .483 .489 -0.0 -1.2 -0 $1,625,000 D/79
2008 40 PHI NL 16 19 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .507 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /9
2009 41 PHI NL 99 129 -1 1 1 0 -0 1 0.1 4 5 0.5 .501 .501 0.5 -0.1 5 $1,625,000 /97D
2010 42 SDP NL 78 111 1 1 0 0 -1 1 0.1 3 5 0.4 .502 .501 0.4 -0.1 5 $700,000 7/3D9
2011 43 WSN NL 56 74 -6 0 0 -1 -0 -7 -0.8 2 -5 -0.6 .485 .495 -0.5 -0.2 -4 $850,000 /D3
19 Seasons 1895 6024 119 -11 3 -91 -89 -70 -6.2 217 147 14.3 .496 .498 22.8 -17.3 238 $19,645,000
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
OAK (5 yrs) 632 2346 71 -6 4 -49 -35 -13 -0.7 88 75 7.5 .498 .498 11.9 -7.5 123 $5,620,000
KCR (3 yrs) 330 1224 13 -1 -0 -16 -21 -25 -2.3 46 20 2.1 .492 .494 3.5 -3.5 36 $3,550,000
WSN (3 yrs) 75 120 -8 -0 0 -3 -1 -11 -1.2 4 -7 -0.9 .483 .496 -0.6 -0.4 -5 $960,000
PHI (2 yrs) 115 148 0 1 1 0 -0 2 0.2 5 7 0.6 .502 .501 0.6 -0.1 7 $1,625,000
TOR (2 yrs) 230 773 17 -1 -1 -10 -14 -9 -0.8 29 20 2.0 .496 .498 2.9 -2.3 30 $2,475,000
PIT (1 yr) 121 357 18 -2 -1 -11 -4 1 -0.0 11 12 1.1 .501 .500 2.2 -1.6 23 $900,000
BOS (1 yr) 39 95 -4 -1 -1 1 -1 -6 -0.6 4 -2 -0.2 .485 .496 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $115,000
TEX (1 yr) 26 88 -2 0 1 -2 -2 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .480 .497 0.0 -0.4 0
SDP (1 yr) 78 111 1 1 0 0 -1 1 0.1 3 5 0.4 .502 .501 0.4 -0.1 5 $700,000
CHC (1 yr) 128 403 7 -0 0 2 -6 3 0.2 13 16 1.5 .503 .502 1.3 -0.5 14 $3,200,000
DET (1 yr) 14 44 -1 -1 -0 0 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .479 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1
MIL (1 yr) 107 315 6 -1 -0 -4 -4 -3 -0.4 10 6 0.6 .497 .498 1.0 -0.8 11 $500,000

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
1995 27 BOS AL ALDS CLE L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 32 OAK AL ALDS NYY L 3 9 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111 .222 .333 2 0 0 0 0 0
2008 40 PHI NL NLDS MIL W 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
2008 40 PHI NL NLCS LAD W 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000 4 0 0 0 0 0
2008 ❍ 40 PHI NL WS TBR W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 41 PHI NL NLDS COL W 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 41 PHI NL NLCS LAD W 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 41 PHI NL WS NYY L 5 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .125 .125 .125 .250 1 1 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (8 Series) 17 26 24 1 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 6 .125 .192 .292 .484 7 2 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 ALDS 4 10 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200 .300 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 2.000 2.667 4 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 6 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .111 .222 1 1 0 0 0 0

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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
1992 MON NL 24 LF 10 8 4 65.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -1 -24 1.94 1.40 .979 2.16 2.16
1992 MON NL 24 OF 10 8 4 65.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -1 -24 1.94 1.40 .983 2.34 2.34
1993 MON NL 25 LF 1 1 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -96 1.80 1.00 .980 2.16 2.10
1993 MON NL 25 OF 1 1 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -96 1.80 1.00 .980 2.34 2.30
1995 BOS AL 27 OF 23 19 11 169.0 23 19 2 2 0 .913 1 6 1.12 0.91 .983 2.33 2.31
1995 BOS AL 27 LF 17 14 11 129.0 15 13 1 1 0 .933 0 3 0.98 0.82 .982 2.22 2.19
1995 BOS AL 27 RF 6 5 0 40.0 8 6 1 1 0 .875 0 15 1.58 1.17 .979 2.05 2.03
1995 BOS AL 27 DH 2 0
1996 OAK AL 28 OF 44 32 16 278.0 68 59 8 1 3 .985 -2 -7 2.17 1.52 .983 2.38 2.36
1996 OAK AL 28 RF 29 17 5 153.0 28 24 4 0 1 1.000 1 10 1.65 0.97 .979 2.17 2.16
1996 OAK AL 28 LF 16 15 11 125.0 40 35 4 1 2 .975 -3 -29 2.81 2.44 .979 2.18 2.17
1996 OAK AL 28 DH 5 4
1996 OAK AL 28 1B 1 1 1 9.0 9 6 3 0 1 1.000 -0 -53 9.00 9.00 .992 9.20 9.20
1997 OAK AL 29 OF 89 67 49 615.2 131 122 6 3 0 .977 -15 -30 1.87 1.44 .982 2.32 2.30
1997 OAK AL 29 RF 63 44 36 418.0 89 84 4 1 0 .989 -7 -21 1.89 1.40 .978 2.18 2.16
1997 OAK AL 29 LF 28 23 13 197.2 41 37 2 2 0 .951 -8 -49 1.78 1.39 .979 2.07 2.05
1997 OAK AL 29 DH 17 13
1997 OAK AL 29 1B 7 1 1 22.1 24 20 3 1 2 .958 -0 -5 9.27 3.29 .992 9.31 9.23
1998 OAK AL 30 DH 120 119
1998 OAK AL 30 OF 12 11 6 93.0 25 22 3 0 0 1.000 2 28 2.42 2.08 .985 2.31 2.29
1998 OAK AL 30 LF 11 10 5 81.0 22 19 3 0 0 1.000 2 24 2.44 2.00 .985 2.10 2.08
1998 OAK AL 30 1B 6 5 4 46.2 53 45 8 0 6 1.000 -0 -3 10.22 8.83 .992 9.43 9.33
1998 OAK AL 30 RF 2 1 1 12.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 60 2.25 1.50 .983 2.10 2.10
1999 OAK AL 31 OF 139 139 121 1211.2 263 245 13 5 1 .981 -25 -25 1.92 1.86 .984 2.30 2.27 MVP-17
1999 OAK AL 31 RF 139 139 121 1209.2 263 245 13 5 1 .981 -25 -25 1.92 1.86 .982 2.11 2.08 MVP-17
1999 OAK AL 31 DH 5 4 MVP-17
1999 OAK AL 31 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 2.00 .990 9.45 9.40 MVP-17
1999 OAK AL 31 CF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70 MVP-17
2000 OAK AL 32 OF 103 96 82 846.0 194 185 5 4 1 .979 -8 -11 2.02 1.84 .985 2.36 2.33
2000 OAK AL 32 RF 102 96 82 845.0 194 185 5 4 1 .979 -8 -11 2.02 1.86 .983 2.17 2.14
2000 OAK AL 32 DH 37 33
2000 OAK AL 32 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .995 9.00 9.30
2000 OAK AL 32 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -360 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
2001 CHC NL 33 1B 89 74 46 636.2 571 516 51 4 38 .993 0 1 8.02 6.37 .993 9.26 9.16
2001 CHC NL 33 LF 22 19 6 141.2 32 31 1 0 0 1.000 2 17 2.03 1.45 .979 1.91 1.89
2001 CHC NL 33 OF 22 19 6 144.0 32 31 1 0 0 1.000 2 15 2.00 1.45 .982 2.20 2.18
2001 CHC NL 33 DH 2 2
2001 CHC NL 33 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.80
2001 CHC NL 33 RF 1 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -103 0.00 0.00 1.93 2.10
2002 MIL NL 34 OF 84 75 37 602.1 136 129 6 1 1 .993 -4 -8 2.02 1.61 .983 2.19 2.17
2002 MIL NL 34 RF 51 43 17 341.0 75 71 4 0 0 1.000 -2 -8 1.98 1.47 .983 2.07 2.05
2002 MIL NL 34 LF 35 32 20 261.1 62 59 2 1 1 .984 -2 -8 2.10 1.74 .977 1.92 1.90
2003 PIT NL 35 OF 55 50 20 394.1 78 73 4 1 0 .987 -3 -8 -9 -24 1.76 1.40 .984 2.17 2.15
2003 PIT NL 35 RF 47 42 16 335.1 59 55 4 0 0 1.000 -2 -4 -7 -14 1.58 1.26 .982 2.09 2.07
2003 PIT NL 35 1B 31 27 11 214.0 224 212 10 2 16 .991 -2 -3 -12 -16 9.34 7.16 .993 9.60 9.51
2003 PIT NL 35 LF 8 8 4 59.0 18 17 0 1 0 .944 -1 -4 -18 -83 2.59 2.13 .979 1.91 1.89
2003 PIT NL 35 DH 2 2
2004 KCR AL 36 OF 71 68 49 564.0 138 131 5 2 2 .986 -10 -6 -21 -12 2.17 1.92 .985 2.30 2.28
2004 KCR AL 36 RF 57 54 39 450.1 112 108 3 1 0 .991 -11 -6 -28 -16 2.22 1.95 .983 2.22 2.21
2004 KCR AL 36 1B 30 25 23 229.0 222 208 11 3 25 .986 -5 -3 -26 -16 8.61 7.30 .994 9.31 9.25
2004 KCR AL 36 DH 22 22
2004 KCR AL 36 LF 14 14 10 113.2 26 23 2 1 2 .962 1 0 10 0 1.98 1.79 .983 2.04 2.03
2005 KCR AL 37 1B 64 61 46 509.2 540 499 37 4 60 .993 -4 -6 -9 -14 9.47 8.38 .994 9.60 9.49
2005 KCR AL 37 DH 40 40
2005 KCR AL 37 OF 15 12 6 100.1 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -2 -28 -24 1.61 1.20 .986 2.30 2.28
2005 KCR AL 37 RF 13 12 6 94.1 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -3 -38 -39 1.62 1.31 .982 2.12 2.10
2005 KCR AL 37 LF 2 0 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1 1 140 200 1.50 0.50 .990 2.10 2.10
2006 TOT AL 38 DH 87 77
2006 TOT AL 38 1B 12 9 8 79.1 70 69 1 0 8 1.000 -1 -1 -20 -15 7.94 5.83 .994 9.54 9.40
2006 TOT AL 38 OF 3 3 1 22.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -0 -5 0 2.05 1.67 .986 2.29 2.27
2006 KCR AL 38 DH 54 48
2006 KCR AL 38 1B 11 9 8 76.1 68 67 1 0 7 1.000 -1 0 -11 0 8.02 6.18 .994 9.54 9.40
2006 KCR AL 38 LF 2 2 1 14.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 1 94 77 2.57 2.00 .985 2.06 2.05
2006 KCR AL 38 OF 2 2 1 14.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 1 94 85 2.57 2.00 .985 2.31 2.25
2006 TEX AL 38 DH 19 19
2006 TEX AL 38 1B 1 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 -1 -1 -240 -400 6.00 2.00 .995 9.60 9.40
2006 TEX AL 38 OF 1 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 -180 -150 1.12 1.00 .990 2.25 2.30
2006 TEX AL 38 RF 1 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 -180 -150 1.12 1.00 .980 2.25 2.20
2006 DET AL 38 DH 14 10
2007 TOR AL 39 OF 57 48 20 390.0 69 66 3 0 0 1.000 -9 -6 -27 -18 1.59 1.21 .987 2.30 2.28
2007 TOR AL 39 1B 45 37 27 334.1 414 377 31 6 32 .986 -3 0 -10 0 10.98 9.07 .995 9.37 9.27
2007 TOR AL 39 LF 43 35 15 288.0 49 46 3 0 0 1.000 -5 0 -22 0 1.53 1.14 .985 2.11 2.09
2007 TOR AL 39 RF 17 13 5 102.0 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 -4 -6 -41 -72 1.76 1.18 .985 2.08 2.06
2007 TOR AL 39 DH 5 4
2008 TOT MLB 40 OF 19 17 7 123.2 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 -7 -4 -72 -38 1.75 1.26 .985 2.30 2.26
2008 TOT MLB 40 RF 10 9 3 61.2 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -2 -37 -38 2.04 1.40 .984 2.15 2.12
2008 TOR AL 40 DH 82 75
2008 TOR AL 40 OF 15 14 7 107.0 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 -8 -4 -84 -44 1.60 1.27 .986 2.31 2.28
2008 TOR AL 40 LF 9 8 4 62.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -6 -2 -106 -37 1.45 1.11 .984 2.05 2.03
2008 TOR AL 40 RF 6 6 3 45.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -2 -53 -53 1.80 1.50 .984 2.16 2.13
2008 PHI NL 40 OF 4 3 0 16.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 7 0 2.70 1.25 .984 2.21 2.20
2008 PHI NL 40 RF 4 3 0 16.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 7 0 2.70 1.25 .982 2.11 2.10
2009 PHI NL 41 OF 15 12 5 94.0 25 23 2 0 2 1.000 -1 0 -11 0 2.39 1.67 .986 2.20 2.18
2009 PHI NL 41 RF 9 7 3 51.0 10 9 1 0 1 1.000 -2 -2 -52 -47 1.76 1.11 .986 2.08 2.06
2009 PHI NL 41 LF 6 5 2 43.0 15 14 1 0 1 1.000 1 2 36 56 3.14 2.50 .982 1.93 1.92
2009 PHI NL 41 DH 2 1
2010 SDP NL 42 OF 14 14 1 80.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -3 0 1.46 0.93 .987 2.17 2.15
2010 SDP NL 42 LF 13 13 1 75.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -3 0 1.56 1.00 .985 1.82 1.80
2010 SDP NL 42 1B 3 1 0 8.2 13 12 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 13.50 4.33 .993 9.24 9.13
2010 SDP NL 42 DH 2 2
2010 SDP NL 42 RF 1 1 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.10
2011 WSN NL 43 DH 5 5
2011 WSN NL 43 1B 4 3 0 19.1 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -6 -56 5.59 3.00 .994 9.31 9.30
18 Seasons OF 776 691 441 5798.0 1258 1180 58 20 10 .984 -83 -26 -17 -17 1.92 1.60 .984 2.29 2.26
16 Seasons RF 548 484 334 4128.2 893 842 39 12 4 .987 -65 -24 -19 -26 1.92 1.61 .982 2.14 2.11
13 Seasons 1B 294 244 167 2112.0 2156 1979 157 20 189 .991 -16 -14 -9 -12 9.10 7.27 .994 9.41 9.31
16 Seasons LF 237 207 107 1666.1 364 337 19 8 6 .978 -19 -2 -13 -3 1.92 1.50 .981 2.04 2.02
2 Seasons CF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.80
19 Seasons TOT 1071 935 608 7911.0 3414 3159 215 40 199 .988 -99 -40 -15 -14 3.84 3.15 .990 4.19 4.20
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1999 AL (17, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1997 Jul 20th AL Player of the Week

Slugging % s c a p y
Career  .477 (206th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
Career  .832 (239th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1999 AL  38 (8th)
Career  265 (183rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
Career  1,122 (200th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2008 AL  9 (10th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1999 AL  14.0 (8th)
Career  19.6 (110th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
2007 AL  6 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1996 AL  2 (2nd)
2004 AL  2 (2nd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1999 AL  13 (3rd)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2000 AL  4 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1996 AL  1 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1996 AL  3 (5th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
Career  .987 (24th)

Oldest s c a p y
2007 AL  born 1968-02-27 (10th)
2008 AL  born 1968-02-27 (4th)
2009 NL  born 1968-02-27 (7th)
2010 NL  born 1968-02-27 (3rd)
2011 NL  born 1968-02-27 (1st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 4 (1902), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1277), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 20 (771), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (165th), 14.3 career WAR/12.9 7yr-peak WAR/13.6 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1993 25 Montreal Expos $110,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 27 Boston Red Sox $115,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 28 Oakland Athletics $130,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 29 Oakland Athletics $165,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 30 Oakland Athletics $325,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 31 Oakland Athletics $1,950,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
2000 32 Oakland Athletics $3,050,000* ?
2001 33 Chicago Cubs $3,200,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 34 Milwaukee Brewers $500,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 35 Pittsburgh Pirates $900,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 36 Kansas City Royals $1,000,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 37 Kansas City Royals $1,200,000 ?
2006 38 Kansas City Royals $1,350,000 ?
2007 39 Toronto Blue Jays $850,000 ?
2008 40 Toronto Blue Jays $1,625,000 ?
2009 41 Philadelphia Phillies $1,625,000 ?
2010 42 San Diego Padres $700,000 14.077
2011 43 Washington Nationals $850,000 15.077
Career to date (may be incomplete)$19,645,000
Disputed Salaries
*2000 - $3,200,000 - 2001 Joint Exhibit 1 - Includes $150,000 buyout
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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