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John Vander Wal

John Henry Vander Wal

Positions: Pinch Hitter, Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: April 29, 1966 in Grand Rapids, MI
High School: Hudsonville HS (Hudsonville, MI)
School: Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
Drafted
by the Montreal Expos in the 3rd round of the 1987 amateur draft.
Signed June 6, 1987. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1991 (Age 25)
Teams (by GP): Rockies/Expos/Pirates/Padres/Brewers/... 1991-2004
Agents: Tommy Tanzer [*]
Final Game: September 27, 2004 (Age 38)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1535. Russ Snyder… #1536. Willie Montanez… #1537. Gabe Kapler… #1538. JOHN VANDER WAL… #1539. Luis Alicea… #1540. Marty Barrett… #1541. Emmett Seery… 

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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
1991 25 MON NL 21 63 61 4 13 4 1 1 8 0 0 1 18 .213 .222 .361 .583 62 22 2 0 0 1 0 7
1992 26 MON NL 105 237 213 21 51 8 2 4 20 3 0 24 36 .239 .316 .352 .669 90 75 2 0 0 0 2 7/39
1993 27 MON NL 106 244 215 34 50 7 4 5 30 6 3 27 30 .233 .320 .372 .692 82 80 4 1 0 1 2 379/8
1994 28 COL NL 91 127 110 12 27 3 1 5 15 2 1 16 31 .245 .339 .427 .766 86 47 4 0 0 1 0 3/79
1995 29 COL NL 105 118 101 15 35 8 1 5 21 1 1 16 23 .347 .432 .594 1.026 142 60 2 0 0 1 5 3/79
1996 30 COL NL 104 173 151 20 38 6 2 5 31 2 2 19 38 .252 .335 .417 .752 81 63 1 1 0 2 2 73/9
1997 31 COL NL 76 102 92 7 16 2 0 1 11 1 1 10 33 .174 .255 .228 .483 18 21 2 0 0 0 0 /93D7
1998 32 TOT NL 109 152 129 21 36 13 1 5 20 0 0 22 34 .279 .382 .512 .893 120 66 2 0 0 1 0 9/37D
1998 32 COL NL 89 121 104 18 30 10 1 5 20 0 0 16 29 .288 .380 .548 .928 123 57 1 0 0 1 0 9/D73
1998 32 SDP NL 20 31 25 3 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 .240 .387 .360 .747 106 9 1 0 0 0 0 /397
1999 33 SDP NL 132 288 246 26 67 18 0 6 41 2 1 37 59 .272 .368 .419 .787 106 103 5 2 0 3 1 73/9D
2000 34 PIT NL 134 461 384 74 115 29 0 24 94 11 2 72 92 .299 .410 .563 .972 144 216 7 2 0 3 5 937/D
2001 35 TOT NL 146 527 452 58 122 28 4 14 70 8 6 68 122 .270 .364 .442 .806 108 200 10 1 2 4 9 *973/D
2001 35 PIT NL 97 360 313 39 87 22 3 11 50 7 4 42 84 .278 .361 .473 .834 111 148 7 1 0 4 6 973/D
2001 35 SFG NL 49 167 139 19 35 6 1 3 20 1 2 26 38 .252 .370 .374 .744 100 52 3 0 2 0 3 9/73
2002 36 NYY AL 84 245 219 30 57 17 1 6 20 1 1 23 58 .260 .327 .429 .756 99 94 7 0 0 3 3 9D/73
2003 37 MIL NL 117 374 327 50 84 25 1 14 45 1 2 46 104 .257 .350 .468 .818 113 153 5 1 0 0 3 9/7
2004 38 CIN NL 42 55 51 2 6 2 0 2 4 0 0 4 20 .118 .182 .275 .456 18 14 0 0 0 0 0 /93
14 Yrs 1372 3166 2751 374 717 170 18 97 430 38 20 385 698 .261 .351 .441 .792 104 1214 53 8 2 20 32
162 Game Avg. 162 374 325 44 85 20 2 11 51 4 2 45 82 .261 .351 .441 .792 104 143 6 1 0 2 4
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
COL (5 yrs) 465 641 558 72 146 29 5 21 98 6 5 77 154 .262 .349 .444 .794 91 248 10 1 0 5 7
MON (3 yrs) 232 544 489 59 114 19 7 10 58 9 3 52 84 .233 .307 .362 .669 83 177 8 1 0 2 4
PIT (2 yrs) 231 821 697 113 202 51 3 35 144 18 6 114 176 .290 .389 .522 .911 129 364 14 3 0 7 11
SDP (2 yrs) 152 319 271 29 73 21 0 6 41 2 1 43 64 .269 .370 .413 .783 106 112 6 2 0 3 1
SFG (1 yr) 49 167 139 19 35 6 1 3 20 1 2 26 38 .252 .370 .374 .744 100 52 3 0 2 0 3
CIN (1 yr) 42 55 51 2 6 2 0 2 4 0 0 4 20 .118 .182 .275 .456 18 14 0 0 0 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 84 245 219 30 57 17 1 6 20 1 1 23 58 .260 .327 .429 .756 99 94 7 0 0 3 3
MIL (1 yr) 117 374 327 50 84 25 1 14 45 1 2 46 104 .257 .350 .468 .818 113 153 5 1 0 0 3
NL (13 yrs) 1288 2921 2532 344 660 153 17 91 410 37 19 362 640 .261 .353 .442 .795 104 1120 46 8 2 17 29
AL (1 yr) 84 245 219 30 57 17 1 6 20 1 1 23 58 .260 .327 .429 .756 99 94 7 0 0 3 3

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 25 MON NL 21 63 -4 0 -0 1 -1 -3 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .483 .498 -0.3 0.1 -2 7
1992 26 MON NL 105 237 -3 -0 0 4 -2 -2 -0.2 7 6 0.5 .498 .499 0.1 0.2 2 $110,500 7/39
1993 27 MON NL 106 244 -4 0 0 -11 -4 -18 -1.8 8 -10 -1.1 .483 .489 -0.1 -1.5 1 $142,500 379/8
1994 28 COL NL 91 127 -3 -1 -1 5 -1 0 -0.0 4 4 0.4 .500 .500 -0.1 0.4 -1 $195,000 3/79
1995 29 COL NL 105 118 6 1 0 -1 -0 6 0.5 4 9 0.9 .505 .503 1.0 -0.2 10 $300,000 3/79
1996 30 COL NL 104 173 -5 -0 1 2 -1 -3 -0.4 5 2 0.1 .497 .498 -0.1 -0.0 0 $512,500 73/9
1997 31 COL NL 76 102 -11 -0 -0 1 -1 -11 -1.2 3 -8 -0.9 .485 .493 -1.0 0.0 -9 $500,000 /93D7
1998 32 COL NL 89 121 3 -0 0 5 -1 7 0.7 4 11 1.0 .508 .504 0.6 0.3 6 $560,000 9/D73
1998 32 SDP NL 20 31 0 -0 -0 1 -0 0 0.0 1 2 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /397
1999 33 SDP NL 132 288 2 -1 0 2 -3 0 -0.1 9 9 0.8 .500 .500 0.6 -0.2 7 $1,075,000 73/9D
2000 34 PIT NL 134 461 29 -1 -1 -3 -5 18 1.6 14 33 3.0 .513 .511 3.3 -0.9 36 $875,000 937/D
2001 35 PIT NL 97 360 6 -1 0 -11 -5 -10 -1.1 11 1 -0.1 .489 .494 1.1 -1.6 12 $1,850,000 973/D
2001 35 SFG NL 49 167 -1 -1 0 5 -2 1 0.1 5 6 0.6 .503 .501 0.2 0.3 2 9/73
2002 36 NYY AL 84 245 0 -1 -1 -0 -4 -5 -0.5 9 4 0.4 .494 .497 0.4 -0.4 4 $1,850,000 9D/73
2003 37 MIL NL 117 374 5 -1 -0 -2 -3 -1 -0.2 12 10 0.9 .499 .499 1.1 -0.6 12 $550,000 9/7
2004 38 CIN NL 42 55 -6 0 0 2 -0 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .491 .498 -0.4 0.2 -4 /93
14 Seasons 1372 3166 16 -6 0 0 -34 -24 -3.2 100 76 6.4 .498 .499 6.3 -3.8 76 $8,520,500
COL (5 yrs) 465 641 -10 -1 1 12 -4 -1 -0.3 20 18 1.6 .500 .500 0.4 0.5 7 $2,067,500
MON (3 yrs) 232 544 -11 0 0 -6 -6 -22 -2.3 17 -6 -0.7 .490 .494 -0.3 -1.2 0 $253,000
PIT (2 yrs) 231 821 34 -2 -0 -14 -10 8 0.5 26 34 2.9 .503 .504 4.4 -2.5 47 $2,725,000
SDP (2 yrs) 152 319 3 -1 -0 3 -4 1 -0.0 10 11 1.0 .501 .500 0.7 -0.1 8 $1,075,000
SFG (1 yr) 49 167 -1 -1 0 5 -2 1 0.1 5 6 0.6 .503 .501 0.2 0.3 2
CIN (1 yr) 42 55 -6 0 0 2 -0 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .491 .498 -0.4 0.2 -4
NYY (1 yr) 84 245 0 -1 -1 -0 -4 -5 -0.5 9 4 0.4 .494 .497 0.4 -0.4 4 $1,850,000
MIL (1 yr) 117 374 5 -1 -0 -2 -3 -1 -0.2 12 10 0.9 .499 .499 1.1 -0.6 12 $550,000

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 29 COL NL NLDS ATL L 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
1998 32 SDP NL NLDS HOU W 3 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 1.000 1.333 3 0 0 0 0 0
1998 32 SDP NL NLCS ATL W 3 7 7 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 .429 .429 .857 1.286 6 0 0 0 0 0
1998 32 SDP NL WS NYY L 4 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .600 1.000 3 0 0 0 0 0
2002 36 NYY AL ALDS ANA L 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (5 Series) 16 21 21 2 6 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 8 .286 .286 .571 .857 12 1 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 7 7 7 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .429 .571 3 1 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 3 7 7 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 .429 .429 .857 1.286 6 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 5 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .600 1.000 3 0 0 0 0 0

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
1991 MON NL 25 LF 17 17 8 124.0 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 1 12 2.10 1.71 .983 2.18 2.17
1991 MON NL 25 OF 17 17 8 124.0 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 1 12 2.10 1.71 .983 2.28 2.27
1992 MON NL 26 OF 57 41 29 381.2 103 99 2 2 0 .981 4 12 2.38 1.77 .983 2.34 2.34
1992 MON NL 26 LF 55 40 29 370.2 101 97 2 2 0 .980 4 14 2.40 1.80 .979 2.16 2.16
1992 MON NL 26 1B 7 4 1 28.1 27 23 4 0 3 1.000 -0 -8 8.58 3.86 .993 9.75 9.76
1992 MON NL 26 RF 4 1 0 11.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -44 1.64 0.50 .980 2.05 2.08
1993 MON NL 27 1B 42 31 6 218.1 253 237 13 3 17 .988 -2 -13 10.31 5.95 .992 9.68 9.61
1993 MON NL 27 OF 38 23 9 205.2 36 34 1 1 0 .972 -8 -49 1.53 0.92 .979 2.34 2.33
1993 MON NL 27 LF 27 19 7 154.2 26 24 1 1 0 .962 -6 -50 1.45 0.93 .975 2.11 2.10
1993 MON NL 27 RF 10 4 2 48.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -47 1.88 1.00 .976 2.17 2.15
1993 MON NL 27 CF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.75
1994 COL NL 28 1B 14 10 9 92.2 99 96 3 0 11 1.000 3 38 9.62 7.07 .992 9.73 9.67
1994 COL NL 28 OF 7 5 2 37.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 2 65 2.43 1.43 .980 2.24 2.23
1994 COL NL 28 LF 5 3 2 25.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2 96 2.88 1.60 .981 1.91 1.90
1994 COL NL 28 RF 2 2 0 12.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.50 1.00 .975 2.17 2.15
1995 COL NL 29 1B 10 3 1 36.1 47 42 3 2 3 .957 -0 -3 11.15 4.50 .993 9.69 9.66
1995 COL NL 29 OF 10 2 2 33.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -40 2.73 1.00 .979 2.15 2.14
1995 COL NL 29 LF 7 2 2 29.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -46 3.10 1.43 .972 1.86 1.86
1995 COL NL 29 RF 3 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.07
1996 COL NL 30 OF 26 21 12 176.0 34 34 0 0 0 1.000 3 18 1.74 1.31 .978 2.13 2.12
1996 COL NL 30 LF 24 20 11 167.0 33 33 0 0 0 1.000 3 22 1.78 1.38 .975 1.85 1.83
1996 COL NL 30 1B 10 4 3 44.0 41 38 2 1 2 .976 -0 -11 8.18 4.00 .992 9.61 9.56
1996 COL NL 30 RF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -53 1.00 1.00 .970 2.10 2.00
1997 COL NL 31 OF 9 5 2 51.0 13 12 0 1 0 .923 1 33 2.12 1.33 .980 2.14 2.12
1997 COL NL 31 RF 7 3 1 35.0 11 10 0 1 0 .909 2 55 2.57 1.43 .977 2.03 2.03
1997 COL NL 31 1B 5 2 2 25.0 26 26 0 0 2 1.000 -0 -14 9.36 5.20 .993 9.50 9.44
1997 COL NL 31 DH 2 2
1997 COL NL 31 LF 2 2 1 16.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 1.12 1.00 .980 1.97 1.95
1998 TOT NL 32 OF 30 14 3 127.1 30 28 2 0 0 1.000 6 55 2.12 1.00 .980 2.17 2.16
1998 TOT NL 32 RF 25 9 2 94.1 19 17 2 0 0 1.000 5 67 1.81 0.76 .976 2.08 2.07
1998 TOT NL 32 1B 5 3 1 23.0 25 22 3 0 1 1.000 -0 -16 9.78 5.00 .993 9.47 9.40
1998 TOT NL 32 LF 5 5 1 33.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 0 18 2.45 1.80 .974 1.91 1.88
1998 COL NL 32 OF 25 12 2 107.0 23 21 2 0 0 1.000 5 58 1.93 0.92 .980 2.17 2.16
1998 COL NL 32 RF 22 9 2 91.0 19 17 2 0 0 1.000 5 70 1.88 0.86 .976 2.08 2.07
1998 COL NL 32 DH 3 2
1998 COL NL 32 LF 3 3 0 16.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.12 0.67 .975 1.91 1.87
1998 COL NL 32 1B 2 1 0 5.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 16.20 4.50 .993 9.54 9.40
1998 SDP NL 32 OF 5 2 1 20.1 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 35 3.10 1.40 .980 2.17 2.16
1998 SDP NL 32 1B 3 2 1 18.0 16 14 2 0 1 1.000 0 13 8.00 5.33 .993 9.45 9.40
1998 SDP NL 32 RF 3 0 0 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.16 2.07
1998 SDP NL 32 LF 2 2 1 17.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 42 3.71 3.50 .974 1.91 1.90
1999 SDP NL 33 OF 48 39 14 295.2 73 71 2 0 1 1.000 4 15 2.22 1.52 .981 2.26 2.24
1999 SDP NL 33 LF 45 38 13 282.2 71 69 2 0 1 1.000 5 20 2.26 1.58 .977 2.00 1.98
1999 SDP NL 33 1B 28 19 9 164.2 165 156 8 1 14 .994 -1 -9 8.96 5.86 .993 9.20 9.13
1999 SDP NL 33 RF 3 1 1 13.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -83 1.38 0.67 .980 2.15 2.13
1999 SDP NL 33 DH 1 1
2000 PIT NL 34 OF 78 71 51 603.0 141 134 2 5 0 .965 -5 -9 2.03 1.74 .981 2.24 2.22
2000 PIT NL 34 RF 65 60 42 506.1 121 116 1 4 0 .967 -4 -9 2.08 1.80 .979 2.19 2.16
2000 PIT NL 34 1B 33 25 17 229.2 262 251 10 1 21 .996 2 10 10.23 7.91 .992 9.25 9.16
2000 PIT NL 34 LF 13 11 9 96.2 21 19 1 1 0 .952 -1 -7 1.86 1.54 .976 1.92 1.90
2000 PIT NL 34 DH 3 3
2001 TOT NL 35 OF 114 108 53 876.2 194 188 3 3 0 .985 -6 -8 1.96 1.68 .982 2.20 2.18
2001 TOT NL 35 RF 94 87 46 722.1 167 161 3 3 0 .982 -3 -5 2.04 1.74 .981 2.11 2.09
2001 TOT NL 35 LF 23 21 7 154.1 27 27 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -23 1.57 1.17 .979 1.91 1.89
2001 TOT NL 35 1B 14 11 7 93.1 118 113 4 1 13 .992 -0 -5 11.28 8.36 .993 9.26 9.16
2001 PIT NL 35 OF 73 70 41 576.1 111 106 2 3 0 .973 -10 -22 1.69 1.48 .982 2.20 2.18
2001 PIT NL 35 RF 56 51 35 439.0 88 83 2 3 0 .966 -7 -20 1.74 1.52 .981 2.11 2.09
2001 PIT NL 35 LF 20 19 6 137.1 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -27 1.51 1.15 .979 1.91 1.89
2001 PIT NL 35 1B 13 11 7 91.1 116 111 4 1 13 .991 -0 -4 11.33 8.85 .993 9.25 9.16
2001 PIT NL 35 DH 7 7
2001 SFG NL 35 OF 41 38 12 300.1 83 82 1 0 0 1.000 5 19 2.49 2.02 .982 2.20 2.18
2001 SFG NL 35 RF 38 36 11 283.1 79 78 1 0 0 1.000 4 19 2.51 2.08 .981 2.11 2.09
2001 SFG NL 35 LF 3 2 1 17.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 14 2.12 1.33 .980 1.91 1.90
2001 SFG NL 35 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 9.00 2.00 .995 9.45 9.20
2002 NYY AL 36 OF 57 52 14 393.0 89 87 0 2 0 .978 -0 -1 1.99 1.53 .985 2.35 2.32
2002 NYY AL 36 RF 49 45 13 344.0 77 75 0 2 0 .974 1 2 1.96 1.53 .982 2.12 2.10
2002 NYY AL 36 DH 16 9
2002 NYY AL 36 LF 8 7 1 49.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -22 2.20 1.50 .983 2.15 2.12
2002 NYY AL 36 1B 6 4 3 40.0 32 32 0 0 3 1.000 0 3 7.20 5.33 .993 9.34 9.23
2003 MIL NL 37 OF 89 87 47 708.0 183 176 4 3 2 .984 -1 -2 -1 -3 2.29 2.02 .984 2.17 2.15
2003 MIL NL 37 RF 83 81 44 663.1 167 161 4 2 2 .988 -2 -3 -3 -5 2.24 1.99 .982 2.09 2.07
2003 MIL NL 37 LF 6 6 3 44.2 17 16 0 1 0 .941 1 1 30 24 3.22 2.67 .979 1.91 1.88
2004 CIN NL 38 OF 7 7 1 43.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 -1 3 -22 83 2.72 1.86 .982 2.16 2.14
2004 CIN NL 38 RF 7 7 1 43.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 -1 3 -22 84 2.72 1.86 .980 2.09 2.07
2004 CIN NL 38 1B 4 0 0 7.2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -47 -171 9.39 2.00 .992 9.51 9.45
14 Seasons OF 587 492 247 4055.0 958 923 18 17 3 .982 -1 1 -0 1 2.09 1.60 .982 2.24 2.22
13 Seasons RF 353 301 153 2505.1 592 569 11 12 2 .980 -5 0 -3 0 2.08 1.64 .981 2.12 2.10
13 Seasons LF 237 191 94 1546.2 366 354 7 5 1 .986 5 1 4 26 2.10 1.52 .978 2.03 2.02
12 Seasons 1B 178 116 59 1003.0 1103 1044 50 9 90 .992 -1 -1 -1 -156 9.82 6.15 .992 9.44 9.40
1 Season CF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.75
14 Seasons TOT 765 608 306 5058.0 2061 1967 68 26 93 .987 -1 -0 -0 0 3.62 2.66 .988 3.67 3.89
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

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2003 NL  2 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
2003 NL  2.24 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2003 NL  1.99 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1958), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1180), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (227th), 6.4 career WAR/7.9 7yr-peak WAR/7.1 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
199226Montreal Expos$110,5004/2/92 USA Today
199327Montreal Expos$142,5001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199428Colorado Rockies$195,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199529Colorado Rockies$300,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199630Colorado Rockies$512,5001997 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $20,000 earned bonus
199731Colorado Rockies$500,0001997 AP survey
199832Colorado Rockies$560,00011/23/98 USA TodayIncludes $10,000 earned bonus
199933San Diego Padres$1,075,00011/19/99 USA TodayIncludes $200,000 earned bonus
200034Pittsburgh Pirates$875,0004/5/00 AP
200135Pittsburgh Pirates$1,850,0004/6/01 USA Today
200236New York Yankees$1,850,0004/3/02 AP
200337Milwaukee Brewers$550,0004/3/03 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,520,500
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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