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Vernon Wells

Vernon M. Wells (twitter: @VernonWells10)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: December 8, 1978 in Shreveport, LA
High School: Bowie HS (Arlington, TX)
Drafted
by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft.
Signed June 3, 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 30, 1999 (Age 20.265)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2001 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Angels/Yankees 1999-2013
Agents: Greg Genske, Brian Peters, and Scott Parker, previously: Jeff Moorad [*]
Final Game: September 29, 2013 (Age 34.295)   vs. HOU 6 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 16, 2014 2:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #446. Ron Gant… #447. Wally Pipp… #448. Smoky Burgess… #449. VERNON WELLS… #450. Wally Moses… #451. Monte Irvin… #452. Richie Hebner… 

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
1999 20 TOR AL 24 92 88 8 23 5 0 1 8 1 1 4 18 .261 .293 .352 .646 64 31 6 0 0 0 0 8
2000 21 TOR AL 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /8
2001 22 TOR AL 30 103 96 14 30 8 0 1 6 5 0 5 15 .313 .350 .427 .777 102 41 0 1 0 1 0 8/9
2002 23 TOR AL 159 648 608 87 167 34 4 23 100 9 4 27 85 .275 .305 .457 .762 96 278 15 3 2 8 0 *89
2003 ★ 24 TOR AL 161 735 678 118 215 49 5 33 117 4 1 42 80 .317 .359 .550 .909 132 373 21 7 0 8 2 *8 AS,MVP-8,SS
2004 25 TOR AL 134 590 536 82 146 34 2 23 67 9 2 51 83 .272 .337 .472 .809 105 253 17 2 0 1 2 *8/D GG
2005 26 TOR AL 156 678 620 78 167 30 3 28 97 8 3 47 86 .269 .320 .463 .783 104 287 13 3 0 8 3 *8/D GG
2006 ★ 27 TOR AL 154 677 611 91 185 40 5 32 106 17 4 54 90 .303 .357 .542 .899 129 331 13 3 0 9 0 *8/D AS,MVP-22,GG
2007 28 TOR AL 149 642 584 85 143 36 4 16 80 10 4 49 89 .245 .304 .402 .706 85 235 9 3 0 6 4 *8
2008 29 TOR AL 108 466 427 63 128 22 1 20 78 4 2 29 46 .300 .343 .496 .840 123 212 16 3 0 7 5 8/D
2009 30 TOR AL 158 684 630 84 164 37 3 15 66 17 4 48 86 .260 .311 .400 .711 86 252 18 1 0 5 2 *8/D
2010 ★ 31 TOR AL 157 646 590 79 161 44 3 31 88 6 4 50 84 .273 .331 .515 .847 125 304 18 3 0 3 5 *8/D AS
2011 32 LAA AL 131 529 505 60 110 15 4 25 66 9 4 20 86 .218 .248 .412 .660 84 208 8 1 0 3 0 *789/D
2012 33 LAA AL 77 262 243 36 56 9 0 11 29 3 1 16 35 .230 .279 .403 .682 90 98 5 1 0 2 0 7/89D
2013 34 NYY AL 130 458 424 45 99 16 0 11 50 7 3 30 73 .233 .282 .349 .631 74 148 9 0 0 4 1 79D/345
15 Yrs 1731 7212 6642 930 1794 379 34 270 958 109 37 472 956 .270 .319 .459 .778 104 3051 168 31 2 65 24
162 Game Avg. 162 675 622 87 168 35 3 25 90 10 3 44 89 .270 .319 .459 .778 104 286 16 3 0 6 2
TOR (12 yrs) 1393 5963 5470 789 1529 339 30 223 813 90 29 406 762 .280 .329 .475 .804 108 2597 146 29 2 56 23
LAA (2 yrs) 208 791 748 96 166 24 4 36 95 12 5 36 121 .222 .258 .409 .667 86 306 13 2 0 5 0
NYY (1 yr) 130 458 424 45 99 16 0 11 50 7 3 30 73 .233 .282 .349 .631 74 148 9 0 0 4 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
1999 20 TOR AL 24 92 -5 -1 -1 -0 0 -7 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .471 .496 -0.3 0.0 -4 $200,000 8
2000 21 TOR AL 3 2 -1 0 0 -1 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .462 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /8
2001 22 TOR AL 30 103 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.3 4 7 0.7 .511 .502 0.6 0.1 6 8/9
2002 23 TOR AL 159 648 -4 1 -1 -6 3 -7 -0.6 24 18 1.7 .496 .496 2.3 -0.3 24 $221,000 *89
2003 ★ 24 TOR AL 161 735 28 2 1 -14 3 20 2.0 26 46 4.5 .512 .512 5.8 -1.0 60 $520,000 *8 AS,MVP-8,SS
2004 25 TOR AL 134 590 4 4 0 13 2 24 2.5 22 46 4.5 .517 .514 3.2 1.6 33 $870,000 *8/D GG
2005 26 TOR AL 156 678 1 -1 0 5 3 8 0.9 25 33 3.2 .505 .505 2.7 0.9 28 $3,070,000 *8/D GG
2006 ★ 27 TOR AL 154 677 24 -1 1 11 3 39 3.9 24 63 6.2 .525 .523 5.1 1.4 52 $4,470,000 *8/D AS,MVP-22,GG
2007 28 TOR AL 149 642 -16 -0 -0 4 3 -10 -0.9 24 14 1.4 .494 .494 1.0 0.8 10 $8,787,500 *8
2008 29 TOR AL 108 466 15 -0 -1 -13 1 2 0.4 17 19 2.0 .502 .501 3.3 -1.1 32 $3,687,500 8/D
2009 30 TOR AL 158 684 -12 2 -0 -10 3 -17 -1.5 25 8 0.9 .489 .490 1.8 -0.6 18 $4,687,500 *8/D
2010 ★ 31 TOR AL 157 646 19 -0 -2 -5 3 15 1.7 24 39 4.0 .510 .509 4.5 -0.1 44 $15,687,500 *8/D AS
2011 32 LAA AL 131 529 -8 1 1 -11 -6 -23 -2.4 20 -3 -0.4 .482 .485 0.7 -1.7 8 $26,187,500 *789/D
2012 33 LAA AL 77 262 -4 2 0 0 -3 -4 -0.4 10 6 0.6 .495 .498 0.6 -0.3 6 $21,000,000 7/89D
2013 34 NYY AL 130 458 -13 -0 0 0 -6 -20 -2.0 16 -3 -0.4 .484 .487 -0.5 -0.5 -3 $21,000,000 79D/345
15 Seasons 1731 7212 29 11 -1 -26 11 24 3.2 265 288 28.5 .501 .502 30.8 -1.0 315 $110,388,500
TOR (12 yrs) 1393 5963 54 8 -2 -15 26 70 7.9 219 289 28.7 .505 .505 30.0 1.6 304 $42,201,000
LAA (2 yrs) 208 791 -12 3 1 -11 -8 -26 -2.7 30 3 0.1 .487 .490 1.4 -2.0 14 $47,187,500
NYY (1 yr) 130 458 -13 -0 0 0 -6 -20 -2.0 16 -3 -0.4 .484 .487 -0.5 -0.5 -3 $21,000,000

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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
1999 TOR AL 20 CF 24 24 18 205.0 54 50 4 0 1 1.000 -0 -1 2.37 2.25 .985 2.72 2.68
1999 TOR AL 20 OF 24 24 18 205.0 54 50 4 0 1 1.000 -0 -1 2.37 2.25 .984 2.30 2.27
2000 TOR AL 21 CF 3 0 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -103 2.57 0.67 .985 2.70 2.73
2000 TOR AL 21 OF 3 0 0 7.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -103 2.57 0.67 .985 2.31 2.33
2001 TOR AL 22 OF 30 23 22 222.1 65 61 2 2 0 .969 1 4 2.55 2.10 .984 2.30 2.28
2001 TOR AL 22 CF 27 21 20 201.1 60 56 2 2 0 .967 0 3 2.59 2.15 .988 2.67 2.65
2001 TOR AL 22 RF 3 2 2 21.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 11 2.14 1.67 .982 2.10 2.07
2002 TOR AL 23 OF 159 152 150 1358.1 394 381 10 3 1 .992 -6 -5 2.59 2.46 .985 2.35 2.32
2002 TOR AL 23 CF 146 139 137 1240.1 370 358 10 2 1 .995 -2 -2 2.67 2.52 .989 2.77 2.74
2002 TOR AL 23 RF 13 13 13 118.0 25 24 0 1 0 .960 -4 -43 1.83 1.85 .982 2.12 2.10
2003 TOR AL 24 CF 161 161 155 1416.0 388 381 3 4 0 .990 -10 -14 -9 -12 2.44 2.39 .990 2.78 2.75 AS,MVP-8,SS
2003 TOR AL 24 OF 161 161 155 1416.0 390 383 3 4 0 .990 -10 -14 -9 -11 2.45 2.40 .985 2.35 2.33 AS,MVP-8,SS
2004 TOR AL 25 CF 131 130 125 1135.0 333 327 5 1 0 .997 -6 13 -7 14 2.63 2.53 .988 2.64 2.62 GG
2004 TOR AL 25 OF 131 130 125 1135.0 333 327 5 1 0 .997 -6 13 -7 13 2.63 2.53 .985 2.30 2.28 GG
2004 TOR AL 25 DH 3 3 GG
2005 TOR AL 26 CF 155 153 148 1358.0 363 351 12 0 4 1.000 -1 5 -1 4 2.41 2.34 .989 2.69 2.66 GG
2005 TOR AL 26 OF 155 153 148 1358.0 363 351 12 0 4 1.000 -1 5 -1 4 2.41 2.34 .986 2.30 2.28 GG
2005 TOR AL 26 DH 2 2 GG
2006 TOR AL 27 CF 150 147 141 1290.1 340 332 4 4 3 .988 22 11 20 10 2.34 2.24 .989 2.65 2.61 AS,MVP-22,GG
2006 TOR AL 27 OF 150 147 141 1290.1 340 332 4 4 3 .988 22 11 20 10 2.34 2.24 .986 2.30 2.27 AS,MVP-22,GG
2006 TOR AL 27 DH 4 4 AS,MVP-22,GG
2007 TOR AL 28 CF 148 143 140 1279.0 329 321 5 3 0 .991 10 4 10 4 2.29 2.20 .989 2.71 2.68
2007 TOR AL 28 OF 148 143 140 1279.0 329 321 5 3 0 .991 10 4 10 3 2.29 2.20 .987 2.30 2.28
2008 TOR AL 29 CF 100 99 96 889.0 225 217 5 3 1 .987 -9 -13 -12 -18 2.25 2.22 .989 2.71 2.69
2008 TOR AL 29 OF 100 99 96 889.0 225 217 5 3 1 .987 -9 -13 -12 -17 2.25 2.22 .986 2.31 2.28
2008 TOR AL 29 DH 8 8
2009 TOR AL 30 CF 155 153 147 1356.2 359 352 6 1 1 .997 -11 -10 -10 -9 2.37 2.31 .992 2.73 2.70
2009 TOR AL 30 OF 155 153 147 1356.2 359 352 6 1 1 .997 -11 -10 -10 -8 2.37 2.31 .987 2.33 2.30
2009 TOR AL 30 DH 2 1
2010 TOR AL 31 CF 151 151 134 1309.2 359 354 5 0 2 1.000 -4 -5 -4 -5 2.47 2.38 .990 2.73 2.71 AS
2010 TOR AL 31 OF 151 151 134 1309.2 359 354 5 0 2 1.000 -4 -5 -4 -4 2.47 2.38 .986 2.30 2.28 AS
2010 TOR AL 31 DH 4 4 AS
2011 LAA AL 32 OF 122 121 99 1076.1 288 281 4 3 0 .990 -6 -11 -7 -12 2.38 2.34 .986 2.28 2.26
2011 LAA AL 32 LF 111 103 93 930.2 248 241 4 3 0 .988 -4 -8 -5 -10 2.37 2.21 .982 2.13 2.11
2011 LAA AL 32 CF 12 11 3 79.1 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -2 -26 -30 2.72 2.00 .990 2.61 2.59
2011 LAA AL 32 RF 10 7 3 66.1 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -1 -36 -18 2.17 1.60 .986 2.09 2.07
2011 LAA AL 32 DH 7 7
2012 LAA AL 33 OF 74 65 60 589.0 138 137 0 1 0 .993 3 0 6 0 2.09 1.85 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 LAA AL 33 LF 69 59 56 539.0 129 128 0 1 0 .992 4 2 9 4 2.14 1.86 .983 1.94 1.93
2012 LAA AL 33 CF 6 6 4 46.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -31 -52 1.76 1.50 .989 2.58 2.57
2012 LAA AL 33 RF 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.00
2012 LAA AL 33 DH 1 0
2013 NYY AL 34 OF 96 87 74 780.0 185 177 8 0 1 1.000 -1 0 -1 0 2.13 1.93 .987 2.24 2.23
2013 NYY AL 34 LF 73 68 64 623.0 143 137 6 0 1 1.000 2 5 4 10 2.07 1.96 .989 1.98 1.97
2013 NYY AL 34 RF 23 19 10 157.0 42 40 2 0 0 1.000 -3 -5 -24 -38 2.41 1.83 .982 2.07 2.06
2013 NYY AL 34 DH 22 18
2013 NYY AL 34 1B 1 1 1 8.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -90 0 6.75 6.00 .993 8.89 8.90
2013 NYY AL 34 2B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 4.60
2013 NYY AL 34 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 360 0 9.00 1.00 .960 2.70 2.50
15 Seasons OF 1659 1609 1509 14271.2 3824 3726 73 25 14 .993 -21 -20 -2 -1 2.40 2.29 .986 2.30 2.28
14 Seasons CF 1369 1338 1268 11812.2 3215 3134 61 20 13 .994 -15 -13 -2 -1 2.43 2.33 .989 2.71 2.68
3 Seasons LF 253 230 213 2092.2 520 506 10 4 1 .992 3 -1 2 0 2.22 2.04 .984 2.04 2.02
9 Seasons DH 53 47
5 Seasons RF 51 41 28 366.1 88 85 2 1 0 .989 -9 -6 -30 -31 2.14 1.71 .983 2.09 2.07
1 Season 1B 1 1 1 8.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -90 0 6.75 6.00 .993 8.89 8.90
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 4.60
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 360 0 9.00 1.00 .960 2.70 2.50
15 Seasons TOT 1662 1610 1510 14281.0 3831 3732 74 25 14 .993 -21 -20 -2 -1 2.40 2.29 .986 2.31 2.29
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2003 AL (8, 21%)
2006 AL (22, 1%)
0.22 Career Shares (724th)

Gold Gloves
2004 AL (OF)
2005 AL (OF)
2006 AL (OF)
All multiple winners

Silver Sluggers
2003 AL (OF)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2003 Jun 22nd AL Player of the Week
2006 Jul 23rd AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2006 AL  6.2 (3rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2006 AL  6.2 (2nd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2003 AL  5.8 (6th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2004 AL  1.6 (8th)
2006 AL  1.4 (10th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2003 AL  .317 (4th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2003 AL  .550 (8th)
2010 AL  .515 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
2002 AL  159 (6th)
2003 AL  161 (4th)
2009 AL  158 (9th)

At Bats s c a p y
2003 AL  678 (3rd)
2009 AL  630 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2003 AL  735 (1st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2003 AL  118 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
2003 AL  215 (1st)
2006 AL  185 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2003 AL  373 (1st)
2006 AL  331 (5th)
2010 AL  304 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
2003 AL  49 (1st)
2010 AL  44 (7th)
Career  379 (219th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2003 AL  33 (10th)
2010 AL  31 (7th)
Career  270 (177th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2003 AL  117 (3rd)

Singles s c a p y
2003 AL  128 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2003 AL  129 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2003 AL  87 (1st)
2006 AL  77 (4th)
2010 AL  78 (4th)
Career  683 (194th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2003 AL  264 (5th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2002 AL  8 (9th)
2003 AL  8 (9th)
2005 AL  8 (7th)
2006 AL  9 (6th)
Career  65 (173rd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2003 AL  21 (4th)
Career  168 (196th)

SB % s c a p y
2006 AL  80.95 (10th)
Career  74.66 (186th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2006 AL  22.2 (5th)
Career  155.3 (169th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2002 AL  470 (10th)
2003 AL  493 (3rd)
2009 AL  493 (3rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2003 AL  3.2 (9th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2006 AL  22 (2nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  241 (4th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2003 AL  161 (1st)
2004 AL  131 (3rd)
2005 AL  155 (2nd)
2006 AL  150 (3rd)
2009 AL  155 (2nd)
2010 AL  151 (3rd)
Career  1,369 (39th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2003 AL  381 (4th)
2004 AL  327 (5th)
2005 AL  351 (5th)
2009 AL  352 (5th)
Career  3,134 (52nd)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2002 AL  10 (3rd)
2004 AL  5 (4th)
2005 AL  12 (1st)
2009 AL  6 (4th)
Career  61 (92nd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2003 AL  4 (5th)
2006 AL  4 (4th)
2007 AL  3 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2005 AL  4 (1st)
2006 AL  3 (4th)
2008 AL  1 (5th)
2010 AL  2 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
2002 AL  159 (2nd)
2003 AL  161 (1st)
2005 AL  155 (4th)
2006 AL  150 (5th)
2009 AL  155 (3rd)
2010 AL  151 (5th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
2003 AL  383 (4th)
2009 AL  352 (5th)
Career  3,726 (97th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2005 AL  12 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2005 AL  4 (1st)
2006 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
2011 AL  2.37 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  2.21 (2nd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  .988 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2006 AL  22 (1st)
2007 AL  10 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
2004 AL  2.63 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2004 AL  2.53 (4th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2002 AL  .995 (3rd)
2003 AL  .990 (5th)
2004 AL  .997 (1st)
2005 AL  1.000 (1st)
2007 AL  .991 (5th)
2009 AL  .997 (1st)
2010 AL  1.000 (1st)
Career  .994 (6th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2006 AL  22 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
2004 AL  2.63 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
2004 AL  2.53 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2004 AL  .997 (2nd)
2005 AL  1.000 (1st)
2009 AL  .997 (4th)
2010 AL  1.000 (1st)
Career  .993 (13th)

Salary s c a p y
2011 AL  $26,187,500 (2nd)
2012 AL  $21,000,000 (6th)
2013 AL  $21,000,000 (6th)
2014 AL  $21,000,000 (10th)

Youngest s c a p y
1999 AL  born 1978-12-08 (2nd)
2000 AL  born 1978-12-08 (6th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 5 (391), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 40 (629), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 52 (387), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 19 (789), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (86th), 28.5 career WAR/26.2 7yr-peak WAR/27.4 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1999 20 Toronto Blue Jays $200,000 ? 11/19/99 USA Today
2002 23 Toronto Blue Jays $221,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 24 Toronto Blue Jays $520,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 25 Toronto Blue Jays $870,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 26 Toronto Blue Jays $3,070,000 ?
2006 27 Toronto Blue Jays $4,470,000 ?
2007 28 Toronto Blue Jays $8,787,500 ?
2008 29 Toronto Blue Jays $3,687,500 ?
2009 30 Toronto Blue Jays $4,687,500 ?
2010 31 Toronto Blue Jays $15,687,500 8.113
2011 32 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $26,187,500 ? $5M paid by Toronto Blue Jays
2012 33 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $21,000,000 10.113 contracts
2013 34 New York Yankees $21,000,000 11.113 contracts $9.5M paid by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2014 35 New York Yankees $21,000,000 12.113 $18.6M paid by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, $2.4M paid by New York Yankees (released)
2014 StatusSigned thru 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2015
Career to date (may be incomplete)$131,388,500
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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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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