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Eric Yelding

Eric Girard Yelding (Cool Breeze)

Positions: Shortstop, Centerfielder and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 22, 1965 in Montrose, AL
High School: Fairhope HS (Fairhope, AL)
School: Chipola College (Marianna, FL)
Drafted
by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft (January). (All Transactions)
Debut: April 9, 1989 (Age 24.046)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1990 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Cubs 1989-1993
Agents: Phil Tannenbaum [*]
Final Game: October 3, 1993 (Age 28.223)
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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
1989 24 HOU NL 70 102 90 19 21 2 0 0 9 11 5 7 19 .233 .290 .256 .546 60 23 2 1 2 2 0 64/897
1990 25 HOU NL 142 559 511 69 130 9 5 1 28 64 25 39 87 .254 .305 .297 .602 69 152 11 0 4 5 1 8674/95
1991 26 HOU NL 78 293 276 19 67 11 1 1 20 11 9 13 46 .243 .276 .301 .577 68 83 4 0 3 1 3 6/89
1992 27 HOU NL 9 8 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 46 2 0 0 0 0 0 /768
1993 28 CHC NL 69 123 108 14 22 5 1 1 10 3 2 11 22 .204 .277 .296 .574 56 32 3 0 4 0 2 4/586
5 Yrs 368 1085 993 122 242 27 7 3 67 89 41 70 177 .244 .292 .294 .586 66 292 20 1 13 8 6
162 Game Avg. 162 478 437 54 107 12 3 1 29 39 18 31 78 .244 .292 .294 .586 66 129 9 0 6 4 3
HOU (4 yrs) 299 962 885 108 220 22 6 2 57 86 39 59 155 .249 .294 .294 .588 68 260 17 1 9 8 4
CHC (1 yr) 69 123 108 14 22 5 1 1 10 3 2 11 22 .204 .277 .296 .574 56 32 3 0 4 0 2

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
1989 24 HOU NL 70 102 -5 1 0 -3 1 -6 -0.7 3 -3 -0.4 .490 .496 -0.0 -0.3 1 $68,000 64/897
1990 25 HOU NL 142 559 -19 1 -0 -0 3 -16 -1.6 18 2 0.1 .488 .489 -0.1 0.4 3 $110,000 8674/95
1991 26 HOU NL 78 293 -14 -2 1 -11 4 -22 -2.5 9 -12 -1.5 .469 .485 -0.3 -0.8 -1 $260,000 6/89
1992 27 HOU NL 9 8 -1 -0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 /768
1993 28 CHC NL 69 123 -7 0 0 2 1 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .496 .498 -0.2 0.4 -1 $225,000 4/586
5 Seasons 368 1085 -45 0 0 -12 10 -46 -5.1 35 -11 -1.7 .486 .492 -0.7 -0.2 1 $663,000
HOU (4 yrs) 299 962 -38 -0 0 -14 9 -43 -4.8 31 -13 -1.8 .484 .490 -0.5 -0.5 2 $438,000
CHC (1 yr) 69 123 -7 0 0 2 1 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .496 .498 -0.2 0.4 -1 $225,000

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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 Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1989 HOU NL 24 SS 15 6 5 78.2 36 10 26 0 4 1.000 1 15 4.12 2.40 .966 4.51 4.52
1989 HOU NL 24 2B 13 6 6 70.0 52 20 30 2 5 .962 -1 -14 6.43 3.85 .981 5.12 5.12
1989 HOU NL 24 OF 8 3 3 40.0 9 7 1 1 0 .889 -4 -108 1.80 1.00 .981 2.32 2.33
1989 HOU NL 24 CF 4 2 2 24.0 5 3 1 1 0 .800 -5 -240 1.50 1.00 .984 2.70 2.70
1989 HOU NL 24 RF 3 1 1 14.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1 103 1.93 1.00 .977 2.12 2.13
1989 HOU NL 24 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1990 HOU NL 25 OF 94 80 68 718.2 242 230 5 7 2 .971 -1 -2 2.94 2.50 .981 2.39 2.37
1990 HOU NL 25 CF 83 76 65 662.0 232 220 5 7 2 .970 -2 -4 3.06 2.71 .984 2.74 2.73
1990 HOU NL 25 SS 40 38 30 336.2 168 64 97 7 16 .958 0 2 4.30 4.03 .967 4.59 4.56
1990 HOU NL 25 LF 11 3 2 35.1 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 2 68 3.06 1.09 .979 2.19 2.18
1990 HOU NL 25 2B 10 7 2 65.0 43 21 20 2 3 .953 -0 -6 5.68 4.10 .983 5.01 4.98
1990 HOU NL 25 RF 6 1 1 21.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -51 1.27 0.50 .980 2.24 2.20
1990 HOU NL 25 3B 3 0 0 6.1 3 0 2 1 0 .667 0 76 2.84 0.67 .947 2.70 2.70
1991 HOU NL 26 SS 72 67 53 587.0 297 113 166 18 31 .939 -10 -21 4.28 3.88 .966 4.67 4.65
1991 HOU NL 26 OF 4 0 0 7.0 3 1 0 2 0 .333 -1 -171 1.29 0.25 .983 2.31 2.28
1991 HOU NL 26 CF 3 0 0 5.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 -1 -240 1.80 0.33 .985 2.52 2.57
1991 HOU NL 26 RF 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0.00 0.00 .980 2.25 2.00
1992 HOU NL 27 LF 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1 360 4.50 0.50 .980 2.25 2.15
1992 HOU NL 27 OF 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1 240 3.00 0.50 .980 2.40 2.35
1992 HOU NL 27 SS 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.60
1992 HOU NL 27 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1993 CHC NL 28 2B 32 20 15 190.0 126 48 76 2 14 .984 3 18 5.87 3.88 .980 5.16 5.13
1993 CHC NL 28 3B 7 4 4 41.0 13 3 9 1 1 .923 0 9 2.63 1.71 .945 2.70 2.69
1993 CHC NL 28 CF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -80 1.00 1.00 .980 2.80 2.70
1993 CHC NL 28 OF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -80 1.00 1.00 .980 2.30 2.30
1993 CHC NL 28 SS 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 -0 -240 9.00 1.00 .965 4.50 4.70
5 Seasons SS 130 111 88 1006.1 503 187 290 26 51 .948 -9 -11 4.27 3.67 .966 4.63 4.61
5 Seasons OF 109 84 72 777.2 256 240 6 10 2 .961 -5 -8 2.85 2.26 .981 2.39 2.36
5 Seasons CF 92 79 68 701.0 240 225 6 9 2 .963 -8 -14 2.97 2.51 .984 2.74 2.72
3 Seasons 2B 55 33 23 325.0 221 89 126 6 22 .973 2 7 5.95 3.91 .981 5.12 5.10
3 Seasons LF 14 3 2 39.1 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 3 79 2.97 0.93 .979 2.20 2.18
2 Seasons 3B 10 4 4 47.1 16 3 11 2 1 .875 1 18 2.66 1.40 .945 2.70 2.69
3 Seasons RF 10 2 2 37.1 7 5 1 1 0 .857 0 10 1.45 0.60 .979 2.19 2.16
5 Seasons TOT 304 232 187 2156.1 996 519 433 44 76 .956 -12 -7 3.97 3.13 .973 3.85 3.83
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/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

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1990 NL  64 (2nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1990 NL  25 (1st)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 NL  7 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 NL  2 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1990 NL  3.06 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 NL  2.71 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1990 NL  2.94 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2200), Average HOFer ≈ 144
JAWS Shortstop (1063rd), -1.7 career WAR/-1.7 7yr-peak WAR/-1.7 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1989 24 Houston Astros $68,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 25 Houston Astros $110,000 ? 11/21/90 NYT
1991 26 Houston Astros $260,000 ? USA Today survey
1993 28 Chicago Cubs $225,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$663,000
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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