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Ben Zobrist    \ZO-brist\

Benjamin Thomas Zobrist (Zorilla)

Positions: Second Baseman, Outfielder and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: May 26, 1981 in Eureka, IL
High School: Eureka HS (Eureka, IL)
Schools: Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX), Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, IL)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 6th round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed June 16, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 1, 2006 (Age 25.067, 16,550th in MLB history)   vs. DET 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rays/Cubs/DevilRays/Athletics/Royals 2006-2016
2017 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 4 yrs/$56M (16-19) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 9.134, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: Alan Nero [*]
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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
2006 25 TBD AL 52 198 183 10 41 6 2 2 18 2 3 10 26 .224 .260 .311 .572 48 57 2 0 2 3 1 6
2007 26 TBD AL 31 105 97 8 15 2 0 1 9 2 0 3 21 .155 .184 .206 .391 4 20 1 1 2 2 0 6
2008 27 TBR AL 62 227 198 32 50 10 2 12 30 3 0 25 37 .253 .339 .505 .844 120 100 4 2 0 2 1 67/48D95
2009 ★ 28 TBR AL 152 599 501 91 149 28 7 27 91 17 6 91 104 .297 .405 .543 .948 149 272 7 2 1 4 4 496/7835D AS,MVP-8
2010 29 TBR AL 151 655 541 77 129 28 2 10 75 24 3 92 107 .238 .346 .353 .699 96 191 10 3 7 12 1 *9438/57
2011 30 TBR AL 156 674 588 99 158 46 6 20 91 19 6 77 128 .269 .353 .469 .822 131 276 9 2 2 5 1 *49/D MVP-16
2012 31 TBR AL 157 668 560 88 151 39 7 20 74 14 9 97 103 .270 .377 .471 .848 137 264 13 3 2 6 7 946/D MVP-18
2013 ★ 32 TBR AL 157 698 612 77 168 36 3 12 71 11 3 72 91 .275 .354 .402 .756 112 246 18 7 1 6 4 *496/7D8 AS
2014 33 TBR AL 146 654 570 83 155 34 3 10 52 10 5 75 84 .272 .354 .395 .749 116 225 8 1 2 6 4 4769/D8
2015 34 TOT AL 126 535 467 76 129 36 3 13 56 3 4 62 56 .276 .359 .450 .809 121 210 8 1 0 5 3 47/D95
2015 34 OAK AL 67 271 235 39 63 20 2 6 33 1 1 33 26 .268 .354 .447 .801 122 105 5 0 0 3 2 47/D9
2015 34 KCR AL 59 264 232 37 66 16 1 7 23 2 3 29 30 .284 .364 .453 .816 120 105 3 1 0 2 1 47/5D9
2016 ★ 35 CHC NL 147 631 523 94 142 31 3 18 76 6 4 96 82 .272 .386 .446 .831 124 233 17 4 4 4 6 *479/36 AS
11 Yrs 1337 5644 4840 735 1287 296 38 145 643 111 43 700 839 .266 .358 .433 .791 118 2094 97 26 23 55 32
162 Game Avg. 162 684 586 89 156 36 5 18 78 13 5 85 102 .266 .358 .433 .791 118 254 12 3 3 7 4
TBR (9 yrs) 1064 4478 3850 565 1016 229 32 114 511 102 35 542 701 .264 .354 .429 .783 117 1651 72 21 19 46 23
KCR (1 yr) 59 264 232 37 66 16 1 7 23 2 3 29 30 .284 .364 .453 .816 120 105 3 1 0 2 1
CHC (1 yr) 147 631 523 94 142 31 3 18 76 6 4 96 82 .272 .386 .446 .831 124 233 17 4 4 4 6
OAK (1 yr) 67 271 235 39 63 20 2 6 33 1 1 33 26 .268 .354 .447 .801 122 105 5 0 0 3 2
AL (10 yrs) 1190 5013 4317 641 1145 265 35 127 567 105 39 604 757 .265 .355 .431 .786 117 1861 80 22 19 51 26
NL (1 yr) 147 631 523 94 142 31 3 18 76 6 4 96 82 .272 .386 .446 .831 124 233 17 4 4 4 6

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
2006 25 TBD AL 52 198 -13 -2 1 -2 3 -14 -1.3 7 -6 -0.6 .474 .492 -0.4 0.1 -4 6
2007 26 TBD AL 31 105 -12 1 0 -5 1 -15 -1.5 4 -11 -1.1 .452 .491 -0.6 -0.3 -6 $383,400 6
2008 27 TBR AL 62 227 5 0 0 -7 1 0 0.1 9 9 0.9 .501 .500 1.6 -0.5 16 $395,800 67/48D95
2009 ★ 28 TBR AL 152 599 37 1 2 25 -0 65 6.5 22 87 8.6 .542 .539 6.1 2.5 62 $415,900 496/7835D AS,MVP-8
2010 29 TBR AL 151 655 1 5 1 16 -4 20 2.2 24 44 4.6 .514 .513 2.8 1.4 28 $438,100 *9438/57
2011 30 TBR AL 156 674 25 3 2 29 1 60 6.3 25 84 8.7 .540 .539 5.7 3.2 55 $4,687,300 *49/D MVP-16
2012 31 TBR AL 157 668 29 -3 1 4 0 31 3.2 25 56 5.7 .521 .520 5.3 0.4 52 $4,500,000 946/D MVP-18
2013 ★ 32 TBR AL 157 698 10 2 1 8 2 23 2.7 24 47 5.0 .516 .515 4.0 1.2 39 $5,500,000 *496/7D8 AS
2014 33 TBR AL 146 654 11 3 2 6 1 23 2.8 22 45 4.9 .517 .515 4.1 0.9 39 $7,000,000 4769/D8
2015 34 OAK AL 67 271 5 -1 1 -8 -1 -3 -0.2 10 7 0.7 .495 .498 1.5 -0.9 15 47/D9
2015 34 KCR AL 59 264 7 -0 -0 -4 -0 2 0.3 9 11 1.2 .504 .501 1.6 -0.4 15 $7,500,000 47/5D9
2016 ★ 35 CHC NL 147 631 21 2 -0 -4 1 20 1.9 20 40 3.8 .514 .512 4.2 -0.4 44 *479/36 AS
11 Seasons 1337 5644 126 12 10 58 5 211 23.0 201 412 42.3 .516 .517 35.9 7.3 354 $30,820,500
TBR (9 yrs) 1064 4478 93 10 10 74 5 192 21.1 162 355 36.7 .519 .520 28.6 9.0 280 $23,320,500
KCR (1 yr) 59 264 7 -0 -0 -4 -0 2 0.3 9 11 1.2 .504 .501 1.6 -0.4 15 $7,500,000
CHC (1 yr) 147 631 21 2 -0 -4 1 20 1.9 20 40 3.8 .514 .512 4.2 -0.4 44
OAK (1 yr) 67 271 5 -1 1 -8 -1 -3 -0.2 10 7 0.7 .495 .498 1.5 -0.9 15

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
2006 25 TBD AL 198 152 15 2.6 110 .247 .224 .274 .260 .339 .311 .436 .572 .775 48 .222 -14.5 -1.4 .449 .137 .087 2.0
2007 26 TBD AL 105 87 4 1.2 105 .182 .155 .269 .184 .336 .206 .420 .391 .756 4 .070 -13.6 -1.3 .313 .103 .052 1.3
2008 27 TBR AL 227 154 35 6.1 106 .252 .253 .269 .339 .337 .505 .423 .844 .760 120 .592 5.3 0.5 .855 .394 .253 4.8
2009 28 TBR AL 599 370 117 8.4 106 .326 .297 .265 .405 .334 .543 .425 .948 .759 149 .718 38.7 3.6 1.030 .449 .246 20.9
2010 29 TBR AL 655 444 77 4.6 96 .273 .238 .254 .346 .321 .353 .399 .699 .720 96 .496 2.5 0.2 .722 .323 .115 14.1
2011 30 TBR AL 674 452 102 6.0 93 .310 .269 .250 .353 .314 .469 .396 .822 .710 131 .621 27.4 2.7 .827 .354 .201 19.5
2012 31 TBR AL 668 439 103 6.3 94 .296 .270 .250 .377 .314 .471 .403 .848 .717 137 .641 33.1 3.2 .856 .384 .202 16.5
2013 32 TBR AL 698 472 89 5.1 95 .303 .275 .253 .354 .317 .402 .400 .756 .717 112 .549 13.1 1.3 .716 .258 .127 11.5
2014 33 TBR AL 654 436 84 5.2 90 .301 .272 .250 .354 .313 .395 .386 .749 .699 116 .582 14.8 1.5 .715 .263 .123 10.0
2015 34 TOT AL 535 355 77 5.8 99 .288 .276 .256 .359 .319 .450 .414 .809 .733 121 .612 16.1 1.6 .777 .304 .173 4.9
2015 34 OAK AL 271 181 38 5.6 96 .277 .268 .253 .354 .315 .447 .408 .801 .722 122 .597 8.7 0.9 .775 .319 .179 1.7
2015 34 KCR AL 264 174 39 6.0 102 .299 .284 .260 .364 .324 .453 .420 .816 .744 120 .626 7.4 0.7 .779 .289 .168 3.1
2016 35 CHC NL 631 410 93 6.1 103 .290 .272 .258 .386 .327 .446 .422 .831 .749 124 .617 22.1 2.1 .833 .361 .174 9.0
11 Yrs 5644 3771 796 5.7 98 .292 .266 .256 .358 .321 .433 .407 .791 .728 118 .587 144.9 14.1 .782 .325 .167 125.7
162 Game Avg. 684 457 96 5.7 98 .292 .266 .256 .358 .321 .433 .407 .791 .728 118 .587 18 2 .782 .325 .167 15
TBR (9 yrs) 4478 3006 626 5.6 97 .293 .264 .256 .354 .321 .429 .404 .783 .725 117 .580 106.7 10.4 .776 .323 .165 107.7
KCR (1 yr) 264 174 39 6.0 102 .299 .284 .260 .364 .324 .453 .420 .816 .744 120 .626 7.4 0.7 .779 .289 .168 3.1
CHC (1 yr) 631 410 93 6.1 103 .290 .272 .258 .386 .327 .446 .422 .831 .749 124 .617 22.1 2.1 .833 .361 .174 9.0
OAK (1 yr) 271 181 38 5.6 96 .277 .268 .253 .354 .315 .447 .408 .801 .722 122 .597 8.7 0.9 .775 .319 .179 1.7
AL (10 yrs) 5013 3361 703 5.6 97 .292 .265 .256 .355 .321 .431 .405 .786 .726 117 .583 122.8 11.9 .776 .321 .166 115.0
NL (1 yr) 631 410 93 6.1 103 .290 .272 .258 .386 .327 .446 .422 .831 .749 124 .617 22.1 2.1 .833 .361 .174 9.0

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
2008 27 TBR AL ALCS BOS W 3 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 27 TBR AL WS PHI L 4 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 29 TBR AL ALDS TEX L 5 22 20 2 6 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 6 .300 .364 .550 .914 11 0 0 0 0 0
2011 30 TBR AL ALDS TEX L 4 18 17 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .235 .278 .235 .513 4 0 1 0 0 0
2013 32 TBR AL ALWC CLE W 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 32 TBR AL ALDS BOS L 4 16 14 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 4 .143 .250 .357 .607 5 1 0 0 0 0
2015 34 KCR AL ALDS HOU W 5 22 18 2 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 .333 .381 .389 .770 7 1 0 1 1 0
2015 34 KCR AL ALCS TOR W 6 27 25 8 8 3 0 2 4 0 0 2 2 .320 .370 .680 1.050 17 1 0 0 0 0
2015 ❍ 34 KCR AL WS NYM W 5 26 23 5 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .261 .346 .435 .781 10 0 0 0 0 2
2016 35 CHC NL NLDS SFG W 4 16 16 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 .188 .188 .313 .500 5 0 0 0 0 0
2016 35 CHC NL NLCS LAD W 6 25 20 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 .150 .280 .200 .480 4 0 0 0 1 0
2016 ❍ MVP 35 CHC NL WS CLE W 7 31 28 5 10 2 1 0 2 0 0 3 4 .357 .419 .500 .919 14 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs (12 Series) 54 220 196 31 50 15 1 4 14 1 0 20 31 .255 .324 .403 .727 79 3 1 1 2 2
1 ALWC 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 4 16 16 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 .188 .188 .313 .500 5 0 0 0 0 0
4 ALDS 18 78 69 8 18 3 0 2 5 1 0 6 16 .261 .325 .391 .716 27 2 1 1 1 0
2 ALCS 9 32 29 8 8 3 0 2 4 0 0 3 2 .276 .344 .586 .930 17 1 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 6 25 20 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 .150 .280 .200 .480 4 0 0 0 1 0
3 WS 16 65 58 10 17 6 1 0 2 0 0 7 6 .293 .369 .431 .800 25 0 0 0 0 2

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
2009 TBR AL 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 TBR AL 32 DNP
2016 CHC NL 35 as 2B 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (2 GP) 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .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
2006 25 TBD AL 198 1.0% 13.1% 5.1% 5.1% 24% 2.60 7.0 91.5 10.2 0.97 1.20 80% 17% 2.9% 14%
2007 26 TBD AL 105 1.0% 20.0% 2.9% 2.9% 20% 7.00 4.6 97.0 10.8 0.79 0.85 73% 16% 2.9% 17%
2008 27 TBR AL 227 5.3% 16.3% 11.0% 10.6% 48% 1.48 5.4 16.5 6.6 0.77 1.02 67% 18% 14.5% 10%
2009 28 TBR AL 599 4.5% 17.4% 15.2% 10.4% 42% 1.14 4.8 18.6 5.5 0.70 0.92 62% 24% 12.7% 9%
2010 29 TBR AL 655 1.5% 16.3% 14.1% 6.1% 31% 1.16 5.1 54.1 7.2 0.77 0.95 67% 18% 4.7% 13%
2011 30 TBR AL 674 3.0% 19.0% 11.4% 10.7% 46% 1.66 4.6 29.4 6.5 0.84 1.28 66% 19% 9.0% 11%
2012 31 TBR AL 668 3.0% 15.4% 14.5% 9.9% 44% 1.06 5.4 28.0 7.6 0.79 1.09 66% 20% 9.1% 15%
2013 32 TBR AL 698 1.7% 13.0% 10.3% 7.3% 30% 1.26 6.7 51.0 8.6 0.78 0.91 74% 22% 4.8% 14%
2014 33 TBR AL 654 1.5% 12.8% 11.5% 7.2% 30% 1.12 6.8 57.0 11.0 0.98 1.14 74% 20% 4.6% 12%
2015 34 TOT AL 535 2.4% 10.5% 11.6% 9.7% 40% 0.90 8.3 35.9 8.3 0.99 1.15 75% 25% 7.3% 15%
2015 34 OAK AL 271 2.2% 9.6% 12.2% 10.3% 44% 0.79 9.0 39.2 7.1 0.99 1.22 76% 25% 6.8% 17%
2015 34 KCR AL 264 2.7% 11.4% 11.0% 9.1% 36% 1.03 7.7 33.1 10.1 0.99 1.09 75% 25% 7.9% 13%
2016 35 CHC NL 631 2.9% 13.0% 15.2% 8.2% 37% 0.85 6.4 29.1 6.9 0.93 1.29 68% 27% 8.7% 10%
11 Yrs 5644 2.6% 14.9% 12.4% 8.5% 37% 1.20 5.8 33.4 7.5 0.84 1.08 69% 21% 7.6% 12%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.9% 8.2% 7.7% 33% 2.30 4.7 34.0 8.1 0.81 1.09 69% 21% 7.8% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2006 25 TBD AL -14.5 -1.4 204 -1.5 2.6 -4.1 1.10 -1.2 -0.1 -11.1 -1.0 0.92 -12.0 1.57 2
2007 26 TBD AL -13.6 -1.3 111 -0.8 1.3 -2.1 .99 -1.0 0.2 -10.5 -1.0 0.96 -10.5 0.05 1
2008 27 TBR AL 5.3 0.5 232 0.9 4.9 -4.0 1.03 0.6 0.3 2.2 0.2 0.97 4.5 0.72 9
2009 28 TBR AL 38.7 3.6 633 4.1 13.9 -9.8 1.04 3.5 0.4 43.0 4.0 0.98 41.0 1.58 13
2010 29 TBR AL 2.5 0.2 699 -1.2 10.5 -11.7 1.03 0.4 -1.6 6.0 0.6 0.96 8.7 1.52 5
2011 30 TBR AL 27.4 2.7 710 1.2 12.4 -11.2 .94 1.9 -0.7 30.0 3.0 0.96 23.7 1.92 1
2012 31 TBR AL 33.1 3.2 699 2.2 13.2 -11.0 1.03 2.9 -0.8 25.1 2.5 0.92 29.1 0
2013 32 TBR AL 13.1 1.3 725 1.6 13.1 -11.5 .99 1.1 0.5 7.9 0.8 0.93 10.0 0.28 1
2014 33 TBR AL 14.8 1.5 680 0.8 11.3 -10.6 1.00 1.4 -0.6 7.9 0.8 0.93 16.6 2.52 2
2015 34 TOT AL 15.4 1.5 547 1.6 10.4 -8.8 .97 1.1 0.6 18.3 1.8 0.90 13.1 1.23 4
2015 34 OAK AL 7.7 0.8 275 0.6 5.1 -4.5 .98 0.4 0.3 10.7 1.1 0.92 4.2 1.23 4
2015 34 KCR AL 7.7 0.8 272 0.9 5.2 -4.3 .97 0.6 0.3 7.6 0.7 0.89 8.9 0
2016 35 CHC NL 22.1 2.1 655 1.4 12.0 -10.6 1.03 2.5 -1.1 22.1 2.2 1.00 28.2 0.70 3
11 Yrs 144.2 14.0 5895 10.3 105.6 -95.3 1.01 13.2 -2.9 141.0 13.9 0.95 152.6 1.27 41

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
2006 25 TBD AL 4 0 16% 72 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 2 28% 13 9 4 1 1 0 4 3 1
2007 26 TBD AL 3 0 35% 32 2 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 33% 4 2 2 4 3 0 1 0 1
2008 27 TBR AL 2 0 31% 74 3 0 100% 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 2 4 44% 6 3 3 5 3 1 7 3 4
2009 28 TBR AL 4 0 30% 243 17 6 74% 16 4 1 2 0 0 3 1 3 2 0 0 1 21 47% 22 14 8 9 5 4 18 6 11
2010 29 TBR AL 7 0 31% 263 24 3 89% 22 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 1 1 0 1 24 44% 37 22 15 13 6 7 14 8 6
2011 30 TBR AL 5 0 36% 273 19 6 76% 16 6 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 17 46% 33 24 9 14 4 10 18 7 11
2012 31 TBR AL 6 0 29% 293 14 9 61% 13 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 10 2 2 2 4 17 38% 35 25 10 12 8 4 21 7 12
2013 32 TBR AL 4 0 28% 292 11 3 79% 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 27 41% 35 22 13 12 7 5 26 13 12
2014 33 TBR AL 5 0 33% 304 10 5 67% 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 2 1 17 55% 37 20 17 10 6 4 22 3 17
2015 34 TOT AL 4 0 35% 213 3 4 43% 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 2 1 2 8 49% 25 14 10 13 7 5 19 6 13
2015 34 OAK AL 2 0 37% 109 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 5 45% 7 3 3 7 4 2 6 2 4
2015 34 KCR AL 2 0 34% 104 2 3 40% 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 1 3 51% 18 11 7 6 3 3 13 4 9
2016 35 CHC NL 6 0 34% 289 6 4 60% 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 21 50% 38 23 15 10 5 5 16 4 12
11 Yrs 50 0 32% 2348 111 43 72% 100 39 10 4 1 0 9 2 41 8 10 7 16 163 45% 285 178 106 103 55 45 166 60 100

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
2006 25 TBD AL 198 100% 41 6 2 2 0 0 0 1.57 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 4 2 50% 30 2 7% 21 12 57% 111 16 14% 7 6 86% 5 1 20% 0
2007 26 TBD AL 105 100% 15 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.05 1 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 4 2 50% 18 1 6% 17 6 35% 63 8 13% 8 5 63% 4 1 25% 0
2008 27 TBR AL 227 99% 50 4 0 9 0 0 0 0.72 12 2 7 9 3 4 8 0 0 0 49 4 8% 26 5 19% 146 18 12% 17 8 47% 11 6 55% 0
2009 28 TBR AL 599 100% 149 17 1 13 4 3 4 1.58 27 2 17 18 9 18 9 0 1 1 100% 122 7 6% 53 17 32% 409 65 16% 32 17 53% 28 19 68% 0
2010 29 TBR AL 655 98% 129 21 7 5 1 0 0 1.52 10 0 16 7 3 3 7 0 12 7 58% 120 10 8% 63 27 43% 421 66 16% 45 26 58% 32 15 47% 0
2011 30 TBR AL 674 99% 158 14 5 1 0 0 0 1.92 20 1 14 13 7 9 11 1 4 2 50% 123 9 7% 64 23 36% 393 74 19% 39 23 59% 24 13 54% 0
2012 31 TBR AL 668 100% 151 19 2 0 0 0 0 20 0 12 16 4 8 12 0 4 2 50% 120 13 11% 55 17 31% 347 55 16% 33 17 52% 24 10 42% 0
2013 32 TBR AL 698 98% 168 22 2 1 1 0 0 0.28 12 0 9 11 1 7 5 0 4 1 25% 138 18 13% 60 22 37% 410 59 14% 37 22 59% 30 20 67% 0
2014 33 TBR AL 654 99% 155 22 3 2 0 0 0 2.52 10 0 15 7 3 4 6 0 5 2 40% 110 8 7% 51 22 43% 343 43 13% 29 14 48% 20 13 65% 0
2015 34 TOT AL 535 99% 129 18 1 4 0 0 0 1.23 13 1 9 10 3 5 8 0 2 0 0% 94 8 9% 39 10 26% 286 44 15% 32 16 50% 16 11 69% 0
2015 34 OAK AL 271 99% 63 10 0 4 0 0 0 1.23 6 1 6 6 0 2 4 0 1 0 0% 60 5 8% 24 8 33% 161 28 17% 21 11 52% 12 8 67% 0
2015 34 KCR AL 264 100% 66 8 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 3 4 3 3 4 0 1 0 0% 34 3 9% 15 2 13% 125 16 13% 11 5 45% 4 3 75% 0
2016 35 CHC NL 631 100% 142 13 4 3 0 0 0 0.70 18 0 16 14 4 5 13 0 6 4 67% 128 17 13% 53 20 38% 433 59 14% 45 21 47% 27 15 56% 0
11 Yrs 5644 99% 1287 158 28 41 6 3 4 1.27 145 6 122 108 37 65 80 1 46 23 50% 1052 97 9% 502 181 36% 3362 507 15% 324 175 54% 221 124 56% 0
MLB Averages 54% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

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
2006 25 TBD AL 199 731 3.67 468 64.4% 31.0% 11.8% 22.6% 34.6% 69.0% 1.5% 44.4% 83.0% 21.1% 3.5% 7 0 13.6% 27 7 9.0% 18 13 9 17 34.6% 0 0 0
2007 26 TBD AL 106 387 3.65 266 68.7% 32.3% 10.9% 26.7% 30.1% 67.7% 0.0% 46.5% 83.9% 27.4% 5.7% 6 1 12.3% 13 4 7.5% 8 6 10 11 47.6% 0 0 0
2008 27 TBR AL 228 858 3.76 510 59.6% 31.8% 11.0% 25.3% 32.0% 68.2% 0.9% 40.7% 83.9% 26.3% 8.8% 20 0 21.1% 48 15 11.4% 26 14 10 27 27.0% 0 0 0
2009 28 TBR AL 603 2432 4.03 1383 57.2% 34.1% 12.2% 24.6% 29.1% 65.9% 1.2% 37.7% 81.4% 26.4% 7.6% 46 0 21.7% 131 34 12.8% 77 29 42 62 40.4% 0 0 0
2010 29 TBR AL 658 2693 4.09 1610 59.9% 36.6% 10.4% 24.8% 28.1% 63.4% 0.4% 38.0% 83.5% 22.0% 6.5% 43 0 17.0% 112 21 14.1% 93 42 33 74 30.8% 0 0 0
2011 30 TBR AL 677 2710 4.00 1639 60.5% 33.1% 12.4% 26.0% 28.5% 66.9% 0.1% 40.5% 81.5% 24.2% 6.4% 43 1 17.0% 115 16 12.6% 85 34 34 94 26.6% 0 0 0
2012 31 TBR AL 670 2724 4.07 1562 57.9% 35.7% 11.1% 23.5% 29.8% 64.3% 2.1% 37.2% 82.8% 22.5% 9.6% 64 3 19.9% 133 20 14.0% 94 40 33 70 32.0% 0 0 0
2013 32 TBR AL 701 2550 3.64 1530 60.3% 33.5% 9.7% 22.3% 34.5% 66.5% 1.4% 40.1% 85.4% 27.1% 7.3% 51 2 16.8% 118 27 10.4% 73 32 27 64 29.7% 0 0 0
2014 33 TBR AL 656 2563 3.91 1549 60.7% 36.5% 8.8% 22.8% 31.9% 63.5% 1.3% 38.6% 86.1% 21.2% 7.0% 46 2 18.8% 123 36 12.5% 82 37 30 54 35.7% 0 0 0
2015 34 TOT AL 536 2157 4.02 1277 59.5% 37.9% 7.8% 21.7% 32.6% 62.1% 1.0% 36.9% 87.4% 16.8% 6.2% 33 0 18.8% 101 27 12.5% 67 28 11 45 19.6% 0 0 0
2015 34 OAK AL 271 1106 4.08 637 57.9% 39.7% 6.6% 20.4% 33.3% 60.3% 1.1% 34.9% 89.1% 14.0% 6.3% 17 0 21.4% 58 19 14.8% 40 15 7 19 26.9% 0 0 0
2015 34 KCR AL 265 1051 3.97 640 61.1% 36.1% 9.1% 23.0% 31.9% 63.9% 1.0% 39.1% 85.8% 19.6% 6.0% 16 0 16.2% 43 8 10.2% 27 13 4 26 13.3% 0 0 0
2016 35 CHC NL 639 2655 4.15 1539 58.5% 38.8% 7.9% 24.2% 29.2% 61.2% 2.0% 35.8% 87.2% 16.3% 8.5% 54 2 18.5% 118 18 13.9% 89 35 30 52 36.6% 0 0 0
11 Yrs 5673 22460 3.96 13333 59.6% 35.3% 10.2% 23.9% 30.6% 64.7% 1.2% 38.6% 84.2% 22.4% 7.3% 413 11 18.3% 1039 225 12.6% 712 310 269 570 32.1% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.81 63.5% 27.4% 15.5% 27.2% 29.8% 72.6% 1.5% 46.1% 78.6% 27.3% 4.8% 14.2% 8.6% 24.4%

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
2006 25 52 198 183 10 41 6 2 2 18 2 3 10 26 .224 .260 .311 .572 48 57 2 0 2 3 1
2007 26 83 303 280 18 56 8 2 3 27 4 3 13 47 .200 .234 .275 .509 33 77 3 1 4 5 1
2008 27 145 530 478 50 106 18 4 15 57 7 3 38 84 .222 .279 .370 .650 69 177 7 3 4 7 2
2009 28 297 1129 979 141 255 46 11 42 148 24 9 129 188 .260 .346 .459 .805 111 449 14 5 5 11 6
2010 29 448 1784 1520 218 384 74 13 52 223 48 12 221 295 .253 .346 .421 .767 106 640 24 8 12 23 7
2011 30 604 2458 2108 317 542 120 19 72 314 67 18 298 423 .257 .348 .435 .782 113 916 33 10 14 28 8
2012 31 761 3126 2668 405 693 159 26 92 388 81 27 395 526 .260 .354 .442 .796 118 1180 46 13 16 34 15
2013 32 918 3824 3280 482 861 195 29 104 459 92 30 467 617 .263 .354 .435 .789 117 1426 64 20 17 40 19
2014 33 1064 4478 3850 565 1016 229 32 114 511 102 35 542 701 .264 .354 .429 .783 117 1651 72 21 19 46 23
2015 34 1190 5013 4317 641 1145 265 35 127 567 105 39 604 757 .265 .355 .431 .786 117 1861 80 22 19 51 26
2016 35 1337 5644 4840 735 1287 296 38 145 643 111 43 700 839 .266 .358 .433 .791 118 2094 97 26 23 55 32

Neutralized Batting

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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
2006 25 52 196 181 9 39 6 2 2 17 2 10 26 .215 .253 .304 .556 14 52
2007 26 31 104 96 7 14 2 0 1 7 2 3 21 .146 .176 .198 .374 3 31
2008 27 62 225 197 30 49 10 2 12 29 3 24 37 .249 .333 .503 .836 32 62
2009 28 152 593 497 87 145 27 7 26 87 17 89 104 .292 .399 .531 .930 106 152
2010 29 151 664 546 82 134 29 2 10 80 25 96 107 .245 .355 .361 .715 71 151
2011 30 156 687 597 109 167 49 6 21 100 20 81 128 .280 .365 .487 .852 107 156
2012 31 157 679 567 94 158 41 7 21 79 15 101 103 .279 .387 .487 .874 107 157
2013 32 157 709 620 83 176 38 3 13 76 12 75 91 .284 .364 .418 .782 93 157
2014 33 146 670 581 93 166 36 3 11 58 11 80 84 .286 .370 .415 .785 90 146
2015 34 126 538 469 78 131 37 3 13 58 3 63 56 .279 .362 .454 .817 78 126
2016 35 147 628 521 92 140 31 3 18 75 6 95 82 .269 .383 .443 .826 88 147
11 Yrs 1337 5693 4872 764 1319 306 38 148 666 116 717 839 .271 .364 .440 .804 789 1337
162 Game Avg. 162 690 590 93 160 37 5 18 81 14 87 102 .271 .364 .440 .804 96 1337



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 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

Awards (yr lg award)
2016 WS MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2009 AL (8, 9%)
2011 AL (16, 2%)
2012 AL (18, 2%)
0.13 Career Shares (891st)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2008 Sep 28th AL Player of the Week
2011 May 1st AL Player of the Week
2016 May 8th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2009 AL  8.6 (2nd)
2011 AL  8.7 (1st)
2012 AL  5.7 (10th)
Active  42.3 (31st)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2009 AL  8.6 (1st)
2011 AL  8.7 (1st)
2012 AL  5.7 (6th)
Active  42.3 (24th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2009 AL  6.1 (3rd)
2011 AL  5.7 (7th)
2012 AL  5.4 (7th)
Active  35.9 (28th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2009 AL  2.6 (4th)
2011 AL  3.3 (2nd)
Active  7.3 (37th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2009 AL  .405 (4th)
2012 AL  .377 (9th)
2016 NL  .386 (8th)
Active  .358 (31st)

Slugging % s c a p y
2009 AL  .543 (7th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2009 AL  .948 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2013 AL  698 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
Active  735 (44th)

Doubles s c a p y
2011 AL  46 (3rd)
2012 AL  39 (8th)
2015 AL  36 (10th)
Active  296 (42nd)

Triples s c a p y
2009 AL  7 (10th)
2012 AL  7 (6th)
Active  38 (31st)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2009 AL  91 (6th)
2010 AL  92 (4th)
2012 AL  97 (2nd)
2014 AL  75 (7th)
2016 NL  96 (5th)
Active  700 (19th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2009 AL  149 (2nd)
Active  118 (46th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2009 AL  117 (8th)
Active  796 (45th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2009 AL  39 (3rd)
2012 AL  33 (9th)
Active  145 (36th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2009 AL  3.6 (3rd)
2012 AL  3.2 (9th)
Active  14.1 (36th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2011 AL  72 (6th)
2012 AL  66 (10th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2012 AL  251 (10th)
2013 AL  247 (10th)
Active  2,013 (39th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2009 AL  .718 (3rd)
Active  .587 (47th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2010 AL  12 (1st)
Active  55 (20th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2012 AL  9 (4th)
Active  43 (43rd)

SB % s c a p y
2010 AL  88.89 (3rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2009 AL  20.9 (7th)
2011 AL  19.5 (9th)
Active  125.7 (35th)

AB per SO s c a p y
2015 AL  8.3 (6th)
Active  5.8 (49th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2009 AL  43.04 (4th)
Active  140.97 (48th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2009 AL  4.1 (2nd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2009 AL  3.5 (5th)
Active  13.2 (46th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2009 AL  4.0 (3rd)
Active  13.9 (45th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 (·)

Gray InkBatting - 21 (1030), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 20 (858), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 22 (650), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (26th), 42.3 career WAR/41.2 7yr-peak WAR/41.8 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 20) = 69.3 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/56.9 JAWS

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