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Lance Berkman    \BURK-man\

William Lance Berkman (Big Puma or Fat Elvis)

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: February 10, 1976 in Waco, Texas, United States
High School: Canyon HS (New Braunfels, TX)
School: Rice University (Houston, TX)

Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (16th) of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft from Rice University (Houston, TX).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-1998: Rated #64 Prospect
Pre-1999: Rated #13 Prospect
Pre-2000: Rated #37 Prospect

Major League Stats


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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1997 21 -1.6 Kissimmee FLOR A+ HOU 53 223 184 31 54 10 0 12 35 2 1 37 38 .293 .417 .543 .961 100 2 2 0 0 4
1998 22 -2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA HOU 139 590 484 96 146 38 0 30 102 6 4 97 98 .302 .422 .566 .988 274 15 6 0 3 11
1998 22 -2.1 Jackson TL AA HOU 122 517 425 82 130 34 0 24 89 6 4 85 82 .306 .424 .555 .979 236 14 4 0 3 10
1998 22 -4.9 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 17 73 59 14 16 4 0 6 13 0 0 12 16 .271 .411 .644 1.055 38 1 2 0 0 1
1999 23 -4.0 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 64 267 226 42 73 20 0 8 49 7 1 39 47 .323 .419 .518 .937 117 10 0 0 2 1
1999 23 -5.9 HOU NL MLB HOU 34 106 93 10 22 2 0 4 15 5 1 12 21 .237 .321 .387 .708 36 2 0 0 1 0
2000 24 -3.1 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 31 144 112 18 37 4 2 6 27 4 4 31 20 .330 .479 .563 1.042 63 7 1 0 0 2
2000 24 -5.1 HOU NL MLB HOU 114 417 353 76 105 28 1 21 67 6 2 56 73 .297 .388 .561 .949 198 6 1 0 7 1
2001 25 -4.3 HOU NL MLB HOU 156 688 577 110 191 55 5 34 126 7 9 92 121 .331 .430 .620 1.051 358 8 13 0 6 5
2002 26 -3.5 HOU NL MLB HOU 158 692 578 106 169 35 2 42 128 8 4 107 118 .292 .405 .578 .982 334 10 4 0 3 20
2003 27 -2.5 HOU NL MLB HOU 153 658 538 110 155 35 6 25 93 5 3 107 108 .288 .412 .515 .927 277 10 9 1 3 13
2004 28 -1.4 HOU NL MLB HOU 160 687 544 104 172 40 3 30 106 9 7 127 101 .316 .450 .566 1.016 308 10 10 0 6 14
2005 29 1.7 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 4 17 14 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 .286 .412 .357 .769 5 0 0 0 0 1
2005 29 -0.4 HOU NL MLB HOU 132 565 468 76 137 34 1 24 82 4 1 91 72 .293 .411 .524 .934 245 18 4 0 2 12
2006 30 0.8 HOU NL MLB HOU 152 646 536 95 169 29 0 45 136 3 2 98 106 .315 .420 .621 1.041 333 11 4 0 8 22
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2007 31 2.0 HOU NL MLB HOU 153 668 561 95 156 24 2 34 102 7 3 94 125 .278 .386 .510 .896 286 11 8 0 5 11
2008 32 3.3 HOU NL MLB HOU 159 665 554 114 173 46 4 29 106 18 4 99 108 .312 .420 .567 .986 314 13 7 0 5 18
2009 33 4.3 HOU NL MLB HOU 136 562 460 73 126 31 1 25 80 7 4 97 98 .274 .399 .509 .907 234 13 1 0 4 14
2010 34 8.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA NYY-HOU 4 16 14 4 5 2 0 1 3 0 0 1 5 .357 .375 .714 1.089 10 0 0 0 1 0
2010 34 5.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB HOU-NYY 122 481 404 48 100 23 1 14 58 3 2 77 85 .248 .368 .413 .781 167 18 0 0 0 7
2010 34 9.7 Trenton EL AA NYY 2 9 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .333 .250 .583 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 34 7.0 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 2 7 6 3 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 .500 .429 1.333 1.762 8 0 0 0 1 0
2010 34 5.2 HOU NL MLB HOU 85 358 298 39 73 16 1 13 49 3 2 60 70 .245 .372 .436 .808 130 12 0 0 0 4
2010 34 5.0 NYY AL MLB NYY 37 123 106 9 27 7 0 1 9 0 0 17 15 .255 .358 .349 .707 37 6 0 0 0 3
2011 35 6.2 STL NL MLB STL 145 587 488 90 147 23 2 31 94 2 6 92 93 .301 .412 .547 .959 267 7 3 0 4 17
2012 36 9.2 Memphis PCL AAA STL 6 20 17 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 .235 .350 .294 .644 5 1 0 0 0 0
2012 36 7.6 STL NL MLB STL 32 97 81 12 21 7 1 2 7 2 0 14 19 .259 .381 .444 .826 36 3 2 0 0 3
2013 37 11.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TEX 4 14 11 3 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 2 .364 .500 .636 1.136 7 0 0 0 0 0
2013 37 13.0 Frisco TL AA TEX 2 7 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 .250 .571 .250 .821 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 37 10.1 Round Rock PCL AAA TEX 2 7 7 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 .429 .429 .857 1.286 6 0 0 0 0 0
2013 37 8.3 TEX AL MLB TEX 73 294 256 27 62 10 1 6 34 0 0 38 52 .242 .340 .359 .700 92 7 0 0 0 3
MLB (15 seasons) MLB 1879 7813 6491 1146 1905 422 30 366 1234 86 48 1201 1300 .293 .406 .537 .943 3485 147 66 1 54 160
Minors (8 seasons) Minors 305 1291 1062 197 327 76 2 58 221 19 10 214 217 .308 .426 .547 .973 581 35 9 0 6 19
All Levels (17 Seasons) 2184 9104 7553 1343 2232 498 32 424 1455 105 58 1415 1517 .296 .409 .538 .947 4066 182 75 1 60 179
AA (3 seasons) Minors 126 533 437 85 133 34 0 24 90 6 4 89 86 .304 .424 .547 .971 239 14 4 0 3 10
AAA (7 seasons) Minors 126 535 441 81 140 32 2 22 96 11 5 88 93 .317 .432 .549 .981 242 19 3 0 3 5

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1997 21 Kissimmee FLOR A+ HOU LF 44
1997 21 Kissimmee FLOR A+ HOU OF 44 72 70 2 0 1 1.000 1.64
1998 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA HOU OF 135 226 213 9 4 4 .982 1.64
1998 22 Jackson TL AA HOU OF 118 196 183 9 4 4 .980 1.63
1998 22 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU LF 17
1998 22 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU OF 17 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 1.76
1999 23 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 1B 4 30 29 1 0 1 1.000 7.50
1999 23 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU LF 56
1999 23 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU OF 56 115 106 5 4 1 .965 1.98
1999 23 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 9.00 1.00
1999 23 HOU NL MLB HOU LF 22
1999 23 HOU NL MLB HOU OF 27 204.0 44 42 0 2 0 .955 1.85 1.56
1999 23 HOU NL MLB HOU RF 8
2000 24 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 1B 9 61 55 5 1 6 .984 6.67
2000 24 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU LF 26
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2000 24 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU OF 27 51 48 2 1 0 .980 1.85
2000 24 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU RF 1
2000 24 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 2 5.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 5.40 1.50
2000 24 HOU NL MLB HOU LF 40
2000 24 HOU NL MLB HOU OF 96 775.0 185 173 6 6 0 .968 2.08 1.86
2000 24 HOU NL MLB HOU RF 63
2001 25 HOU NL MLB HOU CF 40
2001 25 HOU NL MLB HOU LF 128
2001 25 HOU NL MLB HOU OF 155 1368.0 318 306 6 6 1 .981 2.05 2.01
2001 25 HOU NL MLB HOU RF 7
2002 26 HOU NL MLB HOU CF 122
2002 26 HOU NL MLB HOU LF 76
2002 26 HOU NL MLB HOU OF 156 1364.0 306 293 6 7 1 .977 1.97 1.92
2002 26 HOU NL MLB HOU RF 12
2003 27 HOU NL MLB HOU CF 1
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2003 27 HOU NL MLB HOU LF 153
2003 27 HOU NL MLB HOU OF 153 1350.0 267 254 10 3 0 .989 1.76 1.73
2004 28 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 4 4.0 6 5 1 0 2 1.000 13.50 1.50
2004 28 HOU NL MLB HOU CF 2
2004 28 HOU NL MLB HOU LF 70
2004 28 HOU NL MLB HOU OF 160 1398.0 256 243 11 2 1 .992 1.64 1.59
2004 28 HOU NL MLB HOU RF 90
2005 29 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU LF 4 4 33.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 1.09 1.00
2005 29 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 96 738.0 826 772 49 5 77 .994 10.01 8.55
2005 29 HOU NL MLB HOU LF 39
2005 29 HOU NL MLB HOU OF 49 363.0 71 66 2 3 1 .958 1.69 1.39
2005 29 HOU NL MLB HOU RF 11
2006 30 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 112 923.0 1041 964 71 6 96 .994 10.09 9.24
2006 30 HOU NL MLB HOU LF 5
2006 30 HOU NL MLB HOU OF 44 331.0 67 61 3 3 2 .955 1.74 1.45
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2006 30 HOU NL MLB HOU RF 42
2007 31 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 126 1066.0 1128 1015 103 10 86 .991 9.44 8.87
2007 31 HOU NL MLB HOU CF 1
2007 31 HOU NL MLB HOU OF 31 231.0 52 49 1 2 1 .962 1.95 1.61
2007 31 HOU NL MLB HOU RF 31
2008 32 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 152 1307.0 1377 1240 132 5 122 .996 9.45 9.03
2009 33 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 131 1141.0 1229 1107 116 6 122 .995 9.65 9.34
2010 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB HOU-NYY 1B 93 799.0 826 750 74 2 68 .998 9.28 8.86
2010 34 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 1B 2 2 11.0 12 9 2 1 0 .917 9.00 5.50
2010 34 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 85 739.0 769 696 72 1 60 .999 9.35 9.04
2010 34 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 8 60.0 57 54 2 1 8 .982 8.40 7.00
2011 35 STL NL MLB STL 1B 21 145.0 170 154 14 2 18 .988 10.43 8.00
2011 35 STL NL MLB STL LF 16
2011 35 STL NL MLB STL OF 126 996.0 202 194 4 4 2 .980 1.79 1.57
2011 35 STL NL MLB STL RF 110
2012 36 Memphis PCL AAA STL 1B 5 5 29.0 32 25 6 1 5 .969 9.62 6.20
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2012 36 STL NL MLB STL 1B 23 173.0 187 170 13 4 22 .979 9.52 7.96
2013 37 TEX AL MLB TEX 1B 4 42.0 45 38 6 1 3 .978 9.43 11.00
MLB (12 seasons) MLB 1B 765 6344.0 6839 6218 580 41 617 .994 9.64 8.89
MLB (5 seasons) MLB CF 166
MLB (9 seasons) MLB LF 549
MLB (10 seasons) MLB OF 997 8380.0 1768 1681 49 38 9 .979 1.86 1.74
MLB (9 seasons) MLB RF 374
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 1B 20 7 40.0 135 118 14 3 12 .978 9.45 6.60
Minors (5 seasons) Minors LF 147 4 33.0 4 3 1 0 0
Minors (4 seasons) Minors OF 262 464 437 18 9 6 .981 1.74
All Levels (12 Seasons) 1B 785 7 6384.0 6974 6336 594 44 629 .994 9.64 8.83
All Levels (5 Seasons) CF 166
All Levels (11 Seasons) LF 696 4 33.0 4 3 1 0 0
All Levels (12 Seasons) OF 1259 8380.0 2232 2118 67 47 15 .979 1.86 1.74
All Levels (9 Seasons) RF 375
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1997 21 Kissimmee Cobras Florida State League A+
1998 22 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League AAA
1998 22 Jackson Generals Texas League AA
1999 23 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League AAA
1999 23 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 1999-07-16 1999-09-25
2000 24 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League AAA
2000 24 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2000-04-30 2000-10-01
2001 25 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2001-04-03 2001-10-07
2002 26 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2002-04-02 2002-09-29
2003 27 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2003-04-01 2003-09-28
2004 28 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2004-04-05 2004-10-03
2005 29 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA 2005-04-30 2005-05-04
2005 29 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2005-05-06 2005-10-02
2006 30 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2006-04-03 2006-10-01
2007 31 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2007-04-02 2007-09-30
2008 32 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2008-03-31 2008-09-28
2009 33 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2009-04-06 2009-10-04
2010 34 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA 2010-04-17 2010-04-18
2010 34 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2010-04-20 2010-07-28
2010 34 New York Yankees American League MLB 2 2010-07-31 2010-10-02
2010 34 Trenton Thunder Eastern League AA 2010-08-30 2010-08-31
2011 35 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 2011-03-31 2011-09-28
2012 36 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 2012-04-04 2012-10-03
2012 36 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA 2012-08-24 2012-08-30
2013 37 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 2013-03-31 2013-09-17
2013 37 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA 2013-08-10 2013-08-11
2013 37 Frisco RoughRiders Texas League AA 2013-08-13 2013-08-14

Sabr ID: b88c6190

About the Minor League Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.