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Kevin Elster

Kevin Daniel Elster

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: August 3, 1964 in San Pedro, California, United States
High School: Marina HS (Huntington Beach, CA)
School: Golden West College (Huntington Beach, CA)

Drafted by the New York Mets in the 2nd round of the 1984 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase from Golden West College (Huntington Beach, CA).

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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
1984 19 -1.8 Little Falls NYPL A- NYM 71 298 257 35 66 7 3 3 35 13 2 35 41 .257 .342 .342 .685 88 1 0 5 1
1985 20 -2.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA NYM 118 495 438 71 121 22 0 9 48 10 5 52 48 .276 .358 .388 .746 170 4 0 1 3
1985 20 -2.1 Lynchburg CARL A NYM 59 260 224 41 66 9 0 7 26 8 2 33 21 .295 .388 .429 .817 96 2 0 1 2
1985 20 -3.4 Jackson TL AA NYM 59 235 214 30 55 13 0 2 22 2 3 19 27 .257 .323 .346 .669 74 2 0 0 1
1986 21 -3.0 Jackson TL AA NYM 127 512 435 69 117 19 3 2 52 7 8 61 46 .269 .358 .340 .698 148 4 4 8 3
1986 21 -7.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 19 33 30 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 .167 .242 .200 .442 6 0 0 0 0 1
1987 22 -3.5 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 134 591 549 83 170 33 7 8 74 7 3 35 62 .310 .350 .439 .789 241 1 3 3 4
1987 22 -6.2 NYM NL MLB NYM 5 10 10 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .600 1.000 6 1 0 0 0 0
1988 23 -5.1 NYM NL MLB NYM 149 450 406 41 87 11 1 9 37 2 0 35 47 .214 .282 .313 .594 127 5 3 6 0 12
1989 24 -4.4 NYM NL MLB NYM 151 508 458 52 106 25 2 10 55 4 3 34 77 .231 .283 .360 .643 165 13 2 6 8 11
1990 25 -3.3 NYM NL MLB NYM 92 352 314 36 65 20 1 9 45 2 0 30 54 .207 .274 .363 .637 114 4 1 1 6 2
1991 26 -2.4 NYM NL MLB NYM 115 394 348 33 84 16 2 6 36 2 3 40 53 .241 .318 .351 .669 122 4 1 1 4 6
1992 27 -1.2 NYM NL MLB NYM 6 18 18 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .222 .222 .222 .444 4 1 0 0 0 0
1993 28 4.3 San Antonio TL AA LAD 10 43 39 5 11 2 1 0 7 0 0 4 4 .282 .349 .385 .733 15 0 0 0 0 0
1994 29 5.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ NYY 44 172 146 21 35 8 0 2 23 2 0 23 18 .240 .337 .336 .673 49 3 0 0 3 0
1994 29 6.6 Tampa FLOR A+ NYY 3 13 11 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 .182 .308 .273 .580 3 0 0 0 0 0
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
1994 29 4.9 Albany-Colonie EL AA NYY 41 159 135 19 33 7 0 2 21 2 0 21 16 .244 .340 .341 .680 46 3 0 0 3 0
1994 29 -0.1 NYY AL MLB NYY 7 22 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .048 .000 .048 0 0 0 1 0 0
1995 30 3.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA KCR-PHI 16 67 59 7 15 7 0 0 8 0 0 7 11 .254 .328 .373 .701 22 1 0 0 1 0
1995 30 1.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB PHI-NYY 36 83 70 11 13 5 1 1 9 0 0 8 19 .186 .272 .329 .600 23 1 1 2 2 1
1995 30 2.9 Omaha AA AAA KCR 11 48 42 5 10 4 0 0 6 0 0 5 8 .238 .313 .333 .646 14 0 0 0 1 0
1995 30 3.6 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI 5 19 17 2 5 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 .294 .368 .471 .839 8 1 0 0 0 0
1995 30 1.0 NYY AL MLB NYY 10 18 17 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .118 .167 .176 .343 3 0 0 0 0 0
1995 30 1.8 PHI NL MLB PHI 26 65 53 10 11 4 1 1 9 0 0 7 14 .208 .302 .377 .679 20 1 1 2 2 1
1996 31 2.1 TEX AL MLB TEX 157 596 515 79 130 32 2 24 99 4 1 52 138 .252 .317 .462 .779 238 8 2 16 11 1
1997 32 3.3 PIT NL MLB PIT 39 164 138 14 31 6 2 7 25 0 2 21 39 .225 .327 .449 .776 62 1 1 2 2 0
1998 33 3.7 TEX AL MLB TEX 84 336 297 33 69 10 1 8 37 0 2 33 66 .232 .311 .354 .665 105 7 2 2 2 0
2000 35 5.9 LAD NL MLB LAD 80 259 220 29 50 8 0 14 32 0 0 38 52 .227 .341 .455 .796 100 0 0 1 0 5
MLB (13 seasons) MLB 940 3225 2844 332 648 136 12 88 376 14 11 295 562 .228 .300 .377 .677 1072 45 13 38 35 39
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 520 2178 1923 291 535 98 14 24 247 39 18 217 230 .278 .351 .381 .732 733 4 10 7 21 11
All Levels (16 Seasons) 1460 5403 4767 623 1183 234 26 112 623 53 29 512 792 .248 .321 .379 .699 1805 49 23 45 56 50
AA (4 seasons) Minors 237 949 823 123 216 41 4 6 102 11 11 105 93 .262 .346 .344 .690 283 3 6 4 11 4
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 150 658 608 90 185 40 7 8 82 7 3 42 73 .304 .348 .433 .781 263 1 1 3 4 4
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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
1984 19 Little Falls NYPL A- NYM SS 71 358 128 214 16 45 .955 4.82
1985 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A NYM SS 118 630 189 415 26 73 .959 5.12
1985 20 Lynchburg CARL A NYM SS 59 293 82 195 16 37 .945 4.69
1985 20 Jackson TL AA NYM SS 59 337 107 220 10 36 .970 5.54
1986 21 Jackson TL AA NYM SS 123 589 196 365 28 83 .952 4.56
1986 21 NYM NL MLB NYM SS 19 91.0 53 16 35 2 6 .962 5.04 2.68
1987 22 Tidewater IL AAA NYM SS 133 659 219 419 21 74 .968 4.80
1987 22 NYM NL MLB NYM SS 3 18.0 11 4 6 1 0 .909 5.00 3.33
1988 23 NYM NL MLB NYM SS 148 1101.0 554 196 345 13 61 .977 4.42 3.66
1989 24 NYM NL MLB NYM SS 150 1207.0 624 235 374 15 63 .976 4.54 4.06
1990 25 NYM NL MLB NYM SS 92 796.0 427 159 251 17 42 .960 4.64 4.46
1991 26 NYM NL MLB NYM SS 107 865.0 462 149 299 14 39 .970 4.66 4.19
1992 27 NYM NL MLB NYM SS 5 40.0 18 8 10 0 3 1.000 4.05 3.60
1993 28 San Antonio TL AA LAD SS 10 49 14 31 4 3 .918 4.50
1994 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA NYY 2B 4 11 4 7 0 3 1.000 2.75
1994 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ NYY 3B 4 11 2 8 1 0 .909 2.50
1994 29 Tampa FLOR A+ NYY 2B 2 6 3 3 0 2 1.000 3.00
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
1994 29 Tampa FLOR A+ NYY 3B 1 6 1 4 1 0 .833 5.00
1994 29 Albany-Colonie EL AA NYY 2B 2 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 2.50
1994 29 Albany-Colonie EL AA NYY 3B 3 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.67
1994 29 Albany-Colonie EL AA NYY SS 37 173 62 104 7 27 .960 4.49
1994 29 NYY AL MLB NYY SS 7 59.0 32 5 27 0 7 1.000 4.88 4.57
1995 30 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA KCR-PHI SS 16 71 28 42 1 16 .986 4.38
1995 30 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB PHI-NYY SS 29 165.0 79 28 50 1 13 .987 4.25 2.69
1995 30 Omaha AA AAA KCR SS 11 52 22 30 0 12 1.000 4.73
1995 30 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI SS 5 19 6 12 1 4 .947 3.60
1995 30 NYY AL MLB NYY 2B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1995 30 NYY AL MLB NYY SS 10 47.0 24 10 14 0 2 1.000 4.60 2.40
1995 30 PHI NL MLB PHI 1B 4 17.0 17 17 0 0 1 1.000 9.00 4.25
1995 30 PHI NL MLB PHI 3B 2 12.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 2.00
1995 30 PHI NL MLB PHI SS 19 118.0 55 18 36 1 11 .982 4.12 2.84
1996 31 TEX AL MLB TEX SS 157 1355.0 740 285 441 14 103 .981 4.82 4.62
1997 32 PIT NL MLB PIT SS 39 336.0 178 54 123 1 22 .994 4.74 4.54
1998 33 TEX AL MLB TEX SS 84 735.0 373 107 257 9 49 .976 4.46 4.33
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 35 LAD NL MLB LAD 1B 1 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0.00
2000 35 LAD NL MLB LAD 3B 8 65.0 24 6 16 2 0 .917 3.05 2.75
2000 35 LAD NL MLB LAD SS 55 456.0 204 60 133 11 25 .946 3.81 3.51
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 1B 5 18.0 18 17 0 1 1 .944 8.50 3.40
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 3B 10 77.0 28 8 18 2 0 .929 3.04 2.60
MLB (13 seasons) MLB SS 895 7224.0 3755 1306 2351 98 433 .974 4.56 4.09
Minors (1 season) Minors 2B 4 11 4 7 0 3 1.000 2.75
Minors (1 season) Minors 3B 4 11 2 8 1 0 .909 2.50
Minors (7 seasons) Minors SS 508 2529 836 1590 103 321 .959 4.78
All Levels (2 Seasons) 1B 5 18.0 18 17 0 1 1 .944 8.50 3.40
All Levels (2 Seasons) 2B 5 1.0 11 4 7 0 3 1.000 0.00 2.20
All Levels (3 Seasons) 3B 14 77.0 39 10 26 3 0 .923 3.04 2.57
All Levels (16 Seasons) SS 1403 7224.0 6284 2142 3941 201 754 .968 4.56 4.34
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1984 19 Little Falls Mets New York-Pennsylvania League A-
1985 20 Lynchburg Mets Carolina League A
1985 20 Jackson Mets Texas League AA
1986 21 Jackson Mets Texas League AA
1986 21 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1986-09-02 1986-10-05
1987 22 Tidewater Tides International League AAA
1987 22 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1987-09-12 1987-10-03
1988 23 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1988-04-04 1988-10-02
1989 24 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1989-04-03 1989-10-01
1990 25 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1990-04-09 1990-08-03
1991 26 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1991-04-10 1991-10-05
1992 27 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1992-04-06 1992-04-12
1993 28 San Antonio Missions Texas League AA
1994 29 Tampa Yankees Florida State League A+
1994 29 Albany-Colonie Yankees Eastern League AA
1994 29 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1994-06-30 1994-07-06
1995 30 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons International League AAA
1995 30 Omaha Royals American Association AAA
1995 30 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1995-04-29 1995-05-28
1995 30 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 2 1995-07-14 1995-10-01
1996 31 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1996-04-01 1996-09-29
1997 32 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1997-04-01 1997-05-16
1998 33 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1998-03-31 1998-07-30
1999 34 Did Not Play
2000 35 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 2000-04-03 2000-10-01

Sabr ID: 3ef74640

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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.

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