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Ray Lankford

Raymond Lewis Lankford

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: June 5, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, US
High School: Grace Davis HS (Modesto, CA)
School: Modesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)

Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 3rd round of the 1986 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase from Modesto Junior College (Modesto, CA) and the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 1987 MLB June Amateur Draft from Modesto Junior College (Modesto, CA).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-1990: Rated #19 Prospect
Pre-1991: Rated #51 Prospect

Major League Stats


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
1987 20 0.0 Johnson City APPY Rk STL 66 278 253 45 78 17 4 3 32 14 11 19 43 .308 .367 .443 .810 112 5 0 1 0
1988 21 -0.8 Springfield MIDW A STL 135 605 532 90 151 26 16 11 66 33 17 60 92 .284 .366 .455 .821 242 10 1 2 2
1989 22 -1.7 Arkansas TL AA STL 134 574 498 98 158 28 12 11 98 38 10 65 57 .317 .395 .488 .883 243 4 0 7 6
1990 23 -3.3 Louisville AA AAA STL 132 552 473 61 123 25 8 10 72 30 7 72 81 .260 .362 .410 .772 194 5 0 2 9
1990 23 -5.3 St. Louis NL MLB STL 39 139 126 12 36 10 1 3 12 8 2 13 27 .286 .353 .452 .805 57 1 0 0 0 0
1991 24 -4.4 St. Louis NL MLB STL 151 615 566 83 142 23 15 9 69 44 20 41 114 .251 .301 .392 .693 222 4 1 4 3 1
1992 25 -3.2 St. Louis NL MLB STL 153 682 598 87 175 40 6 20 86 42 24 72 147 .293 .371 .480 .851 287 5 5 2 5 6
1993 26 -2.0 St. Louis NL MLB STL 127 495 407 64 97 17 3 7 45 14 14 81 111 .238 .366 .346 .713 141 5 3 1 3 7
1994 27 -1.3 St. Louis NL MLB STL 109 482 416 89 111 25 5 19 57 11 10 58 113 .267 .359 .488 .847 203 0 4 0 4 3
1995 28 -0.2 St. Louis NL MLB STL 132 553 483 81 134 35 2 25 82 24 8 63 110 .277 .360 .513 .873 248 10 2 0 5 6
1996 29 0.3 St. Louis NL MLB STL 149 635 545 100 150 36 8 21 86 35 7 79 133 .275 .366 .486 .852 265 12 3 1 7 10
1997 30 7.6 Prince William CARL A+ STL 4 18 13 3 4 1 0 0 4 1 1 4 5 .308 .444 .385 .829 5 0 0 0 1 0
1997 30 1.3 St. Louis NL MLB STL 133 565 465 94 137 36 3 31 98 21 11 95 125 .295 .411 .585 .996 272 9 0 0 5 10
1998 31 2.5 St. Louis NL MLB STL 154 626 533 94 156 37 1 31 105 26 5 86 151 .293 .391 .540 .932 288 4 3 0 4 5
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
1999 32 3.1 St. Louis NL MLB STL 122 476 422 77 129 32 1 15 63 14 4 49 110 .306 .380 .493 .873 208 6 3 0 2 3
2000 33 3.9 St. Louis NL MLB STL 128 472 392 73 99 16 3 26 65 5 6 70 148 .253 .367 .508 .874 199 6 4 0 6 1
2001 34 4.7 2 Teams NL MLB STL-SDP 131 459 389 58 98 28 4 19 58 10 2 62 145 .252 .358 .491 .849 191 6 4 1 3 9
2001 34 4.7 St. Louis NL MLB STL 91 314 264 38 62 18 3 15 39 4 2 44 105 .235 .345 .496 .841 131 4 2 1 3 8
2001 34 4.7 San Diego NL MLB SDP 40 145 125 20 36 10 1 4 19 6 0 18 40 .288 .386 .480 .866 60 2 2 0 0 1
2002 35 5.5 San Diego NL MLB SDP 81 240 205 20 46 7 1 6 26 2 2 30 61 .224 .326 .356 .682 73 3 2 1 2 3
2004 37 9.8 Memphis PCL AAA STL 9 38 33 5 7 0 0 3 5 0 0 3 10 .212 .297 .485 .782 16 1 1 1 0 0
2004 37 7.6 St. Louis NL MLB STL 92 235 200 36 51 14 1 6 22 2 2 29 55 .255 .349 .425 .774 85 6 2 0 4 4
MLB (14 seasons) MLB 1701 6674 5747 968 1561 356 54 238 874 258 117 828 1550 .272 .364 .477 .840 2739 77 36 10 53 68
Minors (6 seasons) Minors 480 2065 1802 302 521 97 40 38 277 116 46 223 288 .289 .373 .451 .823 812 1 25 2 13 17
All Levels (17 Seasons) 2181 8739 7549 1270 2082 453 94 276 1151 374 163 1051 1838 .276 .366 .470 .836 3551 78 61 12 66 85
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 141 590 506 66 130 25 8 13 77 30 7 75 91 .257 .358 .415 .773 210 1 6 1 2 9
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
1987 20 Johnson City APPY Rk STL OF 66 155 143 7 5 1 .968 2.27
1988 21 Springfield MIDW A STL OF 128 296 284 5 7 0 .976 2.26
1989 22 Arkansas TL AA STL OF 134 387 367 9 11 2 .972 2.81
1990 23 Louisville AA AAA STL OF 132 352 333 8 11 1 .969 2.58
1990 23 St. Louis NL MLB STL CF 35
1990 23 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 35 273.0 94 92 1 1 0 .989 3.07 2.66
1991 24 St. Louis NL MLB STL CF 149
1991 24 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 149 1217.0 380 367 7 6 2 .984 2.77 2.51
1992 25 St. Louis NL MLB STL CF 153
1992 25 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 153 1369.0 445 438 5 2 0 .996 2.91 2.90
1993 26 St. Louis NL MLB STL CF 121
1993 26 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 121 1013.0 325 312 6 7 0 .978 2.83 2.63
1994 27 St. Louis NL MLB STL CF 104
1994 27 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 104 902.0 271 260 5 6 1 .978 2.64 2.55
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
1995 28 St. Louis NL MLB STL CF 129
1995 28 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 129 1116.0 310 300 7 3 2 .990 2.48 2.38
1996 29 St. Louis NL MLB STL CF 144
1996 29 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 144 1242.0 366 356 9 1 0 .997 2.64 2.53
1997 30 Prince William CARL A+ STL CF 2
1997 30 Prince William CARL A+ STL OF 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00
1997 30 St. Louis NL MLB STL CF 131
1997 30 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 131 1141.0 306 293 4 9 2 .971 2.34 2.27
1998 31 St. Louis NL MLB STL CF 145
1998 31 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 145 1216.0 350 338 7 5 2 .986 2.55 2.38
1999 32 St. Louis NL MLB STL CF 2
1999 32 St. Louis NL MLB STL LF 105
1999 32 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 106 893.0 223 214 6 3 0 .987 2.22 2.08
2000 33 St. Louis NL MLB STL CF 2
2000 33 St. Louis NL MLB STL LF 116
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 33 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 117 919.0 188 179 4 5 0 .973 1.79 1.56
2001 34 2 Teams NL MLB STL-SDP OF 123 949.0 210 198 6 6 1 .971 1.93 1.66
2001 34 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 85 664.0 145 135 5 5 1 .966 1.90 1.65
2001 34 San Diego NL MLB SDP OF 38 285.0 65 63 1 1 0 .985 2.02 1.68
2002 35 San Diego NL MLB SDP CF 3
2002 35 San Diego NL MLB SDP LF 59
2002 35 San Diego NL MLB SDP OF 59 440.0 107 98 4 5 1 .953 2.09 1.73
2004 37 Memphis PCL AAA STL OF 3 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67
2004 37 St. Louis NL MLB STL CF 4
2004 37 St. Louis NL MLB STL LF 66
2004 37 St. Louis NL MLB STL OF 70 413.0 90 85 1 4 0 .956 1.87 1.23
MLB (13 seasons) MLB CF 1122
MLB (4 seasons) MLB LF 346
MLB (14 seasons) MLB OF 1586 13103.0 3665 3530 72 63 11 .983 2.47 2.27
Minors (6 seasons) Minors OF 465 1201 1138 29 34 4 .972 2.51
All Levels (13 Seasons) CF 1124
All Levels (4 Seasons) LF 346
All Levels (17 Seasons) OF 2051 13103.0 4866 4668 101 97 15 .980 2.47 2.33
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1987 20 Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Rk
1988 21 Springfield Cardinals Midwest League A
1989 22 Arkansas Travelers Texas League AA
1990 23 Louisville Redbirds American Association AAA
1990 23 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1990-08-21 1990-10-03
1991 24 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1991-04-09 1991-10-06
1992 25 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1992-04-06 1992-10-04
1993 26 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1993-04-06 1993-10-03
1994 27 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1994-04-03 1994-08-11
1995 28 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1995-04-26 1995-10-01
1996 29 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1996-04-01 1996-09-29
1997 30 Prince William Cannons Carolina League A+
1997 30 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1997-04-22 1997-09-28
1998 31 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1998-03-31 1998-09-27
1999 32 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1999-04-24 1999-09-29
2000 33 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 2000-04-03 2000-10-01
2001 34 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 2001-04-04 2001-07-27
2001 34 San Diego Padres National League MLB 2 2001-08-03 2001-10-07
2002 35 San Diego Padres National League MLB 1 2002-04-02 2002-09-28
2003 36 Hamstring Injury
2004 37 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 2004-04-05 2004-10-03
2004 37 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA 2004-08-18 2004-08-28

Sabr ID: f0fa805b

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