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Matt Lawton    \LAW-ton\

Matthew Lawton

Positions: Outfielder and Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: November 30, 1971 in Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
High School: Harrison Central HS (Gulfport, MS)
School: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Perkinston, MS)

Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the 1991 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Perkinston, MS).

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
1992 20 1.1 Twins GULF Rk MIN 53 217 173 39 45 8 3 2 26 20 1 27 27 .260 .375 .376 .751 65 2 9 1 7 0
1993 21 -0.6 Fort Wayne MIDW A MIN 111 415 340 50 97 21 3 9 38 23 15 65 42 .285 .410 .444 .854 151 8 8 0 2 3
1994 22 -0.4 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 122 533 446 79 134 30 1 7 51 42 19 80 64 .300 .407 .419 .826 187 7 2 2 3 3
1995 23 -1.1 Hardware City EL AA MIN 114 485 412 75 111 19 5 13 54 26 9 56 70 .269 .371 .434 .805 179 8 12 2 3 1
1995 23 -6.0 MIN AL MLB MIN 21 70 60 11 19 4 1 1 12 1 1 7 11 .317 .414 .467 .881 28 1 3 0 0 0
1996 24 -2.3 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN 53 243 212 40 63 16 1 7 33 2 4 26 34 .297 .379 .481 .860 102 2 3 0 2 0
1996 24 -4.9 MIN AL MLB MIN 79 286 252 34 65 7 1 6 42 4 4 28 28 .258 .339 .365 .704 92 6 4 0 2 1
1997 25 -4.1 MIN AL MLB MIN 142 548 460 74 114 29 3 14 60 7 4 76 81 .248 .366 .415 .781 191 7 10 1 1 3
1998 26 -3.3 MIN AL MLB MIN 152 662 557 91 155 36 6 21 77 16 8 86 64 .278 .387 .478 .864 266 10 15 0 4 6
1999 27 5.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk MIN 5 21 18 3 9 1 0 0 3 1 0 3 3 .500 .571 .556 1.127 10 0 0 0 0 0
1999 27 7.8 Twins GULF Rk MIN 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999 27 4.6 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 4 17 14 3 8 1 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 .571 .647 .643 1.290 9 0 0 0 0 0
1999 27 -1.9 MIN AL MLB MIN 118 476 406 58 105 18 0 7 54 26 4 57 42 .259 .353 .355 .708 144 11 6 0 7 7
2000 28 -1.1 MIN AL MLB MIN 156 664 561 84 171 44 2 13 88 23 7 91 63 .305 .405 .460 .865 258 10 7 0 5 8
2001 29 -0.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB MIN-NYM 151 657 559 95 155 36 1 13 64 29 8 85 80 .277 .382 .415 .797 232 16 11 0 2 6
2001 29 0.0 MIN AL MLB MIN 103 444 376 71 110 25 0 10 51 19 6 63 46 .293 .396 .439 .835 165 14 3 0 2 6
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
2001 29 -0.3 NYM NL MLB NYM 48 213 183 24 45 11 1 3 13 10 2 22 34 .246 .352 .366 .718 67 2 8 0 0 0
2002 30 5.6 Akron EL AA CLE 3 13 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .231 .000 .231 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 30 1.2 CLE AL MLB CLE 114 484 416 71 98 19 2 15 57 8 9 59 34 .236 .342 .399 .741 166 13 8 1 0 0
2003 31 6.5 Akron EL AA CLE 5 21 19 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 .053 .143 .053 .195 1 1 0 0 0 0
2003 31 2.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 99 429 374 57 93 19 0 15 53 10 3 47 47 .249 .343 .420 .762 157 8 7 0 1 0
2004 32 2.8 CLE AL MLB CLE 150 680 591 109 164 25 0 20 70 23 9 74 84 .277 .366 .421 .787 249 21 11 0 4 3
2005 33 3.6 3 Teams 2 Lgs MLB PIT-CHC-NYY 141 585 500 67 127 30 1 13 53 18 9 69 77 .254 .356 .396 .752 198 10 12 0 4 0
2005 33 3.6 PIT NL MLB PIT 101 445 374 53 102 28 1 10 44 16 9 58 61 .273 .380 .433 .813 162 7 9 0 4 0
2005 33 3.6 CHC NL MLB CHC 19 83 78 8 19 2 0 1 5 1 0 4 8 .244 .289 .308 .597 24 3 1 0 0 0
2005 33 3.9 NYY AL MLB NYY 21 57 48 6 6 0 0 2 4 1 0 7 8 .125 .263 .250 .513 12 0 2 0 0 0
2006 34 4.9 SEA AL MLB SEA 11 29 27 5 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .259 .310 .259 .570 7 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (12 seasons) MLB 1334 5570 4763 756 1273 267 17 138 631 165 66 681 613 .267 .368 .417 .785 1988 113 94 2 30 34
Minors (8 seasons) Minors 466 1948 1630 288 460 95 13 38 206 114 48 262 247 .282 .389 .426 .815 695 28 34 5 17 7
All Levels (15 Seasons) 1800 7518 6393 1044 1733 362 30 176 837 279 114 943 860 .271 .373 .420 .793 2683 141 128 7 47 41
Rk (2 seasons) Minors 54 221 177 39 46 8 3 2 27 20 1 27 29 .260 .373 .373 .746 66 2 9 1 7 0
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 126 550 460 82 142 31 1 7 53 43 19 83 65 .309 .414 .426 .840 196 7 2 2 3 3
AA (3 seasons) Minors 122 519 441 77 112 19 5 13 55 26 9 61 77 .254 .358 .408 .766 180 9 12 2 3 1

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
1992 20 Twins GULF Rk MIN 2B 50 283 129 142 12 20 .958 5.42
1993 21 Fort Wayne MIDW A MIN OF 47 74 65 6 3 1 .959 1.51
1994 22 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN OF 107 207 188 13 6 0 .971 1.88
1995 23 Hardware City EL AA MIN CF 32
1995 23 Hardware City EL AA MIN LF 81
1995 23 Hardware City EL AA MIN OF 110 235 221 12 2 2 .991 2.12
1995 23 MIN AL MLB MIN CF 12
1995 23 MIN AL MLB MIN LF 1
1995 23 MIN AL MLB MIN OF 19 137.0 36 34 1 1 0 .972 2.30 1.84
1995 23 MIN AL MLB MIN RF 8
1996 24 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN CF 18
1996 24 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN LF 15
1996 24 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN OF 41 94 88 0 6 0 .936 2.15
1996 24 Salt Lake PCL AAA MIN RF 9
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
1996 24 MIN AL MLB MIN CF 18
1996 24 MIN AL MLB MIN LF 1
1996 24 MIN AL MLB MIN OF 75 590.0 203 196 4 3 1 .985 3.05 2.67
1996 24 MIN AL MLB MIN RF 60
1997 25 MIN AL MLB MIN CF 24
1997 25 MIN AL MLB MIN LF 58
1997 25 MIN AL MLB MIN OF 138 1124.0 294 278 9 7 3 .976 2.30 2.08
1997 25 MIN AL MLB MIN RF 66
1998 26 MIN AL MLB MIN CF 47
1998 26 MIN AL MLB MIN LF 12
1998 26 MIN AL MLB MIN OF 151 1320.0 414 398 12 4 5 .990 2.80 2.72
1998 26 MIN AL MLB MIN RF 100
1999 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk MIN OF 5 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80
1999 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk MIN RF 5
1999 27 Twins GULF Rk MIN OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1999 27 Twins GULF Rk MIN RF 1
1999 27 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN OF 4 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.00
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
1999 27 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN RF 4
1999 27 MIN AL MLB MIN CF 6
1999 27 MIN AL MLB MIN LF 10
1999 27 MIN AL MLB MIN OF 109 901.0 220 213 3 4 0 .982 2.16 1.98
1999 27 MIN AL MLB MIN RF 103
2000 28 MIN AL MLB MIN CF 3
2000 28 MIN AL MLB MIN LF 67
2000 28 MIN AL MLB MIN OF 143 1209.0 287 278 4 5 1 .983 2.10 1.97
2000 28 MIN AL MLB MIN RF 83
2001 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB MIN-NYM OF 142 1211.0 296 289 3 4 2 .986 2.17 2.06
2001 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB MIN-NYM RF 142
2001 29 MIN AL MLB MIN OF 94 800.0 199 193 2 4 2 .980 2.19 2.07
2001 29 MIN AL MLB MIN RF 94
2001 29 NYM NL MLB NYM OF 48 411.0 97 96 1 0 0 1.000 2.12 2.02
2001 29 NYM NL MLB NYM RF 48
2002 30 Akron EL AA CLE OF 3 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 3.00
2002 30 Akron EL AA CLE RF 3
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
2002 30 CLE AL MLB CLE LF 23
2002 30 CLE AL MLB CLE OF 108 902.0 241 229 6 6 2 .975 2.34 2.18
2002 30 CLE AL MLB CLE RF 85
2003 31 CLE AL MLB CLE LF 62
2003 31 CLE AL MLB CLE OF 74 643.0 138 133 4 1 0 .993 1.92 1.85
2003 31 CLE AL MLB CLE RF 13
2004 32 CLE AL MLB CLE LF 124
2004 32 CLE AL MLB CLE OF 142 1238.0 279 266 9 4 3 .986 2.00 1.94
2004 32 CLE AL MLB CLE RF 19
2005 33 3 Teams 2 Lgs MLB PIT-CHC-NYY OF 136 1138.0 277 270 4 3 2 .989 2.17 2.01
2005 33 PIT NL MLB PIT OF 98 842.0 211 206 4 1 2 .995 2.24 2.14
2005 33 CHC NL MLB CHC OF 19 159.0 34 33 0 1 0 .971 1.87 1.74
2005 33 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 8
2005 33 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 19 137.0 32 31 0 1 0 .969 2.04 1.63
2005 33 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 12
2006 34 SEA AL MLB SEA CF 5
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 34 SEA AL MLB SEA LF 1
2006 34 SEA AL MLB SEA OF 7 49.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 2.02 1.57
2006 34 SEA AL MLB SEA RF 2
MLB (7 seasons) MLB CF 115
MLB (11 seasons) MLB LF 367
MLB (12 seasons) MLB OF 1244 10462.0 2696 2595 59 42 19 .984 2.28 2.13
MLB (12 seasons) MLB RF 693
Minors (2 seasons) Minors CF 50
Minors (2 seasons) Minors LF 96
Minors (6 seasons) Minors OF 313 628 580 31 17 3 .973 1.95
Minors (3 seasons) Minors RF 17
All Levels (7 Seasons) CF 165
All Levels (11 Seasons) LF 463
All Levels (14 Seasons) OF 1557 10462.0 3324 3175 90 59 22 .982 2.28 2.10
All Levels (12 Seasons) RF 710
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1992 20 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk
1993 21 Fort Wayne Wizards Midwest League A
1994 22 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+
1995 23 Hardware City Rock Cats Eastern League AA
1995 23 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1995-09-05 1995-10-01
1996 24 Salt Lake Buzz Pacific Coast League AAA
1996 24 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1996-04-01 1996-09-29
1997 25 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1997-04-01 1997-09-28
1998 26 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1998-04-01 1998-09-27
1999 27 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+
1999 27 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk
1999 27 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1999-04-06 1999-10-03
2000 28 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2000-04-03 2000-10-01
2001 29 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2001-04-03 2001-07-29
2001 29 New York Mets National League MLB 2 2001-07-31 2001-10-03
2002 30 Akron Aeros Eastern League AA
2002 30 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 2002-03-31 2002-09-02
2003 31 Akron Aeros Eastern League AA
2003 31 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 2003-03-31 2003-09-05
2004 32 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 2004-04-05 2004-09-29
2005 33 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 2005-04-04 2005-07-31
2005 33 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 2 2005-08-02 2005-08-26
2005 33 New York Yankees American League MLB 3 2005-08-27 2005-10-02
2006 34 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 2006-04-16 2006-05-16

Sabr ID: 1aa35f0c

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