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Ken Phelps

Kenneth Allen Phelps (Digger)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 209 lb.

Born: August 6, 1954 in Seattle, Washington, United States
High School: Ingraham HS (Seattle, WA)
Schools: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ), Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 8th round of the 1972 MLB June Amateur Draft from Ingraham HS (Seattle, WA), the New York Yankees in the 1st round (11th) of the 1974 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase from Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ), the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1st round (17th) of the 1974 MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase from Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ) and the Kansas City Royals in the 15th round of the 1976 MLB June Amateur Draft from Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ).

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
1976 21 0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A KCR 52 229 170 32 48 14 3 4 38 0 0 54 18 .282 .456 .471 .927 80 2 1 2
1976 21 1.2 Royals GULF Rk KCR 28 130 98 20 29 6 3 3 28 0 0 28 9 .296 .454 .510 .964 50 2 0 2
1976 21 0.1 Waterloo MIDW A KCR 24 99 72 12 19 8 0 1 10 0 0 26 9 .264 .459 .417 .876 30 0 1 0
1977 22 -0.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A KCR 121 491 407 52 101 13 3 10 72 2 1 68 62 .248 .363 .369 .732 150 9 1 6
1977 22 0.4 Daytona Beach FLOR A KCR 40 175 145 22 50 7 0 5 32 1 0 25 15 .345 .440 .497 .937 72 2 0 3
1977 22 -0.6 Jacksonville SOUL AA KCR 81 316 262 30 51 6 3 5 40 1 1 43 47 .195 .321 .298 .618 78 7 1 3
1978 23 0.0 Jacksonville SOUL AA KCR 124 495 381 65 94 20 0 16 61 1 0 99 57 .247 .407 .425 .832 162 7 3 5
1979 24 -0.9 Omaha AA AAA KCR 130 538 430 71 114 26 3 20 77 4 4 98 72 .265 .406 .479 .885 206 6 1 3
1980 25 0.2 Omaha AA AAA KCR 133 586 442 80 130 30 3 23 72 4 2 128 84 .294 .456 .532 .988 235 8 3 5
1980 25 -3.0 KCR AL MLB KCR 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 26 1.2 Omaha AA AAA KCR 19 78 66 9 22 8 1 5 21 0 0 12 9 .333 .436 .712 1.148 47 0 0 0 1
1981 26 -2.7 KCR AL MLB KCR 21 23 22 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 13 .136 .174 .227 .401 5 0 0 0 0 0
1982 27 2.0 Wichita AA AAA MON 132 574 453 112 151 23 4 46 141 2 4 108 99 .333 .469 .706 1.175 320 10 0 3 12
1982 27 -1.5 MON NL MLB MON 10 9 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .333 .250 .583 2 0 1 0 0 0
1983 28 2.9 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 74 329 270 81 92 29 6 24 82 4 0 54 35 .341 .450 .759 1.209 205 2 0 3 4
1983 28 -0.8 SEA AL MLB SEA 50 144 127 10 30 4 1 7 16 0 0 13 25 .236 .301 .449 .750 57 0 0 1 3 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
1984 29 3.8 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 12 54 45 7 14 3 0 3 13 0 1 7 10 .311 .407 .578 .985 26 1 0 1 1
1984 29 0.3 SEA AL MLB SEA 101 360 290 52 70 9 0 24 51 3 3 61 73 .241 .378 .521 .898 151 1 5 0 4 5
1985 30 1.1 SEA AL MLB SEA 61 140 116 18 24 3 0 9 24 2 0 24 33 .207 .343 .466 .808 54 1 0 0 0 2
1986 31 2.2 SEA AL MLB SEA 125 441 344 69 85 16 4 24 64 2 3 88 96 .247 .406 .526 .932 181 4 6 0 3 6
1987 32 3.6 SEA AL MLB SEA 120 424 332 68 86 13 1 27 68 1 1 80 75 .259 .410 .548 .959 182 7 8 0 4 5
1988 33 4.5 2 Teams AL MLB SEA-NYY 117 371 297 54 78 13 0 24 54 1 0 70 61 .263 .402 .549 .950 163 6 1 0 3 5
1988 33 4.5 SEA AL MLB SEA 72 244 190 37 54 8 0 14 32 1 0 51 35 .284 .434 .547 .982 104 3 1 0 2 2
1988 33 4.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 45 127 107 17 24 5 0 10 22 0 0 19 26 .224 .339 .551 .890 59 3 0 0 1 3
1989 34 5.5 2 Teams AL MLB NYY-OAK 97 228 194 26 47 4 0 7 29 0 0 31 47 .242 .342 .371 .713 72 2 0 0 3 2
1989 34 5.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 86 215 185 26 46 3 0 7 29 0 0 27 47 .249 .340 .378 .718 70 2 0 0 3 2
1989 34 5.5 OAK AL MLB OAK 11 13 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .111 .385 .222 .607 2 0 0 0 0 0
1990 35 6.4 2 Teams AL MLB CLE-OAK 56 143 120 10 18 2 0 1 6 1 0 22 21 .150 .280 .192 .471 23 4 0 0 1 3
1990 35 6.4 OAK AL MLB OAK 32 72 59 6 11 2 0 1 6 0 0 12 10 .186 .319 .271 .591 16 1 0 0 1 1
1990 35 6.4 CLE AL MLB CLE 24 71 61 4 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 11 .115 .239 .115 .354 7 3 0 0 0 2
1991 36 10.2 Phoenix PCL AAA SFG 7 25 22 1 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 .318 .400 .364 .764 8 1 0 0 1
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 761 2287 1854 308 443 64 7 123 313 10 7 390 449 .239 .374 .480 .854 890 25 21 1 21 28
Minors (10 seasons) Minors 804 3399 2686 510 773 167 23 151 580 17 12 630 447 .288 .427 .536 .963 1439 46 9 28 19
All Levels (16 Seasons) 1565 5686 4540 818 1216 231 30 274 893 27 19 1020 896 .268 .406 .513 .919 2329 25 67 10 49 47
A (2 seasons) Minors 64 274 217 34 69 15 0 6 42 1 0 51 24 .318 .447 .470 .917 102 2 1 3
AA (2 seasons) Minors 205 811 643 95 145 26 3 21 101 2 1 142 104 .226 .373 .373 .746 240 14 4 8
AAA (7 seasons) Minors 507 2184 1728 361 530 120 17 121 409 14 11 409 310 .307 .444 .606 1.049 1047 28 4 15 19
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
1976 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk KCR 1B 43 404 371 28 5 34 .988 9.28
1976 21 Royals GULF Rk KCR 1B 19 184 166 16 2 13 .989 9.58
1976 21 Waterloo MIDW A KCR 1B 24 220 205 12 3 21 .986 9.04
1977 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A KCR 1B 112 1119 1032 69 18 71 .984 9.83
1977 22 Daytona Beach FLOR A KCR 1B 40 380 341 31 8 33 .979 9.30
1977 22 Jacksonville SOUL AA KCR 1B 72 739 691 38 10 38 .986 10.13
1978 23 Jacksonville SOUL AA KCR 1B 123 1110 1028 66 16 88 .986 8.89
1979 24 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1B 128 1222 1129 80 13 111 .989 9.45
1980 25 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1B 122 1217 1154 51 12 103 .990 9.88
1980 25 KCR AL MLB KCR 1B 2 8.0 14 14 0 0 2 1.000 15.75 7.00
1981 26 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1B 18 186 169 15 2 19 .989 10.22
1981 26 KCR AL MLB KCR 1B 2 3.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 15.00 2.50
1982 27 Wichita AA AAA MON 1B 123 1135 1047 74 14 108 .988 9.11
1983 28 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 1B 61 579 535 37 7 50 .988 9.38
1983 28 SEA AL MLB SEA 1B 22 175.0 180 164 16 0 11 1.000 9.26 8.18
1984 29 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SEA 1B 4 30 25 5 0 5 1.000 7.50
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 29 SEA AL MLB SEA 1B 9 79.0 77 72 4 1 7 .987 8.66 8.44
1985 30 SEA AL MLB SEA 1B 8 41.0 33 31 2 0 5 1.000 7.24 4.13
1986 31 SEA AL MLB SEA 1B 55 465.0 530 487 34 9 58 .983 10.08 9.47
1987 32 SEA AL MLB SEA 1B 1 7.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 10.29 8.00
1988 33 2 Teams AL MLB SEA-NYY 1B 4 24.0 21 18 2 1 2 .952 7.50 5.00
1988 33 SEA AL MLB SEA 1B 3 23.0 21 18 2 1 2 .952 7.83 6.67
1988 33 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1989 34 2 Teams AL MLB NYY-OAK 1B 9 47.0 49 47 1 1 4 .980 9.19 5.33
1989 34 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 8 38.0 49 47 1 1 4 .980 11.37 6.00
1989 34 OAK AL MLB OAK 1B 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1990 35 2 Teams AL MLB CLE-OAK 1B 19 117.0 122 111 10 1 7 .992 9.31 6.37
1990 35 OAK AL MLB OAK 1B 5 20.0 28 24 3 1 3 .964 12.15 5.40
1990 35 CLE AL MLB CLE 1B 14 97.0 94 87 7 0 4 1.000 8.72 6.71
1991 36 Phoenix PCL AAA SFG 1B 4 26 22 4 0 1 1.000 6.50
MLB (10 seasons) MLB 1B 131 966.0 1039 956 70 13 96 .987 9.56 7.83
Minors (10 seasons) Minors 1B 738 7028 6512 429 87 590 .988 9.41
All Levels (16 Seasons) 1B 869 966.0 8067 7468 499 100 686 .988 9.56 9.17
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1976 21 Waterloo Royals Midwest League A
1976 21 GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Rk
1977 22 Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League A
1977 22 Jacksonville Suns Southern League AA
1978 23 Jacksonville Suns Southern League AA
1979 24 Omaha Royals American Association AAA
1980 25 Omaha Royals American Association AAA
1980 25 Kansas City Royals American League MLB 1 1980-09-20 1980-09-28
1981 26 Omaha Royals American Association AAA
1981 26 Kansas City Royals American League MLB 1 1981-04-10 1981-10-05
1982 27 Wichita Aeros American Association AAA
1982 27 Montreal Expos National League MLB 1 1982-09-03 1982-10-01
1983 28 Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League AAA
1983 28 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1983-04-07 1983-10-02
1984 29 Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League AAA
1984 29 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1984-04-04 1984-09-30
1985 30 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1985-04-13 1985-10-06
1986 31 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1986-04-08 1986-10-04
1987 32 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1987-04-07 1987-10-04
1988 33 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1988-04-04 1988-07-20
1988 33 New York Yankees American League MLB 2 1988-07-22 1988-10-02
1989 34 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1989-04-05 1989-08-29
1989 34 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 2 1989-09-01 1989-09-29
1990 35 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 1990-04-10 1990-06-14
1990 35 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 2 1990-06-19 1990-09-08
1991 36 Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League AAA

Sabr ID: a551fa6b

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