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Kevin TapaniTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1985-2001 MLB Years: 1989-2001
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Drafted
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World Series Champion

PositionsP-453Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKevin Ray Tapani
Height6-1Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 18,1964 [54.297]PlaceDes Moines,Iowa
High SchoolEscanaba (Escanaba,MI)
CollegeCentral Michigan University (Mount Pleasant,MI)

DraftedSelected by the Oakland Athletics [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (40th overall) of the 1986 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 9th round (234th overall) of the 1985 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1989-NYN-#8 ... 1990-MLB-#88 ... 1990-MIN-#2
MLB DebutJuly 4,1989 [25.137]
OrganizationsMIN [7] CHN [5] NYN [2] OAK [2] CHA [1] LAN [1] Awards2Awards Voting2-15
TBC Player ID412Retrosheet IDtapak001MLBAM ID123090
RelationshipsFather of Ryan Tapani
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Minnesota Twins in 1993-1994 and Chicago Cubs in 1998
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts42Walks86Hittable49SO/BB80vsPower49Hitting19Durability75Team.496Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1985Central MichiganCollegeNCAAJrST21724.4012120500059.0583929032380001.528.80--4.855.761.19.778-
1986Central MichiganCollegeNCAASrRel22000.0012012000077.20000057000--------6.610.00--
1986Medford A'sNwstA-oak-ST22100.0022000008.06300390001.086.48--3.249.723.001.000-
1986Modesto A'sCalifA+oak-ST22612.4811110100069.0742619222441001.399.650.262.875.742.00.857-
1986Huntsville StarsSouAAoak-ST22106.0011000006.08440120001.5012.00--1.503.002.001.000-
1986Tacoma TigersPCLAAAoak-ST220115.4311000002.05641111002.5719.293.863.863.861.00.000-
1986Minor Totals (4 teams)MinorAAA--ST0822.8415150100085.2933927327562001.409.770.322.845.882.07.800-
1987Modesto A'sCalifA+oak-ST231073.76242406100148.01227462146012121001.237.400.853.647.342.02.588-
1988St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-ST24101.42330000019.0175314112001.118.050.471.895.212.751.000-
1988Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-S/R24512.7424519009362.0462319119351001.046.640.142.745.051.84.833-
1988Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0612.4327819009381.0632822223463001.066.970.222.555.092.00.857-
1989Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-ST25422.20660100041.0381510412300001.228.340.882.636.592.50.667-
1989Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn33ST25753.47171702100109.01134942625633001.279.330.502.065.202.52.583-
1989Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--ST01173.12232303100150.015164521037933001.259.060.602.225.582.51.611-
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn26Rel25003.6830300107.05331420101.236.141.234.912.450.50-5.63
1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST25223.86550000032.234151428210001.299.370.552.205.792.63.5003.01
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST261284.07282801100159.0164757212291011001.219.260.681.645.713.48.6003.07
1991Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST271692.99343404100244.0225848123401353301.098.300.851.484.983.38.6403.47
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST2816113.97343404100220.02261039717481384001.259.250.701.965.652.88.5933.19
1993Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST2912154.43363513100225.224312311121571504001.339.690.842.275.982.63.4443.63
1994Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST301174.62242404100156.018186801339911001.4110.440.752.255.252.33.6113.80
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin36ST316114.92202003100133.215579732134883001.4110.441.412.295.932.59.3534.59
1995Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan46S/R31425.0513112000057.0723732814431001.5111.371.262.216.793.07.6674.16
1996Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36ST3213104.59343401000225.0236123115347615013001.389.431.363.045.991.97.5654.81
1997Rockford CubbiesMidwAchn-ST33100.82220000011.05110070000.454.09----5.730.001.000-
1997Daytona CubsFSLA+chn-ST33003.8611000004.25220240001.509.64--3.867.712.00--
1997Orlando RaysSouAAchn-ST33004.5011000004.03222220001.256.754.504.504.501.00--
1997Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-ST33014.0011010009.05441140000.675.001.001.004.004.00.000-
1997Minor Totals (4 teams)MinorAAA--ST0112.83550100028.2189935170000.805.650.941.575.343.40.500-
1997Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36ST33933.3913130110085.0773332723550201.188.150.742.445.822.39.7503.70
1998Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36ST341994.85353412200219.024412011830621367001.4010.031.232.555.592.19.6794.53
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36ST356124.83232301000136.015181731233733001.359.990.792.184.832.21.3333.94
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36ST368125.01303002000195.220811310935471501001.309.571.612.166.903.19.4004.65
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36ST379144.49292900000168.0186938424401493001.349.941.282.147.973.73.3913.85
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1431254.353613547269102262.0240711681094260554148244601.319.561.032.205.892.68.5340.92
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter36183.1394751911293492.04472141723215233329001.218.140.582.776.072.19.667-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1193.35252504100161.016174601239984001.248.980.672.185.472.51.550-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter613.1126719009372.0572925322391001.097.090.372.744.851.77.857-
A+ Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1783.21393907100240.121810786178818024001.278.140.633.296.722.05.680-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100.82220000011.05110070000.454.09----5.730.001.000-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100.0022000008.06300390001.086.48--3.249.723.001.000-
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter721.912412125000136.1583929032950000.663.81--2.106.242.97.778-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter75634.061811801196001169.0122856552810925572416301.279.440.841.965.562.84.543-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter51504.6613012916300803.186644041610820556314201.339.691.212.296.302.75.505-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13104.59343401000225.0236123115347615013001.389.431.363.045.991.97.565-
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter425.0513112000057.0723732814431001.5111.371.262.216.793.07.667-
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter003.6830300107.05331420101.236.141.234.912.450.50--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14124.35353413100220.023411310625541444101.319.561.032.205.892.68.5380.92
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1683.13423395141220.01999577146814813001.218.140.582.776.072.19.667-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1988Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-p24247111000000400000.143.143.286.429217.333.143.143.1860.0057.140.000.000.00100.00
1989Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn33p251710020001000403000.200.200.200.4002013.333.000.000.1820.0030.770.000.000.000.00
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn26p2532000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1995Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan46p311317031002000703000.176.176.235.4114120.300.059.059.1810.0035.000.000.000.0033.33
1997Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36p3312222300001021204001.136.208.136.3443028.300.000.136.1727.1442.866.000.000.000.00
1998Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36p343475710201110073005102.133.205.200.40515388.200.067.160.1907.9534.094.291.1475.0030.00
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36p3522391210030032105000.051.119.077.1963147.111.026.103.1036.3844.687.000.000.0050.00
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36p36295631020140132009001.179.220.268.48815368.257.089.125.2194.4129.416.671.4756.0030.00
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36p37295011200020011407000.240.255.240.49512058.333.000.020.2231.7224.1414.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter1422611440602221116105033104.153.201.199.400528311.245.046.107.0005.1433.766.560.64130.5020.00
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter4117131001000803000.176.176.235.4114120.333.059.059.0000.0040.000.000.000.0033.33
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1710020001000403000.200.200.200.4002013.333.000.000.0000.0030.770.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter247111000000400000.143.143.286.429217.333.143.143.0000.0057.140.000.000.00100.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter126242143750220111697030104.153.205.198.403487289.243.045.112.0005.5433.566.060.69121.0018.92
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1317031002000703000.176.176.235.4114120.300.059.059.0000.0035.000.000.000.0033.33
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter32000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622981646702251118120038105.153.201.199.400599355.245.046.107.0005.1433.766.560.64130.5020.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16267412400400032012000.176.176.235.41116479.333.059.059.0000.0040.000.000.000.0033.33

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1986Medford A's NwstA-oak22P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.02.7
1986Modesto A's CalifA+oak22P11--210--12121.0001.09------11100.07.7
1986Huntsville Stars SouAAoak22P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
1987Modesto A's CalifA+oak23P24--935214644.9571.83------24100.016.9
1988St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn24P3---61176.8572.00------3100.02.2
1988Jackson Mets TexAAnyn24P24--715212422.9170.92------24100.017.6
1989Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn25P17--915222624.9231.41------17100.011.6
1989Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin25P6--35--881.0001.33------6100.04.2
1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25P5-3233-1661.0001.200.19-----5100.03.1
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn25P3-711--221.0000.670.29-----3100.01.9
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26P28-1591420113534.9711.210.21-----28100.017.3
1991Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27P34-2442626125352.9811.530.21-----34100.021.0
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28P34-22017262-4543.9561.260.20-----34100.021.0
1993Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29P36-2251732-249491.0001.360.22-----36100.022.2
1994Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30P24-1561127123938.9741.580.24-----24100.021.2
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31P20-1331611-127271.0001.350.20-----20100.013.9
1995Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31P13-574101-1514.9331.080.25-----13100.09.0
1996Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32P34-2251526144241.9761.210.18-----34100.021.0
1997Rockford Cubbies MidwAchn33P2---2--221.0001.00------2100.01.5
1997Orlando Rays SouAAchn33P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
1997Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn33P1--4-1-54.8004.00------1100.00.7
1997Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33P13-85410--14141.0001.080.16-----13100.08.0
1998Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34P35-2191131-142421.0001.200.19-----35100.021.5
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35P23-136218--20201.0000.870.15-----23100.014.2
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36P30-1951119-130301.0001.000.15-----30100.018.5
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn37P29-168530113635.9721.210.21-----29100.017.9
MLB Totals for P - 13 season(s)-   P361-2261157290816455447.9821.240.20-----3610.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P24--1620323936.9231.50------240.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P26--717212624.9230.92------260.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P38--1151326562.9541.63------380.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2---2--221.0001.00------20.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2---1--111.0000.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1986Medford A's NwstA-oak222----------
1986Modesto A's CalifA+oak2211----------
1986Huntsville Stars SouAAoak221----------
1987Modesto A's CalifA+oak2324----------
1988St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn243----------
1988Jackson Mets TexAAnyn2424----------
1989Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn2517----------
1989Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin256----------
1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin255----------
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn253----------
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2628----------
1991Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2734----------
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2834----------
1993Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2936----------
1994Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin3024----------
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin3120----------
1995Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3113----------
1996Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3234----------
1997Rockford Cubbies MidwAchn332----------
1997Orlando Rays SouAAchn331----------
1997Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn331----------
1997Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3313----------
1998Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3435----------
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3523----------
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3630----------
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3729----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1991Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB27017.8420010.11693901.8813.940.002.617.843.000.00.000
1991Minnesota TwinsWorld SeriesMLB27114.5020012.01362701.259.750.001.505.253.500.00.500
1995Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB310081.002000.10341040.000.000.00108.0027.000.250.00.000
1998Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB34001.001009.0513600.895.000.003.006.002.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs003.8630300009.3504077001.294.820.006.756.751.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs017.84202000010.31609039001.8413.940.002.617.843.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs114.50202000012.01306027001.259.750.001.505.253.500.00.500

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1991Minnesota TwinsWorld SeriesMLB2721000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1998Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB3411000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs21000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1991AL Pitcher of the Month (August)1
1993American League Player of the Week (September 6-September 12)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2001-11-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-12-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
1996-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-02-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1995-12-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-07-31TradeTraded by Twins with Mark Guthrie to Dodgers for Chris Latham, Jose Parra, Greg Hansell and Ron Coomer. 
1989-07-31TradeTraded by Mets with Jack Savage, Tim Drummond, David West and Rick Aguilera to Twins for Frank Viola. 
1987-12-11TradeTraded by Athletics with Jay Howell, Alfredo Griffin and Wally Whitehurst to Mets for Matt Young and Bob Welch. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1989Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll2562,500-69129-429,80262,50062,500
1989New York MetsTeam Payroll2562,500-69133-429,80262,50062,500
1990Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll26102,000-639269515,727100,000164,500
1991Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll27197,500-4541936742,231100,000362,000
1992Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll28485,000-3651355962,245109,000847,000
1993Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll292,000,000-183780++968,431109,0002,847,000
1994Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll302,575,000-149684++957,101109,0005,422,000
1995Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll313,600,000-92490++999,520109,0009,022,000
1995Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll313,600,000-92390++999,520109,0009,022,000
1996Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll321,500,000-1971379++957,870109,00010,522,000
1997Chicago CubsTeam Payroll333,750,000-90591++1,182,177150,00014,272,000
1998Chicago CubsTeam Payroll344,000,000-91591++1,276,192170,00018,272,000
1999Chicago CubsTeam Payroll353,500,000-141985++1,454,491200,00021,772,000
2000Chicago CubsTeam Payroll366,000,000-67293++1,394,248200,00027,772,000
2001Chicago CubsTeam Payroll376,500,000-79292++1,897,758200,00034,272,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red