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A.J. HinchTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1993-2005 MLB Years: 1998-2004
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Rated Prospect

PositionsC-781, OF-4, 1B-4, DH-1, 3B-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameAndrew Jay Hinch
Height6-1Weight207BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMay 15,1974 [44.063]PlaceWaverly,Iowa
High SchoolMidwest City (Midwest City,OK)
CollegeStanford University (Stanford,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Oakland Athletics [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (75th overall) of the 1996 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (72nd overall) of the 1995 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Chicago White Sox [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (62nd overall) of the 1992 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsWill Schock
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1998-MLB-#42
MLB DebutApril 1,1998 [23.321]
OrganizationsOAK [4] KCA [2] PHI [2] DET [1] Awards10Awards Voting2-138
TBC Player ID1071Retrosheet IDhinca001MLBAM ID134460
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Player Notes:   Gatorade High School Player of the Year in 1992 ... Member of the 1993-1996 United States National Baseball team ... Topps All-Star Rookie (C) in 1998
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed55Power62Contact46XBH57RBIs72Runs56Hitting60Durability53Team.496Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1993Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1c19502034271754381051933124600.350.425.493.91810016244.390.143.261.4067.7913.521.741.6450.7522.54
1994Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1c20602175667111736149482862100.309.445.465.91010119274.328.156.401.40917.5210.220.582.5531.0028.36
1995Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1c216423861872169581363934101604.366.464.6181.08214736294.388.252.445.46313.2711.560.873.0626.4441.38
1996Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1c225521060801931159183301721600.381.452.6571.10913833249.367.276.490.46612.056.830.574.4219.0941.25
1997Modesto A'sCalifA+oak-c2395333701032532073834268114439.309.400.583.98319448394.333.274.414.41910.6617.261.625.0816.6546.60
1997Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAoak-c233912523477042420201330017.376.473.5281.0016611148.398.152.328.44313.518.780.652.7031.2523.40
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13445893150323249710362811444416.328.420.568.98826059542.353.240.391.42511.4414.941.314.4319.0839.33
1998Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23c241203373478100935303089413706.231.296.341.63711519391.280.110.208.2867.6722.762.972.3037.4424.36
1999Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAoak-c25156192330271131210010.377.415.525.94032565.447.148.197.4084.6218.464.003.0830.5021.74
1999Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23c257620526444172462114129103.215.260.346.6067112228.234.131.205.2684.8217.983.733.0729.2927.27
2000Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-c261094176511123264755456772528.266.344.374.71815631476.301.108.216.3219.4514.081.491.2669.5027.93
2000Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23c2668120000001100000.250.333.250.583209.286.000.125.28011.1111.111.000.000.000.00
2001Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-c27451682854140103310113310105.321.365.583.9489824181.349.262.333.3996.0818.233.005.5216.8044.44
2001Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca7c27451211019306151182631115.157.226.331.557409134.144.174.240.2405.9719.403.254.4820.1747.37
2002Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca7c287219725497172733183532002.249.321.401.7227915220.271.152.244.3208.1815.911.943.1828.1430.61
2003Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet23c2955185204815142301133842122.259.320.416.7367720205.306.157.222.3186.3418.542.921.9546.2541.67
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet40c292774715313110031821203.203.247.392.63929782.218.189.230.2723.6621.956.003.6624.6746.67
2004Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi-c307726521619123200244881305.230.310.294.6047812301.271.064.155.2777.9715.952.000.66132.5019.67
2004Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2c30411121000000400000.182.182.273.4553111.286.091.091.1940.0036.360.000.000.0050.00
2005Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi-c3185269307515234400224592428.279.349.383.73210320306.320.104.186.3237.1914.712.050.9889.6726.67
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter3509531042092833211213671214142611119.219.280.356.636339631075.247.137.218.0006.6019.913.012.9829.7830.14
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter520182326652211195128317101803244411181144.286.361.441.8028041712076.321.155.257.0008.6715.611.802.4635.7532.76
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter4251490196419866312109713825633714835.281.352.409.7616101231682.319.128.222.0008.2015.221.861.8448.0629.36
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter95333701032532073834268114439.309.400.583.98319448394.333.274.414.00010.6617.261.625.0816.6546.60
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter22986821930558153119155231361123081904.351.447.5601.0074861041061.368.209.402.00012.8210.560.822.9228.0034.10
Oakland Athletics Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2025506112414116599242131622809.225.284.342.62618831628.263.117.205.0006.6920.863.122.5534.3825.00
Kansas City Royals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1173183568101134244266163117.214.285.374.65911924354.224.160.242.0007.3417.232.353.6724.4635.29
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2774715313110031821203.203.247.392.63929782.218.189.230.0003.6621.956.003.6624.6746.67
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter411121000000400000.182.182.273.4553111.286.091.091.0000.0036.360.000.000.0050.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16244148971311552633399612509.219.280.356.63615729498.247.137.218.0006.6019.913.012.9829.7830.14
Average Minor - Per 162 games16256883163353168853561011436314.286.361.441.80225053647.321.155.257.0008.6715.611.802.4635.7532.76

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1997Modesto A's CalifA+oak23C86--6156536683680.9967.91-----99590.561.0
1997Modesto A's CalifA+oak231B1--71--881.0008.00------951.10.7
1997Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAoak23C31--197733207204.9866.58-----13979.521.5
1997Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAoak23OF3--4---441.0001.33------397.72.1
1998Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24C118--6024798658649.9865.50-683566.0812098.372.8
1999Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAoak25C12--833118786.9897.17-----11580.08.5
1999Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25C73--3682654399394.9875.40-421573.7107696.145.1
2000Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak26C87--5804744631627.9947.21-----1010979.860.4
2000Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak261B1--6---661.0006.00------1090.90.7
2000Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26C5-199-1-109.9001.800.471150.0-683.33.1
2000Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26DH1---------------616.70.6
2001Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca27C24--18861-195194.9958.08------4553.316.7
2001Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca27OF1---------------452.20.7
2001Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27C43-3312201432237234.9875.440.7122775.944595.626.5
2002Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28C68-5273492342376372.9895.470.7139981.327294.442.0
2003Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet29C48--2992235324321.9916.69-----35587.333.6
2003Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet291B2--17--217171.0008.50------553.61.4
2003Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet293B1---------------551.80.7
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet29C272319711062-118116.9834.300.5923388.5227100.016.7
2004Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi30C75--4353443473469.9926.25-----37797.452.8
2004Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30C4125145--19191.0004.750.761233.3-4100.02.5
2005Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi31C80--4993387540532.9856.65------8594.155.6
MLB Totals for C - 7 season(s)-   C3382410991672121241618171793.9875.301.631967273.1263380.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 7 season(s)-   C357--2281152242324572433.9906.82-----183570.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF4--4---441.0001.00------40.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B3--23--223231.0007.67------30.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1---------------10.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C86--6156536683680.9967.91-----9860.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--71--881.0008.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1997Modesto A's CalifA+oak23-861--------
1997Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAoak23-31-------3-
1998Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24-118---------
1999Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAoak25-12---------
1999Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25-73---------
2000Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak26-871--------
2000Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26-5--------1
2001Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca27-24-------1-
2001Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27-43---------
2002Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28-68---------
2003Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet29-482--1-----
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet29-27---------
2004Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi30-75---------
2004Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30-4---------
2005Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi31-80---------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2009Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari35Manager1627092.43225.05 
2010Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari36Manager1626597.40127.05 
2015Houston AstrosALMLBMLBhou41Manager1628676.5312.02 Lost in 1st Round (Royals)
2016Houston AstrosALMLBMLBhou42Manager1628478.51911.03 
2017Houston AstrosALMLBMLBhou43Manager16210161.623--1 Won World Series (Dodgers)
2018Houston AstrosALMLBMLBhou44Manager996435.646--1 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [10]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
19931st Team College Freshman All-American (C)1
19943rd Team College All-American (C) ... Pac-10 Conference All-Conference (C)2
19951st Team College All-American (C) ... Pac-10 Conference All-Conference (C)2
19962nd Team College All-American (C) ... Pac-10 Conference All-Conference (C) ... Pac-10 Conference All-Conference3
1997Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (C)1
2017Baseball America Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2005-10-12Free AgentOpted for free agency 
2005-02-02ContractSigned by Phillies (minor) 
2004-11-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Phillies. 
2004-10-09Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-01-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Phillies. 
2003-10-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-08-06InjuredDisabled -- - 
2003-03-29Purchased by Tigers from Indians. 
2003-01-08ContractSigned by Indians 
2002-12-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
2002-10-15Released by Royals. 
2001-01-08TradeTraded by Athletics with Angel Berroa and Ben Grieve to Royals for Mark Ellis, Johnny Damon and Cory Lidle. 
1996-09-22Contractsigned 
* 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
1998Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll24170,000-81239-1,276,192170,000170,000
1999Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll25230,000-66427261,454,491200,000400,000
2000Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll26175,000-79535-1,394,248200,000575,000
2001Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll27260,000-62423311,897,758200,000835,000
2002Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll28260,000-61421322,011,045200,0001,095,000
2003Detroit TigersTeam Payroll29300,000-70327-2,163,527300,0001,395,000
2004Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll30300,000-75530-2,070,100300,0001,695,000
* 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