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Lance BerkmanHigh Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 1999-2013
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Positions1B-785, LF-549, RF-374, OF-266, CF-166, DH-100Position when Drafted1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Lance Berkman
Height6-1Weight205BatsBothThrowsLeft
Born DateFebruary 10,1976 [42.013]PlaceWaco,Texas
High SchoolCanyon (New Braunfels,TX)
CollegeRice University (Houston,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (16th overall) of the 1997 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,000,000Signing ScoutsRalph BrattonService Time14.052 (2013)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1998-MLB-#64 ... 1999-MLB-#13 ... 1999-HOU-#1 ... 2000-MLB-#37 ... 2000-HOU-#2
MLB DebutJuly 16,1999 [23.157]
OrganizationsHOU [14] SLN [2] NYA [1] TEX [1] Awards24Awards Voting8-902
TBC Player ID1080Retrosheet IDberkl001MLBAM ID204020
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed56Power86Contact61XBH79RBIs85Runs44Hitting80Durability60Team.509Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1995RiceCollege-dh196224548792636461014273300000.322.390.527.91712935272.354.205.298.4009.9312.131.222.2140.8344.30
1996RiceCollege-dh20652417696164209282572700000.398.513.7471.26018040298.392.349.610.52819.139.060.476.7112.0541.67
1997RiceCollege-dh21632551091102244113482593400000.431.5381.0311.56926367314.383.600.855.62918.7910.830.5813.066.2260.91
1997Kissimmee CobrasFSLA+hou-of21531843154100123521373820042.293.417.543.96010022223.313.250.457.41416.5917.041.035.3815.3340.74
1998Jackson GeneralsTexAAhou-of221224258213034024896485824031014.306.424.555.97923658517.329.249.454.41816.4415.860.964.6417.7144.62
1998New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-of22175914164061300121620011.271.411.6441.055381073.270.373.576.44116.4421.921.338.229.8362.50
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13948496146380301026497986031115.302.422.566.98827468590.323.264.469.42116.4416.611.015.0816.1346.58
1999New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-of23642264273200849713947002110.323.419.518.93711728267.376.195.394.40914.6117.601.213.0028.2538.36
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou17lf23349310222041551122100102.237.321.387.708366106.261.150.323.31511.3219.811.753.7723.2527.27
2000New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-of243111218374262744312010027.330.479.5631.0426312144.360.233.509.45021.5313.890.654.1718.6732.43
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou17rf-lf2411435376105281216762567310716.297.388.561.94919850417.316.264.433.40213.4317.511.305.0416.8147.62
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou17lf25156577110191555341267992121130658.331.430.6201.05035894688.367.289.445.44013.3717.591.324.9416.9749.21
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou17cf-lf2615857810616935242128841071184032010.292.405.578.98333479692.302.286.478.41115.4617.051.106.0713.7646.75
2003Houston AstrosNLMLBhou17lf271535381101553562593531071089131310.288.412.515.92727766658.319.227.429.39716.2616.411.013.8021.5242.58
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou17rf-lf28160544104172403301069712710110061410.316.450.5661.01630873687.339.250.487.43018.4914.700.804.3718.1342.44
2005Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou-of29414241001003400010.286.412.357.7695117.400.071.286.33317.6523.531.330.000.0025.00
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou171b291324687613734124824191724021218.293.411.524.93524559565.302.231.432.39916.1112.740.794.2519.5043.07
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou171b30152536951692904513632981064082211.315.420.6211.04133374646.316.306.491.42615.1716.411.086.9711.9143.79
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou171b31153561951562423410273941258051111.278.386.510.89628660668.300.232.406.38414.0718.711.335.0916.5038.46
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou171b3215955411417346429106184991087051813.312.420.567.98731479665.341.255.458.41714.8916.241.094.3619.1045.66
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou171b331364607312631125807497981041413.274.399.509.90823457562.296.235.452.38717.2617.441.014.4518.4045.24
2010Trenton ThunderEastAAnya-3428120000001300000.250.333.250.583209.400.000.125.27711.1133.333.000.000.000.00
2010Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou-1b3426332013000200100.500.4291.3331.762837.500.833.833.6590.0028.570.0014.296.00100.00
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         414452013001500100.357.375.7141.08910316.444.357.429.4446.2531.255.006.2514.0060.00
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou171b348529839731611349326070000412.245.372.436.80813030358.279.191.396.35816.7619.551.173.6322.9241.10
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya17dh3437106927701900171500036.255.358.349.707378123.289.094.255.31513.8212.200.880.81106.0029.63
2010Totals for MLB-MLB         122404481002311458327785000718.248.368.413.78116738481.282.165.359.34716.0117.671.102.9128.8638.00
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln12rf35145488901472323194269293304177.301.412.547.95926756587.315.246.426.40815.6715.841.015.2815.7438.10
2012Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-1b36617141001003300001.235.350.294.6445120.286.059.235.29915.0015.001.000.000.0025.00
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln121b3632811221712720141920033.259.381.444.825361097.317.185.383.35414.4319.591.362.0640.5047.62
2013Frisco RoughRidersTexAAtex-3724210001003100000.250.571.250.821107.333.000.750.42342.8614.290.330.000.000.00
2013Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAtex-3727130012000100000.429.429.8571.286617.400.428.429.5540.0014.290.0014.297.0033.33
2013Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         411340013003200000.364.500.6361.1367114.375.272.545.48821.4314.290.677.1411.0025.00
2013Texas RangersALMLBtex27dh3773256276210163400385200037.242.340.359.6999217294.283.117.266.31312.9317.691.372.0442.6727.42
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter187964911146190542230366123486481201130066154160147.293.406.537.94334858187813.315.244.434.00015.3716.641.084.6817.7342.94
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter30510621973277625822119102142179061935.308.426.547.9735811361291.339.239.449.00016.5816.811.014.4918.3141.59
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter1264418114032222961158893303519.317.432.549.98124256535.359.232.444.00016.4517.381.064.1120.0540.00
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1264378513334024906489864031014.304.424.547.97123958533.330.243.451.00016.7016.140.974.5018.2143.61
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter531843154100123521373820042.293.417.543.96010022223.313.250.457.00016.5917.041.035.3815.3340.74
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter19074123328564116727226181439400000.385.484.7721.256572142884.376.387.591.00016.1810.630.667.5811.0649.82
Houston Astros Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter159255601008164837526326109082421040112161150134124.296.410.549.95930537276712.318.253.447.00015.4916.701.084.8617.0644.11
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter17756910216830333101461061125042010.295.408.533.94130366684.315.238.420.00015.5016.371.064.8217.2439.29
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter73256276210163400385200037.242.340.359.6999217294.283.117.266.00012.9317.691.372.0442.6727.42
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter37106927701900171500036.255.358.349.707378123.289.094.255.00013.8212.200.880.81106.0029.63
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625609916436332106741041126051413.293.406.537.94330071674.315.244.434.00015.3716.641.084.6817.7342.94
Average Minor - Per 162 games162564105174401311171051141155031019.308.426.547.97330972686.339.239.449.00016.5816.811.014.4918.3141.59

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1997Kissimmee Cobras FSLA+hou21OF44--702-172721.0001.64------5383.032.1
1998Jackson Generals TexAAhou22OF118--183944196192.9801.63------12296.784.3
1998New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou22OF17--30---30301.0001.76------17100.012.0
1999New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou231B4--291-130301.0007.50------646.32.9
1999New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou23OF56--106541115111.9651.98------6487.540.0
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23RF8--8-1-98.8891.00------3423.54.9
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou231B1--1--1111.0001.00------342.90.6
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23LF22--34-1-3534.9711.55------3464.713.6
2000New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou24OF27--4821-5150.9801.85------3187.119.0
2000New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou241B9--555166160.9846.67------3129.06.3
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24LF40-269691--70701.0001.750.26-----11435.124.7
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24RF63-50510456-115109.9481.730.22-----11455.338.9
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou241B2-521--331.0001.500.60-----1141.81.2
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25CF40-3258121-8483.9882.080.26-----15625.624.7
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25RF7-297-1-87.8751.000.24-----1564.54.3
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25LF128-1013218541227223.9821.740.22-----15682.179.0
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26CF122-95522944-237233.9831.910.24-----15877.275.3
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26RF12-58181-119191.0001.580.33-----1587.67.4
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26LF76-3514713-5148.9410.630.14-----15848.146.9
2003Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27CF1-21---111.0001.000.50-----1530.70.6
2003Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27LF1531531348253103-266263.9891.720.20-----153100.094.4
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28LF70686089322-9795.9791.360.16-----16043.843.2
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou281B4-451-2661.0001.501.50-----1602.52.5
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28CF2192---221.0001.000.22-----1601.31.2
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28RF90897801489-11571571.0001.740.20-----16056.355.6
2005Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou29OF4--31--441.0001.00------4100.02.8
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29RF11107816---16161.0001.450.21-----1328.36.8
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29DH3---------------1322.31.9
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29LF3935284502315552.9451.330.18-----13229.524.1
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou291B968473777249577826821.9948.551.11-----13272.759.3
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30DH33--------------1522.01.9
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30LF52255---551.0001.000.20-----1523.33.1
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou301B1121059239647169610411035.9949.241.12-----15273.769.1
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30RF4237305563326259.9521.400.19-----15227.625.9
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31DH1---------------1530.70.6
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou311B12612210661015103108611281118.9918.871.05-----15382.477.8
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31RF3127230491215250.9621.610.22-----15320.319.1
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31CF1-1-------------1530.70.6
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou321B15215113071240132512213771372.9969.031.05-----15995.694.4
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32DH5---------------1593.13.1
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou331B13113111411107116612212291223.9959.341.07-----13696.380.9
2010Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou341B2--921-1211.9175.50------2100.01.4
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya341B8760542185756.9827.000.93-----3721.64.9
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou341B858473969672160769768.9999.041.04-----85100.052.5
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya34DH21---------------3756.813.0
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln351B211614515414218170168.9888.001.16-----14514.513.0
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35LF1616131211--22221.0001.380.17-----14511.09.9
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35RF110107865173342180176.9781.600.20-----14575.967.9
2012Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln361B5--256153231.9696.20------683.33.5
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln361B232217317013422187183.9797.961.06-----3271.914.2
2013Texas RangersALMLBtex37DH65---------------7389.039.9
2013Texas RangersALMLBtex371B4441386134544.97811.001.07-----735.52.5
MLB Totals for 1B - 12 season(s)-   1B765726634162185804161768396798.9948.891.07-----7650.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 9 season(s)-   LF549274402979022162828812.9811.480.20-----5490.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 9 season(s)-   RF374270285057922177618601.9721.610.21-----3740.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 5 season(s)-   CF1661129231365-324319.9851.920.25-----1660.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH983--------------980.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF104--187851200195.9751.88------1040.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B20--11814312135132.9786.60------200.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF118--183944196192.9801.63------1180.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF44--702-172721.0001.64------440.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1997Kissimmee Cobras FSLA+hou21---------44-
1998Jackson Generals TexAAhou22---------118-
1998New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou22---------17-
1999New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou23--4------56-
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23--1---22-8--
2000New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou24--9------27-
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24--2---40-63--
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25------128407--
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26------7612212--
2003Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27------1531---
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28--4---70290--
2005Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou29---------4-
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29--96---39-11-3
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30--112---5-42-3
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31--126----131-1
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32--152-------5
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33--131--------
2010Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou34--2--------
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya34--8-------21
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34--85--------
2011St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35--21---16-110--
2012Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln36--5--------
2012St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36--23--------
2013Texas RangersALMLBtex37--4-------65

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2001Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB25312020000000400000.167.167.167.3342012.250.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2004Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB28522591013013600000.409.480.5911.07113225.533.182.27312.0024.002.004.0022.0022.22
2004Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB28724772039105400010.292.414.7501.16418529.235.458.70817.2413.790.8010.348.0071.43
2005Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB29414451015003410011.357.500.6431.1439218.444.286.50016.6722.221.335.5614.0040.00
2005Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB29621262013004300001.286.400.524.92411325.294.238.42916.0012.000.754.0021.0050.00
2005Houston AstrosWorld SeriesMLB29413052006105500120.385.526.5381.0647219.556.153.61526.3226.321.000.000.0040.00
2006Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB302052918601120013800011.346.477.519.99627765.395.173.42320.0012.310.621.5452.0038.89
2007Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB3120567185026106810000.321.397.518.91529763.348.197.3219.5212.701.333.1728.0038.89
2008Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB3219541216414910111300101.296.409.6301.03934966.316.334.55616.6719.701.186.0613.5056.25
2009Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB3318506166039007600101.320.397.6201.01731958.310.300.44012.0710.340.865.1716.6756.25
2010Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB34511243002002300000.364.462.6361.0987313.500.272.45515.3823.081.500.000.0075.00
2010New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB3414221012000100000.500.5001.5002.000624.5001.0001.0000.0025.000.0025.004.00100.00
2010New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB34412130102002200100.250.333.417.7505115.273.167.33313.3313.331.000.000.0033.33
2011St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB35185541010130011000001.182.196.255.45114256.205.073.0911.7917.8610.001.7955.0020.00
2011St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB35518431014102310000.167.286.389.6757221.143.222.3899.5214.291.504.7618.0066.67
2011St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB35620460002102210000.300.391.300.6916023.333.000.1508.708.701.000.000.000.00
2011St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB357269111015005700010.423.516.5771.09315231.556.154.34616.1322.581.403.2326.0018.18
2012St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3614372123004204710101.324.395.405.80015343.387.081.2439.3016.281.750.000.0025.00
2013Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB3719498123021001121200201.245.381.429.81021563.270.184.40819.0519.051.003.1724.5041.67
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs13336450106311135541566720516.291.384.489.87317845427.322.198.36013.1115.691.203.0428.0042.45
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 5 yrs18701521404141181820011.300.388.529.91737880.354.229.34310.0022.502.255.0017.5038.10
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 4 yrs237714224141620131110111.286.391.519.91040992.286.233.42914.1311.960.854.3519.2540.91
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs11399163011110101200130.410.520.5641.08422450.556.154.43620.0024.001.202.0039.0025.00

Awards [24]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
19962nd Team College All-American (1B)1
1997Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year ... CWS Regionals Most Outstanding Player (Lubbock) ... 1st Team College All-American (1B)3
1998Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (OF) ... Texas League All-Star (OF) ... Houston Astros Minor League Player of the Year3
2001National League Player of the Week (June 18-June 24) ... Houston Astros Player of the Year ... Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (OF)3
2002Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (OF) ... Houston Astros Player of the Year ... National League Player of the Week (April 29-May 5)3
2004NL Player of the Month (May)1
2006Houston Astros Player of the Year1
2008Major League 1st All-Star (end of season) (DH) ... Houston Astros Player of the Year ... NL Player of the Month (May) ... National League Player of the Week (May 5-May 11) ... National League Player of the Week (April 21-April 27)5
2011Major League 2nd All-Star (end of season) (DH) ... NL Comeback Player of the Year ... National League Player of the Week (April 11-April 17) ... National League Player of the Week (April 25-May 1)4

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2014-01-30DHFree Agent -RetiredRetiredAnnounced retirement  
2013-10-31DHFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentRangers declined option, declared free agency  
2013-09-01DHTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2013-09-01
2013-08-14dhTexas RangersFrisco (AA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Frisco (AA) for rehabTeam Roster on 2013-08-14
2013-08-10dhTexas RangersRound Rock (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Round Rock (AAA) for rehabTeam Roster on 2013-08-10
2013-07-08dhTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Left hip inflammation [Trying to break up double-play]Team Roster on 2013-07-08
2013-01-07dhTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($10m) Club option for 2014Team Roster on 2013-01-07
2012-10-291BFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency  
2012-09-011bSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2012-09-01
2012-08-241bSt. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Memphis (AAA) for rehabTeam Roster on 2012-08-24
2012-08-041bSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right knee inflammationTeam Roster on 2012-08-04
2012-07-141bSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2012-07-14
2012-05-201bSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Sprained right kneeTeam Roster on 2012-05-20
2012-05-131BSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActive--Team Roster on 2012-05-13
2012-05-13LF-RFSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2012-05-13
2012-05-07LF-RFSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Team Roster on 2012-05-07
2012-04-201BSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Left calf strainTeam Roster on 2012-04-20
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2010-12-04ContractSigned by Cardinals 
2010-11-07Free AgentGranted free agency 
2010-09-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-08-19InjuredDisabled -- Sprained Right Ankle 
2010-07-31TradeTraded by Astros to Yankees for Jimmy Paredes and Mark Melancon 
2010-04-20InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-03-31InjuredDisabled -- Cranky Left Knee 
2009-08-12InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-07-23InjuredDisabled -- Strained left calf muscle 
2005-05-06InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-03-30InjuredDisabled -- - 
2005-03-19ContractSigned by Astros (6-years) 
1997-06-24Contractsigned 
* 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

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YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1997Houston Astros-211,000,000-------1,000,000Signing Bonus out of 1997 Draft (1st round - 16th overall)
1999Houston AstrosTeam Payroll23200,000-80734-1,454,491200,0001,200,000
2000Houston AstrosTeam Payroll24175,000-79532-1,394,248200,0001,375,000
2001Houston AstrosTeam Payroll25305,000-57024371,897,758200,0001,680,000
2002Houston AstrosTeam Payroll26500,000-48316462,011,045200,0002,180,000
2003Houston AstrosTeam Payroll273,500,000-195776++2,163,527300,0005,680,000
2004Houston AstrosTeam Payroll286,500,000-94590++2,070,100300,00012,180,000
2005Houston AstrosTeam Payroll2910,500,000-39396++2,189,055300,00022,680,000
2006Houston AstrosTeam Payroll3014,500,000-13299++2,365,072327,00037,180,000
2007Houston AstrosTeam Payroll3114,500,000-13199++2,459,737380,00051,680,000
2008Houston AstrosTeam Payroll3214,500,000-26298++2,696,252390,00066,180,000
2009Houston AstrosTeam Payroll3314,500,000-25398++2,746,792400,00080,680,000
2010Houston AstrosTeam Payroll3414,500,000-33397++2,812,412400,00095,180,000
2010New York YankeesTeam Payroll3414,500,000-33797++2,812,412400,00095,180,000
2011St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll358,000,000-101889++2,722,607414,000103,180,000
2012St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll3612,000,000-59494++2,954,887480,000115,180,000
2013Texas RangersTeam Payroll3710,000,00014.05292690++3,021,531490,000125,180,0002013-01-07 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($10m) Club option for 2014
* 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