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Jay BuhnerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1984-2001 MLB Years: 1987-2001
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PositionsOF-1285, RF-557, DH-44, LF-10, 1B-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJay Campbell Buhner
Height6-3Weight215BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 13,1964 [53.342]PlaceLouisville,Kentucky
High SchoolClear Creek (League City,TX)
CollegeMcLennan Community College (Waco,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Pittsburgh Pirates [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (36th overall) of the 1984 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Atlanta Braves [Team Picks] in the 9th round (230th overall) of the 1983 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1986-NYA-#2 ... 1987-NYA-#1 ... 1988-NYA-#4
MLB DebutSeptember 11,1987 [23.029]
OrganizationsSEA [14] NYA [4] PIT [1] Awards2Awards Voting3-138
TBC Player ID1188Retrosheet IDbuhnj001MLBAM ID111676
RelationshipsBrother of Shawn Buhner, Father of Gunnar Buhner
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1988 ... Hit for the cycle on August 1, 1989
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed28Power93Contact25XBH89RBIs84Runs56Hitting61Durability55Team.515Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Watertown PiratesNYPLA-pit-of1965229437416395831425810240.323.427.537.96412328274.396.214.406.42315.3321.171.383.2825.4437.84
1985Fort Lauderdale YankeesFSLA+nya-of20117409651211810117664657621440.296.392.469.86119239481.337.173.337.38013.5115.801.172.2937.1832.23
1986Fort Lauderdale YankeesFSLA+nya-of213613924429173110153000110.302.368.532.9007417155.340.230.345.3919.6819.352.004.5219.8640.48
1987Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-of22134502831402313185425512422260.279.351.514.86525855563.312.235.349.3699.7722.022.255.5116.1939.29
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya54of22722052001001600001.227.261.318.5797223.313.091.136.2574.3526.096.000.000.0040.00
1988Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-of233812926335081811193330130.256.362.481.8436213152.281.225.372.37112.5021.711.745.2616.1339.39
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya54of232569813003130032530101.188.250.319.56922376.238.131.174.2613.9532.898.333.9523.0023.08
1988Seattle MarinersALMLBsea43of23601922843131102511256831214.224.320.458.7788824223.284.234.365.34611.2130.492.724.4819.2055.81
1988Totals for AL-AL         852613656131133811289361315.215.302.421.72311027299.272.206.314.3249.3631.103.324.3520.0848.21
1989Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-of24561964361121114544445600310.311.432.551.98310824243.379.240.464.43518.1123.051.274.5317.8239.34
1989Seattle MarinersALMLBsea19of2458204275615193314195520100.275.341.490.83110025226.333.215.294.3718.4124.342.893.9822.6744.64
1990Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-of2513346710250071100100.206.333.412.74514342.227.206.412.33716.6726.191.574.7617.0042.86
1990Seattle MarinersALMLBsea19of2551163164512073322175040116.276.357.479.8367819185.355.203.307.3729.1927.032.943.7823.2942.22
1991Seattle MarinersALMLBsea19of26137406649914427770153117624510.244.337.498.83520245471.271.254.382.36611.2524.842.215.7315.0445.45
1992Seattle MarinersALMLBsea19of271525436913216325790671146618212.243.333.422.75522944629.282.179.298.34211.2923.212.063.9721.7233.33
1993Seattle MarinersALMLBsea19of28158563911532832798251001442281112.272.379.476.85526858675.315.204.377.37314.8121.331.444.0020.8537.91
1994Seattle MarinersALMLBsea19of2910135874100234216801666352537.279.394.542.93619448436.283.263.444.40015.1414.450.954.8217.0548.00
1995Seattle MarinersALMLBsea19of3012647086123230401210160120126715.262.343.566.90926663539.263.304.430.38211.1322.262.007.4211.7551.22
1996Seattle MarinersALMLBsea19rf311505641071532904413801841599010511.271.369.557.92631473667.294.286.433.39112.5923.841.896.6012.8247.71
1997Seattle MarinersALMLBsea19rf321575401041311824010900119175501323.243.383.506.88927360665.279.263.483.38817.8926.321.476.0213.5045.80
1998Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-3324222002002200100.500.5711.0001.571427.667.5001.000.56328.5728.571.000.000.00100.00
1998Seattle MarinersALMLBsea19rf3372244335971154500387111202.242.344.463.80711323286.275.221.377.35313.2924.831.875.2416.2738.98
1999Seattle MarinersALMLBsea19rf348726637591101438006910050306.222.388.421.80911225343.290.199.459.36620.1229.151.454.0819.0042.37
2000Seattle MarinersALMLBsea19rf3511236450922002682025998412310.253.361.522.88319046430.273.269.426.37613.7222.791.666.0514.0050.00
2001Everett Aqua SoxNwstA-sea-of36310361023001200000.600.6361.3001.93613311.667.700.800.7799.0918.182.0018.185.0050.00
2001Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-of3611345800390051310001.235.350.500.85017340.278.265.412.36612.5032.502.607.5011.3337.50
2001Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1444814105120061510001.318.412.6821.09430651.375.364.500.45511.7629.412.509.808.8042.86
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea19lf3619454102025008900003.222.340.400.74018453.235.178.356.32815.0916.981.133.7722.5040.00
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter14725013798127323319310965624792140656125441123.254.359.494.85324745625927.287.240.394.00013.3623.721.785.2316.1744.15
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter475168630049487168433219122554059315191.293.386.513.8998651871968.338.220.375.00012.9620.581.594.2720.0737.85
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter2548991652514325516497132239628101.279.372.515.8874631001047.320.236.385.00012.6122.831.815.2516.3539.84
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter15354889163271118107748010621550.297.386.485.87126656636.338.188.339.00012.5816.671.332.8330.4434.36
A- Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter682394680173116131436010240.335.435.5691.00413631285.406.234.423.00015.0921.051.403.8621.7338.75
Seattle Mariners Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter14404922790125523119307951624788137553125341121.255.360.497.85724455575828.288.242.398.00013.5223.591.745.2716.0344.38
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter3291818203140043130102.198.253.319.57229599.259.121.165.0004.0431.317.753.0330.3327.78
Average MLB - Per 162 games16255288140262341061387155616514.254.359.494.85327262652.287.240.394.00013.3623.721.785.2316.1744.15
Average Minor - Per 162 games16257510216830529113648713831560.293.386.513.89929564671.338.220.375.00012.9620.581.594.2720.0737.85

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1984Watertown Pirates NYPLA-pit19OF64--106813115114.9911.78------6598.586.5
1985Fort Lauderdale Yankees FSLA+nya20OF113--2351274254247.9722.19------11796.680.7
1986Fort Lauderdale Yankees FSLA+nya21OF36--8473-9491.9682.53------36100.025.9
1987Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya22OF133--2752066301295.9802.22------13499.395.0
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya22OF7--111-112121.0001.71------7100.04.3
1988Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya23OF38--833118786.9892.26------38100.026.8
1988Seattle MarinersALMLBsea23OF59--134713142141.9932.39------6098.336.6
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya23OF22--5222-5654.9642.45------2588.013.7
1989Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea24OF56--97822107105.9811.88------56100.039.4
1989Seattle MarinersALMLBsea24OF57--106643116112.9661.96------5898.335.2
1990Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea25OF6--141-115151.0002.50------1346.24.2
1990Seattle MarinersALMLBsea25OF40--5512-5856.9661.40------5178.424.7
1990Seattle MarinersALMLBsea25DH10---------------5119.66.2
1991Seattle MarinersALMLBsea26OF131--2441554264259.9811.98------13795.680.9
1992Seattle MarinersALMLBsea27OF150--3141424330328.9942.19------15298.792.6
1993Seattle MarinersALMLBsea28OF148--263862277271.9781.83------15893.791.4
1993Seattle MarinersALMLBsea28DH10---------------1586.36.2
1994Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29OF96--1781122191189.9901.97------10195.085.7
1994Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29DH4---------------1014.03.6
1995Seattle MarinersALMLBsea30OF120--18052-187185.9891.54------12695.282.8
1995Seattle MarinersALMLBsea30DH4---------------1263.22.8
1996Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31RF142--2511031264261.9891.84------15094.788.2
1996Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31DH8---------------1505.35.0
1997Seattle MarinersALMLBsea32RF154--294514300299.9971.94------15798.195.1
1997Seattle MarinersALMLBsea32DH2---------------1571.31.2
1998Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33RF70--127522134132.9851.89------7297.243.5
1998Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33DH1---------------721.40.6
1999Seattle MarinersALMLBsea34RF85--127712135134.9931.58------8797.752.5
1999Seattle MarinersALMLBsea341B1--9--1991.0009.00------871.10.6
2000Seattle MarinersALMLBsea35RF104-8031764--1801801.0001.730.22-----11292.964.2
2000Seattle MarinersALMLBsea35DH1---------------1120.90.6
2001Everett Aqua Sox NwstA-sea36OF3---------------3100.04.0
2001Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea36OF6--10---10101.0001.67------1154.54.2
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea36LF10-6213---13131.0001.300.21-----1952.66.2
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea36DH4---------------1921.12.5
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea36RF2-112---221.0001.000.18-----1910.51.2
MLB Totals for OF - 9 season(s)-   OF830--153770261916331607.9841.94------8300.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 6 season(s)-   RF557-814977317910151008.9931.811.24-----5570.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 9 season(s)-   DH44---------------440.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF10-6213---13131.0001.300.21-----100.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--9--1991.0009.00------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF239--47932910520511.9832.14------2390.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF149--31919104348338.9712.27------1490.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF67--106813115114.9911.70------670.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1984Watertown Pirates NYPLA-pit19---------64-
1985Fort Lauderdale Yankees FSLA+nya20---------113-
1986Fort Lauderdale Yankees FSLA+nya21---------36-
1987Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya22---------133-
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya22---------7-
1988Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya23---------38-
1988Seattle MarinersALMLBsea23---------59-
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya23---------22-
1989Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea24---------56-
1989Seattle MarinersALMLBsea24---------57-
1990Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea25---------6-
1990Seattle MarinersALMLBsea25---------4010
1991Seattle MarinersALMLBsea26---------131-
1992Seattle MarinersALMLBsea27---------150-
1993Seattle MarinersALMLBsea28---------14810
1994Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29---------964
1995Seattle MarinersALMLBsea30---------1204
1996Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31--------142-8
1997Seattle MarinersALMLBsea32--------154-2
1998Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33--------70-1
1999Seattle MarinersALMLBsea34--1-----85--
2000Seattle MarinersALMLBsea35--------104-1
2001Everett Aqua Sox NwstA-sea36---------3-
2001Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea36---------6-
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea36------10-2-4

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1995Seattle MarinersDiv SeriesMLB305242111013002400000.458.500.6251.12515226.526.167.2507.6915.382.003.8524.0018.18
1995Seattle MarinersChamp. SeriesMLB30623572035002800000.304.360.7831.14318525.333.479.5658.0032.004.0012.007.6771.43
1997Seattle MarinersDiv SeriesMLB32413230022003600000.231.375.6921.0679216.200.461.69218.7537.502.0012.506.5066.67
2000Seattle MarinersDiv SeriesMLB3525110011002000000.200.429.8001.229417.000.6001.00028.570.000.0014.295.00100.00
2000Seattle MarinersChamp. SeriesMLB35411020000001600000.182.250.182.4322012.400.000.0918.3350.006.000.000.000.00
2001Seattle MarinersDiv SeriesMLB3623000000002100000.000.400.000.400005.000.000.66740.0020.000.500.000.000.00
2001Seattle MarinersChamp. SeriesMLB3636220011001300000.333.429.8331.262517.500.500.66714.2942.863.0014.296.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 4 yrs134551510460091100000.333.444.6221.06628554.367.289.48916.6720.371.227.4111.2533.33
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs134071120460041700000.275.341.625.96625644.368.350.4509.0938.644.259.0910.0054.55

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2002Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea37Broadcaster1629369.57410.03Lou Piniella-
* 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 [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1995American League Player of the Week (September 11-September 17)1
1996American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2001-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-09-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2000-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
2000-11-10Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1999-12-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1999-11-11Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-12-21ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1994-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-07-21TradeTraded by Yankees with Troy Evers and Rich Balabon to Mariners for Ken Phelps. 
1984-12-20TradeTraded by Pirates with Alfonso Pulido and Dale Berra to Yankees for Tim Foli, Steve Kemp and Cash. 
* 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
1987New York YankeesTeam Payroll2260,000-59537-344,90660,00060,000
1988New York YankeesTeam Payroll2367,000-5833017392,10762,500127,000
1988Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll2367,000-5832617392,10762,500127,000
1989Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll2480,000-5531931429,80262,500207,000
1990Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll25180,000-4791832515,727100,000387,000
1991Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll26247,500-4292039742,231100,000634,500
1992Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll271,445,000-211974++962,245109,0002,079,500
1993Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll282,772,500-112388++968,431109,0004,852,000
1994Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll294,350,000-30297++957,101109,0009,202,000
1995Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll304,066,666-76492++999,520109,00013,268,666
1996Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll315,641,667-23398++957,870109,00018,910,333
1997Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll324,827,962-52395++1,182,177150,00023,738,295
1998Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll335,367,702-46396++1,276,192170,00029,105,997
1999Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll344,816,804-92390++1,454,491200,00033,922,801
2000Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll351,450,000-3051666++1,394,248200,00035,372,801
2001Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll361,850,000-30815661,897,758200,00037,222,801
* 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