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Mel HallTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1978-2002 MLB Years: 1981-1996
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Drafted
Rated Prospect

PositionsOF-1495, DH-150, LF-3, RF-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMelvin Hall Jr.
Height6-1Weight185BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateSeptember 16,1960 [58.153]PlaceLyons,New York
High SchoolPort Byron (Port Byron,NY)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (39th overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-CHN-#4
MLB DebutSeptember 3,1981 [20.352]
OrganizationsCHN [7] CLE [5] NYA [4] CHA [1] SFN [1] Awards4Awards Voting1-32
TBC Player ID12340Retrosheet IDhallm001MLBAM ID115348
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1983
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed49Power69Contact59XBH64RBIs77Runs67Hitting77Durability69Team.469Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1978Gulf Coast CubsGCLRkchn-of174314530427321742221412000.290.387.421.8086112170.310.131.297.37012.948.240.641.1872.5028.57
1979Geneva CubsNYPLA-chn-of1866251497918535343354112300.315.397.462.85911626292.362.147.291.38411.9914.041.171.0383.6732.91
1980Quad Cities CubsMidwAchn-of1997347541021446422110516552300.294.389.409.79814224408.344.115.294.36512.5015.931.271.4757.8323.53
1980Midland CubsTexAAchn-193712817367311421143700000.281.352.406.7585211142.389.125.242.3449.8626.062.640.70128.0030.56
1980Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1344757113821775623116510252300.291.380.408.78819435550.355.117.280.36011.8218.551.571.2767.8625.36
1981Midland CubsTexAAchn-of2013153398170345249518145011736650.319.377.537.91428663598.367.218.319.4078.3619.572.344.0122.2137.06
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32of201011110012001400000.091.167.364.5314112.000.273.364.2448.3333.334.008.3311.00100.00
1982Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-of2113350211616534632125199427014690.329.377.612.98930772555.328.283.386.4247.5712.611.675.7715.6943.64
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27of21248062132040151720110.263.318.350.66828588.328.087.138.2985.6819.323.400.000.0023.81
1983Midland CubsTexAAchn-of22619992137205200000.474.5831.1581.74122624.429.6841.053.70220.838.330.4012.506.3366.67
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27of22112410601162351756664210131264.283.352.488.84020045458.337.205.307.3689.1722.052.403.7124.1238.79
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27of2348150254211342221122300232.280.329.473.8027118164.304.193.280.3477.3214.021.922.4437.5042.86
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27of2383257436613173011355520553.257.344.397.74110221299.295.140.276.33011.7118.391.572.3436.7131.82
1984Totals for MLB-MLB         13140768108244115232477820785.265.339.425.76417339463.298.160.278.33610.1516.851.662.3837.0036.11
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27of242366721600120181200102.318.387.409.79627675.382.091.197.35810.6716.001.500.000.0028.57
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27of2514044268131292187762336520388.296.346.493.83921849480.312.197.281.3636.8813.541.973.7524.5637.40
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27of2614248557136211187654206810267.280.309.439.74821340508.294.159.202.3203.9413.393.403.5426.9429.41
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27of2715051569144324671732850028128.280.312.392.70420242553.296.112.175.3065.069.041.791.0885.8329.17
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya27of28113361549490175800213701849.260.295.427.72215426391.244.167.224.3185.379.461.764.3521.2427.66
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya27dh-of29113360419323212460064620327.258.272.433.70515637371.266.175.192.3091.6212.407.673.2330.0039.78
1991New York YankeesALMLBnya27of3014149267140232198001264030666.285.321.455.77622444527.276.170.222.3404.937.591.543.6125.8931.43
1992New York YankeesALMLBnya27of31152583671633631581422953109413.280.310.429.73925054622.282.149.202.3284.668.521.832.4138.8733.13
1996Nashville SoundsAmerAAAcha-35415140011001100000.267.313.467.7807116.231.200.267.3376.256.251.006.2515.0025.00
1996San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn2lf352525330005001400100.120.148.120.2683027.136.000.040.1273.7014.814.000.000.000.00
2002Fort Worth CatsCentralInd-4122811326500100051300000.321.360.383.74331586.382.062.123.3325.8115.122.600.000.0019.23
2002Springfield/Ozark MountaiCentralInd-41532041766150037202025000012.324.384.397.7818115224.369.073.181.3508.9311.161.250.000.0022.73
1984Totals for Central-Central         752853092200047202538000012.323.377.393.77011220310.372.070.165.3528.0612.261.520.000.0021.74
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter127642375681171229251346203122267575164515769.276.318.437.75518523884575.290.161.226.0005.8412.572.152.9331.6233.13
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter517194037460711627723547039220347111618140.313.383.512.8959932152205.348.199.328.0009.9815.741.583.2726.9435.42
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter13751711716934633126199437114690.327.376.607.98331473571.325.280.383.0007.5312.431.655.7815.6743.20
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1746801242154392811622156915636650.316.379.529.90836080764.373.213.325.0009.0320.422.263.6624.2937.21
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter97347541021446422110516552300.294.389.409.79814224408.344.115.294.00012.5015.931.271.4757.8323.53
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter66251497918535343354112300.315.397.462.85911626292.362.147.291.00011.9914.041.171.0383.6732.91
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4314530427321742221412000.290.387.421.8086112170.310.131.297.00012.948.240.641.1872.5028.57
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter752853092200047202538000012.323.377.393.77011220310.372.070.165.0008.0612.261.520.000.0021.74
New York Yankees Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter519179622949091763265438217661261635.273.303.437.7407841611911.270.164.210.0004.299.212.153.3028.5132.86
Cleveland Indians Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter5381765244498101849266191112425052193128.282.328.432.7607621581915.302.150.224.0006.4813.052.022.5636.0231.73
Chicago Cubs Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter19465192180371022848860145515106.276.340.465.80530369722.323.189.281.0008.3120.082.423.0529.5938.33
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2525330005001400100.120.148.120.2683027.136.000.040.0003.7014.814.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16253872149293177943347321679.276.318.437.75523549581.290.161.226.0005.8412.572.152.9331.6233.13
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626081171903682311122126910935640.313.383.512.89531167691.348.199.328.0009.9815.741.583.2726.9435.42

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Gulf Coast Cubs GCLRkchn17OF41--97541106102.9622.49------4395.375.9
1979Geneva Cubs NYPLA-chn18OF63--113571125118.9441.87------6695.591.3
1980Quad Cities Cubs MidwAchn19OF91--171951185180.9731.98------9793.865.5
1981Midland Cubs TexAAchn20OF128--3021485324316.9752.47------13197.7191.0
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn20OF3---------------1030.02.9
1982Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn21OF131--3171391339330.9732.52------13398.597.0
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21OF22--424314946.9392.09------2491.713.6
1983Midland Cubs TexAAchn22OF4--8---881.0002.00------666.72.9
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22OF112--239832250247.9882.21------112100.069.1
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23OF69--14331-147146.9932.12------8383.142.6
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23OF46--695327774.9611.61------4895.828.6
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23DH9---------------8310.85.6
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24OF15--18---18181.0001.20------2365.29.3
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24DH5---------------2321.73.1
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25OF126--233771247240.9721.90------14090.077.8
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25DH7---------------1405.04.3
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26OF122--264332270267.9892.19------14285.975.3
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26DH14---------------1429.98.6
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27OF141--2883101301291.9672.06------15094.087.0
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27DH6---------------1504.03.7
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya28OF75--141312145144.9931.92------11366.446.6
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya28DH34---------------11330.121.1
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya29DH54---------------11347.833.3
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya29OF50--7022-7472.9731.44------11344.230.9
1991New York YankeesALMLBnya30OF120--221832232229.9871.91------14185.174.1
1991New York YankeesALMLBnya30DH10---------------1417.16.2
1992New York YankeesALMLBnya31OF136--2831032296293.9902.15------15289.584.0
1992New York YankeesALMLBnya31DH11---------------1527.26.8
1996San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35LF3---------------2512.01.9
1996San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35RF1---------------254.00.6
MLB Totals for OF - 12 season(s)-   OF1037--201156391521062067.9811.99------10370.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 9 season(s)-   DH150---------------1500.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF3---------------30.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF131--3171391339330.9732.52------1310.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF132--3101485332324.9762.45------1320.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF91--171951185180.9731.98------910.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF63--113571125118.9441.87------630.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF41--97541106102.9622.49------410.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Gulf Coast Cubs GCLRkchn17---------41-
1979Geneva Cubs NYPLA-chn18---------63-
1980Quad Cities Cubs MidwAchn19---------91-
1981Midland Cubs TexAAchn20---------128-
1981Chicago CubsNLMLBchn20---------3-
1982Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn21---------131-
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21---------22-
1983Midland Cubs TexAAchn22---------4-
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22---------112-
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23---------699
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23---------46-
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24---------155
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25---------1267
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26---------12214
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27---------1416
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya28---------7534
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya29---------5054
1991New York YankeesALMLBnya30---------12010
1992New York YankeesALMLBnya31---------13611
1996San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35------3-1--

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1983National League Player of the Week (August 22-August 28) ... NL Player of the Month (August)2
1987American League Player of the Week (September 7-September 13)1
1992American League Player of the Week (June 15-June 21)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1996-06-24Released by White Sox. 
1996-06-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1996-05-22Released by Giants. 
1996-02-26ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1992-10-30Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-11-30ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1989-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-03-19TradeTraded by Indians to Yankees for Turner Ward and Joel Skinner. 
1984-06-13TradeTraded by Cubs with Darryl Banks, Don Schulze and Joe Carter to Indians for Ron Hassey, George Frazier and Rick Sutcliffe. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 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
1985Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll24210,000-3971535370,78060,000210,000
1986Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll25350,000-309956386,34760,000560,000
1987Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll26550,000-190773++344,90660,0001,110,000
1988Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll27725,000-153679++392,10762,5001,835,000
1989New York YankeesTeam Payroll28925,000-122785++429,80262,5002,760,000
1990New York YankeesTeam Payroll291,100,000-127882++515,727100,0003,860,000
1991New York YankeesTeam Payroll301,100,000-1921073++742,231100,0004,960,000
1992New York YankeesTeam Payroll311,300,000-2201273++962,245109,0006,260,000
1996San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll35120,000-7202720957,870109,0006,380,000
* 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