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John BaleTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1996-2011 MLB Years: 1999-2009
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Drafted
Played in Japan
Arizona Fall League

PositionsP-312Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Robert Bale
Height6-4Weight220BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateMay 22,1974 [44.147]PlaceCheverly,Maryland
High SchoolCrestview (Crestview,FL)
CollegeUniversity of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg,MS), Coastal Alabama CC-Brewton (Brewton,AL)

DraftedSelected by the Toronto Blue Jays [Team Picks] in the 5th round (129th overall) of the 1996 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 6th round (164th overall) of the 1995 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 12th round (334th overall) of the 1994 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsAlvin RittmanService Time3.016 (2008)
MLB DebutSeptember 30,1999 [25.131]
OrganizationsTOR [5] KCA [3] NYN [2] ATL [1] BAL [1] CIN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID1263Retrosheet IDbalej001MLBAM ID150469
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts69Walks58Hittable55SO/BB68vsPower55Hitting2Durability44Team.477Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1996St. Catharines StompersNYPLA-tor-ST22324.86880000033.0392118211354201.5010.530.542.979.453.18.600-
1997Hagerstown SunsSALAtor-ST23774.30252500000140.01308367116315511001.388.340.714.049.942.46.500-
1998Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-S/R24454.6424915005466.0683934523786101.389.270.683.1410.643.39.444-
1998Knoxville SmokiesSouAAtor-Rel24006.7530300201.01111000000.756.756.75----0.00--
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0454.6827918007467.0694035623786101.379.220.803.0710.433.39.444-
1999Knoxville SmokiesSouAAtor-Rel25223.7533429009162.0643226716914001.289.241.012.3113.145.69.500-
1999Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor-S/R25033.97642000022.2161410110101001.156.350.403.973.971.00.000-
1999Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0253.8139831009184.18046368261015001.258.470.852.7510.693.88.286-
1999Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor49Rel250013.5010100002.02331240002.009.004.509.0018.002.00-8.63
2000Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor26S/R26343.1921129002079.0683528441704001.387.750.464.677.971.71.429-
2000Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor7Rel260014.7320200003.25761360002.1812.272.457.3614.732.00-5.86
2001Gulf Coast OriolesGCLRkbal-ST27002.2522000004.01110271000.752.25--4.5015.753.50--
2001Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal49S/R27112.05972000030.2318715411001.179.100.291.4712.038.20.500-
2001Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0112.081192000034.2329817482001.128.310.261.8212.466.86.500-
2001Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal49Rel27103.0414014003026.218149217211001.316.070.675.747.091.241.0004.36
2002Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn49Rel28223.5412210004028.022111127271001.047.070.642.258.683.86.500-
2003Gulf Coast BravesGCLRkatl-Rel29203.00190190014227.02010908131101.046.67--2.674.331.631.000-
2003Louisville BatsILAAAcin49Rel29413.30262240014443.2361716113431001.127.420.212.688.863.31.800-
2003Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-Rel29013.29808001013.2115503150001.027.24--1.989.885.00.000-
2003Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0623.20532510029683.0673230124712101.087.150.112.567.582.96.750-
2003Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin57ST29124.471091000046.0502423712371001.349.711.362.337.193.08.3334.17
2004nullIntl-49ST3011104.21252501000160.0165867516621734001.429.260.903.489.712.79.524-
2005nullIntl--R/CL31213.19510510002453.2442419916721001.127.381.512.6812.074.50.667-
2006nullIntl-49Rel32122.93305250011643.0451614511461001.309.421.052.309.634.18.333-
2007Wichita WranglersTexAAkca-ST33004.5033000004.05221200001.7511.252.254.50--0.00--
2007Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-S/R33012.84844000012.2135401120001.119.24--0.718.5312.00.000-
2007Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0013.241174000016.2187613120001.269.720.541.626.484.00.000-
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca49Rel33114.0526026005040.0451818117422001.5510.130.233.839.452.47.5002.74
2008Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca-S/R34005.4021100001.23110030001.8016.20----16.200.00--
2008Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-S/R340310.801073000011.21714143580001.8913.112.313.866.171.60.000-
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--S/R00310.121284000012.020151535110001.8713.502.023.377.422.20.000-
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca49S/R34034.3913310001026.229131316141001.319.790.342.024.722.33.0003.24
2009Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca-Rel35001.3560600106.24210150000.755.40--1.356.755.00--
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca49Rel35015.72430430012128.0341918318242001.8410.800.955.727.621.33.0004.69
2010Hiroshima Toyo CarpJap CenIntl--Rel36037.0930030000126.2292321315210001.659.791.015.067.091.40.000-
2011Camden RiversharksAtlInd-49Rel37122.3552151000461.0571816417501001.218.360.592.497.342.94.333-
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter374.66109129700211171.2183989016751487001.499.480.833.897.671.97.3000.79
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter28323.9022590135005211584.25493012553921161335401.298.390.603.239.372.91.467-
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter10163.53100386200214239.02141099512852268001.247.960.453.168.402.66.385-
AA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter223.67478390012174.0773831919994001.269.121.072.2511.725.21.500-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter454.6424915005466.0683934523786101.389.270.683.1410.643.39.444-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter774.30252500000140.01308367116315511001.388.340.714.049.942.46.500-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter324.86880000033.0392118211354201.5010.530.542.979.453.18.600-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter202.90212190014231.0211110010202101.006.10--2.905.812.001.000-
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter122.3552151000461.0571816417501001.218.360.592.497.342.94.333-
Intl Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter14164.0913630106101131282.2283149129331043126001.368.981.053.309.903.00.467-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter154.64823790018194.11085049541805001.5710.230.473.887.581.95.167-
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter103.0414014003026.218149217211001.316.070.675.747.091.241.000-
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter124.471091000046.0502423712371001.349.711.362.337.193.08.333-
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter0014.2930300005.2710925100002.1211.123.187.9415.882.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings494.661381512300271220.023212411420951879001.499.480.833.897.671.97.3080.79
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings10123.9084345000194220.020511295157922913101.298.390.603.239.372.91.455-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2002Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn49p28121000000001100000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.000.35250.0050.001.000.000.000.00
2003Louisville BatsILAAAcin49p29275000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2003Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin57p291017020000000800000.118.118.118.2362017.222.000.000.1050.0047.060.000.000.000.00
2004HiroshimaJap CenIntl493025571900020003100002.158.158.158.3169057.346.000.000.1410.0054.390.000.000.000.00
2006HiroshimaJap CenIntl4932305000000000400000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0080.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1017020000000800000.118.118.118.2362017.222.000.000.0000.0047.060.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter396000000001400000.000.143.000.143007.000.000.167.00014.2957.144.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter396000000001400000.000.143.000.143007.000.000.167.00014.2957.144.000.000.000.00
Intl Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter55621900020003500002.145.145.145.2909062.333.000.000.0000.0056.450.000.000.000.00
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1017020000000800000.118.118.118.2362017.222.000.000.0000.0047.060.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162275032000000013000000.118.118.118.236320275.222.000.000.0000.0047.060.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162250000000041700000.000.143.000.1430029.000.000.167.00014.2957.144.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1996St. Catharines Stompers NYPLA-tor22P8---71187.8750.88------8100.010.5
1997Hagerstown Suns SALAtor23P25--620122726.9631.04------25100.018.1
1998Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor24P24--274-139.6920.38------24100.017.1
1999Knoxville Smokies SouAAtor25P33--341-87.8750.21------33100.023.6
1999Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor25P6--23--551.0000.83------6100.04.2
1999Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25P1-2-------------1100.00.6
2000Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor26P21---71187.8750.33------21100.015.0
2000Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26P2-3-------------2100.01.2
2001Gulf Coast Orioles GCLRkbal27P2--11--221.0001.00------2100.03.6
2001Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal27P9--311-54.8000.44------9100.06.3
2001Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27P14-2612--331.0000.210.12-----14100.08.7
2002Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn28P12--15--661.0000.50------12100.08.4
2003Louisville Bats ILAAAcin29P26--111-32.6670.08------2796.318.2
2003Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn29P8---------------8100.05.6
2003Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29P1094617--881.0000.800.17-----10100.06.2
2007Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca33P3---------------3100.02.1
2007Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca33P8--11--221.0000.25------8100.05.6
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33P26-4018-1991.0000.350.23-----26100.016.0
2008Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca34P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2008Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca34P10---2--221.0000.20------10100.06.9
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34P13326-9-1991.0000.690.35-----13100.08.0
2009Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca35P6--1---111.0000.17------6100.04.3
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35P43-28351198.8890.190.29-----43100.026.5
MLB Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P10912171631133837.9740.340.22-----1090.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P100--820313128.9030.28------1000.00.0
AA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P44--451-109.9000.20------440.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P24--274-139.6920.38------240.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P25--620122726.9631.04------250.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P8---71187.8750.88------80.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2--11--221.0001.00------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1996St. Catharines Stompers NYPLA-tor228----------
1997Hagerstown Suns SALAtor2325----------
1998Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor2424----------
1999Knoxville Smokies SouAAtor2533----------
1999Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor256----------
1999Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor251----------
2000Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor2621----------
2000Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor262----------
2001Gulf Coast Orioles GCLRkbal272----------
2001Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal279----------
2001Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2714----------
2002Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn2812----------
2003Louisville Bats ILAAAcin2926----------
2003Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn298----------
2003Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin2910----------
2007Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca333----------
2007Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca338----------
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3326----------
2008Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca342----------
2008Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca3410----------
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3413----------
2009Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca356----------
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3543----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1999Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor251215.001028000015.033292551412003.1319.803.008.407.200.8617.40.333
2007Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB330015.4330300002.1544101002.3819.293.860.003.86015.43.000
2008Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB34014.91440000014.213882211001.067.981.231.236.755.504.91.000
2011Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB37003.3860600008.0933022001.3810.130.002.252.251.003.38.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs1215.001028000015.033292551412003.1319.803.008.407.200.8617.40.333
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs015.401349000025.02715153414001.249.721.081.445.043.505.40.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3412000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs12000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-03-25Released by Tigers 
2011-01-10ContractSigned by Tigers 
2009-12-10Released by Royals 
2009-05-24InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-04-01InjuredDisabled -- Thyroid surgery 
2008-12-16ContractSigned by Royals (1-year) 
2008-09-02InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-06-24InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2008-04-17InjuredDisabled -- Left shoulder fatigue 
2007-07-14InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-04-01InjuredDisabled -- Shoulder and back strain 
2006-12-08ContractSigned by Royals (2-years) 
2003-12-10Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-05-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
2003-05-03Released by Mets. 
2002-10-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
2002-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-04-03TradeTraded by Orioles to Mets for Gary Matthews. 
2000-12-11TradeTraded by Blue Jays to Orioles for Jayson Werth. 
* 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
1999Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll25200,000-80743-1,454,491200,000200,000
2000Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll26175,000-79539-1,394,248200,000375,000
2001Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll27200,000-77140-1,897,758200,000575,000
2003Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll29300,000-70335-2,163,527300,000875,000
2007Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll331,800,000-33912582,459,737380,0002,675,000
2008Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll342,200,0003.01630710672,696,252390,0004,875,000
2009Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll351,200,000-40018512,746,792400,0006,075,000
* 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