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Steve KempHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1973-1988 MLB Years: 1977-1988
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PositionsOF-1080, DH-92, 1B-10Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameSteven F. Kemp
Height6-0Weight195BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateAugust 7,1954 [63.198]PlaceSan Angelo,Texas
High SchoolArcadia (Arcadia,CA)
CollegeUSC (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1976 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsDick Wiencek
MLB DebutApril 7,1977 [22.243]
OrganizationsDET [6] NYA [2] PIT [2] TEX [2] CHA [1] SDN [1] Awards2Awards Voting2-18
TBC Player ID13669Retrosheet IDkemps001MLBAM ID116972
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed43Power71Contact50XBH63RBIs69Runs46Hitting71Durability61Team.505Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1974USCPac8NCAA-1-of1961191526714354230332600000.351.446.534.98010222224.388.183.372.44514.7311.610.792.2338.2032.84
1975USCPac8NCAA-1-of20572075390178136770412700000.435.528.7831.31116238248.461.348.580.57116.5310.890.665.2415.9242.22
1976MontgomerySouAA--21732564174172843000000000.289.289.465.75411927256.266.176.176.3430.000.000.003.1332.0036.49
1976EvansvilleAmerAAA--215217137661431138000000000.386.386.6961.08211928171.344.310.310.4900.000.000.006.4315.5542.42
1976Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         125427781403151981000000000.328.328.557.88523855427.297.229.230.4020.000.000.004.4522.4739.29
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet33of22151552751422941888337193517011.257.343.422.76523351636.277.165.293.34211.1614.621.312.8330.6735.92
1978Detroit TigersALMLBdet33of2315958275161184157923978713339.277.379.399.77823237686.302.122.287.35814.1412.680.902.1938.8022.98
1979Detroit TigersALMLBdet33of241344908815626326105566870228213.318.398.543.94126655570.323.225.361.41111.9312.281.034.5618.8535.26
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet33of-dh251355088814923321101516964419324.293.376.474.85024147591.296.181.325.37811.6810.830.933.5524.1931.54
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet33of2610537252103184949937048104513.277.389.419.80815631447.295.142.347.36915.6610.740.692.0141.3330.10
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22of2716058091166231199877898331688.286.381.428.80924843679.304.142.295.36213.1112.220.932.8030.5325.90
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya21of2810937353901731249104137212317.241.318.399.71714932419.239.158.271.3219.798.830.902.8631.0835.56
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya21of29943133791121741414054134012.291.369.403.77212620361.328.112.249.35111.0814.961.351.9444.7121.98
1985Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit13of3092236195913222110255401415.250.317.347.6648217266.310.097.208.2999.4020.302.160.75118.0028.81
1986Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-of3148160274310252720264400020.269.371.450.8217217186.342.181.356.36413.9823.661.692.6932.0039.53
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23of311316130011104600001.188.350.375.7256120.222.187.500.33620.0030.001.505.0016.0033.33
1987Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-of32121421731122862084237111220550.266.371.504.87521254499.313.238.404.37414.2322.441.584.0121.0548.21
1988Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-of-1b333712112336021913112200310.273.326.372.698458135.310.099.174.3128.1516.302.001.4860.5024.24
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex24dh-of331636280002102900101.222.256.222.4788039.286.000.083.2225.1323.084.500.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter11684058581112817925130634392457660519134825114.278.367.431.79817473344714.296.153.298.00012.2212.831.052.7631.2229.61
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter33111291903287513462115610817820880.291.351.502.8535671341247.309.211.306.0008.6614.271.653.6924.5440.85
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2588731492545811381685610817820880.291.367.513.880448107991.325.222.345.00010.9017.961.653.8322.9742.13
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter732564174172843000000000.289.289.465.75411927256.266.176.176.0000.000.000.003.1332.0036.49
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter118398105157311118109100745300000.394.489.6631.15226460472.425.269.480.00015.6811.230.723.8122.1138.22
Detroit Tigers Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter684250437871111418894222416375362137311370.284.376.450.82611282212930.298.166.319.00012.8012.350.973.0428.1331.08
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter203686901812941990518191346329.264.341.401.74227552780.278.137.261.00010.3811.671.122.4436.1128.73
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter16058091166231199877898331688.286.381.428.80924843679.304.142.295.00013.1112.220.932.8030.5325.90
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter105252206213232220296001416.246.319.349.6688818286.306.103.226.00010.1420.982.071.0584.0029.03
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1636280002102900101.222.256.222.4788039.286.000.083.0005.1323.084.500.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162563811562531888538084327316.278.367.431.79824246654.296.153.298.00012.2212.831.052.7631.2229.61
Average Minor - Per 162 games162553931613762310323538710440.291.351.502.85327866610.309.211.306.0008.6614.271.653.6924.5440.85

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet22OF148--2521051267262.9811.77------15198.091.4
1978Detroit TigersALMLBdet23OF157--3251182344336.9772.14------15998.796.9
1979Detroit TigersALMLBdet24OF120--2291262247241.9762.01------13489.674.5
1979Detroit TigersALMLBdet24DH11---------------1348.26.8
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet25OF85--197413202201.9952.36------13563.052.5
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet25DH46---------------13534.128.4
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet26DH12---------------10511.411.0
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet26OF92--20743-214211.9862.29------10587.684.4
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27OF154--280671293286.9761.86------16096.395.1
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27DH2---------------1601.31.2
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya28DH2---------------1091.81.2
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya28OF101--215533223220.9872.18------10992.762.3
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya29OF75--13824-144140.9721.87------9479.846.3
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya29DH12---------------9412.87.4
1985Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30OF63--1051--1061061.0001.68------9268.539.1
1986Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn31OF24--32---32321.0001.33------4850.016.9
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31OF4--9---991.0002.25------1330.82.5
1987Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex32OF36--496115655.9821.53------12129.825.7
1988Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex331B9--754238179.9758.78------3724.36.4
1988Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex33OF16--22-1-2322.9571.38------3743.211.3
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex331B1--1---111.0001.00------166.30.6
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex33DH7---------------1643.84.3
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex33OF5--5---551.0001.00------1631.33.1
MLB Totals for OF - 11 season(s)-   OF1004--196255371220542017.9822.01------10040.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 7 season(s)-   DH92---------------920.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF76--103621111109.9821.43------760.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B9--754238179.9758.78------90.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet22---------148-
1978Detroit TigersALMLBdet23---------157-
1979Detroit TigersALMLBdet24---------12011
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet25---------8546
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet26---------9212
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27---------1542
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya28---------1012
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya29---------7512
1985Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30---------63-
1986Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn31---------24-
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31---------4-
1987Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex32---------36-
1988Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex33--9------16-
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex33--1------57

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1980American League Player of the Week (September 15-September 21)1
1984American League Player of the Week (May 28-June 3)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
1988-06-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1988-05-25Released by Rangers. 
1988-01-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1987-10-15Released by Rangers. 
1987-03-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1986-09-18Released by Padres. 
1986-06-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
1986-05-08Released by Pirates. 
1984-12-20TradeTraded by Yankees with Tim Foli and Cash to Pirates for Jay Buhner, Alfonso Pulido and Dale Berra. 
1982-12-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1982-11-10Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1981-11-27TradeTraded by Tigers to White Sox for Chet Lemon. 
* 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
1985Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll301,420,000-13199++370,78060,0001,420,000
1986Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll311,220,000-28397++386,34760,0002,640,000
1988Texas RangersTeam Payroll3362,500-60431-392,10762,5002,702,500
* 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