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Jim KernTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1968-1986 MLB Years: 1974-1986
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PositionsP-429Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Lester Kern
Height6-5Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 15,1949 [69.095]PlaceGladwin,Michigan

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1967 by the Cleveland Indians.
MLB DebutSeptember 6,1974 [25.175]
OrganizationsCLE [11] TEX [5] CHA [2] MIL [2] CIN [1] PHI [1] Awards2Awards Voting2-50
TBC Player ID13699Retrosheet IDkernj001MLBAM ID117012
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts79Walks13Hittable62SO/BB41vsPower62Hitting0Durability32Team.490Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1968nullRk--Rel19443.8012012000045.0443219032480001.698.80--6.409.601.50.500-
1968nullA--Rel19036.7512012000028.0293021026250001.969.32--8.368.040.96.000-
1968Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0474.9324024000073.0736240058730001.799.00--7.159.001.26.3642.77
1970nullA--Rel21564.8814014000072.0574739070710001.767.13--8.758.881.01.455-
1970nullA+--Rel21006.00404000015.091210020200001.935.40--12.0012.001.00--
1970Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0565.0718018000087.0665949090910001.796.83--9.319.411.01.4553.65
1971nullA+--Rel22796.57240240000100.099917301001090001.998.91--9.009.811.09.438-
1972nullA---Rel233114.33220220000104.0875550073900001.547.53--6.327.791.23.214-
1973nullAA--Rel241172.98250250000166.0130765501291820001.567.05--6.999.871.41.611-
1974nullAAA--Rel251772.52250250000189.0139635301042200001.296.62--4.9510.482.12.708-
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34S/R25014.70431100015.01698114110101.969.390.598.226.460.79.0004.73
1975nullAAA--Rel26116.43303000014.0121010011110001.647.71--7.077.071.00.500-
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34S/R26123.771376001071.2603130545553151.477.530.635.656.911.22.3334.05
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34R/CL271072.3750248003115117.29138312501116251.206.960.153.828.492.22.5882.37
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34R/CL288103.426006000461892.0853935347914061.438.320.294.608.901.94.4442.91
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34R/CL2910103.085805800431399.0773634458955031.366.980.365.268.611.64.5003.04
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex34CL301351.5771071005729143.09935255621365021.136.230.313.908.562.19.7222.63
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex34Rel313114.83381370015263.0653834445403121.749.240.576.395.680.89.2144.54
1981Wichita AerosAmerAAAtex-ST32000.0022000006.02000560001.173.00--7.509.001.20--
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex34Rel32122.70230230015630.021109022201111.436.30--6.606.000.91.3333.57
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34Rel33352.84500500026276.0612724348439221.437.220.365.685.090.90.3754.07
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha67Rel33215.1413112007328.0201616312232001.146.430.963.867.391.92.6673.75
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha67Rel34000.0010100000.21100001001.5013.50------0.00-2.76
1984El Paso DiablosTexAAmil-Rel35206.00817002115.019101008133001.8011.40--4.807.801.631.000-
1984Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi37Rel350110.13808005013.020161531083002.2513.502.036.755.400.80.0006.74
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil31Rel35100.0060600304.26000340001.9311.57--5.797.711.331.0002.98
1985Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-Rel36002.8950500409.03331840001.182.890.967.713.860.50--
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil42Rel36016.55505001011.014881533001.7311.450.824.092.450.60.0004.68
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle46Rel37117.9016016004027.0342824123113032.0911.200.337.573.620.48.5005.30
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter53573.32416144021025488790.167033229335444651488291.407.600.405.047.391.47.4820.72
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter50484.0415631530061763.063042934315867993001.597.430.016.919.421.36.510-
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1882.72352330040218.0156766611282410001.306.430.045.289.931.88.692-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1373.23331320021181.0149866501371953001.587.41--6.819.701.42.650-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter796.50280280000115.01081038301201290001.988.45--9.3910.101.08.438-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter595.40260260000100.0867760096960001.827.74--8.648.641.00.357-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3114.33220220000104.0875550073900001.547.53--6.327.791.23.214-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter443.8012012000045.0443219032480001.698.80--6.409.601.50.500-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter30313.44201121891012546421.036318116216237374214221.427.720.345.047.951.58.492-
Texas Rangers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter17182.591321131008737236.0185836891291969251.337.050.344.917.461.52.486-
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter352.84500500026276.0612724348439221.437.220.365.685.090.90.375-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter215.0214113007328.2211716312233001.156.590.943.777.221.92.667-
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter114.6011011004015.220881873001.7911.490.574.604.020.88.500-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0110.13808005013.020161531083002.2513.502.036.755.400.80.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings15163.321154111007024220.018692811012318113281.407.600.405.047.391.47.4840.72
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14144.04451440020220.01821249901692301001.597.430.016.919.421.36.500-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34p29581000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34p33507000000001500000.000.125.000.125008.000.000.143.08812.5062.505.000.000.000.00
1984Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi37p3581000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1169000000001700000.000.100.000.1000010.000.000.111.00010.0070.007.000.000.000.00
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter507000000001500000.000.125.000.125008.000.000.143.00012.5062.505.000.000.000.00
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter581000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter81000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162130000000011000000.000.100.000.1000014.000.000.111.00010.0070.007.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25P4-15-1--111.0000.250.07-----4100.02.5
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26P13-714112-1715.8821.150.21-----13100.08.2
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27P50-117714322421.8750.420.18-----50100.031.4
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28P60-92513322118.8570.300.20-----60100.037.3
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29P58-99416--20201.0000.340.20-----58100.036.5
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex30P71-143916713225.7810.350.17-----71100.043.8
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex31P38-63-12-112121.0000.320.19-----38100.023.6
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex32P23-30331-76.8570.260.20-----23100.021.9
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin33P50-76315--18181.0000.360.24-----50100.030.9
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33P13-2833--661.0000.460.21-----13100.08.0
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34P1---------------1100.00.6
1984El Paso Diablos TexAAmil35P8---12131.3330.13------8100.05.9
1984Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35P8-13-2--221.0000.250.15-----8100.04.9
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil35P6-41---111.0000.170.25-----6100.03.7
1985Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil36P5--13--441.0000.80------5100.03.5
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil36P5-1123-1551.0001.000.45-----5100.03.1
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle37P16-2726--881.0000.500.30-----16100.09.9
MLB Totals for P - 13 season(s)-   P416-78943115167174158.9080.380.20-----4160.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P5--13--441.0000.80------50.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P8---12131.3330.13------80.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1974Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle254----------
1975Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2613----------
1976Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2750----------
1977Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2860----------
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2958----------
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex3071----------
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex3138----------
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex3223----------
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3350----------
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3313----------
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha341----------
1984El Paso Diablos TexAAmil358----------
1984Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi358----------
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil356----------
1985Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil365----------
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil365----------
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3716----------

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1979AL Pitcher of the Month (May) ... AL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1986-06-17Released by Indians. 
1986-02-25ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1985-06-17Released by Brewers. 
1985-01-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Brewers. 
1984-11-08Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1984-08-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Brewers. 
1984-07-27Released by Phillies. 
1984-06-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Phillies. 
1984-03-01Released by White Sox. 
1982-08-23TradeTraded by Reds to White Sox for Leo Garcia and Wade Rowdon. 
1982-02-10TradeTraded by Mets with Greg Harris and Alex Trevino to Reds for George Foster. 
1981-12-11TradeTraded by Rangers to Mets for Dan Boitano and Doug Flynn. 
1978-10-03TradeTraded by Indians with Larvell Blanks to Rangers for Len Barker and Bobby Bonds. 
1967-09-04ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
* 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
1985Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll3660,000-51628-370,78060,00060,000
1986Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll3790,000-5202126386,34760,000150,000
* 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