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Jimmy KeyTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1980-1998 MLB Years: 1984-1998
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Drafted
Rated Prospect
World Series Champion

PositionsP-524, DH-1Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Edward Key
Height6-1Weight190BatsRightThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 22,1961 [57.116]PlaceHuntsville,Alabama
High SchoolS.R. Butler (Huntsville,AL)
CollegeClemson University (Clemson,SC)

DraftedSelected by the Toronto Blue Jays [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (56th overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago White Sox [Team Picks] in the 10th round (243rd overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsTim Wilken
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1984-TOR-#7
MLB DebutApril 6,1984 [22.349]
OrganizationsTOR [11] NYA [4] BAL [2] Awards3Awards Voting5-305
TBC Player ID13715Retrosheet IDkey-j001MLBAM ID117032
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Player Notes:   Member of the 1982 United States National Baseball team ... Opening Day Starter for Toronto Blue Jays in 1987-1989, New York Yankees in 1993-1995 and Baltimore Orioles in 1997 ... Inducted into the Clemson University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts42Walks83Hittable54SO/BB75vsPower54Hitting0Durability75Team.551Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1980Clemson UniversityACCNCAA-1S/R19752.99191544100111.0855037040520001.126.87--3.234.201.30.583-
1981Clemson UniversityACCNCAA-1S/R20465.5218153310091.01096456036450001.5910.74--3.554.431.25.400-
1982Clemson UniversityACCNCAA-1ST21932.79161607000116.01104736028940001.198.53--2.177.293.36.750-
1982Medicine Hat Blue JaysPioRktor-ST21212.30550100031.027128010251001.187.76--2.877.182.50.667-
1982Florence Blue JaysSALAtor-ST21523.72990000058.05933241018492001.339.161.552.797.602.72.714-
1982Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0733.2214140100089.08645321028743001.288.661.012.827.462.64.700-
1983Knoxville Blue JaysSouAAtor-ST22652.85141402000101.0863532440576001.257.660.363.565.081.43.545-
1983Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-ST22484.1316151201089.08758411433716001.348.761.413.327.152.15.333-
1983Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST010133.45302914010190.01739373187312812001.298.180.853.456.051.75.435-
1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27R/CL23454.656306300241062.0703732832443111.6510.161.164.656.391.38.4444.62
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22ST241463.00353233000212.218877712250856121.127.960.932.123.601.70.7003.96
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22ST2514113.57363514200232.0222989224741413031.288.610.932.875.471.91.5603.90
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22ST261782.76363608100261.0210938024661618521.067.240.832.285.552.44.6803.61
1988Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-ST27200.00440000021.0152001110000.756.33--0.424.6411.001.000-
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22ST271253.29212102200131.012755481330651051.208.700.892.064.452.17.7063.87
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22ST2813143.88333305100216.0226999318271184131.179.420.751.134.924.37.4813.17
1990Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-ST29202.50330000018.0217503141001.3310.50--1.507.004.671.000-
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22ST291374.25272700000154.216979732022880111.239.831.161.285.124.00.6503.80
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22ST3016123.05333302200209.0207847112441251031.208.900.521.895.372.84.5713.08
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22ST3113133.53333304200216.2205888524591175041.228.521.002.454.861.98.5004.02
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya22ST321863.00343404200236.2219847926431733011.118.330.991.646.584.02.7503.51
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya22ST331743.27252501000168.017768611052978131.369.480.542.795.201.87.8103.73
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya22ST34125.64550000030.040201936141001.5211.870.891.784.152.33.3334.06
1996Gulf Coast YankeesGCLRknya-ST35100.0011000005.032000100000.605.40----18.000.001.000-
1996Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-ST35002.77220000013.0104411110000.856.920.690.697.6211.00--
1996Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0102.00330000018.0136411210000.786.500.500.5010.5021.001.000-
1996New York YankeesALMLBnya22ST3512114.68303000000169.0171938821581162021.359.091.123.086.172.00.5224.48
1997Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal21ST3616103.43343401100212.0210908124821414151.388.901.023.485.981.72.6154.48
1998Frederick KeysCaroA+bal-ST37103.0011000006.04222260001.006.003.003.009.003.001.000-
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal21S/R37634.20251114004079.0773937523531131.268.740.572.616.012.30.6673.61
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter1861173.5147038981341328102588.225181104101025466815385012381.238.740.882.325.342.30.6140.90
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter23163.04555415010342.13121551163110825416001.228.190.812.836.662.35.590-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter484.1316151201089.08758411433716001.348.761.413.327.152.15.333-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter652.85141402000101.0863532440576001.257.660.363.565.081.43.545-
A+ Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter501.7010100000058.050151137421000.987.710.461.086.486.001.000-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter523.72990000058.05933241018492001.339.161.552.797.602.72.714-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter311.98660100036.030148010351001.107.43--2.488.673.50.750-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter20143.645346714200318.230416112901041910001.288.59--2.945.391.84.588-
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter116813.4231725067281024101693.21624710645165404944319241.208.620.882.145.012.34.589-
New York Yankees Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter48233.68949405200603.06072652476015940014161.279.040.892.375.962.52.676-
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter22133.645945141140291.2287129118291051945281.348.860.893.245.991.85.629-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings16103.51403373121220.0214948622571314131.238.740.882.325.342.30.6150.90
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15103.04353503010220.02009974206916310001.228.190.812.836.662.35.600-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1980Clemson UniversityACCNCAA-1p1945103192820319000000000.272.272.379.651395103.250.107.107.2900.000.000.002.9134.3317.86
1981Clemson UniversityACCNCAA-1p205316744539131832311800000.317.424.437.8617313198.342.120.311.39815.669.090.581.5255.6724.53
1982Clemson UniversityACCNCAA-1p2155195507021144983242200000.359.429.538.96710526219.391.179.328.42910.9610.050.921.8348.7537.14
1997Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal21p3612000000000201000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12000000000201000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1534651131513221086115554000000.325.396.467.86321744520.340.142.273.00010.587.690.731.9246.5029.14
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12000000000201000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623240000000003240162000.000.000.000.00000486.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1982Medicine Hat Blue Jays PioRktor21P5--272-119.8181.80------5100.07.1
1982Florence Blue Jays SALAtor21P9--7132-2220.9092.22------9100.06.4
1983Knoxville Blue Jays SouAAtor22P14--7255-3732.8652.29------14100.09.6
1983Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor22P16--6182-2624.9231.50------16100.011.5
1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23P63-629111-2120.9520.320.32-----63100.038.9
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24P35-2121552337067.9571.910.32-----35100.021.7
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24DH1---------------352.90.6
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25P36-2321842-460601.0001.670.26-----36100.022.2
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26P36-2611744356461.9531.690.23-----36100.022.2
1988Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor27P4--21--331.0000.75------4100.02.9
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27P21-131519-124241.0001.140.18-----21100.013.0
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28P33-2161144225755.9651.670.25-----33100.020.4
1990Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor29P3--3---331.0001.00------3100.02.2
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29P27-154822133130.9681.110.19-----27100.016.7
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor30P33-2092237236159.9671.790.28-----33100.020.4
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31P33-2161827124645.9781.360.21-----33100.020.4
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya32P34-2361433415147.9221.380.20-----34100.021.0
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya33P25-168640234846.9581.840.27-----25100.022.1
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya34P5-3043-2771.0001.400.23-----5100.03.5
1996Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya35P2--11--221.0001.00------2100.01.5
1996New York YankeesALMLBnya35P30-169930114039.9751.300.23-----30100.018.5
1997Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36P34-2121237225149.9611.440.23-----34100.021.0
1998Frederick Keys CaroA+bal37P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37P25-79411-315151.0000.600.19-----25100.015.4
MLB Totals for P - 15 season(s)-   P470-25871724522235646624.9661.330.24-----4700.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P16--6182-2624.9231.50------160.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P14--7255-3732.8652.29------140.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P10--63--991.0000.90------100.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P9--7132-2220.9092.22------90.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P5--272-119.8181.80------50.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1982Medicine Hat Blue Jays PioRktor215----------
1982Florence Blue Jays SALAtor219----------
1983Knoxville Blue Jays SouAAtor2214----------
1983Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor2216----------
1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2363----------
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2435---------1
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2536----------
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2636----------
1988Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor274----------
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2721----------
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2833----------
1990Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor293----------
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2927----------
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor3033----------
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor3133----------
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya3234----------
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya3325----------
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya345----------
1996Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya352----------
1996New York YankeesALMLBnya3530----------
1997Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3634----------
1998Frederick Keys CaroA+bal371----------
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3725----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1985Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB24015.192008.21552502.0715.580.002.085.192.500.00.000
1989Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB28104.501006.0732201.5010.500.003.003.001.000.001.000
1991Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB30003.001006.0521101.007.500.001.501.501.000.00.000
1992Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB31000.001003.0202101.336.000.006.003.000.500.00.000
1992Toronto Blue JaysWorld SeriesMLB31201.002009.0610600.676.000.000.006.0000.001.000
1996New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB35003.601005.0521301.209.000.001.805.403.000.00.000
1996New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB35102.251008.0321500.503.380.001.135.635.000.001.000
1996New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB35113.9720011.11555101.8011.910.003.970.790.200.00.500
1997Baltimore OriolesDiv SeriesMLB36013.861004.2820401.9015.430.000.007.7100.00.000
1997Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB36002.572007.0523701.146.430.003.869.002.330.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs013.7220200009.71304017001.4512.100.000.936.527.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 6 yrs213.26808000038.73701401121001.248.610.002.564.891.910.00.667
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs312.66404000020.32106057001.289.300.002.213.101.400.00.750

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1992Toronto Blue JaysWorld SeriesMLB3121000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs21000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1982Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (DH) ... Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (P)2
1993AL Pitcher of the Month (April)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1998-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-12-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1996-12-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-12-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1992-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* 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
1985Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll24131,250-4642123370,78060,000131,250
1986Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll25552,500-2171270++386,34760,000683,750
1987Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll26554,391-189974++344,90660,0001,238,141
1988Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll27440,225-2461166++392,10762,5001,678,366
1989Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll281,766,666-33297++429,80262,5003,445,032
1990Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll291,466,667-70491++515,727100,0004,911,699
1991Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll30100,000-62039-742,231100,0005,011,699
1992Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll312,275,000-1341184++962,245109,0007,286,699
1993New York YankeesTeam Payroll324,900,000-15299++968,431109,00012,186,699
1994New York YankeesTeam Payroll335,350,000-71100++957,101109,00017,536,699
1995New York YankeesTeam Payroll344,873,700-42696++999,520109,00022,410,399
1996New York YankeesTeam Payroll351,750,000-1771381++957,870109,00024,160,399
1997Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll362,340,000-1661082++1,182,177150,00026,500,399
1998Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll375,390,825-45696++1,276,192170,00031,891,224
* 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