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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
James Edward Key
Stat Years
1980-1998  [mlb] 1984-1998
Height/Weight
6-1 / 190
Bats/Throws
Right / Left
Positions
P (524) ... DH (1)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
S.R. Butler (Huntsville,AL)
Colleges
Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina)
Draft
Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in Round #3 (#56 overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Tim Wilken
MLB Debut
1984-04-06 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.349)
Service Time
Organizations
TOR [11] NYA [4] BAL [2]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 13715 ... retro id: key-j001 ... mlbam id: 117032
Relations
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1980ClemsonACCNCAA-1------19------752.99191541040111.1855037040520001.126.870.003.234.204.041.30.583
    1981ClemsonACCNCAA-1------20------465.5218153103091.11096456036450001.5910.740.003.554.436.311.25.400
    1982ClemsonACCNCAA-1------21---DR:3-56932.79161670000116.01104736028940001.198.530.002.177.293.653.36.750
    1982Medicine Hat Blue JaysPioRktor-211---212.30551000031.127128010251001.187.760.002.877.183.452.50.667
    1982Florence Blue JaysSALAtor-211---523.72990000058.05933241018492041.339.161.552.797.605.122.72.714
    1982Minor Totals: TORbyYearRk/A----212---733.2314141000089.38645321028743041.288.691.012.837.474.552.64.700
    1983Knoxville Blue JaysSouAAtor-222---652.85141420000101.0863532440576051.257.660.363.565.083.121.43.545
    1983Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-222---484.1316152011089.18758411433716031.348.761.413.327.155.842.15.333
    1983Minor Totals: TORbyYearAA/AAA----222---10133.46302940110190.31739373187312812081.298.190.853.466.064.401.75.435
    1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27233Log - Sp - Ext - Perf454.656300024631062.0703732832443111.6510.161.164.656.395.371.38.444
    1984MLB Totals: TORbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf454.656300024631062.0703732832443111.6510.161.164.656.395.371.38.444
    1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22244Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1463.00353230030212.218877712250856121.127.960.932.123.603.261.70.700
    1985MLB Totals: TORbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1463.01353230030212.718877712250856121.127.970.932.123.613.271.70.700
    1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22255Log - Sp - Ext - Perf14113.57363542010232.0222989224741413031.288.610.932.875.473.801.91.560
    1986MLB Totals: TORbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf14113.57363542010232.0222989224741413031.288.610.932.875.473.801.91.560
    1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22266Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1782.76363681000261.0210938024661618521.067.240.832.285.553.212.44.680
    1987MLB Totals: TORbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1782.76363681000261.0210938024661618521.067.240.832.285.553.212.44.680
    1988Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-277---200.00440000021.1152001110000.756.330.000.424.640.8411.001.000
    1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22277Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1253.29212122000131.112755481330651051.208.700.892.064.453.772.17.706
    1988Minor Totals: TORbyYearA+----271---200.00440000021.3152001110000.766.400.000.434.690.8511.001.000
    1988MLB Totals: TORbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1253.30212122000131.312755481330651051.208.720.892.064.463.782.17.706
    1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22288Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13143.88333351000216.0226999318271184131.179.420.751.134.924.134.37.481
    1989MLB Totals: TORbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13143.88333351000216.0226999318271184131.179.420.751.134.924.134.37.481
    1990Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-299---202.50330000018.0217503141001.3310.500.001.507.003.504.671.000
    1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22299Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1374.25272700000154.216979732022880111.239.831.161.285.124.604.00.650
    1990Minor Totals: TORbyYearA+----291---202.50330000018.0217503141001.3310.500.001.507.003.504.671.000
    1990MLB Totals: TORbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1374.26272700000154.716979732022880111.249.861.171.285.144.614.00.650
    1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor223010Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16123.05333322000209.1207847112441251031.208.900.521.895.373.612.84.571
    1991MLB Totals: TORbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16123.06333322000209.3207847112441251031.208.910.521.895.383.622.84.571
    1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor223111Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13133.53333342000216.2205888524591175041.228.521.002.454.863.661.98.500
    1992MLB Totals: TORbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13133.54333342000216.7205888524591175041.228.531.002.464.873.661.98.500
    1993New York YankeesALMLBnya223212Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1863.00343442000236.2219847926431733011.118.330.991.646.583.194.02.750
    1993MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1863.01343442000236.7219847926431733011.118.340.991.646.593.204.02.750
    1994New York YankeesALMLBnya223313Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1743.27252510000168.017768611052978131.369.480.542.795.203.641.87.810
    1994MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1743.27252510000168.017768611052978131.369.480.542.795.203.641.87.810
    1995New York YankeesALMLBnya223414Log - Sp - Ext - Perf125.64550000030.140201936141001.5211.870.891.784.155.932.33.333
    1995MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----341Log - Sp - Ext - Perf125.68550000030.340201936141001.5311.960.901.794.195.982.33.333
    1996Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya-3515---100.0011000005.032000100010.605.400.000.0018.003.600.001.000
    1996Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-3515---002.77220000013.0104411110000.856.920.690.697.622.7711.00.000
    1996New York YankeesALMLBnya223515Log - Sp - Ext - Perf12114.68303000000169.1171938821581162021.359.091.123.086.174.942.00.522
    1996Minor Totals: NYAbyYearRk/A+----352---102.00330000018.0136411210010.786.500.500.5010.503.0021.001.000
    1996MLB Totals: NYAbyYearMLB----351Log - Sp - Ext - Perf12114.68303000000169.3171938821581162021.359.101.123.096.174.952.00.522
    1997Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal213616Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16103.43343411000212.1210908124821414151.388.901.023.485.983.811.72.615
    1997MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----361Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16103.44343411000212.3210908124821414151.388.911.023.485.983.821.72.615
    1998Frederick KeysCaroA+bal-3717---103.0011000006.04222260001.006.003.003.009.003.003.001.000
    1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal213717Log - Sp - Ext - Perf634.20251100414079.1773937523531131.268.740.572.616.014.422.30.667
    1998Minor Totals: BALbyYearA+----371---103.0011000006.04222260001.006.003.003.009.003.003.001.000
    1998MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----371Log - Sp - Ext - Perf634.21251100414079.3773937523531131.268.760.572.626.034.442.30.667
    MLB Totals (15 yrs)1861173.5147038934132881102,591.725181104101025466815385012381.238.750.882.325.343.832.30.614
    American League Totals (15 yrs)1861173.5147038934132881102,591.725181104101025466815385012381.238.750.882.325.343.832.30.614
    Minor League Totals23163.04555450110343.031215511631108254160131.228.190.812.836.664.072.35.590
    Minor: NCAA-1 Totals20143.655346142070318.730416112901041910001.288.600.002.945.404.551.84.588
    Minor: Rk Totals311.99661000036.330148010351011.117.480.002.498.733.493.50.750
    Minor: A Totals523.72990000058.05933241018492041.339.161.552.797.605.122.72.714
    Minor: A+ Totals501.7010100000058.350151137421000.987.750.461.086.512.326.001.000
    Minor: AA Totals652.85141420000101.0863532440576051.257.660.363.565.083.121.43.545
    Minor: AAA Totals484.1416152011089.38758411433716031.358.791.413.337.175.862.15.333
    Toronto Blue Jays Totals (9 yrs)116813.4231725028102467101,695.71624710645165404944319241.208.620.882.145.013.772.34.589
    New York Yankees Totals (4 yrs)48233.68949452000604.36072652476015940014161.279.040.892.375.963.952.52.676
    Baltimore Orioles Totals (2 yrs)22133.655945114140291.7287129118291051945281.358.870.903.256.003.991.85.629
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1980ClemsonACCNCAA-1------19p------45103192820319000000000.272.000.379.3790395.000.107.0000.000.000.0034.30.0017.9
    1981ClemsonACCNCAA-1------20p------5316744539131832311800000.317.000.437.43707313.311.120.0000.000.000.5855.70.0024.5
    1982ClemsonACCNCAA-1------21pDR:3-56---55195507021144983242200000.359.000.538.538010526.328.179.0000.000.000.9248.80.0037.1
    1997Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2136pL-S-E-P112000000000201000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (1 yrs)12000000000201000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    American League Totals (1 yrs)12000000000201000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    Baltimore Orioles Totals (1 yrs)12000000000201000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1982Medicine Hat Blue JaysPioRk21P500.02720119.8181.800.007.1100.013
    1982Florence Blue JaysSALA21P900.0713202220.9092.200.006.4100.012
    1983Knoxville Blue JaysSouAA22P1400.0725503732.8652.300.009.6100.011
    1983Syracuse ChiefsILAAA22P1600.0618202624.9231.500.0011.5100.010
    1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLB23P63062.0911102120.9520.300.3238.9100.01
    1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLB24P350212.21552337067.9571.900.3221.7100.07
    1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLB24DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.62.910
    1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLB25P360232.018420460601.0001.700.2622.2100.06
    1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLB26P360261.01744356461.9531.700.2322.2100.07
    1988Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+27P400.02100331.0000.800.002.9100.015
    1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLB27P210131.15190124241.0001.100.1813.0100.010
    1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLB28P330216.01144225755.9651.700.2520.4100.04
    1990Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+29P300.03000331.0001.000.002.2100.016
    1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLB29P270154.2822133130.9681.100.1916.7100.09
    1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLB30P330209.12237236159.9671.800.2820.4100.08
    1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLB31P330216.21827124645.9781.400.2120.4100.05
    1993New York YankeesALMLB32P340236.21433415147.9221.400.2021.0100.07
    1994New York YankeesALMLB33P250168.0640234846.9581.800.2722.1100.06
    1995New York YankeesALMLB34P5030.14302771.0001.400.233.5100.016
    1996Tampa YankeesFSLA+35P200.01100221.0001.000.001.5100.023
    1996New York YankeesALMLB35P300169.1930114039.9751.300.2318.5100.07
    1997Baltimore OriolesALMLB36P340212.11237225149.9611.400.2321.0100.07
    1998Frederick KeysCaroA+37P100.00100111.0001.000.000.7100.019
    1998Baltimore OriolesALMLB37P25079.14110315151.0000.600.1915.4100.011
    MLB Totals - (P)47002,588172452223511.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (DH)100000000.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)16006182012.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)14007255012.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (P)1000630011.0000.000.00---------
    A Totals - (P)9007132012.0000.000.00---------
    Rk Totals - (P)500272012.0000.000.00---------
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1982Minor14----------
    1983Minor30----------
    1984MLB63----------
    1985MLB35---------1
    1986MLB36----------
    1987MLB36----------
    1988MLB21----------
    1988Minor4----------
    1989MLB33----------
    1990MLB27----------
    1990Minor3----------
    1991MLB33----------
    1992MLB33----------
    1993MLB34----------
    1994MLB25----------
    1995MLB5----------
    1996MLB30----------
    1996Minor2----------
    1997MLB34----------
    1998MLB25----------
    1998Minor1----------
    Totals524---------1