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Vance LawTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1975-1991 MLB Years: 1980-1991
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Positions3B-812, 2B-481, SS-356, 1B-58, OF-14, P-7, DH-1Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameVance Aaron Law
Height6-2Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 1,1956 [61.295]PlaceBoise,Idaho
High SchoolProvo (Provo,UT)
CollegeBrigham Young University (Provo,UT)

DraftedSelected by the Pittsburgh Pirates [Team Picks] in the 39th round (758th overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutJune 1,1980 [23.243]
OrganizationsPIT [4] CHA [3] MON [3] CHN [2] OAK [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID14158Retrosheet IDlaw-v001MLBAM ID117551
RelationshipsSon of Vern Law
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed50Power51Contact58XBH54RBIs51Runs46Hitting57Durability65Team.507Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1975Brigham YoungCollegeFr103b-2b183112027375301000161500000.308.390.400.790488136.352.092.225.36711.7611.030.940.000.0021.62
1976Brigham YoungCollegeSo103b-2b193413215303401700162800000.227.311.311.622417148.288.084.205.29410.8118.921.750.000.0023.33
1977Brigham YoungCollegeJr103b-2b204115139477221800232100000.311.402.424.8266411174.352.113.265.37413.2212.070.911.1575.5023.40
1978Brigham YoungCollegeSr103b-2b2149177476716464800241900000.379.453.6161.06910926201.401.237.373.47311.949.450.792.9929.5038.81
1978Gulf Coast PiratesGCLRkpit-ss2113010000001000000.333.500.333.833104.333.000.333.40525.000.000.000.000.000.00
1978Salem PiratesCaroA+pit-ss-3b2160213486813723035414123200.319.430.474.90410122261.384.155.338.40915.7115.711.000.77106.5032.35
1978Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         61216486913723035424123200.319.431.472.90310222265.383.153.338.40915.8515.470.980.75108.0031.88
1979Portland BeaversPCLAAApit-ss-3b2213144862139168252844769214200.310.377.395.77217726513.361.085.199.3519.1613.451.470.39224.0018.71
1980Portland BeaversPCLAAApit-ss23963395910023555495433348100.295.380.437.81714833395.315.142.280.37010.898.350.771.2767.8033.00
1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit492b-ss23257411172203203701002.230.260.311.57123478.254.081.149.2583.858.972.330.000.0023.53
1981Portland BeaversPCLAAApit-2b2488310558614954384474115100.277.373.429.80213328364.306.152.316.36812.9111.260.871.3762.0032.56
1981Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit22b2430671901031121501102.134.157.164.32111171.170.030.060.1492.8221.137.500.000.0011.11
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha5ss2511435940101201554422646175110.281.327.384.71113826398.307.103.181.3196.5311.561.771.2671.8025.74
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha53b26145408559921544231515616517.243.325.348.67314230471.269.105.235.30710.8311.891.100.85102.0030.30
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha53b27151481601211821759414175164213.252.309.403.71219437533.265.151.243.3197.6914.071.833.1928.2930.58
1985Montreal ExposNLMLBmon22b28147519751383061052658696286011.266.369.405.77421046621.305.139.306.35013.8515.461.121.6151.9033.33
1986Montreal ExposNLMLBmon22b29112360378117254435376612219.225.298.325.62311724402.261.100.197.2839.2016.421.781.2472.0029.63
1987Montreal ExposNLMLBmon22b3013343652119271125685516202358.273.347.422.76918440492.293.149.273.33610.3712.601.222.4436.3333.61
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23b31151556731632921178145579343415.293.358.412.77022942621.324.119.212.3468.8612.721.441.7750.5525.77
1989Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23b321304083896223742223873017011.235.296.355.65114532454.266.120.213.2968.3716.081.921.5458.2933.33
1991Tacoma TigersPCLAAAoak-3b341865713100600121200000.200.325.215.54014177.245.015.200.26915.5815.581.000.000.007.69
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23b34741341128710900182705004.209.303.276.579378157.262.067.201.27411.4617.201.500.000.0028.57
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter1212380245397219326714423426408602943361492.256.326.376.70214302904298.285.120.230.0009.4914.011.481.6553.5529.84
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter39413782314076729141852818191196930600.295.383.417.8005741101614.335.122.267.00011.8312.141.030.8798.4327.03
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter33311621833385422121552513149155727400.291.374.406.780472881349.326.115.254.00011.0511.491.040.8996.8326.04
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter60213486813723035414123200.319.430.474.90410122261.384.155.338.00015.7115.711.000.77106.5032.35
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13010000001000000.333.500.333.833104.333.000.333.00025.000.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter155580128181311389300798300000.312.395.452.84726252659.354.140.276.00011.9912.591.051.2172.5028.73
Montreal Expos Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter392131516433874927152171517422431211628.257.343.389.7325111101515.289.132.265.00011.4914.791.291.7848.7032.54
Chicago White Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter41012481553215982615511411817731914430.257.320.380.700474931402.279.123.223.0008.4212.621.501.8548.0028.97
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2819641112595151812036931523510426.269.332.388.720374741075.300.119.213.0008.6514.141.631.6753.5628.57
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter55141122623063152202104.184.211.241.452345149.217.057.106.0003.3614.774.400.000.0019.23
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter741341128710900182705004.209.303.276.579378157.262.067.201.00011.4617.201.500.000.0028.57
Average MLB - Per 162 games16250861130263959535580165212.256.326.376.70219139574.285.120.230.0009.4914.011.481.6553.5529.84
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625679516728126761277981412200.295.383.417.80023645664.335.122.267.00011.8312.141.030.8798.4327.03

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1986Montreal ExposNLMLBmon2Rel29002.2530300304.03210201001.256.75--4.50--0.00-4.27
1987Montreal ExposNLMLBmon2Rel30005.4030300303.05220021001.5013.50----5.400.00-1.67
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2Rel34000.0010100100.21000100003.0013.50--13.50--0.00-7.36
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter003.3870700707.19430322001.5010.13--3.382.250.67-0.63
Montreal Expos Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter003.6860600607.08430222001.369.82--2.452.451.00--
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100100.21000100003.0013.50--13.50--0.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings003.381930193001930220.0248110830835555001.5010.13--3.382.250.67-0.63

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit21SS1--25-2771.0007.00------1100.01.9
1978Salem Pirates CaroA+pit21SS60--961802235298276.9264.60------60100.044.4
1978Salem Pirates CaroA+pit213B51--36811010127117.9212.29------6085.037.8
1979Portland Beavers PCLAAApit22SS78--1171851633318302.9503.87------13159.553.1
1979Portland Beavers PCLAAApit223B42--4290210134132.9853.14------13132.128.6
1979Portland Beavers PCLAAApit222B12--4233497975.9496.25------1319.28.2
1980Portland Beavers PCLAAApit23SS96--1692951452478464.9714.83------96100.066.2
1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit232B11--2330255553.9644.82------2544.06.8
1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23SS8--824133332.9704.00------2532.04.9
1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit233B1---------------254.00.6
1981Portland Beavers PCLAAApit242B78--143191730341334.9794.28------8888.656.9
1981Portland Beavers PCLAAApit24SS12--2324244947.9593.92------8813.68.8
1981Portland Beavers PCLAAApit243B1--23--551.0005.00------881.10.7
1981Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit242B19--4045-985851.0004.47------3063.318.6
1981Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24SS7--813-121211.0003.00------3023.36.9
1981Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit243B2--2---221.0001.00------306.72.0
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25SS85--1262391844383365.9534.29------11474.652.5
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha253B39--1955537974.9371.90------11434.224.1
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha252B10--1119353330.9093.00------1148.86.2
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25OF1---------------1140.90.6
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha263B139--913091428414400.9662.88------14595.985.8
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha262B3--32--551.0001.67------1452.11.9
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26SS2---------------1451.41.2
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26DH1---------------1450.70.6
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26OF1---------------1450.70.6
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha273B137--791991324291278.9552.03------15190.784.6
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha272B22--2942267371.9733.23------15114.613.6
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27OF5--111111312.9232.40------1513.33.1
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27SS4---4-1441.0001.00------1512.62.5
1985Montreal ExposNLMLBmon282B126--2763671086653643.9855.10------14785.778.3
1985Montreal ExposNLMLBmon281B20--13612110149148.9937.40------14713.612.4
1985Montreal ExposNLMLBmon283B11--823123231.9692.82------1477.56.8
1985Montreal ExposNLMLBmon28OF1---------------1470.70.6
1986Montreal ExposNLMLBmon292B94--170284350457454.9934.83------11283.958.4
1986Montreal ExposNLMLBmon291B20--94918104103.9905.15------11217.912.4
1986Montreal ExposNLMLBmon293B13--95-114141.0001.08------11211.68.1
1986Montreal ExposNLMLBmon29P3-4-1--111.0000.330.25-----1122.71.9
1986Montreal ExposNLMLBmon29OF1---------------1120.90.6
1987Montreal ExposNLMLBmon302B106--158276947443434.9804.09------13379.765.4
1987Montreal ExposNLMLBmon303B22--1122123433.9711.50------13316.513.6
1987Montreal ExposNLMLBmon301B17--899159998.9905.76------13312.810.5
1987Montreal ExposNLMLBmon30P3-3-1--111.0000.330.33-----1332.31.9
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn313B150--1112721922402383.9532.55------15199.392.6
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31OF1--1---111.0001.00------1510.70.6
1989Chicago CubsNLMLBchn323B119--761681313257244.9492.05------13091.573.5
1989Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32OF1---------------1300.80.6
1991Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak343B18--534234139.9512.17------18100.013.2
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak343B67--36625710398.9511.46------7490.541.4
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak34OF3---------------744.11.9
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak34SS3--14--551.0001.67------744.11.9
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak34P1---------------741.40.6
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak341B1--2---221.0002.00------741.40.6
MLB Totals for 3B - 11 season(s)-   3B700--44211157110216281557.9562.22------7000.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 8 season(s)-   2B391--71010652920818041775.9844.54------3910.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 6 season(s)-   SS109--1432841949446427.9573.92------1090.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B58--32130323354351.9926.05------580.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 8 season(s)-   OF14--121111413.9290.93------140.00.0
MLB Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P7-7-2--221.0000.290.29-----70.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 3 season(s)-   SS186--3095043289845813.9624.37------1860.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B90--1852241139420409.9744.54------900.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B61--49127413180176.9782.89------610.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS60--961802235298276.9264.60------600.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B51--36811010127117.9212.29------510.00.0
Rk Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS1--25-2771.0007.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit21----1------
1978Salem Pirates CaroA+pit21----6051-----
1979Portland Beavers PCLAAApit22---127842-----
1980Portland Beavers PCLAAApit23----96------
1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23---1181-----
1981Portland Beavers PCLAAApit24---78121-----
1981Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24---1972-----
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25---108539---1-
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26---32139---11
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27---224137---5-
1985Montreal ExposNLMLBmon28--20126-11---1-
1986Montreal ExposNLMLBmon293-2094-13---1-
1987Montreal ExposNLMLBmon303-17106-22-----
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31-----150---1-
1989Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32-----119---1-
1991Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak34-----18-----
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak341-1-367---3-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1983Chicago White SoxChamp. SeriesMLB26411020001001300000.182.250.182.4322012.250.000.0918.3325.003.000.000.000.00
1989Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB3223000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs614020001001600000.143.200.143.3432015.250.000.0716.6740.006.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2000Brigham Young UniversityNCAANCAA-43Manager.000-- 
2001Brigham Young UniversityNCAANCAA-44Manager.000-- 
2002Brigham Young University CougarsMWCNCAACollege-45Manager291514.5174.53 Conf. Champs, CWS Regionals
2003Brigham Young University CougarsMWCNCAACollege-46Manager301812.6006.02 -
2004Brigham Young University CougarsMWCNCAACollege-47Manager301812.6002.04 -
2005Brigham Young University CougarsMWCNCAACollege-48Manager30219.7002.02 Conf. Finalists
2006Brigham Young University CougarsMWCNCAACollege-49Manager22148.6363.02 Conf Finalists
2007Brigham Young University CougarsMWCNCAACollege-50Manager24177.7083.52 Conf Finalists
2008Brigham Young University CougarsMWCNCAACollege-51Manager241014.4179.05 
2009Brigham Young University CougarsMWCNCAACollege-52Manager22148.6362.03 
2010Brigham Young University CougarsMWCNCAACollege-53Manager241212.5007.04 
2011Brigham Young University CougarsMWCNCAACollege-54Manager231112.4789.03 
2012Brigham Young University CougarsWCCNCAACollege-55Manager241014.4176.07 
2013Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha56Special assistant, Player Development1626399.38930.05Robin Ventura
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha57Minor League Hitting Coordinator1627389.45117.04Robin Ventura
2015Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha58Minor League Hitting Coordinator1627686.46919.04Robin Ventura
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1991-10-11Released by Athletics. 
1991-01-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1990-01-02Released by Cubs. 
1987-12-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
1987-11-19Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1984-12-07TradeTraded by White Sox to Expos for Bob James. 
1982-03-21TradeTraded by Pirates with Ernie Camacho to White Sox for Butch Edge and Ross Baumgarten. 
* 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
1985Montreal ExposTeam Payroll28375,000-2751055++370,78060,000375,000
1986Montreal ExposTeam Payroll29450,000-2551064++386,34760,000825,000
1987Montreal ExposTeam Payroll30525,000-201471++344,90660,0001,350,000
1988Chicago CubsTeam Payroll31375,000-2761260392,10762,5001,725,000
1989Chicago CubsTeam Payroll32425,000-281865429,80262,5002,150,000
1991Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll34500,000-3332352742,231100,0002,650,000
* 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