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Chet LemonHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1972-1990 MLB Years: 1975-1990
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1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-1925, DH-40, 3B-6, 2B-1Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameChester Earl Lemon
Height6-0Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 12,1955 [63.012]PlaceJackson,Mississippi
High SchoolFremont (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (22nd overall) of the 1972 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsPhil Pote
MLB DebutSeptember 9,1975 [20.209]
OrganizationsDET [9] CHA [7] OAK [4] Awards0
TBC Player ID14263Retrosheet IDlemoc001MLBAM ID117669
RelationshipsFather of Marcus Lemon
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed50Power76Contact57XBH75RBIs63Runs50Hitting70Durability63Team.501Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1972BurlingtonMidwA--173312918335018000000000.256.256.318.574416129.250.062.062.2610.000.000.000.78129.0018.18
1973BurlingtonMidwA--18113392731212111988000000000.309.309.513.82220141392.273.204.204.3660.000.000.004.8520.6333.88
1974BirminghamSouAA--197927252792221061000000000.290.290.496.78613534272.263.206.206.3530.000.000.003.6827.2043.04
1975DenverAmerAAA--20702544078156849000000000.307.307.508.81512929254.285.201.201.3640.000.000.003.1531.7537.18
1975TucsonPCLAAA--2065243436872533000000000.280.280.387.6679414243.265.107.107.3020.000.000.002.0648.6020.59
1975Totals for AAA-AAA         135497831462281382000000000.294.294.449.74322343497.275.155.155.3340.000.000.002.6238.2329.45
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23b20935292001102601000.257.297.314.61111238.310.057.143.2855.2615.793.000.000.0022.22
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha44of2113245146111155438137286577409.246.298.328.62614824497.277.082.157.2935.6313.082.320.80112.7521.62
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha44of22150553991513841967875288114717.273.343.459.80225461627.291.186.282.3548.2914.041.693.0329.1140.40
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBcha44of23105357511072461355593946884211.300.377.510.88718243416.311.210.308.3959.3811.061.183.1327.4640.19
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha50of2414855679177442178671156681334615.318.391.496.88727663632.337.178.272.3928.8610.761.212.6932.7135.59
1980Chicago White SoxALMLBcha44of251475147615032611516671561243612.292.388.442.83022749604.309.150.288.37311.759.270.791.8246.7332.67
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha44of269432850992369505833481354010.302.384.491.87516138383.327.189.280.3958.6212.531.452.3536.4438.38
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet34of271254367511620119521456691541213.266.368.447.81519540512.278.181.303.36710.9413.481.233.7122.9534.48
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet34of281454917812521524690754702044111.255.350.464.81422850573.252.209.305.3639.4212.221.304.1920.4640.00
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet34of29141509771463462076555183724916.287.357.495.85225260573.307.208.308.3738.9014.491.633.4925.4541.10
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet34of30145517691372841868024593100335.265.334.439.77322750575.291.174.257.3427.8316.172.073.1328.7236.50
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet34of31126403451012131253213953834315.251.326.407.73316436457.260.156.256.3268.5311.601.362.6333.5835.64
1987Detroit TigersALMLBdet34of32146470751303032075007082805117.277.376.481.85722653553.295.204.353.37412.6614.831.173.6223.5040.77
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet34of33144512671352941764125965713618.264.346.436.78222350582.273.172.285.34810.1411.171.102.9230.1237.04
1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet34of34127414459819274715467182237.237.323.343.66614228472.269.106.208.3079.7515.041.541.4859.1428.57
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet34of35104322398316453232486142238.258.359.379.73812225378.302.121.273.33612.7016.141.271.3264.4030.12
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter1988686897318753966121588458767491024151505446174.273.355.442.79730386727872.292.169.276.0009.5113.011.372.7331.9435.84
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter3601290226379701143239000000000.294.294.465.7596001241290.269.171.171.0000.000.000.003.3330.0032.72
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter135497831462281382000000000.294.294.449.74322343497.275.155.155.0000.000.000.002.6238.2329.45
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter7927252792221061000000000.290.290.496.78613534272.263.206.206.0000.000.000.003.6827.2043.04
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter146521911542612096000000000.296.296.464.76024247521.267.168.169.0000.000.000.003.8426.0530.52
Detroit Tigers Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter12034074570107121832142536132846864787182831110.263.349.437.78617793924675.280.174.285.00010.0113.841.383.0428.6936.60
Chicago White Sox Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter7852794403804178297334845482813776432261564.288.363.451.81412592803197.308.163.262.0008.7911.791.342.2838.2734.83
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625607915332518725661831244414.273.355.442.79724855641.292.169.276.0009.5113.011.372.7331.9435.84
Average Minor - Per 162 games16258110217132519108000000000.294.294.465.75927056581.269.171.171.0000.000.000.003.3330.0032.72

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha20OF1---------------911.10.6
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha20DH2---------------922.21.2
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha203B6--571-1312.9232.00------966.73.7
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21OF131--3531231368365.9922.79------13299.281.4
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22OF149--51212122536524.9783.52------15099.392.0
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23OF95--284852297292.9833.07------10590.559.0
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23DH10---------------1059.56.2
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24DH1---------------1480.70.6
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24OF147--41110102431421.9772.86------14899.391.9
1980Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25DH6---------------1474.13.8
1980Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25OF139--3471172365358.9812.58------14794.686.9
1980Chicago White SoxALMLBcha252B1---------------1470.70.6
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26OF93--240241246242.9842.60------9498.987.7
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet27OF121--2421142257253.9842.09------12596.874.7
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet27DH1---------------1250.80.6
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet28OF145--406653417412.9882.84------145100.089.5
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet29DH1---------------1410.70.6
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet29OF140--427621435433.9953.09------14199.386.4
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet30OF144--411643421417.9902.90------14599.389.4
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet31OF124--316651327322.9852.60------12698.476.5
1987Detroit TigersALMLBdet32OF145--350431357354.9922.44------14699.389.5
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet33OF144--296883312304.9742.11------144100.088.9
1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet34OF111--18963-198195.9851.76------12787.468.5
1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet34DH13---------------12710.28.0
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet35OF96--209761222216.9732.25------10492.359.3
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet35DH6---------------1045.83.7
MLB Totals for OF - 16 season(s)-   OF1925--4993115812551895108.9842.65------19250.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 8 season(s)-   DH40---------------400.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B6--571-1312.9232.00------60.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1975Chicago White SoxALMLBcha20-----6---12
1976Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21---------131-
1977Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22---------149-
1978Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23---------9510
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24---------1471
1980Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25---1-----1396
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26---------93-
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet27---------1211
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet28---------145-
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet29---------1401
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet30---------144-
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet31---------124-
1987Detroit TigersALMLBdet32---------145-
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet33---------144-
1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet34---------11113
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet35---------966

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB29313100000000100000.000.000.000.0000013.000.000.0000.007.690.000.000.000.00
1984Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB29517150001202200000.294.368.294.6625019.333.000.23510.5310.531.000.000.000.00
1987Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB32518450024001400000.278.316.611.92711219.250.333.3895.2621.054.0010.539.0040.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs831550024001500000.161.188.355.54311232.125.194.2263.1315.635.006.2515.5040.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs517150001202200000.294.368.294.6625019.333.000.23510.5310.531.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
1981-11-27TradeTraded by White Sox to Tigers for Steve Kemp. 
1975-06-15TradeTraded by Athletics with Dave Hamilton to White Sox for Skip Pitlock and Stan Bahnsen. 
* 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
1985Detroit TigersTeam Payroll30670,000-132779++370,78060,000670,000
1986Detroit TigersTeam Payroll31698,571-157878++386,34760,0001,368,571
1987Detroit TigersTeam Payroll32698,571-146680++344,90660,0002,067,142
1988Detroit TigersTeam Payroll33828,571-130882++392,10762,5002,895,713
1989Detroit TigersTeam Payroll34828,571-152982++429,80262,5003,724,284
1990Detroit TigersTeam Payroll35828,571-187874++515,727100,0004,552,855
* 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