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Paul MolitorHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1975-1998 MLB Years: 1978-1998
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1st Round Draft Pick
Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsDH-1174, 3B-791, 2B-400, 1B-197, SS-57, OF-50Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NamePaul Leo Molitor
Height6-0Weight195BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 22,1956 [61.185]PlaceSt. Paul,Minnesota
High SchoolCretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul,MN)
CollegeUniversity of Minnesota (Minneapolis,MN)

DraftedSelected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 28th round (587th overall) of the 1974 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$77,500Signing ScoutsEmil Belich
MLB DebutApril 7,1978 [21.228]
OrganizationsMIL [16] MIN [3] TOR [3] Awards15Awards Voting12-711
TBC Player ID15524Retrosheet IDmolip001MLBAM ID119236
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed83Power61Contact78XBH51RBIs61Runs67Hitting86Durability74Team.507Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1975MinnesotaCollege-3b-2b1831102303536222230121100000.343.412.549.9615611114.371.206.549.43110.539.650.921.7551.0031.43
1976MinnesotaCollege-3b-2b1949186477073104090131000000.376.417.6081.02511320199.361.232.349.4656.535.030.775.0318.6028.57
1977MinnesotaCollege-3b-2b2050166355492637201191100000.325.395.512.9078517185.322.187.416.40010.275.950.583.2427.6731.48
1977Burlington BeesMidwAmil-20642285279120850142472534400.346.457.504.96111520286.357.158.417.42816.438.740.532.8028.5025.32
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil42b21125521731422646453012195447526.273.301.372.67319436556.292.099.171.3033.429.712.841.0886.8325.35
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil42b221405848818827169623313484826559.322.372.469.84127452645.336.147.264.3717.447.441.001.4064.8927.66
1980Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil42b2311145081137292937347484836549.304.372.438.81019740512.322.134.300.3629.389.381.001.7650.0029.20
1981Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil4of24642514567110219106252935013.267.341.335.6768413284.295.068.183.3158.8010.211.160.70125.5019.40
1982Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil43b2516066613620126819714196993110519.302.366.450.81630053751.326.148.300.3659.1912.381.352.5335.0526.37
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil43b261526089516428615474185974276412.270.333.410.74324949682.284.140.291.3318.6510.851.252.2040.5329.88
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil43b-dh2713463101006102800100.217.245.239.48411149.256.022.087.2224.0816.334.000.000.0010.00
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil43b281405769317128310482175480174612.297.356.408.76423541642.329.111.229.3408.4112.461.481.5657.6023.98
1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil43b2910543762123246955205408102309.281.340.426.76618639482.326.145.270.3408.3016.802.031.8748.5631.71
1987Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil4dh-3b3011846511416441516754510696725124.353.438.5661.00426362542.386.213.437.43312.7312.360.972.9529.0637.80
1988Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil43b31154609115190346136041107154253810.312.384.452.83627553690.325.140.307.37210.297.830.761.8846.8527.89
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil43b3215561584194354115627116467449411.315.379.439.81827050696.335.124.254.3679.209.631.051.5855.9125.77
1990Beloit BrewersMidwAmil-3314120011000000000.500.5001.2501.750514.333.750.750.7610.000.000.0025.004.0050.00
1990Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil42b-1b33103418641192761245183375110247.285.343.464.80719445458.300.179.304.3568.0811.141.382.6234.8337.82
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil4dh341586651332163213177519877626011611.325.399.489.88832562749.339.164.296.39110.288.280.812.2739.1228.70
1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil4dh35158609891953671289316736634111213.320.389.461.85028155700.338.141.302.37710.439.430.901.7150.7528.21
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor19dh36160636121211375221112247771318313.332.402.509.91132464725.343.177.327.40110.629.790.923.0328.9130.33
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor19dh371154548615530414752005548105413.341.410.518.92823548515.355.177.341.40210.689.320.872.7232.4330.97
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor19dh381305256314231215601206157534110.270.350.423.77322248598.278.153.291.34410.209.530.932.5135.0033.80
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin4dh3916166099225418911318656723091021.341.390.468.85830958728.367.127.230.3727.699.891.291.2473.3325.78
1997Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin4dh401355386316432410891144573021288.305.351.435.78623446597.330.130.227.3407.5412.231.621.6853.8028.05
1998Salt Lake BuzzPCLAAAmin-41210051000000000001.500.500.6001.1006110.500.100.100.4850.000.000.000.000.0020.00
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin4dh41126502751412954699245411110519.281.335.382.71719238559.293.101.205.3158.057.330.910.72125.5026.95
MLB Totals - 21 Season(s)Filter268310835178233196051142341307504131109412444775109100209.306.369.448.817485495312160.326.142.277.0009.0010.231.141.9246.3028.71
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter672425386130951142472534401.355.459.521.98012622300.363.166.409.00015.678.330.533.0026.8925.58
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter210051000000000001.500.500.6001.1006110.500.100.100.0000.000.000.000.000.0020.00
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter652325381120951142472534400.349.458.517.97512021290.356.168.422.00016.218.620.533.1025.7825.93
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter13045411215919111899521443200000.350.408.559.96725448498.349.209.419.0008.846.430.733.6125.2230.19
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter18567520127522814058616079041211575588234686169125.303.367.444.81133386518438.324.141.280.0008.9510.451.171.9047.0028.54
Minnesota Twins Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter42217002375301021723271381214618643312348.312.362.432.7947351421884.333.120.222.0007.759.871.271.2273.9126.79
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter40516152705089811512465441931769417836.315.387.484.8717811601838.325.169.320.00010.509.580.912.7731.6731.50
Average MLB - Per 162 games16265410820037714793086675357613.306.369.448.81729358734.326.142.277.0009.0010.231.141.9246.3028.71
Average Minor - Per 162 games16258512820831022123345114607101002.355.459.521.98030553725.363.166.409.00015.678.330.533.0026.8925.58

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil213B1--2---221.0002.00------1250.80.6
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil212B91--1972831257492480.9765.27------12572.856.2
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil21DH2---------------1251.61.2
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil21SS31--541181017182172.9455.55------12524.819.1
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil222B122--2894131581717702.9795.75------14087.175.8
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil22SS10--2027134847.9794.70------1407.16.2
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil22DH8---------------1405.75.0
1980Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil233B1--11--221.0002.00------1110.90.6
1980Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil23DH7---------------1116.34.3
1980Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil23SS12--19414106460.9385.00------11110.87.4
1980Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil232B91--2402941680550534.9715.87------11182.056.2
1981Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24DH16---------------6425.014.7
1981Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24OF46--119431126123.9762.67------6471.942.2
1982Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil25DH6---------------1603.83.7
1982Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil25SS4--6103-1916.8424.00------1602.52.5
1982Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil253B150--1283402948497468.9423.12------16093.892.6
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil263B146--1053431637464448.9663.07------15296.190.1
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil26DH2---------------1521.31.2
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil27DH4---------------1330.82.5
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil273B7--721233028.9334.00------1353.84.3
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil28DH4---------------1402.92.5
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil283B135--1262631930408389.9532.88------14096.483.9
1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil293B91--821701525267252.9442.77------10586.756.5
1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil29OF4--41--551.0001.25------1053.82.5
1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil29DH10---------------1059.56.2
1987Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil30DH58---------------11849.235.8
1987Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil303B41--2564589489.9472.17------11834.725.3
1987Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil302B19--3549-1684841.0004.42------11816.111.7
1988Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil31DH49---------------15431.830.2
1988Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil312B1--11--221.0002.00------1540.60.6
1988Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil313B105--861871715290273.9412.60------15468.264.8
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil322B16--2844197372.9864.50------15510.39.9
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil32DH28---------------15518.117.3
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil323B112--782431718338321.9502.87------15572.369.1
1990Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil33DH4---------------1033.92.5
1990Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil332B60--136190436330326.9885.43------10358.337.0
1990Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil333B2--2711109.9004.50------1031.91.2
1990Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil331B37--32525528355350.9869.46------10335.922.8
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil341B46--38932652427421.9869.15------15829.128.4
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil34DH112---------------15870.969.1
1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil351B48--46126244489487.99610.15------15830.429.6
1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil35DH108---------------15868.466.7
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor361B23--17814316195192.9858.35------16014.414.2
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor36DH137---------------16085.684.6
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor37DH110---------------11595.795.7
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor371B5--473-650501.00010.00------1154.34.3
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor38DH129---------------13099.289.6
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin39DH143---------------16188.888.3
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin391B17--13813113152151.9938.88------16110.610.5
1997Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin40DH122---------------13590.475.3
1997Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin401B12--99716107106.9918.83------1358.97.4
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin41DH115---------------12691.371.0
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin411B9--797-486861.0009.56------1267.15.6
MLB Totals for DH - 21 season(s)-   DH1174---------------11740.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 11 season(s)-   3B791--642163912118524022281.9502.88------7910.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 7 season(s)-   2B400--92612744827922482200.9795.50------4000.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 8 season(s)-   1B197--17161271816918611843.9909.36------1970.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 4 season(s)-   SS57--991961830313295.9425.18------570.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF50--123531131128.9772.56------500.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil21---91311----2
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil22---12210-----8
1980Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil23---91121----7
1981Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24---------4616
1982Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil25----4150----6
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil26-----146----2
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil27-----7----4
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil28-----135----4
1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil29-----91---410
1987Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil30---19-41----58
1988Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil31---1-105----49
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil32---16-112----28
1990Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil33--3760-2----4
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil34--46-------112
1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil35--48-------108
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor36--23-------137
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor37--5-------110
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor38----------129
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin39--17-------143
1997Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin40--12-------122
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin41--9-------115

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981Milwaukee BrewersDiv SeriesMLB24520250011002500000.250.318.400.7188122.286.150.2509.0922.732.504.5520.0020.00
1982Milwaukee BrewersChamp. SeriesMLB25519461025102300000.316.381.6841.06513321.286.368.5269.5214.291.509.529.5050.00
1982Milwaukee BrewersWorld SeriesMLB257315110003102400000.355.394.355.74911033.407.000.0976.0612.122.000.000.000.00
1993Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB36623792115003300000.391.462.6961.15816426.421.305.43511.5411.541.003.8523.0044.44
1993Toronto Blue JaysWorld SeriesMLB3662410122228103000000.500.5561.0001.55624627.455.500.66711.110.000.007.4112.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs520250011002500000.250.318.400.7188122.286.150.2509.0922.732.504.5520.0020.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs1142111531310105600000.357.426.6901.11629747.364.333.47610.6412.771.206.3814.0046.67
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs1355152322211205400000.418.467.6361.10335660.429.218.3458.336.670.803.3327.5026.09

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1999Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin42Broadcaster1606397.39433.04Tom Kelly
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin43Bench Coach1626993.42626.05Tom Kelly
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin44Bench Coach1628577.5256.02Tom Kelly
2004Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea47Hitting Coach1626399.38929.04Bob Melvin-
2014Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin57Infield Coach1627092.43220.05Ron Gardenhire
2015Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin58Manager1628379.51212.02 
2016Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin59Manager16259103.36435.55 
2017Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin60Manager1628577.52517.02 Lost AL Wild-Card Game Yankees)
* 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

Awards [15]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1982American League Player of the Week (September 13-September 19)1
1987AL Silver Slugger Award (DH) ... American League Player of the Week (August 17-August 23) ... American League Player of the Week (August 10-August 16)3
1988AL Silver Slugger Award (DH)1
1989AL Player of the Month (September)1
1992American League Player of the Week (August 24-August 30)1
1993AL Silver Slugger Award (DH) ... Edgar Martinez Award (Outstanding MLB DH) ... World Series MVP ... AL Player of the Month (May)4
1996Edgar Martinez Award (Outstanding MLB DH) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (DH)2
1998Branch Rickey Award1
2017American League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
1998-10-26Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1997-12-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
1997-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-12-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
1995-11-03Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
1992-10-30Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-01-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Brewers. 
1987-11-09Free 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
1977Milwaukee Brewers-2077,500-------77,500Signing Bonus out of 1977 Draft (1st round - 3rd overall)
1985Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll28950,000-50592++370,78060,0001,027,500
1986Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll291,160,000-34196++386,34760,0002,187,500
1987Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll301,260,000-33196++344,90660,0003,447,500
1988Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll311,400,000-29196++392,10762,5004,847,500
1989Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll322,100,000-18198++429,80262,5006,947,500
1990Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll332,600,000-32100++515,727100,0009,547,500
1991Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll343,243,333-22198++742,231100,00012,790,833
1992Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll353,453,333-40196++962,245109,00016,244,166
1993Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll363,650,000-57694++968,431109,00019,894,166
1994Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll374,025,000-37496++957,101109,00023,919,166
1995Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll384,500,000-55694++999,520109,00028,419,166
1996Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll392,025,000-155383++957,870109,00030,444,166
1997Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll403,500,000-100289++1,182,177150,00033,944,166
1998Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll414,250,000-84191++1,276,192170,00038,194,166
* 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