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Jim PankovitsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1974-1991 MLB Years: 1984-1988
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Drafted

Positions2B-795, OF-167, 3B-152, SS-22, 1B-7, C-1Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Franklin Pankovits
Height5-10Weight175BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 6,1955 [63.009]PlacePennington Gap,Virginia
High SchoolDouglas Freeman (Richmond,VA)
CollegeUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia,SC)

DraftedSelected by the Houston Astros [Team Picks] in the 4th round (73rd overall) of the 1976 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutMay 27,1984 [28.295]
OrganizationsHOU [12] BOS [2] LAN [1] PIT [1] SDN [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID16317Retrosheet IDpankj001MLBAM ID120203
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Player Notes:   Participated in the 1968 Little League World Series for Richmond,Virginia
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed66Power64Contact54XBH63RBIs58Runs56Hitting58Durability57Team.507Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1974PaceCollegeFr2b-of185618427449163810073200000.239.267.397.6647316191.260.158.250.3023.6616.754.573.1430.6736.36
1975South CarolinaCollegeSo2b-of19572134967185746230222400000.315.379.545.92411630235.330.230.441.4149.3610.211.092.9830.4344.78
1976South CarolinaCollegeJr2b-of20512044660801249312142700000.294.339.510.84910420218.291.216.426.3896.4212.391.935.5017.0033.33
1976CovingtonAppRk-2070275506892531000000000.247.247.349.5969616275.233.102.102.2720.000.000.001.8255.0023.53
1977Cocoa AstrosFSLA+hou-2191326277493220123245805100.227.279.291.5709514356.270.064.166.2616.7416.292.420.56163.0018.92
1978Columbus AstrosSouAAhou-2b2213750967122197104384489875200.240.313.363.67618536571.278.123.226.3118.4117.162.041.7550.9029.51
1978Charleston CharliesILAAAhou-2b2237010000000201000.143.143.143.286108.200.000.000.1300.0025.000.000.000.000.00
1978Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         140516671231971043844810076200.238.311.360.67118636579.277.122.223.3098.2917.272.081.7351.6029.27
1979Columbus AstrosSouAAhou-2b23923465391103104523284006600.263.313.396.70913723386.268.133.211.3167.2510.361.432.5934.6025.27
1979Charleston CharliesILAAAhou-2b23225971031031061221100.169.265.254.51915469.208.085.203.2458.7017.392.000.000.0040.00
1979Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         11440560101134104833345227700.249.306.375.68115227455.260.126.210.3067.4711.431.532.2040.5026.73
1980Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-2b246421336538422672213214300.249.315.352.6677514242.280.103.225.3048.6813.221.520.83106.5026.42
1981Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-of-3b2512245083127349764189536714610.282.355.444.79920050514.314.162.300.36110.3113.041.261.3664.2939.37
1982Hawaii IslandersPCLAAAsdn-3b261394948413225715772210677256330.267.359.437.79621647575.285.170.330.35611.6512.521.072.6132.9335.61
1983Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-2b27126450771292561162323556645350.287.367.442.80919942517.314.155.342.36010.6412.771.202.1340.9132.56
1984Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-2b28491874162123739114312531210.332.430.540.97010122224.350.208.412.42913.8411.160.813.1326.7135.48
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou202b285381623701142122001101.284.298.407.70533885.361.123.160.3132.3523.5310.001.1881.0034.78
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou20of-2b297517224423041410172911013.244.316.331.647577191.273.087.192.2958.9015.181.712.0943.0016.67
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou202b30701131232611711112500014.283.347.381.728438124.356.098.195.3268.8720.162.270.81113.0025.00
1987Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-2b-3b313410117337242553161220100.327.425.554.9795613120.337.227.406.42213.3310.000.753.3325.2539.39
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou202b-of31506171420182061300012.230.299.311.61019367.277.081.213.2718.9619.402.171.4961.0021.43
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou202b32681401331712122182822101.221.272.329.6014610153.261.108.171.2735.2318.303.501.3170.0032.26
1989Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-2b333083515212832121500200.181.278.301.57925597.191.120.277.27012.3715.461.252.0641.5033.33
1989Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-2b33822953974103437127224932410.251.306.346.65210217326.285.095.186.2966.7515.032.231.2373.7522.97
1989Totals for AAA-AAA         1123784489124645159346432610.235.299.336.63512722423.264.101.206.2908.0415.131.881.4263.0024.72
1990Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-2b-of34122468641082639521284987411400.231.307.357.66416738536.263.126.239.3039.1416.231.781.6852.0035.19
1991Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-2b3565215295714053012153923410.265.314.400.7148619239.297.135.200.3186.2816.322.602.0943.0033.33
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter316567621422529558344115342311.250.307.349.65619836620.299.099.185.0007.1018.552.611.4563.0025.35
Minor League Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter124844786791156213549356214660447674345442120.258.327.392.71917563605055.283.134.253.0008.8413.331.511.8448.1531.14
AAA Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter8583022482801166396642312450347478273833120.265.343.411.75412432713467.293.146.286.00010.0113.791.381.9045.7933.83
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2298551202132910208810776138711800.249.313.377.69032259957.274.128.220.0007.9414.421.822.0942.7527.70
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter91326277493220123245805100.227.279.291.5709514356.270.064.166.0006.7416.292.420.56163.0018.92
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter70275506892531000000000.247.247.349.5969616275.233.102.102.0000.000.000.001.8255.0023.53
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter16460112217135625133642438300000.285.332.488.82029366644.296.203.378.0006.6812.891.933.8824.0438.60
Houston Astros Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter316567621422529558344115342311.250.307.349.65619836620.299.099.185.0007.1018.552.611.4563.0025.35
Average MLB - Per 162 games162291327313152842235922126.250.307.349.65610218318.299.099.185.0007.1018.552.611.4563.0025.35
Average Minor - Per 162 games162581881502871273198588747520.258.327.392.71922847656.283.134.253.0008.8413.331.511.8448.1531.14

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Columbus Astros SouAAhou222B135--2873662867681653.9594.84------13798.594.4
1978Columbus Astros SouAAhou22SS7--482-1412.8571.71------1375.14.9
1978Charleston Charlies ILAAAhou222B1--53-2881.0008.00------333.30.7
1979Columbus Astros SouAAhou232B91--2282401168479468.9775.14------9298.963.6
1979Columbus Astros SouAAhou23SS1---13-213131.00013.00------921.10.7
1979Charleston Charlies ILAAAhou232B22--435341110096.9604.36------22100.015.8
1980Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou242B41--103108826219211.9635.15------6464.128.1
1980Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou243B7--416122120.9522.86------6410.94.8
1980Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou24SS2--34--771.0003.50------643.11.4
1981Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou25OF28--4512-4846.9581.64------12223.020.1
1981Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou253B26--13371346350.7941.92------12221.318.7
1981Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou252B13--2426395350.9433.85------12210.79.4
1981Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou25SS6--1111442622.8463.67------1224.94.3
1982Hawaii Islanders PCLAAAsdn263B76--491721817239221.9252.91------13954.752.8
1982Hawaii Islanders PCLAAAsdn262B38--9990420193189.9794.97------13927.326.4
1982Hawaii Islanders PCLAAAsdn26OF22--44---44441.0002.00------13915.815.3
1983Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou272B113--2153222571562537.9564.75------12689.779.6
1984Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou282B49--103176835287279.9725.69------49100.035.0
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou282B15--1720374037.9252.47------5328.39.3
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28SS4--22--441.0001.00------537.52.5
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28OF3--3---331.0001.00------535.71.9
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29OF33--562115958.9831.76------7544.020.4
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou292B21--2435-759591.0002.81------7528.013.0
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29SS1--111-32.6672.00------751.30.6
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou293B1---------------751.30.6
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou302B26--38573109895.9693.65------7037.116.0
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30OF5--411-65.8331.00------707.13.1
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30C1---------------701.40.6
1987Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou312B13--2228-350501.0003.85------3438.29.2
1987Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou313B9--515312320.8702.22------3426.56.3
1987Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou311B5--324-436361.0007.20------3414.73.5
1987Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou31OF4--5---551.0001.25------3411.82.8
1987Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou31SS1--32--551.0005.00------342.90.7
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou312B9--810-318181.0002.00------5018.05.6
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31OF6--113--14141.0002.33------5012.03.7
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou313B4---2--221.0000.50------508.02.5
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou322B31--4068718115108.9393.48------6845.619.1
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou323B11--512322017.8501.55------6816.26.8
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou321B2--3-1-43.7501.50------682.91.2
1989Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan332B55--1141571429285271.9514.93------8267.138.7
1989Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit332B24--4859419111107.9644.46------3080.016.9
1989Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan33OF13--15-1-1615.9381.15------8215.99.2
1989Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan333B10--392-1412.8571.20------8212.27.0
1990Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos342B65--143146935298289.9704.45------12253.344.5
1990Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos34OF53--12424-130126.9692.38------12243.436.3
1990Boston Red SoxALMLBbos342B2---------------20.01.2
1991Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos352B31--5773622136130.9564.19------6547.721.7
1991Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos353B8--773-1714.8241.75------6512.35.6
MLB Totals for 2B - 6 season(s)-   2B104--1271901345330317.9613.05------1040.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF47--746218280.9761.70------470.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B16--514322219.8641.19------160.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS5--331-76.8571.20------50.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2--3-1-43.7501.50------20.00.0
MLB Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 11 season(s)-   2B465--97612418528223022217.9634.77------4650.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 6 season(s)-   3B136--812564024377337.8942.48------1360.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF120--23337-243236.9711.97------1200.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 3 season(s)-   SS9--1717443834.8953.78------90.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B5--324-436361.0007.20------50.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B226--5156063913511601121.9664.96------2260.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS8--421222725.9263.13------80.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Columbus Astros SouAAhou22---1357------
1978Charleston Charlies ILAAAhou22---1-------
1979Columbus Astros SouAAhou23---911------
1979Charleston Charlies ILAAAhou23---22-------
1980Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou24---4127-----
1981Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou25---13626---28-
1982Hawaii Islanders PCLAAAsdn26---38-76---22-
1983Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou27---113-------
1984Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou28---49-------
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28---154----3-
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29---2111---33-
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30-1-26-----5-
1987Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou31--51319---4-
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31---9-4---6-
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32--231-11-----
1989Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan33---55-10---13-
1989Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit33---24-------
1990Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos34---65-----53-
1990Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34---2-------
1991Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos35---31-8-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1986Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB3022000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs22000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1992New Britain Red SoxEastAAMinorbos36Manager1405882.41423.08 
1993New Britain Red SoxEastAAMinorbos37Manager1405288.37143.08 
1994New Britain Red SoxEastAAMinorbos38Manager1405981.42122.55 
1995Quad Cities River BanditsMidwAMinorhou39Manager1377661.555--2 Lost in Semi-Finals
1996Quad Cities River BanditsMidwAMinorhou40Manager1317061.534--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
1998Jackson GeneralsTexAAMinorhou42Manager1407070.50010.03 
1999Jackson GeneralsTexAAMinorhou43Manager1406872.4866.03 
2006Salem AvalancheCaroA+Minorhou50Manager1377661.5558.02 Lost in 1st Round
2007Salem AvalancheCaroA+Minorhou51Manager1397960.5688.02 Lost in Finals
2008Salem AvalancheCaroA+Minorhou52Manager1405684.40033.04 
2009Tri City ValleycatsNYPLA-Minorhou53Manager752748.36018.04 
2010Tri City ValleyCatsNYPLA-Minorhou54Manager743836.514--2 League Champions
2011Jackson GeneralsSouAAMinorsea55Manager1406872.48615.03 
2012Jackson GeneralsSouAAMinorsea56Manager1407961.564--1 Lost in Finals
2013Peoria JavelinasAFLFall-57Manager.000-- 
2017Modesto NutsCalifA+Minorsea61Coach1427468.521--1Mitch CanhamLeague Champions
2018Mahoning Valley ScrappersNYPLA-Minorcle62Manager000.000--0 
* 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 [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2006Carolina League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1990-02-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1989-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-05-23Purchased by Dodgers from Pirates. 
1989-02-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
1988-11-17Released by Astros. 
1983-01-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1982-10-22Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1982-03-28TradeTraded by Astros to Padres for Doug Lulay. 
* 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
1985Houston AstrosTeam Payroll2960,000-51633-370,78060,00060,000
1986Houston AstrosTeam Payroll3085,000-5292225386,34760,000145,000
1987Houston AstrosTeam Payroll31100,000-4082241344,90660,000245,000
1988Houston AstrosTeam Payroll32150,000-4162241392,10762,500395,000
* 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