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Luis PoloniaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1984-2002 MLB Years: 1987-2000
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Rated Prospect
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-1428, DH-222, LF-93, RF-44Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLuis Andrew Polonia Almonte
Height5-8Weight152BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateOctober 12,1964 [53.253]PlaceSantiago,Dominican Republic

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1984 by the Oakland Athletics.
Signing ScoutsJuan Marichal
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1985-OAK-#10 ... 1986-OAK-#8 ... 1987-OAK-#6
MLB DebutApril 24,1987 [22.194]
OrganizationsOAK [6] NYA [5] CAL [4] DET [2] ATL [2] BAL [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID16708Retrosheet IDpolol001MLBAM ID120658
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed83Power36Contact84XBH31RBIs35Runs66Hitting84Durability63Team.517Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Madison MuskiesMidwAoak-of1913552810316221108645524579559270.307.378.430.80822739601.361.123.290.3629.4815.811.671.3366.0024.07
1985Huntsville StarsSouAAoak11of201305158214915182363920595406430.289.360.400.76020635584.317.111.262.33910.109.250.920.34257.5023.49
1986Tacoma TigersPCLAAAoak-of21134549981652043633621526532420.301.362.368.73020227610.334.067.189.3318.5210.661.250.49183.0016.36
1987Tacoma TigersPCLAAAoak-of221456181812084214600110.321.451.411.86223371.353.090.375.38619.728.450.430.000.0016.67
1987Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22of22125435781251610449297326401114.287.335.398.73317330469.329.111.234.3236.8213.652.000.85108.7524.00
1988Tacoma TigersPCLAAAoak-of236525458851352273115292810310.335.401.449.85011420287.366.114.291.38010.109.760.970.70127.0023.53
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22of23842885184114227249214002203.292.338.378.71610917313.331.086.212.3246.7112.781.900.64144.0020.24
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22of245920631596411713491502105.286.315.369.6847611218.304.083.170.3094.136.881.670.46206.0018.64
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya22of2466227397111222994162920318.313.359.405.7649215248.347.092.185.3446.4511.691.810.81113.5021.13
1989Totals for AL-AL         125433701301763462282544224113.300.338.388.72616826466.326.088.178.3285.369.441.760.64144.3320.00
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya22dh251122270003100100101.318.304.318.6227023.318.000.045.2760.004.350.000.000.000.00
1990California AngelsALMLBcal18,22of2510938150128792322014254213318.336.376.417.79315918413.371.081.163.3566.0510.171.680.48190.5014.06
1990Totals for AL-AL         12040352135792352114254313419.335.372.412.78416618436.367.077.156.3525.739.861.720.46201.5013.33
1991California AngelsALMLBcal22of261506049217928825048235274123411.296.352.379.73122938662.333.083.210.3307.8511.181.420.30302.0021.23
1992California AngelsALMLBcal22of271495778316517403551214564184618.286.337.329.66619021635.319.043.173.3047.0910.081.420.000.0012.73
1993California AngelsALMLBcal22of28152576751561761325524485328377.271.328.326.65418824637.295.055.193.2957.548.321.100.16576.0015.38
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya17of2995350621092161362012373642117.311.383.414.79714528394.344.103.231.3569.399.140.970.25350.0025.69
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya17of3067238376293215104252902413.261.326.349.6758314269.284.088.218.3039.2910.781.160.74119.0022.58
1995Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl17of3028536147002303901000.264.304.396.70021757.318.132.245.3095.2615.793.000.000.0050.00
1995Totals for MLB-MLB         952914376163217134283803413.261.322.357.67910421326.290.096.223.3048.5911.661.360.61145.5027.63
1996Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-of3113509122003507800001.240.333.280.61314257.286.040.280.29012.2814.041.140.000.0016.67
1996Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29lf-dh3158175254241214861020110010.240.285.309.594547187.261.069.137.2695.3510.702.001.0787.5016.67
1996Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl17lf3122313130002111300100.419.424.419.84313033.448.000.032.3773.039.093.000.000.000.00
1996Totals for MLB-MLB         80206285541216971123111010.267.306.325.631677220.291.058.121.2855.0010.452.090.91103.0012.73
1999Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-of3442161205271322133102800012.323.363.435.7987011171.377.112.236.3515.8516.372.801.7553.6721.15
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet29dh-lf3487333461082181032179163222202.324.357.526.88317539355.334.202.273.3794.519.012.002.8233.3036.11
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet29dh-rf3580267377310562585222513512.273.325.416.74111121298.278.143.236.3227.388.391.142.0144.5028.77
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya19lf35377711224015427700102.286.341.377.71829585.300.091.208.3218.248.241.001.1877.0022.73
1995Totals for AL-AL         1173444895145730127293213614.276.329.407.73614026383.283.131.230.3247.578.361.101.8349.1427.37
2001Angelopolis TigresMexAAA--36672635696167949202282700004.365.426.5821.00815332291.383.217.392.4309.629.280.963.0929.2233.33
2002Angelopolis TigresMexAAA--3711488171104344600001.354.404.417.82120252.405.063.125.3667.6911.541.500.000.0011.76
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter13794840728141718970364053211453695431537352391.293.342.383.72518542955296.321.090.203.0006.9710.251.470.68134.4420.82
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter61124244527569648272762069126031791714158.312.379.425.80410291712724.348.113.267.0009.5411.641.220.9989.7822.62
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter34613812674456020171761124714416842858.322.386.432.818596971539.355.110.261.0009.3610.921.171.1081.2421.80
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1305158214915182363920595406430.289.360.400.76020635584.317.111.262.00010.109.250.920.34257.5023.49
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13552810316221108645524579559270.307.378.430.80822739601.361.123.290.0009.4815.811.671.3366.0024.07
California Angels Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter56021383006286927514917482170233521131844.294.345.358.7037661012347.326.064.187.0007.249.931.370.21427.6016.08
Oakland Athletics Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2689291602683318793662062119054112.288.332.385.717358581000.323.097.213.0006.2011.901.920.70132.7121.64
New York Yankees Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter27691415127145116884422851026410321.296.357.389.746356621019.325.093.210.0008.3410.011.200.59152.3322.88
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter16760083181311316572514385735714.302.343.477.82028660653.309.175.257.0005.828.731.502.4537.5033.15
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter58175254241214861020110010.240.285.309.594547187.261.069.137.0005.3510.702.001.0787.5016.67
Atlanta Braves Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter508492770044141201100.321.348.405.75334790.370.084.167.0004.4413.333.000.000.0025.93
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625698616622844838174364244311.293.342.383.72521835622.321.090.203.0006.9710.251.470.68134.4420.82
Average Minor - Per 162 games16264312020025137735524698425442.312.379.425.80427345722.348.113.267.0009.5411.641.220.9989.7822.62

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1984Madison Muskies MidwAoak19OF131--2029103221211.9551.61------13597.094.9
1985Huntsville Stars SouAAoak20OF122--23613121261249.9542.04------13093.884.7
1986Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak21OF134--3188104336326.9702.43------134100.093.1
1987Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak22OF14--281113029.9672.07------14100.09.8
1987Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22OF104--235251242237.9792.28------12583.264.2
1987Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22DH18---------------12514.411.1
1988Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak23OF64--129771143136.9512.13------6598.544.4
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23OF76--155321160158.9882.08------8490.546.9
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23DH2---------------842.41.2
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24OF55--126321131129.9852.35------5993.234.0
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya24OF53--105621113111.9822.09------6680.332.9
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya24DH9---------------6613.65.6
1990California AngelsALMLBcal25OF85--142332148145.9801.71------10978.052.5
1990California AngelsALMLBcal25DH11---------------10910.16.8
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya25DH4---------------1136.42.5
1991California AngelsALMLBcal26OF143--246951260255.9811.78------15095.388.3
1991California AngelsALMLBcal26DH4---------------1502.72.5
1992California AngelsALMLBcal27OF99--192841204200.9802.02------14966.461.1
1992California AngelsALMLBcal27DH47---------------14931.529.0
1993California AngelsALMLBcal28OF141--2861253303298.9832.11------15292.887.0
1993California AngelsALMLBcal28DH4---------------1522.62.5
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya29OF84--155942168164.9761.95------9588.474.3
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya29DH2---------------952.11.8
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya30OF64--1325-11371371.0002.14------6795.544.4
1995Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl30OF15--9---991.0000.60------2853.610.4
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya30DH1---------------671.50.7
1996Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal31OF8--18---18181.0002.25------1361.55.7
1996Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31LF32--5311-5554.9821.69------5855.219.8
1996Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31DH18---------------5831.011.1
1996Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl31LF7--411-65.8330.71------2231.84.3
1996Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31RF2--3---331.0001.50------583.41.2
1999Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet34OF36--6421-6766.9851.83------4285.725.0
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet34DH51---------------8758.631.7
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet34LF31--5231-5655.9821.77------8735.619.3
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet34RF10--151--16161.0001.60------8711.56.2
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet35DH44---------------8055.027.2
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet35RF26-152402--42421.0001.620.28-----8032.516.0
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya35LF22-13630-1-3130.9681.360.22-----3759.513.7
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya35DH7---------------3718.94.3
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya35RF6-172---221.0000.330.12-----3716.23.7
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet35LF1-94---441.0004.000.44-----801.30.6
MLB Totals for OF - 9 season(s)-   OF919--178360321418751843.9832.01------9190.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 12 season(s)-   DH222---------------2220.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF93-14514354-152148.9741.591.02-----930.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF44-169603--63631.0001.430.37-----440.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF256--55718196594575.9682.25------2560.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF122--23613121261249.9542.04------1220.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF131--2029103221211.9551.61------1310.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1984Madison Muskies MidwAoak19---------131-
1985Huntsville Stars SouAAoak20---------122-
1986Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak21---------134-
1987Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak22---------14-
1987Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22---------10418
1988Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak23---------64-
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23---------762
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24---------55-
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya24---------539
1990California AngelsALMLBcal25---------8511
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya25----------4
1991California AngelsALMLBcal26---------1434
1992California AngelsALMLBcal27---------9947
1993California AngelsALMLBcal28---------1414
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya29---------842
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya30---------641
1995Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl30---------15-
1996Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal31---------8-
1996Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31------32-2-18
1996Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl31------7----
1999Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet34---------36-
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet34------31-10-51
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet35------1-26-44
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya35------22-6-7

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1988Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB2335020000001100000.400.500.400.900206.500.000.20016.6716.671.000.000.000.00
1988Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB2339110000000200000.111.111.111.222109.143.000.0000.0022.220.000.000.000.00
1995Atlanta BravesDiv SeriesMLB3033010002100100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.3330.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1995Atlanta BravesChamp. SeriesMLB3032010001000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1995Atlanta BravesWorld SeriesMLB30614341014101300000.286.333.571.9048215.300.285.4296.6720.003.006.6714.0050.00
1996Atlanta BravesDiv SeriesMLB3122000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1996Atlanta BravesChamp. SeriesMLB3133000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1996Atlanta BravesWorld SeriesMLB3165000000001200000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.20016.6733.332.000.000.000.00
2000New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB35110100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2000New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB3511000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2000New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB3522010000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2006Dominican RepublicWBCTournament4123020001000000000.667.667.6671.334203.667.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
World Baseball Classic Totals - 1 yrs23020001000000000.667.667.6671.334203.667.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs66020002100200000.333.333.333.666206.500.000.1670.0033.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 4 yrs1011030001001200000.273.333.273.6063012.333.000.0918.3316.672.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 4 yrs1730461014102700000.200.250.333.58310232.227.133.2336.2521.883.503.1330.0033.33

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2000-10-30Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2000-08-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
2000-07-31Released by Tigers. 
1999-11-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1999-11-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-12-18ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1998-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1997-03-11ContractSigned as Free Agent by Devil Rays. 
1996-11-18Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-08-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Braves. 
1996-08-12Released by Orioles. 
1996-04-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1996-03-26Released by Mariners. 
1996-02-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1995-11-02Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-08-11TradeTraded by Yankees to Braves for Troy Hughes. 
1993-12-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1993-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1990-04-29TradeTraded by Yankees to Angels for Rich Monteleone and Claudell Washington. 
1989-06-21TradeTraded by Athletics with Eric Plunk and Greg Cadaret to Yankees for Rickey Henderson. 
1984-01-03ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
* 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
1987Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll2262,500-5133018344,90660,00062,500
1988Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll2362,500-60432-392,10762,500125,000
1989New York YankeesTeam Payroll24182,500-4151849429,80262,500307,500
1989Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll24182,500-4152249429,80262,500307,500
1990California AngelsTeam Payroll25200,000-4562235515,727100,000507,500
1990New York YankeesTeam Payroll25200,000-4562535515,727100,000507,500
1991California AngelsTeam Payroll26845,000-2341367++742,231100,0001,352,500
1992California AngelsTeam Payroll271,650,000-1921076++962,245109,0003,002,500
1993California AngelsTeam Payroll282,475,000-137585++968,431109,0005,477,500
1994New York YankeesTeam Payroll291,500,000-2161476++957,101109,0006,977,500
1995New York YankeesTeam Payroll301,500,000-1851479++999,520109,0008,477,500
1995Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll301,500,000-1851179++999,520109,0008,477,500
1996Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll31250,000-4542549957,870109,0008,727,500
1996Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll31250,000-4542149957,870109,0008,727,500
1999Detroit TigersTeam Payroll34300,000-54721381,454,491200,0009,027,500
2000New York YankeesTeam Payroll351,100,000-34222621,394,248200,00010,127,500
2000Detroit TigersTeam Payroll351,100,000-34214621,394,248200,00010,127,500
* 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