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Kirby PuckettTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1981-1995 MLB Years: 1984-1995
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Rated Prospect
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-1919, DH-81, 3B-4, 2B-4, SS-3Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKirby Puckett
Height5-9Weight223BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 14,1961PlaceChicago,Illinois
Death DateMarch 6,2006 [44.357]
High SchoolCalumet (Chicago,IL)
CollegeBradley University (Peoria,IL), Triton College (River Grove,IL)

DraftedSelected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsEllsworth Brown
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-MIN-#4 ... 1984-MIN-#1
MLB DebutMay 8,1984 [23.055]
OrganizationsMIN [14] Awards23Awards Voting10-1024
TBC Player ID16813Retrosheet IDpuckk001MLBAM ID120790
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed69Power67Contact71XBH53RBIs71Runs67Hitting91Durability91Team.505Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981Bradley UniversityMVCNCAA-1cf-of2053156405986841213252200000.378.464.6601.12410322181.405.282.558.49813.8112.150.884.4219.5037.29
1982Elizabethton TwinsAppRkmin-of216527565105153335434252731100.382.438.491.92913521305.415.109.342.4168.208.851.080.9891.6720.00
1983Visalia OaksCalifA+min-of221385481051722979974811466223520.314.366.442.80824245604.338.128.279.3607.6210.261.351.4960.8926.16
1984Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-of23218092120158241402100.263.294.325.61926387.303.062.188.2814.6016.093.501.1580.0014.29
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34of23128557631651250311471669442111.296.320.336.65618717583.337.040.081.2972.7411.844.310.000.0010.30
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34of241616918019929134742112418745309.288.330.385.71526646744.323.097.169.3205.5111.692.120.54172.7523.12
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34of25161680119223376319620123499720414.328.366.537.90336574723.349.209.271.3944.7013.692.914.2921.9433.18
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34of261576249620732528991273291606716.332.367.534.90133365668.350.202.261.3844.7913.622.844.1922.2931.40
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34of2715865710923442524121672383209417.356.375.545.92035871691.376.189.222.4033.3312.013.613.4727.3830.34
1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34of28159635752154549851144159305921.339.379.465.84429558684.360.126.202.3745.998.631.441.3270.5626.98
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34of291465518216440312805457733131115.298.365.446.81124655615.324.148.254.3599.2711.871.281.9545.9233.54
1991Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34of301526119219529615891153178487427.319.352.460.81228150661.343.141.201.3594.6911.802.522.2740.7325.64
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34of311606391042103841911017744976161317.329.374.490.86431361696.361.161.246.3816.3213.942.202.7333.6329.05
1993Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34of32156622891843932289864793715715.296.349.474.82329564682.316.178.257.3606.8913.641.983.2328.2734.78
1994Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34of331084397913932320112632847717711.317.362.540.90223755482.314.223.294.3815.819.751.684.1521.9539.57
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34of341375388316939023993256893051815.314.379.515.89427762602.339.201.307.3809.3014.781.593.8223.3936.69
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter17837244107123044145720710851347645096556235885188.318.360.477.83734536787831.342.159.229.0005.7512.322.142.6435.0029.43
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter22490317929846101313799177510356720.330.382.446.82840369996.359.116.290.0007.5310.341.371.3169.4623.15
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter218092120158241402100.263.294.325.61926387.303.062.188.0004.6016.093.501.1580.0014.29
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1385481051722979974811466223520.314.366.442.80824245604.338.128.279.0007.6210.261.351.4960.8926.16
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6527565105153335434252731100.382.438.491.92913521305.415.109.342.0008.208.851.080.9891.6720.00
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter53156405986841213252200000.378.464.6601.12410322181.405.282.558.00013.8112.150.884.4219.5037.29
Minnesota Twins Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter17837244107123044145720710851347645096556235885188.318.360.477.83734536787831.342.159.229.0005.7512.322.142.6435.0029.43
Average MLB - Per 162 games1626589720938519991274188525817.318.360.477.83731462712.342.159.229.0005.7512.322.142.6435.0029.43
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626531292163379997212547444510.330.382.446.82829150720.359.116.290.0007.5310.341.371.3169.4623.15

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1982Elizabethton Twins AppRkmin21OF65--1331151149144.9662.22------65100.095.6
1983Visalia Oaks CalifA+min22OF137--2532255280275.9822.01------13899.397.9
1984Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin23OF21--3513-3936.9231.71------21100.015.3
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23OF128--4381634457454.9933.55------128100.079.0
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24OF161--4651985492484.9843.01------161100.099.4
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25OF160--429863443437.9862.73------16199.498.8
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26OF147--341852354349.9862.37------15793.690.7
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26DH8---------------1575.14.9
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27OF158--4501234465462.9942.92------158100.097.5
1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28OF157--4381343455451.9912.87------15998.796.9
1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28DH2---------------1591.31.2
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29OF141--354943367363.9892.57------14696.687.0
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29DH4---------------1462.72.5
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin292B1---------------1460.70.6
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29SS1---------------1460.70.6
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin293B1---------------1460.70.6
1991Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30OF152--3731365392386.9852.54------152100.093.8
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31OF149--394933406403.9932.70------16093.192.0
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31DH9---------------1605.65.6
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin312B2---------------1601.31.2
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin313B2---------------1601.31.2
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31SS1---------------1600.60.6
1993Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32OF139--3121322327325.9942.34------15689.185.8
1993Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32DH17---------------15610.910.5
1994Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin33OF95--2041332220217.9862.28------10888.084.1
1994Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin33DH13---------------10812.011.5
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34OF109--194941207203.9811.86------13779.675.7
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34DH28---------------13720.419.4
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin343B1---------------1370.70.7
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34SS1---------------1370.70.7
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin342B1---1--111.0001.00------1370.70.7
MLB Totals for OF - 12 season(s)-   OF1696--4392142513745854534.9892.67------16960.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 7 season(s)-   DH81---------------810.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B4---------------40.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B4---1--111.0000.25------40.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 3 season(s)-   SS3---------------30.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF21--3513-3936.9231.71------210.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF137--2532255280275.9822.01------1370.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF65--1331151149144.9662.22------650.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1982Elizabethton Twins AppRkmin21---------65-
1983Visalia Oaks CalifA+min22---------137-
1984Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin23---------21-
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23---------128-
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24---------161-
1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25---------160-
1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26---------1478
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27---------158-
1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28---------1572
1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29---111---1414
1991Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30---------152-
1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31---212---1499
1993Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32---------13917
1994Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin33---------9513
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34---111---10928

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1987Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB26524351013100500000.208.208.375.5839224.222.167.2080.0020.830.004.1724.0040.00
1987Minnesota TwinsWorld SeriesMLB267285101103102100000.357.400.464.86413230.370.107.2146.673.330.500.000.0020.00
1991Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB30521491026001400000.429.455.7621.21716322.467.333.3814.5518.184.009.0910.5033.33
1991Minnesota TwinsWorld SeriesMLB30724460124105700000.250.379.583.96214329.267.333.58317.2424.141.406.9012.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs10457142039101900000.311.326.556.88225546.333.245.2892.1719.579.006.5215.0035.71
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs14529161227207800000.308.390.519.90927559.333.211.38511.8613.561.143.3926.0031.25

Awards [23]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1986AL Player of the Month (April) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Gold Glove (Outfielder) ... American League Player of the Week (April 21-April 27) ... American League Player of the Week (July 28-August 3)5
1987AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Gold Glove (Outfielder) ... American League Player of the Week (August 24-August 30)3
1988AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)2
1989AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)2
1991ALCS Most Valuable Player ... American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)2
1992AL Player of the Month (May) ... AL Player of the Month (June) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Gold Glove (Outfielder) ... American League Player of the Week (June 1-June 7)5
1993Branch Rickey Award ... MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player2
1994AL Silver Slugger Award (OF)1
1996Roberto Clemente Award1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1992-12-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
1992-10-28Free 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
1985Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll24130,000-4651423370,78060,000130,000
1986Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll25255,000-3731447386,34760,000385,000
1987Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll26465,000-216770++344,90660,000850,000
1988Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll271,090,000-57593++392,10762,5001,940,000
1989Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll282,000,000-21398++429,80262,5003,940,000
1990Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll292,816,667-21100++515,727100,0006,756,667
1991Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll303,166,667-24297++742,231100,0009,923,334
1992Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll312,966,667-72392++962,245109,00012,890,001
1993Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll325,300,000-91100++968,431109,00018,190,001
1994Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll335,300,000-81100++957,101109,00023,490,001
1995Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll346,300,000-11199++999,520109,00029,790,001
* 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