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Lenn SakataTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1973-1987 MLB Years: 1977-1987
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Drafted
World Series Champion

Positions2B-742, SS-102, 3B-17, DH-4, OF-1, C-1Position when Drafted2BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLenn Haruki Sakata
Height5-9Weight160BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJune 8,1954 [64.136]PlaceHonolulu,Hawaii
High SchoolKalani (Honolulu,HI)
CollegeGonzaga University (Spokane,WA)

DraftedSelected by the Milwaukee Brewers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 1975 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the San Diego Padres [Team Picks] in the 5th round (97th overall) of the 1974 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the San Francisco Giants [Team Picks] in the 14th round (331st overall) of the 1972 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutJuly 21,1977 [23.043]
OrganizationsBAL [6] MIL [5] NYA [1] OAK [1] Awards2
TBC Player ID17511Retrosheet IDsakal001MLBAM ID121627
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed59Power50Contact72XBH49RBIs44Runs64Hitting56Durability39Team.529Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1973Gonzaga UniversityBigSkyNCAA-12b-ss1950171455670840160211100000.327.401.509.9108715192.316.182.398.41110.945.730.524.1721.3826.79
1974Gonzaga UniversityBigSkyNCAA-12b-ss205819555741031168150392200000.379.483.6311.11412324234.389.252.528.49816.679.400.564.7017.7332.43
1975Thetford MinesEastAA-211214216310893943000000000.257.257.356.61315021421.240.099.100.2770.000.000.002.1446.7819.44
1976SpokanePCLAAA-22141510641432351070000000000.280.280.404.68420638510.266.124.124.3120.000.000.001.9651.0026.57
1977Spokane IndiansPCLAAAmil-239434552105194473172424302700.304.373.417.79014427396.331.113.278.35310.6110.861.021.0186.2525.71
1977Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil212b23531541325202121392206001.162.209.214.423334169.177.052.097.1975.3313.022.441.1877.0016.00
1978Spokane IndiansPCLAAAmil-2b2445156244214302042151531200.269.341.397.7386217177.294.128.237.3358.478.471.000.000.0040.48
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil212b24307881540031081100013.192.267.244.51119486.224.052.167.2389.3012.791.380.000.0026.67
1979Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-2b2511845459136213664167304331400.300.344.399.74318130492.318.099.185.3346.108.741.431.2275.6722.06
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil22b25414172001000100000.500.500.6431.1439214.538.143.143.5080.007.140.000.000.0028.57
1980Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-2b26269319326138507813000.344.396.527.9234910104.354.183.312.4116.737.691.142.8831.0031.25
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal122b264383121632192161000103.193.244.313.55726690.205.120.205.2526.6711.111.671.1183.0037.50
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal12ss276115019344051540111811105.227.282.353.635539164.227.126.227.2936.7110.981.643.0530.0026.47
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal122b-ss28136343408918163174303948427.259.323.370.69312725389.275.111.207.3127.7110.031.301.5457.1728.09
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal122b296613423347031284161711004.254.338.373.7115010152.272.119.269.32610.5311.181.061.9744.6729.41
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal122b30811572330103114161505024.191.221.255.476404168.194.064.121.2123.578.932.501.7952.3313.33
1985Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-2b3116567121002004800000.214.267.232.49913160.250.018.089.2336.6713.332.000.000.008.33
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal122b315597152230363261511003.227.279.351.630346105.241.124.196.2845.7114.292.502.8632.3327.27
1986Tacoma TigersPCLAAAoak-2b3211039966125273248110523021410.313.392.411.80316432458.332.098.256.36211.356.550.580.44199.5025.60
1986Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak172b3217344122005013600101.353.395.412.80714238.414.059.118.3617.8915.792.000.000.0016.67
1987Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-2b33816150001003201100.313.400.313.7135021.333.000.188.33014.299.520.670.000.000.00
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya113b3319455120124012410002.267.313.444.75720348.256.177.200.3294.178.332.004.1722.5025.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter5651289163296464251093017971588227533.230.286.330.616425751423.243.100.185.0006.8211.101.631.7651.5625.34
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter679245035570812022343295311153149991810.289.331.398.7299741762639.295.109.188.0005.805.650.971.2972.0624.86
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter558202929260011119252865311153149991810.296.345.406.7518241552218.307.110.207.0006.906.720.971.1381.1625.83
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1214216310893943000000000.257.257.356.61315021421.240.099.100.0000.000.000.002.1446.7819.44
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter10836610013017319108310603300000.355.446.5741.02021039426.354.219.467.00014.087.750.554.4619.2630.00
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter44296413222536321842812751147166426.233.292.342.634330601068.244.109.203.0007.0210.671.521.9745.9026.67
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter8724622478021623173406014.191.243.248.4916110269.214.057.122.0006.3212.642.000.74123.0021.28
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter19455120124012410002.267.313.444.75720348.256.177.200.0004.178.332.004.1722.5025.00
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter17344122005013600101.353.395.412.80714238.414.059.118.0007.8915.792.000.000.0016.67
Average MLB - Per 162 games162370478513173195284526219.230.286.330.61612222408.243.100.185.0006.8211.101.631.7651.5625.34
Average Minor - Per 162 games16258585169295878133373622400.289.331.398.72923242630.295.109.188.0005.805.650.971.2972.0624.86

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1977Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil232B53--102159443265261.9854.92------53100.032.7
1978Spokane Indians PCLAAAmil242B45--73160533238233.9795.18------45100.032.4
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil242B29--5066312119116.9754.00------3096.717.9
1979Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil252B117--2664071492687673.9805.75------11899.279.6
1979Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil253B2---2--221.0001.00------1181.71.4
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil252B4--1013-523231.0005.75------4100.02.5
1980Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal262B26--4597427146142.9735.46------26100.018.7
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal262B34--5572218129127.9843.74------4379.121.0
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26SS4---1--111.0000.25------439.32.5
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26DH1---------------432.30.6
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27SS42--52106623164158.9633.76------6168.940.0
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal272B20--30421107372.9863.60------6132.819.0
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal282B83--106145634257251.9773.02------13661.051.2
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28SS56--761541027240230.9584.11------13641.234.6
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal292B60--84117236203201.9903.35------6690.937.0
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29C1-----------10.0-661.50.6
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29DH1---------------661.50.6
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal302B76--80161333244241.9883.17------8193.846.9
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30OF1---------------811.20.6
1985Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal312B15--2848387976.9625.07------1693.810.8
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal312B50--5887618151145.9602.90------5590.931.1
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31DH1---------------551.80.6
1986Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak322B100--1682861052464454.9784.54------11090.969.4
1986Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak323B3--26--881.0002.67------1102.72.1
1986Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak322B16--2139146160.9843.75------1794.19.9
1986Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak32DH1---------------175.90.6
1987Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya332B8--1326144039.9754.88------8100.05.7
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya333B12--323212826.9292.17------1963.27.4
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya332B6--57-312121.0002.00------1931.63.7
MLB Totals for 2B - 11 season(s)-   2B431--6019082821615371509.9823.50------4310.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 3 season(s)-   SS102--1282611650405389.9603.81------1020.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B12--323212826.9292.17------120.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH4---------------40.00.0
MLB Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C1-----------10.0-10.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 6 season(s)-   2B311--59310243721616541617.9785.20------3110.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B5--28--10101.0002.00------50.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1977Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil23---53-------
1978Spokane Indians PCLAAAmil24---45-------
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24---29-------
1979Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil25---117-2-----
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil25---4-------
1980Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal26---26-------
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26---344-----1
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27---2042------
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28---8356------
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29-1-60------1
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30---76-----1-
1985Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal31---15-------
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31---50------1
1986Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak32---100-3-----
1986Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak32---16------1
1987Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya33---8-------
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya33---6-12-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1983Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB2911000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1988Southern Oregon A'sNwstA-Minoroak34Manager764630.605--1 Lost in Finals
1991Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAMinorcal37Hitting Coach1367066.5152.02Max Oliveras
1992Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAMinorcal38Hitting Coach1437469.5178.53Max Oliveras
1999San Jose GiantsCalifA+Minorsfn45Manager1407565.53613.02 Lost in Finals
2000Bakersfield BlazeCalifA+Minorsfn46Manager1408060.571--0 Lost in 1st Round
2001San Jose GiantsCalifA+Minorsfn47Manager1407763.550--1 Co-League Champions
2002Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAMinorsfn48Manager1445787.39628.04 
2004San Jose GiantsCalifA+Minorsfn50Manager1407466.52916.02 Lost in Semi-Finals
2005San Jose GiantsCalifA+Minorsfn51Manager1408555.607--1 League Champions
2006San Jose GiantsCalifA+Minorsfn52Manager1408258.586--1 Lost in 2nd Round
2007San Jose GiantsCalifA+Minorsfn53Manager1407367.5214.03 League Champions
2011Asheville TouristsSALAMinorcol57Hitting Coach1396970.49610.04Joe Mikulik
2012Modesto NutsCalifA+Minorcol58Manager1407367.5212.02 Lost in Finals
2014San Jose GiantsCalifA+Minorsfn60Manager1407367.52112.04 
* 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 [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2005California League Manager of the Year1
2006Hi A Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-11-02Released by Yankees. 
1986-12-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1986-02-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1985-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1979-12-06TradeTraded by Brewers to Orioles for John Flinn. 
* 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
1985Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll3160,000-51635-370,78060,00060,000
1986Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll3275,000-5562621386,34760,000135,000
1987New York YankeesTeam Payroll33125,000-3842845344,90660,000260,000
* 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