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Steve SaxTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1978-1994 MLB Years: 1981-1994
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Drafted
Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

Positions2B-1970, OF-82, DH-26, SS-20, 3B-11Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameStephen Louis Sax
Height5-11Weight182BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 29,1960 [58.198]PlaceSacramento,California
High SchoolRiver City (Sacramento,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 9th round (229th overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsRonnie King
MLB DebutAugust 18,1981 [21.202]
OrganizationsLAN [11] CHA [3] NYA [3] OAK [1] Awards3Awards Voting4-80
TBC Player ID17603Retrosheet IDsax-s001MLBAM ID121732
RelationshipsBrother of Dave Sax
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (2B) in 1982
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed79Power32Contact90XBH28RBIs35Runs61Hitting76Durability80Team.512Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1978Lethbridge DodgersPioRklan-ss183913124436302102162012000.328.405.420.825559150.387.092.198.37810.6713.331.250.000.0020.93
1979Clinton DodgersMidwAlan-of-2b1911538664112152252258573032700.290.380.355.73513719455.305.065.256.34012.536.590.530.44193.0016.96
1980Vero Beach DodgersFSLA+lan-2b201395307815018836138105126511500.283.349.364.71319329602.291.081.230.3268.474.320.510.50176.6719.33
1981San Antonio DodgersTexAAlan-2b2111548594168233852348403254220.346.400.456.85622134536.358.110.245.3907.465.970.801.4960.6320.24
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan522b2131119153320295771401010.277.317.345.662414127.301.068.109.3035.5111.022.001.5759.5012.12
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32b2215063888180237447491949532100110.282.335.359.69422934699.303.077.201.3167.017.581.080.57159.5018.89
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32b23155623941751855415630587318238.281.342.350.69221828692.311.069.204.3158.3810.551.260.72124.6016.00
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32b241455697013824413534194753123312.243.300.304.60417329622.264.061.170.2777.568.521.130.16569.0021.01
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32b251364886213684142271154433331215.279.352.318.67015513551.302.039.182.3019.807.800.800.18488.009.56
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32b261576339121043465640175958363512.332.390.441.83127953704.357.109.239.3708.388.240.980.85105.5025.24
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32b271576108417122764637114461351513.280.331.369.70022535663.303.089.203.3106.649.201.390.90101.6720.47
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32b281606327017519455742124551172611.277.325.343.66821728687.294.066.185.3026.557.421.130.73126.4016.00
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya62b291586518820526356343175244185219.315.364.387.75125234717.329.072.192.3417.256.140.850.70130.2016.59
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya62b30155615701602424424394946466313.260.316.325.64120030680.273.065.200.2937.216.760.940.59153.7518.75
1991New York YankeesALMLBnya62b3115865285198382105631114138356215.304.345.414.75927050707.308.110.204.3405.805.370.931.4165.2025.25
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha72b3214356774134264447301243422126417.236.290.317.60718034630.247.081.189.2766.836.670.980.63141.7525.37
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha7of-dh335711920285018738602001.235.283.303.586366129.241.068.168.2686.204.650.750.78119.0021.43
1994Birmingham BaronsSouAAcha-2b34722572001005210002.318.464.409.8739228.350.091.318.40517.867.140.400.000.0028.57
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak62b34724260101000200000.250.250.333.5838124.273.083.083.2530.008.330.000.000.0016.67
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter176969409131949278475455044417855658424753747146.281.335.358.69324833797632.299.077.195.0007.297.651.050.71128.5219.45
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter4151554265480641613187972816911015191422.309.379.396.775615931771.323.087.240.0009.546.210.650.73119.5419.38
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter12250799175253853348453464222.345.404.454.85823036564.358.109.249.0007.986.030.761.4263.3820.57
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1395307815018836138105126511500.283.349.364.71319329602.291.081.230.0008.474.320.510.50176.6719.33
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11538664112152252258573032700.290.380.355.73513719455.305.065.256.00012.536.590.530.44193.0016.96
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3913124436302102162012000.328.405.420.825559150.387.092.198.00010.6713.331.250.000.0020.93
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter10914312574121815935303332901263634061442143681.282.339.356.69515372244745.305.074.196.0007.658.561.120.63143.7318.39
New York Yankees Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter4711918243563887191611173714212881917747.294.342.376.7187221142104.304.082.199.0006.756.080.900.90100.9520.25
Chicago White Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter20068694162314555371551482146418.236.289.315.60421640759.246.079.185.0006.726.320.940.66137.2024.69
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter724260101000200000.250.250.333.5838124.273.083.083.0000.008.330.000.000.0016.67
Average MLB - Per 162 games1626368417825455041165153273413.281.335.358.69322735699.299.077.195.0007.297.651.050.71128.5219.45
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626071031872565733811664367511.309.379.396.77524036691.323.087.240.0009.546.210.650.73119.5419.38

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Lethbridge Dodgers PioRklan18SS20--2140947061.8713.05------3951.329.4
1979Clinton Dodgers MidwAlan19OF49--4552-5250.9621.02------11542.636.8
1979Clinton Dodgers MidwAlan192B34--65661418145131.9033.85------11529.625.6
1979Clinton Dodgers MidwAlan193B4--142-75.7141.25------1153.53.0
1980Vero Beach Dodgers FSLA+lan202B138--3604382091818798.9765.78------13999.397.9
1981San Antonio Dodgers TexAAlan212B114--2552981769570553.9704.85------11599.1167.6
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan212B29--6493422161157.9755.41------3193.526.4
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan222B149--3474521983818799.9775.36------15099.392.0
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan232B152--3313993074760730.9614.80------15598.193.8
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan242B141--3184502199789768.9735.45------14597.287.0
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan252B135--3303572284709687.9695.09------13699.383.3
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan253B1---1--111.0001.00------1360.70.6
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan262B154--3674321671815799.9805.19------15798.195.1
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan272B152--3424201492776762.9825.01------15796.893.8
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27OF1--1---111.0001.00------1570.60.6
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan273B1---------------1570.60.6
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan282B158--2764291469719705.9814.46------16098.898.1
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya292B158--31246010117782772.9874.89------158100.098.1
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya302B154--29245710102759749.9874.86------15599.495.1
1991New York YankeesALMLBnya312B149--2744437107724717.9904.81------15894.392.0
1991New York YankeesALMLBnya313B5--3113-1714.8242.80------1583.23.1
1991New York YankeesALMLBnya31DH4---------------1582.52.5
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha322B141--3053902075715695.9724.93------14398.687.0
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32DH1---------------1430.70.6
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33OF32--39---39391.0001.22------5756.119.8
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33DH21---------------5736.813.0
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha332B1---3--331.0003.00------571.80.6
1994Birmingham Barons SouAAcha342B5--79121716.9413.20------771.43.6
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak342B6--1620-336361.0006.00------785.75.3
MLB Totals for 2B - 14 season(s)-   2B1679--3574480518799885668379.9784.99------16790.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF33--40---40401.0001.21------330.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH26---------------260.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B7--3123-1815.8332.14------70.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B119--2623071871587569.9694.78------1190.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B138--3604382091818798.9765.78------1380.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF49--4552-5250.9621.02------490.00.0
A Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B34--65661418145131.9033.85------340.00.0
A Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B4--142-75.7141.25------40.00.0
Rk Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS20--2140947061.8713.05------200.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Lethbridge Dodgers PioRklan18----20------
1979Clinton Dodgers MidwAlan19---34-4---49-
1980Vero Beach Dodgers FSLA+lan20---138-------
1981San Antonio Dodgers TexAAlan21---114-------
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21---29-------
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22---149-------
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23---152-------
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan24---141-------
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25---135-1-----
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan26---154-------
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27---152-1---1-
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28---158-------
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya29---158-------
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya30---154-------
1991New York YankeesALMLBnya31---149-5----4
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32---141------1
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33---1-----3221
1994Birmingham Barons SouAAcha34---5-------
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak34---6-------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB2121000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1983Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB23416040000101000000.250.294.250.5444017.250.000.1255.880.000.000.000.000.00
1985Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB25620163001001500000.300.333.450.7839321.400.150.2004.7623.815.000.000.0050.00
1988Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB28730780003503300000.267.333.267.6008033.296.000.2679.099.091.000.000.000.00
1988Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB28520360000101100000.300.333.300.6336021.316.000.1004.764.761.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs17668183004605800000.273.324.318.64221371.310.045.2127.0411.271.600.000.0016.67
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs721360000101100000.286.318.286.6046022.300.000.0954.554.551.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2013Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari53First Base Coach1628181.50011.02Kirk Gibson
* 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 [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1982National League Rookie of the Year1
1986NL Player of the Month (September) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (2B)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1994-10-14Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-04-30ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1994-04-21Released by White Sox. 
1992-01-10TradeTraded by Yankees to White Sox for Domingo Jean, Bob Wickman and Melido Perez. 
1988-11-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1988-11-04Free 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
1985Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll25465,000-2331062++370,78060,000465,000
1986Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll26584,624-2021172++386,34760,0001,049,624
1987Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll27736,834-1351081++344,90660,0001,786,458
1988Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll28838,182-129982++392,10762,5002,624,640
1989New York YankeesTeam Payroll291,150,000-81590++429,80262,5003,774,640
1990New York YankeesTeam Payroll30950,000-157978++515,727100,0004,724,640
1991New York YankeesTeam Payroll311,650,001-139781++742,231100,0006,374,641
1992Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll323,575,000-33297++962,245109,0009,949,641
1993Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll331,975,000-1911379++968,431109,00011,924,641
1994Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll343,475,000-73493++957,101109,00015,399,641
* 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