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Chris SpeierTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1970-1989 MLB Years: 1971-1989
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PositionsSS-1905, 3B-184, 2B-140, 1B-2Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameChris Edward Speier
Height6-1Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJune 28,1950 [68.024]PlaceAlameda,California
High SchoolAlameda (Alameda,CA)
CollegeUniversity of California-Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara,CA)

DraftedSelected by the San Francisco Giants [Team Picks] in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1970 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Washington Senators II [Team Picks] in the 11th round (236th overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutApril 7,1971 [20.283]
OrganizationsSFN [11] MON [8] CHN [2] MIN [1] SLN [1] Awards1Awards Voting1-1
TBC Player ID18293Retrosheet IDspeic001MLBAM ID122573
RelationshipsFather of Justin Speier
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (SS) in 1971 ... Hit for the cycle on July 20, 1978 and on July 9,1988
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed46Power53Contact58XBH54RBIs49Runs39Hitting52Durability68Team.505Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1970AmarilloTexAA-2012946044130205666000000000.283.283.387.67017831460.273.104.104.2970.000.000.001.3076.6723.85
1971San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35ss2115760174141176846475690751615.235.307.323.63019431670.264.088.176.2908.3613.431.611.1975.1321.99
1972San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35ss2215056274151252157194829234728.269.361.400.76122542658.294.131.286.35012.4613.981.122.2837.4727.81
1973San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35ss23153542581351741171456669252418.249.332.356.68819332617.267.107.227.31610.7011.181.051.7849.2723.70
1974San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35ss241415015512519595332626448287.250.336.361.69718133577.270.111.238.32110.7511.091.031.5655.6726.40
1975San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35ss25141487601323051069457050133713.271.362.415.77720245564.284.144.285.35412.418.870.711.7748.7034.09
1976San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35ss2614549551112184340226052467116.226.311.297.60814725572.244.071.192.28910.499.090.870.52165.0022.32
1977San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35ss27617131000000300000.176.176.235.4114117.214.059.059.1810.0017.650.000.000.0033.33
1977Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4ss2713953158125306538126778132314.235.321.343.66418241604.267.108.232.30211.0912.911.160.83106.2032.80
1977Totals for NL-NL         14554859128316538126781132314.234.317.339.65618642621.265.105.226.29810.7913.041.210.81109.6032.81
1978Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4ss28150501471261835511060751261014.251.329.329.65816526570.283.078.200.29910.5313.161.250.88100.2020.63
1979Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4ss2911334431781317260043453011013.227.317.331.64811421391.242.104.230.29011.0011.511.051.7949.1426.92
1980Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4ss30128388351031441320352380611810.265.351.330.68112819447.291.065.191.30111.638.500.730.22388.0018.45
1981Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4ss31963073369102225123829060109.225.310.290.6008914351.243.065.186.27210.838.260.760.57153.5020.29
1982Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4ss32156530411362647601647671341213.257.316.360.67619137585.280.103.183.2988.0311.451.431.2075.7127.21
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4ss3388261316712222221293723344.257.332.341.6738916298.289.084.199.3049.7312.421.280.67130.5023.88
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4ss342540160001001802001.150.171.150.3216043.188.000.025.1502.3318.608.000.000.000.00
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln5ss343811892171380091911014.178.242.331.5733911129.188.153.229.2576.9814.732.112.3339.3352.38
1984Totals for NL-NL         631581027713900102713015.171.225.285.5104511172.188.114.177.2315.8115.702.701.7452.6740.74
1984Totals for MLB-MLB         7519112347131000133414016.178.234.272.5065211209.201.094.162.2326.2216.272.621.4463.6732.35
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin4ss341233270001003701001.212.278.212.4907037.269.000.091.2358.1118.922.330.000.000.00
1984Totals for MLB-MLB         7519112347131000133414016.178.234.272.5065211209.201.094.162.2326.2216.272.621.4463.6732.35
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28ss-3b35106218165311042413173403207.243.295.349.6447615240.269.106.174.2907.0814.172.001.6754.5028.30
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn283b369515521448062322153214134.284.349.452.8017014176.322.168.265.3508.5218.182.133.4125.8331.82
1987San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn22b-3b371113173979130113947425131153.249.342.394.73612524364.266.145.268.32411.5414.011.213.0228.8230.38
1988San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn352b388217126379131833233915127.216.311.333.6445713201.262.117.251.29411.4419.401.701.4957.0035.14
1989Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-ss39922561004108701010.273.467.318.7857131.400.045.455.37225.8122.580.880.000.0016.67
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35ss-3b392837794002005902002.243.333.351.68413444.321.108.243.31711.3620.451.800.000.0044.44
MLB Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter226071567701759302501127204254847988357344106183.246.327.349.67624974648155.270.103.220.00010.3912.121.171.3763.8926.38
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter13848249136215670108701010.282.294.384.67818532491.277.102.120.0001.631.430.881.2280.3323.53
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter922561004108701010.273.467.318.7857131.400.045.455.00025.8122.580.880.000.0016.67
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12946044130205666000000000.283.283.387.67017831460.273.104.104.0000.000.000.001.3076.6723.85
San Francisco Giants Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter11143730445924153277040933354665192539243589.248.333.360.69313412504284.270.112.236.00010.8812.111.111.6353.2927.06
Montreal Expos Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter89529022777101232229255614337377825176778.245.323.332.6559641743289.271.087.201.00010.2511.461.120.88100.0724.51
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter20137337971901047353266173311.260.318.391.70914629416.290.131.212.0007.6915.872.062.4037.3029.90
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3811892171380091911014.178.242.331.5733911129.188.153.229.0006.9814.732.112.3339.3352.38
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1233270001003701001.212.278.212.4907037.269.000.091.0008.1118.922.330.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16251355126224852346171353813.246.327.349.67617933585.270.103.220.00010.3912.121.171.3763.8926.38
Average Minor - Per 162 games16256658160256782109801010.282.294.384.67821738576.277.102.120.0001.631.430.881.2280.3323.53

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1971San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn21SS156--2395173395789756.9584.85------15799.496.3
1972San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn22SS150-13202435172069780760.9745.070.58-----150100.096.8
1973San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn23SS150-12992554703392758725.9564.830.56-----15398.092.6
1973San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn232B1-2-1--111.0001.000.50-----1530.70.6
1974San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24SS135--2104452182676655.9694.85------14195.783.3
1974San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn242B4--58-213131.0003.25------1412.82.5
1975San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25SS136--2474201281679667.9824.90------14196.584.5
1975San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn253B1---1--111.0001.00------1410.70.6
1976San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26SS135--2254411881684666.9744.93------14593.183.3
1976San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn262B7--818-226261.0003.71------1454.84.3
1976San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn263B5--441298.8891.60------1453.43.1
1976San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn261B1--41--551.0005.00------1450.70.6
1977Montreal ExposNLMLBmon27SS138--2364352175692671.9704.86------13999.385.2
1977San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn27SS5--320222523.9204.60------683.33.1
1978Montreal ExposNLMLBmon28SS148--2454671893730712.9754.81------15098.791.4
1979Montreal ExposNLMLBmon29SS112--1943551752566549.9704.90------11399.170.0
1980Montreal ExposNLMLBmon30SS127--1873962162604583.9654.59------12899.278.4
1980Montreal ExposNLMLBmon303B1---1--111.0001.00------1280.80.6
1981Montreal ExposNLMLBmon31SS96--1752801757472455.9644.74------96100.088.9
1982Montreal ExposNLMLBmon32SS155--2914051376709696.9824.49------15699.495.7
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon33SS74--1071961231315303.9624.09------8884.145.7
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon333B12--107211917.8951.42------8813.67.4
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon332B2---------------882.31.2
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34SS34--49124325176173.9835.09------3889.521.0
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon34SS13--717142524.9601.85------2552.08.1
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34SS12--1428164342.9773.50------12100.07.4
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon343B4---9--991.0002.25------2516.02.5
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln343B2---2--221.0001.00------385.31.2
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35SS58--61125733193186.9643.21------10654.736.0
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn353B31--524213129.9350.94------10629.219.3
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn352B13--2128295149.9613.77------10612.38.1
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn363B53--2142136463.9841.19------9555.833.1
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36SS23--32462118078.9753.39------9524.214.4
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn362B7--918-127271.0003.86------957.44.4
1987San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn372B55--80105223187185.9893.36------11149.534.0
1987San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn373B44--2284110107106.9912.41------11139.627.2
1987San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn37SS22--1640185756.9822.55------11119.813.6
1988San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn382B45--4687218135133.9852.96------8254.927.8
1988San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn383B22--926-135351.0001.59------8226.813.6
1988San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn38SS12--1529174544.9783.67------8214.67.4
1989Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn39SS5--76-113131.0002.60------955.63.5
1989Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn392B2--3612109.9004.50------922.21.4
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn393B9--24--661.0000.67------2832.15.6
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn39SS9--68111514.9331.56------2832.15.6
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn392B4--77-414141.0003.50------2814.32.5
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn391B1--41-1551.0005.00------283.60.6
MLB Totals for SS - 19 season(s)-   SS1900-261930575781275104391138838.9704.653.37-----19000.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 10 season(s)-   3B184--73204718284277.9751.51------1840.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 9 season(s)-   2B138-2176272659454448.9873.25224.00-----1380.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B2--82-110101.0005.00------20.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS5--76-113131.0002.60------50.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B2--3612109.9004.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1971San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn21----156------
1972San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn22----150------
1973San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn23---1150------
1974San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24---4135------
1975San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25----1361-----
1976San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26--171355-----
1977Montreal ExposNLMLBmon27----138------
1977San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn27----5------
1978Montreal ExposNLMLBmon28----148------
1979Montreal ExposNLMLBmon29----112------
1980Montreal ExposNLMLBmon30----1271-----
1981Montreal ExposNLMLBmon31----96------
1982Montreal ExposNLMLBmon32----155------
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon33---27412-----
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34----342-----
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon34----134-----
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34----12------
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35---135831-----
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn36---72353-----
1987San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn37---552244-----
1988San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn38---451222-----
1989Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn39---25------
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn39--1499-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1971San Francisco GiantsChamp. SeriesMLB21414451011001100000.357.400.6431.0439215.333.286.3576.676.671.006.6714.0040.00
1981Montreal ExposDiv SeriesMLB31515462003004200000.400.526.5331.0598219.462.133.40021.0510.530.500.000.0033.33
1981Montreal ExposChamp. SeriesMLB31516030000002000000.188.278.188.4663018.188.000.12511.110.000.000.000.000.00
1987San Francisco GiantsChamp. SeriesMLB3735000000000200000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs515462003004200000.400.526.5331.0598219.462.133.40021.0510.530.500.000.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs1235481011003300000.229.289.343.63212238.226.114.2007.897.891.002.6335.0025.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1996Lethbridge Black DiamondsPioRkMinorari46Manager725022.694--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
1997High Desert MavericksCalifA+Minorari47Manager1408357.593--1 League Champions
1998Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAMinorari48Manager1425785.40121.54 
1999Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAMinorari49Manager1426676.4657.54 
2000Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBMLBmil50Third Base Coach1627389.45122.03Dave Lopes
2001Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari51Third Base Coach1629270.568--1Bob BrenlyWon World Series (Yankees)
2004Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak54Bench Coach1629171.5621.02Ken Macha-
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn55Third Base Coach1627983.48821.04Dusty Baker-
2006Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn56Third Base Coach1626696.40717.56Dusty Baker
2008Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin58Bench Coach1627488.45723.55Dusty Baker
2009Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin59Bench Coach1627884.48113.05Dusty Baker
2010Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin60Bench Coach1629171.562--1Dusty BakerLost in 1st Round (Phillies)
2011Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin61Bench Coach1627983.48817.03Dusty Baker
2012Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin62Bench Coach1629765.599--1Dusty BakerLost in 1st Round (Giants)
2013Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin63Bench Coach1629072.5567.03Dusty BakerLost NL Wild-Card Game (Pirates)
2016Washington NationalsNLMLBMLBwas66Bench Coach1629567.586--1Dusty BakerLost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
2017Washington NationalsNLMLBMLBwas67Bench Coach1629765.599--1Dusty BakerLost in 1st Round (Cubs)
* 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
1997California League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1989-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1986-12-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1985-04-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
1984-11-08Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1984-08-19TradeTraded by Cardinals to Twins for Jay Pettibone and Cash. 
1984-07-01TradeTraded by Expos with Cash to Cardinals for Mike Ramsey. 
1982-01-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Expos. 
1981-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1977-04-27TradeTraded by Giants to Expos for Tim Foli. 
* 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
1985Chicago CubsTeam Payroll35225,000-3832136370,78060,000225,000
1986Chicago CubsTeam Payroll36275,000-3552149386,34760,000500,000
1987San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll37275,000-3001858344,90660,000775,000
1988San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll38400,000-2591463++392,10762,5001,175,000
1989San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll39425,000-2812065429,80262,5001,600,000
* 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