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Jim SteelsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1980-1990 MLB Years: 1987-1989
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Rated Prospect

PositionsOF-846, 1B-132, DH-7, P-3Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Earl Steels
Height5-10Weight185BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateMay 30,1961 [57.054]PlaceJackson,Mississippi
High SchoolSanta Maria (Santa Maria,CA)

DraftedSelected by the San Diego Padres [Team Picks] in the 8th round (196th overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-SDN-#8 ... 1985-SDN-#10
MLB DebutApril 6,1987 [25.311]
OrganizationsSDN [8] MON [2] SFN [1] TEX [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID18407Retrosheet IDsteej001MLBAM ID122710
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed79Power54Contact65XBH52RBIs55Runs69Hitting72Durability65Team.502Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1980Reno Silver SoxCalifA+sdn-1973285428684327135193611400.302.343.389.73211115310.332.087.182.3316.1311.611.890.9795.0017.44
1981Amarillo Gold SoxTexAAsdn-of2012748558138285359119226545610.285.317.381.69818536522.319.096.146.3174.2112.452.950.57161.6726.09
1982Amarillo Gold SoxTexAAsdn-1b21863716111816865786234942520.318.360.453.81316830405.349.135.202.3595.6812.102.131.4861.8325.42
1982Hawaii IslandersPCLAAAsdn-of21521963349106426122144251020.250.316.423.7398320216.300.173.296.3276.4819.443.001.8549.0040.82
1982Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1385679416726141083208379193540.295.345.443.78825150621.333.148.235.3485.9614.652.461.6156.7029.94
1983Beaumont Golden GatorsTexAAsdn-of228331357841741061194244322610.268.319.444.76313931347.278.176.300.3366.9212.391.792.8831.3036.90
1983Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-of2228951723511145181102100.242.298.347.645337106.262.105.232.2927.5510.381.380.9495.0030.43
1983Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         111408741072251175245325424710.262.314.422.73617238453.274.160.284.3267.0611.921.692.4337.0935.51
1984Beaumont Golden GatorsTexAAsdn-of2312747490161261012813517484515230.340.400.513.91324348530.356.173.312.4049.068.490.942.2639.5029.81
1985Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-of2411139439103194546136235931350.261.305.368.67314528424.294.107.183.2965.4213.922.571.1878.8027.18
1986Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-of25126482871482898643511434822550.307.363.452.81521845534.325.145.284.3588.058.991.121.5060.2530.41
1987Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-of26155312173105318710000.321.419.415.83422462.370.094.283.37712.9011.290.880.000.0023.53
1987San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn21of266268913110632111401102.191.300.235.53516281.236.044.221.25613.5817.281.270.000.0015.38
1988Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-of273714421457201156103140100.313.371.389.760569159.395.076.139.3466.2919.503.100.000.0020.00
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex27of27365341010052001500100.189.185.208.39311154.256.019.057.1750.0027.780.000.000.0010.00
1989Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-of2829350023000200000.556.5561.2221.7781129.600.666.667.7860.0022.220.0022.224.5040.00
1989Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-of28103368681002146452312424954640.272.349.399.74814731425.295.127.272.3379.8811.531.171.4161.3331.00
1989Totals for AAA-AAA         105377711052148482312425154640.279.353.419.77215833434.299.140.281.3469.6811.751.211.8447.1331.43
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn191b281312010000002400010.083.214.083.2971014.125.000.167.12414.2928.572.000.000.000.00
1990Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-of29722483766152422105264142220.266.343.391.7349721282.302.125.250.3319.2214.541.581.4262.0031.82
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter11113313242101152133301212.180.250.211.461283149.235.031.150.0008.7222.152.540.000.0012.50
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter104239176251143203606452119285310528362741250.292.346.423.76916583274331.321.131.238.0007.1612.191.701.4861.2028.61
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter5461989317556108293023610644174290241218180.280.342.408.7508121672217.312.128.247.0007.8513.081.671.3566.3030.04
AA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter4231643266501872731258733611720211141970.305.351.447.7987351451804.329.142.236.0006.4911.201.731.7253.0028.94
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter73285428684327135193611400.302.343.389.73211115310.332.087.182.0006.1311.611.890.9795.0017.44
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6268913110632111401102.191.300.235.53516281.236.044.221.00013.5817.281.270.000.0015.38
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter365341010052001500100.189.185.208.39311154.256.019.057.0000.0027.780.000.000.0010.00
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1312010000002400010.083.214.083.2971014.125.000.167.00014.2928.572.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16219419353101673194801313.180.250.211.461414217.235.031.150.0008.7222.152.540.000.0012.50
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626099717832910813013488264640.292.346.423.76925851673.321.131.238.0007.1612.191.701.4861.2028.61

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1984Beaumont Golden GatorsTexAAsdn-Rel23007.7130300304.234411020002.795.791.9319.293.860.20--
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter007.7130300304.234411020002.795.791.9319.293.860.20--
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter007.7130300304.234411020002.795.791.9319.293.860.20--
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings007.711410141001410220.014118918947471940002.795.791.9319.293.860.20--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1981Amarillo Gold Sox TexAAsdn20OF115--1971172215208.9671.81------12790.6169.1
1981Amarillo Gold Sox TexAAsdn201B2--931-1312.9236.00------1271.62.9
1982Amarillo Gold Sox TexAAsdn211B86--789612081870850.9779.88------86100.063.7
1982Hawaii Islanders PCLAAAsdn21OF50--8912-9290.9781.80------5296.234.7
1982Hawaii Islanders PCLAAAsdn211B3--141211715.8825.00------525.82.1
1983Beaumont Golden Gators TexAAsdn22OF76--140761153147.9611.93------8391.655.9
1983Beaumont Golden Gators TexAAsdn221B6--483165251.9818.50------837.24.4
1983Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn22OF7--15---15151.0002.14------2825.04.9
1983Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn221B3--324-136361.00012.00------2810.72.1
1984Beaumont Golden Gators TexAAsdn23OF124--1821351200195.9751.57------12797.691.2
1984Beaumont Golden Gators TexAAsdn23P3---1--111.0000.33------1272.42.2
1984Beaumont Golden Gators TexAAsdn231B2--131--14141.0007.00------1271.61.5
1985Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn24OF105--1631234178175.9831.67------11194.672.9
1986Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn25OF124--22816124256244.9531.97------12698.487.3
1987Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn26OF10--121--13131.0001.30------1566.77.0
1987Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn261B4--343123837.9749.25------1526.72.8
1987San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26OF28--2311-2524.9600.86------6245.217.3
1988Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex27OF30--6246-7266.9172.20------3781.121.3
1988Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex271B4--303-333331.0008.25------3710.82.8
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex27OF17--11---11111.0000.65------3647.210.6
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex271B7--303-133331.0004.71------3619.44.3
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex27DH7---------------3619.44.3
1989Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn28OF97--16565-176171.9721.76------10394.267.8
1989Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn281B3--51--661.0002.00------1032.92.1
1989Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon28OF2--41-1551.0002.50------2100.01.4
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn281B3--142--16161.0005.33------1323.11.9
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28OF1--1---111.0001.00------137.70.6
1990Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon29OF60--14046-150144.9602.40------7283.341.1
1990Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon291B9--522-354541.0006.00------7212.56.2
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF46--3511-3736.9730.78------460.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B10--445-149491.0004.90------100.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH7---------------70.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 8 season(s)-   OF485--87845349957923.9641.90------4850.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 6 season(s)-   1B26--16714310184181.9846.96------260.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF315--51931184568550.9681.75------3150.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B96--859682287949927.9779.66------960.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3---1--111.0000.33------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1981Amarillo Gold Sox TexAAsdn20--2------115-
1982Amarillo Gold Sox TexAAsdn21--86--------
1982Hawaii Islanders PCLAAAsdn21--3------50-
1983Beaumont Golden Gators TexAAsdn22--6------76-
1983Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn22--3------7-
1984Beaumont Golden Gators TexAAsdn233-2------124-
1985Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn24---------105-
1986Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn25---------124-
1987Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn26--4------10-
1987San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26---------28-
1988Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex27--4------30-
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex27--7------177
1989Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn28--3------97-
1989Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon28---------2-
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28--3------1-
1990Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon29--9------60-

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1989-10-15Released by Expos. 
1989-08-03Sent to Expos by Giants for future considerations. 
1989-01-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1988-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1987-10-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1987-10-15Free 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
1987San Diego PadresTeam Payroll2660,000-59538-344,90660,00060,000
1988Texas RangersTeam Payroll2762,500-60437-392,10762,500122,500
1989San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll2862,500-69141-429,80262,500185,000
* 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