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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
James Earl Steels
Stat Years
1980-1990  [mlb] 1987-1989
Height/Weight
5-10 / 185
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
OF (846) ... 1B (132) ... DH (7) ... P (3)
Draft Position
OF
Born Date/Place
High School
Santa Maria (Santa Maria,CA)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the San Diego Padres in Round #8 (#196 overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1987-04-06 - Boxscore  (Age: 25.311)
Service Time
Organizations
SDN [8] MON [2] TEX [1] SFN [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 18407 ... retro id: steej001 ... mlbam id: 122710
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1980Reno Silver SoxCalifA+sdn-19lf-rf---173285428684327135193611400.302.343.389.73231011115.182.087.3326.1311.611.8995.00.9717.4
    1981Amarillo Gold SoxTexAAsdn-20of---212748558138285359119226545610.285.317.381.69852218536.146.096.3194.2112.452.95161.70.5726.1
    1982Amarillo Gold SoxTexAAsdn-211b---3863716111816865786234942520.318.360.453.81340516830.202.135.3495.6812.102.1361.81.4825.4
    1982Hawaii IslandersPCLAAAsdn-21of---3521963349106426122144251020.250.316.423.7392168320.296.173.3006.4819.443.0049.01.8540.8
    1983Beaumont Golden GatorsTexAAsdn-22of---48331357841741061194244322610.268.319.444.76334713931.300.176.2786.9212.391.7931.32.8836.9
    1983Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-22of---428951723511145181102100.242.298.347.645106337.232.105.2627.5510.381.3895.00.9430.4
    1984Beaumont Golden GatorsTexAAsdn-23of---512747490161261012813517484515230.340.400.513.91353024348.312.173.3569.068.490.9439.52.2629.8
    1985Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-24of---611139439103194546136235931350.261.305.368.67342414528.183.107.2945.4213.922.5778.81.1827.2
    1986Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-25of---7126482871482898643511434822550.307.363.452.81553421845.284.145.3258.058.991.1260.21.5030.4
    1987Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-26of---8155312173105318710000.321.419.415.83462224.283.094.37012.9011.290.880.00.0023.5
    1987San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn2126ofL-S-E-P86268913110632111401102.191.300.235.53581162.221.044.23613.5817.281.270.00.0015.4
    1988Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-27of---93714421457201156103140100.313.371.389.760159569.139.076.3956.2919.503.100.00.0020.0
    1988Texas RangersALMLBtex2727ofL-S-E-P9365341010052001500100.189.185.208.39354111.057.019.2560.0027.780.000.00.0010.0
    1989Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-28of---10103368681002146452312424954640.272.349.399.74842514731.272.127.2959.8811.531.1761.31.4131.0
    1989Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-28of---1029350023000200000.556.5561.2221.7789112.667.666.6000.0022.220.004.522.2240.0
    1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn19281bL-S-E-P101312010000002400010.083.214.083.2971410.167.000.12514.2928.572.000.00.000.0
    1990Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-29of---11722483766152422105264142220.266.343.391.7342829721.250.125.3029.2214.541.5862.01.4231.8
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)11113313242101152133301212.180.250.211.461149283.150.031.2358.7222.152.540.00.0012.5
    National League Totals (2 yrs)7580914110632131801112.175.287.213.50095172.213.038.22213.6818.951.380.00.0014.3
    American League Totals (1 yrs)365341010052001500100.189.185.208.39354111.057.019.2560.0027.780.000.00.0010.0
    Minor League Totals104239176251143203606452119285310528362741250.292.346.423.76943311658327.238.131.3217.1612.191.7061.21.4828.6
    Minor: A+ Totals73285428684327135193611400.302.343.389.73231011115.182.087.3326.1311.611.8995.00.9717.4
    Minor: AA Totals4231643266501872731258733611720211141970.305.351.447.7981804735145.236.142.3296.4911.201.7353.01.7228.9
    Minor: AAA Totals5461989317556108293023610644174290241218180.280.342.408.7502217812167.247.128.3127.8513.081.6766.31.3530.0
    San Diego Padres Totals (1 yrs)6268913110632111401102.191.300.235.53581162.221.044.23613.5817.281.270.00.0015.4
    Texas Rangers Totals (1 yrs)365341010052001500100.189.185.208.39354111.057.019.2560.0027.780.000.00.0010.0
    San Francisco Giants Totals (1 yrs)1312010000002400010.083.214.083.2971410.167.000.12514.2928.572.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1984Beaumont Golden GatorsTexAAsdn-231---007.7130003304.234411020002.795.791.9319.293.867.710.20.000
    1984Minor Totals: SDNbyYearAA----231---008.5730003304.734411020003.106.432.1421.434.298.570.20.000
    Minor League Totals008.5730003304.734411020003.106.432.1421.434.298.570.20.000
    Minor: AA Totals008.5730003304.734411020003.106.432.1421.434.298.570.20.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1981Amarillo Gold SoxTexAA201B200.093101312.9236.000.002.91.62
    1981Amarillo Gold SoxTexAA20OF11500.01971172215208.9671.800.00169.190.62
    1982Amarillo Gold SoxTexAA211B8600.0789612081870850.9779.900.0063.7100.01
    1982Hawaii IslandersPCLAAA211B300.0141211715.8825.000.002.15.83
    1982Hawaii IslandersPCLAAA21OF5000.0891209290.9781.800.0034.796.24
    1983Beaumont Golden GatorsTexAA221B600.0483165251.9818.500.004.47.23
    1983Beaumont Golden GatorsTexAA22OF7600.0140761153147.9611.900.0055.991.63
    1983Las Vegas StarsPCLAAA221B300.03240136361.00012.000.002.110.73
    1983Las Vegas StarsPCLAAA22OF700.01500015151.0002.100.004.925.07
    1984Beaumont Golden GatorsTexAA231B200.01310014141.0007.000.001.51.66
    1984Beaumont Golden GatorsTexAA23OF12400.01821351200195.9751.600.0091.297.61
    1984Beaumont Golden GatorsTexAA23P300.00100111.0000.300.002.22.415
    1985Las Vegas StarsPCLAAA24OF10500.01631234178175.9831.700.0072.994.61
    1986Las Vegas StarsPCLAAA25OF12400.022816124256244.9532.000.0087.398.42
    1987Las Vegas StarsPCLAAA261B400.0343123837.9749.300.002.826.75
    1987Las Vegas StarsPCLAAA26OF1000.01210013131.0001.300.007.066.78
    1987San Diego PadresNLMLB26OF280102.2231102524.9600.900.2317.345.27
    1988Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAA271B400.03030333331.0008.300.002.810.86
    1988Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAA27OF3000.0624607266.9172.200.0021.381.16
    1988Texas RangersALMLB271B7032.03030133331.0004.701.034.319.42
    1988Texas RangersALMLB27OF17058.01100011111.0000.600.1910.647.26
    1988Texas RangersALMLB27DH700.0000000.0000.000.004.319.47
    1989Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAA281B300.05100661.0002.000.002.12.96
    1989Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAA28OF9700.0165650176171.9721.800.0067.894.22
    1989Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA28OF200.04101551.0002.500.001.4100.012
    1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLB281B3014.01420016161.0005.301.141.923.14
    1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLB28OF101.01000111.0001.001.000.67.711
    1990Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA291B900.05220354541.0006.000.006.212.55
    1990Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA29OF6000.0140460150144.9602.400.0041.183.33
    MLB Totals - (1B)100464450115.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (OF)4601613511011.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (DH)700000000.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (1B)26001671431017.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (OF)485008784534912.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (1B)9600859682287110.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (OF)315005193118412.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)300010010.0000.000.00---------
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1981Minor--2------115-
    1982Minor--89------50-
    1983Minor--9------83-
    1984Minor3-2------124-
    1985Minor---------105-
    1986Minor---------124-
    1987MLB---------28-
    1987Minor--4------10-
    1988MLB--7------177
    1988Minor--4------30-
    1989MLB--3------1-
    1989Minor--3------99-
    1990Minor--9------60-
    Totals3-132------8467