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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Michael Lewis Vail
Stat Years
1971-1984  [mlb] 1975-1984
Height/Weight
6-0 / 185
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
OF (431) ... 2B (6) ... 1B (5) ... 3B (4) ... DH (1)
Draft Position
SS
Born Date/Place
High School
Archbishop Mitty (San Jose,CA)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in Round #4 (#85 overall) of the 1971 Amateur Entry Draft (Jan-Sec Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1975-08-18 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.282)
Service Time
Organizations
NYN [3] CHN [3] CIN [2] CLE [1] SFN [1] MON [1] LAN [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 19123 ... retro id: vailm001 ... mlbam id: 123593
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1971Gulf Coast CardinalsGCLRk----19of---1359562441017000000000.253.253.316.56995305.000.063.0000.000.000.000.00.0020.8
    1972Cedar RapidsMidwA----20of---261202194971737000000000.243.243.391.6342027915.000.148.0000.000.000.0028.93.4730.6
    1972ModestoCalifA+----20of---242136153250417000000000.235.235.360.595136499.000.125.0000.000.000.0034.02.9428.1
    1972ArkansasTexAA----20of---219654126017000000000.185.185.323.50865217.000.138.0000.000.000.0065.01.5458.3
    1973ModestoCalifA+----21of---3134479811333191580000000000.278.278.474.75247922755.000.196.0000.000.000.0031.93.1341.3
    1974ModestoCalifA+----22of---4622213779153741000000000.357.357.548.90522112125.000.191.0000.000.000.0031.63.1731.6
    1974ArkansasTexAA----22of---473261318274835000000000.314.314.464.77826112119.000.150.0000.000.000.0032.63.0723.2
    1975TidewaterILAAA----23of---511540953140239779000000000.342.342.494.83640920239.000.152.0000.000.000.0058.41.7127.9
    1975New York MetsNLMLBnyn3123ofL-S-E-P5381621749813170093700013.302.339.420.7591716812.173.118.3775.2621.644.1154.01.7524.5
    1976New York MetsNLMLBnyn624ofL-S-E-P65314383151090161900304.217.243.266.509152386.084.049.2443.9512.503.170.00.0019.4
    1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn625ofL-S-E-P7108279297312183507195820309.262.310.398.70830311121.179.136.3016.2719.143.0534.92.6428.8
    1978Portland BeaversPCLAAAcle-26of---814561022204190121030000.393.443.6431.08661366.268.250.4293.2816.395.0014.06.5627.3
    1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3526ofL-S-E-P81434282102111901110.235.250.353.60337123.147.118.3082.7024.329.000.00.0037.5
    1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2726ofL-S-E-P8741801560624330132400206.333.341.456.7971858212.133.123.3641.6212.978.0045.02.1620.0
    1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2727ofL-S-E-P98717928608273502142700214.335.379.520.8991959317.251.185.3617.1813.851.9325.63.5928.3
    1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2728ofL-S-E-P10114312309317264725147711018.298.330.423.75332813225.160.125.3804.2723.485.5052.01.8326.9
    1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin2329ofL-S-E-P113131150003000900001.161.161.161.3223150.000.000.2270.0029.030.000.00.000.0
    1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin2330ofL-S-E-P12781899481014290063300217.254.274.381.6551977215.159.127.2863.0516.755.5047.22.0331.2
    1983San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn32311b-ofL-S-E-P131826141003000710000.154.185.192.3772751.038.038.2110.0025.930.000.00.0025.0
    1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon3331ofL-S-E-P13345351520240081010001.283.387.434.82162234.302.151.31712.9016.131.2526.53.2326.7
    1984Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-32of---1425911224603101081711000.264.330.429.759101399.264.165.2967.9216.832.1330.32.9737.5
    1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3732ofL-S-E-P141616110002001700000.063.118.063.1811710.063.000.1115.8841.187.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (12 yrs)6651604146447711134219317813175213543.279.313.400.7131705642116.163.121.3264.7518.593.9147.21.9926.0
    National League Totals (11 yrs)6511570144439691034217216803085112443.280.314.401.7151668630113.164.121.3274.8018.473.8546.22.0425.7
    American League Totals (1 yrs)1434282102111901110.235.250.353.60337123.147.118.3082.7024.329.000.00.0037.5
    Minor League Totals5802015268597106275634211102741000.296.301.459.7602030925189.168.163.2800.491.332.7036.02.7631.7
    Minor: Rk Totals359562441017000000000.253.253.316.56995305.063.063.2530.000.000.000.00.0020.8
    Minor: A Totals61202194971737000000000.243.243.391.6342027915.149.148.2150.000.000.0028.93.4730.6
    Minor: A+ Totals238836133244511226138000000000.292.292.475.76783639789.183.183.2690.000.000.0032.23.1136.5
    Minor: AA Totals923263594134942000000000.288.288.436.72432614226.147.148.2680.000.000.0036.22.7627.7
    Minor: AAA Totals154556751863191410811102741000.335.351.498.84957127754.182.163.3341.754.732.7039.72.4529.0
    Chicago Cubs Totals (3 yrs)27567173213316171152831128114218.317.347.458.80570830754.177.141.3704.3818.084.1339.52.4025.4
    New York Mets Totals (3 yrs)1995845415325311610834114206116.262.302.372.67462621739.154.110.3055.4318.213.3553.11.7625.5
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (2 yrs)10922010531014320064200218.241.259.350.6092287715.136.109.2782.6318.427.0055.01.7528.3
    Montreal Expos Totals (1 yrs)345351520240081010001.283.387.434.82162234.302.151.31712.9016.131.2526.53.2326.7
    San Francisco Giants Totals (1 yrs)1826141003000710000.154.185.192.3772751.038.038.2110.0025.930.000.00.0025.0
    Los Angeles Dodgers Totals (1 yrs)1616110002001700000.063.118.063.1811710.063.000.1115.8841.187.000.00.000.0
    Cleveland Indians Totals (1 yrs)1434282102111901110.235.250.353.60337123.147.118.3082.7024.329.000.00.0037.5
    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 Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1975New York MetsNLMLB23OF360334.192931104101.9712.800.3022.294.75
    1976New York MetsNLMLB24OF350283.2631406864.9411.800.2321.666.07
    1977New York MetsNLMLB25OF850594.0159562170164.9651.900.2852.578.74
    1978Portland BeaversPCLAAA26OF1400.01410015151.0001.100.0010.1100.05
    1978Chicago CubsNLMLB263B100.1000000.0000.000.000.61.49
    1978Chicago CubsNLMLB26OF450300.0501105251.9811.100.1727.860.86
    1978Cleveland IndiansALMLB26OF9053.01800018181.0002.000.345.764.39
    1978Cleveland IndiansALMLB26DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.67.110
    1979Chicago CubsNLMLB273B202.20100111.0000.500.451.22.35
    1979Chicago CubsNLMLB27OF390287.2513205654.9641.400.1924.144.86
    1980Chicago CubsNLMLB28OF770580.2126551136131.9631.700.2347.567.52
    1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLB29OF3011.03000331.0001.000.272.89.77
    1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLB30OF520344.0727108079.9881.500.2332.166.75
    1983San Francisco GiantsNLMLB311B4019.12400024241.0006.001.262.522.25
    1983Montreal ExposNLMLB311B107.06101771.0007.001.000.62.95
    1983Montreal ExposNLMLB313B102.1000000.0000.000.000.62.95
    1983Montreal ExposNLMLB31OF15097.0194102423.9581.500.249.344.16
    1983San Francisco GiantsNLMLB31OF208.01000111.0000.500.131.211.19
    1984Albuquerque DukesPCLAAA322B600.0610221816.8892.700.004.224.06
    1984Albuquerque DukesPCLAAA32OF1800.03520137371.0002.100.0012.672.07
    1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB32OF104.0000000.0000.000.000.66.314
    MLB Totals - (1B)50263010116.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (3B)404010010.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (OF)39902,8966543523412.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (DH)100000000.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (2B)6006102213.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (OF)32004930112.0000.000.00---------
    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
    1975MLB---------36-
    1976MLB---------35-
    1977MLB---------85-
    1978MLB----1----541
    1978Minor---------14-
    1979MLB----2----39-
    1980MLB---------77-
    1981MLB---------3-
    1982MLB---------52-
    1983MLB--5-1----17-
    1984MLB---------1-
    1984Minor---6-----18-
    Totals--564----4311