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Mike VailTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1971-1984 MLB Years: 1975-1984
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PositionsOF-431, 2B-6, 1B-5, 3B-4, DH-1Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMichael Lewis Vail
Height6-0Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 10,1951 [66.195]PlaceSan Francisco,California
High SchoolArchbishop Mitty (San Jose,CA)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 4th round (85th overall) of the 1971 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 17th round (400th overall) of the 1970 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutAugust 18,1975 [23.282]
OrganizationsSLN [4] CHN [3] NYN [3] CIN [2] CLE [1] LAN [1] MON [1] SFN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID19123Retrosheet IDvailm001MLBAM ID123593
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed28Power65Contact31XBH51RBIs69Runs29Hitting67Durability26Team.477Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1971GCL CardinalsGCLRk-19359562441017000000000.253.253.316.56930595.253.063.063.2560.000.000.000.000.0020.83
1972Cedar RapidsMidwA-2061202194971737000000000.243.243.391.6347915202.215.148.149.2870.000.000.003.4728.8630.61
1972ModestoCalifA+-2042136153250417000000000.235.235.360.595499136.212.125.125.2710.000.000.002.9434.0028.13
1972ArkansasTexAA-2019654126017000000000.185.185.323.50821765.172.138.138.2290.000.000.001.5465.0058.33
1972Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         12240338931811261000000000.231.231.370.60114931403.207.139.139.2720.000.000.002.9833.5833.33
1973ModestoCalifA+-21134479811333191580000000000.278.278.474.75222755479.254.196.196.3330.000.000.003.1331.9341.35
1974ModestoCalifA+-22622213779153741000000000.357.357.548.90512125221.336.191.190.4080.000.000.003.1731.5731.65
1974ArkansasTexAA-2273261318274835000000000.314.314.464.77812119261.292.150.149.3520.000.000.003.0732.6323.17
1974Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         135482681612271576000000000.334.334.502.83624244482.313.168.168.3780.000.000.003.1132.1327.33
1975TidewaterILAAA-2311540953140239779000000000.342.342.494.83620239409.331.152.152.3760.000.000.001.7158.4327.86
1975New York MetsNLMLBnyn31of23381621749813170093700013.302.339.420.7596812171.377.118.173.3455.2621.644.111.7554.0024.49
1976New York MetsNLMLBnyn6of245314383151090161900304.217.243.266.509386152.244.049.084.2363.9512.503.170.000.0019.35
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn6of25108279297312183507195820309.262.310.398.70811121303.301.136.179.3156.2719.143.052.6434.8828.77
1978Portland BeaversPCLAAAcle-of2614561022204190121030000.393.443.6431.08636661.429.250.268.4853.2816.395.006.5614.0027.27
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle35of261434282102111901110.235.250.353.60312337.308.118.147.2532.7024.329.000.000.0037.50
1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27of26741801560624330132400206.333.341.456.7978212185.364.123.133.3561.6212.978.002.1645.0020.00
1978Totals for MLB-MLB         882141768834351243301316.318.326.439.7659415222.356.121.136.3401.8014.868.251.8053.5022.06
1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27of278717928608273502142700214.335.379.520.8999317195.361.185.251.3947.1813.851.933.5925.5728.33
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27of28114312309317264725147711018.298.330.423.75313225328.380.125.160.3374.2723.485.501.8352.0026.88
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23of293131150003000900001.161.161.161.3225031.227.000.000.1480.0029.030.000.000.000.00
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23of30781899481014290063300217.254.274.381.6557215197.286.127.159.2883.0516.755.502.0347.2531.25
1983San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn321b311826141003000710000.154.185.192.3775127.211.038.038.1760.0025.930.000.000.0025.00
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon33of31345351520240081010001.283.387.434.82123462.317.151.302.37412.9016.131.253.2326.5026.67
1978Totals for NL-NL         527961930270081720001.241.326.354.68028589.283.113.215.3178.9919.102.132.2539.5026.32
1984Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-of3225911224603101081711000.264.330.429.759399101.296.165.264.3427.9216.832.132.9730.3337.50
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan37of321616110002001700000.063.118.063.1811017.111.000.063.0955.8841.187.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter6651604146447711134219317813175213543.279.313.400.7136421161705.326.121.163.0004.7518.593.911.9947.1825.95
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter5802015268597106275634211102741000.296.301.459.7609251892030.280.163.168.0000.491.332.702.7635.9831.66
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter154556751863191410811102741000.335.351.498.84927754571.334.163.182.0001.754.732.702.4539.7129.03
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter923263594134942000000000.288.288.436.72414226326.268.148.147.0000.000.000.002.7636.2227.66
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter238836133244511226138000000000.292.292.475.76739789836.269.183.183.0000.000.000.003.1132.1536.48
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter61202194971737000000000.243.243.391.6347915202.215.148.149.0000.000.000.003.4728.8630.61
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter359562441017000000000.253.253.316.56930595.253.063.063.0000.000.000.000.000.0020.83
Chicago Cubs Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter27567173213316171152831128114218.317.347.458.80530754708.370.141.177.0004.3818.084.132.4039.4725.35
New York Mets Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1995845415325311610834114206116.262.302.372.67421739626.305.110.154.0005.4318.213.351.7653.0925.49
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter10922010531014320064200218.241.259.350.6097715228.278.109.136.0002.6318.427.001.7555.0028.30
Montreal Expos Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter345351520240081010001.283.387.434.82123462.317.151.302.00012.9016.131.253.2326.5026.67
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1434282102111901110.235.250.353.60312337.308.118.147.0002.7024.329.000.000.0037.50
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1826141003000710000.154.185.192.3775127.211.038.038.0000.0025.930.000.000.0025.00
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1616110002001700000.063.118.063.1811017.111.000.063.0005.8841.187.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16239136109173853142077103110.279.313.400.71315628415.326.121.163.0004.7518.593.911.9947.1825.95
Average Minor - Per 162 games162563751673081696003810000.296.301.459.76025853567.280.163.168.0000.491.332.702.7635.9831.66

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1975New York MetsNLMLBnyn23OF36--92931104101.9712.81------3894.722.2
1976New York MetsNLMLBnyn24OF35--6314-6864.9411.83------5366.021.6
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn25OF85--159562170164.9651.93------10878.752.5
1978Portland Beavers PCLAAAcle26OF14--141--15151.0001.07------14100.010.1
1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26OF45--5011-5251.9811.13------7460.827.8
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26OF9--18---18181.0002.00------1464.35.7
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26DH1---------------147.10.6
1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn263B1---------------741.40.6
1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27OF39--5132-5654.9641.38------8744.824.1
1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn273B2---1--111.0000.50------872.31.2
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28OF77--126551136131.9631.70------11467.547.5
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29OF3--3---331.0001.00------319.72.8
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30OF52--7271-8079.9881.52------7866.732.1
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon31OF15--1941-2423.9581.53------3444.19.3
1983San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn311B4--24---24241.0006.00------1822.22.5
1983San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31OF2--1---111.0000.50------1811.11.2
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon313B1---------------342.90.6
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon311B1--61-1771.0007.00------342.90.6
1984Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan32OF18--352-137371.0002.06------2572.012.6
1984Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan322B6--610221816.8892.67------2524.04.2
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32OF1---------------166.30.6
MLB Totals for OF - 10 season(s)-   OF399--65435234712689.9681.73------3990.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B5--301-131311.0006.20------50.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B4---1--111.0000.25------40.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF32--493-152521.0001.63------320.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B6--610221816.8892.67------60.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1975New York MetsNLMLBnyn23---------36-
1976New York MetsNLMLBnyn24---------35-
1977New York MetsNLMLBnyn25---------85-
1978Portland Beavers PCLAAAcle26---------14-
1978Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26-----1---45-
1978Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26---------91
1979Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27-----2---39-
1980Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28---------77-
1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29---------3-
1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30---------52-
1983Montreal ExposNLMLBmon31--1--1---15-
1983San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn31--4------2-
1984Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan32---6-----18-
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32---------1-

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1984-06-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1984-03-26Released by Expos. 
1983-05-25TradeTraded by Giants to Expos for Wallace Johnson. 
1983-01-05TradeTraded by Reds to Giants for Rich Gale. 
1981-11-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
1981-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1980-12-12TradeTraded by Cubs to Reds for Hector Cruz. 
1978-06-15TradeTraded by Indians to Cubs for Joe Wallis. 
1978-03-26Claimed on waivers by Indians from Mets. 
1974-12-11TradeTraded by Cardinals with Jack Heidemann to Mets for Ted Martinez. 
* 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.