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Max VenableTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1977-1991 MLB Years: 1979-1991
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PositionsOF-1186, DH-4Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Mckinley Venable
Height5-10Weight185BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJune 6,1957 [60.317]PlacePhoenix,Arizona
High SchoolCordova (Rancho Cordova,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (67th overall) of the 1976 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutApril 8,1979 [21.306]
OrganizationsSFN [5] CAL [3] CIN [3] LAN [2] MON [2] Awards0
TBC Player ID19204Retrosheet IDvenam001MLBAM ID123696
RelationshipsFather of Will Venable
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed81Power51Contact67XBH55RBIs43Runs68Hitting57Durability49Team.492Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1977Clinton DodgersMidwAlan-2012542572115194963178506056400.271.351.398.74916932490.294.127.266.33810.2012.241.201.8447.2227.83
1978Lodi DodgersCalifA+lan-of21140566134180309171014619775673700.318.402.493.89527956660.326.175.359.40211.678.480.732.5833.2931.11
1979Shreveport CaptainsTexAAsfn-of22186911161203527600000.232.303.304.60721376.254.072.217.2809.217.890.860.000.0018.75
1979Phoenix GiantsPCLAAAsfn-of2238150274654011176242010000.307.406.393.799599175.354.086.320.36713.7111.430.830.000.0019.57
1979Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         56219386266014228312610000.283.375.365.7408012251.321.082.288.34112.3510.360.840.000.0019.35
1979San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn49of2255851214110333101811010.165.260.200.46017297.209.035.153.22010.3118.561.800.000.0014.29
1980Phoenix GiantsPCLAAAsfn9of237831252891010540155343022400.285.355.429.78413425354.299.144.285.3529.608.470.881.4162.4028.09
1980San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn49of236413813375001082152201303.268.333.304.637425157.311.036.188.2969.5514.011.470.000.0013.51
1981Phoenix GiantsPCLAAAsfn-of24104428811222410848338415143120.285.352.444.79619042477.308.159.313.3618.6010.691.241.6853.5034.43
1981San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn49of241832260201314300000.188.278.313.59110236.207.125.313.27411.118.330.750.000.0033.33
1982Phoenix GiantsPCLAAAsfn-of25832581203104200000.250.333.406.73913336.267.156.313.33111.115.560.500.000.0037.50
1982San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn49of2571125172821179371600002.224.265.280.545354132.250.056.160.2505.3012.122.290.76125.0014.29
1983San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn49of2694228285074627152223432113.219.295.364.6598317256.233.145.298.2988.5913.281.552.3438.0034.00
1984Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon4of27993305782133947228414214540.248.329.388.71712825381.257.140.306.32110.7611.021.022.3636.6730.49
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon49of2738717172027103710110.239.276.352.62825476.238.113.169.2783.959.212.332.6335.5023.53
1985Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-of2846172274275419103121901020.244.293.413.7067116185.255.169.279.3086.4910.271.582.1643.0038.10
1985Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin9,25of2877135213912301011361703202.289.315.422.7375715146.325.133.237.3234.1111.642.830.000.0038.46
1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin9of2910814717317121572172402220.211.289.313.6024610168.236.102.252.27010.1214.291.411.1973.5032.26
1987Nashville SoundsAmerAAAcin-of30116400571081642282063956511320.270.340.345.68513822458.307.075.208.3088.5212.231.440.44200.0020.37
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin9of3077210002000000000.143.143.143.286107.143.000.000.1280.000.000.000.000.000.00
1989Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-of32953295289144145133465917420.271.358.347.70511419387.322.076.246.32411.8915.251.280.26329.0021.35
1989California AngelsALMLBcal8of32205371940040011603000.358.370.434.80423457.514.076.094.3631.7528.0716.000.000.0021.05
1990California AngelsALMLBcal8of339318926499342151243107223.259.340.402.7427616222.288.143.291.33210.8113.961.291.8047.2532.65
1991California AngelsALMLBcal8of348218724468232121113024225.246.292.358.6506713206.276.112.176.2895.3414.562.731.4662.3328.26
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter7271397176337571718128641812021872313918.241.302.345.647482921560.272.104.223.0007.6913.971.821.1577.6127.30
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter8673213575897140575540819968375401263728120.279.356.410.76613162523679.302.131.288.00010.1910.901.071.4958.4228.09
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter584215335858690422924113139241279142817120.272.347.393.7408471612453.299.121.276.0009.8211.371.161.1874.2427.47
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter186911161203527600000.232.303.304.60721376.254.072.217.0009.217.890.860.000.0018.75
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter140566134180309171014619775673700.318.402.493.89527956660.326.175.359.00011.678.480.732.5833.2931.11
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12542572115194963178506056400.271.351.398.74916932490.294.127.266.00010.2012.241.201.8447.2227.83
San Francisco Giants Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter302608721351587483811589344428.222.292.308.60018730678.250.086.225.0008.5513.721.601.0386.8622.22
California Angels Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter19542957114215746723677214448.266.323.387.71016633485.307.121.217.0007.4215.882.141.4461.2928.95
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1922894071194227185234105422.246.297.360.65710425321.276.114.239.0007.1712.771.780.62144.5035.21
Montreal Expos Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter38717172027103710110.239.276.352.62825476.238.113.169.0003.959.212.332.6335.5023.53
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623113975134429144274925324.241.302.345.64710721348.272.104.223.0007.6913.971.821.1577.6127.30
Average Minor - Per 162 games162600107168261110763713707557520.279.356.410.76624647687.302.131.288.00010.1910.901.071.4958.4228.09

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Lodi Dodgers CalifA+lan21OF139--220881236228.9661.64------14099.399.3
1979Shreveport Captains TexAAsfn22OF18--2821-3130.9681.67------18100.013.3
1979Phoenix Giants PCLAAAsfn22OF38--96434103100.9712.63------38100.025.9
1979San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn22OF25--3023-3532.9141.28------5545.515.4
1980Phoenix Giants PCLAAAsfn23OF75--199741210206.9812.75------7896.250.7
1980San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn23OF40--61---61611.0001.53------6462.524.8
1981Phoenix Giants PCLAAAsfn24OF104--263631272269.9892.59------104100.078.8
1981San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24OF5--12---12121.0002.40------1827.84.5
1982Phoenix Giants PCLAAAsfn25OF8--16---16161.0002.00------8100.05.6
1982San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25OF53--666127372.9861.36------7174.632.7
1983San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26OF66--14151-147146.9932.21------9470.240.7
1984Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon27OF93--18344-191187.9792.01------9993.960.4
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon27OF27--33---33331.0001.22------3871.116.8
1985Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon28OF44--932119695.9902.16------4695.731.0
1985Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28OF39--603--63631.0001.62------7750.624.2
1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29OF57--63-2-6563.9691.11------10852.835.2
1987Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcin30OF112--212552222217.9771.94------11696.680.0
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30OF4--3---331.0000.75------757.12.5
1989Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal32OF84--18992-200198.9902.36------9588.459.6
1989California AngelsALMLBcal32OF13--21---21211.0001.62------2065.08.0
1990California AngelsALMLBcal33OF77--112331118115.9751.49------9382.847.5
1990California AngelsALMLBcal33DH1---------------931.10.6
1991California AngelsALMLBcal34OF65--8633-9289.9671.37------8279.340.1
1991California AngelsALMLBcal34DH3---------------823.71.9
MLB Totals for OF - 12 season(s)-   OF471--68822133723710.9821.51------4710.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH4---------------40.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 8 season(s)-   OF558--12513722913101288.9832.31------5580.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF18--2821-3130.9681.67------180.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF139--220881236228.9661.64------1390.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Lodi Dodgers CalifA+lan21---------139-
1979Shreveport Captains TexAAsfn22---------18-
1979Phoenix Giants PCLAAAsfn22---------38-
1979San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn22---------25-
1980Phoenix Giants PCLAAAsfn23---------75-
1980San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn23---------40-
1981Phoenix Giants PCLAAAsfn24---------104-
1981San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24---------5-
1982Phoenix Giants PCLAAAsfn25---------8-
1982San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25---------53-
1983San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26---------66-
1984Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon27---------93-
1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon27---------27-
1985Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon28---------44-
1985Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28---------39-
1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29---------57-
1987Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcin30---------112-
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30---------4-
1989Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcal32---------84-
1989California AngelsALMLBcal32---------13-
1990California AngelsALMLBcal33---------771
1991California AngelsALMLBcal34---------653

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1994Idaho Falls BravesPioRkMinoratl37Manager723042.41714.03 
1995Danville BravesAppRkMinoratl38Manager672740.40323.04 
1997Richmond BravesILAAAMinoratl40Hitting Coach1427072.4939.04Bill Dancy
1999Richmond BravesILAAAMinoratl42Hitting Coach1426478.45118.54Randy Ingle
2002Aberdeen IronBirdsNYPLA-Minorbal45Hitting Coach763145.40818.05Joe Almaraz
2004Dayton DragonsMidwAMinorcin47Hitting Coach1404892.34329.06Alonzo Powell
2005Fort Wayne WizardsMidwAMinorsdn48Hitting Coach1406575.46419.05Randy ReadyLost in 1st Round
2006Fort Wayne WizardsMidwAMinorsdn49Hitting Coach1377166.51818.04Randy ReadyLost in 1st Round
2007Lake Elsinore StormCalifA+Minorsdn50Hitting Coach1397465.5328.52Carlos LezcanoLost in Finals
2008Portland BeaversPCLAAAMinorsdn51Hitting Coach1447074.48614.04Randy Ready
2009Portland BeaversPCLAAAMinorsdn52Hitting Coach1446084.41714.04Randy Ready
2010San Antonio MissionsTexAAMinorsdn53Hitting Coach1406872.4864.53Doug Dascenzo
2014High Desert MavericksCalifA+Minorsea57Hitting Coach1406674.47112.03Eddie Menchaca
2015Bakersfield BlazeCalifA+Minorsea58Hitting Coach1406179.43623.05Eddie Menchaca
2016Bakersfield BlazeCalifA+Minorsea59Hitting Coach1407664.5435.02Eddie MenchacaLost in Semi-Finals
* 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

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1991-11-11Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1990-12-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1990-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1990-10-24Free AgentGranted free agency 
1989-01-11ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1988-12-26ContractSigned by Angels 
1988-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-07-11ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
1988-03-22Released by Orioles 
1988-03-01Released by Orioles. 
1988-02-19ContractSigned by Orioles 
1988-02-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1987-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1987-04-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
1987-03-29Released by Reds. 
1985-04-26TradeTraded by Expos to Reds for Skeeter Barnes. 
1984-03-31TradeTraded by Giants to Expos March 31 1984 
1984-02-27TradeTraded by Giants with Fred Breining to Expos for Al Oliver. 
1978-12-04Selected by Giants from Dodgers in Rule 5 major league draft 
1978-10-24TradeTraded by Lodi to Dodgers 
1978-01-04TradeTraded by Clinton to Lodi 
1977-04-06TradeTraded by Let to Clinton April 6 1977 
1976-12-10TradeTraded by Bellingham to Let 
* 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
1985Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll28155,000-4361928370,78060,000155,000
1986Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll29225,000-3891545386,34760,000380,000
1987Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll3060,000-59537-344,90660,000440,000
1989California AngelsTeam Payroll3262,500-69136-429,80262,500502,500
1990California AngelsTeam Payroll33200,000-4562335515,727100,000702,500
1991California AngelsTeam Payroll34425,000-3581949742,231100,0001,127,500
* 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