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Joe VitielloTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1989-2004 MLB Years: 1995-2003
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

Positions1B-753, DH-125, OF-62, LF-27, RF-18, 3B-4Position when DraftedOF-1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJoseph David Vitiello
Height6-3Weight230BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 11,1970 [48.014]PlaceCambridge,Massachusetts
High SchoolStoneham (Stoneham,MA)
CollegeUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa,AL)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 1st round (7th overall) of the 1991 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 31st round (807th overall) of the 1988 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$345,000Signing ScoutsKen Gonzales
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1992-MLB-#4 ... 1993-MLB-#4 ... 1994-MLB-#8 ... 1995-MLB-#6 ... 1996-MLB-#2
MLB DebutApril 29,1995 [25.018]
OrganizationsKCA [9] MON [2] DET [1] SDN [1] SFN [1] Awards2
TBC Player ID19238Retrosheet IDvitij001MLBAM ID123740
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed24Power80Contact47XBH72RBIs81Runs35Hitting66Durability50Team.478Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1989AlabamaCollegeFr1b-lf193511924428182901152900000.353.425.6391.0647617134.415.286.403.46911.1921.641.935.9714.8840.48
1990AlabamaCollegeSo1b-lf20541845267142115331463500000.364.491.6411.13211827230.406.277.538.49520.0015.220.764.7816.7340.30
1991AlabamaCollegeJr1b-lf21622205587201156732413100000.395.490.7001.19015436261.414.305.495.51715.7111.880.765.7514.6741.38
1991Eugene EmeraldsNwstA-kca-of21196416212062111111810210.328.423.6411.06441878.357.313.484.45514.1023.081.647.6910.6738.10
1991Memphis ChicksSouAAkca-of213612815284101800233610100.219.340.266.606345153.301.047.227.29215.0323.531.570.000.0017.86
1991Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         5519231496163911345420310.255.368.391.7597513231.319.136.313.34714.7223.381.592.6032.0026.53
1992Baseball City RoyalsFSLA+kca-1b2211540052113161865054610170810.283.360.388.74815525461.351.105.208.3429.9821.912.201.7450.0022.12
1993Memphis ChicksSouAAkca-1b2311741362119252156620579550520.288.377.467.84419342480.338.179.322.37411.8819.791.673.1327.5335.29
1994Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-1b2498352461212831061325663713115.344.440.526.96618541419.394.182.344.42313.3715.041.132.3935.2033.88
1995Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-1b25592293364142124201125060209.279.329.515.84411828249.308.236.284.3644.8220.084.174.8219.0843.75
1995Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32dh25531301333407210082540004.254.317.446.7635811142.265.192.254.3365.6317.613.134.9318.5733.33
1996Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-1b263613226377093110163230110.280.368.538.9067116152.304.258.386.38710.5321.052.005.9214.6743.24
1996Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27dh26852572962151840203869303212.241.342.401.74310324301.295.160.315.32912.6222.921.822.6632.1338.71
1997Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-of2713425910390051600000.214.298.452.75019447.261.238.357.32710.6434.043.206.3814.0044.44
1997Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31rf-lf275113011316051800143720012.238.322.400.7225211146.295.162.269.3209.5925.342.643.4226.0035.48
1998Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-1b28103376441072021871003968607219.285.355.492.84718540428.300.207.311.3659.1115.891.744.2120.8937.38
1998Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca44dh2837010000001200000.143.250.143.393108.200.000.143.20112.5025.002.000.000.000.00
1999Omaha Golden SpikesPCLAAAkca231b29122447701423302898346684404216.318.407.579.98625961521.336.261.407.42112.6716.121.275.3715.9642.96
1999Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca441b291341461014002920002.146.222.244.46610245.161.098.146.2174.4420.004.502.2241.0033.33
2000Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-1b307727443963101146202759201011.350.411.584.99516042304.415.234.339.4268.8819.412.193.6224.9143.75
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn241b30395271330280010900101.250.365.423.78822563.262.173.365.35015.8714.290.903.1726.0038.46
2002Ottawa LynxILAAAmon71b32119431571423401682103958705516.329.390.520.91022450482.348.191.283.3908.0912.031.493.3226.9435.21
2003Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-1b3323759165003008900003.213.289.280.56921583.242.067.173.2619.6410.841.130.000.0031.25
2003Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAmon-1b33279611267021400101700213.271.333.406.739399108.304.135.240.3209.2615.741.701.8548.0034.62
2003Totals for PCL-PCL         50171204212021700182600216.246.314.351.6656014191.276.105.211.2949.4213.611.441.0585.5033.33
2003Montreal ExposNLMLBmon32lf-1b3338761226603130071420101.342.407.539.94641986.383.197.289.4088.1416.282.003.4925.3334.62
2004Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet551b348632352106190167022276160425.328.386.536.92217335360.360.208.291.3937.5016.942.264.4420.1933.02
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter282693761723512610420801651305322.248.335.414.74928762791.288.166.284.00010.1120.862.063.2926.6536.05
Minor League Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter105037825411147246111546971515442767551451897.303.380.496.87618774114325.342.193.310.00010.2217.731.743.5624.5635.83
AAA Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter76327773968661997125527129305517411291497.312.385.524.90914543313153.342.212.323.0009.6716.401.703.9622.2238.22
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter153541771472931584208013160620.272.368.420.78822747633.329.148.299.00012.6420.701.642.3736.0731.97
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11540052113161865054610170810.283.360.388.74815525461.351.105.208.0009.9821.912.201.7450.0022.12
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter196416212062111111810210.328.423.6411.06441878.357.313.484.00014.1023.081.647.6910.6738.10
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter15152313119642434149641029500000.375.477.6651.14234880625.411.290.489.00016.3215.200.935.4415.3840.82
Kansas City Royals Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter20556557133261218320631421103320.235.322.396.71822448642.277.161.276.0009.8122.122.253.2726.9036.09
Montreal Expos Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter38761226603130071420101.342.407.539.94641986.383.197.289.0008.1416.282.003.4925.3334.62
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter395271330280010900101.250.365.423.78822563.262.173.365.00015.8714.290.903.1726.0038.46
Average MLB - Per 162 games16239844992011560104695703213.248.335.414.74916536454.288.166.284.00010.1120.862.063.2926.6536.05
Average Minor - Per 162 games16258483177382241082268118807315.303.380.496.87629063667.342.193.310.00010.2217.731.743.5624.5635.83

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1990AlabamaCollegeNCAASoST20434.8811101110055.0553030024300001.438.95--3.904.881.25.571-
1991AlabamaCollegeNCAAJrST21455.1314140210073.2865142028430001.5510.51--3.425.251.54.444-
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter885.02252413200128.11418172052730001.509.84--3.635.091.40.500-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1991Eugene Emeralds NwstA-kca21OF15--324--36361.0002.40------1978.919.7
1991Eugene Emeralds NwstA-kca211B3--17-121817.9445.67------1915.83.9
1991Memphis Chicks SouAAkca21OF34--633116766.9851.94------3694.423.6
1991Memphis Chicks SouAAkca211B1--141--15151.00015.00------362.80.7
1992Baseball City Royals FSLA+kca221B101--879441368936923.9869.14------11587.8146.4
1993Memphis Chicks SouAAkca231B100--830531779900883.9818.83------11785.571.4
1994Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca241B66--60546879659651.9889.86------9867.345.8
1995Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca251B28--22121426246242.9848.64------5947.519.4
1995Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca25OF2--4---441.0002.00------593.41.4
1995Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25DH38---------------5371.726.4
1995Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca251B8--513135554.9826.75------5315.15.6
1996Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca261B36--28120327304301.9908.36------36100.025.0
1996Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26DH70---------------8582.443.5
1996Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca261B9--405-445451.0005.00------8510.65.6
1996Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26RF1---------------851.20.6
1997Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca27OF1--1---111.0001.00------137.70.7
1997Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27RF16--31---31311.0001.94------5131.49.9
1997Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27DH12---------------5123.57.5
1997Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27LF12--17-1-1817.9441.42------5123.57.5
1997Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca271B1--8--1881.0008.00------512.00.6
1998Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca281B89--73551679792786.9928.83------10386.454.6
1998Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca283B4--352-108.8002.00------1033.92.5
1998Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28DH2---------------366.71.2
1999Omaha Golden Spikes PCLAAAkca291B43--28921634316310.9817.21------12235.230.5
1999Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca291B10--657-1172721.0007.20------1376.96.2
1999Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29DH2---------------1315.41.2
2000Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn301B63--49246547543538.9918.54------7781.844.1
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn301B17-917773118784.9664.940.92-----3943.610.5
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn30RF1-61---111.0001.000.17-----392.60.6
2002Ottawa Lynx ILAAAmon321B102--90173498978974.9969.55------11985.772.3
2003Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmon331B21--16618121185184.9958.76------2777.814.8
2003Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn331B14--1367211145143.98610.21------2360.99.8
2003Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn33OF4--7---771.0001.75------2317.42.8
2003Montreal ExposNLMLBmon33LF15138514---14141.0000.930.16-----3839.59.3
2003Montreal ExposNLMLBmon331B12674748278482.9766.831.11-----3831.67.4
2003Montreal ExposNLMLBmon33DH1---------------382.60.6
2004Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet341B29--26329225294292.99310.07------8633.720.3
2004Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet34OF6--8---881.0001.33------867.04.2
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH125---------------1250.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 6 season(s)-   1B57616531530637351345.9836.052.09-----570.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF27138531-1-3231.9691.150.36-----270.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF18-632---32321.0001.785.33-----180.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 9 season(s)-   1B491--40893324144744624421.9919.00------4910.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF13--20---20201.0001.54------130.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B4--352-108.8002.00------40.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B101--844541779915898.9818.89------1010.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF34--633116766.9851.94------340.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B101--879441368936923.9869.14------1010.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF15--324--36361.0002.40------150.00.0
A- Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B3--17-121817.9445.67------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1991Eugene Emeralds NwstA-kca21--3------15-
1991Memphis Chicks SouAAkca21--1------34-
1992Baseball City Royals FSLA+kca22--101--------
1993Memphis Chicks SouAAkca23--100--------
1994Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca24--66--------
1995Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca25--28------2-
1995Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25--8-------38
1996Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca26--36--------
1996Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26--9-----1-70
1997Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca27---------1-
1997Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27--1---12-16-12
1998Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca28--89--4-----
1998Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28----------2
1999Omaha Golden Spikes PCLAAAkca29--43--------
1999Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29--10-------2
2000Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn30--63--------
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn30--17-----1--
2002Ottawa Lynx ILAAAmon32--102--------
2003Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmon33--21--------
2003Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn33--14------4-
2003Montreal ExposNLMLBmon33--12---15---1
2004Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet34--29------6-

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1994American Association All-Star (1B)1
2002International League All-Star Team (1B)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2004-10-14Released by Tigers. 
2004-04-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
2004-04-08Released by Expos. 
2004-03-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Expos. 
2003-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-05-03TradeTraded by Giants to Expos for Ben Washburn. 
2003-01-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
2002-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-01-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Expos. 
2000-10-18Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1999-11-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
1999-10-08Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-12-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1998-10-15Free 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
1991Kansas City Royals-21345,000-------345,000Signing Bonus out of 1991 Draft (1st round - 7th overall)
1995Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll25109,000-75351-999,520109,000454,000
1996Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll26150,000-5992431957,870109,000604,000
1997Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll27210,000-55825381,182,177150,000814,000
1998Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll28225,000-61024311,276,192170,0001,039,000
1999Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll29200,000-80750-1,454,491200,0001,239,000
2000San Diego PadresTeam Payroll30175,000-79554-1,394,248200,0001,414,000
2003Montreal ExposTeam Payroll33300,000-70341-2,163,527300,0001,714,000
* 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