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Don WakamatsuTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1983-1996 MLB Years: 1991-1991
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PositionsC-655, 1B-80, 3B-3Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilbur Donald Wakamatsu
Height6-2Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 22,1963 [55.090]PlaceHood River,Oregon
High SchoolHayward (Hayward,CA)
CollegeArizona State University (Tempe,AZ)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds [Team Picks] in the 11th round (266th overall) of the 1985 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 51st round (839th overall) of the 1984 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutMay 22,1991 [28.089]
OrganizationsCIN [4] CHA [3] LAN [2] SEA [2] CLE [1] TEX [1] Awards1Awards Voting1-19
TBC Player ID19285Retrosheet IDwakad001MLBAM ID123798
RelationshipsFather of Jacob Wakamatsu
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed23Power47Contact58XBH45RBIs55Runs30Hitting58Durability46Team.492Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1983Arizona StateCollegeSoc2060223487662543122303000000.341.419.453.87210113253.378.112.291.39511.8611.861.001.9844.6017.11
1984Arizona StateCollegeJrc217125449798054462222700000.311.366.402.76810213276.333.091.193.3507.979.781.231.8150.8016.46
1985Arizona StateCollegeSrc226123131688184670274300000.294.368.442.81010217258.333.148.294.36310.4716.671.593.1028.8825.00
1985Billings MustangsPioRkcin-c225819620497002410253605220.250.332.286.618567228.302.036.168.28510.9615.791.440.000.0014.29
1986Tampa TarponsFSLA+cin-1b-c231123614110018216661536650820.277.370.346.71612521427.328.069.230.32812.4115.461.250.23361.0021.00
1987Cedar Rapids RedsMidwAcin-c24103365337913174133307132310.216.279.315.59411521403.248.099.181.2667.4417.622.371.7452.1426.58
1988Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-c257923522569112601374101200.238.339.298.6377011275.282.060.213.30013.4514.911.110.36235.0019.64
1989Birmingham BaronsSouAAcha22c2692287457315024576325475500.254.338.328.6669417336.301.074.188.3109.5216.071.690.60143.5023.29
1990Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAcha-c2762187204910001322133571110.262.332.316.6485910209.320.054.123.3006.2216.752.690.000.0020.41
1991Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAcha-c285517220348041900123914200.198.251.314.5655412191.229.116.186.2576.2820.423.252.0943.0035.29
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha47c281831270000001600000.226.250.226.4767032.280.000.032.2213.1318.756.000.000.000.00
1992Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-c2960167225410021501152341000.323.392.419.8117012187.366.096.180.3738.0212.301.531.0783.5022.22
1993Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-c3054181306111173101153140420.337.392.525.9179519204.367.188.265.3987.3515.202.073.4325.8631.15
1994Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-c3112000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1995Canton/Akron IndiansEastAAcle-c3251143163810042300172163227.266.363.420.7836014171.283.154.273.3479.9412.281.242.3435.7536.84
1995Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-c32932351006002810004.156.229.188.4176135.208.032.094.2025.7122.864.000.000.0020.00
1995Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         601751943110429001929732211.246.340.377.7176615206.271.131.240.3229.2214.081.531.9443.7534.88
1996Port City RoostersSouAAsea-c-1b332470102240291041140002.314.385.457.84232678.351.143.214.3755.1314.102.752.5635.0027.27
1996Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-c3313000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1996Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         2573102240291041140002.301.370.438.80832681.333.137.205.3614.9413.582.752.4736.5027.27
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1831270000001600000.226.250.226.4767032.280.000.032.0003.1318.756.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter761240128262011653031820152554374222291013.258.336.348.6848361512749.301.090.198.0009.2815.901.711.0980.0324.35
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter2427449520340113842457137176734.273.336.382.71828454831.316.109.183.0006.8616.492.401.5657.2326.60
AA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2467359318938191038790127179929.257.348.348.69625648860.296.091.215.00010.4714.771.411.0581.6725.40
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1123614110018216661536650820.277.370.346.71612521427.328.069.230.00012.4115.461.250.23361.0021.00
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter103365337913174133307132310.216.279.315.59411521403.248.099.181.0007.4417.622.371.7452.1426.58
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5819620497002410253605220.250.332.286.618567228.302.036.168.00010.9615.791.440.000.0014.29
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter192708128223223181332547910000000.315.384.431.81530543787.347.116.257.00010.0412.711.272.2939.3319.28
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1831270000001600000.226.250.226.4767032.280.000.032.0003.1318.756.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162279186300000095400000.226.250.226.476630288.280.000.032.0003.1318.756.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625116013225166843549395623.258.336.348.68417832585.301.090.198.0009.2815.901.711.0980.0324.35

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1985Billings Mustangs PioRkcin22C56--3674453416411.9887.34------5896.682.4
1986Tampa Tarpons FSLA+cin231B54--394211130426415.9747.69------11248.239.7
1986Tampa Tarpons FSLA+cin23C48--2293734269266.9895.54-----411242.935.3
1987Cedar Rapids Reds MidwAcin24C97--67866115755744.9857.67-----310394.269.3
1987Cedar Rapids Reds MidwAcin241B2--123-115151.0007.50------1031.91.4
1988Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin25C66--3795162436430.9866.52-----37983.546.2
1988Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin251B9--393224442.9554.67------7911.46.3
1988Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin253B2---5--551.0002.50------792.51.4
1989Birmingham Barons SouAAcha26C83--4595452518513.9906.18-----79290.258.0
1989Birmingham Barons SouAAcha261B7--443144847.9796.71------927.64.9
1989Birmingham Barons SouAAcha263B1----2-2---------921.10.7
1990Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha27C59--2853324320318.9945.39-----116295.241.8
1991Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha28C51--2663133300297.9905.82-----85592.737.8
1991Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha281B1--1---111.0001.00------551.80.7
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28C18--472-249491.0002.72-2250.0418100.011.1
1992Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan29C55--2644144309305.9875.55-----46091.738.5
1993Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan30C53--329354-368364.9896.87-----45498.137.1
1994Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex31C1--8---881.0008.00------1100.00.7
1995Canton/Akron Indians EastAAcle32C47--2192222243241.9925.13-----55192.233.1
1995Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea32C9--536316259.9526.56------9100.06.3
1996Port City Roosters SouAAsea33C11--6231-6665.9855.91-----12445.87.9
1996Port City Roosters SouAAsea331B7--352--37371.0005.29------2429.25.0
1996Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea33C1--81--991.0009.00------1100.00.7
MLB Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C18--472-249491.0002.72-2250.04180.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 7 season(s)-   C229--1213147161213761360.9885.94-----272290.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for C - 4 season(s)-   C207--111913014612631249.9896.03-----162070.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B23--118836129126.9775.48------230.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B3---52-75.7141.67------30.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B54--394211130426415.9747.69------540.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C48--2293734269266.9895.54-----4480.00.0
A Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C97--67866115755744.9857.67-----3970.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2--123-115151.0007.50------20.00.0
Rk Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C56--3674453416411.9887.34------560.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1985Billings Mustangs PioRkcin22-56---------
1986Tampa Tarpons FSLA+cin23-4854--------
1987Cedar Rapids Reds MidwAcin24-972--------
1988Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin25-669--2-----
1989Birmingham Barons SouAAcha26-837--1-----
1990Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha27-59---------
1991Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha28-511--------
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28-18---------
1992Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan29-55---------
1993Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan30-53---------
1994Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex31-1---------
1995Canton/Akron Indians EastAAcle32-47---------
1995Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea32-9---------
1996Port City Roosters SouAAsea33-117--------
1996Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea33-1---------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1997Arizona Diamondbacks ArizRkMinorari34Manager562729.4827.54 
1998South Bend Silver HawksMidwAMinorari35Manager14040100.28643.05 
1998High Desert MavericksCalifA+Minorari35Manager1408258.5861.02 Lost in Semi-Finals
1999El Paso DiablosTexAAMinorari36Manager1406476.45719.04 
2000Erie SeawolvesEastAAMinorcal37Manager1414794.33337.56 
2003Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex40Bench Coach1627191.43825.04Buck Showalter-
2004Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex41Bench Coach1628973.5493.03Buck Showalter-
2005Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex42Bench Coach1627983.48816.03Buck Showalter-
2006Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex43Bench Coach1628082.49413.03Buck Showalter
2007Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex44Third Base Coach1627587.46319.04Ron Washington
2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak45Bench Coach1617586.46624.53Bob Geren
2009Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea46Manager1628577.52512.02 
2010Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea47Manager16261101.37729.04 
2011Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor48Bench Coach1628181.50016.04John Farrell
2012Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor49Bench Coach1627389.45122.04John Farrell
2013New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya50Pro Scout1628577.52512.04Joe Girardi
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca51Bench Coach1628973.5491.02Ned YostLost World Series (Giants)
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca52Bench Coach1629567.586--1Ned YostWon World Series (Mets)
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca53Bench Coach1628181.50013.53Ned Yost
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca54Bench Coach1628082.49422.03Ned Yost
2018Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex55Bench Coach491831.36712.55Jeff Banister
* 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

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1998California League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1991-12-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1991-10-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-04-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1989-03-29Released by Reds. 
* 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
1991Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll28100,000-62036-742,231100,000100,000
* 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