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Bernie WilliamsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1986-2006 MLB Years: 1991-2006
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Rated Prospect
World Series Champion

PositionsCF-1326, OF-1183, DH-129, RF-58, LF-5Position when DraftedCFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBernabe Figueroa Williams
Height6-2Weight205BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 13,1968 [50.009]PlaceSan Juan,Puerto Rico

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1985 by the New York Yankees.
Signing Bonus$15,000Signing ScoutsFred Ferreira
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1987-NYA-#8 ... 1988-NYA-#8 ... 1989-NYA-#4 ... 1990-MLB-#77 ... 1990-NYA-#1 ... 1991-MLB-#11 ... 1991-NYA-#1
MLB DebutJuly 7,1991 [22.297]
OrganizationsNYA [21] Awards15Awards Voting6-199
TBC Player ID253Retrosheet IDwillb002MLBAM ID124288
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed71Power68Contact69XBH60RBIs68Runs65Hitting78Durability74Team.564Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1986Gulf Coast YankeesGCLRknya-of17612304562532253312394011300.270.374.343.7177910274.314.073.335.33214.2314.601.030.73115.0016.13
1987Oneonta YankeesNYPLA-nya-of18259313324001593101411100.344.410.387.797364106.400.043.215.3619.4313.211.400.000.0012.50
1987Fort Lauderdale YankeesFSLA+nya-of1825711111300491182232010.155.348.197.54514394.224.042.408.27619.1523.401.220.000.0027.27
1987Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         50164244370019184283643110.262.381.305.686507200.333.043.299.32114.0018.001.290.000.0016.28
1988Prince William YankeesCaroA+nya-of1992337721131677452911666640160.335.449.487.93616430408.400.152.401.41716.1816.181.001.7248.1426.55
1989Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAAnya-of2091314637911811422613607263140.252.381.443.82413930384.293.191.424.37215.6318.751.202.8628.5537.97
1989Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-of2050162213581216115253823210.216.325.315.6405111194.266.099.290.29812.8919.591.521.0381.0031.43
1989Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         14147684114199135837188511086350.239.362.399.76119041578.284.160.378.34714.7119.031.292.2536.6235.96
1990Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAAnya-of21134466911312858543918989741260.281.409.414.82319341571.339.133.388.37517.1616.990.991.4058.2531.30
1991Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-of2278306529014683798384324320.294.372.458.83014028353.318.164.291.37010.7612.181.132.2738.2531.11
1991New York YankeesALMLBnya51of22853204376194334105485712304.238.336.350.68611226374.278.112.278.31612.8315.241.190.80106.6734.21
1992Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-of239536368111239850208526111650.306.389.485.87417640423.343.179.355.38712.2914.421.171.8945.3836.04
1992New York YankeesALMLBnya51of2362261397314252676293612015.280.354.406.76010621293.309.126.241.3479.9012.291.241.7152.2028.77
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya51of241395676715231412689953106413417.268.333.400.73322747628.310.132.226.3278.4416.882.001.9147.2530.92
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya51of251084088011829112571696154312211.289.384.453.83718542475.308.164.331.37012.8411.370.892.5334.0035.59
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya51of26144563931732991882867598523112.307.392.487.87927456648.344.180.316.38711.5715.121.312.7831.2832.37
1996New York YankeesALMLBnya51cf27143551108168267291021748272017815.305.391.535.92629562641.304.230.403.39512.7911.230.884.5219.0036.90
1997New York YankeesALMLBnya51cf28129509107167356211001587380108710.328.408.544.95227762591.351.216.373.40812.3513.541.103.5524.2437.13
1998Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-of2912011000001000000.500.6671.0001.667213.500.5001.000.65733.330.000.000.000.00100.00
1998Norwich NavigatorsEastAAnya50of29311662025002100101.545.5711.2731.84414414.444.728.909.69614.297.140.5014.295.5066.67
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         413673025003100101.538.5881.2311.81916517.455.693.923.68917.655.880.3311.766.5071.43
1998New York YankeesALMLBnya51cf2912849910116930526971597481104919.339.422.575.99728761578.361.236.397.42512.8014.011.094.5019.1936.09
1999New York YankeesALMLBnya51cf3015859111620228625115910100951051711.342.435.536.97131759697.372.194.362.41614.3513.630.953.5923.6429.21
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya51cf311415371081653763012113571845031115.307.391.566.95730473616.317.259.406.40311.5313.641.184.8717.9044.24
2001New York YankeesALMLBnya51cf32146540102166380269411578676091115.307.395.522.91728264633.307.215.370.38712.3210.580.864.1120.7738.55
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya51cf3315461210220437219102848397301719.333.415.493.90830258699.372.160.302.39611.8713.881.172.7232.2128.43
2003Trenton ThunderEastAAnya-of34515452004014110111.333.476.467.9437221.333.134.333.40119.054.760.250.000.0040.00
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya51cf34119445771171911564507161302821.263.367.411.77818335521.275.148.319.34113.6311.710.862.8829.6729.91
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya51cf-dh351485611051472912270158596212519.262.360.435.79524452651.281.173.317.34713.0614.751.133.3825.5035.37
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya51cf36141485531211911264125375116116.249.321.367.68817832546.270.118.225.3059.7113.741.422.2040.4226.45
2006New York YankeesALMLBnya51rf-dh37131420651182901261203353216514.281.332.436.76818341462.294.155.238.3287.1411.471.612.6035.0034.75
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter2076786913662336449552871257147871069121239126497223.297.381.477.85837567919053.318.180.324.00011.8113.391.133.1727.4233.86
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter6602370446676117394829718580413455251621262.285.394.428.82210152042845.333.143.362.00014.5215.991.101.6949.3830.18
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2238311412364516181034021115142581180.284.370.442.81236779970.320.158.319.00011.8614.641.231.8646.1733.47
AA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter23380616422143132110565321641711145112.274.402.438.84035377990.323.164.408.00016.5717.271.042.1238.3834.84
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter118410831252077493812858872170.305.431.439.87018034505.373.134.405.00016.8317.431.041.3958.5727.20
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter259313324001593101411100.344.410.387.797364106.400.043.215.0009.4313.211.400.000.0012.50
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter612304562532253312394011300.270.374.343.7177910274.314.073.335.00014.2314.601.030.73115.0016.13
New York Yankees Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter2076786913662336449552871257147871069121239126497223.297.381.477.85837567919053.318.180.324.00011.8113.391.133.1727.4233.86
Average MLB - Per 162 games16261410718235422981178395315817.297.381.477.85829362706.318.180.324.00011.8113.391.133.1727.4233.86
Average Minor - Per 162 games16258210916629101273452010111264560.285.394.428.82224950698.333.143.362.00014.5215.991.101.6949.3830.18

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1986Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya17OF61--11733-123120.9761.97------61100.098.4
1987Oneonta Yankees NYPLA-nya18OF24--40-2-4240.9521.67------2596.032.0
1987Fort Lauderdale Yankees FSLA+nya18OF22--491--50501.0002.27------2588.015.9
1988Prince William Yankees CaroA+nya19OF91--186853199194.9752.13------9298.965.5
1989Albany/Colonie Yankees EastAAnya20OF90--18055-190185.9742.06------9198.964.3
1989Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya20OF50--11221-115114.9912.28------50100.034.2
1990Albany/Colonie Yankees EastAAnya21OF131--2881544307303.9872.31------13497.894.2
1991Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya22OF77--16421-167166.9942.16------7898.753.5
1991New York YankeesALMLBnya22OF85--23035-238233.9792.74------85100.052.5
1992Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya23OF92--20522-209207.9902.25------9596.863.9
1992New York YankeesALMLBnya23OF62--187512193192.9953.10------62100.038.3
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya24OF139--36654-375371.9892.67------139100.085.8
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya25OF107--277732287284.9902.65------10899.194.7
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya26OF144--43118-440432.9823.00------144100.0100.0
1996New York YankeesALMLBnya27CF140--3341053349344.9862.46------14397.986.4
1996New York YankeesALMLBnya27DH2---------------1431.41.2
1997New York YankeesALMLBnya28CF128--269221273271.9932.12------12999.279.0
1998Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya29OF1--2---221.0002.00------1100.00.7
1998Norwich Navigators EastAAnya29OF3--5---551.0001.67------3100.02.1
1998New York YankeesALMLBnya29CF123--29943-306303.9902.46------12896.175.9
1998New York YankeesALMLBnya29DH5---------------1283.93.1
1999New York YankeesALMLBnya30CF155--381953395390.9872.52------15898.195.7
1999New York YankeesALMLBnya30DH2---------------1581.31.2
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya31CF137-11703532-13553551.0002.590.30-----14197.285.1
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya31DH4---------------1412.82.5
2001New York YankeesALMLBnya32CF144-1266348321353351.9942.440.28-----14698.690.0
2001New York YankeesALMLBnya32DH1---------------1460.70.6
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya33CF147-1317350251357352.9862.390.27-----15495.591.3
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya33DH7---------------1544.54.3
2003Trenton Thunder EastAAnya34OF4--6---661.0001.50------580.02.8
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya34CF1151131001290311294293.9972.550.29-----11996.671.0
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya34DH4---------------1193.42.5
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya35CF9793830214211217216.9952.230.26-----14865.559.9
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya35DH50---------------14833.830.9
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya36CF112100862226621234232.9912.070.27-----14179.469.1
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya36DH23---------------14116.314.2
2006New York YankeesALMLBnya37RF58504259811-10099.9901.710.23-----13144.335.8
2006New York YankeesALMLBnya37DH3127--------------13123.719.1
2006New York YankeesALMLBnya37CF282320044---44441.0001.570.22-----13121.417.3
2006New York YankeesALMLBnya37LF554112---12121.0002.400.29-----1313.83.1
MLB Totals for CF - 11 season(s)-   CF13263296646310843261331773151.9922.380.47-----13260.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF537--14912121415331512.9862.82------5370.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 10 season(s)-   DH12927--------------1290.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF58504259811-10099.9901.710.23-----580.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF554112---12121.0002.400.29-----50.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF219--48164-491487.9922.22------2190.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF228--4792094508499.9822.19------2280.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF114--237953251246.9802.16------1140.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF24--40-2-4240.9521.67------240.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF61--11733-123120.9761.97------610.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1986Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya17---------61-
1987Oneonta Yankees NYPLA-nya18---------24-
1987Fort Lauderdale Yankees FSLA+nya18---------22-
1988Prince William Yankees CaroA+nya19---------91-
1989Albany/Colonie Yankees EastAAnya20---------90-
1989Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya20---------50-
1990Albany/Colonie Yankees EastAAnya21---------131-
1991Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya22---------77-
1991New York YankeesALMLBnya22---------85-
1992Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya23---------92-
1992New York YankeesALMLBnya23---------62-
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya24---------139-
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya25---------107-
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya26---------144-
1996New York YankeesALMLBnya27-------140--2
1997New York YankeesALMLBnya28-------128---
1998Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya29---------1-
1998Norwich Navigators EastAAnya29---------3-
1998New York YankeesALMLBnya29-------123--5
1999New York YankeesALMLBnya30-------155--2
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya31-------137--4
2001New York YankeesALMLBnya32-------144--1
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya33-------147--7
2003Trenton Thunder EastAAnya34---------4-
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya34-------115--4
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya35-------97--50
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya36-------112--23
2006New York YankeesALMLBnya37------52858-31

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1995New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB26521892025107300000.429.571.8101.38117428.438.381.76225.0010.710.437.1410.5044.44
1996New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB27415570035102100000.467.5291.0671.59616317.364.600.80011.765.880.5017.655.0042.86
1996New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB27519693026105400000.474.583.9471.53018524.538.473.78920.8316.670.808.339.5055.56
1996New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB27624340014103600000.167.259.292.5517127.176.125.29211.1122.222.003.7024.0025.00
1997New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB28517321001004300000.118.286.176.4623121.143.058.29419.0514.290.750.000.0050.00
1998New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB29311000000001400000.000.083.000.0830012.000.000.0918.3333.334.000.000.000.00
1998New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB29621481005107400000.381.536.429.9659128.471.048.42925.0014.290.570.000.0012.50
1998New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB29416210013002500000.063.167.250.4174118.000.187.31311.1127.782.505.5616.00100.00
1999New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB30311241016001200000.364.417.7271.1448212.375.363.4558.3316.672.008.3311.0050.00
1999New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB30520351012102500000.250.318.450.7689222.286.200.3509.0922.732.504.5520.0040.00
1999New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB30413230000104200000.231.412.231.6433017.273.000.38523.5311.760.500.000.000.00
2000New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB31520353001001400000.250.286.400.6868321.313.150.2004.7619.054.000.000.0060.00
2000New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB316235101013102300000.435.480.6091.08914225.474.174.3048.0012.001.504.0023.0020.00
2000New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB31518220011005500000.111.304.278.5825123.083.167.44421.7421.741.004.3518.0050.00
2001New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB32518443005003300000.222.333.389.7227321.267.167.33314.2914.291.000.000.0075.00
2001New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB32517440035005400000.235.409.7651.17413322.100.530.82422.7318.180.8013.645.6775.00
2001New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB32724251001004600000.208.321.250.5716128.278.042.20814.2921.431.500.000.0020.00
2002New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB33415451013003200002.333.444.6001.0449218.333.267.46716.6711.110.675.5615.0040.00
2003New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB34415362003002200110.400.444.533.9778218.429.133.26711.1111.111.000.000.0033.33
2003New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB34726551002004300000.192.300.231.5316130.217.039.19213.3310.000.750.000.0020.00
2003New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB346255102025002200101.400.429.7201.14918428.364.320.4007.147.141.007.1412.5040.00
2004New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB35418251013001200004.278.316.500.8169219.267.222.2785.2610.532.005.2618.0040.00
2005New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB36519242001001300100.211.238.316.5546221.235.105.1584.7614.293.000.000.0050.00
2006Puerto RicoWBCTournament37624261025011300000.250.280.542.82213325.211.292.2924.0012.003.008.0012.0050.00
2006New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB371340592013002600003.225.262.350.61214342.242.125.1754.7614.293.002.3840.0033.33
2006New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB3713000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2009Puerto RicoWBCTournament4045000000002100000.000.286.000.286007.000.000.40028.5714.290.500.000.000.00
World Baseball Classic Totals - 2 yrs1029261025013400000.207.281.448.72913332.174.241.3109.3812.501.336.2514.5050.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs1340592013002600003.225.262.350.61214342.242.125.1754.7614.293.002.3840.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 12 yrs48183365116083320263100216.279.365.497.8629124211.295.218.37212.3214.691.193.7922.8847.06
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 6 yrs3412627417072340252300000.325.437.548.9856914151.354.223.45216.5615.230.924.6418.0034.15
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 6 yrs3212016253051420202600101.208.319.358.677438141.222.150.33314.1818.441.303.5524.0032.00

Awards [15]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1995Winter League All-Star (OF)1
1996ALCS Most Valuable Player1
1997AL Player of the Month (August) ... American League Gold Glove (Outfielder) ... American League Player of the Week (August 25-August 31)3
1998AL Player of the Month (May) ... American League Gold Glove (Outfielder) ... American League Player of the Week (May 25-May 31) ... Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star4
1999American League Gold Glove (Outfielder) ... Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (OF)2
2000American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
2001American League Player of the Week (June 4-June 10)1
2002AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Player of the Week (August 12-August 18)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2005-12-22ContractSigned by Yankees 
2003-07-10InjuredActivated from DL 
1998-12-01Contractre-signed by Yankees 
1998-11-25ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1998-10-26Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1985-09-13ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
* 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
1985New York Yankees-1615,000-------15,000Signing Bonus as an amateur free agent
1991New York YankeesTeam Payroll22100,000-62027-742,231100,000115,000
1992New York YankeesTeam Payroll23125,000-6142624962,245109,000240,000
1993New York YankeesTeam Payroll24150,000-5942635968,431109,000390,000
1994New York YankeesTeam Payroll25225,000-4902546957,101109,000615,000
1995New York YankeesTeam Payroll26400,000-3622260999,520109,0001,015,000
1996New York YankeesTeam Payroll273,000,000-102789++957,870109,0004,015,000
1997New York YankeesTeam Payroll285,300,000-40496++1,182,177150,0009,315,000
1998New York YankeesTeam Payroll298,300,000-91100++1,276,192170,00017,615,000
1999New York YankeesTeam Payroll309,857,143-61100++1,454,491200,00027,472,143
2000New York YankeesTeam Payroll3112,357,143-41100++1,394,248200,00039,829,286
2001New York YankeesTeam Payroll3212,357,143-12299++1,897,758200,00052,186,429
2002New York YankeesTeam Payroll3312,357,143-13299++2,011,045200,00064,543,572
2003New York YankeesTeam Payroll3412,357,143-21398++2,163,527300,00076,900,715
2004New York YankeesTeam Payroll3512,357,143-26798++2,070,100300,00089,257,858
2005New York YankeesTeam Payroll3612,357,143-27898++2,189,055300,000101,615,001
2006New York YankeesTeam Payroll371,500,000-34119582,365,072327,000103,115,001
* 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