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Vernon WellsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2013 MLB Years: 1999-2013
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PositionsCF-1369, OF-542, LF-259, RF-52, DH-52, 3B-1, 2B-1, 1B-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameVernon Wells III
Height6-1Weight210BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 8,1978 [39.166]PlaceShreveport,Louisiana
High SchoolBowie (Arlington,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Toronto Blue Jays [Team Picks] in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1997 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,800,000Signing ScoutsJim HughesService Time12.113 (2013)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1998-MLB-#52 ... 1999-MLB-#69 ... 1999-TOR-#5 ... 2000-MLB-#4 ... 2000-TOR-#1 ... 2001-MLB-#12 ... 2001-TOR-#1
MLB DebutAugust 30,1999 [20.265]
OrganizationsTOR [14] ANA [2] NYA [1] Awards14Awards Voting2-87
TBC Player ID280Retrosheet IDwellv001MLBAM ID150484
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed74Power70Contact74XBH68RBIs67Runs65Hitting70Durability66Team.520Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1997St. Catharines StompersNYPLA-tor-of18662645281201103186304410212.307.377.504.88113331297.335.197.318.38310.1014.811.473.3726.4038.27
1998Hagerstown SunsSALAtor-of19134509861453521165138498411218.285.348.426.77421748562.322.141.248.3428.7214.951.711.9646.2733.10
1999Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-of207026543911621143132263410106.343.403.543.94614429293.362.200.340.4108.8711.601.313.7524.0931.87
1999Knoxville SmokiesSouAAtor-of202610618366231762121500210.340.400.519.9195511120.367.179.330.39510.0012.501.252.5035.3330.56
1999Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor-of203312920408142151102210303.310.357.481.8386213143.340.171.279.3626.9915.382.202.8032.2532.50
1999Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         129500811673051881245487120619.334.390.522.91226153556.357.188.322.3948.6312.771.483.2427.7831.74
1999Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor3cf20248882350181141800006.261.293.352.64531692.319.091.136.2874.3519.574.501.0988.0026.09
2000Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor10of21127493761203171666234488841518.243.313.432.74521354551.264.189.325.3228.7115.971.832.9030.8145.00
2000Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor55cf2132000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2001Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor10of221074135711627412521511296840203.281.333.453.78618743448.310.172.252.3396.4715.182.342.6834.4237.07
2001Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor10cf223096143080165051510100.313.350.427.777419103.358.114.219.3384.8514.563.000.9796.0030.00
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor10cf231596088716734423100942785328015.275.305.457.76227861648.283.182.235.3274.1713.123.153.5526.4336.53
2003Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor10cf2416167811821549533117414280708221.317.359.550.90937387735.318.233.299.3855.7110.881.904.4920.5540.47
2004Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor10cf25134536821463422367925183201217.272.337.472.80925359590.285.200.308.3488.6414.071.633.9023.3040.41
2005Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor10cf26156620781673032897834786308313.269.320.463.78328761678.270.194.277.3356.9312.681.834.1322.1436.53
2006Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor10cf2715461191185405321061745490309013.303.357.542.89933177677.307.239.349.3807.9813.291.674.7319.0941.62
2007Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor10cf28149584851433641680104498930649.245.304.402.70623556642.262.157.252.3077.6313.861.822.4936.5039.16
2008Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-of2928340004000300000.500.500.5001.000408.800.000.000.4480.0037.500.000.000.000.00
2008Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-of2926000000001000001.000.143.000.143007.000.000.167.10114.290.000.000.000.000.00
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         414340004001300001.286.333.286.6194015.364.000.071.2866.6720.003.000.000.000.00
2008Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor10cf29108427631282212078422946307516.300.343.496.83921243466.293.196.269.3586.229.871.594.2921.3533.59
2009Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor10cf301586308416437315661744886105218.260.311.400.71125255684.279.140.237.3127.0212.571.792.1942.0033.54
2010Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor10cf31157590791614433188645084303518.273.331.515.84630478646.272.242.331.3637.7413.001.684.8019.0348.45
2011Inland Empire 66ersCalifA+ana-lf3225311003002100000.200.429.400.829217.250.200.600.38028.5714.290.500.000.00100.00
2011Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana10lf3213150560110154256694208610308.218.248.412.66020844529.214.194.244.2853.7816.264.304.7320.2040.00
2012Salt Lake BeesPCLAAAana-lf33726281023300620000.308.357.577.93415328.333.269.385.4010.0021.430.007.1413.0037.50
2012Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana10lf3377243365690112931163510205.230.279.403.6829820262.226.173.247.2966.1113.362.194.2022.0935.71
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya12,22lf341304244599160115073307300419.233.282.349.63114827458.256.116.196.2796.5515.942.432.4038.5527.27
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter17316642930179437934270958109374729563126524168.270.319.459.77830516837212.278.189.271.0006.5413.262.033.7424.6038.07
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter57622243606421451969305863420736514217431.289.351.464.81510322332464.317.175.292.0008.4014.811.762.8032.2336.29
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter276106715528467123414246168818411110115.266.326.447.7734771131177.291.181.291.0007.4815.632.092.8931.3839.79
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2610618366231762121500210.340.400.519.9195511120.367.179.330.00010.0012.501.252.5035.3330.56
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter7427849961721150132283810106.345.406.540.94615030308.370.195.335.0009.0912.341.363.5725.2731.25
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter134509861453521165138498411218.285.348.426.77421748562.322.141.248.0008.7214.951.711.9646.2733.10
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter662645281201103186304410212.307.377.504.88113331297.335.197.318.00010.1014.811.473.3726.4038.27
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter1393547078915293393022381390294067622925623146.280.329.475.80425975925963.288.195.281.0006.8112.781.883.7424.5338.72
Los Angeles Angels Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter20874896166244369512536121205013.222.258.409.66730664791.218.187.245.0004.5515.303.364.5520.7838.55
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1304244599160115073307300419.233.282.349.63114827458.256.116.196.0006.5515.942.432.4038.5527.27
Average MLB - Per 162 games1626228716835325901034489306216.270.319.459.77828664675.278.189.271.0006.5413.262.033.7424.6038.07
Average Minor - Per 162 games162626101181415198624105810341519.289.351.464.81529066693.317.175.292.0008.4014.811.762.8032.2336.29

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1997St. Catharines Stompers NYPLA-tor18OF61--135671148141.9532.31------6692.481.3
1998Hagerstown Suns SALAtor19OF129--243651254249.9801.93------13496.391.5
1999Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor20OF69--130311134133.9931.93------7098.650.4
1999Knoxville Smokies SouAAtor20OF26--564-360601.0002.31------26100.018.6
1999Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor20OF33--7922-8381.9762.45------33100.022.9
1999Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor20CF24--504-154541.0002.25------24100.014.8
2000Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor21OF119--293833304301.9902.53------12793.785.0
2000Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor21CF3-72---221.0000.670.29-----3100.01.9
2001Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor22OF103--216755228223.9782.17------10796.371.5
2001Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22CF27-2015622-6058.9672.150.29-----3090.016.7
2001Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22RF3-215---551.0001.670.24-----3010.01.9
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23CF146-12403571121370368.9952.520.30-----15991.890.1
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23RF13-11824-1-2524.9601.850.20-----1598.28.0
2003Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24CF161161141638334-390386.9902.400.27-----161100.099.4
2004Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25CF131130113532751-333332.9972.530.29-----13497.881.4
2004Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25DH3---------------1342.21.9
2005Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26CF155153135835112-43633631.0002.340.27-----15699.495.7
2005Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26DH2---------------1561.31.2
2006Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27CF1501471290332443340336.9882.240.26-----15497.492.6
2006Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27DH44--------------1542.62.5
2007Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28CF148143127932153-329326.9912.200.25-----14999.391.4
2008Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor29OF1--3---331.0003.00------250.00.7
2008Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor29OF1---------------250.00.7
2008Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29CF10099889217531225222.9872.220.25-----10892.661.7
2008Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29DH8---------------1087.44.9
2009Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor30CF1551531356352611359358.9972.310.26-----15898.195.7
2009Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor30DH1---------------1580.60.6
2010Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31CF15115113093545-23593591.0002.380.27-----15796.293.2
2010Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31DH4---------------1572.52.5
2011Inland Empire 66ers CalifA+ana32LF2--3---331.0001.50------2100.01.4
2011Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana32LF11110393024143-248245.9882.210.26-----13184.768.5
2011Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana32CF12117924---24241.0002.000.30-----1319.27.4
2011Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana32RF1076616---16161.0001.600.24-----1317.66.2
2012Salt Lake Bees PCLAAAana33LF4--6---661.0001.50------757.12.8
2012Salt Lake Bees PCLAAAana33RF1--2---221.0002.00------714.30.7
2012Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana33LF6959539128-1-129128.9921.860.24-----7789.642.6
2012Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana33CF66469---991.0001.500.20-----777.83.7
2012Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana33RF2-4-------------772.61.2
2012Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana33DH1---------------771.30.6
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya34LF73686231376-11431431.0001.960.23-----13056.245.1
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya34RF2319157402--42421.0001.830.27-----13017.714.2
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya34DH22---------------13016.913.6
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya341B1186---661.0006.000.75-----1300.80.6
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya343B1-1-1--111.0001.001.00-----1300.80.6
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya342B1---------------1300.80.6
MLB Totals for CF - 14 season(s)-   CF1369115411605313562201332173197.9942.340.28-----13690.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF25323020925061041520516.9922.040.25-----2530.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 5 season(s)-   RF51263668521-8887.9891.710.24-----510.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 8 season(s)-   DH454--------------450.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1186---661.0006.000.75-----10.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1-1-1--111.0001.001.00-----10.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF256--58817108615605.9842.36------2560.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF4--6---661.0001.50------40.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF1--2---221.0002.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF26--564-360601.0002.31------260.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF70--133311137136.9931.94------700.00.0
A+ Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF2--3---331.0001.50------20.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF129--243651254249.9801.93------1290.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF61--135671148141.9532.31------610.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1997St. Catharines Stompers NYPLA-tor18---------61-
1998Hagerstown Suns SALAtor19---------129-
1999Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor20---------69-
1999Knoxville Smokies SouAAtor20---------26-
1999Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor20---------33-
1999Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor20-------24---
2000Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor21---------119-
2000Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor21-------3---
2001Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor22---------103-
2001Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22-------273--
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23-------14613--
2003Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24-------161---
2004Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25-------131--3
2005Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26-------155--2
2006Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27-------150--4
2007Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28-------148---
2008Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor29---------1-
2008Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor29---------1-
2008Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29-------100--8
2009Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor30-------155--1
2010Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31-------151--4
2011Inland Empire 66ers CalifA+ana32------2----
2011Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana32------1111210--
2012Salt Lake Bees PCLAAAana33------4-1--
2012Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana33------6962-1
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya34--11-173-23-22

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor2037139313614162360152500000.259.331.504.8357021154.278.245.3969.7416.231.673.9023.1758.33
2006United StatesWBCTournament27512231001004100000.250.438.333.7714116.273.083.41725.006.250.250.000.0033.33
2006Toronto Blue JaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB279307124116312400001.400.438.7001.13821632.440.300.4336.2512.502.003.1330.0050.00
2007Toronto Blue JaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB28195181630410004600004.314.364.608.97231755.293.294.3737.2710.911.507.2712.7543.75
2008Toronto Blue JaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB2920536154117113400002.283.321.453.77424656.292.170.2265.367.141.331.7953.0040.00
2009Toronto Blue JaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB301130492003103300001.300.364.367.73111233.333.067.2009.099.091.000.000.0022.22
2010Toronto Blue JaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB3117507152018102900200.300.315.400.71520354.333.100.1603.7016.674.501.8550.0020.00
2011Los Angeles AngelsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3216476134016203510001.277.333.426.75920551.293.149.2555.889.801.671.9647.0038.46
2012Los Angeles AngelsMLB Spring TrainingMLB33236591840313216900001.277.338.477.81531771.283.200.3088.4512.681.504.2321.6738.89
2013New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB341745111520412212610200.333.360.6441.00429650.297.311.3784.0012.003.008.0011.2540.00
World Baseball Classic Totals - 1 yrs512231001004100000.250.438.333.7714116.273.083.41725.006.250.250.000.0033.33
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs37139313614162360152500000.259.331.504.8357021154.278.245.3969.7416.231.673.9023.1758.33
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs1323715811325215651242546204010.305.348.504.85218742402.312.199.2886.2211.441.843.7324.7337.17

Awards [14]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1997High School All-American - 1st Team (OF)1
1998South Atlantic League All-Star Team (UT)1
1999Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (OF) ... Florida State League All-Star Team (OF) ... Florida State League Most Valuable Player ... Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Player of the Year4
2003AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Player of the Week (June 16-June 22) ... Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (OF)3
2004American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
2005American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
2006American League Gold Glove (Outfielder) ... American League Player of the Week (July 17-July 23)2
2010Branch Rickey Award1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2014-01-16rf-dhFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Yankees35.039  
2014-01-11rf-dhNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment35.034Team Roster on 2014-01-11
2013-03-26rf-dhNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Angels to Yankees for Exircado Cayones and Kramer Sneed34.108Team Roster on 2013-03-26
2012-07-27lfLos Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL33.231Team Roster on 2012-07-27
2012-07-20LFLos Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to Salt Lake (AAA) for rehab33.224Team Roster on 2012-07-20
2012-06-12LFLos Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL33.186Team Roster on 2012-06-12
2012-05-21lfLos Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Torn ligament in right thumb33.164Team Roster on 2012-05-21
2012-05-03CFLos Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)YActive--33.146Team Roster on 2012-05-03
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-06-07InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-05-10InjuredDisabled -- Right groin strain 
2011-01-21TradeTraded by Blue Jays to Angels for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera 
2008-08-10InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-07-10InjuredDisabled -- left hamstring strain 
2008-06-07InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-05-10InjuredDisabled -- Broken left wrist 
2007-09-22InjuredDisabled -- Left shoulder 
2006-12-18ContractSigned by Blue Jays (7-years) 
2004-07-16InjuredActivated from DL 
2004-06-16InjuredDisabled -- mild-to-severe right calf strain 
1997-06-03Contractsigned 
* 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
1997Toronto Blue Jays-181,800,000-------1,800,000Signing Bonus out of 1997 Draft (1st round - 5th overall)
1999Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll20200,000-80736-1,454,491200,0002,000,000
2000Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll21175,000-79532-1,394,248200,0002,175,000
2001Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll22200,000-77130-1,897,758200,0002,375,000
2002Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll23221,000-69925232,011,045200,0002,596,000
2003Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll24520,000-47417412,163,527300,0003,116,000
2004Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll25870,000-38112582,070,100300,0003,986,000
2005Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll263,070,000-224776++2,189,055300,0007,056,000
2006Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll274,470,000-163680++2,365,072327,00011,526,000
2007Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll288,787,500-82490++2,459,737380,00020,313,500
2008Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll293,687,500-2411074++2,696,252390,00024,001,000
2009Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll304,687,500-190677++2,746,792400,00028,688,500
2010Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll3115,687,500-24198++2,812,412400,00044,376,000
2011Los Angeles AngelsTeam Payroll3226,187,500-21100++2,722,607414,00070,563,500
2012Los Angeles AngelsTeam Payroll3324,187,500-21100++2,954,887480,00094,751,000
2013New York YankeesTeam Payroll3424,642,85712.11332100++3,023,990490,000119,393,857
* 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