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Vernon WellsHigh 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 [39.075]PlaceShreveport,Louisiana
High SchoolBowie (Arlington,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Toronto Blue Jays 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 JaysALMLBtor22RF3-215---551.0001.670.24-----3010.01.9
2001Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22CF27-2015622-6058.9672.150.29-----3090.016.7
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 JaysALMLBtor26DH2---------------1561.31.2
2005Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26CF155153135835112-43633631.0002.340.27-----15699.495.7
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 JaysALMLBtor29DH8---------------1087.44.9
2008Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29CF10099889217531225222.9872.220.25-----10892.661.7
2009Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor30DH1---------------1580.60.6
2009Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor30CF1551531356352611359358.9972.310.26-----15898.195.7
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 AngelsALMLBana32CF12117924---24241.0002.000.30-----1319.27.4
2011Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana32LF11110393024143-248245.9882.210.26-----13184.768.5
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 AngelsALMLBana33RF2-4-------------772.61.2
2012Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana33LF6959539128-1-129128.9921.860.24-----7789.642.6
2012Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana33DH1---------------771.30.6
2012Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana33CF66469---991.0001.500.20-----777.83.7
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya341B1186---661.0006.000.75-----1300.80.6
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya34RF2319157402--42421.0001.830.27-----13017.714.2
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya34DH22---------------13016.913.6
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya343B1-1-1--111.0001.001.00-----1300.80.6
2013New York YankeesALMLBnya34LF73686231376-11431431.0001.960.23-----13056.245.1
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 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---------------10.00.0
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
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
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs37139313614162360152500000.259.331.504.8357021154.278.245.3969.7416.231.673.9023.1758.33
World Baseball Classic Totals - 1 yrs512231001004100000.250.438.333.7714116.273.083.41725.006.250.250.000.0033.33
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
1999Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Player of the Year ... Florida State League Most Valuable Player ... Florida State League All-Star Team (OF) ... Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (OF)4
2003Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (OF) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Player of the Week (June 16-June 22)3
2004American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
2005American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
2006American League Player of the Week (July 17-July 23) ... American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)2
2010Branch Rickey Award1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2014-01-16rf-dhFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Yankees  
2014-01-11rf-dhNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for AssignmentTeam Roster on 2014-01-11
2013-03-26rf-dhNew York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Angels to Yankees for Exircado Cayones and Kramer SneedTeam Roster on 2013-03-26
2012-07-27lfLos Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2012-07-27
2012-07-20LFLos Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to Salt Lake (AAA) for rehabTeam Roster on 2012-07-20
2012-06-12LFLos Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DLTeam Roster on 2012-06-12
2012-05-21lfLos Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Torn ligament in right thumbTeam Roster on 2012-05-21
2012-05-03CFLos Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)YActive--Team Roster on 2012-05-03
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster 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++3,021,531490,000119,393,857
* 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