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Matt WalbeckTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1987-2003 MLB Years: 1993-2003
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Rated Prospect

PositionsC-1260, DH-5, 1B-5Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMatthew Lovick Walbeck
Height5-11Weight188BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 2,1969 [48.237]PlaceSacramento,California
High SchoolSacramento Charter (Sacramento,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 8th round (192nd overall) of the 1987 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsTom Davis
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1993-MLB-#8 ... 1994-MLB-#4
MLB DebutApril 7,1993 [23.187]
OrganizationsCHN [7] MIN [3] ANA [3] DET [3] PHI [1] CIN [1] Awards6
TBC Player ID311Retrosheet IDwalbm001MLBAM ID123803
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed30Power35Contact70XBH34RBIs50Runs30Hitting48Durability44Team.488Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1987Wytheville CubsAppRkchn-175116924539312801223900300.314.387.420.8077113194.394.106.231.35811.3420.101.770.52169.0024.53
1988Charleston (Wv) WheelersSALAchn-c1810431228689022475304436110.218.292.266.5588311352.247.048.151.2618.5212.501.470.57156.0016.18
1989Peoria ChiefsMidwAchn-c1994341388619044752204731310.252.297.343.64011723368.280.091.158.2915.4312.772.351.0985.2526.74
1990Peoria ChiefsMidwAchn-c2025662151005105722000.227.301.242.54316175.254.015.106.2616.679.331.400.000.006.67
1991Winston-Salem SpiritsCaroA+chn-c21912602570110341322023231030.269.315.346.6619014295.275.077.158.2946.787.801.151.0286.6720.00
1992Charlotte KnightsSouAAchn-c221053854811622174207335623230.301.358.418.77616130425.336.117.184.3507.7613.181.701.6555.0025.86
1993Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-c2387331319318264312184722240.281.320.402.72213326355.311.121.172.3175.0713.242.611.6955.1727.96
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBchn9c231130262016001600000.200.226.367.59311331.217.167.200.2603.2319.356.003.2330.0050.00
1994Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23c2497338316912053511173721117.204.246.284.5309617359.215.080.130.2374.7410.312.181.3967.6024.64
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin9c2511539340101181144312571112211.257.302.316.61812420422.310.059.127.2795.9216.822.840.24393.0019.80
1996Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-c26933491109014210200.273.350.364.71412240.273.091.182.31910.005.000.500.000.0022.22
1996New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin-c26724150000001100001.208.240.208.4485025.217.000.042.2094.004.001.000.000.000.00
1996Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         16575141109015310201.246.308.298.60617265.250.052.123.2777.694.620.600.000.0014.29
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin9c266321525481002243193401206.223.252.298.5506412227.254.075.126.2453.9614.983.780.88107.5025.00
1997Lakeland TigersFSLA+det-c27410451003014100010.500.643.6001.2436114.556.100.400.53928.577.140.250.000.0020.00
1997Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-c27175961821180041500201.305.338.424.76225465.378.119.186.3326.1523.083.751.5459.0022.22
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         21691023311110181600211.333.392.449.84131579.407.116.217.36610.1320.252.001.2769.0021.74
1997Detroit TigersALMLBdet8c274713718383031033121900204.277.331.365.696506151.299.088.175.3127.9512.581.581.9945.6715.79
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana6c28108338418715264611306825509.257.317.367.68412423380.301.110.198.3057.8917.892.271.5856.3326.44
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana6c29107288266981322232646331112.240.308.306.6148812321.275.066.153.2818.1014.331.770.9396.0017.39
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana6c30471461729506120172211002.199.240.356.5965211155.195.157.199.2594.5214.193.143.8724.3337.93
2001Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi-c3140141184211022102112020112.298.355.418.7735913155.333.120.184.3377.1012.901.821.2970.5030.95
2001Louisville RiverBatsILAAAcin9c316719720457032510232601026.228.309.310.6196110221.250.082.203.27710.4111.761.131.3665.6722.22
2001Totals for IL-IL         107338388718054612344621138.257.328.355.68312023376.285.098.195.3029.0412.231.351.3367.6026.44
2001Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi431110100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.8870.000.000.000.000.000.00
2002Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-c32217541630160041001106.213.250.293.54322481.231.080.133.2414.9412.352.501.2375.0025.00
2002Detroit TigersALMLBdet45c32278542020030031400102.235.258.259.51722289.278.024.059.2323.3715.734.670.000.0010.00
2003Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-c33412250001003200000.417.533.417.9505015.500.000.250.43820.0013.330.670.000.000.00
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet8c3359138112441160132612003.174.197.239.436336144.207.065.080.1932.0818.068.670.69138.0025.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter6822109215492795282081312133343101414456.233.280.315.5956651122280.265.082.146.0005.8315.042.581.2375.3222.76
Minor League Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter726241525564611483030318232023401719271616.267.325.359.6848661522680.297.092.173.0007.5412.691.681.1280.5023.53
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter23681581219413131042463120446715.269.322.374.69630557892.299.105.180.0007.0613.451.901.4662.6926.03
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1124094912122174207345723231.296.351.406.75716630450.329.110.176.0007.5612.671.681.5658.4324.79
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1043033384131353342826331240.277.332.356.68810817349.283.079.168.0008.027.450.930.86101.0020.24
A Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter22371968169290676137559889420.235.295.300.59521635795.263.065.150.0006.9212.331.780.75119.8320.71
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5116924539312801223900300.314.387.420.8077113194.394.106.231.00011.3420.101.770.52169.0024.53
Minnesota Twins Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2759469621840181037351142335324.230.271.300.571284491008.262.070.128.0005.0614.092.780.79118.2522.48
Anaheim Angels Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2627728418528315803563136696123.240.300.342.64226446856.271.102.181.0007.3615.892.161.7551.4724.86
Detroit Tigers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter13336033829141934185912309.228.264.292.55610514384.260.064.111.0004.6915.363.281.0490.0017.07
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1130262016001600000.200.226.367.59311331.217.167.200.0003.2319.356.003.2330.0050.00
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter110100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16250151117191749333281233113.233.280.315.59515827542.265.082.146.0005.8315.042.581.2375.3222.76
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625395714425276845457644644.267.325.359.68419334598.297.092.173.0007.5412.691.681.1280.5023.53

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1988Charleston (Wv) Wheelers SALAchn18C95--54968142631617.9786.49-----1410491.369.3
1989Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn19C93--60572112688677.9847.28-----129498.966.9
1990Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn20C25--1371621155153.9876.12-----325100.018.2
1991Winston-Salem Spirits CaroA+chn21C85--47364125549537.9786.32-----79193.460.7
1992Charlotte Knights SouAAchn22C93--55179108640630.9846.77-----510588.665.0
1992Charlotte Knights SouAAchn221B1--11--221.0002.00------1051.00.7
1993Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn23C79--4966419561560.9987.09-----108790.854.9
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23C11--492--51511.0004.64-8188.9111100.06.8
1994Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24C95--4964543545541.9935.69-654260.759797.984.1
1994Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24DH1---------------971.00.9
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25C113--6043563645639.9915.65-642076.2811598.378.5
1996Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min26C7--466-152521.0007.43------977.85.1
1996New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin26C3--112--13131.0004.33------742.92.1
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26C61--3261922347345.9945.66-321469.656396.837.7
1997Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det27C3--14-1-1514.9334.67------475.02.2
1997Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet27C10--5593-6764.9556.40-----21758.87.1
1997Detroit TigersALMLBdet27C44--2401532258255.9885.80-271269.234793.627.2
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana28C104--6824673735728.9907.00-964170.1810896.364.2
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana28DH2---------------1081.91.2
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana29C97--4074659458453.9894.67-593066.3610790.759.9
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana29DH1---------------1070.90.6
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana30C44-343200162-218216.9914.910.63311666.0-4793.627.2
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana301B2-41--1111.0000.500.25-----474.31.2
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana30DH1---------------472.10.6
2001Louisville RiverBats ILAAAcin31C56--30034-53343341.0005.96-----86783.638.9
2001Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi31C39--28819-33073071.0007.87-----54097.527.3
2001Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi311B1--101-111111.00011.00------402.50.7
2002Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet32C20--134622142140.9867.00-----12195.213.9
2002Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet321B1--8111109.9009.00------214.80.7
2002Detroit TigersALMLBdet32C27-219127812136135.9935.000.626275.0227100.016.8
2003Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet33C1--71--881.0008.00-----1425.00.7
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet33C55383381721641192188.9793.420.56321076.245993.234.0
MLB Totals for C - 10 season(s)-   C651389003303248342535853551.9915.453.9542018869.1426510.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH5---------------50.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2-41--1111.0000.500.25-----20.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 5 season(s)-   C205--128013361914191413.9966.89-----272050.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B2--182122120.95210.00------20.00.0
AA Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C96--56281108653643.9856.70-----5960.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--11--221.0002.00------10.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 3 season(s)-   C95--53370136616603.9796.35-----7950.00.0
A Totals for C - 3 season(s)-   C213--129115627514741447.9826.79-----292130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1988Charleston (Wv) Wheelers SALAchn18-95---------
1989Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn19-93---------
1990Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn20-25---------
1991Winston-Salem Spirits CaroA+chn21-85---------
1992Charlotte Knights SouAAchn22-931--------
1993Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn23-79---------
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23-11---------
1994Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24-95--------1
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25-113---------
1996Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min26-7---------
1996New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin26-3---------
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26-61---------
1997Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det27-3---------
1997Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet27-10---------
1997Detroit TigersALMLBdet27-44---------
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBana28-104--------2
1999Anaheim AngelsALMLBana29-97--------1
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana30-442-------1
2001Louisville RiverBats ILAAAcin31-56---------
2001Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi31-391--------
2002Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet32-201--------
2002Detroit TigersALMLBdet32-27---------
2003Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet33-1---------
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet33-55---------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2004West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAMinordet34Manager1396970.4967.55 League Champions
2005West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAMinordet35Manager1407367.52111.02 Lost in Semi-Finals
2006West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAMinordet36Manager1378948.650--1 League Champions
2007Erie SeaWolvesEastAAMinordet37Manager1408159.579--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
2008Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex38Third Base Coach1627983.48821.02Ron Washington
2009Altoona CurveEastAAMinorpit39Manager1426280.43727.06 
2010Altoona CurveEastAAMinorpit40Manager1428260.577--1 League Champions
2011Rome BravesSALAMinoratl41Manager1406080.42919.55 
* 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 [6]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1993American Association All-Star (C)1
2006Lo A Manager of the Year ... Midwest League Manager of the Year2
2007Eastern League Manager of the Year ... Minor League Manager of the Year2
2010Eastern League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2002-12-18ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
2002-10-30Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-03-24TradeTraded by Padres with Damian Jackson to Tigers for Rich Gomez and Javier Cardona. 
2002-01-02ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
2001-10-08Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-07-11Purchased by Phillies from Reds. 
2001-02-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
2000-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1997-11-20TradeTraded by Tigers with Phil Nevin to Angels for Nick Skuse. 
1996-12-11TradeTraded by Twins to Tigers for Brent Stentz. 
1993-11-24TradeTraded by Cubs with Dave Stevens to Twins for Willie Banks. 
* 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
1993Chicago CubsTeam Payroll23109,000-75733-968,431109,000109,000
1994Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll24115,000-7132421957,101109,000224,000
1995Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll25166,000-5581539999,520109,000390,000
1996Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll26225,000-4791047957,870109,000615,000
1997Detroit TigersTeam Payroll27550,000-3639601,182,177150,0001,165,000
1998Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll28700,000-37219591,276,192170,0001,865,000
1999Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll29825,000-37215591,454,491200,0002,690,000
2000Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll30925,000-37214591,394,248200,0003,615,000
2001Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll31200,000-77130-1,897,758200,0003,815,000
2002Detroit TigersTeam Payroll32200,000-75731-2,011,045200,0004,015,000
2003Detroit TigersTeam Payroll33400,000-52110362,163,527300,0004,415,000
* 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