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John Vander WalTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1987-2004 MLB Years: 1991-2004
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PositionsOF-605, RF-335, 1B-204, LF-127, DH-30Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Henry Vander Wal
Height6-2Weight197BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 29,1966 [51.358]PlaceGrand Rapids,Michigan
High SchoolHudsonville (Hudsonville,MI)
CollegeWestern Michigan University (Kalamazoo,MI)

DraftedSelected by the Montreal Expos [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (70th overall) of the 1987 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Houston Astros [Team Picks] in the 8th round (201st overall) of the 1984 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutSeptember 6,1991 [25.130]
OrganizationsMON [7] COL [5] SDN [2] PIT [2] SFN [1] CIN [1] MIL [1] NYA [1] Awards0
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed51Power77Contact36XBH77RBIs64Runs44Hitting59Durability63Team.505Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1987Western Michigan UniversiMACNCAA-1rf-lf2149144284815163563372600000.333.470.5761.0468322181.375.243.521.45320.4414.360.703.3124.0045.83
1987Jamestown ExposNYPLA-mon-of21186924331233153231400100.478.493.8701.363601873.566.392.449.5674.1119.184.674.1123.0054.55
1987West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+mon-of2150189295411222283302501300.286.378.397.7757515223.315.111.296.34713.4511.210.830.9094.5027.78
1987Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         682585387235537115333901400.337.407.523.93013533296.376.186.337.40211.1513.181.181.6951.6037.93
1988West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+mon-of226223150641521033114324033320.277.368.489.85711327272.293.212.381.37911.7614.711.253.6823.1042.19
1988Jacksonville ExposSouAAmon-of2258208225414031434174910110.260.317.370.6877717227.325.110.188.3107.4921.592.881.3269.3331.48
1988Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         120439721182921347148498943430.269.345.433.77819044499.308.164.289.3479.8217.841.822.6133.7737.29
1989Jacksonville ExposSouAAmon-of237121730559262423225110210.253.322.396.7188617242.302.143.240.3259.0921.072.322.4836.1730.91
1990Jacksonville ExposSouAAmon-of2477277458425384063394630220.303.393.502.89513936321.338.199.350.39612.1514.331.182.4934.6342.86
1990Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-of245113516406021401132800000.296.358.385.743528148.362.089.178.3408.7818.922.151.3567.5020.00
1990Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         12841261124313105464527430220.301.382.464.84619144469.345.163.294.37811.0915.781.422.1341.2035.48
1991Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-of25133478841403681571817911821440.293.393.496.88923759564.358.203.383.39314.0120.921.492.6631.8742.14
1991Montreal ExposNLMLBmon23of25216141341180011800102.213.222.361.58322663.279.148.164.2541.5928.5718.001.5961.0046.15
1992Montreal ExposNLMLBmon23of2610521321518242030243600022.239.316.352.6687514237.272.113.239.30610.1315.191.501.6953.2527.45
1993Montreal ExposNLMLBmon231b-of2710621534507453063273010124.233.320.372.6928016244.249.139.279.31011.0712.301.112.0543.0032.00
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol351b289111012273151521163100104.245.339.427.766479127.293.182.336.33812.6024.411.943.9422.0033.33
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol35of-1b2910510115358152111162300152.347.432.5941.0266014118.405.247.406.43013.5619.491.444.2420.2040.00
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol35lf3010415120386253122193810221.252.335.417.7526313173.300.165.291.32810.9821.972.002.8930.2034.21
1997Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-1b3125103294212131911112800011.408.465.6311.0966516114.542.223.330.4729.6524.562.552.6334.3338.10
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol35rf-1b3176927162011111103300002.174.255.228.483213102.259.054.163.2299.8032.353.300.9892.0018.75
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol35rf3289104183010152000162900101.288.380.548.9285716121.352.260.413.39813.2223.971.814.1320.8053.33
1998San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn44rf-dh322025363000006500001.240.387.360.7479331.300.120.360.34719.3516.130.830.000.0050.00
1998Totals for NL-NL         109129213613152000223400102.279.382.512.8946619152.341.233.403.38814.4722.371.553.2925.8052.78
1999San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn29lf-1b33132246266718064121375920315.272.368.419.78710324288.332.147.301.35012.8520.491.592.0841.0035.82
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28rf-1b34134384741152902494112729220357.299.410.563.97321653461.336.264.474.41315.6219.961.285.2116.0046.09
2001Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28rf35973133987223115074428410467.278.361.473.83414836360.342.195.339.35311.6723.332.003.0628.4541.38
2001San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28rf354913919356132012263802033.252.370.374.7445210167.327.122.302.32915.5722.751.461.8046.3328.57
2001Totals for NL-NL         1464525812228414708668122124910.270.364.442.80620046527.338.172.327.34612.9023.151.792.6632.2937.70
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya28rf3684219305717162011235800337.260.327.429.7569424245.323.169.274.3259.3923.672.522.4536.5042.11
2003Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil24rf3711732750842511445124610410035.257.350.468.81815340374.335.211.349.35312.3027.812.263.7423.3647.62
2004Louisville BatsILAAAcin251b3816485930022051000011.188.264.250.51412353.237.062.208.2299.4318.872.000.000.0033.33
2004Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25rf-1b3842512620240042000000.118.182.275.45714455.138.157.235.2017.2736.365.003.6425.5066.67
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter137227513747171701897430382038569882203253.261.351.441.79212142853166.314.180.327.00012.1622.051.813.0628.3639.75
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter56119553345751432152254442225140910516122.294.375.469.8449162162237.346.175.314.00011.2218.281.632.3237.6037.57
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2257641342315792010611310818421462.302.388.479.86736686879.374.177.329.00012.2920.931.702.2838.2037.23
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter20670297193485177811107814650540.275.349.430.77930270790.324.155.268.0009.8718.481.872.1541.2936.27
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter112420791182641255197626534620.281.373.448.82118842495.304.167.343.00012.5313.131.052.4235.0035.59
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter186924331233153231400100.478.493.8701.363601873.566.392.449.0004.1119.184.674.1123.0054.55
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter49144284815163563372600000.333.470.5761.0468322181.375.243.521.00020.4414.360.703.3124.0045.83
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter231697113202513351441861141763071114.290.389.522.91136489821.339.232.413.00013.8921.441.544.2619.9144.06
Colorado Rockies Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter4655587214629521986577154105710.262.349.444.79324855641.322.182.323.00012.0124.022.003.2826.5737.67
Montreal Expos Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter23248959114197105893528410248.233.307.362.66917736544.262.129.247.0009.5615.441.621.8448.9031.58
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11732750842511445124610410035.257.350.468.81815340374.335.211.349.00012.3027.812.263.7423.3647.62
San Diego Padres Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter152271297321064121436420316.269.370.413.78311227319.328.144.306.00013.4820.061.491.8845.1736.99
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter84219305717162011235800337.260.327.429.7569424245.323.169.274.0009.3923.672.522.4536.5042.11
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4913919356132012263802033.252.370.374.7445210167.327.122.302.00015.5722.751.461.8046.3328.57
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter42512620240042000000.118.182.275.45714455.138.157.235.0007.2736.365.003.6425.5066.67
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623254485202115142458210246.261.351.441.79214334374.314.180.327.00012.1622.051.813.0628.3639.75
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625659616641615731367211831531.294.375.469.84426562646.346.175.314.00011.2218.281.632.3237.6037.57

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1987Jamestown Expos NYPLA-mon21OF18--20---20201.0001.11------18100.023.4
1987West Palm Beach Expos FSLA+mon21OF50--103131107104.9722.08------50100.036.2
1988West Palm Beach Expos FSLA+mon22OF61--109311113112.9911.84------6298.445.5
1988Jacksonville Expos SouAAmon22OF55--99---99991.0001.80------5894.838.7
1989Jacksonville Expos SouAAmon23OF59--723127675.9871.27------7183.141.0
1990Jacksonville Expos SouAAmon24OF71--10641-111110.9911.55------7792.249.3
1990Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon24OF29--4842-5452.9631.79------5156.919.9
1991Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon25OF125--197711205204.9951.63------13394.087.4
1991Montreal ExposNLMLBmon25OF17--29---29291.0001.71------2181.010.6
1992Montreal ExposNLMLBmon26OF57--9922-103101.9811.77------10554.335.2
1992Montreal ExposNLMLBmon261B7--234-327271.0003.86------1056.74.3
1993Montreal ExposNLMLBmon271B42--23713317253250.9885.95------10639.625.9
1993Montreal ExposNLMLBmon27OF38--3411-3635.9720.92------10635.823.5
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol281B14--963-1199991.0007.07------9115.412.0
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol28OF7--10---10101.0001.43------917.76.0
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol291B10--423234745.9574.50------1059.56.9
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol29OF10--91--10101.0001.00------1059.56.9
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30LF25--33---33331.0001.32------10424.015.4
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol301B10--382124140.9764.00------1049.66.2
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30RF1--1---111.0001.00------1041.00.6
1997Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol311B18--15310416167163.9769.06------2572.012.9
1997Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol31OF4--5---551.0001.25------2516.02.9
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol31RF8--10-1-1110.9091.25------7610.54.9
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol311B5--26--226261.0005.20------766.63.1
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol31LF2--2---221.0001.00------762.61.2
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol31DH2---------------762.61.2
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol32RF22--182-120201.0000.91------8924.713.6
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol32LF3--2---221.0000.67------893.41.9
1998San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn321B3--142-116161.0005.33------2015.01.9
1998San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32RF3---------------2015.01.9
1998San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32DH3---------------2015.01.9
1998San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32LF2--7---771.0003.50------2010.01.2
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol321B2--81--991.0004.50------892.21.2
1999San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33LF45--692-171711.0001.58------13234.127.8
1999San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn331B28--1568114165164.9945.86------13221.217.3
1999San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33RF3--2---221.0000.67------1322.31.9
1999San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33DH1---------------1320.80.6
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34RF65-50611514-120116.9671.780.23-----13448.540.1
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit341B33-22925110121262261.9967.911.14-----13424.620.4
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34LF13-961911-2120.9521.540.21-----1349.78.0
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34DH3---------------1342.21.9
2001Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35RF56-4398323-8885.9661.520.19-----9757.734.6
2001San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35RF38-283781--79791.0002.080.28-----4977.623.5
2001Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35LF20-13723---23231.0001.150.17-----9720.612.3
2001Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit351B13-911114113116115.9918.851.26-----9713.48.0
2001Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35DH7---------------977.24.3
2001San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35LF3-174---441.0001.330.24-----496.11.9
2001San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn351B1-22---221.0002.001.00-----492.00.6
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya36RF49-34375-2-7775.9741.530.22-----8458.330.4
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya36DH14---------------8416.78.7
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya36LF8-4912---12121.0001.500.24-----849.55.0
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya361B6-4032--332321.0005.330.80-----847.13.7
2003Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil37RF8381663160422166164.9881.980.25-----11770.951.2
2003Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil37LF664416-1-1716.9412.670.36-----1175.13.7
2004Louisville Bats ILAAAcin381B8--521-653531.0006.63------1650.05.6
2004Louisville Bats ILAAAcin38OF4--4---441.0001.00------1625.02.8
2004Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin38RF7743121--13131.0001.860.30-----4216.74.3
2004Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin381B4-78---881.0002.001.14-----429.52.5
MLB Totals for RF - 9 season(s)-   RF33588227755411123577565.9791.690.25-----3350.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 12 season(s)-   1B178-36910445099011031094.9926.152.96-----1780.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF129--18143-188185.9841.43------1290.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 8 season(s)-   LF1276343187321192190.9901.500.55-----1270.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH30---------------300.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF162--2541131268265.9891.64------1620.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B26--20511422220216.9828.31------260.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF185--277722286284.9931.54------1850.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF111--212442220216.9821.95------1110.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF18--20---20201.0001.11------180.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1987Jamestown Expos NYPLA-mon21---------18-
1987West Palm Beach Expos FSLA+mon21---------50-
1988West Palm Beach Expos FSLA+mon22---------61-
1988Jacksonville Expos SouAAmon22---------55-
1989Jacksonville Expos SouAAmon23---------59-
1990Jacksonville Expos SouAAmon24---------71-
1990Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon24---------29-
1991Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon25---------125-
1991Montreal ExposNLMLBmon25---------17-
1992Montreal ExposNLMLBmon26--7------57-
1993Montreal ExposNLMLBmon27--42------38-
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol28--14------7-
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol29--10------10-
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30--10---25-1--
1997Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol31--18------4-
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol31--5---2-8-2
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol32--2---3-22--
1998San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32--3---2-3-3
1999San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33--28---45-3-1
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34--33---13-65-3
2001Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35--13---20-56-7
2001San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn35--1---3-38--
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya36--6---8-49-14
2003Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil37------6-83--
2004Louisville Bats ILAAAcin38--8------4-
2004Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin38--4-----7--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1995Colorado RockiesDiv SeriesMLB2944000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1998San Diego PadresDiv SeriesMLB3233110102000100000.333.3331.0001.333313.500.667.6670.0033.330.000.000.00100.00
1998San Diego PadresChamp. SeriesMLB3237130012000200000.429.429.8571.286617.500.428.4290.0028.570.0014.297.0033.33
1998San Diego PadresWorld SeriesMLB3245021000000200000.400.400.6001.000315.667.200.2000.0040.000.000.000.0050.00
2002New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB3622000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs99110102000400000.111.111.333.444319.200.222.2220.0044.440.000.000.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs37130012000200000.429.429.8571.286617.500.428.4290.0028.570.0014.297.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs45021000000200000.400.400.6001.000315.667.200.2000.0040.000.000.000.0050.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2018West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAMinordet52Coach000.000--0Lance Parrish
* 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

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2004-10-06Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-03-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
2004-03-14Released by Reds. 
2004-01-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
2003-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-01-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Brewers. 
2002-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-12-13TradeTraded by Giants to Yankees for Jay Witasick. 
2001-07-30TradeTraded by Pirates with Jason Schmidt to Giants for Ryan Vogelsong and Armando Rios. 
2000-02-23TradeTraded by Padres with James Sak and Geraldo Padua to Pirates for Al Martin and Cash. 
1998-11-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
1998-10-26Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-08-31TradeTraded by Rockies to Padres for Kevin Burford. 
1994-03-31Purchased by Rockies from Expos. 
* 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
1991Montreal ExposTeam Payroll25100,000-62019-742,231100,000100,000
1992Montreal ExposTeam Payroll26110,500-6722517962,245109,000210,500
1993Montreal ExposTeam Payroll27142,500-6131733968,431109,000353,000
1994Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll28195,000-5171843957,101109,000548,000
1995Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll29300,000-4101955999,520109,000848,000
1996Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll30512,500-3291564957,870109,0001,360,500
1997Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll31500,000-37617591,182,177150,0001,860,500
1998Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll32560,000-40719551,276,192170,0002,420,500
1998San Diego PadresTeam Payroll32560,000-40720551,276,192170,0002,420,500
1999San Diego PadresTeam Payroll331,075,000-33512631,454,491200,0003,495,500
2000Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll34875,000-37710591,394,248200,0004,370,500
2001Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll351,850,000-30810661,897,758200,0006,220,500
2001San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll351,850,000-30813661,897,758200,0006,220,500
2002New York YankeesTeam Payroll361,850,000-31820652,011,045200,0008,070,500
2003Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll37550,000-46412432,163,527300,0008,620,500
2004Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll38300,000-75528-2,070,100300,0008,920,500
* 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