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Damon BufordHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1988-2003 MLB Years: 1993-2001
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Rated Prospect

PositionsOF-697, CF-464, RF-52, DH-41, LF-21, 3B-1, 2B-1Position when Drafted2B-OFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDamon Jackson Buford
Height5-10Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJune 12,1970 [47.255]PlaceBaltimore,Maryland
High SchoolBirmingham (Van Nuys,CA)
CollegeUSC (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 10th round (283rd overall) of the 1990 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsJim Howard
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1992-MLB-#10
MLB DebutMay 4,1993 [22.326]
OrganizationsBAL [7] BOS [3] CHN [2] TEX [2] CHA [1] CIN [1] MON [1] NYN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID4181Retrosheet IDbufod001MLBAM ID111673
RelationshipsSon of Don Buford
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed80Power58Contact50XBH58RBIs42Runs76Hitting53Durability48Team.498Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1988USCPac10NCAA-1-cf18582275773123529168243800000.322.386.467.85310620251.370.145.286.3839.5615.141.581.9945.4027.40
1990Wausau TimbersMidwAbal-of2041160314872114154213241210.300.390.388.7786210188.364.088.288.35511.1717.021.520.53160.0020.83
1991Frederick KeysCaroA+bal32of211335057113825685450145192107210.273.350.394.74419939575.319.121.293.3398.8716.001.801.3963.1328.26
1992Hagerstown SunsEastAAbal-of2210137353891731304112426217300.239.315.308.62311521426.281.069.260.2919.8614.551.480.23373.0023.60
1992Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-of22451552944102112234142312105.284.345.394.7396113173.326.110.323.3368.0913.291.640.58155.0029.55
1992Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         146528821332752426416568529405.252.324.333.65717634599.294.081.278.3049.3514.191.520.33264.0025.56
1993Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-of23271162433611410271601000.284.325.379.704448124.323.095.224.3175.6512.902.290.81116.0024.24
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal18of-dh235379181850292291911001.228.315.367.68229790.276.139.253.31010.0021.112.112.2239.5038.89
1994Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-of24111452891222141666316358173423.270.329.440.76919941501.295.170.303.3356.9916.172.313.1928.2533.61
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22of-dh2442210000000100000.500.500.5001.0001021.000.000.000.4490.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1995Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-of25461884058123418174172611102.309.367.468.8358819208.340.159.319.3688.1712.501.531.9247.0032.76
1995Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22of252432620002316703100.063.205.063.2682042.077.000.250.15714.2916.671.170.000.000.00
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn2of254413624325041277192850203.235.346.360.706499162.264.125.265.32411.7317.281.472.4734.0028.13
1995Totals for MLB-MLB         68168303450414108253553303.202.318.304.622519204.227.102.262.29212.2517.161.401.9642.0026.47
1996Texas RangersALMLBtex2rf-cf269014530419062085153401103.283.348.469.8176815162.330.186.310.3569.2620.992.273.7024.1736.59
1997Texas RangersALMLBtex2cf271223664982180839187308333208.224.287.339.62612426404.267.115.227.2817.4320.542.771.9845.7531.71
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2cf28862163761144104255224310215.282.349.523.87211328241.309.241.343.3729.1317.841.954.1521.6045.90
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2cf2991297397215263892217421305.242.294.367.66110923324.300.125.219.2936.4822.843.521.8549.5031.94
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn9cf30150495641241831548464711884239.251.324.390.71419336556.299.139.230.3168.4521.222.512.7033.0029.03
2001Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal25of3139149203810041231222630202.255.358.403.7616014176.281.148.309.33712.5014.771.182.2737.2536.84
2001Louisville RiverBatsILAAAcin9of31135414205131401101700102.370.462.6671.12936965.486.297.463.46915.3826.151.704.6218.0045.00
1995Totals for IL-IL         52203345815172632324330304.286.386.473.8599623241.327.187.350.37913.2817.841.342.9029.0039.66
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn9cf313585111520380042300003.176.213.306.51926589.203.130.176.2264.4925.845.753.3728.3333.33
2002Winston-Salem WarthogsCaroA+cha-of32728282002114400001.286.375.357.73210232.333.071.214.33412.5012.501.000.000.0025.00
2002Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha11of324113820348021061122223104.246.314.348.6624810156.278.102.225.2977.6914.101.831.2869.0029.41
2002Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-of321031551012104500002.161.257.290.5479235.160.129.290.25111.4314.291.252.8631.0040.00
2001Totals for IL-IL         5116925399031271162723106.231.303.337.6405712191.257.106.237.2868.3814.141.691.5756.3330.77
2002Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         58197274711031482203123107.239.314.340.6546714223.268.101.234.2958.9713.901.551.3565.6729.79
2003Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAmon27of331520331001125601100.150.308.200.5084127.200.050.250.25218.5222.221.200.000.0033.33
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter6991853280448869542185635173430201313437.242.311.385.6967141492072.285.143.248.0008.3520.752.492.6134.3133.26
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter6292369401640125224223919952244412292618421.270.343.395.7389351892686.309.125.290.0009.0815.341.691.5656.4029.53
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter34713032443577411321399221126222141111220.274.342.421.7635491171465.307.147.299.0008.6015.151.762.1840.7232.77
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10137353891731304112426217300.239.315.308.62311521426.281.069.260.0009.8614.551.480.23373.0023.60
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1405337314627685651155596107211.274.352.392.74420941607.320.118.289.0009.0615.821.751.3266.6328.08
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter41160314872114154213241210.300.390.388.7786210188.364.088.288.00011.1717.021.520.53160.0020.83
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter582275773123529398243800000.322.386.467.85310620251.370.145.388.0009.5615.141.581.9945.4027.40
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1855807513920318564651141842312.240.309.378.68721941645.286.138.222.0007.9121.862.762.7932.2229.50
Boston Red Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter17751376133296168014743117315110.259.317.433.75022251565.304.174.271.0007.6120.712.722.8332.0638.35
Texas Rangers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter212511791232701459261245117343011.241.304.376.68019241566.285.135.250.0007.9520.672.602.4736.5033.33
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4413624325041277192850203.235.346.360.706499162.264.125.265.00011.7317.281.472.4734.0028.13
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter8111326215021153152714101.186.285.283.568327134.224.097.248.00011.1920.151.801.4956.5033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games1624296510420213511384010053319.242.311.385.69616535480.285.143.248.0008.3520.752.492.6134.3133.26
Average Minor - Per 162 games162610103165326116251136310677515.270.343.395.73824149692.309.125.290.0009.0815.341.691.5656.4029.53

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1990Wausau Timbers MidwAbal20OF39--8922-9391.9782.33------4195.128.7
1991Frederick Keys CaroA+bal21OF127--293752305300.9842.36------13395.590.7
1992Hagerstown Suns EastAAbal22OF101--2641323279277.9932.74------101100.072.7
1992Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal22OF45--100131104101.9712.24------45100.031.3
1993Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal23OF27--733317976.9622.81------27100.019.1
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23OF30--612116463.9842.10------5356.618.5
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23DH17---------------5332.110.5
1994Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal24OF109--339442347343.9883.15------11198.267.7
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24OF1---------------425.00.9
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24DH1---------------425.00.9
1995Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal25OF46--11522-119117.9832.54------46100.032.4
1995Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25OF24--40---40401.0001.67------24100.016.7
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn25OF39--6722-7169.9721.77------4488.627.1
1996Texas RangersALMLBtex26CF25--472--49491.0001.96------9027.815.4
1996Texas RangersALMLBtex26LF14--18---18181.0001.29------9015.68.6
1996Texas RangersALMLBtex26RF44--281--29291.0000.66------9048.927.2
1997Texas RangersALMLBtex27DH3---------------1222.51.9
1997Texas RangersALMLBtex27CF117--282735292289.9902.47------12295.972.2
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos283B1---------------861.20.6
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos282B1---------------861.20.6
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28CF67--1334-11371371.0002.04------8677.941.4
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28DH15---------------8617.49.3
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29LF5--82--10101.0002.00------915.53.1
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29DH5---------------915.53.1
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29CF82--181432188185.9842.26------9190.150.6
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30LF2-31---111.0000.500.33-----1501.31.2
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30RF7-5824-112524.9603.430.41-----1504.74.3
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30CF140-112831144-319315.9872.250.28-----15093.386.4
2001Louisville RiverBats ILAAAcin31OF13--2211-2423.9581.77------13100.09.0
2001Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal31OF32--86---86861.0002.69------3982.122.2
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31CF33-20752---52521.0001.580.25-----3594.320.4
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31RF1-11---111.0001.001.00-----352.90.6
2002Winston-Salem Warthogs CaroA+cha32OF7--162--18181.0002.57------7100.05.0
2002Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha32OF38--6632-7169.9721.82------4192.726.6
2002Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos32OF10--281113029.9672.90------10100.06.9
2003Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmon33OF9--8-1-98.8890.89------1560.06.3
MLB Totals for CF - 6 season(s)-   CF464-133510062110810371027.9902.210.77-----4640.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF94--168431175172.9831.83------940.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF52-59531115554.9821.040.92-----520.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 5 season(s)-   DH41---------------410.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF21-3272--29291.0001.389.67-----210.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1---------------10.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 7 season(s)-   OF329--83715175869852.9802.59------3290.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF101--2641323279277.9932.74------1010.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF134--309952323318.9852.37------1340.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF39--8922-9391.9782.33------390.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1990Wausau Timbers MidwAbal20---------39-
1991Frederick Keys CaroA+bal21---------127-
1992Hagerstown Suns EastAAbal22---------101-
1992Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal22---------45-
1993Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal23---------27-
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23---------3017
1994Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal24---------109-
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24---------11
1995Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal25---------46-
1995Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25---------24-
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn25---------39-
1996Texas RangersALMLBtex26------142544--
1997Texas RangersALMLBtex27-------117--3
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28---1-1-67--15
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29------582--5
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30------21407--
2001Louisville RiverBats ILAAAcin31---------13-
2001Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal31---------32-
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31-------331--
2002Winston-Salem Warthogs CaroA+cha32---------7-
2002Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha32---------38-
2002Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos32---------10-
2003Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmon33---------9-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1998Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB2831200000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1999Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB2913000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1999Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB2945120000100200000.400.400.400.800205.667.000.2000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs44200000000100000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs45120000100200000.400.400.400.800205.667.000.2000.0040.000.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2001-10-15Released by Reds. 
2001-08-18ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
2001-08-09Released by Orioles. 
2001-06-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
2001-05-16Released by Cubs. 
1999-12-12TradeTraded by Red Sox to Cubs for Manny Alexander. 
1997-11-06TradeTraded by Rangers with Jim Leyritz to Red Sox for Aaron Sele, Bill Haselman and Mark Brandenburg. 
1996-01-25TradeTraded by Mets to Rangers for Terrell Lowery. 
1995-07-28TradeTraded by Orioles with Alex Ochoa to Mets for Jimmy Williams and Bobby Bonilla. 
* 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
1993Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll23109,000-75730-968,431109,000109,000
1994Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll24130,000-6562627957,101109,000239,000
1995Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll25140,000-6152632999,520109,000379,000
1995New York MetsTeam Payroll25140,000-6152032999,520109,000379,000
1996Texas RangersTeam Payroll26165,000-5742837957,870109,000544,000
1997Texas RangersTeam Payroll27225,000-52925421,182,177150,000769,000
1998Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll28460,000-43820521,276,192170,0001,229,000
1999Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll291,100,000-33020641,454,491200,0002,329,000
2000Chicago CubsTeam Payroll301,100,000-34215621,394,248200,0003,429,000
2001Chicago CubsTeam Payroll311,100,000-38922571,897,758200,0004,529,000
* 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