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Austin KearnsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2013 MLB Years: 2002-2013
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsRF-821, OF-408, LF-164, CF-68, DH-5, 3B-2, 1B-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameAustin Ryan Kearns
Height6-3Weight220BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMay 20,1980 [38.000]PlaceLexington,Kentucky
High SchoolLafayette (Lexington,KY)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds [Team Picks] in the 1st round (7th overall) of the 1998 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,950,000Signing ScoutsRobert KoontzService Time10.156 (2013)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1999-MLB-#76 ... 1999-CIN-#2 ... 2000-CIN-#6 ... 2001-MLB-#24 ... 2001-CIN-#1 ... 2002-MLB-#11 ... 2002-CIN-#1
MLB DebutApril 17,2002 [21.332]
OrganizationsCIN [9] WAS [4] CLE [2] MIA [2] NYA [1] Awards7Awards Voting1-40
TBC Player ID4306Retrosheet IDkeara001MLBAM ID400290
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed50Power69Contact41XBH64RBIs63Runs54Hitting60Durability47Team.466Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1998Billings MustangsPioRkcin-of183010817349011411232210204.315.433.426.8594610134.379.111.324.38817.1616.420.960.75108.0029.41
1999Rockford RedsMidwAcin-of191244267211036513482185012090339.258.346.458.80419554488.328.200.347.34910.2524.592.402.6632.7749.09
2000Dayton DragonsMidwAcin-of20136484110148372271041859093709514.306.415.558.97327066590.324.252.465.41415.2515.761.034.5817.9344.59
2001Gulf Coast RedsGCLRkcin-of21617232004002700300.176.227.294.5215222.231.118.235.2179.0931.823.500.000.0066.67
2001Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin5of2159205305511263675264362204.268.364.429.7938819241.310.161.298.34910.7917.841.652.4934.1734.55
2001Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         65222325813264075285062504.261.352.419.7719321263.304.158.293.33810.6519.011.792.2837.0036.21
2002Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin25of221241101120513109930000.268.434.6831.11728753.222.415.659.46616.9816.981.009.438.2063.64
2002Louisville BatsILAAAcin-of2214332002001000000.750.8001.2502.050525.750.500.750.82120.000.000.000.000.0066.67
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13451314405151010930000.311.466.7331.19933958.290.422.667.49717.2415.520.908.629.0064.29
2002Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28rf22107372661172431356635481603311.315.407.500.90718640435.370.185.339.39412.4118.621.502.9928.6234.19
2003Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-of2335210001002210000.200.500.200.700108.333.000.400.38025.0025.001.000.000.000.00
2003Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28rf-cf23822923977110155852416850017.264.364.455.81913326338.297.191.342.35912.1320.121.664.4419.4733.77
2004Louisville BatsILAAAcin55of24258319287121531191620013.337.471.518.9894310104.400.181.434.43218.2715.380.841.9241.5035.71
2004Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28rf2464217285010293221287110008.230.321.419.7409121246.299.189.323.32411.3828.862.543.6624.1142.00
2005Louisville BatsILAAAcin-of2528111243815172100113010029.342.407.6851.0927623123.419.343.441.4548.9424.392.735.6915.8660.53
2005Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28rf2511238762932611867004810780528.240.333.452.78517545448.281.212.336.33910.7123.882.234.0221.5048.39
2006Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28rf268732553892111650713585503214.274.351.492.84316038368.322.218.345.3609.5123.102.434.3520.3142.70
2006Washington NationalsNLMLBwas28rf2663212335312183623415051224.250.381.429.8109121261.288.179.368.35715.7119.161.223.0726.5039.62
2006Totals for NL-NL         15053786142332248694761351015418.264.363.467.83025159629.308.203.354.35812.0821.461.783.8222.3841.55
2007Washington NationalsNLMLBwas25rf2716158784156351167422711061204513.266.355.411.76624152674.299.145.266.33810.5315.731.492.3736.6933.33
2008Hagerstown SunsSALAwas-2823210001003100000.333.667.3331.000106.500.0001.000.50350.0016.670.330.000.000.00
2008Columbus ClippersILAAAwas-of28514261116003210100.429.526.8571.38312319.417.428.643.54815.7910.530.675.2614.0050.00
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         717471117006310100.412.560.7651.32513325.429.353.706.53824.0012.000.504.0017.0042.86
2008Washington NationalsNLMLBwas25rf28863134068100732223563801011.217.311.316.6279917357.250.099.211.2899.8017.651.801.9644.7125.00
2009Washington NationalsNLMLBwas25rf2980174203462317113251500112.195.336.305.6415311211.258.110.293.30015.1724.171.591.4258.0032.35
2010Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26lf30843014282181842413478502212.272.354.419.77312627342.341.147.269.3429.9422.812.292.3437.6332.93
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya26lf-rf30361021324302700123850004.235.345.324.669335119.355.089.206.31110.0831.933.171.6851.0020.83
2010Totals for AL-AL         12040355106211104941461161002216.263.351.395.74615932461.344.132.253.3349.9825.162.522.1740.3030.19
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26lf-rf31571501830512704184842002.200.302.287.589438174.280.087.180.27410.3427.592.671.1575.0026.67
2012Jupiter HammerheadsFSLA+mia-rf-lf3236110001001010000.167.375.167.542108.167.000.167.28712.500.000.000.000.000.00
2012Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia26lf-rf328714721366041621224460018.245.366.367.7335410175.323.122.279.33112.5725.142.002.2936.7527.78
2013Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia26rf331927350000004800001.185.290.185.4755031.263.000.148.23212.9025.812.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter112536065229141871312149433214758987532019115.253.351.413.76414903214179.304.160.295.00011.3721.491.892.9029.8035.12
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter434150729443912212622665120240345322201143.291.395.512.9077711961801.337.221.400.00013.3319.161.443.4424.3144.65
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter5921248752531044313448401312.354.450.6421.09213638251.419.288.458.00013.5519.121.413.9821.2050.67
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter7425142671321150853754102204.267.380.466.84611726302.298.199.359.00012.2517.881.463.6422.8238.81
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter36110001001010000.167.375.167.542108.167.000.167.00012.500.000.000.000.000.00
A Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter26291318425973740153391314321416012823.284.386.510.8964661201084.326.226.412.00013.1919.741.503.6922.8346.33
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter36125193711011811252910504.296.404.408.8125112156.360.112.312.00016.0318.591.160.64125.0032.43
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter45215932484269277126320720641225011848.267.358.468.8267451701835.317.201.338.00011.2322.452.003.8722.4439.91
Washington Nationals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter390128617731163434159781792703017840.242.346.376.7224841011503.280.134.273.00011.9117.961.512.2637.8232.48
Cleveland Indians Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1414516011223210494552126922214.248.337.375.71216935516.322.127.239.00010.0824.422.421.9445.1031.25
Miami Marlins Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter10617424416041621265260019.236.354.339.6935910206.314.103.259.00012.6225.242.001.9443.5024.39
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter361021324302700123850004.235.345.324.669335119.355.089.206.00010.0831.933.171.6851.0020.83
Average MLB - Per 162 games16251975132272177153681291103317.253.351.413.76421546602.304.160.295.00011.3721.491.892.9029.8035.12
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625631101644642399197901291217416.291.395.512.90728873672.337.221.400.00013.3319.161.443.4424.3144.65

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1998Billings Mustangs PioRkcin18OF29--326414238.9051.31------3096.739.2
1998Billings Mustangs PioRkcin183B2---2--221.0001.00------306.72.7
1999Rockford Reds MidwAcin19OF121--18514134212199.9391.64------12497.687.1
2000Dayton Dragons MidwAcin20OF133--23123125266254.9551.91------13697.897.1
2001Gulf Coast Reds GCLRkcin21OF4--4---441.0001.00------666.76.9
2001Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin21OF55--9222-9694.9791.71------5993.239.6
2002Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin22OF12--152-117171.0001.42------12100.08.6
2002Louisville Bats ILAAAcin22OF1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2002Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22RF95-774203742214210.9812.210.27-----10788.858.6
2002Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22LF13-83171--18181.0001.380.22-----10712.18.0
2002Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22CF6-143---331.0000.500.21-----1075.63.7
2003Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin23OF2--21--331.0001.50------366.71.4
2003Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23RF51403669621-9998.9901.920.27-----8262.231.5
2003Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23CF403732310331-107106.9912.650.33-----8248.824.7
2004Louisville Bats ILAAAcin24OF22--5513-5956.9492.55------2588.015.3
2004Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24RF605950811813-122119.9751.980.23-----6493.837.0
2004Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24CF1-1-------------641.60.6
2005Louisville Bats ILAAAcin25OF26--502--52521.0002.00------2892.918.1
2005Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25RF107103890237833248245.9882.290.28-----11295.566.0
2005Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25CF2-21---111.0000.500.50-----1121.81.2
2006Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26RF8584746207521214212.9912.490.28-----8797.752.5
2006Washington NationalsNLMLBwas26RF5955482139251146141.9662.390.29-----6393.736.4
2006Washington NationalsNLMLBwas26CF542981--991.0001.800.31-----637.93.1
2007Washington NationalsNLMLBwas27RF1581561376374924385383.9952.420.28-----16198.197.5
2007Washington NationalsNLMLBwas27CF61226---661.0001.000.27-----1613.73.7
2008Columbus Clippers ILAAAwas28OF3--6---661.0002.00------560.02.1
2008Washington NationalsNLMLBwas28RF858373418734-194190.9792.240.26-----8698.852.8
2009Washington NationalsNLMLBwas29RF5439363815--86861.0001.590.24-----8067.533.3
2009Washington NationalsNLMLBwas29CF32193---331.0001.000.16-----803.81.9
2010Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30LF696355813414-139135.9711.960.24-----8482.142.6
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya30LF2220144361-137371.0001.680.26-----3661.113.6
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya30RF1889219---19191.0001.060.21-----3650.011.1
2010Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30RF141210526---26261.0001.860.25-----8416.78.6
2010Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30CF543313---13131.0002.600.39-----846.03.1
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya30DH1---------------362.80.6
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31LF362826470---70701.0001.940.27-----5763.222.2
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31RF19161503511-3736.9731.890.24-----5733.311.7
2012Jupiter Hammerheads FSLA+mia32RF1---------------333.30.7
2012Jupiter Hammerheads FSLA+mia32LF1---------------333.30.7
2012Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia32LF221714254-1-5554.9822.450.38-----8725.313.6
2012Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia32RF12119336---36361.0003.000.39-----8713.87.4
2012Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia321B2111141-215151.0007.501.36-----872.31.2
2012Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia32DH2---------------872.31.2
2013Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia33RF33289---991.0003.000.32-----1915.81.9
2013Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia33LF1194---441.0004.000.44-----195.30.6
MLB Totals for RF - 12 season(s)-   RF8206696707176743251118351810.9862.210.27-----8200.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 5 season(s)-   LF1631291200315351323318.9851.950.27-----1630.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 8 season(s)-   CF684844313741-142141.9932.070.32-----680.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH3---------------30.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2111141-215151.0007.501.36-----20.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF52--11233-118115.9752.21------520.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF69--109521116114.9831.65------690.00.0
A+ Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF1---------------10.00.0
A+ Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF1---------------10.00.0
A Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF254--41637259478453.9481.78------2540.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF33--366414642.9131.27------330.00.0
Rk Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B2---2--221.0001.00------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1998Billings Mustangs PioRkcin18-----2---29-
1999Rockford Reds MidwAcin19---------121-
2000Dayton Dragons MidwAcin20---------133-
2001Gulf Coast Reds GCLRkcin21---------4-
2001Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin21---------55-
2002Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin22---------12-
2002Louisville Bats ILAAAcin22---------1-
2002Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22------13695--
2003Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin23---------2-
2003Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23-------4051--
2004Louisville Bats ILAAAcin24---------22-
2004Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24-------160--
2005Louisville Bats ILAAAcin25---------26-
2005Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25-------2107--
2006Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26--------85--
2006Washington NationalsNLMLBwas26-------559--
2007Washington NationalsNLMLBwas27-------6158--
2008Columbus Clippers ILAAAwas28---------3-
2008Washington NationalsNLMLBwas28--------85--
2009Washington NationalsNLMLBwas29-------354--
2010Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30------69514--
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya30------22-18-1
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31------36-19--
2012Jupiter Hammerheads FSLA+mia32------1-1--
2012Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia32--2---22-12-2
2013Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia33------1-3--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2001Grand Canyon RaftersArizona Fall LgMinor2133116274310143110192320206.371.460.5781.0386715139.429.207.37913.6716.551.212.8829.0034.88
2006Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB262463519311101092020102.302.400.429.82927575.419.127.28612.0026.672.221.3363.0026.32
2007Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB272461916400801141200102.262.395.328.72320476.320.066.27918.4215.790.860.000.0025.00
2008Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2821649176026004610001.266.319.453.77229869.268.187.2505.808.701.502.9032.0047.06
2009Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2918435121041000101020002.279.436.5811.01725555.276.302.53518.1818.181.007.2710.7541.67
2010Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB302150141560291091700100.300.400.540.94027860.406.240.44015.0028.331.893.3325.0053.33
2011Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB3115445134019006910001.295.392.455.84720551.353.160.29511.7617.651.501.9644.0038.46
2012Miami MarlinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB32174631720390021120101.370.412.6091.02128551.424.239.2833.9221.575.505.8815.3329.41
2013Miami MarlinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3315374400000071410003.108.267.108.3754045.174.000.18915.5631.112.000.000.000.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs33116274310143110192320206.371.460.5781.0386715139.429.207.37913.6716.551.212.8829.0034.88
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs155408541132611361216199904012.277.380.441.82118040482.333.164.31612.6620.541.622.7031.3835.40

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1998High School All-American - 1st Team (OF)1
2000Baseball America Minor League 2nd All-Star Team (OF) ... Cincinnati Reds Minor League Player of the Year ... Midwest League All-Star Team (OF) ... Midwest League Prospect of the Year4
2002NL Rookie of the Month (May) ... Winter League All-Star (OF)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2013-10-31lfFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency33.164  
2013-05-13lfMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)YRestricted--Placed on restricted list32.358Team Roster on 2013-05-13
2013-05-13lfMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from Bereavement List32.358Team Roster on 2013-05-13
2013-05-05lfMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)YBereavementOff-RosterPlaced on bereavement list32.350Team Roster on 2013-05-05
2013-03-31lfMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors32.315Team Roster on 2013-03-31
2013-01-16RF-LFMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract32.241Team Roster on 2013-01-16
2012-10-29RF-LFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency32.162  
2012-06-08rfMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL32.019Team Roster on 2012-06-08
2012-05-24lfMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained right hamstring32.004Team Roster on 2012-05-24
2012-04-02RF-CFMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from New Orleans (AAA)31.317Team Roster on 2012-04-02
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2012-01-25ContractSigned by Marlins 
2011-08-17Released by Indians 
2010-12-20ContractSigned by Indians 
2010-11-07Free AgentGranted free agency 
2010-07-31TradeTraded by Indians to Yankees 
2010-01-12ContractSigned by Indians 
2009-10-13InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-08-05InjuredDisabled -- Right thumb contusion 
2008-07-03InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-05-22InjuredDisabled -- Broken left forearm 
2007-02-01ContractSigned by Nationals (3-years) to avoid arbitration 
2006-07-13TradeTraded by Reds with Felipe Lopez and Ryan Wagner to Nationals for Gary Majewski, Bill Bray, Royce Clayton, Brendan Harris and Daryl Thompson 
2004-08-24InjuredActivated from DL 
2004-07-11InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2004-06-08InjuredDisabled -- sore right thumb 
2004-05-19InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-11-05InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-10-02InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-08-27InjuredDisabled -- strained left hamstring 
1998-07-30Contractsigned 
* 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
1998Cincinnati Reds-181,950,000-------1,950,000Signing Bonus out of 1998 Draft (1st round - 7th overall)
2002Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll22200,000-75739-2,011,045200,0002,150,000
2003Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll23350,000-54024322,163,527300,0002,500,000
2004Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll24400,000-51116432,070,100300,0002,900,000
2005Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll25930,000-39313572,189,055300,0003,830,000
2006Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll261,850,000-32515602,365,072327,0005,680,000
2006Washington NationalsTeam Payroll261,850,000-32511602,365,072327,0005,680,000
2007Washington NationalsTeam Payroll273,500,000-235570++2,459,737380,0009,180,000
2008Washington NationalsTeam Payroll285,000,000-176580++2,696,252390,00014,180,000
2009Washington NationalsTeam Payroll298,000,000-104387++2,746,792400,00022,180,000
2010Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll30750,000-46811482,812,412400,00022,930,000
2010New York YankeesTeam Payroll30750,000-46821482,812,412400,00022,930,000
2011Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll311,300,000-39811562,722,607414,00024,230,000
2012Miami MarlinsTeam Payroll32600,000-48616472,954,887480,00024,830,000
2013Miami MarlinsTeam Payroll33490,00010.15677522-3,023,990490,00025,320,0002013-01-16 - Signed to minor league contract
* 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