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Rick ElderTrack this Player High Level: A+ Stat Years: 1998-2006
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

Positions1B-221, OF-78Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMinors Leaguers
Proper NameRichard Joseph Elder
Height6-6Weight250BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateFebruary 24,1980 [38.149]PlaceAtlanta,Georgia
High SchoolSprayberry (Marietta,GA)

DraftedSelected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 1st round (26th overall) of the 1998 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$950,000Signing ScoutsLamar North
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1999-BAL-#9
OrganizationsBAL [4] CLE [1] Awards2
TBC Player ID43209
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed38Power87Contact14XBH90RBIs75Runs50Hitting43Durability51Team.468Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1998Gulf Coast OriolesGCLRkbal-of182910619365432632122000300.340.397.547.9445812121.384.207.330.4039.9216.531.672.4835.3333.33
1999Bluefield OriolesAppRkbal-1b1946158355284104020305730312.329.438.6201.0589822194.447.291.494.44615.4629.381.905.1515.8042.31
1999Gulf Coast OriolesGCLRkbal-of19310262024002100000.600.6671.4002.06714412.571.8001.000.80516.678.330.5016.675.0066.67
1999Totals for Rk-Rk         491683758104124420325830312.345.451.6671.11811226206.455.322.524.46715.5328.161.815.8314.0044.83
1999Delmarva ShorebirdsSALAbal-1b19113673002400101501010.083.283.250.5339247.053.167.444.25221.2831.911.504.2618.0066.67
1999Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         602044461104144820427331322.299.421.5931.01412128253.392.294.510.42816.6028.851.745.5314.5745.90
2000Delmarva ShorebirdsSALAbal-1b2014484410160291800100.083.224.167.3918258.100.084.229.19815.5231.032.001.7248.0050.00
2001Delmarva ShorebirdsSALAbal411b-of21112382669620516647163130202104.251.359.455.81417441449.336.204.385.34614.0328.952.063.5623.8842.71
2003Kinston IndiansCaroA+cle491b234213615307062101205510302.221.319.404.7235513160.308.183.324.31712.5034.382.753.7522.6743.33
2004New Jersey JackalsNeastInd-141b24216161240160082200000.197.290.311.60119569.289.114.246.27311.5931.882.751.4561.0041.67
2004Elmira PioneersNeastInd--1b24258115235051110103210011.284.370.531.901431092.409.247.383.38210.8734.783.205.4316.2043.48
1999Totals for Neast-Neast         4614221359061710185410011.246.335.437.7726215161.354.191.324.33811.1833.543.003.7323.6742.86
2005Fullerton FlyersGoldInd--1b25702564067173104965288640335.262.340.469.80912030291.350.207.320.3469.6229.553.073.4425.6044.78
2006Fullerton FlyersGoldInd--26247512153231210183100201.200.347.413.76031895.279.213.467.33418.9532.631.723.1625.0053.33
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter2578761482274313401651261462966112128.259.364.475.839416961041.339.216.389.00014.0228.432.033.8421.9042.29
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4213615307062101205510302.221.319.404.7235513160.308.183.324.00012.5034.382.753.7522.6743.33
A Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1374667710321519747382163213114.221.338.410.74819145554.293.189.373.00014.8029.421.993.4324.5343.69
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter782745694158157052447830612.343.431.6201.05117038327.422.277.449.00013.4623.851.774.5918.2740.43
Ind Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter140473731172951978856417150547.247.340.450.79021353547.340.203.345.00011.7031.262.673.4724.8945.30
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625529314327825104849218741885.259.364.475.83926261656.339.216.389.00014.0228.432.033.8421.9042.29

Fielding Statistics

TopStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1998Gulf Coast Orioles GCLRkbal18OF15--26-2-2826.9291.73------2951.725.0
1998Gulf Coast Orioles GCLRkbal181B3--27--427271.0009.00------2910.35.0
1999Bluefield Orioles AppRkbal191B23--1827710196189.9648.22------4650.033.8
1999Gulf Coast Orioles GCLRkbal19OF1---------------333.31.7
1999Bluefield Orioles AppRkbal19OF1---------------462.21.5
1999Delmarva Shorebirds SALAbal191B11--9065610196.9508.73------11100.08.0
2000Delmarva Shorebirds SALAbal201B10--9622410098.9809.80------1471.47.4
2001Delmarva Shorebirds SALAbal211B49--401191324433420.9708.57------11243.835.0
2001Delmarva Shorebirds SALAbal21OF43--6922-7371.9731.65------11238.430.7
2003Kinston Indians CaroA+cle231B28--21818317239236.9878.43------4266.720.1
2004Elmira Pioneers NeastIndy-241B25--21223222237235.9929.40------25100.027.2
2004New Jersey Jackals NeastIndy-241B19--14217111160159.9948.37------2190.520.4
2005Fullerton Flyers GoldIndy-251B53--404391132454443.9768.36------7075.758.9
2005Fullerton Flyers GoldIndy-25OF18--23-2-2523.9201.28------7025.720.0
Ind Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B97--758791465851837.9848.63------970.00.0
Ind Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF18--23-2-2523.9201.28------180.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B28--21818317239236.9878.43------280.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B70--587272034634614.9688.77------700.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF43--6922-7371.9731.65------430.00.0
Rk Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B26--2097714223216.9698.31------260.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF17--26-2-2826.9291.53------170.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1998Gulf Coast Orioles GCLRkbal18--3------15-
1999Bluefield Orioles AppRkbal19--23------1-
1999Gulf Coast Orioles GCLRkbal19---------1-
1999Delmarva Shorebirds SALAbal19--11--------
2000Delmarva Shorebirds SALAbal20--10--------
2001Delmarva Shorebirds SALAbal21--49------43-
2003Kinston Indians CaroA+cle23--28--------
2004Elmira Pioneers NeastInd-24--25--------
2004New Jersey Jackals NeastInd-24--19--------
2005Fullerton Flyers GoldInd-25--53------18-

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1998High School All-American - 1st Team (OF)1
1999Appalachian League All-Star (DH)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2004-03-25Released by Indians 
2002-12-16Selected by Indians from Orioles in Rule 5 minor league draft 
2002-10-07On disabled list 
1998-07-10Contractsigned 
* 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.