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Ed SpragueTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1986-2002 MLB Years: 1991-2001
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

Positions3B-1361, 1B-197, C-90, DH-34, LF-32, 2B-12, OF-4, RF-2Position when Drafted3B-CPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameEdward Nelson Sprague Jr.
Height6-2Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 25,1967 [50.361]PlaceCastro Valley,California
High SchoolSt. Mary's (Stockton,CA)
CollegeStanford University (Stanford,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Toronto Blue Jays [Team Picks] in the 1st round (25th overall) of the 1988 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 26th round (673rd overall) of the 1985 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsPat Gillick
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1990-TOR-#7 ... 1991-TOR-#5
MLB DebutMay 8,1991 [23.288]
OrganizationsTOR [10] BOS [1] OAK [1] PIT [1] SDN [1] SEA [1] TEX [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID457Retrosheet IDsprae001MLBAM ID122612
RelationshipsSon of Ed Sprague
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed36Power74Contact40XBH72RBIs75Runs51Hitting54Durability63Team.526Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1986Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-13b18481532248923282372330100.314.354.458.8127014164.352.144.183.3594.2714.023.291.8351.0029.17
1987Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-13b197291609618316691132742120200.330.407.577.98416837332.340.247.368.4228.1312.651.564.8218.1938.54
1988Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-13b20682576287160228152424070400.339.439.6581.09716938310.327.319.494.47513.5512.900.957.1011.6843.68
1989Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-3b215219221429272311164070220.219.300.396.6967618217.238.177.260.3127.3718.432.503.2327.4342.86
1989Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-3b2186288236014153300187351320.208.264.316.5809120315.258.108.170.2635.7123.174.061.5957.6033.33
1989Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1384804410223312561134113121540.213.279.348.62716738532.250.135.206.2836.3921.243.322.2640.0037.25
1990Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor333b221425196012423520754231100103410.239.293.418.71121748567.258.179.243.3175.4717.643.233.5325.9538.71
1991Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-c23238824328052520102120200.364.431.6251.0565513102.422.261.398.4599.8020.592.104.9017.6040.63
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor333b-1b236116017447042003194330122.275.361.394.7556311183.351.119.219.34110.3823.502.262.1940.0025.00
1992Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-c2410036949102182165001447340230.276.358.466.82417236419.305.190.306.37010.5017.421.663.8223.0635.29
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor33c2422476112017003700000.234.280.340.62016350.256.106.170.2846.0014.002.332.0047.0027.27
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor333b251505465014231112731032851026123.260.310.386.69621144596.286.126.187.3115.3714.262.662.0145.5030.99
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor333b26109405389719111441023951124111.240.296.373.66915131445.284.133.193.2955.1721.354.132.4736.8231.96
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor333b271445217712727218740058961517319.244.333.407.74021247602.263.163.274.3289.6315.951.662.9928.9437.01
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor333b2815959188146352361010060146120737.247.325.496.82129373670.264.249.350.3518.9621.792.435.3716.4250.00
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor333b291385046311529414480151102601010.228.306.385.69119447562.260.157.256.3089.0718.152.002.4936.0040.87
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor333b30105382499120017510224731102115.238.301.424.72516237419.252.186.243.3175.7317.423.044.0622.4740.66
1998Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak83b30278781350371021720011.149.187.310.49727891.149.161.195.2112.2018.688.503.3029.0061.54
1998Totals for AL-AL         1324695710425020581226901302216.222.280.403.68318945510.233.181.235.2985.1017.653.463.9223.4543.27
1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit53b311374907113127222813650931716612.267.352.465.81722851564.286.198.294.3538.8716.491.863.9022.2738.93
2000Rancho Cucamonga QuakesCalifA+sdn-2b3227120012001000000.286.375.7141.089518.167.428.571.44612.500.000.0012.507.0050.00
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos443b32331111124402900121800002.216.293.306.599346123.242.090.198.2749.7614.631.501.6355.5025.00
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn41b-1b32731571941120102700134030221.261.326.529.8558322175.284.268.350.3577.4322.863.085.7115.7053.66
2000Totals for MLB-MLB         1062683065160123600255830223.243.312.437.74911728298.265.194.287.3228.3919.462.324.0322.3343.08
2001Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea52of33519662024001520100.316.391.7371.12814423.308.421.474.4524.3521.745.008.709.5066.67
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea101b-dh3345949287021600111810113.298.374.436.810419107.347.138.255.35210.2816.821.641.8747.0032.14
2002Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAtex53b-1b341064005110726110650140921207117.268.346.413.75916537459.318.145.243.3348.7120.042.302.1840.0034.58
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter120340955061010225121525586123588339163721106.247.318.419.73717153894587.273.172.258.0007.8018.162.333.3126.9438.51
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter516188223547510011662777516140442421917.252.322.422.7447951772110.285.170.257.0007.6319.152.513.1328.5237.26
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter4621683213431919582526414436435419717.256.324.424.7487141581885.291.168.255.0007.6419.312.533.0829.0236.66
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter5419922449282511174070220.221.302.407.7098119225.235.186.271.0007.5617.782.353.5624.8843.18
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1237011442314354117818876105220700.330.408.581.98940789806.338.251.374.0009.4313.031.385.0917.1038.53
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter88831563887731701011341826270647685281187.245.315.413.72813022933527.272.168.252.0007.6618.342.403.2027.9337.90
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1374907113127222813650931716612.267.352.465.81722851564.286.198.294.0008.8716.491.863.9022.2738.93
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter731571941120102700134030221.261.326.529.8558322175.284.268.350.0007.4322.863.085.7115.7053.66
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter331111124402900121800002.216.293.306.599346123.242.090.198.0009.7614.631.501.6355.5025.00
Seattle Mariners Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter45949287021600111810113.298.374.436.810419107.347.138.255.00010.2816.821.641.8747.0032.14
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter278781350371021720011.149.187.310.49727891.149.161.195.0002.2018.688.503.3029.0061.54
Average MLB - Per 162 games16255168136302207512481121215314.247.318.419.73723152618.273.172.258.0007.8018.162.333.3126.9438.51
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625917414931321872251127131735.252.322.422.74425056662.285.170.257.0007.6319.152.513.1328.5237.26

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1989Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor213B52--3386144133119.8952.29------52100.037.1
1989Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor213B86--511492511225200.8892.33------86100.059.3
1990Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor223B132--932403125364333.9152.52------14293.091.0
1990Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor221B9--622356764.9557.11------1426.36.2
1990Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor22C6--164112120.9523.33------1424.24.1
1991Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor23C16--105961120114.9507.13-----92369.611.1
1991Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor233B3--68--14141.0004.67------2313.02.1
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor233B35--19611229280.8702.29------6157.421.6
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor231B22--14311-121541541.0007.00------6136.113.6
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23DH2---------------613.31.2
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23C2--5-2-75.7142.50------613.31.2
1992Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor24C50--3312995369360.9767.20------10050.035.0
1992Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor241B11--101419106105.9919.55------10011.07.7
1992Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor243B8--611231917.8952.13------1008.05.6
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24C15--6431-6867.9854.47-7187.512268.29.3
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor241B4--182-120201.0005.00------2218.22.5
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24DH2---------------229.11.2
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor243B1---------------224.50.6
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor253B150--1272321721376359.9552.39------150100.092.6
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor263B107--981471419259245.9462.29------10998.293.0
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor261B3--19--219191.0006.33------1092.82.6
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor273B139--1332341620383367.9582.64------14496.596.5
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor271B7--34-133534.9714.86------1444.94.9
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27DH2---------------1441.41.4
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor283B148--1082181529341326.9562.20------15993.191.4
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28DH10---------------1596.36.2
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor293B129--1062021819326308.9452.39------13893.579.6
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29DH8---------------1385.84.9
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor303B105--87157208264244.9242.32------105100.064.8
1998Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak303B23--2337626660.9092.61------2785.214.2
1998Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak301B1--1---111.0001.00------273.70.6
1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit313B134--792542922362333.9202.49------13797.883.2
2000Rancho Cucamonga Quakes CalifA+sdn322B2---6--661.0003.00------2100.01.4
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos323B31-2431950217169.9722.230.28-----3393.919.1
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn321B25-1801819714197190.9647.601.06-----7334.215.4
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn321B25-1801819714197190.9647.601.06-----7334.215.4
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn321B25-1801819714197190.9647.601.06-----7334.215.4
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn321B25-1801819714197190.9647.601.06-----7334.215.4
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn323B10-5339-112121.0001.200.23-----7313.76.2
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn323B10-5339-112121.0001.200.23-----7313.76.2
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn323B10-5339-112121.0001.200.23-----7313.76.2
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn323B10-5339-112121.0001.200.23-----7313.76.2
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32LF6-3910---10101.0001.670.26-----738.23.7
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32LF6-3910---10101.0001.670.26-----738.23.7
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32LF6-3910---10101.0001.670.26-----738.23.7
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32LF6-3910---10101.0001.670.26-----738.23.7
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos321B3-21174-121211.0007.001.00-----339.11.9
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32DH1---------------333.00.6
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn322B1-1-1--111.0001.001.00-----731.40.6
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32RF1-8-------------731.40.6
2001Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea33OF4--6---661.0001.50------580.02.8
2001Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea333B1---------------520.00.7
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea331B12-62512145453.9814.420.85-----4526.77.4
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33DH9---------------4520.05.6
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea333B8-545111-1716.9412.000.30-----4517.84.9
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33LF8-4910---10101.0001.250.20-----4517.84.9
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33RF1-21---111.0001.000.50-----452.20.6
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33C1-11---111.0001.001.00-----452.20.6
2002Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex343B29--1253927465.8782.24------10627.420.1
2002Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex341B25--21010114221220.9958.80------10623.617.4
2002Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex342B9--1622754538.8444.22------1068.56.3
MLB Totals for 3B - 11 season(s)-   3B1050-509816163915014726052455.9422.344.82-----10500.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 7 season(s)-   1B152-803100755307910921062.9736.991.32-----1520.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 7 season(s)-   DH34---------------340.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF32-20550---50501.0001.560.24-----320.00.0
MLB Totals for C - 3 season(s)-   C18-17033-7673.9614.0673.007187.51180.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF2-101---111.0000.500.10-----20.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1-1-1--111.0001.001.00-----10.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 6 season(s)-   3B259--1684616741696629.9042.43------2590.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 3 season(s)-   C72--45242167510494.9696.86-----9720.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B45--37316528394389.9878.64------450.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B9--1622754538.8444.22------90.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF4--6---661.0001.50------40.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B52--3386144133119.8952.29------520.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B2---6--661.0003.00------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1989Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor21-----52-----
1989Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor21-----86-----
1990Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor22-69--132-----
1991Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor23-16---3-----
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23-222--35----2
1992Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor24-5011--8-----
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24-154--1----2
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25-----150-----
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26--3--107-----
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27--7--139----2
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28-----148----10
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29-----129----8
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor30-----105-----
1998Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak30--1--23-----
1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31-----134-----
2000Rancho Cucamonga Quakes CalifA+sdn32---2-------
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32--3--31----1
2000San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32--1001-4024-1--
2001Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea33-----1---4-
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33-112--88-1-9
2002Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex34--259-29-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1992Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB2422010000000100000.500.500.5001.0001021.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1992Toronto Blue JaysWorld SeriesMLB2432110012001000000.500.6672.0002.667413.0001.5002.00033.330.000.0033.332.00100.00
1993Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB25621060104002400000.286.348.381.7298123.353.095.1908.7017.392.000.000.0016.67
1993Toronto Blue JaysWorld SeriesMLB25515010002001600000.067.125.067.1921016.111.000.0676.2537.506.000.000.000.00
2001Seattle MarinersDiv SeriesMLB3311000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs823070104002500000.304.360.391.7519125.389.087.1748.0020.002.500.000.0014.29
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs817120014002600000.118.211.294.5055119.100.176.29410.5331.583.005.2617.0050.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2004Pacific TigersBigWestNCAACollege-36Manager21516.23814.07 -
2005Pacific TigersBigWestNCAACollege-37Manager21912.4297.06 -
2006Pacific TigersBigWestNCAACollege-38Manager21912.4299.05 -
2007Pacific TigersBigWestNCAACollege-39Manager21318.14313.07 
2008Pacific TigersBigWestNCAACollege-40Manager24519.20811.09 
2009Pacific TigersBigWestNCAACollege-41Manager24915.37513.07 
2010Pacific TigersBigWestNCAACollege-42Manager241212.5009.04 
2011Pacific TigersBigWestNCAACollege-43Manager24915.37510.08 
2012Pacific TigersBigWestNCAACollege-44Manager24618.25011.09 
2013Pacific TigersBigWestNCAACollege-45Manager27720.25916.09 
2014Pacific TigersWCCNCAACollege-46Manager271512.5563.06 
2015Pacific TigersWCCNCAACollege-47Manager271017.3709.09 
2016Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak48Special Assignment Coach1626993.42626.05Bob Melvin
* 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
2001-11-06Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-09-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2001-08-08InjuredDisabled -- - 
2001-05-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
2001-03-28Released by Padres. 
2000-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
2000-10-31Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2000-08-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
2000-08-23Released by Red Sox. 
2000-06-30TradeTraded by Padres to Red Sox for Dennis Tankersley and Cesar Saba. 
2000-02-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
1999-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-12-16ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
1998-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-07-31TradeTraded by Blue Jays to Athletics for Scott Rivette. 
* 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
1991Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll23100,000-62027-742,231100,000100,000
1992Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll24117,500-6473020962,245109,000217,500
1993Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll25182,500-5452540968,431109,000400,000
1994Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll26500,000-3651760957,101109,000900,000
1995Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll27760,000-2581172999,520109,0001,660,000
1996Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll281,450,000-203778++957,870109,0003,110,000
1997Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll291,900,000-2031178++1,182,177150,0005,010,000
1998Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll302,350,000-185480++1,276,192170,0007,360,000
1998Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll302,350,000-185880++1,276,192170,0007,360,000
1999Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll311,300,000-3106661,454,491200,0008,660,000
2000San Diego PadresTeam Payroll32800,000-38714581,394,248200,0009,460,000
2000Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll32800,000-38721581,394,248200,0009,460,000
2001Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll33200,000-77128-1,897,758200,0009,660,000
* 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