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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
William James Spiers Iii
Stat Years
1985-2001  [mlb] 1989-2001
Height/Weight
6-2 / 190
Bats/Throws
Left / Right
Positions
SS (676) ... 3B (445) ... 2B (176) ... LF (31) ... 1B (23) ... RF (14) ... DH (11) ... OF (10) ... CF (8)
Draft Position
SS
Born Date/Place
Death
High School
Wade Hampton (Varnville,SC)
Colleges
Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina)
Draft
Selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in Round #1 (#13 overall) of the 1987 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1989-04-07 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.306)
Service Time
Organizations
MIL [8] HOU [6] NYN [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 460 ... retro id: spieb001 ... mlbam id: 122593
Relations
Uncle of Glenn Batson, Uncle of Carson Spiers
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1985ClemsonACCNCAA-1------19ss-3b------47171316510102291151900000.380.000.450.45007711.205.070.0000.000.001.270.00.0016.9
    1986ClemsonACCNCAA-1------20ss-3b------6225873831151253355391500000.322.000.543.543014028.488.221.0000.000.000.380.021.5033.7
    1987ClemsonACCNCAA-1------21ss-3bDR:1-13---6425265731311544162312600000.290.000.488.488012329.377.198.0000.000.000.840.050.4039.7
    1987Helena BrewersPioRkmil-21ss-3b---1622491003203300000.409.480.455.93525101.273.046.47412.0012.001.000.00.0011.1
    1987Beloit BrewersMidwAmil-21ss---1642584377101326115153832000.298.344.380.7242789814.163.082.3415.4013.672.5386.01.0818.2
    1988Stockton PortsCalifA+mil-22ss---2843536895173552277424157210.269.353.377.73040913325.283.108.29110.2710.020.9870.61.2226.3
    1988El Paso DiablosTexAAmil-22ss---24716822475232144152020100.280.344.387.7311866510.196.107.3018.0610.751.3356.01.6121.3
    1989Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-23ss---314479172128105601000.362.423.574.99753275.340.212.3859.4311.321.2023.53.7729.4
    1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil623ssL-S-E-P3114345448893433102216314212.255.298.333.63137311516.162.078.3005.6316.893.0086.21.0718.2
    1990Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-24ss---4113861200171110800100.316.449.395.84449151.342.079.36720.4116.330.8038.02.048.3
    1990Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil624ssL-S-E-P411236344881532361161645163012.242.274.317.59138911520.132.075.2704.1111.572.81181.50.5122.7
    1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil6,925ssL-S-E-P5133414711171368541483455210409.283.337.401.73846416627.215.118.3077.3311.851.6251.81.7223.1
    1992Beloit BrewersMidwAmil-26ss---616559133007407700100.236.317.291.60863163.255.055.26511.1111.111.000.00.0023.1
    1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil926ss-2bL-S-E-P61216252002111401000.313.353.438.7911872.188.125.4175.5622.224.000.00.0040.0
    1993Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil9272bL-S-E-P7113340438184236982951494211.238.302.303.60538610314.153.065.2717.5113.211.76170.00.5217.3
    1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil928ss-3bL-S-E-P873214275410101771194213015.252.316.308.6242376611.173.056.3148.0217.722.210.00.0020.4
    1995Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-292b-3b---91241492004018601104.220.340.268.60851112.220.048.25015.6911.760.750.00.0022.2
    1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn19293b-2bL-S-E-P963725152101101121501210.208.314.264.57887193.208.056.25413.7917.241.250.00.0020.0
    1996Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28303bL-S-E-P10122218275510162670203421143.252.320.390.7102428517.261.138.2748.2614.051.7036.32.4830.9
    1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28313bL-S-E-P111322915193274448105614211164.320.438.481.91935514035.388.161.36217.1811.830.6972.81.1337.6
    1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28323bL-S-E-P1212338466105274443112456251209.273.356.396.75243715235.263.123.31610.3014.191.3896.00.9233.3
    1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28333bL-S-E-P13127393561131854391054745031210.288.363.389.75244415327.234.101.31610.5910.140.9698.20.9023.9
    2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28343b-ssL-S-E-P141243554110717334374493812238.301.386.392.77840913923.237.091.32911.989.290.78118.30.7321.5
    2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2835ss-3bL-S-E-P1543010000001000010.333.500.333.833410.333.000.33325.000.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (13 yrs)12523408477922158353738897433554961842222173.271.341.370.71138451261230.219.099.3059.2312.901.4092.10.9625.0
    National League Totals (7 yrs)6951716246489101182121045172352369991734.285.372.402.7741978689140.270.117.31911.8811.931.0081.71.0628.6
    American League Totals (6 yrs)5571692231433571716178522612026093313439.256.306.338.644186757290.168.082.2926.4313.932.17105.80.8620.8
    Minor League Totals2549821652794071412850181051291011614.284.357.382.739111437561.237.098.3149.4311.581.2370.11.2621.9
    Minor: Rk Totals622491003203300000.409.480.455.93525101.273.046.47412.0012.001.000.00.0011.1
    Minor: A Totals803135290131333155224532100.288.339.364.70334111417.179.076.3276.4513.202.05104.30.8818.9
    Minor: A+ Totals843536895173552277424157210.269.353.377.73040913325.283.108.29110.2710.020.9870.61.2226.3
    Minor: AA Totals4716822475232144152020100.280.344.387.7311866510.196.107.3018.0610.751.3356.01.6121.3
    Minor: AAA Totals3712619384131922232002204.302.404.421.825153538.302.119.33315.0313.070.8742.01.9621.0
    Houston Astros Totals (6 yrs)632164424147499172119945162232219871634.288.375.408.7831891670137.273.120.32211.7911.690.9978.31.1128.9
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (6 yrs)5571692231433571716178522612026093313439.256.306.338.644186757290.168.082.2926.4313.932.17105.80.8620.8
    New York Mets Totals (1 yrs)63725152101101121501210.208.314.264.57887193.208.056.25413.7917.241.250.00.0020.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1987Beloit BrewersMidwA21SS6400.01111602042291271.9314.200.0045.7100.02
    1988Stockton PortsCalifA+22SS8200.01402401957399380.9524.600.0057.397.61
    1988El Paso DiablosTexAA22SS4700.0731411325227214.9434.600.0035.1100.02
    1989Denver ZephyrsAmerAAA23SS1400.032332106765.9704.600.009.6100.03
    1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLB231B200.0100131110.9095.000.001.21.86
    1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLB232B400.06110117171.0004.300.002.53.57
    1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLB233B1200.01020413430.8822.500.007.410.54
    1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLB23SS8900.01382641657418402.9624.500.0054.978.11
    1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLB23DH400.0000000.0000.000.002.53.511
    1990Denver ZephyrsAmerAAA24SS1100.02223264745.9574.100.007.5100.04
    1990Milwaukee BrewersALMLB24SS11100.01593261272497485.9764.400.0068.599.11
    1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLB25SS12800.02013451793563546.9704.300.0079.096.21
    1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLB25OF100.0000000.0000.000.000.60.811
    1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLB25DH200.0000000.0000.000.001.21.58
    1992Beloit BrewersMidwA26SS1200.01228314340.9303.300.008.975.03
    1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLB262B400.0550010101.0002.500.002.533.34
    1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLB263B100.0000000.0000.000.000.68.35
    1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLB26SS500.01100221.0000.400.003.141.73
    1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLB26DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.68.313
    1993Milwaukee BrewersALMLB272B10400.02092261353448435.9714.200.0064.292.01
    1993Milwaukee BrewersALMLB27SS400.01402551.0001.300.002.53.55
    1993Milwaukee BrewersALMLB27OF700.03100441.0000.600.004.36.210
    1993Milwaukee BrewersALMLB27DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.60.99
    1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLB281B100.0000000.0000.000.000.91.46
    1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLB283B3500.02250447672.9472.100.0030.447.93
    1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLB28SS3500.04879423131127.9693.600.0030.447.92
    1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLB28OF200.0000000.0000.000.001.72.710
    1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLB28DH300.0000000.0000.000.002.64.17
    1995Norfolk TidesILAAA292B800.01925374744.9365.500.005.666.73
    1995Norfolk TidesILAAA293B400.0441098.8892.000.002.833.35
    1995New York MetsNLMLB292B600.04120116161.0002.700.004.29.54
    1995New York MetsNLMLB293B1100.0918723427.7942.500.007.617.55
    1996Houston AstrosNLMLB301B400.0910210101.0002.500.002.53.33
    1996Houston AstrosNLMLB302B700.0740211111.0001.600.004.35.72
    1996Houston AstrosNLMLB303B7700.0229459121116.9591.500.0047.563.12
    1996Houston AstrosNLMLB30SS400.0390112121.0003.000.002.53.33
    1996Houston AstrosNLMLB30CF100.01000111.0001.000.000.60.85
    1996Houston AstrosNLMLB30RF100.02000221.0002.000.000.60.86
    1997Houston AstrosNLMLB311B800.03210533331.0004.100.004.96.12
    1997Houston AstrosNLMLB312B400.03130316161.0004.000.002.53.03
    1997Houston AstrosNLMLB313B8400.0441291212185173.9352.100.0051.963.62
    1997Houston AstrosNLMLB31SS2800.025576128882.9322.900.0017.321.24
    1998Houston AstrosNLMLB321B700.03410135351.0005.000.004.35.74
    1998Houston AstrosNLMLB322B900.01013122423.9582.600.005.67.33
    1998Houston AstrosNLMLB323B9900.05717089235227.9662.300.0061.180.51
    1998Houston AstrosNLMLB32SS200.0000000.0000.000.001.21.63
    1999Houston AstrosNLMLB331B100.03000331.0003.000.000.60.84
    1999Houston AstrosNLMLB332B400.05100015151.0003.800.002.53.14
    1999Houston AstrosNLMLB333B7100.040143811191183.9582.600.0043.855.92
    1999Houston AstrosNLMLB33SS1300.022230745451.0003.500.008.010.23
    1999Houston AstrosNLMLB33LF2500.0210102221.9550.800.0015.419.74
    1999Houston AstrosNLMLB33CF700.08000881.0001.100.004.35.54
    1999Houston AstrosNLMLB33RF900.01100011111.0001.200.005.67.14
    2000Houston AstrosNLMLB342B260175.140532139593.9793.600.5316.021.03
    2000Houston AstrosNLMLB343B510340.0338559123118.9592.300.3531.541.13
    2000Houston AstrosNLMLB34SS270184.140571189897.9903.600.5316.721.83
    2000Houston AstrosNLMLB34LF6014.12100331.0000.500.213.74.87
    2000Houston AstrosNLMLB34RF409.23000331.0000.800.332.53.25
    MLB Totals - (1B)23008831119291.9894.000.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (2B)16801752893471675652636.9753.803.630.00.00
    MLB Totals - (3B)44103402377095357999946.9472.102.780.00.00
    MLB Totals - (SS)446018463811655628518591803.9704.009.790.00.00
    MLB Totals - (LF)31014231102524.9600.801.700.00.00
    MLB Totals - (CF)8009000991.0001.100.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (RF)14091600016161.0001.101.740.00.00
    MLB Totals - (OF)10003100441.0000.400.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)1100000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (2B)8001925374744.9365.500.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (3B)400441098.8892.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (SS)25005456416114110.9654.400.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (SS)4700731411325227214.9434.600.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (SS)82001402401957399380.9524.600.000.00.00
    A Totals - (SS)76001231882343334311.9314.100.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1987Minor-----64-----
    1988Minor-----129-----
    1989MLB--241289----4
    1989Minor-----14-----
    1990MLB-----111-----
    1990Minor-----11-----
    1991MLB-----128---12
    1992MLB---415----1
    1992Minor-----12-----
    1993MLB---104-4---71
    1994MLB--1-3535---23
    1995MLB---611------
    1995Minor---84------
    1996MLB--47774-11--
    1997MLB--848428-----
    1998MLB--79992-----
    1999MLB--1471132579--
    2000MLB---2651276-4--
    Totals--23176445676318141011