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Greg GolsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2017 MLB Years: 2008-2011
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PositionsOF-499, CF-280, RF-207, LF-58Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameGregory Joseph Golson
Height6-0Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 17,1985 [32.246]PlaceAustin,Texas
High SchoolConnally (Austin,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Philadelphia Phillies [Team Picks] in the 1st round (21st overall) of the 2004 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,475,000Signing ScoutsSteve CohenService Time0.104 (2011)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2005-PHI-#4 ... 2006-PHI-#2 ... 2007-PHI-#10 ... 2008-PHI-#7
MLB DebutSeptember 3,2008 [22.351]
OrganizationsPHI [5] NYA [2] CHA [1] COL [1] TEX [1] ATL [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID46138Retrosheet IDgolsg001MLBAM ID449172
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed83Power53Contact30XBH43RBIs47Runs66Hitting70Durability57Team.523Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004Gulf Coast PhilliesGCLRkphi-of1847183345485122122105451202.295.345.410.7557514201.408.115.224.3314.9826.875.400.50183.0025.93
2005Lakewood BlueClawsSALAphi15of198937551991984272592610662004.264.322.389.71114631409.358.125.237.3146.3625.924.080.9893.7531.31
2006Lakewood BlueClawsSALAphi15of209338756851547312371910728312.220.258.333.59112926419.283.113.204.2574.5325.545.631.6755.2930.59
2006Clearwater ThreshersFSLA+phi2of2040159314211261773115331013.264.324.472.7967519174.360.208.302.3396.3230.464.823.4526.5045.24
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13354687127266134830103016059325.233.277.374.65120445593.303.141.233.2815.0626.985.332.1942.0035.43
2007Clearwater ThreshersFSLA+phi-of21994186611927312522582112442424.285.322.450.77218842449.374.165.256.3334.6827.625.902.6734.8335.29
2007Reading PhilliesEastAAphi3of21371532037523165024911100.242.255.359.6145510158.333.117.163.2661.2731.0124.501.9051.0027.03
2007Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1365718615632515683082317353524.273.305.426.73124352607.363.153.231.3153.7928.507.522.4738.0733.33
2008Reading PhilliesEastAAphi2of221064266412018413602353413014503.282.333.434.76718535470.372.152.275.3357.2327.663.822.7732.7729.17
2008Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi40cf2266200000100400000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.167.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2009Oklahoma City RedhawksPCLAAAtex2rf-cf23123457461181782402042911408608.258.299.344.64315727500.334.086.184.2855.8022.803.930.40228.5022.88
2009Texas RangersALMLBtex11cf2311000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya2cf24116415511092351040174259966207.263.313.414.72717238454.321.151.243.3205.5121.813.962.2041.5034.86
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya27rf242423362002020300000.261.261.348.6098223.300.087.000.2660.0013.040.000.000.0033.33
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya2cf2510538455101978331553010595107.263.330.385.71514824429.342.122.227.3196.9924.483.501.8648.0023.76
2011New York YankeesALMLBnya67lf-rf25911120000101200000.182.250.182.4322012.222.000.182.2068.3316.672.000.000.000.00
2012Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha2rf-cf26109449671242976522021711457206.276.309.412.72118542480.356.136.214.3123.5423.756.711.2574.8333.87
2013Lancaster BarnstormersAtlInd-2715110011000100000.200.200.8001.000415.000.600.600.4200.0020.000.0020.005.00100.00
2013Mississippi BravesSouAAatl2cf27165571230036181910001.218.328.273.60115364.333.055.291.28212.5029.692.380.000.0025.00
2013Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol27rf-cf2755172224225522122104831005.244.297.401.6986912186.311.157.273.3075.3825.814.802.6934.4028.57
2013Gwinnett BravesILAAAatl-cf27713262000111200000.462.500.6151.1158214.545.153.231.4857.1414.292.000.000.0033.33
2013Totals for AAA-AAA         62185244845522133115031005.259.312.416.7287714200.331.157.270.3205.5025.004.552.5037.0029.17
2013Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         78240316075525194196941006.250.316.383.6999217264.331.133.275.3117.2026.143.631.8948.0028.33
2014Lancaster BarnstormersAtlInd-28511994762100220135144052000.312.372.392.7647812220.382.080.191.3446.3618.182.860.9199.5019.35
2015Veracruz Rojos del AguilaMexAAA-292290132512088142120001.278.323.333.65630396.362.055.178.2924.1721.885.250.000.0012.00
2015Quintana Roo TigresMexAAA-29582304977163238138236292001.335.416.457.87310521264.452.122.243.3848.7123.482.700.76115.0027.27
2013Totals for Mex-Mex         80320621021752462192783112002.319.391.422.81313524360.426.103.225.3627.5023.063.070.56160.0023.53
2016New Britain BeesAtlInd-309638040111183338187229255100.292.338.379.71714424413.378.087.174.3145.3322.284.180.73126.6721.62
2017Somerset PatriotsAtlInd--31431652142734264064130200.255.290.406.6966714176.311.151.212.2963.4123.306.832.2741.2533.33
2017Quintana Roo TigresMexAAA-31271001126400953122620012.260.351.300.651304114.351.040.180.29510.5322.812.170.000.0015.38
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter40416820022211000000.195.214.244.45810242.258.049.073.0002.3823.8110.000.000.0025.00
Minor League Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter1149446664511962096579470237652821233594826556.268.318.397.71517723534881.351.129.231.0005.7825.264.371.6256.5329.52
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter6222310316628103373324211130151591362911137.272.325.391.7169041732537.351.119.220.0005.9523.303.911.3070.0027.55
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1596349116926616793464419835604.267.314.402.71625548692.359.135.249.0006.3628.614.502.3139.6328.40
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter13957797161385186932113217773437.279.323.456.77926361623.370.177.269.0005.1428.415.532.8932.0637.89
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter18276210718434121158481645213810316.241.290.361.65127557828.320.120.220.0005.4325.724.731.3369.2730.98
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter47183345485122122105451202.295.345.410.7557514201.408.115.224.0004.9826.875.400.50183.0025.93
Ind Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1917491092163561085351242174137300.288.336.391.72729351814.363.103.190.0005.1621.384.141.2374.9023.61
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter3334482002121500000.235.257.294.55110235.276.059.059.0002.8614.295.000.000.0025.00
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter66200000100400000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.167.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162166243280088844100000.195.214.244.458418170.258.049.073.0002.3823.8110.000.000.0025.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626309116929911663394017487418.268.318.397.71525050688.351.129.231.0005.7825.264.371.6256.5329.52

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2004Gulf Coast Phillies GCLRkphi18OF40--697117776.9871.90------4785.166.7
2005Lakewood BlueClaws SALAphi19OF89--209722218216.9912.43------89100.064.0
2006Lakewood BlueClaws SALAphi20OF93--1861234201198.9852.13------93100.066.9
2006Clearwater Threshers FSLA+phi20OF40--9351-9998.9902.45------40100.028.8
2007Clearwater Threshers FSLA+phi21OF96--22747-238231.9712.41------9997.068.6
2007Reading Phillies EastAAphi21OF36--954-299991.0002.75------3797.325.5
2008Reading Phillies EastAAphi22OF105--286683300292.9732.78------10699.173.9
2008Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi22CF21132-1-32.6671.000.15-----633.31.2
2008Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi22RF1---------------616.70.6
2009Oklahoma City Redhawks PCLAAAtex23RF73--145622153151.9872.07------12359.350.7
2009Oklahoma City Redhawks PCLAAAtex23CF51--13922-143141.9862.76------12341.535.4
2009Texas RangersALMLBtex23CF1-11---111.0001.001.00-----1100.00.6
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya24CF90--220641230226.9832.51------11677.662.9
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya24RF18--3911-4140.9762.22------11615.512.6
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya24LF8--19---19191.0002.38------1166.95.6
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya24RF17452191-120201.0001.180.38-----2470.810.5
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya24CF61166---661.0001.000.38-----2425.03.7
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya24LF217-------------248.31.2
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya25CF61--162611169168.9942.75------10558.143.0
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya25LF24--477--54541.0002.25------10522.916.9
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya25RF18--424-146461.0002.56------10517.112.7
2011New York YankeesALMLBnya25LF4-81---111.0000.250.13-----944.42.5
2011New York YankeesALMLBnya25CF32185---551.0001.670.28-----933.31.9
2011New York YankeesALMLBnya25RF3-81---111.0000.330.13-----933.31.9
2012Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha26RF52--107642117113.9662.17------10947.736.1
2012Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha26CF37--9031-9493.9892.51------10933.925.7
2012Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha26LF13--154212119.9051.46------10911.99.0
2013Mississippi Braves SouAAatl27CF11--2111-2322.9572.00------1668.87.9
2013Mississippi Braves SouAAatl27RF3--3---331.0001.00------1618.82.2
2013Mississippi Braves SouAAatl27LF1---------------166.30.7
2013Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol27RF22--3921-4241.9761.86------5540.015.4
2013Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol27CF12--282313330.9092.50------5521.88.4
2013Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol27LF6--10---10101.0001.67------5510.94.2
2013Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl27CF6--9---991.0001.50------785.74.2
MLB Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF21460201-121211.0001.000.35-----210.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 4 season(s)-   CF1244814-1-1514.9331.170.29-----120.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF61151---111.0000.170.07-----60.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 5 season(s)-   CF257--64819113678667.9842.60------2570.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 5 season(s)-   RF183--3721985399391.9802.14------1830.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 4 season(s)-   LF51--911121104102.9812.00------510.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF141--3811085399391.9802.77------1410.00.0
AA Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF11--2111-2322.9572.00------110.00.0
AA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF3--3---331.0001.00------30.00.0
AA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF1---------------10.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF136--32098-337329.9762.42------1360.00.0
A Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF182--3951956419414.9882.27------1820.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF40--697117776.9871.90------400.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2004Gulf Coast Phillies GCLRkphi18---------40-
2005Lakewood BlueClaws SALAphi19---------89-
2006Lakewood BlueClaws SALAphi20---------93-
2006Clearwater Threshers FSLA+phi20---------40-
2007Clearwater Threshers FSLA+phi21---------96-
2007Reading Phillies EastAAphi21---------36-
2008Reading Phillies EastAAphi22---------105-
2008Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi22-------21--
2009Oklahoma City Redhawks PCLAAAtex23-------5173--
2009Texas RangersALMLBtex23-------1---
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya24------89018--
2010New York YankeesALMLBnya24------2617--
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya25------246118--
2011New York YankeesALMLBnya25------433--
2012Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha26------133752--
2013Mississippi Braves SouAAatl27------1113--
2013Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol27------61222--
2013Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl27-------6---

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2012110000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2007Peoria SaguarosArizona Fall LgMinor21271091729632168082300000.266.316.431.7474711117.321.165.3126.8419.662.881.7154.5037.93
2007Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2164310001000000000.250.250.250.500104.250.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2008Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB221215361014110400001.400.400.6671.06710215.500.267.2670.0026.670.006.6715.0033.33
2009Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB231423483018011600100.348.360.609.96914425.412.261.2614.0024.006.004.0023.0050.00
2010New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB241829582015122800000.276.323.448.77113331.350.172.2076.4525.814.003.2329.0037.50
2011New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB25813230011102200000.231.333.462.7956115.200.231.46213.3313.331.006.6713.0033.33
2012Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB261920130002111600000.150.190.150.3403021.214.000.0504.7628.576.000.000.000.00
2013Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB2711000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs271091729632168082300000.266.316.431.7474711117.321.165.3126.8419.662.881.7154.5037.93
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs791071930604214562600101.280.316.449.7654810114.333.169.2155.2622.814.333.5126.7533.33

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2004High School All-American - 1st Team (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2014-03-31RF-CFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Brewers28.195  
2014-01-14RF-CFMilwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract28.119Team Roster on 2014-01-14
2013-11-05RF-CFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency28.049  
2013-08-14RF-CFAtlanta BravesMississippi (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Mississippi (AA)27.331Team Roster on 2013-08-14
2013-07-30RF-CFAtlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract27.316Team Roster on 2013-07-30
2013-07-20RF-CFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Rockies27.306  
2013-06-15RF-CFColorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL27.271Team Roster on 2013-06-15
2013-06-08RF-CFColorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Right hand laceration27.264Team Roster on 2013-06-08
2013-04-26RF-CFColorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Colorado Springs (AAA)27.221Team Roster on 2013-04-26
2013-01-30RF-CFColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract27.135Team Roster on 2013-01-30
2012-11-18RF-CFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency27.062  
2012-06-09CFChicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)-Minors--26.265Team Roster on 2012-06-09
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2012-03-25TradeTraded by Royals to White Sox 
2011-12-13ContractSigned by Royals 
2011-12-08Released by Yankees 
2010-01-26TradeTraded by Rangers to Yankees for Mitch Hilligoss 
2008-11-20TradeTraded by Phillies to Rangers for John Mayberry 
2004-06-29Contractsigned 
* 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
2004Philadelphia Phillies-181,475,000-------1,475,000Signing Bonus out of 2004 Draft (1st round - 21st overall)
2008Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll22390,000-75337-2,696,252390,0001,865,000
2009Texas RangersTeam Payroll23400,000-72437-2,746,792400,0002,265,000
2010New York YankeesTeam Payroll24400,000-75737-2,812,412400,0002,665,000
2011New York YankeesTeam Payroll25414,0000.10478935-2,722,607414,0003,079,000
* 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