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Bret SaberhagenTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1983-2001 MLB Years: 1984-2001
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Rated Prospect
Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsP-444Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBret William Saberhagen
Height6-1Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 11,1964 [54.040]PlaceChicago Heights,Illinois
High SchoolCleveland (Reseda,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 19th round (480th overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsAl Kubski
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1984-KCA-#2
MLB DebutApril 4,1984 [19.358]
OrganizationsKCA [9] BOS [5] NYN [4] COL [1] Awards14Awards Voting6-435
TBC Player ID521Retrosheet IDsabeb001MLBAM ID121604
RelationshipsFather of Drew Saberhagen
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Kansas City Royals in 1988,1990-1991 ... Threw a no-hitter on August 26,1991 against the Chicago White Sox ... Inducted into the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame in 2005
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts53Walks94Hittable59SO/BB86vsPower59Hitting9Durability62Team.510Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1983Fort Myers RoyalsFSLA+kca-ST191052.30161603100109.2983428419824001.078.040.331.566.734.32.667-
1983Jacksonville SunsSouAAkca-ST19622.9111110210077.0663125729482001.237.680.813.385.591.66.750-
1983Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST01672.55272705200186.1164655311481306001.137.890.532.316.262.71.6962.90
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31S/R2010113.483818202191157.213871611336737121.107.880.742.054.172.03.4763.64
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31ST212062.873232010100235.0211797519381581311.068.070.731.456.044.16.7692.89
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31S/R227124.15302554240156.0165777215291121121.249.520.871.676.463.86.3683.18
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca18ST2318103.363333015400257.0246999627531636161.168.610.951.865.713.08.6433.66
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca18ST2414163.80353509000260.227112211018591719041.279.360.622.045.902.90.4673.08
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca18ST252362.163635112400262.0209746313431938120.967.170.451.486.624.49.7932.45
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca18ST26593.27202005000135.01465249928871011.299.730.601.875.803.11.3573.03
1991Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca18ST271383.07282807200196.0165766712451368191.077.560.552.066.233.02.6193.09
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn18ST28353.5017152110097.2843938627811241.147.740.552.497.463.00.3752.88
1993New York MetsNLMLBnyn18ST29773.29191904100139.013155511117932231.068.460.711.106.015.47.5003.11
1994New York MetsNLMLBnyn17ST301442.74242404000177.0169585413131430041.038.580.660.667.2611.00.7782.76
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn17ST31553.35161603000110.010545411320712051.148.591.061.645.813.55.5004.03
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol31ST31216.28990000043.0603330813291001.7012.561.672.726.072.23.6675.08
1997Lowell SpinnersNYPLA-bos-ST33000.0011000003.01000020000.333.00----6.000.00--
1997Trenton ThunderEastAAbos-ST33000.0022000008.02000190000.382.25--1.1310.139.00--
1997Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-ST33013.27220000011.011441190001.099.000.820.827.369.00.000-
1997Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorMLB--ST0011.64550000022.0144412200000.735.730.410.828.1810.00.0002.15
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos17ST33016.58660000026.0302019510141021.5410.381.733.464.851.40.0005.92
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos17ST341583.96313100000175.0181827722291004061.209.311.131.495.143.45.6524.23
1999Trenton ThunderEastAAbos-ST35100.0011000006.02000050000.333.00----7.500.001.000-
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos17ST351062.95222200000119.012243391111811021.129.230.830.836.137.36.6253.30
2000Lowell SpinnersNYPLA-bos-ST36000.0011000003.01000050000.333.00----15.000.00--
2000Sarasota Red SoxFSLA+bos-ST360127.0011000001.05330020005.0045.00----18.000.00.000-
2000Trenton ThunderEastAAbos-ST36006.0011000003.01221130000.673.003.003.009.003.00--
2000Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-ST36005.54440000013.014882490001.389.691.382.776.232.25--
2000Minor Totals (4 teams)MinorMLB--ST0015.85770000020.021131335190001.309.451.352.258.553.80.0003.93
2001Gulf Coast Red SoxGCLRkbos-ST37011.5922000005.23110020000.534.76----3.180.00.000-
2001Sarasota Red SoxFSLA+bos-ST37006.7511000004.05330030001.2511.25----6.750.00--
2001Trenton ThunderEastAAbos-ST37002.4511000003.25110140001.6412.27--2.459.824.00--
2001Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-ST37003.0011000006.03220141000.674.50--1.506.004.00--
2001Minor Totals (4 teams)MinorMLB--ST0013.26550000018.0167702131000.937.45--0.936.056.50.0002.01
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos17ST37126.00330000015.019111030100011.2711.401.80--6.000.00.3334.52
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter1671173.343993712876161312560.22452103695221847117155312541.148.610.771.656.023.64.5880.38
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter17102.72454505200252.0217897715571877001.087.680.532.026.623.28.630-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter014.20770000030.028141436221001.138.400.901.806.603.67.000-
AA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter722.5716160210097.1763428832692001.106.980.732.946.342.16.778-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1062.67181803100114.21084034419874001.118.480.311.496.834.58.625-
A- Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter000.0022000006.02000070000.333.00----10.500.00--
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter011.5922000005.23110020000.534.76----3.180.00.000-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter110783.212522262664141311658.015516505931263311093418271.138.410.681.795.923.30.585-
New York Mets Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter29213.167674212200523.0489197184437738854161.088.390.741.326.665.04.580-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter26173.90626200000335.0352156145415020560111.209.461.101.345.514.10.605-
Colorado Rockies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter216.28990000043.0603330813291001.7012.561.672.726.072.23.667-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14103.34343227110220.0210898219401475151.148.610.771.656.023.64.5830.38
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1592.72393904200220.0188776713491626001.087.680.532.026.623.28.625-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn18p281728030000001903000.107.138.107.2453032.158.000.036.1193.1328.139.000.000.000.00
1993New York MetsNLMLBnyn18p2919452510000051008001.111.200.133.3336158.143.022.133.1698.6217.242.000.000.0020.00
1994New York MetsNLMLBnyn17p30245871020010041408000.172.226.207.43312270.227.035.103.2035.7120.003.500.000.0020.00
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn17p311635241000001805000.114.139.143.2825141.148.029.057.1302.4419.518.000.000.0025.00
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol31p31914110000001400000.071.133.071.2041015.100.000.071.1086.6726.674.000.000.000.00
1995Totals for NL-NL         25493510000021205000.102.137.122.2596156.135.020.061.1243.5721.436.000.000.0020.00
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos17p3311000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos17p3425000000000200000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos17p3524000000001200000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.14520.0040.002.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter12619013234001001349024001.121.177.142.319274227.163.021.089.0005.7321.593.770.000.0017.39
New York Mets Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter7616611224001001141024001.133.186.157.343264201.176.024.090.0005.4720.403.730.000.0018.18
Colorado Rockies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter914110000001400000.071.133.071.2041015.100.000.071.0006.6726.674.000.000.000.00
Boston Red Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter510000000001400000.000.091.000.0910011.000.000.100.0009.0936.364.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16224417305001001763031001.121.177.142.319355292.163.021.089.0005.7321.593.770.000.0017.39

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1983Fort Myers Royals FSLA+kca19P16--14103-2724.8891.50------16100.012.6
1983Jacksonville Suns SouAAkca19P11--119-120201.0001.82------11100.07.6
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca20P38-1571522113837.9740.970.24-----38100.023.5
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21P32-2352238246260.9681.880.26-----32100.019.8
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22P30-15614262-4240.9521.330.26-----30100.018.5
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23P33-2572134255755.9651.670.21-----33100.020.4
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24P35-2601534335249.9421.400.19-----35100.021.7
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25P36-2622136416157.9341.580.22-----36100.022.2
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26P20-1351628124544.9782.200.33-----20100.012.4
1991Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27P28-1961730224947.9591.680.24-----28100.017.3
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn28P17-97726-233331.0001.940.34-----17100.010.5
1993New York MetsNLMLBnyn29P19-13914302-4644.9572.320.32-----19100.011.7
1994New York MetsNLMLBnyn30P24-1771334214947.9591.960.27-----24100.021.2
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn31P16-110626-332321.0002.000.29-----16100.011.1
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol31P9-43281-1110.9091.110.23-----9100.06.3
1997Lowell Spinners NYPLA-bos33P1--22--441.0004.00------1100.01.3
1997Trenton Thunder EastAAbos33P2--1---111.0000.50------2100.01.4
1997Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos33P2--11--221.0001.00------2100.01.4
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos33P6-26121143.7500.500.12-----6100.03.7
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34P31-1751320113433.9711.060.19-----31100.019.1
1999Trenton Thunder EastAAbos35P1---3--331.0003.00------1100.00.7
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos35P22-119518--23231.0001.050.19-----22100.013.6
2000Lowell Spinners NYPLA-bos36P1---------------1100.01.3
2000Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos36P1---------------1100.00.7
2000Trenton Thunder EastAAbos36P1---------------1100.00.7
2000Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos36P4--13--441.0001.00------4100.02.8
2001Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos37P2--111-32.6671.00------2100.03.4
2001Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos37P1---------------1100.00.7
2001Trenton Thunder EastAAbos37P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2001Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos37P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37P3-1513--441.0001.330.27-----3100.01.9
MLB Totals for P - 16 season(s)-   P399-25592034152426642618.9631.550.24-----3990.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P7--25--771.0001.00------70.00.0
AA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P16--1213-125251.0001.56------160.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P18--14103-2724.8891.33------180.00.0
A- Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P2--22--441.0002.00------20.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2--111-32.6671.00------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1983Fort Myers Royals FSLA+kca1916----------
1983Jacksonville Suns SouAAkca1911----------
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2038----------
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2132----------
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2230----------
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2333----------
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2435----------
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2536----------
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2620----------
1991Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2728----------
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn2817----------
1993New York MetsNLMLBnyn2919----------
1994New York MetsNLMLBnyn3024----------
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn3116----------
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol319----------
1997Lowell Spinners NYPLA-bos331----------
1997Trenton Thunder EastAAbos332----------
1997Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos332----------
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos336----------
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3431----------
1999Trenton Thunder EastAAbos351----------
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3522----------
2000Lowell Spinners NYPLA-bos361----------
2000Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos361----------
2000Trenton Thunder EastAAbos361----------
2000Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos364----------
2001Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos372----------
2001Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos371----------
2001Trenton Thunder EastAAbos371----------
2001Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos371----------
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos373----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1984Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB20002.251008.0621500.886.750.001.135.635.000.00.000
1985Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB21006.142007.11252601.9714.730.002.457.363.000.00.000
1985Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB21200.5022018.011111000.675.500.000.505.0010.000.001.000
1995Colorado RockiesDiv SeriesMLB310111.251004.0751302.0015.750.002.256.753.000.00.000
1998Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB34013.861007.0431700.715.140.001.299.007.000.00.000
1999Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB350127.002003.29114204.0622.090.009.824.910.500.00.000
1999Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB35011.501006.0311500.674.500.001.507.505.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs0311.66404000014.7200190612001.7712.270.003.687.362.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs013.38404000021.321080416001.178.860.001.696.754.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs200.50202200018.011010110000.675.500.000.505.0010.000.001.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1985Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB2127100000000400000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0057.140.000.000.000.00
1995Colorado RockiesDiv SeriesMLB3111000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs27100000000400000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0057.140.000.000.000.00

Awards [14]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1985AL Pitcher of the Month (July) ... American League Cy Young Award ... World Series MVP3
1987AL Comeback Player of the Year ... AL Pitcher of the Month (April)2
1989AL Pitcher of the Month (August) ... AL Pitcher of the Month (September) ... American League Cy Young Award ... American League Gold Glove (Pitcher) ... American League Player of the Week (September 11-September 17)5
1991American League Player of the Week (August 26-September 1)1
1994NL Pitcher of the Month (July)1
1998AL Comeback Player of the Year ... Tony Conigliaro Award (Overcoming Adversity)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2001-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-09-07InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2001-08-08InjuredDisabled -- right rotator cuff tendonopathy 
2001-07-27InjuredActivated from DL 
2001-06-10InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2001-03-31InjuredDisabled -- Right shoulder surgery 
1997-11-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1997-10-31Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-12-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1996-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-07-31TradeTraded by Mets with David Swanson to Rockies for Arnold Gooch and Juan Acevedo. 
1991-12-11TradeTraded by Royals with Bill Pecota to Mets for Keith Miller, Gregg Jefferies and Kevin McReynolds. 
* 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
1985Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll21150,000-4392028370,78060,000150,000
1986Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll22925,000-76490++386,34760,0001,075,000
1987Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll23740,000-132782++344,90660,0001,815,000
1988Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll241,100,000-51593++392,10762,5002,915,000
1989Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll251,350,000-59493++429,80262,5004,265,000
1990Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll261,400,000-75690++515,727100,0005,665,000
1991Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll272,950,000-33496++742,231100,0008,615,000
1992New York MetsTeam Payroll282,950,000-73792++962,245109,00011,565,000
1993New York MetsTeam Payroll293,000,000-95590++968,431109,00014,565,000
1994New York MetsTeam Payroll304,647,249-20298++957,101109,00019,212,249
1995Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll315,562,990-22198++999,520109,00024,775,239
1995New York MetsTeam Payroll315,562,990-22198++999,520109,00024,775,239
1997Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll33500,000-37618591,182,177150,00025,275,239
1998Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll343,800,000-101589++1,276,192170,00029,075,239
1999Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll353,500,000-141785++1,454,491200,00032,575,239
2001Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll375,000,000-126986++1,897,758200,00037,575,239
* 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