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John-Ford GriffinHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1999-2010 MLB Years: 2005-2007
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsOF-546, LF-70, RF-23, 1B-16, DH-7, CF-5Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn-Ford David Griffin
Height6-2Weight215BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateNovember 19,1979 [38.091]PlaceSarasota,Florida
High SchoolSarasota (Sarasota,FL)
CollegeFlorida State University (Tallahassee,FL)

DraftedSelected by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (23rd overall) of the 2001 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$2,200,000Signing ScoutsScott Pleis
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2002-MLB-#76 ... 2002-NYA-#4 ... 2003-OAK-#5
MLB DebutSeptember 6,2005 [25.292]
OrganizationsTOR [5] LAN [2] NYA [2] CHN [1] OAK [1] Awards7
TBC Player ID5515Retrosheet IDgrifj002MLBAM ID424366
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed43Power81Contact41XBH77RBIs78Runs56Hitting66Durability67Team.529Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Florida State UniversityACCNCAA-1-of1955133425815033500182220202.436.503.6171.1208218155.500.181.316.48511.6114.191.221.9444.3331.03
2000Florida State UniversityACCNCAA-1-of20703007212133395821403840309.403.476.6231.09918745347.438.220.357.47111.5310.950.952.5933.3337.19
2001Florida State UniversityACCNCAA-1-of2165251791133001975502311440303.450.476.7971.27320049269.407.347.498.5294.091.490.367.0613.2143.36
2001Staten Island YankeesNYPLA-nya-of21662384674171543104404131205.311.413.454.86710823284.356.143.336.38214.0814.441.031.7647.6031.08
2002Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-of2265255326816133110294530409.267.344.373.7179520291.308.106.224.3209.9715.461.551.0385.0029.41
2002Midland RockHoundsTexAAoak-of2227010000000310000.143.250.143.393108.250.000.000.2030.0037.500.000.000.000.00
2002Norwich NavigatorsEastAAnya-of2218671722305100181300015.328.400.597.99740875.347.269.373.42310.6717.331.636.6713.4036.36
2002Totals for AA-AA         20741723305100181610015.311.386.554.94041883.340.243.338.4019.6419.282.006.0214.8034.78
2002Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         853294991191841113761404114.277.353.413.76613628374.314.136.249.3389.8916.311.652.1441.1330.77
2003New Haven RavensEastAAtor29of2310437348104233137520498520548.279.361.461.82217239429.325.182.319.35411.4219.811.733.0328.6937.50
2004New Hampshire Fisher CatsEastAAtor9of-1b241294676611628122811156128406215.248.330.454.78421251533.291.206.325.33710.5124.022.294.1321.2343.97
2005Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor24of2513551280130211301031262140305410.254.335.475.81024352582.288.221.340.34710.6524.052.265.1517.0740.00
2005Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24dh25713342016000400000.308.308.6921.0009313.375.384.385.4160.0030.770.007.6913.0075.00
2006Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor-of2660227305119062220195920114.225.289.388.6778825249.276.163.256.2937.6323.693.112.4137.8349.02
2007Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor24of271334846912228426834059144107111.252.330.488.81823658551.299.236.366.35010.7126.132.444.7218.6247.54
2007Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor11dh-rf27610431013003500100.300.429.7001.1297214.400.400.700.44921.4335.711.677.1410.0066.67
2008Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAlan49of28943195699194146711366050327.310.386.527.91316837363.343.217.329.3939.9216.531.673.8622.7937.37
2009Albuquerque IsotopesPCLAAAlan39lf-rf2916411520031001310000.122.143.171.3147242.179.049.073.1410.0030.950.000.000.0040.00
2009Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn21lf2989299388627353742367440525.288.366.448.81413435344.360.160.288.35510.4721.512.061.4559.8040.70
2002Totals for PCL-PCL         105340399129354052368750525.268.342.415.75714137386.340.147.262.3319.3322.542.421.3068.0040.66
2010Newark BearsAtlInd-35305116613398142020164530303.235.309.367.6766113188.292.132.241.3028.5123.942.812.1341.5033.33
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1323773029003900100.304.370.6961.06616527.385.392.522.00011.1133.333.007.4111.5071.43
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter9113289483878203181295552711394805291381779.267.347.457.80415043503751.313.190.315.00010.5021.462.043.4425.5039.86
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter52718822744931161281315135212490160211037.262.338.465.8038762092131.309.203.320.0009.9522.992.313.8023.2342.39
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter25391413124354440166321132297011728.266.347.465.812425981045.309.199.324.00010.8121.912.033.8322.8540.33
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter65255326816133110294530409.267.344.373.7179520291.308.106.224.0009.9715.461.551.0385.0029.41
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter662384674171543104404131205.311.413.454.86710823284.356.143.336.00014.0814.441.031.7647.6031.08
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5116613398142020164530303.235.309.367.6766113188.292.132.241.0008.5123.942.812.1341.5033.33
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter19068419329278331168522469641008014.427.481.6861.167469112771.437.259.401.0008.958.300.934.0222.0638.36
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1323773029003900100.304.370.6961.06616527.385.392.522.00011.1133.333.007.4111.5071.43
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622878787370251120037112001200.304.370.6961.06619962336.385.392.522.00011.1133.333.007.4111.5071.43
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625858615636323995270143507314.267.347.457.80426762667.313.190.315.00010.5021.462.043.4425.5039.86

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2001Staten Island Yankees NYPLA-nya21OF66--802518782.9431.24------66100.086.8
2002Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya22OF50--70-3-7370.9591.40------6576.937.6
2002Midland RockHounds TexAAoak22OF2--2---221.0001.00------2100.01.4
2002Norwich Navigators EastAAnya22OF18--272213129.9351.61------18100.012.8
2003New Haven Ravens EastAAtor23OF66--12533-131128.9771.94------10463.546.5
2004New Hampshire Fisher Cats EastAAtor24OF29--362-138381.0001.31------12922.520.6
2004New Hampshire Fisher Cats EastAAtor241B16--1278315138135.9788.44------12912.411.3
2005Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor25OF71--133731143140.9791.97------13552.649.3
2005Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25DH4---------------757.12.5
2006Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor26OF55--9545-10499.9521.80------6091.738.5
2007Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor27OF105--168662180174.9671.66------13378.972.9
2007Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27RF33245---551.0001.670.21-----650.01.9
2007Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27DH3---------------650.01.9
2008Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAlan28OF84--136631145142.9791.69------9489.458.7
2009Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan29CF4--11---11111.0002.75------1625.02.8
2009Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan29RF4--4---441.0001.00------1625.02.8
2009Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan29LF5--5---551.0001.00------1631.33.5
2009Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn29RF16--151--16161.0001.00------8918.011.1
2009Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn29LF65--9322-9795.9791.46------8973.045.1
2009Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn29CF1---------------891.10.7
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH7---------------70.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF33245---551.0001.670.21-----30.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF315--53223174572555.9701.76------3150.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF70--9822-102100.9801.43------700.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF20--191--20201.0001.00------200.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF5--11---11111.0002.20------50.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF115--190752202197.9751.71------1150.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B16--1278315138135.9788.44------160.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF50--70-3-7370.9591.40------500.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF66--802518782.9431.24------660.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2001Staten Island Yankees NYPLA-nya21---------66-
2002Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya22---------50-
2002Midland RockHounds TexAAoak22---------2-
2002Norwich Navigators EastAAnya22---------18-
2003New Haven Ravens EastAAtor23---------66-
2004New Hampshire Fisher Cats EastAAtor24--16------29-
2005Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor25---------71-
2005Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25----------4
2006Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor26---------55-
2007Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor27---------105-
2007Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27--------3-3
2008Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAlan28---------84-
2009Albuquerque Isotopes PCLAAAlan29------544--
2009Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn29------65116--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2002Phoenix Desert DogsArizona Fall LgMinor22331171431404152082420202.265.318.402.720478129.297.137.2226.2018.603.003.1029.2525.81
2007Toronto Blue JaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB271524452024112300102.208.259.542.80113427.150.334.4177.4111.111.507.4112.0080.00
2008Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB28119542001002100000.444.545.6671.2126211.500.223.44418.189.090.500.000.0050.00
2009Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2922000001000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs331171431404152082420202.265.318.402.720478129.297.137.2226.2018.603.003.1029.2525.81
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs2835994026114500102.257.325.543.86819640.241.286.40010.0012.501.255.0017.5066.67

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2000Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (DH) ... CWS Regionals Most Outstanding Player (Tallahassee)2
2001Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (OF) ... Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year ... 1st Team College All-American (OF) ... CWS Regionals Most Outstanding Player (Tallahassee)4
2005International League All-Star Team (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2003-01-27TradeTraded by Athletics to Blue Jays for a player to be named 
2002-07-06TradeTraded by Yankees with LHP Ted Lilly and RHP Jason Arnold to Athletics as part of three-way trade in which Yankees received RHP Jeff Weaver from Tigers and Tigers received 1B Carlos Pena RHP Franklyn German and a player to be named from Athletics July 6 2 
2001-06-14Contractsigned 
* 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
2001New York Yankees-212,200,000-------2,200,000Signing Bonus out of 2001 Draft (1st round - 23rd overall)
2005Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll25300,000-79430-2,189,055300,0002,500,000
2007Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll27380,000-73731-2,459,737380,0002,880,000
* 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