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Rafael PalmeiroTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1983-2015 MLB Years: 1986-2005
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Positions1B-2148, OF-459, DH-438Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRafael Corrales Palmeiro
Height6-0Weight190BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateSeptember 24,1964 [53.274]PlaceHavana,Cuba
High SchoolJackson (Miami,FL)
CollegeMississippi State University (Starkville,MS)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 1st round (22nd overall) of the 1985 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the New York Mets [Team Picks] in the 8th round (189th overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$100,000Signing ScoutsEarl Winn
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1986-CHN-#6 ... 1987-CHN-#1
MLB DebutSeptember 8,1986 [21.349]
OrganizationsTEX [10] BAL [7] CHN [4] Awards20Awards Voting10-465
TBC Player ID625Retrosheet IDpalmr001MLBAM ID120191
RelationshipsCousin of Orlando Palmeiro, Father of Patrick Palmeiro, Father of Preston Palmeiro
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed49Power83Contact84XBH79RBIs84Runs53Hitting77Durability84Team.507Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1983Mississippi StateCollegeFr-1b185723469951831878123331100000.406.479.7391.21817339267.376.333.513.52612.364.120.336.7413.0041.05
1984Mississippi State UniversSECNCAA-11b19612368798183299480351000000.415.491.8861.37720950271.350.471.653.58512.923.690.2910.708.1451.02
1985Mississippi State UniversSECNCAA-11b20652506875130206741342500000.300.384.592.97614833284.268.292.440.42511.978.800.747.0412.5044.00
1985Peoria ChiefsMidwAchn-of2073279348322455193313421220.297.369.459.82812831315.322.162.294.3669.8410.791.101.5955.8037.35
1986Pittsfield CubsEastAAchn-of2114050966156292129515754322113130.306.367.442.80922543579.301.136.257.3509.335.530.592.0742.4227.56
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn15of21227391840312114610004.247.295.425.72031778.234.178.233.3195.137.691.503.8524.3338.89
1987Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-of22572143664143114143222231410.299.366.547.91311728244.286.248.355.3879.029.021.004.5119.4543.75
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25of22842213261151143022202610214.276.336.543.87912030244.257.267.357.3728.2010.661.305.7415.7949.18
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25of23152580751784158531223834326611.307.349.436.78525354629.313.129.212.3476.045.410.891.2772.5030.34
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex31b2415655976154234864436348622318.275.354.374.72820935632.289.099.213.3339.977.590.761.2769.8822.73
1990Texas RangersALMLBtex251b25154598721913561489334059328624.319.361.468.82928055651.332.149.216.3656.149.061.482.1542.7128.80
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex251b2615963111520349326884368726271017.322.389.532.92133678714.328.210.320.4039.5210.081.063.6424.2738.42
1992Texas RangersALMLBtex251b271596088416327422852372831056810.268.352.434.78626453701.277.166.283.35310.2711.841.153.1427.6432.52
1993Texas RangersALMLBtex251b28160597124176402371052237385529228.295.371.554.92533179686.287.259.414.39110.6412.391.165.3916.1444.89
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal251b29111436821393202376735463206111.319.392.550.94224055498.326.231.365.40410.8412.651.174.6218.9639.57
1995Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal251b301435548917230239104316265305512.310.380.583.96332371624.292.273.388.4109.9410.421.056.2514.2141.28
1996Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal251b3116262611018140239142809596308129.289.381.546.92734281732.285.257.422.39212.9813.111.015.3316.0544.75
1997Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal251b3215861495156242381105267109506614.254.329.485.81429864692.249.231.345.3509.6815.751.635.4916.1641.03
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal251b3316261998183361431211177991704814.296.379.565.94435080709.286.269.404.40111.1412.831.156.0614.4043.72
1999Texas RangersALMLBtex25dh3415856596183301471482497693091412.324.420.6301.05035678674.297.306.474.43614.3910.240.716.9712.0242.62
2000Texas RangersALMLBtex251b351585651021632933912021103773071714.288.397.558.95531571678.272.270.453.39915.1911.360.755.7514.4943.56
2001Texas RangersALMLBtex251b361606009816433047123111019070688.273.381.563.94433880714.249.290.458.39614.1512.610.896.5812.7748.78
2002Texas RangersALMLBtex221b-dh37155546991493404310520104946071610.273.391.571.96231277663.255.298.493.40215.6914.180.906.4912.7051.68
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex17dh-1b38154561921462123811220847750497.260.359.508.86728561654.240.248.401.36912.8411.770.925.8114.7641.78
2004Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal251b391545506814229023882186616091515.258.359.436.79524052651.251.178.336.34013.219.370.713.5323.9136.62
2005Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal251b401103694798130186020434320849.266.339.447.78616531422.253.181.304.33810.1910.191.004.2720.5031.63
2015Sugar Land SkeetersAtlInd-5014120001001000000.500.600.5001.100205.500.000.250.49020.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 20 Season(s)Filter283110472166330205853856918359740135313488715119171231.288.371.515.8865388119212046.283.227.361.00011.2311.191.004.7218.4039.47
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2701002136303659281872813107887319160.302.367.469.8364701021138.304.167.288.0009.407.730.822.4635.7933.66
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter572143664143114143222231410.299.366.547.91311728244.286.248.355.0009.029.021.004.5119.4543.75
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter14050966156292129515754322113130.306.367.442.80922543579.301.136.257.0009.335.530.592.0742.4227.56
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter73279348322455193313421220.297.369.459.82812831315.322.162.294.0009.8410.791.101.5955.8037.35
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter14120001001000000.500.600.5001.100205.500.000.250.00020.000.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter183720224268496672392441024600000.372.450.7361.186530122822.331.364.533.00012.415.600.458.1510.7545.52
Texas Rangers Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter1573583095816923212532110394421805754541365113128.290.378.519.89730266676767.284.229.371.00011.9011.140.944.7418.1639.42
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter10003768589107120472237013814486528280465184.284.366.520.88619584344328.277.236.371.00011.2312.201.095.1516.9040.52
Chicago Cubs Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter25887411625760625951556266528719.294.341.462.80340491951.293.168.251.0006.526.941.062.6334.9635.41
Average MLB - Per 162 games16259995173332331056277775171013.288.371.515.88630868689.283.227.361.00011.2311.191.004.7218.4039.47
Average Minor - Per 162 games162601821823951711217864534211100.302.367.469.83628261683.304.167.288.0009.407.730.822.4635.7933.66

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1985Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn20OF70--113711121120.9921.71------7395.950.0
1986Pittsfield Cubs EastAAchn21OF130--248932260257.9881.98------14092.992.9
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21OF20--342414036.9001.80------2290.912.5
1987Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn22OF47--8842-9492.9791.96------5782.534.1
1987Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn221B9--629-771711.0007.89------5715.86.5
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22OF45--641-165651.0001.44------8453.628.0
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn221B18--1128115121120.9926.67------8421.411.2
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23OF147--292651303298.9832.03------15296.790.7
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn231B5--305-135351.0007.00------1523.33.1
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex241B147--11671191210612981286.9918.75------15694.290.7
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex24DH6---------------1563.83.7
1990Texas RangersALMLBtex251B146--121591712313131306.9958.95------15494.890.1
1990Texas RangersALMLBtex25DH6---------------1543.93.7
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex261B157--1305961211914131401.9928.92------15998.796.9
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex26DH2---------------1591.31.2
1992Texas RangersALMLBtex271B156--1251143713114011394.9958.94------15998.196.3
1992Texas RangersALMLBtex27DH2---------------1591.31.2
1993Texas RangersALMLBtex281B160--1388147513315401535.9979.59------160100.098.8
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal291B111--9596648710291025.9969.23------111100.099.1
1995Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal301B142--1181119412013041300.9979.15------14399.398.6
1996Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal311B159--1388119815715151507.9959.48------16298.198.1
1996Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31DH3---------------1621.91.9
1997Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal321B155--13041121012414261416.9939.14------15898.195.7
1997Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32DH3---------------1581.91.9
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal331B159--1435124912715681559.9949.81------16298.198.1
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal33DH3---------------1621.91.9
1999Texas RangersALMLBtex34DH135---------------15885.483.3
1999Texas RangersALMLBtex341B28--26113123275274.9969.79------15817.717.3
2000Texas RangersALMLBtex351B108-91982056486880876.9958.110.95-----15868.466.7
2000Texas RangersALMLBtex35DH46---------------15829.128.4
2001Texas RangersALMLBtex361B113-996905838112996988.9928.740.99-----16070.669.8
2001Texas RangersALMLBtex36DH46---------------16028.828.4
2002Texas RangersALMLBtex371B97-83673984583828823.9948.480.98-----15562.659.9
2002Texas RangersALMLBtex37DH55---------------15535.534.0
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex38DH96---------------15462.359.3
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex381B555546244549253496494.9968.981.07-----15435.734.0
2004Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal391B1301281137108995811411921184.9939.111.04-----15484.480.2
2004Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal39DH20---------------15413.012.3
2005Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal401B938274874858468810806.9958.671.08-----11084.557.4
2005Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal40DH15---------------11013.69.3
MLB Totals for 1B - 19 season(s)-   1B2139265509817742158711117821944019329.9949.043.79-----21390.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 14 season(s)-   DH438---------------4380.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF212--390993408399.9781.88------2120.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF47--8842-9492.9791.96------470.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B9--629-771711.0007.89------90.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF130--248932260257.9881.98------1300.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF70--113711121120.9921.71------700.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1985Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn20---------70-
1986Pittsfield Cubs EastAAchn21---------130-
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21---------20-
1987Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn22--9------47-
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22--18------45-
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23--5------147-
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex24--147-------6
1990Texas RangersALMLBtex25--146-------6
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex26--157-------2
1992Texas RangersALMLBtex27--156-------2
1993Texas RangersALMLBtex28--160--------
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29--111--------
1995Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30--142--------
1996Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31--159-------3
1997Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32--155-------3
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal33--159-------3
1999Texas RangersALMLBtex34--28-------135
2000Texas RangersALMLBtex35--108-------46
2001Texas RangersALMLBtex36--113-------46
2002Texas RangersALMLBtex37--97-------55
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex38--55-------96
2004Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal39--130-------20
2005Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal40--93-------15

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1996Baltimore OriolesDiv SeriesMLB31417431012001600000.176.222.412.6347218.200.236.2945.5633.336.005.5617.0066.67
1996Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB31517440024004400000.235.381.588.96910221.182.353.58819.0519.051.009.528.5050.00
1997Baltimore OriolesDiv SeriesMLB32412232000000200000.250.250.417.6675212.300.167.1670.0016.670.000.000.0066.67
1997Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB32625372012000900000.280.280.480.76012325.400.200.2000.0036.000.004.0025.0042.86
1999Texas RangersDiv SeriesMLB34311030000001100000.273.333.273.6063012.300.000.0918.338.331.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs1140693012002900000.225.262.375.63715442.267.150.2004.7621.434.502.3840.0044.44
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs114271120360041300000.262.326.524.85022546.308.262.3578.7028.263.256.5214.0045.45

Awards [20]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1984College Summer League Player of the Year1
1989American League Player of the Week (May 22-May 28)1
1992American League Player of the Week (July 6-July 12)1
1993AL Player of the Month (July) ... American League Player of the Week (June 28-July 4) ... American League Player of the Week (July 26-August 1)3
1997American League Gold Glove (First Base)1
1998AL Player of the Month (June) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (1B) ... American League Gold Glove (First Base) ... Baltimore Orioles Player of the Year4
1999AL Player of the Month (June) ... AL Player of the Month (August) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (DH) ... American League Gold Glove (First Base) ... American League Player of the Week (August 16-August 22) ... Baseball America First-Team Major League All-Star (DH) ... Edgar Martinez Award (Outstanding MLB DH) ... Texas Rangers Player of the Year8
2000Texas Rangers Player of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2005-08-01Suspended for 10 days for drug violation 
2004-01-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
2003-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-12-04ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1998-10-23Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1993-12-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1993-10-25Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-12-05TradeTraded by Cubs with Drew Hall and Jamie Moyer to Rangers for Pablo Delgado, Luis Benitez, Curtis Wilkerson, Steve Wilson, Paul Kilgus and Mitch Williams. 
1985-06-11Contractsigned 
* 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
1985Chicago Cubs-20100,000-------100,000Signing Bonus out of 1985 Draft (1st round - 22nd overall)
1986Chicago CubsTeam Payroll2160,000-61427-386,34760,000160,000
1987Chicago CubsTeam Payroll2262,500-5132427344,90660,000222,500
1988Chicago CubsTeam Payroll2390,000-5082028392,10762,500312,500
1989Texas RangersTeam Payroll24212,000-3901552429,80262,500524,500
1990Texas RangersTeam Payroll25300,000-3911345515,727100,000824,500
1991Texas RangersTeam Payroll261,475,000-160778++742,231100,0002,299,500
1992Texas RangersTeam Payroll273,850,000-24498++962,245109,0006,149,500
1993Texas RangersTeam Payroll284,550,000-22298++968,431109,00010,699,500
1994Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll295,406,603-62100++957,101109,00016,106,103
1995Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll304,906,603-37397++999,520109,00021,012,706
1996Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll315,406,603-26298++957,870109,00026,419,309
1997Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll325,337,021-39496++1,182,177150,00031,756,330
1998Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll336,515,828-23298++1,276,192170,00038,272,158
1999Texas RangersTeam Payroll348,849,931-14299++1,454,491200,00047,122,089
2000Texas RangersTeam Payroll358,620,921-20198++1,394,248200,00055,743,010
2001Texas RangersTeam Payroll369,000,000-33297++1,897,758200,00064,743,010
2002Texas RangersTeam Payroll378,712,986-40496++2,011,045200,00073,455,996
2003Texas RangersTeam Payroll389,000,000-53594++2,163,527300,00082,455,996
2004Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll394,000,000-154484++2,070,100300,00086,455,996
2005Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll403,000,000-227775++2,189,055300,00089,455,996
* 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