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John OlerudTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1987-2005 MLB Years: 1989-2005
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Drafted
Rated Prospect
World Series Champion

Positions1B-2055, DH-133Position when Drafted1B-PPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Garrett Olerud
Height6-5Weight220BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateAugust 5,1968 [50.015]PlaceSeattle,Washington
High SchoolInterlake (Bellevue,WA)
CollegeWashington State University (Pullman,WA)

DraftedSelected by the Toronto Blue Jays [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (79th overall) of the 1989 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the New York Mets [Team Picks] in the 27th round (682nd overall) of the 1986 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$575,000Signing ScoutsAndy Pienovi
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1990-MLB-#3 ... 1990-TOR-#1
MLB DebutSeptember 3,1989 [21.029]
OrganizationsTOR [8] SEA [5] NYN [3] BOS [1] NYA [1] Awards13Awards Voting3-249
TBC Player ID643Retrosheet IDolerj001MLBAM ID119976
RelationshipsSon of John Olerud
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Player Notes:   Suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which caused bleeding into the spinal column during the 1989 College season. As a result, he wore a batting helmet in the field throughout his career ... Hit for the cycle on September 11, 1997 and on June 16,2001
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed24Power69Contact82XBH62RBIs76Runs32Hitting79Durability79Team.549Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1987Washington StateCollegeFr1b1827781928111530000000000.359.359.7181.077561778.315.359.359.4530.000.000.006.4115.6060.71
1988Washington StateCollegeSo1b196623383108213238110502200000.464.558.8761.43420447283.452.412.631.60917.677.770.448.1310.1343.52
1989Washington StateCollegeJr1b203858122450520000000000.414.414.7591.173441058.358.345.345.5200.000.000.008.6211.6041.67
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor91b2068230000000100000.375.375.375.750308.429.000.000.3410.0012.500.000.000.000.00
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor9dh211113584395151144802577511465.265.364.430.79415430421.297.165.318.35513.5417.811.323.3325.5731.58
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor91b221394546411630117680268846310912.256.353.438.79119948541.273.182.328.34912.5715.531.243.1426.7141.38
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor91b231384586813028016661070611171115.284.375.450.82520644537.294.166.321.36613.0411.360.872.9828.6333.85
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor91b241585511092005422410702114657073312.363.473.5991.07233080679.375.236.439.45416.799.570.573.5322.9640.00
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor91b251083844711429212671261533051211.297.393.477.87018343453.315.180.336.37313.4711.700.872.6532.0037.72
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor91b26135492721433208540084544011017.291.398.404.80219940581.313.113.285.36014.469.290.641.3861.5027.97
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor91b271253985910925018611060371001610.274.382.472.85418843469.265.198.352.37312.797.890.623.8422.1139.45
1997New York MetsNLMLBnyn51b2815452490154341221020085671308519.294.400.489.88925657630.298.195.357.38813.4910.630.793.4923.8237.01
1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn51b291605579119736422932296734171115.354.447.551.99830762665.373.197.370.43014.4410.980.763.3125.3231.47
1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn51b30162581107173390199630125661106522.298.427.463.89026958723.307.165.386.39717.299.130.532.6330.5833.53
2000Seattle MarinersALMLBsea51b311595658416145014103021029642101117.285.392.439.83124859683.316.154.331.36414.9314.060.942.0540.3636.65
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea51b321595729117332121953194705171921.302.401.472.87327054679.311.170.337.37213.8410.310.743.0927.2431.21
2002Seattle MarinersALMLBsea51b3315455385166390221020098665012619.300.403.490.89327161668.302.190.367.38614.679.880.673.2925.1436.75
2003Seattle MarinersALMLBsea51b34152539641453501083018467623720.269.372.390.76221045634.290.121.275.33913.2510.570.801.5853.9031.03
2004Seattle MarinersALMLBsea51b3578261296413152200404161436.245.354.360.7149419312.269.115.268.31912.8213.141.031.6052.2029.69
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya181b354916416467042600212020115.280.367.396.7636511188.298.116.244.33911.1710.640.952.1341.0023.91
2004Totals for AL-AL         12742545110201948006161815411.259.359.374.73315930500.281.115.259.32712.2012.201.001.8047.2227.27
2005Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-1b36310230012002100002.300.417.6001.0176112.250.300.500.43416.678.330.508.3310.0033.33
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos191b368717318507073700162000326.289.344.451.7957814192.289.162.254.3418.3310.421.253.6524.7128.00
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter2234759211392239500132551230111412751016881296157232.295.398.465.86335307689063.309.170.338.00014.0711.210.802.8129.7734.30
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter310230012002100002.300.417.6001.0176112.250.300.500.00016.678.330.508.3310.0033.33
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter310230012002100002.300.417.6001.0176112.250.300.500.00016.678.330.508.3310.0033.33
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1313691141603743313110502200000.434.501.8241.32530474419.404.390.528.00011.935.250.447.8811.1846.25
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter9203103464910213610947138514430325358782.293.395.471.86614623283689.308.178.342.00013.9311.660.842.9528.4736.04
Seattle Mariners Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter702249035370916427240534418340266364683.285.388.439.82710932382976.301.154.322.00014.0511.420.812.4234.5833.57
New York Mets Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter476166228852410956329152306206281212156.315.425.501.9268321772018.326.186.371.00015.1610.210.673.1226.3833.78
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8717318507073700162000326.289.344.451.7957814192.289.162.254.0008.3310.421.253.6524.7128.00
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4916416467042600212020115.280.367.396.7636511188.298.116.244.00011.1710.640.952.1341.0023.91
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625518316236118891192746171117.295.398.465.86325656657.309.170.338.00014.0711.210.802.8129.7734.30
Average Minor - Per 162 games162540108162005410800108540000108.300.417.6001.01732454648.250.300.500.00016.678.330.508.3310.0033.33

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor201B5--192--21211.0004.20------683.33.1
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor20DH1---------------616.70.6
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor21DH90---------------11181.155.6
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor211B18--13310210145143.9867.94------11116.211.1
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor221B135--11207857712031198.9968.87------13997.183.3
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22DH1---------------1390.70.6
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor231B133--10578177211451138.9948.56------13896.482.1
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23DH1---------------1380.70.6
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor241B137--1160971010712671257.9929.18------15886.784.6
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24DH20---------------15812.712.3
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor251B104--82468683898892.9938.58------10896.390.4
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25DH3---------------1082.82.6
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor261B133--109989410311921188.9978.93------13598.592.4
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor271B101--781562107839837.9988.29------12580.862.3
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27DH15---------------12512.09.3
1997New York MetsNLMLBnyn281B146--1292120712514191412.9959.67------15494.890.1
1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn291B157--1258116511913791374.9968.75------16098.196.9
1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn301B160--1344105912714581449.9949.06------16298.898.2
2000Seattle MarinersALMLBsea311B158-13581271133515414091404.9968.891.03-----15999.497.5
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea321B158-13471210121911613401331.9938.420.99-----15999.497.5
2002Seattle MarinersALMLBsea331B152-13171169101512212751270.9968.360.96-----15498.793.8
2002Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33DH2---------------1541.31.2
2003Seattle MarinersALMLBsea341B15214312871096125312612241221.9988.030.95-----152100.093.8
2004Seattle MarinersALMLBsea351B777164554952158602601.9987.810.93-----7898.747.5
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya351B474740036825134394393.9978.360.98-----4995.929.0
2005Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos361B2--114-215151.0007.50------366.71.4
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos361B803843141640141457456.9985.701.06-----8792.049.4
MLB Totals for 1B - 17 season(s)-   1B205329967851616614198215811766717585.9958.572.59-----20530.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 8 season(s)-   DH133---------------1330.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2--114-215151.0007.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor20--5-------1
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor21--18-------90
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22--135-------1
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23--133-------1
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24--137-------20
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25--104-------3
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26--133--------
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27--101-------15
1997New York MetsNLMLBnyn28--146--------
1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn29--157--------
1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn30--160--------
2000Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31--158--------
2001Seattle MarinersALMLBsea32--158--------
2002Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33--152-------2
2003Seattle MarinersALMLBsea34--152--------
2004Seattle MarinersALMLBsea35--77--------
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya35--47--------
2005Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos36--2--------
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36--80--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1991Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB22519130003003100000.158.273.158.4313022.167.000.15813.644.550.330.000.000.00
1992Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB23623482014002500000.348.400.565.96513325.412.217.3048.0020.002.504.0023.0037.50
1992Toronto Blue JaysWorld SeriesMLB23413240000000400000.308.308.308.6164013.444.000.0000.0030.770.000.000.000.00
1993Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB24623581003004100000.348.444.391.8359127.364.043.21714.813.700.250.000.0012.50
1993Toronto Blue JaysWorld SeriesMLB24517541012004100000.235.381.471.8528221.200.236.47119.054.760.254.7617.0050.00
1999New York MetsDiv SeriesMLB30416370016003200000.438.526.6251.15110119.462.187.37515.7910.530.675.2616.0014.29
1999New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB30627480026002300000.296.345.519.86414229.273.223.2966.9010.341.506.9013.5025.00
2000Seattle MarinersDiv SeriesMLB31310230012002100000.300.417.6001.0176112.250.300.50016.678.330.508.3310.0033.33
2000Seattle MarinersChamp. SeriesMLB31620373012102200000.350.409.6501.05913422.353.300.4509.099.091.004.5520.0057.14
2001Seattle MarinersDiv SeriesMLB32517130001003500000.176.300.176.4763020.250.000.17615.0025.001.670.000.000.00
2001Seattle MarinersChamp. SeriesMLB32519240013002400000.211.286.368.6547121.214.157.2639.5219.052.004.7619.0025.00
2004New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB35414232000001210000.214.313.357.6705216.250.143.2146.2512.502.000.000.0066.67
2004New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB35412120012001101010.167.231.417.6485114.100.250.3337.147.141.007.1412.0050.00
2005Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB3637021000002000000.286.444.429.873319.286.143.42922.220.000.000.000.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 5 yrs1964818302900111010000.281.395.422.81727576.308.141.31314.4713.160.912.6332.0027.78
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 7 yrs3814320406062310161701010.280.352.448.8006412160.283.168.28710.0010.631.063.7523.8330.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs930781012004500000.267.353.400.75312234.292.133.26711.7614.711.252.9430.0025.00

Awards [13]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1988Baseball America College Player of the Year1
1989College Summer League Player of the Year1
1993AL Player of the Month (June) ... AL Player of the Month (April) ... American League Player of the Week (May 31-June 6)3
1995American League Player of the Week (July 10-July 16)1
1997National League Player of the Week (September 22-September 28)1
1998National League Player of the Week (September 14-September 20) ... National League Player of the Week (August 3-August 9) ... New York Mets Player of the Year3
2000American League Gold Glove (First Base)1
2002American League Gold Glove (First Base)1
2003American League Gold Glove (First Base)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2005-08-16InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-08-04InjuredDisabled -- left hamstring strain 
2005-05-01ContractSigned by Red Sox (minor) 
2004-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-08-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
2004-07-27Released by Mariners. 
2002-12-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
2002-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1999-12-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1999-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1997-11-24ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
1997-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-12-20TradeTraded by Blue Jays with Cash to Mets for Robert Person. 
1989-08-26Contractsigned 
* 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
1989Toronto Blue Jays-20575,000-------575,000Signing Bonus out of 1989 Draft (3rd round - 79th overall)
1989Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll2062,500-69132-429,80262,500637,500
1990Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll21100,000-64928-515,727100,000737,500
1991Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll22293,667-4041943742,231100,0001,031,167
1992Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll23387,500-3922252962,245109,0001,418,667
1993Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll241,562,500-2161477++968,431109,0002,981,167
1994Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll253,750,000-52595++957,101109,0006,731,167
1995Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll265,750,000-17399++999,520109,00012,481,167
1996Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll276,500,000-11299++957,870109,00018,981,167
1997New York MetsTeam Payroll286,500,000-20198++1,182,177150,00025,481,167
1998New York MetsTeam Payroll293,750,000-103789++1,276,192170,00029,231,167
1999New York MetsTeam Payroll304,250,000-116788++1,454,491200,00033,481,167
2000Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll316,350,000-56294++1,394,248200,00039,831,167
2001Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll326,700,000-75292++1,897,758200,00046,531,167
2002Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll336,950,000-81392++2,011,045200,00053,481,167
2003Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll347,700,000-76391++2,163,527300,00061,181,167
2004Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll357,700,000-75292++2,070,100300,00068,881,167
2004New York YankeesTeam Payroll357,700,000-751292++2,070,100300,00068,881,167
2005Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll36300,000-79438-2,189,055300,00069,181,167
* 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