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Rick ShortTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1992-2009 MLB Years: 2005-2005
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Played in Japan

Positions3B-529, 2B-244, OF-240, 1B-139, SS-7, C-2Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRichard Ryan Short
Height6-0Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 6,1972 [46.005]PlaceElgin,Illinois
High SchoolSouth Elgin (Elgin,IL)
CollegeWestern Illinois University (Macomb,IL)

DraftedSelected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 33rd round (923rd overall) of the 1994 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsFred Peterson
MLB DebutJune 10,2005 [32.186]
OrganizationsBAL [7] ANA [1] CHN [1] KCA [1] MON [1] WAS [1] Awards6
TBC Player ID7021Retrosheet IDshorr001MLBAM ID430907
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed42Power52Contact87XBH42RBIs65Runs37Hitting86Durability77Team.483Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1992Western Illinois UniversiMCCNCAA-13b194114330464101522141000000.322.382.364.746525157.346.042.140.3458.926.370.710.000.0010.87
1993Western Illinois UniversiMCCNCAA-13b204115028561423173011600000.373.416.553.9698319161.376.180.273.4266.833.730.551.8650.0033.93
1994Western Illinois UniversiMCCNCAA-13b2142161456010443415317700000.373.433.559.9929018178.373.186.366.4319.553.930.412.2540.2530.00
1994Bluefield OriolesAppRkbal-3b216422939698043546222320213.301.365.389.7548912255.319.088.175.3388.639.021.051.5757.2517.39
1995Bluefield OriolesAppRkbal-2b-3b22113991120212212110102.282.326.487.81319443.243.205.282.3504.652.330.504.6519.5036.36
1995Frederick KeysCaroA+bal-3b22513110002101200000.077.143.077.2201014.091.000.154.1167.1414.292.000.000.000.00
1995High Desert MavericksCalifA+bal-2b2229981441304121210520002.418.482.5711.053567110.416.153.245.4669.094.550.503.6424.5017.07
1995Totals for A+-A+         341111542304142211720002.378.444.514.958577124.380.136.234.4268.875.650.643.2327.7516.67
1995Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         451502453506264313830104.353.413.507.9207611167.343.154.247.4067.784.790.623.5925.0020.75
1996Frederick KeysCaroA+bal143b23126474681483303541272944554214.312.355.401.75619036517.336.089.160.3365.618.511.520.58158.0024.32
1997Frederick KeysCaroA+bal142b-3b2412648073153291107210738441271220.319.382.446.82821440538.335.127.213.3687.068.181.161.8648.0026.14
1998Frederick KeysCaroA+bal-of25592213668140628321829813112.308.376.452.82810020251.328.144.231.3657.1711.551.612.3936.8329.41
1998Bowie BaysoxEastAAbal-of-2b25348712204021800131801402.230.317.345.662306105.254.115.264.29712.3817.141.381.9043.5030.00
1998Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-3b251334361014004410100.176.275.294.56910240.167.118.235.26110.0010.001.002.5034.0033.33
1998Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         1063425194190950323551928114.275.350.409.75914028396.293.134.240.3368.8412.881.462.2738.0029.79
1999Bowie BaysoxEastAAbal3of-1b2611239260123190166261434890529.314.390.485.87519035449.321.171.293.3829.5810.691.123.5624.5028.46
2000Bowie BaysoxEastAAbal33b-2b2711644763148391982334454808214.331.394.483.87721649507.355.152.251.3828.6810.651.231.7849.6733.11
2000Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-3b271337391013004420000.243.349.351.70013243.250.108.216.3239.309.301.002.3337.0022.22
2000Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1294846615740110853348581008214.324.391.473.86422951550.347.149.248.3788.7310.551.211.8248.4032.48
2001West Tennessee Diamond JaSouAAchn-1b-of28819550000015110000.263.440.263.7035025.278.000.211.34820.004.000.200.000.000.00
2001Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn93b281053133886191534212242351013.275.327.390.71712225344.303.115.188.3156.4012.211.911.4562.6029.07
2001Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1133324391191534222743451013.274.335.383.71812725369.302.109.190.3177.3211.651.591.3666.4027.47
2002Salt Lake StingersPCLAAAana141b-of291054107114629276832234390414.356.399.488.88720038446.382.132.190.3875.169.641.871.5758.5726.03
2003Chiba LotteJap PacIntl-of30127472611433201258333960602018.303.362.447.80921144519.326.144.227.3557.5111.561.542.3139.3330.77
2004Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAmon71b-3b314015213511302191110710105.336.378.461.8397015164.340.125.191.3666.104.270.701.2276.0029.41
2004Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca343b31893163089160748111539413015.282.320.399.71912623339.300.117.165.3144.4211.502.602.0645.1425.84
1995Totals for PCL-PCL         12946843140290967222546514020.299.339.419.75819638503.314.120.173.3364.979.151.841.7952.0027.14
2005New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAwas-1b-2b3210837672144351117054462771368.383.456.5691.02521447433.390.186.311.43910.626.240.592.5434.1832.64
2005Washington NationalsNLMLBwas352b321115462024001110000.400.471.9331.40414417.333.533.600.5745.885.881.0011.767.5066.67
2006Tohoku RakutenJap PacIntl-3310940133126270434552251521216.314.357.411.76816531431.352.097.152.3375.1011.832.320.93100.2524.60
2007Tohoku Rakuten Golden EagJap PacIntl-553411541831138310453222944632222.330.380.433.81318135458.360.103.172.3596.339.611.520.87104.5025.36
2008Tohoku Rakuten Golden EagJap PacIntl--35134491621633121271402551315111.332.365.477.84223445525.349.145.204.3664.769.712.042.2940.9227.61
2009Tohoku Rakuten Golden EagJap PacIntl--366118413477031341132430124.255.313.342.6556310201.278.087.174.2916.4711.941.851.4961.3321.28
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1115462024001110000.400.471.9331.40414417.333.533.600.0005.885.881.0011.767.5066.67
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter116341376101318265690623543934943575214117123.319.379.451.83018653614623.336.132.220.0007.559.411.251.9545.9727.39
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter473163823053111443424612912416627713745.324.378.461.8397551521809.343.137.214.0006.859.181.341.8848.1828.63
AA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter270945140296621271629510512118117425.313.386.467.853441901086.330.154.269.0009.6711.141.152.4935.0030.41
A+ Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter34512861924117912316827189612427138548.320.377.436.8135611031430.338.116.198.0006.718.671.291.6155.9125.06
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter75268488010064767242430315.299.359.403.76210816298.307.104.190.0008.058.051.002.0144.6720.00
Intl Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter5461966200617128235229181112823023611771.314.361.434.7958541652134.340.120.189.0006.0010.781.801.6456.1726.74
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter124454103162287766205422300000.357.411.496.90722542496.366.139.264.0008.474.640.551.4164.8625.93
Washington Nationals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1115462024001110000.400.471.9331.40414417.333.533.600.0005.885.881.0011.767.5066.67
Average MLB - Per 162 games16222159882902959001515150000.400.471.9331.40420659250.333.533.600.0005.885.881.0011.767.5066.67
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625768518437113878549611036217.319.379.451.83026050644.336.132.220.0007.559.411.251.9545.9727.39

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1994Bluefield Orioles AppRkbal213B60--40117149171157.9182.62------6493.888.2
1995Bluefield Orioles AppRkbal222B7--916132625.9623.57------1163.610.8
1995Bluefield Orioles AppRkbal223B4--313121716.9414.00------1136.46.2
1995High Desert Mavericks CalifA+bal222B25--4859712114107.9394.28------2986.217.9
1995High Desert Mavericks CalifA+bal223B5--38--11111.0002.20------2917.23.6
1995Frederick Keys CaroA+bal223B1---41-54.8004.00------520.00.7
1996Frederick Keys CaroA+bal233B99--751952819298270.9062.73------12678.671.2
1996Frederick Keys CaroA+bal232B20--2631386057.9502.85------12615.914.4
1996Frederick Keys CaroA+bal23SS7--517222422.9173.14------1265.65.0
1997Frederick Keys CaroA+bal242B63--117129931255246.9653.90------12650.045.0
1997Frederick Keys CaroA+bal243B54--45103139161148.9192.74------12642.938.6
1998Frederick Keys CaroA+bal25OF43--885119493.9892.16------5972.930.7
1998Frederick Keys CaroA+bal253B10--712212119.9051.90------5916.97.1
1998Frederick Keys CaroA+bal252B5--913-322221.0004.40------598.53.6
1998Frederick Keys CaroA+bal251B4--311-432321.0008.00------596.82.9
1998Bowie Baysox EastAAbal25OF12--23---23231.0001.92------3435.38.5
1998Bowie Baysox EastAAbal252B9--55111110.9091.11------3426.56.3
1998Bowie Baysox EastAAbal253B3--111-32.6670.67------348.82.1
1998Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal253B12--819--27271.0002.25------1392.38.3
1998Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal251B1--8--1881.0008.00------137.70.7
1999Bowie Baysox EastAAbal26OF60--119221123121.9842.02------11253.642.6
1999Bowie Baysox EastAAbal261B34--22116324240237.9886.97------11230.424.1
1999Bowie Baysox EastAAbal263B12--517212422.9171.83------11210.78.5
1999Bowie Baysox EastAAbal262B4--22-1441.0001.00------1123.62.8
2000Bowie Baysox EastAAbal273B26--1442556156.9182.15------11622.418.3
2000Bowie Baysox EastAAbal272B23--3351-984841.0003.65------11619.816.2
2000Bowie Baysox EastAAbal271B15--104528111109.9827.27------11612.910.6
2000Bowie Baysox EastAAbal27OF15--281-129291.0001.93------11612.910.6
2000Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal273B8--416222220.9092.50------1361.55.6
2000Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal27OF2--21--331.0001.50------1315.41.4
2000Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal271B1--5---551.0005.00------137.70.7
2001West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn281B2--182-320201.00010.00------825.01.4
2001West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn28OF2--4---441.0002.00------825.01.4
2001West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn283B2---------------825.01.4
2001West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn282B1---1--111.0001.00------812.50.7
2001Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn283B90--67121815196188.9592.09------10585.762.9
2001Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn282B6--1012-422221.0003.67------1055.74.2
2001Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn281B4--10---10101.0002.50------1053.82.8
2001Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn28OF1---------------1051.00.7
2002Salt Lake Stingers PCLAAAana291B17--13017111148147.9938.65------10516.211.8
2002Salt Lake Stingers PCLAAAana29OF9--11-1-1211.9171.22------1058.66.3
2002Salt Lake Stingers PCLAAAana292B9--1820254038.9504.22------1058.66.3
2002Salt Lake Stingers PCLAAAana293B5--371-1110.9092.00------1054.83.5
2004Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca313B58--42129910180171.9502.95------8965.240.3
2004Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca312B20--4256189998.9904.90------8922.513.9
2004Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmon311B13--108418113112.9918.62------4032.59.1
2004Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmon313B10--1014-124241.0002.40------4025.07.0
2004Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmon312B10--2124-745451.0004.50------4025.07.0
2004Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmon312B6--6380115144143.99323.83------4015.04.2
2004Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmon313B6--52143911204195.95632.50------4015.04.2
2004Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca31OF6--8---881.0001.33------896.74.2
2005New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAwas321B47--28838334329326.9916.94------10843.533.6
2005New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAwas322B30--5063213115113.9833.77------10827.821.4
2005New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAwas323B26--855636963.9132.42------10824.118.6
2005New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAwas32OF4--9---991.0002.25------1083.72.9
2005New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAwas32C2--1---111.0000.50------1081.91.4
2005Washington NationalsNLMLBwas322B633078121615.9382.500.50-----1154.53.7
2005Washington NationalsNLMLBwas321B1-441--551.0005.001.25-----119.10.6
Intl Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF86--124-3-127124.9761.44------860.00.0
Intl Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B38--2549638074.9251.95------380.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B633078121615.9382.500.50-----60.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1-441--551.0005.001.25-----10.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 6 season(s)-   3B215--1945043542733698.9523.25------2150.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 6 season(s)-   1B83--54959554613608.9927.33------830.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B81--204255652465459.9875.67------810.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF22--3011-3231.9691.41------220.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C2--1---111.0000.50------20.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF89--174322179177.9891.99------890.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B51--34323535371366.9877.18------510.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 4 season(s)-   3B43--2060868880.9091.86------430.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B37--405911110099.9902.68------370.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 4 season(s)-   3B169--1303224429496452.9112.67------1690.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B113--2002321954451432.9583.82------1130.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF43--885119493.9892.16------430.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS7--517222422.9173.14------70.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B4--311-432321.0008.00------40.00.0
Rk Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B64--431301511188173.9202.70------640.00.0
Rk Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B7--916132625.9623.57------70.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1994Bluefield Orioles AppRkbal21-----60-----
1995Bluefield Orioles AppRkbal22---7-4-----
1995High Desert Mavericks CalifA+bal22---25-5-----
1995Frederick Keys CaroA+bal22-----1-----
1996Frederick Keys CaroA+bal23---20799-----
1997Frederick Keys CaroA+bal24---63-54-----
1998Frederick Keys CaroA+bal25--45-10---43-
1998Bowie Baysox EastAAbal25---9-3---12-
1998Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal25--1--12-----
1999Bowie Baysox EastAAbal26--344-12---60-
2000Bowie Baysox EastAAbal27--1523-26---15-
2000Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal27--1--8---2-
2001West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn28--21-2---2-
2001Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn28--46-90---1-
2002Salt Lake Stingers PCLAAAana29--179-5---9-
2004Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca31---20-58---6-
2004Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmon31--1316-16-----
2005New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAwas32-24730-26---4-
2005Washington NationalsNLMLBwas32--16-------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2010Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari37Special Assignment Scout1626597.40127.05Kirk Gibson,A.J. Hinch
2011Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari38Scout1629468.580--1Kirk GibsonLost in 1st Round (Diamondbacks)
2012Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari39Scout1628181.50013.04Kirk Gibson
2013Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari40Scout1628181.50011.02Kirk Gibson
2014Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari41Scout1626498.39530.05Kirk Gibson,Alan Trammell
2015Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari42Scout1627983.48813.03Chip Hale
2016Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari43Scout1626993.42622.04Chip Hale
2017Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari44Scout1629369.57411.02Torey LovulloLost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
2018Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari45Scout1628280.5069.53Torey Lovullo
2018Kane County CougarsMidwAMinorari45Hitting Coach1387266.5228.04Blake Lalli
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [6]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1993Mid-Continent Conference All-Conference (3B)1
1994Appalachian League All-Star (3B)1
1996Carolina League All-Star Team (UT)1
1997Carolina League All-Star Team (2B)1
2000Eastern League All-Star Team (UT)1
2005Pacific Coast League All-Star (DH)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2004-10-25ContractSigned by Expos 
2004-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency 
2004-07-23TradeTraded by Royals to Expos July 23 2004 
2003-12-15ContractSigned by Royals 
2003-01-01ContractSigned by Chiba (Japan) 
2002-10-15Free AgentGranted free agency 
2001-12-07ContractSigned by Angels 
2001-10-15Free AgentGranted free agency 
2000-11-26ContractSigned by Cubs 
2000-10-15Free AgentGranted free agency 
1994-06-09Contractsigned 
* 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
2005Washington NationalsTeam Payroll32300,000-79450-2,189,055300,000300,000
* 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