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Willy TaverasTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2017 MLB Years: 2004-2010
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PositionsCF-733, OF-439, RF-65, LF-58, DH-3Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilly Taveras
Height6-0Weight160BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 25,1981 [36.358]PlaceTenares,Dominican Republic

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1999 by the Cleveland Indians.
Signing ScoutsWinston LlenasService Time5.076 (2011)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2001-CLE-#4 ... 2005-HOU-#3
MLB DebutSeptember 6,2004 [22.255]
OrganizationsCLE [4] COL [3] HOU [3] KCA [1] PHI [1] TEX [1] WAS [1] ATL [1] CIN [1] Awards3Awards Voting1-78
TBC Player ID7194Retrosheet IDtavew001MLBAM ID430838
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 2005
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed92Power32Contact70XBH25RBIs45Runs79Hitting71Durability56Team.507Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2000Burlington indiansAppRkcle-of1850190465043116369234461300.263.356.332.688638223.331.069.332.31810.3119.731.910.45190.0016.00
2001Columbus Red StixxSALAcle-of199739555107157332299227364307.271.317.367.68414525430.323.096.203.3015.1216.983.320.70131.6723.36
2002Columbus Red StixxSALAcle1of2085313688314142754124568182303.265.385.355.74011119381.324.090.367.34111.8117.851.511.0578.2522.89
2003Kinston IndiansCaroA+cle39of21113397641129623557125268126113.282.381.350.73113917468.335.068.312.33411.1114.531.310.43198.5015.18
2004Round Rock ExpressTexAAhou2of22103409761371312275511387696222.335.402.386.78815816464.405.051.252.3548.1916.382.000.43204.5011.68
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou1cf22101200000100101000.000.000.000.000002.000.0001.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou1cf231525928217213432934112510377414.291.325.341.66620220635.345.050.132.2973.9416.224.120.47197.3311.63
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou1cf241495298314719513033934881111206.278.333.338.67117925587.330.060.170.3025.7914.992.590.17529.0017.01
2007Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-of25414050000120210001.357.400.357.7575015.417.000-.071.3480.0013.330.000.000.000.00
2007Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol3cf259737264119132224339215577101.320.367.382.74914217408.370.062.183.3375.1513.482.620.49186.0014.29
2008Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol3cf26133479641201521266873679515304.251.308.296.60414218538.296.045.248.2776.6914.682.190.19479.0015.00
2009Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3cf2710240456971121152561858211202.240.275.285.56011514437.277.045.136.2524.1213.273.220.23404.0014.43
2010Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAtex7cf282391122531210226911104.275.323.396.719366100.284.121.187.3186.009.001.502.0045.5024.00
2010Gwinnett BravesILAAAatl7rf-cf281742651001414610002.119.213.143.3566147.139.024.190.1788.5112.771.500.000.0020.00
2010Totals for AAA-AAA         63229285082214153143343108.218.274.297.5716812251.246.079.192.2595.5813.152.360.80114.5024.00
2010Lehigh Valley IronPigsILAAAphi5cf282396102041039041822002.208.255.271.526265104.256.063.198.2393.8517.314.500.000.0025.00
2010Totals for IL-IL         401381625510413182432004.181.242.232.474326151.219.051.196.2205.3015.893.000.000.0024.00
2010Totals for AAA-AAA         63229285082214153143343108.218.274.297.5716812251.246.079.192.2595.5813.152.360.80114.5024.00
2010Washington NationalsNLMLBwas3rf282735770104122600000.200.243.257.5009137.241.057.086.2265.4116.223.000.000.0014.29
2011Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol3cf2997391671181751044134215117413.302.336.448.78417532424.323.146.223.3414.9512.032.432.3639.1027.12
2013Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca3rf-cf3179247365995227112184083305.239.308.340.6488416279.274.101.211.2906.4514.342.220.72123.5027.12
2014Puebla PericosMexAAA-32103415861312071157326497472145.316.396.477.87319838474.363.161.342.38410.3415.611.512.3237.7329.01
2015Sugar Land SkeetersAtlInd-3365249326070416212224735100.241.309.317.6267911280.281.076.241.2827.8616.792.141.4362.2518.33
2015Puebla PericosMexAAA-33521481003310220000.381.435.429.8649123.421.048.143.3850.008.700.000.000.0012.50
2016Puebla PericosMexAAA-3481329681071394441672647100217.325.390.456.84615026367.368.131.237.3667.0812.811.811.0982.2524.30
2017Monclova AcererosMexAAA-351034317713117612622152787193323.304.369.455.82419635483.355.151.251.3545.5918.013.222.4835.9226.72
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter67024123586627116812819544136390325212117.274.320.327.647789952644.323.053.172.0005.1414.752.870.30301.5014.35
Minor League Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter9833781675109814052533883438333566510337261147.290.362.397.75915012454282.338.107.264.0007.8215.531.991.2471.3422.31
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter535207736660985344125111230155336521814832.293.355.426.7818851602316.331.133.247.0006.6914.512.171.7750.6626.27
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter103409761371312275511387696222.335.402.386.78815816464.405.051.252.0008.1916.382.000.43204.5011.68
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter113397641129623557125268126113.282.381.350.73113917468.335.068.312.00011.1114.531.310.43198.5015.18
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1827081231902987598321671412466010.268.349.362.71125644811.323.094.275.0008.2617.392.100.86101.1423.16
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter50190465043116369234461300.263.356.332.688638223.331.069.332.00010.3119.731.910.45190.0016.00
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter65249326070416212224735100.241.309.317.6267911280.281.076.241.0007.8616.792.141.4362.2518.33
Houston Astros Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter311112216731932945968205919218196110.284.329.340.669381451224.338.056.151.0004.8215.693.250.33280.5014.11
Colorado Rockies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter23085112823928435010116571341222405.281.333.334.66728435946.329.053.220.0006.0314.162.350.32283.6714.64
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10240456971121152561858211202.240.275.285.56011514437.277.045.136.0004.1213.273.220.23404.0014.43
Washington Nationals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2735770104122600000.200.243.257.5009137.241.057.086.0005.4116.223.000.000.0014.29
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625838716017423147113394813304.274.320.327.64719123639.323.053.172.0005.1414.752.870.30301.5014.35
Average Minor - Per 162 games162623111181239964571455110176428.290.362.397.75924740706.338.107.264.0007.8215.531.991.2471.3422.31

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2000Burlington indians AppRkcle18OF50--11765-128123.9612.46------50100.074.6
2001Columbus Red Stixx SALAcle19OF91--20317112231220.9522.42------9793.866.9
2002Columbus Red Stixx SALAcle20OF84--15711101178168.9442.00------8598.860.4
2003Kinston Indians CaroA+cle21OF109--26756-278272.9782.50------11396.578.4
2004Round Rock Express TexAAhou22OF102--2071463227221.9742.17------10399.072.9
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22CF4-61---111.0000.250.17-----1040.02.5
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22LF2-4-------------1020.01.2
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22RF1-1-------------1010.00.6
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23CF14814412543321032345342.9912.310.27-----15297.491.4
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24CF1381201116335953349344.9862.490.31-----14992.685.2
2007Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol25OF3--3---331.0001.00------475.02.1
2007Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol25CF868571421274-223219.9822.550.31-----9788.752.8
2007Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol25DH3---------------973.11.8
2008Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol26CF124110993282672295288.9762.320.29-----13393.276.5
2009Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27CF9895839266742277273.9862.790.33-----10296.160.5
2010Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAtex28CF23--5911-6160.9842.61------23100.016.1
2010Lehigh Valley IronPigs ILAAAphi28CF22--63---63631.0002.86------2395.715.3
2010Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl28RF8--111--12121.0001.50------1747.15.6
2010Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl28CF6--11---11111.0001.83------1735.34.2
2010Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl28LF1--1---111.0001.00------175.90.7
2010Washington NationalsNLMLBwas28RF14557121-113131.0000.930.23-----2751.98.6
2010Washington NationalsNLMLBwas28LF6-51---111.0000.170.20-----2722.23.7
2010Washington NationalsNLMLBwas28CF31144---441.0001.330.29-----2711.11.9
2011Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol29CF55--10871-116115.9912.09------9756.738.2
2011Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol29LF27--5031-5453.9811.96------9727.818.8
2011Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol29RF11--1621-1918.9471.64------9711.37.6
2013Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca31RF31--401--41411.0001.32------7939.221.5
2013Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca31CF26--584116362.9842.38------7932.918.1
2013Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca31LF22--296-135351.0001.59------7927.815.3
MLB Totals for CF - 7 season(s)-   CF601555493614323923914941471.9852.450.30-----6010.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF15558121-113131.0000.870.22-----150.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF8-91---111.0000.130.11-----80.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH3---------------30.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF132--2991231314311.9902.36------1320.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF50--6741-7271.9861.42------500.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF50--809119089.9891.78------500.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF3--3---331.0001.00------30.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF102--2071463227221.9742.17------1020.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF109--26756-278272.9782.50------1090.00.0
A Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF175--36028213409388.9492.22------1750.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF50--11765-128123.9612.46------500.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2000Burlington indians AppRkcle18---------50-
2001Columbus Red Stixx SALAcle19---------91-
2002Columbus Red Stixx SALAcle20---------84-
2003Kinston Indians CaroA+cle21---------109-
2004Round Rock Express TexAAhou22---------102-
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22------241--
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23-------148---
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24-------138---
2007Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol25---------3-
2007Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol25-------86--3
2008Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol26-------124---
2009Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27-------98---
2010Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAtex28-------23---
2010Lehigh Valley IronPigs ILAAAphi28-------22---
2010Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl28------168--
2010Washington NationalsNLMLBwas28------6314--
2011Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol29------275511--
2013Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca31------222631--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004Scottsdale ScorpionsArizona Fall LgMinor22518281002210200000.444.444.500.9449118.500.056.1110.0011.110.000.000.0012.50
2005Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB23414251000001101000.357.400.429.8296116.385.072.1436.256.251.000.000.0020.00
2005Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB23614150000011101000.357.400.357.7575016.385.000.0006.256.251.000.000.000.00
2005Houston AstrosWorld SeriesMLB23415252100100322000.333.412.6001.0129319.417.267.3330.0015.790.000.000.0060.00
2006Dominican RepublicWBCTournament24722331000111500000.136.174.182.3564123.176.046.0914.3521.745.000.000.0033.33
2006Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB2413435162002503120000.372.438.419.85718248.381.047.2336.252.080.330.000.0012.50
2007Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB25174917182000814721000.367.436.408.84420256.429.041.2657.1412.501.750.000.0011.11
2008Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB26195781220069281123000.211.328.246.57414270.261.035.29811.4315.711.380.000.0016.67
2009Dominican RepublicWBCTournament2737020001016000000.286.615.286.9012013.286.000.71446.150.000.000.000.000.00
2009Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB27164481110023271110000.250.365.273.63812152.333.023.20513.4621.151.570.000.009.09
2010Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2824477140015215911000.298.377.362.73917154.351.064.1919.2616.671.801.8547.007.14
2011Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB292461132150066101222000.344.365.426.79126565.429.082.1640.0018.460.000.000.0023.81
2013Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3117326132101102400000.406.441.531.97217334.464.125.2195.8811.762.000.000.0023.08
World Baseball Classic Totals - 2 yrs1029351001127500000.172.333.207.5406136.208.035.24119.4413.890.710.000.0020.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs518281002210200000.444.444.500.9449118.500.056.1110.0011.110.000.000.0012.50
MLB Spring Training Totals - 7 yrs130333641051411223472955107000.315.387.372.75912416379.375.057.2257.6514.511.900.26333.0015.24
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs414251000001101000.357.400.429.8296116.385.072.1436.256.251.000.000.0020.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs614150000011101000.357.400.357.7575016.385.000.0006.256.251.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs415252100100322000.333.412.6001.0129319.417.267.3330.0015.790.000.000.0060.00

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2004Texas League All-Star (OF)1
2005MLB All-Rookie Team (OF) ... MLB All-Rookie Team (Baseball America) (OF)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2013-07-26OFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Royals31.213  
2013-04-26OFKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)-Minors--Activated from temporarily inactive list31.122Team Roster on 2013-04-26
2013-04-16OFKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)-Restricted--Placed on temporary inactive list31.112Team Roster on 2013-04-16
2013-04-06OFKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Omaha (AAA)31.102Team Roster on 2013-04-06
2012-12-11OFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract30.351Team Roster on 2012-12-11
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-01-24ContractSigned by Rockies 
2010-08-15ContractSigned by Rangers 
2010-07-03ContractSigned by Braves 
2010-06-03ContractSigned by Phillies 
2010-02-15ContractSigned by Nationals 
2010-02-09Released by Athletics 
2010-02-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-02-01TradeTraded by Reds with Adam Rosales to Athletics for Aaron Miles 
2010-01-31InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-09-22InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-08-19InjuredDisabled -- Strained left quadriceps muscle 
2008-01-18ContractSigned by Rockies (1-year) 
2007-09-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-08-15InjuredDisabled -- Groin 
2006-12-12TradeTraded by Astros with Taylor Buchholz and Jason Hirsh to Rockies for Jason Jennings and Miguel Asencio. 
2003-12-15Selected by Astros from Indians in Rule 5 major league draft 
1999-05-27ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
* 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
2004Houston AstrosTeam Payroll22300,000-75540-2,070,100300,000300,000
2005Houston AstrosTeam Payroll23316,000-75226142,189,055300,000616,000
2006Houston AstrosTeam Payroll24400,000-53318332,365,072327,0001,016,000
2007Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll25402,000-57522292,459,737380,0001,418,000
2008Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll261,975,000-32713642,696,252390,0003,393,000
2009Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll272,250,000-30610622,746,792400,0005,643,000
2010Washington NationalsTeam Payroll28400,000-75728-2,812,412400,0006,043,000
* 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