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So TaguchiHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1992-2011 MLB Years: 2002-2009
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Played in Japan
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
World Series Champion

PositionsLF-292, CF-254, OF-200, RF-167, 2B-3, DH-1Position when DraftedLF-CFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameSo Taguchi
Height5-10Weight163BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 2,1969 [48.231]PlaceHyogo,Japan

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 2002 by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Signing Bonus$600,000Service Time4.079 (2007)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2002-SLN-#6
MLB DebutJune 10,2002 [32.343]
OrganizationsSLN [6] CHN [1] PHI [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID7622Retrosheet IDtagus001MLBAM ID408039
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed74Power44Contact72XBH41RBIs54Runs64Hitting65Durability51Team.533Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1992OrixJap PacIntl--22471231233100175082609001.268.313.374.6874611140.333.106.211.3135.7118.573.250.71123.0033.33
1993OrixJap PacIntl--233183122371053231204002.277.302.386.68832890.324.109.157.3053.3313.334.000.000.0034.78
1994OrixJap PacIntl--2410832955101171643103236235406.307.354.419.77313824364.358.112.204.3426.3217.032.701.6554.8323.76
1995OrixJap PacIntl--25130495761222429611474380425707.246.308.358.66617735574.274.112.212.2997.4913.941.861.5755.0028.69
1996OrixJap PacIntl--261285097414224174410429614234015.279.321.371.69218932569.303.092.161.3085.1010.722.101.2372.7122.54
1997OrixJap PacIntl--27135572921683241056714974316304.294.351.416.76723846643.322.122.219.3417.6211.511.511.5657.2027.38
1998OrixJap PacIntl--28132497851352629418848683232013.272.338.386.72419237573.299.114.211.3248.3811.871.421.5755.2227.41
1999OrixJap PacIntl--29133524771412119561162991114109.269.308.365.67319131569.311.096.160.3005.1015.993.141.5858.2221.99
2000OrixJap PacIntl--30129509771422638499255803110012.279.353.389.74219837578.318.110.232.3339.5213.841.451.3863.6326.06
2001OrixJap PacIntl--3113445370127216842664388126107.280.343.406.74918435524.332.126.221.3298.2116.792.051.5356.6327.56
2002New Haven RavensEastAAsln-of322610721331001153191530101.308.375.430.8054611120.348.122.224.3567.5012.501.670.83107.0033.33
2002Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln6of32913043775170536631344511305.247.286.352.63810722336.271.105.158.2823.8713.103.381.4960.8029.33
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         11741158108270651942259811406.263.310.372.68215333456.291.109.175.3024.8212.942.681.3268.5030.56
2002St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln99lf-cf321915460002102102000.400.471.400.8716019.429.000.200.39810.535.260.500.000.000.00
2003Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln8of3390258316682224145223625105.256.318.326.6448412288.290.070.190.2917.6412.501.640.69129.0018.18
2003St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln99cf-rf334354914313130041101012.259.310.519.82928759.275.260.333.3456.7818.642.755.0818.0050.00
2004Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln8of34175551840176011020002.327.362.455.81725558.386.128.255.3571.7217.2410.001.7255.0027.78
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln99lf-cf341091792652102325631223210316.291.337.419.7567515206.314.128.212.3275.8311.171.921.4659.6728.85
2005St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln99rf-lf35143396451142128531122062224211.288.322.412.73416331424.321.124.197.3184.7214.623.101.8949.5027.19
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln99lf-cf361343164684191231113324829219.266.335.351.68611122361.306.085.212.3078.8613.301.500.55158.0026.19
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln99cf-lf371303074889150330742332631010.290.350.368.71811318340.315.078.163.3246.769.411.390.88102.3320.22
2008Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi99lf388891182051093081404002.220.283.297.580276103.260.077.198.2647.7713.591.750.000.0030.00
2009Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn6rf-cf3985258376481429443232914011.248.347.333.6808613304.265.085.209.31210.5310.531.001.3264.5020.31
2009Chicago CubsNLMLBchn99lf39611131000001400000.273.333.364.6974112.429.091.182.3138.3333.334.000.000.0033.33
2010Orix BuffaloesJap PacIntl--40531191731603101072812204.261.302.387.689469131.311.126.193.3045.3421.374.002.2939.6729.03
2011Orix BuffaloesJap PacIntl--41621982754100015311536323015.273.333.323.6566410239.333.050.136.2976.2815.062.400.000.0018.52
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter6721369197382747191633912102195123110540.279.332.385.7175271001524.312.106.200.0006.6912.801.911.2572.0526.18
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter3099821312564731311133137713721179024.261.325.354.679348631106.289.093.192.0006.9612.391.781.1875.5424.61
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter283875110223373129630126812218178023.255.319.345.66430252986.282.090.189.0006.9012.371.791.2272.9223.32
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2610721331001153191530101.308.375.430.8054611120.348.122.224.0007.5012.501.670.83107.0033.33
Intl Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter122244116741219224217042987403527062618124185.276.332.384.71616953154994.314.108.198.0007.0514.142.011.4063.0125.84
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter578126717835968619154361293177122710538.283.336.391.727496931409.315.108.200.0006.6012.561.901.3566.6825.91
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8891182051093081404002.220.283.297.580276103.260.077.198.0007.7713.591.750.000.0030.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter611131000001400000.273.333.364.6974112.429.091.182.0008.3333.334.000.000.0033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623304792182539932547372110.279.332.385.71712724367.312.106.200.0006.6912.801.911.2572.0526.18
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625156913425275817740721195013.261.325.354.67918233580.289.093.192.0006.9612.391.781.1875.5424.61

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2002New Haven Ravens EastAAsln32OF26--6412-6765.9702.50------26100.018.6
2002Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln32OF88--1961121209207.9902.35------9196.762.0
2002St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32CF6-2582--10101.0001.670.40-----1931.63.7
2002St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32LF8-113-1-43.7500.380.27-----1942.14.9
2003Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln33OF70--170311174173.9942.47------9077.849.0
2003St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33LF112276---661.0000.550.22-----4325.66.8
2003St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33RF131285---551.0000.380.18-----4330.28.0
2003St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln332B1-2-------------432.30.6
2003St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33CF16558192-121211.0001.310.36-----4337.29.9
2004Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln34OF16--30---30301.0001.88------1794.111.1
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34CF311817643---43431.0001.390.24-----10928.419.1
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34RF28376161--17171.0000.610.22-----10925.717.3
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34LF531519240-2-4240.9520.750.21-----10948.632.7
2005St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35CF502827458---58581.0001.160.21-----14335.030.9
2005St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35RF57353187532-8078.9751.370.25-----14339.935.2
2005St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35LF5228280502-152521.0001.000.19-----14336.432.1
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln362B1-211--221.0002.001.00-----1340.70.6
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36DH1---------------1340.70.6
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36CF59353539025-9792.9481.560.26-----13444.036.6
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36LF70353618711-8988.9891.260.24-----13452.243.5
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36RF71195---551.0000.710.26-----1345.24.3
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln37RF82235---551.0000.630.22-----1306.24.9
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln372B1-21-1-21.5001.000.50-----1300.80.6
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln37LF4121212492215351.9621.240.24-----13031.525.3
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln37CF6341380118111120119.9921.890.31-----13048.538.9
2008Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi38CF118-------------881.10.6
2008Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi38LF3828922-2-2422.9170.580.25-----8843.223.5
2008Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi38RF1197211---11111.0001.000.15-----8812.56.8
2009Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn39CF28--392--41411.0001.46------8532.919.4
2009Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn39RF42--714-175751.0001.79------8549.429.2
2009Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn39LF16--131--14141.0000.88------8518.811.1
2009Chicago CubsNLMLBchn39LF321511--221.0000.670.13-----650.01.9
2009Chicago CubsNLMLBchn39RF1-31---111.0001.000.33-----616.70.6
MLB Totals for LF - 8 season(s)-   LF2761051187258682272264.9710.960.22-----2760.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 7 season(s)-   CF2261281274336762349343.9831.520.27-----2260.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 7 season(s)-   RF1255153911842-124122.9840.980.23-----1250.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B3-6211-43.7501.000.50-----30.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF174--3961432413410.9932.36------1740.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF42--714-175751.0001.79------420.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF28--392--41411.0001.46------280.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF16--131--14141.0000.88------160.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF26--6412-6765.9702.50------260.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2002New Haven Ravens EastAAsln32---------26-
2002Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln32---------88-
2002St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32------86---
2003Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln33---------70-
2003St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33---1--111613--
2004Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln34---------16-
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34------533128--
2005St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35------525057--
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36---1--70597-1
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln37---1--41638--
2008Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi38------38111--
2009Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn39------162842--
2009Chicago CubsNLMLBchn39------3-1--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2002Maryvale SaguarosArizona Fall LgMinor32341131634621902141412002.301.383.416.799479130.337.115.22110.7710.771.000.77113.0026.47
2004St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB3432000000000101000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2004St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB3424110001000200000.250.250.250.500104.500.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2005St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB3531000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2005St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB3566000000000300000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2006St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB362772121720044181000102.236.309.264.57319281.270.028.1819.8812.351.250.000.0011.76
2006St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB36211100110000000001.0001.0004.0005.000411.0003.0003.0000.000.000.00100.001.00100.00
2006St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB36531310130000000001.0001.0002.3333.3337231.0001.3331.3330.000.000.0033.333.0066.67
2006St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB36411320000001202000.182.250.182.4322014.222.000.0917.1414.292.000.000.000.00
2007St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3725544910031341021202.167.242.185.42710163.196.018.0566.3515.872.500.000.0011.11
2008Philadelphia PhilliesMLB Spring TrainingMLB38234011144004208810002.350.469.450.91918449.438.100.35016.3316.331.000.000.0028.57
2008Philadelphia PhilliesChamp. SeriesMLB3844000000000000000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB39304281121010107720000.262.392.357.74915351.314.095.28613.7313.731.000.000.0027.27
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs341131634621902141412002.301.383.416.799479130.337.115.22110.7710.771.000.77113.0026.47
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs10520835519102184273551306.245.342.298.6406210244.290.053.20211.0714.341.300.000.0019.61
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs52110011000000000.500.5002.0002.500412.0001.5001.5000.000.000.0050.002.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 4 yrs1815131013000401000.200.200.467.6677216.200.267.2670.0025.000.006.2515.0066.67
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs615430001001402000.200.250.200.4503018.273.000.0675.5622.224.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2009-10-16Released by Cubs 
2009-01-14ContractSigned by Cubs to minor league contract 
2008-11-04Released by Phillies 
2007-12-05Released by Cardinals 
2007-01-16ContractSigned by Cardinals to avoid arbitration 
2004-12-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
2004-12-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-01-29ContractSigned as undrafted Free Agent by Cardinals. 
2002-01-09ContractSigned by Cardinals 
1992-06-01Drafted by Orix (Japan) in first round of 1992 Japanese draft 
* 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
2002St. Louis Cardinals-32600,000-------600,000Signing Bonus as an amateur free agent
2002St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll32200,000-75740-2,011,045200,000800,000
2003St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll331,200,000-34518572,163,527300,0002,000,000
2004St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll341,200,000-33314632,070,100300,0003,200,000
2005St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll35550,000-47820462,189,055300,0003,750,000
2006St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll36825,000-42720472,365,072327,0004,575,000
2007St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll37925,0004.07942220472,459,737380,0005,500,000
2008Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll38900,000-42820532,696,252390,0006,400,000
2009Chicago CubsTeam Payroll39400,000-72432-2,746,792400,0006,800,000
* 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