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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Kenneth Ford
Stat Years
1979-1986
Height/Weight
5-11 / 191
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
OF (400) ... C (55) ... 1B (1)
Draft Position
C
Born Date/Place
1958-02-21 in Rhine, Georgia   [62.331]
High School
None listed
Colleges
Albany State University (Albany, Georgia)
Draft
Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in Round #10 (#250 overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
Service Time
Organizations
PIT [8]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 78868
Relations
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1979Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit-21c14014728365221990132000300.245.301.347.648163519.252.102.2667.9812.271.5473.51.2325.0
    1980Shelby PiratesSALApit-22c2122430661141721575135398140300.265.330.419.74947618034.263.154.2948.1917.022.0828.73.1529.8
    1981Greenwood PiratesSALApit-23of321741223311113051210000.311.363.419.78280315.216.108.3616.2515.002.4074.01.2521.7
    1981Alexandria DukesCaroA+pit-23of-c3822854274112636122236171100.260.329.375.70431710719.232.115.3117.2619.242.6547.51.8925.7
    1982Alexandria DukesCaroA+pit1924of4115393671182222496105336830230.300.357.550.90743121648.346.250.3107.6615.782.0616.45.5740.7
    1983Lynn SailorsEastAApit-25of5873175583152135431295621220.262.326.445.77135114130.281.183.2808.2615.951.9324.43.7036.1
    1983Hawaii IslandersPCLAAApit-25of513446911161041200000.205.271.341.61248153.250.136.2588.3325.003.0044.02.0833.3
    1984Nashua PiratesEastAApit-26of6135523681482556712010307920630.283.321.384.70556120136.178.101.3205.3514.082.6387.21.0724.3
    1985Nashua PiratesEastAApit2227of711638051107132753155264230450.282.329.382.71141314522.195.100.2996.3010.171.6254.31.6920.6
    1986Nashua PiratesEastAApit-28of813390102009215201030.256.341.308.64945122.205.052.27011.114.440.400.00.0020.0
    1986Hawaii IslandersPCLAAApit-28of84914816381120210172800210.257.287.358.6451575313.142.101.3114.4617.834.000.00.0034.2
    Minor League Totals79327804117601252175451883021446122323170.273.328.414.74230421152221.239.141.3027.0315.152.1537.12.4729.1
    Minor: Rk Totals4014728365221990132000300.245.301.347.648163519.252.102.2667.9812.271.5473.51.2325.0
    Minor: A Totals143504781372031686165449350300.272.335.419.75455621139.256.147.3047.9116.732.1131.52.8828.5
    Minor: A+ Totals1976781091923343013222756129101330.283.345.476.82174832367.298.193.3107.4917.252.3022.64.0134.9
    Minor: AA Totals3511259174348559261874017901797212130.276.325.396.721137049990.210.120.3026.5713.071.9948.41.9025.9
    Minor: AAA Totals62192224712312711114000210.245.283.354.6372056816.167.109.3015.3719.513.64192.00.4934.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1979Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRk21C1700.08112519893.9495.500.0032.742.52
    1979Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRk211B100.0102211412.85712.000.001.92.54
    1980Shelby PiratesSALA22C1100.0144312118.8571.600.008.09.03
    1981Greenwood PiratesSALA23OF2100.0373104140.9761.900.0014.6100.07
    1981Alexandria DukesCaroA+23C2700.01632441191187.9796.900.0019.732.92
    1981Alexandria DukesCaroA+23OF4600.0605326865.9561.400.0033.656.14
    1982Alexandria DukesCaroA+24OF7400.0108591122113.9261.500.0055.264.33
    1983Lynn SailorsEastAA25OF7200.0116972132125.9471.700.0051.882.83
    1983Hawaii IslandersPCLAAA25OF500.06201881.0001.600.003.538.57
    1984Nashua PiratesEastAA26OF8300.01625110178167.9382.000.0059.361.53
    1985Nashua PiratesEastAA27OF7300.0129752141136.9651.900.0052.562.94
    1986Nashua PiratesEastAA28OF800.01400014141.0001.800.005.761.59
    1986Hawaii IslandersPCLAAA28OF1800.0281213129.9351.600.0012.536.78
    AAA Totals - (OF)23003432212.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (OF)236004212123412.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (C)2700163244117.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (OF)120001681012312.0000.000.00---------
    A Totals - (C)11001443112.0000.000.00---------
    A Totals - (OF)21003731012.0000.000.00---------
    Rk Totals - (C)170081125116.0000.000.00---------
    Rk Totals - (1B)10010221112.0000.000.00---------
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1979Minor-171--------
    1980Minor-11---------
    1981Minor-27-------67-
    1982Minor---------74-
    1983Minor---------77-
    1984Minor---------83-
    1985Minor---------73-
    1986Minor---------26-
    Totals-551------400-