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Ray LankfordTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1987-2004 MLB Years: 1990-2004
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PositionsOF-1156, LF-452, CF-448, DH-4, RF-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRaymond Lewis Lankford
Height5-11Weight200BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJune 5,1967 [51.045]PlaceModesto,California
High SchoolDavis (Modesto,CA)
CollegeModesto Junior College (Modesto,CA)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (72nd overall) of the 1987 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (62nd overall) of the 1986 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1988-SLN-#4 ... 1989-SLN-#7 ... 1990-MLB-#19 ... 1990-SLN-#2 ... 1991-MLB-#51 ... 1991-SLN-#1
MLB DebutAugust 21,1990 [23.077]
OrganizationsSLN [16] SDN [2] Awards2Awards Voting3-39
TBC Player ID812Retrosheet IDlankr001MLBAM ID117484
RelationshipsNephew of Carl Nichols
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Player Notes:   Hit for the cycle on August 1, 1989 ... Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1991
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed78Power84Contact34XBH80RBIs70Runs64Hitting66Durability74Team.513Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1987Johnson City CardinalsAppRksln-of206625345781743321411194350100.308.367.443.81011224278.361.135.221.3576.8315.472.261.0884.3330.77
1988Springfield CardinalsMidwAsln-of21135532901512616116633176092101220.284.366.455.82124253605.325.171.314.3679.9215.211.531.8248.3635.10
1989Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-of2213449898158281211983810655740760.317.395.488.88324351574.336.171.357.39211.329.930.881.9245.2732.28
1990Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-of23132473611232581072307728150290.260.362.410.77219443552.294.150.351.34613.0414.671.131.8147.3034.96
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln16of2339126123610131282132700001.286.353.452.8055714139.344.166.317.3619.3519.422.082.1642.0038.89
1991St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln16of2415156683142231596944204111414314.251.301.392.69322247615.298.141.256.3106.6718.542.781.4662.8933.10
1992St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln16of2515359887175406208642247214752565.293.371.480.85128766682.356.187.338.37910.5621.552.042.9329.9037.71
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln16of26127407649717374514148111131375.238.366.346.71214127495.308.108.307.32716.3622.421.371.4158.1427.84
1994St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln16of2710941689111255195711105811340430.267.359.488.84720349482.319.221.363.36612.0323.441.953.9421.8944.14
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln16of2813248381134352258224863110205610.277.360.513.87324862553.309.236.400.37511.3919.891.754.5219.3246.27
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln16cf291495451001503682186357791333171012.275.366.486.85226565635.324.211.407.36512.4420.941.683.3125.9543.33
1997Prince William CannonsCaroA+sln-of30413341004114500100.308.444.385.8295118.444.077.385.37922.2227.781.250.000.0025.00
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln16cf30133465941373633198211195125005109.295.411.585.99627270565.338.290.516.42116.8122.121.325.4915.0051.09
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln16cf3115453394156371311052658615130454.293.391.540.93128869626.352.247.448.40013.7424.121.764.9517.1944.23
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln16lf321224227712932115631444911030236.306.380.493.87320848476.381.187.327.37910.2923.112.243.1528.1337.21
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln16lf3312839273991632665567014840616.253.367.508.87519945472.326.255.431.37514.8331.362.115.5115.0845.45
2001St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln16lf349126438621831539424410521384.235.345.496.84113136314.320.261.436.35014.0133.442.394.7817.6058.06
2001San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn16lf-cf3440125203610141960184020012.288.386.480.8666015145.395.192.384.37512.4127.592.222.7631.2541.67
2001Totals for NL-NL         131389589828419581026214541396.252.358.491.84919151459.346.239.419.35813.5131.592.344.1420.4752.04
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn16lf358120520467162622306121233.224.326.356.6827314240.286.132.278.30312.5025.422.032.5034.1730.43
2004Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-of379335700350031011001.212.297.485.78216338.200.273.364.3347.8926.323.337.8911.0042.86
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln12lf3792200365114162222295520446.255.349.425.7748521235.315.170.315.33212.3423.401.902.5533.3341.18
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter1701574796815613565423887425811782815503610536877.272.364.477.84127396486674.330.205.374.00012.4123.221.873.5724.1541.51
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter48018023025219740382771164622328825213171.289.373.451.8248121752065.324.162.324.00010.8013.951.291.8447.4233.59
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter141506661302581377307759161291.257.358.415.77321046590.290.158.352.00012.7115.421.212.2038.9235.38
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13449898158281211983810655740760.317.395.488.88324351574.336.171.357.00011.329.930.881.9245.2732.28
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter413341004114500100.308.444.385.8295118.444.077.385.00022.2227.781.250.000.0025.00
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter135532901512616116633176092101220.284.366.455.82124253605.325.171.314.0009.9215.211.531.8248.3635.10
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6625345781743321411194350100.308.367.443.81011224278.361.135.221.0006.8315.472.261.0884.3330.77
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter158054179281479339522288292501157801449329516472.273.365.481.84626066196289.330.208.377.00012.4023.041.863.6323.7641.85
San Diego Padres Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter12133040821721045824810141245.248.349.403.75213329385.326.155.318.00012.4726.232.102.6033.0035.37
Average MLB - Per 162 games16254792149345238325117914831567.272.364.477.84126162636.330.205.374.00012.4123.221.873.5724.1541.51
Average Minor - Per 162 games162608102176331413933916759781460.289.373.451.82427459697.324.162.324.00010.8013.951.291.8447.4233.59

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1987Johnson City Cardinals AppRksln20OF66--143751155150.9682.27------66100.095.7
1988Springfield Cardinals MidwAsln21OF128--28457-296289.9762.26------13594.892.1
1989Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln22OF134--3679112387376.9722.81------134100.099.3
1990Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln23OF132--3338111352341.9692.58------132100.090.4
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23OF35--9211-9493.9892.66------3989.721.6
1991St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24OF149--367762380374.9842.51------15198.792.0
1992St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25OF153--43852-445443.9962.90------153100.094.4
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26OF121--31267-325318.9782.63------12795.374.7
1994St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27OF104--260561271265.9782.55------10995.491.2
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28OF129--300732310307.9902.38------13297.790.2
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29CF144--35691-366365.9972.53------14996.688.9
1997Prince William Cannons CaroA+sln30OF2--6---661.0003.00------450.01.4
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30CF132--292492305296.9702.24------13399.281.5
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31CF145--337752349344.9862.37------15494.289.5
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31DH1---------------1540.60.6
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32LF105--21063-219216.9862.06------12286.165.2
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32CF2--4---441.0002.00------1221.61.2
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32DH1---------------1220.80.6
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33LF116-90917835-186181.9731.560.20-----12890.671.6
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33CF2-1011--221.0001.000.20-----1281.61.2
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33DH1---------------1280.80.6
2001St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34LF85-663135551145140.9661.650.21-----9193.452.5
2001San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34LF21-1623211-3433.9711.570.20-----4052.513.0
2001San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34CF16-11231---31311.0001.940.28-----4040.09.9
2001San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34RF2-9-------------405.01.2
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn35LF59-42598441106102.9621.730.24-----8172.836.4
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn35CF3-15--1-1---------813.71.9
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn35DH1---------------811.20.6
2004Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln37OF3--5---551.0001.67------933.32.1
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln37LF66433928214-8783.9541.260.21-----9271.740.7
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln37CF42213---331.0000.750.14-----924.32.5
MLB Totals for OF - 6 season(s)-   OF691--17693125518251800.9862.60------6910.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 5 season(s)-   LF45243255173520222777755.9721.670.30-----4520.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 8 season(s)-   CF448215810242116410611045.9852.336.61-----4480.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH4---------------40.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF2-9-------------20.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF135--3388111357346.9692.56------1350.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF134--3679112387376.9722.81------1340.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF2--6---661.0003.00------20.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF128--28457-296289.9762.26------1280.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF66--143751155150.9682.27------660.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1987Johnson City Cardinals AppRksln20---------66-
1988Springfield Cardinals MidwAsln21---------128-
1989Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln22---------134-
1990Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln23---------132-
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23---------35-
1991St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24---------149-
1992St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25---------153-
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26---------121-
1994St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27---------104-
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28---------129-
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29-------144---
1997Prince William Cannons CaroA+sln30---------2-
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30-------132---
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31-------145--1
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32------1052--1
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33------1162--1
2001St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34------85----
2001San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn34------21162--
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn35------593--1
2004Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln37---------3-
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln37------664---

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1996St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB2912110000001000000.500.667.5001.167103.500.000.50033.330.000.000.000.000.00
1996St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB29513100001001400000.000.071.000.0710014.000.000.0777.1428.574.000.000.000.00
2000St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB33310221003002500000.200.333.300.6333112.400.100.30016.6741.672.500.000.0050.00
2000St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB33512141001001500000.333.385.417.8025113.571.084.1677.6938.465.000.000.0025.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs412331003003500000.250.400.333.7334115.429.083.33320.0033.331.670.000.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs1025241002002900000.160.222.200.4225127.250.040.1207.4133.334.500.000.0025.00

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1995National League Player of the Week (September 4-September 10)1
1996National League Player of the Week (July 15-July 21)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2004-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-09-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2004-07-25InjuredDisabled -- - 
2004-02-18ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
2002-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-09-11InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-08-23InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2002-07-05InjuredDisabled -- right hamstring strain 
2001-08-02TradeTraded by Cardinals with Cash to Padres for Woody Williams. 
* 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
1990St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll23100,000-64928-515,727100,000100,000
1991St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll24125,000-5342124742,231100,000225,000
1992St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll25230,000-4701942962,245109,000455,000
1993St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll26290,000-4561550968,431109,000745,000
1994St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll271,650,000-207778++957,101109,0002,395,000
1995St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll282,800,000-127587++999,520109,0005,195,000
1996St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll292,416,667-131886++957,870109,0007,611,667
1997St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll304,466,667-72593++1,182,177150,00012,078,334
1998St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll314,666,667-74492++1,276,192170,00016,745,001
1999St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll326,600,000-35297++1,454,491200,00023,345,001
2000St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll337,600,000-29297++1,394,248200,00030,945,001
2001San Diego PadresTeam Payroll348,100,000-41196++1,897,758200,00039,045,001
2001St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll348,100,000-41296++1,897,758200,00039,045,001
2002San Diego PadresTeam Payroll358,100,000-47195++2,011,045200,00047,145,001
2004St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll37650,000-43618522,070,100300,00047,795,001
* 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