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Steve BalboniTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1976-1993 MLB Years: 1981-1993
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Drafted
World Series Champion

Positions1B-1169, DH-281Position when Drafted1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameStephen Charles Balboni
Height6-3Weight235BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 16,1957 [61.213]PlaceBrockton,Massachusetts
High SchoolManchester Memorial (Manchester,NH)
CollegeEckerd College (St. Petersburg,FL)

DraftedSelected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (52nd overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsBill Livesey
MLB DebutApril 22,1981 [24.096]
OrganizationsNYA [8] KCA [5] TEX [3] SEA [1] Awards2Awards Voting2-11
TBC Player ID8412Retrosheet IDbalbs001MLBAM ID110494
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Player Notes:   MVP of the Cape Cod Summer League in 1977 ... Inducted into the International League Hall of Fame in 2011
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed19Power91Contact20XBH88RBIs85Runs57Hitting46Durability64Team.526Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1977Eckerd CollegeIndyDiv2NCAA Div 21b2043176565972267720304700000.335.432.8411.27314835206.320.506.688.53014.5622.821.5712.626.7759.32
1978Eckerd CollegeSSCNCAA Div 21b21421396356102144601332000000.403.517.8061.32311226172.400.403.633.56819.1911.630.618.149.9346.43
1978Fort Lauderdale YankeesFSLA+nya-1b216017619365011910204720100.205.291.250.541446199.271.045.165.26010.0523.622.350.50176.0016.67
1978West Haven YankeesEastAAnya-2122000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1978Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         6217819365011910204920100.202.289.247.536446201.271.045.163.2579.9524.382.450.50178.0016.67
1979Fort Lauderdale YankeesFSLA+nya-1b22140504691271922691216915460500.252.346.452.79822847584.307.200.339.35611.8226.372.234.4519.3837.01
1980Nashville SoundsSouAAnya-1b2314152110115725234122428216251400.301.399.553.95228861613.374.252.413.42113.3826.431.985.5515.3238.85
1981Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-1b24125434681072123398005514660350.247.337.532.86923156498.287.285.412.38711.0429.322.656.6313.1552.34
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya661b2447221102001400000.286.375.7141.089528.667.428.571.46512.5050.004.000.000.00100.00
1982Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-1b25833135789171328601386820620.284.359.6521.01120450359.260.368.486.43110.5818.941.798.919.7856.18
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya361b253310782021240063400101.187.228.280.508305114.250.093.150.2315.2629.825.671.7553.5025.00
1983Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-1b26843177287140278111489160720.274.373.574.94718241378.291.300.451.41012.7024.071.907.1411.7447.13
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya28,661b263286820205170082300102.233.295.430.72537795.254.197.291.3228.4224.212.885.2617.2035.00
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca181b27126438581072322877004513940159.244.320.498.81821853488.290.254.356.3599.2228.483.095.7415.6449.53
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca451b281606007414628236881152166505414.243.307.477.78428666662.273.234.320.3417.8525.083.195.4416.6745.21
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca451b29138512541172512988004314610628.229.286.451.73723155562.257.222.307.3217.6525.983.405.1617.6647.01
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca451b-dh3012138644801112460003497203111.207.273.427.70016536425.209.220.308.3028.0022.822.855.6516.0845.00
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca451b3121632920250012000000.143.156.270.42617464.171.127.143.1901.5631.2520.003.1331.5044.44
1988Seattle MarinersALMLBsea45dh-1b31973504488151216101236710228.251.298.480.77816837376.254.229.291.3436.1217.822.915.5916.6742.05
1988Totals for AL-AL         1184134697171236601248710228.235.277.448.72518541440.243.213.269.3205.4519.773.635.2317.9642.27
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya50dh3211030033711221759002567306510.237.296.460.75613831334.243.223.307.3307.4920.062.685.0917.6543.66
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya45dh33116266245160173400359131224.192.291.406.69710823307.213.214.346.31311.4029.642.605.5415.6545.10
1991Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-1b34833014481151206302337410420.269.339.525.86415836339.289.256.359.3789.7321.832.245.9015.0544.44
1992Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-1b351174547511426230104005510030660.251.332.515.84723458518.255.264.385.37210.6219.311.825.7915.1350.88
1993Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-1b36126471671152203610801519860740.244.321.520.84124558535.230.276.382.3619.5318.321.926.7313.0850.43
1993Texas RangersALMLBtex36dh3625030000000200000.600.600.6001.2003051.000.000.000.5430.0040.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter96031203517141271118149512273856191272167.229.293.451.74414063193440.253.222.309.0007.9424.883.145.2617.2444.68
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter9613493572913164102397728845194237143210.261.348.519.86718144134025.286.258.387.00011.2023.402.095.9414.6245.24
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter618229038359311561785401528057724033210.259.341.548.88912542992627.265.289.409.00010.6621.962.066.7812.8750.42
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter14352310115725234122428216451400.300.397.551.94828861615.374.251.411.00013.3326.672.005.5315.3838.85
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2006808816324227110318920180600.240.332.400.73227253783.297.160.294.00011.3725.672.263.4525.1932.52
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1293151191151744716621636700000.365.471.8921.36328168378.338.527.730.00016.6717.721.0612.436.7059.13
Kansas City Royals Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter566199923245989611931811175568120151242.230.294.459.7539172142201.256.229.317.0007.9525.813.255.4116.8046.62
New York Yankees Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter295766751642344111600752196110717.214.286.415.70131868858.238.201.299.0008.7425.522.924.7818.6841.46
Seattle Mariners Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter973504488151216101236710228.251.298.480.77816837376.254.229.291.0006.1217.822.915.5916.6742.05
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter25030000000200000.600.600.6001.2003051.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625275912021231840046144305411.229.293.451.74423754581.253.222.309.0007.9424.883.145.2617.2444.68
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625899615428240130117615960740.261.348.519.86730670679.286.258.387.00011.2023.402.095.9414.6245.24

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Fort Lauderdale Yankees FSLA+nya211B57--47519432498494.9928.67------6095.040.1
1979Fort Lauderdale Yankees FSLA+nya221B140--1297971110614051394.9929.96------140100.097.9
1980Nashville Sounds SouAAnya231B140--1218761312513071294.9909.24------14199.397.9
1981Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya241B74--631551450700686.9809.27------12559.253.2
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya241B3--141-215151.0005.00------475.02.8
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya24DH1---------------425.00.9
1982Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya251B50--42638842472464.9839.28------8360.235.7
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya251B26--19413223209207.9907.96------3378.816.0
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya25DH5---------------3315.23.1
1983Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya261B60--479471151537526.9808.77------8471.442.9
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya261B23--1789319190187.9848.13------3271.914.2
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya26DH4---------------3212.52.5
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca271B125--1102791510211961181.9879.45------12699.277.2
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27DH1---------------1260.80.6
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca281B160--15731011213816861674.99310.46------160100.098.8
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca291B137--1236981811513521334.9879.74------13899.384.6
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca301B55--52141639568562.98910.22------12145.534.0
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30DH52---------------12143.032.1
1988Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31DH56---------------9757.734.8
1988Seattle MarinersALMLBsea311B40--33425234361359.9948.98------9741.224.8
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca311B13--94521110199.9807.62------2161.98.1
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31DH6---------------2128.63.7
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya32DH82---------------11074.550.9
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya321B20--1507115158157.9947.85------11018.212.4
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya33DH72---------------11662.144.4
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya331B28--1837323193190.9846.79------11624.117.3
1991Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex341B9--626267068.9717.56------8310.86.3
1992Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex351B2--222-224241.00012.00------1171.71.4
1993Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex361B7--5910-269691.0009.86------1265.64.9
1993Texas RangersALMLBtex36DH2---------------2100.01.2
MLB Totals for 1B - 10 season(s)-   1B630--55793866452160295965.9899.47------6300.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 9 season(s)-   DH281---------------2810.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 6 season(s)-   1B202--16791583515318721837.9819.09------2020.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B140--1218761312513071294.9909.24------1400.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B197--17721161513819031888.9929.58------1970.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Fort Lauderdale Yankees FSLA+nya21--57--------
1979Fort Lauderdale Yankees FSLA+nya22--140--------
1980Nashville Sounds SouAAnya23--140--------
1981Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya24--74--------
1981New York YankeesALMLBnya24--3-------1
1982Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya25--50--------
1982New York YankeesALMLBnya25--26-------5
1983Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya26--60--------
1983New York YankeesALMLBnya26--23-------4
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27--125-------1
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28--160--------
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29--137--------
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30--55-------52
1988Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31--40-------56
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31--13-------6
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya32--20-------82
1990New York YankeesALMLBnya33--28-------72
1991Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex34--9--------
1992Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex35--2--------
1993Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex36--7--------
1993Texas RangersALMLBtex36----------2

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB27310010000001400000.100.182.100.2821011.167.000.1009.0936.364.000.000.000.00
1985Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB28725130001002800000.120.185.120.3053027.176.000.0807.4129.634.000.000.000.00
1985Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB28725280003005400000.320.433.320.7538030.381.000.20016.6713.330.800.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs10351400010031200000.114.184.114.2984038.174.000.0867.8931.584.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs725280003005400000.320.433.320.7538030.381.000.20016.6713.330.800.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1999Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+Minorkca42Hitting Coach1387761.558--1Jeff GarberCo-League Champions
2000Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+Minorkca43Hitting Coach1396376.4534.03Jeff Garber
2001Vermont ExposNYPLA-Minormon44Manager752847.37323.57 
2002New Haven RavensEastAAMinorsln45Hitting Coach1407664.543--1Mark DeJohnLost in Semi-Finals
2003Tennessee SmokiesSouAAMinorsln46Hitting Coach1397267.5188.52Mark DeJohnLost in Semi-Finals
2004Tennessee SmokiesSouAAMinorsln47Hitting Coach1406971.49318.03Mark DeJohnCo-League Champions
2005New Jersey CardinalsNYPLA-Minorsln48Hitting Coach763739.48715.00Mark DeJohn
2006State College SpikesNYPLA-Minorsln49Hitting Coach753936.5203.53Mark DeJohn-
* 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 [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1985American League Player of the Week (April 15-April 21)1
1993American Association All-Star (DH)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1994-01-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1993-10-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1993-02-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1992-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-03-28ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1991-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-06-02ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1991-04-01Released by Yankees. 
1989-03-27TradeTraded by Mariners to Yankees for Dana Ridenour. 
1988-06-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1988-05-27Released by Royals. 
1988-02-18ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1987-12-21Released by Royals. 
1987-02-25ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1986-12-22Released by Royals. 
1983-12-08TradeTraded by Yankees with Roger Erickson to Royals for Duane Dewey and Mike Armstrong. 
* 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
1985Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll28205,000-4001634370,78060,000205,000
1986Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll29525,000-2291168++386,34760,000730,000
1987Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll30625,000-165877++344,90660,0001,355,000
1988Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll31350,000-2911659392,10762,5001,705,000
1988Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll31350,000-291959392,10762,5001,705,000
1989New York YankeesTeam Payroll32800,000-158981++429,80262,5002,505,000
1990New York YankeesTeam Payroll33900,000-1671177++515,727100,0003,405,000
1993Texas RangersTeam Payroll36109,000-75737-968,431109,0003,514,000
* 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