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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Stephen Charles Balboni
Stat Years
1976-1993  [mlb] 1981-1993
Height/Weight
6-3 / 235
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
1B (1169) ... DH (281)
Draft Position
1B
Born Date/Place
High School
Manchester Memorial (Manchester,NH)
Colleges
Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, Florida)
Draft
Selected by the New York Yankees in Round #2 (#52 overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Bill Livesey
MLB Debut
1981-04-22 - Boxscore  (Age: 24.096)
Service Time
Organizations
NYA [8] KCA [5] TEX [3] SEA [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 8412 ... retro id: balbs001 ... mlbam id: 110494
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1976Eckerd CollegeIndyNCAA2NCAA-2------191b------4400000743000000000.000.000.000.0000210.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1977Eckerd CollegeIndyNCAA2NCAA-2------201b------43176565972267720304700000.335.000.841.841014835.688.506.0000.000.001.576.80.0059.3
    1978Eckerd CollegeSSCNCAA-2------211bDR:2-52---421396356102144601332000000.403.000.806.806011226.633.403.0000.000.000.619.90.0046.4
    1978Fort Lauderdale YankeesFSLA+nya-211b---16017619365011910204720100.205.291.250.541199446.165.045.27110.0523.622.35176.00.5016.7
    1978West Haven YankeesEastAAnya-211b---122000000000200000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1979Fort Lauderdale YankeesFSLA+nya-221b---2140504691271922691216915460500.252.346.452.79858422847.339.200.30711.8226.372.2319.44.4537.0
    1980Nashville SoundsSouAAnya-231b---314152110115725234122428216251400.301.399.553.95261328861.413.252.37413.3826.431.9815.35.5538.8
    1981Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-241b---4125434681072123398005514660350.247.337.532.86949823156.412.285.28711.0429.322.6513.16.6352.3
    1981New York YankeesALMLBnya66241bL-S-E-P447221102001400000.286.375.7141.089852.571.428.66712.5050.004.000.00.00100.0
    1982Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-251b---5833135789171328601386820620.284.359.6521.01135920450.486.368.26010.5818.941.799.88.9156.2
    1982New York YankeesALMLBnya36251bL-S-E-P53310782021240063400101.187.228.280.508114305.150.093.2505.2629.825.6753.51.7525.0
    1983Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-261b---6843177287140278111489160720.274.373.574.94737818241.451.300.29112.7024.071.9011.77.1447.1
    1983New York YankeesALMLBnya28,66261bL-S-E-P63286820205170082300102.233.295.430.72595377.291.197.2548.4224.212.8817.25.2635.0
    1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca18271bL-S-E-P7126438581072322877004513940159.244.320.498.81848821853.356.254.2909.2228.483.0915.65.7449.5
    1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca45281bL-S-E-P81606007414628236881152166505414.243.307.477.78466228666.320.234.2737.8525.083.1916.75.4445.2
    1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca45291bL-S-E-P9138512541172512988004314610628.229.286.451.73756223155.307.222.2577.6525.983.4017.75.1647.0
    1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca45301b-dhL-S-E-P1012138644801112460003497203111.207.273.427.70042516536.308.220.2098.0022.822.8516.15.6545.0
    1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca45311bL-S-E-P1121632920250012000000.143.156.270.42664174.143.127.1711.5631.2520.0031.53.1344.4
    1988Seattle MarinersALMLBsea4531dh-1bL-S-E-P11973504488151216101236710228.251.298.480.77837616837.291.229.2546.1217.822.9116.75.5942.0
    1989New York YankeesALMLBnya5032dhL-S-E-P1211030033711221759002567306510.237.296.460.75633413831.307.223.2437.4920.062.6817.65.0943.7
    1990New York YankeesALMLBnya4533dhL-S-E-P13116266245160173400359131224.192.291.406.69730710823.346.214.21311.4029.642.6015.65.5445.1
    1991Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-341b---14833014481151206302337410420.269.339.525.86433915836.359.256.2899.7321.832.2415.15.9044.4
    1992Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-351b---151174547511426230104005510030660.251.332.515.84751823458.385.264.25510.6219.311.8215.15.7950.9
    1993Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-361b---16126471671152203610801519860740.244.321.520.84153524558.382.276.2309.5318.321.9213.16.7350.4
    1993Texas RangersALMLBtex3636dhL-S-E-P1625030000000200000.600.600.6001.200530.000.0001.0000.0040.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (12 yrs)96031203517141271118149512273856191272167.229.293.451.74434401406319.309.222.2537.9424.883.1417.25.2644.7
    American League Totals (12 yrs)96031203517141271118149512273856191272167.229.293.451.74434401406319.309.222.2537.9424.883.1417.25.2644.7
    Minor League Totals9613493572913164102397728845194237143210.261.348.519.86740251814413.387.258.28611.2023.402.0914.65.9445.2
    Minor: A+ Totals2006808816324227110318920180600.240.332.400.73278327253.294.160.29711.3725.672.2625.23.4532.5
    Minor: AA Totals14352310115725234122428216451400.300.397.551.94861528861.411.251.37413.3326.672.0015.45.5338.8
    Minor: AAA Totals618229038359311561785401528057724033210.259.341.548.88926271254299.409.289.26510.6621.962.0612.96.7850.4
    Kansas City Royals Totals (5 yrs)566199923245989611931811175568120151242.230.294.459.7532201917214.317.229.2567.9525.813.2516.85.4146.6
    New York Yankees Totals (5 yrs)295766751642344111600752196110717.214.286.415.70185831868.299.201.2388.7425.522.9218.74.7841.5
    Seattle Mariners Totals (1 yrs)973504488151216101236710228.251.298.480.77837616837.291.229.2546.1217.822.9116.75.5942.0
    Texas Rangers Totals (1 yrs)25030000000200000.600.600.6001.200530.000.0001.0000.0040.000.000.00.000.0
    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 Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics 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
    1978Fort Lauderdale YankeesFSLA+211B5700.047519432498494.9928.700.0040.195.02
    1979Fort Lauderdale YankeesFSLA+221B14000.01297971110614051394.99210.000.0097.9100.01
    1980Nashville SoundsSouAA231B14000.01218761312513071294.9909.200.0097.999.31
    1981Columbus ClippersILAAA241B7400.0631551450700686.9809.300.0053.259.21
    1981New York YankeesALMLB241B3017.01410215151.0005.000.882.875.05
    1981New York YankeesALMLB24DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.925.012
    1982Columbus ClippersILAAA251B5000.042638842472464.9839.300.0035.760.22
    1982New York YankeesALMLB251B260207.019413223209207.9908.001.0016.078.83
    1982New York YankeesALMLB25DH500.0000000.0000.000.003.115.26
    1983Columbus ClippersILAAA261B6000.0479471151537526.9808.800.0042.971.41
    1983New York YankeesALMLB261B230160.01789319190187.9848.101.1714.271.93
    1983New York YankeesALMLB26DH400.0000000.0000.000.002.512.54
    1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLB271B12501,035.01102791510211961181.9879.401.1477.299.21
    1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLB27DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.60.87
    1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLB281B16001,428.015731011213816861674.99310.501.1798.8100.01
    1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLB291B13701,204.01236981811513521334.9879.701.1184.699.31
    1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLB301B550468.052141639568562.98910.201.2034.045.52
    1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLB30DH5200.0000000.0000.000.0032.143.01
    1988Seattle MarinersALMLB311B400346.233425234361359.9949.001.0424.841.22
    1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLB311B13093.094521110199.9807.601.068.161.93
    1988Seattle MarinersALMLB31DH5600.0000000.0000.000.0034.857.72
    1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLB31DH600.0000000.0000.000.003.728.66
    1989New York YankeesALMLB321B200137.01507115158157.9947.901.1512.418.22
    1989New York YankeesALMLB32DH8200.0000000.0000.000.0050.974.51
    1990New York YankeesALMLB331B280186.01837323193190.9846.801.0217.324.13
    1990New York YankeesALMLB33DH7200.0000000.0000.000.0044.462.11
    1991Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAA341B900.0626267068.9717.600.006.310.83
    1992Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAA351B200.02220224241.00012.000.001.41.74
    1993Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAA361B700.059100269691.0009.900.004.95.65
    1993Texas RangersALMLB36DH200.0000000.0000.000.001.2100.05
    MLB Totals - (1B)6300055793866452160295965.9899.500.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)28100000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (1B)2020016791583515318721837.9819.100.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (1B)140001218761312513071294.9909.200.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (1B)1970017721161513819031888.9929.600.000.00.00
    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
    1978Minor--57--------
    1979Minor--140--------
    1980Minor--140--------
    1981MLB--3-------1
    1981Minor--74--------
    1982MLB--26-------5
    1982Minor--50--------
    1983MLB--23-------4
    1983Minor--60--------
    1984MLB--125-------1
    1985MLB--160--------
    1986MLB--137--------
    1987MLB--55-------52
    1988MLB--53-------62
    1989MLB--20-------82
    1990MLB--28-------72
    1991Minor--9--------
    1992Minor--2--------
    1993MLB----------2
    1993Minor--7--------
    Totals--1169-------281