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Jeff BallardTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1982-1994 MLB Years: 1987-1994
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Rated Prospect

PositionsP-326Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJeffrey Scott Ballard
Height6-2Weight198BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateAugust 13,1963 [54.288]PlaceBillings,Montana
High SchoolBillings West (Billings,MT)
CollegeStanford University (Stanford,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 7th round (177th overall) of the 1985 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 27th round (676th overall) of the 1984 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Milwaukee Brewers [Team Picks] in the 16th round (410th overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsGeorge Lauzerique
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1986-BAL-#9 ... 1987-BAL-#4
MLB DebutMay 9,1987 [23.270]
OrganizationsBAL [7] PIT [2] SLN [1] Awards1Awards Voting1-3
TBC Player ID8429Retrosheet IDballj002MLBAM ID110515
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Baltimore Orioles in 1991
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts26Walks78Hittable34SO/BB52vsPower34Hitting7Durability72Team.492Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1982Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1S/R18744.24211011410391.08047431050617111.427.880.994.936.011.22.636-
1983Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1Rel19822.8828127000668.2552922425432001.177.210.523.285.641.72.800-
1984Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1S/R20854.422211116103118.011463580439112001.338.69--3.286.942.12.615-
1985Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1ST211443.782121011100150.015073630311217111.219.00--1.867.263.90.778-
1985Newark OriolesNYPLA-bal-ST211021.4113130630096.0782015220911001.027.310.191.888.534.55.833-
1986Hagerstown SunsCaroA+bal21ST22951.85171705200112.010639233321153001.238.520.242.579.243.59.643-
1986Charlotte O'sSouAAbal-ST22523.3210100000059.2702922720350001.5110.561.063.025.281.75.714-
1986Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-ST22027.1122000006.011651370002.2115.631.424.269.952.33.000-
1986Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--ST01492.53292905200177.1187745011551573001.369.460.562.787.942.85.609-
1987Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-ST231343.09232304100160.0151605515351142001.168.480.841.966.403.26.765-
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34ST23286.5914140000069.210060511535270101.9412.921.944.523.490.77.2006.40
1988Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-ST24432.97981310060.2562620411323001.108.310.591.634.752.91.571-
1988Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29,34ST248124.40252506100153.016783751542412261.369.800.882.472.410.98.4004.45
1989Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29ST251883.43353504100215.024095821657623041.3810.030.672.382.591.09.6924.00
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29S/R262114.934417270060133.015279732242502131.4610.261.492.843.381.19.1545.22
1991Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-ST27334.41770300051.0632725210191001.4311.120.351.763.351.90.500-
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29S/R276125.60262240010123.215391771628373121.4611.131.162.042.691.32.3334.67
1992Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-ST281282.52242403100160.216457451634762001.239.190.901.904.262.24.600-
1993Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-ST29612.2912120100074.2792219417400001.299.520.482.054.822.35.857-
1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit66Rel29414.8625520004053.2703129315162021.5811.740.502.522.681.07.8004.07
1994Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-S/R30374.8212102100056.0703730416241001.5411.250.642.573.861.50.300-
1994Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit66Rel30116.66280280011224.0321918510111011.7311.841.853.704.071.10.5006.25
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter41534.7119711879102222771.091445840592229244135181.4810.641.072.672.841.07.4361.87
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter65372.78129126326800835.08483232595819855313001.259.110.622.135.942.79.637-
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter41283.148986315300567.2594235199461263129001.269.380.731.994.932.48.594-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter523.3210100000059.2702922720350001.5110.561.063.025.281.75.714-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter951.85171705200112.010639233321153001.238.520.242.579.243.59.643-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1021.4113130630096.0782015220911001.027.310.191.888.534.55.833-
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter37153.91924349213012427.13992121861414931628221.288.390.293.136.642.12.712-
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter36514.631441133110270693.081240835884204217105151.4610.511.092.642.811.06.414-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter525.42535480015277.11025047825273031.6311.770.922.883.121.08.714-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12154.715634223161220.02601301152665694151.4810.641.072.672.841.07.4441.87
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings17102.78343317200220.0223856815521453001.259.110.622.135.942.79.630-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1983Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1p19816140013003200000.250.368.438.8067119.231.188.375.36615.7910.530.675.2616.0025.00
1984Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1p20334047002101010711000.175.353.325.67813252.161.150.425.32619.2313.460.703.8520.0028.57
1985Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1p21163891360112005200000.342.419.579.99822743.343.237.368.43611.634.650.402.3338.0053.85
1992Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-p282631152001000906000.161.161.226.3877237.227.065.065.1730.0024.320.000.000.0040.00
1993Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-p291217131001002500000.176.263.235.4984119.250.059.176.23810.5326.322.500.000.0033.33
1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit66p292511041000000401000.364.364.455.8195112.571.091.091.3630.0033.330.000.000.0025.00
1994Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-p30146010001000110000.167.286.167.453107.200.000.000.2350.0014.290.000.000.000.00
1994Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit66p30282010000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.000.4490.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter5313051000000401000.385.385.462.8476114.556.077.077.0000.0028.570.000.000.0020.00
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter52542930030021516000.167.211.222.43312363.231.055.093.0003.1723.817.500.000.0033.33
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter52542930030021516000.167.211.222.43312363.231.055.093.0003.1723.817.500.000.0033.33
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter579414246042510181111000.255.381.447.8284210114.253.192.394.00015.799.650.613.5123.5041.67
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter5313051000000401000.385.385.462.8476114.556.077.077.0000.0028.570.000.000.0020.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1624001530000001203000.385.385.462.84718343.556.077.077.0000.0028.570.000.000.0020.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162168628900900647319000.167.211.222.433379196.231.055.093.0003.1723.817.500.000.0033.33

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1985Newark Orioles NYPLA-bal21P13--415--19191.0001.46------13100.016.9
1986Hagerstown Suns CaroA+bal22P17--519222624.9231.41------17100.012.2
1986Charlotte O's SouAAbal22P10---72-97.7780.70------10100.06.9
1986Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal22P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
1987Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal23P23--4191-2423.9581.00------23100.016.5
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23P14-69510-115151.0001.070.22-----14100.08.6
1988Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal24P9--2132-1715.8821.67------9100.06.4
1988Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24P25-153913-322221.0000.880.14-----25100.015.5
1989Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25P35-2151355267068.9711.940.32-----35100.021.6
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26P44-13311201-3231.9690.700.23-----44100.027.3
1991Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal27P7--33--661.0000.86------7100.04.9
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27P26-123415132019.9500.730.15-----26100.016.0
1992Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln28P24--1023-333331.0001.38------2692.316.8
1993Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit29P12--618-424241.0002.00------12100.08.3
1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29P25-53412131716.9410.640.30-----25100.015.4
1994Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit30P12--14--551.0000.42------1485.78.3
1994Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30P28-2413--441.0000.140.17-----28100.024.6
MLB Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P197-77047128516180175.9720.890.23-----1970.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P89--268137110107.9731.20------890.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P10---72-97.7780.70------100.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P17--519222624.9231.41------170.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P13--415--19191.0001.46------130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1985Newark Orioles NYPLA-bal2113----------
1986Hagerstown Suns CaroA+bal2217----------
1986Charlotte O's SouAAbal2210----------
1986Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal222----------
1987Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal2323----------
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2314----------
1988Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal249----------
1988Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2425----------
1989Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2535----------
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2644----------
1991Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal277----------
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2726----------
1992Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln2824----------
1993Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit2912----------
1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2925----------
1994Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit3012----------
1994Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3028----------

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1989AL Pitcher of the Month (April)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1994-10-11Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1993-04-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
1993-03-12Released by Athletics. 
1993-01-26ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1992-12-10Released by Cardinals. 
1992-01-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1991-10-18Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* 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
1987Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll2360,000-59532-344,90660,00060,000
1988Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll2462,500-60429-392,10762,500122,500
1989Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll2597,000-5071537429,80262,500219,500
1990Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll26200,000-4561936515,727100,000419,500
1991Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll27465,000-3481151742,231100,000884,500
1993Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll29109,000-75736-968,431109,000993,500
1994Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll30175,000-5552038957,101109,0001,168,500
* 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