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Jay BallerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1979-1992 MLB Years: 1982-1992
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Rated Prospect

PositionsP-655Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJay Scot Baller
Height6-7Weight225BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 6,1960 [57.201]PlaceStayton,Oregon
High SchoolCanby (Canby,OR)

DraftedSelected by the Philadelphia Phillies [Team Picks] in the 4th round (98th overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsBill Harper
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-PHI-#1 ... 1983-CLE-#4
MLB DebutSeptember 19,1982 [21.348]
OrganizationsPHI [6] CHN [3] CLE [2] KCA [1] MON [1] SEA [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID8431Retrosheet IDballj001MLBAM ID110517
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts78Walks41Hittable52SO/BB63vsPower52Hitting0Durability73Team.503Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1979Helena PhilliesPioRkphi-ST18566.3413130310061.0895943934686002.0213.131.335.0210.032.00.455-
1980Spartanburg PhilliesSALAphi-ST191053.56262512100139.0132695511729518001.478.550.714.666.151.32.667-
1981Peninsula PilotsCaroA+phi-ST209143.92272706100147.01198564147816615001.347.290.864.7810.162.13.391-
1982Reading PhilliesEastAAphi-S/R21982.6850153542308151.0110644578515514001.296.540.425.069.221.82.529-
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi41S/R21003.3841300108.07431270111.137.881.132.257.883.50-3.72
1983Buffalo BisonsEastAAcle-Rel22127.53161150011134.2323429335356001.938.310.789.099.091.00.333-
1983Charleston CharliesILAAAcle-S/R224128.8120164203278.2917977966626002.0010.411.037.557.090.94.250-
1983Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R05148.4236171920143112.0123113106121019712001.989.770.958.027.700.96.263-
1984Buffalo BisonsEastAAcle-ST23454.5414131421079.0735040648746001.538.280.685.458.391.54.444-
1984Maine GuidesILAAAcle-ST23945.3815132311083.28257501548525001.558.821.615.165.591.08.692-
1984Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST01394.97292637320162.115510790219612611001.548.561.165.306.961.31.591-
1985Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-ST24894.23242407300149.0140777012631197001.368.460.723.817.191.89.471-
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn48Rel24233.4620416004152.0522120817312011.339.001.382.945.371.82.4004.53
1986Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-Rel25374.40275221120959.0633229132512001.609.560.154.857.741.59.300-
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn48Rel25245.37360360016553.2583732728422421.609.731.174.707.041.50.3334.58
1987Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-R/CL26433.644404400401559.0502424724623001.257.581.063.649.402.58.571-
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn48Rel26016.7523023009029.0382222420275201.9811.661.236.148.281.35.0004.85
1988Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-R/CL271073.756616500381098.0914841933824001.268.330.823.027.512.48.588-
1989Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-CL28152.026206200593462.0491914320531001.117.070.432.897.652.65.167-
1990Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-R/CL29363.245205200472075.06935273336811001.368.280.363.968.162.06.333-
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca37Rel290115.4330300202.04441211012.5715.433.867.713.860.50.00011.38
1991Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi-R/CL30444.986116000511772.084434010337911001.6210.451.244.119.832.39.500-
1992Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi-R/CL31451.424404400362263.0481310025678001.156.82--3.559.522.68.444-
1992Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi56Rel31008.18808004011.010101051091001.828.184.098.187.360.90-9.78
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter495.249458900366155.01699891267911711751.599.731.504.556.741.48.3082.28
Minor League Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter881024.1956115440732123371381410.213227886581197291288123001.458.420.764.648.201.77.463-
AAA Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter50624.2941560355135295129799.07674273826937769558001.438.610.774.237.811.84.446-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter14153.8780295184429264.02151481141616826426001.447.290.545.708.951.57.483-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9143.92272706100147.01198564147816615001.347.290.864.7810.162.13.391-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1053.56262512100139.0132695511729518001.478.550.714.666.151.32.667-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter566.3413130310061.0895943934686002.0213.131.335.0210.032.00.455-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter484.937947500296134.1148807419651009631.589.871.274.336.671.54.333-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter006.1612111005019.0171413612161111.538.052.845.687.581.33--
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0115.4330300202.04441211012.5715.433.867.713.860.50.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings6135.24132712500518220.023813812837111165151071.599.731.504.556.741.48.3162.28
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14164.19872463525221220.02061231021911320019001.458.420.764.648.201.77.467-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1985Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-p24245000000000401000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn48p24208000000000601000.000.000.000.000009.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
1986Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-p25271000000000101000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn48p25365000000000101000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0016.670.000.000.000.00
1987Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-p26442000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn48p262310100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.8940.000.000.000.000.000.00
1989Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAmon-p28622011001000000000.500.5001.0001.500212.500.500.500.6540.000.000.000.000.00100.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter7914010000000702000.071.071.071.1421016.143.000.000.0000.0043.750.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter15710011001000602000.100.100.200.3002112.250.100.100.0000.0050.000.000.000.00100.00
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter15710011001000602000.100.100.200.3002112.250.100.100.0000.0050.000.000.000.00100.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter7914010000000702000.071.071.071.1421016.143.000.000.0000.0043.750.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162290200000001404000.071.071.071.1422033.143.000.000.0000.0043.750.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16210011001000602000.100.100.200.3002112.250.100.100.0000.0050.000.000.000.00100.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1979Helena Phillies PioRkphi18P13--311121514.9331.08------13100.018.8
1980Spartanburg Phillies SALAphi19P26--363-129.7500.35------26100.018.8
1981Peninsula Pilots CaroA+phi20P27--8102-2018.9000.67------27100.019.9
1982Reading Phillies EastAAphi21P50--819533227.8440.54------50100.036.2
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi21P4-8-1--111.0000.250.13-----4100.02.5
1983Buffalo Bisons EastAAcle22P16--23--551.0000.31------16100.011.5
1983Charleston Charlies ILAAAcle22P20--212411814.7780.70------20100.014.3
1984Buffalo Bisons EastAAcle23P14--79--16161.0001.14------14100.010.1
1984Maine Guides ILAAAcle23P15--917312926.8971.73------15100.011.0
1985Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn24P24--411411915.7890.63------24100.017.0
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24P20-5246--10101.0000.500.19-----20100.012.4
1986Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn25P27--35--881.0000.30------27100.019.0
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25P36-5324--661.0000.170.11-----36100.022.5
1987Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn26P44--44-1881.0000.18------44100.031.9
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26P23-29-31-43.7500.130.10-----23100.014.3
1988Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea27P66--59--14141.0000.21------66100.046.5
1989Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon28P62--66211412.8570.19------62100.042.5
1990Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca29P52--310121413.9290.25------52100.035.6
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29P3-2-------------3100.01.9
1991Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi30P61--29121211.9170.18------61100.042.7
1992Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi31P44--211-43.7500.07------44100.031.0
1992Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31P8-1111--221.0000.250.18-----8100.04.9
MLB Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P94-1557151-2322.9570.230.14-----940.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 10 season(s)-   P415--4084169140124.8860.30------4150.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P80--1731535348.9060.60------800.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P27--8102-2018.9000.67------270.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P26--363-129.7500.35------260.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P13--311121514.9331.08------130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1979Helena Phillies PioRkphi1813----------
1980Spartanburg Phillies SALAphi1926----------
1981Peninsula Pilots CaroA+phi2027----------
1982Reading Phillies EastAAphi2150----------
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi214----------
1983Buffalo Bisons EastAAcle2216----------
1983Charleston Charlies ILAAAcle2220----------
1984Buffalo Bisons EastAAcle2314----------
1984Maine Guides ILAAAcle2315----------
1985Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn2424----------
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2420----------
1986Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn2527----------
1986Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2536----------
1987Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn2644----------
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2623----------
1988Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea2766----------
1989Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAmon2862----------
1990Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca2952----------
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca293----------
1991Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi3061----------
1992Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi3144----------
1992Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi318----------

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1992-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-01-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Phillies. 
1991-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-05-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Phillies. 
1991-04-06Released by Astros. 
1991-01-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1990-10-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1990-01-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1989-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Expos. 
1988-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-03-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1988-03-01Released by Cubs. 
1988-02-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
1987-12-21Released by Cubs. 
1985-04-01TradeTraded by Indians to Cubs for Dan Rohn. 
1982-12-09TradeTraded by Phillies with Jerry Willard, Julio Franco, George Vukovich and Manny Trillo to Indians for Von Hayes. 
* 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

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YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Chicago CubsTeam Payroll2460,000-51626-370,78060,00060,000
1986Chicago CubsTeam Payroll2560,000-61431-386,34760,000120,000
1987Chicago CubsTeam Payroll2675,000-4662034344,90660,000195,000
1990Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll29100,000-64930-515,727100,000295,000
1992Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll31109,000-68033-962,245109,000404,000
* 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