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Karl BestTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1978-1988 MLB Years: 1983-1988
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PositionsP-378Position when DraftedpPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKark Jori Best
Height6-4Weight210BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 6,1959 [59.109]PlaceAberdeen,Washington
High SchoolKent-Meridian (Kent,WA)

DraftedSelected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 12th round (312th overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutAugust 19,1983 [24.166]
OrganizationsSEA [10] DET [1] MIN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID8786Retrosheet IDbestk001MLBAM ID110952
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts76Walks30Hittable65SO/BB51vsPower65Hitting0Durability56Team.486Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1978Bellingham MarinersNwstA-sea-ST19335.001091000054.0583230732478001.679.671.175.337.831.47.500-
1978Stockton MarinersCalifA+sea-S/R19154.731266110040.0423721433325001.889.450.907.437.200.97.167-
1978Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0484.8822157110094.0100695111657913001.769.571.056.227.561.22.333-
1979Alexandria MarinersCaroA+sea-ST208113.23242408000167.0150746068510810001.418.080.324.585.821.27.421-
1980Lynn SailorsEastAAsea-ST219145.55262605000154.01441169510106928001.628.420.586.195.380.87.391-
1981Lynn SailorsEastAAsea-ST22443.8013130110071.0733730731502001.469.250.893.936.341.61.500-
1982Lynn SailorsEastAAsea-ST23943.45212109200138.010463538901256001.406.770.525.868.131.39.692-
1983Salt Lake GullsPCLAAAsea-Rel24744.82511500012284.086514510641088001.799.211.076.8611.571.69.636-
1983Seattle MarinersALMLBsea39Rel240113.5040400005.014982531023.5623.633.388.445.060.60.00010.44
1984Salt Lake GullsPCLAAAsea-Rel25655.21460460026876.0695244755775001.638.170.836.519.121.40.545-
1984Seattle MarinersALMLBsea39Rel25113.0050500206.07220060001.1710.50----9.000.00.5000.77
1985Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-Rel26000.0040400205.02100480001.133.38--6.7513.502.00--
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea39Rel26211.9515015007432.0259716320010.966.960.281.678.915.33.6671.76
1986Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-Rel27011.59160160012117.01663112201001.658.470.536.3510.591.67.000-
1986Seattle MarinersALMLBsea39Rel27234.04260260015135.2351916321232111.578.830.765.305.801.10.4004.43
1987Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-R/CL28352.682802800231040.0341212119432001.317.590.224.249.602.26.375-
1987Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-Rel28264.34270270017537.0342318527354001.638.201.216.518.441.30.250-
1987Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--R/CL05113.485505500401577.2683530646786001.477.880.705.339.041.70.313-
1988Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-R/CL29034.323903900342141.2362220617341001.277.781.303.677.342.00.000-
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin38Rel29006.0011011008012.015981790101.8311.250.755.256.751.29-4.10
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter564.04610610032590.0964841739733241.489.460.693.847.191.87.4550.81
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter52654.1931710021724412647924.08485264317257577960001.548.240.705.597.571.35.444-
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter18244.2421112100012647300.22771671423019832521001.578.260.905.919.701.64.429-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter22224.416060015300363.03212161782522726716001.517.950.625.626.611.18.500-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter9163.52363069100207.0192111811011814015001.508.350.435.136.091.19.360-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter335.001091000054.0583230732478001.679.671.175.337.831.47.500-
Seattle Mariners Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter563.74500500024578.0813933632643141.429.190.683.637.262.00.455-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter006.0011011008012.015981790101.8311.250.755.256.751.29--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12144.041470147007712220.023111699179417675101.489.460.693.847.191.87.4620.81
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings12154.19752451613011220.02011251021713718514001.548.240.705.597.571.35.444-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Bellingham Mariners NwstA-sea19P10---63-96.6670.60------10100.014.1
1978Stockton Mariners CalifA+sea19P12--56--11111.0000.92------12100.08.6
1979Alexandria Mariners CaroA+sea20P24--927113736.9731.50------24100.017.6
1980Lynn Sailors EastAAsea21P26--622122928.9661.08------26100.019.0
1981Lynn Sailors EastAAsea22P13--511412016.8001.23------13100.09.4
1982Lynn Sailors EastAAsea23P21--916212725.9261.19------21100.015.1
1983Salt Lake Gulls PCLAAAsea24P51--191-1110.9090.20------51100.035.9
1983Seattle MarinersALMLBsea24P4-5-------------4100.02.5
1984Salt Lake Gulls PCLAAAsea25P46--292-1311.8460.24------46100.032.9
1984Seattle MarinersALMLBsea25P5-6-------------5100.03.1
1985Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea26P4---1--111.0000.25------4100.02.8
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea26P15-32-31-43.7500.200.09-----15100.09.3
1986Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea27P16--11--221.0000.13------16100.011.2
1986Seattle MarinersALMLBsea27P26-3513--441.0000.150.11-----26100.016.0
1987Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet28P28--26--881.0000.29------28100.020.0
1987Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea28P27--13--441.0000.15------27100.019.1
1988Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin29P39--22--441.0000.10------39100.027.5
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29P11-12-1--111.0000.090.08-----11100.06.8
MLB Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P61-90171-98.8890.130.09-----610.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P211--9313-4340.9300.19------2110.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P60--2049747669.9081.15------600.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P36--1433114847.9791.31------360.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P10---63-96.6670.60------100.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Bellingham Mariners NwstA-sea1910----------
1978Stockton Mariners CalifA+sea1912----------
1979Alexandria Mariners CaroA+sea2024----------
1980Lynn Sailors EastAAsea2126----------
1981Lynn Sailors EastAAsea2213----------
1982Lynn Sailors EastAAsea2321----------
1983Salt Lake Gulls PCLAAAsea2451----------
1983Seattle MarinersALMLBsea244----------
1984Salt Lake Gulls PCLAAAsea2546----------
1984Seattle MarinersALMLBsea255----------
1985Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea264----------
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2615----------
1986Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea2716----------
1986Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2726----------
1987Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet2828----------
1987Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea2827----------
1988Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin2939----------
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2911----------

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1988-08-16TradeTraded by Twins to Giants for Alan Cockrell. 
1988-03-28TradeTraded by Tigers to Twins for Don Schulze. 
1987-06-22TradeTraded by Mariners to Tigers for Bryan Kelly. 
* 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
1985Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll2660,000-51620-370,78060,00060,000
1986Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll2770,000-5702619386,34760,000130,000
1988Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll2962,500-60429-392,10762,500192,500
* 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