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Steve BuecheleTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1980-1995 MLB Years: 1985-1995
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

Positions3B-1451, 2B-332, 1B-12, SS-5, OF-4, DH-1Position when Drafted2BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameSteven Bernand Buechele
Height6-2Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 26,1961 [56.265]PlaceLancaster,California
High SchoolServite (Anaheim,CA)
CollegeStanford University (Stanford,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Texas Rangers [Team Picks] in the 5th round (122nd overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago White Sox [Team Picks] in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsRick Schroeder
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-TEX-#6
MLB DebutJuly 19,1985 [23.296]
OrganizationsTEX [11] CHN [4] PIT [2] Awards1
TBC Player ID9382Retrosheet IDbuecs001MLBAM ID111668
RelationshipsFather of Garrett Buechele, Brother of Eric Buechele
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed48Power67Contact41XBH63RBIs67Runs49Hitting49Durability66Team.496Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1980Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-13b18319019215101762211953200.233.398.311.709286121.288.078.356.34217.3615.700.900.000.0028.57
1981Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-13b19222912820182014803000.276.512.448.96013346.350.172.724.45030.4317.390.572.1729.0037.50
1982Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-13b20581985170151647132342287100.354.465.530.99510522248.374.176.404.44413.718.870.652.4233.0031.43
1982Tulsa DrillersTexAAtex-2b2062213216312253322184271220.296.367.441.8089419241.345.145.230.3607.4717.432.332.0742.6030.16
1983Tulsa DrillersTexAAtex212b-3b2111743762121124146255546954620.277.359.419.77818330506.297.142.265.34910.6713.641.282.7731.2124.79
1983Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-2b21934695014004600000.265.342.500.84217638.296.235.353.37210.5315.791.502.6334.0066.67
1983Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         12647168130174156655587554620.276.357.425.78220036544.297.149.272.35110.6613.791.292.7631.4027.69
1984Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-2b221314474811825375972367147530.264.321.380.70117035499.297.116.208.3157.2114.231.971.4063.8629.66
1985Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-3b23893505610420796463336240220.297.362.471.83316536389.338.174.277.3678.4815.941.882.3138.8934.62
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex223b2369219224863621321438201211.219.271.356.6277815236.239.137.205.2775.9316.102.712.5436.5031.25
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex223b24153461541121921854583598593110.243.302.410.71218939513.270.167.236.3166.8219.102.803.5125.6134.82
1987Texas RangersALMLBtex223b251363634586200135022286614437.237.290.399.68914533400.253.162.240.2987.0016.502.363.2527.9238.37
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex223b2615550368126214165824657956068.250.342.404.74620341579.270.154.278.33611.2313.641.222.7631.4432.54
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex223b271554866011422216591336107521021.235.294.387.68118840530.269.152.222.3096.7920.192.973.0230.3835.09
1990Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-3b28621130011002400000.143.217.286.5036123.125.143.238.2338.7017.392.004.3521.0033.33
1990Texas RangersALMLBtex223b2891251305410073010276327215.215.294.339.6338517289.257.124.235.2909.3421.802.332.4235.8631.48
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex223b291214165811117218660439695102411.267.335.447.78218637472.281.180.264.3488.2614.621.773.8123.1133.33
1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit273b293111416285141901102821103.246.315.412.7274710128.289.166.246.3277.8121.882.803.1328.5035.71
1991Totals for MLB-MLB         1525307413922322850549977113414.262.331.440.77123347600.283.178.260.3438.1716.171.983.6724.0933.81
1992Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit223b3080285277114184302346122245.249.331.389.72011123325.289.140.253.32610.4618.771.792.4635.6332.39
1992Chicago CubsNLMLBchn243b306523925669312111184452125.276.338.351.6898413265.333.075.151.3156.7916.602.440.38239.0019.70
1991Totals for NL-NL         145524521372349641352105743610.261.334.372.70619536590.310.111.206.3198.8117.802.021.5358.2226.28
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBchn243b31133460531252721565114887543512.272.345.437.78220144520.305.165.270.3459.2316.731.812.8830.6735.20
1994Chicago CubsNLMLBchn243b321043393382111145210398042328.242.325.404.72913726387.274.162.280.32110.0820.672.053.6224.2131.71
1995Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-3b33313140013001100000.308.357.538.8957114.273.230.308.3887.147.141.007.1413.0025.00
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn243b33321061020201900111901001.189.265.236.501253118.221.047.151.2379.3216.101.730.85106.0015.00
1995Texas RangersALMLBtex223b33924030000004300010.125.250.125.3753028.143.000.167.18014.2910.710.750.000.000.00
1995Totals for MLB-MLB         411301023201900152201011.177.262.215.477283146.206.038.154.22710.2715.071.470.68130.0013.04
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter13344266501104618321137547172840884243502331107.245.316.394.71016823414790.275.149.242.0008.5217.582.062.8631.1432.60
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter4171515195422741638226201214825520121590.279.347.424.7716421281710.310.145.248.0008.6514.911.722.2239.8730.33
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter2388651122385010191311357614487750.275.337.422.75936579963.309.147.244.0007.8914.951.891.9745.5333.19
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1796508318424619957772111125840.283.361.426.78727749747.313.143.254.0009.6414.861.542.5434.2126.63
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter111317829922277221469491313300.312.450.461.91114631415.348.149.420.00016.6311.810.711.6945.2931.31
Texas Rangers Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter8892723337654115139433814232485232538131873.240.308.396.70410772223047.264.156.243.0008.1417.162.113.0928.9733.94
Chicago Cubs Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter334114412129349631147321162301497926.256.330.391.721447861290.294.135.237.0008.9917.831.982.4036.9029.35
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1113994399192126203448943348.248.327.396.72315833453.289.148.251.0009.7119.652.022.6533.2533.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625186112722317662350102563413.245.316.394.71020441582.275.149.242.0008.5217.582.062.8631.1432.60
Average Minor - Per 162 games16258976164296158885579985630.279.347.424.77124950664.310.145.248.0008.6514.911.722.2239.8730.33

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1982Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex202B47--95150528250245.9805.21------6275.834.6
1982Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex203B16--16243-4340.9302.50------6225.811.8
1983Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex212B74--1451761245333321.9644.34------11763.254.4
1983Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex213B46--378367126120.9522.61------11739.333.8
1983Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex212B9--1721133938.9744.22------9100.06.7
1983Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex213B1---1--111.0001.00------911.10.7
1984Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex222B105--2072911161509498.9784.74------13180.268.2
1984Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex223B27--29386-7367.9182.48------13120.617.5
1985Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex233B83--77158711242235.9712.83------8993.358.5
1985Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex232B5--712-419191.0003.80------895.63.5
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex233B69--52137617195189.9692.74------69100.042.9
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex232B1---1--111.0001.00------691.40.6
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex243B137--1112261117348337.9682.46------15389.584.6
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex242B33--5966125126125.9923.79------15321.620.4
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex24OF2--4---441.0002.00------1531.31.2
1987Texas RangersALMLBtex253B123--68175913252243.9641.98------13690.475.9
1987Texas RangersALMLBtex252B18--2036-756561.0003.11------13613.211.1
1987Texas RangersALMLBtex25OF2--1---111.0000.50------1361.51.2
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex263B153--1102971625423407.9622.66------15598.795.0
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex262B2--43--771.0003.50------1551.31.2
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex273B145--1062641222382370.9692.55------15593.589.5
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex272B18--2123-644441.0002.44------15511.611.1
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex27DH1---------------1550.60.6
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex27SS1--11-1221.0002.00------1550.60.6
1990Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex283B6--415-119191.0003.17------6100.04.1
1990Texas RangersALMLBtex283B88--7015787235227.9662.58------9196.754.3
1990Texas RangersALMLBtex282B4--23--551.0001.25------914.42.5
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex293B111--87239320329326.9912.94------12191.768.5
1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit293B31--2264459086.9562.77------31100.019.1
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex292B13--1235-347471.0003.62------12110.78.0
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex29SS4---1--111.0000.25------1213.32.5
1992Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit303B80--521691010231221.9572.76------80100.049.4
1992Chicago CubsNLMLBchn303B63--5011976176169.9602.68------6596.938.9
1992Chicago CubsNLMLBchn302B2--11--221.0001.00------653.11.2
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBchn313B129--79232824319311.9752.41------13397.079.6
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBchn311B6--18--318181.0003.00------1334.53.7
1994Chicago CubsNLMLBchn323B99--55136513196191.9741.93------10495.287.6
1994Chicago CubsNLMLBchn321B6--447-151511.0008.50------1045.85.3
1994Chicago CubsNLMLBchn322B1--11--221.0002.00------1041.00.9
1995Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex333B3--362-119.8183.00------3100.02.1
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn333B32--2655538681.9422.53------32100.022.2
1995Texas RangersALMLBtex333B9--711-218181.0002.00------9100.06.3
MLB Totals for 3B - 11 season(s)-   3B1269--895228110418432803176.9682.50------12690.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 9 season(s)-   2B92--120169141290289.9973.14------920.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B12--627-469691.0005.75------120.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS5--12-1331.0000.60------50.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF4--5---551.0001.25------40.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 5 season(s)-   3B120--1132181512346331.9572.76------1200.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B119--2313241268567555.9794.66------1190.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B121--2403261773583566.9714.68------1210.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B62--5310797169160.9472.58------620.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1982Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex20---47-16-----
1983Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex21---74-46-----
1983Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex21---9-1-----
1984Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex22---105-27-----
1985Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex23---5-83-----
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex23---1-69-----
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex24---33-137---2-
1987Texas RangersALMLBtex25---18-123---2-
1988Texas RangersALMLBtex26---2-153-----
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex27---181145----1
1990Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex28-----6-----
1990Texas RangersALMLBtex28---4-88-----
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex29---134111-----
1991Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29-----31-----
1992Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30-----80-----
1992Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30---2-63-----
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31--6--129-----
1994Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32--61-99-----
1995Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex33-----3-----
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33-----32-----
1995Texas RangersALMLBtex33-----9-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1991Pittsburgh PiratesChamp. SeriesMLB29723272000004600000.304.407.391.7989227.412.087.26114.8122.221.500.000.0028.57
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs723272000004600000.304.407.391.7989227.412.087.26114.8122.221.500.000.0028.57

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2009Bakersfield BlazeCalifA+Minortex47Manager1407565.53618.02 Lost in Semi-Finals
2010Frisco RoughRidersTexAAMinortex48Manager1397267.518--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
2011Frisco RoughRidersTexAAMinortex49Manager1407961.56415.02 Lost in Semi-Finals
2012Frisco RoughRidersTexAAMinortex50Manager1408060.5711.02 Lost in Finals
2014Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAMinortex52Manager1447074.4869.54 
2015Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex53Bench Coach1628874.543--1Jeff BanisterLost in 1st Round (Blue Jays)
2016Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex54Bench Coach1629567.586--1Jeff BanisterLost in 1st Round (Blue Jays)
2017Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex55Bench Coach1627884.48123.04Jeff Banister
2018Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex56First Base Coach722844.38919.05Jeff Banister
* 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 [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2012Double-A Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1995-07-31Released by Rangers. 
1995-07-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1995-07-06Released by Cubs. 
1992-07-11TradeTraded by Pirates to Cubs for Danny Jackson. 
1991-12-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
1991-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-08-30TradeTraded by Rangers to Pirates for Hector Fajardo and Kurt Miller. 
* 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
1985Texas RangersTeam Payroll2360,000-51623-370,78060,00060,000
1986Texas RangersTeam Payroll2485,000-5291525386,34760,000145,000
1987Texas RangersTeam Payroll25135,000-380346344,90660,000280,000
1988Texas RangersTeam Payroll26180,000-3951244392,10762,500460,000
1989Texas RangersTeam Payroll27430,000-2791066++429,80262,500890,000
1990Texas RangersTeam Payroll28550,000-279961++515,727100,0001,440,000
1991Texas RangersTeam Payroll29775,000-255864++742,231100,0002,215,000
1991Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll29775,000-2551364++742,231100,0002,215,000
1992Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll302,600,000-91589++962,245109,0004,815,000
1992Chicago CubsTeam Payroll302,600,000-91589++962,245109,0004,815,000
1993Chicago CubsTeam Payroll312,900,000-105789++968,431109,0007,715,000
1994Chicago CubsTeam Payroll322,550,000-150784++957,101109,00010,265,000
1995Texas RangersTeam Payroll33109,000-75336-999,520109,00010,374,000
1995Chicago CubsTeam Payroll33109,000-75336-999,520109,00010,374,000
* 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