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Leo CardenasTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1956-1975 MLB Years: 1960-1975
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PositionsSS-1843, 3B-69, DH-4, 2B-3Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLeonardo Lazaro Cardenas Alfonso
Height5-10Weight163BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 17,1938 [79.240]PlaceMatanza,Cuba

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1957 by the Cincinnati Reds.
MLB DebutJuly 25,1960 [21.220]
OrganizationsCIN [11] MIN [3] TEX [2] CAL [1] CLE [1] Awards1Awards Voting3-39
TBC Player ID9629Retrosheet IDcardl101MLBAM ID111982
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed59Power53Contact53XBH48RBIs54Runs37Hitting67Durability71Team.526Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1956TucsonAMLC-1712554812717336122378000000000.316.316.551.86730271548.286.235.235.3770.000.000.004.2023.8341.04
1957SavannahSallyD-18147545661392261063000000000.255.255.372.62720338545.241.117.117.2760.000.000.001.8354.5027.34
1958SavannahSallyD-19141498761332961358000000000.267.267.428.69521348498.247.161.161.3030.000.000.002.6138.3136.09
1959HavanaILAAA-20154587581492851349000000000.254.254.385.63922646587.237.131.131.2800.000.000.002.2145.1530.87
1960Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin17ss21481421333241120063205001.232.264.324.588467153.294.092.134.2643.9220.925.330.65142.0021.21
1961Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin16ss2274198236118152410153901215.308.353.485.8389624216.359.177.258.3666.9418.062.602.3139.6039.34
1962Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin16ss231535897717331410602539995104417.294.341.411.75224245647.337.117.178.3346.0315.302.541.5558.9026.01
1963Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin16ss24158565421332247483523101481613.235.270.326.59618433601.275.091.127.2633.8316.814.391.1680.7124.81
1964Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin16ss251635976115032296944411102661010.251.299.357.65621343652.291.106.174.2876.2916.872.681.3866.3328.67
1965Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin16ss26156557651602511115714601001442517.287.355.431.78624047626.331.144.246.3379.5815.971.671.7650.6429.38
1966Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin16ss271605685914525420819445871641819.255.309.419.72823849624.269.164.252.3117.2113.941.933.2128.4033.79
1967Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin16ss281083793097143221453477221168.256.320.325.64512319418.316.069.156.2818.1318.422.260.48189.5019.59
1968Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin16ss29137452451061327412136832631816.235.292.319.61114422499.271.084.166.2687.2116.632.311.4064.5720.75
1969Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin5ss301605786716224410705666964891219.280.353.388.74122438665.316.108.220.3339.9214.441.451.5057.8023.46
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin5,17ss3116058867145344116525421014132211.247.300.374.67422049649.280.127.194.3046.4715.562.401.6953.4533.79
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin17ss321535545914625418753351691711516.264.321.421.74223347624.268.157.249.3328.1711.061.352.8830.7832.19
1972California AngelsALMLBcal17ss33150551251231126421235732131415.223.272.283.55515619602.247.060.122.2565.8112.132.091.0091.8315.45
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle4ss34721959424001214134204005.215.264.236.500464212.275.021.072.2376.1319.813.230.000.009.52
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex193b35349252530071021401012.272.287.304.59128395.321.032.065.2692.1114.747.000.000.0012.00
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex193b36551021524201500141203000.235.328.284.612293119.258.049.186.29511.7610.080.860.84102.0012.50
C Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12554812717336122378000000000.316.316.551.86730271548.286.235.235.0000.000.000.004.2023.8341.04
D Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2881043142272511223121000000000.261.261.399.660416861043.244.138.138.0000.000.000.002.2145.3531.62
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter1941670766217252854911868939485221135289748122174.257.311.367.67824624527402.292.110.186.0007.0515.332.171.5956.8426.20
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter154587581492851349000000000.254.254.385.63922646587.237.131.131.0000.000.000.002.2145.1530.87
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter154587581492851349000000000.254.254.385.63922646587.237.131.131.0000.000.000.002.2145.1530.87
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter1157404741510581823572413262829972817482598106.261.313.377.69015262894436.301.116.189.0006.7416.412.431.6256.2127.32
Minnesota Twins Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter47317201934538312392101014159266928221946.263.325.394.7196771341938.288.131.220.0008.2013.731.672.0144.1029.58
California Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter150551251231126421235732131415.223.272.283.55515619602.247.060.122.0005.8112.132.091.0091.8315.45
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter721959424001214134204005.215.264.236.500464212.275.021.072.0006.1319.813.230.000.009.52
Texas Rangers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter8919420495011210162604012.253.310.294.604576214.287.041.129.0007.4812.151.630.47194.0012.24
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625605514424410583444952841015.257.311.367.67820538618.292.110.186.0007.0515.332.171.5956.8426.20
Average Minor - Per 162 games162617611572951452000000000.254.254.385.63923848617.237.131.131.0000.000.000.002.2145.1530.87

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1960Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin21SS47--76128932213204.9584.34------4897.930.5
1961Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22SS63--83133621222216.9733.43------7485.140.9
1962Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23SS149--2734432184737716.9724.81------15397.492.0
1963Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24SS157--2704202084710690.9724.39------15899.496.9
1964Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25SS163--3364363287804772.9604.74------163100.0100.6
1965Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26SS155--2924401992751732.9754.72------15699.495.7
1966Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27SS160--2794461587740725.9804.53------160100.0100.0
1967Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28SS108--1903161557521506.9714.69------108100.066.7
1968Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29SS136--2213882966638609.9554.48------13799.384.0
1969Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30SS160--31057032126912880.9655.50------160100.098.8
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31SS160--2804871791784767.9784.79------160100.098.8
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32SS153--2664451189722711.9854.65------153100.095.6
1972California AngelsALMLBcal33SS150-13152414712282734712.9704.750.54-----150100.096.8
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34SS67-49787154933250241.9643.600.48-----7293.141.4
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle343B5-37313241816.8893.200.43-----726.93.1
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex353B21--1735-152521.0002.48------3461.813.1
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex35SS10--919223028.9332.80------3429.46.3
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex35DH4---------------3411.82.5
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex363B43--327659113108.9562.51------5578.226.5
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex36SS5--57-312121.0002.40------559.13.1
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex362B3--12--331.0001.00------555.51.9
MLB Totals for SS - 16 season(s)-   SS1843-181232185303259103687808521.9714.624.70-----18430.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B69-3752124714183176.9622.554.76-----690.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH4---------------40.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B3--12--331.0001.00------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1960Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin21----47------
1961Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22----63------
1962Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23----149------
1963Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24----157------
1964Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25----163------
1965Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26----155------
1966Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27----160------
1967Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28----108------
1968Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29----136------
1969Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30----160------
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31----160------
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin32----153------
1972California AngelsALMLBcal33----150------
1973Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34----675-----
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex35----1021----4
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex36---3543-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1961Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB2233011000000100000.333.333.6671.000213.500.334.3330.0033.330.000.000.00100.00
1969Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB30313020100000700000.154.154.308.4624113.333.154.1540.0053.850.000.000.0050.00
1970Minnesota TwinsChamp. SeriesMLB31311120001001100000.182.250.182.4322012.200.000.0918.338.331.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs624140101001800000.167.200.250.4506125.250.083.1254.0032.008.000.000.0025.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs33011000000100000.333.333.6671.000213.500.334.3330.0033.330.000.000.00100.00

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1965National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1976-03-24Released by Rangers. 
1974-02-12TradeTraded by Indians to Rangers for Ken Suarez. 
1973-04-02TradeTraded by Angels to Indians for Bob Marcano and Tommy McCraw. 
1971-11-30TradeTraded by Twins to Angels for Dave LaRoche. 
1968-11-21TradeTraded by Reds to Twins for Jim Merritt. 
* 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.