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Joe CarterHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1981-1998 MLB Years: 1983-1998
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion
HR Derby

PositionsOF-1829, 1B-308, DH-176, LF-163, RF-71, 3B-1, 2B-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJoseph Chris Carter
Height6-3Weight215BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 7,1960 [57.355]PlaceOklahoma City,Oklahoma
High SchoolMillwood (Oklahoma City,OK)
CollegeWichita State University (Wichita,KS)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 2nd round (46th overall) of the 1980 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 27th round (676th overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-CHN-#2 ... 1984-CHN-#2
MLB DebutJuly 30,1983 [23.145]
OrganizationsTOR [7] CLE [6] CHN [4] BAL [1] SDN [1] SFN [1] Awards11Awards Voting8-504
TBC Player ID9693Retrosheet IDcartj001MLBAM ID112064
RelationshipsUncle of Yusuf Carter
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed79Power83Contact57XBH81RBIs85Runs80Hitting63Durability85Team.485Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981Midland CubsTexAAchn-of2167249426715353512283021110.269.296.414.71010323261.288.145.217.3203.0711.493.751.9249.8034.33
1982Midland CubsTexAAchn-of22110427841362282598154265143710.319.358.583.94124955467.310.264.351.4075.5710.921.965.3517.0840.44
1983Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-of2312452282160276228340121710306130.307.328.508.83626555546.347.201.287.3663.1118.866.064.0323.7334.38
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33of2323516911011002101001.176.176.235.41112252.300.059.078.1820.0040.380.000.000.0022.22
1984Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-of246124845771271467116203130250.310.366.585.95114533273.307.275.375.4107.3311.361.555.1317.7142.86
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30of2466244326761134124114810102.275.307.467.77411420257.293.192.230.3444.2818.684.365.0618.7729.85
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30of25143489641282701559246257423429.262.298.409.70720042523.280.147.235.3124.7814.152.962.8732.6032.81
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30of-1b2616266310820036929121297329551838.302.335.514.84934174709.313.212.294.3684.5113.402.974.0922.8637.00
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle301b-of2714958883155272321063162710591468.264.304.480.78428261629.270.216.304.3334.2916.693.895.0918.3839.35
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30of28157621851683662798275358271666.271.314.478.79229769670.272.207.300.3475.2212.242.344.0323.0041.07
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30of2916265184158324351051353911282586.243.292.465.75730371705.242.222.295.3335.5315.892.874.9618.6044.94
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn17of30162634791472712411522648937081812.232.290.391.68124852697.234.159.260.2956.8913.341.943.4426.4235.37
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29of311626388917442333108209491121009126.273.330.503.83332178706.281.230.324.3616.9415.862.294.6719.3344.83
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29of3215862297164307341191253610911113414.264.309.498.80731071683.264.234.304.3555.2715.963.034.9818.2943.29
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29of33155603921533353312183471139010510.254.312.489.80129571669.257.235.322.3457.0316.892.404.9318.2746.41
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29of3411143570118252271031103364201366.271.317.524.84122854483.255.253.354.3496.8313.251.945.5916.1145.76
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29of351395587014123025761213787305511.253.300.428.72823948603.257.175.262.3156.1414.432.354.1522.3234.04
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29lf3615762584158357301077644106706212.253.306.475.78129772682.259.222.294.3346.4515.542.414.4020.8345.57
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor43,29dh-1b3715761276143304211028240105709512.234.284.399.68324455668.246.165.240.2955.9915.722.633.1429.1438.46
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29rf-dh38852833670151113431184820047.247.297.424.72112027303.263.177.247.3105.9415.842.673.6325.7338.57
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn291b-rf38411051531707291061300402.295.322.562.8845914115.270.267.333.3695.2211.302.176.0915.0045.16
1998Totals for MLB-MLB         12638851101221186341246120449.260.304.461.76517941418.265.201.271.3265.7414.592.544.3121.5640.59
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter2189842211702184432533961445231665271387901010586132.259.306.464.77039108819154.265.205.287.0005.7615.152.634.3321.2740.34
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter362144625344076246628378247121591011100.304.338.527.8657621661547.318.223.309.0004.5913.903.034.2721.9137.73
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter18577012723739133615051183713436380.308.341.532.87341088819.333.224.316.0004.5216.363.624.4021.3937.13
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter177676126203371130133276348164820.300.336.521.85735278728.302.221.302.0004.6711.132.384.1222.5338.42
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter103940935781051218282037367826286696491653971.257.308.473.78119344494494.260.216.298.0006.3615.492.434.5220.1642.72
Cleveland Indians Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter83932564568761642215153012633169516328282539.269.309.472.78115373373493.277.203.283.0004.8414.773.054.3221.5638.47
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter162634791472712411522648937081812.232.290.391.68124852697.234.159.260.0006.8913.341.943.4426.4235.37
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter852833670151113431184820047.247.297.424.72112027303.263.177.247.0005.9415.842.673.6325.7338.57
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter411051531707291061300402.295.322.562.8845914115.270.267.333.0005.2211.302.176.0915.0045.16
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter23516911011002101001.176.176.235.41112252.300.059.078.0000.0040.380.000.000.0022.22
Average MLB - Per 162 games162623871623242910717539103718610.259.306.464.77028965677.265.205.287.0005.7615.152.634.3321.2740.34
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626471131973411301273511329644540.304.338.527.86534174692.318.223.309.0004.5913.903.034.2721.9137.73

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1981Midland Cubs TexAAchn21OF65--1001041114110.9651.69------6797.097.0
1982Midland Cubs TexAAchn22OF87--182652193188.9742.16------11079.165.4
1983Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn23OF120--2049122225213.9471.78------12496.888.2
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23OF16--26---26261.0001.63------2369.69.9
1984Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn24OF60--142621150148.9872.47------6198.439.0
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle241B7--472-449491.0007.00------6610.64.3
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24OF59--12296-137131.9562.22------6689.436.4
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25OF135--2781152294289.9832.14------14394.483.3
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle251B11--335123938.9743.45------1437.76.8
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle252B1---1--111.0001.00------1430.70.6
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25DH7---------------1434.94.3
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle253B1---------------1430.70.6
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26OF104--241862255249.9762.39------16264.264.2
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle261B70--55947450610606.9938.66------16243.243.2
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27DH5---------------1493.43.1
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle271B84--644451261701689.9838.20------14956.451.9
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27OF62--13815-144139.9652.24------14941.638.3
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28OF156--444873459452.9852.90------15799.496.3
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29OF146--350683364356.9782.44------16290.190.1
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29DH8---------------1624.94.9
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle291B11--931414108107.9919.73------1626.86.8
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn301B14--1073615116110.9487.86------1628.68.6
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn30OF150--3851354403398.9882.65------16292.692.6
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31OF151--2831382304296.9741.96------16293.293.2
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31DH11---------------1626.86.8
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor321B4--273113130.9687.50------1582.52.5
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32OF129--2571082275267.9712.07------15881.679.6
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32DH24---------------15815.214.8
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor33OF151--28978-304296.9741.96------15597.493.2
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor33DH3---------------1551.91.9
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor34DH1---------------1110.90.9
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor34OF110--205421211209.9911.90------11199.195.7
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35DH5---------------1393.63.5
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor351B7--473-250501.0007.14------1395.04.9
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35OF128--269971285278.9752.17------13992.188.9
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor36LF115--167771181174.9611.51------15773.271.0
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor36DH15---------------1579.69.3
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor361B41--24916231267265.9936.46------15726.125.3
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor37RF10--171--18181.0001.80------1576.46.2
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor37DH65---------------15741.440.1
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor371B42--32522124348347.9978.26------15726.825.9
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor37LF41--87-3-9087.9672.12------15726.125.3
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal381B1--31--441.0004.00------851.20.6
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38DH32---------------8537.619.8
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38RF47--9434110197.9602.06------8555.329.0
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38LF3--21--331.0001.00------853.51.9
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn381B16--878159695.9905.94------4139.09.8
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn38LF4--3---331.0000.75------419.82.5
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn38RF14--12---12121.0000.86------4134.18.6
MLB Totals for OF - 13 season(s)-   OF1497--328799752034613386.9782.26------14970.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 11 season(s)-   1B308--22211692919924192390.9887.76------3080.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 11 season(s)-   DH176---------------1760.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF163--2598101277267.9641.64------1630.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF71--123441131127.9691.79------710.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF180--34615143375361.9632.01------1800.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF152--2821693307298.9711.96------1520.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1981Midland Cubs TexAAchn21---------65-
1982Midland Cubs TexAAchn22---------87-
1983Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn23---------120-
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23---------16-
1984Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn24---------60-
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24--7------59-
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25--111-1---1357
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26--70------104-
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27--84------625
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28---------156-
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29--11------1468
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn30--14------150-
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31---------15111
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32--4------12924
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor33---------1513
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor34---------1101
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35--7------1285
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor36--41---115---15
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor37--42---41-10-65
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38--1---3-47-32
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn38--16---4-14--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1991Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB31519352014001500000.263.300.526.82610320.308.263.3165.0025.005.005.0019.0060.00
1992Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB32626250013202400000.192.250.308.5588128.190.116.2697.1414.292.003.5726.0020.00
1992Toronto Blue JaysWorld SeriesMLB32622262023103200000.273.360.636.99614425.222.363.54512.008.000.678.0011.0066.67
1993Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB33627270002001500000.259.286.259.5457028.318.000.0373.5717.865.000.000.000.00
1993Toronto Blue JaysWorld SeriesMLB33625671028000400000.280.280.560.84014325.263.280.2800.0016.000.008.0012.5042.86
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs177271720292041400000.236.276.347.62325476.268.111.1945.2618.423.502.6336.0023.53
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs124781330411103600000.277.320.596.91628750.243.319.4046.0012.002.008.0011.7553.85

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1999Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor39Broadcaster1628478.51914.02Jim Fregosi
2000Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor40Broadcaster1628379.5124.53Jim Fregosi
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn41Broadcaster1628874.5435.03Don Baylor
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn42Broadcaster1626795.41430.05Bruce Kimm,Don Baylor-
* 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 [11]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1986American League Player of the Week (September 1-September 7)1
1989American League Player of the Week (July 17-July 23)1
1991AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... AL Player of the Month (June) ... American League Player of the Week (June 17-June 23)3
1992AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Player of the Week (June 8-June 14) ... American League Player of the Week (August 10-August 16)3
1994American League Player of the Week (April 4-April 10) ... American League Player of the Week (April 18-April 24) ... AL Player of the Month (April)3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
1998-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-07-23TradeTraded by Orioles to Giants for Darin Blood. 
1997-12-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1997-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
1992-10-30Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1990-12-05TradeTraded by Padres with Roberto Alomar to Blue Jays for Tony Fernandez and Fred McGriff. 
1989-12-06TradeTraded by Indians to Padres for Carlos Baerga, Chris James and Sandy Alomar. 
1984-06-13TradeTraded by Cubs with Darryl Banks, Don Schulze and Mel Hall to Indians for Ron Hassey, George Frazier and Rick Sutcliffe. 
* 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
1985Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll25110,000-4942018370,78060,000110,000
1986Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll26190,000-4251440386,34760,000300,000
1987Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll27250,000-3061357344,90660,000550,000
1988Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll28840,000-126383++392,10762,5001,390,000
1989Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll291,630,000-35196++429,80262,5003,020,000
1990San Diego PadresTeam Payroll301,866,667-38295++515,727100,0004,886,667
1991Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll313,791,667-21100++742,231100,0008,678,334
1992Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll323,691,667-27397++962,245109,00012,370,001
1993Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll335,550,000-61100++968,431109,00017,920,001
1994Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll345,550,000-31100++957,101109,00023,470,001
1995Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll357,500,000-52100++999,520109,00030,970,001
1996Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll366,525,000-101100++957,870109,00037,495,001
1997Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll376,500,000-20398++1,182,177150,00043,995,001
1998Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll383,151,380-1381185++1,276,192170,00047,146,381
1998San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll383,151,380-138685++1,276,192170,00047,146,381
* 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