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John Vander Wal

+ Played in Major Leagues 1991-2004
Biography Data
Positions: OF-605, RF-335, 1B-204, LF-127, DH-30
Proper Name: John Henry Vander Wal
Born: April 29, 1966 (49.035)
Place Grand Rapids, Michigan
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 197 Bats/Throws: Left-Left
High School: Hudsonville (Hudsonville,MI)
College: Western Michigan University
Drafted: 1987 -- 3rd round (70th overall) by Montreal Expos (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:September 6,1991 (25.130)
TBC Player ID:360
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Career Activity
Organizations:MON, COL, SDN, PIT, SFN, NYA, MIL, CIN
Scouting Scores
speed contact patience batting power
48 32 73 56 71
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Batting Statistics
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Month Day of Wk vs LH/RH Home/Away Day/Night vs Team Outs Inning Lineup Position
Situation Leadoff Last Batter Runner in Motion 1st Pitch Action Count Pitcher Type 1st Pitch Result vs Pitcher Stadium

YearTeamLgLevel#OrgPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
1986Western MichiganNCAANCAA so20 5316941591311156403442 .349.458.6331091.284.509.4141.2415.4107203
1987Western MichiganNCAANCAA jr21 491442848151635633726 .333.470.5761046.243.521.3750.7024.083181
1987JamestownNYPLA--monof210.418692433123315323140001 .478.493.8701363.391.449.5664.6723.06073
1987West Palm BeachFSLA+-monof21-1.45018929541122228330250013 .286.378.397775.111.296.3150.8394.575223
1988West Palm BeachFSLA+-monof22-0.5622315064152103311432403233 .277.368.489857.212.381.2931.2523.1113272
1988JacksonvilleSouAA-monof22-2.15820822541403143417491101 .260.317.370687.111.188.3252.8869.377227
1989JacksonvilleSouAA-monof23-0.7712173055926242322511102 .253.322.396718.143.240.3022.3236.286242
1990JacksonvilleSouAA-monof240.07727745842538406339463202 .303.393.502895.199.350.3381.1834.6139321
1990IndianapolisAmerAAA-monof24-2.6511351640602140113280000 .296.358.385743.089.178.3622.1567.552148
1991IndianapolisAmerAAA-monof25-1.413347884140368157181791182414 .293.393.496889.203.383.3581.4931.9237564
1991Montreal ExposNLMLB23monof25 61
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1992Montreal ExposNLMLB23monof26 213
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.239.316.352668.113.239.2721.5053.375237
1993Montreal ExposNLMLB23mon1b-of27 215
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.233.320.372692.140.279.2491.1143.080244
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLB35col1b28 110
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1995Colorado RockiesNLMLB35colof-1b29 101
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1996Colorado RockiesNLMLB35collf30 151
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.252.335.417752.166.291.3002.0030.263173
1997Colorado SpringsPCLAAA-col1b314.325103294212131911112801001.408.465.6311096.223.330.5422.5534.365114
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLB35colrf-1b31 92
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1998Colorado RockiesNLMLB35colrf32 104
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.288.380.548928.260.413.3521.8120.857121
1998San Diego PadresNLMLB44sdnrf-dh32 25
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.240.387.360747.120.360.3000.83--931
1999San Diego PadresNLMLB29sdnlf-1b33 246
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.272.368.419787.146.301.3321.5941.0103288
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB28pitrf-1b34 384
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2001Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB28pitrf35 313
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2001San Francisco GiantsNLMLB28sfnrf35 139
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.252.370.374744.122.302.3271.4646.352167
2002New York YankeesALMLB28nyarf36 219
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2003Milwaukee BrewersNLMLB24milrf37 327
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2004LouisvilleILAAA25cin1b3810.916485930022051001001.188.264.250514.063.208.2372.00--1253
2004Cincinnati RedsNLMLB25cinrf-1b38 51
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00000.118.182.275457.157.235.1385.0025.51455
MLB Totals (14 Seasons)137227513747171701897430382038569883222053.261.351.441792.181.327.3141.8128.412143166
MLB: Average per 162 Games1623254485202115142458214026.261.351.441792.181.327.3141.8128.4143374
Minor League Totals (7 seasons)56119553345751432152254442225140910125162.294.375.469844.174.314.3461.6337.69162237
AAA (4 seasons)2257641342315792010611310818426142.302.388.479867.177.329.3741.7038.2366879
AA (3 seasons)20670297193485177811107814654050.275.349.430779.155.268.3241.8741.3302790
A+ (2 seasons)112420791182641255197626532460.281.373.448821.167.343.3041.0535.0188495
A- (1 seasons)186924331233153231400010.478.493.8701363.391.449.5664.6723.06073
NCAA (2 seasons)10231369107282179110371680000.342.464.6071071.265.514.3950.9618.4190384
Pittsburgh Pirates (2 seasons)231697113202513351441861141763110714.290.389.522911.232.413.3391.5419.9364821
Colorado Rockies (5 seasons)4655587214629521986577154170510.262.349.444793.183.323.3222.0026.6248641
Washington Nationals (3 seasons)23248959114197105893528414028.233.307.362669.129.247.2621.6248.9177544
Milwaukee Brewers (1 seasons)11732750842511445124610413005.257.350.468818.211.349.3352.2623.4153374
San Diego Padres (2 seasons)152271297321064121436421036.269.370.413783.144.306.3281.4945.2112319
New York Yankees (1 seasons)84219305717162011235803037.260.327.429756.169.274.3232.5236.594245
San Francisco Giants (1 seasons)4913919356132012263803203.252.370.374744.122.302.3271.4646.352167
Cincinnati Reds (1 seasons)42512620240042000000.118.182.275457.157.235.1385.0025.51455
YearTeamLgLevel#OrgPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
Other Batting Statistics
YearTeam NameLeagueGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTB
1995ColoradoDivisional Series44000000000200000.000.000.00000
1998San DiegoDivisional Series33110102000100000.333.3331.00013333
1998San DiegoChampionship Series37130012000200000.429.429.85712866
1998San DiegoWorld Series45021000000200000.400.400.60010003
2002NY YankeesDivisional Series22000000000100000.000.000.00000
Fielding Statistics
Year Team League Level Position G INN PO A E DP FPCT RF/9 RF/G
1987JamestownNYPLA-OF18 200001.000--10.00
1987West Palm BeachFSLA+OF50 103131.972--18.72
 
1988West Palm BeachFSLA+OF61 109311.991--16.52
1988JacksonvilleSouAAOF55 990001.000--16.20
 
1989JacksonvilleSouAAOF59 72312.987--11.44
 
1990JacksonvilleSouAAOF71 106410.991--13.94
1990IndianapolisAmerAAAOF29 48420.963--16.14
 
1991IndianapolisAmerAAAOF125 197711.995--14.69
1991Montreal ExposNLMLBOF17 290001.000--15.35
 
1992Montreal ExposNLMLB1B7 234031.000--34.71
1992Montreal ExposNLMLBOF57 99220.981--15.95
 
1993Montreal ExposNLMLB1B42 23713317.988--53.57
1993Montreal ExposNLMLBOF38 34110.972--8.29
 
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLB1B14 9630111.000--63.64
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBOF7 100001.000--12.86
 
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLB1B10 42323.957--40.50
1995Colorado RockiesNLMLBOF10 91001.000--9.00
 
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLB1B10 38212.976--36.00
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBLF25 330001.000--11.88
1996Colorado RockiesNLMLBRF1 10001.000--9.00
 
1997Colorado SpringsPCLAAA1B18 15310416.976--81.50
1997Colorado SpringsPCLAAAOF4 50001.000--11.25
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLB1B5 260021.000--46.80
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBLF2 20001.000--9.00
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBRF8 10010.909--11.25
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBDH2 .000--0.00
 
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLB1B2 81001.000--40.50
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBLF3 20001.000--6.00
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBRF22 182011.000--8.18
1998San Diego PadresNLMLB1B3 142011.000--48.00
1998San Diego PadresNLMLBLF2 70001.000--31.50
1998San Diego PadresNLMLBRF3 0000.000--0.00
1998San Diego PadresNLMLBDH3 .000--0.00
 
1999San Diego PadresNLMLB1B28 1568114.994--52.71
1999San Diego PadresNLMLBLF45 692011.000--14.20
1999San Diego PadresNLMLBRF3 20001.000--6.00
1999San Diego PadresNLMLBDH1 .000--0.00
 
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB1B3322925110121.99610.2671.18
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBLF139619110.9521.8813.85
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBRF65506115140.9672.0616.06
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBDH3 .000--0.00
 
2001Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB1B13911114113.99111.3779.62
2001Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBLF20137230001.0001.5110.35
2001Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBRF5643983230.9661.7413.66
2001Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBDH7 .000--0.00
2001San Francisco GiantsNLMLB1B1220001.0009.0018.00
2001San Francisco GiantsNLMLBLF31740001.0002.1212.00
2001San Francisco GiantsNLMLBRF38283781001.0002.5118.71
 
2002New York YankeesALMLB1B640320031.0007.2048.00
2002New York YankeesALMLBLF849120001.0002.2013.50
2002New York YankeesALMLBRF4934375020.9741.9713.78
2002New York YankeesALMLBDH14 .000--0.00
 
2003Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBLF64416010.9413.2724.00
2003Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBRF83663160422.9882.2317.78
 
2004LouisvilleILAAA1B8 521061.000--59.63
2004LouisvilleILAAAOF4 40001.000--9.00
2004Cincinnati RedsNLMLB1B4780001.00010.2918.00
2004Cincinnati RedsNLMLBRF743121001.0002.7216.71
Fielding Totals by Position/League:MLB1B178369104450990.99226.6855.31
 MLBLF127343187321.9904.9913.46
 MLBRF335227755411123.9792.2315.18
 MLBOF1290181430.984--12.91
 MLBDH300.000--0.00
 AAA1B26020511422.982--74.77
 AAAOF16202541131.989--14.72
 AAOF1850277722.993--13.82
 A+OF1110212442.982--17.51
 A-OF180200001.000--10.00

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