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RAFAEL PALMEIRO

MLB  Retired     |   Played: 1983-2005
Positions
1B-2148, OF-459, DH-438
Born
September 24, 1964  (49.332)
Place
Ht/Wt
6-0 / 190
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
High School
Jackson  (Miami,FL)
College:
Drafted:
Chicago Cubs:  1985-1-22 (June-Reg) 
Signed by
Full Name
Rafael Corrales Palmeiro 
TBC Player ID
625
MLB Debut
, Father of Patrick Palmeiro

Top Prospect:  team  1986 (#6-CHC), 1987 (#1-CHC)
Speed
37
Contact
79
Patience
68
Batting
71
Power
78

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OFF THE FIELD
Salary data is available for Major Leaguers since 1985. Players not on opening day roster, for the most part, are assumed to have earned the minimum salary for that year. Team payrolls are based on opening day rosters and the player's listed team is the first team he played for during a given season. Career earnings are estimates and based only on available data.
YearTeamSalaryRankTeam PayrollPct of Tm Payroll 
1986Chicago Cubs$60,000$ 0  
1987Chicago Cubs$62,500$ 0  
1988Chicago Cubs$90,000$ 12,339,8330.7% 
1989Texas Rangers$212,000$ 10,689,5002.0% 
1990Texas Rangers$300,000$ 15,104,3722.0% 
1991Texas Rangers$1,475,000$ 22,224,5006.6% 
1992Texas Rangers$3,850,00024$ 29,740,66712.9% 
1993Texas Rangers$4,550,00022$ 35,641,95912.8% 
1994Baltimore Orioles$5,406,6037$ 37,669,76914.4% 
1995Baltimore Orioles$4,906,60337$ 40,835,51912.0% 
1996Baltimore Orioles$5,406,60329$ 48,726,83211.1% 
1997Baltimore Orioles$5,337,02142$ 54,871,3999.7% 
1998Baltimore Orioles$6,515,82824$ 70,408,1349.3% 
1999Texas Rangers$8,849,93114$ 81,301,59810.9% 
2000Texas Rangers$8,620,92121$ 70,785,00012.2% 
2001Texas Rangers$9,000,00036$ 88,633,50010.2% 
2002Texas Rangers$8,712,98642$ 105,726,1228.2% 
2003Texas Rangers$9,000,00056$ 103,491,6678.7% 
2004Baltimore Orioles$4,000,000$ 51,623,3337.7% 
2005Baltimore Orioles$3,000,000$ 73,914,3334.1% 
Career Earnings:$ 89,355,996 



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