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Rafael Palmeiro Pr team-1#1AS-4AW-22

+ Played in Major Leagues 1986-2005
Biography Data
Positions: 1B-2148, OF-459, DH-438
Proper Name: Rafael Corrales Palmeiro
Born: September 24, 1964 (50.248)
Place Havana, Cuba
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 190 Bats/Throws: Left-Left
High School: Jackson (Miami,FL)
College: Mississippi State University
Drafted: 1985 -- 1st round (22nd overall) by Chicago Cubs (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:September 8,1986 (21.349)
TBC Player ID:625
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2004-10-27 - Baltimore Orioles - More
Prospect Ranks:[1987]CHN #1 [1986]CHN #6
Recent Contract:Signed to 1-year contract for 2005-2005 ($3m) by Baltimore Orioles.
Organizations:CHN, TEX, BAL
Signed by:Earl Winn
Relationship(s):, Father of Patrick Palmeiro

Scouting Scores
speed contact patience batting power
37 79 68 71 78


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  • Salary Information
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Suspended for 10 days for drug violation
    Signed as Free Agent by Orioles.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Signed as Free Agent by Rangers.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Signed as Free Agent by Orioles.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Traded by Cubs with Drew Hall and Jamie Moyer to Rangers for Pablo Delgado, Luis Benitez, Curtis Wilkerson, Steve Wilson, Paul Kilgus and Mitch Williams.
    signed
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Chicago Cubs in 1st round (22nd overall) of 1985 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    *Did not sign* ... Selected by New York Mets in 8th round (189th overall) of 1982 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2005Baltimore Orioles$ 3,000,000227775$ 300,000$ 2,189,055
    2004Baltimore Orioles$ 4,000,000154484$ 300,000$ 2,070,1002004-10-27 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2005-2005 ($3m)
    2003Texas Rangers$ 9,000,00053594$ 300,000$ 2,163,527
    2002Texas Rangers$ 8,712,98640496$ 200,000$ 2,011,045
    2001Texas Rangers$ 9,000,00033297$ 200,000$ 1,897,758
    2000Texas Rangers$ 8,620,92120198$ 200,000$ 1,394,248
    1999Texas Rangers$ 8,849,93114299$ 200,000$ 1,454,491
    1998Baltimore Orioles$ 6,515,82823298$ 170,000$ 1,276,192
    1997Baltimore Orioles$ 5,337,02139496$ 150,000$ 1,182,177
    1996Baltimore Orioles$ 5,406,60326298$ 109,000$ 957,870
    1995Baltimore Orioles$ 4,906,60337397$ 109,000$ 999,520
    1994Baltimore Orioles$ 5,406,60362100$ 109,000$ 957,101
    1993Texas Rangers$ 4,550,00022298$ 109,000$ 968,431
    1992Texas Rangers$ 3,850,00024498$ 109,000$ 962,245
    1991Texas Rangers$ 1,475,000160778$ 100,000$ 742,231
    1990Texas Rangers$ 300,0003911345$ 100,000$ 515,727
    1989Texas Rangers$ 212,0003901552$ 62,500$ 429,802
    1988Chicago Cubs$ 90,0005082028$ 62,500$ 392,107
    1987Chicago Cubs$ 62,5005132427$ 60,000$ 344,906
    1986Chicago Cubs$ 60,000614270$ 60,000$ 386,347

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