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VERNON WELLS   +

MLB  Free Agent
Positions
CF-1369, OF-542, LF-259, RF-52, DH-52, 3B-1, 2B-1, 1B-1
Born
December 8, 1978  (35.137)
Place
Ht/Wt
6-1 / 210
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
High School
Bowie  (Arlington,TX)
College:
 
Drafted:
Toronto Blue Jays:  1997-1-5 (June-Reg)  bonus: $1,800,000
Full Name
Vernon Wells III 
TBC Player ID
280
MLB Debut
August 30, 1999  (20.265)
Signed by
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Top Prospect:  mlb  1998 (#52), 1999 (#69), 2000 (#4), 2001 (#12)   team  1999 (#5-TOR), 2000 (#1-TOR), 2001 (#1-TOR)

Recent Contract:  7-years/$126m (2008-2014) by Toronto Blue Jays Notes
Speed
61
Contact
73
Patience
38
Batting
56
Power
66
Health
60

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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 
1999Toronto Blue Jays$200,000$ 48,165,3330.4% 
2000Toronto Blue Jays$175,000$ 46,363,3320.4% 
2001Toronto Blue Jays$200,000$ 76,895,9990.3% 
2002Toronto Blue Jays$221,000$ 76,864,3330.3% 
2003Toronto Blue Jays$520,000$ 51,269,0001.0% 
2004Toronto Blue Jays$870,000$ 50,017,0001.7% 
2005Toronto Blue Jays$3,070,000$ 45,719,5006.7% 
2006Toronto Blue Jays$4,470,000$ 71,915,0006.2% 
2007Toronto Blue Jays$8,787,50084$ 81,942,80010.7% 
2008Toronto Blue Jays$3,687,500$ 97,793,9003.8% 
2009Toronto Blue Jays$4,687,500$ 80,538,3005.8% 
2010Toronto Blue Jays$15,687,50024$ 62,689,35725.0% 
2011Los Angeles Angels$26,187,5002$ 138,543,16618.9% 
2012Los Angeles Angels$24,187,5002$ 154,485,16615.7% 
2013New York Yankees$24,642,8574$ 228,995,94510.8% 
Career Earnings:$ 117,593,857 



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