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Kevin ElsterHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1984-2000 MLB Years: 1986-2000
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Rated Prospect
World Series Champion

PositionsSS-1404, 3B-14, 2B-5, 1B-5Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKevin Daniel Elster
Height6-2Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 3,1964 [53.202]PlaceSan Pedro,California
High SchoolMarina (Huntington Beach,CA)
CollegeGolden West College (Huntington Beach,CA)

DraftedSelected by the New York Mets in the 2nd round (28th overall) of the 1984 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsDean Jongewaard
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1986-NYN-#1 ... 1987-NYN-#4 ... 1988-NYN-#2
MLB DebutSeptember 2,1986 [22.030]
OrganizationsNYN [9] LAN [2] NYA [2] TEX [2] KCA [1] PHI [1] PIT [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID11128Retrosheet IDelstk001MLBAM ID113828
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed36Power56Contact56XBH60RBIs60Runs47Hitting43Durability50Team.549Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Little Falls MetsNYPLA-nyn-ss1971257356673335132354110510.257.342.342.6848813298.289.085.265.31411.7413.761.171.0185.6719.70
1985Lynchburg MetsCaroA+nyn-ss205922441669072682332120120.295.388.429.8179616260.299.134.308.36712.698.080.642.6932.0024.24
1985Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-ss2059214305513022223192720010.257.323.346.6697415235.286.089.173.3048.0911.491.420.85107.0027.27
1985Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         11843871121220948105524840130.276.358.388.74617031495.293.112.242.33710.519.700.921.8248.6725.62
1986Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-ss211274356911719325278614644830.269.358.340.69814824512.291.071.209.31911.918.980.750.39217.5020.51
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn2ss211930351000003800010.167.242.200.4426133.227.033.133.1979.0924.242.670.000.0020.00
1987Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-ss221345498317033787473356213340.310.350.439.78924148591.336.129.200.3435.9210.491.771.3568.6328.24
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn21ss22510142001000100001.400.400.6001.0006210.444.200.200.4300.0010.000.000.000.0050.00
1988New York MetsNLMLBnyn21ss231494064187111937203547360125.214.282.313.59512721450.223.099.190.2637.7810.441.342.0045.1124.14
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn21ss241514585210625210554334772681113.231.283.360.64316537508.253.129.205.2826.6915.162.261.9745.8034.91
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn21ss2592314366520194520305411624.207.274.363.63711430352.218.156.258.2848.5215.341.802.5634.8946.15
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn21ss26115348338416263623405311464.241.318.351.66912224394.266.110.221.30010.1513.451.331.5258.0028.57
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn15ss27618040000000200001.222.222.222.4444018.250.000.000.2030.0011.110.000.000.000.00
1993San Antonio MissionsTexAAlan-ss2810395112107004400000.282.349.385.73415343.314.103.205.3329.309.301.000.000.0027.27
1994Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-2b29311221002002200000.182.308.273.5813113.222.091.273.27615.3815.381.000.000.0050.00
1994Albany/Colonie YankeesEastAAnya-ss294113519337022120211600303.244.340.341.681469159.258.097.267.31013.2110.060.761.2667.5027.27
1994Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         4414621358022320231800303.240.337.336.6734910172.256.096.267.30813.3710.470.781.1673.0028.57
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya19ss29720000000001601000.000.048.000.0480022.000.000.050.0344.5527.276.000.000.000.00
1995Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-ss3011425104006005800100.238.313.333.64614448.286.095.214.29310.4216.671.600.000.0040.00
1995Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi-ss30517253002002300001.294.368.471.8398319.357.177.294.37010.5315.791.500.000.0060.00
1995Totals for AAA-AAA         165971570080071100101.254.328.373.70122767.306.119.237.31510.4516.421.570.000.0046.67
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya26ss301017121000001500000.118.167.176.3433118.167.058.118.1605.5627.785.000.000.0050.00
1995Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3ss302653101141190071412211.208.302.377.67920665.250.169.302.29410.7721.542.001.5453.0054.55
1995Totals for MLB-MLB         3670111351190081912211.186.272.329.60123783.231.143.257.2649.6422.892.381.2070.0053.85
1996Texas RangersALMLBtex18ss3115751579130322249941521382161118.252.317.462.77923858596.291.210.317.3348.7223.152.654.0321.4644.62
1997Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit10ss323913814316272502213912201.225.327.449.7766215164.255.224.362.33912.8023.781.864.2719.7148.39
1998Texas RangersALMLBtex18ss3384297336910183702336622207.232.311.354.66510519336.271.122.226.3009.8219.642.002.3837.1327.54
2000Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan43ss3580220295080143200385201050.227.341.455.79610022259.234.228.400.34114.6720.081.375.4115.7144.00
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter9402844332648136128837614112955621338353945.228.300.377.67710722363225.251.149.254.0009.1517.431.912.7332.3236.42
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter5201923291535981424247391821723010721114.278.351.381.7327331362178.302.103.227.0009.9610.561.061.1080.1325.42
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1506089018540788273427313441.304.348.433.78126355658.333.129.204.0006.3811.091.741.2276.0029.73
AA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2378231232164146102111110593641143.262.346.344.69028351949.286.082.209.00011.069.800.890.63137.1723.61
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter62235436810072882352320120.289.385.421.8069917273.296.132.306.00012.828.420.662.5633.5725.00
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter71257356673335132354110510.257.342.342.6848813298.289.085.265.00011.7413.761.171.0185.6719.70
New York Mets Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter537158416635575634174106142242714183228.224.288.343.6315441151765.242.119.211.0008.0513.711.701.9346.5932.39
Texas Rangers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter24181211219942332136438520441813115.245.315.422.73734377932.284.177.283.0009.1221.892.403.4325.3838.69
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter80220295080143200385201050.227.341.455.79610022259.234.228.400.00014.6720.081.375.4115.7144.00
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3913814316272502213912201.225.327.449.7766215164.255.224.362.00012.8023.781.864.2719.7148.39
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2653101141190071412211.208.302.377.67920665.250.169.302.00010.7721.542.001.5453.0054.55
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter17371210000021101000.054.103.081.1843140.077.027.081.0005.0027.505.500.000.0050.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16249057112232156522519727678.228.300.377.67718541556.251.149.254.0009.1517.431.912.7332.3236.42
Average Minor - Per 162 games16259991167314777126687232731.278.351.381.73222842679.302.103.227.0009.9610.561.061.1080.1325.42

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1984Little Falls Mets NYPLA-nyn19SS71--1282141645358342.9554.82------71100.094.7
1985Lynchburg Mets CaroA+nyn20SS59--821951637293277.9454.69------59100.042.1
1985Jackson Mets TexAAnyn20SS59--1072201036337327.9705.54------59100.043.4
1986Jackson Mets TexAAnyn21SS123--1963652883589561.9524.56------12796.991.1
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn21SS19--1635265351.9622.68------19100.011.7
1987Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn22SS133--2194192174659638.9684.80------13499.395.0
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn22SS3--461-1110.9093.33------560.01.9
1988New York MetsNLMLBnyn23SS148--1963451361554541.9773.66------14999.392.5
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn24SS150--2353741563624609.9764.06------15199.392.6
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn25SS92--1592511742427410.9604.46------92100.056.8
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn26SS107--1492991439462448.9704.19------11593.066.5
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn27SS5--810-318181.0003.60------683.33.1
1993San Antonio Missions TexAAlan28SS10--1431434945.9184.50------10100.07.5
1994Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya293B1--141-65.8335.00------333.30.8
1994Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya292B2--33-2661.0003.00------366.71.5
1994Albany/Colonie Yankees EastAAnya29SS37--62104727173166.9604.49------4190.226.2
1994Albany/Colonie Yankees EastAAnya293B3--14--551.0001.67------417.32.1
1994Albany/Colonie Yankees EastAAnya292B2--14-1551.0002.50------414.91.4
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya29SS7--527-732321.0004.57------7100.06.2
1995Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca30SS11--2230-1252521.0004.73------11100.07.6
1995Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi30SS6--612141918.9473.00------5120.04.2
1995Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi303B2--22--441.0002.00------267.71.4
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya30SS10--1014-224241.0002.40------10100.06.9
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya302B1---------------1010.00.7
1995Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30SS19--18361115554.9822.84------2673.113.2
1995Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi301B4--17--117171.0004.25------2615.42.8
1996Texas RangersALMLBtex31SS157--28544114103740726.9814.62------157100.096.9
1997Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32SS39--54123122178177.9944.54------39100.024.1
1998Texas RangersALMLBtex33SS84--107257949373364.9764.33------84100.051.9
2000Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan353B8-646162-2422.9172.750.34-----8010.04.9
2000Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35SS55-456601331125204193.9463.510.42-----8068.834.0
2000Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan351B1-1--1-1---------801.30.6
MLB Totals for SS - 13 season(s)-   SS895-456130623519843337553657.9744.098.02-----8950.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B10-648182-2826.9292.600.41-----100.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B5-117-111817.9443.4017.00-----50.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS150--2474612290730708.9704.72------1500.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 4 season(s)-   SS229--3797204914911481099.9574.80------2290.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B3--14--551.0001.67------30.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B2--14-1551.0002.50------20.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS59--821951637293277.9454.69------590.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B2--33-2661.0003.00------20.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1--141-65.8335.00------10.00.0
A- Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS71--1282141645358342.9554.82------710.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1984Little Falls Mets NYPLA-nyn19----71------
1985Lynchburg Mets CaroA+nyn20----59------
1985Jackson Mets TexAAnyn20----59------
1986Jackson Mets TexAAnyn21----123------
1986New York MetsNLMLBnyn21----19------
1987Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn22----133------
1987New York MetsNLMLBnyn22----3------
1988New York MetsNLMLBnyn23----148------
1989New York MetsNLMLBnyn24----150------
1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn25----92------
1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn26----107------
1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn27----5------
1993San Antonio Missions TexAAlan28----10------
1994Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya29---2-1-----
1994Albany/Colonie Yankees EastAAnya29---2373-----
1994New York YankeesALMLBnya29----7------
1995Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca30----11------
1995Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi30----6------
1995Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30--4-192-----
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya30---110------
1996Texas RangersALMLBtex31----157------
1997Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit32----39------
1998Texas RangersALMLBtex33----84------
2000Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35--1-558-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1986New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB2143000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1986New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB2111000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1988New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB2358121001003000000.250.455.375.8303111.250.125.50027.270.000.000.000.0050.00
1996Texas RangersDiv SeriesMLB31412242000103200000.333.467.500.9676215.400.167.50020.0013.330.670.000.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs412242000103200000.333.467.500.9676215.400.167.50020.0013.330.670.000.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs911121001003100000.182.357.273.6303114.200.091.36421.437.140.330.000.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1996AL Comeback Player of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2000-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2000-01-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1998-07-31Released by Rangers. 
1997-12-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1997-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-12-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
1996-10-31Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-01-16ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1995-10-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-07-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Phillies. 
1995-07-03Released by Royals. 
1995-06-29ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1995-06-08Released by Yankees. 
1994-05-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1994-03-21Released by Padres. 
1993-12-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
1993-06-04Released by Marlins. 
1993-05-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Marlins. 
1993-05-17Released by Dodgers. 
1993-01-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1992-12-19Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* 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
1986New York MetsTeam Payroll2160,000-61429-386,34760,00060,000
1987New York MetsTeam Payroll2260,000-59531-344,90660,000120,000
1988New York MetsTeam Payroll2369,000-5782518392,10762,500189,000
1989New York MetsTeam Payroll24140,000-4682542429,80262,500329,000
1990New York MetsTeam Payroll25260,000-4112142515,727100,000589,000
1991New York MetsTeam Payroll26625,000-2981758742,231100,0001,214,000
1992New York MetsTeam Payroll27760,000-3042163962,245109,0001,974,000
1994New York YankeesTeam Payroll29200,000-5072644957,101109,0002,174,000
1995Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll30300,000-4101954999,520109,0002,474,000
1995New York YankeesTeam Payroll30300,000-4102354999,520109,0002,474,000
1996Texas RangersTeam Payroll31270,000-4471951957,870109,0002,744,000
1997Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll321,650,000-226376++1,182,177150,0004,394,000
1998Texas RangersTeam Payroll331,500,000-2531672++1,276,192170,0005,894,000
2000Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll35300,000-55028381,394,248200,0006,194,000
* 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