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Ron GantTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1983-2003 MLB Years: 1987-2003
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PositionsOF-791, LF-734, 2B-614, 3B-83, SS-51, DH-45, RF-6, CF-1Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRonald Edwin Gant
Height6-0Weight196BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 2,1965 [53.204]PlaceVictoria,Texas
High SchoolVictoria (Victoria,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Atlanta Braves [Team Picks] in the 4th round (100th overall) of the 1983 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsCharlie Smith
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1987-ATL-#7 ... 1988-ATL-#4
MLB DebutSeptember 6,1987 [22.188]
OrganizationsATL [11] SLN [3] OAK [2] PHI [2] ANA [1] CIN [1] COL [1] SDN [1] Awards4Awards Voting5-349
TBC Player ID1143Retrosheet IDgantr001MLBAM ID114567
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (2B) in 1988 ... Member of the MLB 30/30 club (30hr+30sb) in 1990-1991
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed76Power77Contact44XBH74RBIs68Runs75Hitting55Durability71Team.483Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1983Gulf Coast BravesGCLRkatl-ss185619332452211446413400120.233.366.280.646545235.277.047.249.30817.4514.470.830.43193.0011.11
1984Anderson BravesSALAatl-2b191053594485146338135296510600.237.291.334.62512023395.276.097.201.2847.3416.462.240.76119.6727.06
1985Sumter BravesSALAatl-2b2010230546781447371910335921020.256.332.397.72912125341.297.141.279.3269.6817.301.792.0543.5732.05
1986Durham BullsCaroA+atl-2b21137512108142311026102359788532600.277.372.529.90127167601.285.252.455.39312.9814.141.094.3319.6947.18
1987Greenville BravesSouAAatl72b22140527781302731482244599223700.247.321.389.71020544598.271.142.292.3149.8715.381.562.3437.6433.85
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl52b22218392240294211101103.265.271.386.65732686.282.121.157.2831.1612.7911.002.3341.5027.27
1988Richmond BravesILAAAatl-2b23124531422041121000100.311.333.444.77720448.389.133.178.3414.1720.835.000.000.0028.57
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl52b2314656385146288196019104611832447.259.317.439.75624755618.295.180.277.3357.4419.092.573.0729.6337.67
1989Sumter BravesSALAatl-of241239131541154211300020.385.520.6151.13524650.400.230.564.49222.006.000.272.0039.0040.00
1989Richmond BravesILAAAatl-of24632254259132112772294200110.262.345.484.82910926255.277.222.373.37011.3716.471.454.3120.4544.07
1989Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         7526455741731232114404500130.280.374.504.87813332305.298.224.402.38913.1114.751.133.9322.0043.24
1989Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl53b247526026468392596206312200.177.237.335.5728720285.195.158.246.2607.0222.113.153.1628.8943.48
1990Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl5of2515257510717434332843316508611408.303.357.539.89631069631.308.236.353.3957.9213.631.725.0717.9739.66
1991Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl5of261545611011413533210534157110450586.251.338.496.83427870642.253.245.405.36511.0616.201.464.9817.5349.65
1992Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl5of27153544741412261780321045101706510.259.321.415.73622645602.287.156.279.3307.4816.782.242.8232.0031.91
1993Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl5of281576061131662743611726967117207214.274.345.510.85530967682.283.236.375.3729.8217.161.755.2816.8340.36
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin6of3011941079113194298823874108315511.276.386.554.94022752493.302.278.495.40215.0121.911.465.8814.1446.02
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln5lf31122419741031423082134739831459.246.359.504.86321146500.247.258.453.36914.6019.601.346.0013.9744.66
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln5lf321395026811521417621465816210132.229.310.388.69819542562.302.159.291.30910.3228.832.793.0229.5336.52
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln5lf331213836092171266780519220226.240.331.493.82418944438.247.253.407.35511.6421.001.805.9414.7347.83
1999Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi5lf3413851610713427517771338511210306.260.364.430.79422249605.300.170.355.35314.0518.511.322.8130.3536.57
2000Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi5lf35893435487162203854367311317.254.324.487.81116738384.265.233.341.3469.3819.012.035.2117.1543.68
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana5lf-dh35348215193161612201800100.232.379.512.8914210103.220.280.512.38419.4217.480.905.8313.6752.63
2000Totals for MLB-MLB         12342569106193265466569111417.249.335.492.82720948487.256.243.374.35411.5018.691.635.3416.3545.28
2001Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol3lf365917131448282231245602220.257.345.468.8138018199.330.211.363.34612.0628.142.334.0221.3840.91
2001Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak5dh-lf36348115215121320112400100.259.344.420.76434893.339.161.321.33311.8325.812.182.1540.5038.10
2001Totals for MLB-MLB         932524665133103551358002320.258.345.452.79711426292.333.194.349.34211.9927.402.293.4225.2040.00
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn9lf371023095881141185946365921518.262.338.489.82715133353.266.227.337.35510.2016.711.645.1017.1740.74
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak5lf-dh381741460014002900101.146.182.220.4029144.156.074.122.1794.5520.454.502.2741.0016.67
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter183264491080165130250321100824310277014113212573898.256.336.468.80430166737320.279.212.353.00010.5219.281.834.3920.0940.76
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter6272205366568107306330910739282390862270.258.341.419.7609242002523.285.161.320.00011.1815.461.382.5035.0035.21
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter752704573154113183315200210.270.343.478.82112930303.297.208.341.00010.2317.161.683.6324.5541.10
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter140527781302731482244599223700.247.321.389.71020544598.271.142.292.0009.8715.381.562.3437.6433.85
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter137512108142311026102359788532600.277.372.529.90127167601.285.252.455.00012.9814.141.094.3319.6947.18
A Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2197031031783211118036177312731640.253.324.377.70126554786.292.124.255.0009.2916.161.741.4063.9130.34
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5619332452211446413400120.233.366.280.646545235.277.047.249.00017.4514.470.830.43193.0011.11
Atlanta Braves Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter85831925158361582714748015768300600196291948.262.326.466.79214893323546.278.204.326.0008.4616.922.004.1521.7139.71
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter38213042023105277321135101823526171017.238.332.456.7885951321500.267.218.377.00012.1323.471.934.8717.8642.58
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter22785916122143737115187121185216113.257.348.453.80138987989.286.196.349.00012.2318.711.533.7423.2239.37
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11941079113194298823874108315511.276.386.554.94022752493.302.278.495.00015.0121.911.465.8814.1446.02
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1023095881141185946365921518.262.338.489.82715133353.266.227.337.00010.2016.711.645.1017.1740.74
Colorado Rockies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5917131448282231245602220.257.345.468.8138018199.330.211.363.00012.0628.142.334.0221.3840.91
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter5112219275131720133300201.221.292.352.644439137.273.131.254.0009.4924.092.542.1940.6733.33
Anaheim Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter348215193161612201800100.232.379.512.8914210103.220.280.512.00019.4217.480.905.8313.6752.63
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625709614627428892196812531539.256.336.468.80426760647.279.212.353.00010.5219.281.834.3920.0940.76
Average Minor - Per 162 games16257095147288168028107310122620.258.341.419.76023952652.285.161.320.00011.1815.461.382.5035.0035.21

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1983Gulf Coast Braves GCLRkatl18SS49--681342215224202.9024.12------5687.581.7
1984Anderson Braves SALAatl192B100--2482633175542511.9435.11------10595.269.9
1985Sumter Braves SALAatl202B85--1601991027369359.9734.22------10283.363.0
1985Sumter Braves SALAatl20SS2---1--111.0000.50------1022.01.5
1986Durham Bulls CaroA+atl212B135--2403842661650624.9604.62------13798.596.4
1987Greenville Braves SouAAatl222B140--32843421108783762.9735.44------140100.097.2
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl222B20--4559317107104.9725.20------2195.212.4
1988Richmond Braves ILAAAatl232B12--2223545045.9003.75------12100.08.5
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl232B122--2953782682699673.9635.52------14683.676.3
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl233B22--2139566560.9232.73------14615.113.8
1989Sumter Braves SALAatl24OF12--1912-2220.9091.67------12100.08.5
1989Richmond Braves ILAAAatl24OF52--10815-114109.9562.10------6382.535.6
1989Richmond Braves ILAAAatl243B8--313-116161.0002.00------6312.75.5
1989Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl243B53--23103168142126.8872.38------7570.733.1
1989Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl24OF14--47-1-4847.9793.36------7518.78.8
1990Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl25OF146--357782372364.9782.49------15296.190.1
1991Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl26OF148--338761351345.9832.33------15496.191.4
1992Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl27OF147--277541286282.9861.92------15396.190.7
1993Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28OF155--2715111287276.9621.78------15798.795.7
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30OF117--19173-201198.9851.69------11998.381.3
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31LF116--216452225220.9781.90------12295.171.6
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32LF128--248461258252.9771.97------13992.179.0
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32DH1---------------1390.70.6
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33LF104--16245-171166.9711.60------12186.064.2
1999Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34LF133--259722268266.9932.00------13896.482.1
1999Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34DH2---------------1381.41.2
2000Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35LF84-72617546-185179.9682.130.25-----8994.451.9
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana35LF21-132421114443.9772.050.33-----3461.813.0
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana35DH12---------------3435.37.4
2001Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol36LF51-3888123-8683.9651.630.21-----5986.431.5
2001Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak36DH20---------------3458.812.3
2001Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak36LF11-734---441.0000.360.05-----3432.46.8
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn37LF78-59713863-147144.9801.850.24-----10276.548.1
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn37RF5-253---331.0000.600.12-----1024.93.1
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn37DH4---------------1023.92.5
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn37CF1-21---111.0001.000.50-----1021.00.6
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38LF84427---771.0000.880.17-----1747.14.9
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38DH6---------------1735.33.7
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38RF1182---221.0002.000.25-----175.90.6
MLB Totals for LF - 8 season(s)-   LF7344195813323231613951364.9781.860.70-----7340.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 6 season(s)-   OF727--14813133515451512.9792.08------7270.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B142--3404372999806777.9645.47------1420.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B75--441422114207186.8992.48------750.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH45---------------450.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF61335---551.0000.830.15-----60.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF1-21---111.0001.000.50-----10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF52--10815-114109.9562.10------520.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B12--2223545045.9003.75------120.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B8--313-116161.0002.00------80.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B140--32843421108783762.9735.44------1400.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B135--2403842661650624.9604.62------1350.00.0
A Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B185--40846241102911870.9554.70------1850.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF12--1912-2220.9091.67------120.00.0
A Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS2---1--111.0000.50------20.00.0
Rk Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS49--681342215224202.9024.12------490.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1983Gulf Coast Braves GCLRkatl18----49------
1984Anderson Braves SALAatl19---100-------
1985Sumter Braves SALAatl20---852------
1986Durham Bulls CaroA+atl21---135-------
1987Greenville Braves SouAAatl22---140-------
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl22---20-------
1988Richmond Braves ILAAAatl23---12-------
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl23---122-22-----
1989Sumter Braves SALAatl24---------12-
1989Richmond Braves ILAAAatl24-----8---52-
1989Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl24-----53---14-
1990Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl25---------146-
1991Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl26---------148-
1992Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl27---------147-
1993Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28---------155-
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30---------117-
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31------116----
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32------128---1
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33------104----
1999Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi34------133---2
2000Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35------84----
2000Anaheim AngelsALMLBana35------21---12
2001Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol36------51----
2001Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak36------11---20
2002San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn37------7815-4
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38------8-1-6

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1991Atlanta BravesChamp. SeriesMLB26727471013702400000.259.310.407.71711229.273.148.4816.9013.792.003.4527.0028.57
1991Atlanta BravesWorld SeriesMLB26730380104102300000.267.313.333.64610132.296.066.1676.259.381.500.000.0012.50
1992Atlanta BravesChamp. SeriesMLB27722540026104400000.182.308.455.76310226.125.273.50015.3815.381.007.6911.0050.00
1992Atlanta BravesWorld SeriesMLB2748211000201200000.125.222.250.472219.167.125.50011.1122.222.000.000.00100.00
1993Atlanta BravesChamp. SeriesMLB28627453003002900000.185.241.296.5378329.278.111.1856.9031.034.500.000.0060.00
1995Cincinnati RedsDiv SeriesMLB30313330012000300000.231.231.462.6936113.222.231.2310.0023.080.007.6913.0033.33
1995Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB30416130001000300000.188.188.188.3763016.231.000.0000.0018.750.000.000.000.00
1996St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB31310341014202000000.400.500.8001.3008212.333.400.80016.670.000.008.3310.0050.00
1996St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB31725361024002600000.240.296.520.81613327.235.280.3607.4122.223.007.4112.5050.00
2001Oakland AthleticsDiv SeriesMLB36411120011000300000.182.182.455.6375111.143.273.2730.0027.270.009.0911.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs1034791037202600000.265.306.559.86519436.240.294.4125.5616.673.008.3311.3344.44
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 5 yrs3111717255051780102600000.214.276.385.6614510127.233.171.3257.8720.472.603.9423.4040.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs1138591104303500000.237.293.316.60912241.273.079.2377.3212.201.670.000.0022.22

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2004Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl39Broadcaster1629666.593--1Bobby CoxLost in 1st Round (Astros)
2005Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl40Broadcaster1629072.556--1Bobby CoxLost NLDS (Astros)
2006Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl41Broadcaster1627983.48818.03Bobby Cox
2007Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl42Broadcaster1628478.5195.03Bobby Cox
2008Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl43Broadcaster1627290.44420.04Bobby Cox
2009Atlanta BravesNLMLBMLBatl44Broadcaster1628676.5317.03Bobby Cox
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1990National League Player of the Week (August 20-August 26)1
1991NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)1
1995National League Player of the Week (July 24-July 30) ... NL Comeback Player of the Year2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2003-06-04Released by Athletics. 
2003-02-21ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
2002-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-05-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-04-26InjuredDisabled -- fractured right-pinky finger 
2002-01-18ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
2001-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-07-03TradeTraded by Rockies to Athletics for Robin Jennings. 
2000-12-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rockies. 
2000-10-30Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2000-07-29TradeTraded by Phillies to Angels for Kent Bottenfield. 
1998-11-19TradeTraded by Cardinals with Cliff Politte and Jeff Brantley to Phillies for Garrett Stephenson and Ricky Bottalico. 
1995-12-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1995-10-30Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-06-21ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
1994-03-15Released by Braves. 
* 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
1987Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll2260,000-59528-344,90660,00060,000
1988Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll2365,000-5902616392,10762,500125,000
1989Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll2462,500-69133-429,80262,500187,500
1990Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll25125,000-5412123515,727100,000312,500
1991Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll261,195,000-186574++742,231100,0001,507,500
1992Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll272,700,000-84590++962,245109,0004,207,500
1993Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll283,700,000-54495++968,431109,0007,907,500
1995Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll303,633,335-90591++999,520109,00011,540,835
1996St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll314,000,000-64393++957,870109,00015,540,835
1997St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll324,500,000-68493++1,182,177150,00020,040,835
1998St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll335,500,000-38296++1,276,192170,00025,540,835
1999Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll346,000,000-46195++1,454,491200,00031,540,835
2000Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll355,066,667-105489++1,394,248200,00036,607,502
2000Anaheim AngelsTeam Payroll355,066,667-105489++1,394,248200,00036,607,502
2001Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll361,750,000-31810651,897,758200,00038,357,502
2001Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll361,750,000-31813651,897,758200,00038,357,502
2002San Diego PadresTeam Payroll37500,000-48314462,011,045200,00038,857,502
2003Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll38350,000-54018332,163,527300,00039,207,502
* 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