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Richard HidalgoTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1992-2009 MLB Years: 1997-2005
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PositionsOF-694, RF-560, CF-361, LF-170, DH-2Position when DraftedRF-CFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRichard Jose Hidalgo
Height6-3Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 2,1975 [43.141]PlaceCaracas,Venezuela

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1991 by the Houston Astros.
Signing ScoutsAndres Reiner
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1995-MLB-#34 ... 1995-MLB-#3 ... 1996-MLB-#20 ... 1996-MLB-#2 ... 1997-MLB-#19 ... 1997-HOU-#1 ... 1998-MLB-#19
MLB DebutSeptember 1,1997 [22.061]
OrganizationsHOU [13] NYN [1] TEX [1] WAS [1] Awards7Awards Voting2-11
TBC Player ID1206Retrosheet IDhidar001MLBAM ID115902
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed57Power74Contact58XBH78RBIs67Runs50Hitting60Durability65Team.513Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1992Gulf Coast AstrosGCLRkhou-of1651184205773127145132731300.310.360.397.7577311204.352.087.207.3436.3713.242.080.49184.0019.30
1993Asheville TouristsSALAhou-of171114034910923310552113307642500.270.324.417.74116836444.307.147.241.3296.7617.122.532.2540.3033.03
1994Quad Cities River BanditsMidwAhou-of181244766813947612761212238071416.292.331.492.82323465511.327.200.248.3534.5015.663.482.3539.6746.76
1995Jackson GeneralsTexAAhou-of19133489591302861459893276207111.266.309.434.74321248530.286.168.231.3236.0414.342.382.6434.9336.92
1996Jackson GeneralsTexAAhou-of2013051366151342147811729551117224.294.341.450.79123150561.304.156.220.3445.179.801.902.5036.6433.11
1997New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAhou-of211345267414737511786103557807316.279.330.432.76222753576.292.153.211.3326.089.901.631.9147.8236.05
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou51cf21196281950261041810000.306.358.484.84230767.405.178.258.3695.9726.874.502.9931.0036.84
1998New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-of221024042001003200003.167.259.250.5096227.182.083.208.23911.117.410.670.000.0050.00
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou51cf2274211316415073533173720405.303.355.474.82910022234.333.171.251.3607.2615.812.182.9930.1434.38
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou51lf231083834987252155685567340525.227.328.420.74816142448.240.193.347.32812.5016.291.303.3525.5348.28
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou51cf2415355811817542344122136561102109313.314.391.6361.02735589644.317.322.435.4278.7017.081.966.8312.6850.86
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou51cf25146512701412931980355410716011315.275.356.455.81123351593.307.180.281.3499.1118.041.983.2026.9536.17
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou51rf2611438854911741548624385602113.235.319.415.73416136439.262.180.302.3229.7919.361.983.4225.8739.56
2003Houston AstrosNLMLBhou51rf271415149115943428889758104805810.309.385.572.95729475585.339.263.379.4029.9117.781.794.7918.3647.17
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou51rf2858199215115243012175300447.256.309.412.7218221220.322.156.236.3047.7324.093.121.8249.7541.18
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn15rf288632446741112152322776502312.228.296.463.75915033358.231.235.321.3217.5421.232.815.8715.4344.59
2004Totals for NL-NL         1445236712526325824444129506719.239.301.444.74523254578.267.205.289.3157.6122.322.934.3320.9243.20
2005Texas RangersALMLBtex51rf29883084368120164312267440118.221.289.416.70512828339.237.195.276.3067.6721.832.854.7219.2541.18
2006Gulf Coast NationalsGCLRkwas-of303211091960290033520102.173.207.282.489318116.230.109.136.2142.5930.1711.671.7255.0042.11
2008Long Island DucksAtlInd--323011119295151611151610116.261.352.459.8115111128.264.198.333.35311.7212.501.073.9122.2037.93
2009Monterrey SultanesMexAAA--3326010001000000000.167.167.167.334106.167.000.000.1490.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter9873459531929214191715604834358737670432588.269.345.490.83516944043927.292.221.329.0009.1218.772.064.3520.2343.49
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter72727313457571842564384725616840837534762.277.324.433.75711832732975.302.156.223.0005.6513.712.432.1542.6736.06
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1465567415239511806103859807319.273.325.421.74623455609.286.148.209.0006.249.691.551.8150.5536.18
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter26310021252816282813719166113113114335.280.326.442.768443981091.295.162.226.0005.5912.012.152.5735.7934.88
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter23587911724870922131332553156113916.282.328.457.785402101955.318.175.245.0005.5516.342.942.3039.9540.73
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter832942976133336145166251402.259.304.354.65810419320.313.095.180.0005.0019.383.880.9498.0025.00
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3011119295151611151610116.261.352.459.8115111128.264.198.333.00011.7212.501.073.9122.2037.93
Houston Astros Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter8132827442787191181344654430305587580402168.278.356.501.85714163433230.304.223.335.0009.4418.171.924.1521.1043.58
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8632446741112152322776502312.228.296.463.75915033358.231.235.321.0007.5421.232.815.8715.4344.59
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter883084368120164312267440118.221.289.416.70512828339.237.195.276.0007.6721.832.854.7219.2541.18
Average MLB - Per 162 games16256887152353289286591211107414.269.345.490.83527866645.292.221.329.0009.1218.772.064.3520.2343.49
Average Minor - Per 162 games16260977169416148616123791818214.277.324.433.75726461663.302.156.223.0005.6513.712.432.1542.6736.06

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1992Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou16OF46--676-373731.0001.59------5190.276.7
1993Asheville Tourists SALAhou17OF108--1973066233227.9742.10------11197.377.7
1994Quad Cities River Bandits MidwAhou18OF116--20223113236225.9531.94------12493.584.1
1995Jackson Generals TexAAhou19OF129--2381453257252.9811.95------13397.095.6
1996Jackson Generals TexAAhou20OF127--3021466322316.9812.49------13097.790.7
1997New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAhou21OF127--2611593285276.9682.17------13494.888.2
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou21CF17--27---27271.0001.59------1989.510.5
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou21RF1---------------195.30.6
1998New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou22OF9--17---17171.0001.89------1090.06.3
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22CF57--116311120119.9922.09------7477.035.2
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22RF13--5-1-65.8330.38------7417.68.0
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22LF9--10-1-1110.9091.11------7412.25.6
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23LF97--15513-21681681.0001.73------10889.859.9
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23CF30--532215755.9651.83------10827.818.5
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23RF3--5---551.0001.67------1082.81.9
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24CF125-100833355-343338.9852.700.34-----15381.777.2
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24RF37-174562-158581.0001.570.33-----15324.222.8
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24LF36-11536-213836.9471.000.31-----15323.522.2
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25CF128-1009279833290287.9902.240.28-----14687.779.0
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25RF37-7817---17171.0000.460.22-----14625.322.8
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25LF23-147364-140401.0001.740.27-----14615.814.2
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26RF110-913209613216215.9951.950.24-----11496.567.9
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26CF1-1-------------1140.90.6
2003Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27RF13713612002762245302298.9872.180.25-----14197.284.6
2003Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27DH1---------------1410.70.6
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn28RF83817081521043166162.9761.950.23-----8696.551.2
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28RF565145210742-113111.9821.980.25-----5896.634.6
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn28LF55427---771.0001.400.17-----865.83.1
2005Texas RangersALMLBtex29RF837869917432-179177.9892.130.25-----8894.351.2
2005Texas RangersALMLBtex29CF32185---551.0001.670.28-----883.41.9
2005Texas RangersALMLBtex29DH1---------------881.10.6
2006Gulf Coast Nationals GCLRkwas30OF32--513415854.9311.69------32100.059.3
MLB Totals for RF - 9 season(s)-   RF5603464224100147141210621048.9871.870.25-----5600.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 7 season(s)-   CF3612203681318115842831.9872.300.41-----3610.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 5 season(s)-   LF17053042441734264261.9891.540.86-----1700.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH2---------------20.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF136--2781593302293.9702.15------1360.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF256--54028119579568.9812.22------2560.00.0
A Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF224--39953179469452.9642.02------2240.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF78--118944131127.9691.63------780.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1992Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou16---------46-
1993Asheville Tourists SALAhou17---------108-
1994Quad Cities River Bandits MidwAhou18---------116-
1995Jackson Generals TexAAhou19---------129-
1996Jackson Generals TexAAhou20---------127-
1997New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAhou21---------127-
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou21-------171--
1998New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou22---------9-
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22------95713--
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23------97303--
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24------3612537--
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25------2312837--
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26-------1110--
2003Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27--------137-1
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn28------5-83--
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28--------56--
2005Texas RangersALMLBtex29-------383-1
2006Gulf Coast Nationals GCLRkwas30---------32-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1997Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB2125100000001200000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.20016.6733.332.000.000.000.00
1998Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB2214010000000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2001Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB2538110000003200000.125.364.125.4891011.167.000.37527.2718.180.670.000.000.00
2007Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB3119445610191021000101.136.170.227.39710247.147.091.1594.2621.285.002.1344.0033.33
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs19445610191021000101.136.170.227.39710247.147.091.1594.2621.285.002.1344.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs617220000004500000.118.286.118.4042021.167.000.23519.0523.811.250.000.000.00

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1994Midwest League All-Star Team (OF)1
1996Texas League All-Star (OF)1
1997Winter League All-Star (OF)1
2000National League Player of the Week (September 4-September 10) ... NL Player of the Month (September)2
2003Houston Astros Player of the Year1
2004National League Player of the Week (April 5-April 11)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2007-03-24Released by Astros 
2007-01-12ContractSigned by Astros to minor league contract and invited to spring training 
2006-05-23ContractSigned by Yankees (minor) 
2006-02-26ContractSigned by Orioles (minor) 
2005-08-06InjuredDisabled -- left wrist injury 
2004-12-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
2004-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-06-17TradeTraded by Astros to Mets for Dave Weathers and Jeremy Griffiths. 
2003-06-08InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-05-29InjuredDisabled -- - 
2002-09-09InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-08-24InjuredDisabled -- right hip strain 
1991-07-02ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Astros. 
* 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
1997Houston AstrosTeam Payroll21150,000-76632-1,182,177150,000150,000
1998Houston AstrosTeam Payroll22170,000-81236-1,276,192170,000320,000
1999Houston AstrosTeam Payroll23260,000-61124321,454,491200,000580,000
2000Houston AstrosTeam Payroll24330,000-53419411,394,248200,000910,000
2001Houston AstrosTeam Payroll253,500,000-1861180++1,897,758200,0004,410,000
2002Houston AstrosTeam Payroll265,500,000-124687++2,011,045200,0009,910,000
2003Houston AstrosTeam Payroll278,500,000-60393++2,163,527300,00018,410,000
2004Houston AstrosTeam Payroll2812,500,000-20298++2,070,100300,00030,910,000
2004New York MetsTeam Payroll2812,500,000-20298++2,070,100300,00030,910,000
2005Texas RangersTeam Payroll295,000,000-141585++2,189,055300,00035,910,000
* 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