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Kelly GruberTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1980-1997 MLB Years: 1984-1993
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Drafted
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

Positions3B-1169, SS-313, OF-60, 2B-50, DH-21, 1B-8Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKelly Wayne Gruber
Height6-0Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 26,1962 [56.264]PlaceHouston,Texas
High SchoolWestlake (Austin,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Cleveland Indians [Team Picks] in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 1980 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsRobert Gaskill
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1985-TOR-#4 ... 1986-TOR-#4
MLB DebutApril 20,1984 [22.053]
OrganizationsTOR [9] CLE [4] BAL [1] CAL [1] Awards5Awards Voting1-175
TBC Player ID12225Retrosheet IDgrubk001MLBAM ID115209
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Player Notes:   Hit for the cycle on April 16, 1989
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed66Power72Contact55XBH68RBIs71Runs74Hitting59Durability62Team.525Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1980Batavia TrojansNYPLA-cle-ss186121227463221963154633200.217.276.278.554597235.265.061.146.2586.3819.573.070.85106.0015.22
1981Waterloo IndiansMidwAcle-ss191274586413325414591572485610240.290.333.454.78720843500.330.164.234.3544.8017.003.542.8032.7132.33
1982Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcle-ss20128441531071841354116218934710.243.278.390.66817235476.272.147.206.2954.4118.704.242.7333.9232.71
1983Buffalo BisonsEastAAcle-3b21111403601062041554158234553200.263.309.444.75317939436.264.181.256.3355.2810.321.963.4426.8736.79
1984Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-3b229734253921222155122236770100.269.327.500.82717135373.278.231.327.3676.1717.962.915.6316.2938.04
1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor173b221516110012000500001.063.063.250.3134116.000.187.188.1340.0031.250.006.2516.00100.00
1985Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-3b23121473711181652169208289271520.249.298.438.73620742514.266.189.273.3235.4517.903.294.0922.5235.59
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor173b23513030001000300000.231.231.231.4623013.300.000.000.2080.0023.080.000.000.000.00
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor173b24871432028415152552702204.196.220.343.5634910152.204.147.161.2473.2917.765.403.2928.6035.71
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor173b25138341508014312361221770712211.235.283.399.68213629368.261.164.243.2954.6219.024.123.2628.4236.25
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor173b261585697515833516812353892754120.278.328.438.76624954623.305.160.258.3426.1014.772.422.5735.5634.18
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor173b271355458315824418731053060305013.290.328.448.77624446583.297.158.222.3475.1510.292.003.0930.2829.11
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor173b28150592921623663111814248948113214.274.330.512.84230373662.273.238.340.3677.2514.201.964.6819.1045.06
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor173b29113429581081822065127317063557.252.308.443.75119040474.256.191.275.3306.5414.772.264.2221.4537.04
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor173b30120446421021631143772672414314.229.275.352.62715730481.248.123.182.2835.4114.972.772.2940.5529.41
1993Palm Springs AngelsCalifA+cal-3b3159020001001200000.222.300.222.5222010.286.000.111.25210.0020.002.000.000.000.00
1993Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAcal-3b318244111015001200100.458.462.6251.08715226.455.167.208.4693.857.692.003.8524.0018.18
1993Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13334131016002400100.394.417.515.93217236.414.121.182.4095.5611.112.002.7833.0015.38
1993California AngelsALMLBcal173b311865101830390021112002.277.309.462.77130670.294.185.215.3392.8615.715.504.2921.6733.33
1997Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-2b353814426369222311151421105.250.327.382.7095513163.264.132.236.3179.208.590.931.2372.0036.11
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter93931594318181482411744380331975043615351386.259.307.432.73913652893442.272.173.250.0005.7214.642.563.4027.0035.33
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter69625063586511042389339803515144233222175.260.308.426.73410682162733.282.166.245.0005.5316.172.933.2628.1633.18
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter26498315425738945152331167175162825.261.317.456.773448921076.275.195.285.0006.2316.262.614.1821.8435.80
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2398441132133882810826144413487910.252.293.416.70935174912.268.164.230.0004.8214.693.053.0730.1434.74
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter59020001001200000.222.300.222.5222010.286.000.111.00010.0020.002.000.000.000.00
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1274586413325414591572485610240.290.333.454.78720843500.330.164.234.0004.8017.003.542.8032.7132.33
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6121227463221963154633200.217.276.278.554597235.265.061.146.0006.3819.573.070.85106.0015.22
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter92130944218001452411443480331954933513351384.259.307.431.73813352833372.272.172.251.0005.7814.622.533.3827.1435.38
California Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1865101830390021112002.277.309.462.77130670.294.185.215.0002.8615.715.504.2921.6733.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625457414126420761463487636215.259.307.432.73923550594.272.173.250.0005.7214.642.563.4027.0035.33
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625838315224521791983510385521.260.308.426.73424950636.282.166.245.0005.5316.172.933.2628.1633.18

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1980Batavia Trojans NYPLA-cle18SS40--871552127263242.9206.05------6165.654.8
1981Waterloo Indians MidwAcle19SS125--1803895662625569.9104.55------12798.491.9
1982Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcle20SS114--1573234353523480.9184.21------12889.179.7
1982Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcle203B8--410111514.9331.75------1286.35.6
1983Buffalo Bisons EastAAcle213B107--891632315275252.9162.36------11196.477.0
1983Buffalo Bisons EastAAcle21SS5--97412016.8003.20------1114.53.6
1984Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor223B81--541541711225208.9242.57------9783.558.3
1984Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor22OF16--222112524.9601.50------9716.511.5
1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor223B12--4101-1514.9331.17------1580.07.4
1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22OF2--2---221.0001.00------1513.31.2
1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22SS1---21-32.6672.00------156.70.6
1985Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor233B121--782171422309295.9552.44------121100.086.4
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor233B5--26--881.0001.60------5100.03.1
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor232B1---------------520.00.6
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor243B42--1959538378.9401.86------8748.325.9
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24DH14---------------8716.18.6
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor242B14--1516153231.9692.21------8716.18.6
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24OF9--6-1-76.8570.67------8710.35.6
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24SS5--32--551.0001.00------875.73.1
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor253B119--521681211232220.9481.85------13886.273.5
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25SS21--2028174948.9802.29------13815.213.0
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor252B7--34-1771.0001.00------1385.14.3
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25OF2--1---111.0000.50------1381.41.2
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25DH1---------------1380.70.6
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor263B156--1143491431477463.9712.97------15898.796.3
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor262B7--416242220.9092.86------1584.44.3
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26OF2--3---331.0001.50------1581.31.2
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26DH1---------------1580.60.6
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26SS1---------------1580.60.6
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor273B119--862912215399377.9453.17------13588.173.5
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27OF16--352-137371.0002.31------13511.99.9
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27SS1---2--221.0002.00------1350.70.6
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27DH1---------------1350.70.6
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor283B145--1232801921422403.9552.78------15096.789.5
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28OF6--6---661.0001.00------1504.03.7
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28DH1---------------1500.70.6
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor293B111--972311316341328.9622.95------11398.268.5
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29DH2---------------1131.81.2
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor303B120--1042151710336319.9492.66------120100.074.1
1993Palm Springs Angels CalifA+cal313B4---11-21.5000.25------580.02.9
1993Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcal313B2---4--441.0002.00------825.01.4
1993California AngelsALMLBcal313B17--1842436460.9383.53------1894.410.5
1993California AngelsALMLBcal31DH1---------------185.60.6
1993California AngelsALMLBcal31OF1--2---221.0002.00------185.60.6
1997Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal352B21--3148388279.9633.76------3855.314.9
1997Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal351B8--565266361.9687.63------3821.15.7
1997Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal35OF6--14---14141.0002.33------3815.84.3
MLB Totals for 3B - 10 season(s)-   3B846--619165110711023772270.9552.68------8460.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 7 season(s)-   OF38--552115857.9831.50------380.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B29--22363106158.9512.00------290.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 5 season(s)-   SS29--2334275957.9661.97------290.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 7 season(s)-   DH21---------------210.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B204--1323753133538507.9422.49------2040.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF22--362113938.9741.73------220.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B21--3148388279.9633.76------210.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B8--565266361.9687.63------80.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS119--1663304754543496.9134.17------1190.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B115--931732416290266.9172.31------1150.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B4---11-21.5000.25------40.00.0
A Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS125--1803895662625569.9104.55------1250.00.0
A- Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS40--871552127263242.9206.05------400.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1980Batavia Trojans NYPLA-cle18----40------
1981Waterloo Indians MidwAcle19----125------
1982Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcle20----1148-----
1983Buffalo Bisons EastAAcle21----5107-----
1984Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor22-----81---16-
1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor22----112---2-
1985Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor23-----121-----
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23---1-5-----
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24---14542---914
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25---721119---21
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26---71156---21
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27----1119---161
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28-----145---61
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29-----111----2
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor30-----120-----
1993Palm Springs Angels CalifA+cal31-----4-----
1993Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcal31-----2-----
1993California AngelsALMLBcal31-----17---11
1997Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal35--821-----6-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1989Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB27517251001103200000.294.400.353.7536120.333.059.29415.0010.000.670.000.0020.00
1991Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB29521161004100400000.286.286.333.6197121.353.047.0950.0019.050.000.000.0016.67
1992Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB30722321012002300000.091.167.273.4406224.056.182.2738.3312.501.504.1722.00100.00
1992Toronto Blue JaysWorld SeriesMLB30619220011102500000.105.190.263.4535121.077.158.3169.5223.812.504.7619.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs17606133017205900000.217.277.317.59419465.240.100.2177.6913.851.801.5460.0030.77
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs619220011102500000.105.190.263.4535121.077.158.3169.5223.812.504.7619.0050.00

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1990AL Player of the Month (September) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (3B) ... American League Gold Glove (Third Base) ... American League Player of the Week (September 10-September 16) ... American League Player of the Week (April 23-April 29)5

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1993-09-07Released by Angels. 
1992-12-08TradeTraded by Blue Jays with Cash to Angels for Luis Sojo. 
* 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
1985Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll2360,000-51631-370,78060,00060,000
1986Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll2488,000-5262426386,34760,000148,000
1987Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll2596,000-4271940344,90660,000244,000
1988Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll26130,000-4351638392,10762,500374,000
1989Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll27462,500-2661367++429,80262,500836,500
1990Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll281,150,000-114784++515,727100,0001,986,500
1991Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll293,033,333-31296++742,231100,0005,019,833
1992Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll303,633,333-29497++962,245109,0008,653,166
1993California AngelsTeam Payroll314,333,334-25298++968,431109,00012,986,500
* 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