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Paul BakoTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1992-2009 MLB Years: 1998-2009
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Drafted
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PositionsC-1202, 1B-6, DH-1Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameGabor Paul Bako
Height6-2Weight205BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJune 20,1972 [46.098]PlaceLafayette,Louisiana
High SchoolLafayette (Lafayette,LA)
CollegeUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette,LA)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds [Team Picks] in the 5th round (148th overall) of the 1993 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Cleveland Indians [Team Picks] in the 6th round (163rd overall) of the 1990 Amateur Entry DraftService Time10.140 (2008)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1994-MLB-#8 ... 1997-CIN-#6
MLB DebutApril 30,1998 [25.314]
OrganizationsCIN [6] CHN [2] HOU [2] ATL [2] PHI [1] BAL [1] DET [1] KCA [1] LAN [1] MIA [1] MIL [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID1268Retrosheet IDbakop001MLBAM ID132720
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed26Power44Contact30XBH42RBIs41Runs22Hitting46Durability41Team.489Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1992Louisiana-LafayetteCollegeSoc2057198325610384112195700000.283.346.485.8319621217.361.202.293.3738.7626.273.003.6924.7537.50
1993Louisiana-LafayetteCollegeJrc215317539579574333353200000.326.438.554.9929721210.368.228.429.43616.6715.240.913.3325.0036.84
1993Billings MustangsPioRkcin18c2157194346111043051223711300.314.382.433.8158415221.365.119.253.3659.9516.741.681.8148.5024.59
1994Winston-Salem SpiritsCaroA+cin-c229028929599132622358148006.204.299.273.5727913336.273.069.190.26910.4224.112.310.8996.3322.03
1995Winston-Salem WarthogsCaroA+cin-c2382249297111272731426616166.285.389.430.81910720299.362.145.321.36214.0522.071.572.3435.5728.17
1996Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-c241103605310627084810489352455.294.381.436.81715735419.373.142.278.36011.4622.201.941.9145.0033.02
1997Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-c25104321347814184305348121437.243.316.368.68411823362.297.125.215.3039.3922.382.382.2140.1329.49
1998Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-c26134851431160011300101.292.300.458.75822550.371.166.188.3232.0026.0013.002.0048.0035.71
1998Detroit TigersALMLBdet32c2696305238312133011238201443.272.319.348.66710616333.357.076.151.2946.9124.623.570.90101.6719.28
1999New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-c2712472931140011101001.191.208.362.57017549.229.171.191.2422.0422.4511.002.0447.0055.56
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou18c2773215165514121711265703334.256.332.358.6907717247.333.102.223.30710.5323.082.190.81107.5030.91
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou18c2812000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2000Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo6c285616110396101400224811174.242.335.292.627477186.342.050.186.27811.8325.812.180.000.0017.95
2000Totals for NL-NL         812211850101220002764111106.226.312.308.6206813251.308.082.204.26810.7625.502.370.80110.5026.00
2000Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl9c28245881140260051500032.190.254.362.61621663.220.172.259.2477.9423.813.003.1729.0054.55
2000Totals for NL-NL         812211850101220002764111106.226.312.308.6206813251.308.082.204.26810.7625.502.370.80110.5026.00
2001Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl9c2961137192910121510203400023.212.312.343.6554713157.267.131.285.28912.7421.661.701.2768.5044.83
2002Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil9c308723424558142002204603034.235.295.329.6247713257.277.094.171.2757.7817.902.301.5658.5023.64
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn9c3170188194313301701224711132.229.311.330.6416216213.303.101.213.28310.3322.072.140.000.0037.21
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn9c324913813288011010152921134.203.288.283.571399157.248.080.196.2549.5518.471.930.64138.0032.14
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan18c33134011020040071200010.250.362.300.66212247.357.050.225.30114.8925.531.710.000.0020.00
2006Wichita WranglersTexAAkca-c34312320002000100000.167.167.167.3342012.182.000.000.1480.008.330.000.000.000.00
2006Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6c34561537323001000114602103.209.261.229.490353167.296.020.092.2266.5927.544.180.000.009.38
2007Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal9c35601561332311801155011104.205.277.256.533405174.292.051.141.2488.6228.743.330.57156.0015.63
2008Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin9c3699299306511263502349013159.217.299.328.6279819338.289.111.217.27810.0626.632.651.7849.8329.23
2009Reading PhilliesEastAAphi-c37104251510010001800002.357.372.381.75316143.441.024.048.3372.3318.608.000.000.006.67
2009Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi23c37441161226403901133210022.224.308.336.644397130.284.112.216.28610.0024.622.462.3138.6726.92
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter789220219550898112419549233589716133644.231.305.318.6237001332471.302.087.191.0009.4323.842.530.9791.7526.18
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter4811562194415796321961191843911319131428.266.345.385.7306021171791.332.119.239.00010.2721.832.131.7948.8128.19
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter129416411012031053053610522539.243.303.377.68015733461.297.134.209.0007.8122.782.922.1741.6032.67
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter12341461123280860104910252457.297.375.423.79817536474.373.126.246.00010.3421.522.081.6951.7529.27
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter17253858130203105353771475141612.242.341.346.68718633635.314.104.251.00012.1323.151.911.5753.8025.38
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter57194346111043051223711300.314.382.433.8158415221.365.119.253.0009.9516.741.681.8148.5024.59
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter11037371113198158445548900000.303.391.517.90819342427.364.214.357.00012.6520.841.653.5124.8737.17
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter119326327121312711377632266.218.302.310.61210125370.279.092.206.00010.0020.542.050.27326.0035.21
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter96305238312133011238201443.272.319.348.66710616333.357.076.151.0006.9124.623.570.90101.6719.28
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter99299306511263502349013159.217.299.328.6279819338.289.111.217.00010.0626.632.651.7849.8329.23
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8723424558142002204603034.235.295.329.6247713257.277.094.171.0007.7817.902.301.5658.5023.64
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter74217165514121711265803334.253.329.355.6847717249.331.102.221.00010.4423.292.230.80108.5030.91
Atlanta Braves Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter85195274014142110254900055.205.295.349.6446819220.254.144.277.00011.3622.271.961.8248.7547.50
Florida Marlins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5616110396101400224811174.242.335.292.627477186.342.050.186.00011.8325.812.180.000.0017.95
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter601561332311801155011104.205.277.256.533405174.292.051.141.0008.6228.743.330.57156.0015.63
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter561537323001000114602103.209.261.229.490353167.296.020.092.0006.5927.544.180.000.009.38
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter441161226403901133210022.224.308.336.644397130.284.112.216.00010.0024.622.462.3138.6726.92
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter134011020040071200010.250.362.300.66212247.357.050.225.00014.8925.531.710.000.0020.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16245240104202540124812113379.231.305.318.62314427507.302.087.191.0009.4323.842.530.9791.7526.18
Average Minor - Per 162 games162526651402721166436213246459.266.345.385.73020339603.332.119.239.00010.2721.832.131.7948.8128.19

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1993Billings Mustangs PioRkcin21C40--2814145326322.9888.05-----75770.253.3
1993Billings Mustangs PioRkcin211B5--424234846.9589.20------578.86.7
1994Winston-Salem Spirits CaroA+cin22C90--57073155658643.9777.14-----1490100.065.7
1995Winston-Salem Warthogs CaroA+cin23C78--4784963533527.9896.76-----158295.156.9
1996Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin24C102--69484138791778.9847.63-----711092.772.9
1997Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin25C99--62264610692686.9916.93-----910495.268.8
1998Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet26C13--7551-8180.9886.15------13100.09.2
1998Detroit TigersALMLBdet26C94--4934565544538.9895.72-703666.099697.958.0
1999New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou27C12--584116362.9845.17------12100.08.6
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27C71--46135610502496.9886.99-351964.847397.343.8
2000Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo28C56-4243182132342339.9916.050.80321765.3356100.034.8
2000Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28C23-156116911126125.9925.430.809469.2-2495.814.2
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28C1-421--331.0003.000.75-----1100.00.6
2000Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl281B1-12--1221.0002.002.00-----244.20.6
2001Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl29C60-3973192931351348.9915.800.88361965.546198.437.0
2002Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil30C76-5874203342457453.9915.960.77451673.858787.446.9
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31C69575074403362479473.9876.860.93271367.547098.642.6
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32C47433773323042366362.9897.700.96361570.614995.929.0
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33C13131076161-6867.9855.150.631325.0113100.08.0
2006Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca34C3--151--16161.0005.33------3100.02.2
2006Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34C53443922582023280278.9935.250.7120969.045694.632.7
2006Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34DH1---------------561.80.6
2007Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35C57474213242445352348.9896.110.8328780.086095.035.2
2008Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin36C96887706793957723718.9937.480.93552271.499997.059.3
2009Reading Phillies EastAAphi37C7--524-156561.0008.00-4266.711070.04.9
2009Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi37C4233299254951268263.9816.260.8815768.264495.525.9
MLB Totals for C - 12 season(s)-   C75832544414477334504148614811.9906.351.0840918768.6587580.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1-12--1221.0002.002.00-----10.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 3 season(s)-   C124--75573811836828.9906.68-----91240.00.0
AA Totals for C - 3 season(s)-   C112--76189139863850.9857.59-4266.781120.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C168--104812221811911170.9826.96-----291680.00.0
Rk Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C40--2814145326322.9888.05-----7400.00.0
Rk Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B5--424234846.9589.20------50.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1993Billings Mustangs PioRkcin21-405--------
1994Winston-Salem Spirits CaroA+cin22-90---------
1995Winston-Salem Warthogs CaroA+cin23-78---------
1996Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin24-102---------
1997Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin25-99---------
1998Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet26-13---------
1998Detroit TigersALMLBdet26-94---------
1999New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou27-12---------
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27-71---------
2000Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo28-56---------
2000Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl28-231--------
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28-1---------
2001Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl29-60---------
2002Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil30-76---------
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31-69---------
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32-47---------
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33-13---------
2006Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca34-3---------
2006Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34-53--------1
2007Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35-57---------
2008Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin36-96---------
2009Reading Phillies EastAAphi37-7---------
2009Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi37-42---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2000Atlanta BravesDiv SeriesMLB2821000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2001Atlanta BravesDiv SeriesMLB2937121013001000000.286.375.8571.232628.167.571.71412.500.000.0012.507.00100.00
2001Atlanta BravesChamp. SeriesMLB2933000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2003Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB3134000001002200000.000.333.000.333006.000.000.50033.3333.331.000.000.000.00
2003Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB31616441001001700000.250.294.313.6075117.444.063.1255.8841.187.000.000.0025.00
2006Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB341227411242130031110100.407.4691.0001.46927832.600.593.7049.3834.383.676.2513.5072.73
2007Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3513281101003001300011.357.379.393.77211129.400.036.0713.4510.343.000.000.0010.00
2008Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3621347911011041000000.265.342.353.69512238.375.088.23510.5326.322.500.000.0022.22
2009Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3715334122015002700001.364.400.515.91517335.440.151.2125.7120.003.502.8633.0025.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs6112216426532210103110112.344.396.549.9456714134.438.205.2957.4623.133.102.2440.6733.33
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs812121014003300000.167.333.500.8336215.125.333.58320.0020.001.006.6712.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs919441001001700000.211.250.263.5135120.333.052.1055.0035.007.000.000.0025.00

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1993Pioneer League All-Star (C)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-03-30Released by Cubs 
2009-01-30ContractSigned by Cubs (1-year) 
2006-08-02InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-07-07InjuredDisabled -- partial tear in his right oblique 
2005-12-16ContractSigned by Royals 
2005-07-04InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2005-05-27InjuredDisabled -- sprained left knee ligament 
2005-01-13ContractSigned by Dodgers (1-year) 
2004-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-12-16TradeBrewers acquired 3B Ryan Gripp to complete trade 
2002-11-26TradeTraded by Brewers to Cubs for Ryan Gripp. 
2002-06-25InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-06-09InjuredDisabled -- dislocated pinky finger on his right hand 
2002-03-20TradeTraded by Braves with Jose Cabrera to Brewers for Henry Blanco. 
2000-07-21Claimed on waivers by Braves from Marlins. 
2000-04-11Purchased by Marlins from Astros. 
1999-01-14TradeTraded by Tigers with Carlos Villalobos, Brian Powell, Mark Persails and Dean Crow to Astros for C.J. Nitkowski and Brad Ausmus. 
1997-11-11TradeTraded by Reds with Donne Wall to Tigers for Melvin Nieves. 
1993-06-04Contractsigned 
* 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
1998Detroit TigersTeam Payroll26170,000-81235-1,276,192170,000170,000
1999Houston AstrosTeam Payroll27230,000-66427261,454,491200,000400,000
2000Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll28275,000-58327351,394,248200,000675,000
2000Houston AstrosTeam Payroll28275,000-58321351,394,248200,000675,000
2000Florida MarlinsTeam Payroll28275,000-58315351,394,248200,000675,000
2001Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll29450,000-49824451,897,758200,0001,125,000
2002Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll30750,000-43716522,011,045200,0001,875,000
2003Chicago CubsTeam Payroll31750,000-40724492,163,527300,0002,625,000
2004Chicago CubsTeam Payroll32865,000-38221582,070,100300,0003,490,000
2005Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll33650,000-45416502,189,055300,0004,140,000
2006Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll34700,000-45315432,365,072327,0004,840,000
2007Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll35900,000-42919472,459,737380,0005,740,000
2008Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll36750,00010.1445916492,696,252390,0006,490,000
2009Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll37400,000-72431-2,746,792400,0006,890,000
* 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