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Chris JamesTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1982-1995 MLB Years: 1986-1995
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Rated Prospect

PositionsOF-858, 3B-281, DH-204, 1B-15Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDonald Christopher James
Height6-1Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 4,1962 [56.072]PlaceRusk,Texas
High SchoolStratford (Houston,TX)
CollegeBlinn College (Brenham,TX)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1981 by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Signing ScoutsDoug Gassaway
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1984-PHI-#2 ... 1985-PHI-#2 ... 1986-PHI-#1 ... 1987-PHI-#4
MLB DebutApril 23,1986 [23.201]
OrganizationsPHI [8] CLE [2] TEX [2] BOS [1] HOU [1] KCA [1] SDN [1] SFN [1] Awards0Awards Voting1-1
TBC Player ID13262Retrosheet IDjamec001MLBAM ID116477
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed52Power75Contact48XBH71RBIs70Runs59Hitting65Durability61Team.485Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1982Bend PhilliesNwstA-phi-3b-of196322747721931250104205641100.317.381.586.96713334253.375.269.383.4227.9122.132.804.7418.9247.22
1983Spartanburg SpinnersSALAphi-of-3b2012949994148234261211134193121910.297.358.515.87325753562.314.218.317.3837.3016.552.274.6319.1935.81
1984Reading PhilliesEastAAphi-3b21128457661171912857195407433410.256.317.403.72018439507.288.147.265.3227.8914.601.851.5857.1333.33
1985Portland BeaversPCLAAAphi-of221355077816035811732310337275310.316.364.481.84524454555.349.165.256.3725.9512.972.181.9846.0933.75
1986Portland BeaversPCLAAAphi-of2369266306462124136174503210.241.284.414.69811020288.246.173.226.3075.9015.632.654.1722.1731.25
1986Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi26of23164651330150011301001.283.298.413.71119448.375.130.152.3142.0827.0813.002.0846.0030.77
1987Maine GuidesILAAAphi-of-3b241340592103003900210.225.267.325.59213345.273.100.175.2476.6720.003.000.000.0033.33
1987Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi18of2411535848105206175431276721304.293.344.525.86918843391.318.232.313.3716.9117.142.484.3521.0640.95
1988Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi18of25150566571372411966743173305215.242.283.389.67222044605.246.147.207.3005.1212.072.353.1429.7932.12
1989Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi18of26451791437402193142301109.207.223.263.486476185.226.056.089.2212.1612.435.751.0889.5016.22
1989San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn18of268730341801321146212245132211.264.314.429.74313026331.277.165.241.3326.6513.602.053.3227.5532.50
1989Totals for NL-NL         132482551171721365522668143220.243.281.367.64817732516.257.124.185.2925.0413.182.622.5237.0827.35
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle20dh27140528621583241270433171433411.299.341.443.78423448569.326.144.205.3485.4512.482.292.1144.0030.38
1991Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle7dh-of281154373110416254134186142229.238.273.318.59113923463.265.080.119.2673.8913.173.391.0887.4022.12
1992San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn14of29111248256010453223144520322.242.285.375.6609319267.274.133.185.2945.2416.853.211.8749.6031.67
1993Houston AstrosNLMLBhou16of3065129193310161920153411222.256.333.488.8216317148.297.232.364.35410.1422.972.274.0521.5051.52
1993Texas RangersALMLBtex4of308315111037003600000.355.412.6771.08921434.364.322.419.4698.8217.652.008.8210.3336.36
1993Totals for MLB-MLB         73160244411192620184011222.275.348.525.8738421182.310.250.375.3759.8921.982.224.9517.7847.73
1994Texas RangersALMLBtex4of315213328348471900203831203.256.361.534.8957119159.300.278.429.38212.5823.901.904.4019.0055.88
1995Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-32312321013001200000.167.231.500.7316213.111.333.417.3077.6915.382.007.6912.00100.00
1995Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26dh32265861830271061010201.310.373.466.83927567.333.156.276.3678.9614.931.672.9929.0027.78
1995Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22of-dh321624241001001402001.167.200.208.4085127.200.041.083.1883.7014.814.000.000.0025.00
1993Totals for AL-AL         428282240281071412202.268.326.390.71632694.294.122.220.3207.4514.892.002.1341.0027.27
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter9463040343794145249038627171934902115251469.261.307.413.72012572593294.283.152.219.0005.8614.882.542.7333.7832.62
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter54020083235721053070348662815535126132150.285.341.472.8139472052223.312.187.283.0006.9715.792.263.1528.6935.84
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter22082511623544112412026165412878730.285.331.452.78337379901.310.167.245.0005.9914.212.372.6634.3833.62
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter128457661171912857195407433410.256.317.403.72018439507.288.147.265.0007.8914.601.851.5857.1333.33
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12949994148234261211134193121910.297.358.515.87325753562.314.218.317.0007.3016.552.274.6319.1935.81
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6322747721931250104205641100.317.381.586.96713334253.375.269.383.0007.9122.132.804.7418.9247.22
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter32611491242925173914413663176539229.254.294.413.707474971229.268.159.219.0005.1314.322.793.1729.4633.22
Cleveland Indians Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter25596593262486171117749132855620.272.311.387.698373711032.298.115.166.0004.7512.792.691.6556.7627.10
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8730341801321146212245132211.264.314.429.74313026331.277.165.241.0006.6513.602.053.3227.5532.50
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter111248256010453223144520322.242.285.375.6609319267.274.133.185.0005.2416.853.211.8749.6031.67
Texas Rangers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter60164334594102600234431203.274.370.561.9319223193.313.287.427.00011.9222.801.915.1816.4051.11
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter65129193310161920153411222.256.333.488.8216317148.297.232.364.00010.1422.972.274.0521.5051.52
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter265861830271061010201.310.373.466.83927567.333.156.276.0008.9614.931.672.9929.0027.78
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1624241001001402001.167.200.208.4085127.200.041.083.0003.7014.814.000.000.0025.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162521591362541566533384434212.261.307.413.72021544564.283.152.219.0005.8614.882.542.7333.7832.62
Average Minor - Per 162 games16260297172329211042084710584620.285.341.472.81328462667.312.187.283.0006.9715.792.263.1528.6935.84

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1982Bend Phillies NwstA-phi193B32--2449848173.9012.28------6350.845.7
1982Bend Phillies NwstA-phi19OF31--6952-7674.9742.39------6349.244.3
1983Spartanburg Spinners SALAphi20OF71--11848-130122.9381.72------12955.049.7
1983Spartanburg Spinners SALAphi203B55--3284811124116.9352.11------12942.638.5
1984Reading Phillies EastAAphi213B123--1002093921348309.8882.51------12896.188.5
1984Reading Phillies EastAAphi21OF3--4---441.0001.33------1282.32.2
1985Portland Beavers PCLAAAphi22OF133--3281673351344.9802.59------13598.593.7
1986Portland Beavers PCLAAAphi23OF45--697428076.9501.69------6965.231.9
1986Portland Beavers PCLAAAphi233B17--1437425551.9273.00------6924.612.1
1986Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi23OF11--19---19191.0001.73------1668.86.8
1987Maine Guides ILAAAphi24OF7--19---19191.0002.71------1353.85.0
1987Maine Guides ILAAAphi243B6--34--771.0001.17------1346.24.3
1987Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24OF108--198521205203.9901.88------11593.966.7
1988Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi25OF116--256733266263.9892.27------15077.372.0
1988Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi253B31--2644637670.9212.26------15020.719.3
1989San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26OF79--14532-150148.9871.87------8790.848.8
1989Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi26OF37--6131-6564.9851.73------4582.222.8
1989Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi263B11--513222018.9001.64------4524.46.8
1989San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn263B6--48221412.8572.00------876.93.7
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27DH124---------------14088.676.5
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27OF14--251--26261.0001.86------14010.08.6
1991Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28DH60---------------11552.237.0
1991Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28OF39--782-180801.0002.05------11533.924.1
1991Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle281B15--958-71031031.0006.87------11513.09.3
1992San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29OF62--112232117114.9741.84------11155.938.3
1993Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30OF34--654317269.9582.03------6552.321.0
1993Texas RangersALMLBtex30OF7--14---14141.0002.00------887.54.3
1994Texas RangersALMLBtex31OF48--632--65651.0001.35------5292.342.1
1995Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32DH14---------------2653.89.7
1995Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32OF8--14---14141.0001.75------1650.05.6
1995Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32DH6---------------1637.54.2
1995Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32OF5--9---991.0001.80------2619.23.5
MLB Totals for OF - 10 season(s)-   OF568--10592914811021088.9871.92------5680.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH204---------------2040.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B48--3565107110100.9092.08------480.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B15--958-71031031.0006.87------150.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF185--41623115450439.9762.37------1850.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B23--1741426258.9352.52------230.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B123--1002093921348309.8882.51------1230.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF3--4---441.0001.33------30.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF71--11848-130122.9381.72------710.00.0
A Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B55--3284811124116.9352.11------550.00.0
A- Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B32--2449848173.9012.28------320.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF31--6952-7674.9742.39------310.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1982Bend Phillies NwstA-phi19-----32---31-
1983Spartanburg Spinners SALAphi20-----55---71-
1984Reading Phillies EastAAphi21-----123---3-
1985Portland Beavers PCLAAAphi22---------133-
1986Portland Beavers PCLAAAphi23-----17---45-
1986Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi23---------11-
1987Maine Guides ILAAAphi24-----6---7-
1987Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24---------108-
1988Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi25-----31---116-
1989San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26-----6---79-
1989Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi26-----11---37-
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27---------14124
1991Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28--15------3960
1992San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29---------62-
1993Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30---------34-
1993Texas RangersALMLBtex30---------7-
1994Texas RangersALMLBtex31---------48-
1995Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32---------514
1995Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32---------86

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1995-10-14Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-08-14TradeTraded by Royals to Red Sox for Wes Chamberlain. 
1995-04-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1994-10-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1993-09-17TradeTraded by Astros to Rangers for Dave Gandolph. 
1993-01-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1992-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-01-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1991-12-20Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-12-06TradeTraded by Padres with Carlos Baerga and Sandy Alomar to Indians for Joe Carter. 
1989-06-02TradeTraded by Phillies to Padres for John Kruk and Randy Ready. 
1981-10-30ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Phillies. 
* 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
1986Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll2360,000-61432-386,34760,00060,000
1987Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll2465,000-5012229344,90660,000125,000
1988Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll25138,000-4282140392,10762,500263,000
1989Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll26230,000-3761754429,80262,500493,000
1989San Diego PadresTeam Payroll26230,000-3761954429,80262,500493,000
1990Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll27560,000-2781461++515,727100,0001,053,000
1991Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll281,367,500-164577++742,231100,0002,420,500
1992San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll29650,000-3181461962,245109,0003,070,500
1993Houston AstrosTeam Payroll30500,000-3701359968,431109,0003,570,500
1993Texas RangersTeam Payroll30500,000-3701659968,431109,0003,570,500
1994Texas RangersTeam Payroll31500,000-3651359957,101109,0004,070,500
1995Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll32310,000-4052056999,520109,0004,380,500
1995Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll32310,000-4051856999,520109,0004,380,500
* 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