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Dion JamesTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1980-1996 MLB Years: 1983-1996
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Played in Japan
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsOF-1226, DH-76, 1B-60, LF-3, RF-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDion James
Height6-1Weight170BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateNovember 9,1962 [55.224]PlacePhiladelphia,Pennsylvania
High SchoolMcClatchy (Sacramento,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Milwaukee Brewers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (25th overall) of the 1980 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-MIL-#1 ... 1984-MIL-#3
MLB DebutSeptember 16,1983 [20.311]
OrganizationsMIL [8] NYA [4] ATL [3] CLE [2] Awards2
TBC Player ID13264Retrosheet IDjamed001MLBAM ID116476
RelationshipsFather of Justin James
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed60Power39Contact84XBH39RBIs45Runs45Hitting70Durability57Team.487Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1980Butte Copper KingsPioRkmil-of17592245771141027158421103200.317.422.388.8108715271.330.071.290.37515.504.060.260.000.0021.13
1980Burlington BeesMidwAmil-of17310010001012100100.100.231.100.3311013.100.000.100.17915.387.690.500.000.000.00
1980Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         622345772141028159441203300.308.413.376.7898815284.320.068.282.36615.494.230.270.000.0020.83
1981Stockton PortsCalifA+mil-of18124451701371732494516624312540.304.385.368.75316622521.328.064.266.34811.908.250.690.38225.5016.06
1982El Paso DiablosTexAAmil31of19106422103136253972164624611720.322.404.460.86419437493.340.138.313.38612.589.330.741.8346.8927.21
1983Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-of2012946784157295868228633346850.336.413.471.88422042548.343.135.300.39211.506.020.521.4658.3826.75
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil14of201120120001102200000.100.182.100.2822022.111.000.150.1479.099.091.000.000.000.00
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil14of21128387521141951301010324136317.295.351.377.72814625431.325.082.165.3307.429.511.280.23387.0021.93
1985Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-of221037242005004600000.108.195.162.3576241.129.054.162.1759.7614.631.500.000.0050.00
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil14of2218495111003006600000.224.309.245.55412155.256.021.143.26410.9110.911.000.000.009.09
1986Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAmil-of23130485851372566553017616636640.282.362.396.75819237561.313.114.266.33910.8711.761.081.0780.8327.01
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl10of24134494801543761061108706325328.312.397.472.86923353574.340.160.306.38112.2010.980.901.7449.4034.42
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl10of251323864699175330995859122512.256.353.350.70313525449.294.094.244.32112.9213.141.020.67128.6725.25
1989Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl10of266317015447011113252313124.259.355.318.673548200.293.059.194.31312.5011.500.920.50170.0018.18
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle20of-dh2671245267511042914242602045.306.368.400.7689815271.330.094.180.3468.869.591.081.4861.2520.00
1989Totals for MLB-MLB         1344154111918054027494915169.287.363.366.72915223471.315.079.186.33210.4010.401.001.0683.0019.33
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle71b-of2787248286815212253272313136.274.347.363.7109018280.298.089.206.3219.648.210.850.36248.0026.47
1992New York YankeesALMLBnya19of296714524388031710221510203.262.359.379.7385511170.271.117.276.34112.948.820.681.7648.3328.95
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya19of301153436211421273600313121115.332.390.466.85616030378.350.134.224.3818.208.201.001.8549.0026.32
1994ChunichiJap CenIntl-31100373389811084040254600000.263.309.357.66613319398.282.094.172.2986.2811.561.842.0146.6319.39
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya39of-dh328520922606122641201600225.287.346.354.700749231.301.067.177.3158.666.930.800.87104.5015.00
1996Stockton PortsCalifA+mil-of33416530000305300000.188.381.188.5693021.231.000.500.30023.8114.290.600.000.000.00
1996New Orleans ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-of331131090003013500101.290.343.290.6339035.333.000.065.2938.5714.291.670.000.000.00
1996Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         15475120003318800101.255.357.255.61212056.300.000.213.29614.2914.291.000.000.000.00
1996New York YankeesALMLBnya39lf33612120000101200001.167.231.167.3982013.200.000.167.1947.6915.382.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter9172708362781142213226643383183071122152056.288.364.392.75610611953074.314.104.223.00010.349.990.971.0484.6324.97
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter576214340665511218252801315530421491830151.306.389.410.7998781552504.326.104.281.00012.148.550.701.0085.7223.66
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter280102017130756111413152261311107121591.301.379.419.798427811185.322.118.272.00011.059.280.841.1872.8626.38
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter106422103136253972164624611720.322.404.460.86419437493.340.138.313.00012.589.330.741.8346.8927.21
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter128467751401732494816674612540.300.385.362.74716922542.325.062.274.00012.368.490.690.37233.5015.71
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter310010001012100100.100.231.100.3311013.100.000.100.00015.387.690.500.000.000.00
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter592245771141027158421103200.317.422.388.8108715271.330.071.290.00015.504.060.260.000.0021.13
Intl Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100373389811084040254600000.263.309.357.66613319398.282.094.172.0006.2811.561.842.0146.6319.39
Atlanta Braves Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter329105014129761111410220201531454106924.283.374.402.776422861223.315.119.265.00012.5111.860.951.1475.0028.96
New York Yankees Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2737091092143531279617464315314.302.368.410.77829150792.317.108.220.0009.348.080.861.5259.0823.36
Cleveland Indians Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter15849354143262551675149151711.290.357.381.73818833551.314.091.193.0009.268.890.960.9198.6023.08
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter157456581272051341110404936317.279.339.351.69016026508.308.072.162.0007.879.651.230.20456.0020.47
Average MLB - Per 162 games16247864138254647875654243410.288.364.392.75618734543.314.104.223.00010.349.990.971.0484.6324.97
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626031141843257793715866035840.306.389.410.79924744704.326.104.281.00012.148.550.701.0085.7223.66

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1980Butte Copper Kings PioRkmil17OF57--7547-8679.9191.39------5996.682.6
1980Butte Copper Kings PioRkmil171B2--5---551.0002.50------593.42.9
1980Burlington Bees MidwAmil17OF3--81-1991.0003.00------3100.02.1
1981Stockton Ports CalifA+mil18OF123--238932250247.9882.01------12499.288.5
1981Stockton Ports CalifA+mil181B2--121-113131.0006.50------1241.61.4
1982El Paso Diablos TexAAmil19OF106--237971253246.9722.32------106100.077.9
1983Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil20OF117--28962-297295.9932.52------12990.783.6
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil20OF9--121--13131.0001.44------1181.85.6
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil20DH2---------------1118.21.2
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil21OF118--252731262259.9892.19------12892.273.3
1985Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil22OF8--17---17171.0002.13------1080.05.6
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil22OF11--20---20201.0001.82------1861.16.8
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil22DH3---------------1816.71.9
1986Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil23OF120--313451322317.9842.64------13092.387.0
1986Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil231B4--353-538381.0009.50------1303.12.9
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl24OF126--262411267266.9962.11------13494.078.3
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl25OF120--22253-230227.9871.89------13290.975.0
1989Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl26OF46--87---87871.0001.89------6373.028.8
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26OF37--8212-8583.9762.24------7152.122.8
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26DH27---------------7138.016.7
1989Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl261B8--397-546461.0005.75------6312.75.0
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle261B2--3-1-43.7501.50------712.81.2
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle271B35--22817121246245.9967.00------8740.221.6
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27OF33--54-3-5754.9471.64------8737.920.4
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27DH10---------------8711.56.2
1992New York YankeesALMLBnya29OF46--621--63631.0001.37------6768.728.4
1992New York YankeesALMLBnya29DH5---------------677.53.1
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya30OF103--140451149144.9661.40------11589.663.6
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya30DH1---------------1150.90.6
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya301B1--1---111.0001.00------1150.90.6
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya32OF29--30-1-3130.9681.03------8534.120.1
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya32DH27---------------8531.818.8
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya321B6--314-135351.0005.83------857.14.2
1996Stockton Ports CalifA+mil33OF4--5---551.0001.25------4100.02.9
1996New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAmil33OF10--23-1-2423.9582.30------1190.97.0
1996New York YankeesALMLBnya33LF3--3---331.0001.00------650.01.9
1996New York YankeesALMLBnya33RF1---------------616.70.6
1996New York YankeesALMLBnya33DH1---------------616.70.6
MLB Totals for OF - 10 season(s)-   OF678--12232318312641246.9861.84------6780.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 8 season(s)-   DH76---------------760.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B52--30228227332330.9946.35------520.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF3--3---331.0001.00------30.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF255--6421081660652.9882.56------2550.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B4--353-538381.0009.50------40.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF106--237971253246.9722.32------1060.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF127--243932255252.9881.98------1270.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2--121-113131.0006.50------20.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF3--81-1991.0003.00------30.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF57--7547-8679.9191.39------570.00.0
Rk Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2--5---551.0002.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1980Butte Copper Kings PioRkmil17--2------57-
1980Burlington Bees MidwAmil17---------3-
1981Stockton Ports CalifA+mil18--2------123-
1982El Paso Diablos TexAAmil19---------106-
1983Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil20---------117-
1983Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil20---------92
1984Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil21---------118-
1985Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil22---------8-
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil22---------113
1986Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAmil23--4------120-
1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl24---------126-
1988Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl25---------120-
1989Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl26--8------46-
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26--2------3727
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27--35------3310
1992New York YankeesALMLBnya29---------465
1993New York YankeesALMLBnya30--1------1031
1995New York YankeesALMLBnya32--6------2927
1996Stockton Ports CalifA+mil33---------4-
1996New Orleans Zephyrs AmerAAAmil33---------10-
1996New York YankeesALMLBnya33------3-1-1

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1995New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB32412010000001100000.083.154.083.2371013.091.000.0837.697.691.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs412010000001100000.083.154.083.2371013.091.000.0837.697.691.000.000.000.00

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1980Pioneer League All-Star (OF)1
1987National League Player of the Week (July 27-August 2)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1996-07-08Released by Brewers. 
1996-06-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Brewers. 
1996-05-01Released by Yankees. 
1996-04-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1996-03-31Released by Expos. 
1996-02-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Expos. 
1995-11-03Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-04-24ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1993-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-04-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
1990-10-30Released by Indians. 
1989-07-02TradeTraded by Braves to Indians for Oddibe McDowell. 
1987-01-20TradeTraded by Brewers to Braves for Brad Komminsk. 
* 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
1985Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll2260,000-51627-370,78060,00060,000
1987Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll24120,000-3882045344,90660,000180,000
1988Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll25360,000-2861359392,10762,500540,000
1989Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll26400,000-295863429,80262,500940,000
1989Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll26400,000-295763429,80262,500940,000
1990Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll27650,000-2451265++515,727100,0001,590,000
1992New York YankeesTeam Payroll29387,500-3921852962,245109,0001,977,500
1993New York YankeesTeam Payroll30109,000-75738-968,431109,0002,086,500
1995New York YankeesTeam Payroll32475,000-3372163999,520109,0002,561,500
1996New York YankeesTeam Payroll33109,000-78645-957,870109,0002,670,500
* 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