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Ruppert JonesTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1973-1989 MLB Years: 1976-1987
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Drafted
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-1276, DH-55, 1B-5Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRuppert Sanderson Jones
Height5-10Weight170BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateMarch 12,1955 [63.274]PlaceDallas,Texas
High SchoolBerkeley (Berkeley,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (57th overall) of the 1973 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsDick Hager
MLB DebutAugust 1,1976 [21.142]
OrganizationsKCA [4] CAL [3] SDN [3] SEA [3] TEX [2] DET [1] NYA [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID13469Retrosheet IDjoner002MLBAM ID116723
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Player Notes:   Selected by the Seattle Mariners from the Kansas City Royals in the 1976 AL Expansion Draft (#1 pick) ... Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1977
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed72Power82Contact37XBH82RBIs75Runs64Hitting51Durability49Team.501Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1973BillingsPioRk-18611934558104431000000000.301.301.456.7578818193.286.155.155.3370.000.000.002.0748.2531.03
1974WaterlooMidwA-196824944881501343000000000.353.353.570.92314228249.318.217.217.4170.000.000.005.2219.1531.82
1974San JoseCalifA+-1953191295373845000000000.277.277.471.7489018191.246.194.194.3370.000.000.004.1923.8833.96
1974Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         121440731412232188000000000.320.320.527.84723246440.286.207.207.3820.000.000.004.7720.9532.62
1975OmahaAmerAAA-2011940362982551354000000000.243.243.427.67017243403.218.184.184.2990.000.000.003.2331.0043.88
1976OmahaAmerAAA-2110235965941591973000000000.262.262.513.77518443359.221.251.251.3490.000.000.005.2918.8945.74
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30of21285191111170231600000.216.259.333.59217354.294.117.137.2755.5629.635.331.8551.0027.27
1977Seattle MarinersALMLBsea9of221605978515726824761395512023637.263.324.454.77827158663.290.191.290.3418.3018.102.183.6224.8836.94
1978Seattle MarinersALMLBsea9of23129472481112436462265585085215.235.312.337.64915933540.272.102.252.29910.1915.741.551.1178.6729.73
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea9of24162622109166299217833128578324419.267.356.444.80027659716.275.177.347.35611.8710.890.922.9329.6235.54
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya22of25833283873113942188345035335.223.299.357.65611723373.235.134.268.2969.1213.401.472.4136.4431.51
1981San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn22of26105397539934143979436604727.249.318.370.68814739451.284.121.224.3149.5314.631.530.8999.2539.39
1982San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn22of2711642469120202126118156290133114.283.373.425.79818034493.332.142.295.35312.5818.261.452.4335.3328.33
1983San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn9of28133335427812312491111355802048.233.305.394.69913227372.249.161.266.3119.4115.591.663.2327.9234.62
1984Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-of294816030509394583273310210.313.411.575.9869221190.342.262.463.43014.2117.371.224.7417.7842.00
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet32of29792152661121123724214700105.284.346.516.86211125237.312.232.321.3828.8619.832.245.0617.9240.98
1985California AngelsALMLBcal13of-dh301253896690172216774578208225.231.328.447.77517440456.240.216.370.34312.5017.981.444.6118.5244.44
1986California AngelsALMLBcal13of3112639373902131749103648737358.229.339.427.76616841470.250.198.379.33913.6218.511.363.6223.1245.56
1987California AngelsALMLBcal9of328519225478282821203801024.245.316.432.7488318213.267.187.297.3249.3917.841.903.7624.0038.30
1988Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-of335015423398173081172331420.253.331.455.7867016179.250.202.357.3459.5012.851.353.9122.0041.03
1989Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-of342780716601121172500300.200.256.313.56925790.263.113.200.2577.7827.783.571.1180.0043.75
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter13314415643110321538147579143845348171243343887.250.330.416.74618354005038.274.166.300.00010.6016.221.532.9230.0336.26
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter5281789305496952574333175518141930.277.297.482.7798631941854.257.205.240.0002.754.371.593.9924.1839.11
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter3461156187297631849214175518141930.257.289.470.7595431301221.240.213.267.0004.186.631.594.0123.5943.77
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter53191295373845000000000.277.277.471.7489018191.246.194.194.0000.000.000.004.1923.8833.96
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6824944881501343000000000.353.353.570.92314228249.318.217.217.0000.000.000.005.2219.1531.82
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter611934558104431000000000.301.301.456.7578818193.286.155.155.0000.000.000.002.0748.2531.03
Seattle Mariners Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter4511691242434792051200682719528351315941.257.333.418.7517061501919.279.161.300.00010.1614.751.452.6633.1634.56
San Diego Padres Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter354115616429766628149363514021419101719.257.335.397.7324591001316.291.140.262.00010.6416.261.532.1341.2933.67
California Angels Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter336974164227467461441981412073165917.233.330.436.766425991139.249.203.359.00012.3818.171.474.0421.1743.61
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter833283873113942188345035335.223.299.357.65611723373.235.134.268.0009.1213.401.472.4136.4431.51
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter792152661121123724214700105.284.346.516.86211125237.312.232.321.0008.8619.832.245.0617.9240.98
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter285191111170231600000.216.259.333.59217354.294.117.137.0005.5629.635.331.8551.0027.27
Average MLB - Per 162 games16253778134265187017106599154511.250.330.416.74622349613.274.166.300.00010.6016.221.532.9230.0336.26
Average Minor - Per 162 games162549941522982310252162510310.277.297.482.77926560569.257.205.240.0002.754.371.593.9924.1839.11

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21OF17--21---21211.0001.24------2860.710.5
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21DH3---------------2810.71.9
1977Seattle MarinersALMLBsea22OF155--4651193485476.9813.07------16096.995.7
1977Seattle MarinersALMLBsea22DH4---------------1602.52.5
1978Seattle MarinersALMLBsea23OF128--3931062409403.9853.15------12999.280.0
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea24OF161--4531354471466.9892.89------16299.499.4
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya25OF82--246431253250.9883.05------8398.850.6
1981San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26OF104--295923306304.9932.92------10599.094.5
1982San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn27OF114--314351322317.9842.78------11698.370.4
1983San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn28OF111--249352257252.9812.27------13383.568.5
1983San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn281B5--193112322.9574.40------1333.83.1
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet29OF48--9714-10298.9612.04------48100.031.2
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet29OF73--1504-11541541.0002.11------7992.445.1
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet29DH2---------------792.51.2
1985California AngelsALMLBcal30OF73--1791215192191.9952.62------12558.445.1
1985California AngelsALMLBcal30DH43---------------12534.426.5
1986California AngelsALMLBcal31OF121--20554-214210.9811.74------12696.074.7
1987California AngelsALMLBcal32OF66--8113-8582.9651.24------8577.640.7
1987California AngelsALMLBcal32DH3---------------853.51.9
1988Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex33OF12--19---19191.0001.58------5024.08.5
1989Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex34OF11--101--11111.0001.00------2740.77.6
MLB Totals for OF - 12 season(s)-   OF1205--305175432231693126.9862.59------12050.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 5 season(s)-   DH55---------------550.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B5--193112322.9574.40------50.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF71--12624-132128.9701.80------710.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21---------173
1977Seattle MarinersALMLBsea22---------1554
1978Seattle MarinersALMLBsea23---------128-
1979Seattle MarinersALMLBsea24---------161-
1980New York YankeesALMLBnya25---------82-
1981San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26---------104-
1982San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn27---------114-
1983San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn28--5------111-
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet29---------48-
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet29---------732
1985California AngelsALMLBcal30---------7343
1986California AngelsALMLBcal31---------121-
1987California AngelsALMLBcal32---------663
1988Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex33---------12-
1989Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex34---------11-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB2925100000001100000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.20016.6716.671.000.000.000.00
1984Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB2923000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1986California AngelsChamp. SeriesMLB31617431002005200000.176.364.235.5994122.200.059.35322.739.090.400.000.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs822531002006300000.136.321.182.5034128.158.046.31821.4310.710.500.000.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs23000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1987-11-09Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1985-01-30ContractSigned as Free Agent by Angels. 
1984-11-08Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1984-04-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1983-11-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1981-03-31TradeTraded by Yankees with Chris Welsh, Tim Lollar and Joe Lefebvre to Padres for John Pacella and Jerry Mumphrey. 
1979-11-01TradeTraded by Mariners with Jim Lewis to Yankees for Jerry Narron, Juan Beniquez, Rick Anderson and Jim Beattie. 
1976-11-05Selected by Mariners from Royals in expansion draft (Pick #1). 
* 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
1985California AngelsTeam Payroll30390,000-2711656++370,78060,000390,000
1986California AngelsTeam Payroll31560,000-2131170++386,34760,000950,000
1987California AngelsTeam Payroll32450,000-2181569++344,90660,0001,400,000
* 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