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Rusty KuntzTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1977-1985 MLB Years: 1979-1985
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Drafted
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-505, SS-110, DH-19, 1B-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRussell Jay Kuntz
Height6-3Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 4,1955 [63.286]PlaceOrange,California
High SchoolPaso Robles (Paso Robles,CA)
CollegeCal State Stanislaus (Turlock,CA), Cuesta College (San Luis Obispo,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago White Sox [Team Picks] in the 11th round (261st overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 1,1979 [24.209]
OrganizationsCHA [7] DET [2] MIN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID13995Retrosheet IDkuntr001MLBAM ID117366
RelationshipsFather of Kevin Kuntz
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed51Power63Contact34XBH61RBIs57Runs59Hitting55Durability43Team.513Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1977Gulf Coast White SoxGCLRkcha-225117449509533381402903600.287.409.448.8577817223.318.161.431.38217.9413.000.731.3558.0034.00
1978Knoxville SoxSouAAcha-ss23113395681042571057115617616700.263.358.438.79617342470.297.175.344.35912.9816.171.252.1339.5040.38
1979Iowa OaksAmerAAAcha-of24122394671162751557445611128300.294.382.503.88519847463.373.209.350.39112.1023.971.983.2426.2740.52
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha36of24511010000002600001.091.231.091.3221013.200.000.182.17915.3846.153.000.000.000.00
1980Iowa OaksAmerAAAcha-25913394799202115496376116400.292.360.460.82015633387.325.168.286.3679.5615.761.652.8430.8233.33
1980Chicago White SoxALMLBcha47of25366251440031051300002.226.284.290.57418467.286.064.161.2667.4619.402.600.000.0028.57
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha47of26675515142004106811001.255.339.291.63016263.298.036.164.3009.5212.701.330.000.0014.29
1982Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcha-of27691933552112734711505403310.269.415.456.8718820249.333.187.425.39120.0821.691.082.8127.5738.46
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha47of272126451003002800001.192.250.231.4816128.278.039.115.2267.1428.574.000.000.0020.00
1983Denver BearsAmerAAAcha-of2813436152118126710000.349.440.512.95222450.400.163.279.42612.0014.001.172.0043.0026.67
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha47of28284261110011061300001.262.354.286.64012148.379.024.190.30412.5027.082.170.000.009.09
1983Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin11of28311001319303500122800104.190.274.310.584316113.229.120.240.27010.6224.782.332.6533.3331.58
1983Totals for AL-AL         591421930403610184100105.211.298.303.601437161.273.092.225.28011.1825.472.281.8647.3323.33
1984Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-of291027450000017702020.185.353.185.5385036.250.000.222.25219.4419.441.000.000.000.00
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet15of2984140324012022222252810212.286.393.414.8075814168.339.128.307.36614.8816.671.121.1970.0035.00
1985Nashville SoundsAmerAAAdet-of307416724375072976333923300.222.351.377.7286312208.242.155.359.33415.8718.751.183.3723.8632.43
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet15dh3055000000012200000.000.286.000.286007.000.000.200.20128.5728.571.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter277441751042305385360106213112.236.328.322.65014228507.297.086.227.00011.8320.911.770.9988.2026.92
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter543173230047899225427247362903847312630.276.377.452.8297831752086.321.176.350.00013.9018.411.322.5932.0736.61
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter379116318332465104118228301892796221330.279.379.457.8365321161393.331.178.340.00013.5720.031.482.9428.3735.80
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter113395681042571057115617616700.263.358.438.79617342470.297.175.344.00012.9816.171.252.1339.5040.38
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5117449509533381402903600.287.409.448.8577817223.318.161.431.00017.9413.000.731.3558.0034.00
Chicago White Sox Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter15719630458001130214811006.230.307.270.577538219.304.040.163.0009.5921.922.290.000.0017.78
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter89145324012022223273010212.276.389.400.7895814175.330.124.303.00015.4317.141.111.1472.5035.00
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter311001319303500122800104.190.274.310.584316113.229.120.240.00010.6224.782.332.6533.3331.58
Average MLB - Per 162 games162258446113032232356211217.236.328.322.6508316297.297.086.227.00011.8320.911.770.9988.2026.92
Average Minor - Per 162 games16251790143307168114118711529810.276.377.452.82923452622.321.176.350.00013.9018.411.322.5932.0736.61

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Knoxville Sox SouAAcha23SS110--244931256253.9882.30------11397.376.4
1979Iowa Oaks AmerAAAcha24OF118--2871253304299.9842.53------12296.786.8
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24OF5--121-113131.0002.60------5100.03.1
1980Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25OF34--452114847.9791.38------3694.421.3
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26OF51--54---54541.0001.06------6776.148.1
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26DH5---------------677.54.7
1982Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcha27OF59--13435-142137.9652.32------6985.541.0
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27OF21--21---21211.0001.00------21100.013.0
1983Denver Bears AmerAAAcha28OF13--25-1-2625.9621.92------13100.09.7
1983Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28OF30--663117069.9862.30------3196.818.5
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28OF27--40-1-4140.9761.48------2896.416.7
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28DH1---------------283.60.6
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet29OF10--18---18181.0001.80------10100.06.5
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet29OF67--742117776.9871.13------8479.841.4
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet29DH10---------------8411.96.2
1985Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet30OF70--933-196961.0001.37------7494.649.6
1985Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet301B1---1--111.0001.00------741.40.7
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet30DH3---------------560.01.9
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet301B1----1-1---------520.00.6
MLB Totals for OF - 6 season(s)-   OF235--312844324320.9881.36------2350.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH19---------------190.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1----1-1---------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF270--55718114586575.9812.13------2700.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS110--244931256253.9882.30------1100.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Knoxville Sox SouAAcha23----110------
1979Iowa Oaks AmerAAAcha24---------118-
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24---------5-
1980Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25---------34-
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26---------515
1982Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAcha27---------59-
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27---------21-
1983Denver Bears AmerAAAcha28---------13-
1983Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28---------30-
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28---------271
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet29---------10-
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet29---------6710
1985Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet30--1------70-
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet30--1-------3

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB2911000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1984Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB2921000001000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs21000001000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou33Minor League Coach1628280.50612.55Hal Lanier
1989Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea34First Base Coach1627389.45126.06Jim Lefebvre
1990Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea35First Base Coach1627785.47526.05Jim Lefebvre
1991Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea36First Base Coach1628379.51212.05Jim Lefebvre
1992Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea37First Base Coach1626498.39532.07Bill Plummer
1993Florida MarlinsNLMLBMLBflo38Roving Outfielder/Baserunning Coach1626498.39533.06Rene Lachemann
1994Florida MarlinsNLMLBMLBflo39Roving Outfielder/Baserunning Coach1155164.44323.55Rene Lachemann
1995Florida MarlinsNLMLBMLBflo40First Base Coach1436776.46922.54Rene Lachemann
1996Florida MarlinsNLMLBMLBflo41First Base Coach1628082.49416.03Rene Lachemann,John Boles,Cookie Rojas
1997Florida MarlinsNLMLBMLBflo42Roving Outfielder/Baserunning Coach1629270.5689.02Jim LeylandWon World Series (Indians)
1998Florida MarlinsNLMLBMLBflo43Roving Outfielder/Baserunning Coach16254108.33352.05Jim Leyland
1999Florida MarlinsNLMLBMLBflo44First Base Coach1626498.39539.05John Boles
2000Florida MarlinsNLMLBMLBflo45First Base Coach1617982.49115.53John Boles
2001Florida MarlinsNLMLBMLBflo46Roving Outfielder Coach1627686.46912.04Tony Perez,John Boles
2003Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit48First Base Coach1627587.46313.04Lloyd McClendon-
2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit49First Base Coach1617289.44732.55Lloyd McClendon-
2005Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit50First Base Coach1626795.41433.06Pete Mackanin,Lloyd McClendon-
2006Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit51Roving Minor League Hitting Instructor1626795.41416.55Jim Tracy
2007Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit52Roving Minor League Hitting Instructor1626894.42017.06Jim Tracy
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca53First Base Coach1627587.46313.54Trey Hillman
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca54First Base Coach1626597.40121.53Trey Hillman
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca55First Base Coach1626795.41427.05Daren Brown,Trey Hillman,Ned Yost
2013Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca58First Base Coach1628676.5317.03Ned Yost
2014Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca59First Base Coach1628973.5491.02Ned YostLost World Series (Giants)
2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca60First Base Coach1629567.586--1Ned YostWon World Series (Mets)
2016Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca61First Base Coach1628181.50013.53Ned Yost
2017Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca62First Base Coach1628082.49422.03Ned Yost
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1985-12-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1985-10-09Released by Tigers. 
1983-12-08TradeTraded by Twins to Tigers for Larry Pashnick. 
1983-06-21TradeTraded by White Sox to Twins for Mike Sodders. 
* 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
1985Detroit TigersTeam Payroll3060,000-51626-370,78060,00060,000
* 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