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Mike LagaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1980-1990 MLB Years: 1982-1990
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Positions1B-1164, DH-25Position when Drafted1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMichael Russell Laga
Height6-2Weight210BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJune 14,1960 [58.062]PlaceRidgewood,New Jersey
High SchoolRamsey (Ramsey,NJ)
CollegeBergen Community College (Paramus,NJ), Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck,NJ)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 1980 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-DET-#1 ... 1984-DET-#8
MLB DebutSeptember 1,1982 [22.079]
OrganizationsDET [7] SLN [3] SFN [2] Awards0
TBC Player ID14032Retrosheet IDlagam001MLBAM ID117408
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed22Power82Contact30XBH85RBIs80Runs61Hitting42Durability46Team.513Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1980Lakeland TigersFSLA+det-1b20122407601111461274557271124800.273.391.425.81617332503.298.152.329.37214.3114.120.992.3933.9228.83
1981Birmingham BaronsSouAAdet-1b21142547891582873186214911351850.289.348.536.88429366610.309.247.338.3928.0318.522.315.0817.6541.77
1982Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-1b221264447711115334905247117130690.250.335.527.86223452510.258.277.390.3729.2222.942.496.6713.0646.85
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet41b222788623903111042300001.261.293.466.759411292.323.205.261.3354.3525.005.753.2629.3352.17
1983Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-1b231053554682241165821449720570.231.315.439.75415641406.267.208.335.32910.8423.892.203.9422.1950.00
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet4dh-1b231221240002001900001.190.227.190.4174022.333.000.048.1974.5540.919.000.000.000.00
1984Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-1b24153569861513093094113813030560.265.312.508.82028969615.292.243.309.3576.1821.143.424.8818.9745.70
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet4dh-1b24911160001001200000.545.583.5451.1286012.667.000.091.5138.3316.672.000.000.000.00
1985Nashville SoundsAmerAAAdet-1b2511743058113302207923399511740.263.321.481.80220752478.289.218.307.3478.1619.872.444.1821.5046.02
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet4dh-1b25936361026000900001.167.167.361.52813336.160.194.194.2280.0025.000.005.5618.0050.00
1986Nashville SoundsAmerAAAdet-1b261241493027004700010.220.289.439.72818545.219.219.317.3138.8915.561.754.4420.5055.56
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet41b2615456910380051300010.200.280.422.70219450.207.222.333.30410.0026.002.606.0015.0044.44
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln351b26184671040380051810011.217.308.500.80823752.280.283.391.3479.6234.623.605.7715.3370.00
1986Totals for MLB-MLB         339113195061600103110021.209.294.462.7564211102.241.253.363.3269.8030.393.105.8815.1757.89
1987Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-1b27116418801273522991114893405120.304.377.605.98225366475.326.301.416.40710.1119.581.946.1114.4151.97
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln351b271729441014002700211.138.182.276.4588233.130.138.207.1806.0621.213.503.0329.0050.00
1988Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-1b2813494102015006500020.204.291.306.59715355.209.102.224.26210.919.090.831.8249.0030.00
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln351b284110051300140022100000.130.147.160.307161102.154.030.050.1411.9620.5910.500.98100.007.69
1989Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-1b2912644955108209236823279650260.241.290.479.76921552483.256.238.296.3375.5919.883.564.7619.5248.15
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn81b291720141017001600000.200.238.400.6388221.231.200.250.2864.7628.576.004.7620.0050.00
1990Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-1b308930963921832271064262100590.298.393.589.98218243366.304.291.408.42211.4816.941.486.0114.0546.74
1990San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn391b302327451024001710001.185.241.444.68512329.167.259.296.3053.4524.147.006.9013.5060.00
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter18842339841801655102211520236.199.241.355.59615034449.231.156.210.0004.9025.615.233.5626.4440.48
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter11214018622107221942220723202341688655651610.267.340.506.84620354814546.288.239.342.0009.1519.492.134.8418.2644.87
AAA Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter857306447380317729177563131729570238135560.262.331.512.84315693833433.282.250.345.0008.5920.452.385.1617.3147.70
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter142547891582873186214911351850.289.348.536.88429366610.309.247.338.0008.0318.522.315.0817.6541.77
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter122407601111461274557271124800.273.391.425.81617332503.298.152.329.00014.3114.120.992.3933.9228.83
Detroit Tigers Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter72201184811082810115600013.239.278.413.6918319212.292.174.234.0005.1926.425.093.7725.1339.58
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter761751627505160094610222.154.198.269.4674710187.175.115.166.0004.8124.605.112.6735.0037.04
San Francisco Giants Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter404759203110021310001.191.240.426.66620550.194.235.277.0004.0026.006.506.0015.6755.56
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623653472160144710199920235.199.241.355.59612929387.231.156.210.0004.9025.615.233.5626.4440.48
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625819015532632104336012881790.267.340.506.84629470657.288.239.342.0009.1519.492.134.8418.2644.87

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1980Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det201B118--102586189811291111.9849.42------12296.788.7
1981Birmingham Barons SouAAdet211B142--1193105239113211298.9839.14------142100.0100.7
1982Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet221B125--113568189312211203.9859.62------12699.294.0
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet221B19--1634118168167.9948.79------2770.411.7
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet22DH8---------------2729.64.9
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet231B101--835621181908897.9888.88------10596.274.3
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet23DH6---------------1250.03.7
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet231B5--91-210101.0002.00------1241.73.1
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet241B111--1008921411211141100.9879.91------15372.572.1
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet241B4--121-113131.0003.25------944.42.5
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet24DH4---------------944.42.5
1985Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet251B114--10241111110111461135.9909.96------11797.480.9
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet25DH5---------------955.63.1
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet251B4--335143938.9749.50------944.42.5
1986Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet261B12--10916210127125.98410.42------12100.08.5
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln261B16--10914-91231231.0007.69------1888.99.9
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet261B12--987-101051051.0008.75------1580.07.4
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet26DH2---------------1513.31.2
1987Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln271B102--9226711981000989.9899.70------11687.972.9
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln271B12--6672107573.9736.08------1770.67.4
1988Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln281B7--743177877.98711.00------1353.84.9
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln281B37--29317-263103101.0008.38------4190.222.8
1989Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn291B121--10649369911631157.9959.56------12696.084.6
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn291B4--161--17171.0004.25------1723.52.5
1990Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn301B88--76064367827824.9969.36------8998.963.3
1990San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn301B10--335-438381.0003.80------2343.56.2
MLB Totals for 1B - 9 season(s)-   1B123--83262484898894.9967.27------1230.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 5 season(s)-   DH25---------------250.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 9 season(s)-   1B781--69315767766875847507.9909.61------7810.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B142--1193105239113211298.9839.14------1420.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B118--102586189811291111.9849.42------1180.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1980Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det20--118--------
1981Birmingham Barons SouAAdet21--142--------
1982Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet22--125--------
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet22--19-------8
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet23--101--------
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet23--5-------6
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet24--111--------
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet24--4-------4
1985Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet25--114--------
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet25--4-------5
1986Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet26--12--------
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26--16--------
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet26--12-------2
1987Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln27--102--------
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27--12--------
1988Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln28--7--------
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28--37--------
1989Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn29--121--------
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29--4--------
1990Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn30--88--------
1990San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn30--10--------

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1990-10-25Released by Giants. 
1989-01-25ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1988-11-08Released by Cardinals. 
1986-09-02TradeTraded by Tigers with Ken Hill to Cardinals for Mike Heath. 
* 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 Payroll2560,000-51627-370,78060,00060,000
1986St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll2672,500-5672320386,34760,000132,500
1986Detroit TigersTeam Payroll2672,500-5672520386,34760,000132,500
1987St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll2760,000-59536-344,90660,000192,500
1988St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll28100,000-4892330392,10762,500292,500
1989San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll2962,500-69139-429,80262,500355,000
1990San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll30155,000-4962129515,727100,000510,000
* 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