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Mike MasonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1980-1996 MLB Years: 1982-1988
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PositionsP-242Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMichael Paul Mason
Height6-2Weight205BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateNovember 21,1958 [59.364]PlaceFaribault,Minnesota
High SchoolBenilde St. Margaret's (St. Louis Park,MN)
CollegeOral Roberts University (Tulsa,OK), Normandale Community College (Bloomington,MN)

DraftedSelected by the Texas Rangers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 1980 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (41st overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (35th overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 14th round (350th overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-TEX-#2
MLB DebutSeptember 13,1982 [23.296]
OrganizationsTEX [8] MIN [2] CHN [1] KCA [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID14867Retrosheet IDmasom001MLBAM ID118401
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Player Notes:   First player ever drafted out of Normandale Community College in 1978
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts42Walks46Hittable53SO/BB41vsPower53Hitting0Durability42Team.476Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1980Gulf Coast RangersGCLRktex-S/R21612.0712102000061.0401714146554001.415.900.156.798.111.20.857-
1981Asheville TouristsSALAtex-ST22832.1212120610085.05828204353911001.096.140.423.714.131.11.727-
1982Tulsa DrillersTexAAtex26ST231093.89262603200155.0153846711461115001.288.880.642.676.452.41.526-
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex16ST23125.09440000023.02113133981001.308.221.173.523.130.89.3334.89
1983Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-ST24554.1616160100088.21005041726504001.4210.150.712.645.081.92.500-
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex16Rel24025.91505002010.210770690001.508.44--5.067.591.50.0002.76
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex16S/R259133.613624124060184.0159787418511135101.147.760.882.495.522.22.4093.64
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex16ST268154.83383081110179.0212113962273924101.5910.661.113.674.631.26.3484.48
1986Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-ST27013.0011000003.02510310001.676.00--9.003.000.33.000-
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex16S/R27734.33272252120135.013571651156855101.419.000.733.735.671.52.7003.82
1987Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-ST28423.50990200054.0532821127416001.488.830.174.506.831.52.667-
1987Texas RangersALMLBtex16S/R28025.59862000029.0372018622211002.0311.481.866.836.520.95.0006.39
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn41S/R28415.6817413003038.0432524423281001.7410.180.955.456.631.22.8004.58
1988Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-Rel29225.8123320008052.2623534233252001.8010.590.345.644.270.76.500-
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin20Rel290110.8050500006.28881970002.5510.801.3512.159.450.78.0006.67
1990Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-Rel31000.0030300003.04200310002.3312.00--9.003.000.33--
1993Memphis ChicksSouAAkca-Rel34100.0010100102.00000100000.50----4.50--0.001.000-
1996Green Bay SultansPrairieInd-S/R37037.71321101014.02213121381001.7914.140.641.935.142.67.000-
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter29394.53140905072140604.26253353056524936317301.449.290.973.705.391.46.4261.43
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter36233.53103772612390503.04722491982622032332001.378.420.463.935.761.47.610-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter11104.345229233080200.022112097109211812001.559.880.454.115.271.28.524-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1193.84272613210157.0153846711471115001.278.770.632.696.362.36.550-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter832.1212120610085.05828204353911001.096.140.423.714.131.11.727-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter612.0712102000061.0401714146554001.415.900.156.798.111.20.857-
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter037.71321101014.02213121381001.7914.140.641.935.142.67.000-
Texas Rangers Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter25374.38118863272110560.15743022736021732816301.419.210.963.485.261.51.403-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter415.6817413003038.0432524423281001.7410.180.955.456.631.22.800-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0110.8050500006.28881970002.5510.801.3512.159.450.78.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings11144.535133183150220.022712211124901326101.449.290.973.705.391.46.4401.43
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings16103.534534115140220.020610986119614114001.378.420.463.935.761.47.615-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1980Oral RobertsCollegeJrp21491513055761219092700000.364.400.510.9107714160.439.146.265.4055.6316.883.000.63151.0025.45
1980Gulf Coast RangersGCLRktex-p211421200000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0002021.000.000.000.9090.000.000.000.000.000.00
1987Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-p28117000000003401000.000.300.000.3000011.000.000.429.21227.2736.361.330.000.000.00
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn41p28189120000001403000.222.300.222.5222013.400.000.111.2507.6930.774.000.000.000.00
1996Green Bay SultansPrairieInd-3733000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter189120000001403000.222.300.222.5222013.400.000.111.0007.6930.774.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter499220000003401000.222.417.222.6392013.400.000.333.00023.0830.771.330.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter357100000003401000.000.300.000.3000011.000.000.429.00027.2736.361.330.000.000.00
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1421200000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0002021.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter33000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter491513055761219092700000.364.400.510.9107714160.439.146.265.0005.6316.883.000.63151.0025.45
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter189120000001403000.222.300.222.5222013.400.000.111.0007.6930.774.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16281918000000936027000.222.300.222.522180117.400.000.111.0007.6930.774.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1623077000000101303000.222.417.222.6397043.400.000.333.00023.0830.771.330.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1980Gulf Coast Rangers GCLRktex21P12--815122423.9581.92------1485.719.0
1981Asheville Tourists SALAtex22P12--727123534.9712.83------12100.08.5
1982Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex23P26--2025124645.9781.73------26100.019.1
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex23P4-2315--661.0001.500.26-----4100.02.5
1983Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex24P16--616122322.9571.38------16100.011.9
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex24P5-1012--331.0000.600.30-----5100.03.1
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex25P36-184422--26261.0000.720.14-----36100.022.4
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex26P38-1794304-3834.8950.890.19-----38100.023.6
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex27P27-135919-128281.0001.040.21-----27100.016.7
1987Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn28P9--781-1615.9381.67------1181.86.5
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28P17-3815-1661.0000.350.16-----1894.410.6
1987Texas RangersALMLBtex28P8-29151176.8570.750.21-----8100.04.9
1988Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin29P23--615-121211.0000.91------2495.816.2
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29P5-6-------------5100.03.1
1990Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin31P3--1-1-21.5000.33------3100.02.2
1993Memphis Chicks SouAAkca34P1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.7
MLB Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P140-604218853114109.9560.780.18-----1400.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P51--2039336259.9521.16------510.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P27--2125124746.9791.70------270.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P12--727123534.9712.83------120.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P12--815122423.9581.92------120.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1980Gulf Coast Rangers GCLRktex2112----------
1981Asheville Tourists SALAtex2212----------
1982Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex2326----------
1982Texas RangersALMLBtex234----------
1983Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex2416----------
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex245----------
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex2536----------
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex2638----------
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex2727----------
1987Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn289----------
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2817----------
1987Texas RangersALMLBtex288----------
1988Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin2923----------
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin295----------
1990Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin313----------
1993Memphis Chicks SouAAkca341----------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1991Appleton FoxesMidwAMinorkca32Pitching Coach1395881.41719.57Joseph Breeden
1992Appleton FoxesMidwAMinorkca33Pitching Coach1327062.5305.53Tom PoquetteLost in Semi-Finals
1993Memphis ChicksSouAAMinorkca34Pitching Coach1406377.45014.05Tom Poquette
1994Memphis ChicksSouAAMinorkca35Pitching Coach1377562.5475.52Ron Johnson
1995Springfield SultansMidwAMinorkca36Pitching Coach1396574.46812.03Brian Poldberg
1996Lansing LugnutsMidwAMinorkca37Pitching Coach1396871.4899.53Brian PoldbergLost in First Round
1997Lansing LugnutsMidwAMinorkca38Pitching Coach1376968.50426.03Bob HeroldLeague Champions
1998Wichita WranglersTexAAMinorkca39Pitching Coach1407565.536--1John MizerockLost in Finals
1999Wichita WranglersTexAAMinorkca40Pitching Coach1408357.593--1John MizerockLeague Champions
2000Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca41Minor League Pitching Coordinator1627785.47518.04Tony Muser
2001Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca42Minor League Pitching Coordinator1626597.40126.05Tony Muser
2002Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red BaronsILAAAMinorphi43Pitching Coach1449153.632--1Marc BombardLost in Semi-Finals
2003Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red BaronsILAAAMinorphi44Pitching Coach1437370.5109.54Marc Bombard
2004Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca45Minor League Pitching Instructor16258104.35834.05Tony Pena-
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca46Minor League Pitching Instructor16256106.34643.05Buddy Bell,Tony Pena,Bob Schaefer-
2006Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca47Minor League Pitching Instructor16262100.38334.05Buddy Bell
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca48Minor League Pitching Coordinator1626993.42627.05Buddy Bell
2008Iowa CubsPCLAAAMinorchn49Pitching Coach1428359.585--1Pat ListachLost in Semi-Finals
2009Iowa CubsPCLAAAMinorchn50Pitching Coach1447272.5005.03Bobby Dickerson
2012Iowa CubsPCLAAAMinorchn53Pitching Coach1405387.37928.04Dave Bialas
* 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
1988-04-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
1988-03-21Released by Cubs. 
1987-05-15TradeTraded by Rangers to Cubs for Dave Pavlas. 
* 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
1985Texas RangersTeam Payroll2660,000-51631-370,78060,00060,000
1986Texas RangersTeam Payroll2760,000-61431-386,34760,000120,000
1987Texas RangersTeam Payroll28280,000-297258344,90660,000400,000
1987Chicago CubsTeam Payroll28280,000-2971658344,90660,000400,000
1988Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll2962,500-60435-392,10762,500462,500
* 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