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Ken PhelpsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1976-1991 MLB Years: 1980-1990
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Drafted
World Series Champion

Positions1B-714, DH-467Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKenneth Allen Phelps
Height6-1Weight200BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateAugust 6,1954 [64.129]PlaceSeattle,Washington
High SchoolIngraham (Seattle,WA)
CollegeArizona State University (Tempe,AZ)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 15th round (354th overall) of the 1976 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 1974 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Philadelphia Phillies [Team Picks] in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 1974 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Atlanta Braves [Team Picks] in the 8th round (179th overall) of the 1972 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutSeptember 20,1980 [26.045]
OrganizationsKCA [6] SEA [6] NYA [2] OAK [2] CLE [1] MON [1] SFN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID16577Retrosheet IDphelk001MLBAM ID120508
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Player Notes:   Member of the 1975 United States National Baseball team
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed29Power83Contact46XBH80RBIs78Runs41Hitting59Durability49Team.499Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1976Arizona StateCollegeSr1b21702626892207116623352300000.351.428.6071.03515938297.355.256.385.46611.787.740.663.7023.8241.30
1976GCL RoyalsGCLRk-212898202963328000000000.296.296.510.806501298.274.214.214.3640.000.000.003.0632.6741.38
1976WaterlooMidwA-212572121980110000000000.264.264.417.68130972.254.153.153.3090.000.000.001.3972.0047.37
1976Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         531703248143438000000000.282.282.471.7538021170.265.189.188.3410.000.000.002.3542.5043.75
1977Daytona IslandersFSLA+kca-224014522507053210251520300.345.440.497.9377212175.352.152.331.41614.298.570.602.8629.0024.00
1977Jacksonville SunsSouAAkca-228126230516354011434771300.195.321.298.6197814316.216.103.267.29213.6114.871.091.5852.4027.45
1977Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         12140752101133107221686291600.248.363.369.73215026491.267.121.290.33613.8512.630.912.0440.7025.74
1978Jacksonville SunsSouAAkca-1b231243816594200166110995773500.247.407.425.83216236495.249.178.441.38420.0011.520.583.2323.8138.30
1979Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-1b2413043071114263207744987261300.265.406.479.88520649538.276.214.442.39718.2213.380.733.7221.5042.98
1980Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-1b25133442801303032372421288483500.294.456.532.98823556586.315.238.532.44121.8414.330.663.9219.2243.08
1980Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca521b2534000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1981Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-1b261966922815210012900010.333.436.7121.148471478.327.379.561.50015.3811.540.756.4113.2063.64
1981Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca16,52dh2621221301010011300000.136.174.227.4015123.333.091.136.1844.3556.5213.000.000.0033.33
1982Wichita AerosAmerAAAmon-1b271324531121512344614124108991003120.333.469.7061.17532073574.338.373.607.49818.8217.250.928.019.8548.34
1982Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4227108020000000310000.250.333.250.583209.400.000.000.2830.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1983Salt Lake GullsPCLAAAsea-1b28742708192296248240543520340.341.450.7591.20920559329.318.418.633.50816.4110.640.657.2911.2564.13
1983Seattle MarinersALMLBsea441b-dh285012710304171600132501300.236.301.449.7505712144.235.213.315.3309.0317.361.924.8618.1440.00
1984Salt Lake GullsPCLAAAsea-1b291245714303130171010110.311.407.578.98526654.333.267.400.42612.9618.521.435.5615.0042.86
1984Seattle MarinersALMLBsea44dh29101290527090245133617350451.241.378.521.89915133360.234.280.490.39416.9420.281.206.6712.0847.14
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea44dh306111618243092420243300021.207.343.466.8095412140.203.259.483.35617.1423.571.386.4312.8950.00
1986Seattle MarinersALMLBsea441b-dh311253446985164246423889660364.247.406.526.93218144441.269.279.532.40619.9521.771.095.4414.3351.76
1987Seattle MarinersALMLBsea44dh321203326886131276811807580457.259.410.548.95818241424.252.289.530.40918.8717.690.946.3712.3047.67
1988Seattle MarinersALMLBsea44dh3372190375480143210513510223.284.434.547.98110422244.280.263.537.43320.9014.340.695.7413.5740.74
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya21dh3345107172450102200192600133.224.339.551.8905915127.194.327.505.38314.9620.471.377.8710.7062.50
1988Totals for AL-AL         1172975478130245410706110356.263.402.549.95116337371.251.286.525.41618.8716.440.876.4712.3847.44
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya21dh348618526463072900274700322.249.340.378.7187010215.291.129.276.32612.5621.861.743.2626.4321.74
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak44dh-1b34119011000004000000.111.385.222.6072113.111.111.556.31730.770.000.000.000.00100.00
1989Totals for AL-AL         9719426474072900314700322.242.342.371.7137211228.280.129.289.32613.6020.611.523.0727.7123.40
1990Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak44dh353259611201600121000111.186.319.271.59016372.204.085.288.27916.6713.890.831.3959.0027.27
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle441b35246147000010101100023.115.239.115.3547071.140.000.180.17414.0815.491.100.000.000.00
1990Totals for AL-AL         561201018201610222100134.150.280.192.472233143.172.042.233.22715.3814.690.950.70120.0016.67
1991Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-1b36722171003002110010.318.400.364.7648125.333.046.136.3418.004.000.500.000.0014.29
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter7611854308443647123313107390449211212825.239.374.480.8548901942287.246.241.453.00017.0519.631.155.3815.0743.79
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter805268651077316723151580171257642944826190.288.418.536.95414393413340.292.248.464.00017.2512.840.744.5217.7944.11
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter507172836153012017121409141140931028415190.307.444.6061.05010472582184.312.299.538.00018.7314.190.765.5414.2848.68
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter205643951452632110121142104144800.226.373.373.74624050811.236.147.370.00017.5112.820.732.5930.6234.48
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4014522507053210251520300.345.440.497.9377212175.352.152.331.00014.298.570.602.8629.0024.00
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2572121980110000000000.264.264.417.68130972.254.153.153.0000.000.000.001.3972.0047.37
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2898202963328000000000.296.296.510.806501298.274.214.214.0000.000.000.003.0632.6741.38
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter702626892207116623352300000.351.428.6071.03515938297.355.256.385.00011.787.740.663.7023.8241.30
Seattle Mariners Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter529139925434953610525597317337201162016.249.392.521.9137291641753.251.272.500.00018.0819.221.065.9913.3246.99
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter131292437080175100467300455.240.339.442.78112925342.257.202.360.00013.4521.351.594.9717.1835.71
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter4368612301600161000111.176.329.265.59418485.190.089.324.00018.8211.760.631.1868.0033.33
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter246147000010101100023.115.239.115.3547071.140.000.180.00014.0815.491.100.000.000.00
Kansas City Royals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter24261301010011500000.115.148.192.3405127.273.077.115.0003.7055.5615.000.000.0033.33
Montreal Expos Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter108020000000310000.250.333.250.583209.400.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623956694141266721839640465.239.374.480.85418941487.246.241.453.00017.0519.631.155.3815.0743.79
Average Minor - Per 162 games16254110315634530117321168692540.288.418.536.95429069672.292.248.464.00017.2512.840.744.5217.7944.11

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Jacksonville Suns SouAAkca231B123--102866168811101094.9868.89------12499.286.6
1979Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca241B128--1129801311112221209.9899.45------13098.594.1
1980Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca251B122--1154511210312171205.9909.88------13391.789.7
1980Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca251B2--14--214141.0007.00------366.71.2
1981Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca261B18--16915219186184.98910.22------1994.713.2
1981Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26DH4---------------2119.03.9
1981Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca261B2--41--551.0002.50------219.51.9
1982Wichita Aeros AmerAAAmon271B123--1047741410811351121.9889.11------13293.289.8
1983Salt Lake Gulls PCLAAAsea281B61--53537750579572.9889.38------7482.443.0
1983Seattle MarinersALMLBsea281B22--16416-111801801.0008.18------5044.013.6
1983Seattle MarinersALMLBsea28DH19---------------5038.011.7
1984Salt Lake Gulls PCLAAAsea291B4--255-530301.0007.50------1233.32.9
1984Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29DH84---------------10183.251.9
1984Seattle MarinersALMLBsea291B9--724177776.9878.44------1018.95.6
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea30DH25---------------6141.015.4
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea301B8--312-533331.0004.13------6113.14.9
1986Seattle MarinersALMLBsea311B55--48734958530521.9839.47------12544.034.0
1986Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31DH52---------------12541.632.1
1987Seattle MarinersALMLBsea32DH114---------------12095.070.4
1987Seattle MarinersALMLBsea321B1--8---881.0008.00------1200.80.6
1988Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33DH68---------------7294.442.2
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya33DH24---------------4553.314.9
1988Seattle MarinersALMLBsea331B3--182122120.9526.67------724.21.9
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya331B1---------------452.20.6
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya34DH55---------------8664.034.2
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya341B8--471144948.9806.00------869.35.0
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak341B1---------------119.10.6
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak34DH1---------------119.10.6
1990Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35DH15---------------3246.99.3
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle351B14--877-494941.0006.71------2458.38.6
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle35DH6---------------2425.03.7
1990Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak351B5--243132827.9645.40------3215.63.1
1991Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn361B4--224-126261.0006.50------757.12.9
MLB Totals for DH - 9 season(s)-   DH467---------------4670.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 10 season(s)-   1B131--95670139610391026.9877.83------1310.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 7 season(s)-   1B460--40812664839743954347.9899.45------4600.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B123--102866168811101094.9868.89------1230.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Jacksonville Suns SouAAkca23--123--------
1979Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca24--128--------
1980Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca25--122--------
1980Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25--2--------
1981Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca26--18--------
1981Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26--2-------4
1982Wichita Aeros AmerAAAmon27--123--------
1983Salt Lake Gulls PCLAAAsea28--61--------
1983Seattle MarinersALMLBsea28--22-------19
1984Salt Lake Gulls PCLAAAsea29--4--------
1984Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29--9-------84
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea30--8-------25
1986Seattle MarinersALMLBsea31--55-------52
1987Seattle MarinersALMLBsea32--1-------114
1988Seattle MarinersALMLBsea33--3-------68
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya33--1-------24
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya34--8-------55
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak34--1-------1
1990Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35--5-------15
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle35--14-------6
1991Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn36--4--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1989Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB34110110000000000001.0001.0002.0003.0002111.0001.0001.0000.000.000.000.000.00100.00
1989Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB3411000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs110110000000000001.0001.0002.0003.0002111.0001.0001.0000.000.000.000.000.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1995El Paso DiablosTexAAMinormil40Hitting Coach1366868.5004.02Tim Ireland
2004Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari49Broadcaster16251111.31542.05Bob Brenly,Al Pedrique-
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari50Broadcaster1627785.4755.02Bob Melvin-
* 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
1990-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1990-06-17Purchased by Indians from Athletics. 
1989-12-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1989-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-08-30TradeTraded by Yankees to Athletics for Scott Holcomb. 
1988-07-21TradeTraded by Mariners to Yankees for Troy Evers, Rich Balabon and Jay Buhner. 
1983-03-31Purchased by Mariners from Expos. 
1982-01-14TradeTraded by Royals to Expos for Grant Jackson. 
* 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
1985Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll30180,000-4161031370,78060,000180,000
1986Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll31235,000-3861246386,34760,000415,000
1987Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll32300,000-278360344,90660,000715,000
1988Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll33670,000-168577++392,10762,5001,385,000
1988New York YankeesTeam Payroll33670,000-1681277++392,10762,5001,385,000
1989Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll34655,000-1961076++429,80262,5002,040,000
1989New York YankeesTeam Payroll34655,000-1961276++429,80262,5002,040,000
1990Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll35825,000-1881273++515,727100,0002,865,000
1990Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll35825,000-188873++515,727100,0002,865,000
* 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