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Chris SaboTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1981-1996 MLB Years: 1988-1996
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Drafted
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion
HR Derby

Positions3B-1348, DH-25, OF-22, 1B-20, 2B-10, SS-3Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameChristopher Andrew Sabo
Height6-0Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 19,1962 [56.270]PlaceDetroit,Michigan
High SchoolDetroit Catholic Central (Novi,MI)
CollegeUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor,MI)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (30th overall) of the 1983 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Montreal Expos [Team Picks] in the 30th round (727th overall) of the 1980 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsGene Bennett
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1984-CIN-#4
MLB DebutApril 4,1988 [26.075]
OrganizationsCIN [12] BAL [1] CHA [1] SLN [1] Awards3Awards Voting3-91
TBC Player ID17496Retrosheet IDsaboc001MLBAM ID121606
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Player Notes:   Member of the 1982,1984 United States National Baseball team ... Topps All-Star Rookie (3B) in 1988
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed59Power67Contact75XBH71RBIs60Runs61Hitting63Durability58Team.507Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981MichiganCollegeFr3b196018534631111040113161100000.341.393.573.96610622201.323.232.362.4357.965.470.694.9818.5034.92
1982MichiganCollegeSo3b20521713244524309323400000.257.345.380.7256511194.245.123.292.33211.862.060.172.0642.7525.00
1983University of MichiganBigTenNCAA-13b215920958771741656193261100000.368.438.7181.15615037235.335.350.550.49811.064.680.426.8113.0648.05
1983Cedar Rapids RedsMidwAcin-3b217727443751161237154263921230.274.339.489.82813429305.280.215.350.3628.5212.791.503.9322.8338.67
1984Vermont RedsEastAAcin-3b221254414494191538105446242410.213.288.295.58313025495.235.082.193.2708.8912.531.411.0188.2026.60
1985Vermont RedsEastAAcin-3b2312442866119190114675503976410.278.360.400.76017130495.283.122.243.34310.107.880.782.2238.9125.21
1986Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAcin-3b2412943283118262106092485333620.273.346.412.75817838492.288.139.266.3389.7610.771.102.0343.2032.20
1987Nashville SoundsAmerAAAcin-3b25913155692193751234372511640.292.362.438.80013829360.294.146.324.34710.286.940.681.9445.0031.52
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin173b2613753874146402114446142952654112.271.314.414.72822353582.282.143.257.3254.988.931.791.8948.9136.30
1989Nashville SoundsAmerAAAcin-3b27730052003000000000.167.167.233.4007230.167.066.067.1780.000.000.000.000.0040.00
1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin173b27823044079211629149253314222.260.316.395.71112028336.273.135.234.3207.449.821.321.7950.6735.44
1990Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin173b281485679515338225712510615841378.270.343.476.81927065636.263.206.340.3629.599.120.953.9322.6842.48
1991Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin173b291535829117535326881964479653313.301.354.505.85929464640.310.204.302.3806.8812.341.804.0622.3836.57
1992Nashville SoundsAmerAAAcin-30311340011011120000.364.500.6361.1367114.333.272.273.5077.147.141.007.1411.0025.00
1992Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin173b309634442841931243453054116112.244.302.422.72414534382.254.178.262.3237.8514.141.803.1428.6740.48
1993Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin173b311485528614333221826443105628510.259.315.440.75524356611.281.181.263.3297.0417.182.443.4426.2939.16
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal173b-of32682584166153114211203854128.256.320.465.78512029288.262.209.287.3386.9413.191.903.8223.4543.94
1995St. Petersburg CardinalsFSLA+sln-1b33143910900271010610002.231.400.385.78515250.226.154.436.36520.0012.000.604.0019.5022.22
1995Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-1b339285110014001410000.393.433.500.93314130.435.107.143.4173.3313.334.003.3328.009.09
1995Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         236715200031110111020002.299.413.433.84629380.315.134.313.38513.7512.500.913.7522.3315.00
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha17dh332071101850182031222210.254.295.366.66126680.283.112.183.2873.7515.004.001.2571.0033.33
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln181b33513021003101200001.154.214.231.4453114.182.077.231.2067.1414.292.000.000.0050.00
1995Totals for MLB-MLB         25841020601113041422211.238.283.345.62829794.268.107.190.2744.2614.893.501.0684.0035.00
1996Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-3b34831091001000600103.290.281.323.60410132.346.033.032.2640.0018.750.000.000.0011.11
1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin173b345412515327131620182711004.256.354.400.7545011145.305.144.304.33912.4118.621.502.0741.6734.38
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter911335449489821417116426120492744603225292270.268.326.445.77114943473714.279.177.281.0007.3812.391.683.1228.9138.64
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter58720293105369712492486521217235211323115.264.338.396.7348041582303.275.132.261.0009.4210.201.082.1341.4129.48
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter247847147239485191203278789741363.282.349.418.76735472958.293.136.268.0009.089.291.021.9844.5830.13
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2498691102133811684171094101118820.245.324.346.67030155990.259.101.217.0009.4910.201.071.6254.3125.82
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter143910900271010610002.231.400.385.78515250.226.154.436.00020.0012.000.604.0019.5022.22
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter7727443751161237154263921230.274.339.489.82813429305.280.215.350.0008.5212.791.503.9322.8338.67
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter17156512418433730126399652600000.326.395.568.96332170630.303.242.411.00010.324.130.404.7618.8338.04
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter818301244381219314104373116482504082519261961.270.328.447.77513453113332.280.177.283.0007.5012.241.633.1228.9638.30
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter682584166153114211203854128.256.320.465.78512029288.262.209.287.0006.9413.191.903.8223.4543.94
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2071101850182031222210.254.295.366.66126680.283.112.183.0003.7515.004.001.2571.0033.33
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter513021003101200001.154.214.231.4453114.182.077.231.0007.1414.292.000.000.0050.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625968816038321762194982645412.268.326.445.77126662660.279.177.281.0007.3812.391.683.1228.9138.64
Average Minor - Per 162 games162560861482731468186606564631.264.338.396.73422244636.275.132.261.0009.4210.201.082.1341.4129.48

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1983Cedar Rapids Reds MidwAcin213B74--43130912182173.9512.34------7796.152.9
1984Vermont Reds EastAAcin223B116--64186159265250.9432.16------12592.882.9
1984Vermont Reds EastAAcin222B10--1624654640.8704.00------1258.07.1
1985Vermont Reds EastAAcin233B120--972361719350333.9512.78------12496.887.0
1985Vermont Reds EastAAcin23SS1----1-1---------1240.80.7
1986Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAcin243B117--83202914294285.9692.44------12990.782.4
1987Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcin253B75--431371219192180.9382.40------9182.453.6
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin263B135--753181431407393.9662.91------13798.583.9
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26SS2---------------1371.51.2
1989Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcin273B5--751-1312.9232.40------771.43.4
1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin273B76--361451112192181.9432.38------8292.746.9
1990Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin283B146--702731217355343.9662.35------14898.690.1
1991Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin293B151--862551224353341.9662.26------15398.793.2
1992Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin303B93--60159913228219.9612.35------9696.957.4
1993Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin313B148--792421116332321.9672.17------148100.091.4
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal323B37--2048347168.9581.84------6854.433.0
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32OF22--322113534.9711.55------6832.419.6
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32DH10---------------6814.78.9
1995St. Petersburg Cardinals FSLA+sln331B10--586-564641.0006.40------1471.47.6
1995St. Petersburg Cardinals FSLA+sln333B2---31-43.7501.50------1414.31.5
1995Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln331B7--324-236361.0005.14------977.84.9
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33DH15---------------2075.010.4
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln331B2--112111413.9296.50------540.01.4
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha331B1--10-111110.90910.00------205.00.7
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha333B1---1--111.0001.00------205.00.7
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln333B1---1--111.0001.00------520.00.7
1996Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin343B8--616-122221.0002.75------8100.04.9
1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin343B43--27724610399.9612.30------5479.626.5
MLB Totals for 3B - 9 season(s)-   3B831--45315147612320431967.9632.37------8310.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH25---------------250.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF22--322113534.9711.55------220.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B3--212222523.9207.67------30.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS2---------------20.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 4 season(s)-   3B205--1393602234521499.9582.43------2050.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B7--324-236361.0005.14------70.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B236--1614223228615583.9482.47------2360.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B10--1624654640.8704.00------100.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS1----1-1---------10.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B10--586-564641.0006.40------100.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B2---31-43.7501.50------20.00.0
A Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B74--43130912182173.9512.34------740.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1983Cedar Rapids Reds MidwAcin21-----74-----
1984Vermont Reds EastAAcin22---10-116-----
1985Vermont Reds EastAAcin23----1120-----
1986Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAcin24-----117-----
1987Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcin25-----75-----
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26----2135-----
1989Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcin27-----5-----
1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27-----76-----
1990Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28-----146-----
1991Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29-----151-----
1992Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30-----93-----
1993Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31-----148-----
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32-----37---2210
1995St. Petersburg Cardinals FSLA+sln33--10--2-----
1995Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln33--7--------
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha33--1--1----15
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33--2--1-----
1996Indianapolis Indians AmerAAAcin34-----8-----
1996Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin34-----43-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1990Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB28622150013001400000.227.261.364.6258123.235.137.1824.3517.394.004.3522.0020.00
1990Cincinnati RedsWorld SeriesMLB28416291025002200000.563.6111.0001.61116318.583.437.56311.1111.111.0011.118.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs622150013001400000.227.261.364.6258123.235.137.1824.3517.394.004.3522.0020.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs416291025002200000.563.6111.0001.61116318.583.437.56311.1111.111.0011.118.0033.33

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2004Billings MustangsPioRkMinorcin42Hitting Coach743737.5004.53Luis AguayoLost in Finals
2005Dayton DragonsMidwAMinorcin43Hitting Coach1396079.43223.56Alonzo Powell
* 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

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1988National League Player of the Week (June 13-June 19) ... National League Rookie of the Year2
1989National League Player of the Week (May 22-May 28)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1996-11-18Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
1995-09-11Released by Cardinals. 
1995-06-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1995-06-05Released by White Sox. 
1995-04-11ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1994-10-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-01-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1993-10-25Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* 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
1988Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll2662,500-60443-392,10762,50062,500
1989Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll27155,000-4442045429,80262,500217,500
1990Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll28200,000-4561935515,727100,000417,500
1991Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll291,250,500-179675++742,231100,0001,668,000
1992Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll302,750,000-82590++962,245109,0004,418,000
1993Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll313,100,000-86891++968,431109,0007,518,000
1994Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll322,000,000-188979++957,101109,0009,518,000
1995Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll33550,000-3181965999,520109,00010,068,000
1995St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll33550,000-3181765999,520109,00010,068,000
1996Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll34200,000-5012444957,870109,00010,268,000
* 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