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Lou WhitakerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1975-1995 MLB Years: 1977-1995
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World Series Champion

Positions2B-2308, DH-32Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLouis Rodman Whitaker
Height5-11Weight160BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateMay 12,1957 [61.212]PlaceBrooklyn,New York
High SchoolMartinsville (Martinsville,VA)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 5th round (99th overall) of the 1975 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 9,1977 [20.120]
OrganizationsDET [21] Awards11Awards Voting2-105
TBC Player ID19583Retrosheet IDwhitl001MLBAM ID124154
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed64Power63Contact71XBH58RBIs61Runs69Hitting73Durability73Team.520Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1975BristolAppRk-184211417276111710251300000.237.374.333.707388139.260.096.325.34017.999.350.520.72114.0029.63
1976LakelandFSLA+-1912434370129125162480555100000.376.462.449.91115418398.440.073.373.42413.8212.810.930.25343.0013.95
1977Montgomery RebelsSouAAdet-20107396811111343483811585231300.280.374.356.73014120461.314.076.290.33612.5811.280.900.65132.0018.02
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet432b201132581002224601000.250.333.281.6149137.308.031.156.29010.8116.221.500.000.0012.50
1978Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b2113948471138127358776165113809.285.361.357.71817322567.318.072.198.33210.7611.461.070.53161.3315.94
1979Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b2212742375121148342201078661144210.286.395.378.77316025520.330.092.300.35515.0012.690.850.58141.0020.66
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b2314547768111191145847379012609.233.331.283.61413521568.273.050.212.29112.8513.911.080.18477.0018.92
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b24109335488814453653404213335.263.340.373.71312523382.285.110.236.32710.4710.991.051.3167.0026.14
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b25152560761602281565113485816448.286.341.434.77524345619.295.148.248.3447.759.371.212.4237.3328.13
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b261616439420640612721710677002889.320.380.457.83729458720.341.137.252.3709.319.721.041.6753.5828.16
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b2714355890161251135665626304559.289.357.407.76422739629.304.118.231.3439.8610.021.022.0742.9224.22
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b28152609102170298217364805625593.279.362.456.81827858701.277.177.312.35911.417.990.703.0029.0034.12
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b291445849515726620731386370004520.269.338.437.77525552651.275.168.284.3429.6810.751.113.0729.2033.12
1987Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b3014960411016038616591357110814425.265.341.427.76825860684.298.162.293.33710.3815.791.522.3437.7537.50
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b3111540354111182125520666106258.275.376.419.79516932477.298.144.313.35813.8412.790.922.5233.5828.83
1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b3214850977128211288563895931967.251.361.462.82323550611.232.211.391.36714.579.660.664.5818.1839.06
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b33132472751122221860827471015710.237.338.407.74519242552.242.170.339.33313.4112.860.963.2626.2237.50
1991Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b3413847094131262237842904522863.279.391.489.88023051572.263.210.406.38915.737.870.504.0220.4338.93
1992Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b3513045377126260197164814615459.278.386.461.84720945544.273.183.366.38214.898.460.573.4923.8435.71
1993Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b361193837211132196733784647445.290.412.449.86117242476.307.159.363.38616.399.660.591.8942.5637.84
1994Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b37923226797212124320414713548.301.377.491.86815835372.317.190.323.37311.0212.631.153.2326.8336.08
1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet12b38842493673140144440314120346.293.372.518.89012928285.299.225.365.38210.8814.391.324.9117.7938.36
MLB Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter2390857013862369420652441084143751197109920899179143.276.363.426.78936517299967.290.150.297.00012.0111.030.922.4535.1230.77
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter27385316826731105127871113811631300.313.409.390.79933346998.356.077.328.00013.8311.620.840.50170.6017.23
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter107396811111343483811585231300.280.374.356.73014120461.314.076.290.00012.5811.280.900.65132.0018.02
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12434370129125162480555100000.376.462.449.91115418398.440.073.373.00013.8212.810.930.25343.0013.95
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4211417276111710251300000.237.374.333.707388139.260.096.325.00017.999.350.520.72114.0029.63
Detroit Tigers Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter2390857013862369420652441084143751197109920899179143.276.363.426.78936517299967.290.150.297.00012.0111.030.922.4535.1230.77
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625819416128417731058174166510.276.363.426.78924749676.290.150.297.00012.0111.030.922.4535.1230.77
Average Minor - Per 162 games162506100158186375527826921200.313.409.390.79919827592.356.077.328.00013.8311.620.840.50170.6017.23

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet202B9--1718-235351.0003.89------1181.85.6
1978Detroit TigersALMLBdet212B136--3014581795776759.9785.58------13997.884.0
1978Detroit TigersALMLBdet21DH2---------------1391.41.2
1979Detroit TigersALMLBdet222B126--2803699103658649.9865.15------12799.278.3
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet232B143--3404281293780768.9855.37------14598.688.3
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet242B108--227354977590581.9855.38------10999.199.1
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet252B149--33147010120811801.9885.38------15298.092.0
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet25DH1---------------1520.70.6
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet262B160--2994471392759746.9834.66------16199.498.8
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet272B142--2904051583710695.9794.89------14399.387.7
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet282B150--31441411101739728.9854.85------15298.793.2
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet292B141--2764211198708697.9844.94------14497.987.0
1987Detroit TigersALMLBdet302B148--2754161799708691.9764.67------14999.391.4
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet312B110--218284853510502.9844.56------11595.767.9
1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet322B146--3273931199731720.9854.93------14898.690.1
1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet32DH2---------------1481.41.2
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet332B130--286372698664658.9915.06------13298.580.2
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet33DH1---------------1320.80.6
1991Detroit TigersALMLBdet342B135--255361491620616.9944.56------13897.883.3
1991Detroit TigersALMLBdet34DH3---------------1382.21.9
1992Detroit TigersALMLBdet352B119--256312972577568.9844.77------13091.573.5
1992Detroit TigersALMLBdet35DH10---------------1307.76.2
1993Detroit TigersALMLBdet362B110--2363221175569558.9815.07------11992.467.9
1994Detroit TigersALMLBdet372B83--1362461244394382.9704.60------9290.272.2
1994Detroit TigersALMLBdet37DH5---------------925.44.3
1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet382B63--107163432274270.9854.29------8475.043.8
1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet38DH8---------------849.55.6
MLB Totals for 2B - 19 season(s)-   2B2308--4771665318915271161311424.9844.95------23080.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 8 season(s)-   DH32---------------320.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1977Detroit TigersALMLBdet20---9-------
1978Detroit TigersALMLBdet21---136------2
1979Detroit TigersALMLBdet22---126-------
1980Detroit TigersALMLBdet23---143-------
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet24---108-------
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet25---149------1
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet26---160-------
1984Detroit TigersALMLBdet27---142-------
1985Detroit TigersALMLBdet28---150-------
1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet29---141-------
1987Detroit TigersALMLBdet30---148-------
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet31---110-------
1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet32---146------2
1990Detroit TigersALMLBdet33---130------1
1991Detroit TigersALMLBdet34---135------3
1992Detroit TigersALMLBdet35---119------10
1993Detroit TigersALMLBdet36---110-------
1994Detroit TigersALMLBdet37---83------5
1995Detroit TigersALMLBdet38---63------8

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB27314320000000300000.143.143.143.2862014.182.000.0000.0021.430.000.000.000.00
1984Detroit TigersWorld SeriesMLB27518652000004400000.278.409.389.7987222.357.111.33318.1818.181.000.000.0040.00
1987Detroit TigersChamp. SeriesMLB30517430011107300000.176.417.353.7706124.154.177.64729.1712.500.434.1717.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs831750011107600000.161.316.258.5748138.167.097.35518.4215.790.862.6331.0020.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs518652000004400000.278.409.389.7987222.357.111.33318.1818.181.000.000.0040.00

Awards [11]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1978American League Rookie of the Year1
1983AL Player of the Month (June) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (2B) ... American League Gold Glove (Second Base) ... American League Player of the Week (June 6-June 12) ... American League Player of the Week (July 4-July 10)5
1984AL Silver Slugger Award (2B) ... American League Gold Glove (Second Base)2
1985AL Silver Slugger Award (2B) ... American League Gold Glove (Second Base)2
1987AL Silver Slugger Award (2B)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1995-11-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1992-11-02Free 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
1985Detroit TigersTeam Payroll28670,000-132878++370,78060,000670,000
1986Detroit TigersTeam Payroll29670,000-1681077++386,34760,0001,340,000
1987Detroit TigersTeam Payroll30420,000-2281468++344,90660,0001,760,000
1988Detroit TigersTeam Payroll31975,000-77689++392,10762,5002,735,000
1989Detroit TigersTeam Payroll321,025,000-101688++429,80262,5003,760,000
1990Detroit TigersTeam Payroll331,800,000-42394++515,727100,0005,560,000
1991Detroit TigersTeam Payroll342,000,000-115284++742,231100,0007,560,000
1992Detroit TigersTeam Payroll352,200,000-142583++962,245109,0009,760,000
1993Detroit TigersTeam Payroll363,433,333-67493++968,431109,00013,193,333
1994Detroit TigersTeam Payroll372,783,333-130686++957,101109,00015,976,666
1995Detroit TigersTeam Payroll383,783,334-83491++999,520109,00019,760,000
* 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