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Mark PriorTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2013 MLB Years: 2002-2006
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-160Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMark William Prior
Height6-5Weight225BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 7,1980 [37.261]PlaceSan Diego,California
High SchoolUniversity of San Diego (San Diego,CA)
CollegeUSC (Los Angeles,CA), Vanderbilt University (Nashville,TN)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 2001 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 1st round (43rd overall) of the 1998 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$4,600,000Signing ScoutsSteve FullerService Time6.131 (2011)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2002-MLB-#2 ... 2002-CHN-#1
MLB DebutMay 22,2002 [21.257]
OrganizationsCHN [5] BOS [1] CIN [1] NYA [1] TEX [1] Awards11Awards Voting3-107
TBC Player ID20149Retrosheet IDpriom001MLBAM ID407578
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Player Notes:   Member of the 1999-2000 United States National Baseball team
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts90Walks62Hittable75SO/BB80vsPower75Hitting38Durability46Team.514Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1999Vanderbilt UniversitySECNCAA-1ST18484.5913130100082.010756421023716001.5811.701.092.517.763.09.333-
2000USCPac10NCAA-1S/R191073.56231941002136.0126705494615010111.268.320.593.049.903.26.588-
2001USCPac10NCAA-1ST201511.69201826300138.210032265182025110.856.490.321.1713.1111.22.938-
2002West Tennessee Diamond JaSouAAchn-ST21412.60660000034.2261610010553101.046.75--2.6014.285.50.800-
2002Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-ST21111.65330000016.01310318240101.297.160.554.4113.223.00.500-
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0522.29990000050.1392613118793201.126.880.183.1813.944.39.714-
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22ST21663.32191901000116.298454314381471071.177.561.082.9311.343.87.5003.16
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22ST221862.43303003100211.0183675715502459091.107.790.642.1310.434.90.7502.47
2004Lansing LugnutsMidwAchn-ST23001.2322000007.021101130000.412.45--1.2315.9513.00--
2004Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-ST23103.3811000005.032221100000.755.063.381.6916.8810.001.000-
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0102.13330000012.253322230000.553.551.421.4216.3411.501.000-
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22ST23644.02212100000118.2112535314481392131.358.491.063.6410.542.90.6003.53
2005Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-ST240110.5011000006.09770170001.6713.50--1.5010.507.00.000-
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22ST241173.67272701000166.2143736825591884141.217.721.353.1910.153.19.6113.85
2006Peoria ChiefsMidwAchn-ST25023.8622000007.07431080001.009.001.29--10.290.00.000-
2006West Tennessee Diamond JaSouAAchn-ST25105.4011000005.04331240001.207.201.803.607.202.001.000-
2006Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-ST25000.0011000006.241001100000.755.40--1.3513.5010.00--
2006Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--ST0122.89440000018.2158623220000.967.230.961.4510.617.33.333-
2006Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22ST25167.21990000043.2463935928384081.699.481.855.777.831.36.1436.56
2010Orange County FlyersGoldInd-24Rel29000.00909002011.051005220000.914.09--4.0918.004.40--
2010Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAtex17Rel29000.0010100001.02000120003.0018.00--9.0018.002.00--
2011Gulf Coast YankeesGCLRknya-ST30001.1376100008.032102133000.633.38--2.2514.636.50--
2011Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-Rel30006.0030300003.02220220001.336.00--6.006.001.00--
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya36Rel30000.0010100001.0000000000----------0.00--
2011Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--S/R0002.251165000012.054304153000.753.75--3.0011.253.75--
2012Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos16Rel31103.9619019008125.0151111423383001.525.401.448.2813.681.651.000-
2013Louisville BatsILAAAcinRel32004.6670700309.29550491001.348.38--3.728.382.25--
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter42293.5110610605100654.058227725677223757202311.237.971.053.0510.373.39.5920.38
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter853.1855233200111133.099644895619510201.146.550.603.7112.903.48.615-
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter323.55346280011169.05536287391004101.326.970.894.9412.682.56.600-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter512.95770000039.2301913112593101.066.810.232.7213.394.92.833-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter006.0030300003.02220220001.336.00--6.006.001.00--
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter022.51440000014.095411210000.705.650.630.6313.1921.00.000-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter001.1376100008.032102133000.633.38--2.2514.636.50--
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.00909002011.051005220000.914.09--4.0918.004.40--
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter29163.07565068302356.0333158122248742321221.188.390.602.1910.654.86.644-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter42293.5110610605100654.058227725677223757202311.237.971.053.0510.373.39.592-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14103.51353502000220.01959386267525371101.237.971.053.0510.373.39.5830.38
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1383.1889375200182220.016010478159131516301.146.550.603.7112.903.48.619-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Vanderbilt UniversitySECNCAA-1p183610418276142800163310005.260.364.452.8164711121.343.192.346.36113.2227.272.063.3126.0040.74
2000USCPac10NCAA-1p1915334810470031301000.242.306.636.94221537.250.394.485.3868.1135.144.3310.818.2562.50
2002West Tennessee Diamond JaSouAAchn-p21612120011000500001.167.167.417.5845112.167.250.250.2430.0041.670.008.3312.0050.00
2002Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-p2137330125000300000.429.4291.5712.0001137.5001.1421.143.8030.0042.860.0028.573.50100.00
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         919450136000800001.263.263.8421.10516419.250.579.579.4490.0042.110.0015.796.3380.00
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22p2117353640040021502001.171.216.286.50210439.300.115.171.2225.1338.467.500.000.0066.67
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22p22317261840160022707001.250.270.347.61725581.386.097.125.2702.4733.3313.501.2372.0027.78
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22p2320365500000022006000.139.184.139.3235044.313.000.056.1544.5545.4510.000.000.000.00
2005Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-p2413000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22p24274851120030021406000.229.260.271.53113256.324.042.083.2383.5725.007.000.000.0018.18
2006Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn-2513010000000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.000.2970.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2006Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22p25813010000000501000.077.077.077.1541014.125.000.000.0680.0035.710.000.000.000.00
2010Orange County FlyersGoldInd-242991000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2013Louisville BatsILAAAcinp3221000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter103204194110011300881022002.201.231.265.4965411234.328.064.103.0003.4234.6210.130.43204.0026.83
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter13264601360001300001.231.231.654.88517426.300.423.423.0000.0050.000.0011.548.6766.67
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter714340125000800000.286.286.8571.14312314.500.571.571.0000.0057.140.0014.297.0075.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter612120011000500001.167.167.417.5845112.167.250.250.0000.0041.670.008.3312.0050.00
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter91000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter5113722357183500194611005.255.350.496.8466816158.325.241.380.00012.0329.112.425.0617.1345.71
Chicago Cubs Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter103204194110011300881022002.201.231.265.4965411234.328.064.103.0003.4234.6210.130.43204.0026.83
Average MLB - Per 162 games16232130641602200013127035003.201.231.265.4968517368.328.064.103.0003.4234.6210.130.43204.0026.83
Average Minor - Per 162 games16232450750123775000162000012.231.231.654.88521250324.300.423.423.0000.0050.000.0011.548.6766.67

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2002West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn21P6--261-98.8891.33------6100.04.3
2002Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn21P3---1--111.0000.33------3100.02.1
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21P19-11618--991.0000.470.08-----19100.011.7
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn22P30302118123-2320.8700.670.09-----3196.818.5
2004Lansing Lugnuts MidwAchn23P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2004Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn23P1--12--331.0003.00------1100.00.7
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23P2121118418-322221.0001.050.19-----21100.013.0
2005Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn24P1---------------1100.00.7
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24P2727166991-1918.9470.670.11-----27100.016.7
2006Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn25P2---------------2100.01.4
2006West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn25P1---------------1100.00.7
2006Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25P99433521108.8000.890.19-----9100.05.6
2010Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAtex29P1---------------1100.00.7
2011Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya30P7---21-32.6670.29------7100.011.7
2011Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya30P3---------------3100.02.2
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya30P1---------------1100.00.7
2012Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos31P19--26--881.0000.42------19100.013.2
2013Louisville Bats ILAAAcin32P7---------------7100.04.9
MLB Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P106876542552648377.9280.730.12-----1060.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P33--39--12121.0000.36------330.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P7--261-98.8891.14------70.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3---------------30.00.0
A Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P4---1--111.0000.25------40.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P7---21-32.6670.29------70.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2002West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn216----------
2002Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn213----------
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2119----------
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2230----------
2004Lansing Lugnuts MidwAchn232----------
2004Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn231----------
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2321----------
2005Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn241----------
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2427----------
2006Peoria Chiefs MidwAchn252----------
2006West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx SouAAchn251----------
2006Chicago CubsNLMLBchn259----------
2010Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAtex291----------
2011Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya307----------
2011Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya303----------
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya301----------
2012Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos3119----------
2013Louisville Bats ILAAAcin327----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2003Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB22101.0011010009.02110471000.672.000.004.007.001.751.001.000
2003Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB22113.14220000014.1148525111001.358.791.263.146.912.205.02.500
2007Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26026.97431000010.114118196202.2812.190.877.845.230.679.58.000
2011New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB30001.0490900008.24310512001.104.150.005.1912.462.403.12.000
2013Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB32000.0010100001.0000001000.000.000.000.009.0000.00.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs024.0514311000020.01814911419201.608.100.456.308.551.366.30.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs101.0011010009.0211047100.672.000.004.007.001.751.001.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs113.14220000014.314852511101.338.791.263.146.912.205.02.500

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2003Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB2213000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2003Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB2224000000000203000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00
2007Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26210100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs210100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs13000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs24000000000203000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2018Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan37Bullpen Coach502327.4603.54Dave Roberts
* 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 [11]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
19992nd Team College Freshman All-American1
20011st Team College All-American (P) ... Baseball America College Player of the Year ... Dick Howser Trophy (Player of the Year) ... Golden Spikes Award (USC) ... Pac-10 Conference All-Conference (P)5
2003Baseball America First-Team Major League All-Star (SP) ... Chicago Cubs Player of the Year ... National League Player of the Week (September 15-September 21) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (August) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (September)5

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2013-06-29PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Reds32.295  
2013-04-06PCincinnati RedsLouisville (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Louisville (AAA)32.211Team Roster on 2013-04-06
2013-03-03PCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract32.177Team Roster on 2013-03-03
2012-08-17PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Red Sox31.344  
2012-06-12PBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)-Minors--31.278Team Roster on 2012-06-12
2012-05-02PBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract31.237Team Roster on 2012-05-02
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-12-15ContractSigned by Yankees 
2010-09-04ContractSigned by Rangers 
2009-01-13ContractSigned by Padres to minor league contract 
2008-11-03InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-03-26InjuredDisabled -- Right shoulder strain (60 days) 
2007-12-26ContractSigned by Padres (1-year) 
2007-01-31ContractSigned by Cubs to avoid arbitration 
2006-08-12InjuredDisabled -- - 
2006-07-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-07-14InjuredDisabled -- - 
2006-06-18InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-05-26InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2006-03-28InjuredDisabled -- right subscapularis strain 
2005-06-26InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-05-28InjuredDisabled -- right non-displaced fracture of the lateral epicondyl (elbow) 
2005-04-12InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-04-03InjuredDisabled -- right elbow inflammation 
2004-06-04InjuredActivated from DL 
2004-05-06InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2003-07-21InjuredDisabled -- shoulder soreness 
2002-09-17InjuredActivated from DL 
2001-08-23Contractsigned 
* 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
2001Chicago Cubs-204,600,000-------4,600,000Signing Bonus out of 2001 Draft (1st round - 2nd overall)
2002Chicago CubsTeam Payroll21200,000-75744-2,011,045200,0004,800,000
2003Chicago CubsTeam Payroll221,450,000-32917602,163,527300,0006,250,000
2004Chicago CubsTeam Payroll233,150,000-1921179++2,070,100300,0009,400,000
2005Chicago CubsTeam Payroll243,550,000-1941179++2,189,055300,00012,950,000
2006Chicago CubsTeam Payroll253,650,000-2101174++2,365,072327,00016,600,000
* 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