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Chris SheltonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 2001-2010 MLB Years: 2004-2009
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League
Rule 5 Pick

Positions1B-687, C-112, 3B-85, DH-27, RF-1, OF-1, LF-1Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameChristopher Bob Shelton
Height6-0Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJune 26,1980 [38.147]PlaceSalt Lake City,Utah
High SchoolCottonwood (Salt Lake City,UT)
CollegeUniversity of Utah (Salt Lake City,UT), Salt Lake Community College (Salt Lake City,UT)

DraftedSelected by the Pittsburgh Pirates [Team Picks] in the 33rd round (984th overall) of the 2001 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsTed WilliamsService Time2.104 (2006)
MLB DebutApril 15,2004 [23.293]
OrganizationsDET [4] PIT [3] SEA [1] TEX [1] HOU [1] Awards10
TBC Player ID21130Retrosheet IDshelc001MLBAM ID430828
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Player Notes:   Arizona Fall League MVP in 2004
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed28Power73Contact37XBH64RBIs74Runs47Hitting73Durability54Team.518Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2001University of UtahMWCNCAA-11b-c21552196382222196610323720303.374.453.7531.20616543256.380.379.530.49512.5014.451.167.4211.5352.44
2001Williamsport CrosscuttersNYPLA-pit25c2150174225311023341333121311.305.415.402.8177013213.354.097.305.36515.4914.550.940.9487.0024.53
2002Hickory CrawdadsSALApit-1b229333272113272176500477450421.340.425.5871.01219546388.392.247.389.43112.1119.071.574.3819.5340.71
2003Lynchburg HillcatsCaroA+pit161b-c239531571113241216914686750185.359.478.6411.11920246389.404.282.489.47117.4817.220.995.4015.0040.71
2003Altoona CurveEastAApit311b233512217341010140182320101.279.331.377.7084611133.340.098.156.3136.0217.292.880.000.0032.35
2003Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13043788147342218315769070286.336.441.5681.00924857522.384.232.396.43014.5617.241.184.0220.8138.78
2004Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-1b241862521200700101300100.339.425.371.79623273.420.032.194.36313.7017.811.300.000.009.52
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet30dh-1b2427466910130091400102.196.321.283.60413256.250.087.283.28316.0725.001.561.7946.0022.22
2005Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet261b2548181346019083902253330203.331.417.569.98610327211.366.238.365.42211.8515.641.323.7922.6345.00
2005Detroit TigersALMLBdet311b25107388611162231859003487504012.299.360.510.87019843431.341.211.299.3747.8920.192.564.1821.5637.07
2006Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-1b262810920296231410183710102.266.372.440.8124811129.371.174.349.35613.9528.682.062.3336.3337.93
2006Detroit TigersALMLBdet261b261153735010216416471234107401110.273.340.466.80617436412.343.193.282.3478.2525.973.153.8823.3135.29
2007Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet261b271394987513431114654283141913613.269.381.420.80120946594.347.151.321.35513.9723.741.702.3635.5734.33
2008Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAtex281b28672563887222115100315410307.340.409.570.97914635291.392.230.352.42110.6518.561.743.7823.2740.23
2008Texas RangersALMLBtex161b28419714215021110173303003.216.333.330.663327117.306.114.299.30614.5328.211.941.7148.5033.33
2009Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea263b2910540571127302158502588620715.314.396.509.90520647472.360.195.333.39212.2918.221.483.1827.0037.01
2009Seattle MarinersALMLBsea131b299261620040021100000.231.286.308.5948228.400.077.154.2687.1439.295.500.000.0033.33
2010Gulf Coast AstrosGCLRkhou-1b3039130002002200000.333.455.333.7883011.429.000.222.37218.1818.181.000.000.000.00
2010Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou161b30822852671110104200297730513.249.320.393.71311221322.300.144.246.3159.0123.912.663.1128.5029.58
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         852942774110104400317930513.252.324.391.71511521333.305.139.245.3179.3123.722.553.0029.4028.38
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter299930132254467371242296252936127.273.345.457.802425901044.335.184.287.0009.2024.142.633.5425.1435.43
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter7632748452845193111014861012412638332311941.307.400.496.89613633053226.365.189.338.00012.7719.781.553.1327.2136.09
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter48717962695291217613035625444119122833.295.384.472.8568471892092.356.177.318.00012.1421.081.742.9229.4435.73
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3512217341010140182320101.279.331.377.7084611133.340.098.156.0006.0217.292.880.000.0032.35
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9531571113241216914686750185.359.478.6411.11920246389.404.282.489.00017.4817.220.995.4015.0040.71
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9333272113272176500477450421.340.425.5871.01219546388.392.247.389.00012.1119.071.574.3819.5340.71
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter50174225311023341333121311.305.415.402.8177013213.354.097.305.00015.4914.550.940.9487.0024.53
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter39130002002200000.333.455.333.7883011.429.000.222.00018.1818.181.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter552196382222196610323720303.374.453.7531.20616543256.380.379.530.00012.5014.451.167.4211.5352.44
Detroit Tigers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter249807117227397351091277208906124.281.348.477.82538581899.337.196.290.0008.5723.142.703.8923.0635.68
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter419714215021110173303003.216.333.330.663327117.306.114.299.00014.5328.211.941.7148.5033.33
Seattle Mariners Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9261620040021100000.231.286.308.5948228.400.077.154.0007.1439.295.500.000.0033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625047213825420671152137523115.273.345.457.80223049566.335.184.287.0009.2024.142.633.5425.1435.43
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625839617941221103238713570749.307.400.496.89628965685.365.189.338.00012.7719.781.553.1327.2136.09

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2001Williamsport Crosscutters NYPLA-pit21C40--3183941361357.9898.93-----155080.054.1
2001Williamsport Crosscutters NYPLA-pit211B9--9611311110107.97311.89------5018.012.2
2002Hickory Crawdads SALApit221B52--41431-384454451.0008.56------9355.937.4
2002Hickory Crawdads SALApit22C25--189711197196.9957.84-----59326.918.0
2002Hickory Crawdads SALApit22OF1---------------931.10.7
2003Lynchburg Hillcats CaroA+pit231B41--32323134347346.9978.44------9543.230.4
2003Lynchburg Hillcats CaroA+pit23C28--208193-230227.9878.11-----59529.520.7
2003Altoona Curve EastAApit231B22--16629113196195.9958.86------3562.915.6
2003Altoona Curve EastAApit23C10--6681-7574.9877.40------3528.67.1
2004Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet241B9--6482117472.9738.00------1850.06.3
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet24DH10---------------2737.06.2
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet241B8226224-326261.0003.251.00-----2729.64.9
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet24C6-1610---10101.0001.670.63----32722.23.7
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet24RF1-11---111.0001.001.00-----273.70.6
2005Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet251B31--25222334277274.9898.84------4864.621.5
2005Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet25C3--212112423.9587.67------486.32.1
2005Detroit TigersALMLBdet251B848373877860688844838.9939.981.14-----10778.551.9
2005Detroit TigersALMLBdet25DH15---------------10714.09.3
2005Detroit TigersALMLBdet25LF1-2-------------1070.90.6
2006Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet261B23--2389625253247.97610.74------2882.116.2
2006Detroit TigersALMLBdet261B11510091310035569310641058.9949.201.16-----115100.071.0
2007Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet271B130--120282914412931284.9939.88------13993.590.9
2008Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex281B49--43637440477473.9929.65------6773.134.0
2008Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex283B1---------------671.50.7
2008Texas RangersALMLBtex281B392624724120321264261.9896.691.06-----4195.124.1
2008Texas RangersALMLBtex283B1-1-------------412.40.6
2009Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea293B83--391391815196178.9082.14------10579.057.6
2009Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea291B8--883-391911.00011.38------1057.65.6
2009Seattle MarinersALMLBsea291B4435312-333331.0008.250.94-----944.42.5
2009Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29DH2---------------922.21.2
2010Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou301B3--161-117171.0005.67------3100.05.4
2010Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou301B60--49942453545541.9939.02------8273.241.7
MLB Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B250215195920751411520822312216.9938.861.13-----2500.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH27---------------270.00.0
MLB Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C6-1610---10101.0001.670.63----360.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF1-11---111.0001.001.00-----10.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1-1-------------10.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF1-2-------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 7 season(s)-   1B310--27792032831030102982.9919.62------3100.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B84--391391815196178.9082.12------840.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C3--212112423.9587.67------30.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B22--16629113196195.9958.86------220.00.0
AA Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C10--6681-7574.9877.40------100.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B41--32323134347346.9978.44------410.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C28--208193-230227.9878.11-----5280.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B52--41431-384454451.0008.56------520.00.0
A Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C25--189711197196.9957.84-----5250.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1---------------10.00.0
A- Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C40--3183941361357.9898.93-----15400.00.0
A- Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B9--9611311110107.97311.89------90.00.0
Rk Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B3--161-117171.0005.67------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2001Williamsport Crosscutters NYPLA-pit21-409--------
2002Hickory Crawdads SALApit22-2552------1-
2003Lynchburg Hillcats CaroA+pit23-2841--------
2003Altoona Curve EastAApit23-1022--------
2004Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet24--9--------
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet24-68-----1-10
2005Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet25-331--------
2005Detroit TigersALMLBdet25--84---1---15
2006Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet26--23--------
2006Detroit TigersALMLBdet26--115--------
2007Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet27--130--------
2008Oklahoma RedHawks PCLAAAtex28--49--1-----
2008Texas RangersALMLBtex28--39--1-----
2009Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea29--8--83-----
2009Seattle MarinersALMLBsea29--4-------2
2010Gulf Coast Astros GCLRkhou30--3--------
2010Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou30--60--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2004Grand Canyon RaftersArizona Fall LgMinor2431114244610163331151900000.404.473.6671.1407617129.449.263.41211.6314.731.274.6519.0036.96
2006Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB262270918505140161800204.257.308.543.851381078.265.286.3577.6923.083.006.4114.0055.56
2007Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB27164981960250031020101.388.436.6331.06931855.447.245.3065.4518.183.333.6424.5042.11
2008Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB281118351003002600002.278.350.333.6836120.417.055.16710.0030.003.000.000.0020.00
2009Seattle MarinersMLB Spring TrainingMLB29255010234039008400000.460.534.7201.25436758.465.260.42013.796.900.505.1716.6730.43
2010Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB30255371580212106900200.283.344.547.891291061.295.264.3969.8414.751.503.2826.5066.67
2011New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3111000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs31114244610163331151900000.404.473.6671.1407617129.449.263.41211.6314.731.274.6519.0036.96
MLB Spring Training Totals - 6 yrs1002413780240124311254820507.332.392.581.97314036273.366.249.3539.1617.581.924.4020.0845.00

Awards [10]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2001Mountain West Conference All-Conference Team (C) ... Mountain West Conference Player of the Year (Tony Gwynn Award) ... Northwest League All-Star Team (C)3
2002South Atlantic League All-Star Team (DH)1
2003Carolina League All-Star Team (DH) ... Carolina League Most Valuable Player ... Minor League High-A All-Star Team (DH)3
2004Joe Black Award - Arizona Fall League MVP1
2005Winter League All-Star (DH)1
2006American League Player of the Week (April 3-April 9)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-02-19ContractSigned by Mets 
2010-01-12ContractSigned by Astros 
2008-12-09ContractSigned by Mariners to minor league contract 
2007-12-05TradeTraded by Tigers to Rangers for Freddy Guzman 
2004-07-09InjuredActivated from DL 
2004-05-31InjuredDisabled -- plantar fasciitis of the right foot 
2003-12-15Selected by Tigers from Pirates in Rule 5 major league draft 
2001-06-10Contractsigned 
* 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
2004Detroit TigersTeam Payroll24300,000-75539-2,070,100300,000300,000
2005Detroit TigersTeam Payroll25300,000-79443-2,189,055300,000600,000
2006Detroit TigersTeam Payroll26365,0002.10456424302,365,072327,000965,000
2008Texas RangersTeam Payroll28390,000-75337-2,696,252390,0001,355,000
2009Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll29400,000-72434-2,746,792400,0001,755,000
* 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