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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Brian David Harper
Stat Years
1977-2000  [mlb] 1979-1995
Height/Weight
6-2 / 206
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
C (1045) ... OF (356) ... DH (97) ... 3B (38) ... 1B (37) ... P (14)
Draft Position
C
Born Date/Place
High School
San Pedro (San Pedro,CA)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the California Angels in Round #4 (#85 overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1979-09-29 - Boxscore  (Age: 19.349)
Service Time
Organizations
MIN [6] CAL [5] PIT [3] OAK [2] SLN [1] DET [1] MIL [1] SEA [1] PHI [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 2490 ... retro id: harpb001 ... mlbam id: 115488
Relations
Brother of Glenn Harper, Father of Brett Harper
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1977Idaho Falls AngelsPioRkcal-17c---15218628609313341133113700.323.357.419.7762107813.183.096.3666.1914.762.38186.00.4821.7
    1978Quad Cities AngelsMidwAcal-18c---2129508801493122410110376650300.293.345.504.84955325657.285.211.2976.6911.931.7821.24.3438.3
    1979El Paso DiablosTexAAcal-19c---3132531851673731490102504723900.315.370.475.84559525254.269.160.3198.407.900.9437.92.3532.3
    1979California AngelsALMLBcal719dhL-S-E-P312000000000100000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    1980El Paso DiablosTexAAcal-20c---410540061114233126632384651200.285.353.448.80144617938.260.163.2978.5210.311.2133.32.6933.3
    1981Salt Lake GullsPCLAAAcal121c-of---5134549991924592812202393320920.350.389.6171.00659933982.335.267.3306.515.510.8519.64.6742.7
    1981California AngelsALMLBcal921of-dhL-S-E-P5411130001100000100.273.250.273.5231230.091.000.2500.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1982Portland BeaversPCLAAApit-22of---610139571112298177332252981620.284.334.527.86143520854.309.243.2685.756.671.1623.23.9148.2
    1982Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1222ofL-S-E-P62029481024001401011.276.300.517.81731153.276.241.2613.2312.904.0014.56.4537.5
    1983Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1223ofL-S-E-P7611311629417200021512403.221.232.427.6591405612.221.206.1951.4310.717.5018.75.0041.4
    1984Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit1224ofL-S-E-P846112429402110051121104.259.300.348.648121396.134.089.2704.139.092.2056.01.6520.7
    1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2525ofL-S-E-P943525134008002300102.250.273.327.60055174.115.077.2603.645.451.500.00.0030.8
    1986Nashville SoundsAmerAAAdet2226c---10953174183111114538262721510.262.317.407.72435112923.211.145.2547.417.691.0428.83.1327.7
    1986Detroit TigersALMLBdet3226of-dhL-S-E-P101936251003003301101.139.200.167.3674161.111.028.1477.327.321.000.00.0020.0
    1987San Jose BeesCalifA+----273b-of---11829590038012000100.310.344.621.96532183.345.311.2226.250.000.009.79.3833.3
    1987Tacoma TigersPCLAAAoak-27of---119432341100170962122823441270.310.360.446.80637114426.220.136.3007.556.200.8235.92.4326.0
    1987Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3127dhL-S-E-P111117141003000401101.235.222.294.5161951.059.059.2860.0021.050.000.00.0025.0
    1988Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-28c---1246170346010113422014730430.353.403.6531.05619111124.394.300.3057.333.660.5013.16.8140.0
    1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin1228cL-S-E-P12601661549111320031012321112.295.344.428.7721827115.175.133.3035.496.591.2055.31.6530.6
    1989Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin1229cL-S-E-P1312638543125240857241316644311.325.353.449.80241217332.153.124.3213.163.881.2348.11.9425.6
    1990Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin1230cL-S-E-P1413447961141423654321927704220.294.328.432.76050920751.180.138.3003.735.301.4279.81.1836.2
    1991Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin1231cL-S-E-P15123441541372811069121422626314.311.336.447.78346919739.166.136.3062.994.691.5744.12.1328.5
    1992Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin1232cL-S-E-P16140502581542509730126227110715.307.343.410.75354620634.153.103.3014.764.030.8555.81.6522.1
    1993Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin1233cL-S-E-P17147530521612611273132929905915.304.347.425.77257322539.172.121.3025.065.061.0044.22.0924.2
    1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil1234dh-cL-S-E-P186425123731504320291830418.291.318.398.71626710019.135.107.2963.376.742.0062.81.5026.0
    1995Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak1235cL-S-E-P1927000000000100000.000.000.000.000700.000.000.0000.0014.290.000.00.000.0
    2000Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-40c---2014000000000100001.000.000.000.000400.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (16 yrs)1001315133993118676342881713318844154327107.295.329.419.74833861320256.163.124.2953.935.551.4150.01.8627.5
    American League Totals (12 yrs)83128273108521736523858171231554111372697.301.336.422.75830391193231.161.121.3014.055.101.2654.41.7127.1
    National League Totals (4 yrs)17032429791311143001033346110.244.268.392.66034712725.179.148.2382.889.513.3029.53.1731.6
    Minor League Totals89734125451046212301326422720272310321358151.307.358.502.86037871714374.278.195.3027.188.191.1425.93.4935.8
    Minor: Rk Totals5218628609313341133113700.323.357.419.7762107813.183.096.3666.1914.762.38186.00.4821.7
    Minor: A Totals129508801493122410110376650300.293.345.504.84955325657.285.211.2976.6911.931.7821.24.3438.3
    Minor: A+ Totals829590038012000100.310.344.621.96532183.345.311.2226.250.000.009.79.3833.3
    Minor: AA Totals237931146281606261561348893741100.302.363.463.826104143192.265.161.3108.458.931.0635.82.5032.7
    Minor: AAA Totals4711758286547112197834491413212019636151.311.359.530.8891951931209.291.219.2946.776.150.9122.54.0038.2
    Minnesota Twins Totals (6 yrs)7302503283767156648346715111128389302587.306.342.431.77326911079210.166.125.3054.124.761.1552.21.7827.4
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (3 yrs)12727224669111350083034518.243.267.404.67129211021.191.161.2332.7410.273.7524.73.7731.8
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (1 yrs)6425123731504320291830418.291.318.398.71626710019.135.107.2963.376.742.0062.81.5026.0
    St. Louis Cardinals Totals (1 yrs)43525134008002300102.250.273.327.60055174.115.077.2603.645.451.500.00.0030.8
    Detroit Tigers Totals (1 yrs)1936251003003301101.139.200.167.3674161.111.028.1477.327.321.000.00.0020.0
    Oakland Athletics Totals (2 yrs)1324141003000501101.167.160.208.3682651.042.041.2000.0019.230.000.00.0025.0
    California Angels Totals (2 yrs)513130001100100100.231.214.231.4451430.077.000.2310.007.140.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1987Tacoma TigersPCLAAAoak-271---003.0010001103.03110011011.009.000.000.003.003.000.00.000
    1987Minor Totals: OAKbyYearAAA----271---003.0010001103.03110011011.009.000.000.003.003.002.00.000
    1988Martinsville PhilliesAppRkphi-282---484.7514140000066.1835135717451021.5111.260.952.316.116.922.65.333
    1988Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-282---009.0010001101.02110200004.0018.000.0018.000.009.000.00.000
    1988Minor Totals: PHI-MINbyYearAAA/Rk----282---484.8315140011067.3855236719451021.5511.400.942.556.046.972.37.333
    Minor League Totals484.7516140022070.3885337719462031.5311.300.902.445.916.802.42.333
    Minor: Rk Totals484.7714140000066.3835135717451021.5111.300.952.316.136.942.65.333
    Minor: AAA Totals004.5020002204.05220211011.7511.250.004.502.254.500.50.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1978Quad Cities AngelsMidwA18C7000.043046165492476.9676.800.0051.154.32
    1979El Paso DiablosTexAA19C9600.044366295538509.9465.300.0070.672.71
    1979El Paso DiablosTexAA19OF100.01000111.0001.000.000.70.86
    1979California AngelsALMLB19DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.6100.010
    1980El Paso DiablosTexAA20C3600.02143072251244.9726.800.0026.534.32
    1981Salt Lake GullsPCLAAA21C5000.022219192260241.9274.800.0037.337.32
    1981Salt Lake GullsPCLAAA211B1300.01208213130128.9859.800.009.79.73
    1981Salt Lake GullsPCLAAA21OF4500.0793308582.9651.800.0033.633.65
    1981California AngelsALMLB21OF200.0501065.8332.500.001.850.010
    1981California AngelsALMLB21DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.925.06
    1982Portland BeaversPCLAAA22C600.0233102726.9634.300.004.25.93
    1982Portland BeaversPCLAAA223B1300.0726113433.9712.500.009.012.95
    1982Portland BeaversPCLAAA22OF8800.0134761147141.9591.600.0061.187.13
    1982Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB22OF800.01000010101.0001.300.004.940.09
    1983Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB231B100.0000000.0000.000.000.61.65
    1983Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB23OF3500.04000040401.0001.100.0021.657.46
    1984Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB24C200.09000991.0004.500.001.24.33
    1984Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB24OF3700.0483105251.9811.400.0022.880.45
    1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB25C200.0000000.0000.000.001.24.75
    1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB251B100.02000221.0002.000.000.62.35
    1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB253B600.0550010101.0001.700.003.714.04
    1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB25OF1300.08000881.0000.600.008.030.27
    1986Nashville SoundsAmerAAA26C5500.027346132332319.9615.800.0038.757.92
    1986Nashville SoundsAmerAAA261B1500.0667167473.9864.900.0010.615.85
    1986Nashville SoundsAmerAAA26OF2500.0382114140.9761.600.0017.626.36
    1986Detroit TigersALMLB26C200.05000551.0002.500.001.210.56
    1986Detroit TigersALMLB261B200.07202991.0004.500.001.210.56
    1986Detroit TigersALMLB26OF1100.0130101413.9291.200.006.857.98
    1986Detroit TigersALMLB26DH600.0000000.0000.000.003.731.610
    1987San Jose BeesCalifA+27C200.01470121211.00010.500.001.425.08
    1987San Jose BeesCalifA+273B500.03550138.6151.600.003.562.57
    1987San Jose BeesCalifA+27OF300.04000441.0001.300.002.137.514
    1987Tacoma TigersPCLAAA27C1000.0502305552.9455.200.007.010.64
    1987Tacoma TigersPCLAAA27OF7600.0113822123121.9841.600.0053.180.92
    1987Oakland AthleticsALMLB27OF100.0000000.0000.000.000.69.110
    1987Oakland AthleticsALMLB27DH700.0000000.0000.000.004.363.68
    1988Martinsville PhilliesAppRk28P1400.0117302118.8571.300.0020.0100.08
    1988Portland BeaversPCLAAA28C3100.01662132190187.9846.000.0021.867.43
    1988Portland BeaversPCLAAA283B700.0531098.8891.100.004.915.23
    1988Portland BeaversPCLAAA28OF400.0101101211.9172.800.002.88.77
    1988Minnesota TwinsALMLB28C4800.02071520224222.9914.600.0029.680.02
    1988Minnesota TwinsALMLB283B200.01000111.0000.500.001.23.34
    1988Minnesota TwinsALMLB28DH500.0000000.0000.000.003.18.35
    1989Minnesota TwinsALMLB29C10100.045635117502491.9784.900.0062.380.21
    1989Minnesota TwinsALMLB291B200.02000221.0001.000.001.21.66
    1989Minnesota TwinsALMLB293B200.01100221.0001.000.001.21.66
    1989Minnesota TwinsALMLB29OF300.03000331.0001.000.001.92.48
    1989Minnesota TwinsALMLB29DH1900.0000000.0000.000.0011.715.13
    1990Minnesota TwinsALMLB30C12000.067253115736725.9856.000.0074.189.61
    1990Minnesota TwinsALMLB301B200.01330016161.0008.000.001.21.56
    1990Minnesota TwinsALMLB303B300.01200331.0001.000.001.92.23
    1990Minnesota TwinsALMLB30DH1100.0000000.0000.000.006.88.27
    1991Minnesota TwinsALMLB31C11900.06423387683675.9885.700.0073.596.71
    1991Minnesota TwinsALMLB311B100.01000111.0001.000.000.60.85
    1991Minnesota TwinsALMLB31OF100.0000000.0000.000.000.60.811
    1991Minnesota TwinsALMLB31DH200.0000000.0000.000.001.21.66
    1992Minnesota TwinsALMLB32C13300.074458138815802.9846.000.0082.195.01
    1992Minnesota TwinsALMLB32DH200.0000000.0000.000.001.21.48
    1993Minnesota TwinsALMLB33C13400.073664106810800.9886.000.0082.791.21
    1993Minnesota TwinsALMLB33DH700.0000000.0000.000.004.34.84
    1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLB34C2500.01411432158155.9816.200.0021.739.13
    1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLB34OF300.02000221.0000.700.002.64.78
    1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLB34DH3600.0000000.0000.000.0031.356.32
    1995Oakland AthleticsALMLB35C200.06000661.0003.000.001.4100.04
    2000Tacoma RainiersPCLAAA40C100.08000881.0008.000.000.7100.05
    MLB Totals - (C)688003618272583539483890.9855.700.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (1B)9002550230301.0003.300.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (3B)1300880016161.0001.200.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (OF)11400129330135132.9781.200.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)9700000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (C)1530074291396872833.9555.400.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (1B)280018615319204201.9857.200.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (3B)20001229214341.9532.100.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (OF)2380037421134408395.9681.700.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (C)1320065796367789753.9545.700.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (OF)1001000111.0001.000.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (C)2001470121211.00010.500.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (3B)5003550138.6151.600.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (OF)3004000441.0001.300.000.00.00
    A Totals - (C)700043046165492476.9676.800.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (P)1400117302118.8571.300.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1978Minor-70---------
    1979MLB----------1
    1979Minor-96-------1-
    1980Minor-36---------
    1981MLB---------21
    1981Minor-5013------45-
    1982MLB---------8-
    1982Minor-6--13----88-
    1983MLB--1------35-
    1984MLB-2-------37-
    1985MLB-21-6----13-
    1986MLB-22------116
    1986Minor-5515------25-
    1987MLB---------17
    1987Minor-12--5----79-
    1988MLB-48--2-----5
    1988Minor1431--7----4-
    1989MLB-1012-2----319
    1990MLB-1202-3-----11
    1991MLB-1191------12
    1992MLB-133--------2
    1993MLB-134--------7
    1994MLB-25-------336
    1995MLB-2---------
    2000Minor-1---------
    Totals14104537-38----35697