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Robin VenturaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1986-2004 MLB Years: 1989-2004
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

Positions3B-2011, 1B-164, DH-4, 2B-2, SS-1, P-1Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobin Mark Ventura
Height6-1Weight198BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 14,1967 [50.282]PlaceSanta Maria,California
High SchoolErnest Righetti (Santa Maria,CA)
CollegeOklahoma State University (Stillwater,OK)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago White Sox [Team Picks] in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 1988 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsMark Snipp
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1989-CHA-#1 ... 1990-MLB-#15 ... 1990-CHA-#3
MLB DebutSeptember 12,1989 [22.060]
OrganizationsCHA [10] NYN [3] LAN [2] NYA [2] Awards13Awards Voting4-131
TBC Player ID337Retrosheet IDventr001MLBAM ID123697
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Player Notes:   Played on the 1988 US Olympic Team ... In a famous brawl in 1993, he charged 46-year old Nolan Ryan on the mound in a 1993 game where he was promptly put in a head lock while receiving several punches to the head.
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed35Power70Contact68XBH65RBIs77Runs40Hitting64Durability80Team.547Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1986Oklahoma State UniversityBig8NCAA-13b1869241107113280219591602700000.469.575.8461.42120449301.477.377.660.59819.938.970.456.9811.4843.36
1987Oklahoma StateCollegeSo3b19722719711627121110160632400000.428.536.7681.30420849334.420.340.631.54618.867.190.386.2912.9042.24
1988Oklahoma StateCollegeJr3b206925696100161269621612400000.391.508.7661.27419643317.359.375.617.54619.247.570.398.209.8543.00
1989Birmingham BaronsSouAAcha203b2112945475126252367979351646120.278.403.361.76416430563.303.083.293.35016.529.060.550.53151.3323.81
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha213b211645583007008611301.178.298.244.54211358.190.066.244.26013.7910.340.750.000.0037.50
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha233b2215049348123171554145553113325.249.324.318.64215723565.269.069.174.2979.739.380.960.8898.6018.70
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha233b231576069217225123100248067487322.284.367.442.80926849705.285.158.287.36311.359.500.843.2626.3528.49
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha233b24157592851673811693249371018914.282.375.431.80625555694.294.149.302.36213.4010.230.762.3137.0032.93
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha233b2515755485145271229416105823161618.262.379.433.81224050669.270.171.352.35815.7012.260.783.2925.1834.48
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha233b26109401571131511878316169228158.282.373.459.83218434474.295.177.334.35412.8714.561.133.8022.2830.09
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha233b27135492791452202693437598118118.295.384.498.88224548577.316.203.358.37913.0016.981.314.5118.9233.10
1996Chicago White SoxALMLBcha233b2815858696168312341051378812081018.287.368.520.88830567674.280.233.363.37711.5712.021.045.0417.2439.88
1997Birmingham BaronsSouAAcha-3b29417351012001100002.294.333.529.8629218.267.235.294.3715.565.561.005.5617.0040.00
1997Nashville SoundsAmerAAAcha-3b29515361025012100000.400.471.8671.33813317.333.467.533.55411.765.880.5011.767.5050.00
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         9326112037013200002.344.400.6881.08822535.296.344.406.4608.575.710.678.5710.6745.45
1997Chicago White SoxALMLBcha233b2954183274810162600342100353.262.373.426.7997817220.264.164.350.34815.459.550.622.7330.5035.42
1998Chicago White SoxALMLBcha233b3016159084155314219111791111131510.263.349.436.78525756674.291.173.307.33811.7216.471.413.1228.1036.13
1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn43b31161588881773803212011741093151014.301.379.529.90831170671.321.228.354.38711.0316.241.474.7718.3839.55
2000New York MetsNLMLBnyn43b321414696110923124843575912141214.232.338.439.77720648551.237.207.362.33213.6116.521.214.3619.5444.04
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn43b3314245670108200216125881011041013.237.359.419.77819141549.257.182.368.33716.0318.401.153.8321.7137.96
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya193b341414656811517027933190101205914.247.368.458.82621344562.257.211.409.35816.0117.971.124.8017.2238.26
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya193b3589283317113094200406203028.251.344.392.73611122326.292.141.283.32612.2719.021.552.7631.4430.99
2003Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan231b354910911245151300182500023.220.331.422.7534611127.241.202.367.32614.1719.691.393.9421.8045.83
2003Totals for MLB-MLB         13839242951811455005887030411.242.340.401.74115733453.278.159.306.32612.8019.211.503.0928.0034.74
2004Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan231b3610215219373052800223100113.243.337.362.699558175.274.119.263.31212.5717.711.412.8630.4021.62
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter2079706410061885338142941182243810751179233376132176.267.362.444.80631336468271.281.177.327.00013.0014.251.103.5524.0334.27
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter13848681137272674989653646122.282.402.383.78518635598.303.101.300.00016.058.860.551.0081.0025.55
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter515361025012100000.400.471.8671.33813317.333.467.533.00011.765.880.5011.767.5050.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter13347178131262469979452646122.278.400.367.76717332581.302.089.293.00016.188.950.550.69117.7524.43
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter210768300329712683012721847500000.428.539.7921.331608141952.418.364.635.00019.337.880.417.1411.2942.86
Chicago White Sox Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter12544542658124421912171741152666865915285786107.274.365.440.80520004025310.285.166.311.00012.5812.410.993.2226.5632.32
New York Mets Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter44415132193948117726561123730162133241.260.360.468.8287081591771.276.208.361.00013.3817.001.274.3519.6540.36
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2307489918630036135311301632351122.249.359.433.79232466888.271.184.361.00014.6418.361.254.0520.7835.48
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter151261306181104100405600136.234.334.387.72110119302.260.153.307.00013.2518.541.403.3126.1031.15
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625507814726123922384922361014.267.362.444.80624450644.281.177.327.00013.0014.251.103.5524.0334.27
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625719516132278711911362757142.282.402.383.78521841702.303.101.300.00016.058.860.551.0081.0025.55

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2004Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23Rel36000.0010100101.01000000001.009.00------0.00-3.05
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100101.01000000001.009.00------0.00-0.00
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100101.01000000001.009.00------0.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings000.002200220002200220.0220000000001.009.00------0.00-0.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1989Birmingham Barons SouAAcha213B116--982472621371345.9302.97------12989.981.1
1989Birmingham Barons SouAAcha211B2--102-112121.0006.00------1291.61.4
1989Birmingham Barons SouAAcha212B1----1-1---------1290.80.7
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha213B16--1733225250.9623.13------16100.09.9
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha223B147--1162682532409384.9392.61------15098.090.7
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha221B1---------------1500.70.6
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha233B151--1342871829439421.9592.79------15796.293.2
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha231B31--914-895951.0003.06------15719.719.1
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha243B157--1413722329536513.9573.27------157100.096.9
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha241B2---3--331.0001.50------1571.31.2
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha253B155--1122781426404390.9652.52------15798.795.7
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha251B4--7--1771.0001.75------1572.52.5
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha263B108--811761822275257.9352.38------10999.195.6
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha261B3--6---661.0002.00------1092.82.7
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26SS1--242186.7506.00------1090.90.9
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha273B121--1062061715329312.9482.58------13589.684.0
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha271B18--9510212107105.9815.83------13513.312.5
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27DH1---------------1350.70.7
1996Chicago White SoxALMLBcha283B150--1332391034382372.9742.48------15894.992.6
1996Chicago White SoxALMLBcha281B14--568176564.9854.57------1588.98.6
1997Birmingham Barons SouAAcha293B4--232-75.7141.25------4100.02.9
1997Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcha293B4--112--13131.0003.25------580.02.8
1997Chicago White SoxALMLBcha293B54--5399711159152.9562.81------54100.033.5
1998Chicago White SoxALMLBcha303B161--1023301538447432.9662.68------161100.099.4
1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn313B160--123320933452443.9802.77------16199.498.2
1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn311B1--1---111.0001.00------1610.60.6
2000New York MetsNLMLBnyn323B137-1110952611727373356.9542.600.32-----14197.284.6
2000New York MetsNLMLBnyn321B1-11---111.0001.001.00-----1410.70.6
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn333B139-1141892631622368352.9572.530.31-----14297.985.8
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya343B137-11291092612322393370.9412.700.33-----14197.285.1
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya341B5-20192-121211.0004.201.05-----1413.53.1
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya353B80766664414659195190.9742.380.29-----8989.949.4
2003Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan351B422525525217226271269.9936.401.05-----4985.725.9
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya35DH3---------------893.41.9
2003Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan353B3216111-32.6670.670.13-----496.11.9
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya352B1-7-2--221.0002.000.29-----891.10.6
2004Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan361B402021021414-152282281.0005.701.09-----10239.224.7
2004Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan363B115621311-624241.0002.180.39-----10210.86.8
2004Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan36P1-1-------------1021.00.6
MLB Totals for 3B - 16 season(s)-   3B18878341241469355122035752405020.9582.661.22-----18870.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 12 season(s)-   1B1624548674258570805800.9944.941.65-----1620.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH4---------------40.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS1--242186.7506.00------10.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1-7-2--221.0002.000.29-----10.00.0
MLB Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1-1-------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B4--112--13131.0003.25------40.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B120--1002502821378350.9262.92------1200.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2--102-112121.0006.00------20.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1----1-1---------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1989Birmingham Barons SouAAcha21--21-116-----
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21-----16-----
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22--1--147-----
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23--31--151-----
1992Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24--2--157-----
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25--4--155-----
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26--3-1108-----
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27--18--121----1
1996Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28--14--150-----
1997Birmingham Barons SouAAcha29-----4-----
1997Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcha29-----4-----
1997Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29-----54-----
1998Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30-----161-----
1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn31--1--160-----
2000New York MetsNLMLBnyn32--1--137-----
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn33-----139-----
2002New York YankeesALMLBnya34--5--137-----
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya35---1-80----3
2003Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35--42--3-----
2004Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan361-40--11-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1993Chicago White SoxChamp. SeriesMLB25620240015006600000.200.385.350.7357126.231.150.45023.0823.081.003.8520.0025.00
1999New York MetsDiv SeriesMLB31414132001004200000.214.389.357.7465218.250.143.42922.2211.110.500.000.0066.67
1999New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB31625231001002500000.120.185.160.3454127.150.040.1207.4118.522.500.000.0033.33
2000New York MetsDiv SeriesMLB32414120012004100000.143.333.357.6905118.083.214.50022.225.560.255.5614.0050.00
2000New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB32514431005006000000.214.450.286.7364120.214.072.50030.000.000.000.000.0033.33
2000New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB32520131011001500000.150.190.350.5407221.143.200.2504.7623.815.004.7620.0066.67
2002New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB34414142004001200101.286.313.429.7426216.308.143.2146.2512.502.000.000.0050.00
2004Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB3633000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 4 yrs1545394017009600101.200.327.356.68316555.205.156.35616.3610.910.671.8245.0055.56
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs17598102011100141100000.169.329.254.58315373.191.085.32219.1815.070.791.3759.0030.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs520131011001500000.150.190.350.5407221.143.200.2504.7623.815.004.7620.0066.67

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2012Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha44Manager1628577.5253.02 
2013Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha45Manager1626399.38930.05 
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha46Manager1627389.45117.04 
2015Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha47Manager1627686.46919.04 
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha48Manager1627884.48116.54 
* 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 [13]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1987Baseball America College Player of the Year1
1988College Summer League Player of the Year ... Dick Howser Trophy (Player of the Year) ... Golden Spikes Award (Oklahoma State)3
1991AL Player of the Month (July) ... American League Gold Glove (Third Base) ... American League Player of the Week (July 15-July 21)3
1992American League Gold Glove (Third Base)1
1993American League Gold Glove (Third Base)1
1996American League Gold Glove (Third Base)1
1998American League Gold Glove (Third Base)1
1999National League Gold Glove (Third Base) ... National League Player of the Week (July 26-August 1)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2004-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
2003-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-07-31TradeTraded by Yankees to Dodgers for Scott Proctor and Bubba Crosby. 
2002-12-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Yankees. 
2002-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-12-07TradeTraded by Mets to Yankees for Dave Justice. 
1998-12-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
1998-10-23Free 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
1989Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll2162,500-69130-429,80262,50062,500
1990Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll22100,000-64917-515,727100,000162,500
1991Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll23150,000-4991629742,231100,000312,500
1992Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll24640,000-3241260962,245109,000952,500
1993Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll251,845,000-1971479++968,431109,0002,797,500
1994Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll263,500,000-67393++957,101109,0006,297,500
1995Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll275,100,000-31297++999,520109,00011,397,500
1996Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll286,000,000-17299++957,870109,00017,397,500
1997Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll296,000,000-31397++1,182,177150,00023,397,500
1998Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll306,100,000-29397++1,276,192170,00029,497,500
1999New York MetsTeam Payroll317,000,000-29297++1,454,491200,00036,497,500
2000New York MetsTeam Payroll328,000,000-25298++1,394,248200,00044,497,500
2001New York MetsTeam Payroll338,000,000-43496++1,897,758200,00052,497,500
2002New York YankeesTeam Payroll348,500,000-45996++2,011,045200,00060,997,500
2003Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll355,000,000-142983++2,163,527300,00065,997,500
2003New York YankeesTeam Payroll355,000,000-1421483++2,163,527300,00065,997,500
2004Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll361,200,000-33319642,070,100300,00067,197,500
* 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