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Chip AmbresTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1999-2009 MLB Years: 2005-2008
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsOF-952, RF-78, LF-53, CF-52, DH-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRaymond Payne Ambres
Height6-0Weight175BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 19,1979 [38.361]PlaceBeaumont,Texas
High SchoolWest Brook (Beaumont,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 30th round (896th overall) of the 2000 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Florida Marlins [Team Picks] in the 1st round (27th overall) of the 1998 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,500,000Signing ScoutsBob Laurie
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1999-FLO-#7 ... 2000-MLB-#80 ... 2000-FLO-#6
MLB DebutJuly 20,2005 [25.214]
OrganizationsMIA [6] BOS [2] KCA [2] NYN [2] SDN [1] Awards2
TBC Player ID4387Retrosheet IDambrc001MLBAM ID407876
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed72Power69Contact48XBH72RBIs47Runs63Hitting50Durability65Team.481Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Gulf Coast MarlinsGCLRkflo-of19371392949133115223251920200.353.452.511.9637117168.397.158.475.42514.8811.310.760.60139.0034.69
1999Utica Blue SoxNYPLA-flo-of1928105242836515114212510201.267.388.552.9405814129.299.285.552.39916.2819.381.193.8821.0050.00
1999Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         652445377169630337464430401.316.424.529.95312931297.359.213.508.41315.4914.810.962.0240.6740.26
2000Kane County CougarsMidwAflo-of20843204674163728268527233203.231.342.366.70811726380.276.135.353.32113.6818.951.381.8445.7135.14
2001Kane County CougarsMidwAflo-of21963777910026854119155381115307.265.369.416.78515739449.323.151.302.34711.8018.041.531.1175.4039.00
2002Jupiter HammerheadsFSLA+flo-of2212350988120257937238579892106.236.323.365.68818641578.275.129.271.3099.8616.961.721.5656.5634.17
2003Carolina MudcatsSouAAflo2of231273807598238105596728120313.258.376.439.81516741457.301.181.379.35915.7517.721.132.1938.0041.84
2004Carolina MudcatsSouAAflo24of241374528110928320622697611764827.241.352.449.80120351546.276.208.414.34713.9221.431.543.6622.6046.79
2005Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos11of258427947822031050195476440228.294.401.495.89613833332.348.201.419.38814.1619.281.363.0127.9040.24
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca18cf-lf25531452535804932163223115.241.323.379.7025512167.282.138.255.3109.5819.162.002.4036.2534.29
2006Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca27of265618719388131524224102205.203.284.305.5895712213.241.102.209.26610.3319.251.861.4162.3331.58
2007New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAnyn7of271204278011723021717071107303210.274.379.475.85420344504.318.201.384.37314.0921.231.514.1720.3337.61
2007New York MetsNLMLBnyn36rf2733010001000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.000.2990.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2008Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn24of28112412821152772277835689404010.279.368.539.90722256476.305.260.408.38911.7618.701.594.6218.7348.70
2008San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn14rf2824413810001071500000.195.313.220.5339148.308.025.220.26014.5831.252.140.000.0012.50
2009Buffalo BisonsILAAAnyn11rf2980279367318094012244510317.262.319.423.74211827307.281.161.244.3247.8214.661.882.9331.0036.99
2009Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos26lf-rf295218518489131824213810214.259.335.368.7036813209.308.109.211.31310.0518.181.811.4461.6727.08
2009Totals for IL-IL         132464541212711258364583205211.261.326.401.72718640516.291.140.231.3198.7216.091.842.3338.6733.06
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter8018928449041042234823115.233.321.344.6656513218.290.111.243.00010.5522.022.091.8347.2529.55
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter1136405170410512395012552417571597877471637971.259.358.436.79417654144748.300.177.349.00012.5718.471.472.6332.4139.39
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter50417692824731051268271391824138413216644.267.357.456.8138061852041.304.189.336.00011.8118.811.593.3326.0139.11
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter26483215620751113011735151481988411310.249.363.445.808370921003.288.196.398.00014.7619.741.342.9927.7344.44
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12350988120257937238579892106.236.323.365.68818641578.275.129.271.0009.8616.961.721.5656.5634.17
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1806971251744211126945231051531485010.250.357.393.75027465829.302.143.326.00012.6718.461.461.4558.0837.36
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter28105242836515114212510201.267.388.552.9405814129.299.285.552.00016.2819.381.193.8821.0050.00
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter371392949133115223251920200.353.452.511.9637117168.397.158.475.00014.8811.310.760.60139.0034.69
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter531452535804932163223115.241.323.379.7025512167.282.138.255.0009.5819.162.002.4036.2534.29
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter24413810001071500000.195.313.220.5339148.308.025.220.00014.5831.252.140.000.0012.50
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter33010001000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623835789180820844797462210.233.321.344.66513226441.290.111.243.00010.5522.022.091.8347.2529.55
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625781001503471875251085125725110.259.358.436.79425259677.300.177.349.00012.5718.471.472.6332.4139.39

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1999Gulf Coast Marlins GCLRkflo19OF35--5934-6662.9391.77------3794.658.3
1999Utica Blue Sox NYPLA-flo19OF28--43-2-4543.9561.54------28100.037.3
2000Kane County Cougars MidwAflo20OF81--180521187185.9892.28------8496.458.3
2001Kane County Cougars MidwAflo21OF91--212553222217.9772.38------9694.865.9
2002Jupiter Hammerheads FSLA+flo22OF122--292843304300.9872.46------12399.288.4
2003Carolina Mudcats SouAAflo23OF117--2654--2692691.0002.30------12792.184.8
2004Carolina Mudcats SouAAflo24OF130--291852304299.9842.30------13794.993.5
2005Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos25OF73--137542146142.9731.95------8486.950.7
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25CF2416157472--49491.0002.040.31-----5345.314.8
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25LF231817036-1-3736.9731.570.21-----5343.414.2
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25DH2---------------533.81.2
2006Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca26OF50--113733123120.9762.40------5689.334.7
2007New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAnyn27OF117--230851243238.9792.03------12097.581.3
2007New York MetsNLMLBnyn27RF1-2-------------333.30.6
2008Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn28OF108--22643-233230.9872.13------11296.475.0
2008San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn28RF765016-1-1716.9412.290.32-----2429.24.3
2008San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn28CF33223---331.0001.000.14-----2412.51.9
2009Buffalo Bisons ILAAAnyn29RF51--110712118117.9922.29------8063.835.7
2009Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos29LF29--662-168681.0002.34------5255.820.3
2009Buffalo Bisons ILAAAnyn29CF21--42-1-4342.9772.00------8026.314.7
2009Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos29RF19--402-142421.0002.21------5236.513.3
2009Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos29CF4--4---441.0001.00------527.72.8
2009Buffalo Bisons ILAAAnyn29LF1--3---331.0003.00------801.30.7
MLB Totals for CF - 2 season(s)-   CF2719179502--52521.0001.930.29-----270.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF231817036-1-3736.9731.570.21-----230.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF865216-1-1716.9412.000.31-----80.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH2---------------20.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF348--70624156745730.9802.10------3480.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF70--150913160159.9942.27------700.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF30--692-171711.0002.37------300.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF25--46-1-4746.9791.84------250.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF247--5561252573568.9912.30------2470.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF122--292843304300.9872.46------1220.00.0
A Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF172--3921074409402.9832.34------1720.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF28--43-2-4543.9561.54------280.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF35--5934-6662.9391.77------350.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1999Gulf Coast Marlins GCLRkflo19---------35-
1999Utica Blue Sox NYPLA-flo19---------28-
2000Kane County Cougars MidwAflo20---------81-
2001Kane County Cougars MidwAflo21---------91-
2002Jupiter Hammerheads FSLA+flo22---------122-
2003Carolina Mudcats SouAAflo23---------117-
2004Carolina Mudcats SouAAflo24---------130-
2005Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos25---------73-
2005Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25------2324--2
2006Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca26---------50-
2007New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAnyn27---------117-
2007New York MetsNLMLBnyn27--------1--
2008Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn28---------108-
2008San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn28-------37--
2009Buffalo Bisons ILAAAnyn29------12151--
2009Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos29------29419--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2002Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor22289014236411205111930000.256.356.444.8004011104.314.188.25610.5818.271.730.9690.0047.83
2007New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2768211000002200000.125.300.250.5502110.167.125.37520.0020.001.000.000.00100.00
2008San Diego PadresMLB Spring TrainingMLB281730782115114600100.267.343.500.84315435.292.233.36711.4317.141.502.8630.0050.00
2009Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB29253913820491081410000.205.354.564.91822648.190.359.59016.6729.171.758.339.7575.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs289014236411205111930000.256.356.444.8004011104.314.188.25610.5818.271.730.9690.0047.83
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs487722175151421142210100.221.344.506.850391193.235.285.48115.0523.661.575.3815.4064.71

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1998High School All-American - 2nd Team (OF)1
1999Gulf Coast League All-Star (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-01-27ContractSigned by Red Sox to minor league contract 
2007-11-20ContractSigned by Padres to minor league contract 
2005-07-19TradeTraded by Red Sox with Juan Cedeno to Royals for Tony Graffanino 
2004-11-19ContractSigned by Red Sox 
2004-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency 
1998-08-03Contractsigned 
* 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
2000Seattle Mariners-201,500,000-------1,500,000Signing Bonus out of 2000 Draft (30th round - 896th overall)
2005Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll25300,000-79430-2,189,055300,0001,800,000
2007New York MetsTeam Payroll27380,000-73737-2,459,737380,0002,180,000
2008San Diego PadresTeam Payroll28390,000-75332-2,696,252390,0002,570,000
* 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