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Bill SpiersTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1985-2001 MLB Years: 1989-2001
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Drafted
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsSS-676, 3B-445, 2B-176, LF-31, 1B-23, RF-14, DH-11, OF-10, CF-8Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam James Spiers Iii
Height6-2Weight190BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJune 5,1966 [52.138]PlaceOrangeburg,South Carolina
High SchoolWade Hampton (Varnville,SC)
CollegeClemson University (Clemson,SC)

DraftedSelected by the Milwaukee Brewers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (13th overall) of the 1987 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1988-MIL-#7 ... 1989-MIL-#3
MLB DebutApril 7,1989 [22.306]
OrganizationsMIL [8] HOU [6] NYN [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID460Retrosheet IDspieb001MLBAM ID122593
RelationshipsUncle of Glenn Batson, Uncle of Carson Spiers
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Player Notes:   Inducted into the Clemson University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed63Power39Contact72XBH37RBIs56Runs52Hitting63Durability56Team.538Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1985Clemson UniversityACCNCAA-1ss-3b1947171316510102291151900000.380.430.450.8807711186.428.070.205.3968.0610.221.270.000.0016.92
1986Clemson UniversityACCNCAA-1ss-3b206225873831151253355391500000.322.411.543.95414028297.307.221.488.41913.135.050.384.0421.5033.73
1987Clemson UniversityACCNCAA-1ss-3b216425265731311544162312600000.290.367.488.85512329283.308.198.377.37110.959.190.841.7750.4039.73
1987Helena BrewersPioRkmil-21622491003203300000.409.480.455.93510125.474.046.273.42112.0012.001.000.000.0011.11
1987Beloit BrewersMidwAmil-ss21642584377101326115153832000.298.344.380.7249814278.341.082.163.3245.4013.672.531.0886.0018.18
1987Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         702804786111329135184132000.307.355.386.74110815303.352.079.171.3325.9413.532.280.9993.3317.44
1988Stockton PortsCalifA+mil-ss22843536895173552277424157210.269.353.377.73013325409.291.108.283.33310.2710.020.981.2270.6026.32
1988El Paso DiablosTexAAmil-ss224716822475232144152020100.280.344.387.7316510186.301.107.196.3328.0610.751.331.6156.0021.28
1988Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         131521901422258733111576177310.273.350.380.73019835595.295.107.255.3339.5810.251.071.3465.1324.65
1989Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-ss2314479172128105601000.362.423.574.99727553.385.212.340.4449.4311.321.203.7723.5029.41
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil6ss23114345448893433102216314212.255.298.333.63111516373.300.078.162.2885.6316.893.001.0786.2518.18
1990Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-ss24113861200171110800100.316.449.395.84415149.367.079.342.39220.4116.330.802.0438.008.33
1990Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil6ss2411236344881532361161645163012.242.274.317.59111520389.270.075.132.2684.1111.572.810.51181.5022.73
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil6,9ss25133414711171368541483455210409.283.337.401.73816627464.307.118.215.3337.3311.851.621.7251.7523.08
1992Beloit BrewersMidwAmil-ss2616559133007407700100.236.317.291.60816363.265.055.255.28611.1111.111.000.000.0023.08
1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil9ss-2b261216252002111401000.313.353.438.7917218.417.125.188.3575.5622.224.000.000.0040.00
1993Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil92b27113340438184236982951494211.238.302.303.60510314386.271.065.153.2767.5113.211.760.52170.0017.28
1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil9ss-3b2873214275410101771194213015.252.316.308.6246611237.314.056.173.2858.0217.722.210.000.0020.37
1995Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-2b291241492004018601104.220.340.268.60811251.250.048.220.29215.6911.760.750.000.0022.22
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn193b-2b2963725152101101121501210.208.314.264.57819387.254.056.208.26913.7917.241.250.000.0020.00
1996Houston AstrosNLMLBhou283b30122218275510162670203421143.252.320.390.7108517242.274.138.261.3098.2614.051.702.4836.3330.91
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou283b311322915193274448105614211164.320.438.481.91914035355.362.161.388.40417.1811.830.691.1372.7537.63
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou283b3212338466105274443112456251209.273.356.396.75215235437.316.123.263.33710.3014.191.380.9296.0033.33
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou283b33127393561131854391054745031210.288.363.389.75215327444.316.101.234.33810.5910.140.960.9098.2523.89
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou283b-ss341243554110717334374493812238.301.386.392.77813923409.329.091.237.35011.989.290.780.73118.3321.50
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou283543010000001000010.333.500.333.833104.333.000.333.29625.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter12523408477922158353738897433554961842222173.271.341.370.71112612303845.305.099.219.0009.2312.901.400.9692.1124.95
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter2549821652794071412850181051291011614.284.357.382.739375611114.314.098.237.0009.4311.581.231.2670.1421.86
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3712619384131922232002204.302.404.421.825538153.333.119.302.00015.0313.070.871.9642.0021.05
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4716822475232144152020100.280.344.387.7316510186.301.107.196.0008.0610.751.331.6156.0021.28
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter843536895173552277424157210.269.353.377.73013325409.291.108.283.00010.2710.020.981.2270.6026.32
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter803135290131333155224532100.288.339.364.70311417341.327.076.179.0006.4513.202.050.88104.3318.89
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter622491003203300000.409.480.455.93510125.474.046.273.00012.0012.001.000.000.0011.11
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter173681169221341717119608856000000.325.399.499.89834068766.338.174.376.00011.107.830.712.2240.0630.77
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter5571692231433571716178522612026093313439.256.306.338.644572901867.292.082.168.0006.4313.932.170.86105.7520.79
Houston Astros Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter632164424147499172119945162232219871634.288.375.408.7836701371891.322.120.273.00011.7911.690.991.1178.2928.90
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter63725152101101121501210.208.314.264.57819387.254.056.208.00013.7917.241.250.000.0020.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16244162119205550136466425339.271.341.370.71116330498.305.099.219.0009.2312.901.400.9692.1124.95
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626261051782649823211678267413.284.357.382.73923939711.314.098.237.0009.4311.581.231.2670.1421.86

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1987Beloit Brewers MidwAmil21SS64--1111602042291271.9314.23------64100.045.7
1988Stockton Ports CalifA+mil22SS82--1402401957399380.9524.63------8497.657.3
1988El Paso Diablos TexAAmil22SS47--731411325227214.9434.55------47100.035.1
1989Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil23SS14--32332106765.9704.64------14100.09.6
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil23SS89--1382641657418402.9624.52------11478.154.9
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil233B12--1020413430.8822.50------11410.57.4
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil23DH4---------------1143.52.5
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil232B4--611-117171.0004.25------1143.52.5
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil231B2--10-131110.9095.00------1141.81.2
1990Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil24SS11--2223264745.9574.09------11100.07.5
1990Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24SS111--1593261272497485.9764.37------11299.168.5
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil25SS128--2013451793563546.9704.27------13396.279.0
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil25DH2---------------1331.51.2
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil25OF1---------------1330.80.6
1992Beloit Brewers MidwAmil26SS12--1228314340.9303.33------1675.08.9
1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil26SS5--11--221.0000.40------1241.73.1
1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil262B4--55--10101.0002.50------1233.32.5
1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil26DH1---------------128.30.6
1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil263B1---------------128.30.6
1993Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil272B104--2092261353448435.9714.18------11392.064.2
1993Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil27OF7--31--441.0000.57------1136.24.3
1993Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil27SS4--14-2551.0001.25------1133.52.5
1993Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil27DH1---------------1130.90.6
1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil283B35--2250447672.9472.06------7347.930.4
1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil28SS35--4879423131127.9693.63------7347.930.4
1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil28DH3---------------734.12.6
1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil28OF2---------------732.71.7
1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil281B1---------------731.40.9
1995Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn292B8--1925374744.9365.50------1266.75.6
1995Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn293B4--441-98.8892.00------1233.32.8
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn293B11--918723427.7942.45------6317.57.6
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn292B6--412-116161.0002.67------639.54.2
1996Houston AstrosNLMLBhou303B77--229459121116.9591.51------12263.147.5
1996Houston AstrosNLMLBhou302B7--74-211111.0001.57------1225.74.3
1996Houston AstrosNLMLBhou301B4--91-210101.0002.50------1223.32.5
1996Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30SS4--39-112121.0003.00------1223.32.5
1996Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30CF1--1---111.0001.00------1220.80.6
1996Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30RF1--2---221.0002.00------1220.80.6
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou313B84--441291212185173.9352.06------13263.651.9
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31SS28--25576128882.9322.93------13221.217.3
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou311B8--321-533331.0004.13------1326.14.9
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou312B4--313-316161.0004.00------1323.02.5
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou323B99--5717089235227.9662.29------12380.561.1
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou322B9--1013122423.9582.56------1237.35.6
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou321B7--341-135351.0005.00------1235.74.3
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32SS2---------------1231.61.2
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou333B71--40143811191183.9582.58------12755.943.8
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33LF25--21-1-2221.9550.84------12719.715.4
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33SS13--2223-745451.0003.46------12710.28.0
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33RF9--11---11111.0001.22------1277.15.6
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33CF7--8---881.0001.14------1275.54.3
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou332B4--510--15151.0003.75------1273.12.5
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou331B1--3---331.0003.00------1270.80.6
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou343B51-340338559123118.9592.310.35-----12441.131.5
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34SS27-18440571189897.9903.590.53-----12421.816.7
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou342B26-17540532139593.9793.580.53-----12421.016.0
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34LF6-1421--331.0000.500.21-----1244.83.7
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34RF4-93---331.0000.750.33-----1243.22.5
MLB Totals for SS - 11 season(s)-   SS446-18463811655628518591803.9704.049.80-----4460.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 9 season(s)-   3B441-3402377095357999946.9472.152.78-----4410.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 9 season(s)-   2B168-1752893471675652636.9753.793.63-----1680.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF31-142311-2524.9600.771.71-----310.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 6 season(s)-   1B23--8831119291.9893.96------230.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF14-916---16161.0001.141.78-----140.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 5 season(s)-   DH11---------------110.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF10--31--441.0000.40------100.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 2 season(s)-   CF8--9---991.0001.13------80.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS25--5456416114110.9654.40------250.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B8--1925374744.9365.50------80.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B4--441-98.8892.00------40.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS47--731411325227214.9434.55------470.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS82--1402401957399380.9524.63------820.00.0
A Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS76--1231882343334311.9314.09------760.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1987Beloit Brewers MidwAmil21----64------
1988Stockton Ports CalifA+mil22----82------
1988El Paso Diablos TexAAmil22----47------
1989Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil23----14------
1989Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil23--248912----4
1990Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil24----11------
1990Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil24----111------
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil25----128----12
1992Beloit Brewers MidwAmil26----12------
1992Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil26---451----1
1993Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil27---1044----71
1994Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil28--1-3535---23
1995Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn29---8-4-----
1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn29---6-11-----
1996Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30--47477-11--
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31--842884-----
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32--79299-----
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33--1413712579--
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34---2627516-4--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1997Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB31311100000001200000.000.083.000.0830012.000.000.0918.3316.672.000.000.000.00
1998Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB32414243001001300000.286.333.500.8337315.364.214.2866.6720.003.000.000.0075.00
1999Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB33411030001100100000.273.273.273.5463011.300.000.0910.009.090.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs1136373002102600000.194.237.278.51510338.233.084.1675.2615.793.000.000.0042.86

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1987Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (SS)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2001-06-04InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2001-04-16InjuredDisabled -- Lower back pain 
1997-11-25ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1997-11-03Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-12-02ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1996-11-14Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-01-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1995-11-03Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-10-25Claimed on waivers by Mets from Brewers. 
1993-12-21ContractSigned as Free Agent by Brewers. 
1993-12-20Free 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
1989Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll2368,000-6082624429,80262,50068,000
1990Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll24135,000-5312425515,727100,000203,000
1991Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll25250,000-4241840742,231100,000453,000
1992Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll26750,000-3061362962,245109,0001,203,000
1993Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll27750,000-3031167968,431109,0001,953,000
1994Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll28450,000-3881558957,101109,0002,403,000
1995New York MetsTeam Payroll29425,000-3541161999,520109,0002,828,000
1996Houston AstrosTeam Payroll30400,000-3661460957,870109,0003,228,000
1997Houston AstrosTeam Payroll31600,000-35313611,182,177150,0003,828,000
1998Houston AstrosTeam Payroll321,600,000-244873++1,276,192170,0005,428,000
1999Houston AstrosTeam Payroll331,600,000-2871369++1,454,491200,0007,028,000
2000Houston AstrosTeam Payroll341,700,000-288969++1,394,248200,0008,728,000
2001Houston AstrosTeam Payroll351,700,000-32314651,897,758200,00010,428,000
* 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