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Sammy SosaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1986-2007 MLB Years: 1989-2007
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PositionsRF-1396, OF-1217, DH-133, CF-34Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameSamuel Sosa
Height6-0Weight220BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 12,1968 [49.341]PlaceSan Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1985 by the Texas Rangers.
Signing Bonus$3,500Signing ScoutsOmar MinayaService Time16.049 (2006)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1987-TEX-#2 ... 1988-TEX-#2 ... 1989-TEX-#2 ... 1990-CHA-#2
MLB DebutJune 16,1989 [20.216]
OrganizationsCHN [13] TEX [5] CHA [3] BAL [1] Awards34Awards Voting9-1088
TBC Player ID464Retrosheet IDsosas001MLBAM ID122544
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Player Notes:   Member of the MLB 30/30 club (30hr+30sb) in 1993,1995
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed71Power87Contact27XBH79RBIs77Runs77Hitting65Durability75Team.476Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1986Gulf Coast RangersGCLRktex-of17612293863191428113225100200.275.336.419.7559624253.335.144.275.3368.7020.162.321.5857.2538.10
1987Gastonia RangersSALAtex-of181295197314527411592282112350300.279.312.410.72221342548.345.131.198.3163.8322.455.862.0147.1828.97
1988Charlotte RangersFSLA+tex-of1913150770116131295142243510640300.229.282.355.63718034549.271.126.231.2886.3819.313.031.6456.3329.31
1989Tulsa DrillersTexAAtex24of206627345811547311611155232200.297.338.458.79612526295.343.161.234.3565.0817.633.472.3739.0032.10
1989Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-of201039242003422800000.103.146.154.3006241.129.051.154.1434.8819.514.000.000.0050.00
1989Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAcha-of2013497183015317600000.367.446.490.93624456.405.123.306.42412.5010.710.861.7949.0022.22
1989Totals for AAA-AAA         238892250187391400000.250.320.341.66130697.288.091.239.3059.2814.431.561.0388.0027.27
1989Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         89361541032048392314246632200.285.333.429.76215532392.329.144.235.3436.1216.842.752.0445.1331.07
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex17of20258482030130202004003.238.238.310.54826488.302.072.048.2460.0022.730.001.1484.0020.00
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25of20339919275031073112721223.273.351.414.765418115.338.141.293.3419.5723.482.452.6133.0029.63
1989Totals for AL-AL         5818327478041375114725226.257.303.366.6696712203.321.109.180.3005.4223.154.271.9745.7525.53
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25of211535327212426101570321633150626410.233.282.404.68621551579.292.171.263.3035.7025.914.552.5935.4741.13
1991Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAAcha-of223211619317231993173210300.267.358.440.7985112137.333.173.371.35612.4123.361.882.1938.6738.71
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25of2211631639641011033136149825125.203.240.335.57510621338.258.132.199.2574.1428.997.002.9631.6032.81
1992Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-of23519362001501201010.316.350.421.7718221.353.105.421.3304.769.522.000.000.0033.33
1992Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21of2367262416872825157196344214.260.317.393.71010317291.311.133.237.3226.5321.653.322.7532.7525.00
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21of24159598921562553393361138135401614.261.309.485.79429063641.285.224.329.3435.9321.063.555.1518.1240.38
1994Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21of251054265912817625702213259221417.300.339.545.88423248458.329.245.324.3755.4620.093.685.4617.0437.50
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21of26144564891511733611934758134502118.268.340.500.84028256629.290.232.383.3599.2221.302.315.7215.6737.09
1996Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21rf27124498841362124010018534134504614.273.323.564.88728163541.293.291.386.3706.2824.773.947.3912.4546.32
1997Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21rf281626429016131436119221245174205916.251.300.480.78030871694.286.229.315.3306.4825.073.875.1917.8344.10
1998Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21rf2915964313419820066158189731711051420.308.377.6471.02441686722.321.339.467.42510.1123.682.349.149.7443.43
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21rf30162625114180242631417878171306817.288.367.6351.00239789712.295.347.470.41410.9624.022.198.859.9249.44
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21rf311566041061933815013874911682081912.320.406.6341.04038389705.363.314.470.42712.9123.831.857.0912.0846.11
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21rf3216057714618934564160021161536012376.328.437.7371.174425103711.336.409.607.46516.3221.521.329.009.0254.50
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21rf3315055612216019249108201031443041514.288.399.594.99333070666.302.306.495.41515.4721.621.407.3611.3543.75
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21rf3413751799144220401030162143505914.279.358.553.91128662589.307.274.393.38210.5324.282.316.7912.9343.06
2004West Tennessee Diamond JaSouAAchn-3526021001001200000.333.429.500.929317.500.167.333.40614.2928.572.000.000.0050.00
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn21rf35126478691212103580005613320349.253.332.517.84924756539.275.264.381.35810.3924.682.386.4913.6646.28
2005Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal21rf-dh3610238039841511445113984203315.221.295.376.67114330424.246.155.258.2939.2019.812.153.3027.1435.71
2007Texas RangersALMLBtex21dh381144125310424121920034112305311.252.311.468.77919346454.292.216.299.3327.4924.673.294.6319.6244.23
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter23548813147524083794560916672341079292306591778154202.273.344.534.878470410339896.301.261.380.0009.3923.302.486.1514.4742.90
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter4491757257466892335198112521213821331310.265.315.402.7177061471907.319.137.240.0006.3520.033.161.8450.2031.55
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter602233159142428216274811310.265.343.399.7428920255.316.134.323.00010.5918.821.781.5755.7533.90
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter6827945831647321611165432200.297.340.459.79912827302.345.162.237.0005.3017.883.382.3239.8632.53
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13150770116131295142243510640300.229.282.355.63718034549.271.126.231.0006.3819.313.031.6456.3329.31
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1295197314527411592282112350300.279.312.410.72221342548.345.131.198.0003.8322.455.862.0147.1828.97
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter612293863191428113225100200.275.336.419.7559624253.335.144.275.0008.7020.162.321.5857.2538.10
Chicago Cubs Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter181169901245198529632545141418179798181544561140155.284.358.569.92739808737898.307.285.414.00010.1022.982.276.9012.8343.98
Chicago White Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3029471302154111281135225582751089818.227.276.382.658362801032.286.155.245.0005.6226.654.742.7133.8237.21
Texas Rangers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1394966112427122950234132345314.250.299.442.74121950542.294.192.256.0006.2724.353.884.0622.5540.32
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10238039841511445113984203315.221.295.376.67114330424.246.155.258.0009.2019.812.153.3027.1435.71
Average MLB - Per 162 games16260710216626342115167641594151114.273.344.534.87832471681.301.261.380.0009.3923.302.486.1514.4742.90
Average Minor - Per 162 games16263493168328137140194413851500.265.315.402.71725553688.319.137.240.0006.3520.033.161.8450.2031.55

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1986Gulf Coast Rangers GCLRktex17OF61--92961107101.9441.66------61100.098.4
1987Gastonia Rangers SALAtex18OF113--18312174212195.9201.73------12987.680.7
1988Charlotte Rangers FSLA+tex19OF131--2271173245238.9711.82------131100.095.6
1989Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex20OF66--11074-121117.9671.77------66100.048.5
1989Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha20OF13--431--44441.0003.38------13100.09.2
1989Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex20OF10--22-2-2422.9172.20------10100.06.9
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha20OF33--6112-6462.9691.88------33100.020.5
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex20OF19--3312-3634.9441.79------2576.011.7
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha20DH6---------------3318.23.7
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21OF152--31514131342329.9622.16------15399.393.8
1991Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha22OF30--9523-10097.9703.23------3293.822.2
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22OF111--21466-226220.9731.98------11695.768.5
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22DH2---------------1161.71.2
1992Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn23OF5--14---14141.0002.80------5100.03.5
1992Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23OF67--145461155149.9612.22------67100.041.4
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24OF158--3441794370361.9762.28------15999.497.5
1994Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25OF105--248572260253.9732.41------105100.092.9
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26OF143--32013134346333.9622.33------14499.399.3
1996Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27RF124--25515101280270.9642.18------124100.076.5
1997Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28RF161--3241681348340.9772.11------16299.499.4
1998Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29RF156--3191492342333.9742.13------15998.195.7
1998Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29CF7--15---15151.0002.14------1594.44.3
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30RF146--322583335327.9762.24------16290.190.1
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30CF25--7731-8180.9883.20------16215.415.4
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31RF156-13733163101329319.9702.040.23-----156100.096.3
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31CF2-102---221.0001.000.20-----1561.31.2
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32RF160-1385326861340334.9822.090.24-----160100.098.8
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33RF150-1294284761297291.9801.940.22-----150100.092.6
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34RF1371361178212251219214.9771.560.18-----137100.084.6
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35RF1241241097238542247243.9841.960.22-----12698.476.5
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35DH2---------------1261.61.2
2005Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36RF6666577121331127124.9761.880.21-----10264.740.7
2005Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36DH35---------------10234.321.6
2007Texas RangersALMLBtex38DH88---------------11477.254.3
2007Texas RangersALMLBtex38RF1616131321--33331.0002.060.25-----11414.09.9
MLB Totals for RF - 11 season(s)-   RF13963427035274979691428972828.9762.030.40-----13960.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 7 season(s)-   OF788--168061581217991741.9682.21------7880.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 5 season(s)-   DH133---------------1330.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF34-109431-9897.9902.859.70-----340.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF58--17435-182177.9733.05------580.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF66--11074-121117.9671.77------660.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF131--2271173245238.9711.82------1310.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF113--18312174212195.9201.73------1130.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF61--92961107101.9441.66------610.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1986Gulf Coast Rangers GCLRktex17---------61-
1987Gastonia Rangers SALAtex18---------113-
1988Charlotte Rangers FSLA+tex19---------131-
1989Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex20---------66-
1989Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha20---------13-
1989Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex20---------10-
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha20---------336
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex20---------19-
1990Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21---------152-
1991Vancouver Canadians PCLAAAcha22---------30-
1991Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22---------1112
1992Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn23---------5-
1992Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23---------67-
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24---------158-
1994Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25---------105-
1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26---------143-
1996Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27--------124--
1997Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28--------161--
1998Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29-------7156--
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30-------25146--
2000Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31-------2156--
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32--------160--
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33--------150--
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34--------137--
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35--------124-2
2005Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36--------66-35
2007Texas RangersALMLBtex38--------16-88

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1998Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB29311021000001400000.182.250.273.5233112.286.091.1828.3333.334.000.000.0050.00
2003Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB34516131001106400011.188.409.250.6594122.250.062.50027.2718.180.670.000.0033.33
2003Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB34726781026006910030.308.455.5771.03215333.400.269.50018.1827.271.506.0613.0037.50
2007Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB3817491020315150041000102.408.444.8161.26040954.429.408.4907.4118.522.509.269.8045.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs17491020315150041000102.408.444.8161.26040954.429.408.4907.4118.522.509.269.8045.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs827152001107800011.185.353.259.6127234.263.074.37020.5923.531.140.000.0040.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs726781026006910030.308.455.5771.03215333.400.269.50018.1827.271.506.0613.0037.50

Awards [34]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1993National League Player of the Week (June 28-July 4)1
1995National League Player of the Week (August 14-August 20) ... National League Player of the Week (August 28-September 3) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)3
1996National League Player of the Week (July 22-July 28) ... NL Player of the Month (July)2
1997National League Player of the Week (May 12-May 18)1
1998Baseball America First-Team Major League All-Star ... Chicago Cubs Player of the Year ... National League Most Valuable Player ... National League Player of the Week (June 1-June 7) ... National League Player of the Week (June 15-June 21) ... National League Player of the Week (September 7-September 13) ... NL Player of the Month (June) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... Roberto Clemente Award9
1999Baseball America First-Team Major League All-Star (OF) ... Chicago Cubs Player of the Year ... National League Hank Aaron Award ... NL Player of the Month (May) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)5
2000Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (OF) ... Chicago Cubs Player of the Year ... NL Player of the Month (July) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)4
2001Baseball America First-Team Major League All-Star (OF) ... Chicago Cubs Player of the Year ... National League Player of the Week (August 20-August 26) ... NL Player of the Month (August) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)5
2002Chicago Cubs Player of the Year ... National League Player of the Week (August 5-August 11) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)3
2003National League Player of the Week (April 14-April 20)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2007-01-18ContractSigned by Rangers to minor league contract 
2005-08-28InjuredDisabled -- right big toe lesion 
2005-05-24InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-05-10InjuredDisabled -- abscess and staph infection on his left foot 
2005-02-02TradeTraded by Cubs to Orioles for Jerry Hairston, Mike Fontenot and Dave Crouthers. 
2004-06-18InjuredActivated from DL 
2004-05-19InjuredDisabled -- sprained ligament in his lower back 
2003-05-30InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-05-10InjuredDisabled -- toenail from his right big toe removed 
1992-03-30TradeTraded by White Sox with Ken Patterson to Cubs for George Bell. 
1989-07-29TradeTraded by Rangers with Wilson Alvarez and Scott Fletcher to White Sox for Fred Manrique and Harold Baines. 
1985-07-30ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Rangers. 
* 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
1985Texas Rangers-163,500-------3,500Signing Bonus as an amateur free agent
1989Texas RangersTeam Payroll2068,000-6082624429,80262,50071,500
1989Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll2068,000-6082524429,80262,50071,500
1990Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll21100,000-64919-515,727100,000171,500
1991Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll22150,000-4991729742,231100,000321,500
1992Chicago CubsTeam Payroll23180,000-5092437962,245109,000501,500
1993Chicago CubsTeam Payroll24745,000-3071367968,431109,0001,246,500
1994Chicago CubsTeam Payroll252,950,000-123687++957,101109,0004,196,500
1995Chicago CubsTeam Payroll264,300,000-68293++999,520109,0008,496,500
1996Chicago CubsTeam Payroll274,750,000-44196++957,870109,00013,246,500
1997Chicago CubsTeam Payroll285,500,000-34197++1,182,177150,00018,746,500
1998Chicago CubsTeam Payroll298,325,000-81100++1,276,192170,00027,071,500
1999Chicago CubsTeam Payroll309,000,000-11199++1,454,491200,00036,071,500
2000Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3111,000,000-11199++1,394,248200,00047,071,500
2001Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3212,500,000-91100++1,897,758200,00059,571,500
2002Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3315,000,000-51100++2,011,045200,00074,571,500
2003Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3416,875,000-51100++2,163,527300,00091,446,500
2004Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3516,000,000-91100++2,070,100300,000107,446,500
2005Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll3617,000,000-81100++2,189,055300,000124,446,500
2007Texas RangersTeam Payroll38500,000-49716382,459,737380,000124,946,500
* 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