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Lew FordTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2017 MLB Years: 2003-2012
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Played in Japan
Rated Prospect

PositionsOF-531, LF-232, CF-165, DH-90, RF-88Position when DraftedCFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJon Lewis Ford
Height6-0Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 12,1976 [41.288]PlaceBeaumont,Texas
High SchoolPort-Neches Groves (Port Neches,TX)
CollegeDallas Baptist University (Dallas,TX), Seminole State College (Seminole,OK), Texas A&M University (College Station,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 12th round (379th overall) of the 1999 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsJim Robinson
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2003-MIN-#9
MLB DebutMay 29,2003 [26.290]
OrganizationsMIN [7] BAL [2] BOS [2] CIN [1] Awards7Awards Voting1-2
TBC Player ID5323Retrosheet IDfordl001MLBAM ID217915
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed48Power68Contact72XBH64RBIs65Runs59Hitting76Durability48Team.533Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Lowell SpinnersNYPLA-bos35of22622504870174734152193550316.280.339.464.80311628277.299.184.312.3476.8612.641.842.5335.7140.00
2000Augusta GreenJacketsSALAbos-of23126514122162351197452452831232312.315.390.479.86924655583.361.164.358.3798.9214.241.601.5457.1133.95
2001Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-of246726542791522241992130121233.298.373.392.76510419301.328.094.211.3386.989.971.430.66132.5024.05
2001New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin11of246225230559372555203561204.218.289.361.6509119281.226.143.222.2867.1212.461.752.4936.0034.55
2001Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1295177213424594924144165182437.259.333.377.71019538582.280.118.217.3137.0411.171.591.5557.4428.36
2002New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin4of2593373811162721551175494784105.311.401.515.91619244435.324.204.367.39911.2610.800.963.4524.8737.93
2002Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAmin30of25471934064112524111132161102.332.390.487.8779418214.351.155.275.3836.079.811.622.3438.6028.13
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         14056612118038420752866268145207.318.398.505.90328662649.333.187.336.3949.5510.481.103.0828.3034.44
2003Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin4of2653211336418233145102880111.303.357.450.8079523230.337.147.190.3514.3512.172.801.3070.3335.94
2003Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin20cf-lf263473162471315208911001.329.402.575.977421183.344.246.384.4189.6410.841.133.6124.3345.83
2004Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin-of2715010000000100000.200.200.200.400105.250.000.000.1780.0020.000.000.000.000.00
2004Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin20lf-cf2715456989170314157220267751327315.299.381.446.82725450658.319.147.297.36210.1811.401.122.2837.9329.41
2005Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin20cf-dh28147522701383047531364585162529.264.338.377.71519741590.301.113.213.3187.6314.411.891.1974.5729.71
2006Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin-of29829582002016530000.276.447.345.79210238.333.069.241.37615.7913.160.830.000.0025.00
2006Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin20lf2910423440536141891164341005.226.287.312.5997311255.262.086.188.2706.2716.862.691.5758.5020.75
2007Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin-of3035122143212021721173000002.262.353.410.7635014139.333.148.295.34012.2321.581.761.4461.0043.75
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin20lf305511613276031431112430004.233.315.362.677429130.270.129.241.3058.4618.462.182.3138.6733.33
2008Hanshin TigersJap CenIntl--314712911297131100112720206.225.292.364.6564711144.257.139.225.2917.6418.752.452.0843.0037.93
2009Long Island DucksAtlInd-20329335577117262105573385495106.330.407.499.90617738408.366.169.287.3989.3113.241.422.4535.5032.48
2009Louisville BatsILAAAcin4lf321138660116007700110.158.283.289.57211246.161.131.316.25415.2215.221.002.1738.0033.33
2010Oaxaca GuerrerosMexAAA--3339140214413252552221400000.314.407.543.9507620162.322.229.407.41413.588.640.643.0928.0045.45
2011Long Island DucksAtlInd-20347125857822121045223236904011.318.406.531.93713733303.333.213.337.40610.5611.881.133.3025.8040.24
2012Long Island DucksAtlInd--3519751625624144062120000.333.398.6271.025471283.420.294.427.4347.2325.303.504.8218.7548.00
2012Norfolk TidesILAAAbal12cf-rf35622423580143114082234310128.331.390.550.94013328267.365.219.339.4018.6116.101.874.1222.0035.00
2012Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal51lf-dh35257171330341071301003.183.256.352.60825679.182.169.282.2698.8616.461.863.8023.6746.15
2013Gulf Coast OriolesGCLRkbal-rf3638331000001300000.375.444.500.944419.600.125.250.41511.1133.333.000.000.0033.33
2013Long Island DucksAtlInd-361769112621070251100100.377.413.435.84830375.441.058.101.3746.6714.672.200.000.0011.54
2013Bowie BaysoxEastAAbal20rf361766131790310006930001.258.347.530.877351275.259.272.364.3808.0012.001.504.0022.0070.59
2013Norfolk TidesILAAAbal20rf361347883024002400200.170.196.362.55817551.140.192.234.2363.927.842.003.9223.5062.50
2013Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         3312124281305140091630201.231.296.463.7595618135.225.232.306.3286.6711.851.783.7024.2064.29
2014Long Island DucksAtlInd-371405441001894021595805365161860.347.415.511.92627857622.369.164.276.4048.5210.451.232.4136.2730.16
2015Long Island DucksAtlInd-38752974710828186312303970270.364.432.545.97716237336.397.181.279.4158.9311.611.302.3837.1334.26
2015Saltillo SaraperosMexAAA-383011326426032300171200114.372.450.504.954579131.394.132.283.41412.989.160.712.2937.6721.43
2016Long Island DucksAtlInd-3960223306815053000164020410.305.351.439.7909820245.346.134.206.3396.5316.332.502.0444.6029.41
2017Long Island DucksAtlInd--4076294347915093101255330150.269.331.412.74312124323.300.143.224.3167.7416.412.122.7932.6730.38
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter5191585235425831035176481015424937712537.268.345.399.7446331281795.297.131.252.0008.5813.871.621.9545.2930.12
Minor League Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter72928685278511923275390138372854076410171248.297.371.464.83513322993244.323.167.302.0008.7912.551.432.3138.2435.14
AAA Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter299114018834979103217230121171651817517.306.378.477.8555441211283.334.171.289.0009.1212.861.412.4935.6334.67
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1726911241884552586221075911753010.272.356.460.81631875791.282.188.314.0009.4811.501.213.1627.6439.89
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6726542791522241992130121233.298.373.392.76510419301.328.094.211.0006.989.971.430.66132.5024.05
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter126514122162351197452452831232312.315.390.479.86924655583.361.164.358.0008.9214.241.601.5457.1133.95
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter622504870174734152193550316.280.339.464.80311628277.299.184.312.0006.8612.641.842.5335.7140.00
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter38331000001300000.375.444.500.944419.600.125.250.00011.1133.333.000.000.0033.33
Ind Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter551211537269415310613402210205319486211917.328.396.496.89210502242395.360.168.271.0008.5613.321.562.5534.6732.28
Intl Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4712911297131100112720206.225.292.364.6564711144.257.139.225.0007.6418.752.452.0843.0037.93
Minnesota Twins Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter4941514228412801032172471014723637612534.272.349.402.7516081221716.302.130.251.0008.5713.751.611.8647.3129.61
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter257171330341071301003.183.256.352.60825679.182.169.282.0008.8616.461.863.8023.6746.15
Average MLB - Per 162 games16249573133263115515348781224212.268.345.399.74419840560.297.131.252.0008.5813.871.621.9545.2930.12
Average Minor - Per 162 games162637117189437178731863901424311.297.371.464.83529666721.323.167.302.0008.7912.551.432.3138.2435.14

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2011Long Island DucksAtlInd-20Rel340018.0010100001.02221000002.0018.009.00----0.00--
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0018.0010100001.02221000002.0018.009.00----0.00--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1999Lowell Spinners NYPLA-bos22OF55--13041-135134.9932.44------6288.772.4
2000Augusta GreenJackets SALAbos23OF124--309122-323321.9942.59------12698.487.9
2001Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min24OF66--140611147146.9932.21------6798.548.2
2001New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin24OF60--10853-116113.9741.88------6296.842.3
2002New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin25OF93--202633211208.9862.24------93100.066.9
2002Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmin25OF46--126851139134.9642.91------4797.932.9
2003Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin26OF44--906139796.9902.18------5383.030.8
2003Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26CF13574181212119.9051.460.26-----3438.28.0
2003Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26LF84438---881.0001.000.19-----3423.54.9
2003Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26RF63349-1-109.9001.500.26-----3417.63.7
2003Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26DH4---------------3411.82.5
2004Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin27OF1--5---551.0005.00------1100.00.7
2004Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27LF817768014951-155154.9941.900.23-----15452.650.0
2004Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27CF463534110113-105102.9712.220.30-----15429.928.4
2004Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27DH26---------------15416.916.0
2004Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27RF10985181--19191.0001.900.22-----1546.56.2
2005Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28CF6360548140741151147.9742.330.27-----14742.938.9
2005Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28DH44---------------14729.927.2
2005Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28LF18141343221-3534.9711.890.25-----14712.211.1
2005Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28RF161413326-1-2726.9631.630.20-----14710.99.9
2006Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin29OF7--18---18181.0002.57------887.54.9
2006Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29LF6430321721--73731.0001.140.23-----10461.539.5
2006Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29RF2220169533125756.9822.550.33-----10421.213.6
2006Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29CF132417-1-87.8750.540.17-----10412.58.0
2006Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29DH51--------------1044.83.1
2007Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin30OF35--601-161611.0001.74------35100.024.3
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30LF3525233461114847.9791.340.20-----5563.621.6
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30CF14-377---771.0000.500.19-----5525.58.6
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30DH3---------------555.51.9
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30RF32236---661.0002.000.26-----555.51.9
2009Louisville Bats ILAAAcin32LF8--112-113131.0001.63------1172.75.6
2009Louisville Bats ILAAAcin32CF3--9---991.0003.00------1127.32.1
2012Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal35CF13--321-133331.0002.54------6221.09.0
2012Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal35RF8--13-1-1413.9291.63------6212.95.6
2012Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal35LF4--5---551.0001.25------626.52.8
2012Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35LF13972162--18181.0001.380.25-----2552.08.0
2012Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35DH8---------------2532.04.9
2012Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35RF633311---11111.0001.830.33-----2524.03.7
2013Gulf Coast Orioles GCLRkbal36RF3--4---441.0001.33------3100.05.0
2013Bowie Baysox EastAAbal36RF9--202-122221.0002.44------1752.96.3
2013Bowie Baysox EastAAbal36LF1--2---221.0002.00------175.90.7
2013Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal36RF5--10---10101.0002.00------1338.53.5
MLB Totals for LF - 6 season(s)-   LF21915914833231131337334.9911.530.23-----2190.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 5 season(s)-   CF14910210412739102292282.9661.890.27-----1490.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH901--------------900.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 6 season(s)-   RF6351477123432130127.9772.020.27-----630.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF133--2991565320314.9812.36------1330.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 2 season(s)-   CF16--411-142421.0002.63------160.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF13--23-1-2423.9581.77------130.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF12--162-118181.0001.50------120.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF153--3101163327321.9822.10------1530.00.0
AA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF9--202-122221.0002.44------90.00.0
AA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF1--2---221.0002.00------10.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF66--140611147146.9932.21------660.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF124--309122-323321.9942.59------1240.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF55--13041-135134.9932.44------550.00.0
Rk Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF3--4---441.0001.33------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1999Lowell Spinners NYPLA-bos22---------55-
2000Augusta GreenJackets SALAbos23---------124-
2001Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min24---------66-
2001New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin24---------60-
2002New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin25---------93-
2002Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAmin25---------46-
2003Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin26---------44-
2003Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26------8136-4
2004Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin27---------1-
2004Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27------814610-26
2005Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28------186316-44
2006Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin29---------7-
2006Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29------641322-5
2007Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin30---------35-
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30------35143-3
2009Louisville Bats ILAAAcin32------83---
2012Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal35------4138--
2012Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35------13-6-8
2013Gulf Coast Orioles GCLRkbal36--------3--
2013Bowie Baysox EastAAbal36------1-9--
2013Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal36--------5--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2003Minnesota TwinsDiv SeriesMLB2611000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2004Minnesota TwinsDiv SeriesMLB27311131002110220000.273.385.364.7494113.333.091.0910.0015.380.000.000.0033.33
2006Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB29205111133136303920000.255.321.529.85027756.256.274.3925.3616.073.005.3617.0053.85
2009Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3211000000000000001.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2012Baltimore OriolesDiv SeriesMLB3538131001000000000.375.375.500.875418.375.125.1250.000.000.000.000.0033.33
2013Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3617378153026224700000.405.463.6491.11224541.464.244.3519.7617.071.754.8818.5033.33
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs38891928615125271620001.315.378.573.951511298.338.258.3717.1416.332.295.1017.8042.86
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs720262003110320000.300.364.400.7648222.353.100.1000.0013.640.000.000.0033.33

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2014Long Island DucksAtlIndIndy-37Hitting Coach1407367.521--1Kevin Baez
2015Long Island DucksAtlIndIndy-38Bench Coach1398059.5769.02Kevin BaezLost in Semi-Finals
2017Long Island DucksAtlIndIndy-40Bench Coach1407367.5213.03Kevin BaezLost in Finals
* 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 [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2000South Atlantic League All-Star Team (OF)1
2002Baseball America Minor League 2nd All-Star Team (OF) ... Eastern League All-Star Team (OF) ... Minnesota Twins Minor League Player of the Year3
2005American League Player of the Week (August 15-August 21)1
2014Atlantic League All-Star (OF) ... Atlantic League Player of the Year2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2013-08-27CF-RFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Orioles37.015  
2013-08-14CF-RFBaltimore OriolesBowie (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Bowie (AA)37.002Team Roster on 2013-08-14
2013-08-08CF-RFBaltimore OriolesGulf Coast Orioles (Rk)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Gulf Coast Orioles (Rk)36.361Team Roster on 2013-08-08
2013-05-12CF-RFBaltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured36.273Team Roster on 2013-05-12
2013-04-16CF-RFBaltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Norfolk (AAA)36.247Team Roster on 2013-04-16
2013-04-06CF-RFBaltimore OriolesBowie (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Bowie (AA)36.237Team Roster on 2013-04-06
2012-11-09CF-RFBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract36.089Team Roster on 2012-11-09
2012-11-06CF-RFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentRefused minor league assignment. Elected free agency36.086  
2012-11-02CF-RFBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to minors36.082Team Roster on 2012-11-02
2012-07-29dhBaltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Norfolk (AAA)35.351Team Roster on 2012-07-29
2012-05-18LF-CFBaltimore OriolesNorfolk (AAA)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract35.279Team Roster on 2012-05-18
2007-02-02CF-RFMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.985m) [Avoided arbitration]30.174Team Roster on 2007-02-02
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2007-10-11Free AgentElected free agency 
2007-05-11InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-03-24InjuredDisabled -- Left knee surgery 
2007-02-02ContractSigned by Twins to avoid arbitration 
2006-08-14InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-07-13InjuredDisabled -- strained right oblique 
2003-09-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-07-20InjuredDisabled -- fractured right forearm 
2000-09-10TradeTraded by Red Sox to Twins for RHP Hector Carrasco 
2000-09-09TradeTraded by Red Sox to Twins for Hector Carrasco. 
1999-06-07Contractsigned 
* 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
2003Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll26300,000-70333-2,163,527300,000300,000
2004Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll27300,000-75534-2,070,100300,000600,000
2005Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll28385,000-54917392,189,055300,000985,000
2006Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll29425,000-52317352,365,072327,0001,410,000
2007Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll30985,000-41716492,459,737380,0002,395,0002007-02-02 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.985m) [Avoided arbitration]
2012Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll35480,000-76033-2,954,887480,0002,875,0002012-05-18 - Signed to minor league contract
* 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