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Eric MunsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1997-2011 MLB Years: 2000-2009
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
Futures Game

Positions1B-546, C-207, 3B-202, DH-27, OF-3, LF-1Position when DraftedC-1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameEric Walter Munson
Height6-3Weight220BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 3,1977 [41.049]PlaceSan Diego,California
High SchoolMount Carmel (San Diego,CA)
CollegeUSC (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1999 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Atlanta Braves [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (62nd overall) of the 1996 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$3,500,000Signing ScoutsDennis LieberthalService Time4.058 (2007)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2000-MLB-#23 ... 2000-DET-#1 ... 2001-MLB-#70 ... 2001-DET-#3 ... 2002-DET-#3 ... 2003-DET-#5
MLB DebutJuly 18,2000 [22.288]
OrganizationsDET [6] HOU [2] MIL [1] OAK [1] SDN [1] TBA [1] Awards10
TBC Player ID670Retrosheet IDmunse001MLBAM ID276347
RelationshipsCousin of Matt Munson
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Player Notes:   Member of the 1997-1998 United States National Baseball team
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed32Power73Contact48XBH75RBIs67Runs42Hitting44Durability44Team.474Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1997USCPac10NCAA-13b19622325778110135083423600000.336.438.552.99012824274.355.216.418.43315.3313.140.864.7417.8530.77
1998USCPac10NCAA-13b20471714567150165663341900000.392.493.7601.25313031205.375.368.585.52516.599.270.567.8010.6946.27
1999USCPac10NCAA-13b2141153455361154154302740306.346.458.6931.15110622190.333.347.549.47915.7914.210.907.8910.2041.51
1999West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAdet-1b21672524267161144431374790134.266.378.504.88212731299.276.238.393.38112.3715.721.274.6818.0046.27
1999Lakeland TigersFSLA+det-2126020001001100000.333.429.333.762207.400.000.167.36114.2914.291.000.000.000.00
1999Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         692584269161144531384890134.267.379.500.87912931306.279.233.388.38112.4215.691.264.5818.4344.93
2000Jacksonville SunsSouAAdet301b229836552922141568523996180658.252.348.455.80316640428.296.203.318.3469.1122.432.463.5024.3343.48
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet171b2235000001000100000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
2001Erie SeaWolvesEastAAdet391b2314251988135351261020384141110666.260.371.482.85325062620.304.222.378.36513.5522.741.684.1919.9645.93
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet501b23176641031160132100002.152.188.273.46118569.205.121.152.2004.3530.437.001.4566.0050.00
2002Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet391b24136477771253042484137711470859.262.367.493.86023558569.291.231.388.36913.5320.041.484.2219.8846.40
2002Detroit TigersALMLBdet33dh24185931100250061110101.186.269.288.55717267.191.102.203.2548.9616.421.832.9929.5018.18
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet313b2599313287590185030356111714.240.312.441.75313827357.237.201.323.3239.8017.091.745.0417.3936.00
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet313b261093213668142194911299061031.212.289.445.73414335357.231.233.324.3138.1225.213.105.3216.8951.47
2005Durham BullsILAAAtba-1b27100382671092202571113881212411.285.351.539.89020647425.302.254.353.3778.9419.062.135.8815.2843.12
2005Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba24dh-3b271118231002004310102.167.333.222.5554124.188.055.278.27416.6712.500.750.000.0033.33
2006Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou-of-c28932681028003420001.250.351.469.82015337.231.219.313.3588.1110.811.335.4116.0037.50
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou58,13c285314110286051900113230112.199.269.348.6174911156.219.149.227.2697.0520.512.913.2128.2039.29
2007Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou9c2950173284918072611243410311.283.368.509.8778825201.311.226.364.37611.9416.921.423.4824.7151.02
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou13c295013214314041500161500218.235.313.356.669478150.235.121.242.29710.6710.000.942.6733.0025.81
2008Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil271b-c3027857145011201142420101.165.294.259.553226102.213.094.247.26313.7323.531.710.9885.0042.86
2009Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak25c319935150932221368015471316210.265.362.450.81215837415.293.185.336.35513.0117.111.313.1327.0039.78
2009Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak283111000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2010Newark BearsAtlInd-24324516122426082701213021303.261.348.447.7957214188.270.186.311.35011.1715.961.434.2620.1333.33
2010Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn331b-3b324713414273072001263550013.201.352.381.7335110165.217.180.366.33415.7621.211.354.2419.1437.04
2011Bridgeport BluefishAtlInd--33195698200400111300002.143.284.179.46310267.186.036.232.23216.4219.401.180.000.0025.00
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter361105697226373491474210423412212620.214.289.394.683416891186.225.180.280.0008.7719.732.254.1321.5539.38
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter7772776431721173121345041114397648602332754.260.361.476.83713203193268.290.216.358.00012.1519.831.634.1020.7244.24
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter468163424942510167928938236363222201336.260.357.474.8317751861914.285.214.356.00012.3318.971.544.1320.6843.76
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2408841402275654117055123237290121114.257.362.471.8334161021048.301.214.353.00011.7422.611.933.9121.5644.93
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter26020001001100000.333.429.333.762207.400.000.167.00014.2914.291.000.000.000.00
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter672524267161144431374790134.266.378.504.88212731299.276.238.393.00012.3715.721.274.6818.0046.27
Ind Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter6421731508083101324321305.230.331.378.7098216255.249.148.290.00012.5516.861.343.1427.1332.00
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1505561471983214414719101068240306.356.460.6551.11536477669.356.299.505.00015.8412.260.776.5812.6438.89
Detroit Tigers Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter2467647116426340111427318482848.215.287.414.70131669855.226.199.297.0008.5421.522.524.6819.1042.07
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1032732459100934002747303210.216.291.352.6439619306.227.136.234.0008.8215.361.742.9430.3332.20
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1118231002004310102.167.333.222.5554124.188.055.278.00016.6712.500.750.000.0033.33
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162474441011712266214710551539.214.289.394.68318740532.225.180.280.0008.7719.732.254.1321.5539.38
Average Minor - Per 162 games162579901503632810523831351307611.260.361.476.83727567681.290.216.358.00012.1519.831.634.1020.7244.24

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter00--00000000.0010000000----------0.00--
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter00--00000000.0010000000----------0.00--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1999West Michigan Whitecaps MidwAdet211B33--28127331311308.9909.33------6749.323.6
1999West Michigan Whitecaps MidwAdet21C5--382--40401.0008.00------677.53.6
2000Jacksonville Suns SouAAdet221B74--64051861699691.9899.34------9875.552.9
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet221B3-1216-121716.9415.331.33-----3100.01.9
2001Erie SeaWolves EastAAdet231B129--103193179411411124.9858.71------14290.890.8
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet231B17-14614214114157156.9949.181.07-----17100.010.5
2002Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet241B129--1159891211812601248.9909.67------13694.989.6
2002Detroit TigersALMLBdet24DH14---------------1877.88.7
2002Detroit TigersALMLBdet241B4-34293133332.9708.000.94-----1822.22.5
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet253B9188781681501913237218.9202.400.28-----9991.956.2
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet25DH2---------------992.01.2
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet263B9487740511771617244228.9342.430.31-----10986.258.0
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet26DH7---------------1096.44.3
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet26C1-1-------------1090.90.6
2005Durham Bulls ILAAAtba271B93--808581585881866.9839.31------10093.064.6
2005Durham Bulls ILAAAtba273B1--1-1-21.5001.00------1001.00.7
2005Durham Bulls ILAAAtba27C1--1---111.0001.00------1001.00.7
2005Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27DH3---------------1127.31.9
2005Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba273B211311--221.0001.000.15-----1118.21.2
2005Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba271B1-33---331.0003.001.00-----119.10.6
2005Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27LF1-11---111.0001.001.00-----119.10.6
2006Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou28C3--192112221.9557.00-----2933.32.1
2006Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou28OF3--4---441.0001.33------933.32.1
2006Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou281B3--221-423231.0007.67------933.32.1
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28C37302751971012208207.9955.590.7515865.245369.822.8
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou281B4225291-430301.0007.501.20-----537.52.5
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28DH11--------------531.90.6
2007Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou29C35--2232555253248.9807.09-----35070.024.6
2007Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou291B15--1219114131130.9928.67------5030.010.6
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29C43363092151422231229.9915.330.7426389.725086.026.5
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou291B5-1111---11111.0002.201.00-----5010.03.1
2008Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil301B12--1107113118117.9929.75------2744.48.6
2008Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil30C9--555216260.9686.67-----32733.36.4
2008Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil303B1---11-21.5001.00------273.70.7
2009Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak31C73--4903324525523.9967.16-571282.699973.751.0
2009Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak311B5--353163938.9747.60------995.13.5
2010Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn321B19--15611413171167.9778.79------4740.413.2
2010Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn323B13--1014212624.9231.85------4727.79.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B18717615341203283530483448.9282.400.29-----1870.00.0
MLB Totals for C - 3 season(s)-   C81665854122434439436.9935.380.75411178.86810.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 6 season(s)-   1B34223123018323251248.9887.291.07-----340.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 5 season(s)-   DH271--------------270.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF1-11---111.0001.001.00-----10.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 7 season(s)-   1B276--24111783425326232589.9879.38------2760.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 5 season(s)-   C121--788651011863853.9887.05-571282.6171210.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B15--1115413026.8671.73------150.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF3--4---441.0001.33------30.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B203--16711442515518401815.9868.94------2030.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B33--28127331311308.9909.33------330.00.0
A Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C5--382--40401.0008.00------50.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1999West Michigan Whitecaps MidwAdet21-533--------
2000Jacksonville Suns SouAAdet22--74--------
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet22--3--------
2001Erie SeaWolves EastAAdet23--129--------
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet23--17--------
2002Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet24--129--------
2002Detroit TigersALMLBdet24--4-------14
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet25-----91----2
2004Detroit TigersALMLBdet26-1---94----7
2005Durham Bulls ILAAAtba27-193--1-----
2005Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27--1--21---3
2006Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou28-33------3-
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28-374-------1
2007Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou29-3515--------
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29-435--------
2008Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil30-912--1-----
2009Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak31-735--------
2010Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn32--19--13-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Scottsdale ScorpionsArizona Fall LgMinor21341302038525220092500000.292.338.477.8156212139.330.185.2546.4717.992.783.6026.0031.58
2002Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor2425020000000000001.400.400.400.800205.400.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2006Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB28275592070512003910101.364.400.7641.164421260.357.400.4555.0015.003.008.3311.0060.00
2007Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB29254571711111107500002.378.462.511.97323352.410.133.31113.469.620.711.9245.0017.65
2008Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB3014307105016003630103.333.432.6001.03218637.375.267.3678.1116.222.002.7030.0060.00
2010San Diego PadresMLB Spring TrainingMLB3257000000000200000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 2 yrs361352040525220092500001.296.340.474.8146412144.333.178.2446.2517.362.783.4727.0030.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs71137234713172910132240206.343.410.6061.0168321156.364.263.3658.3314.101.694.4919.5744.68

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2012USC TrojansPac12NCAACollege-34Assistant Coach30822.26712.010Frank Cruz
* 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 [10]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1996High School All-American - 1st Team (C)1
19971st Team College Freshman All-American (C) ... Pac-10 Conference All-Conference (C)2
19982nd Team College All-American (C) ... College World Series All-Tournament Team (C) ... CWS Regionals Most Outstanding Player (Clemson)3
1999CWS Regionals Most Outstanding Player (Los Angeles) ... Midwest League All-Star Team (DH)2
2001Eastern League All-Star Team (1B)1
2002Detroit Tigers Minor League Player of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2007-12-11ContractSigned by Brewers (1-year) 
2007-10-15Claimed off waivers by Brewers from Astros 
2007-01-04ContractSigned by Astros (1-year) 
2005-12-22ContractSigned by Astros (minor) 
2005-08-03InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-07-02InjuredDisabled -- bruised ribcage 
2005-04-03ContractSigned by Devil Rays (minor) 
2005-03-27Relased by Twins 
2004-12-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-10-01InjuredActivated from DL 
1999-06-24Contractsigned 
* 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
1999Detroit Tigers-213,500,000-------3,500,000Signing Bonus out of 1999 Draft (1st round - 3rd overall)
2000Detroit TigersTeam Payroll22175,000-79532-1,394,248200,0003,675,000
2001Detroit TigersTeam Payroll23200,000-77133-1,897,758200,0003,875,000
2002Detroit TigersTeam Payroll24200,000-75734-2,011,045200,0004,075,000
2003Detroit TigersTeam Payroll251,700,000-3039632,163,527300,0005,775,000
2004Detroit TigersTeam Payroll261,487,500-3189652,070,100300,0007,262,500
2005Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll27300,000-79428-2,189,055300,0007,562,500
2006Houston AstrosTeam Payroll28350,000-59023272,365,072327,0007,912,500
2007Houston AstrosTeam Payroll29380,0004.05873727-2,459,737380,0008,292,500
2009Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll31400,000-72425-2,746,792400,0008,692,500
* 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