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Gil MecheTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1996-2010 MLB Years: 1999-2010
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Drafted
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-361Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameGilbert Allen Meche
Height6-3Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 8,1978 [40.069]PlaceLafayette,Louisiana
High SchoolAcadiana (Lafayette,LA)

DraftedSelected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 1st round (22nd overall) of the 1996 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$820,000Signing ScoutsChris SmithService Time9.029 (2009)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1998-MLB-#82 ... 1999-MLB-#78 ... 1999-SEA-#4
MLB DebutJuly 6,1999 [20.301]
OrganizationsSEA [10] KCA [4] Awards2
TBC Player ID715Retrosheet IDmechg001MLBAM ID219194
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (48.90%) -- Slider (19.56%) -- Curveball (16.82%) -- Changeup (8.96%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (5.76%)
Fastball Velocity [2010] - 92.69
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Kansas City Royals in 2007-2009
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts54Walks40Hittable58SO/BB46vsPower58Hitting0Durability58Team.491Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1996Arizona MarinersArizRksea-Rel17016.0020200003.04220140001.6712.00--3.0012.004.00.000-
1997Everett Aqua SoxNwstA-sea-ST18343.9812120100074.2754033724627001.339.040.842.897.472.58.429-
1997Wisconsin Timber RattlersMidwAsea-ST18023.00220000012.0125414142101.339.000.753.0010.503.50.000-
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0363.8414140100086.2874537828769101.339.030.832.917.892.71.333-
1998Wisconsin Timber RattlersMidwAsea-ST19873.44262600000149.0136775796316812201.348.210.543.8110.152.67.533-
1999New Haven RavensEastAAsea-ST20343.0510100000059.0512420326564001.317.780.463.978.542.15.429-
1999Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-ST20223.19660000031.0311211313242001.429.000.873.776.971.85.500-
1999Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0563.1016160000090.0823631639806001.348.200.603.908.002.05.455-
1999Seattle MarinersALMLBsea55ST20844.7316151000085.2734845957471001.527.670.955.994.940.82.6675.40
2000Everett Aqua SoxNwstA-sea-ST21019.0011000001.03110000003.0027.00------0.00.000-
2000Wisconsin Timber RattlersMidwAsea-ST21000.0011000005.01000260000.601.80--3.6010.803.00--
2000Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-ST21113.86330000014.01076110150001.436.430.646.439.641.50.500-
2000Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--ST0123.15550000020.01487112210001.306.300.455.409.451.75.333-
2000Seattle MarinersALMLBsea55ST21443.7815150110085.2753736740602001.347.880.744.206.301.50.5004.20
2002San Antonio MissionsTexAAsea55S/R23466.51251312001065.0684947832560001.549.421.114.437.751.75.400-
2003Seattle MarinersALMLBsea55ST2415134.59323201000186.0187979530631307001.349.031.453.046.282.06.5364.74
2004Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-ST25135.0510100000057.0553732827454001.448.681.264.267.111.67.250-
2004Seattle MarinersALMLBsea55ST25775.01232301100127.213973712147994001.469.801.483.316.982.11.5004.74
2005Seattle MarinersALMLBsea12,46ST261085.09292630020143.015392811872834001.579.611.134.525.211.15.5565.00
2006Seattle MarinersALMLBsea55ST271184.48323201000186.21831069324841564201.438.821.164.057.521.86.5794.50
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca55ST289133.67343401000216.0218988822621563001.309.080.922.586.502.52.4093.98
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca55ST2914113.98343400000210.0204989319731835001.328.730.813.127.832.51.5603.61
2009Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-ST30113.1222000008.23330741101.153.12--7.274.150.57.500-
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca55ST306105.09232301100129.014481731758957001.5710.051.194.056.631.64.3754.69
2010Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca-ST31000.0011000004.02000330001.254.50--6.756.751.00--
2010Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-S/R31018.3141300008.210881460001.6210.381.044.156.231.50.000-
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0015.68523000012.212881790001.508.530.714.976.391.29.000-
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca55S/R31055.6920911101061.2654239938411001.679.491.315.555.981.08.0005.50
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter84834.492582431573301429.11441772714176594105038201.429.051.113.736.601.77.5031.38
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter23334.1010588171010490.04612652244121646332401.388.430.753.958.472.14.411-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter584.53252230000118.010967601361947101.428.220.984.607.091.54.385-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter7104.713624120010128.0121736711611154001.428.510.774.298.091.89.412-
A Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter893.31292900000166.01498261106918814301.318.080.543.7410.192.72.471-
A- Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter354.0413130100075.2784134724627001.359.280.832.857.372.58.375-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter016.0020200003.04220140001.6712.00--3.0012.004.00.000-
Seattle Mariners Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter55444.6514714344220813.081045342110936357522201.448.941.204.016.351.58.556-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter29394.27111100113110616.16313192936723147516001.409.200.983.376.932.06.426-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13134.49403731000220.022111911027911616001.429.051.113.736.601.77.5001.38
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings10154.10473980000220.0206118100189720714201.388.430.753.958.472.14.400-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2003Seattle MarinersALMLBsea55p2425010000000100000.200.200.200.400105.250.000.000.1780.0020.000.000.000.000.00
2005Seattle MarinersALMLBsea12,46p26294010001000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.000.2220.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2006Seattle MarinersALMLBsea55p2724000000000300000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca55p2824000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca55p2914110001000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.000.2240.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca55p3012000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter3723130002000900000.130.130.130.2603023.214.000.000.0000.0039.130.000.000.000.00
Seattle Mariners Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3313020001000500000.154.154.154.3082013.250.000.000.0000.0038.460.000.000.000.00
Kansas City Royals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter410110001000400000.100.100.100.2001010.167.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16210141300090003900000.130.130.130.260130101.214.000.000.0000.0039.130.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1997Everett Aqua Sox NwstA-sea18P12--1019133029.9672.42------12100.015.8
1997Wisconsin Timber Rattlers MidwAsea18P2--2-1-32.6671.00------2100.01.4
1998Wisconsin Timber Rattlers MidwAsea19P26--1128124039.9751.50------26100.019.0
1999New Haven Ravens EastAAsea20P10--34--771.0000.70------10100.07.1
1999Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea20P6--131-54.8000.67------6100.04.3
1999Seattle MarinersALMLBsea20P16-85108--18181.0001.130.21-----16100.09.9
2000Everett Aqua Sox NwstA-sea21P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.01.3
2000Wisconsin Timber Rattlers MidwAsea21P1--11-1221.0002.00------1100.00.7
2000Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea21P3--1-1-21.5000.33------3100.02.1
2000Seattle MarinersALMLBsea21P15-8577--14141.0000.930.16-----15100.09.3
2002San Antonio Missions TexAAsea23P25--78--15151.0000.60------25100.017.9
2003Seattle MarinersALMLBsea24P32321861520123635.9721.090.19-----32100.019.8
2004Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea25P10--46-110101.0001.00------10100.07.0
2004Seattle MarinersALMLBsea25P2323127571-1312.9230.520.09-----23100.014.2
2005Seattle MarinersALMLBsea26P2926143822113130.9681.030.21-----29100.017.9
2006Seattle MarinersALMLBsea27P32321861318123231.9690.970.17-----32100.019.8
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28P34342161522354037.9251.090.17-----34100.021.0
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29P3434210628413834.8951.000.16-----34100.021.0
2009Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca30P2--11--221.0001.00------2100.01.4
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30P2323129821-229291.0001.260.22-----23100.014.2
2010Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca31P1---------------1100.00.7
2010Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca31P4---2--221.0000.50------4100.02.8
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31P20961741-1211.9170.550.18-----20100.012.3
MLB Totals for P - 10 season(s)-   P2582131428941571213263251.9540.970.18-----2580.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P25--712212119.9050.76------250.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P36--1012--22221.0000.61------360.00.0
A Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P29--1429234543.9561.48------290.00.0
A- Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P13--1020133130.9682.31------130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1997Everett Aqua Sox NwstA-sea1812----------
1997Wisconsin Timber Rattlers MidwAsea182----------
1998Wisconsin Timber Rattlers MidwAsea1926----------
1999New Haven Ravens EastAAsea2010----------
1999Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea206----------
1999Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2016----------
2000Everett Aqua Sox NwstA-sea211----------
2000Wisconsin Timber Rattlers MidwAsea211----------
2000Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea213----------
2000Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2115----------
2002San Antonio Missions TexAAsea2325----------
2003Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2432----------
2004Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea2510----------
2004Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2523----------
2005Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2629----------
2006Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2732----------
2007Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2834----------
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2934----------
2009Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca302----------
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3023----------
2010Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca311----------
2010Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca314----------
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca3120----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006Seattle MarinersMLB Spring TrainingMLB27015.40440000013.110882611001.226.751.354.057.431.835.40.000
2007Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB28037.31440000016.02213134611101.7512.382.253.386.191.837.31.000
2008Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB29323.74550000021.2231091414201.279.550.421.665.823.504.15.600
2009Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB30000.39000000023.02011030111.007.830.001.170.000.000.39.000
2010Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB31226.55440000011.01698153001.9113.090.824.092.450.607.36.500
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs584.1317170000085.091413982439411.359.640.852.544.131.634.34.385

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2912000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3012000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs64000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2003AL Comeback Player of the Year1
2007Kansas City Royals Player of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-01-18Released by Royals 
2010-09-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-07-14InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2010-04-11InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-04-03InjuredDisabled -- Right Shoulder Bursitis 
2009-08-13InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-07-18InjuredDisabled -- Lower left back 
2006-12-07ContractSigned by Royals (5-years) 
2005-09-16InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-08-20InjuredDisabled -- patellar tendinitis in his right knee 
2005-01-11ContractSigned by Mariners (1-year) 
2001-11-06On disabled list 
2001-04-01InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
1996-06-09Contractsigned 
* 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
1996Seattle Mariners-17820,000-------820,000Signing Bonus out of 1996 Draft (1st round - 22nd overall)
1999Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll20200,000-80732-1,454,491200,0001,020,000
2000Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll21252,500-61727321,394,248200,0001,272,500
2003Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll24325,000-57926282,163,527300,0001,597,500
2004Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll251,950,000-27716702,070,100300,0003,547,500
2005Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll262,535,000-2631371++2,189,055300,0006,082,500
2006Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll273,700,000-2081075++2,365,072327,0009,782,500
2007Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll287,400,000-108387++2,459,737380,00017,182,500
2008Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll2911,400,000-62294++2,696,252390,00028,582,500
2009Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll3011,400,0009.02969292++2,746,792400,00039,982,500
2010Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll3112,400,000-53195++2,812,412400,00052,382,500
* 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