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Matt LawtonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1992-2006 MLB Years: 1995-2006
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Drafted
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PositionsRF-787, LF-384, OF-332, CF-102, DH-53, 2B-50Position when Drafted2BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMatthew Lawton Jr.
Height5-10Weight186BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 3,1971 [46.285]PlaceGulfport,Mississippi
High SchoolHarrison Central (Gulfport,MS)
CollegeGulf Coast State College (Panama City,FL)

DraftedSelected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 13th round (336th overall) of the 1991 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsCal Ermer
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1996-MLB-#8
MLB DebutSeptember 5,1995 [23.307]
OrganizationsMIN [10] CLE [3] CHN [1] NYA [1] NYN [1] PIT [1] SEA [1] Awards3
TBC Player ID836Retrosheet IDlawtm002MLBAM ID117566
RelationshipsBrother of Marcus Lawton, Cousin of Fred Lewis
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed74Power57Contact84XBH56RBIs59Runs57Hitting66Durability61Team.485Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1992Gulf Coast TwinsGCLRkmin-2b2053173394583226201272791700.260.375.376.7516513217.285.116.382.34612.4412.441.000.9286.5028.89
1993Fort Wayne WizardsMidwAmin-of2111134050972139382315654280230.285.410.444.85415133415.302.159.374.38415.6610.120.652.1737.7834.02
1994Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-of22122446791343017514219806422337.300.407.419.82618738533.336.119.350.37115.0112.010.801.3163.7128.36
1995New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin-of231144127511119513542695670122318.269.371.434.80517937485.295.165.342.36011.5514.431.252.6831.6933.33
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin50of2321601119411121171130001.317.414.467.88128670.375.150.267.39510.0015.711.571.4360.0031.58
1996Salt Lake BuzzPCLAAAmin-of2453212406316173324263430202.297.379.481.86010224243.324.184.297.37710.7013.991.312.8830.2938.10
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin50rf247925234657164244282840216.258.339.365.7049214286.268.107.218.3189.799.791.002.1042.0021.54
1997Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin50rf-lf25142460741142931460747681101137.248.366.415.78119146548.273.167.339.35013.8714.781.072.5532.8640.35
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin50rf2615255791155366217716886641504610.278.387.478.86526663662.282.200.368.37812.999.670.743.1726.5240.65
1999Gulf Coast TwinsGCLRkmin-of2714010001000200000.250.250.250.500104.500.000.000.2260.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1999Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-of27414381002103100000.571.647.6431.2909117.615.072.357.57217.655.880.330.000.0012.50
1999Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         518391003103300000.500.571.5561.12710121.600.056.278.50614.2914.291.000.000.0011.11
1999Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin50rf27118406581051807542645742607711.259.353.355.70814425476.269.096.291.31811.978.820.741.4758.0023.81
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin50rf-lf281565618417144213882379163705810.305.405.460.86525859664.322.155.346.38013.709.490.691.9643.1534.50
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin50rf291033767111025010511966346302614.293.396.439.83516535444.311.146.348.36514.1910.360.732.2537.6031.82
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn23rf29481832445111313102223480002.246.352.366.7186715213.288.120.284.32510.3315.961.551.4161.0033.33
2001Totals for MLB-MLB         15155995155361136429885801102616.277.382.415.79723250657.303.138.327.35212.9412.180.941.9843.0032.26
2002Akron AerosEastAAcle-of30310100000003100000.000.231.000.2310013.000.000.300.16223.087.690.330.000.000.00
2002Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle11rf3011441671981921557895934810013.236.342.399.74116636484.226.163.303.33112.197.020.583.1027.7336.73
2003Akron AerosEastAAcle-31519110001002600001.053.143.053.1961021.077.000.105.1109.5228.573.000.000.000.00
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle11lf319937457931901553103474770108.249.343.420.76315734429.249.171.316.33710.9610.961.003.5024.9336.56
2004Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle11lf32150591109164250207023974841104321.277.366.421.78724945680.293.144.293.34710.8812.351.142.9429.5527.44
2005Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit50rf33101374531022811044169586190407.273.380.433.81316239445.300.160.334.36013.0313.711.052.2537.4038.24
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn50lf3319788192015104810003.244.289.308.59724383.261.064.128.2694.829.642.001.2078.0015.79
2001Totals for NL-NL         12045261121301114917962691004010.268.366.412.77818642528.293.144.299.34411.7413.071.112.0841.0934.71
2005Totals for MLB-MLB         14150067127301135318969771204010.254.356.396.75219844585.275.142.298.33611.7913.161.122.2238.4634.65
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya15rf-lf332148660024107820000.125.263.250.51312257.105.125.292.24512.2814.041.143.5124.0033.33
2005Totals for MLB-MLB         14150067127301135318969771204010.254.356.396.75219844585.275.142.298.33611.7913.161.122.2238.4634.65
2006Seattle MarinersALMLBsea15cf341127570001002200000.259.310.259.5697029.280.000.074.2646.906.901.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter13344763756127326717138631165666816139423034113.267.368.417.78519884225570.281.150.314.00012.2311.010.902.4834.5133.15
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter46616302884609513382061144826224734517718.282.389.426.8156951461948.310.144.345.00013.4512.680.941.9542.8931.74
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter53212406316173324263430202.297.379.481.86010224243.324.184.297.00010.7013.991.312.8830.2938.10
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1224417711219513552696177122319.254.358.408.76618037519.280.154.331.00011.7514.841.262.5033.9233.04
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter126460821423117534319836522337.309.414.426.84019639550.345.117.350.00015.0911.820.781.2765.7127.46
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11134050972139382315654280230.285.410.444.85415133415.302.159.374.00015.6610.120.652.1737.7834.02
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter54177394683227201272991700.260.373.373.7466613221.288.113.373.00012.2213.121.070.9088.5028.26
Minnesota Twins Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter771267242373916313723849634408335481213159.277.379.428.80711442483150.292.151.327.00012.9510.630.822.2937.1133.56
Cleveland Indians Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter36313812373556325018041211801652615342.257.352.414.7665721151593.260.157.302.00011.3010.360.923.1427.6232.39
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter101374531022811044169586190407.273.380.433.81316239445.300.160.334.00013.0313.711.052.2537.4038.24
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter481832445111313102223480002.246.352.366.7186715213.288.120.284.00010.3315.961.551.4161.0033.33
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter19788192015104810003.244.289.308.59724383.261.064.128.0004.829.642.001.2078.0015.79
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2148660024107820000.125.263.250.51312257.105.125.292.00012.2814.041.143.5124.0033.33
Seattle Mariners Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1127570001002200000.259.310.259.5697029.280.000.074.0006.906.901.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16257892155322177720883741104414.267.368.417.78524151676.281.150.314.00012.2311.010.902.4834.5133.15
Average Minor - Per 162 games162567100160335137240179186122626.282.389.426.81524251677.310.144.345.00013.4512.680.941.9542.8931.74

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1992Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin202B50--1291421220283271.9585.42------5394.386.2
1993Fort Wayne Wizards MidwAmin21OF47--656317471.9591.51------11142.334.8
1994Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min22OF107--188136-207201.9711.88------12287.779.9
1995New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin23OF110--2211222235233.9912.12------11496.577.5
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23OF19--3411-3635.9721.84------2190.513.2
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23DH1---------------214.80.7
1996Salt Lake Buzz PCLAAAmin24OF41--88-6-9488.9362.15------5377.428.5
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24RF60--14733-153150.9802.50------7975.937.0
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24CF18--491--50501.0002.78------7922.811.1
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24LF1---------------791.30.6
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24DH1---------------791.30.6
1997Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25RF67--129421135133.9851.99------14247.241.4
1997Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25LF58--108522115113.9831.95------14240.835.8
1997Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25CF23--43-3-4643.9351.87------14216.214.2
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26RF100--263933275272.9892.72------15265.861.7
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26CF47--113212116115.9912.45------15230.929.0
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26LF12--22---22221.0001.83------1527.97.4
1999Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin27OF1--1---111.0001.00------1100.01.7
1999Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min27OF4--8---881.0002.00------4100.02.9
1999Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27RF103--19234-199195.9801.89------11887.364.4
1999Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27LF10--14---14141.0001.40------1188.56.3
1999Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27CF6--7---771.0001.17------1185.13.8
1999Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27DH6---------------1185.13.8
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28RF83-64716323-168165.9821.990.26-----15653.251.2
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28LF67-541107211110109.9911.630.20-----15642.941.4
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28DH9---------------1565.85.6
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28CF3-217-1-87.8752.330.33-----1561.91.9
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29RF94-799193242199195.9802.070.24-----10391.358.0
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn29RF48-410961--97971.0002.020.24-----48100.029.6
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29DH7---------------1036.84.3
2002Akron Aeros EastAAcle30OF3--9---991.0003.00------3100.02.1
2002Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30RF85-699184562195189.9692.220.27-----11474.652.5
2002Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30LF23-202452--47471.0002.040.23-----11420.214.2
2002Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30DH3---------------1142.61.9
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31LF626153211631-120119.9921.920.22-----9962.638.3
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31DH21---------------9921.213.0
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31RF1312110171--18181.0001.380.16-----9913.18.0
2004Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32LF1241231070231732241238.9881.920.22-----15082.776.5
2004Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32RF1918167352113837.9741.950.22-----15012.711.7
2004Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32DH3---------------1502.01.9
2005Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33RF9898841206411211210.9952.140.25-----10197.060.5
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33LF181714029-1-3029.9671.610.21-----1994.711.1
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya33RF12109220-1-2120.9521.670.22-----2157.17.4
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya33LF854411---11111.0001.380.25-----2138.14.9
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33RF32184---441.0001.330.22-----1915.81.9
2006Seattle MarinersALMLBsea34CF553510---10101.0002.000.29-----1145.53.1
2006Seattle MarinersALMLBsea34RF2-51---111.0000.500.20-----1118.21.2
2006Seattle MarinersALMLBsea34DH21--------------1118.21.2
2006Seattle MarinersALMLBsea34LF119-------------119.10.6
MLB Totals for RF - 11 season(s)-   RF7871403788165036281017141686.9842.140.45-----7870.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 10 season(s)-   LF38420725386831985710702.9891.830.28-----3840.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 6 season(s)-   CF102556229352237232.9792.274.14-----1020.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 9 season(s)-   DH531--------------530.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF19--3411-3635.9721.84------190.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF41--88-6-9488.9362.15------410.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF113--2301222244242.9922.14------1130.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF111--196136-215209.9721.88------1110.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF47--656317471.9591.51------470.00.0
Rk Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B50--1291421220283271.9585.42------500.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1992Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin20---50-------
1993Fort Wayne Wizards MidwAmin21---------47-
1994Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min22---------107-
1995New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin23---------110-
1995Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23---------191
1996Salt Lake Buzz PCLAAAmin24---------41-
1996Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24------11860-1
1997Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25------582367--
1998Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26------1247100--
1999Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin27---------1-
1999Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min27---------4-
1999Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27------106103-6
2000Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28------67383-9
2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29--------94-7
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn29--------48--
2002Akron Aeros EastAAcle30---------3-
2002Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30------23-85-3
2003Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31------62-13-21
2004Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32------124-19-3
2005Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33--------98--
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33------18-3--
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya33------8-12--
2006Seattle MarinersALMLBsea34------152-2

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Seattle MarinersMLB Spring TrainingMLB3416497188008004710001.367.426.531.95726854.429.164.2457.4112.961.750.000.0044.44
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs16497188008004710001.367.426.531.95726854.429.164.2457.4112.961.750.000.0044.44

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1994Florida State League All-Star Team (OF)1
2000Minnesota Twins Player of the Year1
2001American League Player of the Week (July 2-July 8)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2006-05-30Released by Mariners 
2005-08-27TradeTraded by Cubs to Yankees for Justin Berg 
2005-07-31TradeTraded by Pirates with cash to Cubs for Jody Gerut. 
2005-07-18TradeTraded by Cubs to Indians for Jody Gerut 
2004-12-11TradeTraded by Indians to Pirates 
2003-10-03InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-07-27InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-07-12InjuredDisabled -- strained left calf 
2001-12-11TradeTraded by Mets with Billy Traber, Earl Snyder, Jerrod Riggan and Alex Escobar to Indians for Danny Peoples, Mike Bacsik and Roberto Alomar. 
2001-07-30TradeTraded by Twins to Mets for Rick Reed. 
1991-08-12Contractsigned 
* 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
1995Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll23109,000-75329-999,520109,000109,000
1996Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll24115,000-7492817957,870109,000224,000
1997Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll25150,000-76632-1,182,177150,000374,000
1998Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll26215,000-63318301,276,192170,000589,000
1999Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll271,700,000-280469++1,454,491200,0002,289,000
2000Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll282,000,000-258272++1,394,248200,0004,289,000
2001New York MetsTeam Payroll293,900,000-1751081++1,897,758200,0008,189,000
2001Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll293,900,000-175481++1,897,758200,0008,189,000
2002Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll305,250,000-129686++2,011,045200,00013,439,000
2003Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll316,750,000-97288++2,163,527300,00020,189,000
2004Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll327,250,000-78192++2,070,100300,00027,439,000
2005New York YankeesTeam Payroll337,750,000-841391++2,189,055300,00035,189,000
2005Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll337,750,000-84191++2,189,055300,00035,189,000
2005Chicago CubsTeam Payroll337,750,000-84591++2,189,055300,00035,189,000
2006Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll34400,000-53320342,365,072327,00035,589,000
* 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