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Howard BattleTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1990-2003 MLB Years: 1995-1999
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Drafted
Rated Prospect

Positions3B-1128, SS-71, 1B-33, 2B-2, DH-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameHoward Dion Battle
Height6-0Weight210BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 25,1972 [46.263]PlaceBiloxi,Mississippi
High SchoolMercy Cross (Biloxi,MS)

DraftedSelected by the Toronto Blue Jays [Team Picks] in the 4th round (123rd overall) of the 1990 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1992-MLB-#70 ... 1992-MLB-#4 ... 1993-MLB-#6 ... 1995-MLB-#10
MLB DebutSeptember 5,1995 [23.164]
OrganizationsTOR [6] ATL [3] CIN [1] LAN [1] MON [1] PHI [1] CHA [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID8580Retrosheet IDbatth001MLBAM ID110693
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed40Power57Contact67XBH57RBIs60Runs45Hitting56Durability66Team.476Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1990Medicine Hat Blue JaysPioRktor-3b1861233256217153252153820020.266.316.412.7289623250.300.146.223.3256.0015.202.532.0046.6037.10
1991Myrtle Beach HurricanesSALAtor-3b19138520821453342087157488730520.279.340.473.81324657576.299.194.302.3608.3315.101.813.4726.0039.31
1992Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-3b2013652076132273178568498951530.254.321.415.73621647580.274.161.252.3328.4515.341.822.9330.5935.61
1993Knoxville SmokiesSouAAtor-3b2114152166145215770129459471330.278.342.378.72019733577.326.100.192.3247.8016.292.091.2174.4322.76
1994Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-3b221395177214326814752624082317415.277.328.439.76722748568.301.162.286.3317.0414.442.052.4636.9333.57
1995Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-3b23118443431111748481011397331227.251.314.361.67516029488.283.110.196.3037.9914.961.871.6455.3826.13
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor143b23915330000104800000.200.368.200.5683019.429.000.333.29421.0542.112.000.000.000.00
1996Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi-3b241153913789241844382153226015.228.267.355.62213933422.241.127.169.2734.9812.562.521.9048.8837.08
1996Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi343b2455000000000200000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
1997San Antonio MissionsTexAAlan-1b251633281001000721000.242.286.273.5599136.308.031.030.2590.0019.440.000.000.0012.50
1997Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-3b25501391433323161262300203.237.265.353.618498147.261.116.151.2714.0815.653.832.0446.3324.24
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         661721641423171263021203.238.269.337.606589183.270.099.128.2683.2816.395.001.6457.3321.95
1998Birmingham BaronsSouAAcha-3b-1b261239674015004700200.179.244.359.60314545.182.180.282.2608.8915.561.752.2239.0071.43
1998Greenville BravesSouAAatl-3b267929141962721050323551203212.330.402.540.94215739331.369.210.333.40510.5715.411.463.0229.1040.63
1998Totals for Sou-Sou         91330471033121155323958205212.312.383.518.90117144376.346.206.327.38810.3715.431.492.9330.0042.72
1999Richmond BravesILAAAatl-3b27121454801292912474233366305212.284.333.511.84423254495.285.227.297.3596.6713.332.004.8518.9241.86
1999Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl513b271517260015002300001.353.421.529.9509119.385.176.294.41710.5315.791.505.2617.0016.67
2000Louisville RiverBatsILAAAcin-1b28145661000030021000002.179.207.179.38610058.217.000.036.1803.4517.245.000.000.000.00
2000HanshinJap WestIntl-285016518397081900102700000.236.280.424.7047015175.238.188.248.3035.7115.432.704.5720.6338.46
2001Richmond BravesILAAAatl-3b2913149153135210107625257711649.275.308.379.68718631524.305.104.149.2964.7714.693.081.9149.1022.96
2002St. Paul SaintsNorthernInd-3052210256610074101112100002.314.348.462.8109717221.324.148.195.3544.989.501.913.1730.0025.76
2002Ottawa LynxILAAAmon433b3056193204611041801102801017.238.276.358.6346915204.261.120.166.2774.9013.732.801.9648.2532.61
2003Gary RailCatsNorthernInd--312698101730080181710003.173.243.204.447203107.210.031.102.2117.4815.892.130.000.0017.65
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter29375900151061300001.243.349.324.67312143.348.081.270.00013.9530.232.172.3337.0011.11
Minor League Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter132748416231291261311316848560372785339462582.267.320.415.73520074235301.292.148.230.0007.0214.812.112.4736.9532.77
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter744268432569613116713544432176412126281370.259.305.399.70410722182906.280.140.210.0006.0614.182.342.4437.8031.32
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter248884115256537181261511841591128512.290.356.426.78237778989.333.136.236.0008.4916.081.891.8249.1130.47
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13652076132273178568498951530.254.321.415.73621647580.274.161.252.0008.4515.341.822.9330.5935.61
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter138520821453342087157488730520.279.340.473.81324657576.299.194.302.0008.3315.101.813.4726.0039.31
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter61233256217153252153820020.266.316.412.7289623250.300.146.223.0006.0015.202.532.0046.6037.10
Ind Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter78308358313074902193810005.269.314.380.69411720328.289.111.166.0005.7911.592.002.1344.0024.10
Intl Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5016518397081900102700000.236.280.424.7047015175.238.188.248.0005.7115.432.704.5720.6338.46
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1517260015002300001.353.421.529.9509119.385.176.294.00010.5315.791.505.2617.0016.67
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter915330000104800000.200.368.200.5683019.429.000.333.00021.0542.112.000.000.000.00
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter55000000000200000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16220728500062860347300006.243.349.324.673676240.348.081.270.00013.9530.232.172.3337.0011.11
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625917615832416841074596416310.267.320.415.73524552647.292.148.230.0007.0214.812.112.4736.9532.77

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1997Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-Rel25000.0010100100.01000010003.0027.00----27.000.00--
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100100.01000010003.0027.00----27.000.00--
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100100.01000010003.0027.00----27.000.00--
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings000.006600660006600220.066000006600003.0027.00----27.000.00--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1990Medicine Hat Blue Jays PioRktor183B52--2592342151117.7752.25------6185.278.8
1991Myrtle Beach Hurricanes SALAtor193B132--86184298299270.9032.05------13895.795.0
1992Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor203B123--682923315393360.9162.93------13690.4175.7
1993Knoxville Smokies SouAAtor213B141--883192917436407.9332.89------141100.099.3
1994Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor223B137--902582818376348.9262.54------13998.696.5
1995Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor233B90--401922211254232.9132.58------11876.363.8
1995Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor23SS34--42891111142131.9233.85------11828.824.1
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor233B6--16--771.0001.17------966.74.2
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23DH1---------------911.10.7
1996Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi243B88--58146189222204.9192.32------11576.562.0
1996Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi24SS27--3570411109105.9633.89------11523.519.0
1996Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi241B2--8---881.0004.00------1151.71.4
1996Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi243B1---------------520.00.6
1997San Antonio Missions TexAAlan251B4--461-347471.00011.75------1625.02.9
1997San Antonio Missions TexAAlan253B1---2--221.0002.00------166.30.7
1997Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan253B33--2351938374.8922.24------5066.023.4
1997Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan25SS2--21--331.0001.50------504.01.4
1997Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan251B1--6--3661.0006.00------502.00.7
1998Greenville Braves SouAAatl263B68--391261416179165.9222.43------7986.148.9
1998Greenville Braves SouAAatl26SS7--711-218181.0002.57------798.95.0
1998Birmingham Barons SouAAcha263B3--21--331.0001.00------1225.02.1
1998Birmingham Barons SouAAcha261B2--162141918.9479.00------1216.71.4
1998Greenville Braves SouAAatl262B1--11--221.0002.00------791.30.7
1999Richmond Braves ILAAAatl273B84--411141013165155.9391.85------12169.459.2
1999Richmond Braves ILAAAatl271B3--232232725.9268.33------1212.52.1
1999Richmond Braves ILAAAatl272B1--13-1441.0004.00------1210.80.7
1999Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl273B6--24--661.0001.00------1540.03.7
2000Louisville RiverBats ILAAAcin281B11--919-81001001.0009.09------1478.67.6
2000Louisville RiverBats ILAAAcin283B2--11--221.0001.00------1414.31.4
2001Richmond Braves ILAAAatl293B114--69208822285277.9722.43------13187.079.2
2001Richmond Braves ILAAAatl291B4--285-333331.0008.25------1313.12.8
2001Richmond Braves ILAAAatl29SS1--43--771.0007.00------1310.80.7
2002Ottawa Lynx ILAAAmon303B47--249065120114.9502.43------5683.933.3
2002Ottawa Lynx ILAAAmon301B6--161--17171.0002.83------5610.74.3
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B13--310--13131.0001.00------130.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 8 season(s)-   3B595--34610601018115071406.9332.36------5950.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 4 season(s)-   SS64--831631522261246.9433.84------640.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 6 season(s)-   1B27--17217217191189.9907.00------270.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1--13-1441.0004.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B213--1294484333620577.9312.71------2130.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS7--711-218181.0002.57------70.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B6--623176665.98510.83------60.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1--11--221.0002.00------10.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B123--682923315393360.9162.93------1230.00.0
A Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B132--86184298299270.9032.05------1320.00.0
Rk Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B52--2592342151117.7752.25------520.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1990Medicine Hat Blue Jays PioRktor18-----52-----
1991Myrtle Beach Hurricanes SALAtor19-----132-----
1992Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor20-----123-----
1993Knoxville Smokies SouAAtor21-----141-----
1994Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor22-----137-----
1995Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor23----3490-----
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23-----6----1
1996Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi24--2-2788-----
1996Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi24-----1-----
1997San Antonio Missions TexAAlan25--4--1-----
1997Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan25--1-233-----
1998Greenville Braves SouAAatl26---1768-----
1998Birmingham Barons SouAAcha26--2--3-----
1999Richmond Braves ILAAAatl27--31-84-----
1999Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl27-----6-----
2000Louisville RiverBats ILAAAcin28--11--2-----
2001Richmond Braves ILAAAatl29--4-1114-----
2002Ottawa Lynx ILAAAmon30--6--47-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Atlanta BravesDiv SeriesMLB2711000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1999Atlanta BravesChamp. SeriesMLB2732000000100200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.5000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs32000000100200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.5000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2000-01-12Purchased by Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central) from Braves. 
1998-06-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Braves. 
1998-06-07Released by White Sox. 
1998-01-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1997-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-09-30Claimed on waivers by Dodgers from Phillies. 
1995-12-06TradeTraded by Blue Jays with Ricardo Jordan to Phillies for Paul Quantrill. 
* 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
1995Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll23109,000-75332-999,520109,000109,000
1996Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll24109,000-78639-957,870109,000218,000
1999Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll27200,000-80740-1,454,491200,000418,000
* 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