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Joe CarterTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1981-1998 MLB Years: 1983-1998
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion
HR Derby

PositionsOF-1829, 1B-308, DH-176, LF-163, RF-71, 3B-1, 2B-1Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJoseph Chris Carter
Height6-3Weight215BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 7,1960 [58.106]PlaceOklahoma City,Oklahoma
High SchoolMillwood (Oklahoma City,OK)
CollegeWichita State University (Wichita,KS)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (46th overall) of the 1980 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 27th round (676th overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-CHN-#2 ... 1984-CHN-#2
MLB DebutJuly 30,1983 [23.145]
OrganizationsTOR [7] CLE [6] CHN [4] BAL [1] SDN [1] SFN [1] Awards11Awards Voting8-504
TBC Player ID9693Retrosheet IDcartj001MLBAM ID112064
RelationshipsUncle of Yusuf Carter
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Player Notes:   Member of the MLB 30/30 club (30hr+30sb) in 1987 ... Member of the Toronto Blue Jays Level of Excellence
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed79Power83Contact57XBH81RBIs85Runs80Hitting63Durability85Team.485Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1981Midland CubsTexAAchn-of2167249426715353512283021110.269.296.414.71010323261.288.145.217.3203.0711.493.751.9249.8034.33
1982Midland CubsTexAAchn-of22110427841362282598154265143710.319.358.583.94124955467.310.264.351.4075.5710.921.965.3517.0840.44
1983Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-of2312452282160276228340121710306130.307.328.508.83626555546.347.201.287.3663.1118.866.064.0323.7334.38
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33of2323516911011002101001.176.176.235.41112252.300.059.078.1820.0040.380.000.000.0022.22
1984Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-of246124845771271467116203130250.310.366.585.95114533273.307.275.375.4107.3311.361.555.1317.7142.86
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30of2466244326761134124114810102.275.307.467.77411420257.293.192.230.3444.2818.684.365.0618.7729.85
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30of25143489641282701559246257423429.262.298.409.70720042523.280.147.235.3124.7814.152.962.8732.6032.81
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30of-1b2616266310820036929121297329551838.302.335.514.84934174709.313.212.294.3684.5113.402.974.0922.8637.00
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle301b-of2714958883155272321063162710591468.264.304.480.78428261629.270.216.304.3334.2916.693.895.0918.3839.35
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30of28157621851683662798275358271666.271.314.478.79229769670.272.207.300.3475.2212.242.344.0323.0041.07
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30of2916265184158324351051353911282586.243.292.465.75730371705.242.222.295.3335.5315.892.874.9618.6044.94
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn17of30162634791472712411522648937081812.232.290.391.68124852697.234.159.260.2956.8913.341.943.4426.4235.37
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29of311626388917442333108209491121009126.273.330.503.83332178706.281.230.324.3616.9415.862.294.6719.3344.83
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29of3215862297164307341191253610911113414.264.309.498.80731071683.264.234.304.3555.2715.963.034.9818.2943.29
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29of33155603921533353312183471139010510.254.312.489.80129571669.257.235.322.3457.0316.892.404.9318.2746.41
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29of3411143570118252271031103364201366.271.317.524.84122854483.255.253.354.3496.8313.251.945.5916.1145.76
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29of351395587014123025761213787305511.253.300.428.72823948603.257.175.262.3156.1414.432.354.1522.3234.04
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29lf3615762584158357301077644106706212.253.306.475.78129772682.259.222.294.3346.4515.542.414.4020.8345.57
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor43,29dh-1b3715761276143304211028240105709512.234.284.399.68324455668.246.165.240.2955.9915.722.633.1429.1438.46
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29rf-dh38852833670151113431184820047.247.297.424.72112027303.263.177.247.3105.9415.842.673.6325.7338.57
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn291b-rf38411051531707291061300402.295.322.562.8845914115.270.267.333.3695.2211.302.176.0915.0045.16
1998Totals for MLB-MLB         12638851101221186341246120449.260.304.461.76517941418.265.201.271.3265.7414.592.544.3121.5640.59
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter2189842211702184432533961445231665271387901010586132.259.306.464.77039108819154.265.205.287.0005.7615.152.634.3321.2740.34
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter362144625344076246628378247121591011100.304.338.527.8657621661547.318.223.309.0004.5913.903.034.2721.9137.73
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter18577012723739133615051183713436380.308.341.532.87341088819.333.224.316.0004.5216.363.624.4021.3937.13
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter177676126203371130133276348164820.300.336.521.85735278728.302.221.302.0004.6711.132.384.1222.5338.42
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter103940935781051218282037367826286696491653971.257.308.473.78119344494494.260.216.298.0006.3615.492.434.5220.1642.72
Cleveland Indians Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter83932564568761642215153012633169516328282539.269.309.472.78115373373493.277.203.283.0004.8414.773.054.3221.5638.47
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter162634791472712411522648937081812.232.290.391.68124852697.234.159.260.0006.8913.341.943.4426.4235.37
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter852833670151113431184820047.247.297.424.72112027303.263.177.247.0005.9415.842.673.6325.7338.57
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter411051531707291061300402.295.322.562.8845914115.270.267.333.0005.2211.302.176.0915.0045.16
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter23516911011002101001.176.176.235.41112252.300.059.078.0000.0040.380.000.000.0022.22
Average MLB - Per 162 games162623871623242910717539103718610.259.306.464.77028965677.265.205.287.0005.7615.152.634.3321.2740.34
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626471131973411301273511329644540.304.338.527.86534174692.318.223.309.0004.5913.903.034.2721.9137.73

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1981Midland Cubs TexAAchn21OF65--1001041114110.9651.69------6797.097.0
1982Midland Cubs TexAAchn22OF87--182652193188.9742.16------11079.165.4
1983Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn23OF120--2049122225213.9471.78------12496.888.2
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23OF16--26---26261.0001.63------2369.69.9
1984Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn24OF60--142621150148.9872.47------6198.439.0
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24OF59--12296-137131.9562.22------6689.436.4
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle241B7--472-449491.0007.00------6610.64.3
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25OF135--2781152294289.9832.14------14394.483.3
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle251B11--335123938.9743.45------1437.76.8
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25DH7---------------1434.94.3
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle252B1---1--111.0001.00------1430.70.6
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle253B1---------------1430.70.6
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26OF104--241862255249.9762.39------16264.264.2
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle261B70--55947450610606.9938.66------16243.243.2
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle271B84--644451261701689.9838.20------14956.451.9
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27OF62--13815-144139.9652.24------14941.638.3
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27DH5---------------1493.43.1
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28OF156--444873459452.9852.90------15799.496.3
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29OF146--350683364356.9782.44------16290.190.1
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle291B11--931414108107.9919.73------1626.86.8
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29DH8---------------1624.94.9
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn30OF150--3851354403398.9882.65------16292.692.6
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn301B14--1073615116110.9487.86------1628.68.6
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31OF151--2831382304296.9741.96------16293.293.2
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31DH11---------------1626.86.8
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32OF129--2571082275267.9712.07------15881.679.6
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32DH24---------------15815.214.8
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor321B4--273113130.9687.50------1582.52.5
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor33OF151--28978-304296.9741.96------15597.493.2
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor33DH3---------------1551.91.9
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor34OF110--205421211209.9911.90------11199.195.7
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor34DH1---------------1110.90.9
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35OF128--269971285278.9752.17------13992.188.9
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor351B7--473-250501.0007.14------1395.04.9
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35DH5---------------1393.63.5
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor36LF115--167771181174.9611.51------15773.271.0
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor361B41--24916231267265.9936.46------15726.125.3
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor36DH15---------------1579.69.3
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor37DH65---------------15741.440.1
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor371B42--32522124348347.9978.26------15726.825.9
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor37LF41--87-3-9087.9672.12------15726.125.3
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor37RF10--171--18181.0001.80------1576.46.2
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38RF47--9434110197.9602.06------8555.329.0
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38DH32---------------8537.619.8
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn381B16--878159695.9905.94------4139.09.8
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn38RF14--12---12121.0000.86------4134.18.6
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn38LF4--3---331.0000.75------419.82.5
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38LF3--21--331.0001.00------853.51.9
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal381B1--31--441.0004.00------851.20.6
MLB Totals for OF - 13 season(s)-   OF1497--328799752034613386.9782.26------14970.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 11 season(s)-   1B308--22211692919924192390.9887.76------3080.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 11 season(s)-   DH176---------------1760.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 3 season(s)-   LF163--2598101277267.9641.64------1630.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF71--123441131127.9691.79------710.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF180--34615143375361.9632.01------1800.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF152--2821693307298.9711.96------1520.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1981Midland Cubs TexAAchn21---------65-
1982Midland Cubs TexAAchn22---------87-
1983Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn23---------120-
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn23---------16-
1984Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn24---------60-
1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24--7------59-
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25--111-1---1357
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26--70------104-
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27--84------625
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28---------156-
1989Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29--11------1468
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn30--14------150-
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31---------15111
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32--4------12924
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor33---------1513
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor34---------1101
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor35--7------1285
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor36--41---115---15
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor37--42---41-10-65
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38--1---3-47-32
1998San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn38--16---4-14--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1991Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB31519352014001500000.263.300.526.82610320.308.263.3165.0025.005.005.0019.0060.00
1992Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB32626250013202400000.192.250.308.5588128.190.116.2697.1414.292.003.5726.0020.00
1992Toronto Blue JaysWorld SeriesMLB32622262023103200000.273.360.636.99614425.222.363.54512.008.000.678.0011.0066.67
1993Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB33627270002001500000.259.286.259.5457028.318.000.0373.5717.865.000.000.000.00
1993Toronto Blue JaysWorld SeriesMLB33625671028000400000.280.280.560.84014325.263.280.2800.0016.000.008.0012.5042.86
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs177271720292041400000.236.276.347.62325476.268.111.1945.2618.423.502.6336.0023.53
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs124781330411103600000.277.320.596.91628750.243.319.4046.0012.002.008.0011.7553.85

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1999Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor39Broadcaster1628478.51914.02Jim Fregosi
2000Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor40Broadcaster1628379.5124.53Jim Fregosi
2001Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn41Broadcaster1628874.5435.03Don Baylor
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBMLBchn42Broadcaster1626795.41430.05Don Baylor,Bruce Kimm-
2018Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari58Special Assistant to the GM734033.548--1Torey Lovullo
* 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 [11]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1986American League Player of the Week (September 1-September 7)1
1989American League Player of the Week (July 17-July 23)1
1991AL Player of the Month (June) ... AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Player of the Week (June 17-June 23)3
1992AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Player of the Week (June 8-June 14) ... American League Player of the Week (August 10-August 16)3
1994AL Player of the Month (April) ... American League Player of the Week (April 4-April 10) ... American League Player of the Week (April 18-April 24)3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1998-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-07-23TradeTraded by Orioles to Giants for Darin Blood. 
1997-12-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1997-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
1992-10-30Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1990-12-05TradeTraded by Padres with Roberto Alomar to Blue Jays for Tony Fernandez and Fred McGriff. 
1989-12-06TradeTraded by Indians to Padres for Carlos Baerga, Chris James and Sandy Alomar. 
1984-06-13TradeTraded by Cubs with Darryl Banks, Don Schulze and Mel Hall to Indians for Ron Hassey, George Frazier and Rick Sutcliffe. 
* 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
1985Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll25110,000-4942018370,78060,000110,000
1986Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll26190,000-4251440386,34760,000300,000
1987Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll27250,000-3061357344,90660,000550,000
1988Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll28840,000-126383++392,10762,5001,390,000
1989Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll291,630,000-35196++429,80262,5003,020,000
1990San Diego PadresTeam Payroll301,866,667-38295++515,727100,0004,886,667
1991Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll313,791,667-21100++742,231100,0008,678,334
1992Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll323,691,667-27397++962,245109,00012,370,001
1993Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll335,550,000-61100++968,431109,00017,920,001
1994Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll345,550,000-31100++957,101109,00023,470,001
1995Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll357,500,000-52100++999,520109,00030,970,001
1996Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll366,525,000-101100++957,870109,00037,495,001
1997Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll376,500,000-20398++1,182,177150,00043,995,001
1998San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll383,151,380-138685++1,276,192170,00047,146,381
1998Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll383,151,380-1381185++1,276,192170,00047,146,381
* 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