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Mike CarusoTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1996-2009 MLB Years: 1998-2002
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PositionsSS-589, 2B-88, 3B-3, DH-2, OF-1Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMichael John Caruso
Height6-1Weight172BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateMay 27,1977 [41.171]PlaceQueens,New York
High SchoolStoneman Douglas (Parkland,FL)

DraftedSelected by the San Francisco Giants [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (42nd overall) of the 1996 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$327,500
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1997-SFN-#3 ... 1998-MLB-#34
MLB DebutMarch 31,1998 [20.308]
OrganizationsCHA [4] SFN [2] CIN [1] KCA [1] TBA [1] Awards2Awards Voting1-34
TBC Player ID9701Retrosheet IDcarum001MLBAM ID134267
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (SS) in 1998
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed61Power16Contact97XBH14RBIs37Runs68Hitting70Durability57Team.478Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1996Bellingham GiantsNwstA-sfn-ss197331248911312242410162323622.292.324.359.68311216339.304.067.163.3024.726.781.440.59156.0017.58
1997San Jose GiantsCalifA+sfn-ss201084417614724112501116381964333.333.391.451.84219937492.343.118.193.3717.723.860.500.41220.5025.17
1997Winston-Salem WarthogsCaroA+cha-ss2028119122732014304820000.227.264.286.550345125.243.059.118.2493.206.402.000.000.0018.52
1997Totals for A+-A+         1365608817427132641416422784333.311.365.416.78123342617.322.105.177.3466.814.380.640.32280.0024.14
1998Chicago White SoxALMLBcha12,17ss2113352381160176555226143878308.306.331.390.72120428555.321.084.141.3192.526.852.710.90104.6017.50
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha17ss221365296013211423512142036311106.250.280.297.57715717564.264.047.081.2613.556.381.800.35264.5012.88
2000Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha-ss2388309387611502657222338207.246.301.314.6159716344.264.068.133.2796.406.691.050.000.0021.05
2001Durham BullsILAAAtba212b-ss2411038762113109035119222279204.292.340.364.70414119427.308.072.134.3125.155.151.000.000.0016.81
2002Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin-2b25314450014101001000.357.400.571.9718116.308.214.357.4206.250.000.006.2514.0020.00
2002Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca22560219286732323103121443212.306.350.379.729838240.314.073.160.3235.005.831.171.2573.0011.94
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         63233327232427113131444212.309.353.391.744919256.313.082.172.3295.085.471.081.5658.2512.50
2002Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca50ss-2b251220320000001200000.100.143.100.2432021.111.000.050.1184.769.522.000.000.000.00
2004Long Island DucksAtlInd-122735134174041012105816003.299.329.343.672465146.317.044.090.3003.425.481.600.000.0012.50
2007South Georgia PeanutsSCLInd--30451413351603314014433112.362.428.468.896669162.356.106.234.3968.642.470.291.8547.0017.65
2008Lancaster BarnstormersAtlInd--31381362143400192451212100.316.343.346.689474145.344.030.051.3103.458.282.400.000.009.30
2008Joliet JackHammersNorthernInd--3125100182710010429962212.270.359.280.639281119.290.010.120.2997.567.561.000.000.003.70
2008Totals for Ind-Ind         6323639705002966142174312.297.350.318.668755264.321.021.081.3055.307.951.500.000.007.14
2009Newark BearsAtlInd--32518220000001100001.111.158.111.2692019.118.000.056.1315.265.261.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter281107214429428107903420357610194014.274.302.339.641363451140.289.065.110.0003.076.672.170.61153.1415.31
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter4701801268526643081766545115109242815618.292.340.374.7146741021983.305.082.157.0005.805.500.950.40225.1319.39
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter25891512825624163842619565914206113.280.329.351.680321431011.295.071.140.0005.545.841.050.30305.0016.80
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter314450014101001000.357.400.571.9718116.308.214.357.0006.250.000.006.2514.0020.00
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1365608817427132641416422784333.311.365.416.78123342617.322.105.177.0006.814.380.640.32280.0024.14
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter7331248911312242410162323622.292.324.359.68311216339.304.067.163.0004.726.781.440.59156.0017.58
Ind Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1485299116315137211634341113428.308.360.357.71718919591.323.049.123.0005.755.751.000.51176.3311.66
Chicago White Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter269105214129228107903420347410194014.278.305.343.648361451119.292.065.111.0003.046.612.180.63150.2915.41
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1220320000001200000.100.143.100.2432021.111.000.050.0004.769.522.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1626188316916645220122044611208.274.302.339.64120926657.289.065.110.0003.076.672.170.61153.1415.31
Average Minor - Per 162 games16262192181221036122164038810526.292.340.374.71423235684.305.082.157.0005.805.500.950.40225.1319.39

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1996Bellingham Giants NwstA-sfn19SS71--1062303843374336.8984.73------7397.394.7
1996Bellingham Giants NwstA-sfn193B1--112-42.5002.00------731.41.3
1997San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn20SS106--1683003351501468.9344.42------10898.175.7
1997Winston-Salem Warthogs CaroA+cha20SS26--4467712118111.9414.27------2892.918.6
1998Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21SS131--2163783591629594.9444.53------13398.580.9
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22SS132--1833482486555531.9574.02------13697.182.0
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22DH2---------------1361.51.2
2000Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha23SS66--962041542315300.9524.55------8875.046.2
2000Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha232B23--34521118786.9893.74------8826.116.1
2001Durham Bulls ILAAAtba242B59--102173736282275.9754.66------11053.641.0
2001Durham Bulls ILAAAtba24SS52--821331029225215.9564.13------11047.336.1
2002Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin252B2--55111110.9095.00------366.71.4
2002Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin25OF1--411165.8335.00------333.30.7
2002Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25SS5-23410--14141.0002.800.61-----1241.73.1
2002Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca252B4-25104111514.9333.500.56-----1233.32.5
2002Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca253B2-41---111.0000.500.25-----1216.71.2
MLB Totals for SS - 3 season(s)-   SS268-234037365917711981139.9514.2549.52-----2680.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B4-25104111514.9333.500.56-----40.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH2---------------20.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B2-41---111.0000.500.25-----20.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS118--1783372571540515.9544.36------1180.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B82--136225847369361.9784.40------820.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B2--55111110.9095.00------20.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1--411165.8335.00------10.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS132--2123674063619579.9354.39------1320.00.0
A- Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS71--1062303843374336.8984.73------710.00.0
A- Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1--112-42.5002.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1996Bellingham Giants NwstA-sfn19----711-----
1997San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn20----106------
1997Winston-Salem Warthogs CaroA+cha20----26------
1998Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21----131------
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22----132-----2
2000Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha23---2366------
2001Durham Bulls ILAAAtba24---5952------
2002Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin25---2-----1-
2002Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25---452-----

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1996Northwest League All-Star Team (SS)1
1997California League All-Star Team (SS)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2002-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-04-28Claimed on waivers by Royals from Reds. 
2001-12-21ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
2001-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-02-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Devil Rays. 
2000-12-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2000-12-14Claimed on waivers by Mariners from White Sox. 
1997-07-31TradeTraded by Giants with Ken Vining, Brian Manning, Bob Howry, Keith Foulke and Lorenzo Barcelo to White Sox for Roberto Hernandez, Danny Darwin and Wilson Alvarez. 
* 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
1996San Francisco Giants-19327,500-------327,500Signing Bonus out of 1996 Draft (2nd round - 42nd overall)
1998Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll21170,000-81233-1,276,192170,000497,500
1999Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll22275,000-57810361,454,491200,000772,500
2002Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll25200,000-75748-2,011,045200,000972,500
* 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