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John ChristensenTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1979-1989 MLB Years: 1984-1988
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Rated Prospect

PositionsOF-674, 1B-38, DH-9, 3B-9Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Lawrence Christensen
Height6-0Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 5,1960 [57.230]PlaceDowney,California
High SchoolTroy (Fullerton,CA)
CollegeCal State Fullerton (Fullerton,CA)

DraftedSelected by the New York Mets [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (38th overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the California Angels [Team Picks] in the 16th round (404th overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1985-NYN-#8
MLB DebutSeptember 13,1984 [24.008]
OrganizationsNYN [4] MIN [2] SEA [2] BOS [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID9863Retrosheet IDchrij001MLBAM ID112264
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed40Power64Contact61XBH57RBIs68Runs48Hitting67Durability52Team.529Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979Cal State FullertonCollegeFrrf-of1865200465983527162334206200.295.391.440.8318816241.348.145.380.37513.6917.431.272.0740.0027.12
1980Cal State FullertonCollegeSorf-of196825688962521469295542597000.375.498.6521.15016741326.378.277.582.50316.567.670.464.2918.2942.71
1981Cal State FullertonCollegeJrrf-of206424683891522378112473777000.362.477.7201.19717740307.355.358.585.52515.3112.050.797.4910.7044.94
1982Shelby MetsSALAnyn-of211254401001472422297215755370420.334.435.548.98324148526.339.214.420.43414.2610.080.714.1820.0032.65
1982Lynchburg MetsCaroA+nyn-of218317101104302200000.323.364.419.78313233.345.096.258.3516.066.061.000.000.0020.00
1982Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13347110715725322101245775570420.333.431.539.97025450559.339.206.410.42913.779.840.713.9421.4131.85
1983Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-of-1b22109405761352621272126485360630.333.406.496.90220140465.355.163.296.40010.3211.401.102.5833.7529.63
1983Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-of222080122100215005901100.263.302.338.64027287.271.075.138.2915.7510.341.802.3040.009.52
1983Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         129485881562621487126536261730.322.390.470.86022842552.341.148.270.3839.6011.231.172.5434.6426.92
1984Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-of2312942157133120157125587021820.316.395.451.84619027490.343.135.266.38011.8414.291.213.0628.0720.30
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn35of23511232003011200100.273.308.455.7635213.300.182.182.3247.6915.382.000.000.0066.67
1985Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-of244315614334111300112552220.212.282.269.551426176.242.057.128.2516.2514.202.270.57156.0018.18
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn7,35of245111310214131312192301013.186.303.319.622368133.207.133.292.28614.2917.291.212.2637.6738.10
1986Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-of256217527410052254333842220.234.364.320.684565216.269.086.280.32015.2817.591.152.3135.0012.20
1987Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAsea-of2612398155006017510000.385.489.5131.00220547.441.128.282.44514.8910.640.710.000.0033.33
1987Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-of261346111540112108811000.326.436.478.91422556.378.152.348.40714.2914.291.001.7946.0033.33
1987Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         258519309011811151321000.353.461.494.9554210103.408.141.318.42414.5612.620.870.9785.0033.33
1987Seattle MarinersALMLBsea42of265313219326121220122802003.242.306.348.654469146.294.106.212.2938.2219.182.331.3766.0028.13
1988Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-of271063855711723394974426532410.304.373.449.82217335436.343.145.262.3689.6314.911.552.0642.7829.91
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin20of2723385104005003520011.263.349.368.71714443.303.105.184.3226.9811.631.670.000.0040.00
1989Portland BeaversPCLAAAmin-of2812742958116183126355468392710.270.348.410.75817633493.305.140.247.3449.3316.841.802.4335.7528.45
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter132294366616253333355823127.224.310.344.65410123335.263.120.238.00010.4517.311.661.4958.8034.85
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter754260742778311712794245630335411381134130.300.384.445.82911612083025.327.145.283.00011.0713.591.232.6133.0026.56
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter500169223647661745245201820329824112480.281.362.405.7676861131954.314.124.245.00010.3915.251.472.3037.6023.74
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter121444841503121278127555870630.338.414.498.91222145512.363.160.295.00010.7411.331.052.3437.0030.00
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8317101104302200000.323.364.419.78313233.345.096.258.0006.066.061.000.000.0020.00
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1254401001472422297215755370420.334.435.548.98324148526.339.214.420.00014.2610.080.714.1820.0032.65
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter197702217244487421745691341041620200.348.461.6151.07643297874.362.267.526.00015.3311.900.784.8116.7139.75
Seattle Mariners Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5313219326121220122802003.242.306.348.654469146.294.106.212.0008.2219.182.331.3766.0028.13
New York Mets Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter5612412246131613202501113.194.303.331.6344110146.216.137.282.00013.7017.121.252.0541.3341.67
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter23385104005003520011.263.349.368.71714443.303.105.184.0006.9811.631.670.000.0040.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162361448120264144437124129.224.310.344.65412428411.263.120.238.00010.4517.311.661.4958.8034.85
Average Minor - Per 162 games162560921682531791126728882730.300.384.445.82924945650.327.145.283.00011.0713.591.232.6133.0026.56

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1982Shelby Mets SALAnyn21OF98--156922167165.9881.68------12578.470.0
1982Lynchburg Mets CaroA+nyn21OF8--1111-1312.9231.50------8100.05.9
1983Jackson Mets TexAAnyn22OF59--103831114111.9741.88------10954.143.4
1983Jackson Mets TexAAnyn221B36--30726424337333.9889.25------10933.026.5
1983Jackson Mets TexAAnyn223B9--715412622.8462.44------1098.36.6
1983Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn22OF19--2812-3129.9351.53------2095.013.7
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn23OF118--170612177176.9941.49------12991.584.3
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn231B2--71--881.0004.00------1291.61.4
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn23OF5--1-1-21.5000.20------5100.03.1
1985Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn24OF43--657417672.9471.67------43100.030.9
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn24OF38--4122-4543.9561.13------5174.523.5
1986Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos25OF48--832--85851.0001.77------6277.434.5
1987Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAsea26OF6--101-111111.0001.83------1250.04.2
1987Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea26OF13--24-2-2624.9231.85------13100.09.2
1987Seattle MarinersALMLBsea26OF43--603-163631.0001.47------5381.126.5
1987Seattle MarinersALMLBsea26DH8---------------5315.14.9
1988Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea27OF77--1261042140136.9711.77------10672.654.2
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27OF17--20---20201.0001.18------2373.910.5
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27DH1---------------234.30.6
1989Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin28OF82--1431021155153.9871.87------12764.656.9
MLB Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF103--122531130127.9771.23------1030.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH9---------------90.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 7 season(s)-   OF400--63936156690675.9781.69------4000.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2--71--881.0004.00------20.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF65--113932125122.9761.88------650.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B36--30726424337333.9889.25------360.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B9--715412622.8462.44------90.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF8--1111-1312.9231.50------80.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF98--156922167165.9881.68------980.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1982Shelby Mets SALAnyn21---------98-
1982Lynchburg Mets CaroA+nyn21---------8-
1983Jackson Mets TexAAnyn22--36--9---59-
1983Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn22---------19-
1984Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn23--2------118-
1984New York MetsNLMLBnyn23---------5-
1985Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn24---------43-
1985New York MetsNLMLBnyn24---------38-
1986Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos25---------48-
1987Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAsea26---------6-
1987Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea26---------13-
1987Seattle MarinersALMLBsea26---------438
1988Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea27---------77-
1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27---------171
1989Portland Beavers PCLAAAmin28---------82-

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1988-12-21Released by Twins. 
1988-05-28ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
1988-05-23Released by Mariners. 
1986-09-25TradeTraded by Red Sox with Mike Trujillo, Mike Brown, Rey Quinones and Cash to Mariners for Dave Henderson and Spike Owen. 
1985-11-13TradeTraded by Mets with LaSchelle Tarver, Wes Gardner and Calvin Schiraldi to Red Sox for Chris Bayer, John Mitchell, Bob Ojeda and Tom McCarthy. 
* 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

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YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985New York MetsTeam Payroll2460,000-51626-370,78060,00060,000
1987Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll2660,000-59512-344,90660,000120,000
1988Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll2762,500-60431-392,10762,500182,500
* 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