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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Matthew Lawton Jr.
Stat Years
1992-2006  [mlb] 1995-2006
Height/Weight
5-10 / 186
Bats/Throws
Left / Right
Positions
RF (787) ... LF (384) ... OF (332) ... CF (102) ... DH (53) ... 2B (50)
Draft Position
2B
Born Date/Place
High School
Harrison Central (Gulfport,MS)
Colleges
Gulf Coast State College (Panama City, Florida)
Draft
Selected by the Minnesota Twins in Round #13 (#336 overall) of the 1991 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Cal Ermer
MLB Debut
1995-09-05 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.307)
Service Time
Organizations
MIN [10] CLE [3] NYN [1] PIT [1] CHN [1] NYA [1] SEA [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 836 ... retro id: lawtm002 ... mlbam id: 117566
Relations
Brother of Marcus Lawton, Cousin of Fred Lewis
Pitch Repertoire
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Batting Splits for 1997

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Season Total and by Team
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Season Total1385774887912576313156645778310013720749.256.368.424.792.324.168.28113.3414.381.082.6039.20
MIN1385774887912576313156645778310013720749.256.368.424.792.324.168.28113.3414.381.082.6039.20
by Pitcher Type
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
vs LHP57106881424194011200131430102315.273.381.352.733.227.080.31112.2613.211.080.9420.83
vs RHP130471400651015727314544564697003517644.253.365.440.805.345.188.27413.5914.651.082.9743.56
vs Starter1263813215287532239463551538000414234.271.384.442.827.324.171.30113.3913.911.042.3639.08
vs Reliever10819616727382390620102630201336515.228.337.389.726.323.162.24213.2715.311.153.0639.47
Game Information
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Home Games71270218395429161826224443701119625.248.389.440.829.394.193.27416.3015.930.982.9646.30
Road Games673072704071471527402333403002611124.263.350.411.761.267.148.28710.7513.031.212.2833.80
Day Games42179145233421101225213025300225213.234.376.359.735.338.124.27116.7613.970.831.1238.24
Night Games9639834356915521213412447587011515536.265.364.452.816.318.187.28611.8114.571.233.2739.56
Grass Surface53249224336040132534232233200249220.268.339.411.749.237.143.2968.8413.251.502.0133.33
Turf Surface8532826446653618110322255508011311529.246.390.436.826.398.189.26816.7715.240.913.0544.62
in Wins56249210466237191538133043701219825.295.399.467.866.305.171.35012.0517.271.432.0140.32
in Losses8232827833633912210283247403001610924.227.345.392.737.338.165.23214.3312.200.853.0538.10
by Time Period
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
4-Mar/April2611595192916101210201716200124713.305.421.495.916.389.189.35114.7813.910.941.7444.83
5-May249885919115211000111920000318.224.327.365.691.271.141.27711.2219.391.731.0242.11
6-June21847513231910370271110101334.307.369.440.809.200.133.3238.3313.101.573.5717.39
7-July207167512930050041200000153.179.225.224.449.104.045.2185.6316.903.000.0025.00
8-August2599761318114031222201330013317.237.414.408.822.434.171.25020.2013.130.653.0338.89
9-Sept/Oct221109020241080622011812200115014.267.400.556.956.478.289.25016.3610.910.675.4558.33
First Half712972554171461636272235465011311125.278.375.435.810.294.157.31911.7815.491.312.0235.21
Second Half67280233385430150939234237500249624.232.361.412.773.356.180.24115.0013.210.883.2144.44
Batting Slot
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Lineup Slot #1299121010100020000041.222.222.444.667.222.222.2860.0022.220.000.0050.00
Lineup Slot #236166142304831100732032117201027917.338.428.556.984.345.218.34512.6510.240.814.2235.42
Lineup Slot #31050471017791072035000012810.362.400.596.996.340.234.4056.0010.001.670.0058.82
Lineup Slot #4198474912721250081920001225.162.262.297.559.243.135.1899.5222.622.382.3841.67
Lineup Slot #5261088982013601622181610021297.225.361.326.687.303.101.26416.6714.810.890.9335.00
Lineup Slot #613483781051048007930011235.270.426.6221.047.541.351.25014.5818.751.298.3350.00
Lineup Slot #714534098520170012610001133.200.396.325.721.425.125.21222.6411.320.501.8937.50
Lineup Slot #8165548487100000691000091.167.273.188.460.146.021.20510.9116.361.500.0012.50
Lineup Slot #9242000000000200000000.000.500.000.5001.000.000.00050.000.000.000.000.00
Positions
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
07 Left Field53236207335534162321422238501038421.266.349.406.755.256.140.3119.3216.101.731.2738.18
08 Center Field207561715840380014700022287.246.387.459.846.443.213.23518.679.330.504.0046.67
09 Right Field61254212365333101937033737500129220.250.374.434.808.344.184.26514.5714.571.003.5437.74
11 Pinch Hitter12128321100000410000031.250.500.375.875.625.125.28633.338.330.250.0050.00
by Ball-Strike Count
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
0-0 Count78118113203419807182244100026315.301.331.558.888.292.257.2653.393.391.005.9344.12
0-1 Count2730292963004000010001123.310.333.414.747.103.103.3100.000.000.000.0033.33
0-2 Count222323132001300080000061.130.130.261.391.130.130.1430.0034.780.004.3533.33
1-0 Count363434714650311000000000288.412.412.8241.235.412.412.3550.000.000.008.8257.14
1-1 Count343737818142114000000001254.486.486.6761.162.189.189.4720.000.000.002.7022.22
1-2 Count4660567660001000314000060.107.167.107.274.000.000.2400.0051.670.000.000.00
2-0 Count172020252300100000000083.250.250.400.650.150.150.2500.000.000.000.0060.00
2-1 Count323734410630110000010101164.294.306.471.776.176.176.2650.000.000.002.7040.00
2-2 Count4861582531103000243000282.086.131.138.269.052.052.1470.0039.340.000.0040.00
3-0 Count141813000000011700003000.000.944.000.94416.000.000.00094.440.000.000.000.00
3-1 Count395124148321281127000000185.333.686.7501.4361.542.417.27352.940.000.003.9262.50
3-2 Count6988599139400311291600000174.220.477.288.765.559.068.30232.9518.180.550.0030.77
by Hit Type
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Ball in Air113234233468740303144802000010016547.373.372.7081.080.326.335.3320.000.000.005.9854.02
Ball on Ground9616916813343310014100000007351.202.202.208.411.012.006.2020.000.000.000.002.94
Bunt3322220000000000000201.0001.0001.0002.000.000.0001.0000.000.000.000.000.00
by Inning
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Inning 16471599178603110091130001329.288.408.542.951.407.254.31112.6815.491.224.2352.94
Inning 25960556139202101331210101214.236.283.382.665.164.145.2625.0020.004.003.3330.77
Inning 362685611181331171112900000265.321.441.464.905.357.143.37017.6513.240.751.4727.78
Inning 4596049510730020110910001133.204.350.265.615.245.061.25016.6715.000.900.0030.00
Inning 56266561314751110008610001247.250.354.429.782.321.179.26512.129.090.751.5250.00
Inning 659635391382129108320010235.245.365.434.799.358.189.22912.704.760.383.1738.46
Inning 763665711161140170091200000235.281.379.404.782.281.123.34113.6418.181.331.5231.25
Inning 85759467106301310121210001164.217.390.348.738.413.130.27320.3420.341.001.6940.00
Inning 952555061273025004810012215.240.309.420.729.260.180.2507.2714.552.003.6441.67
Xtra Innings697220002200210001082.286.4441.1431.5871.143.857.00022.2211.110.5022.22100.00
by Outs
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
0 Out108189159445230112931012523400039422.327.431.5911.022.415.264.33913.2312.170.924.7642.31
1 Out112199176253621111318202134101245815.205.291.330.621.256.125.23610.5517.091.621.5141.67
2 Out10618915310372590317243126500105512.242.386.359.746.307.118.27416.4013.760.841.5932.43
by Situation
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Runners ---131324275496943162881546523000011326.251.364.411.775.313.160.28414.2016.051.132.4737.68
Runners --3171810242101610721001082.400.667.8001.4671.200.400.42938.8911.110.295.5650.00
Runners -2-3442375141120111005600000193.378.452.514.966.270.135.43311.9014.291.202.3821.43
Runners -23141610220200600312012042.200.438.400.838.500.200.20018.756.250.330.00100.00
Runners 1--9010798722108131110715200054112.224.290.418.708.276.194.2386.5414.022.142.8054.55
Runners 1-32020162430011000331000071.250.400.438.838.375.188.25015.0015.001.005.0025.00
Runners 12-34433810962017004400002143.237.310.368.678.237.132.2429.309.301.002.3333.33
Runners 123774211000710201000010.250.571.250.821.750.000.25028.570.000.000.000.00
Runners On120253213305633151758303131701379423.263.373.441.814.338.178.27812.2512.251.002.7741.07
Scoring Position8614611523342370447202416501325311.296.434.461.895.391.165.31316.4410.960.672.7432.35
Leadoff83118972428184155011915200004910.289.415.505.920.402.216.29916.1012.710.794.2435.71
Last Batter101010000000000030000200.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0030.000.000.000.00
Winning741901542032237111613283470112449.208.353.286.638.247.078.25814.7417.891.210.5328.13
Losing962612233657321429322136332000410225.256.364.457.821.368.202.26513.7912.640.923.4543.86
Tied79126111233621100518111316100216115.324.400.550.950.342.225.34410.3212.701.233.9741.67
Opponents
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
ANA92925651400300450000094.200.310.360.670.320.160.25013.7917.241.250.0080.00
BAL11423961162123203600001215.282.333.538.872.385.256.2907.1414.292.004.7645.45
BOS11463674111130110800011103.111.304.278.582.417.167.11121.7417.390.802.1775.00
CHA1243393843016002810100144.205.256.359.615.205.154.2264.6518.604.002.3350.00
CHN287022000000100000020.286.375.286.661.143.000.28612.500.000.000.000.00
CIN396021100101211000031.333.556.5001.056.333.167.40022.2211.110.500.0050.00
CLE11767017271850417026600000449.386.434.6291.063.300.243.3837.897.891.005.2633.33
DET115038712910281011910011193.316.480.500.980.500.184.37022.0018.000.824.0025.00
HOU296331002400310000092.500.6671.5002.1671.5001.000.33333.3311.110.3322.2266.67
KCA93431364200100360000182.194.265.258.523.161.065.2408.8217.652.000.0033.33
MIL1038306621125015630011154.200.368.500.868.433.300.18213.1615.791.205.2666.67
NYA833293743006003510000103.241.333.345.678.207.103.2929.0915.151.670.0042.86
OAK62622364200410271000082.273.360.364.724.227.091.4007.6926.923.500.0033.33
PIT277100000000010000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0000.0014.290.000.000.00
SEA938276541001001140000061.185.421.222.643.444.037.21728.9510.530.360.0020.00
SLN399011000000020000110.111.111.111.222.000.000.1430.0022.220.000.000.00
TEX832294852011002210000133.276.344.448.792.241.172.2696.256.251.003.1337.50
TOR11483841293003009610001153.316.458.395.853.316.079.37518.7512.500.670.0025.00
by Ballpark
CategoryGPAABRH1B2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPTBXBHAVGOBPSLGOPSsecAISOBABIPBB%SO%K-BBHR%XBH%
Astrodome296331002400310000092.500.6671.5002.1671.5001.000.33333.3311.110.3322.2266.67
Busch Stadium II399011000000020000110.111.111.111.222.000.000.1430.0022.220.000.000.00
Comiskey Park II621203522014001300000103.250.286.500.786.300.250.2504.7614.293.004.7660.00
County Stadium41615122000200031000020.133.188.133.321.000.000.1670.0018.750.000.000.00
Edison International Field41110231200300100000052.300.364.500.864.300.200.3009.090.000.000.0066.67
Fenway Park62825210010101350001131.040.143.120.263.160.080.05010.7117.861.670.00100.00
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome71270218395429161826224443701119625.248.389.440.829.394.193.27416.3015.930.982.9646.30
Jacobs Field6585612221640212022400000326.393.414.571.985.179.179.4003.456.902.003.4527.27
Kauffman Stadium41714232100100330000141.214.353.286.639.286.071.27317.6517.651.000.0033.33
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum52319364200410251000082.316.409.421.830.263.105.4298.7021.742.500.0033.33
Oriole Park at Camden Yards518163640111102100001112.375.444.6881.132.500.313.35711.115.560.505.5633.33
SkyDome52117054100100321000161.294.429.353.782.235.059.33314.299.520.670.0020.00
The Ballpark in Arlington31311232100000210000041.273.385.364.748.273.091.30015.387.690.500.0033.33
The Kingdome41914421100100520000031.143.368.214.583.429.071.16726.3210.530.400.0050.00
Tiger Stadium52318253101400540001192.278.435.500.935.500.222.30821.7417.390.804.3540.00
Wrigley Field287022000000100000020.286.375.286.661.143.000.28612.500.000.000.000.00
Yankee Stadium I31313122000200040000020.154.154.154.308.000.000.2220.0030.770.000.000.00
113 record(s)
Glossary:
G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HBP Hit by a Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IBB Intentional Walks GDP Grounded into Double Play TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)