MLB

Jeff Keppinger #7 - IF

  • Age: 34
  • DOB: 1980/04/21
  • POB: Miami, FL
  • Height: 6-0 Weight: 185lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 9
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh in 2001 (4th round).

Scouting Report

AssetsHas an excellent batting eye and rarely strikes out. Has the versatility to play anywhere in the infield. Does the little things well. Mashes left-handed pitching.
FlawsDoesn't have great power or speed, so he always needs to hit for average consistently to maximize his value to a big-league team. Lacks ideal athleticism for a middle infielder.
Career potentialSavvy, versatile infielder.

Honours and Awards

2004Eastern League (AA) - All-Star Team
2002South Atlantic League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/05/21Released by the Chicago White Sox.
2014/05/14Missed 41 games (right shoulder surgery).
2014/05/14Designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox.
2014/03/30Right shoulder surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 21st, 2014).
2013/09/29Missed the last 6 regular season games (right shoulder surgery).
2013/09/24Right shoulder surgery, remainder of the regular season.
2013/08/23Missed 3 games (back injury).
2013/08/20Back injury, day-to-day.
2013/05/01Missed 4 games (back injury).
2013/04/26Back injury, day-to-day.
2012/12/05Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox to a three-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/06/22Missed 28 games (toe injury).
2012/05/21Toe injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 19th, 2012).
2012/05/20Toe injury, day-to-day.
2012/05/10Missed 1 game (restricted list).
2012/05/09Placed on the restricted list by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2012/01/25Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2011/12/12San Francisco Giants declined to tender a contract.
2011/08/19Missed 3 games (sprained right wrist).
2011/08/16Sprained right wrist, day-to-day.
2011/07/20Acquired from the Houston Astros.
2011/07/02Missed 2 games (illness).
2011/06/30Illness, day-to-day.
2011/05/25Missed 49 games (left foot surgery).
2011/03/31Left foot surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2011).
2011/01/18Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2010/09/01Missed 15 games (broken toe).
2010/08/19Broken toe, early September.
2010/08/17Broken toe, day-to-day.
2010/07/30Missed 1 game (back injury).
2010/07/28Back injury, day-to-day.
2009/09/12Missed 5 games (neck injury).
2009/09/07Neck injury, day-to-day.
2009/06/17Missed 3 games (sore back).
2009/06/14Sore back, day-to-day.
2009/04/21Missed 2 games (back injury).
2009/04/19Back injury, day-to-day.
2009/03/31Acquired from the Cincinnati Reds.
2009/02/24Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.
2008/06/22Missed 36 games (kneecap).
2008/05/14Kneecap, 15-day DL.
2008/05/13Kneecap, day-to-day.
2008/02/25Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.
2007/07/07Recalled from Louisville (AAA).
2007/05/20Optioned to Louisville (AAA).
2007/05/18Recalled from Louisville (AAA).
2007/05/15Optioned to Louisville (AAA).
2007/05/10Recalled from Louisville (AAA).
2007/04/22Optioned to Louisville (AAA).
2007/04/22Missed 18 games (broken right ring finger).
2007/04/01Broken right ring finger, 15-day DL.
2007/03/01Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.
2007/01/09Acquired from the Kansas City Royals.
2007/01/03Designated for assignment by the Kansas City Royals.
2006/08/25Recalled from Omaha (AAA).
2006/07/19Acquired from the New York Mets.
2006/03/28Assigned by the New York Mets to their minor league camp.
2006/03/02Re-signed by the New York Mets to a one-year contract.
2005/09/10Recalled from Norfolk (AAA).
2005/09/10Knee injury, 60-day DL.
2005/03/27Optioned to Norfolk (AAA).
2005/03/01Re-signed by the New York Mets to a one-year contract.
2004/08/20Recalled from Norfolk (AAA).

Trades

2012/12/05Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox.
2012/01/25Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2011/07/19Houston Astros traded Jeff Keppinger to the San Francisco Giants for Henry Sosa and Jason Stoffel.
2009/03/31Cincinnati Reds traded Jeff Keppinger to the Houston Astros for a player to be named later (Drew Sutton - Apr. 16th).
2007/01/09Kansas City Royals traded Jeff Keppinger fto the Cincinnati Reds for Russ Haltiwanger.
2006/07/19Kansas City Royals traded Ruben Gotay to the New York Mets for Jeff Keppinger.
2004/07/30Pittsburgh Pirates traded Kris Benson and Jeff Keppinger to the New York Mets for Jose Bautista, Ty Wigginton and Matt Peterson.
2001/06/06Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 4th round in 2001.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014BirminghamAA113931010146200-.256.348.359.707
2013Chicago WSAL117423381071314402041015.253.283.317.600
2012Tampa BayAL115385461251519402431103.325.367.439.806
2012DurhamAAA6214610014200-.286.400.333.733
2011San FranciscoNL562161755110215817002.255.285.333.618
2011HoustonNL4316322509042047013.307.320.436.756
2011Total Hou/SFNL99379391052006351224015.277.300.377.677
2011Oklahoma CityAAA7282700010000-.250.241.250.491
2011Corpus ChristiAA4164710123100-.438.526.6881.214
2010HoustonNL13751462148341659513641-.288.351.393.744
2010Corpus ChristiAA250200011000-.400.500.400.900
2009HoustonNL10730535781337292733028.256.320.387.707
2008CincinnatiNL12145945122242343302431-.266.310.346.656
2008LouisvilleAAA622311201221000.500.542.7271.269
2008SarasotaA2712000100000.286.286.286.572
2007CincinnatiNL6724139801625322412213.332.400.477.877
2007LouisvilleAAA5722831841512182314116.368.424.469.893
2007SarasotaA31214200100010.333.308.500.808
2006Kansas CityAL22601116202856002.267.323.400.723
2006OmahaAAA3212721456121712900-.354.407.465.872
2006NorfolkAAA873233697130226282104-.300.353.359.712
2005NorfolkAAA6425540861533291613514.337.377.455.832
2004NY MetsNL33116933203967212.284.317.379.696
2004NorfolkAAA61916100242000.316.458.368.826
2004BinghamtonAA14471417310562211.362.426.468.894
2004AltoonaAA823234510817213327171067.334.384.409.793
2004Total Alt/BingAA963705912520313833191278.338.389.416.805
2003LynchburgA923425511121235123283211.325.365.424.789
2002HickoryA12647875132234107347336210.276.344.404.748
TotalMLB8182882324814139104529519921412828.282.329.384.713
TotalAL25486895248302158849781110.286.324.377.701
TotalNL564201422956610983020715013611718.281.332.388.720
TotalAAA2651023138342535109689626610.334.386.425.811
TotalAA1134306614422334543221278.335.392.421.813
TotalA2238391322494661312670619521.297.351.412.763

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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