Mark Kotsay # - OF/1B

  • Age: 38
  • DOB: 1975/12/02
  • POB: Whittier, CA
  • Height: 6-0 Weight: 220lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 17
  • Drafted by Florida in 1996 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsA versatile defender, he boasts a great throwing arm and instincts. Can mash right-handed pitching and has a pretty good batting eye. Pinch-hits well.
FlawsIsn't as good a hitter versus southpaws. Doesn't generate a lot of power or steal a lot of bases. His all-out style has made him a bit injury-prone.
Career potentialVersatile backup and solid bat off the bench.

Honours and Awards

1997Eastern League (AA) - Rookie of the Year
1997Eastern League (AA) - All-Star Team
1997Double-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1995USA Baseball - Golden Spikes Award (Top amateur baseball player in the country)
1995College Baseball - Rotary Smith Award (Player of the Year)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/09/15Announced his retirement at the end of the season.
2013/05/11Missed 1 game (sore back).
2013/05/10Sore back, day-to-day.
2012/08/12Signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract extension.
2012/06/03Missed 20 games (back injury).
2012/05/19Back injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 13th, 2012).
2012/05/13Back injury, day-to-day.
2012/04/16Missed 10 games (right calf injury).
2012/04/04Right calf injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 1st, 2012).
2011/11/16Signed as a free agent by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/08/22Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2011/08/21Hamstring, day-to-day.
2011/02/03Signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.
2009/11/05Re-signed by the Chicago White Sox to a one-year contract.
2009/07/28Acquired from the Boston Red Sox.
2009/07/24Designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox.
2009/07/08Missed 2 games (right calf injury).
2009/07/06Right calf injury, day-to-day.
2009/06/02Missed 51 games (back surgery).
2009/04/04Back surgery, early September (retroactive to March 27th, 2009).
2009/01/09Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2008/11/01Filed for free agency.
2008/08/27Acquired from the Atlanta Braves.
2008/07/01Missed 33 games (back injury).
2008/05/30Back injury, 15-day DL.
2008/05/26Back injury, day-to-day.
2008/01/14Acquired from the Oakland Athletics.
2007/10/01Missed the last 42 regular season games (lower back pain).
2007/09/10Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (lower back pain).
2007/08/17Lower back pain, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 15th, 2007).
2007/08/10Missed 1 game (back injury).
2007/08/08Back injury, day-to-day.
2007/06/01Missed 50 games (back injury).
2007/04/23Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (back injury).
2007/04/01Back injury, 15-day DL.
2006/09/15Missed 6 games (back injury).
2006/09/08Back injury, day-to-day.
2006/09/04Missed 1 game (back injury).
2006/09/03Back injury, day-to-day.
2006/08/25Missed 1 game (back injury).
2006/08/23Back injury, day-to-day.
2006/08/14Missed 6 games (back spasms).
2006/08/08Back spasms, day-to-day.
2006/06/20Missed 5 games (back spasms).
2006/06/17Back spasms, day-to-day.
2005/09/06Missed 8 games (back injury).
2005/09/01Back injury, day-to-day.
2005/08/11Missed 2 games (back injury).
2005/08/10Back injury, day-to-day.
2005/07/31Missed 4 games (back injury).
2005/07/26Back injury, day-to-day.
2005/07/09Signed by the Oakland Athletics to a three-year contract extension.
2005/06/07Missed 2 games (back injury).
2005/06/04Back injury, day-to-day.
2004/05/11Missed 1 game (knee injury).
2004/05/09Knee injury, day-to-day.
2003/11/26Acquired from the San Diego Padres.
2003/06/05Missed 16 games (strained back).
2003/05/23Strained back, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 19th, 2003).
2003/05/20Back injury, day-to-day.
2003/04/29Missed 1 game (back injury).
2003/04/27Back injury, day-to-day.
2003/04/26Missed 3 games (back injury).
2003/04/23Back injury, day-to-day.
2002/08/16Missed 3 games (hand injury).
2002/08/14Hand injury, day-to-day.
2002/07/13Signed by the San Diego Padres to a three-year contract extension.
2001/09/04Missed 3 games (right hand injury).
2001/09/01Right hand injury, day-to-day.
2001/08/29Missed 3 games (right hand injury).
2001/08/26Right hand injury, day-to-day.
2001/05/17Missed 2 games (left quadriceps strain).
2001/05/15Left quadriceps strain, day-to-day.
2001/05/01Missed 13 games (left quadriceps strain).
2001/04/17Left quadriceps strain, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 16th, 2001).
2001/03/28Acquired from the Florida Marlins.


2011/11/16Signed as a free agent by the San Diego Padres.
2011/02/03Signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers.
2009/07/28Chicago White Sox traded Brian Anderson to the Boston Red Sox for Mark Kotsay and cash considerations.
2008/08/27Atlanta Braves traded Mark Kotsay to the Boston Red Sox for Luis Sumoza.
2008/01/14Oakland Athletics traded Mark Kotsay and cash considerations to the Atlanta Braves for Joey Devine and Jamie Richmond.
2003/11/26San Diego Padres traded Mark Kotsay to the Oakland Athletics for Ramon Hernandez and Terrence Long.
2001/03/28Florida Marlins traded Mark Kotsay and Cesar Crespo to the San Diego Padres for Eric Owens and Matt Clement and Omar Ortiz.
1996/06/04Drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 1st round in 1996.

Career Stats

2013San DiegoNL104155830201121325020.
2012San DiegoNL82143937802141114021.259.314.357.671
2012Lake ElsinoreA140000000000-.
2010Chicago WSAL1073273078172831323613-.239.306.376.682
2009Chicago WSAL40113123370318119110.292.364.434.798
2009Total Bos/ChAAL671871652904231521320.278.327.390.717
2008Total Atl/BosMLB11040245111254649324524-.276.329.403.732
2003San DiegoNL128482641282847385682633.266.343.384.727
2002San DiegoNL15357882169277176159891194.292.359.452.811
2001San DiegoNL11940667118291105848581354.291.366.441.807
1996Kane CountyA176016175028168300.283.436.467.903


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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