MLB

Vernon Wells # - OF

  • Age: 35
  • DOB: 1978/12/08
  • POB: Shreveport, LA
  • Height: 6-1 Weight: 230lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 15
  • Drafted by Toronto in 1997 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsIs a good athlete who runs, throws and fields well, and has the ability to hit for both power and average. Doesn't strike out a lot for a power hitter.
FlawsIs inconsistent and streaky, game-to-game and season-to-season. Doesn't always get the most out of his stellar talent and appears to be in decline.
Career potentialVeteran outfielder on the decline.

Honours and Awards

2010Named to the All-Star Game
2006AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2006Named to the All-Star Game
2005AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2004AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2003AL - Silver Slugger
2003Named to the All-Star Game
1999Florida State League (A) - Most Valuable Player
1999Florida State League (A) - All-Star Team
1998South Atlantic League (A) - All-Star Team
1997New York-Penn League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/01/15Released by the New York Yankees.
2014/01/10Designated for assignment by the New York Yankees.
2013/03/26Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2012/07/27Missed 57 games (right thumb injury).
2012/06/12Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right thumb injury).
2012/05/21Right thumb injury, 15-day DL.
2011/06/07Missed 26 games (right groin).
2011/05/10Right groin, 15-day DL.
2011/01/21Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2010/08/11Missed 1 game (toe injury).
2010/08/09Toe injury, day-to-day.
2009/07/21Missed 3 games (stomach ailment).
2009/07/17Stomach ailment, day-to-day.
2008/08/10Missed 25 games (hamstring).
2008/07/10Hamstring, 15-day DL.
2008/06/07Missed 26 games (broken left wrist).
2008/05/10Broken left wrist, 15-day DL.
2007/09/22Left shoulder injury, 60-day DL.
2007/09/20Left shoulder surgery, day-to-day.
2007/05/05Missed 2 games (flu).
2007/05/03Flu, day-to-day.
2007/05/01Missed 1 game (flu).
2007/04/30Flu, day-to-day.
2006/12/18Re-signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a seven-year contract.
2006/07/26Missed 1 game (sore back).
2006/07/25Sore back, day-to-day.
2006/07/03Missed 2 games (left hamstring injury).
2006/07/01Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2006/06/03Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).
2006/05/31Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2005/06/20Missed 3 games (personal reasons).
2005/06/15Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2004/08/27Missed 3 games (calf injury).
2004/08/24Calf injury, day-to-day.
2004/07/16Missed 24 games (right calf injury).
2004/06/16Right calf injury, 15-day DL.
2001/08/26Recalled from Syracuse (AAA).
2001/05/21Optioned to Syracuse (AAA).
2001/05/11Recalled from Syracuse (AAA).
2001/03/29Optioned to Syracuse (AAA).

Trades

2013/03/26New York Yankees traded Exircardo Cayones and Kramer Sneed to the Los Angeles Angels for Vernon Wells and cash.
2011/01/21Toronto Blue Jays traded Vernon Wells to the Los Angeles Angels for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera.
1997/06/03Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round in 1997.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013NY YankeesAL130424459916011503073730.233.282.349.631
2012LA AngelsAL7724336569011291635312.230.279.403.682
2012Salt LakeAAA7262810230630-.308.357.577.934
2011LA AngelsAL1315056011015425662086943.218.248.412.660
2011Inland EmpireA253110032100-.200.429.400.829
2010TorontoAL157590791614433188508464-.273.331.515.846
2009TorontoAL15863084164373156648861741.260.311.400.711
2008TorontoAL108427631282212078294642-.300.343.496.839
2008SyracuseAAA2600000010000.000.143.000.143
2008DunedinA2834000403000.500.500.5001.000
2007TorontoAL14958485143364168049891043.245.304.402.706
2006TorontoAL154611911854053210654901744.303.357.542.899
2005TorontoAL1566207816730328974786830.269.320.463.783
2004TorontoAL1345368214634223675183921.272.337.472.809
2003TorontoAL161678118215495331174280414.317.359.550.909
2002TorontoAL15960887167344231002785943.275.305.457.762
2001TorontoAL309614308016515502.313.350.427.777
2001SyracuseAAA107413571162741252296815115.281.333.453.786
2000TorontoAL3200000000000.000.000.000.000
2000SyracuseAAA12749376120317166648882343.243.313.432.745
1999TorontoAL24888235018418110.261.293.352.645
1999SyracuseAAA331292040814211022512.310.357.481.838
1999KnoxvilleAA261061836623171215620.340.400.519.919
1999DunedinA702654391162114326341321.343.403.543.946
1998HagerstownA13450986145352116549841385.285.348.426.774
1997St. CatharinesA66264528120110313044867.307.377.504.881
TotalAL173166429301794379342709584729561093723.270.319.459.778
TotalAAA276106715528467123414288184461610.266.326.447.773
TotalAA261061836623171215620.340.400.519.919
TotalA274105118732272532146107166341613.306.370.476.846

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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