Lance Berkman # - 1B

  • Age: 38
  • DOB: 1976/02/10
  • POB: Waco, TX
  • Height: 6-1 Weight: 220lbs
  • Bats/Throws: S/L
  • MLB Seasons: 15
  • Drafted by Houston in 1997 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsA switch-hitter with good power and a great eye, he routinely worked the count and willingly took piles of walks. Was also a regular home run and RBI threat who could carry his team offensively for stretches.
FlawsOver time, he became increasingly injury-prone (and reduced to the DH role). Struck out his fair share. Was not a top defensive player.
Career potentialExcellent switch-hitting run producer.

Honours and Awards

2011NL - Comeback player of the year
2011Named to the All-Star Game
2008Named to the All-Star Game
2006Named to the All-Star Game
2004Named to the All-Star Game
2002Named to the All-Star Game
2001Named to the All-Star Game
1998Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/10/31Texas Rangers declined their contract option for next season.
2013/09/01Missed 48 games (hip injury).
2013/07/07Hip injury, 15-day DL.
2013/07/03Missed 4 games (sore right knee).
2013/06/28Sore right knee, day-to-day.
2013/01/07Signed as a free agent by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/10/06Did not make the St. Louis Cardinals playoff roster.
2012/10/05Not on the St. Louis Cardinals Wild Card playoff game roster.
2012/10/03Missed 23 games (right knee injury).
2012/09/08Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2012/09/01Missed 27 games (right knee inflammation).
2012/08/03Right knee inflammation, 15-day DL.
2012/07/27Missed 1 game (bruised right knee).
2012/07/26Bruised right knee, day-to-day.
2012/07/14Missed 47 games (right knee injury).
2012/05/20Right knee injury, 15-day DL.
2012/05/16Missed 1 game (undisclosed).
2012/05/15Undisclosed, day-to-day.
2012/05/13Missed 21 games (strained left calf).
2012/04/19Strained left calf, 15-day DL.
2012/04/17Missed 4 games (left calf injury).
2012/04/11Left calf injury, day-to-day.
2011/09/22Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract extension.
2011/07/31Missed 4 games (rotator cuff).
2011/07/27Rotator cuff, day-to-day.
2011/07/26Missed 1 game (rotator cuff).
2011/07/25Rotator cuff, day-to-day.
2011/05/22Missed 3 games (wrist injury).
2011/05/19Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2010/12/04Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.
2010/10/27New York Yankees declined their contract option for next season.
2010/09/01Missed 15 games (right ankle injury).
2010/08/19Right ankle injury, early September.
2010/08/17Right ankle injury, day-to-day.
2010/07/31Acquired from the Houston Astros.
2010/05/01Missed 1 game (left groin).
2010/04/30Left groin, day-to-day.
2010/04/20Missed 12 games (left knee injury).
2010/03/31Left knee injury, early September (retroactive to March 26th, 2010).
2009/09/18Missed 2 games (back injury).
2009/09/16Back injury, day-to-day.
2009/08/12Missed 18 games (calf injury).
2009/07/23Calf injury, early September.
2009/07/22Missed 1 game (calf injury).
2009/07/21Calf injury, day-to-day.
2009/07/20Missed 1 game (calf injury).
2009/07/19Calf injury, day-to-day.
2009/05/12Missed 3 games (wrist injury).
2009/05/08Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2008/06/17Missed 1 game (left leg injury).
2008/06/15Left leg injury, day-to-day.
2007/09/28Missed 1 game (knee injury).
2007/09/27Knee injury, day-to-day.
2007/07/23Missed 1 game (left hand injury).
2007/07/20Left hand injury, day-to-day.
2007/06/18Missed 1 game (flu).
2007/06/17Flu, day-to-day.
2007/06/08Suspended by the MLB for 2 games.
2006/06/11Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2006/06/10Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2006/05/27Missed 1 game (right knee injury).
2006/05/25Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2006/05/19Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2006/05/17Hamstring, day-to-day.
2006/05/14Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2006/05/13Hamstring, day-to-day.
2005/05/06Missed 27 games (right knee injury).
2005/03/30Right knee injury, 15-day DL.
2005/03/19Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a six-year contract.
2005/01/27Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2003/08/26Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2003/08/24Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2003/08/01Missed 2 games (knee injury).
2003/07/31Knee injury, day-to-day.
2003/04/23Missed 5 games (sprained left elbow).
2003/04/18Sprained left elbow, day-to-day.
2002/01/29Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a three-year contract.
2001/08/21Missed 3 games (left knee injury).
2001/08/17Left knee injury, day-to-day.


2013/01/07Signed as a free agent by the Texas Rangers.
2010/12/04Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals.
2010/07/31Houston Astros traded Lance Berkman and cash to the New York Yankees for Mark Melancon and Jimmy Paredes.
1997/06/03Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (16th overall) in 1997.

Career Stats

2013Round RockAAA271300120100-.429.429.8571.286
2012St. LouisNL3281122171271419204.259.381.444.825
2011St. LouisNL1454889014723231949293266.301.412.547.959
2010NY YankeesAL3710692770191715001.255.358.349.707
2010Total Hou/NYAMLB1224044810023114587785322.248.368.413.781
2010Round RockAAA263320130200-.500.4291.3331.762
2005Round RockAAA41424100134000.286.412.357.769
2000New OrleansAAA311121837426273120442.330.479.5631.042
1999New OrleansAAA6422642732008493947714.323.419.518.937
1998New OrleansAAA17591416406131216000.271.411.6441.055


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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