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.
2014/05/14Designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox.
2014/05/14Missed 41 games (right shoulder surgery).
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).
2007/04/22Missed 18 games (broken right ring finger).
2007/04/22Optioned to Louisville (AAA).
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.
2005/09/10Knee injury, 60-day DL.
2005/09/10Recalled from Norfolk (AAA).
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).


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

2013Chicago WSAL117423381071314402041015.253.283.317.600
2012Tampa BayAL115385461251519402431103.325.367.439.806
2011San FranciscoNL562161755110215817002.255.285.333.618
2011Total Hou/SFNL99379391052006351224015.277.300.377.677
2011Oklahoma CityAAA7282700010000-.
2011Corpus ChristiAA4164710123100-.438.526.6881.214
2010Corpus ChristiAA250200011000-.400.500.400.900
2006Kansas CityAL22601116202856002.267.323.400.723
2004NY MetsNL33116933203967212.284.317.379.696
2004Total Alt/BingAA963705912520313833191278.338.389.416.805


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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