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Jason Kendall # - C

  • Age: 39
  • DOB: 1974/06/26
  • POB: San Diego, CA
  • Height: 6-0 Weight: 190lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 15
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh in 1992 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsHit for average and scored more runs than most catchers. Could also run better than most backstops. Was savvy and handled pitchers with aplomb.
FlawsHad virtually no power with the bat. Didn't throw out enough runners trying to steal and committed a few too many errors behind the plate.
Career potentialMobile catcher and leader of a pitching staff.

Honours and Awards

2000Named to the All-Star Game
1998Named to the All-Star Game
1996Named to the All-Star Game
1995Southern League (AA) - Most Valuable Player
1995Southern League (AA) - All-Star Team
1995Double-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1993South Atlantic League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/07/24Announced his retirement.
2012/07/19Signed by the Kansas City Royals to a minor league contract.
2011/10/30Missed all 162 regular season games (right shoulder surgery).
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/05/05Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right shoulder surgery).
2011/03/30Right shoulder surgery, 15-day DL.
2010/11/10Missed the last 30 regular season games (shoulder injury).
2010/09/01Shoulder injury, sidelined indefinitely.
2010/05/14Missed 1 game (left forearm injury).
2010/05/13Left forearm injury, day-to-day.
2009/12/11Signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals to a two-year contract.
2007/11/21Signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.
2007/10/30Filed for free agency.
2007/07/16Acquired from the Oakland Athletics.
2006/05/13Missed 4 games (suspended by mlb).
2006/05/05Suspended by the MLB for 4 games.
2004/11/27Acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2004/08/20Suspended by the MLB for 4 games.
2003/06/20Suspended by the MLB for 3 games.
2002/04/21Missed 1 game (concussion).
2002/04/19Concussion, day-to-day.
2001/07/31Suspended by the MLB for 2 games.

Trades

2012/07/19Signed by the Kansas City Royals to a minor league contract.
2009/12/11Signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals.
2007/11/21Signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers.
2007/07/16Chicago Cubs traded Rob Bowen and Jerry Blevins to Oakland Athletics for Jason Kendall.
2004/11/27Pittsburgh Pirates traded Jason Kendall and cash to the Oakland Athletics for Mark Redman and Arthur Rhodes.
1992/06/01Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round in 1992.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2012NW ArkansasAA231100000100-.333.333.333.666
2010Kansas CityAL118434391111800373745127-.256.318.297.615
2009MilwaukeeNL134452481091922434658728.241.331.305.636
2008MilwaukeeNL15151646127302249504583-.246.327.324.651
2007Chicago CubsNL5717421471011191915035.270.362.356.718
2007OaklandAL8029224661002221227314.226.261.281.542
2007Total Oak/ChNMLB137466451132013413142349.242.301.309.610
2006OaklandAL1435527616323015053541155.295.367.342.709
2005OaklandAL150601701632810535039837.271.345.321.666
2004PittsburghNL14757486183320351604111810.319.399.390.789
2003PittsburghNL1505878419129365849408710.325.399.416.815
2002PittsburghNL1455455915425334449291589.283.350.356.706
2001PittsburghNL1576068416122210534448131417.266.335.358.693
2000PittsburghNL15257911218533614587979221210.320.412.470.882
1999PittsburghNL78280619320384138322237.332.428.511.939
1998PittsburghNL14953595175363127551512659.327.411.473.884
1997PittsburghNL14448671143364849495318611.294.391.434.825
1996PittsburghNL1304145412423534235305218.300.372.401.773
1995CarolinaAA1174298714026187156221078.326.414.448.862
1994CarolinaAA1347611200623002.234.294.277.571
1994SalemA1013716811819276647211439.318.406.437.843
1993AugustaA1023664310117414022308520.276.325.352.677
1992GCL PiratesR331117292001089225.261.317.279.596
TotalMLB2085762710302195394357574472168618989130.288.366.378.744
TotalAL49118792095037913162152165341616.268.333.316.649
TotalNL159457488211692315347258256952115573114.294.376.399.775
TotalAA13247994152281877582610710.317.402.430.832
TotalA2037371112193668106695122829.297.366.395.761
TotalR331117292001089225.261.317.279.596

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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