MLB

Eric Hinske # - 1B/OF

  • Age: 37
  • DOB: 1977/08/05
  • POB: Menasha, WI
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 235lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 12
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs in 1998 (17th round).

Scouting Report

AssetsCan play the corner spots in both the infield and outfield. Provides good power at the plate and will take a walk. A team-first player, he's also a good leader in the clubhouse.
FlawsHas holes in his swing and doesn't make consistent contact (especially against lefties), which makes him too streaky to receive regular at-bats. Isn't very good defensively.
Career potentialQuality backup and pinch-hitter.

Honours and Awards

2002AL - Rookie of the Year
2002AL - Players Choice Awards (Rookie of the Year)
1999Florida State League (A) - All-Star Team
1998New York-Penn League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/07/18Released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2013/07/07Outrighted to Reno (AAA).
2013/06/28Designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2013/06/26Missed 1 game (suspended by mlb).
2013/06/25MLB reduced his suspension to 1 game.
2013/06/14Suspended by the MLB for 5 games.
2012/12/04Signed as a free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a one-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2011/10/31Atlanta Braves exercised their contract option for next season.
2010/12/02Re-signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2010/01/12Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Braves to a one-year contract.
2009/10/27Added to the New York Yankees playoff roster.
2009/10/15Not on the New York Yankees playoff roster for the AL Championship.
2009/06/30Acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2009/01/30Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2008/11/01Filed for free agency.
2008/03/29Contract purchased from Durham (AAA).
2008/02/06Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a minor league contract.
2007/10/30Filed for free agency.
2007/08/10Missed 3 games (bereavement list).
2007/08/06Bereavement list, day-to-day.
2006/08/17Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2003/06/26Missed 29 games (right hand injury).
2003/05/26Right hand injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 24th, 2003).
2003/05/25Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2003/05/13Missed 2 games (wrist injury).
2003/05/11Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2002/06/12Missed 2 games (hamstring).
2002/06/10Hamstring, day-to-day.
2001/12/07Acquired from the Oakland Athletics.
2001/03/28Acquired from the Chicago Cubs.
2001/03/14Optioned to Iowa (AAA).

Trades

2012/12/04Signed as a free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2010/01/12Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Braves.
2009/06/30Pittsburgh Pirates traded Eric Hinske to the New York Yankees for Casey Erickson and Eric Fryer.
2009/01/30Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2008/02/06Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a minor league contract.
2006/08/17Toronto Blue Jays traded Eric Hinske and cash to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later.
2001/12/07Toronto Blue Jays traded Billy Koch to the Oakland Athletics for Justin Miller and Eric Hinske.
2001/03/28Oakland Athletics traded Miguel Cairo to the Chicago Cubs for Eric Hinske.
1998/06/02Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 17th round of the free-agent draft.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2013ArizonaNL5252293016617000.173.259.288.547
2013RenoAAA51801000015000.056.105.056.161
2012AtlantaNL91132926712131441002.197.272.311.583
2011AtlantaNL117236245510010282671010.233.311.403.714
2010AtlantaNL13128138722111151337500-.256.338.456.794
2009NY YankeesAL39841319307141025100.226.316.512.828
2009PittsburghNL541061827901111727000.255.373.368.741
2009Total Pit/NYAMLB9319031461208252752100.242.348.432.780
2008Tampa BayAL133381599421120604788103-.247.333.465.798
2007BostonAL8418625381236212854303.204.317.398.715
2006BostonAL31808238015830111.288.352.425.777
2006TorontoAL7819735529212292749110.264.353.513.866
2006Total Tor/BosAL109277437517213343579221.271.353.487.840
2005TorontoAL14747779125312156846121847.262.333.430.763
2004TorontoAL155570661402331569541091288.246.312.375.687
2003TorontoAL1244497410945312635910412222.243.329.437.766
2003SyracuseAAA2824101200000.500.5001.0001.500
2002TorontoAL1515669915838224847713813120.279.365.481.846
2001SacramentoAAA1214367112327125795411320717.282.373.521.894
2000West TennesseeAA1314367611321920737813314528.259.373.486.859
1999IowaAAA41534011214001.267.313.600.913
1999DaytonaA1304457613228619796290161022.297.385.515.900
1998WilliamsportA68248467420095735611932.298.384.488.872
1998RockfordA62089401456100.450.538.8001.338
TotalMLB1387379754994724018137522452949612163.249.332.430.762
TotalAL942299045875819016112413356718612061.254.335.440.775
TotalNL445807911895022510996231012.234.319.394.713
TotalAAA1324777613228227835612220718.277.363.514.877
TotalAA1314367611321920737813314528.259.373.486.859
TotalA20471313021552629140102157361324.302.389.513.902

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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