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Jeff Keppinger #7 - IF

Chicago WSox

  • 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).
  • Current Status: Right shoulder surgery, 15-day DL, 15-day DL

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

2014/03/30Right 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).
2007/04/22Optioned to Louisville (AAA).
2007/04/22Missed 18 games (broken right ring finger).
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.
2005/09/10Recalled from Norfolk (AAA).
2005/09/10Knee injury, 60-day DL.
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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