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Full Name: Desmond DeChone Figgins Primary Position: OF, 3B, 2B
Height/Weight: 5' 8"/180 First Game: August 25, 2002
Birthdate: January 22, 1978 MLB Experience: 6 years
Birthplace: Leary, Georgia
Bat/Throw: Both/Right


Desmond DeChone ("Chone") Figgins (born January 22, 1978 in Leary, Georgia) is a third baseman who plays for the Los Angeles Angels. ("Chone" is pronounced like "Shawn".)

Biography

A fourth-round draft pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 1997 amateur draft, Figgins attended Brandon High School in Florida where he was third-team High School All-American as a senior. He was acquired by the Angels in a trade in 2001 for Kimera Bartee.

Figgins made his major-league debut in 2002 for the World Series-winning Angels, used mostly as a pinch runner. His first full season in the majors was 2004. His breakout year came in 2005, when he was moved from nearly the bottom of the batting order to leadoff hitter and used his speed to steal a major-league high 62 bases, which also set a new Angels team record.

Prior to the 2006 season, the Angels signed Figgins to a 3-year, $10.5-million deal. He had been eligible for salary arbitration, which could have been substantial considering his accomplishments the year before.

Along with third base, Figgins can also play shortstop, second base, and all three outfield positions. He is known as being one of the top utility players in the game of baseball. Although he was initially considered the most likely starter for center field in 2006, when the Angels decided to move Darin Erstad back to that position it opened up Figgins to be the starter at third base.

Listed generously at 5'7" or 5'8", Figgins is one of the shortest players in Major League Baseball.

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Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2002 ANA 15 12 6 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 2 1 .167 .167 .250 .417
2003 ANA 71 240 34 71 9 4 0 27 20 38 13 7 .296 .345 .367 .711
2004 ANA 148 577 83 171 22 17 5 60 49 94 34 13 .296 .350 .419 .770
2005 LAA 158 642 113 186 25 10 8 57 64 101 62 17 .290 .352 .397 .749
2006 LAA 155 604 93 161 23 8 9 62 65 100 52 16 .267 .336 .376 .712
2007 LAA 115 442 81 146 24 6 3 58 51 81 41 12 .330 .393 .432 .825
Career 662 2517 410 737 104 45 25 265 249 419 204 66 .293 .354 .400 .753

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2002 ANA 2B 8 1 29 7 17 9 1 2 .941
2003 ANA CF 44 40 354 108 109 1 0 0 1.000
2003 ANA LF 3 1 13 5 5 0 0 0 1.000
2003 ANA SS 8 6 56 11 31 18 2 4 .935
2003 ANA 2B 14 12 105 23 51 27 1 6 .980
2004 ANA RF 2 1 10 4 5 1 0 0 1.000
2004 ANA CF 54 35 336 92 93 0 1 0 .989
2004 ANA LF 1 1 9 4 4 0 0 0 1.000
2004 ANA SS 13 10 80 19 45 24 2 5 .956
2004 ANA 3B 92 80 705 57 197 129 11 9 .944
2004 ANA 2B 20 15 141 27 70 42 1 8 .986
2005 LAA 2B 42 36 322 67 173 101 5 20 .971
2005 LAA RF 8 7 53 12 13 1 0 0 1.000
2005 LAA CF 50 45 398 131 134 1 2 0 .985
2005 LAA LF 15 13 130 27 28 1 0 1 1.000
2005 LAA SS 4 1 11 2 6 4 0 1 1.000
2005 LAA 3B 56 48 437 34 132 95 3 8 .977
2006 LAA RF 6 4 37 7 7 0 0 0 1.000
2006 LAA CF 96 93 829 242 254 7 5 3 .980
2006 LAA LF 16 9 90 16 17 1 0 0 1.000
2006 LAA SS 2 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
2006 LAA 3B 34 32 280 22 82 50 10 5 .878
2006 LAA 2B 9 7 62 9 30 20 1 6 .967
2007 LAA RF 11 11 86 17 18 1 0 0 1.000
2007 LAA 3B 99 96 836 52 230 165 13 14 .943
2007 LAA 2B 9 6 58 9 25 15 1 1 .960
Total 756 638 5617 1021 1826 743 62 100 .966

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