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Full Name: Craig Alan Biggio Primary Position: 2B,C,OF
First Game: June 26, 1988 Birthdate: December 14, 1965
Last Game: September 29, 2007 Birthplace: Smithtown, New York
MLB Experience: 19 years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
College: Seton Hall University


Biography

Craig Biggio (Craig Alan Biggio) was born on December 14, 1965 in Smithtown, New York. He made his Major League debut on June 26, 1988 for the Houston Astros. In 1989, his rookie year, he hit .257 with 13 home runs and 60 RBI. Biggio played for the Houston Astros for his entire 19 year career.

Most people believe that Craig Biggio's best season was 1997, when he slugged 22 home runs, stole 47 bases, hit for a .309 average and knocked in 81 runs.

Scouting Report

Hitting

Early in his career Biggio was a consummate hitter. He had extra base power to all fields, a great eye at the plate and a willingness to do everything he could to accomplish everything he needed to do. While the latter still holds true, his skills have deteriorated to the point that he's almost strictly a pull-hitter and chases bad pitches more than he ever has before. That said, each of the past two seasons he's set new career highs in home runs and is still an annual 40+ double threat. He'll spray singles to all fields but his extra base and home run power is strictly to left field. He's still capable of working counts but doesn't walk much anymore.

Baserunning and Defense

While Biggio no longer has the speed to steal 40+ bases a season, he still runs well enough to swipe 10-15 bases. His baserunning instincts are among the best in baseball and he rarely makes mistakes on the basepaths. He's aggressive and takes the extra base at every opportunity.

Biggio's defense has declined along with his offensive skills, but he still remains capable with the glove. He still has good hands but his range is now average at best and his arm strength has fallen well below average. He still turns a smooth double play, although credit for that may be better attributed to Adam Everett.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1988 HOU N 50 123 14 26 3 5 .211 .254 .350 6 1 7 29 0 1 6 2 1
1989 HOU N 134 443 64 114 13 60 .257 .336 .402 21 2 49 64 6 6 21 8 7
1990 HOU N 150 555 53 153 4 42 .276 .342 .348 24 2 53 79 3 9 25 1 11
1991 HOU N 149 546 79 161 4 46 .295 .358 .374 23 4 53 71 2 5 19 3 2
1992 HOU N 162 613 96 170 6 39 .277 .378 .369 32 3 94 95 7 5 38 9 5
1993 HOU N 155 610 98 175 21 64 .287 .373 .474 41 5 77 93 10 4 15 7 10
1994 HOU N 114 437 88 139 6 56 .318 .411 .483 44 5 62 58 8 2 39 1 5
1995 HOU N 141 553 123 167 22 77 .302 .406 .483 30 2 80 85 22 11 33 1 6
1996 HOU N 162 605 113 174 15 75 .288 .386 .415 24 4 75 72 27 8 25 0 10
1997 HOU N 162 619 146 191 22 81 .309 .415 .501 37 8 84 107 34 0 47 6 0
1998 HOU N 160 646 123 210 20 88 .325 .403 .503 51 2 64 113 23 1 50 6 10
1999 HOU N 160 639 123 188 16 73 .294 .386 .457 56 0 88 107 11 5 28 9 5
2000 HOU N 101 377 67 101 8 35 .268 .388 .393 13 5 61 73 16 7 12 3 10
2001 HOU N 155 617 118 180 20 70 .292 .382 .455 35 3 66 100 28 0 7 4 11
2002 HOU N 145 577 96 146 15 58 .253 .330 .404 36 3 50 111 17 9 16 2 15
2003 HOU N 153 628 102 166 15 62 .264 .350 .412 44 2 57 116 27 3 8 3 4
2004 HOU N 156 633 100 178 24 63 .281 .337 .469 47 0 40 94 15 9 7 0 8
2005 HOU N 155 590 94 156 26 69 .264 .325 .468 40 1 37 90 17 4 11 2 10
2006 HOU N 145 548 79 135 21 62 .246 .306 .422 33 0 40 84 9 5 3 1 16
2007 HOU N 141 517 68 130 10 50 .251 .285 .381 31 3 23 112 3 7 4 0 5
Total 2850 10876 1844 3060 291 1175 .281 .363 .433 668 55 1160 1753 285 101 414 68 151

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1988 HOU N C 50 40 346.1 292 28 3 0 0 3 51 17 0 .991
1989 HOU N OF 5 5 44 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1989 HOU N CF 4 4 36 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1989 HOU N C 125 119 1064.2 728 56 8 6 0 9 140 29 0 .990
1989 HOU N LF 1 1 8 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .800
1990 HOU N C 113 101 904.2 546 54 9 4 0 7 117 38 2 .985
1990 HOU N LF 17 10 87.2 20 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1990 HOU N OF 50 44 372 111 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1990 HOU N RF 2 0 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1990 HOU N CF 34 34 283 91 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1991 HOU N 2B 3 3 25 5 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1991 HOU N CF 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1991 HOU N OF 2 0 1.2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1991 HOU N C 139 131 1175.1 889 64 10 10 0 13 126 46 0 .990
1991 HOU N LF 1 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1992 HOU N 2B 161 157 1407.2 344 413 12 81 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1993 HOU N 2B 155 155 1352.2 306 447 14 90 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1994 HOU N 2B 113 112 979.2 225 338 7 63 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1995 HOU N 2B 141 139 1271.1 299 419 10 78 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1996 HOU N 2B 162 160 1409.1 361 440 10 76 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1997 HOU N 2B 160 155 1384.1 341 504 18 108 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1997 HOU N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1998 HOU N 2B 159 154 1368.1 318 431 15 92 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1998 HOU N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1999 HOU N LF 6 3 25.1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1999 HOU N OF 6 3 25.1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1999 HOU N 2B 155 153 1351.1 359 430 12 117 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1999 HOU N DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2000 HOU N 2B 100 99 852.2 183 282 6 57 0 0 0 0 0 .987
2001 HOU N 2B 154 152 1344.2 280 389 11 86 0 0 0 0 0 .984
2001 HOU N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2002 HOU N 2B 142 140 1236.2 313 353 8 88 0 0 0 0 0 .988
2002 HOU N LF 1 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 HOU N OF 1 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2003 HOU N OF 150 150 1313 326 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .997
2003 HOU N CF 150 150 1313 326 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .997
2004 HOU N LF 83 83 654.1 116 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .930
2004 HOU N CF 66 66 570.2 134 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 HOU N OF 149 149 1225 250 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .966
2004 HOU N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 HOU N 2B 141 141 1172.1 250 396 16 82 0 0 0 0 0 .976
2005 HOU N DH 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2006 HOU N DH 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2006 HOU N 2B 129 127 1062 218 334 6 80 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2007 HOU N 2B 114 111 936.2 191 267 10 54 0 0 0 0 0 .979
2007 HOU N DH 4 4
2007 HOU N C 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total CF 255 254 2203.2 562 15 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .993
Total OF 363 352 2990 708 21 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 .980
Total 2B 1989 1958 17154.2 3992 5450 156 1152 0 0 0 0 0 .984
Total DH 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 2 0 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total C 428 392 3493 2456 202 30 20 0 32 434 130 2 .989
Total LF 109 98 785 147 6 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 .933

Transactions

  • Selected by Houston Astros in the 1st round (22nd pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 2, 1987 - signed June 8, 1987).
  • Granted free agency (October 31, 1995).
  • Signed by Houston Astros (December 14, 1995).
  • Granted free agency (October 31, 2006).
  • Signed by Houston Astros (November 10, 2006).

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