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Full Name: Frank John Catalanotto Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/195 First Game: September 3, 1997
Birthdate: April 27, 1974 MLB Experience: 11 years
Birthplace: Smithtown, New York College: LIU-C.W. Post
Bat/Throw: Left/Right


Biography

Frank Catalanotto (Frank John Catalanotto) was born on April 27, 1974 in Smithtown, New York. He made his Major League debut on September 3, 1997 for the Detroit Tigers. In 1998, his rookie year, he hit .282 with 6 home runs and 25 RBI. Catalanotto played for the Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays over the course of his 11 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Frank Catalanotto's most productive season. Some believe that it was 2003, when he hit for a .299 average and knocked in 59 runs. However, others believe that it was 2001, when he hit for a .330 average and knocked in 54 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1997 DET 13 26 2 8 2 0 0 3 3 7 0 0 .308 .379 .385 .764
1998 DET 89 213 23 60 13 2 6 25 12 39 3 2 .282 .325 .446 .771
1999 DET 100 286 41 79 19 0 11 35 15 49 3 4 .276 .327 .458 .785
2000 TEX 103 282 55 82 13 2 10 42 33 36 6 2 .291 .375 .457 .832
2001 TEX 133 463 77 153 31 5 11 54 39 55 15 5 .330 .391 .490 .882
2002 TEX 68 212 42 57 16 6 3 23 25 27 9 5 .269 .364 .443 .808
2003 TOR 133 489 83 146 34 6 13 59 35 62 2 2 .299 .351 .472 .823
2004 TOR 75 249 27 73 19 1 1 26 17 33 1 0 .293 .344 .390 .734
2005 TOR 130 419 56 126 29 5 8 59 37 53 0 2 .301 .367 .451 .818
2006 TOR 128 437 56 131 36 2 7 56 52 37 1 3 .300 .376 .439 .816
2007 TEX 103 331 52 86 20 4 11 44 28 37 2 1 .260 .337 .444 .781
Career 1075 3407 514 1001 232 33 81 426 296 435 42 26 .294 .359 .453 .812

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
1997 DET 2B 6 4 34 7 16 9 0 0 1.000
1998 DET 3B 3 3 21 0 6 5 1 1 .833
1998 DET 2B 31 12 126 38 76 36 2 10 .974
1998 DET 1B 18 12 116 124 134 10 0 9 1.000
1999 DET 3B 21 18 162 8 36 26 2 4 .944
1999 DET 2B 32 19 179 24 88 61 3 7 .966
1999 DET 1B 32 24 219 219 230 11 0 29 1.000
2000 TEX 1B 17 12 107 100 110 7 3 12 .973
2000 TEX RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2000 TEX 2B 50 35 322 69 180 105 6 22 .967
2001 TEX RF 15 14 113 19 19 0 0 0 1.000
2001 TEX LF 78 72 647 168 171 2 1 0 .994
2001 TEX 3B 11 6 53 6 24 17 1 0 .958
2001 TEX 2B 13 10 89 18 43 23 2 8 .953
2001 TEX 1B 5 0 7 6 8 2 0 0 1.000
2002 TEX LF 26 19 173 34 35 0 1 0 .971
2002 TEX 2B 23 15 139 24 72 47 1 8 .986
2002 TEX 1B 15 9 85 88 93 5 0 6 1.000
2003 TOR 1B 5 2 23 19 24 3 2 3 .917
2003 TOR RF 43 40 340 55 55 0 0 0 1.000
2003 TOR LF 61 55 460 91 96 4 1 0 .990
2004 TOR LF 41 34 309 67 70 1 2 1 .971
2005 TOR LF 111 99 761 163 167 4 0 0 1.000
2006 TOR RF 1 1 8 3 4 0 1 0 .750
2006 TOR LF 101 94 760 140 150 10 0 3 1.000
2007 TEX 1B 14 13 96 94 100 6 0 8 1.000
2007 TEX LF 64 60 483 98 100 2 0 0 1.000
Total 1006 832 5837 1682 2107 396 29 131 .986

Awards

Transactions

  • Selected by Detroit Tigers in the 10th round of the free-agent draft (June 1, 1992 - signed June 2, 1992).
  • Selected by Oakland Athletics from Detroit Tigers in the Rule 5 major league draft (December 9, 1996).
  • Returned to Detroit Tigers (March 21, 1997).
  • Traded by Detroit Tigers with Francisco Cordero, Bill Haselman, Gabe Kapler, Justin Thompson and Alan Webb to Texas Rangers in exchange for Juan Gonzalez, Danny Patterson and Greg Zaun (November 2, 1999).
  • Granted free agency (December 21, 2002).
  • Signed by Toronto Blue Jays (December 28, 2002).
  • Granted free agency (October 30, 2006).
  • Signed by Texas Rangers (November 19, 2006).

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