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Full Name: Matthew Lawton Primary Position: OF,RF,LF
Height/Weight: 5' 10"/180 First Game: September 5, 1995
Birthdate: November 30, 1971 MLB Experience: 12 years
Birthplace: Gulfport, Mississippi
Bat/Throw: Left/Right


Biography

Matt Lawton (Matthew Lawton) was born on November 30, 1971 in Gulfport, Mississippi. He made his Major League debut on September 5, 1995 for the Minnesota Twins. In 1996, his rookie year, he hit .258 with 6 home runs and 42 RBI. Lawton played for the Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners over the course of his 12 year career.

Most people believe that Matt Lawton's best season was 2000, when he hit for a .305 average and knocked in 88 runs.

On November 2, 2005, Lawton was suspended for ten games for violating the Major League Baseball steroid policy. [1]

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1995 MIN A 21 60 11 19 1 12 .317 .414 .467 4 1 7 11 3 0 1 0 1
1996 MIN A 79 252 34 65 6 42 .258 .339 .365 7 1 28 28 4 0 4 1 6
1997 MIN A 142 460 74 114 14 60 .248 .366 .415 29 3 76 81 10 1 7 3 7
1998 MIN A 152 557 91 155 21 77 .278 .387 .478 36 6 86 64 15 0 16 6 10
1999 MIN A 118 406 58 105 7 54 .259 .353 .355 18 0 57 42 6 0 26 7 11
2000 MIN A 156 561 84 171 13 88 .305 .405 .460 44 2 91 63 7 0 23 8 10
2001 NY N 48 183 24 45 3 13 .246 .352 .366 11 1 22 34 8 0 10 0 2
2001 MIN A 103 376 71 110 10 51 .293 .396 .439 25 0 63 46 3 0 19 6 14
2001 Total 151 559 95 155 13 64 .277 .382 .415 36 1 85 80 11 0 29 6 16
2002 CLE A 114 416 71 98 15 57 .236 .342 .399 19 2 59 34 8 1 8 0 13
2003 CLE A 99 374 57 93 15 53 .249 .343 .420 19 0 47 47 7 0 10 0 8
2004 CLE A 150 591 109 164 20 70 .277 .366 .421 25 0 74 84 11 0 23 3 21
2005 PIT N 101 374 53 102 10 44 .273 .380 .433 28 1 58 61 9 0 16 0 7
2005 NY A 21 48 6 6 2 4 .125 .263 .250 0 0 7 8 2 0 1 0 0
2005 CHI N 19 78 8 19 1 5 .244 .289 .308 2 0 4 8 1 0 1 0 3
2005 Total 141 500 67 127 13 53 .254 .356 .396 30 1 69 77 12 0 18 0 10
2005 TOT N 120 452 61 121 11 49 .268 .366 .412 30 1 62 69 10 0 17 0 10
2006 SEA A 11 27 5 7 0 1 .259 .310 .259 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 168 635 85 166 14 62 .261 .362 .398 41 2 84 103 18 0 27 0 12
Total AL 1166 4128 671 1107 124 569 .268 .369 .420 226 15 597 510 76 2 138 34 101
Total 1334 4763 756 1273 138 631 .267 .368 .417 267 17 681 613 94 2 165 34 113

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1995 MIN A OF 19 14 137.1 34 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1995 MIN A LF 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1995 MIN A CF 12 10 90.2 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1995 MIN A DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1995 MIN A RF 8 4 44.2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1996 MIN A RF 60 51 464 147 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1996 MIN A DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1996 MIN A CF 18 14 124 49 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1996 MIN A OF 75 65 590 196 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1996 MIN A LF 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1997 MIN A LF 58 51 460.1 108 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1997 MIN A OF 138 126 1124 278 9 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1997 MIN A CF 24 17 149.1 44 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .936
1997 MIN A RF 66 58 514.1 126 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1998 MIN A OF 151 147 1320 398 12 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1998 MIN A LF 12 11 100 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 MIN A RF 100 96 855 264 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1998 MIN A CF 47 40 365 114 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1999 MIN A LF 9 5 50 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1999 MIN A OF 109 103 901.1 213 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1999 MIN A CF 6 2 20 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1999 MIN A RF 103 96 831.1 192 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1999 MIN A DH 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2000 MIN A OF 143 141 1209 281 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .983
2000 MIN A DH 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2000 MIN A RF 83 76 647 164 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .982
2000 MIN A CF 3 3 21 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .875
2000 MIN A LF 67 62 541 110 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .991
2001 NY N RF 48 46 410.2 96 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2001 NY N OF 48 46 410.2 96 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2001 MIN A RF 94 90 799.2 193 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .980
2001 MIN A DH 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2001 MIN A OF 94 90 799.2 193 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .980
2001 Total OF 142 136 1210.1 289 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .986
2001 Total RF 142 136 1210.1 289 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .986
2002 CLE A LF 23 23 202.2 45 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 CLE A OF 108 107 902 229 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 .975
2002 CLE A DH 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2002 CLE A RF 85 84 699.1 184 4 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 .969
2003 CLE A LF 62 61 532.2 116 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2003 CLE A DH 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 CLE A OF 74 73 643 133 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .993
2003 CLE A RF 13 12 110.1 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 CLE A OF 143 142 1238.1 266 9 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .986
2004 CLE A DH 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 CLE A LF 125 124 1070.2 231 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .988
2004 CLE A RF 19 18 167.2 35 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .974
2005 PIT N RF 98 98 841.2 206 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .995
2005 PIT N OF 98 98 841.2 206 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .995
2005 NY A LF 8 5 44.1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 NY A OF 19 14 137 31 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .969
2005 NY A RF 12 9 92.2 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .952
2005 CHI N RF 3 2 18.2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 CHI N OF 19 19 158.2 33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .971
2005 CHI N LF 18 17 140 29 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .967
2005 Total LF 26 22 184.1 40 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .976
2005 Total OF 136 131 1137.1 270 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2005 Total RF 113 109 953 230 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2005 TOT N RF 101 100 860.1 210 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .995
2005 TOT N OF 117 117 1000.1 239 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2006 SEA A DH 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2006 SEA A OF 7 6 49 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 SEA A RF 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 SEA A CF 5 5 35 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 SEA A LF 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total CF 115 91 805 254 4 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 .977
Total OF 1245 1191 10461.2 2598 59 42 19 0 0 0 0 0 .984
Total DH 53 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 794 740 6502 1658 35 28 12 0 0 0 0 0 .984
Total LF 385 360 3154.2 688 20 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 .989

Transactions

  • Selected by Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the free-agent draft (June 3, 1991 - signed August 12, 1991).
  • Traded by Minnesota Twins to New York Mets in exchange for Rick Reed (July 30, 2001).
  • Traded by New York Mets with Alex Escobar, Jerrod Riggan and 2 players to be named later to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Roberto Alomar, Michael Bacsik and Danny Peoples (December 11, 2001); Cleveland Indians received Earl Snyder and Billy Traber (December 13, 2001).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Arthur Rhodes (December 11, 2004).
  • Traded by Pittsburgh Pirates to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Jody Gerut and cash (July 31, 2005).
  • Traded by Chicago Cubs to New York Yankees in exchange for Justin Berg (August 27, 2005).
  • Granted free agency (October 27, 2005).
  • Signed by Seattle Mariners (January 11, 2006).
  • Released by Seattle Mariners (May 30, 2006).

Trivia

Brother of Marcus Lawton


See also

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