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Full Name: Russell Paul Springer Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 4"/195 First Game: April 17, 1992
Birthdate: November 7, 1968 MLB Experience: 14 years
Birthplace: Alexandria, Louisiana
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on November 7, 1968 in Alexandria, Louisiana, Russ Springer (Russell Paul Springer) played for the New York Yankees, California Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks and St. Louis Cardinals over the course of his 14 year career. Springer broke into the bigs on April 17, 1992 with the New York Yankees, and put up a 7.20 ERA in 60 innings pitched in 1993, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Russ Springer's best season was 1997, when he posted a 4.23 ERA and struck out 74 batters.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1992 NY A 14 0 0 0 6.19 12 11 11 0 0 0 16 18 0 10 0 0 1
1993 CAL A 14 9 1 6 7.20 31 48 48 1 0 0 60 73 11 32 1 6 3
1994 CAL A 18 5 2 2 5.52 28 28 28 0 0 2 45.2 53 9 14 0 2 0
1995 PHI N 14 0 0 0 3.71 32 11 11 0 0 0 26.2 22 5 10 3 1 2
1995 CAL A 19 6 1 2 6.10 38 37 35 0 0 1 51.2 60 11 25 1 1 5
1995 Total 33 6 1 2 5.29 70 48 46 0 0 1 78.1 82 16 35 4 2 7
1996 PHI N 51 7 3 10 4.66 94 60 50 0 0 0 96.2 106 12 38 6 5 1
1997 HOU N 54 0 3 3 4.23 74 28 26 0 0 3 55.1 48 4 27 2 4 4
1998 ATL N 22 0 1 1 4.05 19 10 9 0 0 0 20 22 0 16 3 2 0
1998 ARI N 26 0 4 3 4.13 37 16 15 0 0 0 32.2 29 4 14 1 3 1
1998 TOT N 48 0 5 4 4.10 56 26 24 0 0 0 52.2 51 4 30 4 5 1
1999 ATL N 49 0 2 1 3.42 49 20 18 0 0 1 47.1 31 5 22 2 0 2
2000 ARI N 52 0 2 4 5.08 59 36 35 0 0 0 62 63 11 34 6 3 2
2001 ARI N 18 0 0 0 7.13 12 16 14 0 0 1 17.2 20 5 4 0 2 0
2003 STL N 17 0 1 1 8.31 11 16 16 0 0 0 17.1 19 8 6 0 1 1
2004 HOU N 16 0 0 1 2.63 9 4 4 0 0 0 13.2 15 1 6 0 2 1
2005 HOU N 62 0 4 4 4.73 54 34 31 0 0 0 59 49 9 21 3 2 3
2006 HOU N 72 0 1 1 3.47 46 23 23 0 0 0 59.2 46 10 16 1 2 4
2007 STL N 76 0 8 1 2.18 66 18 16 0 0 0 66 41 3 19 1 1 3
2008 STL N 70 0 2 1 2.32 45 14 13 0 0 0 50.1 39 4 18 0 2 1
Total NL 599 7 31 31 4.05 607 306 281 0 0 5 624.1 550 81 251 28 30 25
Total AL 65 20 4 10 6.33 109 124 122 1 0 3 173.1 204 31 81 2 9 9
Total 664 27 35 41 4.55 716 430 403 1 0 8 797.2 754 112 332 30 39 34

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1992 NY A P 14 0 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1.000
1993 CAL A P 14 9 60 3 2 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 1.000
1994 CAL A P 18 5 45.2 2 3 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 1.000
1995 PHI N P 14 0 26.2 3 4 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1.000
1995 CAL A P 19 6 51.2 0 6 0 1 0 0 6 1 0 1.000
1995 Total P 33 6 78.1 3 10 0 2 0 1 8 1 0 1.000
1996 PHI N P 51 7 96.2 3 10 2 0 0 1 8 2 1 .867
1997 HOU N P 54 0 55.1 5 5 1 1 0 0 8 0 0 .909
1998 ATL N P 22 0 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1.000
1998 ARI N P 26 0 32.2 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 .667
1998 TOT N P 48 0 52.2 2 2 1 0 0 0 7 2 0 .800
1999 ATL N P 49 0 47.1 1 4 0 0 0 1 9 1 0 1.000
2000 ARI N P 52 0 62 1 4 1 1 0 0 9 1 0 .833
2001 ARI N P 18 0 17.2 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .800
2003 STL N P 17 0 17.1 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000
2004 HOU N P 16 0 13.2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000
2005 HOU N P 62 0 59 1 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1.000
2006 HOU N P 72 0 59.2 3 6 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 .900
2007 STL N P 76 0 66 1 5 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 1.000
2008 STL N P 70 0 50.1 2 7 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .818
Total P 664 27 797.2 32 74 9 7 0 4 83 16 1 .922

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1992 NY A 14 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 CAL A 14 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 CAL A 18 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 PHI N 14 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1995 CAL A 19 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 Total 33 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1996 PHI N 51 17 1 1 0 0 .059 .059 .059 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 0 1
1997 HOU N 54 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 ATL N 22 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 ARI N 26 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1998 TOT N 48 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999 ATL N 49 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 ARI N 52 5 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2001 ARI N 18 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 STL N 17 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
2004 HOU N 16 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 HOU N 62 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 HOU N 72 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 STL N 76 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2008 STL N 70 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 599 27 1 2 0 0 .074 .074 .074 0 0 0 17 0 4 0 0 1
Total AL 65 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 664 27 1 2 0 0 .074 .074 .074 0 0 0 17 0 4 0 0 1

Transactions

  • Selected by New York Yankees in the 7th round of the free-agent draft (June 5, 1989 - signed June 21, 1989).
  • Traded by New York Yankees with J.T. Snow and Jerry Nielsen to California Angels in exchange for Jim Abbott (December 6, 1992).
  • Traded by California Angels to Philadelphia Phillies (August 15, 1995) completing trade in which California Angels traded Kevin Flora and a player to be named later to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Dave Gallagher (August 8, 1995).
  • Released by Philadelphia Phillies (December 20, 1996).
  • Signed by Houston Astros (December 30, 1996).
  • Selected by Arizona Diamondbacks from Houston Astros (61st pick overall) in the expansion draft (November 18, 1997).
  • Traded by Arizona Diamondbacks to Atlanta Braves in exchange for Alan Embree (June 23, 1998).
  • Granted free agency (November 2, 1999).
  • Signed by Arizona Diamondbacks (December 3, 1999).
  • Granted free agency (November 7, 2001).
  • Signed by St. Louis Cardinals (December 19, 2002).
  • Granted free agency (October 28, 2003).
  • Signed by Houston Astros (June 29, 2004).
  • Granted free agency (November 4, 2004).
  • Signed by Houston Astros (December 20, 2004).
  • Granted free agency (November 10, 2005).
  • Signed by Houston Astros (December 2, 2005).
  • Granted free agency (October 30, 2006).
  • Signed by St. Louis Cardinals (December 8, 2006).

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