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Ken Griffey Jr.

44-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 230   DOB: 11/21/1969   BORN: Donora, PA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ken Griffey Jr. Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year contract with the Mariners in November of 2009.

June 2, 2010  –  Ken Griffey Jr. News

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Griffey officially announced his retirement Wednesday afternoon, the Seattle Times reports.

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Ken Griffey Jr. Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 35 MAJ CIN 128 555 491 85 148 65 30 0 35 92 0 1 54 93 0 7 3 .301 .369 .576 .946
2006 36 MAJ CIN 109 472 428 62 108 46 19 0 27 72 0 0 39 78 0 3 2 .252 .316 .486 .802
2007 37 MAJ CIN 144 623 528 78 147 55 24 1 30 93 6 1 85 99 0 9 1 .278 .374 .498 .872
2008 38 MAJ CHA 41 150 131 16 34 13 10 0 3 18 0 0 17 25 0 1 1 .260 .347 .405 .751
2008 38 MAJ CIN 101 420 355 50 86 35 19 1 15 53 0 1 60 64 0 3 2 .242 .352 .428 .781
2008  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ CHA/CIN 142 570 486 66 120 48 29 1 18 71 0 1 77 89 0 4 3 .247 .351 .422 .773
2009 39 MAJ SEA 117 454 387 44 83 38 19 0 19 57 0 0 63 80 0 3 1 .214 .324 .411 .735
2010 40 MAJ SEA 33 108 98 6 18 2 2 0 0 7 0 0 9 17 0 1 0 .184 .250 .204 .454
Career  (View All)     2670 11,299 9,797 1,661 2,780 1,191 523 38 630 1,836 184 69 1,311 1,779 8 102 81 .284 .380 .538 .918

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Ken Griffey Jr.: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2010 25
2009 11 8 3 94

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Ken Griffey Jr. Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 35 MAJ CIN 555 491 9.7% 16.8% 0.58 81% .311 .275
2006 36 MAJ CIN 472 428 8.3% 16.5% 0.50 82% .251 .234
2007 37 MAJ CIN 623 528 13.6% 15.9% 0.86 81% .293 .220
2008 38 MAJ CHA 150 131 11.3% 16.7% 0.68 81% .301 .145
2008 38 MAJ CIN 420 355 14.3% 15.2% 0.94 82% .257 .186
2008  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ CHA/CIN 570 486 13.5% 15.6% 0.87 82% .269 .175
2009 39 MAJ SEA 454 387 13.9% 17.6% 0.79 79% .222 .197
2010 40 MAJ SEA 108 98 8.3% 15.7% 0.53 83% .222 .020
Career     11,299 9,797 11.6% 15.7% 0.74 82% .291 .254

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Ken Griffey Jr.: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Griffey is expected to announce his retirement shortly, ESPN reports. Manager Don Wakamatsu has also confirmed Griffey's plans.

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Griffey, who got a rare start against left-handed pitching Monday because Mike Sweeney was unavailable, went 0-for-4 and grounded into a double play.

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Griffey is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Shannon Drayer of ESPN Seattle reports.

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Griffey called parts of a report that he was unavailable to pinch hit recently because he was asleep in the clubhouse "not accurate," the Seattle Times reports. He did not specify which parts were inaccurate.

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Griffey was unavailable to pinch hit recently because he was asleep in the clubhouse during the game, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Griffey, who struck out with the bases loaded to end the sixth inning, went 0-for-4 Tuesday to drop his average to .210.

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Griffey is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers with left-hander Matt Harrison on the mound, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Griffey is not in the Mariners' starting lineup Tuesday, Shannon Drayer of MyNorthwest.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2010

Griffey returns for another ride on the nostalgia train. By all accounts, it was a rip-roaring trip last season just ask his tickle partner, Ichiro and he even had a decent showing in the power department 19 home runs in 387 at-bats (homering nearly once in every 20 at-bats). His .214 batting average was by far a career low, and his .735 OPS ranked ninth among DHs, but, nostalgia being what it is, no one seemed to mind. The Mariners say he'll have a reduced role this season, which, considering he was mostly limited to a left-handed DH platoon last year, likely means he'll spend most of his time as a pinch-hitter/clubhouse mascot this season.

2009

Junior's huge 2007 season opened up the possibility of a run at 700 home runs. Last year, though, featured the second-lowest SLG and ISO of his career, and coupled with the loss of his speed and most of his defensive value, puts his future in question. The error bars on that projection are very wide; Griffey could pop 25 homers in part-time play, or he could retire.

2008

Since his trade to the Reds before the 2000 season, Griffey hasn't played in more than 145 games in any given season. He came close last year, making it to 144 before an abdominal/groin injury shut him down in the middle of September. Before the injury, Griffey was putting together a nice season, even regaining the walk rate he had lost the previous season. Health will always be an issue, and the likelihood of decline at his age (38) is pretty high. Still, you could do worse if looking for someone to provide you 20-30 homers.

2007

Griffey has only topped 120 games played once in his last five seasons, and ended last year out of commission with a dislocated toe, after missing a significant chunk of games earlier with a quadriceps strain. It's the latter injury that's representative of his recent travails, a nagging muscle strain that's often worse than first diagnosed. Once on the field, Griffey maintained his power, but at the expense of his batting eye such that he posted a career-low .316 OBP. So while he'll have his fantasy uses, he'll also have his significant fantasy flaws: durability, hitting for average, and no more stolen bases. Also watch a broken hand he suffered in the offseason, although he is expected to be ready this spring.

2006

Although Griffey missed most of September with a foot tendon injury, he surprised most observers by not having a recurrence with hamstring injury and others by hitting for power. All this came despite having just one homer in April and two in September. At age 36, the likelihood of both injury and decline are better than average, but our outlook for once is no longer excessively pessimistic.

2005

Another year, another set of devastating injuries for Griffey. Although the severity of Griffey's season-ending hamstring was surprising for such an innocuous play, the mere fact that he hurt his hamstring should come as a surprise to nobody. He's had various hamstring issues ever since arriving in the Queen City, and the smart money is betting he'll have more of the same in 2005.

2004

Griffey has now missed 269 games in his four years with the Reds, with 2003 being his worst in terms of games missed. Sadly enough for the Reds, Griffey was just starting to turn it around before he suffered his season-ending ankle injury, homering in five consecutive games before getting hurt two games later. Overall, his .566 slugging percentage in 166 at-bats was his highest in four years with the Reds. Griffey especially was helped by the new ballpark, slugging .645 in the Great American Ballpark.

2003

While Griffey's health issues are an obvious concern, his declining power numbers are also cause for worry. Griffey's slugging percentage has dropped in five consecutive seasons since his peak year in 1997, when he slugged .646. That trend should be halted in 2003, but only because it dropped so low (.426) due mostly to his assorted injuries. Early reports suggest that the Great American Ballpark will have a short porch in right field, which will help mask his decline, but even an optimistic projection for Griffey shouldn't have him topping 35 homers.