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Mark Grudzielanek

43-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 190   DOB: 6/30/1970   BORN: Milwaukee, WI   COLLEGE: Trinidad State (CO) JC   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a minor league contract with the Indians in January of 2010.

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Grudzielanek announced his retirement Wednesday, FoxSports.com reports.

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Mark Grudzielanek 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
2004 34 AAA IOW 8 28 28 6 7 5 3 0 2 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .250 .250 .571 .821
2005 35 MAJ STL 137 563 528 64 155 41 30 3 8 59 8 6 26 81 0 2 7 .294 .334 .407 .741
2006 36 MAJ KAN 134 586 548 85 163 43 32 4 7 52 3 2 28 69 3 5 2 .297 .331 .409 .740
2007 37 MAJ KAN 116 486 453 70 137 41 32 3 6 51 1 2 23 60 0 2 8 .302 .346 .426 .772
2008 38 MAJ KAN 86 360 331 36 99 27 24 0 3 24 2 1 19 41 3 2 5 .299 .345 .399 .743
2009 39 R GCL 3 10 9 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .333 .400 .444 .844
2009 39 AA NEW 8 33 30 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 1 .267 .333 .267 .600
2009 39 AA NEW 8 33 30 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 1 .267 .333 .267 .600
2010 40 MAJ CLE 30 119 110 10 30 0 0 0 0 11 2 0 8 10 0 0 1 .273 .328 .273 .600
Career  (View All) MAJ   1802 7603 7052 946 2040 517 391 36 90 640 133 52 364 954 40 42 105 .289 .333 .393 .726

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Mark Grudzielanek: MLB Games Played By Position

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Mark Grudzielanek Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 34 AAA IOW 28 28 0% 14.3% 0.00 86% .227 .321
2005 35 MAJ STL 563 528 4.6% 14.4% 0.32 85% .335 .113
2006 36 MAJ KAN 586 548 4.8% 11.8% 0.41 87% .331 .112
2007 37 MAJ KAN 486 453 4.7% 12.3% 0.38 87% .339 .124
2008 38 MAJ KAN 360 331 5.3% 11.4% 0.46 88% .334 .100
2009 39 R GCL 10 9 10% 20% 0.50 78% .429 .111
2009 39 AA NEW 33 30 6.1% 18.2% 0.33 80% .333 .000
2009 39 AA NEW 33 30 6.1% 18.2% 0.33 80% .333 .000
2010 40 MAJ CLE 119 110 6.7% 8.4% 0.80 91% .300 .000
Career MAJ   7603 7052 4.8% 12.5% 0.38 86% .325 .104

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Best Matchups for Mark Grudzielanek (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nate Robertson DET 9 8 0 1 1 0 1 .889 1.111 2.011
Randy Wolf AZ 10 6 1 2 0 0 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Brett Tomko KC 16 9 1 3 0 1 0 .563 .875 1.438
Scott Kazmir OAK 14 7 0 2 1 1 0 .500 .786 1.319
Jered Weaver ANA 11 6 0 0 1 0 1 .545 .727 1.311
Jake Peavy BOS 11 5 0 1 0 4 1 .455 .727 1.182
Ervin Santana ATL 9 4 0 1 1 0 0 .444 .667 1.167
Scott Baker TEX 17 8 0 1 0 2 1 .471 .647 1.118
Cliff Lee PHI 12 5 0 2 1 2 0 .417 .583 1.045
Jose Contreras TEX 26 8 1 5 0 5 4 .308 .577 .910

Worst Matchups for Mark Grudzielanek (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ryan Vogelsong SF 12 3 0 3 0 1 0 .250 .250 .536
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 16 3 0 0 2 1 0 .188 .250 .528
James Shields KC 9 2 0 0 0 3 0 .222 .222 .522
Justin Verlander DET 22 5 0 1 0 4 0 .227 .227 .488
Bartolo Colon NY-N 14 3 0 0 1 1 0 .214 .214 .481
Ryan Dempster BOS 14 3 0 1 0 5 0 .214 .214 .481
Oliver Perez AZ 14 3 0 0 1 1 0 .214 .214 .481
Dan Haren LA 15 2 0 0 0 3 0 .133 .200 .333
Aaron Harang ATL 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .258
Roberto Hernandez PHI 13 1 0 0 1 4 0 .077 .077 .220

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Mark Grudzielanek: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Grudzielanek was released by the Indians after clearing waivers on Thursday, the team's official site reports.

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The Indians designated Grudzielanek (hamstring) for assignment on Tuesday, MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince reports.

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Grudzielanek wasn't in the lineup on Monday due to a strained hamstring, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Grudzielanek will start at second base Wednesday against the Royals, the Indians' official site reports.

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Grudzielanek, who had three hits on Sunday, could be looking at an expanded role, the team's official site reports.

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Grudzielanek went 2-for-5 in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

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Grudzielanek is not in Monday's lineup against the Jays, the Indians' official site reports.

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Grudzielanek went 1-for-3 in Monday's loss to the White Sox

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Grudzielanek might end up being Cleveland's Opening Day second baseman due to Luis Valbuena's hand injury, the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2009

Another year, another near-.300 season for Grudzielanek, who closed out 2008 with a .299/.345/.399 line to go with 24 doubles in 331 at-bats. He played in just 86 games because of lingering back problems and a sprained ankle, but remains a very good contact hitter and a solid fielder. But the big issue for him will be his body, as it should continue to break down as he nears 40. Grudzielanek will not return to the Royals in 2009 and he may sign on with a contender, which will likely limit the size of his role.

2008

Talk about consistency, Grudzielanek’s average has hovered around .300 for all but five of his 12 full major league seasons, including .302 at the ripe age of 37 in 2007. He still has a solid glove, committing just six errors at second base last year -- his third-lowest total since sliding over to second in 2000. Still, his age is beginning to show, as he played a career-low 116 games in 2007 due to injury. While his slugging percentage has climbed in recent years, he provides little pop, hitting 13 total home runs in his two years in Kansas City. You can expect more of the same out of Grudzy in 2008, a solid batting average, but not much else.

2007

Grudzielanek has turned in two nearly duplicate seasons playing in 2005 for St. Louis and in 2006 for Kansas City. Considering 2006 was his first season in the American League, that's a nice feat. The greatest difference between the two seasons is that he won his first Gold Glove while committing only four errors and setting the team mark for consecutive games without an error. He'll be back near the top of the order for Kansas City in 2006, which could be a nicer place to be with a group of hot, young bats entering the picture.

2006

A career .287 hitter, Grudzielanek nudged his numbers up a bit in 2005. He was particularly effective in the second half, hitting .316 with an OPS 90 points higher than before the break. As middle infielders go, he's certainly worth a look.

2005

For the second season in a row, Grudzielanek put up passable numbers for a middle infielder, but an inflamed Achilles' tendon limited him to just 257 AB. He'll open as the starter at second base for St. Louis this spring.

2004

Grudzielanek actually had a decent season for the Cubs in 2003, going .314/.366/.416 in 481 at-bats. His numbers were up in part because he drew a few more walks (30 last year as opposed to 22 in 536 at-bats two seasons ago), and a lot more of his hits dropped in (six more in 55 fewer at-bats). Some of this can be attributed to the fact that he got out of Dodger Stadium, a notoriously bad hitter's park with lots of foul ground, so he could repeat his 2003 showing at Wrigley Field in 2004. Still, he still doesn't walk much, he doesn't run much, he doesn't hit for power, and he turns 34 this season. Grudzielanek re-signed with the Cubs in December of 2003 and will be their starting second baseman again in 2004.

2003

Here's a guy without much power who refuses to take a walk, no longer steals bases and no longer has a starting job. Expect him to back up Bobby Hill at second base this season and to exude 'veteran-ness,' a quality which will mysteriously help his team win games, at least according to some old-school management types.