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Lew Ford

38-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   DOB: 8/12/1976   BORN: Port Neches, TX   COLLEGE: Dallas Baptist (TX)   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Orioles in November of 2012.

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Ford was released from his minor league contract Monday, MASN reports.

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Lew Ford 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 27 AAA ROC 1 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2005 28 MAJ MIN 147 590 522 70 138 41 30 4 7 53 13 6 45 85 2 5 16 .264 .338 .377 .716
2006 29 AAA ROC 8 38 29 5 8 2 2 0 0 2 0 1 6 5 0 0 3 .276 .447 .345 .792
2006 29 MAJ MIN 104 255 234 40 53 11 6 1 4 18 9 1 16 43 1 0 4 .226 .287 .312 .599
2007 30 AAA ROC 35 139 122 14 32 14 12 0 2 17 2 1 17 30 0 0 0 .262 .353 .410 .763
2007 30 MAJ MIN 55 130 116 13 27 9 6 0 3 14 3 1 11 24 0 0 3 .233 .315 .362 .677
2009 32 AAA LOU 11 46 38 6 6 2 0 1 1 6 0 0 7 7 0 1 0 .158 .283 .289 .572
2012 35 AAA NOR 62 267 242 35 80 28 14 3 11 40 8 2 23 43 0 1 1 .331 .390 .550 .940
2012 35 MAJ BAL 25 79 71 7 13 6 3 0 3 4 1 0 7 13 1 0 0 .183 .256 .352 .608
2013 36 R GUL 3 9 8 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .375 .444 .500 .944
2013 36 AA BOW 17 75 66 13 17 12 9 0 3 10 0 0 6 9 0 0 3 .258 .347 .530 .877
2013 36 AAA NOR 13 51 47 8 8 5 3 0 2 4 0 0 2 4 0 2 0 .170 .196 .362 .558
3-Year Averages     25 79 71 7 13 6 3 0 3 4 1 0 7 13 1 0 0 .183 .256 .352 .609
Career  (View All)     519 1,795 1,585 235 425 128 83 10 35 176 48 10 154 249 7 12 37 .268 .345 .399 .744

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Lew Ford: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 18 13 6 8

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Lew Ford Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012496340.224.449.758

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012221001.091.136.267

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012394341.231.462.747

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012323000.125.219.441
Lew Ford 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 27 AAA ROC 5 5 0% 20% 0.00 80% .250 .000
2005 28 MAJ MIN 590 522 7.6% 14.4% 0.53 84% .305 .113
2006 29 AAA ROC 38 29 15.8% 13.2% 1.20 83% .333 .069
2006 29 MAJ MIN 255 234 6.3% 16.9% 0.37 82% .262 .086
2007 30 AAA ROC 139 122 12.2% 21.6% 0.57 75% .333 .148
2007 30 MAJ MIN 130 116 8.5% 18.5% 0.46 79% .270 .129
2009 32 AAA LOU 46 38 15.2% 15.2% 1.00 82% .167 .131
2012 35 AAA NOR 267 242 8.6% 16.1% 0.53 82% .367 .219
2012 35 MAJ BAL 79 71 8.9% 16.5% 0.54 82% .182 .169
2013 36 R GUL 9 8 11.1% 33.3% 0.33 63% .600 .125
2013 36 AA BOW 75 66 8% 12% 0.67 86% .259 .272
2013 36 AAA NOR 51 47 3.9% 7.8% 0.50 91% .146 .192
3-Year Averages     79 71 8.9% 16.5% 0.54 82% .182 .169
Career     1,795 1,585 8.6% 13.9% 0.62 84% .300 .131

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Lew Ford: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ford (hernia) was removed from the minor league DL on Tuesday and transferred to Double-A Bowie, MASN reports.

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Ford received clearance to resume baseball activities Friday, following two sports hernia surgeries in late May and early June, MASN Sports reports.

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Ford will undergo groin surgery Thursday, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

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Ford underwent sports hernia surgery Thursday, MASN Sports reports.

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Ford was promoted to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday, MASN Sports reports.

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Ford will begin the year at Double-A Bowie, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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The Orioles assigned Ford to minor league camp Tuesday, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

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Ford has gone 14-for-29 with two home runs and a 1.324 OPS this spring through Tuesday's game.

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Ford (hernia) has signed a minor league deal with the Orioles that includes an invite to spring training, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

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Ford (hernia) was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, the Orioles' official Twitter page reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Lew Ford.

2013

After spending four seasons in Japan, the Mexican League and the Independent League, Ford signed a minor league deal with the Orioles in May. He pounded Triple-A pitching with a .331/.390/.550 line in 62 games before getting called up in late July. Ford made some spot starts down the stretch and even started two postseason games, but the Orioles again tabbed him for a minor league deal for 2013. He will start in Triple-A and hope for another callup by way of attrition.

2008

Ford will play in Japan next season with the Hanshin Tigers after his career declined the last three years with the Twins.

2007

Ford will try to maintain a job as a reserve outfielder after his second consecutive disappointing season. He has a well-rounded game with decent power, good range in the outfield and surprising speed on the bases, but he hasn't been able to hit enough to stay in the lineup for any length of time. As a result, he has often been limited to being a defensive replacement and pinch runner. He does manage to steal bases despite his low playing time, but at age 30, his 15-homer, .827 OPS season in 2004 is a distant memory.

2006

After a strong rookie year, Ford took a step backward in all phases of his game last season, despite getting consistent playing time in the second half after Torii Hunter went down. The most alarming dropoff was in his walk rate, as a high OBA had been the key component to his previous success. Ford has a well-rounded game with decent power, good range in the outfield and surprising speed on the bases. He should rebound given his prior strong eye at the plate, but he'll likely start the year in a reserve role.

2005

After Shannon Stewart and Torii Hunter were injured early in the season Ford got a chance to be in the lineup every day and never looked back. It was a lucky break for Twins fans as since he wasn't dominant in any one area, Twins coaches hadn't considered him a regular up until that point. Now their opinion has changed. Ford has a nice all-around game with decent power, good range in the outfield and surprising speed on the bases. He'll be in the lineup everyday as the starter at DH or filling in at all three outfield positions. He should be able to help a fantasy team in all five major categories (SB, HR, RBI, Runs and AVG) and should be a good bet to repeat his breakout season since he's always shown the ability to get on base and take walks.

2004

Ford isn't given much thought among the Twins coaches as a regular outfielder, but keeps posting solid on-base numbers that may finally find him a starting job somewhere. Ford hit .329 in his first trip to the big leagues with a .402 OBA despite missing a month with a broken hand. His high OBA was no fluke - he's posted strong on-base percentages throughout his minor league career. He also has some speed (28 steals in the minors in 2002). He's the kind of fourth outfielder that could luck into decent playing time and be a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners.

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