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Chris Shelton

33-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 215   DOB: 6/26/1980   BORN: Salt Lake City, UT   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Shelton Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Astros in December of 2009.

March 30, 2010  –  Chris Shelton News

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Shelton has been reassigned to minor league camp, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports.

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Chris Shelton 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 24 AAA TOL 18 73 62 5 21 2 2 0 0 7 0 0 10 13 0 1 0 .339 .425 .371 .796
2005 25 AAA TOL 49 216 185 36 62 27 19 0 8 39 0 2 26 33 0 2 3 .335 .421 .568 .989
2005 25 MAJ DET 107 431 388 61 116 43 22 3 18 59 0 0 34 87 0 4 5 .299 .360 .510 .870
2006 26 AAA TOL 28 129 109 20 29 11 6 2 3 14 1 0 18 37 0 1 1 .266 .372 .440 .812
2006 26 MAJ DET 115 412 373 50 102 36 16 4 16 47 1 2 34 107 0 1 4 .273 .340 .466 .806
2007 27 AAA TOL 139 594 498 75 134 46 31 1 14 65 4 2 83 141 1 3 9 .269 .381 .420 .801
2008 28 AAA OKL 67 291 256 38 87 35 22 2 11 51 0 0 31 54 0 3 1 .340 .409 .570 .979
2008 28 MAJ TEX 41 117 97 14 21 7 5 0 2 11 1 0 17 33 3 0 0 .216 .333 .330 .663
2009 29 AAA TAC 105 472 405 71 127 47 30 2 15 85 0 2 58 86 0 7 2 .314 .396 .509 .905
2009 29 MAJ SEA 9 28 26 1 6 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 .231 .286 .308 .593
2010 30 R Gul 3 11 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .333 .455 .333 .788
2010 30 AAA Rou 82 322 285 26 71 21 11 0 10 42 0 0 29 77 0 5 3 .249 .320 .393 .713
Career  (View All) MAJ   299 1044 930 132 254 90 46 7 37 124 2 2 96 252 3 6 9 .273 .345 .457 .802

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Chris Shelton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2009 4 2

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Chris Shelton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Chris Shelton 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 24 AAA TOL 73 62 13.7% 17.8% 0.77 79% .429 .032
2005 25 AAA TOL 216 185 12% 15.3% 0.79 82% .375 .233
2005 25 MAJ DET 431 388 7.9% 20.2% 0.39 78% .346 .211
2006 26 AAA TOL 129 109 14% 28.7% 0.49 66% .377 .174
2006 26 MAJ DET 412 373 8.3% 26% 0.32 71% .344 .193
2007 27 AAA TOL 594 498 14% 23.7% 0.59 72% .350 .151
2008 28 AAA OKL 291 256 10.7% 18.6% 0.57 79% .398 .230
2008 28 MAJ TEX 117 97 14.5% 28.2% 0.52 66% .306 .114
2009 29 AAA TAC 472 405 12.3% 18.2% 0.67 79% .368 .195
2009 29 MAJ SEA 28 26 7.1% 39.3% 0.18 58% .400 .077
2010 30 R Gul 11 9 18.2% 18.2% 1.00 78% .429 .000
2010 30 AAA Rou 322 285 9% 23.9% 0.38 73% .308 .144
Career MAJ   1044 930 9.2% 24.1% 0.38 73% .339 .184

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Best Matchups for Chris Shelton (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
John Lackey BOS 5 2 1 2 1 1 0 .400 1.000 1.500
Jonathan Papelbon PHI 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 .750 .750 1.500
Brandon McCarthy AZ 8 3 1 2 0 2 0 .375 1.000 1.375
Aaron Harang ATL 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
Ricky Romero TOR 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
Greg Smith PHI 5 2 0 0 1 2 0 .400 .800 1.300
Bronson Arroyo AZ 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .833 1.167
Kyle Lohse MIL 15 6 0 5 0 2 0 .400 .600 1.038
Aaron Laffey WAS 7 2 0 0 2 3 0 .286 .571 1.016

Worst Matchups for Chris Shelton (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joel Peralta TB 7 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Capuano BOS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Bartolo Colon NY-N 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Dana Eveland NY-N 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Derek Holland TEX 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Marmol MIA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jake Peavy BOS 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Oliver Perez AZ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Glen Perkins MIN 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Villanueva CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Chris Shelton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Shelton went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Astros' loss to the Cardinals Saturday.

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With the news that Lance Berkman will be out anywhere from 2-4 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery, Shelton has an increased chance of breaking camp with the team, and may even win a share of the starting time, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Shelton agreed to a minor league contract with the Astros on Tuesday, the team's official website reports.

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Shelton was designated for assignment on Saturday.

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Shelton started at first base and hit cleanup with the Mariners facing lefty Ricky Romero on Monday. He went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk.

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Shelton was the DH and hit cleanup on Friday against the Indians, going 0-for-3 with a walk.

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Shelton was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, the Seattle Times reports.

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Shelton was optioned to Triple-A on Wednesday.

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Shelton likely will begin the season at Triple-A Tacoma as Mike Sweeney has won the battle for the last bench spot, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Shelton hit his third home run of spring training on Friday.

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Shelton signed a minor league deal with the Mariners on Monday, the Seattle Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Chris Shelton.

2008

Shelton had a decent but unimpressive year at Triple-A last season. The Tigers opted not to call him up in September and then traded him to Texas in December. Perhaps Shelton will never again reach the heights or hype that he reached at the start of the 2006 season, but he is worthy of a look as a bench player. He should make the Rangers this year, and has an outside shot at a starting job.

2007

Shelton got started with a bang last season, hitting .326 and launching 10 homers in April before tailing off. He plummeted so far that he eventually found himself replaced by Sean Casey and at Triple-A. Shelton is expected to compete for a bench spot with the Tigers this spring. He'll likely need an injury to Casey to get a chance at establishing himself again.

2006

Shelton, a Rule V pick in 2004, started last season at Triple-A but returned to the majors when Carlos Pena struggled to get going. Expected to DH when recalled, Shelton proved not only that he could hit but that he could also handle first base. He'll open the year as Detroit's regular first baseman and should improve on his power numbers with a full season of at-bats.

2005

Shelton played in just 27 games in 2004, yet as a Rule V pick, the Tigers had to keep him on their major league roster throughout the season. He certainly has the potential to succeed at the major league level, but he really doesn't fit in the Tigers current plans, since they're already set at catcher with Pudge Rodriguez and at DH with Dmitri Young.

2004

Shelton, who was named the Pirates' minor-league player of the year, hit a league-leading .359 with 21 homers and 69 RBIs in 95 games for high Class A Lynchburg while leading the Carolina League in on-base percentage (.478) and slugging percentage (.641). He also batted .279 with 14 RBI in 35 games with Altoona. His reward? The Pirates left him off their 40-man roster, while protecting several stiffs who shall remain nameless. Shelton is a deep sleeper to be sure, but can hit the cover off the ball and was claimed by the Tigers in the Rule 5 draft, where he could find himself fast-tracked to the bigs.

2003

Shelton was the 33rd round pick in 2001 out of the University of Utah, so this perhaps explains the lack of recognition hes received thus far. The 22-year-old has done nothing but hit since his debut. In two professional seasons, through two levels, hes amassed a .524 slugging and drawn 78 walks in 141 games. Last season he hit .340 for Low Class-A Hickory with 17 home runs and 65 RBI in 93 games. A catcher, a first basemen, and a DH, hell begin his third season at High-A Lynchburg. Despite the lack of hype surrounding him, hes somebody to keep your eye on.