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Luke Scott

36-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Free Agent

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Scott was hoping to bounce back from a disappointing 2012 season, but injuries limited him to fewer than 100 games for the third year in a row. For a span, from May to July, he was hitting the ball we...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 6/25/1978   BORN: DeLand, FL   COLLEGE: Oklahoma State   DRAFTED: 9th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Luke Scott Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $300,000 contract with SK Wyverns of the Korean League in December of 2013.

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Scott signed a one-year, $300,000 contract with SK Wyverns of the Korean League, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Luke Scott 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 26 A SAL 66 287 241 45 67 29 20 1 8 35 6 1 41 58 0 5 0 .278 .376 .469 .845
2005 27 AAA ROU 103 449 398 69 113 60 25 4 31 85 2 2 43 96 0 2 6 .284 .361 .601 .962
2005 27 MAJ HOU 34 89 80 6 15 6 4 2 0 4 1 1 9 23 0 0 0 .188 .270 .287 .557
2006 28 AAA ROU 87 381 318 63 95 36 15 1 20 63 6 1 52 66 1 5 5 .299 .400 .541 .941
2006 28 MAJ HOU 65 249 214 31 72 35 19 6 10 37 2 1 30 43 0 1 4 .336 .426 .621 1.047
2007 29 MAJ HOU 132 425 369 49 94 51 28 5 18 64 3 1 53 95 0 1 2 .255 .351 .504 .855
2008 30 MAJ BAL 148 536 475 67 122 54 29 2 23 65 2 2 53 102 0 3 5 .257 .336 .472 .807
2009 31 A DEL 2 6 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .750 .833 1.500 2.333
2009 31 MAJ BAL 128 506 449 61 116 52 26 1 25 77 0 0 55 104 0 1 1 .258 .340 .488 .828
2010 32 R GUL 3 11 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .222 .364 .222 .586
2010 32 MAJ BAL 131 517 447 70 127 57 29 1 27 72 2 0 59 98 0 7 4 .284 .368 .535 .902
2011 33 AA BOW 3 12 10 5 5 4 1 0 3 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .500 .583 1.500 2.083
2011 33 MAJ BAL 64 236 209 24 46 20 11 0 9 22 1 1 24 54 0 2 1 .220 .301 .402 .703
2012 34 A+ CHA 8 32 26 6 8 3 1 0 2 6 0 0 6 7 0 0 0 .308 .438 .577 1.015
2012 34 AAA DUR 2 10 8 3 3 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .375 .400 1.125 1.525
2012 34 MAJ TB 96 344 314 35 72 37 22 1 14 55 5 0 21 80 0 4 5 .229 .285 .439 .724
2013 35 A+ CHA 5 19 18 2 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 .222 .263 .278 .541
2013 35 AAA DUR 3 14 12 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .762
2013 35 MAJ TB 91 291 253 27 61 24 13 2 9 40 1 1 30 63 0 4 4 .241 .326 .415 .741
3-Year Averages     83 289 258 28 59 26 15 1 10 39 2 0 25 65 0 3 3 .229 .301 .411 .712
Career  (View All)     889 3,193 2,810 370 725 336 181 20 135 436 17 7 334 662 0 23 26 .258 .340 .481 .821

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Luke Scott: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 5 6 6 63
2012 6 82
2011 12 45 45 4
2010 19 14 14 93
2009 10 26 26 89

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Luke Scott Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20137862151.269.423.745
20128762100.149.264.475

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013175217250.229.411.740
20122272912455.260.507.820

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013153186270.268.471.823
2012183236272.246.432.736

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201310093131.200.330.617
2012131128283.206.450.708
Luke Scott 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 26 A SAL 287 241 14.3% 20.2% 0.71 76% .337 .191
2005 27 AAA ROU 449 398 9.6% 21.4% 0.45 76% .303 .317
2005 27 MAJ HOU 89 80 10.1% 25.8% 0.39 71% .263 .099
2006 28 AAA ROU 381 318 13.6% 17.3% 0.79 79% .323 .242
2006 28 MAJ HOU 249 214 12% 17.3% 0.70 80% .385 .285
2007 29 MAJ HOU 425 369 12.5% 22.4% 0.56 74% .297 .249
2008 30 MAJ BAL 536 475 9.9% 19% 0.52 79% .283 .215
2009 31 A DEL 6 4 33.3% 0% 0.00 100% .667 .750
2009 31 MAJ BAL 506 449 10.9% 20.6% 0.53 77% .284 .230
2010 32 R GUL 11 9 18.2% 9.1% 2.00 89% .250 .000
2010 32 MAJ BAL 517 447 11.4% 19% 0.60 78% .311 .251
2011 33 AA BOW 12 10 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 80% .400 1.000
2011 33 MAJ BAL 236 209 10.2% 22.9% 0.44 74% .253 .182
2012 34 A+ CHA 32 26 18.8% 21.9% 0.86 73% .353 .269
2012 34 AAA DUR 10 8 0% 10% 0.00 88% .200 .750
2012 34 MAJ TB 344 314 6.1% 23.3% 0.26 75% .264 .210
2013 35 A+ CHA 19 18 0% 26.3% 0.00 72% .308 .056
2013 35 AAA DUR 14 12 14.3% 7.1% 2.00 92% .364 .000
2013 35 MAJ TB 291 253 10.3% 21.6% 0.48 75% .287 .174
3-Year Averages     289 258 8.7% 22.5% 0.38 75% .268 .182
Career     3,193 2,810 10.5% 20.7% 0.50 76% .293 .223

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Luke Scott: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Scott is not in Wednesday's lineup against Boston, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

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Scott (back) was activated from the disabled list Sunday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Scott (back) said Saturday that he's been cleared to return from the DL on Sunday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Scott (back) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Scott was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday due to lower back spasms, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Scott is not in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays as he has been dealing with back spasms, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Scott is not in the Rays' lineup Tuesday in Arizona, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Scott is not in the Rays' lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Scott (back), who went 0-for-5 in his return to the lineup Sunday, is in the DH spot again Monday against Felix Doubront and the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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2013

Scott was brought to the Rays to be the primary designated hitter. He had a hot start to the season before hitting a long slump from May through July, which was followed by an oblique injury that held him out of the lineup until late August. He ended up hitting .229/.285/.439 with 14 home runs and 55 RBI over 96 games. At age 34, his injury history has started to become a hindrance to his performance. He still has solid power and at this point in his career he will probably find himself in the designated hitter spot most often.

2012

Scott, as so often happens for players in their 30s, suffered a devastating combination of decline and injuries in 2011. Scott's batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage were his lowest since an 89-plate appearance stint in 2005. With Scott entering his age-34 season this year and coming back from surgery in late August to repair a SLAP tear and posterior tear in his shoulder, it may be another down year for the designated hitter. Still, he could find regular at bats at first base or DH after signing with Tampa Bay and has always hit home runs when healthy.

2011

Scott rewarded owners with 27 home runs in just 447 at-bats last season, and he wasn't that much of a liability hitting left-handers, going .240 with seven home runs in 100 at-bats. With Derrek Lee signed to play first base, Scott should see most of his at-bats from the DH spot. Those power numbers are enough to make us drool, even though he's unlikely to see more playing time this season. For those who require 20 games for position-eligibility, note that he only qualifies as a DH on draft day.

2010

Odds were not on Scott's side to lead the Orioles in home runs, but that's just what he did by hitting 25 in 128 games. He was a hot commodity after playing well in April and soaring in May with eight home runs in 13 games. The unfortunate truth is that May is the only month in which he hit more than .260, so his average is a tough pill to swallow if you are trying to use his power. It looks like he will see the majority of the time as the designated hitter, as well as filling in when needed in the outfield. At the plate, Scott is turning into a smaller version of Adam Dunn who puts the ball into play a little bit more often.

2009

If there is one thing we know about Luke Scott, it is that he is wildly inconsistent. One month, he is a hitting machine, well above .300. The next month he is good to hit under .200. What saves Luke is that he should be good for 20 home runs if he sees enough playing time. His ceiling is probably 30 home runs after hitting 23 in 475 at-bats. Scott lost a lot of playing time due to a near-platoon with Luis Montanez and was lifted in double switches when opponents put a left-hander on the mound. Scott hit just .215 against lefties.

2008

After an impressive 2006 in which he hit .336, Scott was given a chance to be Houston's everyday right fielder in 2007. Not surprisingly, his batting average dropped to .255, but he did show decent pop, hitting 18 homers and 28 doubles, and driving in 64 runs. He'll get a chance to play every day in Baltimore after he was traded there in the Miguel Tejada deal. Scott could be a sleeper for power numbers (think 20-25 homers) if he's able to get 450-500 at-bats for the Orioles.

2007

Scott came on strong after given a chance in the second half last season, hitting .336/.426/.621 with 10 homers, 19 doubles, six triples and 37 RBI in just 214 at-bats. Extrapolate those numbers over a full season, and Scott has about 25 homers, 49 doubles, 15 triples and 95 RBI. While expecting those numbers from Scott may be a leap, he should have a great year as the starting right fielder in Houston.

2006

The Astros twice tried to give Scott a job, and twice he failed to hit enough to keep it. In between, he tore apart the PCL. He's not likely to have a regular role at the start of 2006, especially after the signing of Preston Wilson.

2005

Scott is competing for the final remaining outfield slot for the Astros while Lance Berkman is out. He has a semblance of power, but as a 26-year old who spent 2004 in Double-A, his window of opportunity is incredibly narrow.