24. Raul Ibanez
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 2, 1972 in New York, NY USA
  • Weight: 225 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 01, 1996
  • Final Game: September 28, 2014
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Raul Ibanez would have three runs with the Seattle Mariners, and considering he was a 36th Round Pick, the fact that he played nineteen seasons in total is a huge accomplishment.

1,110 of his 2,161 career Games in Major League Baseball, were with the Mariners.  The Draft mentioned above Pick happened in 1992, and he would reach the Majors in 1996, where he bounced back and forth from the Majors to Minors until 2000 when he was granted Free Agency and joined the Kansas City Royals.

With KC, he was a starter and established himself as an everyday Leftfielder.  He returned in 2004, where he was a starter for five seasons.  While Ibanez's defensive skills were inconsistent, his offense was sound.  He would bat at least .280 each of those years (2004-08), and had four 20 Home Runs seasons, with a 33 Home Run year in 2006.  From 2006 to 2008, he would have at least 105 Runs Batted In.  He would have a career-high in 2006 with 123, which placed him third overall, and in both 2006 and 2008, he received Hall of Fame votes.

Ibanez left again via Free Agency in 209 and returned through the same route in 2013 for one more year.  Ibanez turned 41 during the season and would have 29 Homers for the Mariners.  He left again as a Free Agent and retired a year after.

Overall as a Seattle Mariner, Ibanez would have 1,077 Hits with 156 Home Runs.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Designated Hitter, Outfield
  • Acquired: Selected in the 36th Round of the Amateur Draft 6/1/92.
  • Departed:

    Signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals. 1/22/01.

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 11/19/03.

    Departed (2): Signed as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Phillies 12/12/08.

    Acquired (3): Signed as a Free Agent 12/26/12.

    Departed (3): Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. 12/27/13.
  • Games Played: 1110
  • Notable Statistics: 540 Runs, 1,077 Hits, 216 Doubles, 20 Triples, 156 Home Runs, 612 Runs Batted In, 21 Stolen Bases, .279/.341/.466 Slash Line, 14.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Hutch Award (2013)

    Most Putouts by a Leftfielder (2008)

    Most Assists by a Leftfielder (2007)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Leftfielder (2008)
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