21. Jason Giambi
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 8, 1971 in West Covina, CA USA
  • Weight: 240 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 08, 1995
  • Final Game: September 27, 2014
  • Hutch Award - 2000
  • Most Valuable Player - 2000
  • Silver Slugger - 2001
  • Silver Slugger - 2002
  • TSN All-Star - 2002
  • Comeback Player of the Year - 2005
 
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It can be argued that this may seem like a very high rank for Jason Giambi, as a lot of his career has been viewed as a disappointment.  It shouldn’t be, as when Jason Giambi played for Oakland, he was one of the best batters in the game.

Giambi debuted for Oakland in 1995, and he would show off exemplary hitting as an Athletic.  From 1996 to 2001, he would never have less than 150 Hits and 20 Home Runs, with each season seemingly see him increase his offensive prowess.  Giambi was an All-Star in 2000 and 2001 and was the American League MVP in 2000.  That year, he would lead the American League in Walks (137) and On Base Percentage (.476), and he would bat .333.

The 2001 year would see Giambi put forth personal best in 47 Doubles, all aspects of the Slash Line (.342/477.660) and OPS+ (199).  This was his second All-Star Game with Oakland, and he would be in three more with the New York Yankees. 

When Jason Giambi's career in Oakland was said in done, he would play 1,036 Games and have the illustrious 3/4/5 in the Slash Line with .300/.406/.531.  That is an impressive feat, indeed!

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base, Third Base, Designated Hitter
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round of the Amateur Draft 6/1/92.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees 12/18/01.

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 1/6/09.

    Departed (2): Released 8/7/09.
  • Games Played: 1036
  • Notable Statistics: 640 Runs, 1,100 Hits, 241 Doubles, 7 Triples, 198 Home Runs, 715 Runs Batted In, 9 Stolen Bases, .300/.406/.531 Slash Line, 28.8 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    MVP (2000)

    All-Star (2000 & 2001)

    Silver Slugger (2001)

    Hutch Award (2000)

    Highest On Base Percentage (2000 & 2001)

    Highest Slugging Percentage (2001)

    Highest OPS (2001)

    Most Doubles (2001)

    Most Walks (2000 & 2001)

    Highest OPS+ (2000 & 2001)

    Highest Win Probability Added (2001)

    Most Total Zone Runs by a First Baseman (1996)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a First Baseman (2000)
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