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Encyclopedia > Ty Wigginton
Ty Wigginton
Tampa Bay Devil Rays — No. 21
Third Baseman
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Major League Baseball debut
May 16, 2002 for the New York Mets
Selected MLB statistics
(through April 14, 2007)
Batting average     .267
Home Runs     68
Runs batted in     267
Former teams

Ty Allen Wigginton (born October 11, 1977 in San Diego, California) is an infielder in Major League Baseball for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He has most recently played as a first basemen and second baseman, but has also been played as a third basemen and outfielder during his career. He bats and throws right-handed. The position of the third baseman Third base redirects here. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (137th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... For the current season, see 2007 New York Mets season. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12 42 Team = Devil Rays Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None Division titles (0) None Wild card... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Nickname: Americas Finest City Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: Country United States State California County San Diego Founded July 16, 1769 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Mayor Jerry Sanders  - City Attorney Michael Aguirre  - City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12 42 Team = Devil Rays Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None Division titles (0) None Wild card... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... A person who is right-handed is more dextrous with their right hand than with their left hand: they will write with their right hand, and probably also use this hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ...


The 6-foot, 200 pound Wigginton was selected by the New York Mets in the 1998 amateur draft. For the current season, see 2007 New York Mets season. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ...


Wigginton was brought up to the major league Mets for the first time in 2002 as a third baseman and had a promising partial rookie season with the Mets, batting .302 with a .354 on base percentage (OBP) and .526 slugging percentage (SLG) in 116 at bats. He slumped somewhat in his first full season in 2003, with a batting line of .255/.318/.396 in 573 at bats, but started the 2004 season hot. In his first 312 at-bats, Wigginton hit .285/.334/.487, hitting 12 home runs and 23 doubles with 42 runs batted in (RBIs). This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ...


On July 30, 2004, the Mets traded him to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a six-player deal for pitcher Kris Benson. Wigginton slumped badly after he was traded before recovering somewhat in September. He started at third base for the Pirates in 2005, but again struggled and was demoted to the minor leagues on June 4, putting his future with Pittsburgh in serious jeopardy. After winning the International League Batter of the Week for the week of Aug. 15-21, "Wiggy" was called up to the Pirates on August 22, 2005. The utility infielder caught fire, hitting .365 over his last 22 games for Pittsburgh, but the Pirates still released him after the season. July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... Kristin James Benson (born November 7, 1974 in Superior, Wisconsin) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Baltimore Orioles. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ...


On December 20, 2006, Wigginton was forced to handle the delivery of his son Cannon at home when his wife Angela went into labor unexpectedly. Following the instructions of an operator on 9-1-1, he delivered the baby in a bedroom closet of their North Carolina home and tied off the umbilical cord with one of his shoelaces.[1] December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... In placental mammals, the umbilical cord is a tube that connects a developing embryo or fetus to its placenta. ...


Wigginton signed a one year contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on January 10, 2006. He has split his time between second base and third base so far this season, with a few starts at first base and in the outfield. Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12 42 Team = Devil Rays Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None Division titles (0) None Wild card... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... The position of the second baseman A second baseman often ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield. ...


Scouting Report

Wigginton has shown slightly below-average power for a major league third baseman in the past. He did not hit many home runs (though he's off to a fast start in 2006, with eight home runs through April, more than he hit throughout 2005), but he has good doubles power. He cut down on his strikeouts in 2004 and increased his number of walks, but his plate discipline is still no better than average. He hits fastballs well but struggles a little bit with good breaking balls. Wigginton has about average speed; he stole 12 bases in 2003, but has never duplicated that before (even in the minor leagues) or since. On the field, he is well below average at third base. He has played second base in the past, but is limited defensively at that position. He also can play at first and the outfield corners and is decent at first but has struggled in very limited playing time in the outfield. He is considered to be an extremely aggressive player. Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is credited to a batter and against a pitcher when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls. ... The fastball is the most common type of pitch in baseball. ... In baseball, a breaking ball is a pitch which does not travel straight like a fastball as it approaches the batter. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ...


In 536 major league games, Wigginton has hit .267 (487-1826) with a .327 OBP, .461 SLG, 68 home runs, 112 doubles, 267 RBIs, and 25 stolen bases.


External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis
  • 2004 statistics at ESPN
  • Pittsburgh Pirates official Wigginton page

References

  1. ^ "Devil Ray performs under pressure", Marc Topkin, The St. Petersburg Times, published February 17, 2007, accessed February 20, 2007.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ty Wigginton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (540 words)
Ty Allen Wigginton (born October 11, 1977 in San Diego, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Wigginton was brought up to the major league Mets for the first time in 2002 as a third baseman and had a promising partial rookie season with the Mets, batting.302 with a.354 on base percentage (OBP) and.526 slugging percentage (SLG) in 116 at bats.
Wigginton has about average speed; he stole 12 bases in 2003, but has never duplicated that before (even in the minor leagues) or since.
Pittsburgh Pirates : News : Pittsburgh Pirates News (932 words)
Ty Wigginton says he was trying too hard to impress his new team last year.
Wigginton was encouraged by McClendon to shed excess weight from his 6-foot frame in the offseason.
Wigginton, a converted second baseman, admits that he has room to improve on the defensive end at the hot corner, particularly with his footwork.
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