Jason
Kubel
 
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11''
Weight: 210
 
Born: May 25, 1982 in N/a
 
Awards & Accomplishments
World Championships Won 2012   
All-Star Selections 2009    2011    2012   
Ratings - Batting     Help
                                             
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
2004 22 MIN AL     4 4 4 1 1 1 3 4 4 1 2 2 4 4 4
2005 23 MIN AL     5 5 5 2 2 2 3 4 4 2 2 2 5 5 5
2006 24 MIN AL     8 8 7 3 4 4 4 5 4 2 3 2 5 5 5
2007 25 DET AL $ 300,000   8 8 7 4 4 4 4 5 5 2 3 2 5 5 5
2008 26 DET AL $ 300,000   9 9 8 4 5 5 4 4 4 2 3 3 6 6 6
2009 27 DET AL $ 300,000   9 9 8 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 6 6 6
2010 28 DET AL $ 300,000   9 9 8 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 6 6 6
2011 29 DET AL $ 3,371,429   9 9 8 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 6 6 6
2012 30 DET AL $ 3,750,000   9 9 8 5 5 5 4 5 4 3 4 3 6 6 6
2013 31 DET AL $ 3,750,000   9 9 8 5 5 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 6 6 6
2014 32 DET AL $ 3,750,000   8 8 8 5 5 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 6 6 6
2015 33 SDN NL $ 3,750,000   8 8 7 5 5 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 6 6 6
2016 34 SDN NL $ 3,660,000   8 8 7 5 5 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 5 5 5
2017 35 SDN NL $ 3,660,000   8 8 7 5 5 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 5 5 5
2018 36 SDN NL $ 1,520,000   8 8 7 5 5 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 5 5 5
2019 37 SDN NL $ 1,520,000   7 7 6 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4
2020 38 KCA AL $ 2,500,000   6 6 5 2 2 2 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 3
OOTP6 Min Ratings     4 4 4 1 1 1 3 4 3 1 2 2 3 3 3
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 3,750,000   9 9 8 5 5 5 4 5 5 3 4 4 6 6 6
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won MVP or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
2004 22 AA   7 25 0 5 1 2 0 3 0 1 1 7 .200 .231 .400 .631 1.9  
    A   131 461 47 144 20 2 4 40 4 6 29 117 .312 .353 .390 .744 59.5  
2005 23 AA   138 550 45 167 15 4 11 42 8 4 45 106 .304 .356 .405 .762 78.0  
2006 24 AAA   86 331 35 97 8 1 10 46 8 5 22 83 .293 .337 .414 .751 45.1  
    AA   52 214 31 67 4 1 6 22 4 2 14 33 .313 .355 .425 .780 31.3  
2007 25 DET AL 125 490 58 153 21 2 4 46 0 1 26 80 .312 .350 .388 .738 63.1 10.5
    AAA   29 112 19 43 6 0 6 17 0 0 6 15 .384 .415 .598 1.013 23.9  
2008 26 DET AL 143 510 78 158 19 0 11 74 2 2 29 87 .310 .344 .412 .756 70.6 11.0
2009 27 DET AL 125 457 74 169 21 2 8 71 2 0 20 66 .370 .393 .477 .870 76.0 13.3
2010 28 DET AL 140 503 74 184 28 2 12 75 0 0 28 89 .366 .399 .501 .900 87.4 17.3
2011 29 DET AL 140 487 62 151 19 0 8 63 1 0 25 87 .310 .345 .398 .743 64.4 11.2
2012 30 DET AL 149 526 72 187 23 2 7 70 0 1 34 91 .356 .396 .447 .842 82.7 17.7
2013 31 DET AL 141 494 57 149 13 1 10 76 0 0 39 78 .302 .352 .393 .745 67.4 9.4
2014 32 DET AL 142 475 58 154 21 0 12 79 0 0 41 91 .324 .376 .444 .821 75.3 14.3
2015 33 SDN NL 148 554 80 168 25 2 10 61 1 1 34 105 .303 .343 .410 .753 72.9 12.2
2016 34 SDN NL 150 476 49 139 15 0 9 61 2 2 25 93 .292 .331 .380 .711 55.3 7.1
2017 35 SDN NL 143 495 50 148 11 0 13 55 0 0 27 82 .299 .337 .400 .737 64.6 9.6
2018 36 SDN NL 151 530 61 171 13 1 10 57 4 2 29 98 .323 .357 .408 .764 73.8 13.1
2019 37 SDN NL 145 382 44 116 14 0 8 54 1 0 22 73 .304 .342 .403 .746 49.9 8.4
2020 38 KCA AL 69 150 15 41 4 0 0 17 0 0 7 39 .273 .310 .300 .610 14.0 1.2
14 Years Sim 1911 6529 832 2088 247 12 122 859 13 9 386 1159 .320 .358 .417 .775 917.4 156.3
2 Years AAA 115 443 54 140 14 1 16 63 8 5 28 98 .316 .359 .460 .819 68.9  
3 Years AA 197 789 76 239 20 7 17 67 12 7 60 146 .303 .355 .411 .765 111.2  
1 Years A 131 461 47 144 20 2 4 40 4 6 29 117 .312 .354 .390 .744 59.5  
6 Years Minors 443 1693 177 523 54 10 37 170 24 18 117 361 .309 .355 .418 .774 239.6  
162 Game Average 553 70 177 20 1 10 72 1 0 32 98 .320 .358 .417 .775 77.8  
Career Highs 151 554 80 187 28 2 13 79 4 2 41 105 .370 .399 .501 .900 87.4  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   5603 736 1850 214 11 113 750 13 7 337 949 .330 .368 .433 .800 838.6
vs LH   926 96 238 33 1 9 109 0 2 49 210 .257 .300 .324 .624 85.2
Home 962 3227 405 1039 119 7 49 404 6 6 185 562 .322 .360 .409 .769 447.5
Away 949 3302 427 1049 128 5 73 455 7 3 201 597 .318 .356 .426 .782 476.3
RISP   1716 0 566 77 3 31 721 0 0 120 303 .330 .367 .432 .800 261.1
Pinch Hitting   210 24 71 9 1 7 46 1 0 12 37 .338 .371 .490 .861 35.5
Close/Late   722 40 240 27 2 10 81 0 0 41 132 .332 .368 .417 .785 104.1
Mar/Apr 276 858 113 283 37 1 17 131 3 3 65 161 .330 .378 .435 .812 132.6
May 346 1137 152 379 47 2 18 171 0 0 64 205 .333 .368 .426 .793 166.8
June 332 1141 144 347 46 2 27 125 3 2 74 202 .304 .347 .419 .766 158.9
July 312 1096 146 365 40 3 21 160 2 1 53 193 .333 .363 .432 .795 160.5
August 318 1127 139 366 44 2 18 138 2 3 75 180 .325 .366 .415 .781 162.5
Sep/Oct 327 1170 138 348 33 2 21 134 3 0 55 218 .297 .332 .383 .715 142.4
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove Award.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF   DWS
2007 25 DET AL LF 125 124 1078.0 191 7 3 2 .985 1.65   3.2
    RF 1 0 3.3 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.70    
    2B 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
2008 26 DET AL RF 123 120 1028.0 174 11 3 4 .984 1.62   2.2
    LF 9 0 23.7 6 0 0 0 1.000 2.28    
    2B 5 1 15.0 5 5 0 0 1.000 6.00   0.1
2009 27 DET AL LF 108 95 844.0 155 6 1 1 .994 1.72   2.7
    RF 5 5 40.0 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.58    
    2B 5 0 16.3 0 5 0 0 1.000 2.76   0.0
2010 28 DET AL LF 132 126 1095.0 197 11 1 4 .995 1.71   2.1
    RF 3 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
    2B 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50   0.0
2011 29 DET AL LF 122 114 1013.3 167 4 0 0 1.000 1.52   2.9
    RF 7 4 40.0 10 0 0 0 1.000 2.25    
    CF 3 2 18.0 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50    
    2B 1 0 2.0 1 2 0 1 1.000 13.50   0.1
2012 30 DET AL LF 145 140 1212.0 224 6 0 2 1.000 1.71   4.4
    RF 3 0 5.0 3 0 0 0 1.000 5.40    
    2B 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50   0.0
2013 31 DET AL LF 129 116 1034.7 185 4 0 2 1.000 1.64   3.3
    CF 5 4 38.3 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.17    
    RF 4 2 21.0 6 0 0 0 1.000 2.57    
2014 32 DET AL LF 123 115 985.0 189 8 0 1 1.000 1.80   2.8
    RF 13 11 102.7 24 0 1 0 .960 2.10    
    CF 3 2 19.0 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.42    
2015 33 SDN NL CF 97 93 836.3 264 7 4 3 .985 2.92   3.4
    2B 40 38 328.0 62 98 1 19 .994 4.39   1.5
    RF 4 3 29.0 9 0 0 0 1.000 2.79    
    3B 1 1 9.0 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00   0.0
    LF 1 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.25    
2016 34 SDN NL 2B 126 118 1020.0 183 311 4 68 .992 4.36   4.4
    3B 5 4 33.7 1 5 0 0 1.000 1.60   0.1
    SS 3 3 25.0 1 9 0 1 1.000 3.60   0.1
    RF 4 0 9.0 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00   0.0
    CF 2 0 7.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.29    
    LF 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00    
2017 35 SDN NL 2B 82 71 649.3 131 204 6 43 .982 4.64   3.0
    SS 44 44 378.0 49 140 4 21 .979 4.50   2.7
    RF 9 5 46.0 10 0 1 0 .909 1.96   0.1
    LF 4 3 27.0 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.33    
    3B 2 2 18.0 0 2 1 0 .667 1.00   0.0
    CF 1 1 8.0 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.25    
2018 36 SDN NL SS 119 114 1003.0 135 314 39 60 .920 4.03   2.9
    RF 5 4 36.0 4 2 0 0 1.000 1.50   0.2
    2B 5 3 33.3 10 17 1 4 .964 7.29   0.4
    CF 13 0 27.0 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.67    
    LF 3 2 22.0 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.23    
2019 37 SDN NL RF 46 32 313.3 68 1 0 1 1.000 1.98   1.2
    3B 21 20 170.0 7 30 2 2 .949 1.96   0.6
    CF 8 7 66.3 17 0 1 0 .944 2.31    
    LF 8 7 61.0 21 1 0 0 1.000 3.25    
    2B 8 7 55.0 9 16 1 1 .962 4.09   0.2
    SS 7 6 55.0 8 18 1 3 .963 4.25   0.3
2020 38 KCA AL RF 26 17 160.7 56 1 0 0 1.000 3.19   0.8
    2B 13 5 63.0 16 19 0 2 1.000 5.00   0.3
    CF 12 2 36.7 12 1 0 0 1.000 3.19    
    SS 4 2 27.0 2 12 0 1 1.000 4.67   0.3
    LF 5 2 21.0 7 0 0 0 1.000 3.00    
  LF 915 844 7421.7 1350 47 5 12 .996 1.69   21.4
  2B 288 243 2187.0 419 677 13 138 .988 4.51   10.0
  RF 253 203 1839.0 375 15 5 5 .987 1.91   4.7
  SS 177 169 1488.0 195 493 44 86 .940 4.16   6.2
  CF 144 111 1056.7 317 8 5 3 .985 2.77   3.4
  3B 29 27 230.7 8 39 3 2 .940 1.83   0.7
Career Totals   1806 1597 14222.9 2664 1279 75 246 .981 2.50   46.4
Career Highs   149 140 1219.0 336 346 40 69 1.000 4.33    
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 27 DET AL 7 25 4 11 1 0 1 5 0 0 3 1 .440 .483 .600 1.083
2011 29 DET AL 6 22 3 8 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 3 .364 .440 .545 .985
2012 30 DET AL 14 54 9 15 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 12 .278 .316 .315 .631
2013 31 DET AL 8 26 1 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 4 .231 .259 .385 .644
2014 32 DET AL 3 9 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .333 .400 .333 .733
2015 33 SDN NL 7 19 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .316 .409 .368 .778
2016 34 SDN NL 7 26 4 9 2 0 1 6 0 0 1 6 .346 .370 .538 .909
2017 35 SDN NL 15 54 10 18 2 0 3 11 0 1 1 5 .333 .345 .537 .882
2018 36 SDN NL 11 36 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 .139 .184 .139 .323
2019 37 SDN NL 11 43 2 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 11 .233 .267 .233 .499
Career Post-Season Batting 89 314 38 91 10 0 7 35 0 1 19 51 .290 .331 .389 .720
Batting Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
(*) indicates hit-less at-bats added to meet minimum plate appearances.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Batting Average
2009-3-.356*
2010-1-.366
2012-1-.356
2014-6-.324
2018-4-.323
CAR-9-.320
On-Base Pct
2010-7-.399
2012-7-.396
Hits
2012-6-187
CAR-40-2088
Singles
2009-9-138
2010-4-142
2012-1-155
2018-4-147
CAR-8-1707
   
 
   Black Ink Test: 8    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 11)
   Gray Ink Test: 23    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 108)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 31    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 61)
 
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History
Injured on 7/3/2004 with a Pinched Nerve Neck, out for 5 days
Traded from Minnesota to Detroit on 5/6/2007 (Going to MIN: RF Lesley Baker. Going to DET: LF Jason Kubel)
Had first career hit on 5/6/2007, off Matt Morris (SEA)
Hit first career homerun on 7/3/2007, off Francisco Butto (TEX)
Was selected to the 2009 Allstar game
Had 24-game hitting streak snapped on 8/7/2009
Injured on 8/23/2009 with a Inflamed Achilles Tendon, out for one week
Hit 3 homeruns against Boston, driving in 4 runs on 8/26/2010
1/29/2011: Gets a new one-year contract worth $3,371,429 through salary arbitration
Was selected to the 2011 Allstar game
Had 5 hits with 5 RBI against Anaheim on 7/17/2011
11/1/2011: Signed a contract extension with Detroit, $3,750,000 per year, for 4 years
Was selected to the 2012 Allstar game
Won World Championship with Detroit in 2012
Injured on 9/22/2014 with a Pulled Back Muscle, out for one week
Traded from Detroit to San Diego on 2/20/2015 (Going to SDN: LF Jason Kubel. Going to DET: P Isaac Delvalle)
9/19/2015: Signed a contract extension with San Diego, $3,660,000 per year, for 2 years
9/12/2017: Signed a contract extension with San Diego, $1,520,000 per year, for 2 years
Drove in 6 runs against Arizona on 8/9/2019
Had 2000th career hit on 8/12/2019, off Noe Niemi (FLO)
Signed as a free agent by Kansas City on 2/14/2020 to a 1-year deal worth $2,500,000 per year