Vernon
Wells
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1''
Weight: 235
 
Born: December 8, 1978 in Usa, LA, SHREVEPORT
 
Awards & Accomplishments
MVP 2009   
All-Star Selections 2008    2009    2010   
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 25 TOR AL $ 2,363,000   8 8 8 6 8 8 10 7 8 4 2 3 9 7 8
2005 26 TOR AL $ 2,363,000   8 8 8 6 8 8 10 8 9 4 3 3 9 8 8
2006 27 TOR AL $ 2,363,000   8 8 8 7 8 8 10 8 9 5 3 4 9 8 8
2007 28 NYA AL $ 2,363,000   8 8 8 8 9 9 10 8 9 5 3 4 9 8 8
2008 29 NYA AL $ 5,850,000   7 7 8 8 10 9 10 8 9 5 3 4 9 8 8
2009 30 NYA AL $ 5,850,000   7 7 8 8 9 9 10 8 8 5 3 4 9 8 8
2010 31 MIL NL $ 5,850,000   7 7 8 7 9 9 10 8 9 5 4 4 9 7 8
2011 32 MIL NL $ 9,350,000   7 7 8 7 9 9 10 7 8 5 3 4 9 7 8
2012 33 MIL NL $ 9,350,000   8 8 8 7 9 9 10 7 8 5 4 4 9 7 8
2013 34 MIL NL $ 9,350,000   8 8 8 7 9 9 9 7 8 5 3 4 9 7 8
2014 35 MIL NL $ 9,350,000   7 7 8 7 8 8 9 6 7 5 3 4 8 7 7
2015 36 MIL NL $ 9,350,000   7 7 8 6 8 8 9 6 7 5 3 4 8 7 7
2016 37 MIL NL $ 9,350,000   6 6 7 6 8 7 8 5 6 5 3 4 7 6 6
2017 38 MIL NL $ 2,360,000   6 6 7 6 7 7 8 5 6 5 3 4 7 6 6
2018 39 MIN AL $ 2,520,000   6 6 7 5 7 6 7 4 5 5 3 4 7 6 6
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 2,360,000   6 6 7 5 7 6 7 4 5 4 2 3 7 6 6
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 9,350,000   8 8 8 8 10 9 10 8 9 5 4 4 9 8 8
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 25 TOR AL 155 613 102 171 32 5 32 122 22 14 36 65 .279 .326 .504 .830 92.5 12.2
2005 26 TOR AL 156 599 92 176 29 6 27 87 31 15 47 74 .294 .352 .497 .850 97.8 20.3
2006 27 TOR AL 155 599 102 173 36 7 26 109 27 12 39 52 .289 .334 .503 .837 90.5 16.5
2007 28 TOR AL 57 214 38 52 10 0 13 29 8 4 20 28 .243 .312 .472 .784 31.3 5.2
  CIN NL 19 71 9 20 3 0 2 6 3 1 5 6 .282 .338 .408 .746 9.2 1.2
  NYA AL 78 313 62 94 18 5 24 66 12 6 25 29 .300 .356 .620 .975 63.1 13.3
  TOT   154 598 109 166 31 5 39 101 23 11 50 63 .278 .338 .542 .880 103.7 19.7
2008 29 NYA AL 153 635 105 175 42 9 35 131 22 11 39 49 .276 .321 .535 .856 102.2 17.3
2009 30 NYA AL 153 617 118 201 49 6 44 164 16 13 44 65 .326 .373 .639 1.011 129.5 24.3
2010 31 NYN NL 78 303 60 91 25 2 18 53 12 8 17 29 .300 .340 .574 .915 54.0 11.7
  MIL NL 59 239 31 47 5 0 11 30 10 6 12 39 .197 .238 .356 .594 20.7 0.3
  TOT   137 542 91 138 30 2 29 83 22 14 29 68 .255 .296 .478 .773 74.7 12.0
2011 32 MIL NL 162 632 90 154 40 2 25 90 13 7 48 105 .244 .302 .432 .734 80.7 12.6
2012 33 MIL NL 150 598 93 156 27 9 31 103 22 9 43 87 .261 .318 .492 .809 93.4 14.6
2013 34 MIL NL 153 617 76 158 28 1 25 85 21 13 41 113 .256 .303 .426 .729 77.2 11.1
2014 35 MIL NL 163 605 70 136 23 3 17 77 28 17 67 96 .225 .308 .357 .665 67.8 6.9
2015 36 MIL NL 156 611 66 139 22 3 19 82 27 13 35 99 .227 .277 .367 .644 59.7 5.0
2016 37 MIL NL 153 580 81 155 25 0 17 91 22 13 33 100 .267 .311 .398 .710 69.6 11.1
2017 38 MIL NL 149 563 80 152 26 3 17 71 46 26 42 115 .270 .324 .417 .742 75.0 10.8
2018 39 MIN AL 111 377 48 98 20 0 8 53 3 11 24 82 .260 .305 .377 .682 39.8 4.1
15 Years Sim 2260 8786 1323 2348 460 61 391 1449 345 199 617 1233 .267 .320 .467 .787 1253.9 198.6
162 Game Average 629 94 168 32 4 28 103 24 14 44 88 .267 .320 .467 .787 89.9  
Career Highs 163 635 118 201 49 9 44 164 46 26 67 115 .326 .373 .639 1.011 129.5  
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   6524 974 1687 315 41 304 1071 251 144 414 1033 .259 .307 .459 .766 896.2
vs LH   2262 349 661 145 20 87 378 93 55 203 200 .292 .355 .489 .844 369.4
Home 1122 4302 642 1150 226 27 196 716 175 86 276 600 .267 .317 .469 .786 618.8
Away 1138 4484 681 1198 234 34 195 733 169 113 341 633 .267 .323 .465 .787 646.9
RISP   2348 0 640 127 13 104 999 0 0 254 327 .273 .343 .471 .813 375.1
Pinch Hitting   64 18 26 5 2 4 25 3 2 6 10 .406 .444 .734 1.179 17.2
Close/Late   1057 177 311 51 3 54 194 0 1 113 147 .294 .366 .501 .867 185.6
Mar/Apr 343 1329 217 385 82 12 59 215 50 31 108 191 .290 .347 .503 .849 217.7
May 394 1538 227 413 76 12 64 246 60 39 101 218 .269 .317 .458 .776 214.5
June 351 1365 216 353 62 11 58 234 65 31 97 191 .259 .312 .448 .759 188.2
July 358 1413 209 388 82 12 64 239 52 39 98 195 .275 .327 .485 .813 210.5
August 394 1549 228 409 84 8 67 240 64 28 93 225 .264 .313 .458 .771 215.0
Sep/Oct 420 1592 226 400 74 6 79 275 53 31 120 213 .251 .306 .454 .760 219.8
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
2004 25 TOR AL CF 155 146 1324.3 341 8 7 2 .980 2.37   4.5
2005 26 TOR AL CF 156 151 1358.3 380 8 8 4 .980 2.57   7.2
2006 27 TOR AL CF 151 143 1290.0 305 10 4 3 .987 2.20   6.8
2007 28 TOR AL CF 41 38 331.4 77 2 1 0 .988 2.15   1.4
    RF 6 6 54.4 17 0 1 0 .944 2.81   0.0
    2B 0 0 3.4 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.65   0.0
  CIN NL CF 14 13 107.7 25 1 0 0 1.000 2.17   0.3
    RF 2 2 17.7 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.05   0.0
    2B 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
  NYA AL CF 56 52 479.6 112 3 2 1 .983 2.16   2.3
    RF 9 9 78.7 25 0 1 0 .962 2.86   0.0
    2B 1 1 4.9 2 1 0 0 1.000 5.51   0.0
  TOT   CF 111 103 918.7 214 6 3 1 .987 2.16   4.1
      RF 17 17 150.8 48 0 2 0 .960 2.86   0.0
      2B 1 1 9.4 3 1 0 0 1.000 3.83   0.0
2008 29 NYA AL CF 153 148 1342.7 358 10 3 1 .992 2.47   6.2
2009 30 NYA AL CF 153 148 1338.0 341 12 4 7 .989 2.37   5.0
2010 31 NYN NL CF 77 76 672.5 172 4 1 1 .994 2.36   1.7
  MIL NL CF 59 58 526.5 134 3 0 0 1.000 2.34   2.7
  TOT   CF 136 134 1199.0 306 7 1 1 .997 2.35   4.4
2011 32 MIL NL CF 162 162 1442.0 390 7 6 0 .985 2.48   5.9
2012 33 MIL NL CF 150 150 1341.0 397 9 4 5 .990 2.72   6.2
2013 34 MIL NL CF 153 153 1372.3 385 5 1 3 .997 2.56   6.0
2014 35 MIL NL CF 162 160 1445.7 427 7 1 2 .998 2.70   9.1
2015 36 MIL NL CF 156 156 1388.3 372 7 2 1 .995 2.46   5.9
2016 37 MIL NL CF 151 144 1297.3 316 4 2 1 .994 2.22   4.4
2017 38 MIL NL CF 145 138 1267.7 342 7 1 4 .997 2.48   5.2
2018 39 MIN AL RF 44 44 380.3 79 5 2 2 .977 1.99   1.7
    CF 44 35 337.0 81 1 2 0 .976 2.19    
  CF 2138 2071 18662.3 4955 108 49 35 .990 2.44   81.0
  RF 61 61 531.1 127 5 4 2 .971 2.24   1.7
  2B 1 1 9.4 3 1 0 0 1.000 3.83   0.0
Career Totals   2200 2133 19202.9 5085 114 53 37 .990 2.44   82.7
Career Highs   162 162 1445.7 427 12 8 7 .998 2.72    
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
2006 27 TOR AL 6 25 4 10 3 0 0 7 2 1 3 1 .400 .464 .520 .984
2007 28 NYA AL 6 24 5 5 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 3 .208 .259 .375 .634
2008 29 NYA AL 13 54 4 11 3 0 0 2 3 1 3 5 .204 .241 .259 .501
2009 30 NYA AL 14 57 4 9 3 1 1 7 0 1 0 5 .158 .158 .298 .456
2018 39 MIN AL 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Post-Season Batting 40 163 17 35 10 1 2 20 5 3 8 15 .215 .249 .325 .574
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.
Slugging Pct
2007-4-.560
2008-7-.535
2009-1-.639
OPS
2007-6-.898
2009-2-1.011
XR
2009-2-129.5
CAR-23-1253.9
Games
2011-1-162
2014-1-163
CAR-9-2260
At-Bats
2004-6-613
2008-3-635
2011-3-632
2015-10-611
CAR-8-8786
Runs
2009-6-118
CAR-15-1323
Hits
CAR-16-2348
Total Bases
2006-8-301
2007-10-295
2008-2-340
2009-1-394
CAR-10-4103
Singles
CAR-33-1436
Doubles
2006-10-36
2008-5-42
2009-4-49
CAR-27-460
Triples
2006-10-7
2008-2-9
2009-6-6
2012-2-9
CAR-18-61
Homeruns
2007-3-37
2008-7-35
2009-1-44
CAR-14-391
RBIs
2004-4-122
2006-10-109
2008-3-131
2009-1-164
CAR-9-1449
Caught Stealing
2017-4-26
CAR-25-199
       
 
   Black Ink Test: 13    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 11)
   Gray Ink Test: 56    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 108)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 51    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 61)
 
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History
Had first career hit (double) on 4/5/2004, off Barry Zito (OAK)
Hit first career homerun on 4/7/2004, off Tim Hudson (OAK)
Had 5 hits with 4 RBI against Kansas City on 6/1/2004
Drove in 6 runs against Baltimore on 6/30/2004
Won Batter of the Month award on 7/1/2004, hitting .327 with 11 HR, 34 RBI
Had 21-game hitting streak snapped on 8/1/2004
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Minnesota on 7/19/2006
Won Player of the Week award on 7/24/2006, hitting .448 with 3 HR, 9 RBI
Traded from Toronto to Cincinnati on 6/7/2007 (Going to CIN: CF Vernon Wells, SS Pascual Valderrama. Going to TOR: P Sergio Silva, 3B Jack Johnson)
Traded from Cincinnati to New York (A) on 7/1/2007 (Going to CIN: P Pedro Galindo, RF Andrew Sommerfield. Going to NYA: CF Vernon Wells)
7/1/2007: Signed a contract extension with New York (A), $5,850,000 per year, for 3 years
Won Batter of the Month award on 9/1/2007, hitting .298 with 10 HR, 24 RBI
Was selected to the 2008 Allstar game
Was selected to the 2009 Allstar game
Won Player of the Week award on 8/15/2009, hitting .538 with 2 HR, 9 RBI
Hit for the cycle against Baltimore on 8/30/2009
Won Player of the Week award on 9/12/2009, hitting .409 with 4 HR, 8 RBI
Sets a new season AL-Record for RBI with 141 on 9/16/2009
Sets a new season AL-Record for RBI with 142 on 9/17/2009
Sets a new season AL-Record for RBI with 143 on 9/18/2009
Sets a new season AL-Record for RBI with 144 on 9/21/2009
Drove in 7 runs against Tampa Bay on 9/24/2009
Won Batter of the Month award on 10/1/2009, hitting .347 with 12 HR, 32 RBI
Won MVP in 2009, hitting .326 with 44 HR, 164 RBI
Traded from New York (A) to New York (N) on 2/2/2010 (Going to NYN: CF Vernon Wells, P Brett Myers. Going to NYA: P Joe Morgan Jr., LF Nook Logan, P Danys Baez)
5/22/2010: Signed a contract extension with New York (N), $9,350,000 per year, for 6 years
Was selected to the 2010 Allstar game
Traded from New York (N) to Milwaukee on 7/31/2010 (Going to MIL: CF Vernon Wells, RF Jason Lane. Going to NYN: P Ben Howard, CF Wayne Lydon, RF Lorenzo Llerena)
Injured on 6/14/2012 with a Blurred Vision Eye, out for 2 weeks
Drove in 7 runs against San Francisco on 6/30/2012
Won Player of the Week award on 4/25/2013, hitting .429 with 2 HR, 6 RBI
Injured on 5/5/2013 with a Inflamed Hip Muscle, out for 1-2 weeks
Injured on 4/28/2015 with a Bruised Ankle, out for one week
Had 2000th career hit on 5/30/2016, off Yosmeiro Petit (STL)
10/16/2016: Signed a contract extension with Milwaukee, $2,360,000 per year, for 1 years
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota on 1/30/2018 to a 1-year deal worth $2,520,000 per year