Gregg Zaun #9

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  • 5' 10"/170

Gregg Zaun MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.252 88 446 23 .732

Gregg Zaun Bio

  • Full Name: Gregory Owen Zaun
  • Born: 4/14/1971 in Glendale, CA
  • Draft: 1989, Baltimore Orioles, 17th rd. (425th overall)
  • High School: St. Francis, La Canada, CA
  • Debut: June 24, 1995
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/20/2010
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 3489 437 878 88 446 23 .252 .344 .732

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Gregg Zaun Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
1997 Florida NL

Gregg Zaun Leaderboards

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2005 .355 24th in AL

Walks

Season BB Rank
2005 73 11th in AL

Gregg Zaun Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 7, 2011 San Diego Padres released C Gregg Zaun.
January 19, 2011 San Diego Padres signed free agent C Gregg Zaun to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 7, 2010 C Gregg Zaun elected free agency.
October 5, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers activated C Gregg Zaun from the 60-day disabled list.
August 12, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers transferred C Gregg Zaun from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 21, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers placed C Gregg Zaun on the 15-day disabled list. Right shoulder strain.
December 4, 2009 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent C Gregg Zaun.
November 11, 2009 C Gregg Zaun elected free agency.
August 8, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays activated C Gregg Zaun.
August 7, 2009 Baltimore Orioles traded C Gregg Zaun to Tampa Bay Rays.

Gregory Owen Zaun Bio Info

Gregory Owen Zaun...graduated from St. Francis (CA) High School...his mother, Cherie, is a former professional golfer who once served as the women's golf coach at the University of Southern California...nephew of both Rick Dempsey (former Major League catcher) and Pat Dempsey (former minor league catcher)...is an avid fan of the band Rush...he and his wife, Jamie, reside in Palm Harbor, FL. 2010 Played in 28 games for MIL, all starts behind the plate, but missed the majority of the campaign after undergoing season-ending right shoulder surgery to repair a labrum tear...Batted .265 (27-for-102) with seven doubles and two homers with 14 RBI with the Brewers...Batted .333 (27-for-81) after beginning the season 0-for-21....his 0-for- 21 streak tied Brad Nelson (2009) for the franchise record for the most at-bats by a position player without a hit to begin a season...Threw out four of 23 runners attempting to steal (17.4%)...On 4/26 vs. PIT, went 4-for-4 with three runs, two doubles, five RBI and a walk...tied his career highs for runs (eighth time), hits (fourth time) and RBI (fourth time) in that game...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/21 with a right shoulder strain...underwent season-ending surgery on 6/15 in Cincinnati (Dr. Tim Kremchek)...was transferred to the 60-day DL on 8/12. 2009 Signed as a free agent with Baltimore on 1/21...Batted a combined .260 with 8 HR and 27 RBI in 90 games between Baltimore and Tampa Bay...Began the season with the Orioles and batted .244 with 4 HR and 13 RBI in 56 games...Made 49 starts with Baltimore, all behind the plate...Was traded to Tampa Bay, along with cash, in exchange for 1B Rhyne Hughes on 8/7...Batted .287 with 4 HR and 14 RBI in 34 games with the Rays...Made 25 starts with Tampa Bay, all behind the plate...Belted his fifth career grand slam on 8/16 vs. Toronto with a pinch-hit shot off Brandon League...was the second pinch-hit slam of his career (also 6/27/02 vs. Arizona)...For the season threw out 10 of 53 runners attempting to steal (18.9%)...Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 12/4. 2008 Batted .237 with 6 HR and 30 RBI in 86 games with Toronto...made 69 starts (67 G at C, 2 G at DH)...Threw out 12 of 52 runners attempting to steal (23.1%)...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 5/27-6/15 with a sore right elbow...Belted a walk-off grand slam off Troy Percival in the 13th inning of a 7-4 win on 9/6 vs. Tampa Bay...was his fourth career grand slam and second career walk-off homer. 2007 Batted .242 with 10 home runs and 52 RBI...Was his 3rd straight double digit home run total, dating back to 2005...Has hit 33 home runs over his last three seasons...Among AL catchers ranked 4th in walks (51) and 5th in OBP (.338)...Apr. 10 vs. KC hit his 1st HR of the season (2R) off Peralta...Was his 5th career pinch-hit home run & the 1st since Sept. 19, 2002...ON THE SHELF: Apr. 24 at BOS, took a foul tip off his right hand in the 1st inning & left the game...On Apr. 25 was placed on the 15-day DL with a right thumb fracture & had surgery the following day...June 8 was activated from the 15-day DL and delivered a pinch hit RBI single...In three games (1-C/2-DH) with Syracuse on a rehab stint, was 1-for-11...On June 15 vs. WAS made his 1st start since Apr. 24 at BOS (day he injured thumb)...Had two RBI in his 1st game back....BEHIND THE PLATE: Caught 37.0 consecutive scoreless innings from the 6th inning on July 20 to the fourth inning on July 25th...The last ML player to catch at least 37.0 consecutive scoreless innings was Javy Lopez in 1998 (42.0 innings) with the Atlanta Braves...The 37.0 straight scoreless innings is the longest streak in Club history...Previous high, accomplished by Ernie Whitt from May 21-23, 1983 (27.0 innings)...Threw out 12 of 85 attempted base stealers (14.1 %) this season...The pitching staff owned a 3.55 ERA when Zaun was behind the plate. home runs (1995-2004)...Among AL catchers ranked 4th in walks (51) and 5th in OBP (.338)...Apr. 10 vs. KC hit his 1st HR of the season (2R) off Peralta...Was his 5th career pinch-hit home run & the 1st since Sept. 19, 2002...ONTHE SHELF: Apr. 24 at BOS, took a foul tip off his right hand in the 1st inning & left the game...On Apr. 25 was placed on the 15-day DL with a right thumb fracture & had surgery the following day...June 8 was activated from the 15-day DL and delivered a pinch hit RBI single...In three games (1-C/2-DH) with Syracuse on a rehab stint, was 1-for-11...On June 15 vs. WAS made his 1st start since Apr. 24 at BOS (day he injured thumb)...Had two RBI in his 1st game back....BEHIND THE PLATE: Caught 37.0 consecutive scoreless innings from the 6th inning on July 20 to the fourth inning on July 25th...The last ML player to catch at least 37.0 consecutive scoreless innings was Javy Lopez in 1998 (42.0 innings) with the Atlanta Braves...The 37.0 straight scoreless innings is the longest streak in Club history... Previous high, accomplished by Ernie Whitt from May 21-23, 1983 (27.0 innings)...Threw out 12 of 85 attempted base stealers (14.1 %) this season...The pitching staff owned a 3.55 ERA when Zaun was behind the plate. 2006 Hit home runs from both sides of the plate on Sept. 13 at SEA for the 1st time in his career...It also marked the 2nd time he had homered twice in a game...Walked four times on July 23 vs. NYY, a Blue Jay season high (matched a Blue Jay record)...Set a new career high in home runs (12), and slugging pct (.462)...On June 2 at TB collected his 300th RBI of his career, and played in his 900th career game on Sept. 3 at BOS...Made 74 starts, 59 at catcher, 15 at DH... Caught 541.1 innings, throwing out 18.2% of base-runners... Staff ERA was 4.34 when he caught. 2005 His 73 walks led the team and ranked 11th in the AL...August 4 at CWS drew four walks, matching Club record... Finished 2nd on the team with a .355 OBP...April 9 vs. BOS hit his 2nd career grand slam (previous on June 27, 2002 vs. ARI-pinch hit)...April 16 at TEX collected the 100th double of his Major League career...May 8 vs. CWS suffered a concussion while sliding into second base attempting to break up a double play... May 9 was placed on the 15-day DL... Made rehab assignment at New Hampshire (AA) going 2-for-6 with two walks in two games... May 24 was activated off the DL and hit a home run (#4) in his 1st game back (2R of Wells)... May 29 vs. MIN hit his 1st triple of the season... Was his 1st 3B since Apr. 27, 2002 at ATL (with HOU)...June 21, 2005 vs. BAL recorded his 500th career hit on a double off R. Lopez in the 5th inning...Caught a total of 1088.0 innings... Threw out 17 of 89 attempted base stealers (19.1%)...Blue Jays pitchers held a 3.79 ERA with Zaun behind the plate. 2004 Had his contract purchased by the Blue Jays on Apr. 27 from Syracuse (AAA)... Signed as a minor league free agent by the Blue Jays on Apr. 14 after being released by the Montreal Expos on Apr. 8... Began the season as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training with the Expos... Made his Blue Jays debut on Apr. 29 at CWS and hit a solo home run in just his 2nd at bat as a Blue Jay off Esteban Loaiza... Matched his career best with four hits on May 2 atCWS(2nd time) and first since July 23, 1998 at PIT as a member of the Florida Marlins... Drove in the game-winning run on May 26 vs. ANA in a 6-5 walkoff win, hitting a bases loaded single off Troy Percival...Appeared in a Club high 97 games at the catcher's position... Threw out 21 of 81 attempted base stealers (25.9%)... Blue Jays pitchers held a 4.76 ERA with Zaun behind the plate. 2003 Started the season with Houston and batted .217 with one home run and 13 RBI in 59 games... Designated for assignment on August 20, was signed six days later by Colorado... Played in 15 games as a Rockie with 12 starts, all behind the plate. 2002 Launched a pinch-hit, solo home run on Aug. 20 vs. Chicago (Kyle Farnsworth)... Cracked a walk-off, pinch-hit grand slam on June 27 vs. Arizona on an 0-2 pitch (Kim)... It was his first career grand slam and second homer of the season. 2001 Missed the first 98 games of the season with a torn left calf suffered in spring training on March 28... Was recalled from his rehab assignment in Omaha and reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on July 23... Put together a career- best, nine-game hitting streak from Aug. 14-Sept. 4... Recorded the first multi-home run game of his career at Chicago on Sept. 28... Solo shot in the seventh off Alan Embree gave the Royals a 3-2 win. 2000 Belted his first home run with the Royals at New York on April 14 off Roger Clemens... Later left that contest with a sprained right elbow injured when he hit batter Clay Bellinger while throwing out Shane Spencer attempting to steal... Placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 18, retroactive to April 15, due to a sprained right elbow... Began a rehab assignment at Omaha (AAA) on May 16... Recalled from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the DL on May 29... Had arthroscopic on his right shoulder in November... Procedure performed by Dr. Steve Joyce. 1999 Started 21 games as the backup to Ivan Rodriguez for the Texas Rangers... Threw out 10 of 22 base stealers (.454)... Compiled a .984 fielding percentage in 37 games behind the plate... Homered in the annual Hall of Fame Game on July 26 vs. the Royals in Cooperstown after calling his shot to the right field stands. 1998 Gunned down 26-of-78 baserunners (33%)... Became the first player to homer into the pool area at Bank One Ballpark on April 19. 1997 Made 38 starts at catcher for the World Champion Marlins...Appeared in four postseason games, going 0-for-2. 1996 Began the campaign with Baltimore, making 28 starts behind the plate before being optioned to AAA-Rochester on Aug. 6....Acquired by Florida on Aug. 23 as the player to be named in the deal that sent Terry Mathews to Baltimore on Aug. 21. 1995 Joined the Orioles on June 19... Made his Major League debut as a pinch-runner on June 24 against Boston...Singled off Boston's Mike Maddux on June 25 for his first big league hit... Belted his first career homer off Toronto's Woody Williams on July 2. 1994 Topped all International League catchers by throwing out 40 percent of baserunners (40-of-99) and compiling a .989 field percentage with Rochester. 1993 Started the season at AA-Bowie where he was named an Eastern League All-Star. 1992 Spent the year at Frederick (A). 1991 Paced the team in runs (67) and walks (50)... Selected for the Midwest League All-Star game. 1990 Began his pro career at Wausau (A)... Selected as an Appalachian League All-Star after spending the majority of the season at Bluefield (R).