Torii Hunter

#48, RF, Detroit
Torii Hunter
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    225
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    July 18, 1975
  • Birth Place:
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    1993 1ˢᵗ round (20ᵗʰ pick) by the Minnesota Twins
  • AVG
    .286
  • HR
    17
  • RBI
    83
  • R
    71


Player Notes
Free agent OF Torii Hunter told the Pioneer Press that he and the Twins had a "common interest" in possible return.

Advice: "I came there as a young boy and came out a man. I always hold true to Minnesota Twins values I was taught," said Hunter. His other suitors include the Royals, Orioles, Giants and Blue Jays. Hunter isn't quite the defender he used to be, but he put up a .286/.319/.446 line in 2014, hitting 17 home runs and driving in 83 over 142 games at age 39. He indicated he would make a decision about his landing spot within the next few weeks.

More: Pioneer Press

8 hours ago Rotoworld
According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Royals remain in contact with free agent outfielder Torii Hunter.

Advice: With the departure of Billy Butler, the Royals have an opening at designated hitter that the veteran Hunter could fulfill. While his defense has fallen off in recent years, he hit .295/.327/.456 with 34 homers and 167 RBI over the past two seasons in Detroit.

More: Mike Berardino on Twitter

Sun, Nov 23 Rotoworld
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Orioles and Giants may have interest in Torii Hunter depending on how the rest of the free agent outfield market unfolds.

Advice: The veteran outfielder has already received interest from the Twins, Royals, Cubs, Rangers and Mariners among others and looks like he'll have no problem finding a comfortable landing spot this winter. It's appearing more and more likely that he'll land a multi-year contract, most likely with an American League club where he can be hidden in the DH spot at times.

More: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter

Fri, Nov 21 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays are among the teams pursuing Torii Hunter.

Advice: The Royals, Twins, Cubs, Rangers, Giants, and Mariners have also been linked to the 39-year-old free agent outfielder. Hunter showed in 2014 that he is not quite finished, batting .286/.319/.446 with 17 home runs and 83 RBI in 142 games for the Tigers. It sure sounds like he's going to be able to command a multi-year deal.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Fri, Nov 21 Rotoworld
Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish hears the Royals and Twins are the most aggressive suitors for Torii Hunter.

Advice: Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski conceded last week the team will likely not re-sign the 39-year-old, but he may stay in the American League Central division yet. The Twins' interest has been long-rumored, but reports are that he would need to take a large pay cut to return to the Twin Cities. The Cubs, Rangers, Giants and Mariners are among the other teams that have been linked to the outfielder.

More: MLB Daily Dish

Thu, Nov 20 Rotoworld
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Friday that the club will not re-sign Torii Hunter.

Advice: "We probably won't re-sign Torii," Dombrowski said. "I called Torii and his representative today and told them that." Hunter had a successful two-year run in Detroit, batting .295/.327/.456 with 34 homers and 167 RBI while playing over 140 games both seasons. He's 39 and isn't much of an outfielder anymore, but Hunter keeps himself in terrific shape and could still have a bit more left in the tank. The Royals, Twins, Cubs, Rangers, Giants and Mariners have been listed as possible landing spots for the veteran outfielder.

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Tue, Nov 18 Rotoworld
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1998 Min 6 17 0 4 1 0 0 2 2 6 0 1 .235 .316 .294 .610
1999 Min 135 384 52 98 17 2 9 35 26 72 10 6 .255 .309 .380 .689
2000 Min 99 336 44 94 14 7 5 44 18 68 4 3 .280 .318 .408 .726
2001 Min 148 564 82 147 32 5 27 92 29 125 9 6 .261 .306 .479 .784
2002 Min 148 561 89 162 37 4 29 94 35 118 23 8 .289 .334 .524 .859
2003 Min 154 581 83 145 31 4 26 102 50 106 6 7 .250 .312 .451 .762
2004 Min 138 520 79 141 37 0 23 81 40 101 21 7 .271 .330 .475 .805
2005 Min 98 372 63 100 24 1 14 56 34 65 23 7 .269 .337 .452 .788
2006 Min 147 557 86 155 21 2 31 98 45 108 12 6 .278 .336 .490 .826
2007 Min 160 600 94 172 45 1 28 107 40 101 18 9 .287 .334 .505 .839
2008 LAA 146 551 85 153 37 2 21 78 50 108 19 5 .278 .344 .466 .810
2009 LAA 119 451 74 135 26 1 22 90 47 92 18 4 .299 .366 .508 .873
2010 LAA 152 573 76 161 36 0 23 90 61 106 9 12 .281 .354 .464 .819
2011 LAA 156 580 80 152 24 2 23 82 62 125 5 7 .262 .336 .429 .765
2012 LAA 140 534 81 167 24 1 16 92 38 133 9 1 .313 .365 .451 .817
2013 Det 144 606 90 184 37 5 17 84 26 113 3 2 .304 .334 .465 .800
2014 Det 142 549 71 157 33 2 17 83 23 89 4 3 .286 .319 .446 .765
Totals 2232 8336 1229 2327 476 39 331 1310 626 1636 193 94 .279 .334 .465 .799
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
1998 Min 6 CF 5 45 8 8 0 0 0 1.000
1999 Min 107 CF 90 770 250 257 6 1 3 .996
1999 Min 16 LF 13 117 19 20 1 0 0 1.000
1999 Min 14 RF 10 79 15 15 0 0 0 1.000
2000 Min 98 CF 94 824 270 285 12 3 3 .989
2000 Min 1 LF 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2001 Min 147 CF 147 1295 460 478 14 4 3 .992
2002 Min 146 CF 144 1234 364 374 7 3 0 .992
2003 Min 151 CF 149 1299 425 434 5 4 1 .991
2004 Min 126 CF 124 1100 311 320 5 4 0 .988
2005 Min 93 CF 92 813 218 230 9 3 4 .987
2006 Min 143 CF 143 1232 343 355 8 4 4 .989
2007 Min 155 CF 155 1314 387 394 5 2 0 .995
2008 LAA 137 CF 137 1193 350 354 4 0 0 1.000
2009 LAA 115 CF 114 977 308 311 2 1 0 .997
2010 LAA 98 CF 97 828 252 255 2 1 0 .996
2010 LAA 46 RF 46 410 106 110 2 2 0 .982
2011 LAA 136 RF 133 1179 260 278 15 3 2 .989
2011 LAA 1 CF 1 8 4 4 0 0 0 1.000
2012 LAA 134 RF 128 1112 240 258 14 4 5 .985
2013 Det 143 RF 138 1236 223 235 9 3 3 .987
2014 Det 128 RF 128 1114 218 228 5 5 1 .978
Totals 2141 CF 2088 18188 5031 5203 125 47 29 .991