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Rick Ankiel    \an-KEE-uhl\

Richard Alexander Ankiel

Positions: Centerfielder and Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: July 19, 1979 in Fort Pierce, FL
High School: Port St. Lucie HS (Port St. Lucie, FL)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft.
Signed August 28, 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 23, 1999 (Age 20.035)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2000 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Nationals/Braves/Royals/Astros/... 1999-2013
Agents: Scott Boras [*]
Final Game: June 8, 2013 (Age 33.324)   vs. MIA 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1999 STL NL 19 P 9 5 0 33.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.55 0.22 .950 1.72 1.71 0 0 0
2000 STL NL 20 P 31 30 0 175.0 29 8 14 7 2 .759 1.13 0.71 .962 1.74 1.72 9 7 44% 32% 1 RoY-2
2001 STL NL 21 P 6 6 0 24.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.50 .960 1.76 1.73 1 1 50% 34% 0
2004 STL NL 24 P 5 0 0 10.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1 20 3.60 0.80 .965 1.80 1.82 0 0 0
2007 STL NL 27 OF 44 40 26 350.2 96 91 3 2 0 .979 -1 4 -3 13 2.41 2.14 .984 2.30 2.29
2007 STL NL 27 RF 27 24 15 197.2 62 58 2 2 0 .968 0 4 2 24 2.73 2.22 .981 2.18 2.17
2007 STL NL 27 CF 22 14 10 137.0 27 27 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -1 -22 -9 1.77 1.23 .987 2.71 2.70
2007 STL NL 27 LF 2 2 1 16.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 1 1 83 75 3.94 3.50 .984 2.02 2.00
2008 STL NL 28 OF 106 100 86 899.1 248 236 4 8 1 .968 8 -5 11 -6 2.40 2.26 .985 2.21 2.20
2008 STL NL 28 CF 89 84 78 766.1 222 213 4 5 1 .977 8 -5 12 -8 2.55 2.44 .990 2.61 2.59
2008 STL NL 28 LF 17 16 8 131.0 25 22 0 3 0 .880 0 -1 1 -8 1.51 1.29 .983 1.90 1.89
2008 STL NL 28 RF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 0 600 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.10
2009 STL NL 29 OF 101 90 60 795.2 213 203 5 5 2 .977 5 5 7 7 2.35 2.06 .986 2.20 2.18
2009 STL NL 29 CF 66 52 37 458.2 139 134 1 4 0 .971 -0 0 -0 0 2.65 2.05 .989 2.60 2.57
2009 STL NL 29 RF 27 21 12 183.2 31 28 2 1 1 .968 -1 2 -4 13 1.47 1.11 .986 2.08 2.06
2009 STL NL 29 LF 25 17 11 153.1 43 41 2 0 1 1.000 6 3 44 23 2.52 1.72 .982 1.93 1.91
2010 TOT MLB 30 CF 70 57 54 534.1 150 141 5 4 2 .973 -3 -1 -6 -2 2.46 2.09 .989 2.64 2.61
2010 TOT MLB 30 OF 70 57 54 534.1 150 141 5 4 2 .973 -3 -1 -6 -2 2.46 2.09 .987 2.22 2.20
2010 KCR AL 30 CF 25 23 22 209.0 71 68 1 2 1 .972 -6 -3 -36 -17 2.97 2.76 .990 2.73 2.71
2010 KCR AL 30 OF 25 23 22 209.0 71 68 1 2 1 .972 -6 -3 -36 -17 2.97 2.76 .986 2.30 2.28
2010 ATL NL 30 CF 45 34 32 325.1 79 73 4 2 1 .975 4 2 13 7 2.13 1.71 .989 2.59 2.56
2010 ATL NL 30 OF 45 34 32 325.1 79 73 4 2 1 .975 4 2 13 7 2.13 1.71 .987 2.17 2.15
2011 WSN NL 31 OF 113 90 81 845.0 255 245 9 1 0 .996 16 9 22 12 2.71 2.25 .986 2.16 2.15
2011 WSN NL 31 CF 105 84 77 785.1 243 234 8 1 0 .996 14 8 21 12 2.77 2.30 .988 2.55 2.54
2011 WSN NL 31 RF 9 6 4 59.2 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 1 1 24 20 1.81 1.33 .983 2.05 2.04
2012 WSN NL 32 CF 62 37 34 382.0 119 115 2 2 0 .983 0 -7 2 -22 2.76 1.89 .989 2.49 2.46
2012 WSN NL 32 OF 62 37 34 382.0 119 115 2 2 0 .983 0 -7 2 -21 2.76 1.89 .987 2.11 2.09
2013 TOT MLB 33 OF 40 33 27 308.0 83 77 4 2 0 .976 -6 -5 -25 -19 2.37 2.03 .987 2.19 2.18
2013 TOT MLB 33 RF 26 16 14 165.2 47 42 3 2 0 .957 -7 -2 -49 -14 2.44 1.73 .982 2.07 2.06
2013 HOU AL 33 OF 22 16 14 154.2 47 42 3 2 0 .957 -6 -2 -50 -15 2.62 2.05 .987 2.24 2.23
2013 HOU AL 33 RF 22 16 14 154.2 47 42 3 2 0 .957 -6 -2 -50 -16 2.62 2.05 .982 2.07 2.06
2013 NYM NL 33 OF 18 17 13 153.1 36 35 1 0 0 1.000 -3 -23 2.11 2.00 .986 2.13 2.13
2013 NYM NL 33 CF 17 17 13 142.1 36 35 1 0 0 1.000 -3 -3 -25 -25 2.28 2.12 .987 2.49 2.49
2013 NYM NL 33 RF 4 0 0 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -44 0 0.00 0.00 2.05 2.08
7 Seasons OF 536 447 368 4115.0 1164 1108 32 24 5 .979 19 0 6 0 2.49 2.13 .986 2.20 2.18
7 Seasons CF 431 345 303 3206.0 936 899 21 16 3 .983 14 -9 5 -3 2.58 2.13 .989 2.58 2.56
5 Seasons RF 90 67 45 608.2 153 140 8 5 1 .967 -6 6 -11 11 2.19 1.64 .982 2.11 2.09
4 Seasons P 51 41 0 242.0 38 11 20 7 2 .816 1 20 1.15 0.61 .962 1.74 1.73 10 8 44% 32% 1
3 Seasons LF 44 35 20 300.1 75 69 3 3 1 .960 7 3 27 11 2.16 1.64 .983 1.92 1.91
11 Seasons TOT 587 488 368 4357.0 1202 1119 52 31 7 .974 19 1 5 0 2.42 1.99 .985 2.17 2.14 10 8 44% 32% 1
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1999 STL NL 19 P
2000 STL NL 20 P
2001 STL NL 21 P
2004 STL NL 24 P 1 20 1 0
2007 STL NL 27 RF 0 2 -3 -1 -2 3 4 24 2 2
2007 STL NL 27 CF -2 -22 -2 -1 -0 -1 -1 -9 -1 0
2007 STL NL 27 LF 1 83 0 -0 0 1 1 75 0 1
2008 STL NL 28 CF 8 12 3 3 0 5 -5 -8 -11 5
2008 STL NL 28 LF 0 1 -1 0 -1 1 -1 -8 -1 1
2008 STL NL 28 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 600 1 0
2009 STL NL 29 CF -0 -0 -1 2 -3 1 0 0 1 0
2009 STL NL 29 RF -1 -4 0 0 -0 -1 2 13 2 0
2009 STL NL 29 LF 6 44 5 1 4 1 3 23 2 1
2010 KCR AL 30 CF -6 -36 -3 -3 -0 -3 -3 -17 0 -1
2010 ATL NL 30 CF 4 13 2 6 -3 1 2 7 -1 2
2011 WSN NL 31 CF 14 21 8 8 -1 6 8 12 -1 8
2011 WSN NL 31 RF 1 24 1 1 1 0 1 20 0 1
2012 WSN NL 32 CF 0 2 -2 -2 0 2 -7 -22 -6 0
2013 HOU AL 33 RF -6 -50 -6 -3 -4 0 -2 -16 -4 1
2013 NYM NL 33 CF -3 -25 -3 -2 -1 0 -3 -25 -4 0
2013 NYM NL 33 RF -0 -44 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons CF 14 5 2 11 -8 11 -9 -3 -23 14
5 Seasons RF -6 -11 -8 -3 -5 2 6 11 1 4
4 Seasons P 1 20 1 0
3 Seasons LF 7 27 4 1 3 3 3 11 1 3
11 Seasons TOT 10 2 -5 10 -16 15 1 0 -20 21 0
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1999 STL NL 19 9 5 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 STL NL 20 35 30 33 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2001 STL NL 21 6 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 STL NL 24 5 0 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 STL NL 27 47 40 47 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 22 27 51 0 6 0
2008 STL NL 28 120 100 120 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 89 1 107 0 17 1
2009 STL NL 29 122 90 122 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 66 27 118 0 26 0
2010 ATL NL 30 47 34 47 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 45 0 3 4
2010 KCR AL 30 27 23 27 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 25 0 2 0
2011 WSN NL 31 122 90 122 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 105 9 114 0 13 2
2012 WSN NL 32 68 37 68 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 0 62 0 13 0
2013 HOU AL 33 25 16 25 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 22 0 5 0
2013 NYM NL 33 20 17 20 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 4 18 0 2 0
11 Seasons 653 488 651 587 51 0 0 0 0 0 44 431 90 562 0 90 8
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2007 STL NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 13 5 38.5% 8 0 0.0% 0 592 63% 76% 36% 57 47%
2008 STL NL 28 5 0 2 3 1 4 0 0 3 1 39 31 1 34 12 1 12 6 0 9 0 0 31 24 1 125 73 58.4% 49 3 2.4% 1 3303 58% 79% 41% 418 52%
2009 STL NL 29 4 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 36 30 0 20 2 1 9 4 0 4 0 0 13 10 0 82 46 56.1% 35 1 1.2% 0 1986 48% 76% 37% 271 50%
2010 ATL NL 30 2 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 2 1 18 12 2 10 1 0 3 1 0 5 0 1 10 8 0 46 22 47.8% 21 3 6.5% 1 1347 56% 73% 34% 150 51%
2010 KCR AL 30 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 15 10 0 4 1 0 10 1 0 7 0 0 10 4 1 46 16 34.8% 29 1 2.2% 0 967 49% 76% 42% 138 49%
2011 WSN NL 31 1 0 1 0 0 8 0 2 4 2 42 33 1 30 11 1 7 4 0 8 0 0 25 17 0 112 65 58.0% 45 2 1.8% 6 3306 59% 77% 40% 425 56%
2012 WSN NL 32 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 10 7 0 14 1 0 6 4 0 6 4 0 9 5 0 45 21 46.7% 24 0 0.0% 2 1571 60% 73% 37% 198 59%
2013 NYM NL 33 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 12 8 1 5 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 24 11 45.8% 12 1 4.2% 0 612 49% 75% 38% 71 51%
7 Seasons 16 0 9 7 2 21 0 5 11 5 178 134 5 121 29 3 50 21 0 41 4 1 103 71 2 493 259 52.5% 223 11 2.2% 10 13684 56% 76% 39% 1728 53%
MLB Averages 45.0% 2.0% 58% 76% 40% 53%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2007 STL NL 27 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 11 9 0 4 3 0 4 3 0 3 3 0 3 1 0 25 19 76.0% 6 0 0.0% 2 864 61% 80% 48% 109 55%
2008 STL NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 75% 88% 38% 2 50%
2009 STL NL 29 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 12 6 0 9 4 0 4 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 28 13 46.4% 15 0 0.0% 2 782 56% 80% 35% 75 39%
2011 WSN NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 2 0 4 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 5 45.5% 5 1 9.1% 0 248 68% 80% 46% 25 48%
2013 HOU AL 33 2 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 16 8 0 10 2 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 5 3 0 35 15 42.9% 19 1 2.9% 2 686 47% 77% 41% 94 48%
2013 NYM NL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 43 60% 70% 53% 3 0%
5 Seasons 5 0 3 2 2 8 1 4 1 2 43 25 0 27 10 1 14 8 1 6 5 0 10 5 0 100 53 53.0% 45 2 2.0% 6 2631 57% 79% 42% 308 48%
MLB Averages 46.4% 2.4% 58% 76% 40% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1999 STL NL 19 137 63% 25% 1 100% 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2000 STL NL 20 735 65% 23% 23 65% 0 8 2 3 14 11 1 7 0 3 4 7 2 1 1 1 5 40%
2001 STL NL 21 123 63% 18% 3 100% 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2004 STL NL 24 43 74% 40% 3 100% 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 1038 65% 23% 30 73% 0 11 3 5 20 17 1 7 0 3 4 7 2 1 1 1 7 57%
MLB Averages 76% 31% 89% 82%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2007 STL NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 68 68% 75% 44% 16 44%
2008 STL NL 28 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 7 5 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 18 14 77.8% 4 0 0.0% 0 547 58% 78% 36% 61 36%
2009 STL NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 7 6 0 4 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 6 4 1 20 13 65.0% 5 2 10.0% 0 604 56% 78% 35% 72 58%
3 Seasons 3 0 2 1 1 3 0 1 1 1 15 14 0 11 7 1 8 4 0 0 0 0 8 6 1 42 31 73.8% 9 2 4.8% 1 1219 57% 78% 36% 149 48%
MLB Averages 63.8% 2.4% 58% 76% 40% 47%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2011 NL  16 (4th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 NL  8 (3rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 NL  5 (3rd)
2009 NL  4 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2008 NL  8 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
2000 NL  7 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  6 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 NL  8 (4th)
2011 NL  14 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
2011 NL  2.77 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2011 NL  16 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
2011 NL  2.71 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2011 NL  .996 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1999 NL  born 1979-07-19 (1st)
2000 NL  born 1979-07-19 (2nd)

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