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Kevin Appier    \Ape-ee-er\

Robert Kevin Appier (Ape)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: December 6, 1967 in Lancaster, CA
High School: Antelope Valley HS (Lancaster, CA)
Schools: Antelope Valley College (Lancaster, CA), California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1987 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 4, 1989 (Age 21.180)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1990 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Angels/Athletics/Mets 1989-2004
Agents: Dennis Gilbert,Jeff Borris [*]
Final Game: April 23, 2004 (Age 36.139)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1989 KCR AL 21 P 6 5 0 21.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.42 0.17 .960 1.87 1.85 3 2 40% 31% 0
1990 KCR AL 22 P 32 24 3 185.2 39 15 21 3 3 .923 1.75 1.13 .953 1.78 1.76 13 1 7% 34% 0 RoY-3
1991 KCR AL 23 P 34 31 6 207.2 48 20 26 2 0 .958 1.99 1.35 .956 1.80 1.80 10 8 44% 34% 0
1992 KCR AL 24 P 30 30 3 208.1 41 19 21 1 4 .976 1.73 1.33 .953 1.72 1.71 18 9 33% 34% 1
1993 KCR AL 25 P 34 34 5 238.2 41 26 14 1 4 .976 1.51 1.18 .953 1.79 1.78 11 8 42% 36% 0 CYA-3,MVP-24
1994 KCR AL 26 P 23 23 1 155.0 20 7 13 0 1 1.000 1.16 0.87 .956 1.72 1.71 14 6 30% 31% 0
1995 KCR AL 27 P 31 31 4 201.1 36 16 20 0 3 1.000 1.61 1.16 .960 1.79 1.77 9 4 31% 31% 0 AS
1996 KCR AL 28 P 32 32 5 211.1 34 19 15 0 2 1.000 1.45 1.06 .960 1.77 1.76 13 9 41% 30% 0
1997 KCR AL 29 P 34 34 4 235.2 42 24 17 1 3 .976 1.57 1.21 .955 1.71 1.69 14 9 39% 33% 0
1998 KCR AL 30 P 3 3 0 15.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.60 0.33 .960 1.80 1.77 0 1 100% 31% 0
1999 TOT AL 31 P 34 34 1 209.0 35 13 21 1 2 .971 1.46 1.00 .952 1.69 1.66 24 9 27% 33% 0
1999 KCR AL 31 P 22 22 1 140.1 24 10 13 1 2 .958 1.48 1.05 .952 1.69 1.66 16 8 33% 33% 0
1999 OAK AL 31 P 12 12 0 68.2 11 3 8 0 0 1.000 1.44 0.92 .952 1.69 1.66 8 1 11% 33% 0
2000 OAK AL 32 P 31 31 1 195.1 23 8 14 1 1 .957 1.01 0.71 .956 1.62 1.60 9 7 44% 30% 0
2001 NYM NL 33 P 33 33 1 206.2 34 11 21 2 2 .941 1.39 0.97 .959 1.75 1.73 22 8 27% 33% 0
2002 ANA AL 34 P 32 32 0 188.1 32 18 14 0 0 1.000 1.53 1.00 .957 1.69 1.67 11 13 54% 32% 2
2003 TOT AL 35 P 23 23 0 111.2 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 -2 -3 0.81 0.43 .957 1.73 1.71 7 3 30% 30% 0
2003 ANA AL 35 P 19 19 0 92.2 9 3 6 0 0 1.000 -2 -4 0.87 0.47 .957 1.73 1.71 6 3 33% 30% 0
2003 KCR AL 35 P 4 4 0 19.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.47 0.25 .960 1.75 1.70 1 0 0% 30% 0
2004 KCR AL 36 P 2 2 0 4.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1 50 4.50 1.00 .950 1.58 1.65 0 0 0
16 Seasons P 414 402 34 2595.1 439 202 225 12 25 .973 -1 -1 1.48 1.03 .956 1.74 1.72 178 97 35% 33% 3
16 Seasons TOT 414 402 34 2595.1 439 202 225 12 25 .973 -1 -5 1.48 1.03 .956 1.74 1.72 178 97 35% 33% 3
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs 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
1989 KCR AL 21 P
1990 KCR AL 22 P
1991 KCR AL 23 P
1992 KCR AL 24 P
1993 KCR AL 25 P
1994 KCR AL 26 P
1995 KCR AL 27 P
1996 KCR AL 28 P
1997 KCR AL 29 P
1998 KCR AL 30 P
1999 KCR AL 31 P
1999 OAK AL 31 P
2000 OAK AL 32 P
2001 NYM NL 33 P
2002 ANA AL 34 P
2003 ANA AL 35 P -2 -4 -2 0 0
2003 KCR AL 35 P 0 0 0
2004 KCR AL 36 P 1 50 1 0
16 Seasons P -1 -1 -1 0 0
16 Seasons TOT -1 -5 -1 0 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
1989 KCR AL 21 6 5 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 KCR AL 22 32 24 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 KCR AL 23 34 31 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 KCR AL 24 30 30 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 KCR AL 25 34 34 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 KCR AL 26 23 23 0 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 KCR AL 27 31 31 0 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 KCR AL 28 32 32 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 KCR AL 29 34 34 3 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 KCR AL 30 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 KCR AL 31 22 22 1 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 OAK AL 31 12 12 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 OAK AL 32 31 31 2 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 NYM NL 33 33 33 31 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 ANA AL 34 32 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 ANA AL 35 19 19 2 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 KCR AL 35 4 4 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 KCR AL 36 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons 414 402 41 414 414 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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 -- 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%
1989 KCR AL 21 106 83% 26% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 KCR AL 22 785 79% 35% 27 78% 1 13 1 10 20 13 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 0 3 0 6 100%
1991 KCR AL 23 881 78% 31% 30 93% 1 21 3 15 26 22 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 9 78%
1992 KCR AL 24 852 77% 29% 23 91% 0 19 1 14 21 15 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 2 4 0 3 100%
1993 KCR AL 25 953 74% 31% 18 72% 0 26 0 23 13 11 1 1 0 1 0 1 4 1 4 0 6 83%
1994 KCR AL 26 653 72% 30% 17 82% 0 7 1 5 13 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 80%
1995 KCR AL 27 832 69% 30% 25 84% 0 15 1 12 20 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 4 75%
1996 KCR AL 28 874 71% 28% 18 89% 0 20 1 18 15 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 7 86%
1997 KCR AL 29 972 75% 27% 17 94% 0 24 0 21 17 14 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 5 100%
1998 KCR AL 30 69 81% 30% 2 50% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1999 KCR AL 31 613 82% 34% 14 93% 0 10 0 9 13 9 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 2 100%
1999 OAK AL 31 313 77% 27% 8 100% 1 3 0 2 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
2000 OAK AL 32 884 75% 26% 15 93% 0 8 0 8 14 12 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
2001 NYM NL 33 856 76% 29% 23 91% 0 11 0 10 21 17 4 2 0 0 2 2 2 1 2 0 5 100%
2002 ANA AL 34 795 78% 24% 15 93% 0 3 1 2 15 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
2003 ANA AL 35 422 81% 26% 7 86% 0 3 0 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
2003 KCR AL 35 77 88% 27% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 KCR AL 36 22 86% 36% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons 10959 76% 29% 260 88% 3 186 9 155 224 181 19 12 1 2 9 8 24 10 24 0 59 85%
MLB Averages 78% 32% 90% 85%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
2010 BBWAA ( 0.2%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1993 AL (24, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1993 AL (3, 21%)
0.21 Career Shares (163rd)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1992 July AL Pitcher of the Month
1995 June AL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1993 Sep 19th AL Player of the Week

Putouts as P s c a p y
1993 AL  26 (3rd)
1997 AL  24 (1st)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1994 AL  1.000 (1st)
1995 AL  1.000 (1st)
1996 AL  1.000 (1st)
2002 AL  1.000 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1989 AL  born 1967-12-06 (10th)

                           

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