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Bobby Avila    \ah-VEE-la\

Roberto Francisco (Gonzalez) Avila

Positions: Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: April 2, 1924 in Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico(All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 1949 (Age 25.028, 8,188th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Braves/RedSox/Orioles 1949-1959

Last Game: September 29, 1959 (Age 35.180)
Died: October 26, 2004 in Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Buried: San Pedro & San Pablo Church Columbarium, Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
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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 Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1949 CLE AL 25 2B 5 1 0 12 5 7 0 1 1.000 2.40 .974 5.48
1950 CLE AL 26 2B 62 52 47 483.0 293 153 135 5 46 .983 5.37 4.65 .976 5.86 5.76
1950 CLE AL 26 SS 2 0 0 6.1 6 4 2 0 1 1.000 8.53 3.00 .962 4.97 4.95
1951 CLE AL 27 2B 136 135 130 1202.1 780 349 417 14 87 .982 5.73 5.63 .978 5.72 5.69 MVP-10
1952 CLE AL 28 2B 149 147 140 1315.0 814 355 431 28 81 .966 5.38 5.28 .978 5.57 5.57 AS,MVP-29
1953 CLE AL 29 2B 140 139 131 1214.0 802 346 445 11 114 .986 13 13 5.86 5.65 .979 5.60 5.57
1954 CLE AL 30 2B 141 139 125 1224.1 781 356 406 19 100 .976 5 5 5.60 5.40 .976 5.37 5.33 AS,MVP-3
1954 CLE AL 30 SS 7 0 0 25.0 11 5 4 2 2 .818 -1 -62 3.24 1.29 .960 5.00 4.97 AS,MVP-3
1955 CLE AL 31 2B 141 139 134 1236.1 703 348 342 13 108 .982 -10 -10 5.02 4.89 .976 5.37 5.32 AS
1956 CLE AL 32 2B 135 130 125 1154.0 689 322 351 16 83 .977 7 8 5.25 4.99 .973 5.44 5.40
1957 CLE AL 33 2B 107 105 90 915.0 543 280 254 9 72 .983 -2 -3 5.25 4.99 .980 5.39 5.41
1957 CLE AL 33 3B 16 13 8 125.0 31 13 16 2 2 .935 -3 -27 2.09 1.81 .951 3.23 3.24
1958 CLE AL 34 2B 82 71 55 638.2 357 175 177 5 62 .986 -3 -5 4.96 4.29 .978 5.26 5.21
1958 CLE AL 34 3B 33 25 8 193.1 70 18 48 4 6 .943 -1 -6 3.07 2.00 .951 3.11 3.08
1959 TOT MLB 35 2B 70 56 51 535.2 302 131 161 10 31 .967 -7 -17 4.91 4.17 .976 5.27 5.23
1959 TOT AL 35 2B 19 11 10 125.0 60 28 30 2 10 .967 -1 -13 4.18 3.05 .976 5.28 5.25
1959 BAL AL 35 OF 10 9 2 60.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.80 1.20 .980 2.22 2.21
1959 BAL AL 35 RF 9 9 2 58.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.86 1.33 .976 1.89 1.88
1959 BAL AL 35 2B 8 2 1 37.0 20 9 10 1 2 .950 0 10 4.62 2.38 .976 5.28 5.25
1959 BAL AL 35 3B 1 0 0 1.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 270 6.75 1.00 .950 3.38 3.20
1959 BAL AL 35 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.00
1959 BOS AL 35 2B 11 9 9 88.0 40 19 20 1 8 .975 -2 -23 3.99 3.55 .976 5.29 5.25
1959 MLN NL 35 2B 51 45 41 410.2 242 103 131 8 21 .967 -6 -18 5.13 4.59 .976 5.27 5.22
11 Seasons 2B 1168 1114 1028 9918.1 6076 2820 3126 130 785 .979 2 0 5.38 5.09 .977 5.49 5.45
3 Seasons 3B 50 38 16 319.2 102 31 65 6 8 .941 -3 -13 2.70 1.92 .951 3.16 3.13
1 Season OF 10 9 2 60.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.80 1.20 .980 2.22 2.21
1 Season RF 9 9 2 58.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.86 1.33 .976 1.89 1.88
2 Seasons SS 9 0 0 31.1 17 9 6 2 3 .882 -1 -50 4.31 1.67 .961 5.00 4.97
1 Season LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.00
11 Seasons TOT 1237 1161 1046 10329.1 6207 2872 3197 138 796 .978 -3 -0 5.28 4.91 .977 5.40 5.33
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
1949 CLE AL 25 2B
1950 CLE AL 26 2B
1950 CLE AL 26 SS
1951 CLE AL 27 2B
1952 CLE AL 28 2B
1953 CLE AL 29 2B 13 13 12 12 0 1
1954 CLE AL 30 2B 5 5 5 1 4 0
1954 CLE AL 30 SS -1 -62 -1 0 -2 0
1955 CLE AL 31 2B -10 -10 -12 -9 -3 2
1956 CLE AL 32 2B 7 8 7 7 0 0
1957 CLE AL 33 2B -2 -3 -5 -1 -4 3
1957 CLE AL 33 3B -3 -27 -3 -2 -0 0
1958 CLE AL 34 2B -3 -5 -4 -4 1 1
1958 CLE AL 34 3B -1 -6 -1 -1 0 0
1959 BAL AL 35 RF -0 -6 -0 1 -1 0
1959 BAL AL 35 2B 0 10 0 0 0 0
1959 BAL AL 35 3B 0 270 0 0 0 0
1959 BAL AL 35 LF 0 0 0 0 0
1959 BOS AL 35 2B -2 -23 -2 -1 -1 0
1959 MLN NL 35 2B -6 -18 -5 2 -7 -1
11 Seasons 2B 2 0 -4 6 -10 6
3 Seasons 3B -3 -13 -3 -3 -0 0
1 Season RF -0 -6 -0 1 -1 0
2 Seasons SS -1 -50 -1 0 -2 0
1 Season LF 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons TOT -3 -0 -9 4 -13 6 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
1949 CLE AL 25 31 1 31 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 16
1950 CLE AL 26 80 52 80 64 0 0 0 62 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 14
1951 CLE AL 27 141 135 141 136 0 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1952 CLE AL 28 150 147 150 149 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1953 CLE AL 29 141 139 141 140 0 0 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1954 CLE AL 30 143 139 143 141 0 0 0 141 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1955 CLE AL 31 141 139 141 141 0 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1956 CLE AL 32 138 130 138 135 0 0 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
1957 CLE AL 33 129 118 129 122 0 0 0 107 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1958 CLE AL 34 113 96 113 102 0 0 0 82 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
1959 MLN NL 35 51 45 51 51 0 0 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1959 BOS AL 35 22 9 22 11 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
1959 BAL AL 35 20 11 20 16 0 0 0 8 1 0 1 0 9 10 0 3 2
11 Seasons 1300 1161 1300 1213 0 0 0 1168 50 9 1 0 9 10 0 71 38
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 -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1949 CLE AL 25 75 48% 79% 40% 9 100% 0 5 2 3 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1950 CLE AL 26 2063 58% 79% 24% 188 95% 1 149 72 55 22 134 106 23 0 3 5 0 5 0 3 46 14 5 11 4 38 15 21 8 3 5
1951 CLE AL 27 5126 53% 81% 26% 538 93% 2 350 149 146 56 415 356 50 2 3 14 1 12 1 10 87 35 14 27 1 83 29 52 3 1 2
1952 CLE AL 28 5577 54% 81% 27% 545 91% 1 352 124 157 72 430 372 49 0 5 28 2 25 1 19 81 31 19 24 1 77 25 50 3 0 1
1953 CLE AL 29 5114 59% 83% 28% 522 94% 0 346 135 163 48 431 369 55 0 0 11 1 9 1 9 114 39 27 28 7 108 36 71 5 4 1
1954 CLE AL 30 5036 60% 82% 26% 520 94% 2 361 156 144 61 399 339 51 1 9 19 0 14 5 11 99 34 16 25 5 88 32 54 8 3 5
1955 CLE AL 31 5276 63% 77% 22% 456 92% 4 379 168 157 54 316 270 37 1 4 14 0 11 3 12 108 43 17 21 6 95 28 63 6 3 3
1956 CLE AL 32 4859 64% 77% 24% 435 94% 1 328 123 152 53 347 292 43 0 6 16 0 15 1 14 83 30 20 17 3 74 20 54 9 5 3
1957 CLE AL 33 4004 66% 79% 24% 328 90% 1 283 99 137 47 255 216 32 0 5 9 1 6 2 6 72 30 17 18 3 69 21 47 1 1 0
1958 CLE AL 34 2714 65% 80% 25% 203 93% 0 174 59 87 28 172 144 24 0 5 5 1 4 0 4 63 23 11 15 5 56 19 37 7 2 4
1959 MLN NL 35 1644 59% 81% 28% 153 91% 0 98 30 54 14 126 111 12 0 2 8 0 8 0 8 20 9 4 1 0 18 2 15 2 0 1
1959 BOS AL 35 387 71% 79% 27% 24 75% 0 20 3 14 3 20 18 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 8 4 1 1 0 7 1 5 1 0 1
1959 BAL AL 35 153 71% 81% 27% 13 92% 0 9 4 4 1 10 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
11 Seasons 42028 60% 80% 25% 3934 93% 12 2854 1124 1273 459 3062 2610 378 4 42 131 6 111 14 98 784 292 152 188 36 716 229 471 53 22 26
MLB Averages 63% 81% 27% 93%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1957 CLE AL 33 538 67% 74% 21% 29 90% 1 14 10 2 2 15 10 3 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 100%
1958 CLE AL 34 842 70% 79% 22% 75 81% 2 19 16 0 3 47 35 8 3 2 4 0 4 0 4 5 3 0 3 1 0 1 3 33%
1959 BAL AL 35 5 40% 40% 20% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 1385 69% 77% 22% 105 84% 3 33 26 2 5 63 46 11 4 3 6 0 6 0 6 7 5 0 5 1 0 1 5 60%
MLB Averages 63% 81% 27% 89% 65%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1950 CLE AL 26 26 65% 92% 35% 4 100% 0 4 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1954 CLE AL 30 97 67% 82% 29% 10 70% 1 7 3 3 1 5 3 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
2 Seasons 123 67% 85% 30% 14 79% 1 11 6 4 1 7 5 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
MLB Averages 63% 81% 27% 90%

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%
1959 BAL AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 9 4 44.4% 5 0 0.0% 0 258 75% 81% 31% 22 55%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 9 4 44.4% 5 0 0.0% 0 258 75% 81% 31% 22 55%
MLB Averages 42.9% 3.3% 63% 81% 30% 54%

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%
1959 BAL AL 35 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 25% 25% 0% 0
1 Season 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 25% 25% 0% 0
MLB Averages 57.8% 2.6% 63% 81% 30% 50%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1951 AL (10, 15%)
1952 AL (29, 1%)
1954 AL (3, 60%)
0.76 Career Shares (326th)

Assistss c a p y
1952 AL  431 (3rd)
1953 AL  445 (3rd)
1954 AL  410 (3rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1952 AL  28 (1st)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1951 AL  136 (4th)
1952 AL  149 (2nd)
1953 AL  140 (4th)
1954 AL  141 (2nd)
1955 AL  141 (3rd)
1956 AL  135 (2nd)
1957 AL  107 (4th)
Career  1,168 (90th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1951 AL  349 (4th)
1952 AL  355 (3rd)
1953 AL  346 (4th)
1954 AL  356 (2nd)
1955 AL  348 (4th)
1956 AL  322 (2nd)
1957 AL  280 (4th)
Career  2,820 (69th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1951 AL  417 (4th)
1952 AL  431 (2nd)
1953 AL  445 (1st)
1954 AL  406 (1st)
1955 AL  342 (4th)
1956 AL  351 (2nd)
1957 AL  254 (4th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  28 (1st)
1954 AL  19 (1st)
1955 AL  13 (4th)
1956 AL  16 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1952 AL  81 (5th)
1953 AL  114 (3rd)
1954 AL  100 (2nd)
1955 AL  108 (3rd)
1956 AL  83 (3rd)
1957 AL  72 (4th)
Career  785 (67th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1953 AL  13 (2nd)
1954 AL  5 (4th)
1956 AL  7 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1951 AL  5.73 (5th)
1952 AL  5.38 (5th)
1953 AL  5.86 (1st)
1954 AL  5.60 (2nd)
1956 AL  5.25 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1951 AL  5.63 (5th)
1952 AL  5.28 (5th)
1953 AL  5.65 (2nd)
1954 AL  5.40 (2nd)
1956 AL  4.99 (3rd)
1957 AL  4.99 (4th)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1951 AL  .982 (2nd)
1952 AL  .966 (5th)
1953 AL  .986 (1st)
1954 AL  .976 (3rd)
1955 AL  .982 (2nd)
1956 AL  .977 (3rd)
1957 AL  .983 (3rd)

                           

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