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Grant Balfour    \BAL-fore\

Grant Robert Balfour

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: December 30, 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
High School: Glenwood (Glenwood, AU)
Signed
by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 22, 2001 (Age 23.204, 15,529th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rays/Athletics/Twins/DevilRays/Brewers 2001-2014
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 2 yrs/$12M (14-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 10.099, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Trevor Jarrett [*]
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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
2001 MIN AL 23 P 2 0 0 2.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 3.38 0.50 .960 1.69 1.75 0 0 0
2003 MIN AL 25 P 17 1 0 26.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1 8 1.38 0.24 .958 1.73 1.71 2 1 33% 30% 0
2004 MIN AL 26 P 36 0 0 39.1 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -5 1.60 0.19 .949 1.65 1.65 2 2 50% 32% 0
2007 TOT MLB 29 P 25 0 0 24.2 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 -2 -16 2.19 0.24 .955 1.61 1.60 3 1 25% 26% 2
2007 MIL NL 29 P 3 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -67 0.00 0.00 1.69 1.67 2 0 0% 24% 0
2007 TBD AL 29 P 22 0 0 22.0 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 -1 -8 2.45 0.27 .955 1.60 1.59 1 1 50% 26% 2
2008 TBR AL 30 P 51 0 0 58.1 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.77 0.10 .952 1.60 1.59 2 1 33% 27% 0
2009 TBR AL 31 P 73 0 0 67.1 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 0 0 0.53 0.05 .952 1.52 1.51 6 1 14% 26% 0
2010 TBR AL 32 P 57 0 0 55.1 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.65 0.07 .952 1.63 1.61 2 2 50% 26% 0
2011 OAK AL 33 P 62 0 0 62.0 6 2 4 0 1 1.000 0 0 0.87 0.10 .948 1.60 1.59 1 0 0% 28% 0
2012 OAK AL 34 P 75 0 0 74.2 13 6 7 0 0 1.000 1 3 1.57 0.17 .954 1.57 1.56 3 3 50% 26% 0
2013 OAK AL 35 P 65 0 0 62.2 7 1 5 1 1 .857 1 4 0.86 0.09 .957 1.54 1.53 0 1 100% 26% 0 AS
2014 TBR AL 36 P 65 0 0 62.1 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.87 0.09 .950 1.46 1.46 5 0 0% 27% 1
11 Seasons P 528 1 0 535.1 63 17 45 1 3 .984 0 0 1.04 0.12 .953 1.58 1.56 26 12 32% 27% 3
11 Seasons TOT 528 1 0 535.1 63 17 45 1 3 .984 0 0 1.04 0.12 .953 1.58 1.56 26 12 32% 27% 3
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
2001 MIN AL 23 P
2003 MIN AL 25 P 1 8 1 0 0
2004 MIN AL 26 P -1 -5 -1 0 0
2007 MIL NL 29 P -1 -67 -1 0
2007 TBD AL 29 P -1 -8 -2 1
2008 TBR AL 30 P 0 0 0 0 0
2009 TBR AL 31 P 0 0 -1 0 1 0
2010 TBR AL 32 P 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 OAK AL 33 P 0 0 0 0 0
2012 OAK AL 34 P 1 3 1 0
2013 OAK AL 35 P 1 4 1 0
2014 TBR AL 36 P 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons P 0 0 0 -1 0 0 1
11 Seasons TOT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 1

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2001 MIN AL 23 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 MIN AL 25 17 1 0 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 MIN AL 26 36 0 4 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 TBD AL 29 22 0 0 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 MIL NL 29 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 TBR AL 30 51 0 1 51 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 TBR AL 31 73 0 7 73 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 TBR AL 32 57 0 8 57 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 OAK AL 33 62 0 3 62 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 OAK AL 34 75 0 5 75 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 OAK AL 35 65 0 4 65 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 TBR AL 36 65 0 4 65 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 528 1 39 528 528 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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%
2001 MIN AL 23 14 64% 14% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2003 MIN AL 25 115 65% 20% 4 100% 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2004 MIN AL 26 172 66% 22% 4 100% 0 3 0 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
2007 TBD AL 29 103 62% 25% 4 75% 0 1 0 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 MIL NL 29 18 61% 11% 1 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2008 TBR AL 30 224 54% 15% 5 100% 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2009 TBR AL 31 289 67% 22% 6 50% 0 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 67%
2010 TBR AL 32 222 71% 19% 3 100% 0 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2011 OAK AL 33 242 68% 26% 4 100% 0 2 0 2 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
2012 OAK AL 34 289 69% 24% 8 100% 0 6 1 4 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 OAK AL 35 262 68% 24% 7 71% 0 1 0 1 5 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
2014 TBR AL 36 270 69% 28% 5 80% 0 1 0 1 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
11 Seasons 2220 66% 23% 52 85% 1 17 2 14 45 37 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 3 3 0 12 83%
MLB Averages 76% 31% 87% 81%



* - 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

Def. Games as P s c a p y
2012 AL  75 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
Active  .984 (21st)
Career  .984 (86th)

             

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