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Bruce Chen

Bruce Kastulo Chen (twitter: @ChenMusic)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: June 19, 1977 in Panama, Panama, Panama
High School: Instituto Panamericano (Panama, PA)
Signed
by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent in 1993. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1998 (Age 21.080)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1999 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Orioles/Braves/Reds/Phillies/... 1998-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 1 yr/$4.25M (14) & 15 mutual option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 10.171, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Scott Boras [*]
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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
1998 ATL NL 21 P 4 4 0 20.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.44 0.25 .960 1.86 1.85 0 1 100% 32% 0
1999 ATL NL 22 P 16 7 0 51.0 4 0 3 1 0 .750 0.53 0.19 .950 1.71 1.71 6 3 33% 29% 0
2000 TOT NL 23 P 37 15 0 134.0 15 1 14 0 1 1.000 1.01 0.41 .962 1.74 1.72 6 5 45% 32% 3
2000 ATL NL 23 P 22 0 0 39.2 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 0.68 0.14 .963 1.75 1.72 1 0 0% 32% 0
2000 PHI NL 23 P 15 15 0 94.1 12 1 11 0 0 1.000 1.14 0.80 .962 1.74 1.72 5 5 50% 32% 3
2001 TOT NL 24 P 27 27 0 146.0 26 4 21 1 1 .962 1.54 0.93 .959 1.75 1.73 10 7 41% 33% 7
2001 PHI NL 24 P 16 16 0 86.1 12 2 10 0 1 1.000 1.25 0.75 .959 1.75 1.73 6 1 14% 33% 1
2001 NYM NL 24 P 11 11 0 59.2 14 2 11 1 0 .929 1.96 1.18 .959 1.75 1.73 4 6 60% 33% 6
2002 TOT NL 25 P 55 6 0 77.2 12 6 6 0 0 1.000 1.39 0.22 .962 1.83 1.81 3 2 40% 32% 0
2002 NYM NL 25 P 1 0 0 0.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 13.50 1.00 .960 1.35 1.80 0 0 0
2002 MON NL 25 P 15 5 0 37.1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.72 0.20 .963 1.83 1.81 1 1 50% 32% 0
2002 CIN NL 25 P 39 1 0 39.2 8 4 4 0 0 1.000 1.82 0.21 .962 1.84 1.81 2 1 33% 32% 0
2003 TOT MLB 26 P 16 2 0 24.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.37 0.06 .960 1.81 1.79 2 0 0% 30% 0
2003 HOU NL 26 P 11 0 0 12.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.75 0.09 .960 1.88 1.83 0 0 0
2003 BOS AL 26 P 5 2 0 12.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.75 1.72 2 0 0% 30% 0
2004 BAL AL 27 P 8 7 1 47.2 11 4 7 0 1 1.000 1 4 2.08 1.38 .948 1.66 1.65 1 2 67% 32% 2
2005 BAL AL 28 P 34 32 1 197.1 37 10 25 2 1 .946 3 3 1.60 1.03 .954 1.70 1.68 17 8 32% 30% 4
2006 BAL AL 29 P 40 12 0 98.2 18 6 12 0 0 1.000 1 2 1.64 0.45 .958 1.56 1.54 9 6 40% 30% 3
2007 TEX AL 30 P 5 0 0 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.62 1.60 0 0 0
2009 KCR AL 32 P 17 9 0 62.1 13 3 9 1 0 .923 1 3 1.73 0.71 .953 1.53 1.51 4 4 50% 26% 4
2010 KCR AL 33 P 33 23 1 140.1 29 4 24 1 0 .966 6 9 1.80 0.85 .953 1.63 1.61 5 7 58% 26% 8
2011 KCR AL 34 P 25 25 1 155.0 32 8 24 0 1 1.000 3 4 1.86 1.28 .949 1.60 1.59 12 6 33% 28% 4
2012 KCR AL 35 P 34 34 0 191.2 36 7 28 1 0 .972 0 0 1.64 1.03 .954 1.57 1.56 18 8 31% 25% 4
2013 KCR AL 36 P 34 15 0 121.0 20 5 15 0 0 1.000 5 8 1.49 0.59 .957 1.54 1.53 5 6 55% 26% 5
2014 KCR AL 37 P 6 4 0 25.1 6 3 2 1 0 .833 -1 -8 1.78 0.83 .957 1.53 1.52 4 0 0% 28% 0
16 Seasons P 391 222 4 1502.2 261 61 192 8 5 .969 19 3 1.52 0.65 .955 1.65 1.65 102 65 39% 29% 44
16 Seasons TOT 391 222 4 1502.2 261 61 192 8 5 .969 19 20 1.52 0.65 .955 1.65 1.65 102 65 39% 29% 44
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
1998 ATL NL 21 P
1999 ATL NL 22 P
2000 ATL NL 23 P
2000 PHI NL 23 P
2001 PHI NL 24 P
2001 NYM NL 24 P
2002 NYM NL 25 P
2002 MON NL 25 P
2002 CIN NL 25 P
2003 HOU NL 26 P 0 0 0 0 0
2003 BOS AL 26 P 0 0 0 0
2004 BAL AL 27 P 1 4 0 1
2005 BAL AL 28 P 3 3 2 1 0
2006 BAL AL 29 P 1 2 0 0 1
2007 TEX AL 30 P 0 0 0 0
2009 KCR AL 32 P 1 3 0 0 0 1
2010 KCR AL 33 P 6 9 2 0 1 3
2011 KCR AL 34 P 3 4 2 0 0 1
2012 KCR AL 35 P 0 0 0 0 0
2013 KCR AL 36 P 5 8 2 1 2
2014 KCR AL 37 P 0 -1 -8 0 0 -1
16 Seasons P 0 19 3 8 0 3 8
16 Seasons TOT 0 19 20 8 0 3 8
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
1998 ATL NL 21 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 ATL NL 22 16 7 15 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 ATL NL 23 22 0 21 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 PHI NL 23 15 15 14 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 PHI NL 24 16 16 15 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 NYM NL 24 11 11 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 CIN NL 25 39 1 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 MON NL 25 15 5 14 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 NYM NL 25 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 HOU NL 26 11 0 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 BOS AL 26 5 2 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 BAL AL 27 8 7 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 BAL AL 28 34 32 2 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 BAL AL 29 40 12 2 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 TEX AL 30 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 KCR AL 32 17 9 1 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 KCR AL 33 33 23 1 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 KCR AL 34 25 25 1 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 KCR AL 35 35 34 4 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013 KCR AL 36 34 15 2 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 KCR AL 37 6 4 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Seasons 392 222 158 391 391 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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%
1998 ATL NL 21 91 71% 22% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1999 ATL NL 22 214 69% 17% 3 100% 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2000 ATL NL 23 176 72% 23% 3 100% 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
2000 PHI NL 23 383 75% 20% 10 90% 0 1 1 0 11 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 75%
2001 PHI NL 24 381 73% 18% 10 100% 0 2 1 1 10 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
2001 NYM NL 24 253 75% 25% 5 100% 0 2 0 2 11 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2002 CIN NL 25 178 71% 17% 5 80% 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
2002 MON NL 25 179 65% 17% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 NYM NL 25 3 100% 33% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 HOU NL 26 60 70% 40% 2 50% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
2003 BOS AL 26 50 76% 32% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 BAL AL 27 196 78% 28% 6 100% 0 4 1 3 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
2005 BAL AL 28 832 78% 28% 25 92% 0 10 2 6 25 16 2 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 6 100%
2006 BAL AL 29 453 81% 25% 10 90% 1 6 0 4 12 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67%
2007 TEX AL 30 46 74% 24% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 KCR AL 32 279 77% 23% 8 75% 1 3 1 2 9 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
2010 KCR AL 33 608 76% 24% 18 89% 0 4 0 4 24 15 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 86%
2011 KCR AL 34 654 79% 27% 26 92% 0 8 4 3 24 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 100%
2012 KCR AL 35 827 80% 25% 29 90% 0 7 2 5 28 24 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 83%
2013 KCR AL 36 498 79% 21% 12 100% 1 5 1 3 15 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
2014 KCR AL 37 116 72% 25% 4 75% 0 3 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
16 Seasons 6477 77% 24% 179 91% 3 56 14 36 192 128 10 8 2 1 5 3 5 3 5 0 42 83%
MLB Averages 76% 31% 88% 82%
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

Youngest s c a p y
1998 NL  born 1977-06-19 (4th)

                                         

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Name and misspellings: Bruce Bruce Kastulo Chen

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