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Royce Clayton

Royce Spencer Clayton

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 2, 1970 in Burbank, CA
High School: St. Bernard HS (Playa del Rey, CA)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 1988 amateur draft.
Signed June 22, 1988. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 20, 1991 (Age 21.261, 13,684th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1992 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Cardinals/Rangers/WhiteSox/Rockies/... 1991-2007
Agents: Gregg Clifton,Terry Bross, previously: Arn Tellem, Ken Felder, Rick Licht [*]
Last Game: September 30, 2007 (Age 37.271)
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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 Awards
1991 SFG NL 21 SS 8 8 4 60.0 25 16 6 3 1 .880 -3 -54 3.30 2.75 .966 4.66 4.65
1992 SFG NL 22 SS 94 91 78 787.2 409 141 257 11 51 .973 2 3 4.55 4.23 .969 4.59 4.60
1992 SFG NL 22 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 1.00 .950 2.70 2.70
1993 SFG NL 23 SS 153 151 135 1329.2 727 251 449 27 103 .963 -1 -1 4.74 4.58 .965 4.69 4.66
1994 SFG NL 24 SS 108 106 97 931.0 521 177 330 14 66 .973 18 23 4.90 4.69 .966 4.53 4.50
1995 SFG NL 25 SS 136 133 123 1169.0 654 223 411 20 93 .969 17 18 4.88 4.66 .968 4.51 4.49
1996 STL NL 26 SS 113 111 108 997.2 533 171 347 15 68 .972 9 10 4.67 4.58 .967 4.60 4.57
1997 STL NL 27 SS 153 145 132 1287.1 699 228 452 19 93 .973 15 14 4.75 4.44 .973 4.58 4.54 AS
1998 TOT MLB 28 SS 141 138 129 1225.2 686 228 438 20 79 .971 3 3 4.89 4.72 .969 4.59 4.56
1998 STL NL 28 SS 89 86 81 777.1 439 140 286 13 53 .970 2 4 4.93 4.79 .968 4.52 4.50
1998 TEX AL 28 SS 52 52 48 448.1 247 88 152 7 26 .972 1 3 4.82 4.62 .972 4.71 4.66
1999 TEX AL 29 SS 133 133 125 1149.1 635 204 406 25 91 .961 6 6 4.78 4.59 .970 4.73 4.66
2000 TEX AL 30 SS 148 144 128 1237.0 692 265 411 16 94 .977 -9 -9 4.92 4.57 .973 4.71 4.66
2001 CHW AL 31 SS 133 126 117 1117.1 570 196 367 7 74 .988 6 7 4.53 4.23 .973 4.49 4.45
2002 CHW AL 32 SS 109 100 95 883.1 463 166 292 5 72 .989 5 6 4.67 4.20 .975 4.56 4.51
2003 MIL NL 33 SS 141 137 131 1217.2 603 193 396 14 76 .977 4 -7 4 -7 4.35 4.18 .973 4.52 4.48
2004 COL NL 34 SS 144 140 132 1241.0 639 213 417 9 88 .986 -7 -1 -7 -1 4.57 4.38 .973 4.45 4.42
2005 ARI NL 35 SS 141 131 121 1177.1 595 180 404 11 91 .982 2 -4 2 -4 4.46 4.14 .976 4.51 4.45
2006 TOT NL 36 SS 129 121 106 1055.0 528 170 340 18 54 .966 -6 -10 -7 -11 4.35 3.95 .972 4.41 4.38
2006 WSN NL 36 SS 86 83 72 720.1 361 110 240 11 39 .970 -2 -8 -4 -13 4.37 4.07 .972 4.41 4.38
2006 CIN NL 36 SS 43 38 34 334.2 167 60 100 7 15 .958 -4 -2 -14 -8 4.30 3.72 .972 4.41 4.38
2007 TOT AL 37 SS 69 57 48 508.0 260 73 179 8 30 .969 4 1 9 2 4.46 3.65 .970 4.47 4.42
2007 TOR AL 37 SS 68 56 48 500.0 256 73 176 7 30 .973 4 1 9 2 4.48 3.66 .970 4.47 4.42
2007 BOS AL 37 3B 3 0 0 6.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 1 95 171 2.84 0.67 .955 2.56 2.60
2007 BOS AL 37 DH 3 0
2007 BOS AL 37 SS 1 1 0 8.0 4 0 3 1 0 .750 -0 0 -15 0 3.38 3.00 .970 4.50 4.40
17 Seasons SS 2053 1972 1809 17374.0 9239 3095 5902 242 1224 .974 65 -21 5 -4 4.66 4.38 .971 4.56 4.53
2 Seasons 3B 4 0 0 7.1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0 1 82 189 3.68 0.75 .953 2.58 2.62
1 Season DH 3 0
17 Seasons TOT 2057 1972 1809 17381.1 9242 3096 5904 242 1224 .974 66 -20 5 -3 4.66 4.38 .971 4.56 4.52
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 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
1991 SFG NL 21 SS -3 -54 -3 -2 -1 0
1992 SFG NL 22 SS 2 3 2 2 0 0
1992 SFG NL 22 3B 0 0 0
1993 SFG NL 23 SS -1 -1 -2 6 -8 1
1994 SFG NL 24 SS 18 23 18 9 9 0
1995 SFG NL 25 SS 17 18 16 11 5 1
1996 STL NL 26 SS 9 10 10 7 3 -1
1997 STL NL 27 SS 15 14 17 11 6 -2
1998 STL NL 28 SS 2 4 3 4 -0 -1
1998 TEX AL 28 SS 1 3 2 -1 3 -1
1999 TEX AL 29 SS 6 6 4 0 4 2
2000 TEX AL 30 SS -9 -9 -7 -1 -6 -2
2001 CHW AL 31 SS 6 7 7 4 3 -1
2002 CHW AL 32 SS 5 6 4 3 1 1
2003 MIL NL 33 SS 4 4 4 7 -3 0 -7 -7 -6 -1
2004 COL NL 34 SS -7 -7 -5 -6 1 -2 -1 -1 0 -2
2005 ARI NL 35 SS 2 2 1 2 -0 1 -4 -4 -5 0
2006 WSN NL 36 SS -2 -4 -0 1 -1 -2 -8 -13 -7 -2
2006 CIN NL 36 SS -4 -14 -4 0 -4 0 -2 -8 -1 -1
2007 TOR AL 37 SS 4 9 5 3 1 -1 1 2 2 -1
2007 BOS AL 37 3B 0 95 0 0 0 0 1 171 1
2007 BOS AL 37 SS -0 -15 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons SS 65 5 72 61 12 -7 -21 -4 -17 -7
2 Seasons 3B 0 82 0 0 0 0 1 189 1
17 Seasons TOT 63 4 73 66 8 -10 -20 -3 -16 -7
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
1991 SFG NL 21 9 8 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 SFG NL 22 98 91 98 95 0 0 0 0 1 94 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
1993 SFG NL 23 153 151 153 153 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1994 SFG NL 24 108 106 108 108 0 0 0 0 0 108 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1995 SFG NL 25 138 133 138 136 0 0 0 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
1996 STL NL 26 129 111 129 113 0 0 0 0 0 113 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
1997 STL NL 27 154 145 154 153 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1998 STL NL 28 90 86 90 89 0 0 0 0 0 89 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1998 TEX AL 28 52 52 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 TEX AL 29 133 133 133 133 0 0 0 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 TEX AL 30 148 144 148 148 0 0 0 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 CHW AL 31 135 126 135 133 0 0 0 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
2002 CHW AL 32 112 100 112 109 0 0 0 0 0 109 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2003 MIL NL 33 146 137 146 141 0 0 0 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2004 COL NL 34 146 140 146 144 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2005 ARI NL 35 143 131 143 141 0 0 0 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2006 WSN NL 36 87 83 87 86 0 0 0 0 0 86 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2006 CIN NL 36 50 38 50 43 0 0 0 0 0 43 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2007 TOR AL 37 69 55 69 68 0 0 0 0 0 68 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
2007 BOS AL 37 8 1 8 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4
17 Seasons 2108 1971 2108 2057 0 0 0 0 4 2053 0 0 0 0 3 50 23
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 -- 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
1991 SFG NL 21 265 54% 80% 29% 30 60% 0 16 13 2 1 6 6 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1992 SFG NL 22 3314 54% 80% 32% 383 78% 2 141 67 54 20 257 202 43 0 3 11 0 5 6 8 51 17 5 11 5 4 44 22 20 6 4 1
1993 SFG NL 23 5531 58% 79% 33% 575 87% 6 253 113 109 31 451 335 93 3 4 27 1 18 8 22 105 34 11 36 8 3 95 46 48 5 2 3
1994 SFG NL 24 3937 57% 79% 34% 400 90% 0 172 68 85 21 330 272 52 0 2 14 2 6 6 8 65 17 10 23 4 4 60 27 31 2 0 2
1995 SFG NL 25 5134 62% 80% 32% 532 91% 2 223 107 93 23 417 324 81 0 7 20 1 13 6 17 93 38 10 25 8 3 87 48 36 4 2 2
1996 STL NL 26 4256 60% 77% 32% 443 87% 1 169 73 74 22 345 264 71 0 9 15 0 10 5 11 68 34 2 20 2 3 61 36 25 2 0 2
1997 STL NL 27 5493 55% 76% 33% 562 90% 6 230 100 98 33 451 354 72 3 5 19 2 10 7 14 93 36 8 23 4 4 79 45 31 9 6 3
1998 STL NL 28 3398 56% 78% 33% 382 84% 5 139 68 61 10 279 220 50 2 3 13 1 10 2 10 53 19 3 17 4 3 49 22 24 4 4 0
1998 TEX AL 28 1992 49% 78% 31% 231 80% 1 88 49 31 8 152 114 31 0 3 7 1 4 2 4 26 8 3 8 2 0 22 11 10 3 1 1
1999 TEX AL 29 5002 52% 78% 35% 507 90% 0 204 82 98 24 406 318 81 0 1 25 0 23 2 21 91 40 14 20 5 7 88 54 32 0 0 0
2000 TEX AL 30 5657 59% 78% 28% 493 97% 2 267 131 119 17 405 307 86 0 5 16 0 8 8 12 93 32 5 31 10 7 85 37 48 5 3 2
2001 CHW AL 31 4813 56% 79% 30% 429 98% 4 196 89 82 25 367 287 68 0 7 7 1 2 4 4 74 30 10 22 8 3 73 40 33 1 1 0
2002 CHW AL 32 3887 50% 79% 31% 341 98% 1 164 80 73 11 292 223 59 0 5 5 0 3 2 5 72 26 11 17 8 4 67 37 30 5 2 3
2003 MIL NL 33 5408 63% 78% 31% 497 91% 0 193 97 84 12 396 312 74 1 5 14 0 9 5 12 76 33 4 22 7 6 73 37 36 3 2 1
2004 COL NL 34 5637 60% 77% 33% 509 89% 2 213 86 113 14 417 324 78 2 5 9 0 3 6 7 88 32 9 21 9 6 83 41 38 5 1 4
2005 ARI NL 35 5212 58% 77% 33% 496 87% 5 180 75 93 12 404 313 80 1 3 11 0 5 6 9 91 38 4 27 6 8 90 44 42 0 0 0
2006 WSN NL 36 3205 61% 78% 29% 304 90% 3 110 59 39 12 240 193 35 1 5 11 0 8 3 10 39 14 2 10 4 2 32 16 16 4 1 1
2006 CIN NL 36 1477 61% 76% 30% 139 90% 1 60 35 21 4 100 87 11 1 2 7 0 4 3 6 15 2 2 6 0 3 14 4 9 1 1 0
2007 TOR AL 37 2139 54% 77% 35% 220 90% 1 73 38 31 4 176 147 26 1 0 7 0 5 2 6 30 10 3 11 2 1 30 13 15 0 0 0
2007 BOS AL 37 29 55% 100% 45% 4 75% 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons 75786 57% 78% 32% 7477 89% 42 3091 1430 1360 304 5894 4605 1091 15 74 242 9 147 86 189 1224 460 116 351 96 71 1133 580 525 59 30 25
MLB Averages 58% 77% 32% 89%
Lg 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

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%
1992 SFG NL 22 5 60% 60% 0% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 BOS AL 37 22 36% 86% 41% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 27 41% 81% 33% 3 100% 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 32% 87% 64%



* - 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
2013 BBWAA ()

Assistss c a p y
1993 NL  449 (4th)
1994 NL  330 (4th)
1995 NL  411 (4th)
1997 NL  452 (3rd)
Career  5,904 (48th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1993 NL  27 (5th)
1995 NL  20 (5th)
1999 AL  25 (3rd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1994 NL  18 (2nd)
1995 NL  17 (3rd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1993 NL  153 (4th)
1994 NL  108 (5th)
1995 NL  136 (1st)
1997 NL  153 (2nd)
2000 AL  148 (5th)
Career  2,053 (17th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1993 NL  251 (2nd)
1994 NL  177 (2nd)
1995 NL  223 (1st)
1997 NL  228 (3rd)
2000 AL  265 (1st)
Career  3,095 (40th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1993 NL  449 (4th)
1994 NL  330 (2nd)
1995 NL  411 (1st)
1997 NL  452 (1st)
1999 AL  406 (5th)
2001 AL  367 (5th)
2004 NL  417 (5th)
Career  5,902 (24th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1992 NL  11 (5th)
1993 NL  27 (3rd)
1995 NL  20 (2nd)
1997 NL  19 (2nd)
1999 AL  25 (1st)
2006 NL  18 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1993 NL  103 (1st)
1994 NL  66 (5th)
1995 NL  93 (2nd)
1997 NL  93 (4th)
Career  1,224 (14th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1994 NL  18 (1st)
1995 NL  17 (1st)
1996 NL  9 (4th)
1997 NL  15 (2nd)
2001 AL  6 (5th)
2002 AL  5 (4th)
Career  65 (21st)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1993 NL  4.74 (5th)
1994 NL  4.90 (2nd)
1995 NL  4.88 (1st)
1997 NL  4.75 (4th)
1998 NL  4.93 (2nd)
2000 AL  4.92 (4th)
2001 AL  4.53 (5th)
2004 NL  4.57 (4th)
Career  4.66 (63rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1992 NL  4.23 (4th)
1993 NL  4.58 (5th)
1994 NL  4.69 (2nd)
1995 NL  4.66 (1st)
1996 NL  4.58 (5th)
1997 NL  4.44 (3rd)
1998 NL  4.79 (2nd)
2001 AL  4.23 (5th)
2004 NL  4.38 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1994 NL  .973 (4th)
1996 NL  .972 (4th)
2000 AL  .977 (5th)
2001 AL  .988 (2nd)
2002 AL  .989 (3rd)
2003 NL  .977 (4th)
2004 NL  .986 (1st)
2005 NL  .982 (4th)
Career  .974 (44th)

Youngest s c a p y
1991 NL  born 1970-01-02 (5th)

             

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