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Alex Cole

Alexander Cole

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: August 17, 1965 in Fayetteville, NC
School: State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 6, 1985. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 27, 1990 (Age 24.344, 13,408th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1990 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Twins/Rockies/Pirates/RedSox 1990-1996

Final Game: May 22, 1996 (Age 30.279)
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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
1990 CLE AL 24 CF 59 57 51 492.1 154 145 3 6 1 .961 -1 -2 2.71 2.51 .985 2.74 2.71 RoY-9
1990 CLE AL 24 OF 59 57 51 492.1 154 145 3 6 1 .961 -1 -2 2.71 2.51 .981 2.39 2.36 RoY-9
1990 CLE AL 24 DH 1 0 RoY-9
1991 CLE AL 25 OF 107 95 84 846.0 270 256 6 8 1 .970 -7 -10 2.79 2.45 .983 2.37 2.37
1991 CLE AL 25 CF 101 90 80 800.0 258 245 6 7 1 .973 -7 -11 2.82 2.49 .989 2.76 2.76
1991 CLE AL 25 LF 8 5 4 46.0 12 11 0 1 0 .917 0 13 2.15 1.38 .978 2.17 2.16
1991 CLE AL 25 DH 6 4
1992 TOT MLB 26 OF 77 63 44 561.2 126 118 6 2 1 .984 -6 -13 1.99 1.61 .983 2.38 2.38
1992 TOT MLB 26 RF 54 45 29 402.1 89 84 4 1 0 .989 -1 -4 1.97 1.63 .979 2.08 2.09
1992 TOT MLB 26 CF 6 4 2 29.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -8 1.24 0.67 .988 2.89 2.87
1992 CLE AL 26 OF 24 17 15 161.1 35 33 1 1 1 .971 -5 -36 1.90 1.42 .983 2.47 2.46
1992 CLE AL 26 LF 18 14 13 130.1 31 29 1 1 1 .968 -5 -42 2.07 1.67 .981 2.29 2.28
1992 CLE AL 26 CF 5 3 2 27.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -9 1.00 0.60 .987 2.90 2.88
1992 CLE AL 26 DH 4 3
1992 CLE AL 26 RF 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 0.50 .980 2.25 2.20
1992 PIT NL 26 OF 53 46 29 400.1 91 85 5 1 0 .989 -1 -4 2.02 1.70 .983 2.34 2.34
1992 PIT NL 26 RF 52 45 29 398.1 88 83 4 1 0 .989 -1 -4 1.97 1.67 .979 2.08 2.08
1992 PIT NL 26 CF 1 1 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.00 .990 2.70 2.80
1993 COL NL 27 CF 93 85 74 749.2 228 220 4 4 1 .982 1 1 2.69 2.41 .985 2.75 2.73
1993 COL NL 27 OF 93 85 74 749.2 228 219 5 4 1 .982 1 1 2.69 2.41 .979 2.34 2.33
1994 MIN AL 28 OF 100 82 77 766.0 257 245 4 8 0 .969 -4 -6 2.93 2.49 .982 2.37 2.35
1994 MIN AL 28 CF 84 68 64 635.1 215 204 4 7 0 .967 -8 -15 2.95 2.48 .988 2.76 2.74
1994 MIN AL 28 LF 16 14 13 130.2 41 40 0 1 0 .976 4 36 2.76 2.50 .978 2.16 2.14
1994 MIN AL 28 DH 1 0
1995 MIN AL 29 CF 23 17 13 158.1 49 45 1 3 0 .939 -4 -30 2.61 2.00 .987 2.73 2.70
1995 MIN AL 29 OF 23 17 13 158.1 48 44 1 3 0 .938 -4 -30 2.56 1.96 .983 2.33 2.31
1995 MIN AL 29 DH 2 1
1996 BOS AL 30 CF 24 17 15 164.1 39 37 1 1 1 .974 -2 -12 2.08 1.58 .990 2.77 2.76
1996 BOS AL 30 OF 24 17 15 164.1 39 37 1 1 1 .974 -2 -12 2.08 1.58 .983 2.38 2.36
7 Seasons OF 483 416 358 3738.1 1122 1064 26 32 5 .971 -23 -7 2.62 2.26 .982 2.37 2.35
7 Seasons CF 390 338 299 3029.0 947 900 19 28 4 .970 -21 -8 2.73 2.36 .987 2.75 2.74
1 Season RF 54 45 29 402.1 89 84 4 1 0 .989 -1 -4 1.97 1.63 .979 2.08 2.09
3 Seasons LF 42 33 30 307.0 84 80 1 3 1 .964 -0 -1 2.37 1.93 .979 2.22 2.20
5 Seasons DH 14 8
7 Seasons TOT 483 416 358 3738.1 1122 1064 26 32 5 .971 -23 -7 2.62 2.26 .982 2.37 2.35
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
1990 CLE AL 24 CF -1 -2 0 3 -3 -1
1991 CLE AL 25 CF -7 -11 -3 4 -7 -4
1991 CLE AL 25 LF 0 13 0 1 -0 0
1992 CLE AL 26 LF -5 -42 -4 -3 -0 -1
1992 CLE AL 26 CF -0 -9 -0 -0 -0 0
1992 CLE AL 26 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 PIT NL 26 RF -1 -4 -3 -2 -2 2
1992 PIT NL 26 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 COL NL 27 CF 1 1 3 0 2 -2
1994 MIN AL 28 CF -8 -15 -6 0 -6 -2
1994 MIN AL 28 LF 4 36 5 3 2 -1
1995 MIN AL 29 CF -4 -30 -2 -1 -1 -2
1996 BOS AL 30 CF -2 -12 -1 1 -2 -1
7 Seasons CF -21 -8 -9 8 -17 -12
1 Season RF -1 -4 -3 -2 -2 2
3 Seasons LF -0 -1 2 0 1 -2
7 Seasons TOT -23 -7 -11 6 -17 -12

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1990 CLE AL 24 63 57 63 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 0 59 1 0 5
1991 CLE AL 25 122 99 122 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 101 0 109 6 9 6
1992 PIT NL 26 64 46 64 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 52 53 0 18 0
1992 CLE AL 26 41 20 41 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 5 2 25 4 14 4
1993 COL NL 27 126 85 126 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 0 93 0 31 3
1994 MIN AL 28 105 82 105 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 84 0 100 1 11 6
1995 MIN AL 29 28 18 28 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 23 2 10 0
1996 BOS AL 30 24 17 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 24 0 2 2
7 Seasons 573 424 573 483 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 390 54 486 14 95 26
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 -- CF*

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%
1990 CLE AL 24 6 1 5 0 1 3 0 1 0 2 22 16 0 21 2 1 7 1 0 8 0 1 12 7 0 70 26 37.1% 42 2 2.9% 1 2159 60% 81% 42% 270 54%
1991 CLE AL 25 7 0 5 2 2 6 0 1 3 1 35 19 0 20 5 0 6 2 0 16 1 1 17 5 0 94 32 34.0% 61 1 1.1% 5 3443 59% 83% 43% 390 63%
1992 CLE AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 102 60% 83% 37% 6 50%
1992 PIT NL 26 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 38% 75% 50% 1 100%
1993 COL NL 27 4 0 4 0 3 4 0 1 1 1 55 30 0 47 7 1 7 5 0 14 1 0 20 10 0 143 53 37.1% 89 1 0.7% 3 3383 57% 81% 41% 463 48%
1994 MIN AL 28 7 0 5 2 1 4 0 0 4 0 45 21 2 30 5 0 14 4 0 13 3 0 22 13 0 124 46 37.1% 76 2 1.6% 2 2813 57% 82% 44% 403 51%
1995 MIN AL 29 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 19 9 0 14 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 8 5 0 47 15 31.9% 32 0 0.0% 1 750 47% 77% 42% 103 45%
1996 BOS AL 30 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 14 7 0 10 1 0 5 3 0 3 0 0 5 2 0 37 13 35.1% 24 0 0.0% 1 773 54% 72% 39% 88 42%
7 Seasons 28 1 22 5 8 19 1 4 8 4 191 102 2 142 20 2 43 16 0 57 5 2 84 42 0 517 185 35.8% 326 6 1.2% 13 13431 57% 81% 42% 1724 53%
MLB Averages 42.6% 1.9% 58% 79% 40% 58%

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%
1992 PIT NL 26 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 8 4 0 4 2 0 4 2 0 6 3 0 3 3 0 25 14 56.0% 11 0 0.0% 4 1636 62% 84% 41% 127 68%
1992 CLE AL 26 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 17 65% 76% 65% 1 100%
1 Season 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 3 0 0 8 4 0 4 2 0 4 2 0 6 3 0 3 3 0 25 14 56.0% 11 0 0.0% 4 1653 62% 84% 42% 128 68%
MLB Averages 42.6% 2.6% 58% 79% 40% 53%

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%
1991 CLE AL 25 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 2 50.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 184 53% 83% 42% 15 73%
1992 CLE AL 26 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 3 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 5 4 1 17 8 47.1% 8 1 5.9% 0 590 59% 81% 43% 57 51%
1994 MIN AL 28 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 10 0 3 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 22 14 63.6% 8 0 0.0% 0 599 66% 82% 45% 81 49%
3 Seasons 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 19 13 0 7 2 0 4 3 0 3 0 0 10 6 1 43 24 55.8% 18 1 2.3% 0 1373 61% 81% 44% 153 52%
MLB Averages 61.1% 2.7% 58% 79% 40% 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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1990 Aug 5th AL Player of the Week

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1994 AL  4 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1990 AL  6 (4th)
1991 AL  7 (1st)
1994 AL  7 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1991 AL  8 (3rd)
1994 AL  8 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
1994 AL  2.95 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1994 AL  2.93 (4th)

                           

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