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Mark Ellis

Mark William Ellis

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 6, 1977 in Rapid City, SD
High School: Stevens HS (Rapid City, SD)
School: University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 9th round of the 1999 amateur draft.
Signed June 3, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 9, 2002 (Age 24.307, 15,636th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2002 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Dodgers/Cardinals/Rockies 2002-2014
2015 Contract Status: Free Agent (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 12.136, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Jamie Murphy [*]
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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
2002 OAK AL 25 2B 85 83 75 732.2 411 170 232 9 48 .978 1 1 4.94 4.73 .979 4.89 4.84 RoY-8
2002 OAK AL 25 SS 8 1 0 19.0 16 3 13 0 4 1.000 2 139 7.58 2.00 .975 4.55 4.51 RoY-8
2002 OAK AL 25 3B 7 7 7 63.0 27 7 18 2 0 .926 2 30 3.57 3.57 .951 2.69 2.66 RoY-8
2002 OAK AL 25 DH 1 0 RoY-8
2003 OAK AL 26 2B 153 147 137 1297.2 793 324 455 14 95 .982 7 17 6 16 5.40 5.09 .982 4.94 4.89
2005 OAK AL 28 2B 115 109 104 972.0 542 203 333 6 82 .989 11 8 14 10 4.96 4.66 .983 4.96 4.90
2005 OAK AL 28 SS 7 5 4 44.0 21 6 15 0 4 1.000 -2 -1 -52 -30 4.30 3.00 .972 4.60 4.54
2005 OAK AL 28 1B 2 0 0 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.50 .993 9.60 9.50
2005 OAK AL 28 DH 1 0
2006 OAK AL 29 2B 123 121 117 1070.0 632 273 357 2 91 .997 0 15 0 16 5.30 5.12 .986 4.92 4.85
2006 OAK AL 29 1B 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -120 0 3.00 1.00 .990 9.60 9.40
2007 OAK AL 30 2B 150 149 144 1322.0 806 302 499 5 104 .994 17 13 16 12 5.45 5.34 .985 4.98 4.92
2008 OAK AL 31 2B 115 114 109 1011.2 568 228 336 4 88 .993 10 23 12 27 5.02 4.90 .987 5.01 4.96
2008 OAK AL 31 DH 1 0
2009 OAK AL 32 2B 105 102 98 906.2 487 197 285 5 68 .990 5 2 6 3 4.78 4.59 .986 4.76 4.70
2010 OAK AL 33 2B 116 113 108 986.1 549 218 328 3 77 .995 8 8 10 10 4.98 4.71 .984 4.80 4.75
2010 OAK AL 33 DH 6 6
2011 TOT MLB 34 2B 123 119 111 1054.2 636 250 383 3 92 .995 13 17 14 19 5.40 5.15 .984 4.76 4.74
2011 OAK AL 34 2B 59 56 52 501.1 318 127 189 2 50 .994 6 6 15 14 5.67 5.36 .984 4.76 4.73
2011 OAK AL 34 1B 2 2 1 14.2 18 15 3 0 2 1.000 0 1 33 90 11.05 9.00 .993 9.33 9.25
2011 COL NL 34 2B 64 63 59 553.1 318 123 194 1 42 .997 6 11 14 24 5.16 4.95 .985 4.76 4.75
2012 LAD NL 35 2B 110 100 93 910.1 488 211 274 3 59 .994 10 10 13 13 4.79 4.41 .984 4.77 4.72
2013 LAD NL 36 2B 119 106 92 950.0 533 225 302 6 78 .989 5 12 6 15 4.99 4.43 .984 4.72 4.72
2013 LAD NL 36 3B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
2014 STL NL 37 2B 50 45 37 392.1 193 70 123 0 21 1.000 0 7 1 21 4.43 3.86 .982 4.66 4.65
2014 STL NL 37 1B 3 1 1 14.0 17 15 2 0 5 1.000 -0 0 -7 0 10.93 5.67 .993 9.32 9.27
2014 STL NL 37 3B 3 0 0 4.0 3 0 2 1 1 .667 -1 -1 -411 -300 4.50 0.67 .963 2.48 2.50
12 Seasons 2B 1364 1308 1225 11606.1 6638 2671 3907 60 903 .991 86 131 9 14 5.10 4.82 .984 4.86 4.82
2 Seasons SS 15 6 4 63.0 37 9 28 0 8 1.000 0 -1 6 -27 5.29 2.47 .973 4.59 4.53
3 Seasons 3B 11 7 7 67.1 30 7 20 3 1 .900 0 -1 4 -276 3.61 2.45 .952 2.67 2.61
4 Seasons DH 9 6
4 Seasons 1B 8 3 2 34.2 39 34 5 0 7 1.000 0 1 1 34 10.12 4.88 .993 9.37 9.34
12 Seasons TOT 1398 1324 1238 11771.1 6744 2721 3960 63 919 .991 86 130 9 12 5.11 4.78 .984 4.86 4.82
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
2002 OAK AL 25 2B 1 1 2 2 -0 -1
2002 OAK AL 25 SS 2 139 2 -0 2 0
2002 OAK AL 25 3B 2 30 2 2 0 0
2003 OAK AL 26 2B 7 6 8 10 -2 -1 17 16 17 0
2005 OAK AL 28 2B 11 14 12 4 8 -1 8 10 8 2
2005 OAK AL 28 SS -2 -52 -2 -2 -0 0 -1 -30 -1 0
2005 OAK AL 28 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 OAK AL 29 2B 0 0 0 -5 5 0 15 16 10 4
2006 OAK AL 29 1B -0 -120 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 OAK AL 30 2B 17 16 19 12 7 -2 13 12 14 2
2008 OAK AL 31 2B 10 12 8 6 2 2 23 27 19 5
2009 OAK AL 32 2B 5 6 5 2 3 0 2 3 0 0
2010 OAK AL 33 2B 8 10 7 5 2 1 8 10 6 1
2011 OAK AL 34 2B 6 15 5 5 0 1 6 14 3 1
2011 OAK AL 34 1B 0 33 0 0 0 0 1 90 1 0
2011 COL NL 34 2B 6 14 6 6 0 0 11 24 9 0
2012 LAD NL 35 2B 10 13 10 6 4 0 10 13 8 0
2013 LAD NL 36 2B 5 6 5 -0 5 0 12 15 10 0
2013 LAD NL 36 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 STL NL 37 2B 0 1 1 1 0 -1 7 21 5 0
2014 STL NL 37 1B -0 -7 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 STL NL 37 3B -1 -411 -1 0 -1 -1 -1 -300 -1 0
12 Seasons 2B 86 9 88 52 35 -2 131 14 109 15
2 Seasons SS 0 6 0 -2 2 0 -1 -27 -1 0
3 Seasons 3B 0 4 1 2 -1 -1 -1 -276 -1 0
4 Seasons 1B 0 1 0 -0 0 0 1 34 1 0
12 Seasons TOT 99 9 101 63 38 -2 130 12 108 15
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
2002 OAK AL 25 98 91 98 95 0 0 0 85 7 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
2003 OAK AL 26 154 147 154 153 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2005 OAK AL 28 122 114 122 121 0 0 2 115 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
2006 OAK AL 29 124 121 124 123 0 0 1 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2007 OAK AL 30 150 149 150 150 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008 OAK AL 31 117 114 117 115 0 0 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
2009 OAK AL 32 105 102 105 105 0 0 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 OAK AL 33 124 119 124 116 0 0 0 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 0
2011 COL NL 34 70 63 70 64 0 0 0 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2011 OAK AL 34 62 58 62 61 0 0 2 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 LAD NL 35 110 100 110 110 0 0 0 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2013 LAD NL 36 126 106 126 119 0 0 0 119 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2014 STL NL 37 73 46 73 55 0 0 3 50 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
12 Seasons 1435 1330 1435 1387 0 0 8 1364 11 15 0 0 0 0 9 57 10
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
2002 OAK AL 25 3010 61% 78% 33% 290 97% 3 161 78 72 11 232 196 33 1 3 9 0 6 3 5 48 21 6 16 4 47 20 27 0 0 0
2003 OAK AL 26 5458 63% 78% 35% 597 93% 1 323 158 128 37 456 384 63 0 2 14 1 5 8 7 95 29 21 32 3 87 35 51 7 3 4
2005 OAK AL 28 4075 56% 76% 32% 396 94% 1 203 96 97 10 333 279 45 0 1 6 3 2 1 3 82 32 11 25 2 75 28 45 5 4 1
2006 OAK AL 29 4695 61% 78% 32% 420 93% 0 273 108 146 19 357 313 39 0 3 2 0 1 1 1 91 40 25 15 5 90 20 70 1 0 1
2007 OAK AL 30 5728 61% 77% 33% 602 93% 0 302 131 146 25 499 433 57 0 9 5 0 3 2 4 104 37 16 33 4 95 37 57 8 2 4
2008 OAK AL 31 4289 60% 75% 30% 393 95% 0 228 95 109 24 336 290 40 0 3 4 2 1 1 1 88 28 20 25 3 82 30 51 5 3 2
2009 OAK AL 32 3896 60% 75% 32% 356 94% 2 197 90 80 27 285 231 44 1 7 5 0 4 1 3 68 21 9 26 1 58 27 31 7 4 3
2010 OAK AL 33 4148 63% 76% 34% 385 95% 0 218 90 109 19 328 283 39 0 3 3 0 3 0 3 77 28 16 24 3 71 27 44 5 3 2
2011 COL NL 34 2409 56% 77% 33% 226 95% 1 123 49 56 18 194 164 23 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 42 14 7 14 1 37 15 21 3 2 1
2011 OAK AL 34 2105 58% 76% 34% 215 94% 0 127 46 65 16 189 156 23 0 7 2 1 0 1 1 50 15 9 15 3 43 19 24 4 3 1
2012 LAD NL 35 3773 60% 73% 31% 319 96% 0 211 74 93 44 274 236 32 0 3 3 0 1 2 1 59 19 9 21 2 53 23 29 5 4 1
2013 LAD NL 36 3922 64% 73% 33% 350 93% 0 225 75 113 37 302 265 34 1 3 6 0 5 1 6 78 29 19 19 1 73 21 50 3 1 2
2014 STL NL 37 1654 56% 73% 33% 145 94% 1 70 33 29 8 123 110 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 12 4 4 0 20 4 16 0 0 0
12 Seasons 49162 60% 76% 33% 4694 94% 9 2661 1123 1243 295 3908 3340 482 5 47 60 7 32 21 36 903 325 172 269 32 831 306 516 53 29 22
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 93%

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
2002 OAK AL 25 68 74% 78% 41% 12 100% 0 4 1 3 0 12 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0
2005 OAK AL 28 203 50% 80% 33% 18 78% 0 6 2 3 1 15 8 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
2 Seasons 271 56% 80% 35% 30 87% 0 10 3 6 1 27 15 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 0 3 0 0 8 5 3 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 90%

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%
2002 OAK AL 25 262 47% 77% 32% 27 93% 0 7 7 0 0 18 16 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2013 LAD NL 36 2 50% 50% 50% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 STL NL 37 16 69% 75% 63% 3 67% 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 280 49% 76% 34% 30 90% 0 7 7 0 0 20 17 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 88% 65%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2005 OAK AL 28 12 50% 67% 25% 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 OAK AL 29 14 79% 64% 14% 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 0 0 0
2011 OAK AL 34 60 22% 73% 42% 5 100% 0 15 0 15 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 STL NL 37 58 55% 79% 40% 4 100% 0 15 0 15 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 144 43% 74% 37% 10 100% 0 34 1 33 0 4 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 94% 83%



* - 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)
2009 Aug 16th AL Player of the Week

Assistss c a p y
2007 AL  499 (2nd)
Active  3,960 (10th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2007 AL  17 (5th)
Active  86 (7th)
Career  86 (67th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
2003 AL  153 (4th)
2007 AL  150 (4th)
Active  1,364 (4th)
Career  1,364 (52nd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
2003 AL  324 (1st)
2006 AL  273 (2nd)
2007 AL  302 (2nd)
Active  2,671 (4th)
Career  2,671 (82nd)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
2003 AL  455 (3rd)
2007 AL  499 (2nd)
Active  3,907 (2nd)
Career  3,907 (49th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
2003 AL  14 (4th)
Active  60 (11th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
2003 AL  95 (4th)
2005 AL  82 (5th)
2007 AL  104 (5th)
Active  903 (2nd)
Career  903 (40th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
2003 AL  7 (2nd)
2005 AL  11 (1st)
2007 AL  17 (2nd)
2008 AL  10 (3rd)
2010 AL  8 (2nd)
2011 NL  6 (3rd)
2011 AL  6 (4th)
2012 NL  10 (4th)
Active  86 (1st)
Career  86 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
2003 AL  5.40 (4th)
2006 AL  5.30 (2nd)
2007 AL  5.45 (2nd)
2009 AL  4.78 (5th)
2010 AL  4.98 (5th)
2013 NL  4.99 (4th)
Active  5.10 (1st)
Career  5.10 (61st)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
2003 AL  5.09 (3rd)
2006 AL  5.12 (2nd)
2007 AL  5.34 (2nd)
2009 AL  4.59 (5th)
2010 AL  4.71 (5th)
Active  4.82 (3rd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
2003 AL  .982 (5th)
2005 AL  .989 (3rd)
2006 AL  .997 (1st)
2007 AL  .994 (2nd)
2008 AL  .993 (1st)
2010 AL  .995 (2nd)
2012 NL  .994 (2nd)
2013 NL  .989 (4th)
Active  .991 (2nd)
Career  .991 (5th)

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