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Cliff Pennington

Clifton Randolph Pennington

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: June 15, 1984 in Corpus Christi, TX
High School: Mary Carroll HS (Corpus Christi, TX)
School: Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 17, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 12, 2008 (Age 24.058, 17,002nd in MLB history)   vs. TBR 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Diamondbacks 2008-2014
2015 Contract Status: not updated (details) [*]Agents: Matt Sosnick, Paul Cobbe [*]
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Career Home Runs

Cliff Pennington: 27 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 2 tying, 4 go ahead
2 Tms
OAK24
ARI3
 
vs RHP22
vs LHP5
 
Away17
Home10
 
Leverage
High Lev4
Medium Lev10
Low Lev13
13 Opps
SEA5
TEX4
TBR3
LAA3
NYY3
DET2
KCR1
MIN1
COL1
SFG1
SDP1
CLE1
MIA1
27 Pitchers
Jason Bulger1
Clay Rapada1
Vicente Padilla1
Dan Haren1
Jeremy Guthrie1
Jeff Gray1
Nick Blackburn1
Brad Hand1
Phil Hughes1
Justin Masterson1
Dale Thayer1
Aaron Crow1
Brian Stokes1
Scott Feldman1
Cory Wade1
Colby Lewis1
Wade Davis1
Anthony Varvaro1
Luke French1
Ryan Rowland-Smith1
12 Parks
O.co Coliseum8
Safeco Fld3
Yankee Stad33
Chase Field2
Rangers Bpk2
TropicanaFld2
Angel Stad2
Metrodome1
Jacobs Fld1
Marlins Park1
Coors Fld1
KauffmanStad1
Where Hit
918
75
894
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
46
25
7+5
64
14
52
31
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms27
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th19
2nd3
7th2
8th2
1st1
Outs
011
18
28
 
DefPos
SS22
2B3
PH1
3B1
Bases
---13
1--5
-2-3
-233
1-32
12-1
 
47 RBI
RISP9
0 on13
1 on8
2 on6
Any on14
Inning
11
23
36
44
51
63
74
84
91
 
1-310
4-68
7-end9
RelScore
+4..5
+33
+17
Tied2
-12
-21
-32
-4..5
 
Ahead15
Tied2
Behind10
Before event,
for batter
Count
3-25
2-25
0-04
2-14
0-13
1-22
1-02
0-21
1-11

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
2009 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 2009-08-05 OAK TEX Vicente Padilla ahead 4-3 b 4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  1 9 6 0.099 78% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
2 2 2 1 2009-08-23 OAK DET Ryan Perry ahead 8-4 b 8 1 --- 8,(3-2)  1 9 6 0.008 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
3 3 3 1 2009-09-05 OAK SEA Luke French behind 0-3 b 3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  2 9 6 0.160 44% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Barton Scores
4 4 4 1 2009-09-11 OAK @ MIN Nick Blackburn tied 1-1 t 3 0 --- 8,(2-2)  1 9 6 0.110 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
2010 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 2010-04-09 OAK @ LAA Jason Bulger ahead 7-2 t 7 2 -23 6,(3-2)  3 9 6 0.023 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Ellis Scores; Buck Scores
6 6 2 1 2010-04-12 OAK @ SEA Ryan Rowland-Smith ahead 1-0 t 6 0 --- 4,(0-2)  1 9 6 0.123 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
7 7 3 1 2010-04-27 OAK @ TBR Wade Davis behind 0-4 t 3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  3 1 6 0.175 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Patterson Scores; Rosales Scores
8 8 4 1 2010-09-03 OAK LAA Brian Stokes ahead 6-0 b 7 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  2 9 6 0.004 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Gross Scores
9 9 5 1 2010-09-25 OAK TEX Clay Rapada behind 1-3 b 7 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  2 9 6 0.350 52% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Powell Scores
10 10 6 1 2010-09-30 OAK @ SEA Anthony Varvaro ahead 7-0 t 8 2 --- 6,(3-2)  1 9 6 0.002 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
2011 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 2011-04-23 OAK @ SEA Jason Vargas ahead 2-1 t 4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  2 9 6 0.203 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Kouzmanoff Scores
12 12 2 1 2011-05-07 OAK @ KCR Aaron Crow behind 0-3 t 8 0 -23 4,(2-1)  3 9 6 0.274 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); LaRoche Scores; Sweeney Scores
13 13 3 1 2011-05-10 OAK @ TEX Colby Lewis behind 0-5 t 6 1 --- 9,(3-2)  1 9 6 0.030 7% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
14 14 4 1 2011-07-22 OAK @ NYY Phil Hughes behind 2-14 t 4 0 1-- 7,(1-2)  2 9 6 0.001 1% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Suzuki Scores
15 15 5 1 2011-07-25 OAK TBR Jeremy Hellickson behind 0-1 b 2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  2 9 6 0.215 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Jackson Scores
16 16 6 1 2011-08-25 OAK @ NYY Cory Wade ahead 4-1 t 3 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  3 7 6 0.137 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Willingham Scores; DeJesus Scores
17 17 7 1 2011-09-02 OAK SEA Jeff Gray ahead 6-2 b 7 1 -23 1,(0-0)  3 7 6 0.014 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Willingham Scores; Sizemore Scores
18 18 8 1 2011-09-15 OAK DET Max Scherzer ahead 4-1 b 5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  1 2 6 0.046 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
2012 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
19 19 1 1 2012-05-04 OAK @ TBR Brandon Gomes behind 1-7 t 9 0 --- 7,(2-2)  1 2 6 0.003 1% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
20 20 2 1 2012-06-12 OAK @ COL Jeremy Guthrie ahead 5-4 t 3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  1 8 6 0.103 67% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
21 21 3 1 2012-06-28 OAK @ TEX Scott Feldman ahead 2-1 t 3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  1 9 6 0.098 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
22 22 4 1 2012-08-30 OAK @ CLE Justin Masterson ahead 4-1 t 4 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  2 9 4 0.102 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Kottaras Scores
23 23 5 1 2012-09-10 OAK @ LAA Dan Haren ahead 2-1 t 6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 9 4 0.123 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
24 24 6 1 2012-09-23 OAK @ NYY Hiroki Kuroda ahead 1-0 t 2 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  2 9 4 0.144 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Donaldson Scores
2013 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 2013-05-01 ARI SFG Tim Lincecum behind 0-1 b 2 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  3 8 6 0.236 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Pollock Scores; Chavez Scores
2014 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
26 26 1 1 2014-08-15 ARI @ MIA Brad Hand tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  1 2 5 0.108 59% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
27 27 2 1 2014-08-24 ARI SDP Dale Thayer behind 3-7 b 8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  1 9 PH 0.027 5% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)

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