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Lew Ford

Jon Lewis Ford (twitter: @Captainlew20)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 12, 1976 in Beaumont, TX
High School: Port Neches-Groves HS (Port Neches, TX)
Schools: Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX), Seminole State College (Seminole, OK), Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 12th round of the 1999 amateur draft.
Signed June 7, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 29, 2003 (Age 26.290)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Orioles 2003-2012
Agents: LSW Baseball [*]
Final Game: September 29, 2012 (Age 36.048)
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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
2003 MIN AL 26 OF 25 12 11 151.2 39 35 1 3 1 .923 -6 3 -47 23 2.14 1.44 .985 2.35 2.33
2003 MIN AL 26 CF 13 5 5 74.2 21 18 1 2 1 .905 -4 0 -66 0 2.29 1.46 .990 2.78 2.75
2003 MIN AL 26 LF 8 4 3 43.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -2 1 -50 25 1.67 1.00 .985 2.18 2.14
2003 MIN AL 26 RF 6 3 3 34.0 11 10 0 1 0 .909 -0 2 -4 71 2.65 1.67 .980 2.12 2.08
2003 MIN AL 26 DH 4 0
2004 MIN AL 27 OF 126 121 108 1106.2 279 268 7 4 0 .986 6 11 6 11 2.24 2.18 .985 2.30 2.28 MVP-24
2004 MIN AL 27 LF 81 77 70 680.2 155 149 5 1 0 .994 8 9 14 16 2.04 1.90 .983 2.04 2.03 MVP-24
2004 MIN AL 27 CF 46 35 33 341.0 105 101 1 3 0 .971 -2 2 -8 7 2.69 2.22 .988 2.64 2.62 MVP-24
2004 MIN AL 27 DH 26 25 MVP-24
2004 MIN AL 27 RF 10 9 5 85.0 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 2.01 1.90 .983 2.22 2.21 MVP-24
2005 MIN AL 28 OF 95 88 83 815.0 213 198 9 6 1 .972 -5 9 -7 13 2.29 2.18 .986 2.30 2.28
2005 MIN AL 28 CF 63 60 56 548.0 151 140 7 4 1 .974 -3 9 -7 19 2.41 2.33 .989 2.69 2.66
2005 MIN AL 28 DH 44 44
2005 MIN AL 28 LF 18 14 14 134.0 35 32 2 1 0 .971 2 0 13 0 2.28 1.89 .988 2.10 2.08
2005 MIN AL 28 RF 16 14 13 133.0 27 26 0 1 0 .963 -3 0 -30 0 1.76 1.63 .982 2.12 2.10
2006 MIN AL 29 OF 92 52 43 531.1 138 132 4 2 2 .986 -2 9 -5 20 2.30 1.48 .986 2.30 2.27
2006 MIN AL 29 LF 64 30 26 321.1 73 72 1 0 0 1.000 1 6 5 22 2.04 1.14 .986 2.06 2.03
2006 MIN AL 29 RF 22 20 15 169.0 57 53 3 1 2 .982 -2 4 -18 28 2.98 2.55 .984 2.20 2.17
2006 MIN AL 29 CF 13 2 2 41.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 -1 -1 -32 -29 1.54 0.54 .989 2.66 2.61
2006 MIN AL 29 DH 5 1
2007 MIN AL 30 OF 49 27 23 293.1 61 59 1 1 1 .984 -7 0 -28 0 1.84 1.22 .987 2.30 2.28
2007 MIN AL 30 LF 35 25 21 233.1 48 46 1 1 1 .979 -3 3 -16 15 1.81 1.34 .985 2.11 2.09
2007 MIN AL 30 CF 14 0 0 37.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -4 -3 -133 -97 1.70 0.50 .989 2.70 2.68
2007 MIN AL 30 DH 3 0
2007 MIN AL 30 RF 3 2 2 23.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 26 0 2.35 2.00 .985 2.07 2.07
2012 BAL AL 35 OF 18 12 5 105.0 29 27 2 0 0 1.000 5 2 62 22 2.49 1.61 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 BAL AL 35 LF 13 9 2 72.0 18 16 2 0 0 1.000 2 1 33 17 2.25 1.38 .983 1.94 1.93
2012 BAL AL 35 DH 8 7
2012 BAL AL 35 RF 6 3 3 33.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 2 1 87 36 3.00 1.83 .984 1.99 1.98
6 Seasons OF 405 312 273 3003.0 759 719 24 16 5 .979 -9 34 -4 13 2.23 1.83 .986 2.30 2.28
6 Seasons LF 219 159 136 1484.1 337 323 11 3 1 .991 8 20 6 16 2.03 1.53 .985 2.06 2.04
5 Seasons CF 149 102 96 1041.2 292 273 9 10 2 .966 -15 7 -17 8 2.44 1.89 .989 2.68 2.65
6 Seasons DH 90 77
6 Seasons RF 63 51 41 477.0 131 124 4 3 2 .977 -3 7 -8 17 2.42 2.03 .983 2.15 2.13
6 Seasons TOT 405 312 273 3003.0 759 719 24 16 5 .979 -9 34 -4 13 2.23 1.83 .986 2.30 2.28
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
2003 MIN AL 26 CF -4 -66 -3 -1 -2 -1 0 0 1 -1
2003 MIN AL 26 LF -2 -50 -1 -0 -1 -1 1 25 1 0
2003 MIN AL 26 RF -0 -4 -0 0 -0 0 2 71 1 1
2004 MIN AL 27 LF 8 14 8 0 7 0 9 16 4 1
2004 MIN AL 27 CF -2 -8 -1 -3 2 -1 2 7 4 -3
2004 MIN AL 27 RF 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 -1
2005 MIN AL 28 CF -3 -7 -6 -0 -6 3 9 19 7 -1
2005 MIN AL 28 LF 2 13 0 -1 1 1 0 0 -1 1
2005 MIN AL 28 RF -3 -30 -2 -1 -2 -1 0 0 1 -1
2006 MIN AL 29 LF 1 5 0 2 -1 1 6 22 5 1
2006 MIN AL 29 RF -2 -18 -2 -2 1 -1 4 28 1 2
2006 MIN AL 29 CF -1 -32 -1 -0 -1 0 -1 -29 -1 0
2007 MIN AL 30 LF -3 -16 -3 -3 -1 0 3 15 1 0
2007 MIN AL 30 CF -4 -133 -3 -2 -1 -1 -3 -97 -3 0
2007 MIN AL 30 RF 0 26 0 -0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 BAL AL 35 LF 2 33 2 1 1 0 1 17 0 1
2012 BAL AL 35 RF 2 87 2 2 1 0 1 36 1 0
6 Seasons LF 8 6 7 -1 7 1 20 16 10 4
5 Seasons CF -15 -17 -15 -7 -8 0 7 8 8 -5
6 Seasons RF -3 -8 -1 -4 3 -2 7 17 5 1
6 Seasons TOT -9 -4 -9 -11 2 0 34 13 23 0
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
2003 MIN AL 26 34 12 34 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 13 6 27 4 8 4
2004 MIN AL 27 154 146 154 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 46 10 137 26 3 0
2005 MIN AL 28 147 132 147 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 63 16 97 44 12 0
2006 MIN AL 29 104 53 104 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 64 13 22 99 5 8 16
2007 MIN AL 30 55 27 55 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 14 3 52 3 7 8
2012 BAL AL 35 25 19 25 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 6 19 8 3 1
6 Seasons 519 389 519 405 0 0 0 0 0 0 219 149 63 431 90 41 29
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 -- 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%
2003 MIN AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 9 5 55.6% 4 0 0.0% 0 206 61% 75% 43% 16 50%
2004 MIN AL 27 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 4 37 30 0 16 5 2 11 5 2 12 3 0 16 14 0 92 57 62.0% 31 4 4.3% 1 2863 58% 78% 41% 307 50%
2005 MIN AL 28 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 13 12 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 3 0 27 17 63.0% 9 1 3.7% 1 556 63% 80% 41% 68 50%
2006 MIN AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 14 14 0 4 3 0 5 3 0 4 1 0 6 5 0 33 26 78.8% 7 0 0.0% 1 1331 63% 73% 37% 142 51%
2007 MIN AL 30 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 7 6 0 9 6 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 22 12 54.5% 9 1 4.5% 0 985 51% 78% 40% 106 43%
2012 BAL AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 10 5 50.0% 5 0 0.0% 2 292 48% 75% 41% 29 62%
6 Seasons 3 0 1 2 1 11 0 5 1 5 76 66 0 39 17 3 22 9 2 24 5 0 32 25 1 193 122 63.2% 65 6 3.1% 5 6233 58% 77% 40% 668 50%
MLB Averages 63.8% 2.3% 58% 76% 40% 46%

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%
2003 MIN AL 26 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 4 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 17 7 41.2% 10 0 0.0% 1 340 50% 84% 44% 43 42%
2004 MIN AL 27 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 23 15 0 18 1 0 3 2 0 6 0 0 13 9 0 63 27 42.9% 36 0 0.0% 1 1481 53% 76% 38% 199 52%
2005 MIN AL 28 4 0 2 2 1 7 1 1 3 2 47 40 0 28 4 1 12 2 1 3 0 0 10 6 0 100 52 52.0% 46 2 2.0% 5 2260 57% 79% 41% 326 45%
2006 MIN AL 29 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 7 3 42.9% 4 0 0.0% 0 182 64% 73% 36% 18 39%
2007 MIN AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 6 1 16.7% 5 0 0.0% 0 156 59% 71% 38% 19 37%
5 Seasons 10 0 4 6 1 9 2 1 4 2 79 60 0 55 7 1 17 5 1 11 0 0 31 18 0 193 90 46.6% 101 2 1.0% 7 4419 55% 78% 40% 605 46%
MLB Averages 44.8% 1.9% 58% 76% 40% 52%

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%
2003 MIN AL 26 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 5 71.4% 2 0 0.0% 0 160 53% 84% 41% 23 43%
2004 MIN AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 10 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 5 41.7% 7 0 0.0% 1 358 49% 78% 39% 42 45%
2005 MIN AL 28 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 15 7 46.7% 8 0 0.0% 0 545 53% 79% 39% 57 46%
2006 MIN AL 29 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 2 13 5 0 9 3 1 5 3 0 3 0 1 5 1 0 35 12 34.3% 21 2 5.7% 1 752 59% 79% 42% 113 48%
2007 MIN AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 96 69% 76% 44% 11 55%
2012 BAL AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 133 60% 71% 43% 17 65%
6 Seasons 3 0 1 2 0 4 1 1 0 2 35 18 0 14 6 1 10 5 0 5 0 1 9 3 0 73 32 43.8% 39 2 2.7% 2 2044 56% 79% 41% 263 48%
MLB Averages 46.7% 2.3% 58% 76% 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2004 AL (24, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2005 Aug 21st AL Player of the Week

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2007 AL  1 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2005 AL  7 (3rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2005 AL  4 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2006 AL  2 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2005 AL  6 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2004 AL  8 (3rd)

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Name and misspellings: Jon Lew Lewis lou Ford

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