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Rafael Furcal    \fur-CALL\

Rafael Furcal

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 24, 1977 in Loma de Cabrera, Dajabon, Dominican Republic
High School: Jose Cabrera (Loma de Cabrera, DO)
Signed
by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent in 1996. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 4, 2000 (Age 22.163)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2000 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Dodgers/Cardinals/Marlins 2000-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 1 yr/$3.5M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 14.000, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Paul Kinzer, previously: Adam Katz [*]
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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
2000 ATL NL 22 SS 110 92 83 839.1 459 147 289 23 54 .950 3 4 4.68 3.96 .967 4.51 4.47 RoY-1
2000 ATL NL 22 2B 31 26 18 223.0 119 45 73 1 18 .992 3 15 4.76 3.81 .982 4.96 4.91 RoY-1
2001 ATL NL 23 SS 79 79 75 694.1 361 126 224 11 49 .970 -2 -3 4.54 4.43 .968 4.47 4.42
2002 ATL NL 24 SS 150 147 137 1314.1 738 245 466 27 111 .963 10 9 4.87 4.74 .970 4.52 4.49
2002 ATL NL 24 2B 4 4 3 30.0 19 7 12 0 5 1.000 2 60 5.70 4.75 .981 4.95 4.92
2003 ATL NL 25 SS 155 154 140 1350.0 749 237 481 31 108 .959 8 8 7 7 4.79 4.63 .973 4.52 4.48 AS,MVP-33
2004 ATL NL 26 SS 131 130 118 1134.0 625 190 411 24 101 .962 1 4 1 4 4.77 4.59 .973 4.45 4.42
2004 ATL NL 26 2B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.95 5.00
2005 ATL NL 27 SS 152 152 136 1306.1 774 255 504 15 119 .981 18 24 16 22 5.23 4.99 .976 4.51 4.45
2006 LAD NL 28 SS 156 156 140 1371.0 788 269 492 27 117 .966 -9 4 -8 3 5.00 4.88 .972 4.41 4.38 MVP-14
2007 LAD NL 29 SS 138 138 125 1210.0 686 241 426 19 99 .972 6 9 6 9 4.96 4.83 .975 4.44 4.42
2008 LAD NL 30 SS 36 35 31 296.0 142 46 92 4 17 .972 2 0 9 0 4.20 3.83 .976 4.43 4.40
2009 LAD NL 31 SS 149 141 132 1282.1 626 187 419 20 76 .968 3 7 3 6 4.25 4.07 .974 4.38 4.34
2010 LAD NL 32 SS 93 91 86 800.2 421 127 275 19 47 .955 -1 4 -1 6 4.52 4.32 .971 4.31 4.27 AS
2011 TOT NL 33 SS 85 83 77 726.2 394 130 250 14 54 .964 1 -5 1 -8 4.71 4.47 .971 4.41 4.40
2011 LAD NL 33 SS 36 36 32 304.1 156 57 95 4 18 .974 -0 0 -0 0 4.50 4.22 .971 4.41 4.40
2011 STL NL 33 SS 49 47 45 422.1 238 73 155 10 36 .958 1 -5 3 -14 4.86 4.65 .971 4.41 4.40
2012 STL NL 34 SS 120 116 108 1034.1 537 173 349 15 68 .972 -7 -4 -8 -5 4.54 4.35 .970 4.26 4.21 AS
2014 MIA NL 36 2B 8 8 7 71.0 32 13 19 0 8 1.000 -1 0 -20 0 4.06 4.00 .983 4.65 4.65
13 Seasons SS 1554 1514 1388 13359.1 7300 2373 4678 249 1020 .966 33 51 3 5 4.75 4.54 .972 4.44 4.40
4 Seasons 2B 44 38 28 326.0 170 65 104 1 31 .994 3 0 11 0 4.67 3.84 .982 4.89 4.87
14 Seasons TOT 1598 1552 1416 13685.1 7470 2438 4782 250 1051 .967 36 51 3 5 4.75 4.52 .972 4.45 4.41
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
2000 ATL NL 22 SS 3 4 3 1 2 0
2000 ATL NL 22 2B 3 15 2 1 0 1
2001 ATL NL 23 SS -2 -3 0 6 -6 -2
2002 ATL NL 24 SS 10 9 9 1 8 1
2002 ATL NL 24 2B 2 60 2 0 2 0
2003 ATL NL 25 SS 8 7 9 9 0 -1 8 7 8 0
2004 ATL NL 26 SS 1 1 -0 -1 1 1 4 4 2 0
2004 ATL NL 26 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 ATL NL 27 SS 18 16 18 8 10 0 24 22 20 3
2006 LAD NL 28 SS -9 -8 -8 -2 -6 -1 4 3 3 -1
2007 LAD NL 29 SS 6 6 5 3 2 1 9 9 5 2
2008 LAD NL 30 SS 2 9 2 -1 3 0 0 0 0 0
2009 LAD NL 31 SS 3 3 3 -0 4 0 7 6 6 1
2010 LAD NL 32 SS -1 -1 0 3 -2 -1 4 6 5 -1
2011 LAD NL 33 SS -0 -0 -1 -2 0 1 0 0 0 0
2011 STL NL 33 SS 1 3 -1 0 -1 2 -5 -14 -4 0
2012 STL NL 34 SS -7 -8 -6 -2 -4 -1 -4 -5 -4 0
2014 MIA NL 36 2B -1 -20 -1 -1 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons SS 33 3 33 23 10 0 51 5 41 4
4 Seasons 2B 3 11 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
14 Seasons TOT 37 3 33 21 12 4 51 5 41 4
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
2000 ATL NL 22 131 118 131 129 0 0 0 31 0 110 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
2001 ATL NL 23 79 79 79 79 0 0 0 0 0 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 ATL NL 24 154 151 154 153 0 0 0 4 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2003 ATL NL 25 156 154 156 155 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2004 ATL NL 26 143 130 143 132 0 0 0 1 0 131 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
2005 ATL NL 27 154 152 154 152 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2006 LAD NL 28 159 156 159 156 0 0 0 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2007 LAD NL 29 138 138 138 138 0 0 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 LAD NL 30 36 35 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009 LAD NL 31 150 141 150 149 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2010 LAD NL 32 97 91 97 93 0 0 0 0 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2011 STL NL 33 50 47 50 49 0 0 0 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011 LAD NL 33 37 36 37 36 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 STL NL 34 121 116 121 120 0 0 0 0 0 120 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
2014 MIA NL 36 9 8 9 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 Seasons 1614 1552 1614 1585 0 0 0 44 0 1554 0 0 0 0 0 40 12
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
2000 ATL NL 22 3596 65% 76% 32% 349 94% 1 144 66 66 12 288 238 45 1 4 23 1 10 12 16 54 22 8 14 4 1 52 30 20 2 1 0
2001 ATL NL 23 2927 64% 76% 31% 234 97% 2 126 39 66 21 224 183 34 0 2 11 0 4 7 7 49 7 4 23 3 4 42 11 30 6 3 3
2002 ATL NL 24 5490 64% 76% 32% 545 94% 2 244 107 117 20 463 364 86 1 5 27 1 17 9 25 111 37 18 26 11 3 106 55 46 3 1 2
2003 ATL NL 25 5787 63% 78% 36% 581 88% 4 236 89 124 22 482 400 70 2 5 31 0 15 16 23 108 31 17 29 12 7 102 49 49 5 3 2
2004 ATL NL 26 4871 56% 77% 34% 479 88% 1 190 70 106 14 411 315 82 2 11 24 1 10 13 21 101 37 10 32 7 6 96 47 46 3 0 2
2005 ATL NL 27 5583 53% 79% 35% 593 91% 2 255 100 132 24 504 402 80 3 12 15 1 7 7 10 119 39 18 32 11 6 110 57 51 7 4 2
2006 LAD NL 28 5890 56% 78% 35% 602 89% 6 269 107 132 30 492 391 89 4 6 27 2 10 15 20 117 40 18 32 11 12 114 58 55 0 0 0
2007 LAD NL 29 5137 60% 75% 32% 532 89% 4 241 104 112 25 426 350 63 2 6 19 1 7 11 13 99 27 16 30 8 9 95 44 49 1 0 1
2008 LAD NL 30 1261 59% 76% 33% 110 93% 0 46 19 20 7 92 79 11 0 1 4 1 0 3 3 17 4 5 6 2 0 17 9 8 0 0 0
2009 LAD NL 31 5383 61% 73% 30% 532 89% 8 187 91 72 24 419 346 54 4 7 20 0 8 12 11 76 24 11 21 4 5 71 36 30 1 1 0
2010 LAD NL 32 3434 60% 73% 31% 365 86% 3 127 63 48 16 275 224 44 2 2 19 0 9 10 15 47 16 7 14 0 5 45 23 19 2 1 1
2011 STL NL 33 1817 58% 76% 33% 187 86% 4 73 24 46 3 155 132 20 2 1 10 3 5 2 6 36 11 6 10 6 3 36 17 19 0 0 0
2011 LAD NL 33 1269 58% 73% 30% 128 88% 0 57 31 25 1 95 82 10 0 1 4 0 1 3 4 18 5 2 10 1 0 18 7 11 0 0 0
2012 STL NL 34 4340 55% 75% 35% 444 86% 2 173 71 80 22 349 285 55 2 6 15 0 9 6 13 68 24 8 25 5 1 68 32 32 0 0 0
13 Seasons 56785 59% 76% 33% 5681 90% 39 2368 981 1146 241 4675 3791 743 25 69 249 11 112 126 187 1020 324 148 304 85 62 972 475 465 30 14 13
MLB Averages 57% 76% 31% 91%

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
2000 ATL NL 22 952 61% 77% 29% 78 99% 0 45 16 23 6 74 67 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 18 10 3 3 1 17 4 13 1 1 0
2002 ATL NL 24 120 68% 78% 38% 13 100% 0 4 2 2 0 12 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 5 5 0 0 0 0
2004 ATL NL 26 7 43% 100% 29% 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
2014 MIA NL 36 304 57% 76% 31% 20 80% 0 13 1 9 3 19 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 2 3 1 8 4 4 0 0 0
4 Seasons 1383 60% 77% 30% 111 96% 0 62 19 34 9 105 87 17 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 31 12 5 11 2 30 13 17 1 1 0
MLB Averages 57% 76% 31% 93%



* - 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))
2003 NL (33, 0%)
2006 NL (14, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2004 Jul 11th NL Player of the Week
2010 Jul 4th NL Player of the Week

Assistss c a p y
2002 NL  478 (3rd)
2003 NL  481 (1st)
2005 NL  504 (3rd)
2006 NL  492 (2nd)
2009 NL  419 (5th)
Active  4,782 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
2002 NL  27 (2nd)
2003 NL  31 (2nd)
2004 NL  24 (2nd)
2006 NL  27 (2nd)
2009 NL  20 (5th)
2010 NL  19 (5th)
Active  250 (4th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2005 NL  18 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
2002 NL  150 (4th)
2003 NL  155 (4th)
2005 NL  152 (5th)
2006 NL  156 (2nd)
2009 NL  149 (5th)
Active  1,554 (4th)
Career  1,554 (54th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
2002 NL  245 (2nd)
2003 NL  237 (2nd)
2005 NL  255 (1st)
2006 NL  269 (1st)
2007 NL  241 (2nd)
Active  2,373 (4th)
Career  2,373 (78th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
2002 NL  466 (3rd)
2003 NL  481 (1st)
2005 NL  504 (3rd)
2006 NL  492 (1st)
2009 NL  419 (3rd)
Active  4,678 (4th)
Career  4,678 (59th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
2000 NL  23 (3rd)
2002 NL  27 (2nd)
2003 NL  31 (1st)
2004 NL  24 (1st)
2005 NL  15 (5th)
2006 NL  27 (2nd)
2007 NL  19 (4th)
2009 NL  20 (3rd)
2010 NL  19 (4th)
Active  249 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
2002 NL  111 (2nd)
2003 NL  108 (2nd)
2004 NL  101 (2nd)
2005 NL  119 (3rd)
2006 NL  117 (1st)
2007 NL  99 (4th)
Active  1,020 (5th)
Career  1,020 (36th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
2002 NL  10 (4th)
2003 NL  8 (5th)
2005 NL  18 (1st)
Active  33 (10th)
Career  33 (53rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
2000 NL  4.68 (5th)
2002 NL  4.87 (5th)
2003 NL  4.79 (2nd)
2004 NL  4.77 (2nd)
2005 NL  5.23 (1st)
2006 NL  5.00 (2nd)
2007 NL  4.96 (2nd)
2010 NL  4.52 (3rd)
2011 NL  4.71 (3rd)
2012 NL  4.54 (3rd)
Active  4.75 (4th)
Career  4.75 (45th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
2002 NL  4.74 (3rd)
2003 NL  4.63 (1st)
2004 NL  4.59 (2nd)
2005 NL  4.99 (1st)
2006 NL  4.88 (1st)
2007 NL  4.83 (2nd)
2010 NL  4.32 (3rd)
2011 NL  4.47 (4th)
2012 NL  4.35 (2nd)
Active  4.54 (2nd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
2012 NL  .972 (5th)

Salary s c a p y
2007 NL  $13,730,196 (9th)
2008 NL  $15,730,195 (7th)

                                         

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