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Ruben Gotay    \GO-tie\

Ruben Bruce Gotay

Positions: Second Baseman, Pinch Hitter and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 25, 1982 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
High School: Santiago Veue Calzada (Fajardo, PR)
School: Indian Hills Community College (Centerville, IA)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 31st round of the 2000 amateur draft.
Signed May 28, 2001. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 3, 2004 (Age 21.222, 16,124th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Mets/Braves 2004-2008
2015 Contract Status: not updated (details) [*]
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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
2004 KCR AL 21 2B 42 41 41 368.1 178 78 97 3 29 .983 -5 -2 -16 -5 4.28 4.17 .982 4.95 4.91
2005 KCR AL 22 2B 81 74 72 666.0 395 155 232 8 50 .980 -7 -6 -12 -11 5.23 4.78 .983 4.96 4.90
2005 KCR AL 22 DH 2 1
2007 NYM NL 24 2B 37 33 28 296.1 146 72 71 3 14 .979 -6 -8 -24 -33 4.34 3.86 .984 4.86 4.84
2007 NYM NL 24 SS 5 2 2 20.0 9 4 5 0 1 1.000 -0 1 -6 48 4.05 1.80 .976 4.46 4.42
2007 NYM NL 24 3B 2 1 1 11.0 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 0 1 55 98 4.09 2.50 .954 2.70 2.65
2008 ATL NL 25 3B 10 6 6 64.0 17 2 13 2 0 .882 -0 -1 -6 -17 2.11 1.50 .956 2.60 2.58
2008 ATL NL 25 2B 3 3 2 26.0 13 3 10 0 2 1.000 1 2 60 88 4.50 4.33 .982 4.85 4.80
4 Seasons 2B 163 151 143 1356.2 732 308 410 14 95 .981 -16 -14 -14 -12 4.76 4.40 .983 4.93 4.89
2 Seasons 3B 12 7 7 75.0 22 2 18 2 0 .909 0 0 3 0 2.40 1.67 .955 2.62 2.59
1 Season SS 5 2 2 20.0 9 4 5 0 1 1.000 -0 1 -6 60 4.05 1.80 .976 4.46 4.42
1 Season DH 2 1
4 Seasons TOT 180 160 152 1451.2 763 314 433 16 96 .979 -16 -13 -13 -10 4.63 4.15 .982 4.81 4.72
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
2004 KCR AL 21 2B -5 -16 -7 -0 -6 2 -2 -5 -5 3
2005 KCR AL 22 2B -7 -12 -6 -2 -3 -1 -6 -11 -8 1
2007 NYM NL 24 2B -6 -24 -5 -3 -2 -1 -8 -33 -5 -3
2007 NYM NL 24 SS -0 -6 -0 -0 0 0 1 48 1 0
2007 NYM NL 24 3B 0 55 0 0 0 0 1 98 1
2008 ATL NL 25 3B -0 -6 -0 0 -0 0 -1 -17 -1
2008 ATL NL 25 2B 1 60 1 0 1 0 2 88 2 0
4 Seasons 2B -16 -14 -16 -6 -10 0 -14 -12 -16 1
2 Seasons 3B 0 3 0 0 -0 0 0 0 0
1 Season SS -0 -6 -0 -0 0 0 1 60 1 0
4 Seasons TOT -16 -13 -16 -5 -11 0 -13 -10 -15 1

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2004 KCR AL 21 44 41 44 42 0 0 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2005 KCR AL 22 86 75 86 81 0 0 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
2007 NYM NL 24 98 36 98 43 0 0 0 37 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 57 1
2008 ATL NL 25 88 9 88 12 0 0 0 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 2
4 Seasons 316 161 316 178 0 0 0 163 12 5 0 0 0 0 2 142 5
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
2004 KCR AL 21 1636 61% 78% 29% 124 90% 1 78 37 36 5 97 83 11 0 1 3 0 1 2 1 29 10 6 9 3 28 12 16 1 0 1
2005 KCR AL 22 3024 58% 78% 33% 292 92% 0 155 68 64 23 232 195 30 1 2 8 2 3 3 4 50 15 9 21 0 47 21 25 3 2 1
2007 NYM NL 24 1280 62% 77% 30% 106 90% 0 72 31 27 14 71 59 10 0 0 3 0 1 2 2 14 2 3 5 1 12 6 5 2 1 1
2008 ATL NL 25 116 54% 83% 34% 9 89% 0 3 0 2 1 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
4 Seasons 6056 60% 78% 31% 531 91% 1 308 136 129 43 410 346 52 1 3 14 2 5 7 7 95 28 18 36 4 89 40 47 6 3 3
MLB Averages 58% 77% 32% 92%

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%
2007 NYM NL 24 50 66% 76% 36% 6 83% 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 ATL NL 25 262 59% 82% 43% 17 76% 0 2 1 0 1 13 11 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 312 60% 81% 42% 23 78% 0 2 1 0 1 18 15 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 32% 88% 66%

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
2007 NYM NL 24 85 68% 82% 25% 7 86% 0 4 3 1 0 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1 Season 85 68% 82% 25% 7 86% 0 4 3 1 0 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 32% 89%



* - 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

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
2005 AL  5.23 (3rd)

                                         

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