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Ben Grieve    \GREEV\

Benjamin Grieve

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: May 4, 1976 in Arlington, TX
High School: James W. Martin HS (Arlington, TX)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1994 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 1994. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1997 (Age 21.122, 14,758th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1998 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/DevilRays/Brewers/Cubs 1997-2005
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Final Game: October 2, 2005 (Age 29.151)
Relatives: Son of Tom Grieve
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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
1997 OAK AL 21 OF 24 22 22 208.1 40 39 1 0 1 1.000 -6 -37 1.73 1.67 .982 2.32 2.30
1997 OAK AL 21 RF 24 22 22 208.1 40 39 1 0 1 1.000 -6 -37 1.73 1.67 .978 2.18 2.16
1998 OAK AL 22 OF 151 150 127 1280.2 271 262 7 2 0 .993 -20 -19 1.89 1.78 .985 2.31 2.29 AS,RoY-1
1998 OAK AL 22 RF 151 150 127 1280.2 269 261 6 2 0 .993 -20 -19 1.88 1.77 .983 2.13 2.11 AS,RoY-1
1998 OAK AL 22 DH 3 3 AS,RoY-1
1999 OAK AL 23 OF 137 132 66 1038.2 241 232 6 3 2 .988 -19 -22 2.06 1.74 .984 2.30 2.27
1999 OAK AL 23 LF 131 127 62 989.2 228 220 5 3 2 .987 -18 -22 2.05 1.72 .985 2.08 2.05
1999 OAK AL 23 RF 8 5 4 49.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -37 2.39 1.63 .982 2.11 2.08
1999 OAK AL 23 DH 4 4
2000 OAK AL 24 LF 144 144 70 1161.1 248 239 6 3 0 .988 -7 -7 1.90 1.70 .985 2.16 2.14
2000 OAK AL 24 OF 144 144 70 1161.1 246 237 6 3 0 .988 -7 -7 1.88 1.69 .985 2.36 2.33
2000 OAK AL 24 DH 12 11
2001 TBD AL 25 OF 120 118 100 1012.1 248 240 4 4 0 .984 -7 -8 2.17 2.03 .984 2.30 2.28
2001 TBD AL 25 RF 64 62 60 540.2 120 117 0 3 0 .975 -8 -18 1.95 1.83 .982 2.09 2.07
2001 TBD AL 25 LF 56 56 40 471.2 128 123 4 1 0 .992 1 2 2.42 2.27 .981 2.14 2.12
2001 TBD AL 25 DH 32 32
2002 TBD AL 26 OF 118 117 111 1039.1 258 249 6 3 2 .988 -8 -9 2.21 2.16 .985 2.35 2.32
2002 TBD AL 26 RF 118 117 111 1039.1 258 249 6 3 2 .988 -8 -9 2.21 2.16 .982 2.12 2.10
2002 TBD AL 26 DH 16 16
2003 TBD AL 27 DH 37 36
2003 TBD AL 27 OF 10 10 8 85.0 19 17 1 1 1 .947 -1 0 -11 0 1.91 1.80 .985 2.35 2.33
2003 TBD AL 27 RF 10 10 8 85.0 19 17 1 1 1 .947 -1 0 -11 0 1.91 1.80 .980 2.11 2.09
2004 TOT NL 28 OF 69 66 20 484.0 113 109 0 4 0 .965 -7 -12 -18 -29 2.03 1.58 .982 2.16 2.14
2004 TOT NL 28 RF 68 66 20 483.0 112 108 0 4 0 .964 -7 -12 -18 -29 2.01 1.59 .980 2.09 2.07
2004 MIL NL 28 OF 65 64 20 470.1 110 106 0 4 0 .964 -6 -12 -17 -30 2.03 1.63 .982 2.16 2.14
2004 MIL NL 28 RF 65 64 20 470.1 110 106 0 4 0 .964 -6 -12 -17 -31 2.03 1.63 .980 2.09 2.07
2004 MIL NL 28 DH 1 1
2004 CHC NL 28 OF 4 2 0 13.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -61 0 1.98 0.75 .983 2.17 2.15
2004 CHC NL 28 RF 3 2 0 12.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -85 0 1.42 0.67 .980 2.06 2.07
2004 CHC NL 28 LF 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 240 0 9.00 1.00 .980 1.80 1.80
2005 CHC NL 29 LF 1 1 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.93 1.90
2005 CHC NL 29 OF 1 1 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.19 2.20
9 Seasons OF 774 760 524 6316.2 1436 1385 31 20 6 .986 -76 -12 -14 -25 2.02 1.83 .984 2.31 2.28
7 Seasons RF 443 432 352 3686.0 831 803 15 13 4 .984 -52 -12 -17 -25 2.00 1.85 .982 2.12 2.10
5 Seasons LF 333 328 172 2630.2 605 583 15 7 2 .988 -24 0 -11 0 2.05 1.80 .984 2.13 2.10
7 Seasons DH 105 103
9 Seasons TOT 774 760 524 6316.2 1436 1385 31 20 6 .986 -76 -12 -14 -13 2.02 1.83 .984 2.31 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
1997 OAK AL 21 RF -6 -37 -4 -4 -0 -2
1998 OAK AL 22 RF -20 -19 -18 -10 -7 -3
1999 OAK AL 23 LF -18 -22 -15 -13 -2 -3
1999 OAK AL 23 RF -2 -37 -2 -2 0 0
2000 OAK AL 24 LF -7 -7 -4 -4 -1 -3
2001 TBD AL 25 RF -8 -18 -3 -0 -3 -5
2001 TBD AL 25 LF 1 2 -0 4 -4 1
2002 TBD AL 26 RF -8 -9 -6 -1 -5 -1
2003 TBD AL 27 RF -1 -11 -1 -0 -0 0 0 0 -1 1
2004 MIL NL 28 RF -6 -17 -4 0 -4 -3 -12 -31 -6 -4
2004 CHC NL 28 RF -1 -85 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0
2004 CHC NL 28 LF 0 240 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 CHC NL 29 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons RF -52 -17 -37 -18 -20 -15 -12 -25 -7 -3
5 Seasons LF -24 -11 -19 -12 -7 -5 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons TOT -83 -15 -59 -29 -30 -24 -12 -13 -7 -3

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1997 OAK AL 21 24 22 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 24 0 2 0
1998 OAK AL 22 155 153 155 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 151 151 3 2 0
1999 OAK AL 23 148 136 148 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 131 0 8 139 4 9 1
2000 OAK AL 24 158 155 158 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 144 12 3 0
2001 TBD AL 25 154 150 154 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 0 64 120 32 2 0
2002 TBD AL 26 136 133 136 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 118 118 16 3 0
2003 TBD AL 27 55 46 55 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 37 9 0
2004 MIL NL 28 108 65 108 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 65 1 42 0
2004 CHC NL 28 15 2 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 0 12 0
2005 CHC NL 29 23 1 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 22 0
9 Seasons 976 863 976 774 0 0 0 0 0 0 333 0 443 776 105 106 1
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 -- 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%
1997 OAK AL 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 22 9 0 8 1 0 8 4 0 3 0 1 3 3 0 44 17 38.6% 26 1 2.3% 0 957 55% 76% 41% 106 37%
1998 OAK AL 22 2 0 2 0 2 6 0 3 1 2 60 29 0 27 8 1 21 10 1 19 7 0 28 9 0 155 63 40.6% 89 2 1.3% 4 5623 54% 80% 42% 514 52%
1999 OAK AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 9 4 44.4% 4 1 11.1% 0 227 52% 79% 41% 26 50%
2001 TBD AL 25 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 38 20 0 9 0 0 7 5 0 8 0 0 16 4 0 78 29 37.2% 49 0 0.0% 0 2364 59% 77% 45% 222 54%
2002 TBD AL 26 3 0 2 1 1 6 0 1 3 1 62 33 3 23 9 0 17 10 0 16 3 1 31 16 0 149 71 47.7% 74 4 2.7% 2 4633 58% 79% 48% 489 52%
2003 TBD AL 27 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 13 7 53.8% 6 0 0.0% 1 389 60% 79% 37% 34 50%
2004 MIL NL 28 4 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 11 0 17 3 0 12 8 0 8 1 0 9 3 0 71 26 36.6% 45 0 0.0% 0 2034 63% 76% 38% 238 45%
2004 CHC NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 54 54% 74% 39% 5 40%
7 Seasons 13 0 11 2 6 15 1 4 4 5 215 106 3 88 23 1 70 40 2 57 11 2 92 37 0 522 217 41.6% 296 8 1.5% 7 16281 57% 78% 43% 1634 50%
MLB Averages 45.3% 2.4% 58% 77% 41% 51%

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%
1999 OAK AL 23 3 0 3 0 1 5 0 1 1 2 54 43 0 34 10 2 39 21 0 11 4 0 19 15 1 157 93 59.2% 60 3 1.9% 2 4361 53% 79% 41% 490 46%
2000 OAK AL 24 3 0 3 0 1 6 1 4 1 1 65 53 0 44 14 0 45 25 1 15 3 0 21 19 0 190 114 60.0% 74 1 0.5% 5 5171 54% 77% 41% 555 44%
2001 TBD AL 25 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 1 23 21 0 15 3 0 16 12 2 10 1 0 12 12 0 76 49 64.5% 25 2 2.6% 2 2115 53% 78% 47% 246 51%
2004 CHC NL 28 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 0 0 0 3 100% 33% 33% 1 100%
2005 CHC NL 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 0 0 0 27 56% 78% 19% 0
5 Seasons 7 0 6 1 2 15 1 6 2 4 142 117 0 93 27 2 100 58 3 36 8 0 52 46 1 423 256 60.5% 159 6 1.4% 9 11677 54% 78% 42% 1292 46%
MLB Averages 63.2% 2.6% 58% 77% 41% 47%



* - 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

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2000 AL  144 (3rd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2000 AL  3 (4th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1998 AL  151 (1st)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2002 AL  249 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2002 AL  2 (4th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1999 AL  .987 (3rd)
2000 AL  .988 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
2002 AL  2.21 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2002 AL  2.16 (4th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1998 AL  .993 (2nd)
2002 AL  .988 (2nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1998 AL  .993 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1997 AL  born 1976-05-04 (1st)

                                         

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