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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)
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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Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 24, 2014 3:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1529. Dick Dietz… #1530. Tony Graffanino… #1531. Frank Baumholtz… #1532. BEN GRIEVE… #1533. Joe Hornung… #1534. Eric Hinske… #1535. Adam Lind… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1997 21 OAK AL 24 108 93 12 29 6 0 3 24 0 0 13 25 .312 .402 .473 .875 132 44 1 1 1 0 1 9
1998 ★ 22 OAK AL 155 678 583 94 168 41 2 18 89 2 2 85 123 .288 .386 .458 .844 123 267 18 9 0 1 3 *9/D AS,RoY-1
1999 23 OAK AL 148 558 486 80 129 21 0 28 86 4 0 63 108 .265 .358 .481 .840 118 234 17 8 0 1 2 *7/9D
2000 24 OAK AL 158 675 594 92 166 40 1 27 104 3 0 73 130 .279 .359 .487 .845 116 289 32 3 0 5 2 *7D
2001 25 TBD AL 154 639 542 72 143 30 2 11 72 7 1 87 159 .264 .372 .387 .760 104 210 13 8 0 2 2 *97D
2002 26 TBD AL 136 561 482 62 121 30 0 19 64 8 2 69 121 .251 .353 .432 .784 111 208 15 8 0 2 5 *9D
2003 27 TBD AL 55 205 165 28 38 7 0 4 17 0 0 32 41 .230 .371 .345 .716 96 57 3 6 0 2 1 D9
2004 28 TOT NL 123 294 250 30 65 17 0 8 35 0 0 39 70 .260 .361 .424 .785 103 106 4 2 0 3 5 9/D7
2004 28 MIL NL 108 275 234 28 61 15 0 7 29 0 0 39 65 .261 .364 .415 .778 101 97 4 0 0 2 5 9/D
2004 28 CHC NL 15 19 16 2 4 2 0 1 6 0 0 0 5 .250 .316 .563 .878 119 9 0 2 0 1 0 /97
2005 29 CHC NL 23 25 20 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 7 .250 .400 .250 .650 74 5 0 0 0 0 1 /7
9 Yrs 976 3743 3215 471 864 192 5 118 492 24 5 466 784 .269 .367 .442 .809 113 1420 103 45 1 16 22
162 Game Avg. 162 621 534 78 143 32 1 20 82 4 1 77 130 .269 .367 .442 .809 113 236 17 7 0 3 4
OAK (4 yrs) 485 2019 1756 278 492 108 3 76 303 9 2 234 386 .280 .370 .475 .845 120 834 68 21 1 7 8
TBD (3 yrs) 345 1405 1189 162 302 67 2 34 153 15 3 188 321 .254 .364 .399 .764 106 475 31 22 0 6 8
CHC (2 yrs) 38 44 36 3 9 2 0 1 7 0 0 5 12 .250 .364 .389 .753 95 14 0 2 0 1 1
MIL (1 yr) 108 275 234 28 61 15 0 7 29 0 0 39 65 .261 .364 .415 .778 101 97 4 0 0 2 5
AL (7 yrs) 830 3424 2945 440 794 175 5 110 456 24 5 422 707 .270 .368 .444 .812 114 1309 99 43 1 13 16
NL (2 yrs) 146 319 270 31 70 17 0 8 36 0 0 44 77 .259 .364 .411 .775 100 111 4 2 0 3 6

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1997 21 OAK AL 24 108 5 0 -0 -6 -1 -3 -0.2 4 1 0.1 .490 .498 0.8 -0.7 8 9
1998 ★ 22 OAK AL 155 678 23 1 -1 -20 -6 -3 -0.2 25 22 2.1 .498 .498 4.1 -2.5 42 $172,000 *9/D AS,RoY-1
1999 23 OAK AL 148 558 14 1 -0 -19 -6 -10 -0.8 21 11 1.1 .494 .495 2.9 -2.3 31 $300,000 *7/9D
2000 24 OAK AL 158 675 16 1 -3 -7 -7 -1 0.0 25 24 2.3 .499 .499 3.0 -1.2 31 $750,000 *7D
2001 25 TBD AL 154 639 5 -0 0 -7 -8 -11 -0.9 24 13 1.4 .493 .494 2.0 -1.4 20 $2,750,000 *97D
2002 26 TBD AL 136 561 8 -2 1 -8 -6 -7 -0.6 21 14 1.3 .495 .496 2.1 -1.3 21 $4,000,000 *9D
2003 27 TBD AL 55 205 2 -2 1 0 -4 -3 -0.3 8 5 0.5 .495 .498 0.4 -0.4 5 $5,500,000 D9
2004 28 MIL NL 108 275 0 -1 0 -12 -2 -14 -1.5 9 -6 -0.6 .487 .491 0.6 -1.5 6 $700,000 9/D
2004 28 CHC NL 15 19 0 -0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 /97
2005 29 CHC NL 23 25 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .497 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /7
9 Seasons 976 3743 73 -2 -3 -80 -40 -52 -4.6 138 86 8.4 .495 .496 15.9 -11.3 166 $14,172,000
OAK (4 yrs) 485 2019 58 3 -5 -53 -20 -17 -1.2 75 58 5.8 .497 .497 10.7 -6.7 112 $1,222,000
TBD (3 yrs) 345 1405 15 -4 2 -15 -18 -21 -1.8 53 32 3.2 .494 .495 4.5 -3.1 46 $12,250,000
CHC (2 yrs) 38 44 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 1 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 -0.0 1
MIL (1 yr) 108 275 0 -1 0 -12 -2 -14 -1.5 9 -6 -0.6 .487 .491 0.6 -1.5 6 $700,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2000 24 OAK AL ALDS NYY L 5 20 17 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 .118 .250 .118 .368 2 2 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 5 20 17 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 .118 .250 .118 .368 2 2 0 0 0 0

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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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Doubles s c a p y
1998 AL  41 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1998 AL  85 (10th)
2001 AL  87 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2000 AL  130 (8th)
2001 AL  159 (2nd)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1998 AL  18 (9th)
2000 AL  32 (1st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1998 AL  3.4 (8th)

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)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1732), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1234), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1292), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (213th), 8.4 career WAR/8.9 7yr-peak WAR/8.6 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1998 22 Oakland Athletics $172,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 23 Oakland Athletics $300,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
2000 24 Oakland Athletics $750,000 ? 4/5/00 AP
2001 25 Tampa Bay Devil Rays $2,750,000 ? 4/6/01 USA Today
2002 26 Tampa Bay Devil Rays $4,000,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 27 Tampa Bay Devil Rays $5,500,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 28 Milwaukee Brewers $700,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$14,172,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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French: Ben Grieve statistiques
Japanese: ベン・グリーブ 統計

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