Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  >  >  Fielding

 

Photo of Bill Mueller


Bill Mueller    \Mill-er\

William Richard Mueller

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

Born: March 17, 1971 in Maryland Heights, MO
High School: De Smet Jesuit HS (Creve Coeur, MO)
School: Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 15th round of the 1993 amateur draft.
Signed June 4, 1993. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1996 (Age 25.032, 14,455th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1996 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/RedSox/Cubs/Dodgers 1996-2006
Agents: David Meier,Michael Maas [*]
Last Game: May 11, 2006 (Age 35.055)
    About biographical information

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
1996 SFG NL 25 3B 45 40 40 365.2 117 34 79 4 10 .966 1 2 2.78 2.51 .948 2.71 2.69
1996 SFG NL 25 2B 8 8 6 72.0 39 17 20 2 8 .949 0 3 4.62 4.63 .981 5.09 5.06
1997 SFG NL 26 3B 122 98 93 916.0 317 85 218 14 18 .956 4 6 2.98 2.48 .946 2.66 2.64
1998 SFG NL 27 3B 137 126 117 1137.1 374 83 273 18 32 .952 -0 -0 2.82 2.60 .957 2.73 2.72
1998 SFG NL 27 2B 10 6 3 58.0 31 16 14 1 4 .968 0 8 4.66 3.00 .982 5.09 5.06
1999 SFG NL 28 3B 108 102 97 924.0 288 81 195 12 17 .958 2 3 2.69 2.56 .953 2.69 2.66
1999 SFG NL 28 2B 3 0 0 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -80 3.00 0.67 .980 5.10 5.00
2000 SFG NL 29 3B 145 129 115 1155.1 352 99 244 9 24 .974 1 1 2.67 2.37 .950 2.63 2.61
2000 SFG NL 29 2B 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -72 1.80 0.50 .980 5.04 4.90
2001 CHC NL 30 3B 64 56 51 495.2 137 33 96 8 6 .942 -0 -0 2.34 2.02 .950 2.57 2.54
2001 CHC NL 30 2B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 120 9.00 1.00 .980 4.50 4.80
2002 TOT NL 31 3B 104 90 85 834.2 227 62 159 6 19 .974 1 2 2.38 2.13 .957 2.71 2.69
2002 CHC NL 31 3B 101 88 84 816.2 222 60 156 6 19 .973 1 2 2.38 2.14 .957 2.71 2.69
2002 SFG NL 31 3B 3 2 1 18.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 0 20 2.50 1.67 .956 2.70 2.70
2003 BOS AL 32 3B 135 124 115 1118.1 327 76 235 16 22 .951 -2 1 -2 1 2.50 2.30 .955 2.67 2.64 MVP-12,SS
2003 BOS AL 32 2B 10 10 5 83.0 39 22 17 0 7 1.000 -1 -2 -9 -30 4.23 3.90 .982 4.94 4.89 MVP-12,SS
2003 BOS AL 32 DH 3 0 MVP-12,SS
2003 BOS AL 32 SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00 .970 4.50 4.50 MVP-12,SS
2004 BOS AL 33 3B 96 94 83 827.2 247 71 162 14 15 .943 -5 -6 -8 -9 2.53 2.43 .951 2.64 2.62
2004 BOS AL 33 2B 14 14 13 120.0 59 22 34 3 6 .949 -2 -1 -18 -6 4.20 4.00 .982 4.95 4.91
2005 BOS AL 34 3B 142 140 127 1209.1 362 87 265 10 20 .972 -0 7 -0 7 2.62 2.48 .957 2.76 2.73
2005 BOS AL 34 2B 5 5 4 43.0 24 10 13 1 1 .958 -0 -1 -8 -33 4.81 4.60 .983 4.96 4.90
2006 LAD NL 35 3B 30 30 27 256.0 84 15 61 8 7 .905 -3 -2 -12 -9 2.67 2.53 .954 2.70 2.68
11 Seasons 3B 1128 1029 950 9240.0 2832 726 1987 119 190 .958 -1 0 -0 0 2.64 2.41 .953 2.68 2.66
8 Seasons 2B 53 43 31 388.0 196 90 99 7 26 .964 -3 -4 -8 -19 4.38 3.57 .982 5.00 4.96
1 Season DH 3 0
1 Season SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00 .970 4.50 4.50
11 Seasons TOT 1182 1072 981 9629.0 3029 817 2086 126 216 .958 -4 -4 -0 -1 2.71 2.46 .955 2.78 2.76
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
1996 SFG NL 25 3B 1 2 -0 -1 1 1
1996 SFG NL 25 2B 0 3 0 1 -1 0
1997 SFG NL 26 3B 4 6 4 3 1 0
1998 SFG NL 27 3B -0 -0 -2 0 -2 2
1998 SFG NL 27 2B 0 8 0 0 0 0
1999 SFG NL 28 3B 2 3 3 -2 5 -1
1999 SFG NL 28 2B -0 -80 -0 -0 -0 0
2000 SFG NL 29 3B 1 1 1 5 -3 0
2000 SFG NL 29 2B -0 -72 -0 0 -0 0
2001 CHC NL 30 3B -0 -0 -0 -2 2 0
2001 CHC NL 30 2B 0 120 0 0 0 0
2002 CHC NL 31 3B 1 2 0 6 -6 1
2002 SFG NL 31 3B 0 20 0 0 -0 0
2003 BOS AL 32 3B -2 -2 -2 2 -4 0 1 1 2 -1
2003 BOS AL 32 2B -1 -9 -1 0 -1 0 -2 -30 -2 0
2003 BOS AL 32 SS 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 BOS AL 33 3B -5 -8 -5 -4 -2 0 -6 -9 -5 1
2004 BOS AL 33 2B -2 -18 -2 -2 0 0 -1 -6 -1 0
2005 BOS AL 34 3B -0 -0 -0 4 -5 0 7 7 5 1
2005 BOS AL 34 2B -0 -8 -0 1 -1 0 -1 -33 -1 0
2006 LAD NL 35 3B -3 -12 -4 -3 -1 1 -2 -9 0 -1
11 Seasons 3B -1 -0 -5 9 -14 4 0 0 2 0
8 Seasons 2B -3 -8 -3 1 -4 0 -4 -19 -4 0
1 Season SS 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons TOT -4 -0 -8 10 -17 4 -4 -1 -2 0 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
1996 SFG NL 25 55 48 55 51 0 0 0 8 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1997 SFG NL 26 128 98 128 122 0 0 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
1998 SFG NL 27 145 132 145 142 0 0 0 10 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
1999 SFG NL 28 116 103 116 109 0 0 0 3 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2000 SFG NL 29 153 129 153 146 0 0 0 2 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
2001 CHC NL 30 70 56 70 65 0 0 0 1 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
2002 CHC NL 31 103 88 103 101 0 0 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2002 SFG NL 31 8 2 8 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2003 BOS AL 32 146 134 146 141 0 0 0 10 135 1 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
2004 BOS AL 33 110 108 110 110 0 0 0 14 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2005 BOS AL 34 150 145 150 146 0 0 0 5 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2006 LAD NL 35 32 30 32 30 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
11 Seasons 1216 1073 1216 1166 0 0 0 53 1128 1 0 0 0 0 3 79 6
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 -- 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%
1996 SFG NL 25 1613 62% 80% 32% 117 89% 1 34 23 6 5 79 60 16 1 3 4 0 4 0 3 10 7 1 9 1 1 0 2 100%
1997 SFG NL 26 3983 64% 77% 33% 315 88% 2 84 60 10 14 216 181 26 5 3 14 0 11 3 13 18 12 2 16 1 1 0 12 58%
1998 SFG NL 27 4904 62% 76% 34% 396 85% 1 83 63 11 9 275 215 55 1 1 18 1 14 3 15 32 24 1 27 5 4 1 11 91%
1999 SFG NL 28 4043 65% 76% 29% 294 85% 2 81 61 10 10 195 151 35 5 4 12 0 10 2 11 17 8 3 13 3 2 1 19 68%
2000 SFG NL 29 5014 63% 75% 28% 333 95% 2 97 67 13 17 243 200 38 3 6 9 0 4 5 7 24 16 2 20 2 1 1 20 55%
2001 CHC NL 30 2142 58% 70% 29% 128 93% 2 33 25 1 7 96 79 11 0 1 8 0 5 3 5 6 3 0 3 1 1 0 10 60%
2002 CHC NL 31 3527 55% 71% 27% 211 95% 2 59 45 4 10 154 129 22 2 2 6 0 2 4 5 19 12 2 15 1 1 0 14 64%
2002 SFG NL 31 77 36% 69% 31% 6 83% 0 2 2 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2003 BOS AL 32 4831 50% 76% 35% 346 85% 2 76 58 13 5 234 192 35 3 3 16 1 13 2 12 22 14 3 19 2 1 1 10 50%
2004 BOS AL 33 3524 47% 76% 33% 259 83% 1 71 56 3 12 162 126 32 1 3 14 0 4 10 12 15 13 1 15 0 0 0 9 78%
2005 BOS AL 34 5257 53% 79% 33% 378 88% 1 87 71 1 15 264 228 33 2 5 10 0 2 8 5 20 19 0 19 0 0 0 7 71%
2006 LAD NL 35 1091 58% 79% 35% 88 85% 0 15 14 1 0 61 51 9 0 0 8 1 1 6 4 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 3 33%
11 Seasons 40006 58% 76% 32% 2871 88% 16 722 545 73 104 1982 1614 313 23 31 119 3 70 46 92 190 135 15 163 16 12 4 118 64%
MLB Averages 58% 77% 31% 88% 62%

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
1996 SFG NL 25 327 64% 82% 31% 27 78% 0 17 4 10 3 20 18 2 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 8 1 3 2 1 8 4 4 0 0 0
1998 SFG NL 27 244 62% 76% 27% 20 90% 0 15 7 4 4 14 12 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0
1999 SFG NL 28 30 53% 70% 27% 4 50% 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 SFG NL 29 20 60% 85% 35% 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
2001 CHC NL 30 6 67% 83% 33% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 BOS AL 32 366 54% 80% 28% 21 100% 0 22 7 11 4 17 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 1 2 1 6 3 3 1 1 0
2004 BOS AL 33 500 45% 77% 33% 46 91% 0 22 10 9 3 34 31 3 0 0 3 0 1 2 1 6 2 0 3 0 5 3 2 0 0 0
2005 BOS AL 34 183 54% 75% 30% 19 89% 0 10 5 3 2 13 13 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
8 Seasons 1676 55% 78% 30% 138 88% 0 88 35 37 16 99 88 11 0 1 7 0 5 2 4 26 6 7 7 2 23 10 13 1 1 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 31% 93%

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
2003 BOS AL 32 4 50% 75% 0% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 4 50% 75% 0% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 31% 90%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
2012 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2003 AL (12, 11%)
0.11 Career Shares (914th)

Silver Sluggers
2003 AL (3B)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
2000 NL  145 (3rd)
Career  1,128 (82nd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
2000 NL  99 (3rd)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
Career  1,987 (93rd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1998 NL  18 (3rd)
2003 AL  16 (5th)
2004 AL  14 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1998 NL  32 (3rd)
2000 NL  24 (4th)
Career  190 (77th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1997 NL  2.98 (4th)
Career  2.64 (81st)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1997 NL  .956 (4th)
2000 NL  .974 (1st)
2005 AL  .972 (2nd)
Career  .958 (76th)

             

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball Library     Baseball-Almanac.com     Retrosheet     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Bill Mueller    

Name and misspellings: William Bill billy Richard Will William meuller muellar Mueller

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.