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Tom Niedenfuer

Thomas Edward Niedenfuer (Buff)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 225 lb.

Born: August 13, 1959 in St. Louis Park, MN
High School: Redmond HS (Redmond, WA)
School: Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
Signed
by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1980. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 15, 1981 (Age 22.002)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Orioles/Cardinals/Mariners 1981-1990
Agents: Leigh Steinberg [*]
Final Game: September 20, 1990 (Age 31.038)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1981 LAD NL 21 P 17 0 0 26.0 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 2.08 0.35 .958 1.97 1.98 3 2 40% 33% 0
1982 LAD NL 22 P 55 0 0 69.2 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.03 0.15 .952 1.96 1.97 9 4 31% 32% 0
1983 LAD NL 23 P 66 0 0 94.2 17 8 8 1 0 .941 1.52 0.24 .952 1.92 1.91 8 1 11% 33% 1
1984 LAD NL 24 P 33 0 0 47.1 7 1 5 1 0 .857 1.14 0.18 .954 1.88 1.87 3 4 57% 31% 1
1985 LAD NL 25 P 64 0 0 106.1 15 8 7 0 0 1.000 1.27 0.23 .953 1.92 1.92 10 5 33% 30% 3
1986 LAD NL 26 P 60 0 0 80.0 20 9 10 1 1 .950 2.14 0.32 .955 1.93 1.94 5 5 50% 32% 0
1987 TOT MLB 27 P 60 0 0 68.2 14 7 6 1 2 .929 1.70 0.22 .956 1.86 1.84 8 3 27% 30% 0
1987 LAD NL 27 P 15 0 0 16.1 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 2.76 0.33 .956 1.93 1.90 2 1 33% 29% 0
1987 BAL AL 27 P 45 0 0 52.1 9 5 3 1 1 .889 1.38 0.18 .956 1.84 1.82 6 2 25% 31% 0
1988 BAL AL 28 P 52 0 0 59.0 9 3 5 1 1 .889 1.22 0.15 .961 1.78 1.77 2 2 50% 31% 1
1989 SEA AL 29 P 25 0 0 36.1 13 6 5 2 0 .846 2.72 0.44 .960 1.86 1.85 2 0 0% 32% 0
1990 STL NL 30 P 52 0 0 65.0 12 3 7 2 0 .833 1.38 0.19 .957 1.80 1.79 10 7 41% 29% 0
10 Seasons P 484 0 0 653.0 121 50 62 9 4 .926 1.54 0.23 .956 1.89 1.88 60 33 35% 31% 6
10 Seasons TOT 484 0 0 653.0 121 50 62 9 4 .926 1.54 0.23 .956 1.89 1.88 60 33 35% 31% 6
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
1981 LAD NL 21 P
1982 LAD NL 22 P
1983 LAD NL 23 P
1984 LAD NL 24 P
1985 LAD NL 25 P
1986 LAD NL 26 P
1987 LAD NL 27 P
1987 BAL AL 27 P
1988 BAL AL 28 P
1989 SEA AL 29 P
1990 STL NL 30 P
10 Seasons P
10 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1981 LAD NL 21 17 0 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 LAD NL 22 55 0 55 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 LAD NL 23 66 0 66 66 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 LAD NL 24 33 0 33 32 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 LAD NL 25 64 0 64 64 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 LAD NL 26 60 0 60 60 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 BAL AL 27 45 0 0 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 LAD NL 27 15 0 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 BAL AL 28 52 0 0 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 SEA AL 29 25 0 0 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 STL NL 30 52 0 52 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 484 0 362 483 484 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1981 LAD NL 21 107 87% 21% 5 100% 0 5 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1982 LAD NL 22 299 76% 15% 10 100% 0 2 2 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1983 LAD NL 23 366 77% 17% 8 100% 0 8 0 7 8 6 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1984 LAD NL 24 202 71% 13% 4 100% 0 1 0 1 6 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1985 LAD NL 25 415 73% 15% 5 100% 1 9 1 8 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 LAD NL 26 345 78% 19% 13 92% 0 9 2 6 11 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 80%
1987 BAL AL 27 233 78% 20% 4 75% 0 6 1 5 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1987 LAD NL 27 70 76% 23% 3 100% 0 2 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1988 BAL AL 28 253 77% 17% 5 80% 0 3 0 2 5 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0%
1989 SEA AL 29 171 85% 26% 9 67% 0 6 1 4 5 5 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33%
1990 STL NL 30 277 86% 29% 9 78% 1 3 1 2 7 4 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 67%
10 Seasons 2738 78% 19% 75 89% 2 54 10 38 64 44 2 9 0 5 4 7 3 0 1 2 23 78%
MLB Averages 81% 29% 91% 87%



* - 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.

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