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Ron Oester

Ronald John Oester

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 5, 1956 in Cincinnati, OH
High School: Withrow HS (Cincinnati, OH)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 9th round of the 1974 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1978 (Age 22.128)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1980 season [*]
Team: Reds 1978-1990
Agents: Ed Keating [*]
Final Game: October 3, 1990 (Age 34.151)
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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 Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1978 CIN NL 22 SS 6 1 1 22.0 12 3 9 0 2 1.000 -0 -11 4.91 2.00 .966 4.87 4.83
1979 CIN NL 23 SS 2 0 0 5.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -24 5.40 1.50 .967 5.04 5.00
1980 CIN NL 24 2B 79 71 59 617.1 345 144 194 7 42 .980 -1 -3 4.93 4.28 .980 5.49 5.49 RoY-4
1980 CIN NL 24 SS 17 8 6 93.1 45 16 27 2 4 .956 -1 -12 4.15 2.53 .966 5.00 5.02 RoY-4
1980 CIN NL 24 3B 3 1 0 16.0 5 1 3 1 0 .800 -0 -30 2.25 1.33 .948 2.87 2.87 RoY-4
1981 CIN NL 25 2B 103 100 89 874.2 541 202 328 11 61 .980 8 11 5.45 5.15 .982 5.52 5.54
1981 CIN NL 25 SS 9 2 2 35.2 24 11 13 0 3 1.000 2 57 6.06 2.67 .960 5.10 5.12
1982 CIN NL 26 2B 118 109 95 952.0 600 258 325 17 72 .972 -4 -6 5.51 4.94 .978 5.42 5.43
1982 CIN NL 26 SS 29 20 18 203.2 99 37 60 2 11 .980 -2 -15 4.29 3.34 .967 5.01 5.02
1982 CIN NL 26 3B 13 10 8 90.0 30 9 18 3 4 .900 -2 -24 2.70 2.08 .951 2.77 2.78
1983 CIN NL 27 2B 154 152 145 1344.1 745 315 413 17 80 .977 -5 -5 4.87 4.73 .978 5.33 5.31
1984 CIN NL 28 2B 147 140 127 1256.0 760 357 388 15 75 .980 -10 -9 5.34 5.07 .979 5.41 5.39
1984 CIN NL 28 SS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.90
1985 CIN NL 29 2B 149 148 142 1321.1 832 366 457 9 100 .989 14 13 5.61 5.52 .982 5.47 5.47
1986 CIN NL 30 2B 151 148 141 1333.0 861 367 475 19 100 .978 4 4 5.68 5.58 .980 5.21 5.22
1987 CIN NL 31 2B 69 66 62 593.0 379 183 186 10 37 .974 -1 -2 5.60 5.35 .982 5.19 5.16
1988 CIN NL 32 2B 49 40 37 359.2 213 108 104 1 24 .995 2 7 5.30 4.33 .980 5.22 5.23
1988 CIN NL 32 SS 5 2 0 29.0 11 2 9 0 2 1.000 0 8 3.41 2.20 .967 4.62 4.64
1989 CIN NL 33 2B 102 85 69 763.2 457 211 239 7 42 .985 -1 -1 5.30 4.41 .981 5.12 5.12
1989 CIN NL 33 SS 2 2 2 18.0 14 4 10 0 2 1.000 0 13 7.00 7.00 .966 4.50 4.50
1990 CIN NL 34 2B 50 33 26 338.1 171 80 88 3 14 .982 -4 -13 4.47 3.36 .983 5.01 4.98
1990 CIN NL 34 3B 3 1 1 15.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 -0 -40 1.20 0.67 .947 2.76 2.70
11 Seasons 2B 1171 1092 992 9753.1 5904 2591 3197 116 647 .980 2 0 5.34 4.94 .980 5.34 5.33
8 Seasons SS 71 35 29 407.2 208 74 130 4 24 .981 -2 -5 4.50 2.87 .966 4.96 4.97
3 Seasons 3B 19 12 9 121.0 38 10 23 5 4 .868 -3 -27 2.45 1.74 .950 2.78 2.78
13 Seasons TOT 1261 1139 1030 10282.0 6150 2675 3350 125 675 .980 -2 -0 5.27 4.78 .980 5.29 5.27
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/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
1978 CIN NL 22 SS -0 -11 -0 -0 -0 0
1979 CIN NL 23 SS -0 -24 -0 0 -0 0
1980 CIN NL 24 2B -1 -3 -2 -2 -0 1
1980 CIN NL 24 SS -1 -12 -1 1 -2 0
1980 CIN NL 24 3B -0 -30 -0 -0 -0 0
1981 CIN NL 25 2B 8 11 7 3 4 1
1981 CIN NL 25 SS 2 57 2 2 -0 0
1982 CIN NL 26 2B -4 -6 -4 4 -8 0
1982 CIN NL 26 SS -2 -15 -2 -1 -2 0
1982 CIN NL 26 3B -2 -24 -2 -1 -1 0
1983 CIN NL 27 2B -5 -5 -6 -2 -4 1
1984 CIN NL 28 2B -10 -9 -6 3 -9 -4
1984 CIN NL 28 SS 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CIN NL 29 2B 14 13 13 8 5 1
1986 CIN NL 30 2B 4 4 6 4 2 -2
1987 CIN NL 31 2B -1 -2 -1 0 -1 0
1988 CIN NL 32 2B 2 7 3 1 2 -1
1988 CIN NL 32 SS 0 8 0 0 -0 0
1989 CIN NL 33 2B -1 -1 1 0 1 -2
1989 CIN NL 33 SS 0 13 0 0 0 0
1990 CIN NL 34 2B -4 -13 -2 1 -3 -2
1990 CIN NL 34 3B -0 -40 -0 -0 0 0
11 Seasons 2B 2 0 9 19 -10 -7
8 Seasons SS -2 -5 -2 2 -4 0
3 Seasons 3B -3 -27 -3 -1 -1 0
13 Seasons TOT -2 -0 5 20 -15 -7
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
1978 CIN NL 22 6 1 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 CIN NL 23 6 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
1980 CIN NL 24 100 80 100 89 0 0 0 80 3 17 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
1981 CIN NL 25 105 102 105 105 0 0 0 103 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1982 CIN NL 26 151 139 151 147 0 0 0 118 14 29 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1983 CIN NL 27 157 152 157 154 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1984 CIN NL 28 150 140 150 147 0 0 0 147 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
1985 CIN NL 29 152 148 152 149 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
1986 CIN NL 30 153 148 153 151 0 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1987 CIN NL 31 69 66 69 69 0 0 0 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 CIN NL 32 54 42 54 52 0 0 0 49 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
1989 CIN NL 33 109 87 109 104 0 0 0 102 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
1990 CIN NL 34 64 34 64 53 0 0 0 50 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
13 Seasons 1276 1139 1276 1228 0 0 0 1172 20 71 0 0 0 0 0 61 12
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
1980 CIN NL 24 2567 58% 83% 27% 236 93% 0 139 47 59 33 191 163 27 0 2 7 0 6 1 3 42 13 7 16 1 37 17 20 2 0 2
1981 CIN NL 25 3706 53% 80% 27% 418 92% 0 208 84 87 37 331 281 47 1 3 11 0 7 4 8 64 18 11 26 3 59 30 29 4 2 2
1982 CIN NL 26 4096 59% 78% 25% 385 95% 1 249 84 117 49 329 290 31 0 3 17 1 15 1 13 71 20 17 22 2 64 25 39 5 4 1
1983 CIN NL 27 5739 53% 79% 24% 507 94% 2 321 126 125 70 419 364 34 0 6 18 1 15 2 13 83 32 14 19 5 73 24 46 10 7 3
1984 CIN NL 28 5407 61% 80% 23% 482 98% 1 352 135 133 84 387 339 35 0 9 15 1 12 2 11 76 28 9 17 4 59 21 38 12 5 5
1985 CIN NL 29 5538 61% 80% 25% 544 99% 0 367 145 151 71 464 408 42 0 6 10 0 10 0 6 100 31 29 19 9 91 28 60 8 4 4
1986 CIN NL 30 5671 63% 81% 31% 566 94% 7 361 118 151 93 481 409 51 4 4 19 1 12 6 9 99 27 21 24 10 85 33 50 12 9 3
1987 CIN NL 31 2521 61% 82% 27% 252 94% 0 177 78 62 37 184 159 21 0 2 10 0 6 4 6 36 14 5 13 0 32 13 19 2 2 0
1988 CIN NL 32 1440 72% 79% 33% 135 93% 0 106 40 50 16 103 87 14 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 25 8 7 4 2 23 6 16 2 0 2
1989 CIN NL 33 3280 64% 79% 32% 308 95% 1 208 81 81 46 240 209 25 0 6 7 0 6 1 4 41 15 10 11 1 38 12 26 2 1 1
1990 CIN NL 34 1426 55% 79% 30% 116 93% 0 77 25 33 19 88 74 12 0 1 3 0 2 1 1 13 2 2 6 1 11 7 4 2 0 2
11 Seasons 41391 60% 80% 27% 3949 95% 12 2565 963 1049 555 3217 2783 339 5 45 118 4 92 22 75 650 208 132 177 38 572 216 347 61 34 25
MLB Averages 59% 81% 29% 94%

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
1978 CIN NL 22 91 66% 69% 25% 9 100% 0 3 2 1 0 10 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0
1979 CIN NL 23 21 86% 81% 38% 3 67% 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 CIN NL 24 391 74% 81% 22% 37 95% 0 16 9 6 1 29 26 3 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 5 1 2 0 1 1 5 3 2 0 0 0
1981 CIN NL 25 131 56% 71% 25% 21 95% 0 12 9 3 0 13 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0
1982 CIN NL 26 851 63% 79% 22% 82 85% 0 35 18 12 5 57 42 14 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 11 4 0 4 0 1 10 5 5 1 0 1
1984 CIN NL 28 3 0% 67% 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
1988 CIN NL 32 109 76% 72% 27% 12 83% 0 2 2 0 0 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
1989 CIN NL 33 78 44% 82% 35% 10 90% 0 4 0 4 0 10 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
8 Seasons 1675 65% 78% 24% 174 89% 0 73 40 27 6 129 102 25 0 0 4 1 2 1 2 25 8 2 8 1 3 23 11 12 2 1 1
MLB Averages 59% 81% 29% 91%

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%
1980 CIN NL 24 74 47% 78% 20% 4 75% 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 CIN NL 26 399 43% 82% 27% 33 73% 0 9 6 0 3 18 13 5 0 2 3 0 3 0 3 4 3 0 3 1 1 0 2 100%
1990 CIN NL 34 56 45% 70% 30% 4 50% 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
3 Seasons 529 44% 80% 26% 41 71% 0 10 6 1 3 23 16 6 0 2 5 0 5 0 5 4 3 0 3 1 1 0 3 67%
MLB Averages 59% 81% 29% 89% 70%



* - 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

Awards (yr lg award)
1988 Hutch Award

Assistss c a p y
1981 NL  341 (5th)
1986 NL  475 (4th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1981 NL  10 (3rd)
1985 NL  14 (5th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
1981 NL  103 (1st)
1983 NL  154 (2nd)
1984 NL  147 (5th)
1985 NL  149 (5th)
1986 NL  151 (4th)
Career  1,171 (88th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
1981 NL  202 (5th)
1984 NL  357 (3rd)
1985 NL  366 (2nd)
1986 NL  367 (1st)
Career  2,591 (89th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
1981 NL  328 (3rd)
1985 NL  457 (4th)
1986 NL  475 (4th)
Career  3,197 (97th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1981 NL  11 (3rd)
1982 NL  17 (4th)
1983 NL  17 (2nd)
1984 NL  15 (4th)
1986 NL  19 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
1981 NL  61 (3rd)
1985 NL  100 (4th)
1986 NL  100 (3rd)
Career  647 (95th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1981 NL  8 (1st)
1985 NL  14 (2nd)
1986 NL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1982 NL  5.51 (5th)
1985 NL  5.61 (3rd)
1986 NL  5.68 (2nd)
1989 NL  5.30 (3rd)
Career  5.34 (22nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1985 NL  5.52 (3rd)
1986 NL  5.58 (1st)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1985 NL  .989 (2nd)
1986 NL  .978 (5th)
Career  .980 (98th)

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