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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, 11,722nd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1980 season [*]
Team: Reds 1978-1990
Agents: Ed Keating [*]
Last Game: October 3, 1990 (Age 34.151)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #1458. Dave Robertson… #1459. Greg Gross… #1460. Les Bell… #1461. RON OESTER… #1462. Vance Law… #1463. Ben Grieve… #1464. Max West… 

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
1978 22 CIN NL 6 9 8 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .375 .375 .375 .750 111 3 0 0 1 0 0 /6
1979 23 CIN NL 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /6
1980 24 CIN NL 100 335 303 40 84 16 2 2 20 6 2 26 44 .277 .336 .363 .699 95 110 7 1 5 0 7 46/5 RoY-4
1981 25 CIN NL 105 408 354 45 96 16 7 5 42 2 5 42 49 .271 .342 .398 .741 109 141 8 0 5 7 8 *4/6
1982 26 CIN NL 151 595 549 63 143 19 4 9 47 5 6 35 82 .260 .303 .359 .662 84 197 16 0 8 3 8 *465
1983 27 CIN NL 157 613 549 63 145 23 5 11 58 2 2 49 106 .264 .322 .384 .707 93 211 17 1 7 6 14 *4
1984 28 CIN NL 150 601 553 54 134 26 3 3 38 7 2 41 97 .242 .295 .316 .612 70 175 16 1 5 1 7 *4/6
1985 29 CIN NL 152 584 526 59 155 26 3 1 34 5 0 51 65 .295 .354 .361 .715 98 190 13 0 2 5 17 *4
1986 30 CIN NL 153 586 523 52 135 23 2 8 44 9 2 52 84 .258 .325 .356 .680 85 186 18 1 7 3 16 *4
1987 31 CIN NL 69 261 237 28 60 9 6 2 23 2 3 22 51 .253 .317 .367 .684 78 87 8 0 2 0 4 4
1988 32 CIN NL 54 163 150 20 42 7 0 0 10 0 2 9 24 .280 .319 .327 .645 83 49 2 0 3 1 3 4/6
1989 33 CIN NL 109 337 305 23 75 15 0 1 14 1 0 32 47 .246 .318 .305 .622 76 93 10 0 0 0 8 4/6
1990 34 CIN NL 64 171 154 10 46 10 1 0 13 1 2 10 29 .299 .339 .377 .716 94 58 1 0 6 1 1 4/5
13 Yrs 1276 4666 4214 458 1118 190 33 42 344 40 26 369 681 .265 .323 .356 .679 87 1500 116 4 51 27 93
162 Game Avg. 162 592 535 58 142 24 4 5 44 5 3 47 86 .265 .323 .356 .679 87 190 15 1 6 3 12

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
1978 22 CIN NL 6 9 0 -0 0 -0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.1 0.0 0 /6
1979 23 CIN NL 6 3 -1 -0 0 -0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .487 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /6
1980 24 CIN NL 100 335 -2 2 0 -3 4 1 0.0 11 12 1.2 .501 .501 1.5 0.1 15 46/5 RoY-4
1981 25 CIN NL 105 408 4 -2 0 10 4 15 1.8 14 29 3.2 .516 .511 1.9 1.6 19 *4/6
1982 26 CIN NL 151 595 -12 1 -1 -9 6 -15 -1.6 20 6 0.4 .489 .490 1.2 -0.3 14 *465
1983 27 CIN NL 157 613 -9 -0 -1 -5 5 -10 -1.3 21 11 0.9 .493 .493 1.4 -0.1 16 *4
1984 28 CIN NL 150 601 -21 1 -0 -10 5 -25 -2.8 21 -4 -0.7 .481 .483 0.2 -0.5 5 *4/6
1985 29 CIN NL 152 584 -3 1 -1 14 5 15 1.7 20 35 3.7 .511 .510 2.0 2.1 21 $550,000 *4
1986 30 CIN NL 153 586 -14 1 1 4 5 -3 -0.3 20 17 1.7 .498 .498 1.1 1.0 13 $650,000 *4
1987 31 CIN NL 69 261 -10 -1 -0 -1 2 -10 -1.0 9 -1 -0.1 .485 .494 -0.0 0.1 1 $750,000 4
1988 32 CIN NL 54 163 -3 -1 0 2 2 0 -0.0 6 6 0.6 .500 .500 0.3 0.5 3 $290,000 4/6
1989 33 CIN NL 109 337 -9 -1 -1 -0 3 -8 -1.0 11 3 0.1 .492 .494 0.1 0.2 3 $650,000 4/6
1990 34 CIN NL 64 171 -1 -2 1 -4 1 -5 -0.6 6 0 -0.0 .491 .496 0.4 -0.3 4 $650,000 4/5
13 Seasons 1276 4666 -82 -2 -1 -2 41 -45 -5.1 158 113 10.9 .496 .497 10.1 4.3 115 $3,540,000

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
1990 34 CIN NL NLCS PIT W 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
1990 ❍ 34 CIN NL WS OAK W 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 5 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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 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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Awards (yr lg award)
1988 Hutch Award

Defensive WARs c a p y
1981 NL  1.6 (4th)
1985 NL  2.1 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1983 NL  157 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1981 NL  7 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1985 NL  125 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1981 NL  7 (2nd)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1981 NL  8 (8th)
1983 NL  14 (9th)
1985 NL  17 (4th)
1986 NL  16 (5th)
Career  93 (144th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1982 NL  16 (7th)
1983 NL  17 (6th)
1984 NL  16 (7th)
1986 NL  18 (6th)

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 (89th)

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 (99th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2306), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 15 (1113), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (173rd), 10.9 career WAR/11.6 7yr-peak WAR/11.3 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 5, 1974: Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 9th round of the 1974 amateur draft.
  • October 21, 1987: Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
  • January 29, 1988: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • November 4, 1988: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 2, 1988: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • November 5, 1990: Granted Free Agency.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1985 29 Cincinnati Reds $550,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 30 Cincinnati Reds $650,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 31 Cincinnati Reds $750,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 32 Cincinnati Reds $290,000 ? 12/13/88 NYT
1989 33 Cincinnati Reds $650,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 34 Cincinnati Reds $650,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,540,000
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.

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