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John Olerud    \OLE-le-RUDE\

John Garrett Olerud

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: August 5, 1968 in Seattle, WA
High School: Interlake HS (Bellevue, WA)
School: Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
Drafted
by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the 1989 amateur draft.
Signed August 26, 1989. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1989 (Age 21.029)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1990 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Mariners/Mets/RedSox/Yankees 1989-2005

Final Game: October 2, 2005 (Age 37.058)
Relatives: Cousin of Dale Sveum
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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 Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1989 TOR AL 20 1B 5 1 1 16.0 21 19 2 0 0 1.000 0 8 11.81 4.20 .993 9.79 9.68
1989 TOR AL 20 DH 1 0
1990 TOR AL 21 DH 90 86 RoY-4
1990 TOR AL 21 1B 18 15 14 144.0 145 133 10 2 10 .986 2 17 8.94 7.94 .992 9.63 9.53 RoY-4
1991 TOR AL 22 1B 135 124 115 1126.1 1203 1120 78 5 77 .996 6 6 9.57 8.87 .992 9.75 9.74
1991 TOR AL 22 DH 1 0
1992 TOR AL 23 1B 133 125 112 1096.1 1145 1057 81 7 72 .994 2 3 9.34 8.56 .993 9.68 9.64
1992 TOR AL 23 DH 1 0
1993 TOR AL 24 1B 137 137 132 1205.1 1267 1160 97 10 107 .992 4 4 9.39 9.18 .993 9.57 9.48 AS,MVP-3
1993 TOR AL 24 DH 20 20 AS,MVP-3
1994 TOR AL 25 1B 104 101 97 900.0 898 824 68 6 83 .993 11 15 8.92 8.58 .992 9.57 9.49
1994 TOR AL 25 DH 3 3
1995 TOR AL 26 1B 133 132 126 1173.0 1192 1099 89 4 103 .997 1 1 9.12 8.93 .993 9.61 9.50
1996 TOR AL 27 1B 101 92 78 823.0 839 781 56 2 107 .998 6 9 9.15 8.29 .992 9.24 9.18
1996 TOR AL 27 DH 15 15
1997 NYM NL 28 1B 146 141 125 1236.1 1419 1292 120 7 125 .995 3 3 10.28 9.67 .993 9.52 9.45
1998 NYM NL 29 1B 157 149 138 1336.2 1379 1258 116 5 119 .996 15 13 9.25 8.75 .993 9.46 9.41 MVP-12
1999 NYM NL 30 1B 160 159 136 1385.2 1458 1344 105 9 127 .994 12 10 9.41 9.06 .993 9.20 9.13
2000 SEA AL 31 1B 158 155 144 1358.2 1408 1271 132 5 154 .996 12 10 9.29 8.88 .993 9.37 9.26 GG
2001 SEA AL 32 1B 158 149 142 1347.2 1341 1211 121 9 116 .993 7 7 8.90 8.43 .993 9.39 9.31 AS
2002 SEA AL 33 1B 152 150 134 1317.2 1275 1169 101 5 122 .996 2 2 8.67 8.36 .993 9.33 9.23 GG
2002 SEA AL 33 DH 2 2 GG
2003 SEA AL 34 1B 152 143 138 1287.0 1224 1096 125 3 126 .998 8 12 7 11 8.54 8.03 .993 9.55 9.46 GG
2004 TOT AL 35 1B 124 118 106 1045.1 994 915 77 2 92 .998 2 3 3 3 8.54 8.00 .994 9.31 9.25
2004 SEA AL 35 1B 77 71 67 645.1 601 548 52 1 58 .998 -1 1 -1 2 8.37 7.79 .994 9.31 9.25
2004 NYY AL 35 1B 47 47 39 400.0 393 367 25 1 34 .997 3 2 9 6 8.82 8.34 .994 9.31 9.25
2005 BOS AL 36 1B 80 38 36 431.0 457 416 40 1 41 .998 3 4 8 11 9.52 5.70 .994 9.60 9.49
17 Seasons 1B 2053 1929 1774 17230.0 17665 16165 1418 82 1581 .995 97 19 7 8 9.18 8.56 .993 9.47 9.40
8 Seasons DH 133 126
17 Seasons TOT 2053 1929 1774 17230.0 17665 16165 1418 82 1581 .995 97 19 7 5 9.18 8.56 .993 9.47 9.40
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
1989 TOR AL 20 1B 0 8 0 0 -0 0
1990 TOR AL 21 1B 2 17 2 0 2 0
1991 TOR AL 22 1B 6 6 6 3 3 0
1992 TOR AL 23 1B 2 3 2 2 1 0
1993 TOR AL 24 1B 4 4 4 5 -1 0
1994 TOR AL 25 1B 11 15 11 8 3 0
1995 TOR AL 26 1B 1 1 1 1 0 0
1996 TOR AL 27 1B 6 9 5 2 3 1
1997 NYM NL 28 1B 3 3 3 6 -3 0
1998 NYM NL 29 1B 15 13 14 8 6 1
1999 NYM NL 30 1B 12 10 11 5 6 1
2000 SEA AL 31 1B 12 10 10 3 6 2
2001 SEA AL 32 1B 7 7 6 6 -0 1
2002 SEA AL 33 1B 2 2 1 -2 3 1
2003 SEA AL 34 1B 8 7 7 5 2 1 12 11 10 2
2004 SEA AL 35 1B -1 -1 -1 2 -2 0 1 2 -1 1
2004 NYY AL 35 1B 3 9 3 2 1 0 2 6 3 -1
2005 BOS AL 36 1B 3 8 3 1 2 0 4 11 4 0
17 Seasons 1B 97 7 89 57 32 8 19 8 16 2
17 Seasons TOT 99 7 91 60 31 8 19 5 16 2
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
1989 TOR AL 20 6 1 6 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1990 TOR AL 21 111 101 111 18 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 8 0
1991 TOR AL 22 139 124 139 135 0 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 0
1992 TOR AL 23 138 125 138 133 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0
1993 TOR AL 24 158 157 158 137 0 0 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1 0
1994 TOR AL 25 108 104 108 104 0 0 104 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0
1995 TOR AL 26 135 132 135 133 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1996 TOR AL 27 125 107 125 101 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 1
1997 NYM NL 28 154 141 154 146 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1998 NYM NL 29 160 149 160 157 0 0 157 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1999 NYM NL 30 162 159 162 160 0 0 160 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2000 SEA AL 31 159 155 159 158 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2001 SEA AL 32 159 149 159 158 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2002 SEA AL 33 154 152 154 152 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
2003 SEA AL 34 152 143 152 152 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2004 SEA AL 35 78 71 78 77 0 0 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2004 NYY AL 35 49 47 49 47 0 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2005 BOS AL 36 87 38 87 80 0 0 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
17 Seasons 2234 2055 2234 2053 0 0 2053 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 133 102 1
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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 -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1989 TOR AL 20 67 61% 73% 36% 5 100% 0 17 3 12 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1990 TOR AL 21 593 64% 83% 32% 30 90% 0 133 10 123 0 8 10 3 6 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
1991 TOR AL 22 4721 61% 79% 32% 269 94% 1 1119 76 1014 30 114 78 51 12 1 4 5 1 1 3 2 77 3 2 0 70 5 7 2 5 9 67%
1992 TOR AL 23 4613 59% 79% 30% 282 95% 1 1057 96 931 31 102 82 53 15 0 10 7 2 5 0 4 72 3 1 2 64 7 8 4 4 8 88%
1993 TOR AL 24 5219 53% 78% 32% 302 95% 0 1167 79 1058 25 128 95 68 17 1 2 10 1 8 1 9 108 1 0 3 93 5 13 4 9 10 100%
1994 TOR AL 25 4007 56% 75% 29% 249 91% 3 822 72 723 29 95 69 42 16 1 7 6 2 4 0 3 83 2 3 0 73 6 9 3 6 13 69%
1995 TOR AL 26 5238 50% 77% 30% 292 96% 1 1103 88 980 34 115 86 51 25 3 4 4 1 2 1 2 103 4 1 1 93 6 10 3 6 11 100%
1996 TOR AL 27 3489 52% 77% 30% 193 98% 1 785 50 722 12 88 56 37 12 1 2 2 0 2 0 2 107 4 4 0 100 8 6 1 5 11 82%
1997 NYM NL 28 5241 57% 78% 34% 302 93% 3 1290 67 1196 26 103 119 86 23 2 7 7 1 6 0 5 125 4 5 0 111 9 14 2 12 21 95%
1998 NYM NL 29 5637 61% 76% 31% 365 90% 1 1258 86 1154 18 138 116 70 32 3 5 5 2 2 1 2 119 8 3 0 111 12 7 3 4 18 94%
1999 NYM NL 30 5932 64% 74% 29% 345 94% 0 1343 115 1213 15 116 105 71 24 0 1 9 3 6 0 4 127 3 5 2 118 10 8 5 3 24 83%
2000 SEA AL 31 5896 55% 76% 28% 321 97% 0 1268 90 1156 23 113 130 70 41 1 4 5 1 3 1 4 154 8 7 2 146 17 8 2 6 14 64%
2001 SEA AL 32 5602 54% 76% 28% 290 97% 2 1211 84 1108 19 83 121 87 23 2 7 9 0 9 0 7 116 3 7 1 105 11 11 0 11 8 88%
2002 SEA AL 33 5568 53% 77% 27% 286 99% 1 1237 91 1144 3 155 47 16 19 3 1 5 3 2 0 2 122 3 5 0 114 9 8 4 4 4 75%
2003 SEA AL 34 5373 49% 77% 29% 314 97% 0 1097 99 985 11 100 123 88 20 0 5 3 0 2 1 3 126 3 5 0 120 9 6 2 4 10 100%
2004 SEA AL 35 2769 58% 76% 29% 137 98% 0 548 38 501 9 52 52 33 11 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 58 1 2 0 54 3 4 1 3 9 89%
2004 NYY AL 35 1757 43% 77% 31% 91 97% 0 367 23 341 3 44 25 14 7 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 34 1 0 1 28 2 6 0 5 2 50%
2005 BOS AL 36 1808 54% 79% 32% 111 96% 2 416 35 377 4 36 40 23 13 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 41 2 0 0 38 2 3 2 1 3 67%
17 Seasons 73530 56% 77% 30% 4184 95% 16 16238 1202 14738 294 1590 1356 864 317 20 67 82 18 56 8 53 1582 53 50 12 1448 121 128 38 88 176 85%
MLB Averages 58% 78% 32% 93% 84%
Lg PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%



* - 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
2011 BBWAA ( 0.7%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1993 AL (3, 51%)
1998 NL (12, 8%)
0.59 Career Shares (396th)

Gold Gloves
2000 AL (1B)
2002 AL (1B)
2003 AL (1B)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1993 April AL Player of the Month
1993 June AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1993 Jun 6th AL Player of the Week
1995 Jul 16th AL Player of the Week
1997 Sep 28th NL Player of the Week
1998 Aug 9th NL Player of the Week
1998 Sep 20th NL Player of the Week

Putoutss c a p y
1991 AL  1,120 (5th)
1993 AL  1,160 (5th)
1995 AL  1,099 (5th)
1997 NL  1,292 (5th)
1998 NL  1,258 (5th)
1999 NL  1,344 (2nd)
2000 AL  1,271 (3rd)
2001 AL  1,211 (5th)
2002 AL  1,169 (2nd)
2003 AL  1,096 (5th)
Career  16,165 (33rd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
Career  97 (55th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1991 AL  135 (5th)
1994 AL  104 (4th)
1995 AL  133 (5th)
1998 NL  157 (1st)
1999 NL  160 (2nd)
2000 AL  158 (2nd)
2001 AL  158 (2nd)
2002 AL  152 (1st)
2003 AL  152 (1st)
Career  2,053 (17th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1991 AL  1,120 (5th)
1993 AL  1,160 (5th)
1995 AL  1,099 (5th)
1997 NL  1,292 (5th)
1998 NL  1,258 (5th)
1999 NL  1,344 (2nd)
2000 AL  1,271 (3rd)
2001 AL  1,211 (5th)
2002 AL  1,169 (2nd)
2003 AL  1,096 (5th)
Career  16,165 (33rd)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1993 AL  97 (5th)
1994 AL  68 (3rd)
1995 AL  89 (5th)
1997 NL  120 (3rd)
1998 NL  116 (5th)
1999 NL  105 (5th)
2000 AL  132 (1st)
2001 AL  121 (1st)
2002 AL  101 (2nd)
2003 AL  125 (1st)
Career  1,418 (11th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1993 AL  10 (3rd)
1999 NL  9 (4th)
2001 AL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1994 AL  83 (5th)
1997 NL  125 (4th)
1998 NL  119 (5th)
1999 NL  127 (4th)
2000 AL  154 (3rd)
2001 AL  116 (4th)
2002 AL  122 (1st)
2003 AL  126 (3rd)
Career  1,581 (15th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1991 AL  6 (2nd)
1992 AL  3 (4th)
1994 AL  11 (1st)
1996 AL  6 (2nd)
1998 NL  15 (1st)
1999 NL  12 (2nd)
2000 AL  12 (1st)
2001 AL  7 (4th)
2003 AL  8 (2nd)
Career  97 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1997 NL  10.28 (2nd)
1999 NL  9.41 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1993 AL  9.18 (4th)
1997 NL  9.67 (3rd)
1999 NL  9.06 (3rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1991 AL  .996 (3rd)
1992 AL  .994 (4th)
1994 AL  .993 (5th)
1995 AL  .997 (4th)
1997 NL  .995 (4th)
1998 NL  .996 (4th)
2000 AL  .996 (1st)
2001 AL  .993 (5th)
2002 AL  .996 (3rd)
2003 AL  .998 (3rd)
2004 AL  .998 (1st)
Career  .995 (16th)

Salary s c a p y
1996 AL  $6,500,000 (8th)
1997 NL  $6,500,000 (8th)

Youngest s c a p y
1989 AL  born 1968-08-05 (8th)

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