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Spike Owen

Spike Dee Owen

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: April 19, 1961 in Cleburne, TX
High School: Cleburne HS (Cleburne, TX)
School: University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 25, 1983 (Age 22.067, 12,364th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1983 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Expos/Mariners/RedSox/Angels/Yankees 1983-1995

Last Game: October 2, 1995 (Age 34.166)
Relatives: Brother of Dave Owen
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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
1983 SEA AL 22 SS 80 79 74 682.2 366 122 233 11 45 .970 -8 -14 4.68 4.44 .963 4.75 4.72
1984 SEA AL 23 SS 151 148 138 1307.0 725 245 463 17 86 .977 3 3 4.88 4.69 .962 4.76 4.72
1985 SEA AL 24 SS 117 111 96 964.0 571 196 361 14 76 .975 2 3 5.20 4.76 .964 4.64 4.60
1986 TOT AL 25 SS 154 153 137 1323.1 767 279 467 21 133 .973 -6 -6 5.07 4.84 .967 4.53 4.49
1986 SEA AL 25 SS 112 112 106 973.2 598 209 372 17 99 .972 -2 -3 5.37 5.19 .967 4.53 4.49
1986 BOS AL 25 SS 42 41 31 349.2 169 70 95 4 34 .976 -4 -14 4.25 3.93 .967 4.53 4.49
1987 BOS AL 26 SS 130 127 115 1117.2 525 176 336 13 69 .975 -9 -10 4.12 3.94 .970 4.59 4.54
1988 BOS AL 27 SS 76 71 64 619.0 304 102 192 10 34 .967 -2 -4 4.27 3.87 .971 4.69 4.65
1988 BOS AL 27 DH 7 0
1989 MON NL 28 SS 142 140 115 1212.1 633 232 388 13 65 .979 -11 -11 4.60 4.37 .966 4.51 4.52
1990 MON NL 29 SS 148 136 115 1194.1 562 216 340 6 52 .989 -10 -10 4.19 3.76 .967 4.59 4.56
1991 MON NL 30 SS 133 119 100 1066.0 573 189 376 8 64 .986 11 13 4.77 4.25 .966 4.67 4.65
1992 MON NL 31 SS 116 112 97 972.0 497 188 300 9 44 .982 -5 -6 4.52 4.21 .969 4.59 4.60
1993 NYY AL 32 SS 96 88 80 797.1 442 116 312 14 44 .968 2 3 4.83 4.46 .973 4.69 4.64
1993 NYY AL 32 DH 2 0
1994 CAL AL 33 3B 70 66 60 593.1 180 42 130 8 16 .956 -0 -1 2.61 2.46 .948 2.64 2.62
1994 CAL AL 33 SS 5 4 4 36.0 12 4 8 0 4 1.000 -0 -3 3.00 2.40 .969 4.65 4.60
1994 CAL AL 33 1B 4 1 1 16.0 18 17 1 0 1 1.000 1 75 10.12 4.50 .992 9.56 9.50
1994 CAL AL 33 DH 2 0
1994 CAL AL 33 2B 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.00 1.00 .980 5.10 5.10
1995 CAL AL 34 3B 29 23 22 211.2 55 16 36 3 3 .945 -3 -16 2.21 1.79 .952 2.61 2.58
1995 CAL AL 34 SS 25 8 8 105.1 63 22 38 3 7 .952 2 18 5.13 2.40 .974 4.71 4.65
1995 CAL AL 34 2B 16 11 10 100.0 48 27 21 0 7 1.000 -2 -29 4.32 3.00 .981 5.11 5.06
13 Seasons SS 1373 1296 1143 11397.0 6040 2087 3814 139 723 .977 -30 -3 4.66 4.30 .967 4.63 4.60
2 Seasons 3B 99 89 82 805.0 235 58 166 11 19 .953 -3 -5 2.50 2.26 .949 2.63 2.61
2 Seasons 2B 17 11 10 103.0 49 28 21 0 7 1.000 -2 -28 4.28 2.88 .981 5.11 5.06
3 Seasons DH 11 0
1 Season 1B 4 1 1 16.0 18 17 1 0 1 1.000 1 75 10.12 4.50 .992 9.56 9.50
13 Seasons TOT 1493 1397 1236 12321.0 6342 2190 4002 150 750 .976 -35 -3 4.52 4.15 .966 4.51 4.49
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
1983 SEA AL 22 SS -8 -14 -7 -7 0 -1
1984 SEA AL 23 SS 3 3 4 5 -1 -1
1985 SEA AL 24 SS 2 3 3 4 -1 -1
1986 SEA AL 25 SS -2 -3 -3 -2 -1 1
1986 BOS AL 25 SS -4 -14 -6 -3 -3 2
1987 BOS AL 26 SS -9 -10 -7 -2 -5 -2
1988 BOS AL 27 SS -2 -4 -1 0 -1 -1
1989 MON NL 28 SS -11 -11 -10 -3 -7 -1
1990 MON NL 29 SS -10 -10 -8 -4 -4 -2
1991 MON NL 30 SS 11 13 11 8 4 0
1992 MON NL 31 SS -5 -6 -3 -1 -2 -2
1993 NYY AL 32 SS 2 3 2 5 -3 0
1994 CAL AL 33 3B -0 -1 -2 -3 1 1
1994 CAL AL 33 SS -0 -3 -1 -1 -0 1
1994 CAL AL 33 1B 1 75 1 1 0 0
1994 CAL AL 33 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 CAL AL 34 3B -3 -16 -3 -2 -1 0
1995 CAL AL 34 SS 2 18 2 0 2 0
1995 CAL AL 34 2B -2 -29 -1 -0 -1 -1
13 Seasons SS -30 -3 -23 -2 -22 -7
2 Seasons 3B -3 -5 -4 -4 0 1
2 Seasons 2B -2 -28 -1 -0 -1 -1
1 Season 1B 1 75 1 1 0 0
13 Seasons TOT -35 -3 -28 -5 -23 -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
1983 SEA AL 22 80 79 80 80 0 0 0 0 0 80 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1984 SEA AL 23 152 148 152 151 0 0 0 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1985 SEA AL 24 118 111 118 117 0 0 0 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1986 SEA AL 25 112 112 112 112 0 0 0 0 0 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 BOS AL 25 42 41 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 BOS AL 26 132 127 132 130 0 0 0 0 0 130 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1988 BOS AL 27 89 71 89 76 0 0 0 0 0 76 0 0 0 0 7 8 8
1989 MON NL 28 142 140 142 142 0 0 0 0 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1990 MON NL 29 149 136 149 148 0 0 0 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
1991 MON NL 30 139 119 139 133 0 0 0 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 9 3
1992 MON NL 31 122 112 122 116 0 0 0 0 0 116 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
1993 NYY AL 32 103 88 103 96 0 0 0 0 0 96 0 0 0 0 2 5 4
1994 CAL AL 33 82 71 82 79 0 0 4 1 70 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
1995 CAL AL 34 82 42 82 67 0 0 0 16 29 25 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
13 Seasons 1544 1397 1544 1489 0 0 4 17 99 1373 0 0 0 0 11 80 26
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 -- 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
1983 SEA AL 22 2953 61% 81% 27% 284 89% 2 119 47 56 16 230 175 41 1 8 11 0 11 0 9 44 17 2 11 3 4 39 20 18 3 1 2
1984 SEA AL 23 5727 60% 78% 25% 554 97% 2 247 102 100 45 469 353 105 0 13 17 0 12 5 10 88 40 7 22 5 3 80 48 30 5 1 4
1985 SEA AL 24 4225 60% 79% 27% 425 97% 2 191 88 77 26 361 279 74 1 7 14 0 13 1 10 74 27 6 25 4 2 66 34 31 5 3 2
1986 SEA AL 25 4312 58% 80% 30% 432 91% 6 212 76 102 34 367 281 76 2 3 17 3 11 3 11 100 40 4 35 9 5 95 44 49 3 1 2
1986 BOS AL 25 1473 56% 77% 25% 112 88% 1 68 26 32 10 95 75 18 0 0 4 0 3 1 3 34 9 2 16 4 2 34 11 22 0 0 0
1987 BOS AL 26 4881 54% 79% 29% 417 91% 2 176 78 77 21 333 243 82 0 3 13 0 10 3 10 70 26 3 23 3 1 60 29 27 5 1 4
1988 BOS AL 27 2689 56% 78% 30% 253 90% 1 100 44 43 13 195 147 45 1 1 10 0 4 6 8 36 18 1 11 0 2 33 20 13 0 0 0
1989 MON NL 28 5092 54% 80% 35% 517 89% 4 233 108 95 30 385 293 75 4 8 13 1 9 3 10 64 23 5 19 7 0 61 30 26 2 0 2
1990 MON NL 29 4967 52% 80% 32% 468 93% 1 212 111 76 25 346 284 51 0 6 6 1 2 3 4 53 19 5 12 6 2 47 24 20 3 1 1
1991 MON NL 30 4475 55% 81% 34% 495 82% 2 189 76 81 31 377 305 51 3 7 8 0 6 2 7 64 14 6 21 6 1 56 22 29 8 5 2
1992 MON NL 31 4107 54% 80% 34% 437 80% 1 188 69 88 31 300 245 49 0 4 9 2 4 3 4 44 17 4 13 4 2 41 21 19 2 1 1
1993 NYY AL 32 3449 64% 79% 36% 377 88% 5 115 39 68 8 311 247 54 0 3 14 0 7 7 13 45 16 6 14 3 2 44 22 20 1 1 0
1994 CAL AL 33 173 55% 72% 30% 10 80% 0 4 1 2 1 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0
1995 CAL AL 34 472 64% 77% 29% 49 92% 1 22 11 7 4 38 29 7 1 1 3 0 1 2 2 7 4 1 2 0 0 7 5 2 0 0 0
13 Seasons 48995 57% 79% 31% 4830 90% 30 2076 876 904 295 3815 2962 730 13 64 139 7 93 39 101 727 272 53 225 54 26 667 333 307 37 15 20
MLB Averages 58% 80% 31% 89%

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%
1994 CAL AL 33 2618 71% 79% 30% 180 89% 3 42 27 8 7 128 99 27 0 3 8 0 6 2 7 16 11 2 14 1 0 1 11 55%
1995 CAL AL 34 916 59% 76% 29% 54 91% 0 16 13 2 1 36 28 8 0 0 3 0 1 2 3 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 100%
2 Seasons 3534 68% 78% 30% 234 90% 3 58 40 10 8 164 127 35 0 3 11 0 7 4 10 19 14 2 17 1 0 1 12 58%
MLB Averages 58% 80% 31% 88% 70%

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
1994 CAL AL 33 21 62% 86% 10% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 CAL AL 34 454 67% 80% 30% 27 89% 0 28 7 16 5 21 18 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 3 1 0 6 1 5 1 0 1
2 Seasons 475 67% 80% 29% 27 89% 0 29 7 17 5 21 18 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 3 1 0 6 1 5 1 0 1
MLB Averages 58% 80% 31% 92%

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%
1994 CAL AL 33 83 53% 71% 28% 5 100% 0 17 0 17 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
1 Season 83 53% 71% 28% 5 100% 0 17 0 17 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 80% 31% 94% 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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1985 Jun 30th AL Player of the Week

Assistss c a p y
1984 AL  463 (5th)
1986 AL  467 (2nd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1984 AL  151 (3rd)
1989 NL  142 (5th)
1990 NL  148 (3rd)
Career  1,373 (77th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1984 AL  245 (3rd)
1986 AL  279 (3rd)
1989 NL  232 (2nd)
Career  2,087 (95th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1984 AL  463 (3rd)
1986 AL  467 (2nd)
1989 NL  388 (5th)
Career  3,814 (86th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1984 AL  86 (4th)
1986 AL  133 (1st)
Career  723 (84th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1991 NL  11 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1985 AL  5.20 (1st)
1986 AL  5.07 (1st)
1993 AL  4.83 (5th)
Career  4.66 (64th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1984 AL  4.69 (4th)
1985 AL  4.76 (1st)
1986 AL  4.84 (1st)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1984 AL  .977 (3rd)
1985 AL  .975 (3rd)
1986 AL  .973 (5th)
1987 AL  .975 (4th)
1989 NL  .979 (1st)
1990 NL  .989 (1st)
1991 NL  .986 (2nd)
1992 NL  .982 (5th)
Career  .977 (22nd)

                           

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