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Freddie Patek    \PAW-tek\

Frederick Joseph Patek (The Flea)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 5", Weight: 148 lb.

Born: October 9, 1944 in Seguin, TX
High School: Seguin HS (Seguin, TX)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 22nd round of the 1965 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 3, 1968 (Age 23.238, 10,304th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Royals/Pirates/Angels 1968-1981

Final Game: October 3, 1981 (Age 36.359)
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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
1968 PIT NL 23 SS 52 49 40 432.0 250 80 164 6 23 .976 7 20 5.08 4.69 .962 4.98 5.00
1968 PIT NL 23 OF 5 4 4 38.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 2.13 1.80 .976 2.01 2.02
1968 PIT NL 23 RF 3 3 3 29.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 25 2.17 2.33 .981 2.02 2.00
1968 PIT NL 23 LF 2 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -93 0.00 0.00 1.60 1.65
1968 PIT NL 23 3B 1 1 1 9.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 3.00 3.00 .953 2.90 2.90
1969 PIT NL 24 SS 146 140 117 1233.0 656 227 399 30 81 .954 -11 -10 4.57 4.29 .963 4.93 4.90
1970 PIT NL 25 SS 65 57 55 531.1 344 122 212 10 42 .971 6 13 5.66 5.14 .965 5.05 5.04
1971 KCR AL 26 SS 147 145 138 1259.2 785 301 459 25 107 .968 -2 -2 5.43 5.17 .965 4.90 4.88 MVP-6
1972 KCR AL 27 SS 136 133 119 1182.0 762 230 510 22 113 .971 18 19 5.63 5.44 .967 4.99 4.97 AS
1973 KCR AL 28 SS 135 131 109 1133.2 771 242 503 26 115 .966 10 10 5.91 5.52 .963 5.10 5.07
1974 KCR AL 29 SS 149 145 129 1293.1 768 250 493 25 108 .967 1 1 5.17 4.99 .965 4.98 4.96
1975 KCR AL 30 SS 136 133 115 1173.0 663 231 405 27 78 .959 0 0 4.88 4.68 .959 4.85 4.84
1975 KCR AL 30 DH 1 0
1976 KCR AL 31 SS 143 140 114 1210.2 685 233 426 26 87 .962 7 7 4.90 4.61 .967 4.99 5.01 AS
1976 KCR AL 31 DH 1 0 AS
1977 KCR AL 32 SS 154 148 131 1304.2 694 252 413 29 70 .958 0 0 4.59 4.32 .963 4.82 4.79
1978 KCR AL 33 SS 137 134 107 1136.1 622 240 350 32 84 .949 -5 -5 4.67 4.31 .964 4.92 4.87 AS
1979 KCR AL 34 SS 104 95 71 796.2 421 153 249 19 54 .955 -10 -14 4.54 3.87 .965 5.01 4.95
1980 CAL AL 35 SS 81 75 66 663.0 344 129 199 16 42 .953 -8 -14 4.45 4.05 .963 4.99 4.98
1981 CAL AL 36 2B 16 10 9 103.0 59 27 31 1 8 .983 -0 -2 5.07 3.63 .982 5.54 5.52
1981 CAL AL 36 3B 7 0 0 14.2 8 0 7 1 0 .875 -0 -16 4.30 1.00 .950 2.95 2.94
1981 CAL AL 36 SS 3 1 0 9.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 1 93 4.00 1.33 .968 5.00 4.97
14 Seasons SS 1588 1526 1311 13358.1 7769 2690 4786 293 1004 .962 16 1 5.04 4.71 .964 4.95 4.93
1 Season 2B 16 10 9 103.0 59 27 31 1 8 .983 -0 -2 5.07 3.63 .982 5.54 5.52
2 Seasons 3B 8 1 1 23.2 11 1 9 1 0 .909 -0 -20 3.80 1.25 .951 2.93 2.94
1 Season OF 5 4 4 38.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 2.13 1.80 .976 2.01 2.02
1 Season RF 3 3 3 29.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 25 2.17 2.33 .981 2.02 2.00
2 Seasons DH 2 0
1 Season LF 2 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -93 0.00 0.00 1.60 1.65
14 Seasons TOT 1617 1541 1325 13523.0 7848 2727 4826 295 1012 .962 15 1 5.03 4.67 .964 4.95 4.92
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
1968 PIT NL 23 SS 7 20 7 6 2 0
1968 PIT NL 23 RF 1 25 1 0 1 0
1968 PIT NL 23 LF -1 -93 -1 0 -1 0
1968 PIT NL 23 3B -0 -27 -0 0 -0 0
1969 PIT NL 24 SS -11 -10 -11 -6 -5 0
1970 PIT NL 25 SS 6 13 4 4 -1 2
1971 KCR AL 26 SS -2 -2 -5 -1 -4 3
1972 KCR AL 27 SS 18 19 15 10 5 3
1973 KCR AL 28 SS 10 10 8 4 4 2
1974 KCR AL 29 SS 1 1 0 -1 1 1
1975 KCR AL 30 SS 0 0 1 4 -2 -1
1976 KCR AL 31 SS 7 7 7 5 2 0
1977 KCR AL 32 SS 0 0 0 3 -3 0
1978 KCR AL 33 SS -5 -5 -8 5 -13 3
1979 KCR AL 34 SS -10 -14 -10 -2 -8 1
1980 CAL AL 35 SS -8 -14 -8 -8 -1 1
1981 CAL AL 36 2B -0 -2 -1 -1 -0 1
1981 CAL AL 36 3B -0 -16 -0 0 -0 0
1981 CAL AL 36 SS 1 93 1 0 1 0
14 Seasons SS 16 1 1 22 -22 15
1 Season 2B -0 -2 -1 -1 -0 1
2 Seasons 3B -0 -20 -0 0 -1 0
1 Season RF 1 25 1 0 1 0
1 Season LF -1 -93 -1 0 -1 0
14 Seasons TOT 15 1 -1 22 -22 16 0
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
1968 PIT NL 23 61 54 61 58 0 0 0 0 1 52 2 0 3 5 0 2 3
1969 PIT NL 24 147 141 147 146 0 0 0 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1970 PIT NL 25 84 57 84 65 0 0 0 0 0 65 0 0 0 0 0 13 7
1971 KCR AL 26 147 145 147 146 0 0 0 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1972 KCR AL 27 136 133 136 136 0 0 0 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 KCR AL 28 135 131 135 135 0 0 0 0 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 KCR AL 29 149 145 149 149 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1975 KCR AL 30 136 133 136 136 0 0 0 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
1976 KCR AL 31 144 140 144 143 0 0 0 0 0 143 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
1977 KCR AL 32 154 148 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1978 KCR AL 33 138 134 138 138 0 0 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
1979 KCR AL 34 106 95 106 104 0 0 0 0 0 104 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
1980 CAL AL 35 86 75 86 81 0 0 0 0 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
1981 CAL AL 36 27 11 27 26 0 0 0 16 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
14 Seasons 1650 1542 1650 1617 0 0 0 16 8 1588 2 0 3 5 2 24 38
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
1968 PIT NL 23 1442 63% 77% 30% 165 95% 1 63 32 26 5 135 108 23 1 1 5 0 4 1 5 20 8 2 7 0 1 18 10 8 2 2 0
1969 PIT NL 24 4902 64% 73% 27% 477 91% 6 216 106 85 26 346 252 82 2 1 30 1 25 4 23 75 34 5 16 5 2 69 41 24 5 4 1
1970 PIT NL 25 2242 64% 78% 31% 260 94% 1 124 57 50 17 208 157 43 1 2 10 0 10 0 9 47 21 4 13 3 3 45 26 19 2 2 0
1971 KCR AL 26 5263 64% 81% 29% 582 92% 0 298 138 134 27 463 379 67 0 10 25 1 19 5 19 107 35 9 33 18 2 101 44 54 6 3 2
1972 KCR AL 27 4873 64% 82% 29% 586 93% 8 227 94 111 23 514 404 94 6 5 22 1 13 8 18 113 41 14 21 19 8 108 55 48 3 0 1
1973 KCR AL 28 4958 61% 81% 31% 598 91% 5 239 105 105 29 500 378 103 2 9 26 1 19 6 18 116 49 9 29 12 6 110 58 49 6 4 1
1974 KCR AL 29 5486 60% 84% 32% 614 91% 5 253 119 108 27 489 385 91 1 7 25 2 12 11 18 106 39 8 33 12 1 98 48 46 7 1 6
1975 KCR AL 30 4946 55% 83% 29% 500 93% 5 231 108 98 25 404 314 76 2 5 26 1 18 7 18 77 25 8 23 8 7 73 33 38 3 2 1
1976 KCR AL 31 5010 58% 84% 29% 525 96% 5 235 102 105 27 431 320 104 2 1 26 1 19 6 18 87 37 5 23 10 5 83 42 38 3 2 1
1977 KCR AL 32 5506 59% 81% 27% 535 94% 8 251 114 100 37 415 327 72 3 10 29 2 19 8 23 71 24 7 24 6 2 66 31 33 4 2 2
1978 KCR AL 33 4748 63% 84% 26% 469 92% 2 241 122 92 27 349 280 62 0 1 32 4 23 5 21 84 33 11 30 3 2 80 44 35 4 3 1
1979 KCR AL 34 3514 64% 84% 27% 321 93% 2 153 71 65 17 248 185 57 0 2 19 0 15 4 16 54 28 7 9 4 0 49 35 14 3 2 1
1980 CAL AL 35 2912 51% 84% 23% 269 90% 1 130 64 50 18 201 147 42 0 7 16 1 14 1 13 42 20 0 13 0 2 38 20 15 4 2 2
1981 CAL AL 36 36 92% 67% 22% 4 100% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Seasons 55838 61% 82% 28% 5905 92% 49 2661 1232 1129 305 4707 3640 916 20 61 291 15 210 66 219 999 394 89 274 100 41 938 487 421 52 29 19
MLB Averages 62% 81% 28% 91%

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
1981 CAL AL 36 433 59% 88% 28% 42 90% 0 27 10 12 5 32 31 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 8 2 1 1 2 8 4 4 0 0 0
1 Season 433 59% 88% 28% 42 90% 0 27 10 12 5 32 31 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 8 2 1 1 2 8 4 4 0 0 0
MLB Averages 62% 81% 28% 94%

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%
1968 PIT NL 23 32 81% 75% 38% 2 100% 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 CAL AL 36 68 68% 91% 29% 10 70% 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2 Seasons 100 72% 86% 32% 12 75% 0 1 1 0 0 8 7 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
MLB Averages 62% 81% 28% 89% 67%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1968 PIT NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 82 61% 77% 20% 6 83%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 82 61% 77% 20% 6 83%
MLB Averages 41.5% 3.1% 62% 81% 27% 52%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1968 PIT NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 40 65% 83% 25% 2 0%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 40 65% 83% 25% 2 0%
MLB Averages 59.2% 2.9% 62% 81% 27% 47%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 AL (6, 23%)
0.23 Career Shares (711th)

Assistss c a p y
1971 AL  459 (4th)
1972 AL  510 (1st)
1973 AL  503 (3rd)
1974 AL  493 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1969 NL  30 (3rd)
1971 AL  25 (4th)
1972 AL  22 (3rd)
1973 AL  26 (5th)
1974 AL  25 (4th)
1975 AL  27 (4th)
1976 AL  26 (5th)
1977 AL  29 (3rd)
1978 AL  32 (2nd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1972 AL  18 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1969 NL  146 (4th)
1971 AL  147 (4th)
1973 AL  135 (4th)
1977 AL  154 (2nd)
Career  1,588 (49th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1969 NL  227 (5th)
1971 AL  301 (1st)
1973 AL  242 (3rd)
1974 AL  250 (3rd)
1975 AL  231 (5th)
Career  2,690 (61st)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1971 AL  459 (3rd)
1972 AL  510 (1st)
1973 AL  503 (2nd)
1974 AL  493 (3rd)
1975 AL  405 (5th)
Career  4,786 (56th)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1969 NL  30 (2nd)
1971 AL  25 (3rd)
1972 AL  22 (3rd)
1973 AL  26 (2nd)
1974 AL  25 (3rd)
1975 AL  27 (3rd)
1976 AL  26 (4th)
1977 AL  29 (3rd)
1978 AL  32 (1st)
Career  293 (72nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1971 AL  107 (1st)
1972 AL  113 (1st)
1973 AL  115 (1st)
1974 AL  108 (1st)
1976 AL  87 (5th)
Career  1,004 (38th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1968 NL  7 (3rd)
1970 NL  6 (3rd)
1972 AL  18 (1st)
1973 AL  10 (5th)
1976 AL  7 (4th)
Career  16 (89th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1971 AL  5.43 (2nd)
1972 AL  5.63 (2nd)
1973 AL  5.91 (1st)
1974 AL  5.17 (2nd)
Career  4.78 (36th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1971 AL  5.17 (2nd)
1972 AL  5.44 (1st)
1973 AL  5.52 (1st)
1974 AL  4.99 (2nd)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1972 AL  .971 (5th)
1974 AL  .967 (5th)

                           

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