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Cliff Pennington

Clifton Randolph Pennington

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: June 15, 1984 in Corpus Christi, TX
High School: Mary Carroll HS (Corpus Christi, TX)
School: Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 17, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 12, 2008 (Age 24.058)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Diamondbacks 2008-2014
2014 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible, 2 yrs/$5M (13-14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.114, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Matt Sosnick, Paul Cobbe [*]
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Standard Batting

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
2008 24 OAK AL 36 117 99 14 24 5 0 0 9 4 1 13 18 .242 .339 .293 .632 75 29 1 2 2 1 0 46/5
2009 25 OAK AL 60 229 208 27 58 11 3 4 21 7 5 19 46 .279 .342 .418 .760 101 87 5 1 1 0 0 6
2010 26 OAK AL 156 576 508 64 127 26 8 6 46 29 5 50 96 .250 .319 .368 .687 88 187 7 3 12 3 0 *6
2011 27 OAK AL 148 570 515 57 136 26 2 8 58 14 9 42 104 .264 .319 .369 .687 90 190 5 1 8 4 1 *6/D
2012 28 OAK AL 125 462 418 50 90 18 2 6 28 15 6 35 90 .215 .278 .311 .589 66 130 1 2 5 2 0 64
2013 29 ARI NL 96 299 269 25 65 13 1 1 18 2 0 26 54 .242 .310 .309 .618 72 83 7 1 2 1 5 64/5
2014 30 ARI NL 33 83 74 6 18 4 1 0 6 2 1 7 15 .243 .325 .324 .650 83 24 0 2 0 0 0 6/4
7 Yrs 654 2336 2091 243 518 103 17 25 186 73 27 192 423 .248 .313 .349 .662 83 730 26 12 30 11 6
162 Game Avg. 162 579 518 60 128 26 4 6 46 18 7 48 105 .248 .313 .349 .662 83 181 6 3 7 3 1
OAK (5 yrs) 525 1954 1748 212 435 86 15 24 162 69 26 159 354 .249 .313 .356 .669 84 623 19 9 28 10 1
ARI (2 yrs) 129 382 343 31 83 17 2 1 24 4 1 33 69 .242 .313 .312 .625 74 107 7 3 2 1 5
AL (5 yrs) 525 1954 1748 212 435 86 15 24 162 69 26 159 354 .249 .313 .356 .669 84 623 19 9 28 10 1
NL (2 yrs) 129 382 343 31 83 17 2 1 24 4 1 33 69 .242 .313 .312 .625 74 107 7 3 2 1 5

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
2008 24 OAK AL 36 117 -3 1 0 -10 1 -10 -0.9 4 -6 -0.5 .472 .494 0.4 -0.9 4 46/5
2009 25 OAK AL 60 229 -0 -2 -1 -9 3 -9 -0.8 9 0 0.0 .486 .495 0.9 -0.6 9 $400,000 6
2010 26 OAK AL 156 576 -4 4 0 13 8 21 2.4 22 43 4.5 .514 .514 3.1 2.2 30 $405,000 *6
2011 27 OAK AL 148 570 -8 -3 1 -9 7 -11 -1.1 21 10 0.9 .492 .493 1.9 -0.2 19 $420,000 *6/D
2012 28 OAK AL 125 462 -15 0 1 12 6 3 0.3 17 20 2.0 .502 .502 0.8 1.8 8 $490,000 64
2013 29 ARI NL 96 299 -9 0 0 13 3 7 0.7 10 17 1.7 .509 .505 0.2 1.8 4 $1,750,000 64/5
2014 30 ARI NL 33 83 -1 -0 1 1 1 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .504 .501 0.3 0.2 3 $3,250,000 6/4
7 Seasons 654 2336 -40 1 2 11 29 3 0.6 86 88 8.9 .501 .502 7.6 4.4 77 $6,715,000
OAK (5 yrs) 525 1954 -29 0 2 -3 24 -6 -0.2 73 67 6.9 .499 .501 7.1 2.5 70 $1,715,000
ARI (2 yrs) 129 382 -11 0 1 14 4 8 0.8 12 21 2.0 .507 .504 0.5 1.9 7 $5,000,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2008 24 OAK AL 117 80 12 4.0 100 .293 .242 .261 .339 .328 .293 .410 .632 .738 75 .404 -2.6 -0.2 .610 .212 .051 .0
2009 25 OAK AL 229 161 29 4.8 106 .342 .279 .265 .342 .334 .418 .425 .760 .759 101 .476 0.0 0.0 .681 .240 .139 5.1
2010 26 OAK AL 576 408 65 4.3 99 .296 .250 .259 .319 .327 .368 .406 .687 .733 88 .457 -8.3 -0.8 .672 .264 .118 9.9
2011 27 OAK AL 570 405 62 4.1 97 .314 .264 .256 .319 .321 .369 .405 .687 .726 90 .447 -6.5 -0.6 .606 .196 .105 10.2
2012 28 OAK AL 462 342 39 3.1 94 .259 .215 .250 .278 .314 .311 .403 .589 .717 66 .323 -19.1 -1.9 .525 .201 .096 8.6
2013 29 ARI NL 299 214 26 3.3 98 .298 .242 .260 .310 .325 .309 .404 .618 .730 72 .377 -10.2 -1.0 .531 .171 .067 1.3
2014 30 ARI NL 83 57 9 4.3 96 .305 .243 .257 .325 .321 .324 .399 .650 .720 83 .499 -1.6 -0.2 .596 .189 .081 .0
7 Yrs 2336 1667 242 3.9 98 .298 .248 .257 .313 .323 .349 .407 .662 .730 83 .420 -48.3 -4.8 .603 .215 .101 37.2
162 Game Avg. 579 413 60 3.9 98 .298 .248 .257 .313 .323 .349 .407 .662 .730 83 .420 -48.3 -4.8 .603 .215 .101 9
OAK (5 yrs) 1954 1396 207 4.0 98 .298 .249 .257 .313 .323 .356 .407 .669 .730 84 .423 -36.5 -3.6 .614 .223 .108 35.6
ARI (2 yrs) 382 271 35 3.5 98 .299 .242 .259 .313 .325 .312 .403 .625 .728 74 .404 -11.8 -1.2 .545 .175 .070 1.6
AL (5 yrs) 1954 1396 207 4.0 98 .298 .249 .257 .313 .323 .356 .407 .669 .730 84 .423 -36.5 -3.6 .614 .223 .108 35.6
NL (2 yrs) 382 271 35 3.5 98 .299 .242 .259 .313 .325 .312 .403 .625 .728 74 .404 -11.8 -1.2 .545 .175 .070 1.6

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
2012 28 OAK AL ALDS DET L 5 17 14 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 .286 .412 .286 .697 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 5 17 14 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 .286 .412 .286 .697 4 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2008 24 OAK AL 117 0.0% 15.4% 11.1% 4.3% 21% 1.38 5.5 11.0 0.56 0.69 70% 23% 0.0% 12%
2009 25 OAK AL 229 1.8% 20.1% 8.3% 7.9% 31% 2.42 4.5 52.0 9.9 0.74 1.04 69% 17% 5.2% 14%
2010 26 OAK AL 576 1.0% 16.7% 8.7% 6.9% 32% 1.92 5.3 84.7 11.0 0.55 0.76 71% 21% 2.8% 17%
2011 27 OAK AL 570 1.4% 18.3% 7.4% 6.3% 27% 2.48 5.0 64.4 8.9 0.56 0.78 71% 23% 3.8% 19%
2012 28 OAK AL 462 1.3% 19.5% 7.6% 5.6% 29% 2.57 4.6 69.7 14.9 0.70 0.88 70% 20% 3.5% 11%
2013 29 ARI NL 299 0.3% 18.1% 8.7% 5.0% 23% 2.08 5.0 269.0 14.9 0.72 0.88 72% 24% 0.9% 15%
2014 30 ARI NL 83 0.0% 18.1% 8.4% 6.0% 28% 2.14 4.9 12.3 0.71 0.67 71% 29% 0.0% 15%
7 Yrs 2336 1.1% 18.1% 8.2% 6.2% 28% 2.20 4.9 83.6 11.2 0.63 0.82 71% 22% 2.9% 16%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.9% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 2.27 4.7 35.1 8.2 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2008 24 OAK AL -2.6 -0.2 124 -0.0 2.0 -2.1 .99 -0.1 0.1 -1.9 -0.2 0.95 -2.2 0
2009 25 OAK AL 0.0 0.0 243 -0.7 3.3 -4.1 .92 -0.2 -0.6 -4.5 -0.4 0.98 -4.1 0
2010 26 OAK AL -8.3 -0.8 620 0.1 9.5 -9.5 1.00 -0.6 0.6 -2.2 -0.2 0.95 -5.2 1.98 2
2011 27 OAK AL -6.5 -0.6 598 -0.3 8.9 -9.2 .94 -0.5 0.2 3.4 0.3 0.94 -7.2 0
2012 28 OAK AL -19.1 -1.9 495 -1.4 6.1 -7.5 .87 -1.7 0.1 -10.8 -1.1 0.90 -16.8 0.89 6
2013 29 ARI NL -9.8 -1.0 309 -0.4 4.9 -5.3 1.08 -0.8 0.4 -6.2 -0.6 0.98 -7.5 0.46 18
2014 30 ARI NL -1.6 -0.2 87 0.2 1.6 -1.3 1.05 0.0 0.2 1.3 0.1 0.94 0.5 0.87 10
7 Yrs -48.0 -4.8 2476 -2.7 36.3 -39.0 .96 -3.9 1.1 -20.9 -2.1 0.94 -42.6 0.73 36

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2008 24 OAK AL 1 0 33% 57 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 53% 7 5 2 3 2 1 5 0 5
2009 25 OAK AL 1 0 31% 73 7 5 58% 7 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 1 2 7 53% 7 2 4 2 1 1 10 5 5
2010 26 OAK AL 9 0 33% 205 29 5 85% 22 3 7 2 0 0 1 0 7 1 2 2 2 12 56% 22 13 8 7 1 6 19 4 13
2011 27 OAK AL 4 0 28% 223 14 9 61% 10 8 4 1 0 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 2 16 29% 27 23 4 10 7 2 11 3 8
2012 28 OAK AL 8 0 36% 153 15 6 71% 10 5 5 1 0 0 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 14 53% 16 10 6 4 2 2 18 5 12
2013 29 ARI NL 4 0 25% 118 2 0 100% 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 1 1 2 7 41% 14 10 3 6 4 2 9 1 7
2014 30 ARI NL 1 0 22% 37 2 1 67% 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 71% 2 1 1 1 0 1 4 1 3
7 Yrs 28 0 31% 866 73 27 73% 55 22 18 4 0 1 12 7 22 5 4 5 8 60 47% 95 64 28 33 17 15 76 19 53

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2008 24 OAK AL 117 100% 24 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 24 1 4% 14 8 57% 70 12 17% 8 6 75% 8 6 75% 0
2009 25 OAK AL 229 100% 58 8 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 9 3 1 3 1 0 2 1 50% 39 5 13% 19 4 21% 156 18 12% 14 5 36% 7 4 57% 0
2010 26 OAK AL 576 100% 127 12 7 2 0 0 0 1.98 6 0 18 4 2 2 4 0 15 12 80% 89 7 8% 51 21 41% 330 44 13% 34 15 44% 22 16 73% 0
2011 27 OAK AL 570 100% 136 23 3 0 0 0 0 8 0 11 7 1 3 5 0 11 8 73% 90 5 6% 46 20 43% 319 50 16% 29 20 69% 29 21 72% 0
2012 28 OAK AL 462 100% 90 12 2 6 2 0 0 0.89 6 0 5 6 0 0 6 0 5 5 100% 63 1 2% 28 9 32% 229 23 10% 14 7 50% 8 6 75% 0
2013 29 ARI NL 299 100% 65 4 1 18 5 0 1 0.46 1 0 9 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 100% 65 7 11% 32 13 41% 193 21 11% 18 9 50% 11 9 82% 0
2014 30 ARI NL 83 100% 18 4 1 10 2 0 0 0.87 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0% 6 2 33% 45 8 18% 3 2 67% 2 1 50% 0
7 Yrs 2336 100% 518 65 18 36 9 0 1 0.73 25 0 57 21 4 9 16 0 37 30 81% 382 26 7% 196 77 39% 1342 176 13% 120 64 53% 87 63 72% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2008 24 OAK AL 117 471 4.03 294 62.4% 27.2% 11.2% 33.0% 28.6% 72.8% 0.0% 45.4% 84.6% 19.7% 3.4% 4 0 13.7% 16 7 7.7% 9 3 7 11 38.9% 0 0 0
2009 25 OAK AL 229 916 4.00 580 63.3% 25.3% 14.8% 31.7% 28.1% 74.7% 0.0% 47.3% 80.1% 27.5% 4.8% 11 0 14.4% 33 12 9.6% 22 13 8 38 17.4% 0 0 0
2010 26 OAK AL 578 2309 3.99 1460 63.2% 29.7% 10.3% 30.8% 29.2% 70.3% 0.0% 44.5% 85.4% 22.0% 5.5% 32 0 13.0% 75 21 9.3% 54 29 32 64 33.3% -2 0 0
2011 27 OAK AL 571 2311 4.05 1477 64.0% 30.5% 11.6% 29.2% 28.6% 69.5% 0.5% 44.5% 83.3% 20.3% 4.6% 26 2 14.9% 85 22 10.0% 57 28 18 86 17.3% -1 0 0
2012 28 OAK AL 462 1913 4.14 1234 64.5% 28.4% 15.1% 29.3% 27.1% 71.6% 0.0% 46.2% 78.9% 20.8% 4.8% 22 1 13.0% 60 21 8.7% 40 24 15 75 16.7% 0 0 0
2013 29 ARI NL 300 1154 3.85 729 64.1% 27.0% 12.9% 30.2% 29.9% 73.0% 3.8% 46.7% 82.3% 27.0% 5.7% 17 0 15.0% 45 20 8.0% 24 17 17 37 31.5% -1 0 0
2014 30 ARI NL 83 309 3.72 196 63.4% 28.6% 8.7% 32.7% 30.1% 71.4% 0.0% 45.3% 87.9% 25.3% 3.6% 3 0 14.5% 12 7 7.2% 6 3 7 8 46.7% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 2340 9383 4.01 5970 63.8% 28.7% 12.4% 30.3% 28.6% 71.3% 0.6% 45.5% 82.7% 22.5% 4.9% 115 3 13.9% 326 110 9.1% 212 117 104 319 24.6% -4 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.4% 27.8% 15.3% 27.1% 29.8% 72.2% 1.5% 45.8% 78.8% 26.8% 4.9% 14.3% 8.7% 24.5%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 24 36 117 99 14 24 5 0 0 9 4 1 13 18 .242 .339 .293 .632 75 29 1 2 2 1 0
2009 25 96 346 307 41 82 16 3 4 30 11 6 32 64 .267 .341 .378 .719 93 116 6 3 3 1 0
2010 26 252 922 815 105 209 42 11 10 76 40 11 82 160 .256 .327 .372 .699 90 303 13 6 15 4 0
2011 27 400 1492 1330 162 345 68 13 18 134 54 20 124 264 .259 .324 .371 .695 90 493 18 7 23 8 1
2012 28 525 1954 1748 212 435 86 15 24 162 69 26 159 354 .249 .313 .356 .669 84 623 19 9 28 10 1
2013 29 621 2253 2017 237 500 99 16 25 180 71 26 185 408 .248 .313 .350 .663 83 706 26 10 30 11 6
2014 30 654 2336 2091 243 518 103 17 25 186 73 27 192 423 .248 .313 .349 .662 83 730 26 12 30 11 6

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2008 24 36 119 100 15 25 5 0 0 9 4 14 18 .250 .350 .300 .650 10 36
2009 25 60 228 207 27 57 11 3 4 21 7 19 46 .275 .339 .415 .755 29 60
2010 26 156 583 513 68 132 27 8 6 49 30 52 96 .257 .327 .376 .704 63 156
2011 27 148 578 521 61 142 27 2 8 62 15 44 104 .273 .328 .378 .706 65 148
2012 28 125 470 424 56 96 19 2 6 31 16 37 90 .226 .290 .323 .613 40 125
2013 29 96 305 273 27 69 14 1 1 20 2 28 54 .253 .323 .322 .646 28 96
2014 30 33 84 75 6 19 4 1 0 6 2 7 15 .253 .333 .333 .667 8 33
7 Yrs 654 2367 2113 260 540 107 17 25 198 76 201 423 .256 .322 .358 .680 243 654
162 Game Avg. 162 586 523 64 134 27 4 6 49 19 50 105 .256 .322 .358 .680 60 654



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
2010 AL  2.2 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
2010 AL  8 (4th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2010 AL  12 (4th)

SB % s c a p y
2010 AL  85.29 (7th)
Career  73.00 (243rd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2438), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2205), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2808), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (190th), 8.9 career WAR/8.9 7yr-peak WAR/8.9 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Clifton Cliff Randolph Pennington

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