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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 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
2008 OAK AL 24 2B 16 15 15 136.0 77 33 44 0 17 1.000 -2 -3 -14 -27 5.10 4.81 .987 5.01 4.96
2008 OAK AL 24 SS 10 6 5 56.0 30 10 16 4 5 .867 -4 -5 -86 -107 4.18 2.60 .971 4.39 4.35
2008 OAK AL 24 3B 9 8 3 64.0 20 8 11 1 2 .950 -1 -2 -26 -36 2.67 2.11 .958 2.74 2.71
2009 OAK AL 25 SS 60 60 60 533.2 279 90 181 8 41 .971 -7 -9 -15 -20 4.57 4.52 .972 4.36 4.31
2010 OAK AL 26 SS 156 147 137 1304.2 739 218 496 25 100 .966 14 13 13 12 4.93 4.58 .973 4.40 4.36
2011 OAK AL 27 SS 147 143 133 1272.1 612 216 374 22 90 .964 -3 -9 -2 -8 4.17 4.01 .972 4.36 4.33
2011 OAK AL 27 DH 1 0
2012 OAK AL 28 SS 93 90 84 805.0 431 150 272 9 58 .979 13 5 20 7 4.72 4.54 .977 4.43 4.40
2012 OAK AL 28 2B 32 26 24 247.0 154 67 85 2 12 .987 3 7 15 34 5.54 4.75 .983 4.63 4.60
2013 ARI NL 29 SS 51 47 43 429.1 215 58 152 5 30 .977 8 10 21 28 4.40 4.12 .975 4.40 4.40
2013 ARI NL 29 2B 29 20 18 199.1 99 33 64 2 14 .980 1 3 6 18 4.38 3.34 .984 4.72 4.72
2013 ARI NL 29 3B 2 2 2 20.0 7 0 6 1 0 .857 -1 0 -42 0 2.70 3.00 .959 2.61 2.60
2014 ARI NL 30 SS 17 16 15 143.1 66 21 44 1 13 .985 -0 0 -3 0 4.08 3.82 .975 4.29 4.29
2014 ARI NL 30 2B 13 10 10 95.0 63 26 37 0 10 1.000 1 3 15 37 5.97 4.85 .982 4.66 4.66
2014 ARI NL 30 3B 5 5 4 43.1 15 3 12 0 1 1.000 2 2 43 55 3.12 3.00 .961 2.53 2.54
7 Seasons SS 534 509 477 4544.1 2372 763 1535 74 337 .969 21 5 6 1 4.55 4.30 .974 4.39 4.35
4 Seasons 2B 90 71 67 677.1 393 159 230 4 53 .990 4 10 6 17 5.17 4.32 .984 4.74 4.71
3 Seasons 3B 16 15 9 127.1 42 11 29 2 3 .952 -1 0 -5 0 2.83 2.50 .959 2.65 2.64
1 Season DH 1 0
7 Seasons TOT 640 595 553 5349.0 2807 933 1794 80 393 .971 24 15 5 3 4.59 4.26 .975 4.39 4.36
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
2008 OAK AL 24 2B -2 -14 -3 -3 0 1 -3 -27 -5 2
2008 OAK AL 24 SS -4 -86 -4 -1 -3 0 -5 -107 -5 0
2008 OAK AL 24 3B -1 -26 -1 -2 0 0 -2 -36 -2 0
2009 OAK AL 25 SS -7 -15 -7 -5 -2 0 -9 -20 -11 1
2010 OAK AL 26 SS 14 13 12 8 4 2 13 12 7 2
2011 OAK AL 27 SS -3 -2 -5 -0 -4 2 -9 -8 -10 1
2012 OAK AL 28 SS 13 20 11 7 5 2 5 7 4 1
2012 OAK AL 28 2B 3 15 4 1 3 -1 7 34 6 0
2013 ARI NL 29 SS 8 21 6 6 1 1 10 28 9 1
2013 ARI NL 29 2B 1 6 1 -1 2 0 3 18 3 0
2013 ARI NL 29 3B -1 -42 -1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 ARI NL 30 SS -0 -3 -1 -2 1 1 0 0 -1 0
2014 ARI NL 30 2B 1 15 1 0 0 1 3 37 2 1
2014 ARI NL 30 3B 2 43 1 0 1 1 2 55 2 0
7 Seasons SS 21 6 13 11 2 8 5 1 -7 6
4 Seasons 2B 4 6 3 -2 5 1 10 17 6 3
3 Seasons 3B -1 -5 -1 -2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons TOT 24 5 15 7 8 9 15 3 -1 9 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2008 OAK AL 24 36 29 36 34 0 0 0 16 9 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2009 OAK AL 25 60 60 60 60 0 0 0 0 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 OAK AL 26 156 147 156 156 0 0 0 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011 OAK AL 27 148 143 148 147 0 0 0 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
2012 OAK AL 28 125 116 125 125 0 0 0 32 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2013 ARI NL 29 96 68 96 80 0 0 0 29 2 51 0 0 0 0 0 19 5
2014 ARI NL 30 50 31 50 34 0 0 0 13 5 17 0 0 0 0 0 15 1
7 Seasons 671 594 671 636 0 0 0 90 16 534 0 0 0 0 1 43 11
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
2008 OAK AL 24 263 68% 76% 28% 25 68% 0 10 6 4 0 16 14 1 0 1 4 0 0 4 4 5 0 1 2 1 0 4 1 3 1 0 0
2009 OAK AL 25 2275 60% 77% 34% 214 88% 1 90 29 48 13 181 146 32 1 1 8 1 3 4 6 41 12 6 15 3 3 40 18 21 1 0 1
2010 OAK AL 26 5479 62% 77% 33% 578 90% 13 218 98 100 20 496 391 79 6 6 25 0 11 14 20 100 36 5 35 7 8 94 42 51 5 2 3
2011 OAK AL 27 5421 58% 76% 31% 475 88% 7 216 98 94 24 374 296 65 2 4 22 1 10 11 18 90 27 13 35 4 3 85 40 42 3 0 2
2012 OAK AL 28 3343 54% 78% 31% 337 91% 3 150 70 60 20 272 212 50 0 7 9 3 1 5 6 58 25 5 13 4 4 54 30 24 3 1 1
2013 ARI NL 29 1806 61% 73% 32% 173 92% 2 58 27 27 4 152 123 25 0 3 5 0 2 3 3 30 9 2 11 3 3 29 11 17 1 0 1
2014 ARI NL 30 595 64% 73% 32% 48 92% 1 21 8 12 1 44 34 9 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 13 5 1 5 1 1 13 6 7 0 0 0
7 Seasons 19182 59% 76% 32% 1850 90% 27 763 336 345 82 1535 1216 261 9 22 74 5 28 41 58 337 114 33 116 23 22 319 148 165 14 3 8
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 89%

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
2008 OAK AL 24 588 64% 76% 29% 52 85% 0 33 14 17 2 44 32 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 17 9 1 5 0 16 5 11 1 1 0
2012 OAK AL 28 1042 61% 75% 29% 119 93% 1 67 36 24 7 85 72 12 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 12 5 5 2 0 12 2 10 0 0 0
2013 ARI NL 29 848 61% 73% 31% 69 90% 0 33 10 19 4 64 51 13 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 14 2 6 6 0 14 6 8 0 0 0
2014 ARI NL 30 395 60% 76% 33% 42 88% 0 26 9 12 5 37 35 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 2 2 0 9 2 7 0 0 0
4 Seasons 2873 62% 75% 30% 282 90% 1 159 69 72 18 230 190 36 1 2 4 0 1 3 2 53 21 14 15 0 51 15 36 1 1 0
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 92%

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%
2008 OAK AL 24 282 62% 73% 28% 19 84% 0 8 5 3 0 11 10 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 67%
2013 ARI NL 29 80 61% 68% 33% 7 86% 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 ARI NL 30 178 62% 72% 41% 13 100% 0 3 1 0 2 12 10 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 540 62% 72% 33% 39 90% 0 11 6 3 2 29 26 3 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 3 67%
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 87% 65%



* - 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

Assistss c a p y
2010 AL  496 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
2010 AL  25 (1st)
2011 AL  22 (3rd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2012 AL  17 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  156 (1st)
2011 AL  147 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  218 (4th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  496 (2nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  25 (1st)
2011 AL  22 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  100 (2nd)
2011 AL  90 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  14 (1st)
2012 AL  13 (3rd)
2013 NL  8 (5th)
Active  21 (14th)
Career  21 (76th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
2010 AL  4.93 (1st)
2012 AL  4.72 (5th)
Active  4.55 (11th)
Career  4.55 (88th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  4.58 (2nd)
2012 AL  4.54 (5th)
Active  4.30 (9th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
Active  .969 (23rd)

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