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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)
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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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1756. Deivi Cruz… #1757. Harry Bemis… #1758. Frank Bowerman… #1759. CLIFF PENNINGTON… #1760. Rebel Oakes… #1761. Bob Kennedy… #1762. Jack Boyle… 

2014 Spring Training

Year Tm Age GS G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB OppQual
2014 ARI 30 20 48 43 7 14 1 2 0 4 0 1 4 8 .326 .375 .442 .817 19 1 0 0 1 0 8.7

Standard Batting

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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 8 17 16 1 6 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 4 .375 .412 .375 .787 115 6 0 0 0 0 0 /6
7 Yrs 629 2270 2033 238 506 99 16 25 183 72 27 186 412 .249 .313 .350 .664 83 712 26 10 30 11 6
162 Game Avg. 162 585 524 61 130 25 4 6 47 19 7 48 106 .249 .313 .350 .664 83 183 7 3 8 3 2
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) 104 316 285 26 71 13 1 1 21 3 1 27 58 .249 .315 .312 .628 75 89 7 1 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) 104 316 285 26 71 13 1 1 21 3 1 27 58 .249 .315 .312 .628 75 89 7 1 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 8 17 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .518 .501 0.2 0.0 2 $3,250,000 /6
7 Seasons 629 2270 -38 1 2 10 28 3 0.6 84 86 8.7 .501 .502 7.6 4.3 76 $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) 104 316 -8 0 0 13 4 9 0.9 10 19 1.9 .509 .505 0.5 1.8 6 $5,000,000

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

Standard Fielding

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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 3 3 3 28.0 17 6 11 0 3 1.000 0 0 5.46 5.67 .973 4.18 4.17
7 Seasons SS 520 496 465 4429.0 2323 748 1502 73 327 .969 21 5 6 1 4.57 4.33 .974 4.39 4.36
3 Seasons 2B 77 61 57 582.1 330 133 193 4 43 .988 2 7 5 14 5.04 4.23 .984 4.75 4.72
2 Seasons 3B 11 10 5 84.0 27 8 17 2 2 .926 -2 -2 -30 -28 2.68 2.27 .958 2.71 2.69
7 Seasons TOT 608 567 527 5095.1 2680 889 1712 79 372 .971 22 10 5 2 4.59 4.28 .975 4.40 4.37
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

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)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2014 NL  1 (9th)

SB % s c a p y
2010 AL  85.29 (7th)
Career  72.73 (250th)

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)
Active  73 (22nd)

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 (13th)
Career  21 (73rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
2010 AL  4.93 (1st)
2012 AL  4.72 (5th)
Active  4.57 (9th)
Career  4.57 (83rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  4.58 (2nd)
2012 AL  4.54 (5th)
Active  4.33 (8th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
Active  .969 (21st)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2466), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2193), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2590), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (192nd), 8.7 career WAR/8.7 7yr-peak WAR/8.7 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200925Oakland Athletics$400,000
201026Oakland Athletics$405,000
201127Oakland Athletics$420,000
201228Oakland Athletics$490,000contracts
201329Arizona Diamondbacks$1,750,000contracts
201430Arizona Diamondbacks$3,250,000
2014 Status2nd-Year Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,715,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Clifton Cliff Randolph Pennington

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