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Cliff Pennington

Clifton Randolph Pennington

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", 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, 17,001st in MLB history)   vs. TBR 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Diamondbacks/Angels/BlueJays 2008-2016
2017 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 2 yrs/$3.75M (16-17) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 7.114, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Matt Sosnick, Paul Cobbe [*]
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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 68 201 177 21 45 5 3 2 10 6 1 20 36 .254 .340 .350 .690 93 62 1 3 1 0 0 64/5
2015 31 TOT MLB 105 249 210 24 44 6 0 3 21 3 0 27 49 .210 .298 .281 .578 58 59 6 1 7 4 2 465/7D
2015 31 ARI NL 72 157 135 15 32 3 0 1 10 3 0 16 29 .237 .314 .281 .595 62 38 4 0 4 2 2 654/7
2015 31 TOR AL 33 92 75 9 12 3 0 2 11 0 0 11 20 .160 .270 .280 .550 51 21 2 1 3 2 0 4/567D
2016 32 LAA AL 74 188 172 18 36 4 2 3 10 1 0 13 55 .209 .265 .308 .573 59 53 4 0 3 0 0 46/35D
9 Yrs 868 2891 2576 300 625 114 21 33 221 81 27 245 548 .243 .310 .342 .652 80 880 37 14 41 15 8
162 Game Avg. 162 540 481 56 117 21 4 6 41 15 5 46 102 .243 .310 .342 .652 80 164 7 3 8 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 (3 yrs) 236 657 581 61 142 21 4 4 38 11 1 62 119 .244 .320 .315 .635 76 183 12 4 7 3 7
LAA (1 yr) 74 188 172 18 36 4 2 3 10 1 0 13 55 .209 .265 .308 .573 59 53 4 0 3 0 0
TOR (1 yr) 33 92 75 9 12 3 0 2 11 0 0 11 20 .160 .270 .280 .550 51 21 2 1 3 2 0
AL (7 yrs) 632 2234 1995 239 483 93 17 29 183 70 26 183 429 .242 .307 .349 .657 81 697 25 10 34 12 1
NL (3 yrs) 236 657 581 61 142 21 4 4 38 11 1 62 119 .244 .320 .315 .635 76 183 12 4 7 3 7

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 1 13 3 8 0.8 10 18 1.8 .510 .506 0.3 1.8 5 $1,750,000 64/5
2014 30 ARI NL 68 201 1 1 1 4 2 9 1.0 7 16 1.6 .516 .507 1.2 0.6 12 $3,250,000 64/5
2015 31 ARI NL 72 157 -8 0 -1 4 2 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .496 .498 -0.3 0.6 -2 $3,275,000 654/7
2015 31 TOR AL 33 92 -5 1 0 1 1 -3 -0.3 3 0 0.0 .490 .498 -0.1 0.2 -1 4/567D
2016 32 LAA AL 74 188 -9 0 -1 4 2 -3 -0.3 7 4 0.4 .495 .498 -0.1 0.7 -0 46/35D
9 Seasons 868 2891 -60 3 2 23 34 3 0.6 105 107 10.8 .501 .502 8.2 6.3 84 $9,990,000
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 (3 yrs) 236 657 -17 2 1 21 7 15 1.4 21 36 3.5 .507 .504 1.3 2.9 15 $8,275,000
LAA (1 yr) 74 188 -9 0 -1 4 2 -3 -0.3 7 4 0.4 .495 .498 -0.1 0.7 -0
TOR (1 yr) 33 92 -5 1 0 1 1 -3 -0.3 3 0 0.0 .490 .498 -0.1 0.2 -1

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
2015 31 TOR AL ALDS TEX W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 31 TOR AL ALCS KCR L 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 9 19 15 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 .267 .421 .267 .688 4 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALDS 6 18 15 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 .267 .389 .267 .656 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2015 31 TOR AL ALCS L KCR 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6.000 54.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 ALCS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6.000 54.0 0.0 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 8 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 23 20 19 180.1 80 24 54 2 13 .975 -1 -1 -8 -6 3.89 3.39 .975 4.30 4.29
2014 ARI NL 30 2B 18 15 15 137.1 82 34 48 0 12 1.000 3 3 24 26 5.37 4.56 .982 4.66 4.65
2014 ARI NL 30 3B 8 8 7 70.1 24 5 19 0 2 1.000 3 2 51 34 3.07 3.00 .962 2.52 2.51
2015 TOT MLB 31 2B 33 25 17 236.2 122 38 81 3 14 .975 3 1 16 5 4.53 3.61 .984 4.64 4.61
2015 TOT MLB 31 SS 29 16 11 165.2 84 18 61 5 14 .940 -1 -0 -7 0 4.29 2.72 .974 4.37 4.32
2015 TOT MLB 31 3B 18 2 2 42.1 14 2 11 1 0 .929 0 1 11 28 2.76 0.72 .956 2.53 2.50
2015 TOT MLB 31 LF 8 5 3 45.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 3 3 83 80 2.40 1.50 .985 1.84 1.83
2015 TOT MLB 31 OF 8 5 3 45.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 3 3 83 80 2.40 1.50 .987 2.12 2.11
2015 ARI NL 31 SS 24 16 11 157.1 81 17 60 4 13 .951 -0 1 -1 7 4.40 3.21 .974 4.38 4.35
2015 ARI NL 31 3B 12 1 1 26.1 9 2 6 1 0 .889 -0 0 -9 0 2.73 0.67 .956 2.46 2.44
2015 ARI NL 31 2B 11 7 7 75.2 36 10 25 1 4 .972 2 1 33 16 4.16 3.18 .986 4.78 4.74
2015 ARI NL 31 LF 5 3 2 29.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 1 2 46 79 2.17 1.40 .986 1.80 1.78
2015 ARI NL 31 OF 5 3 2 29.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 1 2 46 82 2.17 1.40 .986 2.08 2.06
2015 TOR AL 31 2B 22 18 10 161.0 86 28 56 2 10 .977 1 0 7 0 4.70 3.82 .983 4.58 4.55
2015 TOR AL 31 3B 6 1 1 16.0 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 1 1 45 75 2.81 0.83 .958 2.64 2.62
2015 TOR AL 31 SS 5 0 0 8.1 3 1 1 1 1 .667 -1 -1 -130 -159 2.16 0.40 .973 4.21 4.18
2015 TOR AL 31 LF 3 2 1 16.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2 1 150 67 2.81 1.67 .984 1.91 1.90
2015 TOR AL 31 OF 3 2 1 16.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2 1 150 75 2.81 1.67 .988 2.19 2.20
2015 TOR AL 31 DH 1 0
2016 LAA AL 32 2B 58 34 27 335.0 165 66 98 1 27 .994 1 3 4 11 4.41 2.83 .983 4.49 4.44
2016 LAA AL 32 SS 17 10 5 108.1 60 25 34 1 8 .983 3 1 31 11 4.90 3.47 .976 4.17 4.13
2016 LAA AL 32 1B 3 0 0 4.0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 45 0 6.75 1.00 .993 9.00 8.87
2016 LAA AL 32 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 864 0 9.00 1.00 .960 2.70 2.60
2016 LAA AL 32 DH 1 0
9 Seasons SS 586 539 497 4855.1 2530 809 1640 81 359 .968 22 5 5 1 4.54 4.18 .974 4.38 4.35
6 Seasons 2B 186 135 116 1291.1 699 271 420 8 96 .989 9 14 9 13 4.82 3.72 .984 4.65 4.61
5 Seasons 3B 38 20 14 197.2 66 16 47 3 4 .955 2 1 12 6 2.87 1.66 .959 2.60 2.56
1 Season LF 8 5 3 45.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 3 3 83 80 2.40 1.50 .985 1.84 1.83
1 Season OF 8 5 3 45.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 3 3 83 80 2.40 1.50 .987 2.12 2.11
3 Seasons DH 3 0
1 Season 1B 3 0 0 4.0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 45 0 6.75 1.00 .993 9.00 8.87
9 Seasons TOT 821 699 630 6393.1 3310 1109 2109 92 460 .972 37 23 7 4 4.53 3.92 .976 4.37 4.32
Lg 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
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-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 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 1930 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 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) 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 1930 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)
Active  41 (40th)

SB % s c a p y
2010 AL  85.29 (7th)
Career  75.00 (181st)

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)
Active  586 (24th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  218 (4th)
Active  809 (23rd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  496 (2nd)
Active  1,640 (22nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  25 (1st)
2011 AL  22 (2nd)
Active  81 (20th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  100 (2nd)
2011 AL  90 (5th)
Active  359 (22nd)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
2014 NL  3 (5th)
Active  9 (21st)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  14 (1st)
2012 AL  13 (3rd)
2013 NL  8 (5th)
Active  22 (16th)
Career  22 (77th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
2010 AL  4.93 (1st)
2012 AL  4.72 (5th)
Active  4.54 (7th)
Career  4.54 (89th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
2010 AL  4.58 (2nd)
2012 AL  4.54 (5th)
Active  4.18 (10th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
Active  .968 (23rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2478), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2263), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (3073), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (170th), 10.8 career WAR/11.3 7yr-peak WAR/11.0 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.8 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 ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2009 25 Oakland Athletics $400,000 ?
2010 26 Oakland Athletics $405,000 0.114
2011 27 Oakland Athletics $420,000 1.114
2012 28 Oakland Athletics $490,000 2.114 contracts
2013 29 Arizona Diamondbacks $1,750,000 3.114 contracts
2014 30 Arizona Diamondbacks $3,250,000 4.114 contracts
2015 31 Arizona Diamondbacks $3,275,000 5.114 contracts
2016 32 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $1,500,000 6.114 contracts
201733Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim$2,250,0007.114
Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$11,490,000Does not include future salaries ($2.25M)
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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