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Cliff Politte    \POH-leet\

Clifford Anthony Politte

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 27, 1974 in Kirkwood, MO
High School: Vianney HS (Kirkwood, MO)
Schools: Jefferson College (Hillsboro, MO), University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 54th round of the 1995 amateur draft.
Signed August 13, 1995. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 2, 1998 (Age 24.034)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1999 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/BlueJays/Phillies/Cardinals 1998-2006

Final Game: July 15, 2006 (Age 32.138)
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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
1998 24 STL NL 8 16 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .071 .133 .071 .205 -44 1 1 0 1 0 0 /1
1999 25 PHI NL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2000 26 PHI NL 12 19 15 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 .133 .176 .200 .376 -5 3 0 0 2 1 0 1
2001 27 PHI NL 23 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 28 TOT MLB 68 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 28 PHI NL 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 28 TOR AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 29 TOR AL 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 30 CHW AL 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 31 CHW AL 68 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 431 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 32 CHW AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Yrs 330 40 33 3 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 14 .121 .189 .152 .341 -10 5 1 0 3 1 0
162 Game Avg. 162 20 16 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .121 .189 .152 .341 -10 2 0 0 1 0 0
PHI (4 yrs) 61 23 18 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 .111 .190 .167 .357 -8 3 0 0 2 1 0
CHW (3 yrs) 152 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 431 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOR (2 yrs) 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
STL (1 yr) 8 16 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .071 .133 .071 .205 -44 1 1 0 1 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 261 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 431 1 0 0 0 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 69 39 32 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 14 .094 .167 .125 .292 -23 4 1 0 3 1 0

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
1998 24 STL NL 8 16 -3 -0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $170,000 /1
1999 25 PHI NL 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
2000 26 PHI NL 12 19 -3 -0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 1
2001 27 PHI NL 23 3 -0 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $225,000 1
2002 28 PHI NL 13 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $245,000 1
2002 28 TOR AL 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
2003 29 TOR AL 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $845,000 1
2004 30 CHW AL 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $800,000 1
2005 31 CHW AL 68 1 0 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .501 0.1 0.1 1 $1,000,000 1
2006 32 CHW AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,200,000 1
9 Seasons 330 40 -6 -0 -0 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.2 0 $4,485,000
PHI (4 yrs) 61 23 -4 -0 0 0 4 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $470,000
CHW (3 yrs) 152 1 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $3,000,000
TOR (2 yrs) 109 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $845,000
STL (1 yr) 8 16 -3 -0 -0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $170,000

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
1998 24 STL NL 16 15 0 0.0 107 .167 .071 .269 .133 .339 .071 .424 .205 .764 -44 .000 -3.0 -0.3 .143 .071 .000
2000 26 PHI NL 19 16 1 1.7 116 .167 .133 .273 .176 .351 .200 .447 .376 .797 -5 .107 -2.4 -0.2 .308 .133 .067
2001 27 PHI NL 3 2 0 0.0 109 .000 .000 .265 .333 .336 .000 .434 .333 .770 -1 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .500 .500 .000
2002 28 TOT MLB 1 1 0 0.0 102 .000 .259 .000 .332 .000 .412 .000 .744 -100 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
2002 28 PHI NL 1 1 0 0.0 102 .000 .259 .000 .332 .000 .412 .000 .744 -100 .000 -0.3 -0.0 .000 .000 .000
2005 31 CHW AL 1 0 1 108 1.000 1.000 .272 1.000 .335 1.000 .431 2.000 .766 431 .000 0.5 0.0 .000 .000
9 Yrs 40 34 2 1.6 111 .200 .121 .270 .189 .344 .152 .435 .341 .779 -10 .105 -5.5 -0.5 .267 .121 .030
162 Game Avg. 20 17 1 1.6 111 .200 .121 .270 .189 .344 .152 .435 .341 .779 -10 .105 -5.5 -0.5 .267 .121 .030
PHI (4 yrs) 23 19 1 1.4 115 .154 .111 .272 .190 .348 .167 .443 .357 .791 -8 .082 -2.9 -0.3 .313 .167 .056
STL (1 yr) 16 15 0 0.0 107 .167 .071 .269 .133 .339 .071 .424 .205 .764 -44 -3.0 -0.3 .143 .071 .000
CHW (3 yrs) 1 0 1 108 1.000 1.000 .272 1.000 .335 1.000 .431 2.000 .766 431 0.5 0.0 .000 .000
NL (5 yrs) 39 34 1 0.8 111 .158 .094 .270 .167 .344 .125 .435 .292 .779 -23 .032 -6.0 -0.6 .233 .125 .031
AL (5 yrs) 1 0 1 108 1.000 1.000 .272 1.000 .335 1.000 .431 2.000 .766 431 0.5 0.0 .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
2005 31 CHW AL ALDS BOS W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 ❍ 31 CHW AL WS HOU W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1998 24 STL NL 16 0.0% 50.0% 6.3% 0.0% 0% 8.00 1.8 2.00 6.00 38% 14% 0.0% 50%
2000 26 PHI NL 19 0.0% 21.1% 5.3% 5.3% 50% 4.00 3.8 7.5 1.00 2.00 63% 14% 0.0% 0%
2001 27 PHI NL 3 0.0% 33.3% 33.3% 0.0% 1.00 2.0 33% 0%
2002 28 TOT MLB 1 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0 0%
2002 28 PHI NL 1 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0 0%
2005 31 CHW AL 1 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 1.0 100% 0%
9 Yrs 40 0.0% 35.0% 7.5% 2.5% 25% 4.67 2.4 11.0 1.50 3.00 50% 13% 0.0% 13%
MLB Averages 2.8% 16.7% 8.7% 8.0% 34% 1.92 5.3 31.4 7.5 0.76 1.08 70% 21% 7.9% 12%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1998 24 STL NL -3.0 -0.3 16 -0.4 0.0 -0.5 1.00 -0.3 -0.1 -4.2 -0.4 0.91 -3.5 0
1999 25 PHI NL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 26 PHI NL -2.4 -0.2 19 -0.2 0.2 -0.3 .80 -0.2 0.0 -2.8 -0.3 0.94 -2.6 0
2001 27 PHI NL -0.3 -0.0 3 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .14 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0 0.46 -0.2 0
2002 28 TOT MLB -0.3 -0.0 1 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .37 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.86 -0.3 0
2002 28 PHI NL -0.3 -0.0 1 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 .37 -0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.86 -0.3 0
2002 28 TOR AL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 29 TOR AL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 30 CHW AL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 31 CHW AL 0.5 0.0 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 .27 0.1 0.0 1.5 0.1 1.65 0.9 0
2006 32 CHW AL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
9 Yrs -5.5 -0.5 40 -0.6 0.2 -0.8 .80 -0.6 -0.2 -6.0 -0.6 0.91 -5.7 0

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
1998 24 STL NL 0 0 0% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 26 PHI NL 0 0 33% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 27 PHI NL 0 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2002 28 TOT MLB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 28 PHI NL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 31 CHW AL 0 0 100% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Yrs 0 0 43% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

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
1998 24 STL NL 16 6% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 2 1 50% 4 0 0% 9 0 0% 2 0 0% 0 0 0
2000 26 PHI NL 19 42% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 3 0 0% 3 1 33% 13 2 15% 2 1 50% 1 0 0% 0
2001 27 PHI NL 3 33% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 28 TOT MLB 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 28 PHI NL 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 31 CHW AL 1 0% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 0 0 2 1 50% 0 0 1 1 100% 0
9 Yrs 40 25% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% 6 1 17% 7 1 14% 24 3 13% 4 1 25% 2 1 50% 0
MLB Averages 54% 71% 11% 33% 15% 52% 57%

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
1998 24 STL NL 16 53 3.31 39 73.6% 30.8% 25.6% 25.6% 17.9% 69.2% 0.0% 50.9% 63.0% 37.5% 12.5% 2 0 12.5% 2 0 12.5% 2 1 3 5 37.5% 0 0 0
2000 26 PHI NL 19 75 3.95 46 61.3% 37.0% 13.0% 19.6% 30.4% 63.0% 0.0% 38.7% 79.3% 15.8% 0.0% 0 0 31.6% 6 1 5.3% 1 1 2 2 50.0% 0 0 0
2001 27 PHI NL 3 10 3.33 4 40.0% 25.0% 50.0% 0.0% 25.0% 75.0% 0.0% 30.0% 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 1 0 33.3% 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0
2002 28 TOT MLB 1 5 5.00 3 60.0% 66.7% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 1 0 100.0% 0 0 0
2002 28 PHI NL 1 5 5.00 3 60.0% 66.7% 33.3% 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 1 0 100.0% 0 0 0
2005 31 CHW AL 1 3 3.00 2 66.7% 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 100.0% 0.0% 66.7% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 40 146 3.65 94 64.4% 34.0% 20.2% 21.3% 24.5% 66.0% 0.0% 42.5% 69.4% 25.0% 7.5% 3 0 22.5% 9 1 7.5% 3 2 6 8 42.9% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.73 62.6% 26.8% 14.5% 27.1% 31.6% 73.2% 1.7% 45.8% 80.2% 29.0% 5.3% 15.1% 9.0% 27.0%

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
1998 24 8 16 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .071 .133 .071 .205 -44 1 1 0 1 0 0
1999 25 21 16 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .071 .133 .071 .205 -44 1 1 0 1 0 0
2000 26 33 35 29 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 12 .103 .156 .138 .294 -23 4 1 0 3 1 0
2001 27 56 38 31 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 13 .097 .171 .129 .300 -21 4 1 0 3 1 0
2002 28 124 39 32 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 14 .094 .167 .125 .292 -23 4 1 0 3 1 0
2003 29 178 39 32 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 14 .094 .167 .125 .292 -23 4 1 0 3 1 0
2004 30 232 39 32 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 14 .094 .167 .125 .292 -23 4 1 0 3 1 0
2005 31 300 40 33 3 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 14 .121 .189 .152 .341 -10 5 1 0 3 1 0
2006 32 330 40 33 3 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 14 .121 .189 .152 .341 -10 5 1 0 3 1 0

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
1998 24 8 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .000 .067 .000 .067 0 8
2000 26 12 19 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .059 .000 .059 0 12
2001 27 23 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 23
2002 28 68 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 68
2005 31 68 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 68
5 Yrs 179 40 33 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 14 .030 .108 .030 .138 1 179
162 Game Avg. 162 36 30 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 13 .030 .108 .030 .138 1 179



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