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Rick Sofield

Richard Michael Sofield

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 16, 1956 in Cheyenne, WY
High School: Morristown HS (Morristown, NJ)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 6, 1979 (Age 22.111)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1980 season [*]
Team: Twins 1979-1981

Final Game: October 4, 1981 (Age 24.292)
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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 Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1979 MIN AL 22 OF 35 32 18 243.0 65 61 1 3 1 .954 1 5 2.30 1.77 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 MIN AL 22 RF 22 20 10 150.0 34 32 1 1 1 .971 -1 -7 1.98 1.50 .980 2.25 2.22
1979 MIN AL 22 LF 7 7 5 57.0 17 16 0 1 0 .941 1 23 2.53 2.29 .980 2.23 2.20
1979 MIN AL 22 CF 6 5 3 36.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 1 27 3.50 2.33 .983 2.92 2.88
1980 MIN AL 23 OF 126 108 87 977.1 280 267 7 6 0 .979 1 1 2.52 2.17 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 MIN AL 23 LF 71 60 45 540.1 144 136 4 4 0 .972 0 1 2.33 1.97 .980 2.35 2.35
1980 MIN AL 23 CF 51 42 37 384.0 124 120 2 2 0 .984 0 1 2.86 2.39 .983 2.92 2.91
1980 MIN AL 23 RF 9 6 5 53.0 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 0 7 1.87 1.22 .975 2.12 2.12
1980 MIN AL 23 DH 3 1
1981 MIN AL 24 OF 34 29 23 249.2 60 54 5 1 0 .983 3 14 2.13 1.74 .983 2.48 2.47
1981 MIN AL 24 LF 33 29 23 248.2 60 54 5 1 0 .983 3 14 2.14 1.79 .979 2.38 2.38
1981 MIN AL 24 DH 3 0
1981 MIN AL 24 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
3 Seasons OF 195 169 128 1470.0 405 382 13 10 1 .975 5 4 2.42 2.03 .980 2.47 2.46
3 Seasons LF 111 96 73 846.0 221 206 9 6 0 .973 5 7 2.29 1.94 .980 2.35 2.35
2 Seasons CF 57 47 40 420.0 139 134 2 3 0 .978 1 3 2.91 2.39 .983 2.92 2.91
3 Seasons RF 32 26 15 204.0 45 42 2 1 1 .978 -1 -4 1.94 1.38 .979 2.21 2.19
2 Seasons DH 6 1
3 Seasons TOT 195 169 128 1470.0 405 382 13 10 1 .975 5 4 2.42 2.03 .980 2.47 2.46
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
1979 MIN AL 22 RF -1 -7 -1 -1 -0 0
1979 MIN AL 22 LF 1 23 0 1 -1 1
1979 MIN AL 22 CF 1 27 1 -0 1 0
1980 MIN AL 23 LF 0 1 2 3 -1 -1
1980 MIN AL 23 CF 0 1 -1 -2 2 1
1980 MIN AL 23 RF 0 7 0 -0 1 0
1981 MIN AL 24 LF 3 14 2 0 2 1
1981 MIN AL 24 RF 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons LF 5 7 4 4 -1 1
2 Seasons CF 1 3 0 -3 3 1
3 Seasons RF -1 -4 -1 -1 1 0
3 Seasons TOT 5 4 3 0 3 2

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1979 MIN AL 22 35 32 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 22 35 0 3 0
1980 MIN AL 23 131 108 131 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 51 9 131 3 15 1
1981 MIN AL 24 41 29 41 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 1 34 3 8 3
3 Seasons 207 169 207 195 0 0 0 0 0 0 111 57 32 200 6 26 4
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 -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1979 MIN AL 22 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 62.5% 3 0 0.0% 0 249 53% 89% 22% 40 40%
1980 MIN AL 23 4 0 4 0 2 4 0 2 1 1 30 23 1 22 6 0 12 6 1 7 2 0 11 11 0 82 48 58.5% 32 2 2.4% 2 2270 63% 85% 24% 311 45%
1981 MIN AL 24 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 2 15 8 2 9 3 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 5 5 0 33 17 51.5% 12 4 12.1% 1 1031 64% 81% 26% 122 48%
3 Seasons 6 0 6 0 3 9 0 2 4 3 48 34 3 34 11 2 16 7 1 9 2 0 16 16 0 123 70 56.9% 47 6 4.9% 3 3550 63% 84% 25% 473 45%
MLB Averages 59.3% 2.7% 60% 83% 27% 47%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1979 MIN AL 22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 150 75% 87% 26% 23 61%
1980 MIN AL 23 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 21 16 0 12 6 0 7 1 0 5 0 0 16 10 0 61 33 54.1% 28 0 0.0% 2 1650 66% 80% 24% 216 56%
2 Seasons 3 0 3 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 23 18 0 12 6 0 7 1 0 5 0 0 16 10 0 63 35 55.6% 28 0 0.0% 2 1800 67% 81% 24% 239 56%
MLB Averages 44.0% 2.4% 60% 83% 27% 56%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1979 MIN AL 22 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 4 0 2 1 0 6 4 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 19 9 47.4% 9 1 5.3% 0 636 61% 84% 25% 67 48%
1980 MIN AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 2 40.0% 2 1 20.0% 0 211 67% 85% 24% 25 44%
1981 MIN AL 24 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 0 3 67% 100% 0% 0
3 Seasons 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 4 0 3 1 0 8 5 1 3 0 1 5 1 0 24 11 45.8% 11 2 8.3% 0 850 63% 84% 24% 92 47%
MLB Averages 41.7% 3.1% 60% 83% 27% 50%



* - 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.

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