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Shane Spencer

Michael Shane Spencer

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: February 20, 1972 in Key West, FL
High School: Granite Hills HS (El Cajon, CA)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 28th round of the 1990 amateur draft.
Signed June 7, 1990. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 10, 1998 (Age 26.049, 14,828th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1999 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Mets/Indians/Rangers 1998-2004
Agents: David Trimble,Jim Krivacs [*]
Last Game: July 22, 2004 (Age 32.153)
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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
1998 NYY AL 26 OF 22 13 10 138.0 27 26 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -5 1.76 1.23 .985 2.31 2.29
1998 NYY AL 26 RF 15 6 6 81.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -22 1.67 1.00 .983 2.13 2.11
1998 NYY AL 26 LF 9 7 4 57.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 1 19 1.89 1.33 .985 2.10 2.08
1998 NYY AL 26 DH 4 1
1998 NYY AL 26 1B 1 1 0 6.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 6.00 4.00 .992 9.45 9.30
1999 NYY AL 27 OF 64 52 41 472.0 113 108 5 0 3 1.000 8 20 2.15 1.77 .984 2.30 2.27
1999 NYY AL 27 LF 46 41 31 359.2 85 81 4 0 2 1.000 6 21 2.13 1.85 .985 2.08 2.05
1999 NYY AL 27 RF 22 11 10 112.1 28 27 1 0 1 1.000 2 16 2.24 1.27 .982 2.11 2.08
1999 NYY AL 27 DH 3 2
2000 NYY AL 28 OF 40 35 31 305.1 87 83 3 1 1 .989 2 10 2.53 2.15 .985 2.36 2.33
2000 NYY AL 28 DH 33 33
2000 NYY AL 28 LF 33 31 27 263.1 70 66 3 1 1 .986 1 3 2.36 2.09 .985 2.16 2.14
2000 NYY AL 28 RF 7 4 4 42.0 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 2 54 3.86 2.57 .983 2.16 2.14
2001 NYY AL 29 OF 68 59 54 556.1 147 139 7 1 0 .993 10 21 2.36 2.15 .984 2.30 2.28
2001 NYY AL 29 LF 44 36 33 341.1 83 77 5 1 0 .988 4 12 2.16 1.86 .981 2.14 2.12
2001 NYY AL 29 RF 28 23 21 215.0 64 62 2 0 0 1.000 6 35 2.68 2.29 .982 2.09 2.07
2001 NYY AL 29 DH 14 14
2002 NYY AL 30 OF 91 76 65 694.2 161 152 5 4 1 .975 -0 -0 2.03 1.73 .985 2.35 2.32
2002 NYY AL 30 RF 55 42 36 385.0 93 88 3 2 1 .978 2 6 2.13 1.65 .982 2.12 2.10
2002 NYY AL 30 LF 40 34 29 309.2 68 64 2 2 0 .971 -2 -9 1.92 1.65 .983 2.15 2.13
2002 NYY AL 30 DH 1 1
2003 TOT AL 31 OF 97 86 73 792.1 187 180 4 3 2 .984 1 -2 1 -3 2.09 1.90 .985 2.35 2.33
2003 TOT AL 31 LF 66 50 45 471.0 107 102 3 2 2 .981 -1 3 -2 7 2.01 1.59 .985 2.17 2.14
2003 TOT AL 31 RF 42 36 28 321.1 80 78 1 1 0 .988 2 -5 6 -18 2.21 1.88 .980 2.11 2.09
2003 TOT AL 31 DH 8 7
2003 CLE AL 31 OF 43 37 33 344.1 78 75 2 1 1 .987 2 -1 6 -3 2.01 1.79 .985 2.35 2.33
2003 CLE AL 31 RF 30 27 24 242.2 51 49 1 1 0 .980 0 -4 2 -20 1.85 1.67 .980 2.11 2.09
2003 CLE AL 31 LF 16 10 9 101.2 27 26 1 0 1 1.000 1 3 17 34 2.39 1.69 .985 2.17 2.14
2003 CLE AL 31 1B 11 9 2 64.0 67 66 1 0 3 1.000 -0 1 -9 21 9.42 6.09 .993 9.55 9.46
2003 CLE AL 31 DH 7 6
2003 TEX AL 31 OF 54 49 40 448.0 109 105 2 2 1 .982 -1 -1 -2 -2 2.15 1.98 .985 2.35 2.33
2003 TEX AL 31 LF 50 40 36 369.1 80 76 2 2 1 .975 -2 0 -7 0 1.90 1.56 .985 2.17 2.14
2003 TEX AL 31 RF 12 9 4 78.2 29 29 0 0 0 1.000 1 -1 18 -15 3.32 2.42 .980 2.12 2.09
2003 TEX AL 31 DH 1 1
2004 NYM NL 32 OF 62 38 29 390.1 116 111 2 3 0 .974 6 -1 19 -3 2.61 1.82 .982 2.16 2.14
2004 NYM NL 32 LF 43 21 18 231.1 60 58 0 2 0 .967 7 4 37 21 2.26 1.35 .980 1.85 1.84
2004 NYM NL 32 RF 19 11 7 109.0 37 37 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -3 -11 -33 3.06 1.95 .980 2.09 2.07
2004 NYM NL 32 CF 6 6 4 50.0 19 16 2 1 0 .947 0 -2 5 -48 3.24 3.00 .987 2.54 2.52
2004 NYM NL 32 1B 1 1 1 11.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 22 0 10.64 13.00 .993 9.49 9.40
2004 NYM NL 32 DH 1 0
7 Seasons OF 444 359 303 3349.0 838 799 27 12 7 .986 27 -3 9 -3 2.22 1.86 .984 2.31 2.28
7 Seasons LF 281 220 187 2033.1 485 459 18 8 5 .984 16 7 9 11 2.11 1.70 .983 2.11 2.07
7 Seasons RF 188 133 112 1265.2 335 325 7 3 2 .991 11 -8 10 -22 2.36 1.77 .981 2.11 2.09
7 Seasons DH 64 58
3 Seasons 1B 13 11 3 81.0 84 82 2 0 3 1.000 -1 1 -9 16 9.33 6.46 .993 9.53 9.45
1 Season CF 6 6 4 50.0 19 16 2 1 0 .947 0 -2 5 -48 3.24 3.00 .987 2.54 2.52
7 Seasons TOT 457 370 306 3430.0 922 881 29 12 10 .987 26 -2 9 -1 2.39 1.99 .985 2.48 2.49
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-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
1998 NYY AL 26 RF -2 -22 -2 -1 -0 0
1998 NYY AL 26 LF 1 19 1 0 0 0
1998 NYY AL 26 1B -0 -60 -0 0 -0 0
1999 NYY AL 27 LF 6 21 4 3 2 2
1999 NYY AL 27 RF 2 16 0 0 0 1
2000 NYY AL 28 LF 1 3 -1 -2 0 2
2000 NYY AL 28 RF 2 54 3 2 0 -1
2001 NYY AL 29 LF 4 12 0 3 -2 3
2001 NYY AL 29 RF 6 35 4 2 3 2
2002 NYY AL 30 RF 2 6 1 -2 3 1
2002 NYY AL 30 LF -2 -9 -2 -1 -1 0
2003 CLE AL 31 RF 0 2 0 -0 1 0 -4 -20 -3 -1
2003 CLE AL 31 LF 1 17 0 2 -1 1 3 34 2 1
2003 CLE AL 31 1B -0 -9 -0 0 -1 0 1 21 1
2003 TEX AL 31 LF -2 -7 -2 -1 -2 0 0 0 1 -1
2003 TEX AL 31 RF 1 18 1 -1 2 0 -1 -15 0 -1
2004 NYM NL 32 LF 7 37 6 5 1 1 4 21 3 1
2004 NYM NL 32 RF -1 -11 -1 0 -1 0 -3 -33 -2 -1
2004 NYM NL 32 CF 0 5 0 1 -1 0 -2 -48 -2 0
2004 NYM NL 32 1B 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons LF 16 9 7 9 -3 9 7 11 6 1
7 Seasons RF 11 10 8 -0 8 3 -8 -22 -5 -3
3 Seasons 1B -1 -9 -1 0 -1 0 1 16 1
1 Season CF 0 5 0 1 -1 0 -2 -48 -2 0
7 Seasons TOT 27 8 14 11 3 0 13 -2 -1 0 -2
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1998 NYY AL 26 27 15 27 23 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 15 24 4 6 3
1999 NYY AL 27 71 54 71 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 0 22 68 3 8 6
2000 NYY AL 28 73 68 73 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 7 40 33 0 1
2001 NYY AL 29 80 73 80 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 28 72 14 3 1
2002 NYY AL 30 94 77 94 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 55 95 1 10 1
2003 CLE AL 31 64 52 64 53 0 0 11 0 0 0 16 0 30 46 7 10 0
2003 TEX AL 31 55 50 55 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 12 62 1 0 2
2004 NYM NL 32 74 39 74 63 0 0 1 0 0 0 43 6 19 68 1 21 2
7 Seasons 538 428 538 456 0 0 13 0 0 0 281 6 188 475 64 58 16
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%
1998 NYY AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 9 5 55.6% 4 0 0.0% 1 236 48% 77% 47% 23 52%
1999 NYY AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 7 7 0 10 6 0 8 5 0 8 2 1 12 11 0 45 31 68.9% 13 1 2.2% 3 1559 54% 78% 42% 164 51%
2000 NYY AL 28 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 2 16 14 0 15 8 2 3 2 0 4 1 0 9 8 1 47 33 70.2% 12 3 6.4% 0 1193 60% 76% 43% 140 49%
2001 NYY AL 29 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 2 1 30 26 2 15 6 1 7 5 1 4 2 0 14 13 0 70 52 74.3% 14 4 5.7% 1 1488 59% 78% 41% 194 42%
2002 NYY AL 30 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 23 17 0 16 6 1 9 8 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 52 34 65.4% 17 1 1.9% 1 1342 58% 78% 41% 165 40%
2003 TEX AL 31 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 26 24 0 9 1 1 10 6 0 8 0 1 6 6 0 59 37 62.7% 20 2 3.4% 0 1636 50% 77% 40% 173 45%
2003 CLE AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 9 7 0 7 3 0 4 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 23 15 65.2% 7 1 4.3% 0 460 65% 81% 39% 62 42%
2004 NYM NL 32 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 9 0 9 5 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 4 4 0 31 22 71.0% 9 0 0.0% 0 979 62% 78% 37% 113 51%
7 Seasons 8 0 4 4 1 18 0 6 2 8 127 107 2 83 35 5 45 34 1 32 7 3 49 46 1 336 229 68.2% 96 12 3.6% 6 8893 57% 78% 41% 1034 46%
MLB Averages 63.2% 2.5% 58% 77% 41% 48%

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%
1998 NYY AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 75.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 321 61% 76% 42% 24 63%
1999 NYY AL 27 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 7 4 0 4 3 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 3 2 1 18 11 61.1% 7 1 5.6% 0 475 64% 74% 38% 61 44%
2000 NYY AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 1 20.0% 4 0 0.0% 0 186 72% 80% 51% 25 72%
2001 NYY AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 12 9 0 4 3 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 5 3 0 27 15 55.6% 11 1 3.7% 1 889 67% 76% 43% 97 66%
2002 NYY AL 30 2 0 2 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 21 10 0 8 4 0 7 7 0 1 0 0 8 5 0 45 26 57.8% 19 0 0.0% 3 1666 59% 76% 43% 170 53%
2003 CLE AL 31 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 9 5 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 5 4 0 25 11 44.0% 14 0 0.0% 1 1037 60% 79% 39% 96 52%
2003 TEX AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 0 4 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 16 9 56.3% 7 0 0.0% 0 331 52% 78% 40% 55 53%
2004 NYM NL 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 7 0 6 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 5 4 0 25 14 56.0% 11 0 0.0% 0 475 64% 80% 39% 69 54%
7 Seasons 3 0 3 0 2 7 0 3 2 1 67 41 0 35 15 0 17 12 1 15 2 0 31 20 1 165 90 54.5% 74 2 1.2% 5 5380 61% 77% 42% 597 55%
MLB Averages 45.3% 2.5% 58% 77% 41% 51%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1998 NYY AL 26 29 55% 59% 21% 2 100% 0 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 CLE AL 31 262 69% 78% 30% 9 100% 0 66 2 63 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2004 NYM NL 32 44 48% 70% 34% 1 100% 0 13 0 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 335 65% 75% 30% 12 100% 0 82 3 77 2 8 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 77% 31% 93% 82%

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%
2004 NYM NL 32 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 3 0 0 3 0 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 14 2 14.3% 11 1 7.1% 1 223 65% 81% 44% 35 51%
1 Season 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 3 0 0 3 0 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 14 2 14.3% 11 1 7.1% 1 223 65% 81% 44% 35 51%
MLB Averages 44.4% 2.3% 58% 77% 41% 54%



* - 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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1998 Sep 27th AL Player of the Week

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2000 AL  1 (5th)
2003 AL  2 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1999 AL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
Career  16 (85th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2001 AL  6 (2nd)

                                         

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