Josh Willingham

Joshua David Willingham (Hammer)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: February 17, 1979 in Florence, AL
High School: Mars Hill Bible School (Florence, AL)
School: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL)
Drafted
by the Florida Marlins in the 17th round of the 2000 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 2000. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 6, 2004 (Age 25.140)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Marlins/Twins/Nationals/Athletics 2004-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 3 yrs/$21M (12-14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 8.123, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Matt Sosnick [*]
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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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2004 FLA NL 25 C 5 3 1 23.0 16 15 0 1 0 .938 -1 -2 -52 -89 5.87 3.00 .993 7.43 7.40 2 0 4 1 20% 28% 0
2004 FLA NL 25 LF 3 3 0 21.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 -1 23 -57 2.57 2.00 .980 1.84 1.83
2004 FLA NL 25 OF 3 3 0 21.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 0 -1 23 -57 2.57 2.00 .982 2.14 2.13
2005 FLA NL 26 C 8 2 1 31.2 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -38 0 6.25 2.75 .992 7.28 7.16 1 2 3 0 0% 29% 0
2005 FLA NL 26 DH 1 1
2005 FLA NL 26 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
2005 FLA NL 26 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
2006 FLA NL 27 LF 132 129 84 1069.2 218 206 5 7 0 .968 0 -3 0 -3 1.78 1.60 .982 1.97 1.95 RoY-9
2006 FLA NL 27 OF 132 129 84 1069.2 218 206 5 7 0 .968 0 -3 0 -3 1.78 1.60 .984 2.22 2.20 RoY-9
2006 FLA NL 27 DH 3 3 RoY-9
2006 FLA NL 27 1B 2 0 0 3.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 15.00 2.50 .994 9.30 9.35 RoY-9
2006 FLA NL 27 C 2 2 1 14.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 0 -1 0 -60 7.71 6.00 .992 7.39 7.30 1 0 2 0 0% 28% 0 RoY-9
2007 FLA NL 28 LF 137 137 113 1176.1 223 211 9 3 0 .987 -7 -7 -7 -7 1.68 1.61 .984 2.00 1.99
2007 FLA NL 28 OF 137 137 113 1176.1 223 211 9 3 0 .987 -7 -7 -7 -7 1.68 1.61 .984 2.30 2.29
2007 FLA NL 28 DH 3 3
2008 FLA NL 29 LF 98 97 91 855.1 173 166 7 0 0 1.000 8 11 11 16 1.82 1.77 .983 1.90 1.89
2008 FLA NL 29 OF 98 97 91 855.1 173 166 7 0 0 1.000 8 11 11 15 1.82 1.77 .985 2.21 2.20
2009 WSN NL 30 OF 118 115 79 956.0 242 233 2 7 2 .971 2 -4 2 -5 2.21 1.99 .986 2.20 2.18
2009 WSN NL 30 LF 87 82 60 691.2 172 165 2 5 2 .971 -2 -4 -4 -7 2.17 1.92 .982 1.93 1.91
2009 WSN NL 30 RF 35 33 19 264.1 70 68 0 2 0 .971 4 0 16 0 2.32 1.94 .986 2.08 2.06
2009 WSN NL 30 1B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 9.00 9.20
2010 WSN NL 31 LF 108 105 74 880.1 172 164 7 1 2 .994 -10 1 -13 1 1.75 1.58 .985 1.82 1.80
2010 WSN NL 31 OF 108 105 74 880.1 172 164 7 1 2 .994 -10 1 -13 1 1.75 1.58 .987 2.17 2.15
2010 WSN NL 31 DH 2 2
2011 OAK AL 32 LF 96 94 83 829.1 164 159 3 2 1 .988 -6 0 -9 0 1.76 1.69 .982 2.13 2.11
2011 OAK AL 32 OF 96 94 83 829.1 164 159 3 2 1 .988 -6 0 -9 0 1.76 1.69 .986 2.28 2.26
2011 OAK AL 32 DH 36 36
2012 MIN AL 33 LF 119 118 102 1027.2 247 237 6 4 2 .984 1 -13 2 -15 2.13 2.04 .983 1.94 1.93 SS
2012 MIN AL 33 OF 119 118 102 1027.2 247 237 6 4 2 .984 1 -13 2 -15 2.13 2.04 .986 2.17 2.16 SS
2012 MIN AL 33 DH 25 25 SS
2013 MIN AL 34 LF 72 71 56 607.2 131 125 5 1 1 .992 -5 -8 -10 -16 1.93 1.81 .989 1.98 1.97
2013 MIN AL 34 OF 72 71 56 607.2 131 125 5 1 1 .992 -5 -8 -10 -15 1.93 1.81 .987 2.24 2.23
2013 MIN AL 34 DH 35 35
2014 MIN AL 35 LF 43 42 34 355.1 87 85 2 0 1 1.000 1 1 2 3 2.20 2.02 .987 1.98 1.97
2014 MIN AL 35 OF 43 42 34 355.1 87 85 2 0 1 1.000 1 1 2 3 2.20 2.02 .986 2.24 2.24
2014 MIN AL 35 DH 4 4
11 Seasons OF 927 911 716 7779.2 1663 1592 46 25 9 .985 -16 -23 -2 -3 1.89 1.77 .986 2.22 2.21
11 Seasons LF 896 878 697 7515.1 1593 1524 46 23 9 .986 -19 -23 -3 -3 1.88 1.75 .984 1.96 1.94
1 Season RF 35 33 19 264.1 70 68 0 2 0 .971 4 0 16 0 2.32 1.94 .986 2.08 2.06
3 Seasons C 15 7 3 68.2 50 48 1 1 0 .980 -2 -2 -35 -34 6.42 3.27 .992 7.35 7.26 4 2 9 1 10% 28% 0
2 Seasons 1B 3 0 0 4.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 11.25 1.67 .994 9.22 9.30
11 Seasons TOT 945 918 719 7852.1 1718 1645 47 26 9 .985 -18 -26 -3 -3 1.94 1.79 .986 2.27 2.31 4 2 9 1 10% 28% 0
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 PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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
2004 FLA NL 25 C -1 -52 -1 -2 -89 -1 0 -1
2004 FLA NL 25 LF 0 23 0 0 0 0 -1 -57 -1 0
2005 FLA NL 26 C -1 -38 -1 0 0 0 0
2005 FLA NL 26 LF 0 0
2006 FLA NL 27 LF 0 0 -1 0 -1 1 -3 -3 -3 2
2006 FLA NL 27 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 FLA NL 27 C 0 0 0 -1 -60 0 -1
2007 FLA NL 28 LF -7 -7 -13 -4 -9 6 -7 -7 -10 4
2008 FLA NL 29 LF 8 11 6 6 0 2 11 16 4 4
2009 WSN NL 30 LF -2 -4 2 -5 7 -4 -4 -7 -1 -1
2009 WSN NL 30 RF 4 16 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 -1
2009 WSN NL 30 1B 0 0
2010 WSN NL 31 LF -10 -13 -9 -5 -4 -1 1 1 -2 2
2011 OAK AL 32 LF -6 -9 -6 -4 -2 0 0 0 -3 0
2012 MIN AL 33 LF 1 2 5 7 -2 -4 -13 -15 -5 -5
2013 MIN AL 34 LF -5 -10 -6 -2 -4 1 -8 -16 -8 -1
2014 MIN AL 35 LF 1 2 0 1 -1 0 1 3 -2 1
11 Seasons LF -19 -3 -21 -6 -15 1 -23 -3 -31 6
1 Season RF 4 16 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 -1
3 Seasons C -2 -35 -2 -2 -34 -1 0 -2
2 Seasons 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons TOT -18 -3 -17 -6 -11 1 -2 -26 -3 -30 -1 5 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
2004 FLA NL 25 12 6 12 8 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 6 0
2005 FLA NL 26 16 3 16 9 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 9 0
2006 FLA NL 27 142 134 142 134 0 2 2 0 0 0 132 0 0 132 3 5 1
2007 FLA NL 28 144 140 144 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 137 0 0 137 3 4 0
2008 FLA NL 29 102 97 102 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 0 0 98 0 4 0
2009 WSN NL 30 133 115 133 118 0 0 1 0 0 0 87 0 35 122 0 17 0
2010 WSN NL 31 114 107 114 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 108 0 0 108 2 7 0
2011 OAK AL 32 136 130 136 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 96 0 0 96 36 6 0
2012 MIN AL 33 145 143 145 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 119 0 0 119 25 2 0
2013 MIN AL 34 111 106 111 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 0 0 72 35 5 0
2014 MIN AL 35 48 46 48 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 0 0 43 4 1 0
11 Seasons 1103 1027 1103 942 0 15 3 0 0 0 896 0 35 931 109 66 1
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%
2004 FLA NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 86 57% 73% 27% 10 60%
2005 FLA NL 26 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 3 100% 33% 33% 0
2006 FLA NL 27 7 0 5 2 2 5 0 2 1 2 54 41 1 37 18 0 29 17 2 7 2 0 19 19 0 146 97 66.4% 46 3 2.1% 2 4709 62% 75% 40% 477 44%
2007 FLA NL 28 3 0 1 2 1 9 0 2 2 5 79 71 1 46 25 2 41 21 1 15 3 0 23 22 0 204 142 69.6% 58 4 2.0% 5 5322 62% 75% 39% 560 39%
2008 FLA NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 3 2 50 44 2 36 10 2 22 19 0 9 1 0 13 8 0 130 82 63.1% 44 4 3.1% 3 3686 58% 75% 40% 388 45%
2009 WSN NL 30 5 0 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 23 15 0 21 11 0 26 15 0 9 2 1 19 14 0 98 57 58.2% 40 1 1.0% 1 3118 56% 77% 40% 347 48%
2010 WSN NL 31 1 0 1 0 0 7 0 2 0 5 51 40 0 41 12 2 16 10 2 15 1 1 23 20 1 146 83 56.8% 57 6 4.1% 1 3842 60% 77% 41% 387 44%
2011 OAK AL 32 2 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 42 36 0 17 9 0 24 13 0 8 3 0 14 11 0 105 72 68.6% 33 0 0.0% 3 3542 60% 75% 38% 370 44%
2012 MIN AL 33 4 0 4 0 1 6 1 3 0 2 62 48 0 39 12 0 31 16 1 14 2 1 22 20 0 168 98 58.3% 68 2 1.2% 4 4431 58% 80% 41% 510 47%
2013 MIN AL 34 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 2 0 1 39 33 2 26 7 0 20 14 0 8 1 1 8 8 0 101 63 62.4% 35 3 3.0% 2 2626 55% 79% 42% 286 45%
2014 MIN AL 35 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 17 12 0 6 3 0 11 8 0 2 0 0 6 5 1 42 28 66.7% 13 1 2.4% 1 1502 50% 80% 42% 177 49%
11 Seasons 23 0 17 6 7 46 1 17 6 18 418 341 6 269 107 6 220 133 6 87 15 4 147 127 2 1141 723 63.4% 394 24 2.1% 22 32867 59% 77% 40% 3512 44%
MLB Averages 63.8% 2.3% 57% 76% 39% 46%

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%
2009 WSN NL 30 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 8 0 7 2 0 7 5 0 3 2 0 7 5 0 40 22 55.0% 18 0 0.0% 0 1156 60% 80% 40% 132 52%
1 Season 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 8 0 7 2 0 7 5 0 3 2 0 7 5 0 40 22 55.0% 18 0 0.0% 0 1156 60% 80% 40% 132 52%
MLB Averages 46.9% 2.3% 57% 76% 39% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
2004 FLA NL 25 87 3.13 3.52 1 0% 1 0 15 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2005 FLA NL 26 164 9.95 9.95 2 100% 0 0 22 2 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 FLA NL 27 65 7.71 8.36 1 100% 0 0 11 0 0 0 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 316 7.21 7.47 4 75% 1 0 48 2 0 0 46 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
MLB Averages 4.20 4.56 92% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
2004 FLA NL 25 2 0 22 4 1 0 20% 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0.94 0.40
2005 FLA NL 26 1 2 67 3 0 0 0% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1.02
2006 FLA NL 27 1 0 31 2 0 0 0% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0.27
3 Seasons 4 2 120 9 1 0 10% 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 17 3 0.82 0.40
MLB Averages 28% 1.29 1.24

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%
2006 FLA NL 27 12 67% 100% 42% 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 WSN NL 30 4 75% 25% 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
2 Seasons 16 69% 81% 31% 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 94% 83%



* - 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

Silver Sluggers
2012 AL (OF)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2009 Aug 2nd NL Player of the Week
2012 Apr 15th AL Player of the Week

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 AL  119 (4th)
Active  896 (7th)
Career  896 (76th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 AL  237 (2nd)
Active  1,524 (7th)
Career  1,524 (96th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2007 NL  9 (3rd)
2010 NL  7 (2nd)
2012 AL  6 (4th)
Active  46 (8th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2006 NL  7 (3rd)
2009 NL  5 (2nd)
2012 AL  4 (2nd)
Active  23 (8th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  2 (1st)
2010 NL  2 (1st)
2012 AL  2 (2nd)
2014 AL  1 (1st)
Active  9 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2006 NL  7 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 NL  8 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
2009 NL  2.17 (1st)
2012 AL  2.13 (1st)
Active  1.88 (11th)
Career  1.88 (85th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  1.92 (3rd)
2010 NL  1.58 (5th)
2012 AL  2.04 (2nd)
Active  1.75 (8th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2007 NL  .987 (4th)
2012 AL  .984 (5th)
Active  .986 (8th)
Career  .986 (36th)

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