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Ben Grieve
Benjamin Grieve
All-Star Player
Bats: Left , Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" , Weight: 220 lb.

Born: May 4, 1976 in Arlington, TX
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1994 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 1994. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 1997
Relatives: Son of Tom Grieve
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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
1997 21 OAK AL 24 108 93 12 29 6 0 3 24 0 0 13 25 .312 .402 .473 .875 132 44 1 1 1 0 1 9
1998 22 OAK AL 155 678 583 94 168 41 2 18 89 2 2 85 123 .288 .386 .458 .844 123 267 18 9 0 1 3 *9/D RoY-1
1999 23 OAK AL 148 558 486 80 129 21 0 28 86 4 0 63 108 .265 .358 .481 .840 118 234 17 8 0 1 2 *7/9D
2000 24 OAK AL 158 675 594 92 166 40 1 27 104 3 0 73 130 .279 .359 .487 .845 116 289 32 3 0 5 2 *7D
2001 25 TBD AL 154 639 542 72 143 30 2 11 72 7 1 87 159 .264 .372 .387 .760 103 210 13 8 0 2 2 *97D
2002 26 TBD AL 136 561 482 62 121 30 0 19 64 8 2 69 121 .251 .353 .432 .784 111 208 15 8 0 2 5 *9D
2003 27 TBD AL 55 205 165 28 38 7 0 4 17 0 0 32 41 .230 .371 .345 .716 96 57 3 6 0 2 1 D9
2004 28 TOT NL 123 294 250 30 65 17 0 8 35 0 0 39 70 .260 .361 .424 .785 103 106 4 2 0 3 5 9/D7
2004 28 MIL NL 108 275 234 28 61 15 0 7 29 0 0 39 65 .261 .364 .415 .778 101 97 4 0 0 2 5 9/D
2004 28 CHC NL 15 19 16 2 4 2 0 1 6 0 0 0 5 .250 .316 .563 .878 119 9 0 2 0 1 0 /97
2005 29 CHC NL 23 25 20 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 7 .250 .400 .250 .650 74 5 0 0 0 0 1 /7
9 Seasons 976 3743 3215 471 864 192 5 118 492 24 5 466 784 .269 .367 .442 .809 113 1420 103 45 1 16 22
162 Game Avg. 162 621 534 78 143 32 1 20 82 4 1 77 130 .269 .367 .442 .809 113 236 17 7 0 3 4
OAK (4 yrs) 485 2019 1756 278 492 108 3 76 303 9 2 234 386 .280 .370 .475 .845 120 834 68 21 1 7 8
TBD (3 yrs) 345 1405 1189 162 302 67 2 34 153 15 3 188 321 .254 .364 .399 .764 105 475 31 22 0 6 8
CHC (2 yrs) 38 44 36 3 9 2 0 1 7 0 0 5 12 .250 .364 .389 .753 94 14 0 2 0 1 1
MIL (1 yr) 108 275 234 28 61 15 0 7 29 0 0 39 65 .261 .364 .415 .778 101 97 4 0 0 2 5
AL (7 yrs) 830 3424 2945 440 794 175 5 110 456 24 5 422 707 .270 .368 .444 .812 114 1309 99 43 1 13 16
NL (2 yrs) 146 319 270 31 70 17 0 8 36 0 0 44 77 .259 .364 .411 .775 100 111 4 2 0 3 6

Postseason Batting

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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
2000 24 OAK AL ALDS NYY L 5 20 17 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 .118 .250 .118 .368 2 2 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 5 20 17 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 7 .118 .250 .118 .368 2 2 0 0 0 0
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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzrd Rtzhm Rof RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1997 OAK AL 21 OF 24 22 208.1 40 39 1 0 1 1.000 -6.5 -37.4 -4.5 -0.5 -4.0 -2 1.73 1.67 .982 2.32 2.02
1997 OAK AL 21 RF 24 22 208.1 40 39 1 0 1 1.000 -6.5 -37.4 -4.5 -0.5 -4.0 -2 1.73 1.67 .978 2.18 1.79
1998 OAK AL 22 OF 151 150 1280.2 269 261 6 2 0 .993 -20.5 -19.2 -17.5 -7.4 -10.1 -3 1.88 1.77 .985 2.31 2.02 RoY-1
1998 OAK AL 22 RF 151 150 1280.2 272 262 8 2 0 .993 -20.5 -19.2 -17.5 -7.4 -10.1 -3 1.90 1.79 .983 2.14 1.81 RoY-1
1998 OAK AL 22 DH 3 0.0 RoY-1
1999 OAK AL 23 OF 137 132 1038.2 241 232 6 3 2 .988 -19.3 -22.3 -16.3 -1.2 -15.1 -3 2.06 1.74 .984 2.30 2.03
1999 OAK AL 23 LF 131 127 989.2 228 220 5 3 1 .987 -17.8 -21.6 -14.8 -1.5 -13.3 -3 2.05 1.72 .985 2.08 1.73
1999 OAK AL 23 RF 8 5 49.0 13 12 1 0 0 1.000 -1.5 -36.7 -1.5 0.3 -1.8 0 2.39 1.63 .985 2.11 1.82
1999 OAK AL 23 DH 4 0.0
2000 OAK AL 24 LF 144 144 1161.1 246 237 6 3 0 .988 -7.1 -7.3 -4.1 -0.6 -3.5 -3 1.88 1.69 .985 2.16 1.76
2000 OAK AL 24 OF 144 144 1161.1 248 239 6 3 0 .988 -7.1 -7.3 -4.1 -0.6 -3.5 -3 1.90 1.70 .985 2.36 2.02
2000 OAK AL 24 DH 12 0.0
2001 TBD AL 25 OF 120 118 1012.1 248 240 4 4 0 .984 -7.1 -8.4 -3.1 -7.2 4.0 -4 2.17 2.03 .984 2.30 2.01
2001 TBD AL 25 RF 64 62 540.2 120 117 0 3 0 .975 -7.9 -17.5 -2.9 -2.7 -0.3 -5 1.95 1.83 .982 2.09 1.82
2001 TBD AL 25 LF 56 56 471.2 128 123 4 1 0 .992 0.8 2.0 -0.2 -4.5 4.3 1 2.42 2.27 .980 2.14 1.72
2001 TBD AL 25 DH 32 0.0
2002 TBD AL 26 OF 118 117 1039.1 258 249 6 3 2 .988 -7.5 -8.7 -6.5 -5.2 -1.3 -1 2.21 2.16 .985 2.35 2.05
2002 TBD AL 26 RF 118 117 1039.1 258 249 6 3 2 .988 -7.5 -8.7 -6.5 -5.2 -1.3 -1 2.21 2.16 .982 2.12 1.82
2002 TBD AL 26 DH 16 0.0
2003 TBD AL 27 DH 37 0.0
2003 TBD AL 27 OF 10 10 85.0 19 17 1 1 1 .947 -0.8 -11.3 -0.8 -0.3 -0.5 0 1.91 1.80 .984 2.35 2.08
2003 TBD AL 27 RF 10 10 85.0 19 17 1 1 1 .947 -0.8 -11.3 -0.8 -0.3 -0.5 0 1.91 1.80 .979 2.11 1.79
2004 TOT NL 28 OF 69 66 484.0 113 109 0 4 0 .965 -7.2 -17.9 -3.2 -3.9 0.7 -4 2.03 1.58 .982 2.16 1.85
2004 TOT NL 28 RF 68 66 483.0 112 108 0 4 0 .964 -7.4 -18.4 -3.4 -3.9 0.5 -4 2.01 1.59 .980 2.09 1.71
2004 MIL NL 28 OF 65 64 470.1 110 106 0 4 0 .964 -6.5 -16.6 -3.5 -3.9 0.4 -3 2.03 1.63 .983 2.16 1.85
2004 MIL NL 28 RF 65 64 470.1 110 106 0 4 0 .964 -6.5 -16.6 -3.5 -3.9 0.4 -3 2.03 1.63 .980 2.09 1.71
2004 MIL NL 28 DH 1 0.0
2004 CHC NL 28 OF 4 2 13.2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0.7 -61.5 0.3 0.0 0.3 -1 1.98 0.75 .967 2.17 1.85
2004 CHC NL 28 RF 3 2 12.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0.9 -85.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 -1 1.42 0.67 1.000 2.06 1.70
2004 CHC NL 28 LF 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.2 240.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0 9.00 1.00 1.000 1.80 1.50
2005 CHC NL 29 LF 1 1 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 1.93 1.50
2005 CHC NL 29 OF 1 1 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 2.19 1.90
9 Seasons OF 774 760 6316.2 1436 1386 30 20 6 .986 -76.0 -14.4 -56.0 -26.3 -29.8 -20 2.02 1.83 .984 2.31 2.01
7 Seasons RF 443 432 3686.0 834 804 17 13 4 .984 -52.1 -17.0 -37.1 -19.7 -17.5 -15 2.00 1.85 .982 2.12 1.80
5 Seasons LF 333 328 2630.2 603 581 15 7 1 .988 -23.9 -10.9 -18.9 -6.6 -12.3 -5 2.04 1.79 .984 2.13 1.74
7 Seasons DH 105 0.0
9 Seasons TOT 776 760 6316.2 1437 1385 32 20 5 .986 -76.0 -14.4 -56.0 -26.3 -29.8 -20 2.02 1.83 .969 2.12 1.77
Pos G GS Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzrd Rtzhm Rof RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank, Glossary

All-Star Games
1998 *

Awards (yr-lg-award)
1998-AL-Rookie of the Year

Doubles s c a p y
1998 AL--41--7th

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1998 AL--85--10th
2001 AL--87--9th

Strikeouts s c a p y
2000 AL--130--8th
2001 AL--159--2nd

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1998 AL--18--9th
2000 AL--32--1st

Youngest s c a p y
1997 AL--born 1976-05-04--1st

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1686), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 9 (1173), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1187), Average HOFer ≈ 50

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* - Signifies Hall of Famer

June 2, 1994: Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1994 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1994.

January 8, 2001: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Oakland Athletics to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The Oakland Athletics sent Angel Berroa and A.J. Hinch to the Kansas City Royals. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays sent Cory Lidle to the Oakland Athletics. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays sent Roberto Hernandez to the Kansas City Royals. The Kansas City Royals sent Johnny Damon and Mark Ellis to the Oakland Athletics.

October 28, 2003: Granted Free Agency.

December 23, 2003: Signed as a Free Agent with the Milwaukee Brewers.

August 31, 2004: Traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Chicago Cubs for cash. The Chicago Cubs sent Andy Pratt (September 3, 2004) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.

October 29, 2004: Granted Free Agency.

January 21, 2005: Signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

April 1, 2005: Released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

April 1, 2005: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.

October 6, 2005: Granted Free Agency.

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete and may not include some earned bonuses
1998Oakland Athletics$172,000
1999Oakland Athletics$300,000
2000Oakland Athletics$750,000
2001Tampa Bay Devil Rays$2,750,000
2002Tampa Bay Devil Rays$4,000,000
2003Tampa Bay Devil Rays$5,500,000
2004Milwaukee Brewers$700,000
Career (may be incomplete)$14,172,000
Salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, member of SABR.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.

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