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Ben GrieveTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1994-2005 MLB Years: 1997-2005
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Drafted
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
Major Award Winner

PositionsOF-509, RF-443, LF-333, DH-105Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBenjamin Grieve
Height6-4Weight230BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateMay 4,1976 [42.227]PlaceArlington,Texas
High SchoolJames Martin (Arlington,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Oakland Athletics [Team Picks] in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1994 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,200,000Signing ScoutsTim Holt
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1995-MLB-#10 ... 1995-MLB-#1 ... 1996-MLB-#37 ... 1996-MLB-#1 ... 1997-MLB-#18 ... 1997-OAK-#2 ... 1998-MLB-#1
MLB DebutSeptember 3,1997 [21.122]
OrganizationsOAK [7] TBA [3] CHN [2] MIL [1] Awards9Awards Voting1-130
TBC Player ID876Retrosheet IDgrieb001MLBAM ID115132
RelationshipsSon of Tom Grieve
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1998
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed37Power69Contact43XBH58RBIs72Runs40Hitting68Durability74Team.480Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1994Southern Oregon A'sNwstA-oak-of18722524483130750225148100376.329.456.464.92011720316.380.135.337.40716.1415.190.942.2236.0024.10
1995West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAoak-of1910237153971614621136075806610.261.371.342.71312721445.312.081.264.32613.4816.851.250.9092.7521.65
1995Modesto A'sCalifA+oak-of192810717285021420152200213.262.347.364.711397124.306.102.262.32012.1017.741.471.6153.5025.00
1995Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         130478701252116761337597808713.262.366.347.71316628569.311.085.264.32513.1817.051.291.0579.6722.40
1996Modesto A'sCalifA+oak-of207228161100201115187385211325.356.430.552.98215532324.403.196.335.42411.7316.051.373.4025.5532.00
1996Huntsville StarsSouAAoak-of206323234558183203355320353.237.338.384.7228917272.270.147.284.31712.8719.491.512.9429.0030.91
1996Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1355139515528219838107310531678.302.388.476.86424449596.344.174.312.37612.2517.621.443.1927.0031.61
1997Huntsville StarsSouAAoak-of211003721001222922410851817590408.328.455.6101.06522755466.354.282.511.45717.3816.090.935.1515.5045.08
1997Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAoak-of2127108274611172801121611104.426.484.7411.2258019123.453.315.417.5189.7613.011.335.6915.4341.30
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         127480127168403311365293911015012.350.461.6401.10130774589.377.290.490.46915.7915.450.985.2615.4844.05
1997Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak14rf21249312296032400132511011.312.402.473.875449108.400.161.301.38612.0423.151.922.7831.0031.03
1998Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak14rf221555839416841218892285123901318.288.386.458.84426761678.339.170.316.37312.5418.141.452.6532.3936.31
1999Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak14lf231484868012921028864063108801217.265.358.481.83923449558.288.216.354.36611.2919.351.715.0217.3637.98
2000Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak14lf2415859492166401271043073130305232.279.359.487.84628968675.314.208.335.36510.8119.261.784.0022.0040.96
2001Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba18rf-lf251545427214330211727187159802213.264.372.387.75921043639.353.123.295.34013.6224.881.831.7249.2730.07
2002Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba18rf261364826212130019648269121802515.251.353.432.78520849561.297.181.336.34412.3021.571.753.3925.3740.50
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba18dh275516528387041700324160213.230.371.345.7165711205.279.115.309.32915.6120.001.281.9541.2528.95
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil12rf28108234286115072900396500254.261.364.415.7799722275.329.154.321.33814.1823.641.672.5533.4336.07
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29rf281516242016000520100.250.316.563.8799319.273.313.313.3600.0026.320.005.2616.0075.00
2004Totals for NL-NL         123250306517083500397020354.260.361.424.78510625294.326.164.320.34013.2723.811.792.7231.2538.46
2005Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn45of29862934478191145100485910049.266.371.481.85214134342.291.215.379.36814.0417.251.234.0920.9343.59
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn4lf292320150001005700010.250.400.250.6505025.385.000.250.30320.0028.001.400.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter976321547186419251184922454667844511622103.269.367.442.80914203153743.320.173.324.00012.4520.951.683.1527.2536.46
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter55020163806091217773962817340400322222548.302.407.484.8919752052412.341.182.356.00014.1016.581.183.1926.1833.66
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter113401711243022179016075211413.309.401.551.95222153465.337.242.389.00012.9016.131.254.5219.1042.74
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter16360413417737332140541161281107511.293.412.523.93531672738.322.230.424.00015.7217.341.104.3418.8840.68
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter100388781282511365107537411538.330.407.500.90719439448.376.170.314.00011.8316.521.402.9029.8530.47
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10237153971614621136075806610.261.371.342.71312721445.312.081.264.00013.4816.851.250.9092.7521.65
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter722524483130750225148100376.329.456.464.92011720316.380.135.337.00016.1415.190.942.2236.0024.10
Oakland Athletics Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter4851756278492108376303922343862117868.280.370.475.8458341872019.320.195.332.00011.5919.121.653.7623.1138.01
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3451189162302672341531531883212206831.254.364.399.7634751031405.319.145.314.00013.3822.851.712.4234.9734.11
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter108234286115072900396500254.261.364.415.7799722275.329.154.321.00014.1823.641.672.5533.4336.07
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter38363920170051220110.250.364.389.75314344.333.139.278.00011.3627.272.402.2736.0033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625347814332120824177130703417.269.367.442.80923652621.320.173.324.00012.4520.951.683.1527.2536.46
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625941121793622311785100118916714.302.407.484.89128760710.341.182.356.00014.1016.581.183.1926.1833.66

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1994Southern Oregon A's NwstA-oak18OF72--13386-147141.9591.96------72100.094.7
1995West Michigan Whitecaps MidwAoak19OF92--12568-139131.9421.42------10290.259.0
1995Modesto A's CalifA+oak19OF27--3722-4139.9511.44------2896.419.3
1996Modesto A's CalifA+oak20OF69--104551114109.9561.58------7295.849.3
1996Huntsville Stars SouAAoak20OF59--7924-8581.9531.37------6393.742.1
1997Huntsville Stars SouAAoak21OF98--193682207199.9612.03------10098.070.5
1997Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAoak21OF27--512215553.9641.96------27100.018.8
1997Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak21RF24--391-140401.0001.67------24100.014.8
1998Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22RF151--26282-272270.9931.79------15597.493.2
1998Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22DH3---------------1551.91.9
1999Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23LF131--220531228225.9871.72------14888.580.9
1999Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23RF8--121--13131.0001.63------1485.44.9
1999Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23DH4---------------1482.72.5
2000Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24LF144-116023763-246243.9881.690.21-----15891.189.4
2000Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24DH12---------------1587.67.5
2001Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25RF64-540117-3-120117.9751.830.22-----15441.639.5
2001Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25LF56-47112341-128127.9922.270.27-----15436.434.6
2001Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25DH32---------------15420.819.8
2002Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba26RF118-1038249632258255.9882.160.25-----13686.873.3
2002Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba26DH16---------------13611.89.9
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27DH37---------------5567.322.8
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27RF101085171111918.9471.800.21-----5518.26.2
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil28RF6564470106-4-110106.9641.630.23-----10860.240.4
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28RF32122---221.0000.670.17-----1520.01.9
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28LF1-11---111.0001.001.00-----156.70.6
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil28DH1---------------1080.90.6
2005Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn29OF65--9422-9896.9801.48------8675.646.8
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29LF117-------------234.30.6
MLB Totals for RF - 7 season(s)-   RF44376214580417134834821.9841.850.38-----4430.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 5 season(s)-   LF333116395811571603596.9881.790.36-----3330.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 7 season(s)-   DH105---------------1050.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF92--145441153149.9741.62------920.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF157--2728122292280.9591.78------1570.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF96--141771155148.9551.54------960.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF92--12568-139131.9421.42------920.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF72--13386-147141.9591.96------720.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1994Southern Oregon A's NwstA-oak18---------72-
1995West Michigan Whitecaps MidwAoak19---------92-
1995Modesto A's CalifA+oak19---------27-
1996Modesto A's CalifA+oak20---------69-
1996Huntsville Stars SouAAoak20---------59-
1997Huntsville Stars SouAAoak21---------98-
1997Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAoak21---------27-
1997Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak21--------24--
1998Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22--------151-3
1999Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23------131-8-4
2000Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24------144---12
2001Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba25------56-64-32
2002Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba26--------118-16
2003Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba27--------10-37
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil28--------65-1
2004Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28------1-3--
2005Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn29---------65-
2005Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29------1----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2000Oakland AthleticsDiv SeriesMLB24517120002003700000.118.250.118.3682020.200.000.17615.0035.002.330.000.000.00
2006Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB3058010000000300000.125.125.125.250108.200.000.0000.0037.500.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs58010000000300000.125.125.125.250108.200.000.0000.0037.500.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs517120002003700000.118.250.118.3682020.200.000.17615.0035.002.330.000.000.00

Awards [9]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1994High School All-American - 1st Team (OF) ... Minor League Short-Season All-Star Team (OF) ... Northwest League All-Star Team (OF)3
1996California League All-Star Team (OF)1
1997Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (OF) ... Double-A All-Star (OF) ... Southern League All-Star (OF) ... Southern League Most Valuable Player4
1998American League Rookie of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2006-01-19ContractSigned by White Sox (minor) 
2005-04-01Released by Pirates 
2005-01-25ContractSigned by Pirates (minor) 
2004-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-08-31TradeTraded by Brewers to Cubs for Andy Pratt and Cash. 
2003-12-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Brewers. 
2003-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-08-05InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2003-07-18InjuredDisabled -- - 
2003-05-22InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-04-23InjuredDisabled -- - 
2001-01-08TradeTraded by Athletics with A.J. Hinch and Angel Berroa to Devil Rays for Mark Ellis, Johnny Damon and Cory Lidle. 
1994-06-09Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1994Oakland Athletics-181,200,000-------1,200,000Signing Bonus out of 1994 Draft (1st round - 2nd overall)
1997Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll21150,000-76642-1,182,177150,0001,350,000
1998Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll22172,000-80032121,276,192170,0001,522,000
1999Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll23300,000-54722391,454,491200,0001,822,000
2000Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll24750,000-39712561,394,248200,0002,572,000
2001Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll252,750,000-231875++1,897,758200,0005,322,000
2002Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll264,000,000-178380++2,011,045200,0009,322,000
2003Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll275,500,000-124285++2,163,527300,00014,822,000
2004Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll28700,000-4287532,070,100300,00015,522,000
2004Chicago CubsTeam Payroll28700,000-42823532,070,100300,00015,522,000
2005Chicago CubsTeam Payroll29300,000-79432-2,189,055300,00015,822,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red