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Cliff Pennington

30-Year-Old Shortstop – Arizona Diamondbacks

2014 Stats

AVG

.254

HR

2

RBI

10

R

21

SB

6

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A player more known for his glove and utility, Pennington had a typical year, hitting .242 with just one home run and two stolen bases. It's hard to expect anything more than that from him, as most of...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 195   DOB: 6/15/1984   BORN: Corpus Christi, TX   COLLEGE: Texas A&M   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Cliff Pennington Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in January 2013.

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Cliff Pennington Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 21 A KAN 69 329 290 49 80 18 15 0 3 29 25 6 39 47 0 0 0 .276 .364 .359 .723
2006 22 A A 46 201 177 36 36 9 7 0 2 21 7 1 24 35 0 0 0 .203 .302 .277 .579
2007 23 A STO 68 329 286 50 73 26 17 3 6 36 9 2 43 54 0 0 0 .255 .348 .399 .747
2007 23 AA MID 70 314 271 41 68 17 13 2 2 21 8 2 38 35 2 2 1 .251 .343 .336 .679
2008 24 AA MID 50 244 204 42 53 9 7 2 0 18 20 1 39 36 1 0 0 .260 .379 .314 .693
2008 24 AAA SAC 65 294 236 47 70 14 9 3 2 16 11 5 54 34 3 1 0 .297 .426 .386 .812
2008 24 MAJ OAK 36 117 99 14 24 5 5 0 0 9 4 1 13 18 2 1 2 .242 .339 .293 .632
2009 25 AAA SAC 99 417 360 48 95 28 22 3 3 40 27 4 45 54 6 4 2 .264 .345 .367 .712
2009 25 MAJ OAK 60 229 208 27 58 18 11 3 4 21 7 5 19 46 1 0 1 .279 .342 .418 .760
2010 26 MAJ OAK 156 576 508 64 127 40 26 8 6 46 29 5 50 96 12 3 3 .250 .319 .368 .687
2011 27 MAJ OAK 148 570 515 57 136 36 26 2 8 58 14 9 42 104 8 4 1 .264 .319 .369 .688
2012 28 AAA SAC 3 14 11 2 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 .455 .571 .545 1.116
2012 28 MAJ OAK 125 462 418 50 90 26 18 2 6 28 15 6 35 90 5 2 2 .215 .278 .311 .589
2013 29 MAJ ARI 96 299 269 25 65 15 13 1 1 18 2 0 26 54 2 1 1 .242 .310 .309 .619
2014 30 R SCO 5 22 19 2 8 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .421 .500 .474 .974
2014 30 AAA REN 4 17 13 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 .385 .529 .385 .914
2014 30 MAJ ARI 68 201 177 21 45 10 5 3 2 10 6 1 20 36 1 0 3 .254 .340 .350 .690
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3-Year Averages     123 442 400 44 97 25 19 1 5 34 10 5 34 82 5 2 1 .243 .302 .333 .635
Career  (View All)     689 2,454 2,194 258 545 150 104 19 27 190 77 27 205 444 31 11 13 .248 .315 .350 .665

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Cliff Pennington Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 StL 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .340 .350 .690
Sep. 27 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .335 .345 .680
Sep. 26 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .337 .347 .684
Sep. 24 @Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .339 .349 .688
Sep. 23 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .344 .355 .699
Sep. 20 @Col Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Col Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Col Did not play.
Sep. 17 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .346 .358 .704
Sep. 16 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .348 .360 .708
Sep. 15 SF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .356 .369 .725
Sep. 14 SD Did not play.
Sep. 13 SD Did not play.
Sep. 12 SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .352 .365 .717
Sep. 11 @SF 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .257 .354 .368 .722
Sep. 10 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 9 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .345 .349 .694
Sep. 7 @LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .347 .351 .698
Sep. 6 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .349 .354 .703
Sep. 5 @LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .352 .357 .709
Sep. 4 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 3 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .354 .359 .713
Sep. 2 @SD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .356 .367 .723
Sep. 1 @SD Did not play.
Aug. 31 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .359 .370 .729
Aug. 30 Col 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .265 .366 .379 .745
Aug. 29 Col 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .362 .380 .742
Aug. 27 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .352 .383 .735
Last 7 Days 15 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .267 .267 .534
Last 14 Days 21 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .238 .238 .476
Last 30 Days 52 4 11 0 1 0 0 6 15 1 0 1 0 1 .212 .305 .250 .555

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Cliff Pennington: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 18 8 23
2013 29 2 51
2012 32 93
2011 147
2010 156
2009 60

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Cliff Pennington Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014496142.265.429.797
20139710051.247.320.637
20121076060.168.215.420

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201412815164.250.320.649
2013172151131.238.302.608
20123114462215.232.344.646

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20149211173.239.315.636
2013123131100.276.374.715
20121792301113.196.251.536

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20148510133.271.388.749
201314612082.212.253.537
2012239276172.230.356.628
Cliff Pennington Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 21 A KAN 329 290 11.9% 14.3% 0.83 84% .321 .083
2006 22 A A 201 177 11.9% 17.4% 0.69 80% .243 .074
2007 23 A STO 329 286 13.1% 16.4% 0.80 81% .296 .144
2007 23 AA MID 314 271 12.1% 11.1% 1.09 87% .282 .085
2008 24 AA MID 244 204 16% 14.8% 1.08 82% .315 .054
2008 24 AAA SAC 294 236 18.4% 11.6% 1.59 86% .340 .089
2008 24 MAJ OAK 117 99 11.1% 15.4% 0.72 82% .296 .051
2009 25 AAA SAC 417 360 10.8% 12.9% 0.83 85% .304 .103
2009 25 MAJ OAK 229 208 8.3% 20.1% 0.41 78% .342 .139
2010 26 MAJ OAK 576 508 8.7% 16.7% 0.52 81% .298 .118
2011 27 MAJ OAK 570 515 7.4% 18.2% 0.40 80% .318 .105
2012 28 AAA SAC 14 11 21.4% 28.6% 0.75 64% .714 .090
2012 28 MAJ OAK 462 418 7.6% 19.5% 0.39 78% .261 .096
2013 29 MAJ ARI 299 269 8.7% 18.1% 0.48 80% .299 .067
2014 30 R SCO 22 19 13.6% 18.2% 0.75 79% .533 .053
2014 30 AAA REN 17 13 17.6% 5.9% 3.00 92% .417 .000
2014 30 MAJ ARI 201 177 10% 17.9% 0.56 80% .309 .096
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3-Year Averages     442 400 7.7% 18.6% 0.41 80% .294 .090
Career     2,454 2,194 8.4% 18.1% 0.46 80% .301 .102

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2014 Stat Review for Cliff Pennington    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.254 AVG
WEAK
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.309 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.350 SLG
POOR
.096 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.56 BB/K
GOOD
10.0% BB Rate
GOOD
17.9% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.690 OPS
WEAK
.340 OBP
GOOD

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Cliff Pennington: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pennington hit a pinch-hit solo homer in a 7-4 loss to the Padres on Sunday.

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Pennington went 2-for-3 with a walk in a 3-2 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

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Pennington went 3-for-4 with four runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's thrashing of the Rockies.

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Pennington went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in the Diamondbacks' 4-3 loss to the Royals on Wednesday.

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Pennington will start at third base and bat second in his return to the lineup Wednesday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Pennington (thumb) was activated from the DL on Wednesday.

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Pennington began a rehab assignment in the Arizona League on Saturday, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Pennington underwent successful surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his left thumb Wednesday.

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Pennington (thumb) will require surgery and is expected to miss two months, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com reports.

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Pennington (left thumb) was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday, DBacks.com reports.

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Pennington (thumb) is in the lineup Sunday vs. the Reds.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Pennington started the year as the A's starting shortstop, but ended it playing second base after the A's acquired Stephen Drew. Pennington fell off the table offensively in 2012 with career lows across the board. He is a very serviceable defensive infielder, but is better suited as a part-time utility infielder rather than a guy who plays every day. He was traded to Arizona in November and general manager Kevin Towers noted at the time of the trade that he sees Pennington as an everyday player. Beyond being a decent stolen-base threat in a deep NL-only league, Pennington does not offer much for fantasy owners even with the move into a more hitter-friendly environment.

2012

Pennington took a pretty good step backwards in 2011, with his already limited power failing to return following offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum. His slash line and run production was nearly identical to 2010, but he saw a decent dip in K:BB rate and saw his stolen-base totals cut in half from 29 to 14. He showed some signs of life as the season waned, including going 8-for-8 in steal attempts the final two months, but his lifetime .324 OBP doesn't play well if the A's find themselves looking for a new hitter to place in the No. 2 spot in the order following the departure of Coco Crisp.

2011

Pennington struggled with a sore shoulder, eventually requiring surgery in the offseason to repair a torn labrum, which sapped what little power he had as the season progressed. He's expected to be close to healthy by the time spring training starts, and his 29 steals from the shortstop position give him some value in traditional 4x4 or 5x5 leagues if you can cover for power elsewhere.

2010

Pennington's batting eye took a hit last season after a much better 2008. His power ticked upward with three homers and 20 extra-base hits, after he showed very little power throughout his minor-league career. A strong September (.313/.395/.510) in a full-time role has convinced the A's to not strongly pursue another shortstop via free agency, so the starting gig should be Pennington's to lose when spring opens. There's very little internal competition as well, so things are set up well to get Pennington his first full season in the majors. He's swiped 58 bases total the past two seasons in the minors, so there's a definite 20-plus steals upside if he hangs onto the job as expected.

2009

Pennington continues to show a good eye at the plate, drawing 93 walks in 440 at-bats in the minors, but he doesn't have any power to speak off. With the A's already re-upping Mark Ellis for two more years, it's clear that Pennington's not a lock to become a lineup fixture down the road. He could stick around as the utility infielder with his ability to handle three spots in the infield following the departure of Donnie Murphy.

2006

Pennington made his professional debut at Low-A Kane County after the A's made him their first pick in the June draft. He showed limited power but a good eye at the plate and base-stealing instincts.