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Cliff Pennington

31-Year-Old Shortstop – Los Angeles Angels

2015 Stats

AVG

.210

HR

3

RBI

21

R

24

SB

3

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Pennington was brought in by the Blue Jays at the deadline and went from being a league average player to an emergency fill-in that struggled mightily. In 72 games with the Diamondbacks, he hit for a ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 194   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 contract with the Angels in November of 2015.

November 17, 2015  –  Cliff Pennington News

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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
2015 31 MAJ ARI 72 157 135 15 32 4 3 0 1 10 3 0 16 29 4 2 0 .237 .314 .281 .595
2015 31 MAJ TOR 33 92 75 9 12 5 3 0 2 11 0 0 11 20 3 2 1 .160 .270 .280 .550
2015  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ARI/TOR 105 249 210 24 44 9 6 0 3 21 3 0 27 49 7 4 1 .210 .298 .281 .578
3-Year Averages     89 247 218 23 51 11 8 1 2 16 3 0 24 46 3 1 1 .234 .311 .307 .619
Career  (View All)     794 2,703 2,404 282 589 159 110 19 30 211 80 27 232 493 38 15 14 .245 .313 .344 .657

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Cliff Pennington Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 @Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .270 .280 .550
Oct. 3 @Tex 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .162 .264 .284 .548
Oct. 2 @Tex Did not play.
Oct. 1 @Tex 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .153 .259 .278 .537
Sep. 30 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 29 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 28 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 27 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .164 .256 .299 .555
Sep. 26 Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .260 .303 .563
Sep. 25 Sea 4 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .257 .313 .570
Sep. 23 @Hou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .229 .250 .479
Sep. 22 @Hou 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .232 .254 .486
Sep. 21 @Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .136 .232 .254 .486
Sep. 20 @Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .140 .239 .263 .502
Sep. 19 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Min 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .157 .262 .294 .556
Sep. 17 @Min 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .271 .300 .571
Sep. 16 @Sea 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .255 .217 .472
Sep. 15 @Sea 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .260 .238 .498
Sep. 14 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 13 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .103 .217 .205 .422
Sep. 12 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 11 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 9 LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .069 .176 .103 .279
Sep. 8 LAD 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .074 .188 .111 .299
Sep. 7 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 6 Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .222 .136 .358
Sep. 5 Tex Did not play.
Sep. 4 Tex Did not play.
Last 7 Days 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .429 .200 .629
Last 14 Days 17 2 4 2 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 0 1 3 .235 .333 .353 .686
Last 30 Days 39 4 8 2 0 1 7 5 9 0 0 0 1 3 .205 .289 .333 .622

Cliff Pennington: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 33 18 29 8 8 1
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
2015437042.140.163.427
2014496142.265.429.797
20139710051.247.320.637

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015167173171.228.311.618
201412815164.250.320.649
2013172151131.238.302.608

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015818183.198.272.543
20149211173.239.315.636
2013123131100.276.374.715

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015129162130.217.287.600
20148510133.271.388.749
201314612082.212.253.537
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
2015 31 MAJ ARI 157 135 10.2% 18.5% 0.55 79% .295 .044
2015 31 MAJ TOR 92 75 12% 21.7% 0.55 73% .189 .120
2015  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ARI/TOR 249 210 10.8% 19.7% 0.55 77% .259 .071
3-Year Averages     247 218 9.7% 18.6% 0.52 79% .288 .073
Career     2,703 2,404 8.6% 18.2% 0.47 79% .297 .099

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2015 Stat Review for Cliff Pennington    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.210 AVG
TERRIBLE
77% Contact Rate
POOR
.259 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.281 SLG
TERRIBLE
.071 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.55 BB/K
GOOD
10.8% BB Rate
GREAT
19.7% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.578 OPS
TERRIBLE
.298 OBP
POOR

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

Pennington is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

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Pennington is not in the lineup Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of SportsNet reports.

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Pennington went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer against the Braves on Thursday.

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Pennington went 2-for-3 with a walk and a RBI in Tuesday's defeat to the Braves.

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Pennington went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Tuesday's extra-inning victory over the Red Sox.

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Pennington was added to the Blue Jays' active roster and will be available off the bench for Sunday's game against the Yankees.

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Pennington was traded to the Blue Jays on Saturday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

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Pennington picked up a rare start at shortstop Friday and went 2-for-4 with two RBI, including the game-winning sacrifice fly in the 10th inning.

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Pennington came in for the injured Ender Inciarte on Monday and went 2-for-3 with an RBI against Anaheim. He played the outfield for the first time this year.

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Pennington went 1-for-3, drew a walk, and scored a run Sunday in a 7-4 loss to the Dodgers. He struck out once.

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Pennington is in the lineup Sunday.

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Pennington made his first start of the year Wednesday and went 1-for-4 with a double in a 5-2 loss to the Giants.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Even on a crowded infield depth chart in Arizona last season, Pennington managed to find 201 plate appearances while moving between second base, shortstop and third base. Defensively, he's a very good option in the middle infield, but there have always been questions about his ability to consistently hit big league pitching. Pennington carried a 10 percent walk rate last season, his best mark since 2008 with Oakland. He parlayed that patience into a .340 on-base percentage, fueled by a .265/.368/.429 line against right-handed pitching. As a switch-hitter with the versatility necessary to capably cover three infield positions, Pennington could find his way into brief stretches of regular at-bats while predominantly making spot starts once or twice a week in 2015.

2014

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 his real-life value rests in his glove and his flexibility. The D-Backs have a number of young options capable of handling a middle-infield spot in the big leagues, so Pennington's days in Arizona are likely numbered.

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.