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A.J. GriffinTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Free Agent since 2018 MLB Years: 2012-2017
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PositionsP-167Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameArthur Joseph Griffin
Height6-5Weight215BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 28,1988 [30.144]PlaceEl Cajon,California
High SchoolGrossmont (El Cajon,CA)
CollegeUniversity of San Diego (San Diego,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Oakland Athletics [Team Picks] in the 13th round (395th overall) of the 2010 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Philadelphia Phillies [Team Picks] in the 34th round (1037th overall) of the 2009 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsEric MartinsService Time5.034 (2017)
MLB DebutJune 24,2012 [24.148]
OrganizationsOAK [5] TEX [2] NYN [1] Awards6
TBC Player ID21671Retrosheet IDgrifa002MLBAM ID456167
RelationshipsBrother of Aaron Griffin
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (56.33%) -- Curveball (19.28%) -- Changeup (12.22%) -- Slider (11.54%) -- Cutter (0.44%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (0.18%)
Fastball Velocity [2017] - 87.27 - [2016] - 87.69 - [2013] - 88.88 - [2012] - 89.67
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts57Walks64Hittable66SO/BB64vsPower66Hitting0Durability46Team.523Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2007San DiegoWCCNCAA-1Fr36R/CL19622.70340340001163.0492019223654201.146.960.283.279.242.83.750-
2008San DiegoWCCNCAA-1So36R/CL20111.96290290001446.0331310312492000.986.460.592.359.594.08.500-
2009San DiegoWCCNCAA-1Jr36S/R21833.331798200381.0743530632850101.318.220.673.569.442.66.727-
2010San DiegoWCCNCAA-1Sr36ST22834.4716160100098.294554912281130101.248.571.092.5510.314.04.727-
2010Arizona AthleticsArizRkoak-Rel22000.0040400105.01000060000.201.80----10.800.00--
2010Vancouver CanadiansNwstA-oak21R/CL22112.952002000181521.0149707272000.985.91--2.9511.393.86.500-
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--R/CL0112.392402400191526.0159707332000.845.13--2.3911.284.71.500-
2011Burlington BeesMidwAoak-ST23401.56880000052.03610925460000.796.230.350.877.969.201.000-
2011Stockton PortsCalifA+oak33ST23533.5712120000070.2643128814823101.108.151.021.7810.445.86.625-
2011Midland RockHoundsTexAAoak56ST23236.47660000032.0392423611200001.5610.971.693.095.631.82.400-
2011Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-ST23013.0011000006.06321280001.339.001.503.0012.004.00.000-
2011Minor Totals (4 teams)Minor--ST01173.47272700000160.2145686217321563101.108.120.951.798.744.88.611-
2012Midland RockHoundsTexAAoak-ST24312.49770000043.031121247441000.886.440.831.459.146.29.750-
2012Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak46ST24423.0710100200058.2482720311472001.017.360.461.697.214.27.667-
2012Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0732.82171702000101.1793932718913000.956.970.621.598.035.06.700-
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak64ST24713.0615150000082.07429281019640011.138.091.092.087.003.37.8753.85
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak64ST2514103.83323201100200.0171918536541717041.137.701.622.437.703.17.5834.55
2015Stockton PortsCalifA+oak31ST27000.0022000007.02000180000.432.57--1.2910.298.00--
2015Nashville SoundsPCLAAAoak25ST27017.3622000007.011765071001.5013.506.14--8.590.00.000-
2015Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0013.77440000014.0137651151000.988.163.140.639.4215.00.000-
2016Frisco RoughRidersTexAAtex49ST28013.48330000010.0125404131001.5510.45--3.4811.323.25.000-
2016Texas RangersALMLBtex64ST28745.07232300000119.0116686728461070171.368.772.123.488.092.33.6365.74
2017Arizona RangersArizRktex64ST29000.0011000003.0000002000--------6.000.00--
2017Frisco RoughRidersTexAAtex27ST29000.0011000005.04000250001.207.20--3.609.002.50--
2017Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAtex44ST290110.8033000006.213884392002.4017.555.404.0512.153.00.000-
2017Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--ST0014.91550000014.2178845162001.5010.432.453.079.823.20.000-
2017Texas RangersALMLBtex64S/R29665.9418153112077.07652512028612061.348.842.333.267.102.18.5006.26
2018Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAnynST300248.0022000003.01316163610006.3339.009.0018.003.000.17.000-
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter34214.34888532220478.24372402319414740391181.228.221.772.767.582.74.6181.90
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter19163.67825824201915329.0294152135367332512101.117.990.981.988.834.45.543-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter475.7318180200080.29161521622725001.3810.031.762.427.933.27.364-
AA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter553.8717170000090.28641391024822001.218.540.992.388.143.42.500-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter533.2414140000077.2663128815903101.047.650.931.7410.436.00.625-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter401.56880000052.03610925460000.796.230.350.877.969.201.000-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter112.952002000181521.0149707272000.985.91--2.9511.393.86.500-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter000.0051400108.01000080000.131.13----9.000.00--
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2393.3696257130028288.125012310823953126401.197.790.722.969.723.28.719-
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter21113.60474701100282.024512011346732357051.137.811.472.337.493.22.656-
Texas Rangers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter13105.41413831120196.0192120118487416821131.358.802.203.397.702.27.565-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings16104.34403911110220.020111010643681854081.228.221.772.767.582.74.6151.90
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13113.67543915101310220.01951019024482168101.117.990.981.988.834.45.542-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2011Stockton PortsCalifA+oak33p2310000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.694100.000.000.000.000.000.00
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak64p25324000000001300000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.13820.0060.003.000.000.000.00
2016Texas RangersALMLBtex64p2812000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2017Texas RangersALMLBtex64p2935000000001500000.000.167.000.167006.000.000.200.11616.6783.335.000.000.000.00
2018Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAnynp3011000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter36110000000021000000.000.154.000.1540013.000.000.182.00015.3876.925.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter21000000001000000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.000.00050.000.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.000100.000.000.000.000.000.00
Texas Rangers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter47000000001700000.000.125.000.125008.000.000.143.00012.5087.507.000.000.000.00
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter324000000001300000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.00020.0060.003.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162500000000094500000.000.154.000.1540059.000.000.182.00015.3876.925.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162810000000081000000.000.500.000.50000162.000.0001.000.00050.000.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2010Arizona Athletics ArizRkoak22P4--1---111.0000.25------4100.07.1
2010Vancouver Canadians NwstA-oak22P20--1---111.0000.05------20100.026.3
2011Burlington Bees MidwAoak23P8--2111-1413.9291.63------8100.05.8
2011Stockton Ports CalifA+oak23P12--812-120201.0001.67------12100.08.6
2011Midland RockHounds TexAAoak23P6--261-98.8891.33------6100.04.3
2011Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak23P1---------------1100.00.7
2012Midland RockHounds TexAAoak24P7--141-65.8330.71------7100.05.1
2012Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak24P10--55-110101.0001.00------10100.06.9
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24P15158247--11111.0000.730.131325.0-15100.011.4
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25P3232200815--23231.0000.720.125271.4-32100.019.8
2015Stockton Ports CalifA+oak27P2---------------2100.01.4
2015Nashville Sounds PCLAAAoak27P2--1-1-21.5000.50------2100.01.4
2016Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex28P3---1--111.0000.33------3100.02.2
2016Texas RangersALMLBtex28P232311919-110101.0000.430.084544.4-23100.014.2
2017Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex29P1---------------1100.01.4
2017Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex29P3---------------3100.02.2
2017Texas RangersALMLBtex29P18157715--661.0000.330.082166.7-18100.011.1
MLB Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P88854781436-150501.0000.570.10121152.2-880.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P16--65111211.9170.69------160.00.0
AA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P17--3112-1614.8750.82------170.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P14--812-120201.0001.43------140.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P8--2111-1413.9291.63------80.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P20--1---111.0000.05------200.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P4--1---111.0000.25------40.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2010Arizona Athletics ArizRkoak224----------
2010Vancouver Canadians NwstA-oak2220----------
2011Burlington Bees MidwAoak238----------
2011Stockton Ports CalifA+oak2312----------
2011Midland RockHounds TexAAoak236----------
2011Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak231----------
2012Midland RockHounds TexAAoak247----------
2012Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak2410----------
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2415----------
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak2532----------
2015Stockton Ports CalifA+oak272----------
2015Nashville Sounds PCLAAAoak272----------
2016Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex283----------
2016Texas RangersALMLBtex2823----------
2017Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex291----------
2017Round Rock Express PCLAAAtex293----------
2017Texas RangersALMLBtex2918----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2012Oakland AthleticsDiv SeriesMLB24003.6011000005.07221010001.4012.601.800.001.8003.60.000
2013Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25225.40550000020.02012124421001.209.001.801.809.455.255.40.500
2014Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB260010.3833000008.2191010206002.3219.732.080.006.23010.38.000
2016Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB28126.00642000018.02012126219001.2210.003.001.009.509.506.00.333
2017Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB29225.73642000022.02014147815001.278.182.863.276.141.885.73.500
2018New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB300015.4321100002.1744112003.8127.003.863.867.712.0015.43.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs566.5922175000071.0865252201563001.4210.902.541.907.994.206.59.455
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs003.6011000005.0722101001.4012.601.800.001.8003.60.000

Awards [6]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
20071st Team College Freshman All-American (RP) ... West Coast Conference All-Conference Team (SP)2
2008West Coast Conference All-Conference Team (P)1
2009West Coast Conference All-Conference Team (P)1
2010Northwest League All-Star Team (RHP) ... West Coast Conference All-Conference Team (P)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-04-18PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by 30.081  
2018-04-18PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by 30.081  
2018-04-18PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by 30.081  
2018-04-18PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by 30.081  
2018-04-18PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by 30.081  
2018-04-18PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by 30.081  
2018-04-18PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Mets30.081  
2018-04-17PNew York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)-Minors--Reinstated to active roster30.080Team Roster on 2018-04-17
2018-04-13PNew York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)-Restricted--Placed on temporarily inactive list30.076Team Roster on 2018-04-13
2018-04-11PNew York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Las Vegas (AAA)30.074Team Roster on 2018-04-11
2018-02-26SPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract30.029Team Roster on 2018-02-26
2017-12-02SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted Free Agency (non-tendered)29.309  
2017-08-03SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.188Team Roster on 2017-08-03
2017-07-31SPTexas RangersRound Rock (AAA)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to Round Rock (AAA) for rehab29.185Team Roster on 2017-07-31
2017-06-19SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL29.143Team Roster on 2017-06-19
2017-05-26SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Left intercostal muscle strain29.119Team Roster on 2017-05-26
2017-05-04SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.097Team Roster on 2017-05-04
2017-04-28SPTexas RangersRound Rock (AAA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Round Rock (AAA) for rehab29.091Team Roster on 2017-04-28
2017-04-21SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Gout in left ankle29.084Team Roster on 2017-04-21
2017-01-12SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($2m) [Avoids arbitration]28.350Team Roster on 2017-01-12
2016-06-26SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.150Team Roster on 2016-06-26
2016-06-14SPTexas RangersFrisco (AA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Frisco (AA) for rehab28.138Team Roster on 2016-06-14
2016-05-09SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right shoulder stiffness28.102Team Roster on 2016-05-09
2016-04-09SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors28.072Team Roster on 2016-04-09
2015-12-22SPTexas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract27.329Team Roster on 2015-12-22
2015-11-30SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency27.307  
2015-11-22SPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment27.299Team Roster on 2015-11-22
2015-11-04SPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL27.281Team Roster on 2015-11-04
2015-09-02SPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL27.218Team Roster on 2015-09-02
2015-06-22SPOakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)YDL-7InjuredDL7 Injured27.146Team Roster on 2015-06-22
2015-06-13SPOakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)YMinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL and assigned to Nashville (AAA)27.137Team Roster on 2015-06-13
2015-06-07SPOakland AthleticsStockton (A+)-DL-60InjuredAssigned to Stockton (A+) for rehab27.131Team Roster on 2015-06-07
2015-02-28SPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Recovering from Tommy John Surgery27.031Team Roster on 2015-02-28
2014-10-31SPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL26.277Team Roster on 2014-10-31
2014-05-04SPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL26.097Team Roster on 2014-05-04
2014-03-30SPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Flexor muscle strain, right elbow26.062Team Roster on 2014-03-30
2012-09-01SPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL24.217Team Roster on 2012-09-01
2012-08-22SPOakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Sacramento (AAA) for rehab24.207Team Roster on 2012-08-22
2012-08-05SPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained right shoulder24.190Team Roster on 2012-08-05
2012-06-24SPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Sacramento (AAA)24.148Team Roster on 2012-06-24
2012-06-13POakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)-Minors--24.137Team Roster on 2012-06-13
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-06-16ContractSigned by Athletics 
* 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
2012Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll24480,000-76029-2,954,887480,000480,000
2013Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll25492,500-71626213,023,990490,000972,500
2016Texas RangersTeam Payroll28507,5004.03477133-3,498,245507,5001,480,0002015-12-22 - Signed to Minor League Contract
2017Texas RangersTeam Payroll292,000,0005.03438617573,651,709535,0003,480,0002017-01-12 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($2m) [Avoids arbitration]
* 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