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Ricardo RinconTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1997-2011 MLB Years: 1997-2008
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PositionsP-580Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRicardo Rincon Espinoza
Height5-10Weight187BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 13,1970 [48.038]PlaceVeracruz,Mexico

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1997 by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Signing ScoutsPete Vuckovich
MLB DebutApril 3,1997 [26.355]
OrganizationsCLE [4] OAK [4] PIT [2] SFN [1] SLN [1] NYN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID552Retrosheet IDrincr001MLBAM ID121215
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts55Walks39Hittable60SO/BB46vsPower60Hitting0Durability63Team.522Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1997Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit73Rel27483.45620620023460.0512623524712321.257.650.753.6010.652.96.3333.13
1998Carolina MudcatsSouAApit-Rel28006.0020200203.05221210002.3315.003.006.003.000.50--
1998Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-Rel28000.0010100001.0000001000--------9.000.00--
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0004.5030300204.05221220001.7511.252.254.504.501.00-6.89
1998Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit73R/CL28022.916006000271465.0503121629642001.226.920.834.028.862.21.0003.71
1999Akron AerosEastAAcle-ST29005.4022000001.22111020001.2010.805.40--10.800.00--
1999Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle73Rel29234.43590590014044.2412222624302111.468.261.214.846.041.25.4005.22
2000Buffalo BisonsILAAAcle-Rel30000.0020200102.01100020000.504.50----9.000.00--
2000Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle73Rel30202.7035035004020.01776113201011.507.650.455.859.001.541.0003.88
2001Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle73Rel31212.83670670019254.0441817321501001.207.330.503.508.332.38.6673.09
2002Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle73Rel32144.7946046006035.236211938300011.239.080.762.027.573.75.2003.13
2002Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak73Rel32003.1025025003120.0117713190000.694.870.441.338.416.33-2.18
2003Sioux Falls CanariesNorthernInd--ST33127.33550000023.03619192880001.8913.890.773.093.091.00.333-
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak73Rel33843.25640640016055.0452120432400031.397.320.655.206.511.25.6674.42
2004Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak73Rel34113.68670670010044.0452218322404011.529.200.614.508.181.82.5003.69
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak73Rel35114.3467067004037.0341918720271011.458.201.694.826.511.35.5005.70
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln73Rel360010.8050500103.06441460013.0016.202.7010.8016.201.50-7.95
2007Fresno GrizzliesPCLAAAsfn-Rel37101.6970700315.07110130001.5011.81--1.695.063.001.000-
2008Mexico City Red Devils DiMexAAA--Rel38023.8242042006235.048191526231001.5312.230.511.535.863.83.000-
2008New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAnyn-Rel38000.0010100001.0000001000--------9.000.00--
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0023.7243043006236.048191526241001.4911.890.501.495.944.00.0003.02
2008New York MetsNLMLBnyn73Rel38004.5080800104.04221131001.259.002.252.256.753.00-5.63
2010Minatitlan PetrolerosMexAAA--S/R40885.74311219003078.0815250843480001.589.310.924.945.511.12.500-
2011Monterrey SultanesMexAAA--Rel41012.3814014000011.011331380001.248.740.792.386.352.67.000-
2011Minatitlan PetrolerosMexAAA--Rel41128.1812012000211.01812101860002.3614.730.826.554.910.75.333-
2011Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0135.2426026000222.0291513211140001.7911.690.814.435.641.27.2504.41
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter21243.5956505650012821441.238420017741201400144111.327.790.834.088.111.99.4670.83
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter10134.921141410000155148.017391821463951001.5710.380.843.785.701.51.435-
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter10134.89110129800135144.016688791261921001.5610.280.743.785.701.51.435-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter005.7942200204.27332230001.9313.503.863.865.791.50--
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter127.33550000023.03619192880001.8913.890.773.093.091.00.333-
Oakland Athletics Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1063.61223022300331156.1135696315771265051.357.740.864.417.221.64.625-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter783.73207020700432153.0138686413661304131.328.050.763.857.581.97.467-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter4103.171220122005018125.0101574411531354321.237.270.793.829.722.55.286-
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter004.5080800104.04221131001.259.002.252.256.753.00--
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0010.8050500103.06441460013.0016.202.7010.8016.201.50--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings10123.592800280006310220.01909988201001987251.327.790.834.088.111.99.4550.83
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15194.921672114600227220.025413312021921391001.5710.380.843.785.701.51.441-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1997Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit73p27591000000000101000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1998Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit73p28582000000000000001.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2002Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle73p3231000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1204000000000101001.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1173000000000101001.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter31000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625000000000101001.000.000.000.000007.000.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1997Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27P62-6036--991.0000.150.15-----62100.038.3
1998Carolina Mudcats SouAApit28P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
1998Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit28P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
1998Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28P60-6539221412.8570.200.18-----60100.037.0
1999Akron Aeros EastAAcle29P2---------------2100.01.4
1999Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29P59-44110-111111.0000.190.25-----59100.036.4
2000Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle30P2---11-21.5000.50------2100.01.4
2000Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30P35-2023--551.0000.140.25-----35100.021.6
2001Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31P67-54551-1110.9090.150.19-----67100.041.4
2002Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32P46-35-5-1551.0000.110.14-----46100.028.4
2002Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak32P25-2012--331.0000.120.15-----25100.015.4
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak33P64-5529--11111.0000.170.20-----64100.039.5
2004Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak34P67-4412--331.0000.040.07-----67100.041.4
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35P67-37332-86.7500.090.16-----67100.041.4
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36P5-3-1--111.0000.200.33-----5100.03.1
2007Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn37P7---------------7100.04.9
2008New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAnyn38P1---------------1100.00.7
2008New York MetsNLMLBnyn38P8-4-------------8100.04.9
MLB Totals for P - 11 season(s)-   P565-4412155548176.9380.130.17-----5650.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P11---21-32.6670.18------110.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P4---1--111.0000.25------40.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1997Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2762----------
1998Carolina Mudcats SouAApit282----------
1998Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit281----------
1998Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2860----------
1999Akron Aeros EastAAcle292----------
1999Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2959----------
2000Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle302----------
2000Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3035----------
2001Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3167----------
2002Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3246----------
2002Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3225----------
2003Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3364----------
2004Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3467----------
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3567----------
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln365----------
2007Fresno Grizzlies PCLAAAsfn377----------
2008New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAnyn381----------
2008New York MetsNLMLBnyn388----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1999Cleveland IndiansDiv SeriesMLB290054.001000.22411015.0027.000.0013.5013.501.000.00.000
2001Cleveland IndiansDiv SeriesMLB31009.003002.0220301.009.000.000.0013.5000.00.000
2002Oakland AthleticsDiv SeriesMLB32000.0020200003.02000020000.676.000.000.006.0000.00.000
2003Oakland AthleticsDiv SeriesMLB33004.5040400104.04222130001.259.004.502.256.753.004.50.000
2006MexicoWorld Baseball ClassicXXCollege36000.0040400102.2000001000.000.000.000.003.3700.00.000
2006St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB36019.8260600103.2544021002.1912.270.004.912.450.509.82.000
2007St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB37012.1690900008.1832022001.238.640.002.162.161.003.24.000
2008New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB38204.5010010004110.08550111000.907.200.000.909.9011.004.501.000
World Baseball ClassicXX Totals - 1 yrs000.0040400102.7000001000.000.000.000.003.3700.00.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs224.5025025005122.02112110514001.188.590.002.055.732.804.91.500
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 4 yrs007.451001000109.71028229001.249.311.861.868.384.501.86.000

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2008-08-27Returned to Mets from Mexico City Reds (Mex) 
2007-04-13ContractSigned by Giants to minor league contract 
2007-03-30Released by Cardinals 
2006-11-02InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-04-28InjuredDisabled -- soreness in his left shoulder 
2005-12-13ContractSigned by Cardinals (2-years) 
2003-12-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
2003-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-07-30TradeTraded by Indians to Athletics for Marshall McDougall. 
1998-11-18TradeTraded by Pirates to Indians for Brian Giles. 
1997-03-30Purchased by Pirates from Mexico City Reds (Mexican). 
1997-03-27Contract purchased by Pirates from Mexico City 
1994-01-01ContractSigned by Mexico City Red Devils (Mexican) 
1990-01-01ContractSigned by Union Laguna (Mexican) 
* 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
1997Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll27150,000-76630-1,182,177150,000150,000
1998Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll28245,000-57221371,276,192170,000395,000
1999Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll29450,000-47527481,454,491200,000845,000
2000Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll301,000,000-35322611,394,248200,0001,845,000
2001Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll311,500,000-33920631,897,758200,0003,345,000
2002Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll321,500,000-3469622,011,045200,0004,845,000
2002Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll321,500,000-34618622,011,045200,0004,845,000
2003Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll331,700,000-30312632,163,527300,0006,545,000
2004Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll341,750,000-28815682,070,100300,0008,295,000
2005Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll351,900,000-31811652,189,055300,00010,195,000
2006St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll361,200,000-37417542,365,072327,00011,395,000
2008New York MetsTeam Payroll38390,000-75330-2,696,252390,00011,785,000
* 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