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Cliff PolitteTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1994-2008 MLB Years: 1998-2006
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Arizona Fall League
World Series Champion

PositionsP-484Position when DraftedpPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameCliff Anthony Politte
Height5-11Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 7,1974 [44.134]PlaceSt. Louis,Missouri
High SchoolVianney (Kirkwood,MO)
CollegeJefferson College (Hillsboro,MO), University of Memphis (Memphis,TN)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 54th round (1439th overall) of the 1995 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutApril 2,1998 [24.054]
OrganizationsPHI [4] SLN [4] CHA [3] TOR [2] CLE [1] Awards3
TBC Player ID593Retrosheet IDpolic001MLBAM ID131700
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts59Walks51Hittable58SO/BB58vsPower58Hitting9Durability51Team.521Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1994University of MemphisGMWCNCAA-1Rel20009.0010100001.00110310003.00----27.009.000.33--
1996Peoria ChiefsMidwAsln-ST221462.59252500000149.210850438471515101.046.490.482.839.083.21.700-
1997Prince William CannonsCaroA+sln-ST231112.24191900000120.089373011311182201.006.660.822.328.833.81.917-
1997Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-ST23412.15660000037.23515939260001.178.360.722.156.212.89.800-
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST01522.22252500000157.1124523914401442201.047.060.802.288.203.60.8823.20
1998Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-ST24532.2810100110087.0562522616610000.835.790.621.666.313.81.625-
1998Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-ST24147.6410100000050.27146431024423001.8712.611.784.267.461.75.200-
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0674.25202001100137.2127716516401033001.218.301.052.626.732.58.4624.03
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln40ST24236.32880000037.0453226618222111.7010.951.464.385.351.22.4005.60
1999Reading PhilliesEastAAphi8S/R25983.6337132410165109.011245441233974001.339.250.992.728.012.94.529-
1999Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35Rel25107.1313013000017.2191414215152001.929.681.027.647.641.001.0005.45
2000Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi28ST26843.12212011000112.29445398411063101.207.510.643.288.472.59.667-
2000Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35S/R26433.661284001059.0552424827503001.398.391.224.127.631.85.5714.57
2001Clearwater PhilliesFSLA+phi-ST27012.45770000011.084303150001.006.55--2.4512.275.00.000-
2001Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35Rel27232.4223023007026.0248728231011.238.310.692.777.962.88.4003.32
2002Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35Rel28203.8613013007016.01910709151011.7110.47--4.968.271.671.0002.96
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor19Rel28133.61550550013157.0382323519571000.995.970.782.988.953.00.2503.10
2003Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor-Rel29000.0010100001.0000001000--------9.000.00--
2003Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor19R/CL29155.665405400301249.05232311117401011.409.492.013.107.302.35.1675.40
2004Chicago White SoxALMLBcha18Rel30034.3854054009151.0522625622482021.449.121.053.868.422.18.0004.10
2005Chicago White SoxALMLBcha18Rel31712.00680680014167.0421515721571030.945.610.942.817.622.71.8753.75
2006Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha-S/R32001.9332100004.25110151001.299.64--1.939.645.00--
2006Chicago White SoxALMLBcha18Rel32228.70300300013030.0473029915150012.0714.102.704.504.501.00.5007.65
2007Akron AerosEastAAcle28S/R33006.7583500108.086625100101.639.002.255.6311.252.00--
2008Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln40Rel34115.7970700109.09662290001.188.681.931.938.684.50.500-
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter22234.4033016314009415409.039321420156171342141101.378.601.233.747.482.00.4891.43
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter53293.161541153931185698.05952802466221264118501.157.640.802.728.233.02.646-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter1094.494232101010176.0179988920681637101.399.031.013.438.232.40.526-
AA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter18123.0261322921175241.2211918123631944101.137.860.862.357.223.08.600-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1122.26262600000131.097413311341332201.006.650.752.339.113.91.846-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1462.59252500000149.210850438471515101.046.490.482.839.083.21.700-
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter009.0010100001.00110310003.00----27.009.000.33--
Chicago White Sox Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter964.18152015200362148.2141716922581203061.348.541.333.517.262.07.600-
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter284.561090109004313106.29055541636972011.187.591.353.048.182.69.200-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter963.936185300150118.1117565212591037021.488.850.914.467.791.75.600-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter236.32880000037.0453226618222111.7010.951.464.385.351.22.400-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12124.40176916700508220.021011410830911837151.378.601.233.747.482.00.5001.43
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1793.164836121062220.0187887719672016201.157.640.802.728.233.02.654-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1994University of MemphisGMWCNCAA-1p2038551711100412251100000.200.267.218.48512160.250.018.291.2308.3318.332.200.000.009.09
1997Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-p2368000000001300000.000.111.000.111009.000.000.125.07911.1133.333.000.000.000.00
1998Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-p241016121000000401000.125.125.188.3133117.167.063.063.1350.0023.530.000.000.0050.00
1998Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-p241010110000000202000.100.100.100.2001012.125.000.000.0900.0016.670.000.000.000.00
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         2026231000000603000.115.115.154.2694129.150.039.038.1170.0020.690.000.000.0033.33
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln40p24814010000001801001.071.133.071.2041016.167.000.071.1076.2550.008.000.000.000.00
1999Reading PhilliesEastAAphi8p25379120002000401000.222.222.222.4442010.400.000.000.2000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
2000Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi28p262216311000001302000.063.118.125.2432119.077.062.125.1165.2615.793.000.000.00100.00
2000Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35p261215121002001402100.133.176.200.3763119.167.067.133.1695.2621.054.000.000.0050.00
2001Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35p27222100000001100000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.500.23533.3333.331.000.000.000.00
2002Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35p28131000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2005Chicago White SoxALMLBcha18p316811100010000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.8900.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter123333410030031403101.121.189.152.3415140.200.031.121.0007.5035.004.670.000.0025.00
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter85596620020021606000.102.131.136.2678267.140.034.068.0002.9923.888.000.000.0033.33
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter3226421000001504000.077.111.115.2263131.095.038.077.0003.2316.135.000.000.0050.00
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter53332410020011102000.121.147.152.2995136.182.031.061.0002.7830.5611.000.000.0025.00
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter38551711100412251100000.200.267.218.48512160.250.018.291.0008.3318.332.200.000.009.09
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter4718221002002602100.111.190.167.3573123.154.056.167.0008.7026.093.000.000.0050.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter814010000001801001.071.133.071.2041016.167.000.071.0006.2550.008.000.000.000.00
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6811100010000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162434510040041804101.121.189.152.3417153.200.031.121.0007.5035.004.670.000.0025.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1621121111400400430011000.102.131.136.267154128.140.034.068.0002.9923.888.000.000.0033.33

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1996Peoria Chiefs MidwAsln22P25--521132726.9631.04------25100.018.4
1997Prince William Cannons CaroA+sln23P19--713--20201.0001.05------19100.013.7
1997Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln23P6--161-87.8751.17------6100.04.3
1998Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln24P10--214121716.9411.60------10100.07.1
1998Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln24P10--68--14141.0001.40------10100.06.9
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24P8-37341-87.8750.880.19-----8100.04.9
1999Reading Phillies EastAAphi25P37--320--23231.0000.62------37100.026.1
1999Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi25P13-1711--221.0000.150.12-----13100.08.0
2000Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi26P21--1015132625.9621.19------2295.514.5
2000Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi26P12-5958--13131.0001.080.22-----12100.07.4
2001Clearwater Phillies FSLA+phi27P7---------------7100.05.1
2001Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi27P23-26442-108.8000.350.31-----23100.014.2
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28P55-5715--661.0000.110.11-----55100.034.0
2002Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28P13-16-------------13100.08.1
2003Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor29P1---------------1100.00.7
2003Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29P54-4921--331.0000.060.06-----54100.033.3
2004Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30P54-51-4--441.0000.070.08-----54100.033.3
2005Chicago White SoxALMLBcha31P68-67161-87.8750.100.10-----68100.042.0
2006Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha32P3---------------3100.02.1
2006Chicago White SoxALMLBcha32P30-30-3--331.0000.100.10-----30100.018.5
2007Akron Aeros EastAAcle33P8---------------8100.05.7
2008Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln34P7---------------7100.04.9
MLB Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P330-40917364-5753.9300.160.13-----3300.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P42--1623134039.9750.93------420.00.0
AA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P61--640224846.9580.75------610.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P26--713--20201.0000.77------260.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P25--521132726.9631.04------250.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1996Peoria Chiefs MidwAsln2225----------
1997Prince William Cannons CaroA+sln2319----------
1997Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln236----------
1998Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln2410----------
1998Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln2410----------
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln248----------
1999Reading Phillies EastAAphi2537----------
1999Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2513----------
2000Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi2621----------
2000Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2612----------
2001Clearwater Phillies FSLA+phi277----------
2001Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2723----------
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2855----------
2002Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2813----------
2003Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor291----------
2003Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2954----------
2004Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3054----------
2005Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3168----------
2006Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha323----------
2006Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3230----------
2007Akron Aeros EastAAcle338----------
2008Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln347----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1999Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor25329.4512012000020.03024212817201.9013.500.903.607.652.1310.80.600
2005Chicago White SoxDiv SeriesMLB31000.0010100101.01000000001.009.000.000.000.0000.00.000
2005Chicago White SoxWorld SeriesMLB31003.8630300002.10110221000.950.000.007.717.711.003.86.000
2006Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB32114.1590900008.21044232001.5910.382.083.122.080.674.15.500
2008St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB34007.7180800117.01166225001.8614.142.572.576.432.507.71.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs329.4512012000020.03024212817201.9013.500.903.607.652.1310.80.600
MLB Spring Training Totals - 2 yrs115.7417017001115.7211010457001.6612.062.302.874.021.405.74.500
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0010100101.0100000001.009.000.000.000.0000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs003.8630300002.3011022100.860.000.007.717.711.003.86.000

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1997Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (SP) ... Carolina League All-Star Team (SP) ... Carolina League Pitcher of the Year3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2007-02-14ContractSigned by Indians to minor league contract 
2006-07-20Released by White Sox 
2006-06-29InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-06-07InjuredDisabled -- right shoulder inflammation 
2004-01-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
2003-12-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-07-25InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-06-29InjuredDisabled -- right shoulder strain 
2002-05-26TradeTraded by Phillies to Blue Jays for Dan Plesac. 
2002-05-25TradeTraded by Phillies to Blue Jays for LHP Dan Plesac 
2001-07-06InjuredActivated from DL 
2001-03-31InjuredDisabled -- - 
1998-11-19TradeTraded by Cardinals with Ron Gant and Jeff Brantley to Phillies for Garrett Stephenson and Ricky Bottalico. 
1995-08-13Contractsigned 
* 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
1998St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll24170,000-81233-1,276,192170,000170,000
1999Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll25200,000-80729-1,454,491200,000370,000
2000Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll26175,000-79537-1,394,248200,000545,000
2001Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll27225,000-69629231,897,758200,000770,000
2002Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll28245,000-64026302,011,045200,0001,015,000
2002Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll28245,000-64019302,011,045200,0001,015,000
2003Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll29845,000-39010522,163,527300,0001,860,000
2004Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll30800,000-39317572,070,100300,0002,660,000
2005Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll311,000,000-37618592,189,055300,0003,660,000
2006Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll321,200,000-37418542,365,072327,0004,860,000
* 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