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1998 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

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W-L Record: 74-88 .457
Rank: 4th in American League West
Run Differential: 804-866 -62
Roster Continuity 54.20% 24/28
Manager(s): Art Howe
General Manager: Billy Beane
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: Network Associates Coliseum
Payroll: $ 20,063,000 28/30
Attendance: 1,232,343 28/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Mark Mulder (#2) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Duffy Dyer
Bullpen Coach: Bradley Fischer
First Base Coach: Gary Jones
Hitting Coach: Denny Walling
Pitching Coach: Rick Peterson
Pitching Coach: Bob Cluck
Third Base Coach: Ron Washington

#1 Draft Picks

Ben Grieve (#2), Ariel Prieto (#5), Eric Chavez (#10), Shane Mack (#11), Ed Sprague (#25), Mike Fetters (#27)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8874.543--
8577.5253.0
7685.47211.5
7488.45714.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
14Ben GrieveRF22   58394168
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2
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18
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892285123930118.288.386.458844.170.316.3391.4532.4267678
16Jason Giambi1B27   56292166
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28
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027
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1102281102570916.295.384.489873.194.338.3141.2620.8275657
24Rickey HendersonLF39   542101128
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16
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1
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14
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57661311811450235.236.376.347723.111.426.2730.9738.7188670
12Matt StairsDH30   52388154
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1
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26
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106835993641413.294.370.511881.216.338.3141.5820.1267593
6Mike Blowers3B33   4095697
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24
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2
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11
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711039116112413.237.302.386688.149.247.3012.9737.2158455
21Scott Spiezio2B25   40654105
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1
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9
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50134456237210.259.333.377710.118.222.2801.2745.1153461
53Ryan ChristensonCF24   3705695
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405636106101041.257.321.368689.111.205.3422.9474.0136421
4Miguel TejadaSS24   3655385
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1
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11
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4556288670438.233.298.384682.151.225.2733.0733.2140407
23A.J. HinchC24   3373478
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09
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35303089401376.231.296.341637.110.208.2802.9737.4115391
26Rafael Bournigal2B-SS32   2092347
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11
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1961101121626.225.265.292557.067.139.2311.10209.061229
5Mike MacFarlaneC34   2072852
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12
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3410123440133.251.301.411712.159.222.2662.8329.685227
3Bip Roberts2B34   1822851
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15103152420114.280.340.357697.077.198.3161.60182.065201
2Jason McDonaldCF-RF26   1752544
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16104273330612.251.359.320679.069.257.3031.22175.056212
31,7Kevin MitchellDH36   1271429
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210092600004.228.279.346625.118.189.2732.8963.544136
7Kurt AbbottSS29   1231733
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921103410113.268.326.390716.122.211.3523.4061.548136
17Dave Magadan3B35   1091235
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1301131201015.321.390.422812.101.211.3510.92109.046123
8Ed Sprague3B30   87813
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71021721001.149.187.310497.161.195.1498.5029.02791
28Jack Voigt1B32   72710
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105161900101.139.205.236441.097.236.1733.1772.01779
30Eric Chavez3B20   45614
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06113501001.311.354.444798.133.200.3501.67--2048
54Mike NeillLF28   1524
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000002400000.267.353.333686.067.200.3642.00--517
10Mark Bellhorn3B23   1211
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001203410000.083.313.167480.083.500.1251.33--216
20Brian LesherLF27   701
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001000300000.143.143.286429.143.143.250----27
59Blake SteinP24   5000000000400100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
37Kenny RogersP33   4100000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
45Jorge VelandiaSS23   401
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0000000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
51Jimmy HaynesP25   3100000001300000.000.250.000250.000.333-3.00--04
5Shane Mack34   2100000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
13Izzy MolinaC27   211
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0000000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
49Tom CandiottiP40   101
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0000000001001.0001.0002.00030001.0001.0001.000----22
44Mike OquistP30   1000000000000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
39Jason WoodSS28   1100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals1761549080414132951314975513147633112255225846120.257.332.397729.140.270.2961.7736.821816227
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
37Kenny Rogers33   1683.1634347100238.2215968419671385271.188.100.722.525.202.06
49Tom Candiotti40   11164.8433333000201.022212410830639814091.429.941.342.824.391.56
51Jimmy Haynes25   1195.1033331100194.1229124110258813411051.6310.621.164.086.221.52
44Mike Oquist30   7116.2231290020175.021012512127571124051.5310.801.392.935.761.96
59Blake Stein24   596.3824201100117.1117928322718915051.619.001.695.466.851.25
22Billy Taylor36   493.5870000583373.0713729722580131.278.750.862.717.152.64
33T.J. Mathews28   744.566600015172.2714437629531041.378.750.743.586.531.83
32Mike Mohler29   335.165700016061.0703835626423141.5710.330.893.846.201.62
29Buddy Groom32   314.267500013057.1623027420361011.449.790.633.165.681.80
36Mike Fetters33   164.024800022547.1482621321343011.479.190.574.026.511.62
31Gil Heredia32   332.7286002042.243141343270031.079.000.840.635.659.00
36Tim Worrell30   014.00250004036.034171658332001.178.501.252.008.254.13
30Aaron Small26   117.25240004036.0513429314194031.8112.750.753.504.751.36
52Jay Witasick25   136.3373001027.0362419915292001.8912.003.005.009.671.93
50Dave Telgheder31   013.6082004020.0191284652121.258.551.802.702.250.83
41Jim Dougherty30   028.2590004012.01711112730012.0012.751.505.252.250.43
28Mark Holzemer28   105.4013000409.213661331011.6011.700.902.702.701.00
48Ariel Prieto28   0112.382200008.11711112580012.7519.132.255.639.001.60
56Steve Connelly24   001.803000104.210110410012.8018.000.007.201.800.25
Batting Totals74884.835701621231503914341555866769179529922685561.459.761.123.325.791.74
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
A.J. HinchC1186024798.9860.00
Mike MacFarlaneC703552046.9890.00
Izzy MolinaC581001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jason Giambi1B14612557314120.9900.00
Jack Voigt1B2773218.9870.00
Mike Blowers1B8470031.0000.00
Dave Magadan1B7333031.0000.00
Matt Stairs1B6458061.0000.00
Kevin Mitchell1B250011.0000.00
Brian Lesher1B10010.0000.00
Ed Sprague1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Scott Spiezio2B1121983161372.9750.00
Rafael Bournigal2B4856810201.0000.00
Bip Roberts2B303858318.9700.00
Mark Bellhorn2B10000.0000.00
Jorge Velandia2B113001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike Blowers3B120661741915.9270.00
Dave Magadan3B30155267.9180.00
Ed Sprague3B23233762.9090.00
Eric Chavez3B131121021.0000.00
Mark Bellhorn3B537001.0000.00
Bip Roberts3B333001.0000.00
Jack Voigt3B201001.0000.00
Kurt Abbott3B10000.0000.00
Jason Wood3B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Miguel TejadaSS1041733272675.9510.00
Rafael BournigalSS3853890181.0000.00
Kurt AbbottSS2840701116.9090.00
Jorge VelandiaSS73711.9090.00
Mark BellhornSS20000.0000.00
Jason WoodSS212011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rickey HendersonLF142290241.9860.00
Jason McDonaldLF11150001.0000.00
Matt StairsLF11203001.0000.00
Kevin MitchellLF10100001.0000.00
Jack VoigtLF9171001.0000.00
Bip RobertsLF89010.9000.00
Kurt AbbottLF560001.0000.00
Brian LesherLF442011.0000.00
Mike NeillLF470001.0000.00
Ryan ChristensonLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ryan ChristensonCF113275652.9830.00
Jason McDonaldCF3383541.9570.00
Rickey HendersonCF24361001.0000.00
Bip RobertsCF1230010.9680.00
Jack VoigtCF10101001.0000.00
Mike NeillCF270001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ben GrieveRF151262820.9930.00
Jason McDonaldRF2524220.9290.00
Ryan ChristensonRF491001.0000.00
Bip RobertsRF310001.0000.00
Matt StairsRF230001.0000.00
Jack VoigtRF220001.0000.00
Kurt AbbottRF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Buddy GroomP755716001.0001.10
Billy TaylorP707348021.0001.48
T.J. MathewsP66724711.9171.37
Mike MohlerP57611711.8891.18
Mike FettersP484721011.9232.29
Kenny RogersP34238206624.9773.25
Tom CandiottiP33201163912.9822.46
Jimmy HaynesP33194111911.9681.39
Mike OquistP31175715031.0001.13
Tim WorrellP253605001.0001.25
Aaron SmallP243623001.0001.25
Blake SteinP2411701511.9371.15
Mark HolzemerP13920001.0001.96
Jim DoughertyP91215021.0004.50
Gil HerediaP84219001.0002.13
Dave TelghederP82002001.0000.90
Jay WitasickP72712011.0001.00
Steve ConnellyP3411001.0004.29
Ariel PrietoP2801001.0001.11
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Matt StairsDH120.0000.00
Kevin MitchellDH23.0000.00
Jason GiambiDH7.0000.00
Kurt AbbottDH3.0000.00
Ben GrieveDH3.0000.00
Jack VoigtDH3.0000.00
Mark BellhornDH2.0000.00
Mike BlowersDH2.0000.00
Rafael BournigalDH1.0000.00
Scott SpiezioDH1.0000.00


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