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1998 Oakland AthleticsAmerican League (MLB)
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Brian Lesher played for the 1998 Oakland Athletics
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAthletics
LocationOakland,California
Record74-88 (4th in American League West)League Rank10thMLB Rank22nd
ManagerArt HoweGeneral ManagerBilly Beane
CoachesBob Cluck (Pitching Coach), Duffy Dyer (Bench Coach), Bradley Fischer (Bullpen Coach), Gary Jones (First Base Coach), Rick Peterson (Pitching Coach), Denny Walling (Hitting Coach), Ron Washington (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickMark Mulder (#2)
Minor League AffiliatesEdmonton Trappers (AAA) 76-67 ... Huntsville Stars (AA) 72-68 ... Visalia Oaks (A+) 67-73 ... Modesto A's (A+) 77-63 ... Southern Oregon Timberjacks (A-) 43-33 ... Arizona Athletics (Rk) 29-27 ...
Years Available1901-2017

Team History -- 1998 Statistics -- 1998 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions
Batting Stats -- Pitching Stats -- Fielding Stats -- Team Personnel

 

1998 Batting Statistics

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UnifPlayerPosBaAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
14Ben GrieverfL221555839416841218892285123901318.288.386.458.84426761678.339.170.316.37312.518.11.52.732.436.3
1994- 1-   2-OAK
 
16Jason Giambi1bL2715356292166280271102281102509716.295.384.489.87327555657.314.194.338.37812.315.51.34.120.833.1
1992- 2-  58-OAK
Retired  
24Rickey HendersonlfR391525421011281611457661311811452305.236.376.347.72318831670.273.111.426.33617.617.01.02.138.724.2
1976- 4-  96-OAK
 
12Matt StairsdhL301495238815433126106835993614413.294.370.511.88126760593.314.217.338.38010.015.71.64.420.139.0
1989-   UDFA-MON
 
6Mike Blowers3bR33129409569724211711039116124113.237.302.386.68815837455.301.149.247.3038.625.53.02.437.238.1
1986-10- 252-MON
 
21Scott Spiezio2bB2511440654105191950134456272310.259.333.377.71015329461.280.118.222.3169.512.21.32.045.127.6
1993- 6- 181-OAK
 
53Ryan ChristensoncfR2411737056952225405636106110401.257.321.368.68913629421.342.111.205.3088.625.22.91.274.030.5
1995-10- 260-OAK
 
4Miguel TejadassR241053655385201114556288674308.233.298.384.68214032407.273.151.225.3026.921.13.12.733.237.7
1993-   UDFA-OAK
Free Agent  
23A.J. HinchcR241203373478100935303089413706.231.296.341.63711519391.280.110.208.2867.722.83.02.337.424.4
1996- 3-  75-OAK
 
26Rafael Bournigal2b-ssR3285209234711011961101126216.225.265.292.5576112229.231.067.139.2484.44.81.10.4209.025.5
1987-19- 482-LAN
 
5Mike MacFarlanecR3478207285212073410123441303.251.301.411.7128519227.266.160.222.3115.315.02.83.129.636.5
1985- 4-  97-KCA
 
3Bip Roberts2bB34611822851110115103152421104.280.340.357.6976512201.316.077.198.3157.511.91.60.5182.023.5
1982- 1-  13-PIT
 
2Jason McDonaldcf-rfB2670175254490116104273336102.251.359.320.6795610212.303.069.257.31712.715.61.20.5175.022.7
1993- 4- 125-OAK
 
31,7Kevin MitchelldhR36511271429712210092600004.228.279.346.6254410136.273.118.189.2786.619.12.91.563.534.5
1980-   UDFA-NYN
 
7Kurt AbbottssR29351231733712921103411103.268.326.390.7164810136.352.122.211.3187.425.03.41.561.530.3
1989-15- 400-OAK
 
17Dave Magadan3bL353510912358011301131200115.321.390.422.812469123.351.101.211.36010.69.80.90.8109.025.7
1983- 2-  32-NYN
 
8Ed Sprague3bR30278781350371021720011.149.187.310.49727891.149.161.195.2112.218.78.53.329.061.5
1988- 1-  25-TOR
 
28Jack Voigt1bR325772710401105161901001.139.205.236.44117579.173.097.236.2037.624.13.21.372.050.0
1987- 9- 221-BAL
 
30Eric Chavez3bL2016456144106113500011.311.354.444.79820548.350.133.200.3436.310.41.70.00.035.7
1996- 1-  10-OAK
ActiveArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
54Mike NeilllfL28615241000002400000.267.353.333.6865117.364.066.200.31611.823.52.00.00.025.0
1991- 2-  60-OAK
 
10Mark Bellhorn3bB231112111001203410000.083.313.167.4802116.125.084.500.25918.825.01.30.00.0100.0
1995- 2-  35-OAK
 
20Brian LesherlfR2777011001000300000.143.143.286.429217.250.143.143.1800.042.90.00.00.0100.0
1992-25- 704-OAK
 
59Blake SteinpR2425000000000401000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.066.70.00.00.00.0
1994- 6- 166-SLN
 
45Jorge VelandiassR2384010000000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.000.2250.025.00.00.00.00.0
1992-   UDFA-DET
 
37Kenny RogerspL3324100000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.050.00.00.00.00.0
1982-39- 816-TEX
 
51Jimmy HaynespR2523100000001300000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.17825.075.03.00.00.00.0
1991- 7- 186-BAL
 
13Izzy MolinacR2762110000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.000.4490.00.00.00.00.00.0
1990-22- 610-OAK
 
5Shane Macklf-cfR3432100000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00.00.00.00.00.0
1984- 1-  11-SDN
 
44Mike OquistpR3011000000000001000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00.00.00.00.00.0
1989-13- 323-BAL
 
49Tom CandiottipR40110110000000010001.0001.0002.0003.0002121.0001.0001.0001.2570.00.00.00.00.0100.0
1980-   UDFA-KCA
 
39Jason WoodssR2831100000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.0100.00.00.00.00.0
1991-11- 307-OAK
 
Batting Totals: (31 players)162549080414132951314975513147633112255584622120.257.338.397.73521814576282.296.397.270.00010.117.91.82.436.932.3 

1998 Pitching Statistics

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UnifPlayerThAgePosHiLvlWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPctFIPDraft
37Kenny RogersL33STMLB1683.17343407100238.2215968419671385271.188.110.722.535.202.063.62.6673.95
1982-39- 816-TEX
49Tom CandiottiR40STMLB11164.84333303000201.022212410830639814091.429.941.342.824.391.565.55.4075.18
1980-   UDFA-KCA
51Jimmy HaynesR25STMLB1195.09333301100194.1229124110258813411051.6310.611.164.086.211.525.74.5504.87
1991- 7- 186-BAL
44Mike OquistR30STMLB7116.22312920020175.021012512127571124051.5310.801.392.935.761.966.43.3894.93
1989-13- 323-BAL
59Blake SteinR24S/RMLB596.37242041100117.1117928322718915051.618.971.695.456.831.257.06.3576.00
1994- 6- 166-SLN
22Billy TaylorR36CLMLB493.587007000583373.0713729722580131.278.750.862.717.152.644.56.3083.82
1980- 2-  39-TEX
33T.J. MathewsR28RelMLB744.58660660015172.2714437629531041.398.790.743.596.561.835.45.6364.12
1992-36-1007-SLN
32Mike MohlerL29RelMLB335.16570570016061.0703835626423141.5710.330.893.846.201.625.61.5004.52
1989-42-1101-OAK
29Buddy GroomL32RelMLB314.24750750013057.1623027420361011.449.730.633.145.651.804.71.7503.89
1987-12- 297-CHA
36Mike FettersR33RelMLB163.99480480022547.1482621321343011.469.130.573.996.461.624.94.1433.92
1986- 1-  27-CAL
31Gil HerediaR32S/RMLB332.74862002042.243141343270031.099.070.840.635.709.002.95.5003.51
1987- 9- 230-SFN
36Tim WorrellR30RelMLB014.0025025004036.034171658332001.178.501.252.008.254.134.25.0003.78
1989-20- 520-SDN
30Aaron SmallR26RelMLB117.2524024004036.0513429314194031.8112.750.753.504.751.368.50.5004.58
1989-22- 575-TOR
52Jay WitasickR25S/RMLB136.33734001027.0362419915292001.8912.003.005.009.671.938.00.2506.99
1993- 2-  58-SLN
50Dave TelghederR31S/RMLB013.60826004020.0191284652121.258.551.802.702.250.835.40.0006.44
1989-31- 814-NYN
41Jim DoughertyR30RelMLB028.25909004012.01711112730012.0012.751.505.252.250.438.25.0006.81
1990-26- 703-HOU
28Mark HolzemerL28RelMLB105.591301300409.213661331011.7412.100.932.792.791.005.591.0005.10
1987- 4- 109-CAL
48Ariel PrietoR28STMLB0111.8822000008.11711112580012.7218.362.165.408.641.6011.88.0006.50
1995- 1-   5-OAK
56Steve ConnellyR24RelMLB001.9330300104.210110410013.3319.290.007.711.930.251.93.0005.92
1995-24- 652-OAK
Pitching Totals: (19 players)74884.831621624081231503914341555866769179529922685561.459.761.123.325.791.745.44.457

1998 Fielding Statistics

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PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
PBuddy Groom32MLBp75-57160071.0000.090.12---75100.046.3Fielding by Day
PBilly Taylor36MLBp70-734802121.0000.170.16---70100.043.2Fielding by Day
PT.J. Mathews28MLBp66-72471112.9170.170.15---66100.040.7Fielding by Day
PMike Mohler29MLBp57-6117119.8890.140.13---57100.035.2Fielding by Day
PMike Fetters33MLBp48-472101113.9230.250.26---48100.029.6Fielding by Day
PKenny Rogers33MLBp34-23820662488.9772.530.36---34100.021.0Fielding by Day
PJimmy Haynes25MLBp33-19411191131.9680.910.15---33100.020.4Fielding by Day
PTom Candiotti40MLBp33-20116391256.9821.670.27---33100.020.4Fielding by Day
PMike Oquist30MLBp31-17571503221.0000.710.13---31100.019.1Fielding by Day
PTim Worrell30MLBp25-36050051.0000.200.14---25100.015.4Fielding by Day
PAaron Small26MLBp24-36230051.0000.210.14---24100.014.8Fielding by Day
PBlake Stein24MLBp24-1170151116.9380.630.13---24100.014.8Fielding by Day
PMark Holzemer28MLBp13-9200021.0000.150.22---13100.08.0Fielding by Day
PJim Dougherty30MLBp9-12150261.0000.670.50---9100.05.6Fielding by Day
PDave Telgheder31MLBp8-20020021.0000.250.10---8100.04.9Fielding by Day
PGil Heredia32MLBp8-421900101.0001.250.24---8100.04.9Fielding by Day
PJay Witasick25MLBp7-27120131.0000.430.11---7100.04.3Fielding by Day
PSteve Connelly24MLBp3-4110021.0000.670.50---3100.01.9Fielding by Day
PAriel Prieto28MLBp2-8010011.0000.500.13---2100.01.2Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
CA.J. Hinch24MLBc118--6024798658.9865.500.006835812098.372.8Fielding by Day
CMike MacFarlane34MLBc70--3552046379.9895.360.00331357889.743.2Fielding by Day
CIzzy Molina27MLBc5--810091.0001.800.002--683.33.1Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
1BJason Giambi27MLBdh146--125573141201342.9909.100.00---15395.490.1Fielding by Day
1BJack Voigt32MLBlf-rf27--7321876.9872.780.00---5747.416.7Fielding by Day
1BMike Blowers33MLB3b8--47003471.0005.880.00---1296.24.9Fielding by Day
1BDave Magadan35MLB3b-1b7--33303361.0005.140.00---3520.04.3Fielding by Day
1BMatt Stairs30MLBdh-1b6--45806531.0008.830.00---1494.03.7Fielding by Day
1BKevin Mitchell36MLBlf-3b2--500151.0002.500.00---513.91.2Fielding by Day
1BEd Sprague30MLB3b1--100011.0001.000.00---273.70.6Fielding by Day
1BBrian Lesher27MLBlf-1b1--00101.0000.000.00---714.30.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
2BScott Spiezio25MLB1b-2b112--1983161372527.9754.590.00---11498.269.1Fielding by Day
2BRafael Bournigal32MLBss-2b48--56810201371.0002.850.00---8556.529.6Fielding by Day
2BBip Roberts34MLB2b-lf30--385831899.9703.200.00---6149.218.5Fielding by Day
2BMark Bellhorn23MLB2b-3b1--000000.000.00---119.10.6Fielding by Day
2BJorge Velandia23MLB2b-ss1--130041.0004.000.00---812.50.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
3BMike Blowers33MLB3b120--661741915259.9272.000.00---12993.074.1Fielding by Day
3BDave Magadan35MLB3b-1b30--15526773.9182.230.00---3585.718.5Fielding by Day
3BEd Sprague30MLB3b23--23376266.9092.610.00---2785.214.2Fielding by Day
3BEric Chavez20MLB3b13--112102321.0002.460.00---1681.38.0Fielding by Day
3BMark Bellhorn23MLB2b-3b5--3700101.0002.000.00---1145.53.1Fielding by Day
3BBip Roberts34MLB2b-lf3--330061.0002.000.00---614.91.9Fielding by Day
3BJack Voigt32MLBlf-rf2--010011.0000.500.00---573.51.2Fielding by Day
3BJason Wood28MLBss-1b1--010011.0001.000.00---333.30.6Fielding by Day
3BKurt Abbott29MLBss-2b1--000000.000.00---352.90.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
SSMiguel Tejada24MLB2b-3b104--1733272675526.9514.810.00---10599.064.2Fielding by Day
SSRafael Bournigal32MLBss-2b38--53890181421.0003.740.00---8544.723.5Fielding by Day
SSKurt Abbott29MLBss-2b28--40701116121.9093.930.00---3580.017.3Fielding by Day
SSJorge Velandia23MLB2b-ss7--371111.9091.430.00---887.54.3Fielding by Day
SSMark Bellhorn23MLB2b-3b2--000000.000.00---1118.21.2Fielding by Day
SSJason Wood28MLBss-1b2--120131.0001.500.00---366.71.2Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
LFRickey Henderson39MLBlf-of142--290241296.9862.060.00---15293.487.7Fielding by Day
LFJason McDonald26MLBcf-lf11--15000151.0001.360.00---7015.76.8Fielding by Day
LFMatt Stairs30MLBdh-1b11--20300231.0002.090.00---1497.46.8Fielding by Day
LFKevin Mitchell36MLBlf-3b10--10000101.0001.000.00---5119.66.2Fielding by Day
LFJack Voigt32MLBlf-rf9--17100181.0002.000.00---5715.85.6Fielding by Day
LFBip Roberts34MLB2b-lf8--901010.9001.130.00---6113.14.9Fielding by Day
LFKurt Abbott29MLBss-2b5--600061.0001.200.00---3514.33.1Fielding by Day
LFBrian Lesher27MLBlf-1b4--420161.0001.500.00---757.12.5Fielding by Day
LFMike Neill28MLBlf-cf4--700071.0001.750.00---666.72.5Fielding by Day
LFRyan Christenson24MLBcf-lf1--000000.000.00---1170.90.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
CFRyan Christenson24MLBcf-lf113--275652286.9832.490.00---11796.669.8Fielding by Day
CFJason McDonald26MLBcf-lf33--8354192.9572.670.00---7047.120.4Fielding by Day
CFRickey Henderson39MLBlf-of24--36100371.0001.540.00---15215.814.8Fielding by Day
CFBip Roberts34MLB2b-lf12--3001031.9682.500.00---6119.77.4Fielding by Day
CFJack Voigt32MLBlf-rf10--10100111.0001.100.00---5717.56.2Fielding by Day
CFMike Neill28MLBlf-cf2--700071.0003.500.00---633.31.2Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
RFBen Grieve22MLBrf-lf151--262820272.9931.790.00---15597.493.2Fielding by Day
RFJason McDonald26MLBcf-lf25--2422028.9291.040.00---7035.715.4Fielding by Day
RFRyan Christenson24MLBcf-lf4--9100101.0002.500.00---1173.42.5Fielding by Day
RFBip Roberts34MLB2b-lf3--100011.0000.330.00---614.91.9Fielding by Day
RFJack Voigt32MLBlf-rf2--200021.0001.000.00---573.51.2Fielding by Day
RFMatt Stairs30MLBdh-1b2--300031.0001.500.00---1491.31.2Fielding by Day
RFKurt Abbott29MLBss-2b1--000000.000.00---352.90.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
DHMatt Stairs30MLBdh-1b120--000000.000.00---14980.574.1Fielding by Day
DHKevin Mitchell36MLBlf-3b23--000000.000.00---5145.114.2Fielding by Day
DHJason Giambi27MLBdh7--000000.000.00---1534.64.3Fielding by Day
DHBen Grieve22MLBrf-lf3--000000.000.00---1551.91.9Fielding by Day
DHJack Voigt32MLBlf-rf3--000000.000.00---575.31.9Fielding by Day
DHKurt Abbott29MLBss-2b3--000000.000.00---358.61.9Fielding by Day
DHMike Blowers33MLB3b2--000000.000.00---1291.61.2Fielding by Day
DHMark Bellhorn23MLB2b-3b2--000000.000.00---1118.21.2Fielding by Day
DHScott Spiezio25MLB1b-2b1--000000.000.00---1140.90.6Fielding by Day
DHRafael Bournigal32MLBss-2b1--000000.000.00---851.20.6Fielding by Day

1998 Team Personnel

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Player NameRoleBornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationPos
Billy BeaneGeneral Manager1962-03-29 36Orlando,Florida MLB1980-19891984-1989
1980- 1-  23-NYN
OF
Steve BowdenScout1965-11-19 32- AA1985-1988-
1985- 1-  18-SEA
P
Bob CluckPitching Coach1946-01-10 52San Diego,California --   P
Duffy DyerBench Coach1945-08-15 52Dayton,Ohio MLB1966-19801968-1980
1966- 1-   9-NYN
C
Angel EusebioScout -- --   SCOUT
Bradley FischerBullpen Coach1956-06-28 42Blissfield,Michigan A1978-1984-   C
Ray FosseBroadcaster1947-04-04 51Marion,Illinois MLB1965-19791967-1979
1965- 1-   7-CLE
C
Tim HoltScout -- NCAA1990-1992-   OF
Art HoweManager1946-12-15 51Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1971-19851974-1985   3B-2B
Dave HudgensRoving Hitting Instructor1956-12-05 41Oroville,California MLB1977-19841983-1983
1977-18- 444-MIL
1B
Gary JonesFirst Base Coach1960-11-11 37Henderson,Texas AAA1982-1989-
1981-11- 240-CHA
2B-OF
John KuehlScout1967-08-15 30Fullerton,California AA1988-1993-
1988-33- 838-SDN
3B
Keith LieppmanDirector of Player Development1949-01-17 49Kansas City,Missouri AAA1970-1979-
1971- 2-  26-OAK
SS
Rick MagnanteScout1947-12-12 50- --
1969-13- 303-CLE
3B
Gary McGrawScout1957-11-16 40Portland,Oregon RK1982-1982-   OF
Rick PetersonPitching Coach1954-10-30 43New Brunswick,New Jersey AAA1977-1988-
1976-21- 501-PIT
P
John PoloniScout1954-02-28 44Dearborn,Michigan MLB1974-19861977-1977
1975- 6- 137-TEX
P
Jim PranskyScout -Duke Center,Pennsylvania --   SCOUT
Will SchockScout1964-10-31 33Mill Valley,California AAA1984-1991-
1987-22- 563-OAK
P
Rich SparksScout -- --   SCOUT
Ron VaughnScout1961-- 37- RK1983-1983-   C
Denny WallingHitting Coach1954-04-17 44Neptune,New Jersey MLB1975-19921975-1992
1975- 1-   1-OAK
3B-OF
Ron WashingtonThird Base Coach1952-04-29 46New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1971-19901977-1989   SS-2B