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Clay Bellinger 3B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 344 .193 .257 .363 72 0.3
Birth Date11-18-1968
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age52 years, 0 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1999 NYA 30 32 46 9 2 0 1 1 10 0 1 0 .200 .217 .311 65 -2.0 0.6 -0.2 0.0
2000 NYA 31 98 209 38 8 2 6 17 48 5 5 0 .207 .288 .370 72 -6.8 1.8 1.3 0.3
2001 NYA 32 51 88 13 1 1 5 4 23 1 1 2 .160 .207 .383 76 -2.3 0.2 -0.6 0.0
2002 ANA 33 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 81 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career18334460113122282672.193.257.36372-11.12.60.60.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1989 EVE A- NWN 51 206 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 CLN A MDW 109 425 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 SJO A+ CLF 105 445 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 SHV AA TXS 126 480 .000 .000 .000 .225 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 PHX AAA PCL 122 461 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 PHX AAA PCL 106 367 .000 .000 .000 .301 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 PHX AAA PCL 97 311 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ROC AAA INT 125 510 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 COH AAA INT 0 457 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 COH AAA INT 0 437 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NYA MLB AL 32 46 .278 .349 .447 .235 98 -3.6 1.3 0.1 65 18 -0.2 0.6 -2.0 0.0
1999 COH AAA INT 0 156 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 NYA MLB AL 98 209 .277 .348 .447 .242 86 -3.8 6.6 0.1 72 14 1.3 1.8 -6.8 0.3
2000 COH AAA INT 0 30 .000 .000 .000 .391 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NYA MLB AL 51 88 .266 .333 .435 .148 96 -4.8 2.6 0.1 76 16 -0.6 0.2 -2.3 0.0
2001 COH AAA INT 26 104 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ANA MLB AL 2 1 .275 .345 .491 .000 117 -0.3 0.0 0 81 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SLC AAA PCL 89 340 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 FRE AAA PCL 117 412 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 OTT AAA INT 67 236 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1989 EVE A- NWN 206 185 29 37 8 1 4 59 16 19 47 3 2 .200 .277 .319 .119 1 1
1990 CLN A MDW 425 383 52 83 17 4 10 138 48 27 102 13 6 .217 .277 .360 .144 5 5
1991 SJO A+ CLF 445 368 65 95 29 2 8 152 62 53 88 13 4 .258 .362 .413 .155 7 7
1992 SHV AA TXS 480 433 45 90 18 3 13 153 50 36 82 7 8 .208 .271 .353 .145 4 4
1993 PHX AAA PCL 461 407 50 104 20 3 6 148 49 38 81 7 7 .256 .320 .364 .108 7 7
1994 PHX AAA PCL 367 337 48 90 15 1 7 128 50 18 56 6 1 .267 .316 .380 .113 2 2
1995 PHX AAA PCL 311 277 34 76 16 1 2 100 32 27 52 3 2 .274 .341 .361 .087 2 2
1996 ROC AAA INT 510 459 68 138 34 4 15 225 78 33 90 8 4 .301 .355 .490 .190 1 1
1997 COH AAA INT 457 416 55 114 31 3 12 187 59 34 74 10 4 .274 .339 .450 .175 0 0
1998 COH AAA INT 437 397 35 89 20 2 9 140 40 35 79 5 3 .224 .295 .353 .128 0 0
1999 NYA MLB AL 46 45 12 9 2 0 1 14 2 1 10 1 0 .200 .217 .311 .111 0 0
1999 COH AAA INT 156 141 19 33 10 1 2 51 14 13 32 6 0 .234 .308 .362 .128 0 0
2000 NYA MLB AL 209 184 33 38 8 2 6 68 21 17 48 5 0 .207 .288 .370 .163 2 1
2000 COH AAA INT 30 28 3 9 2 0 0 11 2 2 5 1 0 .321 .367 .393 .071 0 0
2001 COH AAA INT 104 98 13 21 10 0 1 34 9 5 22 3 0 .214 .260 .347 .133 0 0
2001 NYA MLB AL 88 81 12 13 1 1 5 31 12 4 23 1 2 .160 .207 .383 .222 1 1
2002 SLC AAA PCL 340 324 45 83 17 5 13 149 41 13 87 4 2 .256 .288 .460 .204 1 1
2002 ANA MLB AL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2003 FRE AAA PCL 412 377 55 101 18 3 16 173 54 25 72 2 2 .268 .317 .459 .191 4 4
2004 OTT AAA INT 236 218 29 50 15 2 8 93 27 14 48 3 0 .229 .281 .427 .197 1 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 NYA $230,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$230,000
1 yrTotal$230,000

 

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-11-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who was your favorite baseball player growing up?
(Steve from Ireland)
Bernie Williams. Wish I could say my favorite player was someone more obscure, like, I don't know, Duane Kuiper, but unlike Joe Posnanski, I grew up not far from Yankee Stadium in the mid- to late-90s, so marginally talented players were in pretty short supply. The first autograph I ever got was by Clay Bellinger, so I suppose I could have formed an unhealthy attraction to him. (Joe Torre did.) Bernie was a great hitter, graceful in the field (at least until his later years, or until he tried to throw the ball) and on the bases (I miss seeing him go first-to-third), and to the extent that you can determine these things from afar, seemed to have a softer side than the typical ballplayer who spends his offseason huntin' and fishin', which also appealed to me. Good guitar player, too. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steve- What the you know what are the Yankees doing with Noesi? In a game where you have a starter only go 5 innings wouldn't that be a game where you give Noesi a shot at multiple innings? The better question is why is he not in Scranton starting. To me the only spot in a pen that should be occupied by a journeyman in the long man spot (Gordon seems to well suited for this). The constant infusion of one tomato can after another (Carlyle, Sanit, Marquez, Mitre, Pendleton and ever Gordon to a lesser degree) points to serious roster/organizational management issues.
(psk from scottsdale)
I just wrote about this in passing at the PB today. I actually don't mind that they have Noesi on the roster getting some major-league experience, but you're right, they have passed him up for longer relief appearances and spot starts and that makes zero sense. And the embrace of the guys you list over the options in their own system is pathological. As long as George Steinbrenner was alive, I understood that part of the psychosis at work in the organization were that pitchers trained in another organization were ALWAYS better than the ones the Yankees developed themselves. George is gone, but that particular bit of insanity lives on. You can probably throw in the fact that when we someday write the book on Brian Cashman's career, we will find that he was one of the worst GMs in baseball at knowing what to do with his 24th and 25th spots on the roster. To him that's free parking and it doesn't matter who you put there. Why not Buddy Carlyle? Why not Clay Bellinger? (Steven Goldman)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are Cicinnati's surprising signs of life this year evidence that some of the conventional wisdom about Dusty Baker's managerial transgressions may be wrong?
(BillJ from New Mexico)
No... Bad managers have won World Series (whenever I say that, I see smilin' Bob Brenly in my head). If anything, the success of the Reds should serve as a reminder to temper our outrage at smaller managerial errors like batting orders, because the impact of those decisions are survivable. It's when a manager has two choices on his bench, Superman and Clay Bellinger, and he picks Bellinger, that we should get really exercised. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had a gun to your head, would you say that Torre 1. got the Yankees and extra WS or two through cool-headedness; 2. Cost them one or two through his bullpen usage; 3. Probably had no effect. Substitute other reasons for 1 & 2 if I'm off. Thanks!
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
Do I have to have a gun to my head? Can I say that it was sometimes 1 and sometimes 2, depending on the year? Let us also say that in both 2001 and 2003 his decision-making was influenced by pathetic roster construction--if you look back at our last playoff roundtable, you can find Joe and I talking about this. In 2001, the bench was Enrique Wilson, Clay Bellinger, Randy Velarde. In 2003, as Joe memorably said, they had more lefties in the pen than the Marlins had lefty hitters. I don't know who gets responsibility for those calls. But in 2007, his "coolness" led him to sit on his ass while Joba was eaten by bugs, and I know very well that Casey or Billy Martin or Leo Durocher or John McGraw or Dick Williams would have been out there pulling his team off the field. I don't know if they would have gotten to the World Series, but his coolness became passivity there and justifiably cost him his job. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourJoe, it's a coin-toss as to whether the roster was wose in that postseason or in 2001, when the bench consisted of Clay Bellinger, a used-up Randy Velarde, and a semi-retired Luis Sojo. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourJoe, it's a coin-toss as to whether the roster was wose in that postseason or in 2001, when the bench consisted of Clay Bellinger, a used-up Randy Velarde, and a semi-retired Luis Sojo. (Steven Goldman)