Ben Grieve # - OF

  • Age: 38
  • DOB: 1976/05/04
  • POB: Arlington, TX
  • Height: 6-4 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 9
  • Drafted by Oakland in 1994 (1st round).

Scouting Report

Career potential

Honours and Awards

1998AL - Rookie of the Year
1998AL - Players Choice Awards (Rookie of the Year)
1998Named to the All-Star Game
1997Southern League (AA) - Most Valuable Player
1997Southern League (AA) - All-Star Team
1997Double-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1997Double-A - Player of the Year (Baseball America)
1996Class A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1996California League (A) - All-Star Team
1994Northwest League (A) - All-Star Team
1994Short Season - All-Star Team (Baseball America)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2006/03/07Assigned by the Chicago White Sox to their minor league camp.
2006/01/19Signed by the Chicago White Sox to a minor league contract.
2005/09/13Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2005/07/19Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2005/07/15Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2005/05/24Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2005/04/23Contract purchased from Iowa (AAA).
2005/04/05Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract.
2005/04/01Released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2005/03/30Assigned by the Pittsburgh Pirates to their minor league camp.
2005/01/24Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
2004/10/29Filed for free agency.
2004/09/12Missed 1 game (eye injury).
2004/09/11Eye injury, day-to-day.
2004/08/31Acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers.
2004/05/19Missed 1 game (groin).
2004/05/16Groin, day-to-day.
2003/12/22Signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.
2003/10/30Filed for free agency.
2003/09/29Missed 69 games (right arm injury).
2003/07/18Right arm injury, 15-day DL.
2003/05/22Missed 30 games (thumb injury).
2003/04/23Thumb injury, 15-day DL.
2003/04/20Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2002/05/28Missed 5 games (thumb injury).
2002/05/25Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2002/05/21Missed 1 game (thumb injury).
2002/05/19Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2002/05/08Missed 3 games (left thumb injury).
2002/05/05Left thumb injury, day-to-day.


2006/01/19Signed by the Chicago White Sox to a minor league contract.
2005/04/05Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract.
2005/01/24Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract.
2004/08/31Milwaukee Brewers traded Ben Grieve to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named (Andy Pratt - Sept. 3 2004) and cash considerations.
2003/12/22Signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers.
2001/01/08In a three-way deal; Oakland Athletics traded Ben Grieve and a player to be named later or cash to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and A.J. Hinch, Angel Berroa and cash to the Kansas City Royals. Kansas City traded Johnny Damon, Mark Ellis and a player to be named later to Oakland. Tampa Bay traded Cory Lidle to Oakland and Roberto Hernandez to Kansas City.
1994/06/02Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round in 1994.

Career Stats

2005Chicago CubsNL232015000157000.250.400.250.650
2004Chicago CubsNL151624201605000.250.316.562.878
2004Total Mil/ChNNL12325030651708353970004.260.361.424.785
2003Tampa BayAL551652838704173241001.230.371.345.716
2002Tampa BayAL13648262121300196469121823.251.353.432.785
2001Tampa BayAL15454272143302117287159714.264.372.387.759
1995West MichiganA102371539716146260751138.261.371.342.713
1994South OregonA7225244831307505148226.329.456.464.920


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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