Royce Clayton

Royce Clayton #10

  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/200

Royce Clayton MLB Career Stats

.258 110 723 231 .679

Royce Clayton Bio

  • Full Name: Royce Spencer Clayton
  • Born: 1/2/1970 in Burbank, CA
  • Draft: 1988, San Francisco Giants, 1st rd. (15th overall)
  • High School: St. Bernard, Playa del Rey, CA
  • Debut: September 20, 1991
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/30/2007
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MLB Career Stats 7379 935 1904 110 723 231 .258 .312 .679


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NL All-Star

Year Team League
1997 St. Louis NL

Royce Clayton Leaderboards

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
1994 23 12th in NL
1995 24 21st in NL
1996 33 11th in NL
1997 30 13th in NL
1998 19 21st in NL


Season 2B Rank
1995 29 22nd in NL
1997 39 9th in NL
2004 36 17th in NL


Season 3B Rank
1993 5 21st in NL
1994 6 6th in NL
1996 4 21st in NL
1997 5 19th in NL
1999 5 23rd in AL
2000 5 12th in AL
2005 4 19th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1993 153 22nd in NL
1995 138 16th in NL
1997 154 16th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1995 509 23rd in NL
1997 576 15th in NL
2004 574 23rd in NL


Season SO Rank
1994 74 22nd in NL
1995 109 9th in NL
1997 109 24th in NL
2004 125 19th in NL
2005 105 24th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
1993 10 15th in NL
1995 9 12th in NL
1996 15 2nd in NL
1997 10 17th in NL
2000 7 16th in AL
2001 7 22nd in AL
2004 5 25th in NL
2006 6 19th in NL

Royce Spencer Clayton Bio Info

Royce Spencer Clayton...he and his wife, Samantha Davies, have a son, Royce Jr. (1/10/04), and make their home in Scottsdale,, AZ...Royce is a 1988 graduate of St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey, CA...his wife, a track sprinter for the United Kingdom, participated in the 200-Meter race at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia...Clayton is the President/CEO of Isaac Charles AMERU, a high end American/European fashion line...he worked as an analyst for ESPN during the 1999 World Series...he has also dabbled in acting, making a cameo appearance on the television show, "Martial Law" 1997, he founded the Royce Clayton Foundation and has been involved in raising funds for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, hosting the annual Royce Clayton Celebrity Golf Classic to raise money for sickle cell research...he was honored with the Texas Rangers' Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award in 1999...he was the Rangers' nominee in 1999 and 2000 for the Roberto Clemente Man of the Year avid golfer, Royce participated in the Fox Network's made-for-television golf tournament in conjunction with the Super Bowl last January in Jacksonville. 2007 Spent most of 2007 with the Toronto Blue Jays, but closed the season in Boston after signing a minor league contract with the Red Sox on August 23...Appeared in 7 games for Triple-A Pawtucket before earning a September 1 call-up to Boston, where he remained through the end of the season...Had a .254 average with one homer and 12 RBI in 69 games with Toronto before being designated for assignment on August 3 and released on August 6...Saw action in 8 games for the Red Sox in September, including one start at shortstop...Boston is Clayton's 11th major league team, tying Todd Zeile for the most teams by a position player since 1900...RHP Mike Morgan holds the all-time record with 12 MLB teams. 2006 On 7/13 was acquired from the Nationals in an 8-player deal that sent SS Felipe Lopez to Wsh...for the Reds made 38 starts at SS but just 9 starts in September...the Reds were his ninth team (SF, StL, Tex, WSox, Mil, Col, Ari, Wsh, Cin), tying the Major League record for a SS (Jack Glasscock, 1879-1895; Rey Sanchez, 1991-2005). 2005 Played outstanding defense at shortstop. ... Had season-best nine-game hitting streak from Aug. 10-20 and reached base safely in 19 straight from July 29-Aug. 20. ... Collected 1,700th career hit on Aug. 14. 2004 Royce compiled one of his best overall seasons as the starting shortstop for the Rockies...he had a career-high 160 hits, 95 runs, 48 multi-hit games and 24 sacrifice bunts...his sacrifice bunt total established a Colorado team record and paced the majors with the highest mark since Los Angeles' Jose Offerman posted 25 in 1993...Clayton led National League shortstops with a .986 fielding percentage, committing only 9 errors in 144 games to secure his first career fielding title and the Rockies' single-season record for a shortstop, surpassing Walt Weiss' .983 mark in 1997...Royce trailed only Anaheim's David Eckstein's .988 mark for the highest fielding percentage among big league shortstops...Clayton fashioned a 56-game errorless streak from July 20-September 30, and committed only 2 errors following the All-Star break, joining Omar Vizquel as the lone everyday shortstops to accomplish the feat...Clayton's .279 batting average was his third highest ever behind a .288 average in 1999 and a .282 clip in 1993...his 48 multi-hit affairs were second on the team to Todd Helton (53)...Royce legged out 15 bunt singles, ranking fourth in the majors as one of 8 players with at least 10 bunt hits...he swiped 10 bases in 15 attempts, second on the team behind Aaron Miles (12) and his highest total since stealing 10 bases in 2001 with the White Sox...Royce collected 36 doubles, 3 shy of his career best set in 1997...he flourished prior to the All-Star break, setting career marks with 96 hits, 64 runs scored and 28 doubles while batting .298, his highest average since a .301 clip in 1993...he owned a .300 average in back-to-back months for the first time in his career, batting .313 in April and .307 in May, only the third time he has posted at least two .300 months in a single-season (May, July and September of 1993; July and September of 2001)...his 12-game hitting streak from April 15-May 1 tied a career best set from July 24-August 5, 2000...he matched his career-best and a franchise record with 3 doubles on May 11 against the Pirates...he clubbed his 100th career home run in the opener of a May 13 twinbill against Pittsburgh, becoming the ninth active shortstop to reach the 100 home run plateau...his 100th blast came in his 1,635th career game and 5,752nd career at-bat. 2003 Spent the entire season with Milwaukee, making 137 starts for the Brewers at shortstop...finished with a .977 fielding percentage (589/603), tied for sixth among major league shortstops...hit 11 home runs, third most in his career (14 in both 1999 and 2000)...drew a career high 49 walks, the most since he earned a combined 53 free passes in 1998...also had a career-most 10 intentional BB...grounded into 25 double plays, tying him with Jeff Bagwell for second in the NL...opened the year by posting the fourth best Brewer average in April, a .270 clip...he then had only 7 hits in 84 at-bats during the month of May (.083)...batted a combined .252 in the final four months of 2003. 2002 Compiled a .989 fielding percentage breaking his own Chicago White Sox record set in 2001 ... mark was good for third in the Major Leagues behind Baltimorebs Mike Bordick (.998) and Clevelandbs Omar Vizquel (.990) ... had a career-best 69-game errorless streak (319 chances) snapped on May 17 ... struggled offensively early in the season but rallied from June 22 through the end of his season ... batted .331 with an on base percentage of .364 from June 22 on ... had a nine-game hitting streak from July 27-August 10 batting .441 (15-34) ... was released by Chicago on September 8. 2001 Was the everyday shortstop for the White Sox ... set a Sox record with a .988 fielding percentage as a shortstop ... was second in the American League in fielding by a shortstop behind Clevelandbs Omar Vizquel (.989) ... did not commit an error in his last 30 games ... ranked third among AL shortstops with an average of 2.96 assists per nine innings ... tied for fifth in the AL with nine sacrifice bunts ... led the American League in batting with a .392 average in September ... led the White Sox in batting with a .323 average after the All-Star Break. 2000 Was fifth in the American League in fielding with a .977 mark in 144 games at shortstop for Texas ... led AL shortstops in putouts (265) and was fifth in total chances ... tied a career-high with 14 home runs ... was tied for fourth in the loop with 12 sacrifice bunts ... led the Rangers in stolen bases ... was second in games played and triples ... had his first multi-homer game on April 7 vs Toronto ... hit his first career grand slam on May 12 at Anaheim off Scott Schoenweis ... had a career-best 12-game hitting streak from July 24-August 5 ... had four hits on April 23 vs Minnesota ... was the Texas Rangers Roberto Clemente Man of the Year. 1999 His .288 batting average was the highest by a Texas shortstop since 1986 when Scott Fletcher hit .300 ... batted .323 after the break ... ranked fifth among American League shortstops in assists (406), tied for fifth in total chances and was sixth in double plays ... recorded his 1,000th career hit on September 29 vs Seattle with a single ... suffered a muscle strain in the back of his throwing shoulder on April 7 ... missed four games before returning and then reaggravated the injury on April 30 ... was on the 15-Day Disabled List from May 1-21 ... played in the American League Division Series against New York (A) going 0-10 ... was the Texas Rangers Roberto Clemente Man of the Year ... won the Texas Rangers Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award. 1998 Split the season with St. Louis and Texas ... set career-highs in runs scored and walks and stole 20-plus bases for the fifth straight season ... averaged 4.91 chances per nine innings, fifth among Major League shortstops ... was traded to Texas on July 31 with Todd Stottlemyre in exchange for Mark Little, Darren Oliver and Fernando Tatis ... at the time of the trade, he led the Cardinals and ranked sixth in the National League with 19 stolen bases ... played in the American League Division Series against New York (A) going 2-9. 1997 Named to the National League All-Star team for the first time in his career ... was 0-1 in the mid-season classic in Cleveland ... ranked ninth in the NL with a career-high 39 doubles ... had a career-best 53 extra base hits ... topped NL shortstops in total chances (699) ... finished second on the Cardinals in stolen bases and infield hits (21) ... had a five-hit game on June 3 vs Colorado ... hit lead-off home runs on April 11 vs Houston and July 26 vs Florida ... hit .338 in September. 1996 Was 12th in the National League with a career-high 33 steals ... was fourth among National League shortstops with a .972 fielding percentage ... led the Cardinals in infield (25) and bunt (9) hits ... hit safely in 25 straight starts from June 11-July 24 ... hit safely in all seven of his post-season games, two in the National League Division Series vs San Diego and five in the National League Championship Series against Atlanta ... hit .346 in the post-season and had a .433 on-base percentage. 1995 While with the Giants, ranked second among National League shortstops with 93 double plays and was sixth in fielding percentage (.969) ... tied a San Francisco record with three doubles on June 18 at St. Louis. 1994 Ranked sixth in the National League in triples and stolen bases ... was fourth among NL shortstops with a .973 fielding percentage and fifth in double plays (66) ... stole 12 bases in a row to start the season. 1993 Started a career-high 152 games in his first full Major League season for San Francisco ... his .282 batting average led all Major League shortstops ... led NL shortstops with 103 double plays ... drove in five runs on May 5 at Philadelphia ... had a pair of 11-game hitting streaks. 1992 Became the third rookie in Giants history to become the Opening Day shortstop ... hit his first Major League home run on May 8 at Montreal off Mark Gardner ... was optioned to Triple A Phoenix on June 20 and recalled to San Francisco on August 19. 1991 Spent most of the season at Double A Shreveport of the Texas League ... was purchased by San Francisco on September 20 ... made his Major League debut and collected his first hit, a double, that evening at San Diego off Jeremy Hernandez ... was named the Top Prospect in the Minor Leagues by The Sporting News ... was named to Baseball Americabs Double A All-Star Team and to the Texas League All-Star Team ... was the National League starting shortstop in the Double A All-Star Game ... turned a Texas League-leading 80 double plays. 1990 Set professional highs in triples, RBI and walks at Class A San Jose of the California League ... was named to the California League All-Star Team ... led all California League shortstops in putouts (202). 1989 Spent most of the season at Class A Clinton of the Midwest League before being promoted to San Jose in August. 1988 Made his professional debut at Rookie Everett of the Northwest League ...was fourth among Northwest League shortstops in assists (166) and was fifth in putouts (75) ... signed by George Genovese.