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Dell Alston

Wendell Alston

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: September 22, 1952 in Valhalla, NY
School: Concordia College-Bronxville (Bronxville, NY)
Signed
by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1972. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 17, 1977 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Indians/Athletics/Yankees 1977-1980

Final Game: October 4, 1980 (Age 28)
Relatives: Cousin of Garvin Alston
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1977 24 NYY AL 22 45 40 10 13 4 0 1 4 3 3 3 4 .325 .364 .500 .864 135 20 2 0 1 1 0 D/9
1978 25 TOT AL 61 191 176 17 36 2 0 1 10 11 10 10 23 .205 .246 .233 .479 40 41 1 0 4 1 0 97/3D
1978 25 NYY AL 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 25 OAK AL 58 188 173 17 36 2 0 1 10 11 10 10 21 .208 .250 .237 .487 42 41 1 0 4 1 0 97/3D
1979 26 CLE AL 54 74 62 10 18 0 2 1 12 4 4 10 10 .290 .384 .403 .787 113 25 0 0 1 1 1 79/D
1980 27 CLE AL 52 64 54 11 12 1 2 0 9 2 4 5 7 .222 .302 .315 .616 69 17 1 2 1 2 2 79/D8
4 Yrs 189 374 332 48 79 7 4 3 35 20 21 28 44 .238 .297 .310 .607 71 103 4 2 7 5 3
162 Game Avg. 162 321 285 41 68 6 3 3 30 17 18 24 38 .238 .297 .310 .607 71 88 3 2 6 4 3
CLE (2 yrs) 106 138 116 21 30 1 4 1 21 6 8 15 17 .259 .346 .362 .708 93 42 1 2 2 3 3
NYY (2 yrs) 25 48 43 10 13 4 0 1 4 3 3 3 6 .302 .340 .465 .806 119 20 2 0 1 1 0
OAK (1 yr) 58 188 173 17 36 2 0 1 10 11 10 10 21 .208 .250 .237 .487 42 41 1 0 4 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1977 24 NYY AL 22 45 2 -1 0 -0 -1 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.2 -0.1 2 D/9
1978 25 NYY AL 3 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .478 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0
1978 25 OAK AL 58 188 -13 -3 0 -4 -3 -23 -2.5 7 -16 -1.9 .456 .484 -1.4 -0.8 -12 97/3D
1979 26 CLE AL 54 74 1 -1 1 -1 -2 -2 -0.2 3 0 0.0 .496 .499 0.1 -0.3 1 79/D
1980 27 CLE AL 52 64 -2 -1 0 -2 -2 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .488 .496 -0.3 -0.3 -2 79/D8
4 Seasons 189 374 -14 -5 2 -7 -7 -32 -3.4 13 -18 -2.1 .482 .494 -1.4 -1.5 -11
CLE (2 yrs) 106 138 -2 -2 1 -3 -3 -8 -0.8 5 -4 -0.4 .492 .497 -0.1 -0.6 -1
NYY (2 yrs) 25 48 1 -1 0 -0 -1 -0 -0.0 2 1 0.1 .498 .500 0.2 -0.1 2
OAK (1 yr) 58 188 -13 -3 0 -4 -3 -23 -2.5 7 -16 -1.9 .456 .484 -1.4 -0.8 -12

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1977 NYY AL 24 DH 10 9
1977 NYY AL 24 OF 2 1 1 15.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 1.80 1.50 .977 2.34 2.30
1977 NYY AL 24 RF 2 1 1 15.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 1.80 1.50 .973 2.10 2.05
1978 OAK AL 25 OF 50 43 29 362.2 90 86 0 4 0 .956 -4 -13 2.13 1.72 .979 2.47 2.45
1978 OAK AL 25 RF 29 25 17 208.0 54 52 0 2 0 .963 -2 -12 2.25 1.79 .978 2.24 2.22
1978 OAK AL 25 LF 23 18 12 154.2 38 36 0 2 0 .947 -2 -15 2.09 1.57 .974 2.21 2.19
1978 OAK AL 25 1B 9 0 0 17.2 20 20 0 0 2 1.000 -0 -14 10.19 2.22 .992 10.09 9.96
1978 OAK AL 25 DH 3 1
1979 CLE AL 26 OF 30 9 8 130.2 32 29 2 1 0 .969 -1 -9 2.14 1.03 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 CLE AL 26 LF 18 7 7 87.2 23 22 0 1 0 .957 0 1 2.26 1.22 .980 2.22 2.20
1979 CLE AL 26 RF 12 2 1 43.0 9 7 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -31 1.88 0.75 .980 2.26 2.22
1979 CLE AL 26 DH 7 0
1980 CLE AL 27 OF 26 12 10 136.0 38 35 1 2 0 .947 -2 -14 2.38 1.38 .979 2.47 2.46
1980 CLE AL 27 LF 12 6 4 62.0 14 11 1 2 0 .857 -2 -43 1.74 1.00 .980 2.35 2.35
1980 CLE AL 27 RF 12 3 3 46.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -34 1.76 0.75 .976 2.13 2.12
1980 CLE AL 27 DH 8 0
1980 CLE AL 27 CF 4 3 3 28.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2 81 4.50 3.50 .983 2.92 2.90
4 Seasons OF 108 65 48 644.1 163 152 4 7 0 .957 -7 -13 2.18 1.44 .979 2.46 2.44
4 Seasons RF 55 31 22 312.0 75 70 3 2 0 .973 -5 -19 2.11 1.33 .978 2.22 2.19
3 Seasons LF 53 31 23 304.1 75 69 1 5 0 .933 -4 -16 2.07 1.32 .977 2.24 2.23
1 Season 1B 9 0 0 17.2 20 20 0 0 2 1.000 -0 -14 10.19 2.22 .992 10.09 9.96
1 Season CF 4 3 3 28.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2 81 4.50 3.50 .983 2.92 2.90
4 Seasons TOT 117 65 48 662.0 183 172 4 7 2 .962 -7 -13 2.39 1.50 .981 2.67 3.02
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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