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Daniel Descalso    \dez-COWL-so\

Daniel William Descalso (twitter: @DanielDescalso)

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: October 19, 1986 in Redwood City, CA
High School: St. Francis HS (Mountain View, CA)
School: University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 2007 amateur draft.
Signed June 15, 2007. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 2010 (Age 23.334, 17,478th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 2010-2014
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 2 yrs/$3.6M (15-16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 4.016, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Steve Canter [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2010 STL NL 23 3B 9 9 4 73.0 17 2 15 0 4 1.000 1 1 12 18 2.10 1.89 .951 2.54 2.52
2010 STL NL 23 SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 360 0 9.00 1.00 .970 4.50 4.30
2011 STL NL 24 3B 117 61 53 666.0 182 51 125 6 18 .967 -5 -6 -10 -11 2.38 1.50 .954 2.53 2.53
2011 STL NL 24 2B 18 9 3 82.2 58 24 34 0 6 1.000 -1 -1 -9 -15 6.31 3.22 .985 4.76 4.75
2011 STL NL 24 SS 13 11 7 97.0 54 17 35 2 9 .963 0 0 2 0 4.82 4.00 .971 4.41 4.40
2012 STL NL 25 2B 96 66 50 626.0 367 137 225 5 47 .986 0 0 0 0 5.20 3.77 .984 4.77 4.72
2012 STL NL 25 SS 26 20 15 184.0 101 24 69 8 17 .921 -4 -7 -28 -46 4.55 3.58 .970 4.26 4.21
2012 STL NL 25 3B 22 8 7 91.1 27 8 17 2 0 .926 -0 -1 -4 -13 2.46 1.14 .952 2.45 2.42
2012 STL NL 25 1B 5 0 0 18.0 23 20 3 0 1 1.000 1 1 73 67 11.50 4.60 .992 9.30 9.18
2013 STL NL 26 SS 55 48 22 401.2 193 51 135 7 28 .964 -4 -7 -12 -21 4.17 3.38 .975 4.40 4.40
2013 STL NL 26 2B 39 24 22 237.2 151 55 92 4 22 .974 -1 -3 -6 -15 5.57 3.77 .984 4.72 4.72
2013 STL NL 26 3B 38 6 4 119.0 38 6 29 3 4 .921 1 4 14 41 2.65 0.92 .958 2.59 2.59
2014 STL NL 27 2B 21 11 9 106.1 69 21 47 1 14 .986 2 3 22 34 5.76 3.24 .982 4.66 4.65
2014 STL NL 27 SS 19 9 7 98.1 50 18 29 3 6 .940 -3 -5 -36 -60 4.30 2.47 .975 4.30 4.29
2014 STL NL 27 3B 14 7 6 70.2 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -7 -17 1.02 0.57 .962 2.52 2.51
2014 STL NL 27 1B 4 3 3 27.0 26 24 2 0 1 1.000 1 0 32 0 8.67 6.50 .993 9.30 9.28
2014 STL NL 27 P 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 1.70 0 0 0
5 Seasons 3B 200 91 74 1020.0 272 68 193 11 26 .960 -4 -3 -5 -3 2.30 1.31 .954 2.53 2.53
4 Seasons 2B 174 110 84 1052.2 645 237 398 10 89 .984 0 -1 0 -1 5.43 3.65 .984 4.75 4.71
5 Seasons SS 114 88 51 782.0 399 110 269 20 60 .950 -11 -19 -16 -29 4.36 3.32 .973 4.36 4.34
2 Seasons 1B 9 3 3 45.0 49 44 5 0 2 1.000 2 1 49 26 9.80 5.44 .993 9.30 9.22
1 Season P 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 1.70 0 0 0
5 Seasons TOT 498 292 212 2900.0 1365 459 865 41 177 .970 -13 -22 -5 -9 4.11 2.66 .975 3.93 3.83 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2010 STL NL 23 3B 1 12 1 0 0 0 1 18 1 0 0
2010 STL NL 23 SS 0 360 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 STL NL 24 3B -5 -10 -5 2 -7 0 -6 -11 -5 0 -1
2011 STL NL 24 2B -1 -9 -1 -0 -0 0 -1 -15 -1 0
2011 STL NL 24 SS 0 2 0 1 -0 0 0 0 1 -1
2012 STL NL 25 2B 0 0 1 -2 3 -1 0 0 0 0
2012 STL NL 25 SS -4 -28 -4 -4 -1 0 -7 -46 -6 0
2012 STL NL 25 3B -0 -4 1 1 -0 -1 -1 -13 -1 0
2012 STL NL 25 1B 1 73 1 1 0 0 1 67 1 0 0
2013 STL NL 26 SS -4 -12 -3 -3 0 -1 -7 -21 -7 0
2013 STL NL 26 2B -1 -6 -1 0 -1 0 -3 -15 -3 0
2013 STL NL 26 3B 1 14 1 2 -0 0 4 41 2 0 1
2014 STL NL 27 2B 2 22 1 1 0 1 3 34 1 1
2014 STL NL 27 SS -3 -36 -3 -1 -2 0 -5 -60 -4 0
2014 STL NL 27 3B -0 -7 -1 -1 -1 1 -1 -17 -1 0 0
2014 STL NL 27 1B 1 32 1 0 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 STL NL 27 P 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 3B -4 -5 -4 4 -8 -0 -3 -3 -4 0 0
4 Seasons 2B 0 0 0 -1 2 -0 -1 -1 -3 1
5 Seasons SS -11 -16 -10 -7 -3 -1 -19 -29 -16 -1
2 Seasons 1B 2 49 2 1 1 -0 1 26 1 0 0
1 Season P 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons TOT -13 -5 -12 -4 -8 -1 -22 -9 -22 0 0 0
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2010 STL NL 23 11 9 11 9 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011 STL NL 24 148 81 148 133 0 0 0 18 117 13 0 0 0 0 0 26 8
2012 STL NL 25 143 94 143 130 0 0 5 96 22 26 0 0 0 0 0 23 3
2013 STL NL 26 123 78 123 108 0 0 0 39 38 55 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
2014 STL NL 27 104 30 104 55 1 0 4 21 14 19 0 0 0 0 0 57 2
5 Seasons 529 292 529 435 1 0 9 174 200 114 0 0 0 0 0 134 13
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2010 STL NL 23 309 48% 74% 31% 19 89% 0 2 2 0 0 15 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 2 50%
2011 STL NL 24 2826 61% 76% 32% 182 86% 0 51 36 7 8 125 99 21 1 4 6 0 5 1 6 18 12 0 15 2 1 1 6 50%
2012 STL NL 25 385 56% 76% 32% 26 92% 0 8 7 0 1 17 14 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 STL NL 26 484 58% 70% 33% 39 87% 1 6 5 1 0 29 25 2 2 0 3 0 2 1 2 4 2 1 4 0 0 0 3 100%
2014 STL NL 27 298 65% 75% 29% 9 89% 0 1 1 0 0 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
5 Seasons 4302 60% 75% 32% 275 87% 1 68 51 8 9 193 155 31 3 4 11 0 9 2 9 26 18 1 23 2 1 1 12 67%
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 86% 65%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2011 STL NL 24 367 61% 85% 38% 40 93% 0 24 8 11 5 34 31 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 3 1 0 6 1 5 0 0 0
2012 STL NL 25 2576 56% 75% 36% 258 92% 3 137 44 59 34 225 190 30 0 1 5 0 4 1 4 47 14 12 14 1 42 15 26 1 1 0
2013 STL NL 26 985 54% 73% 34% 105 89% 0 55 19 30 6 92 79 12 0 0 4 0 3 1 3 22 7 8 6 0 21 6 15 1 0 0
2014 STL NL 27 448 60% 73% 35% 46 93% 1 21 6 13 2 47 38 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 14 6 2 4 1 13 5 8 0 0 0
4 Seasons 4376 56% 75% 36% 449 91% 4 237 77 113 47 398 338 52 1 1 10 0 8 2 8 89 29 25 25 2 82 27 54 2 1 0
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 92%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2010 STL NL 23 4 25% 100% 50% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 STL NL 24 386 61% 79% 38% 43 84% 0 17 6 10 1 35 29 6 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 9 2 1 1 2 0 8 3 3 1 0 1
2012 STL NL 25 798 59% 75% 35% 91 85% 1 24 11 8 5 69 53 16 0 1 8 0 5 3 6 17 11 0 1 1 1 14 11 3 0 0 0
2013 STL NL 26 1703 57% 73% 33% 162 83% 2 51 15 34 2 135 109 23 1 0 7 1 2 4 3 28 11 5 8 0 3 28 16 12 0 0 0
2014 STL NL 27 439 61% 76% 33% 35 86% 0 18 6 9 4 29 25 3 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 6 2 1 3 0 0 6 3 3 0 0 0
5 Seasons 3330 59% 75% 34% 332 84% 3 110 38 61 12 269 217 48 1 5 20 2 10 8 12 60 26 7 13 3 4 56 33 21 1 0 1
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 89%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2012 STL NL 25 79 54% 73% 28% 9 100% 1 20 4 14 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2014 STL NL 27 116 66% 67% 28% 7 100% 0 24 1 23 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2 Seasons 195 61% 70% 28% 16 100% 1 44 5 37 2 6 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 100%
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 93% 83%

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
2014 STL NL 27 1 100% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 1 100% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 75% 32% 85% 79%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
2011 NL  117 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
2011 NL  18 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
2012 NL  5.20 (2nd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
2011 NL  .967 (3rd)

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Name and misspellings: Daniel Daniel William Descalso

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