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Dave Engle

Ralph David Engle

Positions: Catcher, Pinch Hitter and Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: November 30, 1956 in San Diego, CA
High School: Crawford HS (San Diego, CA)
School: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 3rd round of the 1978 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1981 (Age 24.135, 12,041st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1981 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Twins/Expos/Tigers/Brewers 1981-1989

Final Game: July 28, 1989 (Age 32.240)
Relatives: Brother-In-Law of Tom Brunansky
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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 Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1981 MIN AL 24 RF 77 64 55 575.1 151 144 4 3 0 .980 3 5 2.32 1.92 .980 2.16 2.15 RoY-5
1981 MIN AL 24 OF 76 64 55 575.1 151 144 4 3 0 .980 3 5 2.32 1.95 .983 2.48 2.47 RoY-5
1981 MIN AL 24 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90 RoY-5
1981 MIN AL 24 DH 1 0 RoY-5
1982 MIN AL 25 OF 34 23 22 231.2 67 63 3 1 1 .985 4 22 2.56 1.94 .982 2.47 2.46
1982 MIN AL 25 RF 33 23 22 230.2 66 62 3 1 1 .985 4 22 2.54 1.97 .981 2.27 2.26
1982 MIN AL 25 DH 20 19
1982 MIN AL 25 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1983 MIN AL 26 C 73 66 61 582.2 334 299 26 9 3 .973 -5 -10 5.02 4.45 .986 5.70 5.66 8 13 48 17 26% 33% 0
1983 MIN AL 26 DH 29 23
1983 MIN AL 26 OF 4 4 4 34.2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -24 1.82 1.75 .981 2.49 2.48
1983 MIN AL 26 RF 4 4 4 34.2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -24 1.82 1.75 .979 2.26 2.22
1984 MIN AL 27 C 86 80 77 711.1 418 376 34 8 3 .981 0 0 5.19 4.77 .987 5.96 5.92 3 19 52 25 32% 36% 3 AS
1984 MIN AL 27 DH 22 18 AS
1985 MIN AL 28 DH 38 33
1985 MIN AL 28 C 17 12 7 98.2 62 58 3 1 1 .984 -1 -12 5.56 3.59 .987 6.05 5.99 0 5 4 1 20% 33% 0
1985 MIN AL 28 LF 3 2 1 18.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1 53 4.50 3.00 .977 2.25 2.23
1985 MIN AL 28 OF 3 2 1 18.0 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1 53 4.50 3.00 .982 2.45 2.43
1986 DET AL 29 1B 23 21 13 177.2 186 173 13 0 20 1.000 1 6 9.42 8.09 .991 9.42 9.33
1986 DET AL 29 DH 5 5
1986 DET AL 29 OF 4 0 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 20 1.50 0.25 .980 2.40 2.38
1986 DET AL 29 C 3 1 1 13.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 8.31 4.00 .989 6.65 6.57 0 1 2 1 33% 34% 0
1986 DET AL 29 LF 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -30 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1986 DET AL 29 RF 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 120 4.50 0.50 .980 2.25 2.10
1987 MON NL 30 OF 11 9 4 70.1 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 4 60 2.56 1.82 .981 2.19 2.18
1987 MON NL 30 LF 9 8 4 63.0 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 4 69 3.00 2.33 .981 2.04 2.03
1987 MON NL 30 C 6 0 0 19.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.68 2.00 .987 6.96 6.90 0 1 2 1 33% 29% 0
1987 MON NL 30 1B 2 0 0 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 9.00 1.50 .990 9.90 9.85
1987 MON NL 30 RF 2 1 0 7.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -16 1.23 0.50 .980 1.96 2.00
1987 MON NL 30 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .950 2.70 2.80
1988 MON NL 31 C 9 2 1 26.0 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.62 2.44 .987 6.58 6.57 0 0 4 1 20% 29% 0
1988 MON NL 31 OF 4 2 1 16.1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -7 2.20 1.00 .982 2.26 2.30
1988 MON NL 31 RF 3 1 0 7.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 33 2.45 0.67 .980 2.09 2.07
1988 MON NL 31 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1988 MON NL 31 LF 1 1 1 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -40 2.00 2.00 .980 2.10 2.10
1989 MIL AL 32 1B 18 15 6 118.0 149 133 12 4 11 .973 0 5 11.06 8.06 .993 9.79 9.69
1989 MIL AL 32 C 3 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 0.33 .990 6.30 6.17 0 0 0 0 0
1989 MIL AL 32 DH 3 2
7 Seasons C 197 161 147 1454.2 861 777 66 18 7 .979 -6 -5 5.22 4.28 .987 5.89 5.90 11 39 112 46 29% 34% 3
7 Seasons OF 136 104 87 952.1 259 246 9 4 1 .985 10 13 2.41 1.88 .982 2.45 2.44
6 Seasons RF 121 93 81 857.1 228 217 7 4 1 .982 6 9 2.35 1.85 .980 2.19 2.18
7 Seasons DH 118 100
3 Seasons 1B 43 36 19 298.2 338 309 25 4 31 .988 1 5 10.06 7.77 .992 9.57 9.50
5 Seasons LF 16 11 6 95.0 32 30 2 0 0 1.000 4 51 3.03 2.00 .980 2.10 2.11
3 Seasons 3B 3 0 0 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 60 2.25 0.33 .950 2.70 2.83
9 Seasons TOT 379 301 253 2709.2 1459 1332 101 26 39 .982 6 3 4.76 3.78 .987 5.08 5.04 11 39 112 46 29% 34% 3
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP 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
1981 MIN AL 24 RF 3 5 3 -0 3 0
1981 MIN AL 24 3B 0 0 0 0 0
1982 MIN AL 25 RF 4 22 4 0 4 0
1982 MIN AL 25 LF 0 0 0 0 0
1983 MIN AL 26 C -5 -10 -5
1983 MIN AL 26 RF -1 -24 -2 -1 -1 1
1984 MIN AL 27 C 0 0 0
1985 MIN AL 28 C -1 -12 -1
1985 MIN AL 28 LF 1 53 1 0 1 0
1986 DET AL 29 1B 1 6 1 1 0 0
1986 DET AL 29 C 0 0 0
1986 DET AL 29 LF -0 -30 -0 0 -0
1986 DET AL 29 RF 0 120 0 0 -0 0
1987 MON NL 30 LF 4 69 2 2 -1 2
1987 MON NL 30 C 0 0 0
1987 MON NL 30 1B -0 -40 -0 -0 0
1987 MON NL 30 RF -0 -16 -0 0 -0 0
1987 MON NL 30 3B 0 360 0 0 0 0
1988 MON NL 31 C 0 0 0
1988 MON NL 31 RF 0 33 0 -0 0 0
1988 MON NL 31 3B -0 -60 -0 0 -0
1988 MON NL 31 LF -0 -40 -0 -0 0 0
1989 MIL AL 32 1B 0 5 0 -0 1 0
1989 MIL AL 32 C 0 0 0
7 Seasons C -6 -5 -6
6 Seasons RF 6 9 5 -1 6 1
3 Seasons 1B 1 5 1 0 1 0
5 Seasons LF 4 51 2 2 0 2
3 Seasons 3B 0 60 0 0 -0 0
9 Seasons TOT 6 3 9 1 7 0 3 -6
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
1981 MIN AL 24 82 64 82 78 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 77 77 1 13 1
1982 MIN AL 25 58 42 58 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 33 34 20 14 0
1983 MIN AL 26 120 93 120 76 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 29 25 0
1984 MIN AL 27 109 98 109 86 0 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 6 0
1985 MIN AL 28 70 47 70 20 0 17 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 38 21 0
1986 DET AL 29 35 27 35 29 0 3 23 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 5 5 0
1987 MON NL 30 59 9 59 19 0 6 2 0 1 0 9 0 2 11 0 45 0
1988 MON NL 31 34 4 34 14 0 9 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 4 0 26 0
1989 MIL AL 32 27 17 27 21 0 3 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
9 Seasons 594 401 594 377 0 196 43 0 3 0 16 0 121 137 118 162 1
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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1983 MIN AL 26 2556 4.53 5.05 33 91% 1 1 301 20 2 10 268 25 5 0 0 2 9 2 4 3 1 3 0 0 1 2 100%
1984 MIN AL 27 3012 3.81 4.08 28 100% 0 0 379 21 0 16 341 33 6 1 0 2 8 1 1 6 0 3 0 0 0 3 100%
1985 MIN AL 28 413 4.20 4.47 3 100% 0 0 58 1 0 1 56 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 100%
1986 DET AL 29 62 6.23 6.23 1 100% 0 0 11 1 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1987 MON NL 30 78 0.47 0.47 0 0 0 11 0 0 2 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 MON NL 31 115 4.85 5.19 0 0 0 21 0 1 0 20 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 MIL AL 32 18 4.50 4.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 6254 4.12 4.49 65 95% 1 1 781 43 3 29 704 64 12 2 0 5 18 3 5 10 1 7 1 0 2 8 100%
MLB Averages 3.86 4.32 95% 89%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1983 MIN AL 26 8 13 1007 48 17 16 26% 40 13 7 2 1 2 0 0 85 18 1.38 0.99
1984 MIN AL 27 3 19 1100 52 25 22 32% 42 21 9 3 1 1 3 1 96 26 1.35 1.31
1985 MIN AL 28 0 5 142 4 1 0 20% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 1.17 0.25
1986 DET AL 29 0 1 28 2 1 1 33% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1.26 0.25
1987 MON NL 30 0 1 28 2 1 1 33% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.00 -0.03
1988 MON NL 31 0 0 32 4 1 0 20% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0.88 0.42
1989 MIL AL 32 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 11 39 2347 112 46 40 29% 94 38 16 5 2 3 3 1 209 49 1.33 1.10
MLB Averages 32% 1.29 1.28

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1981 MIN AL 24 3 0 3 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 34 13 1 15 4 1 10 8 0 9 3 0 15 9 0 83 37 44.6% 44 2 2.4% 2 2505 55% 83% 26% 296 50%
1982 MIN AL 25 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 5 0 0 11 7 1 24 11 45.8% 12 1 4.2% 2 1015 60% 79% 30% 76 83%
1983 MIN AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 160 74% 89% 27% 15 47%
1986 DET AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 100% 71% 43% 1 100%
1987 MON NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 34 29% 82% 32% 3 33%
1988 MON NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 63% 66% 34% 6 33%
6 Seasons 4 0 4 0 2 7 0 1 2 1 38 15 1 20 6 1 13 10 0 14 3 0 27 17 1 112 51 45.5% 58 3 2.7% 4 3756 57% 82% 28% 397 56%
MLB Averages 42.3% 2.9% 59% 81% 31% 58%

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%
1986 DET AL 29 748 55% 79% 28% 45 98% 0 172 7 162 3 26 13 8 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 1 1 18 2 2 1 1 3 100%
1987 MON NL 30 12 75% 67% 25% 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 MIL AL 32 508 52% 83% 38% 26 96% 0 132 5 127 0 11 12 7 4 0 0 4 2 0 2 1 11 0 0 1 10 1 1 0 0 2 50%
3 Seasons 1268 54% 80% 32% 71 97% 0 307 12 292 3 37 25 15 8 0 1 4 2 0 2 1 31 0 1 2 28 3 3 1 1 5 80%
MLB Averages 59% 81% 29% 95% 89%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1982 MIN AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67% 67% 33% 0
1985 MIN AL 28 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 73 41% 90% 30% 8 100%
1986 DET AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 69% 77% 46% 0
1987 MON NL 30 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 6 0 5 2 1 4 4 0 2 1 0 4 4 0 21 17 81.0% 3 1 4.8% 0 287 59% 77% 26% 44 48%
1988 MON NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 40% 83% 36% 5 40%
5 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 6 6 0 5 2 1 4 4 0 2 1 0 4 4 0 21 17 81.0% 3 1 4.8% 1 418 55% 80% 29% 57 54%
MLB Averages 60.2% 2.9% 59% 81% 31% 55%

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%
1981 MIN AL 24 5 40% 80% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 MON NL 30 3 33% 100% 33% 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
1988 MON NL 31 6 67% 100% 17% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 14 50% 93% 14% 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
MLB Averages 59% 81% 29% 90% 72%



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* 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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1983 AL  9 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1983 AL  8 (5th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 AL  144 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1981 AL  2.32 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1981 AL  1.92 (5th)

             

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