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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

Last Game: July 28, 1989 (Age 32.240)
Relatives: Brother-In-Law of Tom Brunansky
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Standard Batting

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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
1981 24 MIN AL 82 265 248 29 64 14 4 5 32 0 1 13 37 .258 .295 .407 .703 97 101 9 1 1 2 1 *9/5D RoY-5
1982 25 MIN AL 58 197 186 20 42 7 2 4 16 0 0 10 22 .226 .269 .349 .618 67 65 6 1 0 0 0 9D/7
1983 26 MIN AL 120 408 374 46 114 22 4 8 43 2 1 28 39 .305 .350 .449 .800 116 168 13 1 0 5 1 2D/9
1984 ★ 27 MIN AL 109 424 391 56 104 20 1 4 38 0 1 26 22 .266 .308 .353 .661 80 138 18 0 2 5 3 2D AS
1985 28 MIN AL 70 195 172 28 44 8 2 7 25 2 2 21 28 .256 .333 .448 .781 108 77 3 0 0 2 1 D2/7
1986 29 DET AL 35 93 86 6 22 7 0 0 4 0 0 7 13 .256 .312 .337 .649 77 29 2 0 0 0 0 3/D279
1987 30 MON NL 59 90 84 7 19 4 0 1 14 1 0 6 11 .226 .278 .310 .587 54 26 5 0 0 0 1 /72395
1988 31 MON NL 34 42 37 4 8 3 0 0 1 0 0 5 5 .216 .310 .297 .607 73 11 2 0 0 0 0 /2957
1989 32 MIL AL 27 70 65 5 14 3 0 2 8 0 0 4 13 .215 .261 .354 .615 73 23 1 0 1 0 0 3/2D
9 Yrs 594 1784 1643 201 431 88 13 31 181 5 5 120 190 .262 .311 .388 .700 90 638 59 3 4 14 7
162 Game Avg. 162 487 448 55 118 24 4 8 49 1 1 33 52 .262 .311 .388 .700 90 174 16 1 1 4 2
MIN (5 yrs) 439 1489 1371 179 368 71 13 28 154 4 5 98 148 .268 .316 .400 .716 95 549 49 3 3 14 6
MON (2 yrs) 93 132 121 11 27 7 0 1 15 1 0 11 16 .223 .288 .306 .594 60 37 7 0 0 0 1
DET (1 yr) 35 93 86 6 22 7 0 0 4 0 0 7 13 .256 .312 .337 .649 77 29 2 0 0 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 27 70 65 5 14 3 0 2 8 0 0 4 13 .215 .261 .354 .615 73 23 1 0 1 0 0
AL (7 yrs) 501 1652 1522 190 404 81 13 30 166 4 5 109 174 .265 .313 .395 .708 93 601 52 3 4 14 6
NL (2 yrs) 93 132 121 11 27 7 0 1 15 1 0 11 16 .223 .288 .306 .594 60 37 7 0 0 0 1

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
1981 24 MIN AL 82 265 -1 1 -0 3 -3 -1 -0.1 9 8 0.8 .499 .499 0.5 -0.0 6 *9/5D RoY-5
1982 25 MIN AL 58 197 -8 1 -0 4 -3 -6 -0.6 7 1 0.0 .489 .496 -0.4 0.1 -3 9D/7
1983 26 MIN AL 120 408 9 -0 -1 -6 2 4 0.5 14 18 1.8 .504 .503 2.4 -0.4 24 2D/9
1984 ★ 27 MIN AL 109 424 -8 1 -2 0 3 -6 -0.6 14 9 0.8 .495 .496 0.9 0.3 9 2D AS
1985 28 MIN AL 70 195 2 -1 -0 -0 -3 -1 -0.1 7 5 0.5 .498 .499 0.6 -0.3 6 $215,000 D2/7
1986 29 DET AL 35 93 -3 -0 -0 1 -2 -4 -0.3 3 -0 -0.1 .489 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1 3/D279
1987 30 MON NL 59 90 -6 1 -0 4 0 -2 -0.2 3 2 0.1 .497 .499 -0.3 0.4 -2 $145,000 /72395
1988 31 MON NL 34 42 -1 -0 -0 -0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.0 .495 .499 -0.0 0.0 0 $150,000 /2957
1989 32 MIL AL 27 70 -3 0 0 0 -1 -3 -0.3 3 -1 -0.1 .488 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $165,000 3/2D
9 Seasons 594 1784 -18 2 -4 6 -6 -19 -1.9 61 42 3.9 .497 .499 3.4 0.1 36 $675,000
MIN (5 yrs) 439 1489 -6 2 -3 1 -3 -9 -0.8 51 41 3.9 .498 .499 3.9 -0.2 41 $215,000
MON (2 yrs) 93 132 -7 0 -0 4 0 -3 -0.4 4 1 0.1 .496 .499 -0.3 0.4 -2 $295,000
DET (1 yr) 35 93 -3 -0 -0 1 -2 -4 -0.3 3 -0 -0.1 .489 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -1
MIL (1 yr) 27 70 -3 0 0 0 -1 -3 -0.3 3 -1 -0.1 .488 .498 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $165,000

Standard Fielding

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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 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

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)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1540), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 4 (2434), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (352nd), 3.9 career WAR/4.0 7yr-peak WAR/4.0 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1985 28 Minnesota Twins $215,000* ?
1987 30 Montreal Expos $145,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 31 Montreal Expos $150,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 32 Milwaukee Brewers $165,000 ? Larry Grasso corrections
Career to date (may be incomplete)$675,000
Disputed Salaries
*1985 - $315,000 - 1985 USA Today survey -
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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