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David Howard

David Wayne Howard

Positions: Shortstop, Second Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: February 26, 1967 in Sarasota, FL
High School: Riverview HS (Sarasota, FL)
School: State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
Drafted
by the Kansas City Royals in the 32nd round of the 1986 amateur draft.
Signed May 15, 1987. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1991 (Age 24)
Teams (by GP): Royals/Cardinals 1991-1999

Final Game: October 1, 1999 (Age 32)
Relatives: Son of Bruce Howard
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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
1991 24 KCR AL 94 264 236 20 51 7 0 1 17 3 2 16 45 .216 .267 .258 .525 47 61 1 1 9 2 0 64/5D9
1992 25 KCR AL 74 244 219 19 49 6 2 1 18 3 4 15 43 .224 .271 .283 .554 55 62 3 0 8 2 0 6/8
1993 26 KCR AL 15 29 24 5 8 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 5 .333 .370 .417 .787 107 10 0 0 2 1 0 /4658
1994 27 KCR AL 46 100 83 9 19 4 0 1 13 3 2 11 23 .229 .309 .313 .623 60 26 1 0 3 3 0 56/4D71
1995 28 KCR AL 95 287 255 23 62 13 4 0 19 6 1 24 41 .243 .310 .325 .635 66 83 7 1 6 1 1 4687/93D
1996 29 KCR AL 143 485 420 51 92 14 5 4 48 5 6 40 74 .219 .291 .305 .595 52 128 6 4 17 4 0 *6/438D
1997 30 KCR AL 80 177 162 24 39 8 1 1 13 2 2 10 31 .241 .287 .321 .608 59 52 1 1 3 1 1 49/65D78
1998 31 STL NL 46 117 102 15 25 1 1 2 12 0 0 12 22 .245 .322 .333 .655 73 34 2 0 2 1 2 465/89
1999 32 STL NL 52 92 82 3 17 4 0 1 6 0 2 7 27 .207 .286 .293 .578 47 24 0 2 1 0 3 6/345789
2000 Did not play in major leagues (Did Not Play)
9 Yrs 645 1795 1583 169 362 57 14 11 148 23 19 137 311 .229 .291 .303 .595 57 480 21 9 51 15 7
162 Game Avg. 162 451 398 42 91 14 4 3 37 6 5 34 78 .229 .291 .303 .595 57 121 5 2 13 4 2
KCR (7 yrs) 547 1586 1399 151 320 52 13 8 130 23 17 118 262 .229 .289 .302 .591 56 422 19 7 48 14 2
STL (2 yrs) 98 209 184 18 42 5 1 3 18 0 2 19 49 .228 .306 .315 .621 61 58 2 2 3 1 5
AL (7 yrs) 547 1586 1399 151 320 52 13 8 130 23 17 118 262 .229 .289 .302 .591 56 422 19 7 48 14 2
NL (2 yrs) 98 209 184 18 42 5 1 3 18 0 2 19 49 .228 .306 .315 .621 61 58 2 2 3 1 5

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
1991 24 KCR AL 94 264 -17 1 1 2 5 -8 -0.8 9 2 0.1 .491 .495 -0.1 0.8 -1 $100,000 64/5D9
1992 25 KCR AL 74 244 -12 -2 1 3 4 -6 -0.6 9 3 0.3 .492 .496 -0.0 0.8 0 $152,500 6/8
1993 26 KCR AL 15 29 -0 1 0 2 0 3 0.3 1 4 0.4 .519 .502 0.2 0.2 2 $193,000 /4658
1994 27 KCR AL 46 100 -5 -1 0 8 1 4 0.4 4 8 0.8 .509 .502 -0.0 0.9 -0 $220,000 56/4D71
1995 28 KCR AL 95 287 -13 1 0 10 2 0 0.1 11 11 1.1 .501 .500 0.1 1.2 1 $385,000 4687/93D
1996 29 KCR AL 143 485 -34 -3 1 10 8 -17 -1.4 18 1 0.3 .489 .490 -0.8 1.8 -9 $600,000 *6/438D
1997 30 KCR AL 80 177 -10 -1 1 5 0 -5 -0.5 7 1 0.1 .493 .497 -0.4 0.6 -4 $762,500 49/65D78
1998 31 STL NL 46 117 -5 0 -0 -1 2 -4 -0.5 4 -0 -0.1 .491 .497 0.0 0.0 0 $850,000 465/89
1999 32 STL NL 52 92 -8 -1 0 2 0 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.3 .490 .497 -0.5 0.2 -5 $950,000 6/345789
9 Seasons 645 1795 -103 -4 4 42 23 -38 -3.4 66 28 2.7 .494 .496 -1.5 6.5 -15 $4,213,000
KCR (7 yrs) 547 1586 -90 -4 4 41 21 -28 -2.4 59 30 3.0 .495 .496 -1.0 6.2 -10 $2,413,000
STL (2 yrs) 98 209 -13 -0 0 2 2 -9 -1.0 7 -3 -0.4 .490 .497 -0.5 0.3 -4 $1,800,000

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1994 27 KCR AL 0 0 4.50 10.63 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 12 128 3.500 9.0 0.0 22.5 0.0 0.00
2000 Did not play in major leagues (Did Not Play)
1 Yr 0 0 4.50 10.63 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 12 128 3.500 9.0 0.0 22.5 0.0 0.00
162 Game Avg. 0 0 4.50 10.63 68 0 68 0 0 0 136 136 68 68 0 340 0 0 0 0 0 816 128 3.500 9.0 0.0 22.5 0.0 0.00

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1994 27 KCR AL 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 4.62 -0.09 -0.36 108.0 4.70 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .503 .500 $220,000
1 Season 2.0 1 0 1 4.50 4.62 -0.09 -0.36 108.0 4.70 0 0.0 .0 -0.0 0.0 0 .503 .500 $220,000

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1991 KCR AL 24 SS 63 60 39 515.0 292 93 188 11 30 .962 1 3 4.91 4.46 .971 4.67 4.66
1991 KCR AL 24 2B 26 21 10 165.0 97 36 60 1 10 .990 1 10 5.24 3.69 .981 5.19 5.18
1991 KCR AL 24 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1991 KCR AL 24 DH 1 0
1991 KCR AL 24 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1991 KCR AL 24 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
1992 KCR AL 25 SS 74 71 56 616.0 336 124 204 8 52 .976 3 6 4.79 4.43 .969 4.71 4.69
1992 KCR AL 25 CF 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
1992 KCR AL 25 OF 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.45
1993 KCR AL 26 2B 7 7 6 59.0 41 15 23 3 2 .927 0 0 5.80 5.43 .981 5.16 5.11
1993 KCR AL 26 SS 3 1 1 11.0 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 2 164 4.91 2.00 .973 4.66 4.63
1993 KCR AL 26 3B 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.00 0.50 .950 2.70 2.65
1993 KCR AL 26 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
1993 KCR AL 26 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1994 KCR AL 27 3B 25 12 12 134.0 45 13 32 0 1 1.000 5 45 3.02 1.80 .948 2.64 2.62
1994 KCR AL 27 SS 15 11 8 107.2 59 12 46 1 7 .983 3 38 4.85 3.87 .969 4.64 4.60
1994 KCR AL 27 2B 3 0 0 3.2 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.36 1.00 .980 5.15 5.07
1994 KCR AL 27 DH 2 0
1994 KCR AL 27 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1994 KCR AL 27 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40
1994 KCR AL 27 P 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.70 0 0 0
1995 KCR AL 28 2B 41 28 22 273.2 168 68 99 1 21 .994 3 13 5.49 4.07 .981 5.11 5.06
1995 KCR AL 28 SS 33 26 18 227.0 142 47 93 2 25 .986 4 20 5.55 4.24 .974 4.71 4.65
1995 KCR AL 28 OF 30 16 8 157.0 55 49 3 3 0 .945 3 24 2.98 1.73 .983 2.33 2.31
1995 KCR AL 28 CF 16 7 4 69.0 34 31 2 1 0 .971 2 28 4.30 2.06 .987 2.73 2.70
1995 KCR AL 28 LF 11 3 3 39.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1 37 2.31 0.91 .982 2.22 2.19
1995 KCR AL 28 RF 8 6 1 49.0 12 9 1 2 0 .833 0 10 1.84 1.25 .979 2.06 2.02
1995 KCR AL 28 1B 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 13.50 3.00 .993 9.45 9.50
1995 KCR AL 28 DH 1 0
1996 KCR AL 29 SS 135 123 115 1108.0 609 197 401 11 109 .982 11 12 4.86 4.43 .971 4.66 4.64
1996 KCR AL 29 2B 3 2 2 24.1 19 9 10 0 3 1.000 -1 -35 7.03 6.33 .980 5.03 5.03
1996 KCR AL 29 1B 2 0 0 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 2.00 .992 9.22 9.20
1996 KCR AL 29 CF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1996 KCR AL 29 DH 1 0
1996 KCR AL 29 OF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.40
1997 KCR AL 30 2B 34 28 22 249.2 150 65 81 4 25 .973 4 17 5.26 4.29 .980 4.93 4.89
1997 KCR AL 30 OF 23 4 3 90.2 25 22 3 0 0 1.000 2 25 2.48 1.09 .982 2.32 2.30
1997 KCR AL 30 RF 17 3 2 63.0 17 14 3 0 0 1.000 0 8 2.43 1.00 .978 2.19 2.16
1997 KCR AL 30 SS 9 3 2 42.0 22 6 15 1 5 .955 1 23 4.50 2.33 .974 4.54 4.51
1997 KCR AL 30 3B 7 4 3 31.0 15 3 10 2 1 .867 -1 -43 3.77 1.86 .953 2.67 2.66
1997 KCR AL 30 DH 5 0
1997 KCR AL 30 LF 5 1 1 23.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 63 1.96 1.00 .980 2.07 2.04
1997 KCR AL 30 CF 2 0 0 4.2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 77 7.71 2.00 .988 2.70 2.70
1998 STL NL 31 2B 19 12 9 125.1 86 37 49 0 5 1.000 2 23 6.18 4.53 .982 5.09 5.06
1998 STL NL 31 SS 16 10 5 92.0 43 12 29 2 4 .953 -4 -46 4.01 2.56 .968 4.52 4.50
1998 STL NL 31 3B 14 1 1 27.2 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 -1 -35 1.95 0.43 .957 2.73 2.72
1998 STL NL 31 CF 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.55
1998 STL NL 31 OF 2 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 1 400 6.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.15
1998 STL NL 31 RF 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 1 1200 18.00 2.00 .975 1.80 2.10
1999 STL NL 32 SS 13 7 3 60.2 29 10 18 1 2 .966 0 2 4.15 2.15 .967 4.42 4.39
1999 STL NL 32 1B 9 2 1 30.1 34 33 1 0 4 1.000 1 24 10.09 3.78 .993 9.20 9.13
1999 STL NL 32 2B 9 7 3 48.2 26 10 16 0 4 1.000 -0 -10 4.81 2.89 .981 5.05 5.01
1999 STL NL 32 OF 5 2 1 19.1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 56 1.40 0.60 .980 2.23 2.24
1999 STL NL 32 3B 4 3 3 28.1 9 3 6 0 1 1.000 1 51 2.86 2.25 .953 2.70 2.65
1999 STL NL 32 LF 3 1 1 13.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 28 0.69 0.33 .980 2.01 1.97
1999 STL NL 32 CF 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
1999 STL NL 32 RF 1 1 0 5.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1 127 3.18 2.00 .980 2.22 2.10
9 Seasons SS 361 312 247 2779.1 1538 502 999 37 234 .976 21 9 4.86 4.16 .971 4.66 4.63
8 Seasons 2B 142 105 74 949.1 590 242 339 9 70 .985 9 12 5.51 4.09 .981 5.07 5.04
9 Seasons OF 66 22 12 278.0 85 75 7 3 1 .965 7 30 2.65 1.24 .982 2.32 2.31
6 Seasons 3B 53 20 19 225.0 76 23 51 2 3 .974 4 23 2.96 1.40 .950 2.66 2.66
5 Seasons RF 28 10 3 119.2 33 26 5 2 1 .939 2 24 2.33 1.11 .978 2.13 2.12
7 Seasons CF 25 7 4 82.1 38 35 2 1 0 .974 2 28 4.04 1.48 .987 2.72 2.70
4 Seasons LF 20 5 5 76.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 3 43 1.89 0.80 .981 2.13 2.11
3 Seasons 1B 12 2 1 36.1 41 40 1 0 5 1.000 1 20 10.16 3.42 .993 9.21 9.17
1 Season P 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.70 0 0 0
9 Seasons TOT 635 461 353 4270.0 2330 882 1397 51 313 .978 42 12 4.80 3.59 .973 4.53 4.40 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1996 AL  1.8 (8th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1996 AL  17 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1996 AL  109 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1996 AL  11 (3rd)
Career  21 (74th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1996 AL  4.86 (4th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1996 AL  .982 (1st)

                           

Transactions

  • June 2, 1986: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 32nd round of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed May 15, 1987.
  • October 28, 1997: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 4, 1997: Signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • October 28, 1999: Granted Free Agency.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
199124Kansas City Royals$100,000USA Today survey
199225Kansas City Royals$152,5004/2/92 USA Today
199326Kansas City Royals$193,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199427Kansas City Royals$220,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199528Kansas City Royals$385,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $60,000 earned bonus
199629Kansas City Royals$600,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $100,000 earned bonus
199730Kansas City Royals$762,5001997 postseason AP surveyIncludes $37,500 earned bonus
199831St. Louis Cardinals$850,0004/3/98 USA Today
199932St. Louis Cardinals$950,0004/6/99 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,213,000
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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