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Dean Palmer

Dean William Palmer

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: December 27, 1968 in Tallahassee, FL
High School: Florida HS (Tallahassee, FL)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 3rd round of the 1986 amateur draft.
Signed June 10, 1986. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 1989 (Age 20.248, 13,288th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1991 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Tigers/Royals 1989-2003

Last Game: May 9, 2003 (Age 34.133)
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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 Awards
1989 TEX AL 20 3B 6 2 0 17.0 6 1 3 2 0 .667 0 7 2.12 0.67 .943 2.75 2.70
1989 TEX AL 20 DH 6 2
1989 TEX AL 20 OF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.40
1989 TEX AL 20 SS 1 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -320 6.00 2.00 .970 4.80 4.70
1991 TEX AL 22 3B 50 45 39 400.0 107 27 74 6 5 .944 -5 -14 2.27 2.02 .955 2.79 2.79
1991 TEX AL 22 LF 29 24 8 182.2 46 42 1 3 1 .935 -8 -49 2.12 1.48 .978 2.17 2.16
1991 TEX AL 22 OF 29 24 8 182.2 46 42 1 3 1 .935 -8 -49 2.12 1.48 .983 2.37 2.37
1991 TEX AL 22 DH 5 4
1992 TEX AL 23 3B 150 143 132 1272.0 400 124 254 22 24 .945 -14 -13 2.67 2.52 .950 2.78 2.77
1993 TEX AL 24 3B 148 144 137 1259.1 372 85 258 29 21 .922 -13 -12 2.45 2.32 .951 2.69 2.66
1993 TEX AL 24 SS 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 9.00 1.00 .970 4.50 4.60
1994 TEX AL 25 3B 91 90 80 775.2 251 50 179 22 8 .912 -12 -19 2.66 2.52 .948 2.64 2.62
1995 TEX AL 26 3B 36 35 31 302.2 96 19 72 5 9 .948 2 7 2.71 2.53 .952 2.61 2.58
1996 TEX AL 27 3B 154 153 138 1321.1 342 105 221 16 17 .953 -6 -5 2.22 2.12 .956 2.56 2.55
1996 TEX AL 27 DH 1 1
1997 TOT AL 28 3B 141 140 131 1227.0 362 99 244 19 18 .948 3 3 2.52 2.43 .953 2.67 2.65
1997 TEX AL 28 3B 93 92 87 799.1 244 72 162 10 10 .959 4 6 2.63 2.52 .953 2.67 2.65
1997 KCR AL 28 3B 48 48 44 427.2 118 27 82 9 8 .924 -1 -2 2.29 2.27 .953 2.67 2.65
1997 KCR AL 28 DH 1 0
1998 KCR AL 29 3B 129 127 111 1102.1 278 69 187 22 16 .921 -11 -12 2.09 1.98 .948 2.55 2.52 AS,SS
1998 KCR AL 29 DH 22 22 AS,SS
1999 DET AL 30 3B 141 140 132 1212.0 348 89 240 19 24 .945 -15 -15 2.44 2.33 .950 2.58 2.54 SS
1999 DET AL 30 DH 9 9 SS
2000 DET AL 31 3B 115 114 89 955.0 269 66 180 23 14 .914 -16 -20 2.32 2.14 .947 2.67 2.64
2000 DET AL 31 1B 20 15 9 128.2 129 122 5 2 13 .984 -1 -9 8.88 6.35 .993 9.37 9.26
2000 DET AL 31 DH 14 13
2001 DET AL 32 DH 57 57
2002 DET AL 33 DH 4 3
2003 DET AL 34 DH 22 22
2003 DET AL 34 1B 1 1 0 8.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 30 0 11.25 10.00 .993 9.56 9.50
2003 DET AL 34 3B 1 1 0 8.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 0 0 45 0 4.50 4.00 .955 2.70 2.60
12 Seasons 3B 1162 1134 1020 9852.1 2835 734 1916 185 156 .935 -86 0 -10 0 2.42 2.28 .951 2.65 2.63
10 Seasons DH 141 133
2 Seasons OF 30 24 8 182.2 47 43 1 3 1 .936 -8 -49 2.12 1.47 .983 2.37 2.37
1 Season LF 29 24 8 182.2 46 42 1 3 1 .935 -8 -49 2.12 1.48 .978 2.17 2.16
2 Seasons 1B 21 16 9 136.2 139 131 6 2 13 .986 -1 0 -7 0 9.02 6.52 .993 9.38 9.27
2 Seasons SS 2 0 0 4.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -270 6.75 1.50 .970 4.73 4.65
14 Seasons TOT 1215 1174 1037 10175.2 3024 910 1924 190 170 .937 -95 0 -11 0 2.51 2.33 .953 2.73 2.74
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 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
1989 TEX AL 20 3B 0 7 0 0 0 0
1989 TEX AL 20 SS -1 -320 -1 -1 0 0
1991 TEX AL 22 3B -5 -14 -5 -2 -3 0
1991 TEX AL 22 LF -8 -49 -8 -3 -4 0
1992 TEX AL 23 3B -14 -13 -13 -4 -8 -1
1993 TEX AL 24 3B -13 -12 -12 -5 -7 -1
1993 TEX AL 24 SS -0 -120 -0 0 -0 0
1994 TEX AL 25 3B -12 -19 -10 -7 -3 -2
1995 TEX AL 26 3B 2 7 2 -0 2 0
1996 TEX AL 27 3B -6 -5 -6 -3 -3 0
1997 TEX AL 28 3B 4 6 5 5 -0 -1
1997 KCR AL 28 3B -1 -2 -1 2 -3 0
1998 KCR AL 29 3B -11 -12 -10 -6 -4 -1
1999 DET AL 30 3B -15 -15 -15 -10 -4 0
2000 DET AL 31 3B -16 -20 -15 -9 -6 -1
2000 DET AL 31 1B -1 -9 -1 -0 -1 0
2003 DET AL 34 1B 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 DET AL 34 3B 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1
12 Seasons 3B -86 -10 -79 -39 -40 -7 0 0 1 -1
1 Season LF -8 -49 -8 -3 -4 0
2 Seasons 1B -1 -7 -1 -0 -1 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons SS -1 -270 -1 -1 -0 0
14 Seasons TOT -95 -11 -88 -43 -45 -7 0 0 0 1 -1
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
1989 TEX AL 20 16 4 16 6 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 2
1991 TEX AL 22 81 73 81 75 0 0 0 0 50 0 29 0 0 29 5 5 1
1992 TEX AL 23 152 143 152 150 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1993 TEX AL 24 148 144 148 148 0 0 0 0 148 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 TEX AL 25 93 90 93 91 0 0 0 0 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1995 TEX AL 26 36 35 36 36 0 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1996 TEX AL 27 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1997 TEX AL 28 94 92 94 93 0 0 0 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1997 KCR AL 28 49 48 49 48 0 0 0 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1998 KCR AL 29 152 149 152 129 0 0 0 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 22 1 0
1999 DET AL 30 150 149 150 141 0 0 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
2000 DET AL 31 145 142 145 129 0 0 20 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 14 3 0
2001 DET AL 32 57 57 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 0 0
2002 DET AL 33 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
2003 DET AL 34 26 24 26 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 2 0
14 Seasons 1357 1307 1357 1202 0 0 21 0 1161 2 29 0 0 29 141 31 3
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%
1989 TEX AL 20 77 65% 83% 23% 6 67% 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1991 TEX AL 22 1739 57% 79% 34% 112 83% 0 27 20 2 5 74 59 14 0 3 6 0 1 5 4 5 4 0 4 1 1 0 1 100%
1992 TEX AL 23 5497 56% 79% 31% 392 85% 1 124 90 11 24 252 197 42 1 11 22 0 16 6 17 24 14 0 16 6 3 3 14 79%
1993 TEX AL 24 5442 63% 79% 33% 374 83% 3 84 55 7 23 260 199 48 4 12 29 1 12 16 20 21 16 1 17 3 1 0 22 50%
1994 TEX AL 25 3507 59% 79% 36% 262 82% 3 50 36 4 10 179 147 30 0 2 22 0 11 11 17 8 6 0 6 2 1 1 7 57%
1995 TEX AL 26 1365 57% 78% 35% 94 85% 0 19 11 1 7 72 57 12 0 1 5 0 2 3 2 9 6 1 9 0 0 0 6 67%
1996 TEX AL 27 5786 54% 78% 31% 354 86% 0 105 83 9 13 220 179 37 0 6 16 0 8 8 13 17 11 2 15 2 1 1 16 69%
1997 TEX AL 28 3491 57% 79% 33% 248 87% 2 73 53 10 10 164 138 22 1 5 10 0 6 4 9 10 3 2 8 1 0 1 8 38%
1997 KCR AL 28 1865 60% 79% 32% 117 84% 1 26 15 5 7 85 66 14 1 2 9 1 5 3 7 8 4 2 8 0 0 0 6 50%
1998 KCR AL 29 4886 59% 78% 31% 316 75% 3 71 53 5 14 187 144 32 2 5 22 0 15 7 18 16 10 1 13 1 1 0 13 46%
1999 DET AL 30 5341 55% 77% 32% 385 78% 0 89 66 8 15 239 180 52 1 6 19 0 18 1 16 24 19 3 22 2 1 1 25 36%
2000 DET AL 31 4176 54% 78% 32% 255 90% 6 64 50 5 9 180 142 29 5 5 23 0 13 10 21 14 9 0 11 0 0 0 4 75%
2003 DET AL 34 39 77% 69% 28% 5 80% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
12 Seasons 43211 57% 78% 32% 2920 83% 19 733 533 67 137 1919 1514 333 15 58 185 2 108 75 145 156 102 12 129 18 9 7 124 53%
MLB Averages 58% 78% 32% 87% 63%

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%
1991 TEX AL 22 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 7 7 0 3 1 0 4 2 0 4 0 0 7 6 1 25 16 64.0% 8 1 4.0% 0 819 59% 76% 41% 84 50%
1 Season 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 7 7 0 3 1 0 4 2 0 4 0 0 7 6 1 25 16 64.0% 8 1 4.0% 0 819 59% 76% 41% 84 50%
MLB Averages 62.0% 2.6% 58% 78% 41% 49%

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%
2000 DET AL 31 563 48% 74% 28% 26 88% 1 122 5 117 0 13 5 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 13 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 1 3 67%
2003 DET AL 34 35 57% 80% 29% 1 100% 0 9 0 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 598 48% 74% 28% 27 89% 1 131 5 126 0 13 6 6 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 13 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 1 3 67%
MLB Averages 58% 78% 32% 93% 83%

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
1989 TEX AL 20 17 65% 82% 41% 1 0% 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 TEX AL 24 5 80% 100% 40% 1 100% 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 22 68% 86% 41% 2 50% 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 58% 78% 32% 89%



* - 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

Silver Sluggers
1998 AL (3B)
1999 AL (3B)
All multiple winners

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1996 Apr 21st AL Player of the Week

Errors Committeds c a p y
1993 AL  29 (1st)
1994 AL  22 (1st)
2000 AL  25 (4th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1992 AL  150 (2nd)
1993 AL  148 (4th)
1996 AL  154 (1st)
1997 AL  141 (5th)
1999 AL  141 (4th)
Career  1,162 (76th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1992 AL  124 (2nd)
1993 AL  85 (5th)
1996 AL  105 (3rd)
1997 AL  99 (5th)
1999 AL  89 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1992 AL  254 (5th)
1993 AL  258 (3rd)
1994 AL  179 (5th)
1997 AL  244 (5th)
1999 AL  240 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1992 AL  22 (3rd)
1993 AL  29 (1st)
1994 AL  22 (1st)
1996 AL  16 (4th)
1997 AL  19 (3rd)
1998 AL  22 (3rd)
1999 AL  19 (4th)
2000 AL  23 (3rd)
Career  185 (95th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1992 AL  24 (3rd)
1993 AL  21 (5th)
1999 AL  24 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 AL  1 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1989 AL  born 1968-12-27 (4th)

             

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