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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1991 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Tigers/Royals 1989-2003

Final Game: May 9, 2003 (Age 34.133)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 19, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1030. Cal McVey… #1031. Nate Colbert… #1032. Erick Aybar… #1033. DEAN PALMER… #1034. Jimmy Barrett… #1035. Elvis Andrus… #1036. Mike Grady… 

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
1989 20 TEX AL 16 20 19 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 .105 .100 .211 .311 -15 4 0 0 0 1 0 /5D6
1991 22 TEX AL 81 304 268 38 50 9 2 15 37 0 2 32 98 .187 .281 .403 .684 89 108 4 3 1 0 0 57/D
1992 23 TEX AL 152 613 541 74 124 25 0 26 72 10 4 62 154 .229 .311 .420 .731 106 227 9 4 2 4 2 *5
1993 24 TEX AL 148 585 519 88 127 31 2 33 96 11 10 53 154 .245 .321 .503 .824 122 261 5 8 0 5 4 *5/6
1994 25 TEX AL 93 371 342 50 84 14 2 19 59 3 4 26 89 .246 .302 .465 .767 95 159 7 2 0 1 0 *5
1995 26 TEX AL 36 145 119 30 40 6 0 9 24 1 1 21 21 .336 .448 .613 1.062 171 73 2 4 0 1 1 5
1996 27 TEX AL 154 652 582 98 163 26 2 38 107 2 0 59 145 .280 .348 .527 .876 114 307 15 5 0 6 4 *5/D
1997 28 TOT AL 143 592 542 70 139 31 1 23 86 2 2 41 134 .256 .310 .445 .754 92 241 7 3 1 5 2 *5/D
1997 28 TEX AL 94 386 355 47 87 21 0 14 55 1 0 26 84 .245 .296 .423 .719 82 150 4 1 1 3 2 5
1997 28 KCR AL 49 206 187 23 52 10 1 9 31 1 2 15 50 .278 .335 .487 .822 111 91 3 2 0 2 0 5/D
1998 ★ 29 KCR AL 152 639 572 84 159 27 2 34 119 8 2 48 134 .278 .333 .510 .844 115 292 18 6 0 13 3 *5D AS,SS
1999 30 DET AL 150 631 560 92 147 25 2 38 100 3 3 57 153 .263 .339 .518 .857 116 290 12 10 0 4 3 *5/D SS
2000 31 DET AL 145 604 524 73 134 22 2 29 102 4 2 66 146 .256 .338 .471 .809 108 247 9 4 0 10 2 *53D
2001 32 DET AL 57 246 216 34 48 11 0 11 40 4 1 27 59 .222 .317 .426 .743 100 92 3 3 0 0 0 D
2002 33 DET AL 4 13 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .077 .000 .077 -76 0 1 0 0 0 0 /D
2003 34 DET AL 26 98 86 3 12 2 0 0 6 0 0 9 28 .140 .235 .163 .397 12 14 2 2 0 1 0 D/35
14 Yrs 1357 5513 4902 734 1229 231 15 275 849 48 31 502 1332 .251 .324 .472 .796 107 2315 94 54 4 51 21
162 Game Avg. 162 658 585 88 147 28 2 33 101 6 4 60 159 .251 .324 .472 .796 107 276 11 6 0 6 3
TEX (8 yrs) 774 3076 2745 425 677 134 8 154 451 28 21 279 757 .247 .320 .470 .790 107 1289 46 27 4 21 13
DET (5 yrs) 382 1592 1398 202 341 60 4 78 248 11 6 160 391 .244 .327 .460 .787 103 643 27 19 0 15 5
KCR (2 yrs) 201 845 759 107 211 37 3 43 150 9 4 63 184 .278 .334 .505 .838 114 383 21 8 0 15 3

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
1989 20 TEX AL 16 20 -3 0 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.4 .472 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 /5D6
1991 22 TEX AL 81 304 -4 -1 -0 -12 -1 -19 -1.9 11 -8 -0.9 .475 .488 0.4 -1.4 4 57/D
1992 23 TEX AL 152 613 7 -1 -1 -14 2 -6 -0.6 23 17 1.6 .496 .496 3.1 -1.2 30 $142,500 *5
1993 24 TEX AL 148 585 16 -1 0 -13 2 4 0.4 22 26 2.5 .503 .503 3.9 -1.1 39 $275,000 *5/6
1994 25 TEX AL 93 371 -3 -1 -0 -12 1 -15 -1.3 14 -1 -0.0 .486 .492 1.1 -1.0 12 $475,000 *5
1995 26 TEX AL 36 145 14 0 1 2 1 17 1.6 5 23 2.1 .544 .510 2.0 0.2 21 $1,925,000 5
1996 27 TEX AL 154 652 8 0 -1 -6 2 3 0.6 24 27 2.8 .502 .502 3.1 -0.2 33 $2,000,000 *5/D
1997 28 TEX AL 94 386 -12 -1 2 4 1 -6 -0.5 14 9 0.9 .494 .497 0.5 0.6 5 $4,800,000 5
1997 28 KCR AL 49 206 4 -3 -1 -1 1 -1 -0.0 8 7 0.7 .499 .500 0.8 0.0 8 5/D
1998 ★ 29 KCR AL 152 639 7 -1 -2 -11 -0 -8 -0.6 24 16 1.6 .495 .496 2.7 -1.0 28 $5,825,000 *5D AS,SS
1999 30 DET AL 150 631 9 -1 -1 -15 1 -6 -0.5 24 17 1.7 .496 .496 3.1 -1.2 32 $5,000,000 *5/D SS
2000 31 DET AL 145 604 5 2 1 -17 -0 -10 -0.8 23 13 1.3 .494 .495 2.9 -1.5 30 $7,000,000 *53D
2001 32 DET AL 57 246 1 0 1 0 -5 -4 -0.4 9 5 0.5 .493 .497 0.5 -0.5 5 $7,500,000 D
2002 33 DET AL 4 13 -3 0 -0 0 -0 -4 -0.4 0 -3 -0.3 .405 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 $8,000,000 /D
2003 34 DET AL 26 98 -11 0 0 0 -2 -13 -1.3 4 -9 -0.9 .450 .492 -0.9 -0.2 -9 $8,500,000 D/35
14 Seasons 1357 5513 33 -7 -1 -96 0 -70 -6.0 206 136 13.2 .495 .497 22.4 -8.8 232 $51,442,500
TEX (8 yrs) 774 3076 22 -4 1 -52 7 -26 -2.1 115 89 8.6 .496 .498 13.8 -4.3 141 $9,617,500
DET (5 yrs) 382 1592 0 1 1 -31 -7 -36 -3.3 60 23 2.3 .491 .496 5.2 -3.5 55 $36,000,000
KCR (2 yrs) 201 845 10 -4 -3 -12 0 -8 -0.6 32 24 2.3 .496 .497 3.5 -1.0 36 $5,825,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1996 27 TEX AL ALDS NYY L 4 19 19 3 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 .211 .211 .421 .632 8 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 4 19 19 3 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 .211 .211 .421 .632 8 0 0 0 0 0

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 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

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

Slugging % s c a p y
Career  .472 (235th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1992 AL  26 (9th)
1993 AL  33 (6th)
1999 AL  38 (8th)
Career  275 (168th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1998 AL  119 (9th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1992 AL  154 (1st)
1993 AL  154 (3rd)
1996 AL  145 (5th)
1997 AL  134 (7th)
1998 AL  134 (6th)
1999 AL  153 (2nd)
2000 AL  146 (5th)
Career  1,332 (107th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1993 AL  66 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1998 AL  13 (2nd)
2000 AL  10 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1998 AL  18 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1993 AL  15.7 (6th)
Career  17.8 (72nd)

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)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 16 (1177), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 25 (700), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 22 (655), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (158th), 13.2 career WAR/13.9 7yr-peak WAR/13.6 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 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
1990 21 Texas Rangers $100,000 ? USA Today
1992 23 Texas Rangers $142,500 ? 11/4/92 Toronto Sun Includes $7,500 earned bonus
1993 24 Texas Rangers $275,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $25,000 earned bonus
1994 25 Texas Rangers $475,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 26 Texas Rangers $1,925,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 27 Texas Rangers $2,000,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $75,000 earned bonus
1997 28 Texas Rangers $4,800,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 29 Kansas City Royals $5,825,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $75,000 earned bonus
1999 30 Detroit Tigers $5,000,000* ?
2000 31 Detroit Tigers $7,000,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2001 32 Detroit Tigers $7,500,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2002 33 Detroit Tigers $8,000,000 ? 2001 Joint Exhibit 1
2003 34 Detroit Tigers $8,500,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$51,542,500
Disputed Salaries
*1999 - $5,025,000 - 2001 Joint Exhibit 1 - Includes $25,000 earned bonus
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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