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Dave Roberts

David Arthur Roberts

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: September 11, 1944 in Gallipolis, OH
High School: Central HS (Columbus, OH)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 6, 1969 (Age 24.298)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1970 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Padres/Tigers/Cubs/Mariners/... 1969-1981

Final Game: May 16, 1981 (Age 36.247)
Died: January 9, 2009 in Short Gap, WV
Buried: Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg, MD
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1969 SDP NL 24 P 22 5 0 48.2 14 5 9 0 1 1.000 2.59 0.64 .958 1.96 1.94 0 2 100% 40% 0
1970 SDP NL 25 P 43 21 3 181.2 35 5 29 1 3 .971 1.68 0.79 .951 1.85 1.84 4 3 43% 33% 0
1971 SDP NL 26 P 37 34 14 269.2 58 10 47 1 2 .983 1.90 1.54 .954 1.90 1.90 12 4 25% 35% 0 CYA-6,MVP-24
1972 HOU NL 27 P 35 28 7 192.0 32 0 31 1 0 .969 1.45 0.89 .950 1.78 1.78 15 5 25% 37% 2
1973 HOU NL 28 P 39 36 12 249.1 49 9 39 1 1 .980 1.73 1.23 .950 1.88 1.88 6 5 45% 36% 0
1974 HOU NL 29 P 34 30 8 204.0 61 15 43 3 5 .951 2.56 1.71 .944 1.88 1.88 21 6 22% 33% 0
1975 HOU NL 30 P 32 27 7 198.1 49 13 36 0 0 1.000 2.22 1.53 .946 1.86 1.86 4 5 56% 32% 0
1976 DET AL 31 P 36 36 18 252.0 63 6 53 4 6 .937 2.11 1.64 .950 1.87 1.88 27 10 27% 34% 1
1977 TOT MLB 32 P 39 28 6 182.1 47 7 39 1 1 .979 2.27 1.18 .949 1.92 1.89 13 10 43% 38% 0
1977 DET AL 32 P 22 22 5 129.1 28 4 23 1 0 .964 1.88 1.23 .948 1.95 1.93 9 7 44% 39% 0
1977 CHC NL 32 P 17 6 1 53.0 19 3 16 0 1 1.000 3.23 1.12 .950 1.85 1.85 4 3 43% 35% 0
1978 CHC NL 33 P 35 20 2 142.1 37 8 29 0 2 1.000 2.34 1.06 .951 1.91 1.89 5 5 50% 32% 1
1979 TOT NL 34 P 47 4 0 80.2 22 2 18 2 2 .909 2.23 0.43 .951 1.80 1.80 3 0 0% 34% 0
1979 SFG NL 34 P 26 1 0 42.0 11 1 9 1 1 .909 2.14 0.38 .951 1.80 1.80 2 0 0% 34% 0
1979 PIT NL 34 P 21 3 0 38.2 11 1 9 1 1 .909 2.33 0.48 .951 1.79 1.80 1 0 0% 34% 0
1980 TOT MLB 35 P 39 4 0 82.2 10 3 6 1 0 .900 0.98 0.23 .957 1.85 1.85 0 2 100% 35% 0
1980 PIT NL 35 P 2 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.93 1.90 0 0 0
1980 SEA AL 35 P 37 4 0 80.1 10 3 6 1 0 .900 1.01 0.24 .957 1.85 1.85 0 2 100% 35% 0
1981 NYM NL 36 P 7 4 0 15.1 5 0 4 1 0 .800 2.35 0.57 .960 1.94 1.99 0 1 100% 33% 0
13 Seasons P 445 277 77 2099.0 482 83 383 16 23 .967 2.00 1.05 .950 1.87 1.86 110 58 35% 35% 4
13 Seasons TOT 445 277 77 2099.0 482 83 383 16 23 .967 2.00 1.05 .950 1.87 1.86 110 58 35% 35% 4
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% 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
  • 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
1969 SDP NL 24 P
1970 SDP NL 25 P
1971 SDP NL 26 P
1972 HOU NL 27 P
1973 HOU NL 28 P
1974 HOU NL 29 P
1975 HOU NL 30 P
1976 DET AL 31 P
1977 DET AL 32 P
1977 CHC NL 32 P
1978 CHC NL 33 P
1979 SFG NL 34 P
1979 PIT NL 34 P
1980 PIT NL 35 P
1980 SEA AL 35 P
1981 NYM NL 36 P
13 Seasons P
13 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1969 SDP NL 24 23 5 23 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1970 SDP NL 25 43 21 43 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 SDP NL 26 38 34 38 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1972 HOU NL 27 35 28 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 HOU NL 28 41 36 41 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1974 HOU NL 29 35 30 35 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1975 HOU NL 30 32 27 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 DET AL 31 36 36 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 DET AL 32 22 22 0 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 CHC NL 32 17 6 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1978 CHC NL 33 37 20 37 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1979 SFG NL 34 26 1 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 PIT NL 34 21 3 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 SEA AL 35 37 4 0 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 PIT NL 35 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 NYM NL 36 7 4 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 452 277 357 445 445 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 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 -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1969 SDP NL 24 212 84% 29% 10 100% 1 6 1 3 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 100%
1970 SDP NL 25 736 82% 33% 34 91% 2 5 1 3 30 26 3 1 0 1 0 1 3 2 2 1 7 71%
1971 SDP NL 26 1044 82% 34% 53 94% 1 8 1 4 46 36 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 10 90%
1972 HOU NL 27 839 83% 31% 39 82% 0 0 0 0 34 31 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1973 HOU NL 28 1054 84% 31% 44 93% 0 7 1 5 40 34 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 100%
1974 HOU NL 29 870 87% 31% 49 96% 0 15 3 7 41 34 4 3 0 0 3 1 5 3 5 0 16 94%
1975 HOU NL 30 841 81% 33% 42 100% 0 14 2 9 38 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 100%
1976 DET AL 31 1048 90% 35% 52 96% 1 6 0 6 51 34 11 4 1 1 2 1 6 6 6 0 2 100%
1977 DET AL 32 570 87% 32% 25 92% 0 3 1 0 22 21 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1977 CHC NL 32 222 88% 40% 18 89% 0 4 1 3 16 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 100%
1978 CHC NL 33 628 84% 36% 34 91% 0 8 2 5 29 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 6 100%
1979 SFG NL 34 182 80% 32% 10 90% 0 1 0 1 9 7 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1979 PIT NL 34 170 85% 29% 10 100% 0 1 1 0 10 8 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 100%
1980 SEA AL 35 355 81% 28% 8 88% 0 3 0 1 6 5 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0%
1980 PIT NL 35 9 78% 22% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 NYM NL 36 76 83% 28% 6 67% 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Seasons 8856 84% 33% 434 93% 5 81 14 47 384 313 42 17 2 4 11 7 23 15 20 3 79 92%
MLB Averages 81% 28% 90% 87%



* - 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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 NL (24, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1971 NL (6, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (278th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 Aug 25th NL Player of the Week

Assists as P s c a p y
1971 NL  47 (4th)
1976 AL  53 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1975 NL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

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