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Dave Roberts

David Wayne Roberts

Positions: Third Baseman, Catcher and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: February 17, 1951 in Lebanon, OR
Schools: San Diego State University (San Diego, CA), University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1972 amateur draft.
Signed June 7, 1972. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 7, 1972 (Age 21.111, 10,839th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1972 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Rangers/Phillies/Astros 1972-1982
Agents: Jerry Kapstein [*]
Last Game: September 18, 1982 (Age 31.213)
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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
1972 21 SDP NL 100 443 418 38 102 17 0 5 33 7 2 18 64 .244 .275 .321 .595 75 134 5 0 6 1 1 54/62
1973 22 SDP NL 127 503 479 56 137 20 3 21 64 11 2 17 83 .286 .310 .472 .782 123 226 6 1 3 3 3 *54
1974 23 SDP NL 113 360 318 26 53 10 1 5 18 2 0 32 69 .167 .246 .252 .497 43 80 9 2 4 2 6 5/67
1975 24 SDP NL 33 132 113 7 32 2 0 2 12 3 1 13 19 .283 .367 .354 .721 107 40 1 2 4 0 3 5/4
1977 26 SDP NL 82 202 186 15 41 14 1 1 23 2 1 11 32 .220 .268 .323 .590 66 60 4 1 4 0 1 2/456
1978 27 SDP NL 54 112 97 7 21 4 1 1 7 0 0 12 25 .216 .309 .309 .618 81 30 2 1 2 0 6 2/387
1979 28 TEX AL 44 93 84 12 22 2 1 3 14 1 0 7 17 .262 .319 .417 .735 99 35 3 0 2 0 0 2/438D957
1980 29 TEX AL 101 251 235 27 56 4 0 10 30 0 1 13 38 .238 .280 .383 .663 84 90 5 1 1 1 2 562/934D
1981 30 HOU NL 27 59 54 4 13 3 0 1 5 1 0 3 6 .241 .271 .352 .623 80 19 1 0 0 2 0 3/542
1982 31 PHI NL 28 36 33 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 8 .182 .229 .212 .441 23 7 0 0 1 0 0 52/4
10 Yrs 709 2191 2017 194 483 77 7 49 208 27 8 128 361 .239 .286 .357 .644 84 721 36 8 27 9 22
162 Game Avg. 162 501 461 44 110 18 2 11 48 6 2 29 82 .239 .286 .357 .644 84 165 8 2 6 2 5
SDP (6 yrs) 509 1752 1611 149 386 67 6 35 157 25 6 103 292 .240 .287 .354 .641 85 570 27 7 23 6 20
TEX (2 yrs) 145 344 319 39 78 6 1 13 44 1 1 20 55 .245 .290 .392 .682 88 125 8 1 3 1 2
PHI (1 yr) 28 36 33 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 8 .182 .229 .212 .441 23 7 0 0 1 0 0
HOU (1 yr) 27 59 54 4 13 3 0 1 5 1 0 3 6 .241 .271 .352 .623 80 19 1 0 0 2 0
NL (8 yrs) 564 1847 1698 155 405 71 6 36 164 26 7 108 306 .239 .286 .351 .637 83 596 28 7 24 8 20
AL (2 yrs) 145 344 319 39 78 6 1 13 44 1 1 20 55 .245 .290 .392 .682 88 125 8 1 3 1 2

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
1972 21 SDP NL 100 443 -11 1 1 -11 3 -17 -1.9 14 -4 -0.6 .480 .488 0.5 -0.8 7 54/62
1973 22 SDP NL 127 503 15 1 1 -5 3 16 1.6 16 33 3.2 .514 .511 3.8 -0.2 37 *54
1974 23 SDP NL 113 360 -25 -2 -1 -8 3 -33 -3.7 12 -21 -2.6 .468 .477 -1.8 -0.6 -13 5/67
1975 24 SDP NL 33 132 1 -0 1 -7 1 -5 -0.5 4 -0 -0.1 .484 .497 0.6 -0.6 6 5/4
1977 26 SDP NL 82 202 -6 0 0 1 4 -2 -0.2 6 5 0.4 .498 .499 0.3 0.4 4 2/456
1978 27 SDP NL 54 112 -4 -1 -0 -0 2 -4 -0.4 4 -0 -0.1 .492 .497 -0.1 0.1 0 2/387
1979 28 TEX AL 44 93 -0 -1 0 2 0 2 0.2 3 5 0.5 .504 .501 0.3 0.2 3 2/438D957
1980 29 TEX AL 101 251 -3 -1 1 -8 4 -7 -0.7 9 1 0.1 .493 .495 1.0 -0.4 10 562/934D
1981 30 HOU NL 27 59 -1 -0 -0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.1 .491 .498 0.1 -0.1 1 $260,000 3/542
1982 31 PHI NL 28 36 -4 -0 0 -2 1 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.4 .480 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -1 $260,000 52/4
10 Seasons 709 2191 -37 -3 3 -39 19 -57 -6.5 71 14 0.4 .491 .495 4.5 -2.2 53 $520,000
SDP (6 yrs) 509 1752 -30 -1 2 -29 14 -44 -5.1 56 12 0.3 .490 .495 3.4 -1.7 42
TEX (2 yrs) 145 344 -3 -2 1 -6 4 -6 -0.5 12 6 0.6 .496 .497 1.2 -0.2 12
PHI (1 yr) 28 36 -4 -0 0 -2 1 -5 -0.6 1 -4 -0.4 .480 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -1 $260,000
HOU (1 yr) 27 59 -1 -0 -0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.1 .491 .498 0.1 -0.1 1 $260,000

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
1981 30 HOU NL NLDS LAD L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLDS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 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 Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1972 SDP NL 21 3B 84 82 75 754.2 245 62 166 17 20 .931 -5 -8 2.72 2.71 .945 2.87 2.88
1972 SDP NL 21 2B 20 17 15 139.0 59 29 28 2 7 .966 -5 -45 3.69 2.85 .978 5.36 5.38
1972 SDP NL 21 SS 3 0 0 9.0 6 0 4 2 0 .667 -0 -67 4.00 1.33 .967 5.00 5.07
1972 SDP NL 21 C 1 0 0 2.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.38 1.00 .990 6.75 6.60 0 1 0 0 0
1973 SDP NL 22 3B 111 111 107 982.0 342 77 245 20 25 .942 -5 -6 2.95 2.90 .946 2.88 2.88
1973 SDP NL 22 2B 12 8 7 74.0 50 15 31 4 6 .920 0 2 5.59 3.83 .980 5.52 5.52
1974 SDP NL 23 3B 103 89 79 810.1 265 83 170 12 15 .955 -8 -11 2.81 2.46 .948 3.04 3.04
1974 SDP NL 23 SS 3 3 2 29.0 16 5 10 1 2 .938 0 12 4.66 5.00 .961 4.97 4.97
1974 SDP NL 23 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -180 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1974 SDP NL 23 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -180 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1975 SDP NL 24 3B 30 29 24 251.1 93 23 63 7 5 .925 -4 -17 3.08 2.87 .945 2.98 2.97
1975 SDP NL 24 2B 5 4 3 36.1 20 14 5 1 2 .950 -3 -109 4.71 3.80 .975 5.52 5.54
1977 SDP NL 26 C 63 42 35 411.2 283 254 24 5 2 .982 2 6 6.08 4.41 .985 6.49 6.49 7 4 35 21 38% 35% 1
1977 SDP NL 26 2B 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 180 4.50 0.50 .980 5.40 5.25
1977 SDP NL 26 3B 2 0 0 7.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -69 1.29 0.50 .960 2.96 3.00
1977 SDP NL 26 SS 1 1 1 9.0 8 2 4 2 2 .750 -1 -133 6.00 6.00 .962 5.00 5.00
1978 SDP NL 27 C 41 30 17 251.2 151 135 13 3 0 .980 0 0 5.29 3.61 .985 6.17 6.12 3 4 18 9 33% 32% 0
1978 SDP NL 27 1B 8 1 0 25.0 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -14 5.76 2.00 .992 9.97 9.90
1978 SDP NL 27 OF 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -60 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1978 SDP NL 27 CF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1978 SDP NL 27 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.00
1979 TEX AL 28 C 14 10 6 89.0 51 45 5 1 0 .980 1 13 5.06 3.57 .982 5.46 5.39 0 2 4 4 50% 36% 0
1979 TEX AL 28 OF 11 7 2 60.0 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 0 4 2.10 1.27 .981 2.46 2.43
1979 TEX AL 28 2B 8 7 5 58.0 38 15 23 0 9 1.000 1 12 5.90 4.75 .978 5.49 5.42
1979 TEX AL 28 1B 6 0 0 11.0 9 9 0 0 1 1.000 0 11 7.36 1.50 .992 10.06 9.97
1979 TEX AL 28 CF 5 4 1 32.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -11 2.25 1.60 .982 2.92 2.88
1979 TEX AL 28 DH 5 1
1979 TEX AL 28 RF 5 2 1 22.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 1 38 2.45 1.20 .980 2.25 2.22
1979 TEX AL 28 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 360 9.00 1.00 .950 2.70 3.00
1979 TEX AL 28 LF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1980 TEX AL 29 3B 37 25 24 264.1 71 19 47 5 2 .930 -6 -28 2.25 1.78 .951 3.01 3.00
1980 TEX AL 29 SS 33 4 2 107.2 61 19 39 3 8 .951 -1 -14 4.85 1.76 .963 4.99 4.98
1980 TEX AL 29 C 22 18 12 145.2 110 93 14 3 1 .973 0 0 6.61 4.86 .986 5.48 5.47 4 7 10 8 44% 35% 0
1980 TEX AL 29 OF 5 3 1 25.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -53 0.36 0.20 .980 2.48 2.46
1980 TEX AL 29 RF 5 3 1 25.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -53 0.36 0.20 .980 2.12 2.12
1980 TEX AL 29 1B 4 0 0 8.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 75 4.50 1.00 .992 10.01 10.00
1980 TEX AL 29 2B 4 0 0 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -60 2.25 0.50 .980 5.62 5.58
1980 TEX AL 29 DH 3 0
1981 HOU NL 30 1B 10 9 5 74.1 95 83 8 4 6 .958 -0 -5 11.02 9.10 .992 10.22 10.25
1981 HOU NL 30 3B 7 2 2 34.0 13 4 8 1 1 .923 -0 -18 3.18 1.71 .948 2.83 2.86
1981 HOU NL 30 2B 3 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -90 2.25 0.33 .980 5.62 5.53
1981 HOU NL 30 C 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.00 0 0 0 0 0
1982 PHI NL 31 3B 11 1 0 30.1 11 2 7 2 0 .818 -1 -47 2.67 0.82 .951 2.76 2.78
1982 PHI NL 31 C 10 1 1 20.2 16 15 0 1 0 .938 -1 -58 6.53 1.50 .985 6.31 6.30 0 1 4 1 20% 32% 0
1982 PHI NL 31 2B 7 4 3 40.0 19 6 13 0 4 1.000 -0 -3 4.28 2.71 .978 5.42 5.43
9 Seasons 3B 386 339 311 3135.0 1042 270 708 64 68 .939 -29 -11 2.81 2.53 .947 2.94 2.94
7 Seasons C 152 101 71 922.1 612 543 56 13 3 .979 2 3 5.84 3.94 .985 6.14 6.13 14 19 71 43 38% 34% 1
8 Seasons 2B 61 40 33 361.1 190 82 101 7 28 .963 -8 -28 4.56 3.00 .978 5.45 5.45
4 Seasons SS 40 8 5 154.2 91 26 57 8 12 .912 -2 -19 4.83 2.08 .963 4.99 4.99
4 Seasons 1B 28 10 5 118.1 124 111 9 4 7 .968 -0 -0 9.13 4.29 .992 10.14 10.05
4 Seasons OF 19 10 3 89.0 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -18 1.52 0.79 .981 2.46 2.42
2 Seasons RF 10 5 2 47.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -10 1.34 0.70 .980 2.18 2.17
2 Seasons DH 8 1
2 Seasons CF 6 4 1 33.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 2.18 1.33 .982 2.92 2.87
3 Seasons LF 3 1 0 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -67 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.07
10 Seasons TOT 686 508 428 4780.2 2074 1046 932 96 118 .954 -39 -10 3.72 2.88 .964 3.98 4.26 14 19 71 43 38% 34% 1
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1973 NL  14.4 (9th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1972 NL  20 (4th)
1973 NL  25 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1973 NL  2.90 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (353rd), 0.4 career WAR/4.0 7yr-peak WAR/2.2 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
1981 30 Houston Astros $260,000 ? 1981 TSN Guide $1.3M/5 yrs., incl. $200K incentives
1982 31 Philadelphia Phillies $260,000 ? 1981 TSN Guide $1.3M/5 yrs., incl. $200K incentives
1983 32 Philadelphia Phillies $260,000 ? 1981 TSN Guide $1.3M/5 yrs., incl. $200K incentives; ret after 82
1984 33 Philadelphia Phillies $260,000 ? 1981 TSN Guide $1.3M/5 yrs., incl. $200K incentives; ret after 82
1985 34 Philadelphia Phillies $260,000 ? 1981 TSN Guide $1.3M/5 yrs., incl. $200K incentives; ret after 82
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,300,000
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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