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Dave Sells

David Wayne Sells

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: September 18, 1946 in Vacaville, CA
High School: Vacaville HS (Vacaville, CA)
School: Solano Community College (Fairfield, CA)
Signed
by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent in 1968. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 1972 (Age 25.319)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Dodgers 1972-1975

Final Game: September 22, 1975 (Age 29.004)
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1972 25 CAL AL 2 0 1.000 2.81 10 0 5 0 0 0 16.0 11 6 5 0 5 1 2 0 0 1 62 107 3.09 1.000 6.2 0.0 2.8 1.1 0.40
1973 26 CAL AL 7 2 .778 3.71 51 0 37 0 0 10 68.0 72 30 28 2 35 6 25 5 1 8 308 96 3.98 1.574 9.5 0.3 4.6 3.3 0.71
1974 27 CAL AL 2 3 .400 3.69 20 0 16 0 0 2 39.0 48 19 16 3 16 0 14 3 0 3 179 93 4.32 1.641 11.1 0.7 3.7 3.2 0.88
1975 28 TOT MLB 0 2 .000 6.46 9 0 7 0 0 0 15.1 15 13 11 5 11 1 8 0 0 1 74 57 7.93 1.696 8.8 2.9 6.5 4.7 0.73
1975 28 CAL AL 0 0 8.64 4 0 2 0 0 0 8.1 9 10 8 3 8 1 7 0 0 1 44 43 8.47 2.040 9.7 3.2 8.6 7.6 0.88
1975 28 LAD NL 0 2 .000 3.86 5 0 5 0 0 0 7.0 6 3 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 30 94 7.30 1.286 7.7 2.6 3.9 1.3 0.33
4 Yrs 11 7 .611 3.90 90 0 65 0 0 12 138.1 146 68 60 10 67 8 49 8 1 13 623 89 4.41 1.540 9.5 0.7 4.4 3.2 0.73
162 Game Avg. 8 5 .611 3.90 68 0 49 0 0 9 104 110 51 45 8 51 6 37 6 1 10 471 89 4.41 1.540 9.5 0.7 4.4 3.2 0.73
CAL (4 yrs) 11 5 .688 3.91 85 0 60 0 0 12 131.1 140 65 57 8 64 8 48 8 1 13 593 89 4.26 1.553 9.6 0.5 4.4 3.3 0.75
LAD (1 yr) 0 2 .000 3.86 5 0 5 0 0 0 7.0 6 3 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 30 94 7.30 1.286 7.7 2.6 3.9 1.3 0.33
AL (4 yrs) 11 5 .688 3.91 85 0 60 0 0 12 131.1 140 65 57 8 64 8 48 8 1 13 593 89 4.26 1.553 9.6 0.5 4.4 3.3 0.75
NL (1 yr) 0 2 .000 3.86 5 0 5 0 0 0 7.0 6 3 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 30 94 7.30 1.286 7.7 2.6 3.9 1.3 0.33
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1972 25 CAL AL 16.0 10 0 6 3.38 3.65 0.06 -0.16 96.7 3.32 -0 -0.0 .6 -0.0 0.1 1 .500 .500
1973 26 CAL AL 68.0 51 0 30 3.97 4.39 -0.35 -0.36 94.3 4.13 1 0.1 1.7 -0.2 0.6 8 .501 .500
1974 27 CAL AL 39.0 20 0 19 4.38 4.16 -0.20 -0.35 95.8 3.84 -2 -0.3 2.2 -0.2 -0.1 1 .487 .498
1975 28 CAL AL 8.1 4 0 10 10.80 4.21 -0.31 -0.35 103.9 4.33 -6 -0.6 1.7 -0.2 -0.7 -5 .359 .497
1975 28 LAD NL 7.0 5 0 3 3.86 4.28 0.57 -0.35 93.2 3.13 -1 -0.1 2.5 -0.1 -0.1 0 .486 .500
4 Seasons 138.1 90 0 68 4.42 4.22 -0.21 -0.33 95.5 3.92 -8 -0.8 1.7 -0.7 -0.1 5 .491 .500
CAL (4 yrs) 131.1 85 0 65 4.45 4.22 -0.25 -0.33 95.6 3.96 -8 -0.8 1.7 -0.6 -0.0 5 .491 .500
LAD (1 yr) 7.0 5 0 3 3.86 4.28 0.57 -0.35 93.2 3.13 -1 -0.1 2.5 -0.1 -0.1 0 .486 .500

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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 25 CAL AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1973 26 CAL AL 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 27 CAL AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 28 TOT MLB 9 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 470 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1975 28 CAL AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1975 28 LAD NL 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 470 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
4 Yrs 90 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 470 1 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 470 2 0 0 0 0 0
CAL (4 yrs) 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LAD (1 yr) 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 470 1 0 0 0 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (1 yr) 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 470 1 0 0 0 0 0

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 25 CAL AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 1
1973 26 CAL AL 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0 1
1974 27 CAL AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1975 28 CAL AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1975 28 LAD NL 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .513 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /1
4 Seasons 90 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1
CAL (4 yrs) 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.1 0
LAD (1 yr) 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .513 .500 0.1 0.0 1

Standard Fielding

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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
1972 CAL AL 25 P 10 0 0 16.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 3.38 0.60 .950 1.86 1.85 2 0 0% 38% 0
1973 CAL AL 26 P 51 0 0 68.0 15 1 13 1 1 .933 1.85 0.27 .951 1.87 1.85 4 1 20% 38% 0
1974 CAL AL 27 P 20 0 0 39.0 11 2 8 1 1 .909 2.31 0.50 .947 1.80 1.80 2 1 33% 38% 0
1975 TOT MLB 28 P 9 0 0 15.1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 2.35 0.44 .942 1.82 1.86 2 0 0% 35% 0
1975 CAL AL 28 P 4 0 0 8.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.16 0.50 .940 1.84 1.85 1 0 0% 38% 0
1975 LAD NL 28 P 5 0 0 7.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.57 0.40 .945 1.80 1.86 1 0 0% 32% 0
4 Seasons P 90 0 0 138.1 36 6 28 2 2 .944 2.21 0.38 .949 1.84 1.84 10 2 17% 38% 0
4 Seasons TOT 90 0 0 138.1 36 6 28 2 2 .944 2.21 0.38 .949 1.84 1.84 10 2 17% 38% 0
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

Games Played s c a p y
1973 AL  51 (5th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1973 AL  37 (6th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1973 AL  51 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (2654th), -0.0 career WAR/-0.0 7yr-peak WAR/-0.0 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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