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Dan Spillner

Daniel Ray Spillner

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 27, 1951 in Casper, WY
High School: Federal Way HS (Federal Way, WA)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 2nd round of the 1970 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 21, 1974 (Age 22.175, 11,100th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Padres/WhiteSox 1974-1985
Agents: Dick Moss [*]
Final Game: October 5, 1985 (Age 33.312)
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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
1974 SDP NL 22 P 30 25 5 148.0 22 6 16 0 0 1.000 1.34 0.73 .944 1.88 1.88 13 10 43% 33% 1
1975 SDP NL 23 P 37 25 3 166.2 37 13 21 3 2 .919 1.84 0.92 .946 1.86 1.86 13 8 38% 32% 2
1976 SDP NL 24 P 32 14 0 106.2 31 7 21 3 3 .903 2.36 0.88 .950 1.88 1.87 7 4 36% 33% 0
1977 SDP NL 25 P 76 0 0 123.0 15 5 9 1 1 .933 1.02 0.18 .950 1.85 1.85 8 7 47% 35% 0
1978 TOT MLB 26 P 53 0 0 82.0 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 0.77 0.13 .953 1.91 1.88 6 0 0% 36% 0
1978 SDP NL 26 P 17 0 0 25.2 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 1.05 0.18 .950 1.93 1.89 2 0 0% 32% 0
1978 CLE AL 26 P 36 0 0 56.1 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 0.64 0.11 .955 1.90 1.88 4 0 0% 38% 0
1979 CLE AL 27 P 49 13 3 157.2 27 9 18 0 0 1.000 1.54 0.55 .949 1.92 1.89 19 4 17% 36% 0
1980 CLE AL 28 P 34 30 7 194.1 26 9 17 0 2 1.000 1.20 0.76 .957 1.85 1.85 9 13 59% 35% 1
1981 CLE AL 29 P 32 5 1 97.1 23 6 16 1 1 .957 2.03 0.69 .963 1.98 1.98 2 7 78% 38% 1
1982 CLE AL 30 P 65 0 0 133.2 14 6 7 1 0 .929 0.88 0.20 .958 1.80 1.80 10 5 33% 36% 0
1983 CLE AL 31 P 60 0 0 92.1 13 4 8 1 0 .923 1.17 0.20 .958 1.80 1.78 8 1 11% 33% 0
1984 TOT AL 32 P 36 8 0 99.1 27 11 16 0 0 1.000 2.45 0.75 .958 1.78 1.78 7 2 22% 36% 0
1984 CLE AL 32 P 14 8 0 51.0 19 9 10 0 0 1.000 3.35 1.36 .958 1.78 1.78 3 0 0% 36% 0
1984 CHW AL 32 P 22 0 0 48.1 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 1.49 0.36 .958 1.79 1.78 4 2 33% 36% 0
1985 CHW AL 33 P 52 3 0 91.2 7 4 2 1 0 .857 0.59 0.12 .953 1.87 1.84 6 4 40% 33% 0
12 Seasons P 556 123 19 1492.2 249 81 157 11 10 .956 1.44 0.43 .953 1.86 1.85 108 65 38% 34% 5
12 Seasons TOT 556 123 19 1492.2 249 81 157 11 10 .956 1.44 0.43 .953 1.86 1.85 108 65 38% 34% 5
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
1974 SDP NL 22 P
1975 SDP NL 23 P
1976 SDP NL 24 P
1977 SDP NL 25 P
1978 SDP NL 26 P
1978 CLE AL 26 P
1979 CLE AL 27 P
1980 CLE AL 28 P
1981 CLE AL 29 P
1982 CLE AL 30 P
1983 CLE AL 31 P
1984 CLE AL 32 P
1984 CHW AL 32 P
1985 CHW AL 33 P
12 Seasons P
12 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1974 SDP NL 22 30 25 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 SDP NL 23 37 25 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 SDP NL 24 33 14 33 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 SDP NL 25 76 0 76 76 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 CLE AL 26 36 0 1 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 SDP NL 26 17 0 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 CLE AL 27 49 13 0 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 CLE AL 28 34 30 1 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 CLE AL 29 32 5 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 CLE AL 30 65 0 0 65 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 CLE AL 31 60 0 2 60 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CHW AL 32 23 0 1 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 CLE AL 32 14 8 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CHW AL 33 53 3 1 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 Seasons 559 123 199 556 556 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
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%
1974 SDP NL 22 652 79% 23% 18 89% 0 6 1 5 16 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1975 SDP NL 23 746 81% 28% 23 91% 1 13 2 11 21 16 2 3 0 2 1 2 2 1 2 0 10 90%
1976 SDP NL 24 483 80% 29% 24 88% 0 7 0 3 20 15 3 3 0 1 2 2 3 2 3 0 8 100%
1977 SDP NL 25 541 79% 23% 10 80% 0 5 0 2 8 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 100%
1978 CLE AL 26 241 73% 16% 5 80% 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1978 SDP NL 26 111 80% 26% 2 100% 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1979 CLE AL 27 681 80% 20% 17 94% 1 9 0 8 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1980 CLE AL 28 865 83% 23% 17 94% 1 9 2 6 16 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 100%
1981 CLE AL 29 410 79% 23% 22 77% 0 6 0 4 17 15 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 6 83%
1982 CLE AL 30 558 79% 23% 14 64% 1 6 0 4 7 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1983 CLE AL 31 418 82% 22% 9 78% 0 4 0 4 7 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50%
1984 CHW AL 32 203 84% 24% 6 100% 0 2 0 2 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1984 CLE AL 32 240 83% 23% 11 100% 0 9 0 7 9 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1985 CHW AL 33 378 84% 26% 4 75% 0 4 0 3 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0%
12 Seasons 6527 81% 24% 182 86% 4 81 5 60 152 119 11 11 0 6 5 8 10 5 9 1 51 88%
MLB Averages 82% 28% 91% 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

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1977 NL  76 (2nd)
1982 AL  65 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1980 AL  1.000 (1st)

                           

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