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Dave Stapleton

David Leslie Stapleton

Positions: First Baseman, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: January 16, 1954 in Fairhope, AL
Schools: Faulkner State College (Bay Minette, AL), University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 10th round of the 1975 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 30, 1980 (Age 26.135, 11,917th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1980 season [*]
Team: RedSox 1980-1986
Agents: Steve Freyer [*]
Last Game: October 5, 1986 (Age 32.262)
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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
1980 26 BOS AL 106 472 449 61 144 33 5 7 45 3 2 13 32 .321 .338 .463 .802 113 208 10 1 5 4 1 4/37D59 RoY-2
1981 27 BOS AL 93 382 355 45 101 17 1 10 42 0 4 21 22 .285 .325 .423 .747 109 150 11 1 3 2 1 6543/D
1982 28 BOS AL 150 581 538 66 142 28 1 14 65 2 4 31 40 .264 .305 .398 .703 87 214 24 3 4 5 5 36/45D7
1983 29 BOS AL 151 598 542 54 134 31 1 10 66 1 1 40 44 .247 .297 .363 .661 76 197 19 2 6 8 2 *3/4
1984 30 BOS AL 13 43 39 4 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 .231 .286 .282 .568 55 11 2 0 1 0 1 3/D
1985 31 BOS AL 30 71 66 4 15 6 0 0 2 0 0 4 11 .227 .271 .318 .590 59 21 1 0 1 0 0 4/3D
1986 32 BOS AL 39 42 39 4 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 10 .128 .171 .154 .325 -10 6 1 0 1 0 0 3/45
7 Yrs 582 2189 2028 238 550 118 8 41 224 6 11 114 162 .271 .310 .398 .707 90 807 68 7 21 19 10
162 Game Avg. 162 609 564 66 153 33 2 11 62 2 3 32 45 .271 .310 .398 .707 90 225 19 2 6 5 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
1980 26 BOS AL 106 472 4 1 0 7 2 14 1.6 16 30 3.0 .514 .509 2.3 1.0 23 4/37D59 RoY-2
1981 27 BOS AL 93 382 4 -2 0 -5 2 0 0.0 13 13 1.3 .500 .500 1.9 -0.3 18 6543/D
1982 28 BOS AL 150 581 -13 1 -2 6 -4 -12 -1.2 20 8 0.6 .491 .492 0.1 0.2 2 36/45D7
1983 29 BOS AL 151 598 -22 -3 -2 0 -8 -34 -3.5 20 -14 -1.6 .476 .478 -1.6 -0.8 -14 *3/4
1984 30 BOS AL 13 43 -3 0 -0 1 -1 -3 -0.3 1 -1 -0.2 .477 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 3/D
1985 31 BOS AL 30 71 -4 -0 -0 -1 -0 -5 -0.6 2 -3 -0.3 .481 .497 -0.2 -0.2 -2 $325,000 4/3D
1986 32 BOS AL 39 42 -6 -1 -0 -2 -0 -10 -1.0 1 -8 -0.9 .474 .494 -0.6 -0.2 -6 $300,000 3/45
7 Seasons 582 2189 -39 -4 -3 6 -9 -50 -5.0 74 24 2.0 .491 .493 1.5 -0.3 18 $625,000

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
1986 32 BOS AL ALCS CAL W 4 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417 2 0 0 0 0 0
1986 32 BOS AL WS NYM L 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 7 5 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .600 .500 1.100 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 4 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .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 Awards
1980 BOS AL 26 2B 94 88 82 784.0 516 178 327 11 90 .979 5 8 5.80 5.37 .981 5.60 5.58 RoY-2
1980 BOS AL 26 1B 8 7 6 71.0 94 84 9 1 11 .989 1 22 11.79 11.63 .992 10.01 10.00 RoY-2
1980 BOS AL 26 OF 6 3 2 27.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -9 2.00 1.00 .978 2.47 2.47 RoY-2
1980 BOS AL 26 LF 4 3 2 24.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 1.88 1.25 .980 2.36 2.35 RoY-2
1980 BOS AL 26 DH 3 2 RoY-2
1980 BOS AL 26 3B 2 1 1 13.0 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1 74 2.08 1.50 .950 2.98 3.00 RoY-2
1980 BOS AL 26 RF 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 0.50 .980 2.10 2.10 RoY-2
1981 BOS AL 27 SS 33 32 29 287.0 153 52 93 8 18 .948 -2 -10 4.55 4.39 .967 4.99 4.98
1981 BOS AL 27 3B 25 23 20 200.1 74 21 49 4 3 .946 -1 -7 3.14 2.80 .950 2.95 2.94
1981 BOS AL 27 2B 23 18 18 176.0 123 61 58 4 19 .967 -3 -23 6.09 5.17 .982 5.54 5.52
1981 BOS AL 27 1B 12 11 10 102.0 131 126 4 1 10 .992 2 22 11.47 10.83 .993 10.06 10.03
1981 BOS AL 27 DH 3 3
1982 BOS AL 28 1B 106 105 98 918.0 1050 964 77 9 98 .991 7 9 10.21 9.82 .992 9.85 9.81
1982 BOS AL 28 SS 27 25 11 196.0 111 35 73 3 14 .973 0 2 4.96 4.00 .965 4.87 4.84
1982 BOS AL 28 2B 9 6 6 72.1 51 28 22 1 3 .980 -1 -22 6.22 5.56 .981 5.35 5.33
1982 BOS AL 28 3B 5 4 4 39.0 12 5 7 0 1 1.000 -0 -3 2.77 2.40 .954 3.07 3.04
1982 BOS AL 28 DH 3 1
1982 BOS AL 28 LF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1982 BOS AL 28 OF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.50
1983 BOS AL 29 1B 145 141 140 1265.1 1346 1242 95 9 129 .993 1 1 9.51 9.22 .992 9.90 9.82
1983 BOS AL 29 2B 5 3 3 36.0 18 7 10 1 3 .944 -1 -33 4.25 3.40 .981 5.35 5.32
1984 BOS AL 30 1B 10 10 10 85.2 94 86 8 0 5 1.000 1 14 9.88 9.40 .991 9.75 9.68
1984 BOS AL 30 DH 1 1
1985 BOS AL 31 2B 14 12 7 110.2 64 29 35 0 8 1.000 -0 -5 5.20 4.57 .982 5.29 5.24
1985 BOS AL 31 1B 8 1 1 20.0 14 12 1 1 3 .929 -1 -36 5.85 1.63 .991 9.76 9.68
1985 BOS AL 31 DH 5 1
1986 BOS AL 32 1B 29 5 5 85.0 86 79 7 0 10 1.000 -1 -13 9.11 2.97 .991 9.42 9.33
1986 BOS AL 32 2B 6 2 2 23.0 13 6 7 0 3 1.000 -2 -89 5.09 2.17 .981 5.09 5.05
1986 BOS AL 32 3B 2 1 1 10.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 60 1.80 1.00 .950 2.70 2.70
7 Seasons 1B 318 280 270 2547.0 2815 2593 201 21 266 .993 11 5 9.87 8.79 .992 9.87 9.78
6 Seasons 2B 151 129 118 1202.0 785 309 459 17 126 .978 -3 -3 5.75 5.09 .981 5.53 5.50
2 Seasons SS 60 57 40 483.0 264 87 166 11 32 .958 -2 -5 4.71 4.22 .966 4.94 4.92
4 Seasons 3B 34 29 26 262.1 91 27 60 4 4 .956 -0 -0 2.98 2.56 .951 2.96 2.94
5 Seasons DH 15 8
2 Seasons OF 7 3 2 27.1 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -9 1.98 0.86 .978 2.47 2.47
2 Seasons LF 5 3 2 24.1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -15 1.85 1.00 .980 2.37 2.34
1 Season RF 2 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 3.00 0.50 .980 2.10 2.10
7 Seasons TOT 570 498 456 4521.2 3961 3022 886 53 428 .987 6 2 7.78 6.86 .987 7.74 7.63
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/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

Doubles s c a p y
1980 AL  33 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1983 AL  8 (7th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1982 AL  24 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1981 AL  16.1 (4th)
1982 AL  13.5 (8th)
1983 AL  12.3 (9th)

Putoutss c a p y
1983 AL  1,249 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1981 AL  17 (2nd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1983 AL  145 (4th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1983 AL  1,242 (4th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1983 AL  95 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1982 AL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1983 AL  129 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1982 AL  7 (2nd)
Career  11 (75th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1982 AL  10.21 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1982 AL  9.82 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1983 AL  .993 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1980 AL  5.80 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1980), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (338th), 2.0 career WAR/2.0 7yr-peak WAR/2.0 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 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
1985 31 Boston Red Sox $325,000 ? 1985 USA Today survey
1986 32 Boston Red Sox $300,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$625,000
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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