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Bob Welch

Robert Lynn Welch

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 3, 1956 in Detroit, MI
High Schools: Hazel Park HS (Hazel Park, MI), Hazel Park HS (Ferndale, MI)
School: Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1977 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 20, 1978 (Age 21.229)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Athletics 1978-1994
Agents: Bob Teaff,Jerry Kapstein [*]
Final Game: August 11, 1994 (Age 37.281)
Died: June 9, 2014 in Seal Beach, CA
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Standard Fielding

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1978 LAD NL 21 P 23 13 4 111.1 19 6 12 1 0 .947 1.46 0.78 .951 1.91 1.89 2 5 71% 32% 1
1979 LAD NL 22 P 25 12 1 81.1 13 2 8 3 3 .769 1.11 0.40 .951 1.80 1.80 7 5 42% 34% 0
1980 LAD NL 23 P 32 32 3 213.2 42 15 26 1 3 .976 1.73 1.28 .952 1.91 1.91 24 8 25% 31% 1 AS
1981 LAD NL 24 P 23 23 2 141.1 22 4 18 0 1 1.000 1.40 0.96 .959 1.97 1.98 9 4 31% 33% 1
1982 LAD NL 25 P 36 36 9 235.2 47 19 26 2 0 .957 1.72 1.25 .952 1.96 1.97 14 13 48% 32% 2
1982 LAD NL 25 LF 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.10
1982 LAD NL 25 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.30
1982 LAD NL 25 RF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
1983 LAD NL 26 P 31 31 4 204.0 44 14 27 3 1 .932 1.81 1.32 .952 1.92 1.91 7 17 71% 33% 3 CYA-8
1984 LAD NL 27 P 31 29 3 178.2 50 20 28 2 5 .960 2.42 1.55 .954 1.88 1.87 15 9 38% 31% 0
1985 LAD NL 28 P 23 23 8 167.1 45 15 27 3 1 .933 2.26 1.83 .953 1.92 1.92 12 7 37% 30% 0
1986 LAD NL 29 P 33 33 7 235.2 49 21 26 2 2 .959 1.79 1.42 .955 1.94 1.94 22 9 29% 32% 2
1987 LAD NL 30 P 35 35 6 251.2 63 25 38 0 3 1.000 2.25 1.80 .955 1.91 1.90 20 18 47% 29% 3 CYA-8
1988 OAK AL 31 P 36 36 4 244.2 49 16 32 1 2 .980 1.77 1.33 .961 1.78 1.77 16 11 41% 31% 1
1989 OAK AL 32 P 33 33 1 209.2 51 26 21 4 3 .922 2.02 1.42 .960 1.87 1.85 22 7 24% 31% 3
1990 OAK AL 33 P 35 35 2 238.0 51 20 31 0 2 1.000 1.93 1.46 .953 1.78 1.76 10 7 41% 34% 0 AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
1991 OAK AL 34 P 35 35 7 220.0 46 15 29 2 1 .957 1.80 1.26 .956 1.80 1.80 12 16 57% 34% 1
1992 OAK AL 35 P 20 20 0 123.2 19 5 13 1 1 .947 1.31 0.90 .953 1.72 1.71 8 5 38% 34% 0
1993 OAK AL 36 P 30 28 0 166.2 42 16 26 0 2 1.000 2.27 1.40 .953 1.79 1.78 8 12 60% 36% 1
1994 OAK AL 37 P 25 8 0 68.2 11 4 6 1 0 .909 1.31 0.40 .956 1.72 1.71 5 4 44% 31% 0
17 Seasons P 506 462 61 3092.0 663 243 394 26 30 .961 1.85 1.26 .955 1.87 1.85 213 157 42% 32% 19
1 Season LF 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.10
1 Season RF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.00
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.30
17 Seasons TOT 507 462 61 3093.0 663 243 394 26 30 .961 0 0 1.85 1.26 .955 1.87 1.85 213 157 42% 32% 19
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr 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
1978 LAD NL 21 P
1979 LAD NL 22 P
1980 LAD NL 23 P
1981 LAD NL 24 P
1982 LAD NL 25 P
1982 LAD NL 25 LF 0 0 0 0 0
1982 LAD NL 25 RF 0 0 0 0 0
1983 LAD NL 26 P
1984 LAD NL 27 P
1985 LAD NL 28 P
1986 LAD NL 29 P
1987 LAD NL 30 P
1988 OAK AL 31 P
1989 OAK AL 32 P
1990 OAK AL 33 P
1991 OAK AL 34 P
1992 OAK AL 35 P
1993 OAK AL 36 P
1994 OAK AL 37 P
17 Seasons P
1 Season RF 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season LF 0 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons TOT 0 0 0 0 0
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1978 LAD NL 21 23 13 23 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 LAD NL 22 25 12 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 LAD NL 23 34 32 34 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1981 LAD NL 24 23 23 23 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 LAD NL 25 38 36 38 37 36 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1
1983 LAD NL 26 31 31 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 LAD NL 27 32 29 32 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1985 LAD NL 28 25 23 25 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1986 LAD NL 29 35 33 35 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1987 LAD NL 30 38 35 38 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1988 OAK AL 31 36 36 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 OAK AL 32 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 OAK AL 33 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 OAK AL 34 36 35 1 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 OAK AL 35 20 20 0 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 OAK AL 36 30 28 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 OAK AL 37 26 8 1 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 Seasons 520 462 306 507 506 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 12
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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%
1978 LAD NL 21 439 82% 22% 12 92% 2 6 0 5 12 7 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1979 LAD NL 22 349 75% 21% 11 73% 1 2 0 1 8 2 4 3 0 1 2 3 3 2 2 1 4 50%
1980 LAD NL 23 889 80% 19% 35 86% 0 15 4 8 26 17 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 2 1 7 86%
1981 LAD NL 24 601 81% 23% 20 90% 0 5 1 4 18 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 7 100%
1982 LAD NL 25 965 77% 23% 31 100% 1 19 4 13 27 23 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1983 LAD NL 26 828 76% 24% 31 87% 0 14 0 10 27 19 2 3 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 4 75%
1984 LAD NL 27 771 80% 23% 33 97% 0 19 0 11 26 19 4 2 0 2 0 1 4 1 4 0 9 100%
1985 LAD NL 28 674 84% 28% 35 91% 1 15 1 11 29 26 0 3 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 7 86%
1986 LAD NL 29 981 79% 30% 24 88% 0 20 0 20 26 17 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 2 0 6 100%
1987 LAD NL 30 1027 76% 29% 41 93% 0 25 3 19 36 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 13 100%
1988 OAK AL 31 1034 80% 30% 35 100% 0 16 0 9 32 22 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 7 100%
1989 OAK AL 32 884 79% 32% 28 82% 0 22 2 18 22 14 3 4 0 2 2 1 2 2 2 0 5 60%
1990 OAK AL 33 979 81% 34% 42 88% 0 19 3 13 31 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 7 71%
1991 OAK AL 34 950 82% 31% 28 96% 2 15 0 11 29 22 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 6 83%
1992 OAK AL 35 513 84% 31% 13 92% 0 5 0 4 13 11 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 100%
1993 OAK AL 36 746 85% 35% 32 94% 0 15 1 7 27 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 8 100%
1994 OAK AL 37 325 77% 26% 11 64% 0 4 1 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
17 Seasons 12955 80% 28% 462 91% 7 236 20 166 394 296 29 26 0 9 17 10 29 14 24 5 100 90%
MLB Averages 81% 30% 91% 88%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1982 LAD NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100% 100% 0% 0
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100% 100% 0% 0
MLB Averages 42.2% 2.9% 59% 81% 33% 56%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1982 LAD NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100% 100% 50% 0
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100% 100% 50% 0
MLB Averages 60.3% 2.8% 59% 81% 33% 52%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
2000 BBWAA ( 0.2%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1990 AL (9, 14%)
0.14 Career Shares (844th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1983 NL (8, 2%)
1987 NL (8, 3%)
1990 AL (1, 76%)
1 Cy Young
0.81 Career Shares (73rd)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1980 May 18th NL Player of the Week
1989 Aug 27th AL Player of the Week

Putouts as P s c a p y
1984 NL  20 (4th)
1987 NL  25 (2nd)
1989 AL  26 (3rd)
Career  243 (46th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1989 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
Career  1.85 (83rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1985 NL  1.83 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1981 NL  1.000 (1st)
1987 NL  1.000 (1st)
1990 AL  1.000 (1st)
1993 AL  1.000 (1st)

Salary s c a p y
1991 AL  $3,450,000 (7th)

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