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David Wells

David Lee Wells (Boomer) (twitter: @BoomerWells33)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 187 lb.

Born: May 20, 1963 in Torrance, CA
High School: Point Loma HS (San Diego, CA)
Drafted
by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 1982 amateur draft.
Signed June 18, 1982. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 30, 1987 (Age 24.041)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1988 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Yankees/Tigers/Padres/RedSox/... 1987-2007
Agents: Gregg Clifton,Nina Wells, previously: Gregg Clifton [*]
Final Game: September 28, 2007 (Age 44.131)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1987 TOR AL 24 P 18 2 0 29.1 6 2 4 0 1 1.000 1.84 0.33 .955 1.84 1.82 1 3 75% 31% 0
1988 TOR AL 25 P 41 0 0 64.1 10 5 5 0 1 1.000 1.40 0.24 .961 1.78 1.77 5 1 17% 31% 1
1989 TOR AL 26 P 54 0 0 86.1 21 9 11 1 0 .952 2.08 0.37 .960 1.87 1.85 11 3 21% 31% 2
1990 TOR AL 27 P 43 25 0 189.0 39 7 32 0 1 1.000 1.86 0.91 .953 1.78 1.76 11 11 50% 34% 4
1991 TOR AL 28 P 40 28 2 198.1 42 5 35 2 1 .952 1.82 1.00 .956 1.80 1.80 8 13 62% 34% 3
1992 TOR AL 29 P 41 14 0 120.0 24 9 14 1 1 .958 1.72 0.56 .953 1.72 1.71 14 6 30% 34% 3
1993 DET AL 30 P 32 30 0 187.0 33 10 22 1 0 .970 1.54 1.00 .953 1.79 1.78 14 10 42% 36% 3
1994 DET AL 31 P 16 16 5 111.1 17 5 12 0 0 1.000 1.37 1.06 .956 1.72 1.71 8 6 43% 31% 3
1995 TOT MLB 32 P 29 29 6 203.0 39 15 22 2 2 .949 1.64 1.28 .959 1.81 1.79 13 6 32% 30% 3 AS
1995 DET AL 32 P 18 18 3 130.1 29 11 16 2 1 .931 1.86 1.50 .960 1.79 1.77 8 4 33% 31% 2
1995 CIN NL 32 P 11 11 3 72.2 10 4 6 0 1 1.000 1.24 0.91 .956 1.85 1.83 5 2 29% 30% 1
1996 BAL AL 33 P 34 34 3 224.1 55 15 39 1 4 .982 2.17 1.59 .960 1.77 1.76 26 4 13% 30% 2
1997 NYY AL 34 P 32 32 5 218.0 41 8 29 4 2 .902 1.53 1.16 .955 1.71 1.69 19 8 30% 33% 4
1998 NYY AL 35 P 30 30 8 214.1 38 8 27 3 1 .921 1.47 1.17 .958 1.78 1.76 9 7 44% 31% 0 AS,CYA-3,MVP-16
1999 TOR AL 36 P 34 34 7 231.2 37 7 30 0 2 1.000 1.44 1.09 .952 1.69 1.66 37 9 20% 33% 3
2000 TOR AL 37 P 35 35 9 229.2 29 8 18 3 1 .897 1.02 0.74 .956 1.62 1.60 14 7 33% 30% 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-17
2001 CHW AL 38 P 16 16 1 100.2 18 4 10 4 1 .778 1.25 0.88 .955 1.75 1.74 17 2 11% 29% 2
2002 NYY AL 39 P 31 31 2 206.1 31 6 24 1 2 .968 1.31 0.97 .957 1.69 1.67 14 4 22% 32% 1
2003 NYY AL 40 P 31 30 4 213.0 39 7 32 0 2 1.000 4 4 1.65 1.26 .957 1.73 1.71 16 5 24% 30% 4
2004 SDP NL 41 P 31 31 0 195.2 46 7 38 1 1 .978 -2 -2 2.07 1.45 .965 1.84 1.82 5 3 38% 28% 4
2005 BOS AL 42 P 30 30 2 184.0 25 3 19 3 2 .880 -2 -2 1.08 0.73 .954 1.70 1.68 8 5 38% 30% 4
2006 TOT MLB 43 P 13 13 0 75.1 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 -3 -8 0.96 0.62 .958 1.61 1.61 7 0 0% 29% 1
2006 BOS AL 43 P 8 8 0 47.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -4 0.96 0.63 .958 1.55 1.54 3 0 0% 30% 1
2006 SDP NL 43 P 5 5 0 28.1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 -2 -14 0.95 0.60 .957 1.72 1.72 4 0 0% 28% 0
2007 TOT NL 44 P 29 29 0 157.1 32 7 22 3 0 .906 0 0 1.66 1.00 .965 1.68 1.67 11 7 39% 25% 3
2007 SDP NL 44 P 22 22 0 118.2 25 5 19 1 0 .960 0 0 1.82 1.09 .965 1.68 1.67 9 4 31% 25% 2
2007 LAD NL 44 P 7 7 0 38.2 7 2 3 2 0 .714 0 0 1.16 0.71 .966 1.68 1.67 2 3 60% 25% 1
21 Seasons P 660 489 54 3439.0 630 149 451 30 25 .952 -3 0 1.57 0.91 .957 1.74 1.74 268 120 31% 32% 51
21 Seasons TOT 660 489 54 3439.0 630 149 451 30 25 .952 -3 -3 1.57 0.91 .957 1.74 1.74 268 120 31% 32% 51
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/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
1987 TOR AL 24 P
1988 TOR AL 25 P
1989 TOR AL 26 P
1990 TOR AL 27 P
1991 TOR AL 28 P
1992 TOR AL 29 P
1993 DET AL 30 P
1994 DET AL 31 P
1995 DET AL 32 P
1995 CIN NL 32 P
1996 BAL AL 33 P
1997 NYY AL 34 P
1998 NYY AL 35 P
1999 TOR AL 36 P
2000 TOR AL 37 P
2001 CHW AL 38 P
2002 NYY AL 39 P
2003 NYY AL 40 P 4 4 3 1 0
2004 SDP NL 41 P -2 -2 -3 1 1
2005 BOS AL 42 P -2 -2 -3 1 1
2006 BOS AL 43 P -1 -4 -1 0
2006 SDP NL 43 P -2 -14 -1 0 -1
2007 SDP NL 44 P 0 0 0 0 0
2007 LAD NL 44 P 0 0 -1 1
21 Seasons P -3 0 -6 3 2
21 Seasons TOT -3 -3 -6 3 2
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
1987 TOR AL 24 18 2 0 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 TOR AL 25 41 0 0 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 TOR AL 26 54 0 0 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 TOR AL 27 43 25 0 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 TOR AL 28 40 28 0 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 TOR AL 29 41 14 0 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 DET AL 30 32 30 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 DET AL 31 16 16 0 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 DET AL 32 18 18 0 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 CIN NL 32 11 11 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 BAL AL 33 34 34 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 NYY AL 34 32 32 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 NYY AL 35 30 30 1 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 TOR AL 36 34 34 2 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 TOR AL 37 35 35 2 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 CHW AL 38 16 16 1 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 NYY AL 39 31 31 2 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 NYY AL 40 31 30 2 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 SDP NL 41 31 31 29 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 BOS AL 42 30 30 2 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 BOS AL 43 8 8 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 SDP NL 43 5 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 SDP NL 44 22 22 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 LAD NL 44 7 7 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Seasons 660 489 86 660 660 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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%
1987 TOR AL 24 132 73% 23% 4 75% 0 2 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 100%
1988 TOR AL 25 280 73% 31% 6 100% 0 5 1 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1989 TOR AL 26 352 76% 29% 10 100% 0 9 2 7 10 7 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1990 TOR AL 27 759 83% 28% 26 96% 0 7 2 4 30 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 9 100%
1991 TOR AL 28 811 85% 31% 22 100% 0 5 1 2 35 19 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 100%
1992 TOR AL 29 529 85% 29% 12 92% 0 9 0 7 15 8 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 67%
1993 DET AL 30 776 80% 30% 25 68% 0 10 1 8 23 17 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 67%
1994 DET AL 31 464 83% 31% 12 83% 0 5 1 4 12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67%
1995 DET AL 32 539 81% 33% 15 93% 1 11 0 10 16 11 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 100%
1995 CIN NL 32 300 81% 33% 7 86% 1 4 1 3 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 100%
1996 BAL AL 33 946 84% 35% 47 83% 1 15 4 9 38 25 3 1 0 1 0 1 4 2 3 1 9 78%
1997 NYY AL 34 922 81% 32% 31 84% 0 8 1 6 29 19 2 4 0 1 3 0 2 2 2 0 4 100%
1998 NYY AL 35 851 80% 31% 29 93% 0 8 1 5 28 25 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 50%
1999 TOR AL 36 987 80% 33% 27 100% 0 7 0 7 30 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 3 100%
2000 TOR AL 37 972 82% 32% 21 81% 1 8 1 7 18 14 0 3 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 7 71%
2001 CHW AL 38 432 85% 31% 12 83% 0 4 1 3 10 7 1 4 0 0 4 2 1 1 1 0 4 50%
2002 NYY AL 39 873 81% 31% 27 100% 2 4 3 1 25 20 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 5 100%
2003 NYY AL 40 887 88% 37% 31 97% 0 7 2 5 32 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 6 100%
2004 SDP NL 41 804 86% 39% 41 85% 0 7 1 5 38 31 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 16 81%
2005 BOS AL 42 780 85% 40% 18 83% 0 3 0 2 19 12 2 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 6 83%
2006 BOS AL 43 206 86% 41% 4 100% 0 1 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 SDP NL 43 118 88% 42% 2 100% 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2007 SDP NL 44 532 84% 33% 21 86% 0 5 0 4 19 15 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 80%
2007 LAD NL 44 162 87% 40% 2 100% 0 2 0 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Seasons 14414 83% 33% 452 89% 6 147 24 106 450 320 21 30 4 6 20 12 25 15 21 4 107 84%
MLB Averages 78% 32% 90% 84%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - 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
2013 BBWAA ( 0.9%)

Awards (yr lg award)
1998 AL ALCS MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1998 AL (16, 1%)
2000 AL (17, 1%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1998 AL (3, 22%)
2000 AL (3, 33%)
0.55 Career Shares (97th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1998 May 17th AL Player of the Week

Assists as P s c a p y
1991 AL  35 (5th)
1996 AL  39 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1997 AL  4 (5th)
2000 AL  3 (5th)
2001 AL  4 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1990 AL  1.000 (1st)
1999 AL  1.000 (1st)
2003 AL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
2003 AL  born 1963-05-20 (8th)
2004 NL  born 1963-05-20 (5th)
2005 AL  born 1963-05-20 (4th)
2006 AL  born 1963-05-20 (2nd)
2006 NL  born 1963-05-20 (6th)
2007 NL  born 1963-05-20 (3rd)

                           

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Name and misspellings: David Boomer dave David Lee Wells

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