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Dave HiltonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1971-1981 MLB Years: 1972-1975
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Positions3B-233, 2B-40Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn David Hilton
Born DateSeptember 15,1950PlaceUvalde,Texas
Death DateSeptember 17,2017 [67.002]
High SchoolJones (Houston,TX)
CollegeSouthwest Texas Junior College (Uvalde,TX), Rice University (Houston,TX)

DraftedSelected by the San Diego Padres [Team Picks] in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1971 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsJack Bloomfield
MLB DebutSeptember 10,1972 [21.360]
OrganizationsSDN [5] PIT [2] CLE [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID12829Retrosheet IDhiltd101MLBAM ID115959
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Player Notes:   First player ever drafted out of Southwest Texas Junior College in 1971
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed69Power55Contact70XBH65RBIs49Runs38Hitting45Durability34Team.415Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
1972San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn183b2113472102105103601000.
1973San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn183b-2b227023421469051621193514064.
1974San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn83b237421717528211235132803115.240.281.309.5906711234.
1975San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn103b2448000000000000001.
1977Toledo Mud HensILAAAcle-2611341352981631366145306615600.237.287.385.67215932455.
1980Portland BeaversPCLAAApit-2960229265914162744172002100.258.308.406.7149321249.
1981Portland BeaversPCLAAApit-3b301184025211219334083313604510.279.326.363.68914625442.
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter16150640108193633663569181710.
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter554205729155510918502622612781221111210.270.295.413.7088501772159.
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2911044130269497221332612781221111210.258.307.381.688398781146.
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter135520751643061673000000000.315.315.488.80325452520.
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter128493861223051256000000000.247.247.402.64919847493.
San Diego Padres Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter16150640108193633663569181710.
Average MLB - Per 162 games16250940109193633663569181710.
Average Minor - Per 162 games16260285162325157784233603400.270.295.413.70824952631.

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
1972San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn213B13-1141219213331.9392.380.27-----13100.08.5
1973San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn223B46-3984088411132128.9702.780.32-----7065.728.4
1973San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn222B24-2023953289492.9793.830.46-----7034.314.8
1974San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn233B55--5194813153145.9482.64------7474.334.0
1974San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn232B15--1919444238.9052.53------7420.39.3
1975San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn243B4--271-109.9002.25------4100.02.5
1981Portland Beavers PCLAAApit303B115--981881021296286.9662.49------11897.583.9
1981Portland Beavers PCLAAApit302B1---1--111.0001.00------1180.80.7
MLB Totals for 3B - 4 season(s)-   3B118-5121052081525328313.9542.650.61-----1180.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B39-2025872612136130.9563.330.64-----390.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B115--981881021296286.9662.49------1150.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1972San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn21-----13-----
1973San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn22---24-46-----
1974San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn23---15-55-----
1975San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn24-----4-----
1981Portland Beavers PCLAAApit30---1-115-----

Jobs in Baseball

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1984Visalia OaksCalifA+Minormin33Manager1406674.47116.04 
1987Milwaukee BrewersALMLBMLBmil36First Base Coach1629171.5627.03Tom Trebelhorn
1988Milwaukee BrewersALMLBMLBmil37First Base Coach1628775.5372.03Tom Trebelhorn
1989San Jose GiantsCalifA+Minorsfn38Hitting Coach1428161.5708.02Duane EspyLost in Semi-Finals
1992Idaho Falls GemsPioRkMinoratl41Manager762749.35526.04 
1993Greenville BravesSouAAMinoratl42Hitting Coach1427567.528--1Bruce KimmLost in Semi-Finals
1994Macon BravesSALAMinoratl43Hitting Coach1377364.53313.53Leon Roberts
1995Macon BravesSALAMinoratl44Hitting Coach1417170.5048.54Nelson Norman
1996Tyler WildcattersTex-LAIndIndy-45Manager993663.36431.56 
1997Frederick KeysCaroA+Minorbal46Manager1406971.49313.02 Lost in Semi-Finals
1998Durham BullsILAAAMinortba47Hitting Coach1448064.556--1Billy EversLost in Finals
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

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Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1976-10-22Purchased by Blue Jays from Padres. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.