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Dave MeierTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1979-1988 MLB Years: 1984-1988
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Drafted
Rated Prospect

PositionsOF-526, 3B-85, SS-25, 1B-16, DH-7, 2B-2Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDavid Keith Meier
Height6-0Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 8,1959 [59.012]PlaceHelena,Montana
High SchoolBullard (Fresno,CA)
CollegeStanford University (Stanford,CA), Fresno City College (Fresno,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 5th round (114th overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (61st overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the California Angels [Team Picks] in the 31st round (710th overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-MIN-#5 ... 1984-MIN-#3
MLB DebutApril 3,1984 [24.239]
OrganizationsMIN [5] TEX [1] CHN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID15254Retrosheet IDmeied001MLBAM ID118915
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed42Power55Contact56XBH49RBIs69Runs68Hitting74Durability65Team.522Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1of19582104764133236134292235400.305.390.424.8148918251.326.119.300.36711.558.760.760.80105.0028.13
1980Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1of2051201335813123534231411000.289.364.393.7577916226.303.104.214.34710.186.190.610.88100.5027.59
1981Stanford UniversityPac10NCAA-1of21542155287152105724261001600.405.457.6331.09013627248.383.228.340.48110.484.030.384.0321.5031.03
1981Visalia OaksCalifA+min-ss-of2171273539212095083342801300.337.406.480.88613121311.347.143.286.40310.939.000.822.8930.3322.83
1982Orlando TwinsSouAAmin-of221344747113619786346657713500.287.371.407.77819334548.325.120.253.35211.8614.051.181.4659.2525.00
1983Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-of231264266314321686812555412620.336.408.469.87720035490.365.133.261.39111.2211.020.981.6353.2524.48
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin7of2459147183581013016913105.238.271.306.577459158.252.068.102.2623.805.701.500.000.0025.71
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin7of25711041527601806181213000.260.374.346.720367126.286.086.202.33514.299.520.670.79104.0025.93
1987Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-of2712944772143364188623576721920.320.392.539.93124158516.337.219.345.39811.0512.981.183.4924.8340.56
1987Texas RangersALMLBtex51of271321461000000400002.286.286.333.6197121.353.047.048.2730.0019.050.000.000.0016.67
1988Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-3b-of2812545669139197208345417400630.305.358.509.86723246503.323.204.292.3818.1514.711.803.9822.8033.09
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn203b2825020001000100000.400.400.400.800205.500.000.000.3620.0020.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter145277377015112207242626107.253.316.325.6419017310.275.072.134.0007.748.391.080.32277.0024.29
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter585207632865310724633501919252300472970.315.385.480.8659971942368.339.165.287.00010.6412.671.192.6632.9529.71
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3801329204425761746237710153195332170.320.386.506.8926731391509.342.186.299.00010.1412.921.273.0528.8932.71
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1344747113619786346657713500.287.371.407.77819334548.325.120.253.00011.8614.051.181.4659.2525.00
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter71273539212095083342801300.337.406.480.88613121311.347.143.286.00010.939.000.822.8930.3322.83
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1636261322094161412818127846471000.334.405.486.89130461725.339.152.286.00010.766.340.591.9344.7129.19
Minnesota Twins Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter130251336214112107242126105.247.317.323.6408116284.265.076.143.0008.457.390.880.35251.0025.81
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1321461000000400002.286.286.333.6197121.353.047.048.0000.0019.050.000.000.0016.67
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter25020001000100000.400.400.400.800205.500.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162309417817112508272927108.253.316.325.64110119346.275.072.134.0007.748.391.080.32277.0024.29
Average Minor - Per 162 games16257591181307179755708312820.315.385.480.86527654656.339.165.287.00010.6412.671.192.6632.9529.71

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1983Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-Rel23009.0010100101.02110000002.0018.00------0.00--
1988Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-Rel28000.0010100101.0000000000----------0.00--
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter004.5020200202.02110000001.009.00------0.00--
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter004.5020200202.02110000001.009.00------0.00--
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings004.502200220002200220.02201101100000001.009.00------0.00--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1981Visalia Oaks CalifA+min21SS24--27591079686.8963.58------7133.817.1
1981Visalia Oaks CalifA+min21OF18--303--33331.0001.83------7125.412.9
1981Visalia Oaks CalifA+min213B17--823313431.9121.82------7123.912.1
1982Orlando Twins SouAAmin22OF126--2431145258254.9842.02------13494.087.5
1982Orlando Twins SouAAmin223B7--516222321.9133.00------1345.24.9
1982Orlando Twins SouAAmin222B2--1---111.0000.50------1341.51.4
1982Orlando Twins SouAAmin22SS1--5---551.0005.00------1340.70.7
1983Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin23OF123--224673237230.9701.87------12697.687.9
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24OF50--8722-9189.9781.78------5984.730.9
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24DH4---------------596.82.5
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin243B1---------------591.70.6
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25OF63--771117978.9871.24------7188.738.9
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25DH3---------------714.21.9
1987Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex27OF112--163961178172.9661.54------12986.880.0
1987Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex273B10--822-230301.0003.00------1297.87.1
1987Texas RangersALMLBtex27OF8--11-1-1211.9171.38------1361.54.9
1988Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn283B49--3665125113101.8942.06------12539.234.5
1988Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn28OF26--36---36361.0001.38------12520.818.3
1988Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn281B16--1357-121421421.0008.88------12512.811.3
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn283B1--1---111.0001.00------250.00.6
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF121--175341182178.9781.47------1210.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH7---------------70.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B2--1---111.0000.50------20.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF261--42315134451438.9711.68------2610.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B59--4487127143131.9162.22------590.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B16--1357-121421421.0008.88------160.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF126--2431145258254.9842.02------1260.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B7--516222321.9133.00------70.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B2--1---111.0000.50------20.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS1--5---551.0005.00------10.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS24--27591079686.8963.58------240.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF18--303--33331.0001.83------180.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B17--823313431.9121.82------170.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1981Visalia Oaks CalifA+min21----2417---18-
1982Orlando Twins SouAAmin22---217---126-
1983Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin23---------123-
1984Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24-----1---504
1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25---------633
1987Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex27-----10---112-
1987Texas RangersALMLBtex27---------8-
1988Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn28--16--49---26-
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28-----1-----

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1988-03-17TradeTraded by Rangers with Greg Tabor to Cubs for Ray Hayward. 
1986-12-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1985-12-20Released by Twins. 
* 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.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll2560,000-51628-370,78060,00060,000
1987Texas RangersTeam Payroll2760,000-59524-344,90660,000120,000
1988Chicago CubsTeam Payroll2862,500-60432-392,10762,500182,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red