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Dave NelsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1964-1977 MLB Years: 1968-1977
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Positions2B-466, 3B-202, DH-32, OF-19, SS-14, 1B-3Position when Drafted2B-3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDavid Earl Nelson
Height5-10Weight160BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJune 20,1944PlaceFort Sill,Oklahoma
Death DateApril 23,2018 [73.307]
High SchoolJunipero Serra (Gardena,CA)
CollegeCal State Los Angeles (Los Angeles,CA), El Camino-Compton Center (Compton,CA)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1964 by the Cleveland Indians.
MLB DebutApril 11,1968 [23.295]
OrganizationsCLE [6] TEX [4] WS2 [2] KCA [2] Awards0Awards Voting1-2
TBC Player ID15909Retrosheet IDnelsd101MLBAM ID119699
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (2B) in 1968
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed95Power35Contact53XBH35RBIs43Runs70Hitting47Durability32Team.457Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1964DubuqueMidwA-2012043898111144839000000000.253.253.358.61115726438.240.105.105.2690.000.000.001.8354.7523.42
1965SalinasCalifA+-2111742993118910429000000000.275.275.371.64615923429.268.096.096.2850.000.000.000.93107.2519.49
1966PawtucketEastAA-2212946885114147340000000000.244.244.323.56715124468.239.079.079.2480.000.000.000.64156.0021.05
1967PortlandPCLAAA-2310336956103124115000000000.279.279.341.62012617369.277.062.062.2780.000.000.000.27369.0016.50
1968Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle142b2488189264445019237173516301.233.295.307.602589216.280.074.249.2777.8716.202.060.000.0020.45
1969Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle142b2552123112500064392612212.203.259.203.462250137.253.000.081.2186.5718.982.890.000.000.00
1970DenverAmerAAA-26532063676176220000000000.369.369.539.90811125206.363.170.170.4000.000.000.000.97103.0032.89
1970Washington Senators IIALMLBws2142b264710751710042172400202.159.207.168.375181116.200.009.084.1796.0320.693.430.000.005.88
1971DenverAmerAAA-27502023762104223000000000.307.307.426.7338616202.300.119.119.3290.000.000.000.99101.0025.81
1971Washington Senators IIALMLBws2153b27853294792113533178232914129.280.328.377.70512419358.294.097.195.3206.428.101.261.4065.8020.65
1972Texas RangersALMLBtex13b28145499681131632285117678159034.226.324.283.60714121580.267.057.259.28711.5513.971.210.34249.5018.58
1973Texas RangersALMLBtex12b2914257671165244748431634780113311.286.325.378.70321835624.320.092.198.3185.4512.502.291.1282.2921.21
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex52b3012147471112131342251334724113017.236.291.287.57813617526.271.051.148.2736.4613.692.120.57158.0015.18
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex52b312880917102106081012113.213.289.300.58924392.217.087.263.2748.7010.871.252.1740.0017.65
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32b3278153243642117155142603101.235.298.307.605477171.276.072.229.2858.1915.201.860.58153.0019.44
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32b-dh3327488931041371100001.188.291.292.58314455.243.104.208.27112.7320.001.570.000.0044.44
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter8132578340630771920211187732203921348161051.244.305.312.6178051162875.280.068.197.0007.6513.631.780.70128.9018.41
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter5722112405584763520166000000000.277.277.374.6517901312112.270.097.098.0000.000.000.000.95105.6022.43
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2067771292413914558000000000.310.310.416.72632358777.306.106.106.0000.000.000.000.64155.4024.07
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12946885114147340000000000.244.244.323.56715124468.239.079.079.0000.000.000.000.64156.0021.05
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11742993118910429000000000.275.275.371.64615923429.268.096.096.0000.000.000.000.93107.2519.49
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12043898111144839000000000.253.253.358.61115726438.240.105.105.0000.000.000.001.8354.7523.42
Texas Rangers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter4361629219407548141281254614324110337735.250.313.319.632519761822.285.069.205.0007.8513.231.690.77116.3618.67
Washington Senators II Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter132436521091235371993053143211.250.298.326.62414220474.273.076.167.0006.3311.181.771.0587.2018.35
Cleveland Indians Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1403123769450252710266128513.221.281.266.547839353.270.045.183.0007.3717.282.350.000.0013.04
Kansas City Royals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter105201324573121168213703102.224.296.303.5996111226.268.079.224.0009.2916.371.760.44201.0024.44
Average MLB - Per 162 games16251468126154442371544783103210.244.305.312.61716023573.280.068.197.0007.6513.631.780.70128.9018.41
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625981151652210647000000000.277.277.374.65122437598.270.097.098.0000.000.000.000.95105.6022.43

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1968Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle242B59--115114326232229.9873.88------8867.036.6
1968Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24SS14--913112322.9571.57------8815.98.7
1969Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle252B33--7894628178172.9665.21------5263.520.5
1969Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25OF2--1---111.0000.50------523.81.2
1970Washington Senators IIALMLBws2262B33--6479219145143.9864.33------4770.220.4
1971Washington Senators IIALMLBws2273B84--631491415226212.9382.52------8598.852.8
1971Washington Senators IIALMLBws2272B1---1--111.0001.00------851.20.6
1972Texas RangersALMLBtex283B118-10051072221925348329.9452.790.33-----14581.476.6
1972Texas RangersALMLBtex28OF17-13924-3-2724.8891.410.17-----14511.711.0
1973Texas RangersALMLBtex292B140-11753273641198702691.9844.940.59-----14298.686.4
1973Texas RangersALMLBtex29DH1---------------1420.70.6
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex302B120--2953372074652632.9695.27------12199.275.0
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex30DH1---------------1210.80.6
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex312B23--5660516121116.9595.04------2882.114.2
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex31DH1---------------283.60.6
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca322B46--7088414162158.9753.43------7859.028.4
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32DH22---------------7828.213.6
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca321B3--92-311111.0003.67------783.81.9
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca332B11--1114232725.9262.27------2740.76.8
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33DH7---------------2725.94.3
MLB Totals for 2B - 9 season(s)-   2B466-1175101611515327822202167.9764.651.84-----4660.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B202-10051703713340574541.9432.680.54-----2020.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 5 season(s)-   DH32---------------320.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF19-13925-3-2825.8931.320.18-----190.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS14--913112322.9571.57------140.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B3--92-311111.0003.67------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1968Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24---5914------
1969Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25---33-----2-
1970Washington Senators IIALMLBws226---33-------
1971Washington Senators IIALMLBws227---1-84-----
1972Texas RangersALMLBtex28-----118---17-
1973Texas RangersALMLBtex29---140------1
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex30---120------1
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex31---23------1
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32--346------22
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33---11------7

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1976Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB3222000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs22000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha37First Base Coach1065452.5098.53Tony La Russa
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha38First Base Coach1628775.5376.03Tony La Russa
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha39First Base Coach1629963.611--1Tony La RussaLost ALCS (Orioles)
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha40First Base Coach1627488.45710.05Tony La Russa
1992Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle48First Base Coach1627686.46920.04Mike Hargrove
1993Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle49First Base Coach1627686.46919.06Mike Hargrove
1994Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle50First Base Coach1136647.5841.02Mike Hargrove
1995Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle51First Base Coach14410044.694--1Mike HargroveLost World Series (Braves)
1996Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle52First Base Coach1619962.615--1Mike HargroveLost in 1st Round (Orioles)
1997Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle53First Base Coach1618675.534--1Mike HargroveLost World Series (Marlins)
1998Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle54Broadcaster1628973.549--1Mike HargroveLost ALCS (Yankees)
1999Cleveland IndiansALMLBMLBcle55Broadcaster1629765.599--1Mike HargroveLost in 1st Round (Red Sox)
2003Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBMLBmil59First Base Coach1626894.42020.06Ned Yost-
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBMLBmil60First Base Coach1616794.41637.56Ned Yost-
2005Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBMLBmil61First Base Coach1628181.50019.03Ned Yost-
2006Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBMLBmil62First Base Coach1627587.4638.54Ned Yost
2010Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBMLBmil66Broadcaster1627785.47514.03Ken Macha
* 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

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1978-04-01Released by Royals. 
1975-11-12TradeTraded by Rangers to Royals for Nelson Briles. 
1969-12-05TradeTraded by Indians with Ron Law and Horacio Pina to Senators for Barry Moore and Dennis Higgins. 
1964-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
* 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.