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Mel NelsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1960-1969 MLB Years: 1960-1969
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PositionsP-93Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMelvin Frederick Nelson
Height6-0Weight185BatsRightThrowsLeft
Born DateMay 30,1936 [83.198]PlaceSan Diego,California
High SchoolSan Bernardino (San Bernardino,CA)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1956 by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Signing ScoutsKen Penner
MLB DebutSeptember 27,1960 [24.120]
OrganizationsSLN [3] MIN [2] ANA [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID15916Retrosheet IDnelsm101MLBAM ID119708
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts37Walks45Hittable27SO/BB28vsPower27Hitting24Durability28Team.553Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1960St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35S/R24013.3821100108.07331270001.137.881.132.257.883.50.0003.15
1963Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana43Rel27235.3036333007152.2553431732414001.659.401.205.477.011.28.4004.47
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29Rel29044.12283250013354.2572925723314001.469.381.153.795.101.35.0004.31
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26Rel310054.0010100000.03221000009.0081.0027.00----0.00-41.54
1968St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln47S/R32212.9118414108152.249201739160001.108.370.511.542.731.78.6673.03
1969St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln47Rel330111.8180800205.013770330003.0021.94--5.065.061.00.0003.07
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter4104.4093118210315171.218495851969988001.469.540.983.585.081.42.2861.49
Los Angeles Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter235.3036333007152.2553431732414001.659.401.205.477.011.28.400-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter044.42293260013354.1603127823314001.519.821.313.765.071.35.000-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter233.68285231011165.1693027414260001.269.410.551.913.551.86.400-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings5134.401181410410396220.0233120108248712410001.469.540.983.585.081.42.2781.49

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1960St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35p2422010001000100000.500.500.5001.0001021.000.000.000.4520.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1963Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana43p273911010000000300000.091.091.091.1821011.125.000.000.0810.0027.270.000.000.000.00
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29p29289010000000501000.111.111.111.2221010.250.000.000.1000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1968St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln47p321812220002001400000.167.231.167.3982013.250.000.083.1927.6930.774.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter87342500030011301000.147.171.147.3185036.238.000.029.0002.7836.1113.000.000.000.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2014230003001500000.214.267.214.4813015.333.000.071.0006.6733.335.000.000.000.00
Los Angeles Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3911010000000300000.091.091.091.1821011.125.000.000.0000.0027.270.000.000.000.00
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter289010000000501000.111.111.111.2221010.250.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162634900060022402000.147.171.147.3189067.238.000.029.0002.7836.1113.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1960St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24P2-8-1--111.0000.500.13-----2100.01.3
1963Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana27P36-52115--16161.0000.440.31-----3992.322.4
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29P28-5428--10101.0000.360.19-----28100.017.3
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin31P1---------------1100.00.6
1968St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32P18-5239--12121.0000.670.23-----18100.011.1
1969St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33P8-51---111.0000.130.20-----8100.04.9
MLB Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P93-171733--40401.0000.430.23-----930.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1960St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln242----------
1963Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana2736----------
1965Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2928----------
1967Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin311----------
1968St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3218----------
1969St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln338----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1968St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB32000.001001.0000100.000.000.000.009.0000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0010100001.0000001000.000.000.000.009.0000.00.000

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1986Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak50Scout1627686.46916.04Tony La Russa,Jeff Newman,Jackie Moore
1991St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln55Scout1628478.51914.02Joe Torre
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou63Scout1629765.599--1Larry DierkerLost in 1st Round (Braves)
2003Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou67Scout1628775.5371.02Jimy Williams-
* 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.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1967-11-29Purchased by Cardinals from Twins. 
1964-05-25Purchased by Twins from Angels. 
1962-10-15Purchased by Angels from Cardinals. 
1956-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.