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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
David William Palmer
Stat Years
1976-1990  [mlb] 1978-1989
Height/Weight
6-1 / 205
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (271)
Draft Position
p
Born Date/Place
High School
Glens Falls (Glens Falls,NY)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the Montreal Expos in Round #21 (#489 overall) of the 1976 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1978-09-09 - Boxscore  (Age: 20.325)
Service Time
Organizations
MON [8] ATL [2] PHI [1] CLE [1] DET [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 16309 ... retro id: palmd001 ... mlbam id: 120193
Relations
Brother of John Palmer
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1976LethbridgePioRk----181---057.201300000045.0584936028440001.9111.600.005.608.809.801.57.000
    1976Minor Totals: byYearRk----181---057.2013000013045.0584936028440001.9111.600.005.608.809.801.57.000
    1977West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+mon-192---682.87251930060119.01204938444885001.389.080.303.336.663.712.00.429
    1977Minor Totals: MONbyYearA+----191---682.87251930060119.01204938444885001.389.080.303.336.663.712.00.429
    1978West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+mon-203---421.94773000051.044231114581010.947.760.180.7110.244.0614.50.667
    1978Memphis ChicksSouAAmon-203---8103.051919104000130.01075744544784031.167.410.353.055.403.951.77.444
    1978Montreal ExposNLMLBmon46203Log - Sp - Ext - Perf012.7951001409.29431270001.148.380.931.866.523.723.50.000
    1978Minor Totals: MONbyYearA+/AA----202---12122.732626134000181.015180556481365041.107.510.302.396.763.982.83.500
    1978MLB Totals: MONbyYearMLB----201Log - Sp - Ext - Perf012.9351001409.79431270001.208.800.981.966.853.913.50.000
    1979Montreal ExposNLMLBmon46214Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1022.6436112113252122.211041361030722021.148.070.732.205.283.012.40.833
    1979MLB Totals: MONbyYearMLB----211Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1022.6536112113252122.711041361030722021.158.100.742.215.303.022.40.833
    1980Montreal ExposNLMLBmon46225Log - Sp - Ext - Perf862.98241931050129.212453431130731221.198.610.762.085.073.682.43.571
    1980MLB Totals: MONbyYearMLB----221Log - Sp - Ext - Perf863.00241931050129.712453431130731221.198.640.772.095.093.692.43.571
    1981West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+mon-236---000.82330000011.09110570011.277.360.004.095.730.821.40.000
    1981Memphis ChicksSouAAmon-236---000.0011000000.00110100000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00.000
    1981Minor Totals: MONbyYearAA/A+----232---001.64440000011.09220670011.367.360.004.915.731.641.17.000
    1982Memphis ChicksSouAAmon-247---323.51991100051.1382120533442021.386.660.885.797.713.681.33.600
    1982Montreal ExposNLMLBmon46247Log - Sp - Ext - Perf643.1813131000073.2603426336466121.307.330.374.405.624.151.28.600
    1982Minor Totals: MONbyYearAA----241---323.52991100051.3382120533442021.396.690.885.817.753.701.33.600
    1982MLB Totals: MONbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf643.2013131000073.7603426336466121.317.380.374.435.664.181.28.600
    1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon46268Log - Sp - Ext - Perf733.84201911010105.11014545544660201.388.630.433.765.643.841.50.700
    1984MLB Totals: MONbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf733.85201911010105.31014545544660201.388.650.433.775.653.851.50.700
    1985Montreal ExposNLMLBmon46279Log - Sp - Ext - Perf7103.71242300010135.212860565671069031.448.490.334.447.033.981.58.412
    1985MLB Totals: MONbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf7103.73242300010135.712860565671069031.448.520.334.467.063.991.58.412
    1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl462810Log - Sp - Ext - Perf11103.65353520000209.21819885171021709051.357.770.734.387.304.211.67.524
    1986MLB Totals: ATLbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf11103.66353520000209.71819885171021709051.357.790.734.397.314.221.67.524
    1987Greenville BravesSouAAatl-2911---100.0011000005.03000360001.205.400.005.4010.800.002.001.000
    1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl462911Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8114.90282800000152.1169948317641115071.539.981.003.786.565.551.73.421
    1987Minor Totals: ATLbyYearAA----291---100.0011000005.03000360001.205.400.005.4010.800.002.001.000
    1987MLB Totals: ATLbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8114.91282800000152.3169948317641115071.5310.001.013.796.575.561.73.421
    1988Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi453012Log - Sp - Ext - Perf794.47222211000129.01296764848852001.379.000.563.355.934.671.77.438
    1988MLB Totals: PHIbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf794.47222211000129.01296764848852001.379.000.563.355.934.671.77.438
    1989Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-3113---243.9310100000055.0493424323332021.318.020.493.765.405.561.43.333
    1989Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcle-3113---224.23870011038.1352118021283021.468.220.004.936.574.931.33.500
    1989Detroit TigersALMLBdet163113Log - Sp - Ext - Perf037.79550000017.1251915111120002.0812.980.525.716.239.871.09.000
    1989Minor Totals: CLE-DETbyYearAAA----312---464.0618170011093.3845542344615041.378.120.294.255.905.321.39.400
    1989MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf037.89550000017.3251915111120002.1113.160.535.796.3210.001.09.000
    1990Reno Silver SoxCalifA+----3214---103.37330000010.284406100011.316.750.005.068.443.371.671.000
    1990Minor Totals: byYearA+----321---103.53330000010.784406100011.377.060.005.298.823.531.671.000
    MLB Totals (10 yrs)64593.78212176104143621,085.0103651545678434748345211.358.590.653.606.204.271.72.520
    National League Totals (9 yrs)64563.72207171104143621,067.7101149644177423736345211.348.530.653.576.214.181.74.533
    American League Totals (1 yrs)037.89550000017.3251915111120002.1113.160.535.796.3210.001.09.000
    Minor League Totals27333.4499791751200516.347126019718212396170121.328.210.313.706.914.531.87.450
    Minor: Rk Totals057.2013000013045.0584936028440001.9111.600.005.608.809.801.57.000
    Minor: A+ Totals11102.54383260060191.718177545591636031.268.520.242.787.673.622.76.524
    Minor: AA Totals12123.143030115000186.3148796510811286051.237.160.483.926.193.821.58.500
    Minor: AAA Totals464.0618170011093.3845542344615041.378.120.294.255.905.321.39.400
    Montreal Expos Totals (6 yrs)38263.26122867314362576.75322372093520937018591.298.310.553.265.783.701.77.594
    Atlanta Braves Totals (2 yrs)19214.18636320000362.035019216834166281140121.438.700.854.136.994.771.69.475
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (1 yrs)794.47222211000129.01296764848852001.379.000.563.355.934.671.77.438
    Detroit Tigers Totals (1 yrs)037.89550000017.3251915111120002.1113.160.535.796.3210.001.09.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1977West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+mon-19p---1250000000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1978Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4620pL-S-E-P251000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1979Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4621pL-S-E-P336311100000011504001.032.063.032.0953610.032.000.0632.7841.6715.000.00.000.0
    1980Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4622pL-S-E-P425453920030021502000.200.234.244.47849112.089.044.3004.0830.617.500.00.0022.2
    1982Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4624pL-S-E-P51324210000000703000.042.042.042.0842710.000.000.0590.0025.930.000.00.000.0
    1984Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4626pL-S-E-P620332510130001206000.152.152.273.4253992.121.121.2000.0030.770.0033.02.5640.0
    1985Montreal ExposNLMLBmon4627pL-S-E-P724361410000001005002.111.111.139.2504151.028.028.1540.0024.390.000.00.0025.0
    1986Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl4628pL-S-E-P83566312301600117010001.182.194.273.46777184.106.091.2291.3022.0817.0066.01.3033.3
    1987Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl4629pL-S-E-P928484610150011508001.125.143.208.35157102.104.083.1561.7526.3215.0048.01.7533.3
    1988Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi4530pL-S-E-P1022396104026000409001.256.256.513.76948206.256.257.2420.008.330.0019.54.1760.0
    MLB Totals (9 yrs)208323224812052300595047006.149.162.232.3943757517.099.083.1931.3325.3319.0064.61.3335.4
    National League Totals (9 yrs)208323224812052300595047006.149.162.232.3943757517.099.083.1931.3325.3319.0064.61.3335.4
    Montreal Expos Totals (6 yrs)123170920401600359020003.118.133.159.292193275.059.041.1731.5530.5719.67170.00.5225.0
    Atlanta Braves Totals (2 yrs)631147184021100232018002.158.172.246.418134286.105.088.2001.4923.8816.0057.01.4933.3
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (1 yrs)22396104026000409001.256.256.513.76948206.256.257.2420.008.330.0019.54.1760.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1978West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+20P700.0512201917.8952.400.004.9100.014
    1978Memphis ChicksSouAA20P1900.01226204038.9502.000.0013.2100.04
    1978Montreal ExposNLMLB20P509.2051065.8331.000.543.1100.015
    1979Montreal ExposNLMLB21P360122.2717102524.9600.700.2022.5100.05
    1980Montreal ExposNLMLB22P240129.2926203735.9461.500.2714.896.07
    1981West Palm Beach ExposFSLA+23P300.01400551.0001.700.002.2100.015
    1982Memphis ChicksSouAA24P900.0760013131.0001.400.006.3100.014
    1982Montreal ExposNLMLB24P13073.2710111817.9441.300.238.0100.010
    1984Montreal ExposNLMLB26P200105.12013113433.9711.700.3112.4100.010
    1985Montreal ExposNLMLB27P240135.21721133938.9741.600.2814.9100.09
    1986Atlanta BravesNLMLB28P350209.218330351511.0001.500.2421.7100.08
    1987Atlanta BravesNLMLB29P280152.1925123534.9711.200.2217.4100.08
    1988Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB30P220129.01412122726.9631.200.2013.7100.09
    1989Toledo Mud HensILAAA31P1000.059201614.8751.400.006.9100.015
    1989Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAA31P800.078101615.9381.900.005.6100.015
    1989Detroit TigersALMLB31P5017.1211043.7500.600.183.1100.018
    1990Reno Silver SoxCalifA+32P300.01301441.0001.300.002.2100.019
    MLB Totals - (P)21201,0821031631012276266.9641.300.250.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)18001217303229.9061.600.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)28001932205351.9621.800.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (P)1300719212826.9292.000.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1978MLB5----------
    1978Minor26----------
    1979MLB36----------
    1980MLB24----------
    1981Minor3----------
    1982MLB13----------
    1982Minor9----------
    1984MLB20----------
    1985MLB24----------
    1986MLB35----------
    1987MLB28----------
    1988MLB22----------
    1989MLB5----------
    1989Minor18----------
    1990Minor3----------
    Totals271----------