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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
David Michael Rucker
Stat Years
1978-1989  [mlb] 1981-1988
Height/Weight
6-1 / 190
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
P (497)
Draft Position
p
Born Date/Place
High School
Eisenhower (Rialto,CA)
Colleges
University of La Verne (La Verne, California), UCLA (Los Angeles, California)
Draft
Selected by the Detroit Tigers in Round #16 (#402 overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase) 2 Draft Instances
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1981-04-12 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.223)
Service Time
Organizations
DET [6] SLN [2] PHI [2] PIT [2] TEX [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 17432 ... retro id: ruckd001 ... mlbam id: 121529
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1978Bristol TigersAppRkdet-201---105.1430000317.010541271001.7112.861.292.579.006.433.501.000
    1978Lakeland TigersFSLA+det-201---633.1918000018331.0261311013182021.267.550.003.775.233.771.38.667
    1978Minor Totals: DETbyYearRk/A+----202---733.5521000021438.0361815115253021.348.530.243.555.924.261.67.700
    1979Montgomery RebelsSouAAdet-212---474.59281110017196.0975649666643071.709.090.566.196.005.250.97.364
    1979Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-212---112.77220000013.011441180000.927.620.690.695.542.778.00.500
    1979Minor Totals: DETbyYearAAA/AA----212---584.383013100171109.01086053767723071.618.920.585.535.944.951.07.385
    1980Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-223---783.4252600046692.0945335352535061.599.200.295.095.185.181.02.467
    1980Minor Totals: DETbyYearAAA----221---783.4252600046692.0945335352535061.599.200.295.095.185.181.02.467
    1981Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-234---743.7635000035367.0603028442364001.528.060.545.644.844.030.86.636
    1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet49234Log - Sp - Ext - Perf006.7520002204.03430120011.006.750.002.254.509.002.00.000
    1981Minor Totals: DETbyYearAAA----231---743.7635000035367.0603028442364001.528.060.545.644.844.030.86.636
    1981MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf006.7520002204.03430120011.006.750.002.254.509.002.00.000
    1982Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-245---413.39300002230658.1532722229423041.418.180.314.476.484.171.45.800
    1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet49245Log - Sp - Ext - Perf563.3827410823064.0622624423311021.338.720.563.234.363.661.35.455
    1982Minor Totals: DETbyYearAAA----241---413.41300002230658.3532722229423041.418.210.314.496.514.181.45.800
    1982MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf563.3827410823064.0622624423311021.338.720.563.234.363.661.35.455
    1983Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-256---243.34182001316229.2251211121300001.557.580.306.379.103.641.43.333
    1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet18256Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1217.0043000109.01817172860012.8918.002.008.006.0017.000.75.333
    1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36256Log - Sp - Ext - Perf532.6834000934037.0361411118221011.468.760.244.385.353.411.22.625
    1983Minor Totals: DETbyYearAAA----251---243.39182001316229.7251211121300001.587.710.316.479.253.701.43.333
    1983MLB Totals: DET-SLNbyYearMLB----252Log - Sp - Ext - Perf655.4838300935046.0543128326281021.7410.570.595.095.486.071.08.545
    1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36267Log - Sp - Ext - Perf232.10500001550073.0622317034381011.327.640.004.194.682.841.12.400
    1984MLB Totals: SLNbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf232.10500001550073.0622317034381011.327.640.004.194.682.841.12.400
    1985Portland BeaversPCLAAAphi-278---104.5010000510116.0159824170001.198.441.132.259.565.064.251.000
    1985Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39278Log - Sp - Ext - Perf324.31393001136179.1834238640412021.559.420.684.544.654.761.03.600
    1985Minor Totals: PHIbyYearAAA----271---104.5010000510116.0159824170001.198.441.132.259.565.064.251.000
    1985MLB Totals: PHIbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf324.32393001136179.3834238640412021.559.440.684.554.664.781.03.600
    1986Portland BeaversPCLAAAphi-289---334.2612121000069.2713933126361011.399.170.133.364.655.041.38.500
    1986Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39289Log - Sp - Ext - Perf025.7619000519025.0341916414142001.9212.241.445.045.046.841.00.000
    1986Minor Totals: PHIbyYearAAA----281---334.2912121000069.7713933126361011.409.230.133.384.685.071.38.500
    1986MLB Totals: PHIbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf025.7619000519025.0341916414142001.9212.241.445.045.046.841.00.000
    1987Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-2910---324.25533001450565.2593831740375011.518.090.965.485.075.210.93.600
    1987Minor Totals: TEXbyYearAAA----291---324.28533001450565.7593831740375011.528.140.975.525.115.250.93.600
    1988Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-3011---010.8816000916430.21683118160011.114.700.295.284.702.350.89.000
    1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36,513011Log - Sp - Ext - Perf024.76310001131028.139191529161001.6912.390.642.865.086.041.78.000
    1988Minor Totals: PITbyYearAAA----301---010.8916000916430.71683118160011.134.770.305.364.772.380.89.000
    1988MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf024.80310001131028.339191529161001.7112.490.642.885.126.091.78.000
    1989Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-3112---114.35240001324231.0392015114183031.7111.320.294.065.235.811.29.500
    1989Minor Totals: PITbyYearAAA----311---114.35240001324231.0392015114183031.7111.320.294.065.235.811.29.500
    MLB Totals (8 yrs)16203.982061010611961319.7337164141191471708081.529.500.544.144.794.621.16.444
    National League Totals (5 yrs)10123.60173300511701242.725411797131151317041.529.440.484.274.874.351.14.455
    American League Totals (3 yrs)685.14337101026077.0834744632391041.499.700.703.744.565.491.22.429
    Minor League Totals40353.7730136207626534607.057631425430328382270251.498.540.444.865.664.661.16.533
    Minor: Rk Totals105.1430000317.010541271001.7112.861.292.579.006.433.501.000
    Minor: A+ Totals633.1918000018331.0261311013182021.267.550.003.775.233.771.38.667
    Minor: AA Totals474.59281110017196.0975649666643071.709.090.566.196.005.250.97.364
    Minor: AAA Totals29253.6225225107622729473.044324019023247293210161.468.430.444.705.584.571.19.537
    St. Louis Cardinals Totals (2 yrs)762.298400024840110.0983728152602021.368.020.084.254.913.031.15.538
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (2 yrs)344.675830016551104.311761541054554021.6410.120.864.674.765.271.02.429
    Detroit Tigers Totals (3 yrs)685.14337101026077.0834744632391041.499.700.703.744.565.491.22.429
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (1 yrs)024.80310001131028.339191529161001.7112.490.642.885.126.091.78.000
    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%
    1980Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-22p---15310100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.000110.000.0001.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3625pL-S-E-P2344000000000100000.000.000.000.000400.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.00.000.0
    1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3626pL-S-E-P3507010000000300000.143.143.143.286710.000.000.2500.0042.860.000.00.000.0
    1985Portland BeaversPCLAAAphi-27p---4102000000000100000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    1985Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3927pL-S-E-P44112241000001501000.333.385.417.8021451.167.084.5717.1435.715.000.00.0025.0
    1986Portland BeaversPCLAAAphi-28p---5128030001000101000.375.375.375.750930.000.000.4290.0011.110.000.00.000.0
    1986Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3928pL-S-E-P5191000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1988Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-30p---6162010001000100000.500.500.5001.000210.000.0001.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36,5130pL-S-E-P6312000000000200000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1989Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-31p---72410100000000010001.0001.0001.0002.000210.000.0001.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (5 yrs)175262510000011101000.192.222.231.4532861.077.039.3333.5739.2911.000.00.0020.0
    National League Totals (5 yrs)175262510000011101000.192.222.231.4532861.077.039.3333.5739.2911.000.00.0020.0
    Minor League Totals11514060002000302000.429.429.429.8581660.000.000.5450.0018.750.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals11514060002000302000.429.429.429.8581660.000.000.5450.0018.750.000.00.000.0
    St. Louis Cardinals Totals (2 yrs)8411010000000400000.091.091.091.1821110.000.000.1430.0036.360.000.00.000.0
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (2 yrs)6013241000001501000.308.357.385.7421551.154.077.5006.6733.335.000.00.0025.0
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (1 yrs)312000000000200000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    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
    1978Bristol TigersAppRk20P300.00200221.0000.700.004.3100.015
    1978Lakeland TigersFSLA+20P1800.00800881.0000.400.0013.0100.08
    1979Montgomery RebelsSouAA21P2800.0727223634.9441.200.0019.6100.02
    1979Evansville TripletsAmerAAA21P200.00200221.0001.000.001.5100.019
    1980Evansville TripletsAmerAAA22P5200.0528313633.9170.600.0038.598.11
    1981Evansville TripletsAmerAAA23P3500.0618102524.9600.700.0025.7100.03
    1981Detroit TigersALMLB23P204.01000111.0000.500.251.8100.014
    1982Evansville TripletsAmerAAA24P3000.06140220201.0000.700.0022.6100.04
    1982Detroit TigersALMLB24P27064.0410321714.8240.500.2216.7100.09
    1983Evansville TripletsAmerAAA25P1800.00740117.6360.400.0013.2100.08
    1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB25P34037.055111110.9090.300.2721.0100.07
    1983Detroit TigersALMLB25P409.01300441.0001.000.442.5100.014
    1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB26P50073.0410511914.7370.300.1930.9100.04
    1985Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB27P39079.15140119191.0000.500.2424.195.14
    1986Portland BeaversPCLAAA28P1200.0414111918.9471.500.008.5100.012
    1986Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB28P19025.01501661.0000.300.2411.8100.010
    1987Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAA29P5300.0290111111.0000.200.0037.9100.01
    1988Buffalo BisonsAmerAAA30P1600.02600881.0000.500.0011.3100.010
    1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB30P31028.1141065.8330.200.1819.4100.09
    1989Buffalo BisonsAmerAAA31P2400.01501661.0000.300.0016.9100.08
    MLB Totals - (P)206031922511068373.8800.400.230.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)242002610396138129.9350.500.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)2800727223634.9441.200.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (P)18000800881.0000.400.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (P)3000200221.0000.700.000.00.00
    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
    1978Minor21----------
    1979Minor30----------
    1980Minor52----------
    1981MLB2----------
    1981Minor35----------
    1982MLB27----------
    1982Minor30----------
    1983MLB38----------
    1983Minor18----------
    1984MLB50----------
    1985MLB39----------
    1986MLB19----------
    1986Minor12----------
    1987Minor53----------
    1988MLB31----------
    1988Minor16----------
    1989Minor24----------
    Totals497----------