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Frank WillsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1978-1991 MLB Years: 1983-1991
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-402Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameFrank Lee Wills
Height6-2Weight220BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 26,1958PlaceNew Orleans,Louisiana
Death DateMay 11,2012 [53.197]
High SchoolDe La Salle (New Orleans,LA)
CollegeTulane University (New Orleans,LA)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 1st round (16th overall) of the 1980 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1984-KCA-#8
MLB DebutJuly 31,1983 [24.278]
OrganizationsKCA [5] TOR [4] CLE [2] SEA [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID19755Retrosheet IDwillf002MLBAM ID124370
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts64Walks42Hittable50SO/BB54vsPower50Hitting0Durability55Team.507Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1978Tulane UniversityMetroNCAA-1S/R19353.7112102520070.0664029044680001.568.45--5.638.701.55.375-
1979Tulane UniversityMetroNCAA-1S/R20653.3013112510079.0745429065780001.768.43--7.418.891.20.545-
1980Tulane UniversityMetroNCAA-1S/R21532.8113103300064.0553720144750001.557.730.146.1910.551.70.625-
1980GCL Royals BlueGCLRkkca-ST21201.96440000023.0187508203001.137.04--3.137.832.501.000-
1980Charleston (sc) RoyalsSALAkca-ST21253.63990300057.0593323132486001.609.320.165.057.581.50.286-
1980Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0453.1513130300080.0774028140689001.468.660.114.507.651.70.444-
1981Jacksonville SunsSouAAkca-ST229143.982727011100192.019910485169117415001.519.330.754.278.161.91.391-
1982Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-S/R237105.2041122920233107.01107162881777001.789.220.676.796.460.95.412-
1983Jacksonville SunsSouAAkca-ST24522.48880200054.0441915323404001.237.290.503.816.631.74.714-
1983Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-ST244114.7416160410095.0965650845656001.489.090.764.266.161.44.267-
1983Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST09133.92242406100149.01407565116810510001.398.440.664.106.331.54.409-
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca19S/R24214.15642001034.2351716215233001.449.090.523.895.971.53.6673.48
1984Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-ST25742.8115150210089.2753228949692001.387.530.904.926.931.41.636-
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca19S/R25235.111055002037.0392121313212001.419.490.733.165.111.62.4003.74
1985Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-ST26434.86990320046.0442725525313001.498.550.974.866.021.24.571-
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea43S/R265116.00241861021123.012285821868679131.548.931.324.984.900.99.3135.23
1986Maine GuidesILAAAcle-Rel27432.87221210017631.0371010410211001.5010.631.152.876.032.10.571-
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle44Rel27444.91260260016440.0432322616322001.469.601.343.577.142.00.5004.31
1987Buffalo BisonsAmerAAAcle-Rel28323.34360360030656.2532821522451001.328.420.793.497.152.05.600-
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle22Rel28015.0660600415.03330740001.885.06--11.816.750.57.0005.31
1988Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-S/R29643.24251015008380.2704029425537001.187.810.452.795.912.12.600-
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor44Rel29005.2310010004020.222121226191001.359.580.872.618.273.17-3.06
1989Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-Rel30101.59140140011517.087318131000.944.240.534.246.881.631.000-
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor44Rel30313.6624420006071.0653129430414011.338.200.503.795.171.37.7503.65
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor44Rel31644.7344440006099.010154521338721011.409.181.183.456.551.89.6004.24
1991Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-S/R32354.8422913008161.0713533421382001.5010.420.593.085.581.81.375-
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor44Rel320116.6240400304.08882520013.0016.624.1510.384.150.40.00012.09
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter22265.061543511910446433.24382542455019828122161.469.051.034.095.801.42.4581.61
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter57633.842481201282759724909.28844693896844069458001.458.730.674.346.851.58.475-
AAA Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter39424.01200721281149724583.05643062614828641230001.458.670.744.406.331.44.481-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter14163.653535013100246.02431231001911421419001.458.880.694.177.821.88.467-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter253.63990300057.0593323132486001.609.320.165.057.581.50.286-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter201.96440000023.0187508203001.137.04--3.137.832.501.000-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter14133.293831713300213.01951317811532210001.638.230.046.459.321.44.519-
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter964.658287400190194.019610510121791346031.419.030.973.646.171.70.600-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter454.93320320020545.2462625623362001.519.071.184.537.091.57.444-
Seattle Mariners Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5116.00241861021123.012285821868679131.548.931.324.984.900.99.313-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter444.651697003071.2743837528445001.429.290.633.525.531.57.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings11135.0678186010223220.02211281242510014211131.469.051.034.095.801.42.4581.61
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14153.8460293171236220.0213113941610616714001.458.730.674.346.851.58.483-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1980GCL Royals Blue GCLRkkca21P4---72-97.7781.75------4100.06.3
1980Charleston (sc) Royals SALAkca21P9--59121514.9331.56------9100.06.5
1981Jacksonville Suns SouAAkca22P27--1028314138.9271.41------27100.019.0
1982Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca23P41--7132-2220.9090.49------41100.029.9
1983Jacksonville Suns SouAAkca24P8--19111110.9091.25------8100.05.5
1983Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca24P16--219112221.9551.31------16100.011.8
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24P6-34131154.8000.670.12-----6100.03.7
1984Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca25P15--721423228.8751.87------15100.09.7
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25P10-37322-75.7140.500.14-----10100.06.2
1985Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea26P9--612111918.9472.00------9100.06.4
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea26P24-123917-126261.0001.080.21-----24100.014.8
1986Maine Guides ILAAAcle27P22--22--441.0000.18------22100.015.7
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27P26-40361-109.9000.350.23-----26100.016.0
1987Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcle28P36--351-98.8890.22------36100.025.7
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28P6-5-2--221.0000.330.40-----6100.03.7
1988Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor29P25--6103-1916.8420.64------25100.017.7
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29P10-2015--661.0000.600.30-----10100.06.2
1989Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor30P14--13--441.0000.29------14100.09.7
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor30P24-71510--15151.0000.630.21-----24100.014.8
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor31P44-99910-219191.0000.430.19-----44100.027.2
1991Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor32P22--711--18181.0000.82------22100.015.3
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32P4-4-2--221.0000.500.50-----4100.02.5
MLB Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P154-4333157449288.9570.570.20-----1540.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P200--4196124149137.9190.69------2000.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P35--1137425248.9231.37------350.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P9--59121514.9331.56------90.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P4---72-97.7781.75------40.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1980GCL Royals Blue GCLRkkca214----------
1980Charleston (sc) Royals SALAkca219----------
1981Jacksonville Suns SouAAkca2227----------
1982Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca2341----------
1983Jacksonville Suns SouAAkca248----------
1983Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca2416----------
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca246----------
1984Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca2515----------
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2510----------
1985Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea269----------
1985Seattle MarinersALMLBsea2624----------
1986Maine Guides ILAAAcle2722----------
1986Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2726----------
1987Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcle2836----------
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle286----------
1988Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor2925----------
1988Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2910----------
1989Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor3014----------
1989Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor3024----------
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor3144----------
1991Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor3222----------
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor324----------

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1991-10-26Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-01-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
1988-10-28Released by Blue Jays. 
1988-04-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
1988-03-29Released by Indians. 
1986-03-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1986-03-20Released by Mariners. 
1985-03-29TradeTraded by Mets to Mariners for Wray Bergendahl. 
1985-01-18TradeTraded by Royals with Don Slaught to Mets for Jim Sundberg. 
* 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

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YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll2660,000-51642-370,78060,00060,000
1986Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll2792,000-5182027386,34760,000152,000
1987Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll2860,000-59544-344,90660,000212,000
1988Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll2962,500-60435-392,10762,500274,500
1989Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll3062,500-69143-429,80262,500337,000
1990Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll31242,500-4272140515,727100,000579,500
1991Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll32435,000-3561650742,231100,0001,014,500
* 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