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Les LancasterTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1983-2001 MLB Years: 1987-1993
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PositionsP-517, OF-1Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLester Wayne Lancaster
Height6-2Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 21,1962 [56.122]PlaceDallas,Texas
High SchoolNimitz (Irving,TX)
CollegeUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville,AR), Dallas Baptist University (Dallas,TX)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1985 by the Chicago Cubs. ... Selected by the Texas Rangers [Team Picks] in the 39th round (811st overall) of the 1983 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 24th round (620th overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsBill Capps
MLB DebutApril 7,1987 [24.351]
OrganizationsCHN [7] CLE [1] DET [1] SLN [1] TOR [1] Awards2Awards Voting1-1
TBC Player ID14064Retrosheet IDlancl001MLBAM ID117444
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts47Walks74Hittable50SO/BB69vsPower50Hitting15Durability71Team.507Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1983ArkansasCollegeNCAASoRel21844.3732626200690.2985744037510001.499.73--3.675.061.38.667-
1985Wytheville CubsAppRkchn-S/R23743.622010107183102.0984941624814001.208.650.532.127.153.38.636-
1986Winston-Salem SpiritsCaroA+chn-ST24832.7813130300097.0883730430521001.228.160.372.784.821.73.727-
1986Pittsfield CubsEastAAchn-ST24564.1914140200088.01054641434492001.5810.740.413.485.011.44.455-
1986Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorInd--ST01393.45272705000185.019383718641013001.399.390.393.114.911.58.591-
1987Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-S/R25533.221569006467.0592424917620001.137.931.212.288.333.65.625-
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn50S/R25834.90271890040132.013876721451787811.439.390.953.475.301.53.7274.25
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn50Rel26463.78443411015585.2894236434363311.449.350.423.573.781.06.4003.76
1989Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-S/R27572.6617143320091.0763827643562001.307.490.594.245.521.30.417-
1989Chicago CubsNLMLBchn50Rel27421.36420420015872.2601211215562101.037.430.251.866.943.73.6672.20
1990Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-Rel28014.08606002117.22010805151001.4210.19--2.557.643.00.000-
1990Chicago CubsNLMLBchn50Rel28954.625564911266109.012157561140657011.489.990.913.305.371.63.6434.06
1991Chicago CubsNLMLBchn50Rel29973.5264115310213156.0150686113491022241.288.650.752.835.882.08.5633.65
1992Detroit TigersALMLBdet48Rel30346.33411400017086.210166611151352031.7510.491.145.303.630.69.4295.49
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln50Rel31412.93500500012061.0562420521365011.268.220.733.085.281.71.8003.95
1994Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-Rel321433.61641630019389.2954436625693001.349.540.602.516.932.76.824-
1995Buffalo BisonsAmerAAAcle-Rel33454.31453421010087.2904542619684001.249.240.621.956.983.58.444-
1996Pine Bluff LocomotivesBSLInd-ST341223.031515010100118.212656401713922301.179.561.290.996.987.08.857-
1997TupeloBSLInd-S/R35822.9012102812080.2733026519722001.148.140.562.128.033.79.800-
1997Grays Harbor GullsWestInd-ST35113.46440100026.028101023151001.199.690.691.045.195.00.500-
1998Adirondack LumberjacksNeastInd-ST36043.94550100032.041211435192001.4411.530.841.415.343.80.000-
1999Adirondack LumberjacksNorthernInd-ST37332.2011110100069.2753017214412001.289.690.261.815.302.93.500-
2000Adirondack LumberjacksNorthernInd-ST38122.45440100022.0217608191001.328.59--3.277.772.38.333-
2001Lincoln SaltdogsNorthernInd-ST39512.89981300056.0582218411430001.239.320.641.776.913.91.833-
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter41284.05323392843111022701.2715345317602614082814111.399.140.773.345.221.56.5941.11
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter48323.50194611331634511638.06312932494119745217001.298.870.582.776.352.29.600-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter28193.491472412342378351.03401611372710927010001.278.660.692.786.882.48.596-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter564.1914140200088.01054641434492001.5810.740.413.485.011.44.455-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter832.7813130300097.0883730430521001.228.160.372.784.821.73.727-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter743.622010107183102.0984941624814001.208.650.532.127.153.38.636-
Ind Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter30152.916057325220403.0422176131337330110301.229.380.731.626.694.12.667-
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter844.3732626200690.2985744037510001.499.73--3.675.061.38.667-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter34233.8223238194318122554.255825523644189337211471.349.040.713.065.461.78.596-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter412.93500500012061.0562420521365011.268.220.733.085.281.71.800-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter346.33411400017086.210166611151352031.7510.491.145.303.630.69.429-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1394.05101128910347220.02241089919821289431.399.140.773.345.221.56.5911.11
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings16113.5067214651154220.02171018614681556001.298.870.582.776.352.29.593-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1985Wytheville CubsAppRkchn-p232024542013003302000.167.259.375.6349329.150.208.333.28510.3410.341.003.4524.0075.00
1986Winston-Salem SpiritsCaroA+chn-p241411120011000401000.182.182.455.6375112.167.273.273.2720.0033.330.008.3311.0050.00
1986Pittsfield CubsEastAAchn-p241412031001000501000.250.250.333.5834113.429.083.083.2570.0038.460.000.000.0033.33
1986Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         2823151012000902000.217.217.391.6089225.308.174.174.2640.0036.000.004.0023.0040.00
1987Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-p25155010000000200000.200.200.200.400105.333.000.000.1790.0040.000.000.000.000.00
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn50p2527492410020011901000.082.100.102.2025151.133.020.041.0931.9637.2519.000.000.0025.00
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn50p2644201100000001203000.050.050.050.1001023.125.000.000.0450.0052.170.000.000.000.00
1989Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-p271712000000000500000.000.000.000.0000012.000.000.000.0000.0041.670.000.000.000.00
1989Chicago CubsNLMLBchn50p274211021001000700000.182.182.273.4553111.500.091.091.2020.0063.640.000.000.0050.00
1990Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-p2861000000000101000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1990Chicago CubsNLMLBchn50p2855201100000031101000.050.174.050.2241024.111.000.150.13212.5045.833.670.000.000.00
1991Chicago CubsNLMLBchn50p2964282520020001306000.179.179.250.4297234.333.071.071.1900.0038.240.000.000.0040.00
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln50p31504000000001200000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.14320.0040.002.000.000.000.00
1994Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-p32651000000000000001.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1996Pine Bluff LocomotivesBSLInd-342014240013000401000.286.286.500.7867115.333.214.214.3340.0026.670.006.6714.0025.00
1997TupeloBSLInd-35146110013000101100.167.143.667.810418.000.500.500.2880.0012.500.0012.506.00100.00
1998Adirondack LumberjacksNeastInd-36511122002000001002.182.182.364.5464212.182.182.182.2290.000.000.000.000.00100.00
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter282132613400500564011000.098.131.129.260174148.191.031.068.0003.3843.2412.800.000.0030.77
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter1516661030250032005001.152.188.288.47619574.182.136.182.0004.0527.036.672.7033.0050.00
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter10319010000000801001.053.053.053.1061020.091.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1412031001000501000.250.250.333.5834113.429.083.083.0000.0038.460.000.000.0033.33
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1411120011000401000.182.182.455.6375112.167.273.273.0000.0033.330.008.3311.0050.00
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2024542013003302000.167.259.375.6349329.150.208.333.00010.3410.341.003.4524.0075.00
Ind Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3931472028000503102.226.219.484.70315435.200.258.258.0000.0014.290.005.7115.5057.14
Chicago Cubs Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter232128613400500462011000.102.129.133.262174143.197.031.063.0002.8043.3615.500.000.0030.77
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter504000000001200000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.250.00020.0040.002.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162763720030033706000.098.131.129.26010285.191.031.068.0003.3843.2412.800.000.0030.77
Average Minor - Per 162 games1627161130250032105001.152.188.288.47620579.182.136.182.0004.0527.036.672.7033.0050.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1985Wytheville Cubs AppRkchn23P20--620-126261.0001.30------20100.028.6
1986Winston-Salem Spirits CaroA+chn24P13--912-221211.0001.62------1492.99.4
1986Pittsfield Cubs EastAAchn24P14--611111817.9441.21------14100.010.0
1987Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn25P15--110-111111.0000.73------15100.010.9
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25P27-1321214--26261.0000.960.20-----27100.016.8
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26P44-85617--23231.0000.520.27-----44100.027.2
1989Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn27P17--817122625.9621.47------17100.011.8
1989Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27P42-7285-113131.0000.310.18-----42100.025.9
1990Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn28P6--12-1331.0000.50------6100.04.1
1990Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28P55-109919-128281.0000.510.26-----55100.034.0
1990Chicago CubsNLMLBchn28OF1---------------551.80.6
1991Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29P64-1561314-127271.0000.420.17-----64100.040.0
1992Detroit TigersALMLBdet30P41-8639141312.9230.290.14-----41100.025.3
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31P50-6136--991.0000.180.15-----50100.030.9
1994Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor32P64--481-1312.9230.19------6598.545.1
1995Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcle33P45--7101-1817.9440.38------45100.031.3
MLB Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P323-701548417139138.9930.430.20-----3230.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P147--2147347168.9580.46------1470.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P14--611111817.9441.21------140.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P13--912-221211.0001.62------130.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P20--620-126261.0001.30------200.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1985Wytheville Cubs AppRkchn2320----------
1986Winston-Salem Spirits CaroA+chn2413----------
1986Pittsfield Cubs EastAAchn2414----------
1987Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn2515----------
1987Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2527----------
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2644----------
1989Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn2717----------
1989Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2742----------
1990Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn286----------
1990Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2855--------1-
1991Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2964----------
1992Detroit TigersALMLBdet3041----------
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3150----------
1994Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor3264----------
1995Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcle3345----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1989Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB27116.003006.0641301.179.000.001.504.503.000.00.500
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs116.0030300006.0604013001.179.000.001.504.503.000.00.500

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1989Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB2731000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs31000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2003Coastal Bend AviatorsCentralIndIndy-41Manager864640.5357.04 -
2005Mesa MinersGoldIndIndy-43Manager905139.567--1 Lost in finals (San Diego)
2006Reno Silver SoxGoldIndIndy-44Manager804733.588--1 League Champions (Fullerton)
2007Reno Silver SoxGoldIndIndy-45Manager753342.44014.55 
2008Sioux City ExplorersAmerAssocIndIndy-46Manager965244.5428.02 Lost in Semi-Finals
2010Sioux City ExplorersAmerAssocIndIndy-48Manager964947.51014.04 
2012Lakewood BlueClawsSALAMinorphi50Pitching Coach1386276.44919.04Mickey Morandini
2013Williamsport CrosscuttersNYPLA-Minorphi51Pitching Coach753738.49311.04Nelson Prada
2014Lakewood BlueClawsSALAMinorphi52Pitching Coach1375384.38732.57Greg Legg
2015Williamsport CrosscuttersNYPLA-Minorphi53Pitching Coach764630.605--1Pat BordersLost in Semi-Finals
* 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

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1996Big South Conference All-Conference Team (SP)1
2006Golden League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1993-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1993-01-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1992-10-26Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-04-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1992-03-31Released by Cubs. 
1985-06-13ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
* 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

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1987Chicago CubsTeam Payroll2562,500-5132721344,90660,00062,500
1988Chicago CubsTeam Payroll2690,000-5082127392,10762,500152,500
1989Chicago CubsTeam Payroll27120,000-4831940429,80262,500272,500
1990Chicago CubsTeam Payroll28300,000-3911344515,727100,000572,500
1991Chicago CubsTeam Payroll29550,000-3201255742,231100,0001,122,500
1992Detroit TigersTeam Payroll30109,000-68033-962,245109,0001,231,500
1993St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll31350,000-4211453968,431109,0001,581,500
* 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