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Dave OwenTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1979-1989 MLB Years: 1983-1988
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Rated Prospect

PositionsSS-875, 3B-88, 2B-87, 1B-4, OF-3Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDavid Owen
Height6-2Weight170BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateApril 25,1958 [60.029]PlaceCleburne,Texas
High SchoolCleburne (Cleburne,TX)
CollegeUniversity of Texas (Austin,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 10th round (246th overall) of the 1979 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsWilliam Capps
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1984-CHN-#8
MLB DebutSeptember 6,1983 [25.134]
OrganizationsCHN [8] TEX [2] KCA [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID16258Retrosheet IDowend001MLBAM ID120134
RelationshipsBrother of Spike Owen
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed73Power42Contact46XBH49RBIs32Runs44Hitting41Durability57Team.506Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979Gulf Coast CubsGCLRkchn-ss211023870004927200000.304.467.304.7717030.333.000.609.37823.336.670.290.000.000.00
1979Quad Cities CubsMidwAchn-ss214512923183004142382503000.140.335.163.498213170.173.023.411.26622.3514.710.660.000.0016.67
1979Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         5515231253008234452703000.164.355.184.539283200.200.020.441.28322.5013.500.600.000.0012.00
1980Quad Cities CubsMidwAchn-ss2256188434951017145613705100.261.440.298.738566255.322.037.410.36223.9214.510.610.000.0012.24
1980Midland CubsTexAAchn-ss2278257457480331168585226400.288.417.354.7719111327.345.066.323.36317.7415.900.900.9285.6714.86
1980Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13444588123131348301311989211500.276.427.330.75714717582.335.054.360.36320.4515.290.750.52148.3313.82
1981Midland CubsTexAAchn-ss2380247405381023104487304000.215.342.255.597639299.305.040.259.29316.0524.411.520.000.0016.98
1982Midland CubsTexAAchn-ss2412542759135129440154567114410.316.393.415.80817725492.368.099.255.36511.3814.431.270.81106.7518.52
1983Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-ss25126425671102136393064677411220.259.335.365.70015530488.302.106.271.3199.4315.781.671.2370.8327.27
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn19ss251622120102102701100.091.160.182.3424126.125.091.227.1587.6926.923.500.000.0050.00
1984Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-ss264313618315119113273302020.228.356.301.657417165.294.073.331.30916.3620.001.220.61136.0022.58
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn19ss264793818221101281520110.194.269.290.559275104.218.096.172.2557.6914.421.880.9693.0027.78
1985Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-2b-ss27100321607313511402511566513110.227.343.402.74512929382.252.175.393.33614.6617.021.162.8829.1839.73
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn19ss-3b272219670004111500000.368.400.368.7687020.500.000.053.3515.0025.005.000.000.000.00
1986Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-ss286418833478422293433641400.250.393.367.7606914240.292.117.378.35217.9215.000.840.8394.0029.79
1987Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-ss299327636638723145495011210.228.345.330.6759117329.270.102.275.30914.8915.201.020.61138.0026.98
1988Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-ss301153524494114334148596725630.267.370.347.71712218424.316.080.264.32913.9215.801.140.71117.3319.15
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2ss3075000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
1989Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-ss-3b317922730569512245324207210.247.337.344.6817815268.296.097.233.31311.9415.671.310.37227.0026.79
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter9213915272311633113021210.194.260.273.533386155.236.079.158.0007.1019.352.730.65139.0022.22
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter10143196506810111403331617566580630155226110.253.368.344.71211001843869.304.091.306.00014.9916.281.090.8596.8522.72
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter62019252884747529261979741312370123017100.246.352.356.7086851302296.290.110.301.00013.5916.111.191.1374.0427.43
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter28393114426228107944116162196314810.281.387.356.743331451118.346.075.275.00014.4917.531.210.63133.0017.18
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter101317666781021287996208100.211.398.243.641779425.262.032.410.00023.2914.590.630.000.0013.43
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1023870004927200000.304.467.304.7717030.333.000.609.00023.336.670.290.000.000.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter8513415272311633112721210.201.268.284.552386150.241.083.164.0007.3318.002.450.67134.0022.22
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter75000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16224526484522855195342420.194.260.273.5336711273.236.079.158.0007.1019.352.730.65139.0022.22
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625118112918655028119310128420.253.368.344.71217629618.304.091.306.00014.9916.281.090.8596.8522.72

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1979Gulf Coast Cubs GCLRkchn21SS10--1726735043.8604.30------10100.019.6
1979Quad Cities Cubs MidwAchn21SS45--561391125206195.9474.33------45100.033.8
1980Quad Cities Cubs MidwAchn22SS56--881551730260243.9354.34------56100.040.3
1980Midland Cubs TexAAchn22SS69--962133249341309.9064.48------7888.550.7
1981Midland Cubs TexAAchn23SS64--981912628315289.9174.52------8080.095.5
1981Midland Cubs TexAAchn232B8--1114-425251.0003.13------8010.011.9
1982Midland Cubs TexAAchn24SS121--1823052965516487.9444.02------12596.891.0
1982Midland Cubs TexAAchn243B1--14-1551.0005.00------1250.80.8
1983Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn25SS125--2034312582659634.9625.07------12699.291.9
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25SS14--1028-538381.0002.71------1687.58.6
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn253B3---1--111.0000.33------1618.81.9
1984Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn26SS39--62108720177170.9604.36------4390.725.3
1984Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn262B2--13--441.0002.00------434.71.3
1984Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn26OF2--2---221.0001.00------434.71.3
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26SS35--3786419127123.9693.51------4774.521.7
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn263B6--22--441.0000.67------4712.83.7
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn262B4--133-74.5711.00------478.52.5
1985Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn272B49--82154423240236.9834.82------10049.034.8
1985Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn27SS42--74125319202199.9854.74------10042.029.8
1985Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn273B4--11--221.0000.50------1004.02.8
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn273B7--251-87.8751.00------2231.84.3
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27SS7--38121211.9171.57------2231.84.3
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn272B4--11--221.0000.50------2218.22.5
1986Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex28SS37--4376617125119.9523.22------6457.826.1
1986Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex282B14--2838196766.9854.71------6421.99.9
1986Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex283B4--143-85.6251.25------646.32.8
1986Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex281B2--201--21211.00010.50------643.11.4
1986Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex28OF1--8---881.0008.00------641.60.7
1987Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex29SS87--1392391959397378.9524.34------9393.562.1
1987Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex293B2---1--111.0000.50------932.21.4
1987Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex292B1--31-1441.0004.00------931.10.7
1988Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca30SS79--1152641559394379.9624.80------11568.755.6
1988Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca303B34--218312105104.9903.06------11529.623.9
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30SS7--79161716.9412.29------7100.04.3
1989Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn31SS38--58961116165154.9334.05------7948.126.4
1989Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn313B27--1242465854.9312.00------7934.218.8
1989Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn312B5--1015222725.9265.00------796.33.5
1989Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn311B2--111--12121.0006.00------792.51.4
MLB Totals for SS - 4 season(s)-   SS63--57131632194188.9692.98------630.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B16--481-1312.9230.75------160.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B8--243-96.6670.75------80.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 7 season(s)-   SS447--69413398627221192033.9594.55------4470.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 5 season(s)-   3B71--3513188174166.9542.34------710.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 5 season(s)-   2B71--124211735342335.9804.72------710.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B4--312--33331.0008.25------40.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF3--10---10101.0003.33------30.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 3 season(s)-   SS254--3767098714211721085.9264.27------2540.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B8--1114-425251.0003.13------80.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1--14-1551.0005.00------10.00.0
A Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS101--1442942855466438.9404.34------1010.00.0
Rk Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS10--1726735043.8604.30------100.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1979Gulf Coast Cubs GCLRkchn21----10------
1979Quad Cities Cubs MidwAchn21----45------
1980Quad Cities Cubs MidwAchn22----56------
1980Midland Cubs TexAAchn22----69------
1981Midland Cubs TexAAchn23---864------
1982Midland Cubs TexAAchn24----1211-----
1983Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn25----125------
1983Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25----143-----
1984Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn26---239----2-
1984Chicago CubsNLMLBchn26---4356-----
1985Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn27---49424-----
1985Chicago CubsNLMLBchn27---477-----
1986Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex28--214374---1-
1987Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex29---1872-----
1988Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca30----7934-----
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30----7------
1989Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn31--253827-----

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2003Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBMLBphi45Scout1628676.53115.03Larry Bowa-
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca50Bench Coach1627587.46313.54Trey Hillman
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca51Third Base Coach1626597.40121.53Trey Hillman
* 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
1988-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1987-07-31TradeTraded by Rangers to Royals for Rufus Ellis. 
1986-03-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1986-03-24Released by Giants. 
1985-12-11TradeTraded by Cubs to Giants for Manny Trillo. 
* 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
1985Chicago CubsTeam Payroll2760,000-51637-370,78060,00060,000
1988Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll3062,500-60437-392,10762,500122,500
* 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