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Joe DeSaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1977-1986 MLB Years: 1980-1985
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Positions1B-916, OF-136, DH-4Position when Drafted1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJoseph Desa
Height5-11Weight170BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJuly 27,1959PlaceHonolulu,Hawaii
Death DateDecember 20,1986 [27.146]
High SchoolDamien (Honolulu,HI)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (58th overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 6,1980 [21.041]
OrganizationsSLN [7] CHA [3] Awards0
TBC Player ID10688Retrosheet IDdesaj001MLBAM ID113288
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed28Power72Contact77XBH71RBIs81Runs46Hitting74Durability72Team.515Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1977Calgary CardinalsPioRksln-1770279657613135562504360200.272.392.358.75010017337.311.086.280.34914.8412.760.860.8993.0022.37
1978Gastonia CardinalsWcarAsln-1b1842149233911042551201430100.262.358.416.7746215173.265.154.315.35511.568.090.702.3137.2538.46
1978St. Petersburg CardinalsFSLA+sln-1b1886277418613053023292075400.310.385.412.79711418322.316.102.202.3659.016.210.691.5555.4020.93
1978Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         12842664125240955744934105500.293.376.413.78917633495.299.120.242.3619.906.870.691.8247.3326.40
1979Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-1b19130463711473251386334465131500.317.389.492.88122850526.344.175.270.3918.3712.361.482.4735.6234.01
1980Springfield RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-1b201234235412425297442436244500.293.360.426.78618036479.322.133.239.3558.9812.941.441.8847.0029.03
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln7of-1b20711030000000200001.273.273.273.5463011.333.000.000.2480.0018.180.000.000.000.00
1981Springfield RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-1b2113249760145302127343676670590.292.380.433.81321544576.314.141.278.36811.6311.460.992.0841.4230.34
1982Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-of-1b2213048772134263147512486342310.275.343.427.77020843544.291.152.248.3458.8211.581.312.5734.7932.09
1983Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-1b23271051231611140191101100.295.348.400.748428116.319.105.181.3377.769.481.220.86105.0025.81
1984Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAcha-1b2414151173144327108123584744960.282.354.431.78522049586.289.149.260.3489.908.020.811.7151.1034.03
1985Buffalo BisonsAmerAAAcha-1b259736656105213176681394630630.287.355.500.85518341414.285.213.339.3729.4211.111.184.1121.5339.05
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha20,381b252844582027003601010.182.234.364.59816448.167.182.250.2566.2512.502.004.1722.0050.00
1986Buffalo BisonsAmerAAAcha-1b2613045065128213178302614581620.284.375.458.83320641526.282.174.304.37011.608.560.743.2326.4732.03
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter35555112027003801011.200.241.345.58619459.200.145.200.0005.0813.562.673.3927.5036.36
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter110840075921159230271056623523468482591847210.289.368.439.80717583624599.304.150.269.00010.1810.481.032.2838.1631.23
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter780283939281116121804661914325340301235210.286.361.442.80312542623241.298.156.272.00010.0310.491.052.4735.4932.31
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter130463711473251386334465131500.317.389.492.88122850526.344.175.270.0008.3712.361.482.4735.6234.01
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter86277418613053023292075400.310.385.412.79711418322.316.102.202.0009.016.210.691.5555.4020.93
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter42149233911042551201430100.262.358.416.7746215173.265.154.315.00011.568.090.702.3137.2538.46
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter70279657613135562504360200.272.392.358.75010017337.311.086.280.00014.8412.760.860.8993.0022.37
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2844582027003601010.182.234.364.59816448.167.182.250.0006.2512.502.004.1722.0050.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter711030000000200001.273.273.273.5463011.333.000.000.0000.0018.180.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16225523519093200143705055.200.241.345.5868819273.200.145.200.0005.0813.562.673.3927.5036.36
Average Minor - Per 162 games16258687169344159753687093730.289.368.439.80725753672.304.150.269.00010.1810.481.032.2838.1631.23

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Gastonia Cardinals WcarAsln181B41--32617430347343.9888.37------4297.629.3
1978St. Petersburg Cardinals FSLA+sln181B86--72253173776775.9999.01------86100.061.4
1979Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln191B126--1129711110212111200.9919.52------13096.994.7
1980Springfield Redbirds AmerAAAsln201B118--10058669910971091.9959.25------12395.986.8
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln201B1--2---221.0002.00------714.30.6
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln20OF1--1---111.0001.00------714.30.6
1981Springfield Redbirds AmerAAAsln211B132--11821041112412971286.9929.74------132100.097.1
1981Springfield Redbirds AmerAAAsln21OF1--3---331.0003.00------1320.80.7
1982Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln22OF90--121653132127.9621.41------13069.266.7
1982Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln221B49--36732543404399.9888.14------13037.736.3
1983Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln231B19--16420117185184.9959.68------2770.414.1
1983Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln23OF9--121-113131.0001.44------2733.36.7
1984Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAcha241B139--1157119913112851276.9939.18------14198.690.3
1984Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAcha24OF3--8---881.0002.67------1412.11.9
1985Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcha251B82--69844576747742.9939.05------9784.557.7
1985Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcha25OF22--315323936.9231.64------9722.715.5
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha251B9--707-477771.0008.56------2832.15.6
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25DH4---------------2814.32.5
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25OF1---------------283.60.6
1986Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcha261B114--9716239610361033.9979.06------13087.780.3
1986Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcha26OF9--63-1991.0001.00------1306.96.3
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B10--727-479791.0007.90------100.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH4---------------40.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF2--1---111.0000.50------20.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 7 season(s)-   1B653--55444674058660516011.9939.21------6530.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 6 season(s)-   OF134--1811587204196.9611.46------1340.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B126--1129711110212111200.9919.52------1260.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B86--72253173776775.9999.01------860.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B41--32617430347343.9888.37------410.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Gastonia Cardinals WcarAsln18--41--------
1978St. Petersburg Cardinals FSLA+sln18--86--------
1979Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln19--126--------
1980Springfield Redbirds AmerAAAsln20--118--------
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln20--1------1-
1981Springfield Redbirds AmerAAAsln21--132------1-
1982Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln22--49------90-
1983Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln23--19------9-
1984Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAcha24--139------3-
1985Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcha25--82------22-
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25--9------14
1986Buffalo Bisons AmerAAAcha26--114------9-

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1986-11-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1986-10-01Released by White Sox. 
1983-11-16ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1983-10-20Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* 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
1985Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll2560,000-51626-370,78060,00060,000
* 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