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Richard DotsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1977-1990 MLB Years: 1979-1990
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Drafted
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-362Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRichard Elliott Dotson
Height6-0Weight204BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 10,1959 [60.040]PlaceCincinnati,Ohio
High SchoolAnderson (Cincinnati,OH)

DraftedSelected by the California Angels [Team Picks] in the 1st round (7th overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 4,1979 [20.237]
OrganizationsCHA [11] NYA [2] BAL [1] CAL [1] KCA [1] Awards2Awards Voting3-13
TBC Player ID10854Retrosheet IDdotsr001MLBAM ID113489
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Chicago White Sox in 1987
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts49Walks40Hittable47SO/BB43vsPower47Hitting0Durability74Team.502Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1977Idaho Falls AngelsPioRkcal-ST18455.7313130000066.0656142263839001.948.860.278.5911.321.32.444-
1978Knoxville SoxSouAAcha-ST1911104.28262512000145.012885691010515211001.617.940.626.529.431.45.524-
1979Knoxville SoxSouAAcha-ST20993.702525010100163.0133816714881335001.367.340.774.867.341.51.500-
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha49ST20203.70550110024.028131006130001.4010.36--2.224.812.171.0002.40
1980Chicago White SoxALMLBcha49ST2112104.27333218010198.01851059420871096201.378.410.913.954.951.25.5454.28
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha49ST22983.77242405400141.014567591349733201.389.260.833.134.661.49.5293.81
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha49ST2311153.84343133130196.2219978419731092101.4810.020.873.344.991.49.4233.98
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34ST242273.23353508100240.02099286191061377001.317.840.713.985.141.29.7593.97
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34ST2514153.593232014100245.221611098241031204101.307.910.883.774.401.17.4834.32
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34ST26344.47990000052.0533026517330001.349.110.862.925.681.94.4293.64
1986Hagerstown SunsCaroA+bal-Rel27003.38606003213.014753481001.359.452.032.705.402.00--
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34ST2710175.48343403100197.0226125120246911010001.5010.321.103.155.031.59.3704.29
1987Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34ST2811124.17313107200211.02011099824861145001.368.561.023.664.851.33.4784.49
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya36ST291295.00322934000171.0178103952772773301.469.371.423.794.051.07.5715.18
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya36S/R30255.571192102051.2693332817140301.6612.021.392.962.440.82.2865.22
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha34ST30373.8817170100099.21125143841552001.5410.110.723.704.971.34.3003.94
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca37ST31048.48871001028.243292731494001.9913.500.944.402.830.64.0005.01
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter1111134.23305295105511701854.11884964872194740973461201.419.130.943.594.711.31.4961.51
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter24244.257063712132387.03402341832926037626001.557.900.676.048.741.45.500-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter20193.975150112100308.02611661362419328516001.477.630.705.648.331.48.513-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter003.38606003213.014753481001.359.452.032.705.402.00--
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter455.7313130000066.0656142263839001.948.860.278.5911.321.32.444-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter97954.0225425045011401603.0159479971815663787339601.398.930.873.574.891.37.505-
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter14145.13433855020222.22471361273589913601.519.981.413.603.681.02.500-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter048.48871001028.243292731494001.9913.500.944.402.830.64.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13134.23363517110220.022311410323881155101.419.130.943.594.711.31.5001.51
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14144.25403647121220.01931331041614821415001.557.900.676.048.741.45.500-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Knoxville Sox SouAAcha19P26--620112726.9631.00------26100.018.1
1979Knoxville Sox SouAAcha20P25--622213028.9331.12------25100.017.7
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha20P5-2414--551.0001.000.21-----5100.03.1
1980Chicago White SoxALMLBcha21P33-19813331-4746.9791.390.23-----33100.020.6
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha22P24-141720-427271.0001.130.19-----24100.022.6
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23P34-1961324113837.9741.090.19-----34100.021.0
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24P35-2402048186968.9861.940.28-----35100.021.6
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha25P32-245836134544.9781.380.18-----3397.019.8
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26P9-5235--881.0000.890.15-----9100.05.6
1986Hagerstown Suns CaroA+bal27P6---1--111.0000.17------6100.04.3
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27P34-19713233-3936.9231.060.18-----34100.021.0
1987Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28P31-2111438245452.9631.680.25-----31100.019.1
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya29P32-1711714-131311.0000.970.18-----32100.019.9
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha30P17-99416222220.9091.180.20-----17100.010.6
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya30P11-5115-1661.0000.550.12-----11100.06.8
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31P8-2823-1551.0000.630.18-----8100.05.0
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P305-18531162691125396385.9721.260.21-----3050.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P51--1242325754.9471.06------510.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P6---1--111.0000.17------60.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Knoxville Sox SouAAcha1926----------
1979Knoxville Sox SouAAcha2025----------
1979Chicago White SoxALMLBcha205----------
1980Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2133----------
1981Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2224----------
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2334----------
1983Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2435----------
1984Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2532----------
1985Chicago White SoxALMLBcha269----------
1986Hagerstown Suns CaroA+bal276----------
1986Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2734----------
1987Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2831----------
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya2932----------
1989Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3017----------
1989New York YankeesALMLBnya3011----------
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca318----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1983Chicago White SoxChamp. SeriesMLB240110.801005.0663301.8010.800.005.405.401.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs0110.8010100005.0606033001.8010.800.005.405.401.000.00.000

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2003Great Falls White SoxPioRkMinorcha44Pitching Coach763838.500--1Chris Cron
2004Great Falls White SoxPioRkMinorcha45Pitching Coach754233.560--1John OrtonLost in Semi-Finals
2005Birmingham BaronsSouAAMinorcha46Pitching Coach1398257.590--1Razor ShinesLost in Semi-Finals
2006Birmingham BaronsSouAAMinorcha47Pitching Coach1405981.42127.04Chris Cron-
2007Birmingham BaronsSouAAMinorcha48Pitching Coach1406278.44319.05Max Oliveras
2008Charlotte KnightsILAAAMinorcha49Pitching Coach1416378.4479.53Marc Bombard
2009Charlotte KnightsILAAAMinorcha50Pitching Coach1436776.46915.54Chris Chambliss
2010Charlotte KnightsILAAAMinorcha51Pitching Coach1446777.46521.53Chris Chambliss
2011Charlotte KnightsILAAAMinorcha52Pitching Coach1436974.48311.53Joe McEwing
2012Charlotte KnightsILAAAMinorcha53Pitching Coach1448361.576--1Joel SkinnerLost in Finals
2013Charlotte KnightsILAAAMinorcha54Pitching Coach1436578.45521.53Joel Skinner
2014Charlotte KnightsILAAAMinorcha55Pitching Coach1446381.43812.04Joel Skinner
2015Charlotte KnightsILAAAMinorcha56Pitching Coach1447470.5144.03Joel Skinner
2018Birmingham BaronsSouAAMinorcha59Pitching Coach1386672.47812.04Julio Vinas
* 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
1981American League Player of the Week (May 4-May 10)1
1983AL Pitcher of the Month (September)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1990-06-21Released by Royals. 
1989-12-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1989-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-07-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1989-06-22Released by Yankees. 
1987-11-12TradeTraded by White Sox with Scott Nielsen to Yankees for Steve Rosenberg, Mark Salas and Dan Pasqua. 
1977-12-05TradeTraded by Angels with Thad Bosley and Bobby Bonds to White Sox for Dave Frost, Chris Knapp and Brian Downing. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 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 White SoxTeam Payroll26900,000-54392++370,78060,000900,000
1986Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll27975,000-66591++386,34760,0001,875,000
1987Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll2860,000-59515-344,90660,0001,935,000
1988New York YankeesTeam Payroll29900,000-89688++392,10762,5002,835,000
1989Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll3068,000-6082621429,80262,5002,903,000
1989New York YankeesTeam Payroll3068,000-6082921429,80262,5002,903,000
1990Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll31550,000-2791661++515,727100,0003,453,000
* 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