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Don HeinkelTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1979-1993 MLB Years: 1988-1989
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Rated Prospect

PositionsP-216Position when DraftedpPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDonald Elliott Heinkel
Height6-0Weight185BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 20,1959 [58.215]PlaceRacine,Wisconsin
High SchoolWilliam Horlick (Racine,WI)
CollegeWichita State University (Wichita,KS)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 30th round (752nd overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 15th round (389th overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsGeorge Bradley
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1984-DET-#9
MLB DebutApril 7,1988 [28.170]
OrganizationsDET [7] SLN [2] SDN [1] CLE [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID12629Retrosheet IDheind001MLBAM ID115710
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts42Walks82Hittable46SO/BB74vsPower46Hitting0Durability52Team.500Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1979Wichita StateCollegeNCAAFrST19702.981091420054.0443618042460001.587.29--6.967.621.101.000-
1980Wichita StateCollegeNCAASoST201431.741717012300124.08141240631030001.165.86--4.567.461.63.824-
1982Wichita StateCollegeNCAASrST221652.232322115400165.213362410531210001.127.23--2.886.572.28.762-
1982Bristol TigersAppRkdet-ST22100.0011010009.021000111000.222.00----11.000.001.000-
1982Lakeland TigersFSLA+det-ST22301.71440100031.22776012142001.237.67--3.413.981.171.000-
1982Birmingham BaronsSouAAdet-ST22452.81990300064.0592520715444001.168.300.982.116.192.93.444-
1982Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--ST0852.24141405000104.2883326727697001.107.570.602.325.932.56.615-
1983Birmingham BaronsSouAAdet-ST231963.393030013200207.0212877826571139001.309.201.132.474.911.98.760-
1984Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-ST2411133.99302647320178.0205101791558756001.4710.350.762.933.791.29.458-
1985Birmingham BaronsSouAAdet-ST25254.8910100200057.0773131918334001.6712.161.422.845.211.83.286-
1985Nashville SoundsAmerAAAdet-ST25137.13871000041.2493633814183001.5110.581.733.023.891.29.250-
1985Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0385.8418171200098.212667641732517001.6011.491.552.924.651.59.273-
1986Glens Falls TigersEastAAdet-ST26352.8210100100067.0613021422491001.248.190.542.966.582.23.375-
1986Nashville SoundsAmerAAAdet23ST26522.73981300059.0481818414321001.047.280.612.124.852.29.714-
1986Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0872.78191814000126.01094839836812001.157.770.572.565.772.25.533-
1987Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-ST278103.99292723211187.02081038324491325001.379.991.152.356.342.69.444-
1988Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-S/R28101.91853002128.0257618302001.167.940.322.549.533.751.000-
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet17Rel28003.9621021009136.0301716412303511.167.430.992.977.432.50-3.62
1989Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-ST29114.38220000012.0117626121001.388.031.464.388.762.00.500-
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30S/R29115.81752001026.040191727161201.7813.670.682.395.472.29.5003.33
1990Canton/Akron IndiansEastAAcle-S/R30112.25541000028.02187114151001.256.750.324.504.821.07.500-
1990Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-ST300110.3811000004.03551120000.926.232.082.084.152.00.000-
1990Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0123.34651000032.0241312215171001.216.680.564.184.731.13.333-
1993St. Paul SaintsNorthernInd-ST33234.201091000049.0532623311264001.309.670.552.014.742.36.400-
1993Wichita WranglersTexAAsdn-Rel33255.47330330021549.059333086412001.3210.761.461.097.486.83.286-
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter114.74285230010162.2703633619464711.4210.050.862.736.612.42.5000.73
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter62573.71189144453472671022.0106749942311029462142001.339.370.972.585.452.11.521-
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter27304.0587761113552509.25492772305515030118001.379.660.972.645.292.01.474-
AA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter31273.56976334192215472.24892141875513229521001.319.311.052.515.622.23.534-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter301.71440100031.22776012142001.237.67--3.413.981.171.000-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100.0011010009.021000111000.222.00----11.000.001.000-
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter234.201091000049.0532623311264001.309.670.552.014.742.36.400-
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter51122.175048231900343.02581398301582700001.216.74--4.137.061.71.810-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter003.9621021009136.0301716412303511.167.430.992.977.432.50--
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter115.81752001026.040191727161201.7813.670.682.395.472.29.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings444.7498188000354220.02461261162167161142541.4210.050.862.736.612.42.5000.73
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13123.714131107262220.02291079124631339001.339.370.972.585.452.11.520-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1989Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-p2922000000001000000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.500.23533.330.000.000.000.000.00
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30p2976000000002302000.000.250.000.2500010.000.000.333.17620.0030.001.500.000.000.00
1993Wichita WranglersTexAAsdn-p33335110000000000000.200.200.200.400105.200.000.000.1810.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter76000000002302000.000.250.000.2500010.000.000.333.00020.0030.001.500.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter357110000001000000.143.250.143.393108.143.000.143.00012.500.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter22000000001000000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.500.00033.330.000.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter335110000000000000.200.200.200.400105.200.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter76000000002302000.000.250.000.2500010.000.000.333.00020.0030.001.500.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162139000000004669046000.000.250.000.25000231.000.000.333.00020.0030.001.500.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16232550000005000000.143.250.143.3935037.143.000.143.00012.500.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1982Bristol Tigers AppRkdet22P1--13--441.0004.00------1100.01.6
1982Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det22P4--161-87.8751.75------4100.03.0
1982Birmingham Barons SouAAdet22P9--111--12121.0001.33------9100.06.3
1983Birmingham Barons SouAAdet23P30--1932135251.9811.70------30100.020.7
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet24P30--2838266866.9712.20------30100.019.5
1985Birmingham Barons SouAAdet25P10--47--11111.0001.10------10100.07.0
1985Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet25P8--29--11111.0001.38------8100.05.7
1986Glens Falls Tigers EastAAdet26P10--422-126261.0002.60------10100.07.2
1986Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet26P9--714112221.9552.33------9100.06.3
1987Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet27P29--1625134241.9761.41------29100.020.7
1988Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet28P8--13--441.0000.50------8100.05.6
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet28P21-3633-1661.0000.290.17-----21100.013.0
1989Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln29P2--2---221.0001.00------2100.01.4
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29P7-2633-1661.0000.860.23-----7100.04.3
1990Canton/Akron Indians EastAAcle30P5--321-65.8331.00------5100.03.6
1993Wichita Wranglers TexAAsdn33P33--813--21211.0000.64------33100.024.3
MLB Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P28-6266-212121.0000.430.19-----280.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P86--5689410149145.9731.69------860.00.0
AA Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P97--398724128126.9841.30------970.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P4--161-87.8751.75------40.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1--13--441.0004.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1982Bristol Tigers AppRkdet221----------
1982Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det224----------
1982Birmingham Barons SouAAdet229----------
1983Birmingham Barons SouAAdet2330----------
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet2430----------
1985Birmingham Barons SouAAdet2510----------
1985Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet258----------
1986Glens Falls Tigers EastAAdet2610----------
1986Nashville Sounds AmerAAAdet269----------
1987Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet2729----------
1988Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet288----------
1988Detroit TigersALMLBdet2821----------
1989Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln292----------
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln297----------
1990Canton/Akron Indians EastAAcle305----------
1993Wichita Wranglers TexAAsdn3333----------

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1989-10-12Released by Cardinals. 
1989-01-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1988-10-15Free 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

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1988Detroit TigersTeam Payroll2862,500-60429-392,10762,50062,500
1989St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll2985,000-5352333429,80262,500147,500
* 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