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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Vance Odell Lovelace
Stat Years
1981-1998  [mlb] 1988-1990
Height/Weight
6-5 / 205
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
P (384)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1963-08-09 in Tampa, Florida   [57.001]
High School
Hillsborough (Tampa,FL)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the Chicago Cubs in Round #1 (#16 overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1988-09-10 - Boxscore  (Age: 25.032)
Service Time
Organizations
CAL [4] LAN [3] DET [2] CHN [2] SEA [2] TEX [1] ATL [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 14486 ... retro id: lovev001 ... mlbam id: 117941
Relations
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1981Gulf Coast Cubs GCLRkchn-171---053.30771000030.0272211026311041.778.100.007.809.306.601.19.000
    1981Minor Totals: CHNbyYearRk----171---053.30771000030.0272211026311041.778.100.007.809.306.601.19.000
    1982Quad Cities CubsMidwAchn-182---464.9821200001094.062675289410720061.665.940.779.0010.246.411.14.400
    1982Minor Totals: CHNbyYearA----181---464.9821200001094.062675289410720061.665.940.779.0010.246.411.14.400
    1983Vero Beach DodgersFSLA+lan-193---8104.77242020240115.0104806139395250131.718.140.237.287.436.261.02.444
    1983Minor Totals: LANbyYearA+----191---8104.77242020240115.0104806139395250131.718.140.237.287.436.261.02.444
    1984San Antonio DodgersTexAAlan-204---373.8816160000065.04839285735210011.866.650.6910.117.205.400.71.300
    1984Minor Totals: LANbyYearAA----201---373.8816160000065.04839285735210011.866.650.6910.117.205.400.71.300
    1985Vero Beach DodgersFSLA+lan-215---126.141130048029.1312220023264001.849.510.007.067.986.751.13.333
    1985San Antonio DodgersTexAAlan-215---047.61750012023.2222720030125002.208.370.0011.414.5610.270.40.000
    1985Minor Totals: LANbyYearAA/A+----212---166.7918800510053.0534940053389002.009.000.009.006.458.320.72.143
    1986Palm Springs AngelsCalifA+cal-226---019.17650011017.2212318030165012.8910.700.0015.288.1511.720.53.000
    1986Midland AngelsTexAAcal-226---248.9323600217042.14546424582713042.439.570.8512.335.749.780.47.333
    1986Minor Totals: CALbyYearA+/AA----222---259.00291100318060.06669604884318052.579.900.6013.206.4510.350.49.286
    1987Midland AngelsTexAAcal-237---333.23531001452483.27340308609113031.597.850.866.459.794.301.52.500
    1987Minor Totals: CALbyYearAA----231---333.25531001452483.77340308609113031.607.900.876.499.844.331.52.500
    1988Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-248---136.10465101441169.17948475575611041.9610.250.657.407.276.230.98.250
    1988California AngelsALMLBcal45248Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0013.5030002301.12221300003.7513.506.7520.250.0013.500.00.000
    1988Minor Totals: CALbyYearAAA----241---136.12465101441169.37948475575611041.9710.290.657.427.296.250.98.250
    1988MLB Totals: CALbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0016.3630002301.32221300004.5516.368.1824.550.0016.360.00.000
    1989Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal33259---075.92371001436248.24242325554012031.997.770.9210.177.407.770.73.000
    1989California AngelsALMLBcal45259Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.0010001101.00000110001.000.000.009.009.000.001.00.000
    1989Minor Totals: CALbyYearAAA----251---075.98371001436248.74242325554012032.017.840.9310.277.477.840.73.000
    1989MLB Totals: CALbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf000.0010001101.00000110001.000.000.009.009.000.001.00.000
    1990Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-2610---553.47560002956670.0643327044402021.548.230.005.665.144.240.91.500
    1990Seattle MarinersALMLBsea422610Log - Sp - Ext - Perf003.8650001502.13110612013.8611.570.0023.143.863.860.17.000
    1990Minor Totals: SEAbyYearAAA----261---553.47560002956670.0643327044402021.548.230.005.665.144.240.91.500
    1990MLB Totals: SEAbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf004.2950001502.33110612014.2912.860.0025.714.294.290.17.000
    1991London TigersEastAAdet-2711---105.52900019014.21814929124001.8411.051.235.527.368.591.331.000
    1991Calgary CannonsPCLAAAsea-2711---027.5813000413019.021181612261012.269.950.4710.422.848.530.27.000
    1991Minor Totals: DET-SEAbyYearAA/AAA----272---126.7822000522033.7393225331185012.1110.570.818.404.888.670.58.333
    1992Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-2812---203.2015000515025.128179121229021.939.950.367.467.826.041.051.000
    1992Minor Totals: DETbyYearAAA----281---203.2315000515025.328179121229021.9510.040.367.537.896.101.051.000
    1993Greenville BravesSouAAatl-2913---201.6511000311016.11043112211011.355.510.556.6111.572.201.751.000
    1993Richmond BravesILAAAatl-2913---005.0050001509.010550671001.7810.000.006.007.005.001.17.000
    1993Minor Totals: ATLbyYearAAA/AA----292---202.8716000416025.32098118282011.517.170.366.4510.043.231.561.000
    1994Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-3014---005.3115100914120.1181212116194111.677.970.447.088.415.311.19.000
    1994Minor Totals: TEXbyYearAAA----301---005.3715100914120.3181212116194111.698.060.457.168.515.371.19.000
    1997Catskill CougarsNeastIndy------3315---032.91741013021.221137012171001.528.720.004.987.065.401.42.000
    1997Indy TotalsbyYearIndy----331---032.97741013021.721137012171001.568.920.005.097.225.521.42.000
    1998Catskill CougarsNeastIndy------3416---154.2912111011071.1814334822492011.4410.221.012.786.185.432.23.167
    1998New Jersey JackalsNeastIndy------3416---024.0022000009.08440540001.448.000.005.004.004.000.80.000
    1998Indy TotalsbyYearIndy----342---174.2714131011080.3894738827532011.4510.000.903.035.965.281.96.125
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)006.4390004904.753311022013.5710.712.1421.434.296.430.20.000
    American League Totals (3 yrs)006.4390004904.753311022013.5710.712.1421.434.296.430.20.000
    Minor League Totals32595.02375904010428514793.3723559442447296801411461.838.200.508.277.726.340.93.352
    Minor: Indy Totals1103.97211720240102.01106045839703011.469.710.713.446.185.291.79.091
    Minor: Rk Totals053.30771000030.0272211026311041.778.100.007.809.306.601.19.000
    Minor: A Totals464.9821200001094.062675289410720061.665.940.779.0010.246.411.14.400
    Minor: A+ Totals9135.504128207130162.0156125993146137340141.868.670.178.117.616.940.94.409
    Minor: AA Totals11184.85119280021914245.72161701322024221546091.877.930.738.887.896.240.89.379
    Minor: AAA Totals8175.101877107618010261.726217514813221190401131.859.030.457.616.556.030.86.320
    Seattle Mariners Totals (1 yrs)004.2950001502.33110612014.2912.860.0025.714.294.290.17.000
    California Angels Totals (2 yrs)008.5740003402.32221410002.868.574.2917.144.298.570.25.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1984San Antonio DodgersTexAAlan-20p---11715151002000401000.333.333.400.7331661.067.067.4550.0025.000.000.00.0020.0
    1985Vero Beach DodgersFSLA+lan-21p---21311100000010000001.0001.0001.0002.0002101.000.0001.00050.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1985San Antonio DodgersTexAAlan-21p---273010000000100000.333.333.333.666310.000.000.5000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    1997Catskill CougarsNeastIndy------33p---394000000100100000.000.000.000.000400.250.000.0000.0025.000.000.00.000.0
    1998Catskill CougarsNeastIndy------34p---41222231014000713000.136.174.318.4922672.182.182.1430.0026.920.0022.03.8566.7
    1998New Jersey JackalsNeastIndy------34p---422000000000100000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals3719271002001501000.368.400.421.8212181.105.053.5004.7623.815.000.00.0014.3
    Minor: Indy Totals2328231014100913000.107.138.250.3883272.179.143.1110.0028.130.0028.03.1366.7
    Minor: A+ Totals1311100000010000001.0001.0001.0002.0002101.000.0001.00050.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AA Totals2418161002000501000.333.333.389.7221971.056.056.4620.0026.320.000.00.0016.7
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1981Gulf Coast Cubs GCLRk17P700.02540117.6361.000.0011.1100.011
    1982Quad Cities CubsMidwA18P2100.0527423632.8891.500.0015.1100.08
    1983Vero Beach DodgersFSLA+19P2400.0826503934.8721.400.0017.9100.06
    1984San Antonio DodgersTexAA20P1600.0215201917.8951.100.0011.894.111
    1985Vero Beach DodgersFSLA+21P1100.02501771.0000.600.007.984.611
    1985San Antonio DodgersTexAA21P700.0042064.6670.600.005.2100.013
    1986Palm Springs AngelsCalifA+22P600.00401441.0000.700.004.2100.015
    1986Midland AngelsTexAA22P2300.0441098.8890.300.0017.3100.08
    1987Midland AngelsTexAA23P5300.0319102322.9570.400.0039.0100.01
    1988Edmonton TrappersPCLAAA24P4600.099121918.9470.400.0032.6100.02
    1988California AngelsALMLB24P301.1000000.0000.000.001.9100.016
    1989Edmonton TrappersPCLAAA25P3700.0210101312.9230.300.0026.2100.03
    1989California AngelsALMLB25P101.0000000.0000.000.000.6100.014
    1990Calgary CannonsPCLAAA26P5600.04140018181.0000.300.0039.2100.02
    1990Seattle MarinersALMLB26P502.1000000.0000.000.003.1100.015
    1991London TigersEastAA27P900.04300771.0000.800.006.5100.016
    1991Calgary CannonsPCLAAA27P1300.0341087.8750.500.009.6100.016
    1992Toledo Mud HensILAAA28P1500.0231065.8330.300.0010.4100.013
    1993Greenville BravesSouAA29P1100.0311054.8000.400.007.7100.015
    1993Richmond BravesILAAA29P500.00100111.0000.200.003.5100.018
    1994Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAA30P1500.0021032.6670.100.0010.4100.09
    MLB Totals - (P)904000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)187002043526863.9260.300.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)119001646706962.8990.500.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (P)41001035525045.9001.100.000.00.00
    A Totals - (P)2100527423632.8891.500.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (P)7002540117.6361.000.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1981Minor7----------
    1982Minor21----------
    1983Minor24----------
    1984Minor16----------
    1985Minor18----------
    1986Minor29----------
    1987Minor53----------
    1988MLB3----------
    1988Minor46----------
    1989MLB1----------
    1989Minor37----------
    1990MLB5----------
    1990Minor56----------
    1991Minor22----------
    1992Minor15----------
    1993Minor16----------
    1994Minor15----------
    Totals384----------