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Roger NelsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1963-1979 MLB Years: 1967-1976
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PositionsP-187Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRoger Eugene Nelson
Height6-3Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJune 7,1944 [73.347]PlaceAltadena,California
High SchoolLincoln (Lincoln,NE)

DraftedSelected by the Montreal Expos [Team Picks] in the 6th round (129th overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 9,1967 [23.094]
OrganizationsKCA [6] CHA [5] CIN [2] PIT [2] BAL [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID15921Retrosheet IDnelsr101MLBAM ID119713
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Player Notes:   Selected by the Kansas City Royals from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1968 AL expansion draft (#1 pick)
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts55Walks60Hittable75SO/BB58vsPower75Hitting22Durability27Team.525Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1963nullRk--Rel19544.7816016000064.0594134050830001.708.30--7.0311.671.66.556-
1964nullA+--Rel20005.1440400007.09740730002.2911.57--9.003.860.43--
1964nullA+--Rel20242.3515015000065.0542317025720001.227.48--3.469.972.88.333-
1964Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorA+--Rel0242.6319019000072.0633021032750001.327.88--4.009.382.34.333-
1965nullA+--Rel21973.12250250000150.012562520591200001.237.50--3.547.202.03.563-
1966nullAA--Rel226103.78220220000131.012363550411040001.258.45--2.827.152.54.375-
1967nullAAA--Rel23334.4237037000057.0573328018520001.329.00--2.848.212.89.500-
1967Chicago White SoxALMLBcha48Rel23011.2950500307.04111040020.575.141.29--5.140.00.0004.11
1968nullAAA--Rel24301.29404000028.0134405300000.644.18--1.619.646.001.000-
1968Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35S/R24432.4119613005171.0492119326706011.066.210.383.308.872.69.5712.10
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35ST257133.31292908100193.017078711265828161.227.910.563.033.821.26.3503.57
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35S/R260210.0042200009.01810103032012.0018.003.00--3.000.00.0006.64
1971nullAAA--Rel27233.8011011000064.0703227022600001.449.84--3.098.442.73.400-
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35Rel27015.2913112004034.035202015290001.189.260.261.327.685.80.0001.57
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35S/R281162.0834191510693173.0120414013311204010.876.230.681.616.233.87.6472.54
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin45S/R29323.461486100054.2492521424171031.348.070.663.952.800.71.6004.38
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin45ST30443.3814122101185.0673632735423111.207.070.743.694.431.20.5003.93
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35Rel32002.0830300008.24220441020.924.15--4.154.151.00-3.79
1977Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-R/CL33533.39580580001661.0563223233483001.468.260.304.877.081.45.625-
1978Columbus ClippersILAAApit-R/CL34383.73511500001099.09250411045636001.388.360.914.095.731.40.273-
1979Portland BeaversPCLAAApit-Rel350013.5010100002.03430120002.0013.50--4.509.002.00--
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter29323.061357758207225634.051623421644190371252171.117.300.622.695.251.95.4750.71
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter38423.56244124300026728.0661351288123066379001.338.170.153.787.882.08.475-
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter16173.65162116100026311.0291155126121242559001.338.420.353.597.382.06.485-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6103.78220220000131.012363550411040001.258.45--2.827.152.54.375-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter11112.96440440000222.018892730911950001.267.62--3.697.912.14.500-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter544.7816016000064.0594134050830001.708.30--7.0311.671.66.556-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter18223.08835132187133417.034715114329105238151101.087.470.622.265.122.27.450-
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter763.41282082011139.111661531159594141.257.460.713.793.791.00.538-
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter432.4119613005171.0492119326706011.066.210.383.308.872.69.571-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter011.2950500307.04111040020.575.141.29--5.140.00.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings10113.064727207282220.0178817515661289161.117.300.622.695.251.95.4760.71
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings11133.56740740008220.0200106874921933001.338.170.153.787.882.08.458-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35p2419160100000021004001.063.167.063.2301022.167.000.125.1269.0945.455.000.000.000.00
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35p2529584801030021605100.138.164.172.33610166.186.034.069.1553.0324.248.000.000.0012.50
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35p2640000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.708100.000.000.000.000.000.00
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35p27136220000001200000.333.429.333.762207.500.000.167.36114.2928.572.000.000.000.00
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35p2834542500000031904000.093.140.093.2335061.143.000.056.1174.9231.156.330.000.000.00
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin45p291418120001000401000.111.111.111.2222019.143.000.000.1020.0021.050.000.000.000.00
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin45p301428350004002702000.179.233.179.4125032.238.000.071.2016.2521.883.500.000.000.00
1977Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-33584000000000001000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter12718012230108001158016101.128.177.139.316251208.187.011.072.0005.2927.885.270.000.004.35
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter584000000000001000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter584000000000001000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Kansas City Royals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter8011881501030073709100.127.175.144.319171135.183.017.076.0005.1927.415.290.000.006.67
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter28464700050021103000.152.188.152.3407051.200.000.043.0003.9221.575.500.000.000.00
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter19160100000021004001.063.167.063.2301022.167.000.125.0009.0945.455.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162230152901010001474020101.128.177.139.316321265.187.011.072.0005.2927.885.270.000.004.35
Average Minor - Per 162 games16211000000000003000.000.000.000.0000014.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1967Chicago White SoxALMLBcha23P5-712-1331.0000.600.43-----5100.03.1
1968Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24P19-7138--11111.0000.580.15-----19100.011.7
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25P29-1931925534944.8981.520.23-----29100.017.9
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26P4-9-3--331.0000.750.33-----4100.02.5
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27P13-3429--11111.0000.850.32-----13100.08.1
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28P34-173833114241.9761.210.2414573.7-34100.022.1
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29P14-54312-215151.0001.070.281150.0-14100.08.6
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30P14-85610211816.8891.140.19-----14100.08.6
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32P3-811--221.0000.670.25-----3100.01.9
1978Columbus Clippers ILAAApit34P51--518312623.8850.45------51100.036.7
1979Portland Beavers PCLAAApit35P1--11--221.0002.00------1100.00.7
MLB Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P135-6344310388154146.9481.080.2315671.4-1350.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P52--619312825.8930.48------520.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1967Chicago White SoxALMLBcha235----------
1968Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2419----------
1969Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2529----------
1970Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca264----------
1971Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2713----------
1972Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca2834----------
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin2914----------
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3014----------
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca323----------
1978Columbus Clippers ILAAApit3451----------
1979Portland Beavers PCLAAApit351----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1973Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB29000.001002.1001000.480.000.003.860.000.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0010100002.3000010000.430.000.003.860.000.000.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1973Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB2911000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs11000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1976-03-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1975-08-05Released by Athletics. 
1975-04-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1975-03-25Released by White Sox. 
1974-10-25Purchased by White Sox from Reds. 
1972-11-30TradeTraded by Royals with Richie Scheinblum to Reds for Hal McRae and Wayne Simpson. 
1968-10-15Selected by Royals from Orioles in expansion draft (Pick #1). 
1967-11-29TradeTraded by White Sox with Bruce Howard and Don Buford to Orioles for John Matias, Russ Snyder and Luis Aparicio. 
1963-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
* 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.