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Al NipperTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1978-1991 MLB Years: 1983-1990
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Rated Prospect
World Series Champion

PositionsP-242Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameAlbert Samuel Nipper
Height6-0Weight194BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 2,1959 [59.023]PlaceSan Diego,California
High SchoolHazelwood West (Hazelwood,MO)
CollegeTruman State University (Kirksville,MO)

DraftedSelected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 8th round (206th overall) of the 1980 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsDon Lenhardt
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1983-BOS-#10 ... 1984-BOS-#4
MLB DebutSeptember 6,1983 [24.157]
OrganizationsBOS [8] CHN [1] CLE [1] SLN [1] Awards1Awards Voting1-1
TBC Player ID15998Retrosheet IDnippa001MLBAM ID119805
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts22Walks48Hittable45SO/BB30vsPower45Hitting2Durability59Team.483Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1978Truman StateCollegeNCAAFrS/R19263.26972600049.2363318041410001.556.52--7.437.431.00.250-
1979Truman StateCollegeNCAASoST20620.98880520055.040136025530001.176.51--4.078.622.12.750-
1980Truman StateCollegeNCAAJrST21253.79880710054.2453023015580001.107.41--2.479.553.87.286-
1980Winter Haven Red SoxFSLA+bos-S/R21642.5416115210185.0822924149486001.548.680.115.195.080.98.600-
1981Winter Haven Red SoxFSLA+bos-ST221481.702926315421212.0191594036013915001.188.110.132.555.902.32.636-
1982Bristol Red SoxEastAAbos-ST23673.68191816110115.01085047345666001.338.450.233.525.171.47.462-
1983New Britain Red SoxEastAAbos-ST24432.821091310067.0462621325421001.066.180.403.365.641.68.571-
1983Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-ST24944.45181714110109.010862541154581001.488.890.914.454.771.07.692-
1983Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST01373.83282627210176.0154887514791002001.327.860.714.035.101.27.650-
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBbos49S/R24112.25321101016.017440750011.509.56--3.942.810.71.5003.63
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos49S/R251163.89292456030182.218386791852847171.299.020.892.564.141.62.6474.10
1985Boston Red SoxALMLBbos49ST269124.06252505000162.015783731482853191.488.720.784.564.721.04.4294.44
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos49ST2710125.38262603000159.0186108952447791141.4710.531.362.664.471.68.4554.70
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos49ST2811125.43303006000174.01961151053062895071.4810.141.553.214.601.44.4785.28
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn45S/R29243.04221210003180.0723727934271131.338.101.013.833.040.79.3334.94
1990Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcle-ST31554.7417161101189.0805347656475001.528.060.605.644.740.84.500-
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle42S/R31236.75954001024.0351918219126022.2513.130.757.134.500.63.4005.52
1991Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-ST32035.72550000028.036181839101001.5911.440.952.863.181.11.000-
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter46504.521441242021081797.284645240197303381234331.449.551.093.424.301.26.4791.89
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter44343.201141021231853705.16512972513029841035001.348.300.383.805.231.38.564-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter14124.72403825121226.1224133119201191157001.518.880.794.724.560.97.538-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter10103.36292729210182.015476686701087001.237.620.303.465.341.54.500-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter20121.944537817522297.02738864410918721001.298.270.123.305.671.72.625-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter10132.652523218300158.212176470811520001.276.82--4.578.571.88.435-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter42434.62113107621040693.273939635686250342163281.439.591.123.244.441.37.494-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter243.04221210003180.0723727934271131.338.101.013.833.040.79.333-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter236.75954001024.0351918219126022.2513.130.757.134.500.63.400-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13144.52403466020220.023312511127841056191.449.551.093.424.301.26.4811.89
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14113.203632410221220.0203937899312811001.348.300.383.805.231.38.560-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn45p292223021000000602001.087.087.130.2173125.118.043.043.0960.0024.000.000.000.0050.00
1991Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-p3257000000000200000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2223021000000602001.087.087.130.2173125.118.043.043.0000.0024.000.000.000.0050.00
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter57000000000200000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter57000000000200000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2223021000000602001.087.087.130.2173125.118.043.043.0000.0024.000.000.000.0050.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162169015700000044015007.087.087.130.217227184.118.043.043.0000.0024.000.000.000.0050.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1622270000000006500000.000.000.000.00000227.000.000.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1981Winter Haven Red Sox FSLA+bos22P29--1533114948.9801.66------29100.020.9
1982Bristol Red Sox EastAAbos23P19--1731-348481.0002.53------19100.013.6
1983New Britain Red Sox EastAAbos24P10--422-226261.0002.60------10100.07.2
1983Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos24P18--1422153736.9732.00------18100.012.9
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24P3-1612--331.0001.000.19-----3100.01.9
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25P29-18228311-6059.9832.030.32-----29100.017.9
1985Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26P25-1622428545752.9122.080.32-----25100.015.4
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27P26-1592828145756.9822.150.35-----26100.016.1
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28P30-1742027224947.9591.570.27-----30100.018.5
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn29P22-8047111211.9170.500.14-----22100.013.6
1990Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle31P17--513-218181.0001.06------17100.011.9
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31P9-2411-1221.0000.220.08-----9100.05.6
1991Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln32P5--26-1881.0001.60------5100.03.5
MLB Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P144-7971061241012240230.9581.600.29-----1440.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P40--2141186362.9841.55------400.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P29--2153-574741.0002.55------290.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P29--1533114948.9801.66------290.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1981Winter Haven Red Sox FSLA+bos2229----------
1982Bristol Red Sox EastAAbos2319----------
1983New Britain Red Sox EastAAbos2410----------
1983Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos2418----------
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBbos243----------
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2529----------
1985Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2625----------
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2726----------
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2830----------
1988Chicago CubsNLMLBchn2922----------
1990Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle3117----------
1990Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle319----------
1991Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln325----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1986Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB27017.112006.11052201.9714.210.002.842.841.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs017.1120200006.31005022001.8914.210.002.842.841.000.00.000

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1995Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos36Assistant Coach1448658.597--1Kevin KennedyLost in 1st Round (Indians)
1995Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos36Pitching Coach1448658.597--1Kevin KennedyLost in 1st Round (Indians)
1995Trenton ThunderEastAAMinorbos36Pitching Coach1427369.514--2Ken MachaLost in Semi-Finals
1996Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos37Pitching Coach1628577.5257.03Kevin Kennedy
2001Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca42Pitching Coach1626597.40126.05Tony Muser
2002Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca43Pitching Coach16262100.38332.54Tony Pena,John Mizerock,Tony Muser-
2014Toledo Mud HensILAAAMinordet55Pitching Coach1436974.4839.53Larry Parrish
2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAMinorkca56Pitching Coach1448064.5566.03Brian Poldberg
* 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 [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1984American League Player of the Week (September 3-September 9)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1990-10-04Released by Indians. 
1990-02-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1989-03-28Released by Cubs. 
1987-12-08TradeTraded by Red Sox with Calvin Schiraldi to Cubs for Lee Smith. 
* 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
1985Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll26165,000-4261930370,78060,000165,000
1986Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll27265,000-3682148386,34760,000430,000
1987Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll2860,000-59525-344,90660,000490,000
1988Chicago CubsTeam Payroll29397,000-2681162++392,10762,500887,000
1990Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll31100,000-64936-515,727100,000987,000
* 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