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Dennis RasmussenTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1978-1995 MLB Years: 1983-1995
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-421Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDennis Lee Rasmussen
Height6-7Weight225BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 18,1959 [59.002]PlaceLos Angeles,California
High SchoolBear Creek (Lakewood,CO)
CollegeCreighton University (Omaha,NE)

DraftedSelected by the California Angels [Team Picks] in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 1980 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates [Team Picks] in the 18th round (459th overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1984-SDN-#9
MLB DebutSeptember 16,1983 [24.151]
OrganizationsNYA [5] SDN [5] KCA [4] CAL [3] CIN [2] BAL [1] CHN [1] SFN [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID16936Retrosheet IDrasmd001MLBAM ID120936
RelationshipsGrandson of Bill Brubaker
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts48Walks47Hittable58SO/BB44vsPower58Hitting14Durability52Team.510Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1978Creighton UniversityMVCNCAA-1Rel1942--70700000.0000000000----------0.00.667-
1980Creighton UniversityMVCNCAA-1S/R21363.3814104110061.0433523050840001.526.31--7.3412.331.68.333-
1980Salinas AngelsCalifA+cal-ST21465.4511110410076.0695146652638001.598.170.716.167.461.21.400-
1981Holyoke MillersEastAAcal-ST228123.98242406100156.0134956999912518001.497.730.525.717.211.26.400-
1982Spokane IndiansPCLAAAcal-ST231185.03272704200171.2166110961511316212001.638.700.795.928.491.43.579-
1983Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-ST2413104.57282808100181.016110692161081875001.498.010.805.379.301.73.565-
1983San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn27S/R24001.98413001013.2105318131001.326.590.665.278.561.63-3.56
1984Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-ST25413.09660310043.2241515127308001.174.950.215.566.181.11.800-
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya45ST25964.57242401000147.2127797516601108241.277.740.983.666.701.83.6003.99
1985Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-ST26033.80770100045.0412419125433001.478.200.205.008.601.72.000-
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya45S/R26353.98221662010101.29756451042633111.378.590.893.725.581.50.3753.99
1986New York YankeesALMLBnya45ST271863.88313103100202.0160918728741315021.167.131.253.305.841.77.7504.40
1987Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-ST28101.2911000007.05110040000.716.43----5.140.001.000-
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya45ST28974.75262512000146.014578773155896041.378.941.913.395.491.62.5635.62
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin45ST28413.97770000045.0392220512391201.137.740.992.387.743.25.8003.38
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin45ST29265.7511110110056.0683636822271521.6010.861.283.514.311.23.2504.93
1988San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn43ST291442.55202006000148.01314842936856001.137.950.552.185.162.36.7783.14
1989San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn43ST3010104.26333301000183.2190100871872874231.439.310.883.534.261.21.5004.31
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn43ST3111154.51323203100187.2217110942862869131.4910.411.342.974.121.39.4234.87
1991Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-ST32135.08550100028.0231816215121101.347.310.644.763.810.80.250-
1991San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn43ST326133.74242401100146.215574611249751121.399.510.743.014.601.53.3163.94
1992Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-ST33075.67990100046.0493329322331001.549.590.594.306.461.50.000-
1992Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-S/R33442.031385321062.0522114320500001.167.550.442.907.262.50.500-
1992Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--S/R04113.58221754210108.01015443642831001.328.420.503.506.921.98.2673.13
1992Chicago CubsNLMLBchn48S/R330010.8031200105.07662200001.8012.603.603.60--0.00-9.18
1992Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca47ST33411.43550110037.2257606123000.825.97--1.432.872.00.8002.62
1993Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-ST34785.03171703100105.212488591827594001.4310.561.532.305.032.19.467-
1993Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca47S/R34127.45945003029.0402524414122011.8612.411.244.343.720.86.3335.51
1994Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-ST351073.24201829200139.013559501236842001.238.740.782.335.442.33.588-
1994Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-ST35124.20550100030.039171427123001.5311.700.602.103.601.71.333-
1994Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST01193.412523210200169.017476641443965001.289.270.752.295.112.23.5503.84
1995Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-ST36632.8910100310065.0632221717511001.228.680.962.347.033.00.667-
1995Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca37Rel36019.00514001010.01310103862002.1011.702.707.205.400.75.0008.20
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter91774.1525623521215701456.214247476731755228355214221.338.771.083.225.141.60.5421.53
Minor League Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter70744.2118317674712101154.210856605419556891566101.438.440.744.427.121.61.486-
AAA Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter58564.151481417371010922.28825144268041772740101.408.580.784.067.081.74.509-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8123.98242406100156.0134956999912518001.497.730.525.717.211.26.400-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter465.4511110410076.0695146652638001.598.170.716.167.461.21.400-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter782.33211011110088.24335230501250001.054.36--5.0812.692.50.467-
San Diego Padres Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter41423.80113110311210677.07033372876822734621481.379.300.903.004.581.52.494-
New York Yankees Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter39244.281039678110596.052930428485231393223111.277.971.283.485.921.70.619-
Kansas City Royals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter544.7019109114076.2784240728307011.389.160.823.293.521.07.556-
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter674.96181801100101.210758561334662721.399.471.153.015.841.94.462-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0010.8031200105.07662200001.8012.603.603.60--0.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14124.15393543110220.021411310126791268231.338.771.083.225.141.60.5381.53
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13144.21353329200220.02061261031810817413001.438.440.744.427.121.61.481-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1978Creighton UniversityMVCNCAA-1p193812121404162400163300000.331.409.529.9386411137.415.198.331.42211.6824.092.064.3820.1727.50
1980Creighton UniversityMVCNCAA-1p21216117197111101121600000.311.425.508.93331973.409.197.377.41716.4421.921.331.3761.0047.37
1980Salinas AngelsCalifA+cal-21121000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1983San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn27p2443000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin45p28715110000001700000.067.125.067.1921016.125.000.067.1006.2543.757.000.000.000.00
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin45p291122151001000600000.227.227.273.5006122.313.046.045.2240.0027.270.000.000.0020.00
1988San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn43p2920486910030041716102.188.259.208.46710160.281.020.104.2246.6728.334.250.000.0011.11
1988Totals for NL-NL         317071420040042316102.200.250.229.47916282.292.029.086.2244.8828.055.750.000.0014.29
1989San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn43p30336511130020012003001.169.182.215.39714369.244.046.062.1801.4528.9920.000.000.0027.27
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn43p31336281820080021806101.290.308.323.63120271.400.033.065.2852.8225.359.000.000.0011.11
1991Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-p3255000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
1991San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn43p3225443610000051203000.136.224.159.3837152.188.023.136.1919.6223.082.400.000.0016.67
1992Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-p33131000000001000000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.000.35350.000.000.000.000.000.00
1992Chicago CubsNLMLBchn48p3330000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1994Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-p3558120000000500000.250.250.250.500208.667.000.000.2250.0062.500.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter136259205080014001382119204.193.233.224.457588294.279.031.081.0004.4227.896.310.000.0016.00
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter3515120000001800000.133.188.133.3212016.286.000.067.0006.2550.008.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2314120000001800000.143.200.143.3432015.333.000.071.0006.6753.338.000.000.000.00
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter121000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter59182385911273501284900000.324.414.522.9369520210.413.198.346.00013.3323.331.753.3326.0033.90
San Diego Padres Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter115222184470013001269118204.198.241.230.471517255.284.032.086.0004.7127.065.750.000.0015.91
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter18372610010011300000.162.184.189.3737138.250.027.054.0002.6334.2113.000.000.0016.67
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter30000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623092460100017001598123205.193.233.224.4576910350.279.031.081.0004.4227.896.310.000.0016.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162695900000053700000.133.188.133.3219074.286.000.067.0006.2550.008.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1981Holyoke Millers EastAAcal22P24--338414541.9111.71------24100.017.4
1982Spokane Indians PCLAAAcal23P27--128223129.9351.07------27100.018.9
1983Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya24P28--824313532.9141.14------28100.020.0
1983San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn24P4-13-4-1441.0001.000.31-----4100.02.5
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya25P24-147714212321.9130.880.14-----24100.014.8
1985Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya26P7--28--10101.0001.43------7100.05.0
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya26P22-101713-220201.0000.910.20-----22100.013.7
1986New York YankeesALMLBnya27P31-202626--32321.0001.030.16-----31100.019.1
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya28P26-1466221-2928.9661.080.19-----26100.016.0
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28P7-45-81-98.8891.140.18-----7100.04.3
1988San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn29P20-148334--37371.0001.850.25-----20100.012.4
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29P11-56-11-111111.0001.000.20-----11100.06.8
1989San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn30P33-183627-333331.0001.000.18-----33100.020.4
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn31P32-187831324239.9291.220.21-----3397.019.8
1991Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn32P5--13--441.0000.80------5100.03.6
1991San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32P24-1465341-4039.9751.630.27-----2596.014.8
1992Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn33P13--314111817.9441.31------13100.09.1
1992Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal33P9--281-1110.9091.11------9100.06.3
1992Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33P5-37112--13131.0002.600.35-----5100.03.1
1992Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33P3-5-1--111.0000.330.20-----3100.01.9
1993Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca34P17--723323330.9091.76------17100.011.8
1993Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34P9-29-5--551.0000.560.17-----9100.05.6
1994Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca35P20--1026-136361.0001.80------20100.013.9
1994Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn35P5--27--991.0001.80------5100.03.5
1995Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca36P10--114-115151.0001.50------10100.06.9
1995Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca36P5-10-------------5100.03.5
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P256-145549242810299291.9731.140.20-----2560.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 8 season(s)-   P141--37155108202192.9501.36------1410.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P24--338414541.9111.71------240.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1981Holyoke Millers EastAAcal2224----------
1982Spokane Indians PCLAAAcal2327----------
1983Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya2428----------
1983San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn244----------
1984New York YankeesALMLBnya2524----------
1985Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya267----------
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya2622----------
1986New York YankeesALMLBnya2731----------
1987New York YankeesALMLBnya2826----------
1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin287----------
1988San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn2920----------
1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin2911----------
1989San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3033----------
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3132----------
1991Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn325----------
1991San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3224----------
1992Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn3313----------
1992Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal339----------
1992Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca335----------
1992Chicago CubsNLMLBchn333----------
1993Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca3417----------
1993Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca349----------
1994Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca3520----------
1994Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn355----------
1995Omaha Royals AmerAAAkca3610----------
1995Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca365----------

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1994American Association All-Star (LHP)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1995-07-07Released by Royals. 
1994-11-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1994-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-05-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1994-05-02Released by Giants. 
1994-01-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
1993-10-29Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-07-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1992-07-21Released by Cubs. 
1992-06-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
1992-06-02Released by Orioles. 
1992-01-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1991-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-01-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
1990-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-06-08TradeTraded by Reds to Padres for Candy Sierra. 
1987-08-26TradeTraded by Yankees to Reds for Bill Gullickson. 
1984-03-30TradeTraded by Padres with Darin Cloninger to Yankees for Graig Nettles. 
1983-09-12TradeTraded by Yankees with Edwin Rodriguez and Cash to Padres for John Montefusco. 
1982-11-24TradeTraded by Angels to Yankees for Tommy John. 
* 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
1985New York YankeesTeam Payroll2660,000-51637-370,78060,00060,000
1986New York YankeesTeam Payroll27100,000-4972529386,34760,000160,000
1987New York YankeesTeam Payroll28175,000-3492551344,90660,000335,000
1987Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll28175,000-3491751344,90660,000335,000
1988Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll29457,500-233867++392,10762,500792,500
1988San Diego PadresTeam Payroll29457,500-233767++392,10762,500792,500
1989San Diego PadresTeam Payroll30802,500-157681++429,80262,5001,595,000
1990San Diego PadresTeam Payroll31802,000-193873++515,727100,0002,397,000
1991San Diego PadresTeam Payroll32805,000-241966++742,231100,0003,202,000
1992Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll33109,000-68039-962,245109,0003,311,000
1992Chicago CubsTeam Payroll33109,000-68040-962,245109,0003,311,000
1993Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll34325,000-4332452968,431109,0003,636,000
1995Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll36185,000-5282342999,520109,0003,821,000
* 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