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Dave RuckerHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1977-1989 MLB Years: 1981-1988
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PositionsP-497Position when DraftedpPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDavid Michael Rucker
Height6-1Weight190BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateSeptember 1,1957 [60.175]PlaceSan Bernardino,California
High SchoolEisenhower (Rialto,CA)
CollegeUniversity of La Verne (La Verne,CA), UCLA (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers in the 16th round (402nd overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 19th round (444th overall) of the 1975 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutApril 12,1981 [23.223]
OrganizationsDET [6] PHI [2] PIT [2] SLN [2] TEX [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID17432Retrosheet IDruckd001MLBAM ID121529
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts43Walks36Hittable51SO/BB34vsPower51Hitting6Durability56Team.510Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1977UCLACollegeNCAASoRel19433.4922418000059.0622723035320001.639.40--5.314.850.91.571-
1978Bristol TigersAppRkdet-Rel20105.1430300017.010541271001.7112.861.292.579.003.501.000-
1978Lakeland TigersFSLA+det-Rel20633.1918018000331.0261311013182001.267.55--3.775.231.38.667-
1978Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0733.5521021000438.0361815115253001.348.530.243.555.921.67.7002.80
1979Montgomery RebelsSouAAdet-S/R21474.59281117100196.0975649666643001.709.090.566.196.000.97.364-
1979Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-ST21112.77220000013.011441180000.927.620.690.695.548.00.500-
1979Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--S/R0584.383013171001109.01086053767723001.618.920.585.535.941.07.3854.09
1980Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-Rel22783.4252646000692.0945335352535001.599.200.295.095.181.02.467-
1981Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-Rel23743.7635035000367.0603028442364001.528.060.545.644.840.86.636-
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet49Rel23006.7520200204.03430120011.006.75--2.254.502.00-3.10
1982Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-Rel24413.39300300022658.0532722229423001.418.180.314.476.481.45.800-
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet49Rel24563.3827423108064.0622624423311021.338.720.563.234.361.35.4553.73
1983Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-Rel25243.34182160013229.2251211121300001.557.580.306.379.101.43.333-
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet18S/R251217.0043100009.01817172860002.8918.002.008.006.000.75.3336.98
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36Rel25532.6834034009037.0361411118221011.468.760.244.385.351.22.6253.46
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36Rel26232.10500500015073.0622317034381011.327.64--4.194.681.12.4003.17
1985Portland BeaversPCLAAAphi-Rel27104.5010010005116.0159824170001.198.441.132.259.564.251.000-
1985Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39Rel27324.31393360011179.0834238640412021.559.420.684.544.651.03.6004.22
1986Portland BeaversPCLAAAphi-ST28334.2612120100069.2713933126361001.399.170.133.364.651.38.500-
1986Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39Rel28025.7619019005025.0341916414142001.9212.241.445.045.041.00.0005.41
1987Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-Rel29324.25533500014565.2593831740375001.518.090.965.485.070.93.600-
1988Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-Rel30010.8816016009430.21683118160001.114.700.295.284.700.89.000-
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36,51Rel30024.76310310011028.039191529161001.6912.390.642.865.081.78.0003.51
1989Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-Rel31114.35240240013231.0392015114183001.7111.320.294.065.231.29.500-
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter16203.972061019610611319.2337164141191471708071.519.490.534.144.791.16.4441.15
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter40353.7730136265207634604.05763142543032838227001.498.540.444.865.661.16.533-
AAA Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter29253.6225225227107629470.04432401902324729321001.468.430.444.705.581.19.537-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter474.59281117100196.0975649666643001.709.090.566.196.000.97.364-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter633.1918018000331.0261311013182001.267.55--3.775.231.38.667-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter105.1430300017.010541271001.7112.861.292.579.003.501.000-
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter433.4922418000059.0622723035320001.639.40--5.314.850.91.571-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter762.298408400240110.0983728152602021.368.020.084.254.911.15.538-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter344.665835500161104.011761541054554021.6410.090.864.664.741.02.429-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter685.14337261010077.0834744632391031.499.700.703.744.561.22.429-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter024.76310310011028.039191529161001.6912.390.642.865.081.78.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings11143.97142713510421220.023211397131011176051.519.490.534.144.791.16.4401.15
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14133.771091396102812220.0209114921111913810001.498.540.444.865.661.16.519-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1980Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-p225310100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.9090.000.000.000.000.000.00
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36p25344000000000100000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36p26507010000000300000.143.143.143.286107.250.000.000.1300.0042.860.000.000.000.00
1985Portland BeaversPCLAAAphi-27102000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1985Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39p274112241000001501000.333.385.417.8025114.571.084.167.3617.1435.715.000.000.0025.00
1986Portland BeaversPCLAAAphi-p28128030001000101000.375.375.375.750309.429.000.000.3380.0011.110.000.000.000.00
1986Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39p28191000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1988Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-p30162010001000100000.500.500.5001.0001021.000.000.000.4520.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36,51p30312000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1989Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-p312410100000000010001.0001.0001.0002.0001021.000.000.000.9100.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter175262510000011101000.192.222.231.4536128.333.039.077.0003.5739.2911.000.000.0020.00
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter11514060002000302000.429.429.429.8586016.545.000.000.0000.0018.750.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter11514060002000302000.429.429.429.8586016.545.000.000.0000.0018.750.000.000.000.00
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter6013241000001501000.308.357.385.7425115.500.077.154.0006.6733.335.000.000.0025.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter8411010000000400000.091.091.091.1821011.143.000.000.0000.0036.360.000.000.000.00
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter312000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162242510000011001000.192.222.231.4536126.333.039.077.0003.5739.2911.000.000.0020.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16220080003000403000.429.429.429.8588023.545.000.000.0000.0018.750.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Bristol Tigers AppRkdet20P3---2--221.0000.67------3100.04.3
1978Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det20P18---8--881.0000.44------18100.013.0
1979Montgomery Rebels SouAAdet21P28--727223634.9441.21------28100.019.6
1979Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet21P2---2--221.0001.00------2100.01.5
1980Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet22P52--528313633.9170.63------5398.138.5
1981Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet23P35--6181-2524.9600.69------35100.025.7
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet23P2-41---111.0000.500.25-----2100.01.8
1982Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet24P30--614-220201.0000.67------30100.022.6
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet24P27-64410321714.8240.520.22-----27100.016.7
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet25P18---74-117.6360.39------18100.013.2
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet25P4-913--441.0001.000.44-----4100.02.5
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25P34-3755111110.9090.290.27-----34100.021.0
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26P50-73410511914.7370.280.19-----50100.030.9
1985Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi27P39-79514-119191.0000.490.24-----4195.124.1
1986Portland Beavers PCLAAAphi28P12--414111918.9471.50------12100.08.5
1986Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28P19-2515-1661.0000.320.24-----19100.011.8
1987Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex29P53--29-111111.0000.21------53100.037.9
1988Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit30P16--26--881.0000.50------16100.011.3
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit30P31-28141-65.8330.160.18-----31100.019.4
1989Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit31P24--15-1661.0000.25------24100.016.9
MLB Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P206-31922511068373.8800.350.23-----2060.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P242--2610396138129.9350.53------2420.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P28--727223634.9441.21------280.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P18---8--881.0000.44------180.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3---2--221.0000.67------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Bristol Tigers AppRkdet203----------
1978Lakeland Tigers FSLA+det2018----------
1979Montgomery Rebels SouAAdet2128----------
1979Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet212----------
1980Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet2252----------
1981Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet2335----------
1981Detroit TigersALMLBdet232----------
1982Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet2430----------
1982Detroit TigersALMLBdet2427----------
1983Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet2518----------
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet254----------
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2534----------
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2650----------
1985Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2739----------
1986Portland Beavers PCLAAAphi2812----------
1986Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi2819----------
1987Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex2953----------
1988Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit3016----------
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3031----------
1989Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit3124----------

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
1988-10-13Released by Pirates. 
1988-02-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
1987-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1986-12-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1986-11-12Released by Phillies. 
1985-04-06TradeTraded by Cardinals to Phillies for Ivan DeJesus and Bill Campbell. 
1983-07-05TradeTraded by Tigers to Cardinals for Doug Bair. 
* 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

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YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll27220,000-3891736370,78060,000220,000
1986Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll2860,000-61439-386,34760,000280,000
1988Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll3062,500-60442-392,10762,500342,500
* 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