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Dave RuckerTrack this Player High 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 [60.294]PlaceSan Bernardino,California
High SchoolEisenhower (Rialto,CA)
CollegeUniversity of La Verne (La Verne,CA), UCLA (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 16th round (402nd overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Philadelphia Phillies [Team Picks] 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
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25P34-3755111110.9090.290.27-----34100.021.0
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet25P4-913--441.0001.000.44-----4100.02.5
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----------
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2534----------
1983Detroit TigersALMLBdet254----------
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 DescriptionAgeRoster 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