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Denny WallingTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1975-1992 MLB Years: 1975-1992
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Positions3B-391, OF-290, 1B-273Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDennis Martin Walling
Height6-1Weight185BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateApril 17,1954 [64.097]PlaceNeptune,New Jersey
High SchoolHowell (Farmingdale,NJ)
CollegeClemson University (Clemson,SC), Brookdale Community College (Lincroft,NJ)

DraftedSelected by the Oakland Athletics [Team Picks] in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1975 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the San Francisco Giants [Team Picks] in the 8th round (187th overall) of the 1974 Amateur Entry Draft
MLB DebutSeptember 7,1975 [21.143]
OrganizationsHOU [13] OAK [3] SLN [3] TEX [1] Awards2
TBC Player ID19342Retrosheet IDwalld001MLBAM ID123870
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed49Power54Contact72XBH52RBIs65Runs41Hitting68Durability40Team.509Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1975Clemson UniversityACCNCAA-13b-of21381404659931360110311200000.421.526.8071.33311325171.400.386.686.57818.137.020.397.6010.7742.37
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak7of2168011002000400000.125.125.250.375218.250.125.125.1650.0050.000.000.000.00100.00
1976ChattanoogaSouAA-221153694895155942200585100000.257.358.398.75614729427.278.141.352.35413.5811.940.882.1141.0030.53
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak8of22311130000000300000.273.273.273.5463011.375.000.000.2530.0027.270.000.000.000.00
1977San Jose MissionsPCLAAAoak-23310130004001000000.300.364.300.6643011.300.000.100.3109.090.000.000.000.000.00
1977Charleston CharliesILAAAhou-23298917314141421121003000.348.426.551.977499104.360.203.348.43011.549.620.833.8522.2529.03
1977Totals for AAA-AAA         329918344141821131003000.343.420.525.945529115.353.182.323.41811.308.700.773.4824.7526.47
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29of23621160106012400000.286.348.381.7298123.353.095.143.3288.7017.392.000.000.0016.67
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29of24120247306211333692302410232.251.332.356.6888817280.266.105.255.31410.718.570.801.0782.3327.42
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29of258214721488433132172100122.327.394.497.8917315165.363.170.293.39110.3012.731.241.8249.0031.25
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou291b2610028430856532943352600242.299.374.387.76111014321.319.088.215.34410.908.100.740.9394.6716.47
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29of-1b276515823376052321281701213.234.346.367.7135811189.232.133.316.33114.818.990.612.6531.6029.73
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29of-1b288514622304111442231900136.205.312.267.579396170.228.062.233.26813.5311.180.830.59146.0020.00
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou291b2910013524405331922151601111.296.364.444.8086011152.316.148.259.3599.8710.531.071.9745.0027.50
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou293b3087249377011533171162810224.281.325.402.72710019268.305.121.209.3235.9710.451.751.1283.0027.14
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou293b-1b31119345449320174552252600428.270.316.394.71013628374.272.124.206.3146.686.951.041.8749.2930.11
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou293b3213038254119231135811363100458.312.367.479.84618337422.310.167.262.3708.537.350.863.0829.3831.09
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou293b33110325459221453351393702419.283.356.418.77413630370.303.135.268.34110.5410.000.951.3565.0032.61
1988Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-3b34516231004004400000.188.350.250.6004120.250.062.313.29620.0020.001.000.000.0033.33
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou293b3465176194310212010151801032.244.304.341.6456013192.268.097.188.2877.819.381.200.52176.0030.23
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln21of3419583133001102700001.224.250.276.52616360.255.052.103.2393.3311.673.500.000.0023.08
1977Totals for NL-NL         84234225613212120172501033.239.291.325.6167616252.264.086.167.2746.759.921.470.40234.0028.57
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln211b3569799247011100141200021.304.409.430.83934893.348.126.304.37715.0512.900.861.0879.0033.33
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln211b-3b3678127728501190081501105.220.265.283.548366137.241.063.126.2525.8410.951.880.73127.0021.43
1991Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-37310051003001200100.500.500.6001.1006112.556.100.200.4708.3316.672.000.000.0020.00
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex33b372444141002003820003.091.184.114.2985149.111.023.091.1566.1216.332.670.000.0025.00
1992Houston AstrosNLMLBhou253833110000000000000.333.333.333.666103.333.000.000.3040.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 18 Season(s)Filter127129453727991423049380441830831646242957.271.339.390.72911482213287.288.119.232.0009.379.611.031.4960.1027.66
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter155494681372161367221766703100.277.373.423.79620940574.299.146.342.00013.2411.670.882.2638.0029.20
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter4012520426142521181603100.336.417.496.9136211147.358.160.312.00012.2410.880.892.7231.2526.19
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1153694895155942200585100000.257.358.398.75614729427.278.141.352.00013.5811.940.882.1141.0030.53
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter381404659931360110311200000.421.526.8071.33311325171.400.386.686.00018.137.020.397.6010.7742.37
Houston Astros Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter107226183517261253047345431828126725232747.277.345.402.74710522022929.292.125.241.0009.599.120.951.6055.7027.82
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter166264196515023110243401127.246.308.326.6348617290.275.080.174.0008.2811.721.420.69132.0026.15
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2444141002003820003.091.184.114.2985149.111.023.091.0006.1216.332.670.000.0025.00
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter919141002000700000.211.211.263.4745119.333.052.053.0000.0036.840.000.000.0025.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623754710218464862394011347.271.339.390.72914628419.288.119.232.0009.379.611.031.4960.1027.66
Average Minor - Per 162 games162516711432261470231797003100.277.373.423.79621842600.299.146.342.00013.2411.670.882.2638.0029.20

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak21OF3--3---331.0001.00------650.01.9
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22OF3--8-1-98.8892.67------3100.01.9
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23OF5--14---14141.0002.80------683.33.1
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24OF78--140432147144.9801.85------12065.048.1
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25OF42--6521-6867.9851.60------8251.225.9
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou261B63--50531646542536.9898.51------10063.038.7
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26OF19--20---20201.0001.05------10019.011.7
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou271B27--1888217198196.9907.26------6541.524.5
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27OF27--381-139391.0001.44------6541.524.5
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28OF32--383--41411.0001.28------8537.619.8
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou281B20--129818138137.9936.85------8523.512.3
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou291B42--1158112124123.9922.93------10042.025.9
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou293B13--821313229.9062.23------10013.08.0
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29OF13--11-2-1311.8460.85------10013.08.0
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou303B52--30100614136130.9562.50------8759.832.1
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou301B16--832178685.9885.31------8718.49.9
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30OF6--3---331.0000.50------876.93.7
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou313B51--3110499144135.9382.65------11942.931.5
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou311B46--28320222305303.9936.59------11938.728.4
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31OF13--12-1-1312.9230.92------11910.98.0
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou323B102--5915696224215.9602.11------13078.563.0
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32OF11--191--20201.0001.82------1308.56.8
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou321B4--304-234341.0008.50------1303.12.5
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou333B79--721091013191181.9482.29------11071.848.8
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou331B16--959-81041041.0006.50------11014.59.9
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33OF7--81--991.0001.29------1106.44.3
1988Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou343B4--4101-1514.9333.50------580.02.8
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou343B51--3399714139132.9502.59------6578.531.5
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34OF11--12---12121.0001.09------1957.96.8
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln343B5---11221311.8462.20------1926.33.1
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou341B3--211-122221.0007.33------654.61.9
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln341B1--51--661.0006.00------195.30.6
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34OF1--2---221.0002.00------651.50.6
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln351B20--584246462.9693.10------6929.012.3
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln353B9---52-75.7140.56------6913.05.6
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35OF6--9---991.0001.50------698.73.7
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln361B15--866-492921.0006.13------7819.29.3
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln363B11--619-125251.0002.27------7814.16.8
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36OF8--111--12121.0001.50------7810.34.9
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex373B14--6131-2019.9501.36------2458.38.6
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex37OF5--4---441.0000.80------2420.83.1
MLB Totals for 3B - 9 season(s)-   3B387--2456374960931882.9472.28------3870.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 17 season(s)-   OF290--4171383438430.9821.48------2900.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 11 season(s)-   1B273--15981021513117151700.9916.23------2730.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B4--4101-1514.9333.50------40.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak21---------3-
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22---------3-
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23---------5-
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24---------78-
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25---------42-
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26--63------19-
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27--27------27-
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28--20------32-
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29--42--13---13-
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30--16--52---6-
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31--46--51---13-
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32--4--102---11-
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33--16--79---7-
1988Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou34-----4-----
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34--3--51---1-
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34--1--5---11-
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35--20--9---6-
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36--15--11---8-
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex37-----14---5-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1980Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB2639210002001000000.111.200.111.3111010.111.000.11110.000.000.000.000.000.00
1981Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB2736020001000100000.333.333.333.666206.400.000.0000.0016.670.000.000.000.00
1986Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB32519131002000400000.158.158.211.3694119.200.053.0530.0021.050.000.000.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs36020001000100000.333.333.333.666206.400.000.0000.0016.670.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs828341004001400000.143.172.179.3515129.167.036.0713.4513.794.000.000.0025.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1996Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak42Hitting Coach1627884.48112.03Art Howe
1997Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak43Hitting Coach1626597.40125.04Art Howe
1998Oakland AthleticsALMLBMLBoak44Hitting Coach1627488.45714.04Art Howe
2003New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn49Hitting Coach1616695.41034.55Art Howe-
2004New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn50Hitting Coach1627191.43825.04Art Howe-
2012Norfolk TidesILAAAMinorbal58Hitting Coach1447470.5149.02Ron Johnson
2014Norfolk TidesILAAAMinorbal60Hitting Coach1446579.45110.03Ron Johnson
2015Norfolk TidesILAAAMinorbal61Hitting Coach1447866.542--1Ron JohnsonLost in Semi-Finals
* 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 [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1975Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (OF) ... Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1992-10-05Released by Astros. 
1992-01-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1991-06-22Released by Rangers. 
1991-04-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1990-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-08-31TradeTraded by Astros to Cardinals for Bob Forsch. 
1983-12-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1983-11-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1977-06-15TradeTraded by Athletics with Cash to Astros for Willie Crawford. 
* 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
1985Houston AstrosTeam Payroll31341,667-3051350370,78060,000341,667
1986Houston AstrosTeam Payroll32366,667-3041457386,34760,000708,334
1987Houston AstrosTeam Payroll33595,000-1821175++344,90660,0001,303,334
1988St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll34575,000-1901473++392,10762,5001,878,334
1988Houston AstrosTeam Payroll34575,000-1901073++392,10762,5001,878,334
1989St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll35615,000-2061275++429,80262,5002,493,334
1990St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll36500,000-2991556515,727100,0002,993,334
1991Texas RangersTeam Payroll37100,000-62049-742,231100,0003,093,334
1992Houston AstrosTeam Payroll38300,000-4281646962,245109,0003,393,334
* 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