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Bob WelchTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1975-1994 MLB Years: 1978-1994
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1st Round Draft Pick
Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsP-520, OF-1Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert Lynn Welch
Height6-3Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 3,1956PlaceDetroit,Michigan
Death DateJune 9,2014 [57.218]
High SchoolHazel Park (Hazel Park,MI)
CollegeEastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti,MI)

DraftedSelected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (20th overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 11th round (260th overall) of the 1976 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Chicago Cubs [Team Picks] in the 14th round (319th overall) of the 1974 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsDale McReynolds
MLB DebutJune 20,1978 [21.229]
OrganizationsLAN [11] OAK [7] Awards3Awards Voting4-166
TBC Player ID19507Retrosheet IDwelcb001MLBAM ID124064
RelationshipsFather of Riley Welch
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Oakland Athletics in 1993
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts58Walks66Hittable58SO/BB68vsPower58Hitting28Durability79Team.538Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1975Eastern MichiganCollegeNCAAFrS/R18741.3719910620072.0541711025940001.096.72--3.1111.703.76.636-
1976Eastern MichiganCollegeNCAASoS/R191031.8219127850094.05929190351110001.005.65--3.3510.633.17.769-
1977San Antonio DodgersTexAAlan-ST20454.4414140110071.0944435317564001.5611.920.382.157.103.29.444-
1978Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-ST21513.7811110200069.0723329819533001.329.391.042.486.912.79.833-
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35S/R21742.022313104363111.0922825626662211.067.440.492.105.342.54.6362.83
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35S/R22563.982512131010581.0824236732640031.409.070.773.547.082.00.4553.57
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35ST231493.29323203200213.2190857815791417531.268.000.633.335.941.78.6093.50
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35ST24953.44232302100141.014156541141882031.298.980.702.615.602.15.6433.30
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35ST2516113.36363609300235.2199948819811765151.197.600.733.096.722.17.5933.37
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35ST2615122.65313104300204.0164736013721564631.167.240.573.186.882.17.5563.16
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35ST2713133.78312923100178.2191867511581264221.399.620.552.926.352.17.5003.17
1985Vero Beach DodgersFSLA+lan-ST28002.12330000017.015440190000.947.94--0.534.769.00--
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35ST281442.31232308300167.014149431635967461.057.580.861.885.162.74.7783.51
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35ST297133.28333307300235.2227958614551832171.208.670.532.106.993.33.3502.78
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35ST301593.22353506400251.2204949021861964441.157.300.753.087.012.28.6253.47
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35ST311793.64363604200244.2237107992281158313101.308.720.812.985.811.95.6543.76
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35ST321783.00333301000209.2191827013781375061.288.200.563.355.881.76.6803.46
1990Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35ST332762.95353502200238.0214907826771272251.228.090.982.914.801.65.8184.19
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35ST3412134.58353507100220.0220124112259110132111.419.001.023.724.131.11.4804.81
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35ST351173.27202000000123.211447451343471021.278.300.953.133.421.09.6114.48
1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35ST369115.29302820000166.2208102982556631071.5811.231.353.023.401.13.4505.32
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35S/R37367.0825817004068.27956541043443311.7810.351.315.645.771.02.3335.66
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter2111463.475064624461282083086.0289413101191267103419695545791.278.420.783.015.731.90.5910.93
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter963.90282803100157.0181816811371187001.3910.380.632.126.763.19.600-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter513.7811110200069.0723329819533001.329.391.042.486.912.79.833-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter454.4414140110071.0944435317564001.5611.920.382.157.103.29.444-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter002.12330000017.015440190000.947.94--0.534.769.00--
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1771.6238211714700166.011346300602050001.046.11--3.2511.093.42.708-
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter115863.142922672547231681817.2163170263513356512923725371.218.060.662.796.392.29.572-
Oakland Athletics Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter96603.9421419519145401269.012636085561344696771820421.368.940.953.324.791.44.615-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings15103.47363334211220.0206938519741404361.278.420.783.015.731.90.6000.93
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1383.90393904100220.025411495155216510001.3910.380.632.126.763.19.619-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1977San Antonio DodgersTexAAlan-201415130000000703000.200.200.200.4003018.375.000.000.1800.0038.890.000.000.000.00
1978Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-p21112000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35p212329351001000706000.172.172.207.3796135.227.035.034.1710.0020.000.000.000.0020.00
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35p222519130003000613000.158.200.158.3583023.231.000.000.1730.0026.090.000.000.000.00
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35p23347011730030011305000.243.254.286.54020376.298.043.057.2441.3217.1113.000.000.0017.65
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35p24234531001020011607000.222.239.267.50612153.345.045.067.2321.8930.1916.000.000.0010.00
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35p25388551210030033207200.141.167.153.32013197.218.012.047.1483.0932.9910.670.000.008.33
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35p2631732710120112213001.096.120.151.27111278.120.055.055.1251.2828.2122.001.2873.0028.57
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35p2732510400030021508001.078.113.078.1914061.111.000.039.0953.2824.597.500.000.000.00
1985Vero Beach DodgersFSLA+lan-p2832000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35p2825504910040031307001.180.226.200.42610160.243.020.080.2005.0021.674.330.000.0011.11
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35p2935762800140042315000.105.160.145.30511186.135.040.092.1484.6526.745.751.1676.0012.50
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan35p30388351300050072408000.157.222.157.37913098.220.000.084.1847.1424.493.430.000.000.00
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35p37261000000000000001.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter3305822688712300122171359204.151.186.177.36310310668.209.026.062.0003.2925.607.770.30291.0011.36
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2819130000000903000.158.158.158.3163022.300.000.000.0000.0040.910.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter112000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1415130000000703000.200.200.200.4003018.375.000.000.0000.0038.890.000.000.000.00
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter32000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter3045812688712300122171359203.151.186.177.36310310667.210.026.062.0003.3025.647.770.30290.5011.36
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter261000000000000001.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162286134330115001184129102.151.186.177.363515328.209.026.062.0003.2925.607.770.30291.0011.36
Average Minor - Per 162 games162110617000000052017000.158.158.158.316170127.300.000.000.0000.0040.910.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan21P11--58--13131.0001.18------11100.07.9
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21P23-1116121-1918.9470.780.16-----23100.014.2
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22P25-8128331310.7690.400.12-----25100.015.4
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23P32-2131526134241.9761.280.19-----3494.119.6
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan24P23-141418-122221.0000.960.16-----23100.020.9
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25P36-23519262-4745.9571.250.19-----3894.722.2
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25OF1---------------382.60.6
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan26P31-2041427314441.9321.320.20-----31100.019.1
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27P31-1782028255048.9601.550.27-----3296.919.1
1985Vero Beach Dodgers FSLA+lan28P3--32-1551.0001.67------3100.02.1
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28P23-1671527314542.9331.830.25-----2592.014.2
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29P33-2352126224947.9591.420.20-----3594.320.4
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30P35-2512538-363631.0001.800.25-----3892.121.6
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak31P36-2441632124948.9801.330.20-----36100.022.2
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak32P33-2092621435147.9221.420.22-----33100.020.4
1990Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak33P35-2382031-251511.0001.460.21-----35100.021.6
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak34P35-2201529214644.9571.260.20-----35100.021.6
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35P20-123513111918.9470.900.15-----20100.012.3
1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak36P30-1661626-242421.0001.400.25-----30100.018.5
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak37P25-68461-1110.9090.400.15-----2696.221.9
MLB Totals for P - 17 season(s)-   P506-30842433942630663637.9611.260.21-----5060.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P11--58--13131.0001.18------110.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3--32-1551.0001.67------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Albuquerque Dukes PCLAAAlan2111----------
1978Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2123----------
1979Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2225----------
1980Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2332----------
1981Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2423----------
1982Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2536--------1-
1983Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2631----------
1984Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2731----------
1985Vero Beach Dodgers FSLA+lan283----------
1985Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2823----------
1986Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2933----------
1987Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan3035----------
1988Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3136----------
1989Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3233----------
1990Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3335----------
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3435----------
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3520----------
1993Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3630----------
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3725----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1978Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB21102.081004.1210500.494.150.000.0010.3800.001.000
1978Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB21016.233014.1432601.468.310.004.1512.463.000.00.000
1981Los Angeles DodgersDiv SeriesMLB24000.001001.0001101.000.000.009.009.001.000.00.000
1981Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB24005.403011.2210201.6710.800.000.0010.8000.00.000
1981Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB2400null1000.032100----------0.00null.000
1983Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB26016.751001.1012001.820.000.0013.500.000.000.00.000
1985Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB28016.751002.2526205.0016.870.0020.256.750.330.00.000
1988Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB310019.291002.1652003.8123.140.007.710.000.000.00.000
1988Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB31001.801005.0613801.8010.800.005.4014.402.670.00.000
1989Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB32103.181005.2821401.7312.710.001.596.354.000.001.000
1990Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB33101.231007.1613401.277.360.003.684.911.330.001.000
1990Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB33004.911007.1942201.5511.050.002.452.451.000.00.000
1992Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB35002.571007.0721701.149.000.001.299.007.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0010100001.0000011001.000.000.009.009.001.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 8 yrs324.1810010000132.33601501524001.5810.020.004.186.681.600.00.600
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 4 yrs015.40606000116.7220100816001.8011.880.004.328.642.000.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1978Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB2112000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1985Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB2811000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1990Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB3313000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs23000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs13000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2001Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBMLBari44Pitching Coach1629270.568--1Bob BrenlyWon World Series (Yankees)
* 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 [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1980National League Player of the Week (May 12-May 18)1
1989American League Player of the Week (August 21-August 27)1
1990American League Cy Young Award1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1994-10-26Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1990-12-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1990-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1987-12-11TradeTraded by Dodgers with Matt Young and Jack Savage to Athletics for Jay Howell, Alfredo Griffin and Jesse Orosco. 
* 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
1985Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll28643,750-143777++370,78060,000643,750
1986Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll29743,750-137881++386,34760,0001,387,500
1987Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll30837,500-93687++344,90660,0002,225,000
1988Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll31937,500-84389++392,10762,5003,162,500
1989Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll321,208,333-75591++429,80262,5004,370,833
1990Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll331,133,334-121883++515,727100,0005,504,167
1991Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll343,450,000-12299++742,231100,0008,954,167
1992Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll353,450,000-41496++962,245109,00012,404,167
1993Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll363,450,000-66593++968,431109,00015,854,167
1994Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll373,450,000-74592++957,101109,00019,304,167
* 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