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Dave Keller

One Midwest League season:


Playing Career

  • Drafted/Signed: Cincinnati, 28th round (June regular phase), 1982 (First Baseman/Outfielder, University of Northern Colorado)
  • Professional Career: Three seasons in the lower reaches of the Cincy farm system.
  • Midwest League: Never played in the Midwest League.

Management style

Keller's career shows some interesting tactical evolution over the years. Early in his career, his teams were in perpetual motion on the basepaths and he didn't let pitchers complete games; his later teams ran more conservatively and he was more likely to let a pitcher complete what he started. (Both of these tendencies may be adaptations to the talent at hand or organizational directives, of course; the Billings teams, in particular, seem to have had great baserunners.) Throughout his managerial career he rarely issued intentional walks, and he always tended to call for lots of sac bunts.



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MWL Fan's Guide

David L. Keller

DOB: September 28, 1959  

Year Team League
(Class)
Affiliate G CG IBB SBA SB% SH W L PCT
2009 Chicago National (ML) Cubs Minor League Hitting Coordinator
2008 Chicago National (ML) Cubs Minor League Hitting Coordinator
2007 Chicago National (ML) Cubs Minor League Hitting Coordinator
2006 Chicago National (ML) Cubs Minor League Hitting Coordinator
2005 Chicago National (ML) Cubs Minor League Hitting Coordinator
2004 Chicago National (ML) Cubs Minor League Hitting Coordinator
2003 Cleveland American (ML) Indians Bullpen Assistant
2002 Cleveland American (ML) Indians Bullpen Catcher
2001 Cleveland American (ML) Indians Bullpen Catcher
2000 Cleveland American (ML) Indians Minor League Hitting Instructor
1999 Cleveland American (ML) Indians Minor League Hitting Coordinator
1998 Buffalo International (AAA) Indians Coach
1997 Buffalo International (AAA) Indians Coach
1996 South Bend Midwest (A) White Sox 136 7 0 201 .58 52 54 82 .397
1995 Hickory South Atlantic (A) White Sox Hitting Coach
1994 Kinston Carolina (A+) Indians 138 6 1 200 .59 28 60 78 .435
1993 Kinston Carolina (A+) Indians 138 11 0 180 .53 53 71 67 .514
  Playoff Qualifier, Co-Manager of the Year
1992 Kinston Carolina (A+) Indians 136 20 8 185 .67 38 65 71 .478
1991 Burlington Appalachian (R+) Indians 67 2 3 123 .61 13 40 27 .597
  Playoff Qualifier
1990 Burlington Appalachian (R+) Indians 72 3 7 168 .71 14 35 37 .486
1989 Billings Pioneer (R+) Reds 67 4 2 148 .70 24 26 41 .388
1988 Billings Pioneer (R+) Reds 69 3 4 214 .74 25 35 34 .507
1987 Billings Pioneer (R+) Reds 69 4 4 172 .73 20 44 25 .638
1986 Tampa Florida State (A+) Reds Coach
1985        
1982-84       Playing Career

Coach 3 Seasons  
Minors 10 Seasons   892 60 29 1591 .65 267 430 462 .482
Coach 9 Seasons  

Total 9 (22) Seasons   892 60 29 1591 .65 267 430 462 .482
Some statistics are not currently available.

This page may be incomplete.

Key to the Manager Statistics

G = games
CG = complete games
IBB = intentional walks
SBA = stolen base attempts
SB% = stolen base percentage
SH = sacrifice hits (bunts)
W = wins
L = losses
PCT = won/lost percent

A note about using stats to compare managers.


Sources

My standard sources are described here.

  • 1983 Minor League Digest



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