P David Acosta #34
Age: 27 | Bats: L | Throws: L | Morale: Great
10/18/1953
P DAVID ACOSTA #34 - AGE: 27 - BATS: L - THROWS: L - MORALE: GREAT
G GS Rec SV ERA IP HA HR BB K WHIP WAR
29 29 15-6 0 3.21 221.2 232 20 60 116 1.32 4.8
PITCHING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.
Stuff 55 55 55 55
Movement 50 55 50 50
Control 50 50 50 50
PITCHING RATINGS
Pitch Cur. Pot.
Fastball 65 65
Splitter 50 50
Cutter 55 55
 
 
OTHER PITCHING RATINGS
Velocity 91-93 Mph
Stamina 55
Suggested Role Starter
Type Neutral
Hold Runners 60
Defense 45
RUN/BUNT RATINGS
Running Speed: 25
Stealing Ability: 20
Baserunning Inst.: 20
Sacrifice Bunt: 60
Bunt for Hit: 20
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result Start IP H R ER BB K Dec
10/03/1953 CLE Win, 11-4 X 9.0 6 4 1 1 6 Win
09/30/1953 DET Loss, 3-6 X 7.0 9 6 6 3 3 Loss
09/25/1953 @ STL Loss, 2-4 X 8.0 7 4 4 3 5 Loss
09/20/1953 @ DET Win, 3-2 X 9.0 5 2 2 4 5 Win
09/15/1953 STL Loss, 1-3 X 8.0 8 3 3 1 5 Loss
09/12/1953 CHI Win, 6-3 X 9.0 10 3 3 2 6 Win
09/07/1953 @ CIN Win, 7-0 X 9.0 6 0 0 4 5 Win
09/03/1953 @ CHI Win, 7-1 X 9.0 9 1 1 0 0 Win
08/29/1953 CIN Win, 3-0 X 9.0 8 0 0 1 5 Win
08/24/1953 NYK Win, 13-4 X 9.0 13 4 3 0 7 Win
PERSONALITY
Acosta is an extremely hard worker.
High: Work Ethic
Birthday:01/18/1926
Born in:San Francisco de Macorís, DUA
Nationality:Dominican
Height:6' 4"
Weight:210 lbs
Local Popularity:Popular
National Pop.:Fair
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$27,300
Signed Through:1953 Season
Major Service:5 Years, None
Service This Yr:174 Days
40-Man Service:2 Years, 49 Days
Pro Service:4 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Not eligible, free agent after contract expires!
Option Years:3 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:1948, 3rd Pick in Round 1
THE AMERICAN CIRCUITS 1953 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 29 29 15 6 0 3.21 221.2 232 86 79 20 60 116 11 37.9 2 16 55.2
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF BR/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 11.94 9.42 4.71 2.44 3.46 1.32 84 4.8 .291        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 214 43 4 0 6 18 10 33 2 2 0 .201 .235 .304 .538      
vs. RHB 648 189 32 5 14 68 50 83 1 10 2 .292 .344 .421 .765      
THE AMERICAN CIRCUITS 1953 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
April 3 3 2 0 0 3.74 21.2 25 9 9 2 6 7  
May 7 7 2 2 0 4.30 52.1 63 26 25 5 18 27  
June 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 2  
July 3 3 2 1 0 1.11 24.1 23 5 3 2 9 14  
August 7 7 4 0 0 3.74 53.0 61 23 22 5 9 31  
September 7 7 4 3 0 2.90 59.0 54 19 19 5 17 29  
October 1 1 1 0 0 1.00 9.0 6 4 1 1 1 6  
Spring Training 5 1 0 1 0 1.83 19.2 16 4 4 0 5 21  
Last Year 16 16 6 7 0 4.01 112.1 100 55 50 5 49 57  
2 Years Ago 10 10 3 6 0 4.09 70.1 66 36 32 3 35 35  
Career 111 111 49 37 0 3.79 829.2 789 386 349 58 343 352  
Home 17 17 10 4 0 3.01 131.2 146 51 44 14 31 84  
Road 12 12 5 2 0 3.50 90.0 86 35 35 6 29 32  
Grass 29 29 15 6 0 3.21 221.2 232 86 79 20 60 116  
Day 18 18 10 3 0 3.18 130.1 136 53 46 10 35 70  
Night 11 11 5 3 0 3.25 91.1 96 33 33 10 25 46  
As Starter 29 29 15 6 0 3.21 221.2 232 86 79 20 60 116  
CAREER PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
1949 Pittsburgh - MLB 23 32 32 12 10 0 3.59 248.1 214 109 99 13 125 68 11 2 1.37 .238 4.19 3.9 123
1950 Pittsburgh - MLB 24 24 24 13 8 0 4.53 177.0 177 100 89 17 74 76 11 1 1.42 .269 4.41 3.3 107
1951 Pittsburgh - MLB 25 10 10 3 6 0 4.09 70.1 66 36 32 3 35 35 2 0 1.44 .274 3.52 1.5 101
1952 Pittsburgh - MLB 26 16 16 6 7 0 4.01 112.1 100 55 50 5 49 57 5 1 1.33 .260 3.45 2.1 96
1953 Pittsburgh - MLB 27 29 29 15 6 0 3.21 221.2 232 86 79 20 60 116 11 2 1.32 .291 3.46 4.8 128
Total MLB 111 111 49 37 0 3.79 829.2 789 386 349 58 343 352 40 6 1.36 .264 3.88 15.6 115
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
1948 Total - 22 17 17 8 5 0 3.03 116.0 105 41 39 8 40 111 0 0 1.25 .298 3.22 2.8 100
CAREER POSTSEASON PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
1949 Pittsburgh - MLB 23 1 1 0 1 0 4.50 8.0 6 4 4 2 5 3 1 0 1.38 .182 6.94 -0.1 98
Total MLB 1 1 0 1 0 4.50 8.0 6 4 4 2 5 3 1 0 1.38 .182 6.94 97.8
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
1949 Pittsburgh - MLB P 32 32 13 42 2 58 3 .948 248.1 1.99 +2.5 1.046
1950 Pittsburgh - MLB P 24 24 5 21 0 26 0 1.000 177.0 1.32 +1.5 1.086
1951 Pittsburgh - MLB P 10 10 5 11 0 18 2 .889 70.1 2.05 -0.7 .814
1952 Pittsburgh - MLB P 16 16 3 24 0 27 0 1.000 112.1 2.16 +1.8 1.079
1953 Pittsburgh - MLB P 29 29 5 25 2 30 0 1.000 221.2 1.22 +1.6 1.081
TOTAL P 111 111 31 123 4 159 5 .969 829.2 1.67 +6.6 1.044
PLAYER HISTORY
11/01/1948 Drafted in the 1948 first-year player draft (Round 1, Pick 3, 3rd overall pick) by the Pittsburgh Industrials, out of college (Nebraska).
01/01/1949 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 45 (55); Movement: 50 (60); Control: 35 (50).
04/12/1949 Named the #10 prospect in the MLB
07/01/1949 Wins the MLB NBL Rookie of the Month Award.
08/10/1949 Injured (Sore knee), day-to-day for 3 days.
09/19/1949 Pitches a 2-hit shutout against the Buffalo Beavers with 1 strikeouts and 3 BB allowed!
09/30/1949 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Buffalo Beavers with 3 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
01/01/1950 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 50 (55); Movement: 60 (60); Control: 40 (50).
05/07/1950 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the Detroit Wolverines with 2 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
07/03/1950 Was selected to the 1950 The American Circuits All-Star Game.
07/22/1950 Injured (Sore thumb), day-to-day for 2 days.
08/09/1950 Injured (Partially torn UCL), out for 12 months.
01/01/1951 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 50 (55); Movement: 60 (60); Control: 45 (50).
09/18/1951 Injured (Pulled abdominal muscle), day-to-day for 4 days.
01/01/1952 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 50 (50); Movement: 55 (55); Control: 45 (50).
04/15/1952 Injured (Ulnar nerve entrapment), out for 3-4 months.
08/30/1952 Injured (Tendinitis (knee)), day-to-day for 2 days.
09/29/1952 Pitches a 1-hit shutout against the Brooklyn Bluebirds with 11 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
01/01/1953 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 55 (55); Movement: 50 (50); Control: 50 (50).
04/15/1953 Injured (Finger blister), day-to-day for 1 day.
05/09/1953 Injured (Back tightness), day-to-day for one week.
06/02/1953 Injured (Strained hamstring), out for 5-6 weeks.
08/21/1953 Injured (Strained calf), day-to-day for 1 day.
08/29/1953 Pitches a 8-hit shutout against the Cincinnati Packers with 5 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
09/07/1953 Pitches a 6-hit shutout against the Cincinnati Packers with 5 strikeouts and 4 BB allowed!
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year Win. % Rank
1950 .619 8
1953 .714 3
Year BB Rank
1949 125 8
Year K Rank
1953 116 10
Year WP Rank
1949 9 1
1952 5 10
Year ERA Rank
1953 3.21 7
Year BABIP Rank
1949 .238 3
Year K/BB Rank
1950 1.03 7
1953 1.93 2
Year RA/9 Rank
1949 12.29 10
Year HR/9 Rank
1949 0.47 7
Year H/9 Rank
1949 7.76 4
Year BB/9 Rank
1953 2.44 9
Year K/9 Rank
1950 3.86 5
1953 4.71 3
Year CGP Rank
1950 .458 8
Year SHO Rank
1949 2 9
1950 1 10
1953 2 9
Year GB% Rank
1950 0.52 3
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