Desi Townend
Canterbury Bulldogs (ML)
Desi Townend
Birthdate:
June 15, 1955 (31 y, 1 m, 26 d)
Position:
CF
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'1"/205
Entry:
1978 Draft - Round: 1, Overall: 6, Team: Western Suburbs Magpies
Contract:
$860k / 5 years (1986-1990)
ML Service Time:
6 years, 2 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 6 years, 2 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 8 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Normal
Greed Normal
Intelligence Normal
Work Ethic Normal
Popularity
National Very Popular
Local Very Popular
Current Contract
1986 $150k ($150k left)
1987 $160k
1988 $170k
1989 $180k
1990 $200k / P
Additional Info
No-Trade Yes
PA bonus$2.5k @ 500 PA
MVP Bonus$25k
All-Star Bonus$5k
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 5 6 7 6 6
vs R 5 6 7 6 6
vs L 5 6 7 6 6
Potential 6 6 7 6 6
Fielding C IF OF
Range 6 7
Error 6 7
Arm 1 7 6
Turn DP 6
C Ability 1
Position
First 8
Second 4
Third 4
Shortstop 3
Left Field 1
Center Field 6
Run/Bunt
Speed 6
Stealing 10
Running 9
Sac Bunt 9
Bunt for Hit 5
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 1 2 2
vs R 1 2 2
vs L 1 2 2
Potential 1 2 2
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 1 1
Other Pitching
Velocity 80-83 mph
GB % 45%
Arm Slot Over the Top
Stamina 1
Hold 1
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1986-08-04
Local Popularity decreased from Extremely Popular to Very Popular
1986-07-17
Weight increased from 204 to 205
1986-04-14
Contact decreased from 6 to 5
Contact vs R decreased from 6 to 5
Contact vs L decreased from 6 to 5
Power Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Power decreased from 8 to 7
Power vs R decreased from 8 to 7
Power vs L decreased from 8 to 7
Weight decreased from 205 to 204
1986-02-09
SS defense decreased from 4 to 3
1986-01-26
LF defense decreased from 2 to 1
1986-01-19
Weight increased from 204 to 205
1986-01-05
Gap Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Eye increased from 5 to 6
Eye vs R increased from 5 to 6
Turn Double Play decreased from 7 to 6
1B defense decreased from 9 to 8
Control increased from 1 to 2
Control vs R increased from 1 to 2
Control vs L increased from 1 to 2
1985-11-17
Weight decreased from 205 to 204
1985-09-29
Outfield Range decreased from 8 to 7
2B defense decreased from 5 to 4
Weight decreased from 206 to 205
1985-08-04
Weight increased from 205 to 206
1985-07-17
3B defense decreased from 5 to 4
Weight increased from 204 to 205
1985-04-11
Speed decreased from 7 to 6
Weight increased from 203 to 204
1985-03-31
Eye decreased from 6 to 5
Eye vs R decreased from 6 to 5
Infield Range decreased from 7 to 6
Control decreased from 2 to 1
Control vs R decreased from 2 to 1
Control vs L decreased from 2 to 1
Local Popularity increased from Very Popular to Extremely Popular
National Popularity increased from Popular to Very Popular
1985-03-13
LF defense decreased from 3 to 2
Weight increased from 202 to 203
1985-01-06
SS defense decreased from 5 to 4
Weight increased from 201 to 202
1984-11-04
Weight increased from 200 to 201
1984-10-14
Weight increased from 199 to 200
1984-09-04
Power Potential increased from 7 to 8
Power increased from 7 to 8
Power vs R increased from 7 to 8
Control increased from 1 to 2
Control vs R increased from 1 to 2
Control vs L increased from 1 to 2
1984-07-17
Power Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Power decreased from 8 to 7
Power vs R decreased from 8 to 7
CF defense decreased from 7 to 6
Weight decreased from 200 to 199
1984-04-02
Gap decreased from 7 to 6
Gap vs R decreased from 7 to 6
Gap vs L decreased from 7 to 6
Bunt for Hit decreased from 6 to 5
Control Potential increased from 1 to 2
Local Popularity increased from Well Known to Very Popular
National Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
1984-02-26
Position changed from 1B to CF
1984-01-29
Weight increased from 199 to 200
1983-12-25
Weight increased from 198 to 199
1983-11-13
Weight decreased from 199 to 198
1983-11-06
Weight increased from 198 to 199
1983-10-16
Weight increased from 197 to 198
1983-10-02
Weight decreased from 198 to 197
1983-07-17
Weight increased from 197 to 198
1983-04-09
Movement Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Movement decreased from 3 to 2
Movement vs R decreased from 3 to 2
Movement vs L decreased from 3 to 2
Weight increased from 196 to 197
1983-01-30
Weight decreased from 197 to 196
1982-11-21
Weight increased from 196 to 197
1982-10-10
Weight decreased from 197 to 196
1982-09-19
LF defense increased from 2 to 3
Weight decreased from 198 to 197
1982-08-04
Weight increased from 195 to 198
1982-04-01
Power Potential increased from 7 to 8
Power increased from 7 to 8
Power vs R increased from 7 to 8
Avoid Ks increased from 5 to 6
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 5 to 6
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 5 to 6
Local Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
National Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
1982-01-03
Power vs L increased from 7 to 8
Avoid Ks increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 4 to 5
Turn Double Play increased from 6 to 7
Weight increased from 194 to 195
1981-10-04
Power increased from 6 to 7
Power vs R increased from 6 to 7
Power vs L increased from 6 to 7
Bunt for Hit decreased from 7 to 6
1B defense increased from 8 to 9
CF defense decreased from 8 to 7
Movement Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Weight increased from 192 to 194
1981-01-18
Contact increased from 5 to 6
Contact vs R increased from 5 to 6
Contact vs L increased from 5 to 6
Power increased from 5 to 6
Power vs R increased from 5 to 6
Power vs L increased from 5 to 6
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 4 to 5
Speed decreased from 8 to 7
Baserunning increased from 8 to 9
Outfield Range decreased from 9 to 8
1B defense increased from 1 to 8
LF defense increased from 1 to 2
Control Potential decreased from 2 to 1
Position changed from CF to 1B
Weight increased from 189 to 192
Local Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
National Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
1980-03-16
Gap Potential increased from 6 to 7
Gap increased from 6 to 7
Gap vs R increased from 6 to 7
Gap vs L increased from 6 to 7
Power increased from 4 to 5
Power vs R increased from 4 to 5
Power vs L increased from 4 to 5
Eye increased from 5 to 6
Eye vs R increased from 5 to 6
Eye vs L increased from 5 to 6
Stealing increased from 9 to 10
1B defense increased from 0 to 1
LF defense increased from 0 to 1
CF defense increased from 7 to 8
Position changed from SS to CF
1979-11-04
Position changed from CF to SS
Weight increased from 185 to 189
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Well Known
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Well Known
1979-02-11
Contact Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Gap Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Eye Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Avoid Ks increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 3 to 4
Infield Range decreased from 8 to 7
3B defense increased from 4 to 5
CF defense increased from 6 to 7
Position changed from SS to CF

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
WES - SBC
1985 30 126 549 483 130 16 7 34 95 75 51 103 17 1 0.269 0.353 0.896 0.2759 0.383 5.92
WES - SBC
1984 29 126 546 476 130 23 1 42 117 93 57 81 15 4 0.273 0.354 0.944 0.2444 0.397 6.30
WES - SBC
1983 28 126 539 484 133 22 1 33 83 67 40 101 11 5 0.275 0.342 0.871 0.2849 0.378 4.63
WES - SBC
1982 27 124 503 439 106 18 4 23 57 61 54 117 12 2 0.242 0.335 0.793 0.2776 0.342 3.23
WES - SBC
1981 26 123 535 470 125 19 4 27 72 83 52 106 12 6 0.266 0.345 0.841 0.2874 0.357 3.44
WES - SBC
1980 25 104 364 318 63 12 5 17 50 40 33 80 5 4 0.198 0.277 0.704 0.2044 0.303 0.55
WES - SBC
1979 24 67 264 223 59 14 0 5 22 26 25 48 5 1 0.265 0.341 0.736 0.3103 0.327 1.50
Total - SBC
SBC
796 3300 2893 746 124 22 181 496 445 312 636 77 23 0.258 0.338 0.842 0.2693 0.361 25.56

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1979 24 38 178 159 64 9 2 10 35 38 18 33 5 6 0.403 0.463 1.136 0.4655 0.486 2.52
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1978 23 74 324 277 62 14 2 14 53 46 36 76 3 3 0.224 0.321 0.761 0.2526 0.333 0.37
FAI - YL
1978 23 14 45 35 10 1 0 1 11 8 8 9 2 0 0.286 0.419 0.819 0.3600 0.369 0.04
None - None
None - None
1978 23 52 261 226 67 11 5 16 58 63 27 26 38 6 0.297 0.379 0.981 0.2727 0.416 2.15
Total - ??
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52 261 226 67 11 5 16 58 63 27 26 38 6 0.297 0.379 0.981 0.2727 0.416 2.15
Total - AAA
AAA
112 502 436 126 23 4 24 88 84 54 109 8 9 0.289 0.372 0.897 0.3333 0.387 2.89
Total - AA
AA
14 45 35 10 1 0 1 11 8 8 9 2 0 0.286 0.419 0.819 0.3600 0.369 0.04

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
WES - SBC
1985 1B 1 3.0 2 0 0 1.000 6.000 0.000 0.02
WES - SBC
1985 2B 1 6.0 1 0 0 1.000 1.500 0.000 0.00
WES - SBC
1985 SS 2 7.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 -0.18
WES - SBC
1985 CF 126 1129.0 376 14 2 0.995 3.109 0.992 3.33
WES - SBC
1984 1B 7 45.0 43 3 1 0.979 9.200 1.077 0.94
WES - SBC
1984 2B 2 5.0 1 2 0 1.000 5.400 1.006 -0.06
WES - SBC
1984 3B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
WES - SBC
1984 SS 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
WES - SBC
1984 CF 121 1083.2 353 13 4 0.989 3.040 0.995 -0.87
WES - SBC
1983 1B 110 962.1 931 58 7 0.993 9.249 1.053 5.56
WES - SBC
1983 3B 1 1.0 0 1 0 1.000 9.000 1.029 0.02
WES - SBC
1983 SS 1 2.0 1 0 0 1.000 4.500 0.000 0.02
WES - SBC
1983 CF 19 151.0 45 1 2 0.958 2.742 0.971 -0.86
WES - SBC
1982 1B 120 1028.0 1021 80 6 0.995 9.639 1.102 13.38
WES - SBC
1982 SS 3 8.0 2 3 0 1.000 5.625 1.019 0.02
WES - SBC
1982 CF 3 4.0 1 0 0 1.000 2.250 1.014 0.01
WES - SBC
1981 1B 120 1070.2 1025 78 6 0.995 9.272 1.094 13.60
WES - SBC
1981 SS 1 1.0 0 1 0 1.000 9.000 1.005 0.00
WES - SBC
1981 CF 3 10.1 4 0 0 1.000 3.484 1.350 0.78
WES - SBC
1980 1B 67 561.2 562 40 4 0.993 9.646 1.086 6.53
WES - SBC
1980 2B 6 15.0 6 4 0 1.000 6.000 0.839 -0.50
WES - SBC
1980 3B 5 18.1 1 5 0 1.000 2.946 1.041 0.12
WES - SBC
1980 SS 3 5.2 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
WES - SBC
1980 CF 16 134.2 41 2 1 0.977 2.874 0.982 -0.57
WES - SBC
1979 1B 2 8.2 5 2 0 1.000 7.269 1.091 0.17
WES - SBC
1979 3B 3 7.0 0 2 0 1.000 2.571 1.021 0.03
WES - SBC
1979 SS 5 7.0 2 0 0 1.000 2.571 1.002 0.00
WES - SBC
1979 LF 2 15.0 2 0 0 1.000 1.200 0.706 -0.71
WES - SBC
1979 CF 61 513.0 140 8 1 0.993 2.597 1.036 3.71
Total 1B 427 3679.1 3589 261 24 40.19
Total 2B 9 26.0 8 6 0 -0.55
Total 3B 10 27.1 1 8 0 0.17
Total SS 16 31.2 5 4 0 -0.14
Total LF 2 15.0 2 0 0 -0.71
Total CF 349 3025.2 960 38 10 5.52

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1979 2B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1979 3B 1 2.2 0 1 0 1.000 3.375 1.044 0.02
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1979 SS 12 106.0 9 24 0 1.000 2.802 1.115 1.26
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1979 CF 26 221.0 76 6 1 0.988 3.339 0.999 -0.04
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1978 2B 5 13.2 5 3 0 1.000 5.268 1.005 0.01
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1978 3B 3 8.0 1 3 0 1.000 4.500 1.019 0.04
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1978 SS 43 344.0 39 90 4 0.970 3.375 0.943 -2.93
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1978 CF 33 273.2 72 8 0 1.000 2.631 0.997 -0.28
FAI - YL
1978 2B 10 77.0 16 26 0 1.000 4.909 0.930 -0.91
FAI - YL
1978 SS 3 6.0 0 1 0 1.000 1.500 1.015 0.01
Total 2B 16 91.2 21 29 0 -0.90
Total 3B 4 10.2 1 4 0 0.06
Total SS 58 456.0 48 115 4 -1.66
Total CF 59 494.2 148 14 1 -0.32
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
All-Star 1985 Western Suburbs (SBC)
1984 Western Suburbs (SBC)
Gold Glove 1983 - 1B Western Suburbs (SBC)
1982 - 1B Western Suburbs (SBC)
Silver Slugger 1985 - CF Western Suburbs (SBC)
Championship Series MVP 1985 Western Suburbs (SBC)
Championship Series MVP 1985 Western Suburbs (SBC)
Batter of the Month Dec 1985 Western Suburbs (SBC)
Nov 1984 Western Suburbs (SBC)
Player of the Week Nov 25, 1985 Western Suburbs (SBC)
Oct 29, 1984 Western Suburbs (SBC)
Oct 8, 1979 Lidcombe (RES)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink7
Grey Ink45
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg GS Rank
1983 SBC 126 1
1984 SBC 126 1
1985 SBC 126 1
Year Lg AB Rank
1983 SBC 484 10
Year Lg K Rank
1981 SBC 106 6
1982 SBC 117 4
Year Lg TB Rank
1983 SBC 256 8
1984 SBC 281 4
1985 SBC 262 8
Year Lg 3B Rank
1985 SBC 7 4
Year Lg HR Rank
1981 SBC 27 10
1983 SBC 33 4
1984 SBC 42 2
1985 SBC 34 4
Year Lg RBI Rank
1983 SBC 83 7
1984 SBC 117 1
1985 SBC 95 4
Year Lg R Rank
1981 SBC 83 9
1984 SBC 93 2
Year Lg IBB Rank
1981 SBC 15 3
1982 SBC 12 5
Year Lg HBP Rank
1983 SBC 10 7
1985 SBC 13 6
Year Lg SF Rank
1984 SBC 7 2
Year Lg XBH Rank
1981 SBC 50 10
1983 SBC 56 7
1984 SBC 66 3
Year Lg SLG Rank
1984 SBC 0.590 3
1985 SBC 0.542 10
Year Lg ISO Rank
1984 SBC 0.317 2
1985 SBC 0.273 6
Year Lg OPS Rank
1984 SBC 0.944 6
Year Lg G Rank
1983 SBC 126 1
1984 SBC 126 1
1985 SBC 126 1
Year Lg WAR Rank
1984 SBC 6.3 3
1985 SBC 5.9 4