Biographical

Portrait of Davey Lopes

Davey Lopes 2BDodgers

Dodgers Player Cards | Dodgers Team Audit | Dodgers Depth Chart

Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 7340 .263 .349 .388 .275 33.4
Birth Date5-3-1945
Height5' 9"
Weight170 lbs
Age73 years, 5 months, 15 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1972 LAN 27 11 49 42 6 9 4 0 0 13 7 6 0 0 0 1 4 0 .214 .327 .310 .250 1.5 0.9 0.3
1973 LAN 28 142 615 535 77 147 13 5 6 188 62 77 5 6 7 37 36 16 .275 .352 .351 .268 27.7 -6.3 2.3
1974 LAN 29 145 613 530 95 141 26 3 10 203 66 71 4 3 10 35 59 18 .266 .350 .383 .277 35.9 -8.1 3.0
1975 LAN 30 155 726 618 108 162 24 6 8 222 91 93 2 2 13 41 77 12 .262 .358 .359 .277 39.7 -4.4 3.8
1976 LAN 31 117 491 427 72 103 17 7 4 146 56 49 4 2 2 20 63 10 .241 .333 .342 .273 27.6 -1.1 3.0
1977 LAN 32 134 589 502 85 142 19 5 11 204 73 69 2 6 6 53 47 12 .283 .372 .406 .288 37.8 3.6 4.3
1978 LAN 33 151 665 587 93 163 25 4 17 247 71 70 0 1 6 58 45 4 .278 .355 .421 .287 45.1 0.2 5.0
1979 LAN 34 153 692 582 109 154 20 6 28 270 97 88 4 3 6 73 44 4 .265 .372 .464 .297 53.6 -15.6 3.9
1980 LAN 35 141 625 553 79 139 15 3 10 190 58 71 1 4 9 49 23 7 .251 .321 .344 .252 16.7 -10.5 0.7
1981 LAN 36 58 243 214 35 44 2 0 5 61 22 35 3 0 4 17 20 2 .206 .289 .285 .232 2.9 -0.9 0.2
1982 OAK 37 128 496 450 58 109 19 3 11 167 40 51 1 3 2 42 28 12 .242 .304 .371 .251 12.6 -7.4 0.5
1983 OAK 38 147 561 494 64 137 13 4 17 209 51 61 2 10 4 67 22 4 .277 .341 .423 .281 25.8 -15.6 1.1
1984 CHN 39 16 23 17 5 4 1 0 0 5 6 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .235 .435 .294 .288 2.5 -0.4 0.2
1984 OAK 39 72 267 230 32 59 11 1 9 99 31 36 1 3 2 36 12 0 .257 .343 .430 .287 14.5 -0.9 1.5
1985 CHN 40 99 325 275 52 78 11 0 11 122 46 37 0 3 1 44 47 4 .284 .383 .444 .276 19.6 -6.2 1.4
1986 CHN 41 59 191 157 38 47 8 2 6 77 31 16 2 1 0 22 17 6 .299 .419 .490 .304 15.6 -1.4 1.5
1986 HOU 41 37 113 98 11 23 2 1 1 30 12 9 0 1 2 13 8 2 .235 .315 .306 .244 1.7 3.1 0.5
1987 HOU 42 47 56 43 4 10 2 0 1 15 13 8 0 0 0 6 2 1 .233 .411 .349 .294 2.6 -0.3 0.2
Career18127340635410231671232501552468833852314874614557114.263.349.388.275383.5-71.433.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1972 LAN MLB 11 49 .250 .247 .313 .373 .263 .250 94 -0.4 1.2 -0.1 0.9 0.9 1.5 0.3 1.5 0.3
1973 LAN MLB 142 615 .268 .256 .319 .377 .259 .308 97 4.6 16.2 -0.7 -6.3 7.6 27.7 2.3 27.7 2.3
1974 LAN MLB 145 613 .277 .258 .324 .371 .262 .290 95 10 15.9 -0.7 -8.1 10.8 35.9 3.0 35.9 3.0
1975 LAN MLB 155 726 .277 .263 .328 .377 .262 .297 95 12 19.1 -0.4 -4.4 9.0 39.7 3.8 39.7 3.8
1976 LAN MLB 117 491 .273 .253 .313 .358 .256 .263 96 5.9 12.4 -0.3 -1.1 9.7 27.6 3.0 27.6 3.0
1977 LAN MLB 134 589 .288 .265 .327 .403 .261 .306 98 17.3 16.5 -0.8 3.6 4.9 37.8 4.3 37.8 4.3
1978 LAN MLB 151 665 .287 .257 .320 .374 .258 .291 99 16.9 17.3 -0.8 0.2 11.6 45.1 5.0 45.1 5.0
1979 LAN MLB 153 692 .297 .262 .320 .391 .255 .269 100 26.7 19.4 -0.9 -15.6 8.4 53.6 3.9 53.6 3.9
1980 LAN MLB 141 625 .252 .257 .314 .371 .253 .271 98 -5.1 16.8 -0.8 -10.5 5.8 16.7 0.7 16.7 0.7
1981 LAN MLB 58 243 .232 .255 .314 .370 .263 .224 94 -6.4 6.1 -0.3 -0.9 3.5 2.9 0.2 2.9 0.2
1982 OAK MLB 128 496 .251 .261 .321 .396 .261 .251 96 -4.5 13.4 -0.6 -7.4 4.2 12.6 0.5 12.6 0.5
1983 OAK MLB 147 561 .281 .264 .324 .398 .264 .282 95 12.1 15.2 -1.5 -15.6 -0.1 25.8 1.1 25.8 1.1
1984 CHN MLB 16 23 .288 .262 .319 .382 .257 .333 102 0.6 0.6 -0.1 -0.4 1.3 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
1984 OAK MLB 72 267 .287 .263 .324 .399 .267 .266 96 7.2 7.2 -1.7 -0.9 1.8 14.5 1.5 14.5 1.5
1985 CHN MLB 99 325 .276 .250 .312 .368 .251 .291 104 5.3 8.9 -1.2 -6.2 6.7 19.6 1.4 19.6 1.4
1986 CHN MLB 59 191 .304 .252 .317 .381 .255 .301 108 8.5 5.3 0.1 -1.4 1.7 15.6 1.5 15.6 1.5
1986 HOU MLB 37 113 .244 .251 .317 .376 .253 .247 96 -1.9 3.1 -0.2 3.1 0.6 1.7 0.5 1.7 0.5
1987 HOU MLB 47 56 .294 .259 .320 .395 .252 .265 93 2.1 1.7 -0.1 -0.3 -1.0 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2
1987 TUC AAA 4 20 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .750 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1972 LAN MLB 49 6 9 4 0 0 1 7 6 4 0 .214 .327 .310 .095 .250 1.5 0.9 0.3
1973 LAN MLB 615 77 147 13 5 6 37 62 77 36 16 .275 .352 .351 .077 .268 27.7 -6.3 2.3
1974 LAN MLB 613 95 141 26 3 10 35 66 71 59 18 .266 .350 .383 .117 .277 35.9 -8.1 3.0
1975 LAN MLB 726 108 162 24 6 8 41 91 93 77 12 .262 .358 .359 .097 .277 39.7 -4.4 3.8
1976 LAN MLB 491 72 103 17 7 4 20 56 49 63 10 .241 .333 .342 .101 .273 27.6 -1.1 3.0
1977 LAN MLB 589 85 142 19 5 11 53 73 69 47 12 .283 .372 .406 .124 .288 37.8 3.6 4.3
1978 LAN MLB 665 93 163 25 4 17 58 71 70 45 4 .278 .355 .421 .143 .287 45.1 0.2 5.0
1979 LAN MLB 692 109 154 20 6 28 73 97 88 44 4 .265 .372 .464 .199 .297 53.6 -15.6 3.9
1980 LAN MLB 625 79 139 15 3 10 49 58 71 23 7 .251 .321 .344 .092 .252 16.7 -10.5 0.7
1981 LAN MLB 243 35 44 2 0 5 17 22 35 20 2 .206 .289 .285 .079 .232 2.9 -0.9 0.2
1982 OAK MLB 496 58 109 19 3 11 42 40 51 28 12 .242 .304 .371 .129 .251 12.6 -7.4 0.5
1983 OAK MLB 561 64 137 13 4 17 67 51 61 22 4 .277 .341 .423 .146 .281 25.8 -15.6 1.1
1984 CHN MLB 23 5 4 1 0 0 0 6 5 3 0 .235 .435 .294 .059 .288 2.5 -0.4 0.2
1984 OAK MLB 267 32 59 11 1 9 36 31 36 12 0 .257 .343 .430 .174 .287 14.5 -0.9 1.5
1985 CHN MLB 325 52 78 11 0 11 44 46 37 47 4 .284 .383 .444 .160 .276 19.6 -6.2 1.4
1986 CHN MLB 191 38 47 8 2 6 22 31 16 17 6 .299 .419 .490 .191 .304 15.6 -1.4 1.5
1986 HOU MLB 113 11 23 2 1 1 13 12 9 8 2 .235 .315 .306 .071 .244 1.7 3.1 0.5
1987 HOU MLB 56 4 10 2 0 1 6 13 8 2 1 .233 .411 .349 .116 .294 2.6 -0.3 0.2
1987 TUC AAA 20 2 9 3 0 0 3 6 2 1 0 .643 .750 .857 .214 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details

BP Annual Player Comments

No BP Book Comments have been found for this player.

BP Articles

Click here to see articles tagged with Davey Lopes

BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see any current major leaguers or up-and-coming minor leaguers make a significantly improved impact on the basepaths this season?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
I can't say that I do. Players don't typically get faster as they age, and it's tough to know when someone is going to get better at running the bases. Last year, we heard that baserunning guru Davey Lopes was tutoring Matt Kemp in the wake of his 19 SB/15 CS 2010 season, so a lot of people projected improvement there. Correctly, as it turned out: Kemp ended up stealing 40 while getting caught only 11 times. But I'm not aware of any calls that easy to make at this point in the winter. Maybe when spring training rolls around we start to hear who's working on what with whom. Of course, getting on base more often always helps.--Ben (Best of BP with Ben and Dave)
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What effect do you think not having Davey Lopes at first will have on the Phils running game, if any?
(Argiris from Phila)
I think it will be tough on a guy like Dom Brown, who won't get the same tutelage as the other Phillies, but I also think most of the current Phillies have gotten whatever they're going to get out of Lopes. After 3-4 years you would think they learned to time moves and pick up on specific signals. But if their SB or baserunning numbers falter, we also can't go to Lopes leaving as the source, as he had players in their prime who are now a bit older. (Eric Seidman)
2009-10-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does anyone ever talk about the ex-Dodgers factor the way Mike Royko would about the ex-Cub factor?
(Christina Kahrl from BP Volcano Hideout)
Ah, Royko, my introduction to the Op-Ed page. I don't think anyone talks about the ex-Dodger factor *as a hazard* the way they do about ex-Cubs. Let's face it, the defending champs are living proof that there's no real curse there, as Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth and Davey Lopes all had ties to the Dodger org. This year Pedro Martinez and Chan Ho Park have been added to the equation.

Some painful memories for Dodger fans there, and I'm not talking about the NLCS, either. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneWell, from the Yankees' POV, hopefully it's like Davey Lopes two-homer game in the 1978 world series opener. A great game but ultimately not the series' deciding factor.

And much as I like Utley that's way too much product in his hair. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)Boo Davey Lopes for not participating in the Longest Running Infield reunion. To somebody who counted him as a favorite player when I was a kid, his old school hardass act is a tiresome reminder not to invest too much faith that you'd actually like your favorite players as people. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableI had a really interesting talk with Davey Lopes about base stealing at the World Series last year. He truly has it down to a science. Bad manager with no people skills but a great base running instructor.
(John Perrotto)
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableBroadcasters talking about what a great base stealer Davey Lopes was. Over a four year period from 78-81, he went 132 for 149 (89%).

C-Gon really does have a fantastic arm -- I saw him have a three assist game for South Bend back in the day. (Kevin Goldstein)