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Dave Williams MLB Career Stats

22-31 4.83 408.0 245 1.41

Dave Williams Bio

  • Full Name: David Aaron Williams
  • Born: 3/12/1979 in Anchorage, AK
  • Draft: 1998, Pittsburgh Pirates, 17th rd. (508th overall)
  • College: Delaware Tech CC
  • Debut: June 6, 2001
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/24/2007
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MLB Career Stats 22 31 4.83 82 72 0 408.0 245 1.41


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Season SHO Rank
2005 1 8th in NL

Dave Williams Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 9, 2009 LHP Dave Williams elected free agency.
September 8, 2009 Syracuse Chiefs activated LHP Dave Williams from the 7-day disabled list.
August 20, 2009 Syracuse Chiefs placed LHP Dave Williams on the 7-day disabled list.
July 5, 2009 LHP Dave Williams assigned to Syracuse Chiefs from Harrisburg Senators.
May 1, 2009 Dave Williams assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Syracuse Chiefs.
April 12, 2009 Syracuse Chiefs signed free agent Dave Williams.

David Aaron Williams Bio Info

David (Dave) Williams graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Delaware in 1997 where he played baseball and basketball...Was a two-year letterman in baseball and All-State in his senior year...Also played baseball at Delaware Tech Community College in Georgetown, Delaware. 2007 Underwent neck disc herniation surgery on January 31st...The procedure was performed by Dr. Patrick O'Leary at the Hospital for Special Surgery...Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on April 1st, retroactive to March 23rd...Made one rehabilitation start at St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League, followed by two rehab starts at New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Was a combined 0-1 with a 3.93 ERA...In 18.1 innings, he permitted 13 hits, eight runs, earned, with four walks and 11 strikeouts...Activated from the 15-Day Disabled List on July 8th and started that day at Houston and lost, 8-3...Was designated for assignment on July 15th...Outrighted to New Orleans on July 18th...Had his contract selected on September 18th...Hurled 1.0 inning of relief on September 24th vs. Washington...Has 10 career relief outings...His last relief appearance came on September 25, 2006 vs. Washington with a scoreless frame. 2006 Acquired by the New York Mets on May 25 from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Minor League right-handed pitcher Robert Manuel...Recalled by the Mets on Aug. 19...Made his Mets debut in a start that night against the Rockies at Shea...Pitched 5.2 innings, permitting six hits, three runs, earned, with two strikeouts...Did not factor in the decision as the Mets defeated Colorado, 7-4...Went 3-0 with a 3.24 ERA (nine earned runs/25.0 innings) with 15 strikeouts over his first four starts with the Mets...New York was 4-0 in those starts...Optioned to Norfolk (AAA) of the International League after his start on Aug. 30...Permitted three earned runs or fewer in four of his five starts for the Mets...Made his first relief outing since Aug. 12, 2004, on Sept. 25 vs. Washington with 1.0 scoreless inning...Recalled by the Mets for a second time on Sept. 5...Picked up his third consecutive win in his start on Sept. 6 at Shea against the Braves (Game One)...The three-game winning streak tied a career-high for Williams...He also won three straight decisions from May 5-May 15, 2005 with the Pirates...In seven appearances at Norfolk (six starts) after the trade, he was 2-2 with a 3.68 ERA...In 36.2 innings, he allowed 33 hits, 20 runs, 15 earned, with 10 walks and 17 strikeouts...Was placed on the Disabled List at Norfolk on June 12, retroactive to June 9, with a strained left shoulder...Was activated from the Disabled List on July 30...Made two rehab starts for the Gulf Coast Mets...Was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA...In 8.0 innings, he surrendered two hits, no runs, with no walks and 10 strikeouts...Posted a 2-3 record with a 7.20 ERA in eight starts for the Reds...Pitched 40.0 innings, permitting 54 hits, 34 runs, 32 earned with 16 walks and 16 strikeouts before being designated for assignment on May 20...Cincinnati was 4-0 in Williams' starts from April 20-May 7...Underwent surgery on Jan. 31, 2007 to repair a herniated disc in his neck...Dr.Patrick O'Leary performed the procedure at The Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. 2005 Spent entire season in Pittsburgh's starting rotation and established career highs in every category...Was the club's only 10-game winner...Was one of only 27 left-handed pitchers in the majors and one of 12 in the National League with double-digit wins...Was part of Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster for the second time...Allowed one run over 5.2 innings and won first start over Tim Redding on 4/10 @San Diego...Limited St. Louis to a pair of runs in 6.0 innings but lost an 11-1 decision on 4/18...Lost for the third straight time (5.0ip/5r) on 4/30 vs. San Francisco...Snapped three-game skid with a 6-2 win (7.0ip/2r/1er) over Shawn Estes @Arizona on 5/5...Won career-high three straight games from 5/5-15...Had three-game winning streak snapped after losing a 4-2 decision @St. Louis on 5/23...Did not allow a hit in first 4.2 innings of work and won a 9-2 decision (7.0ip/1h/1r) @Cincinnati on 5/28...Went 4-1 with a 2.59 ERA (31.1ip/9er) in five starts during the month of May...Surrendered four home runs (all solo shots), but received a no-decision on 6/7 vs. Baltimore (the Pirates erased a 5-0 deficit and won the game 6-5)...Returned to the mound on 6/18 @Boston and tossed 6.0 innings of a combined shutout but came away with a no-decision (it was the first time the Red Sox were shut out at Fenway Park since 9/17/03)...Handed St. Louis' Matt Morris his first loss after winning an 11-7 decision @Busch Stadium on 6/23 (Morris entered the game with an 8-0 record)...Pitched 2.0 innings, but did not return following a 2:08 rain delay in Washington on 6/29...Snapped an 0-for-20 streak at the plate with a double off Colorado's Byung-Hyun Kim on 7/23...Struck out seven batters and tossed first major league shutout on 8/14 @Houston...Went 0-3 with a 9.45 ERA (13.1ip/14er) in his final three starts; all coming after his shutout...Lasted just 2.0 innings in his last start on 9/3 vs. Chicago...Missed scheduled start on 9/8 due to a left rib cage strain and did not pitch for the remainder of the season due to injury...Went 5-for-42 (.119) with a double and four RBI at the plate...The Pirates went 13-12 in his 25 starts...Ranked third in the league with a 2.65 road ERA...Agreed to terms on a deal for the 2006 season on 10/24. 2004 Led Pacific Coast League with a .750 winning percentage...Began season with Nashville (AAA)...Allowed three or more runs five times in his 21 Triple-A starts...Allowed just one unearned run in first start, but lost a 9-0 decision vs. Colorado Springs on 4/9...Received no-decisions in his next four starts...Did not allow an earned run in no-decision vs. Oklahoma on 4/25...Picked up first win on 5/6 vs. Memphis after allowing one run in 7.0 innings of work...Surrendered just one earned run in next start on 5/11 vs. Tacoma...Won three straight decisions from 5/21 thru 6/11 (the Sounds went 6-0 in his six starts from 5/16 thru 6/11)...Whiffed a season-high 10 batters on 5/26 @Fresno and tossed a season-high 8.0 innings on 5/31 vs. Colorado Springs. ...Went 3-0 with a 3.09 ERA (43.2ip/15er) during the month of May...Surrendered season-high seven runs while suffering loss @Iowa on 6/22...Appeared on the lineup card but never took the hill @Colorado Springs on 6/27 (the game was suspended in the top of the 1st inning with the Sounds at bat; Nelson Figueroa took over as the pitcher when play resumed the next day)...Did not allow more than two runs in each of his five starts in July while posting a 1.93 ERA...Won back-to-back starts on 7/19 and 7/24...Was Nashville's lone representative at the Triple-A All-Star Game on 7/14 @Pawtucket; allowed two runs in 2.0 innings of work (served up a two-run homer to Joe Vitiello)...Ranked fifth in the Pacific Coast League in ERA (3.47) and third in strikeouts (103) when he was recalled by Pittsburgh on 8/2...Allowed a solo home run to Jose Hernandez in first appearance with Pittsburgh on 8/5 @Dodger Stadium; his first outing in the majors since 5/27/02 and first relief appearance since 4/30/01...Made back-to-back scoreless outings (3.2ip) before being charged with four runs in 1.0 inning of work on 8/12 vs. San Francisco...Was placed on 15-day disabled list on 8/15 with a right rib cage strain...Was reinstated on 8/31 and made final six appearances as a starting pitcher...Made first start on 9/2 @Milwaukee and lost a 7-1 decision (3.2ip/5er)...Tossed 6.1 scoreless innings and allowed just two hits in 2-0 win vs. Milwaukee on 9/7; his first big-league victory since 4/17/02...Took a no-hitter and a 2-0 lead into the 7th inning against Houston on 9/12, but surrendered two runs in that frame and ended up with a no-decision in Pittsburgh's 5-4, 10-inning loss...Pitched 6.0 scoreless innings and won second game on 9/19 vs. New York (game two)...Went 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA (19.1ip/2er) in three-start stretch from 9/7 thru 9/19...Lost final two starts on 9/25 vs. Cincinnati (5.0ip/5r/3er) and 10/1 @Cincinnati (4.0ip/4r/4er)...The Pirates went 2-4 in his six starts...Went 1-for-10 as a batter, collecting a single off Ben Sheets on 9/7...Held right-handed hitters to a .192 batting average (20-for-104)...Opponents hit just .191 (18-for-94) against him @PNC Park. 2003 Resumed pitching in June after recovering from shoulder surgery ... In 16 games (16 starts) with Nashville, went 7-4 with a 4.19 ERA in 77.1 innings. 2002 Began season in starting rotation and was victorious in first start on 4/5 at Chicago (NL) ... Also struck out career-high eight batters in the contest ... Surrendered three home runs, including a 484' shot to Sammy Sosa, and lost a 7-3 decision to the Cubs at PNC Park on 4/12 ... Hit his first major league home run on 4/12 off Jason Bere - the first Pittsburgh pitcher to homer since Omar Olivares did so on 6/29/01 at Montreal ... Picked up final win of the season on 4/17 at Milwaukee ... Also added a two-run single in 4/17 contest ... Made his first career appearance as a pinch hitter on 4/19 vs. Philadelphia (struck out) ... Missed scheduled start on 5/5 after injuring his shin on a come-backer in start on 4/30 at Colorado ... Was limited to just 3.0 innings of work on 5/12 vs. Houston due to an 86-minute rain delay; his first start since suffering shin injury ... Went 0-4 with an 8.27 ERA (20.2ip/19er) in five starts from 4/24 thru 5/22 ... Received a no-decision despite tossing 5.2 scoreless innings in his final appearance on 5/27 vs. Chicago (NL) ... Was originally placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/31 (retroactive to 5/28) with hopes of returning to action through rehabilitation efforts ... After receiving a few opinions, underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder on 7/11 (the surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, AL) ... The Pirates went 3-6 in his nine starts ... Held left-handed hitters to a .086 (3-for-35) average; lefties had gone hitless in their first 25 at bats before Todd Helton singled at Coors Field on 4/30 (Fred McGriff collected each of the other two hits on 5/22 at Wrigley Field) ... Went 2-for-16 (.125) with a homer and three RBI at the plate ... Had his uniform #36 retired in ceremony at Williamsport on 7/10. 2001 Began season with Altoona (AA) ... Won first four decisions ... Tossed 7.0 scoreless frames for victory vs. Akron on 4/20 and 7.2 scoreless innings in win at Reading on 5/6 ... Recorded 8.0-inning complete-game loss on 5/16 at New Britain ... Posted a 1.76 ERA (30.2ip/6er) in four starts during the month of May while pitching with the Curve ... Was promoted to Nashville (AAA) on 5/22 ... Made Triple-A debut on 5/26 at Oklahoma and suffered a loss (4.2ip/5r/4er) ... Tossed 6.0 scoreless innings for a victory in second start on 6/1 at Edmonton ... Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 6/5 ... Made major league debut in relief on 6/6 at Florida and was charged with one earned run in 2.0 innings of work ... Made a total of four relief appearances before joining the starting rotation for good on 6/25 ... Was scored upon in three of his four relief outings and allowed all four of his inherited runners to score, but posted a 2.70 ERA (10.0ip/3er) ... Tossed 4.1 innings of scoreless relief in Pittsburgh's 11-8 victory at Minnesota on 6/10 (retired 13 in a row at one point as Pirates came back from 8-1 deficit) ... Recorded first big-league win in first start on 6/25 vs. Milwaukee ... Lost career-high six straight decisions from 7/5 to 8/26 ... Picked up first major league RBI on a groundout on 7/14 vs. Kansas City ... Went 2-for-2 and doubled off the Cubs' Julian Tavarez for first big-league hit on 7/19 ... Tossed 6.1 scoreless innings and picked up second victory on 9/1 at Cincinnati ... Recorded a 2.54 ERA (46.0ip/13er) in his final eight starts ... Went 4-for-34 (.118) at the plate with two doubles and two RBI ... The Pirates went 7-11 in his 18 starts ... Was credited with seven individual caught stealings and picked off one runner at first base (Cincinnati's Aaron Boone on 9/6). 2000 Spent majority of season with Hickory (A)...Led South Atlantic League in strikeouts (193) and paced every minor leaguer with 201 total whiffs...Led staff in victories and ranked seventh in the league in ERA...Was named to the league's post-season All-Star team...Split first four decisions/starts prior to winning three straight from 4/28 thru 5/9...Posted a 0.74 ERA (24.1ip/2er) and whiffed 31 batters during three-game winning streak...Was named South Atlantic League Player-of-the-Week for the week of 4/28 to 5/4...Tossed five-hit shutout and struck out season-high 13 on 5/3 vs. Greensboro...Lost six straight starts from 5/20 to 6/17, but tossed at least 6.0 innings in each outing...Served up four home runs (seven runs total) on 5/26 vs. Delmarva...Hurled 7.0 scoreless frames on 6/30 at Greensboro...Went 3-1 with a 2.19 ERA (37.0ip/9er) in five starts during the month of July...Won six of his final seven decisions, beginning with victory on 6/30...Lost last game on 7/16 at Delmarva...Hurled 9.0 innings and notched victory on 7/27 at Charleston-SC (team won game in 10th)...Struck out 10 batters on 8/12 vs. Asheville and 11 in his next start on 8/18 vs. Piedmont - his final outing with Hickory...Tossed at least 6.0 innings in each of his 24 starts with the Crawdads and pitched into the 7th inning 16 times...Was promoted to Lynchburg on 8/22...Tossed 7.0 innings in his first start and won a 6-3 decision at Potomac (7.0ip/3er)...Lasted a season-low 4.0 innings in his final start on 8/29 - the only time he failed to pitch 6.0 innings during the season...Went 12-9 with a 3.18 ERA in 26 minor league starts with the two clubs...Tossed 3.0 scoreless frames in Game Two of the Carolina League championship against Myrtle Beach on 9/8. 1999 Split season between Williamsport (Rookie) and Hickory...Went 7-3 with a 2.92 ERA in 16 starts with the two clubs...Began season with Williamsport on 6/16 after a stint in the club's extended spring training program in Bradenton, Florida...Went 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA (20.0ip/2er) in his first three starts...Lost back-to-back starts on 7/2 and 7/8...Tossed season-low 3.2 innings and surrendered seven runs on 7/8 at Jamestown...Was victorious in final two starts with Williamsport...Hurled complete game in final outing on 7/18 vs. Auburn...Held opponents to a .198 batting average - the third-best mark in the New York-Penn League...Was promoted to Hickory on 7/21 and was charged with just five earned runs in his first three starts (19.0ip - 2.37 ERA)...Tossed 7.0-inning, two-hit shutout and struck out season-high 10 batters on 8/19 at Greensboro (game one). 1998 Spent first professional season with Erie (Rookie) after being selected by Pittsburgh in 17th round of the June draft...Picked up first win on 7/12 vs. Batavia...Made first 14 appearances from the bullpen before making first pro start on 8/7 vs. Batavia (L, 3.0ip/5er)...Surrendered just one hit and did not allow a run in his other start; 8/31 at St. Catharines...Recorded a 1.19 ERA in 10 games on the road and a 5.11 ERA in 12 home games...Went 1-1 with a 2.82 ERA in his 20 relief appearances.