David Lloyd Keller
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 6' 3", Weight 225 lb.
- School West Texas State University, University of Northern Colorado
1B Dave Keller was drafted in the 28th round of the 1982 amateur draft by the Cincinnati Reds. He hit .298, 7, 40 for the Billings Mustangs in 1982. Staying in the Pacific Northwest, Keller hit .280, 10, 44 for the 1983 Eugene Emeralds. He concluded his career with a .258, 1, 5 line in only 62 AB for the 1984 Tampa Tarpons.
Keller was a coach for the Tampa Tarpons in 1985-1986, then began his managing career right where he began his playing career. He managed the Billings Mustangs from 1987 to 1989, then moved to the Cleveland Indians organization from 1990 to 1994. In 1990-1991, Keller managed the Burlington (NC) Indians. From 1992-1994, he managed the Kinston Indians. Keller was a coach for the Hickory Crawdads in 1995. He also managed the South Bend Silver Hawks in 1996. He returned to the Indians as a coach for the Buffalo Bisons in 1997-1996, a minor league hitting instructor in 1999-2000, and the Indians' bullpen catcher (2001-2002) and bullpen assistant (2003). He was the Chicago Cubs' minor league hitting coordinator from 2004 to 2011, then in 2012 was named hitting coach for the Iowa Cubs.
Sources include: MWLGuide.com
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1987||Billings Mustangs||Pioneer League||44-25||2nd||Cincinnati Reds|
|1988||Billings Mustangs||Pioneer League||35-34||3rd||Cincinnati Reds|
|1989||Billings Mustangs||Pioneer League||26-41||3rd||Cincinnati Reds|
|1990||Burlington Indians||Appalachian League||35-37||6th||Cleveland Indians|
|1991||Burlington Indians||Appalachian League||40-27||3rd||Cleveland Indians||Lost League Finals|
|1992||Kinston Indians||Carolina League||65-71||6th||Cleveland Indians|
|1993||Kinston Indians||Carolina League||71-67||3rd||Cleveland Indians||Lost in 1st round|
|1994||Kinston Indians||Carolina League||60-78||7th||Cleveland Indians|
|1996||South Bend Silver Hawks||Midwest League||54-82||14th||Chicago White Sox|
|2013||Daytona Cubs||Florida State League||75-51||2nd||Chicago Cubs||League Champs|
|2014||Daytona Cubs||Florida State League||67-69||8th||Chicago Cubs||Lost League Finals|