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Portrait of Wilson Alvarez

Wilson Alvarez PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
14 1747.7 102 92 4 1330 3.96 20
Birth Date3-24-1970
Height6' 1"
Weight175 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1989 TEX MLB 1 1 0.0 3 2 0 2 .290 104 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% 1.000 1.024 0.00 0.00 0.00 111 14.12 0.0
1991 CHA MLB 10 9 56.3 47 29 32 9 .260 100 7.5 4.6 1.4 5.1 45% .228 .269 1.35 5.39 3.51 115 4.95 0.2
1992 CHA MLB 34 9 100.3 103 65 66 12 .260 98 9.2 5.8 1.1 5.9 42% .295 .295 1.67 5.09 5.20 117 5.73 -1.1
1993 CHA MLB 31 31 207.7 168 122 155 14 .263 97 7.3 5.3 0.6 6.7 46% .266 .246 1.40 4.25 2.95 101 4.25 3.2
1994 CHA MLB 24 24 161.7 147 62 108 16 .265 98 8.2 3.5 0.9 6.0 37% .264 .237 1.29 4.30 3.45 91 3.89 3.6
1995 CHA MLB 29 29 175.0 171 93 118 21 .264 99 8.8 4.8 1.1 6.1 42% .280 .268 1.51 4.98 4.32 102 4.44 2.7
1996 CHA MLB 35 35 217.3 216 97 181 21 .265 97 8.9 4.0 0.9 7.5 44% .303 .263 1.44 4.23 4.22 86 4.70 3.2
1997 CHA 0 22 22 145.7 126 55 110 9 .257 97 7.8 3.4 0.6 6.8 42% .268 .234 1.24 3.63 3.03 0 0.00 0.0
1997 SFN 0 11 11 66.3 54 36 69 9 .253 98 7.3 4.9 1.2 9.4 46% .268 .242 1.36 4.43 4.48 0 0.00 0.0
1998 TBA MLB 25 25 142.7 130 68 107 18 .266 94 8.2 4.3 1.1 6.8 40% .265 .265 1.39 4.98 4.73 101 4.40 2.3
1999 TBA MLB 28 28 160.0 159 79 128 22 .260 96 8.9 4.4 1.2 7.2 49% .293 .268 1.49 4.98 4.22 99 5.35 1.6
2002 TBA MLB 23 10 75.0 80 36 56 13 .263 102 9.6 4.3 1.6 6.7 30% .291 .288 1.55 5.42 5.28 105 5.49 -0.0
2003 LAN MLB 21 12 95.0 80 23 82 5 .258 91 7.6 2.2 0.5 7.8 43% .286 .208 1.08 2.82 2.37 80 3.81 1.9
2004 LAN MLB 40 15 120.7 109 31 102 12 .262 95 8.1 2.3 0.9 7.6 39% .278 .235 1.16 3.45 4.03 82 3.77 2.5
2005 LAN MLB 21 2 24.0 31 7 16 7 .256 95 11.6 2.6 2.6 6.0 42% .304 .333 1.58 6.33 5.62 107 7.71 -0.6
1997 TOT MLB 33 33 212.0 180 91 179 18 .256 97 7.6 3.9 0.8 7.6 43% .268 .237 1.28 3.88 3.48 92 3.96 4.3
CareerMLB3552631747.716248051330190.262978.34.11.06.842%.279.2571.394.443.94974.5423.8

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 GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1987 GAS A 8 6 32.0 39 23 19 5 .000 11.0 6.5 1.4 5.3 0% .000 .000 1.94 6.15 6.47
1988 GAS A 23 23 127.0 113 49 134 5 .000 8.0 3.5 0.4 9.5 0% .000 .000 1.28 2.48 2.98
1988 OKL AAA 5 3 16.7 17 6 9 2 .000 9.2 3.2 1.1 4.9 0% .000 .000 1.38 4.54 3.77
1989 TEX MLB 1 1 0.0 3 2 0 2 .290 104 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% 1.000 1.024 0.00 0.00 0.00
1989 PCH A+ 13 13 81.0 68 21 51 2 .000 7.6 2.3 0.2 5.7 0% .000 .000 1.10 2.70 2.11
1989 BIR AA 6 6 35.7 32 16 18 2 .000 8.1 4.0 0.5 4.5 0% .000 .000 1.34 4.08 3.03
1989 TUL AA 7 7 48.0 40 16 29 1 .000 7.5 3.0 0.2 5.4 0% .000 .000 1.17 3.41 2.06
1990 BIR AA 7 7 46.3 44 25 36 4 .000 8.6 4.9 0.8 7.0 0% .000 .000 1.49 4.12 4.28
1990 VAN AAA 17 15 75.0 91 51 35 7 .000 10.9 6.1 0.8 4.2 0% .000 .000 1.89 5.89 6.00
1991 CHA MLB 10 9 56.3 47 29 32 9 .260 100 7.5 4.6 1.4 5.1 45% .228 .269 1.35 5.39 3.51
1991 BIR AA 23 23 152.3 109 74 165 6 .000 6.4 4.4 0.4 9.8 0% .000 .000 1.20 2.76 1.83
1992 CHA MLB 34 9 100.3 103 65 66 12 .260 98 9.2 5.8 1.1 5.9 42% .295 .295 1.67 5.09 5.20
1993 CHA MLB 31 31 207.7 168 122 155 14 .263 97 7.3 5.3 0.6 6.7 46% .266 .246 1.40 4.25 2.95
1993 NAS AAA 1 1 6.3 7 2 8 0 .000 10.0 2.9 0.0 11.4 0% .000 .000 1.43 1.59 2.86
1994 CHA MLB 24 24 161.7 147 62 108 16 .265 98 8.2 3.5 0.9 6.0 37% .264 .237 1.29 4.30 3.45
1995 CHA MLB 29 29 175.0 171 93 118 21 .264 99 8.8 4.8 1.1 6.1 42% .280 .268 1.51 4.98 4.32
1996 CHA MLB 35 35 217.3 216 97 181 21 .265 97 8.9 4.0 0.9 7.5 44% .303 .263 1.44 4.23 4.22
1997 CHA MLB 22 22 145.7 126 55 110 9 .257 97 7.8 3.4 0.6 6.8 42% .268 .234 1.24 3.63 3.03
1997 SFN MLB 11 11 66.3 54 36 69 9 .253 98 7.3 4.9 1.2 9.4 46% .268 .242 1.36 4.43 4.48
1998 TBA MLB 25 25 142.7 130 68 107 18 .266 94 8.2 4.3 1.1 6.8 40% .265 .265 1.39 4.98 4.73
1998 STP A+ 1 1 1.7 5 2 2 1 .000 26.5 10.6 5.3 10.6 0% .000 .000 4.12 12.28 26.47
1998 DUR AAA 1 1 4.7 4 2 6 0 .000 7.7 3.8 0.0 11.5 0% .000 .000 1.28 2.00 3.83
1999 TBA MLB 28 28 160.0 159 79 128 22 .260 96 8.9 4.4 1.2 7.2 49% .293 .268 1.49 4.98 4.22
2000 STP A+ 1 1 4.0 0 0 2 0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 0% .000 .000 0.00 2.39 0.00
2001 ORL AA 5 5 20.3 24 6 18 2 .000 10.6 2.7 0.9 8.0 0% .000 .000 1.48 3.58 4.43
2001 DUR AAA 4 4 18.0 20 6 16 2 .000 10.0 3.0 1.0 8.0 0% .000 .000 1.44 3.83 3.00
2002 TBA MLB 23 10 75.0 80 36 56 13 .263 102 9.6 4.3 1.6 6.7 30% .291 .288 1.55 5.42 5.28
2002 ORL AA 2 2 8.0 6 2 7 0 .000 6.8 2.2 0.0 7.9 0% .300 .000 1.00 2.01 1.12
2003 LAN MLB 21 12 95.0 80 23 82 5 .258 91 7.6 2.2 0.5 7.8 43% .286 .208 1.08 2.82 2.37
2003 LVG AAA 8 8 47.0 36 6 33 1 .000 6.9 1.1 0.2 6.3 0% .255 .000 0.89 2.81 1.34
2004 LAN MLB 40 15 120.7 109 31 102 12 .262 95 8.1 2.3 0.9 7.6 39% .278 .235 1.16 3.45 4.03
2005 LAN MLB 21 2 24.0 31 7 16 7 .256 95 11.6 2.6 2.6 6.0 42% .304 .333 1.58 6.33 5.62
2005 LVG AAA 4 4 7.7 4 2 9 1 .294 88 4.7 2.3 1.2 10.5 44% .176 .169 0.78 3.65 2.34

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

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
2005-08-07 2005-09-24 15-DL 48 43 Left Shoulder Impingement -
2005-05-31 2005-07-19 15-DL 49 42 Left Shoulder Impingement -
2005-04-05 2005-05-04 15-DL 29 26 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2004-08-28 2004-09-05 DTD 8 7 Left Forearm Contusion Batted Ball - -
2004-05-29 2004-06-05 DTD 7 6 Left Hip Strain - -
2002-07-15 2002-08-06 15-DL 22 22 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2002-04-15 2002-05-31 15-DL 46 40 Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2001-04-03 2001-10-08 60-DL 188 162 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear 2000-05-25 -
2000-03-25 2000-10-02 60-DL 191 161 Left Shoulder Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear 2000-05-25 -
1999-07-18 1999-08-08 15-DL 21 19 Left Upper Arm Inflammation Triceps - -
1999-06-21 1999-06-25 DTD 4 4 Left Hip Soreness - -
1999-04-12 1999-04-29 15-DL 17 16 Left Shoulder Inflammation AC Joint - -
1998-05-21 1998-07-10 15-DL 50 43 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
1998-04-06 1998-04-12 DTD 6 3 Left Hip Contusion - -
1997-08-18 1997-08-26 DTD 8 6 Left Shoulder Soreness - -
1997-05-01 1997-05-06 DTD 5 3 Left Shoulder Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 LAN $2,000,000
2004 LAN $1,500,000
2002 TBA $8,000,000
2001 TBA $9,000,000
2000 TBA $9,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$29,500,000
5 yrTotal$29,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 3 d2 yr/$4M (05-06)

Details
  • retired 10/05 signed as a free agent from re-sgined 12/03, 1 year/$1.5M (04)+$1M bonuses (games started, innings pitched)
  • contract purchased 6/03 assigned Triple-A 3/03 signed as a free agent from TB (minor-league contract) 1/03, 1 year/$0.75M (03) (minor-league contract) released 10/02
  • 5 year/$35M (98-02) 98:$4.5M, 99:$4.5M, 00:$9M, 01:$9M, 02:$8M

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BP Articles

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The Lineup Card: Seven Trades That Shocked UsBaseball Prospectus2014-12-03
The Lineup Card: Ten Trades That Made Our ChildhoodsBaseball Prospectus2014-07-03
The Process: When Will We Know Who Won the 10-Player Trade?Bradley Ankrom2012-07-26
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Spinning Yarn: The Glavine LineMike Fast2010-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Left WingJoe Sheehan2009-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Retrospectus: Super DealsChristina Kahrl2009-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Bad WeekendWill Carroll2007-08-27
Prospectus Hit List: Three Weeks InJay Jaffe2007-04-20
Transaction Analysis: February 14-20, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-02-22
Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 25Jay Jaffe2005-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: No DefenseJoe Sheehan2005-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 9-15Christina Kahrl2005-08-17
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This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: When Laundry AttacksWill Carroll2005-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Game of the Week: Milwaukee Brewers @ Los Angeles Dodgers, 6/5/05Jonah Keri2005-06-08
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 5, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 4-9, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-12
Under The Knife: Another Pitcher in the SpotlightWill Carroll2005-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 20-27Christina Kahrl2005-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: ComebacksWill Carroll2005-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Tout WarsJeff Erickson2005-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Spring Training UpdatesWill Carroll2005-03-24
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsJay Jaffe2005-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: A Look at LongevityJim Baker2005-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Los Angeles DodgersWill Carroll2005-03-08
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2004-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Avoiding the Dodger BluesDayn Perry2004-10-13
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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2004-09-17
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Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 30-31Christina Kahrl2004-08-01
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dan, with great respect, I confess that I though ill of the White Sox in 1997. They had spent a fortune on bringing Albert Belle to the team - a guy who's behaviour made him hard to cheer for no matter how well he hit, then traded two of their star pitchers at the trading deadline (Wilson Alvarez and Roberto Hernandez) when they seemingly still had a chance at the division. Can you give us some explanatory background to these doings?
(hotstatrat from Canada)
That was an organizational decision, and it paid dividends in 2000 when the team, bolstered by the trade you mentioned (six or seven players in return from the Giants), won the Central Division title, as Foulke and Howry got a lot of our key outs in the final stages of games. (Dan Evans)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, who are the pitchers coming onto the ballot next year? I've heard that there's going to be a wave which will cut into Blyleven's vote count. Is that true? Also, do you see the Vets Committee enshrining Lou and Tram after Tram drops off the ballot (this seems, rather unfortunately, inevitible).
(David from Huntersville NC)
Pitchers eligible for next year's ballot include Kevin Brown, John Franco, Al Leiter, Wilson Alvarez, Ugueth Urbina, Ismael Valdez, Paul Quantrill, Cal Eldred, Kirk Rueter and Steve Reed. I don't see any of them cutting into anybody's support, and other than the first three, I don't see any of them even getting through the nomination stage. Though if Mike Jackson can... (Jay Jaffe)


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