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Portrait of Pat Hentgen

Pat Hentgen PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
14 2075.3 131 112 1 1290 4.32 17.6
Birth Date11-13-1968
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1991 TOR 22 3 1 7.3 5.0 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 5 2 2 1 10 3 3 2 3 2.45 5.91 6.08 -0.2 -0.0
1992 TOR 23 28 2 50.3 8.0 42.3 5 2 0 2 1 0 229 49 30 30 7 83 32 27 0 39 5.36 4.96 4.61 4.1 0.5
1993 TOR 24 34 32 216.3 208.7 7.7 19 9 0 0 16 3 926 215 103 93 27 345 74 74 7 122 3.87 4.62 4.85 25.2 2.5
1994 TOR 25 24 24 174.7 174.7 0.0 13 8 0 0 15 4 728 158 74 66 21 249 59 58 3 147 3.40 4.14 4.51 28.5 2.7
1995 TOR 26 30 30 200.7 200.7 0.0 10 14 0 0 13 5 913 236 129 114 24 362 90 84 5 135 5.11 4.77 4.79 26.1 2.5
1996 TOR 27 35 35 265.7 265.7 0.0 20 10 0 0 22 3 1100 238 105 95 20 351 94 91 5 177 3.22 4.01 4.60 42.7 4.0
1997 TOR 28 35 35 264.0 264.0 0.0 15 10 0 0 20 6 1085 253 116 108 31 402 71 69 7 160 3.68 4.35 5.04 15.9 1.5
1998 TOR 29 29 29 177.7 177.7 0.0 12 11 0 0 14 1 795 208 109 102 28 341 69 68 5 94 5.17 5.46 5.92 3.4 0.3
1999 TOR 30 34 34 199.0 199.0 0.0 11 12 0 0 16 2 869 225 115 106 32 373 65 64 3 118 4.79 5.13 5.90 17.4 1.3
2000 SLN 31 33 33 194.3 194.3 0.0 15 12 0 0 15 2 846 202 107 102 24 322 89 85 3 118 4.72 4.87 5.44 21.7 1.9
2001 BAL 32 9 9 62.3 62.3 0.0 2 3 0 0 7 0 252 51 25 24 7 86 19 16 0 33 3.47 4.41 5.14 1.4 0.1
2002 BAL 33 4 4 22.0 22.0 0.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 103 31 20 19 6 60 10 10 0 11 7.77 6.97 6.84 -2.3 -0.2
2003 BAL 34 28 22 160.7 138.7 22.0 7 8 1 0 11 1 676 150 74 73 25 262 58 57 5 100 4.09 5.05 5.20 9.1 0.9
2004 TOR 35 18 16 80.3 78.3 2.0 2 9 0 0 3 0 373 90 67 62 16 158 42 40 4 33 6.95 6.64 7.31 -4.4 -0.5
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Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1986 STC A- 13 11 40.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 MYR A 32 31 188.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 DUN A+ 31 30 151.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 DUN A+ 29 28 151.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 KNX AA 28 26 153.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 TOR MLB 3 1 7.3 6.08 74 .262 .275 .333 .407 .269 .190 107 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
1991 SYR AAA 31 28 171.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 TOR MLB 28 2 50.3 4.61 97 .285 .256 .323 .382 .263 .278 103 4.1 0.5 4.1 0.5
1992 SYR AAA 4 4 20.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 TOR MLB 34 32 216.3 4.85 101 .256 .266 .334 .404 .261 .270 103 25.2 2.5 25.2 2.5
1994 TOR MLB 24 24 174.7 4.51 114 .235 .275 .348 .435 .268 .275 99 28.5 2.7 28.5 2.7
1995 TOR MLB 30 30 200.7 4.79 104 .283 .272 .346 .428 .269 .322 98 26.1 2.5 26.1 2.5
1996 TOR MLB 35 35 265.7 4.60 113 .234 .278 .348 .443 .268 .271 98 42.7 4.0 42.7 4.0
1997 TOR MLB 35 35 264.0 5.04 94 .244 .273 .340 .432 .266 .272 96 17.6 1.7 15.9 1.5
1998 TOR MLB 29 29 177.7 5.92 76 .288 .269 .334 .421 .262 .301 95 3.2 0.3 3.4 0.3
1999 TOR MLB 34 34 199.0 5.90 91 .267 .278 .347 .442 .265 .296 101 16.0 1.5 17.4 1.3
2000 SLN MLB 33 33 194.3 5.44 96 .259 .265 .334 .430 .255 .291 104 19.6 1.8 21.7 1.9
2001 BAL MLB 9 9 62.3 5.14 88 .226 .262 .329 .423 .258 .228 94 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2002 BAL MLB 4 4 22.0 6.84 59 .342 .282 .345 .457 .280 .329 100 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2002 DEL A 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 ABE A- 2 2 11.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 FRD A+ 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BOW AA 1 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BAL MLB 28 22 160.7 5.20 93 .255 .270 .337 .439 .266 .256 99 9.6 1.0 9.1 0.9
2004 TOR MLB 18 16 80.3 7.31 63 .291 .270 .335 .427 .258 .266 106 -3.6 -0.4 -4.4 -0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1986 STC A- 0 4 1 13 11 40.0 38 30 30 3 0% .000 8.6 6.8 0.7 6.8 1.70 4.50 0.0 0.0
1987 MYR A 11 5 0 32 31 188.0 145 60 131 5 0% .000 6.9 2.9 0.2 6.3 1.09 2.35 0.0 0.0
1988 DUN A+ 3 12 0 31 30 151.3 139 65 125 10 0% .000 8.3 3.9 0.6 7.4 1.35 3.45 0.0 0.0
1989 DUN A+ 9 8 0 29 28 151.3 123 71 148 5 0% .000 7.3 4.2 0.3 8.8 1.28 2.68 0.0 0.0
1990 KNX AA 9 5 0 28 26 153.3 121 68 142 10 0% .000 7.1 4.0 0.6 8.3 1.23 3.05 0.0 0.0
1991 TOR MLB 0 0 0 3 1 7.3 5 3 3 1 36% .190 6.1 3.7 1.2 3.7 1.09 2.45 -0.2 -0.0
1991 SYR AAA 8 9 0 31 28 171.0 146 90 155 17 0% .000 7.7 4.7 0.9 8.2 1.38 4.47 0.0 0.0
1992 TOR MLB 5 2 0 28 2 50.3 49 32 39 7 34% .278 8.8 5.7 1.3 7.0 1.61 5.36 4.1 0.5
1992 SYR AAA 1 2 0 4 4 20.3 15 8 17 1 0% .000 6.7 3.5 0.4 7.5 1.13 2.66 0.0 0.0
1993 TOR MLB 19 9 0 34 32 216.3 215 74 122 27 40% .270 8.9 3.1 1.1 5.1 1.34 3.87 25.2 2.5
1994 TOR MLB 13 8 0 24 24 174.7 158 59 147 21 42% .275 8.1 3.0 1.1 7.6 1.24 3.40 28.5 2.7
1995 TOR MLB 10 14 0 30 30 200.7 236 90 135 24 42% .322 10.6 4.0 1.1 6.1 1.62 5.11 26.1 2.5
1996 TOR MLB 20 10 0 35 35 265.7 238 94 177 20 40% .271 8.1 3.2 0.7 6.0 1.25 3.22 42.7 4.0
1997 TOR MLB 15 10 0 35 35 264.0 253 71 160 31 43% .272 8.6 2.4 1.1 5.5 1.23 3.68 15.9 1.5
1998 TOR MLB 12 11 0 29 29 177.7 208 69 94 28 47% .301 10.5 3.5 1.4 4.8 1.56 5.17 3.4 0.3
1999 TOR MLB 11 12 0 34 34 199.0 225 65 118 32 43% .296 10.2 2.9 1.4 5.3 1.46 4.79 17.4 1.3
2000 SLN MLB 15 12 0 33 33 194.3 202 89 118 24 52% .291 9.4 4.1 1.1 5.5 1.50 4.72 21.7 1.9
2001 BAL MLB 2 3 0 9 9 62.3 51 19 33 7 49% .228 7.4 2.7 1.0 4.8 1.12 3.47 1.4 0.1
2002 BAL MLB 0 4 0 4 4 22.0 31 10 11 6 54% .329 12.7 4.1 2.5 4.5 1.86 7.77 -2.3 -0.2
2002 DEL A 0 1 0 1 1 5.0 4 1 4 0 0% .267 7.2 1.8 0.0 7.2 1.00 1.80 0.0 0.0
2002 BOW AA 0 0 0 1 1 6.0 5 2 3 1 0% .222 7.5 3.0 1.5 4.5 1.17 1.50 0.0 0.0
2002 FRD A+ 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 5 2 5 0 0% .263 6.4 2.6 0.0 6.4 1.00 2.57 0.0 0.0
2002 ABE A- 1 1 0 2 2 11.7 16 0 10 1 0% .375 12.3 0.0 0.8 7.7 1.37 3.08 0.0 0.0
2003 BAL MLB 7 8 1 28 22 160.7 150 58 100 25 40% .256 8.4 3.2 1.4 5.6 1.29 4.09 9.1 0.9
2004 TOR MLB 2 9 0 18 16 80.3 90 42 33 16 39% .266 10.1 4.7 1.8 3.7 1.64 6.95 -4.4 -0.5

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2002-03-30 2002-09-08 60-DL 162 140 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2001-08-09
2001-05-17 2001-10-06 60-DL 142 121 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2001-08-09
1992-08-19 1992-10-25 15-DL 67 43 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 TOR $2,200,000
2003 BAL $1,200,000
2002 BAL $4,246,877
2001 BAL $4,500,000
2000 SLN $6,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$18,146,877
5 yrTotal$18,146,877

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
12 y 24 dBob LaMonte1 yr/$2.2M (04)

Details
  • retired 7/04 signed as a free agent from TOR 11/03
  • 03 bonuses to $4M
  • re-signed 10/02
  • 1 year/$1.5M (03)+$4M 04 club option $0.3M buyout
  • BAL pd $0.6M buyout 10/02
  • 2 year/$9.6M (01-02:$4.5M/year) 03:$_M club option $0.6M buyout
  • up to $6M/year in bonuses

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 You worry about Halladay because of Hentgen's career path. He was never the same after throwing 530 innings in 1996 and 1997, winning the AL Cy Young Award in the first of those seasons. Hentgen never had Halladay's command, however, and worked a lot harder in those years than Doc did in 2002-03. After showing up with nothing and getting battered for three months, Hentgen retired in July. He walks away with the Cy Young, two World Series rings and a small place in the game's history.
2003 Hentgen allegedly recovered from Tommy John surgery ahead of schedule, and he certainly did a number on the minor leaguers he faced during his rehab outings. Major league hitters handed him his head. Nevertheless, the Orioles saw enough to re-sign him, in one of Syd Thrift’s last significant acts. His contract had a $6 million option for 2003; at least they bought that out and negotiated a deal for something less. Still, it’s hard to imagine that he’s going to be of much use to anybody in 2003.
2002 Initially, Hentgen was told he had elbow tendinitis." When it didn't get better, he was told it was a "sprained elbow." While he was rehabbing that, he blew out the elbow completely and had to have Tommy John surgery in August. He'll spend this year (his second on a two-year deal) taking Scott Erickson's place in the "Pay for No Play" club, an Orioles specialty.
2001 He's another Cardinals' horse. Pat Hentgen's stuff has decayed badly due to very heavy workloads throughout his career, but he deserves a lot of credit. He continues to work inside despite the decline, and yes, he often pays for it. Still, Hentgen takes the ball every bloody time and gives his team a good chance to win games. He helps the bullpen get some rest and works hard to stay healthy. There's a lot of mileage on that arm; the chances of him surviving a long-term contract without a major physical breakdown are slim. The Orioles gave him a two-year deal.
2000 He’s a league-average innings-muncher at this point, which has value. Traded to the Cardinals, a team that has desperately needed starters to give them innings. Rotoheads: Hentgen’s a great bet for big wins in 2000 if you can live with the ERA and ratio.
1999 We can go after Johnson, but most of the damage was undoubtedly done by Cito in the course of the epic 183 consecutive starts streak. He had only two quality starts in his last twelve before finally agreeing that he needed rest. So far, the Jays don't think surgery will be necessary, but I'm not optimistic.
1998 No, that prediction’s not a typo. Hentgen’s better than even money to get hurt, having carried the heaviest workload of any pitcher in baseball the past two years. Should he stay healthy, he can be expected to decline a bit from 1996-97, but still be a good pitcher. Toronto’s chances are heavily dependent on a good year from him.
1997 Hurrah for the occasional smart choice from the media. Just to rehash, 22 out of 35 starts were quality starts, as opposed to Andy Pettitte’s 18 of 34. Hentgen led the league in ERA, shutouts, complete games and innings pitched. Andy Pettitte led the AL in wins, supported by a better offense in an easier park for pitchers. Why should there even be any debate?
1996  Not sure why he pitched so badly, but his control was noticeably worse and he gave up a ton of hits. The Jays defense is getting worse this year, so don't expect a miracle out of him. He's got a big contract, which I doubt he'll ever live up to.

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Spinning Yarn: The Glavine LineMike Fast2010-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessSeidnotes: A Streak of MyersEric Seidman2010-09-02
BP Unfiltered: Exact-Lee What the Rangers WantedJohn Perrotto2010-07-23
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: May 10 - May 16Geoff Young2010-05-14
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hawk, Rock, and a Couple of ShocksJay Jaffe2010-01-07
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for PitchersJay Jaffe2010-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Virtual Hall-Worthy SelectionsJoe Sheehan2009-12-30
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This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Swinging Role ReversalsEric Seidman2009-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Thanksgiving Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-11-29
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This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Don't Look at Us NowJohn Perrotto2008-09-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Jay BruceChristina Kahrl2008-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: To Leave These Lolling Stats, to Get You VORPsideJim Baker2006-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: The Best and Worst of Mets and Cardinals Postseason PitchingJim Baker2006-10-14
Prospectus Notebook: Yankees, PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2006-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Meetings Wrap-Up, NLJoe Sheehan2005-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessCall it a Comeback: Best Rebound Seasons, Part 2Ben Murphy2005-11-07
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysDavid Kirsch2005-05-06
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2004-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: One Week at a Time, AL EditionSteven Goldman2004-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 19-25Christina Kahrl2004-07-27
Team Health Reports: Toronto Blue JaysWill Carroll2004-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IVBaseball Prospectus2004-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 13-November 19Christina Kahrl2003-11-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2003-07-30
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2003-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 10-15Christina Kahrl2003-06-19
Analyze This: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2003-06-18
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2003-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsWill Carroll2003-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsLee Sinins2003-04-16
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Transaction Analysis: February 10-18, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Team Health Report: Baltimore OriolesWill Carroll2003-02-17
Transaction Analysis: The EastsChristina Kahrl2003-01-25
Transaction Analysis: September 28-November 10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-11-15
Transaction Analysis: September 4-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-12
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
6-4-3: Road MapGary Huckabay2002-03-29
Field General or Backstop?: Evaluating the catcher's influence on pitcher performanceKeith Woolner2000-01-10
1997 Internet Baseball Awardsâ„¢ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10
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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'd call this good news for Bert. I was worried he'd stagnate around 62%. do you have the % of the vote for Edgar, Raines and Barry? They don't have it on espn.com. Thanks.
(collins from greenville nc)
539 ballots, five blanks, Andre Dawson 420 (77.9%), Bert Blyleven 400 (74.2%), Roberto Alomar 397 (73.7%), Jack Morris 282 (52.3%), Barry Larkin 278 (51.6%), Lee Smith 255 (47.3%), Edgar Martinez 195 (36.2%), Tim Raines 164 (30.4%), Mark McGwire 128 (23.7%), Alan Trammell 121 (22.4%), Fred McGriff 116 (21.5%), Don Mattingly 87 (16.1%), Dave Parker 82 (15.2%), Dale Murphy 63 (11.7%), Harold Baines 33 (6.1%), Andres Galarraga 22 (4.1%), Robin Ventura 7 (1.3%), Ellis Burks 2 (0.4%), Eric Karros 2 (0.4%), Kevin Appier 1 (0.2%), Pat Hentgen 1 (0.2%), David Segui 1 (0.2%), Mike Jackson 0, Ray Lankford 0, Shane Reynolds 0, Todd Zeile 0.

Segui gets his vote. Baines remains on life support thanks to the persistence of a stubborn few. Karros receives more votes than he had All-Star appearances. (Jay Jaffe)


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