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Portrait of Todd Van Poppel

Todd Van Poppel PAthletics

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 907 40 52 4 711 5.58 3.4
Birth Date12-9-1971
Height6' 5"
Weight210 lbs
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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.
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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
1991 OAK MLB 1 1 4.7 7 2 6 1 .284 92 13.5 3.9 1.9 11.6 23% .500 .391 1.93 4.41 9.64 92 11.01 -0.3
1993 OAK MLB 16 16 84.0 76 62 47 10 .262 97 8.1 6.6 1.1 5.0 31% .255 .281 1.64 5.72 5.04 131 5.12 0.5
1994 OAK MLB 23 23 116.7 108 89 83 20 .269 94 8.3 6.9 1.5 6.4 36% .261 .290 1.69 6.37 6.09 130 5.99 -0.1
1995 OAK MLB 36 14 138.3 125 56 122 16 .267 96 8.1 3.6 1.0 7.9 36% .284 .253 1.31 4.18 4.88 87 4.69 1.5
1996 DET 0 9 9 36.3 53 29 16 11 .274 98 13.1 7.2 2.7 4.0 37% .316 .361 2.26 8.78 11.39 0 0.00 0.0
1996 OAK 0 28 6 63.0 86 33 37 13 .268 100 12.3 4.7 1.9 5.3 40% .338 .323 1.89 6.42 7.71 0 0.00 0.0
1998 PIT 0 18 7 47.0 53 18 32 4 .253 105 10.1 3.4 0.8 6.1 34% .318 .267 1.51 3.96 5.36 0 0.00 0.0
1998 TEX 0 4 4 19.3 26 10 10 5 .257 102 12.1 4.7 2.3 4.7 31% .304 .320 1.86 7.26 8.84 0 0.00 0.0
2000 CHN MLB 51 2 86.3 80 48 77 10 .261 99 8.3 5.0 1.0 8.0 44% .290 .249 1.48 4.52 3.75 101 4.54 1.2
2001 CHN MLB 59 0 75.0 63 38 90 9 .253 98 7.6 4.6 1.1 10.8 47% .289 .238 1.35 3.69 2.52 85 4.19 1.0
2002 TEX MLB 50 0 72.7 80 29 85 14 .265 110 9.9 3.6 1.7 10.5 41% .340 .280 1.50 4.55 5.45 76 4.89 0.4
2003 CIN 0 9 4 35.7 31 6 25 7 .264 101 7.8 1.5 1.8 6.3 38% .229 .226 1.04 4.71 4.54 0 0.00 0.0
2003 TEX 0 7 1 12.7 20 9 9 1 .261 108 14.2 6.4 0.7 6.4 45% .396 .329 2.29 4.83 8.53 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CIN MLB 48 11 115.3 136 32 72 22 .259 96 10.6 2.5 1.7 5.6 36% .306 .296 1.46 5.10 6.09 109 5.97 -0.4
1996 TOT MLB 37 15 99.3 139 62 53 24 .270 99 12.6 5.6 2.2 4.8 39% .330 .338 2.02 7.29 9.06 128 7.90 -2.1
1998 TOT MLB 22 11 66.3 79 28 42 9 .254 104 10.7 3.8 1.2 5.7 33% .314 .284 1.61 4.92 6.38 111 5.94 -0.1
2003 TOT MLB 16 5 48.3 51 15 34 8 .263 103 9.5 2.8 1.5 6.3 40% .281 .259 1.37 4.74 5.59 100 4.43 0.6
CareerMLB35998907.0944461711143.263999.44.61.47.137%.295.2801.555.175.581075.522.2

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.
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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
1991 OAK MLB 1 1 4.7 7 2 6 1 .284 92 13.5 3.9 1.9 11.6 23% .500 .391 1.93 4.41 9.64
1993 OAK MLB 16 16 84.0 76 62 47 10 .262 97 8.1 6.6 1.1 5.0 31% .255 .281 1.64 5.72 5.04
1994 OAK MLB 23 23 116.7 108 89 83 20 .269 94 8.3 6.9 1.5 6.4 36% .261 .290 1.69 6.37 6.09
1995 OAK MLB 36 14 138.3 125 56 122 16 .267 96 8.1 3.6 1.0 7.9 36% .284 .253 1.31 4.18 4.88
1996 DET MLB 9 9 36.3 53 29 16 11 .274 98 13.1 7.2 2.7 4.0 37% .316 .361 2.26 8.78 11.39
1996 OAK MLB 28 6 63.0 86 33 37 13 .268 100 12.3 4.7 1.9 5.3 40% .338 .323 1.89 6.42 7.71
1998 PIT MLB 18 7 47.0 53 18 32 4 .253 105 10.1 3.4 0.8 6.1 34% .318 .267 1.51 3.96 5.36
1998 TEX MLB 4 4 19.3 26 10 10 5 .257 102 12.1 4.7 2.3 4.7 31% .304 .320 1.86 7.26 8.84
2000 CHN MLB 51 2 86.3 80 48 77 10 .261 99 8.3 5.0 1.0 8.0 44% .290 .249 1.48 4.52 3.75
2001 CHN MLB 59 0 75.0 63 38 90 9 .253 98 7.6 4.6 1.1 10.8 47% .289 .238 1.35 3.69 2.52
2002 TEX MLB 50 0 72.7 80 29 85 14 .265 110 9.9 3.6 1.7 10.5 41% .340 .280 1.50 4.55 5.45
2003 CIN MLB 9 4 35.7 31 6 25 7 .264 101 7.8 1.5 1.8 6.3 38% .229 .226 1.04 4.71 4.54
2003 TEX MLB 7 1 12.7 20 9 9 1 .261 108 14.2 6.4 0.7 6.4 45% .396 .329 2.29 4.83 8.53
2004 CIN MLB 48 11 115.3 136 32 72 22 .259 96 10.6 2.5 1.7 5.6 36% .306 .296 1.46 5.10 6.09

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
2003-03-29 2003-05-03 15-DL 35 29 Right Groin Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 CIN $300,000
2003 TEX $2,500,000
2002 TEX $2,000,000
2001 CHN $850,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$5,650,000
4 yrTotal$5,650,000

 

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BP Articles

Todd Van Poppel is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: King Felix ArrivesJonah Keri2014-08-26
Pebble Hunting: The Increasingly Optimistic Outlook for Pitching ProspectsSam Miller2012-09-28
Painting the Black: Chipper, Loyalty and the Two-Way StreetR.J. Anderson2012-09-05
The BP Wayback Machine: Improvement RatioRany Jazayerli2012-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL West 2012 Season PreviewGeoff Young2012-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL West 2012 Season PreviewJay Jaffe2012-03-05
The BP Wayback Machine: PECOTA Takes on Pitching Prospects and Left-Handed PitchersNate Silver2011-12-15
The BP Broadside: The Most Disappointing Prospects of All Time, Part 4Steven Goldman2011-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL West: ScattershootingJoey Matschulat2011-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Disasterpiece TheaterJay Jaffe2010-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Kind of a Big DealJeff Euston2010-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: International Timeline Jeff Euston2010-06-28
Future Shock: Boras vs. Baseball—A PrimerKevin Goldstein2008-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Lost Generation?Nate Silver2008-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Royals and PhilliesRany Jazayerli2008-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: How the D'backs Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2007-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Rookies and CyclesNate Silver2007-08-23
Prospectus Toolbox: Value Over Replacement PlayerDerek Jacques2007-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Pitching Prospects and Left-Handed PitchersNate Silver2007-04-12
Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 26Jay Jaffe2006-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part TenRany Jazayerli2006-05-11
This article requires BP Premium access2006--Setting the Stage: King Felix's 2006 JournalJonah Keri2006-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 29-October 7Christina Kahrl2005-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessFrom The Mailbag: No Power, FRAA, AgeGate, and Ballooning ERAsBaseball Prospectus2005-09-26
Prospectus Game of the Week: King Felix ArrivesJonah Keri2005-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part FourRany Jazayerli2005-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 14-19, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 30-31Christina Kahrl2004-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: National League, First-Half EditionSteven Goldman2004-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Cascading AlongWill Carroll2004-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Teams is Not Your Ex-Girlfriend EditionSteven Goldman2004-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Addition by SubtractionJoe Sheehan2004-05-11
Prospectus Roundtable: The Rodriguez-for-Soriano DealBaseball Prospectus2004-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-11
6-4-3: Hart to HartGary Huckabay2003-12-19
Marginal Dollars Per Win, 2003: The Best vs. Worst SpendersDoug Pappas2003-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 25-September 21Christina Kahrl2003-09-25
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2003-09-02
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, Part IISteven Goldman2003-08-21
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2003-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 7-20Christina Kahrl2003-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 3-8, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 1-7, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-09
Minor League Q&A: Bill GaytonCraig Elsten2003-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 20-24, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: AL West PreviewJoe Sheehan2003-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, The WestsChristina Kahrl2003-02-05
Transaction Analysis: September 4-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-12
Transaction Analysis: June 4-5, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: How Sure is a "Can't Miss" Pitching Prospect?Paul Covert2002-05-09
Transaction Analysis: April 18-20, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-22
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Doctoring the Numbers: Improvement RatioRany Jazayerli2002-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: The Daily Prospectus: A Great Race?Joe Sheehan2002-02-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did you see this article today http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/page/120507tripleplay/jamie-moyer-vs-chipper-jones-best-division-race-baseball-mlb? Who do you think would win a fight: Chipper or Moyer?
(Marcus Higgins from Outerspace)
Has to be Chipper. When the Braves were deciding between Jones and Todd Van Poppel, Jones punched a kid who yakked at his pitcher. Jones broke his hand, but supposedly won over Bobby Cox's heart at that moment. I think Van Poppel's asking price helped spark that romance, too. (R.J. Anderson)
2010-06-07 18:30:00 (link to chat)Todd Van Poppel was one player who tried to manipulate his way away from a team, saying he just wouldn't sign with the Braves. The Braves took Chipper Jones instead and have sent Van Poppel a bouquet of flowers every day since then. Pete Incaviglia made all kinds of demands of the Expos so he wouldn't have to sign there. They traded him, provoking a rules change.
(Steven Goldman from Langley, New Jersey)
Andrew Miller also tried, and the Tigers called his bluff. I'm ticked as Gary Brown to the Giants makes great sense, and I love this pick. 3.9 to first from the right side? SOLD. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Too bad Alex Gordon is the biggest bust in the history of the universe, eh?
(NHZ from Royals Review)
I thought that was Todd Van Poppel, but maybe that's my bitterness showing. (Christina Kahrl)


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