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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
15 936.7 42 58 4 622 4.77 2.5
Birth Date8-7-1967
Height6' 3"
Weight180 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1989 PHI MLB 4 4 18.3 19 19 7 2 .265 98 9.3 9.3 1.0 3.4 59% .270 .336 2.07 6.42 5.89 135 7.64 -0.6
1990 PHI MLB 11 11 57.3 47 43 41 1 .256 97 7.4 6.8 0.2 6.4 52% .274 .247 1.57 3.96 3.30 122 4.12 0.7
1991 PHI MLB 12 12 61.0 54 41 42 4 .255 98 8.0 6.0 0.6 6.2 56% .275 .265 1.56 4.43 4.87 112 4.85 0.3
1993 CLE MLB 10 6 42.3 52 20 27 3 .263 102 11.1 4.3 0.6 5.7 54% .343 .266 1.70 4.14 5.31 105 5.09 0.2
1994 CLE MLB 14 13 82.7 91 34 59 7 .269 102 9.9 3.7 0.8 6.4 50% .321 .264 1.51 4.32 4.57 97 4.44 1.3
1995 CLE MLB 15 2 34.0 37 32 25 4 .263 99 9.8 8.5 1.1 6.6 50% .324 .310 2.03 6.20 6.09 128 8.03 -0.9
1996 CAL MLB 35 20 130.3 150 74 82 14 .268 98 10.4 5.1 1.0 5.7 57% .311 .290 1.72 5.39 6.84 113 6.09 -0.1
1999 NYA MLB 55 0 75.0 66 40 49 7 .263 97 7.9 4.8 0.8 5.9 59% .250 .248 1.41 4.87 3.60 109 4.47 0.9
2000 NYA MLB 63 4 96.3 100 42 53 10 .262 92 9.3 3.9 0.9 5.0 61% .283 .263 1.47 4.94 5.04 110 4.53 1.3
2001 KCA MLB 73 0 80.3 71 28 61 8 .264 104 8.0 3.1 0.9 6.8 74% .276 .231 1.23 3.99 3.02 90 3.86 1.4
2002 KCA MLB 70 0 71.3 64 37 59 4 .262 108 8.1 4.7 0.5 7.4 70% .287 .236 1.42 3.73 3.91 87 3.43 1.5
2003 KCA MLB 76 0 75.0 88 36 58 6 .262 103 10.6 4.3 0.7 7.0 65% .340 .282 1.65 4.23 5.16 93 5.33 0.1
2004 BAL 0 41 0 36.3 37 20 21 3 .262 105 9.2 5.0 0.7 5.2 69% .281 .260 1.57 4.89 4.21 0 0.00 0.0
2004 KCA 0 32 0 26.7 24 15 18 1 .259 103 8.1 5.1 0.3 6.1 75% .277 .240 1.46 4.09 3.38 0 0.00 0.0
2005 BAL MLB 22 0 22.0 24 9 10 5 .270 101 9.8 3.7 2.0 4.1 62% .275 .283 1.50 6.32 5.73 110 6.24 -0.2
2006 ARI MLB 19 0 27.7 30 8 10 4 .263 99 9.8 2.6 1.3 3.3 54% .271 .247 1.37 5.13 4.88 114 4.68 0.3
2004 TOT MLB 73 0 63.0 61 35 39 4 .261 104 8.7 5.0 0.6 5.6 72% .279 .252 1.52 4.55 3.86 108 4.79 0.6
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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
1985 BND A- 6 1 11.3 12 25 10 0 .000 9.6 19.9 0.0 8.0 0% .000 .000 3.27 8.38 13.54
1986 UTI A- 14 14 64.7 63 77 46 3 .000 8.8 10.7 0.4 6.4 0% .000 .000 2.16 5.73 6.40
1987 SPA A 23 9 88.3 59 54 98 4 .000 6.0 5.5 0.4 10.0 0% .000 .000 1.28 3.35 3.16
1988 CLR A+ 16 15 101.3 80 37 90 2 .000 7.1 3.3 0.2 8.0 0% .000 .000 1.15 2.42 3.73
1988 REA AA 5 4 21.3 20 13 14 1 .000 8.5 5.5 0.4 5.9 0% .000 .000 1.55 3.84 7.18
1989 PHI MLB 4 4 18.3 19 19 7 2 .265 98 9.3 9.3 1.0 3.4 59% .270 .336 2.07 6.42 5.89
1989 REA AA 26 26 172.0 121 109 134 13 .000 6.3 5.7 0.7 7.0 0% .000 .000 1.34 4.10 2.98
1990 PHI MLB 11 11 57.3 47 43 41 1 .256 97 7.4 6.8 0.2 6.4 52% .274 .247 1.57 3.96 3.30
1990 SWB AAA 22 22 128.3 111 78 99 7 .000 7.8 5.5 0.5 6.9 0% .000 .000 1.47 3.91 3.93
1991 PHI MLB 12 12 61.0 54 41 42 4 .255 98 8.0 6.0 0.6 6.2 56% .275 .265 1.56 4.43 4.87
1991 SWB AAA 9 9 51.7 48 37 43 3 .000 8.4 6.4 0.5 7.5 0% .000 .000 1.64 4.34 4.35
1992 TUC AAA 26 20 124.7 152 55 90 4 .000 11.0 4.0 0.3 6.5 0% .000 .000 1.66 3.80 5.05
1993 CLE MLB 10 6 42.3 52 20 27 3 .263 102 11.1 4.3 0.6 5.7 54% .343 .266 1.70 4.14 5.31
1993 CHR AAA 28 19 135.3 138 49 102 10 .000 9.2 3.3 0.7 6.8 0% .000 .000 1.38 3.73 3.39
1994 CLE MLB 14 13 82.7 91 34 59 7 .269 102 9.9 3.7 0.8 6.4 50% .321 .264 1.51 4.32 4.57
1994 CHR AAA 10 10 71.0 58 17 60 10 .000 7.4 2.2 1.3 7.6 0% .000 .000 1.06 3.92 3.42
1995 CLE MLB 15 2 34.0 37 32 25 4 .263 99 9.8 8.5 1.1 6.6 50% .324 .310 2.03 6.20 6.09
1995 BUF AAA 10 10 68.0 61 10 40 4 .000 8.1 1.3 0.5 5.3 0% .000 .000 1.04 3.20 2.91
1996 CAL MLB 35 20 130.3 150 74 82 14 .268 98 10.4 5.1 1.0 5.7 57% .311 .290 1.72 5.39 6.84
1996 VAN AAA 2 2 15.0 8 3 11 0 .000 4.8 1.8 0.0 6.6 0% .000 .000 0.73 2.79 1.20
1997 OMA AAA 7 6 31.0 36 29 22 3 .000 10.5 8.4 0.9 6.4 0% .333 .000 2.10 5.89 6.68
1997 TUC AAA 36 10 85.3 96 43 65 6 .000 10.1 4.5 0.6 6.9 0% .323 .000 1.63 4.91 5.70
1998 BUF AAA 52 0 88.7 76 57 68 10 .000 7.7 5.8 1.0 6.9 0% .000 .000 1.50 5.24 3.75
1999 NYA MLB 55 0 75.0 66 40 49 7 .263 97 7.9 4.8 0.8 5.9 59% .250 .248 1.41 4.87 3.60
2000 NYA MLB 63 4 96.3 100 42 53 10 .262 92 9.3 3.9 0.9 5.0 61% .283 .263 1.47 4.94 5.04
2001 KCA MLB 73 0 80.3 71 28 61 8 .264 104 8.0 3.1 0.9 6.8 74% .276 .231 1.23 3.99 3.02
2002 KCA MLB 70 0 71.3 64 37 59 4 .262 108 8.1 4.7 0.5 7.4 70% .287 .236 1.42 3.73 3.91
2002 WIC AA 1 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 .000 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0% .250 .000 2.00 6.07 9.00
2003 KCA MLB 76 0 75.0 88 36 58 6 .262 103 10.6 4.3 0.7 7.0 65% .340 .282 1.65 4.23 5.16
2004 BAL MLB 41 0 36.3 37 20 21 3 .262 105 9.2 5.0 0.7 5.2 69% .281 .260 1.57 4.89 4.21
2004 KCA MLB 32 0 26.7 24 15 18 1 .259 103 8.1 5.1 0.3 6.1 75% .277 .240 1.46 4.09 3.38
2005 BAL MLB 22 0 22.0 24 9 10 5 .270 101 9.8 3.7 2.0 4.1 62% .275 .283 1.50 6.32 5.73
2005 BOW AA 8 2 8.0 4 4 4 0 .275 87 4.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 83% .167 .163 1.00 3.66 1.12
2006 ARI MLB 19 0 27.7 30 8 10 4 .263 99 9.8 2.6 1.3 3.3 54% .271 .247 1.37 5.13 4.88

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
2005-08-18 2005-09-02 15-DL 15 13 Left Ankle Strain Achilles Tendon -
2005-04-04 2005-07-14 60-DL 101 87 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2004-10-13
2004-10-13 2004-10-13 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2004-10-13
2002-06-04 2002-06-22 15-DL 18 16 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
1991-06-06 1991-08-21 15-DL 76 67 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1988-04-05 1988-05-01 Minors 26 0 Right Elbow Inflammation Date Is Estimated - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 ARI $825,000
2005 BAL $2,000,000
2004 KCA, BAL $1,000,000
2003 KCA $2,000,000
2002 KCA $1,900,000
2001 KCA $750,000
2000 NYA $750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$9,225,000
7 yrTotal$9,225,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 149 dJoe Bick1 yr/$0.825M (06)

Details
  • released 6/06 signed as a free agent from BAL 12/05, 1 year/$0.825M (06)
  • acquired in trade from KC 6/04 (rec`d $0.4M buyout of no-trade protection, signed 1 year/$2M extension for 05)
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/03, 1 year/$1M (04)+$0.35M bonuses
  • 2 year/$3.9M (02-03), 02:$1.9M, 03:$2M
  • signed minor-league contract after 00 (surgery in 00)

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