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Sterling Hitchcock PYankees

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
13 1285.7 74 76 3 997 4.80 11.5
Birth Date4-29-1971
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1992 NYA 21 3 3 13.0 13.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 1 0 68 23 12 12 2 34 6 6 1 6 8.31 5.48 6.11 0.2 0.0
1993 NYA 22 6 6 31.0 31.0 0.0 1 2 0 0 1 0 135 32 18 16 4 51 14 13 1 26 4.65 4.45 5.14 2.4 0.2
1994 NYA 23 23 5 49.3 30.7 18.7 4 1 2 2 3 0 218 48 24 23 3 65 29 28 0 37 4.20 4.25 4.52 8.5 0.8
1995 NYA 24 27 27 168.3 168.3 0.0 11 10 0 0 15 0 719 155 91 88 22 254 68 67 5 121 4.70 4.70 5.51 15.8 1.5
1996 SEA 25 35 35 196.7 196.7 0.0 13 9 0 0 14 3 885 245 131 117 27 378 73 69 7 132 5.35 4.91 5.25 31.5 3.0
1997 SDN 26 32 28 161.0 159.0 2.0 10 11 0 0 12 2 693 172 102 93 24 296 55 53 4 106 5.20 4.79 5.40 7.7 0.6
1998 SDN 27 39 27 176.3 166.3 10.0 9 7 1 2 16 0 743 169 83 77 29 290 48 46 9 158 3.93 4.38 4.69 12.2 0.9
1999 SDN 28 33 33 205.7 205.7 0.0 12 14 0 0 18 1 892 202 99 94 29 338 76 70 5 194 4.11 4.20 4.66 22.3 1.9
2000 SDN 29 11 11 65.7 65.7 0.0 1 6 0 0 4 1 292 69 38 36 12 121 26 25 5 61 4.93 4.99 5.13 3.8 0.3
2001 NYA 30 10 9 51.3 49.7 1.7 4 4 0 0 4 0 238 67 37 37 5 100 18 18 2 28 6.49 4.44 4.86 5.0 0.5
2001 SDN 30 3 3 19.0 19.0 0.0 2 1 0 0 2 0 85 22 9 7 1 32 3 3 1 15 3.32 2.74 2.75 6.4 0.6
2002 NYA 31 20 2 39.3 8.3 31.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 193 57 29 24 4 80 15 12 1 31 5.49 4.03 3.96 7.9 0.8
2003 NYA 32 27 1 49.7 6.0 43.7 1 3 0 0 1 0 221 57 33 30 6 87 18 15 0 36 5.44 4.30 4.76 5.0 0.5
2003 SLN 32 8 6 38.0 32.0 6.0 5 1 0 0 2 0 162 34 17 16 8 62 14 13 1 32 3.79 5.21 5.18 2.1 0.1
2004 SDN 33 4 4 21.3 21.3 0.0 0 3 0 0 1 1 91 22 15 15 5 44 8 8 0 14 6.33 5.81 5.75 -3.5 -0.4
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Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1992 NYA MLB 3 3 13.0 6.11 62 .377 .258 .325 .393 .267 .396 102 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
1993 NYA MLB 6 6 31.0 5.14 92 .273 .272 .343 .418 .267 .311 100 2.4 0.2 2.4 0.2
1994 NYA MLB 23 5 49.3 4.52 115 .264 .277 .346 .445 .270 .302 101 8.5 0.8 8.5 0.8
1995 NYA MLB 27 27 168.3 5.51 95 .251 .266 .338 .424 .264 .264 103 15.8 1.5 15.8 1.5
1996 SEA MLB 35 35 196.7 5.25 105 .286 .278 .347 .442 .269 .337 102 31.5 3.0 31.5 3.0
1997 SDN MLB 32 28 161.0 5.40 83 .273 .259 .323 .405 .253 .294 99 6.6 0.6 7.7 0.6
1998 SDN MLB 39 27 176.3 4.69 89 .251 .261 .325 .408 .253 .281 92 11.7 1.2 12.2 0.9
1999 SDN MLB 33 33 205.7 4.66 101 .258 .265 .336 .431 .258 .294 95 24.0 2.3 22.3 1.9
2000 SDN MLB 11 11 65.7 5.13 94 .280 .261 .330 .420 .256 .303 95 6.9 0.6 3.8 0.3
2001 NYA MLB 10 9 51.3 4.86 97 .293 .270 .335 .431 .263 .335 96 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2001 SDN MLB 3 3 19.0 2.75 140 .261 .254 .316 .427 .244 .323 97 6.6 0.6 6.4 0.6
2002 NYA MLB 20 2 39.3 3.96 117 .310 .264 .330 .419 .261 .373 98 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8
2003 NYA MLB 27 1 49.7 4.76 102 .274 .271 .333 .427 .264 .317 98 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2003 SLN MLB 8 6 38.0 5.18 90 .262 .250 .312 .404 .246 .243 101 2.3 0.2 2.1 0.1
2004 SDN MLB 4 4 21.3 5.75 59 .292 .270 .334 .440 .272 .266 87 -2.0 -0.2 -3.5 -0.4

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
1992 NYA MLB 0 2 0 3 3 13.0 23 6 6 2 35% .396 15.9 4.2 1.4 4.2 2.23 8.31 0.2 0.0
1993 NYA MLB 1 2 0 6 6 31.0 32 14 26 4 36% .311 9.3 4.1 1.2 7.5 1.48 4.65 2.4 0.2
1994 NYA MLB 4 1 2 23 5 49.3 48 29 37 3 44% .302 8.8 5.3 0.5 6.8 1.56 4.20 8.5 0.8
1995 NYA MLB 11 10 0 27 27 168.3 155 68 121 22 40% .264 8.3 3.6 1.2 6.5 1.32 4.70 15.8 1.5
1996 SEA MLB 13 9 0 35 35 196.7 245 73 132 27 42% .337 11.2 3.3 1.2 6.0 1.62 5.35 31.5 3.0
1997 SDN MLB 10 11 0 32 28 161.0 172 55 106 24 45% .294 9.6 3.1 1.3 5.9 1.41 5.20 7.7 0.6
1998 SDN MLB 9 7 1 39 27 176.3 169 48 158 29 46% .281 8.6 2.4 1.5 8.1 1.23 3.93 12.2 0.9
1999 SDN MLB 12 14 0 33 33 205.7 202 76 194 29 38% .294 8.8 3.3 1.3 8.5 1.35 4.11 22.3 1.9
2000 SDN MLB 1 6 0 11 11 65.7 69 26 61 12 53% .303 9.5 3.6 1.6 8.4 1.45 4.93 3.8 0.3
2001 NYA MLB 4 4 0 10 9 51.3 67 18 28 5 44% .335 11.7 3.2 0.9 4.9 1.66 6.49 5.0 0.5
2001 SDN MLB 2 1 0 3 3 19.0 22 3 15 1 50% .323 10.4 1.4 0.5 7.1 1.32 3.32 6.4 0.6
2002 NYA MLB 1 2 0 20 2 39.3 57 15 31 4 37% .373 13.0 3.4 0.9 7.1 1.83 5.49 7.9 0.8
2003 NYA MLB 1 3 0 27 1 49.7 57 18 36 6 40% .317 10.3 3.3 1.1 6.5 1.51 5.44 5.0 0.5
2003 SLN MLB 5 1 0 8 6 38.0 34 14 32 8 40% .243 8.1 3.3 1.9 7.6 1.26 3.79 2.1 0.1
2004 SDN MLB 0 3 0 4 4 21.3 22 8 14 5 46% .266 9.3 3.4 2.1 5.9 1.41 6.33 -3.5 -0.4

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
2004-08-23 2004-09-04 15-DL 12 11 Left Elbow Strain Retired In September -
2004-04-15 2004-08-04 60-DL 111 98 Trunk Stress Fracture Rib Cage -
2002-06-28 2002-07-28 15-DL 30 24 Low Back Strain -
2002-03-31 2002-05-08 15-DL 38 33 Low Back Strain -
2001-04-02 2001-07-04 60-DL 93 83 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery and Bone Chip 2000-06-06 -
2000-05-27 2000-10-02 60-DL 128 115 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery and Bone Chip 2000-06-06 -
1997-06-06 1997-07-03 15-DL 27 26 Left Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 SDN $800,000
2003 NYA, SLN $6,000,000
2002 NYA $4,936,719
2001 SDN, NYA $6,000,000
2000 SDN $6,100,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$23,836,719
5 yrTotal$23,836,719

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 43 dTommy Tanzer1 yr/$0.8M (04)+$0.7M incts

Details
  • retired 9/04 signed as a free agent from STL 12/03
  • club declined $7M 04 option 10/03 (pd $1M buyout) acquired in trade from NYY 8/03
  • 2 year/$12M (02-03)+04 club option
  • 02:$5M, 03:$6M, 04:up to $9M option $1M buyout, acquired in trade from SD 7/01 3 year/$15.5M (99-01)

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