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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
21 2108 138 126 158 1928 3.96 29.8
Birth Date11-18-1967
Height5' 9"
Weight160 lbs
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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
1988 KCA 20 5 2 15.7 10.3 5.3 0 2 0 0 1 0 67 16 9 9 1 22 7 7 0 18 5.17 2.69 3.50 2.8 0.3
1989 KCA 21 49 16 163.0 97.0 66.0 17 9 1 6 11 2 677 122 67 66 10 178 86 82 1 153 3.64 3.37 4.33 14.1 1.5
1990 KCA 22 32 32 195.3 195.3 0.0 12 11 0 0 18 2 858 192 99 81 17 288 99 98 3 175 3.73 3.71 4.14 24.8 2.7
1991 KCA 23 45 14 158.0 88.7 69.3 9 14 1 3 9 0 684 129 76 68 16 209 87 81 4 167 3.87 3.84 4.23 20.3 2.2
1992 KCA 24 40 11 117.7 50.3 67.3 6 10 0 3 3 1 516 116 67 60 9 170 55 51 4 98 4.59 3.62 4.25 12.6 1.4
1993 KCA 25 48 14 155.7 93.7 62.0 12 6 1 6 9 1 651 125 65 62 11 191 77 72 1 143 3.58 3.59 4.47 18.2 1.8
1994 KCA 26 24 24 155.3 155.3 0.0 11 7 0 0 14 0 675 136 79 75 15 213 87 84 3 126 4.35 4.57 5.39 14.6 1.4
1995 KCA 27 31 31 189.0 189.0 0.0 12 12 0 0 15 2 843 204 110 93 12 272 89 85 4 119 4.43 4.18 5.09 17.3 1.7
1996 BOS 28 34 34 215.7 215.7 0.0 12 9 0 0 15 4 998 249 143 134 28 399 105 100 4 171 5.59 4.87 5.39 30.4 2.9
1997 BOS 29 42 25 182.7 165.3 17.3 6 10 11 2 14 3 774 155 85 76 10 219 78 77 3 159 3.74 3.45 4.26 34.0 3.4
1998 BOS 30 73 0 79.3 0.0 79.3 7 4 46 1 0 0 317 55 24 24 2 71 25 24 0 78 2.72 2.53 3.09 21.5 2.1
1999 BOS 31 21 0 17.7 0.0 17.7 0 2 11 2 0 0 82 17 11 11 2 27 12 10 1 24 5.60 4.17 3.54 4.4 0.4
2001 CHN 33 47 0 45.3 0.0 45.3 1 2 27 4 0 0 187 32 18 17 4 52 16 15 1 67 3.38 2.32 3.23 11.2 1.1
2002 CHN 34 19 0 23.7 0.0 23.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 104 27 12 9 1 39 10 9 1 31 3.42 2.20 2.81 6.2 0.6
2002 HOU 34 15 0 19.0 0.0 19.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 77 15 7 7 2 25 6 4 0 17 3.32 3.40 4.41 1.6 0.2
2003 CHA 35 66 0 74.0 0.0 74.0 7 6 12 6 0 0 310 57 29 26 4 78 31 28 4 91 3.16 2.76 2.80 20.0 2.0
2004 NYA 36 80 0 89.7 0.0 89.7 9 4 4 6 0 0 342 56 23 22 5 89 23 18 1 96 2.21 2.54 2.99 27.6 2.8
2005 NYA 37 79 0 80.7 0.0 80.7 5 4 2 7 0 0 324 59 25 23 8 96 29 25 0 69 2.57 3.71 4.55 11.0 1.1
2006 PHI 38 59 0 59.3 0.0 59.3 3 4 34 5 0 0 253 53 23 22 9 90 22 18 1 68 3.34 3.95 5.30 3.3 0.3
2007 PHI 39 44 0 40.0 0.0 40.0 3 2 6 5 0 0 170 40 21 21 7 68 13 13 2 32 4.72 4.98 5.91 -0.7 -0.1
2008 PHI 40 34 0 29.7 0.0 29.7 5 4 2 2 0 0 139 31 19 17 3 53 17 16 0 26 5.16 4.39 5.12 0.9 0.1
2009 ARI 41 3 0 1.7 0.0 1.7 0 1 0 1 0 0 10 3 4 4 0 5 3 3 0 0 21.60 8.46 11.28 -1.1 -0.1
Career8902032108.01260.7847.3138126158591091590581889101692717628549779203819283.963.744.43295.229.8

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1986 OMA AAA 1 0 1.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 EUG A- 15 13 72.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 FTM A+ 3 3 13.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 KCA MLB 5 2 15.7 3.50 117 .265 .258 .323 .395 .269 .366 96 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
1988 WIS A 17 17 118.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 MEM AA 6 6 47.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 OMA AAA 3 3 20.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 KCA MLB 49 16 163.0 4.33 99 .232 .261 .326 .387 .266 .262 98 14.1 1.5 14.1 1.5
1990 KCA MLB 32 32 195.3 4.14 105 .266 .262 .328 .391 .263 .311 100 24.8 2.7 24.8 2.7
1991 KCA MLB 45 14 158.0 4.23 103 .259 .258 .326 .391 .264 .276 98 20.3 2.2 20.3 2.2
1992 KCA MLB 40 11 117.7 4.25 100 .272 .259 .328 .383 .266 .306 98 12.6 1.4 12.6 1.4
1993 KCA MLB 48 14 155.7 4.47 105 .235 .268 .337 .409 .264 .272 99 18.2 1.8 18.2 1.8
1994 KCA MLB 24 24 155.3 5.39 96 .248 .269 .338 .424 .262 .273 99 14.6 1.4 14.6 1.4
1995 KCA MLB 31 31 189.0 5.09 97 .264 .271 .342 .428 .266 .311 97 17.3 1.7 17.3 1.7
1996 BOS MLB 34 34 215.7 5.39 106 .276 .278 .350 .449 .271 .320 106 30.4 2.9 30.4 2.9
1997 BOS MLB 42 25 182.7 4.26 116 .226 .269 .339 .423 .264 .277 101 34.0 3.4 34.0 3.4
1998 BOS MLB 73 0 79.3 3.09 140 .185 .269 .335 .417 .262 .250 102 21.5 2.1 21.5 2.1
1999 BOS MLB 21 0 17.7 3.54 133 .252 .270 .346 .434 .264 .349 99 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2001 CHN MLB 47 0 45.3 3.23 129 .208 .266 .334 .434 .262 .283 96 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.1
2001 DAY A+ 2 2 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 IOW AAA 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHN MLB 19 0 23.7 2.81 136 .276 .263 .338 .417 .266 .426 98 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2002 HOU MLB 15 0 19.0 4.41 103 .226 .263 .338 .421 .264 .250 101 1.8 0.2 1.6 0.2
2002 DAY A+ 2 2 2.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 IOW AAA 2 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHA MLB 66 0 74.0 2.80 143 .223 .264 .327 .416 .260 .294 100 20.0 2.0 20.0 2.0
2004 NYA MLB 80 0 89.7 2.99 143 .181 .275 .343 .443 .265 .235 104 27.2 2.7 27.6 2.8
2005 NYA MLB 79 0 80.7 4.55 106 .221 .271 .333 .428 .265 .234 102 11.0 1.1 11.0 1.1
2006 PHI MLB 59 0 59.3 5.30 90 .241 .271 .341 .443 .270 .288 99 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2006 CLR A+ 2 2 4.1 2.18 157 .085 .265 .333 .419 .259 .143 107 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2007 PHI MLB 44 0 40.0 5.91 80 .258 .272 .338 .435 .264 .284 103 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2007 CLR A+ 2 2 2.7 4.43 109 .135 .261 .333 .386 .260 .125 102 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2007 PHL Rk 2 2 2.3 5.41 85 .372 .254 .321 .355 .254 .556 98 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2008 PHI MLB 34 0 29.7 5.12 88 .289 .270 .337 .414 .265 .301 98 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2008 CLR A+ 2 2 1.0 24.07 -287 .407 .301 .364 .504 .276 .000 108 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2009 ARI MLB 3 0 1.7 11.28 -42 .413 .216 .291 .343 .235 .429 103 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2009 VIS A+ 1 0 1.0 10.09 0 .357 .266 .342 .413 .281 .333 101 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2009 RNO AAA 11 1 9.7 7.64 59 .393 .279 .351 .426 .275 .463 113 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2

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 OMA AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.3 6 2 3 0 0% .000 41.5 13.8 0.0 20.8 6.15 48.46 0.0 0.0
1987 FTM A+ 1 0 0 3 3 13.7 5 17 11 0 0% .000 3.3 11.2 0.0 7.2 1.61 2.63 0.0 0.0
1987 EUG A- 9 0 1 15 13 72.3 48 47 91 2 0% .000 6.0 5.9 0.2 11.3 1.31 2.86 0.0 0.0
1988 WIS A 7 5 0 17 17 118.0 69 43 172 3 0% .000 5.3 3.3 0.2 13.1 0.95 2.06 0.0 0.0
1988 OMA AAA 3 0 0 3 3 20.3 11 15 29 0 0% .000 4.9 6.7 0.0 12.9 1.28 1.33 0.0 0.0
1988 KCA MLB 0 2 0 5 2 15.7 16 7 18 1 40% .366 9.2 4.0 0.6 10.3 1.47 5.17 2.8 0.3
1988 MEM AA 6 0 0 6 6 47.3 16 17 62 1 0% .000 3.0 3.2 0.2 11.8 0.70 0.38 0.0 0.0
1989 KCA MLB 17 9 1 49 16 163.0 122 86 153 10 50% .262 6.7 4.7 0.6 8.4 1.28 3.64 14.1 1.5
1990 KCA MLB 12 11 0 32 32 195.3 192 99 175 17 45% .311 8.8 4.6 0.8 8.1 1.49 3.73 24.8 2.7
1991 KCA MLB 9 14 1 45 14 158.0 129 87 167 16 46% .276 7.3 5.0 0.9 9.5 1.37 3.87 20.3 2.2
1992 KCA MLB 6 10 0 40 11 117.7 116 55 98 9 48% .306 8.9 4.2 0.7 7.5 1.45 4.59 12.6 1.4
1993 KCA MLB 12 6 1 48 14 155.7 125 77 143 11 54% .272 7.2 4.5 0.6 8.3 1.30 3.58 18.2 1.8
1994 KCA MLB 11 7 0 24 24 155.3 136 87 126 15 53% .273 7.9 5.0 0.9 7.3 1.44 4.35 14.6 1.4
1995 KCA MLB 12 12 0 31 31 189.0 204 89 119 12 50% .311 9.7 4.2 0.6 5.7 1.55 4.43 17.3 1.7
1996 BOS MLB 12 9 0 34 34 215.7 249 105 171 28 46% .320 10.4 4.4 1.2 7.1 1.64 5.59 30.4 2.9
1997 BOS MLB 6 10 11 42 25 182.7 155 78 159 10 51% .277 7.6 3.8 0.5 7.8 1.28 3.74 34.0 3.4
1998 BOS MLB 7 4 46 73 0 79.3 55 25 78 2 48% .250 6.2 2.8 0.2 8.8 1.01 2.72 21.5 2.1
1999 BOS MLB 0 2 11 21 0 17.7 17 12 24 2 31% .349 8.7 6.1 1.0 12.2 1.64 5.60 4.4 0.4
2001 CHN MLB 1 2 27 47 0 45.3 32 16 67 4 49% .283 6.4 3.2 0.8 13.3 1.06 3.38 11.2 1.1
2001 IOW AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 1 2 0 0% .000 4.5 4.5 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 DAY A+ 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 0 0 3 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.5 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 CHN MLB 1 1 0 19 0 23.7 27 10 31 1 51% .426 10.3 3.8 0.4 11.8 1.56 3.42 6.2 0.6
2002 HOU MLB 0 2 0 15 0 19.0 15 6 17 2 36% .250 7.1 2.8 0.9 8.1 1.11 3.32 1.6 0.2
2002 IOW AAA 0 0 1 2 0 1.7 1 3 0 0 0% .167 5.3 15.9 0.0 0.0 2.35 15.88 0.0 0.0
2002 DAY A+ 0 0 0 2 2 2.7 1 2 3 0 0% .143 3.3 6.7 0.0 10.0 1.11 3.33 0.0 0.0
2003 CHA MLB 7 6 12 66 0 74.0 57 31 91 4 47% .294 6.9 3.8 0.5 11.1 1.19 3.16 20.0 2.0
2004 NYA MLB 9 4 4 80 0 89.7 56 23 96 5 47% .235 5.6 2.3 0.5 9.6 0.88 2.21 27.6 2.8
2005 NYA MLB 5 4 2 79 0 80.7 59 29 69 8 52% .234 6.6 3.2 0.9 7.7 1.09 2.57 11.0 1.1
2006 PHI MLB 3 4 34 59 0 59.3 53 22 68 9 47% .288 8.0 3.3 1.4 10.3 1.26 3.34 3.3 0.3
2006 CLR A+ 0 0 0 2 2 4.1 1 1 5 0 100% .143 2.2 2.2 0.0 11.0 0.49 0.00 1.6 0.2
2007 CLR A+ 0 0 0 2 2 2.7 1 1 1 0 25% .125 3.3 3.3 0.0 3.3 0.74 0.00 0.7 0.1
2007 PHI MLB 3 2 6 44 0 40.0 40 13 32 7 50% .284 9.0 2.9 1.6 7.2 1.32 4.72 -0.7 -0.1
2007 PHL Rk 0 1 0 2 2 2.3 5 1 3 0 56% .556 19.6 3.9 0.0 11.7 2.61 19.57 0.3 0.0
2008 CLR A+ 0 1 0 2 2 1.0 1 2 1 1 67% .000 9.0 18.0 9.0 9.0 3.00 18.00 -1.0 -0.1
2008 PHI MLB 5 4 2 34 0 29.7 31 17 26 3 41% .301 9.4 5.2 0.9 7.9 1.62 5.16 0.9 0.1
2009 VIS A+ 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 2 1 0 0% .333 9.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 3.00 9.00 -0.5 -0.0
2009 ARI MLB 0 1 0 3 0 1.7 3 3 0 0 86% .429 16.2 16.2 0.0 0.0 3.60 21.60 -1.1 -0.1
2009 RNO AAA 0 0 0 11 1 9.7 19 14 4 0 61% .463 17.6 13.0 0.0 3.7 3.40 11.13 -2.3 -0.2

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
2007 14 0.7143 0.5000 1.0000 0.6000 0.2500 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000
2008 523 0.4665 0.4302 0.7911 0.6148 0.2688 0.8933 0.5867 0.2000
2009 36 0.2778 0.2500 1.0000 0.6000 0.1154 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000
Career5730.46070.42060.80930.61350.25870.90260.62280.1825

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-05-03 2009-08-11 60-DL 100 89 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-03-27 2009-04-27 15-DL 31 18 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Ulnar Nerve Decompression and Bone Spur 2008-10-16
2008-10-16 2008-10-16 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Ulnar Nerve Decompression and Bone Spur 2008-10-16
2008-07-06 2008-10-28 60-DL 114 74 Right Elbow Sprain UCL Ligament -
2007-09-17 2007-09-18 DTD 1 1 Low Back Spasms -
2007-05-12 2007-05-15 On-Alr 3 3 General Medical Illness Fever -
2007-05-02 2007-07-16 60-DL 75 65 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff -
2006-08-13 2006-09-03 15-DL 21 20 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2005-08-20 2005-08-25 DTD 5 5 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2005-07-07 2005-07-14 DTD 7 4 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis -
2005-06-11 2005-06-11 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Contusion Line Drive -
2005-06-05 2005-06-07 DTD 2 2 Right Elbow Soreness -
2004-10-10 2004-10-12 DTD 2 0 Contusion Cork From Champagne -
2004-06-23 2004-06-24 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Spasms Quadriceps -
2002-03-28 2002-07-02 60-DL 96 80 Right Shoulder Strain Teres Major -
2001-03-23 2001-05-03 15-DL 41 26 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -
2000-04-04 2000-10-02 60-DL 181 162 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1999-12-13 -
1999-12-13 1999-12-13 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1999-12-13 -
1999-06-12 1999-09-27 15-DL 107 96 Right Elbow Strain - -
1999-04-18 1999-05-10 15-DL 22 20 Right Elbow Strain - -
1995-05-08 1995-05-24 15-DL 16 14 - Face Surgery Wisdom Teeth Removed - -
1992-08-12 1992-09-01 15-DL 20 17 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 PHI $500,000
2008 PHI $5,500,000
2007 PHI $7,000,000
2006 PHI $4,500,000
2005 NYA $3,750,000
2004 NYA $3,500,000
2003 CHA $1,400,000
2002 CHN $2,800,000
2001 CHN $2,000,000
2000 BOS $3,750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$34,700,000
10 yrTotal$34,700,000

 

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)I keep reading that Dee Gordon is very "raw"- I find it a bit strange that the son of a major leaguer could have that little baseball experience. Did he play a different sport growing up? Thanks.
(KRS from Chicago)
He didn't start playing baseball until high school, he was more into hoops initially. He also didn't have a very close relationship with his father until his mom passed way and Tom Gordon assumed custody. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the closer situation in Philly. Are we doomed with Lidge's knee injury?
(mikedee from Philly)
Lidge's knee injury is only part of the problem. Tom Gordon is the rest of it. He's an excellent relief pitcher when he's healthy, but he's as likely to break down as a $3 Rolex. Piling up more innings on him early on isn't a great recipe for keeping him healthy, and I don't like how thin the rests of that bullpen is. (Jay Jaffe)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Tom Gordon threw 898 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), Slider (88mph) and Curve (82mph).