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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
25 597 2772.3 141 186 8 4.23 29.3
Birth Date10-8-1959
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1978 OAK MLB 3 3 12.3 0 3 0 19 8 0 1 .269 90 13.9 5.8 0.7 0.0 41% .353 .364 2.19 5.55 7.30 139 7.31 -0.4
1979 OAK MLB 13 13 77.3 2 10 0 102 50 17 7 .272 97 11.9 5.8 0.8 2.0 63% .326 .318 1.97 5.56 5.94 130 7.62 -2.2
1982 NYA MLB 30 23 150.3 7 11 0 167 67 71 15 .265 97 10.0 4.0 0.9 4.3 57% .300 .288 1.56 4.42 4.37 112 4.83 0.3
1983 TOR MLB 16 4 45.3 0 3 0 48 21 22 6 .265 109 9.5 4.2 1.2 4.4 54% .282 .284 1.52 4.96 5.16 112 4.65 0.1
1985 SEA MLB 2 2 6.0 1 1 0 11 5 2 2 .271 100 16.5 7.5 3.0 3.0 53% .375 .387 2.67 8.91 12.00 115 5.94 -0.0
1986 SEA MLB 37 33 216.3 11 17 1 243 86 116 24 .268 102 10.1 3.6 1.0 4.8 56% .304 .279 1.52 4.41 4.53 102 4.23 2.8
1987 SEA MLB 34 31 207.0 12 17 0 245 53 85 25 .263 104 10.7 2.3 1.1 3.7 63% .301 .269 1.44 4.46 4.65 95 4.47 3.0
1988 BAL MLB 22 10 71.3 1 6 1 70 23 29 6 .264 98 8.8 2.9 0.8 3.7 54% .267 .252 1.30 4.11 5.43 110 4.34 0.5
1989 LAN MLB 40 19 152.7 8 11 0 130 33 72 6 .255 96 7.7 1.9 0.4 4.2 59% .253 .222 1.07 2.92 2.53 103 3.58 2.5
1990 LAN MLB 33 33 211.0 11 15 0 216 60 106 19 .259 97 9.2 2.6 0.8 4.5 63% .281 .264 1.31 3.90 3.75 107 4.13 2.6
1991 LAN MLB 34 33 236.3 14 10 1 197 61 140 12 .256 98 7.5 2.3 0.5 5.3 60% .252 .221 1.09 3.08 2.78 97 3.28 5.5
1992 CHN MLB 34 34 240.0 16 8 0 203 79 123 14 .251 101 7.6 3.0 0.5 4.6 55% .253 .228 1.18 3.53 2.55 104 3.50 4.3
1993 CHN MLB 32 32 207.7 10 15 0 206 74 111 15 .254 102 8.9 3.2 0.7 4.8 55% .283 .248 1.35 4.02 4.03 114 5.34 0.6
1994 CHN MLB 15 15 80.7 2 10 0 111 35 57 12 .258 98 12.4 3.9 1.3 6.4 56% .364 .309 1.81 5.04 6.69 110 4.72 1.1
1995 CHN 0 4 4 24.7 2 1 0 19 9 15 2 .253 102 6.9 3.3 0.7 5.5 60% .233 .223 1.14 4.12 2.19 0 0.00 0.0
1995 SLN 0 17 17 106.7 5 6 0 114 25 46 10 .257 98 9.6 2.1 0.8 3.9 62% .287 .249 1.30 4.26 3.88 0 0.00 0.0
1996 CIN 0 5 5 27.3 2 3 0 28 7 19 2 .256 100 9.2 2.3 0.7 6.3 64% .302 .236 1.28 3.53 2.30 0 0.00 0.0
1996 SLN 0 18 18 103.0 4 8 0 118 40 55 14 .250 100 10.3 3.5 1.2 4.8 57% .303 .274 1.53 4.96 5.24 0 0.00 0.0
1997 CIN MLB 31 30 162.0 9 12 0 165 49 103 13 .259 101 9.2 2.7 0.7 5.7 59% .295 .251 1.32 3.90 4.78 102 4.40 2.6
1998 CHN 0 5 5 22.7 0 1 0 30 15 10 8 .259 103 11.9 6.0 3.2 4.0 58% .282 .342 1.99 8.89 7.15 0 0.00 0.0
1998 MIN 0 18 17 98.0 4 2 0 108 24 50 13 .265 101 9.9 2.2 1.2 4.6 54% .299 .263 1.35 4.87 3.49 0 0.00 0.0
1999 TEX MLB 34 25 140.0 13 10 0 184 48 61 25 .262 104 11.8 3.1 1.6 3.9 55% .324 .293 1.66 5.83 6.24 104 5.55 1.0
2000 ARI MLB 60 4 101.7 5 5 5 123 40 56 10 .259 97 10.9 3.5 0.9 5.0 68% .331 .271 1.60 4.44 4.87 102 4.52 1.4
2001 ARI MLB 31 1 38.0 1 0 0 45 17 24 2 .261 104 10.7 4.0 0.5 5.7 64% .344 .263 1.63 3.77 4.26 102 3.79 0.7
2002 ARI MLB 29 0 34.0 1 1 0 41 9 13 7 .251 106 10.9 2.4 1.9 3.4 56% .274 .286 1.47 5.85 5.29 119 6.58 -0.5
1995 TOT MLB 21 21 131.3 7 7 0 133 34 61 12 .256 99 9.1 2.3 0.8 4.2 62% .278 .244 1.27 4.24 3.56 111 4.79 1.6
1996 TOT MLB 23 23 130.3 6 11 0 146 47 74 16 .251 100 10.1 3.2 1.1 5.1 58% .303 .266 1.48 4.66 4.63 113 5.40 1.0
1998 TOT MLB 23 22 120.7 4 3 0 138 39 60 21 .264 102 10.3 2.9 1.6 4.5 55% .295 .280 1.47 5.63 4.18 107 5.20 0.9
CareerMLB5974112772.3141186829439381403270.2591009.63.00.94.658%.291.2621.404.254.231064.5529.3

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1978 OAK MLB 3 3 12.3 0 3 0 19 8 0 1 .269 90 13.9 5.8 0.7 0.0 41% .353 .364 2.19 5.55 7.30
1979 OAK MLB 13 13 77.3 2 10 0 102 50 17 7 .272 97 11.9 5.8 0.8 2.0 63% .326 .318 1.97 5.56 5.94
1979 OGD AAA 13 13 101.0 5 5 0 93 49 42 5 .000 8.3 4.4 0.4 3.7 0% .000 .000 1.41 4.47 3.48
1980 OGD AAA 20 20 115.0 4 9 0 135 77 46 7 .000 10.6 6.0 0.5 3.6 0% .000 .000 1.84 5.26 6.97
1981 NAS AA 26 26 169.0 8 7 0 164 83 100 16 .000 8.7 4.4 0.9 5.3 0% .000 .000 1.46 4.14 4.42
1982 NYA MLB 30 23 150.3 7 11 0 167 67 71 15 .265 97 10.0 4.0 0.9 4.3 57% .300 .288 1.56 4.42 4.37
1983 TOR MLB 16 4 45.3 0 3 0 48 21 22 6 .265 109 9.5 4.2 1.2 4.4 54% .282 .284 1.52 4.96 5.16
1983 SYR AAA 5 4 19.3 0 3 1 20 13 17 1 .000 9.3 6.1 0.5 7.9 0% .000 .000 1.71 4.07 5.60
1984 SYR AAA 34 28 185.7 13 11 1 167 100 105 11 .000 8.1 4.8 0.5 5.1 0% .000 .000 1.44 4.01 4.07
1985 SEA MLB 2 2 6.0 1 1 0 11 5 2 2 .271 100 16.5 7.5 3.0 3.0 53% .375 .387 2.67 8.91 12.00
1985 CLG AAA 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .000 .000 1.50 3.18 4.50
1986 SEA MLB 37 33 216.3 11 17 1 243 86 116 24 .268 102 10.1 3.6 1.0 4.8 56% .304 .279 1.52 4.41 4.53
1987 SEA MLB 34 31 207.0 12 17 0 245 53 85 25 .263 104 10.7 2.3 1.1 3.7 63% .301 .269 1.44 4.46 4.65
1988 BAL MLB 22 10 71.3 1 6 1 70 23 29 6 .264 98 8.8 2.9 0.8 3.7 54% .267 .252 1.30 4.11 5.43
1988 ROC AAA 3 3 17.0 0 2 0 19 6 7 1 .000 10.1 3.2 0.5 3.7 0% .000 .000 1.47 3.87 4.76
1989 LAN MLB 40 19 152.7 8 11 0 130 33 72 6 .255 96 7.7 1.9 0.4 4.2 59% .253 .222 1.07 2.92 2.53
1990 LAN MLB 33 33 211.0 11 15 0 216 60 106 19 .259 97 9.2 2.6 0.8 4.5 63% .281 .264 1.31 3.90 3.75
1991 LAN MLB 34 33 236.3 14 10 1 197 61 140 12 .256 98 7.5 2.3 0.5 5.3 60% .252 .221 1.09 3.08 2.78
1992 CHN MLB 34 34 240.0 16 8 0 203 79 123 14 .251 101 7.6 3.0 0.5 4.6 55% .253 .228 1.18 3.53 2.55
1993 CHN MLB 32 32 207.7 10 15 0 206 74 111 15 .254 102 8.9 3.2 0.7 4.8 55% .283 .248 1.35 4.02 4.03
1994 CHN MLB 15 15 80.7 2 10 0 111 35 57 12 .258 98 12.4 3.9 1.3 6.4 56% .364 .309 1.81 5.04 6.69
1995 CHN MLB 4 4 24.7 2 1 0 19 9 15 2 .253 102 6.9 3.3 0.7 5.5 60% .233 .223 1.14 4.12 2.19
1995 SLN MLB 17 17 106.7 5 6 0 114 25 46 10 .257 98 9.6 2.1 0.8 3.9 62% .287 .249 1.30 4.26 3.88
1995 ORL AA 2 2 10.7 0 2 0 13 7 5 1 .000 10.9 5.9 0.8 4.2 0% .000 .000 1.87 5.50 7.57
1996 CIN MLB 5 5 27.3 2 3 0 28 7 19 2 .256 100 9.2 2.3 0.7 6.3 64% .302 .236 1.28 3.53 2.30
1996 SLN MLB 18 18 103.0 4 8 0 118 40 55 14 .250 100 10.3 3.5 1.2 4.8 57% .303 .274 1.53 4.96 5.24
1996 STP A+ 1 1 5.7 1 0 0 4 1 4 0 .000 6.3 1.6 0.0 6.3 0% .000 .000 0.88 2.39 0.00
1996 LOU AAA 4 4 23.0 1 3 0 29 11 10 2 .000 11.3 4.3 0.8 3.9 0% .000 .000 1.74 4.70 7.04
1997 CIN MLB 31 30 162.0 9 12 0 165 49 103 13 .259 101 9.2 2.7 0.7 5.7 59% .295 .251 1.32 3.90 4.78
1998 CHN MLB 5 5 22.7 0 1 0 30 15 10 8 .259 103 11.9 6.0 3.2 4.0 58% .282 .342 1.99 8.89 7.15
1998 MIN MLB 18 17 98.0 4 2 0 108 24 50 13 .265 101 9.9 2.2 1.2 4.6 54% .299 .263 1.35 4.87 3.49
1999 TEX MLB 34 25 140.0 13 10 0 184 48 61 25 .262 104 11.8 3.1 1.6 3.9 55% .324 .293 1.66 5.83 6.24
2000 ARI MLB 60 4 101.7 5 5 5 123 40 56 10 .259 97 10.9 3.5 0.9 5.0 68% .331 .271 1.60 4.44 4.87
2001 ARI MLB 31 1 38.0 1 0 0 45 17 24 2 .261 104 10.7 4.0 0.5 5.7 64% .344 .263 1.63 3.77 4.26
2001 TUC AAA 2 2 3.0 0 0 0 5 0 4 0 .000 15.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0% -1.250 .000 1.67 0.88 3.00
2002 ARI MLB 29 0 34.0 1 1 0 41 9 13 7 .251 106 10.9 2.4 1.9 3.4 56% .274 .286 1.47 5.85 5.29
2002 TUC AAA 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 0% .300 .000 1.00 2.11 0.00

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
2002-06-24 2002-09-01 15-DL 69 61 Left Knee Contusion -
2001-04-15 2001-07-23 15-DL 99 87 Right Foot Strain Arch -
1999-07-23 1999-07-23 DTD 0 0 - Forearm Contusion Batted Ball - -
1999-05-24 1999-06-08 15-DL 15 13 Right Lower Leg Contusion Shin - -
1998-07-15 1998-08-19 15-DL 35 32 - Abdomen Strain - -
1998-06-27 1998-07-14 15-DL 17 13 - Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1997-06-08 1997-06-24 15-DL 16 13 Left Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1996-04-01 1996-05-18 15-DL 47 41 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
1995-07-04 1995-07-25 15-DL 21 18 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1995-04-26 1995-05-26 15-DL 30 26 - Not Disclosed - -
1994-07-28 1994-08-11 15-DL 14 14 - Not Disclosed - -
1994-06-02 1994-06-23 15-DL 21 17 - General Medical Personal Reasons - -
1994-05-09 1994-05-27 15-DL 18 16 - Not Disclosed - -
1993-06-14 1993-06-29 15-DL 15 14 Right Knee Sprain - -
1988-08-12 1988-10-03 15-DL 52 48 - Not Disclosed - -
1988-06-09 1988-07-19 15-DL 40 35 Left Lower Leg Strain - -
1985-04-17 1985-10-07 15-DL 173 154 - Groin Strain - -
1983-07-02 1983-08-31 60 59 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 ARI $750,000
2001 ARI $700,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,450,000
2 yrTotal$1,450,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
Doug Baldwin

Details
  • 1 year/$0.75M (02)
  • rejected arbitration 12/01
  • 1 year/$0.7M (01)

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Feature: Groundball Pitchers: Nothin' To Do With Them?Rob Mains2016-06-13
The Lineup Card: Eight Intriguing PECOTA ProjectionsBaseball Prospectus2015-01-23
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part OneAllan Simpson2014-06-03
BP Unfiltered: ERA, Falling SlowlyAndrew Koo2013-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Process: How Much Do Early Pitcher Promotions Matter?Bradley Ankrom2012-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Consistently Less ConsistentR.J. Anderson2012-01-13
The BP Broadside: Jersey Scrooge to Darvish: Drop DeadSteven Goldman2011-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rays vs. RangersBen Lindbergh2010-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 4Steven Goldman2010-03-23
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases at Third and ShortJay Jaffe2009-12-23
Prospectus Hit and Run: Alomar, the Crime Dog, the Big Cat and Big MacJay Jaffe2009-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Houston AstrosBaseball Prospectus2009-09-23
You Could Look It Up: The Naked DraftSteven Goldman2009-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Outside and Looking InJohn Perrotto2009-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Livan Hernandez Makes the ListSteven Goldman2008-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Age Before BeautyDan Fox2007-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-4Christina Kahrl2006-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-19, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The King?Joe Sheehan2005-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 30Christina Kahrl2005-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: AL QuandariesErik Siegrist2005-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part TwoRany Jazayerli2005-05-19
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
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
Transaction Analysis: June 13-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: SnakebitJoe Sheehan2002-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis: May 28-29, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 14-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-21


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you saying the Reds "developed" Volquez in Spring Training? Isn't that giving them a tad too much credit?
(Ragnhild from Tromso)
No, I don't think it is. Pitchers are such complex messes that the smallest tweak can change things dramatically. One of my favorite baseball stories, which I'll severely shortcut here, involves Mike Morgan, who was the doormat of the AL for years. He got to the Dodgers and they moved him from one side of the rubber to the other. Suddenly pitches that batters took for balls were strikes, and he was a good pitcher for the next several seasons. (Steven Goldman)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)A Mike Morgan reference?! **shudder** As a Cub fan I danced a jig the day he and his "valuable innings" were traded. They could have gotten back an empty bottle of Thunderbird and that "blab about the Yankees" guy from earlier and I'd have said it was a steal!
(lpiklor from Chicago)
In 1994, yes, I wouldn't blame you for that, but he was also 34 and age was catching up to him. 1989-1992, he had a 2.91 ERA in 840 innings. His 1992 for the Cubs - he went 16-8 with a 3.55 ERA in 240 innings - ain't anything to complain about. (Steven Goldman)


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