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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
18 1289.3 71 92 478 1251 3.03 24.7
Birth Date12-4-1957
Height6' 5"
Weight220 lbs
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ThrowsR
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
1980 CHN 22 18 0 21.7 0.0 21.7 2 0 0 2 0 0 97 21 9 7 0 28 14 9 0 17 2.91 3.11 3.47 2.7 0.3
1981 CHN 23 40 1 66.7 6.0 60.7 3 6 1 4 1 0 281 57 31 26 2 71 31 23 1 50 3.51 3.00 3.58 6.1 0.5
1982 CHN 24 72 5 117.0 31.0 86.0 2 5 17 2 2 0 480 105 38 35 5 134 37 32 3 99 2.69 2.64 3.45 18.3 1.7
1983 CHN 25 66 0 103.3 0.0 103.3 4 10 29 4 0 0 413 70 23 19 5 93 41 27 1 91 1.65 2.76 3.32 15.7 1.6
1984 CHN 26 69 0 101.0 0.0 101.0 9 7 33 10 0 0 428 98 42 41 6 138 35 28 0 86 3.65 2.90 3.38 16.4 1.8
1985 CHN 27 65 0 97.7 0.0 97.7 7 4 33 9 0 0 397 87 35 33 9 137 32 26 1 112 3.04 2.54 3.25 17.3 1.8
1986 CHN 28 66 0 90.3 0.0 90.3 9 9 31 8 0 0 372 69 32 31 7 102 42 31 0 93 3.09 3.09 3.47 16.7 1.8
1987 CHN 29 62 0 83.7 0.0 83.7 4 10 36 12 0 0 360 84 30 29 4 116 32 27 0 96 3.12 2.34 2.79 24.4 2.4
1988 BOS 30 64 0 83.7 0.0 83.7 4 5 29 8 0 0 363 72 34 26 7 108 37 31 1 96 2.80 2.98 3.58 17.2 1.9
1989 BOS 31 64 0 70.7 0.0 70.7 6 1 25 6 0 0 290 53 30 28 6 77 33 27 0 96 3.57 2.64 2.86 17.5 1.9
1990 BOS 32 11 0 14.3 0.0 14.3 2 1 4 1 0 0 64 13 4 3 0 16 9 7 0 17 1.88 2.32 1.77 5.5 0.6
1990 SLN 32 53 0 68.7 0.0 68.7 3 4 27 5 0 0 280 58 20 16 3 82 20 15 0 70 2.10 2.21 2.20 17.4 1.7
1991 SLN 33 67 0 73.0 0.0 73.0 6 3 47 6 0 0 300 70 19 19 5 99 13 8 0 67 2.34 2.38 2.55 19.1 2.0
1992 SLN 34 70 0 75.0 0.0 75.0 4 9 43 8 0 0 310 62 28 26 4 90 26 22 0 60 3.12 2.91 2.67 14.9 1.6
1993 NYA 35 8 0 8.0 0.0 8.0 0 0 3 0 0 0 33 4 0 0 0 5 5 4 0 11 0.00 2.13 1.15 3.4 0.3
1993 SLN 35 55 0 50.0 0.0 50.0 2 4 43 7 0 0 206 49 25 25 11 96 9 8 0 49 4.50 4.42 4.50 3.7 0.3
1994 BAL 36 41 0 38.3 0.0 38.3 1 4 33 6 0 0 160 34 16 14 6 58 11 10 0 42 3.29 3.90 3.98 7.2 0.7
1995 CAL 37 52 0 49.3 0.0 49.3 0 5 37 4 0 0 209 42 19 19 3 63 25 21 1 43 3.47 3.77 4.37 7.3 0.7
1996 CAL 38 11 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 44 8 4 3 0 9 3 3 0 6 2.45 2.98 3.96 2.2 0.2
1996 CIN 38 43 0 44.3 0.0 44.3 3 4 2 4 0 0 201 49 20 20 4 72 23 19 1 35 4.06 4.31 3.42 9.2 0.9
1997 MON 39 25 0 21.7 0.0 21.7 0 1 5 2 0 0 100 28 16 14 2 40 8 8 1 15 5.82 4.13 5.44 0.2 0.0
Career102261289.337.01252.3719247811030538811334754348916344863861012513.032.933.29242.324.7

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1979 MID AA 35 9 104.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 CHN MLB 18 0 21.7 3.47 121 .255 .266 .317 .393 .255 .318 109 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
1980 WIC AAA 50 2 90.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 CHN MLB 40 1 66.7 3.58 115 .239 .254 .313 .360 .255 .279 108 7.2 0.8 6.1 0.5
1982 CHN MLB 72 5 117.0 3.45 120 .227 .261 .322 .381 .257 .298 105 17.2 1.8 18.3 1.7
1983 CHN MLB 66 0 103.3 3.32 124 .201 .257 .324 .384 .259 .236 106 15.7 1.7 15.7 1.6
1984 CHN MLB 69 0 101.0 3.38 121 .237 .260 .325 .375 .259 .306 105 16.8 1.8 16.4 1.8
1985 CHN MLB 65 0 97.7 3.25 124 .233 .257 .324 .386 .259 .321 106 18.2 1.9 17.3 1.8
1986 CHN MLB 66 0 90.3 3.47 124 .224 .260 .329 .394 .263 .270 110 18.0 1.9 16.7 1.8
1987 CHN MLB 62 0 83.7 2.79 142 .229 .265 .334 .412 .262 .351 105 25.0 2.5 24.4 2.4
1988 BOS MLB 64 0 83.7 3.58 122 .250 .260 .322 .395 .268 .293 104 17.2 1.9 17.2 1.9
1989 BOS MLB 64 0 70.7 2.86 140 .221 .261 .324 .380 .264 .303 110 17.5 1.9 17.5 1.9
1990 BOS MLB 11 0 14.3 1.77 162 .243 .247 .315 .366 .258 .342 108 5.5 0.6 5.5 0.6
1990 SLN MLB 53 0 68.7 2.20 147 .226 .263 .325 .398 .266 .294 98 17.9 1.9 17.4 1.7
1991 SLN MLB 67 0 73.0 2.55 137 .234 .253 .317 .383 .258 .302 98 19.1 2.0 19.1 2.0
1992 SLN MLB 70 0 75.0 2.67 130 .229 .257 .319 .378 .260 .264 98 14.9 1.6 14.9 1.6
1993 NYA MLB 8 0 8.0 1.15 176 .191 .260 .335 .408 .261 .235 99 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
1993 SLN MLB 55 0 50.0 4.50 100 .259 .266 .325 .409 .260 .277 99 3.9 0.4 3.7 0.3
1994 BAL MLB 41 0 38.3 3.98 124 .244 .268 .336 .421 .260 .277 99 7.2 0.7 7.2 0.7
1995 CAL MLB 52 0 49.3 4.37 114 .247 .269 .344 .424 .265 .285 99 7.3 0.7 7.3 0.7
1996 CAL MLB 11 0 11.0 3.96 125 .191 .270 .340 .437 .265 .229 98 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
1996 CIN MLB 43 0 44.3 3.42 127 .268 .267 .328 .415 .254 .326 100 9.2 0.9 9.2 0.9
1996 LEL A+ 1 1 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 MON MLB 25 0 21.7 5.44 85 .285 .261 .331 .399 .253 .351 102 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
1998 CCH AA 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NWO AAA 10 0 10.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1979 MID AA 9 5 3 35 9 104.0 122 85 46 7 0% .000 10.6 7.4 0.6 4.0 1.99 4.93 0.0 0.0
1980 WIC AAA 4 7 15 50 2 90.0 70 56 63 4 0% .000 7.0 5.6 0.4 6.3 1.40 3.70 0.0 0.0
1980 CHN MLB 2 0 0 18 0 21.7 21 14 17 0 60% .318 8.7 5.8 0.0 7.1 1.62 2.91 2.7 0.3
1981 CHN MLB 3 6 1 40 1 66.7 57 31 50 2 59% .279 7.7 4.2 0.3 6.8 1.32 3.51 6.1 0.5
1982 CHN MLB 2 5 17 72 5 117.0 105 37 99 5 56% .298 8.1 2.8 0.4 7.6 1.21 2.69 18.3 1.7
1983 CHN MLB 4 10 29 66 0 103.3 70 41 91 5 50% .236 6.1 3.6 0.4 7.9 1.07 1.65 15.7 1.6
1984 CHN MLB 9 7 33 69 0 101.0 98 35 86 6 48% .306 8.7 3.1 0.5 7.7 1.32 3.65 16.4 1.8
1985 CHN MLB 7 4 33 65 0 97.7 87 32 112 9 51% .321 8.0 2.9 0.8 10.3 1.22 3.04 17.3 1.8
1986 CHN MLB 9 9 31 66 0 90.3 69 42 93 7 47% .270 6.9 4.2 0.7 9.3 1.23 3.09 16.7 1.8
1987 CHN MLB 4 10 36 62 0 83.7 84 32 96 4 54% .351 9.0 3.4 0.4 10.3 1.39 3.12 24.4 2.4
1988 BOS MLB 4 5 29 64 0 83.7 72 37 96 7 41% .293 7.7 4.0 0.8 10.3 1.30 2.80 17.2 1.9
1989 BOS MLB 6 1 25 64 0 70.7 53 33 96 6 35% .303 6.8 4.2 0.8 12.2 1.22 3.57 17.5 1.9
1990 SLN MLB 3 4 27 53 0 68.7 58 20 70 3 35% .294 7.6 2.6 0.4 9.2 1.14 2.10 17.4 1.7
1990 BOS MLB 2 1 4 11 0 14.3 13 9 17 0 42% .342 8.2 5.7 0.0 10.7 1.53 1.88 5.5 0.6
1991 SLN MLB 6 3 47 67 0 73.0 70 13 67 5 38% .302 8.6 1.6 0.6 8.3 1.14 2.34 19.1 2.0
1992 SLN MLB 4 9 43 70 0 75.0 62 26 60 4 36% .264 7.4 3.1 0.5 7.2 1.17 3.12 14.9 1.6
1993 NYA MLB 0 0 3 8 0 8.0 4 5 11 0 47% .235 4.5 5.6 0.0 12.4 1.12 0.00 3.4 0.3
1993 SLN MLB 2 4 43 55 0 50.0 49 9 49 11 34% .277 8.8 1.6 2.0 8.8 1.16 4.50 3.7 0.3
1994 BAL MLB 1 4 33 41 0 38.3 34 11 42 6 50% .277 8.0 2.6 1.4 9.9 1.17 3.29 7.2 0.7
1995 CAL MLB 0 5 37 52 0 49.3 42 25 43 3 43% .285 7.7 4.6 0.5 7.8 1.36 3.47 7.3 0.7
1996 CAL MLB 0 0 0 11 0 11.0 8 3 6 0 31% .229 6.5 2.5 0.0 4.9 1.00 2.45 2.2 0.2
1996 CIN MLB 3 4 2 43 0 44.3 49 23 35 4 48% .326 9.9 4.7 0.8 7.1 1.62 4.06 9.2 0.9
1996 LEL A+ 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 1 1 0 0% .000 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 2.00 9.00 0.0 0.0
1997 MON MLB 0 1 5 25 0 21.7 28 8 15 2 53% .351 11.6 3.3 0.8 6.2 1.66 5.82 0.2 0.0
1998 NWO AAA 1 1 2 10 0 10.3 14 4 11 2 0% .000 12.2 3.5 1.7 9.6 1.75 6.99 0.0 0.0
1998 CCH AA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 0 5 0 0% .000 4.5 0.0 0.0 22.5 0.50 0.00 0.0 0.0

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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1996-04-04 1996-04-27 15-DL 23 19 Right Knee Swelling - -
1986-04-21 1986-05-06 15-DL 15 14 Right Groin Strain - -

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This article requires BP Premium accessThe HOF Rule Change: What Happens After 10 Years?Mike Gianella2014-07-28
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A Vote for Transparency: How Secret Ballots Skewed the Hall of Fame Election ResultsLewie Pollis2014-01-09
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Baseball ProGUESTus: The (Ad) Age of Heroes: Judging the 2014 Hall of Fame Candidates by Their CommercialsMichael Clair2013-12-18
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In A Pickle: That Blank ExpressionJason Wojciechowski2013-01-03
Wezen-Ball: 37 Candidates, 37 (non-PED) ExcusesLarry Granillo2012-12-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Shaving an IconMichael Bates2012-09-05
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessResearch Mailbag: More Than a MouthfulBradley Ankrom2012-04-12
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Keltner All-Stars, Part IIJay Jaffe2012-01-16
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This article requires BP Premium accessFantasy Beat: Closers in WaitingJason Collette2011-12-30
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Wezen-Ball: Player Rankings for Type A/B Calculations, 1982-1984Larry Granillo2011-11-02
Baseball ProGUESTus: When 100 Tiles Meets 27 OutsDiane Firstman2011-10-14
The BP Wayback Machine: Props for the OzzerooRany Jazayerli2011-09-27
The BP Wayback Machine: How Do You Rate Relief?Nate Silver2011-05-26
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Spitballing: Welcome to The ShowJeremy Greenhouse2011-02-10
Wezen-Ball: Ferris Bueller Follow-UpLarry Granillo2011-02-08
Wezen-Ball: Ferris Bueller's Day Off at Wrigley FieldLarry Granillo2011-02-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Trevor Hoffman and the Coming WaveJay Jaffe2011-01-13
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BP Podcast: Episode 32: This Doesn't Smell RightKevin Goldstein2011-01-05
Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Relief at ListJay Jaffe2011-01-05
On the Beat: One Man's BallotJohn Perrotto2011-01-04
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jay - I've enjoyed watching you on the MLB network this week along with your coulumns, which are always great. What do you think of Trevor Hoffman's chances especially with the way most of the sabermetric community feels about the save statistic. Thanks
(sarsfield from San Diego, California)
To me, Hoffman looks a lot like Lee Smith, who held the all-time saves lead for awhile before being overtaken - a guy with an impressive save total but not above-average value relative to the already-enshrined relievers, even with Bruce Sutter weighing that group down. (Jay Jaffe on the Hall of Fame)
2012-02-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why does everybody feel that Delin Betances should be in the bullpen? With his size, he could be a huge innings eaater and that is more valuable than a short reliever.
(Winston Diclmeister from Providence, RI)
Long injury history, not the cleanest delivery, an arsenal that fits in the late innings, inefficiency and other reasons. Based on your size logic, Lee Smith should have started (he should not of). (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)It is nice here.
(Envious Mustache from Elysian Fields)
And the winner is... Barry Larkin with 86.4 percent of the vote, the only player elected this year as expected. Some big surprises, good and bad, among the next wave. Jack Morris at 66.7 percent has put himself in good position to get over the top despite the crowd, Jeff Bagwell at 56.0 percent made a solid advance in the face of an odious whisper campaign, Lee Smith got to 50.6 percent, Tim Raines is very close to that mark at 48.7 percent, and even Alan Trammell posted a solid gain at 36.8 percent. Hell, Bernie Williams got 9.6 percent and stays on the ballot after all. (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'd call this good news for Bert. I was worried he'd stagnate around 62%. do you have the % of the vote for Edgar, Raines and Barry? They don't have it on espn.com. Thanks.
(collins from greenville nc)
539 ballots, five blanks, Andre Dawson 420 (77.9%), Bert Blyleven 400 (74.2%), Roberto Alomar 397 (73.7%), Jack Morris 282 (52.3%), Barry Larkin 278 (51.6%), Lee Smith 255 (47.3%), Edgar Martinez 195 (36.2%), Tim Raines 164 (30.4%), Mark McGwire 128 (23.7%), Alan Trammell 121 (22.4%), Fred McGriff 116 (21.5%), Don Mattingly 87 (16.1%), Dave Parker 82 (15.2%), Dale Murphy 63 (11.7%), Harold Baines 33 (6.1%), Andres Galarraga 22 (4.1%), Robin Ventura 7 (1.3%), Ellis Burks 2 (0.4%), Eric Karros 2 (0.4%), Kevin Appier 1 (0.2%), Pat Hentgen 1 (0.2%), David Segui 1 (0.2%), Mike Jackson 0, Ray Lankford 0, Shane Reynolds 0, Todd Zeile 0.

Segui gets his vote. Baines remains on life support thanks to the persistence of a stubborn few. Karros receives more votes than he had All-Star appearances. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lee Smith the big loser of the day? He slid back under 50% and is on the ballot long enough that one would think he's got to making progress toward 75%.
(Michael from Detroit, MI)
Smith's never been over 50 percent. From Baseball-Reference.com:

2003 BBWAA (42.3%)
2004 BBWAA (36.6%)
2005 BBWAA (38.8%)
2006 BBWAA (45.0%)
2007 BBWAA (39.8%)
2008 BBWAA (43.3%)
2009 BBWAA (44.5%) (Jay Jaffe)
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Other than Blyleven, which pitchers do you feel are/were snubbed for the Hall? Morris? The various relievers? Someone I'm missing?
(strupp from madison)
Wes Ferrell's got a good case as far as the Vet Committee goes. Lee Smith has a decent case among the relievers. Morris didn't come close to preventing enough runs to merit further consideration.

The real cases that get me going are among the non-300 winners upcoming, the aforementioned Smoltz, Schilling, Mussina, Martinez contingent. I think all of them should be in when the time comes, but I'm not sure the electorate will see it that way. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-01-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)my prediction: Goose in. Rice misses by an extremely small margin. Much, much bleating commences over the voters who submitted blanks to protest roids users, thus depriving the "deserving" pre-roids slugger.
(TomH from Lexington Park MD)
The Goose is Loose! He gets 85.8 percent, and he's the only one who gets in on this ballot.

Rice falls just shy at 72.2 percent, setting him up for a 15th-year push.

Raines 24.3 percent. Oh is that ugly.

Player Total Votes Percentage Rich Gossage 466 85.8% Jim Rice 392 72.2% Andre Dawson 358 65.9% Bert Blyleven 336 61.9% Lee Smith 235 43.3% Jack Morris 233 42.9% Tommy John 158 29.1% Tim Raines 132 24.3% Mark McGwire 128 23.6% Alan Trammell 99 18.2% Dave Concepcion 88 16.2% Don Mattingly 86 15.8% Dave Parker 82 15.1% Dale Murphy 75 13.8% Harold Baines 28 5.2% Rod Beck 2 0.4% Travis Fryman 2 0.4% Robb Nen 2 0.4% Shawon Dunston 1 0.2% Chuck Finley 1 0.2% David Justice 1 0.2% Chuck Knoblauch 1 0.2% Todd Stottlemyre 1 0.2%
Jose Rijo 0 0% Brady Anderson 0 0% (Jay Jaffe)


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