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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 0 0.00 0
Birth Date4-4-1972
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
BatsR
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
1999 TBA 27 8 0 10.0 0.0 10.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 49 6 6 6 1 11 12 11 1 17 5.40 5.00 4.31 1.7 0.2
2000 TBA 28 15 0 20.3 0.0 20.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 90 13 8 8 2 21 18 17 2 24 3.54 5.09 5.56 0.8 0.1

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
1995 PRI Rk 16 2 39.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CWV A 46 3 89.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CHT AA 3 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 BUR A 22 9 61.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 TBA MLB 8 0 10.0 4.31 115 .267 .277 .354 .449 .268 .278 96 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
1999 DUR AAA 18 0 24.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.298 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NAS AAA 34 0 49.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.340 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TBA MLB 15 0 20.3 5.56 88 .238 .279 .345 .460 .266 .250 93 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2000 STP A+ 13 1 28.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.153 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ORL AA 3 3 10.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 DUR AAA 9 1 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.214 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 YUC mex 3 0 2.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.222 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
1995 PRI Rk 2 0 2 16 2 39.0 32 27 49 2 0% .000 7.4 6.2 0.5 11.3 1.51 3.23 0.0 0.0
1996 CHT AA 0 0 0 3 0 2.0 5 1 2 1 0% .000 22.5 4.5 4.5 9.0 3.00 4.50 0.0 0.0
1996 CWV A 2 7 0 46 3 89.3 79 46 94 4 0% .000 8.0 4.6 0.4 9.5 1.40 4.74 0.0 0.0
1997 BUR A 2 5 0 22 9 61.3 61 39 72 7 0% .331 9.0 5.7 1.0 10.6 1.63 5.73 0.0 0.0
1999 TBA MLB 0 0 1 8 0 10.0 6 12 17 1 16% .278 5.4 10.8 0.9 15.3 1.80 5.40 1.7 0.2
1999 NAS AAA 5 3 0 34 0 49.3 37 23 69 4 0% -.340 6.8 4.2 0.7 12.6 1.22 3.83 0.0 0.0
1999 DUR AAA 3 0 0 18 0 24.0 16 14 31 2 0% -.298 6.0 5.2 0.8 11.6 1.25 3.38 0.0 0.0
2000 TBA MLB 0 1 0 15 0 20.3 13 18 24 2 24% .250 5.8 8.0 0.9 10.6 1.52 3.54 0.8 0.1
2000 DUR AAA 0 1 0 9 1 12.7 11 23 17 2 0% -.214 7.8 16.3 1.4 12.0 2.68 14.17 0.0 0.0
2000 STP A+ 1 4 3 13 1 28.0 9 26 33 0 0% -.153 2.9 8.4 0.0 10.6 1.25 3.21 0.0 0.0
2000 ORL AA 0 2 0 3 3 10.7 9 11 8 2 0% -.333 7.6 9.3 1.7 6.7 1.87 6.73 0.0 0.0
2005 YUC mex 0 0 0 3 0 2.7 2 4 4 0 0% -.222 6.7 13.3 0.0 13.3 2.22 6.67 0.0 0.0

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

Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, Part IISteven Goldman2003-08-21
Prospectus Q&A: Dr. Mike Marshall (Part Two)Jonah Keri2002-10-22


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-09-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has there been a pitcher that has had some degree of success with the Dr. Mike Marshall style of pitching?
(Brian_K from Missouri)
The only one that comes to mind is Jeff Sparks, a knuckleballer who cracked the majors back in 1999-2000, but there may have been others. There are certainly some merits to Dr. Marshall's methods, though his unorthodox style and abrasive nature are a turn-off to many clubs, and his preferred method of pitching appears very awkward when compared to a more traditional style. The lower-body portion of the delivery is particularly disconcerting, especially since Dr. Marshall himself employed a more efficient style of stride in his playing days.

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