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Portrait of Bob Welch

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
17 3092 211 146 8 1969 3.47 28.6
Birth Date11-3-1956
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1978 LAN MLB 23 13 111.3 92 26 66 6 .254 97 7.4 2.1 0.5 5.3 40% .253 .225 1.06 2.87 2.02 85 3.49 1.7
1979 LAN MLB 25 12 81.3 82 32 64 7 .253 99 9.1 3.5 0.8 7.1 44% .309 .263 1.40 3.53 3.98 87 4.96 0.2
1980 LAN MLB 32 32 213.7 190 79 141 15 .250 98 8.0 3.3 0.6 5.9 39% .269 .240 1.26 3.49 3.29 97 3.85 2.9
1981 LAN MLB 23 23 141.3 141 41 88 11 .261 97 9.0 2.6 0.7 5.6 44% .284 .267 1.29 3.37 3.44 95 3.87 1.5
1982 LAN MLB 36 36 235.7 199 81 176 19 .253 95 7.6 3.1 0.7 6.7 45% .263 .233 1.19 3.40 3.36 92 3.84 3.5
1983 LAN MLB 31 31 204.0 164 72 156 13 .256 95 7.2 3.2 0.6 6.9 48% .259 .235 1.16 3.07 2.65 87 3.55 3.9
1984 LAN MLB 31 29 178.7 191 58 126 11 .254 93 9.6 2.9 0.6 6.3 48% .314 .271 1.39 3.19 3.78 95 4.54 1.2
1985 LAN MLB 23 23 167.3 141 35 96 16 .253 85 7.6 1.9 0.9 5.2 50% .239 .248 1.05 3.45 2.31 100 3.94 2.6
1986 LAN MLB 33 33 235.7 227 55 183 14 .253 93 8.7 2.1 0.5 7.0 47% .295 .247 1.20 2.75 3.28 78 4.05 3.6
1987 LAN MLB 35 35 251.7 204 86 196 21 .258 91 7.3 3.1 0.8 7.0 49% .254 .237 1.15 3.47 3.22 89 3.77 5.7
1988 OAK MLB 36 36 244.7 237 81 158 22 .267 93 8.7 3.0 0.8 5.8 42% .282 .267 1.30 3.81 3.64 102 4.11 2.6
1989 OAK MLB 33 33 209.7 191 78 137 13 .264 94 8.2 3.3 0.6 5.9 45% .274 .255 1.28 3.55 3.00 99 3.87 2.9
1990 OAK MLB 35 35 238.0 214 77 127 26 .263 94 8.1 2.9 1.0 4.8 45% .253 .252 1.22 4.19 2.95 109 4.33 2.4
1991 OAK MLB 35 35 220.0 220 91 101 25 .267 96 9.0 3.7 1.0 4.1 40% .270 .278 1.41 4.86 4.58 122 4.46 2.1
1992 OAK MLB 20 20 123.7 114 43 47 13 .264 98 8.3 3.1 0.9 3.4 40% .248 .248 1.27 4.49 3.27 119 3.74 1.8
1993 OAK MLB 30 28 166.7 208 56 63 25 .264 96 11.2 3.0 1.4 3.4 45% .308 .305 1.58 5.33 5.29 117 5.80 -0.4
1994 OAK MLB 25 8 68.7 79 43 44 10 .268 97 10.4 5.6 1.3 5.8 39% .304 .305 1.78 5.73 7.08 118 6.20 -0.3
CareerMLB5064623092.0289410341969267.259948.43.00.85.744%.274.2561.273.723.47994.1737.8

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1978 LAN MLB 23 13 111.3 92 26 66 6 .254 97 7.4 2.1 0.5 5.3 40% .253 .225 1.06 2.87 2.02
1979 LAN MLB 25 12 81.3 82 32 64 7 .253 99 9.1 3.5 0.8 7.1 44% .309 .263 1.40 3.53 3.98
1980 LAN MLB 32 32 213.7 190 79 141 15 .250 98 8.0 3.3 0.6 5.9 39% .269 .240 1.26 3.49 3.29
1981 LAN MLB 23 23 141.3 141 41 88 11 .261 97 9.0 2.6 0.7 5.6 44% .284 .267 1.29 3.37 3.44
1982 LAN MLB 36 36 235.7 199 81 176 19 .253 95 7.6 3.1 0.7 6.7 45% .263 .233 1.19 3.40 3.36
1983 LAN MLB 31 31 204.0 164 72 156 13 .256 95 7.2 3.2 0.6 6.9 48% .259 .235 1.16 3.07 2.65
1984 LAN MLB 31 29 178.7 191 58 126 11 .254 93 9.6 2.9 0.6 6.3 48% .314 .271 1.39 3.19 3.78
1985 LAN MLB 23 23 167.3 141 35 96 16 .253 85 7.6 1.9 0.9 5.2 50% .239 .248 1.05 3.45 2.31
1985 VRO A+ 3 3 17.0 15 1 9 0 .000 7.9 0.5 0.0 4.8 0% .000 .000 0.94 1.94 2.12
1986 LAN MLB 33 33 235.7 227 55 183 14 .253 93 8.7 2.1 0.5 7.0 47% .295 .247 1.20 2.75 3.28
1987 LAN MLB 35 35 251.7 204 86 196 21 .258 91 7.3 3.1 0.8 7.0 49% .254 .237 1.15 3.47 3.22
1988 OAK MLB 36 36 244.7 237 81 158 22 .267 93 8.7 3.0 0.8 5.8 42% .282 .267 1.30 3.81 3.64
1989 OAK MLB 33 33 209.7 191 78 137 13 .264 94 8.2 3.3 0.6 5.9 45% .274 .255 1.28 3.55 3.00
1990 OAK MLB 35 35 238.0 214 77 127 26 .263 94 8.1 2.9 1.0 4.8 45% .253 .252 1.22 4.19 2.95
1991 OAK MLB 35 35 220.0 220 91 101 25 .267 96 9.0 3.7 1.0 4.1 40% .270 .278 1.41 4.86 4.58
1992 OAK MLB 20 20 123.7 114 43 47 13 .264 98 8.3 3.1 0.9 3.4 40% .248 .248 1.27 4.49 3.27
1993 OAK MLB 30 28 166.7 208 56 63 25 .264 96 11.2 3.0 1.4 3.4 45% .308 .305 1.58 5.33 5.29
1994 OAK MLB 25 8 68.7 79 43 44 10 .268 97 10.4 5.6 1.3 5.8 39% .304 .305 1.78 5.73 7.08

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
1993-08-08 1993-08-24 15-DL 16 15 Right Wrist Contusion - -
1992-08-08 1992-09-13 15-DL 36 33 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1992-05-27 1992-06-14 15-DL 18 15 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1992-04-06 1992-05-02 15-DL 26 23 Right Shoulder Inflammation Bursitis - -
1989-06-13 1989-06-30 17 16 - Groin Strain - -
1985-04-23 1985-06-05 43 37 Right Elbow Sprain Ligament - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

Bob Welch is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: Jack Morris, DRA, and ProgressMatthew Trueblood2015-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Getting PersonalR.J. Anderson2015-03-25
In A Pickle: How To Lose Lots of One-Run GamesJason Wojciechowski2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: They Took Their TurnGeoff Young2013-02-04
The Lineup Card: 11 Memories From Watching Our First World SeriesBaseball Prospectus2012-10-24
Baseball ProGUESTus: Baseball and Base 3Zachary Levine2012-08-21
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
Wezen-Ball: A Peek at My ScorecardLarry Granillo2012-04-09
Inside The Park: Ode to a Terrible StatBradford Doolittle2012-02-23
The BP Broadside: Fernandomania and LinsanitySteven Goldman2012-02-16
Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in MotionJonathan Bernhardt2012-01-13
Wezen-Ball: Pitcher Wins as Top-Grossing FilmsLarry Granillo2011-09-06
The BP Wayback Machine: The Dos and Don'ts of Trade Rumor MongeringJim Baker2011-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Dandy Andy Bows OutJay Jaffe2011-02-04
The Week in Quotes: November 15-21Alex Carnevale2010-11-22
World Series Prospectus: Game Three ReportJohn Perrotto2010-10-31
You Can Blog It Up: The Tony LaRussa All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Getting a ComeSuppance?Christina Kahrl2010-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Swinging Role ReversalsEric Seidman2009-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Setbacks on the Eastern FrontJohn Perrotto2009-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Andre and OnwardJay Jaffe2009-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Winding DownJohn Perrotto2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Deadline Day AftersJohn Perrotto2008-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Bronx Breakdowns and ReboundsJohn Perrotto2008-06-29
Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-21
Prospectus Q&A: Doug ThorburnDavid Laurila2008-02-24
Transaction Analysis Special: Anticipating SantanaChristina Kahrl2008-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 4-8, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Mistake #1Joe Sheehan2005-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Houston Astros vs. St. Louis CardinalsChristina Kahrl2005-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Debate BeginsJoe Sheehan2005-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The DraftRany Jazayerli2005-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDeadline Etiquette: The Dos and Don'ts of Trade Rumor MongeringJim Baker2004-07-27
Breaking Balls: AL Cy Young RaceDerek Zumsteg2003-08-28
Transaction Analysis: The CentralsChristina Kahrl2003-01-30
Prospectus Feature: The 1987 Free Agent MarketNate Silver2003-01-14
Fun and Games in the Cactus League: A History of Baseball FutilityJonathan Bernstein1997-03-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Piggy-backing on Bill (New Mexico)'s question. Do you think Morris' late-career overlap with Clemens affect his balloting? Which if any of the following contemporary pitchers would you rank as "better" or "about equal to" Morris' career or peak performance? David Cone, Dennis Martinez, Saberhagen, Steib, Tanana, Bob Welch. Any others who stick out in your mind as "about equal?"
(BR from NYC)
I feel that Dennis Martinez and Dave Stieb were better pitchers than Morris. Saberhagen would have been the best of the group were it not for injuries. (Dan Evans)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)I would have liked it for the Twins, but admittedly, that's because I was already a big fan of Kevin Tapani, who as an A's fan I lamented having to give up in the Bob Welch trade. It was a good trade for both teams, though, if you look at it from the perspective of anticipated value versus already-obvious value. (Christina Kahrl)