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Doyle Alexander PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
19 561 3367.7 194 174 3 3.76 27.9
Birth Date9-4-1950
Height6' 3"
Weight190 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 DRA- WARP
1971 LAN MLB 17 12 92.3 6 6 0 105 18 30 6 .257 94 10.2 1.8 0.6 2.9 55% .291 .268 1.33 3.36 3.80 110 4.76 113.3 -0.4
1972 BAL MLB 35 9 106.3 6 8 2 78 30 49 5 .253 94 6.6 2.5 0.4 4.1 58% .216 .218 1.02 2.83 2.45 101 3.47 101.7 0.9
1973 BAL MLB 29 26 174.7 12 8 0 169 52 63 19 .263 96 8.7 2.7 1.0 3.2 57% .256 .268 1.27 4.29 3.86 108 4.44 106.5 0.7
1974 BAL MLB 30 12 114.3 6 9 0 127 43 40 7 .261 97 10.0 3.4 0.6 3.1 56% .298 .283 1.49 3.90 4.01 116 5.32 119.0 -0.9
1975 BAL MLB 32 11 133.3 8 8 1 127 47 46 7 .260 98 8.6 3.2 0.5 3.1 58% .261 .249 1.30 3.63 3.04 102 4.42 104.5 0.5
1976 BAL 0 11 6 64.3 3 4 0 58 24 17 3 .257 92 8.1 3.4 0.4 2.4 53% .250 .262 1.27 3.81 3.50 0 0.00 113.7 0.0
1976 NYA 0 19 19 136.7 10 5 0 114 39 41 9 .261 96 7.5 2.6 0.6 2.7 43% .231 .233 1.12 3.80 3.29 0 0.00 108.7 0.0
1977 TEX MLB 34 34 237.0 17 11 0 221 82 82 24 .262 99 8.4 3.1 0.9 3.1 50% .245 .247 1.28 4.43 3.65 119 4.47 104.1 1.9
1978 TEX MLB 31 28 191.0 9 10 0 198 71 81 18 .263 98 9.3 3.3 0.8 3.8 51% .276 .279 1.41 4.06 3.86 111 4.14 102.8 1.3
1979 TEX MLB 23 18 113.3 5 7 0 114 69 50 3 .262 99 9.1 5.5 0.2 4.0 50% .288 .270 1.61 4.08 4.45 125 5.52 116.6 -0.5
1980 ATL MLB 35 35 231.7 14 11 0 227 74 114 20 .256 103 8.8 2.9 0.8 4.4 52% .269 .255 1.30 3.89 4.20 103 4.17 101.1 2.2
1981 SFN MLB 24 24 152.3 11 7 0 156 44 77 11 .258 98 9.2 2.6 0.6 4.5 44% .283 .257 1.31 3.50 2.89 102 4.07 104.8 1.2
1982 NYA MLB 16 11 66.7 1 7 0 81 14 26 14 .261 95 10.9 1.9 1.9 3.5 38% .280 .322 1.43 5.27 6.08 113 4.42 105.9 0.4
1983 NYA 0 8 5 28.3 0 2 0 31 7 17 6 .255 98 9.8 2.2 1.9 5.4 52% .275 .291 1.34 5.12 6.35 0 0.00 105.9 0.0
1983 TOR 0 17 15 116.7 7 6 0 126 26 46 14 .265 106 9.7 2.0 1.1 3.5 43% .284 .268 1.30 4.29 3.93 0 0.00 103.5 0.0
1984 TOR MLB 36 35 261.7 17 6 0 238 59 139 21 .266 97 8.2 2.0 0.7 4.8 44% .259 .242 1.14 3.44 3.13 89 3.55 94.5 4.6
1985 TOR MLB 36 36 260.7 17 10 0 268 67 142 28 .266 98 9.3 2.3 1.0 4.9 43% .283 .254 1.29 3.89 3.45 100 4.55 108.3 2.1
1986 ATL 0 17 17 117.3 6 6 0 135 17 74 9 .259 107 10.4 1.3 0.7 5.7 48% .318 .250 1.30 2.92 3.84 0 0.00 94.4 0.0
1986 TOR 0 17 17 111.0 5 4 0 120 20 65 18 .268 102 9.7 1.6 1.5 5.3 38% .281 .270 1.26 4.38 4.46 0 0.00 89.2 0.0
1987 ATL 0 16 16 117.7 5 10 0 115 27 64 21 .259 106 8.8 2.1 1.6 4.9 40% .256 .246 1.21 4.84 4.13 0 0.00 101.3 0.0
1987 DET 0 11 11 88.3 9 0 0 63 26 44 3 .265 100 6.4 2.6 0.3 4.5 40% .225 .186 1.01 3.20 1.53 0 0.00 97.8 0.0
1988 DET MLB 34 34 229.0 14 11 0 260 46 126 30 .267 99 10.2 1.8 1.2 5.0 35% .296 .285 1.34 4.09 4.32 90 3.50 95.1 4.1
1989 DET MLB 33 33 223.0 6 18 0 245 76 95 28 .265 102 9.9 3.1 1.1 3.8 41% .281 .288 1.44 4.72 4.44 109 5.12 119.5 -0.3
1976 TOT MLB 30 25 201.0 13 9 0 172 63 58 12 .260 94 7.7 2.8 0.5 2.6 46% .237 .242 1.17 3.80 3.36 118 4.25 110.3 0.7
1983 TOT MLB 25 20 145.0 7 8 0 157 33 63 20 .263 105 9.7 2.0 1.2 3.9 45% .282 .273 1.31 4.45 4.41 107 4.33 104.0 1.2
1986 TOT MLB 34 34 228.3 11 10 0 255 37 139 27 .263 105 10.1 1.5 1.1 5.5 43% .300 .260 1.28 3.63 4.14 91 3.39 91.9 5.2
1987 TOT MLB 27 27 206.0 14 10 0 178 53 108 24 .261 103 7.8 2.3 1.0 4.7 40% .243 .221 1.12 4.14 3.01 109 4.52 99.8 2.9
CareerMLB5614643367.7194174333769781528324.262999.02.60.94.146%.271.2601.293.973.761054.27104.427.9

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 cFIP DRA DRA-
1971 LAN MLB 17 12 92.3 6 6 0 105 18 30 6 .257 94 10.2 1.8 0.6 2.9 55% .291 .268 1.33 3.36 3.80 110 4.76 113.3
1972 BAL MLB 35 9 106.3 6 8 2 78 30 49 5 .253 94 6.6 2.5 0.4 4.1 58% .216 .218 1.02 2.83 2.45 101 3.47 101.7
1973 BAL MLB 29 26 174.7 12 8 0 169 52 63 19 .263 96 8.7 2.7 1.0 3.2 57% .256 .268 1.27 4.29 3.86 108 4.44 106.5
1974 BAL MLB 30 12 114.3 6 9 0 127 43 40 7 .261 97 10.0 3.4 0.6 3.1 56% .298 .283 1.49 3.90 4.01 116 5.32 119.0
1975 BAL MLB 32 11 133.3 8 8 1 127 47 46 7 .260 98 8.6 3.2 0.5 3.1 58% .261 .249 1.30 3.63 3.04 102 4.42 104.5
1976 BAL MLB 11 6 64.3 3 4 0 58 24 17 3 .257 92 8.1 3.4 0.4 2.4 53% .250 .262 1.27 3.81 3.50 117 4.46 113.7
1976 NYA MLB 19 19 136.7 10 5 0 114 39 41 9 .261 96 7.5 2.6 0.6 2.7 43% .231 .233 1.12 3.80 3.29 118 4.15 108.7
1977 TEX MLB 34 34 237.0 17 11 0 221 82 82 24 .262 99 8.4 3.1 0.9 3.1 50% .245 .247 1.28 4.43 3.65 119 4.47 104.1
1978 TEX MLB 31 28 191.0 9 10 0 198 71 81 18 .263 98 9.3 3.3 0.8 3.8 51% .276 .279 1.41 4.06 3.86 111 4.14 102.8
1979 TEX MLB 23 18 113.3 5 7 0 114 69 50 3 .262 99 9.1 5.5 0.2 4.0 50% .288 .270 1.61 4.08 4.45 125 5.52 116.6
1980 ATL MLB 35 35 231.7 14 11 0 227 74 114 20 .256 103 8.8 2.9 0.8 4.4 52% .269 .255 1.30 3.89 4.20 103 4.17 101.1
1981 SFN MLB 24 24 152.3 11 7 0 156 44 77 11 .258 98 9.2 2.6 0.6 4.5 44% .283 .257 1.31 3.50 2.89 102 4.07 104.8
1982 NYA MLB 16 11 66.7 1 7 0 81 14 26 14 .261 95 10.9 1.9 1.9 3.5 38% .280 .322 1.43 5.27 6.08 113 4.42 105.9
1983 NYA MLB 8 5 28.3 0 2 0 31 7 17 6 .255 98 9.8 2.2 1.9 5.4 52% .275 .291 1.34 5.12 6.35 106 4.47 105.9
1983 TOR MLB 17 15 116.7 7 6 0 126 26 46 14 .265 106 9.7 2.0 1.1 3.5 43% .284 .268 1.30 4.29 3.93 108 4.30 103.5
1984 TOR MLB 36 35 261.7 17 6 0 238 59 139 21 .266 97 8.2 2.0 0.7 4.8 44% .259 .242 1.14 3.44 3.13 89 3.55 94.5
1985 TOR MLB 36 36 260.7 17 10 0 268 67 142 28 .266 98 9.3 2.3 1.0 4.9 43% .283 .254 1.29 3.89 3.45 100 4.55 108.3
1986 ATL MLB 17 17 117.3 6 6 0 135 17 74 9 .259 107 10.4 1.3 0.7 5.7 48% .318 .250 1.30 2.92 3.84 91 3.55 94.4
1986 TOR MLB 17 17 111.0 5 4 0 120 20 65 18 .268 102 9.7 1.6 1.5 5.3 38% .281 .270 1.26 4.38 4.46 90 3.21 89.2
1987 ATL MLB 16 16 117.7 5 10 0 115 27 64 21 .259 106 8.8 2.1 1.6 4.9 40% .256 .246 1.21 4.84 4.13 109 4.63 101.3
1987 DET MLB 11 11 88.3 9 0 0 63 26 44 3 .265 100 6.4 2.6 0.3 4.5 40% .225 .186 1.01 3.20 1.53 111 4.39 97.8
1988 DET MLB 34 34 229.0 14 11 0 260 46 126 30 .267 99 10.2 1.8 1.2 5.0 35% .296 .285 1.34 4.09 4.32 90 3.50 95.1
1989 DET MLB 33 33 223.0 6 18 0 245 76 95 28 .265 102 9.9 3.1 1.1 3.8 41% .281 .288 1.44 4.72 4.44 109 5.12 119.5

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
1982-08-11 1982-09-12 32 31 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1982-05-07 1982-07-08 62 54 Right Hand Fracture Punching Object - -
1979-07-30 1979-09-02 34 34 - Face Fracture Jaw - -
1973-07-04 1973-08-06 33 33 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis - -

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Rubbing Mud: Another Look At Doyle, Smoltz, Andersen, BagwellMatthew Trueblood2016-07-17
Rubbing Mud: On Taillon and Glasnow As This Story's HeroesMatthew Trueblood2016-05-29
The Lineup Card: Ten Trades That Made Our ChildhoodsBaseball Prospectus2014-07-03
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part OneAllan Simpson2014-06-03
BP Unfiltered: Brian Sabean and Buying and Selling Before the DeadlineBen Lindbergh2013-07-05
Baseball Therapy: There is No UnicornRussell A. Carleton2012-12-17
The Lineup Card: Seven August Moves that MatteredBaseball Prospectus2012-08-01
108 Stitches: Pulling Back the Curtain on the Trade DeadlineDan Evans2012-07-30
Wezen-Ball: Topps Big's Favorite HobbiesLarry Granillo2012-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part TwoSteven Goldman2012-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part TwoBen Lindbergh2012-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Consistently Less ConsistentR.J. Anderson2012-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessClubhouse Confidential: Be Like CCMarc Carig2011-08-03
The Lineup Card: 17 Favorite Midseason TradesBaseball Prospectus2011-07-27
The BP Wayback Machine: Trades that Made a DifferenceSteven Goldman2011-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-08-12
One-Hoppers: Austin's PowersBen Lindbergh2010-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Whiffing the Pitcher, Part TwoEric Seidman2009-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mid-Season SnapshotJohn Perrotto2009-07-12
Prospectus Q&A: John SmoltzDavid Laurila2009-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend WrapJohn Perrotto2009-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Retrospectus: Super DealsChristina Kahrl2009-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Trades that Made a DifferenceSteven Goldman2008-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: A Red MenaceJohn Perrotto2008-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: I'll Get 'Em Next TimeJim Baker2008-07-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: More Trade Issue SolutionsJeff Erickson2008-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: How 'bout a Ten-Spot?Steven Goldman2007-11-26
Prospectus Matchups: TurnoverJim Baker2007-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Buehrle DilemmaJoe Sheehan2007-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Age Before BeautyDan Fox2007-02-15
World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback MachineChristina Kahrl2006-10-24
Prospectus Notebook: Dodgers, TwinsBaseball Prospectus2005-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 26-27Christina Kahrl2005-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
Lies, Damned Lies: Book Review, Scout's HonorNate Silver2005-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Managers Reconsidered, Part IISteven Goldman2004-05-05
Prospectus Today: Optimism for the O's?Joe Sheehan2004-02-10
Prospectus Feature: The 1987 Free Agent MarketNate Silver2003-01-14
Prospectus Feature: Touring the Minors: Organizational Overview: Los Angeles DodgersKeith Scherer2002-08-23
Transaction Analysis: August 15-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-21
6-4-3: Kenny Williams, A's FanGary Huckabay2002-07-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Three better teams in the NL East than the Brewers, eh? Have you seen your own site's win projections?
(Eric Johnson from Milwaukee)
Getting killed on the Brewers this week. They're playing very well, and adding Sabathia is a huge get--shades of Doyle Alexander so far. However, the performance difference between them and the Braves is pretty small. There's an article in that notion.

Anyway, the Brew Crew is a great story. It will be interesting to see how the bullpen holds up, and whether they keep improving against righthanders. Doug Melvin has done a good job in-season. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, Steven! Can you recall the last one-for-one swap (no offense to Danny Rey Herrera, who I still love) that paid off with such immediate dividends for both sides as Hamilton-Volquez has?
(Or from Dallas)
First thing that came to mind was Smoltz for Doyle Alexander, but it doesn't really fit as it took a couple of years for Smoltz to develop. That was certainly the quintessential win-win swap until now, though. (Steven Goldman)
2008-02-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)After the recent Santana trade, several commentators (including some on this site) defended the Twins GM, essentially saying, "He's no idiot. He had to make a deal and the fact that he accepted such mediocre prospects means it was the best deal available." This logic makes sense, but doesn't it call into question many of the public/expert analysis and evaluation of trades -- if we acknowledge that we don't have all the information, and we assume that (most) GMs are smart people, how and when can we fairly evaluate the intelligence of various trades?
(thegoldenbear from Newport Beach)
This is a very interesting question, isn't it?

First off, let's start off with the idea that trades can be evaluated immediately at all. Here's a question that sounds obvious, but I don't know that it really is: What makes a good trade? You do want to improve your team, clearly, but a lot of times, even that definition is cloudy. Doyle Alexander for John Smoltz? Well, a flag flies forever, right? Andersen for Bagwell, OroscoFossasRincon for Giles? There are some clear winners and losers in those two, but how many trades are really like that? If a team makes a trade for three prospects who are really outstanding, but none of them work out because the club has a systemic shortcoming in player development, was it really a bad trade? I don't know.

Second, who's interested in evaluating a trade 'fairly'? I don't think I am. I was always of a mind that the writing, attitude, and (often attempted) humor at BP served the purpose of making analysis enjoyable to read. Fairness was pretty low on the list, if it was there at all. It did make for some awkward introductions on occasion later, but evaluting trades at all is an exercise in debate; I don't know that there's any merit in fairness, except to build future credibility for your point of view.

Of course, front offices need to at least be able to do it.... (Gary Huckabay)


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