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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
10 1597.3 103 76 2 896 3.63 6.3
Birth Date4-18-1942
Height6' 0"
Weight165 lbs
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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
1964 PIT 22 24 13 104.7 79.0 25.7 5 8 0 0 9 1 458 107 52 47 9 155 45 40 1 67 4.04 3.91 4.09 8.3 1.0
1966 PIT 24 34 25 155.7 142.3 11.3 11 7 0 1 12 2 655 173 80 67 12 251 46 45 2 76 3.87 3.62 4.54 8.7 0.7
1967 PIT 25 32 16 126.7 82.7 31.0 6 8 0 0 7 0 490 126 65 50 12 178 47 40 2 72 3.55 3.91 4.86 -3.9 -0.2
1968 PIT 26 33 31 220.3 193.3 3.0 18 6 0 0 20 1 784 191 64 52 13 234 57 52 4 132 2.12 2.94 3.89 -3.4 -0.6
1969 PIT 27 38 32 210.0 202.0 8.0 16 10 2 0 15 4 907 207 119 104 21 329 86 83 6 147 4.46 3.87 4.54 12.4 1.7
1970 PIT 28 31 31 196.7 196.7 0.0 10 12 0 0 18 2 824 187 92 77 14 272 73 65 5 120 3.52 3.74 4.35 14.7 1.4
1971 PIT 29 33 33 240.0 240.0 0.0 15 8 0 0 22 3 996 226 81 76 16 298 68 60 2 136 2.85 3.15 3.40 28.3 3.1
1972 PIT 30 33 32 249.7 247.7 2.0 19 8 0 0 25 1 1024 227 80 69 18 313 84 76 4 117 2.49 3.58 4.00 9.9 1.5
1973 PIT 31 23 18 88.7 78.0 10.7 3 9 0 0 2 2 455 109 98 97 11 167 84 80 12 27 9.85 6.80 7.81 -19.9 -2.0
1974 PIT 32 1 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 5 8 5 2 13 7 7 0 2 9.00 11.19 14.23 -2.6 -0.3
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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
1964 PIT MLB 24 13 104.7 4.09 100 .268 .254 .312 .380 .261 .292 101 9.2 1.0 8.3 1.0
1966 PIT MLB 34 25 155.7 4.54 91 .270 .251 .305 .372 .257 .307 102 7.1 0.8 8.7 0.7
1967 PIT MLB 32 16 126.7 4.86 74 .282 .248 .307 .364 .264 .283 100 -4.0 -0.5 -3.9 -0.2
1968 PIT MLB 33 31 220.3 3.89 75 .237 .245 .298 .346 .259 .255 91 -3.5 -0.4 -3.4 -0.6
1969 PIT MLB 38 32 210.0 4.54 88 .278 .246 .310 .360 .255 .287 99 4.3 0.5 12.4 1.7
1970 PIT MLB 31 31 196.7 4.35 102 .247 .256 .330 .394 .265 .283 98 16.7 1.8 14.7 1.4
1971 PIT MLB 33 33 240.0 3.40 112 .244 .251 .312 .362 .257 .271 98 29.6 3.4 28.3 3.1
1972 PIT MLB 33 32 249.7 4.00 93 .249 .248 .312 .362 .263 .261 96 6.9 0.8 9.9 1.5
1973 PIT MLB 23 18 88.7 7.81 13 .340 .257 .320 .369 .256 .305 101 -23.7 -2.6 -19.9 -2.0
1974 PIT MLB 1 0 5.0 14.23 -99 .371 .239 .306 .351 .245 .176 115 -2.8 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3

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
1964 PIT MLB 5 8 0 24 13 104.7 107 45 67 9 50% .292 9.2 3.9 0.8 5.8 1.45 4.04 8.3 1.0
1966 PIT MLB 11 7 0 34 25 155.7 173 46 76 12 55% .307 10.0 2.7 0.7 4.4 1.41 3.87 8.7 0.7
1967 PIT MLB 6 8 0 32 16 126.7 126 47 72 12 61% .283 9.0 3.3 0.9 5.1 1.37 3.55 -3.9 -0.2
1968 PIT MLB 18 6 0 33 31 220.3 191 57 132 13 56% .255 7.8 2.3 0.5 5.4 1.13 2.12 -3.4 -0.6
1969 PIT MLB 16 10 2 38 32 210.0 207 86 147 21 57% .287 8.9 3.7 0.9 6.3 1.40 4.46 12.4 1.7
1970 PIT MLB 10 12 0 31 31 196.7 187 73 120 14 56% .283 8.6 3.3 0.6 5.5 1.32 3.52 14.7 1.4
1971 PIT MLB 15 8 0 33 33 240.0 226 68 136 16 47% .271 8.5 2.5 0.6 5.1 1.23 2.85 28.3 3.1
1972 PIT MLB 19 8 0 33 32 249.7 227 84 117 18 51% .261 8.2 3.0 0.6 4.2 1.25 2.49 9.9 1.5
1973 PIT MLB 3 9 0 23 18 88.7 109 84 27 11 47% .305 11.1 8.5 1.1 2.7 2.18 9.85 -19.9 -2.0
1974 PIT MLB 0 0 0 1 0 5.0 5 7 2 2 41% .176 9.0 12.6 3.6 3.6 2.40 9.00 -2.6 -0.3

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1970-07-13 1970-08-14 32 28 Right Forearm Contusion Batted Ball But Some Reports As Fracture - -

Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

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Upside By Year

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BP Articles

Steve Blass is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The Week in Quotes: July 14-20, 2014Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-07-21
The Week in Quotes: July 14-20, 2014Chris Mosch2014-07-21
The Week in Quotes: July 14-20, 2014Nick Bacarella2014-07-21
The BP Wayback Machine: Rick Ankiel and Guillermo Mota: Two Careers in Player CommentsBaseball Prospectus2014-03-11
Baseball ProGUESTus: Where the Crazy Closer Comes FromMatthew Callan2013-04-09
Baseball ProGUESTus: Roger Angell and The Benefits of Writing About BaseballTim Britton2013-03-19
BP Unfiltered: Arguably the Worst Bunt Call Ever CalledSam Miller2013-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Handicapping the Injury-Prone Pitchers of 2013Ben Lindbergh2012-12-27
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Difference-MakersJohn Perrotto2012-08-23
The Lineup Card: 10 Most Disappointing Career-Ending InjuriesBaseball Prospectus2012-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Let's Play "Pick an Old or Injury-Prone Pitcher"Sam Miller2012-03-26
The BP Wayback Machine: Improvement RatioRany Jazayerli2012-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Once and Future StartersBen Lindbergh2012-03-12
Transaction Analysis: Jered Weaver's $85 Million Welcome MatBen Lindbergh2011-08-23
Divide and Conquer, NL West: We Did Everything We Needed to Do, and Then We Didn'tGeoff Young2011-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: Baseball on the OnesKen Funck2011-03-22
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Impact of World Series Starts (or How Much Was Jack Morris Really Worth?)Sean Smith2011-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Daniel BardDavid Laurila2010-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Hall of Fame Pitchers Becoming an Extinct SpeciesBob Hertzel2010-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 10Kevin Goldstein2010-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: 2008 Draft Review: NLKevin Goldstein2009-05-29
Future Shock: Minor League NotebookKevin Goldstein2009-04-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Baltimore OriolesWill Carroll2009-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Red Sox Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Great Leaps ForwardKevin Goldstein2008-09-09
UTK Wrap: Perception and RealityWill Carroll2008-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Blowing Hot and ColdJim Baker2007-09-14
Prospectus Toolbox: Value Over Replacement PlayerDerek Jacques2007-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Two DebutsKevin Goldstein2007-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: In My BackyardWill Carroll2006-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessCall it a Comeback: Best Rebound Seasons, Part 2Ben Murphy2005-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFrom The Mailbag: No Power, FRAA, AgeGate, and Ballooning ERAsBaseball Prospectus2005-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Races Get HotterJoe Sheehan2005-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Rivalry ComethJim Baker2005-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Dodging CheckmateJim Baker2004-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Rare Dick Weik Mention EditionSteven Goldman2004-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Torn TexanWill Carroll2004-07-07
Prospectus Feature: Touring the Minors: Organizational Overview: Los Angeles DodgersKeith Scherer2002-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 6-8, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Doctoring the Numbers: Improvement RatioRany Jazayerli2002-03-06


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Steve Blass disease was never well understood, but can you say a few words about some guys who have had non-fatal bouts with it and how they managed to recover? Shooter Hunt and Alex Wimmers, both in the MIN org in the recent past, fall into this category.
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
Well, it depends on the conditions surrounding the disease. Danny Hultzen completely lost it last year, throwing as many pitches to the backstop as those that hit leather. As a lefty with an extremely closed stride, there are aspects of his delivery that failed to support his natural signature, so his issues were rooted in mechanics and there was a pretty straightforward fix for his problems. Sometimes the problem is tied to a lack of functional strength or poor balance, and sometimes it's mental. Give me the guys with mechanical issues in order to put them in a physical position to succeed.

On the jukebox: Misfits, "I Wanna Be a NY Ranger" (Doug Thorburn)
2011-12-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Your additional "what is the AFL good for" reason reminds me that I was sort of hoping the Twins would send Alex Wimmers there. Acknowledging that his case is pretty idiosyncratic, what would you do if you were in charge of a low-ish ceiling starter that was nevertheless expected to move quickly, but got all Steve Blass'd, then kind of recovered and finished strong? AFL? Pat on the back and tell him to come to camp in good shape next spring?
(Minneapolitan from Nashville)
Wimmers finished the year well, so I wouldn't have messed with it. The AFL is such an offensive environment, that I'd rather take it cautious knowing he heads into the offseason with something positive. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Falling off a cliff batters: Carlos Baerga? Falling off a cliff pitchers: Steve Blass?
(dianagramr from NYC)
Baerga went from great to replacement level seemingly overnight, but he wasn't worst-player-in-the-league awful. Blass... well, if they name a syndrome after you, don't you get a pass? (Jay Jaffe)
2009-06-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Big Papi done? Can you think of another player or two that has absolutely fallen off a cliff like he has? Steve Blass?
(PeterSchwech from Boston)
Tim Wallach after 1989, IIRC, although he had a bounceback. I know there are others, but I'm blanking. This chat may end abruptly, as I think there's a rugby match going on in the apartment above me. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneJay: Same thing as my previous. G5 isn't G1. Torre had given Soriano all kinds of rope. Soriano had the hitter's equivalent of Steve Blass disease in that postseason. He looked like he had never hit before and might never hit again. Word at the time was that the Rangers weren't insistent on Soriano being in the A-Rod trade and the Yankees were the ones who wanted him gone, just based on their disenchantment with him after that October. (Steven Goldman)