Biographical

Portrait of Vida Blue

Vida Blue PAthletics

Athletics Player Cards | Athletics Team Audit | Athletics Depth Chart

Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 502 3343.3 209 161 2 3.27 41.7
Birth Date7-28-1949
Height6' 0"
Weight189 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsL
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.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
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 WARP
1969 OAK MLB 12 4 42.0 1 1 1 49 18 24 13 .263 92 10.5 3.9 2.8 5.1 34% .265 .341 1.60 6.53 6.64 134 5.57 -0.5
1970 OAK MLB 6 6 38.7 2 0 0 20 12 35 0 .255 95 4.7 2.8 0.0 8.1 53% .202 .168 0.83 1.63 2.09 81 3.37 0.8
1971 OAK MLB 39 39 312.0 24 8 0 209 88 301 19 .254 95 6.0 2.5 0.5 8.7 45% .239 .205 0.95 2.11 1.82 64 2.33 8.4
1972 OAK MLB 25 23 151.0 6 10 0 117 48 111 11 .251 92 7.0 2.9 0.7 6.6 47% .244 .238 1.09 2.72 2.80 92 3.18 2.0
1973 OAK MLB 37 37 263.7 20 9 0 214 105 158 26 .260 98 7.3 3.6 0.9 5.4 46% .238 .246 1.21 3.90 3.28 105 4.02 2.4
1974 OAK MLB 40 40 282.3 17 15 0 246 98 174 17 .258 96 7.8 3.1 0.5 5.5 43% .264 .239 1.22 3.17 3.25 98 3.77 3.2
1975 OAK MLB 39 38 278.0 22 11 1 243 99 189 21 .258 95 7.9 3.2 0.7 6.1 47% .265 .246 1.23 3.30 3.01 87 4.05 2.5
1976 OAK MLB 37 37 298.3 18 13 0 268 63 166 9 .257 95 8.1 1.9 0.3 5.0 45% .268 .225 1.11 2.54 2.35 81 3.04 5.6
1977 OAK MLB 38 38 279.7 14 19 0 284 86 157 23 .263 93 9.1 2.8 0.7 5.1 49% .285 .265 1.32 3.62 3.83 93 4.05 3.5
1978 SFN MLB 35 35 258.0 18 10 0 233 70 171 12 .252 95 8.1 2.4 0.4 6.0 46% .280 .236 1.17 2.72 2.79 84 3.60 3.6
1979 SFN MLB 34 34 237.0 14 14 0 246 111 138 23 .254 94 9.3 4.2 0.9 5.2 44% .290 .283 1.51 4.21 5.01 112 4.75 1.2
1980 SFN MLB 31 31 224.0 14 10 0 202 61 129 14 .252 95 8.1 2.5 0.6 5.2 49% .265 .242 1.17 3.22 2.97 92 3.60 3.6
1981 SFN MLB 18 18 124.7 8 6 0 97 54 63 7 .255 98 7.0 3.9 0.5 4.5 53% .232 .247 1.21 3.71 2.45 111 4.06 1.0
1982 KCA MLB 31 31 181.0 13 12 0 163 80 103 20 .267 99 8.1 4.0 1.0 5.1 37% .251 .264 1.34 4.31 3.78 112 3.89 2.5
1983 KCA MLB 19 14 85.3 0 5 0 96 35 53 12 .262 102 10.1 3.7 1.3 5.6 38% .300 .287 1.54 4.71 6.01 112 4.54 0.5
1985 SFN MLB 33 20 131.0 8 8 0 115 80 103 17 .255 88 7.9 5.5 1.2 7.1 45% .263 .288 1.49 4.59 4.47 116 4.68 0.8
1986 SFN MLB 28 28 156.7 10 10 0 137 77 100 19 .251 98 7.9 4.4 1.1 5.7 36% .253 .271 1.37 4.52 3.27 125 4.98 0.7
CareerMLB5024733343.32091612293911852175263.257957.93.20.75.945%.263.2491.233.413.27963.8041.7

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 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
1969 OAK MLB 12 4 42.0 1 1 1 49 18 24 13 .263 92 10.5 3.9 2.8 5.1 34% .265 .341 1.60 6.53 6.64 134 5.57
1970 OAK MLB 6 6 38.7 2 0 0 20 12 35 0 .255 95 4.7 2.8 0.0 8.1 53% .202 .168 0.83 1.63 2.09 81 3.37
1971 OAK MLB 39 39 312.0 24 8 0 209 88 301 19 .254 95 6.0 2.5 0.5 8.7 45% .239 .205 0.95 2.11 1.82 64 2.33
1972 OAK MLB 25 23 151.0 6 10 0 117 48 111 11 .251 92 7.0 2.9 0.7 6.6 47% .244 .238 1.09 2.72 2.80 92 3.18
1973 OAK MLB 37 37 263.7 20 9 0 214 105 158 26 .260 98 7.3 3.6 0.9 5.4 46% .238 .246 1.21 3.90 3.28 105 4.02
1974 OAK MLB 40 40 282.3 17 15 0 246 98 174 17 .258 96 7.8 3.1 0.5 5.5 43% .264 .239 1.22 3.17 3.25 98 3.77
1975 OAK MLB 39 38 278.0 22 11 1 243 99 189 21 .258 95 7.9 3.2 0.7 6.1 47% .265 .246 1.23 3.30 3.01 87 4.05
1976 OAK MLB 37 37 298.3 18 13 0 268 63 166 9 .257 95 8.1 1.9 0.3 5.0 45% .268 .225 1.11 2.54 2.35 81 3.04
1977 OAK MLB 38 38 279.7 14 19 0 284 86 157 23 .263 93 9.1 2.8 0.7 5.1 49% .285 .265 1.32 3.62 3.83 93 4.05
1978 SFN MLB 35 35 258.0 18 10 0 233 70 171 12 .252 95 8.1 2.4 0.4 6.0 46% .280 .236 1.17 2.72 2.79 84 3.60
1979 SFN MLB 34 34 237.0 14 14 0 246 111 138 23 .254 94 9.3 4.2 0.9 5.2 44% .290 .283 1.51 4.21 5.01 112 4.75
1980 SFN MLB 31 31 224.0 14 10 0 202 61 129 14 .252 95 8.1 2.5 0.6 5.2 49% .265 .242 1.17 3.22 2.97 92 3.60
1981 SFN MLB 18 18 124.7 8 6 0 97 54 63 7 .255 98 7.0 3.9 0.5 4.5 53% .232 .247 1.21 3.71 2.45 111 4.06
1982 KCA MLB 31 31 181.0 13 12 0 163 80 103 20 .267 99 8.1 4.0 1.0 5.1 37% .251 .264 1.34 4.31 3.78 112 3.89
1983 KCA MLB 19 14 85.3 0 5 0 96 35 53 12 .262 102 10.1 3.7 1.3 5.6 38% .300 .287 1.54 4.71 6.01 112 4.54
1985 SFN MLB 33 20 131.0 8 8 0 115 80 103 17 .255 88 7.9 5.5 1.2 7.1 45% .263 .288 1.49 4.59 4.47 116 4.68
1986 SFN MLB 28 28 156.7 10 10 0 137 77 100 19 .251 98 7.9 4.4 1.1 5.7 36% .253 .271 1.37 4.52 3.27 125 4.98

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
1986-04-21 1986-05-24 15-DL 33 29 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1980-06-28 1980-08-02 35 32 - Back Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details

BP Annual Player Comments

No BP Book Comments have been found for this player.

BP Articles

Vida Blue is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
Prospectus Feature: One Entire Season Of Baseball From the 1970sRob Mains2016-06-29
Rubbing Mud: On Taillon and Glasnow As This Story's HeroesMatthew Trueblood2016-05-29
The BP Wayback Machine: Peace, BarryBaseball Prospectus2015-10-20
Transaction Analysis: How the NL Division Winners Got HereBP Staff2015-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: Jack Morris, DRA, and ProgressMatthew Trueblood2015-06-20
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
Wezen-Ball: Black and BlueLarry Granillo2013-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dodgers Go Big for GreinkeSam Miller2012-12-10
Wezen-Ball: The SPBA's Short LifeLarry Granillo2012-11-28
The BP Wayback Machine: The Gift of KuhnSteven Goldman2012-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Four of a Kind: Oakland's AcesDoug Thorburn2012-08-31
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Giants Extend BumgarnerR.J. Anderson2012-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessResearch Mailbag: More Than a MouthfulBradley Ankrom2012-04-12
The BP Wayback Machine: Don Mincher, Part 2David Laurila2012-03-07
The BP Broadside: Fernandomania and LinsanitySteven Goldman2012-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Over/Under-30 All-StarsBen Lindbergh2011-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: Baseball on the OnesKen Funck2011-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: I Saw 'em WhenJay Jaffe2011-02-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Don Mincher, Part IIDavid Laurila2011-01-12
One-Hoppers: Gillick Gains Election, Miller Bloc'd OutJay Jaffe2010-12-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Billy and GeorgeJay Jaffe2010-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Examining The Expansion Era Hall of Fame BallotJay Jaffe2010-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The Young-Huff All-Stars, Part ISteven Goldman2010-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Richard A. JohnsonDavid Laurila2010-10-15
Spinning Yarn: The Glavine LineMike Fast2010-10-14
You Can Blog It Up: The Surly, Hung-Over Billy Martin All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-08-08
You Can Blog It Up: The Happy, Happy Chuck Tanner All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Keep It TogetherJay Jaffe2010-07-02
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: June 14 - June 20Geoff Young2010-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Left WingJoe Sheehan2009-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Royal PainsSteven Goldman2009-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Dark Clouds in ClevelandJohn Perrotto2009-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Gene TenaceDavid Laurila2008-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: I'll Get 'Em Next TimeJim Baker2008-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Keith Lieppman Interview, Part 1Kevin Goldstein2008-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Putting Cys in MotionJim Baker2008-02-01
Prospectus Matchups: TurnoverJim Baker2007-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessJAWS Returns: Cooperstown MusingsJay Jaffe2007-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Barry ZitoMarc Normandin2006-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Early ClincherJim Baker2006-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Gift of KuhnSteven Goldman2006-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Lefty Duos, RevisitedJim Baker2006-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Those Sinister DuosJim Baker2006-03-17
Team Health Reports: Boston Red SoxWill Carroll2005-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Good Fridays PastJim Baker2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Value of HorsesJim Baker2005-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part I: Sparky Was WatchingSteven Goldman2004-02-17
Prospectus Q&A: Ned Colletti, Part IJonah Keri2003-09-15
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-05-19
The Week in Quotes: July 15-21, 2002Derek Zumsteg2002-07-22


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-07-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)John, does the $1m cap before approval of the commissioner's office go back to the Charlie Finley sell-off of 1976? As as Sox fan, I remember being thrilled, if I recall correctly, of getting Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers.
(Tim from DC)
You know your history. It does go back to Rudi and Fingers being sold to the Red Sox and Vida Blue getting sold to the Yankees. All the deal were voided before those players actually played in a game, though they did put on the uniforms of their "new" teams. (John Perrotto)
2009-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mr. Goldman!!! You are the finest in the land. I'm writing because I just found out that Bowie Kuhn was a Knight of Malta and it completely blew my mind. Did you know that? Does it fit in with your conception of Kuhn's politics, or his tenure as commish? And have any other commissioners been members of the SMOM?
(G-MOTA from West of Bumpus, now)
Does that mean that Bowie tried to stop Indiana Jones from getting his hands on the Holy Grail? That would have been just like Bowie. It also explains why he stopped Charlie Finley from trading Vida Blue for the head of John the Baptist. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.