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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
14 518 3432 209 166 6 2.95 67.6
Birth Date7-23-1936
Height6' 5"
Weight190 lbs
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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 WARP
1956 BRO MLB 25 12 99.0 5 5 0 95 31 55 9 .251 102 8.6 2.8 0.8 5.0 48% .273 .237 1.27 3.33 2.64 94 4.36 1.0
1957 BRO MLB 34 29 221.0 17 9 0 197 61 148 17 .262 104 8.0 2.5 0.7 6.0 52% .265 .233 1.17 3.10 2.69 74 3.28 4.6
1958 LAN MLB 44 29 211.7 12 13 0 214 72 131 21 .269 102 9.1 3.1 0.9 5.6 48% .286 .266 1.35 3.78 4.17 93 4.40 1.7
1959 LAN MLB 44 36 270.7 17 13 2 237 93 242 26 .267 101 7.9 3.1 0.9 8.0 47% .277 .239 1.22 3.31 3.46 75 3.19 6.3
1960 LAN MLB 41 36 269.0 15 14 2 214 72 246 27 .259 99 7.2 2.4 0.9 8.2 48% .257 .230 1.06 3.04 2.84 62 2.51 8.2
1961 LAN MLB 40 37 244.0 13 10 0 236 83 182 29 .259 99 8.7 3.1 1.1 6.7 48% .282 .256 1.31 3.98 3.69 88 3.87 4.2
1962 LAN MLB 43 41 314.3 25 9 1 272 78 232 21 .264 96 7.8 2.2 0.6 6.6 45% .265 .232 1.11 2.96 2.83 76 3.01 8.4
1963 LAN MLB 42 42 315.3 19 17 0 287 57 251 25 .258 90 8.2 1.6 0.7 7.2 49% .284 .245 1.09 2.57 2.63 70 2.68 7.8
1964 LAN MLB 40 40 321.3 18 16 0 242 68 237 15 .258 90 6.8 1.9 0.4 6.6 46% .243 .214 0.96 2.61 2.18 78 3.03 7.0
1965 LAN MLB 44 42 308.3 23 12 1 270 66 210 30 .258 91 7.9 1.9 0.9 6.1 53% .254 .256 1.09 3.30 2.77 85 3.05 6.2
1966 LAN MLB 40 40 273.7 13 16 0 279 45 177 21 .267 92 9.2 1.5 0.7 5.8 57% .295 .258 1.18 3.06 3.42 82 3.45 4.2
1967 LAN MLB 38 38 282.0 13 16 0 269 60 196 19 .263 92 8.6 1.9 0.6 6.3 55% .288 .259 1.17 2.87 2.74 81 2.80 5.6
1968 LAN MLB 31 31 239.0 14 12 0 201 56 155 11 .259 83 7.6 2.1 0.4 5.8 56% .260 .233 1.08 2.70 2.15 87 3.08 2.7
1969 LAN MLB 12 12 62.7 5 4 0 71 13 24 9 .262 96 10.2 1.9 1.3 3.4 55% .283 .293 1.34 4.48 4.45 113 4.95 -0.2
CareerMLB5184653432.0209166630848552486280.261958.12.20.76.550%.272.2441.153.112.95803.2267.6

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
1956 BRO MLB 25 12 99.0 5 5 0 95 31 55 9 .251 102 8.6 2.8 0.8 5.0 48% .273 .237 1.27 3.33 2.64
1957 BRO MLB 34 29 221.0 17 9 0 197 61 148 17 .262 104 8.0 2.5 0.7 6.0 52% .265 .233 1.17 3.10 2.69
1958 LAN MLB 44 29 211.7 12 13 0 214 72 131 21 .269 102 9.1 3.1 0.9 5.6 48% .286 .266 1.35 3.78 4.17
1959 LAN MLB 44 36 270.7 17 13 2 237 93 242 26 .267 101 7.9 3.1 0.9 8.0 47% .277 .239 1.22 3.31 3.46
1960 LAN MLB 41 36 269.0 15 14 2 214 72 246 27 .259 99 7.2 2.4 0.9 8.2 48% .257 .230 1.06 3.04 2.84
1961 LAN MLB 40 37 244.0 13 10 0 236 83 182 29 .259 99 8.7 3.1 1.1 6.7 48% .282 .256 1.31 3.98 3.69
1962 LAN MLB 43 41 314.3 25 9 1 272 78 232 21 .264 96 7.8 2.2 0.6 6.6 45% .265 .232 1.11 2.96 2.83
1963 LAN MLB 42 42 315.3 19 17 0 287 57 251 25 .258 90 8.2 1.6 0.7 7.2 49% .284 .245 1.09 2.57 2.63
1964 LAN MLB 40 40 321.3 18 16 0 242 68 237 15 .258 90 6.8 1.9 0.4 6.6 46% .243 .214 0.96 2.61 2.18
1965 LAN MLB 44 42 308.3 23 12 1 270 66 210 30 .258 91 7.9 1.9 0.9 6.1 53% .254 .256 1.09 3.30 2.77
1966 LAN MLB 40 40 273.7 13 16 0 279 45 177 21 .267 92 9.2 1.5 0.7 5.8 57% .295 .258 1.18 3.06 3.42
1967 LAN MLB 38 38 282.0 13 16 0 269 60 196 19 .263 92 8.6 1.9 0.6 6.3 55% .288 .259 1.17 2.87 2.74
1968 LAN MLB 31 31 239.0 14 12 0 201 56 155 11 .259 83 7.6 2.1 0.4 5.8 56% .260 .233 1.08 2.70 2.15
1969 LAN MLB 12 12 62.7 5 4 0 71 13 24 9 .262 96 10.2 1.9 1.3 3.4 55% .283 .293 1.34 4.48 4.45

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
1969-08-06 1969-08-12 DTD 6 6 Right Shoulder Soreness Caused Retired - -
1969-07-04 1969-07-27 DTD 23 21 Right Shoulder Strain Recurrence of Pain Likely Rotator Cuff - -
1969-04-23 1969-06-15 53 44 Right Shoulder Strain Possible Rotator Cuff Based on Referred Pain - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

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Pebble Hunting: Change The Minimum-Innings Threshold, DangitSam Miller2016-06-16
Caught Looking: On 'The Body As Commodity'Michael Wenz2016-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 20, 2015Ian Frazer2015-07-20
Prospectus Feature: Assessing Barry Bonds' Collusion CaseEugene Freedman2015-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Chris Sale's RevengeChris Mosch2014-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessThe View from the Loge Level: Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers Pitching TraditionDaron Sutton2014-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Hall of Fame Inductees 1980-89Doug Thorburn2014-01-17
The BP Wayback Machine: The Old You're In, You're OutJoe Sheehan2014-01-10
Internet Baseball Awards: NL Pitcher of the YearChris Mosch2013-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Boston, Xander Bogaerts, and the Return of Ultra-Young Talent Ben Lindbergh2013-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Moving Beyond the Super TwoBret Sayre2013-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: They Took Their TurnGeoff Young2013-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Pacific SurflinerGeoff Young2013-01-22
108 Stitches: A Chat with Earl WeaverDan Evans2013-01-21
Baseball ProGUESTus: Marathon Men: When the '58 Giants and Dodgers Played Nine in a RowJeff Polman2012-11-06
Wezen-Ball: Tommy Westphall's Baseball UniverseLarry Granillo2012-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Bundy DilemmaKevin Goldstein2012-08-15
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
Inside The Park: Farewell to a PhenomBradford Doolittle2012-05-21
Wezen-Ball: Ballplayers and the Women who Love ThemLarry Granillo2012-05-16
The Lineup Card: 9 World Series Heroes: The Year AfterBaseball Prospectus2011-11-03
The BP Wayback Machine: Beautiful Theories and Ugly FactsDan Fox2011-08-04
Wezen-Ball: 1989's Record BreakersLarry Granillo2011-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Over/Under-30 All-StarsBen Lindbergh2011-05-19
Between The Numbers: Good Days for DebutsJeremy Greenhouse2011-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Don Mincher, Part IIDavid Laurila2011-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Blyleven in '11 and Other Tales from the BallotJay Jaffe2011-01-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: No Shortage of Quality ShortstopsJay Jaffe2010-12-29
Spinning Yarn: The Glavine LineMike Fast2010-10-14
Prospectus Q&A: Dave Niehaus and Rick RizzsDavid Laurila2010-09-10
One-Hoppers: Pitching in at the PlateBen Lindbergh2010-07-19
The Week in Quotes: July 12-18Alex Carnevale2010-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Tom Glavine Jay Jaffe2010-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL MovesChristina Kahrl2010-02-05
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hawk, Rock, and a Couple of ShocksJay Jaffe2010-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Don't Fence Me InSteven Goldman2009-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Outside and Looking InJohn Perrotto2009-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Ladies and Gentlemen, Tonight's Feature Presentation...Joe Sheehan2009-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Stress TestsNate Silver2009-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Curt Schilling Bows OutJoe Sheehan2009-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Protracting the ProcessJay Jaffe2009-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Cubby QuartetChristina Kahrl2009-01-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Old You're In, You're OutJoe Sheehan2008-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Rico CartyCarlos J. Lugo2008-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Schilling in HistoryJoe Sheehan2008-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-21
Lies, Damned Lies: Evaluating Pitcher HittingNate Silver2008-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part TwoJay Jaffe2008-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part OneJay Jaffe2008-05-07
Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-01
UTK Wrap: Red and GreenWill Carroll2008-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Topping the Twins?Steven Goldman2008-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Putting Cys in MotionJim Baker2008-02-01
Prospectus Hit and Run: PEDs and DiscontentJay Jaffe2008-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Dissecting the 2008 Hall of Fame VoteJay Jaffe2008-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 3Steven Goldman2007-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Passing the BuchholzJay Jaffe2007-08-24
Prospectus Q&A: Tom AllisonDavid Laurila2007-06-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPositional Health Reports: Starting Pitchers, Part OneWill Carroll2007-02-22
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This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Strike Zones, Trilobites, and a Vicious CycleDan Fox2006-05-11
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This article requires BP Premium access2006--Setting the Stage: Pack Your Bag WellJay Jaffe2006-03-30
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The King?Joe Sheehan2005-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Balking At WalksJim Baker2005-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Trivia Manufactured While You WaitJim Baker2005-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Into the MailbagJoe Sheehan2004-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Against the WallJim Baker2004-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Dodging CheckmateJim Baker2004-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: A Whole Different BallgameNate Silver2003-07-02
Aim For The Head: Expected vs. Actual WinsKeith Woolner2001-05-16


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-03-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How is it that pitchers regularly threw over 300 innings 30 years ago but now 200 is considered a "ceiling?"
(Kevin from LA)
Easy. Five-man rotation. Don Drysdale threw 300 over 42 starts in 65. CC Sabathia got 250 on 35 and he only got that many because he was going on "short rest" a couple times. A four-man rotation would give us a lot more 200 inning guys and get rid of the lousy fifth starters. The *ONLY* argument against four-man is fatigue and it can be designed in a way that would actually reduce fatigue. I used to say some team would try it and get a big advantage. I'm less sure now that it will happen again, but there's no good reason why. (Will Carroll)


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