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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
15 2623 193 128 13 985 4.04
Birth Date2-2-1908
Height6' 2"
Weight195 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
1927 CLE 19 1 0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 3 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 27.00 9.06 0.00 0.0 0.0
1928 CLE 20 2 2 16.0 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 67 15 5 4 0 0 5 5 0 4 2.25 3.47 0.00 0.0 0.0
1929 CLE 21 43 25 242.7 0.0 0.0 21 10 5 0 0 0 1061 256 112 97 7 0 109 109 3 100 3.60 3.95 0.00 0.0 0.0
1930 CLE 22 43 35 296.7 0.0 0.0 25 13 3 0 0 0 1274 299 141 109 14 0 106 106 0 143 3.31 4.17 0.00 0.0 0.0
1931 CLE 23 40 35 276.3 0.0 0.0 22 12 3 0 0 0 1227 276 134 115 9 0 130 130 3 123 3.75 4.23 0.00 0.0 0.0
1932 CLE 24 38 34 287.7 0.0 0.0 23 13 1 0 0 0 1244 299 141 117 17 0 104 104 0 105 3.66 4.25 0.00 0.0 0.0
1933 CLE 25 28 26 201.0 0.0 0.0 11 12 0 0 0 0 886 225 108 94 8 0 70 70 2 41 4.21 4.21 0.00 0.0 0.0
1934 BOS 26 26 23 181.0 0.0 0.0 14 5 1 0 0 0 785 205 87 73 4 0 49 49 0 67 3.63 3.51 0.00 0.0 0.0
1935 BOS 27 41 38 322.3 0.0 0.0 25 14 0 0 0 0 1391 336 149 126 16 0 108 108 3 110 3.52 4.09 0.00 0.0 0.0
1936 BOS 28 39 38 301.0 0.0 0.0 20 15 0 0 0 0 1341 330 160 140 11 0 119 119 6 106 4.19 4.51 0.00 0.0 0.0
1937 BOS 29 12 11 73.3 0.0 0.0 3 6 0 0 0 0 357 111 66 62 14 0 34 34 1 31 7.61 6.19 0.00 0.0 0.0
1937 WS1 29 25 24 207.7 0.0 0.0 11 13 0 0 0 0 909 214 111 91 11 0 88 88 2 92 3.94 4.23 0.00 0.0 0.0
1938 NYA 30 5 4 30.0 0.0 0.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 154 52 33 27 6 0 18 18 0 7 8.10 7.05 0.00 0.0 0.0
1938 WS1 30 23 22 149.0 0.0 0.0 13 8 0 0 0 0 694 193 111 98 12 0 68 68 1 36 5.92 5.07 0.00 0.0 0.0
1939 NYA 31 3 3 19.3 0.0 0.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 85 14 10 10 2 0 17 17 0 6 4.66 6.49 0.00 0.0 0.0
1940 BRO 32 1 0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 4 3 3 0 0 4 4 1 4 6.75 4.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
1941 BSN 33 4 3 14.0 0.0 0.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 64 13 8 8 1 0 9 9 1 10 5.14 4.21 0.00 0.0 0.0
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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
1927 CLE MLB 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 CLE MLB 2 2 16.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 CLE MLB 43 25 242.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 CLE MLB 43 35 296.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1931 CLE MLB 40 35 276.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 CLE MLB 38 34 287.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 CLE MLB 28 26 201.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 BOS MLB 26 23 181.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 BOS MLB 41 38 322.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 BOS MLB 39 38 301.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 BOS MLB 12 11 73.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 WS1 MLB 25 24 207.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .284 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 NYA MLB 5 4 30.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .374 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 WS1 MLB 23 22 149.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1939 NYA MLB 3 3 19.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1940 BRO MLB 1 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1941 BSN MLB 4 3 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1927 CLE MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 3 2 0 0 0% .500 27.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 5.00 27.00 0.0 0.0
1928 CLE MLB 0 2 0 2 2 16.0 15 5 4 0 0% .259 8.4 2.8 0.0 2.2 1.25 2.25 0.0 0.0
1929 CLE MLB 21 10 5 43 25 242.7 256 109 100 7 0% .296 9.5 4.0 0.3 3.7 1.50 3.60 0.0 0.0
1930 CLE MLB 25 13 3 43 35 296.7 299 106 143 14 0% .282 9.1 3.2 0.4 4.3 1.37 3.31 0.0 0.0
1931 CLE MLB 22 12 3 40 35 276.3 276 130 123 9 0% .278 9.0 4.2 0.3 4.0 1.47 3.75 0.0 0.0
1932 CLE MLB 23 13 1 38 34 287.7 299 104 105 17 0% .277 9.4 3.3 0.5 3.3 1.40 3.66 0.0 0.0
1933 CLE MLB 11 12 0 28 26 201.0 225 70 41 8 0% .284 10.1 3.1 0.4 1.8 1.47 4.21 0.0 0.0
1934 BOS MLB 14 5 1 26 23 181.0 205 49 67 4 0% .302 10.2 2.4 0.2 3.3 1.40 3.63 0.0 0.0
1935 BOS MLB 25 14 0 41 38 322.3 336 108 110 16 0% .277 9.4 3.0 0.4 3.1 1.38 3.52 0.0 0.0
1936 BOS MLB 20 15 0 39 38 301.0 330 119 106 11 0% .290 9.9 3.6 0.3 3.2 1.49 4.19 0.0 0.0
1937 WS1 MLB 11 13 0 25 24 207.7 214 88 92 11 0% .284 9.3 3.8 0.5 4.0 1.45 3.94 0.0 0.0
1937 BOS MLB 3 6 0 12 11 73.3 111 34 31 14 0% .350 13.6 4.2 1.7 3.8 1.98 7.61 0.0 0.0
1938 NYA MLB 2 2 0 5 4 30.0 52 18 7 6 0% .374 15.6 5.4 1.8 2.1 2.33 8.10 0.0 0.0
1938 WS1 MLB 13 8 0 23 22 149.0 193 68 36 12 0% .314 11.7 4.1 0.7 2.2 1.75 5.92 0.0 0.0
1939 NYA MLB 1 2 0 3 3 19.3 14 17 6 2 0% .200 6.5 7.9 0.9 2.8 1.60 4.66 0.0 0.0
1940 BRO MLB 0 0 0 1 0 4.0 4 4 4 0 0% .333 9.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 2.00 6.75 0.0 0.0
1941 BSN MLB 2 1 0 4 3 14.0 13 9 10 1 0% .279 8.4 5.8 0.6 6.4 1.57 5.14 0.0 0.0

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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BP Articles

Wes Ferrell is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The Lineup Card: 13 Pitcher Injuries We Wish We Could UndoBaseball Prospectus2014-05-28
Wezen-Ball: The Winter Photo TraditionLarry Granillo2012-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Hitting Pitchers and Some Who Couldn'tBob Hertzel2010-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Don't Call it the Veterans' CommitteeJay Jaffe2010-07-28
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Notes #1Steven Goldman2010-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Bleeding Edge of a Whole New Hall GameJay Jaffe2008-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Winter MeetingsJohn Perrotto2008-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 2Clay Davenport2008-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 2Steven Goldman2008-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 1Clay Davenport2008-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: A Guide to the New Veterans Committee Ballot, Part 1Steven Goldman2008-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Livan Hernandez Makes the ListSteven Goldman2008-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The 2008 Transient All-Star TeamJim Baker2008-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Having a BallJay Jaffe2008-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: TandemoniumJay Jaffe2008-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Voting Oddities and Reinventing the Iron ManJim Baker2007-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Micah OwingsJim Baker2007-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Milestoners and the New New Veterans CommitteeJay Jaffe2007-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Pete PalmerDavid Laurila2007-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessGrumpy Old Men: JAWS Tackles the Veterans Committee BallotJay Jaffe2007-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Definition of InsanitySteven Goldman2006-09-29
This article requires BP Premium access2006--Setting the Stage: Pack Your Bag WellJay Jaffe2006-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Objective Hall of Fame: Part Five, 1947-1950Clay Davenport2005-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Veterans Committee Ballot: JAWS Chews on the EligiblesJay Jaffe2005-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Chasing Wes FerrellRany Jazayerli2004-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Problems in Red Sox Management: A Tourist's GuideSteven Goldman2004-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessCross Your Fingers: Cautionary Tales From the Second Base Trade Logs, Part IISteven Goldman2003-07-18
Prospectus Feature: 2003 IHOF Veterans Committee ResultsNeal Traven2003-02-26
Aim For The Head: Expected vs. Actual WinsKeith Woolner2001-05-16
Aim For The Head: Good-hitting PitchersKeith Woolner2001-05-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Other than Blyleven, which pitchers do you feel are/were snubbed for the Hall? Morris? The various relievers? Someone I'm missing?
(strupp from madison)
Wes Ferrell's got a good case as far as the Vet Committee goes. Lee Smith has a decent case among the relievers. Morris didn't come close to preventing enough runs to merit further consideration.

The real cases that get me going are among the non-300 winners upcoming, the aforementioned Smoltz, Schilling, Mussina, Martinez contingent. I think all of them should be in when the time comes, but I'm not sure the electorate will see it that way. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any pre-WWII players you're cheering for in the Veterans Committee process?
(BL from Bozeman)
When the VC ballot came around in December I took a look via JAWS (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=8353) and among the pre-WWII players I came up with Bill Dahlen, Wes Ferrell and Bucky Walters as Hallworthy. I'd particularly like to see the first two get in sooner or later. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtablePerhaps because it doesn't work both ways. We're smart enough now to know that the Hafeys and Averills got pushed into the Hall because of inflated 20s and 30s stats, but that knowledge doesn't give Wes Ferrell a boost in. Similarly, it may punish Helton but doesn't diminish Koufax much. (Steven Goldman)