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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
16 3170.3 236 106 10 1956 2.75 37.4
Birth Date10-21-1928
Height5' 10"
Weight178 lbs
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ThrowsL
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
1950 NYA 21 20 12 112.0 76.0 21.3 9 1 1 1 7 2 403 87 39 35 7 114 52 52 2 59 2.81 3.92 4.71 7.5 0.8
1953 NYA 24 32 30 207.0 196.0 6.0 18 6 0 0 21 0 856 187 77 69 13 244 110 110 4 110 3.00 3.97 5.02 9.6 1.1
1954 NYA 25 34 28 210.7 190.0 20.7 16 8 1 1 17 1 873 170 72 66 10 237 101 101 1 125 2.82 3.26 3.72 25.4 2.8
1955 NYA 26 39 33 253.7 240.0 13.7 18 7 2 0 25 2 1024 188 83 74 20 280 113 106 1 137 2.63 3.72 4.27 23.4 2.5
1956 NYA 27 31 30 225.7 224.3 1.3 19 6 1 0 20 2 920 187 70 62 13 264 84 81 4 141 2.47 3.17 4.16 36.0 4.4
1957 NYA 28 24 17 129.3 107.3 22.0 11 5 0 1 10 2 539 114 46 37 10 164 53 50 1 84 2.57 3.36 4.19 7.1 1.0
1958 NYA 29 30 29 219.3 217.7 1.7 14 7 1 0 21 4 872 174 62 49 14 247 62 59 3 145 2.01 2.84 3.86 24.4 3.0
1959 NYA 30 35 29 204.0 193.7 10.3 16 10 1 2 19 1 878 194 82 69 13 262 89 84 1 114 3.04 3.50 4.74 15.5 2.1
1960 NYA 31 33 29 192.7 184.7 8.0 12 9 0 0 15 2 797 168 76 66 15 246 65 60 1 85 3.08 3.56 4.58 13.9 1.5
1961 NYA 32 39 39 283.0 283.0 0.0 25 4 0 0 24 7 1159 242 108 101 23 366 92 89 1 209 3.21 3.07 4.07 36.2 3.7
1962 NYA 33 38 37 257.7 256.7 1.0 17 8 0 0 20 4 1071 243 90 83 22 369 69 68 4 160 2.90 3.23 3.82 38.8 4.6
1963 NYA 34 38 37 269.3 268.3 1.0 24 7 1 0 25 1 1068 240 94 82 26 366 56 53 2 189 2.74 2.96 3.93 25.4 2.4
1964 NYA 35 39 36 244.7 241.7 3.0 17 6 1 0 24 2 996 212 67 58 10 279 57 54 2 172 2.13 2.31 3.49 36.6 4.4
1965 NYA 36 37 36 244.3 244.0 0.3 16 13 1 0 23 4 1000 241 97 88 22 360 50 48 1 162 3.24 2.87 3.99 16.3 2.2
1966 NYA 37 22 9 73.0 51.0 22.0 2 5 0 4 5 0 318 79 33 20 8 122 24 18 0 43 2.47 3.67 4.27 -0.8 0.2
1967 NYA 38 7 7 44.0 44.0 0.0 2 4 0 0 5 0 173 40 11 8 2 54 9 9 0 21 1.64 2.67 3.34 3.0 0.7
Career4984383170.33018.3132.32361061092813412947276611079672283974108610422819562.753.224.12318.437.4

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
1950 NYA MLB 20 12 112.0 4.71 106 .232 .261 .341 .381 .262 .232 97 8.6 0.8 7.5 0.8
1953 NYA MLB 32 30 207.0 5.02 82 .256 .264 .331 .388 .265 .272 95 -0.1 -0.0 9.6 1.1
1954 NYA MLB 34 28 210.7 3.72 109 .229 .259 .330 .379 .257 .252 97 24.2 2.5 25.4 2.8
1955 NYA MLB 39 33 253.7 4.27 102 .221 .254 .327 .374 .255 .223 97 21.2 2.2 23.4 2.5
1956 NYA MLB 31 30 225.7 4.16 110 .227 .260 .338 .387 .262 .257 99 29.3 3.0 36.0 4.4
1957 NYA MLB 24 17 129.3 4.19 95 .245 .251 .320 .367 .256 .267 95 5.9 0.6 7.1 1.0
1958 NYA MLB 30 29 219.3 3.86 106 .216 .248 .312 .373 .253 .247 98 20.2 2.2 24.4 3.0
1959 NYA MLB 35 29 204.0 4.74 89 .252 .254 .323 .385 .259 .274 97 6.9 0.7 15.5 2.1
1960 NYA MLB 33 29 192.7 4.58 93 .241 .255 .323 .381 .260 .242 98 10.9 1.2 13.9 1.5
1961 NYA MLB 39 39 283.0 4.07 107 .231 .257 .328 .393 .260 .263 96 32.7 3.3 36.2 3.7
1962 NYA MLB 38 37 257.7 3.82 111 .242 .257 .322 .395 .260 .271 97 38.9 4.0 38.8 4.6
1963 NYA MLB 38 37 269.3 3.93 99 .241 .245 .306 .374 .259 .270 95 22.4 2.5 25.4 2.4
1964 NYA MLB 39 36 244.7 3.49 111 .226 .243 .308 .376 .257 .268 96 34.1 3.8 36.6 4.4
1965 NYA MLB 37 36 244.3 3.99 96 .254 .243 .307 .369 .258 .286 97 14.6 1.6 16.3 2.2
1966 NYA MLB 22 9 73.0 4.27 85 .289 .239 .303 .366 .254 .292 95 2.1 0.2 -0.8 0.2
1967 NYA MLB 7 7 44.0 3.34 99 .239 .233 .291 .345 .252 .270 90 2.6 0.3 3.0 0.7

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
1950 NYA MLB 9 1 1 20 12 112.0 87 52 59 7 49% .232 7.0 4.2 0.6 4.7 1.24 2.81 7.5 0.8
1953 NYA MLB 18 6 0 32 30 207.0 187 110 110 13 52% .272 8.1 4.8 0.6 4.8 1.43 3.00 9.6 1.1
1954 NYA MLB 16 8 1 34 28 210.7 170 101 125 10 48% .252 7.3 4.3 0.4 5.3 1.29 2.82 25.4 2.8
1955 NYA MLB 18 7 2 39 33 253.7 188 113 137 20 49% .223 6.7 4.0 0.7 4.9 1.19 2.63 23.4 2.5
1956 NYA MLB 19 6 1 31 30 225.7 187 84 141 13 60% .257 7.5 3.4 0.5 5.6 1.20 2.47 36.0 4.4
1957 NYA MLB 11 5 0 24 17 129.3 114 53 84 10 61% .267 7.9 3.7 0.7 5.8 1.29 2.57 7.1 1.0
1958 NYA MLB 14 7 1 30 29 219.3 174 62 145 14 62% .247 7.1 2.5 0.6 5.9 1.08 2.01 24.4 3.0
1959 NYA MLB 16 10 1 35 29 204.0 194 89 114 13 64% .274 8.6 3.9 0.6 5.0 1.39 3.04 15.5 2.1
1960 NYA MLB 12 9 0 33 29 192.7 168 65 85 15 58% .242 7.8 3.0 0.7 4.0 1.21 3.08 13.9 1.5
1961 NYA MLB 25 4 0 39 39 283.0 242 92 209 23 56% .263 7.7 2.9 0.7 6.6 1.18 3.21 36.2 3.7
1962 NYA MLB 17 8 0 38 37 257.7 243 69 160 22 58% .271 8.5 2.4 0.8 5.6 1.21 2.90 38.8 4.6
1963 NYA MLB 24 7 1 38 37 269.3 240 56 189 26 59% .270 8.0 1.9 0.9 6.3 1.10 2.74 25.4 2.4
1964 NYA MLB 17 6 1 39 36 244.7 212 57 172 10 64% .268 7.8 2.1 0.4 6.3 1.10 2.13 36.6 4.4
1965 NYA MLB 16 13 1 37 36 244.3 241 50 162 22 56% .286 8.9 1.8 0.8 6.0 1.19 3.24 16.3 2.2
1966 NYA MLB 2 5 0 22 9 73.0 79 24 43 8 66% .292 9.7 3.0 1.0 5.3 1.41 2.47 -0.8 0.2
1967 NYA MLB 2 4 0 7 7 44.0 40 9 21 2 59% .270 8.2 1.8 0.4 4.3 1.11 1.64 3.0 0.7

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
1966-08-17 1966-10-03 47 39 Left Shoulder Surgery Had To Bypass Clot - Possible Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 1966-08-25 -
1964-11-09 1964-11-09 Off 0 0 Left Arm Surgery Cutting Nerve That Controls Blood Flow 1964-11-09 -

Compensation

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The Lineup Card: Eight World Series Teams that Faded Quickly Baseball Prospectus2013-08-01
Transaction Analysis: Alfonso Soriano Joins the Worst Right-Handed-Hitting Team of All TimeBen Lindbergh2013-07-26
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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Baseball Writer's Biggest SinPeter Abraham2013-07-02
Baseball ProGUESTus: Where the Crazy Closer Comes FromMatthew Callan2013-04-09
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This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: They Move Like Living ThingsGeoff Young2012-09-04
Out of Left Field: The Conundrum of Pitcher RolesMatthew Kory2012-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Cheating Cheaters and Their Awful ExcusesMichael Bates2012-06-13
Research Mailbag: ...Is This Thing On?Bradley Ankrom2012-03-28
The Stats Go Marching In: Exploring Starter ConversionsMax Marchi2012-03-23
The BP Broadside: Jorge Posada and the Third-String YankeesSteven Goldman2012-01-30
Baseball ProGUESTus: When 100 Tiles Meets 27 OutsDiane Firstman2011-10-14
Baseball ProGUESTus: The Dumbing-Down of ScoutingFrankie Piliere2011-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Justin TimeBen Lindbergh2011-08-11
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Yankees' Virgin SpringJay Jaffe2011-06-27
Wezen-Ball: The Passing of a GreatLarry Granillo2011-05-18
Wezen-Ball: "Challenge the Yankees", the boardgameLarry Granillo2011-04-14
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You Can Blog It Up: Ralph Houk Has DiedSteven Goldman2010-07-21
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Controversies #18Steven Goldman2010-05-04
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This article requires BP Premium accessVoting Outcomes: Why the Illusion of a Binary Hall of Fame?Tim Kniker2010-01-07
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Sunday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Moving Forward to RewindJohn Perrotto2008-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Saturday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-02
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Prospectus Matchups: The (Elimination) GamersJim Baker2007-10-19
The Week in Quotes: October 1-7Alex Carnevale2007-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Playoff Health Report, NLWill Carroll2007-10-03
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Ask, and You Shall Be AnsweredJim Baker2006-10-31
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why the concern for the height of starting pitchers, like Carlos Martinez? He is bigger than many HOF starting pitchers like Whitey Ford and Warren Spahn. They were durable, even though they pitched every 4th day, and completed may of their games? Are today's pitchers soft?
(cracker73 from Florida)
I don't think it's all on height. In fact I think little of it is. I think Martinez is a starting pitcher. For a guy like Ventura, he has added weight over the last few years, but he's still a very small-statured guy without a lot of meat on that frame. Even a lot of the shorter starting pitchers that we see today who have mostly held up (Vargas, Cueto to name two of them) have bigger frames despite the height. You won't find many big-league SPs that are Ventura's size, but I still think there's a decent chance to start because everything else works so well. (Jason Cole)


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