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Portrait of Jim Konstanty

Jim Konstanty PPhillies

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
11 945.7 66 48 74 268 3.46
Birth Date3-2-1917
Height6' 1"
Weight202 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1944 CIN 27 20 12 112.7 0.0 0.0 6 4 0 0 0 0 468 113 46 35 11 0 33 33 1 19 2.80 4.37 0.00 0.0 0.0
1946 BSN 29 10 1 15.3 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 67 17 9 9 2 0 7 7 0 9 5.28 4.21 0.00 0.0 0.0
1948 PHI 31 6 0 9.7 0.0 0.0 1 0 2 0 0 0 33 7 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 7 0.93 1.74 0.00 0.0 0.0
1949 PHI 32 53 0 97.0 0.0 0.0 9 5 7 0 0 0 386 98 38 35 9 0 29 29 1 43 3.25 3.77 0.00 0.0 0.0
1950 PHI 33 74 0 152.0 0.0 138.7 16 7 22 4 2 0 550 108 51 45 11 155 50 50 0 56 2.66 3.65 4.79 2.5 -0.2
1951 PHI 34 58 1 115.7 5.0 92.3 4 11 9 7 1 0 412 127 58 52 9 146 31 31 0 27 4.05 3.73 4.75 -0.3 -0.0
1952 PHI 35 42 2 80.0 17.0 53.3 5 3 6 2 1 1 299 87 44 35 9 115 21 21 0 16 3.94 4.27 5.27 -6.2 -0.7
1953 PHI 36 48 19 170.7 94.0 42.3 14 10 5 3 6 2 590 198 90 84 18 251 42 42 3 45 4.43 4.25 5.61 0.3 0.1
1954 NYA 37 9 0 18.3 0.0 16.7 1 1 2 0 0 0 64 11 2 2 0 13 6 6 0 3 0.98 3.03 4.64 -0.7 -0.1
1954 PHI 37 33 1 50.3 4.0 41.7 2 3 3 3 0 0 199 62 27 21 7 102 12 12 0 11 3.75 4.50 5.86 -4.9 -0.5
1955 NYA 38 45 0 73.7 0.0 73.7 7 2 11 6 0 0 311 68 28 19 5 92 24 22 0 19 2.32 3.77 4.31 6.6 0.6
1956 NYA 39 8 0 11.0 0.0 11.0 0 0 2 1 0 0 53 15 6 6 3 28 6 6 0 6 4.91 6.60 7.25 -2.3 -0.3
1956 SLN 39 27 0 39.3 0.0 39.3 1 1 5 0 0 0 167 46 20 20 4 71 6 5 0 7 4.58 3.66 3.84 4.6 0.4
Career43336945.7120.0509.06648742610335999574203648897326926652683.463.985.02-0.4-0.7

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
1944 CIN MLB 20 12 112.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .252 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1946 BSN MLB 10 1 15.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1948 PHI MLB 6 0 9.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1949 PHI MLB 53 0 97.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1950 PHI MLB 74 0 152.0 4.79 97 .217 .261 .332 .404 .264 .200 97 6.0 0.6 2.5 -0.2
1951 PHI MLB 58 1 115.7 4.75 88 .273 .263 .332 .396 .271 .273 95 0.5 0.0 -0.3 -0.0
1952 PHI MLB 42 2 80.0 5.27 66 .282 .249 .315 .376 .267 .253 94 -5.8 -0.6 -6.2 -0.7
1953 PHI MLB 48 19 170.7 5.61 81 .286 .266 .331 .418 .272 .289 96 -1.5 -0.2 0.3 0.1
1954 NYA MLB 9 0 18.3 4.64 85 .191 .257 .327 .367 .253 .196 96 -0.2 -0.0 -0.7 -0.1
1954 PHI MLB 33 1 50.3 5.86 70 .309 .267 .335 .413 .270 .302 97 -3.3 -0.3 -4.9 -0.5
1955 NYA MLB 45 0 73.7 4.31 103 .239 .266 .343 .386 .265 .241 99 6.2 0.6 6.6 0.6
1956 NYA MLB 8 0 11.0 7.25 42 .330 .261 .339 .379 .258 .316 98 -2.0 -0.2 -2.3 -0.3
1956 SLN MLB 27 0 39.3 3.84 113 .264 .248 .307 .385 .249 .280 103 5.0 0.5 4.6 0.4

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
1944 CIN MLB 6 4 0 20 12 112.7 113 33 19 11 0% .252 9.0 2.6 0.9 1.5 1.30 2.80 0.0 0.0
1946 BSN MLB 0 1 0 10 1 15.3 17 7 9 2 0% .306 10.0 4.1 1.2 5.3 1.57 5.28 0.0 0.0
1948 PHI MLB 1 0 2 6 0 9.7 7 2 7 0 0% .292 6.5 1.9 0.0 6.5 0.93 0.93 0.0 0.0
1949 PHI MLB 9 5 7 53 0 97.0 98 29 43 9 0% .293 9.1 2.7 0.8 4.0 1.31 3.25 0.0 0.0
1950 PHI MLB 16 7 22 74 0 152.0 108 50 56 11 49% .200 6.4 3.0 0.7 3.3 1.04 2.66 2.5 -0.2
1951 PHI MLB 4 11 9 58 1 115.7 127 31 27 9 47% .273 9.9 2.4 0.7 2.1 1.37 4.05 -0.3 -0.0
1952 PHI MLB 5 3 6 42 2 80.0 87 21 16 9 54% .253 9.8 2.4 1.0 1.8 1.35 3.94 -6.2 -0.7
1953 PHI MLB 14 10 5 48 19 170.7 198 42 45 18 48% .289 10.4 2.2 0.9 2.4 1.41 4.43 0.3 0.1
1954 NYA MLB 1 1 2 9 0 18.3 11 6 3 0 41% .196 5.4 2.9 0.0 1.5 0.93 0.98 -0.7 -0.1
1954 PHI MLB 2 3 3 33 1 50.3 62 12 11 7 55% .302 11.1 2.1 1.3 2.0 1.47 3.75 -4.9 -0.5
1955 NYA MLB 7 2 11 45 0 73.7 68 24 19 5 48% .241 8.3 2.9 0.6 2.3 1.25 2.32 6.6 0.6
1956 NYA MLB 0 0 2 8 0 11.0 15 6 6 3 27% .316 12.3 4.9 2.5 4.9 1.91 4.91 -2.3 -0.3
1956 SLN MLB 1 1 5 27 0 39.3 46 6 7 4 36% .280 10.5 1.4 0.9 1.6 1.32 4.58 4.6 0.4

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

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  Title Author Date
Baseball ProGUESTus: Where the Crazy Closer Comes FromMatthew Callan2013-04-09
BP Unfiltered: MVPs Who Weren't All-StarsBen Lindbergh2012-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWorld Series Prospectus: Yankees versus Phillies PreviewJay Jaffe2009-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1915, the Year of NothingSteven Goldman2008-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Drowning in DramaSteven Goldman2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 3Steven Goldman2007-11-12


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Didn't expect to see Joba's name in the news this morning...Joel Sherman blames A-Rod, Mike Francesa probably knew this would happen when the Yanks made him a starter. Speaking of bullpens, do you ever see the pendulum swinging back and managers using their best reliever when the game is on the line instead of saving him for that ninth inning save that never comes?
(rich from nj)
Yes, I do, but I can't tell you exactly when it will happen. As with almost all strategic innovations (or, in this case, rediscoveries) it takes a manager having the guts to try it and succeeding with it. Then the inevitable imitators come along and suddenly you have a trend. A frequently-cited example involves Casey Stengel. When he started platooning with the Yankees, more ignorant types said he had invented the practice. Of course he hadn't. He himself had been platooned going back to the 1910s, and players were platooned years before he was. It's just that the practice had fallen into disrepute because players hated it and the statistical basis for it didn't exist - but once Casey tried it and won, it came back into the game's statistical vocabulary. Similarly, when Joe Page had big years in 1947 and 1949, and Jim Konstanty for the Phillies in 1950, suddenly folks began to cotton to the idea of relief aces. Of course, that wasn't really anything new either. (Steven Goldman)


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