Biographical

Portrait of Al Nipper

Al Nipper P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0 0.00
Birth Date4-2-1959
Height6' 0"
Weight188 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1983 BOS MLB 3 2 16.0 17 7 5 0 .276 112 9.6 3.9 0.0 2.8 43% .315 .235 1.50 3.70 2.25 109 4.95 0.0
1984 BOS MLB 29 24 182.7 183 52 84 18 .267 102 9.0 2.6 0.9 4.1 52% .268 .256 1.29 4.08 3.89 103 4.22 1.7
1985 BOS MLB 25 25 162.0 157 82 85 14 .267 104 8.7 4.6 0.8 4.7 53% .273 .265 1.48 4.50 4.06 117 4.59 1.2
1986 BOS MLB 26 26 159.0 186 47 79 24 .269 100 10.5 2.7 1.4 4.5 45% .296 .292 1.47 4.72 5.38 115 4.93 0.8
1987 BOS MLB 30 30 174.0 196 62 89 30 .267 101 10.1 3.2 1.6 4.6 49% .282 .287 1.48 5.28 5.43 116 4.77 1.9
1988 CHN MLB 22 12 80.0 72 34 27 9 .255 104 8.1 3.8 1.0 3.0 44% .236 .268 1.32 4.88 3.04 133 5.28 -0.3
1990 CLE MLB 9 5 24.0 35 19 12 2 .264 96 13.1 7.1 0.8 4.5 39% .367 .348 2.25 5.52 6.75 126 6.63 -0.4
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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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1980 WHV A+ 16 11 85.0 82 49 48 1 .000 8.7 5.2 0.1 5.1 0% .000 .000 1.54 3.23 2.54
1981 WHV A+ 29 26 212.0 191 60 139 3 .000 8.1 2.5 0.1 5.9 0% .000 .000 1.18 2.65 1.70
1982 BRS AA 19 18 115.0 108 45 66 3 .000 8.5 3.5 0.2 5.2 0% .000 .000 1.33 3.31 3.68
1983 BOS MLB 3 2 16.0 17 7 5 0 .276 112 9.6 3.9 0.0 2.8 43% .315 .235 1.50 3.70 2.25
1983 NBR AA 10 9 67.0 46 25 42 3 .000 6.2 3.4 0.4 5.6 0% .000 .000 1.06 3.04 2.82
1983 PAW AAA 18 17 109.3 108 54 58 11 .000 8.9 4.4 0.9 4.8 0% .000 .000 1.48 4.86 4.45
1984 BOS MLB 29 24 182.7 183 52 84 18 .267 102 9.0 2.6 0.9 4.1 52% .268 .256 1.29 4.08 3.89
1985 BOS MLB 25 25 162.0 157 82 85 14 .267 104 8.7 4.6 0.8 4.7 53% .273 .265 1.48 4.50 4.06
1986 BOS MLB 26 26 159.0 186 47 79 24 .269 100 10.5 2.7 1.4 4.5 45% .296 .292 1.47 4.72 5.38
1987 BOS MLB 30 30 174.0 196 62 89 30 .267 101 10.1 3.2 1.6 4.6 49% .282 .287 1.48 5.28 5.43
1988 CHN MLB 22 12 80.0 72 34 27 9 .255 104 8.1 3.8 1.0 3.0 44% .236 .268 1.32 4.88 3.04
1990 CLE MLB 9 5 24.0 35 19 12 2 .264 96 13.1 7.1 0.8 4.5 39% .367 .348 2.25 5.52 6.75
1990 CSP AAA 17 16 89.3 80 56 47 6 .000 8.1 5.6 0.6 4.7 0% .000 .000 1.52 5.27 4.74
1991 LOU AAA 5 5 28.3 36 9 10 3 .000 11.4 2.9 1.0 3.2 0% .000 .000 1.59 4.75 5.72

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
1988-08-12 1988-10-03 52 50 Right Elbow Strain -
1988-05-25 1988-06-24 30 27 Right Elbow Strain - -
1987-07-20 1987-08-14 25 21 - Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1986-05-18 1986-06-25 38 34 Right Knee Laceration - -
1985-08-02 1985-08-12 DTD 10 8 Right Elbow Soreness - -
1985-07-12 1985-07-21 DTD 9 6 - Low Back Soreness - -
1985-04-02 1985-04-17 15-DL 15 7 - General Medical Ulcers - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Overthinking It: The Best of Baseball's New Old VideosBen Lindbergh2013-02-25
The BP Broadside: David Cone, All Is ForgivenSteven Goldman2011-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Back for MoreJohn Perrotto2010-10-27
Seidnotes: Livan La Vida LocaEric Seidman2010-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: He Should Have Picked LeeSteven Goldman2009-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Paul ByrdDavid Laurila2008-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Cla MeredithDavid Laurila2008-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Mike HazenDavid Laurila2007-11-28
Transaction Analysis: June 18-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Xavier Nady any kind of positive for the Cubs? Sad that adding a 4th outfielder is possibly the triumphant move of the off-season.
(Leroy Brown from Downtown)
That's if he can stay healthy, a big if, but at least he's potentially an upgrade on Reed Johnson. And the latter part... wasn't that what we could say about signing Marlon Byrd? I suppose there's the loudly trumpeted Pyrrhic victory of making Milton Bradley go away, but Carlos Silva's going to make people miss Al Nipper. (Christina Kahrl)


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