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Portrait of John Wetteland

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 765 48 45 330 804 2.93 14.3
Birth Date8-21-1966
Height6' 2"
Weight195 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
1989 LAN MLB 31 12 102.7 81 34 96 8 .253 96 7.1 3.0 0.7 8.4 35% .267 .226 1.12 2.80 3.77 81 3.88 1.3
1990 LAN MLB 22 5 43.0 44 17 36 6 .256 96 9.2 3.6 1.3 7.5 47% .299 .279 1.42 4.41 4.81 99 5.57 -0.3
1991 LAN MLB 6 0 9.0 5 3 9 0 .239 109 5.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 35% .217 .195 0.89 2.13 0.00 92 1.50 0.4
1992 MON MLB 67 0 83.3 64 36 99 6 .263 99 6.9 3.9 0.6 10.7 41% .287 .230 1.20 2.78 2.92 66 2.92 1.8
1993 MON MLB 70 0 85.3 58 28 113 3 .269 93 6.1 3.0 0.3 11.9 34% .278 .207 1.01 1.84 1.37 46 2.71 2.4
1994 MON MLB 52 0 63.7 46 21 68 5 .263 100 6.5 3.0 0.7 9.6 40% .250 .211 1.05 3.08 2.83 69 3.25 1.6
1995 NYA MLB 60 0 61.3 40 14 66 6 .262 102 5.9 2.1 0.9 9.7 33% .231 .188 0.88 2.94 2.93 58 2.81 1.7
1996 NYA MLB 62 0 63.7 54 21 69 9 .270 100 7.6 3.0 1.3 9.8 36% .271 .237 1.18 3.91 2.83 66 3.64 1.3
1997 TEX MLB 61 0 65.0 43 21 63 5 .268 108 6.0 2.9 0.7 8.7 39% .224 .188 0.98 3.18 1.94 72 2.68 1.9
1998 TEX MLB 63 0 62.0 47 14 72 6 .266 108 6.8 2.0 0.9 10.5 39% .261 .194 0.98 2.83 2.03 57 2.37 2.0
1999 TEX MLB 62 0 66.0 67 19 60 9 .262 104 9.1 2.6 1.2 8.2 32% .301 .245 1.30 4.02 3.68 77 4.33 0.9
2000 TEX MLB 62 0 60.0 67 24 53 10 .270 101 10.1 3.6 1.5 8.0 45% .317 .274 1.52 4.92 4.20 84 5.26 0.3
CareerMLB61817765.061625280473.2631007.23.00.99.538%.272.2241.133.212.93703.5115.4

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1989 LAN MLB 31 12 102.7 81 34 96 8 .253 96 7.1 3.0 0.7 8.4 35% .267 .226 1.12 2.80 3.77
1990 LAN MLB 22 5 43.0 44 17 36 6 .256 96 9.2 3.6 1.3 7.5 47% .299 .279 1.42 4.41 4.81
1991 LAN MLB 6 0 9.0 5 3 9 0 .239 109 5.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 35% .217 .195 0.89 2.13 0.00
1992 MON MLB 67 0 83.3 64 36 99 6 .263 99 6.9 3.9 0.6 10.7 41% .287 .230 1.20 2.78 2.92
1993 MON MLB 70 0 85.3 58 28 113 3 .269 93 6.1 3.0 0.3 11.9 34% .278 .207 1.01 1.84 1.37
1994 MON MLB 52 0 63.7 46 21 68 5 .263 100 6.5 3.0 0.7 9.6 40% .250 .211 1.05 3.08 2.83
1995 NYA MLB 60 0 61.3 40 14 66 6 .262 102 5.9 2.1 0.9 9.7 33% .231 .188 0.88 2.94 2.93
1996 NYA MLB 62 0 63.7 54 21 69 9 .270 100 7.6 3.0 1.3 9.8 36% .271 .237 1.18 3.91 2.83
1997 TEX MLB 61 0 65.0 43 21 63 5 .268 108 6.0 2.9 0.7 8.7 39% .224 .188 0.98 3.18 1.94
1998 TEX MLB 63 0 62.0 47 14 72 6 .266 108 6.8 2.0 0.9 10.5 39% .261 .194 0.98 2.83 2.03
1999 TEX MLB 62 0 66.0 67 19 60 9 .262 104 9.1 2.6 1.2 8.2 32% .301 .245 1.30 4.02 3.68
2000 TEX MLB 62 0 60.0 67 24 53 10 .270 101 10.1 3.6 1.5 8.0 45% .317 .274 1.52 4.92 4.20

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
1996-08-13 1996-09-07 15-DL 25 23 Right Groin Strain - -
1994-04-18 1994-05-04 15-DL 16 14 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1993-04-05 1993-04-25 15-DL 20 17 Right Recovery From Fracture Big Toe - -
1993-03-06 1993-04-05 Camp 30 0 Right Fracture Big Toe - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2000 TEX $6,250,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$6,250,000
1 yrTotal$6,250,000

 

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BP Articles

John Wetteland is referenced in the following articles.

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Pebble Hunting: The Gospel According to BaseballSam Miller2015-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball's Seven Wonders: Mariano Rivera's Postseason PerformanceSam Miller2014-01-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: World Series Game Six Preview: Cardinals at Red SoxBret Sayre2013-10-30
The BP Wayback Machine: New Ways to Spell ReliefJoe Sheehan2013-10-14
The Lineup Card: Nine of Our Favorite Moments Involving Retiring PlayersBaseball Prospectus2013-09-25
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Could the All-Bullpen Approach Actually Work?Russell A. Carleton2013-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Ranking RiveraBen Lindbergh2013-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Shaving an IconMichael Bates2012-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat Scouts Are Saying: Not Always the Cruelest MonthKevin Goldstein2012-05-03
The BP Broadside: The Kid's Biggest MomentSteven Goldman2012-02-17
The BP Wayback Machine: When Good GMs Go BadJonah Keri2011-11-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dan Duquette Lands in BaltimoreR.J. Anderson2011-11-07
Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Mariano RiveraLarry Granillo2011-09-22
The BP Broadside: Oh, To Live on Closer MountainSteven Goldman2011-09-20
The BP Wayback Machine: How Do You Rate Relief?Nate Silver2011-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Soriano in StripesChristina Kahrl2011-01-14
Prospectus Q&A: Best of Q&A 2010David Laurila2010-12-31
Prospectus Q&A: John WettelandDavid Laurila2010-10-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The Last of The CzarsSteven Goldman2010-08-16
Prospectus Roundtable: WPABaseball Prospectus2010-05-02
Out of the Park: Reviewing OOTP 11 Marc Normandin2010-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Inglorious BastardsSteven Goldman2009-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Mariano RiveraBaseball Prospectus2009-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Closer CallsJohn Perrotto2009-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Francisco RodriguezEric Seidman2008-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Francisco RodriguezMarc Normandin2008-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Francisco RodriguezWill Carroll2008-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-30
The Class of 2008: RelieversJay Jaffe2008-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The FreshmenJim Baker2007-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Joe Torre in a BoxSteven Goldman2007-10-22
The Foreigners: Impact Imports in the NPBMike Plugh2007-04-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: The RotoWire ROI 100Erik Siegrist2006-06-20
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 18thJay Jaffe2006-06-20
Prospectus Notebook: Yankees, PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2006-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The BallotJoe Sheehan2006-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessClass of 2006: The RelieversJay Jaffe2005-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2006: Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2005-12-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Welcome FreshmenJim Baker2005-11-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Don't Mess With TexasWill Carroll2005-07-11
From The Mailbag: MLVr, VORP, BABIP, WXRL, Stadiums, and the Dessert CartBaseball Prospectus2005-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Flying HighJoe Sheehan2005-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Balking At WalksJim Baker2005-06-03
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2005-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: How Do You Rate Relief?Nate Silver2005-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: New Ways to Spell ReliefJoe Sheehan2004-10-08
Thanks for the Memories: Expos Fans Share Their FondestJonah Keri2004-09-30
Au Revoir, Mes Amours: Saying Goodbye to the ExposJonah Keri2004-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: Rare Dick Weik Mention EditionSteven Goldman2004-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Managers Reconsidered, Part IISteven Goldman2004-05-05
Aim For The Head: Hidden Perfect GamesKeith Woolner2004-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: PrejudicesSteven Goldman2004-03-19
Prospectus Today: FoulkeloreJoe Sheehan2004-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Dave Van Horne, Part IJonah Keri2003-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsLee Sinins2003-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsWill Carroll2003-04-16
The Great Slide Backwards: Which Teams Will Lose 20 More Games this Season?Mark Armour2003-04-09
Transaction Analysis: February 10-18, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-02-21
Aim For The Head: More on Lengthy Plate AppearancesKeith Woolner2002-06-26
Soyons Expositifs!: Planning the MiracleJonah Keri2002-06-24
Avoiding Dissonance: Avoiding DissonanceJonah Keri2002-04-25
1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1999-11-20
1998 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1998-10-29
1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)If I roster both Yordano Ventura and Carlos Martinez, what will I have at the end of the season? Two gasoline-throwing RPs? Or two top-50 SPs? Or something in between?
(RatedRookie from Atlanta)
You'll probably have something in the middle in Ventura's case. I think he'll come up later in the year, show flashes of brilliance but offer outings that are maddeningly frustrating. Martinez will likely stay in the pen, but events in St. Louis could prove me wrong. I think he'll be an amazing set up to Trevor Rosenthal, and could provide the Cardinals with the best 1-2 postseason punch since Mariano Rivera and John Wetteland in 1996. (Mike Gianella)


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