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Portrait of Hoyt Wilhelm

Hoyt Wilhelm PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
21 1070 2254.3 143 122 227 2.52 0
Birth Date7-26-1922
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1952 NY1 MLB 71 0 159.3 15 3 11 127 57 108 12 .267 98 7.2 3.2 0.7 6.1 49% .252 .243 1.15 3.21 2.43 76 3.51 1.9
1953 NY1 MLB 68 0 145.0 7 8 15 127 77 71 13 .272 102 7.9 4.8 0.8 4.4 50% .246 .262 1.41 4.48 3.04 101 5.00 0.1
1954 NY1 MLB 57 0 111.3 12 4 7 77 52 64 5 .265 100 6.2 4.2 0.4 5.2 55% .212 .209 1.16 3.39 2.10 83 3.67 1.4
1955 NY1 MLB 59 0 103.0 4 1 0 104 40 71 10 .261 101 9.1 3.5 0.9 6.2 49% .293 .262 1.40 3.41 3.93 85 4.51 0.5
1956 NY1 MLB 64 0 89.3 4 9 8 97 43 71 7 .256 99 9.8 4.3 0.7 7.2 52% .322 .266 1.57 3.17 3.83 84 4.50 0.4
1957 CLE 0 2 0 3.7 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 .273 94 4.9 2.5 2.5 0.0 60% .167 .188 0.82 7.58 2.45 0 0.00 0.0
1957 SLN 0 40 0 55.0 1 4 11 52 21 29 7 .262 103 8.5 3.4 1.1 4.7 55% .263 .256 1.33 4.42 4.25 0 0.00 0.0
1958 BAL 0 9 4 40.7 1 3 0 25 10 35 2 .271 96 5.5 2.2 0.4 7.7 45% .215 .173 0.86 2.17 1.99 0 0.00 0.0
1958 CLE 0 30 6 90.3 2 7 5 70 35 57 4 .255 103 7.0 3.5 0.4 5.7 53% .241 .222 1.16 2.95 2.49 0 0.00 0.0
1959 BAL MLB 32 27 226.0 15 11 0 178 77 139 13 .261 94 7.1 3.1 0.5 5.5 59% .248 .222 1.13 3.14 2.19 81 4.00 3.1
1960 BAL MLB 41 11 147.0 11 8 7 125 39 107 13 .262 95 7.7 2.4 0.8 6.6 55% .253 .234 1.12 2.91 3.31 74 2.98 3.5
1961 BAL MLB 51 1 109.7 9 7 18 89 41 87 5 .260 96 7.3 3.4 0.4 7.1 60% .263 .220 1.19 2.74 2.30 70 3.17 2.6
1962 BAL MLB 52 0 93.0 7 10 15 64 34 90 5 .259 95 6.2 3.3 0.5 8.7 59% .245 .208 1.05 2.47 1.94 63 3.36 1.7
1963 CHA MLB 55 3 136.3 5 8 21 106 30 111 8 .266 96 7.0 2.0 0.5 7.3 57% .251 .229 1.00 2.34 2.64 72 3.00 2.5
1964 CHA MLB 73 0 131.3 12 9 27 94 30 95 7 .263 96 6.4 2.1 0.5 6.5 51% .231 .207 0.94 2.44 1.99 83 3.26 1.9
1965 CHA MLB 66 0 144.0 7 7 20 88 32 106 11 .266 94 5.5 2.0 0.7 6.6 53% .194 .194 0.83 2.63 1.81 76 3.40 1.7
1966 CHA MLB 46 0 81.3 5 2 6 50 17 61 6 .256 92 5.5 1.9 0.7 6.8 52% .197 .196 0.82 2.56 1.66 82 3.71 0.7
1967 CHA MLB 49 0 89.0 8 3 12 58 34 76 2 .255 91 5.9 3.4 0.2 7.7 52% .230 .217 1.03 2.28 1.31 90 3.66 0.5
1968 CHA MLB 72 0 93.7 4 4 12 69 24 72 4 .257 91 6.6 2.3 0.4 6.9 53% .243 .221 0.99 2.07 1.73 83 3.52 0.3
1969 ATL 0 8 0 12.3 2 0 4 5 4 14 0 .267 101 3.6 2.9 0.0 10.2 70% .179 .182 0.73 1.60 0.73 0 0.00 0.0
1969 CAL 0 44 0 65.7 5 7 10 45 18 53 4 .264 93 6.2 2.5 0.5 7.3 60% .229 .208 0.96 2.50 2.47 0 0.00 0.0
1970 ATL 0 50 0 78.3 6 4 13 69 39 67 7 .271 100 7.9 4.5 0.8 7.7 55% .277 .243 1.38 3.83 3.10 0 0.00 0.0
1970 CHN 0 3 0 3.7 0 1 0 4 3 1 1 .267 97 9.8 7.4 2.5 2.5 36% .231 .357 1.91 8.30 9.82 0 0.00 0.0
1971 ATL 0 3 0 2.3 0 0 0 6 1 1 2 .258 95 23.1 3.9 7.7 3.9 80% .444 .582 3.00 14.11 15.43 0 0.00 0.0
1971 LAN 0 9 0 17.7 0 1 3 6 4 15 1 .263 93 3.1 2.0 0.5 7.6 50% .128 .137 0.57 2.26 1.02 0 0.00 0.0
1972 LAN MLB 16 0 25.3 0 1 1 20 15 9 0 .262 96 7.1 5.3 0.0 3.2 53% .227 .252 1.38 3.59 4.62 129 4.78 -0.2
1957 TOT MLB 42 0 58.7 2 4 12 54 22 29 8 .262 102 8.3 3.4 1.2 4.4 55% .260 .254 1.30 4.62 4.14 102 4.11 0.4
1958 TOT MLB 39 10 131.0 3 10 5 95 45 92 6 .260 101 6.5 3.1 0.4 6.3 51% .234 .208 1.07 2.71 2.34 72 3.22 2.7
1969 TOT MLB 52 0 78.0 7 7 14 50 22 67 4 .264 94 5.8 2.5 0.5 7.7 61% .222 .204 0.92 2.36 2.19 68 3.16 1.3
1970 TOT MLB 53 0 82.0 6 5 13 73 42 68 8 .271 100 8.0 4.6 0.9 7.5 54% .274 .249 1.40 4.03 3.40 91 4.43 0.3
1971 TOT MLB 12 0 20.0 0 1 3 12 5 16 3 .262 93 5.4 2.2 1.3 7.2 54% .188 .217 0.85 3.64 2.70 89 3.46 0.2
CareerMLB1070522254.314312222717577781610150.263977.03.10.66.454%.244.2261.123.002.52810.000.0

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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1952 NY1 MLB 71 0 159.3 15 3 11 127 57 108 12 .267 98 7.2 3.2 0.7 6.1 49% .252 .243 1.15 3.21 2.43
1953 NY1 MLB 68 0 145.0 7 8 15 127 77 71 13 .272 102 7.9 4.8 0.8 4.4 50% .246 .262 1.41 4.48 3.04
1954 NY1 MLB 57 0 111.3 12 4 7 77 52 64 5 .265 100 6.2 4.2 0.4 5.2 55% .212 .209 1.16 3.39 2.10
1955 NY1 MLB 59 0 103.0 4 1 0 104 40 71 10 .261 101 9.1 3.5 0.9 6.2 49% .293 .262 1.40 3.41 3.93
1956 NY1 MLB 64 0 89.3 4 9 8 97 43 71 7 .256 99 9.8 4.3 0.7 7.2 52% .322 .266 1.57 3.17 3.83
1957 CLE MLB 2 0 3.7 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 .273 94 4.9 2.5 2.5 0.0 60% .167 .188 0.82 7.58 2.45
1957 SLN MLB 40 0 55.0 1 4 11 52 21 29 7 .262 103 8.5 3.4 1.1 4.7 55% .263 .256 1.33 4.42 4.25
1958 BAL MLB 9 4 40.7 1 3 0 25 10 35 2 .271 96 5.5 2.2 0.4 7.7 45% .215 .173 0.86 2.17 1.99
1958 CLE MLB 30 6 90.3 2 7 5 70 35 57 4 .255 103 7.0 3.5 0.4 5.7 53% .241 .222 1.16 2.95 2.49
1959 BAL MLB 32 27 226.0 15 11 0 178 77 139 13 .261 94 7.1 3.1 0.5 5.5 59% .248 .222 1.13 3.14 2.19
1960 BAL MLB 41 11 147.0 11 8 7 125 39 107 13 .262 95 7.7 2.4 0.8 6.6 55% .253 .234 1.12 2.91 3.31
1961 BAL MLB 51 1 109.7 9 7 18 89 41 87 5 .260 96 7.3 3.4 0.4 7.1 60% .263 .220 1.19 2.74 2.30
1962 BAL MLB 52 0 93.0 7 10 15 64 34 90 5 .259 95 6.2 3.3 0.5 8.7 59% .245 .208 1.05 2.47 1.94
1963 CHA MLB 55 3 136.3 5 8 21 106 30 111 8 .266 96 7.0 2.0 0.5 7.3 57% .251 .229 1.00 2.34 2.64
1964 CHA MLB 73 0 131.3 12 9 27 94 30 95 7 .263 96 6.4 2.1 0.5 6.5 51% .231 .207 0.94 2.44 1.99
1965 CHA MLB 66 0 144.0 7 7 20 88 32 106 11 .266 94 5.5 2.0 0.7 6.6 53% .194 .194 0.83 2.63 1.81
1966 CHA MLB 46 0 81.3 5 2 6 50 17 61 6 .256 92 5.5 1.9 0.7 6.8 52% .197 .196 0.82 2.56 1.66
1967 CHA MLB 49 0 89.0 8 3 12 58 34 76 2 .255 91 5.9 3.4 0.2 7.7 52% .230 .217 1.03 2.28 1.31
1968 CHA MLB 72 0 93.7 4 4 12 69 24 72 4 .257 91 6.6 2.3 0.4 6.9 53% .243 .221 0.99 2.07 1.73
1969 ATL MLB 8 0 12.3 2 0 4 5 4 14 0 .267 101 3.6 2.9 0.0 10.2 70% .179 .182 0.73 1.60 0.73
1969 CAL MLB 44 0 65.7 5 7 10 45 18 53 4 .264 93 6.2 2.5 0.5 7.3 60% .229 .208 0.96 2.50 2.47
1970 ATL MLB 50 0 78.3 6 4 13 69 39 67 7 .271 100 7.9 4.5 0.8 7.7 55% .277 .243 1.38 3.83 3.10
1970 CHN MLB 3 0 3.7 0 1 0 4 3 1 1 .267 97 9.8 7.4 2.5 2.5 36% .231 .357 1.91 8.30 9.82
1971 ATL MLB 3 0 2.3 0 0 0 6 1 1 2 .258 95 23.1 3.9 7.7 3.9 80% .444 .582 3.00 14.11 15.43
1971 LAN MLB 9 0 17.7 0 1 3 6 4 15 1 .263 93 3.1 2.0 0.5 7.6 50% .128 .137 0.57 2.26 1.02
1972 LAN MLB 16 0 25.3 0 1 1 20 15 9 0 .262 96 7.1 5.3 0.0 3.2 53% .227 .252 1.38 3.59 4.62

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
1971-04-05 1971-06-08 64 56 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1966-04-12 1966-06-14 63 55 Right Fingers Laceration Fingernail - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

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Prospectus Feature: Joe Nathan's Got One Thing To ProveAaron Gleeman2016-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Getting PersonalR.J. Anderson2015-03-25
BP Unfiltered: Probably My Favorite Clayton Kershaw Fun FactSam Miller2015-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Rarefied Rookie ReliefZachary Levine2014-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Fade to Black and WhiteDoug Thorburn2014-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Hall of Fame Inductees 1980-89Doug Thorburn2014-01-17
The BP Wayback Machine: The Old You're In, You're OutJoe Sheehan2014-01-10
The Lineup Card: 10 Things We've Learned So FarBaseball Prospectus2013-05-08
Baseball ProGUESTus: Where the Crazy Closer Comes FromMatthew Callan2013-04-09
The Lineup Card: 10 Milestones to Look Forward to in 2013Baseball Prospectus2013-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Ranking RiveraBen Lindbergh2013-03-22
In A Pickle: That Blank ExpressionJason Wojciechowski2013-01-03
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Dickey's Fine Malt KnucklerDoug Thorburn2012-06-29
The Stats Go Marching In: The Art of Handling the Pitching StaffMax Marchi2012-02-24
The BP Broadside: My Seven Days of Nervous Baseball and Other StoriesSteven Goldman2012-02-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Keltner All-Stars, Part IIJay Jaffe2012-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Morris on the Ballot, Smith to CloseJay Jaffe2011-12-30
Baseball ProGUESTus: Silly Goose: Mariano Rivera and the Myth of the Seven-Out SaveKevin Baker2011-10-31
The BP Broadside: Oh, To Live on Closer MountainSteven Goldman2011-09-20
The BP Wayback Machine: Sweet ReliefRany Jazayerli2011-09-15
The BP Wayback Machine: How Do You Rate Relief?Nate Silver2011-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Over/Under-30 All-StarsBen Lindbergh2011-05-19
The BP Wayback Machine: Why The "Earned" Run Needs To GoMichael Wolverton2011-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Reflecting on Trevor HoffmanJohn Perrotto2011-01-14
Prospectus Hit and Run: Trevor Hoffman and the Coming WaveJay Jaffe2011-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Blyleven in '11 and Other Tales from the BallotJay Jaffe2011-01-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Relief at ListJay Jaffe2011-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Hitting Pitchers and Some Who Couldn'tBob Hertzel2010-08-31
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Controversies #18Steven Goldman2010-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Chugging Toward CooperstownJay Jaffe2010-04-09
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hawk, Rock, and a Couple of ShocksJay Jaffe2010-01-07
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for PitchersJay Jaffe2010-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mid-Season SnapshotJohn Perrotto2009-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Lest We ForgetSteven Goldman2009-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Mariano RiveraBaseball Prospectus2009-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Protracting the ProcessJay Jaffe2009-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The PitchersJay Jaffe2009-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Old You're In, You're OutJoe Sheehan2008-12-18
Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-09-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown CasesJay Jaffe2008-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Who Really Needed an Early Pink Slip?Steven Goldman2008-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Royals and PhilliesRany Jazayerli2008-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Angels, Indians, and RedsRany Jazayerli2008-02-06
Prospectus Hit and Run: PEDs and DiscontentJay Jaffe2008-01-25
The Class of 2008: RelieversJay Jaffe2008-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2008-01-03
Schrodinger's Bat: Gameday Meets the KnuckleballDan Fox2007-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Saves, Strikes, and RetreadsJohn Perrotto2007-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Good Fridays of YoreJim Baker2007-04-06
Doctoring The Numbers: Charlie HaegerRany Jazayerli2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The PitchersJay Jaffe2007-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: No Hitters Ain't That Special, Part TwoSteven Goldman2006-09-14
Schrodinger's Bat: Thinking and Rethinking, Part 1Dan Fox2006-07-06
Can Of Corn: WinnersDayn Perry2006-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessJAWS 2006: From the MailbagJay Jaffe2006-01-30
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 accessLies, Damned Lies: How Do You Rate Relief?Nate Silver2005-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2005: The PitchersJay Jaffe2004-12-20
Prospectus Triple Play: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, New York MetsBaseball Prospectus2004-10-06
One Man is an Island: Barry Bonds and His TeammatesJay Jaffe2004-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 2Steven Goldman2004-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Reverse LepidopterySteven Goldman2004-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2004: Analyzing the PitchersJay Jaffe2004-01-14
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2003-08-28
Prospectus Today: A Day in the SunJoe Sheehan2003-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: BookishJoe Sheehan2003-06-26
Impact Rookies: Whose Contribution Has Been the Greatest?Jeff Bower2003-03-28
The Grand Experiment: Converting Graves and Kim to StartersNate Silver2003-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Doctoring the Numbers: Sweet ReliefRany Jazayerli2002-06-18


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)In terms of guys who were unlikely HOFers at age 29 - Ozzie Smith had a 72 OPS+ before age 29, although he was still winning GGs and playing plenty. But Hoyt Wilhelm hadn't played in the majors before he was 29, he turned 30 during in his first season.
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
Good point, particularly on Wilhelm! (Jay Jaffe)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sure, I stink now, but my 2004 was one of the best seasons by a reliever in baseball history. Eat it, Hoyt Wilhelm.
(Brad Lidge from Philadelphia, PA)
And for that Lidge should get a free drink in any bar in Houston for the rest of his life. It doesn't absolve the Phillies of the responsibility to move on. (Steven Goldman)


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