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Portrait of Bobby Witt

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
17 430 2465 142 157 0 4.83 13.9
Birth Date5-11-1964
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
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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.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
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
1986 TEX MLB 31 31 157.7 11 9 0 130 143 174 18 .268 100 7.4 8.2 1.0 9.9 41% .278 .283 1.73 4.85 5.48 114 4.86 0.9
1987 TEX MLB 26 25 143.0 8 10 0 114 140 160 10 .268 102 7.2 8.8 0.6 10.1 43% .289 .263 1.78 4.55 4.91 108 4.72 1.7
1988 TEX MLB 22 22 174.3 8 10 0 134 101 148 13 .268 103 6.9 5.2 0.7 7.6 45% .256 .241 1.35 3.85 3.92 99 4.06 1.9
1989 TEX MLB 31 31 194.3 12 13 0 182 114 166 14 .266 102 8.4 5.3 0.6 7.7 45% .294 .265 1.52 3.87 5.14 101 4.26 1.8
1990 TEX MLB 33 32 222.0 17 10 0 197 110 221 12 .262 102 8.0 4.5 0.5 9.0 43% .305 .242 1.38 3.06 3.36 81 3.60 4.1
1991 TEX MLB 17 16 88.7 3 7 0 84 74 82 4 .262 101 8.5 7.5 0.4 8.3 41% .317 .280 1.78 4.18 6.09 121 6.48 -1.3
1992 OAK 0 6 6 31.7 1 1 0 31 19 25 2 .250 94 8.8 5.4 0.6 7.1 53% .309 .268 1.58 3.83 3.41 0 0.00 0.0
1992 TEX 0 25 25 161.3 9 13 0 152 95 100 14 .268 99 8.5 5.3 0.8 5.6 48% .278 .275 1.53 4.48 4.46 0 0.00 0.0
1993 OAK MLB 35 33 220.0 14 13 0 226 91 131 16 .264 96 9.2 3.7 0.7 5.4 47% .296 .262 1.44 4.04 4.21 101 4.45 2.8
1994 OAK MLB 24 24 135.7 8 10 0 151 70 111 22 .268 94 10.0 4.6 1.5 7.4 43% .315 .292 1.63 5.33 5.04 103 4.82 1.6
1995 FLO 0 19 19 110.7 2 7 0 104 47 95 8 .257 98 8.5 3.8 0.7 7.7 45% .300 .249 1.36 3.62 3.90 0 0.00 0.0
1995 TEX 0 10 10 61.3 3 4 0 81 21 46 4 .263 101 11.9 3.1 0.6 6.8 46% .377 .276 1.66 3.56 4.55 0 0.00 0.0
1996 TEX MLB 33 32 199.7 16 12 0 235 96 157 28 .271 105 10.6 4.3 1.3 7.1 42% .334 .274 1.66 4.97 5.41 101 5.80 0.7
1997 TEX MLB 34 32 209.0 12 12 0 245 74 121 33 .267 107 10.6 3.2 1.4 5.2 39% .308 .269 1.53 5.13 4.82 105 5.44 0.9
1998 SLN 0 17 5 47.3 2 5 0 55 20 28 7 .254 99 10.5 3.8 1.3 5.3 49% .300 .284 1.58 5.20 4.94 0 0.00 0.0
1998 TEX 0 14 13 69.3 5 4 0 95 33 30 14 .264 106 12.3 4.3 1.8 3.9 35% .321 .318 1.85 6.41 7.66 0 0.00 0.0
1999 TBA MLB 32 32 180.3 7 15 0 213 96 123 23 .266 98 10.6 4.8 1.1 6.1 42% .333 .285 1.71 5.14 5.84 108 5.82 0.9
2000 CLE MLB 7 2 15.3 0 1 0 28 6 6 4 .263 97 16.4 3.5 2.3 3.5 41% .393 .345 2.22 7.01 7.63 119 6.73 -0.1
2001 ARI MLB 14 7 43.3 4 1 0 36 25 31 6 .264 97 7.5 5.2 1.2 6.4 53% .234 .255 1.41 5.31 4.78 112 6.37 -0.3
1992 TOT MLB 31 31 193.0 10 14 0 183 114 125 16 .265 98 8.5 5.3 0.7 5.8 49% .283 .274 1.54 4.38 4.29 122 5.83 -2.0
1995 TOT MLB 29 29 172.0 5 11 0 185 68 141 12 .259 99 9.7 3.6 0.6 7.4 45% .330 .259 1.47 3.60 4.13 94 4.99 1.7
1998 TOT MLB 31 18 116.7 7 9 0 150 53 58 21 .260 103 11.6 4.1 1.6 4.5 40% .313 .304 1.74 5.92 6.56 125 6.86 -1.4
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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 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
1985 TUL AA 11 8 35.0 0 6 0 26 44 39 1 .000 6.7 11.3 0.3 10.0 0% .000 .000 2.00 4.91 6.43 0 0.00
1986 TEX MLB 31 31 157.7 11 9 0 130 143 174 18 .268 100 7.4 8.2 1.0 9.9 41% .278 .283 1.73 4.85 5.48 114 4.86
1987 TEX MLB 26 25 143.0 8 10 0 114 140 160 10 .268 102 7.2 8.8 0.6 10.1 43% .289 .263 1.78 4.55 4.91 108 4.72
1987 TUL AA 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 5 6 2 1 .000 9.0 10.8 1.8 3.6 0% .000 .000 2.20 8.61 5.40 0 0.00
1987 OKL AAA 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 5 3 2 1 .000 9.0 5.4 1.8 3.6 0% .000 .000 1.60 7.18 9.00 0 0.00
1988 TEX MLB 22 22 174.3 8 10 0 134 101 148 13 .268 103 6.9 5.2 0.7 7.6 45% .256 .241 1.35 3.85 3.92 99 4.06
1988 OKL AAA 11 11 76.7 4 6 0 69 47 70 1 .000 8.1 5.5 0.1 8.2 0% .000 .000 1.51 3.17 4.34 0 0.00
1989 TEX MLB 31 31 194.3 12 13 0 182 114 166 14 .266 102 8.4 5.3 0.6 7.7 45% .294 .265 1.52 3.87 5.14 101 4.26
1990 TEX MLB 33 32 222.0 17 10 0 197 110 221 12 .262 102 8.0 4.5 0.5 9.0 43% .305 .242 1.38 3.06 3.36 81 3.60
1991 TEX MLB 17 16 88.7 3 7 0 84 74 82 4 .262 101 8.5 7.5 0.4 8.3 41% .317 .280 1.78 4.18 6.09 121 6.48
1991 OKL AAA 2 2 8.0 1 1 0 3 8 12 0 .000 3.4 9.0 0.0 13.5 0% .000 .000 1.38 3.13 1.12 0 0.00
1992 OAK MLB 6 6 31.7 1 1 0 31 19 25 2 .250 94 8.8 5.4 0.6 7.1 53% .309 .268 1.58 3.83 3.41 119 5.59
1992 TEX MLB 25 25 161.3 9 13 0 152 95 100 14 .268 99 8.5 5.3 0.8 5.6 48% .278 .275 1.53 4.48 4.46 123 5.88
1993 OAK MLB 35 33 220.0 14 13 0 226 91 131 16 .264 96 9.2 3.7 0.7 5.4 47% .296 .262 1.44 4.04 4.21 101 4.45
1994 OAK MLB 24 24 135.7 8 10 0 151 70 111 22 .268 94 10.0 4.6 1.5 7.4 43% .315 .292 1.63 5.33 5.04 103 4.82
1995 FLO MLB 19 19 110.7 2 7 0 104 47 95 8 .257 98 8.5 3.8 0.7 7.7 45% .300 .249 1.36 3.62 3.90 94 5.16
1995 TEX MLB 10 10 61.3 3 4 0 81 21 46 4 .263 101 11.9 3.1 0.6 6.8 46% .377 .276 1.66 3.56 4.55 95 4.70
1996 TEX MLB 33 32 199.7 16 12 0 235 96 157 28 .271 105 10.6 4.3 1.3 7.1 42% .334 .274 1.66 4.97 5.41 101 5.80
1997 TEX MLB 34 32 209.0 12 12 0 245 74 121 33 .267 107 10.6 3.2 1.4 5.2 39% .308 .269 1.53 5.13 4.82 105 5.44
1998 SLN MLB 17 5 47.3 2 5 0 55 20 28 7 .254 99 10.5 3.8 1.3 5.3 49% .300 .284 1.58 5.20 4.94 125 7.26
1998 TEX MLB 14 13 69.3 5 4 0 95 33 30 14 .264 106 12.3 4.3 1.8 3.9 35% .321 .318 1.85 6.41 7.66 125 6.58
1999 TBA MLB 32 32 180.3 7 15 0 213 96 123 23 .266 98 10.6 4.8 1.1 6.1 42% .333 .285 1.71 5.14 5.84 108 5.82
2000 CLE MLB 7 2 15.3 0 1 0 28 6 6 4 .263 97 16.4 3.5 2.3 3.5 41% .393 .345 2.22 7.01 7.63 119 6.73
2001 ARI MLB 14 7 43.3 4 1 0 36 25 31 6 .264 97 7.5 5.2 1.2 6.4 53% .234 .255 1.41 5.31 4.78 112 6.37
2001 TUC AAA 5 5 22.3 0 3 0 18 8 18 1 .000 7.3 3.2 0.4 7.3 0% -.607 .000 1.17 3.72 3.63 0 0.00

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
2001-04-08 2001-08-11 60-DL 125 110 Right Elbow Strain -
1991-05-27 1991-08-01 60-DL 66 59 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
1987-05-21 1987-06-20 30 25 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 ARI $500,000
2000 CLE $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,000,000
2 yrTotal$1,000,000

 

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BP Articles

Bobby Witt is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Walking the WalkChris Mosch2014-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Walking the WalkDaniel Rathman2014-06-12
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part OneAllan Simpson2014-06-03
The BP Wayback Machine: Ryan Dempster and Jake Westbrook: Two Careers in Player CommentsBaseball Prospectus2014-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The 30-Second Story of the San Francisco GiantsSam Miller2013-02-27
BP Unfiltered: Double Double, Arms in TroubleGeoff Young2012-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball at the Olympics: The Rich Tradition of an Absentee SportMax Marchi2012-08-10
Wezen-Ball: Rookie ExcitementLarry Granillo2012-06-06
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Process: Was Brien Taylor the Worst Number-One Pick Ever?Bradley Ankrom2012-04-18
The BP Broadside: Bobby No Valentine for PitchersSteven Goldman2011-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL West: Streaking in the Wild WestJoey Matschulat2011-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Disasterpiece TheaterJay Jaffe2010-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Is Losing This Pick Really Necessary? Steven Goldman2010-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Bad Ollie or Worse Ollie?Eric Seidman2010-05-19
You Can Blog It Up: Dead Player of the Day and Other Notes #4Steven Goldman2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: No Contact AllowedKen Funck2009-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessChange For Its Own Sake: Reviewing the Cubs' OffseasonChristina Kahrl2009-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Lost Generation?Nate Silver2008-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: Mets, Rangers, and OriolesRany Jazayerli2008-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
Prospectus Toolbox: Non-Contact Part IV: Take, Jive, and FlailDerek Jacques2007-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Texas Rangers Can Win the World SeriesJamey Newberg2007-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The PitchersJay Jaffe2007-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: My Hall of Fame BallotJoe Sheehan2007-01-05
Prospectus Hit List: Week of April 16Jay Jaffe2006-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 26-31Christina Kahrl2005-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The DraftRany Jazayerli2005-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: The Branch Rickey EditionSteven Goldman2004-04-23
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee BrewersBaseball Prospectus2004-04-23
Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland AthleticsBaseball Prospectus2003-08-04


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-07-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Good afternoon Jay! Of those currently HOF-eligible, which player had the longest career with nowhere near the stats to merit consideration for the Hall? (aka an overly long mediocre career)
(dianagramr from NYC)
On the most recent ballot, David Segui's JAWS came in about 40 points below the HOF standard at first base, a pretty wide gap. Shawon Dunston was about 56 shy, but that was before WARP's replacement level got raised; a quick check tells me he's still even further off than Segui. Among the pitchers, the worst I recall coming across was Bobby Witt, who today would be about 43 points below the average HOF starting pitcher. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-06-07 18:30:00 (link to chat)Will the 2005 draft ever be topped??? It was topped before it ever happened, in 1985. I just wrote this for tomorrow morning's draft piece: . The first round included, in order of selection, B.J. Surhoff, Will Clark, Bobby Witt, Barry Larkin, Barry Bonds, Pete Incaviglia, Walt Weiss, Brian McRae, Joe Magrane, Gregg Jeffries, Rafael Palmeiro, and Joey Cora, as well as Cameron Drew, who put up outstanding numbers in the minors until a knee injury ended his career at 24, while the second round held Bruce Ruffin, Mike Schooler, and Randy Johnson (John Smoltz was hiding down in round 22). And Bo Jackson too (a flyer in rd 20)!
(PBSteve from Beautiful New Jersey)
See? Steven Goldman knows all. (Kevin Goldstein)


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