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Portrait of Shane Reynolds

Shane Reynolds PAstros

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
13 1791.7 114 96 0 1403 4.09 25.8
Birth Date3-26-1968
Height6' 3"
Weight210 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
1992 HOU 24 8 5 25.3 20.3 5.0 1 3 0 0 0 0 122 42 22 20 2 65 6 5 0 10 7.11 3.72 3.80 4.3 0.5
1993 HOU 25 5 1 11.0 3.0 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 11 4 1 0 12 6 5 0 10 0.82 2.79 3.11 3.4 0.3
1994 HOU 26 33 14 124.0 88.7 35.3 8 5 0 1 10 0 517 128 46 42 10 179 21 18 6 110 3.05 2.99 3.55 24.4 2.2
1995 HOU 27 30 30 189.3 189.3 0.0 10 11 0 0 19 1 792 196 87 73 15 291 37 31 2 175 3.47 2.86 3.90 30.0 3.4
1996 HOU 28 35 35 239.0 239.0 0.0 16 10 0 0 21 4 981 227 103 97 20 341 44 41 8 204 3.65 3.13 3.97 49.6 4.4
1997 HOU 29 30 30 181.0 181.0 0.0 9 10 0 0 15 4 773 189 92 85 19 291 47 42 3 152 4.23 3.59 4.14 28.2 2.9
1998 HOU 30 35 35 233.3 233.3 0.0 19 8 0 0 26 1 986 257 99 91 25 397 53 51 2 209 3.51 3.38 4.32 37.2 3.9
1999 HOU 31 35 35 231.7 231.7 0.0 16 14 0 0 20 1 963 250 108 99 23 380 37 37 1 197 3.85 3.16 4.05 51.8 5.3
2000 HOU 32 22 22 131.0 131.0 0.0 7 8 0 0 11 1 588 150 86 76 20 248 45 43 6 93 5.22 4.79 5.37 19.7 1.9
2001 HOU 33 28 28 182.7 182.7 0.0 14 11 0 0 18 1 772 208 95 88 24 330 36 34 4 102 4.34 4.25 5.33 12.6 1.0
2002 HOU 34 13 13 74.0 74.0 0.0 3 6 0 0 5 1 322 80 43 40 13 139 26 24 1 47 4.86 4.99 5.48 2.2 0.4
2003 ATL 35 30 29 167.3 165.3 2.0 11 9 0 0 11 2 731 191 104 101 20 294 59 53 8 94 5.43 4.60 5.76 -2.9 -0.5
2004 ARI 36 1 1 2.0 2.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 14 6 6 1 0 12 2 2 0 0 4.50 5.95 4.24 0.6 0.1
Career3052781791.71741.350.31149601156167610193589581419129794193864114034.093.634.46261.025.8

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
1989 ASH A 8 8 51.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 AUB A- 6 6 35.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 CGA AA 29 27 155.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CCH AA 27 27 151.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 HOU MLB 8 5 25.3 3.80 101 .362 .258 .309 .369 .251 .385 99 3.4 0.4 4.3 0.5
1992 TUC AAA 25 22 142.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 HOU MLB 5 1 11.0 3.11 130 .246 .257 .317 .377 .253 .333 98 2.9 0.3 3.4 0.3
1993 TUC AAA 25 20 139.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 HOU MLB 33 14 124.0 3.55 120 .233 .268 .327 .407 .253 .319 96 25.6 2.5 24.4 2.2
1995 HOU MLB 30 30 189.3 3.90 111 .240 .260 .321 .401 .252 .321 95 31.2 3.0 30.0 3.4
1996 HOU MLB 35 35 239.0 3.97 115 .229 .264 .328 .411 .254 .294 99 42.3 4.0 49.6 4.4
1997 HOU MLB 30 30 181.0 4.14 107 .256 .260 .326 .401 .255 .308 97 25.3 2.5 28.2 2.9
1997 NWO AAA 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 HOU MLB 35 35 233.3 4.32 104 .256 .258 .323 .403 .252 .333 98 31.4 3.1 37.2 3.9
1999 HOU MLB 35 35 231.7 4.05 114 .244 .268 .337 .422 .257 .322 94 43.9 4.1 51.8 5.3
2000 HOU MLB 22 22 131.0 5.37 100 .269 .265 .337 .431 .259 .307 106 14.7 1.4 19.7 1.9
2001 HOU MLB 28 28 182.7 5.33 94 .255 .263 .326 .420 .256 .304 106 10.1 1.0 12.6 1.0
2001 ROU AA 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NWO AAA 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HOU MLB 13 13 74.0 5.48 82 .276 .257 .327 .413 .259 .285 103 1.9 0.2 2.2 0.4
2003 ATL MLB 30 29 167.3 5.76 73 .273 .262 .328 .415 .258 .311 98 -3.9 -0.4 -2.9 -0.5
2004 ARI MLB 1 1 2.0 4.24 112 .520 .262 .335 .398 .268 .500 102 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2004 ELP AA 2 2 4.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .412 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TUC AAA 5 5 27.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1989 ASH A 5 3 0 8 8 51.3 53 21 33 2 0% .000 9.3 3.7 0.4 5.8 1.44 3.68 0.0 0.0
1989 AUB A- 3 2 0 6 6 35.0 36 14 23 1 0% .000 9.3 3.6 0.3 5.9 1.43 2.31 0.0 0.0
1990 CGA AA 9 10 0 29 27 155.3 181 70 92 14 0% .000 10.5 4.1 0.8 5.3 1.62 4.81 0.0 0.0
1991 CCH AA 8 9 0 27 27 151.0 165 62 116 8 0% .000 9.8 3.7 0.5 6.9 1.50 4.47 0.0 0.0
1992 HOU MLB 1 3 0 8 5 25.3 42 6 10 2 49% .385 14.9 2.1 0.7 3.6 1.89 7.11 4.3 0.5
1992 TUC AAA 9 8 1 25 22 142.0 156 34 106 4 0% .000 9.9 2.2 0.3 6.7 1.34 3.68 0.0 0.0
1993 HOU MLB 0 0 0 5 1 11.0 11 6 10 0 61% .333 9.0 4.9 0.0 8.2 1.55 0.82 3.4 0.3
1993 TUC AAA 10 6 1 25 20 139.3 147 21 106 4 0% .000 9.5 1.4 0.3 6.8 1.21 3.62 0.0 0.0
1994 HOU MLB 8 5 0 33 14 124.0 128 21 110 10 64% .319 9.3 1.5 0.7 8.0 1.20 3.05 24.4 2.2
1995 HOU MLB 10 11 0 30 30 189.3 196 37 175 15 62% .321 9.3 1.8 0.7 8.3 1.23 3.47 30.0 3.4
1996 HOU MLB 16 10 0 35 35 239.0 227 44 204 20 52% .294 8.5 1.7 0.8 7.7 1.13 3.65 49.6 4.4
1997 HOU MLB 9 10 0 30 30 181.0 189 47 152 19 54% .308 9.4 2.3 0.9 7.6 1.30 4.23 28.2 2.9
1997 NWO AAA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 3 1 6 0 0% .273 5.4 1.8 0.0 10.8 0.80 0.00 0.0 0.0
1998 HOU MLB 19 8 0 35 35 233.3 257 53 209 25 54% .333 9.9 2.0 1.0 8.1 1.33 3.51 37.2 3.9
1999 HOU MLB 16 14 0 35 35 231.7 250 37 197 23 52% .322 9.7 1.4 0.9 7.7 1.24 3.85 51.8 5.3
2000 HOU MLB 7 8 0 22 22 131.0 150 45 93 20 62% .307 10.3 3.1 1.4 6.4 1.49 5.22 19.7 1.9
2001 HOU MLB 14 11 0 28 28 182.7 208 36 102 24 65% .304 10.2 1.8 1.2 5.0 1.34 4.34 12.6 1.0
2001 NWO AAA 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 8 0 7 0 0% .000 10.3 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.14 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 ROU AA 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 5 2 5 0 0% .000 6.4 2.6 0.0 6.4 1.00 1.29 0.0 0.0
2002 HOU MLB 3 6 0 13 13 74.0 80 26 47 13 60% .285 9.7 3.2 1.6 5.7 1.43 4.86 2.2 0.4
2003 ATL MLB 11 9 0 30 29 167.3 191 59 94 20 47% .311 10.3 3.2 1.1 5.1 1.49 5.43 -2.9 -0.5
2004 TUC AAA 2 1 0 5 5 27.3 30 3 28 5 0% .316 9.9 1.0 1.6 9.2 1.21 5.27 0.0 0.0
2004 ELP AA 0 1 0 2 2 4.7 7 2 3 0 0% .412 13.4 3.8 0.0 5.7 1.91 5.74 0.0 0.0
2004 ARI MLB 0 1 0 1 1 2.0 6 2 0 0 25% .500 27.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.00 4.50 0.6 0.1

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

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2004-06-29 2004-10-04 60-DL 97 86 Right Knee Surgery Cartilage 2004-07-01
2004-04-05 2004-06-28 60-DL 84 75 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff -
2002-06-14 2002-09-30 60-DL 108 98 - Low Back Surgery Pinched Nerve 2002-06-13
2001-08-14 2001-09-01 15-DL 18 16 - Low Back Strain - -
2001-04-03 2001-04-18 15-DL 15 13 Left Knee Recovery From Surgery Meniscus 2000-12-20 -
2000-12-20 2000-12-20 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2000-12-20 -
2000-07-30 2000-10-02 60-DL 64 59 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Degenerative Disc Disease - -
1997-06-11 1997-07-14 15-DL 33 28 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus and Cyst 1997-06-11 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 ARI $1,000,000
2003 ATL $1,000,000
2002 HOU $7,666,667
2001 HOU $7,166,667
2000 HOU $6,666,667
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$23,500,001
5 yrTotal$23,500,001

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 69 dTommy Tanzer

Details
  • signed as a free agent from ATL 2/04, 1 year/$1M (04)
  • FA 10/03 after 04 option declined
  • signed as a free agent from HOU 4/03, 1 year/$0.3M (03)+$3M 04 club option $0.1M buyout
  • waived 3/03 re-signed 12/02 FA 1 year/$1M (03)+bonuses to $6.75M
  • 10/02 after club declined 03 opt
  • 3 year/$21.5M (00-02) incl $8M 02 club option
  • $3.5M signing bonus pd over 5 years, 00:$5.5M, 01:$6M, 02:$6.5M, 03:$8M club option vests on 32 games started/215 innings pitched in 02 OR 64 games started/430 innings pitched 01-02, limited no-trade protection

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Reynolds’s decline traces back to 2000, when a degenerative disc problem deteriorated to where he began receiving an epidural before each start. Facing permanent nerve damage, he finally had surgery last June. Back surgery isn’t the kiss of death it once was, especially with a fitness freak like Reynolds. The Astros chose not to pick up his option for this season, and instead signed him to an incentive-laden, one-year contract. A return to his 1999 form is not out of the question.
2002 Reynolds would be better off in almost any other park. He relies heavily on command of his fastball, and when he’s on, he can wipe out left-handed hitters with a great splitter. Since Reynolds doesn’t have an off-speed or breaking pitch to consistently freeze righties, Enron’s short left-field porch is problematic for him. He’s one of the game’s great conditioning demons, managing to get back from a December knee injury to pitch by the end of April. Reynolds isn’t an ace, and he isn’t a workhorse anymore, but he has value as the graybeard/role model for the avalanche of kids.
2001 Shane Reynolds suffered only a minor decline before his back acted up. After three months of 3.99 ball, he posted an ERA of more than 11.00 in July and then missed the final two months of the season. He’s rehabilitated the injury without surgery. While back injuries can cripple hitters (think Don Mattingly), they rarely create lingering problems for pitchers. Reynolds should be at full health and in typical form again this year.
2000 Reynolds and Lima look vastly different on the mound, but their performances were eerily similar. Both gave up more than a hit per inning. Reynolds led the league in strikeout-to-walk ratio and walks per nine innings, while Lima finished third in both categories. That Lima went 21-10 while Reynolds went 16-14 with almost identical performances and similar run support is a fluke. If I had to bet on one of the Astro starters to win 20 games this year, my money would be on Reynolds. He’s arguably the most underrated pitcher in the game today.
1999 Terry Collins tested his limits, and Reynolds is only now fully recovered. Consistently has pretty K/BB ratios and, along with Hampton, was the main reason the Astros were one of the most groundball-oriented staffs in baseball, behind only Atlanta and San Diego. There’s a lesson in the knowledge that the three best pitching staffs in the NL also got the most grounders. He’s not going to sneak up on anyone after a 19-8 record last year, but I think he’s due for a big year.
1998 I hope you’re as intrigued by that projection as I am, because it’s like a fine Saberhagen vintage, right down to the shortened season. The injury that set him back was a knee, so his arm is still sound, and he finished the year well.
1997 Reynolds is a wonderful pitcher. They need to lock him up for four years, $16 million now, before they’re fighting him in arbitration every year. He has good mechanics, control and no health questions. The National League’s Alex Fernandez.
1996  A terrific pitcher, probably the Astros' best starter right now. He puts up incredible strikeout-to-walk ratios every year, gets groundballs as consistently as anyone this side of Greg Maddux, and has never had a serious injury. The last point is not a fluke; Reynolds, like Maddux, throws very few pitches per batter, and so Reynolds rarely makes the 100-plus pitch outings which wear down his arm. His win-loss record to date isn't very flattering, but Reynolds has as much chance as anyone in the NL Central to win 20 games.

BP Articles

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Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessInside The Park: About Big Threes in BaseballBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: The Dodgers Were Not Built to Wait Until Next YearGeoff Young2011-07-12
The BP Broadside: In Which Mr. Brown Does Not Make a ComebackSteven Goldman2011-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 4Steven Goldman2010-03-23
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 accessProspectus Today: Virtual Hall-Worthy SelectionsJoe Sheehan2009-12-30
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-12-27
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Thanksgiving Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2009-11-29
Playoff Prospectus: White Sox versus RaysNate Silver2008-10-02
Prospectus Matchups: Discount Division WinnersJim Baker2007-03-02
Completely Random Statistical Trivia: 2006 in ReviewKeith Woolner2006-10-09
Marginal Dollars per Marginal Win: The 2004 Efficiency ReportBen Murphy2004-11-19
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-11-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Can He Be Pitched To?Joe Sheehan2004-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 28-30Christina Kahrl2004-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 6-8, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-09
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2004-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Twin KillingsWill Carroll2004-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Arizona DiamondbacksWill Carroll2004-03-26
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2004-03-25
Prospectus Today: StandingsologyJoe Sheehan2004-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Raising ArizonaJoe Sheehan2004-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The WestsBaseball Prospectus2004-01-16
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2003-09-03
Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2003-08-15
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2003-07-23
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2003-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspecting: Short PitchersDavid Cameron2003-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 10-15Christina Kahrl2003-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Stupid Human TricksJoe Sheehan2003-05-28
Prospectus Q&A: Craig CounsellJonah Keri2003-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Blue Sky MiningWill Carroll2003-05-01
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2003-04-30
Prospectus Triple Play: Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Houston AstrosBaseball Prospectus2003-04-28
Transaction Analysis: April 11-13, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 7-10, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-12
Not-in-Book Players: 37 Guys We MissedBaseball Prospectus2003-04-11
Under The Knife: SetbacksWill Carroll2003-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: A Second LookWill Carroll2003-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: A Day in the LifeWill Carroll2003-03-04
Team Health Reports: Houston AstrosWill Carroll2003-03-03
Transaction Analysis: The CentralsChristina Kahrl2003-01-30
Transaction Analysis: September 28-November 10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-11-15
Transaction Analysis: August 15-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-21
Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-19
Transaction Analysis: June 13-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-20
Prospectus Feature: Aim for the Head: Dropping the Worst StartsKeith Woolner2002-05-03
2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09
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
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'd call this good news for Bert. I was worried he'd stagnate around 62%. do you have the % of the vote for Edgar, Raines and Barry? They don't have it on espn.com. Thanks.
(collins from greenville nc)
539 ballots, five blanks, Andre Dawson 420 (77.9%), Bert Blyleven 400 (74.2%), Roberto Alomar 397 (73.7%), Jack Morris 282 (52.3%), Barry Larkin 278 (51.6%), Lee Smith 255 (47.3%), Edgar Martinez 195 (36.2%), Tim Raines 164 (30.4%), Mark McGwire 128 (23.7%), Alan Trammell 121 (22.4%), Fred McGriff 116 (21.5%), Don Mattingly 87 (16.1%), Dave Parker 82 (15.2%), Dale Murphy 63 (11.7%), Harold Baines 33 (6.1%), Andres Galarraga 22 (4.1%), Robin Ventura 7 (1.3%), Ellis Burks 2 (0.4%), Eric Karros 2 (0.4%), Kevin Appier 1 (0.2%), Pat Hentgen 1 (0.2%), David Segui 1 (0.2%), Mike Jackson 0, Ray Lankford 0, Shane Reynolds 0, Todd Zeile 0.

Segui gets his vote. Baines remains on life support thanks to the persistence of a stubborn few. Karros receives more votes than he had All-Star appearances. (Jay Jaffe)


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