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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
19 2391 162 132 2 1974 3.80 31.6
Birth Date10-23-1965
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1987 NYA 21 4 4 22.7 22.7 0.0 2 2 0 0 1 2 104 24 16 16 2 33 15 15 0 28 6.35 3.54 4.34 4.6 0.5
1988 NYA 22 14 14 57.3 57.3 0.0 4 4 0 0 3 0 251 49 27 25 7 81 33 33 5 60 3.92 4.30 4.30 8.4 0.9
1989 NYA 23 4 4 26.7 26.7 0.0 1 2 0 0 1 2 123 23 20 18 1 31 21 21 2 22 6.07 4.27 5.09 0.3 0.0
1989 TOR 23 1 1 6.7 6.7 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 31 9 3 3 1 13 2 2 0 4 4.05 4.50 4.08 0.5 0.1
1990 TOR 24 4 0 6.3 0.0 6.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.00 2.18 2.63 1.6 0.2
1991 TOR 25 3 0 1.7 0.0 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3 5 5 0 5 5 5 0 1 27.00 10.71 8.44 -0.7 -0.1
1992 TOR 26 1 0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 9.00 8.79 5.77 -0.1 -0.0
1993 TOR 27 34 12 105.0 64.0 41.0 9 6 2 4 5 0 454 93 52 48 8 122 56 54 4 66 4.11 4.45 5.37 7.6 0.8
1994 TOR 28 20 20 111.7 111.7 0.0 6 7 0 0 9 1 516 125 68 63 6 178 65 62 2 100 5.08 3.90 4.03 28.7 2.8
1995 TOR 29 28 28 183.0 183.0 0.0 11 11 0 0 12 3 805 162 80 74 15 247 108 107 6 153 3.64 4.40 4.21 34.5 3.4
1996 FLO 30 33 33 215.3 215.3 0.0 16 12 0 0 24 2 896 153 74 70 14 239 119 116 11 200 2.93 3.89 4.24 29.7 2.7
1997 FLO 31 27 27 151.3 151.3 0.0 11 9 0 0 13 0 668 133 78 73 13 212 91 87 12 132 4.34 4.49 4.48 18.3 1.5
1998 NYN 32 28 28 193.0 193.0 0.0 17 6 0 0 21 4 789 151 55 53 8 214 71 69 11 174 2.47 3.08 3.20 48.0 4.5
1999 NYN 33 32 32 213.0 213.0 0.0 13 12 0 0 21 1 923 209 107 100 19 320 93 85 9 162 4.23 4.15 4.62 30.4 2.3
2000 NYN 34 31 31 208.0 208.0 0.0 16 8 0 0 19 1 874 176 84 74 19 275 76 75 11 200 3.20 3.58 3.94 42.3 4.0
2001 NYN 35 29 29 187.3 187.3 0.0 11 11 0 0 23 0 772 178 81 69 18 278 46 43 4 142 3.31 3.54 3.86 28.4 2.7
2002 NYN 36 33 33 204.3 204.3 0.0 13 13 0 0 20 0 868 194 99 79 23 300 69 64 8 172 3.48 3.79 4.21 28.6 2.9
2003 NYN 37 30 30 180.7 180.7 0.0 15 9 0 0 20 0 798 176 83 80 15 268 94 83 9 139 3.99 4.22 3.95 27.9 2.7
2004 NYN 38 30 30 173.7 173.7 0.0 10 8 0 0 16 1 750 138 65 62 16 224 97 89 11 117 3.21 4.67 5.23 2.0 0.1
2005 FLO 39 17 16 80.0 77.0 3.0 3 7 0 0 3 1 377 88 61 59 9 134 60 58 6 52 6.64 5.63 6.33 -9.1 -1.0
2005 NYA 39 16 10 62.3 49.0 13.3 4 5 0 0 3 0 293 66 42 38 4 98 38 38 6 45 5.49 4.56 4.98 5.8 0.6
Career4193822391.02324.766.316213224215181033421521101101019832741163111011719743.804.064.33337.931.6

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
1984 ONE A- 10 10 57.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 ONE A- 6 6 38.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 FTL A+ 17 17 82.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 FTL A+ 22 21 117.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 NYA MLB 4 4 22.7 4.34 111 .263 .266 .329 .417 .264 .373 98 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
1987 ABY AA 15 14 78.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 COH AAA 5 5 23.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 NYA MLB 14 14 57.3 4.30 103 .276 .260 .322 .400 .269 .288 101 8.4 0.9 8.4 0.9
1988 COH AAA 4 4 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 NYA MLB 4 4 26.7 5.09 85 .282 .256 .316 .384 .262 .286 102 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
1989 TOR MLB 1 1 6.7 4.08 101 .299 .243 .290 .357 .249 .333 95 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
1989 DUN A+ 3 3 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 TOR MLB 4 0 6.3 2.63 143 .111 .267 .334 .386 .266 .067 106 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
1990 DUN A+ 6 6 24.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 SYR AAA 15 14 78.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 TOR MLB 3 0 1.7 8.44 17 .443 .276 .330 .388 .263 .429 103 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
1991 DUN A+ 4 3 9.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 TOR MLB 1 0 1.0 5.77 71 .265 .281 .341 .403 .259 .200 103 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
1992 SYR AAA 27 27 163.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 TOR MLB 34 12 105.0 5.37 91 .237 .270 .341 .414 .268 .266 104 7.6 0.8 7.6 0.8
1994 TOR MLB 20 20 111.7 4.03 122 .272 .269 .337 .428 .263 .347 98 28.7 2.8 28.7 2.8
1995 TOR MLB 28 28 183.0 4.21 116 .254 .268 .341 .422 .265 .281 98 34.5 3.4 34.5 3.4
1996 FLO MLB 33 33 215.3 4.24 109 .225 .259 .324 .404 .250 .252 99 32.5 3.1 29.7 2.7
1997 FLO MLB 27 27 151.3 4.48 102 .263 .255 .316 .396 .249 .286 99 19.6 1.9 18.3 1.5
1998 NYN MLB 28 28 193.0 3.20 127 .214 .260 .325 .403 .255 .272 95 45.5 4.5 48.0 4.5
1999 NYN MLB 32 32 213.0 4.62 105 .250 .268 .334 .427 .257 .297 97 28.8 2.7 30.4 2.3
2000 NYN MLB 31 31 208.0 3.94 117 .237 .261 .331 .415 .252 .276 94 43.6 4.1 42.3 4.0
2001 NYN MLB 29 29 187.3 3.86 111 .243 .257 .319 .409 .254 .285 92 31.0 3.0 28.4 2.7
2002 NYN MLB 33 33 204.3 4.21 102 .259 .257 .323 .404 .255 .287 95 24.1 2.4 28.6 2.9
2003 NYN MLB 30 30 180.7 3.95 113 .264 .261 .327 .418 .259 .298 98 32.0 3.2 27.9 2.7
2004 NYN MLB 30 30 173.7 5.23 82 .251 .259 .324 .412 .257 .240 94 2.8 0.3 2.0 0.1
2005 FLO MLB 17 16 80.0 6.33 46 .314 .261 .322 .415 .258 .316 90 -7.7 -0.8 -9.1 -1.0
2005 NYA MLB 16 10 62.3 4.98 98 .279 .270 .334 .425 .264 .310 103 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2006 USA wor 1 0 0.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .600 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
1984 ONE A- 3 2 0 10 10 57.0 52 26 48 1 0% .000 8.2 4.1 0.2 7.6 1.37 3.63 0.0 0.0
1985 ONE A- 3 2 0 6 6 38.0 27 25 34 0 0% .000 6.4 5.9 0.0 8.1 1.37 2.37 0.0 0.0
1985 FTL A+ 1 6 0 17 17 82.0 87 57 44 3 0% .000 9.5 6.3 0.3 4.8 1.76 6.48 0.0 0.0
1986 FTL A+ 4 8 0 22 21 117.7 96 90 101 2 0% .000 7.3 6.9 0.2 7.7 1.58 4.05 0.0 0.0
1987 COH AAA 1 4 0 5 5 23.3 21 15 23 1 0% .000 8.1 5.8 0.4 8.9 1.55 6.18 0.0 0.0
1987 ABY AA 3 3 0 15 14 78.0 64 37 71 4 0% .000 7.4 4.3 0.5 8.2 1.29 3.35 0.0 0.0
1987 NYA MLB 2 2 0 4 4 22.7 24 15 28 2 45% .373 9.5 6.0 0.8 11.1 1.72 6.35 4.6 0.5
1988 COH AAA 0 2 0 4 4 13.0 5 14 12 0 0% .000 3.5 9.7 0.0 8.3 1.46 3.46 0.0 0.0
1988 NYA MLB 4 4 0 14 14 57.3 49 33 60 7 36% .288 7.7 5.2 1.1 9.4 1.43 3.92 8.4 0.9
1989 NYA MLB 1 2 0 4 4 26.7 23 21 22 1 37% .286 7.8 7.1 0.3 7.4 1.65 6.08 0.3 0.0
1989 DUN A+ 0 2 0 3 3 8.0 11 5 4 0 0% .000 12.4 5.6 0.0 4.5 2.00 5.62 0.0 0.0
1989 TOR MLB 0 0 0 1 1 6.7 9 2 4 1 20% .333 12.2 2.7 1.4 5.4 1.65 4.05 0.5 0.1
1990 DUN A+ 0 0 0 6 6 24.0 18 12 14 1 0% .000 6.8 4.5 0.4 5.2 1.25 2.62 0.0 0.0
1990 TOR MLB 0 0 0 4 0 6.3 1 2 5 0 40% .067 1.4 2.8 0.0 7.1 0.47 0.00 1.6 0.2
1990 SYR AAA 3 8 0 15 14 78.0 59 68 69 4 0% .000 6.8 7.8 0.5 8.0 1.63 4.62 0.0 0.0
1991 TOR MLB 0 0 0 3 0 1.7 3 5 1 0 43% .429 16.2 27.0 0.0 5.4 4.80 27.00 -0.7 -0.1
1991 DUN A+ 0 0 0 4 3 9.7 5 7 5 0 0% .000 4.6 6.5 0.0 4.6 1.24 1.86 0.0 0.0
1992 TOR MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 2 0 0 80% .200 9.0 18.0 0.0 0.0 3.00 9.00 -0.1 -0.0
1992 SYR AAA 8 9 0 27 27 163.3 159 64 108 9 0% .000 8.8 3.5 0.5 6.0 1.37 3.86 0.0 0.0
1993 TOR MLB 9 6 2 34 12 105.0 93 56 66 8 55% .266 8.0 4.8 0.7 5.7 1.42 4.11 7.6 0.8
1994 TOR MLB 6 7 0 20 20 111.7 125 65 100 6 51% .347 10.1 5.2 0.5 8.1 1.70 5.08 28.7 2.8
1995 TOR MLB 11 11 0 28 28 183.0 162 108 153 15 38% .281 8.0 5.3 0.7 7.5 1.48 3.64 34.5 3.4
1996 FLO MLB 16 12 0 33 33 215.3 153 119 200 14 44% .252 6.4 5.0 0.6 8.4 1.26 2.93 29.7 2.7
1997 FLO MLB 11 9 0 27 27 151.3 133 91 132 13 42% .286 7.9 5.4 0.8 7.9 1.48 4.34 18.3 1.5
1998 NYN MLB 17 6 0 28 28 193.0 151 71 174 8 52% .272 7.0 3.3 0.4 8.1 1.15 2.47 48.0 4.5
1999 NYN MLB 13 12 0 32 32 213.0 209 93 162 19 44% .297 8.8 3.9 0.8 6.8 1.42 4.23 30.4 2.3
2000 NYN MLB 16 8 0 31 31 208.0 176 76 200 19 53% .276 7.6 3.3 0.8 8.7 1.21 3.20 42.3 4.0
2001 NYN MLB 11 11 0 29 29 187.3 178 46 142 18 51% .285 8.6 2.2 0.9 6.8 1.20 3.31 28.4 2.7
2002 NYN MLB 13 13 0 33 33 204.3 194 69 172 23 53% .287 8.5 3.0 1.0 7.6 1.29 3.48 28.6 2.9
2003 NYN MLB 15 9 0 30 30 180.7 176 94 139 15 43% .298 8.8 4.7 0.7 6.9 1.49 3.99 27.9 2.7
2004 NYN MLB 10 8 0 30 30 173.7 138 97 117 16 43% .240 7.2 5.0 0.8 6.1 1.35 3.21 2.0 0.1
2005 FLO MLB 3 7 0 17 16 80.0 88 60 52 9 43% .316 9.9 6.8 1.0 5.8 1.85 6.64 -9.1 -1.0
2005 NYA MLB 4 5 0 16 10 62.3 66 38 45 4 44% .310 9.5 5.5 0.6 6.5 1.67 5.49 5.8 0.6
2006 USA wor 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 3 1 0 0 0% .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0

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
2004-05-12 2004-06-01 15-DL 20 17 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2003-06-30 2003-07-20 15-DL 20 16 Right Knee Swelling -
2001-04-21 2001-05-18 15-DL 27 24 Left Elbow Strain - -
1998-06-27 1998-07-18 15-DL 21 16 Left Knee Strain Patellar Tendon - -
1997-10-23 1997-10-23 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 1997-10-23 -
1997-08-13 1997-08-29 15-DL 16 14 Left Groin Strain - -
1997-05-01 1997-05-20 15-DL 19 17 Right Knee Contusion - -
1994-06-09 1994-06-27 15-DL 18 16 - Groin Strain - -
1993-04-24 1993-05-11 15-DL 17 15 Left Fingers Blister - -
1991-04-22 1991-10-14 60-DL 175 149 - Elbow Inflammation Ulnar Neuritis - -
1989-05-07 1989-10-09 60-DL 155 132 Left Shoulder Surgery 1989-09-08 -
1988-06-22 1988-07-27 15-DL 35 30 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 FLO $7,000,000
2004 NYN $10,295,600
2003 NYN $8,000,000
2002 NYN $9,250,000
2001 NYN $9,750,000
2000 NYN $7,750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$52,045,600
6 yrTotal$52,045,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
15 y 67 dRandy Hendricks1 yr/$1.5M (06)+$0.5M incts

Details
  • retired 3/06 re-signed as a free agent 1/06, 1 year/$1.5M (06)+$0.5M bonuses (minor-league contract)
  • trade after designated for assignment-FL 7/05 (NYY pay $0.4M of 05 sal)
  • signed as a free agent from NYM 12/04, 1 year/$8M (05) ($7M to Leiter, $1M to charity in 4 $0.25M installments, 05-08)
  • 05:$4M, $3M signing bonus deferred @ 0% interest ($1M in 07, $2M in 08)
  • NYM declined $10M 05 option 11/04 (pd $2M buyout)
  • 2 year/$18M (03-04)+$10M 05 club option
  • 03:$8M (+$2M bonuses), 04:$8M (+$2M bonuses), 05:$10M mutual option $2M buyout
  • re-signed 7/02
  • 4 year/$32M (99-02) $9M signing bonus payable 10/99-7/02
  • 99:$3M, 00:$5.5M, 01:$7.5M, 02:$7M

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which baseball annoucers are your favorites? I enjoy the rapport between Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone quite a bit and the Red Sox guys (Orsillo and Remy) are fun too.
(JG Ballard from Vermillion Sands)
Vin Scully is my favorite, hands down. Great bit from the Sons of Steve Garvey site yesterday (http://www.sonsofstevegarvey.com/2010/03/vin-scully-on-bill-veeck-and-colored.html) about Scully telling a story about racism, Bill Veeck, and the flight of major league spring training facilities to Arizona.

I'm no Michael Kay fan, but I really like Ken Singleton on the Yankees games, and enjoyed David Cone while he was around. Al Leiter is decent too. I don't mind Krukow and Kuiper for the Giants, even though they're "the enemy" to a Dodger fan. For national games, I'm really eager to hear more of Jon Sciambi on ESPN, because he's a friend of BP and because I like what I've heard. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, who are the pitchers coming onto the ballot next year? I've heard that there's going to be a wave which will cut into Blyleven's vote count. Is that true? Also, do you see the Vets Committee enshrining Lou and Tram after Tram drops off the ballot (this seems, rather unfortunately, inevitible).
(David from Huntersville NC)
Pitchers eligible for next year's ballot include Kevin Brown, John Franco, Al Leiter, Wilson Alvarez, Ugueth Urbina, Ismael Valdez, Paul Quantrill, Cal Eldred, Kirk Rueter and Steve Reed. I don't see any of them cutting into anybody's support, and other than the first three, I don't see any of them even getting through the nomination stage. Though if Mike Jackson can... (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)FYI, next couple of HOF classes are thin. Best candidates for 2011 are Bagwell, Raffy Palmeiro (zero shot), Kevin Brown, Al Leiter and Larry Walker. Best candidates for 2012 are Bernie Williams, Tim Salmon and....I dunno, Carl Everett? Rick Helling?
(El Angelo from elangelo@gmail.com)
The 2012 class is thinner than prison gruel. Honestly there aren't five guys among this lot who would get more than a single paragraph out of me in the JAWS series:

Edgardo Alfonzo, Pedro Astacio, David Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, Vinny Castilla, Scott Erickson, Carl Everett, Jeff Fassero, Alex S. Gonzalez, Danny Graves, Rick Helling, Dustin Hermanson, Jose Hernandez, Brian Jordan, Matt Lawton, Javy Lopez, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, Jeff Nelson, Phil Nevin, Brad Radke, Joe Randa, Tim Salmon, Ruben Sierra, Jose Vizcaino, Bernie Williams, Eric Young (Jay Jaffe)


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