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Portrait of Kevin Appier

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date12-6-1967
Height6' 2"
Weight180 lbs
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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 KCA MLB 6 5 21.7 34 12 10 3 .262 94 14.1 5.0 1.2 4.2 33% .383 .355 2.12 5.39 9.14 126 5.83 -0.2
1990 KCA MLB 32 24 185.7 179 54 127 13 .263 100 8.7 2.6 0.6 6.2 48% .285 .242 1.25 3.32 2.76 88 4.07 2.4
1991 KCA MLB 34 31 207.7 205 61 158 13 .262 97 8.9 2.6 0.6 6.8 45% .297 .254 1.28 3.11 3.42 85 3.57 4.1
1992 KCA MLB 30 30 208.3 167 68 150 10 .268 98 7.2 2.9 0.4 6.5 42% .252 .232 1.13 2.98 2.46 83 3.15 4.6
1993 KCA MLB 34 34 238.7 183 81 186 8 .262 100 6.9 3.1 0.3 7.0 45% .258 .202 1.11 2.91 2.56 82 3.25 6.3
1994 KCA MLB 23 23 155.0 137 63 145 11 .266 98 8.0 3.7 0.6 8.4 48% .293 .237 1.29 3.55 3.83 79 3.70 3.7
1995 KCA MLB 31 31 201.3 163 80 185 14 .270 97 7.3 3.6 0.6 8.3 48% .273 .228 1.21 3.52 3.89 82 3.36 5.5
1996 KCA MLB 32 32 211.3 192 75 207 17 .269 97 8.2 3.2 0.7 8.8 45% .307 .229 1.26 3.47 3.62 74 3.27 6.4
1997 KCA MLB 34 34 235.7 215 74 196 24 .265 99 8.2 2.8 0.9 7.5 40% .283 .233 1.23 3.80 3.40 92 3.66 5.7
1998 KCA MLB 3 3 15.0 21 5 9 3 .270 102 12.6 3.0 1.8 5.4 41% .353 .304 1.73 5.82 7.80 110 5.40 0.1
1999 KCA 0 22 22 140.3 153 51 78 18 .263 101 9.8 3.3 1.2 5.0 46% .293 .257 1.45 4.98 4.87 0 0.00 0.0
1999 OAK 0 12 12 68.7 77 33 53 9 .265 96 10.1 4.3 1.2 6.9 39% .313 .276 1.60 4.85 5.77 0 0.00 0.0
2000 OAK MLB 31 31 195.3 200 102 129 23 .265 92 9.2 4.7 1.1 5.9 43% .285 .269 1.55 5.14 4.52 115 6.11 0.5
2001 NYN MLB 33 33 206.7 181 64 172 22 .258 92 7.9 2.8 1.0 7.5 52% .273 .246 1.19 3.87 3.57 95 4.70 2.6
2002 ANA MLB 32 32 188.3 191 64 132 23 .267 94 9.1 3.1 1.1 6.3 40% .295 .262 1.35 4.38 3.92 108 4.93 1.4
2003 ANA 0 19 19 92.7 105 36 50 17 .262 98 10.2 3.5 1.7 4.9 35% .283 .295 1.52 5.82 5.63 0 0.00 0.0
2003 KCA 0 4 4 19.0 15 7 5 4 .279 100 7.1 3.3 1.9 2.4 34% .180 .245 1.16 6.41 4.26 0 0.00 0.0
2004 KCA MLB 2 2 4.0 7 3 2 0 .250 99 15.8 6.8 0.0 4.5 47% .412 .364 2.50 4.41 13.50 109 6.25 -0.0
1999 TOT MLB 34 34 209.0 230 84 131 27 .264 100 9.9 3.6 1.2 5.6 44% .300 .263 1.50 4.94 5.17 101 4.97 3.0
2003 TOT MLB 23 23 111.7 120 43 55 21 .265 98 9.7 3.5 1.7 4.4 35% .266 .287 1.46 5.92 5.40 128 6.64 -1.1
CareerMLB4144022595.324259331994232.265978.43.20.86.944%.284.2451.293.863.74934.1844.8

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1987 EUG A- 15 15 77.0 81 29 72 2 .000 9.5 3.4 0.2 8.4 0% .000 .000 1.43 3.30 3.04
1988 BCY A+ 24 24 147.3 134 39 112 1 .000 8.2 2.4 0.1 6.8 0% .000 .000 1.17 2.21 2.75
1988 MEM AA 3 3 19.7 11 7 18 0 .000 5.0 3.2 0.0 8.2 0% .000 .000 0.91 2.12 1.83
1989 KCA MLB 6 5 21.7 34 12 10 3 .262 94 14.1 5.0 1.2 4.2 33% .383 .355 2.12 5.39 9.14
1989 OMA AAA 22 22 139.0 141 42 109 6 .000 9.1 2.7 0.4 7.1 0% .000 .000 1.32 2.88 3.95
1990 KCA MLB 32 24 185.7 179 54 127 13 .263 100 8.7 2.6 0.6 6.2 48% .285 .242 1.25 3.32 2.76
1990 OMA AAA 3 3 18.0 15 3 17 0 .000 7.5 1.5 0.0 8.5 0% .000 .000 1.00 1.76 1.50
1991 KCA MLB 34 31 207.7 205 61 158 13 .262 97 8.9 2.6 0.6 6.8 45% .297 .254 1.28 3.11 3.42
1992 KCA MLB 30 30 208.3 167 68 150 10 .268 98 7.2 2.9 0.4 6.5 42% .252 .232 1.13 2.98 2.46
1993 KCA MLB 34 34 238.7 183 81 186 8 .262 100 6.9 3.1 0.3 7.0 45% .258 .202 1.11 2.91 2.56
1994 KCA MLB 23 23 155.0 137 63 145 11 .266 98 8.0 3.7 0.6 8.4 48% .293 .237 1.29 3.55 3.83
1995 KCA MLB 31 31 201.3 163 80 185 14 .270 97 7.3 3.6 0.6 8.3 48% .273 .228 1.21 3.52 3.89
1996 KCA MLB 32 32 211.3 192 75 207 17 .269 97 8.2 3.2 0.7 8.8 45% .307 .229 1.26 3.47 3.62
1997 KCA MLB 34 34 235.7 215 74 196 24 .265 99 8.2 2.8 0.9 7.5 40% .283 .233 1.23 3.80 3.40
1998 KCA MLB 3 3 15.0 21 5 9 3 .270 102 12.6 3.0 1.8 5.4 41% .353 .304 1.73 5.82 7.80
1998 LNS A 1 1 4.0 4 0 5 0 .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 11.2 0% -.800 .000 1.00 1.04 2.25
1998 WIC AA 1 1 6.0 8 2 1 1 .000 12.0 3.0 1.5 1.5 0% -1.750 .000 1.67 6.36 6.00
1998 OMA AAA 6 6 32.0 41 12 22 7 .000 11.5 3.4 2.0 6.2 0% -.810 .000 1.66 6.24 7.03
1999 KCA MLB 22 22 140.3 153 51 78 18 .263 101 9.8 3.3 1.2 5.0 46% .293 .257 1.45 4.98 4.87
1999 OAK MLB 12 12 68.7 77 33 53 9 .265 96 10.1 4.3 1.2 6.9 39% .313 .276 1.60 4.85 5.77
2000 OAK MLB 31 31 195.3 200 102 129 23 .265 92 9.2 4.7 1.1 5.9 43% .285 .269 1.55 5.14 4.52
2001 NYN MLB 33 33 206.7 181 64 172 22 .258 92 7.9 2.8 1.0 7.5 52% .273 .246 1.19 3.87 3.57
2002 ANA MLB 32 32 188.3 191 64 132 23 .267 94 9.1 3.1 1.1 6.3 40% .295 .262 1.35 4.38 3.92
2003 ANA MLB 19 19 92.7 105 36 50 17 .262 98 10.2 3.5 1.7 4.9 35% .283 .295 1.52 5.82 5.63
2003 KCA MLB 4 4 19.0 15 7 5 4 .279 100 7.1 3.3 1.9 2.4 34% .180 .245 1.16 6.41 4.26
2004 KCA MLB 2 2 4.0 7 3 2 0 .250 99 15.8 6.8 0.0 4.5 47% .412 .364 2.50 4.41 13.50
2004 WIC AA 4 4 14.7 19 4 3 1 .000 11.6 2.4 0.6 1.8 0% .305 .000 1.56 4.71 4.90
2004 OMA AAA 1 1 4.0 7 2 2 1 .000 15.8 4.5 2.2 4.5 0% .429 .000 2.25 7.26 6.75
2006 TAC AAA 10 5 35.2 39 24 26 0 .264 99 10.0 6.1 0.0 6.6 49% .331 .284 1.79 4.08 4.60

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
2006-03-18 2006-03-29 Camp 11 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2004-04-24 2004-07-25 60-DL 92 81 Right Forearm Strain Transferred To The Voluntary Retired List -
2004-04-02 2004-04-17 15-DL 15 10 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Torn Flexor Tendon 2003-09-03
2003-08-25 2003-09-29 15-DL 35 31 Right Elbow Surgery Torn Flexor Tendon 2003-09-03
2003-04-20 2003-05-08 15-DL 18 14 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2002-08-19 2002-08-24 DTD 5 4 Left Groin Soreness - -
2002-06-06 2002-06-06 DTD 0 0 Right Forearm Stiffness - -
2001-07-24 2001-07-24 DTD 0 0 Right Hip Soreness - -
2000-04-25 2000-05-13 15-DL 18 16 Right Forearm Strain - -
1999-06-24 1999-06-24 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
1998-09-01 1998-09-11 DTD 10 7 Right Shoulder Recovery From Previous Injury Labrum Surgery 1998-03-24 -
1998-03-31 1998-09-01 60-DL 154 137 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 1998-03-24 -
1997-11-11 1997-11-11 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Torn AC Joint Ligaments From a Fall 1997-11-11 -
1997-06-16 1997-06-22 DTD 6 4 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
1995-07-26 1995-08-12 15-DL 17 16 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 KCA $300,000
2003 ANA $11,500,000
2002 ANA $9,500,000
2001 NYN $8,500,000
2000 OAK $5,600,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$35,400,000
5 yrTotal$35,400,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
14 y 127 dBorris/Horwits

Details
  • retired 4/06 sent to minor-league camp 3/06 signed as a free agent from KC 1/06 (minor-league contract)
  • retired 4/05 re-signed as a free agent 12/04, 1 year/$0.5M (05)+bonuses (minor-league contract)
  • designated for assignment 6/04 re-signed 11/03, 1 year/$0.3M (04)
  • signed as a free agent from AN 8/03 1 year/$0.3M (pro-rated)
  • released 7/03
  • acquired in trade from NYM 12/01
  • 4 year/$42M (01-04) incl $2M signing bonus
  • 01: $8M 02: $9M 03: $11M 04: $12M+$2M bonus ($1M 01, $1M deferred to 7/02) 99:$4.8M, 00:$5.6M

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 7/27/2016 10:21 ET

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

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2004 The prodigal son returned, and his six shutout innings in an 11-0 pasting of the Yankees in mid-August was the highest of many high points in the Royals' season. But he was already living on borrowed time, pitching with a partial tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, and inevitably the ligament deteriorated, prompting surgery which should keep him out until May. The Royals are bringing him back for the major league minimum, but it would be an upset if he ever started regularly again. With his deceptive motion and a slider that's still nasty when he's on, a mild renaissance as a reliever isn't out of the question.
2003 Ape certainly pitched better than I expected. People forget what dominating stuff Appier had when he came up with the Royals. He used to have nasty velocity and absolutely unfair movement on his pitches. The 1993 Royals had Appier’s slurve or whateverthehellitwas, followed by a pre-injury Tom Gordon with a nasty fastball and curveball, followed by Jeff Montgomery dealing death by a thousand frisbees. Just thinking about it would make most hitters want to swallow their own bats. It was a wonder to watch, unless you happened to be Mike Devereaux or something. Appier deserves a lot of credit for being able to adapt to pitching without that kind of stuff; most guys never successfully make that adjustment. It was good to see him get a ring.
2002 Appier gave the Mets his best season in years, continuing his surprising post-surgery improvement. Nothing he can possibly do, however, will justify the four-year, $34-million contract the Mets handed him last off-season. Traded for Mo Vaughn, he gives the Angels another six-inning, mid-rotation pitcher.
2001 As good as it is to see Kevin Appier get a major payday after years of giving himself up for the greater glory of the hopeless Herk Robinson Royals, his contract with the Mets is a pretty heavy burden for them to carry. Even with the National League being a slightly more pitcher-friendly environment and Shea Stadium being a nice pitchers' park, he’s coming off a couple of seasons of allowing 300 base runners. That's a lot of pitches for a guy with a delivery that’s always going to make people think he’s an injury risk.
2000 After a year lost to an unfortunate collection of injuries (shoulder reconstruction, moving, motorcycles, and a bum colon), his most significant victory was making 34 starts and throwing 209 innings despite a hamstring injury that plagued him down the stretch. The velocity isn't there anymore, and it's not coming back, but he came to the right team at the right time. The A's offense should dress up his coming free agency with a number of run-support-generated wins. He's still got that amazing, funky delivery, bringing his left leg straight up and tight, then sweeping his arm forward.
1999 The world may never know what an outstanding pitcher Appier has been. A freak accident - he slipped and broke his collarbone carrying his sister’s wedding presents - brought a shoulder that was slowly weakening from overuse to the operating room. The surgery for a torn labrum was not reconstructive, but it could not have been more poorly timed, coming just a week before the season began. He endured a lengthy rehab (interrupted by a hospital stay for a bizarre colon infection), and was still gaining arm strength at year’s end. He has more work to do; his fastball was consistently 87 and his slider topped out at 78, which is about 4-5 mph below his usual form. His success was not all about velocity, and he can survive at this level, but he may never again show that dominant, nasty form.

Robinson, bless his heart, gave Jeff King a no-trade clause in his contract, so with the Royals in a cost-cutting mood Appier looks to be gone, probably to Boston. Appier was for years the only reason to watch a Royals game, and for him to be traded at the lowest point in his career would be another nadir in the organization’s appreciation for him.
1998 He’s probably more underrated than ever now. Over his career he has been the equal of, if not slightly better than, Mike Mussina, but to look at their records you would never believe it: Appier is 104-79, Mussina 105-49. Appier and Greg Maddux are the only two starters in baseball with ERAs better than league average every year this decade. But his run support has gone from bad to worse, and with no margin for error he tries to throw a shutout every time out, which is hurting his control and forcing him to rack up huge pitch totals. Muser reportedly became frustrated with his inconsistency from start to start, but that could probably be fixed by putting him on a tighter pitch count. Still capable of winning a Cy Young at any time.
1997 The Man. The three-year contract he signed in July, after months of wrangling and rumors that he was headed elsewhere in trade, was the single most important event in the Royals’ season. Appier is one of the ten best pitchers in baseball. He’s consistently effective and hasn’t missed more than five starts in any season since he joined the rotation for good in 1990. His sometimes-eccentric outbursts have prompted sportswriters in KC to refer to him as “Planet Appier,” one of the better nicknames in the game.

He’s been up and down the last three years, bothered by a change in pitching coaches and—more importantly—sinful abuse by Boone in 1995. Boone finally got the message last year and lowered his pitch counts, and there’s every reason to think Appier will be in the top five in ERA again this year. If the Royals finally score some runs, that could get him 20 wins and a Cy Young bid.
1996  Possibly the best pitcher the Royals have ever produced. The only other possibilites are David Cone, who only pitched two years in Kansas City (and those as a free agent), and Bret Saberhagen, who was traded away at age 27 and who has never had Appier's health record. Despite having a potential 200-game winner in their midst, the Royals continue to act like Appier is just another #2 or #3 starter. They have yet to offer him a long-term deal, content to give him a series of one-year contracts, presumably in the expectation that his arm is going to blow out any day now.

Despite being abused in the four-man rotation last year pitching on three days' rest wasn't damaging, but throwing 120-130 pitches at times was Appier still shows great durability, he's impossible to hit, rarely gives up a homer, and ends up in the AL top 10 in ERA every year. He should have won the Cy Young award in 1993, and is a threat to win it each season. The Royals' first priority should be to sign him to a four-year deal but more likely than not, they'll let him walk at the end of the year, complaining that he's "out of their price range" after he goes 22-7 with a 2.65 ERA.

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Prospectus Feature: DRA: Improved, Minused, and DemonstratedDan Turkenkopf2015-06-10
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2012-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which pitchers stand out as personal favorites that never panned out like you thought they would?
(PepeShady from St Paul)
Bret Saberhagen. Kevin Appier. I was sure both of them would be Hall of Famers. Though if Jack Morris gets in, I may start pushing their candidacies a little harder. Apparently you never know. They can get back on the ballot, right?

More recently, I had high hopes for Brett Anderson. I guess he may yet fulfill those. Erik Bedard...I sense a theme. I've been a big Gavin Floyd fan for a while, and though he's been good, he's never broken through to great. On a much lower tier, Chad Gaudin. (Mike Fast)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, I was surprised to see how well Kevin Appier stacks up against Jack Morris in your article today (granted, over a shorter period). How hard would the heads of people like Shaughnessy explode if you you tried to convince them that KEVIN APPIER was a more deserving candidate than Jack Morris?
(MSTI from NYC)
I know it's not exactly what you asked but yes, I would be happy to see Shaughnessy's head explode. (Jay Jaffe)
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)
2008-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give us a couple of comps for Scherzer? I guess I'm asking for a few pitchers who have sustained such violent mechanics and gone on to long and successful careers.
(Henry from Minneapolis, MN)
I referenced Kevin Appier on the radio today, but I seem to remember reading that Appier looked worse than he was according to people who study mechanics. Craig House was a weird one and washed out quickly.

Not to be a jerk, but if I'm the Diamondbacks, I ride this train very hard for as long as it runs. This could very well be a case where a guy is better in his 0-3 years than he his the rest of his career. (Joe Sheehan)


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