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Grover Alexander PCubs

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
20 5190 373 208 32 2198 2.56
Birth Date2-26-1887
Height6' 1"
Weight185 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
1911 PHI 24 48 37 367.0 0.0 0.0 28 13 3 0 0 0 1440 285 133 105 5 0 129 129 8 227 2.57 2.68 0.00 0.0 0.0
1912 PHI 25 46 34 310.3 0.0 0.0 19 17 3 0 0 0 1290 289 133 97 11 0 105 105 6 195 2.81 3.03 0.00 0.0 0.0
1913 PHI 26 47 36 306.3 0.0 0.0 22 8 2 0 0 0 1234 288 106 95 9 0 75 75 3 159 2.79 2.73 0.00 0.0 0.0
1914 PHI 27 46 39 355.0 0.0 0.0 27 15 1 0 0 0 1459 327 133 94 8 0 76 76 11 214 2.38 2.08 0.00 0.0 0.0
1915 PHI 28 49 42 376.3 0.0 0.0 31 10 3 0 0 0 1435 253 86 51 3 0 64 64 10 241 1.22 1.77 0.00 0.0 0.0
1916 PHI 29 48 45 389.0 0.0 0.0 33 12 3 0 0 0 1500 323 90 67 6 0 50 50 10 167 1.55 2.11 0.00 0.0 0.0
1917 PHI 30 45 44 388.0 0.0 0.0 30 13 0 0 0 0 1529 336 107 79 4 0 56 56 6 200 1.83 1.96 0.00 0.0 0.0
1918 CHN 31 3 3 26.0 0.0 0.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 98 19 7 5 0 0 3 3 1 15 1.73 1.60 0.00 0.0 0.0
1919 CHN 32 30 27 235.0 0.0 0.0 16 11 1 0 0 0 906 180 51 45 3 0 38 38 0 121 1.72 2.06 0.00 0.0 0.0
1920 CHN 33 46 40 363.3 0.0 0.0 27 14 5 0 0 0 1447 335 96 77 8 0 69 69 1 173 1.91 2.51 0.00 0.0 0.0
1921 CHN 34 31 30 252.0 0.0 0.0 15 13 1 0 0 0 1033 286 110 95 10 0 33 33 1 77 3.39 3.30 0.00 0.0 0.0
1922 CHN 35 33 31 245.7 0.0 0.0 16 13 1 0 0 0 1014 283 111 99 8 0 34 34 3 48 3.63 3.56 0.00 0.0 0.0
1923 CHN 36 39 36 305.0 0.0 0.0 22 12 2 0 0 0 1246 308 128 108 17 0 30 30 0 72 3.19 3.51 0.00 0.0 0.0
1924 CHN 37 21 20 169.3 0.0 0.0 12 5 0 0 0 0 708 183 82 57 9 0 25 25 1 33 3.03 3.71 0.00 0.0 0.0
1925 CHN 38 32 30 236.0 0.0 0.0 15 11 0 0 0 0 977 270 106 89 15 0 29 29 3 63 3.39 3.81 0.00 0.0 0.0
1926 CHN 39 7 7 52.0 0.0 0.0 3 3 0 0 0 0 218 55 26 20 0 0 7 7 0 12 3.46 2.85 0.00 0.0 0.0
1926 SLN 39 23 16 148.3 0.0 0.0 9 7 2 0 0 0 597 136 57 48 8 0 24 24 2 35 2.91 3.66 0.00 0.0 0.0
1927 SLN 40 37 30 268.0 0.0 0.0 21 10 3 0 0 0 1082 261 94 75 11 0 38 38 1 48 2.52 3.60 0.00 0.0 0.0
1928 SLN 41 34 31 243.7 0.0 0.0 16 9 2 0 0 0 1009 262 107 91 15 0 37 37 2 59 3.36 3.58 0.00 0.0 0.0
1929 SLN 42 22 19 132.0 0.0 0.0 9 8 0 0 0 0 562 149 65 57 10 0 23 23 1 33 3.89 4.34 0.00 0.0 0.0
1930 PHI 43 9 3 21.7 0.0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 109 40 24 22 5 0 6 6 0 6 9.14 6.83 0.00 0.0 0.0
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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
1911 PHI MLB 48 37 367.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .261 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1912 PHI MLB 46 34 310.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1913 PHI MLB 47 36 306.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 PHI MLB 46 39 355.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 PHI MLB 49 42 376.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .224 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 PHI MLB 48 45 389.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 PHI MLB 45 44 388.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1918 CHN MLB 3 3 26.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .241 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 CHN MLB 30 27 235.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .238 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 CHN MLB 46 40 363.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1921 CHN MLB 31 30 252.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1922 CHN MLB 33 31 245.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1923 CHN MLB 39 36 305.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1924 CHN MLB 21 20 169.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .272 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1925 CHN MLB 32 30 236.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 CHN MLB 7 7 52.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1926 SLN MLB 23 16 148.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .242 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1927 SLN MLB 37 30 268.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .254 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 SLN MLB 34 31 243.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 SLN MLB 22 19 132.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 PHI MLB 9 3 21.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .380 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
1911 PHI MLB 28 13 3 48 37 367.0 285 129 227 5 0% .261 7.0 3.2 0.1 5.6 1.13 2.57 0.0 0.0
1912 PHI MLB 19 17 3 46 34 310.3 289 105 195 11 0% .286 8.4 3.0 0.3 5.7 1.27 2.81 0.0 0.0
1913 PHI MLB 22 8 2 47 36 306.3 288 75 159 9 0% .282 8.5 2.2 0.3 4.7 1.18 2.79 0.0 0.0
1914 PHI MLB 27 15 1 46 39 355.0 327 76 214 8 0% .277 8.3 1.9 0.2 5.4 1.14 2.38 0.0 0.0
1915 PHI MLB 31 10 3 49 42 376.3 253 64 241 3 0% .224 6.1 1.5 0.1 5.8 0.84 1.22 0.0 0.0
1916 PHI MLB 33 12 3 48 45 389.0 323 50 167 6 0% .250 7.5 1.2 0.1 3.9 0.96 1.55 0.0 0.0
1917 PHI MLB 30 13 0 45 44 388.0 336 56 200 4 0% .263 7.8 1.3 0.1 4.6 1.01 1.83 0.0 0.0
1918 CHN MLB 2 1 0 3 3 26.0 19 3 15 0 0% .241 6.6 1.0 0.0 5.2 0.85 1.73 0.0 0.0
1919 CHN MLB 16 11 1 30 27 235.0 180 38 121 3 0% .238 6.9 1.5 0.1 4.6 0.93 1.72 0.0 0.0
1920 CHN MLB 27 14 5 46 40 363.3 335 69 173 8 0% .273 8.3 1.7 0.2 4.3 1.11 1.91 0.0 0.0
1921 CHN MLB 15 13 1 31 30 252.0 286 33 77 10 0% .303 10.2 1.2 0.4 2.8 1.27 3.39 0.0 0.0
1922 CHN MLB 16 13 1 33 31 245.7 283 34 48 8 0% .299 10.4 1.2 0.3 1.8 1.29 3.63 0.0 0.0
1923 CHN MLB 22 12 2 39 36 305.0 308 30 72 17 0% .258 9.1 0.9 0.5 2.1 1.11 3.19 0.0 0.0
1924 CHN MLB 12 5 0 21 20 169.3 183 25 33 9 0% .272 9.7 1.3 0.5 1.8 1.23 3.03 0.0 0.0
1925 CHN MLB 15 11 0 32 30 236.0 270 29 63 15 0% .294 10.3 1.1 0.6 2.4 1.27 3.39 0.0 0.0
1926 SLN MLB 9 7 2 23 16 148.3 136 24 35 8 0% .242 8.3 1.5 0.5 2.1 1.08 2.91 0.0 0.0
1926 CHN MLB 3 3 0 7 7 52.0 55 7 12 0 0% .276 9.5 1.2 0.0 2.1 1.19 3.46 0.0 0.0
1927 SLN MLB 21 10 3 37 30 268.0 261 38 48 11 0% .254 8.8 1.3 0.4 1.6 1.12 2.52 0.0 0.0
1928 SLN MLB 16 9 2 34 31 243.7 262 37 59 15 0% .276 9.7 1.4 0.6 2.2 1.23 3.36 0.0 0.0
1929 SLN MLB 9 8 0 22 19 132.0 149 23 33 10 0% .281 10.2 1.6 0.7 2.2 1.30 3.89 0.0 0.0
1930 PHI MLB 0 3 0 9 3 21.7 40 6 6 5 0% .380 16.6 2.5 2.1 2.5 2.12 9.14 0.0 0.0

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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

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Curious Case of Freddie LindstromJay Jaffe2013-03-06
BP Unfiltered: The Hallworthy Alomar and BlylevenJay Jaffe2011-07-23
Seidnotes: WARP SpeedEric Seidman2010-12-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2010-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Tom Glavine Jay Jaffe2010-02-17
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for PitchersJay Jaffe2010-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The 2008 Transient All-Star TeamJim Baker2008-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: TandemoniumJay Jaffe2008-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Dead Horses and Fifth StartersJim Baker2008-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: A First for the AgesJim Baker2007-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2006: Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2005-12-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: InitiationJim Baker2005-12-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Feels Like the First TimeJim Baker2005-10-21
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Objective Hall of Fame: Part Five, 1947-1950Clay Davenport2005-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Objective Hall of Fame: Part Two, 1937-1940Clay Davenport2005-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Big Two Matchup and The Art of HustlingJim Baker2005-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Armchair Manager EditionJim Baker2005-04-08
Prospectus Triple Play: Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas RangersBaseball Prospectus2004-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Managers Reconsidered, Part IISteven Goldman2004-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTrading a Superstar: It's Not as Rare as You Might ThinkMark Armour2004-01-16
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, Part IIISteven Goldman2003-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessCross Your Fingers: Cautionary Tales From the Second Base Trade Logs, Part ISteven Goldman2003-07-18


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would be on your top 10 pitchers to see list: I'd put vintage Maddux, Halladay, Pedro, Clemens, and 87 Mike Scott, Gooden, Blyleven, Rivera, Henke, and Johan for people from my lifetime. I
(JT from Exhibition Stadium)
Having seen all of those guys, I'd focus on a lot on the ones that I didn't get to see. If I've included Ryan on that top 10, I'll add Sandy Koufax, Walter Johnson, Lefty Grove, Juan Marichal, Bob Gibson, Grover Alexander, Old Hoss Radbourn (just to see what the game was like then), Burleigh Grimes (need a spitballer), and because he's meant so much to me in the JAWS process, Blyleven. (Jay Jaffe)


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