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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
19 3367.7 194 174 3 1528 3.76 20.2
Birth Date9-4-1950
Height6' 3"
Weight190 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
1971 LAN 20 17 12 92.3 79.7 12.7 6 6 0 0 8 0 395 105 45 39 6 139 18 18 1 30 3.80 3.36 3.59 10.6 1.1
1972 BAL 21 35 9 106.3 61.3 45.0 6 8 2 2 8 0 423 78 36 29 5 104 30 22 1 49 2.45 2.83 3.58 1.7 0.3
1973 BAL 22 29 26 174.7 166.0 8.7 12 8 0 0 15 0 726 169 85 75 19 261 52 47 7 63 3.86 4.29 5.32 -9.2 -1.0
1974 BAL 23 30 12 114.3 60.7 53.7 6 9 0 3 5 2 497 127 65 51 7 170 43 39 4 40 4.01 3.90 4.68 0.3 0.0
1975 BAL 24 32 11 133.3 80.0 53.3 8 8 1 3 11 2 561 127 47 45 7 179 47 40 1 46 3.04 3.63 4.36 5.4 0.6
1976 BAL 25 11 6 64.3 37.0 27.3 3 4 0 1 4 0 265 58 27 25 3 82 24 22 0 17 3.50 3.81 4.56 -2.9 -0.3
1976 NYA 25 19 19 136.7 136.7 0.0 10 5 0 0 11 4 547 114 54 50 9 162 39 39 3 41 3.29 3.80 4.54 -2.5 -0.3
1977 TEX 26 34 34 237.0 237.0 0.0 17 11 0 0 19 3 995 221 103 96 24 336 82 80 2 82 3.65 4.43 5.12 1.4 0.1
1978 TEX 27 31 28 191.0 185.3 5.7 9 10 0 0 17 2 822 198 84 82 18 310 71 70 1 81 3.86 4.06 4.79 1.7 0.2
1979 TEX 28 23 18 113.3 99.3 14.0 5 7 0 0 6 1 508 114 65 56 3 154 69 66 1 50 4.45 4.08 4.72 8.6 0.9
1980 ATL 29 35 35 231.7 231.7 0.0 14 11 0 0 22 2 981 227 120 108 20 343 74 69 4 114 4.20 3.89 4.65 3.6 0.9
1981 SFN 30 24 24 152.3 152.3 0.0 11 7 0 0 19 0 646 156 51 49 11 218 44 42 2 77 2.89 3.50 3.65 18.5 1.8
1982 NYA 31 16 11 66.7 50.7 16.0 1 7 0 0 3 1 293 81 52 45 14 152 14 12 0 26 6.07 5.27 5.41 0.8 0.1
1983 NYA 32 8 5 28.3 23.3 5.0 0 2 0 0 1 1 121 31 21 20 6 57 7 7 0 17 6.35 5.12 5.94 -1.5 -0.2
1983 TOR 32 17 15 116.7 106.0 10.7 7 6 0 0 8 3 482 126 55 51 14 205 26 25 1 46 3.93 4.29 4.54 10.0 1.1
1984 TOR 33 36 35 261.7 260.7 1.0 17 6 0 0 22 5 1061 238 99 91 21 376 59 58 3 139 3.13 3.44 4.23 19.8 2.1
1985 TOR 34 36 36 260.7 260.7 0.0 17 10 0 0 22 7 1090 268 105 100 28 399 67 67 6 142 3.45 3.89 4.01 36.2 3.8
1986 ATL 35 17 17 117.3 117.3 0.0 6 6 0 0 10 2 496 135 58 50 9 192 17 16 0 74 3.84 2.92 3.90 18.4 1.8
1986 TOR 35 17 17 111.0 111.0 0.0 5 4 0 0 8 2 470 120 56 55 18 206 20 19 4 65 4.46 4.38 4.42 15.9 1.7
1987 ATL 36 16 16 117.7 117.7 0.0 5 10 0 0 8 4 481 115 57 54 21 198 27 22 2 64 4.13 4.84 5.64 -0.6 -0.2
1987 DET 36 11 11 88.3 88.3 0.0 9 0 0 0 9 1 340 63 16 15 3 82 26 26 0 44 1.53 3.20 3.52 19.7 2.0
1988 DET 37 34 34 229.0 229.0 0.0 14 11 0 0 19 4 985 260 122 110 30 420 46 39 5 126 4.32 4.09 4.26 20.7 2.3
1989 DET 38 33 33 223.0 223.0 0.0 6 18 0 0 20 2 977 245 118 110 28 380 76 73 5 95 4.44 4.72 4.61 13.8 1.5
Career5614643367.73114.7253.019417439275481416233761541140632451259789185315283.763.974.48190.520.2

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
1971 LAN MLB 17 12 92.3 3.59 102 .268 .247 .308 .361 .257 .291 94 6.0 0.7 10.6 1.1
1972 BAL MLB 35 9 106.3 3.58 90 .218 .241 .304 .348 .253 .216 94 1.9 0.2 1.7 0.3
1973 BAL MLB 29 26 174.7 5.32 72 .268 .260 .326 .388 .263 .256 96 -9.2 -1.0 -9.2 -1.0
1974 BAL MLB 30 12 114.3 4.68 83 .283 .261 .323 .379 .261 .298 97 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
1975 BAL MLB 32 11 133.3 4.36 97 .249 .259 .324 .385 .260 .261 98 5.4 0.6 5.4 0.6
1976 BAL MLB 11 6 64.3 4.56 76 .262 .254 .315 .357 .257 .250 92 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -0.3
1976 NYA MLB 19 19 136.7 4.54 81 .233 .259 .319 .368 .261 .231 96 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
1977 TEX MLB 34 34 237.0 5.12 87 .247 .267 .327 .407 .262 .245 99 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
1978 TEX MLB 31 28 191.0 4.79 85 .279 .261 .320 .384 .263 .276 98 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
1979 TEX MLB 23 18 113.3 4.72 99 .270 .268 .327 .404 .262 .288 99 8.6 0.9 8.6 0.9
1980 ATL MLB 35 35 231.7 4.65 88 .255 .260 .320 .374 .256 .269 103 3.7 0.4 3.6 0.9
1981 SFN MLB 24 24 152.3 3.65 105 .257 .256 .315 .363 .258 .283 98 15.3 1.7 18.5 1.8
1982 NYA MLB 16 11 66.7 5.41 74 .322 .261 .320 .391 .261 .280 95 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
1983 NYA MLB 8 5 28.3 5.94 66 .291 .262 .321 .391 .255 .275 98 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
1983 TOR MLB 17 15 116.7 4.54 105 .268 .266 .326 .402 .265 .284 106 10.0 1.1 10.0 1.1
1984 TOR MLB 36 35 261.7 4.23 102 .242 .264 .325 .399 .266 .259 97 19.8 2.1 19.8 2.1
1985 TOR MLB 36 36 260.7 4.01 111 .254 .259 .325 .404 .266 .283 98 36.2 3.8 36.2 3.8
1986 ATL MLB 17 17 117.3 3.90 112 .250 .259 .322 .393 .259 .318 107 16.7 1.7 18.4 1.8
1986 TOR MLB 17 17 111.0 4.42 107 .270 .262 .331 .409 .268 .281 102 15.9 1.7 15.9 1.7
1987 ATL MLB 16 16 117.7 5.64 83 .246 .261 .325 .404 .259 .256 106 0.6 0.1 -0.6 -0.2
1987 DET MLB 11 11 88.3 3.52 129 .186 .269 .333 .431 .265 .225 100 19.7 2.0 19.7 2.0
1988 DET MLB 34 34 229.0 4.26 102 .285 .262 .324 .392 .267 .296 99 20.7 2.3 20.7 2.3
1989 DET MLB 33 33 223.0 4.61 96 .288 .263 .324 .387 .265 .281 102 13.8 1.5 13.8 1.5

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
1971 LAN MLB 6 6 0 17 12 92.3 105 18 30 6 55% .291 10.2 1.8 0.6 2.9 1.33 3.80 10.6 1.1
1972 BAL MLB 6 8 2 35 9 106.3 78 30 49 5 58% .216 6.6 2.5 0.4 4.1 1.02 2.45 1.7 0.3
1973 BAL MLB 12 8 0 29 26 174.7 169 52 63 19 57% .256 8.7 2.7 1.0 3.2 1.27 3.86 -9.2 -1.0
1974 BAL MLB 6 9 0 30 12 114.3 127 43 40 7 56% .298 10.0 3.4 0.6 3.1 1.49 4.01 0.3 0.0
1975 BAL MLB 8 8 1 32 11 133.3 127 47 46 7 58% .261 8.6 3.2 0.5 3.1 1.30 3.04 5.4 0.6
1976 BAL MLB 3 4 0 11 6 64.3 58 24 17 3 53% .250 8.1 3.4 0.4 2.4 1.27 3.50 -2.9 -0.3
1976 NYA MLB 10 5 0 19 19 136.7 114 39 41 9 43% .231 7.5 2.6 0.6 2.7 1.12 3.29 -2.5 -0.3
1977 TEX MLB 17 11 0 34 34 237.0 221 82 82 24 50% .245 8.4 3.1 0.9 3.1 1.28 3.65 1.4 0.1
1978 TEX MLB 9 10 0 31 28 191.0 198 71 81 18 51% .276 9.3 3.3 0.8 3.8 1.41 3.86 1.7 0.2
1979 TEX MLB 5 7 0 23 18 113.3 114 69 50 3 50% .288 9.1 5.5 0.2 4.0 1.61 4.45 8.6 0.9
1980 ATL MLB 14 11 0 35 35 231.7 227 74 114 20 52% .269 8.8 2.9 0.8 4.4 1.30 4.20 3.6 0.9
1981 SFN MLB 11 7 0 24 24 152.3 156 44 77 11 44% .283 9.2 2.6 0.6 4.5 1.31 2.89 18.5 1.8
1982 NYA MLB 1 7 0 16 11 66.7 81 14 26 14 38% .280 10.9 1.9 1.9 3.5 1.43 6.08 0.8 0.1
1983 NYA MLB 0 2 0 8 5 28.3 31 7 17 6 52% .275 9.8 2.2 1.9 5.4 1.34 6.35 -1.5 -0.2
1983 TOR MLB 7 6 0 17 15 116.7 126 26 46 14 43% .284 9.7 2.0 1.1 3.5 1.30 3.93 10.0 1.1
1984 TOR MLB 17 6 0 36 35 261.7 238 59 139 21 44% .259 8.2 2.0 0.7 4.8 1.14 3.13 19.8 2.1
1985 TOR MLB 17 10 0 36 36 260.7 268 67 142 28 43% .283 9.3 2.3 1.0 4.9 1.29 3.45 36.2 3.8
1986 ATL MLB 6 6 0 17 17 117.3 135 17 74 9 48% .318 10.4 1.3 0.7 5.7 1.30 3.84 18.4 1.8
1986 TOR MLB 5 4 0 17 17 111.0 120 20 65 18 38% .281 9.7 1.6 1.5 5.3 1.26 4.46 15.9 1.7
1987 DET MLB 9 0 0 11 11 88.3 63 26 44 3 40% .225 6.4 2.6 0.3 4.5 1.01 1.53 19.7 2.0
1987 ATL MLB 5 10 0 16 16 117.7 115 27 64 21 40% .256 8.8 2.1 1.6 4.9 1.21 4.13 -0.6 -0.2
1988 DET MLB 14 11 0 34 34 229.0 260 46 126 30 35% .296 10.2 1.8 1.2 5.0 1.34 4.32 20.7 2.3
1989 DET MLB 6 18 0 33 33 223.0 245 76 95 28 41% .281 9.9 3.1 1.1 3.8 1.44 4.44 13.8 1.5

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
1982-08-11 1982-09-12 32 31 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1982-05-07 1982-07-08 62 54 Right Hand Fracture Punching Object - -
1979-07-30 1979-09-02 34 34 - Face Fracture Jaw - -
1973-07-04 1973-08-06 33 33 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis - -

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The Lineup Card: Ten Trades That Made Our ChildhoodsBaseball Prospectus2014-07-03
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part OneAllan Simpson2014-06-03
BP Unfiltered: Brian Sabean and Buying and Selling Before the DeadlineBen Lindbergh2013-07-05
Baseball Therapy: There is No UnicornRussell A. Carleton2012-12-17
The Lineup Card: Seven August Moves that MatteredBaseball Prospectus2012-08-01
108 Stitches: Pulling Back the Curtain on the Trade DeadlineDan Evans2012-07-30
Wezen-Ball: Topps Big's Favorite HobbiesLarry Granillo2012-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part TwoBen Lindbergh2012-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part TwoSteven Goldman2012-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Consistently Less ConsistentR.J. Anderson2012-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessClubhouse Confidential: Be Like CCMarc Carig2011-08-03
The Lineup Card: 17 Favorite Midseason TradesBaseball Prospectus2011-07-27
The BP Wayback Machine: Trades that Made a DifferenceSteven Goldman2011-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL Central RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-08-12
One-Hoppers: Austin's PowersBen Lindbergh2010-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Whiffing the Pitcher, Part TwoEric Seidman2009-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mid-Season SnapshotJohn Perrotto2009-07-12
Prospectus Q&A: John SmoltzDavid Laurila2009-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend WrapJohn Perrotto2009-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Retrospectus: Super DealsChristina Kahrl2009-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Trades that Made a DifferenceSteven Goldman2008-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: A Red MenaceJohn Perrotto2008-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: I'll Get 'Em Next TimeJim Baker2008-07-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: More Trade Issue SolutionsJeff Erickson2008-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: How 'bout a Ten-Spot?Steven Goldman2007-11-26
Prospectus Matchups: TurnoverJim Baker2007-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Buehrle DilemmaJoe Sheehan2007-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Age Before BeautyDan Fox2007-02-15
World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback MachineChristina Kahrl2006-10-24
Prospectus Notebook: Dodgers, TwinsBaseball Prospectus2005-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 26-27Christina Kahrl2005-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
Lies, Damned Lies: Book Review, Scout's HonorNate Silver2005-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Managers Reconsidered, Part IISteven Goldman2004-05-05
Prospectus Today: Optimism for the O's?Joe Sheehan2004-02-10
Prospectus Feature: The 1987 Free Agent MarketNate Silver2003-01-14
Prospectus Feature: Touring the Minors: Organizational Overview: Los Angeles DodgersKeith Scherer2002-08-23
Transaction Analysis: August 15-18, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-21
6-4-3: Kenny Williams, A's FanGary Huckabay2002-07-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Three better teams in the NL East than the Brewers, eh? Have you seen your own site's win projections?
(Eric Johnson from Milwaukee)
Getting killed on the Brewers this week. They're playing very well, and adding Sabathia is a huge get--shades of Doyle Alexander so far. However, the performance difference between them and the Braves is pretty small. There's an article in that notion.

Anyway, the Brew Crew is a great story. It will be interesting to see how the bullpen holds up, and whether they keep improving against righthanders. Doug Melvin has done a good job in-season. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, Steven! Can you recall the last one-for-one swap (no offense to Danny Rey Herrera, who I still love) that paid off with such immediate dividends for both sides as Hamilton-Volquez has?
(Or from Dallas)
First thing that came to mind was Smoltz for Doyle Alexander, but it doesn't really fit as it took a couple of years for Smoltz to develop. That was certainly the quintessential win-win swap until now, though. (Steven Goldman)
2008-02-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)After the recent Santana trade, several commentators (including some on this site) defended the Twins GM, essentially saying, "He's no idiot. He had to make a deal and the fact that he accepted such mediocre prospects means it was the best deal available." This logic makes sense, but doesn't it call into question many of the public/expert analysis and evaluation of trades -- if we acknowledge that we don't have all the information, and we assume that (most) GMs are smart people, how and when can we fairly evaluate the intelligence of various trades?
(thegoldenbear from Newport Beach)
This is a very interesting question, isn't it?

First off, let's start off with the idea that trades can be evaluated immediately at all. Here's a question that sounds obvious, but I don't know that it really is: What makes a good trade? You do want to improve your team, clearly, but a lot of times, even that definition is cloudy. Doyle Alexander for John Smoltz? Well, a flag flies forever, right? Andersen for Bagwell, OroscoFossasRincon for Giles? There are some clear winners and losers in those two, but how many trades are really like that? If a team makes a trade for three prospects who are really outstanding, but none of them work out because the club has a systemic shortcoming in player development, was it really a bad trade? I don't know.

Second, who's interested in evaluating a trade 'fairly'? I don't think I am. I was always of a mind that the writing, attitude, and (often attempted) humor at BP served the purpose of making analysis enjoyable to read. Fairness was pretty low on the list, if it was there at all. It did make for some awkward introductions on occasion later, but evaluting trades at all is an exercise in debate; I don't know that there's any merit in fairness, except to build future credibility for your point of view.

Of course, front offices need to at least be able to do it.... (Gary Huckabay)


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