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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
16 2595.3 169 137 0 1994 3.74 40.3
Birth Date12-6-1967
Height6' 2"
Weight180 lbs
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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
1989 KCA 21 6 5 21.7 20.0 1.7 1 4 0 0 1 0 106 34 22 22 3 48 12 11 0 10 9.14 5.39 6.82 -3.4 -0.4
1990 KCA 22 32 24 185.7 170.0 15.7 12 8 0 1 17 2 784 179 67 57 13 237 54 52 6 127 2.76 3.32 3.97 24.7 2.6
1991 KCA 23 34 31 207.7 200.3 7.3 13 10 0 0 16 1 881 205 97 79 13 287 61 58 2 158 3.42 3.11 3.75 35.8 3.8
1992 KCA 24 30 30 208.3 208.3 0.0 15 8 0 0 23 0 852 167 59 57 10 246 68 63 2 150 2.46 2.98 3.27 39.4 4.3
1993 KCA 25 34 34 238.7 238.7 0.0 18 8 0 0 29 1 953 183 74 68 8 252 81 78 1 186 2.56 2.91 3.65 47.5 4.8
1994 KCA 26 23 23 155.0 155.0 0.0 7 6 0 0 15 0 653 137 68 66 11 204 63 56 4 145 3.83 3.55 4.14 31.9 3.1
1995 KCA 27 31 31 201.3 201.3 0.0 15 10 0 0 17 4 832 163 90 87 14 259 80 79 8 185 3.89 3.52 3.90 44.3 4.3
1996 KCA 28 32 32 211.3 211.3 0.0 14 11 0 0 18 4 874 192 87 85 17 290 75 73 5 207 3.62 3.47 3.86 55.6 5.3
1997 KCA 29 34 34 235.7 235.7 0.0 9 13 0 0 19 6 972 215 96 89 24 335 74 72 4 196 3.40 3.80 4.02 43.6 4.0
1998 KCA 30 3 3 15.0 15.0 0.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 69 21 13 13 3 34 5 4 1 9 7.80 5.82 5.60 1.0 0.1
1999 KCA 31 22 22 140.3 140.3 0.0 9 9 0 0 12 4 613 153 81 76 18 240 51 48 6 78 4.87 4.98 5.53 12.5 1.0
1999 OAK 31 12 12 68.7 68.7 0.0 7 5 0 0 6 0 313 77 50 44 9 129 33 32 1 53 5.77 4.85 4.97 12.3 1.2
2000 OAK 32 31 31 195.3 195.3 0.0 15 11 0 0 17 3 884 200 109 98 23 321 102 92 9 129 4.52 5.14 4.97 23.0 1.9
2001 NYN 33 33 33 206.7 206.7 0.0 11 10 0 0 22 2 856 181 89 82 22 298 64 60 15 172 3.57 3.87 4.33 22.4 2.1
2002 ANA 34 32 32 188.3 188.3 0.0 14 12 0 0 20 2 795 191 89 82 23 299 64 62 7 132 3.92 4.38 4.53 20.3 1.8
2003 ANA 35 19 19 92.7 92.7 0.0 7 7 0 0 6 1 422 105 60 58 17 185 36 32 8 50 5.63 5.82 5.52 4.8 0.3
2003 KCA 35 4 4 19.0 19.0 0.0 1 2 0 0 1 0 77 15 9 9 4 29 7 7 0 5 4.26 6.41 6.99 -0.2 -0.0
2004 KCA 36 2 2 4.0 4.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 22 7 8 6 0 9 3 3 0 2 13.50 4.41 4.96 0.9 0.1
Career4144022595.32570.724.716913701239301095824251168107823237029338827919943.743.864.24416.440.3

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1987 EUG A- 15 15 77.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 BCY A+ 24 24 147.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 MEM AA 3 3 19.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 KCA MLB 6 5 21.7 6.82 33 .355 .257 .313 .375 .262 .383 94 -3.4 -0.4 -3.4 -0.4
1989 OMA AAA 22 22 139.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 KCA MLB 32 24 185.7 3.97 108 .242 .260 .328 .387 .263 .285 100 24.7 2.6 24.7 2.6
1990 OMA AAA 3 3 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 KCA MLB 34 31 207.7 3.75 114 .254 .257 .323 .386 .262 .297 97 35.8 3.8 35.8 3.8
1992 KCA MLB 30 30 208.3 3.27 123 .232 .260 .330 .389 .268 .252 98 39.4 4.3 39.4 4.3
1993 KCA MLB 34 34 238.7 3.65 123 .202 .266 .334 .408 .262 .258 100 47.5 4.8 47.5 4.8
1994 KCA MLB 23 23 155.0 4.14 120 .237 .273 .344 .431 .266 .293 98 31.9 3.1 31.9 3.1
1995 KCA MLB 31 31 201.3 3.90 122 .228 .277 .347 .438 .270 .273 97 44.3 4.3 44.3 4.3
1996 KCA MLB 32 32 211.3 3.86 127 .229 .275 .350 .444 .269 .307 97 55.6 5.3 55.6 5.3
1997 KCA MLB 34 34 235.7 4.02 118 .233 .272 .339 .428 .265 .283 99 44.4 4.4 43.6 4.0
1998 KCA MLB 3 3 15.0 5.60 92 .304 .276 .340 .456 .270 .353 102 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
1998 LNS A 1 1 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 WIC AA 1 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 OMA AAA 6 6 32.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 KCA MLB 22 22 140.3 5.53 97 .257 .273 .346 .434 .263 .293 101 12.9 1.2 12.5 1.0
1999 OAK MLB 12 12 68.7 4.97 103 .276 .276 .346 .442 .265 .313 96 12.3 1.2 12.3 1.2
2000 OAK MLB 31 31 195.3 4.97 99 .269 .275 .347 .441 .265 .285 92 22.8 2.1 23.0 1.9
2001 NYN MLB 33 33 206.7 4.33 102 .246 .262 .324 .420 .258 .273 92 22.8 2.2 22.4 2.1
2002 ANA MLB 32 32 188.3 4.53 100 .262 .264 .334 .425 .267 .295 94 20.3 2.0 20.3 1.8
2003 ANA MLB 19 19 92.7 5.52 86 .295 .265 .332 .419 .262 .283 98 5.5 0.5 4.8 0.3
2003 KCA MLB 4 4 19.0 6.99 58 .245 .279 .356 .450 .279 .180 100 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2004 KCA MLB 2 2 4.0 4.96 100 .364 .255 .328 .399 .250 .412 99 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2004 WIC AA 4 4 14.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .305 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 OMA AAA 1 1 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TAC AAA 10 5 35.2 4.12 109 .284 .273 .346 .433 .264 .331 99 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6

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
1987 EUG A- 5 2 0 15 15 77.0 81 29 72 2 0% .000 9.5 3.4 0.2 8.4 1.43 3.04 0.0 0.0
1988 MEM AA 2 0 0 3 3 19.7 11 7 18 0 0% .000 5.0 3.2 0.0 8.2 0.91 1.83 0.0 0.0
1988 BCY A+ 10 9 0 24 24 147.3 134 39 112 1 0% .000 8.2 2.4 0.1 6.8 1.17 2.75 0.0 0.0
1989 OMA AAA 8 8 0 22 22 139.0 141 42 109 6 0% .000 9.1 2.7 0.4 7.1 1.32 3.95 0.0 0.0
1989 KCA MLB 1 4 0 6 5 21.7 34 12 10 3 33% .383 14.1 5.0 1.2 4.2 2.12 9.14 -3.4 -0.4
1990 OMA AAA 2 0 0 3 3 18.0 15 3 17 0 0% .000 7.5 1.5 0.0 8.5 1.00 1.50 0.0 0.0
1990 KCA MLB 12 8 0 32 24 185.7 179 54 127 13 48% .285 8.7 2.6 0.6 6.2 1.25 2.76 24.7 2.6
1991 KCA MLB 13 10 0 34 31 207.7 205 61 158 13 45% .297 8.9 2.6 0.6 6.8 1.28 3.42 35.8 3.8
1992 KCA MLB 15 8 0 30 30 208.3 167 68 150 10 42% .252 7.2 2.9 0.4 6.5 1.13 2.46 39.4 4.3
1993 KCA MLB 18 8 0 34 34 238.7 183 81 186 8 45% .258 6.9 3.1 0.3 7.0 1.11 2.56 47.5 4.8
1994 KCA MLB 7 6 0 23 23 155.0 137 63 145 11 48% .293 8.0 3.7 0.6 8.4 1.29 3.83 31.9 3.1
1995 KCA MLB 15 10 0 31 31 201.3 163 80 185 14 48% .273 7.3 3.6 0.6 8.3 1.21 3.89 44.3 4.3
1996 KCA MLB 14 11 0 32 32 211.3 192 75 207 17 45% .307 8.2 3.2 0.7 8.8 1.26 3.62 55.6 5.3
1997 KCA MLB 9 13 0 34 34 235.7 215 74 196 24 40% .283 8.2 2.8 0.9 7.5 1.23 3.40 43.6 4.0
1998 KCA MLB 1 2 0 3 3 15.0 21 5 9 3 41% .353 12.6 3.0 1.8 5.4 1.73 7.80 1.0 0.1
1998 LNS A 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 4 0 5 0 0% .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 11.2 1.00 2.25 0.0 0.0
1998 OMA AAA 3 2 0 6 6 32.0 41 12 22 7 0% .000 11.5 3.4 2.0 6.2 1.66 7.03 0.0 0.0
1998 WIC AA 0 1 0 1 1 6.0 8 2 1 1 0% .000 12.0 3.0 1.5 1.5 1.67 6.00 0.0 0.0
1999 KCA MLB 9 9 0 22 22 140.3 153 51 78 18 46% .293 9.8 3.3 1.2 5.0 1.45 4.87 12.5 1.0
1999 OAK MLB 7 5 0 12 12 68.7 77 33 53 9 39% .313 10.1 4.3 1.2 6.9 1.60 5.77 12.3 1.2
2000 OAK MLB 15 11 0 31 31 195.3 200 102 129 23 43% .285 9.2 4.7 1.1 5.9 1.55 4.52 23.0 1.9
2001 NYN MLB 11 10 0 33 33 206.7 181 64 172 22 52% .273 7.9 2.8 1.0 7.5 1.19 3.57 22.4 2.1
2002 ANA MLB 14 12 0 32 32 188.3 191 64 132 23 40% .295 9.1 3.1 1.1 6.3 1.35 3.92 20.3 1.8
2003 KCA MLB 1 2 0 4 4 19.0 15 7 5 4 34% .180 7.1 3.3 1.9 2.4 1.16 4.26 -0.2 -0.0
2003 ANA MLB 7 7 0 19 19 92.7 105 36 50 17 35% .283 10.2 3.5 1.7 4.9 1.52 5.63 4.8 0.3
2004 OMA AAA 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 7 2 2 1 0% .429 15.8 4.5 2.2 4.5 2.25 6.75 0.0 0.0
2004 WIC AA 0 0 0 4 4 14.7 19 4 3 1 0% .305 11.6 2.4 0.6 1.8 1.56 4.90 0.0 0.0
2004 KCA MLB 0 1 0 2 2 4.0 7 3 2 0 47% .412 15.8 6.8 0.0 4.5 2.50 13.50 0.9 0.1
2006 TAC AAA 1 2 0 10 5 35.2 39 24 26 0 49% .331 10.0 6.1 0.0 6.6 1.79 4.60 6.1 0.6

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
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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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