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Portrait of Ken Ash

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
4 161.3 6 8 2 47 4.96
Birth Date9-16-1901
Height5' 11"
Weight165 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
1925 CHA 23 2 0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 7 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 9.61 0.00 0.0 0.0
1928 CIN 26 8 5 36.0 0.0 0.0 3 3 0 0 0 0 155 43 26 26 1 0 13 13 1 6 6.50 3.97 0.00 0.0 0.0
1929 CIN 27 29 7 82.0 0.0 0.0 1 5 2 0 0 0 356 91 57 44 2 0 30 30 5 26 4.83 4.27 0.00 0.0 0.0
1930 CIN 28 16 1 39.3 0.0 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 160 37 22 15 1 0 16 16 0 15 3.43 4.34 0.00 0.0 0.0
Career5513161.30.00.0682000689178109896059596474.964.350.000.00.0

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
1925 CHA MLB 2 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1928 CIN MLB 8 5 36.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1929 CIN MLB 29 7 82.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1930 CIN MLB 16 1 39.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 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
1925 CHA MLB 0 0 0 2 0 4.0 7 0 0 2 0% .312 15.8 0.0 4.5 0.0 1.75 9.00 0.0 0.0
1928 CIN MLB 3 3 0 8 5 36.0 43 13 6 1 0% .313 10.8 3.2 0.2 1.5 1.56 6.50 0.0 0.0
1929 CIN MLB 1 5 2 29 7 82.0 91 30 26 2 0% .304 10.0 3.3 0.2 2.9 1.48 4.83 0.0 0.0
1930 CIN MLB 2 0 0 16 1 39.3 37 16 15 1 0% .281 8.5 3.7 0.2 3.4 1.35 3.43 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

Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

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Diagnostics

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Upside By Year

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Brewing Up a Reunion and a New RoyalChristina Kahrl2010-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Fifth-Corner RecyclingSteven Goldman2009-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Assorted East MovesChristina Kahrl2009-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The Undiscovered RecoveryWill Carroll2009-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East MovesChristina Kahrl2009-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Balance of PowerJoe Sheehan2009-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Outside Help, AL EastJay Jaffe2009-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Eastern PromisesChristina Kahrl2009-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: So Many Questions, So Little TimeJohn Perrotto2009-02-01
Transaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Notes on ALCS Game FourJohn Perrotto2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: ALCS Game TwoCaleb Peiffer2008-10-11
Playoff Prospectus: Red Sox versus AngelsJoe Sheehan2008-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Eastern UpdateChristina Kahrl2008-07-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: April Stolen Base ReportJeff Erickson2008-04-25
The Week in Quotes: March 17-23Alex Carnevale2008-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Pick-me-ups and DiscardsChristina Kahrl2007-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Shakeups in the OffingJohn Perrotto2007-10-28
Playoff Prospectus: Indians versus Red SoxJay Jaffe2007-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: How the Red Sox Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2007-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Division Series, Day OneJoe Sheehan2007-10-04
Transaction of the Day: AL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: October ImpactWill Carroll2007-09-07
The Week in Quotes: August 20-26Alex Carnevale2007-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Micro DealsChristina Kahrl2007-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Passing the BuchholzJay Jaffe2007-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Chad GaudinMarc Normandin2007-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL East CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Dick Martin Award Finalists: Keeping Players on the FieldMichael Groopman2005-11-22
Prospectus Notebook: Indians, Yankees, Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2005-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 4-9, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The EastsChristina Kahrl2005-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Tampa Bay Devil RaysWill Carroll2005-02-10
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2004-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDominican Winter League Report: The Early GoingCarlos J. Lugo2004-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTeams: A Critical Guide: AL Season Wrap-Up, Non-Playoff Teams EditionSteven Goldman2004-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 8-13, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 25-27, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-29
An Early Look at Catcher Arms: How They're Faring So FarMichael Wolverton2004-05-20
Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2004-04-14
Team Health Reports: Toronto Blue JaysWill Carroll2004-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Can the Jays Pass the Yanks or Sox in '04?Dayn Perry2004-02-28
Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings: Team-by-Team BreakdownsRany Jazayerli2003-12-11
Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2003-09-12
Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2003-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 8-11Christina Kahrl2003-08-13
Team Health Reports: Toronto Blue JaysWill Carroll2003-03-06


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I thought you'd answer "Yankees backup C" :)
(Wade from TX)
That would have been a fun answer, but although I tend to bitch about carrying an automatic out on the bench, I'm not sure how high our expectations should really be. As I wrote in today's You Could Look It Up, I'm looking for something better than Kevin Cash/Corky Miller, but much more than that probably isn't too realistic... John Flaherty hit .259/.291/.461 from 2003-2004, which is basically Miguel Olivo, obviously not great, but also not horrible given the alternatives. He had some big hits, too... (Steven Goldman)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yankees trade for a catcher? They don't just need a backup now, you figure they'll need one for, oh 130 games in 2 years or so. This is, in my opinion, the biggest non-Jeter related question over the next few years.
(King of Spain from Pizza Pizza)
Love that song... It was an issue last year and the year before and the year before that. Forever, basically. The Yankees got away with a lot because Posada was super-durable for a catcher, and they made the mistake of pretending that he would go on like that forever. They could use a viable backup NOW, because even when Posada comes off the DL, he could get hurt again, and then it's right back to Cervelli, Molina, and (choke) Kevin Cash. As nice a defender as Molina is, the Yankees even knew that they'd have to give him 200 at-bats this year at minimum because Jorge wasn't going to play 145 games, and yet they did nothing. There are some smart people at work in the Yankees front office, but I feel like they were caught sleeping this offseason when it came to this very obvious piece of insurance. (Steven Goldman)
2008-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What should the Red Sox do with Varitek going forward? I am so tired of hearing people talk about how valuable he is to the pitching staff and how he calls a great game. I don't think if they let him go it would be a bad move, he is currently below replacement level.
(Bill Sussman from CT)
Please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him, please don't re-sign him.

They need to find a legitimate replacement first, and Kevin Cash is not a legitimate replacement. You can make the argument that with their other bats, they can afford to have a lousy hitting catcher back there, but that only goes so far before you find yourself making bets with friends about which quadrant of the strike zone Varitek is going to miss a pitch by three miles in every time he comes to the plate. And yes, I do that often, and I'm pretty good at it from having plenty of practice, which is sad at a level I can't explain. (Marc Normandin)


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