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Portrait of Willie Banks

Willie Banks PTwins

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
9 610.3 33 39 2 428 4.75 2.7
Birth Date2-27-1969
Height6' 1"
Weight190 lbs
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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
1991 MIN 22 5 3 17.3 12.3 5.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 85 21 15 11 1 26 12 12 0 16 5.71 3.89 4.11 3.7 0.4
1992 MIN 23 16 12 71.0 65.0 6.0 4 4 0 0 5 0 324 80 46 45 6 119 37 37 2 37 5.70 4.49 5.10 2.2 0.2
1993 MIN 24 31 30 171.3 169.3 2.0 11 12 0 0 12 0 754 186 91 77 17 277 78 76 3 138 4.04 4.10 4.46 23.8 2.4
1994 CHN 25 23 23 138.3 138.3 0.0 8 12 0 0 8 1 598 139 88 83 16 216 56 53 2 91 5.40 4.51 5.48 0.6 -0.2
1995 CHN 26 10 0 11.7 0.0 11.7 0 1 0 2 0 0 73 27 23 20 5 46 12 8 0 9 15.43 10.18 9.83 -4.9 -0.5
1995 FLO 26 9 9 50.0 50.0 0.0 2 3 0 0 5 0 219 43 27 24 7 72 30 29 1 30 4.32 5.54 5.80 2.1 0.1
1995 LAN 26 6 6 29.0 29.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 1 0 138 36 21 13 2 46 16 14 1 23 4.03 4.13 4.67 3.0 0.3
1997 NYA 28 5 1 14.0 6.7 7.3 3 0 0 1 1 0 57 9 3 3 0 13 6 6 1 8 1.93 3.50 4.24 1.7 0.2
1998 ARI 29 33 0 43.7 0.0 43.7 1 2 1 2 0 0 188 34 21 15 2 49 25 23 1 32 3.09 3.98 5.16 0.6 0.0
1998 NYA 29 9 0 14.3 0.0 14.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 77 20 16 16 4 36 12 10 1 8 10.05 8.45 10.54 -7.0 -0.7
2001 BOS 32 5 0 10.7 0.0 10.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 5 4 1 0 8 4 4 0 10 0.84 2.35 2.70 3.0 0.3
2002 BOS 33 29 0 39.0 0.0 39.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 162 32 15 14 5 54 14 14 3 26 3.23 4.70 5.10 1.6 0.2
Career18184610.3470.7139.7333925331271763237032265962302286154284.754.565.1930.42.7

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
1987 ELZ Rk 13 13 65.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 KEN A 24 24 125.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 VIS A+ 27 27 174.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 ORL AA 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 ORL AA 28 28 162.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 MIN MLB 5 3 17.3 4.11 111 .279 .257 .316 .378 .258 .357 102 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
1991 POR AAA 25 24 146.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 MIN MLB 16 12 71.0 5.10 83 .296 .258 .323 .379 .261 .306 101 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
1992 POR AAA 11 11 75.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 MIN MLB 31 30 171.3 4.46 105 .272 .269 .337 .412 .264 .326 99 23.8 2.4 23.8 2.4
1994 CHN MLB 23 23 138.3 5.48 79 .256 .268 .327 .412 .255 .284 97 -0.6 -0.1 0.6 -0.2
1995 CHN MLB 10 0 11.7 9.83 -2 .416 .255 .328 .412 .255 .468 105 -4.9 -0.5 -4.9 -0.5
1995 FLO MLB 9 9 50.0 5.80 80 .250 .263 .325 .403 .253 .238 104 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.1
1995 LAN MLB 6 6 29.0 4.67 89 .295 .266 .332 .410 .256 .354 91 2.4 0.2 3.0 0.3
1997 NYA MLB 5 1 14.0 4.24 111 .202 .282 .343 .435 .266 .214 95 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
1997 COH AAA 33 24 154.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ARI MLB 33 0 43.7 5.16 85 .230 .270 .336 .425 .260 .250 97 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.0
1998 NYA MLB 9 0 14.3 10.54 -11 .329 .265 .335 .418 .258 .308 99 -7.0 -0.7 -7.0 -0.7
1999 ORX npb 13 2 29.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 NOR AAA 9 9 51.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BOS MLB 5 0 10.7 2.70 142 .176 .251 .309 .380 .243 .179 95 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2001 PAW AAA 2 2 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SYR AAA 24 23 146.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Ori Wnt 8 7 38.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BOS MLB 29 0 39.0 5.10 92 .239 .259 .321 .417 .257 .237 97 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2002 PAW AAA 6 4 26.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .237 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COH AAA 31 0 39.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 IOW AAA 25 0 31.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Car Wnt 9 0 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 Her Wnt 3 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
1987 ELZ Rk 1 8 0 13 13 65.7 73 62 71 3 0% .000 10.0 8.5 0.4 9.7 2.05 6.99 0.0 0.0
1988 KEN A 10 10 0 24 24 125.7 109 107 113 3 0% .000 7.8 7.7 0.2 8.1 1.72 3.72 0.0 0.0
1989 ORL AA 1 0 0 1 1 7.0 10 0 9 0 0% .000 12.9 0.0 0.0 11.6 1.43 5.14 0.0 0.0
1989 VIS A+ 12 9 0 27 27 174.0 122 85 173 5 0% .000 6.3 4.4 0.3 8.9 1.19 2.59 0.0 0.0
1990 ORL AA 7 9 0 28 28 162.7 161 98 114 15 0% .000 8.9 5.4 0.8 6.3 1.59 3.93 0.0 0.0
1991 MIN MLB 1 1 0 5 3 17.3 21 12 16 1 44% .357 10.9 6.2 0.5 8.3 1.90 5.71 3.7 0.4
1991 POR AAA 9 8 0 25 24 146.3 156 76 63 6 0% .000 9.6 4.7 0.4 3.9 1.59 4.55 0.0 0.0
1992 MIN MLB 4 4 0 16 12 71.0 80 37 37 6 42% .306 10.1 4.7 0.8 4.7 1.65 5.70 2.2 0.2
1992 POR AAA 6 1 0 11 11 75.0 62 34 41 2 0% .000 7.4 4.1 0.2 4.9 1.28 1.92 0.0 0.0
1993 MIN MLB 11 12 0 31 30 171.3 186 78 138 17 48% .326 9.8 4.1 0.9 7.2 1.54 4.04 23.8 2.4
1994 CHN MLB 8 12 0 23 23 138.3 139 56 91 16 54% .284 9.0 3.6 1.0 5.9 1.41 5.40 0.6 -0.2
1995 CHN MLB 0 1 0 10 0 11.7 27 12 9 5 58% .468 20.8 9.3 3.9 6.9 3.34 15.43 -4.9 -0.5
1995 FLO MLB 2 3 0 9 9 50.0 43 30 30 7 47% .238 7.7 5.4 1.3 5.4 1.46 4.32 2.1 0.1
1995 LAN MLB 0 2 0 6 6 29.0 36 16 23 2 60% .354 11.2 5.0 0.6 7.1 1.79 4.03 3.0 0.3
1997 NYA MLB 3 0 0 5 1 14.0 9 6 8 0 50% .214 5.8 3.9 0.0 5.1 1.07 1.93 1.7 0.2
1997 COH AAA 14 5 3 33 24 154.0 164 45 130 18 0% .314 9.6 2.6 1.1 7.6 1.36 4.27 0.0 0.0
1998 NYA MLB 1 1 0 9 0 14.3 20 12 8 4 52% .308 12.6 7.5 2.5 5.0 2.23 10.05 -7.0 -0.7
1998 ARI MLB 1 2 1 33 0 43.7 34 25 32 2 58% .250 7.0 5.2 0.4 6.6 1.35 3.09 0.6 0.0
1999 ORX npb 3 3 1 13 2 29.7 27 21 26 3 0% .000 8.2 6.4 0.9 7.9 1.62 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 NOR AAA 2 4 0 9 9 51.3 56 25 20 5 0% .000 9.8 4.4 0.9 3.5 1.58 5.09 0.0 0.0
2001 BOS MLB 0 0 0 5 0 10.7 5 4 10 0 26% .179 4.2 3.4 0.0 8.4 0.84 0.84 3.0 0.3
2001 PAW AAA 2 0 0 2 2 12.7 8 3 12 0 0% .000 5.7 2.1 0.0 8.5 0.87 1.42 0.0 0.0
2001 SYR AAA 8 5 0 24 23 146.7 151 53 121 12 0% .000 9.3 3.3 0.7 7.4 1.39 3.25 0.0 0.0
2001 Ori Wnt 3 3 0 8 7 38.3 35 14 32 2 0% .000 8.2 3.3 0.5 7.5 1.28 2.82 0.0 0.0
2002 BOS MLB 2 1 1 29 0 39.0 32 14 26 5 61% .237 7.4 3.2 1.2 6.0 1.18 3.23 1.6 0.2
2002 PAW AAA 1 2 1 6 4 26.0 20 9 15 2 0% .237 6.9 3.1 0.7 5.2 1.12 4.50 0.0 0.0
2003 COH AAA 2 3 3 31 0 39.3 42 19 26 5 0% .306 9.6 4.4 1.1 6.0 1.55 3.89 0.0 0.0
2003 IOW AAA 2 0 17 25 0 31.0 24 7 29 1 0% .271 7.0 2.0 0.3 8.4 1.00 2.03 0.0 0.0
2003 Car Wnt 1 1 3 9 0 9.0 8 8 10 1 0% .000 8.0 8.0 1.0 10.0 1.78 8.00 0.0 0.0
2003 Her Wnt 0 0 1 3 0 4.0 4 3 4 1 0% .000 9.0 6.8 2.2 9.0 1.75 6.75 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

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

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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Banks has earned favorable reviews from us in the past, and he lived up to this billing in 2002, as he was the third-most effective reliever on the team. Despite this, Grady used Banks primarily in mop-up situations while a variety of clowns lost games in the seventh or eighth innings of tight games. Heís been quietly re-signed by the Red Sox, and should play an increased role in 2003.
2002 Perhaps the ace of the 2001 Ken Phelps All-Stars, Banks sliced through Triple-A last year with his funky deliveries and huge arsenal of variations on his pitches, earning a cup of coffee in September during which he pitched well. Thereís little doubt he could be a league-average pitcher in the majors; if the Sox discard Banks this offseason, they'll do a lot worse than him in their fourth starter slot.
1999 One of several reclamation projects who pitched well out in the bullpen. The Diamondbacks were a perfect example of the interchangeability of relievers, assembling an effective bullpen from retreads and washouts. Hopefully, they've learned from the experience and will be the rare team that rejects the closer myth. Don't get excited about Banks; he gave up a handful of unearned runs and had lousy peripherals.
1998 Banks was out of baseball in 1996, recovering from surgery to restore circulation in his right shoulder. He convinced the Yankees to give him a tryout that summer. A year later, he started and won an important game in September for the team (9/16 vs. Boston). Itís a great story, but donít get too excited. Banksí upside now is staff filler.
1996  He could wind up being a major surprise this year. His '94 season with the Cubs went down the tubes when he tried to pitch through an injury. His time as a Cub was probably over when Andy MacPhail was named president, since MacPhail ran him out of Minnesota. Banks was brought back this season without the benefit of a real rehab assignment, and the Cubs only used him in blowouts which he usually made worse. He finally began to come around with the Dodgers, who then dumped him on Florida during the stretch, and he was effective there. The Phillies picked him up on waivers, and he's having a fairly good season in winter ball. He's in love with his curve and that gets him in trouble, but he also has a good fastball. If he picks up the patented Podres changeup this spring, he could surprise the league.

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  Title Author Date
In A Pickle: The Disunited States of AmericaJason Wojciechowski2013-01-17
BP Unfiltered: About 3-, 4-, and 5-run savesSam Miller2012-05-31
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: May 24 - May 30Geoff Young2010-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Ledger Domain: Salary Arbitration Beats Free AgencyMaury Brown2009-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Prelude to the Great UnpluggingJay Jaffe2008-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: One Man's TeamsJohn Perrotto2008-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Lost Generation?Nate Silver2008-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
Transaction Analysis: February 7-12, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 11-16, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-03-18
Transaction Analysis: The EastsChristina Kahrl2003-01-25
Transaction Analysis: August 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-29
Transaction Analysis: August 12-14, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-16
Transaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-12
Transaction Analysis: August 1-3, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-06
Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-02
Transaction Analysis: July 15-21, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis: June 2-3, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
Transaction Analysis: April 25-29, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-01
Transaction Analysis: April 23-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-26


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