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Portrait of Willie Blair

Willie Blair PTigers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 1274 60 86 4 759 5.04 3.2
Birth Date12-18-1965
Height6' 1"
Weight185 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
1990 TOR 24 27 6 68.7 30.0 38.7 3 5 0 0 2 0 297 66 33 31 4 101 28 24 1 43 4.06 3.58 3.74 11.2 1.2
1991 CLE 25 11 5 36.0 30.3 5.7 2 3 0 1 3 0 168 58 27 27 7 87 10 10 1 13 6.75 5.63 6.31 -2.5 -0.3
1992 HOU 26 29 8 78.7 38.3 40.3 5 7 0 1 3 0 331 74 47 35 5 111 25 23 2 48 4.00 3.41 3.97 4.4 0.3
1993 COL 27 46 18 146.0 111.0 35.0 6 10 0 3 9 0 664 184 90 77 20 286 42 38 3 84 4.75 4.53 5.97 4.9 0.3
1994 COL 28 47 1 77.7 5.0 72.7 0 5 3 5 0 0 365 98 57 50 9 151 39 36 4 68 5.79 4.48 5.01 11.8 1.1
1995 SDN 29 40 12 114.0 69.3 44.7 7 5 0 1 7 0 485 112 60 55 11 171 45 42 2 83 4.34 4.10 4.69 10.0 0.8
1996 SDN 30 60 0 88.0 0.0 88.0 2 6 1 4 0 0 377 80 52 45 13 129 29 24 7 67 4.60 4.72 5.42 0.1 -0.2
1997 DET 31 29 27 175.0 170.7 4.3 16 8 0 1 12 4 739 186 85 81 18 286 46 44 3 90 4.17 4.29 4.89 20.2 1.6
1998 ARI 32 23 23 146.7 146.7 0.0 4 15 0 0 10 5 634 165 91 87 27 282 51 49 3 71 5.34 5.60 6.89 -21.0 -1.8
1998 NYN 32 11 2 28.7 14.3 14.3 1 1 0 0 2 0 116 23 10 10 4 44 10 10 1 21 3.14 4.57 5.23 1.4 0.1
1999 DET 33 39 16 134.0 81.3 52.7 3 11 0 2 3 2 604 169 107 102 29 301 44 44 4 82 6.85 5.87 6.74 -1.8 -0.2
2000 DET 34 47 17 156.7 100.3 56.3 10 6 0 4 6 1 671 185 89 85 20 292 35 35 2 74 4.88 4.65 5.81 2.9 0.1
2001 DET 35 9 4 24.0 17.0 7.0 1 4 0 0 1 0 121 38 30 28 3 62 11 8 3 15 10.50 5.22 5.84 0.4 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
1986 STC A- 21 0 53.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 DUN A+ 50 0 85.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 DUN A+ 4 0 6.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 KNX AA 34 9 102.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 SYR AAA 19 17 106.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 TOR MLB 27 6 68.7 3.74 116 .260 .257 .324 .385 .260 .281 102 11.2 1.2 11.2 1.2
1990 SYR AAA 3 3 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CLE MLB 11 5 36.0 6.31 57 .341 .272 .337 .418 .274 .372 98 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
1991 CSP AAA 26 15 113.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 HOU MLB 29 8 78.7 3.97 96 .261 .246 .304 .360 .247 .275 98 6.0 0.7 4.4 0.3
1992 TUC AAA 21 2 52.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 COL MLB 46 18 146.0 5.97 86 .276 .261 .321 .394 .256 .318 115 6.4 0.6 4.9 0.3
1994 COL MLB 47 1 77.7 5.01 112 .273 .264 .326 .411 .255 .363 122 12.6 1.2 11.8 1.1
1995 SDN MLB 40 12 114.0 4.69 97 .256 .263 .324 .404 .254 .294 97 11.8 1.1 10.0 0.8
1996 SDN MLB 60 0 88.0 5.42 84 .242 .264 .328 .413 .253 .257 99 1.0 0.1 0.1 -0.2
1997 DET MLB 29 27 175.0 4.89 100 .248 .275 .341 .431 .266 .289 98 19.8 2.0 20.2 1.6
1997 WMI A 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .111 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 TOL AAA 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .053 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ARI MLB 23 23 146.7 6.89 45 .289 .267 .329 .423 .257 .286 96 -19.4 -1.9 -21.0 -1.8
1998 NYN MLB 11 2 28.7 5.23 83 .238 .262 .325 .426 .256 .237 96 0.6 0.1 1.4 0.1
1999 DET MLB 39 16 134.0 6.74 73 .297 .278 .351 .444 .266 .315 100 -1.4 -0.1 -1.8 -0.2
2000 DET MLB 47 17 156.7 5.81 83 .262 .273 .343 .441 .262 .306 93 2.3 0.2 2.9 0.1
2001 DET MLB 9 4 24.0 5.84 82 .344 .263 .330 .417 .257 .393 101 0.6 0.1 0.4 0.0
2001 BUF AAA 11 10 72.0 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
1986 STC A- 5 0 12 21 0 53.7 32 20 55 1 0% .000 5.4 3.4 0.2 9.2 0.97 1.68 0.0 0.0
1987 DUN A+ 2 9 13 50 0 85.3 99 29 72 5 0% .000 10.4 3.1 0.5 7.6 1.50 4.43 0.0 0.0
1988 KNX AA 5 5 3 34 9 102.0 94 35 76 7 0% .000 8.3 3.1 0.6 6.7 1.26 3.62 0.0 0.0
1988 DUN A+ 2 0 0 4 0 6.7 5 4 5 0 0% .000 6.7 5.4 0.0 6.7 1.34 2.69 0.0 0.0
1989 SYR AAA 5 6 0 19 17 106.7 94 38 76 10 0% .000 7.9 3.2 0.8 6.4 1.24 3.96 0.0 0.0
1990 SYR AAA 0 2 0 3 3 19.0 20 8 6 1 0% .000 9.5 3.8 0.5 2.8 1.47 4.74 0.0 0.0
1990 TOR MLB 3 5 0 27 6 68.7 66 28 43 4 42% .281 8.7 3.7 0.5 5.6 1.37 4.06 11.2 1.2
1991 CLE MLB 2 3 0 11 5 36.0 58 10 13 7 38% .372 14.5 2.5 1.8 3.2 1.89 6.75 -2.5 -0.3
1991 CSP AAA 9 6 4 26 15 113.7 130 30 57 10 0% .000 10.3 2.4 0.8 4.5 1.41 4.99 0.0 0.0
1992 HOU MLB 5 7 0 29 8 78.7 74 25 48 5 44% .275 8.5 2.9 0.6 5.5 1.26 4.00 4.4 0.3
1992 TUC AAA 4 4 2 21 2 52.7 50 12 35 2 0% .000 8.5 2.0 0.3 6.0 1.18 2.39 0.0 0.0
1993 COL MLB 6 10 0 46 18 146.0 184 42 84 20 44% .318 11.3 2.6 1.2 5.2 1.55 4.75 4.9 0.3
1994 COL MLB 0 5 3 47 1 77.7 98 39 68 9 49% .363 11.4 4.5 1.0 7.9 1.76 5.79 11.8 1.1
1995 SDN MLB 7 5 0 40 12 114.0 112 45 83 11 49% .294 8.8 3.6 0.9 6.6 1.38 4.34 10.0 0.8
1996 SDN MLB 2 6 1 60 0 88.0 80 29 67 13 47% .257 8.2 3.0 1.3 6.9 1.24 4.60 0.1 -0.2
1997 DET MLB 16 8 0 29 27 175.0 186 46 90 18 42% .289 9.6 2.4 0.9 4.6 1.33 4.17 20.2 1.6
1997 WMI A 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 1 0 7 0 0% .111 1.8 0.0 0.0 12.6 0.20 0.00 0.0 0.0
1997 TOL AAA 0 0 0 1 1 7.0 1 2 4 0 0% .053 1.3 2.6 0.0 5.1 0.43 0.00 0.0 0.0
1998 NYN MLB 1 1 0 11 2 28.7 23 10 21 4 44% .237 7.2 3.1 1.3 6.6 1.15 3.14 1.4 0.1
1998 ARI MLB 4 15 0 23 23 146.7 165 51 71 27 45% .286 10.1 3.1 1.7 4.4 1.47 5.34 -21.0 -1.8
1999 DET MLB 3 11 0 39 16 134.0 169 44 82 29 42% .315 11.4 3.0 1.9 5.5 1.59 6.85 -1.8 -0.2
2000 DET MLB 10 6 0 47 17 156.7 185 35 74 20 47% .306 10.6 2.0 1.1 4.3 1.40 4.88 2.9 0.1
2001 DET MLB 1 4 0 9 4 24.0 38 11 15 3 59% .393 14.2 4.1 1.1 5.6 2.04 10.50 0.4 0.0
2001 BUF AAA 4 3 0 11 10 72.0 72 7 50 3 0% .000 9.0 0.9 0.4 6.2 1.10 2.75 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
2000-06-29 2000-07-03 DTD 4 4 - Neck Stiffness - -
2000-04-25 2000-05-01 DTD 6 5 - Low Back Spasms - -
2000-04-06 2000-04-09 DTD 3 2 - Back Spasms - -
1997-05-05 1997-06-03 15-DL 29 25 - Fracture Batted Ball - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2000 DET $4,750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$4,750,000
1 yrTotal$4,750,000

 

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2014 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: How the Indians Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Beware of Falling PayrollsJay Jaffe2012-02-06
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: May 10 - May 16Geoff Young2010-05-14
Seidnotes: Livan La Vida LocaEric Seidman2010-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Epic Flights and Epic FightsJay Jaffe2010-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Matchup DoppelgangersEric Seidman2009-07-31
Prospectus Idol Entry: Everything I Know About Baseball I learned In SandlotBrian Cartwright2009-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Feeling Byrnes'dJoe Sheehan2009-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Free Agent LeftoversJoe Sheehan2008-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: How the Indians Were BuiltKevin Goldstein2007-10-16
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the San Francisco Giants Can Win the World SeriesGary Huckabay2007-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Arb BarbsJoe Sheehan2004-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: AL PreviewJoe Sheehan2004-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Worst Free-Agent SigningsJoe Sheehan2004-01-22
This article requires BP Premium access6-4-3: Take it to the BridgeGary Huckabay2003-09-26
1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10


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