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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 1536.3 74 98 19 803 3.83 0
Birth Date2-17-1930
Height6' 4"
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
1955 BRO 25 21 10 90.7 68.3 22.3 5 3 2 0 6 1 388 81 37 28 8 127 43 37 1 48 2.78 3.85 4.62 7.3 0.6
1956 BRO 26 35 32 199.0 194.0 5.0 12 11 1 0 20 1 840 169 90 82 25 279 87 82 4 109 3.71 4.14 5.02 1.4 -0.4
1957 BRO 27 32 13 111.3 73.0 38.3 6 9 0 0 6 0 465 102 58 57 18 185 47 42 2 69 4.61 4.70 5.33 1.3 0.2
1958 LAN 28 9 2 32.0 16.7 15.3 2 1 0 1 2 0 136 30 20 16 3 41 12 11 0 16 4.50 3.85 5.13 -0.1 -0.0
1959 LAN 29 29 17 152.7 119.0 33.7 11 5 0 2 12 1 612 122 49 35 13 177 45 42 1 76 2.06 3.64 4.63 6.5 0.4
1960 LAN 30 21 15 115.7 102.0 13.7 8 3 0 0 8 2 478 99 48 42 8 144 43 39 3 69 3.27 3.55 4.82 4.1 0.3
1961 LAN 31 40 14 112.7 64.0 48.7 5 6 2 1 5 0 513 130 87 77 22 221 52 45 4 63 6.15 5.57 6.39 -7.9 -0.9
1962 NYN 32 42 33 233.3 223.0 10.3 10 24 3 2 16 7 998 261 133 117 35 416 70 67 7 118 4.51 4.65 5.58 -3.3 -0.6
1963 NYN 33 46 31 236.0 216.0 20.0 5 22 2 2 20 2 1014 249 117 99 28 378 58 56 6 108 3.78 3.94 4.44 2.8 1.0
1964 SLN 34 39 19 166.0 125.0 41.0 7 9 5 0 12 2 706 180 76 60 16 274 35 31 4 84 3.25 3.70 5.13 0.8 -0.1
1965 CIN 35 40 0 64.3 0.0 64.3 1 4 3 4 0 0 292 74 33 26 6 101 25 18 3 30 3.64 4.22 5.28 -2.2 -0.2
1966 PHI 36 14 0 22.7 0.0 22.7 2 1 1 0 0 0 103 31 15 14 4 48 5 4 0 13 5.56 4.48 5.33 -2.3 -0.2
Career3681861536.31201.0335.37498191210716654515287636531862391522474358033.834.185.098.40.0

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
1955 BRO MLB 21 10 90.7 4.62 105 .251 .254 .320 .398 .261 .253 107 9.6 1.0 7.3 0.6
1956 BRO MLB 35 32 199.0 5.02 85 .248 .253 .310 .394 .251 .234 102 6.9 0.7 1.4 -0.4
1957 BRO MLB 32 13 111.3 5.33 84 .266 .254 .314 .391 .257 .255 105 2.2 0.2 1.3 0.2
1958 LAN MLB 9 2 32.0 5.13 88 .233 .256 .322 .399 .263 .257 104 0.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.0
1959 LAN MLB 29 17 152.7 4.63 99 .214 .259 .320 .397 .263 .229 102 11.2 1.2 6.5 0.4
1960 LAN MLB 21 15 115.7 4.82 90 .233 .250 .312 .380 .253 .256 103 5.5 0.6 4.1 0.3
1961 LAN MLB 40 14 112.7 6.39 60 .300 .260 .321 .404 .259 .290 100 -8.9 -0.9 -7.9 -0.9
1962 NYN MLB 42 33 233.3 5.58 79 .282 .267 .329 .405 .266 .294 102 1.1 0.1 -3.3 -0.6
1963 NYN MLB 46 31 236.0 4.44 83 .274 .246 .303 .364 .257 .272 99 4.7 0.5 2.8 1.0
1964 SLN MLB 39 19 166.0 5.13 81 .266 .254 .308 .378 .258 .289 107 1.2 0.1 0.8 -0.1
1965 CIN MLB 40 0 64.3 5.28 76 .283 .242 .302 .361 .254 .298 106 -2.3 -0.3 -2.2 -0.2
1966 PHI MLB 14 0 22.7 5.33 73 .309 .259 .312 .393 .263 .333 102 -1.7 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2

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
1955 BRO MLB 5 3 2 21 10 90.7 81 43 48 8 45% .253 8.0 4.3 0.8 4.8 1.37 2.78 7.3 0.6
1956 BRO MLB 12 11 1 35 32 199.0 169 87 109 25 46% .234 7.6 3.9 1.1 4.9 1.29 3.71 1.4 -0.4
1957 BRO MLB 6 9 0 32 13 111.3 102 47 69 18 43% .255 8.2 3.8 1.5 5.6 1.34 4.61 1.3 0.2
1958 LAN MLB 2 1 0 9 2 32.0 30 12 16 3 44% .257 8.4 3.4 0.8 4.5 1.31 4.50 -0.1 -0.0
1959 LAN MLB 11 5 0 29 17 152.7 122 45 76 13 48% .229 7.2 2.7 0.8 4.5 1.09 2.06 6.5 0.4
1960 LAN MLB 8 3 0 21 15 115.7 99 43 69 8 50% .256 7.7 3.3 0.6 5.4 1.23 3.27 4.1 0.3
1961 LAN MLB 5 6 2 40 14 112.7 130 52 63 22 41% .290 10.4 4.2 1.8 5.0 1.62 6.15 -7.9 -0.9
1962 NYN MLB 10 24 3 42 33 233.3 261 70 118 35 50% .294 10.1 2.7 1.4 4.6 1.42 4.51 -3.3 -0.6
1963 NYN MLB 5 22 2 46 31 236.0 249 58 108 28 61% .272 9.5 2.2 1.1 4.1 1.30 3.78 2.8 1.0
1964 SLN MLB 7 9 5 39 19 166.0 180 35 84 16 57% .289 9.8 1.9 0.9 4.6 1.30 3.25 0.8 -0.1
1965 CIN MLB 1 4 3 40 0 64.3 74 25 30 6 61% .298 10.4 3.5 0.8 4.2 1.54 3.64 -2.2 -0.2
1966 PHI MLB 2 1 1 14 0 22.7 31 5 13 4 59% .333 12.3 2.0 1.6 5.2 1.59 5.56 -2.3 -0.2

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
1966-05-11 1966-06-13 15-DL 33 34 Left Trunk Inflammation Rib Cage - -
1960-05-03 1960-06-20 48 42 - Shoulder Fracture Clavicle - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

Roger Craig is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The Lineup Card: 11 Successful Career ReinventionsBaseball Prospectus2013-04-10
Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Jack MorrisLarry Granillo2013-01-09
Wezen-Ball: Rookie ExcitementLarry Granillo2012-06-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: The Changing Landscape of BaseballJason Collette2011-06-01
Prospectus Hit and Run: Duke Snider, 1926-2011Jay Jaffe2011-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Worst of the BestBen Lindbergh2011-02-24
Spinning Yarn: The ForkballMike Fast2010-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Ex-Pitching Coach ManagersBen Lindbergh2010-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Hitting Pitchers and Some Who Couldn'tBob Hertzel2010-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: From One to the OtherJay Jaffe2009-10-29
Transaction Analysis: The Mess in the WestChristina Kahrl2009-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Rob DeerDavid Laurila2009-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Bob MelvinDavid Laurila2008-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part OneJay Jaffe2008-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Pickups and DiscardsChristina Kahrl2007-11-13
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Sweepers, Part 3Steven Goldman2007-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Opponent Experience FactorJim Baker2007-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Senior Circuit SwitchesChristina Kahrl2007-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Price of ContentmentDan Fox2007-03-29
Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And MoreDan Fox2007-03-22
World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback MachineChristina Kahrl2006-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Sweepers and SweepeesJim Baker2006-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: New ContestJim Baker2006-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessAnalyze This: WWLLWWJim Baker2005-10-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: A Shot at HistoryJoe Sheehan2003-09-22
Transaction Analysis: September 4-10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-09-12


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, My Nats suck like I've never seen a team suck before, and that includes the year the O's lost like 18 in-a-row to start the season. What TA entries do you expect to see from them in the next 6 weeks?
(macman from dc)
It's the kind of offensive suckitude that makes me think of getting to follow the '85 Giants wallow, but at least that brought on a happy ending--Al Rosen and Roger Craig were put in charge, and the Giants were in the playoffs two seasons later. That last point is the one to keep in mind, because in the era of expanded playoff possibilities, the present's endurable because the future doesn't represent a sentence to more of the same, especially not with the kind of talent on the way up in their farm system.

We'll see who Jim Bowden offloads by the end of July, but given how terrible so many players have been, I would expect the Nats to be busy through the end of August, frankly, as they deal away all sorts of talent that ought to make it through waivers (or that they wouldn't miss much if claimed).

As for TA coverage, I want to take a quick swing through the major moves each team's made of late, enjoy exploring the more interesting problems teams have confronted and the solutions they've come up with (especially the Orioles' shortstop situation, which I find fascinating for reasons that defy easy explanation), and settle back into doing stuff regularly again. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneGreat point re: coaches, Will, but I think it's worth noting how very few pitching coaches ever get a shot at making the leap the way Bud Black has or Roger Craig did. As improbable as some interim selections seem at the time, however (cue Jaffe with a Moose Stubing anecdote), Tom Kelly was a surprise keeper from among the ranks of the improbable, nondescript lifer types. (Christina Kahrl)