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Portrait of Don Drysdale

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
14 3432 209 166 6 2486 2.95 49.2
Birth Date7-23-1936
Height6' 5"
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
1956 BRO 19 25 12 99.0 77.7 21.3 5 5 0 0 7 1 413 95 35 29 9 138 31 28 3 55 2.64 3.33 4.14 11.9 1.3
1957 BRO 20 34 29 221.0 212.7 8.3 17 9 0 0 23 1 911 197 76 66 17 301 61 58 7 148 2.69 3.10 4.17 26.5 3.6
1958 LAN 21 44 29 211.7 178.7 33.0 12 13 0 0 17 1 913 214 107 98 21 337 72 66 14 131 4.17 3.78 4.24 34.0 4.0
1959 LAN 22 44 36 270.7 256.0 14.7 17 13 2 3 21 6 1142 237 113 104 26 363 93 84 18 242 3.46 3.31 3.98 44.8 5.0
1960 LAN 23 41 36 269.0 260.3 8.7 15 14 2 0 24 5 1083 214 93 85 27 345 72 67 10 246 2.84 3.04 3.64 45.5 5.5
1961 LAN 24 40 37 244.0 238.7 5.3 13 10 0 0 20 1 1047 236 111 100 29 373 83 68 20 182 3.69 3.98 4.48 33.1 3.2
1962 LAN 25 43 41 314.3 313.0 1.3 25 9 1 0 29 2 1289 272 122 99 21 400 78 66 11 232 2.83 2.96 3.59 57.2 6.5
1963 LAN 26 42 42 315.3 315.3 0.0 19 17 0 0 30 3 1266 287 114 92 25 413 57 44 10 251 2.63 2.57 3.34 32.9 4.0
1964 LAN 27 40 40 321.3 321.3 0.0 18 16 0 0 32 3 1264 242 91 78 15 331 68 59 10 237 2.18 2.61 3.20 38.5 4.7
1965 LAN 28 44 42 308.3 307.3 1.0 23 12 1 0 28 4 1262 270 113 95 30 421 66 55 12 210 2.77 3.30 3.64 41.3 4.4
1966 LAN 29 40 40 273.7 273.7 0.0 13 16 0 0 22 3 1135 279 114 104 21 382 45 37 17 177 3.42 3.06 3.72 28.1 2.8
1967 LAN 30 38 38 282.0 282.0 0.0 13 16 0 0 28 4 1151 269 101 86 19 381 60 41 8 196 2.74 2.87 3.30 24.8 3.0
1968 LAN 31 31 31 239.0 227.3 0.0 14 12 0 0 24 2 901 201 68 57 11 235 56 46 12 155 2.15 2.70 2.93 8.1 1.4
1969 LAN 32 12 12 62.7 62.7 0.0 5 4 0 0 5 1 267 71 34 31 9 106 13 13 2 24 4.45 4.48 4.76 -1.0 -0.1
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Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1956 BRO MLB 25 12 99.0 4.14 105 .237 .252 .310 .392 .251 .273 102 9.4 1.0 11.9 1.3
1957 BRO MLB 34 29 221.0 4.17 107 .233 .260 .316 .401 .262 .265 104 24.3 2.6 26.5 3.6
1958 LAN MLB 44 29 211.7 4.24 106 .266 .262 .323 .409 .269 .286 102 26.1 2.8 34.0 4.0
1959 LAN MLB 44 36 270.7 3.98 112 .239 .262 .324 .407 .267 .277 101 37.2 3.9 44.8 5.0
1960 LAN MLB 41 36 269.0 3.64 113 .230 .252 .313 .386 .259 .257 99 42.3 4.5 45.5 5.5
1961 LAN MLB 40 37 244.0 4.48 101 .256 .261 .323 .401 .259 .282 99 24.3 2.5 33.1 3.2
1962 LAN MLB 43 41 314.3 3.59 117 .232 .262 .327 .396 .264 .265 96 51.0 5.3 57.2 6.5
1963 LAN MLB 42 42 315.3 3.34 103 .245 .247 .304 .371 .258 .284 90 27.9 3.2 32.9 4.0
1964 LAN MLB 40 40 321.3 3.20 112 .214 .252 .307 .374 .258 .243 90 33.3 3.7 38.5 4.7
1965 LAN MLB 44 42 308.3 3.64 100 .256 .249 .305 .378 .258 .254 91 21.3 2.4 41.3 4.4
1966 LAN MLB 40 40 273.7 3.72 102 .258 .261 .316 .396 .267 .295 92 25.8 2.9 28.1 2.8
1967 LAN MLB 38 38 282.0 3.30 106 .259 .250 .308 .366 .263 .288 92 26.2 3.1 24.8 3.0
1968 LAN MLB 31 31 239.0 2.93 97 .233 .245 .299 .345 .259 .260 83 9.2 1.2 8.1 1.4
1969 LAN MLB 12 12 62.7 4.76 79 .293 .255 .318 .378 .262 .283 96 -0.3 -0.0 -1.0 -0.1

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
1956 BRO MLB 5 5 0 25 12 99.0 95 31 55 9 48% .273 8.6 2.8 0.8 5.0 1.27 2.64 11.9 1.3
1957 BRO MLB 17 9 0 34 29 221.0 197 61 148 17 52% .265 8.0 2.5 0.7 6.0 1.17 2.69 26.5 3.6
1958 LAN MLB 12 13 0 44 29 211.7 214 72 131 21 48% .286 9.1 3.1 0.9 5.6 1.35 4.17 34.0 4.0
1959 LAN MLB 17 13 2 44 36 270.7 237 93 242 26 47% .277 7.9 3.1 0.9 8.0 1.22 3.46 44.8 5.0
1960 LAN MLB 15 14 2 41 36 269.0 214 72 246 27 48% .257 7.2 2.4 0.9 8.2 1.06 2.84 45.5 5.5
1961 LAN MLB 13 10 0 40 37 244.0 236 83 182 29 48% .282 8.7 3.1 1.1 6.7 1.31 3.69 33.1 3.2
1962 LAN MLB 25 9 1 43 41 314.3 272 78 232 21 45% .265 7.8 2.2 0.6 6.6 1.11 2.83 57.2 6.5
1963 LAN MLB 19 17 0 42 42 315.3 287 57 251 25 49% .284 8.2 1.6 0.7 7.2 1.09 2.63 32.9 4.0
1964 LAN MLB 18 16 0 40 40 321.3 242 68 237 15 46% .243 6.8 1.9 0.4 6.6 0.96 2.18 38.5 4.7
1965 LAN MLB 23 12 1 44 42 308.3 270 66 210 30 53% .254 7.9 1.9 0.9 6.1 1.09 2.77 41.3 4.4
1966 LAN MLB 13 16 0 40 40 273.7 279 45 177 21 57% .295 9.2 1.5 0.7 5.8 1.18 3.42 28.1 2.8
1967 LAN MLB 13 16 0 38 38 282.0 269 60 196 19 55% .288 8.6 1.9 0.6 6.3 1.17 2.74 24.8 3.0
1968 LAN MLB 14 12 0 31 31 239.0 201 56 155 11 56% .260 7.6 2.1 0.4 5.8 1.08 2.15 8.1 1.4
1969 LAN MLB 5 4 0 12 12 62.7 71 13 24 9 55% .283 10.2 1.9 1.3 3.4 1.34 4.45 -1.0 -0.1

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
1969-08-06 1969-08-12 DTD 6 6 Right Shoulder Soreness Caused Retired - -
1969-07-04 1969-07-27 DTD 23 21 Right Shoulder Strain Recurrence of Pain Likely Rotator Cuff - -
1969-04-23 1969-06-15 53 44 Right Shoulder Strain Possible Rotator Cuff Based on Referred Pain - -

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

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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BP Articles

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108 Stitches: A Chat with Earl WeaverDan Evans2013-01-21
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The Lineup Card: 9 World Series Heroes: The Year AfterBaseball Prospectus2011-11-03
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-03-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How is it that pitchers regularly threw over 300 innings 30 years ago but now 200 is considered a "ceiling?"
(Kevin from LA)
Easy. Five-man rotation. Don Drysdale threw 300 over 42 starts in 65. CC Sabathia got 250 on 35 and he only got that many because he was going on "short rest" a couple times. A four-man rotation would give us a lot more 200 inning guys and get rid of the lousy fifth starters. The *ONLY* argument against four-man is fatigue and it can be designed in a way that would actually reduce fatigue. I used to say some team would try it and get a big advantage. I'm less sure now that it will happen again, but there's no good reason why. (Will Carroll)


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