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Mark Fidrych PTigers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 412.3 29 19 0 170 3.10 2.6
Birth Date8-14-1954
Height6' 3"
Weight175 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
1976 DET 21 31 29 250.3 249.3 1.0 19 9 0 0 23 3 996 217 76 65 12 278 53 50 3 97 2.34 3.14 4.26 9.1 1.0
1977 DET 22 11 11 81.0 81.0 0.0 6 4 0 0 7 0 326 82 29 26 2 103 12 10 1 42 2.89 2.51 3.56 13.5 1.4
1978 DET 23 3 3 22.0 22.0 0.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 85 17 6 6 1 21 5 5 0 10 2.45 2.92 4.13 1.6 0.2
1979 DET 24 4 4 14.7 14.7 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 73 23 17 17 3 43 9 7 1 5 10.43 6.79 7.42 -1.7 -0.2
1980 DET 25 9 9 44.3 44.3 0.0 2 3 0 0 4 0 215 58 35 28 5 83 20 18 1 16 5.68 4.92 5.36 1.4 0.1
Career5856412.3411.31.0291900363169539716314223528999061703.103.324.3723.92.6

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
1976 DET MLB 31 29 250.3 4.26 97 .221 .258 .319 .364 .261 .247 103 9.1 1.0 9.1 1.0
1977 DET MLB 11 11 81.0 3.56 122 .227 .266 .329 .404 .263 .297 100 13.5 1.4 13.5 1.4
1978 DET MLB 3 3 22.0 4.13 105 .188 .256 .315 .379 .257 .232 102 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
1979 DET MLB 4 4 14.7 7.42 46 .366 .276 .337 .420 .274 .364 102 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
1980 DET MLB 9 9 44.3 5.36 88 .299 .269 .321 .400 .262 .306 106 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
1980 EVV AAA 24 18 117.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 EVV AAA 24 9 83.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 PAW AAA 20 19 123.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 PAW AAA 12 8 48.3 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
1976 DET MLB 19 9 0 31 29 250.3 217 53 97 12 62% .247 7.8 1.9 0.4 3.5 1.08 2.34 9.1 1.0
1977 DET MLB 6 4 0 11 11 81.0 82 12 42 2 62% .297 9.1 1.3 0.2 4.7 1.16 2.89 13.5 1.4
1978 DET MLB 2 0 0 3 3 22.0 17 5 10 1 70% .232 7.0 2.0 0.4 4.1 1.00 2.45 1.6 0.2
1979 DET MLB 0 3 0 4 4 14.7 23 9 5 3 51% .364 14.1 5.5 1.8 3.1 2.18 10.43 -1.7 -0.2
1980 DET MLB 2 3 0 9 9 44.3 58 20 16 5 50% .306 11.8 4.1 1.0 3.2 1.76 5.68 1.4 0.1
1980 EVV AAA 6 7 0 24 18 117.0 123 54 62 4 0% .000 9.5 4.2 0.3 4.8 1.51 3.92 0.0 0.0
1981 EVV AAA 6 3 0 24 9 83.0 111 27 26 10 0% .000 12.0 2.9 1.1 2.8 1.66 5.75 0.0 0.0
1982 PAW AAA 6 8 0 20 19 123.0 139 59 51 12 0% .000 10.2 4.3 0.9 3.7 1.61 4.98 0.0 0.0
1983 PAW AAA 2 5 0 12 8 48.3 85 37 27 7 0% .000 15.8 6.9 1.3 5.0 2.53 9.69 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
1979-05-23 1979-10-05 135 125 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1979-04-07 1979-05-05 15-DL 28 19 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1978-04-18 1978-10-02 60-DL 167 153 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis and Scar Tissue and Atrophy - -
1977-07-14 1977-10-03 60-DL 81 76 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
1977-04-07 1977-06-01 15-DL 55 44 Left Knee Surgery Cartilage 1977-03-31 -

Compensation

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BP Articles

Mark Fidrych is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Baseball ProGUESTus: When Good Things Come in Three YearsChad Finn2013-04-17
Perfect Game Presents: 2013 Rookie of the Year Candidates 2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: All-Stars Are Not All StarsJason Wojciechowski2013-02-21
BP Podcast: Episode 10: With Awesome FedoraKevin Goldstein2010-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Neither a Berroa Nor a [Ver]lander BeBen Lindbergh2010-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Sparky Anderson Bob Hertzel2010-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Roundtable: The Problem with Young Pitchers Is...Baseball Prospectus2009-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Toby Harrah, Part OneDavid Laurila2009-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Small Sample VersionJay Jaffe2009-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: LossesJoe Sheehan2009-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Butch WynegarDavid Laurila2008-09-21
Transaction of the Day: Harden-edChristina Kahrl2008-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: A First for the AgesJim Baker2007-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Liriano UpdateWill Carroll2006-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Best Rookie Pitching Duos of These Modern TimesJim Baker2006-08-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Seattle MarinersThomas Gorman2006-03-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Seattle MarinersWill Carroll2006-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2006: Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2005-12-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 20-25Christina Kahrl2005-07-27
This article requires BP Premium access2005--Setting the Stage: Wish ListJim Baker2005-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Superstars, All-Stars and BustsNate Silver2004-11-11
Baseball Prospectus Basics: Just Another Out?Ryan Wilkins2004-02-29
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Mid-Season ReviewNate Silver2003-07-16
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-06-30
Impact Rookies: Whose Contribution Has Been the Greatest?Jeff Bower2003-03-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-08-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you ever seen a more impressive rookie season than the one that Mike Trout is now having?
(JWR from USA)
The only two players who I remember having as great an impact as rookies are Fred Lynn and Mark Fidrych, and now I am going before my career. Lynn impacted the '75 Red Sox and was my favorite player at the time and added so much with the glove and his bat in his ROY season. Fidrych was incredible, bringing an energy to the ballpark with is exceptional season. Trout has been incredible, and living in Southern California I am lucky to see him play a lot. (Dan Evans)
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you buy a weight related Pablo Sandoval resurgence? Or will he be my generations Mark Fidrych? Stealing what Bill James wrote about The Bird, Pandamonium was more fun than a barrel of monkeys
(EricJ from SF)
Well, we heard the same stories last year, and it didn't help, but I'm enough of an optimist to think maybe this time around he got the message. He'll be better than last year, if short of 2009's magic. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)David, your interviews are among the highlights of BP's site. I especially like the variety of subjects you choose, from retired players and coaches to prospects. Can you name a few living people you'd like to interview someday? Any people who have died since you started this who you regret not covering?
(Asinwreck from Chicago, IL)
Thanks. Kind words are always appreciated, to say the least. As for people who died (and, oh yeah, RIP poet/musician Jim Carroll; I was a fan), the one who first comes to mind passed away about a year before I began writing for BP. That was Dick Radatz, who was not only a brilliant closer but a bit of a character and apparently a wonderful man. Much more recently, I never did get a chance to interview, or even meet, Mark Fidrych. I regret that.

As for who Id like to interview, there are certainly many. Talking to Barack Obama about baseball would certainly be enjoyable. Sitting down with Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire to talk hitting -- and only hitting -- would be great (has anyone actually done that before?). Ill be in Ft. Myers in early March, and Id love to run into Harmon Killebrew and/or Tony Oliva in Twins camp. I want to talk to Darrell Evans. (David Laurila)


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