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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
16 2800.7 194 112 3 2293 3.51 46.4
Birth Date11-16-1964
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
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ThrowsR
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
1984 NYN 19 31 31 218.0 218.0 0.0 17 9 0 0 21 2 879 161 72 63 7 220 73 71 2 276 2.60 1.71 2.34 62.5 6.6
1985 NYN 20 35 35 276.7 276.7 0.0 24 4 0 0 33 0 1065 198 51 47 13 266 69 65 2 268 1.53 2.06 2.50 74.9 8.1
1986 NYN 21 33 33 250.0 250.0 0.0 17 6 0 0 22 4 1020 197 92 79 17 294 80 77 4 200 2.84 3.04 4.05 18.3 2.0
1987 NYN 22 25 25 179.7 179.7 0.0 15 7 0 0 17 2 730 162 68 64 11 229 53 51 2 148 3.21 2.93 4.08 28.0 2.7
1988 NYN 23 34 34 248.3 248.3 0.0 18 9 0 0 24 3 1024 242 98 88 8 314 57 53 6 175 3.19 2.48 3.10 39.5 5.2
1989 NYN 24 19 17 118.3 111.3 7.0 9 4 1 0 14 0 497 93 42 38 9 138 47 45 2 101 2.89 3.19 3.91 10.2 1.2
1990 NYN 25 34 34 232.7 232.7 0.0 19 7 0 0 20 2 983 229 106 99 10 306 70 67 7 223 3.83 2.44 3.07 57.3 6.2
1991 NYN 26 27 27 190.0 190.0 0.0 13 7 0 0 16 3 789 185 80 76 12 266 56 54 3 150 3.60 2.97 3.48 35.5 3.8
1992 NYN 27 31 31 206.0 206.0 0.0 10 13 0 0 21 0 863 197 93 84 11 287 70 63 3 145 3.67 3.12 3.74 24.0 3.0
1993 NYN 28 29 29 208.7 208.7 0.0 12 15 0 0 18 0 866 188 89 80 16 278 61 60 9 149 3.45 3.55 4.10 24.1 2.3
1994 NYN 29 7 7 41.3 41.3 0.0 3 4 0 0 3 0 182 46 32 29 9 82 15 14 1 40 6.31 5.12 5.47 1.0 0.2
1996 NYA 31 29 29 170.7 170.7 0.0 11 7 0 0 12 1 756 169 101 95 19 271 88 84 9 126 5.01 4.92 5.63 19.1 1.8
1997 NYA 32 20 19 106.3 105.3 1.0 9 5 0 0 8 0 472 116 61 58 14 179 53 52 7 66 4.91 5.31 5.63 3.2 0.3
1998 CLE 33 23 23 134.0 134.0 0.0 8 6 0 0 13 0 580 135 59 56 13 203 51 51 9 83 3.76 4.59 4.64 22.1 2.3
1999 CLE 34 26 22 115.0 106.7 8.3 3 4 0 0 5 0 532 127 90 80 18 209 67 64 9 88 6.26 5.69 6.26 10.2 1.1
2000 HOU 35 1 1 4.0 4.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 6 4 4 1 12 3 3 0 1 9.00 8.06 8.41 -0.5 -0.0
2000 NYA 35 18 5 64.3 26.3 38.0 4 2 2 1 2 0 274 66 28 24 8 107 21 18 0 31 3.36 4.86 5.47 2.4 0.4
2000 TBA 35 8 8 36.7 36.7 0.0 2 3 0 0 2 0 173 47 32 27 14 95 20 20 3 23 6.63 8.81 9.00 -7.2 -0.7
Career4304102800.72746.354.319411231251171170525641198109121037569549127822933.513.323.93424.646.4

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
1982 LTF A- 2 2 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 KNG Rk 9 9 65.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 LYN A+ 27 27 191.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 NYN MLB 31 31 218.0 2.34 140 .205 .257 .318 .374 .257 .296 95 58.5 6.3 62.5 6.6
1985 NYN MLB 35 35 276.7 2.50 133 .194 .255 .318 .378 .256 .259 92 61.5 6.5 74.9 8.1
1986 NYN MLB 33 33 250.0 4.05 100 .228 .252 .317 .378 .252 .251 97 19.0 2.0 18.3 2.0
1987 NYN MLB 25 25 179.7 4.08 108 .225 .261 .326 .406 .256 .293 97 21.5 2.1 28.0 2.7
1987 LYN A+ 1 1 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 NOR AAA 4 4 22.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 NYN MLB 34 34 248.3 3.10 115 .237 .248 .306 .358 .250 .301 94 32.7 3.6 39.5 5.2
1989 NYN MLB 19 17 118.3 3.91 98 .237 .248 .310 .363 .254 .249 97 9.3 1.0 10.2 1.2
1990 NYN MLB 34 34 232.7 3.07 125 .247 .256 .319 .378 .258 .326 97 48.0 5.1 57.3 6.2
1991 NYN MLB 27 27 190.0 3.48 114 .255 .252 .312 .369 .254 .305 98 29.7 3.2 35.5 3.8
1992 NYN MLB 31 31 206.0 3.74 101 .255 .253 .312 .372 .256 .293 97 16.1 1.8 24.0 3.0
1993 NYN MLB 29 29 208.7 4.10 104 .244 .265 .325 .397 .256 .273 94 19.1 1.9 24.1 2.3
1994 NYN MLB 7 7 41.3 5.47 78 .288 .266 .328 .408 .255 .316 96 0.7 0.1 1.0 0.2
1994 BIN AA 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 NOR AAA 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NYA MLB 29 29 170.7 5.63 97 .261 .279 .352 .449 .272 .292 101 19.1 1.8 19.1 1.8
1997 NYA MLB 20 19 106.3 5.63 81 .279 .271 .340 .435 .267 .307 95 3.3 0.3 3.2 0.3
1997 NRW AA 3 3 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 COH AAA 2 2 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CLE MLB 23 23 134.0 4.64 110 .251 .268 .334 .421 .263 .288 102 22.2 2.2 22.1 2.3
1998 BUF AAA 4 4 16.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CLE MLB 26 22 115.0 6.26 90 .276 .272 .343 .441 .264 .311 107 9.2 0.9 10.2 1.1
1999 AKR AA 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BUF AAA 1 1 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HOU MLB 1 1 4.0 8.41 59 .312 .258 .311 .460 .248 .333 117 -0.3 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2000 NYA MLB 18 5 64.3 5.47 89 .257 .275 .346 .441 .265 .271 93 3.4 0.3 2.4 0.4
2000 TBA MLB 8 8 36.7 9.00 16 .332 .278 .350 .461 .269 .292 92 -7.2 -0.7 -7.2 -0.7

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
1982 KNG Rk 5 4 0 9 9 65.7 53 25 66 1 0% .000 7.3 3.4 0.1 9.0 1.19 2.47 0.0 0.0
1982 LTF A- 0 1 0 2 2 13.0 11 3 18 2 0% .000 7.6 2.1 1.4 12.5 1.08 4.15 0.0 0.0
1983 LYN A+ 19 4 0 27 27 191.0 121 112 300 11 0% .000 5.7 5.3 0.5 14.1 1.22 2.50 0.0 0.0
1984 NYN MLB 17 9 0 31 31 218.0 161 73 276 7 46% .296 6.6 3.0 0.3 11.4 1.07 2.60 62.5 6.6
1985 NYN MLB 24 4 0 35 35 276.7 198 69 268 13 48% .259 6.4 2.2 0.4 8.7 0.97 1.53 74.9 8.1
1986 NYN MLB 17 6 0 33 33 250.0 197 80 200 17 53% .251 7.1 2.9 0.6 7.2 1.11 2.84 18.3 2.0
1987 NOR AAA 3 0 0 4 4 22.0 20 9 24 0 0% .000 8.2 3.7 0.0 9.8 1.32 2.05 0.0 0.0
1987 LYN A+ 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 2 2 3 0 0% .000 4.5 4.5 0.0 6.8 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1987 NYN MLB 15 7 0 25 25 179.7 162 53 148 11 55% .293 8.1 2.7 0.6 7.4 1.20 3.21 28.0 2.7
1988 NYN MLB 18 9 0 34 34 248.3 242 57 175 8 56% .301 8.8 2.1 0.3 6.3 1.20 3.19 39.5 5.2
1989 NYN MLB 9 4 1 19 17 118.3 93 47 101 9 50% .249 7.1 3.6 0.7 7.7 1.18 2.89 10.2 1.2
1990 NYN MLB 19 7 0 34 34 232.7 229 70 223 10 51% .326 8.9 2.7 0.4 8.6 1.29 3.83 57.3 6.2
1991 NYN MLB 13 7 0 27 27 190.0 185 56 150 12 53% .305 8.8 2.7 0.6 7.1 1.27 3.60 35.5 3.8
1992 NYN MLB 10 13 0 31 31 206.0 197 70 145 11 50% .293 8.6 3.1 0.5 6.3 1.30 3.67 24.0 3.0
1993 NYN MLB 12 15 0 29 29 208.7 188 61 149 16 49% .273 8.1 2.6 0.7 6.4 1.19 3.45 24.1 2.3
1994 NYN MLB 3 4 0 7 7 41.3 46 15 40 9 55% .316 10.0 3.3 2.0 8.7 1.48 6.31 1.0 0.2
1994 NOR AAA 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 0 1 4 0 0% .000 0.0 3.0 0.0 12.0 0.33 0.00 0.0 0.0
1994 BIN AA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 2 1 4 0 0% .000 3.6 1.8 0.0 7.2 0.60 0.00 0.0 0.0
1996 NYA MLB 11 7 0 29 29 170.7 169 88 126 19 43% .292 8.9 4.6 1.0 6.6 1.51 5.01 19.1 1.8
1997 NYA MLB 9 5 0 20 19 106.3 116 53 66 14 52% .307 9.8 4.5 1.2 5.6 1.59 4.91 3.2 0.3
1997 COH AAA 1 1 0 2 2 12.0 7 4 10 1 0% .182 5.2 3.0 0.8 7.5 0.92 3.75 0.0 0.0
1997 NRW AA 3 0 0 3 3 18.0 13 5 14 3 0% .200 6.5 2.5 1.5 7.0 1.00 3.00 0.0 0.0
1998 CLE MLB 8 6 0 23 23 134.0 135 51 83 13 44% .288 9.1 3.4 0.9 5.6 1.39 3.76 22.1 2.3
1998 BUF AAA 1 2 0 4 4 16.0 23 7 18 5 0% .000 12.9 3.9 2.8 10.1 1.88 9.00 0.0 0.0
1999 CLE MLB 3 4 0 26 22 115.0 127 67 88 18 36% .311 9.9 5.2 1.4 6.9 1.69 6.26 10.2 1.1
1999 BUF AAA 0 1 0 1 1 3.7 6 3 3 1 0% .000 14.6 7.3 2.4 7.3 2.43 2.43 0.0 0.0
1999 AKR AA 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 3 1 2 0 0% .000 9.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 1.33 3.00 0.0 0.0
2000 NYA MLB 4 2 2 18 5 64.3 66 21 31 8 47% .271 9.2 2.9 1.1 4.3 1.35 3.36 2.4 0.4
2000 TBA MLB 2 3 0 8 8 36.7 47 20 23 14 48% .292 11.5 4.9 3.4 5.6 1.83 6.63 -7.2 -0.7
2000 HOU MLB 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 6 3 1 1 50% .333 13.5 6.8 2.2 2.2 2.25 9.00 -0.5 -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
1999-08-03 1999-08-31 15-DL 28 25 Right Shoulder Strain - -
1998-10-27 1998-10-27 Off 0 0 Right Surgery Inguinal Hernia 1998-10-27 -
1998-03-22 1998-05-22 15-DL 61 45 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps - -
1997-04-06 1997-06-14 15-DL 69 60 - Surgery Inguinal Hernia 1997-04-14 -
1994-04-22 1994-06-09 15-DL 48 42 Right Fracture Hairline - -
1992-07-17 1992-08-08 15-DL 22 19 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff - -
1991-08-23 1991-10-07 15-DL 45 41 Right Shoulder Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear and Labrum 1991-09-08 -
1989-07-02 1989-09-13 60-DL 73 68 Right Shoulder Strain - -
1987-04-07 1987-06-05 60-DL 59 50 - General Medical Psychosocial Drug Addition - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2000 HOU $500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-07-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)HOF-types Maddux, Glavine, Pedro, RJohnson and a few others all struggled in their first few major league seasons. How aberrant is to see the immediate success of recent young pitchers (such as Harvey, SMiller, and Fernandez this year and perhaps Kershaw, Lincecum, Felix, C.Sale and Straus in previous years)? Is it that "stuff" predominates, or the guys pick up sequencing earlier (whether on own or with team's "coaching")?
(tullythomas from (Balt Memial Stadium Bleachers))
Very good point about stuff dominating this era of high strikeout rates. That said, we're looking at a snapshot. Dwight Gooden was really good when he came up, you just don't mention him because we have the hindsight now not to include him in the HOF crop. There's a chance that at Luke Hochevar's induction, we'll say that he struggled early in his career too.

(Snark aside, I think it's probably what you said about pitchers coming up now with such good stuff.) (Zachary Levine)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any concern about Felix's elbow? Should I be concerned about him in fantasy this year?
(Brian from Madison)
Hey Brian, I don't know that I have a specific concern about Felix other than his significant workload. The last three pitchers to log 1,600 innings by age 26 were Dwight Gooden, Fernando Valenzuela, and Frank Tanana. Those guys went on to have great careers, although not as great as people might have expected based on their earlier success. On the bright side, Bert Blyleven was the last before them (he had thrown 500 more innings than Felix by this point), and he ended up in the Hall of Fame. You never know with pitchers, but so far it seems like he's up to the task. (Geoff Young)
2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Were you a little surprised that Kevin Brown got so little support last year on the ballot? I can't imagine a lot of people standing up for him in a veteran's committee meeting in future decades.
(Brian from DC)
Brown, David Cone, Dwight Gooden and Orel Hershiser all had disconcertingly short stays on the ballot. I do think all of them will have at least some proponents in a VC-like panel situation, particularly because their postseason accomplishments will get closer looks.

Gooden's actually the strongest of those candidates. In fact - holy smokes, I just realized this - he's above the standard at 52.1/38.1/45.1, because he had 16.7 WARP through his first two seasons. (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)
2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Morris does get in, should Rick Reuschel hit him with a steel chair during his acceptance speech and steal his plaque?
(MrWorkrate from Raleigh, NC)
David Cone and Dwight Gooden have dibs. Reuschel is well below both of them now, actually more in Morris country, JAWSwise (again, because we moved away from an ERA/FIP-based driver). (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)
2011-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steven--have you ever given thought to whom would comprise a Platonic ideal pitching rotation? Lots of guys are textbook #1s--Koufax, Maddux, Big Train, Bob Gibson, et al, but what about the rest? Is there such a thing as a quintessential #2? When you think of a #4 or a #5, who is it?
(Jape from Portland)
It's fun to make lists and such, but this one is so wide open. Are we talking career or single season? If the latter, I would have guys like Ron Guidry '78 and Dwight Gooden '85 and other names that don't make the list of all-time greats. If we're talking about guys who were more than one-hit wonders, my list starts with Pedro Martinez and Lefty Grove. (Steven Goldman)
2011-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)With Strasburg back and Zimmerman in the fold am I crazy for thinking that a good lefty bat would make the Nationals contenders next year?
(Steve N from Delaware)
How was the hurricane for you in Delaware? I hear a lot about SC, NY, NJ, VT, but not so much about Delaware... Does your lefty bat mean that Davey Johnson won't be leading off Ian Desmond and his .290 OBP? What's up with that? He used to be such a brilliant manager. Except for that whole letting Dwight Gooden pitch to Mike Scioscia in '88 thing... (Steven Goldman)
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the most surprising player you can create a convincing HoF argument for? Triple-bonus points if his first name's "Tony" and his surname's "Fernandez".
(JT from Exhibition Stadium)
Rick Reuschel does unusually well on the JAWS scale. Prior to Bert Blyleven's election, Big Daddy rated as the second-best eligible pitcher despite relatively unassuming raw numbers (214-191, 3.37 ERA, 3 All-Star apperaances, no Cy Young votes. Stayed very useful late into his career.

That said, I can make better *arguments* for guys like Orel Hershiser, David Cone and Dwight Gooden, all of whom fell just short of 200 wins but had Cy Youngs and rings to their credit. I can make a better argument for Kevin Brown, but it's hindered by his being named in the Mitchell Report, not to mention his 2004 postseason shame. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin Brown only got about 2% of the vote, and John Olerud got less than 1%. I know neither of them are clear choices...in fact, they're probably not Hall of Famers. But both are close enough that they deserved a few years of discussion, right?
(John from Atlanta)
I agree, but the precedent with guys like David Cone, Dwight Gooden, Orel Hershiser and Will Clark going one and done on the ballot certainly suggested this was a possibility. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lost in all of the Big Z talk, is the bigger question of whether or not he is healthy. If he is indeed healthy, how do you explain the significant loss of velocity in the last couple of years?
(Matt from Chicago)
It doesn't seem like he hasn't been available. His velocity has been pretty steady in the PFX era, so I dont think anything's changed. I think it's the effect of all the innings he had as a young pitcher, the same as Prior and Wood. The smoking analogy works here - Zambrano just started coughing later than the other two. PECOTA's on this one as I think the Dwight Gooden comp is really, really good. (Will Carroll)
2009-06-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Regarding this Strausberg kid, we get it. He's the best ever. But when I think of highly touted pre-draft 'best ever pitchers', guys like Dwight Gooden, Mark Prior and Kerry Wood spring to mind more often then not (not to mention the Ben McDonalds of the world). Am I thinking too much glass-half-empty? Why is Strausberg going to be different?
(Kubali Khan from Mongolia)
Followup: the Big Papi question is just begging for a Goldman treatment.

He hasn't failed yet. I'm not the guy to argue with about this. As much as I think the draft is incredibly unfair to players, there are no guarantees, and we know that even the successes in the category of "college stud starter," like Jered Weaver, often are less than superstars. You can look just in very recent years and see a Prior and question the hype. It's a fair point. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I don't recall exactly when Eric Davis retired, and I have to acknowledge that his career numbers don't come close to HOF material. However, he stands out to this Reds fan as one of the most exciting players of his era, and I'll forever wonder what might have been had he stayed healthy. What's your top-5 list of "coulda shoulda" players?
(BelongstotheReds from Seattle)
No joke, I got all verklempt when I wrote up Davis' blurb for a JAWS piece a couple years back. The man possessed the most electrifying speed/power combo to hit the majors between Willie Mays and Barry Bonds, period. What I wouldn't give to see him play at his peak again...

Davis and his childhood pal Darryl Strawberry make a good strat to a top five for the Hall of Should aWouldaCoulda, and you can't mention the straw without calling upon Dwight Gooden too. Add David Cone and Fernando Valenzuela and you've got an easy five from me, though I'm certain there are others I could include particularly from other eras. (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneI imagine Seaver would have bumped Berenyi. The top four in '84 would have been Dwight Gooden, Ron Darling, Walt Terell, and Seaver, with Sid Fernandez in there somewhere... I know, I know... Your willing suspension of disbelief can't get past Terrell either. (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneTynan (Livermore, ME): Any chance of a getting a BP audio feed for any games in the future

We'd love to, but to quote the great Dwight Gooden, "Hey Catfish, that's illegal." (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-10 13:30:00Friday LCSI know it's early and I shouldn't say this, but this game kind of reminds me of Game 5 of the 1986 NLCS, the one where Nolan Ryan and Dwight Gooden threw all those zeroes at each other... (Steven Goldman)