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Sterling Hitchcock PYankees

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
13 1285.7 74 76 3 997 4.80 11.5
Birth Date4-29-1971
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1992 NYA MLB 3 3 13.0 23 6 6 2 .267 102 15.9 4.2 1.4 4.2 35% .396 .377 2.23 5.48 8.31 109 9.58 -0.7
1993 NYA MLB 6 6 31.0 32 14 26 4 .267 100 9.3 4.1 1.2 7.5 36% .311 .273 1.48 4.45 4.65 87 5.22 0.1
1994 NYA MLB 23 5 49.3 48 29 37 3 .270 101 8.8 5.3 0.5 6.8 44% .302 .264 1.56 4.25 4.20 100 4.93 0.5
1995 NYA MLB 27 27 168.3 155 68 121 22 .264 103 8.3 3.6 1.2 6.5 40% .264 .251 1.32 4.70 4.70 95 4.44 2.6
1996 SEA MLB 35 35 196.7 245 73 132 27 .269 102 11.2 3.3 1.2 6.0 42% .337 .286 1.62 4.91 5.35 99 5.30 1.7
1997 SDN MLB 32 28 161.0 172 55 106 24 .253 99 9.6 3.1 1.3 5.9 45% .294 .273 1.41 4.79 5.20 109 5.27 1.0
1998 SDN MLB 39 27 176.3 169 48 158 29 .253 92 8.6 2.4 1.5 8.1 46% .281 .251 1.23 4.38 3.93 94 5.17 1.3
1999 SDN MLB 33 33 205.7 202 76 194 29 .258 95 8.8 3.3 1.3 8.5 38% .294 .258 1.35 4.20 4.11 84 4.78 3.2
2000 SDN MLB 11 11 65.7 69 26 61 12 .256 95 9.5 3.6 1.6 8.4 53% .303 .280 1.45 4.99 4.93 97 6.58 -0.2
2001 NYA 0 10 9 51.3 67 18 28 5 .263 96 11.7 3.2 0.9 4.9 44% .335 .293 1.66 4.44 6.49 0 0.00 0.0
2001 SDN 0 3 3 19.0 22 3 15 1 .244 97 10.4 1.4 0.5 7.1 50% .323 .261 1.32 2.74 3.32 0 0.00 0.0
2002 NYA MLB 20 2 39.3 57 15 31 4 .261 98 13.0 3.4 0.9 7.1 37% .373 .310 1.83 4.03 5.49 100 6.65 -0.6
2003 NYA 0 27 1 49.7 57 18 36 6 .264 98 10.3 3.3 1.1 6.5 40% .317 .274 1.51 4.30 5.44 0 0.00 0.0
2003 SLN 0 8 6 38.0 34 14 32 8 .246 101 8.1 3.3 1.9 7.6 40% .243 .262 1.26 5.21 3.79 0 0.00 0.0
2004 SDN MLB 4 4 21.3 22 8 14 5 .272 87 9.3 3.4 2.1 5.9 46% .266 .292 1.41 5.81 6.33 105 6.76 -0.2
2001 TOT MLB 13 12 70.3 89 21 43 6 .258 96 11.4 2.7 0.8 5.5 46% .332 .285 1.56 3.98 5.63 104 5.35 0.3
2003 TOT MLB 35 7 87.7 91 32 68 14 .256 100 9.3 3.3 1.4 7.0 40% .287 .269 1.40 4.70 4.72 98 5.16 0.4
CareerMLB2812001285.71374471997181.260989.63.31.37.042%.302.2701.444.584.80975.259.3

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1992 NYA MLB 3 3 13.0 23 6 6 2 .267 102 15.9 4.2 1.4 4.2 35% .396 .377 2.23 5.48 8.31
1993 NYA MLB 6 6 31.0 32 14 26 4 .267 100 9.3 4.1 1.2 7.5 36% .311 .273 1.48 4.45 4.65
1994 NYA MLB 23 5 49.3 48 29 37 3 .270 101 8.8 5.3 0.5 6.8 44% .302 .264 1.56 4.25 4.20
1995 NYA MLB 27 27 168.3 155 68 121 22 .264 103 8.3 3.6 1.2 6.5 40% .264 .251 1.32 4.70 4.70
1996 SEA MLB 35 35 196.7 245 73 132 27 .269 102 11.2 3.3 1.2 6.0 42% .337 .286 1.62 4.91 5.35
1997 SDN MLB 32 28 161.0 172 55 106 24 .253 99 9.6 3.1 1.3 5.9 45% .294 .273 1.41 4.79 5.20
1998 SDN MLB 39 27 176.3 169 48 158 29 .253 92 8.6 2.4 1.5 8.1 46% .281 .251 1.23 4.38 3.93
1999 SDN MLB 33 33 205.7 202 76 194 29 .258 95 8.8 3.3 1.3 8.5 38% .294 .258 1.35 4.20 4.11
2000 SDN MLB 11 11 65.7 69 26 61 12 .256 95 9.5 3.6 1.6 8.4 53% .303 .280 1.45 4.99 4.93
2001 NYA MLB 10 9 51.3 67 18 28 5 .263 96 11.7 3.2 0.9 4.9 44% .335 .293 1.66 4.44 6.49
2001 SDN MLB 3 3 19.0 22 3 15 1 .244 97 10.4 1.4 0.5 7.1 50% .323 .261 1.32 2.74 3.32
2002 NYA MLB 20 2 39.3 57 15 31 4 .261 98 13.0 3.4 0.9 7.1 37% .373 .310 1.83 4.03 5.49
2003 NYA MLB 27 1 49.7 57 18 36 6 .264 98 10.3 3.3 1.1 6.5 40% .317 .274 1.51 4.30 5.44
2003 SLN MLB 8 6 38.0 34 14 32 8 .246 101 8.1 3.3 1.9 7.6 40% .243 .262 1.26 5.21 3.79
2004 SDN MLB 4 4 21.3 22 8 14 5 .272 87 9.3 3.4 2.1 5.9 46% .266 .292 1.41 5.81 6.33

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  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2004-08-23 2004-09-04 15-DL 12 11 Left Elbow Strain Retired In September -
2004-04-15 2004-08-04 60-DL 111 98 Trunk Stress Fracture Rib Cage -
2002-06-28 2002-07-28 15-DL 30 24 Low Back Strain -
2002-03-31 2002-05-08 15-DL 38 33 Low Back Strain -
2001-04-02 2001-07-04 60-DL 93 83 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery and Bone Chip 2000-06-06 -
2000-05-27 2000-10-02 60-DL 128 115 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery and Bone Chip 2000-06-06 -
1997-06-06 1997-07-03 15-DL 27 26 Left Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 SDN $800,000
2003 NYA, SLN $6,000,000
2002 NYA $4,936,719
2001 SDN, NYA $6,000,000
2000 SDN $6,100,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$23,836,719
5 yrTotal$23,836,719

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 43 dTommy Tanzer1 yr/$0.8M (04)+$0.7M incts

Details
  • retired 9/04 signed as a free agent from STL 12/03
  • club declined $7M 04 option 10/03 (pd $1M buyout) acquired in trade from NYY 8/03
  • 2 year/$12M (02-03)+04 club option
  • 02:$5M, 03:$6M, 04:up to $9M option $1M buyout, acquired in trade from SD 7/01 3 year/$15.5M (99-01)

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