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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
25 3801.3 216 216 61 2362 3.75 13.8
Birth Date1-5-1948
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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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 cFIP DRA WARP
1970 LAN MLB 8 0 17.0 18 11 8 7 .270 101 9.5 5.8 3.7 4.2 48% .208 .324 1.71 9.20 5.29 116 6.43 -0.3
1971 LAN MLB 4 0 4.3 3 3 4 1 .248 96 6.2 6.2 2.1 8.3 33% .182 .297 1.38 5.77 4.15 103 6.21 -0.1
1972 LAN MLB 2 0 2.7 2 2 4 0 .267 91 6.8 6.8 0.0 13.5 50% .333 .255 1.50 2.90 3.38 100 5.06 -0.0
1973 LAN MLB 37 0 71.7 52 45 70 3 .263 97 6.5 5.7 0.4 8.8 53% .265 .245 1.35 3.28 2.76 102 3.88 0.6
1974 LAN MLB 49 0 96.0 65 40 63 12 .262 94 6.1 3.8 1.1 5.9 45% .196 .246 1.09 4.27 3.75 102 3.92 0.7
1975 LAN MLB 38 0 61.0 43 34 34 3 .257 95 6.3 5.0 0.4 5.0 53% .215 .240 1.26 4.21 2.95 116 4.14 0.4
1976 LAN MLB 77 0 142.7 102 77 81 6 .266 95 6.4 4.9 0.4 5.1 49% .224 .236 1.25 3.85 2.21 116 3.78 1.0
1977 LAN MLB 70 1 127.3 98 70 105 10 .259 98 6.9 4.9 0.7 7.4 50% .245 .247 1.32 3.92 3.32 101 4.13 1.0
1978 LAN MLB 55 0 93.3 69 48 66 6 .255 98 6.7 4.6 0.6 6.4 51% .238 .227 1.25 3.75 3.28 100 3.49 1.1
1979 LAN MLB 42 14 151.3 152 66 76 16 .252 99 9.0 3.9 1.0 4.5 47% .274 .265 1.44 4.53 4.76 121 5.24 -0.4
1980 LAN 0 19 1 32.3 37 21 25 4 .251 98 10.3 5.8 1.1 7.0 46% .317 .299 1.79 4.94 5.57 0 0.00 0.0
1980 TEX 0 16 2 61.3 54 37 47 2 .260 100 7.9 5.4 0.3 6.9 46% .287 .258 1.48 3.61 3.96 0 0.00 0.0
1981 TEX MLB 21 5 82.0 61 31 69 4 .257 97 6.7 3.4 0.4 7.6 50% .256 .220 1.12 2.74 2.96 84 3.24 1.3
1982 TEX MLB 34 34 228.0 217 72 128 21 .269 95 8.6 2.8 0.8 5.1 48% .270 .260 1.27 3.80 3.95 92 3.92 3.1
1983 TEX MLB 34 33 252.0 219 95 152 22 .266 96 7.8 3.4 0.8 5.4 48% .260 .250 1.25 3.92 3.18 105 4.09 3.0
1984 TEX MLB 36 36 266.0 260 94 164 26 .266 97 8.8 3.2 0.9 5.5 52% .279 .265 1.33 3.95 3.76 98 4.02 3.3
1985 TEX MLB 34 34 250.3 198 83 141 23 .267 99 7.1 3.0 0.8 5.1 50% .229 .229 1.12 3.89 3.31 96 3.15 6.2
1986 TEX MLB 33 33 230.3 188 89 146 32 .266 100 7.3 3.5 1.3 5.7 46% .229 .243 1.20 4.61 3.79 109 3.96 3.7
1987 TEX MLB 40 40 285.3 238 124 223 36 .264 102 7.5 3.9 1.1 7.0 47% .244 .244 1.27 4.45 3.79 94 3.79 6.3
1988 TEX MLB 34 34 252.0 202 126 174 20 .268 103 7.2 4.5 0.7 6.2 47% .248 .247 1.30 4.12 3.32 98 4.00 3.0
1989 TEX MLB 30 30 182.0 168 95 94 28 .265 101 8.3 4.7 1.4 4.6 41% .245 .281 1.45 5.48 4.35 124 5.32 -0.7
1990 TEX MLB 32 32 218.7 190 119 114 24 .264 101 7.8 4.9 1.0 4.7 45% .243 .264 1.41 4.97 4.07 125 4.32 2.2
1991 CHA MLB 31 29 199.3 167 94 107 21 .264 101 7.5 4.2 0.9 4.8 43% .234 .267 1.31 4.79 4.02 118 4.05 2.8
1992 CHA MLB 27 27 176.3 160 66 76 19 .268 97 8.2 3.4 1.0 3.9 41% .242 .263 1.28 4.57 3.93 118 4.03 2.0
1993 FLO MLB 34 34 204.3 202 71 126 20 .258 99 8.9 3.1 0.9 5.5 45% .280 .262 1.34 4.17 4.27 107 4.59 2.3
1994 FLO MLB 21 21 113.7 118 52 65 17 .253 102 9.3 4.1 1.3 5.1 46% .272 .281 1.50 5.50 5.15 129 5.76 0.2
1980 TOT MLB 35 3 93.7 91 58 72 6 .257 99 8.7 5.6 0.6 6.9 46% .298 .273 1.59 4.07 4.52 107 4.96 -0.3
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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
1970 LAN MLB 8 0 17.0 18 11 8 7 .270 101 9.5 5.8 3.7 4.2 48% .208 .324 1.71 9.20 5.29
1971 LAN MLB 4 0 4.3 3 3 4 1 .248 96 6.2 6.2 2.1 8.3 33% .182 .297 1.38 5.77 4.15
1972 LAN MLB 2 0 2.7 2 2 4 0 .267 91 6.8 6.8 0.0 13.5 50% .333 .255 1.50 2.90 3.38
1973 LAN MLB 37 0 71.7 52 45 70 3 .263 97 6.5 5.7 0.4 8.8 53% .265 .245 1.35 3.28 2.76
1974 LAN MLB 49 0 96.0 65 40 63 12 .262 94 6.1 3.8 1.1 5.9 45% .196 .246 1.09 4.27 3.75
1975 LAN MLB 38 0 61.0 43 34 34 3 .257 95 6.3 5.0 0.4 5.0 53% .215 .240 1.26 4.21 2.95
1976 LAN MLB 77 0 142.7 102 77 81 6 .266 95 6.4 4.9 0.4 5.1 49% .224 .236 1.25 3.85 2.21
1977 LAN MLB 70 1 127.3 98 70 105 10 .259 98 6.9 4.9 0.7 7.4 50% .245 .247 1.32 3.92 3.32
1978 LAN MLB 55 0 93.3 69 48 66 6 .255 98 6.7 4.6 0.6 6.4 51% .238 .227 1.25 3.75 3.28
1979 LAN MLB 42 14 151.3 152 66 76 16 .252 99 9.0 3.9 1.0 4.5 47% .274 .265 1.44 4.53 4.76
1980 LAN MLB 19 1 32.3 37 21 25 4 .251 98 10.3 5.8 1.1 7.0 46% .317 .299 1.79 4.94 5.57
1980 TEX MLB 16 2 61.3 54 37 47 2 .260 100 7.9 5.4 0.3 6.9 46% .287 .258 1.48 3.61 3.96
1981 TEX MLB 21 5 82.0 61 31 69 4 .257 97 6.7 3.4 0.4 7.6 50% .256 .220 1.12 2.74 2.96
1982 TEX MLB 34 34 228.0 217 72 128 21 .269 95 8.6 2.8 0.8 5.1 48% .270 .260 1.27 3.80 3.95
1983 TEX MLB 34 33 252.0 219 95 152 22 .266 96 7.8 3.4 0.8 5.4 48% .260 .250 1.25 3.92 3.18
1984 TEX MLB 36 36 266.0 260 94 164 26 .266 97 8.8 3.2 0.9 5.5 52% .279 .265 1.33 3.95 3.76
1985 TEX MLB 34 34 250.3 198 83 141 23 .267 99 7.1 3.0 0.8 5.1 50% .229 .229 1.12 3.89 3.31
1986 TEX MLB 33 33 230.3 188 89 146 32 .266 100 7.3 3.5 1.3 5.7 46% .229 .243 1.20 4.61 3.79
1986 OKL AAA 1 1 5.0 7 1 3 1 .000 12.6 1.8 1.8 5.4 0% .000 .000 1.60 5.06 9.00
1987 TEX MLB 40 40 285.3 238 124 223 36 .264 102 7.5 3.9 1.1 7.0 47% .244 .244 1.27 4.45 3.79
1988 TEX MLB 34 34 252.0 202 126 174 20 .268 103 7.2 4.5 0.7 6.2 47% .248 .247 1.30 4.12 3.32
1989 TEX MLB 30 30 182.0 168 95 94 28 .265 101 8.3 4.7 1.4 4.6 41% .245 .281 1.45 5.48 4.35
1990 TEX MLB 32 32 218.7 190 119 114 24 .264 101 7.8 4.9 1.0 4.7 45% .243 .264 1.41 4.97 4.07
1991 CHA MLB 31 29 199.3 167 94 107 21 .264 101 7.5 4.2 0.9 4.8 43% .234 .267 1.31 4.79 4.02
1992 CHA MLB 27 27 176.3 160 66 76 19 .268 97 8.2 3.4 1.0 3.9 41% .242 .263 1.28 4.57 3.93
1993 FLO MLB 34 34 204.3 202 71 126 20 .258 99 8.9 3.1 0.9 5.5 45% .280 .262 1.34 4.17 4.27
1994 FLO MLB 21 21 113.7 118 52 65 17 .253 102 9.3 4.1 1.3 5.1 46% .272 .281 1.50 5.50 5.15

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
1994-07-27 1994-08-11 15-DL 15 14 - Hip Arthritis - -
1991-03-26 1991-04-17 15-DL 22 6 Bilateral Foot Bone Spur Possible Plantar Fasciitis - -
1989-07-20 1989-08-04 15-DL 15 13 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
1986-03-26 1986-05-06 41 23 Right Fingers Surgery Little Finger Fracture 1986-03-27 -

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 17, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-07-17
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An Agent's Take: How To Get An Autograph Without Losing Your SoulJoshua Kusnick2015-03-03
The Week in Quotes: December 22-28, 2014Chris Mosch2014-12-29
The Week in Quotes: December 22-28, 2014Nick Wheatley-Schaller2014-12-29
In A Pickle: How To Lose Lots of One-Run GamesJason Wojciechowski2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Pineda and Pine Tar, Part TwoDaniel Rathman2014-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Hall of Fame Inductees 1980-89Doug Thorburn2014-01-17
The Lineup Card: Eight of Our Favorite WTF Pitching PerformancesBaseball Prospectus2013-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: My Book Report on a Video of the Longest Home Runs HitSam Miller2013-08-19
The Lineup Card: Nine of Our Favorite Pitcher ConversionsBaseball Prospectus2013-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Replacement RangersZachary Levine2013-05-14
Baseball ProGUESTus: Is This Man the Next R.A. Dickey?Jonathan Zeller2013-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: They Took Their TurnGeoff Young2013-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Jays Ready for TakeoffJohn Perrotto2012-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessPunk Hits: A Modest Proposal for the MLB NetworkIan Miller2012-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: The Raul Ibanez SpecialJason Wojciechowski2012-10-11
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Dickey's Fine Malt KnucklerDoug Thorburn2012-06-29
The Stats Go Marching In: The Art of Handling the Pitching StaffMax Marchi2012-02-24
Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in MotionJonathan Bernhardt2012-01-13
Spinning Yarn: Who Controls How Hard the Ball is Hit?Mike Fast2011-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Junkballin'Jay Jaffe2011-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, AL West: The Year of the Pitcher... Again?Joey Matschulat2011-06-03
The BP Wayback Machine: Why The "Earned" Run Needs To GoMichael Wolverton2011-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Dandy Andy Bows OutJay Jaffe2011-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Knuckling Under, Part 2 Ben Lindbergh2010-08-19
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: NL MovesChristina Kahrl2010-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Senior CircuitryChristina Kahrl2010-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Whiffing the Pitcher, Part TwoEric Seidman2009-09-18
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Moyer at 46Joe Sheehan2009-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: The Man Who Broke PECOTA?Eric Seidman2009-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Fun With PECOTA Comparables IIISteven Goldman2009-02-20
Prospectus Q&A: Chris Hayes, Part OneRany Jazayerli2009-02-06
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Short People Got ReasonJohn Perrotto2008-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Butch WynegarDavid Laurila2008-09-21
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Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis Special: Market MayhemChristina Kahrl2007-11-28
Hope and Faith: How the Boston Red Sox Can Win the World SeriesBaseball Prospectus2007-10-29
Schrodinger's Bat: Gameday Meets the KnuckleballDan Fox2007-06-21
Doctoring The Numbers: Charlie HaegerRany Jazayerli2007-04-05
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Most ActiveJim Baker2006-01-25
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: Playing the Armchair ArbitratorNate Silver2003-02-06
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-07-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)East Coast question from the midwest. Over the second half how far will R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana fall off from their first half performances?
(wauzer from Milwaukee)
Well, I don't think Santana will throw another no-hitter. And I doubt Dickey will throw another one-hitter.

Santana has posted a 5.67 ERA in seven starts since the no-no, and batters are hitting .291/.345/.544 against him over that period. He is better than that, but I think the real concern is workload. How many more innings can he pitch after sitting out all of 2011?

As for Dickey, sometimes knuckleballers have great years. Joe Niekro in 1982. Charlie Hough in 1985. Tim Wakefield in 1995 and 2002. Dickey seems to be having one of those years, as he did in 2010, but with a much higher (and more baffling) strikeout rate. How far will he fall? On the one hand, he has allowed five runs in three of his last four starts, so maybe it's already starting. On the other, he allowed eight in his third start of the year and then went 9-0 with a 1.21 ERA over his next 11. I don't know where his pitches are headed, I don't know where his season is headed. (Geoff Young)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)After last night, I'm really hoping Wakefield has a few more years in him (so he can hold every Red Sox counting stat record besides strikeouts). Are there any recent comps besides Niekro or are we just in uncharted elderly pitcher territory? Also if you can somehow make a BP event happen here in Boston I will buy you all the beer you can drink
(Jack from Beacon Hill)
Charlie Hough? I hope he keeps it up too, he's been one of my favorites through almost all of my baseball fandom.

Not that I need to be bribed, but I'll mention this to the people upstairs, and we'll see what we can do. I will totally hold you to that bribe though, now that you've offered. (Marc Normandin)
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it a reach to expect 180 innings from Randy Johnson this year?
(Steve Culver from NY)
Probably. The list of pitchers to throw that many innings at his age is rather short (just five), and he hasn't exactly been Mr. Healthy in the recent past. Most of the pitchers to show any durability at this age were knuckleballers -- of the five seasons I just mentioned, three were by Phil Niekro, one by Charlie Hough, one by Jamie Moyer... The thing with Randy is that he's such a historical outlier, physiologically speaking, that predictions are tough to make. Niekro obviously isn't an acceptable comp. (Steven Goldman)
2008-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What should the Red Sox do with Charlie Zink and Jeff Bailey? These guys are putting up obscene numbers down in the international league, but both are past the prospect stage. Even though I fully believe that Zink at least is legit, I can understand that there are other guys in the sox system that look to have brighter careers. Can the Sox get something for these guys, or are they likely to leave as free agents?
(Rob from Brighton)
Zink's interesting, but I suspect it'll have to involve getting dealt as part of a package to a team desperately in need of a starting pitching, even though it would make sense of the Sox to look at him as an mop-up innings sponge (not that they need one) since they've already invested a roster spot in a knuckler-capable backup backstop. Heck, trade him to either Texas team, because I have to think people haven't entirely forgotten Joe Niekro or Charlie Hough.

As for Bailey, he's just the latest guy charged with keeping PawSox fans engaged. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)The old park was just fine to pitch in. Plenty of pitchers were fine there. Ryan, Fergie Jenkins, Gaylor Perry, Ron Darling, Kevin Brown, Kenny Rogers, Charlie Hough, and many others. The new park opened in 1995.
(Ira from North Texas)
Yeah, but they didn't bake any of those guys. They came in as vets (and Ron Darling left as a minor leaguer). Kevin Brown and Kenny Rogers are the only homegrown pitchers of significance in team history. Heck, I'm still waiting for Ed Correa's comeback. (Steven Goldman)


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