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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
19 4500.7 284 226 7 3192 3.34 52.6
Birth Date12-13-1942
Height6' 5"
Weight205 lbs
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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.
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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
1965 PHI MLB 7 0 12.3 7 2 10 2 .242 101 5.1 1.5 1.5 7.3 45% .156 .197 0.73 3.61 2.19 92 3.03 0.2
1966 CHN 0 60 12 182.0 147 51 148 24 .268 107 7.3 2.5 1.2 7.3 52% .240 .246 1.09 3.65 3.31 0 0.00 0.0
1966 PHI 0 1 0 2.3 3 1 2 0 .249 100 11.6 3.9 0.0 7.7 43% .333 .258 1.71 2.24 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
1967 CHN MLB 38 38 289.3 230 83 236 30 .264 107 7.2 2.6 0.9 7.3 50% .248 .240 1.08 3.28 2.80 78 2.79 6.1
1968 CHN MLB 40 40 308.0 255 65 260 26 .257 101 7.5 1.9 0.8 7.6 49% .261 .233 1.04 2.62 2.63 71 2.64 5.6
1969 CHN MLB 43 42 311.3 284 71 273 27 .261 105 8.2 2.1 0.8 7.9 53% .287 .235 1.14 2.79 3.21 64 3.35 5.3
1970 CHN MLB 40 39 313.0 265 60 274 30 .263 105 7.6 1.7 0.9 7.9 51% .263 .226 1.04 2.99 3.39 56 2.92 8.0
1971 CHN MLB 39 39 325.0 304 37 263 29 .261 106 8.4 1.0 0.8 7.3 49% .285 .233 1.05 2.47 2.77 57 2.84 6.9
1972 CHN MLB 36 36 289.3 253 62 184 32 .265 107 7.9 1.9 1.0 5.7 53% .248 .245 1.09 3.41 3.20 85 3.14 4.1
1973 CHN MLB 38 38 271.0 267 57 170 35 .257 105 8.9 1.9 1.2 5.6 47% .272 .257 1.20 3.65 3.89 86 4.02 2.7
1974 TEX MLB 41 41 328.3 286 45 225 27 .259 101 7.8 1.2 0.7 6.2 45% .259 .229 1.01 2.75 2.82 63 2.45 9.1
1975 TEX MLB 37 37 270.0 261 56 157 37 .262 101 8.7 1.9 1.2 5.2 49% .260 .256 1.17 3.90 3.93 86 3.89 3.0
1976 BOS MLB 30 29 209.0 201 43 142 20 .259 105 8.7 1.9 0.9 6.1 44% .280 .255 1.17 3.19 3.27 75 3.49 2.8
1977 BOS MLB 28 28 193.0 190 36 105 30 .260 111 8.9 1.7 1.4 4.9 46% .258 .246 1.17 4.23 3.68 92 4.02 2.6
1978 TEX MLB 34 30 249.0 228 41 157 21 .264 100 8.2 1.5 0.8 5.7 49% .270 .232 1.08 2.92 3.04 72 3.45 3.9
1979 TEX MLB 37 37 259.0 252 81 164 40 .269 99 8.8 2.8 1.4 5.7 55% .265 .263 1.29 4.48 4.07 89 4.57 1.8
1980 TEX MLB 29 29 198.0 190 52 129 22 .266 100 8.6 2.4 1.0 5.9 49% .271 .253 1.22 3.75 3.77 81 3.91 2.5
1981 TEX MLB 19 16 106.0 122 40 63 14 .253 96 10.4 3.4 1.2 5.3 56% .309 .291 1.53 4.20 4.50 101 6.16 -2.0
1982 CHN MLB 34 34 217.3 221 68 134 19 .256 105 9.2 2.8 0.8 5.5 52% .286 .259 1.33 3.66 3.15 95 4.16 2.4
1983 CHN MLB 33 29 167.3 176 46 96 19 .257 108 9.5 2.5 1.0 5.2 50% .292 .262 1.33 3.93 4.30 102 4.59 1.1
1966 TOT MLB 61 12 184.3 150 52 150 24 .268 107 7.3 2.5 1.2 7.3 51% .242 .246 1.10 3.63 3.32 79 2.87 3.9
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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
1965 PHI MLB 7 0 12.3 7 2 10 2 .242 101 5.1 1.5 1.5 7.3 45% .156 .197 0.73 3.61 2.19
1966 CHN MLB 60 12 182.0 147 51 148 24 .268 107 7.3 2.5 1.2 7.3 52% .240 .246 1.09 3.65 3.31
1966 PHI MLB 1 0 2.3 3 1 2 0 .249 100 11.6 3.9 0.0 7.7 43% .333 .258 1.71 2.24 3.86
1967 CHN MLB 38 38 289.3 230 83 236 30 .264 107 7.2 2.6 0.9 7.3 50% .248 .240 1.08 3.28 2.80
1968 CHN MLB 40 40 308.0 255 65 260 26 .257 101 7.5 1.9 0.8 7.6 49% .261 .233 1.04 2.62 2.63
1969 CHN MLB 43 42 311.3 284 71 273 27 .261 105 8.2 2.1 0.8 7.9 53% .287 .235 1.14 2.79 3.21
1970 CHN MLB 40 39 313.0 265 60 274 30 .263 105 7.6 1.7 0.9 7.9 51% .263 .226 1.04 2.99 3.39
1971 CHN MLB 39 39 325.0 304 37 263 29 .261 106 8.4 1.0 0.8 7.3 49% .285 .233 1.05 2.47 2.77
1972 CHN MLB 36 36 289.3 253 62 184 32 .265 107 7.9 1.9 1.0 5.7 53% .248 .245 1.09 3.41 3.20
1973 CHN MLB 38 38 271.0 267 57 170 35 .257 105 8.9 1.9 1.2 5.6 47% .272 .257 1.20 3.65 3.89
1974 TEX MLB 41 41 328.3 286 45 225 27 .259 101 7.8 1.2 0.7 6.2 45% .259 .229 1.01 2.75 2.82
1975 TEX MLB 37 37 270.0 261 56 157 37 .262 101 8.7 1.9 1.2 5.2 49% .260 .256 1.17 3.90 3.93
1976 BOS MLB 30 29 209.0 201 43 142 20 .259 105 8.7 1.9 0.9 6.1 44% .280 .255 1.17 3.19 3.27
1977 BOS MLB 28 28 193.0 190 36 105 30 .260 111 8.9 1.7 1.4 4.9 46% .258 .246 1.17 4.23 3.68
1978 TEX MLB 34 30 249.0 228 41 157 21 .264 100 8.2 1.5 0.8 5.7 49% .270 .232 1.08 2.92 3.04
1979 TEX MLB 37 37 259.0 252 81 164 40 .269 99 8.8 2.8 1.4 5.7 55% .265 .263 1.29 4.48 4.07
1980 TEX MLB 29 29 198.0 190 52 129 22 .266 100 8.6 2.4 1.0 5.9 49% .271 .253 1.22 3.75 3.77
1981 TEX MLB 19 16 106.0 122 40 63 14 .253 96 10.4 3.4 1.2 5.3 56% .309 .291 1.53 4.20 4.50
1982 CHN MLB 34 34 217.3 221 68 134 19 .256 105 9.2 2.8 0.8 5.5 52% .286 .259 1.33 3.66 3.15
1983 CHN MLB 33 29 167.3 176 46 96 19 .257 108 9.5 2.5 1.0 5.2 50% .292 .262 1.33 3.93 4.30

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

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In A Pickle: How To Lose Lots of One-Run GamesJason Wojciechowski2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: The Optimist's Guide to the 2016 CubsKen Funck2014-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Hall of Fame Inductees of 1990-94Doug Thorburn2014-01-10
Dollar Sign on the Muscle Excerpt: The Monte CarloKevin Kerrane2013-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: What is a Good Pitching Coach Worth?Russell A. Carleton2013-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Zeroes and OnesGeoff Young2013-01-15
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
Inside The Park: Farewell to a PhenomBradford Doolittle2012-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Morris on the Ballot, Smith to CloseJay Jaffe2011-12-30
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Golden Era Ballot for the Hall of FameJay Jaffe2011-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL East: The Curious Case of Javier VazquezMichael Jong2011-09-06
The BP Wayback Machine: Blowing ItNate Silver2011-08-25
BP Unfiltered: The Hallworthy Alomar and BlylevenJay Jaffe2011-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Dandy Andy Bows OutJay Jaffe2011-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Stat Geek Heads to CooperstownJohn Perrotto2011-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2010-12-20
One-Hoppers: The Snubbed Cub: Ron Santo (1940-2010)Jay Jaffe2010-12-03
Seidnotes: The K/BB RatioEric Seidman2010-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Jacktastic!Jay Jaffe2010-06-30
Prospectus Q&A: Eric NadelDavid Laurila2010-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Chugging Toward CooperstownJay Jaffe2010-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Tom Glavine Jay Jaffe2010-02-17
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hawk, Rock, and a Couple of ShocksJay Jaffe2010-01-07
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for PitchersJay Jaffe2010-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Caution BellsWill Carroll2009-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Next 300Jay Jaffe2009-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Breaking New GroundWill Carroll2009-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Ross GrimsleyDavid Laurila2009-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The PitchersJay Jaffe2009-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Old You're In, You're OutJoe Sheehan2008-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Having a BallJay Jaffe2008-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: TandemoniumJay Jaffe2008-02-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Unfinished BusinessJay Jaffe2008-01-31
Prospectus Hit and Run: PEDs and DiscontentJay Jaffe2008-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2008-01-03
Lies, Damned Lies: Blowing ItNate Silver2007-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Best Player in Baseball, Part TwoNate Silver2007-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Rookies and CyclesNate Silver2007-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessGrumpy Old Men: JAWS Tackles the Veterans Committee BallotJay Jaffe2007-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Signature InsignificanceJoe Sheehan2007-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The PitchersJay Jaffe2007-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Sweepers and SweepeesJim Baker2006-08-22
From The Mailbag: JAWS, Revenue Sharing, and Sandwich PicksBaseball Prospectus2005-12-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2006: Starting PitchersJay Jaffe2005-12-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Value of HorsesJim Baker2005-03-09
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Veterans Committee Ballot: JAWS Chews on the EligiblesJay Jaffe2005-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2005: The PitchersJay Jaffe2004-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2004: Analyzing the PitchersJay Jaffe2004-01-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Roy Halladay and Scott Rolen retired today, would both be voted into the Hall Of Fame?
(Sasha from China)
Nope. Blyleven is the first starter with less than 300 wins to gain entry via the BBWAA since Fergie Jenkins in 1991, so the voters aren't going to trip over themselves rushing to elect Halladay, who has less than 200 (169). Pedro Martinez will be the next non-300 winner to gain entry, I think.

As for Rolen, his lack of an MVP award or round-numbered milestone will work against him, as will the fact that so much of his value is tied up in OBP and defense that the voters aren't likely to fully appreciate it. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've got a bone to pick with Prospectus over the last few days. It seems like every day someone writes an article about how "this may seem like momentum, but it's not" or "this is just a player getting lucky, it's not a hot streak." While I realize that most people underestimate the amount of luck that goes into baseball, certainly the game is played by people, and people do get into grooves, start feeling good/bad about themselves, etc., etc.. Y'all wrote It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over and now you're going out of your way to remove narratives from baseball. What is the deal?
(James from Boston)
So you're saying that maybe we at BP are on a cold streak, one that's gonna cost us the analytical pennant? There's no panic in this locker room, and my numbers say we'll pull out of it.

Baseball is a game of streaks and slumps, and fans and media tend to attach narratives to them with particular sensitivity to the time of year in which they occur. A slump that wouldn't be thought of as more than a hiccup if it happened in early June is suddenly read as evidence of imminent collapse with an accompanying lack of moral fibre: a choke. The Cubs losing eight of nine in late August/early September prompts everyone to conjure up stories of the black cat in 1969, despite the fact that Leo Durocher is in his grave and the likes of Ron Santo and Fergie Jenkins have nothing to do with this team. The Rays losing six out of seven while the Red Sox win six out of seven is proof that the former is too young to win this thing while the latter just knows how to git-er-done... Yeesh. Might as well turn on the content hose and mail in the next half-dozen columns.

The streaks and slumps that make up a baseball season tend to cloud judgements, as though the most recent week is exponentially more important than the 20 or so which preceeded it. That's just not true unless you're talking about the final days of the season, and for the most part, teams' performances tend to even out. The narratives I tend to enjoy and employ in discussing pennant races do fascinate me, but they're narratives of a whole season or a much longer period than just a lost weekend at this point in time. (Jay Jaffe)
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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