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Jim Kaat PTwins

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
25 4530.3 283 237 18 2461 3.45 38.8
Birth Date11-7-1938
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1959 WS1 20 3 2 5.0 4.0 1.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 29 7 9 7 1 11 4 4 2 2 12.60 7.86 9.19 -1.6 -0.2
1960 WS1 21 13 9 50.0 43.3 6.7 1 5 0 0 3 1 228 48 39 31 8 84 31 29 5 25 5.58 5.64 7.03 -7.9 -0.7
1961 MIN 22 36 29 200.7 187.3 13.3 9 17 0 2 18 1 865 188 105 87 12 255 82 81 11 122 3.90 3.45 5.24 15.5 2.0
1962 MIN 23 39 35 269.0 255.3 13.7 18 14 1 0 19 7 1112 243 106 94 23 354 75 70 18 173 3.14 3.38 4.51 30.3 4.4
1963 MIN 24 31 27 178.3 170.7 7.7 10 10 1 0 13 4 764 195 96 83 24 309 38 37 9 105 4.19 3.82 4.90 2.6 0.9
1964 MIN 25 36 34 243.0 241.0 2.0 17 11 1 0 21 4 1009 231 100 87 23 343 60 55 9 171 3.22 3.13 4.00 32.3 4.1
1965 MIN 26 45 42 264.3 262.3 2.0 18 11 2 0 23 1 1115 267 121 83 25 391 63 57 5 154 2.83 3.23 4.35 24.0 3.5
1966 MIN 27 41 41 304.7 304.3 0.0 25 13 0 0 28 3 1228 271 114 93 29 407 55 51 3 205 2.75 2.90 3.97 27.0 3.0
1967 MIN 28 42 38 263.3 260.0 3.3 16 13 0 1 26 0 1101 269 110 89 21 380 42 40 9 211 3.04 2.43 3.30 41.0 5.2
1968 MIN 29 30 29 208.0 205.0 3.0 14 12 0 0 19 2 854 192 78 68 16 282 40 40 3 130 2.94 2.59 3.58 8.3 0.9
1969 MIN 30 40 32 242.3 214.3 28.0 14 13 1 1 19 3 1048 252 114 94 23 362 75 60 9 139 3.49 3.49 4.15 23.4 2.2
1970 MIN 31 45 34 230.3 213.3 17.0 14 10 0 1 19 1 973 244 110 91 26 366 58 50 3 120 3.56 3.65 5.06 7.4 1.0
1971 MIN 32 39 38 260.3 260.0 0.3 13 14 0 0 24 1 1098 275 104 96 16 374 47 38 6 137 3.32 2.72 3.51 31.6 3.5
1972 MIN 33 15 15 113.3 113.3 0.0 10 2 0 0 14 0 443 94 36 26 6 133 20 18 0 64 2.06 2.36 3.46 11.7 1.4
1973 CHA 34 7 7 42.7 42.7 0.0 4 1 0 0 3 0 173 44 23 20 4 72 4 4 0 16 4.22 3.33 3.80 7.9 0.8
1973 MIN 34 29 28 181.7 175.0 6.7 11 12 0 1 13 3 778 206 101 89 26 323 39 38 4 93 4.41 4.13 5.10 4.6 0.5
1974 CHA 35 42 39 277.3 270.0 7.3 21 13 0 0 27 1 1139 263 106 90 18 364 63 60 6 142 2.92 3.14 4.02 25.1 2.5
1975 CHA 36 43 41 303.7 302.7 1.0 20 14 0 0 27 4 1279 321 121 105 20 444 77 77 9 142 3.11 3.33 4.26 24.0 2.6
1976 PHI 37 38 35 227.7 223.3 4.3 12 14 0 2 19 3 924 241 95 88 21 367 32 29 0 83 3.48 3.54 4.35 14.1 1.0
1977 PHI 38 35 27 160.3 147.7 12.7 6 11 0 0 10 0 709 211 100 96 20 337 40 34 2 55 5.39 4.45 5.09 2.9 -0.1
1978 PHI 39 26 24 140.3 133.3 7.0 8 5 0 0 13 0 586 150 67 64 9 221 32 26 5 48 4.10 3.56 4.35 9.6 0.8
1979 NYA 40 40 1 58.3 4.0 54.3 2 3 2 5 0 0 249 64 29 25 4 94 14 12 2 23 3.86 3.69 4.71 2.2 0.2
1979 PHI 40 3 1 8.3 2.3 6.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 37 9 4 4 1 19 5 3 0 2 4.32 5.57 7.09 -1.1 -0.1
1980 NYA 41 4 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 27 8 5 4 0 11 4 2 0 1 7.20 4.76 4.62 0.1 0.0
1980 SLN 41 49 14 129.7 89.7 40.0 8 7 4 1 9 0 546 140 61 55 6 193 33 22 0 36 3.82 3.55 4.92 -3.5 -0.6
1981 SLN 42 41 1 53.0 3.7 49.3 6 6 4 5 0 0 229 60 25 20 2 85 17 9 0 8 3.40 3.82 4.50 1.1 0.1
1982 SLN 43 62 2 75.0 9.0 66.0 5 3 2 6 2 0 321 79 40 34 6 124 23 14 2 35 4.08 3.85 4.61 -2.1 -0.2
1983 SLN 44 24 0 34.7 0.0 34.7 0 0 0 2 0 0 162 48 19 15 5 70 10 7 0 19 3.89 4.32 5.07 -1.4 -0.1
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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
1959 WS1 MLB 3 2 5.0 9.19 7 .366 .254 .321 .375 .252 .300 109 -1.3 -0.1 -1.6 -0.2
1960 WS1 MLB 13 9 50.0 7.03 41 .300 .253 .321 .391 .263 .252 101 -7.1 -0.8 -7.9 -0.7
1961 MIN MLB 36 29 200.7 5.24 89 .243 .255 .324 .390 .258 .276 103 8.9 0.9 15.5 2.0
1962 MIN MLB 39 35 269.0 4.51 99 .236 .253 .321 .391 .260 .267 100 22.7 2.4 30.3 4.4
1963 MIN MLB 31 27 178.3 4.90 80 .280 .243 .304 .368 .256 .291 100 1.4 0.2 2.6 0.9
1964 MIN MLB 36 34 243.0 4.00 106 .247 .243 .308 .370 .256 .279 104 24.8 2.8 32.3 4.1
1965 MIN MLB 45 42 264.3 4.35 95 .258 .240 .304 .362 .257 .279 105 15.4 1.7 24.0 3.5
1966 MIN MLB 41 41 304.7 3.97 103 .236 .241 .302 .373 .257 .259 105 21.8 2.4 27.0 3.0
1967 MIN MLB 42 38 263.3 3.30 113 .255 .236 .297 .348 .254 .303 103 37.5 4.4 41.0 5.2
1968 MIN MLB 30 29 208.0 3.58 94 .257 .232 .295 .345 .259 .265 99 8.1 1.0 8.3 0.9
1969 MIN MLB 40 32 242.3 4.15 96 .271 .239 .308 .352 .252 .286 98 13.5 1.5 23.4 2.2
1970 MIN MLB 45 34 230.3 5.06 81 .263 .249 .316 .374 .254 .285 101 -1.3 -0.1 7.4 1.0
1971 MIN MLB 39 38 260.3 3.51 112 .251 .248 .311 .361 .257 .290 103 32.1 3.7 31.6 3.5
1972 MIN MLB 15 15 113.3 3.46 104 .225 .240 .301 .336 .249 .249 103 6.8 0.8 11.7 1.4
1973 CHA MLB 7 7 42.7 3.80 118 .242 .257 .318 .369 .255 .268 107 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8
1973 MIN MLB 29 28 181.7 5.10 88 .268 .258 .322 .373 .259 .292 106 4.6 0.5 4.6 0.5
1974 CHA MLB 42 39 277.3 4.02 106 .240 .257 .317 .366 .258 .269 104 25.6 2.8 25.1 2.5
1975 CHA MLB 43 41 303.7 4.26 105 .257 .257 .320 .375 .260 .292 104 24.0 2.6 24.0 2.6
1976 PHI MLB 38 35 227.7 4.35 95 .257 .255 .314 .365 .258 .279 104 9.7 1.1 14.1 1.0
1977 PHI MLB 35 27 160.3 5.09 89 .291 .263 .323 .394 .258 .323 104 3.8 0.4 2.9 -0.1
1978 PHI MLB 26 24 140.3 4.35 96 .255 .251 .314 .368 .252 .287 104 8.1 0.9 9.6 0.8
1979 NYA MLB 40 1 58.3 4.71 95 .275 .272 .334 .409 .267 .291 95 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
1979 PHI MLB 3 1 8.3 7.09 26 .309 .254 .322 .390 .263 .276 97 -1.4 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
1980 NYA MLB 4 0 5.0 4.62 94 .375 .280 .329 .403 .267 .364 96 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
1980 SLN MLB 49 14 129.7 4.92 80 .253 .262 .318 .376 .254 .285 102 -3.5 -0.4 -3.5 -0.6
1981 SLN MLB 41 1 53.0 4.50 88 .277 .257 .311 .362 .256 .287 104 -0.2 -0.0 1.1 0.1
1982 SLN MLB 62 2 75.0 4.61 87 .273 .256 .310 .368 .250 .286 100 -0.7 -0.1 -2.1 -0.2
1983 SLN MLB 24 0 34.7 5.07 76 .315 .255 .309 .368 .250 .336 100 -1.5 -0.2 -1.4 -0.1

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
1959 WS1 MLB 0 2 0 3 2 5.0 7 4 2 1 79% .300 12.6 7.2 1.8 3.6 2.20 12.60 -1.6 -0.2
1960 WS1 MLB 1 5 0 13 9 50.0 48 31 25 8 54% .252 8.6 5.6 1.4 4.5 1.58 5.58 -7.9 -0.7
1961 MIN MLB 9 17 0 36 29 200.7 188 82 122 12 59% .276 8.4 3.7 0.5 5.5 1.35 3.90 15.5 2.0
1962 MIN MLB 18 14 1 39 35 269.0 243 75 173 23 60% .267 8.1 2.5 0.8 5.8 1.18 3.14 30.3 4.4
1963 MIN MLB 10 10 1 31 27 178.3 195 38 105 24 63% .291 9.8 1.9 1.2 5.3 1.31 4.19 2.6 0.9
1964 MIN MLB 17 11 1 36 34 243.0 231 60 171 23 55% .279 8.6 2.2 0.9 6.3 1.20 3.22 32.3 4.1
1965 MIN MLB 18 11 2 45 42 264.3 267 63 154 25 59% .279 9.1 2.1 0.9 5.2 1.25 2.83 24.0 3.5
1966 MIN MLB 25 13 0 41 41 304.7 271 55 205 29 54% .259 8.0 1.6 0.9 6.1 1.07 2.75 27.0 3.0
1967 MIN MLB 16 13 0 42 38 263.3 269 42 211 21 51% .303 9.2 1.4 0.7 7.2 1.18 3.04 41.0 5.2
1968 MIN MLB 14 12 0 30 29 208.0 192 40 130 16 53% .265 8.3 1.7 0.7 5.6 1.12 2.94 8.3 0.9
1969 MIN MLB 14 13 1 40 32 242.3 252 75 139 23 52% .286 9.4 2.8 0.9 5.2 1.35 3.49 23.4 2.2
1970 MIN MLB 14 10 0 45 34 230.3 244 58 120 26 56% .285 9.5 2.3 1.0 4.7 1.31 3.56 7.4 1.0
1971 MIN MLB 13 14 0 39 38 260.3 275 47 137 16 50% .290 9.5 1.6 0.6 4.7 1.24 3.32 31.6 3.5
1972 MIN MLB 10 2 0 15 15 113.3 94 20 64 6 55% .249 7.5 1.6 0.5 5.1 1.01 2.06 11.7 1.4
1973 CHA MLB 4 1 0 7 7 42.7 44 4 16 4 43% .268 9.3 0.8 0.8 3.4 1.12 4.22 7.9 0.8
1973 MIN MLB 11 12 0 29 28 181.7 206 39 93 26 49% .292 10.2 1.9 1.3 4.6 1.35 4.41 4.6 0.5
1974 CHA MLB 21 13 0 42 39 277.3 263 63 142 18 49% .269 8.5 2.0 0.6 4.6 1.18 2.92 25.1 2.5
1975 CHA MLB 20 14 0 43 41 303.7 321 77 142 20 49% .292 9.5 2.3 0.6 4.2 1.31 3.11 24.0 2.6
1976 PHI MLB 12 14 0 38 35 227.7 241 32 83 21 55% .279 9.5 1.3 0.8 3.3 1.20 3.48 14.1 1.0
1977 PHI MLB 6 11 0 35 27 160.3 211 40 55 20 53% .323 11.8 2.2 1.1 3.1 1.57 5.39 2.9 -0.1
1978 PHI MLB 8 5 0 26 24 140.3 150 32 48 9 47% .287 9.6 2.1 0.6 3.1 1.30 4.10 9.6 0.8
1979 PHI MLB 1 0 0 3 1 8.3 9 5 2 1 50% .276 9.7 5.4 1.1 2.2 1.68 4.32 -1.1 -0.1
1979 NYA MLB 2 3 2 40 1 58.3 64 14 23 4 51% .291 9.9 2.2 0.6 3.5 1.34 3.86 2.2 0.2
1980 NYA MLB 0 1 0 4 0 5.0 8 4 1 0 71% .364 14.4 7.2 0.0 1.8 2.40 7.20 0.1 0.0
1980 SLN MLB 8 7 4 49 14 129.7 140 33 36 6 61% .285 9.7 2.3 0.4 2.5 1.33 3.82 -3.5 -0.6
1981 SLN MLB 6 6 4 41 1 53.0 60 17 8 2 59% .287 10.2 2.9 0.3 1.4 1.45 3.40 1.1 0.1
1982 SLN MLB 5 3 2 62 2 75.0 79 23 35 6 65% .286 9.5 2.8 0.7 4.2 1.36 4.08 -2.1 -0.2
1983 SLN MLB 0 0 0 24 0 34.7 48 10 19 5 62% .336 12.5 2.6 1.3 4.9 1.67 3.89 -1.4 -0.1

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
1972-07-03 1972-10-05 94 87 Left Wrist Fracture - -
1968-04-10 1968-05-03 23 19 Left Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

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Upside By Year

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BP Articles

Jim Kaat is referenced in the following articles.

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In A Pickle: How To Lose Lots of One-Run GamesJason Wojciechowski2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessThe HOF Rule Change: What Happens After 10 Years?Mike Gianella2014-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The New Class of Shift CandidateDaniel Rathman2014-04-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: As Good as They Once Were?Jason Collette2013-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Undefeated DominicansBen Lindbergh2013-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Zeroes and OnesGeoff Young2013-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Murphy, Morris, and Using the Full 15 BallotsZachary Levine2013-01-10
The BP Wayback Machine: Firing Up the Wayback MachineKevin Goldstein2012-12-28
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Ferguson Jenkins, Tommy John, and How Some Players End Up Outside the HallAdam Sobsey2012-12-12
Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete ListBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
Prospectus Hit and Run: The Golden Era Ballot for the Hall of FameJay Jaffe2011-11-22
The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Basebrawls and Individual Performances in BasebrawlsBaseball Prospectus2011-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Stuck in the Middle with YouJay Jaffe2011-07-25
Wezen-Ball: Verducci's "Nintendo Effect"Larry Granillo2011-04-26
The BP Broadside: Thanks to Soriano, CC will Finish with 299 Career WinsSteven Goldman2011-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Blyleven in '11 and Other Tales from the BallotJay Jaffe2011-01-06
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Dick AllenBob Hertzel2010-11-23
Prospectus Hit and Run: Billy and GeorgeJay Jaffe2010-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Disasterpiece TheaterJay Jaffe2010-09-29
You Can Blog It Up: The Happy, Happy Chuck Tanner All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Don't Call it the Veterans' CommitteeJay Jaffe2010-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Jacktastic!Jay Jaffe2010-06-30
Under The Knife: Wednesday UpdateWill Carroll2010-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Left WingJoe Sheehan2009-08-19
You Could Look It Up: The Naked DraftSteven Goldman2009-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Next 300Jay Jaffe2009-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The No-Decision KingsSteven Goldman2009-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Bert BlylevenDavid Laurila2009-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Ross GrimsleyDavid Laurila2009-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Cooper's OptimismJohn Perrotto2009-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Bleeding Edge of a Whole New Hall GameJay Jaffe2008-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Winter MeetingsJohn Perrotto2008-12-09
Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings PreviewJohn Perrotto2008-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Prelude to the Great UnpluggingJay Jaffe2008-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Lightning in a Bottle, Thunder in the BronxJohn Perrotto2008-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Voting Oddities and Reinventing the Iron ManJim Baker2007-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Buehrle DilemmaJoe Sheehan2007-06-28
Prospectus Q&A: Jack McKeonDavid Laurila2007-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Hummingbirds and SlothsDan Fox2007-05-03
Who Will Rid Me of This Pestilent McCovey?: Pinch Running in the Last 50 YearsBrandon Isleib2007-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Gold Gloves in FebruaryJoe Sheehan2007-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessGrumpy Old Men: JAWS Tackles the Veterans Committee BallotJay Jaffe2007-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWorld Series Prospectus: Game Five DiarySteven Goldman2006-10-28
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Definition of InsanitySteven Goldman2006-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Annuity That Changed Baseball: Hunter v. FinleyBrent Gambill2006-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Firing Up the Wayback MachineKevin Goldstein2006-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Early ClincherJim Baker2006-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Underrating Mark BuehrleNate Silver2006-04-26
This article requires BP Premium access2006--Setting the Stage: Pack Your Bag WellJay Jaffe2006-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Most ActiveJim Baker2006-01-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The BallotJoe Sheehan2006-01-09
From The Mailbag: JAWS, Revenue Sharing, and Sandwich PicksBaseball Prospectus2005-12-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Balking At WalksJim Baker2005-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: A Look at LongevityJim Baker2005-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Trivia Manufactured While You WaitJim Baker2005-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Veterans Committee Ballot: JAWS Chews on the EligiblesJay Jaffe2005-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFrom The Mailbag: Unearned Runs, Devil Rays, and the Waiver WireBaseball Prospectus2004-04-26
2004 Internet Hall of Fame: The Results Are InNeal Traven2004-01-05
Prospectus Feature: The Yankees' Seven-Man RotationNate Silver2003-02-11
2003 Internet Hall Of Fame Results: Presented by STATLG-L and Baseball ProspectusNeal Traven2003-01-06
Prospectus Feature: 2002 STATLG-L Internet Hall of FameNeal Traven2002-12-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Jack Morris doesn't pitch Game 7 in 1991, is he even on the ballot at this point?
(RMR from Chicago)
Well, Tommy John and Jim Kaat lasted 15 years with just shy of 300 wins, and other than Blyleven, Morris has the highest win total of anyone who's been on the ballot in years, so yes, I think Morris would still be on the ballot, albeit with well below 50 percent of the vote. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, before you started JAWS who did you think were hall of fame players that you later disproved due to your analysis?
(mattseward from Cardiff, UK)
Funny you should mention that. Today I pulled my first piece on starting pitchers from my Futility Infielder blog, written back in January 2002: http://bit.ly/g5yatC

It was written prior to JAWS, prior to my learning about WARP, back when Win Shares was the newest thing. In it, I stump for Blyleven, Jim Kaat and Tommy John, and retain an open mind regarding Morris, whose Win Shares totals hadn't been published. Of those, the only one which holds up in the face of JAWS is Blyleven. (Jay Jaffe)


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