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Jimmy Key PBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
15 2591.7 186 117 10 1538 3.51 30.5
Birth Date4-22-1961
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
BatsR
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
1984 TOR 23 63 0 62.0 0.0 62.0 4 5 10 11 0 0 285 70 37 32 8 109 32 24 1 44 4.65 4.60 5.54 -3.0 -0.3
1985 TOR 24 35 32 212.7 206.3 6.3 14 6 0 1 18 2 856 188 77 71 22 305 50 49 2 85 3.00 4.02 4.74 13.6 1.4
1986 TOR 25 36 35 232.0 231.7 0.3 14 11 0 0 22 3 959 222 98 92 24 349 74 73 3 141 3.57 3.92 4.69 22.6 2.4
1987 TOR 26 36 36 261.0 261.0 0.0 17 8 0 0 27 1 1033 210 93 80 24 327 66 60 2 161 2.76 3.62 4.39 35.4 3.5
1988 TOR 27 21 21 131.3 131.3 0.0 12 5 0 0 13 0 551 127 55 48 13 196 30 28 5 65 3.29 3.92 4.73 7.3 0.8
1989 TOR 28 33 33 216.0 216.0 0.0 13 14 0 0 17 2 886 226 99 93 18 348 27 25 3 118 3.88 3.26 3.81 28.5 3.1
1990 TOR 29 27 27 154.7 154.7 0.0 13 7 0 0 14 1 636 169 79 73 20 264 22 20 1 88 4.25 3.80 4.65 14.2 1.5
1991 TOR 30 33 33 209.3 209.3 0.0 16 12 0 0 21 1 877 207 84 71 12 283 44 41 3 125 3.05 3.13 3.84 35.1 3.7
1992 TOR 31 33 33 216.7 216.7 0.0 13 13 0 0 21 3 900 205 88 85 24 324 59 59 4 117 3.53 4.02 4.33 20.6 2.3
1993 NYA 32 34 34 236.7 236.7 0.0 18 6 0 0 25 3 948 219 84 79 26 340 43 42 1 173 3.00 3.53 4.03 38.6 3.9
1994 NYA 33 25 25 168.0 168.0 0.0 17 4 0 0 18 1 710 177 68 61 10 243 52 52 3 97 3.27 3.80 4.49 31.9 3.1
1995 NYA 34 5 5 30.3 30.3 0.0 1 2 0 0 2 0 134 40 20 19 3 62 6 5 0 14 5.64 4.10 5.38 2.7 0.3
1996 NYA 35 30 30 169.3 169.3 0.0 12 11 0 0 13 1 715 171 93 88 21 276 58 57 2 116 4.68 4.55 5.49 21.4 2.0
1997 BAL 36 34 34 212.3 212.3 0.0 16 10 0 0 19 0 902 210 90 81 24 320 82 81 5 141 3.43 4.52 5.25 10.5 1.3
1998 BAL 37 25 11 79.3 65.0 14.3 6 3 0 1 7 0 327 77 39 37 5 119 23 23 3 53 4.20 3.69 4.13 15.6 1.5
Career4703892591.72508.783.01861171013237181071925181104101025438656686393815383.513.844.52294.930.5

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 FLO A 9 9 58.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 MED Rk 5 5 31.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 KNX AA 14 14 101.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 SYR AAA 16 15 89.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 TOR MLB 63 0 62.0 5.54 72 .296 .261 .324 .393 .265 .310 97 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
1985 TOR MLB 35 32 212.7 4.74 95 .241 .261 .325 .403 .267 .238 98 13.6 1.4 13.6 1.4
1986 TOR MLB 36 35 232.0 4.69 100 .252 .264 .328 .409 .267 .276 101 22.6 2.4 22.6 2.4
1987 TOR MLB 36 36 261.0 4.39 110 .220 .260 .326 .415 .260 .238 99 35.4 3.5 35.4 3.5
1988 TOR MLB 21 21 131.3 4.73 94 .255 .259 .321 .391 .267 .260 101 7.3 0.8 7.3 0.8
1988 DUN A+ 4 4 21.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 TOR MLB 33 33 216.0 3.81 108 .262 .259 .319 .378 .263 .289 96 28.5 3.1 28.5 3.1
1990 TOR MLB 27 27 154.7 4.65 97 .257 .256 .324 .387 .260 .295 104 14.2 1.5 14.2 1.5
1990 DUN A+ 3 3 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 TOR MLB 33 33 209.3 3.84 115 .241 .256 .321 .381 .260 .281 100 35.1 3.7 35.1 3.7
1992 TOR MLB 33 33 216.7 4.33 101 .255 .259 .324 .383 .264 .260 101 20.6 2.3 20.6 2.3
1993 NYA MLB 34 34 236.7 4.03 115 .230 .265 .333 .406 .262 .274 99 38.6 3.9 38.6 3.9
1994 NYA MLB 25 25 168.0 4.49 117 .236 .272 .339 .434 .265 .305 103 31.9 3.1 31.9 3.1
1995 NYA MLB 5 5 30.3 5.38 98 .275 .265 .335 .424 .262 .333 103 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
1996 NYA MLB 30 30 169.3 5.49 100 .253 .272 .342 .435 .264 .290 101 21.4 2.0 21.4 2.0
1996 TAM A+ 2 2 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 BAL MLB 34 34 212.3 5.25 89 .255 .269 .337 .425 .263 .286 95 11.1 1.1 10.5 1.3
1998 BAL MLB 25 11 79.3 4.13 115 .239 .265 .330 .410 .258 .296 96 15.6 1.5 15.6 1.5
1998 FRD A+ 1 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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 MED Rk 2 1 0 5 5 31.3 27 10 25 0 0% .000 7.8 2.9 0.0 7.2 1.18 2.30 0.0 0.0
1982 FLO A 5 2 0 9 9 58.0 59 18 49 10 0% .000 9.2 2.8 1.6 7.6 1.33 3.72 0.0 0.0
1983 KNX AA 6 5 0 14 14 101.0 86 40 57 4 0% .000 7.7 3.6 0.4 5.1 1.25 2.85 0.0 0.0
1983 SYR AAA 4 8 0 16 15 89.3 87 33 71 14 0% .000 8.8 3.3 1.4 7.2 1.34 4.13 0.0 0.0
1984 TOR MLB 4 5 10 63 0 62.0 70 32 44 8 58% .310 10.2 4.6 1.2 6.4 1.65 4.65 -3.0 -0.3
1985 TOR MLB 14 6 0 35 32 212.7 188 50 85 22 58% .238 8.0 2.1 0.9 3.6 1.12 3.00 13.6 1.4
1986 TOR MLB 14 11 0 36 35 232.0 222 74 141 24 46% .276 8.6 2.9 0.9 5.5 1.28 3.57 22.6 2.4
1987 TOR MLB 17 8 0 36 36 261.0 210 66 161 24 60% .238 7.2 2.3 0.8 5.6 1.06 2.76 35.4 3.5
1988 DUN A+ 2 0 0 4 4 21.3 15 1 11 0 0% .000 6.3 0.4 0.0 4.6 0.75 0.00 0.0 0.0
1988 TOR MLB 12 5 0 21 21 131.3 127 30 65 13 45% .260 8.7 2.1 0.9 4.5 1.20 3.29 7.3 0.8
1989 TOR MLB 13 14 0 33 33 216.0 226 27 118 18 44% .289 9.4 1.1 0.8 4.9 1.17 3.88 28.5 3.1
1990 TOR MLB 13 7 0 27 27 154.7 169 22 88 20 42% .295 9.8 1.3 1.2 5.1 1.23 4.25 14.2 1.5
1990 DUN A+ 2 0 0 3 3 18.0 21 3 14 0 0% .000 10.5 1.5 0.0 7.0 1.33 2.50 0.0 0.0
1991 TOR MLB 16 12 0 33 33 209.3 207 44 125 12 44% .281 8.9 1.9 0.5 5.4 1.20 3.05 35.1 3.7
1992 TOR MLB 13 13 0 33 33 216.7 205 59 117 24 44% .260 8.5 2.5 1.0 4.9 1.22 3.53 20.6 2.3
1993 NYA MLB 18 6 0 34 34 236.7 219 43 173 26 52% .274 8.3 1.6 1.0 6.6 1.11 3.00 38.6 3.9
1994 NYA MLB 17 4 0 25 25 168.0 177 52 97 10 52% .305 9.5 2.8 0.5 5.2 1.36 3.27 31.9 3.1
1995 NYA MLB 1 2 0 5 5 30.3 40 6 14 3 36% .333 11.9 1.8 0.9 4.2 1.52 5.64 2.7 0.3
1996 NYA MLB 12 11 0 30 30 169.3 171 58 116 21 45% .290 9.1 3.1 1.1 6.2 1.35 4.68 21.4 2.0
1996 TAM A+ 0 0 0 2 2 13.0 10 1 11 1 0% .000 6.9 0.7 0.7 7.6 0.85 2.77 0.0 0.0
1997 BAL MLB 16 10 0 34 34 212.3 210 82 141 24 47% .286 8.9 3.5 1.0 6.0 1.38 3.43 10.5 1.3
1998 BAL MLB 6 3 0 25 11 79.3 77 23 53 5 38% .296 8.7 2.6 0.6 6.0 1.26 4.20 15.6 1.5
1998 FRD A+ 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 4 2 6 2 0% .000 6.0 3.0 3.0 9.0 1.00 3.00 0.0 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
1998-05-21 1998-07-30 60-DL 70 62 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
1996-06-11 1996-06-26 15-DL 15 15 - Not Disclosed - -
1996-05-16 1996-05-31 15-DL 15 12 - Not Disclosed - -
1995-05-17 1995-10-02 60-DL 138 127 Left Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff 1995-07-05 -
1990-05-23 1990-06-22 15-DL 30 27 - Not Disclosed - -
1989-10-24 1989-10-24 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear 1989-10-24 -
1989-08-04 1989-08-19 15-DL 15 14 Left Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff - -
1988-04-15 1988-06-29 75 68 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 1988-05-04 -

Compensation

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: Not All Stars Are All-StarsJason Wojciechowski2013-02-14
The BP Wayback Machine: The Showalter GambitSteven Goldman2012-09-14
The BP Wayback Machine: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1Steven Goldman2012-07-27
Between The Numbers: The Prorating GameColin Wyers2012-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Keltner All-Stars, Part IIJay Jaffe2012-01-16
Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in MotionJonathan Bernhardt2012-01-13
Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Mariano RiveraLarry Granillo2011-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Catch a Falling StarlinSteven Goldman2011-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Rays' Golden OpportunityKevin Goldstein2011-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Marvin Miller and Pat GillickJay Jaffe2010-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Jerry Howarth, Part IIDavid Laurila2010-11-03
Prospectus Q&A: Jerry Howarth, Part IDavid Laurila2010-11-02
World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2010-10-27
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Showalter GambitSteven Goldman2010-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: He Should Have Picked LeeSteven Goldman2009-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Left WingJoe Sheehan2009-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Trade Deadline ImpactJeff Erickson2007-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Tiger RelevanceJim Baker2006-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Tales from PECOTASteven Goldman2006-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Those Sinister DuosJim Baker2006-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPell Mel: Evaluating the Departed Yankee Pitching CoachJay Jaffe2005-10-21
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysDavid Kirsch2005-05-06
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue JaysDavid Kirsch2005-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1Steven Goldman2004-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2004: Analyzing the PitchersJay Jaffe2004-01-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsWill Carroll2003-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsLee Sinins2003-04-16
The Grand Experiment: Converting Graves and Kim to StartersNate Silver2003-03-12
2003 Internet Hall Of Fame Results: Presented by STATLG-L and Baseball ProspectusNeal Traven2003-01-06
Playoff Prospectus: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis CardinalsGary Huckabay2002-10-01
1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Love your writing, Christina -- you're the reason I started subscribing to BP last year! Rauch aside, it seems like the trade price for relievers it too damn high while the return is too damn variable. Why don't you see more teams trying to convert their best pitching prospects into half-season relievers (i.e., Chamberlain and Masterson)? Or are a lot of them doing it and I'm just too far on the East Coast to notice it?
(Dan from (Newton, MA))
Thank you Dan, I'll hope to live up to that commitment. It can be too high, yes, and yes, I'd like to see more in-season conversions of that type. Steven would tell you a Stengel story about how Casey would pick his best arms and run with, but so too would Earl Weaver, or Bobby Cox (take a look at Jimmy Key's rookie season) or Gene Mauch (ditto, but with Chuck Finley). The more you let yourself get zombified by our contemporary fixation on role-playing, the more you become the creature of that habit. (Christina Kahrl)


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