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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 682.3 34 39 39 493 3.51 4.4
Birth Date8-22-1972
Height6' 2"
Weight200 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
1997 CLE 24 20 1 26.3 1.7 24.7 3 1 0 3 0 0 130 42 19 17 6 67 13 12 1 17 5.81 6.41 6.39 -2.1 -0.2
1997 MON 24 26 0 26.3 0.0 26.3 1 3 0 3 0 0 118 31 18 18 4 49 10 7 1 20 6.15 4.78 5.80 -1.6 -0.1
1998 MON 25 78 0 71.7 0.0 71.7 3 6 1 2 0 0 319 62 25 22 4 91 41 34 3 76 2.76 3.51 4.13 4.8 0.5
1999 MON 26 82 0 69.7 0.0 69.7 7 4 0 8 0 0 297 56 32 29 8 92 33 27 3 69 3.75 4.14 4.83 5.1 0.7
2000 MON 27 83 0 82.3 0.0 82.3 1 5 14 6 0 0 349 88 36 32 8 133 27 25 3 64 3.50 3.86 4.97 4.1 0.4
2001 SLN 28 89 0 75.0 0.0 75.0 3 3 9 6 0 0 303 53 16 15 3 77 29 22 4 54 1.80 3.41 3.77 11.2 1.1
2002 SLN 29 66 0 58.3 0.0 58.3 2 1 6 5 0 0 241 54 23 22 3 75 21 19 1 41 3.39 3.27 3.62 8.0 0.8
2003 SLN 30 78 0 63.7 0.0 63.7 5 5 3 7 0 0 274 56 29 27 5 88 30 25 3 31 3.82 4.58 5.56 1.4 0.3
2004 SLN 31 67 0 50.3 0.0 50.3 2 2 3 2 0 0 202 37 12 10 3 52 17 13 4 35 1.79 3.59 4.38 6.7 0.7
2005 BAL 32 67 0 61.0 0.0 61.0 2 4 0 6 0 0 264 59 34 29 11 100 30 25 0 36 4.28 5.69 5.55 1.1 0.1
2006 SFN 33 72 0 51.7 0.0 51.7 4 3 1 1 0 0 227 53 24 21 3 76 26 23 1 33 3.66 4.15 4.79 0.1 0.0
2007 SFN 34 68 0 46.0 0.0 46.0 1 2 2 4 0 0 216 58 25 24 2 75 18 15 2 17 4.70 4.31 4.87 2.3 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
1993 WTT A- 13 13 79.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 BNC Rk 2 1 7.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CGA A 28 28 185.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CAN AA 14 14 89.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CAN AA 25 24 146.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CLE MLB 20 1 26.3 6.39 68 .333 .274 .344 .434 .268 .387 97 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
1997 MON MLB 26 0 26.3 5.80 72 .284 .267 .338 .418 .267 .329 98 -1.4 -0.1 -1.6 -0.1
1997 BUF AAA 20 4 51.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MON MLB 78 0 71.7 4.13 102 .248 .262 .333 .405 .260 .297 91 5.0 0.5 4.8 0.5
1998 OTT AAA 2 0 2.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 MON MLB 82 0 69.7 4.83 104 .233 .273 .349 .445 .267 .261 101 4.2 0.4 5.1 0.7
2000 MON MLB 83 0 82.3 4.97 99 .247 .271 .344 .442 .262 .324 97 4.9 0.5 4.1 0.4
2001 SLN MLB 89 0 75.0 3.77 121 .210 .271 .342 .451 .269 .235 100 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.1
2002 SLN MLB 66 0 58.3 3.62 119 .238 .260 .331 .417 .261 .291 99 8.4 0.9 8.0 0.8
2002 PEO A 2 1 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 NHV AA 1 1 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SLN MLB 78 0 63.7 5.56 82 .245 .265 .338 .425 .263 .249 101 -0.6 -0.1 1.4 0.3
2004 SLN MLB 67 0 50.3 4.38 101 .208 .271 .341 .443 .271 .238 94 4.7 0.5 6.7 0.7
2005 BAL MLB 67 0 61.0 5.55 85 .268 .264 .329 .421 .261 .257 102 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2006 SFN MLB 72 0 51.7 4.79 91 .275 .272 .341 .437 .269 .305 90 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2007 SFN MLB 68 0 46.0 4.87 97 .282 .264 .339 .425 .261 .316 98 2.0 0.2 2.3 0.1
2008 LEH AAA 20 0 22.7 4.20 95 .293 .270 .341 .425 .270 .329 89 2.0 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
1993 BNC Rk 1 1 0 2 1 7.3 11 2 4 0 0% .000 13.6 2.5 0.0 4.9 1.78 4.93 0.0 0.0
1993 WTT A- 5 4 0 13 13 79.0 77 12 45 3 0% .000 8.8 1.4 0.3 5.1 1.13 3.19 0.0 0.0
1994 CGA A 18 5 0 28 28 185.7 175 36 174 14 0% .000 8.5 1.7 0.7 8.4 1.14 3.00 0.0 0.0
1995 CAN AA 2 3 0 14 14 89.3 86 30 45 6 0% .000 8.7 3.0 0.6 4.5 1.30 2.42 0.0 0.0
1996 CAN AA 8 12 0 25 24 146.7 168 55 107 16 0% .000 10.3 3.4 1.0 6.6 1.52 5.46 0.0 0.0
1997 CLE MLB 3 1 0 20 1 26.3 42 13 17 6 48% .387 14.4 4.4 2.1 5.8 2.09 5.81 -2.1 -0.2
1997 MON MLB 1 3 0 26 0 26.3 31 10 20 4 56% .329 10.6 3.4 1.4 6.8 1.56 6.15 -1.6 -0.1
1997 BUF AAA 3 3 1 20 4 51.3 53 13 41 4 0% .310 9.3 2.3 0.7 7.2 1.29 4.04 0.0 0.0
1998 MON MLB 3 6 1 78 0 71.7 62 41 76 4 55% .297 7.8 5.1 0.5 9.5 1.44 2.76 4.8 0.5
1998 OTT AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.7 1 0 1 0 0% .000 3.3 0.0 0.0 3.3 0.37 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 MON MLB 7 4 0 82 0 69.7 56 33 69 8 57% .261 7.2 4.3 1.0 8.9 1.28 3.75 5.1 0.7
2000 MON MLB 1 5 14 83 0 82.3 88 27 64 8 61% .324 9.6 3.0 0.9 7.0 1.40 3.50 4.1 0.4
2001 SLN MLB 3 3 9 89 0 75.0 53 29 54 3 56% .235 6.4 3.5 0.4 6.5 1.09 1.80 11.2 1.1
2002 SLN MLB 2 1 6 66 0 58.3 54 21 41 3 56% .291 8.3 3.2 0.5 6.3 1.29 3.39 8.0 0.8
2002 PEO A 0 0 0 2 1 2.3 1 1 5 0 0% .250 3.9 3.9 0.0 19.6 0.87 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 NHV AA 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 0 1 2 0 0% .000 0.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 0.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 SLN MLB 5 5 3 78 0 63.7 56 30 31 5 51% .249 7.9 4.2 0.7 4.4 1.35 3.82 1.4 0.3
2004 SLN MLB 2 2 3 67 0 50.3 37 17 35 3 58% .238 6.6 3.0 0.5 6.3 1.07 1.79 6.7 0.7
2005 BAL MLB 2 4 0 67 0 61.0 59 30 36 11 57% .257 8.7 4.4 1.6 5.3 1.46 4.28 1.1 0.1
2006 SFN MLB 4 3 1 72 0 51.7 53 26 33 3 49% .305 9.2 4.5 0.5 5.7 1.53 3.66 0.1 0.0
2007 SFN MLB 1 2 2 68 0 46.0 58 18 17 2 51% .316 11.3 3.5 0.4 3.3 1.65 4.70 2.3 0.1
2008 LEH AAA 0 2 1 20 0 22.7 28 8 16 3 53% .329 11.1 3.2 1.2 6.3 1.59 5.15 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
2004-08-28 2004-10-28 15-DL 61 34 Left Groin Strain -
2002-04-29 2002-05-31 15-DL 32 28 Left Upper Arm Strain Triceps -
1999-04-11 1999-04-26 15-DL 15 11 Left Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 SFN $1,750,000
2007 SFN $1,750,000
2006 SFN $3,000,000
2005 BAL $2,500,000
2004 SLN $1,700,000
2003 SLN $1,800,000
2002 SLN $1,200,000
2001 SLN $750,000
2000 MON $355,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$14,805,000
9 yrTotal$14,805,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 115 d2 yr/$3.5M (07-08)

Details
  • released 4/4/08 designated for assignment 3/30/08 re-signed as a free agent 12/06, 2 year/$3.5M (07-08), 07:$1.75M, 08:$1.75M
  • $0.1M assignment bonus with each trade
  • club will not offer arbitration after 08
  • award bonus:$0.1M MVP, $50K each All-Star,LCSMVP, $75K WSMVP
  • acquired in trade from BAL 12/05 (SF also pd BAL c$0.9M in deal)
  • signed as a free agent from STL 12/04, 2 year/$5.5M (05-06), 05:$2.5M, 06:$3M
  • re-signed as a free agent 12/03, 1 year/$1.7M (04)

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Steve Kline threw 288 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2008, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Sinker (86mph) and Slider (78mph).