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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 2324.3 165 87 9 2396 2.76 35.2
Birth Date12-30-1935
Height6' 2"
Weight210 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
1955 BRO 19 12 5 41.7 33.3 8.3 2 2 0 1 3 0 183 33 15 14 2 44 28 27 1 30 3.02 3.58 4.23 3.9 0.4
1956 BRO 20 16 10 58.7 49.3 9.3 2 4 0 0 3 1 261 66 37 32 10 118 29 29 0 30 4.91 4.91 5.01 2.7 0.1
1957 BRO 21 34 13 104.3 74.0 30.3 5 4 0 2 5 1 444 83 49 45 14 146 51 50 2 122 3.88 3.44 3.53 19.0 1.8
1958 LAN 22 40 26 158.7 135.0 23.7 11 11 1 2 10 2 714 132 89 79 19 224 105 99 1 131 4.48 4.42 4.62 15.0 1.5
1959 LAN 23 35 23 153.3 137.3 16.0 8 6 2 0 9 4 679 136 74 69 23 231 92 88 0 173 4.05 4.12 4.05 23.4 2.2
1960 LAN 24 37 26 175.0 159.7 15.3 8 13 1 2 11 4 753 133 83 76 20 221 100 94 1 197 3.91 3.62 4.00 19.5 2.0
1961 LAN 25 42 35 255.7 244.7 11.0 18 13 1 1 22 2 1068 212 117 100 27 336 96 90 3 269 3.52 3.09 3.83 37.3 3.5
1962 LAN 26 28 26 184.3 181.3 3.0 14 7 1 0 17 2 744 134 61 52 13 197 57 53 2 216 2.54 2.25 2.82 49.3 5.0
1963 LAN 27 40 40 311.0 311.0 0.0 25 5 0 0 31 0 1210 214 68 65 18 308 58 51 3 306 1.88 1.87 2.77 45.3 4.9
1964 LAN 28 29 28 223.0 220.0 3.0 19 5 1 0 24 1 870 154 49 43 13 222 53 48 0 223 1.74 2.22 2.80 33.3 3.5
1965 LAN 29 43 41 335.7 333.7 2.0 26 8 2 0 35 1 1297 216 90 76 26 337 71 67 5 382 2.04 2.05 2.86 58.2 6.3
1966 LAN 30 41 41 323.0 323.0 0.0 27 9 0 0 36 0 1274 241 74 62 19 346 77 73 0 317 1.73 2.19 2.95 39.6 3.9
Career3973142324.32202.3122.01658798206189497175480671320427308177691823962.762.773.36346.535.2

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
1955 BRO MLB 12 5 41.7 4.23 114 .236 .258 .317 .395 .256 .254 110 5.9 0.6 3.9 0.4
1956 BRO MLB 16 10 58.7 5.01 89 .287 .262 .320 .419 .258 .292 106 3.6 0.4 2.7 0.1
1957 BRO MLB 34 13 104.3 3.53 123 .247 .253 .306 .394 .255 .271 106 21.0 2.2 19.0 1.8
1958 LAN MLB 40 26 158.7 4.62 97 .264 .260 .321 .400 .265 .247 101 15.8 1.7 15.0 1.5
1959 LAN MLB 35 23 153.3 4.05 113 .266 .253 .314 .391 .257 .289 104 25.7 2.7 23.4 2.2
1960 LAN MLB 37 26 175.0 4.00 107 .247 .252 .311 .380 .253 .260 102 24.7 2.6 19.5 2.0
1961 LAN MLB 42 35 255.7 3.83 116 .235 .263 .320 .410 .259 .275 100 42.1 4.3 37.3 3.5
1962 LAN MLB 28 26 184.3 2.82 135 .209 .254 .316 .382 .255 .265 97 54.1 5.6 49.3 5.0
1963 LAN MLB 40 40 311.0 2.77 121 .195 .242 .297 .357 .251 .238 92 53.0 6.0 45.3 4.9
1964 LAN MLB 29 28 223.0 2.80 122 .206 .258 .310 .382 .260 .243 89 37.4 4.2 33.3 3.5
1965 LAN MLB 43 41 335.7 2.86 121 .199 .245 .303 .369 .255 .234 90 51.7 5.8 58.2 6.3
1966 LAN MLB 41 41 323.0 2.95 121 .215 .256 .308 .384 .261 .258 91 47.6 5.3 39.6 3.9

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
1955 BRO MLB 2 2 0 12 5 41.7 33 28 30 2 45% .254 7.1 6.0 0.4 6.5 1.46 3.02 3.9 0.4
1956 BRO MLB 2 4 0 16 10 58.7 66 29 30 10 32% .292 10.1 4.4 1.5 4.6 1.62 4.91 2.7 0.1
1957 BRO MLB 5 4 0 34 13 104.3 83 51 122 14 31% .271 7.2 4.4 1.2 10.5 1.28 3.88 19.0 1.8
1958 LAN MLB 11 11 1 40 26 158.7 132 105 131 19 35% .247 7.5 6.0 1.1 7.4 1.49 4.48 15.0 1.5
1959 LAN MLB 8 6 2 35 23 153.3 136 92 173 23 36% .289 8.0 5.4 1.4 10.2 1.49 4.05 23.4 2.2
1960 LAN MLB 8 13 1 37 26 175.0 133 100 197 20 36% .260 6.8 5.1 1.0 10.1 1.33 3.91 19.5 2.0
1961 LAN MLB 18 13 1 42 35 255.7 212 96 269 27 39% .275 7.5 3.4 1.0 9.5 1.20 3.52 37.3 3.5
1962 LAN MLB 14 7 1 28 26 184.3 134 57 216 13 36% .265 6.5 2.8 0.6 10.5 1.04 2.54 49.3 5.0
1963 LAN MLB 25 5 0 40 40 311.0 214 58 306 18 39% .238 6.2 1.7 0.5 8.9 0.87 1.88 45.3 4.9
1964 LAN MLB 19 5 1 29 28 223.0 154 53 223 13 37% .243 6.2 2.1 0.5 9.0 0.93 1.74 33.3 3.5
1965 LAN MLB 26 8 2 43 41 335.7 216 71 382 26 43% .234 5.8 1.9 0.7 10.2 0.86 2.04 58.2 6.3
1966 LAN MLB 27 9 0 41 41 323.0 241 77 317 19 39% .258 6.7 2.1 0.5 8.8 0.98 1.73 39.6 3.9

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
1955-07-25 1955-08-25 31 25 - Low Back Strain - -

Compensation

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for reply on my Head Tilt question. Do you have any comments about Lincecum related to head tilt?
(HeftyLefty from San Mateo)
Lincecum's head-tilt appears to be more of a blatant manipulation than a lack of functional strength. The head starts to sell out once the rotational elements kick into gear, immediately after foot strike. Sandy Koufax did the same thing, and given that Lincecum patterned his delivery after Koufax, I think that the tilt is an intentional movement designed to elevate his arm slot.

On the jukebox: Dredg, "Information" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you had to pick one guy out of these prospects who is going to underwhelm throughout his career, who would it be? Giolito, Bundy, Walker, Gausman, Syndergaard, Zimmer or Stephenson
(Adam from FL)
Forcing me to take the cynical side, eh? This is actually a really intriguing question, as the focus on prospects tends to resemble a dream state, but it is just as pertinent to ask who will fail to develop. We actually have a really strong corps of young pitchers coming up through the ranks right now, and I am relatively optimistic on all of these guys.

These guys fit a couple of categories - you have TJ survivors, a currently disabled arm, a pitcher who has been bitten in his first exposure to the show, etc. If I had to pick one to underwhelm, I guess it would have to be Giolito, but that is mostly because his perceived ceiling has grown to astronomical proportions and he will probably underwhelm unless he becomes Sandy Koufax.

On the jukebox: Pantera, "Becoming" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)You are a wizard. You are able to take the medical acumen of 2014 and transport it back to 1955. You can then use that acumen to better treat Sandy Koufax. Will his mechanics still doom him to a shortened career?
(dianagram from VORGville)
I doubt it. I think he gets a handful of extra years, even if they aren't super-elite and instead just "good". (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you could go back and give any player a completely healthy career to see what they could do with their full capabilities, who would you pick? I'm having a tough time deciding between Mickey Mantle and Eric Davis...
(Nick from Los Feliz, CA)
Hey Nick, this is another fun one. I'm tempted to say Bo Jackson because of the tools, but I don't know how complete a ballplayer he would have become even without the injury. A healthy career from Davis boggles the mind. I literally get goosebumps thinking about it. I'll go with Davis. On the pitching side, Sandy Koufax or Bret Saberhagen. (Geoff Young)
2012-03-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had a chance to get in a time machine, who would be the player you would like to watch in person?
(blazeswim from Chicago)
I've always said that I was disappointed to be just old enough to know about Mike Schmidt as an active player, but not old enough to have ever seen him play (let alone seen him when he was at his best). I'd be pretty happy to get that chance.

Looking farther back, I'd probably want to see someone like Sandy Koufax or Walter Johnson in their prime. I really want to know exactly how great those guys were, seeing as how much better they were than their competition. (Larry Granillo)
2011-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would be on your top 10 pitchers to see list: I'd put vintage Maddux, Halladay, Pedro, Clemens, and 87 Mike Scott, Gooden, Blyleven, Rivera, Henke, and Johan for people from my lifetime. I
(JT from Exhibition Stadium)
Having seen all of those guys, I'd focus on a lot on the ones that I didn't get to see. If I've included Ryan on that top 10, I'll add Sandy Koufax, Walter Johnson, Lefty Grove, Juan Marichal, Bob Gibson, Grover Alexander, Old Hoss Radbourn (just to see what the game was like then), Burleigh Grimes (need a spitballer), and because he's meant so much to me in the JAWS process, Blyleven. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Of course Halladay would get consideration. JAWS needs some sort of 'Puckett Adjustment'. If injury stops Doc tomorrow, he'll benefit from some type of 'halo effect'. Being stopped abruptly at 198 wins beats daylight out of petering out even some ways past it.
(Richie from Washington)
On what do you base that? The only starter who has gotten in with less than 200 wins and any playing time in the post-1961 expansion era is Sandy Koufax. Adjusted for context, Halladay's numbers are surprisingly similar, though he doesn't have the World Series rings. You're not going to convince me that being somewhat comparable to a once-in-50-years exception makes his election a likelihood. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin Brown got a raw deal. Agreed?
(mafrth77 from Boston)
Yes, but it's easy to see why. He was a better pitcher than any number of HOFers. There was probably THIS much difference between Brown and Sandy Koufax. Sanford, of course, was beloved and Brown... was not. (Steven Goldman)
2010-04-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the Cubs decision to move Zambrano to the pen? Does it have anything to do with his recent high pitch counts or their concerns over his long term health?
(cubfan131 from IA)
Zambrano was worked just as hard as Mark Prior and Kerry Wood at a young age. The smoking comparison works here - some people get cancer, some don't, and not all on the same timeline. I'm not sure if Zambrano's done, but right now, he's certainly paying a price. Some is simple aging - there's a lot of great pitchers who burned out quickly (Sandy Koufax, anyone?) and some is lack of adjustment. Someone on Twitter suggested using Zambrano in a Mike Marshall style role. I don't think the Cubs will even think of that, but maybe Chuck Wasserstrom will surprise us all. (Will Carroll)
2008-12-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, with all the work that has been done in sports medicine over the last 30 years, is there a player from before these advances that you look at as having a much greater career? Mine is Mantle (and Bobby Orr!) and his knees.
(Tim from DC)
Sandy Koufax? Steve Dalkowski? Joe Namath? Eric Lindros? (Will Carroll)
2008-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What specific procedure would Sandy Koufax undergo today to treat whatever was wrong with his elbow in 1966?
(Greg from Honolulu)
It was his shoulder, mostly, and no one really knows. I'd guess labrum or cuff. (Will Carroll)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneBB-Ref must not be aware that Lee was bitten by a radioactive Sandy Koufax on a routine trip to Dodgertown prior to the 2008 season. (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableRepeating myself:

Todd Helton:hitters::Sandy Koufax:pitchers.
(Joe Sheehan)