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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 1050 70 70 159 524 3.30 2.1
Birth Date12-21-1960
Height6' 1"
Weight175 lbs
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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
1985 NYN 24 62 2 127.3 10.3 117.0 6 5 17 8 0 0 516 108 43 40 9 156 37 29 1 70 2.83 3.33 4.99 -4.0 -0.3
1986 NYN 25 75 0 128.0 0.0 128.0 14 9 22 6 0 0 524 107 48 43 4 139 42 37 3 65 3.02 3.19 5.03 -0.2 0.2
1987 NYN 26 56 0 88.7 0.0 88.7 7 5 25 7 0 0 384 95 41 41 7 126 28 24 2 32 4.16 4.19 5.74 -6.0 -0.6
1988 NYN 27 62 0 89.0 0.0 89.0 5 5 16 4 0 0 378 80 31 26 1 95 31 24 3 46 2.63 2.97 4.12 3.9 0.7
1989 NYN 28 25 0 35.3 0.0 35.3 1 5 4 2 0 0 156 34 21 13 1 44 16 13 2 15 3.31 3.71 4.97 -0.1 0.1
1989 PHI 28 44 0 56.7 0.0 56.7 3 3 19 4 0 0 231 45 15 7 2 59 22 17 1 32 1.11 3.21 4.33 1.5 0.2
1990 PHI 29 72 0 86.3 0.0 86.3 6 8 22 7 0 0 373 92 41 37 2 117 35 26 2 39 3.86 3.49 4.92 0.7 0.4
1991 LAN 30 33 0 42.3 0.0 42.3 6 3 7 2 0 0 174 39 12 12 3 58 16 8 0 22 2.55 3.81 4.55 0.3 0.0
1991 PHI 30 38 0 59.0 0.0 59.0 3 6 3 3 0 0 271 61 28 21 1 78 32 20 2 28 3.20 3.79 4.63 -0.0 0.2
1992 LAN 31 65 0 83.7 0.0 83.7 6 10 14 8 0 0 393 103 46 38 3 126 42 29 1 50 4.09 3.59 3.86 8.4 1.1
1993 LAN 32 54 0 68.0 0.0 68.0 5 3 2 2 0 0 300 76 32 17 2 95 30 20 2 27 2.25 3.98 5.06 0.7 0.4
1994 LAN 33 32 0 41.3 0.0 41.3 0 3 0 1 0 0 193 50 25 24 3 71 22 16 1 29 5.23 4.28 4.92 0.7 0.1
1995 TEX 34 64 0 85.0 0.0 85.0 7 4 4 4 0 0 362 86 39 38 5 116 34 27 6 49 4.02 4.16 5.47 4.0 0.4
1996 BAL 35 41 0 59.3 0.0 59.3 1 1 4 2 0 0 262 69 32 28 7 99 23 22 2 20 4.25 5.37 7.60 -8.8 -0.8
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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
1982 SHL A 12 11 71.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 LYN A+ 4 4 29.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 CCH AA 27 26 172.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 CCH AA 3 2 7.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 NYN MLB 62 2 127.3 4.99 68 .233 .256 .319 .377 .254 .248 93 -6.1 -0.6 -4.0 -0.3
1986 NYN MLB 75 0 128.0 5.03 75 .220 .259 .326 .388 .259 .251 96 -3.7 -0.4 -0.2 0.2
1987 NYN MLB 56 0 88.7 5.74 66 .255 .266 .332 .411 .261 .279 95 -7.6 -0.8 -6.0 -0.6
1988 NYN MLB 62 0 89.0 4.12 88 .241 .254 .313 .371 .255 .266 95 1.6 0.2 3.9 0.7
1989 NYN MLB 25 0 35.3 4.97 73 .257 .254 .314 .376 .258 .270 99 -1.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.1
1989 PHI MLB 44 0 56.7 4.33 90 .219 .246 .314 .361 .257 .247 100 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
1990 PHI MLB 72 0 86.3 4.92 82 .266 .259 .323 .384 .262 .305 99 -1.1 -0.1 0.7 0.4
1991 LAN MLB 33 0 42.3 4.55 88 .243 .258 .324 .389 .263 .271 98 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
1991 PHI MLB 38 0 59.0 4.63 86 .269 .253 .321 .375 .259 .288 99 0.5 0.0 -0.0 0.2
1992 LAN MLB 65 0 83.7 3.86 99 .293 .253 .313 .368 .254 .337 99 7.6 0.8 8.4 1.1
1993 LAN MLB 54 0 68.0 5.06 86 .270 .268 .328 .406 .261 .310 98 0.4 0.0 0.7 0.4
1994 LAN MLB 32 0 41.3 4.92 89 .293 .264 .324 .410 .253 .341 95 -0.0 -0.0 0.7 0.1
1995 TEX MLB 64 0 85.0 5.47 94 .249 .268 .340 .429 .266 .302 101 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
1996 BAL MLB 41 0 59.3 7.60 56 .265 .276 .347 .452 .269 .295 98 -8.8 -0.8 -8.8 -0.8

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
1982 SHL A 6 4 0 12 11 71.3 61 30 40 1 0% .000 7.7 3.8 0.1 5.0 1.28 3.28 0.0 0.0
1982 LYN A+ 2 0 0 4 4 29.3 26 11 23 0 0% .000 8.0 3.4 0.0 7.1 1.26 2.15 0.0 0.0
1983 CCH AA 11 12 0 27 26 172.3 203 71 115 10 0% .000 10.6 3.7 0.5 6.0 1.59 4.86 0.0 0.0
1984 CCH AA 0 0 0 3 2 7.3 9 1 8 0 0% .000 11.1 1.2 0.0 9.9 1.37 3.70 0.0 0.0
1985 NYN MLB 6 5 17 62 2 127.3 108 37 70 9 74% .248 7.6 2.6 0.6 4.9 1.14 2.83 -4.0 -0.3
1986 NYN MLB 14 9 22 75 0 128.0 107 42 65 4 71% .251 7.5 3.0 0.3 4.6 1.16 3.02 -0.2 0.2
1987 NYN MLB 7 5 25 56 0 88.7 95 28 32 7 66% .279 9.6 2.8 0.7 3.2 1.39 4.16 -6.0 -0.6
1988 NYN MLB 5 5 16 62 0 89.0 80 31 46 1 64% .266 8.1 3.1 0.1 4.7 1.25 2.63 3.9 0.7
1989 PHI MLB 3 3 19 44 0 56.7 45 22 32 2 69% .247 7.1 3.5 0.3 5.1 1.18 1.11 1.5 0.2
1989 NYN MLB 1 5 4 25 0 35.3 34 16 15 1 66% .270 8.7 4.1 0.3 3.8 1.42 3.31 -0.1 0.1
1990 PHI MLB 6 8 22 72 0 86.3 92 35 39 2 67% .305 9.6 3.6 0.2 4.1 1.47 3.86 0.7 0.4
1991 PHI MLB 3 6 3 38 0 59.0 61 32 28 1 66% .288 9.3 4.9 0.2 4.3 1.58 3.20 -0.0 0.2
1991 LAN MLB 6 3 7 33 0 42.3 39 16 22 3 66% .271 8.3 3.4 0.6 4.7 1.30 2.55 0.3 0.0
1992 LAN MLB 6 10 14 65 0 83.7 103 42 50 3 64% .337 11.1 4.5 0.3 5.4 1.73 4.09 8.4 1.1
1993 LAN MLB 5 3 2 54 0 68.0 76 30 27 2 64% .310 10.1 4.0 0.3 3.6 1.56 2.25 0.7 0.4
1994 LAN MLB 0 3 0 32 0 41.3 50 22 29 3 64% .341 10.9 4.8 0.7 6.3 1.74 5.23 0.7 0.1
1995 TEX MLB 7 4 4 64 0 85.0 86 34 49 5 61% .302 9.1 3.6 0.5 5.2 1.41 4.02 4.0 0.4
1996 BAL MLB 1 1 4 41 0 59.3 69 23 20 7 64% .295 10.5 3.5 1.1 3.0 1.55 4.25 -8.8 -0.8

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
1996-08-15 1996-10-14 60-DL 60 44 - Not Disclosed - -
1996-07-12 1996-08-03 15-DL 22 21 - Not Disclosed - -
1991-07-01 1991-07-23 15-DL 22 17 - Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1987-04-07 1987-05-14 15-DL 37 31 - Surgery Hernia - -

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Chisenhall Messes With TexasChris Mosch2014-06-10
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part TwoAllan Simpson2014-06-09
The Lineup Card: 8 Memorable Manager Decisions in the PlayoffsBaseball Prospectus2013-10-09
Baseball ProGUESTus: Surviving Professional Baseball in the Steroid EraEric Knott2013-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: They Took Their TurnGeoff Young2013-02-04
Scouting the Draft: Baseball Prospectus Travels to JupiterJason Parks2012-11-02
Scouting the Draft: Baseball Prospectus Travels to JupiterDan Evans2012-11-02
Scouting the Draft: Baseball Prospectus Travels to JupiterJoe Hamrahi2012-11-02
Scouting the Draft: Baseball Prospectus Travels to JupiterNick J. Faleris2012-11-02
Pebble Hunting: The One They MissedSam Miller2012-05-14
The BP Broadside: The Kid's Biggest MomentSteven Goldman2012-02-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPreseason Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 2/16/12Mike Petriello2012-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: If You Found Daniel Murphy Under Your Bed, Would You Pull Him Out or Put Him Back?Steven Goldman2011-08-08
Painting the Black: Profiling the Nats' New SkipperR.J. Anderson2011-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The Rays Shine AgainJohn Perrotto2011-05-13
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 5/3John Perrotto2011-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Where Were YouJay Jaffe2011-05-03
The Week in Quotes: April 25-May 1Alex Carnevale2011-05-02
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 4/30John Perrotto2011-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: They Might Not Be GiantsJohn Perrotto2011-04-29
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 4/28John Perrotto2011-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Ninth-Inning NewbiesJohn Perrotto2011-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Rays' Golden OpportunityKevin Goldstein2011-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 2Steven Goldman2010-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mid-Week UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Why Not Two Pitchers?Russell A. Carleton2010-02-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL ActionChristina Kahrl2009-12-15
The Week in Quotes: November 23-29Alex Carnevale2009-11-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Brian McCannDavid Laurila2009-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The Wrist Bone's Connected to the...Will Carroll2008-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Too Many PitchersWill Carroll2008-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: DregsJohn Perrotto2007-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Mill: Thursday UpdateBaseball Prospectus2007-07-26
Prospectus Matchups: Nobody Knows AnythingJim Baker2006-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 28-May 1Christina Kahrl2006-05-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Atlanta BravesMichael Groopman2006-03-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Atlanta BravesWill Carroll2006-03-14
The Class of 2004: Analyzing the HittersJay Jaffe2004-01-06


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank these pitching coaches and managers in order of who would be most likely to get a strikeout if they had to pitch in a game today: Roger McDowell, John Farrell, Bud Black, Dave Righetti, Mike Harkey and Chris Bosio
(ChoppertoChipper from Edmonton)
Rags, McDowell, Black, Harkey, Farrell, and Bosio (Paul Sporer)
2012-09-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, Dan. Please regale us with an anecdote about the Dodger prospect who most-pleasantly surprised you during your tenure. Thanks!
(Cord Bird from Hollywood)
Hello, Cord Bird from Hollywood, and thanks for the question. You're likely not doing much during this weekend's Carmageddon. My favorite one was a call from current Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell, who I had known for a few years and brought into the Dodger organization when I was hired. He was at our South Georgia affiliate and called me in mid-May one year and said that the transition of outfielder Edwin Jackson was going way better than expected, and said that he would be a really good big league pitcher quickly. I had seen Edwin in the spring and liked his athleticism, but it all came together so quickly. It was great to have someone with such a good feel for the big league game to make that call and let me know. Roger has turned out to be a great pitching coach, and I am thrilled for him. (Dan Evans)
2011-08-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)What are you drinking? Aroyds Vizacaino . . . special talent, yes?
(Dianagram from Scrabble Central)
I'm drinking a Dasani lemon flavored water that was leftover from our draft room. It's not ideal, but it was free and it's got 0 calories.

Vizcaino is a special talent. I did an interview with the amazing Kevin Goldstein a few years back where we talked about Vizcaino as a latter-day version of Neftali Feliz. Both have effortless arm actions as well as swing-and-miss off speed stuff. The amazing thing about Vizcaino, at age 20, is how he has adapted to pitching in big situations during a pennant race at the ML level. Credit for that obviously should go to the player, but also to our entire staff from Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell to the pitching coaches in the minor leagues to guys like Johnny Almaraz who remained close with the player and pushed him to achieve success. Like pretty much everything here it's not one person -- or even a few -- responsible for success. (John Coppolella)
2008-07-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)As long as we're talking ROY candidates, when do you think the Braves should start limiting Jair Jurrjen's innings? He's about 30 away from his number last year, and I'm concerned that if nothing changes, he may eclipse the mark by as many as 50 innings.
(Matt A from Raleigh)
I don't think they can while they're in contention, but they have to figure something out. Here's a situation where I'd dial him back a bit now, maybe say "you're going 80 pitches" and shadow him with someone. Problem is ... who? Rock and a hard place here, so it will be a real test for the Braves, esp Roger McDowell. (Will Carroll)


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