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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

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1985 NYN MLB 62 2 127.3 108 37 70 9 .254 93 7.6 2.6 0.6 4.9 74% .248 .233 1.14 3.33 2.83 97 3.77 1.7
1986 NYN MLB 75 0 128.0 107 42 65 4 .259 96 7.5 3.0 0.3 4.6 71% .251 .220 1.16 3.19 3.02 104 3.00 3.0
1987 NYN MLB 56 0 88.7 95 28 32 7 .261 95 9.6 2.8 0.7 3.2 66% .279 .255 1.39 4.19 4.16 118 4.53 0.8
1988 NYN MLB 62 0 89.0 80 31 46 1 .255 95 8.1 3.1 0.1 4.7 64% .266 .241 1.25 2.97 2.63 106 3.33 1.5
1989 NYN 0 25 0 35.3 34 16 15 1 .258 99 8.7 4.1 0.3 3.8 66% .270 .257 1.42 3.71 3.31 0 0.00 0.0
1989 PHI 0 44 0 56.7 45 22 32 2 .257 100 7.1 3.5 0.3 5.1 69% .247 .219 1.18 3.21 1.11 0 0.00 0.0
1990 PHI MLB 72 0 86.3 92 35 39 2 .262 99 9.6 3.6 0.2 4.1 67% .305 .266 1.47 3.49 3.86 106 4.17 0.7
1991 LAN 0 33 0 42.3 39 16 22 3 .263 98 8.3 3.4 0.6 4.7 66% .271 .243 1.30 3.81 2.55 0 0.00 0.0
1991 PHI 0 38 0 59.0 61 32 28 1 .259 99 9.3 4.9 0.2 4.3 66% .288 .269 1.58 3.79 3.20 0 0.00 0.0
1992 LAN MLB 65 0 83.7 103 42 50 3 .254 99 11.1 4.5 0.3 5.4 64% .337 .293 1.73 3.59 4.09 109 5.52 -0.8
1993 LAN MLB 54 0 68.0 76 30 27 2 .261 98 10.1 4.0 0.3 3.6 64% .310 .270 1.56 3.98 2.25 115 5.36 -0.1
1994 LAN MLB 32 0 41.3 50 22 29 3 .253 95 10.9 4.8 0.7 6.3 64% .341 .293 1.74 4.28 5.23 107 6.17 -0.3
1995 TEX MLB 64 0 85.0 86 34 49 5 .266 101 9.1 3.6 0.5 5.2 61% .302 .249 1.41 4.16 4.02 99 4.05 1.3
1996 BAL MLB 41 0 59.3 69 23 20 7 .269 98 10.5 3.5 1.1 3.0 64% .295 .265 1.55 5.37 4.25 120 5.50 0.0
1989 TOT MLB 69 0 92.0 79 38 47 3 .257 100 7.7 3.7 0.3 4.6 68% .257 .234 1.27 3.40 1.96 107 3.27 1.6
1991 TOT MLB 71 0 101.3 100 48 50 4 .261 99 8.9 4.3 0.4 4.4 66% .282 .259 1.46 3.80 2.93 104 3.95 1.1
CareerMLB72321050.0104541052450.259979.03.50.44.566%.284.2531.393.703.301074.2010.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1982 SHL A 12 11 71.3 61 30 40 1 .000 7.7 3.8 0.1 5.0 0% .000 .000 1.28 3.33 3.28
1982 LYN A+ 4 4 29.3 26 11 23 0 .000 8.0 3.4 0.0 7.1 0% .000 .000 1.26 2.39 2.15
1983 CCH AA 27 26 172.3 203 71 115 10 .000 10.6 3.7 0.5 6.0 0% .000 .000 1.59 4.10 4.86
1984 CCH AA 3 2 7.3 9 1 8 0 .000 11.1 1.2 0.0 9.9 0% .000 .000 1.37 0.92 3.70
1985 NYN MLB 62 2 127.3 108 37 70 9 .254 93 7.6 2.6 0.6 4.9 74% .248 .233 1.14 3.33 2.83
1986 NYN MLB 75 0 128.0 107 42 65 4 .259 96 7.5 3.0 0.3 4.6 71% .251 .220 1.16 3.19 3.02
1987 NYN MLB 56 0 88.7 95 28 32 7 .261 95 9.6 2.8 0.7 3.2 66% .279 .255 1.39 4.19 4.16
1988 NYN MLB 62 0 89.0 80 31 46 1 .255 95 8.1 3.1 0.1 4.7 64% .266 .241 1.25 2.97 2.63
1989 NYN MLB 25 0 35.3 34 16 15 1 .258 99 8.7 4.1 0.3 3.8 66% .270 .257 1.42 3.71 3.31
1989 PHI MLB 44 0 56.7 45 22 32 2 .257 100 7.1 3.5 0.3 5.1 69% .247 .219 1.18 3.21 1.11
1990 PHI MLB 72 0 86.3 92 35 39 2 .262 99 9.6 3.6 0.2 4.1 67% .305 .266 1.47 3.49 3.86
1991 LAN MLB 33 0 42.3 39 16 22 3 .263 98 8.3 3.4 0.6 4.7 66% .271 .243 1.30 3.81 2.55
1991 PHI MLB 38 0 59.0 61 32 28 1 .259 99 9.3 4.9 0.2 4.3 66% .288 .269 1.58 3.79 3.20
1992 LAN MLB 65 0 83.7 103 42 50 3 .254 99 11.1 4.5 0.3 5.4 64% .337 .293 1.73 3.59 4.09
1993 LAN MLB 54 0 68.0 76 30 27 2 .261 98 10.1 4.0 0.3 3.6 64% .310 .270 1.56 3.98 2.25
1994 LAN MLB 32 0 41.3 50 22 29 3 .253 95 10.9 4.8 0.7 6.3 64% .341 .293 1.74 4.28 5.23
1995 TEX MLB 64 0 85.0 86 34 49 5 .266 101 9.1 3.6 0.5 5.2 61% .302 .249 1.41 4.16 4.02
1996 BAL MLB 41 0 59.3 69 23 20 7 .269 98 10.5 3.5 1.1 3.0 64% .295 .265 1.55 5.37 4.25

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  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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: August 28, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16Wilson Karaman2015-07-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 3, 2015Chris Mosch2015-07-03
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Who Is This Williams Perez?Wilson Karaman2015-06-02
Expert FAAB Review: Week FiveMike Gianella2015-05-05
Expert League Auction Recap: LABR National LeagueMike Gianella2015-03-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2015Craig Goldstein2015-02-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2015Ben Carsley2015-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The First Zaidi-Friedman Eyebrow-RaiserR.J. Anderson2014-12-04
The Lineup Card: Nine Memorable Extra-Inning GamesBaseball Prospectus2014-08-13
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 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
Scouting the Draft: Baseball Prospectus Travels to JupiterJason Parks2012-11-02
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
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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 BravesWill Carroll2006-03-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Atlanta BravesMichael Groopman2006-03-14
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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