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Jack McDowell PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 1889 127 87 0 1311 3.85 22.4
Birth Date1-16-1966
Height6' 5"
Weight180 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1987 CHA 21 4 4 28.0 28.0 0.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 103 16 6 6 1 22 6 6 2 15 1.93 3.12 4.24 3.9 0.4
1988 CHA 22 26 26 158.7 158.7 0.0 5 10 0 0 14 5 687 147 85 70 12 215 68 63 7 84 3.97 4.16 5.38 -3.1 -0.3
1990 CHA 24 33 33 205.0 205.0 0.0 14 9 0 0 19 1 866 189 93 87 20 295 77 77 7 165 3.82 3.70 4.25 18.4 2.0
1991 CHA 25 35 35 253.7 253.7 0.0 17 10 0 0 25 2 1028 212 97 96 19 323 82 80 4 191 3.41 3.39 4.14 32.5 3.4
1992 CHA 26 34 34 260.7 260.7 0.0 20 10 0 0 22 2 1079 247 95 92 21 373 75 66 7 178 3.18 3.42 3.81 32.2 3.5
1993 CHA 27 34 34 256.7 256.7 0.0 22 10 0 0 21 5 1067 261 104 96 20 372 69 63 3 158 3.37 3.62 4.47 26.4 2.7
1994 CHA 28 25 25 181.0 181.0 0.0 10 9 0 0 16 4 755 186 82 75 12 266 42 40 5 127 3.73 3.43 4.09 35.3 3.4
1995 NYA 29 30 30 217.7 217.7 0.0 15 10 0 0 19 1 927 211 106 95 25 337 78 77 5 157 3.93 4.33 4.71 30.5 3.0
1996 CLE 30 30 30 192.0 192.0 0.0 13 9 0 0 14 4 846 214 119 109 22 336 67 65 4 141 5.11 4.38 4.78 33.0 3.1
1997 CLE 31 8 6 40.7 34.7 6.0 3 3 0 1 3 0 181 44 25 23 6 72 18 17 1 38 5.09 4.60 4.91 4.6 0.4
1998 ANA 32 14 14 76.0 76.0 0.0 5 3 0 0 6 0 334 96 45 43 11 157 19 18 1 45 5.09 4.71 4.96 6.6 0.6
1999 ANA 33 4 4 19.0 19.0 0.0 0 4 0 0 1 0 93 31 17 17 4 47 5 5 2 12 8.05 5.78 5.87 1.5 0.1
Career2772751889.01883.06.01278701164247966185487480917328156065774813113.853.844.46221.822.4

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
1987 CHA MLB 4 4 28.0 4.24 110 .168 .271 .340 .433 .270 .190 95 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
1987 BIR AA 4 4 20.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 CHA MLB 26 26 158.7 5.38 73 .264 .263 .327 .392 .270 .262 97 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
1989 VAN AAA 16 16 86.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 CHA MLB 33 33 205.0 4.25 100 .260 .260 .328 .392 .264 .283 97 18.4 2.0 18.4 2.0
1991 CHA MLB 35 35 253.7 4.14 109 .230 .261 .326 .396 .265 .264 102 32.5 3.4 32.5 3.4
1992 CHA MLB 34 34 260.7 3.81 110 .254 .262 .325 .384 .264 .283 98 32.2 3.5 32.2 3.5
1993 CHA MLB 34 34 256.7 4.47 104 .248 .267 .333 .407 .261 .295 98 26.4 2.7 26.4 2.7
1994 CHA MLB 25 25 181.0 4.09 120 .236 .271 .341 .432 .264 .306 98 35.3 3.4 35.3 3.4
1995 NYA MLB 30 30 217.7 4.71 110 .248 .272 .342 .431 .267 .281 102 30.5 3.0 30.5 3.0
1996 CLE MLB 30 30 192.0 4.78 112 .267 .277 .349 .435 .267 .314 100 33.0 3.1 33.0 3.1
1997 CLE MLB 8 6 40.7 4.91 99 .283 .269 .335 .423 .261 .322 97 4.6 0.4 4.6 0.4
1998 ANA MLB 14 14 76.0 4.96 95 .293 .272 .340 .433 .268 .329 93 6.6 0.6 6.6 0.6
1998 LEL A+ 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MID AA 1 1 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 VAN AAA 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ANA MLB 4 4 19.0 5.87 81 .330 .283 .352 .442 .269 .386 93 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
1999 LEL A+ 1 1 7.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 EDM AAA 2 2 11.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1987 BIR AA 1 2 0 4 4 20.7 19 8 17 5 0% .000 8.3 3.5 2.2 7.4 1.30 7.83 0.0 0.0
1987 CHA MLB 3 0 0 4 4 28.0 16 6 15 1 53% .190 5.1 1.9 0.3 4.8 0.79 1.93 3.9 0.4
1988 CHA MLB 5 10 0 26 26 158.7 147 68 84 12 49% .262 8.3 3.9 0.7 4.8 1.36 3.97 -3.1 -0.3
1989 VAN AAA 5 6 0 16 16 86.7 97 50 65 6 0% .000 10.1 5.2 0.6 6.7 1.70 6.12 0.0 0.0
1990 CHA MLB 14 9 0 33 33 205.0 189 77 165 20 39% .283 8.3 3.4 0.9 7.2 1.30 3.82 18.4 2.0
1991 CHA MLB 17 10 0 35 35 253.7 212 82 191 19 38% .264 7.5 2.9 0.7 6.8 1.16 3.41 32.5 3.4
1992 CHA MLB 20 10 0 34 34 260.7 247 75 178 21 38% .283 8.5 2.6 0.7 6.1 1.24 3.18 32.2 3.5
1993 CHA MLB 22 10 0 34 34 256.7 261 69 158 20 46% .295 9.2 2.4 0.7 5.5 1.29 3.37 26.4 2.7
1994 CHA MLB 10 9 0 25 25 181.0 186 42 127 12 45% .306 9.2 2.1 0.6 6.3 1.26 3.73 35.3 3.4
1995 NYA MLB 15 10 0 30 30 217.7 211 78 157 25 44% .281 8.7 3.2 1.0 6.5 1.33 3.93 30.5 3.0
1996 CLE MLB 13 9 0 30 30 192.0 214 67 141 22 46% .314 10.0 3.1 1.0 6.6 1.46 5.11 33.0 3.1
1997 CLE MLB 3 3 0 8 6 40.7 44 18 38 6 46% .322 9.7 4.0 1.3 8.4 1.52 5.09 4.6 0.4
1998 ANA MLB 5 3 0 14 14 76.0 96 19 45 11 44% .329 11.4 2.2 1.3 5.3 1.51 5.09 6.6 0.6
1998 MID AA 0 1 0 1 1 7.0 5 2 5 1 0% .000 6.4 2.6 1.3 6.4 1.00 3.86 0.0 0.0
1998 VAN AAA 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 4 2 0 0 0% .000 12.0 6.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 6.00 0.0 0.0
1998 LEL A+ 0 1 0 1 1 5.0 7 0 4 1 0% .000 12.6 0.0 1.8 7.2 1.40 9.00 0.0 0.0
1999 ANA MLB 0 4 0 4 4 19.0 31 5 12 4 46% .386 14.7 2.4 1.9 5.7 1.89 8.05 1.5 0.1
1999 LEL A+ 0 1 0 1 1 7.3 11 1 7 2 0% .000 13.6 1.2 2.5 8.6 1.64 7.40 0.0 0.0
1999 EDM AAA 1 0 0 2 2 11.0 12 3 2 1 0% .000 9.8 2.5 0.8 1.6 1.36 5.73 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
1999-04-06 1999-07-23 60-DL 108 94 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery - -
1998-06-01 1998-08-19 15-DL 79 72 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1998-04-27 1998-05-21 15-DL 24 22 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1997-05-13 1997-10-27 60-DL 167 126 Right Elbow Surgery Debridement and Resulting Nerve Damage 1997-05-20 -
1996-07-22 1996-08-09 15-DL 18 17 Right Forearm Strain - -

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The Lineup Card: Seven Relief Performances That Swung a Postseason SeriesBaseball Prospectus2014-10-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Beware of Young CatchersPaul Sporer2013-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The 30-Second Story of the San Francisco GiantsSam Miller2013-02-27
The Lineup Card: 9 Off-Season Moves That Excited Us Most as KidsBaseball Prospectus2012-11-28
Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing the BP Prospect TeamJason Parks2012-09-20
Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing the BP Prospect TeamBen Lindbergh2012-09-20
The Lineup Card: Nine Memorable Late-Season Call-UpsBaseball Prospectus2012-08-22
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessResearch Mailbag: More Than a MouthfulBradley Ankrom2012-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Process: Which College Programs Have Produced the Most Value?Bradley Ankrom2012-04-03
Wezen-Ball: Solution to the Chicago-Inspired CryptogramLarry Granillo2012-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Runs? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Runs!Geoff Young2012-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: The Unsexy, Underrated Gavin FloydJason Collette2012-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: 1987: The Silver Jubilee, Part ISteven Goldman2012-01-17
The BP Wayback Machine: Pitching to the ScoreGreg Spira2011-12-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: Can We Just Stick Edgar in the Corner?Jay Jaffe2011-12-22
This article requires BP Premium accessClubhouse Confidential: Coneheads, Meet StatheadsMarc Carig2011-05-31
Between The Numbers: Good Days for DebutsJeremy Greenhouse2011-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Edgar MartinezJay Jaffe2010-12-30
Ahead in the Count: So How Good are MVPs Really? Matt Swartz2010-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: Interpreting the AL Cy Young VoteChristina Kahrl2010-11-19
Spinning Yarn: The Glavine LineMike Fast2010-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The Last of The CzarsSteven Goldman2010-08-16
One-Hoppers: Ken Griffey Jr. Bows OutJay Jaffe2010-06-02
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: May 24 - May 30Geoff Young2010-05-28
Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases at Third and ShortJay Jaffe2009-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Big Apple ScrambleJohn Perrotto2008-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Central Draft RecapKevin Goldstein2008-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Lost Generation?Nate Silver2008-05-15
Prospectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Topping the Twins, Part DeuxSteven Goldman2008-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Putting Cys in MotionJim Baker2008-02-01
Prospectus Q&A: Scott RadinskyDavid Laurila2007-11-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPositional Health Reports: Starting Pitchers, Part OneWill Carroll2007-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Sweepers and SweepeesJim Baker2006-08-22
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City RoyalsCaleb Peiffer2005-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2005: The PitchersJay Jaffe2004-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Class of '05Jim Baker2004-11-30
The Claussen Pickle: An Analysis of Traded Yankee Prospects, 1994-2004Jay Jaffe2004-07-29
Hot Stove, Cool Music: An Evening's Worth of NotesNathan Fox2004-01-14
2004 Internet Hall of Fame: The Results Are InNeal Traven2004-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Case for RaffyJoe Sheehan2003-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: EnlightenmentWill Carroll2003-04-25
The Proper Support: Did Bert Blyleven Receive it?Greg Spira2003-03-06
Breaking Out: PECOTA SpeaksNate Silver2003-01-29
The Week in Quotes: November 19-December 1Ryan Wilkins2002-12-02
Prospectus Feature: The Marlin in Charge: Can We Learn from Torborg's Past?Joe Sheehan2002-03-11


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Could you assemble a competitive team using only players who are at least 40 years old?
(Evan from Vancouver, BC)
Probably not; even with all of the advancements in conditioning, you'd be stretched at the skill positions up the middle, you might have to run more of a tag-team college-style pitching staff, and depth would be an issue. Catchers over 40 don't have a great track record for being able to handle really good stuff--Fisk at the end was especially brutal, costing Jack McDowell strikes because he couldn't really receive Black Jack's slider--but there again, you wouldn't really have a pitching staff with lots of guys with lots of good stuff, which sort of takes the steam out of a proposition over whether or not this team would be competitive. (Christina Kahrl)


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