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Al Nipper PRed Sox

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
7 797.7 46 50 1 381 4.52 1.7
Birth Date4-2-1959
Height6' 0"
Weight188 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
1983 BOS 24 3 2 16.0 15.0 1.0 1 1 0 0 2 0 67 17 4 4 0 17 7 7 1 5 2.25 3.70 4.51 1.7 0.2
1984 BOS 25 29 24 182.7 165.0 17.7 11 6 0 0 12 4 777 183 86 79 18 277 52 51 7 84 3.89 4.08 4.96 7.5 0.8
1985 BOS 26 25 25 162.0 162.0 0.0 9 12 0 0 11 4 713 157 83 73 14 243 82 79 9 85 4.06 4.50 5.13 9.8 1.0
1986 BOS 27 26 26 159.0 159.0 0.0 10 12 0 0 8 3 702 186 108 95 24 308 47 45 4 79 5.38 4.72 5.35 4.4 0.5
1987 BOS 28 30 30 174.0 174.0 0.0 11 12 0 0 11 4 777 196 115 105 30 344 62 61 7 89 5.43 5.28 6.28 -2.2 -0.2
1988 CHN 29 22 12 80.0 69.3 10.7 2 4 1 0 7 0 341 72 37 27 9 111 34 32 3 27 3.04 4.88 5.54 -5.3 -0.7
1990 CLE 31 9 5 24.0 19.3 4.7 2 3 0 1 1 0 125 35 19 18 2 46 19 19 2 12 6.75 5.52 4.78 1.3 0.1
Career144124797.7763.734.046501152153502846452401971346303294333814.524.675.4017.21.7

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
1980 WHV A+ 16 11 85.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 WHV A+ 29 26 212.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 BRS AA 19 18 115.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 BOS MLB 3 2 16.0 4.51 111 .235 .279 .352 .400 .276 .315 112 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
1983 NBR AA 10 9 67.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 PAW AAA 18 17 109.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 BOS MLB 29 24 182.7 4.96 91 .256 .265 .324 .401 .267 .268 102 7.5 0.8 7.5 0.8
1985 BOS MLB 25 25 162.0 5.13 93 .265 .259 .324 .409 .267 .273 104 9.8 1.0 9.8 1.0
1986 BOS MLB 26 26 159.0 5.35 85 .292 .261 .328 .412 .269 .296 100 4.4 0.5 4.4 0.5
1987 BOS MLB 30 30 174.0 6.28 75 .287 .266 .334 .428 .267 .282 101 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
1988 CHN MLB 22 12 80.0 5.54 62 .268 .248 .308 .355 .255 .236 104 -4.7 -0.5 -5.3 -0.7
1990 CLE MLB 9 5 24.0 4.78 86 .348 .253 .323 .376 .264 .367 96 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
1990 CSP AAA 17 16 89.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 LOU AAA 5 5 28.3 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
1980 WHV A+ 6 4 1 16 11 85.0 82 49 48 1 0% .000 8.7 5.2 0.1 5.1 1.54 2.54 0.0 0.0
1981 WHV A+ 14 8 1 29 26 212.0 191 60 139 3 0% .000 8.1 2.5 0.1 5.9 1.18 1.70 0.0 0.0
1982 BRS AA 6 7 0 19 18 115.0 108 45 66 3 0% .000 8.5 3.5 0.2 5.2 1.33 3.68 0.0 0.0
1983 NBR AA 4 3 0 10 9 67.0 46 25 42 3 0% .000 6.2 3.4 0.4 5.6 1.06 2.82 0.0 0.0
1983 PAW AAA 9 4 0 18 17 109.3 108 54 58 11 0% .000 8.9 4.4 0.9 4.8 1.48 4.45 0.0 0.0
1983 BOS MLB 1 1 0 3 2 16.0 17 7 5 0 43% .315 9.6 3.9 0.0 2.8 1.50 2.25 1.7 0.2
1984 BOS MLB 11 6 0 29 24 182.7 183 52 84 18 52% .268 9.0 2.6 0.9 4.1 1.29 3.89 7.5 0.8
1985 BOS MLB 9 12 0 25 25 162.0 157 82 85 14 53% .273 8.7 4.6 0.8 4.7 1.48 4.06 9.8 1.0
1986 BOS MLB 10 12 0 26 26 159.0 186 47 79 24 45% .296 10.5 2.7 1.4 4.5 1.47 5.38 4.4 0.5
1987 BOS MLB 11 12 0 30 30 174.0 196 62 89 30 49% .282 10.1 3.2 1.6 4.6 1.48 5.43 -2.2 -0.2
1988 CHN MLB 2 4 1 22 12 80.0 72 34 27 9 44% .236 8.1 3.8 1.0 3.0 1.32 3.04 -5.3 -0.7
1990 CSP AAA 5 5 1 17 16 89.3 80 56 47 6 0% .000 8.1 5.6 0.6 4.7 1.52 4.74 0.0 0.0
1990 CLE MLB 2 3 0 9 5 24.0 35 19 12 2 39% .367 13.1 7.1 0.8 4.5 2.25 6.75 1.3 0.1
1991 LOU AAA 0 3 0 5 5 28.3 36 9 10 3 0% .000 11.4 2.9 1.0 3.2 1.59 5.72 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
1988-08-12 1988-10-03 52 50 Right Elbow Strain -
1988-05-25 1988-06-24 30 27 Right Elbow Strain - -
1987-07-20 1987-08-14 25 21 - Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1986-05-18 1986-06-25 38 34 Right Knee Laceration - -
1985-08-02 1985-08-12 DTD 10 8 Right Elbow Soreness - -
1985-07-12 1985-07-21 DTD 9 6 - Low Back Soreness - -
1985-04-02 1985-04-17 15-DL 15 7 - General Medical Ulcers - -

Compensation

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  Title Author Date
Overthinking It: The Best of Baseball's New Old VideosBen Lindbergh2013-02-25
The BP Broadside: David Cone, All Is ForgivenSteven Goldman2011-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Back for MoreJohn Perrotto2010-10-27
Seidnotes: Livan La Vida LocaEric Seidman2010-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: He Should Have Picked LeeSteven Goldman2009-11-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Paul ByrdDavid Laurila2008-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Cla MeredithDavid Laurila2008-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Mike HazenDavid Laurila2007-11-28
Transaction Analysis: June 18-24, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-26


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Xavier Nady any kind of positive for the Cubs? Sad that adding a 4th outfielder is possibly the triumphant move of the off-season.
(Leroy Brown from Downtown)
That's if he can stay healthy, a big if, but at least he's potentially an upgrade on Reed Johnson. And the latter part... wasn't that what we could say about signing Marlon Byrd? I suppose there's the loudly trumpeted Pyrrhic victory of making Milton Bradley go away, but Carlos Silva's going to make people miss Al Nipper. (Christina Kahrl)


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