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Rick Reuschel P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0 0.00
Birth Date5-16-1949
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
1972 CHN MLB 21 18 129.0 127 29 87 3 .268 108 8.9 2.0 0.2 6.1 63% .305 .229 1.21 2.20 2.93 80 3.22 1.6
1973 CHN MLB 36 36 237.0 244 62 168 15 .261 106 9.3 2.4 0.6 6.4 61% .304 .245 1.29 2.80 3.00 75 3.69 3.2
1974 CHN MLB 41 38 240.7 262 83 160 18 .264 107 9.8 3.1 0.7 6.0 57% .307 .269 1.43 3.34 4.30 87 3.83 2.6
1975 CHN MLB 38 37 234.0 244 67 155 17 .261 107 9.4 2.6 0.7 6.0 62% .298 .253 1.33 3.19 3.73 83 3.82 2.8
1976 CHN MLB 38 37 260.0 260 64 146 17 .263 111 9.0 2.2 0.6 5.1 61% .288 .248 1.25 3.21 3.46 88 3.69 2.8
1977 CHN MLB 39 37 252.0 233 74 166 13 .257 105 8.3 2.6 0.5 5.9 64% .285 .223 1.22 3.03 2.79 79 3.98 3.5
1978 CHN MLB 35 35 242.7 235 54 115 16 .260 108 8.7 2.0 0.6 4.3 61% .268 .240 1.19 3.26 3.41 88 3.90 2.5
1979 CHN MLB 36 36 239.0 251 75 125 16 .256 109 9.5 2.8 0.6 4.7 63% .296 .250 1.36 3.58 3.62 95 4.47 1.9
1980 CHN MLB 38 38 257.0 281 76 140 13 .257 105 9.8 2.7 0.5 4.9 70% .311 .262 1.39 3.25 3.40 88 4.74 0.7
1981 CHN 0 13 13 85.7 87 23 53 4 .258 110 9.1 2.4 0.4 5.6 66% .303 .250 1.28 2.99 3.47 0 0.00 0.0
1981 NYA 0 12 11 70.7 75 10 22 4 .266 94 9.6 1.3 0.5 2.8 66% .290 .257 1.20 3.12 2.67 0 0.00 0.0
1983 CHN MLB 4 4 20.7 18 10 9 1 .253 105 7.8 4.4 0.4 3.9 67% .250 .233 1.35 3.88 3.92 112 4.80 0.1
1984 CHN MLB 19 14 92.3 123 23 43 7 .256 104 12.0 2.2 0.7 4.2 60% .353 .294 1.58 3.69 5.17 107 5.47 -0.5
1985 PIT MLB 31 26 194.0 153 52 138 7 .253 97 7.1 2.4 0.3 6.4 70% .255 .211 1.06 2.52 2.27 80 2.87 5.4
1986 PIT MLB 35 34 215.7 232 57 125 20 .248 100 9.7 2.4 0.8 5.2 64% .295 .268 1.34 3.70 3.96 99 5.29 0.2
1987 PIT 0 25 25 177.0 163 35 80 12 .256 99 8.3 1.8 0.6 4.1 56% .259 .227 1.12 3.54 2.75 0 0.00 0.0
1987 SFN 0 9 8 50.0 44 7 27 1 .252 98 7.9 1.3 0.2 4.9 49% .256 .222 1.02 2.59 4.32 0 0.00 0.0
1988 SFN MLB 36 36 245.0 242 42 92 11 .252 97 8.9 1.5 0.4 3.4 46% .272 .242 1.16 3.13 3.12 99 4.02 2.9
1989 SFN MLB 32 32 208.3 195 54 111 18 .256 101 8.4 2.3 0.8 4.8 48% .262 .254 1.20 3.53 2.94 98 3.76 3.1
1990 SFN MLB 15 13 87.0 102 31 49 8 .260 101 10.6 3.2 0.8 5.1 44% .312 .285 1.53 3.98 3.93 99 4.09 1.1
1991 SFN MLB 4 1 10.7 17 7 4 0 .253 95 14.3 5.9 0.0 3.4 40% .395 .336 2.25 4.01 4.22 113 5.04 0.0
1981 TOT MLB 25 24 156.3 162 33 75 8 .262 103 9.3 1.9 0.5 4.3 66% .297 .253 1.25 3.05 3.11 90 4.21 0.9
1987 TOT MLB 34 33 227.0 207 42 107 13 .255 99 8.2 1.7 0.5 4.2 55% .259 .226 1.10 3.33 3.09 89 3.97 4.6
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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
1972 CHN MLB 21 18 129.0 127 29 87 3 .268 108 8.9 2.0 0.2 6.1 63% .305 .229 1.21 2.20 2.93
1973 CHN MLB 36 36 237.0 244 62 168 15 .261 106 9.3 2.4 0.6 6.4 61% .304 .245 1.29 2.80 3.00
1974 CHN MLB 41 38 240.7 262 83 160 18 .264 107 9.8 3.1 0.7 6.0 57% .307 .269 1.43 3.34 4.30
1975 CHN MLB 38 37 234.0 244 67 155 17 .261 107 9.4 2.6 0.7 6.0 62% .298 .253 1.33 3.19 3.73
1976 CHN MLB 38 37 260.0 260 64 146 17 .263 111 9.0 2.2 0.6 5.1 61% .288 .248 1.25 3.21 3.46
1977 CHN MLB 39 37 252.0 233 74 166 13 .257 105 8.3 2.6 0.5 5.9 64% .285 .223 1.22 3.03 2.79
1978 CHN MLB 35 35 242.7 235 54 115 16 .260 108 8.7 2.0 0.6 4.3 61% .268 .240 1.19 3.26 3.41
1979 CHN MLB 36 36 239.0 251 75 125 16 .256 109 9.5 2.8 0.6 4.7 63% .296 .250 1.36 3.58 3.62
1980 CHN MLB 38 38 257.0 281 76 140 13 .257 105 9.8 2.7 0.5 4.9 70% .311 .262 1.39 3.25 3.40
1981 CHN MLB 13 13 85.7 87 23 53 4 .258 110 9.1 2.4 0.4 5.6 66% .303 .250 1.28 2.99 3.47
1981 NYA MLB 12 11 70.7 75 10 22 4 .266 94 9.6 1.3 0.5 2.8 66% .290 .257 1.20 3.12 2.67
1983 CHN MLB 4 4 20.7 18 10 9 1 .253 105 7.8 4.4 0.4 3.9 67% .250 .233 1.35 3.88 3.92
1983 QUD A 13 13 70.7 73 9 56 3 .000 9.3 1.1 0.4 7.1 0% .000 .000 1.16 2.55 2.42
1983 COH AAA 4 4 16.0 21 6 7 2 .000 11.8 3.4 1.1 3.9 0% .000 .000 1.69 5.01 5.06
1984 CHN MLB 19 14 92.3 123 23 43 7 .256 104 12.0 2.2 0.7 4.2 60% .353 .294 1.58 3.69 5.17
1985 PIT MLB 31 26 194.0 153 52 138 7 .253 97 7.1 2.4 0.3 6.4 70% .255 .211 1.06 2.52 2.27
1985 HAW AAA 8 8 54.0 52 12 46 2 .000 8.7 2.0 0.3 7.7 0% .000 .000 1.19 2.62 2.50
1986 PIT MLB 35 34 215.7 232 57 125 20 .248 100 9.7 2.4 0.8 5.2 64% .295 .268 1.34 3.70 3.96
1987 PIT MLB 25 25 177.0 163 35 80 12 .256 99 8.3 1.8 0.6 4.1 56% .259 .227 1.12 3.54 2.75
1987 SFN MLB 9 8 50.0 44 7 27 1 .252 98 7.9 1.3 0.2 4.9 49% .256 .222 1.02 2.59 4.32
1988 SFN MLB 36 36 245.0 242 42 92 11 .252 97 8.9 1.5 0.4 3.4 46% .272 .242 1.16 3.13 3.12
1989 SFN MLB 32 32 208.3 195 54 111 18 .256 101 8.4 2.3 0.8 4.8 48% .262 .254 1.20 3.53 2.94
1990 SFN MLB 15 13 87.0 102 31 49 8 .260 101 10.6 3.2 0.8 5.1 44% .312 .285 1.53 3.98 3.93
1991 SFN MLB 4 1 10.7 17 7 4 0 .253 95 14.3 5.9 0.0 3.4 40% .395 .336 2.25 4.01 4.22

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
1991-04-23 1991-06-20 60-DL 58 53 Left Knee Surgery Fluid Drained - -
1990-05-28 1990-09-17 60-DL 112 102 Left Knee Surgery Cartilage 1990-07-09 -
1989-07-30 1989-08-18 15-DL 19 17 Right Groin Strain - -
1984-08-11 1984-09-07 27 25 - Low Back Spasms - -
1983-04-05 1983-06-10 66 54 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear 1982-09-15 -
1982-04-11 1982-10-04 176 162 Right Shoulder Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear 1982-09-15 -

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BP Articles

Rick Reuschel is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: Jack Morris, DRA, and ProgressMatthew Trueblood2015-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessThe HOF Rule Change: What Happens After 10 Years?Mike Gianella2014-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: The Optimist's Guide to the 2016 CubsKen Funck2014-03-06
Overthinking It: Matt Harvey's First Year, Historically SpeakingBen Lindbergh2013-07-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: As Good as They Once Were?Jason Collette2013-04-02
The Lineup Card: 10 Memories of Hall of Fame CandidatesBaseball Prospectus2013-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: The Pleasure and Perfection of Postseason SweepsAdam Sobsey2012-10-24
Inside The Park: Farewell to a PhenomBradford Doolittle2012-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Weighty MatterJay Jaffe2011-10-31
Pebble Hunting: Footloose and Fastball-FreeSam Miller2011-07-19
Clubhouse Confidential: Helping Their Own CauseMarc Carig2011-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: In Need of Heavenly HittingJohn Perrotto2010-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessAll-Star Discontents: Less Than Zero, or More Than Some?Christina Kahrl2010-07-09
Changing Speeds: Retro Game Story: Cardinals at Cubs, 6/23/84Ken Funck2010-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Tom Glavine Jay Jaffe2010-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: 10 Men OutJay Jaffe2010-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: From One to the OtherJay Jaffe2009-10-29
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Fun With PECOTA Comparables IIISteven Goldman2009-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The PitchersJay Jaffe2009-01-12
Prospectus Hit and Run: CC... Chooose Me!Jay Jaffe2008-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Topping the Twins, Part DeuxSteven Goldman2008-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Buehrle DilemmaJoe Sheehan2007-06-28
World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback MachineChristina Kahrl2006-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Windy City PrecedentJim Baker2006-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 26-27Christina Kahrl2005-07-28
One Man is an Island: Barry Bonds and His TeammatesJay Jaffe2004-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Non-SupportJoe Sheehan2004-09-07
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part II: The Universe of BattleSteven Goldman2004-02-18


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Morris does get in, should Rick Reuschel hit him with a steel chair during his acceptance speech and steal his plaque?
(MrWorkrate from Raleigh, NC)
David Cone and Dwight Gooden have dibs. Reuschel is well below both of them now, actually more in Morris country, JAWSwise (again, because we moved away from an ERA/FIP-based driver). (Jay Jaffe's Hall of Fame Special)
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the most surprising player you can create a convincing HoF argument for? Triple-bonus points if his first name's "Tony" and his surname's "Fernandez".
(JT from Exhibition Stadium)
Rick Reuschel does unusually well on the JAWS scale. Prior to Bert Blyleven's election, Big Daddy rated as the second-best eligible pitcher despite relatively unassuming raw numbers (214-191, 3.37 ERA, 3 All-Star apperaances, no Cy Young votes. Stayed very useful late into his career.

That said, I can make better *arguments* for guys like Orel Hershiser, David Cone and Dwight Gooden, all of whom fell just short of 200 wins but had Cy Youngs and rings to their credit. I can make a better argument for Kevin Brown, but it's hindered by his being named in the Mitchell Report, not to mention his 2004 postseason shame. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Off the top of your head, who are two or three very credible options for the Hall that few casual fans or even BP readers would see as such? Will Clark? Trammell? In other words, in your extensive research on the topic, who's really surprised you with good candidancies?
(Grant from Chicago)
Bobby Grich is one. Will Clark another. Bill Dahlen and Rick Reuschel are two guys whose JAWS scores are near the line that nobody ever thinks of. Dahlen I can see, Reuschel I'm not even convinced of. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-04-10 16:30:00 (link to chat)Can Joey Votto make the All-Star team this year or is first base in the NL too stacked?
(Brandon from Charleston)
I have to admit a sincerely-held disinterest in the All-Star Game as an event; I haven't watched a full frame of any ASG since Bo Jackson took Rick Reuschel deep. The Reds don't have a lot of easy candidates for this year's manager to choose from, but Votto's one of them. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi CK. Been thinking about this since the AS game - trying to come up with a way to not risk players' health through multi-extra inning AS games. Why not, if its tied after nine, from then on, start each half inning with a runner on second (the last batter from the previous inning)? With a run expectancy of over 60% (I think), it would seem to increade the likelyhood of an entertaining game resolution in relatively short order. What do you think? [I also think they should have a re-entry rule for position player starters.]
(jimbeau from Left Coast)
I'm probably the last person to ask about the All-Star Game. I don't think I've watched a complete inning of that corporate junket and baseball-flavored entertainment since Rick Reuschel got rocked by Bo Jackson. I like my baseball to count, using teams that get designed and employed to win, not ones that get run like a Little League squad. I'd leave it an exhibition, and end the game automatically after 12 innings if nobody's won it by then; it will have fulfilled its purpose as an exhibition and junket in that amount of time. In the words of one neo-realist philosopher, "I pity the foo' who takes the All-Star Game seriously." (Christina Kahrl)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, Can the A's pitching keep this up? Who do you like better long-term Eveland or Smith? Would you have sent Gaudin or Duchsherer to the pen. Thanks, keep up the great work!
(Kiley from Oakland)
Smith's the safer pick, in that Eveland's weight is always going to be something people complain about until, like Rick Reuschel or Jumbo Wells, he pitches effectively for so long that people finally stop talking about it. I think it would have been unfair to Duchscherer, given that he's really worked at getting back to starting. It's a lovely problem to have, to be sure, but one that puts the A's in the interesting situation, whether or not to still mull offers for Joe Blanton while making a bid on the AL West. That said, let's face it, somebody has to shadow Harden, and Gaudin's not a bad choice. (Christina Kahrl)


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