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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
19 0 0.00 0
Birth Date5-16-1949
Height6' 3"
Weight215 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
1972 CHN 23 21 18 129.0 121.7 7.3 10 8 0 1 14 1 527 127 46 42 3 164 29 23 2 87 2.93 2.20 3.18 21.6 2.4
1973 CHN 24 36 36 237.0 237.0 0.0 14 15 0 0 25 0 1003 244 95 79 15 333 62 56 5 168 3.00 2.80 4.00 24.2 3.0
1974 CHN 25 41 38 240.7 236.3 4.3 13 12 0 0 16 5 1061 262 130 115 18 369 83 71 6 160 4.30 3.34 4.40 21.7 2.8
1975 CHN 26 38 37 234.0 232.7 1.3 11 17 1 0 23 2 1007 244 116 97 17 349 67 59 7 155 3.73 3.19 3.83 34.3 3.8
1976 CHN 27 38 37 260.0 259.0 1.0 14 12 1 0 26 2 1078 260 117 100 17 382 64 59 8 146 3.46 3.21 4.36 24.4 3.1
1977 CHN 28 39 37 252.0 250.3 1.7 20 10 1 0 24 3 1030 233 84 78 13 316 74 63 5 166 2.79 3.03 4.53 26.1 2.7
1978 CHN 29 35 35 242.7 242.7 0.0 14 15 0 0 23 4 1007 235 98 92 16 337 54 46 5 115 3.41 3.26 4.30 16.4 1.5
1979 CHN 30 36 36 239.0 239.0 0.0 18 12 0 0 21 2 1021 251 104 96 16 349 75 67 10 125 3.62 3.58 4.99 10.6 1.1
1980 CHN 31 38 38 257.0 257.0 0.0 11 13 0 0 23 3 1094 281 111 97 13 383 76 66 4 140 3.40 3.25 3.70 34.0 4.0
1981 CHN 32 13 13 85.7 85.7 0.0 4 7 0 0 9 1 358 87 40 33 4 119 23 19 4 53 3.47 2.99 3.90 8.5 1.0
1981 NYA 32 12 11 70.7 69.7 1.0 4 4 0 0 7 1 282 75 24 21 4 102 10 10 1 22 2.67 3.12 4.68 -1.4 -0.2
1983 CHN 34 4 4 20.7 20.7 0.0 1 1 0 0 1 1 88 18 9 9 1 25 10 8 0 9 3.92 3.88 4.65 0.9 0.2
1984 CHN 35 19 14 92.3 82.7 9.7 5 5 0 1 6 0 405 123 57 53 7 176 23 23 3 43 5.17 3.69 4.80 4.6 0.6
1985 PIT 36 31 26 194.0 189.0 5.0 14 8 1 0 24 0 773 153 58 49 7 208 52 42 3 138 2.27 2.52 4.19 11.7 1.7
1986 PIT 37 35 34 215.7 215.0 0.7 9 16 0 0 21 2 930 232 106 95 20 345 57 55 8 125 3.96 3.70 5.24 -0.2 0.2
1987 PIT 38 25 25 177.0 177.0 0.0 8 6 0 0 16 0 715 163 63 54 12 235 35 34 6 80 2.75 3.54 4.52 16.9 1.9
1987 SFN 38 9 8 50.0 48.0 2.0 5 3 0 0 5 0 205 44 28 24 1 64 7 5 2 27 4.32 2.59 3.92 9.2 0.9
1988 SFN 39 36 36 245.0 245.0 0.0 19 11 0 0 28 2 1000 242 88 85 11 325 42 34 6 92 3.12 3.13 3.75 18.7 1.9
1989 SFN 40 32 32 208.3 208.3 0.0 17 8 0 0 21 1 860 195 75 68 18 300 54 50 2 111 2.94 3.53 4.13 17.1 1.9
1990 SFN 41 15 13 87.0 81.0 6.0 3 6 1 0 4 3 390 102 40 38 8 151 31 22 1 49 3.93 3.98 4.56 4.9 0.6
1991 SFN 42 4 1 10.7 6.0 4.7 0 2 0 1 1 0 54 17 5 5 0 22 7 6 0 4 4.22 4.01 4.05 0.3 0.0

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
1972 CHN MLB 21 18 129.0 3.18 124 .229 .252 .316 .367 .268 .305 108 21.0 2.5 21.6 2.4
1973 CHN MLB 36 36 237.0 4.00 109 .245 .257 .320 .379 .261 .304 106 25.7 2.8 24.2 3.0
1974 CHN MLB 41 38 240.7 4.40 101 .269 .262 .325 .375 .264 .307 107 17.9 2.0 21.7 2.8
1975 CHN MLB 38 37 234.0 3.83 114 .253 .259 .323 .377 .261 .298 107 32.9 3.5 34.3 3.8
1976 CHN MLB 38 37 260.0 4.36 101 .248 .259 .320 .369 .263 .288 111 16.9 1.9 24.4 3.1
1977 CHN MLB 39 37 252.0 4.53 102 .223 .261 .323 .394 .257 .285 105 22.0 2.3 26.1 2.7
1978 CHN MLB 35 35 242.7 4.30 101 .240 .256 .317 .378 .260 .268 108 15.3 1.7 16.4 1.5
1979 CHN MLB 36 36 239.0 4.99 92 .250 .261 .320 .388 .256 .296 109 8.8 0.9 10.6 1.1
1980 CHN MLB 38 38 257.0 3.70 113 .262 .263 .320 .382 .257 .311 105 35.5 3.8 34.0 4.0
1981 CHN MLB 13 13 85.7 3.90 109 .250 .256 .313 .360 .258 .303 110 10.1 1.1 8.5 1.0
1981 NYA MLB 12 11 70.7 4.68 79 .257 .269 .329 .379 .266 .290 94 -1.4 -0.2 -1.4 -0.2
1983 CHN MLB 4 4 20.7 4.65 93 .233 .255 .315 .365 .253 .250 105 1.1 0.1 0.9 0.2
1983 QUD A 13 13 70.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 COH AAA 4 4 16.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 CHN MLB 19 14 92.3 4.80 87 .294 .258 .316 .372 .256 .353 104 1.7 0.2 4.6 0.6
1985 PIT MLB 31 26 194.0 4.19 94 .211 .251 .314 .373 .253 .255 97 7.8 0.8 11.7 1.7
1985 HAW AAA 8 8 54.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 PIT MLB 35 34 215.7 5.24 75 .268 .248 .312 .368 .248 .295 100 -2.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.2
1987 PIT MLB 25 25 177.0 4.52 100 .227 .261 .323 .402 .256 .259 99 13.9 1.4 16.9 1.9
1987 SFN MLB 9 8 50.0 3.92 112 .222 .261 .320 .398 .252 .256 98 9.0 0.9 9.2 0.9
1988 SFN MLB 36 36 245.0 3.75 100 .242 .248 .305 .360 .252 .272 97 16.9 1.8 18.7 1.9
1989 SFN MLB 32 32 208.3 4.13 96 .254 .249 .312 .368 .256 .262 101 14.2 1.5 17.1 1.9
1990 SFN MLB 15 13 87.0 4.56 93 .285 .261 .321 .385 .260 .312 101 5.1 0.5 4.9 0.6
1991 SFN MLB 4 1 10.7 4.05 96 .336 .254 .314 .358 .253 .395 95 0.6 0.1 0.3 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
1972 CHN MLB 10 8 0 21 18 129.0 127 29 87 3 63% .305 8.9 2.0 0.2 6.1 1.21 2.93 21.6 2.4
1973 CHN MLB 14 15 0 36 36 237.0 244 62 168 15 61% .304 9.3 2.4 0.6 6.4 1.29 3.00 24.2 3.0
1974 CHN MLB 13 12 0 41 38 240.7 262 83 160 18 57% .307 9.8 3.1 0.7 6.0 1.43 4.30 21.7 2.8
1975 CHN MLB 11 17 1 38 37 234.0 244 67 155 17 62% .298 9.4 2.6 0.7 6.0 1.33 3.73 34.3 3.8
1976 CHN MLB 14 12 1 38 37 260.0 260 64 146 17 61% .288 9.0 2.2 0.6 5.1 1.25 3.46 24.4 3.1
1977 CHN MLB 20 10 1 39 37 252.0 233 74 166 13 64% .285 8.3 2.6 0.5 5.9 1.22 2.79 26.1 2.7
1978 CHN MLB 14 15 0 35 35 242.7 235 54 115 16 61% .268 8.7 2.0 0.6 4.3 1.19 3.41 16.4 1.5
1979 CHN MLB 18 12 0 36 36 239.0 251 75 125 16 63% .296 9.5 2.8 0.6 4.7 1.36 3.62 10.6 1.1
1980 CHN MLB 11 13 0 38 38 257.0 281 76 140 13 70% .311 9.8 2.7 0.5 4.9 1.39 3.40 34.0 4.0
1981 NYA MLB 4 4 0 12 11 70.7 75 10 22 4 66% .290 9.6 1.3 0.5 2.8 1.20 2.67 -1.4 -0.2
1981 CHN MLB 4 7 0 13 13 85.7 87 23 53 4 66% .303 9.1 2.4 0.4 5.6 1.28 3.47 8.5 1.0
1983 QUD A 3 4 0 13 13 70.7 73 9 56 3 0% .000 9.3 1.1 0.4 7.1 1.16 2.42 0.0 0.0
1983 COH AAA 0 1 0 4 4 16.0 21 6 7 2 0% .000 11.8 3.4 1.1 3.9 1.69 5.06 0.0 0.0
1983 CHN MLB 1 1 0 4 4 20.7 18 10 9 1 67% .250 7.8 4.4 0.4 3.9 1.35 3.92 0.9 0.2
1984 CHN MLB 5 5 0 19 14 92.3 123 23 43 7 60% .353 12.0 2.2 0.7 4.2 1.58 5.17 4.6 0.6
1985 HAW AAA 6 2 0 8 8 54.0 52 12 46 2 0% .000 8.7 2.0 0.3 7.7 1.19 2.50 0.0 0.0
1985 PIT MLB 14 8 1 31 26 194.0 153 52 138 7 70% .255 7.1 2.4 0.3 6.4 1.06 2.27 11.7 1.7
1986 PIT MLB 9 16 0 35 34 215.7 232 57 125 20 64% .295 9.7 2.4 0.8 5.2 1.34 3.96 -0.2 0.2
1987 PIT MLB 8 6 0 25 25 177.0 163 35 80 12 56% .259 8.3 1.8 0.6 4.1 1.12 2.75 16.9 1.9
1987 SFN MLB 5 3 0 9 8 50.0 44 7 27 1 49% .256 7.9 1.3 0.2 4.9 1.02 4.32 9.2 0.9
1988 SFN MLB 19 11 0 36 36 245.0 242 42 92 11 46% .272 8.9 1.5 0.4 3.4 1.16 3.12 18.7 1.9
1989 SFN MLB 17 8 0 32 32 208.3 195 54 111 18 48% .262 8.4 2.3 0.8 4.8 1.20 2.94 17.1 1.9
1990 SFN MLB 3 6 1 15 13 87.0 102 31 49 8 44% .312 10.6 3.2 0.8 5.1 1.53 3.93 4.9 0.6
1991 SFN MLB 0 2 0 4 1 10.7 17 7 4 0 40% .395 14.3 5.9 0.0 3.4 2.25 4.22 0.3 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
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 -

Compensation

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  Title Author Date
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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