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Portrait of Jose Rijo

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
14 1880 116 91 3 1606 3.24 36.4
Birth Date5-13-1965
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
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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
1984 NYA 19 24 5 62.3 27.0 35.3 2 8 2 2 2 0 289 74 40 33 5 101 33 32 1 47 4.76 3.92 4.24 6.3 0.7
1985 OAK 20 12 9 63.7 53.3 10.3 6 4 0 1 6 1 272 57 26 25 6 91 28 26 1 65 3.53 3.29 3.04 15.3 1.6
1986 OAK 21 39 26 193.7 181.0 12.7 9 11 1 2 12 5 856 172 116 100 24 294 108 101 4 176 4.65 4.32 4.88 12.6 1.3
1987 OAK 22 21 14 82.3 72.0 10.3 2 7 0 0 4 2 394 106 67 54 10 158 41 40 2 67 5.90 4.39 4.76 9.8 1.0
1988 CIN 23 49 19 162.0 113.0 49.0 13 8 0 3 11 1 653 120 47 43 7 172 63 56 3 160 2.39 2.52 3.33 23.8 2.5
1989 CIN 24 19 19 111.0 111.0 0.0 7 6 0 0 10 0 464 101 39 35 6 137 48 45 2 86 2.84 3.17 3.51 18.1 1.9
1990 CIN 25 29 29 197.0 197.0 0.0 14 8 0 0 20 2 801 151 65 59 10 223 78 77 2 152 2.70 3.14 3.59 37.3 4.0
1991 CIN 26 30 30 204.3 204.3 0.0 15 6 0 0 25 1 825 165 69 57 8 230 55 51 3 172 2.51 2.47 3.02 55.8 5.7
1992 CIN 27 33 33 211.0 211.0 0.0 15 10 0 0 23 1 836 185 67 60 15 264 44 43 3 171 2.56 2.75 3.64 31.0 3.5
1993 CIN 28 36 36 257.3 257.3 0.0 14 9 0 0 28 2 1029 218 76 71 19 325 62 60 2 227 2.48 2.92 3.27 71.1 7.4
1994 CIN 29 26 26 172.3 172.3 0.0 9 6 0 0 19 0 733 177 73 59 16 264 52 51 4 171 3.08 3.26 3.45 48.3 4.7
1995 CIN 30 14 14 69.0 69.0 0.0 5 4 0 0 2 1 295 76 33 32 6 113 22 21 0 62 4.17 3.35 3.70 17.6 1.7
2001 CIN 36 13 0 17.0 0.0 17.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 19 6 4 2 27 9 7 0 12 2.12 4.71 3.28 3.7 0.4
2002 CIN 37 31 9 77.0 44.7 32.3 5 4 0 0 1 1 340 89 48 44 13 147 20 19 1 38 5.14 4.90 5.91 -0.9 -0.1
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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
1982 PAI Rk 13 12 79.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 FTL A+ 21 21 160.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 NAS AA 5 5 40.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 NYA MLB 24 5 62.3 4.24 101 .298 .261 .318 .389 .259 .340 96 6.3 0.7 6.3 0.7
1984 COH AAA 11 11 65.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 OAK MLB 12 9 63.7 3.04 128 .259 .265 .327 .418 .270 .297 93 15.3 1.6 15.3 1.6
1985 TAC AAA 24 24 149.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 OAK MLB 39 26 193.7 4.88 91 .278 .262 .328 .410 .267 .272 96 12.6 1.3 12.6 1.3
1987 OAK MLB 21 14 82.3 4.76 98 .307 .268 .335 .424 .265 .352 94 9.8 1.0 9.8 1.0
1987 TAC AAA 9 8 54.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 CIN MLB 49 19 162.0 3.33 116 .222 .249 .309 .359 .255 .269 103 25.1 2.7 23.8 2.5
1989 CIN MLB 19 19 111.0 3.51 113 .248 .243 .307 .360 .254 .295 102 16.6 1.8 18.1 1.9
1990 CIN MLB 29 29 197.0 3.59 120 .224 .259 .321 .385 .261 .252 107 34.7 3.7 37.3 4.0
1990 NAS AAA 1 1 4.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 CIN MLB 30 30 204.3 3.02 132 .214 .246 .307 .368 .251 .267 107 51.1 5.4 55.8 5.7
1992 CIN MLB 33 33 211.0 3.64 109 .229 .246 .304 .361 .249 .282 103 26.3 2.9 31.0 3.5
1993 CIN MLB 36 36 257.3 3.27 129 .220 .264 .324 .400 .258 .277 102 60.1 6.1 71.1 7.4
1994 CIN MLB 26 26 172.3 3.45 128 .243 .265 .326 .408 .253 .329 103 44.8 4.3 48.3 4.7
1995 CIN MLB 14 14 69.0 3.70 122 .253 .254 .317 .389 .249 .341 102 17.6 1.7 17.6 1.7
2001 CIN MLB 13 0 17.0 3.28 132 .273 .252 .313 .407 .246 .298 101 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2001 DYT A 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHT AA 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LOU AAA 6 4 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Lic Wnt 3 0 10.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CIN MLB 31 9 77.0 5.91 73 .275 .254 .322 .401 .256 .284 104 -0.3 -0.0 -0.9 -0.1

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
1982 PAI Rk 8 4 0 13 12 79.3 76 22 66 6 0% .000 8.6 2.5 0.7 7.5 1.24 2.50 0.0 0.0
1983 NAS AA 3 2 0 5 5 40.3 31 22 32 1 0% .000 6.9 4.9 0.2 7.1 1.32 2.68 0.0 0.0
1983 FTL A+ 15 5 0 21 21 160.3 129 43 152 6 0% .000 7.2 2.4 0.3 8.5 1.07 1.68 0.0 0.0
1984 NYA MLB 2 8 2 24 5 62.3 74 33 47 5 50% .340 10.7 4.8 0.7 6.8 1.72 4.76 6.3 0.7
1984 COH AAA 3 3 0 11 11 65.3 67 40 47 7 0% .000 9.2 5.5 1.0 6.5 1.64 4.41 0.0 0.0
1985 OAK MLB 6 4 0 12 9 63.7 57 28 65 6 39% .297 8.1 4.0 0.8 9.2 1.34 3.53 15.3 1.6
1985 TAC AAA 7 10 0 24 24 149.0 116 108 179 6 0% .000 7.0 6.5 0.4 10.8 1.50 2.90 0.0 0.0
1986 OAK MLB 9 11 1 39 26 193.7 172 108 176 24 48% .272 8.0 5.0 1.1 8.2 1.45 4.65 12.6 1.3
1987 TAC AAA 2 4 0 9 8 54.7 44 28 67 5 0% .000 7.2 4.6 0.8 11.0 1.32 3.95 0.0 0.0
1987 OAK MLB 2 7 0 21 14 82.3 106 41 67 10 45% .352 11.6 4.5 1.1 7.3 1.79 5.90 9.8 1.0
1988 CIN MLB 13 8 0 49 19 162.0 120 63 160 7 55% .269 6.7 3.5 0.4 8.9 1.13 2.39 23.8 2.5
1989 CIN MLB 7 6 0 19 19 111.0 101 48 86 6 50% .295 8.2 3.9 0.5 7.0 1.34 2.84 18.1 1.9
1990 CIN MLB 14 8 0 29 29 197.0 151 78 152 10 46% .252 6.9 3.6 0.5 6.9 1.16 2.70 37.3 4.0
1990 NAS AAA 0 0 0 1 1 4.3 5 2 2 0 0% .000 10.5 4.2 0.0 4.2 1.63 8.37 0.0 0.0
1991 CIN MLB 15 6 0 30 30 204.3 165 55 172 8 44% .267 7.3 2.4 0.4 7.6 1.08 2.51 55.8 5.7
1992 CIN MLB 15 10 0 33 33 211.0 185 44 171 15 53% .282 7.9 1.9 0.6 7.3 1.09 2.56 31.0 3.5
1993 CIN MLB 14 9 0 36 36 257.3 218 62 227 19 53% .277 7.6 2.2 0.7 7.9 1.09 2.48 71.1 7.4
1994 CIN MLB 9 6 0 26 26 172.3 177 52 171 16 52% .329 9.2 2.7 0.8 8.9 1.33 3.08 48.3 4.7
1995 CIN MLB 5 4 0 14 14 69.0 76 22 62 6 50% .341 9.9 2.9 0.8 8.1 1.42 4.17 17.6 1.7
2001 CIN MLB 0 0 0 13 0 17.0 19 9 12 2 34% .298 10.1 4.8 1.1 6.4 1.65 2.12 3.7 0.4
2001 DYT A 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 3 0 1 0 0% .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 1.00 3.00 0.0 0.0
2001 Lic Wnt 0 2 0 3 0 10.7 24 4 6 0 0% .000 20.2 3.4 0.0 5.0 2.62 10.09 0.0 0.0
2001 LOU AAA 0 0 0 6 4 14.0 16 5 7 2 0% .000 10.3 3.2 1.3 4.5 1.50 5.14 0.0 0.0
2001 CHT AA 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 1 1 3 0 0% .000 3.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 0.67 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 CIN MLB 5 4 0 31 9 77.0 89 20 38 13 48% .284 10.4 2.3 1.5 4.4 1.42 5.14 -0.9 -0.1

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
2002-06-02 2002-07-13 15-DL 41 34 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
1997-02-17 1997-09-29 60-DL 224 162 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Flexor Tendon and Scar Tissue and Loose Bodies 1996-11-21 -
1996-11-21 1996-11-21 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Flexor Tendon and Scar Tissue and Loose Bodies 1996-11-21 -
1996-04-02 1996-09-30 60-DL 181 162 Right Elbow Surgery Scar Tissue and Calcium Deposit 1996-04-08 -
1995-07-19 1995-10-15 60-DL 88 70 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1995-08-22 -
1992-04-18 1992-05-03 15-DL 15 12 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1991-06-21 1991-07-26 15-DL 35 28 Right Ankle Fracture Sliding Into Base - -
1990-06-29 1990-07-21 15-DL 22 19 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
1989-07-17 1989-09-01 46 42 - Low Back Strain - -
1988-08-15 1988-09-08 15-DL 24 22 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis - -

Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

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Diagnostics

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Rijoís right elbow was nearly declared a Ligament-Free Zone sometime between the third and fifth time it was operated on. Nonetheless, the winner of the 2002 Tony Conigliaro Award showed signs of being something more than an inspirational story until Boone asked him to throw 110 pitches in a start in early May. Rijo wants to pitch again this season, which forces the Reds to decide whether his contributions off the mound will exceed someone elseís on it.
2002 Cut through the nostalgia surrounding Jose Rijoís comeback, and itís not hard to accept that he can provide value as more than just a celebrity to finish up a blowout now and again. The Marlins get some benefit from having Ricky Bones in the bullpen as a combination of a Spanish-speaking coach and a mentor, and Rijo was credited with playing a similar role with Acevedo and Reyes. On 11- or 12-man pitching staffs, you can find room for somebody like that.
1996  Injuries finally took down one of the best pitchers of this era. We've been spoiled by Maddux and Clemens, but Rijo was right with them from 1988-1993, posting six consecutive sub-3.00 ERAs while pitching in a bandbox. His W-L records were never spectacular, but he is probably the third-best pitcher of the post-Carlton era. He should return in May or June, but with diminished effectiveness. Needs another 3-5 years of good pitching for Hall of Fame consideration.

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Raising Aces: Ghosts of World Series PastDoug Thorburn2014-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Killer CsChris Mosch2014-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Kluber Completes a GameDaniel Rathman2014-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The FreshmenJim Baker2007-11-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Chicago CubsWill Carroll2006-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The King?Joe Sheehan2005-08-15
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City RoyalsCaleb Peiffer2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessAn Ounce of Prevention...: Keeping Young Arms HealthyDave Haller2005-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTrading a Superstar: It's Not as Rare as You Might ThinkMark Armour2004-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Elite Pitchers' Minor League CareersDayn Perry2003-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Mussina MurmursWill Carroll2003-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsWill Carroll2003-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsLee Sinins2003-04-16
Not-in-Book Players: 37 Guys We MissedBaseball Prospectus2003-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Forcing the IssueWill Carroll2003-03-12


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