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Portrait of Ricardo Rincon

Ricardo Rincon PIndians

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 443.7 21 24 21 400 3.59 6.4
Birth Date4-13-1970
Height5' 10"
Weight190 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
1997 PIT 27 62 0 60.0 0.0 60.0 4 8 4 2 0 0 254 51 26 23 5 75 24 18 2 71 3.45 3.09 3.25 12.9 1.2
1998 PIT 28 60 0 65.0 0.0 65.0 0 2 14 4 0 0 272 50 31 21 6 84 29 27 0 64 2.91 3.64 4.44 6.1 0.7
1999 CLE 29 59 0 44.7 0.0 44.7 2 3 0 3 0 0 193 41 22 22 6 68 24 19 1 30 4.43 5.29 5.69 2.6 0.2
2000 CLE 30 35 0 20.0 0.0 20.0 2 0 0 2 0 0 90 17 7 6 1 26 13 12 1 20 2.70 3.97 3.31 4.1 0.4
2001 CLE 31 67 0 54.0 0.0 54.0 2 1 2 3 0 0 223 44 18 17 3 63 21 16 0 50 2.83 3.13 3.34 10.3 1.0
2002 CLE 32 46 0 35.7 0.0 35.7 1 4 0 3 0 0 150 36 21 19 3 53 8 7 1 30 4.79 3.23 3.23 7.8 0.8
2002 OAK 32 25 0 20.3 0.0 20.3 0 0 1 2 0 0 72 11 7 7 1 18 3 3 0 19 3.10 2.27 2.59 4.7 0.5
2003 OAK 33 64 0 55.3 0.0 55.3 8 4 0 5 0 0 241 45 21 20 4 67 32 28 3 40 3.25 4.49 4.38 5.9 0.6
2004 OAK 34 67 0 44.0 0.0 44.0 1 1 0 7 0 0 201 45 22 18 3 62 22 18 1 40 3.68 3.79 3.30 11.8 1.2
2005 OAK 35 67 0 37.3 0.0 37.3 1 1 0 5 0 0 162 34 19 18 7 61 20 16 1 27 4.34 5.73 5.08 0.2 0.0
2006 SLN 36 5 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 6 4 4 1 11 4 4 1 6 10.80 7.91 5.01 -0.2 -0.0
2008 NYN 38 8 0 4.0 0.0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 4 2 2 1 8 1 1 0 3 4.50 5.61 7.80 -0.9 -0.1
Career5650443.70.0443.72124213600189538420017741596201169114003.593.933.9965.26.4

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
1997 PIT MLB 62 0 60.0 3.25 132 .235 .268 .341 .424 .265 .303 103 12.9 1.3 12.9 1.2
1998 PIT MLB 60 0 65.0 4.44 105 .229 .273 .342 .439 .268 .254 101 6.5 0.6 6.1 0.7
1998 CAR AA 2 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NAS AAA 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CLE MLB 59 0 44.7 5.69 99 .242 .278 .350 .452 .269 .265 106 2.6 0.2 2.6 0.2
1999 AKR AA 2 2 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CLE MLB 35 0 20.0 3.31 138 .235 .283 .359 .468 .275 .291 99 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2000 BUF AAA 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CLE MLB 67 0 54.0 3.34 133 .214 .268 .336 .430 .264 .275 101 10.3 1.0 10.3 1.0
2002 CLE MLB 46 0 35.7 3.23 134 .255 .275 .342 .443 .274 .306 101 8.0 0.8 7.8 0.8
2002 OAK MLB 25 0 20.3 2.59 142 .174 .275 .339 .443 .274 .204 92 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2003 OAK MLB 64 0 55.3 4.38 107 .255 .269 .335 .431 .264 .253 95 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2004 OAK MLB 67 0 44.0 3.30 138 .242 .275 .341 .437 .262 .311 105 11.8 1.2 11.8 1.2
2005 OAK MLB 67 0 37.3 5.08 90 .274 .271 .332 .430 .266 .252 98 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2006 SLN MLB 5 0 3.3 5.01 91 .408 .254 .320 .417 .251 .556 94 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2006 MEX wor 4 0 2.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 FRE AAA 7 0 5.3 3.10 145 .237 .303 .371 .442 .271 .389 109 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2007 CUL Wnt 4 0 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CUL Wnt 6 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CUL Wnt 3 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 NYN MLB 8 0 4.0 7.80 19 .293 .270 .343 .431 .272 .273 92 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2008 NWO AAA 1 0 1.0 3.50 136 .006 .301 .400 .535 .306 .000 104 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2008 MCD mex 42 0 35.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .374 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 MCD mex 44 0 31.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .280 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 PZA mex 31 12 78.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 MXC Wnt 3 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MOC Wnt 14 0 9.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .241 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 HER Wnt 10 0 5.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .467 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
1997 PIT MLB 4 8 4 62 0 60.0 51 24 71 5 41% .303 7.7 3.6 0.8 10.7 1.25 3.45 12.9 1.2
1998 PIT MLB 0 2 14 60 0 65.0 50 29 64 6 46% .254 6.9 4.0 0.8 8.9 1.22 2.91 6.1 0.7
1998 NAS AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1998 CAR AA 0 0 0 2 0 3.0 5 2 1 1 0% .000 15.0 6.0 3.0 3.0 2.33 6.00 0.0 0.0
1999 CLE MLB 2 3 0 59 0 44.7 41 24 30 6 44% .265 8.3 4.8 1.2 6.0 1.46 4.43 2.6 0.2
1999 AKR AA 0 0 0 2 2 1.7 2 0 2 1 0% .000 10.6 0.0 5.3 10.6 1.18 5.29 0.0 0.0
2000 CLE MLB 2 0 0 35 0 20.0 17 13 20 1 36% .291 7.7 5.8 0.5 9.0 1.50 2.70 4.1 0.4
2000 BUF AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 0 2 0 0% .000 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 CLE MLB 2 1 2 67 0 54.0 44 21 50 3 54% .275 7.3 3.5 0.5 8.3 1.20 2.83 10.3 1.0
2002 CLE MLB 1 4 0 46 0 35.7 36 8 30 3 53% .306 9.1 2.0 0.8 7.6 1.23 4.79 7.8 0.8
2002 OAK MLB 0 0 1 25 0 20.3 11 3 19 1 46% .204 4.9 1.3 0.4 8.4 0.69 3.10 4.7 0.5
2003 OAK MLB 8 4 0 64 0 55.3 45 32 40 4 45% .253 7.3 5.2 0.7 6.5 1.39 3.25 5.9 0.6
2004 OAK MLB 1 1 0 67 0 44.0 45 22 40 3 45% .311 9.2 4.5 0.6 8.2 1.52 3.68 11.8 1.2
2005 OAK MLB 1 1 0 67 0 37.3 34 20 27 7 43% .252 8.2 4.8 1.7 6.5 1.45 4.34 0.2 0.0
2006 SLN MLB 0 0 0 5 0 3.3 6 4 6 1 50% .556 16.2 10.8 2.7 16.2 3.00 10.80 -0.2 -0.0
2006 MEX wor 0 0 0 4 0 2.2 0 0 1 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.1 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2007 CUL Wnt 0 0 0 3 0 1.7 0 0 1 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.3 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2007 FRE AAA 1 0 1 7 0 5.3 7 1 3 0 50% .389 11.9 1.7 0.0 5.1 1.51 1.70 1.8 0.2
2008 NWO AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.00 0.00 0.2 0.0
2008 MCD mex 0 2 2 42 0 35.3 48 6 23 2 0% .374 12.2 1.5 0.5 5.9 1.53 3.82 0.0 0.0
2008 NYN MLB 0 0 0 8 0 4.0 4 1 3 1 17% .273 9.0 2.2 2.2 6.8 1.25 4.50 -0.9 -0.1
2009 MCD mex 1 1 2 44 0 31.7 36 14 24 8 0% .280 10.2 4.0 2.3 6.8 1.58 5.11 0.0 0.0
2010 MXC Wnt 0 0 0 3 0 1.7 3 2 0 0 0% .429 15.9 10.6 0.0 0.0 2.94 15.88 0.0 0.0
2010 PZA mex 8 8 0 31 12 78.3 81 43 48 8 0% .286 9.3 4.9 0.9 5.5 1.58 5.75 0.0 0.0
2011 MOC Wnt 1 0 0 14 0 9.7 7 5 5 0 0% .241 6.5 4.7 0.0 4.7 1.24 1.86 0.0 0.0
2012 HER Wnt 1 1 0 10 0 5.3 8 3 8 1 0% .467 13.5 5.1 1.7 13.5 2.06 11.81 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
2008 50 0.5000 0.5200 0.6538 0.7600 0.2800 0.6842 0.5714 0.3462
Career500.50.520.65380.760.280.68420.57140.3462

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2006-04-28 2006-04-28 On-Alr 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Ulnar Nerve Transposition 2006-05-11
2006-04-28 2006-10-27 60-DL 182 140 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Rotator Cuff 2006-05-11
2000-05-17 2000-08-23 60-DL 98 85 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 2000-06-08 -
1999-04-12 1999-05-14 15-DL 32 27 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
1998-03-26 1998-04-14 15-DL 19 13 Right Groin Strain - -
1997-06-19 1997-07-04 15-DL 15 14 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 NYN $1,450,000
2006 SLN $1,450,000
2005 OAK $1,900,000
2004 OAK $1,750,000
2003 OAK $1,700,000
2002 CLE, OAK $1,500,000
2001 CLE $1,500,000
2000 CLE $1,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$12,250,000
8 yrTotal$12,250,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 yDave Stewart

Details
  • contract purchased 9/1/08 signed as a free agent from SF 1/23/08, 1 year/$0.75M ($0.125M min, split contract)
  • performance bonus:$50K each 40,45 g
  • $75K each 50,55,60,65 g
  • signed as a free agent from STL 4/07 (minor-league contract)
  • released 3/07 signed as a free agent from OAK 1/06, 2 year/$2.9M (06-07), 06:$1.45M, 07:$1.45M
  • re-signed 12/03, 2 year/$3.65M (04-05), 04:$1.75M, 05:$1.9M
  • OAK exercised 03 opt
  • acquired in trade from CLE 7/02
  • CLE exercised 02-03 opts

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-14 16:00:00 (link to chat)The Brian Giles meltdown from a .319 EQA to .201 last year has to be one of the largest ever doesn't it?
(paulbellows from Calgary)
That’s one for the database to ponder, but the number that sticks out is that .214 BABIP. In our “roundtable” this week on hitter BABIP, I pointed out that some things stay consistent for hitters, and some do not, but BABIP overall for hitters is somewhat stable. Giles fell so far so fast that I have to wonder if Giles’s half-season (yes, I know about the bum knee) was partly the result of a run of bad luck over what ended up being a small-ish sample size. If he does retire, I can at least stop having bad flashbacks to the Ricardo Rincon era in Cleveland whenever I hear Giles’s name mentioned. (Russell A. Carleton)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Ricardo Rincon threw 50 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Slider (83mph) and Change (85mph), also mixing in a Sinker (88mph). He also rarely threw a Fourseam Fastball (89mph).