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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
13 1918 130 92 0 818 4.27 17.2
Birth Date12-1-1970
Height6' 3"
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
1993 MON 22 14 14 85.7 85.7 0.0 8 0 0 0 7 0 341 85 33 26 5 120 18 17 0 31 2.73 3.64 3.59 16.9 1.9
1994 MON 23 20 20 92.3 92.3 0.0 7 3 0 0 5 0 397 106 60 53 11 159 23 22 2 50 5.17 4.34 5.68 1.4 0.1
1995 MON 24 9 9 47.3 47.3 0.0 5 3 0 0 3 0 184 38 17 17 3 51 9 9 1 28 3.23 3.34 4.36 4.0 0.5
1996 MON 25 16 16 78.7 78.7 0.0 5 6 0 0 5 0 338 91 44 40 12 142 22 22 2 30 4.58 5.23 5.94 2.5 0.4
1996 SFN 25 4 3 23.3 21.0 2.3 1 2 0 0 3 0 92 18 6 5 0 23 5 5 0 16 1.93 2.37 3.18 6.2 0.6
1997 SFN 26 32 32 190.7 190.7 0.0 13 6 0 0 21 0 802 194 83 73 17 290 51 43 1 115 3.45 3.84 4.38 28.2 3.3
1998 SFN 27 33 33 187.7 187.7 0.0 16 9 0 0 15 1 806 193 100 91 27 315 57 54 7 102 4.36 4.87 5.55 13.0 1.7
1999 SFN 28 33 33 184.7 184.7 0.0 15 10 0 0 17 0 804 219 118 111 28 354 55 53 2 94 5.41 4.95 5.22 23.0 2.4
2000 SFN 29 32 31 184.0 181.7 2.3 11 9 0 0 19 0 799 205 92 81 23 324 62 57 2 71 3.96 4.95 5.27 16.6 2.1
2001 SFN 30 34 34 195.3 195.3 0.0 14 12 0 0 16 2 840 213 105 96 25 350 66 62 4 83 4.42 4.90 5.49 8.5 2.0
2002 SFN 31 33 33 203.7 203.7 0.0 14 8 0 0 19 0 846 204 83 73 22 305 54 47 1 76 3.23 4.35 5.19 11.2 1.6
2003 SFN 32 27 27 147.0 147.0 0.0 10 5 0 0 14 0 632 170 77 74 14 249 47 45 1 41 4.53 4.63 5.69 3.5 0.7
2004 SFN 33 33 33 190.3 190.3 0.0 9 12 0 0 13 1 840 225 108 100 21 352 66 61 1 56 4.73 4.86 6.11 -7.4 -0.1
2005 SFN 34 20 18 107.3 99.0 8.3 2 7 0 0 5 2 489 131 78 71 12 204 47 44 1 25 5.95 5.32 6.15 -2.9 0.1
Career3403361918.01905.013.0130920016268210209210049112203238582541258184.274.605.31124.717.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1991 SUM A 8 5 40.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 ROK A 26 26 174.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 MON MLB 14 14 85.7 3.59 116 .230 .264 .323 .402 .258 .279 94 14.6 1.5 16.9 1.9
1993 HAR AA 9 8 59.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 OTT AAA 7 7 43.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 MON MLB 20 20 92.3 5.68 80 .268 .266 .327 .408 .253 .305 101 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
1994 OTT AAA 1 1 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 MON MLB 9 9 47.3 4.36 103 .202 .263 .322 .409 .254 .245 96 6.0 0.6 4.0 0.5
1995 OTT AAA 20 20 120.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 MON MLB 16 16 78.7 5.94 78 .265 .264 .326 .421 .253 .290 103 1.9 0.2 2.5 0.4
1996 SFN MLB 4 3 23.3 3.18 133 .192 .262 .324 .400 .244 .254 101 6.4 0.6 6.2 0.6
1996 OTT AAA 3 3 15.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 PHX AAA 5 5 25.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 SFN MLB 32 32 190.7 4.38 104 .250 .260 .325 .405 .255 .286 99 24.9 2.5 28.2 3.3
1998 SFN MLB 33 33 187.7 5.55 78 .260 .263 .327 .411 .257 .271 98 5.2 0.5 13.0 1.7
1999 SFN MLB 33 33 184.7 5.22 93 .271 .269 .339 .434 .259 .306 98 19.5 1.8 23.0 2.4
2000 SFN MLB 32 31 184.0 5.27 88 .270 .263 .332 .424 .256 .284 93 10.4 1.0 16.6 2.1
2001 SFN MLB 34 34 195.3 5.49 81 .278 .261 .326 .428 .258 .284 97 1.6 0.2 8.5 2.0
2002 SFN MLB 33 33 203.7 5.19 82 .246 .255 .317 .398 .250 .263 97 2.5 0.3 11.2 1.6
2003 SFN MLB 27 27 147.0 5.69 73 .265 .258 .321 .411 .255 .295 96 -1.7 -0.2 3.5 0.7
2003 FRE AAA 1 1 4.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .125 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SFN MLB 33 33 190.3 6.11 71 .272 .260 .323 .421 .255 .293 101 -8.5 -0.8 -7.4 -0.1
2005 SFN MLB 20 18 107.3 6.15 64 .294 .253 .317 .396 .251 .295 99 -6.3 -0.6 -2.9 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
1991 SUM A 3 1 0 8 5 40.7 32 10 27 3 0% .000 7.1 2.2 0.7 6.0 1.03 1.33 0.0 0.0
1992 ROK A 11 9 0 26 26 174.3 150 36 153 5 0% .000 7.7 1.9 0.3 7.9 1.07 2.58 0.0 0.0
1993 MON MLB 8 0 0 14 14 85.7 85 18 31 5 43% .279 8.9 1.9 0.5 3.3 1.20 2.73 16.9 1.9
1993 OTT AAA 4 2 0 7 7 43.3 46 3 27 7 0% .000 9.6 0.6 1.5 5.6 1.13 2.70 0.0 0.0
1993 HAR AA 5 0 0 9 8 59.7 47 7 36 4 0% .000 7.1 1.1 0.6 5.4 0.90 1.36 0.0 0.0
1994 MON MLB 7 3 0 20 20 92.3 106 23 50 11 47% .305 10.3 2.2 1.1 4.9 1.40 5.17 1.4 0.1
1994 OTT AAA 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 1 0 1 1 0% .000 4.5 0.0 4.5 4.5 0.50 4.50 0.0 0.0
1995 MON MLB 5 3 0 9 9 47.3 38 9 28 3 41% .245 7.2 1.7 0.6 5.3 0.99 3.23 4.0 0.5
1995 OTT AAA 9 7 0 20 20 120.7 120 25 67 7 0% .000 8.9 1.9 0.5 5.0 1.20 3.06 0.0 0.0
1996 MON MLB 5 6 0 16 16 78.7 91 22 30 12 46% .290 10.4 2.5 1.4 3.4 1.44 4.58 2.5 0.4
1996 SFN MLB 1 2 0 4 3 23.3 18 5 16 0 46% .254 6.9 1.9 0.0 6.2 0.99 1.93 6.2 0.6
1996 OTT AAA 1 2 0 3 3 15.0 21 3 3 3 0% .000 12.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.60 4.20 0.0 0.0
1996 PHX AAA 1 2 0 5 5 25.7 25 12 15 2 0% .000 8.8 4.2 0.7 5.3 1.44 3.50 0.0 0.0
1997 SFN MLB 13 6 0 32 32 190.7 194 51 115 17 52% .286 9.2 2.4 0.8 5.4 1.28 3.45 28.2 3.3
1998 SFN MLB 16 9 0 33 33 187.7 193 57 102 27 49% .271 9.3 2.7 1.3 4.9 1.33 4.36 13.0 1.7
1999 SFN MLB 15 10 0 33 33 184.7 219 55 94 28 39% .306 10.7 2.7 1.4 4.6 1.48 5.41 23.0 2.4
2000 SFN MLB 11 9 0 32 31 184.0 205 62 71 23 48% .284 10.0 3.0 1.1 3.5 1.45 3.96 16.6 2.1
2001 SFN MLB 14 12 0 34 34 195.3 213 66 83 25 49% .284 9.8 3.0 1.2 3.8 1.43 4.42 8.5 2.0
2002 SFN MLB 14 8 0 33 33 203.7 204 54 76 22 52% .263 9.0 2.4 1.0 3.4 1.27 3.23 11.2 1.6
2003 SFN MLB 10 5 0 27 27 147.0 170 47 41 14 51% .295 10.4 2.9 0.9 2.5 1.48 4.53 3.5 0.7
2003 FRE AAA 0 0 0 1 1 4.7 1 2 6 0 0% .125 1.9 3.8 0.0 11.5 0.64 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 SFN MLB 9 12 0 33 33 190.3 225 66 56 21 52% .293 10.6 3.1 1.0 2.6 1.53 4.73 -7.4 -0.1
2005 SFN MLB 2 7 0 20 18 107.3 131 47 25 12 45% .295 11.0 3.9 1.0 2.1 1.66 5.95 -2.9 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
2005-07-30 2005-08-14 15-DL 15 13 Right Foot Inflammation Gout In Foot -
2003-07-26 2003-08-24 15-DL 29 25 Left Shoulder Strain -
2003-07-09 2003-07-25 15-DL 16 13 Left Shoulder Strain -
1996-05-10 1996-05-26 15-DL 16 14 Left Knee Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 SFN $7,133,333
2004 SFN $6,133,333
2003 SFN $5,866,667
2002 SFN $4,866,667
2001 SFN $4,866,667
2000 SFN $4,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$32,866,667
6 yrTotal$32,866,667

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 124 dCSMG2 yr/$12M (04-05) incl $3M sb

Details
  • designated for assignment 8/05 signed extension 2/03
  • $3M signing bonus ($1M 1/31/04, 1/31/05, 1/31/06) 04:$4M ($6,133,333 USAT), 05:$5M
  • 3 year/$15.6M (01-03) incl $3.35M signing bonus over 3 years
  • 01:$3.75M, 02:$3.75M, 03:$4.75M

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DateQuestionAnswer
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, who are the pitchers coming onto the ballot next year? I've heard that there's going to be a wave which will cut into Blyleven's vote count. Is that true? Also, do you see the Vets Committee enshrining Lou and Tram after Tram drops off the ballot (this seems, rather unfortunately, inevitible).
(David from Huntersville NC)
Pitchers eligible for next year's ballot include Kevin Brown, John Franco, Al Leiter, Wilson Alvarez, Ugueth Urbina, Ismael Valdez, Paul Quantrill, Cal Eldred, Kirk Rueter and Steve Reed. I don't see any of them cutting into anybody's support, and other than the first three, I don't see any of them even getting through the nomination stage. Though if Mike Jackson can... (Jay Jaffe)


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