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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
18 2697.7 171 139 6 1679 4.08 26.9
Birth Date6-21-1956
Height6' 7"
Weight215 lbs
BatsL
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
1976 LAN 20 1 1 5.0 5.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 3 0.00 2.05 2.39 0.8 0.1
1978 LAN 22 2 0 1.7 0.0 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0.00 6.22 7.65 -0.8 -0.1
1979 LAN 23 39 30 242.0 220.7 21.3 17 10 0 0 19 4 1016 217 104 93 16 297 97 91 2 117 3.46 3.81 3.99 28.0 2.2
1980 LAN 24 42 10 110.0 50.3 59.7 3 9 5 4 4 1 491 122 73 68 10 175 55 53 1 59 5.56 4.38 4.57 1.5 -0.0
1981 LAN 25 14 6 47.0 31.0 16.0 2 2 0 0 4 0 197 41 24 21 5 67 20 18 2 16 4.02 4.78 4.94 -2.1 -0.2
1982 CLE 26 34 27 216.0 198.0 18.0 14 8 1 1 19 3 887 174 81 71 16 252 98 96 4 142 2.96 3.75 4.50 15.4 1.6
1983 CLE 27 36 35 243.3 241.7 1.7 17 11 0 1 17 4 1061 251 131 116 23 400 102 97 6 160 4.29 4.07 4.03 36.8 3.9
1984 CHN 28 20 20 150.3 150.3 0.0 16 1 0 0 15 0 602 123 53 45 9 190 39 39 1 155 2.69 2.31 2.97 35.1 3.8
1984 CLE 28 15 15 94.3 94.3 0.0 4 5 0 0 5 4 428 111 60 54 7 161 46 43 2 58 5.15 4.01 4.15 9.9 1.1
1985 CHN 29 20 20 130.0 130.0 0.0 8 8 0 0 12 1 549 119 51 46 12 180 44 41 3 102 3.18 3.33 3.47 25.5 2.9
1986 CHN 30 28 27 176.7 174.7 2.0 5 14 0 0 10 5 764 166 92 91 18 259 96 88 1 122 4.64 4.34 4.89 17.3 1.8
1987 CHN 31 34 34 237.3 237.3 0.0 18 10 0 0 22 3 1012 223 106 97 24 355 106 92 4 174 3.68 4.11 4.96 24.8 2.9
1988 CHN 32 32 32 226.0 226.0 0.0 13 14 0 0 16 3 958 232 97 97 18 335 70 61 2 144 3.86 3.42 4.15 16.5 1.7
1989 CHN 33 35 34 229.0 227.7 1.3 16 11 0 0 22 2 938 202 98 93 18 298 69 61 2 153 3.66 3.28 4.35 17.0 1.6
1990 CHN 34 5 5 21.3 21.3 0.0 0 2 0 0 1 0 97 25 14 14 2 36 12 12 0 7 5.91 5.06 5.05 1.4 0.2
1991 CHN 35 19 18 96.7 96.0 0.7 6 5 0 0 9 0 422 96 52 44 4 138 45 43 0 52 4.10 3.65 4.23 11.4 1.2
1992 BAL 36 36 36 237.3 237.3 0.0 16 15 0 0 18 6 1018 251 123 118 20 362 74 70 7 109 4.47 3.99 4.12 23.6 2.6
1993 BAL 37 29 28 166.0 163.7 2.3 10 10 0 0 12 2 763 212 112 106 23 335 74 69 6 80 5.75 5.28 6.07 -2.5 -0.3
1994 SLN 38 16 14 67.7 65.0 2.7 6 4 0 0 4 0 319 93 53 49 11 149 32 30 2 26 6.52 5.92 6.19 -2.1 -0.1
Career4573922697.72570.3127.31711396620938115482662132412232363993108110064616794.083.914.40257.326.9

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
1976 LAN MLB 1 1 5.0 2.39 133 .134 .231 .315 .288 .235 .154 89 0.9 0.1 0.8 0.1
1978 LAN MLB 2 0 1.7 7.65 -7 .284 .238 .316 .353 .261 .286 92 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
1979 LAN MLB 39 30 242.0 3.99 106 .237 .261 .322 .385 .255 .256 101 23.4 2.4 28.0 2.2
1980 LAN MLB 42 10 110.0 4.57 83 .285 .262 .319 .373 .255 .307 97 0.8 0.1 1.5 -0.0
1981 LAN MLB 14 6 47.0 4.94 66 .277 .245 .307 .349 .251 .235 95 -2.7 -0.3 -2.1 -0.2
1982 CLE MLB 34 27 216.0 4.50 100 .240 .264 .325 .407 .266 .252 100 15.4 1.6 15.4 1.6
1983 CLE MLB 36 35 243.3 4.03 112 .282 .267 .327 .400 .266 .296 101 36.8 3.9 36.8 3.9
1984 CHN MLB 20 20 150.3 2.97 129 .224 .258 .318 .374 .257 .286 103 31.6 3.4 35.1 3.8
1984 CLE MLB 15 15 94.3 4.15 106 .291 .266 .326 .400 .268 .330 99 9.9 1.1 9.9 1.1
1985 CHN MLB 20 20 130.0 3.47 115 .243 .248 .309 .365 .250 .276 101 23.1 2.4 25.5 2.9
1986 CHN MLB 28 27 176.7 4.89 94 .252 .252 .318 .375 .253 .281 110 13.3 1.4 17.3 1.8
1987 CHN MLB 34 34 237.3 4.96 97 .248 .262 .326 .400 .257 .283 106 19.7 2.0 24.8 2.9
1988 CHN MLB 32 32 226.0 4.15 95 .259 .250 .309 .366 .255 .296 102 11.5 1.3 16.5 1.7
1989 CHN MLB 35 34 229.0 4.35 95 .239 .247 .311 .365 .255 .264 105 13.5 1.5 17.0 1.6
1990 CHN MLB 5 5 21.3 5.05 86 .287 .256 .324 .375 .262 .303 105 1.2 0.1 1.4 0.2
1991 CHN MLB 19 18 96.7 4.23 103 .259 .257 .322 .381 .261 .287 106 11.5 1.2 11.4 1.2
1992 BAL MLB 36 36 237.3 4.12 102 .269 .264 .328 .390 .267 .286 97 23.6 2.6 23.6 2.6
1993 BAL MLB 29 28 166.0 6.07 75 .297 .270 .338 .413 .266 .326 102 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
1994 SLN MLB 16 14 67.7 6.19 66 .308 .274 .331 .432 .259 .331 99 -1.4 -0.1 -2.1 -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
1976 LAN MLB 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 2 1 3 0 36% .154 3.6 1.8 0.0 5.4 0.60 0.00 0.8 0.1
1978 LAN MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 2 1 0 0 80% .286 10.8 5.4 0.0 0.0 1.80 0.00 -0.8 -0.1
1979 LAN MLB 17 10 0 39 30 242.0 217 97 117 16 39% .256 8.1 3.6 0.6 4.4 1.30 3.46 28.0 2.2
1980 LAN MLB 3 9 5 42 10 110.0 122 55 59 10 44% .307 10.0 4.5 0.8 4.8 1.61 5.56 1.5 -0.0
1981 LAN MLB 2 2 0 14 6 47.0 41 20 16 5 54% .235 7.9 3.8 1.0 3.1 1.30 4.02 -2.1 -0.2
1982 CLE MLB 14 8 1 34 27 216.0 174 98 142 16 40% .252 7.2 4.1 0.7 5.9 1.26 2.96 15.4 1.6
1983 CLE MLB 17 11 0 36 35 243.3 251 102 160 23 44% .296 9.3 3.8 0.9 5.9 1.45 4.29 36.8 3.9
1984 CLE MLB 4 5 0 15 15 94.3 111 46 58 7 50% .330 10.6 4.4 0.7 5.5 1.66 5.15 9.9 1.1
1984 CHN MLB 16 1 0 20 20 150.3 123 39 155 9 48% .286 7.4 2.3 0.5 9.3 1.08 2.69 35.1 3.8
1985 CHN MLB 8 8 0 20 20 130.0 119 44 102 12 49% .276 8.2 3.0 0.8 7.1 1.25 3.18 25.5 2.9
1986 CHN MLB 5 14 0 28 27 176.7 166 96 122 18 46% .281 8.5 4.9 0.9 6.2 1.48 4.64 17.3 1.8
1987 CHN MLB 18 10 0 34 34 237.3 223 106 174 24 51% .283 8.5 4.0 0.9 6.6 1.39 3.68 24.8 2.9
1988 CHN MLB 13 14 0 32 32 226.0 232 70 144 18 47% .296 9.2 2.8 0.7 5.7 1.34 3.86 16.5 1.7
1989 CHN MLB 16 11 0 35 34 229.0 202 69 153 18 50% .264 7.9 2.7 0.7 6.0 1.18 3.66 17.0 1.6
1990 CHN MLB 0 2 0 5 5 21.3 25 12 7 2 45% .303 10.5 5.1 0.8 3.0 1.73 5.91 1.4 0.2
1991 CHN MLB 6 5 0 19 18 96.7 96 45 52 4 47% .287 8.9 4.2 0.4 4.8 1.46 4.10 11.4 1.2
1992 BAL MLB 16 15 0 36 36 237.3 251 74 109 20 39% .286 9.5 2.8 0.8 4.1 1.37 4.47 23.6 2.6
1993 BAL MLB 10 10 0 29 28 166.0 212 74 80 23 42% .326 11.5 4.0 1.2 4.3 1.72 5.75 -2.5 -0.3
1994 SLN MLB 6 4 0 16 14 67.7 93 32 26 11 39% .331 12.4 4.3 1.5 3.5 1.85 6.52 -2.1 -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
1994-07-23 1994-08-11 60-DL 19 18 - Not Disclosed - -
1994-04-26 1994-05-25 15-DL 29 25 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1993-08-23 1993-09-21 15-DL 29 26 Left Knee Surgery Cartilage 1993-08-24 -
1991-05-30 1991-08-06 15-DL 68 58 Right Shoulder Weakness - -
1991-03-26 1991-04-18 15-DL 23 9 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
1990-03-31 1990-08-29 60-DL 151 127 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 1990-05-07 -
1988-05-20 1988-06-11 22 20 - Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1986-06-30 1986-08-03 34 29 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
1985-07-29 1985-09-27 60 56 Right Shoulder - -
1985-07-03 1985-07-23 15-DL 20 17 - Groin Strain - -
1985-05-20 1985-06-07 18 15 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1981-08-14 1981-09-15 32 30 - Foot Soreness - -

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 Articles

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  Title Author Date
BP Unfiltered: The Battered Bastards of Baseball is Not GoodSam Miller2014-07-25
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part OneAllan Simpson2014-06-03
The BP Wayback Machine: Ryan Dempster and Jake Westbrook: Two Careers in Player CommentsBaseball Prospectus2014-02-17
The Lineup Card: Ten Late-Offseason Moves That Made a Difference Baseball Prospectus2014-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Recap (Cardinals Edition)Sam Miller2013-10-29
Perfect Game Presents: 2013 Rookie of the Year CandidatesDavid Rawnsley2013-03-29
Pitcher Profile: Milwaukee's Rotation BrewHarry Pavlidis2013-02-15
The Lineup Card: 11 Comeback Player of the Year Candidates for 2013Baseball Prospectus2013-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: The Unbearable Blandness of Joe GirardiAdam Sobsey2012-10-03
BP Unfiltered: Steve Garvey's Return to Wrigley Field, May 1985Geoff Young2012-09-20
What You Need to Know: Tuesday, June 12Daniel Rathman2012-06-12
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Life and Ed WhitsonCee Angi2012-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessResearch Mailbag: More Than a MouthfulBradley Ankrom2012-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessOut of Left Field: Predictions That, God Help Us, Are WrongMatthew Kory2012-04-02
Wezen-Ball: Solution to the Chicago-Inspired CryptogramLarry Granillo2012-03-20
The BP Broadside: Fernandomania and LinsanitySteven Goldman2012-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessClubhouse Confidential: Be Like CCMarc Carig2011-08-03
The Lineup Card: 17 Favorite Midseason TradesBaseball Prospectus2011-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Neither a Berroa Nor a [Ver]lander BeBen Lindbergh2010-06-10
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD Thurman Munson: An Alternative History of the 1986 World SeriesSteven Goldman2010-05-15
Changing Speeds: Retro Game Story: Cardinals at Cubs, 6/23/84Ken Funck2010-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Caution BellsWill Carroll2009-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Andre and OnwardJay Jaffe2009-01-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Picking the NL Cy YoungJoe Sheehan2008-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: I'll Get 'Em Next TimeJim Baker2008-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Tuesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Topping the Twins, Part DeuxSteven Goldman2008-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Wrigleyville AgoniesSteven Goldman2007-10-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Getting Right Back on the HorseJim Baker2007-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Mismatchup Results and the Ups and DownsJim Baker2007-07-17
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Hummingbirds and SlothsDan Fox2007-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: New ProjectWill Carroll2006-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: First MatchupJim Baker2006-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Debate BeginsJoe Sheehan2005-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Coming and GoingWill Carroll2005-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessAL Cy Young Voting: Thoughts on Unanimous VotingJim Baker2004-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)Joe Sheehan2004-09-15
You Could Look It Up: Draft EditionSteven Goldman2004-06-09
Marginal Payroll/Marginal Wins: 1980-1984Doug Pappas2004-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part II: The Universe of BattleSteven Goldman2004-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Vuckovich's ReturnJoe Sheehan2003-08-25
Prospectus Today: Pitcher WorkloadsJoe Sheehan2003-06-18
6-4-3: Czervik! The MusicalGary Huckabay2002-06-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-07-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)did you watch the futures game? Who were some of the players that impressed you the most?
(Brian from Worcester)
I was only able to catch a few innings as I had some stuff come up. Profar looks amazing, Bethancourt has a howitzer for an arm behind the plate, Gose is an incredible athlete, and Rick Sutcliffe really sucks at commentating. (Jason Collette)
2009-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)When it comes to how to build a team, maybe Casserly is better than Millen on TV. When it comes to talking about actually playing football, though (which Millen did), why should he be such a pariah? Dan Marino holds a lot of records. He still can't construct a sentence. Orel Hershiser...great pitcher, great analyst. Rick Sutcliffe, damn good pitcher, damn bad analyst.
(ekanenh from Capital City)
I'll agree here -- I was railing against the idea that a guy THAT bad could tell us much, but you make a great point about presentation, which is why we have Steve Phillips. I'd like to think it was a meritocracy, but it's not. (Will Carroll)
2008-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)6 weeks later, was the Cubs pickup of Harden as good if not better than CC Sabathia? Will only the playoff results determine this?
(Gray from Chicago)
It is remarkable how well each pitcher has done. In terms of SNLVAR, Sabathia's at 3.7 in 10 starts for the Brewers, and Harden at 2.4 in eight, so Sabathia has the edge. Here's a question: if Sabathia keeps going at his current pace, and the Brewers win the wild card, or even the division, does he get Cy Young/MVP consideration? It's amazing the parallel that can be drawn to Rick Sutcliffe, who was traded from the Indians to the Cubs midway through 1984 and won the Cy after going 16-1 with his new team. It's not going to happen this year, in all likelihood, but it is fun to think that Sabathia could possibly repeat that. (Caleb Peiffer)
2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Bryan, A few friends are wondering about Phillipe Aumont. We had a chance to see him play and he was in a class by himself. You compared him to Rick Sutcliffe, do you still like the comparison? Would you put him into a future 'ace' type, or more a #2-3. merci.
(Marco from Drumondville QC)
Did I ever compare him to Sutcliffe? That might have been KG, but I don't dislike it. I saw Aumont at the East Coast Showcase when he was in high school, and he was my favorite player at the event. Period. His size, his projectablity, his potential are all top notch. He has ace in his ceiling potential, but there's a lot to overcome, first. (Bryan Smith)


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