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Frank Tanana PTigers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
21 4188.3 240 236 1 2773 3.66 45.6
Birth Date7-3-1953
Height6' 2"
Weight180 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
1973 CAL 19 4 4 26.3 26.3 0.0 2 2 0 0 2 0 108 20 11 9 2 27 8 8 0 22 3.08 2.81 3.74 2.3 0.2
1974 CAL 20 39 35 268.7 256.3 12.3 14 19 0 2 24 5 1127 262 104 93 27 390 77 73 8 180 3.12 3.49 3.95 12.2 1.3
1975 CAL 21 34 33 257.3 257.3 0.0 16 9 0 0 24 3 1029 211 80 75 21 306 73 67 7 269 2.62 2.46 3.07 39.0 4.2
1976 CAL 22 34 34 288.3 288.3 0.0 19 10 0 0 27 2 1142 212 88 78 24 325 73 68 9 261 2.43 2.74 3.15 39.7 4.4
1977 CAL 23 31 31 241.3 241.3 0.0 15 9 0 0 22 3 973 201 72 68 19 314 61 59 12 205 2.54 2.97 3.21 45.9 4.7
1978 CAL 24 33 33 239.0 239.0 0.0 18 12 0 0 18 4 1014 239 108 97 26 375 60 53 9 137 3.65 3.69 4.34 9.4 1.0
1979 CAL 25 18 17 90.3 88.3 2.0 7 5 0 0 7 1 382 93 44 39 9 137 25 25 2 46 3.89 3.94 4.17 11.2 1.2
1980 CAL 26 32 31 204.0 202.0 2.0 11 12 0 0 19 1 870 223 107 94 18 328 45 45 8 113 4.15 3.58 3.85 27.8 3.0
1981 BOS 27 24 23 141.3 138.3 3.0 4 10 0 0 12 0 596 142 70 63 17 219 43 39 4 78 4.01 4.00 4.32 10.6 1.2
1982 TEX 28 30 30 194.3 194.3 0.0 7 18 0 0 13 4 832 199 102 91 16 307 55 45 7 87 4.21 3.82 4.33 14.5 1.5
1983 TEX 29 29 22 159.3 142.0 17.3 7 9 0 1 11 1 667 144 70 56 14 213 49 44 7 108 3.16 3.67 4.20 15.3 1.6
1984 TEX 30 35 35 246.3 246.3 0.0 15 15 0 0 23 3 1054 234 117 89 30 379 81 78 6 141 3.25 4.25 4.74 4.9 0.5
1985 DET 31 20 20 137.3 137.3 0.0 10 7 0 0 16 1 567 131 59 51 13 203 34 28 2 107 3.34 3.20 3.50 26.2 2.8
1985 TEX 31 13 13 77.7 77.7 0.0 2 7 0 0 5 1 340 89 53 51 15 156 23 21 1 52 5.91 4.84 5.66 -0.0 -0.0
1986 DET 32 32 31 188.3 185.7 2.7 12 9 0 0 17 1 812 196 95 87 23 315 65 56 3 119 4.16 4.20 4.39 26.5 2.8
1987 DET 33 34 34 218.7 218.7 0.0 15 10 0 0 19 2 924 216 106 95 27 346 56 51 5 146 3.91 3.98 4.00 46.4 4.6
1988 DET 34 32 32 203.0 203.0 0.0 14 11 0 0 18 5 876 213 105 95 25 333 64 57 4 127 4.21 4.18 4.13 22.7 2.5
1989 DET 35 33 33 223.7 223.7 0.0 10 14 0 0 21 2 955 227 105 89 21 325 74 66 8 147 3.58 3.86 4.24 25.0 2.7
1990 DET 36 34 29 176.3 165.7 10.7 9 8 1 0 14 1 763 190 104 104 25 307 66 59 9 114 5.31 4.63 4.79 13.4 1.4
1991 DET 37 33 33 217.3 217.3 0.0 13 12 0 0 16 5 920 217 98 91 26 337 78 69 2 107 3.77 4.58 4.58 21.2 2.4
1992 DET 38 32 31 186.7 184.7 2.0 13 11 0 0 18 2 818 188 102 91 22 292 90 81 7 91 4.39 4.91 5.09 6.1 0.7
1993 NYA 39 3 3 19.7 19.7 0.0 0 2 0 0 3 0 88 18 10 7 2 29 7 6 0 12 3.20 4.17 4.50 2.3 0.2
1993 NYN 39 29 29 183.0 183.0 0.0 7 15 0 0 17 1 784 198 100 91 26 320 48 41 9 104 4.48 4.62 4.92 7.4 0.5
Career6386164188.34136.352.024023613366481764140631910170444862831255113912927733.663.804.14430.245.6

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
1973 CAL MLB 4 4 26.3 3.74 104 .205 .258 .333 .376 .265 .237 90 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
1974 CAL MLB 39 35 268.7 3.95 93 .272 .256 .319 .369 .259 .281 89 12.2 1.3 12.2 1.3
1975 CAL MLB 34 33 257.3 3.07 122 .233 .250 .315 .369 .255 .288 91 39.0 4.2 39.0 4.2
1976 CAL MLB 34 34 288.3 3.15 113 .229 .256 .315 .363 .261 .243 90 39.7 4.4 39.7 4.4
1977 CAL MLB 31 31 241.3 3.21 125 .233 .263 .322 .400 .259 .269 94 45.9 4.7 45.9 4.7
1978 CAL MLB 33 33 239.0 4.34 94 .269 .260 .321 .383 .261 .272 96 9.4 1.0 9.4 1.0
1979 CAL MLB 18 17 90.3 4.17 107 .259 .262 .320 .392 .258 .280 95 11.2 1.2 11.2 1.2
1980 CAL MLB 32 31 204.0 3.85 113 .267 .268 .324 .396 .262 .299 98 27.8 3.0 27.8 3.0
1981 BOS MLB 24 23 141.3 4.32 96 .269 .258 .315 .380 .264 .275 102 10.6 1.2 10.6 1.2
1982 TEX MLB 30 30 194.3 4.33 99 .271 .263 .324 .398 .263 .274 95 14.5 1.5 14.5 1.5
1983 TEX MLB 29 22 159.3 4.20 104 .251 .263 .320 .400 .263 .266 97 15.3 1.6 15.3 1.6
1984 TEX MLB 35 35 246.3 4.74 88 .265 .262 .322 .395 .264 .256 95 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
1985 DET MLB 20 20 137.3 3.50 120 .250 .260 .322 .400 .265 .287 96 26.2 2.8 26.2 2.8
1985 TEX MLB 13 13 77.7 5.66 77 .297 .262 .324 .407 .266 .297 100 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
1986 DET MLB 32 31 188.3 4.39 105 .271 .259 .322 .398 .260 .287 99 26.5 2.8 26.5 2.8
1987 DET MLB 34 34 218.7 4.00 118 .255 .260 .325 .418 .262 .274 98 46.4 4.6 46.4 4.6
1988 DET MLB 32 32 203.0 4.13 104 .275 .254 .313 .385 .261 .287 98 22.7 2.5 22.7 2.5
1989 DET MLB 33 33 223.7 4.24 104 .265 .261 .319 .383 .264 .292 102 25.0 2.7 25.0 2.7
1990 DET MLB 34 29 176.3 4.79 92 .280 .259 .324 .388 .261 .301 102 13.4 1.4 13.4 1.4
1991 DET MLB 33 33 217.3 4.58 101 .265 .261 .326 .394 .265 .271 103 22.4 2.4 21.2 2.4
1992 DET MLB 32 31 186.7 5.09 85 .285 .261 .327 .385 .265 .273 102 6.1 0.7 6.1 0.7
1993 NYA MLB 3 3 19.7 4.50 106 .263 .279 .349 .424 .270 .239 101 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
1993 NYN MLB 29 29 183.0 4.92 84 .277 .262 .320 .399 .257 .288 94 6.7 0.7 7.4 0.5

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
1973 CAL MLB 2 2 0 4 4 26.3 20 8 22 2 42% .237 6.8 2.7 0.7 7.5 1.06 3.08 2.3 0.2
1974 CAL MLB 14 19 0 39 35 268.7 262 77 180 27 48% .281 8.8 2.6 0.9 6.0 1.26 3.12 12.2 1.3
1975 CAL MLB 16 9 0 34 33 257.3 211 73 269 21 47% .288 7.4 2.6 0.7 9.4 1.10 2.62 39.0 4.2
1976 CAL MLB 19 10 0 34 34 288.3 212 73 261 24 48% .243 6.6 2.3 0.7 8.1 0.99 2.43 39.7 4.4
1977 CAL MLB 15 9 0 31 31 241.3 201 61 205 19 47% .269 7.5 2.3 0.7 7.6 1.09 2.54 45.9 4.7
1978 CAL MLB 18 12 0 33 33 239.0 239 60 137 26 45% .272 9.0 2.3 1.0 5.2 1.25 3.65 9.4 1.0
1979 CAL MLB 7 5 0 18 17 90.3 93 25 46 9 44% .280 9.3 2.5 0.9 4.6 1.31 3.89 11.2 1.2
1980 CAL MLB 11 12 0 32 31 204.0 223 45 113 18 48% .299 9.8 2.0 0.8 5.0 1.31 4.15 27.8 3.0
1981 BOS MLB 4 10 0 24 23 141.3 142 43 78 17 47% .275 9.0 2.7 1.1 5.0 1.31 4.01 10.6 1.2
1982 TEX MLB 7 18 0 30 30 194.3 199 55 87 16 50% .274 9.2 2.5 0.7 4.0 1.31 4.21 14.5 1.5
1983 TEX MLB 7 9 0 29 22 159.3 144 49 108 14 53% .266 8.1 2.8 0.8 6.1 1.21 3.16 15.3 1.6
1984 TEX MLB 15 15 0 35 35 246.3 234 81 141 30 52% .256 8.5 3.0 1.1 5.2 1.28 3.25 4.9 0.5
1985 DET MLB 10 7 0 20 20 137.3 131 34 107 13 52% .287 8.6 2.2 0.9 7.0 1.20 3.34 26.2 2.8
1985 TEX MLB 2 7 0 13 13 77.7 89 23 52 15 55% .297 10.3 2.7 1.7 6.0 1.44 5.91 -0.0 -0.0
1986 DET MLB 12 9 0 32 31 188.3 196 65 119 23 42% .287 9.4 3.1 1.1 5.7 1.39 4.16 26.5 2.8
1987 DET MLB 15 10 0 34 34 218.7 216 56 146 27 46% .274 8.9 2.3 1.1 6.0 1.24 3.91 46.4 4.6
1988 DET MLB 14 11 0 32 32 203.0 213 64 127 25 39% .287 9.4 2.8 1.1 5.6 1.36 4.21 22.7 2.5
1989 DET MLB 10 14 0 33 33 223.7 227 74 147 21 45% .292 9.1 3.0 0.8 5.9 1.35 3.58 25.0 2.7
1990 DET MLB 9 8 1 34 29 176.3 190 66 114 25 41% .301 9.7 3.4 1.3 5.8 1.45 5.31 13.4 1.4
1991 DET MLB 13 12 0 33 33 217.3 217 78 107 26 40% .271 9.0 3.2 1.1 4.4 1.36 3.77 21.2 2.4
1992 DET MLB 13 11 0 32 31 186.7 188 90 91 22 41% .273 9.1 4.3 1.1 4.4 1.49 4.39 6.1 0.7
1993 NYA MLB 0 2 0 3 3 19.7 18 7 12 2 30% .239 8.2 3.2 0.9 5.5 1.27 3.20 2.3 0.2
1993 NYN MLB 7 15 0 29 29 183.0 198 48 104 26 43% .288 9.7 2.4 1.3 5.1 1.34 4.48 7.4 0.5

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
1979-06-11 1979-09-04 85 79 Left Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1977-07-12 1977-07-23 DTD 11 8 Left Upper Arm Strain Triceps - -

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BP Articles

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BP Unfiltered: On Seeing Two No-Hitters in Person in One WeekSam Miller2014-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessHot Stove Scouting Report: Clayton KershawRyan Parker2014-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessHot Stove Scouting Report: Clayton KershawSteffan Segui2014-01-16
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Replacement RangersZachary Levine2013-05-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: As Good as They Once Were?Jason Collette2013-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: They Took Their TurnGeoff Young2013-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Zeroes and OnesGeoff Young2013-01-15
The BP Wayback Machine: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1Steven Goldman2012-07-27
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: No Country for Old PitchersGeoff Young2012-03-27
The BP Broadside: Fernandomania and LinsanitySteven Goldman2012-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Fixing a Bug in the MarinersGeoff Young2012-01-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Will Erik Bedard Be Valuable Again?Craig Brown2011-04-06
Spinning Yarn: The Glavine LineMike Fast2010-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Disasterpiece TheaterJay Jaffe2010-09-29
Prospectus Q&A: Dave Niehaus and Rick RizzsDavid Laurila2010-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Looking for a Strasburg ScapegoatWill Carroll2010-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Jacktastic!Jay Jaffe2010-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Is Losing This Pick Really Necessary? Steven Goldman2010-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Bruised but Unbowed?Steven Goldman2009-06-24
You Could Look It Up: The Naked DraftSteven Goldman2009-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Throwing RiceJay Jaffe2008-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part TwoJay Jaffe2008-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Pitching Milestones in ReachDayn Perry2008-04-24
Prospectus Q&A: Andy EtchebarrenDavid Laurila2007-11-18
Prospectus Matchups: TurnoverJim Baker2007-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Thirteen PitchersJoe Sheehan2007-09-11
World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback MachineChristina Kahrl2006-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Weekends--Your Source for Pain Proliferation?Will Carroll2006-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Early ClincherJim Baker2006-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Winter Meetings FAQWill Carroll2005-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 15-18Christina Kahrl2005-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The DraftRany Jazayerli2005-05-13
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City RoyalsBaseball Prospectus2004-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: What is a Deadline Trade Worth?, Part 1Steven Goldman2004-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Making RBIs UsefulNate Silver2004-04-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any concern about Felix's elbow? Should I be concerned about him in fantasy this year?
(Brian from Madison)
Hey Brian, I don't know that I have a specific concern about Felix other than his significant workload. The last three pitchers to log 1,600 innings by age 26 were Dwight Gooden, Fernando Valenzuela, and Frank Tanana. Those guys went on to have great careers, although not as great as people might have expected based on their earlier success. On the bright side, Bert Blyleven was the last before them (he had thrown 500 more innings than Felix by this point), and he ended up in the Hall of Fame. You never know with pitchers, but so far it seems like he's up to the task. (Geoff Young)
2013-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing these chats; I always appreciate insights from someone with front-office experience. Here's a Q pertaining to that experience. One of the arguments against Jack Morris as a Hall of Famer is that pitchers like him in his generation -- Dave Stieb, Frank Tanana, etc. -- got rejected by HoF voters very quickly. My question is: if guys like Stieb and Tanana were so good, why weren't the high rollers of the time bidding for their services when they hit free agency? Was there an unspoken rule (collusion?) against poaching other GMs' free agents? Or did they not understand talent evaluation very well? Something else?
(Bill from New Mexico)
I enjoy these chats, Bill from New Mexico. Thanks for your question. I saw Morris a ton during his career, as I worked in the AL my first 19 years in the game and was in the same league. Jack Morris was damn good, a winner, and a guy who grinned out wins and threw tons of innings. It is hard to evaluate each player's career in regards to roster decisions unles you're his agent, because that's the only person who really knows what was really out there. I certainly did not reject him as a HOF candidate, just felt he was REALLY good, not HOF. (Dan Evans)


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