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Portrait of Kevin Tapani

Kevin Tapani PTwins

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
13 2265 143 125 0 1482 4.35 27.3
Birth Date2-18-1964
Height6' 0"
Weight180 lbs
BatsR
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
1989 MIN 25 5 5 32.7 32.7 0.0 2 2 0 0 3 0 138 34 15 14 2 47 8 7 0 21 3.86 3.09 3.56 6.6 0.7
1989 NYN 25 3 0 7.3 0.0 7.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 5 3 3 1 10 4 4 0 2 3.68 5.52 5.19 -0.6 -0.1
1990 MIN 26 28 28 159.3 159.3 0.0 12 8 0 0 14 1 659 164 75 72 12 244 29 27 2 101 4.07 3.10 3.87 26.4 2.8
1991 MIN 27 34 34 244.0 244.0 0.0 16 9 0 0 23 4 974 225 84 81 23 350 40 40 2 135 2.99 3.54 4.36 27.9 3.0
1992 MIN 28 34 34 220.0 220.0 0.0 16 11 0 0 19 2 911 226 103 97 17 340 48 46 5 138 3.97 3.26 4.08 25.4 2.8
1993 MIN 29 36 35 225.7 223.7 2.0 12 15 0 0 20 2 964 243 123 111 21 374 57 56 6 150 4.43 3.72 4.42 29.2 3.0
1994 MIN 30 24 24 156.0 156.0 0.0 11 7 0 0 12 3 672 181 86 80 13 274 39 39 4 91 4.62 3.94 4.51 30.6 2.9
1995 LAN 31 13 11 57.0 54.0 3.0 4 2 0 0 4 0 255 72 37 32 8 117 14 12 1 43 5.05 4.17 4.33 9.9 1.0
1995 MIN 31 20 20 133.7 133.7 0.0 6 11 0 0 7 4 579 155 79 73 21 258 34 32 4 88 4.92 4.72 5.85 7.5 0.7
1996 CHA 32 34 34 225.3 225.3 0.0 13 10 0 0 19 5 971 236 123 115 34 393 76 71 3 150 4.59 4.93 5.29 23.1 2.2
1997 CHN 33 13 13 85.0 85.0 0.0 9 3 0 0 9 0 352 77 33 32 7 119 23 21 2 55 3.39 3.73 4.77 8.0 0.7
1998 CHN 34 35 34 219.0 218.0 1.0 19 9 0 0 16 2 945 244 120 118 30 398 62 58 5 136 4.85 4.52 5.49 10.1 1.1
1999 CHN 35 23 23 136.0 136.0 0.0 6 12 0 0 10 1 591 151 81 73 12 234 33 31 4 73 4.83 3.96 4.70 18.8 1.8
2000 CHN 36 30 30 195.7 195.7 0.0 8 12 0 0 16 2 829 208 113 109 35 353 47 46 8 150 5.01 4.69 5.01 26.1 2.2
2001 CHN 37 29 29 168.3 168.3 0.0 9 14 0 0 14 0 729 186 93 84 24 300 40 34 7 149 4.49 3.93 4.66 24.8 2.5
Career3613542265.02251.713.31431250018626960024071168109426038115545245314824.354.014.71273.827.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1986 MDF A- 2 2 8.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 MOD A+ 11 11 69.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 HUN AA 1 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 TAC AAA 1 1 2.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 MOD A+ 24 24 148.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 SLU A+ 3 3 19.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 CCH AA 24 5 62.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 MIN MLB 5 5 32.7 3.56 124 .239 .267 .334 .404 .276 .299 108 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
1989 NYN MLB 3 0 7.3 5.19 63 .272 .242 .302 .347 .248 .167 96 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
1989 NOR AAA 17 17 109.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 POR AAA 6 6 41.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 MIN MLB 28 28 159.3 3.87 112 .248 .257 .324 .383 .261 .295 101 26.4 2.8 26.4 2.8
1991 MIN MLB 34 34 244.0 4.36 108 .229 .261 .326 .396 .266 .261 105 27.9 3.0 27.9 3.0
1992 MIN MLB 34 34 220.0 4.08 108 .257 .259 .325 .385 .264 .297 102 25.4 2.8 25.4 2.8
1993 MIN MLB 36 35 225.7 4.42 107 .261 .270 .338 .414 .265 .304 100 29.2 3.0 29.2 3.0
1994 MIN MLB 24 24 156.0 4.51 117 .261 .271 .341 .432 .265 .321 103 30.6 2.9 30.6 2.9
1995 LAN MLB 13 11 57.0 4.33 106 .295 .268 .330 .417 .256 .339 99 9.6 0.9 9.9 1.0
1995 MIN MLB 20 20 133.7 5.85 91 .269 .273 .346 .429 .268 .310 105 7.5 0.7 7.5 0.7
1996 CHA MLB 34 34 225.3 5.29 98 .261 .276 .347 .445 .268 .285 96 23.1 2.2 23.1 2.2
1997 CHN MLB 13 13 85.0 4.77 97 .232 .265 .333 .417 .263 .264 100 7.7 0.8 8.0 0.7
1997 ROK A 2 2 11.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 DAY A+ 1 1 4.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ORL AA 1 1 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .100 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 IOW AAA 1 1 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .154 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CHN MLB 35 34 219.0 5.49 82 .265 .262 .327 .412 .257 .301 101 5.2 0.5 10.1 1.1
1999 CHN MLB 23 23 136.0 4.70 107 .258 .271 .338 .432 .260 .296 101 20.0 1.9 18.8 1.8
2000 CHN MLB 30 30 195.7 5.01 97 .255 .267 .338 .427 .258 .294 96 21.0 2.0 26.1 2.2
2001 CHN MLB 29 29 168.3 4.66 99 .263 .263 .327 .429 .258 .318 97 20.1 2.0 24.8 2.5

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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
1986 HUN AA 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 8 1 2 0 0% .000 12.0 1.5 0.0 3.0 1.50 6.00 0.0 0.0
1986 TAC AAA 0 1 0 1 1 2.3 5 1 1 1 0% .000 19.6 3.9 3.9 3.9 2.61 15.65 0.0 0.0
1986 MDF A- 1 0 0 2 2 8.3 6 3 9 0 0% .000 6.5 3.3 0.0 9.8 1.08 0.00 0.0 0.0
1986 MOD A+ 6 1 0 11 11 69.0 74 22 44 2 0% .000 9.7 2.9 0.3 5.7 1.39 2.48 0.0 0.0
1987 MOD A+ 10 7 0 24 24 148.3 122 60 121 14 0% .000 7.4 3.6 0.8 7.3 1.23 3.76 0.0 0.0
1988 SLU A+ 1 0 0 3 3 19.0 17 4 11 1 0% .000 8.1 1.9 0.5 5.2 1.11 1.42 0.0 0.0
1988 CCH AA 5 1 3 24 5 62.3 46 19 35 1 0% .000 6.6 2.7 0.1 5.1 1.04 2.74 0.0 0.0
1989 NYN MLB 0 0 0 3 0 7.3 5 4 2 1 44% .167 6.1 4.9 1.2 2.5 1.23 3.68 -0.6 -0.1
1989 MIN MLB 2 2 0 5 5 32.7 34 8 21 2 45% .299 9.4 2.2 0.6 5.8 1.29 3.86 6.6 0.7
1989 NOR AAA 7 5 0 17 17 109.0 113 25 63 6 0% .000 9.3 2.1 0.5 5.2 1.27 3.47 0.0 0.0
1989 POR AAA 4 2 0 6 6 41.0 38 12 30 4 0% .000 8.3 2.6 0.9 6.6 1.22 2.20 0.0 0.0
1990 MIN MLB 12 8 0 28 28 159.3 164 29 101 12 43% .295 9.3 1.6 0.7 5.7 1.21 4.07 26.4 2.8
1991 MIN MLB 16 9 0 34 34 244.0 225 40 135 23 46% .261 8.3 1.5 0.8 5.0 1.09 2.99 27.9 3.0
1992 MIN MLB 16 11 0 34 34 220.0 226 48 138 17 45% .297 9.2 2.0 0.7 5.6 1.25 3.97 25.4 2.8
1993 MIN MLB 12 15 0 36 35 225.7 243 57 150 21 46% .304 9.7 2.3 0.8 6.0 1.33 4.43 29.2 3.0
1994 MIN MLB 11 7 0 24 24 156.0 181 39 91 13 44% .321 10.4 2.2 0.8 5.2 1.41 4.62 30.6 2.9
1995 MIN MLB 6 11 0 20 20 133.7 155 34 88 21 48% .310 10.4 2.3 1.4 5.9 1.41 4.92 7.5 0.7
1995 LAN MLB 4 2 0 13 11 57.0 72 14 43 8 52% .339 11.4 2.2 1.3 6.8 1.51 5.05 9.9 1.0
1996 CHA MLB 13 10 0 34 34 225.3 236 76 150 34 47% .285 9.4 3.0 1.4 6.0 1.38 4.59 23.1 2.2
1997 CHN MLB 9 3 0 13 13 85.0 77 23 55 7 47% .264 8.2 2.4 0.7 5.8 1.18 3.39 8.0 0.7
1997 ROK A 1 0 0 2 2 11.0 5 0 7 0 0% .167 4.1 0.0 0.0 5.7 0.45 0.82 0.0 0.0
1997 IOW AAA 0 1 0 1 1 9.0 5 1 4 1 0% .154 5.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 0.67 4.00 0.0 0.0
1997 ORL AA 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 3 2 2 2 0% .100 6.8 4.5 4.5 4.5 1.25 4.50 0.0 0.0
1997 DAY A+ 0 0 0 1 1 4.7 5 2 4 0 0% .333 9.6 3.8 0.0 7.7 1.49 3.83 0.0 0.0
1998 CHN MLB 19 9 0 35 34 219.0 244 62 136 30 45% .301 10.0 2.5 1.2 5.6 1.40 4.85 10.1 1.1
1999 CHN MLB 6 12 0 23 23 136.0 151 33 73 12 44% .296 10.0 2.2 0.8 4.8 1.35 4.83 18.8 1.8
2000 CHN MLB 8 12 0 30 30 195.7 208 47 150 35 50% .294 9.6 2.2 1.6 6.9 1.30 5.01 26.1 2.2
2001 CHN MLB 9 14 0 29 29 168.3 186 40 149 24 54% .318 9.9 2.1 1.3 8.0 1.34 4.49 24.8 2.5

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
2000-09-09 2000-10-02 60-DL 23 22 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2000-09-18 -
2000-08-11 2000-08-11 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Soreness - -
2000-06-20 2000-06-20 DTD 0 0 Right Foot Contusion Batted Ball - -
1999-08-26 1999-10-04 15-DL 39 37 - Low Back Inflammation - -
1999-04-13 1999-05-01 15-DL 18 13 Right Shoulder Tightness - -
1997-04-01 1997-07-23 60-DL 113 100 Right Fingers Surgery Torn UCL Ligament In Index Finger 1997-04-03 -
1990-08-17 1990-09-11 15-DL 25 24 - Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 CHN $6,500,000
2000 CHN $6,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$12,500,000
2 yrTotal$12,500,000

 

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BP Articles

Kevin Tapani is referenced in the following articles.

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BP Unfiltered: ERA, Falling SlowlyAndrew Koo2013-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Meet the Detroit TigerrorsDaniel Rathman2013-06-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Travis Wood and the Winds of WrigleyAndrew Koo2013-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessResearch Mailbag: More Than a MouthfulBradley Ankrom2012-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessBates' Dugout Motel: Valentine Speaks!Michael Bates2012-03-01
Pebble Hunting: Born to Be TwinsSam Miller2012-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessManufactured Runs: How Often Do Deadline Deals Pay Off?Colin Wyers2011-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: Sometimes the Tangent WinsGeoff Young2011-06-14
World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2010-10-27
Prospectus Idol Entry: The 1991 World Series: An Adventure in Championship ExpectancyMatt Swartz2009-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Retrospectus: Super DealsChristina Kahrl2009-06-05
Prospectus Q&A: Scott ServaisDavid Laurila2009-02-15
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 accessLies, Damned Lies: The Lost Generation?Nate Silver2008-05-15
Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Topping the Twins, Part DeuxSteven Goldman2008-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Putting Cys in MotionJim Baker2008-02-01
Transaction Analysis Special: Anticipating SantanaChristina Kahrl2008-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The PitchersJay Jaffe2007-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 13-16Christina Kahrl2006-07-17
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Quantifying the ComebackDan Fox2006-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Getting SeparationJoe Sheehan2004-08-01
You Could Look It Up: Draft EditionSteven Goldman2004-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: Analyzing PAP (Part One)Keith Woolner2002-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
Prospectus Feature: Aim for the Head: Dropping the Worst StartsKeith Woolner2002-05-03
Transaction Analysis: April 18-20, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-22
1998 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1998-10-29


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, and the Michigan recommendations. You mentioned your Finnish ancestry, so I'm hoping you can give me some insight on the Upper Peninsula. Why in the world is it part of Michigan instead of Wisconin? Also, does Mike Bordick qualify as a yooper? I know he was born in Marquette, but I think he went to school in Maine.
(TheFlyingBernard from Acton, MA)
Bordick views himself as a Mainer, which isn't as good as being a Yooper, but Maine is cool, too.

Kevin Tapani was born in Iowa (I think) but went to high school in the UP. Dick Pole is a UP native. The late George Brunet was. John Hiller -- a wonderful man who I had the pleasure of talking to recently -- is from Ontario but has lived in the UP for years.

The Upper Peninsula is part of Michigan because the State got it from Ohio in exchange for Toledo. Seriously. (David Laurila)
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm Finnish and from the U.P. as well! Kevin Tapani went to Escanaba HS. My father pitched against George Brunet in youth baseball. When the copper mines were running full bore there was more population and lots of good baseball up there. Visiting Copper Harbor would be a lot of fun for anyone...go in early September when the Fall colors are getting in gear.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
Love the Brunet connection there. Many readers won't be familair with him, but he had a long big league career.

Not as many Finns in the UP as there used to be. When I was growing up, I'd hear it spoken more than just rarely. That is no longer the case when I go back to visit. Times change. (David Laurila)
2008-02-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wait a tick, you're a fellow Michigander? Where did you go to school? Say eh to the U.P.
(murphy654321 from Waltham, MA)
You see, the hard line questions stop once they realize you're from the land of George Brunet, Dick Pole and Kevin Tapani. (David Laurila)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)I would have liked it for the Twins, but admittedly, that's because I was already a big fan of Kevin Tapani, who as an A's fan I lamented having to give up in the Bob Welch trade. It was a good trade for both teams, though, if you look at it from the perspective of anticipated value versus already-obvious value. (Christina Kahrl)