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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
12 1827.3 104 105 1 1173 4.09 14.1
Birth Date8-21-1973
Height6' 3"
Weight185 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
1994 LAN 20 21 1 28.3 1.0 27.3 3 1 0 0 0 0 115 21 10 10 2 35 10 8 0 28 3.18 3.07 4.10 3.9 0.5
1995 LAN 21 33 27 197.7 188.0 9.7 13 11 1 0 18 1 804 168 76 67 17 253 51 46 1 150 3.05 3.45 4.50 13.1 1.5
1996 LAN 22 33 33 225.0 225.0 0.0 15 7 0 0 26 1 945 219 94 83 20 326 54 44 3 173 3.32 3.47 3.85 33.6 3.0
1997 LAN 23 30 30 196.7 196.7 0.0 10 11 0 0 20 1 795 171 68 58 16 262 47 46 3 140 2.65 3.47 3.81 31.0 3.2
1998 LAN 24 27 27 174.0 174.0 0.0 11 10 0 0 14 1 745 171 82 77 17 263 66 62 2 122 3.98 4.11 4.59 19.0 2.0
1999 LAN 25 32 32 203.3 203.3 0.0 9 14 0 0 20 0 871 213 97 90 32 352 58 56 6 143 3.98 4.66 4.77 18.2 1.8
2000 CHN 26 12 12 67.0 67.0 0.0 2 4 0 0 4 0 291 71 40 40 17 133 27 25 2 45 5.37 6.31 7.01 0.7 0.0
2000 LAN 26 9 8 40.0 39.0 1.0 0 3 0 0 2 0 178 53 29 27 5 84 13 13 1 29 6.07 4.28 4.87 5.0 0.4
2001 ANA 27 27 27 163.7 163.7 0.0 9 13 0 0 15 2 699 177 82 81 20 275 50 47 8 100 4.45 4.53 4.74 17.0 2.2
2002 SEA 28 8 8 49.3 49.3 0.0 2 3 0 0 3 0 210 59 29 27 7 93 11 11 0 27 4.93 4.48 5.21 1.2 0.1
2002 TEX 28 23 23 146.7 146.7 0.0 6 9 0 0 14 0 608 135 65 64 19 225 36 35 9 75 3.93 4.64 5.41 11.3 1.1
2003 TEX 29 22 22 115.0 115.0 0.0 8 8 0 0 8 0 511 148 83 78 23 246 29 29 5 47 6.10 5.76 6.67 0.5 0.1
2004 FLO 30 11 11 56.0 56.0 0.0 5 3 0 0 4 0 242 61 30 28 12 112 18 16 0 30 4.50 5.63 6.17 -3.2 -0.4
2004 SDN 30 23 20 114.0 111.3 2.7 9 6 0 0 7 0 509 141 75 70 21 244 31 30 2 37 5.53 5.57 6.51 -13.1 -1.4
2005 FLO 31 14 7 50.7 32.3 18.3 2 2 0 0 0 0 237 64 32 30 6 105 22 16 5 27 5.33 5.06 5.63 -1.1 -0.1
Career3252881827.31768.359.01041051015567760187289283023430085234844711734.094.384.94137.214.1

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
1993 SAN AA 3 2 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 LAN MLB 21 1 28.3 4.10 108 .215 .287 .345 .450 .268 .253 96 3.8 0.4 3.9 0.5
1994 SAN AA 8 8 53.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 ABQ AAA 8 8 45.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 LAN MLB 33 27 197.7 4.50 98 .221 .257 .322 .403 .252 .258 95 16.2 1.6 13.1 1.5
1996 LAN MLB 33 33 225.0 3.85 111 .243 .264 .328 .406 .253 .286 92 34.1 3.2 33.6 3.0
1997 LAN MLB 30 30 196.7 3.81 113 .227 .264 .328 .418 .256 .263 94 33.7 3.3 31.0 3.2
1998 LAN MLB 27 27 174.0 4.59 92 .250 .257 .323 .405 .254 .286 92 12.1 1.2 19.0 2.0
1998 SBR A+ 1 1 6.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 VRO A+ 1 1 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 LAN MLB 32 32 203.3 4.77 96 .263 .264 .334 .427 .256 .286 91 20.2 1.9 18.2 1.8
2000 CHN MLB 12 12 67.0 7.01 62 .272 .265 .336 .425 .255 .270 100 -2.2 -0.2 0.7 0.0
2000 LAN MLB 9 8 40.0 4.87 96 .297 .260 .328 .405 .252 .369 92 4.0 0.4 5.0 0.4
2000 DAY A+ 1 1 5.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ANA MLB 27 27 163.7 4.74 100 .264 .268 .333 .430 .263 .301 96 16.5 1.6 17.0 2.2
2002 SEA MLB 8 8 49.3 5.21 85 .287 .268 .332 .429 .267 .315 93 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2002 TEX MLB 23 23 146.7 5.41 97 .234 .266 .333 .424 .267 .248 109 11.4 1.1 11.3 1.1
2003 TEX MLB 22 22 115.0 6.67 74 .286 .269 .333 .424 .263 .307 108 0.9 0.1 0.5 0.1
2003 FRI AA 3 3 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .255 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FLO MLB 11 11 56.0 6.17 52 .286 .257 .323 .415 .257 .269 89 -5.0 -0.5 -3.2 -0.4
2004 SDN MLB 23 20 114.0 6.51 50 .296 .259 .324 .414 .253 .287 93 -13.9 -1.4 -13.1 -1.4
2005 FLO MLB 14 7 50.7 5.63 72 .307 .266 .331 .412 .261 .328 96 -1.5 -0.2 -1.1 -0.1
2005 JUP A+ 2 2 8.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.750 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ABQ AAA 1 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.375 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
1993 SAN AA 1 0 0 3 2 13.0 12 0 11 0 0% .000 8.3 0.0 0.0 7.6 0.92 1.38 0.0 0.0
1994 LAN MLB 3 1 0 21 1 28.3 21 10 28 2 60% .253 6.7 3.2 0.6 8.9 1.09 3.18 3.9 0.5
1994 SAN AA 2 3 0 8 8 53.3 54 9 55 4 0% .000 9.1 1.5 0.7 9.3 1.18 3.38 0.0 0.0
1994 ABQ AAA 4 1 0 8 8 45.0 44 13 39 1 0% .000 8.8 2.6 0.2 7.8 1.27 3.40 0.0 0.0
1995 LAN MLB 13 11 1 33 27 197.7 168 51 150 17 48% .258 7.6 2.3 0.8 6.8 1.11 3.05 13.1 1.5
1996 LAN MLB 15 7 0 33 33 225.0 219 54 173 20 50% .286 8.8 2.2 0.8 6.9 1.21 3.32 33.6 3.0
1997 LAN MLB 10 11 0 30 30 196.7 171 47 140 16 44% .263 7.8 2.2 0.7 6.4 1.11 2.65 31.0 3.2
1998 LAN MLB 11 10 0 27 27 174.0 171 66 122 17 42% .286 8.8 3.4 0.9 6.3 1.36 3.98 19.0 2.0
1998 SBR A+ 1 0 0 1 1 6.3 7 1 4 0 0% .000 10.0 1.4 0.0 5.7 1.27 2.86 0.0 0.0
1998 VRO A+ 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 2 1 3 0 0% .000 6.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 LAN MLB 9 14 0 32 32 203.3 213 58 143 32 39% .286 9.4 2.6 1.4 6.3 1.33 3.98 18.2 1.8
2000 CHN MLB 2 4 0 12 12 67.0 71 27 45 17 42% .270 9.5 3.6 2.3 6.0 1.46 5.37 0.7 0.0
2000 LAN MLB 0 3 0 9 8 40.0 53 13 29 5 45% .369 11.9 2.9 1.1 6.5 1.65 6.08 5.0 0.4
2000 DAY A+ 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 3 3 5 0 0% .000 5.4 5.4 0.0 9.0 1.20 1.80 0.0 0.0
2001 ANA MLB 9 13 0 27 27 163.7 177 50 100 20 47% .301 9.7 2.7 1.1 5.5 1.39 4.45 17.0 2.2
2002 SEA MLB 2 3 0 8 8 49.3 59 11 27 7 46% .315 10.8 2.0 1.3 4.9 1.42 4.93 1.2 0.1
2002 TEX MLB 6 9 0 23 23 146.7 135 36 75 19 44% .248 8.3 2.2 1.2 4.6 1.17 3.93 11.3 1.1
2003 TEX MLB 8 8 0 22 22 115.0 148 29 47 23 45% .307 11.6 2.3 1.8 3.7 1.54 6.10 0.5 0.1
2003 FRI AA 1 2 0 3 3 13.3 12 2 6 0 0% .255 8.1 1.4 0.0 4.1 1.05 2.03 0.0 0.0
2004 SDN MLB 9 6 0 23 20 114.0 141 31 37 21 41% .287 11.1 2.4 1.7 2.9 1.51 5.53 -13.1 -1.4
2004 FLO MLB 5 3 0 11 11 56.0 61 18 30 12 37% .269 9.8 2.9 1.9 4.8 1.41 4.50 -3.2 -0.4
2005 ABQ AAA 1 0 0 1 1 6.0 3 4 4 0 0% -.375 4.5 6.0 0.0 6.0 1.17 0.00 0.0 0.0
2005 FLO MLB 2 2 0 14 7 50.7 64 22 27 6 35% .328 11.4 3.9 1.1 4.8 1.70 5.33 -1.1 -0.1
2005 JUP A+ 1 1 0 2 2 8.0 7 2 5 1 0% -.750 7.9 2.2 1.1 5.6 1.12 7.88 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-04-04 2005-07-22 60-DL 109 93 Right Lower Leg Fracture Fibula - Hairline -
2003-07-24 2003-08-18 15-DL 25 24 Left Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendinitis -
2003-04-20 2003-05-17 15-DL 27 23 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2001-06-15 2001-07-05 15-DL 20 19 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2001-04-03 2001-04-14 15-DL 11 10 Right Fingers Laceration Split Fingernail - -
2000-03-29 2000-05-09 15-DL 41 34 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
1998-07-27 1998-09-01 15-DL 36 33 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
1997-07-06 1997-07-28 15-DL 22 19 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 FLO $1,500,000
2004 FLO $800,000
2004 SDN $800,000
2003 TEX $2,500,000
2002 TEX, SEA $2,500,000
2001 ANA $2,500,000
2000 CHN, LAN $5,737,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$16,337,500
6 yrTotal$16,337,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 116 d1 yr/$1.5M (05)

Details
  • re-signed 1/05, 1 year/$1.5M (05) (half deferred)+$0.5M bonuses (games started)
  • acquired in trade from SD 7/04 signed as a free agent from TX 12/03, 1 year/$0.8M (04)+bonuses
  • reportedly fired SBoras 7/03
  • 1 year/$2.5M (03)
  • acquired in trade from TX 8/02 02 bonuses ($1.225M) $0.4M each for 150, 175 innings pitched, $0.425M for 200 innings pitched
  • 1 year/$2.5M (02)
  • 01: 1 year/$2.5M+up to $2.7M in bonuses
  • not offered arbitration 12/01 rec`d $0.7M bonuses for 150 innings pitched in 01

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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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