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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
17 2930 173 153 2 2074 3.54 30.6
Birth Date11-1-1960
Height5' 11"
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
1980 LAN 19 10 0 17.7 0.0 17.7 2 0 1 0 0 0 66 8 2 0 0 9 5 5 0 16 0.00 1.78 2.79 2.9 0.3
1981 LAN 20 25 25 192.3 192.3 0.0 13 7 0 0 16 3 758 140 55 53 11 191 61 57 1 180 2.48 2.51 2.97 37.4 4.4
1982 LAN 21 37 37 285.0 285.0 0.0 19 13 0 0 25 2 1156 247 105 91 13 343 83 71 2 199 2.87 2.84 3.66 32.9 3.9
1983 LAN 22 35 35 257.0 257.0 0.0 15 10 0 0 19 7 1094 245 122 107 16 352 99 89 3 189 3.75 3.20 4.04 23.7 2.9
1984 LAN 23 34 34 261.0 261.0 0.0 12 17 0 0 27 2 1078 218 109 88 14 310 106 102 2 240 3.03 2.89 3.92 14.9 1.8
1985 LAN 24 35 35 272.3 272.3 0.0 17 10 0 0 24 4 1109 211 92 74 14 288 101 96 1 208 2.45 2.88 3.63 20.6 2.5
1986 LAN 25 34 34 269.3 269.3 0.0 21 11 0 0 23 3 1102 226 104 94 18 324 85 80 1 242 3.14 2.78 3.32 47.3 5.3
1987 LAN 26 34 34 251.0 251.0 0.0 14 14 0 0 18 3 1116 254 120 111 25 388 124 120 4 190 3.98 4.18 4.16 21.2 2.4
1988 LAN 27 23 22 142.3 138.3 4.0 5 8 1 0 12 0 626 142 71 67 11 198 76 72 0 64 4.24 4.42 5.19 -7.1 -0.4
1989 LAN 28 31 31 196.7 196.7 0.0 10 13 0 0 21 2 852 185 89 75 11 259 98 92 2 116 3.43 3.73 3.75 19.6 2.1
1990 LAN 29 33 33 204.0 204.0 0.0 13 13 0 0 16 1 900 223 112 104 19 333 77 73 0 115 4.59 4.03 4.44 24.2 2.5
1991 CAL 30 2 2 6.7 6.7 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 36 14 10 9 3 26 3 3 0 5 12.15 8.61 6.88 -1.1 -0.1
1993 BAL 32 32 31 178.7 177.7 1.0 8 10 0 0 15 1 768 179 104 98 18 289 79 77 4 78 4.94 4.83 5.49 8.4 0.9
1994 PHI 33 8 7 45.0 44.0 1.0 1 2 0 0 4 0 182 42 16 15 8 74 7 6 0 19 3.00 5.00 5.61 -0.8 -0.1
1995 SDN 34 29 15 90.3 73.7 16.7 8 3 0 0 3 0 395 101 53 50 16 176 34 32 0 57 4.98 5.23 5.90 0.8 0.5
1996 SDN 35 33 31 171.7 171.0 0.7 13 8 0 0 15 0 741 177 78 69 17 268 67 65 0 95 3.62 4.45 5.16 7.7 0.9
1997 SDN 36 13 13 66.3 66.3 0.0 2 8 0 0 3 1 313 84 42 35 10 129 32 32 4 51 4.75 5.12 4.89 7.7 0.8
1997 SLN 36 5 5 22.7 22.7 0.0 0 4 0 0 1 0 106 22 19 14 2 33 14 14 1 10 5.56 5.32 6.50 -1.8 -0.1
Career4534242930.02889.041.01731532024229123982718130311542263990115110862520743.543.594.17258.530.6

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1980 LAN MLB 10 0 17.7 2.79 128 .171 .251 .312 .354 .251 .178 97 3.0 0.3 2.9 0.3
1981 LAN MLB 25 25 192.3 2.97 120 .212 .251 .310 .357 .254 .255 95 31.4 3.5 37.4 4.4
1982 LAN MLB 37 37 285.0 3.66 107 .235 .256 .312 .372 .252 .272 96 27.1 2.9 32.9 3.9
1983 LAN MLB 35 35 257.0 4.04 98 .263 .257 .318 .380 .255 .291 96 17.3 1.8 23.7 2.9
1984 LAN MLB 34 34 261.0 3.92 95 .243 .254 .311 .364 .252 .285 91 10.9 1.2 14.9 1.8
1985 LAN MLB 35 35 272.3 3.63 97 .228 .251 .313 .373 .253 .251 87 15.7 1.7 20.6 2.5
1986 LAN MLB 34 34 269.3 3.32 114 .235 .252 .319 .379 .256 .275 92 38.5 4.0 47.3 5.3
1987 LAN MLB 34 34 251.0 4.16 99 .279 .264 .329 .414 .260 .296 91 22.5 2.2 21.2 2.4
1988 LAN MLB 23 22 142.3 5.19 62 .277 .248 .304 .356 .250 .276 97 -10.3 -1.1 -7.1 -0.4
1989 LAN MLB 31 31 196.7 3.75 101 .268 .247 .306 .366 .253 .278 96 17.4 1.9 19.6 2.1
1990 LAN MLB 33 33 204.0 4.44 94 .281 .259 .316 .384 .258 .296 99 12.0 1.3 24.2 2.5
1991 CAL MLB 2 2 6.7 6.88 32 .525 .250 .326 .406 .270 .440 91 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
1993 BAL MLB 32 31 178.7 5.49 87 .270 .264 .331 .403 .260 .273 102 8.4 0.9 8.4 0.9
1994 PHI MLB 8 7 45.0 5.61 72 .242 .272 .330 .430 .262 .230 94 -1.2 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
1995 SDN MLB 29 15 90.3 5.90 70 .287 .259 .319 .397 .251 .295 98 -2.5 -0.2 0.8 0.5
1996 SDN MLB 33 31 171.7 5.16 88 .257 .262 .321 .409 .250 .285 98 9.8 0.9 7.7 0.9
1997 SDN MLB 13 13 66.3 4.89 91 .307 .253 .320 .390 .251 .343 97 6.0 0.6 7.7 0.8
1997 SLN MLB 5 5 22.7 6.50 53 .288 .261 .312 .399 .245 .253 96 -1.7 -0.2 -1.8 -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
1980 LAN MLB 2 0 1 10 0 17.7 8 5 16 0 49% .178 4.1 2.5 0.0 8.2 0.74 0.00 2.9 0.3
1981 LAN MLB 13 7 0 25 25 192.3 140 61 180 11 54% .255 6.6 2.9 0.5 8.4 1.05 2.48 37.4 4.4
1982 LAN MLB 19 13 0 37 37 285.0 247 83 199 13 59% .272 7.8 2.6 0.4 6.3 1.16 2.87 32.9 3.9
1983 LAN MLB 15 10 0 35 35 257.0 245 99 189 16 59% .291 8.6 3.5 0.6 6.6 1.34 3.75 23.7 2.9
1984 LAN MLB 12 17 0 34 34 261.0 218 106 240 14 58% .285 7.5 3.7 0.5 8.3 1.24 3.03 14.9 1.8
1985 LAN MLB 17 10 0 35 35 272.3 211 101 208 14 52% .251 7.0 3.3 0.5 6.9 1.15 2.45 20.6 2.5
1986 LAN MLB 21 11 0 34 34 269.3 226 85 242 18 50% .275 7.6 2.8 0.6 8.1 1.15 3.14 47.3 5.3
1987 LAN MLB 14 14 0 34 34 251.0 254 124 190 25 50% .296 9.1 4.4 0.9 6.8 1.51 3.98 21.2 2.4
1988 LAN MLB 5 8 1 23 22 142.3 142 76 64 11 49% .276 9.0 4.8 0.7 4.0 1.53 4.24 -7.1 -0.4
1989 LAN MLB 10 13 0 31 31 196.7 185 98 116 11 42% .278 8.5 4.5 0.5 5.3 1.44 3.43 19.6 2.1
1990 LAN MLB 13 13 0 33 33 204.0 223 77 115 19 45% .296 9.8 3.4 0.8 5.1 1.47 4.59 24.2 2.5
1991 CAL MLB 0 2 0 2 2 6.7 14 3 5 3 25% .440 18.9 4.0 4.0 6.8 2.55 12.15 -1.1 -0.1
1993 BAL MLB 8 10 0 32 31 178.7 179 79 78 18 47% .273 9.0 4.0 0.9 3.9 1.44 4.94 8.4 0.9
1994 PHI MLB 1 2 0 8 7 45.0 42 7 19 8 45% .230 8.4 1.4 1.6 3.8 1.09 3.00 -0.8 -0.1
1995 SDN MLB 8 3 0 29 15 90.3 101 34 57 16 43% .295 10.1 3.4 1.6 5.7 1.49 4.98 0.8 0.5
1996 SDN MLB 13 8 0 33 31 171.7 177 67 95 17 46% .285 9.3 3.5 0.9 5.0 1.42 3.62 7.7 0.9
1997 SLN MLB 0 4 0 5 5 22.7 22 14 10 2 54% .253 8.7 5.6 0.8 4.0 1.59 5.56 -1.8 -0.1
1997 SDN MLB 2 8 0 13 13 66.3 84 32 51 10 50% .343 11.4 4.3 1.4 6.9 1.75 4.75 7.7 0.8

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
1991-06-13 1991-07-05 15-DL 22 20 - General Medical Cardiac Arrhythmia - -
1988-08-01 1988-09-26 56 52 Left Shoulder Sprain Anterior Capsule - -

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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)
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Good chat. Over the last 15 - 20 years, who are some of your favorite players to go to the ballpark and see play and why?
(Jerome from T Hills)
Some of them are obvious - warts and all, I'm thrilled that I've gotten to see Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez as often as I have over the years - both have provided some incredible moments. Mariano Rivera, of course. I'm lucky to have seen Tim Raines and Rickey Henderson relatively late in their careers. Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Jay Buhner and Randy Johnson were pretty special because the Mariners were a favorite before I came to New York, and a common point of reference for me and my brother. Manny Ramirez, when he was still an Indian, was a lot of fun. Jim Thome was a beast who seemed to homer every time he came to town.

Going further back, I'm thrilled I got to see Fernando Valenzuela pitch in person, even if it was only spring training. Likewise for seeing Reggie Jackson in spring training - both were huge parts of my childhood and adolesence. My first regular season major league game was Roger Clemens vs. Nolan Ryan in 1989 (read about it in today's column). That was incredibly special in retrospect because Ryan always meant a great deal to me.

I'm sure I've forgotten somebody, but that's a good start. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)You were perhaps the very first media person who discounted the scouts' concerns with Tim Lincecum and said two winters ago he was your choice for franchise pitcher for the next 10 years. Given that Tim had never thrown a pitch above High A, most would have considered that a very bold prediction. Today (and I ask this question four days before I expect Lincecum to become the Giants' first Cy Young Award winner in 41 years and I believe the second-ever NL pitcher to win the award in his first full season -- with Fernando Valenzuela being the other)that prediction looks like genius. What were the specific factors that allowed you to make what appears to be a prediction ahead of its time, and what implications do these factors have for Tim's continuing future?
(sharksrog from San Francisco)
That's a really early submit, so I have to get this one up. Lincecum did win the award, so I look really smart, but basically I could have been wrong for the reasons I was right. Eyes are a terrible tool for judging pitchers and without facts and data on his joint load, I can't say anything with surety. I didn't see anything terribly wrong mechanically, but the same could be said about Mark Prior. I just didn't think "looks strange" ever equalled "dangerous." (Will Carroll)
2008-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I don't recall exactly when Eric Davis retired, and I have to acknowledge that his career numbers don't come close to HOF material. However, he stands out to this Reds fan as one of the most exciting players of his era, and I'll forever wonder what might have been had he stayed healthy. What's your top-5 list of "coulda shoulda" players?
(BelongstotheReds from Seattle)
No joke, I got all verklempt when I wrote up Davis' blurb for a JAWS piece a couple years back. The man possessed the most electrifying speed/power combo to hit the majors between Willie Mays and Barry Bonds, period. What I wouldn't give to see him play at his peak again...

Davis and his childhood pal Darryl Strawberry make a good strat to a top five for the Hall of Should aWouldaCoulda, and you can't mention the straw without calling upon Dwight Gooden too. Add David Cone and Fernando Valenzuela and you've got an easy five from me, though I'm certain there are others I could include particularly from other eras. (Jay Jaffe)


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