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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 4813 .276 .352 .408 .266 17.3
Birth Date11-24-1962
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1987 NYA 24 8 22 22 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .123 -2.1 0.2 -0.2
1988 NYA 25 48 125 115 18 20 6 0 5 41 8 24 2 0 0 12 1 1 .174 .240 .357 .227 1.8 -1.6 0.0
1989 NYA 26 33 111 100 12 34 4 2 2 48 7 14 1 0 3 11 0 3 .340 .389 .480 .323 11.4 -0.4 1.2
1990 NYA 27 95 253 229 21 48 6 2 5 73 20 53 1 1 2 19 0 3 .210 .275 .319 .221 -4.3 3.9 -0.0
1991 NYA 28 80 210 184 19 45 11 1 1 61 18 43 3 0 5 15 3 1 .245 .322 .332 .230 2.3 5.5 0.8
1992 NYA 29 121 461 412 57 112 24 1 7 159 38 78 2 5 4 46 7 2 .272 .333 .386 .266 22.3 0.9 2.6
1993 NYA 30 85 253 226 28 68 13 2 7 106 18 39 4 2 3 24 2 2 .301 .360 .469 .279 9.9 -0.5 1.0
1994 NYA 31 77 310 280 47 78 16 1 9 123 22 61 4 2 2 34 4 2 .279 .338 .439 .267 10.8 -4.0 0.7
1995 NYA 32 111 432 367 60 102 19 1 7 144 55 64 4 3 3 46 5 1 .278 .375 .392 .272 20.0 3.2 2.3
1996 CAL 33 136 611 530 82 151 27 3 14 226 70 118 5 2 4 54 7 7 .285 .372 .426 .276 29.3 -21.9 0.7
1997 ANA 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ANA 35 51 224 188 29 49 13 1 4 76 34 42 1 1 0 26 7 2 .261 .375 .404 .271 12.6 -2.4 1.0
1999 ANA 36 95 425 376 57 115 15 4 9 165 43 56 4 0 2 48 13 4 .306 .383 .439 .284 22.2 3.3 2.4
1999 OAK 36 61 286 255 48 85 10 3 7 122 27 42 2 0 2 28 11 4 .333 .401 .478 .291 18.1 0.1 1.7
2000 OAK 37 122 546 485 82 135 23 0 12 194 54 95 3 1 3 41 9 3 .278 .354 .400 .259 12.5 9.8 2.1
2001 NYA 38 15 55 46 4 7 3 0 0 10 5 13 3 0 1 1 2 0 .152 .278 .217 .203 -2.3 1.3 -0.1
2001 TEX 38 78 334 296 46 88 16 2 9 135 29 73 5 1 3 31 4 2 .297 .369 .456 .265 12.9 -1.1 1.2
2002 OAK 39 56 155 133 22 30 8 0 2 44 15 32 5 1 1 8 3 0 .226 .325 .331 .255 1.3 -0.5 0.1
Career12734813424463311712142310017314638534919384457837.276.352.408.266178.6-4.217.3

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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1985 NIA A- 67 254 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 APP A 124 487 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 BUF AAA 9 23 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 NYA MLB 8 22 .123 .253 .311 .400 .255 .250 94 -3.2 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.2 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
1987 ABY AA 71 294 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 COH AAA 49 204 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 NYA MLB 48 125 .227 .259 .323 .393 .271 .174 98 -3.9 3.3 0.3 -1.6 0.4 1.8 0.0 1.8 0.0
1988 COH AAA 78 321 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 NYA MLB 33 111 .323 .259 .318 .375 .260 .381 104 6.7 2.9 0.5 -0.4 -0.5 11.4 1.2 11.4 1.2
1989 COH AAA 103 431 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 NYA MLB 95 253 .221 .257 .324 .385 .259 .250 100 -9.9 6.8 1 3.9 -0.5 -4.3 -0.0 -4.3 -0.0
1991 NYA MLB 80 210 .230 .260 .327 .395 .264 .314 101 -6.1 5.7 1.4 5.5 0.4 2.3 0.8 2.3 0.8
1992 NYA MLB 121 461 .266 .257 .322 .385 .262 .316 101 2.8 11.9 3.3 0.9 3.7 22.3 2.6 22.3 2.6
1993 NYA MLB 85 253 .279 .267 .335 .402 .261 .335 99 5.1 7.3 0.5 -0.5 -3.6 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
1993 ABY AA 5 19 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .214 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 NYA MLB 77 310 .267 .278 .348 .444 .271 .325 103 2.3 9.4 2.5 -4.0 -0.5 10.8 0.7 10.8 0.7
1995 NYA MLB 111 432 .272 .267 .339 .417 .263 .318 102 6 12.9 1 3.2 -0.8 20.0 2.3 20.0 2.3
1996 CAL MLB 136 611 .276 .278 .347 .445 .268 .343 99 11.4 18.9 -0.2 -21.9 2.8 29.3 0.7 29.3 0.7
1997 ANA MLB 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ANA MLB 51 224 .271 .266 .331 .425 .262 .315 95 2.7 6.1 -0.3 -2.4 0.1 12.6 1.0 12.6 1.0
1998 LEL A+ 0 23 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .526 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 VAN AAA 0 18 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ANA MLB 95 425 .284 .280 .350 .448 .267 .341 97 11.8 11.9 -0.6 3.3 0.9 22.2 2.4 22.2 2.4
1999 OAK MLB 61 286 .291 .271 .343 .432 .262 .379 96 10.3 8.0 -0.4 0.1 -0.0 18.1 1.7 18.1 1.7
2000 OAK MLB 122 546 .259 .276 .346 .447 .264 .325 93 -0.9 15.5 -0.8 9.8 1.1 12.5 2.1 12.5 2.1
2000 MID AA 0 20 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .091 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SAC AAA 0 16 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .556 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NYA MLB 15 55 .203 .254 .327 .406 .258 .212 96 -3.4 1.5 -0.4 1.3 0.5 -2.3 -0.1 -2.3 -0.1
2001 TEX MLB 78 334 .265 .267 .331 .428 .262 .367 104 1.9 9.1 -1.6 -1.1 0.8 12.9 1.2 12.9 1.2
2001 TUL AA 6 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 OAK MLB 56 155 .255 .261 .328 .422 .262 .280 96 -0.9 4.1 -0.5 -0.5 -0.9 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2002 SAC AAA 4 19 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .538 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1985 NIA A- 254 28 48 7 3 1 16 35 72 8 3 .220 .331 .294 .073 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 APP A 487 55 105 31 4 11 50 58 96 13 6 .252 .352 .424 .173 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 BUF AAA 23 2 4 1 0 0 2 2 4 1 0 .200 .304 .250 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 NYA MLB 22 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .000 .123 -2.1 0.2 -0.2
1987 COH AAA 204 21 59 10 6 5 33 14 36 8 2 .319 .379 .519 .200 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 ABY AA 294 40 83 20 2 7 32 25 47 8 6 .316 .379 .487 .171 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988 NYA MLB 125 18 20 6 0 5 12 8 24 1 1 .174 .240 .357 .183 .227 1.8 -1.6 0.0
1988 COH AAA 321 39 79 23 4 5 6 25 71 7 5 .270 .329 .427 .157 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 NYA MLB 111 12 34 4 2 2 11 7 14 0 3 .340 .389 .480 .140 .323 11.4 -0.4 1.2
1989 COH AAA 431 59 103 26 3 11 53 38 105 3 5 .266 .339 .434 .168 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 NYA MLB 253 21 48 6 2 5 19 20 53 0 3 .210 .275 .319 .109 .221 -4.3 3.9 -0.0
1991 NYA MLB 210 19 45 11 1 1 15 18 43 3 1 .245 .322 .332 .087 .230 2.3 5.5 0.8
1992 NYA MLB 461 57 112 24 1 7 46 38 78 7 2 .272 .333 .386 .114 .266 22.3 0.9 2.6
1993 ABY AA 19 2 4 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 .235 .316 .412 .176 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 NYA MLB 253 28 68 13 2 7 24 18 39 2 2 .301 .360 .469 .168 .279 9.9 -0.5 1.0
1994 NYA MLB 310 47 78 16 1 9 34 22 61 4 2 .279 .338 .439 .161 .267 10.8 -4.0 0.7
1995 NYA MLB 432 60 102 19 1 7 46 55 64 5 1 .278 .375 .392 .114 .272 20.0 3.2 2.3
1996 CAL MLB 611 82 151 27 3 14 54 70 118 7 7 .285 .372 .426 .142 .276 29.3 -21.9 0.7
1997 ANA MLB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 LEL A+ 23 6 11 2 1 1 7 2 0 1 1 .550 .609 .900 .350 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 VAN AAA 18 0 4 2 0 0 2 1 4 1 1 .250 .333 .375 .125 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ANA MLB 224 29 49 13 1 4 26 34 42 7 2 .261 .375 .404 .144 .271 12.6 -2.4 1.0
1999 OAK MLB 286 48 85 10 3 7 28 27 42 11 4 .333 .401 .478 .145 .291 18.1 0.1 1.7
1999 ANA MLB 425 57 115 15 4 9 48 43 56 13 4 .306 .383 .439 .133 .284 22.2 3.3 2.4
2000 SAC AAA 16 3 5 0 0 0 2 4 2 2 0 .455 .625 .455 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MID AA 20 4 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 0 0 .125 .300 .312 .188 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 OAK MLB 546 82 135 23 0 12 41 54 95 9 3 .278 .354 .400 .122 .259 12.5 9.8 2.1
2001 TUL AA 24 5 8 2 0 0 5 1 5 0 0 .381 .409 .476 .095 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NYA MLB 55 4 7 3 0 0 1 5 13 2 0 .152 .278 .217 .065 .203 -2.3 1.3 -0.1
2001 TEX MLB 334 46 88 16 2 9 31 29 73 4 2 .297 .369 .456 .159 .265 12.9 -1.1 1.2
2002 SAC AAA 19 3 8 3 0 1 4 1 3 1 0 .471 .526 .824 .353 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 OAK MLB 155 22 30 8 0 2 8 15 32 3 0 .226 .325 .331 .105 .255 1.3 -0.5 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
2002-04-05 2002-05-04 15-DL 29 25 Left Hand Fracture -
2001-05-25 2001-07-13 15-DL 49 42 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2000-04-03 2000-05-08 15-DL 35 31 - Knee Strain - -
1998-05-15 1998-09-03 60-DL 111 102 Right Elbow Stress Fracture - -
1998-04-01 1998-05-13 15-DL 42 36 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -
1997-09-07 1997-09-29 60-DL 22 20 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -
1997-03-23 1997-09-01 15-DL 162 137 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 1997-04-08 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2002 OAK $1,000,000
2001 TEX $3,150,000
2000 OAK $3,050,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$7,200,000
3 yrTotal$7,200,000

 

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The Lineup Card: Seven Relief Performances That Swung a Postseason SeriesBaseball Prospectus2014-10-29
What You Need to Know: Wednesday, August 22Daniel Rathman2012-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Quad-A Saves the Day?Ben Lindbergh2011-05-24
BP Unfiltered: Pettitte Set to RetireR.J. Anderson2011-02-03
Prospectus Q&A: Buck ShowalterDavid Laurila2010-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2008: The Hitters, Part OneJay Jaffe2007-12-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Aaron HarangMarc Normandin2007-02-21
Future Shock: Where the Cardinals Came FromKevin Goldstein2006-10-19
The CBA on Steroids: An FAQ on MLB's Drug-Testing RulesDoug Pappas2004-12-09
The Week in Quotes: October 14-27Derek Zumsteg2002-10-28
Playoff Prospectus: Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota TwinsDerek Zumsteg2002-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 6-8, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Daily Prospectus: AftermathJoe Sheehan2002-06-10
Transaction Analysis: May 23-27, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 20-22, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13
Transaction Analysis: April 25-29, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-01
Transaction Analysis: April 7-8, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-10
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: The Success CycleJonah Keri2002-02-28
Internet Baseball Awards: Player of the YearBaseball Prospectus2000-11-03
1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1999-11-20


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had a gun to your head, would you say that Torre 1. got the Yankees and extra WS or two through cool-headedness; 2. Cost them one or two through his bullpen usage; 3. Probably had no effect. Substitute other reasons for 1 & 2 if I'm off. Thanks!
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
Do I have to have a gun to my head? Can I say that it was sometimes 1 and sometimes 2, depending on the year? Let us also say that in both 2001 and 2003 his decision-making was influenced by pathetic roster construction--if you look back at our last playoff roundtable, you can find Joe and I talking about this. In 2001, the bench was Enrique Wilson, Clay Bellinger, Randy Velarde. In 2003, as Joe memorably said, they had more lefties in the pen than the Marlins had lefty hitters. I don't know who gets responsibility for those calls. But in 2007, his "coolness" led him to sit on his ass while Joba was eaten by bugs, and I know very well that Casey or Billy Martin or Leo Durocher or John McGraw or Dick Williams would have been out there pulling his team off the field. I don't know if they would have gotten to the World Series, but his coolness became passivity there and justifiably cost him his job. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourJoe, it's a coin-toss as to whether the roster was wose in that postseason or in 2001, when the bench consisted of Clay Bellinger, a used-up Randy Velarde, and a semi-retired Luis Sojo. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourJoe, it's a coin-toss as to whether the roster was wose in that postseason or in 2001, when the bench consisted of Clay Bellinger, a used-up Randy Velarde, and a semi-retired Luis Sojo. (Steven Goldman)